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HBO Drama Series WESTWORLD Featuring Anthony Hopkins to Debut October 2nd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The one-hour drama series WESTWORLD kicks off its ten-episode season Sunday October. 2nd at 9:00 p.m.(ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Present Disney's CAMP ROCK This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse Performance Academy presents 'Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical,' Aug. 5-6. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Roshunda Jones Talks the Joys and Pains of Bringing 'LADY DAY' to Life
by Katricia Lang - Jul 29, 2016

Billie Holiday knew what a little moonlight can do. Do you? Allow The Bayou Theatre Company to enlighten you with its production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Launch New Conversation Series DIALOGOS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's preeminent Latino dance institution, today announced the launch of a new conversation series, Diálogos at the Arnhold Center, which will explore the connections between the arts, social justice, and Latino culture. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Pippa Evans
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 29, 2016

BWW speaks to Pippa Evans about her 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Same Same But Different. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Features Sheena Easton in the Music of James Bond, 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

For the second to last concert of Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2016 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre—the audience is sure to hear these words ringing in their ears: The name is Bond…James Bond. Dashing and debonair, Bond's movie themes are instantly recognizable, evoking international intrigue, glamour and suspense. Making this concert especially memorable are vocalist Scott Coulter and two-time Grammy Award-winner Sheena Easton, featured singer on the James Bond soundtrack, “For Your Eyes Only.” With more than 20 million records worldwide, Easton joins the Symphony to seduce the audience into the world of “Goldfinger,” “The Spy Who Loved Me,” “A View to a Kill,” “Skyfall” and more. The concert also includes “Diamonds are Forever,” “For Your Eyes Only” and “spy” songs from “Mission Impossible,” “Austin Powers,” “Dick Tracy,” “Pink Panther” and “Charlie's Angels.” And that's just a sampling! (more...)

Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Alvin Ailey and More Set for LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Live From Lincoln Center -- the award-winning performing arts series presenting the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center -- today announced its lineup of broadcasts from September through December 2016. (more...)

THE GIANT WORM SHOW at Sydney Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Once upon a time in 1974, a tiny town called Korumburra faced perilous decline until a local teacher decided to capitalise on what they had bigger and better than anywhere else - a giant worm. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NYMF Edition with Brian Charles Rooney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Brian Charles Rooney, who stars in the new musical LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, playing at NYMF August 2-6. (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, August 12, 2016
by - Jul 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, August 12, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW - Week of 8/1 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jul 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW - Week of 8/1, airing on ABC (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MARY POPPINS, Flying Into Theatre in the Park Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2016

It's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious as the popular family musical 'MARY POPPINS' flies onto the stage at Theatre in the Park (TTIP) Friday July 29 through Sunday, July 31, and continuing into the following week on Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Saturday, Aug. 6. Curtain time is 8:30 p.m. with the outdoor amphitheater opening for seating at 6:30 p.m. 'MARY POPPINS' is rated G and is the final musical production in TTIP's 47th summer season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Meet the Cast of Prom Queen: The Musical at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Segal Centre is proud to announce the 18 person cast of their upcoming world premiere, Prom Queen: The Musical written by Kent Staines with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey. This original Canadian production will be directed by Marcia Kash and is developed in association with Producer Mary Young Leckie. Inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend, the highly-anticipated new musical will feature both fresh and familiar faces at the Segal Centre fromOctober 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

Road Theatre Company Announces its 2016-2017 Season of PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Road Theatre Company is thrilled to announce its 2016 - 2017 season of plays! Since 1991, The Road Theatre Company has been producing world-class West Coast, L.A. and World premieres for our Los Angeles intimate theatre audiences and subscribers. 25 years, 26 seasons… hundreds of new works… countless reasons to celebrate! (more...)

Breaking News: Meryl Streep in Talks to Join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Blunt in Disney's MARY POPPINS RETURNS
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

According to Variety, Oscar-winner Meryl Streep is in talks to join Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt in the upcoming MARY POPPINS RETURNS coming from Disney in 2018. According to the publication, 'Streep is said to play the role of Poppins' cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn't in the 1964 classic. Streep would also sing for the part, much like she did in "Into the Woods," which earned her a record 19th Oscar nomination.' (more...)

Outskirts Press Announces Top 10 Best Selling Books in Self-Publishing from June 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Outskirts Press, a full-service self-publishing and book marketing service provider, today announced its top ten titles from June. (more...)

