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Five Student Poets Announced in White House Committee's National Student Poets Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The fifth annual class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP) the nation's highest honor for youth poets has been announced by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The students were appointed by First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony earlier today in the State Dining Room at the White House. As part of an appointment ceremony, each of the students did a reading of an original poem. (more...)

Lori Bookstein Fine Art Announces Louise Kruger Exhibition, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Lori Bookstein Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Louise Kruger. This is the artist's fifth solo show at the gallery. (more...)

A Presidential (Fishing) Poll: Legal Sea Foods Serves Up Two D-Electable Dishes Prior To Election Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bringing some taste to this often contentious election, Legal Sea Foods has created two presidential dishes that will have voters happily reaching across the aisle (or the dinner table) to sample the "Trump Tower" or the "Secretary of Steak." (more...)

Do you need help with HOW TO ORDER A CHOCOLATE CAKE?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This weekend, Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) presents a provocative multimedia performance piece that might get messy. How To Order A Chocolate Cake, created and directed by David Antonio Cruz, is an original and interactive work  based on Sonnets of Dark Love, a posthumous collection of love poems by Garcia Lorca. (more...)

Ambry Genetics' CEO Aaron Elliott Receives OC Business Journal's 'Innovator of the Year' Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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The Piano Guys Announce New Album Uncharted And Release New Music Video For 'Okay'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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BWW Interview: Colman Domingo on His Intervening BARBECUE, Hollywood & Controversies
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2016

Playwright Robert O'Hara's BARBECUE deservedly earned a rousing reception (and standing ovation) from The Geffen Playhouse's enthusiastic opening night audience September 14.  BroadwayWorld and I had a chance to chat with O'Hara's frequent collaborator, actor/playwright/director Colman Domingo a few days after his directorial success. (more...)

VIDEO: Celine Dion Talks to Katie Couric About Her Life After Loss
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Eight months after the passing of her beloved husband and manager, René Angelil, and her brother, Daniel, to cancer, Céline Dion is—as the title of her newest single says—recovering. (more...)

Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton Among Nominees for 2016 CMT MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

On the heels of her historic and record-setting sixth "Video of the Year" win last year (her fourth consecutive win), reigning champ, Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her crown against powerhouse first-time nominees Chris Stapleton and Cam, who top nominations for the fan-selected "2016 CMT Music Awards." (more...)

BWW Interview: Michigan Native Teri Hansen Says THE SOUND OF MUSIC Will Fill Your Heart with Joy at Fisher Theatre!
by Katie Laban - May 9, 2016

Michigan native Teri Hansen loves performing in The Sound of Music because the audiences are just as emotionally involved in the show as she is. "When the curtain goes up, there is an audible gasp because of this gorgeous set and beautiful start," she said. "Then we really start to tell this tale; this dangerous and urgent story, yet a love story as well. You can feel the audience right at the beginning of the show and during it they are edging forward on their seats until the end when they are on their feet going right over the mountain with the Von Trapp family." (more...)

Rita Moreno, Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, Milton Nascimento Receive Honorary Degrees at Berklee Commencement
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Nearly 900 graduates from 68 countries received degrees today at Berklee's 2016 commencement. Berklee President Roger H. Brown presented honorary doctor of music degrees to music legends Rita Moreno, the Isley Brothers, Lucian Grainge, and Milton Nascimento. Moreno delivered the commencement address to the graduating class and an estimated audience of nearly 7,000 guests at the Agganis Arena. The annual commencement concert, held the previous evening at the Agganis Arena, featured some of the college's most accomplished students paying tribute to the honorees with performances of music associated with their careers. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - Let the Chips Fall Where They May
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - May 3, 2016

I sat on a bench by myself beside a winding staircase and several closed doors, where other 17-year-olds like me were pouring their hearts out in audition room. I smoothed my dark blue dress and twisted my perfectly curled hair in between my fingers anxiously. My right leg was crossed over my left, and my foot was tapping the air sporadically as if that would help ease the nerves. I looked at the clock and only 30 seconds had passed since I had last checked the time.  (more...)

