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Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

Dr. Stephanie O'Leary Releases PARENTING IN THE REAL WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Stephanie O'Leary, Psy.D., a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Neuropsychology, today released Parenting in the Real World: The Rules Have Changed. Drop The Guilt. Handle any Parenting Situation in 7 Simple Steps. The new book is not the typical parenting how-to manual. Instead, Dr. O'Leary delivers no-nonsense, effective tools using a refreshing, conversational style that will have parents nodding their head, laughing out loud, and thinking, 'Finally! Someone who gets it!' (more...)

York Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR Begins Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango).  (more...)

Maxamoo Releases January 2017 New York City Theater Festival Preview
by Maxamoo - Jan 4, 2017

It's our fourth year covering the January NYC theater festivals, the most wonderful time of year! Jack, Lydia, Jose and Lindsay tell us what they're most excited to see this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of York Theatre Company's MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of The York Theatre Company New2NY presentation of Mark Felt, Superstar, with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango)! (more...)

Youfit Health Clubs Offers Open House Workouts on Super Bowl Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Jan. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Game day usually means three things: football, friends and food. At Youfit Health Clubs, it means free fitness. On Feb. 5, 2017, Youfit Health Clubs across the country will host open houses in honor of the Big Game. Providing the perfect pigskin pregame at more than 115 locations nationwide, Youfit Health Clubs will offer free workouts and Lime Card privileges for members and non-members alike. (more...)

BWW Review: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Brilliantly Ends August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jan 30, 2017

This powerful production is one drop-everything-and-don't-miss-it show. (more...)

Cool Dave Drops His Latest Mixtape 'Bibles & Coolaide'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

After the release of the first 'Success Universiti' mixtape years ago, Hiya Call'N Productionz artist Cool Dave drops his highley anticipated follow up mixtape 'Bibles & Coolaide'. (more...)

ABC Renews Hit Comedy Series THE MIDDLE for Ninth Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

ABC has renewed the hit comedy series THE MIDDLE for next season. It was announced today by Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. The show is currently in its eighth season on the network. (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY to Receive World Premiere in Texas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According to Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017.  (more...)

Youfit Health Clubs Encourage People to Keep New Year's Resolutions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ With the pressure of New Year's resolutions fading, Youfit Health Clubs is encouraging the trailblazing anti-resolution crowd to get started at their own pace. New members who join between January 23 rd and January 31 st will receive the entire month of February free, so those who are ready to work toward better health can get off to a strong start. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017


FOREVER ANTi PoP To Drop Debut Single, Video & EP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017


Cool Dave Drops His Latest Mixtape 'Bibles & Coolaide'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

After the release of the first 'Success Universiti' mixtape years ago, Hiya Call'N Productionz artist Cool Dave drops his highley anticipated follow up mixtape 'Bibles & Coolaide'. The mixtape is currently available to stream and download at the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

'Ugly Betty' Co-Stars America Ferrera & Tony Plana to Reunite on Upcoming Episode of SUPERSTORE
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Fans of the iconic sitcom “Ugly Betty” and NBC's hit comedy SUPERSTORE will be seeing double as America Ferrera reunites with Tony Plana, who played her dad on “Ugly Betty,” and will now be guest starring as her dad on an upcoming, all-new episode of “Superstore” (more...)

Sony Animation Announces Details & Release Date for Lin-Manuel Miranda's VIVO
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning (Emmy, Tony, Grammy, Olivier, Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient) creative force behind the groundbreaking Broadway musical HAMILTON, writes new songs for this musical animated feature. (more...)

Judy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Everyman Theatre has cast Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez for its upcoming spring production of Los Otros. (more...)

Vaudezilla Presents STRIP-O-RAMA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

You can't know where you're going if you don't know where you've been. That's why we like to bring our fans a bit of the old classic Bump & Grind style of burlesque. This is your chance to see us go back to our roots and show you where all the sexy, sparkly goodness came from. Vintage gowns, big feather boas and fans, and rhinestones galore are the order of the day when you come to VAUDEZILLA! Strip-o-Rama! (more...)

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Receives World Premiere at Texas State University; New Song and Music by Larry Grossman and Andrew Lippa, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Texas State University Department of Theatre and Dance in association with Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission is proud to bring The World According To Snoopy, a revised version of the classic musical Snoopy!!! to the stage in February 2017. (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announces Ryan Reynolds as 2017 Man of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces producer and Golden Globe nominated actor, RYAN REYNOLDS as the recipient of its 2017 Man of the Year Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cynthia Nixon Drops by MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon stopped by The York Theatre Company's 'New2NY' production of 'Mark Felt, Superstar' to visit friends Joshua Rosenblum (composer) and cast member Peter Benson. Scroll down for photos of her with the cast! (more...)

Fill Your Lunch Break with a 'Fresh Cup of Art' Tour Around Broward County
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Free monthly art walks begin Thursday, January 26 at Broward County Main Library. (more...)

