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

PGA TOUR Superstore Announces $5,000 Grants to The First Tee of Denver and Green Valley Ranch to Deliver Educational Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

PGA TOUR Superstore has announced a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Denver and a $5,000 grant to The First Tee of Green Valley Ranch to deliver educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. (more...)

DAUGHTERS OF THE DRAGON is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Daughters of The Dragon - A Comfort Woman's Story, a new novel from Minnesota-based author William Andrews, seeks to expose Americans to Japan's forced sexual enslavement of women during WWII euphemistically called comfort women. The Japanese government, headed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, appears to be moving to deny the atrocity. NYTimes article on Japan's move to revisit the comfort women situation. (more...)

Instructure Awards $100,000 in K-12 and Higher Education Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Instructure today announced at SXSWedu in Austin, Texas, the winners of Canvas Grants, a program that awards $100,000 in education grants to spur technological innovation from within the education community. The program provides $50,000 for K-12 initiatives and $50,000 for select projects in higher education. (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre to Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Concert, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

For the second time in its 25-year history, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is gathering alumni for a benefit concert, so the non-profit theatre may remain 'fee-free' to its mainstage performers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ruhl's STAGE KISS is Sweet, Sexy and Screwball
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2014

You never know what might happen when two actors are assigned to kiss each other on stage. (more...)

Mark Wahlberg Hosts 27th ANNUAL KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated actor/producer Mark Wahlberg (Transformers: Age of Extinction) will take the stage as host of this year's ultimate kid experience, Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, airing live tonight, March 29 (8-9:30 p.m. ET/PT, tape delayed for West Coast). (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Star in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE Off-Broadway, Begin. 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with the second play of 'The Ed Bullins Project' dedicated to the pioneer of the Black Arts Movement and one of America's most important and influential playwrights: The Fabulous Miss Marie, first produced in 1971 at the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem will begin performances April 17th and continue through May 18th, with opening night set for May 1st. Woodie King Jr directs a cast that features Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman ('Sesame Street') along with Toccarra Cash, Michael Chenevert, Ugo Chukwu, Aaliyah Habeeb, Beethovan Oden, G. Alverez Reid, Ashley C. Turner, and Brittany N. Williams. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to Present LUMENOCITY, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Following the startling success of LumenoCity last summer, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is expanding this groundbreaking free concert experience for the community in Cincinnati's Washington Park on August 1, 2 and 3, 2014, by adding a third performance, and presenting an all-new visual and musical program. The event promises heart-pounding musical performances, stunning animation projected onto the façade of historic Music Hall, and a few surprises. The inaugural LumenoCity in 2013 drew record crowds to Washington Park and took the social media world by storm with over two million impressions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Described as a 'tipping point' by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the community-wide event brought 35,000 people over two nights to a former dilapidated park in the Inner City, amplifying the revitalization of Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Washington Park, the City's burgeoning creative community and its reputation as a major cultural center in America. (more...)

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Presents LUMENOCITY, 8/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Following the startling success of LumenoCity last summer, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is expanding this groundbreaking free concert experience for the community in Cincinnati's Washington Park on August 1, 2 and 3, 2014, by adding a third performance, and presenting an all-new visual and musical program. The event promises heart-pounding musical performances, stunning animation projected onto the fac?ade of historic Music Hall, and a few surprises. The inaugural LumenoCity in 2013 drew record crowds to Washington Park and took the social media world by storm with over two million impressions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Described as a “tipping point” by the Cincinnati Enquirer, the community-wide eventbrought 35,000 people over two nights to a former dilapidated park in the Inner City, amplifying the revitalization of Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, Washington Park, the City's burgeoning creative community and its reputation as a major cultural center in America. (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

For the second time in its 25-year history, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is gathering alumni for a benefit concert, so the non-profit theatre may remain 'fee-free' to its mainstage performers. (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre Alumni Benefit Concert Set for this Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

For only the second time in its 25-year history, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is gathering alumni for a benefit concert at the Herberger Theater Center today, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Mama Foundation for the Arts to Present WE ARE! at Dempsey Theater on Saturdays
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Mama Foundation for the Arts presents WE ARE!, an original 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! is now performing in repertory on Saturday afternoons at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 W. 127 St.). 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...)

