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Bernadette Peters to Talk Storied Career in 'Profiles in Creativity' Series at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Kennedy Center today announces that acclaimed three-time Tony Award-winning actress and star of the Kennedy Center's celebrated 2011 production of Follies, Bernadette Peters, will take part in philanthropist and Board Chairman David M. Rubenstein's new series of sit-down conversations with high-profile figures from the arts and culture field on June 26, 2017. (more...)

Soundtrack for 1971 Film EXTREMES Feat. Supertramp Now Available For Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Available for the first time on CD and DVD, EXTREMES is the 1971 film Directed by Tony Klinger, Mike Lytton. It covers the whole gamut of present day human behaviour, from carefree pop fans bathing nude at the Isle of Wight to withdrawn, pathetic junkies hastening their own deaths with hard drugs. (more...)

ID Premieres WHO KILLED ANGIE DODGE? KEITH MORRISON INVESTIGATES, 5/29
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Produced by NBC News' Emmy Award-winning production arm Peacock Productions, the two-hour special WHO KILLED ANGIE DODGE? KEITH MORRISON INVESTIGATES premieres Memorial Day: Monday, May 29 at 8/7c on ID. (more...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager CECILIA LIGHTHALL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

Today, we introduce you to PSM Cecilia Lighthall, one of Tennessee's finest: My first SM assignment in college was Selkie. I had been an ASM before that. But, that was my first one as lead. My first professional show was Cabaret at Chaffin's Barn in 2004. My most recent show was Posterity with Nashville Repertory Theatre. (more...)

AUDIO: National Theatre's New Podcast Launches with 'MY COUNTRY', Brexit Episode
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The National Theatre today launches the first episode in a 10-part podcast series, available free from the NT website and on iTunes. (more...)

19-Year-Old Composer/Lyricist Billy Recce to Bring 'THE PERKS OF BEING A SNOWFLAKE' to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Perks of Being A Snowflake: Songs by Billy Recce on July 7th at 9:30, featuring Recce, a band of seven and a cast of some of New York's finest and funniest talents. (more...)

New Book From Praeclarus Press, Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity, Represents Recent Research and Thought on Equity and Social Justice Issues in Breastfeeding
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

For the past 10 years, the Breastfeeding and Feminism International Conference has brought together a cross-disciplinary group of scholars, policymakers, and activists wanting to address equity issues in breastfeeding, and move the conversation forward. Breastfeeding, Social Justice, and Equity is the third book from a recent series of from this conference. (more...)

BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT
by Chris Gibson - May 20, 2017

It's uncanny the way that Upstream Theater is able to produce plays that consistently tackle issues that, while often international in scope, often resonate with situations we face in our own country and, in particular, the current political climate we find ourselves in. A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT is a very intriguing and powerful work by Nicholas Wright (adapted from a book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela) that focuses our attention on post-apartheid South Africa, and which delves into the institutionalized racism that gripped that area of the world for many, many years. It's a subject that it is abhorrent in nature, but one which we seem to see America headed toward with the rise of white nationalist actions and policies. The seeds seem to have been sown with the cultural backlash from certain quarters following the election of Barack Obama, our first African American president, and which are starting to become more dangerously vocal and violent since he left office and was replaced by our current president, who surrounds himself with people whose agendas and ideologies are in direct conflict with the progress that has occurred since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. This work, though it deals mainly with conciliatory efforts, is one that needs to be seen as a reminder that, if we are to continue to progress as an open society, we need to remain vigilant as citizens to ensure we do not take steps backwards in this regard. There's a lot to contemplate here, and this production is decidedly must-see theatre. (more...)

Danny Trejo Hosts El Rey Network Original Series MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR, 6/8
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

El Rey Network's new original series MAN AT ARMS: ART OF WAR will debut on June 8 at 8:00pm. Hosted by machete himself, Danny Trejo (Machete, Sons of Anarchy), the eight-part series spotlights the nobility of craftsmanship and working with your hands. (more...)

YWCA USA to Celebrate Extraordinary Women Leaders at WOMEN OF DISTINCTiON AWARDS GALA
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

YWCA USA will celebrate the achievements of extraordinary leaders and organizations who serve as role models for women and girls at the Women of Distinction Awards Gala during the YWCA USA National Conference on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. (more...)

LA Opera to Present West Coast Premiere of THUMBPRINT About Human Rights Activist Mukhtar Mai
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will conclude with the West Coast premiere of Thumbprint, an opera by composer Kamala Sankaram and librettist Susan Yankowitz about Pakistani human rights activist Mukhtar Mai.  (more...)

