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Based on the book The Inner City Mother Goose by Eve Merriam

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, Helmed by Michael Arden
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens this Saturday, Sept. 13, at Inner City Arts in downtown L.A. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CBS to Air Interfaith Special CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION, 10/5
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION, a CBS Interfaith Special, looks at how the faith community is helping returning citizens and their family members put their lives back together after incarceration. This special broadcast will be on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Oct. 5 (check local listings). (more...)

Ryan Kavanaugh Extends Continued Support To Israel
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Ryan Kavanaugh, Founder and CEO of Relativity made four personal donations in the amount of $25,000 each to the Anti-Defamation League, America's Voices in Israel, Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), and Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, toward Hadassah Medical Organization. Kavanaugh made the donations on the heels of an op-ed recently published by 'The Hollywood Reporter' voicing his support for Israel. (more...)

Lumen21 Selected for CIOReview 100 - '100 Most Promising Technology Companies' List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

ORANGE, Calif., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Lumen21, an award-winning global technology firm specializing in compliance and technology, has made the CIOReview 100, a list of the '100 Most Promising Technology Companies.' (more...)

Scholastic To Publish Illustrated Poetry Book For Kids By Nick Cannon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced today that it will publish an illustrated poetry book for children by celebrity entertainer Nick Cannon in March 2015. 'Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems' will cover a diverse range of kid-friendly topics including funny, silly, gross, heartwarming, as well as serious poems, and will also include a number of illustrations created by Cannon himself. Additionally, the book for kids ages 7 and up will feature black-and-white illustrations by acclaimed street artists whose works have been shown around the world including Art Mobb (aka Michael Farhat), Califawnia (aka Fawn Arthur), Captain Kris (aka Kristian Douglas), Morf (aka Jack Fish), Queen Andrea (aka Andrea von Bujdoss), MAST, and Mike P. The publishing deal was developed by D. Christopher Jennings and Robert Caruso, founders of Impact Republic, Nick Cannon's Ncredible Entertainment, and Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Scholastic. (more...)

Scholastic to Publish NEON ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK AND OTHER POEMS by Nick Cannon, 3/2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced today that it will publish an illustrated poetry book for children by celebrity entertainer Nick Cannon in March 2015. “Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems” will cover a diverse range of kid-friendly topics including funny, silly, gross, heartwarming, as well as serious poems, and will also include a number of illustrations created by Cannon himself. Additionally, the book for kids ages 7 and up will feature black-and-white illustrations by acclaimed street artists whose works have been shown around the world including Art Mobb (aka Michael Farhat), Califawnia(aka Fawn Arthur), Captain Kris (aka Kristian Douglas), Morf (aka Jack Fish), Queen Andrea (aka Andrea von Bujdoss), MAST, and Mike P. The publishing deal was developed by D. Christopher Jennings and Robert Caruso, founders of Impact Republic, Nick Cannon's Ncredible Entertainment, and Debra Dorfman, Vice President and Publisher, Scholastic. (more...)

BWW Blog: NYNW Theater Festival Finalist Advises 'Write What You Know'
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 2, 2014

When it comes to writing, there's a well-known adage that advises, 'write what you know.' Three years ago, I embraced that age-old wisdom and set out to write my first play. (more...)

Scoop: CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION on CBS - Sunday, October 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Sep 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on CRIME, PUNISHMENT & REDEMPTION, airing on CBS on Sunday, October 5, 2014! (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Judith Ann Abrams: A Dreamer With a Magic Touch
by Sally Henry - Sep 18, 2014

Broadway and West End producer Judith Ann Abrams has been involved with multiple ground-breaking and multi-award-winning shows in the last 15 years. But when talking to her, it is clear that her passion really lies in a crazy dream she had at age 23 that gained her notoriety in the Broadway community: the Pixie Judy Troupe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Deaf West and Michael Arden Discover a New SPRING AWAKENING
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 17, 2014

Director Michael Arden gives the word discovery new meaning in a spectacular production of Steven Sater (book & lyrics) and Duncan Sheik's (music) Spring Awakening based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play. Arden, who has had a long partnership with Deaf West that goes back to Big River, which played in LA and on Broadway, stages the controversial musical in a triangular black box at the Inner City Arts complex in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thought Provoking THE SUNSET LIMITED at None Too Fragile
by Roy Berko - Sep 17, 2014

