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Let there be laughter! The first five books of the Old Testament get a good-natured ribbing in this hysterical tribute to all of those ordinary, everyday people who didn't make it into the Bible.

Unremarkable though they may be, these hardy Biblical bystanders somehow survive calamity after calamity in outrageous fashion, inventing some useful and practical devices along the way (including the Life Saver--the candy, that is), escaping enslavement in ancient Egypt and helping a young man named Cain find his redemption.


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by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

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Liberace Bio Musical Back on Track with New Producer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Following the success of HBO's film BEHIND THE CANDELABRA, executive producer Jerry Weintraub began making moves to bring the legendary Liberace's story to the stage. According to the New York Post, a musical will likely be on the horizon.  (more...)

BWW Interview: In Met's IDOMENEO, Soprano Nadine Sierra Flies High
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 8, 2017

In our time, IDOMENEO is the earliest of Mozart's operas regularly done, its full title being IDOMENEO, RE DI CRETA OSSIA ILIA E IDAMANTE--or IDOMENEO, KING OF CRETE, OR ILIA AND IDAMANTE. “Ilia” of the extended title is the daughter of Priam, the king of Troy. (“Idamante” is Idomeneo's son.) At the Met starting this week, Ilia is being sung by the skyrocketing young American soprano, Nadine Sierra. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Corey Mach
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 7, 2017

Today's subject Corey Mach is currently living his theatre life as part of a play that deals with a true “legend” of pop music. I'm referring to that off-pitch sensation Mrs. Miller. Corey Mach portrays her accompanist Simon Bock in Mrs.Miller Does her Thing, which is now playing at Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia through March 26th. (more...)

Perion Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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San Francisco Dance Troupe, Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu, Returns to Hawaii, 5/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Today, Kumu Hula Patrick Makuak?ne and his award-winning dance troupe, N? Lei Hulu I Ka W?kiu, announced the company's return to the Hawaii Theatre this Spring for two performances only (May 5 and 6) of The Natives Are Restless, a thrilling new reiteration of the troupe's iconic show that originally premiered in 1998. A full-length, multimedia production with several of the original groundbreaking numbers, The Natives Are Restless will also feature 15 new choreographed pieces, as well as live music provided by music duo K?paoa. The Natives Are Restless will play two performances only at the historic Hawaii Theatre (1130 Bethel Street). Doors open 6:00 p.m. and a discussion and book signing for the Natives are Restless coffee table book will be held at 6:30pm in the Weyand Room.  Author Constance Hale and Kumu Patrick Makuak?ne will be present. The performance schedule is as follows: Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets are $30, $35 and $40, reserved and are available through the Hawaii Theatre Box Office at 808-528-0506 or online at www.hawaiitheatre.com. A restoration fee of $3 will be charged for each ticket purchased and there are group discounts available for $2 off each ticket when buying 10 more tickets. (more...)

Willie Wallace Releases 'The Resonance of God, His Words with Love'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Willie Wallace, a Christian, father, athlete, educated business man, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Resonance of God, His Words with Love': a gripping and potent book which showcases the blessings of each reader and the gratitude one owes to God. (more...)

'The Hidden Puzzle in Marriage' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Samuel Adjeipong's new book, The Hidden Puzzle in Marriage ($16.49, paperback, 9781498417846; $8.99, eBook, 9781498417860; $31.49, dust jacket, 9781498417853) specifically defines and answers the question 'whom should I marry.' Every relationship has the intended thought of ending in marriage, but the question is how to find the perfect one for a lifetime. The book explores where it all began the Garden of Eden. It examines what God did in the garden in order to initiate marriage and what happened afterwardsthe fall off man which tries to obstruct the dynamics God set in place for marriage. God has the thought of a spouse for each individual, but most often our choice is in conflict with it. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thea Kano of HOW TO SUCCEED at Gay Men's Chorus of DC
by Christopher Castanho - Mar 6, 2017

The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington, DC's LGBT themed production of the classic musical 'How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying' will premiere at the Lincoln Theatre in DC on March 10, 11 & 12, 2017 at located at 1215 U Street NW. This is the first LGBT production of 'How To Succeed' to date. Famous songs like 'I Believe in You,' 'Happy to Keep His Dinner Warm' and 'Brotherhood of Man.' all appear in their original composition, just with a little more glitter! How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying tells the story of J. Pierrepont Finch and his rise to the top of the corporate ladder with the aid of a simple self-help book. Along the way, he learns how to find your name on the executive door and win the secretary's heart quicker than you can say "nepotism." I had an absolutely wonderful conversation with the show's director and the organization's artistic director Thea Kano about her background and why this production is so important. (more...)

