Artemisa Gutierrez Laurence Pens New Children's Book
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

LOS ANGELES, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ First time author Artemisa Gutierrez Laurence has written a touching tale of a lion cub named Giant who wants nothing more than to swim. Illustrated by children's book illustrator Izzy Bean of Yorkshire, UK, Giant is light-hearted dialogue with colorful illustrations gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: ABT's 'Shostakovich Trilogy' by Ratmansky
by Barnett Serchuk - May 31, 2016

A funny thing happened on the evening of May 22, 2016, at the Metropolitan Opera House, where ABT was presenting Alexei Ratmansky's 'Shostakovich Trilogy.' There were lots of empty seats. Since Ratmansky's reputation has pretty much enveloped the entire ballet world, I was very surprised to see this. On the other hand, an evening of three Shostakovich works can be enervating, putting high demands on the eyes and ears of an audience. Many might prefer to just stay away. (more...)

NYC Parks and AT&T Expand Free Public Wi-fi & Solar Mobile Charging
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FACIP, today joined AT&T's New York President Marissa Shorenstein, Bronx Borough President Rueben Diaz, Jr. and community members to announce a deal to extend free public AT&T Wi-Fi in the Parks for an additional five years. The free Wi-Fi is available, regardless of wireless carrier, to parkgoers at 27 locations in 21 parks across the five boroughs. The collaboration increases the number of free solar mobile charging stations to 34 units at 15 parks and beaches; and four new parks will receive the popular AT&T Street Charge units-Queens Flushing Meadows Park at David Dinkins Circle and Ederle Terrace, Brooklyn's Sunset Park and Prospect Park at the LeFrak Center and Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, where the announcement was made. (more...)

Norman Reedus Says 'Planet Will Explode' When AMC's THE WALKING DEAD Returns
by Louisa Brady - May 28, 2016

Executive producers Scott M. Gimple and Robert Kirkman have stated that they know they need to provide a satisfying conclusion when the show returns in October, after leaving fans with these cliffhangers for half a year. Reedus is not concerned about this. 'They're earning it,' says Reedus. 'Trust me. I think probably the planet is going to explode.' (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Consigue el CD 'SOMETHING'S COMING' de Joan Vázquez
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 27, 2016

Consigue ahora el disco de 'SOMETHING'S COMING - UN TRIBUT A SONDHEIM' dedicado por Joan Vazquez en exclusiva para los lectores de BroadwayWorld Spain (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/26/2016 - Outer Critics Circle Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 26, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place this afternoon.  Check out the list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Michael Arden has just concluded a weeklong research and development session led by Broadway and television star Tituss Burgess, Tony Award-winners Steve Kazee and Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Tony Award-nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), in advance of a new production of the Stephen Sondheim masterwork Merrily We Roll Along, set to hit the stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts November 22, 2016 through December 18, 2016. Casting for the fall production will be announced at a later date. Check out photos from the session below! (more...)

How Does Tony Nominee Jeff Daniels Do Broadway? By 'Sprinting Face First into the Wall 8 Times a Week'
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016

It's undeniable that Jeff Daniels' career has been a varied one. From his Emmy-winning role on Aaron Sorkin's THE NEWSROOM to one half of the comedy duo behind DUMB AND DUMBER, the stage and screen star has proven his versatility time and time again. Now he's back on Broadway in a role that has proven to be his most grueling yet. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful and Charming YENTL at The New Jewish Theatre
by Chris Gibson - May 24, 2016

Apparently, due to legal issues with rights that had to be worked out, this version of YENTL, based on the short story "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy" written by Isaac Bashevis Singer (book by Leah Napolin and Singer), cannot be referred to in its title as a musical. It all has to do with Barbra Streisand's dreary and dreadful (although some people adore it) 1983 musical film version. But, there's no confusing the two once you see this utterly charming adaptation. It adheres closely to Singer's work, while the film veers off into a direction which not only makes little sense, but also butchers the author's intent. That's a shame, but when you're writing, directing, starring, etc, you can tend to lose sight of the actual story, turning it instead into a nothing more than a self-serving star vehicle. Jill Sobule's music (she composed "I Kissed a Girl", oddly enough) provides a genre-hopping mix of styles that may, at times, seem anachronistic, but which serve the tale very well. The New Jewish Theatre's current production is a delight, and I heartily recommend it. (more...)