Scott Altman Joins Cincinnati Ballet as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Cincinnati Ballet announces today that respected performing arts leader Scott Altman will join the organization as Executive Director, working alongside Artistic Director and CEO Victoria Morgan to lead the company into its next era of innovation and success. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - The Forest
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 28, 2016

BWW speaks to Lucy Garland of The Forest ahead of their run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: Joyful Praise for UNEXPECTED JOY at WHAT
by Kristen Morale - Jul 28, 2016

This, in addition to the almost absurd talent of the cast and crew that is Unexpected Joy, is why you should all take a visit to WHAT as soon as you possibly can to witness the world premiere of this beautiful show. In association with Jim Kierstead, with a book and lyrics by Bill Russell, music by Janet Hood and now under the direction of Lynne Taylor-Corbett, this one is truly a winner. (more...)

BWW Review: Vive Les Arts Theatre Pursues the Magic of MARY POPPINS in Killeen, TX
by Amy Bradley - Jul 28, 2016

The community driven, Vive Les Arts Theatre located in Killeen Texas, brings to life MARY POPPINS, in Vive Les Arts self-proclaimed "huge summer musical". We all know the traditional Mary Poppins story of family, discipline, and chimney sweeps, yet, however familiar this tale is, it's always refreshening to revisit the Banks on Cherry Tree Lane. Beginning with Bert (played by John Asbach), everyone's favorite chimney sweep, setting the scene for Jane (played by Joy Adams) and Michael (played by Jonathan Dominguez), as they adventure with Mary Poppins (played by Heidi Lewis) through the streets of turn of the century England. As two very misbehaved children, their distracted mother Winifred Banks (played by Carlie Jo Hill) can't seem to keep a nanny for longer than a few weeks. Adding insult to injury, George Banks (played by Jeremy Stallings) is a classic distracted father aloof and unconcerned with his family. George places value on his money more than anything, showing the audience that adults have lessons to learn as well. As the winds change, Marry Poppins storms in without notice, and begins teaching the children that, "anything is possible if you let it". The journey continues with moving statues and larger than life set pieces that add a new and different spin to this timeless classic directed by Hayley Dugger. Presented in front of a buzzing community audience, the cast of MARY POPPINS entertained the locals with their adaptation of this Joyful musical. (more...)

BWW Review: SPUNK - A Wonderful Celebration In The Key of the Blues
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 28, 2016

SPUNK, three tales by Zora Neale Hurston, adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe, produced by Spectrum Theatre Company and currently playing at Austin Playhouse, is an evening filled with laughter, love and the blues. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Look Who's Wearing the Pantsuit Now- THE COLOR PURPLE Tributes Hillary Clinton
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE + Hillary Clinton = the best thing you've watched all day. Click below to check out the musical's amazing tribute to the official Democratic Presidential nominee! (more...)

Moonlight Youth Theatre Offers Theatre Internships for Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Moonlight Cultural Foundation announces its new internship program through Moonlight Youth Theatre in partnership with the Vista Education Foundation. The year-round program will offer several internship opportunities for local middle and high school youth who are interested in musical theatre production and design. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/28/2016 - ENGAGEMENTS, QUIETLY, Darlene Love & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 28, 2016

Today's big news: ENGAGEMENTS opens at Second Stage Uptown, QUIETLY officially bows at Irish Rep, Darlene Love joins TRIP OF LOVE Off-Broadway, and BROADWAY AT BRYANT PARK continues with GREAT COMET's Denee Benton and more! (more...)

The Name is Bond... at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

For the second to last concert of Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival 2016 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre-the audience is sure to hear these words ringing in their ears: The name is Bond...James Bond. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

Andra and Morgan Ebert Pen WINNIE THE MINI HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Can we teach our children to be open to new experiences? Horse enthusiasts Andra and Morgan Ebert believe children should be armed with the ability to accept change instead of fearing it. This lesson will help young children to be better equipped to handle life's biggest surprises as they grow and mature. (more...)

VIDEO: James McAvoy Stars in New M. Night Shyamalan Thriller SPLIT
by Movies News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan returns with an all-new original thriller SPLIT. James McAvoy, Haley Lu Richardson, and Brad William Henke star in the film hitting theaters January 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Wondrous Ensemble in THE PITMEN PAINTERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 27, 2016

Lee Hall's play ends the American Stage season with a bang; it's a lovely production. (more...)

MOMENTA FESTIVAL II to Feature Indonesian Opera and More This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Momenta Quartet, the 'outstanding' (George Grella) and 'enterprising' (Russell Platt) string quartet based in New York City, happily announces Momenta Festival II, following the success of the inaugural Momenta Festival in 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Welcomes Delightful New THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 27, 2016

A surprisingly well-done, beautifully-paced production that feels like a truly fresh revival of something many of us have forever seared in our brains, this brand new, Jack O'Brien-helmed national tour of THE SOUND OF MUSIC---now on stage at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through July 31---is a resplendent enterprise that is equal parts heartwarming nostalgia and entertaining, feel-good theater. Say what you will about how hokey and old-fashioned this show may be now... but I, for one, truly adored it. Besides its lovely visuals, this new revival has made a wonderful discovery in Kerstin Anderson, who plays a spunky, utterly charming version of everyone's favorite nun-turned-nanny Maria. (more...)

