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FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE to Celebrate 2017 at LA Zoo Lights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

FAMILY NEW YEAR'S EVE at L.A. Zoo Lights celebrates the coming of 2017 with an evening of Holiday fun on Saturday, December 31, 6 to 10 pm. (more...)

Inaugural Year-End White Sale Is Underway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This Holiday shopping season, backwingstore.com, Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group's direct-to-consumer sales site, is conducting its first year-end white sale! (more...)

BWW Review: PENTATONIX WORLD TOUR at American Airlines Center
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 7, 2016

In August 2015, the a cappella group Pentatonix visited Dallas as an opening act for superstar Kelly Clarkson, although which act received more vocal support is certainly up for discussion. Fast-forward a year later, and the popular group just made a return stop in town - only this time, they were the headliner of an epic evening at the massive American Airlines Center. (more...)

BWW Review: TheatreWorks Revives an Excellent DADDY LONG LEGS
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 7, 2016

Like many, I was introduced to the charms of Daddy Long Legs when the show recently became the first Off-Broadway production to stream a performance live on the Internet. Bay Area audiences may have an advantage on the rest of the world, though, as the show had its origins at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. The company is no stranger to Paul Gordon musicals, having given us an excellent revival of Emma as recent as last December. But Daddy Long Legs is perhaps the most fully realized of Gordon's works, exhibiting both his propensity for story-driven songs and some of his most exquisite ballads and duets. (more...)

Photo Flash: See the Magic of Roald Dahl's WILLY WONKA at NextStop Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Each Holiday season, NextStop Theatre Company produces a community outreach show featuring a cast of local students who are given the opportunity to work alongside actors, directors, and designers from NextStop's professional company. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NUTCRACKER at Kansas City Ballet
by Alan Portner - Dec 7, 2016

Lavish settings and sumptuous music frame classic story (more...)

Ailey's Five Week Holiday Season Continues
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's five-week engagement at New York City Center continues this week with the world premiere of MacArthur "Genius" Kyle Abraham's Untitled America on Wednesday, December 7th. (more...)

Young People's Chorus Of NYC Celebrates Holidays With December Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The award-winning Young People's Chorus of New York City brightens the Holiday season with multiple concerts across New York City. This Sunday, December 11 all YPC choral divisions, with singers ranging from 7 to 18 years of age, will perform in two winter concert performances at the 92nd Street Y at 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. YPC's annual winter concert is one of New York City's most joyful events of the season, with YPC's choristers singing Holiday favorites and songs of the season from all over the world. (more...)

Klick Hired to Rebrand Santa in Satirical New Holiday Video
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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Food Hacks and Tips for a Less Stressful Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Stressing over food planning for the Holidays? Chill! The frozen and dairy aisles of your local grocery stores are full of hacks, shortcuts and Holiday helpers to make preparations easier, less stressful, and more enjoyable for Holiday events, family gatherings and even unexpected guests. (more...)

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

(NASDAQ:AMZN) - Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2016, best-selling Kids & Teens books of 2016, as well as the Most Gifted and Most Wished For books of the year-just in time for Holiday gifting. The best-selling book of the year is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany followed by When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also the best-selling book in the Kids & Teens category and Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney is number two. Rowling's bestseller also tops the lists for both the Most Gifted and Most Wished For book of the year, confirming that Harry Potter continues to be a favorite for readers across genres. The best-selling book lists are first editions published in 2016 comprising both print and Kindle purchases. To see the full top 100 list of Amazon's best-selling print and Kindle books of 2016, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2016. (more...)

Dickey's Barbecue Pit's Big Yellow Cup Holiday Social Media Contest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is celebrating the Holidays with a Big Yellow Cup social media contest! For the first three weeks of the month of December Dickey's guests will have the opportunity to win a $25 gift card or Pit Master Pack, and one lucky guest will win a Holiday Feast with Dickey's newest addition, prime rib. (more...)

Celestial Seasonings' Shares the Magic of the Season With Free Holiday Tea Program!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Celestial Seasonings, a brand of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (HAIN) and a specialty tea leader in North America for nearly 50 years, invites tea-lovers to celebrate the magic of the season with a free Candy Cane Lane Holiday Tea sample program on Facebook. (more...)

New Singles from LA Based Artists Tyler Hilton and Olivia May
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

With new single 'Next to You' released next week, Tyler Hilton has made his first appearance in American television drama Pitch. (more...)

Born Cages Releases 'Ain't Gonna Happen', Lead Single Off Forthcoming EP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

It's no easy feat to emerge as one of the brightest and buzz-worthy acts on NYC's indie music scene, but Born Cages makes it look natural. The synth-rock trio returns with 'Ain't Gonna Happen', lead single off its forthcoming EP Exit Signs in a Burning Building, due out April 2017. (more...)

