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Trae Crowder and More Set for Artists Rise Up Los Angeles's TRANSPARENCY, TAXES & TWEETS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Tax Day, ARTISTS RISE UP LOS ANGELES presents an evening of comedy, TRANSPARENCY, TAXES & TWEETS, with Trae Crowder ('The Liberal Redneck') as headliner, benefiting the Southern Poverty Law Center. (more...)

Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eve Steele in LIFE BY THE THROAT at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Most Wanted in association with LittleMighty present Life by The Throat. Award-winning writer-performer and former Coronation Street star Eve Steele performs one man's life from birth to death in this gritty, true-to-life performance exploring class, gender and living life on society's margins. The show launches a UK tour running Tuesday 18 April - Saturday 20 May 2017. Press night is Wednesday 19 April at Theatre503, London. Scroll down for a first look at Eve in action! (more...)

New Technology Merges Filmmaking and Philanthropy at International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

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HBO 'Sopranos' Star & Singer Dominic Chianese Returns To Patchogue Theatre for AN ALL ITALIAN-AMERICAN SONGFEST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is honored to welcome back HBO 'Sopranos' star and singer Dominic Chianese for 'An All Italian-American Songfest' on Saturday, April 22 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Investigation Discovery Announces Powerful New Slate of Originals for 2017-18 Upfront Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading mystery and suspense network, and the #1 ad-supported cable network for delivery of W25-54 year-to-date, today announced a powerful new slate of compelling, emotionally riveting programming featuring Real People and Real Stories. (more...)

BWW Feature: LASHES OFF: AN AFTER-HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT at Round Up Saloon
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 28, 2017

BWW Feature: LASHES OFF: AN AFTER-HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT at Round Up Saloon (more...)

Investigation Discovery Announces Special TV Event SON OF SAM: THE HUNT FOR A KILLER
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID) announces the three-part documentary special SON OF SAM: THE HUNT FOR A KILLER, tracing the parallel stories of a serial killer's unsuspecting victims, while following the dedicated detectives who worked tirelessly to capture the man who left six young people dead, seven wounded, and countless families bereft. (more...)

Matrix Theatre Spring Classes Give Voice to Young Artists' Dreams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

 Matrix Theatre Company announces its newest semester of spring classes, "Giving Voice to Our Dreams," for youth ages 5-14. Classes begin April 25 and run through June 6 on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. For further information, visit www.matrixtheatre.org. (more...)

Liverpool Icon Alison Steadman to Attend and Support Clapperboard's Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????The highly-regarded Clapperboard Awards Ceremony is to return to Liverpool this year hosted by Liverpool actor, comedian and writer Neil Fitzmaurice (Going Off Big Time, Phoenix Nights, Peep Show, Mount Pleasant) and this year in attendance is special guest presenter Liverpool film and television icon Alison Steadman. (more...)

VIDEO: Amazon Original Series BOSCH Launches Season 3 4/21
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Amazon Original Series BOSCH will launch its third season exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories on Friday, April 21. (Watch a recap of Seasons 1 & 2 below) (more...)

North Carolina Hog Industry at Center of New Novel JUSTICE BY ANOTHER NAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

A candidate in the 1996 NC Senate Race and having served on the boards of several prestigious wildlife conservation and environmental organizations, author E.C. Hanes has been a vocal advocate of protecting North Carolina's land, wildlife and citizens. This experience serves as the backdrop for a gripping new thriller Justice by Another Name [March 7, 2017, Blair Publishing] set in the much-maligned pig farming business. (more...)

Townsend Productions Present DARE DEVIL RIDES TO JARAMA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Following a successful UK tour marking the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Dare Devil Rides To Jarama comes to Tara Theatre for a limited run. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Announces Free Events In April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

In conjunction with the Canadian Opera Company's new production of Harry Somers' Louis Riel, FREE events are taking place in Toronto throughout the month of April, allowing the general public to discover this uniquely Canadian contribution to the opera world. (more...)

BWW Review: LEGENDA BALADA BALADI at GRJS Bulungan
by Albertus Raynaldi - Mar 27, 2017

Legenda Balada Baladi opened up in GRJS Bulungan, Jakarta from the 24th to the 26th of March 2017. The musical tells a story about two young lovers, Jaka and Poet. Envious of the legends' stories such as Sangkuriang to Situ Bagendit, they set out to establish themselves as legends, and met the storyteller who made it happen, Anonym. (more...)

New Docu-Series RELEASED and CHECKING INN to Join OWN Saturday Night Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has ordered two new docu-series that will join its popular Saturday night programming line-up later this year. (more...)

NBC's LITTLE BIG SHOTS Grows +4% in Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

NBC's LITTLE BIG SHOTS (1.7/6 in 18-49, 9.7 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) grows +13% versus last week's 1.5 in these prelim fast-affiliate ratings in 18-49 and +6% versus last week's 1.6 in official nationals. (more...)

