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Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare in the Park Starts 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to announce the dates of the 2017 FREE Shakespeare in the Park Tour! (more...)

Casting Announced for Regional Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at The Starlite Room.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Directors Dennis Clark (Legally Blonde, Footloose) and KT Curran (The First Times Club, When the Party Ends) announced today complete casting for the upcoming Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical opening June 22nd, 2017 at The Starlite Room, SRQ. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that Kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in! (more...)

Season of Seven Billion Hot Dogs Begins
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Memorial Day weekend Kicks off the summer grilling season and Americans will once again celebrate with a favorite food: hot dogs. The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) estimates that Americans will eat seven billion hot dogs during the season which runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. That's 818 hot dogs per second and more than a third of the hot dogs eaten per year. (more...)

Larry Gatlin Kicks-Off Summer Season at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Headlining the Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 is the classic country praise music of The Blackwood Quartet and the legendary Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. (Concert tickets are $39-$69). This promises to be a night of pure western-styled gospel beauty with the Blackwood's favorite Christian melodies like How Great Thou Art, Put Your Hand In The Hand, The Light House, Amazing Grace, Peace In The Valley, and many other gospel classics. Western great Larry Gatlin (pictured above), the eldest of the three Gatlin Brothers and writer of all their greatest hits including All The Gold In California and Houston, holds some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. His showcase of gospel and Gatlin favorites will open the second set of music that night, following The Blackwood Quartet (pictured left). The duo of headliners will then come together in our stage lights for an extended encore of songs.  This special evening is being sponsored in-part by Lynn & Bruce Morgan and Sandra & David Barrett. (more...)

BWW Previews: SPOLETO FESTIVAL USA in Charleston, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - May 25, 2017

Spoleto Festival USA brings its annual performing arts excellence to the Holy City. (more...)

The Nash Announces June Jazz Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

June is hopping and bopping as The Nash Kicks off with a wide array of summer concerts and workshops.  Highlights include Joey Sellers Quartet on June 10 and Rachel Eckroth's Antelog on June 16.  Public performances from students participating in the Nash summer workshops will be held during the month as well as a discussion on history of jazz from noted ASU scholar, Dr. Chris Wells on June 18. (more...)

Majestic Theater Announces New 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater hopes to "rock your world" of entertainment with its 2017-2018 Celebrity Season. "Every year I try to book a line-up of shows featuring popular headliners, as well as introducing the stars of tomorrow," said Jeffrey W. Gabel, the Majestic's Founding Executive Director. (more...)

Cast Set for HEATHERS THE MUSICAL at The Starlite Room This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Directors Dennis Clark (Legally Blonde, Footloose) and KT Curran (The First Times Club, When the Party Ends) announced today complete casting for the upcoming Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical opening June 22nd at The Starlite Room. (more...)

Rubber Hits the Road on the New Season of CNBC's JAY LENO'S GARAGE
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

This summer, take the ride of your life with legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno. With 16 all-new episodes, season three of CNBC's “Jay Leno's Garage” Kicks off on Wednesday, June 28th with back-to-back episodes at 9PM & 10PM ET. From monster trucks and car chases to roller coasters and a giant hot dog car, Jay is all in for fun. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Bell The Band Announces First US Tour Supporting MisterWives This June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

New York City's Bell The Band is thrilled to announce their first ever US tour as they embark this June to support fellow NYC act MisterWives! (more...)

Cockpit In Court to present ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre Kicks off its Forty-Fifth season with style.  The main stage theatre will be named after founding Artistic Director, F. Scott Black, in June.  To honor this event, F Scott Black is directing the classic dark comedy Arsenic and Old Lace, in the main stage theatre.  This will be the first play on the main stage at Cockpit in Court patrons have been able to see in years.  Individual tickets are $22 adults, $20 senior adults, and $14 for students and Children 12 & under.  Performances are June 9th through June 25th. (more...)

Canada's Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival InspiraTO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

"We had no idea, back in July, when we decided on this year's theme of 'Grow Up' just how relevant the topic would be," says Dominik Loncar, Artistic Director of Theatre InspiraTO, producers of Canada's largest ten-minute play festival.   (more...)

TheatreWorks Launches 48th Season with World Premiere of THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. (more...)

