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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.

Full Company to Set Sail in Lookingglass Theatre Company's MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. (more...)

BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD, Arts Theatre, 5 October 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Oct 6, 2016

Following a brief Off-Broadway foray in 2013, Murder Ballad makes its UK premiere at the Arts Theatre featuring an all-star cast of seasoned musical theatre performers. It is a 90-minute, sung-through rock musical with dangerous intentions. (more...)

Praxair Signs Long-Term Oxygen Supply Agreement with Brazilian Pulp Producer Fibria
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016


NFL Superstar Travis Kelce Set for CATCHING KELCE on E!, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

To help make some of these tough decisions, Travis has enlisted the help of his “boys” who know him best: his older brother, Philadelphia Eagles center, Jason Kelce, and his longtime manager, Aaron Eanes. (more...)

Razorgator and MyLucke Partner to Solve Parking Woes During This Season's Los Angeles Rams Games
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016


BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Examine the Lyrics
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Oct 4, 2016

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 who fail to capture our imagination on the stage. To be a singer in the theater, it's a very rare performer who can reach out to the auditors or the audience and make them feel something; however, it is the most essential quality a performer can embody if they want to work in this business. (more...)

BWW Review: SONG ABOUT HIMSELF is a Moving Examination of Communication
by Frank Benge - Oct 31, 2016

SONG ABOUT HIMSELF is Mickle Maher's latest play which is set in a dystopian future where viruses and malware have effectively destroyed the Internet. The populace had been so obsessed with social media that this destruction has left a world of people who communicate in little more than mumbles and broken descriptions of emojis. This fascinating piece would work quite perfectly as an episode of Black Mirror in that it is a look at a technical future gone horribly awry. It also is a clever use of Walt Whitman's Song of Myself, widely considered to be the first 'Poem of Chaos'. The world of Maher's play is clearly a world in chaos, and identity is a central theme of both works. SONG ABOUT HIMSELF uses extremely minimalist staging and Maher has created an original language that is part broken description of social media actions and part corruption of Walt Whitman's poetry. While familiarity with Whitman will enrich your experience, it is in no way necessary to the experience. (more...)

Nam Tai Property Inc. Reports Q3 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016


Amera Isla Solomon Releases FULL CIRCLE REVELATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Amera Isla Solomon, a spiritualist and devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Full Circle': a gripping and potent journey of mind and soul. This work captures the reasons behind current day travesties and the root of religion. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kevin James of THE ILLUSIONISTS on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Oct 27, 2016

Magic is something that entertains millions of people all over the world. There are no language barriers nor issues with interpreting the art. It's just an opportunity to be entertained by talented magicians for an unforgettable two hours. THE ILLUSIONISTS started out as a three-week engagement at Australia's famed Sydney Opera House. Five years later, it tours all over and plays to sold-out audiences wherever they go. Kevin James is one of the original magicians and gave BWW a glimpse into the world of making magic. (more...)

National Geographic Announces Extensive Global Rebrand Across Worldwide Media Platforms
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

From the top of One World Trade Center, National Geographic announced today an extensive global rebrand across the company's world-class media platforms, experiences and nonprofit organization. (more...)

Scoop: NYC-ARTS 11/3 - 11/24 Airing on THIRTEEN
by TV Scoop - Oct 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS 11/3 - 11/24, airing on THIRTEEN (more...)

Sebastian King Says YOU ARE AWESOME! in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Sebastian King marks his debut in the publishing scene with a new self-help book, 'You Are Awesome! Eight Practices to Unleash Your Extraordinary Self' (published by Balboa Press AU). Inspired from his life-changing experiences, this manual teaches readers how to lead a life that is an extraordinary expression of love and awesomeness. (more...)

BWW Blog: Monica Furman - Spotlight on Chapman Alum LeeAnn Dowd
by Guest Blogger: Monica Furman - Oct 20, 2016

This week has been a lot of schoolwork and rehearsals (the usual). So, I decided to interview one of my favorite humans who happens to also be in the theatre. LeeAnn Dowd was the first Chapman person I met; it was during the summer before my freshman year in NYC while she was interning. We instantly hit it off and she even came to one of our shows! During my freshman year I looked at LeeAnn, a senior at the time, as a role model; she started Cross the Line with another senior, Sierra Stenzel, the club that I'm leading now. Our outlook on theatre was very similar. We also went on to do ASTEP's Artist as Citizen Conference together, which was an incredible experience for us to share. Even though LeeAnn has graduated and moved to San Francisco, we still keep in touch and she graciously let me interview her for the blog. Hope you enjoy getting to know a recent post-grad perspective! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Monica Piper Chats Bringing NOT THAT JEWISH to NYC, Turning Her Stories into a Play and More
by Nora Dominick - Oct 20, 2016

Just ahead of her first preview off-Broadway, BroadwayWorld sat down to chat with the multi-talented comedian and writer Monica Piper to discuss her one-woman show NOT THAT JEWISH. (more...)

