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BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Stratford Festival is Art at Its Finest
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 29, 2016

The Stratford Festival's first ever staging of Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is happening this season at the Avon Theatre. Directed by Gary Griffin, It is clever, it is delightful, it is funny, it is sad, and it is beautifully performed by everyone involved. Everyone I have spoken with who has seen this production has a different favourite scene or performer. There is so much to take in that it is just as fun to see it a second time! (more...)

East West Players Welcomes Snehal Desai as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work for the stage, announces Snehal Desai, as the organization's fourth Artistic Director, following an extensive nationwide executive search conducted by the Arts Consulting Group. (more...)

The Yard to Welcome Amy Brenneman and Sabrina Peck in THRESHOLD: 90-52-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

There will be a special benefit event for The Yard, featuring Amy Brenneman, on Friday, July 15, 7- 10pm at The Yard. (more...)

Mary Testa Joins Cast of BREAD AND ROSES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

What would you sacrifice for your American dream? Must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity? These are the questions at the center of The New York Musical Festival's Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES, a new musical with book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz music by Brad Alexander, and direction by Melissa Crespo,inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach. (more...)

Tribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Azul Dance Theatre, performing on Friday and Saturday November 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, A Musical History of the Lower East Side, performing on Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm,  Michael "Big Mike" Lynch (American Idol), performing Friday, January 6 at 8pm, Tiempo Libre performing Saturday, February 11 at 8pm, and more! We also continue to present a diverse slate of Family programming, free film retrospectives, and a variety of dance,  comedy, and special events., and more!  All 20164-2015 7 events are listed below with more information. (more...)

Seattle Attorney Pens ROAD TO JUSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Seattle attorney Christopher M. Davis has spent more than 20 years working to help all sorts of accident victims better understand their legal rights through the Washington Accident Books, a series of free legal guides designed to educate people about personal injury law. Now, Mr. Davis is adding yet another book to the lineup that aims to demystify the personal injury legal process for motorcyclists. (more...)

STEPHEN PAGE ANNOUNCED AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD®
by Jade Kops - Jun 29, 2016

STEPHEN PAGE ANNOUNCED AS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2016 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD® AUSTRALIA'S PRESTIGIOUS LIVE PERFORMANCE INDUSTRY ACCOLADE (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Honor Dave Navarro at Annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE Event
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today that musician, actor, producer, and radio and television host Dave Navarro will be the first-ever male honoree at its fourth annual INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE honors event this fall in New York City. (more...)

Jake Shimabukuro and More Coming Up This July at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, July is heating up with music legend David Crosby, ground-breaking fusion artist, Robert Glasper, chart-topping funk and R&B singer Jeffrey Osborne and multi-platinum vocalist Joan Osborne. (more...)

Darren Criss, Matt Bomer & More Honor Orlando Victims in New Ryan Murphy-Produced Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, released a special tribute to the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting at Pulse nightclub on Latin night. (more...)

Detective Charlie Resnick On Stage in DARKNESS DARKNESS at Nottingham Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - Jun 28, 2016

This autumn Nottingham Playhouse and New Perspectives join forces with acclaimed novelist John Harvey to bring his most famous creation, jazz-loving detective Charlie Resnick, to the stage for the very first time. DARKNESS DARKNESS, which is Harvey's own adaptation of his bestselling novel, runs from September 30 to October 15. The production is part of the Playhouse's Sweet Vengeance season, which explores the themes of revenge, Justice and resentments buried deep, in a series of work that also includes Peter Shaffer's Sleuth (September) and Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy (November). (more...)

JetBlue Names Detroit as the Next Destination for Its 'Soar with Reading' Free Book Vending Machine Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

JetBlue's (Nasdaq:JBLU) award-winning Soar with Reading program launched today with the addition of Detroit to its innovative free book vending machine program. In order to help halt students' 'summer slide' - the knowledge base lost during the summer months - JetBlue installed five vending machines in neighborhoods across Detroit. Following its successful pilot vending machine program last summer, JetBlue will also return one machine to the Anacostia area of Washington, D.C. to continue to encourage children's imaginations to take flight through reading. (more...)

AMC to Present PREACHER Marathon 6/30; New Episode Airs This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

AMC will air a special marathon of the buzzed about series PREACHER on Thursday, June 30th beginning at 9:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

FORBIDDEN: UNDOCUMENTED AND QUEER IN RURAL AMERICA Premieres at Outfest 7/12
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Sisters Unite Productions and Pony Pictures are honored to announce the world premiere of FORBIDDEN: UNDOCUMENTED AND QUEER IN RURAL AMERICA. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A CLASS ACT, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the first rehearsal below! (more...)

Market Research Firm Wins Rare Case Over Data Integrity
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

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Voip-Pal.com Inc. Applauds the United States Supreme Court on its Unanimous Ruling Regarding Enhanced Monetary Awards in Patent Infringement Lawsuits
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

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VIDEO: First Look - Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Part-one of the series will premiere globally Friday, August 12, 2016 at 12:01am PT. Today, the streaming service shared a first look at the highly anticipated series on Twitter. Check it out below: (more...)

