BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: LICENSED TO ILL, Southwark Playhouse, 2 December 2016
by Rona Kelly - Dec 3, 2016

Jukebox musicals seem to be as popular as ever in the West End, using familiar songs to tell stories on stage. Mamma Mia! is coming close to two decades in London, and newcomers like Motown the Musical are extending their runs. With audiences returning year after year, there is unquestionably an audience for ABBA. Licensed to Ill raises a question which a different band faced: is there an audience for the Beastie Boys? When I first heard there was a musical about this hip-hop group, I'll admit I questioned whether there was an audience for the show itself. Well, 'Ch-Check It Out': there is. This evolution of the Beastie Boys is a revolution for the London stage and storytelling. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Takes Opening Night Bows on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory Presents NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITE, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory of New York returns to Symphony Space with Kozlova's delightful new production of Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' running slightly over one hour - Saturday December 3 at 7 PM.    (more...)

root9B Technologies Announces Reverse Stock Split, Corporate Name Change and Headquarters Relocation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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NFL and VOKE to Create Highlights Experience in Virtual Reality
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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Kravis Center Adds Singer Storm Large to 25th Anniversary NIGHT OF STARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced another major addition to its 25th Anniversary NIGHT OF STARS: musician, actor and author Storm Large, who was a finalist on major TV talent show, has rocked out with Pink Martini and has performed with symphonic orchestras throughout North America. (more...)

Key West Film Festival Awards 'Patron of Arts' Honors to Two Distinguished Supporters: Phil Shawe, Co-CEO of TransPerfect, and Dan O'Sullivan, VP-EMEA of TransPerfect
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Talks Trump Acquiring Mass Text Capability
by - Dec 2, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Stephen Colbert talked about Donald Trump's recent announcement about acquiring mass text capability. (more...)

ESPN Signs NFL Insider Adam Schefter to New Multi-Year Extension
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

ESPN has signed NFL Insider Adam Schefter, one of sports media's preeminent reporters, to a new multi-year contract extension. (more...)

Bright Star Touring Theatre Comes to Texas with LEGENDS OF THE LONE STAR STATE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

It is no secret that Texans are proud of their heritage.  That is why, every March, school children from Amarillo to Brownsville celebrate Texas History Month.  This year, Bright Star Touring Theatre will be helping Texas' schools, libraries and theaters celebrate the legends, heroes and tall tales that make up Texas History with their brand new live theater show Legends of the Lone Star State. (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

BWW Review: NUNCRACKERS Brings Christmas to The Keeton
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 2, 2016

Those wacky sisters of Hoboken are back on the job and back in the theatre in Nuncrackers - writer Dan Goggins' latest installment of the continuing saga of a group of down-on-their-luck nuns from New Jersey who are still trying to beef up their rolls, score some longed-for electronic gadgets and launching a cable access TV channel to hawk their own special brand of must-have holiday gifts - celebrating the Christmas season with a variety show that shows off their own questionable talents, along with those of a group of Four children from the school at the Convent of Mount Saint Helen's. (more...)

Broken Hands' Video; Turbulence Released to Critical Acclaim
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Watch/share the video here: http://bit.ly/2gruDOG.The song appears on their debut album, Turbulence, out now via SO Recordings/Caroline. (more...)

SUSTO Premieres Single on Consequence of Sound
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Charleston-based SUSTO's newest track “Hard Drugs,” from their highly anticipated album, & I'm Fine Today, premieres on Consequence of Sound, who call it, “Honest and reflective.” See the post and listen to the single (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

NYC Saxist Adam Schneit Releases Debut 'Light Shines In' Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

When considering titles for his debut album, Light Shines In, on Fresh Sound New Talent Records, tenor saxophonist and clarinetist Adam Schneit was reminded of the chorus from his favorite Leonard Cohen song, “Anthem”: (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Arrives on Broadway... and They Like It!
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Give the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year. (more...)