THRILLER LIVE Coming to The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Direct from London's West End, Thriller Live is the story of Michael Jackson's 45-year musical career. From pop to rock, soul to disco, the cast and live band pay homage to his legendary live performances and innovative dance moves. (more...)

UMe Marks 45th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' With 7-Album Vinyl Release
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

It's been 45 years since the release of Marvin Gaye's momentous album, What's Going On, May 21, 1971, on the Motown subsidiary Tamla Records. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CABARET brilla al Teatro Nuovo di Verona
by Valeria Venturelli - Mar 9, 2016

Dal 2 al 4 marzo il tour italiano di 'CABARET' della Compagnia della Rancia ha fatto tappa al Teatro Nuovo di Verona. Il musical del 1966 di John Kander e Fred Ebb, ispirato al romanzo 'Addio a Berlino' di Christopher Isherwood, e stato tradotto in italiano e riadattato dalla compagnia di Saverio Marconi e da mesi gira l'Italia in un tour carico di successi. La trama, ambientata nella Berlino del 1931, ruota attorno alle vicende del Kit Kat Klub, del suo Emcee (Maestro delle Cerimonie), della ballerina e attrice inglese vorrei-ma-non-posso Sally Bowles e del giovane insegnante americano Cliff Bradshaw appena giunto in citta. La storia d'amore tra i due si alterna ai numerosi numeri di cabaret che animano il Kit Kat Klub, mentre il clima politico e l'avanzata del nazismo vanno lentamente ad invadere ogni aspetto della vita dei protagonisti. (more...)

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy Announces 9th Tour of North America.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

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THRILLER LIVE Coming to Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

?Direct from London's West End, where it is now in its record breaking seventh year, Thriller Live a spectacular concert celebrating the career of the world's greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Tuesday 29 March - Saturday 2 April. (more...)

BWW Review: Collide Theatrical Dance Company Delivers a Deliciously Dark New Take on DRACULA through a Collision of Dance, Music, and Theater
by Jill Schafer - Mar 14, 2016

Collide Theatrical Dance Company is now in their fourth season of creating 'original Broadway-style jazz dance musicals.' As a theater geek who doesn't know much about dance but loves to watch it, Collide provides an accessible and theatrical way to get into dance. I've seen all of their productions over the last four seasons, and their newest creation DRACULA may just be my favorite of them all. Collide is at their best when they let the dancing do the talking, as they do here, telling this modernized story of the iconic Dracula strictly through movement and music. A live band accompanies this fantastic troupe of dancers as they perform innovative and evocative choreography to a wide variety of popular songs reinvented to fit the story. Created by Artistic Director and choreographer Regina Peluso and director Joshua Campbell, this DRACULA truly is a perfect collision of dance, music, and theater to create a new and exciting form of storytelling. (more...)

Official Soundtrack to Richard Linklater's EVERYBODY WANTS SOME Out 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Warner Bros. Records will release the soundtrack to the upcoming feature film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME on April 8th (more...)

Grammy-Winning Soul R&B Singer-Songwriter Anthony Hamilton to Release Exclusive Deluxe Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Soul R&B singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton announced their partnership to debut a deluxe version of the singer's upcoming album, What I'm Feelin' (more...)

Jazzercise Hosts a Weekend-long Dance Fitness Getaway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Over 1,000 Jazzercise customers and instructors from around the world came together last weekend for a weekend-long dance fitness and shopping convention called Jazzercise Live!. Hosted at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, the fun consisted of various cardio dance fitness and strength classes led by Jazzercise elite professional choreographers including Founder & CEO Judi Sheppard Missett and President of Jazzercise, Shanna Missett Nelson. (more...)

