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Keke Palmer Brings New Year Motivation to Aaron Davis Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Star of the big screen, small screen and the Great White Way Keke Palmer heads to Aaron Davis Hall Thursday for a book signing for her recently released title, "I Don't Belong to You: Quiet the Noise and Find Your Voice." Her alternately funny and serious debut book reveals the many bumps and roadblocks she has faced and knows many from her generation are facing and offers advice on how young people can navigate twenty-first century living. The event, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m. is presented by the City College Center for the Arts (CCCA) and Melba's. (more...)

Venice Baroque Orchestra and Violinist Nicola Benedetti Venture Beyond the Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Ushering in this season's Baroque music in grand style, the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series again welcomes the outstanding Venice Baroque Orchestra under the direction of the Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon. Scottish violin sensation Nicola Benedettiguests in this season's sole chamber orchestra concert, February 19 at 2 p.m. in the Leighton Concert Hall. (more...)

TheatreFIRST presents Next World Premiere Development Piece BENEATH THE TALL TREE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Beneath the Tall Tree, written by local artists Adrienne Walters and Jeffrey Lo, and directed by Joy Carlin, continues TheatreFIRST's mission of producing and presenting in-house new works as their means of social justice. (more...)

Chart-Topping Portuguese Singer Gisela Joao Brings Her Streetwise Fado to NYC 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Portuguese fado singer Gisela João has been generating white-hot press for her uncompromising approach to this most traditional music. Her voice evokes fado as a music of the streets, where it began, infused with all the ardor, passion and honesty of an artist rewriting tradition in her own name. Gisela João will make her New York City debut at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm as part of the first NY Fado Festival. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY to Bring Jane Austen Romance to Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Sense and Sensibility, a Jon Jory adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic novel, plays in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis February 10 - 26, 2017. (more...)

Francois Van Coke And Arno Carstens Set To Rock Carnival City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Due to public demand, rock legends Francois van Coke and Arno Carstens continue the partnership they began with the single 'Ek Weet Nie' with the rock event of the year in a special concert at Carnival City's Big Top Arena this February. (more...)

BWW Interview: Travis Turner Gears Up for an Outrageous Run of BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 27, 2017

I had the chance to speak with local actor Travis Turner at Steppenwolf's Front Bar just before he began previews for BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse, in which he plays the lead role of Sutter. Over the past year, Turner has performed in The Second City's LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! parody at Lyric Opera, as well as TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Goodman Theatre, played the role of Avery in Annie Baker's three-hour-and-fifteen-minute long Pulitzer Prize winner THE FLICK at Steppenwolf, and portrayed one-half of a vaudeville duo as Thaddeus in THADDEUS AND SLOCUM at Lookingglass Theatre. (more...)

LiveHuman Releases Newest Record 'Scratchbop'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

LiveHuman has always been many things to many people: A real-time meeting of technolog and analog, a kick-ass rhythm section with one of the baddest turntablists in the game, a free-improvising collective that channels bebop freedom with the audacity of hip-hop, and a pocket orchestra comprised of DJ Quest, drummer Albert Mathias, and upright bassist Andrew Ross Kushin. (more...)

New Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

BWW Review: Hershey Felder is OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 26, 2017

Hersehy Felder explores the life of famed Russian composer Tchaikovsky at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. "Our Great Tchaikovsky" through February 12th, 2017. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs February 28 - March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Jelastic Enters Israel Cloud Market with Box
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017


Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Shed Light on Women at The Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimed The Wolves, The Playwrights Realm continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere of Jen Silverman's The Moors (February 27 - March 25) at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed by Mike Donahue and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters, The Moors is a dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility. (more...)

BWW Interview: Cashelle Butler as Tanya in MAMMA MIA! on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Jan 23, 2017

MAMMA MIA has been entertaining audiences all over the world and has audiences on their feet singing and dancing to the inspiring music of ABBA. As the Farewell Tour winds down, Broadway World was able to catch up with Cashelle Butler who is playing the role or Tanya. She shares her joy in this exciting role and how she is enjoying the life she always dreamed about. (more...)

Hackmatack 2017 Season Comes Full Circle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

???????The last time Hackmatack Playhouse" presented "The Fantasticks," the barn had no stage, its current owner was barely out of childhood and no one had ever seen such a spectacular at one of Berwick 's oldest farms. (more...)

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Announces New Artistic Director, Bridget L. Moore
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Board of Directors of Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) is pleased to announce it has selected international choreographer and Dallas native Bridget L. Moore as its new artistic director. Ms. Moore will start her new position with the 40-year old dance institution on February 1, 2017. (more...)