Cormac McCarthy, the author of 'The Sunset Limited,' which is now on stage at none too fragile theatre, probes, in his script, the topics: Why would someone want to commit suicide? Why does one person turn to religion when angst-filled, while another rejects the concept of a deity? Is traditional education a negative or positive influence in dealing with problems? What is the meaning of life? Can a person change from killer to saint? It probes the decisions to end one's life, as well as human suffering. (more...)

BAFTA Announces Scholarship Recipients In UK and US
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the names of 21 students in financial need who will receive scholarships to study in the UK or US through the BAFTA scholarship programmes in the UK, Los Angeles and New York. (more...)

Chuck Prophet's New Album 'Night Surfer' Streaming at Esquire
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Night Surfer, the thirteenth studio album for acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Chuck Prophet, is now streaming in full exclusively at Esquire. (more...)

Mama Foundation to Stage WE ARE! in Rep with ALIVE!, Begin. 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Mama Foundation for the Arts presents WE ARE!, an original family musical about and starring the acclaimed Gospel for Teens Choir. Conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro (the creators of MAMA, I WANT TO SING), and directed by Mr. Wydro, WE ARE! will be performed (in repertory with other Mama Foundation musicals) at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 W. 127 St.) this Fall on the following dates: Saturdays, October 11 at 2 pm, Saturday, October 25 at 2 pm, and Saturday, November 8 at 2 pm. Tickets to WE ARE! are $35 and can be arranged by calling the Mama Foundation for the Arts at 212-280-1045, or online at SmartTix.com. (more...)

ESPN Announces Fall Slate for 30 F0R 30 Documentaries
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

ESPN Films today revealed the films that will make up its fall 2014 30 for 30 slate. The series will return for a six-week run Tuesday nights on ESPN beginning October 7, with one additional film in December. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens tomorrow, September 13, at Inner-City Arts in downtown L.A. Click below to watch a new promo for the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Performs 'Unconditional Love' on Good Day NY
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh from Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, performed 'Unconditional Love' on this morning's 'Good Day New York.' (more...)

Motus Global Releases Baseball Swing Mechanics App With Virtual Coaching from MVP Andrew McCutchen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

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55th Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Programme Including 13 World Premieres, 25 September – 12 October
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival will stage 27 world-class productions across 21 different venues in Dublin city and suburbs this September and October. As always the range of work will be eclectic, bold and diverse, offering spectacular, large-scale presentations, intimate performances and theatrical firsts to appeal to both seasoned theatre-goers and first-time audiences alike. (more...)

Fulfillment Fund To Honor Ryan Kavanaugh, Founder And CEO Of Relativity, At The 20th Anniversary Of The Stars Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Fulfillment Fund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping Los Angeles students overcome obstacles to achieve a college education, will honor Ryan Kavanaugh, Founder and CEO of Relativity, with the Tom Sherak Award at the Stars 2014 Benefit Gala on October 14 th at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Matthew Newton to Direct NO ONE ASKED ME at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

NO ONE ASKED ME, a new play inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC high school students, will premiere this summer as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival. Written by Kate Ballen and directed by Matthew Newton, NO ONE ASKED ME is an insider's look at the intimate human struggle behind the current political debate in Congress around the Dream Act. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: OSU Music Alums, Teachers, Parents Sound Off on Marching Band Sex Scandal - Is Jon Waters a Scapegoat?
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 25, 2014

As BWW reported yesterday, The Ohio State University has fired Band Director Jon Waters citing 'serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band.' The findings showed that conduct of the band and staff 'is inconsistent with the University's values and Title IX requirements.' (more...)

Doug Pray's LEVITATED MASS to Premiere at Landmark's Nuart Theater, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

First Run Features announces the worldwide theatrical premiere of Doug Pray's latest documentary, Levitated Mass, at Landmark's Nuart Theater in Los Angeles, on September 5, 2014. Produced by Jamie Patricof and Electric City Entertainment (Half Nelson, Blue Valentine, The Place Beyond the Pines), Levitated Mass will follow its Los Angeles opening with runs in New York and other cities. (more...)

