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based on Camille by Alexandre Dumas fils

Ian, a naive young medical student, is plunged into the wild world of Studio 54 at the height of its decadence. There, he meets Caleigh, the woman of his dreams and the spirit of early 80's excess. Unfortunately, she is being "kept" by a heartless millionaire. While she and Ian try to hide their love from her sugar daddy and his mother, Caleigh discovers there is a much more insidious enemy in their midst — an unknown virus is killing her.

Pokey LaFarge's 'Must Be A Reason' Music Video Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

“Must Be A Reason” is from LaFarge's anticipated new album, Manic Revelations, which was released last Friday on Rounder Records (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...)

BWW Interview: Tyler Jacobson, of PIPPIN, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside
by Audrey Liebross - May 22, 2017

The national tour of PIPPIN is coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, for two shows only, on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Naysh Fox plays the title character, and Housso Semon showcases her powerful voice as the 'Leading Player.' Broadway World interviewed Tyler Jacobson, who is one of the show's acrobats. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: MR BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Is An Intriguing Investigation Of How Culture Evolves
by Jade Kops - May 21, 2017

Anne Washburn's three act play, MR BURNS, A POST ELECTRIC PLAY is an interesting exploration of how stories evolve and culture is created when the world we know has irrevocably changed and stories can no longer be accessed in their original format. (more...)

BWW Review: HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - May 21, 2017

From the very moment audiences enter the theater at Hartford Stage for its final production of the 2016-17 season, George Bernard Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, it is immediately apparent the evening is going to be quite unique. In what has been called Shaw's "most ambitious and prophetic achievement", HEARTBREAK HOUSE manages to bring to life the signature wit and social dialogue of Shaw's other works but with a sense of danger, intrigue and fascination - and under the direction of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, the Hartford Stage production accomplishes this and more. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. Previews begin May 31 for Rubicon Theatre Company presentation of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as "strikingly beautiful." (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

Left Lane Cruiser's New Album 'Claw Machine Wizard' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

On the Fort Wayne, Indiana-based band's seventh studio album for Alive Naturalsound Records, founder Freddy J Evans IV (guitar/vocals) has returned to the duo format the band has been known for since their inception over 10 years ago (save for the expanded three-piece on their last album of new material, Dirty Spliff Blues). (more...)

Pokey LaFarge's 'Manic Revelations' Out Today on Rounder Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Pokey LaFarge's new album, Manic Revelations, is out today on Rounder Records (iTunes and Amazon). (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

BWW Review: Denver Center's SECRET GARDEN is darkly enchanting
by Chris Arneson - May 19, 2017

For a children's story, The Secret Garden evokes the kind of emotions that could make grown men sob. At least, that's what me and my fiance did for a majority of Denver Center Theatre Company's current production.   (more...)

Comedy Night at Playhouse on Park Continues 6/3!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The last Comedy Night of Season Eight at Playhouse on Park is upon us! Tickets are now on sale for the show on Saturday, June 3. Hosted by Dave Sheehan, Comedy Night features two co-headliners, Pam Werts and Rob Steen. (more...)

SPRINGLOADED: a Show 25 Years in the Making Comes to Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Around twenty-five years ago, performer Margot Rose got inspired to write and perform a solo show about her first two tumultuous decades in show business, years filled with trials, tribulations and LOTS of mind-altering substances. She was at a turning pointÂ…or so she thought. Turns out, life still had several more highs and lows in store for her. (more...)

Wax'A'Don Drops His Latest Mixtape Project 'Red Bottoms'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Wax'A'Don is neither a rapper nor a singer, but a high powered artist with a powerful message to share. (more...)

Andy Frasco & The U.N. Release CD/DVD Set of 'Party Blues'
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Songs From The Road is a new CD/DVD set from Andy Frasco & The U.N. on Ruf Records that captures all the full-throttle mayhem of the group's live show. (more...)

The CW Announces 2017-18 Primetime Schedule Featuring New Shows & Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and national media today at the New York City Center in New York City, with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse opening the show with the worldwide debut performance of their new single, “Dig Down.” (more...)

BWW Interview: Intrepid Fringe Opens 50 Shades of Shakespeare Production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub
by Natalie de la Garza - May 18, 2017

Intrepid Fringe opens a Steampunk, 50 Shades of Shakespeare production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE at The Black Labrador Pub. (more...)