BWW Review: JANNAT CENTRAL at Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai
by Zofeen Maqsood - Mar 27, 2017

A play titled Jannat Central explores the genre of dance-drama, that has been gaining popularity in the theatre world in India (more...)

The Marlowe Studio Sets Spring 2017 Lineup, Featuring First Relaxed Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, hosts its first Relaxed Performance next month. (more...)

People's Light Launches Crowdfunding Campaign around New Play About Commercial Sexual Exploitation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In March 2017, People's Light launches a month-long crowdfunding campaign around the world premiere production of Project Dawn, a vital new play inspired by Project Dawn Court in Philadelphia, a real-life innovative court program designed to transform the lives of women trapped within the commercial sex industry. The $7,500 campaign goal will underwrite theatre tickets for targeted communities who could benefit from seeing the play, but who would not otherwise attend, including: social workers, teachers, first responders, parole officers, law enforcement, and students training in these fields. Partial and complete ticket subsidies for these key groups will expand the production's reach, as well as foster empathy and understanding among those who serve our most vulnerable populations. (more...)

Isabelle Huppert and Kwame Kwei-Armah Share World Theatre Day Messages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Global Theater Initiative (GTI), a partnership between Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and the Laboratory for Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University, invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions, and audiences to celebrate the 55th annual World Theatre Day today, March 27, 2017. (more...)

Cyrus Chestnut & Tavis Smiley to Perform at the Abyssinian Baptist Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

On Good Friday, April 14, 2017, 7:30 PM at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, jazz pianist/Howard University professor, Cyrus Chestnut, will perform a powerful composition that he especially wrote for the church, entitled "The Saga of the Cross." This exciting celebration of Good Friday will feature a jazz trio, the Abyssinian Baptist Church choir, conducted by James Davis Jr., and will be narrated by Tavis Smiley. Concert proceeds will benefit the AbyWest campaign for the church's construction of a new Education and Cultural Center. (more...)

BWW Review: TIME STANDS STILL at The Liminal Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Mar 27, 2017

Standing on Shifting Sands (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Mar 27, 2017

This pared down adaptation of one of Shakespeare's shortest tragedies moves swiftly from an original opening scene to a disappointing final one. As a contemplation of ambition and ruthlessness and the drive to political power, it is ever timely. (more...)

CAPTAIN PHANTASM MEETS MAJOR MAJESTIC Brings Melodrama to Pocket Sandwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Opening on March 31 at Pocket Sandwich Theatre is 'Captain Phantasm Meets Major Majestic!' another one of the popcorn-tossing melodramas that they are famous for and making its grand premiere.  'Captain Phantasm' was written by Sean Freeman and Chris Irby and is directed by Michael Speck.   (more...)

David Byrne Opens Inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Lineup Features a Wide Range of Celebrated Artists and Artistic Compaanies in Innovative Programs (more...)

Broadway Stars Judy Kuhn, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Karen Mason Lead Songs in the Key of Equality Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. (more...)

Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, and More Announced for Royal Court's NUCLEAR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maureen Beattie, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Gerrome Miller, Beatrice Scirocchi and Andrew Sheridan have been cast in Simon Stephens' Nuclear War directed by Imogen Knight. It runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs 19 April 2017 - 6 May 2017 with Press Night on Friday 21 April. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Review: Timely New Play PETROL STATION Premieres at Kennedy Center
by Barbara Johnson - Mar 25, 2017

Anglo-Kuwaiti writer-director Sulayman Al Bassam's new play PETROL STATION is as of-the-moment as it gets. Drawn from politics, literature, and myth, it features Muslim characters and is densely packed with urgent themes: Justice for migrant workers, autonomy for women, cyclical violence. Epic set and lighting design (Eric Soyer) conjure a windswept desert in an imagined borderland torn by civil war, a dramatic backdrop that enhances the actors' delivery of poetic lines.  (more...)

BWW Review: Toe-Tapping 42ND STREET Tour Brings Sunny Song and Dance to Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 25, 2017

When it comes to classic song-and-dance theater, it doesn't get much more "Broadway" than 42ND STREET. The show is breezy and buoyant, a carefree love letter to the Great White Way and to the art of the stage musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Moving Arts Preps (End of the) World Premiere of APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, MA(Marketwired - March 22, 2017) - Elsevier, the information analytics company specializing in science and health, today announced the publication of Forensic Investigations: An Introduction by Brent E. Turvey and Stan Crowder. Using cases from the authors' extensive files, it provides an overview of major subjects related to forensic inquiry and evidence examination. The book will prepare criminal Justice and criminology students in forensic programs for more specialized courses and provide a valuable resource to newly employed forensic practitioners. Elsevier also announced the publication of five additional forensic science books. (more...)

Outcry Youth Theatre Stages RADIUM GIRLS for Women's History Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Do not let Women's History Month come to a close without purchasing your tickets to Outcry Youth Theatre's RADIUM GIRLS. (more...)

