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BWW Review: Orlando Shakes' STUART LITTLE is the Pick-Me-Up We All Need
by Kimberly Moy - Oct 31, 2016

Orlando Shakes' STUART LITTLE delights young audiences and keeps the grown ups entertained too. This play is filled with colorful adventure, limitless optimism, and easy laughs that is exactly the pick-me-up needed this time of year. While most of the performances are sold-out to school audiences, there are still a few shows left for the general public to catch. If you have young ones this is definitely too much fun to miss. (more...)

Paula Flautt Directs CPA's MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 27, 2016

2015 First Night Honoree Paula Flautt directs the Moss Hart-George S. Kaufman classic comedy, The Man Who Came to Dinner, as Christ Presbyterian Academy's high school theatre stages the show about a critic and raconteur who becomes a surprising houseguest for a small-town Ohio family. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDE SHOW, Southwark Playhouse, 26 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a revival of a show that deserves, and gets, the full 'Big Musical' production treatment. (more...)

Andre De Shields and More Headed to Yale Rep's SEVEN GUITARS; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) November 25 through December 17. Opening Night is Thursday, December 1. (more...)

American Modern Ensemble Is Joined by Duo Scorpio for the Opening of Its 2016-17 Season at Chelsea's The Cell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

American Modern Ensemble, the critically-acclaimed new music group praised by The New York Times as "simply first-rate," opens its 2016-17 season joined by the harp duo Duo Scorpio at The Cell in Chelsea on Friday, November 18: a concert of harp-centric music ranging from a 1949 piece by the maverick Lou Harrison to three works written in the past five years by two young leading-edge composers, Robert Paterson and Andy Akiho. The concert is AME's annual fundraising event, featuring an open bar and hors d'oeuvres. (more...)

Continued Growth of the 'Internet of Me' Has 88 Percent of Consumers Considering the Risks of Using Connected Devices
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Star in World Premiere of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

UW/Madison's Union Theatre and Shannon Hall presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in 'The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare,' an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades, at 7:00 PM on October 21 at UW/Madison's Union Theatre / Shannon Hall. The 2-character performance piece, conceived and written by Kim and Occhiogrosso for this occasion, combines performance of signature Shakespearean dramatic scenes with performance pieces which celebrate Shakespeare's contribution to world literature. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kevin Hart Among All-Star Cast of New Original Series CELEBS REACT
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 20, 2016

Today, Fullscreen announces the global launch of a new original series, CELEBS REACT on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. (more...)

Tobii Releases Next Generation Gaming Eye Tracker
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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Tobii Tech: Tobii Releases Next Generation Gaming Eye Tracker
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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From Pop Culture And Politics To School Hallways And Social Media, 7 Out Of 10 Girls Encounter Negative Beauty Posts, Comments, Snaps And Photos That Can Be Destructive T
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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The Gunpowder Plot to Stage Shakespeare Fight Night in 'A PALPABLE HIT'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Gunpowder Plot presents, from the producers of Shit-faced Shakespeare, a new theatrical experience: 'A Palpable Hit: Shakespeare's Best Fight Scenes.' (more...)

Sally Dexter, Clive Carter, & Katie Bernstein Complete the Cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS is just that, the first opportunity to enjoy a sneak preview of four exciting new musicals that will go into full production from 2017 onwards, hearing their songs for the first time in this fully staged concert production. (more...)

Columbus Children's Theatre to Present THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre will present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever November 25 - December 18 at Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. Written by Barbara Robinson This production is directed by William Goldsmith. (more...)

Perfect365 Lets Users Lash Out With Salon Perfect
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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Lee Fields & The Expressions to Release SPECIAL NIGHT Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

It's hard to find another active singer today that has the background Lee Fields does: a first release in 1969, records on thirteen different labels, and close to 47 years of music making, touring and recording. Backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, Lee Fields will release Special Night on November 4 via Big Crown Records. (more...)