FRIENDLY FIRE by Marliss Melton is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

ePublishing Works! announces FRIENDLY FIRE by Marliss Melton, available in paperback (978-1-61417-848-4, 302 pages, $17.99 USD) and eBook format (978-1-61417-847-7, $5.99 USD). (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: JELKO YURESHA Reflects On His Past and The Dancers of Today
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 23, 2016

At 78, Jelko Yuresha has come to resemble a lion in repose. I recognize him immediately as I enter the lobby -- I am early, he is even earlier -- and what strikes me more than his subtle smile is his eyes. They are the eyes of a man who retains a zest for life though it is evident that little amuses him. This comes as no surprise. After all, he has seen much and traveled far. As we begin the dance of exchanging pleasantries, it becomes apparent that behind the guise of a charming gentlemen I am speaking to the dance version of James Bond -- as played by Sean Connery. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH MATTHEW MORRISON at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - May 23, 2016

I've met Matthew several times over the last decade and a half. The first time was in 2002, right after Hairspray opened. The second instance was at 54 Below, when he was seeing his on-screen arch nemesis, Jane Lynch, perform. Most recently, I got the chance to briefly chat with him backstage after a performance of Finding Neverland.  When I left the theater, I remember saying he was the most gracious star on Broadway.  Friday, was no different. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Milburn Stone Theatre - Elkton Station
by Scott Serio - May 19, 2016

Putnam Spelling Bee Raises Roof At Milburn Stone Theater's Elkton Station (more...)

Joan Vázquez presentará el disco de SOMETHING'S COMING
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 18, 2016

El actor ha grabado el disco con las canciones de su concierto tributo a Stephen Sondheim (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas & His SESAME STREET Pals Teach Kids About Shapes in All-New Song
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Nick Jonas will stop by this Saturday's episode SESAME STREET to help teach Bert, Cookie Monster, and The Count about different shapes with an all-new song titled 'Check That Shape.' (more...)

Jan Fawcett Shares LIVING FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Like neurosurgeons Paul Kalanithi and Eben Alexander, who have both written about becoming patients after years of treating patients, Jan Fawcett, M.D., had his eyes opened when diagnosed with malignant melanoma after 30 years in medicine. (more...)

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT Is the Right Amount of a Good Thing
by Marietta Lunceford - May 13, 2016

One of the least talked about and yet most wonderful things about our area is the Alabama School of Fine Arts, situated in downtown Birmingham. It boasts the beautiful Dorothy Jemison Day Theatre. Although I have been to this theatre several times, today was the first time to be in the building during a school day and in the theatre to see the kids from ASFA perform. They are performing Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT this weekend and it is worth your time to support them. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - The Tonys!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Jun 9, 2016

After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories: (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Southwark Playhouse, June 3 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a high octane, fourth wall smashing, hugely enjoyable production of Shakespeare's much loved comedy (more...)

BWW Review: EIGENGRAU, King's Head Theatre, June 5 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 6, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an interesting, if ultimately somewhat unsatisfactory, slice of life set amongst the twenty-somethings of London. (more...)

BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Khori Michelle Petinaud of Broadway's ALADDIN
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 30, 2016

Khori Petinaud was more of an athlete as a child yet she still sashayed around her house in tutus, tiaras, and dance slippers. She didn't actually start formal ballet classes until she was thirteen. Having been bitten by the 'ballet bug' was, in a word, transformative. Given her age, the young Petinaud was not one to waste time. She attended the summer program at Dance Theatre of Harlem that very same year. Eventually she discovered her love of modern dance while studying at Alvin Ailey and subsequently attended Tisch School of the Arts where she received her BFA in dance. Her foray into musical theatre was with the national tour of The Color Purple. (more...)

VIDEO: Luke Bryan on TODAY: I'm 'Having A Blast' Connecting With Fans on Tour
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Country singer Luke Bryan has a busy tour schedule, with four shows lined up within 28 hours. Despite his demanding schedule, he tells TODAY he's energized by the crowds and wouldn't be performing if he weren't having fun. (more...)

