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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

Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino. Taking place May 30-June 23 in the mountains of Sundance Resort in Utah, the annual Lab supports the next wave of independent filmmakers exploring new ideas and shaping the future of storytelling. (more...)

Photo Flash: Comedians Lewis Black, Kathleen Madigan and More in The 52nd Street Project's LAUGHING MATTERS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On May 2nd, The 52nd Street Project held their annual benefit, LAUGHING MATTERS, Kids' Stand-up, Adults Deliver at the Edison Ballroom in New York. The raucous sold-out event hosted by comedians Lewis Black and Kathleen Madigan, was The Project's most successful to date with over 350 people in attendance, raising funds for the Project's academic and artistic mentoring programming. The 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. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Parc at Midtown Delivers 'Very Walkable' Lifestyle in Houston
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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ADVERSITY IS YOUR GREATEST ALLY is Released
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...)

Airfare from StorageMart Gives Lift to Canadians Who Go the Extra Mile
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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ON YOUR FEET!'s Jennifer Sanchez to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its eighth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran, Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET) on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected 'aspiring artists & friends' at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street. (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

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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...)

Surge Homes Unveils Final Renderings of Midtown Penthouses
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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TSWALO/SOURCE to Play Alexander Upstairs in June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

In TSWALO/SOURCE, lyrical prose, poetry and physical storytelling entwine to interrogate the rules that govern life on earth: power, creation, truth and connection, intuition. Directed By Mahlatsi Mokgonyana, the 50-minute show is described by writer-performer Billy Langa as the 'expression of his source'. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces its 2016-17 season, its final under the leadership of esteemed Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, who steps down at the end of the season, concluding an unprecedented and extraordinary 20-year tenure at the Orchestra's artistic helm, the longest in LACO history. The sweeping and deeply personal season commemorates Kahane's remarkable legacy, spotlights his exceptional rapport with the Orchestra and features some of the world's leading musicians. (more...)

Allstate Awards Grant to Adventure Stage Chicago's 'Trailblazers' Mentor Program
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) has been awarded a grant from Allstate Insurance Company (Allstate) in support of its Trailblazers youth mentorship program. (more...)

Rodney J. Walker Shares A NEW DAY ONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

ATLANTA, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ We are all more than our past. No one knows this more than Entrepreneur and newly published Author, Rodney J. Walker. Growing up on the South Side of Chicago, Walker faced incredible hardships in the foster care system and coping with family drug problems and violence. His new book, A New Day One, details his story of sheer determination and journey to becoming an Entrepreneur and Yale University graduate. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's BROWNSVILLE SONG Hits No Good Notes
by Jay Irwin - Mar 31, 2016

It's all well and good to want to shine a spotlight on urban violence and Inner City gangs through entertainment (theater, film, TV, etc.). It gets the issues out there in the hopes that something might get changed. But as it's been done time and time before, if you're going tell another one of these kinds of stories then have something new to say and tell it well. Unfortunately the current production at the Seattle Rep, "brownsville song (b-side for tray)" fails in both respects with bad writing, bad direction and bad performances amounting to a show that felt it was important but came across as cliche. (more...)

EMPIRE & PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Stars Join Hero Theatre's Festival Irene
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Adam Rodriguez (Empire, Jane the Virgin, CSI Miami) and Lesley Fera (Pretty Little Liars) are set to join Jane the Virgin star Ivonne Coll in Hero Theatre's Festival Irene: Celebrating the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. (more...)

In Hillsborough County Public Schools, Preschoolers Using Waterford Early Learning 'Significantly Outperform' Control Group
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

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Broadway's Doreen Montalvo, Jennifer Sanchez & Antoine L. Smith Set for BAC OPEN MIC & MINGLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE's Antoine L. Smith, along with ON YOUR FEET cast members Doreen Montalvo & Jennifer Sanchez will perform in the Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle on Monday April 11th at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. They will be joined by Megan Lewis (IF/THEN, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, GREY GARDENS), Ian Knauer (DAMES AT SEA, MAMMA MIA!, BY JEEVES, STATE FAIR), D'Vorah Bailey (CANDIDE), Monette McKay (SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, MEMPHIS, MAMMA MIA), J.L. Williams (FELA!) as well as selected up and comers (listed below). (more...)

