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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

Michelle Miller Joins Boston College's Theatre DepartmentMichelle Miller Joins Boston College's Theatre Department
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Accomplished actor, singer, arts educator, filmmaker and activist Michelle Miller, a 1998 graduate of Boston College, joins the University's Theatre Department this academic year as the Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts. (more...)

Trent Kowalik, Jackie Burns and More Set for New Musical LUCIFER at Bowery Event Space This OctoberTrent Kowalik, Jackie Burns and More Set for New Musical LUCIFER at Bowery Event Space This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The story of the Bible according to the Devil. God, known as 'The Boss,' has tasked five diverse angels to head up his most ambitious project yet -- creating the world in just seven days. (more...)

Dr. Wayne Dyer Dies at Age 75Dr. Wayne Dyer Dies at Age 75
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

CARLSBAD, Calf., Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D.,was an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development and spiritual growth. Over the span of his four-decade career, he wrote 42 books, 21 of which became New York Times bestsellers, and this wide readership earned him the affectionate nickname of 'the father of motivation' among his fans. Dr. Dyer's message reached across all markets, generations, and cultures. Even though the self-help industry has seen many new thought leaders emerge in recent years, Dr. Dyer continued to be a pioneer in this ever-expanding field up until his passing. (more...)

New Contemporary Ballet, TREE OF CODES, to Make U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory, 9/14-21New Contemporary Ballet, TREE OF CODES, to Make U.S. Premiere at Park Avenue Armory, 9/14-21
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

A major new and immersive contemporary ballet-collaboratively imagined by choreographer Wayne McGregor, visual artist Olafur Eliasson, and award-winning producer/composer Jamie xx-makes its U.S. premiere at Park Avenue Armory this September. Inspired by Jonathan Safran Foer's enigmatic and eponymous novel,Tree of Codes distorts conventional perceptions of space and time, through manipulation of light, reflection, sound, and movement. The work will be performed by a company of soloists and dancers from the Paris Opera Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor. (more...)

Students from LeAp OnStage to Premiere Works This WeekStudents from LeAp OnStage to Premiere Works This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Students from 10 NYC public schools, whose plays will be published by renowned publisher Samuel French, will showcase their original plays and perform them at the Pearl Theatre as part of the LeAp OnStage program. LeAp OnStage, created by Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp), immerses 500 underserved and culturally isolated public school students in an interactive and comprehensive theater program. Since 2006, LeAp OnStage has transformed the lives of over 4,000 inner-city middle school and high school students, by inspiring youth to actively engage with the arts and opening up college and career opportunities in theater. (more...)

Keith Morrison Releases END GAME AND PRETTY GIRLKeith Morrison Releases END GAME AND PRETTY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

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Houston's Psyco Sid Releases New Video for 'Psyco'Houston's Psyco Sid Releases New Video for 'Psyco'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the 'Psyco' Music Video by Psyco Sid. This visual presentation is currently available to view on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

HBO to Host Annual Short Film Award & 3rd Annual Comedy Wings CompetitionHBO to Host Annual Short Film Award & 3rd Annual Comedy Wings Competition
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

HBO, the founding sponsor of Film Life's American Black Film Festival (ABFF), will once again have a major presence at the premier urban event, which will be held for the second consecutive year in New York City on June 11-14, 2015. (more...)

38th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-2638th Bay Area Playwrights Festival to Showcase 7 New Theatrical Works, 7/17-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Playwrights Foundation's 38th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) runs July 17-26, 2015 at the Tides Theatre in San Francisco. BAPF 2015 builds on the festival's historic legacy of innovation in theater that then moves to theaters across the country. (more...)

Leah Duncan Releases JUST ANOTHER WOMANLeah Duncan Releases JUST ANOTHER WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

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B. Bostic Shares Struggles of Inner-City Kids in New ReleaseB. Bostic Shares Struggles of Inner-City Kids in New Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

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HOPELESS Set for Planet Connections Theatre FestivityHOPELESS Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Dare Tactic announces the premiere of HOPELESS, written and directed by Vinny Eden Ortega, as part of the 6th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, June 15th through July 12th at the Paradise Factory. (more...)

