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Fawzia Mirza's ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA Comes to Steppenwolf This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Chicago writer and actress Fawzia Mirza takes the stage in her one-woman comedy ME, MY MOM & SHARMILA, directed by Meghan Beals, presented as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's LookOut Series. (more...)

Designer Intimates Converts Referral Traffic At 12.68% Using...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

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Staged Reading of ME & JEZEBEL to Benefit Theatre Artists Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

ME AND Jezebel, a staged reading to benefit the Theatre Artists Workshop, will be presented Friday September 23 at 8pm, Saturday September 24 at 8pm and Sunday September 25 at 3pm at the Theatre Artists Workshop. (more...)

Fringe Encore Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

With over 200 shows presented at FringeNYC Festival and 900 at Edinburgh Fringe, it's hard to be in the know about what's worth seeing. Even worse is having missed the show everyone is talking about post festival. Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the Fringe Encore Series will present some of the most critically-acclaimed and crowd-pleasing shows from both festivals. But more importantly, pinpoints and cultivates the theater talent of tomorrow. (more...)

Escort Drop Anita O'Day Inspired Video w/ Jezebel + New LP Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

On the heels of Escort's critically lauded self-titled debut album, the band is thrilled to release their disco, house and funk infused extravaganza of a sophomore album! (more...)

THE BIBLION OF THE THEOCRACY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Author Tony Saunders has a deep desire to write the stories of the prophetic leaders of the Abrahamic faiths in order to reveal the prophetic gift in others. His new book, 'The Biblion of the Theocracy' (published by AuthorHouse UK), seeks to outline the development of God's relationship with humanity as seen through the eyes of some of his greatest leaders. (more...)

SLEEPING BETTY to Play Tron Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Award-winning playwright David Ireland (Can't Forget About You, Everything Between Us) has turned his hand to writing our panto script this year, and with our trusted director/designer Kenny Miller at the helm, SLEEPING BETTY promises to be a hoot, filled with all the usual Glesga patter, hilarious slapstick and general nonsense. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Chairs Arena Stage's THE BLOOD QUILT Premiere Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad will join Event Chair and Arena Stage Board member Shawna Watley (Senior Policy Advisor with Holland & Knight) as the Honorary Chair for The Blood Quilt World Premiere Celebration tonight, May 7, 2015. The new play by Katori Hall (The Mountaintop, Our Lady of Kibeho) is directed by Kamilah Forbes and runs now through June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Off-Broadway's SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT ( & THE 7 CHIHUAHUAS)
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the off-Broadway Premiere of Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE TEMPEST Performed Outdoors By Nude All-Woman Cast In Central Park (NSFW)
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society makes a point about attitudes towards nudity with their first theatre production. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Michael Arden Explains the 'Fever Dream' that was SPRING AWAKENING
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2016

Michael Arden has been a part of the New York theatre community for quite a while, having made his debut in the 2003 revival of BIG RIVER. This year he stepped behind the scenes, making his Broadway directing debut with Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING (for which he was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical). How did he end up here? Watch below to find out! (more...)

Theatreworks USA to Stage Off-Broadway Premiere of 'SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the Off-Broadway Premiere of Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Vet Rachel Potter Takes on Marriage Equality in 'Jesus and Jezebel' Music Video
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2015

Broadway-turned-country/pop star Rachel Potter has just released the official music video for her new single, 'Jesus and Jezebel,' which premiered on Entertainment Tonight. Inspired by growing up in a Baptist church, and seeing some of those that she loved discriminated against, Potter was inspired to take a stand and let her voice be heard on this track. Check out the video below! (more...)

Punk Rock Pioneer Alice Bag's Politically Charged Single Drops w/ Jezebel Today
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Iconic punk rock feminist, author, educator and musician Alice Bag will release her self-titled solo debut album Alice Bag, June 24 on Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Justin Vivian Bond, Anna Chlumsky & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running May 13-24, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Author Landon Schott Pens THE GAY AWARENESS BOOK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Author Landon Schott is offering insight on how he believes the church is making mistakes concerning gay awareness this Easter holiday. Church attendance this weekend across America will be jam packed as this is typically one of the highest attended church weekends in the nation according to the latest statistics from Rasmussen Reports. Biblicially speaking, it's a time Christian followers reflect on what Jesus did on the cross to free us from our sin and honor God for raising Jesus from the dead. (more...)

Guitarists Joe Satriani & Steve Vai to Play Benefit Concert in Support of Cliff Cultreri, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Legendary guitarists JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI are gearing up for their third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and good friend, Cliff Cultreri, this coming weekend.  "A Benefit for Cliff III" will take place on Friday, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.  This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders. (more...)

