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2016 BroadwayWorld UK Regional Awards Update - IN THE HEIGHTS Winning Best New Production of a Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Presents the World Premiere of WINTER by Julie Jensen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the world premiere of Winter by Julie Jensen. The production, co-directed by RTE members Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich,runs January 7 - February 11, 2017, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, January 16, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Jimmy D Robinson and A Flock of Seagulls Announce New Chill Lounge Music Release 'Pedro'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Get ready to meet “PEDRO”—the new up-tempo chill lounge groove from poet Jimmy D Robinson and the Grammy award-winning group A Flock of Seagulls! (more...)

The One-Minute Play Festival at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

A Very Merry (All-Inclusive) 1MPF Holiday Spectacular will be presented on Tuesday, December 20 at 8 PM and Wednesday December 21 at 8 PM at Actor's Express. Tickets will be $20 and may be purchased online at actors-express.com or by calling 404-607-7469. (more...)

Casting Announced For Southwark Playhouse's Annual Shakespeare Production For Younger Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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The American Dance Platform and The Joyce Theater Present Ragamala's 'Kírana'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Sanskrit word kírana conjures the rays of the sun and the moon, which reveal the sky of consciousness, illumine every direction, and can unravel the metaphysical universe. (more...)

Leopold and His Fiction Release New Single Waves (Golden) Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction have released their latest single “Waves (Golden)” via Allmusic. Allmusic praises its 'hard-edged, stomping psychedelic garage sound, with some Motown energy mixed in for good measure.' (more...)

The Exponential Festival Comes to Brooklyn in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Exponential Festival, a multi-week Festival that seeks to promote theatrical performances created in New York and presented across Brooklyn, is proud to announce its second year of artists and venues. (more...)

Comedy Central Unveils Winter 2017 Programming Schedule
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The #1 brand in comedy's winter schedule is filled with a farewell season, fan favorites returning with new episodes and lots of new series and specials from the hottest names in comedy. (more...)

Guangzhou Award Boosts Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

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Go Ricki's First Show of 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Back off my man and get ready for a big surprise on Thursday, January 12th at 9:00pm! 'Go Ricki' is a monthly stand up & storytelling show at QED Astoria with themes pulled from the ridiculous topics of 'The Ricki Lake Show'. (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company Presents the Southeast Premiere of EXIT STRATEGY by Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Southeastern premiere of Exit Strategy written by Ike Holter and directed by John Dillon, running February 21 - March 19, 2017 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center's Performance Theater.  (more...)


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GO RICKI to Return with First Show of 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Back off my man and get ready for a big surprise on Thursday, January 12th at 9:00pm! 'Go Ricki' is a monthly stand up & storytelling show at QED Astoria with themes pulled from the ridiculous topics of 'The Ricki Lake Show'. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts to Present RAVISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Kennedy Center Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates continues his reinvention of the traditional concert experience with the next event in his second season of the KC Jukebox series: the dreamlike world of Ravishment, Monday, January 30, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Atrium. (more...)

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce The 40th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced the first dates of their 40th Anniversary Tour. Tom Petty announced the tour on SiriusXM's "Tom Petty Radio" this morning and also on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night: http://bit.ly/2giAGBr. The primarily U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation, will begin on April 20, 2017 in Oklahoma City and continues throughout the summer with more dates, including on the west coast, still to be announced. (more...)

A Battle Between Fear and Compassion in THE CHRISTIANS Bay Area Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) kicks off the new year with the off-Broadway hit The Christians by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

Edinburgh Sell-Out One Woman Family Drama Comes to VAULT Festival in February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

After a critically acclaimed, sell-out performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, Robyn Paterson's one-woman family drama The South Afreakins transfers to the Vaults Festival in February 2017. Inspired by Paterson's own parents' experience of emigrating from South Africa to New Zealand, she rapidly switches between Helene and Gordon to create a very human story of loss and family. (more...)

Chicago Bulls College Prep Students Perform Alongside Chicago Philharmonic Musicians Through Chi Phil AMP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

This fall, UIC College Prep High School and Chicago Bulls College Prep High School have been added to the roster of schools included in The Chicago Philharmonic Society's Chi Phil AMP (Academy of Music Performance) program. Both public schools serve a highly diverse student population on Chicago's near west side. (more...)

Special Preview of Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik's New Musical Added to 2017 Alley All New Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Alley Theatre announces an added Late Night Preview featuring excerpts from the new musical Lover, Beloved: An Evening with Carson McCullers by Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik. The special 50-minute presentation is part of the previously announced lineup of readings and workshop performances, all taking place February 2-12 at the Alley All New Festival. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made now at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713-220-5700. All workshop performances and readings are free and open to the public. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Releases CONCERTOS FOR ORCHESTRA Featuring Zhou Tian, Thierry Escaich and Sebastian Currier
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces the November 17 release of its latest recording Concertos for Orchestra, the second under Music Director Louis Langree. The recording features the world premieres of three concertos for orchestra commissioned by the CSO: Zhou Tian's Concerto for Orchestra, Thierry Escaich's Psalmos and Sebastian Currier's FLEX. (more...)

ROCKTOPIA On Sale Monday! From Mozart to U2- A Powerful Fusion of Classical Music and Classic Rock
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

 Live Nation is thrilled to announce the inaugural concert event ROCKTOPIA LIVE: A Classical Revolution.  Thisgroundbreaking live concert performance celebrating the fusion of classical music with classic rock features Cleveland's own Contemporary Youth Orchestra,sitting side by side with select master musicians from a number of formidable local performing orchestras including the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, five world-class vocalists and five top rock musicians. Liza Grossman, CYO's founder and conductor will make special appearance as guest conductor during the concert.  (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Announces Director for MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater today announced that Tyne Rafaeli will direct Cal Shakes' final production of its 2017 season, the previously-announced Measure for Measure. This first-ever co-production between Cal Shakes and Santa Cruz Shakespeare will play at the Bruns Amphitheater from September 20 through October 15. (more...)