BET Looks Into World of Male Exotic Dancers in New Drama CHOCOLATE CITY, Premiering TonightBET Looks Into World of Male Exotic Dancers in New Drama CHOCOLATE CITY, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Ready for the Real Magic? BET Networks brings the heat with the world television premiere of the sensuous drama “Chocolate City” on June 10 at 8pm ET. “Chocolate City” gives an inside look into the world of male exotic dancers. (more...)

Sandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION FestivalSandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater has just announced the cast of its 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including GREY'S ANATOMY star Sandra Oh and Broadway legend Andre De Shields. (more...)

Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1Curious Theatre Company to Present THE BROTHERS SIZE, 7/11-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Curious Theatre Company continues Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brother/Sister Plays, a trilogy set deep in the Louisiana Bayou that follows one close-knit community across generations as they come of age through trials of heartache, love and kinship. (more...)

BENT LILIES Reveals Life of Women in 1950s AustraliaBENT LILIES Reveals Life of Women in 1950s Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Margaret McGuigan debuts in the literary world with a story of women and Australian history cleverly combined. Her novel, 'Bent Lilies' (published by Xlibris AU) follows two women whose lives are back-dropped in 1950s Australia. (more...)

Breaking News: SPRING AWAKENING Will Open at Brooks Atkinson Theatre This Fall for 18-Week RunBreaking News: SPRING AWAKENING Will Open at Brooks Atkinson Theatre This Fall for 18-Week Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs) announced today that Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2007, will play a strictly limited Broadway engagement at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with previews beginning on Tuesday, September 8 and opening night set for Sunday, September 27. The show will run 18 weeks only, through Saturday, January 9, with no extension possible. It will be performed simultaneously in American Sign Language and spoken English by a cast of 27. Deaf West was last represented on Broadway with the triumphant production of Big River in 2003. (more...)

Matti Baybee Releases New SingleMatti Baybee Releases New Single
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the 'Shout Out To My Jeweler' Single by Matti Baybee. This hot new track is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. With production credits from ISM Beats, 'Shout Out To My Jeweler' is the first single off of Matti Baybee's upcoming project 'So Abnormal 2' The Mixtape. (more...)

Luke Perry Stars in UP Movie WELCOME HOME, 9/13Luke Perry Stars in UP Movie WELCOME HOME, 9/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Starring and executive produced by Luke Perry, the UP Premiere Movie Welcome Home tells the story of a writer who returns from vacation to find that a homeless mother and her two children have been squatting in his house, with nowhere to go. (more...)

Dr. Andrew Manley Releases URBAN BULLYDr. Andrew Manley Releases URBAN BULLY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

LOS ANGELES, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Author, Dr. Andrew Manley pens his second book entitled, 'Urban Bully.' With its controversial and much anticipated release, Dr. Manley provides a birds-eye view into the 'Bully Syndrome' that plagues our nation's schools. With well over 22 years experience with troubled teens in the inner-city of South Los Angeles, CA., Dr. Manley in this compelling work explains the social dysfunctionality that haunts our society and how it manifests through bullying. (more...)

Joe Murphy to Direct Luke Wright's First Show at Edinburgh FringeJoe Murphy to Direct Luke Wright's First Show at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Soho Theatre Associate Director and nabokov artistic director Joe Murphy is to direct the first theatre show from leading poet Luke Wright. The show will have its world premiere at the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next MonthJuan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago.  (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Whole Lotta Theatre Goin' OnCRITICS' CHOICE: Whole Lotta Theatre Goin' On
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 23, 2015

Theater in Tennessee has never been busier nor has it been more diverse than what you'll find onstage this weekend throughout the Volunteer State. From frothy and fun summer musicals that are sure to make you think - like All Shook Up at Chaffin's Barn and A Chorus Line at Cumberland County Playhouse - to new plays from Shawn Whitsell (his latest, Songs For Our Sons, premieres at Darkhorse Theatre on Friday night) and emerging playwright Che Pieper (his new script based on the book The Man With the Light in His Window debuts at The Theater Bug this weekend)…the magic of live theater is all around you…even in this heat and humidity! So pull your seersucker suits and sundresses out of the closet, get all gussied up and make your way to the relative cool of a darkened theater for some midsummer magic! (more...)