SUU Professor Launches New Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Dave Admire, a Cedar City resident, retired judge, and retired Southern Utah University professor of criminal Justice, has launched his first novel Terror in Paris. (more...)

Pear Theatre presents PEAR SLICES 2017 in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Pear Theatre continues its season with its annual showcase of original short plays by members of the Pear Playwrights Guild. From Anasazi to Aboriginals, private detectives to proposals, this year's crop of plays promises to engage, delight, and inspire. All eight plays will be performed in the same evening, with a cast of seven actors performing all the roles. 'Pear Slices 2017,' directed by Troy Johnson and Robyn Ginsburg Braverman,previews on May 4. (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY at Maltz Jupiter Theatre Nestles Delightfully Inside the Box
by Sofia Carianna, Student Critic - Mar 24, 2017

When faced with any classic musical, a production must look in the dressing room mirror and ask itself one question: are we brave? (more...)

Thomas Conrad Releases 'The Reunion'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Thomas Conrad has completed his new book 'The Reunion': a gripping tale of the orchestration of long overdue Justice when Bobby Gallagher returns to his hometown after a thirty-year absence. (more...)

Photo Flash: BY THE WATER Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of By the Water, written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Cody Estle.  By the Water runs March 16 - April 23, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at 8pm.  (more...)

Timeline Theatre Announces Cast, Composer & More of PARADISE BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the final production of its 20th Anniversary 2016-17 season-the Midwest premiere of PARADISE BLUE by Dominique Morisseau, directed by TimeLine Company Member Ron OJ Parson and featuring original music composed by Orbert Davis, the co-founder, conductor and Artistic Director of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, May 4 - July 23, 2017 (previews April 26 - May 3) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press Night is Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Ben Affleck is Batman in JUSTICE LEAGUE Teaser Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Below, check out a teaser for Zack Snyder's Justice LEAGUE, featuring Ben Affleck as superhero Batman. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): A TIME TO KILL's James David West
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Actor James David West, who takes on the role of the Southern lawyer at the center of the play, took time from his hectic tech week schedule to answer our Friday 5 (+1) questions to give us an idea why booking reservations to see the show should be something to do right this minute - or at least after reading this interview. Get to it! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo to Perform at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Honoring Patricia Arquette
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today it will honor Academy Award-winning actress and activist Patricia Arquette at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on April 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: RUDDYGORE, King's Theatre, Edinburgh
by Gregor Dickson - Mar 23, 2017

The Edinburgh Gilbert & Sullivan Society's latest venture combines sparkling performances, modern references and excellent sound design in one of G&S's less well known comic operas. (more...)

Nashville Ballet to Perform at JFK Center in DC, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Nashville Ballet will make its debut appearance at the famed John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. to perform The Ben Folds Project April 17-23, 2017, as a part of the Ballet Across America series. Illustrating the most exciting, innovative dance happening across America today, the program is curated by major stars of the ballet world: American Ballet Theatre Principal Dancer Misty Copeland and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, March 25, 2017
by - Mar 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, March 25, 2017! (more...)

BWW Feature: DramaDogs Presents: FROM EVE'S FAIR HAND at The Faulkner Gallery
by Maggie Yates - Mar 23, 2017

A company with a persistent ambition to prioritize social Justice in their work, DramaDogs has adopted a format for short, dramatic presentations that inform and entertain, and encourage audience engagement. Their production of From Eve's Fair Hand, by local writers Jinny Webber and Terre Ouwehand, shares (through monologue) the voices of female writers who left their mark on our cultural history. An appropriate celebration of Women's History Month, From Eve's Fair Hand introduces women like Amelia Bassano Lanier; Lady Mary Wroth; Aphra Behn; George Sands (nom-de-plume of Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dupin); Gertrude Stein; Virginia Woolf; and Vita Sackville-West; women who dared to write-while-female in eras when that act was considered one of non-conformity or rebellion. (more...)

Chance the Rapper, The Killers, Arcade Fire & More to Headline Lollapalooza 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Lollapalooza returns with another powerhouse lineup led by headliners Chance The Rapper, The Killers, Muse, Arcade Fire, The xx, Lorde, blink-182, DJ Snake, and Justice, delivering a diverse roster of some of the most exciting artists in today's music landscape (more...)

USA Network Pilot UNSOLVED: THE MURDERS OF BIGGIE AND TUPAC Announces Additional Casting
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The new pilot from Universal Cable Productions has filled the roles of Sean “Puffy” Combs, Biggie Smalls' mother Voletta Wallace, and wife of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight, Sharitha Golden. LUKE JAMES is set to play Sean “Puffy” Combs, the young and wildly successful founder of Bad Boy Records, the label of Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents LADY X – A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to open its 15th season with the world premiere of LADY X - A MUSICAL, a shocking expose ripped from the headlines of yesteryear, playing from April 21 - June 10, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. (more...)

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