BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with SOUTH PACIFIC's Christine Toy Johnson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 29, 2016

Christine Toy Johnson has come Full Circle in a career with many facets: from her first Equity role to her current stint as Bloody Mary in Guthrie Theater's SOUTH PACIFIC, this Rodgers & Hammerstein musical has been important to her. (more...)

Mabel Debuts New Single and Video for 'Thinking Of You'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

British artist Mabel has unveiled her brand new single 'Thinking Of You,' which first aired as Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World (via Polydor Records) and will be available worldwide on iTunes and Spotify tomorrow. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Returning for Sixth Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Cheyenne Jackson will officially be returning for more 'HORROR.' (more...)

Music, Musicals, Art and More Slated for The Grand's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

As a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers 'living in the moment' entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences. Its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season will include many such memorable events. (more...)

DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE to Run 7/20-30 at Freedom Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

New Freedom Theatre and Sandra Norris Haughton, Executive Producing Director, presents the musical review Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope with book, music and lyrics by Micki Grant. The show is conceived by Vinnette Carroll and is directed and choreographed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is onstage at 1346 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, from July 20 through July 30, 2016. For tickets and information visit: www.freedomtheatre.org. (more...)

Chill Out with SUMMER SHORTS 2016 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

59E59 Theaters is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2016, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 10th season. (more...)

MoMA to Present First Major Survey of Louise Lawler in WHY PICTURES NOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art announces Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW, the first major survey in New York of the artist Louise Lawler (American, b. 1947). (more...)

Dr. Kay Johnson-Gentile Shares MY WALK OF FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

'My Walk of Faith, Hope, and Love' (published by Balboa Press) tells the story of one woman's personal transformation from breast cancer, and how the music of John Denver served as a springboard to help extricate her from severe depression brought on by the disease and its radical treatment. (more...)

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey Talks Tonys & THE COLOR PURPLE on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

On today's LIVE with Kelly, broadcasting icon Oprah Winfrey discussed presenting at this year's Tony Awards and Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE, which took home the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Full Circle Series, IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO PEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The concept of Circle Theatre's Full Circle Series is simple: produce an evening of performance where 100% of the proceeds go directly to an organization that is tied to the show's central message. (more...)

Painting with a Twist Launches Nonprofit to Support Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

For Painting with a Twist, the original and largest paint-and-sip franchise in the nation, giving back to the community has been embedded in its core values since day one. Today that core value comes Full Circle with the announcement of the brand's own nonprofit organization, Painting with a Purpose Corporate. (more...)

Radio Andy Channel on SiriusXM Travels to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions with Dan Rather as Special Correspondent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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Episerver Digital Experience Cloud Now in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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Scoop: THE GRINDER on FOX - Saturday, July 9, 2016
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Get all the scoop on THE GRINDER, airing on FOX on Saturday, July 9, 2016! (more...)

MOTOWN Plays Final Broadway Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown the Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance  today at The Nederlander Theatre. (more...)

David Heron Takes on Shakespeare in the Park - Jamaican Style!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Audiences attending the New York Classical Theatre's current production of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale in Manhattan's Battery Park are experiencing a rare treat- the words of the Bard being spoken in lilting Jamaican 'patois'- or dialect- by award winning actor David Heron, who appears as King Polixenes of Bohemia in the show. (more...)

BWW Review: BUTLER at 59E59 is Entertaining and Compelling
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 28, 2016

The compelling and entertaining Civil War comedic-drama 'Butler' is now onstage at 59E59 Theatre through August 28th. This superb play is written by Richard Stand, directed by Joseph Discher and presented by New Jersey Repertory Company. (more...)

BWW Review: Bard SummerScape Tackles Mascagni's Little-Known IRIS
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 28, 2016

It probably would have been worth the trip to Bard SummerScape's production of Pietro Mascagni's IRIS—last heard at the Met in 1931--simply to make the acquaintance of soprano Talise Trevigne. Through much suffering and indignity, Trevigne sang the title role in a luxurious, plush-voiced, physical performance that made the most of the score by the composer who will always be known for CAVALLERIA RUSTIANA, that signpost of verismo opera. She's a find, and I hope to hear her again. (more...)

BWW Video Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II, Veteran Cast Member Talks the Show's Origins in Minneapolis
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 26, 2016

THE LION KING's Frank Wright II (video) Full Circle of life comes back around to the scene where it all began as he plays Minneapolis' Orpheum Theater for the fourth time and shares stories of the beginnings here 19 years ago. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: MOTOWN Will Conclude Broadway Run Early on July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The Broadway return engagement of Motown The Musical, the last stop on the First National Tour, will play its final performance at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

ESPN Hires Molly McGrath as College Sports Sideline Reporter and Host
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

With the 2016 college football season fast-approaching, ESPN has hired Molly McGrath as a college sports sideline reporter and host. (more...)

