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Cortland Rep Announces Upcoming Fall Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre is announcing upcoming events for the fall months, most to be held at "CRT Downtown" located at 24 Port Watson Street in historic downtown Cortland. "This is our second year-round season, and we're planning more events than last year, with a wide variety to appeal to all tastes," Producing Artistic Director Kerby Thompson says. "Even though the summer is winding down, we've been keeping busy planning for the fall and winter months.  We're very excited about what is coming next!"  (more...)

WHO WILL SING FOR LENA? to Play 2016 United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Innocent? Black and poor Lena Mae Baker was judged Guilty in 1944 rural Georgia of killing a white man. But wasn't it rape and self-defense? Not so, said a racist judge and jury of 12 white men, and Lena became the first and only woman executed in Georgia's electric chair. Finally, we hear her side of the story. (more...)

BWW Recap: Lord, Show Me How to Say No to Chris on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Sep 5, 2016

Well, we finally got to catch up and see what happened with Travis and Chris. Turns out, the father/son road trip therapy session is not going as well as Travis had planned. (more...)

Barbra Streisand Makes History Again with ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway; It's Officially Her 11th #1 Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2016

It's official this evening from Billboard via the RIAA! Barbra Streisand has made music history yet again- this time for having eleven of her albums reach #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her latest album ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway was just released on from Columbia Records, and sold over 150,000+ copies in its first week (ahead of Britney Spears, Florida Georgia Line, and Frank Ocean). Streisand continues to be the female artist with the most #1 albums and the first artist with #1's in each of the six decades of her career. It's no wonder she remains 'Broadway's greatest export.' (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS Musically Explores the Minds of Those Who Attempted to Assassinate the President of the United States
by Shari Barrett - Sep 28, 2016

The great genius of contemporary musical theater, creator of Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods and Company, Stephen Sondheim leads audiences on a tuneful revue of presidential assassins and would-be killers from John Wilkes Booth to John Hinckley. The performance is guided by the Proprietor (brilliantly portrayed by Will Shure) who takes you through a most unusual musical history lesson in the form of a carnival game called "Shoot the Prez - Win a Prize" during which the sounds of each era accompany riveting portrayals of history's most impassioned and deranged. Thought-provoking and darkly delightful, ASSASSINS won five Tony Awards in its first revival on Broadway and remains one of the most controversial Broadway musicals ever written. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center to Stage New York Regional Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to present the New York Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical, playing for two weekends only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center October 14-16 and October 21-23.  (more...)

Tony-Nominated Eleanor Reissa Will Direct New Yiddish Rep's GOD OF VENGEANCE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Tony-nominated director Eleanor Reissa is set to helm New Yiddish Rep's contemporary staging of Sholem Asch's notorious drama 'God of Vengeance' at La MaMa this winter. The Yiddish language production's Off-Broadway opening is on Christmas Day, Sunday December 25 at 7:30pm with previews beginning Thursday December 22.  It will run for five weeks and 33 performances through Sunday January 22. (more...)

THE MOUSETRAP Returns to Cardiff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap is back in Cardiff by popular demand after hugely successful visits in 2012 and 2014.  In a country house cut off by snow a detective is trying to determine which of the people gathered there is Guilty of murder.  Suspenseful, atmospheric and with a plot containing lots of surprises, it's no wonder that The Mousetrap is the longest continuously running show in theatre history - with over 26,000 performances to date and counting. (more...)

John Wesley Shipp in TWELVE ANGRY MEN Opens Tonight at Judson Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

 Tonight is Opening Night for Twelve Angry Men at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director). Two-time Emmy winning Broadway and Television star John Wesley Shipp,currently on the CW's The Flash, plays the iconic role of Juror #8. Twelve Angry Men opens tonight at 7:00 pm and runs through Sunday, September 25 at Owens Auditorium on the campus of Sandhills Community College, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst. (more...)

DInowalrus' Madchester-y 'Fairweather' LP Now Advance Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Two days in advance of the official release, Brooklyn DIY psych-punk vets Dinowalrus are streaming their brand-new album Fairweather in full, fittingly via BrooklynVegan. (more...)

