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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


Pepper Jay Nominated for Diamond Rose Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Pepper Jay, author, actor, attorney, movie director producer and public speaker, is nominated for the 8th Annual Diamond Rose Awards, being presented by the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) of Hollywood, during their 'Lady in Red' Soiree, Sunday, November 13, at the Peninsula Beverly Hills Hotel, in their Verandah Room & Terrace. Tickets/info: https://www.facebook.com/Multicultural-Motion-Picture-Association-MMPA-193604400686369/. (more...)

Inner City Cultural Center to Honor George Takei and Robert Kennard Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 50th Anniversary Gala honors the legacy of ICCC's founder, C. Bernard Johnson (also known as Jack). ICCC provided a platform for many residents and those who came to Los Angeles to pursue their dreams and aspirations. (more...)

Adventure Stage Announces Two Shows for Chicago Puppet Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), doubles its participation in the 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival following the success of 2015's Le Petit Cirque by Laurent Bigot. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS - Great Performances, Underwhelming Show
by Tim Carney - Nov 29, 2016

Vic Theatre Company has had a very auspicious beginning, staging the award winning Loving Repeating, the hilarious 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and now the joint billing of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years and Jenkins and Hannagan's Australian musical The Gathering. This week The Last Five Years opened with two very strong performances in this two handed musical tracking the five year relationship of Jamie and Cathy. The musical starts at the beginning of the relationship for Jamie and the end for Cathy and crosses over with their wedding in the middle of the 80 minute one act piece. Often seen as a breakout work for Brown and a worthy member of the contemporary musical theatre canon, the piece itself was somewhat flat and underwhelming. That's not to say the performances were in any way, far from it. However, as a whole, Jason Robert Brown's score isn't particularly vibrate or clever within the context of his show. There are of course moments of brilliance, however, these moments are few and too far between. (more...)

Sue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-Olds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

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-nine- and ten-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished professional actors including Sue Jean Kim (theater: Aubergine; film: Maggie's Plan, Bachelorette), Omar Metwally (film: Twilight: Breaking Dawn II, Rendition; TV: "The Affair," "Mr. Robot"), Stephen O'Reilly ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Orange is the New Black," "Girls"), Annie Purcell (The Coast of Utopia, Awake & Sing) and others will perform in Infinity and Beyond: The Ultimate Plays, the Project's Fall 2016 Playmaking show. (more...)

New International Gas Union Study Highlights Positive Impact of Natural Gas on Urban Air Quality
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Crude Apache Theatre's Post-Industrial RICHARD III to Donate Profits to Homeless
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

A Norfolk based theatre company is to donate a percentage of the profits from their latest production to the homeless after its actors got a taste of the horrors of living on the streets as they rehearsed for their latest play. (more...)

Santa Barbara Film Fest to Honor LA LA LAND's Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling
by Movies News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will be presented with the 2017 Outstanding Performers of the Year award (more...)

Beatboxing String Trio INFINITUS Announces Free String Players Training Camp
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Vancouver-based string trio Infinitus, a group known for infusing their classical performances with beatboxing, hip-hop/Latin/jazz influences, and their own original compositions, are proud to announce the first tuition-free season of their acclaimed Thrive City String Boot Camp, an intensive 2-week retreat for string players based in the greater Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. Applications will be available in early January 2017 online at ThriveCityMusic.com (Application Deadline: March 31, 2017). (more...)

TSWALO/SOURCE to Play Three Performance Season at the Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

In TSWALO/SOURCE, lyrical prose, poetry and physical storytelling entwine to interrogate the rules that govern life on earth, such as power, creation, politics, connection, and intuition: the performer's expression of his 'source'. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Award Winning Australian Musical LADIES IN BLACK Puts 1950's Women and Australian Culture In the Spotlight With Class, Comedy and Captivating Music
by Jade Kops - Jan 8, 2017

Capturing the not too distant past of 1950's Sydney, the heart-warming coming of age story of a young, intelligent woman comes to life with fabulous songs and fantastic fashion in LADIES IN BLACK. (more...)

