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Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Fisher Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Broadway in Detroit has announced that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will begin at The Fisher Theatre in Detroit, September 26 - October 4, 2014. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Isabel Rose Releases New Album TROUBLE IN PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Trouble in Paradise, the new CD from acclaimed singer Isabel Rose (www.IsabelRose.com) is a top-drawer musical event. Produced by Bob Rock (Michael Buble, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Metallica, Cher), it will be released on September 16th by RED, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - A Trip to the Library and a Night at the Sea Shanty
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm - Jul 29, 2014

A trip to the library and a night at the Sea Shanty.... (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out New TV Spot for Broadway's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

Below, check out the brand new commercial for Broadway's smash hit musical, MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Fay Marie McDonald Pens Book on Meditation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

JAMBEROO, Australia (more...)

Mary Crandell Releases Children's Book on Music Appreciation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Windsor Heights, IA (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'You Will Not Escape' Episode of SWITCHED AT BIRTH
by - Jul 29, 2014

Daphne encourages her classmates to join her in a senior ditch day on an all-new episode of "Switched at Birth," airing Monday, August 4 at 8:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family. (more...)

Angela Sheik to Release 'Home Before Dark' on 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

On the follow up to her 2013 full length debut One By One, the crafty multi-instrumentalist works with producer RYAT to create a richly textured 10 track exploration of deep grooves, infectious melodies, dynamic vocal harmonies and soulful ambiences. (more...)

California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Joins Leadership Team for 2015 Special Olympics in LA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Leadership Committee of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Jinkx Monsoon's THE INEVITABLE ALBUM is Irresistible
by David Clarke - Jul 29, 2014

Inspired by Bette Midler's THE DIVINE MISS M, the torch song albums of Marlene Dietrich and Peggy Lee, and a handful of contemporary female performers like Amanda Palmer, Regina Spektor, and Lady Rizo, Jinkx Monsoon's THE INEVITABLE ALBUM is a triumphant celebration of Jinkx Monsoon's gratifying personality and the delectable cabaret-inspired flavors that make this sensational performer tick. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE, 8/19-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Westport Country Playhouse will stage Alan Ayckbourn's romantic comedy, "Things We Do for Love," Tuesday, August 19 through Sunday, September 7, directed by Tony Award nominee John Tillinger, a veteran director of many Ayckbourn plays on Broadway and at the Playhouse. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Run 8/8-16 at JBK Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

A community collaboration between Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) MET-X and Frederick Community College's Theatre FCC will produce the World Premiere of 'The Wizard of Odd'. In this re-interpretation of the classic tale, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz', outsider Dee finds himself in an odd fantastical world filled with strange creatures. In his journey to find his way home, he meets a trio of misfits who help him discover the true meaning of friendship, home and self worth. The 'Wizard of Odd' is coming to the JBK Theatre at Frederick Community College (7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick) from August 8 through 16. (more...)

BTG's SEUSSICAL to Feature Over 100 Berkshire County Youth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Seussical, Berkshire Theatre Group's 9th Annual Children's Theatre Production at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. The production opens August 7th at 7pm and closes on August 17 at 7pm. (more...)

President Obama Says 2013 National Medal of Arts Honorees 'Add Texture to Our Lives'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

President Barack Obama presented the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals this afternoon, July 28, 2014, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama was also in attendance. (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Consummate Vocalist Jeanne Page Knocks Her CD Preview Show REBOOT Out of the Park
by Don Grigware - Jul 28, 2014

On Sunday July 27 powerhouse vocalist Jeanne Page made a stylish return to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal for a marvelous evening of standards done her way, entitled Reboot. This lady has a unique brand of humor that is intoxicating and infuses every song she sings with the true colors they deserve. She is about to release a CD of her work, so Reboot was a preview of the album. Believe me, it's a knockout! (more...)

Over 125 Playwrights to Participate in WRITE OUT FRONT Live at the Drama Book Shop in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Theaterspeak will present WRITE OUT FRONT, an installation of over 125 award-winning and up-and-coming playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 1st - 31st. In each two-hour time slot for WRITE OUT FRONT, a different playwright will write a new play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is projected onto a 42' monitor facing the passersby on the street, making their normally private creative process public. (more...)

