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Casting Announced for the JMK Award-Winning Production of THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Casting announced today: Gbolahan Obisesan as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and  RonkeAdekolejo as Camae. (more...)

Beastie Boys' 'Licensed To Ill' Special 30th Anniversary Edition Vinyl Reissue Available 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The 30th Anniversary LP edition of Beastie Boys' debut album Licensed To Ill will be released on October 14, 2016.This special reissue was cut from the original production masters and is presented on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl. (more...)

BWW Interview: Von Stade, Aldrich Sing Out on Heggie's 'Great Scott' - Part 1
by Erica Miner - May 4, 2016

I caught up with stars Kate Aldrich and Frederica von Stade at the SDO offices downtown (more...)

Spartan Bioscience Unveils the World's Smallest DNA-testing Device
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

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BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

BARBARA PORTEUS To Reprise Critically Acclaimed 2013 Show UP ON THE ROOF in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series, 6/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Back in early 2013, veteran cabaret performer and actress Barbara Porteus presented a show at Don't Tell Mama called Up On The Roof, a celebratory recollection of her youth through adulthood, while spanning 40 years of pop music including Carol King and Joni Mitchell to John Mayer and Adelle. Three years later, Porteus is bringing back Up On The Roof to the Metropolitan Room as the June 2016 installment of Producer Stephen Hanks' monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). Porteus' all-strings band features Award-winning Jack Cavari as Musical Director, arranger, and lead guitarist, with Larry Saltzman on guitar and Zev Katz on bass. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Michael Williams
by Caroline Sposto - May 3, 2016

Next week the Memphis Orpheum will teem with gun-toting lugs in pinstripes and leggy Jazz Age chorines as BULLETS OVER BROADWAY takes the stage. This roaring twenties crime comedy, based on Woody Allen's 1994 film by the same title was transformed for the stage with Susan Stroman's guidance. In Allen's film, the lead character, David Shayne, was played by John Cusack. In this stage version, a young actor named Michael Williams inhabits the role. (more...)

ECLIPSED's Danai Gurira Advises Young Female Artists To 'Go Where You Are Loved'
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Tony-nominated playwright addresses the emerging female artists who will follow her. (more...)

Independent Shakespeare Co. to Present RICHARD III & THE TEMPEST as Part of Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. (ISC) is thrilled to return to the Old Zoo to celebrate the 13th year of presenting FREE Shakespeare in Los Angeles Parks for its 2016 season of its GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. This year ISC will present, for the first time in Griffith Park, two can't miss summertime experiences by William Shakespeare: RICHARD III, directed by Melissa Chalsma, with performances June 25 - July 24 and THE TEMPEST, directed by Matthew Earnest, with performances July 30 - September 4. (more...)

Critically Praised Film DADDY DON'T GO to Debut on Vimeo This Father's Day
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2016

Pureland Pictures announced today that they will be debuting the critically praised DOC NYC hit DADDY DON'T GO, exclusively for a limited time, on Vimeo, starting this Father's Day, June 19th, 2016 (more...)

Pureland Pictures to Debut DADDY DON'T GO on Vimeo on Father's Day
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Pureland Pictures announced today that they will be debuting the critically praised DOC NYC hit DADDY DON'T GO, exclusively for a limited time, on Vimeo, starting this Father's Day, June 19th, 2016: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/daddydontgo. (more...)

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Launches New Limited Time Offer Featuring Pulled Pork Street Tacos
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

After tremendous success with Pulled Pork Sliders, the first LTO launched in two years, Dickey's Barbecue Pit has announced its newest limited time offer, Pulled Pork Street Tacos. This gluten-free offering includes Dickey's signature pulled pork with coleslaw and spicy barbecue sauce, packed into a traditional Mexican-style street taco with two four-inch corn tortillas to hold it all together. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Talks Cancer Battle; Returning to the Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Javier Muñoz, who once a week portrays the title role in the hit Broadway musical Hamilton, opened up to PEOPLE about his recent cancer diagnosis, enduring chemotherapy treatments and his new outlook on life. (more...)

BWW Review: FULLY COMMITTED at Irish Classical Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Mar 25, 2016

Imagine a day at the office when no one else shows up but you. Well this underground office takes the reservations for an upscale Manhattan restaurant and the frenetic, frenzied and fast paced hijinks that ensue make up the delightful comedy FULLY COMMITTED playing at Irish Classical Theatre. (more...)

