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Michael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)

Francois Van Coke And Arno Carstens Set To Rock Carnival City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Due to public demand, rock legends Francois van Coke and Arno Carstens continue the partnership they began with the single 'Ek Weet Nie' with the rock event of the year in a special concert at Carnival City's Big Top Arena this February. (more...)

Tragically Hip-Themed Fiction Hits #1 in Canadian Short Stories, Raises Funds for Cancer Research - from David Sachs, Author
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Hip, Twisted: Illustrated stories inspired by Hip songs last week hit #1 in Amazon's Canadian short stories, and top ten among all short story collections. (more...)

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard Announce Plans for 2017 Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Olivier Awards with Mastercard, the UK's most prestigious stage Honour, have today announced exciting plans for 2017, including details of its "Be Inspired" campaign. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV.  (more...)

Katie Melua, Collabro & Josh Widdicombe Join Forces for 'SYMFUNNY NO. 2' at Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Parkinson's UK have announced that multimillion selling and award-winning recording artist Katie Melua will be performing alongside the world's most successful musical theatre group Collabro and comedian Josh Widdicombe at the Royal Albert Hall as part of Parkinson's UK presents: Symfunny No. 2 on April 19. (more...)

Richard Gere, NORMAN Screening to Open 34th Annual Miami Film Festival; Lineup Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Acclaimed box office star, producer and humanitarian Richard Gere will open the 34th edition of Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival on March 3, 2017, followed by an Opening Night Gala screening of his new film, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, directed by 2-time Oscar-nominated Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar, with the KORBEL Opening Night Party to follow at Miami's Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building. (more...)

10th Annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Dancers of Damelahamid, in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, announce the 10th annual Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, a celebration of Indigenous stories, song and dance from Canada and abroad, February 28 - March 5, 2017 at MOA's Great Hall. (more...)

Jimmy Barnes Receives Australia Day Honour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Rock icon and bestselling author, Jimmy Barnes, has today been appointed as an Officer of the General Division of the Order of Australia for 'distinguished service to the performing arts as a musician, singer and songwriter, and through support for not-for-profit organisations, particularly to children with a disability'. (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event will take place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.   (more...)

NewVoiceMedia named finalist in 2017 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

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Music Industry Legend Randy Lennox Awarded the 2017 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced that music industry veteran executive Randy Lennox will be awarded the 2017 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for his longstanding commitment to Canadian Music. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Jan 23, 2017

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

Cast Announced as John Cleese Collaborates with the Mercury Theatre Colchester in BANG BANG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

???????One of Britain's most revered comedy icons, John Cleese, will collaborate with the Mercury Theatre Colchester to bring his brand new adaption of Georges Feydeau's hysterical farce, Bang Bang, to the stage this Spring. (more...)

BWW Review: US/THEM, National Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 23, 2017

Gary Naylor sees an extraordinary hour of storytelling that releases the human spirit from its physical incarceration. (more...)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra Florida Tour Begins 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

This March, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will embark upon its first trip to the United States in more than 35 years.  The RSNO, together with Music Director Peter Oundjian and violinist Nicola Benedetti will perform throughout the state of Florida with stops in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Gainesville, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Daytona Beach. (more...)

The World Raises a Glass of Its Favourite Whisky to International Scotch Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

In Honour of Scotland's gift to the world, to the spirit that has long drawn people in through its status and style, this Friday February 10 th2017 the inaugural International Scotch Day will be celebrated worldwide. The day invites people everywhere to raise a glass of Scotch to celebrate a drink that's made to be enjoyed with good company, wherever and whenever. (more...)

The 13th Annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Wraps Up a Year Unlike Any Other
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The 13th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival took place from January 16 to February 5, 2017, in venues across Vancouver. The 2017 PuSh Festival continued to offer Vancouver audiences the best live performing arts from around the world-with works by artists and companies from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, and the U.S. More than 22,500 Vancouverites and visitors attended this year's PuSh Festival, taking in more than 200 performances and events over 21 days. (more...)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra to Embark on First U.S. Tour in More Than 35 Years
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

This March, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra will embark upon its first trip to the United States in more than 35 years.  The RSNO, together with Music Director Peter Oundjian and violinist Nicola Benedetti will perform throughout the state of Florida with stops in Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Gainesville, Fort Myers, Sarasota and Daytona Beach. (more...)