VIDEO: Adam Levine's 'Go Now' Music Video from New Film SING STREET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

From the upcoming film SING STREET is the brand new song 'Go Now,' which Adam Levine co-wrote and recorded for the film. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA to Live-Stream Ken Howard Celebration Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Kenneth Joseph 'Ken' Howard, Jr., a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA died on March 23rd at his home near Los Angeles. He was 71. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, April 11, 2016 and will be live-streamed at SAGAFTRA.org. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company to Present SATCHMO AT THE WALDORF & More During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its second season, an explosive lineup of youthful new voices, multicultural convergences, an acclaimed portrait of an African-American cultural icon, and a multi-prismatic lens trained on two global conflict zones-the Middle East and South Africa. The 2016-17 season builds on the triumphs of the inaugural year by introducing audiences to a host of bold new colors and brash tones while maintaining a continued commitment to the company's ambitious mission of thought-provoking drama and public discourse. (more...)

Charlize Theron, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Seth Rogen, Big Sean, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, Jennifer Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, Ciara, Common, Tyrese Gibson, Kermit t
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

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BWW Review: Ambitious BRING IT ON's Stars Shine at Wayne Densch PAC
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 4, 2016

For community theatres, producing a musical can be ambitious for any number of reasons; the difficulty of the music, the complexity of the dramatic content, the number of settings required, the size of the cast needed, but it is difficult to imagine a more ambitious project than the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center's recent production of BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL. Though the stage adaptation's story, script, and score are completely original, they do draw inspiration from the series of teen films of the same name set in the high-stakes world of competitive high school cheerleading. Against that backdrop, the story is a funny, surprisingly touching tale of female empowerment and friendship. (more...)

Latitude Festival Announces Dance and Theatre Lineup - Sadler's Wells, National Youth Dance Company and More; July 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Latitude Festival today announces additional music, dance and theatre names for this year's event which takes place from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th July 2016 in the stunning grounds of Henham Park, Suffolk. (more...)

Mosaic Theater to Close Inaugural Season with WHEN JANUARY FEELS LIKE SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Mosaic Theater Company of DC's Inaugural Season arrives at a climactic finale with the lively and comedic Off-Broadway hit, When January Feels Like Summer, written by Cori Thomas and directed by Mosaic Theater Managing Director & Producer Serge Seiden (Bad Jews, Apple Family Plays). (more...)

THE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN (A WALK BY) Set for Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

You can't understand a man, the proverb goes, until you've walked a mile in his shoes. But who, among us, has tasted the paranoia, dread and loss from gun violence that is, shockingly, common to urban high schoolers and their families? 'The Death of a Black Man (A Walk By)' by William Electric Black suggests the experience poetically, using using hip hop verse, chanting, songs and poetry. The audience walks through a variety of uniquely-designed theater spaces and environments suggesting the events before and after a shooting in an urban playground. It's like a day lived with urban gun violence, complete with a candle lit memorial service, police investigations, protests and the actual shootings. This is the third in a series of five plays by William Electric Black, collectively called 'GUNPLAYS,' that address Inner City violence and guns. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (East Village), will present the work June 2 to 19, 2016 directed by the author.  The piece was scheduled for June to support Gun Awareness Month. (more...)

Girl Scouts and Drunk Shakespeare Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

World Renowned Keyboardist Scott Kinsey Releases New Album NEAR LIFE EXPERIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Near Life Experience is Keyboard whiz Scott Kinsey's sophomore solo album after Kinesthetics, released almost 10 years ago in 2006. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside All Stars Project's 2016 Annual National Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

On April 18 at Lincoln Center, Gabrielle Kurlander, President and CEO, All Stars Project, Inc., led an evening of inspiration during the All Stars Project 2016 National Gala. The event honored the tremendous contributions of executives from American corporate and educational institutions including EY, MetLife, Hunt Consolidated, PWC and Washington College, and over $2M was raised in support of All Stars programs. The Gala highlighted the Development School for Youth, an All Stars program that partners with the business community to help inner-city young people learn a professional performance, followed by placing them in paid summer internships.  This summer, All Stars Project will be placing a record number of 500 young people in internships at 150 companies across the country.  Gala attendees and participants were treated to a special hip-hop performance from dozens of alumni and youth leaders from the All Stars Talent Show Network, the All Stars flagship program. Check out photos from the events below! (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Announces 2016 INK'D Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, presents the line up for INK'D, their annual festival of new plays. Running May 17-20 at 7pm, The Realm will present staged readings of new work by 2015-16 Writing Fellows Sam Chanse, Lauren Feldman, Jonathan Payne, and David Zax. INK'D exemplifies The Realm's ever-expanding commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights as they strive to make a life in the arts. (more...)

