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Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

The Trustus Theatre Presents VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Open 30th Season, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Trustus Theatre begins their 30th Anniversary Season with Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. This show was one of the most successful comedies on Broadway last season, and now this Tony award-winning script finds a home on the Thigpen Main Stage this fall. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike opens on Friday September 12th at 8:00pm, and runs through September 27, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Brynn O'Malley Talks About Playing Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Charles Shubow - Aug 29, 2014

Broadway awaits O'Malley to star in her first original role in HONEYMOON AND VEGAS. (more...)

Gloria Anne Barrett Debuts Historical Fiction with AN UNEASY PEACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

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OWN Announces September Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) has released highlights of its upcoming September 2014 schedule. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open Tennessee Rep's 30th Season, 10/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Tennessee Repertory opens its 30th season of live, professional theatre with Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd runs October 4 -October 25 at TPAC's Johnson Theater (with preview performances October 2 - 3). Tennessee Rep's 2008 production of this multiple Tony Award-winning musical had a completely sold out run, and was a smash hit with critics and theatre-goers alike. (more...)

Utah Symphony to Launch Season With Performance of Mahler's SYMPHONY NO. 1, 9/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

The Utah Symphony returns to Abravanel Hall on Sept. 12 & 13 to launch the 2014-15 season with Music Director Thierry Fischer leading the orchestra in Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 "Titan" along with works by Beethoven and Mosolov. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN's Broadway Cast Gets Drenched for ALS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2014

The Broadway cast of PIPPIN accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Broadway's ONCE - check out their acrobatic submission below! PIPPIN has nominated the company of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, PIPPIN team member Gypsy Snider, and the cast of a show in Montreal. (more...)

Nancy D. Gosse Releases OBSCURITY: IN YOUR FACE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

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Dick Van Dyke to Receive 2014 Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dyke will accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8(th), 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

Brad Torgersen's Second Short Fiction Collection, RACERS OF THE NIGHT, to Debut at Salt Lake City Comic Con, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Brad Torgersen will see his second short fiction collection, 'Racers of the Night' published with Wordfire Press debut at Salt Lake City Comic Con on September 4th. (more...)

John Legend and Lee Ann Womack Team-up on 'CMT Crossroads'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will team up with Grammy Award-winning country star Lee Ann Womack when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. (more...)

BWW Blog: Abigail Shapiro - Adventures in Connecticut - Hosting and Judging
by Guest Blogger: Abigail Shapiro - Aug 28, 2014

Today is the day of our show! Both Milly and I are beyond excited to be returning to 54 BELOW, and both of us can't wait to perform all of the new pieces to the show. (more...)

Food Network Brings Tricks & Treats in October Schedule
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Food Network brings the tricks and treats this October with new primetime series, premiere episodes of fan-favorite series and an all-star tournament. Host Jesse Palmer kicks off the month with new series Food Truck Face Off on Thursday, October 2nd at 8pm, as four talented teams share their culinary dreams before a panel of judges, culminating in a food truck showdown to decide who will win their very own food truck for a year. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'FORTRESS' a Strong Showing at Derby Dinner
by Todd Zeigler - Aug 28, 2014

There is an oh-so-subtle dramatic bed upon which rides one of the funniest evenings of theater I've had the Joy to partake of in quite a while. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA presents Dick Van Dyke with their Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that Dick Van Dykewill accept their prestigious Prince Rainier III Award. Mr. Van Dyke will be honored at PGF-USA's annual Gala in Los Angeles on October 8 th, 2014 along with this year's 20 Princess Grace Award winners who are emerging artists in theater, dance and film, hailing from cities and states across America. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Friday Night Laughs with the Ladies of CHICKSPEARE
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 28, 2014

One of the best ways to end the stress of a busy work week is with a few laughs. Best place to find those laughs right now is at ComedySportz LA, where the classically-trained, comically-proficient ladies of CHICKSPEARE take over the courtyard on Friday nights and improvise a one-act Shakespearean comedy guaranteed to start your weekend right. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Appoints Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the appointment of Brian Zeger as Chair of the Judges Panel for the 2015 Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition. This season's competition will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 and Sunday, April 19, 2015 in the elegant setting of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Museum of Northern Arizona's Dr. Robert Breunig Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Dr. Robert Breunig has announced his retirement as president and chief executive officer of the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA), effective June 30, 2015. (more...)