Breaking News: Barbra Streisand Will Take Concert Tour to Florida, Texas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Just announced, Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, is bringing her concert tour to three cities in Florida and one in Texas this winter. (more...)

FX Greenlights Second Seasons for New Series ATLANTA and BETTER THINGS
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

FX has renewed the acclaimed new comedy series ATLANTA and BETTER THINGS, it was announced by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. The network has ordered 10 episodes for the second season of each series. (more...)


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Sultan + Shepard Love Me Crazy (Breathe Carolina Remix) Out Now via Armada Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Following on from their latest single 'Love Me Crazy' Sultan + Shepard have revealed the remix for the track which comes from Breathe Carolina. Transforming Sultan + Shepard's original masterpiece into an all out EDM Banger, Breathe Carolina show why they're one of the hottest acts of the moment. Their rendition of 'Love Me Crazy' is absolutely stellar, spotlighting Gia's catchy vocals in a wrap of hulking synths and pounding beats. Expect to see this one hit dance floors the world over. 'Love Me Crazy' is Sultan + Shepard's latest poppy, reggae-flavored collaboration with singer-songwriter Gia. The single sees its release on Armada Music and is the first of several extraordinary creations, all to be bundled into a full-blown EP. 'Love Me Crazy' rises as Sultan + Shepard's first release on Armada Music after signing exclusively to the Amsterdam-based record company about a month ago. Before inking a deal with Armada Music, the Canadian studio magicians had already worked with the label to release 'Bring Me Back', a track made in collaboration with singer-songwriter Kreesha Turner and put out in September 2015. 'Bring Me Back' was recently remixed by fellow Canadian artist Guilty Pleasure, which was also released on Armada Music. Sultan + Shepard formed in 2010, after which their solid in-studio output and vibrant on-stage performances gained them international recognition. In the past five years, Sultan + Shepard worked with and/or remixed tunes from far-famed artists such as Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Tiësto, Lady Gaga, Nelly Furtado, Coldplay, Madonna, and more. In 2013, their remix of Bruno Mars' 'Locked Out Of Heaven' earned them a Grammy® nomination. (more...)

BWW Review: BUNNY at the Stratford Festival is a Thing of Beauty
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 18, 2016

Hannah Moscovitch's BUNNY is enjoying its World Premiere at the Stratford Festival's Studio Theatre this season. The performance that I attended was completely sold out, so it appears that audiences are enjoying it too! Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley, with Design by Michael Gianfrancesco, this play will be a unique experience from the get-go. The intimacy of the Studio Theatre has the audience very present and engaged at the beginning, and the beauty and originality of the play maintains that engagement throughout. (more...)

Cenango River Theatre Presents TAKING SIDES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Presented for the first time in the Southern Tier, Chenango River Theatre's final show of their 10th season features the regional premiere of Taking Sides, a provocative 1995 Holocaust drama written by Ronald Harwood (Academy-Award winning writer ofThe Pianist and The Dresser).  Set in the ruins of post-war Berlin and loosely based onworld famous German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler's own diaries, this provocative drama explores Furtwangler's possible complicity in Nazi war crimes. (more...)

Olivier-Nominated POTTED PANTO is Back in the West End - 7 pantos in 80 mins at the Garrick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Potted Panto, the spectacularly funny Olivier-nominated show, that crams seven pantomimes into just 80 minutes, is to return to the West End for a fourth festive season of silliness. (more...)

Secret Theatre Returns to East London
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Secret Studio Lab returns after sold out immersive productions of SE7EN in Hong Kong and a secret Tarantino Adaptation this summer in London, both adapted and directed by Richard Crawford. (more...)

The McKittrick's Supercinema Parties to Channel CLUE, Tim Burton & MOULIN ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

New York's most dynamic dance party, Supercinema, announces its next wave of film-inspired costume parties hosted by The McKittrick Hotel (530 W 27th Street, New York, NY), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More. (more...)

