BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Getting to Know You: Theatre Ice Breakers
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 9, 2016

Making friends is not always easy for people. Sometimes you just can't think of the right conversation starter. Sometimes you crave a more interesting introduction at a table read or meet up than 'Name, Role, Fun Fact about yourself'. If you're like me, you don't know what fact about yourself would be considered fun.  You can learn a lot about someone as a person and as a performer if you just ask the right ice breakers. I've learned more about cast mates and fellow crew members from talking to them and asking these questions than any random fun fact could ever bring me. These are a few favorites of mine, including answers from yours truly (Because why not take this opportunity to introduce myself)! Here we go! (more...)

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Jacques Lacombe Leads Final Concerts This June
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Jacques Lacombe present the 2015-16 classical season finale-Lacombe's final concerts as the Orchestra's 13th music director-June 9-12 (more...)

Scoop: THE GRINDER on FOX - Today, May 10, 2016
by - May 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GRINDER, airing on FOX on today, May 10, 2016! (more...)

ballball Yoga Gear and Activewear Debuts New Private Line
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

ballball Yoga Gear and Activewear is the first-of-its-kind to offer the largest volume and variety of yoga-centric activewear brands and gear in the United States, with a heavy focus on personalized customer service and community involvement. The store's location is strategically positioned in the burgeoning Uptown Altamonte district, just north of downtown Orlando. (more...)

Farm to Table Dining at Peaks of Otter Lodge Opens for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

The jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Peaks of Otter Lodge, has crafted a truly wonderful farm to table dining experience for guests to enjoy on their Blue Ridge Mountain getaway. A breathtaking view of Abbott Lake and a locally sourced and sustainable menu will make for a great addition to an already magical stay at Peaks of Otter, and a great way to kick off the spring season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marc Ciemiewicz, JOSEPH's Potiphar and Jacob
by Harmony Wheeler - May 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld spoke with Marc Ciemiewicz about color, character and special effects in the national tour of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' Marc plays both Jacob and Potiphar in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, which uses everything from Elvis-style to calypso and western in its telling of Joseph's rise to power in Bible-times Egypt. (more...)

BWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by Don Grigware - May 3, 2016

Once in a great while an extraordinary performer comes along, one that not only moves us, but also affects meteoric changes within our culture. Peter Allen, born Peter Woolnough in 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia and who died young in 1992, was one such mega-talented singer/dancer/musical composer, who appealed to a wide audience.Not at first, mind you; it took a few years in the 60s for him to realize his bisexuality and to understand who he was. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival & San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle to Host Panel Discussion
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Co-Hosted by the San Francisco International Arts Festival and the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle. One of a number of free educational and complementary gatherings held as part of this year's Festival. (more...)

Thievery Corporation to Spend an Evening at Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Live for Live Music presents AN EVENING WITH THIEVERY CORPORATION, a post-dead late night party at the Boulder Theater on July 2nd, 2016.  (more...)

Darko Tresnjak to Direct SAINT JOAN as Part of Hartford Stage's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts announced today that Hartford Stage's 2016-17 season will include George Bernard Shaw's SAINT JOAN, the dazzling play about Joan of Arc, directed by Tresnjak. (more...)

Country Star Jana Kramer to Perform at Nashville Ballet's BALLET BALL 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Country music star Jana Kramer is among a diverse group of artists to perform at Nashville Ballet's largest annual fundraiser, Ballet Ball, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Saturday, March 12. In the midst of the company's 30th anniversary season, this year's Ballet Ball entertainment will celebrate the richness and diversity of dance as well as Music City artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of York Theatre Company's STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The York Theatre Company presents the final show of the Winter 2016 Musicals in Mufti Series: STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, with music by David Shire and lyrics and direction by Richard Maltby, Jr. With music direction by Kevin Stites, the three-member cast features Krystal Joy Brown, Charlotte Maltby, and Bobby Conte Thornton. Scroll down to meet the cast! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 2/28/2016 - 3/6/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