Full Circle Insights CEO Bonnie Crater Named as Finalist for DMN Awards 'Marketing Tech Executive of the Year'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017


Downriver Actors Guild Heats Up the Stage with CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

It may be cold outside, but the action is sizzling inside as the Downriver Actors Guild turns up the heat with "Chicago - the Musical." (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre to Celebrate Black History Month with TURNING 15 ON THE ROAD TO FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month, an electrifying first-hand account of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery takes the stage at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre on February 10, 11, and 12. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

East West Players' Celebrity Benefit Reading to Star Parminder Nagra, Rizwan Manji, Marc Anthony Samuel, and Sherri Saum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce One Night Only: The Secret Play Project, a special one-night-only benefit reading on January 30, 2017, which will be directed by award-winning director, writer, and actress Lily Mariye, and starring celebrities Parminder Nagra, Rizwan Manji, Marc Anthony Samuel, and Sherri Saum. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Says Being Adopted Is 'One of the Best Things to Ever Happen to Me'
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

In the emotional piece, the Tony winner compares her own experience to that of the young boy whose moving story is depicted in the new film LION. (more...)

Australia's Indigenous Rhythms and Cultural Roots Illuminated in Multimedia Concert Spectacle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) and Coastal Jazz present the sweeping, visually-stunning multimedia experience, dirtsong, February 4, 8pm at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Australia's Black Arm Band, an ensemble of acclaimed Indigenous artists, will perform intoxicating harmonies and vocals in nearly a dozen languages, drawing on 40,000 years of tradition to showcase their country's rich culture. Behind them, projections of vivid Australian landscapes - from vast plains to outback communities - will become illuminated in stunning documentary film. (more...)

August Strindberg Rep to Stage Two Mystery Plays by Scandinavian Playwrights This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

From March 4 to April 1, August Strindberg Rep will present two mystery plays by modern Scandinavian playwrights in repertory: Marty's Shadow' by Stig Dagerman (Sweden) and 'Journey in Light and Shadow' by Stig Dalager (Denmark). (more...)

Descendents Announce Exclusive London Headline Show at O2 Brixton Academy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Descendents have announced their return to the UK with a new show scheduled for Sunday 4th June at the 02 Brixton Academy in London. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GROUNDED, Landing at Trustus Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Full Circle Productions, in partnership with the University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance, will present Grounded by George Brant, at Trustus Theatre's Cohn Side Door Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Romantic Period Piece Comes to Life in the Next Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Sense and Sensibility, a Jon Jory adaptation of Jane Austen's romantic novel, plays in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis February 10 - 26, 2017. (PLEASE NOTE: Wednesday performances have been added to the normal production run.) In this story, sisters find themselves captivated by two very different men and when a scandalous past and a secret engagement come to light, the sisters must rely on themselves and each other to weather the heartache as they learn what love can be. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

AILEY II Makes NYU Skirball Center Debut, 3/29-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Ailey II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 - April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. (more...)

BWW Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet Offers Valentine to Seattle with CENDRILLON
by Erica Miner - Feb 6, 2017

'Magical' is the optimal word to describe this production, seen for the first time at PNB (more...)

Ailey II Makes NYU Skirball Center Debut 3/29 – 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Ailey II makes its NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts debut March 29 - April 2, sharing two programs of premieres and returning favorites with audiences during its annual New York season. The 12 young dancers return to the New York stage after a 25-city world tour to share their artistry and prowess in an expansive repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including Leila Da Rocha, Jean Emile, Jae Man Joo, Ray Mercer, Bridget L. Moore, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater member Jamar Roberts, and former Ailey dancer Marcus Jarrell Willis. (more...)

PM360 Now Accepting Entries For 2017 Trailblazer Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017


VIDEO: Keke Palmer Reveals CINDERELLA Broadway Antics on 'Watch What Happens'
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On this week's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, actress and singer KeKe Palmer answered Andy Cohen's questions about working with 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star NeNe Leakes on Broadway's CINDERELLA (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

irector Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones. Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 3, 2017

 IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward made his Broadway debut in his mid-30s in ON THE TOWN and now has a featured role in the a cappella musical, where he is the foundation of the chord. Growing up 'in the sticks' he never dreamed he'd be creating music on Broadway, but with some faith, a good foundation, and the trust that life will come Full Circle, he is on the rise. It's his appreciation of magical moments that makes him so congenial, but it's his knowledge that they must be shared that makes him so special.  (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Season 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2017-2018 Season. Featuring a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, two Shakespearean epics, a madcap riff on a literary classic, critically acclaimed new works, an adaptation of a cinematic treasure, and stories ripped from the pages of today's most popular children's books, the nationally renowned Theater's 29th Season offers something for every audience in Central Florida and beyond. (more...)