New Memoir by Gail Carpenter is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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Douglas Gardham Releases THE ACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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Mark Nepo Featured for REDUCED TO JOY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

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Toyota Announces Eighth Dream Car Art Contest Awards Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

TOKYO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Toyota Motor Corporation held an awards ceremony for the eighth Toyota Dream Car Art Contest at Mega Web, Toyota's vehicle experience facility in Tokyo's Koto Ward on August 27. (more...)

Blu' Homes' 2015 Product Line Offers Enhanced Green Features, Smart Home Automation, And More Spaciousness At Significantly Lower Prices
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

VALLEJO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Blu Homes today announced its 2015 Product Line of premium architect-designed homes, all of which boast enhanced features and generously expanded square footage at significantly lower prices. With its 2015 Product Line, Blu Homes, Inc. ('Blu'), America's leading provider of premium prefab homes, has been able to increase square footage and upgrade featuresincluding many standard smart and green additionswhile dropping home prices by up to $140,000. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AUTOUR DU MONDE by Paris Chansons Celebrates Joyous Music From Many Countries
by Shari Barrett - Aug 27, 2014

Los Angeles is a melting pot made up of people from around the world, most looking to settle here to enJoy the great weather, to be with their families, or perhaps to live their dream on breaking into the entertainment industry. Paris Chansons is an international music group made up of talented musicians and singers from Ukraine, Russia, France, Morocco, Israel, Germany, Queens and Las Vegas, who have banded together to present some of the world's best music to appreciative audiences at the Catalina Bar and Grill in Hollywood and at the Riviera 31 Lounge at Sofitel in West Hollywood. (more...)

John Legend & Lee Ann Womack Set for CMT CROSSROADS, 9/26
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will team up with Grammy Award-winning country star Lee Ann Womack next month when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. Legend and Womack will meet and collaborate for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Franklin, Tenn. CMT CROSSROADS: JOHN LEGEND AND LEE ANN WOMACK will premiere Friday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents Verdi's FALSTAFF, 10/3-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's 2014/2015 season opens with an opera hailed as the crowning achievement of Verdi's career,Falstaff. This new company production is led by master director Canadian Robert Carsen and COC Music Director Johannes Debus with internationally acclaimed Canadian bass-baritoneGerald Finley making a long-awaited return to the COC in his role debut as the impoverished, loveable knight, Sir John Falstaff. Falstaff is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for seven performances onOctober 3, 9, 12, 14, 25, 29 and November 1, 2014. (more...)

LACO to Open 2014-15 Season with World Premiere, Beethoven and Saint-Saens, 9/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, launches its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of a work for strings and percussion by young Australian-born composer Cameron Patrick, Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5, and Saint-Saens' seldom-performed Piano Concerto No. 5, 'Egyptian,' on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 8 pm, at Glendale's Alex Theatre, and Sunday, September 21, 2014, 7 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Saint-Saens' concerto features the LACO debut of Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, proclaimed an 'exciting new talent' (The New York Times), who has been hailed for his 'dazzling keyboard technique and broad and varied textural palette' (San Francisco Chronicle). (more...)

Carolyn Malachi, Benjamin Walker, Ryan Raftery & More to Play Joe's Pub, 8/27-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its schedule for August 27-September 7, featuring MARY MILLBEN, MIKEY WAX / MY SILENT BRAVERY, DAVELL CRAWFORD, CAROLYN MALACHI, MIKE BARNETT, FIND THE FUNNY, DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL and more. (more...)

