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The Neo-Futurists to Premiere THE? UNICORN? HOUR?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Neo-Futurists will present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

Leah Jade Announces Two Book Deals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Today, Leah Jade, an empowered survivor of chronic childhood abuse and devastating family related illegal drug fuelled dysfunction and tragedy upon tragedy, has confirmed that a moment of vulnerability on Facebook has had a dramatic effect. She chose to unveil a deep litany of personal hurt in her life that has managed to touch the hearts of thousands of people organically and instantaneously attracted the attention of several publications including the people behind two new books. The post was entitled, 'What Losing My Whole Immediate Family Because of Drugs Taught Me About Life.' This has helped to steer her on a path of helping more people to share their own truth and inspirational stories of overcoming very serious adversity and major life challenges that not everyone can survive the aftermath of let alone thrive after. (more...)

Disney/Pixar's CARS 3 Gears Up for a Season-Long Ride with NASCAR
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Disney•Pixar's CARS 3 is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017. (more...)

Mark Thirkell Debuts Newest Solo Project with 'In One Sense EP'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'In One Sense' is a four-track EP - the latest project and debut solo release from Indie Electro vocalist Mark Thirkell. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Preservation Hall Jazz Band Announce New Album + Share Track
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Preservation Hall Jazz Band have announced the release of their new album, So It Is, the septet's second release featuring all-new original music, coming April 21 via Legacy Recordings. (more...)

Gyuri Sarossy and Candy Ma to Lead CHINGLISH at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Gyuri Sarossy (The Rover RSC, Two Noble Kinsmen RSC, The Absence of War Headlong) and Candy Ma (Project New Earth, Chinese Arts Centre and Yellow Earth Theatre) have been announced to lead the talented bilingual cast of Chinglish. (more...)

2017 Ezra Jack Keats Book Award Winners Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi, announced today the winners of the 31st annual Ezra Jack Keats Book Award. Each year a writer and an illustrator are recognized early in their careers for their outstanding work. The 2017 award ceremony will be held on April 6th during the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The winners receive a gold medallion as well as an honorarium of $1,000. (more...)

Original Cast Reunites for 10th South Africa Anniversary with RENT IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Save the date! Showtime Management's 10th Anniversary Production of RENT IN CONCERT takes place at Montecasino's Teatro on Monday, 15 May 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Natalie Douglas, Joe Iconis, Molly Pope, SPAMILTON and More Among 2017 MAC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) has announced the 2017 MAC Award nominees. (more...)

'Penelope the Pink Penguin' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Penelope wakes up every morning filled with happiness and Joy. One day she gets teased for being pink and doesn't feel beautiful or confident with how she looks anymore. When Penelope realizes that it's okay to look different than others, she feels beautiful again. Buy Now Kelly Wonderlin is a first time children's book author who created the 'Penelope the Pink Penguin' series. Kelly's inspiration for Penelope came from valuable lessons she learned growing up. Kelly wanted to instill confidence in her own daughter and carry on a message of loving yourself and finding beauty within yourself. About the Author: Kelly resides in Austin, Texas with her husband Mark Wonderlin, their 2 year old daughter, Avery and her 8 year old step-son, Chase. Please check out her book today. (more...)

Tony DeSare to Make Cleveland Debut with Cleveland Pops Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????The Cleveland POPS Orchestra's Severance Hall concert on Saturday, March 25th is titled "I Love a Piano," appropriately features Tony DeSare, one of today's hottest new pianists. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take A Look at MAHALIA at The Ensemble Theatre; Command Performance Added!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Ensemble Theatre celebrates gospel music icon Mahalia Jackson in the musical Mahalia by Tom Stolz, directed by Shirley Marks Whitmore, with musical direction by Melanie Bivens. The production has added a command performance on Sunday, February 26 at 7:30PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW 2/27 - 3/3 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Feb 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW 2/27 - 3/3, airing on ABC (more...)

BUCKET LIST, AS THE CROW FLIES, and More Part of Rural Touring this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

A range of shows and artists from new musicals to Edinburgh Fringe hits set to tour the country's rural venues this Spring. (more...)

Christian Riehl Releases 'Divine Revelation Beyond the Gates'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

'Divine Revelation Beyond the Gates': an inspiring memoir of one man's journey through darkness and doubt to conviction and Joy in his relationship with God. (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER and More Set for the Court's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Court Theatre announces its 63rd season under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert. (more...)