Long Beach Opera to Present 'I WAS LOOKING AT THE CEILING,' 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

An earthquake romance. A genre-defying song play. With a score by leading contemporary composer John Adams and a libretto by the late poet June Jordan, I was looking at the ceiling and then I saw the sky was written as an homage to the 1994 Northridge earthquake. Now, 20 years later, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission presents the Southern California premiere, performed by Long Beach Opera. LBO artistic director Andreas Mitisek conducts a concert staging at the Ford Amphitheatre on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the Ford's Zev Yaroslavsky Signature Series. (more...)

'EGO' by Ormond Curl is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Atlanta (more...)

Win Chance for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Set Visit
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is auctioning off a rare opportunity to visit the production set of the groundbreaking Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black (more...)

NO ONE ASKED ME Set for FringeNYC, 8/8-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC presents NO ONE ASKED ME, a new play by Kate Ballen, inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC high school students. Matthew Newton directs a cast of nine including Octavia Chavez-Richmond, Ashlee Danielle, Gary De Mattei*, Alaina Fragoso, Corneilus Franklin, Jessica Maria Kight, Veda Kumarjiguda, Terra Mackintosh*, and Jihan McKenzie. Performances will be stated at Venue #2: The Flamboyan Theatre at the Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street (bet. Rivington and Delancey). *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association. AEA Approved Showcase. (more...)

Imogen Stubbs, Ronni Ancona, Michael Schaeffer and More to Star in LITTLE REVOLUTION at the Almeida This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Imogen Stubbs, Clare Perkins, Ronni Ancona, Lucian Msamati, Barry McCarthy, Michael Shaeffer, Rez Kempton and Bayo Gbadamosi will star in the new play LITTLE REVOLUTION by Alecky Blythe at the Almeida Theatre from August 26, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - New Tyler Perry Drama IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG Coming to OWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On the heels of OWN's popular series “The Haves and the Have Nots” comes Tyler Perry's new primetime drama “If Loving You is Wrong,” premiering on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (more...)

Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, Starring Saul Williams, Will Close on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur, will close on Sunday, July 20 at the Palace Theatre. As of that date, the musical will have played 38 regular performances and 17 preview performances. HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME began previews June 2 and opened June 19. (more...)

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Producer Raising $5M to Keep Show Open
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Broadway's Holler If Ya Hear Me opened to mixed reviews last month, but lead producer Eric L. Gold won't let that affect the show's open-ended run at the Palace Theatre. He recently told Variety that he hopes to raise another $5 million to keep the new musical open until ticket sales improve. When asked how long the show will remain, Gold told Variety: 'It's week to week right now. It can't tell you if it'll be two weeks or two months. It's an expensive game, and I'm the guy carrying the load financially. I made a rookie mistake by underestimating how much capital was necessary, but I'm tenacious.' (more...)

Dr. Paul Carter Releases COUNTRY DOCTOR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

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Michael Arden to Helm Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING with Choreographer Spencer Liff This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

The multiple Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of Spring Awakening, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, is set to receive an innovative, immersive production performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English. Presented by Deaf West Theatre in association with The Forest of Arden, Spring Awakening opens Sept. 13 at Inner City Arts in downtown L.A. (more...)

BWW Recaps: Weapons of Class Destruction on New TEEN WOLF
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 5, 2014

Greetings Cyclones Fans! We are back at Beacon Hills High for another attack by the Benefactor and his Minions but before we jump into a contagion, let's look back and what we were left with last week. Derek and Malia and just discovered a big bunch of dead wolves in the woods, Meredith 'killed herself' (not convinced), D-E-R-E-K unlocked the final code for the kill list and the most unsettling teaming since Rachel and Joey, Kate and Peter have formed a truce of sorts so she can learn control and he can gain power. Flawless plan as always, Peter. (more...)

VIDEO: Animals Flee Farm in SHAUN THE SHEEP Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

From Aardman, the creators of Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, SHAUN THE SHEEP THE MOVIE is coming to cinemas worldwide from Spring 2015! Watch the new teaser trailer to see Shaun and The Flock on their hilarious adventure in the Big City! (more...)

