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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 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...)

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...)

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...)

THE GREATEST PERFORMANCE Coming to MITF
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...)

FINANCIAL SLAVERY: THE COLLEGE DEBT SENTENCE Coming to FringeNYC
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...)

R.A. Sales Pens LIGHT OF THE DOVE
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 www.ardeaarts.com/bounce/. (more...)

SHOCK EXCHANGE is Released
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

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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...)

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...)

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...)

FINANCIAL SLAVERY: THE COLLEGE DEBT Coming to FringeNYC
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...)

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: 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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