Brelby Theatre Company Announces Creative Team for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Shelby Elise Maticic is the Artistic Director of the Brelby Theatre Company. She has BS in Theatre Performance from Northern Arizona University and an MFA in Arts Entrepreneurship & Management from Arizona State University. (more...)

BWW Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN is Unapologetic and Unafraid at Austin Playhouse
by Scott Shipman - Mar 6, 2017

With the current production of this show at Austin Playhouse the company requires, or even demands, that the audience leave the theater with a multitude of thoughts whirling in their mind. I left the theater in two minds about what I have seen. There were elements and moments that viscerally affected me and gave me a multitude of things to think about, and there were also moments that just as noticeably didn't land for me, and that gave me a multitude of things to think about too. (more...)

BWW Review: WAKING IN TIME by Angie Stanton
by Scott Rawson - Mar 3, 2017

  The author does a fine job of painting landscape for us, weaving a tale of suspense and mystery.  (more...)

Harvard University's ARTS FIRST Festival Marks 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Campus-wide celebration, April 27-30, will include Harvard Arts Medal ceremony honoring actor John Lithgow; a special performance showcasing achievements of alumni/ae and student artists; Performance Fair featuring over 100 live performances and interactive art-making; and an afternoon of jazz-almost all family friendly and free of charge! (more...)

BWW Review: SMART PEOPLE in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 27, 2017

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Marilyn Matheny Marsden Releases 'Always Love'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

'Always Love': a prayerful reflection on creation, the wonders of our physical world, the Holy Spirit and God's love which sustains all. 'Always Love' is the creation of published author Marilyn Matheny Marsden, the eighty-nine year old wife of a retired Methodist pastor who is passionate about helping others enjoy a firm believe in God. (more...)

BWW Review: PLAYHOUSE CREATURES Shows How Far We Haven't Come in 400 Years, at CoHo Productions
by Krista Garver - Mar 23, 2017

PLAYHOUSE CREATURES is a funny and heartbreaking look at what life was like for a woman in theatre during England's Restoration period. Sadly, it wasn't much different from today. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL Learns the Truth About Her Star-Crossed Lover, Mon-El of Daxam
by Nicole Ackman - Mar 21, 2017

On this week's episode of Supergirl, Kara finally learns that Mon-El is the prince of Daxam and she isn't too pleased. When his parents, including guest star Teri Hatcher, come to Earth to retrieve him, Mon-El is forced to face up to his lies. Meanwhile, Lyra gets Winn in trouble with the law and it turns out that Kara wasn't the only one being lied to… (more...)

Washington Stage Guild to Close 30th Season with 'BACK TO METHUSELAH'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Washington Stage Guild will celebrate the end of its 30th Anniversary Season with Back To Methuselah: As Far As Thought Can Reach, the final episode in its multi-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's visionary cycle of plays about humanity's destiny. (more...)

Technavio Reveals Cost Saving Opportunities for the Order Fulfillment Services Market
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

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IN THE BEGINNING JOHN CHAPTER ONE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

In Edward A. Figueroa's new book, In the Beginning John Chapter One ($40.99, hard cover, 9781498467070; $30.99, paperback, 9781498467063; $9.99, eBook, 9781498467087) the purpose for the reader is twofold. One, to improve the Christians walk by eliminating concepts and ideologies of who Jesus Christ is, thus improving the Christian's walk with God. Two, to help non-Christians have a better understanding of who they are and why God wants them in His kingdom. Figueroa hopes that readers discover how much delight Jesus has in them according to Proverbs 8:31, and how precious they are to God according to Psalms 139:17 and 18. Also to discover the mysteries of wisdom that God wants to impart to them in achieving a successful walk with Him, despite the trials and disappointments that life brings us. This wisdom also gives readers knowledge of who the enemy is, and how to overcome him. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Examine Song Lyrics
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jan 31, 2017

Have you ever heard the expression, 'nice house, nobody home?' Often, we use that phrase as a way to describe singers who make pretty sounds, but fail to capture our imagination on the stage. To be a singer in the theater, it's a very rare performer who can communicate to an audience and make them feel something; however, it is the most essential quality a performer can possess to work in this business. (more...)

