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Scoop: SUPERNATURAL on THE CW - Thursday, October 20, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL, airing on THE CW on Thursday, October 20, 2016! (more...)

Stages Theatre Partners with MAGIC TREE HOUSE Author to Offer Free Books to Kids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

In a remarkable gift of generosity, Magic Tree House author, Mary Pope Osborne partnered with Stages Theatre Company and Random House Children's Books to make a donation of over 1,500 books! Each and every student from partner schools across the metro area that attended yesterday's 12:30 pm performance of Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, received their very own Magic Tree House book. (more...)

BWW Review: The Wonder of Fright Rises with Cape Rep's THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by Kristen Morale - Sep 30, 2016

Many of you may be familiar with The Woman in Black due to it being the second longest running play in London's West End (twenty-nine years strong), or perhaps you were pretty spooked by the 2012 film starring Daniel Radcliffe. However you were lured to see this production, Susan Hill's and Stephen Mallatratt's simple masterpiece of a true English horror story, one without gore or unnecessary violence, really makes for quite an intriguing production. Directed by Damian Baldet, who appeared in last season's Outside Mullingar, Cape Rep's The Woman in Black tests our mental reflexes as the battle between belief and disbelief ensues - as the senses are both heightened and chilled by the story surrounding this mysterious woman who haunts and kills, and who is scaring more than just the superstitious townspeople. (more...)

New England's Favorite Holiday Tradition A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starts November 5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Trinity Rep announces its annual presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by James Dean Palmer, and featuring resident acting company member Brian McEleney as Scrooge. Performances run November 5 through December 31.Tickets are on sale now and by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St. A Christmas Carol is presented by Cardi's Furniture with supporting sponsors Amica Insurance and Hasbro, Inc. (more...)

Eli Bolin and Mike Pettry's New Rock Christmas Musical Headed to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present The Last Song of Eddie Scourge, a new musical by Eli Bolin (Found, Skippyjon Jones) and Mike Pettry (The Light Princess, The Time Travelers Convention), on November 30th, 2016 at 9:30pm. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces its New Chair of the Board - Robert Delamere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Today English Touring Theatre announced Robert Delamere as its new Chair of the Board.  He begins the role with immediate effect and takes over from Greg Parston who steps down after five years as Chair. (more...)

Theatre for the New City Explodes with New Musical, THE FOLK SINGER and New Plays: LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Created by the team behind the critically acclaimed 2015 production of Heather Smiley for President, the musical has a book and lyrics by Tom Attea, with music composed by Arthur Abrams. The production is directed by Mark Marcante. THE FOLK SINGER will play a limited engagement through October 23rd. Also opening this weekend are three new one act plays by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Directed by Eduardo Machado Starring Sharon Ullrick, Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado Lighting Design: Alexander Bartenieff  Costume Design: Michael Bevins Stage Manager: Fran Acuna-Almiron From two old friends who seem to have fallen for the same man.... again, to a chance meeting on a park bench, to a showdown between two theatrical giants, LIFE MASKS is a collection of one acts celebrating that even though you might now be of a certain age, you still can fight for what you believe (more...)


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SO GO THE GHOSTS OF MEXICO, PART ONE Continues at Undermain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

To begin its 33rd season, Undermain Theatre opened to a winning reception and enthusiastic reviews with the first of a trilogy of new plays exploring the US/Mexico drug wars that will be produced over the course of the next three seasons. (more...)

Cincinnati Arts Association Announces Four New Shows as Part of 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is pleased to announce four exciting shows as part of its 2016-17 Season. The shows go on sale Friday, October 7 at 10:00 AM at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], and the Aronoff Center Ticket Office. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Scoop: Disney Junior - October 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Sep 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on Disney Junior - October 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 28, 2016

Frances Seymour Fonda, actor Henry Fonda's second wife, was only 32 years old when the theater she commissioned architect Arthur W. Hawes to build opened in December of 1940. Originally known as the Westwood Theater, it was designed to be a performance space for live productions and for a short time it did fulfill that mission. Across town, movie musicals like Busby Berkeley's Strike Up the Band and Down Argentine Way were becoming box office hits as Tinseltown capitalized on the popularity of established young stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and soon-to-be stars like pin-up girl Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. (more...)

