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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera (2015 Hayes Award nomination), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

Longtime Basketball Analyst Dick Vitale Signs Deal through 2020 with ESPN
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Longtime ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale – one of the most influential and vibrant personalities in the history of sports television – has signed a contract extension with ESPN through the 2019-20 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Women in Theatre at the 8th Annual Lilly Awards
by Walter McBride - May 23, 2017

Just last night, the 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, honored Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein. Stephen Schwartz was this year's Miss Lilly. (more...)

Breaking: LOVE NEVER DIES Announces 2017-18 Touring Engagements
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Love Never Dies will make its North American premiere in Detroit, MI at the Fisher Theater from October 17-29, with official opening night October 25, following a special preview engagement in Baltimore, MD at the Hippodrome Theater from October 3-8. Complete North American touring schedule for the 2017-18 season is below. Casting will be revealed at a later date. (more...)

Discover Magic in the Mother City Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Believe in magic and you will find it ... and it's closer than you think. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Season Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company kicks off their 2017 Broadway Under the Stars season on June 16 with Another Openin' Another Show! celebrating the inspiring, memorable music and dance moments from Broadway and beyond. (more...)

A BRIEF, ENDLESS LOVE to Premiere at Dallas Comedy House
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Dallas Comedy House is proud to announce the premiere of A BRIEF ENDLESS LOVE, by Matt Lyle, opening June 2nd. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on June 2nd at 9:00 p.m. at the Dallas Comedy House Mainstage Theater - 3025 Main St • Dallas, TX. Arrangements can made for other dates. (more...)

Identity Theatre to Bring BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS to Brighton Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

This summer, Identity Theatre in association with the Brighton Open Air Theatre invite you to Dennis Potter's remarkable telling of lost childhood innocence, set in the impoverished Forest of Dean during WW2. (more...)

BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"
by Ilana Lifshitz - May 22, 2017

Actor/singer/writer/director Clarke Peters first debuted FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in the United Kingdom in 1990. Two years later it premiered on Broadway and ran for 445 performances. Over the last several years, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE has been produced across the United States and the United Kingdom. On May 19, a refreshed version of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE premiered at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. I caught up with Peters to talk about the production, Louis Jordan and whether LA will ever become a "theatre city." (more...)

Royal Opera House Muscat Announces its 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM) is pleased to announce the forthcoming season, 2017-2018: A Legendary Season. After marking its Sixth Anniversary on the 12th of October 2017, the Royal Opera House Muscat will commence its seventh season with a wide range of top quality productions in many different genres - opera, concerts, ballet & dance, Arab performances, jazz, world music, family & education, musicals & shows and special events. This rich diversity of top-notch programs has become a hallmark of the Royal Opera House Muscat that is recognised all over the world. (more...)

PICNIC WITH THE POPS Shakes It Up with Two Very Different Takes on the Mighty Beethoven 6/23 & 24
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Whether you like your Beethoven straight up or with a twist, the Columbus Symphony has you covered with back-to-back Picnic with the Pops concerts featuring works from one of the most famous and beloved composers of all time, Ludwig van Beethoven. (more...)

bergenPAC presents SOUL ASYLUM & CRACKER, Classic Albums Live and Vic DiBitetto
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: Soul Asylum and Cracker, Sun., July 23, 8 p.m.; Classic Albums Live: Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits, Thurs., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.; Classic Albums Live: Rush – 2112, Sat., Sept. 30, 8 p.m.; Vic DiBitetto, Sat., May 19, 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 26, 2017 at 11 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Hello, Dolly!', HELLO, DOLLY!
by Gary Naylor - May 22, 2017

Continuing our series of favourite musical theatre songs is Carol Channing's version of 'Hello, Dolly!' (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: SIX DEGREES Star Corey Hawkins is Counting the Reasons for His Awards Season Joy
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 22, 2017

Starring alongside acting greats like Allison Janney and John Benjamin Hickey, Tony nominee Corey Hawkins has held his own, and even given one of the greatest performances of the season in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. Below, watch as he explains his whirlwind journey and why the project has been a dream come true. (more...)

Share presents 64th ANNUAL BOOMTOWN 2017 GALA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosted its annual Boomtown gala, "Let's Dance" tonight, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.  The evening honored inspirational dance philanthropist Glorya Kaufman with the "Shining Spirit Award." (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautiful 'BUTTERFLY' Alights in St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 22, 2017

The wonderful Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened its forty-second season with a deeply satisfying production of Giacomo Puccini's 'Madam Butterfly'. Opera Theatre has grown to be among the world's first rank of opera producers. Audiences and reviewers come from all across America and from five continents around the globe. This production of Butterfly is right up there with their best. (more...)