BWW Recap: All Right Stop, Hold a Debate and Listen on SCANDAL
by Jennifer McHugh - Mar 25, 2016

Oh good… more debates. Art is (over) imitating life on SCANDAL as Sally Langston prepares to hold the first Republican Debate between Hollis Drumpf Doyle, Mellie Grant and VP Susan Ross. (more...)

VIDEO: Sonika Belts Out 'Let It Go'; LaPorsha Brings J-Lo to Tears on AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

On last night's AMERICAN IDOL, contestant Sonikda Vaid Sonika couldn't hold it back anymore, belting out Demi Lovato's version of 'Let It Go'. (more...)

Real Housewives' Kandi Burruss Gets Real About Tackling New Baby on Today's DR. OZ
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Real Housewives' Kandi Burruss sits down with Dr. Oz today, Tuesday March 15th to talk about her new baby, her marriage and her body. (more...)

Dragon Theatre to Open 2nd Stages Series with TOO MUCH, TOO MUCH, TOO MANY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Written by up and coming playwright Meghan Kennedy, Too Much, Too Much, Too Many is a look at two women who are grieving the loss of a loved one. More than six months ago Rose (played by Mary Price Moore) lost her husband James (played by W. Scott Whisler) of more than 40 years. She locks herself in her bedroom and refuses to leave it. Her daughter Emma (played by Kelly Battcher) becomes her mother's caregiver and invites the local pastor (played by Felix Abador) to the house to talk to Rose. (more...)

Hays Japan-Decoding What It Takes to Become a CIO in Asia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

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Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present REEFER MADNESS this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reefer Madness: The Musical, a song-and-dance-and-zombies parody of the 1930s anti-marijuana propaganda film, moves this summer from the theater world's fringes to the Seacoast Repertory Theatre's main stage. (more...)

Internet Marketing Company, fishbat, Reveals the Power of Visuals When Building a Brand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

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BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES a Hit Out of The Park
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 7, 2016

Baseball players doing pirouettes is not a typical pregame warm-up many major leaguers have, but that certainly doesn't stop the cast of Pittsburgh CLO's Damn Yankees from dancing their shoes off from left field to right, or rather, stage left to right. With bats in hand and led by a headstrong female reporter, the men of the Washington Senators deliver a power-packed, energized dance routine in 'Shoeless Joe' that reflects the charisma and passion displayed throughout the entire show. (more...)

OWN Announces August 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced August 2016 programming highlights, including new series and seasons and returning series and seasons. (more...)

Meet the Sommelier: Nancy O'Connell WINECRASHER Wine Director and Co-founder
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 13, 2016

We interviewed Nancy O'Connell, the Wine Director and Co-founder of Winecrasher. (more...)

Roy Clark, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Set for REFLECTIONS This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Summer is here, and Reflections - the weekly interview program hosted by Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame member Keith Bilbrey promises to deliver a lineup as hot as the weather outside, with a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as two acts that are celebrating unique milestones in 2016. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: DISGRACED and VIOLET Kick Off 2016 Strongly in Boston
by Jan Nargi - Jan 31, 2016

DISGRACED and VIOLET heat up the winter with power and grace as the Huntington Theatre Company and SpeakEasy Stage enter the second half of their 2015-2016 seasons with winners. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lucy Kay, The Narrator For JOSEPH UK Tour!
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 25, 2016

We talk to Britain's Got Talent's Lucy Kay about taking on the role of the Narrator in the new UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, alongside Joe McElderry! (more...)

OWN Network Orders Additional Episodes of LIVIN LOZADA & FLEX & SHANICE
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today that it has ordered eight additional episodes of the network's popular Saturday night freshman docu-series “Livin' Lozada” featuring reality star Evelyn Lozada (more...)

Mercury Marine Announces New SePro FourStroke Engines
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

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NACDS Members Evaluating Medicaid AMP Rule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

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Armin van Buuren 'A State Of Trance Year Mix 2015' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Armin van Buuren is the GRAMMY nominated electronic dance music DJ and producer who hosts the enormously popular 'A State Of Trance' (ASOT) weekly radio show, heard by over 37 million listeners each week via 118 radio stations in 84 countries. (more...)

MP Michael Phelps and Aqua Sphere Announce New MP Swim Gear
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

VISTA, Calif., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Since the launch of the MP brand earlier this year with the XPRESSO competitive suit, Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all-time, Bob Bowman, head men's swimming coach for the 2016 U.S. Olympic team and Arizona State University head coach, and Aqua Sphere, the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness swimming and triathlons, have collaborated to design an expanded line of premier competitive swim gear and training equipment. (more...)

BWW Review: NINA FOREVER Heralds New Directors, the Blaines
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 9, 2016

New girlfriend meets dead one in a black comedy that introduces a new directorial duo, the Blaine Brothers (more...)