The Music Hall Adds Six Shows in 2014-15, Including Pink Martini, Sean Hayes, Skyler and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Music Hall has announced seven new shows coming to its already robust and diverse 2014-2015 season of performances, cinema, and literary events on stage and on screen in two theaters. Tickets for the season go on sale first to Music Hall members Saturday, August 7 and are on sale to non-members starting Saturday August 16. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Season
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

Exeter Northcott Theatre has put its hardworking staff centre stage as it launches its autumn 2014 Season. To celebrate receiving Arts Council funding, the new brochure pays tribute to the fantastic team at the theatre as they make a trip back to the 1940s through the costume store. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Celebrates 100 Performances
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

The talented cast of the Public Theater's highly acclaimed Off-Broadway environmental biomusical HERE LIES LOVE celebrated 100 performances this weekend. (more...)

HSN's 'Queen of Invention' Joy Mangano Scores New History-Making Sellout
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

'Queen of Invention,' Joy Mangano shattered records once again at entertainment and lifestyle retailer HSN this past weekend, when she sold close to half a million of her Comfort & Joy MemoryCloud pillows. The highly successful entrepreneur sold more than 216,000 sets of her patent-pending pillows on Saturday, July 26, shattering HSN's previous record for the most units of a single item in a single day. Mangano bested her own previous record of 174,000 units sold in one day of her Forever Fragrant Odor Eliminating Set in 2010. She surpassed all expectations when she offered an affordable solution to help get a better night's sleep! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SCHUBERTIADE Is An Annual Party Including Cake
by Barry Lenny - Jul 28, 2014

Each year the Elder Conservatorium mounts a Schubertiade, with cake, coffee and, most welcome in the depths of winter, mulled wine. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chalk Rep's LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN Returns to Clark Library Grounds by Popular Demand
by Shari Barrett - Jul 28, 2014

The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library is located in the historic West Adams District of Los Angeles and houses the pre-eminent collection of Oscar Wilde materials in the world, including a typed copy of "Lady Windermere's Fan" with Wilde's handwritten notes from 1892, the year this comedy of manners was first produced. Thus it is the perfect site for Wilde's brilliant examination of status, family values, gossip and loyalty, presented by Chalk Rep.. (more...)

DM Playhouse Announces Dionysos Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2014 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 27. The theatre honored 18 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Interviews: Rachel Mariner, Writer Of BILL CLINTON: HERCULES
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 28, 2014

Writer Rachel Mariner speaks to BWW:UK about her upcoming Edinburgh Fringe 2014 play Bill Clinton: Hercules. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Musical Version of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Worth the Wait
by Paul Batterson - Jul 28, 2014

Few moviegoers were thinking about the musical potential of DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS when it was released as a movie in 1988. However, the movie producers were. (more...)

First Look at MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Revealed at San Diego Comic-Con, Pictures and Trailer
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 27, 2014

From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary “Mad Max” franchise, comes “Mad Max: Fury Road,” a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals Hits Another Home Run with Peppy DAMN YANKEES
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 26, 2014

A buoyant, truly impressive local revival directed by Alan Souza, 3-DT's DAMN YANKEES is a true audience pleaser, highlighted by an enthusiastic cast and spirited re-imagined sequences that are truly Broadway-caliber. This all-new production is now playing at the Plummer Auditorium in Fullerton through July 27, then travels to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center from August 2-10. (more...)

Third Rail Announces Big Changes for 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Third Rail is beyond thrilled to announce that we are taking our first steps towards finding a permanent theatre to call our own! When we leave the Winningstad Theatre for the CoHo Theatre in January of 2015, it will be for the last time as we go searching for the brick and mortar space that will be our home for years to come. (more...)