Yvette Johnston-Henry Shares POETIC MASTERPIECE VOL 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Yvette Johnston-Henry's quest of bringing light to the nations of the world has inspired her to write a sequel to her previous book 'Poetic Masterpiece Volume 1.' In her latest book 'Poetic Masterpiece Vol 2' (published by Xlibris), Johnston-Henry sets a victorious transition from a state of affliction to a state of purpose by God's love and grace. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN Stops at the Capitol Theatre on Its Way to Broadway
by Tyler Hinton - Jun 30, 2016

The national tour stop of MOTOWN at the Capitol Theatre is another in a series of historic events for Broadway in Utah (recently dubbed Broadway at the Eccles, after its new home). Immediately following its final Salt Lake City performance, the entire production will pack up and move to the Nederlander Theatre in New York City for a limited 18-week Broadway engagement, starting July 12. This means that the performers you see here will also be starring in the show on Broadway, on the same set and wearing the same costumes. It is quite literally Broadway in Utah. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for Bret Michaels, Air Supply and More at bergenPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Bret Michaels: The Party Starts Now!-Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8PM; The Australian Bee Gees Show: A Tribute to the Bee Gees-Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 8PM; DL Hughley-Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 8PM; The Maccabeats-Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:30PM; and Air Supply-Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

The Beatles' Award-winning 'LOVE' Album Now Available For Streaming Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

On June 17 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles' award-winning LOVE album is available for streaming worldwide. (more...)

Leah Culver Premieres New Single 'Ex Is A Loser'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

LEAH CULVER--EDM singer-songwriter, producer and DJ--released her infectious new dance single 'Ex Is A Loser' on Friday (6/10) via TuneCore, to preview her debut EP Radiance coming out later this summer. (more...)

ADI to Perform Jack Ferver's I WANT YOU TO WANT ME at The Kitchen, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

American Dance Institute (ADI), continuing to find new ways to support contemporary dance artists, is presenting performances in New York City for the first time this summer, offering five premieres over the course of five weeks at The Kitchen. The fifth of ADI's New York premieres at The Kitchen will be celebrated choreographer Jack Ferver's I Want You To Want Me, June 30 - July 02. (more...)

Leah Culver Premieres New Single 'Ex Is A Loser'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

LEAH CULVER--EDM singer-songwriter, producer and DJ--released her infectious new dance single 'Ex Is A Loser' on Friday (6/10) via TuneCore, to preview herdebut EP Radiance coming out later this summer. Impacting Dance and Pop radio beginning June 21st, listen to 'Ex Is A Loser' here. (more...)

Hall of Famers Cheap Trick Set for Four Winds New Buffalo This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce a concert by legendary power-pop collective Cheap Trick at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, August 5 (more...)

Princess Cruises Honors LOVE BOAT Captain Gavin MacLeod for 30 Years Serving as Global Ambassador
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Princess Cruises celebrated Gavin MacLeod today, the beloved award-winning actor who played Captain Merrill Stubing on the iconic 'Love Boat' TV show, for his 30 years serving as the cruise line's global ambassador. (more...)

BWW Review: JACK FERVER Mistakes The Kitchen for Camp
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 5, 2016

Jack Ferver never let up on his drag delivery. Switching arbitrarily from bad French to English or from danse to dance passed for plot in this cabaret act. The scantily clad men in the audience - I attended the June 30th, 2016 performance - lapped it up before they even had a chance to hear the next line. It was all good fun, though if there is an art to telegraphing intention it was not on display here. That was 'I Want You to Want Me': a surrealistic B movie romp ruled by a character with mystical abilities for no other reason than 'just because'. File it under lazy craftsmanship. The world that Mr. Ferver inhabited was self referential, sassy, and imbued with magic, not unlike a gay lounge. (more...)

DIVA Set to Appear at 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Meet June, a brilliant, bold, brassy, bad-ass opera singer, given to singing to her dead stuffed cat, reminiscing about her lurid love life, consuming vast amounts of vodka, and chastising her lousy ex-husband. Once famous and celebrated, June is down on her luck. She's lost her man, her looks, her career, her cat, and now she's on the verge of losing her marbles. Agoraphobic and unable to leave her apartment, she turns to her booze, her pills, her dead stuffed cat and her trusty vibrator Mr Buzzy for solace. (more...)