BWW Interview: Comedians Tollie (Tollie) Jones, Peter Davenport and Chris Davis talk about the boom of comedy in Birmingham.
by David Edward Perry - May 18, 2017

Three of Birmingham's best give me their thoughts on the rise of comedy in Birmingham (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2017: A Celebration of LGBT Theater. The event features, three programs of varied, cutting edge one-act plays created by playwrights from across the United States. The shows begin June 1st at Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street, 3rd Floor Theater, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.   (more...)

Muse Release Their Brand New Single 'Dig Down'; Available Now
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Muse have released their brand-new single 'Dig Down' which is available to stream and download now HERE. (more...)

MindTap Is First Learning Platform Certified for IMS Global LTI Membership Service
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017


by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Cheese Girls, born in the award-winning all female circus Chest of Wonders, have repeatedly brought audiences to tears with their unique and sexy style of comedy burlesque. However, in this dark, sexy show they will showcase their diversity with an homage to the cult classic Twin Peaks. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival's John Dufffy Institute for New Opera to Present World Premiere of KEPT: A GHOST STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Virginia Arts Festival will present the world premiere performances of the new chamber opera Kept: a ghost story at Norfolk's Attucks Theatre May 25 at 7:30 p.m. and May 28 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Creative Loafing Celebrates 10th Annual Tampa Bay Restaurant Week
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Creative Loafing's Tampa Bay Restaurant Week is back for it's 10th year from June 15th through 25th with three-course prix fixe menus at participating restaurants throughout Tampa Bay-and to kick it off, Creative Loafing will host the third annual Meet The Chefs on Thurs., June 15th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Vault (611 N. Franklin St. in downtown Tampa). (more...)

Ten-X Research: Latest U.S. Retail Market Outlook Shows Sector's 'Agonizingly Slow' Growth
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017


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...)

Photo Flash: Jim Parsons Shares Wedding Pics From Marriage to Todd Spiewak
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

After being together for over 14 years, AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak finally tied the knot last weekend in New York City. The actor shared photos from the joyous event on Instagram! (more...)

Pokey LaFarge's New Album Streaming in Full at Brooklyn Vegan
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Pokey LaFarge's new album, Manic Revelations, is now streaming in full at Brooklyn Vegan. Of the album, Brooklyn Vegan hails, “For Manic Revelations, he's taking his sound in slightly more modern directions. (more...)

Take a Closer Look At the Set and Costumes For London's New PETER PAN
by Stephanie Wild - May 15, 2017

The National Theatre Blog recently talked with London's Peter Pan costume designer, Katie Sykes, and set designer, Michael Vale to discuss their inspiration and process, as well as to share a few photos. (more...)

BWW Review: Courtney Act Glitters in THE GIRL FROM OZ at the Laurie Beechman
by Troy Frisby - May 15, 2017

A cyclone of camp with a true gift for one-liners and an even stronger voice, Courtney Act followed the yellow brick road past the crowd to hit the stage in THE GIRL FROM OZ. Despite several homages to THE WIZARD OF OZ, the May 4 show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre was centered on that other, no less magical Oz: Australia. In fact, the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE alum's entire set list was comprised of songs famously written or sung by Aussies. (more...)

VIDEO: Legend Johnny Mathis Talks New Album with CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2017

Legendary singer Johnny Mathis credits Nancy Reagan with saving his life and opens up to Nancy Giles about racism and a new collection of contemporary music, in an interview with CBS SUNDAY MORNING on the CBS Television Network. In a wide-ranging interview, Mathis, 81, says Mrs. Reagan saw him performing and was concerned about him. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Jim Parsons Ties the Knot with Todd Spiewak
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

After being together for over 14 years, AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak finally tied the knot this weekend in New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

Chris Daughtry, Sway & More to Host T-MOBILE MAGENTA CARPET LIVE AT THE BBMAS Pre-Show
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

dick clark productions announced today the hosts of the T-MOBILE MAGENTA CARPET LIVE AT THE BBMAS the official pre-show for the “2017 Billboard Music Awards.” (more...)

Stunning Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases 'In the Still of the Night'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Calabria Foti is one of music's best-Kept secrets. She is a jazz/pop vocalist with a lush, silky voice and impeccable intonation, a recording artist who's shared the spotlight and the microphone with TV's Seth MacFarlane (and garnered a Grammy Award nomination). (more...)