New CompTIA Study of Managed IT Services Market Reveals Contradictions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

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Going Solar with SUNation Pays Big for Solarize Brookhaven Homeowners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

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BWW Review: Left To Her Own Devices, AMY ENGELHARDT Charms Don't Tell Mama With Comical and Emotional Original Songs
by Victoria Ordin - Jun 28, 2016

A longtime member of the Grammy-nominated a cappella band, the Bobs, LA-based composer/vocalist Amy Engelhardt delivered a riotously funny hour of song at Don't Tell Mama on what she conceded was a “shvitzy” Sunday in June (the 19th to be exact). Three o'clock on Father's Day may not be the best slot for a gig, but the Berklee College of Music-trained musician (and 2011 MAC Dottie Burman Award-winner for songwriting) brought her signature wit and warmth to what felt as much like an intimate gathering in her living room as a formal cabaret performance. Engelhardt's show, My Own Devices, featured material from her first album, “Not Gonna Be Pretty,” as well as material to appear on her upcoming second CD release. (more...)

The Friday 5 (On Thursday): PSYCHO BEACH PARTY's Pitts and Turner
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2016

The summer theater season in Nashville begins tonight with a revival of Charles Busch's Psycho Beach Party, which turns the formulaic beach movie of the early 1960s on its ear with a skewed and definitely crazy take on the genre. Opening at the Darkhorse Theater - the latest offering from Bradley Moore's Music City Theatre Company - it features a talented cast bringing Busch's classically campy characters to life. Today, you can get to know Gerald Pitts and Elizabeth Turner better, just before calling to make reservations to see the show! (more...)

BWW Blog: Eliza Porsella - Costume Surprises
by Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Porsella - Jun 18, 2016

We are close to the night of the show, the costumes have arrives and this whole week has been a dress rehearsal.  Thursday afternoon is our last rehearsal and it won't be a dress, we will just run through the show.  Friday is opening night! (more...)

BWW Review: SILENCE! slays the spoof at Standing Room Only Productions
by Brett Cullum - Jun 16, 2016

From the bodily fluid throwing Miggs to the naked and tucked Buffalo Bill, expect to see everything you witnessed in the movie recreated live onstage by a company who at times don Lambchop hand puppets to narrate the action. It's fast, furious, and like being blasted by hits of nitrous oxide constantly without the pain of dental work. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Artists Discuss a Season of Firsts
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 16, 2016

'Sometimes in this business, it can seem you work and work and you aren't seeing results right away. Then all at once, everything comes to fruition at once, and that is a major boost to our company morale. That's exactly what has happened this season for MSMT,' says Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. 'Of our main stage productions, we have three that will be firsts!' Clark, who is joined by director Marc Robin, actors Liz Shivener and Mike Backes, is speaking to a Brunswick audience at Curtis Memorial Library on June 15, 2016, at the first of the season's Peek Behind the Curtain series, which is moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold. He elaborates. 'This summer we will present the New England regional premiere of Mama Mia; we have extended our twelve-week season for the first time by co-producing with Portland Stage, The Irish and How They Got That Way, and together with the Fulton Theatre, we have created the East Coast Regional premiere of the new chamber music version of Ghost The Musical. It's been an extraordinary adventure!' (more...)

BWW Review: Lifeline's Blossoming NORTHANGER ABBEY is an Early Summer Charmer
by Patrick O'Brien - Jun 15, 2016

Lifeline gives new musical life to Austen obscurity. (more...)

ProfNet Experts Available on Music Copyright, History of Anti-Gay Violence, More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

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BWW Interview: Get to Know Nick Choksi, Star of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks THE TOMB OF KING TOT
by Ashley LaChant - Jun 15, 2016

As Clubbed Thumb kicks off it's annual Summerworks collection, THE TOMB OF KING TOT is the second play in the line up, described as a comedy with a twist. An actor, musician and illustrator, Nick Choksi is no stranger to the arts, starring in KING TOT, his second Summerworks production. This fall, he'll be making his Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. BroadwayWorld sat down with Choksi to learn more about his work. (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas Drops Music Video for New Song 'Under You'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Nick Jonas dropped his newest album, 'Last Year Was Complicated' on June 10th. Below, check out the full music video for the track 'Under You.' (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas Rocks TODAY Show Plaza with New Song 'Champagne Problems'
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Nick Jonas rocked the TODAY show plaza with a performance of his new song 'Champagne Problems' off his just-released album 'Last Year Was Complicated.' (more...)