Cold Brew Coffee to be Served at Dunkin' Donuts Restaurants Nationwide Beginning August 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Dunkin' Donuts guests can soon enJoy a cold new coffee experience, as beginning Monday, August 1, Cold Brew coffee will be available at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide. Dunkin' Donuts' Cold Brew coffee is prepared by steeping a special blend of coffee in cold water over an extended period of time to extract a uniquely distinctive flavor from the beans.The longer brewing process provides a rich, smooth coffee with an inherently sweeter flavor reminiscent of dark chocolate. Cold Brew offers another exciting choice for those who prefer their coffee cold, along with the brand's signature iced coffee. (more...)

CBS's New CARPOOL KARAOKE Series to 'Sing' Exclusively with Apple Music
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Apple Music will be the global home of CBS Television Studio's highly anticipated new CARPOOL KARAOKE series through an exclusive first-window licensing agreement announced today. (more...)

Richard Lewis, Julie Halston, Paula Poundstone and More Set for August Comedy Nights at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of National Park Service with One-Hour Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

It began as a radical idea to preserve a mysterious land of “boiling sulpher springs.” Now the National Park Service is 100 years old – with more than 400 places we've seen fit to save forever. Smithsonian Channel will celebrate the centennial with AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS AT 100 premiering Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life Helicopter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), presents the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus, music direction is by Chris Brent Davis, and choreography is by Bubba Carr. The show opened on July 21 and has already been extended to August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast -- plus the production's real-life helicopter -- in action! (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Casting for Next Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer EmJoy Gavino is pleased to announce the cast of the next of The Chicago Inclusion Projects reading series, In the Next Room, or the vibratory play by Sarah Ruhl. The reading, presented in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company and The League of Chicago Theatres, will take place on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 7pm at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Peace Garden Trail Offers Variety and Artistry of Flowers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Good Humor' Brings Summer Tour To Washington, D.C. With Ryan Kerrigan As Honorary Good Humor' Man
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Today, Good Humor is returning to Washington, D.C. with its East Coast "Welcome to Joyhood" tour. After visiting New York City and Boston, the iconic brand is traveling to the Ronald Reagan Building to kick off the Washington, D.C. leg of the tour with a fun-filled event for those who live, work and play in the city. As part of the event, Good Humor is partnering with Washington Redskins linebacker and 2015 Walter Payton Man of the Year, Ryan Kerrigan, as an Honorary Good Humor Man. (more...)

The Meatpacking District's SWEAT SESSIONS Offers Free Summer Outdoor Fitness Classes, Tuesdays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Meatpacking District's Sweat Sessions - an outdoor summer fitness and wellness program that the district launched on May 10th - offers a fun al fresco fitness series consisting of three free 45-minute classes nearly every Tuesday night from May through August. The Meatpacking Business Improvement District has partnered with Meatpacking newcomer Samsung 837, as well as collaborated with Wellthily, a healthy hospitality firm, to assist with the design of the program and to tap into their inspiring wellness network. Post workout, the Meatpacking District will host the Cool Down at Samsung 837. (more...)

'The Tails of Ae'tann: A Sunset Story' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Five-A Two LLC in conjunction with The Five-A Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for The Tails of Ae'tann: A Sunset Story, a new multi-platform fantasy series about animals, their secret lives, hidden realms and connection to our myths and legends. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Returning to Harris Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Big Apple Circus Lacks Funds to Perform This Season Under the Big Top
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Big Apple Circus, whose performances in New York and around the country have thrilled audiences for years, announced today that while it has not raised sufficient funds to produce a show under its Big Top next season, the recent donations it has received will enable the organization to restructure and continue to provide community service programs, including Clown Care, which brings the Joy of classical circus to hospitalized children. (more...)

New ESPN Platform THE UNDEFEATED Adds Three Multiplatform Journalists
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Undefeated, ESPN's new platform focusing on the intersection of sports, race and culture, has added three journalists to its staff. (more...)

MPAC Named Outstanding Historic Theatre 2016 by League of Historic American Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center has been named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by The League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT). (more...)

Kansas City Ballet Announces Record-Breaking 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Claire Brand, President of the Board of Directors for Kansas City Ballet, today announced the contract extensions for the Kansas City Ballet leadership at the conclusion of a record-breaking and critically acclaimed 2015-2016 season marked by the highest attendance and ticket revenue in its 58-year history. (more...)

AMC Announces Fourth & Final Season of Revolutionary War Drama TURN
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

AMC today announced that “TURN: Washington's Spies” will be returning for a fourth and final season with 10 episodes. The new episodes will air in 2017. (more...)

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