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PlayMakers to Open Mainstage Season with THE MOUNTAINTOP, 9/18-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its new Mainstage Season Sept. 18-Oct. 6 with the regional premiere of the acclaimed new play focusing on the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 'The Mountaintop' by Katori Hall. (more...)

NJSO to Open 2013-14 Concert Season with PROMISE OF THE NEW WORLD, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Music Director Jacques Lacombe and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra open the NJSO's 2013-14 concert season on Friday, September 27, with "Promise of the New World" at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The concert program features renowned jazz pianist and composer Geri Allen in a program that pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech. The NJSO will give the world premiere of Allen's Stone & Streams-an NJSO commission presented as part of the Orchestra's New Jersey Roots Project-featuring the composer as soloist and the Rev. Dr. M. William Howard Jr. as narrator. The program also showcases vocal ensemble Afro Blue, famed for reaching the final four on NBC's reality-show competition "The Sing-Off." (more...)

August Wilson's American Century Cycle, in Staged Readings
by Naomi Serviss - Sep 3, 2013

The acclaimed playwright is being celebrated in staged readings through Sept. 28 at The Greene Performance Space in Lower Manhattan. (more...)

Lisa Marie Presley, Mo Rocca & More Set for Ridgefield Playhouse's Remaining 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

The Ridgefield Playhouse has announced its remaining events for its 2013-14 season, including new additions Phil Vassar and psychic Syliva Browne. Check out the full listings below! (more...)

PlayMakers Opens Mainstage Season with THE MOUNTAINTOP, Now thru 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its new Mainstage Season today, Sept. 18-Oct. 6 with the regional premiere of the acclaimed new play focusing on the last night in the life of DR. Martin Luther King Jr., 'The Mountaintop' by Katori Hall. (more...)

Southern Company and PGA TOUR Present 2013 Payne Stewart Award to Peter Jacobsen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Southern Company and the PGA TOUR today recognized Peter Jacobsen as the recipient of the 2013 Payne Stewart Award. Jacobsen was honored in a ceremony at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola in Atlanta. (more...)

Carly Rae Jepsen, Jonas Brothers & Demi Lovato Among Line-Up for We Day Minnesota
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

International charity and educational partner Free The Children, in partnership with Title sponsors Cheerios, Green Giant and Yoplait, announced the second group of names joining the star-studded lineup set to inspire 18,000 students who have earned their way through service to attend the first-ever We Day Minnesota at the Xcel Energy Center on October 8. (more...)

The REP & Theatre UCF to Co-Present FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: BIRMINGHAM 1963, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) is proud to announce a partnership with Theatre UCF to co-present Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham, as part of a national staged reading commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Birmingham Bombing. This reading is September 15th, 2013 at 6pm in Studio 1 of the UCF Performing Arts Center. It is FREEand open to the public (UCF Parking Policies apply). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hollywood Sings at the Victoria Playhouse
by Mary Alderson - Sep 10, 2013

Hollywood Sings is a musical revue style production currently on stage at the Victoria People's Playhouse in Petrolia. Presented by David Rogers and David Hogan and starring an impressive roster of Canadian talent (including Les Miserables alumnus Susan Gilmour) the show makes for a great night out for lovers of film, musicals and live music. (more...)

TimeLine Announces Extension of A RAISIN IN THE SUN Thru December 7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company announces a three-week extension of its acclaimed production of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Originally scheduled to close on November 17, A Raisin in the Sun will now run through December 7, 2013, at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago.Tickets to newly added performances go on sale Thursday, October 10 at 12 p.m. (more...)

Colorado 'I Have A Dream' Foundation's Annual Gala Set for October 17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

The Alvarado family will be honored with the McHugh Award during the Colorado "I Have a Dream" Foundation (CIHAD) annual gala Thursday, October 17 at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver. The event also celebrates CIHAD's 25 years of helping some of Denver's most at-risk youth achieve their dreams by providing a long-term academic and social mentorship program for youth who live in economically-disadvantaged neighborhoods and/or attend underperforming schools in Metro Denver. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Announces Upcoming Schedule for November 2013
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Connecticut's Ridgefield Playhouse has announced its upcoming schedule for November 2013 and beyond! (more...)

