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The Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre presents its wonderfully diverse fall-winter programming schedule during a private open house and reception today, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. (more...)

Hypokrit Theatre Company Announces Line-Up for TAMASHA: FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIAN PERFORMING ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Hypokrit Theatre Company, in association with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, is pleased to announce the line up for Tamasha: Festival of South Asian Performing Arts. The festival will take over the entire Paradise Factory (64 East 4th St) to spotlight over fifty South Asian performers. Tamasha takes place September 26th through October 2nd, 2016. (more...)

BWW Breakdown: Phi Phi is a Sore Winner and Loser (Truth) on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by Maggie Yates - Sep 26, 2016

Trust the Duchess: It ain't over just yet. Why? Because the eliminated All-Stars are back, baby! Coco is back, and her tear-away arrival ensemble is beaded to the gods. Tatianna is back, and her boat neck mini-dress turns into a sleek, studded Selena-brassiere. Ginger is back, and what starts out as big and silver folds down into something … bigger and silverier, if that's possible. And Alyssa Edwards is back, back, back again! (more...)

Brooklyn Gypsies Collective and The Performing Garage Present !OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Writer and actor Modesto 'Flako' Jimenez performs his autobiographical and uncompromising collection of poetry, Oye Para mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen For My Dear Brooklyn.) Hiding out in his abuelita's bathroom, Flako, a young Dominican man, escapes into the memories of losing his culture and self to the gentrified blocks of Bushwick. Oye For My Dear Brooklyn is performed in both English and Spanish through a series of poems, video projections, and music. Lyrical and savage, Flako's poetry is populated with immigrants, drug dealers, condoritos, tiguerasos, mothers and sons, all asking the same question, "What's my moral worth?" (more...)

International HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Ten years ago, the National Theatre of Scotland launched with Home, a project inviting ten communities from across Scotland to express what Home meant to them, to reflect on their place in the world. (more...)

Yandel Wins Latin American Music Award For Album Of The Year With 'Dangerous' RIAA Certifies Platino Status For Dangerous Album And Encantadora Earns 5x Multi-Platino C
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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VIDEO: Netflix Reveals Trailer & Key Art for Acclaimed Film DIVINES
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

DIVINES, one of the most critically acclaimed and talked-about films at this year's Cannes film festival, will be available to Netflix members exclusively on November 18th. (more...)

The Performing Garage Presents Brooklyn Gypsies' Production of !OYE! FOR MY DEAR BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Writer and actor Modesto 'Flako' Jimenez performs his autobiographical and uncompromising collection of poetry, Oye Para mi Querido Brooklyn (Listen For My Dear Brooklyn.) Hiding out in his abuelita's bathroom, Flako, a young Dominican man, escapes into the memories of losing his culture and self to the gentrified blocks of Bushwick. (more...)

All-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) announces casting for its regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all new Chicago cast. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 30, 2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for South Bend (more...)

Theatre Director Gordon Davidson Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Center Theatre Group mourns the loss of its Founding Artistic Director, Gordon Davidson, who passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016. Plans for a memorial event will be announced in the coming days. (more...)

The Salon/Sanctuary Announces 2016 – 2017 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Joining the world-wide 500th anniversary commemorations of the creation in Venice of the world's first Ghetto, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts' eighth season explores the musical worlds shaped by ancestors and descendents of exiles. From Esther to Shylock, from Troubadors to Dowland, we glimpse at fault lines of acceptance refracted through the prism of music. (more...)

John Leguizamo Brings The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

John Leguizamo presents The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews tonight, October 25th, and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr to Present William Burke's FURRY! / LA FURIA!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the Spanish language premiere of FURRY!/LA FURIA!, written and directed by William Burke in special 'Spanglish translation' that tells the story of a street Elmo who rises to power by taking over the streets of 42nd to 46th street by using The Art of War. (more...)

Vincent James Pens THE BEGGAR'S HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Vincent James, a dedicated writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Beggar's Hope': an intriguing story with villains and a few daring heroes fighting to restore balance to the city. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for South Bend (more...)

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre Presents PROXIMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood & Vine's classic theater reborn for a new era of performing arts, is proud to present PROXIMA, the new show by globally recognized, Japanese-based visual/dance ensemble enra. Experts in martial arts, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics, contemporary dance, juggling and circus arts, enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. As part of a North American tour, The Montalban brings enra's new PROXIMA show to LA for three nights: Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm and on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5:00pm. Tickets cost $49.00. The Montalban is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. For tickets, call 323-461-6999 or visit http://www.themontalban.com/buy-tickets. To learn more about enra and their new production, please visit http://enra.jp. (more...)

YoMiss Productions to bring THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? to Charm City Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

YoMiss Productions will present 'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?' as part of the Charmed City Festival. (more...)