Ryanne Cunningham Releases New Book, YOGA FOR ATHLETES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Athletes have trainers who prepare weight-training regimens and stretching exercises, coaches who observe and correct their every movement, and physicians who check them for injuries. So do they really need one more way to train? The answer is yes, at least for athletes who want an extra advantage when it comes to balance, flexibility, breath, and mental sharpness. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and Four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Audiences will take an unforgettable journey through the Neverland they never knew this Christmas, as Northampton's Royal stage is transformed for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, now through 31 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

West Coast Players to Present DOUBLEWIDE, TEXAS by Jones Hope Wooten
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

West Coast Players presents the Southern-Fried farce, DoubleWide, Texas by Jones Hope Wooten, January 13 - February 5, 2017. (more...)

7th Annual Jewelry Heist Fundraiser Extends at Clague Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Clague Playhouse has proven that our merchandise is a hot ticket! Due to the extraordinary response to the jewelry sale during the run of our holiday musical, Clague Playhouse will extend the length of the 7th Annual Jewelry Heist past our original dates. (more...)

American Blues Theater to Stage Chicago Premiere of David Auburn's THE COLUMNIST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

American Blues Theater continues its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Columnist by David Auburn and directed by Keira Fromm. The Columnist runs February 17 - April 9, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Shop for the Holidays with THE GRINCH and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Old Globe has some great ideas to simplify your holiday shopping this year! Might we suggest tickets for the family to our 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a San Diego multigenerational family tradition, which runs now through December 26. (more...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

MARTIN LAWRENCE DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE Headed to Prudential Center in Newark
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Comedian, actor, director and producer Martin Lawrence returns with his first stand-up tour in Four years - DOIN' TIME: UNCUT LIVE - playing Newark's Prudential Center in his only area performance on Sunday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Lawrence has made a triumphant homecoming to the stand-up stage, wowing audiences with his signature style of hilarious stories, social commentary and more.  (more...)

Wonderland Premieres Video for Highasakite's 'Golden Ticket (Acoustic Version)'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Norway's Highasakite's release their superb Acoustic Versions EP on 2nd December via Propeller Recordings - with the Four track release showcasing their undeniable pop sensibilities, whilst specifically highlighting Ingrid Helene Håvik's instantly recognisable, and immaculately presented vocal talents. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Present PEARL HARBOR: THE HEROES WHO FOUGHT BACK, 12/7
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

To commemorate this infamous day, American Heroes Channel (AHC) presents the US premiere of the all-new special, PEARL HARBOR: THE HEROES WHO FOUGHT BACK on Wednesday, December 7 at 10/9c (more...)

HGTV's FIXER UPPER Season Four Delivers Highest-Rated Premiere Ever
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The season premiere of HGTV's FIXER UPPER on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET/PT delivered the series' highest-rated season premiere to date with a 1.41 rating (more...)

Jobsite Theater Partners with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay for AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Jobsite Theater, the independent resident theater company of the Straz Center, is pleased to announce a partnership with Community Foundation of Tampa Bay (CFTB), an organization focused on connecting donors, nonprofit organizations and community leaders in an effort to make Tampa Bay a better place to live. (more...)

Photo Flash: A.D. Players Show 'O LITTLE TOWN OF BAGELS...' Takes Final Bow at the Grace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, is performing its final play, O Little Town of Bagels, Teacakes and Hamburger Buns, at its current home at Grace Theater before moving to a new, $18 million facility in early 2017. Bagels was written by A. D. Players' founder and artistic director Jeannette Clift George in 1984, and has been performed multiple times based on popular demand. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Brad Absher and the Swamp Royale Serve Up Magical Gumbo of Blues, Gospel, Americana, Folk & Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Perfectly embodying the title of his new Triple A/Americana driven album, Brad Absher (www.bradabshermusic.com) is one 'Lucky Dog'! (more...)