Mel Giedroyc Joins the Star Studded Cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Great British Bake Off host MEL GIEDROYC joins a star studded cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS giving the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musicals, in this one off Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue. (more...)

OK Go Premieres New Video 'The One Moment' -Video Shot in 4.2 Seconds!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

'The One Moment,' OK Go's new video, premiered today and can be viewed on the Facebook pages for OK Go, 'Entertainment Tonight,' 'GameSpot,' 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,' select CBS RADIO station pages and streaming service 'Radio.com.' (more...)

BWW Interview: As BOHEME's Marcello at the Met, Baritone Massimo Cavalletti Is the Real Deal
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 23, 2016

When Massimo Cavelletti stepped on stage at the Met on November 16, it was a milestone: His 100th performance as Marcello, the baritone lead in LA BOHEME and part of the quartet at the opera's heart: There's Mimi, the seamstress, the sad soul who dies at the opera's end; Rodolfo, the heartthrob tenor, a poet, in love with her; Musetta, the spitfire who eats men for breakfast; and then there's Marcello, a painter, her lover—and, aah, the linchpin that holds it all together. (more...)

ACO and WWFM Announce A New Monthly Radio Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 American Composers Orchestra (ACO) and WWFM The Classical Network announce The ACO Experience, a new radio program hosted by Diane Guvenis that features live recordings of music by today's most talented and exciting composers. All works are performed by the American Composers Orchestra or by guest artists and ensembles participating in ACO concerts and ACO's 2011 and 2015 SONiC: Sounds of a New Century, nine-day citywide festivals in New York, each featuring music by more than 100 composers age 40 and under. The broadcast will air once a month on Mondays at 9pm. More information about recent and upcoming broadcasts is available online at: www.americancomposers.org/acoexperience. (more...)

Rachel Mason Presents New 'Heart Explodes' Single
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records and artist-run cassette label Practical Records present Rachel Mason 'Heart Explodes', the second single from the forthcoming 'Das Ram' album, which has premiered in The Big Takeover and initially shown at a screening of new video works by women artists at Red Bull Studios NYC. (more...)

Global Beauty App Developer, Meitu, and Celebrity Makeup Artist Lisa Eldridge Partner to Bring Augmented Reality to Makeup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

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BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Kern Stars in FINDING NEVERLAND, Flying to Chicago This Fall
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 18, 2016

Neverland is no longer the 'second star to the right and straight on till morning.' Instead, it's tucked into Chicago's Loop district on West Randolph Street. Fresh off a run on the Great White Way, Finding Neverland comes to the Windy City to share the story of J.M. Barrie, the writer behind the beloved 'boy who never grew up'. Broadway actor Kevin Kern (Barrie) discusses bringing this captivating tale to the stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kimberly Kiley of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 16, 2016

Everyone knows that the director is the person responsible for the look and content of a musical or play, but once the cast has been selected, sets and props are delivered, and all the technical elements are in place, who puts it all together? The week prior to a show's opening is called 'Tech Week,' a four or five-day period during which all the elements of a production are assembled on stage for the first time. Tech Week marks the transition period between the rehearsal stage and the performance stage of a production. Once the show is underway, it is the job of the stage manager to supervise, coordinate, and maintain all of the sundry elements that make up a production, from lighting, sound, and sets to costume changes, blocking, and all the performers' backstage activity. As we found out, it takes a particular kind of person to become a stage manager. He or she has to be detail oriented, disciplined, unflappable, and resourceful. Kimberly Kiley, who is currently serving as stage manager for the Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of Ragtime, has all of these attributes and more. We visited her before a performance last weekend and were introduced to the new staging area at the theater where Kiley is stationed during a show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Jeremy Irvine Talks BURIED CHILD
by Marianka Swain - Nov 16, 2016

Actor Jeremy Irvine got his big break as the lead in Steven Spielberg's film version of War Horse. His other screen credits include Great Expectations, The Railway Man and Stonewall, but he's now back on stage alongside Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Charlotte Hope in Sam Shepard's Buried Child, currently in previews at Trafalgar Studios. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Exclusive Q&A with A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS's Veronica Garza
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 15, 2016

What would Charlie Brown say to a cold Chicago winter? Probably, 'good grief!' (more...)