VIDEO: See the Details of THE LION KING'S Mufasa Mask Come Full Circle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

In the latest installment of Disney Theatrical Group's 'Stage Props' series, the details of the Mufasa mask are brought Full Circle.  (more...)

STUDY: 98 percent of shoppers have been deterred from completing a purchase because of incomplete content
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017


Nissan Teams with Blake Shelton for Nationwide 'Doing It To Country Songs' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Nissan today announced its association with country music superstar Blake Shelton and the 13-stop Blake Shelton 'Doing It To Country Songs' Tour. The partnership extends to 14 additional festival dates where Shelton is to appear. (more...)

Uplifting Tribute to the Bronx GROWING UP GONZALES to Hit Medicine Show Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

From Executive Producers Maria Torres, John O'Connor, Michael and Sandra Lang, Maria Barreto and Linda Garcia comes GROWING UP GONZALES, a vibrant and uplifting Bronx tale. Previews begin on Friday, March 17th at Medicine Show Theater, 549 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. The production's official opening will be on Thursday, March 30th at 7PM. (more...)

North Korean Refugee Story to Make Philadelphia Premiere at InterAct Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Why would you run from the "greatest country in the world"? InterAct Theatre Company presents Mia Chung's expressionistic and intensely relevant story of two sisters' perilous journey as they flee oppression in North Korea. You for Me for You is a harrowing, poetic, and satirical tale that creates metaphorical context for larger questions of immigration, assimilation, and human connection, casting a light on the culture clash between American values and North Korea's notoriously inscrutable regime.  (more...)

A Fragile Tomorrow's Dom Kelly to Release Debut Solo Album 'Everything Is Just Enough'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Dom Kelly, drummer and vocalist for the Independent Music Award-winning band A Fragile Tomorrow, will release his debut solo album 'Everything Is Just Enough' on April 7, 2017 through New York City-based label MPress Records. (more...)

EXHIBITIONISM - THE ROLLING STONES to Debut in Chicago at Navy Pier
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, will make its Chicago debut at Navy Pier on April 15, 2017 and will run a four-month engagement through July 30, 2017, proudly brought to the US by Jackson. (more...)

BWW Preview: Full Circle Productions to Present BRINGING BACK BROADWAY - A Musical Review, 3/2-7
by Noelle Hannibal - Feb 16, 2017

A cast of 27 local Montreal performers, ages 8-70, will present BRINGING BACK BROADWAY, A Musical Review from March 2-7, 2017 at Congregation Beth Tikvah,136 Westpark Blvd, Dollard des Ormeaux, QC. The two hour long Broadway musical revue will highlight songs from ANNIE, WICKED, ALADDIN, THE LITTLE MERMAID, MISS SAIGON, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, CHESS, WAITRESS, HAMILTON, THE SOUND OF MUSICA and LES MISERABLES.  (more...)

Richard Oden Pens 'My Full Life Circle, Squared'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

'My Full Life Circle, Squared': a touching and heartfelt story of a young man, grateful of his opportunity born of adoption, who went on to courageously serve his country and then adopt three children of his own. 'My Full Life Circle, Squared' is the creation of published author, Richard Oden, foster parent, adoptive parent, and United States veteran. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

Thodos Dance Chicago Celebrates 25th Anniversary, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Thodos Dance Chicago (TDC) celebrates 25 years of artistry and innovation with Full Circle, TDC's final performance as an ensemble-based company, on March 11 at the Auditorium Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: BalletMet Shoots for the Stars in Fast-Flying Fantasy PETER PAN
by Amanda Etchison - Feb 11, 2017

Who says grown-ups can't play make-believe? BalletMet's Columbus premiere of Michael Pink's "Peter Pan" shows that adventure has no age limit -- all you need is a little faith, trust, and, of course, pixie dust. (more...)

Schimmel Center Presents Gisela João, Bold New Fado from Portugal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Portuguese fado singer Gisela João has been generating white-hot press for her uncompromising approach to this most traditional music. Her voice evokes fado as a music of the streets, where it began, infused with all the ardor, passion and honesty of an artist rewriting tradition in her own name. Gisela João will make her New York City debut at the Schimmel Center at Pace University on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30pm as part of the first NY Fado Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's ATTITUDE Offers Elegance and Intrigue at TPAC
by Cillea Houghton - Feb 10, 2017

The Nashville Ballet's 2017 production of ATTITUDE brought a host of grace, edge and even a bit of history to TPAC's James K. Polk Theatre on Thurs., Feb. 9. (more...)

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