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TPC Describes Four Types of Porches That Will Increase Living Space of Small House Plans
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

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HOLIDAY INN's Gordon Greenberg to Helm World Premiere of ASSISTED LOVING, Starring Barry Pearl, in Albany
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dating is hard enough on its own, much less when you have to screen your father's options, too. Bob Morris' hilarious, poignant new play Assisted Loving: Dating with My Dad posits a brave new world that tangles filial piety, romance and the internet in bright, unexpected ways. (more...)

Montreal's LE PATIN LIBRE to Skate Back to The Yard
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Le Patin Libre returns after their sold out American debut performances on the Vineyard in 2016, continuing The Yard's multi-year commitment to this extraordinary Quebecois ensemble of pioneering skaters who are inventing a new future for art on ice. (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - Attending BroadwayCon
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Jan 31, 2017

I'll never forget the day I found out the first-ever BroadwayCon was happening. I saw the headline in big, bold letters, and could barely believe my eyes. I WENT INSANE (tbh, that's an understatement). I began jumping up and down, screaming at the top of my lungs!!! For years and years, I'd been constantly rambling on about how desperately I wanted a Broadway convention to happen. Finally, it was going to be a reality, and I was overwhelmed by joy and surprise! The first year of BroadwayCon was absolutely unforgettable-and not Just Because we got stuck at the Hilton in the midst of that crazy blizzard!! (more...)

Joe Parsons Wins Gold in Snowmobile Freestyle at X Games Aspen 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Monster Energy's Joe Parsons wins gold in Snowmobile Freestyle at X Games Aspen 2017. The pumped-up crowd was in for a spectacular show today at the Monster Energy Snowmobile Freestyle event. Battling heavy competition from the world's top snowmobile freestylers, Parsons pulled out a rare trick - never seen before in competition - to take home the gold medal on his last run. The 29-year-old from Yakima, Washington, also made history as the first snowmobile rider in X Games history to win gold two years in a row. (more...)

Dark Comedy SMART LOVE to Premiere This Month at Purple Rose Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Purple Rose Theatre Company presents 'Smart Love,' a world premiere play by Grosse Pointe native Brian Letscher. (more...)

Articulate Theatre Calls for 'TALES IN TIME' Folklore Play Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Articulate Theatre Company has announced a call for submissions to the 4th installment of its signature series, Articulating the Arts: Tales in Time. (more...)

BWW Feature: Revitalized Alhambra Celebrates 50 Years
by Michael Lipp - Jan 3, 2017

In the summer of 2009, local businessman Craig Smith took a huge gamble on Jacksonville's failing Alhambra Dinner Theatre, which had decided to close its doors after 42 years of production. The longest-running professional dinner theatre in the country had, for a number of reasons (not the least of which being the poor economy in the late 2000's) seen its subscription base drop from a peak of about 4,500 to 500 and struggle to fill even half the house at discounted prices. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Finding the Fit: Typecasting
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jan 3, 2017

A big part of show business is typecasting. There are "types" that people fall into. These can be based around age, race, gender, and personality. Some people this as an opportunity to play to their strengths. I once participated in a workshop where the instructor told us to "know our types". He then began to call people out one by one: "You're a Fierstein. Try looking at Edna Turnblad or Tevye." "You're a Broderick. Look at his roles." "Streisand. You have a lot of options for material." He compared us to already well known household names in the theatre world. What about embracing who you naturally are? Why be the next [insert celebrity here], when you can make a name for yourself and be original? There are stock characters that people naturally gravitate towards with ease whether it be by look or by personality, but if people get locked into these types it begins to be all they are seen as. To some people, these types can be seen as limiting. There's not much variety in roles if they play the same kind of part over and over. Actors should try to expand their range of roles when possible. The popular belief of what is attractive doesn't necessarily need to be the leading players driving the action, but Just Because someone who isn't conventionally attractive drives the story doesn't mean it is an ugly duckling tale. Dramaturgy also comes into play if a character description is explicitly influencing the script. That being said, I've seen several productions where the characters look phenomenal. They are a perfect depiction of how the story describes, but the talent was subpar. It was very clear that a different person was a much better fit, though they might not have been the perfect image. This idea got me thinking: Just Because you look the part, does that mean you deserve it?  (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Finding Music That Suits You
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jan 3, 2017