BWW Special: 13 Years Later with the Women of MAMMA MIA!
by Kelly Cameron - Oct 28, 2013

This upcoming Monday get ready to break out your dancing shoes, as cast members from the Original Toronto Production of MAMMA MIA! reunite for a one-night only benefit in support of FIFE HOUSE. They are a not for profit organization that seeks to provide secure and affordable supportive housing and support services for persons living with HIV/AIDS. (more...)

Hannah Reimann to Pay Tribute to Joni Mitchell at Brooklyn's Littlefield, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Vocalist and pianist Hannah Reimann and her seven-piece band honor the iconic career of the incomparable Joni Mitchell in commemoration of Joni's 70th birthday at Littlefield Performance Space on November 15th, with a selection of songs from Mitchell's most influential era: the late sixties to the early seventies. Doors are at 7:00pm; show starts at 8:00pm. (more...)

Duarte, Inc. Unveils New, Enhanced Version of 'Resonate'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

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Movin' Melvin Brown to Play One World Theatre, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Last of the Great Song and Dance Men! Flamboyant, entertaining and back for more, Movin' Melvin Brown returns to Austin with a brand new show and The Ray Charles Sound Band. Performing R&B, Jazz, Country, Soul classics and original tunes, his vocal range is incredible. Oozing charisma, versatility, talent and sheer joy, Movin' Melvin turns classic entertainment into an electrifying performance. The genius of Ray Charles and Sammy Davis Jr. come together through Movin' Melvin's greatness. He combines their songs, dance, comedy sketches and improvisational ability in a "must-see" show filled with singing, dancing, tap, comedy, mime, and robotics that demonstrates why Melvin has shared the stage with such luminaries as BB King, Stevie Wonder, James Brown and Smokey Robinson. He has also appeared in several movies with Willie Nelson. (more...)

ANDY CAPP Remastered Original 1982 London Cast Album Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Stage Door Records has announced the Original London Cast Recording of Alan Price and Trevor Peacock's 1982 musical 'Andy Capp' is released on CD today, March 31st. The landmark CD release continues Stage Door's London cast album reissue series and commitment to preserve and celebrate British theatre scores from the past 50 years. (more...)

Edward Norton, Joe Jonas, Flo Rida and 2014 Super Bowl Champions Seattle Seahawks come together at We Day Seattle to inspire young people to change the world
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

SEATTLE, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Today the world's largest youth empowerment of its kind, We Day, along with Co-Title Sponsors Microsoft and The Allstate Foundation, will bring together renowned speakers and chart-topping musical acts including Edward Norton, Pete Carroll, Joe Jonas, Cody Simpson, Hannah Alper and Flo Rida along with international activists and co-founders of Free The Children, Craig and Marc Kielburger, at We Day Seattle to engage and inspire youth from across Washington state to take action on local and global causes that are important to them. (more...)

Portrait Gallery Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr with Exhibit, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where he delivered his stirring 'I Have a Dream' speech and inspired people throughout the world. (more...)

Grammy U Presents 'Art of the Crossfade'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

GRAMMY U— a program created to help prepare college students interested in pursuing a career in the music industry — will present the Art Of The Crossfade: Life According To The Mix (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Announces Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

National Portrait Gallery Announces Current and Upcoming Exhibitions and Events (more...)

INSPIRED 3 Benefit Concert with Bobby Cronin, Joey Contreras & More Set for 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2014

Produced and created by Bobby Cronin, INSPIRED is a benefit concert series for animal rescue organizations across the country that will play every other month, with a rotating line-up of some of today's exciting musical theatre writers in a casual and intimate setting as they sit behind the piano and, unlike traditional concerts of their material, perform songs by other writers that have inspired their work. The INSPIRED series hopes to spread the word about the 2.7 million adoptable animals that are euthanized each year in America. (more...)

FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: BIRMINGHAM 1963 Staged Reading Set for First Corinthian Baptist Church, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Actors' Equity Association ('AEA' or Equity) and its Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee, together with First Corinthian Baptist Church and Executive Producer and Artistic Producer Project1Voice present 'FOUR LITTLE GIRLS: BIRMINGHAM 1963,' a one night only staged reading event to be held on Monday, February 3rd at 7:30pm at First Corinthian Baptist Church (1912 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., between West 115th & 116th Streets, Harlem NYC). This Black History Month event is free and open to the public (doors open at 6:45pm; ticketing and entry will be handled on-site, day of show, on a first-come, first-served basis) and will be sign-language-interpreted for theatregoers who are deaf or hard of hearing. A panel discussion will take place immediately following the reading. (more...)