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Howard County Arts Council Announces Celebration of the Arts Gala Performers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Howard County Arts Council, celebrating 35 years of fostering the arts, is pleased to announce the guest performers for the 19th annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala. Featured this year are: Full Circle Dance Company and accompanist Ross Scott Rawlings. You can catch them, along with the ten finalists in the Arts Council's Rising Star Competition, at the Celebration gala on March 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. Emcee for the event is Richard W. Story, Senior Vice President, Community Relations and Government Affairs, and Business Development Liaison for Howard Bank. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Charlotte Maltby & Bobby Conte Thornton Set for York's STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW as Part of Musicals in Mufti
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, celebrates musical revues with the announcement of complete casting for the final show of the Winter 2016 Musicals in Mufti Series: Starting Here, Starting Now, with music by David Shire andlyrics and direction by Richard Maltby, Jr.  (more...)

Rodney J. Walker Shares A NEW DAY ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

ATLANTA, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ We are all more than our past. No one knows this more than Entrepreneur and newly published Author, Rodney J. Walker. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Walker faced incredible hardships in the foster care system and coping with family drug problems and violence. His new book, A New Day One, details his story of sheer determination and journey to becoming an Entrepreneur and Yale University graduate. (more...)

BWW Interview: Wife Swap! Rebecca Luker Gets Ready to Take Residence at FUN HOME
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2016

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn will temporarily depart FUN HOME this spring to undergo hip surgery, and it's Rebecca Luker to the rescue! On April 5, the three-time Tony Award nominee will take over as the Bechdel family matriarch in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Luker adds FUN HOME to her long list of Broadway credits, which already includes THE SECRET GARDEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE MUSIC MAN, MARY POPPINS, CINDERELLA, and many more. Now as she prepares for her latest role, she's checking in with BroadwayWorld to update us on the process so far! (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Original London Cast Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

GRAMMY and Tony Award-winning musician Duncan Sheik's American Psycho: Original London Cast Recording is available today, March 25, 2016, via Concord Records. (more...)

LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE Launches in U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

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VIDEO: Danielle Brooks Talks THE COLOR PURPLE: 'Every Moment is Exciting for Me'
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Danielle Brooks stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT and explained how her Broadway musical inspired her to pursue acting. (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Leaves Empirical (!!!), We Meet Chad on YOUNGER Season Finale
by Matt Smith - Mar 23, 2016

Well… it's all come down to this. Though nothing can really compare to last week's shocking ending, this week's outing comes pretty close, offering surprise after surprise while simultaneously closing loose ends and opening new doors. There's also a slew of familiar faces that return throughout the various scenes — some may actually be a little too familiar. All this while Liza's still trying to keep her secret… um… secret. it's all very well done, well acted and, as always, well-written! Intrigued and ready to find out more?! Well… you know what to do. First, you watch Sutton Foster pal around with Seth Meyers, of course. Then, you read on:  (more...)

Data Call Technologies, Inc. - New Product Release
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

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Lefra Produksies Opens Brand New Farce DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! at KKNK
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

Lefra Productions is already well-known for its productions of hilarious farces, which have been entertaining audiences in South Africa since 2012. This year, Frans Swart's Afrikaans translation of Ray Cooney en John Chapman's runaway hit  DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! will tour the country, with a run all set to take place at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre Prepares Suncoast Students For Real World Careers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

Forty-year veteran Broadway performing artists Jimmy Ferraro and Dee Etta Rowe have done it all, from leading roles in National Broadway Tours and thousands of performances all over the country, to having produced and directed over 100 performances both here in New Port Richey, Florida and on tour. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Raises Cain at the Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - Mar 18, 2016