Just as you would build a wardrobe, with varied outfits for different occasions and temperatures, your music repertoire book needs to feature a diverse selection of pieces to show you can handle different sorts of singing demands. Not every song can (or should be) a show-stopper, full of dramatic heft and long, sustained high notes at the top of your range. Sometimes, it's more important to demonstrate naturalness and vulnerability, or show that you understand the needs of a very specific musical style. It's valuable to have many different kinds of songs in your "toolbox" to exhibit the full scope of your strengths.  (more...)

Violinist And Conductor Joseph Swensen Joins Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra For MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO.3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will welcome acclaimed violinist and conductor Joseph Swensen on February 18 and 19 in a dazzling program featuring masterworks by Schubert and Mozart. The concert titled "Schubert 'The Great'" has been updated to reflect a change in program; Maestro Swensen, who will conduct from the violin spotlight, will replace Maestro Rune Bergmann, who has withdrawn due to an illness in the family. (more...)

HER OPPONENT Reframes 2016 Presidential Debates with Gender-Reversed Casting at NYU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Could experiencing what the two U.S. presidential candidates said and how they said it during the three 2016 presidential debates -- but with the genders inverted -- cause people to revisit their own personal biases and develop insights or a different perspective? (more...)

BWW Interview: James Monroe Iglehart at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Jan 24, 2017

James Monroe Iglehart performs his show 'How the Heck Did I Get Here?' at NJPAC twice on Jan. 28. (more...)

Emma Stone Reveals She Can't Wait to Get Back to Live Theater: 'I'm Looking!'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

LA LA LAND star Emma Stone reveals that she is anxious to get back to live theater, although perhaps not in a musical production (more...)

Guest Blog: Vicki Baron Talks A YEAR FROM NOW at VAULT Festival
by Guest Blog: Vicki Baron - Jan 23, 2017

Directing A Year From Now has been a giddying challenge from a coffee-fuelled start to an adrenaline-rush finish. On a sunny morning many months ago, I sat down with producer and Artistic Director of RedBellyBlack, Kate Goodfellow, to discuss our next project. We had just about recovered from the physical and mental exertions of the Edinburgh Fringe, and we wanted to get stuck into something new. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is Spectacular at Detroit Opera House with Derrick Davis, Katie Travis, & Anne Kanengeiser!
by Katie Laban - Jan 20, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is just that - spectacular. It is the show that everyone has grown to know and love since it debuted in 1986, but the added enhancement of updated technology and design makes it an even better experience for theatregoers while it is here until January 22nd at the Detroit Opera House. (more...)

Attorney Movses Shakarian Touts the Merits of Going Virtual
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Critically Acclaimed Play THE LARAMIE PROJECT Examines Hate Crime in The CWP Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Imagine being tortured, left out to die in the freezing cold, tied to a fence post, and your only crime is your sexual orientation. In February, The CWP Black Box Theatre at Carrollwood Players presents a staged reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT on February 19 and 26, 2017. (more...)

2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Week To Kick-Off In San Antonio, Texas
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

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Imafidon, Becomes Youngest Scientist to Get Royal Recognition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

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J. Russell Brooks Releases THE SQUIRREL'S FINNEGAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

According to stopbullying.gov, 15 percent of high school students (grades nine-12) were electronically bullied in the past year. In one large study, about 49 percent of children in grades 4-12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8 percent reported bullying others during that time. With such alarming numbers of bullying, author J. Russell Brooks writes a book that addresses the problem and sets up a platform for parents and children not only to share precious bonding time but also to openly talk about and discuss the reality of bullying. 'The Squirrel's Finnegan' (published by AuthorHouse) is the result of his passionate endeavor. (more...)