Apto Launches First Cultural-Linguistic Training Platform for Expats
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

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THE BABYLON LINE Begins Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, directed by Terry Kinney, features Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, and begins performances tonight, November 10. Opening night is Monday, December 5. (more...)

First Look At PIT Productions' INTO THE WOODS National Tour Cast In Action
by Daan Fuldner - Jan 9, 2017

"This production is certainly no fairytale musical," said Jeremy Baker, dramaturge and translator of INTO THE WOODS. Yes, the well-known Broadway musical with Stephen Sondheim's music about Cinderella, Little Red Ridinghood, Rapunzel and Jack (from the Beanstalk) which has recently been transformed into a Disney movie, is no fairytale musical. This and more was explained during INTO THE WOODS's press presentation earlier today.  (more...)

'Fake News' Will Take the Stage in THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53RD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Playlinda Productions presents the World Premiere of Dick Brukenfeld's antic new comedy THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53rd at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, NYC. Charles Maryan will direct.  (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey will present "Water By The Spoonful" by Quiara Alegria Hudes, opening Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m and running through January  29th at 2:00 p.m.  There are 9 performances. Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: SOUND OF MUSIC's Charlotte Maltby
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 19, 2017

Charlotte Maltby recently took over the leading role of Maria Von Trapp in the national tour of Rogers and Hammerstein's SOUND OF MUSIC. Under the direction of triple Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the production opens Tuesday, January 24th, at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. I had the opportunity to speak with Charlotte by phone yesterday. (more...)

Moviegoers to Chat with First Ever AI Character Ahead of RESIDENT EVIL: FINAL CHAPTER Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

In anticipation of the worldwide release of RESIDENT EVIL: FINAL CHAPTER, Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) is teaming up with artificial intelligence (AI) agency IV.AI to bring the world's first movie character powered by true AI to social media platforms with the #ChallengeTheRedQueen Messenger Experience. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at AT&T Performing Arts Center, Winspear Opera House
by Shelby-Allison Hibbs - Jan 13, 2017

The Curious Incident offers a profound theatrical experience using captivating movement, images, and sound that work in full collaboration. The result is a thrilling ride down an unpredictable rabbit hole of action that overwhelms the senses. (more...)

THREE WAY, Trio of Comic, One-Act Operas, to Premiere in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Three Way is a trio of comic one-act operas for eight singers and chamber orchestra by Robert Paterson, with libretto by David Cote, that explores the possible future-and the eternal questions-of love, sex, and need. (more...)

What Do Palmolive, Corona, RCA and PayPal Have in Common? They Are All 'Social Misfits' According to a New Report From Engagement Labs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY, Richmond Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Dec 8, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that delivers traditional Christmas laughs and spectacle from the modern master of the form, writer Eric Potts. (more...)

BWW Review: Shoot Your Eye at A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 8, 2016

This musical is everything a piece of musical theater ought to be. There is a little prologue with the character of Jean Shepherd. We know immediately who is whom and the exact nature of the piece's dramatic crux. Devotees of the movie will find much that is familiar, though there has been some rearrangement, extension, enhancement and addition. Dialogue flows as stage dialogue should: with snappy delivery, different voices and more wit than is common In Real Life. Musical numbers are lively and either reveal character or move the plot. Scene changes are rapid and full of children's holiday pagent-styled elements. Ralphie's home is an adorable cutaway dollhouse. The cast is energetic and charming. This production should satisfy fans of musical theater, fans of the movie, fans of holiday shows, fans of family-friendly entertainment and really anyone who isn't a Grinch or a Scrooge. (more...)