Legendary Country Group Shenandoah Announces 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Legendary country group Shenandoah will hit the tour trail in 2017 to commemorate 30 years of their classic sound. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Stages continues its Holiday tradition with the world premiere of PANTO WONDERFUL WIZARD. Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion as they skip down the Yellow Brick Road in search of the way home. This is the ninth British pantomime that Stages has produced, and the eighth to receive its world premiere at Stages during the Holiday season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

You'll 'Dye' Laughing! SHEAR MADNESS to Open Beef & Boards' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre opens its 44th Season on Dec. 29 with the Indiana debut of Shear Madness, the first of four new shows on its stage in 2017. (more...)

Beef & Boards' 2017 Season to Feature Four Shows New to Its Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

There's more to be seen in 2017 as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents four new shows to its stage for its 44th Season. Plus, a musical theatre classic returns after 20 years, two beloved stories are revisited, and the year is capped off with the silver anniversary of Beef & Boards' own Holiday production. (more...)

Blake Shelton, Pentatonix & More Set for NBC'S NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH CARSON DALY
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

NBC will celebrate the new year with NBC'S NEW YEAR'S EVE WITH CARSON DALY, set for Saturday, Dec. 31 and live from Times Square in New York (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be presenting the annual family Holiday tradition, Home for the Holidays, on Saturday, December 17 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 18 at 3:00pm at the Tivoli Theatre. (more...)

This Season's Most Controversial Holiday Card Game -- Santa VS Jesus -- Is Now Available In The States
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Benjamin T. Ismail in THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris returns to Capital Stage with Benjamin T. Ismail as Crumpet The Elf! Recommended for mature elves only, this play takes you to the retail heart of the Holidays through Macy's Herald Square Santaland Display and skewers it with the kind of candid wit any adult will appreciate. Shannon Mahoney (In the Next Room, Clybourne Park, Maple & Vine) will direct this year's Holiday romp with a Press Opening on Friday, December 9, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Ismail in character! (more...)

USA Rings in the Holidays with WWE Airing Special Programming Week of 12/12
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

USA Network will kick off the Holidays beginning Monday, December 12, with WWE Holiday WEEK. In addition to regularly scheduled live WWE events, USA will feature movies starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and the 14th annual WWE'S TRIBUTE TO THE TROOPS – a special that honors our servicemen and women and celebrates their dedication and commitment to our country.  (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Releases Official Trailer for MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

MADONNA's highly-anticipated concert film, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will premiere this Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME, on-air, on demand and over the internet (more...)

Dumpstaphunk, Henhouse NYE, Bawdy Stories, Dirtwire and More at Martyrs'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

See what's going on this week at Martys'! (more...)

Colman Domingo's New Holiday Comedy DOT Opens Tonight at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

After its hit premiere at the Humana Festival of New Plays and a critically lauded Off Broadway production, playwright and actor Colman Domingo's comedy-drama DOT will open to audiences in Baltimore at Everyman Theatre. (more...)

Bag&Baggage Presents PARFUMERIE, The Play That Inspired SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Hungarian play that inspired a trio of iconic films and a massive Broadway smash comes to Hillsboro for an Oregon premiere this Holiday season. Bag&Baggage Productions, Hillsboro's resident professional theatre, presents Parfumerie, adapted by EP Dowdall from the Hungarian play Illatzzertar by Miklos Laszlo, now through December 23rd at The Venetian Theatre. (more...)

English Dub Of 'Dragon Ball Super' Hit Anime Series To Premiere On Adult Swim's Toonami January 7, 2017 At 8 p.m. And 11:30 p.m. ET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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South Dakota Symphony Orchestra to Bring Cheer with Three Holiday Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) celebrates the Holidays in big ways-this year performing three different concerts within one week. Music plays a large part in making the season special, and that means it's the busiest time of year for musicians. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Hold A Special Talkback with Tevye and His Daughters 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Next Thursday, December 15th, bring your dad or daughter to come see Fiddler on the Roof, and stay afterwards for a special post-show talkback with Tevye (Danny Burstein) and his daughters (Alexandra Silber, Samantha Massell, Jenny Rose Baker and Nerghiz Sarki).  All ages are welcome! Come enjoy a special night full of tradition, love, and, of course, family, with the stars ofFiddler on the Roof before they take their final bow on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m, (more...)

BookVenture Announces Big Discounts For Publicity Promo
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

BookVenture Publishing LLC is offering a 25% discount on selected Publicity services in its Flurry of Discounts Promo. The self-publishing company is inviting authors to spread the Christmas cheer by sharing their story through a publicity campaign. The Flurry of Discounts promo marks down prices on various publicity services that are guaranteed to build hype around the author's work. And this is also an opportunity for them to get their hands on a bulk of print materials like bookmarks and posters at an affordable rate, and distribute those to further promote their work. BookVenture is encouraging authors to take advantage of this publicity deal to spread the word about their work this Holiday season. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU to Play The Henegar Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Henegar Center announced casting for It Shoulda Been You, a musical comedy. Under the direction of Hank Rion, It Shoulda Been You will play January 13 - 29, 2017 on The Henegar Center main stage. (more...)