Austin Sports Medicine Doctor Offers Advice on Exercising When Sick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Cold and flu season has arrived. Adults will catch one or two colds per year, while seasonal influenza affects up to 20 percent of people in the United States each year. During this season, people who regularly exercise (and those attempting to make their healthy New Year's resolutions part of their ongoing routine) often don't want to skip out on gym visits and physical fitness Just Because of a sniffle or a sneeze - but should they? (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Body Positivity in Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jan 13, 2017

It's everywhere. Body Positive ads and videos work its way into the media on practically a daily basis. Stores are expanding the sizes they carry, girls are encouraged to embrace their curves, but all the same a photoshopped fantasy takes over our minds thinking what the ideal image is. I decided to take a look at how this affects the theatre world that I am so blessed to be a part of. I surveyed one hundred random, anonymous participants. The survey was distributed to several different theatre pages on social media where participants have a wide range of experiences and opinions. I also had the pleasure to interview Michael Kennedy (a student at the University of New Haven), Stephen Sheperd (a recent alumnus of the University of New Haven), and Diana Dart Harris (a professor at the University of New Haven whom has degrees in both dance education and exercise science). (more...)

BWW Interview: Julia Hoffmann Is Swinging Across The Country in ONCE
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 12, 2017

Julia Hoffmann is currently swinging her way across the United States in the national tour of 'Once' understudying Girl, Ex-Girlfriend, and Reza. Based on the Academy Award-winning film, the Tony Award-winning musical 'Once' shares the story of how music not only composes melodies but also love between different people from around the globe. With an incredible score by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and book by Enda Walsh, audiences have been falling (slowly) in love with this beautiful and honest production since its first performance on Broadway in 2012. (more...)

Belgium's BRUTUS Share Red Bull Studios Session; Debut Album Out 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Ahead of their performance at Eurosonic Noorderslag this January 13th, Belgium's BRUTUS have revealed a Red Bull Studios session for 'All Along' (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, February 11, 2017
by - Feb 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, February 11, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Simon Gleeson On Playing Jean Valjean In LES MISERABLES
by Marianka Swain - Feb 9, 2017

Australian actor Simon Gleeson's extensive musical theatre credits include Far Pavilions, Eureka, Mamma Mia! and Love Never Dies. He's currently starring as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

BWW Recap: Kara and M'Gann Must Fight a White Martian on SUPERGIRL
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 7, 2017

Winn summed up this episode when he said, 'This did not use to happen at CatCo.' A White Martian came to Earth hunting M'Gann and ended up trapped in the DEO, J'onn finally admitted his feelings for M'Gann, and Kara and Alex sorted through some sister issues. (more...)

Josh Gad Calls Out Kellyanne Conway with BOOK OF MORMON Tune
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway's latest scandal hit the news recently when she attempted to use her trademark 'alternative facts' to defend Trump's Muslim ban. In a Hardball interview, Conway cited the Bowling Green Massacre as a terrorist attack, one the media ignored completely. Perhaps because it never happened. Conway's fabrication sparked a highly vocal response from the internet. According to Entertainment Weekly, a fake website was set up for the victims of the massacre; the website links to the ACLU. Among those to respond was Broadway favorite and original Elder Cunningham Josh Gad. Gad took to Twitter and posted a clever video calling out Conway on her lying behavior.   (more...)

Purple Rose Theatre to Host Artificial Intelligence Panel Discussion After SMART LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

A panel of experts will discuss Artificial Intelligence (AI) following The Purple Rose Theatre's performance of 'Smart Love' on Thursday, Feb. 16. Audience members are invited to participate in this enhanced talk-back. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA Brings Music, Mischief, and Magic
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 3, 2017

Matilda, her schoolmates, and some outrageously self-absorbed adults have descended upon the San Diego San Diego Civic Theatre through February 5th. (more...)

