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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY)
243 West 47th St.

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

Chess in the Schools Celebrates 30th Anniversary with NYC's Largest Outdoor Tournament; 2016-17 Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

As New York City kids go back to school this September, Chess in the Schools celebrates three decades of empowering New York City's most underserved schools and students. (more...)

NASTY DREW AND THAT HARDER BOY: THE CASE OF THE PEEPSHOW PHANTOM To Play the Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

After a successful launch earlier this year (in THE MYSTERY OF THE FAMILY JEWELS), those meddling teen detectives Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy return in an all new evening that blends theater, comedy, mystery, drag, stripping -- and disco. NASTY DREW AND THAT HARDER BOY: THE CASE OF THE PEEPSHOW PHANTOM will begin performances September 9 at The Laurie Beechman Theater inside West Bank Cafe. (more...)

A.R.T./New York to Open Two State-of-the-Art Performance Spaces This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, New York City's leading service and advocacy organization for nonprofit theatre, today announced that in late November 2016 it will open the A.R.T./NEW YORK THEATRES, two affordable, state-of-the-art performance spaces located at 502 West 53rd Street - designed by award-winning architect Toshiko Mori - along with its selection of 21 nonprofit companies for the inaugural 2017-18 season. (more...)

PAC Man Cary Lee Peterson: Trump-Clinton Presidential Debate Was A Great Beginning to Change in America
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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BWW Review: MORAL IMPERATIVE Asks How Far Would You Go to Get What You Want?
by Shari Barrett - Sep 27, 2016

In today's world, many are passed over for promotion, often causing jealousy and bitter reactions to the person who does advance over you. But just how far would you go to get that job you want and feel best qualified for, at least in your own mind? And what if you feel that person in the positions above you was just so vile and wrong for the job that you became convinced the world would simply be a better place if that person was dead? Would you have a moral imperative to shove that individual over to the other side? That's the question posed by the new World Premiere mystery MORAL IMPERATIVE by L.A.-based playwright Samuel Warren Joseph, now onstage at Theatre 40 through October 17. (more...)

Actress and Activist Tahirah Stanley Launches Theatre for Peace Program
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Actress and activist, Tahirah Stanley has a busy season ahead of her. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

Camden People's Theatre Plays ALL THE RIGHT NOTES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Camden People'sTheatre 's brand new festival All the Right Notes brings together trailblazing work from the place where theatre and live music meet: it's a festival featuring not only theatre-makers whose work is driven by live music, but music acts whose work is audaciously theatrical, programmed in partnership with DJ and journalist Joe Muggs. They meet in the middle, splicing for your delight the hothouse thrill of live music and the buzz of inventive contemporary theatre. (more...)

Hole in the Wall Theater's Going To The Dogs! Presenting SYLVIA by A. R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

New Britain's Hole in the Wall Theater announces the first production of their 2016-2017 season- Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, opening on September 16th 2016 and running for four weekends. (more...)

Johnny Depp to Receive 'Rhonda's Kiss Healing And Hope Award' at Annual L.A. Concert Event
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Rhonda's Kiss, an organization that helps cancer patients in need, announces today that Academy Award-nominee Johnny Depp will be presented with the first 'Healing & Hope Award' at their annual concert event (more...)

Rosie's House CEO Chosen for Final National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Becky Ballard, Chief Executive Officer at Rosie's House, A Music Academy for Children, has been selected as the only Arizona representative for the fourth and final class of National Arts Strategies' Chief Executive Program. (more...)

Four Nations Ensemble Sets 2017 Series at Merkin Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

For the second year, the Four Nations Ensemble will make its home at Merkin Concert Hall to present three programs of chamber and vocal music by Bach and his contemporaries, from Handel to Couperin to Vivaldi. The programs, each on Monday evenings, will be held January 30, March 13, and May 8, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Global Icon Mariah Carey Announces Final Shows of '#1 TO INFINITY' at Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

International music superstar, Mariah Carey,has announced the end of '#1 TO INFINITY', her first two-year Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, with her final performance scheduled on May 13, 2017. (more...)

Atomic Data Among ICIC and Fortune's Inner City 100
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Enlightened, Inc. Awarded 4th Inner City 100 Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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2016 Fifth Star Awards Honor Black Ensemble Theater Founder Jackie Taylor and More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Jackie Taylor, founder and CEO of Black Ensemble Theater, will be honored with the Fifth Star Award from the City of Chicago and Allstate Insurance Company, at Millennium Park tonight, September 14 at 7 pm. (more...)

Peter Schuler Releases IN PURSUIT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'In Pursuit of God': a well-designed and insightful guide to becoming closer to God written with love for the Lord on every page. 'In Pursuit of God' is the creation of published author, Peter Schuler, a dedicated writer and author. (more...)