National Nonprofit, 'How I Decide,' Teams Up With Neuroscientists To Research Video Games To Enhance Decision-Making Skills In TeensNational Nonprofit, 'How I Decide,' Teams Up With Neuroscientists To Research Video Games To Enhance Decision-Making Skills In Teens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

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Garth Brooks unveils Child Life Zone at Texas Children's HospitalGarth Brooks unveils Child Life Zone at Texas Children's Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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Breakin' Convention at Blumenthal Performing Arts Sets LineupBreakin' Convention at Blumenthal Performing Arts Sets Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Blumenthal Performing Arts has announced the talent headed to Charlotte for Breakin' Convention, the international hip hop dance festival created by London's Sadler's Wells, coming to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts Oct. 9-10. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: It's A Big Weekend OnstageCRITICS' CHOICE: It's A Big Weekend Onstage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 16, 2015

And Sondra Morton, Jayme Smith and co. (that would be Act Too) stages their company's latest work at the historic Franklin Theatre - The Sound of Music - starring Kimberly Rye as Maria, Cameron Bortz as Rolf and the inimitable Matt Baugher as Georg Von Trapp. Check it out! (more...)

Anola Pickett, Author of CALLAHAN CROSSROADS, Talks About Her Experiences as a WriterAnola Pickett, Author of CALLAHAN CROSSROADS, Talks About Her Experiences as a Writer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Anola Pickett, author of the newly released book 'Callahan Crossroads' took time out of her busy schedule to chat about how she realized she wanted to be a writer, the differences and similarities in how America's home front reacts to war, and what the her pastimes are away from the keyboard. (more...)

Spike Lee's CHI-RAQ is First-Ever Amazon Original Movie; Jennifer Hudson to StarSpike Lee's CHI-RAQ is First-Ever Amazon Original Movie; Jennifer Hudson to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Amazon Studios today announced that Spike Lee's next major film (working title, Chi-Raq) is the first-ever Amazon Original Movie produced. (more...)

Author Anola Pickett Talks New Book CALLAHAN CROSSROADSAuthor Anola Pickett Talks New Book CALLAHAN CROSSROADS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Anola Pickett, author of the newly released book 'Callahan Crossroads' took time out of her busy schedule to chat about how she realized she wanted to be a writer, the differences and similarities in how America's home front reacts to war, and what the her pastimes are away from the keyboard. (more...)

Dr. Mary White Williams Releases UNTIL DEATH DO US PARTDr. Mary White Williams Releases UNTIL DEATH DO US PART
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

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BWW Reviews: BRING IT ON, THE MUSICAL at Arts Center of Cannon CountyBWW Reviews: BRING IT ON, THE MUSICAL at Arts Center of Cannon County
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2015

Truth be told, one of my favorite movies is Bring It On, the story of competitive cheerleading starring Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku, Jesse Bradford and Gabrielle Union - and if I had a dollar for every time I've uttered the phrase 'Brrr…it's cold in here, there must be some Toros in the atmosphere' to my dog following a particularly frigid winter stroll at nighttime...well, I'd be rich. That should give you some indication of how much I love the movie, which has gone on to inspire several sequels and one Broadway musical. (more...)

Relive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway RunRelive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway Run
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 1, 2015

The 'Song of Purple Summer' might be heard - and seen - once more on Broadway. (more...)

UPDATE: SPRING AWAKENING Revival Officially Headed to NYC; Casting Notice Posted!UPDATE: SPRING AWAKENING Revival Officially Headed to NYC; Casting Notice Posted!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Just last month, BroadwayWorld brought you news that Spring Awakening might be heading back to New York. And now an Equity casting notice has confirmed that Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's musical is officially headed to NYC, but no word yet on whether the show will end up on Broadway. (more...)

LOOKING's Frankie J. Alvarez Among Lineup for The 52nd Street Project's HERE. ME. NOW. This MonthLOOKING's Frankie J. Alvarez Among Lineup for The 52nd Street Project's HERE. ME. NOW. This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. For its One-on-One series, the its cornerstone acting program, the Project takes a group of ten kids out of town to a country retreat for a week in the summer. Each child is assigned a playwright who is charged to write a musical specifically for that child. The shows are rehearsed over the course of the week and performed informally for the community in the retreat setting. Upon returning to Manhattan, the plays are performed at the Project's Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, NYC), supported by professional designers and crews who volunteer their services. (more...)