Thirteen's SECRETS OF THE DEAD Discovers Graveyard of Giant Beasts, 11/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Secrets of the Dead: Graveyard of the Giant Beasts, airingWednesday, November 2 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), opens a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth's history to reveal a world teeming with creatures seemingly familiar to us, but colossal in size. (more...)

THIRTEEN's 'Secrets of the Dead' Discovers a World of Colossal Creatures, 'Graveyard of the Giant Beasts' Wednesday, November 2 at 10 p.m. on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


Christopher Haydon Announces Final Season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season entitled Resist!, his final season as Artistic Director.  (more...)

San Francisco Dance Troupe to Present THE NATIVES ARE RESTLESS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 4, 2016) – 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 Palace of Fine Arts Theatre this Fall for four performances only (October 15–23) ofThe Natives Are Restless, a thrilling new reiteration of the troupe's iconic show that originally premiered in 1996. 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 four performances only at San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts (Bay & Lyon Streets). The performance schedule is as follows: Today, October 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m.; Today, October 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m. There is a one-hour family matinee designed especially for children and families scheduled for Sunday, October 23 at Noon. There will be an opening night champagne reception immediately following the performance on Today, October 15, as well as a benefit gala L?'au and silent auction on Today, October 22 at 5:30 p.m. Single tickets range in price from $35–$45 and are available through City Box Office at 415-392-4400 or online at (more...)

Nearly Half of U.S. Police Agencies Are Still Without Investigations Case Management Software, Research Survey Finds
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016


VIDEO: Corey Feldman Returns to TODAY to Defend Controversial 'Go 4 It' Performance
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Corey Feldman returned to TODAY following his much-discussed performance of the song "Go 4 It" in September. (more...)

BWW Interview: This is the Moment For Getting to Know Kelli O'Hara in Her Enchanted Evening
by Gil Kaan - Oct 12, 2016

Any Broadway musical aficionado will be very familiar with the mere mention of Kelli O'Hara. Since landing her first Broadway role in JEKYLL & HYDE in 2000, Kelli has become the go-to staple for strong, three-dimensional women - who just happens to possess the voice of an angel. Long overdue for her Tony Award recognition, her name was called for her role in THE KING & I. (more...)

The Food Film Festival's 10th Anniversary Adds New Chefs and Food
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

After already announcing a jam-packed line-up of tantalizing film and food for its 10th anniversary in NYC, The Food Film Festival is bringing you more. (more...)

OTI Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016


Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for New Hampshire (more...)

Savage Universal Presents New Grunge Classic Collapsible Backgrounds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016


BWW Review: JACQUES' ART NEST at National Dance Institute
by Amber Adams - Nov 4, 2016

'I want every child to have the highest level of arts education and you learn by doing, not by reading about it or seeing it on TV. Our children become the dancers. It changes how they see themselves,' Ellen Weinstein, Artistic Director of NDI. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

'God's Divine Love for Human Beings': a noble guidebook for how to follow God's righteous ways to inherit heavenly blessing and eternal life. (more...)

Tom Wilson, 'Biff' from BACK TO THE FUTURE, to Appear at World Comic Con New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Tom Wilson, who portrayed notorious bully 'Biff Tannen' in the Back to the Future trilogy, will make his first fan convention appearance in nearly 15 years when he attends Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (more...)

Finnair Adopts iOS Enterprise Apps from IBM to Accelerate Digital Transformation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016


New Power Plays Initiative Announced at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater launches Power Plays, an ambitious initiative commissioning and developing 25 new plays and musicals from 25 writers over the course of the next 10 years. With Power Plays, Arena Stage focuses Washington, D.C.'s unique theatrical voice on politics and power, amplifying the theater's role as a national center dedicated to American voices and artists, located in the heart of the nation's capital. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bryan Santiago's Passionate To Make Everyone Smile
by Gil Kaan - Nov 28, 2016

Now at the beginnings of the DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS WORLDS OF ENCHANTMENT national tour, Performance Director Bryan Santiago took some time from his polishing rehearsals to answer a few ICE-y questions for BroadwayWorld and myself. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY'S WEDDING at American Players Theater
by Scott Rawson - Nov 25, 2016

  Theater should have an effect on the audience, and this show does exactly that. We are told In the Beginning by Charlie (Nate Burger) that tomorrow is Mary's Wedding, tonight is a dream. (more...)

