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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...)

Long Beach Architecture Firm Uses Office to Test Design Products
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

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Scoop: ELEMENTARY on CBS - Sunday, February 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 30, 2017

Get all the scoop on ELEMENTARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, February 19, 2017! (more...)

Cyberbit to showcase hyper-realistic cybersecurity simulator at Cybertech 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

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2017 Sundance Film Festival Awards Celebrate Global Independent Creative
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

After 10 days, 119 feature films and three feet of snow, an evening of humor and humanity marked the 2017 Sundance Film Festival's Awards Ceremony, with host Jessica Williams emceeing and jurors presenting 27 prizes for feature filmmaking in Park City, Utah. Honorees, named in total below, range from sharp comedies to provocative and timely documentaries and represent new achievements in global independent storytelling. Human stories prevailed across categories, with Grand Jury Prizes awarded to Dina (U.S. Documentary), Last Men in Aleppo (World Documentary), I don't feel at home in this world anymore. (U.S. Dramatic) and The Nile Hilton Incident (World Dramatic). Chasing Coral, showcased in the Festival's environmental program The New Climate, won an Audience Award in the U.S. Documentary category. (more...)

BWW Review: Challenging A Society That Has Become Accustomed To A Fear Of Terrorism, OSAMA THE HERO Reminds Us Facts Are Important And Vigilante Justice Is Unjustified
by Jade Kops - Jan 28, 2017

Dennis Kelly's work with a confronting title, OSAMA THE HERO, is presented with a raw honesty under the direction of Richard Hilliar at Kings Cross Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: RTW'S LUNA GALE Exposes Heartbreaking Truths of Contemporary Life
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 27, 2017

For any two young adults, caring for an infant can be a daunting responsibility. For Karlie and Peter, a young couple trying to kick a meth addiction, an infant can be overwhelming and sometimes forgotten in light of their personal circumstances. Renaissance Theaterworks presents Rebecca Gilman's provocative play LUNA GALE, which relates how the tiny baby Luna Gale is removed from Karlie and Peter's home because of neglect, despite the fact they love each other and their child. On stage in the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, LUNA GALE asks veteran social worker Caroline to give this couple who want to raise their child another chance while Caroline temporarily places Luna Gale in 'kin care,' a type of foster care that relies on a relative. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY, Arts Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 26, 2017

Gary Naylor sees an award-winning show get a deserved transfer to the West End where it bubbles with laughs and some hard edged observations of how we live today. (more...)

Kik Joins Forces with Social Communication Platform Rounds to Strengthen Live Group Video Chat
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

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BWW Review: BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at GableStage
by Roger Martin - Jan 25, 2017

I don't know how many orgasm induced straddle sex heart attacks you might have seen, In Real Life or otherwise, but I guarantee this is the funniest. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shohreh Aghdashloo Brings Political Power to THE EXPANSE
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 24, 2017

Shohreh Aghdashloo currently can be found in Syfy's television "The Expanse" as a Machiavellian politician who comes from a long line of political family who never once had to win an election. Before the second season premieres on February 1st, here's what Shohreh was able to share about what to expect from this character in the new season. (more...)

BWW Review: Desert Rose's Gay Heritage Production - VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM, presented with SLEEPING BEAUTY OR COMA, is Non-Stop Insanity and a Great Deal of Fun.
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 23, 2017

Charles Busch's SLEEPING BEAUTY OR COMA and VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM are difficult plays to produce, but Desert Rose's director (Jim Strait) and its performers are up to the task. The double bill is the company's annual Gay Heritage presentation, which succeeds spectacularly. (more...)

Make a Great Escape With Chris Evans to Give More Kids a Chance to Escape Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

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BWW Review: PHOTOGRAPH 51 at Metropolitan Ensemble Theater
by Alan Portner - Jan 23, 2017

Discovery depended on work of female scientist (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 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...)

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...)

Greene Space Presents Valentine's Day Beer Jam , Mixing Beer And Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

On Valentine's Day, at WQXR's downtown Greene Space, everyone will raise a pint glass to classical music's great love affairs and epic breakups. (more...)

VIDEO: Paul Giamatti Compares Donald Trump to President John Adams
by - Feb 7, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Paul Giamatti, star of 'Billions' may have played a wine snob in the movies but In Real Life he's disappointed by many sommeliers. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Preview: OTHER DESERT CITIES at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Feb 6, 2017

If your family has been arguing over politics lately, they have nothing on Wyeth family in Other Desert Cities, opening Friday at the Old Opera House. (more...)

Cyberbit and Ni Cybersecurity Launch Hyper-realistic Cybersecurity Training and Simulation Center in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Heads to The Court Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

After taking Broadway and the West End by storm, the celebrated theatrical adaptation of Mark Haddon's award-winning novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is heading to The Court Theatre's stage. (more...)

ESI Group: Acquisition of Scilab Enterprises, Publisher of Scilab Open Source Analytical Computational Software
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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BWW Interview: Donald Rupe on Directing A FEW GOOD MEN
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 21, 2017

The play, A FEW GOOD MEN, preceded the film, but bubbled up in popular culture with the line, "You can't handle the truth." BroadwayWorld Orlando chatted with Director Donald Rupe to get some perspective about bringing this play to life. (more...)

Young Adult Fiction Book THE CHOSEN is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Fate revolves around Kassandra Patti's young adult fiction book 'The Chosen' (published by Trafford Publishing), which the author wrote in the spur of the moment. 'I had an idea and it hit me and I just started to write.' (more...)

Mac Wellman's THE OFFENDING GESTURE Opens 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele Ensemble announces its next production, Mac Wellman's The Offending Gesture, to be presented at the Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Boulevard, from March 18 to April 9, 2017. (more...)

Global YouTube Sensation Dan TDM Set For North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Kids across America will have a night to call their own when Dan TDM, one of the world's biggest YouTube creators, embarks on his first North American tour this Spring, announced today. (more...)

BWW Review: DYING FOR A LIFE at Hasimta Theatre - A Cute Comedy About Life Before Death
by Yuval Gerstner - Feb 15, 2017

What would you do if you were sure you're about to die in 2 days? When Dov Schwartz, a theatre critic, asked himself that question while he visited the local cemetery a ghost appeared and advised him to buy a grave before he passes away. From this point on many weird events occurs in his life while he's waiting for his death. (more...)

YouTube Sensation Dan TDM Announces Fox Theatre Debut, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Kids across America will have a night to call their own when Dan TDM, one of the world's biggest YouTube creators, embarks on his first North American tour this Spring, announced today. Promoted by Live Nation, "Dan TDM On Tour" was created and produced by Endemol Shine UK, part of Endemol Shine Group. The tour features the YouTube star and his digital friends on a 21-city run including a stop at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Bill Bellamy, Chante Moore, LisaRaye McCoy, Carl Anthony Payne of MARRIED BUT SINGLE TOO at Music Hall Center
by Katie Laban - Feb 13, 2017

I had the chance to sit down with Bill Bellamy, Chante Moore, LisaRaye McCoy and most of the cast of Married But Single Too including writer, director, and producer, Je'Caryous Johnson, of the original stage play, Married But Single, for a round table discussion. What ensued was lengthy, but hilarious discussion about love, life, and, of course, Detroit. (more...)

59 Productions Present Brand New Virtual Reality (VR) Experience MY NAME IS PETER STILLMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????My Name is Peter Stillman is a brand new Virtual Reality (VR) experience created by 59 Productions and funded by The Space, inspired by Paul Auster's celebrated first novel, The New York Trilogy. It will open at HOME, Manchester and the Lyric Hammersmith, London this spring, alongside the stage production of City of Glass. (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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