Carla Richards Shares 'Caribbean Girl in America'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

'Caribbean Girl in America': a memoir and story of hope and redemption. 'Caribbean Girl in America' is the creation of published author Carla Richards, a Born-again Christian and spiritual advisor who derives great Joy in mentoring young women in their own journeys to Christ. She is a member of Faithful Central Bible Church in Englewood, California. (more...)

Gail Turner Stevenson Says 'Dreams Really Do Come True' in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

'Dreams Really Do Come True': a true story of one woman's journey from abandonment and deep sorrow in her early childhood to ultimate Joy by the grace of her relationship with God. 'Dreams Really Do Come True' is the creation of published author Gail Turner Stevenson, a member of First Christian Church in Carthage, Texas, wife and mother of two grown children. (more...)

Nine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 12th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.  (more...)

Cast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, has announced the cast of the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award-winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Casting Announced for YOU'RE HUMAN LIKE THE REST OF THEM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate. (more...)

Special Olympics Georgia Hosts Eighth Annual Polar Plunge, 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

ACWORTH, Ga., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Plungers will 'bear' the cold waters at Acworth Beach February 25 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia in the eighth annual Polar Plunge fundraiser. (more...)

BWW Review: MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY Thrives Anew in 2017
by Sondra Forsyth - Feb 21, 2017

The venerable Martha Graham Dance Company, founded 91 years ago in 1926, is thriving anew after getting past protracted legal battles following modern dance pioneer Graham's death and coping with the loss of historical material during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Much of the credit for the success of the current iteration of the troupe goes to Janet Eilber, a former Graham principal who has been at the helm as Artistic Director since 2005. She has instituted a policy of not only presenting Graham's classics but also commissioning fresh visions from today's finest choreographers. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE WILD PARTY at the Other Palace - Updated!
by Review Roundups - Feb 21, 2017

Set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920's excess, The Wild Party tells the story of Queenie and Burrs, a Vaudeville showgirl and a Vaudeville clown whose relationship is marked by vicious behaviour and recklessness. In an attempt to salvage their toxic union, they decide to throw a party to end all parties. (more...)

BWW Preview: IT GETS BETTER Uses Theatre, Music, Dance to Open Dialogue About LGBTQ Youth at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 21, 2017

On March 24, 2017, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents it gets better in Ferguson Hall at 7:30 p.m. it gets better is a timely and moving musical theatre experience by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts. (more...)

Uplifting Tribute to the Bronx GROWING UP GONZALES to Hit Medicine Show Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

From Executive Producers Maria Torres, John O'Connor, Michael and Sandra Lang, Maria Barreto and Linda Garcia comes GROWING UP GONZALES, a vibrant and uplifting Bronx tale. Previews begin on Friday, March 17th at Medicine Show Theater, 549 West 52nd Street between 10th and 11th Avenues. The production's official opening will be on Thursday, March 30th at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Gainesville Theatre Alliance
by Gracie McBride - Feb 21, 2017

Gainesville Theatre Alliance brings the Shakespeare classic, Much Ado About Nothing, to life just in the way it should be presented; with elegance, chaos, beauty, hilarity, and most of all, truth. (more...)

Singer Songwriter Sam Friend's New CD 'Twin' Featured on NPR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 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...)

VIDEO: Hulu Teams with J.J. Abrams, Stephen King on Original Series CASTLE ROCK
by - Feb 21, 2017

Hulu is taking viewers into the chilling world of acclaimed, best-selling author Stephen King in the new Hulu Original drama series CASTLE ROCK, from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions, Warner Bros. Television and executive producers/writers Sam Shaw & Dustin Thomason. (more...)

LOVE NEVER DIES North American Tour Will Launch from Baltimore This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

It's been long rumored with teases back as early as 2015 that Andrew Lloyd Webber's PHANTOM sequel was heading our way. Now according to an Equity casting notice, a North American tour will launch from Baltimore on October 3, 2017. Auditions will begin in March. (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Presents SYMPHONIC SYMPOSIUM, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On Monday, March 13, 2017 from 8:00-9:30pm at St. Michael's Church Sanctuary, Amsterdam Avenue between W 99th and W 100th Street. Conductor Thomas Crawford will lead The Making of the Beethoven 9th Symphony, a symphonic symposium on classical music's most iconic masterpiece,Beethoven's 9th Symphony. (more...)