'Our Father - A Journey Into The Wild Untamed Love of God' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Angela Stumbo's new book, Our Father - A Journey Into The Wild Untamed Love of God ($16.99, paperback, 9781498488570; $8.99, eBook, 9781498488587) offers readers the perspective that no matter how good we imagine God to be, He is so much better. No matter how loving we imagine Him to be, he loves us more-we simply can't over imagine His good nature. Stumbo's book offers a new look at an old, often too familiar prayer, allowing readers to see all the layers of meaning and provision that are laid out in 6 short verses. (more...)

Black Coffee Production Announces Casting For The First FRESH GRIND FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Black Coffee Productions (BCP) is proud to announce the casting of their first Fresh Grind Festival which will showcase ten staged readings of new works. A diverse group of forty-three actors has been cast including two time Grammy Nominee Martha Wash, who is well known for the multi platinum single, 'It's Raining Men.' Wash will lead the cast in the zombie parody, I Want to Eat Brains (or the Day I Killed All My Friends). The eclectic mix of actor's credits range from regional, off-off Broadway to Broadway, and National television credits. Other notable casting includes Jeremy Villas in The Bishops. Villas is currently performing as Young Lola in Kinky Boots on Broadway. (more...)

Ari Axelrod in TAKING THE WHEEL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ari Axelrod in Taking the Wheel on March 10th, 2017. Featuring the music of Cole Porter to Carole King, Leonard Bernstein to John Bucchino, Ari Axelrod's Taking the Wheel 'unfailingly engaging and intelligent' (KDHX St. Louis) story of one Jewish man, happily a passenger in life's normal journey, who is thrust into the driver's seat when he encounters unforeseen twists and turns. (more...)

R. KELLY - The After Party Tour Comes to Jacksonville, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Three-time Grammy Award winner, multi-platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer R. Kelly is bringing The After Party Tour to Jacksonville on Friday, March 11. Tickets will be available for purchase on Thursday, February 9 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office located at the Veterans Memorial Arena, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at (more...)

Gerald Lattocha Jr. Releases Sequel to First Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Gerald Lattocha Jr. is back in the publishing scene as he brings in 'The Genesis Beast II: Attack of the Hybrids,' (published by AuthorHouse) a story of survival in which the Smythe family has to find an answer to a beast that has more bite and new power. This is the sequel to his first book, 'The Genesis Beast.' (more...)

Universal Music Group Joins Russell Simmons to Produce THE SCENARIO; NYC Premiere & North American Tour in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Universal Music Group (UMG), the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced a partnership with hip-hop pioneer and multi-hyphenate entrepreneur Russell Simmons to become a lead producer of THE SCENARIO, a new stage musical with an original story set to the greatest hits from a three-decade span of hip-hop. (more...)

Jamie Anderson Wins Snowboard Slopestyle at Mammoth Grand Prix
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Monster Energy's Jamie Anderson continued her stellar season by adding another trophy to her collection by winning Slopestyle at the final stop of the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix event at Mammoth Mountain. Battling strong competition and tough weather, Anderson leaned on focus and experience to Grind out another win. (more...)

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell to Lead Young Vic's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Sienna Miller and Jack O'Connell will lead the cast as Maggie and Brick in Benedict Andrews' Young Vic production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof which will begin previews in the West End at the Apollo Theatre on 13 July 2017.  (more...)

Youfit Health Clubs Partners with The Color Run DREAM WORLD TOUR 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Youfit Health Clubs is proud to team up with The Color Run the largest event series in the world as it embarks on its Dream World Tour 2017. The partnership is sure to result in an event series that's truly out of this world! (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED is a Concoction of Memorable Music, Visual Treat
by Vince Vicentuan - Feb 20, 2017

The much-anticipated return of WICKED did not fail to generate the buzz and crowd it was expected to. The throng that trooped to The Theatre at Solaire on February 8 was proof that this hit Broadway musical indeed has a Manila cult following, some of whom wickedly garbed in celebratory costumes, most flamboyant of which was Tessa Prieto-Valdes, a regular on big musical opening nights. (more...)

Youfit Health Clubs Announce President's Day Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ You don't need to chop down a cherry tree, play Hooverball or install a boxing ring in the White House to get in a good workout this Presidents Day. Youfit Health Clubs is helping you get active in your own way with a 72-hour flash sale from Feb. 20-22. New members who sign up during this time will put nothing down and receive 10 percent off of an all-inclusive Lime Card membership. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre to Present TRUST by Steven Dietz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Fells Point Corner Theatre will present Trust by Steven Dietz. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Makes Its Debut at Texas State University
by Lynn Beaver - Feb 2, 2017

Peanuts fans rejoice! THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY, a re-imagined sequel to YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN runs at Texas State University from February 14 - 19. A massive undertaking in the debut of this re-worked show, has Peanuts fans, like myself giddy with excitement. Head of Texas State University's Musical Theatre Department, Kaitlin Hopkins, took time from her busy schedule to answer some questions for BWW. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Recreates the Golden Age of Circus at the Hollywood Pantages
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 16, 2017

If Dorothy in THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ had run away from home and found this traveling circus instead of Professor Marvel and his crystal ball, she might never have gotten swept up in a twister and landed in Munchkinland. Instead, she might have become part of a new family, the kind that traveled the dust bowl in the early part of the twentieth century and instilled a sense of wonder in every child who was lucky enough to hear that the circus was coming to town. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Best Costume Design Tony Award Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The 1993 Tony Award for Best Costume Designer, awarded to legendary artist Florence Klotz for Kiss of the Spider Woman, will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on February 23, 2017. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017


BWW Interview: Noah Becker: An Interview with the Interviewer
by Barry Kostrinsky - Feb 14, 2017

Noah Becker has published over 3500 interviews and did hundreds himself with artists, but has the tables turned as I ask this Painter, Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Whitehot magazine questions about his art, writing career and his preferences when compelled to choose between Chinese soups. (more...)

