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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

by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

HOUSTON, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'I'd like for you to think of adversity as simply stepping-stones to live the life of your dreams,' asserts Coach Michael Taylor, the author of Adversity is Your Greatest Ally. 'They are neither good nor bad, until you choose to label them as such.' (more...)

THE GENTRIFICATION CYCLE Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

?Samovar Subway Ensemble has announced a Hollywood Fringe Festival production of The Gentrification Cycle, two short plays written by G.D. Kimble and directed by Christina Cigala. Jen Tries Vacation and Locomotive Repair in Three Easy Steps will feature (in alphabetical order) Jon Gentry, Emily McLeod, Suzan Mikiel, Adam Tomei, Brian Wallace, Claire Winters, and Allison Youngberg. There will be five performances at the Dorie Theatre @ The Complex in Hollywood - Friday 6/3 at 7:30pm (press preview); Thursday 6/9 at 9pm; Thursday 6/16 at 7pm; Thursday 6/23 at 10:30pm; and Friday 6/24 at 6:45pm. Total running time will be 70 minutes. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre, whose acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has announced a crowd funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing on the 2016 Tony Awards, which are broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00pm EST. (more...)

NeON Arts Sets Upcoming Public Events Celebrating Student Work
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Department of Probation (DOP) today announced nine public events across all five boroughs of New York City in May and June celebrating creative work by members of the community as part of NeON Arts, a citywide arts education initiative. (more...)

CODE: 197 DWB Set for Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A World Premiere, Debut Solo Show Endeavor: June 4th (PRESS PREVIEW, 4 p.m.) June 10th 8:30 p.m. (OPENING NIGHT) June 16th 5:30 p.m., June 19th 6 p.m., and June 24th 10:30 p.m. (CLOSING NIGHT) All shows are 60 minutes and will be performed at Asylum @ Studio C, 6488 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater to Continue 40th Anniversary Season with THE MARVIN GAYE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor continues the 40th Anniversary Season (The Season of Greatest Hits) withThe Marvin Gaye Story (Don't Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend), written by Jackie Taylor and directed by Daryl D. Brooks. The Marvin Gaye Story (Don't Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend) will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, June 12 - July 10, 2016. The official press opening is Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 pm. Preview dates for the production are June 4, 5, 10 and 11. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of LINES IN THE DUST, 6/2-18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) has announced the regional premiere of Lines in the Dust by Nikkole Salter, directed by Beth Wood and featuring Kim Sias, Nicole Sumlin* and Skip Corris*. The show tackles the ripped-from-the-headlines issue of education inequality and tells the story of a mother committed to doing "whatever it takes" for her adolescent daughter to receive a quality education. (more...)

Radio One Names Jennifer Turec LaMontagne Regional Director of National and Corporate Sales
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016


BWW Review: HONKY Navigates the Murky Waters of Race, Rhetoric and Athletic Footwear
by Shari Barrett - May 17, 2016

In our modern online age where effective marketing can boost sales in designated markets, what is the difference between racial marketing and targeted marketing? Is an effective marketer really a racist in disguise or just a clever strategist who knows how to make the most money for his company's product? Such are the issues addressed in the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY written by Greg Kalleres and directed by Gregg Daniel for Rogue Machine in their new home at the Met Theatre. Taking a satiric look at the symbiotic relationship between bigotry and commercialism, HONKY is a socially-relevant comedy about different people, white and black, navigating the murky waters of race, rhetoric and athletic footwear. (more...)

UMe Marks 45th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' With 7-Album Vinyl Release
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

It's been 45 years since the release of Marvin Gaye's momentous album, What's Going On, May 21, 1971, on the Motown subsidiary Tamla Records. (more...)

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill Presents TWELVE ANGRY JURORS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill proudly presents TWELVE ANGRY JURORS adapted by Sherman L. Sergel based on the Emmy award-winning television movie Twelve Angry Men, the 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose for the CBS Studio One anthology television series. Twelve Angry Men was also a major motion picture, nominated for several Academy Awards and subsequently enjoyed great success on Broadway.  (more...)

Hawkwind Legend Nik Turner Prepares to Tour Europe, Japan & The US
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Turner, the inexhaustible saxophone and flute-playing co-founder of space rock legends Hawkwind, is set to complete a tour throughout Europe and Japan as well as a return Stateside for another tour this Fall accompanied by up-and-coming kraut/prog rock band Hedersleben. (more...)