BWW Review: FIGHTING SHADOWS - An L.A. Story of Love and Redemption
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 20, 2016

We tell a lot of stories in the theatre. Here in Los Angeles, however, we don't often tell stories that are authentically home-grown. FIGHTING SHADOWS is that rare exception, a deeply personal story of a Mexican-American boy who grew up in east L.A., survived abuse, gangs, prison, and drugs, ultimately overcoming every bad card dealt him. It is an important story and an especially meaningful one told with unflinching honesty and hard-won humility. (more...)

National Youth Theatre Announces 60th Season - West End Premieres, Regional Tour and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Paul Roseby, Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) has today announced a new season of work for the company in celebration of their 60th anniversary year. Founded in 1956 the NYT is the pioneering force for youth theatre around the world and is recognised as the leading provider of free alternatives to formal theatre training, with alumni including Dame Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE and Sir Daniel Day Lewis. Since being founded the world's leading youth arts charity has nurtured the talent of over 100,000 young people.   (more...)

2016 NYC DANCE WEEK to be Held in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Now in its fifth year, NYC Dance Week is an annual festival that provides FREE dance, fitness and wellness classes throughout all five boroughs of New York. This year, NYC Dance Week will occur on June 16th through June 25th, and features a wide and diverse offering of classes for participants to enjoy. (more...)

Filmmaker David Lynch to Give 2016 Commencement Address at Maharishi University of Management
by Movies News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Maharishi University of Management has announced that the commencement speaker for their Class of 2016 will be acclaimed filmmaker David Lynch. (more...)

Photo Flash: Richard Cabral Stars in World Premiere of FIGHTING SHADOWS, Now Playing!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Jami Gertz in Association with Homeboy Industries and The Rosenthal Theater at Inner-City Arts are thrilled to present the world premiere of a new play with music, FIGHTING SHADOWS, co-written and performed by 2015 Emmy nominee Richard Cabral ("American Crime"), with musical collaboration by Rocio Mendoza and directed and co-written by Robert Egan.  FIGHTING SHADOWS will preview on Friday, April 15 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, April 16 at 7pm and run through Sunday, May 8 at the Rosenthal Theater at Inner City Arts, 720 Kohler Street in Los Angeles, 90021. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night ofEXIT STRATEGY
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 13, 2016

Primary Stages presents EXIT STRATEGY, a New York premiere by Ike Holter (Hit the Wall) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse). The limited engagement runs now through May 6, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre and features Michael Cullen, Aime Donna Kelly,Rey Lucas, Deirdre Madigan, Christina Nieves, Brandon J. Pierce, and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Violinist Gareth Johnson Set for Kretzer Piano Music's MUSIC FOR THE MIND Series, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

 The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation's popular MUSIC FOR THE MIND concert series will return next week with Classical Quest performed by acclaimed violinist Gareth Johnson. Dr. Robin Arrigo will accompany him on the piano for an unforgettable night of music performed by two charismatic and energetic musicians. The concert will be held on Tuesday, April 19, from 7 to 9 pm, in the Harriet Himmel Theatre at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. (more...)

Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY Opens Tonight at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Primary Stages presents EXIT STRATEGY, a New York premiere by Ike Holter (Hit the Wall)and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse). The limited engagement runs now through May 6, 2016 at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre and features Michael Cullen, Aime Donna Kelly, Rey Lucas, Deirdre Madigan, Christina Nieves, Brandon J. Pierce, and Ryan Spahn. Opening night is tonight, April 12at 8PM. Exit Strategy is produced in association with Philadelphia Theater Company. (more...)

VIDEO: Ferdia Walsh-Peelo & Lucy Boynton Star in John Carney's SING STREET
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Starring Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton, Mark McKenna, John Carney's SING STREET hits theaters in limited release on April 15th, 2016. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA Live-Streams Ken Howard Celebration Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, Kenneth Joseph 'Ken' Howard, Jr., a Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor and president of the performers union SAG-AFTRA died on March 23rd at his home near Los Angeles. He was 71. A celebration of his life will be held today, April 11, 2016 and will be live-streamed at SAGAFTRA.org. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 4/15/2016 - 4/15/2016
by BWW - Apr 10, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 4/15/2016 - 4/15/2016! (more...)

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