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St. Francis of Assisi evaluates the events of his life from his deathbed.


SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL Extended Booking In West End To May 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Having recently twice smashed the house record at the New London Theatre, today, 9 January 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber's West End production of School of Rock - The Musical announces the show is extending booking for a second time since its official opening.  Tickets are now available to 28 May 2017. (more...)

New Marketing Campaign Launched for 'My Bible Says the Darndest Things'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Much of the biblical record, as what Pricely Francis believes, contravenes modern day concepts of morality, decency and civility. Francis thinks that ruling a society by biblical mores would jeopardize gains in gender relations, freedom of conscience and speech, human rights, personal autonomy and civilized behavior. Francis shines light on the unthinkable and politically incorrect things stated in the Bible in his book 'My Bible Says the Darndest Things' (published by Trafford Publishing). (more...)

Julian Cribb Releases 'Surviving the 21st Century'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

If human civilization is to survive the ten great threats now bearing down upon it, it will demand a concerted effort by all the world's great religions and belief systems, a leading science writer says. (more...)

OYO Fitness Announces Major Retail Partnership with Brookstone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

KANSAS CITY, MO(Marketwired - Jan 9, 2017) - OYO Fitness, developer of the first portable gym that duplicates the benefits of weights, announces the launch of their patented DoubleFlex total body portable gym in Brookstone retail stores and catalogs starting January 2nd. (more...)

Philips and Illumina join forces to offer integrated genomics solutions for oncology
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

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Sundance Adds Two More Films to 2017 Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Sundance Institute augments the 2017 Sundance Film Festivalprogram with two new independent films, announced today: Newness, from director Drake Doremus, and TRUMPED: Inside The Greatest Political Upset of All Time, from directors Banks Tarver, Ted Bourne and Mary Robertson. The Festival takes place in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort January 19-29. For more info and screening times for these films and all other program elements, visit sundance.org/festival. (more...)

The British Are Coming to LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

A British Invasion is headed for the Jersey Shore to help LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, fight the global battle against Parkinson's Disease with special concerts headlined by guitar god Albert Lee and legendary producer-performer-executive Peter Asher; a special guest appearance by Badfinger original Joey Molland; the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, and a fully orchestrated 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' recreation saluting the late vocal great Joe Cocker. (more...)

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN Finds a New Home at Metropolitan Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. But when a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she will betray him for gold, he quickly renounces her. Bestowing her curse on him and his progeny, Leah retreats to her exile. Five years later, now bound for a better life in America, she finds Rudolf has prospered with his new family, but also become a devoted champion of justice for Austrian Jews. Reconciled to a degree, the couple find grace in forgiveness and contrition, though equality is an elusive treasure. (more...)

Wynn Las Vegas Announces 2017 Exclusive Residency Roster
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Wynn Las Vegas' world-renowned nightclubs XS, Surrender and Intrigue, and dayclub Encore Beach Club, announce their 2017 resident DJ roster with the introduction of the resort's We Are Wynn Nightlife brand campaign. (more...)

Original Stars to Return for GOOD SAMARITANS at Abrons Arts Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Abrons Arts Center and New York City Players present a revival of Richard Maxwell's Good Samaritans (February 8-25), a critically acclaimed 2004 play that toured extensively in Australia and Europe, including the 2005 Venice Biennale. (more...)

Cantata Singers to Perform the Music of Lazar Weiner and Kurt Weill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Cantata Singers Chamber Series continues on January 20, 2017 at 7:30pm with a program of music by Lazar Weiner and Kurt Weill at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge. (more...)

Music Hall's 'Writers in the Loft' Series to Welcome RUMI'S SECRET Writer Brad Gooch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Thursday, February 2, The Music Hall will welcome the award-winning and bestselling biographer Brad Gooch to its celebrated Writers in the Loft series. (more...)

ARMANIA, MY LOVE in 2017 Oscars Race and Now Playing on Amazon Prime
by Movies News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Armania, My Love is in the race for the 2017 Oscars Awards and gets release on Amazon Prime, where users can watch it for no extra charge. (more...)

Piedmont Players Theatre Announces Youth Cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A comedy written by William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. These include the adventures of 4 young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. (more...)

Author and Rutgers Law Professor David Dante Troutt to Speak at Free Community Event at George Street Playhouse, 1/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse will host "American Sons and Daughters: Bringing Opportunity Home," featuring guest speaker David Dante Troutt, a professor of law at Rutgers University and award-winning author of many books, scholarly articles and a variety of legal and political commentaries on race, law and equality, on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 7 p.m. The special event is free and open to the public, but those wanting to attend should register to do so at www.georgestreetplayhouse.org. (more...)

Official: Jeremiah James and More Join Melissa Errico in Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today the new cast members joining FINIAN'S RAINBOW, which runs through January 29, 2017. (more...)