Photo Flash: The City Theatre Presents CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Now Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Cyrano's a soldier, philosopher, and nobleman with a head for poetry and a nose for miles. All of Paris adores him except for his true love Roxanne, who can't see past his all-too-prominent facial feature. Instead, she falls for a handsome young cadet named Christian. But when Christian admits he's tongue-tied with Roxanne, Cyrano gives him the romantic words guaranteed to win her heart. With Christian's looks and Cyrano's language, it's a foolproof plan! Or is it? A beautiful and touching story of 1640 Paris, set against the backdrop of corrupt magistrates, bawdy ladies, and dueling musketeers. (more...)

Patricia Bogg Receives LPA's Sue Nattrass Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

It is with great pleasure that Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that Patricia Boggs has been awarded the inaugural SUE NATTRASS AWARD for her outstanding service to the Australian live performance industry. The industry achievement award will sit alongside the JC Williamson Award which saw this year's recipient, John FrostOAM, honoured recently at the JC Williamson Award dinner in Brisbane. (more...)

Kevin Mahogany to Headline 2014 South Bend Jazz Festival, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Kevin Mahogany to headline the 3rd annual South Bend Jazz Festival, Saturday, August 16th from 4:00 p.m till 11:00 p.m; in front of the Morris Performing Arts Center. Free to the Public! Featuring Six international acts from a Variety of Jazz genres. (more...)

The Abbey to Present TAPPIN' AND YAPPIN', 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Fresh off the heels of a successful run at the 2014 Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival, Tappin' and Yappin' featuring Joy Anderson and John B. deHaas, will play one performance at The Abbey on Friday, August 15 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! Will Play Theater at Madison Square Garden this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

MSG Entertainment will present Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Theater at Madison Square Garden beginning Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28. The limited engagement in New York City has been called "100 times better than any bedside story," by The New York Times. The classic Christmas story by Dr. Seuss springs to life on stage bringing the spirit of the holiday season to children and adults alike. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 20 at 10:00AM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Texas Repertory Theatre Invites a Grand Ole' Time with PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 25, 2014

This summer the Texas Repertory Theatre Company serves up a slice of apple pie and southern charm with PUMP BOYS AND THE DINETTES. Prior to the show, I wasn't really sure what to expect. It certainly sounded like something that had country charm splattered all over it. Turns out, I wasn't too far off. Being born and bred in Texas along with an affinity for diners this was a great treat. (more...)

Four Festive Holiday Shows Make Their Way to Segerstrom Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Even with its 'endless summer' weather, Orange County certainly embraces the spirit of the holidays. This year, audiences can look forward to four unique and fun-filled seasonal shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The holiday concert season at the Center kicks off with beloved American singer/songwriter Judy Collins in her show, Holidays and Hits (December 6) performing an array of holiday classics as well as her inspiring interpretations of folk standards. This is followed by the whimsical and critically acclaimed show DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL (December 10 - 14). The enchanting and ever popular Celtic Woman returns with the spirited show Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour (December 15), and, finally, the popular Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano (December 23) rounds out the holiday programming with an evening of traditional Mexican songs and dance. (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: OSU Music Alums, Teachers, Parents Sound Off on Marching Band Sex Scandal - Is Jon Waters a Scapegoat?
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 25, 2014

As BWW reported yesterday, The Ohio State University has fired Band Director Jon Waters citing 'serious cultural issues and an environment conducive to sexual harassment within the Marching Band.' The findings showed that conduct of the band and staff 'is inconsistent with the University's values and Title IX requirements.' (more...)

Lot's Cave Releases Erotic Novel 'Enchanted for the Weekend'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

