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The Met Presents Special Conversations Inspired By KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: MASTRY, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

In conjunction with the exhibition Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, on view October 25, 2016-January 29, 2017 at The Met Breuer, and to illuminate Marshall's singular work and practice, The Met will present several events and discussions in December and January that will celebrate the major themes in the show as well as Marshall's artistry. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, December 10, 2016
by - Dec 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on today, December 10, 2016! (more...)

Kravis Center Kicks Off 2017 with an Amazing Array of Concerts & Shows in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in January 2017 with more than two-dozen amazing productions from a Broadway smash hit to comedy superstars, from musical legends to fascinating lectures. (more...)

20th Anniversary Screening of PARADISE LOST at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn announced today that they will host a 20th anniversary screening of PARADISE LOST: THE CHILD MURDERS AT ROBIN HOOD HILLS, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky's captivating documentary about the West Memphis Three, on December 14th. Co-presented by the International Documentary Association, this rare 35mm print screening will feature a post-film Q&A with director Joe Berlinger and subject Damien Echols, moderated by documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus ( What Happened, Miss Simone?). (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Releases CONCERTOS FOR ORCHESTRA Featuring Zhou Tian, Thierry Escaich and Sebastian Currier
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announces the November 17 release of its latest recording Concertos for Orchestra, the second under Music Director Louis Langree. The recording features the world premieres of three concertos for orchestra commissioned by the CSO: Zhou Tian's Concerto for Orchestra, Thierry Escaich's Psalmos and Sebastian Currier's FLEX. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Announces Director for MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater today announced that Tyne Rafaeli will direct Cal Shakes' final production of its 2017 season, the previously-announced Measure for Measure. This first-ever co-production between Cal Shakes and Santa Cruz Shakespeare will play at the Bruns Amphitheater from September 20 through October 15. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Omaha Regional Awards Update - Julie Fitzgerald Ryan, John E Jones and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

VIDEO: Storytellers for Peace Bring New Video for Human Rights Day 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

After Rudyard Kipling's If and Imagine, here we go to a new video from Storytellers for Peace. (more...)

Netflix Research Uncovers New Trend in Watching TV & Movies
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

According to research from Netflix*, a new trend in watching has emerged with more than 30 million Netflix members around the world weaving film into their binge routines. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare Announces 2017 Summer Festival Productions
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is thrilled to announce its 2017 summer season, with repertory performances beginning July 7 and running through August at its new home in DeLaveaga Park. (more...)

Voting Rights, Immigration, Women in the Global Workforce among Themes Reflected in 2017 Joyce Awards to Collaborations between Great Lakes Artists of Color and Cultural
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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11th Hour Theatre Company to Kick Off 2017 with Philadelphia Premiere of Rock Musical LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company brings 2017 in with a rock 'n roll bang. Three years ago, 11th Hour Company introduced audiences to LIZZIE in its Next Step Concert Series. (more...)

Mary Ann Dratch Releases A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Mary Ann Dratch debuts with a poignant yet inspiring tale that takes readers on 'A Journey through Time' (published by Lulu). A story heavily influenced by the author's own experiences and that of her husband's Jewish heritage, this treats readers to a narrative filled with hope and resilience of the people who chose to stand and not buckle under life's vicissitudes. (more...)

Scoop: BULL on CBS - Tuesday, December 20, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on BULL, airing on CBS on Tuesday, December 20, 2016! (more...)

Photo: First Look Image of Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela in BET's MADIBA
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

BET Networks announced today its movie event MADIBA, a three-part saga telling the definitive story of Nelson Mandela, that will air February 1st, 8th and 15, 2017. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere Powerful New Series MURDER CHOSE ME
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

In ID's upcoming series MURDER CHOSE ME, Rod Demery reflects on his 14 years as a homicide detective - a destiny he was drawn to after his own mother was murdered. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Present Exclusive Sneak Peeks of New True-Crime Series
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

For Investigation Discovery (ID) fans, New Year's Day is about to rival the thrill of smooching someone special at midnight... if you get butterflies at the thought of cozying up with America's leading true-crime network. (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, December 29, 2016
by - Dec 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, December 29, 2016! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE Welcomes Kids from PAL
by Walter McBride - Dec 8, 2016

Just last night, kids from The Police Athletic League headed to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre to check out The Color Purple, and got to meet wit the cast afterwards. Check out photos below! (more...)

New York Live Arts Slates Dynamic New Work Showcase with 2017 LIVE ARTERY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Live Artery 2017, New York Live Arts' dynamic showcase of new and recent works by Live Arts residency and commissioned artists, opens January 6 and runs through January 9, 2017. (more...)