World's No 1 Golfer Lydia Ko Teams Up With Coach Gary Gilchrist
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

HOWEY-IN-THE HILLS, Fla., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The #1 ranked women's golfer Lydia Ko has officially partnered with Gary Gilchrist. After spending over a month at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy at Mission Inn Resort & Club, Ko feels confident in the new team she has built in the off-season, including having Gilchrist as her new swing coach. (more...)

Enea AB - Annual Statement 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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Bonded Logistics Celebrates 45th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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BWW Review: THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Vaudeville Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Feb 8, 2017

Following a stint at London's Park Theatre and a UK tour, the revival production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band has a brief run on the West End; it takes over from Dead Funny in the Vaudeville prior to Stepping Out. Revolutionary when it first premiered on Broadway in 1968, it still has the potential to shock today - making its presence more important than ever. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHO'S TOMMY at the Warner Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 6, 2017

When the first electric chords of the Warner Stage Company's THE WHO'S TOMMY reverberate through the Warner Theatre in Torrington, CT, the audience knows they are in for something different. And TOMMY delivers - it rocks, and deftly tackles the difficult task of bringing an iconic piece to life on the stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Pacific Northwest Ballet Offers Valentine to Seattle with CENDRILLON
by Erica Miner - Feb 6, 2017

'Magical' is the optimal word to describe this production, seen for the first time at PNB (more...)

Gate Theatre Announces Extension For GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Gate Theatre today announces an extension for its critically acclaimed, smash-hit production of George Brant's Grounded which is returning to the Gate following two previous sell-out runs.  The production, starring Lucy Ellinson, now runs for an extra week until 25 March.  (more...)

RAMFit Announces Limited Launch of Fitness Roller, March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

RAMfit will be doing a limited launch of their RAMroller product In the Beginning of March 2017. The launch is intended to get the product into the hands of fitness innovators who can make the best use of the versatility of the product. 'Our products are made with less and designed to do more,' stated RAMfit owner and inventor Dermot McArdle. 'Our mission is to use the fewest possible materials to create fitness products that last for as long as possible and have as many uses as possible.' The companies premiere product, the RAMroller, is made of solid rubber created from used car tires. Unlike typical foam rollers, the RAMroller weighs between 6kg (13lb) and 10kg (22lb), making it highly durable and useful for strength, conditioning, and power, in addition to recovery and myofascial release exercises. 'The RAMroller never looses its shape and never needs to be replaced, making for huge cost savings for gyms, teams, trainers, athletes, and anybody else who operates in the world of fitness,' stated Dermot McArdle. 'Better yet, it can be used for rotational drills, high intensity training, slamming exercises, throwing exercises, and much more.' RAMfit also offers the RAMboard, a 100% recycled balance board that pairs with any RAMroller. The board can be used as a typical balance board and can also be used for balance enhancing strength and partner drills. The RAMfit.com website contains hundreds of exercises and workouts that utilize both the RAMroller and RAMboard. The RAMfit company is based in Co Monaghan, Ireland and offers all of their products for purchase in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. The company has recently partnered with MegaMad Industries to promote both their products and training programs around the world. 'I've used some very innovative products in the past, but few have reached the level of functionality and durability that the RAMroller has reached,' stated Mark de Grasse, owner of MegaMad Industries. 'The fact that the product is made from 100% recycled materials makes it unlike any product I've used in the past.' Mark de Grasse is the former editor and owner of My Mad Methods Magazine and the original Chief Fitness Officer of Onnit Labs. He helped create the Onnit Academy and Onnit Academy Level One Certification and currently partners with innovative fitness companies to bring their products to market. RAMfit products are typically purchased by athletes, military/fire/police organizations, sports teams, gyms, strength and conditioning coaches, and physical therapists. Current customers include devonfitcamp, the Ministry of Defence, PureGym, and Sports Medicine Ireland. RAMfit began distribution in the United States in January 2017 and is currently looking for distributors. Check out the product at http://www.ramfit.com/ (more...)

BWW Interview: Cast and Creatives of CityRep's MR. BURNS Discuss the 'Average, Everyday, Post-Apocalyptic, Mind-Bending' Oklahoma Premiere Production
by Ronn Burton - Feb 23, 2017

CityRep presents the Oklahoma premiere of the Off-Broadway hit MR. BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY. Members of the cast (Bob Hess, Kris Schinske, and Paul T. Taylor) and creative team (Donald Jordan and Daniel Leeman Smith) sat down with BroadwayWorld to discuss the relevance and delightful absurdity of their upcoming show, opening this week and running through March 5th. (more...)

