Photo Coverage: Tina Denmark Returns to New York in RUTHLESS Benefit!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 8, 2014

Tina Denmark, the diabolically talented tyke in the award-winning musical Ruthless! returns to New York for nine performances only to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, continuing September 8; 12-13; 15; 19-20 and 22, 2014 at 7:00pm. Performances will be held at Stage 72 at The Triad (158 W 72nd St, NYC). Check out photos from inside the first performance below! (more...)

W. Thomas McDaniel, Jr. Pens THE FARTHER SIDE OF PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

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BWW Interviews: Interview with Former Balagan Executive Director Jake Groshong on the Closing of Balagan
by Jay Irwin - Sep 29, 2014

There's been much speculation surrounding Balagan Theatre and their financial woes since the announcement of their closing and the canceling of the rest of their season. I recently sat down with former Balagan Executive Director Jake Groshong, one of the men in the center of it all, to get his take on the situation. (more...)

BWW Recap: Action Packed SCORPION Premieres
by Joseph OHern - Sep 23, 2014

Focused on the real life story of super genius Walter O'Brien, the fast paced procedural drama centers itself on Walter (played by Elyse Gabel previously seen on GAME OF THRONES) and his band of insanely smart yet incredibly misfit team of geniuses. (more...)

Wiley to Publish ADVISORY LEADERSHIP Debut Book by Greg Friedman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Junxure, an industry-leading CRM solutions provider for financial advisors, and Private Ocean, an award-winning, independentwealth managementfirm, have announced the release of Advisory Leadership: Using the Seven Steps of Heart Culture to Create Lasting Success for Any Wealth Management Firm, Greg Friedman's debut publication for advisors and small business leaders. Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., will publish Advisory Leadership, which will be unveiled at the 2015 Junxure Advisor Conference. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Former Music Director Lorin Maazel, 9/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will honor its former music director, Lorin Maazel, who passed away on July 13, 2014, during the first subscription weekend of its BNY Mellon Grand Classics season on Sept. 19-21 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: Brian Stokes Mitchell's Café Carlyle Debut is a Treat for the Ear, Eye and Heart
by Alix Cohen - Sep 16, 2015

What qualities define a leading man? Charisma, soul-searching masculinity, and a deep, lustrous voice--once upon a time, we had entertainers who possessed them all. With his Cafe Carlyle debut show that opened last night, Plays With Music--following his Tony-Award winning Broadway performances, 12 years on the road in concert, a couple of recent, all too brief New York theatrical turns, and television work--Brian Stokes Mitchell proves that few such leading men exist. Soon it may be like finding unicorns. (more...)

Hustle and Drone Reveal Video ft. NBA Star Damian Lillard
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Fast-rising Portland beat-based trio Hustle and Drone recently released its debut full-length album, HOLYLAND, to critical acclaim via Red Bull Sound Select (now available for sale on iTunes). (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Johnson on Comedy from Stage to The Fringe and Beyond
by Erica Miner - Oct 5, 2015

JEWISH JOKE, a one-man show about an irascible Jewish comedy screenwriter in 1950's Hollywood (more...)

BWW Interview: Angela Reed Talks BROKEN GLASS at Westport Country Playhouse
by Lindsey Sullivan - Oct 5, 2015

With Broadway credits, national tours (Spring Awakening and War Horse, no less), and the firecracker role of Barbara in August: Osage County under her belt, Angela Reed has done it all. However, the Westport Country Playhouse first timer is currently learning a lot in rehearsals for Arthur Miller's intense Broken Glass.  (more...)

Paleo Advocate Tina Turbin Raises Awareness about Grass-Fed Vs. Grass-Fed and Finished Meat
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

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BWW Exclusive Interview, Part 1: Thomas Hampson Talks of Song - and Bernstein
by Erica Miner - Oct 15, 2014

Thomas Hampson has scored triumph after triumph in a stellar international career whose length and degree of success belie his still youthful age. (more...)

