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A woman on the brink of turning 50 discovers the Red Hat Society and learns the joys of fun and friendship after 50.


Ritz Debuts Two Tracker EP 'Daydream' on Piston Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Portuguese producer Ricardo Cardoso aka Ritz debuts on Piston Recordings with the tantalizingly seductive two tracker entitled Daydream EP. (more...)

Old City District Debuts Historic Holiday Nights Every Thursday in December at 45 Restaurants and Retailers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the season along America's most historic square mile with Historic Holiday Nights in Old City, presented by VISIT PHILADELPHIA® and Old City District.  (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

BWW Review: REP's 'A Little Princess' Pulls Out All The Stops
by Robert Encila - Nov 29, 2016

Repertory Philippines' (REP) 49th season culminates with a musical adaptation of A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1905 children's novel. Just in time for the holidays, REP's offering comes in a mixed bag of splendor and disenchantment. (more...)

BWW Preview: SANTALAND DIARIES at KC Rep Copaken Stage
by Alan Portner - Nov 28, 2016

Santa's elf speaks out on elf kingdom (more...)

Off-Broadway Hit BUYER & CELLAR Set for THIRTEEN's Theater Close-Up, 12/5
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Theater Close-Up -- the unique collaboration between THIRTEEN and the large community of New York City area Off-Broadway and regional theaters - presents Jonathan Tolins' BUYER & CELLAR, captured live on-stage at Westport Country Playhouse, Monday, December 5 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN (more...)

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into the Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 27, 2016

What do you get when you mix the dreator of James Bond, a flying car, and a country called Vulgaria? A musical with gadgets, spies, and family fun. (more...)

Curtain Up Productions and Downtown Arts Center of New Jersey to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL and A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Curtain Up Productions and the Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville, NJ  are ready to ring in the holiday season with the annual return of two special productions: A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas. Both shows, set to run from Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 18, will be performed at the South Hunterdon Regional High School Theatre located at 301 Mount Airy-Harbourton Road in Lambertville, New Jersey.  (more...)

Encuentro NYC Brings Some of the Best Colombian Musicians on One Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

ENCUENTRO NYC Colombian Music festival, founded by musicians Pablo Mayor and Anna Povich de Mayor, celebrates its 13th anniversary with a motto in mind "A Bailar!" (Let's dance). (more...)

Proceeds from New HAMILTON T-Shirt to Benefit Gilder Lehrman Institute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton and Creative Goods Merchandise LLC partner with the design firm RED for a limited edition 'History has its Eyes on You' T-shirt benefiting the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. (more...)

Nellie McKay Presents A HOLIDAY-ISH CONCERT this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Nellie McKay: A Holiday-ish Concert is a benefit for the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Proceeds raised from this benefit concert will go toward the preservation of SPSA's historic, landmarked building. Ms. McKay, with the able assistance of Alexi David on bass and Kenneth Salters on drums, will be performing seasonal songs as well as her always eclectic repertoire on Thursday, December 8 at 7:30pm. There will be antlers.  (more...)

Gadfly Offers Holiday Entertainment Alternatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

If you're looking for something queer, Pagan, or just plain "not Christmas" this December as an antidote to the cornucopia of Santa hats and live Nativities this winter, look no further than Gadfly's own headquarters, The Fox Egg Gallery on December 17th and 18th. Gadfly and its long-term non-monogamous partner The Fox Egg Gallery manage to fit something for everyone into two meaningful nights of community and connection. (more...)

Just In: James Corden to Host 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Recording Academy and CBS announced today that James Corden, the Emmy- and Tony Award-winning multi-faceted host of CBS' 'The Late Late Show With James Corden,' will host the 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, marking his first year as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night (more...)

Christmas Village Guide to 2016 Season with New Events, Carousel, Events, Lantern Parade and Vendor List
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by NRG will relocate in 2016 and transform Philadelphia's City Hall (1400 JFK Boulevard) into a traditional, open-air German Christmas Market, open daily between Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24, 2016 and Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. (more...)

Cortland Repertory Theatre Announces 2017 SUMMER Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, is announcing their 46th annual season for the summer of 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: LA SOIREE, Spiegeltent, Leicester Square, 17 November 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 18, 2016

After a successful world tour that saw over 75 artists with over 150 acts touch the hearts of more than twenty-five cities in both hemispheres, La Soiree comes back home where they started off their adventure eight years ago. The show graces the atmospheric setting of the Spiegeltent at Christmas in Leicester Square, and act after act the show is jaw-dropping. From a powerhouse singer to a trapeze artist, from a hola-hooping sensation to vaudeville slapstick comedians, you can rest assured you won't be disappointed. (more...)

PRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

When an injured reindeer appears in a young girl's backyard, it sets the stage for a story filled with heart and hope in the new stage adaptation of the film Prancer, making its world debut on The Rose stage. The show, which opens Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 18, 2016, will showcase breathtaking puppetry and a heartwarming story to bring light to the holiday season.  (more...)

BWW Review: No Humbug Here - Trinity Rep's Spirited CHRISTMAS CAROL Rings in the Season
by Veronica Bruscini - Nov 17, 2016

Every year, Trinity Repertory Company adds a new spin to its beloved adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This year's production is no exception; in fact, the 2016 Christmas Carol is one of Trinity's most unique and intriguing Yuletide offerings to date. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Paul Lightfoot
by Barnett Serchuk - Nov 17, 2016

Nederlands Dans Theater 1 returns to New York with a 2016 season that includes four U.S. premieres by Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot, Crystal Pite and Marco Goecke, running November 16 - 19, 2016 at New York City Center. Nederlands Dans Theater, under the Artistic Direction of choreographer Paul Lightfoot, is recognized as one of the world's most prolific and creative contemporary dance companies.The season features the U.S. premieres of Safe as Houses (2001) and Stop-Motion (2014), choreographed by Sol Leon and Paul Lightfoot; The Statement (2016), choreographed by Crystal Pite; and Woke up Blind (2016), choreographed by Marco Goecke. (more...)

Zooga Yoga, First Kids Yoga Franchise, Expands with South Bay Location
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Los Angeles-based Zooga Yoga, the first kids yoga franchise in the U.S., has pioneered a new generation of affordable pay-per-class programs, membership programs and school and community based enrichment programs where kids and kids at heart learn to lead healthier and happier lives through yoga and announced today, their expansion to South Bay and the grand opening of their new Culver City-based flagship location. Zooga Yoga Culver City will open at its new location on Monday, November 28 and Zooga Yoga South Bay, their first franchise location, will roll out their mats for the first time in December, 2016. (more...)

Studio C Artists and Theater Asylum/Combined Artform Presents HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Studio C Artists announces a limited run of HOMELESS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, featuring short plays, written by Craig A. Bealer, Dean Donofrio, and Pippa Hinchley, directed by John Coppola and Dean Donofrio; produced by Studio C and Theater Asylum/Combined Artform.  The show opens Friday, DECEMBER 2, 2016, continuing on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays through DECEMBER 16th. All performances start at 8:00 PM, at the Studio C Artists performance space along Theatre Row in Hollywood. (more...)

Great Lakes and USO of Illinois Families to Get Gree Performance of A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Citadel Theatre to give free, exclusive performance of A Christmas Story: The Musical to military families of the USO of Illinois  - Thursday evening - November 17  (more...)

Matan Caspi Unleashes 'Distant Muse'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

For the last number of years we have seen nothing but the very best sounds from Matan Caspi, and today is no exception. (more...)

BWW Review: Nebraska Theatre Caravan's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Lights Up the Season at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - Nov 16, 2016

Nebraska Theatre Caravan's A CHRISTMAS CAROL performed at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 15. This spectacular production of the classic is entertaining, lively and as powerful as ever.  (more...)

Feminist Grunge Punk Pioneers L7 Reveal First 'L7: Pretend We're Dead' Film Clip
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

This past Friday, fierce, feminist pioneers of American grunge punk, L7, premiered L7: Pretend We're Dead at the prestigious DOC NYC Festival. (more...)

Lee Rocker, Olivia Newton-John, MAMMA MIA & More Added to 90th Season of WOW at the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

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The Last Tuesday Society's New Year's Eve Eve Masked Ball
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Peruse the private boxes and their sinful secrets, climb high into a seedy backroom bar, marvel at the artful artisans mingling with us mere mortals and dance the year away.  (more...)

Gail Pate Releases THE LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Gail Pate has completed her new book 'The Light': a teen young adult science fiction book where the main character uncovers a mystery that sends her on a quest for answers, which will also lead her to the place where... the impossible becomes reality... courage and determination becomes fate... purpose and a sense of belonging becomes destiny. (more...)

BWW Review: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES at Center Stage Inaugurates the 2016-17 Season
by Charles Shubow - Dec 9, 2016

It's a battle of the sexes that takes place in circa 1782 France. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at ASU Gammage
by Lee Cooley - Dec 8, 2016

#MammaMia Farewell as good/better than previous national tours @ASUGammage (more...)

Prince, Beyonce & More Among Nominees for 'Hat Person Of The Year'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The voting is open for the Seventh Annual Headwear Association Hat Person of the Year. The 2016 nominees are Alicia Keyes, Beyoncé, Prince, Cam Newton, Jason Aldean and Janelle Monáe. Voting in the online global poll will close on December 10th, 2016. (more...)

