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Dr. Merritt H Cohen Pens 'In the Eye of the Hurricane'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Merritt H Cohen, MD FACS, a doctor for 48 years, Navy veteran, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'In the Eye of the Hurricane': a gripping and potent book of fact that informs and educates the reader on past and current events. This book aims to challenge the reader not to forget past historical events. (more...)

Previews Begin Tonight for Encore Run of The Assembly's Hit Play HOME/SICK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Assembly proudly present a remount of their hit play, New York Times Critics' Pick HOME/SICK, about the radical student activist movement of the '60s, devised and written collectively, directed by 2017 Lucille Lortel Award winner Jess Chayes, and featuring the original 2011 cast and design team. HOME/SICK runs from March 9 - 25, 2017 in a limited engagement at JACK, located at 505 1/2 Waverly Avenue between Fulton St. and Atlantic Ave. in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. Previews begin March 9 for a March 11 opening. (more...)

Portland-based Rock Band Blitzen Trapper to Make Theatrical Debut with WILD AND RECKLESS at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Acclaimed Portland-based rock band Blitzen Trapper will make their foray into the world of theater with Wild and Reckless, a new concert event written and performed by the band that will have its world premiere at The Armory. The band has already recorded a limited-edition LP soundtrack for Wild and Reckless that will be available exclusively at performances. Entertainment Weekly premiered the song 'Love Live On' today, which can be heard HERE. Co-directed by The Armory's Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and Production Manager Liam Kaas-Lentz, Wild and Reckless will run on the U.S. Bank Main Stage for 28 performances. Preview performances begin March 16; the opening night/press night is March 24; and regular performances run through April 30. The band will be joined on stage by New York-based actor Laura Carbonell, making her debut at The Armory, and Portland-favorite Leif Norby. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Green Room Renovated to Honor Actress
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The family of actress Susan M. Grozier led a $40,000 campaign to renovate the Des Moines Community Playhouse's Green Room in her honor. Nearly 200 individuals and corporations from throughout the United States contributed to the campaign, including Dan Aykroyd & Donna Dixon, Jim Belushi, Better Than Ezra Foundation, and Live Nation Worldwide. Grozier's family, project donors, and volunteers will be in attendance at a dedication of the new space, 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, Mar. 9. (more...)

Axwell Ingrosso Launch Stunning New Video for 'I Love You'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Axwell / Ingrosso have released the video for their latest single 'I Love You' featuring Kid Ink. The epic, cinematic-style video follows a thriller narrative with an unexpected plot twist involving Kid Ink and three women. (more...)

Surflight Theatre Set to Reopen this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The beloved Surflight Theatre which survived 65 seasons, Hurricane Sandy and closed in early 2015 after a failed restructuring in 2013, will reopen on June 23, 2017 with the popular Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie, Tom Snow Musical Footloose. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Stages Acidic Satire THE HOUSE OF YES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

Subtitled "A Suburban Jacobean Play," MacLeod's shocking The House of Yes is most famous for being a critically acclaimed indie film starring Parker Posey. Custom Made proudly presents a new look at this modern classic. Directed by Stuart Bousel (Grey Gardens, the Musical) and featuring Caitlin Evenson, Shelley Lynn Johnson*, Elliot Lieberman, Juliana Lustenader*, and Casey Robbins. The House of Yes runs March 30 - April 29 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in San Francisco. (more...)

Photo Flash: BY THE WATER Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of By the Water, written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Cody Estle.  By the Water runs March 16 - April 23, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at 8pm.  (more...)

NOCCA to Host 'FULL STEAM AHEAD' Pop-Up Museum This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts' full-day academic program, the Academic Studio, presents Full STEAM Ahead: The NOCCA Sciences Pop-Up Museum, a morning of hands-on, interactive activities and experiments in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math for 5th - 6th grade students and their teachers that will fill Solomon Family Hall and the math/science labs in the Chevron Forum at NOCCA. The inaugural Pop-Up Museum is designed to help youth explore the fun, beauty and creativity in math and science! (more...)

BWW World Premiere Exclusive: First Listen to Barry Manilow's 'Coney Island' from THIS IS MY TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

This Is My Town: Songs of New York is the album Barry Manilow was born to make. A native New Yorker, Barry's been in love with the rhythms, melodies and music of the Big Apple since childhood. Now, with the release of his new album, out on April 21 on Verve Label Group, he's 'saying thanks to the city for giving me my ambition, my sense of humor and my decency' with a thematic song-cycle celebrating his home town. Below, BroadwayWorld has a world-premiere exclusive first listen to 'Coney Island'! (more...)

DIY Network Announces 2017 Programming Roster Featuring New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Home improvement powerhouse DIY Network, which delivered its highest-rated and most-watched year ever among primetime viewers A25-54 and W25-54 in 2016, is loading in 301 hours of new original programming in 2017, including 12 new series, 27 returning favorites and 22 one-hour specials. (more...)

Billy Joel Adds Record Breaking 44th Show At Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today the unprecedented 44th consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel on August 21, 2017. (more...)