NBC Orders Business Competition Series FUNDED; Rob Dyrdek, Tyra Banks & Rohan Oza to Serve as Mentors
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Entrepreneurs with revolutionary and disruptive business ideas that are primed to explode into the next game-changing innovation will have the opportunity to team up with three of the brightest business minds of today and compete for up to a $1 million investment in NBC's new alternative series 'Funded' (working title). (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Prolific composer Richard Hartley has written for stage and screen, including film scores for The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lady Vanishes, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing, Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and an Emmy-winning score for Channel 4's Alice in Wonderland. He's also worked extensively in theatre, but is perhaps best known for his partnership with Richard O'Brien, which began in 1973 with the iconic Rocky Horror Show - Richard Hartley arranged the score and performed in the original band, and went on to arrange music for the film adaptation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual ArtsWorld.com for 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

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Miller Theatre to Unveil New Mural from Harlem-Based Artist Tomo Mori
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Harlem-based visual artist Tomo Mori will transform the Miller Theatre lobby into an immersive work surrounding viewers with a sponge-stamped waterfall of images, based on her cut and painted mosaic process. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus To Perform For United States Navy's Naming Ceremony Honoring Harvey Milk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC Artistic Director, announced today that the Chorus will perform the National Anthem at the celebrated USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00PM, held by the United States Navy. The event will take place on Treasure Island at the Great Lawn in San Francisco, CA.  (more...)

English Songbird Julia Fordham to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

After a sold-out engagement in 2015, English songbird, Julia Fordham, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Live & Untouched, on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. Joined by her pianist, Fordham will perform songs from her forthcoming release, 'Live & Untouched' - a wonderful cross-section of songs recorded at recent shows. (more...)

Norah Jones to Take DAY BREAKS Tour to The VETS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Norah Jones has announced the October 7 global release of Day Breaks (Blue Note Records), her stunning sixth solo album which is a kindred spirit to the singer's breakout debut Come Away With Me and finds the 9-time GRAMMY-winner returning to the piano and her roots. Norah has also announced Fall tour dates in North America and Europe including The VETS in Providence on December 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Singing (and Writing) Like Her Life Depends On It, MAC Winner Meg Flather Brings 'Carly & Me' to Don't Tell Mama
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 4, 2016

Fresh off her 2016 MAC Award for best original song after a successful revival of Portraits (1993) for Stephen Hanks' New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series, Meg Flather paid tribute in Carly & Me to the 'artist who gave [her] her voice.' With her longtime musical director Paul Greenwood on piano and the versatile John Mettam on guitar and drums both singing backup, Flather performed hits and lesser-known songs alike from Carly Simon's oeuvre, along with a handful of original songs influenced by her musical heroine. (more...)

Broadway's Andrea McArdle to Play Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle returns to Provincetown in ANDREA McARDLE IN CONCERT for two performances only, Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

AT&T AUDIENCE Network Orders 10 1-Hour Episodes of Original Series 'ICE'
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

AT&T* AUDIENCE Network has ordered 10, 1-hour episodes of 'ICE.' The new series is from global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) and Antoine Fuqua's Fuqua Films. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Star in TV Land Pilot AMERICAN WOMAN Based on Real Housewife Kyle Richards
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Cheyenne Jackson and Jennifer Bartels have signed on to star in TV Land's upcoming pilot AMERICAN WOMAN. (more...)

Lefra Produksies to Present The Cave of Hero
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Lefra Produksies doen dit weer!  'n Splinternuwe 'grotproduksie' is oppad - Groet die Grotheld met Cobus Venter.  Lefra Produksies hou steeds die rekord in die Suid-Afrikaanse teaterwese met Groet die Grotman, wat vir langer as 10 jaar gespeel het met meer as 1,000 opvoerings Groet die Grotheld gaan in die Grotman se voetspore volg, alhoewel Groet die Grotheld totaal 'n splinternuwe produksie is en beslis geen opvolg op die Grotman nie.  Dis so eg Suid-Afrikaans soos biltong, boerewors en natuurlik die Blou Bulle!  Hierdie splinternuwe en oorspronklike teks is deur Suid-Afrika se eie klugkoning, Frans Swart geskryf.  Swart hanteer ook die regie.  Die produksie het 'n ouerbegeleiding vir taal.  Groet die Grotheld besoek die Hoer Volkskool op Heidelberg op Donderdag, 1 September 2016 om 18:30.  Besprekings kan gedoen word deur vir Ria Fourie te skakel by 083 564 1589.  Groet die Grotheld word aangebied met die vriendelike samewerking van Stuttaford van Lines, McCarthy Volkswagen Arcadia, RSG, Sounds Good en die Varkfees. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Ethan Hawke to Receive 2016 Donostia Award at San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

On September 17th, Ethan Hawke will be honored with a Donostia Award at the 64th edition of the San Sebastian Festival. T (more...)

SIGN & LED CHINA 2016 Exposition Expands Trade Sourcing Experience Online and Offline
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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BWW Weighs In: Ali Solomon Shares Her Story of Glory
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Aug 22, 2016

Every so often a person or an experience comes into your life, and you know that he/she/it will remain a part of you for a very long time. Beyond that, there is a feeling you get that cannot be explained and a sense of limitless gratitude for which no words seem adequate to express. For me, this is MFF and the incredible team of trainers who have been by my side for the last 4 years. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Fankhauser on His BEAUTIFUL Life & the Latest NEWSIES News
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

For Ben Fankhauser, life is 'Beautiful.' He's about to celebrate his one-year anniversary touring in that Broadway bio musical about Carole King. It showcases Abby Mueller, the sister of its original Tony-winning star, Jessie Mueller. In 'Beautiful,' Fankhauser plays Barry Mann, who teamed up with Cynthia Weil to co-write top pop hits like 'On Broadway' and 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling.' (more...)