Tickets to Closing Night of Broadway's OH HELLO! Among 'We Stand For Love' Auction Items
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Bidding is now underway on a unique array of experiences, including an in-person or Skype mentoring session with LOVING writer/director Jeff Nichols; two tickets to closing night of OH HELLO ON BROADWAY and a meet & greet with star Nick Kroll. (more...)

Martin Luther King Day Celebration Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????A Special Tribute and Performance to Celebrate Ridgefield's 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ridgefield January 16th, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

Kurt Weill's Anti-Apartheid Musical LOST IN THE STARS Among LACO Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Celebrating the unique ability of music and the arts to address challenging social and moral issues, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents LIFT EVERY VOICE, a three-week, city-wide series of free and ticketed concerts, conversations and community engagement curated by LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane from January 14 to 29, 2017, at venues across the Southland.  (more...)

Publicisits Awards to Honor Dreamworks' Jeffrey Katzenberg with Lifetime Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of DreamWorks New Media, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards Luncheon (more...)

BODYTRAFFIC to Return to The Joyce with Anton Lachky's PRIVATE GAMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Joyce Theater Foundation, Inc. will welcome back BODYTRAFFIC, one of L.A.'s leading contemporary dance companies, performing a program that includes the world premiere of Anton Lachky's Private Games: Chapter One, from January 18-22. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre RED NIGHT BENEFIT Celebrates Drama, Passion, History and Love
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 the Detroit Repertory Theatre welcomes the public to an evening of drama, romance, a silent auction, champagne and appetizers at the Board of Trustees' annual 'RED NIGHT' benefit beginning at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Joshua Bell and Jennifer Koh to Return for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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 programming for its milestone 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18, which spotlights its virtuosic artists and builds upon the Orchestra's five decades of intimate and transformative musical programs. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Imafidon, Becomes Youngest Scientist to Get Royal Recognition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

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Marcus Hiles - On the Benefits of Unique Soundproofing System of Western Rim Properties
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Ardea Arts and The Garden State Philharmonic Present the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. For more information, visit: www.ardeaarts.com/animal-tales. (more...)

New Season of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBAL Kicks Off on HBO, 1/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV's most-honored sports journalism series, returns for its 23rd season with more enterprising features and reporting when the show's 238th edition debuts TUESDAY, JAN. 24 (more...)

New York Premiere of FISH MEN to Begin at INTAR Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

INTAR has announced that the 2016-'17 Season will continue with the New York premiere of FISH MEN by Candido Tirado. (more...)

Marcus Hiles - Shares Expertise on the Ways to Find Available Space in Texas Rental Properties
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Visits Chess in the Schools MLK Day Chess Tournament
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Today, January 16, Brandon Victor Dixon, currently starring as Aaron Burr in Hamilton on Broadway, celebrated Martin Luther King Day with hundreds of NYC public school children at the Chess in the Schools  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Chess Tournament at PS 11 in Chelsea. Dixon, who played chess as a student himself, addressed the kids  at the tournament's awards presentation.  (more...)

Marcus Hiles - Generously Helps Low-Income Children K-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

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BWW Interviews: Neal Ghant, Cynthia D. Barker of THE MOUNTAINTOP at Aurora Theatre
by Courtnee Miles - Jan 14, 2017

Now, is the time for this. As we enter into a new year, with a new incoming Commander-in-Chief, while also celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. on MLK Day, THE MOUNTAINTOP could not come at a more perfect time and shed a more beautiful light. (more...)