Curtis Foison Shares FROM AN ENLIGHTENED SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

'From An Enlightened Soul': a polished and captivating book of poetry spanning the author's life. 'From An Enlightened Soul' is the creation of published author, Curtis Foison, who was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from Central High School and received a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarship to Prairie View A&M University, where he graduated and received a commission in the United States Marine Corps. While serving in the Marine Corps, Curtis earned a master of arts degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University. Curtis has held several positions in management and human resources in business, nonprofit, and governmental entities. A long and successful career in helping people has been especially rewarding. His experience has given him some important insight into the human condition. Curtis is married and has three children and one grandchild. (more...)

Justin Tipping's Feature Debut KICKS Opens Theatrically 9/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Justin Tipping's feature debut KICKS opens theatrically on September 9th. Directed by Justin Tipping, who also co-wrote the script with Joshua Beirne-Golden, the film stars Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Kofi Siriboe, and Mahershala Ali. (more...)

KARTEMQUIN AT 50 to Celebrate Docs Exploring Social Justice at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present Kartemquin at 50, a major retrospective devoted to the not-for-profit documentary collective Kartemquin Films, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. (more...)

First Look - TBS Orders Digital Animated Series STORYVILLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

TBS, a division of Turner, has greenlit STORYVILLE, a new digital animated series co-created by OkayPlayer. (more...)

Scoop: Freeform - August Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Jul 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on Freeform - August Programming Highlights (more...)

Shows, Tastings Set for Fabulous Fox Theatre's Curtain Call Lounge This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Curtain Call Lounge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis' premier Champagne bar, is pleased to announce its August schedule entertainment and tasting classes. (more...)

Venard Cabbler Releases MESSAGES FROM A MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Venard Cabbler's new book, 'Messages from a Messenger: Transforming Poetic Principles Into Reality,' is a passionately crafted work that explores the ideas of self-identity and transformation. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre Announces 60th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Michigan's longest running, non-profit, professional theatre announces its 60th anniversary season. The Detroit Repertory Theatre continues its mission to produce indigenous, diversity centered theatre and democratize the arts from its legendary Inner City stage in the heart of Detroit. The plays include: The Realization of Emily Linder, Firepower, Capital, & Countdown to the Happy Day. (more...)

First Look - New Poster Art for Justin Tipping's KICKS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Directed by Justin Tipping and written by Justin Tipping and Joshua Beirne-Golden, the new film KICKS stars Jahking Guillory, Christopher Meyer, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Kofi Siriboe, and Mahershala Ali. (more...)

Marcus Hiles Dallas Real Estate Mogul Helps Disadvantaged Women Across Texas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

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BWW Review: HARRIET TUBMAN Comes to Life at The Evergreen Theatre
by Caroline Sposto - Jul 16, 2016

In 1849, a twenty-eight year-old former slave named Harriet Tubman risked her life to lead a group of other slaves to freedom. Over the course of ten years, she made an additional nineteen trips. She didn't lose any of her three hundred 'passengers' on The Underground Railroad. They called her 'Moses.' (more...)

LATITUDE FESTIVAL Takes Over the National Theatre's River Stage
by Marianka Swain - Jul 15, 2016

On 5-7 August, the National Theatre's River Stage welcomes Latitude Festival as they venture from their established Suffolk base to bring a heady mix of music, theatre, dance and literature to the South Bank for an unforgettable weekend of performances. (more...)

Andre DeShields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Heads to Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kim Lawson and Donica Lynn. CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. runs August 25, 26 and 27, 2016 at 8pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Contestant Terrian Releases Debut Single
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Back from the Farewell Season of American Idol, Terrian has returned to her roots in Memphis and is forging a musical path to inspire others. (more...)

A SPLOTCH OF RED: KEIR HARDIE IN WEST HAM Set to Open in Newham
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?From the same creative team as the acclaimed version of ANIMAL FARM staged on a real Inner City farm in Newham! A world premiere to be staged in Newham's libraries and Community Links' Neighbours Hall in Canning Town (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Turns Out for André De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld has your inside look at Chicago's celebration for Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens! Check out photos below! (more...)

THE VENICE GHETTO & BEYOND Exhibition on View This Fall/Winter at Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

?The Center for Jewish History will mark the 500th anniversary of the creation of the Venice ghetto in 1516 with a new exhibition that reveals the complex history of Jewish life in the Mediterranean world following the confinement of Venetian Jews to a walled-off section of their city. (more...)