Jordan Davies to Star in Funky New Family Show SUPERBOOTY in Liverpool
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Not content with the hearty dose of humiliation he received on stage during his recent stint in panto at The Epstein Theatre, heart-throb Jordan Davies has come back to Liverpool for a second helping! (more...)

Konica Minolta Named One of Canada's 50 Best Managed IT Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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Traverse Announces New Associate Artist Gary McNair and Locker Room Talk Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Traverse Theatre is delighted to announce that award-winning playwright Gary McNair will be joining the Company as a Traverse Associate Artist. Gary joins the Company's family of Associate Artists - a group of writers and directors who work closely with the theatre, sharing and supporting its commitment to new writing and talent development. (more...)

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and Pianist Lambert Orkis to Tour the U.S., Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Globally-renowned violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and her longtime musical partner pianist Lambert Orkis give 11 performances across the United States in Spring 2017. The duo have spent nearly 30 years making music together, resulting in numerous successful Deutsche Grammophon recordings, earning Grammy® Awards, an ECHO Award, as well as a Choc de l'Année Award. The recital program will be played in seven cities including San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and Washington DC's Kennedy Center, with a program including works by Sebastian Currier – who previously wrote a number of other works for Mrs. Mutter such as Aftersong (1994) and Ringtone Variations (2013) - Mozart, Respighi, and Saint-Saëns. Mrs. Mutter concludes the tour with a four-date engagement with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Andris Nelsons, where the concert program features selections by Tchaikovsky and Nostalghia by Toru Takemitsu, which Mrs. Mutter played at her 35th Anniversary concert of her Japanese debut. (more...)

Tony Winner Mel Brooks to Be Honored With BAFTA Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will honor Mel Brooks with the Fellowship at the EE British Academy Film Awards on Sunday February 12th. (more...)

Playhouse South to present Shakespeare's TWLFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, also known as What You Will, is a comedy which centers on mistaken identity, love, and gender roles. We will be exploring these themes in the Victorian Steampunk Era, which contemporizes the show, while allowing the characters' struggles to remain relevant. (more...)

StageText Appoints Digital Accessibility Eexpert as New Chair
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Stagetext, the leading captioning and subtitling charity for the arts and cultural sectors, is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Chair of its Board of Trustees: Professor Jonathan Hassell. Professor Hassell is a globally recognised thought leader in digital inclusion and the former Head of Audience Experience and Usability at the BBC. He is the founder of Open Inclusion, an organisation providing training and consultancy on accessibility and inclusive design. (more...)

Jagriti Theatre Presents SNAPSHOTS OF A FERVID SUNRISE, Februrary 10-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Jagriti Theatre presents SNAPSHOTS OF A FERVID SUNRISE, Februrary 10-12, 2017. (more...)

Michelle Collins and Joe Coen Cast in A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Leading television and stage actress Michelle Collins is to be joined by newly announced cast member Joe Coen (Bad Jews) for the World Premiere of A Dark Night in Dalston. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress and Singer Kate Stanley Brennan Talks THE WHITE DEVIL
by Marianka Swain - Feb 5, 2017

Kate Stanley Brennan's theatre work includes Wuthering Heights at the Gate Theatre, Yerma at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Night Alive at Lyric Belfast. She's currently starring in Annie Ryan's production of Webster's The White Devil in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the evocative candlelit indoor space at Shakespeare's Globe. (more...)

Advanced Myotherapy to Launch Two New Books in Melbourne, Feb. 10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Today, Advanced Myotherapy, a multi-award-winning Melbourne-based clinic which hasdeveloped industry pioneering posture correction programs for pain-free living, has confirmed that Matthew Cleary and Leah Jade will officially launch two eagerly anticipated new publications at their well-established clinic on Friday, February 10th, 2017. The double release of, 'Heal Yourself - A Natural Path Without Medicine,' and, 'Moving Beyond Pain,' marks the duo's second dual book launch. (more...)

Shaw Festival Celebrates Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

At the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, executives of the Shaw Festival announced the financial results of the 2016 season while celebrating Jackie Maxwell's final year as artistic director. (more...)

Jagriti Theatre presents SNAPSHOTS OF A FERVID SUNRISE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Jagriti Theatre presents SNAPSHOTS OF A FERVID SUNRISE directed by Dushyanth Gunashekar. (more...)

