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The Show Ponies Release New Studio Album 'How It All Goes Down'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Beloved, energetic and soulful five-piece Americana, alt-country/folk band the Show Ponies today released their new studio LP, 'How It All Goes Down.' (more...)

Mark Delavan, Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson To Lead The Cast Of The York Theatre Company's MILK AND HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced American operatic bass-baritone Mark Delavan (Tosca), Broadway's Alix Korey (Fiddler on the Roof) and Anne Runolfsson (The Phantom of the Opera) will lead the cast of the 1961 musical Milk and Honey. (more...)

Outside TV's New Winter Season of Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Bush Theatre Re-Opens in March with a Week-Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bush Theatre will reopen after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre's history, with a bold new season kicked off by the European Premiere of Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd (from 7 April). A brand new Studio space opens with the premiere of Barney Norris play While We're Here directed by Alice Hamilton (from 26 April). (more...)

WICKED Flies Back to Birmingham in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to confirm that its spectacular, multi record-breaking and critically acclaimed touring production will return to the Birmingham Hippodrome in 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory's Quirky Play THE ROOMMATE Shakes Things Up
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 20, 2017

Quirky and surprisingly unexpected, playwright Jen Silverman explores a delightfully fresh and edgy new take on the formulaic 'opposite personalities that live together' paradigm in the new dark comedy THE ROOMMATE, now continuing its West Coast premiere performances at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory through January 22 in Costa Mesa. Consistently winsome and, at times, touchingly relatable, the play unveils two very complex, rather dysfunctional individuals you still ultimately want to root for and watch blossom into better people as we watch them long to transform their lives. (more...)

Smuin Brings Vibrant DANCE SERIES 01 to Mountain View and Carmel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Smuin, having completed a record-setting run of its lauded annual tradition The Christmas Ballet that was hailed by critics as "sheer Joy" (San Francisco Chronicle) and "delectable" (The Mercury News), returns in March with Dance Series 01.  (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March.  (more...)

Kimberly Cordoves Shares JOURNEY TO CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

'Journey to Christmas:' a beautiful and enchanting tale that teaches children the true meaning of Christmas. 'Journey to Christmas' is the creation of published author, Kimberly Cordoves, a mother of three in Oklahoma City, and a devoted woman of faith. (more...)

RENT comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this February
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 20, 2017

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre, present the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT (more...)

Act II Playhouse Announces Spring Spotlight Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Act II Playhouse is proud to announce its Spring Spotlight Series, with a variety of great comedy and music events. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 19, 2017

It's fitting that the weather on opening night of ANNIE as Bass Hall was gloomy and quite wet. Despite the redundant anthem boasting 'the sun'll come out tomorrow,' the quality of the current tour didn't seem so bright. With generally unremarkable performances across the board, any themes of hope or optimism felt anything but inspiring. (more...)

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars Performing at SOPAC 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Formed in a West African refugee camp, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen from the ashes of war to bring the world songs of hope, faith and Joy. The South Orange Performing Arts Center is proud to present this extraordinary band on February 15 at 7:30 p.m.  Acclaimed Jazz radio station WBGO on-air hostSheila Anderson will moderate a Q&A after the performance.  A multi-faceted author, producer and jazz lover, Anderson is the host of "Late Night Jazz," WBGO's Saturday night show that takes listeners on a musical journey that personifies her passion for the genre. (more...)

Partnering to Promote Literacy during Annual NADA Convention
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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BWW Review: They're Ba-a-a-ack: It's Winter Panto-time!
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 19, 2017

WINTER PANTO 2017: THE PRINCESS & THE PEA is served with a generous portion of political satire. What better villains than orange-haired Queen Clump and her alt-right hand man Stompundstammer? The best jokes go over their heads, but definitely bring the kids to this loosey-goosey fantasy world of fun and frolic. (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Launches New Free Ticketing Program Tickets for Teachers'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Last night Atlanta's Tony Award® winning Alliance Theatre launched TICKETS FOR TEACHERS - a unique program that provides all educators with free tickets to select performances of Alliance Theatre productions.  TICKETS FOR TEACHERS is one more Alliance initiative designed to support the role of arts in education.  (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Mary Testa, Robert Cuccioli and More to Tackle the '20s in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award-nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), are set to star in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, February 27 at 8pm, The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s. (more...)

Reality TV, Lady Gaga and a Bathtub to Rock Reimagined ROMEO & JULIET in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

What do Lady Gaga, Shakespeare, reality TV, and a bathtub have in common? This rocking reimagining of ROMEO & JULIET! January 27-29, for an Equity Showcase of five performances only at the historic Flamboyan Theatre at The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center, enJoy a truly unique theatrical experience where the balcony scene as it's never been done before, with Juliet's ambition and sexuality laid bare as she performs her most famous lines in a bathtub! (more...)