NEWSIES' John Dossett Crowned King in PIPPIN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Beginning tonight, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: MISS SAIGON's Hugh Maynard!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 26, 2014

Hugh Maynard is beaming in the London sunshine as we meet at the Prince Edward Theatre to reflect on his return to the role of John in Miss Saigon. (more...)

L.A. Municipal Art Gallery's EAT.DRINK.ART. Fundraiser Launches, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ EAT.DRINK.ART. A Kaleidoscope of the Senses, The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery's multifaceted fundraiser invites Angelenos to tempt their palettes with delectable food, artisanal spirits and a stimulating celebration of art in all its forms on Saturday, September 13 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. with a VIP reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m., catered by world-renowned LA-based chef Kris Morningstar. For tickets, please visit Barnsdall.org/EatDrinkArt. (more...)

Halloween Wars Scares Up Spine-Tingling Pumpkin Displays In Return To Food Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Halloween Wars returns to Food Network for its fourth season, premiering Sunday, October 5 th at 9pm ET/PT. Witness five teams, consisting of a pumpkin carving expert, a cake decorator, and sugar artist, as they battle it out over four episodes to create heart-stopping Halloween-themed displays, guaranteed to scare the daylights out of viewers. Hosted by Justin Willman (Cupcake Wars), each week the teams go head-to-head to create different themed pumpkin displays. One team is eliminated each episode by the judging panel, made up of renowned cake decorator Shinmin Li and Emmy-nominated make-up artist Brian Kinney, and a rotating panel of celebrity guest judges, including Naomi Grossman (American Horror Story: Asylum), Francia Raisa (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Adi Shankar (film producer of The Grey and Dredd), and Lew Temple (The Walking Dead and The Devil's Rejects). The last team standing wins the title of Halloween Wars champion and a $50,000 grand prize. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Classes at The Ensemble School
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to announce its fall schedule of classes for The Ensemble School. (more...)

Folk Music Society of New York to Host 'Sing Like a Pirate Friday', 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

With so much of the country enJoying the fun of International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, the Folk Music Society of New York reasoned, why not invite the public to sing like them -- or at least about them? On Fri., Sept. 19, the Society invites all comers to join them on the East Side for their Talk-Like-a-Pirate Extravaganza and sea chantey sing. (more...)

VIDEO: New Promo for Final Season of NBC's PARENTHOOD
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The final season of PARENTHOOD will premiere on Thursday, September 25 at 10/9c on NBC. Watch an all-new promo for the show's sixth season below! (more...)

STRATA Survey: Ad Agencies' Interest In Digital Video Jumps 45% From A Year Ago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

CHICAGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A recent survey of media buying agencies found that 45% of those polled are more interested in digital/online video than they were a year ago, while streaming/online radio saw a 53% increase. Overall, video dominates as 67% of agencies said that their clients' primary focus for campaigns is video advertising (which includes traditional TV, cable, and network, as well as digital video). The second quarter survey of agencies was conducted by STRATA, the leader in media buying and selling software. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater to Present Isango Ensemble's THE MAGIC FLUTE, 9/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Isango Ensemble's The Magic Flute (Impempe Yomlingo), bringing thirty actors and musicians from South Africa to Chicago as part of CST's celebrated World's Stage Series. The Magic Flute reimagines Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most beloved operatic work, incorporating African singing, pulsating beats and spirited storytelling into this 223-year-old classic. Based in Cape Town, the vibrant company of the Isango Ensemble unites the diverse nation of Africa by reinventing classics from the Western theater canon within a South African setting. Adapted and directed by Isango co-founder Mark Dornford-May, The Magic Flute took London by storm, garnering London's prestigious Laurence Olivier Award. The production will be performed at Skyline Stage on Navy Pier (next door to CST) for a limited engagement, September 25-28, 2014. (more...)

A KURT WEILL CABARET Comes to No Exit Cafe, 9/19-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill, running September 19 to October 19, 2014. (more...)