Typically the press night buzz at the Memphis Orpheum starts in the lobby . . . or at least inside the foyer. Last night, however, it radiated for two square blocks in all directions as Mormon missionaries turned out in force to meet and greet theater goers. These clean-cut, youth, armed with literature and disarming smiles had driven all the way from Little Rock. They weren't protesting the show, just using the opportunity to tell their side the world Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Creators of South Park) and Robert Lopez, composer of 'Avenue Q' so famously lampooned. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE COLOR PURPLE's Kyle Scatliffe
by BWW Staff - Mar 18, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Kyle Scatliffe, who stars as 'Harpo' in The Color Purple, playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Baby Eazy E to Release New Album 'Westcoast G-House Compilation' 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

According to the label's spokesperson, CEO, Damian Kutzner, Serious Pimp Records is very pleased to finally see Baby Eazy-E (Eazy E's Son) lay down vocals that sound just like his Dad's to finalize “Westcoast G-House Compilation” album set to Release March 29th 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ruthie Foster: Playing and Living the Blues
by Tory Gates - Mar 16, 2016

“I'd like to think I'm trying to keep that (blues) tradition going. Everything else came from it, whether that's blues or gospel. I'd like to see that reflecting everything I do and how I live, I think it's important to do that as a musician, and that's become more and more important to me, and more respectful when it comes to music.” (more...)

BWW Review: Kicking Off DANCE PARADE'S DECADE OF DANCE
by Caryn Cooper - Mar 16, 2016

In light of their 10th anniversary, Dance Parade celebrated and launched its Decade of Dance campaign with a "Taste of Dance Parade" performances featuring ensembles and groups representing a wide variety of dance genres and cultures. This event brought a nice crowd of folks of all ages and backgrounds to support and celebrate dance. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Jose Llana Will Release Debut Album, ALTITUDE, This May!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 15, 2016

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release the debut American solo album from Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA on Friday, May 13. Altitude - based on his acclaimed concert at the Lincoln Center American Songbook Series last year - celebrate his 20 years on Broadway with a savvy collection of songs he performed on and off the main stem, in addition to pop favorites. Tony Award winner Ruthie Ann Miles, his co-star in the Off-Broadway smash Here Lies Love, is featured as special guest. Altitude is produced by Michael Croiter with Kimberly Grigsby serving as Music Director. Pre-order the album at www.YellowSoundLabel.com. (more...)

San Holo Drops 'New Sky' EP ft. 'They Just Haven't See It'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Having recently embarked on his biggest North American tour to date, Dutch luminary and 'future bass' pioneer, San Holo, now presents his highly anticipated two-track EP – 'New Sky'. (more...)

Leonard Nimoy's VINCENT Opens Tonight at the Theatre at St. Clement's
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

VINCENT, Leonard Nimoy's play about artist Vincent van Gogh, will have its Off-Broadway premiere from April 1 through June 5 at the Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 W 46th Street. Opening night is tonight, April 7 at 7pm. (more...)

Gnarly Karma to Hit NYC's The Bitter End, NJ's Wellmont Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

To see for yourself, you can check them out as they hit the stage at Legendary downtown NYC venue The Bitter End Saturday, April 16th and rock one of their biggest shows to date- opening for Robby Krieger of The Doors & Special Guest The Edgar Winter Band Wednesday, April 27th at The Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ. (more...)

Dougray Scott & More Join Discovery Minieseries HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Discovery Channel announced today that it has cast two additional key roles in its highly-anticipated miniseries HARLEY AND THE DAVIDSONS, premiering Monday, September 5. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Read Conmigo Celebrates the 3rd Annual Bilingual Literacy Month With Bi-Coastal Kick-Offs & Interactive Activities in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED Set for Raue Center This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Celebrate the life and music of musician Ricky Nelson at Raue Center at 8 p.m. on May 21, 2016. (more...)

THE KING AND I's Jose Llana to Celebrate Release of New CD with Ruthie Ann Miles at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning theatre star JOSE LLANA will celebrate his debut American solo album Altitude with his debut concert at Joe's Pub at The Public on Monday, May 16 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

SettlementOne Expands Market Reach for RediQual Product
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Original HAIRSPRAY Star Matthew Morrison Throws His Hat in the Ring for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! is starting to come together! As BroadwayWorld reported just yesterday, Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' This still leaves many roles that have yet to be cast, and we've learned that another original star has his eyes on a new part.  (more...)