Portland-Based Rock Band Blitzen Trapper to Make Their Theatrical Debut with WILD AND RECKLESS at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Acclaimed Portland-based rock band Blitzen Trapper will make their foray into the world of theater with Wild and Reckless, a new concert event written and performed by the band that will have its world premiere at The Armory. The band has already recorded a limited-edition LP soundtrack for Wild and Reckless that will be available exclusively at performances. Entertainment Weekly premiered the song "Love Live On," which can be heard HERE. Co-directed by The Armory's Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan and Production Manager Liam Kaas-Lentz, Wild and Reckless will run on the U.S. Bank Main Stage for 28 performances. Preview performances begin March 16; the opening night/press night is March 24; and regular performances run through April 30. The band will be joined on stage by New York-based actor Laura Carbonell (originally from Portland), making her debut at The Armory, and Portland-favorite Leif Norby. (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

Rocky Top Sports World to Set Record for Number of Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Rocky Top Sports World, a state-of-the-art, indoor and outdoor sports campus surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains, is on pace to set a record for number of events in just its third year of operation. What makes this achievement even more impressive is that just a few months ago, the 86,000 square-foot indoor facility was a shelter that housed and fed thousands who had lost homes or been evacuated due to historic wildfires. (more...)

Green Day's Revolution Radio Tour Storming North America
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Green Day's long-awaited Revolution Radio Tour is currently tearing up North America as the Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees deliver what will sure be some of this year's fiercest performances. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A.R.T.'s THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA Marks Life on the Edge
by Jan Nargi - Mar 2, 2017

The Costa Verde Hotel on the cliffs high above Acapulco might as well be the end of the world for the tourists and American ex-patriots who converge there in Tennessee Williams' haunting and haunted THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA currently receiving a star-studded revival at the A.R.T. in Cambridge, Mass. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Raises $30,000 for Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry of Northport
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On Sunday, February 26, co-owners of the John W. Engeman Theater Richard T. Dolce and Kevin J. O'Neill presented a check to the Ecumenical Lay Council Food Pantry of Northport at the First Presbyterian Church of Northport with money raised in support of the Food Pantry. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Dylan Thomas' Intriguing Fictional Town Of Llareggub Comes To Life With Genesian Theatre Company's UNDER MILK WOOD
by Jade Kops - Mar 19, 2017

Dylan Thomas' beautifully poetic and imaginative radio play come stage production UNDER MILK WOOD delights as an escape from the weight of the outside world. (more...)

Rivada Networks Offers a FirstNet Solution to States
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Tony Winner Nikki M. James Joins Cast of NBC Medical Drama Pilot
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Nikki M. James has signed on as a series regular for a currently untitled NBC medical drama pilot from Warren Leight, Paul Haggis and Sony TV. (more...)

Bob Laurent Releases THIN PLACES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

'Thin Places': a dark and unforgettable story that brags of shadowy enemies with ancient and unrelenting motives and the ultimate showdown between light and dark. 'Thin Places' is the creation of published author, Bob Laurent, a gifted and celebrated author, public speaker, and outstanding husband, father, and grandfather. (more...)

Hit Series DEADLIEST CATCH Kicks Of 13th Season on Discovery, 4/11
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

From Original Productions, the 16-time Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST CATCH returns for its 13th season on Tuesday, April 11 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. (more...)

U.S. Homeowners Give Record High Satisfaction Scores To Their Insurers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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STEVE OF TOMORROW Opens This Week at the Collapsable Hole
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

After a sold-out 2016 run at HERE Arts Center, STEVE OF TOMORROW, created by David Commander and Rob Ramirez, returns for an exclusive run at The Collapsable Hole (55 Bethune Street, between Washington and West Streets). (more...)

THE WHO Announces Las Vegas Residency at The Colosseum At Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

THE WHO announced today that they will launch their exclusive Las Vegas residency this summer at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning July 29, 2017. (more...)

A Legend from a Young Age: Country Artist LeAnn Rimes Takes the UCPAC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Winner of the Junior Vocalist category on Star Search at age 7, with an album at age 11, two Grammy Awards at age 14, and now with over 44 million albums sold at age 34, LeAnn Rimes is bringing her unmistakable vocal talent to Rahway, NJ. On April 30 at 6 PM, patrons will crowd into the historic Union County Performing Arts Center to hear 'How Do I live,' 'Blue,' 'One Way Ticket,' 'I Need you,' and many more hits from the award-winner singer. (more...)

Billy Graff Shares EMPOWERED COMPASSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Billy Graff's new book, Empowered Compassion ($13.99, paperback, 9781498496315; $6.99, eBook, 9781498496322) is a collection of stories that recount the individual sacrifices made by the author and several unpaid volunteers who helped residents of Galveston, Texas after Hurricane Ike devastated their beach community. Experience the real life struggles and successes that the media never covered. See how spiritual inspiration can change a person from the inside out. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct NY Philharmonic in A CONCERT FOR UNITY With Musicians Around the World, 6/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

In the final subscription concerts of his tenure as Music Director, Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic joined by musicians from orchestras around the world in concerts celebrating the power of music to build bridges and unite people across borders. Those invited to participate include members of orchestras from Australia, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The program, taking place Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m., will include Mahler's Symphony No. 7. Special guest artists will include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, on June 8, and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis, on June 9. (more...)