DETECTING DECEIT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Detecting Deceit, released this past month in all formats by Amazon, discusses a threat to our teenagers that the National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) has dubbed 'the grooming dynamic.' This issue is on the cusp of becoming part of the global consciousness, and none too soon, as the only defense against 'grooming' is wide spread knowledge of what types of behavior to look for in victims and predators alike. (more...)

Travel to 1943 China in INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE World Premiere at Pan Asian Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, announces its 40th Milestone Season in 2017 with the commissioned World Premiere of INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE, which will run from January 21 - February 12, 2017 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City (410 W. 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Thursday January 26 at 7:30PM. (more...)

FilmRise Acquires WW Rights to Award-Winning Documentary FINDING OSCAR
by Movies News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

FilmRise has announced that is has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Ryan Suffern's award-winning documentary Finding Oscar. (more...)

Lizz Winstead Brings Her Honest, Raw and Provocative Humor to Pay-Per-View, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, tapes her hilarious one woman take down of the year, Controversy: A Hilarious, Tragic Review of 2016 on December 30th. (more...)

Ali Wing, CMO and EVP of Digital Channels at maurices, Showcases the Brand's Innovation during Interview on New Podcast Series 'Mobile First'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces 'The Mind/Body Connection' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble announces its 2017 Season, 'The Mind/Body Connection.' The season includes three new plays linked under this mind/body connection and told from distinctly female perspectives. These bold works explore how we separate our primal, instinctive physical beings from our intellectual and emotional selves. The season will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

'Rock, Scissors, Paper: The Clifford Olson Murders' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

In the early 1980's, serial killer Clifford Olson rampaged through the lower mainland of British Columbia, raping and murdering eleven victims. His heinous cash-for-bodies deal foreshortened his trial, and resulted in the law currently on Canadian books that forbids criminals from benefiting financially from their crimes. Olson was just the pimple on the hide of a misogynist culture, as this long poem sequence attests. Sometimes a book project chooses its author, as this one did when Stevenson recognized one of the victims from her photograph. This collection pays tribute to these victims and delves into the workings of a murderer in True Crime fashion. Warning: Graphic language/violence. Due to the nature of the contents, all readers/reviewers must be 18 years or older and prepared for the difficult subject matter and language. 'Rock, Scissors, Paper' is available now from Amazon with a price of just $2.99 (e-book) or $10.00 (paperback). Please contact Kristi at dreamingbigpublications@outlook.com to request review copies or to receive exclusive author interviews, notice of new releases, and cover reveals. Dreaming Big Publications is a publishing company on a mission to reach more people on a global level by publishing books that educate and advocate for mental health and social Justice issues. Our main focus is nonfiction-self-help, memoirs, and books written for professional mental health providers-but we publish fiction as well and enjoy anything that is a good, fun read, including fantasy and sci-fi. Richard Stevenson was born in Victoria, B.C., in 1952 and has lived in western Canada and Nigeria. A college English teacher by profession, he taught English, Canadian and African literature, Business Communication, Creative and Technical Writing, E.S.L., and humanities courses in high schools and colleges. A former Editor-in-Chief of Prism international, he served in various editorial, jury, and writing/arts group executive capacities. His own reviews and poems have appeared in hundreds of magazines, anthologies, e-zines, and journals published in Canada, the United States, and overseas. He performed with the jazz/ poetry group Naked Ear and rock music/YA verse troupe Sasquatch, and occasionally puts other ensembles together for book launches and performances and reviews books. (more...)

The Representatives Latest Site-Specific, Politically-Charged Production of PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON Extends
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Representatives latest site-specific, politically-charged production of PRIVATE MANNING GOES TO WASHINGTON, which imagines a secret meeting between transgender Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning and President Barack Obama, has added more performances to its limited run, now playing through Sunday, 12/18 at The Studio @ 345 in the Meatpacking District345 (345 West 13thStreet - west of 8th Avenue) NYC.  As with all productions by The Representatives, the performance is followed by a party sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery.  Tickets are only $40 and $20 for students. They are on sale at therepresentatives.org and brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

David Cummins Joins Serco Inc. as Senior Vice President of the Transportation Business Unit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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'Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice' by Robert Blagojevich Wins USA Best Book Awards 2016 for Law
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Legal thriller 'Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom and Justice' (Northern Illinois University Press) by Robert Blagojevich named winner of the USA Best Book Awards 2016 for law. A true story that is testament to the human will to struggle against overwhelming odds to right a wrong. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Second Trailer for LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Netflix invites you to look away as we reveal the second trailer to the upcoming series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre Co-Presents Midwest Premiere of AMERICAN HWANGAP
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Halcyon Theatre hosts Chicago company A-Squared Theatre to co-produce the Midwest Premiere of Lloyd Suh's American Hwangap. Directed by Helen Young, American Hwangap runs February 24 through April 1, 2017 at Halcyon Theatre located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side. (more...)