Official Soundtrack to EVERYBODY WANTS SOME to Be Released on Limited Edition Vinyl, Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The soundtrack to the feature film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! will be released on limited edition vinyl tomorrow, July 15t (more...)

BWW TV: Bryant Park Gets Its Groove On with the Cast of MOTOWN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2016

In attendance today was the cast of Motown (Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, J.J. Batteast, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Rashad Naylor, Marq Moss, Rod Harrelson, Galen J. Williams, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey,Krisha Marcano, Chante Carmel, Nik Alexander, Chadae, Julius Thomas III, Loren Lott,Ramone Owens, Olivia Puckett, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Martina Sykes, Anissa Felix, Talya Groves, Nicholas Ryan) who performed the songs 'I Want You Back,' 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'Do You Love Me,' 'Get Ready,' 'Dancing in the Street' and more. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Singer JANI LANE With Collection of Superb Solo Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Jani Lane joined Warrant in 1985, and together the band lit up the L.A. club circuit, becoming an international sensation with multi-platinum albums and an adoring fanbase. (more...)

Kentucky Arts Students 'Promised' One 'Boss' Experience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

'Talk about a dream and try and make it real,' those are the words of one of the world's most popular rock and roll icons, Bruce Springsteen. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNDGREN - LIVE AT RIDGEFIELD Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Cleopatra Records is pleased to announce 'An Evening With Todd Rundgren - Live At Ridgefield' on August 26, 2016. (more...)

Placebo Career Retrospective A PLACE FOR US TO DREAM Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Rise Records is extremely excited to add Placebo to their roster and kick things off with a limited edition 20-year retrospective release A Place For Us To Dream. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Sharon Kleyne Discusses Water Vapor Health Benefits on Sharon Kleyne...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

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MJ LIVE! Comes to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

MJ LIVE! comes to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center, Moran Theater for five performances only! (more...)

BWW CD Review: Seattle Symphony, Morlot, Pay Homage to Henri Dutilleux
by Erica Miner - Aug 11, 2016

Not many conductors have the privilege to be mentored by a living composer. Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot counts himself a part of that echelon (more...)

THE KING AND I's Marin Mazzie Will Host Facebook Live Chat on Monday!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, 3-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie will assume the role of Anna Leonowens in its Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I beginning Tuesday, May 3 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The star just announced that she'll be answering questions from fans in a live chat on Monday morning: (more...)

Female Entrepreneur And CEO Releases WHY NOT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo., April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Everyone has their own battles to fight. Whether it's mourning loss, work woes, personal experiences or a culmination of the aforementioned, everybody has their fair share of ordeals making it difficult to move forward in life. It's in those darkest moments an individual's true potential is uncovered, finding the motivation to overcome them. Creative entrepreneur, motivational speaker and highly successful business developer of numerous lucrative businesses across North America, Cathy Code has experienced a lifetime of struggles that have made her into the thriving woman she is today. From a rocky childhood selling vacuum cleaners door-to-door to building an empire in the tourism, sales and construction industries, ranking four times on the Inc. 500/5000 List of the fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S., Cathy has effectively taken the obstacles in her path and turned them into opportunities to thrive. In her new book 'Why Not? Survive and Thrive,' Cathy, who has held positions of director, president and CEO in diverse industries, offers an outlet of motivation and a glimpse into her life as she openly recounts her journey. Filled with highs and lows, the memoir is a story about transforming a life full of fear and instability to a fruitful, emotionally abundant one. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pat Hazell of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS at The McDavid Studio At Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Apr 25, 2016

This week, BroadwayWorld guest writer Sarah Comley-Caldwell had the privilege of chatting with the playwright and star of THE WONDER BREAD YEARS, Pat Hazell. With his background as a Seinfeld and sitcom writer, commercial director and actor, Hazell brings wit, warmth and nostalgia to his one man show-a self described hybrid of theatre, stand up comedy and communal laughter. (more...)

HBO to Debut 2016 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY 4/30
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Cheap Trick, Chicago, Deep Purple, N.W.A. and Steve Miller are the performer inductees in the exclusive HBO special 2016 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, debuting SATURDAY, APRIL 30 (more...)