Director Morgan Spurlock to Produce New Documentary RATS NYC
by Movies News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Dakota Group, Ltd. & Submarine announced today that they have partnered with Academy Award-nominated director Morgan Spurlock and his production company Warrior Poets to produce a feature length documentary film -- RATS NYC -- based on The New York Times best-selling book by author Robert Sullivan Rats: Observations on the History & Habitat of the City's Most Unwanted Inhabitants. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: ABT's 'Shostakovich Trilogy' by Ratmansky
by Barnett Serchuk - May 31, 2016

A funny thing happened on the evening of May 22, 2016, at the Metropolitan Opera House, where ABT was presenting Alexei Ratmansky's 'Shostakovich Trilogy.' There were lots of empty seats. Since Ratmansky's reputation has pretty much enveloped the entire ballet world, I was very surprised to see this. On the other hand, an evening of three Shostakovich works can be enervating, putting high demands on the eyes and ears of an audience. Many might prefer to just stay away. (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Chance of a Lifetime: Singing with Kristin Chenoweth
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - May 27, 2016

Imagine: your childhood hero, the woman who coined one of your 8-year-old self's favorite songs, holding your hand in front of hundreds of people, the renowned Phoenix Symphony gushing in gorgeous melodies behind you. You are surrounded by your friends and classmates, and bowing in front of an ocean of applauding strangers. No, this is not a dream. This was very much reality. Last weekend I had the opportunity of performing backup vocals with fifteen of my classmates at Arizona State University, for Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.  (more...)

NETFLIX Set to Premiere Joe Berlinger Documentary, 'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' 7/14
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru exclusively to members worldwide on July 15. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Schmeater's One-Woman Show TECHLANDIA a Tender, Teasing Tribute
by Amelia Reynolds - Mar 8, 2016

ATTENTION SEATTLE TECHIES: there is a sketch performance for you! ATTENTION NON-TECHIES AND THE TECH BEWILDERED: there is a sketch performance for you too! Come together all who have startup experience and all who believe the tech industry is (as director and writer Bridget Quigg puts it) a bubble where young people run in doing mysterious things and run out with tons of cash. Quigg brings more than a decade of experiences in tech to Theater Schmeater in her one-woman show, 'Techlandia.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: PA Duo STRANGE FOKE Making a New Kind of Noise
by Tory Gates - Mar 27, 2015

"If nobody else listens, we listen to each other, we build each other up and we feel good when we leave. That's what music is to me - it's light setting light into motion.' (more...)

Point Foundation to Honor Five-Time Olympic Medalist Greg Louganis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Point Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: 5th Ave and ACT's JACQUES BREL Delivers Edgy Beauty
by Jay Irwin - Mar 13, 2015

Even Musical Theater nerds such as myself might not be familiar with “Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well & Living in Paris”, currently performing at ACT in a joint production with ACT and the 5th Avenue Theatre. I, Myself, admit only a passing familiarity with the work and mostly from the covers that others have done of some of his songs. But now that I've seen it done I can understand the cultish following the show engenders and thankfully it was this production that filled the gap in my Musical Theater knowledge as this incredible ensemble took every angst ridden note and made them soar. (more...)

Janan Cain Pens New Book Aimed to Help Kids Explain Emotions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Helping kids identify, understand and talk about their emotions was Janan Cain's goal back in the 1990s when she began work on  her first book. Today that picture book, The Way I Feel, is 16 years old and the most popular book Parenting Press has ever published.  (more...)

Bronwyn Elvis Comics- A Musical Theater Fan Goes Graphic
by Alix Cohen - Jun 7, 2016

14-year-old Bronwyn Chochinov always loved to draw. As a 4th and 5th grader, she contributed ongoing comic strips in her school's High School newspaper: How to Survive 4th Grade, and How to Survive 5th Grade. She has also, from a very young age, loved musicals. As best as she can remember, Bronwyn was 5 when she was taken to Beauty and the Beast starring Donny Osmond as Gaston. Mother Victoria Brown was a fan and the two waited for an autograph. 'There were all these ladies my mom's age going crazy. They were like trampling me and I started crying. He picked me up and talked to me. I've gone to the stage door ever since.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Falzon of SWING ON THIS! at Sydney Theatre Royal
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 6, 2016

He's played everyone, from Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You, to the titular character of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He's also earned a stellar reputation both here and overseas a soloist in his own right. In fact it's hard to find anyone in the performance industry who doesn't admire the talent, work ethic and congeniality of Michael Falzon. I found myself thoroughly charmed in a chat with him about his brainchild Swing On This that has had more comebacks than Farnham! And with good reason as I discovered. (more...)