Valley Youth Theatre Alumni Benefit Concert Set for this Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

For only the second time in its 25-year history, Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) is gathering alumni for a benefit concert at the Herberger Theater Center on Saturday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Play the Spencer, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

With a pulsing persistence of rhythm, a show about rival juvenile street gangs in 1950s New York changed Broadway musical theatre forever. On March 31, the musical masterpiece 'West Side Story' comes to the Spencer to make history once again. (more...)

California CEO Magazine: Peabody Engineering On The Path For Growth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Peabody Engineering Owner Mark Peabody told California CEO Magazine about how his family's firm found a goldmine of human capital, and an outstretched helpful hand from the City of Corona in Riverside County, CA. (more...)

Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin & More Set for Tribeca Film Festival Talks
by Movies News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup for the 2014 Tribeca Talks® and Tribeca Innovation Week's Future of Film series. (more...)

Dr. Jeanne Sheffield Releases GOD'S BEST IS ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

When Dr. Jeanne Sheffield began teaching music to children living in the Inner City in Memphis, Tenn., she knew it was going to be difficult. It was, but it also gave her an idea. (more...)

Military Veteran Sean P. Hoggs Writes Autobiography THE BASTARD CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Sean P. Hoggs learned at an early age that we cannot allow our socioeconomic background or tough start in life to define who we are - and he should know! At age 16, he set out to change a life riddled with drugs and crime, moving from one friend's house to the next, determined not to end up in jail or, even worse, dead! (more...)

Mama Foundation for the Arts' ALIVE! Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The Mama Foundation for the Arts announces their musical production, ALIVE!, a musical celebration of a generation featuring a full company of performers who are age 55 and over; at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 W. 127 St.). ALIVE! Is playing in repertoire with the Harlem Musical Theatre Series. Conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro, and directed by Mr. Wydro. 'Real people, telling real stories!' The cast of ALIVE! is comprised of everyday, 'ordinary' citizens from all walks of life; people with amazing talent, who never realized their desire to perform live. Each cast member now taking center stage, proves that it's never too late to live a dream. ALIVE! features a unique blend of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop music - songs that served as a soundtrack for this generation. Through the music, and through authentic stories and testimonies, the ALIVE! cast tell how it used to be, and how life could be going forward . . . at any age. They are ALIVE! . . . and kickin.' (more...)

P M. Don's "The Capitol of California: Raymond Buchannon" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

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Edie Falco & More Set for 52nd Street Project's OUT ON A LIMB, 4/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-ten year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and director-dramaturgs, and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Edie Falco and other accomplished actors, working with directors including Felix Solis and James Yaegashi, will perform in Out on a Limb: Plays that Branch Out, the Project's newest Playmaking show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kathleen Chalfant, Cynthia Nixon and More at Epic Theatre Ensemble's 2014 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Cynthia Nixon (Sex & the City) and Liza Lapira (Super Fun Night) honored Kathleen Chalfant (House of Cards) on March 10, 2014 at Epic Theatre Ensemble's Annual Gala to raise money for Shakespeare Remix, an arts education program benefiting Inner City school kids. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Presidio Helps Bridge the Gap for Inner City Music Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

GREENBELT, MD - For years children in inner-city schools have had to deal with mounting economic pressures and challenges. Given this, Presidio is pleased to announce sponsorship of the annual Urban Entertainment Institute's Bridging the Gap Concert that took place March 5, 2014. (more...)

REVIEW: GUILT, LIES AND LUST Brings Fresh Energy to Evergreen Theatre
by Caroline Sposto - Mar 10, 2014

In Shakespeare's day, actors performed for boistrous crowds that ate, drank, cheered heroes, booed the villains and shouted occasional quips at the stage; poetic soliloquies moved the dramas forward. To my astonishment and delight, I found a modern day urban equivalent in Guilt Lies & Lust 2. (more...)

Inner City South Presents GUILT, LIES AND LUST 2, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

When everyone has something to hide, how far will they go to protect their secrets? A sequel from the poetic minds of Inner City South, 'Guilt, Lies and Lust 2' delivers more deception, scandal and betrayal. (more...)

Entrepreneur Magazine Partners With Fame & Philanthropy's Post Academy Awards Celebration To Support Community Inspiring Today's Youth (CITY)
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/  Entrepreneur is thrilled to announce its corporate sponsorship of Fame & Philanthropy's inaugural post celebration of the 86 th Annual Academy Awards. The event will raise money for charitable organizations, including Community Inspiring Today's Youth (CITY), and will take place Sunday, March 2 at the Vineyard Beverly Hills. (more...)