Spring-Green Lawn Care Welcomes Newest Franchise Owner Patrick Rentz
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016


NEXT Biometrics Announces 3rd Quarter Results; Details Outlook
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016


Caroline Shaw's 'Partita for 8 Voices' Vinyl + Remixes Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

New Amsterdam Records is proud to announce the first-ever vinyl edition of Caroline Shaw's seminal Pulitzer Prize-winning Partita for 8 Voices, performed by Roomful of Teeth. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTHERS AND SONS from Pandora Productions - Calm And Specific Truth
by Keith Waits - Nov 21, 2016

Playwright Terrance McNally has written some of the best plays and musicals of the last few decades, including Love, Valour, Compassion!and Ragtime. Most of his works have a piece of his life as a member of the LBGTQ community tied within the story. His Mothers and Sons, derived from his 10-minute play Andre's Mother, is firmly planted in themes that still haunt the community to this very day: the AIDS epidemic, equality, sorrow, acceptance, and happiness. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES - This Must-See Gots Lotza Swing!
by Gil Kaan - Nov 21, 2016

Aficionados of jazz, blues, or just good music; RUN, don't walk, to experience the world premiere of playwright Carol Eglash-Kosoff's WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES. A stunning combination of musical talents converge to sing, dance and emote the hell out of Eglash-Kosoff's story of jazz pianist/lyricist/arranger/composer Billy Strayhorn. (more...)

Thirteen's SECRETS OF THE DEAD Discovers Graveyard of Giant Beasts, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Secrets of the Dead: Graveyard of the Giant Beasts, airingToday, November 2 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), opens a window onto a previously unknown period of the earth's history to reveal a world teeming with creatures seemingly familiar to us, but colossal in size. (more...)

BWW Review: RATS Has Heart and a Few Twists in its Tail at Old 505 Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Nov 2, 2016

It was at the time nothing more than a media gaffe when a radio broadcaster called a garrison of Australian soldiers stationed in Libya 'rats in a trap'. In true Aussie spirit, the slight was transformed into a mark of pride and 'The Rats of Tobruk', known for their scavenging and tunnelling became legends of contemporary war story. It proved fertile ground for Writer/Director Chris Huntly-Turner, presenting Rats, a double feature at Old 505 Theatre in Newtown investigating the men on the battleground, and the women defending their homeland, Dirt and Moonshine respectively. (more...)

MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH to Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its Season with Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth, written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara. Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017. (more...)

FangDuoDuo Wins 2016 Red Herring Global Top 100 Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016


Render Media Reports 3,238% Growth, Ranks No. 33 on Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016


PRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

When an injured reindeer appears in a young girl's backyard, it sets the stage for a story filled with heart and hope in the new stage adaptation of the film Prancer, making its world debut on The Rose stage. The show, which opens Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 18, 2016, will showcase breathtaking puppetry and a heartwarming story to bring light to the holiday season.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - AMADEUS at West Orange High School
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Nov 17, 2016

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I don't listen to modern music. Because I'm a nerd, I like to listen to classical music, show tunes, and movie scores. So I was extremely excited to see West Orange High School's production of Amadeus. (more...)

2016 Georgia Music Award Winner Tawana Lael Debuts New Single 'Do Unto Lovers'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

On Friday, November 11, 2016, K.Y.D.A Entertainment has announced the release of Tawana Lael's New Single “Do Unto Lovers,” which is certain to satisfy the cravings of true R&B Lovers everywhere. (more...)

COM Community Theatre's Original Play Dives into History of Community College
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Laugh, explore College of the Mainland's history and discover how the best-laid plans can have unexpected results in a new original comedy Nov. 3-20 at COM Community Theatre. (more...)

Christopher Haydon Announces Cast for the UK Premiere of THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, Christopher Haydon, today announces the cast for the UK premiere of Danai Gurira's The Convert. Following the success of her critically acclaimed Eclipsed, which ran at the Gate in 2015, Gurira's The Convert will open the Gate's Resist! season, a series of plays about rebellion and revolution. (more...)

Miranda Lambert to Headline CBS's A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12/23
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

CBS today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert will headline the 18th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

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