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina' Kicks off Summer with New Cantina Menu & Watermelon Margaritas
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The patio season has officially started at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina restaurants, who have announced the return of their popular summer seasonal Watermelon Margarita as well as an all-new Cantina Cocktail Menu. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Announces Lineup for 21st Annual SUNSET CONCERTS Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Skirball Cultural Center proudly presents the twenty-first season of its annual free summertime concert series, Sunset Concerts. Coinciding with the Skirball's latest exhibition, Paul Simon: Words & Music (on view through September 3), the new season draws inspiration from Paul Simon's pioneering efforts to bring world music to pop audiences while building bridges across cultures. (more...)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 'Baby Got Gone' Video Premieres at CMT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The video for “Baby Got Gone,” the first single from Lay It On Down, five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd's forthcoming ninth album, is premiering on TV via CMT Music and online at (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse Kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Present 3rd Annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

This Memorial Day, American Heroes Channel (AHC) in partnership with The Bob Woodruff Foundation, The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Got Your Six, honors our nation's heroes with the third annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE event. (more...)

Making Movies Nat'l Tour w/ Hurray for the Riff Raff Kicks Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

American rock and roll band Making Movies will release their second LP, I Am Another You, this Friday, May 26. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez and Tony Desare to Join Philly POPS for Free Concert at Independence Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre to Kick Off with FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre Kicks off its Forty-Fifth season with a 1950s flair.  For eight performances only June 10-25, Cockpit will present its first musical Forever Plaid. (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season Kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

PRIDE CAMP Kicks Off A New Educational Program at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pride Arts Center is creating all-inclusive learning environments for LGBTQ+ allies. This will include summer Pride Camps for middle school and high school aged students, using theater arts to learn more about navigating our complex world. (more...)

Northrop Sets Lineup for 2017 MUSIC ON THE PLAZA Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Northrop announces its free 2017 Music on the Plaza outdoor concert series, featuring acts from around the Twin Cities every Wednesday from June 7 through August 16 (and a bonus concert on Monday, August 7) at noon on Northrop Plaza. (more...)

Photo Flash: RENT Continues to Rock the Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

RENT, Jonathan Larson's famed rock opera that changed the course of a generation, is open at The Gateway in Bellport Village and runs through June 3. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paul Byrom Kicks off SUMMER FROM DUBLIN Tour at Rory Dolan's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2017

Last night at Rory Dolan's in Yonkers, NY Tenor Paul Byrom performed and was there to capture the event. One of Ireland's premier tenors, Paul Byrom, will perform at Rory Dolan's on Sunday, May 21 as part of his 12-city "Summer from Dublin" tour. (more...)

2017 Hudson River Dance Festival to Showcase Breathtaking Artists on the Hudson Waterfront
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Hudson River Park, one of the nation's longest waterfront parks and an urban oasis for New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world, will be the backdrop for a visually and culturally breathtaking dance program featuring the crème de la crème of contemporary and modern dance at the third annual Hudson River Dance Festival, taking place at Pier 63 inHudson River Park. (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

 NBC Sports presents live coverage of the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, one of the world's most iconic racing events, from picturesque Monte Carlo, this Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET on NBC. The F1 Monaco Grand Prix will highlight NBC Sports Group's comprehensive “Biggest Day in Motorsports” coverage, spanning Formula One, the Verizon IndyCar Series, and NASCAR. (more...)

Iration Releases New Single 'Fly With Me' / Debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Reggae Songs
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

As they prepare to spend the summer on tour with Slightly Stoopid, reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION released a brand new single 'Fly With Me' this past Friday (May 19) as a special treat for their fans. (more...)

Crested Butte Music Festival Kicks Off Season with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, NYC DJ Johnny Dynell, and Vocal Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) in the picturesque mountains of Colorado Kicks off its 21st season with the first performances of the summer. CBMF's season, entitled “Identity Unmasked,” will explore identity and its revelation or masking. The Crested Butte Opera Studio vocalists showcase their artistry in a recital on June 23; Famed NYC DJ and club impresario Johnny Dynell  leads a night of masked dancing on June 24; Members of the Crested Butte Opera Studio will present Cabaret Bleu, an evening of music from the American Songbook on June 27; Mark O'Connor – perhaps the greatest fiddler of all time – offers two concerts with his family on June 28 and 29; and the Swallow Hill Bluegrass Kids Camp offers five days of immersive music instruction. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' Season Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Transcendence Theatre Company Kicks off their 2017 Broadway Under the Stars season on June 16 with Another Openin' Another Show! celebrating the inspiring, memorable music and dance moments from Broadway and beyond. (more...)