Something Is Beginning! RAGTIME to Open in London Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

It was the music of something beginning... Ragtime, the landmark Broadway musical, will play the Charing Cross Theatre (The Arches, Villiers Street), in London's West End, beginning October 8th and run through December 10th in a strictly limited engagement. Opening night is set for October 17th. (more...)

NO WORD IN GUYANESE FOR ME Reading Set for Rainbow Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Rainbow Theatre Project's next reading, No Word in Guyanese for Me, will tackle one of today's most sensitive issues: the conflict that exists for many between their sexual identity and their faith. Written by Wendy Graf, No Word in Guyanese for Me will be performed on Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm at Source Theatre. (more...)

Be Part of Punctum's 2017 SEEDPOD LIVE ART Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Seedpod residencies provide $1000 to artists plus $1000 of in-kind technical, professional and management support and up to one month's free use of a space. (more...)

Michael Jackson Releases New Memoir TO HELL AND BACK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

To Hell and Back is the author's candid redemption memoir that documents his roller coaster journey through the peaks and valleys of undiagnosed bipolar disorder. The story covers Jackson's successful advancement from a rough childhood in the Philadelphia Ghetto to a stint in the Marines, a successful business career, and a happy marriage. All this was cut short by his plunge into the vile and decrepit world of a homeless drug addict, as he sought to self-medicate his mental illness. The book takes place on multiple continents and in many cities, with the unifying theme being the environments where the drug culture and mental illness clash in today's metropolises, small towns, and rural bus stations. Jackson has known many of these places and has shared cardboard dwellings with their residents. To Hell and Back is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: To Hell and Back By Michael Jackson Publisher: Page Publishing Published: May 2016 ISBN: 978-1682895351 (print) ISBN: 978-1682895368 (digital) ASIN: B01CLRGHTC Pages: 348 Genre: Non-Fiction, Memoir About The Author: Michael Jackson was born in Jacksonville, Florida at the age of four he was raised in one of the worst Ghettos in the city of Philadelphia. His first break in life was through a Quaker woman who sponsored him in an educational program. This taught him that no matter where you are in life you always need at least one good person to help you. He escaped Philly to become a member of the United States Marine Corp where he traveled the United States and the world. During this time he came across many hardships and struggles. A business man and husband, Michael Jackson went from suit and tie to a untreated bipolar person that was homeless. Losing his family, friends, and loved ones after a fluctuating history with drugs, alcohol, and the law he now uses his knowledge and experience towards helping others through his non-profit organization, Think Then Choose Wisely. Now today he stands before you, 7 years without a drop. Now fully reconnected with his spiritual side he says, 'They used to call me an alcoholic and a drug addict, but now they call me Mr. NPO.' Contact Information: Michael Jackson Email: Messenger.1952 (at) yahoo.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012748241770 Promo Page: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/memoir-%ef%bb%bfto-hell-and-back/ (more...)

William Burke's FURRY! / LA FURIA! to Play The Bushwick Starr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Bushwick Starr will present the Spanish language premiere of FURRY!/LA FURIA!, written and directed by William Burke in special 'Spanglish translation' that tells the story of a street Elmo who rises to power by taking over the streets of 42nd to 46th street by using The Art of War. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for South Bend (more...)

DJ Happy Colors Releases Single 'Mamaguevo' + Latin GRAMMY Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

DJ Happy Colors (A.K.A. Hector Mendoza) is re-interpreting traditional Latino dance music for new generations. (more...)

Christopher W. Jones Pens SAINT'S HAVEN: THE LINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Christopher W. Jones, a devoted writer and lifelong fan of Stephen King, has completed his new book 'Saint's Haven: The Line': a spine-tingling supernatural thriller that confronts the devastation to a culture caused by the resentment-based racism of the American South in the early 20th century through its gifted yet cursed main character. (more...)

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music National Music Education Program Culminates with Grant Presentation to Chicago Area Schools
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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Hollywood Christmas Parade Announces Talent Lineup for 85th Anniversary Celebration
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The 85 th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces the 2016 talent lineup for its landmark anniversary celebration. (more...)

John Legend & More Set for BBC MUSIC AWARDS on BBC America, 12/14
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

BBC AMERICA announced today it will air the BBC MUSIC AWARDS on December 14th at 10/9c. (more...)

Twelfth Edition of PS122's Coil Features Dance, Theater, Virtual Reality and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. The festival explores the constant vitality of live performance in New York City through contemporary artists from diverse genres, cultures and perspectives. Featuring work created locally, across the U.S., and around the world, Coil is known for its groundbreaking contemporary performance across interdisciplinary art, working with new technologies and forms. Through installations, live and virtual practices, PS122 is committed to redefining how, where, and when performance is experienced. (more...)

Mayor Walsh & Billy Porter to be Honored at Huntington's SPOTLIGHT SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Tony Award-winning artist and Topdog/Underdog director Billy Porter will be honored with the Wimberly Award at the 2017 Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 24, 2017. The Huntington's festive annual event raises money to support the Huntington's programs, including its award-winning youth, education, and community initiatives that reach more than 30,000 annually. (more...)