DEATH OF A SALESMAN, JEFFERSON'S GARDEN, THE WIZ and More Set for Ford's Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Ford's Theatre Director Paul R. Tetreault today announced the Ford's Theatre 2017-2018 season will include Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman directed by Stephen Rayne; the American premiere of Jefferson's Garden by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Nataki Garrett; the fantastical musical The Wiz directed by Kent Gash; and A Christmas Carol with Craig Wallace reprising the role of Ebenezer Scrooge.          (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

Playwright Jan Rosenberg to Take Part in The Farm Theater's 2017/18 College Collaboration Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Farm Theater will present their 2017/18 College Collaboration Project with playwright Jan Rosenberg in collaboration with students and faculty at Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, Alabama (Professor of Theatre, Alan Litsey) and West Chester University in West Chester, PA (Associate Professor, Len Kelley). (more...)

Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls Join Forces in Four Voices at Massey Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Legendary artists and long-time friends Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers announced that they will share the stage in a special group performance as Four Voices in June. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico To Perform EN FAMILIA Matinee, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Washington Heights's United Palace of Cultural Arts will present Ballet Hispanico en Familia, the renowned dance company's beloved show specially curated for children and families, on March 11, 2017 at 2pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Beautifully Sung WEST SIDE STORY
by Frank Benge - Feb 20, 2017

WEST SIDE STORY is historically one of the most important of American musicals, with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Its conception as a heavy dance piece came from original choreographer and director Jerome Robbins and is loosely based on William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. The show also marked Sondheim's Broadway debut. With its dark subject matter, focusing on social problems, and sophisticated score, the show was a turning point in American Musical Theatre. Bernstein's score includes 'Something's Coming', 'Maria', 'Somewhere', 'Tonight', 'I Feel Pretty', and 'One Hand, One Heart', all of which have become part of the Great American Songbook. The original production was nominated for six Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1957. It was turned into a film in 1961, ultimately winning ten Oscars, including Best Picture. (more...)

Charles Wuorinen's ELECTRIC QUARTET to Premiere at Tenri Cultural Institute's NAFTA Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Composers and performers from all of the signatories of the North American Free Trade Agreement are represented in a concert at Tenri Cultural Institute on March 13, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Judith Light Talks GOD LOOKED AWAY and Working with Al Pacino
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Actress Judith Light certainly needs no introduction. A familiar face to television audiences, she co-starred in the soap One Life to Live winning two Daytime Emmy Awards and in prime time with Tony Danza in Who's the Boss?She has also won two Tony Awards for her stellar work on Broadway. She is a gay rights activist and she and her husband Robert Desiderio have contributed greatly to the gay community in Los Angeles over the years. Co-starring in Amazon's web series Transparent, she is currently performing double duty: the TV show by day and at night a workshop play God Looked Away at the Pasadena Playhouse sharing the stage with none other than icon Al Pacino. I caught up with her this week, and she talked briefly but Joyously about the play, her role in it and working with Pacino. (more...)

Win Tickets to the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour at St. Anthony Hotel Karaoke Competition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The St. Anthony Hotel teams up with the Majestic Theatre to bring the Broadway stage to Peacock Alley for a one-night only karaoke competition in the hotel's famed Peacock Alley. (more...)