Deal: B&H Photo Offers $700 Instant Savings on Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Camera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017


Attention Cloud 9 Shoppers! SUPERSTORE Renewed by Third Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Renewal on aisle 3 … NBC's SUPERSTORE is coming back for a 22-episode third season. The announcement was made by Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

BORDER RUN & OTHER STORIES by Jennifer Leeper is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, today announced the paperback and eBook release of the short fiction collection 'Border Run & Other Stories' by Kansas City, Missouri author Jennifer Leeper. Author of the novel, 'Padre: The Narrowing Path,' Leeper is an award-winning fiction writer whose short fiction is included in several anthologies and publications such as 'Independent Ink Magazine,' 'Notes Magazine,' 'The Stone Hobo,' 'Poiesis,' 'Every Day Fiction,' 'Aphelion Webzine,' 'Heater Magazine,' 'Cowboy Jamboree,' 'The New Engagement,' and 'The Liguorian.' Sit back and savor this mesmerizing collection of short fiction set in multiple eras and locales. Two sisters hike a mountainside in South Korea, ascending to another level of sibling intimacy as they descend. A weary detective weathers a mid-life crisis of faith in everything that is familiar and known - including his own integrity as a man of the law. A dying grandmother tasks her grandson with distributing her massive collection of shoes, with the caveat that each pair must be matched to a suitable new owner. These fourteen stories provide tantalizing glimpses of death and its impact on those left behind, the tedious Grind of day-to-day living and the promise of escape through the magical and supernatural. Though the characters in each story are encapsulated by their own unique worldview, they are a composite reflection of the overarching experience of life lived, in all times and places. Ask for 'Border Run & Other Stories' at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website,, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other online bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website, and many other outlets worldwide. Interested readers can read the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at Border Run & Other Stories BISAC Genre Codes: FIC029000 - Fiction / Short Stories (single author) FIC048000 - Fiction / Urban FIC045000 - Fiction / Family Life BIC Genre Codes: FA - Modern & Contemporary Fiction LCCN: 2016961390 ? Trade Paperback (122 pp) ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-29-8 ISBN-10: 1-941295-29-0 Retail Price: $12.95 USD Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF) ISBN-13: 978-1-941295-30-4 ISBN-10: 1-941295-30-4 Retail Price: $5.95 USD Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram About Barking Rain Press Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area - a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website, (more...)

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries to Present GIGGLE, GIGGLE, QUACK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Giggle, Giggle, Quack; a family musical based on the book by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin (Originally published by Atheneum, 2002. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.). (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with CAMELOT's Helen Anker
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 29, 2016

Get to know a little about Helen Anker, who plays Queen Guenevere in the Chanhassen's latest production of CAMELOT, warming hearts with the legendary story by Lerner & Loewe. (more...)

Broadway's Eric Krop to Headline Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Eric Krop, known for his performances in Godspell on Broadway and the movie musical, Grind, debuts his solo show of power ballads, contemporary Pop songs, original music, and classic hits at Martinis Above Fourth on Thursday, January 12. Tickets, available at, are $20 for the 8PM show. (more...)

Black Coffee Productions to Present Inaugural FRESH GRIND FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Black Coffee Productions (BCP) will present the first Fresh Grind Festival which will showcase ten staged readings of new works. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERSTORE on NBC - Thursday, December 29, 2016
by - Dec 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERSTORE, airing on NBC on Thursday, December 29, 2016! (more...)

Kyle Walker Wins Thrasher Magazine's 2016 Skater of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Monster Energy congratulates team rider Kyle Walker on winning Thrasher Magazine's 2016 Skater of the Year Award (SOTY). Only one year after turning pro for Real Skateboards, the 22-year-old from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, received skateboarding's most coveted award for a prolific output of video parts and magazine coverage throughout 2016. (more...)

ALL TRAP MUSIC VOL. 5 Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Initially founded in 2012 as a YouTube channel by Nottingham artist and curator JiKay, All Trap's compilation series have progressively become a staple of the genre, regularly reaching top 10 placements in the charts. (more...)

New York City Opera Presents CANDIDE Featuring Gregg Edelman, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Brooks Ashmanskas, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

This January, the legendary Broadway visionary Harold Prince returns to New York City Opera to direct a new production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. The production, choreographed by Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated choreographer Patricia Birch, brings together a versatile cast of Broadway veterans and rising opera stars to tell the story of Candide's adventures and tribulations in the "best of all possible worlds." (more...)

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