WEEZER to Perform Los Angeles Concert to Benefit Rhonda's Kiss
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

RHONDA'S KISS--the organization which helps cancer patients in need--has partnered with the rock group WEEZER who will headline this year's benefit concert on Thursday, November 3 at The El Rey Theatre (5515 Wilshire Blvd) in Los Angeles.  Mark McGrath--musician/vocalist Sugar Ray and TV host--will be on-hand to emcee the evening. Tickets are available starting today (here) and at: www.rhondaskiss.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From the heat of urban insurrection in Baltimore, Maryland to the incandescent glare of New York's Great White Way, 'Jelly Belly' has many stories to tell. Through song, dance, and spoken word, join Victory Gardens Theater's Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow Andre De Shields in this riveting solo-performance as we follow this adventure from Inner City impoverishment to self-actualization. BroadwayWorld has your first look below! Check it out! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by two-time Tony nominee and Emmy winner Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson Jr. and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

2017 Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo to Expand to McNichols Civic Center Building
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The wildly successful Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo (DINK), will be expanding in 2017 to the beautifully restored McNichols Civic Center Building. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of André De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P.
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Broadway and Chicago star Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. (more...)

BWW Feature: Youth Repertory Theater Troupe of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Aug 19, 2016

Something's Happening On The West Side of Louisville (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE'S Antoine L. Smith to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its tenth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by Broadway Veteran Antoine L. Smith (THE COLOR PURPLE) on Monday, September 12th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Village Theatre's 16th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals
by Jay Irwin - Aug 17, 2016

Well it may have been hotter than blazes this past weekend but I managed to spend the weekend inside at one of my favorite events of the year, The Village Theatre Village Originals Festival of New Musicals. They presented concert stagings of five musicals still in the works. It's a great opportunity for the authors to get to see their shows in front of an audience and for us to get a sneak peak at amazing musical theater to come. Now as they are still being workshopped I can't really review any of them but I can tell you what I saw. (more...)

Broadway Arranger, Composer Sam Davis Set for THE AMAS SONG SALON Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Song Salon will offer a special presentation with four rising Broadway talents - Sam Davis (An American in Paris), Daniel May (Flower Drum Song), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act), and A.J. Shively (Bright Star) - who will explore the art of musical orchestrating and arranging. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

The Center for Jewish History Announces September and October 2016 Programs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Center for Jewish History has announced its September and October 2016 Programs. Highlights include programs focused on "Blood Libel;"  the 500th anniversary of the Venice ghetto;  a Berlin Films series; and a look at Rembrandt and the Jews. (more...)

Versa-Style Dance Company at Ford Theatre, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Versa-StyleDance Company fuses the vintage sounds of Motownand R&B with the exuberance of hip-hop - house, popping, locking, whacking and boogaloo - as well as salsa, merengue, cumbia and Afro-Cuban dance moves. Escape to the Ford Theatres for 'Box of Hope,' a joyous evening of L.A. street dance, spoken word and music under the stars on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Andre De Shields' New Work CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Comes to Victory Gardens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present Confessions of a P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. Confessions of a P.I.M.P. runs August 26, 27 at 8pm and August 28 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

AMERICAN PLEASURE Set for Release, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

'A brutal, painfully honest account of sexuality, vice, derangement of the senses... 'American Pleasure' is a love letter that punches you in the gut.' - Tyler Wintermute, MOA American Artist Judson Vereen is pleased to announce the release of his debut novel, 'American Pleasure.' 'American Pleasure' is a psycho-sexual first person narrative by American artist Judson Vereen. Set in San Francisco, the work explores exactly one year of the writers various personal struggles within a rapidly changing city. Judson, the books author and narrator, is a high school drop out resigned to Inner City bohemia. He gives a tell-all account of his various bouts with addiction, financial insecurity and uncontrollable sexual impulses, all while pursuing his training as an EMT, his 'only salvation.' His struggles are exacerbated when he becomes romantically entangled with the magnetic Lindsay Larson, a local budding Adult film star. The author falls in love with Lindsay, just as she gains notoriety in the world of hardcore pornography and extreme disgrace sex, throwing him into a whirlwind of turmoil, desperation and obsession. The author reveals thoughts on various themes ranging from urban vice, sexual humiliation, and recovery. The book is a reflection of the turbulent times in which it was written. Graphic content. Strong sexual themes. This is a pre-release announcement. The novel will become available for purchase November 11th, 2016. It will be available in paperback and e-book formats. If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with the author, write to: Tarantulapress@gmail.com More information for 'American Pleasure': Judsonvereen.com Americanpleasurenovel.com #americanpleasure (more...)

Sydney Fringe Festival Announces 2016 Program with a CALL TO PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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