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Investigation Discovery Premieres New Season of DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL , 9/3
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Featuring complete coverage of crimes that shook the communities where they took place, this season of DEADLINE: CRIME includes 10 all-new episodes, kicking off on Sunday, September 3 at 10/9c. (more...)

BWW Review: CHILDREN'S THEATRE ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SEASON at The Children's Theatre Of Cincinnati
by Laura A. Hobson - Jul 27, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati celebrates 93 years with six productions. Read the article to learn more. (more...)

Showtime Picks Up New Drama Pilot Executive Produced by Ben Affleck & Matt Damon
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Today, SHOWTIME announced a new one-hour drama pilot, CITY ON A HILL, to be executive produced by Academy Award® winners Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, written by Chuck MacLean (Boston Strangler), and directed and executive produced by Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant, Warrior). (more...)

Get The Led Out to Return to King Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Get The Led Out is back to bring to deliver Led Zeppelin live, like you've never heard before at The King Center on Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Orpheum Theatre Group Welcomes New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The Orpheum Theatre Group, the nonprofit organization that operates the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education, has announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. (more...)

FOX Louis Tomlinson to Perform Live on TEEN CHOICE 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Singer/songwriter Louis Tomlinson will perform his newly released debut solo single, “Back To You,” with Bebe Rexha, LIVE at TEEN CHOICE 2017. Tomlinson is perhaps best known to TEEN CHOICE fans as a member of One Direction, the most nominated and honored band in TEEN CHOICE history. Following the release of his global smash, “Just Hold On,” with Steve Aoki, two-time TEEN CHOICE 2017 nominee Tomlinson returns to the charts with his debut solo single, “Back To You,” which shot straight to No. 1 in 50 countries around the world on iTunes since its release this past Friday.   (more...)

Fifth Star Honors presents Free Show and Concert in Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

This year's celebration and tribute concert honors Chicago's arts heroes: Common, Jeanne Gang, Kerry James Marshall, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and 25 “Rising Star” youth honorees in Millennium Park on Monday, August 28   The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four of Chicago's arts heroes for their contributions to the city's cultural landscape at the 4th annual Fifth Star Honors presented by Allstate Insurance Company. The free event celebrates the 2017 honorees with electrifying performances and moving tributes on August 28, at 6:30 p.m., in Millennium Park. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces MC-10 PLAYWRIGHTS ENSEMBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC) and Artistic Director Jacob Harvey are pleased to announce the formation of the new MC-10 Playwrights Ensemble, a collection of ten of the country's most sought-after established and mid-career Chicago playwrights and theatre-makers. The ensemble will be in residence at the Greenhouse Theater Center and will create new works for its stages. Beginning with the 2018-19 season, the Greenhouse will present one play per season by MC-10 member playwrights, eventually expanding to two MC-10 productions per season. These world and regional premieres aim to expand the scope, diversity and visibility of work happening at the Greenhouse and underscore the institution's commitment to creating new vital works for the American theatrical canon. (more...)

FROM SHIP to SHAPE Makes Its New York Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

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Cleveland Playhouse MFA Program Announces New Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program today announced its Class of 2020.  The four women and four men represent eight different undergraduate programs from across the United States. (more...)

Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival Kicks Off for Free This Saturday in L.A.
by Movies News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

KCETLink Media Group, the national independent broadcast and digital media network, has announced that its two services, KCET public television in Los Angeles and independent satellite network Link TV nationwide, will launch the first film festival in Los Angeles dedicated entirely to environmental issues, called the EARTH FOCUS ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL. (more...)

FROM SHIP TO SHAPE Makes New York Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Under the direction of Academy Award and Emmy Award winning producer and director, Milton Justice, actor and award-winning radio personality, Walker Vreeland shares his compelling autobiographical monologue as part of the United Solo Festival. (more...)

QUEEN SUGAR Renewed for Season 3, Ava DuVernay Inks First-Look TV Deal with Harpo Films
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films announced today it has partnered with award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) on a first-look deal for television and digital media. (more...)

SPIELBERG, ROLLING STONES Among HBO's Upcoming Documentary Lineup for 2017
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the second half of 2017, including: Susan Lacy's SPIELBERG, an intimate portrait of the iconic film director; Alex Gibney and Blair Foster's ROLLING STONE DOCUMENTARY (untitled); and Sonja Sohn's BALTIMORE RISING, a compelling behind-the-scenes look at a city divided in the wake of the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray and his subsequent death in police custody. (more...)