Punk Luminary Alice Bag Talks Facing Rage + New Video w/ LA Times
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Hailed by Pitchfork, SPIN, Stereogum, MTV, FUSE, PAPER, Jezebel, LA Weekly and more, iconic punk rock feminist, author, educator and musician Alice Bag has just released her inspiring self-titled solo debut album Alice Bag on Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 Album to be Released in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release"; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2 on July 29. (more...)

Broadway, Hollywood Impersonator Jim Bailey Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter writes that Jim Bailey, known for his impersonations of Hollywood and Broadway legends such as Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and more, has died of cardiac arrest due to complications from pneumonia. He was 77. (more...)

Guitarists Joe Satriani & Steve Vai Play Benefit Concert in Support of Cliff Cultreri Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Legendary guitarists JOE SATRIANI and STEVE VAI are gearing up for their third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and good friend, Cliff Cultreri, this coming weekend.  'A Benefit for Cliff III' will take place tonight, June 12th at 8pm at Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.  This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests, Animals As Leaders. (more...)

Full Casting Set for PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE at NYTW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Final casting has been set for the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity's Playwrights For A Cause, set to take place at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, on Sunday, June 14 at 7:30 pm. The evening, which will benefit the non-profit National Coalition Against Censorship, will showcase world premiere one-act plays by three acclaimed playwrights: Israel Horovitz's Breaking Phillip Glass and Erik Ehn's Her Speech, both directed by Planet Connections Theatre Festivity founder and PFAC Producing Artistic Curator Glory Kadigan, and Halley Feiffer's A Play About New Mexico, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?- Watch The Finale!
by So Ya Wanna Be a Broadway Star - Jul 6, 2016

'SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?' is an awesomely awkward comedic satire that follows Micki Manuel Minnelli ( Jamison Daniels), an overnight YouTube Celebrity searching for Broadway stardom wherever he can find it. A German documentary team follows him around on his daily journey with his fan-girl/make-up artist Sandy ( Patricia McCarthy) forever by his side. Will Micki become famous or infamous - and does he even know the difference? (more...)

MOKO Social Media Quarterly Review June 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

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UPDATE - MOKO Social Media Quarterly Review June 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

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LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS - CD Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Stage Door Records' compilation CD LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS is released in stores today July 29th. (more...)

Tron Theatre Launches Autumn-Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

As we gear up to showcase recent Tron Creative production Greater Belfast at the Traverse Theatre (4-28 Aug) for the Edinburgh Fringe, we also take great pleasure in sending you details of our new Autumn-Winter 2016 season. Highlights will include: (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Asian Tour of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 25, 2015

Tony Manero--of Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) 2015 Asian touring production of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (SNF), which is based on John Badham's '70s landmark film of the same name--would have succumbed to the evil oblivion of his own fever had it not been for one simple--yet pivotal--plot deviation. The inevitable loss that awaited him is not alien but one all too familiar to all those coming of age--and it is through recognizing this evil that he realizes, it is better not to struggle against it but to just flow with it. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Fashion-Tinged Shaggy Dog Story: EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH at Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 20, 2015

The overall effect is a bit like a fireworks display, with loud fun things happening more or less continually. It is not profound, a quality seldom looked for in shaggy dog stories, but the tale at its heart, a whimsical family drama, is sturdy enough, and perhaps the place where a more genuine feminism is lurking than may be found in the odd evocation of fashion. (more...)

Photo Flash: SKIPPYJON JONES SNOW WHAT ( & THE 7 CHIHUAHUAS) Begins Today Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

This summer Theatreworks USA, the nation's leading not-for-profit professional theatre for young audiences, will present the off-Broadway Premiere of Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: I've Always Had A Dream From The Upcoming LOST WEST END 2 Album
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to make available a 'first listen' of the complete track 'I've Always Had A Dream' from the forthcoming album 'Lost West End 2'. The song is from the 1977 musical 'Drake's Dream' which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on December 7th 1977 and ran for 82 performances. The track is performed by leading actor / singer (and former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann) Paul Jones. (more...)

New Works by Robert Askins, Jon Robin Baitz & More Set for 2016 Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its 19th season with an exceptional program of playwrights, new play workshops and special  (more...)

Anna Todd, Author of AFTER, Launches Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Anna Todd, known for her After series, which had its start as One Direction fanfiction posted to the story sharing website Wattpad, has just launched a new mobile app. (more...)