BWW Guest Blog: The Toronto Symphony on being 'Eclectic in Amsterdam!'
by Toronto Newsdesk - Aug 26, 2014

Being on tour in the first violin section of the TSO , one might think I would be limited to the notes on a page, but I am also a jazz violinist and bluegrass fiddler and have no musical limits. Today's rare day off for the TSO tour means exploring the city and it's music. I hop in a taxi to meet up with a local friend and her gypsy jazz band with whom I'll play tonight. (more...)

Tian Ge Announces 2014 Second Quarter and Interim Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

HANGZHOU, China, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited ('Tian Ge' or the 'Company', 1980.HK), a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services in China, today announced the unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter and the first half year of 2014 ended June 30, 2014. (more...)

Simon & Schuster Releases Debut Author Matthew Thomas's WE ARE NOT OURSELVES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Matthew Thomas's novel about Alzheimer's was born of personal experience and extreme financial sacrifice. He had never published anything before We Are Not Ourselves, the book he devoted 10 years of his life to writing while working as a high-school English teacher. last year when his book was auctioned for $1 million and then in May it was featured as one of the Buzz Books for 2014 at Book Expo America. (more...)

Virginia Rep Presents BECOMING DR.RUTH, 09/12-10/19
by Laura Meltzer - Aug 25, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre will be presenting 'Becoming Doctor Ruth' at the Hanover Tavern from September 12th through October 19th. (more...)

Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Friday, September 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on LAST MAN STANDING, airing on ABC on Friday, September 12, 2014! (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Natalie Joy Johnson, Lesli Margherita & More Sing with the Skivvies at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

Undie-rock pop duo The Skivvies, featuring Broaday's Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, just welcomed special guest stars Charlie Rosen, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Ephraim Sykes, Natalie Joy Johnson, Nicolas Rodriguez and Lesli Margherita for their latest show at 54 Below on August 22. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices Along with Mary Testa, Justin Guarini and more set for IMAGINE: A CONCERT OF HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Broadway Inspirational Voices will lead a host of Broadway talent in 'Imagine: A Concert of Hope,' a benefit concert to raise funds for cancer research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. The event will take place Monday, September 8th at 8pm at Le Poisson Rouge and all proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Bobby McFerrin, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will open its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8pm. Best known for the global number one hit 'Don't Worry Be Happy,' Mr. McFerrin is a percussive, improvisational genius who has stirred audiences through the years with the sounds of the voice box, fusing into his work dozens of different languages and cultures from all over the world. Tickets for this one-night-only event are $36-$60 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Pink Martini to Collaborate on Nicolo Fonte's World Premiere in the Upcoming OBT 25 Program, 10/11-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Oregon Ballet Theatre announced last night during Pink Martini's concert at the Oregon Zoo that Nicolo Fonte's world premiere in the upcoming OBT 25 program will feature Portland's favorite "little orchestra" sharing the stage with the dancers in the first ever full-scale collaboration between the two groups. The ballet, titled Everywhere, was inspired by Fonte's eagerness to create an unforgettable experience for the audience that will reveal new facets of both groups and the performers in them. In celebration of the Ballet's 25th Anniversary Season, this entirely new creation will feature China Forbes, who has been the lead singer for the band since its inception. Opening Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Keller Auditorium, OBT 25 will continue for five performances through October 18. (more...)

#KeepArtsAlive With YoungArts Awareness Day on September 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts), the non-profit organization that contributes to the cultural vitality of the nation by supporting the artistic development of talented young artists, today announces YoungArts Awareness Day, a nationwide initiative to "keep arts alive" on Monday, September 8. Encouraging everyone who has a creative instinct to take part, YoungArts Awareness Day will feature pop-up performances and events in Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City and invites artists across the country to create and share their own work, or their artistic experiences at museums and concerts via social media with the tags #keepartsalive, #youngarts and #youngartsawarenessday. (more...)

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