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL to Play Roanoke Children's Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This holiday season, Roanoke Children's Theatre brings a fantastical, magical, musical adventure to the stage with SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Tony Rock to Host New Outrageous Game Show THE GAME OF DATING on TV One
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

TV One redefines the dating and game show genres this January with the debut of THE GAME OF DATING. (more...)

BWW Review: Audiences Completely Give Their Hearts to MKE Rep's Resplendent New A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 7, 2016

What could be a better holiday gift to Milwaukee than a World Premiere adaptation of Dickens' beloved A Christmas Carol? On Friday night, Artistic Director Mark Clements opened his resplendent adaptation for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the gorgeous Pabst Theatre. In this innovative adaptation by Clements in collaboration with a stunning artistic team, the production renewed holiday magic in the company's 41st year for the city that Clements and The Rep call home. (more...)

Short + Sweet Introduces Wayne Tunks as Festival Director at 2017 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This year the ever-expanding juggernaut of 10-minute theatre will take place in the beautifully renovated Depot Theatre, Marrickville. And taking over as festival director in 2017, is acclaimed dramatist and Short-Sweet alumnus, Wayne Tunks. (more...)

Wrangler's 'Tough Enough to Wear Pink?' Campaign Raises $25 Million for Breast Cancer Research
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ A milestone was reached Monday night at the 12 th Annual Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink? (TETWP) Night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. The grassroots cowboy campaign has exceeded the $25 million fundraising mark! (more...)

Geoff Tate, Jon B., Josh Ritter and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate, 90's R&B artist Jon B, Russian crossover artist Emin, Academy of Country Music award-winner Jack Ingram and more. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre for Community Impact: Inside Rehearsals
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Dec 5, 2016

Welcome Back! Decisions have been made and by the time you read this article we are merely days away from displaying our work and findings from the semester. Our title has been finalized as ?em-p?-th?. If you notice or it needs to be explained, this is the phonetic spelling of empathy, which has been the overall theme to our work. Our company has been hard at work in rehearsals and in the classroom. I decided to get an inside scoop from my classmates on their thoughts about the production and the class this semester as a whole. Let's get started shall we? (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Sydney Symphony Orchestra Presents A Staged Concert Version of The Gershwin's PORGY AND BESS
by Jade Kops - Dec 4, 2016

The rarely performed 1930's American Opera, PORGY AND BESS is given a Staged Concert treatment by Director Mitchell Butel with the support of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and the Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

7th Annual Jewelry Heist Fundraiser Extends at Clague Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Clague Playhouse has proven that our merchandise is a hot ticket! Due to the extraordinary response to the jewelry sale during the run of our holiday musical, Clague Playhouse will extend the length of the 7th Annual Jewelry Heist past our original dates. (more...)

Shop for the Holidays with THE GRINCH and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Old Globe has some great ideas to simplify your holiday shopping this year! Might we suggest tickets for the family to our 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a San Diego multigenerational family tradition, which runs now through December 26. (more...)

Fireworks & Guffaws! Spend New Year's Eve with On The Spot Improv at Bovine Metropolis Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Come celebrate an eventful year with improv comedy at Bovine Metropolis Theater in their annual On The Spot New Year's Eve celebration. (more...)

Holiday Round Table Luncheon is Completely Sold Out!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The  annual Holiday Round Table Luncheon on Wednesday, December 14 at noon at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel is completely  sold out. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas Concert Marks Many Firsts
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 10, 2016

Manila, Philippines--Besides being the maiden offering of Jhett Tolentino Productions Inc. (JTPI), 'A Very Broadway Christmas in Manila,' Broadway lead actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger's Christmas-themed solo concert, also opens the new venue The Globe Auditorium at Maybank Performing Arts Theatre in BGC tomorrow, December 11, at 7 p.m. (more...)

Free People to Reopen in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

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Birmingham Hippodrome Announces 12 Days of Christmas Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

With panto season just around the corner, Birmingham Hippodrome has today announced details of a new fundraising campaign which aims to raise over £12,000 to help support its growing programme of Relaxed Performances for audiences with special access needs and complex learning disabilities in 2017. (more...)

DailyCandidNews Boasts Major Story Pickup and Massive Attention on Social Media
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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BWW Review: Stoneham Theatre's Spirited MAME Just in Time for Christmas
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 1, 2016

Kathy St. George may be diminutive in stature, but she is a feisty force of nature as the title character in MAME at Stoneham Theatre. Mary Callanan returns from Broadway and national tours to play her sidekick Vera, and ten-year-old triple threat Cameron Levesque plays her precocious nephew Patrick. One of Jerry Herman's great works, MAME is a joyous celebration of living life with brio and without apologies. (more...)

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