Sundance Institute Sets Projects for Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs & New Theatre-Makers Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected 25 projects to participate in its Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs and new Theatre-Makers Residency, which will take place concurrently this summer in the mountains of the Sundance Resort in Utah. The confluence of these three artist development programs will provide Fellows the unprecedented opportunity to experience portions of the other Labs and will support a cross-pollination of creativity and personal expression across different storytelling forms. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch New Trailer for KICKS, Hitting Theaters This September
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Following a world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, Complex has debuted the NEW Trailer for KICKS, in theaters September 9! Check it out below! (more...)

MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE Wins Illuminate Film Festival Director's Choice Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise, a documentary about Dr. Angelou, a global symbol of peace, humility and freedom, received the Director's Choice Award at the third annual Illuminate Film Festival, June 1-5 in Sedona. (more...)

BWW Blog: Parker Hughes - Broadway Caliber
by Guest Blogger: Parker Hughes - Jun 6, 2016

Recently I spoke with an old friend of mine. We met when we both performed in a local theatre production of Cinderella. Being the high-class hipster wannabes that we are, he suggested we share a coffee and chat a while. So, I ordered myself a french vanilla and caught up with my buddy. He'd been up to a lot since he graduated high school, he told me, and that there was a delightful little community theatre by his apartment that he was dying to take me to. "Parker, they are sooo good! Their production of Rent was BROADWAY CALIBER!"  (more...)

BWW Review: LINES IN THE DUST - Riveting, Edifying and Upsetting at CPT
by Roy Berko - Jun 6, 2016

In 2011, Kelly Williams-Bolar served a 10-day jail sentence for illegally sending her children to a suburban school outside of her Akron, Ohio district. The sentence disqualified Williams-Bolar from getting her accreditation as a teacher. A storm of protests, both pro and con, quickly followed the sentence and a later pardon by the governor. (more...)

Harlem Quartet Coming to Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival (CCCMF), celebrating 37 years as Cape Cod's premiere presenter of summer chamber music, presents The Harlem Quartet in concert on Tuesday, August 16, 7:30 pm, at Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Falmouth Road, Cotuit. (more...)

Summer Stages: 2016 Summer Theater Offerings in Cleveland
by Roy Berko - Jun 3, 2016

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, July 8-August 14-Based on the 2000 Academy Award nominated film and the 2009 winner of 10 Tony Awards, it's the story of a young boy in a depressed mining town in England, who discovers his extraordinary gift for ballet, and gets admitted to the prestigious Royal Ballet School. (more...)

LA Opera Adds Five Members to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced that Alexis Deutsch-Adler, Penelope D. Foley, Kiki Ramos Gindler, Linda Pierce and Heinrich Schelbert have been elected to LA Opera's board of directors. (more...)

Pet Shop Boys Single TWENTY-SOMETHING Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2016

Pet Shop Boys premiere the new video for the reggaeton inflected Los Evo Jedis remix of the single “Twenty-something” on Noisey. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, June 26, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, June 26, 2016! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE by Rebecca Dzida shows us that teachers are just like actors ... the show must go on! All Miss C wants to do is teach, but situations outside the classroom keep getting in her way. The audience is the class! (more...)

HAILE KING RUBIE: SPEAKING COLORS Exhibition to Open New Gallery in Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

An exhibition of works by Haile King Rubie, a 26-year-old Harlem artist with Down Syndrome, will inaugurate the Clara Francis Gallery, a new Harlem art spot, July 27 to August 17, 2016. The exhibition, 'Haile King Rubie: Speaking Colors,' is primarily drawn from Rubie's 'art waves' of 2013 and 2015 and features contemplations of his otherwise inaccessible inner world. The new gallery space, located at 2070 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., is a welcome addition to Harlem's art district. (more...)

Heather Parcells Will Now Host Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its ninth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 6 time Broadway Veteran Heather Parcells (TUCK EVERLASTING) Monday, June 13th 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected 'aspiring artists & talented friends' at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence will have its World Premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival in August. The production is produced by the Award-Winning North Bergen, New Jersey Company, Strength Out of Shadows (SOS), utilizing visual, performing and media arts to create dialogue and change within their communities.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

R.A. Sales, a dedicated writer and impassioned author, has completed his new book 'Light of The Dove': a dynamic and compelling story of a mother desperate to lead her son to the right path in his journey of self-rediscovery. (more...)