Opera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opera on Tap has announced its most innovative project yet: an episodic horror opera created for Virtual Reality, entitled The Parksville Murders. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation Announces the 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) is pleased to announce the line-up of playwrights for the 2016-2017 Rough Readings Series in partnership with the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University, now in its 11th year. Beginning October 24th and 25th with workshop early draft  readings of ALL FALL DOWN by Lisa Ramirez (PF Resident Playwright), the series continues monthly December 2016 through May 2017 with seven exceptional new works that are pushing into new theatrical territory, challenging assumptions, and presenting deeply felt dilemmas within our culture and world society. (more...)

Good Fortune Market Closed on Wednesday Due to Severe Weather Hitting Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to the unpredictability of mother nature and information received from the Bureau of Meteorology, Adelaide Festival Centre regrettably announces that Good Fortune Market, the festival hub in Elder Park, will be closed tomorrow due to the severe weather set to hit Adelaide. (more...)

Instrumental Band Burnt Belief to Release Third Installment of Trilogy: EMERGENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Inspired by the unspoken and hidden truths behind our daily reality, “Emergent” is the third in a trilogy of collaborative works by bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree/Metallic Taste of Blood/O.R.k etc) and experimental US guitarist Jon Durant, under the working name Burnt Belief. (more...)

'PHANTASMAGORIA' to Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. (more...)

My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts' 10 Year Anniversary Edition Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Warner Bros. Records releases digital and physical versions of My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition) today via all DSPs including Spotify (more...)

Scoop: SUPERNATURAL Season Premiere on THE CW - Thursday, October 13, 2016
by - Sep 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERNATURAL Season Premiere, airing on THE CW on Thursday, October 13, 2016! (more...)

MasterVoices to Present New York Premiere of 27 at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, beginning with the New York premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek's 27, specially adapted for MasterVoices, on October 20 and 21, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

ArtWeek Boston 2016 Announces Talkbacks, Forums, Sneak Peeks and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

ArtWeek, an award-winning creative festival, will host more than 180 events this season, including many partnering with local theater companies. ArtWeek will run from September 30 - October 9 in more than 50 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. (more...)

Royal Court Announces Casting for THE CHILDREN by Lucy Kirkwood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook and Deborah Findlay have been cast in Lucy Kirkwood's new play The Children which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs 17 November 2016 - 14 January 2017 with Press Night on Thursday 24 November. Directed by James Macdonald. With design by Miriam Buether and lighting design by Peter Mumford. "At our time of life, we simply cannot deal with this shit."  (more...)

Artists Repertory Theatre Announces Oregon Play Prize Winner SIGNS by Steve Rathje
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre awards the Oregon Play Prize to Steve Rathje for his play SIGNS. Rathje is a 21-year-old student at Stanford University and a 2014 graduate of Lake Oswego High School. Rathje is the winner after three finalists were selected from 131 script submissions by 24 readers in a blind-reading format. The three scripts were then voted on by the public through a two-month blind, online voting process. The public cast 2,072 votes to express which play they'd most like to see produced at Artists Rep. (more...)

ArtsWest Celebrates Record-Breaking 2016-17 Season - Before the Season Opens!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

For the first time since opening our doors at ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery in 1999, the total number of season subscriptions before the season openshas surpassed the prior year's end-of-season total. Subscriptions goals are normally met or surpassed by the end of a given season, but this year we are celebrating before the season even begins. There are other reasons why 2016 is a remarkable year for ArtsWest: in addition to a record-setting revenue for season subscribers, the number of subscribers is at an all-time high for any season opening in our history. (more...)

TLC Kicks Off Friday Night Frights This October With KINDRED SPIRITS
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

It's fright or flight on Friday nights! The world of the unknown debuts on TLC anchored by the new series KINDRED SPIRITS, which follows renowned ghost hunters Amy Bruni and Adam Berry as they help real families who are tormented by paranormal activity in their homes (more...)