Vintage Theatre Presents JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Vintage Theatre presents 'Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol' December 2 through 23 at Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. with additional performances on Monday, December 12, Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15-$30, and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830.  (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...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Songs That Sum Up the Holiday Season
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Dec 7, 2016

Merry December, Drama Kids! This is the month in which we replace our mugs of throat coat with mugs of hot chocolate and sit in Holiday Cabaret techs for hours. Our celebrations are particularly shiny this time of year-so here comes a Songs That Sum Up With Lots of Tinsel. (more...)

New Music Series at California Stage Mixes New Jazz and Old Classics
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Come join California Stage as we celebrate the Holiday season with Casey Lipka presenting Classical Revolution! and friends. On December 11th, from 4pm-6pm, take a much needed rest from the rush of Holiday shopping in Midtown as you relax to the sweetness of the strings and voices performing classical sounds and jazz love songs. (more...)

Go, Go, Go Get the Remaining Tickets to 'JOSEPH...' at The Duluth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Playhouse's bold and modern Holiday production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is virtually sold out, minus a few performances where single seat availability remains. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rudolph Meets HAMILTON in New Holiday a Cappella Spoof
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2016

A cappella group Eclipse 6 has just thrown their hat into the ring of Hamilton spin-offs and parodies with a timely Rudolph-themed spoof, 'Hamildolph (An American Christmas Story),' featuring new lyrics to 'Alexander Hamilton' and 'Right-Hand Man' from the hit Broadway musical. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: Everyone Gets A Present Courtesy of A CHRISTMAS STORY at Hippodrome
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Dec 7, 2016

All the elements you want to see - the narration by Jean Shepherd, the Major Award, the flagpole (pictured above), the slugfest with Scut Farkas, the dogs in the kitchen, the Chinese dinner, and every repetition of 'You'll shoot your eye out!' are there, none the worse for your expecting them. The new material does no damage to the original components. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - All New TBS & TNT Holiday Special SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol
by - Dec 7, 2016

This Holiday season, Turner's TBS & TNT are going to turn the Christmas spirit on full blast with SURPRISE! Instant Xmas Carol, an all-new music special that puts a unique twist on the caroling tradition. (more...)

Millburn-Short Hills Arts Center to Show Juried Exhibition at MPAC This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Millburn-Short Hills Arts Center (MSHAC) will present a juried exhibition consisting of a variety of fine art works including paintings, drawings, photography, collage and 3D at the Mayo Performing Arts Center Art Upstairs Gallery, December 7, 2016-January 16, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: NBC Promos Next Live Musical BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Jennifer Lopez
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

NBC released a first promo for its next live musical BYE BYE BIRDIE during tonight's broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Check it out below! (more...)

Digi-Wish Sweepstakes Gets Digi-Key, Social Media Followers into the Holiday Spirit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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BWW Preview: THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER at NJPAC 12/17 with Special Guest Kurtis Blow
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 7, 2016

'The Hip Hop Nutcracker,' a contemporary dance spectacle will be on the NJPAC stage on Saturday, December 17th at 3:00. (more...)

Sydney Festival to Expand Free Offerings in New Spaces & Places
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Sydney Festival prides itself on the accessibility of its events. Inclusive programming, affordable ticketing options and a broad range of free events have ensured that Sydney Festival is open to all. For over forty years, Sydney Festival's audacious programming has appealed to both new and loyal attendees and provided audiences with the opportunity to see the very best local and international performing arts. (more...)

Hawai'i Symphony Presents HOLIDAY POPS, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Enjoy a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the Holidays with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at its annual Holiday Pops concert, featuring Maestro Rob Fisher and Grammy-nominated vocalist Natalie Ai Kamauu, at 4 pm on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

Adelphi Orchestra to Perform in 19th Annual Production of JulieDance Nutcracker with the Donetsk Ballet of the Ukraine
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Does dance exist without music?  German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's famous words "those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music" begs the age-old question.   (more...)

BWW Review: MCT's LOBBY HERO Pursues Relevant Ethical Questions through Bright Comedy
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 7, 2016

A late night, New York lobby, courtesy of Scenic Designer Stephen Hudson-Mairet, features one security guard and his captain supervisor who delve into current moral dilemmas during Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's Lobby Hero. Director C. Michael Wright challenges his audience through witty humor and gender controversy from Kenneth Lonergan's play underscoring a women cop working in a man's world--and a male cop working the system and also trying to achieve heroic glory. (more...)

BWW TV: Abracadabra- They've Reappeared! THE ILLUSIONISTS Preview Their Broadway Return!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 7, 2016

The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century returns to Broadway for the third consecutive Holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. (more...)

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