Hallmark to Present Record Number of Original Holiday Films in 2017
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

As committed as we are at keeping the magic in Christmas at Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, even we have to admit: Christmas movies do not just magically happen. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Story Of Oscar Wilde's Betrayal At The Hand Of His Lover Plays Out In THE JUDAS KISS
by Jade Kops - Feb 20, 2017

David Hare's biographical drama about the events preceding famous playwright, novelist and poet Oscar Wilde's conviction and imprisonment for gross indecency and his subsequent life in exile plays out in THE JUDAS KISS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marlie Rodriguez
by Cary Ginell - Feb 20, 2017

Last month I went to a private showcase of music from the musical Hamilton. The showcase was organized by pianist/arranger/singer Justin Ramos, former director of vocal music at Newbury Park High School who is now living in New York. For his cast, Ramos utilized some of the more talented singers he worked with during his tenure at NPHS to make the showcase happen. Marlie Rodriguez played the role of Eliza, Alexander Hamilton's wife, and got an outpouring of applause for her singing from the invitation-only audience. We got together a few weeks later to talk not just about the singular honor of performing songs from Hamilton, which has already revolutionized Broadway, but how she has reached a crossroads in her still young career in musical theater. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY and Kepner's No-Good-Terrible-Very-Bad-Day
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 17, 2017

On last night's episode of GREY'S ANATOMY, what was looking to be Dr. Kepner's no-good-terrible-very-bad-day turned out to be Dr. Minnick's no-good-terrible-very-bad-day. Fittingly, the episode was titled “It Only Gets Much Worse”. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christina Bianco of DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 13, 2017

BWW caught up with acclaimed YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco as she prepares to perform her hit solo show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda and The Hayes Theatre in Sydney. It couldn't be harder to put into words an interview with the effervescent star as she launches into her famous impressions left right and centre but here's what she had to say: (more...)

BWW Interview: Vicky McClure Talks LINE OF DUTY, THIS IS ENGLAND and Stage Drama TOUCHED
by Marianka Swain - Feb 13, 2017

Actress Vicky McClure's projects include Shane Meadows' This Is England series, Line of Duty and Broadchurch. She's now taking on her first major stage role with Nottingham Playhouse's 40th anniversary production of Stephen Lowe's World War II drama Touched, centring on a family of working-class women during the 100 days between VE Day and VJ Day. It begins previews on 17 February. (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 9, 2016

Today, Will Roland speaks exclusively with BWW and explains the ways in which making his Broadway debut in DEAR EVAN HANSEN is 'cosmically amazing.' (more...)

Curtain Up! BWW Looks Back on 2016's Memorable Broadway Debuts
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 27, 2016

From a 14-year-old up and comer to a DANCING WITH THE STARS' mirrorball champion, 2016 has been a year filled with noteworthy debuts on the Great White Way. Below, BWW looks back on the talented actors who were profiled in this year's 'Debut of the Month' column. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Understanding Empathy: A Theatre for Community Impact Reflection
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Dec 19, 2016

In taking the class this semester, I learned so much about how theatre makes an impact on our community (yes, that is the class title and it is self explanatory). I learned about other theatre companies make their impact such as La Poca Nostra, the Yes Men, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. I got the chance to research issues affecting our communities and collaborate with my classmates to make art addressing those issues. This show was certainly one for the books. With a minimal amount of rehearsal time, we put this show together within a matter of weeks. Everyone took on a wide array of responsibilities and I couldn't be prouder of my classmates. Here is what some of them had to say about their experiences: (more...)

