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Bay Area Musicals! Continues 2nd Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, continues its second season with the acclaimed tribal Stephen Sondheim musical,Assassins. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's Four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written, making a great show for Bay Area Muscials' second season. (more...)

Orange Park Welcomes Olivia Newton-John at Thrasher-Horne Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Internationally recognized Four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, community activist and breast cancer "thriver" OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN performs live in concert at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park on Saturday, March 4 at 8 PM. Tickets to the show go on sale Monday, January 23 at 10 AM. (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Celebrity Judges & Matchups Revealed for Comedy Central's JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II: WAR OF THE WORDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Whitney Cummings, Ken Jeong, Anthony Jeselnik, John Mayer, T.J. Miller, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman, Jason Sudeikis and Snoop Dogg will serve as celebrity judges deciding the round–by-round fate of 16 comedian combatants during the Four nights of JEFF ROSS PRESENTS ROAST BATTLE II: WAR OF THE WORDS. (more...)

UM School of Theatre & Dance to Participate in This Week's National GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

At 5:30 p.m. on JANUARY 19, 2017, UM Theatre & Dance will join other theaters, ensembles and companies, high-school and university theater programs as we gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone-regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Divergent' Author, Veronica Roth's New Book, CARVE THE MARK, Now Available for Pre Order
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2017

Veronica Roth, author of the 'Divergent' series is launching a new book, CARVE THE MARK, which is now available for preorder. (more...)

Okkervil River Announces Special Limited Dates as Acoustic Trio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Fresh off the release their widely acclaimed 2016 record 'Away,' Okkervil River has announced a special limited run of acoustic trio shows which will feature fan requests and rarities. (more...)

First-Ever Online Data Tool Allows City Leaders to Examine Health of Their Urban Populations & Take Action
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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VIDEO: They're Back! NBC Officially Announces Return of WILL & GRACE
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

'Honey … What is this?  What's going on? What's happening?' NBC is officially bringing back television's favorite Foursome with a 10-episode limited run of WILL & GRACE during the 2017-18 season. (more...)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine to Perform at Mayo Center This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

TNC to Celebrate Black History Month with LUIGI AND LANGSTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field and the Xoregos Performing Company are presenting Luigi and Langston, Four one-act plays by famous and emerging playwrights all linked to African American History Month. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, February 3, 2017
by - Jan 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, February 3, 2017! (more...)

Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) will embark on a thrilling musical journey with Hector Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, February 19, 2017, 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Sunday, February 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Sunday, February 5, 2017! (more...)

Julia Cho's AUBERGINE at Berkeley Rep Wins 2017 Glickman Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theatre Bay Area has announced playwright Julio Cho and Berkeley Repertory Theatre have been selected as the recipients of this year's prestigious Will Glickman Award for Aubergine, which received its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in February 2016. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company's EVENING WITH ENSEMBLE STUDIO Charts Long Journey Of Opera Star, Feb. 23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Canada's next generation of opera stars takes over the mainstage of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for An Evening with the Ensemble Studio: Music of Handel and Mozart. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Auditions for Choral Ensemble for 2017-18 Season, March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

 Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions in March 2017 for experienced, classically trained singers who are seeking professional positions in the company's choral ensemble for the 2017-18 season. (more...)

OWN's Hit Docu-Series FOR PEETE'S SAKE Returns with All-New Episodes, 2/18
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

All new episodes of FOR PEETE'S SAKE, the comedic yet highly intimate docu-series following the lives of actress Holly Robinson Peete, her husband and former NFL quarterback Rodney Peete and their family will return to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Saturday, February 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere Of SOME LIGHT EMERGES, 3/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will present the world premiere of Some Light Emerges, a chamber opera created by the acclaimed team of composer Laura Kaminsky and librettists Mark Campbell and Kimberly Reed, on March 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m., at the Ballroom at Bayou Place. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Returns to Carnegie Hall, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall this February for three concerts on consecutive evenings in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, conducted by Franz Welser-Most. During each of the three concerts, the orchestra highlights the music of Franz Schubert, beginning with the overture to Die Zauberharfe on its opening program on Friday, February 24 at 8:00 p.m., which is heard alongside Strauss's Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 and the United States premiere of Rene Staar'sTime Recycling. Alongside his work as a composer, Mr. Staar is a longtime violinist with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Features Live-In-Concert KULLERVO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Swedish label BIS Records is releasing the latest offering from Music Director Osmo Vanska and the Minnesota Orchestra: a live-in-concert recording featuring Sibelius' five-part symphonic poem Kullervo, his beloved Finlandia, and Finnish composer Olli Kortekangas' Migrations, a new work commissioned by the Orchestra. (more...)