Illusion Theater's THURGOOD Moves to St. Paul
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The powerful one-man play, Thurgood, makes a return visit to the Twin Cities from June 8-18 at the LAB Theater, 350 St. Peter St. in downtown St. Paul.   (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre presents PARADIGM SHIFTS
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Encompass New Opera Theatre (Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director) in association with the Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director) and Union Forum (Derrick Harkins, VP for Innovation in Public Programming), will present PARADIGM SHIFTS Music and Film Festival at Union Theological Seminary, in James Chapel, 3041 Broadway (at 121st Street), New York, NY 10027, from Tuesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 17, 2017. (more...)

Jason Aaron Goldberg's MAIN DRAG Wins Purple Skies Award
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The "My True Colors Festival" has awarded playwright Jason Aaron Goldberg with the Purple Skies Award for his play MAIN DRAG and will present three developmental readings during the upcoming festival in June. (more...)

Dance Now Boston/NYC Celebrate a Weekend Cabaret-Inspired Dance at the Dance Complex
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Dance Now Boston/NYC, David Parker's vision, now in its 4th season, to foster a choreographic bridge between Boston and New York, returns to The Dance Complex, June 16-18, 2017 for a showcase of performance and celebration. Friday will feature Dance Now commissions by four Boston choreographers: Jimena Bermejo, Carey McKinley, McKersin Previlus, and Subject:Matter with Ian Berg and Sunday will offer works by New York's LMnO3 (Deborah Lohse, Cori Marquis, and Donnell Oakley). Saturday night presents Snap•Crackle•BANG!, a gala to benefit The Bang Group, featuring both groups and honoring PFLAG trustee and social activist Stanley N. Griffith. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Hit Parody LADY X: THE MUSICAL Extends
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Due to popular demand, Hell in a Handbag Productions hit world premiere LADY X: THE MUSICAL, will add two additional performances on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, June 17 at 7:30 pm at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)

4th Annual Fifth Star Honors to Celebrate Common, Steppenwolf and More at Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and institutions for their contributions to the city's cultural landscape at the 4th annual Fifth Star Honors presented by Allstate Insurance Company. (more...)

Big Apple Circus Welcomes New Ringmaster, Return of Grandma
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The search is over! Producers Big Top Works have announced that Ty McFarlan will be the new ringmaster for the 40th Anniversary season of the BIG APPLE CIRCUS. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, June 7, 2017! (more...)

World Premiere of FIGHT CITY to Play Factory Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Factory Theater presents its latest production, the world premiere of Fight City. Written by Factory Theater's Artistic Director Scott OKen and directed by Jill Oliver, Fight City runs July 14 - August 26 at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. (more...)

Scoop: BULL on CBS - Tuesday, June 6, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on BULL, airing on CBS on Tuesday, June 6, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: BULL on CBS - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on BULL, airing on CBS on Tuesday, May 30, 2017! (more...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager SHANNON SPENCER
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017

What's a stage manager? What do they do? What's their job? Seriously. Perhaps no job in the theater is as hard to define as that of a production stage manager and it's that blend of mystery, fear and total dependence that makes actors, directors, crew members, producers - you name it! - hold a really great stage manager in total awe and to revile someone who is (how do you say it, without offending anyone?) less than stellar in their position? (more...)

BWW Review: Agape Theatre's BONHOEFFER'S COST Sheds Light in The Shadows
by Joni Lorraine - May 18, 2017

A powerful study in standing by principle at a time when it is most needed. We can all take value in understanding what it means to care for those of us who are different. (more...)

KCRW Sets 8th Season of Free, Outdoor Summer Nights Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

KCRW presents the 8th season of its signature event series, Summer Nights, featuring free, all-ages, outdoor shows throughout the summer to communities in the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. (more...)

Tegan and Sara Kick Off Summer Tour This June; Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Tegan and Sara will kick off a series of headline dates on June 7 with a show at The NorVa in Norfolk, VA. (more...)

InProximity Theatre Company's Project W Theatre Festival to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

InProximity Theatre Company, a New York City-based theater production company, is proud to present the first edition of Project W Theatre Festival, a multi-day play reading event featuring new plays written and directed by women. Taking place over five days (June 6 - 10, 2017), the Festival will include a distinctive group of plays, all written and directed by women. Cherry Lane Theatre, located at 38 Commerce Street, will serve as the exclusive venue for all readings. (more...)

Scalia Drama THE ORIGINALIST to Return to Arena Stage This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Fresh off a cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

Photos: Inside The Helen Hayes Awards in Washington DC!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has photo coverage from inside The Helen Hayes Awards! Check out the photos below! (more...)

Aretha Franklin, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Jordan Donica Sign on for WNO Opera Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announces additional performers for its star-studded 2017 WNO Opera Gala, Trading Voices, celebrating WNO Board Chairman Jacqueline Badger Mars, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Bryan Cranston Sings Jingle, Talks First Awkward Acting Scene and More on GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE UNSCRIPTED Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Oscar-nominated actor, Golden Globe winner and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston has now added jingle composer to his repertoire. (more...)