Songstress Tessanne Chin Drops New Single 'Love Suicide'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Tessanne Chin's latest single, “Love Suicide,” is a sweeping, soulful ballad of reckless affection. The single captures the essence of finding love so powerful that it is all together consuming and exhilarating. “Love Suicide,” released on her own imprint Chinita Entertainment, is now available on iTunes for pre-sale. (more...)

This Dancer's Life: EVERETT TARLTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 4, 2016

Make no mistake about it: There is absolutely no way to avoid instantly liking Everett Tarlton - it's useless to even try. In fact, resistance is futile. The boy possesses so much innate charm that anyone - whether you're a director, a choreographer, an actor or even a critic - simply cannot resist him. And audiences? Those poor souls have no hope whatsoever. (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Returns to Jersey for Truffle Butter, & More, on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Feb 3, 2016

Welcome back, YOUNGER-ians! (What do you think? Yay or nay on the fan name?) Glad you decided to join us for this week's recap of Liza's shenanigans.  Last week, we were introduced to Queen Bee Jade Winslow, who's supposedly writing the first book for Kelsey's new imprint. This week, we get a glimpse into how those developments have furthered, how Jade's coming along with her masterpiece tell-all, and how Kelsey's trying to hold it all together dealing with her author's horrible personality. But… that's all in due time. We don't actually open with that.  (more...)

Disney Pursuing Emily Blunt for Rob Marshall-Helmed MARY POPPINS Sequel
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 18, 2016

INTO THE WOODS star Emily Blunt may re-team with Disney once more. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere Season 2 of INSANE POOLS: OFF THE DEEP END, 2/26
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Many professionals can build a pool, but it takes the brilliance of award-winning mastermind Lucas Congdon to create an aquatic masterpiece. (more...)

The Geffen Playhouse: Twenty Years Of Serious Theater Presented With A Hollywood Sheen
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2016

The Los Angeles theatre that carries David Geffen's name serves its community as well as emerging playwrights. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Kieran Hodgson
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 2, 2016

BWW speaks to Kieran Hodgson ahead of his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Maestro. (more...)

BWW Review: Carly Mensch's NOW CIRCA THEN at the Silver Meteor Gallery
by Peter Nason - Aug 12, 2016

The talents of Nick Hoop and Marlene Peralta are showcased in this comedy-drama. (more...)

George L. Proferes Releases THE WIDOW'S ROSE GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

George L. Proferes, an avid baseball fan and dedicated author, has completed his new book 'The Widow's Rose Garden': a riveting nail bitter sure to capture the readers interest and hold it hostage up to the last page. (more...)

Bellamy Brothers to Talk 40th Anniversary on New Episode of REFLECTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Iconic duo and international sensation, the Bellamy Brothers, will appear on an all-new episode of “Reflections” after returning from their sold-out European tour. “Reflections” airs on The Heartland Network Thursdays 8/7c (6 p.m. CST on WSMV 4.2 in Nashville) and Saturdays 4/3c. Click here to find your local channel. (more...)

GOD'S LOVE WE DELIVER Benefit, Honoring Joan Rivers, Set for The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Some of New York's top cabaret singers are putting on a show to raise money for God's Love We Deliver, the New York metropolitan area's leading provider of life-sustaining meals and nutrition counseling for people living with severe illnesses, in honor of the late Joan Rivers. (more...)

BWW Review: Annex's PUNY HUMANS Drones on with Not Much to Say
by Jay Irwin - Apr 25, 2016

Slice of life plays, like "Puny Humans" currently playing at Annex Theatre, are difficult at best especially when focusing on one specific sub-culture such as Comic-Con attendees. You need something new to say about your subjects, you need to make your subjects empathetic and you need an over-arching reason for us to be looking at this particular slice of life. Unfortunately writers Bret Fetzer and Keiko Green fail at all three of those elements making their 2 hour and 45 minute show (yeah, you heard me) drone on. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 5: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Apr 20, 2016

In 1965, my sisters and I auditioned for summer stock productions of Annie Get Your Gun, Gypsy and Finian's Rainbow being done at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. In true Baby June fashion, I belted out .. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Friday, May 6, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, airing on THE CW on Friday, May 6, 2016! (more...)

Facebook's A.I. Looks Beyond Facial Recognition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

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truTV Announces April 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Tuesday, April 5 HACK MY LIFE – New Episode – Tuesday, April 5, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT Hacks for Work and Play: Brooke and Kevin discover the best – and most unconventional (more...)

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