Graciana del Castillo Releases GUILTY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Graciana del Castillo, a renowned academic and a former senior economist in the Cabinet of the UN Secretary-General, has published 'the most exciting book of the decade showing how sustainable growth rather than war is the answer to extremism, insurgency and poverty.' 'Guilty Party: The International Community in Afghanistan' (published by Xlibris) is essential reading to understand what went wrong with the Afghan War and what can still be done to bring peace, stability, and prosperity to the country and region. (more...)

Kevin Duda and Christine Toy Johnson to Have Industry Presentation of New Play DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Broadway's Rebecca Baxter, Wade McCollum, Robert Sella, Jeanne Lehman and EJ Zimmerman will be featured in an industry presentation of DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS by Kevin Duda and Christine Toy Johnson in New York City on Friday, September 16, 2016. Alan Muraoka directs. (more...)

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents SCHICK MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Paul Dresher Ensemble Presents the music theater production Schick Machine September 23-25 on San Francisco's Z Space Main Stage prior to tour. Directed by Rinde Eckert virtuoso percussionist Steven Schick inhabits a fantastical stage filled with huge invented instruments and sound sculptures - including the Hurdy Grande, the Tumbler, the Field of Flowers and the Peacock (a deconstructed pipe organ). After the performance, the audience is invited onstage to engage and explore a kind of audio "maker" sound and visual domain. The production was described at its debut as 'fresh and surprising...often mind-blowing' LA Times (more...)

BWW Review: Renaissance City Theatre Brews Strong BLACK COFFEE at the Granite
by Veronica Bruscini - Sep 10, 2016

Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie's most celebrated sleuth, is on the case at Westerly's historic Granite Theatre. The Belgian detective steps into the footlights in the rarely performed BLACK COFFEE, Christie's first stage play. Renaissance City Theatre does the script full justice, delivering a well-acted, well-paced, and well-staged mystery sure to keep audiences guessing 'whodunit' until the very end. (more...)

Space 55 Announces Fall 2016 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Space 55, the home for new, innovative and affordable theater, announces its MainStage shows for the fall season.  The alternative, entertaining and cutting edge theater is located at 636 E. Pierce St, Phoenix AZ 85004.  Tickets start at $15 and are available at www.space55.org or at the door 1/2 hour prior to curtain. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Joshua Finkel of PARADE at Panic! Productions
by Cary Ginell - Aug 31, 2016

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10 on Tuesday with Emily Goldberg
by Misha Davenport - Aug 30, 2016

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Ward Thomas Release New Video for Single 'Guilty Flowers'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Ward Thomas, the UK-based twin sister duo - comprised of Lizzy and Catherine Ward Thomas - are set to release their sophomore album Cartwheels on September 2nd via a joint venture between WTW Music and Sony Music UK. (more...)

BWW Interview: Back for More- Darren Criss Reveals Details on the Return of The Great Elsie Fest!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 30, 2016

Darren Criss, the mastermind behind the event, just checked in with BroadwayWorld to chat about all things Elsie... (more...)


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BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, The reFASHIONed Theatre, Selfridges, 26 August 2016
by Gary Naylor - Aug 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious and engaging all-through production of one of Shakespeare's best loved comedies. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ludovic Morlot: the Importance of Individuality and the Heart
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2016

Grammy award winning CD project to record Dutilleux's most important symphonic works with Seattle Symphony (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere Final Installment of THE VANISHING WOMEN 8/29
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID) will premiere the sixth and final installment of the network's record-breaking series, THE VANISHING WOMEN on Monday, August 29 at 10/9c. (more...)

Vladislav Zubkis aka Steven Schwartzbard Takes Leave of Absence from Embattled Neuromama, Ltd.; Controversial Adviser Vows to Use Time Off to Investigate Daughter's Deat
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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10 on Tuesday with Caitlin Jackson
by Misha Davenport - Aug 23, 2016

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Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Unveils Discovery Program Featuring 35 Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today its Discovery programme showcasing 35 outstanding and absorbing feature films, including 16 World Premieres, by first and second time feature directors from Canada and across the globe, sponsored by Dropbox. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With BURNING BRIDGES at Theatre 503
by Nora Dominick - Aug 23, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Sally Knyvette and Theatre 503's production of BURNING BRIDGES, and BroadwayWorld has your first look! Check out all the photos from inside the rehearsal room below! (more...)