British WWII Singer Dame Vera Lynn Turns 100 with New Decca Album
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

In celebration of British wartime songbird Dame Vera Lynn's 100th birthday on March 20th, Decca Records releases a new recording Vera Lynn 100, on March 17th. (more...)

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca'sAntigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles' Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle. (more...)

Shane Richie and Laura Whitmore to Star in Peter James Thriller NOT DEAD ENOUGH on Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Following his role in the hugely successful nationwide tour of The Perfect Murder in 2016, award-winning actor Shane Richie is set to return to the Belgrade Theatre to star as Peter James' famous literary Detective Superintendent Roy Grace alongside Laura Whitmore as Cleo Morey in Not Dead Enough. (more...)

Shoreditch Town Announces Additional Programme Of Events To Complement Philip Ridley Double-Bill
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Shoreditch Town Hall today announces a series of additional events, talks and readings running alongside its double-bill of Philip Ridley plays in its basement spaces. (more...)

bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company Presents THE LADEN TABLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"I am talking, but you don't listen. I am speaking but you don't hear me." (more...)

Global Records Announces INNA Fresh New Single 'Gimme Gimme' with Official Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

INNA has released a new single called “Gimme Gimme”. This is a fresh new song written by INNA herself with David Ciente (“Dale Papi” - Lariss), Marco & Seba (Marcel Botezan & Sebastian Barac) who composed most of INNA's biggest hits, Breyan Isaac (worked with David Guetta, FloRida, Pitbull) and Vasile Elena Luminita. (more...)

k.d. Lang's Ingénue Redux Tour to Head to Australia This July
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

TEG Dainty announced today that GRAMMY® Award winning singer songwriter k.d. lang will tour Australia in July on her Ingénue Redux Tour, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the release of her first all-original album Ingénue. (more...)

Award-Winning, One-Woman Show About Life in Mumbai's Red Light District Comes to Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) continues Borderless with Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan, an award-winning and acclaimed solo-show that portrays life in India's Red light District. (more...)

Global YouTube Sensation Dan TDM Set For North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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The Musical Stage Company Celebrates New Name; FUN HOME Canadian Premiere Headlines 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

With great pride and excitement today, Acting Up Stage Company makes a series of major announcements about a significant expansion, along with a robust 14th season, new musical development initiatives, major producing partnerships, and a brand new name and vision. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Harvey Virdi's New Play MISS MEENA AND THE MASALA QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rifco Artistic Director Pravesh Kumar today announces full casting for his production of the world premiere of Miss Meena & the Masala Queens, written by Harvey Virdi. The production opens at Watford Palace Theatre on 9 May 2017 before touring to Warwick Arts Centre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, West Yorkshire Playhouse and newly announced tour dates Greenwich Theatre and Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

CBeebies Commissions New Series 'Moon and Me' From Foundling Bird and Sutikki
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill Headed to the Strip for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra has announced the initial casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Shalom & Moira Blumenthal Productions Proudly Present the World Premiere of YOU WILL NOT PLAY WAGNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????From the producers of My Name is Asher Lev and Coming to See Aunt Sophie, Director, Moira Blumenthal and producer Shalom are proud to present the World Premiere of YOU WILL NOT PLAY WAGNER at Eternity Playhouse from 4 - 28 May 2017. (more...)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra To Celebrate 175th Anniversary At Carnegie Hall, 2/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The venerable Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, celebrating its 175th anniversary this season, returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage for three concerts, each featuring a work by Schubert, conducted by Franz Welser-Most February 24-26.  (more...)

Hot 8 Brass Band Announces New Album and Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band is set to release their fifth album, On The Spot out March 31 on Tru Thoughts, and embark on an extensive world tour including select markets in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Australasia. (more...)

London Musical Theatre Orchestra Announces HONEYMOON IN VEGAS and CANDIDE as First Shows of 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the first concerts of its 2017 season. (more...)

Rob Nagle, Nadia Bowers, Christa Scott-Reed and More Announced For New York Premiere Of CHURCH & STATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Charlotte Cohn, Brierpatch Productions, Neil Gooding Productions and SCS Innovations LLC, in association with NewYorkRep and The Telling Company, announced today the complete cast and creative team for the upcoming New York Premiere of Church & State, the critically acclaimed play by Jason Odell Williams. (more...)

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