Miami New Drama at Colony Theatre Presents the American Premiere of TERROR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As part of its new permanent residency and management role at Colony Theatre on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, Miami New Drama officially begins its 2017 season with the American premiere of Terror. The play will be directed by two-time Tony Award-winning Director Gregory Mosher, who is also the former Artistic Director of Lincoln Center in New York City. Under the Artistic Direction of Co-Founder Michel Hausmann, Miami New Drama brings the American adaptation and translation of this German play stateside. The original German version has been translated not only in script, but also to be consistent with American law. Previews for the American premiere of Terror begin January 26, 2017 and the show runs January 28 through February 19, 2017.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Vivian Bond Talks THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS, Queer Role Models, and Why the Holidays Are a Nightmare
by Troy Frisby - Dec 16, 2016

Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a force of nature with more than a quarter century onstage under v's (Bond's preferred pronoun) belt. A singular performer with an endless supply of bon mots, Bond has been celebrated with an Obie Award, a Bessie, a Tony nod, and the Ethyl Eichelberger Award, among other accolades. Fresh off a year-long career retrospective culminating in September's THE GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND, v returns to Joe's Pub on December 12 at 9:30pm with a new holiday show, THE BIPOLAR EXPRESS. Ahead of the first show, we spoke over the phone about the show, v's enduring career, and the holidays themselves. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere Powerful New Six-Part Series EVEREST RESCUE, 1/8
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

EVEREST RESCUE journeys to the tops of the treacherous Everest Himalayan Mountains, highlighting the work of a rare breed of pilots who put their lives on the line to save those facing certain death. (more...)

Tips for Dealing with Stress & Anxiety in the Entertainment Industry
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Stress and anxiety are very common in today's entertainment industry. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage the daily stresses and anxieties of their entertainment industry profession. These tricks help make the stress of acting in New York City a lot easier to manage. (more...)

Shop for a Cause with BroadwayGirlNYC's 2016 BC/EFA Holiday Gift Guide!
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Dec 13, 2016

Ice skating in Bryant Park. The lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. Seeing the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall. The holiday windows on 5th Avenue. Fighting crowds at the airport with the promise of family on the other side of a long flight. Curling up with hot chocolate to watch Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the millionth time. The rich, familiar nuttiness of egg nog. (more...)

BWW Interview- Bullet Over the 'Bronx': Ariana DeBose Steps Out of the Ensemble and Into the Spotlight
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 13, 2016

Ariana DeBose is best known to audiences as an original company member of the Broadway mega-smash, 'Hamilton'. In a featured role that put her squarely at the heart of the show's crescendo, Ariana danced her way into the hearts of Ham-fans as 'The Bullet', bringing elegance and grace to the show's final moments and a strong presence the titular character's untimely demise. (more...)

The Purple Rose Theatre Presents World Premiere 'Smart Love'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The Purple Rose Theatre Company presents "Smart Love," a world premiere play by Grosse Pointe native Brian Letscher. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDDA GABLER, National Theatre
by Jenny Gilbert - Dec 13, 2016

Ibsen's Hedda has been called the female Hamlet and not Just Because it's a role that every serious actress wants to play. The blank at the heart of her presents a daunting challenge. Why is she so unhappy? Why is she, frankly, such a bitch? The text leaves much unanswered, and every director, every Hedda, must join the dots in their own way. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Woods Explores Humanity of Scrooge in Solo Show
by Michael Lipp - Dec 13, 2016

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Dancing Through Distress: Male dancers from SYTYCD, NYCB and Broadway Reflect on Challenges and Struggles They Faced Growing Up in a Studio
by Gianluca Russo - Dec 12, 2016

A sense of fulfillment fills his body as he sees his reflection in the hazy mirror. The music begins, and he suddenly feels completely comfortable in a place he only arrived at a few weeks prior. Each beat of the song sends pulses through the somewhat scratched up flooring, up through his bare feet, taking over his entire body. His demeanor is peaceful, passionate and powerful as he commands his way across the floor with the other dancers, each movement a new discovery in his mind. As the combination comes to an end, finishing with a grand jeté into a graceful arabesque par terre, 18 year old Nick Nazzaro remains in disbelief that he is spending his days dancing in the city of his dreams. (more...)

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