BWW Interview: From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 20, 2016

He has stormed the barricade in LES MISERABLES. He has worked his best Aussie accent in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Now this Broadway baby is getting a little bit strange on Netflix. (more...)

AT&T and Audience Network Greenlight Fourth Season of Original Series ROGUE
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

AT&T* and AUDIENCE Network are bringing back the criminal-drama series from leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), 'ROGUE.' (more...)

Third Season of AUDIENCE Network's Acclaimed Series FULL CIRCLE to Premiere 9/7
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

AT&T* will launch the 3 rd season of the critically acclaimed series, Full Circle on Sept. 7, 2016, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The 10 half-hour episodes will be available exclusively on AUDIENCENetwork on both DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse. (more...)

Chris Young and Cassadee Pope Celebrate Gold-Certified Single 'Think Of You'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Duet partners Chris Young and Cassadee Pope teamed up again last night to celebrate the chart-topping success of their RIAA Gold certified single, "Think Of You," during a No. 1 party from Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. (more...)

BWW Review: A True King Rises with KING LEAR at Elements Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Aug 17, 2016

The truth be told, I have neither read nor seen performed Shakespeare's King Lear, and was therefore as unfamiliar with the plot and its characters as basically anyone can possibly be; I suppose it wasn't mandatory reading when I went to school, for what reason I cannot possibly imagine. Although, I have always loved a good play or musical with traces of a tragic story at its core - a plot that is both trying on the actors and audience and therefore simply beautiful in how you are compelled to react to something with so much depth and significance. Having just seen King Lear at the Elements Theatre Company, not only was I introduced to a new theater in addition to a play I always wished to learn more about, but in such a way that created both a wonderful first impression of and precedent for this - nay, any - future Shakespearean production I plan to see. Even though this show is one of the more tragic ones you are ever bound to see, it really is a true king of a performance to behold. (more...)

Musiqa Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Musiqa is proud to announce its fifteenth-anniversary season, one which continues to explore new music and exciting partnerships with organizations in Houston's arts community. Musiqa will present top-quality chamber music at a variety of venues, as well as continue to foster young creative talent and present special programs for young audiences. (more...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

Santa Fe Thunder Half Marathon Honors Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Koech, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

SANTA FE, NM - Santa Fe Thunder, a half marathon, 5k run and 1-mile walk through the scenic landscapes surrounding Santa Fe, is a unique running experience that connects cultures, benefits youth, and features authentic New Mexican charm. Dubbed 'The Race Different,' this year's one-of-a-kind event takes place on Sunday, September 18th and will honor former World Record holder and Olympic Silver Medalist Peter Koech, who is known as the one of the pioneers of Kenyan Running in New Mexico. (more...)

BWW Review: Mad Cow's THE BIG MEAL Will Leave You Hungry For More
by Libby Champion - Aug 16, 2016

Not sure what you're in the mood for for dinner tonight? How about five generations of an American family with a side of laughs, tears, and introspective reflection? If that sounds like something you could munch on, then the Mad Cow Theatre's THE BIG MEAL is for you. This outstanding play by Dan LeFranc is directed by Mark Edward Smith and serves up the story of two characters - Sam and Nicole - and their journey through the feast that is life. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Sweeney Todd' Original Sarah Rice On Her Upcoming Shows At Pangea, Working With Sondheim, and the Zen-Like Theremin
by Ashley Steves - Aug 12, 2016

Name an opera or operetta and it is likely listed in soprano Sarah Rice's repertoire. Over her long and illustrious career, she has starred and performed in a myriad of productions all across the map, from Broadway to Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. Strauss, Salieri, Sondheim--- it's there. Now, in her first solo show since 2013, Rice will debut her new show Music of the Night (borrowing, of course, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, in which Rice played Christine in the National Tour) at Pangea Restaurant Pangea Restaurant (2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th streets) on August 17, 18, and September 20, all at 7 pm. Alongside pianist Matthew Martin Ward (Eric Sedgwick for the September show) and special guest David Vernon, she will sing and play a set aimed to explain 'the things that go through your head at 4:00 AM,' covering classical, Celtic, television and movie themes, and musical theatre. (more...)

Doyle Bramhall II to Release RICH MAN Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Concord Records will release singer-songwriter-guitarist Doyle Bramhall II's latest album Rich Man on September 30, 2016. (more...)

Multi-Platinum Selling Songwriter Marcus Darc Releases New R&B Album 'Twisted'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Multi-platinum selling songwriter, producer and R&B charmer Marcus Darc has been crooning the sounds of sensuality since the 80's when he formed his first group in Chicago, R-Kelly & MGM. (more...)

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