William McChesney Releases GABRIEL GUILFORD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

William McChesney, a Vietnam Veteran, previous realtor, retired golf course owner/manager, traveler, gardener, avid reader, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Gabriel Gifford: Judge, Jury and Executioner': a gripping and potent story of the old west and the history of the United States. Follow along as war Veteran, Gabriel Gifford, pursues a new adventure and takes on an unexpected life. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Explore the Immigrant Experience with IN TO AMERICA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company will continue its 2016-17 Season, an exploration of the American Dream, with the world premiere of IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. (more...)

XLI Technologies, Inc. is Not Going Out of Business
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

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BWW Review: FENCES Charges In at the Pollard Theatre
by Ronn Burton - Feb 17, 2017

The Pollard Theatre Company continues their 30th Anniversary season with August Wilson's FENCES. The Pollard production opens on the heels of the Oscar-nominated film adaptation starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Comparisons to the current movie are inevitable, but Pollard's production holds its own thanks to sound performances from the lead performers. (more...)

Chris Casey Releases CRAZY TRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Chris Casey, a graduate from UC-Davis with a B.S. in engineering, has completed his new book 'Crazy Train': a thrilling and dynamic young adult novel with twists and turns at every angle. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

Director Talks PTSD, Female Veterans and More in SOLDIER BEE, Set to Screen at Winter Film Awards Indie Festival
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Winter Film Awards' Walter Howard interviewed director Alex Hardy about the making of the film about the effects of PTSD on a female veteran. (more...)

Griffin Theatre Company Announces Casting for World Premiere of IN TO AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce the 13-member cast of its world premiere IN TO AMERICA, a 400-year journey through the immigrant experience, written by Artistic Director Bill Massolia (Letters Home) and directed by Dorothy Milne. (more...)

Director, Designer, & Performer Resign Over Failure to Diversify Casting
by Julie Musbach - Apr 8, 2017

Calgary Opera is In the Beginning steps of staging SOUTH PACIFIC, and the casting process has caused an uproar within the production. According to The Globe and Mail, special advisor to the company Bob McPhee says they are struggling to find an actress of Asian descent to play the role of Bloody Mary, one of the lead Tonkinese characters. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is Stunning!
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 6, 2017

Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann…what do these four people have in common? An insane amount of songwriting talent! A history filled with awards. And a story worth telling through their melodies and lyrics. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra Concert
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 5, 2017

On Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM, Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra will celebrate popular music of the 1980's with a concert entitled 'You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party' at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. To get DC audiences ready for the party, vocalist Patrice Covington shared some of her favorite 80's songs with BWW. (more...)

American Portfolios Financial Services Officially Launches its 2017 Connections Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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Artist, DJ and Producer Dillon Francis Debuts 'Say Less' Featuring G-Eazy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Platinum-selling artist, DJ, and producer Dillon Francis today released his highly anticipated new single 'Say Less' featuring G-Eazy. The track is available everywhere today and is the first official release on Francis' own IDGAFOS record label (more...)

Comedy Central Greenlights New Late Night Series Hosted by Jordan Klepper
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Jordan Klepper will be bringing his Daily Show persona to 11:30 p.m. with a new late night talk show premiering this fall, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. The Daily Show companion will air Monday-Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, beginning this fall. (more...)

SKF First Quarter Report 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2017-2018 season at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Concerts At St. Thomas Presents St. Thomas Choir Of Men And Boys, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm Concerts at Saint Thomas presents the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys in their final concert of the season featuring a rare performance of George Shearing's Songs and Sonnets from Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: What Every Pregnant Ninja Needs to Know About Their Fitness by Amanda Ting
by Mark Fisher Fitness - Apr 24, 2017

Historically, women have been advised to stop exercising when they became pregnant, with many physicians and healthcare professionals treating pregnancy as an illness or disability. Women were also told to increase their caloric intake, creating a system set up for elevated maternal weight and subsequent obesity. DA FUQ? (more...)

Cleveland Play House Launches New CPH Theatre Academy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Cleveland Play House today announced the new CPH Theatre Academy, an ambitious lineup of educational classes being offered to the public, including an updated variation of the renowned youth theatre troupe, the Curtain Pullers. (more...)

BWW Review: Heavenly Performance of JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Apr 1, 2017

Through JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, I was very happy to visit ancient Egypt and experience this family-friendly show with catchy numbers at Dreamhouse Theater that just - simply put- leaves you feeling good. (more...)

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