BWW Interview: Star, Director of IN THE HEIGHTS Orlando Premiere Chat Show's Historical Significance
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 3, 2015

In 2007, Lin-Manuel Miranda's energetic love-letter to his neighborhood burst onto the Off-Broadway scene. From there, IN THE HEIGHTS went to Broadway, earning four Tony Awards and a Grammy, making Miranda a star. As the show's creator, composer, lyricist, and original star, Miranda has become one of musical theatre's most exciting young voices. His new musical, HAMILTON, the multi-ethnic, hip-hop infused story of America's first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is sweeping this year's Off-Broadway awards, and transfers to Broadway later this summer.  (more...)

InDepth InterView: William Finn Talks Encores! A NEW BRAIN, SPELLING BEE Reunion, ROYAL FAMILY Update & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Today we are talking to a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist celebrated for his uniquely designed mainstages musicals showcasing a fiercely idiosyncratic style and flair all his own, the one and only William Finn. Outlining the new version of A NEW BRAIN set to be presented later this month at City Center as part of the Encores! Off-Center series, Finn discusses his original intentions behind many moments in the show as well as shares his inspiration for many musical moments in the melodic and moving score, as well. Additionally, Finn shares fresh news of his long in developtment musical adaptation of George S. Kaufman & Edna Ferber's THE ROYAL FAMILY OF BROADWAY and provides preliminary details on the forthcoming revival of his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS set to premiere later this season, as well. Plus, Finn imparts his enthusiasm for the upcoming 10th anniversary cast reunion of his popular musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, touches upon his favorite songs to date and expresses his desire to revisit Depression-era musical ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES in the future, as well as reveals his personal favorite songs to date and much, much more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancers, Listen Up! GLORIA ANGELES Talks New Dance Spectacular Show, June 25
by Don Grigware - Jun 13, 2016

Gloria Angeles became a Zumba instructor for LA Fitness approximately two and a half years ago. Through the years she has also been involved in salsa dancing and competitions. ' I had been taking tap at the Marge Patka dance studio and performed in many of her shows and had wanted to be involved in more than just tap numbers. I got my opportunity in the summer show The Marge Patka Summer Spectacular 2015.' (more...)

InDepth InterView: Alfred Molina Talks The Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Upcoming Roles & A Career Retrospective
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 1, 2015

Today we are talking to a world renowned stage and screen star who has excelled in playing a dizzying array of recognizable characters onstage and onscreen over the course of his unique and diverse career - the affable Alfred Molina. Besides discussing his many upcoming endeavors, Molina points out the importance of The Actors Fund in Los Angeles and highlights his participation in the upcoming LA Actors Fund Tony Awards Viewing Party, which will be held on June 7, and reflects on some of his fellow honorees, as well. Offering news on many of his current and forthcoming projects, Additionally, Molina also looks back at some of his most memorable roles to date ranging from his work with Paul Thomas Anderson on both BOOGIE NIGHTS and MAGNOLIA to his recent rapturously reviewed indie hit LOVE IS STRANGE co-starring John Lithgow to the Joe Orton stage-to-screen adaptation PRICK UP YOUR EARS and much more. Besides of all of that, Molina also comments on his time spent on stages around the world, notably Broadway headlining the most recent revival of Golden Age classic FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, as well as outlines some future roles he would like to pursue onstage, as well. All of that and much, much more with one of Broadway and Hollywood's very best! (more...)

BWW Reviews: NYMF's SINGLE WIDE is Heartwarming Despite Unintentional Camp
by David Clarke - Jul 28, 2015

My favorite thing about attending NYMF is the fact that I truly never know what to expect from the works I see there. Walking into SINGLE WIDE, I was expecting a completely irreverent musical soiree along the lines of David Nehls and Betsy Kelso's THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL. Instead, I was treated to a nearly complete project with a heartwarming story that was as wholesome as it was entertaining. (more...)

BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in Double
by Guest Blogger: Naomi Melvin - Jul 20, 2016

Theatre in Toronto is moving and shaking. This city has a consistent flow of productions year-round, but the summer is a particularly exciting time to celebrate home-grown work. On June 27, the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place at the Harbourfront Centre. The ceremony recognizes Toronto-based creators in theatre, dance and opera spanning 48 categories. I had the honour of attending the awards on behalf of Randolph Academy and was reminded of how diverse, vibrant and hard-working our theatre community is. Many post-Dora commentators regarded Bruce Dow's outstanding job as host. His undeniable humour did not deter from socially charged commentary on the state of our community's compensation. Bruce also directed the audience's attention to the world stage, advising that artists must continue to unite globally in the wake of political events happening around the world. The breadth of work being created in this city is astounding. Repeatedly, I heard award recipients talk about persistence in this industry. Years and years of creative trial have led to works formally recognized. It is a profession worth its weight in blood, but worth every beautiful drop. I left the awards wanting to see more theatre, learn more about the veterans in the room and take a whole list of people out for coffee.  (more...)

Art Institute of Chicago Names New Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Robert M. Levy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Art Institute of Chicago announced today, January 28, 2016, that after an extensive international search the Board has appointed James Rondeau the new President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the museum. Rondeau will succeed Douglas Druick, who announced in October 2015 his plans to retire after more than 30 years of service to the institution. Rondeau, an internationally respected curator and scholar, has led two of the Art Institute's 11 curatorial departments in his 18 year tenure with the museum. (more...)

BWW Preview: INTO THE WOODS Benefit Concert for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and MCC Toronto Refugee & Immigration Program
by Dennis Kucherawy - Jan 13, 2015

“Witch Fulfillment” – that's what next Saturday night's benefit concert of “Into the Woods” (ITW) is for artistic director Christopher Wilson. He adores the beloved Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine fairytale musical and his excitement mounts with each passing day. (more...)

TOSHA PENDERGRAST, A Dancer's Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 19, 2016

Here's a question you may have asked yourself about Tosha Pendergrast: When does she sleep? Mundane, perhaps - but it's a question that comes to mind when you realize that she's always working, whether she's teaching students at Lauri Gregoire's Bellevue Dance Center, choreographing her latest show (Dreamgirls opened just last week at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts, Street Theatre Company's production of In The Heights opens in a couple of weeks), performing onstage (she was among the cavalcade of stars in the Music City Theatre Collective's debut production Showstoppers), doing television appearances (The Dance Network is calling) or just living life with her handsome and charming husband Benjamin Pendergrast (together they are the perfect couple, each devoted to the other)… (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Splits Atoms in COPENHAGEN
by Joseph Baker - Feb 16, 2015

Theatre Memphis' Next Stage has girded its loins and taken on the challenge of staging Michael Frayn's dense and difficult COPENHAGEN, and it must have known from the outset that such an esoteric piece will offer rewards to a select audience. The very title itself (though certainly appropriate) is not exactly audience-inviting; and the language, redolent with physics jargon and theories, is tantamount to watching a foreign film or listening to an opera without subtitles. Indeed, I had been warned by a very erudite theatregoer who had just seen it the previous night that there would be an exodus after intermission: There was. In spite of all this, the play can be richly rewarding for those who remain seated - even those whose only previous experience with physics came in the form of the woefully miscast Denise Richards as research physicist 'Dr. Christmas Jones' in the 'James Bond' adventure THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (my jaw dropped at that one - as it did recently while watching Jennifer Lopez assay the role of an instructor of classics in THE BOY NEXT DOOR . . . with 'Minnie Mouse'-voiced Kristen Chenowith as an Assistant Principal!) (more...)

Three Arizona Fit Body Boot Camps Raise Funds for Disabled Military Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

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AMC Orders Pilot for Famed Comic Book Franchise PREACHER
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

AMC today announced that it has ordered a pilot for a series based on the popular comic book franchise “Preacher.” (more...)