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2017 Edgar Award Nominations; Gala to Take Place in NYC, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Mystery Writers of America celebrates the 208th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe by announcing the Nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at the 71st Gala Banquet, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. (more...)

Scoop: TRAINING DAY on CBS - Thursday, February 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on TRAINING DAY, airing on CBS on Thursday, February 9, 2017! (more...)

Food Network Orders 13 Additional Episode of New Series GINORMOUS FOOD
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Midway through the first season, Food Network announced today it has picked up 13 additional episodes of new primetime series, GINORMOUS FOOD, starring comedian and food fanatic Josh Denny (more...)

BWW Review: FUN HOME Tour Brings Superb Story to Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - Jan 19, 2017

There's wiping a tear from your eye during an emotional performance, and then there's mopping up buckets of tears from your shirtsleeve for most of the show. For me, Fun Home was the latter. (more...)

More Broadway Villains Sign on for 'ICY HEARTS CLUB' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Kevin Smith Kirkwood (Kinky Boots; Classic Whitney: Alive!), Denis Lambert (Doctor Zhivago; A Chorus Line), Sharone Sayegh (The Band's Visit; Mamma Mia), and Ari'el Stachel (The Band's Visit) join the cast of The Broadway Villains Party: Icy Hearts Club Edition at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of GAZING AT A DISTANT STAR Launches New Greenwich Theatre Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Greenwich Theatre 2017 spring season well underway with the world premiere of Sian Rowland's moving new play, Gazing At A Distant Star. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Back to the Barnyard with HONK! THE MUSICAL
by Guest Blogger: Emma Suttell - Jan 19, 2017

Hi there, Broadway World readers! I'm Emma Suttell, and I am elated to say I'm a new student blogger for BWW! I am super active in community theatre, and perform regularly, recently taking on the role of a stage manager in-training. I can't wait to share my experiences with all of the readers of Broadway World. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW 1/23 - 1/27 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW 1/23 - 1/27, airing on ABC (more...)

Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After two successful nights in 2016, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life). (more...)

BWW Awards Special: South African Theatre Winners Celebrate the 2016 Regional BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards
by David Fick - Jan 18, 2017

It was no unlucky Friday the 13th for South Africa's theatre community when BroadwayWorld's Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso released the names of the of the winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Africa Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HARD PROBLEM at Studio Theatre
by Jenny Minich - Jan 18, 2017

The Hard Problem is the brainchild of Czechoslovakian-born British playwright Sir Tom Stoppard. Contrary to all scientific intelligence, Hilary clings to the mysterious. In the spirit of the scientific method, the audience must as: but why? As Dramaturg Lauren Halvorsen notes so concisely, “the tension between knowledge and mystery pervades the play.” (more...)

FAT FRIENDS THE MUSICAL to Premiere at Leeds Grand Ahead of UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Joshua Andrews and Adam Spiegel are delighted to announce the premiere of an original British musical Fat Friends. The much loved TV drama has been adapted for the stage by prolific writer Kay Mellor and with original music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber, Fat Friends will open at Leeds Grand Theatre on 7 November 2017.  (more...)

Pan Asian Rep's INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE Playwright Talks Chinese-American Relations, Fake News
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director of PAN ASIAN REPERTORY THEATRE, opens up about Chinese-American relations as the company begins its 40th Milestone Anniversary Season. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Headline Media Theatre's STAR STRUCK Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tony award winner Alice Ripley will headline The Media Theatre's Star Struck Fundraising Gala on Saturday February 25 at 6pm at the theatre. (more...)

Robert Randolph & the Family Band to Appear at Fox 25th Anniversary Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

When Robert Randolph talks about his new album, Lickety Split, a few words come up over and over-'Joy,' 'freedom,' 'energy.' Which is no surprise, really, because those are the same things that immediately spring into a listener's mind when these twelve tracks from the virtuoso pedal steel guitarist and his longtime accompanists, the Family Band, explode out of the speakers. (more...)

Opera Carolina Goes Gourmet With BON APPETIT!, 2/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Opera was born in Italy, but Lee Hoiby's Bon Appetit! proves the art form works deliciously for a story that's all-American … by way of France. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - the Ultimate Triumph of the Underdog
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Alex Tuchi, who plays the Boy, said, 'I felt so welcomed from the first minute I stepped into the theatre, and that comfort still hasn't left me.' (more...)