Franklin Lakes Preschoolers Raise Money with Their Art Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Preschool Art Auction Raises $2,500 for Make-A-Wish Foundation. Each month, The Learning Experience in Franklin Lakes teaches their preschoolers about the importance of giving back and what it means to be a good citizen in our local and global community. This month, on February 10th, The Learning Experience Preschool in Franklin Lakes hosted their annual BeCause our Hearts Beat Art Auction, one of their favorite philanthropic events of the year. Tying in Valentine's Day and American Heart Month, their preschoolers created heart art and sold it to benefit Make-A-Wish, a charity dedicated to the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich their experience with hope, strength and Joy. Parents visited the auction to purchase their child's art and made a donation. The Children were so excited to show off their masterpieces and they were very happy to be helping sick children with all the donations. The preschool students raised over $2,500 for Make-A-Wish this year. TLE Franklin Lakes also partnered with local businesses and raise an additional $1,600 in raffle prizes. Local partners include: The Soccer Post, Stop & Shop, White Maple Café, Moxie Ridgewood, Uncle Louie's Pizza, Parian & Sons Jewelry, Kayal Orthopedic Center, Environmental Mechanical Tech, Franklin Lakes Pizza, Hand And Stone Massage, Lisa's Mediterranean Cuisine. All year long TLE works on philanthropy lessons with the help of Grace The Greyhound and Charity Chihuahua, the lovable and hug-gable dog mascots for philanthropy. The philanthropy curriculum at The Learning Experience, helps teach children that it is not how big or small you are, it is the size of your heart that matters. Through animation, classroom activities and participatory songs, Grace and Charity introduce children to topics like the value of helping others, volunteering and donating. Owner Dilek Yesilyurt says of the event, 'It is so important to me to teach our young children both creativity and compassion for others. I feel a huge sense of happiness and pride knowing that our students, as young as 3, can understand why we must help others and that we are making a positive impact for sick children. We focus so much of early education on academics, which are hugely important, but we must not forget to feed these young children's character development as well. This event is one of my favorite things that we do all year and I love seeing how proud our students are of their artwork and how happy they are they are helping other children.' Nationwide Preschoolers at The Learning Experience Centers raise awareness for children-focused charities nationwide each year, including more than $500,000 for Make-A-Wish Foundation last year. About The Learning Experience The Learning Experience is one of the nation's fastest growing academies of early education for children ages six weeks to five years old. With a greater national emphasis on educational development during the most crucial years of a child's growth, The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation. The Learning Experience prepares children academically and socially via innovative scholastic and enrichment programs such as the L.E.A.P. curriculum, a cutting-edge proprietary approach to learning which has more than 95 percent of its children graduating preschool reading at a Kindergarten level or higher. To complement the academic curriculum, The Learning Experience utilizes various enrichment programs crucial to advancing learning and overall balance, such as philanthropy, Yippee 4 Yoga, Music 4 Me, Movin' N Groovin', manners and etiquette, and foreign language. https://thelearningexperience.com/our-centers/nj/franklin-lakes/franklin-lakes www.facebook.com/TheLearningExperienceFranklinLakes/ (more...)

The Show Ponies Release New Studio Album 'How It All Goes Down'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (more...)

Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today the Orpheum Theatre Group unveiled the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Season at an announcement party at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Attendees were the first to hear about next season's exciting offerings. HAMILTON was officially announced as part of the Orpheum's 2018-2019 Broadway Season. (more...)

BPA Theatre School Enrolling for Spring 2017 Classes & Break Camps
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

BPA Theatre School is now taking registrations for the Spring 2017 Break Camps and Spring 2017 Quarter. Inspiring the kind of creativity, grace, and empathy that enrich every aspect of life, BPA Theatre School's spring camps and classes for Pre-K through Adult yield artistic benefits for both hobbyists and career actors. (more...)

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast
by Erica Miner - Feb 20, 2017

Any audience member would have left completely satiated after the delectable antipasto-to-pasticceria buffet (more...)

BWW Interview: Shelley Keelor, 'Stage Mom' Extraordinaire
by Trevor Durham - Feb 20, 2017

Keelor is a pure ball of sunshine with the performative strength of a bomb, even as she raises a son and tours the world. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, and More Lead Cleveland Play House 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Cleveland Play House's newly announced 2017-18 Season contains a wide range of work certain to captivate, enlighten, excite and engage Cleveland audiences. Bursting with action, adventure, romance, and suspense, audiences will find Joy in unexpected places in each production this Season.  The Season will include a swashbuckling romantic comedy, an urgent revival of an international classic, soul-shaking gospel performances, a political thriller from a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, a Tony Award-winning musical, and an electrifying athletic drama that packs a punch. With characters ranging from rebels and outsiders, to misfits, revolutionaries and geniuses, audiences will be swept up into the stories of one and all, and will be reminded that the most efficient way to resolve conflict whether on the stage or in life, is through collaboration.   (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW 2/20 - 2/24 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Feb 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW 2/20 - 2/24, airing on ABC (more...)

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