Rachel Potter & Steel Union to Perform at Rockwood Music Hall, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Now gearing up for a string of national tour dates, Steel Union is set to serenade fans at New York's favorite music hotspot, Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002. Slotted for the 6pm slot on Monday, February 22, at Rockwood Stage 2, Rachel Potter, Josh Matheny and Donny Fallgatter will kick off an evening of music with some whiskey drinkin', boot stampin', tambourine shakin' Southern fun. (more...)

Dominion Entertainment Group Adds Performances to Run of 'BLACK NATIVITY'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Dominion Entertainment Group is proud to announce that due to popular demand two additional performances of its hit holiday musical, BLACK NATIVITY: A GOSPEL CHRISTMAS MUSICAL EXPERIENCE, has been added to the schedule. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 15, 2015
by - Dec 15, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Sharkmuffin Debut Album Out Today, Release New Video
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The “no good lush[es]” of Sharkmuffin have released a new video for their debut album  Chartreuse today on Jezebel. (more...)

Carla Sosenko Appointed Editor of Time Out New York
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

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Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

Los Angeles Premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Set for Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Los Angeles Performance Practice and The Bootleg Theater, in association with Aurora Nova Productions, presents the Los Angeles premiere of Nassim Soleimanpour's slyly inventive White Rabbit Red Rabbit as part of the 2016 LAX  (Live Arts Exchange) Festival.  (more...)

Theatre Jezebel Sets Production of TAUT AND TOUGH-MINDED at Tron Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Naked, All-Female Shakespeare Returns Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The free, all-female, mostly nude production of The Tempest that received international attention and sparked debate about the role of body freedom in women's empowerment this May will be returning to New York this September. Presented by Torn Out Theater, the production celebrates body freedom and uses storytelling to normalize the nude female form. After the play's previous staging in Central Park, the company is thrilled to bring the play to the community of Brooklyn and the natural beauty of Prospect Park. (more...)

Two Royal Shakespeare Company Productions Announce Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Full casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company productions of Congreve's Love for Love and Helen Edmundson's new play Queen Anne, both playing in repertory in the Swan Theatre this Winter.  (more...)

Irish Arts Center to Present Comedy HOW TO KEEP AN ALIEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Irish Arts Center (IAC), the arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present the U.S. premiere of Rough Magic's How to Keep an Alien (Sep 15-Oct 1), written by and starring Sonya Kelly. Directed by Gina Moxley, How to Keep an Alien is a story about falling in love and having to prove it to the government. (more...)

BWW Review: Lost West End 2 Album
by Jenny Ell - Aug 10, 2016

Following the success of the previously released Lost West End comes the aptly named Lost West End 2 - of course! The albums, produced by Stage Door Records, are revisiting forgotten musical numbers from shows that sadly didn't enjoy a long run in London. Lost West End 2 features songs that date back to 1970, then ventures through successive years up until 2008. (more...)

Factory 449 to Stage CLOSET LAND, 4/17-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Factory 449: a theatre collective, coming off four 2015 Helen Hayes Award nominations for its production of Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, presents CLOSET LAND by Radha Bharadwaj (Basil). Directed by Helen Hayes Award-winner Rick Hammerly and featuring Factory 449 Company Members Sara Barker and David Lamont Wilson, CLOSET LAND performs April 17 to May 10, 2015 at Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Road, SE). (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with SKIPPYJON JONES SHOW WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Theatreworks USA (Barbara Pasternack, Artistic Director; Ken Arthur, Producing Director) will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series Sunday April 24th, with their acclaimed production,  Skippyjon Jones Snow What (& the 7 Chihuahuas).  (more...)

Factory 449 Stages CLOSET LAND, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Factory 449: a theatre collective, coming off four 2015 Helen Hayes Award nominations for its production of Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, presents CLOSET LAND by Radha Bharadwaj (Basil). Directed by Helen Hayes Award-winner Rick Hammerly and featuring Factory 449 Company Members Sara Barker and David Lamont Wilson, CLOSET LAND performs tonight, April 17 to May 10, 2015 at Anacostia Arts Center (1231 Good Hope Road, SE). (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre Stages SKIPPYJON JONES, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT), the Midlands' only professional theatre for families and young audiences, will present the whimsical musical adaptation of Judith Schachner's popular children's book Skippyjon Jones and the Cirqure de Ole? April 10 - 19. Show times are tonight, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturdays at 10:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. All shows are held at Columbia Children's Theatre on the 2nd level of Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Drive. Tickets are $10.00 for children three years of age through adult. The 7:00 p.m. performances on Saturday evenings will have a special ticket price of $5.00 for everyone. Advance tickets can be purchased securely online at www.columbiachildrenstheatre.com. For more information contact CCT at 803-691-4548. (more...)

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