Inaugural Episode of 'Real Talk / Kip Talk' at the Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

Folksbiene's LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: a Concert of Yiddish Theater Composers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

 To ring in the New Year, on January 1 National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present 'Light Up The Night,' a concert of rediscovered and restored pre- and post-WWII music from the theatrical works of the great composers of the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater.  These include Ellstein, Goldfaden, Olshanetsky, Rumshinsky and Secunda.  All are leading songwriters from the era of 'The Golden Bride,' which was presented by Folksbiene Theatre in 2015 and 2016.  The cast will feature performers who were acclaimed in that production, backed by a 16-piece orchestra.  The production is in Yiddish with projected supertitles.  The full concert will be offered twice, at 2:00 PM and 6:00 PM, in Edmond J. Safra Hall at Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. (more...)

'Real Talk / Kip Talk' at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

REAL TALK / KIP TALK Series to Launch Next Month at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

REAL TALK / KIP TALK is a series of live talk shows about the state of contemporary performance in New York City, conceived and hosted by Kippy Winston, media mogul, Internet sensation, and citizen of the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 21, 2016

Joe Sirola, who has been seen or heard in over 10,000 commercials brought his one man show "With A Little Bit Of Luck" to the Metropolitan Room yesterday. The audience didn't need much selling to realize why this fantastic actor has had such a successful career in Film, TV and on the stage.  Unlike his commercials which were replayed many times (much to his financial pleasure) it was a one time event at the world famous Cabaret on 22nd street in Manhattan.     (more...)

Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is poised between two Empires - The Sceptered Isle and La Serenissima. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Venetian Ghetto, The Floor of Heaven interweaves moments from Shakespeare's complex and revolutionary text with the play's original music and songs from the English-Venetian soundscape that Shakespeare's characters would have played and heard. (more...)

Big Carlos Vives and Shakira Among Winners of 17th LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Argentine-Mexican actor Sebastián Rulli joined Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez to host the 17th Annual LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS live on the Univision Network last night from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

DJ Happy Colors and El Dusty to Take Over Uforia Music's Instagram
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

El Dusty and DJ Happy Colors, who are nominated for a 2016 Latin Grammy for “Best Urban/ Fusion Performance” for their track “Cumbia Anthem,” will be doing an Instagram takeover of Univision's music news hub UFORIA MUSIC (more...)

Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands On The Rise of Black Theatre
by Guest Blog: Cyril Husbands - Nov 17, 2016

It didn't quite make Word of the Year, but the expression 'throwing shade' has found its way into the latest edition of the Collins Dictionary. The significance of this development is somewhat shaded (see what I did there?) by the general bemusement that it took Collins so long to 'discover' the phrase, and that anyone pays attention to dictionaries anymore, except in their online guises as useful tools for students and other plagiarists. (more...)

Oakland Symphony Presents Tribute To Music From Black Panthers Era At LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The Oakland Symphony and Chorus will share the stage with a host of guest artists in celebration of the holidays and a tribute to Oakland's tradition of activism and the arts as part of the annual Let Us Break Bread Together concert Sunday, December 11, at 4 pm at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland. (more...)

The Season Opens in Sabbioneta and Florence
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

With the most generous patrocinio of the Comune di Sabbioneta and the Associazione per Boboli of Florence, we opened our eighth season with two concerts in Italy. (more...)

YoMiss Productions to bring THIS GONNA BE ON THE TEST, MISS? to Charm City Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

YoMiss Productions will present 'This Gonna Be on the Test, Miss?' as part of the Charmed City Festival. (more...)

The American Museum of Natural History Launches 'One Step Beyond, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

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Billy Porter's New Album to Spotlight Richard Rodgers with Help from Cynthia Erivo and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway announced today that Tony & Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release a new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, in April 2017. (more...)

New Work by Daniel Fish, Virtual Reality Show and More Set for PS122's COIL 2017 Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Performance Space 122's annual performance festival, Coil, returns for its twelfth edition with 13 individual events. (more...)

The Umbilical Brothers to Return to NYC with SPEEDMOUSE (RE-SQUEAKED)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Umbilical Brothers return to New York City with Speedmouse (re-squeaked), an updated version of their hit show, Speedmouse, for a four-week run starting February 21, 2017 at Theatre 80.  (more...)

Donald M. Ephraim PALM BEACH JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL to Showcase 30 Movies from Around the World
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The upcoming 27th annual The Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival will present movies from around the world, opening with ON THE MAP, the true story of Israel's 1977 basketball team, the first to ever bring the coveted European Cup to Israel. Film director Dani Menkin and basketball legend Tal Brody will attend and participate in a post-film discussion at the January 19 screening at the Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion. (more...)

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