Ardea Arts to Host Showcase Performances of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. BOUNCE is a free, non-ticketed event, open to the public. For more information, visit (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

BROOKLYN, N.Y., June 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ America's student loan debt has been rising at three times the rate of inflation and is now over $1.2 trillion. Politicians have known about this problem for over a decade but have been loath to do anything about it. Millennials have practically become indentured servants to student loans. However, the rising cost of college has nothing to do with a better education or rising professors' salaries. Instead, it has been driven by a luxury arms race colleges have engaged in, and 'bling' they have thrown at kids in order to attract the best students. (more...)

Surge Homes Real Estate Sales Surpass $12.3 Million in 90 Days
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016


Tribute to Sherman Brothers Set for Disney Hall, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?Lawyers and judges, who are more commonly heard in the courtroom, will be on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall making music together in perfect harmony while raising funds for those who cannot afford legal services. Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq. will lead the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic and its chorus, Legal Voices, dubbed "LA's Only Legal Orchestra & Chorus," in their 7th Annual Concert Extraordinaire on Saturday evening, June 18 at Disney Hall (111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles 90012). The Sherman Brothers' memorable Disney music and works by composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein will highlight the evening, with Legendary Songwriter Richard M. Sherman as a special guest. (more...)

Students from New York Public Schools Premiere Plays as part of LEAP ONSTAGE
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

Students from ten 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, a program created by Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LeAp). This program provided over 500 underserved and culturally inspired public school students the opportunity to participate in an engaging and comprehensive theater program. Since 2006, LeAp OnStage has transformed the lives of over 5,000 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...)

Character Comedian Vivienne Acheampong Makes Her Edinburgh Fringe Debut With RAINBOW CLASS
by Edward Baker - Jul 8, 2016

Character comedian and primary school teacher Vivienne Acheampong comes to the Edinburgh Fringe to debut her hilarious first solo show, Rainbow Class. (more...)

Spotlight to Sponsor National Youth Theatre's West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The National Youth Theatre (NYT) have announced that the UK's leading casting resource, Spotlight, is to sponsor industry performances for their REP cast in the West End this autumn. (more...)

COSTS OF LIVING and More Set for Village Theatre's 16th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Village Theatre is proud to announce the line-up for its 16th Annual Festival of New Musicals, taking place in Issaquah on August 12-14, 2016. (more...)

Daveed Diggs and Get Lit Players Celebrate Get Lit Rising at Drama Book Shop on 7/8
by Louisa Brady - Jul 3, 2016

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome the students, mentors and creators of Get Lit Rising for a performance and discussion on Friday, July 8th at 5:00PM. The event is free to the public.The Get Lit Players, a group of teens who use poetry to take on the world, will preview selections from their new collection of poetry. (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...)

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


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...)

Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Announces 2 Limited Engagements This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces its Fall 2016 slate of public programming, continuing its commitment to new work and original storytelling in the spirit of service and community-building. (more...)

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation Announces PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

West Palm Beach, FL – July 7, 2016)  The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation today announced the Talent Roster for the 5th annual PHYSICIANS TALENT SHOWCASE (PTS) that will be held at The Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, August 16 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Financial Slavery: The College Debt Sentence will have its World Premiere at The New York International Fringe Festival on August 21. The production is produced by the Award-Winning North Bergen, New Jersey Company, Strength Out of Shadows (SOS), utilizing visual, performing and media arts to create dialogue and change within their communities.  (more...)

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation to Present Irwin Solomon Jazz Quartet, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

This month's Music for the Mind concert will feature the Irwin Solomon Jazz Quartet at the Harriet Himmel Theater in CityPlace. (more...)

WITH A SONG IN MY HEART Coming to Palm Desert, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Singer and actress, Alison Freeman brings her one-woman show "With A Song In My Heart" to the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 2 PM. Joining her will be Bryan Miller on piano and tickets are $11 cash only at the box office that opens at 1 PM as part of Les Michael's Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

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