Scoop: THE GRINDER on FOX - Saturday, July 2, 2016
by - Jun 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GRINDER, airing on FOX on Saturday, July 2, 2016! (more...)

Laura Bickle Transitions to Harper Voyager Print
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

A RISING 'STAR' OF SCI-FI/ FANTASY: With the forthcoming release of Nine of Stars, critically acclaimed author Laura Bickle is first author to transition from Harper Voyager's digital-original line to traditional print! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Arielle Jacobs Sings Abramovitz & Alexander's 'Put Me to Work'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2016

Wicked's Arielle Jacobs Sings 'Put Me to Work' by Jill Abramovitz and Brad Alexander from their new musical Bread and Roses.  Catch it at NYMF this summer! (more...)

21 Shows from Warner Bros. Television Group Heading to 2016 Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Never mind the summer heatwave, it's going to be a record-setting summer of different proportions when Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) heats up Comic-Con International: San Diego with 21(!) fan-favorite series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Top Dancers Take Part in 11th Annual DANCING WITH THE GIORDANO STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Chicago's leading business and social leaders gathered on Thursday, June 23, to kickoff Giordano Dance Chicago's (GDC) 11th Annual 'Dancing With The Giordano Stars' competition. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

BWW Review: CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL Preview Night
by Roger Catlin - Jun 27, 2016

With more than 130 different productions being staged over three weeks at 20 different venues, the Capital Fringe festival can be an overwhelming undertaking. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'The Winds of Winter' Have Blown on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - Jun 27, 2016

Last night was the finale of Season 6 of HBO's Game of Thrones and after a riveting epic episode of battles, we got something rather different this week. It had your standard Thrones finale elements; death, shocks, violence, and twists. However, most of it didn't really make much sense. We got plot development, but Thrones just seems like it's on a high speed train, eager to get to the final stop, without caring about the journey along the way. We had to say goodbye to a great many cast members this season, but this episode alone wiped out so many that it was hard to take a moment to even feel the impact of their character's death. The show has really embraced the 'efficiency is coming' methodology and it can surely be felt in this packed, fast-paced, and rather convoluted episode built on shocks but devoid of logic.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at Actors' Theatre of Columbus' THE COUNTESS OF MONTE CRISTO
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 27, 2016

Based on the classic swashbuckling tale of vengeance and redemption, The Countess of Monte Cristo tells the story of a young woman betrayed in the name of greed and spite by people she trusted who transforms herself into an agent of self-styled Justice and returns to the glitter and intrigue of upper-class Paris twenty years later to carry out her revenge. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre Company Becomes 4th Wall Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

After more than a year of heartfelt deliberation among board and staff, Houston's Stark Naked Theatre Company has changed its name to 4th Wall Theatre Company.   (more...)

Lesli Margherita & PJ Griffith to Lead A SCYTHE OF TIME at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?The new musical, A SCYTHE OF TIME will be presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre festival at the June Havoc Theatre (312 W 36th Street). A Scythe of Time is written by Alan Harris with music and lyrics by Mark Alan Swanson. It will be directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN), with musical direction by Ryan Cantwell (National Tour: Pippin, Finding Neverland).  It will begin performances on July 21 and will run through July 26, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

The Workmen's Circle to Hold Third Annual Taste of Jewish Culture Street Fair Today, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2016

The Workmen's Circle's third annual Taste of Jewish Culture Street Fair-a signature event featuring the city's top Jewish food vendors-will take place on Sunday, June 26 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. This year's event will be held on Sixth Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets and will feature modern takes on traditional Jewish foods, performances and activities for all ages, as well as free giveaways. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWTVWorld.com for 6/19/2016 - 6/26/2016
by BWW - Jun 26, 2016

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BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Doesn't Land On Its Feet
by Barry Lenny - Jun 26, 2016

The Adelaide Rep's production did not do the script Justice. (more...)

Orfeh and More to Join Joshua Morgan in THE NO RULES SHOW to Support Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The No Rules Show' hosted by Joshua Morgan on June 25, 2016 at 11:30. Join Broadway's Joshua Morgan (L?es Mis)?at fabulous Feinstein's/54 Below for an evening that's 50% talkshow, 25% cabaret, 20% sketch comedy, and 5% WTF. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NIX, New Musical Version of HAMLET at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity presents NIX, a new musical adaptation of Hamlet driven by a muscular, vulnerable heroine, putting herself in harm's way for Justice. After receiving the PCTF Award for outstanding lyrics, & nominations for Outstanding, Direction, Script & Production in 2015, Katherine Brann Fredricks helms a cast of seven, including Laurel Caruso, Darilyn Castillo*, Carlos Martin*, Toni Martin*, Damian Norfleet*, Jody Reynard*, and Nicholas Sotack*. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Music, Musicals, Art and More Slated for The Grand's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

As a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers 'living in the moment' entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences. Its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season will include many such memorable events. (more...)