NBC's TODAY Wins Outright for Two Days Straight
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

NBC News' TODAY was the number-one morning show outright for two days straight topping ABC's “Good Morning America” in total viewers and all demos last Tuesday and Wednesday. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

The Bostonian Society Welcomes Return of Site-Specific BLOOD ON THE SNOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On March 6, 1770, Four civilians lie dead, and eight more have been wounded by the King's soldiers. As tensions rise in the streets of Boston, Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson faces an impossible choice. Blood on the Snow, by Patrick Gabridge, dramatizes the events immediately following the infamous Boston Massacre and is staged in the Council Chamber of the Old State House, the very room where the discussion took place nearly 250 years ago. (more...)

STOMP to Bring Rhythm, Choreography to Dallas This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Dallas after six years for a one week limited engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 14-19, 2017. (more...)

EnerCom Dallas Will Showcase Leading Energy Companies March 1-2, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Sarah Treem's THE HOW AND THE WHY to Open Next Month at Theater J
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

In a fitting follow-up to its production of Copenhagen, Theater J dives into a distinctly contemporary, female take on science and the mysteries of sex and human relationships with Sarah Treem's The How and The Why. (more...)

Alex Preston Appear at CCA's Spotlight Cafe on 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

New Hampshire singer-songwriter and former American Idol finalist Alex Preston will appear at the Capitol Center for the Arts' Spotlight Cafe on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8PM.  The performance is sponsored by Rath Young Pignatelli, the Rowley Agency, Melanson Heath, and RBC Wealth Management. (more...)

Peabody Chamber Opera Presents WOMEN IN THE DARK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Peabody Chamber Opera returns to Theatre Project with Women in the Dark, three short operas about various situations in which a woman or women are 'in the dark,' for Four performances,February 16 - 19 at Theatre Project, 45 West Preston Street, Baltimore. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Leigh Silverman-Helmed HURRICANE DIANE at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Two River Theater presents Hurricane Diane, a commissioned world premiere written by Madeleine George and directed by Leigh Silverman. The production features choreography by Sonya Tayeh and original music by The Bengsons. Performances will continue through Sunday, February 12. The opening night performance is Friday, January 27 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Telco digital transformation: Lessons from the world's most powerful digital companies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Grammy Winners Ghost Reach No. 1 At Active Rock Radio With 'Square Hammer'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have topped the Active Rock chart with current single 'Square Hammer' and are the first Swedish band to have a No. 1 song on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now For 3rd Annual YOUNTVILLE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The third annual Yountville Live, the ultimate, luxury getaway event, featuring exquisite cuisines from world-class restaurants and Award-winning rock star chefs, exclusive intimate performances from some of today's hottest recording artists and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley's most celebrated wineries and finest beers and spirits available, is set to take place in Yountville, California from March 16th to the 19th. Tickets are on sale now for the Four day event in the culinary capital of Napa Valley that will feature performances by multi-Platinum selling Five for Fighting, internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela duo JOHNNYSWIM, well-known singer-songwriter Emerson Hart, up and coming trumpet sensation Spencer Ludwig, a DJ set by the talented Mayer Hawthorne, rising sibling trios JOSEPH and The Rua, singer-songwriters LOLO, Jillette Johnson, Brendan James,Jon McLaughlin, Zach Heckendorf, Paul Loren, Keaton Simons and more.  Yountville Live is produced by the co-founders of the private festival "Live In The Vineyard," which over the last nine years has become one of the most sought-after tickets across the country. (more...)

Caryl Churchill's CLOUD 9 at Black Box PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Black Box Performing Arts Center continues to emerge as the Tri-State area's premiere destination for both cutting-edge professional theater and collaborative performing arts education as it proudly presents a new production of Caryl Churchill's  Cloud 9 in the heart of Teaneck, NJ. (more...)

Actor's Express to Take Part in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

At 5:30 p.m. on January 19, 2017 Actor's Express will join over 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, and high school and university theater programs as they gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation as part of The Ghostlight Project. (more...)

George Salazar and More Sign on for 'THE LIGHTNING THIEF' Musical Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Producers of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical have announced that his March for the brand-new production at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical begins performances on March 23, opening on Tuesday, April 4 and will run through May 6, 2017. More casting has just been announced! (more...)

Rose Art Museum Announces Spring Exhibitions, FRED EVERSLEY, TOMMY HARTUNY, LOUISE NEVELSON, 2/17-6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has announced its Spring 2017 exhibitions: Fred Eversley: Black, White, Gray; Tommy Hartung: King Solomon's Mines; Collection at Work; and Reflections: Louise Nevelson, 1967, on view February 17 - June 11, 2017. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 5-8 PM. (more...)