AMC Picks Up Pilot Based on PREACHER Comic Books
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

AMC today announced that it has ordered a pilot for a series based on the popular comic book franchise 'Preacher.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE GRINCH Stage Musical Offers Fun, Kid-Friendly Theatrics
by Michael L. Quintos - Dec 12, 2014

I'd have to be, well... a mean ol' Grinch to say anything remotely negative about the new non-equity touring stage production of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL, so I'll try my best to keep it to a minimum. Honestly though, it's really not that hard, actually, because---surprise---the show, for the most part, is an honest-to-goodness adorable little musical with lots of kid-friendly comedy and a feel-good holiday message that really softens even the hardest of cynics. And yes, even I myself found my heart growing three sizes during the course of the show's smile-inducing opening night performance at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts (it continues here for a brief run through December 14). Sure, the show isn't exactly the pinnacle of musical theater excellence, nor does it even attempt to be. But what it lacks in roof-raising, show-stopping splendor, it makes up for ten-fold in pure pluck---the kind that kids, especially, will eat right up like candy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS Decorates Sierra Madre Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Dec 1, 2014

A Little House Christmas/based on the book Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder/'adapted for the stage by James DeVita/directed by Emily Chase/Sierra Madre Playhouse/through December 23Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic book Little House on the Prairie (1932) became famous as an hour-long TV drama in the 70s (1974-1983) starring Michael Landon and featuring Melissa Gilbert in her acting debut as Laura. The books, as well as the TV show, are forever popular. As part of their focus on America season, Sierra Madre Playhouse and its artistic director Christian Lebano have chosen James DeVita's stage adaptation of the stories as its holiday presentation A Little House Christmas beautifully directed by Emily Chase and featuring a superb cast of 10, now onstage in its West Coast premiere, through December 23. (more...)

A Look Into The Merion: Owner and Operator Danny Michael Shares His...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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BWW Recap: OUTLANDER's All About Lairds, and Bairns, and Bards
by Kara McCoy - Aug 24, 2014

Ah yes. Another week, another frolic about the sprawling Scottish highlands. Alright, maybe not so much a frolic. Our heroine Claire certainly has more important things on her mind; survival for one, escape for another. In this week's episode of 'Outlander,' Claire is faced with even more difficulties within the walls of Castle Leoch, as the possibility of returning to her home and her husband seem further away than ever. (more...)

BWW Essay: Iceland's 'Rainbow Road'
by Joey Pedras - Aug 11, 2015

Last week Reykjavik, Iceland hosted their very own vibrant Pride festivities. (more...)

DesignX Hair Creations Captain Takes to the Airwaves to Combat Hair...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

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DesignX Hair Creations Captain Takes to the Airwaves to Combat Hair...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

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Official: Nina Dobrev to Exit VAMPIRE DIARIES Following Current Season
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Nina Dobrev turned to Instagram on Monday to officially announce that she is leaving THE VAMPIRE DIARIES at the conclusion of the current sixth season. (more...)

Nina Dobrev to Leave THE VAMPIRE DIAIRIES After Six Seasons
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Star of The CW's cult supernatural drama THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Nina Dobrev made a surprising Instagram announcement this evening. The actress will be leaving the series after six seasons as 'Elena Gilbert'. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Perform at Point Foundation Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Point Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community. The award will be presented to Louganis at the landmark New York Public Library April 11. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony winner Lena Hall will perform at the special event. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

Artist Donates Artwork to Fill Gaps of Stolen Andy Warhol Exhibition at The Springfield Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Layfayette artist, Lindsey Wohlman, was sympathetic to the Springfield Art Museum after learning the news that artwork from the Andy Warhol exhibition was stolen.  She wrote a letter offering to fill in the holes with her own artwork.   (more...)

Tony Winner Lena Hall Performs Tonight at Point Foundation Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Point Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community. In addition to the previously announced appearance from the cast of BRIGHT STAR, BroadwayWorld exclusively reported that Tony winner Lena Hall will perform at this evening's special event. (more...)

BWW Column: More People Should be Talking About PEAKY BLINDERS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 1, 2016

To many people who don't know about it, PEAKY BLINDERS sounds less like a television show and more like a confusing phrase. I myself was guilty of writing the show off before even watching an episode. However, thanks to the recommendation of a close friend (with impeccable taste in television), I decided to watch the first episode of the Netflix series. (more...)

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