Tickets to Commonwealth Shakespeare's SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY On Sale this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will celebrate its 20th year with a 'home run' gift to the City of Boston on September 19, 2014 (7:30pm), - Shakespeare at Fenway. This is a first-ever event of this kind to be presented at a major league ballpark. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Community Links' REVOLUTION FARM, Playing at Newham City Farm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In Revolution Farm, a brand new adaptation of Animal Farm, writer James Kenworth takes Orwell's classic satire and gives it a fresh, contemporary twist, injecting its timeless tale of a revolution that went wrong with a gritty, urban, in-yer-face language perfectly suited to being staged on one of London's longest established and largest Inner City farms, Newham City Farm, Stansfeld Rd, London E6 5LT. Revolution Farm will run for eight performances between Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 August. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

MARIAH CAREY Announces 'The Elusive Chanteuse Show' World Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

On the heels of her most critically acclaimed album of her career, "Me. I am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse," best-selling female artist of all time Mariah Carey embarks on a world tour entitled "The Elusive Chanteuse Show." (more...)

Honorary Off-Off-Broadway Awards to be Presented in IT Awards Ceremony, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

Deborah Edick Bumpus Releases SHE DANCED ALONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

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OWN Announces New and Returning Series for September
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the network's fall premiere schedule, which includes two new original series plus all-new episodes of returning favorites beginning this September. (more...)

UST Global Wins Double Honors at the Global Brand Excellence Awards 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

ALISO VIEJO, CA - UST Global, an information technology solutions and services company for Global 1000 enterprises, announced today that it has been conferred with the Global Brand Excellence Awards, in two categories, at the World Brand Congress the single largest rendezvous of best brains behind some of the world's most successful and sought after brands held in Singapore recently. (more...)

Jack Perry, Jr. Releases 'The Other Side of Anger; A Son's Search for Peace'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

ATLANTA, GA - Jack Perry, Jr., former military brat, police officer, US Army Commander, and now esteemed private-sector businessman, teacher and public speaker, announced today the release of his first book, 'The Other Side of Anger; A Son's Search for Peace.' (more...)

Urban Group Properties Join DAE Portfolio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

DAE, the leading worldwide holiday exchange provider, has expanded its rental portfolio by joining with Urban Group Properties, adding new accommodation options in capital cities around Australia. (more...)

Red Pipe Gallery to Present SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Red Pipe Gallery presents a debut solo exhibition by Los Angeles based painter Charles Swenson entitled SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST. For this series of work, Swenson uses toy soldiers as models, photographs them, and creates the paintings from those photos. The resulting images are wistful, sad and stoic, while slightly disturbing. These compelling paintings are meant to honor all soldiers but also call in to question the abstractions of war and what constitutes service. The edgy and contemporary art in the SOLDIERS IN OUR MIDST series, occupy a space between nineteenth century portraiture and more recent pop art - using the toy models and treating them as though they are real people. (more...)

NJTV Announces Third Health-Themed Town Hall Program: Overcoming Childhood Trauma
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced it is taping the third program in its health-themed town hall series in Camden for broadcast this fall. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with James Earl!
by Ken Womble - Aug 1, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Jose Llana! (more...)

Australian Actor Matthew Newton Directs NO ONE ASKED ME at NY Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

NO ONE ASKED ME, a new play inspired by the true stories of undocumented immigrant NYC high school students, will premiere this summer as part of the 18th annual New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Explore the Backdrop of THE GIVER with African Travel, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Hollywood's latest sci-fi thriller paints the picture of a seemingly idyllic community that has gone to great lengths to protect its dark and painful past. “The Giver,” set for release on August 15, boasts an impressive cast including Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift and Katie Holmes, who filmed primarily in the striking South African cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg. While the script depicts a society deprived of colors and memories, in actuality these areas vibrate with a kaleidoscope of hues and history. Walk in the footsteps of your favorite actors and experience the brilliance of South Africa with African Travel, Inc. on a variety of completely customizable itineraries! (more...)

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