Santa Barbara Film Festival to Honor Isabelle Huppert with Montecito Award
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Isabelle Huppert will receive their prestigious Montecito Award for her critically acclaimed role in Paul Verhoeven's Elle, a Sony Pictures Classics release. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards Update - Tacoma Little Theatre Winning Theatre of the Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Regional Awards Update -SWEENEY TODD Winning Best Revival of a Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards Update - HAIRSPRAY Winning Best Local Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Regional Awards Update - STAGES St. Louis Winning Best Theatre Company!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

THE LOVER, STORY PIRATES and More Set for Napa Valley Performing Arts Center This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has announced its lineup for the month of January. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards Update - Playhouse on the Square Winning Best Professional Theater Company!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival to Honor Isabelle Huppert with Montecito Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Isabelle Huppert will receive their prestigious Montecito Award for her critically acclaimed role in Paul Verhoeven's Elle, a Sony Pictures Classics release. Given to a person in the entertainment industry who has made a great contribution to film, the award will be presented to her at a ceremony on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the historic Arlington Theater. (more...)

WHAT'S YOUR DAMAGE? to Return to The Grand in Brooklyn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Every month Sachi Ezura and Halle Kiefer host a stand-up/storytelling show that asks performers, 'What, exactly, is your damage?' (more...)

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH Followup to Premiere at 2017 Sundance Film Festival; Al Gore Set for Panel
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The followup to watershed environmental documentary An Inconvenient Truth will make its world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festivalas a Day One screening, part of The New Climate, a program dedicated to conversations and films about environmental change and conservation. (more...)

Village Theatre's Beta Series Welcomes Audience Members into the Developmental Process for New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Today marks the start of frozen performances for the new musical Cubamor at Village Theatre's First Stage Theatre, though the production has already been on stage in front of public audiences for nearly a week. That's because Cubamor is the inaugural musical in Village Theatre's brand new program, The Beta Series, an unprecedented expansion to the theatre's renowned Village Originals program of readings and workshops and a testament to its ongoing dedication to the development of new works. (more...)

RHAPSODY & RHYTHM: THE GERSHWIN CONCERT EXPERIENCE Coming to Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Described as a definitive Gershwin concert experience, Rhapsody & Rhythm: The Gershwin Concert Experience comes to Stage One at the Harris Center in Folsom. (more...)

Off-Broadway's 'Gazillion Bubble Show' Star Melody Yang to Be Featured on Amazon's MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Celebrated bubble artists, Guinness World Record holder, and star of the log running Off- Broadway Hit The Gazillion Bubble Show, Melody Yang will be featured in the third season of the upcoming award-winning Amazon series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE beginning December 9, 2016 (more...)

Groundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to announce the lineup for the First Look Festival, its annual showcase for groundbreaking new moving-image art. (more...)

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 56th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

A.C.T. Nabs Five 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards, Including Honor for CHESTER BAILEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)'s world premiere production of Joseph Dougherty's Chester Bailey this past spring was the recipient three 2016 Theatre Bay Area Awards, including Outstanding World Premiere Play, Outstanding Production of a Play and Outstanding Lighting Design (Robert Hand). (more...)

Teri Bibb and More Set for Family Friendly Holiday Concerts at Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company makes the holidays merry and musical with special concerts at the theatre for audiences of all ages. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Denver Regional Awards Update - Jeffery Jesmer, Caleb Baze and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Detroit Regional Awards Update - Josh Alor, Jordan Gagnon and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Minnesota Symphony Orchestra Performs Live to Film Scores
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Minnesota Symphony is moving toward featuring live soundtracks to popular films, which has been a big draw for audiences.  This season, they are performing live to five films, among some are 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone', 'Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille', and 'ET'. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Images of Ruth Wilson in Ivo van Hove's HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Ivo van Hove, one of the world's most exciting directors, makes his National Theatre debut with a modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece.  Press Night for Hedda Gabler is 12 December.  The production will continue in repertoire until 21 March. (more...)

Gabrielle Stravelli Welcomes Vocal Trio Duchess as Special Guest to Launch New CD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

GABRIELLE STRAVELLI - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called an "outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice - will launch her new album Dream Ago at Subculture (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company Continues Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with TALL SKINNY CRUEL CRUEL BOYS by Caroline V. McGraw, author of Ultimate Beauty Bible (Page 73), on Thursday, December 15 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Danya Taymor is set to direct. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Play Final Performance 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Maberry Theatricals (Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy) are thrilled to announce that Emmy Award winning actor Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," You Can't Take It With You) will perform the final show of the critically-acclaimed engagement of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Monday, December 19, 2016. The limited engagement, New York Premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT began performances on March 7.  (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical Premieres Tonight in Brooklyn!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards Update - Mirvish Winning Best Professional Theatre!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company Poised to Melt Away the Winter with January THAW MUSIC FESTIVAL.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Centenary Stage Company plans to heat things up this winter with their annual January Thaw Music Festival.  This year's features three exciting performances during the month of January in the Sitnik Theater of the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  The Festival includes;The HooDoo Loungers on Saturday, January 14 at 8pm; Sweet Plantain Quartet on Saturday, January 28 at 8pm and 3hree for Louis: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong on Sunday, January 22 at 2pm. (more...)

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