Nilaja Sun Returns to the Woolly Stage Since 2008's Critical Ht NO CHILD…WITH PIKE ST.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces the next production of its 37th Season, Pike St. by playwright Nilaja Sun, directed by Ron Russell.  Pike St. will run from March 27-April 23, 2017. (more...)

Dan Simon to Speak at May 2017 Wireless Infrastructure Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Talks Playing Michael Brown in Upcoming Hurricane Katrina Series
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Matthew Broderick tells Seth about playing former FEMA chief Michael Brown in Ryan Murphy's new show about Hurricane Katrina. (more...)

High-Tech Puppet Show STEVE OF TOMORROW to Open This Spring at The Collapsable Hole
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After a sold-out 2016 run at HERE Arts Center, STEVE OF TOMORROW, created by David Commander and Rob Ramirez, returns for an exclusive run at The Collapsable Hole (55 Bethune Street, between Washington and West Streets). (more...)

Entr'Acte Theatrix to present an Encore Run of PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER
by Carol Kassie - Feb 27, 2017

Entr'Acte Theatrix and the Peter Halmos Foundation will mount an encore presentation of their well-received production of the award-winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher from March 31st through April 9th. The show's original run, which was produced in association with Theatre of Collaborative Arts, was interrupted by the onset of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.  Peter and the Starcatcher will be the first production to open the brand-new Conrad N. Hilton Theatre at the Esther B. O'Keeffe Center for Creative Education in West Palm Beach.  (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

Maurice 'Mobetta' Brown Kicks Off Weekly Residency at Jazz Standard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

One of the nation's premier jazz clubs, Jazz Standard, today announced the inauguration of 'Mobetta Tuesdays,' a new Tuesday night residency by mastermind trumpeter/composer/arranger/producer Maurice 'Mobetta' Brown. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed This Week - February 24th, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! (more...)

Political Powerhouse and Pop Pioneer Join Forces for One-Night Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

In a surprising turn of events, NYC politician Genevieve Marcy is stepping out of office and into the throes of the Pop Theatre world that has recently begun to reshape the downtown theatre scene. Marcy, alongside collaborator Zach Donovan (Subtle Pride), tackles the rules of feminine performance in the world premiere of IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME NOW at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St) on March 31st at 10pm. (more...)

NOLA's Own Hot 8 Brass Band To Perform At KCRW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band have announced they have been tapped for a coveted performance slot on Morning Becomes Eclectic this Friday, February 24. (more...)

Tony Winner Matthew Broderick Cast in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning stage actor Matthew Broderick has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Title Track to Barry Manilow's New Album 'This Is My Town'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

More than a year in creation, This Is My Town: Songs of New York premieres ten new Barry Manilow studio recordings with the songs evenly divided between new original Manilow compositions and standards evoking the spirit and energy of New York City. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Ryan Murphy's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Golden Globe(R) Award winning actress Annette Bening has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

Billy Joel to Perform Record Breaking 43rd Show at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today the unprecedented 43rd consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel on July 5, 2017. The July show is part of his residency at The World's Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show per month at The Garden as part of the Spectrum Concert Series. The July show will be Joel's 89th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

Imperial Artistry Presents CRIMES OF THE HEART at the Old Fitz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Imperial Artistry in association with Red Line Productions is thrilled to present the award-winning masterpiece Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley for a limited season at the Old Fitz Theatre from March 15. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Plays Set for Third Year of NJPAC Stage Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), in partnership with the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, welcomes NJPAC Stage Exchange back for its third year. Cutting-edge play development meets insightful community dialogue at Stage Exchange, a collaboration of three professional New Jersey theaters and a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

Plays by Ricardo Perez Gonzalez, Hansol Jung Picked for PUBLIC STUDIO's 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Public Theater announced the fourth season of PUBLIC STUDIO, which will present two new plays this spring. (more...)

BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 21, 2017

The venerable Martha Graham Dance Company, founded 91 years ago in 1926, is thriving anew after getting past protracted legal battles following modern dance pioneer Graham's death and coping with the loss of historical material during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Much of the credit for the success of the current iteration of the troupe goes to Janet Eilber, a former Graham principal who has been at the helm as Artistic Director since 2005. She has instituted a policy of not only presenting Graham's classics but also commissioning fresh visions from today's finest choreographers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Immediate Media & The Collapsable Hole present STEVE OF TOMORROW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In video-puppetry extravaganza STEVE OF TOMORROW, a couchsurfing time traveler Steve appears at a crammed apartment shared by sci-fi blogger Ralph and his partner Scott. Steve lands in the middle of a media frenzy surrounding a corporate-produced Hurricane. What ensues is a split-screen dark comedy about miscommunication in the age of ever-present media and a democracy interrupted by a flurry of pop-up windows.   (more...)

BWW Review: A Shakespearean Travesty You Must See at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 20, 2017

FAITH COUNTY II is 90 minutes of lighthearted, family-friendly silliness as Mineola, Arkansas' Council for Cultural Recognition amateur production of Romeo and Juliet (more...)

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