The LOFT LGBT Community Center to Host 3rd Annual Pride Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The LOFT LGBT Community Center -- The current climate of adversity facing the LGBT community has only made us stronger, prouder, and more committed than ever to the continued advancement of LGBT rights. Every June, our worldwide community is extra OUT, LOUD, and PROUD by celebrating LGBT Pride with marches and festivals, renewing our commitment to being and remaining visible. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, June 3, 2017
by - May 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, June 3, 2017! (more...)

Dr. Bettina Love to Speak at Newark Arts Education Summit 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Arts education thrives in the City of Newark. All Newark families, artists, teachers, community members and leaders will have the tools and information they need to ensure its accessibility in the city with the help of the Newark Arts Education Roundtable. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Season 14 Features AKEELAH AND THE BEE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

???????Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), the participatory arts program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces its 14th season of programming for young audiences, exploring the theme of "Literacy" as the company applies its mission of telling heroic stories to the Settlement objective of disrupting generational poverty. ASC's "Literacy" season features the stage adaptation of Akeelah and the Bee; a commissioned work by Lucas Baisch, based on the Guatemalan myths of Popol Vuh and created in collaboration with community partners; and an original piece devised by ASC's Trailblazers youth mentorship program.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger. Group tickets are $10 for ten or more guests. Student matinee tickets are $7 for CPS and $8 for non-CPS groups. Tickets may be purchased at adventurestage.org or by calling 773.342.4141. (more...)

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Regent Theatre
by Victoria Beal - May 17, 2017

Fans of the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison will not be disappointed with the recreation of the 1956 stage production of My Fair Lady currently playing Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. (more...)

A Groundbreaking New Play Anthology to Tour Australia
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A Boston-born Jew in Montreal and a Gaza-born Palestinian in Melbourne have just published the first English-language anthology worldwide in any genre of drama, prose or poetry by Jewish and Palestinian writers. (more...)

'Risky Playwright' Emma Goldman-Sherman Unveils Risqué New Play WHORTICULTURE at Bernie Wohl
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents a staged reading of WHORTICULTURE, Tuesday, June 6, 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Center as part of the New Works Series. (more...)

Author Iam N. Othing Introduces 'The Spiritual World Vs. The Visceral World - Christian Spirituality in a Derisive World'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

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Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, June 2, 2017
by - May 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 2, 2017! (more...)

Roseneath Theatre Announces 'Be True To You' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Artistic Director Andrew Lamb and Managing Director Annemieke Wade have announced Roseneath Theatre's 2017-18 Season - Be True To You - on today's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (dayagainsthomophobia.org). (more...)

The Makers of HORMEL' Chili Set Out to Crown America's Best Firehouse Chili
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Nothing elicits a sense of pride at fire stations across the country quite like a firehouse kitchen that produces quality eats, especially chili. That's why the makers of HORMEL Chili are working to highlight the underappreciated cooking talents of firefighters everywhere, while also giving firehouses across the country a chance to win $10,000. (more...)

The Las Vegas Premiere Of I AM BATTLE COMIC Documentary to Benefit Veterans Suffering From PTSD
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Picking up where Bob Hope left off, Las Vegas based comedian Don Barnhart and his Battle Comics have been entertaining the troops since 1992 and the importance of what they do is captured in the new documentary I Am Battle Comic by comedian/director Jordan Brady. (more...)

1968: THE YEAR THAT CHANGED AMERICA Among New Original Series Heading to CNN in 2018
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

CNN, a division of Turner, will be adding five new Original Series to its slate in 2018, it was announced today at the Turner Upfront presentation in New York City. Detroit 1963: Once in a Great City; American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story; 1968: The Year That Changed America; Kennedys: An American Dynasty and Pope will join the network's diverse portfolio of award-winning, critically-acclaimed nonfiction programming. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Finds Full Company at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about Justice, faith, power, sex, and family. (more...)

THE VOICE, LITTLE BIG SHOTS Propel NBC to Ratings Win for Primetime Week
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

NBC has won the ratings week of May 8-14 in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49, retaining 100% of its rating for the year-ago week while the other Big 4 networks were each down by double-digit percentages, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)

Downtown Jewish Life to Present INTO THE NIGHT at The 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Downtown Jewish Life presents INTO THE NIGHT: a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, hosted by The 14th Street Y on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 7:00pm onward (into the night) at 344 East 14th Street, New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Pandora Productions
by Keith Waits - May 16, 2017

When Love is Hard (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Ready for Laughs at the BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL
by David Edward Perry - May 16, 2017

THE BIRMINGHAM COMEDY FESTIVAL is first and only comedy festival in the state of Alabama. (more...)

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