WPAS to Lead 'OF THEE WE SING' Celebration of Marian Anderson, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) leads celebration of Marian Anderson on 75th anniversary of her Lincoln Memorial concert Soprano Jessye Norman, composer Ysaye Barnwell, opera singer Soloman Howard and vocalist Annisse Murillo (respectively an alumnus and current member of WPAS's Children of the Gospel), and an extraordinary 300-voice choir led by WPAS Gospel choir Artistic Director Stanley Thurston are just some of the talented artists who will join together under the banner of the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) for Of Thee We Sing: The Marian Anderson 75th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of January 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 20, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of January 20, 2014! (more...)

UUA Bookstore Sells THE KING LEGACY Series Printed by Beacon Press
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Since 2009, UUA publisher Beacon Press has partnered with the Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr. for a new publishing program, 'The King Legacy.' Beacon has printed entirely new editions of Dr. King's writings, sermons, orations, lectures, and prayers with new introductions by leading scholars. Your UUA Bookstore is offering these books for 15% off through January 27th when you use the code 'MLK14' during checkout. Here is a selection of classic titles. Find more at UUABookstore.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trailer - Contreras, Cronin & More Set for INSPIRED 3 Benefit for Animal Rescue Orgs
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2014

Joey Contreras, Bobby Cronin, Jonathan Reid Gealt, McGuire & Simo, Michael Mott, Drew Overcash, Zoe Sarnak, and Brad Simmons will star in INSPIRED 3: A Benefit Concert for A PLACE TO BARK (TN) & SECOND CHANCE RESCUE NYC, on Sunday, January 26 at 7pm at Stage 72, NYC. Watch a trailer for the show below! (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of January 20, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jan 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of January 20, 2014! (more...)

Schomburg Center to Host MOTOWN-Inspired Exhibit, 2/1-7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is pleased to announce its first exhibition of 2014, Motown: The Truth is a Hit. Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, the multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. (more...)

The Blue Hill Troupe to Celebrate 90 Years with Gilbert & Sullivan's RUDDIGORE, 4/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, celebrates its 90th season with Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Ruddigore.' (more...)

Stage Door Records Announces Release of Original 1982 London Cast Recording of ANDY CAPP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the Original London Cast Recording of Alan Price and Trevor Peacock's musical 'Andy Capp' will be released on CD March 31st, 2014. (more...)

YAGP to Present THE MAKING OF AN ARTIST, 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) will present "The Making of an Artist" moderated by Barbara Brandt on Monday January 27 at 6:30pm at New York City Center Studios, Studio 5 (130 West 56th Street, NYC). American Ballet Theatre's Marcelo Gomes will create new choreography on renowned ABT dancers Misty Copeland and James Whiteside live. Through discussion and demonstration, their creative evolution will unfold. YAGP founding Board Chair, Barbara Brandt says, "I want to give the audience an opportunity to join the dancers and choreographer, in the studio, as we explore the question, "What is an artist?" The evening will conclude with an informal reception. (more...)

AAA Inspectors Select Favorite Hotels that Celebrate America's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

To help travelers connect with our nation's history, AAA inspectors assembled a list of their favorite historic hotels structures of notable record or architecture, typically 75 years or older. Artifacts range from an opulent pre-Depression luxury hotel to a flamboyant Old West rail stop to a sprawling mountain resort with a Prohibition speakeasy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Harvey Fierstein Commemorates March on Washington with His Own Dream
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2013

In an effort to bring the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech to life and commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, NBC News invited viewers to complete the statement: 'I Have a Dream that _______.' Check out Harvey Fierstein's response below! (more...)

ABC-Yahoo News! to Broadcast Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' Speech Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

'I Have a Dream' -- four words that helped change the course of American history. ABC News and Yahoo! News will host a first-ever live global broadcast on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's March on Washington and his iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech. This hybrid digital-television event will be anchored by George Stephanopoulos along with Dan Kloeffler from ABC News World Headquarters in New York beginning at 11:00 a.m., ET. (more...)

NBC News to Air March on Washington 50th Anniversary Coverage Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

NBC News will continue to commemorate the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech with special cross-platform coverage and interactive social media engagement on Wednesday, August 28. (more...)