Diane Lane Underwrites The Ziegfeld Club's Liz Swados Inspiration Grant for Female Music Educators
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Ziegfeld Club, one of the first New York City performing arts charities to benefit women, has announced the second Liz Swados Inspiration Grant to honor an influential female music educator in New York City. (more...)

Hollywood Fringe Festival Welcomes New Show MEXISTANI
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

"If you judge a book by its cover, you miss out on the story." (more...)

BWW Recap: Season's Penultimate Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY is ...Explosive!
by Lauren Gienow - May 12, 2017

Wow. What an episode of GREY'S ANATOMY. The penultimate episode of season 13, entitled “True Colors” went out with a literal bang and left us all waiting with baited breath to see what happens in next week's finale. The three main story-lines of the episode could have each been an episode of it's own; Owen gets life changing news about his sister Megan, Alex has found Jo's abusive husband, and Edwards finds herself and a young patient in a terrifying situation with a dangerous patient. The episode was written by William Harper and directed by Kevin McKidd. (more...)

Powerhouse Cast Tapped for Shaw Festival's DANCING AT LUGHNASA
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Krista Jackson, former Shaw Festival intern director and Zone 41 Theatre's artistic director, returns to direct Brian Friel's award-winning masterpiece Dancing at Lughnasa. Beginning previews on May 14 at the Royal George Theatre, this production features a quintet of fiercely talented Shaw Festival ensemble members - Fiona Byrne, Diana Donnelly, Claire Jullien, Sarena Parmar (in her Festival debut) and Tara Rosling - as the formidable Mundy sisters. (more...)

Netflix Announces Second French Original Series OSMOSIS
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

Netflix, the world's leading entertainment network, continues its investment in European and French content and announces OSMOSIS, an 8-episode series that will be available exclusively to members around the world. (more...)

Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 5/14
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

Legendary singer Johnny Mathis credits Nancy Reagan with saving his life and opens up to Nancy Giles about racism and a new collection of contemporary music, in an interview with CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast Sunday, May 14 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Immersive Edgar Allan Poe Ghost Story 'THE COOPING THEORY' Plays Brooklyn Speakeasy
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Poseidon Theatre Company, led by director Aaron Salazar, is currently mounting an immersive ghost story as an all-evening experience in a Brooklyn cellar speakeasy. The show, 'The Cooping Theory: Who Killed Edgar Allan Poe?' by Nate Suggs and Samantha Lacey, takes stage every Wednesday in the reconstructed former speakeasy underneath St. Mazie Bar and Supper Club, 345 Grand Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (between Havemeyer and Marcy).  (more...)

Oxygen Greenlights 8 New Crime Shows; Acquires DATELINE & More
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

Oxygen Media is aggressively expanding its crime programming slate with eight new greenlights, two new series in development and the acquisition of “Dateline: Secrets Uncovered,” it was announced today by Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President, Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. (more...)

National Safety Council Releases Annual Compilation of the Leading Causes of Preventable Death
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017


Ann Arbor Senior Center to Host Author's Civil War Book Presentation Friday, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Cultural Arts Program presents author Patricia Camburn Zick (who writes under the name of P.C. Zick) to discuss her book, Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier, on Friday, June 9, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave. This cultural arts program will also include Civil War music by The Dodworth Duo presenting The Music of the America Past. Light refreshments will be provided by event sponsor, StoryPoint senior living community in Saline. (more...)

Rainbow Theatre Project Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

???????Rainbow Theatre Project Producing Artistic Director H. Lee Gable and Managing Director Michael Kelley announce the 2017/18 season, which will include two readings and two productions, one of which will be a part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival. During Rainbow Theatre Project's fifth season, the company will be in residence at the District of Columbia Arts Center. (more...)

Barn Theatre Announces 2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 71st season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2017 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

by Mark C. Lloyd - May 10, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen Murphy as Mrs. du Maurier in FINDING NEVERLAND Flies into the Saenger for One Week!
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 10, 2017

This week, through May 14th, the good people of New Orleans have the opportunity to experience the story of Peter Pan like never before. FINDING NEVERLAND gives us an inside look at the life of the beloved story's author, J.M. Barrie, and teaches us not only how he was inspired to write about the boy who could fly, but to learn to fly ourselves! (more...)

REBECCA Trial Update: The Verdict is In!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The seemingly never-ending saga of the ill-fated musical REBECCA, which cancelled its Broadway run in 2012, is at last coming to a close. (more...)

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