Real-Life Talk Show Hosts to Guest on VH1's Upcoming Scripted Series DAYTIME DIVAS
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

VH1 today announced a plethora of guest stars joining DAYTIME DIVAS including Star Jones, Tamera Mowry-Housley ('The Real') and the co-hosts of 'The View.' (more...)

PowerBar Announces Clean Start Pledge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ PowerBar , the company that pioneered the energy bar category more than 30 years ago, is changing the game once again and announcing its yearlong Clean Start Pledge designed to inspire and motivate everyone to move forward from the past and better themselves in 2017. According to a recent PowerBar survey [1] on commitment and goal-setting, two-thirds of Americans say they're in need of a clean start and are determined to make 2017 a productive year after 2016 didn't play out as hoped. PowerBar is helping to jumpstart their efforts with the brand's new Clean Whey Bars which offer nutrient dense, ingredient rich energy with 20g of high quality protein and no artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners. As part of the Clean Start movement, PowerBar is giving away more than 500,000 Clean Whey Protein Bars to provide the energy needed for consumers to begin their Clean Start this year. (more...)

Touchstone Theatre Presents JAKOPA'S PUNCH BOWL Concert Fundraiser for Upcoming Street Theatre Spectacle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Touchstone Theatre presents a new concert fundraiser entitled Jakopa's Punch Bowl on Saturday, February 18 from 7-10pm at the Charles A. Brown Ice House. This Mardi Gras-themed evening of eclectic music by three local bands, New Orleans-style lite fare, beer, and wine supports Touchstone's upcoming The Jakopa's Punch Processional, an outdoor, free-to-the-public, spectacle-based performance premiering summer 2017. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA 60th-Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation, have announced the full cast for the 60th-anniversary production of the Philippines' first full-length opera, Noli Me Tangere, an opera by National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, directed by Jerry Sibal, featuring the newly formed 53-piece Noli Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL Creators' AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Adds Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN, a world premiere musical the creators of the Broadway bound musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, has added an additional three-performance weekend to the previously announced performances due to popular demand. (more...)

Thom Fogarty's New AIDS Play PATIENT LOVER FRIEND Sets First Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

PATIENT LOVER FRIEND, written and directed by Thom Fogarty, is getting its first reading at Assembly Hall @ Judson, 239 Thompson St., NYC on January 23, 2017 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Makoto Shinkai Masterpiece YOUR NAME to Open In North American Theaters This April
by Movies News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Funimation Films will open Makoto Shinkai's animated blockbuster and global pop culture hit 'Your Name.' in North American theaters on April 7, 2017. The film will be released in both English-language Dub as well as the original Japanese-language with English subtitles. (more...)

Sam Friend Releases Full-Length Solo Album 'Twin'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The acclaimed singer-songwriter Sam Friend lost his twin sister, Molly, in 2015. In her honor, he has just released his first full-length solo album, TWIN. (more...)

thirtywhatever, New Musical Revue About the Journey Through Your 30s, To Play Laurie Beechman Theater 1/29 -- 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

 thirtywhatever, a new musical revue filled with songs about what happens between the time you say goodbye to 29 and hello to 40, will be presented at the Laurie Beechman Theatre from January 29 -- February 20, 2017. (more...)

Filmmaker Patrick Stark to Conquer His Fear with U2 in Vancouver This Spring?
by Movies News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In May 2015, after six years of working on his documentary One Life No Regrets, Vancouver filmmaker Patrick Stark was moments away from singing one song with U2 in front of 18,000 people. The goal: to conquer his lifelong fear of singing in public. (more...)

Chicken Salad Chick Celebrates Ninth Birthday by Serving Customers Free Scoop of Chicken Salad
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, is celebrating its ninth birthday by serving customers one free scoop of chicken salad. On Jan. 26, guests can enJoy a little southern hospitality during the appropriately named event, Customer Appreciation Day. Each guest that visits a participating Chicken Salad Chick restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 26 will receive one free scoop of Classic Carol chicken salad*, one of the brand's original and most popular chicken salad flavors. (more...)

Ron Fassler's UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS Unveils Teenage Broadway Adventures
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Both a poignant coming of age memoir and a compulsively readable story of Broadway itself, the new book UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS by actor/writer/director Ron Fassler is his valentine to Broadway, where he pays homage to the men and women who devote their lives to making great theatre. (more...)

Special Olympics Athletes Unite in Cobb County for 25th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ For the 25 th year in a row, Special Olympics Georgia and Cobb County come together to welcome almost 3,000 athletes and unified partners and over 900 volunteers to the State Indoor Winter Games and the Southeast Powerlifting Competition. (more...)

Top 2017 Wedding Trends Unveiled by The Knot
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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