NSYNC & Backstreet Boys Creator Lou Pearlman Dies at Age 62; Timberlake & More React
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Lou Pearlman, the producer responsible for creating two of the biggest boy bands in the 1990's, Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, died in prison on Friday, August 19th while serving a 25-year sentence (more...)

BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 22, 2016

Collecting premieres around the world since 1971, when it reached Broadway, the classical musical comedy by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, based on the parables of the Gospel of St. Matthew, is back to Sao Paulo with a new look, directed by Dagoberto Feliz (more...)

Legendary Singer/Songwriter Barry Gibb to Release First Solo Album 'In The Now' ft New Material, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Columbia Records has announced legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb will release his first solo album involving new material, In The Now, on October 7. (more...)

CBS's 48 HOURS to Mark 30th Anniversary of 'Preppy Killer' Murder Case, 8/20
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Robert Champers spoke to Troy Roberts for 48 HOURS, in what remains his only interview, which is featured in an updated encore of “The Preppy Killer” to be broadcast August 20, 2016 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, August 20, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Steven Pasquale, Laverne Cox Star in New CBS Drama DOUBT
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The new drama series DOUBT (To premiere during the 2016-2017 season) starring Steven Pasquale (BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, Laverne Cox (FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW) and Katherine Heigl (KNOCKED UP) is heading to CBS for the 2016-17 season. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with Colin Funk
by Misha Davenport - Aug 16, 2016

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Avon Players to Launch New Season with ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Avon Players will aim its spotlights squarely at some of the darker corners of American history as they present Stephen Sondheim's bold musical examination of the murderous mindset, Assassins, running September 9-24. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Delivers on Dark Humor
by Katherine Waddell - Aug 15, 2016

If you're looking for a hilarious comedy that makes you feel borderline Guilty for laughing, look no further than The Cripple of Inishmaan, which opened this weekend at the South Bend Civic Theatre. (more...)

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret Celebrates 3rd Anniversary at Under St. Marks 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Ten-Foot Rat Cabaret is proud to announce its Third Anniversary Show! The show that brought you such luminaries as Anthony Atamanuik (30 Rock, Trump Dump, Trump vs Bernie London Debate), Reformed Whores (opening act for Alice Cooper, Weird Al Yankovic), Taradise (2014 Burlesque Idol Award winner) and Dwayne Hill (Mean Girls) celebrates its 3rd anniversary with a very special edition on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: BIOGRAPHY: A GAME Presents A Fascinating Premise
by Barry Lenny - Aug 12, 2016

Biography: A Game is the latest production at that very busy venue, the Bakehouse Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SARASOTA BALLET Celebrates Sir Frederick Ashton's Legacy
by Christina Pandolfi - Aug 11, 2016

An air of bravura swirled through the Joyce Theatre on the evening of Tuesday, August 9th 2016 as The Sarasota Ballet premiered its 26th season with 'A Knight of the British Ballet,' the company's love letter to famed choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton. Led by director,Ian Webb, the company prepared a six-excerpt tribute spanning Ashton's works from 1947- 1978. From the very start, the dancers' precision and commitment to the movement was unwavering. (more...)

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Lighting Designer James Farncombe Talks Opera, LED and Experimentation
by Marianka Swain - Aug 11, 2016

Our new series, LET THERE BE LIGHT, focuses on some of Britain's finest theatrical lightning designers. First up is James Farncombe, whose projects range from plays at venues like the Royal Court, Young Vic and Donmar to a variety of opera and ballet productions. He received an Olivier Award nomination earlier this year for his work on the National Theatre's smash hit People, Places and Things. (more...)

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