Marcus Hiles - Endorses the City's Green Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

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Marcus Hiles - Shares Views On Contemporary Trends in Luxury Living
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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Dominique Morisseau Play PIPELINE Will Tackle School Politics at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

This summer, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) will produce PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau.  PIPELINE, which will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, will begin performances Thursday, June 15 and open on Monday, July 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents A Concert Reading of LADY MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Presents, David Alan Thornton's Rock Opera, Lady Monday, in concert at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe. This event is a benefit for Playhouse Creatures Inner City youth theatre program 'Little Creatures Act Out'. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater & TNH Productions in Association with Gilbert A. Cedillo Present the West Coast Premiere of Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

To kick off the new year a family friendly musical fantasy set in the fictional Middle Eastern city of Agrabah will come to life on the Main Stage of CASA 0101 Theater in Boyle Heights, CA. (more...)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents LOST IN THE STARS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with CAP UCLA, presents the first Los Angeles performance since the 1950s of LOST IN THE STARS Kurt Weill's powerful, uncompromising social indictment of apartheid-era South Africa, on Saturday, January 28, 8 pm, and Sunday, January 29, 2017, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall.  (more...)

Kretzer Piano Music Foundation to Present KRETZER KIDS IN CONCERT at CityPlace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation (KPMF) presents 'Kretzer Kids' in Concert! This concert is part of the ongoing Music for the Mind monthly concert series to benefit music education. (more...)

Marcus Hiles - Advises How to Find Free Space in Texas Rental Properties
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

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LA Chamber Orchestra to Present Two Premieres, Violinist Daniel Hope & Vocalist Storm Large
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, presents the US premiere of Kurt Weill's Song-Suite for Violin and Orchestra, arranged by Paul Bateman, and the West Coast Premiere of Bruce Adolphe's Violin Concerto 'I Will Not Remain Silent,' which is dedicated to Rabbi Joachim Prinz and his friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Saturday, January 21, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Sunday, January 22, 2017, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. (more...)

Marcus Hiles Fort Worth RE Expert Brings Affordable Luxury Suburban Living
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

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Marcus Hiles Fort Worth RE Investor Provides Industry Insider Tips
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

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Center Theatre Group Welcomes Eleven New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Center Theatre Group announced the appointment of 11 new board members to its Board of Directors in 2016: Thom Beers, Mara Carieri, Susanne Daniels, Bradford W. Edgerton, M.D., Manuela Cerri Goren, Louise Moriarty, Michael Rogers, Monica Horan Rosenthal, Sandra Stern, Quentin D. Strode and Marshall Trenkmann. (more...)

Students from Elizabeth Get 'Hands-On' Education at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

On Monday, several Elizabeth public school 8th grade students spent the day at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey immersed in projects related to the Art Center's current exhibition, Rachel Beach: Touchstone. (more...)

Patrick Patton Launches 'The Christian Jokers Cards: Christian Juggalo: Volumes 2 – 5'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Patrick Patton lives in Pure Love Land. He is a work-a-holic public writer that has many jobs. Being a Christian at all times is the most important thing. His poet name is Pure Love, and he has completed his new book 'The Christian Jokers Cards: Christian Juggalo: Volumes 2 - 5': the whole cast of characters with new story lines and a unique remix of the prequel to transform anyone's mind into a seed sowing Christian mind. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra to Perform 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Cleveland Orchestra's 37th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. takes place at Severance Hall on Sunday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m., under the direction of Thomas Wilkins. (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Awarded Grant to Create Bob Hope Scholars Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has been awarded $150,000 by the prestigious Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation to create the Bob Hope Scholars Program at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. (more...)


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Hall of Famer Cris Carter Joins FOX SPORTS as FS1 NFL Analyst
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Today on SKIP AND SHANNON: UNDISPUTED, Skip Bayless announced that Pro Football Hall of Famer and longtime broadcaster Cris Carter has joined FOX Sports as a FS1 NFL analyst. (more...)

Lionel Richie Announces 2017 Tour with Special Guest Mariah Carey
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Multi-platinum-selling artists, multiple Grammy Award®-winners and music icons, Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey announced today they will tour together for the first time ever on the ALL THE HITS TOUR. (more...)

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey Announce One Of The Most Anticipated Events Of 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Multi-platinum-selling artists, multiple Grammy Award-winners and music icons, Lionel Richie and very special guest Mariah Carey announced today they will tour together for the first time ever on the ALL THE HITS TOUR.  (more...)

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