BWW Interview: A SHINING Hour for Mark Campbell and the Art of Libretto-Writing
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 22, 2016

Do you remember that cataclysmal moment in the Stanley Kubrick film of Stephen King's “The Shining,” when Jack Nicholson axes his way through the bathroom door and says, wild-eyed, “Here's Johnny!” Well, you won't find it in King's book--or in Mark Campbell's libretto for THE SHINING, the new opera written with composer Paul Moravec and directed by Eric Simonson, opening May 7 at the Minnesota Opera as part of its New Works Initiative. (more...)

Class Act Books Released Third Entry in New Family Saga
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

'You're a menace, Padraig, an' I see no hope o' you changin'. Is there?' Quinton McCoy paused, giving his son a gimlet stare out of eyes as green as the serpentine in Connemara marble. 'Is there?' Padraig pretended to think, then shook his head. 'No, Da, I don't believe there is. I'm enjoyin' it too much.' 'Ah!' Quinton threw up his hands, then recovered. He stalked back around his desk but didn't sit. 'I'm afraid you leave me no choice.' Briefly his anger fell away. His gaze wavered, then he appeared to force himself to speak. 'Padraig, lad...I'm turnin' you out.' 'You...you're disownin' me?' Padraig's voice trembled. 'Ah, I'd ne'er do that.' Quinton said. 'What I'm sayin' is...I Want You t' leave this house, indeed this country, an' ne'er come back.' Thus begins the story of Padraig Aloysius McCoy, third son and bad seed of Tipperary's branch of the McCoy clan. Unlike Books 1 and 2, set in Regency England and Ireland, The Man from Tipperary ranges from the gracious homes of landed gentry in Tipperary to an isolated cattle ranch in the American West in the years prior to and including the War Between the States. Settling in Nebraska, the misplaced young Irishman learns the hardship and heartache of being a cowboy in the mid-19th century, as well as the adventure of living in a time of social transition. He sees the Nebraska Territory gain statehood and discovers Love when it steps off a Wells Fargo stage. Full of history, humor, and romance, Padraig's story embodies the traits of many who went West and fought for their destinies instead of waiting for Life to hand it to them. The Man from Tipperary is author Toni V. Sweeney's fifty-third novel published by Class Act Books. Since the publication of her first novel in 1989, Ms. Sweeney divides her time between writing SF/Fantasy under her own name and romances under her pseudonym Icy Snow Blackstone. She has reviewed books for Two Lips Reviews and recently join the review staff of the New York Journal of Books and also the Paranormal Romance Guild. She is an amazon reviewer with over 570 reviews listed on the American amazon website, a professional reader for Netgalley, and is in the 1% of reviewers for Goodreads. Her Western novel NEBRASKA: Walk the Shadow Trail was award 1st Place in Historical Romance for 2015 by the Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewers Choice, and also was voted #2 in General Genre by the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll for 2015. She has two new scifi/space opera series upcoming for 2016-2017. In 2013, Class Act Books came under new ownership. Based in Port Townsend, Washing, their goal is to supply quality fiction in all genres for the discerning reader. Their novels are available in paperback and electronic form on amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and on the publisher's website. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Ends Season 1 with a Touching Finale
by Nicole Ackman - Apr 18, 2016

On SUPERGIRL's intense finale of the season, Kara has to save the world from Non and Indigo's evil plan. In an episode that managed to encapsulate all of the show's great qualities from throughout the season, the viewers were reminded of what makes Kara Danvers so special: her love for her family and friends, her willingness to make sacrifices, and her ability for hope. Let's all keep our fingers crossed that Supergirl will get renewed for a second season! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Folds Spreads the Spotlight Around in Concert with CSO
by Paul Batterson - Apr 11, 2016

As a principal percussionist for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Philip Shipley is used to watching concerts from behind the oboes and the woodwinds. At the CSO's concert with Ben Folds on April 9, Shipley got distinctly different point of view. (more...)

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