Garth Fagan, KS 360 and B-Girl Rokafella to Be 2016 Dance Parade Grand Marshals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Dance Parade New York is pleased to announce that contemporary dance choreographer Garth Fagan, KS 360 aka 'Kwikstep' street dance veteran and global DJ, and B-Girl Rokafella, pioneer female hip-hop and break dancer, are headlining as Grand Marshals at the 10th Annual Dance Parade and Festival. (more...)

Prince Edward Island's Own Aaron Hastelow to Debut as Gilbert in The Charlottetown Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

For the first time in the 52 seasons Anne of Green Gables-The Musical has run in Charlottetown, an Islander will play Anne's beau. The Charlottetown Festival has announced that Aaron Hastelow will debut as Gilbert this summer opposite P.E.I.'s Jessica Gallant as Anne. This also marks the first time two Island natives have held the storied production's romantic leads. (more...)

Uppermost Releases Full 'Impact EP' & Hold Me Up Official Video
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

With three spellbinding releases already buzzing across the airwaves, renowned French DJ/Producer, Uppermost, is back to reveal the rest of his genre-defying EP, 'Impact'. (more...)

Crimson Cup Seeks Out New Ethiopian Coffees, Farming Relationships
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea, Roast magazine's 2016 Macro Roaster of the Year, is seeking out new coffees and strengthening existing relationships with coffee growers in Ethiopia. (more...)

BWW CD Review: Matt Doyle's UNCONTROLLED is Heartfelt Pop Perfection
by David Clarke - Apr 21, 2016

After two successful EPs, Broadway veteran Matt Doyle has released his first full-length album, Uncontrolled. Doyle successfully crowd-funded the album on Kickstarter, and his passion for the material shines on every track. For fans of his EPs, the pop tonality emanating from Will Van Dyke's skillful arrangements will be familiar. For those listening to Matt Doyle for the first time, this aural landscape is inviting and addictive. (more...)

Northwestern University Sets Theater & Dance Programs for May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A re-envisioned Shakespeare play presented in cooperation with The Actors Gymnasium; a Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz set in Cuba; and the 85th installment of The Waa-Mu Show are among the Northwestern University theater-related offerings taking place on the Evanston campus in May. (more...)

Michael Jackson Tribute Show HISTORY to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Celebrating the music, the magic and all the history - the world's most loved Michael Jackson tribute show, HIStory, is returning to Australia this year with a revamped production and new star, Dantanio. (more...)

BWW Interview: Man on the Move- Matthew Morrison Is Bringing His Act Back to NYC!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2016

It's been less than three months since Matthew Morrison departed FINDING NEVERLAND, and he's been going non-stop ever since. (more...)

Congressman Ryan Zinke's AMERICAN COMMANDER Set for Release, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ American Commander: Serving A Country Worth Fighting For And Training The Brave Soldiers Who Lead The Way - the first book from a former Commander at the elite Navy SEAL Team Six, Congressman Ryan Zinke - will be released on September 20, 2016, through the W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson. Written with Scott McEwen, New York Times bestselling author of American Sniper, American Commander (ISBN # 9780718077877, $24.99, hardcover) will take readers behind the scenes and into the heart of America's most-feared fighting force, inspiring a new generation of leaders charged with restoring a bright future for our children's children. (more...)

Maggie Smith Receives Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Maggie Smith was presented with the Critics' Circle Award 2015 for Services to the Arts at a private lunch held at the National Liberal Club in London on March 31, receiving an engraved crystal rose bowl. The event hosted byJeffery Taylor, president of the Critics' Circle and Mark Shenton, chairman of the Drama section of the Critics' Circle.  (more...)

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