French Institute Alliance Française and Abrons Arts Center present US Premiere of DICKIE BEAU: BLACKOUTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

As part of the 2016 edition of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s celebrated contemporary arts festival, FIAF and Abrons Arts Center are thrilled to present award-winning, UK-based drag fabulist, Dickie Beau in the US Premiere of his solo show Blackouts, Thursday through Saturday, October 6-8and 13-15 at Abrons Arts Center. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Presents the Return of THE GHASTLY DREADFULS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Ghastly Dreadfuls returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts, October 12-29 for a 10th season of spine-tingling storytelling with a cast of characters that has made it an Atlanta cult classic. Artistic director Jon Ludwig describes the evening as, "a kind of dark vaudeville with a variety of performance styles and sensibilities. There's really something for everybody." The evening is a compendium of ghost stories and spectacle with puppets, live music and dance. (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Trinity Rep invites the public to revisit the one-minute plays written on the ground in Ferguson, MO and performed at the theater in fall of 2015 to a second community-led performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays on Monday, October 17th at 7:30PM. (more...)

Gadfly Theatre Company Presents SHE KILLS MONSTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Gadfly Theatre Company presents "She Kills Monsters"; the first show in their new home, The Fox Egg Gallery at 3730 Chicago Ave S. They will be performing October 7-10 and October 14-16. All shows are 7:30 PM except for Sundays which are at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Announces incoming Co-Artistic Directors and New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Stage Left Theatre announces that current Artistic Director Vance Smith will be succeeded by Co-Artistic Directors Jason A. Fleece and Amy Szerlong. An Ensemble Member since 2009, Fleece has served as Associate Artistic Director since 2013. He recently directed SLT's critically-acclaimed production of The Body of an American. Involved with Stage Left since 2012, Szerlong became an Artistic Associate in 2013 and an Ensemble Member in 2015. She is currently directing the world premiere of The Bottle Tree. Smith will maintain his role through October, and will produce The Bottle Tree with the assistance of the new leadership. (more...)

BWW Review: DANCES PATRELLE Opens Its 26th Repertory Season with Macbeth
by Sondra Forsyth - Sep 19, 2016

Francis Patrelle, who is (remarkably!) celebrating his 45th year as a sought-after dance teacher in New York City, explains in a program note that he decided to bring back his 1995 balletic rendering of Shakespeare's Macbeth because "the story has a lot to tell us about our own times; deep themes of power, corruption and the futility of man which continue to illuminate our existence." (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of PREMIERES 'Inner Voices' Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' presents this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances will begin on Monday, October 3rd at 8:00pm (and continue through October 29) at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, October 13th at 8:00pm. Scroll down for photos from the meet & greet below! (more...)

Made in Colchester Announces their Casting for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Mercury Theatre Colchester has announced the casting line-up for their Made in Colchester production of Shakespeare's comic battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This saucy new production of the romantic comedy will be set in a modern-day garrison town and plays from Friday 30 September until Saturday 15 October.   (more...)

ESPN The Magazine's Cubs Issue on Newsstands This Friday
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

For far too long, Cubs fans have feared goats, Ghosts and Gatorade. Now that they've clinched the NL Central, it is time to acknowledge the architects who built the team, the players who have dominated the league, the faithful who bleed blue despite 108 years in the desert. (more...)

BWW Interview: Betty Buckley at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Sep 15, 2016

Betty Buckley comes to NJPAC on Sept. 17. (more...)

Cast Complete for Bush Theatre's THIS PLACE WE KNOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Full casting for the Bush Theatre's programme of six new, commissioned plays This Place We Know has been announced today. Residents of the local community are also now invited to submit photography celebrating W12, to be in with a chance of having their work displayed as part of WeAreW12, a free photography exhibition curated by photographer Eileen Perrier. (more...)