Jessica Chastain to Star in Political Thriller MISS SLOANE
by Movies News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

In theaters everywhere tomorrow, MISS SLOANE fictionalizes the fight for gun reform on Capitol Hill. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is Really Something at 4th Wall Theatre Company
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 4, 2016

BWW Review: 4th Wall Theatre Gives A Nice Spin To MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (more...)

BWW Feature: Our Favorite Moments of 2016
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 31, 2016

By all accounts, 2016 has been quite the rollercoaster ride. Fortunately for DFW audiences, the local theatre community and many of the touring productions delivered nothing short of a stellar year, setting quite a high bar for upcoming performances. As we say goodbye to another December, we'd like to look back on a handful of memories that stood out among the long list of Playbills we've gathered. And like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these live theatre moments will be remembered as a few of our favorite things. We present this list in no particular order, and without awards or titles bestowed upon those listed. To everyone who contributed to the DFW theatre community in 2016, we thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents THE ORIGINALIST Opening on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its winter rep season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with THE ORIGINALIST, Charles MacArthur Award-winner John Strand's gripping political masterpiece that spotlights the late polarizing judicial titan, Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

Telemundo to Premiere New Romantic Comedy LA FAN, 1/17
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

TELEMUNDO announced Tuesday, January 17 at 8pm/7c as the premiere date of its new romantic comedy LA FAN, starring Angélica Vale, Juan Pablo Espinosa, Miguel Varoni, Scarlet Ortiz, Ximena Duque and Jonathan Islas, with Gabriel Porras as Gabriel Bustamante. (more...)

Dale Martellino Releases PRECIOUS JEWELS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

When a young woman visits a convent in Italy, she uncovers an extraordinary story of courage and compassion in the face of the brutal Nazi regime. A New Author... A New Novel... Dale Martellino publishes 'Precious Jewels.' Prague is being torn apart by Hitler's army. The Jewish community is being shipped off to concentration and extermination camps. One young woman, Katarina, wants to help them. She has a position in the government social work office and forms an alliance with her superior, Mademoiselle Zelinsky. Meanwhile, Jewish underground members have secretly connected with the naïve Katarina. Zelinsky, however, has an agenda of her own-and she may lead the entire operation to ruin. Decades later, another young woman, Delilah, visits Tuscany, Italy. As she is touring the countryside with her friends and fiancé, she gets into a horrific car accident. Delilah is lucky there happens to be a doctor among the crowd of onlookers. He takes her to the convent of La Certosa di Pontignano to recover, where she meets Sister Katarina. Sister Katarina tells Delilah the story of the other Katarina and makes an unexpected connection with the young woman. Dale Martellino blends history, suspense, and romance in this intricate tale. She addresses the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim European communities and modern issues of identity and devotion. The horrors of the Holocaust have left scars that will never be forgotten, but we should also celebrate the heroes who stood up to genocide and tyranny. Dale Martellino lives in Middletown, Rhode Island. She is a retired English teacher from the Newport School Department. In addition to writing, Martellino loves traveling the world, both In Real Life and through her daydreams. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsals for Sheffield Crucible's Christmas show, Annie Get Your Gun, in which she plays gun-totin' Annie Oakley. Previews begin on 9 December. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Aditi Brennan Kapil's IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING to Premiere at Yale Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of IMOGEN SAYS NOTHING by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Laurie Woolery, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street), January 20-February 11. Opening Night is Thursday, January 26. (more...)

BWW Interview: Katie Davis Shines as 'Star To Be' in ANNIE Tour
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 13, 2016

Katie Davis, a recent graduate from Belmont University's Musical Theatre program, is portraying the featured ensemble member 'Star To Be', a young and optimistic actress who just moved to the dazzling 'NYC'. Davis has been noted as being a 'standout' ensemble member from the Chicago Theatre Review. I was lucky enough to sit down and check in with Katie on how her experience being on the Annie National Tour is going. (more...)

Lebron James, Michael Phelps, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Bill Russell Honored At 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

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