SHOUT! to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20SHOUT! to Premiere at Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival, 9/12-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

'SHOUT! The Drama of an Invisible Black Man of a Certain Age in the Last Days of Political Correctness' is a play for one man written by noted African-American playwright Henry Miller and performed by noted opera singer Arthur Woodley. Its world premiere will be presented September 12 to 20 by Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. (more...)

49th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Nominees to be Announced Live49th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Nominees to be Announced Live
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

For the first time, the highly-anticipated announcement of the final nominees for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” will be carried across several ABC properties on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Delivering the news from New York City will be Kelsea Ballerini and Steven Tyler.  (more...)

Sydney Fringe Festival Sets Full 2015 Lineup!Sydney Fringe Festival Sets Full 2015 Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Sydney Fringe Festival has released details and opened ticket sales for the full 2015 program, presented from 1 until 30 September at 50 partner venues across inner Sydney. The vibrant program includes more than 300 ticketed productions, spanning theatre, music, comedy, visual art, film, cabaret, musical theatre, dance, circus, literature and poetry. (more...)

The New Museum Releases Schedule of Upcoming Exhibitions for Fall 2015The New Museum Releases Schedule of Upcoming Exhibitions for Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Currently, the New Museum is presenting the first major New York surveys of work by Sarah Charlesworth (through September 20) and Albert Oehlen (through September 13) as well as a new Lobby Gallery installation by Leonor Antunes (through September 6) and an exhibition co-curated with Taipei Contemporary Art Center (through September 6). The Museum is pleased to announce our schedule of exhibitions, residencies, and initiatives for 2015/2016 below. Please note, additional shows for spring 2016 will be announced this fall.   (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - All-New Trailer for SHAUN THE SHEEPVIDEO: First Look - All-New Trailer for SHAUN THE SHEEP
by Movies News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Below, get a first look at the all-new trailer for the stop motion comedy SHAUN THE SHEEP. The film hits theaters on August 7th, 2015. (more...)

SCANDAL's Jeff Perry to Helm A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance This FallSCANDAL's Jeff Perry to Helm A STEADY RAIN at the Alliance This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that The Alliance Theatre's upcoming production of A STEADY RAIN, a contemporary crime drama by writer and producer Keith Huff (Mad Men, American Crime), will be directed by Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (who currently plays White House Chief of Staff Cyrus Beene on ABC's SCANDAL). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE at the Storefront TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE at the Storefront Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago.  Tickets are currently available at tix.com. For additional information, visit www.theadventuresofdonchipotle.com. The press performances are Saturday, August 29 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, August 30 at 2 pm.  (more...)

Tanne Foundation Announces 2015 Artist Award RecipientsTanne Foundation Announces 2015 Artist Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Tanne Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2015 awards. (more...)

FirstEnergy Foundation Contributes $10,000 to Inner City Tennis ClinicsFirstEnergy Foundation Contributes $10,000 to Inner City Tennis Clinics
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $10,000 to Inner City Tennis Clinics of Cleveland (ICTC) to support programs that provide local children the opportunity to develop skills both on the tennis court and in the classroom. (more...)

Director Michael Arden Discusses Historical Context In Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENINGDirector Michael Arden Discusses Historical Context In Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2015

'We're trying to say something about what was happening in deaf culture at the time, a very dark time in deaf history.' (more...)

NYC'S Top Charter School Launches New Online Education ToolNYC'S Top Charter School Launches New Online Education Tool
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

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Gloria Freeman Joins Hennepin Theatre Trust's BoardGloria Freeman Joins Hennepin Theatre Trust's Board
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the election of Gloria Freeman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Minneapolis-based Olu's Home, Inc. and Olu's Center, to its Board of Trustees. Freeman joins a board with extensive experience in the arts, philanthropy, politics, communications, real estate, corporate business, law and finance. Trustees serve staggered three-year terms and help move forward the Trust's mission. (more...)

Review Roundup: 1980s Hip-Hop is Brought to Life in STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTONReview Roundup: 1980s Hip-Hop is Brought to Life in STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
by Tess Reynolds - Aug 14, 2015

In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. (more...)

Comma Zero Releases 'Boss' Music VideoComma Zero Releases 'Boss' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the 'Boss' Music Video by Comma Zero. The new visual project is currently available to view on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. 'Boss' was Directed and Edited by M-A-T of Doin' Me Ent. (more...)

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