Kingsley & Kate Tufts Poetry Awards Program Celebrates 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Claremont Graduate University's Lori Anne Ferrell believes poetry has the power to remind us of what is 'truly significant, worthy, and lasting in our culture.' (more...)

(mostly)musicals Kicks Off Their 4th Season with HAPPY Songs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Kicking off their 4th season in style, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, January 16 (at the new time of 7:30pm) with songsforaHAPPYnewYEAR -- the company's 21st entry in a series of themed cabarets. (more...)

Kenny Loggins & More Set for Sundance Film Festival's 'An Artist at the Table' Benefit
by Movies News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Sundance Institute revealed the program elements for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival's annual Day One celebration, An Artist at the Table (more...)

Cultural Council to Host Spotlight Luncheon with Songwriter/Artist Bernie Taupin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Rena Blades, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, today announced that more than 200 tickets have already been sold but some are still available for purchase to the Council's first Spotlight Luncheon in 2017. (more...)

Katherine Rundell's LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI to Make U.S. Debt at 4th Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Carol Tambor Theatrical Foundation is thrilled to announce the US premiere of the critically-acclaimed LIFE ACCORDING TO SAKI, written by Katherine Rundell, based on Hector Hugh Munro (Saki), and directed by Jessica Lazar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 7 Year Old With Leukemia Fulfills Wish of Conducting Orchestra
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2017

7-year-old Jordan Cartwright, who is battling leukemia, had his wish granted by the Ronald McDonald Charities when he conducted the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra in Canada's National Anthem at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music this past Monday. (more...)

Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams Sign On for New Comedy GAME NIGHT
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Rachel McAdams is in final discussions to join Jason Bateman in New Line's upcoming comedy GAME NIGHT. (more...)

West End's Jeremiah James Joins Melissa Errico in FINIAN'S RAINBOW Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

New Year, new romance! West End star Jeremiah James is joining the cast of Irish Repertory Theatre's hit revival of FINIAN'S RAINBOW as 'Woody' opposite Melissa Errico, starting tonight, January 4, 2017. (more...)

Motown's N'Kenge, Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Naples Philharmonic in BROADWAY DIVAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Broadway's Darling N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will grace the stage in a Broadway Diva's collaboration with Naples Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor, Jack Everly for six concerts. Performances at the Francis Pew Hayes Hall in Artis-Naples will be Tuesday January 10-13th at 8:00PM and January 14th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108. (more...)

Omnicell To Present At The 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

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Photo Flash: Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Van Jones Talk Netflix's 13TH on MLK Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Sunday night of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant (ret.) hosted a reception and special conversation on behalf of Netflix's original documentary 13TH at their home in Los Angeles. (more...)

Virginia Gay Leads CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co present Virginia Gay in CALAMITY JANE. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from March 8, the full cast of CALAMITY JANE has been announced.  (more...)

JENNA ESPOSITO Launches 2017 New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Season at Metropolitan Room With Award-Nominated CONNIE FRANCIS Tribute Show, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Singer/Actress Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. Esposito is perhaps best known for her tribute to iconic pop singer Connie Francis-Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis-a show that has been a smash hit among audiences and critics since it debuted in 2009. Connie Francis herself has praised Jenna's work, raving, 'I've known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I'm so grateful for the love and respect she shows to the catalog of songs that has been so good to me through the years.' Now Esposito will be reprising her critically acclaimed show to launch the 2017 season of the BroadwayWorld.com Award-Nominated series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at the Metropolitan Room on February 13 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Leon-Wooley, Eric Michael Krop and More Announced for (mostly)musicals SONGSFORAHAPPYNEWYEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Kicking off their 4th season in style, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, January 16 (at the new time of 7:30pm) with songsforaHAPPYnewYEAR -- the company's 21st entry in a series of themed cabarets. 'We are excited to move into a new year and a new season of (mostly)musicals -- and we want to get it off to a HAPPY start! There are no sad songs allowed at *this* show,' explains producer amy Francis schott. (more...)

Nicole Kidman Opts Out of Broadway's PHOTOGRAPH 51 to Spend Time with Daughters
by Julie Musbach - Jan 14, 2017

According to Daily Mail, Nicole Kidman has chosen not to reprise her role in PHOTOGRAPH 51 to spend more time with her daughters, Sunday and Faith.  Kidman stated that 'Photograph 51 was such a profound, spontaneous, incredible experience. I loved that instantaneous reaction, which you never have with film.' However when she took the idea to her daughters 'they said nope!' (more...)

Artists to Kick Off Performances in Washington, DC for Weekend of Protest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

On Saturday, January 21, in protest of the presidential inauguration and incoming administration, luminaries of the music and art world will gather at The Anti-Ball, a Women's March after-party at the Black Cat in Washington, DC (more...)