Theatre 167 Stages Tina Howe's SINGING BEACH at HERE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Theatre 167 is thrilled to announce that Singing Beach, the latest work by renowned playwright Tina Howe, will have its world premiere at HERE Mainstage (HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Avenue) beginning Saturday, July 22, 2017. (more...)

Documentary BALTIMORE RISING Debuts on HBO This November
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Directed by Sonja Sohn (one of the stars of the HBO series “The Wire”), BALTIMORE RISING follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates, who struggle to hold Baltimore together, even as the homicide rate hits record levels. (more...)

Southern Rock/Country Quintet The Vegabonds Kick Off U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Just back from their third European tour, THE VEGABONDS are gearing up to hit the road again this week. Kicking off this Thursday, July 27 in Kalamazoo, MI, the tour will take the Alabama-born, Nashville-based five-piece throughout the East Coast (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Announces 2017-2018 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) today announced the 2017-2018 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports a wide range of instrumental music education projects across the United States, all specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students on a local level. For its third year, Carnegie Hall has selected 13 organizations, including 6 new partners and 7 returning organizations from the 2016-2017 season, for a total of $430,000 in grants. In addition to financial support, the grantees join a nationwide network of innovative organizations committed to providing transformative music education opportunities for youth across the country: (more...)

Casting Announced For WINDOWS at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Celebrating the 150th birthday of novelist and playwright John Galsworthy, the first professional UK production in 85 years of Windows by John Galsworthy opens at the Finborough Theatre for a three week limited season on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 (Press Nights: Thursday, 24 August and Friday, 25 August 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Liza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT to Premiere at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) has joined forces with Hi-ARTS for the world premiere of The Peculiar Patriot. (more...)

WGU and Cybersecurity Diversity Foundation Team Up to Offer Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

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Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

BWW Review: THURGOOD at Olney Theatre Center - Supreme Court Justice Comes Alive
by Charles Shubow - Jul 25, 2017

Actor Brian Anthony Wilson gives a brilliant portrayal in a one man show under the direction of Walter Dallas. (more...)

Ben Gonshor's WHEN BLOOD RAN RED Gets Staged Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Four-time Drama Desk Award nominated director Bryna Wasserman, currently represented Off-Broadway with the revival of Amerike-The Golden Land, is set to helm the staged reading of Canadian playwright Ben Gonshor's When Blood Ran Red, August 3rd, 3pm, at the Workshop Theater. (more...)

EPIX Renews Award-Winning Documentary Series AMERICA DIVIDED
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced the second-season renewal of its award-winning documentary series AMERICA DIVIDED, at the 2017 Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. The 4-episode second season will premiere on EPIX in 2018. (more...)

Balanchine, Rowe, THE RED SHOES and More Set for Diablo Ballet's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Diablo Ballet has announced its 2017-2018 season featuring ballets from George Balanchine, Val Caniparoli, Lew Christensen and Sonya Delwaide, as well as works by Salvadore Aiello and Danielle Rowe. (more...)

Collision, A New Novel By Arizona Author
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

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BWW Review: THE NICETIES at CATF
by Johnna Leary - Jul 24, 2017

Featuring a tour de force performance from its' two female stars, cutting dialogue and presenting the strongest of both social questions and CATF performances this summer, The Niceties is a show not to be missed. (more...)

See Cynthia Nixon as Emily Dickinson in A QUIET PASSION, Screening at River Street This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The River Street Theatre will present a new biographical film of Emily Dickinson entitled A Quiet Passion starring award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon (Sex in the City, Amadeus, The Pelican Brief, The Little Foxes). (more...)

Fringe Theatre Fights for Human Rights Through the Epic Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

When put to the test the human will to survive reveals its strength. I LOVE YOU: A Story of Forbidden Love, is a timely story presented as part of 2017's Sydney Fringe Festival.  A fictional story set in Armenia 1919,  consists of a sense of history, a social and political focus and a strong effeminate voice; the third theatre show written and produced by aspiring Sydney playwright Sage Godrei. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Brings Weekend of Unforgettable Dance to the Pines
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

A bright summer sun shimmered across the Great South Bay as renowned dance companies, acclaimed choreographers and three standing-room-only audiences came together at this year's Fire Island Dance Festival on July 14-16, 2017. The 23rd edition of the fundraising and cultural event of the Fire Island summer raised a record $585,045 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater presents Emotional, Intimate Staging of PARADE
by Michael Quintos - Jul 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible not to be emotionally affected by the events depicted in PARADE, the stirring, Tony Award-winning 1998 musical inspired by shocking actual events surrounding the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. It's certainly a heavy, morose subject to wrap an entire musical around, which is probably why PARADE is so rarely produced, despite its high-caliber book by Alfred Uhry and gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. But when the material is executed with emotional heft and interesting staging---as it mostly is in Chance Theater's latest production---the results can be powerful, gut-wrenching, and, most importantly, thought-provoking. (more...)