FIRST LISTEN to New Tracks from Nick Jonas' 'Last Year Was Complicated'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Nick Jonas dropped his newest album, 'Last Year Was Complicated' today and released several of the tracks on YouTube. Check them all out below! (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN at the Paramount is a Truncated, Desperately Spun Disappointment
by Jay Irwin - Jun 1, 2016

That old idiom, "History is written by the victors" kept ringing in my head last night as I watched the National Touring Company of "Motown: The Musical" at the Paramount Theatre. Or rather one could say, "History is written by the one telling it." This retelling of the life of Berry Gordy and his creation of Motown Records with a book written by Berry Gordy based on the autobiography by Berry Gordy comes across like a jock in the locker room bragging about all his conquests. But with such bad writing and storytelling coupled with an overabundance of half songs the show feels like a bunch of skewed half-truths and amounts to a tepid and forced evening. (more...)

Jerry Lawyer Reveals I AM WHAT I AM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Jerry Lawyer, a Veteran, truck driver, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'I Am What I Am': a gripping and potent story of forgiveness, understanding, courage and the ability to empathize. This is a story about the main character finding out the truth about her biological parents and the emotions that come with finding the truth. (more...)

bergenPAC to Present Happy Together Tour 2016, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Happy Together Tour 2016-Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Kirk Jameson on I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by Jenny Ell - Jul 4, 2016

Following the announcement last week about the return of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, there has been a lot of excitement buzzing about. After a sell-out and critically acclaimed run last year, the demand for a revival had been duly noted. Fortunately, for the theatre-going public, the production is returning to the Arts Theatre for one day only on Monday 15th August. BWW:UK spoke to Director Kirk Jameson about the show's previous success and why he's looking forward to revisiting I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change one last time. (more...)

Baz Luhrmann Justifies $120M Budget for Music-Driven Series THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Baz Luhrmann revealed that his new series THE GET DOWN has faced multiple production delays and budget over expenditures, but it will all be worth it once viewers see the final product. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - All Aboard The Marriage Hearse
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 26, 2016

BWW talks to the team behind 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show All Aboard The Marriage Hearse. (more...)

BWW Review: Dani Stoller Presents AWKWARD at Creative Cauldron's 2016 Summer Cabaret Series
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 25, 2016

In an evening featuring classic musical favorites and unexpected gems, longtime DC performer Dani Stoller presents "Awkward: A Musical Ode to the Funny Best Friend" as part of Creative Cauldron's 2016 Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

Ted Koppel to Interview Republican Nominee Donald Trump on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

“CBS SUNDAY MORNING” Senior Contributor Ted Koppel sat down with Donald Trump in Cleveland for a wide-ranging interview, prior to his speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention. (more...)

Majority of U.S. Workers Think Traditional 9-to-5 is a Thing of the Past, Finds New CareerBuilder Survey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - Jul 18, 2016

EOT proves once again that they are several notches above other community theatres; this is one terrific show where everything comes together. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, PHANTOM and More Pose for Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Rounding out this weekend are some Intermission pics from shows around the world in what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions: BroadwayWorld's Intermission Pic roundup! (more...)

In Case You Missed It: New Frontier Accurately Predicted CO Price Drop Last Year -- Twice
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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KT Tunstall Announces New Album 'KIN' to Be Released 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

KT Tunstall returns with an explosive 11 track collection of songs on her fifth studio album KIN to be released September 9th on Caroline Records. (more...)

BWW Interview: MONSTAH BLACK, The Interview. Part II
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 14, 2016

Well, yeah. I guess I am self-made. Because - thinking in terms of what my goals have been all my life - I've had very specific ideas around what I've wanted to do since I was about three. I can remember back to the day, the time of day, what I was doing, when the light bulb went off and I said to myself, "That's what I want to do." I pretty much focused on that. I said it on that day and I've gotten to the point where I'm in the middle of it happening. It's hinting towards what I see, what my goals have been. But it's not out of reach. It could happen. It's just a matter of putting the time into that and making it happen. It has happened already and now it's about allowing it to happen again and maybe getting more exposure to let it expand. My earliest inspiration is pretty much what helped shape myself into what I am. I can pinpoint who those people are and at some point I allowed it to… I let those landmarks inspire, I held onto them, and continued to step forward as the man. But it pretty much started with the Sonny and Cher show. (more...)

BWW Review: A Working Kitchen in THE SECOND GIRL at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 13, 2016

What makes The Second Girl a comedy more than anything else is Cathryn Wake's electrifying performance as Cathleen, a confection of flashing eyes, red hair, a tell-the-truth-and-shame-the-devil attitude, and naked ambition. Her vivacity is inescapable. (more...)

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