PBS Debuts Historic March on Washington Documentary THE MARCH Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

THE MARCH premieres tonight, August 27, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra to present I HAVE A DREAM 50th Concert, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

To honor one of the greatest speeches in American history, the orchestra presents Boston's musical tribute to the inspiration and ideals that lie at the heart of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream. (more...)

MSNBC to Air March on Washington 50th Anniversary Coverage, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

MSNBC will present special coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on Wednesday, August 28. The day will include live coverage from both Washington, D.C. and New York with Chris Matthews anchoring live from the National Mall throughout the day beginning at 11AM ET. Following President Obama's remarks at approximately 4PM ET, MSNBC will present Dr. Martin Luther King's entire 'I Have a Dream' speech. And, Chris Hayes will host a special “All In” at 8PM ET live from Washington, D.C. (more...)

Scoop: THE TODAY SHOW on NBC - Week of August 26, 2013
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE TODAY SHOW, airing on NBC for the week of August 26, 2013! (more...)

Portrait Gallery Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr with Exhibit Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

On Aug. 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. led the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where he delivered his stirring 'I Have a Dream' speech and inspired people throughout the world. (more...)

NBC News Launches March on Washington Social Media Celebration
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

NBC News is asking every American to share their dreams as the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic 'I Have a Dream' speech. (more...)

NBC to Rebroadcast 1963 Episode of MEET THE PRESS Featuring Martin Luther King, Jr., 8/25
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, NBC News will make available the August 25, 1963 edition of “Meet the Press,” featuring interviews with Martin Luther King, Jr. and NAACP executive secretary Roy Wilkins. (more...)

The Willard InterContinental' Hotel Honors 50th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have Dream' Speech
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

ATLANTA, Aug. 14, 2013 - Family members of Martin Luther King Jr. and IHG's(InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand, will celebrate the 50 th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech with a gospel brunch set to take place in the grand ballroom at the Willard InterContinental, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington D.C., on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 11:30 a.m. Dr. King put the finishing touches on the famous speech in his suite at the Willard Hotel the night before the pivotal August 28, 1963 March on Washington civil rights rally. (more...)

TIME's Red Border Films to Create Original Documentaries for The Web
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

Today, TIME launched Red Border Films, a new documentary film unit to be hosted on an interactive digital site on Time.com. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Commemorate March on Washington with REMIXING THE MARCH, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2013

"Remixing the March," Goodman Theatre's year-long commemoration of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, continues this summer: youth participants in General Theater Studies (GTS) combine talents with senior citizens of the GeNarrations writing program to create a performance piece that views the historic event through a contemporary lens. As part of the annual GTS six-week summer program (through August 12), 80 teenage participants initiate discussions with GeNarrations participants about their recollections of the March, including Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech. From these interviews, the students blend their own stories into an original performance piece to be presented almost 50 years to the day. (more...)

Stratford Festival to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday All Season with KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More, 5/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival is celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare all season long, with five Shakespeare productions on its stages and a series of more than 20 special events at the Forum. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANDY CAPP Original West End Cast Recording
by Jenny Antill - Apr 18, 2014

The 1982 musical 'Andy Capp' is the most recent release from Stage Door Records who have digitally remastered the show from original master tapes. The production opened to critical acclaim and was even nominated for Best Musical at the Oliviers in the same year. This recording features the Original London Cast which transferred from Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre and starred Tom Courtenay, Val McLane, John Bardon and Alan Price. (more...)

Nike Announces Grants of $250,000 to Northwest Nonprofits & Schools
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NIKE, Inc. has announced that grants totaling $250,000 will go to 25 local nonprofits and schools through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation's latest funding cycle. (more...)

WPAS Leads 'OF THEE WE SING' Celebration of Marian Anderson Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) leads celebration of Marian Anderson on 75th anniversary of her Lincoln Memorial concert Soprano Jessye Norman, composer Ysaye Barnwell, opera singer Soloman Howard and vocalist Annisse Murillo (respectively an alumnus and current member of WPAS's Children of the Gospel), and an extraordinary 300-voice choir led by WPAS Gospel choir Artistic Director Stanley Thurston are just some of the talented artists who will join together under the banner of the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS) for Of Thee We Sing: The Marian Anderson 75th Anniversary Celebration. (more...)

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