Sean P. Hoggs's Autobiography, THE BASTARD CHILD: A STORY OF HOPE, RESILIENCY AND PERSEVERANCE is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

At how many turning points in your life have you been offered a helping hand? Sean P. Hoggs tells us they were few and far between in his autobiography The Bastard Child: A Story of Hope, Resiliency and Perseverance (Author House Publishing). (more...)

Courtney Lewis Named Assistant Conductor of New York Philharmonic's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Courtney Lewis, age 29, has been named New York Philharmonic Assistant Conductor beginning in September 2014. Current Assistant Conductor Case Scaglione, age 31, will be promoted to Associate Conductor, also to begin in September 2014. They will assist Music Director Alan Gilbert and all guest conductors throughout the season, and will lead educational events, including School Day Concerts and Young People's Concerts. Joshua Weilerstein, who has been Assistant Conductor along with Mr. Scaglione since September 2011, will conclude his tenure as Assistant Conductor at the end of the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Shannon Keller Elected to Valley Youth Theatre Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Shannon Keller, managing director of The Artigue Agency, has been voted to a three-year term on the Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) Board of Directors. (more...)

New Book Offers Insight Into Drugs, Addiction and Murder
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

'Addiction on Trial: Tragedy in Downeast Maine' by Steven Kassels is a unique medical murder mystery legal thriller that entertains audiences and educates readers through the realistic depiction of the struggles of addiction. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Love is Love in Inner Circle Theatre Company's R+J EQUAL LOVE
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 19, 2014

Inner Circle Theatre Company explores the essence of love in its debut production, R+J EQUAL LOVE, directed by Casey Kringlen and adapted by Kringlen and Liz Nolan. In two acts, each slightly less than an hour, they tell the love story of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet twice, with two women in the title roles in the first act and two men in the roles in the second. (more...)

Memphis is a Great Town for Theatre!
by Caroline Sposto - Feb 18, 2014

Some of my smartest Memphis Callboard colleagues put their heads together and made a list of ALL the local theatre companies in Memphis. Some are community efforts, others are professional, all contribute to making our ever-growing arts community so much fun! (more...)

Wildcat: The Movie "Hard Work, No Excuses"
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Growing up in the inner-city of Norfolk, VA–an almost forgotten recession town with unemployment above the national average–the Wildcats have had to overcome a lot in their short time on earth. (more...)

LA Puppet Fest Continues this Weekend with Theatre, Workshops & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

LA Puppet Fest 2014, back for its second year, is a city-wide celebration dedicated to sharing and promoting the art of puppetry through performances and workshops. Taking place from April 1 - 13, spanning from Santa Monica, West Los Angeles to West Hollywood and Hollywood, LA Puppet Fest promises to offer entertainment and educational activities with something for everyone. Over 25 events are scheduled, many appropriate for children and families, as well as adult only programs. www.LAPuppetFest.com (more...)

Jazz Foundation of America to Host 23rd Annual Jazz Loft Party CIRQUE DU JAZZ, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Jazz Foundation of America will host the 23rd Annual Jazz Loft Party 'Cirque du Jazz' on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 7:00 pm - Midnight at Hudson Studios in New York City. (more...)

Aspiring Astronaut Crowdfunds for Space-Filled Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Middle-school student Alyssa Carson, who goes by the astronaut call sign 'Blueberry,' has turned to crowdfunding for the latest efforts in her dream of seeing the stars. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Remy Zaken & Randy Jones to Star in World Premiere of THE ANTHEM Off-Broadway, Begin. 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

JJJ Productions in Association with Culture Project and Aaron Grant Theatrical, Inc have announced that the world premiere of THE ANTHEM, an original musical lovingly inspired by the classic Ayn Rand Novella, 'Anthem', with a book by Gary Morgenstein, music by Jonnie Rockwell and lyrics by Erik Ransom will begin previews on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Off-Broadway at Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theatre on 45 Bleecker Street. This musical helmed by Rachel Klein officially opens on Thursday, May 29, 2014. Spiderman's JASON GOTAY, Spring Awakening's REMY ZAKEN and RANDY JONES of The Village People lead a cast of theatrical favorites in this rollicking sci-fi musical, featuring an expansive aerial and circus environment, about a revolt of the young against an evil state. (more...)

Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Award-winning slam poet, actor, singer, musician Saul Williams (Slam), Christopher Jackson (After Midnight), Saycon Sengbloh (Motown The Musical, Fela!), Ben Thompson(Matilda), John Earl Jelks (Radio Golf - Tony nomination), Joshua Boone (Brownsville Song [b side for Tray] at Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dyllon Burnside ('Prison Break') and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, Play On!) will star in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'red, black and GREEN: a blues' at the Terrace Theater
by Andrew White - Apr 7, 2014

Marc Bamuthi Joseph and the Living Word Project have combined rap, spirituals and dance to create an unforgettable show red, black, and GREEN: a blues (RbGb) that explores the challenges and ironies of an urban artist who gets deputized to help 'Green' an Inner City that is already under siege from its traditional challenges, and perhaps the greatest challenge of all-gentrification. Because the show represents the fruit of four separate projects staged in four cities, it has the feel of an intimate travelogue. (more...)

Thomas McInerney Wins the iGATE CEO Golf Cup 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Seals Victory with a Solid Birdie Putt and a Tap in Par; Donates Prize Money to Habitat for Humanity (more...)

THE TREWS to Release Self-Titled Nettwerk Debut Digitally 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Since the release of their highly celebrated debut House of Ill Fame (2003), The Trews have gained a reputation as one of Canada's most electrifying live Rock bands. (more...)

"The Rise from Poverty to Prosperity" By Kerwin Liverpool is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

John Quincy Adams once said, 'If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.' Author Kerwin Liverpool has lived by those words, and he shares his journey from humble beginnings through adversity to the realization of his dreams in his new memoir, 'The Rise from Poverty to Prosperity' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

Palace Theatre to Add Stadium-Style Seating for This Summer's HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Louisa Brady - Apr 22, 2014

According to the Wall Street Journal, audience members seated in the orchestra of the upcoming Broadway musical, 'Holler If Ya Hear Me,' will have a movie-theatre-esque experience. The production is spending $200,000 to alter the arrangement of seats in the orchestra, with hopes of augmenting the theatre's sense of intimacy. (more...)

Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Rehearsals for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur begin today, Monday, April 21. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 4/7 for Broadway's Tupac Shakur Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Tickets go on sale this Monday, April 7 at 10am for HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical featuring the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Launch 20th SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY Season, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will celebrate its 20th year serving the community in 2015. It will kick off its anniversary season on September 19, 2014, with a once-in-a-lifetime gift to the City of Boston - Shakespeare at Fenway. This is a first-ever event of this kind to be presented at a major league ballpark. More information will be available later this summer at www.commshakes.org. (more...)

28 Angelinos Receive Quality Housing Due to the Efforts of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP and Inner City Law Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Attorneys from Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley and Inner City Law Center worked together to help 28 people living in slum housing conditions obtain not only monetary compensation for being forced to live in deplorable housing conditions, but also relocation benefits, and a full renovation of the building. (more...)

The National Gallery of Victoria Presents SUE FORD, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The ground-breaking work of Australian photographer and filmmaker Sue Ford will be explored in a major retrospective opening at the National Gallery of Victoria today, 17 April. One of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers, Ford is recognised for her inventive and unique approaches to the medium and passionate engagement with feminism and gender issues, contemporary politics and the histories of Australia and its Indigenous people. (more...)

THE BASTARD CHILD by Sean P. Hoggs is Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Sean P. Hoggs learned at an early age that we cannot allow our socioeconomic background or tough start in life to define who we are – and he should know! At age 16, he set out to change a life riddled with drugs and crime, moving from one friend's house to the next, determined not to end up in jail or, even worse, dead! (more...)

The National Gallery of Victoria Presents SUE FORD, 4/17-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

The ground-breaking work of Australian photographer and filmmaker Sue Ford will be explored in a major retrospective opening at the National Gallery of Victoria on 17 April. One of the most important practitioners to emerge in the wave of 1970s feminist photographers, Ford is recognised for her inventive and unique approaches to the medium and passionate engagement with feminism and gender issues, contemporary politics and the histories of Australia and its Indigenous people. (more...)

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