2016 Delhi International Theatre & Film Festival Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Presented by SCRUFF, Harmless Hugs & Love Matters India and featuring theatre performances and movies from around the globe, the Delhi International Theatre & Film Festival's goal is to communicate, educate and transpire the existence of the LGBTQ community in India and is attracting the support of famous Bollywood Actors like Kunal Kapoor and Kalki Koechlin. (more...)

'La La Land' Music to the Ears of D.C. Film Critics
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'La La Land' was singing a happy tune when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2016 this morning. Sparkling musical love story 'La La Land' was the big winner, racking up seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Damien Chazelle). (more...)

Scoop: MADAM SECRETARY on CBS - Sunday, December 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on MADAM SECRETARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, December 25, 2016! (more...)

STRANGER THINGS, WESTWORLD Among 2017 WGA TV Nominations; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing during 2016. (more...)

John Joubert 'Death Row Drawings' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

OMAHA, Neb., Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Just weeks after Nebraska voters decided to reinstate the death penalty, there is new information in the case of John Joubertone of the last criminals to be executed in the state. Former KMTV-3 anchorman and investigative reporter, Mark Pettit, has obtained and released disturbing drawings made by Joubert as he waited to die in Nebraska's electric chair. Pettit has tried for years to obtain the drawingsa move fought, won and lost in Nebraska's court system. (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER! Balances the Dark and Light
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 5, 2016

The new professional production of the classic musical OLIVER! at Pioneer Theatre Company strikes a nice balance between the squalor of the story and the optimism of the score. (more...)

Valerie Bertinelli & Duff Goldman Return for New Season of KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman welcome a new batch of 12 impressive bite-sized bakers with tons of talent on Monday, January 2nd at 8pm ET/PT for a new season of KIDS BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP on Food Network. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Kicks off the New Year with World Premiere of MARCUS/EMMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What does it mean to be radical? InterAct Theatre Company presents a vision of two of America's wildest activist leaders, Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman, in Mary Tuomanen's poignant, twisted, and darkly funny MARCUS/EMMA.  This gripping play could not be more relevant, challenging the audience to relate Garvey's and Goldman's subversive ideas surrounding tensions of race, gender, sexuality, culture, capitalism and socialism to our current political climate.  Tuomanen's voice is fresh and exciting -- a luminary in Philadelphia's arts scene, she was recently rated Best Theatre Talent 2015, by Philadelphia Magazine. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. (more...)

Production Begins on Investigation Discovery's First Movie DATING GAME KILLER
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Today, Investigation Discovery (ID) announced the commission of DATING GAME KILLER from Thinkfactory Media. Production is currently underway for ID's first ever true-crime movie, set to premiere in early 2017 on America's leading mystery and suspense television network. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Trevor White and Alex Austin in THEBES LAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Director Daniel Goldman adapted THEBES LAND after seeing the original production in South America, where it played several sold-out runs. Now it premieres in the UK for four weeks only, starring Trevor White (Long Day's Journey Into Night, West End; Enron, Royal Court) and Alex Austin (Fury, Soho Theatre; Yen, Royal Court). Press night is tonight, December 5, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY AT THE GOOD Brings Cheer to the Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Dec 3, 2016

Portland's Good Theater performs its annual musical revue, Broadway at the Good Theater this weekend bringing warmth, cheer, and an array of musical treats to mark the holiday season. Conceived, written, and directed by Brian P. Allen, this year's two hours of song and dance was devoted to the musicals of the 1970s. (more...)

VIDEO: Rich Lynch Releases New Track to Benefit Encampment at Standing Rock
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Nashville rocker Rich Lynch returns with a third new track in 2016 and his latest single 'You Can't Push Over a Standing Rock' takes a page out of one of his musical hero's playbooks. (more...)

WEISENTHAL Riveting One-Act Theatrical Performance Presented at the Grand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents writer and actor Tom Dugan in the one-act, off-Broadway theatrical performance, Wiesenthal, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of all women-identified playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

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