Photo Flash: Under the Sea! First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Beck Center for the Arts presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, today, December 2, through December 31, 2016 in the Mackey Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ygrene Names Consumer Finance Industry Veteran Rocco Fabiano Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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The Oak Ridge Boys Return to the Grand!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents two performances by country legends, The Oak Ridge Boys Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

National Touring Production of Broadway's PIPPIN at the Grand!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the acclaimed Broadway musical revival of Pippin, performed by the National Touring Company, on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 2pm and 7 pm. Tickets may be purchased at The Grand's Box Office, 2020 Postoffice Street, by calling 409.765.1894, 800.821.1894, or online at www.thegrand.com. (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel Proudly Welcomes Rickey Smiley
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

MotorCity Casino Hotel is proud to welcome comedian Rickey Smiley to Sound Board on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Handel's Masterpiece Returns to Bronx Community College with Complete Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

This seasonal favorite, famous for its dazzling solos, pyrotechnical instrumental passages and the beloved "Hallelujah chorus," will be conducted by Michael Spierman and feature Four soloists, The Bronx Opera Chorus, The Orchestra of the Bronx and such friends and citizens of the Bronx as New York City Councilman Andrew Cohen, New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, New York State Senator Jose M. Serrano, U.S. Congressman Jose E. Serrano, BCC President Thomas Isekenegbe, City Island Historical Society founder Virginia M. Gallagher and Adriana Prela, a high school honors student from the Academy of Mount St, Ursula, who will recite the biblical passages that inspired the music. (more...)

Due to Popular Demand TWIST YOUR DICKENS Adds Four Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Due to popular demand, The Kennedy Center has announced the addition of Four extra performances to the Kennedy Center's debut run of The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens. Tickets are now on sale for newly added 3p.m. matinees on December 21, 22, 28, and 29. Twist Your Dickens performances take place in the Theater Lab from December 9-31, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bette Midler Chats Broadway's HELLO DOLLY on NBC's Today, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The December 4th edition of 'Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist will feature a special profile on Bette Midler in which she talks about her return to Broadway in HELLO DOLLY! this Spring. (more...)

Wil Anderson to Visit Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Wil Anderson is an award-winning comedian, television host, writer and podcaster from Australia.  His stand-up is a densely written, high-speed ride through one of the most wonderful comedic imaginations in the world.  Politics, pop and the personal come together in a Wil Anderson routine, always delivered with more conviction and enthusiasm than any man's vocal chords can take.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Teaser Trailer Available for THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL PASSION
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Four voices. Two dancers. One incredible experience. Venture outside the ordinary with The Little Match Girl Passion, David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-winning choral work. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fable of the Little Match Girl, this tale of tragedy and transformation is brought vividly to life in our stunning new production. Featuring Four of Seattle's most critically acclaimed voices and the lyrical, hip-hop choreography of UJ Mangune, our production of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize-Winning masterpiece is an intimate, unforgettable evening of music and dance. (more...)

Blake Shelton to Perform New Single 'A Guy With A Girl' on NBC's THE VOICE, 12/6
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

NBC's THE VOICE will welcome its Four-time winning coach Blake Shelton to the stage as he performs his new hit single "A Guy With a Girl" on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Offiical VET TOGETHER Veterans Benefit Holiday Concert Presented During Peart Harbor 75th Anniversary Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

In anticipation of the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, 2016 MAC Award nominee Marcus Goldhaberhas teamed with IAVA (Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America) for an official IAVA VETTOGETHER and BENEFIT CONCERT to both celebrate our veterans and help fun CARRY YOU ON, Goldhaber's upcoming "Album for Action," through Kickstarter - 50% of all album sale proceeds to be donated to IAVA. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra's 2016 Annual Meeting today celebrated the artistic and financial milestones of the Orchestra's 2015-16 season, a year in which the Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall and Europe, completed its celebrated Sibelius symphonies recording cycle, launched a new education program for high school students—and achieved a balanced budget. Marilyn Carlson Nelson, who was announced as the Orchestra's Chair Elect in September, was elected Board Chair by the Orchestra's Board of Directors, succeeding Warren Mack, who completed a two-year term.  (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO Asks Musical Questions
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 2, 2016

MURDER FOR TWO is a musical whodunit in its Boston premiere at Lyric Stage Company. A pair of versatile actors provide their own piano accompaniment and play a total of thirteen characters between them. Jared Troilo and Kirsten Salpini are a charming and energetic twosome who entertain with song, dance, and shtick. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents THE CHRISTIANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

B Street Theatre is excited to open the 2017 B3 Series Season with Lucas Hnath's The Christians. (more...)

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