Shoe Fits Productions presents the World Premiere of THE LADY IN SHOES FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

It's the early 1950s and Thelma, a penniless waitress works tables in a coffee shop on a lonesome highway in west Texas. Disappointed in her tip, she murders a handsome drifter, steals his pick-up truck, and sets off in search of 'the right pair of shoes'. Hot on her trail, the State highway patrol pursues but during a high-speed car chase, the waitress skids off the road and dies in a grizzly fire-ball. Or does she? (more...)

BWW Interview: Travis Ray of SOMETHING STRANGE at the Orlando Fringe Festival
by Clarissa Moon - May 22, 2017

SOMETHING STRANGE at the Orlando Fringe Festival is an improvised play based on Netflix's 'Stranger Things.' Each night, a small town faces a different mysterious or other-worldly challenge. I talked with producer/director/performer Travis Ray about the show. (more...)

Freeform's BABY DADDY Goes Out with A Bang; 100th Episode & Series Finale Airs 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

After a renowned six-season run and 100 episodes, the People's Choice Award-winning comedy BABY DADDY will come to a close and air its series finale on MONDAY, MAY 22 (8:31–9:02 p.m. EDT), on Freeform and on the Freeform App. (more...)

Pokey LaFarge's 'Must Be A Reason' Music Video Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

“Must Be A Reason” is from LaFarge's anticipated new album, Manic Revelations, which was released last Friday on Rounder Records (more...)

BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE
by Peter Nason - May 22, 2017

Averill-Snell's performance is dizzying in its brilliant unpredictability. The show is, too. (more...)


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BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth Enchants at BYU
by Tyler Hinton - May 22, 2017

Emmy and Tony-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth made an emotional and entertaining Brigham Young University debut on Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20, 2017. The concert was presented in BYU's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series. (more...)

AMELIE Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The new Broadway production of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL will play its final performance today, Sunday, May 21, 2017 after playing 27 preview and 56 regular performances at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Drew Hirshfield Celebrates the Simple Power and Connection of Live Theatre
by Neil Shurley - May 21, 2017

The awe-inspiring spectacle of The Lion King returns to Greenville's Peace Center on May 31 for an extended run. We spoke to Drew Hirshfield, who plays Zazu in the current touring production. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - May 21, 2017

Broadway Across America - Ft. Lauderdale presents the Farewell Tour of the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 20 year old Sophie is planning to marry, and wants her father to be present to give her away. Unfortunately, she does not know who her father is. After reading her mother's diary, she concludes he is one of three men, so she invites all of them to her wedding, on the Greek Island on which she lives with her still single mother, in the hopes of sorting it out. (more...)

Special Olympics Georgia Host 2017 State Summer Games at Emory University
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Special Olympics Georgia today unveiled details surrounding its upcoming 2017 State Summer Games, which is set to take place at Emory University May 19 May 21. As the largest State Games of the year, the 2017 State Summer Games will provide competition for athletes in aquatics, athletics, flag football, gymnastics, soccer, table tennis, tennis and volleyball. (more...)

BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69
by David Fick - May 20, 2017

There is something indescribable about returning to Gate69, the glitzy dinner theatre venue that opened less than a year ago in central Cape Town. It is that ineffable feeling of coming home, of belonging. CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, one of the venue's current offerings, is a blast for everyone - frequent flyers or not. (more...)

The Yard Presents Two Community Events: DTY at Mytoi Gardens and DanceHall
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Yard supports diverse, contemporary dance-makers and related artists in their creative processes through paid, creative residency, public performance, long-term education, and artist-driven civic engagement. (more...)

Celebrating Dairy's Undeniable Goodness
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

A delicious slice of cheddar on a burger at the family barbeque, a cold glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream on a piece of birthday cake. There is no denying the enJoyment that dairy can bring to special moments and to our favorite foods. However, with so many choices in the dairy aisle - including non-dairy and plant-based alternatives - many people are seeking credible information about what dairy actually is, and they have questions about the practices of the dairy industry. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - May 20, 2017

It is a classic East meets West tale and one that many count as their favorite musical, but when THE KING AND I, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Bushnell in Hartford, audiences will have the chance to experience this story in a whole new way. This production, based on the critically acclaimed version produced at New York's Lincoln Center, will take the Bushnell stage in Hartford May 30 - June 4. Playing Prince Chulalongkorn, the eldest son and heir to the throne, will be Anthony Chan. I had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony and learning about his experience with this beautiful classic. (more...)

BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT
by Chris Gibson - May 20, 2017

It's uncanny the way that Upstream Theater is able to produce plays that consistently tackle issues that, while often international in scope, often resonate with situations we face in our own country and, in particular, the current political climate we find ourselves in. A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT is a very intriguing and powerful work by Nicholas Wright (adapted from a book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela) that focuses our attention on post-apartheid South Africa, and which delves into the institutionalized racism that gripped that area of the world for many, many years. It's a subject that it is abhorrent in nature, but one which we seem to see America headed toward with the rise of white nationalist actions and policies. The seeds seem to have been sown with the cultural backlash from certain quarters following the election of Barack Obama, our first African American president, and which are starting to become more dangerously vocal and violent since he left office and was replaced by our current president, who surrounds himself with people whose agendas and ideologies are in direct conflict with the progress that has occurred since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. This work, though it deals mainly with conciliatory efforts, is one that needs to be seen as a reminder that, if we are to continue to progress as an open society, we need to remain vigilant as citizens to ensure we do not take steps backwards in this regard. There's a lot to contemplate here, and this production is decidedly must-see theatre. (more...)

Alessandra Corona Performing Works Announces Two Upcoming Premieres
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Alessandra Corona Performing Works (formerly A Corona Works) will present two premieres by Italian choreographers (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Low Cut Connie's 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)' Out Today via Contender Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Today, Low Cut Connie release their fourth studio album Dirty Pictures (Part 1) available worldwide via Contender Records. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre and Vamos to Join Forces for Dementia Awareness Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre and the UK's leading full mask theatre company, Vamos, are joining forces to raise awareness and unite against dementia to mark Dementia Awareness Week from 14 - 20 May. (more...)

Pokey LaFarge's 'Manic Revelations' Out Today on Rounder Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Pokey LaFarge's new album, Manic Revelations, is out today on Rounder Records (iTunes and Amazon). (more...)

Ballet Concerto's 36th Annual SUMMER DANCE CONCERT Will Move from Trinity Park to The Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork This June in Fort Worth, Texas
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Margo Dean, founder and artistic director of Ballet Concerto Inc., a Fort Worth institution that has presented an annual free-to-the-public, fully-staged professional dance production each June since 1981, has announced that the company's SUMMER DANCE CONCERT performances will move from Trinity Park to The Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork adjacent to the Trinity River and a part of the Clearfork Developments in near Southwest Fort Worth. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Get Out and Play!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

May is the cusp of summer in many parts of the world. It's also a marvelous time to get outside and bring that cabin fever down! These three picture books celebrate the Joys of being outdoors, whether through kite flying, rediscovering a dog's life or enJoying--sort of--a slumber party. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 5/22 - 6/2 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 5/22 - 6/2, airing on NB (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW 5/22 - 5/26 on ABC - Friday, May 19, 2017
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Get all the scoop on THE VIEW 5/22 - 5/26, airing on ABC on Friday, May 19, 2017! (more...)

Dale Soules Set for International Filmmaker Project's Screening of AWOL
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2017

On Thursday, May 25, DALE SOULES will participate in a Q & A panel for the International Filmmaker Project's screening of AWOL at the Made In NY Media Center by IFP, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT is Marvelously Materialized by The Southside Players
by David Edward Perry - May 19, 2017

The Southside Players has summoned the doorway to the classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Vital Joint presents ?!:New Works 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

!?:New Works -- the spiritual successor to The Exponential Festival -- is a month long festival of New York's best experimental artists and theatre companies presenting brand new work. (more...)

ALCHEMY OF PUNK: A Live Punk Opera from Berlin
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center's offsite presentation of Alchemy of Punk-a live punk opera and a work-in-progress from Berlin by Aneta Panek-just for one evening at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. (more...)

AMELIE Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available to Purchase or Stream
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Producers are thrilled to announce the release today of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL by Warner Music, available digitally to purchase or stream at https://w.lnk.to/amelie. The CD will be released on Friday, June 9, 2017 and is available to pre-order.  (more...)

CAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will conclude its celebrated run at The Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21previews). (more...)

The Accidentals Embark On Extraordinary Odyssey With Sony Masterworks Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Sony Music Masterworks has announced the release of ODYSSEY, the extraordinary label debut album from The Accidentals. ODYSSEY – which includes the genre-defying first single, 'KW' – is available for preorder in June. The powerful opening track, 'Memorial Day' is available today. (more...)

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