Forum Productions Presents JESUS THE JEW As Told By His Brother James
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Forum Productions is pleased to present the world premiere one-man show JESUS THE JEW As Told By His Brother James, written by William Spatz, directed by Will Rogers and featuring Steven Strafford. A modern drama interwoven with the biblical tale of Jesus of Nazareth and his brother James, JESUS THE JEW will play February 17 - March 26, 2017 at Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.  (more...)

Golden Thread Productions Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Golden Thread Productions, the first American theatre company devoted to the Middle East, continues the celebration of its 20th anniversary with an ambitious and truly international season of new work featuring artists and stories from or about Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Palestine, Turkey, Iraq, Armenia, Japan, England, and the U.S. (more...)

Learn from the Bolshoi Ballet in First-Ever IJ SUMMER INTENSIVE at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

This summer marks the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, providing aspiring professionals with the unique opportunity to learn and perform several roles from the classical ballet repertory and work closely with principal dancers and assistant choreographers of, the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company. (more...)

Artist William Onyeabor Passes Away at Aged 70
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we have to announce that the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer William Onyeabor has passed away at the age of 70. He died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness, at his home in Enugu, Nigeria. An extraordinary artist, businessman and visionary, Mr. Onyeabor composed and self-released 9 brilliant albums of groundbreaking electronic-funk from 1977-1985, which he recorded, pressed and printed at Wilfilms Limited—his personal pressing plant in southeast Nigeria. (more...)

DRUMLINE LIVE Parades into the Capitol Center for the Arts 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

DRUMLine Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the musical team behind 20th Century Fox's hit movies "Drumline" and "Drumline: A New Beat," parades onto the Capitol Center for the Arts mainstage on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30PM. This show is one of several William H. Giles Series performances during the CCA's 2016-17 season. (more...)

Henderson County High School and Flat Rock Playhouse Studio 52 Team Up for 4th Annual 24 Hour Playwriting/Production Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Beginning Friday, January 20, HCPS high school theatre students and teachers will team up with Flat Rock Playhouse artists to write, direct, and perform Four original 10-minute plays.  Four writing teams made up of one Flat Rock Playhouse mentor and Four student writers representing each high school will convene Friday at 4:30pm.  By 10:30pm Friday, each writing team will have written one 10-minute play.  The scripts will be sent to one of the Four high school theatre teachers, serving as directors, who will make preparations for rehearsals beginning at 9:00 AM Saturday, January 21.   (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces Panelists for First IllumiNation Event of the 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On Tuesday, January 24, Asolo Repertory Theatre kicks off the second season of its IllumiNation Series, connecting the social issues presented on stage with the local community. Each of the Four events includes a pre-performance reception on the mezzanine, a ticket to the performance, and a moderated post-show discussion where audience members can further explore the topics they have just seen played out on stage. (more...)

Critically-Acclaimed Irish Play Makes its American Debut at Villanova Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Villanova Theatre proudly presents the U.S. premiere of Stacey Gregg's imaginative and innovative play Lagan, directed by Villanova alumna Kathryn MacMillan ('01). Set in post-Troubles Belfast, Lagan transcends time and place in its exploration of history, legacy, and the impact of war. In a poetic and rhythmic collage of voices, ten lives act as tributaries feeding into a single river -- the Lagan, which flows through Northern Ireland and its capital city. Lagan will flow through Villanova Theatre February 7-19, 2017. (more...)

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT Ranks No. 1 Across the Board
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

NBC NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT ranked #1 across the board for the week of January 9, averaging 9.58 million total viewers, leading “ABC World News Tonight” by +376,000 viewers (+4%) and “CBS Evening News” by 1.96 million viewers (more...)

CBS Sports to Celebrate Black History Month with Premiere of THE BLACK 14: WYOMING FOOTBALL 1969
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

CBS Sports Network presents THE BLACK 14: WYOMING FOOTBALL 1969, the story of 14 African-American University of Wyoming football players who were dismissed from the team in 1969 due to their desire to protest racial injustices. (more...)

Corvil Posts Record 2016 Results Amid 36% Revenue Increase
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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VIDEO: Lady Gaga Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Upcoming SUPER BOWL Halftime Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Today, Pepsi, the sponsor of the Halftime Show at this year's SUPER BOWL, shared a first peek behind the scenes of Lady Gaga's #PepsiHalftime show. (more...)

Get in on the Golden Age! Tickets on Sale for CIRCUS 1903 This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus, go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 20. (more...)

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