Bushwick Starr Presents Oye Group's GHETTO HORS D'OEUVRES: CLIMATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to again be offering this annual day of free programming in Maria Hernandez Park, located just a half a block from our theater.  This special one-day-only event brings art and performance out into the open air for a free community festival, open to the public. (more...)

Talent from Cuba, Mexico and More Slated for Steppenwolf's Fall 2017 LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series, now in its second year, announces a thrilling variety of artists for their fall lineup with talent hailing from as far as Cuba and Mexico to our own Chicago community. Since launching in June 2016, the LookOut Series has hosted more than 600 artists in 162 performances of 73 unique engagements, entertaining over 8,300 patrons in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Joins American Theatre Wing's Board of Trustees; New Appointments!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The American Theatre Wing has announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee. (more...)

Theatre Next Door Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Theatre Next Door (TND) will present The Wizard of Oz (Oz) at The Bickford Theatre of Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ on August 10, 11, and 12, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Queen's Justice' Episode of GAME OF THRONES
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Below, check out a sneak peek at the next episode of Season 7 of GAME OF THRONES titled 'The Queen's Justice.' The episode airs Sunday, July 30th at 9 pm on HBO. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE's Melissa Gilbert to Lead IF ONLY World Premiere at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

the american vicarious will present the world premiere of Thomas Klingenstein's If Only. Christopher McElroen will direct a cast that features Melissa Gilbert, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Richmond Hoxie, and Korinne Tetlow. (more...)

Regional Premiere of AIRSWIMMING to Take Flight in Redwood City This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Airswimming is a part of Dragon Productions Theatre Company's 2017 Main Stage Series. (more...)

Scoop: BULL on CBS - Tuesday, August 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jul 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on BULL, airing on CBS on Tuesday, August 15, 2017! (more...)

RiskVision Launches First Out-of-the-Box Security Orchestration Solution with Business, IT and Security Collaboration, Remediation and Analytics
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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VIDEO: First Look at SUPERGIRL Season 3 Unveiled at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Fans not only learned more about the emerging threat from DC Worldkiller Reign (Odette Annable), but also were introduced to a few more characters poised to cross paths with Supergirl in season three. (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - Jul 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman. (more...)

VIDEO: Marvel Unveils JUSTICE LEAGUE Trailer at SDCC 2017
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2017

Marvel has just released the trailer for the upcoming film Justice LEAGUE, set for release November 2017. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: ROBIN HOOD at Serenbe Playhouse
by Amy Zipperer - Jul 23, 2017

In our family album, there is a photograph of me at around 18 months old, and I'm crying. Though I have no memory of the moment that's been captured for posterity, I've been told that I had just gotten a smidge of dirt on my pink dress. I try not to think about this as I traverse the muddy embankment, heading for the forest clearing where Serenbe Playhouse's immersive, site-specific production of Robin Hood, a new adaptation by Rachel Teagle under the direction of Paul McGill, plays throughout the summer. I decline the bug spray at the check-in point. In retrospect, that's probably a mistake. I approach the clearing and find my seat on a wooden bench. In front of me, dozens of children have taken spots on the ground on appropriately Robin Hood-y colored blankets. It's clear to me that they are ready for a grand adventure. A little girl in yellow jelly sandals lies on her stomach with her chin propped in her hands. She is ready. A little boy with a cowlick doles out goldfish crackers from a plastic baggie to the children sitting near him. He is ready. They are all ready. And what they get is a very pleasant morning of theatre. (more...)

New Play by Daniel Robert Sullivan and NYC Teens Debuts at Edinburgh
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) are pleased to announce that Skyline High School in Oakland, CA will present the Edinburgh Fringe Festival premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN as part of the American High School Theatre Festival, which runs in conjunction with the Fringe. (more...)

Notice of Data Security Incident with Sabre Hospitality Solutions' SynXis Central Reservations System (Third-Party Reservation Provider)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

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