BWW Review: Roundhouse & Olney's ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES an Artistic and Historic Triumph
by Andrew White - Sep 15, 2016

Angels in America:  Millennium Approaches is not just a national treasure, it is a glimpse of history in the making; it is a then-marginalized community seizing the stage, demanding attention, and beginning the long process of changing hearts and minds across the country.  To watch the kaleidoscope of characters, brilliantly portrayed here by some of Washington DC's finest actors, can be incredibly moving.  Not just for the performances themselves, which are memorable indeed, but for how those performances remind us of the changes this play made possible. (more...)

BWW Recap: All Is Revealed on the Season Premiere of AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Jessica Naftaly - Sep 15, 2016

The sixth season of FX's American Horror Story premiered last night, and after taking a completely different approach in marketing, we also learned that the season was formatted quite different than we are used. With the excitement for future seasons always stemming from the announcement of the theme, something that AHS has become known for and what makes it so exciting and refreshing each year, the knowledge that the team were choosing to keep this years theme closely under wraps and in much guarded secrecy until the series premiere (so successfully that the team on Thrones could probably take a few pointers!) was a shock and interesting choice. Last night, however, all was revealed…or was it?  (more...)

Ghost Whisperer James Van Praagh brings an evening of Spirit Talk to The Ridgefield Playhouse This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

 Mankind has long sought to understand the mysteries of the afterlife and communicate with lost loved ones. World renowned spiritual medium James Van Praagh brings us one step closer to heaven by resolving our concerns of the afterlife and offers a bridge to reconnect hearts and souls across the veil. HamletHub Whole New You Series presents James Van Praagh at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m. and is partially underwritten by Green Rocks Inn, Nutmeg Livery Service and Reliance Merchant Services.   (more...)

Theater for the New City to Present Evening of Short Plays LIFE MASKS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

'Life Masks,' an evening of new works by Lorinne Vozoff and Eduardo Machado, celebrates that even though you might now be of 'a certain age,' you still can fight for what you believe.  Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., presents the evening September 29 to October 15. (more...)

Freeform's 18th Annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN Holiday Programming Event Airs October 19 – 31
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Freeform scares up some fun with its annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, featuring programming filled with thrills and chills as you count down to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 18th year, kicks off on Wednesday, October 19 and concludes on Monday, October 31. It will feature the network television premiere of “R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” and the Freeform premiere of “Spooky Buddies.” Plus, the perennial favorite “Hocus Pocus.” (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Saturday for New 2017 Shows at Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

?Sheffield Theatres have added to their 2017 line-up with the announcement of a host of exciting new shows at the Lyceum and Studio Theatres, including West End comedy, poignant drama and circus fun for all! Tickets for the productions go on sale to Sheffield Theatres' Centre Stage Members on Saturday 17 September and to the general public on Saturday 24 September. (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Obie-Award Winning Dark Comedy APPROPRIATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Trinity Repertory Company continues season 53, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' gripping play,  Appropriate, directed by Brian Mertes. Performances run October 6 - November 6, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Tickets are available at www.trinityrep.com, by calling (401) 351-4242 or at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St., Providence. (more...)

TCG's Veterans and Theatre Institute Joins Forces with Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Veterans and Theatre Institute (VTI), a pilot program to empower veterans and active-duty military personnel to experience, study, and create theatre, has announced its partnership with Trinity Repertory Company (Trinity Rep). (more...)


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Design Team Complete for Theatre East's A NAME FOR A GHOST TO MUTTER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Theatre East presents A Name for a Ghost to Mutter by Cyndi Williams at Urban Stages, 259 West 30th Street, NYC. (more...)

Sydney Fringe Festival Launches FRINGE KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

 The 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival, presented from 1 - 30 September, includes FRINGE KIDS, a robust program of events dedicated to kids and families. FRINGE KIDS is supported by Sydney Airport and includes multiple events during the last two weeks of the Festival, leading up to the school holidays, including picnic days, film screenings, workshops, theatre and magic shows. (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

Art-In-Relation Presents Lippa's THE WILD PARTY and FRANKENSTEIN - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A Long Beach based performing arts company ventures into Hollywood to present two back-to-back productions. Art-In-Relation presents, currently running at the Dorie Theater, Andrew Lippa's Wild Party with dates from now through October 2nd. (more...)

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