Rising Star Winners Compete for All-Star Title and $5,000 Prize at the 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Howard County Arts Council will celebrate 36 years of fostering the arts at the 20th Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College (HCC) in Columbia. In honor of Columbia's 50th anniversary, Padraic Kennedy, the first and longest serving president of the Columbia Association (1972-1998), will act as Honorary Chair. Richard W. Story, Senior Vice President, Community Relations and Government Affairs, and Business Development Liaison for Howard Bank, will serve as Event Emcee. (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (more...)

All-Star Chef Classic Announces 2017 Talent And Event Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

All-Star Chef Classic announces ticket sales and culinary experiences for the fourth annual event, which will take place March 8-11, 2017 at L.A. LIVE Downtown Los Angeles' Sports and Entertainment District offering fans the unique opportunity to gain exclusive access to today's leading chefs in an unparalleled, interactive setting. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Sunday, February 5, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS on Sunday, February 5, 2017! (more...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Save the Date for The Sixth Annual Northern California Data Center Summit, February 21-22 in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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First U.S. Open in Wisconsin Headlines 2017 USGA Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The USGA today confirmed the sites and dates for its 2017 championship schedule, which includes 13 annual championships as well as the Walker Cup Match and the USGA Women's State Team Championship. (more...)

The Dessoff Choirs Performs All-French Program 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Hailed as "one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its "full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times)," The Dessoff Choirs turns the church into a petit Paris with an all-French program that puts the spotlight on the brilliant French Impressionists of music: Marcel Dupre, Claude Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Reynaldo Hahn, Jean Langlais, and Francis Poulenc. Joined by accompanist Steven Ryan (celebrating his 20th anniversary season with Dessoff) and Dr. Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Dessoff presents a magnifique tribute to French composers and to the majeste of the organ.  (more...)

Felice Lesser Dance Theater 2017 Season to Feature World Premiere of LIGHTNING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Felice Lesser Dance Theater's 2017 season will feature the world premiere of Lightning, a multi-media dance dealing with timely issues facing the world in the new year, set to a score by the contemporary Slovenian composer Borut Krzisnik*. The season will run for six performances, February 8 – 12, 2017 at The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 W. 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). (more...)

LA LA LAND, FINDING DORY Among Cinema Audio Society Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Cinema Audio Society announces the nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016 in seven categories. (more...)

The 3rd Annual Culinary Kickoff Comes to Houston with Chefs Charlie Palmer, Michael Mina, Danny Trace, Adam Sobel and friends to benefit The Culinary Institute of America
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

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Soprano Jenny Hayden To Perform At Hoff-Barthelson Art Recital Series, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Soprano Jenny Hayden will perform a program of German lieder, French chansons and operatic arias on Hoff-Barthelson Music School's HB Artist Recital Series on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 5:00 pm at the Greenville Community Church, 270 Ardsley Road, Scarsdale. Joining Ms. Hayden will be fellow Hoff-Barthelson faculty member, pianist Helene Jeanney. (more...)

Art Miami Presents PALM BEACH MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY FAIR, 1/12 to 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Palm Beach Modern + Contemporary art fair, presented by Art Miami and sponsored by the City of West Palm Beach, will make its debut in West Palm Beach City's Tent Site from January 12th through January 15th, 2017. (more...)

Clarinetist Narek Arutyunian to Perform at Pepperdine University Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts continues its 2016-2017 Recital Series with a performance by the winner of the 2010 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, in Raitt Recital Hall at Pepperdine University at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 12, 2017. (more...)

HERE Proudly Presents CHIFLON, EL SILENCIO DEL CARBON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

HERE proudly presents Chiflon, El Silencio del Carbon, by renowned Chilean company Silencio Blanco, a presentation from HERE's Dream Music Puppetry Program.  This production plays three performances only, February 24 - 26, 2017 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue, just below Spring Street).  This presentation at HERE arrives as part of a U.S. tour, with dates and venues as follows: MCA, Chicago, IL (January 15-24); FUNDarte, Miami, FL (January 25-29); University of Maryland/The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD (January 30-February 5); Raritan Valley Community College/The Theatre, Branchburg, NJ (February 6-12); Bucknell University/Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg, PA (February 13-19); HERE, New York, NY (February 24-26); UCLA/Center for the Art of Performance, Los Angeles, CA (February 27-March 5); Boom Arts, Portland, OR (March 6-9). (more...)

Bellevue Little Theatre Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Bellevue Little Theatre, 203 W. Mission Ave., in Bellevue, will present William Shakespeare's comedy  "Much Ado About Nothing"  for three week-ends beginning Friday Feb. 3 and closing Sunday Feb. 19.  The production begins at 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday evenings and 2 PM on Sunday.  (more...)

January Thaw Music Festival Continues with NYC's Most Versatile Musician, Eddie Allen
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

 Centenary Stage Company's January THAW Music Festival continues with a tribute to "Satchmo" as performed by New York City's most versatile musician, Eddie Allen, in 3hree for Louis:  A Tribute to Louis Armstrong on Sunday, January 22 at 2pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

Speedo Launches New Multi Functional Collection for In and Out of Water, 'H2O Active'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

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