DON'T BOTHER ME, I CAN'T COPE to Run 7/20-30 at Freedom Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

New Freedom Theatre and Sandra Norris Haughton, Executive Producing Director, presents the musical review Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope with book, music and lyrics by Micki Grant. The show is conceived by Vinnette Carroll and is directed and choreographed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is onstage at 1346 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, from July 20 through July 30, 2016. For tickets and information visit: www.freedomtheatre.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NIX at Planet Connections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity presents NIX, a new musical adaptation of Hamlet driven by a muscular, vulnerable heroine, putting herself in harm's way for Justice.  After receiving the PCTF Award for outstanding lyrics, & nominations for Outstanding, Direction, Script & Production in 2015, Katherine Brann Fredricks helms a cast of seven, including Laurel Caruso, Darilyn Castillo*, Carlos Martin*, Toni Martin*, Damian Norfleet*, Jody Reynard*, and Nicholas Sotack*. Six performances of NIX will be staged at the Paradise Factory, Upstairs Theatre, 64 E. 4th St., NYC from June 21-July 9 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity.  The Festivity will take place June 13 - July 10 at the Paradise Factory in New York City. (more...)

Al Pacino to Return to Broadway as Tennessee Williams in New Play?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

After starring in David Mamet's CHINA DOLL last season, Al Pacino might be making a quick return to Broadway. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse's JUDGE JACKIE: DISORDER IN THE COURT with Klea Blackhurst Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents the new musical comedy, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery from July 7-17. Opening Night is Thursday, July 7 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Identillect Technologies Partners With Accessible Compliance to Integrate Delivery Trust to Its Clients and Partners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New Episodes of Amazon's GORTIMER GIBBON'S LIFE ON NORMAL STREET
by - Jun 23, 2016

On Friday, July 15, new episodes from the second season of Amazon's Emmy Award-nominated original live-action family series GORTIMER GIBBON'S LIFE ON NORMAL STREET are scheduled to debut on Prime Video. (more...)

Al Pacino, James Taylor Among 2016 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2016 will be Argentine pianist Martha Argerich, rock band the Eagles, screen and stage actor Al Pacino, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples and musician James Taylor. (more...)

HBO's ALL THE WAY, Starring Bryan Cranston, Coming to Digital HD 7/11
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

HBO Home Entertainment has announced the July 11th Digital HD and September 6th DVD with Digital HD and Blu-ray with Digital HD release of the critically acclaimed ALL THE WAY. (more...)

Netflix Announces New Unscripted Original Series Cameron Dallas
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This series follows social media personality and entrepreneur Cameron Dallas and his close circle of friends and family as he looks to take his career to the next level. It's not all selfies and Vine videos as the series explores the stark contrast between his very public online persona and who he is in his personal life. (more...)

Author Pearsa Williams Pens DAUGHTER OF HONOR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Pearsa Williams, President of the National Romani Council and inspired writer, has completed her new book 'Daughter of Honor': a gripping and seductive story of sacred family traditions and the secret role Gypsy fortune tellers have played throughout American history. (more...)

ID to Premiere New Forensic Series THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, 7/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

In death, deep and dark secrets are revealed by only one man: the coroner. This summer, Investigation Discovery (ID) presents THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, a gripping new series bringing audiences inside the work of one man who has truly seen it all in his 25 years on the job (more...)

VIDEO: Laverne Cox Talks 'ROCKY HORROR': 'I Felt a Tremendous Amount of Pressure'
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Laverne Cox stopped by THE TALK to chat about playing the iconic role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in FOX's upcoming ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. (more...)

Fun House Theatre and Film to Bring RUSH LIMBAUGH IN NIGHT SCHOOL to Festival of Independent Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

 Fun House Theatre and Film makes their first appearance at the Festival of Independent Theatres with a production of Charlie Varon'sRush Limbaugh in Night School directed by Jeff Swearingen and featuring Alex Duva, age 12, as Limbaugh along with 3 other young actors tackling over a dozen characters in a comedy as rotund as its namesake. These bad boys of the FIT will take audiences on a 45 minute adventure of irreverent and mischevious satire in a free for all of shenanigans only Swearingen could stage and the crazy kids of Fun House could pull off.  (more...)

Lawyers Bring Law and Order to the Stage for Charity
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Law goes with order. Singing goes with dancing. And this summer, Houston's own Lawyers Entertaining for Charity, Night Court will be bringing all of the above to the stage at the Hobby Center August 17th through 20th. (more...)

The Hypocrites Announce First Logan Fellow, Regina Victoria Fields
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Hypocrites is pleased to announce Regina Victoria Fields has been named the company's first Logan Fellow, as part of a multi-year fellowship program established by the Logan Foundation. (more...)

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