'Enchanted for the Weekend' by Houston Cei has just been published by Lot's Cave a website that specializes in erotica. The story is dramatic with a mixture of Joy, sorrow and suspense and even has a splash of witchcraft, along with bisexuality and incest. The book is not for everyone, but should be entertaining for those who enJoy reading graphic descriptions of sexual acts in the context of a meaningful storyline with characters that seem very lifelike. It is available for only $1.99 as an e-book ISBN978131072753 on the websites of Lot's Cave, Smashwords and Barnes and Noble. A synopsis can be found at any of these sites; Barnes and Noble even offers a few sample pages that give a glimpse of the writer's style. The cover shows the lead character, Emily, holding two airline tickets and the starry like image with the rays are indicative of her power to enchant; enlarging the image will reveal the destination and who the tickets are for, and reading the story reveals what happens on that magical weekend. Lot's Cave, as its name may suggest, features incestuous fiction. Forthcoming novellas by Houston Cei aka Henry Hank are: After the Enchanted Weekend: A Sequel, Country Taboo and As Good as it Gets. Available at: www.lotscave.com www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lotscave www.barnesandnoble.com (more...)

WINNERS Web Series Screens at LA Short Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

An episode of the quirky ensemble comedy Web series “Winners,” outlining the lives of a group of hapless actors and performers in Los Angeles, will be screened at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30 as part of the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival. (more...)

Casting and Cameo Groups Announced for Free Public Works' Musical Adaptation of THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Following last year's acclaimed Public Works production of The Tempest, The Public Theater will continue this community-based initiative this September with a free original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE. Featuring more than 200 New Yorkers from all five boroughs performing alongside professional actors and The Public's community partners, Public Works' THE WINTER'S TALE will run for three nights only, September 5-7, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Free tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the Delacorte Theater and via the Virtual Ticketing lottery at www.publictheater.org. (more...)

Bay City Players Elects Officers for 97th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Bay City Players, Michigan's oldest continuously operating community theatre, held its annual membership meeting on July 14, 2014. (more...)

Labyrinth Theater Company Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director Mimi O'Donnell, Managing Director Danny Feldman), the award-winning, downtown ensemble, today announced its 2014-2015 season, including A Sucker Emcee, written and performed by Craig muMs Grant, The Insurgents, a new play by Lucy Thurber, and Nice Girl, written by Melissa Ross. All work will be presented at the Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street), Labyrinth Theater Company's home in New York City's West Village. (more...)

Om Puri to be Honored at Special Preview of THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Om Puri (b. 1950), the prolific and internationally renowned Indian actor will appear at Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday, August 3, for a conversation about his career moderated by actress and writer Madhur Jaffrey. The tribute program, presented with clips of Puri's finest performances, will be followed by a preview screening of The Hundred-Hoot Journey, in which he co-stars with Helen Mirren. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Will Premiere New Play BAD WITH MONEY at The Duplex this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Ben Rimalower's addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life. In BAD WITH MONEY he charts his sometimes hilarious, sometimes harrowing struggle to overcome his problem-or get rich trying. Written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark, BAD WITH MONEY premieres at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) from September 4 through November 6. (more...)

Emmy Winner Wayne Brady to Star Opposite Merle Dandridge in KISS ME, KATE at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that Wayne Brady will star as Fred/Petruchio in the Cole Porter Broadway musical KISS ME, KATE. The multi-Emmy Award winning Brady will head a cast of 17. Epps will direct the 2014-2015 Season opener, which will run from September 16- October 12, 2014 with the official press opening on September 21. The production also stars Merle Dandridge (Broadway's Spamalot and Tarzan) as Lily/Kate. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre Joins Solid Ground and Theater of Possibility for New Youth Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Seattle Musical Theatre has teamed up with local organizations Solid Ground and Theater of Possibility to create a brand new summer youth theater program for kids and tweens living in Solid Ground housing at Magnuson Park. After a six week program with professional teaching artists, the students are presenting a showcase of interactive theater games and improvisation exercises to be shared with family and friends in the audience. The student showcase will be presented at SMT's theater at the end of July. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oh, What a Beautiful Evening! OKLAHOMA Wows Austin Audiences
by Jeff Davis - Jul 24, 2014

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Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment Present ANNIE, 11/5 - 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Citi Performing Arts Center and MSG Entertainment are pleased to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play November 5 - 16, 2014 at the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 18th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Personal Storytelling is Front and Center with SELF PORTRAIT at Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 24, 2014

There's good to be found within this deeply personal solo performance. (more...)

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