Theatre Nebula presents CUBICLE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The award- winning local professional company of Theatre Nebula announces the World Premiere of Kevin Wiczer's hilarious office farce, CUBICLE. The show has a limited engagement of three weekends beginning May 26, 2017 running through June 11, 2017. CUBICLE will be presented Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. in Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street, Palatine, IL. (more...)

Musica Viva NY Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Musica Viva NY-a chamber choir under the artistic direction of Dr. Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez-celebrates its 40th anniversary throughout the 2017-18 season, continuing its commitment to performing beloved as well as rarely heard works from various periods of musical history and from diverse cultures worldwide together with the Aeolus Quartet, quartet in residence. Highlights of the season include Orff's Carmina Burana, a concert featuring pianist and composer Seymour Bernstein, an appearance by Musica Viva NY's founder Walter Klauss, a performance commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring Alice Parker; and the world premiere of a work by Elena Ruehr, commissioned by Musica Viva NY. All performances take place at All Souls Church (80th Street and Lexington Avenue). (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Updates Immigration Musical AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), currently producers of the Tony-nominated 'Indecent,' and the company responsible for last season's hit musical 'The Golden Bride,' Kicks off its record-making 103rd consecutive season with 'Amerike - The Golden Land,' a high-energy musical journey of the American immigrant experience. (more...)

Rhett & Link Announce a TOUR OF MYTHICALITY
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Presents announced today that tickets for Rhett & Link's Tour of Mythicality will go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m.  Mythical Entertainment announced today the first ever tour from award-winning comedians and YouTube sensations Rhett & Link, in celebration of the release of their debut book "Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality."  The Tour of Mythicality Kicks-off in New York on October 13 and will feature a blend of comedic yet personal storytelling, performances of their hit songs, offbeat life advice, and fan Q&A.  The Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality tour will hit Dallas on Saturday, October 21, 2018 for two shows at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre. (more...)

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre Celebrates its 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre invites you to "get out of the heat and into a seat" to celebrate its 45th season in residence at CCBC Essex.  This summer's series includes "Arsenic and Old Lace," "Forever Plaid," "Sister Act," and "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." Cockpit performances are held in the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Blvd. Subscriptions and individual tickets are available from the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 (ARTS) or online at (more...)

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fox Theatre today announces its 2017 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival schedule featuring family-friendly titles sure to entice both kids and those who are kids at heart. Guests will be singing a tune with sing-a-long versions of Walt Disney's animated gem "Beauty and the Beast," as well as the Julie Andrews' timeless classic "Mary Poppins." Additionally, wizards and muggles alike will be mesmerized as all eight "Harry Potter" films will be showing at the Fox Theatre with triple- and double-headers throughout August. Fan favorite Saturday AM Cartoons will be returning, and in celebration of its 75th anniversary, "Casablanca" will have fans "playing it again" with Rick and Sam. (more...)

League of American Orchestras Announces 72nd National Conference in Detroit, 6/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The League of American Orchestras' 2017 National Conference in Detroit, June 6-8, will focus on the ways forward for orchestras in an uncertain public policy landscape. Using the story of Detroit's revitalization and resurgent creative community as a backdrop, the Conference will include a diverse array of civic, business, and cultural voices, including many from the Motor City. (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

New Gold'n Plump' Fully Cooked Chicken Sausages Line Offers Bold, On-Trend Flavors
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Pilgrim's is launching a line of chicken sausages under its Gold'n Plump labela brand known for making good chicken its mission. Fully cooked and ready to heat on the backyard grill or stovetop, Gold'n Plump chicken sausages can be found in Midwest supermarkets and national retailers. The new line ranges from traditional chicken sausage flavors like Italian Cheese & Peppers to adventurous flavor combinations like Bacon Gouda, Hickory Smoked Apple, Jalapeno Cheddar, and Spinach & Asiago. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Wilton's Music Hall
by Gary Naylor - May 20, 2017

Othello's extraordinary tapestry of human vulnerabilities, brilliantly woven in Richard Twyman's brutal production, remains as relevant today as ever. (more...)

Iga Dep Returns to Bonzai Progressive with Two Tracker 'Fat Analog'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Iga Dep returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker 'Fat Analog' which comes with remixes from two hugely talented artists, Stan Kolev on Fat Analog and Van Czar on 'Arctic Human', as well as original mixes for both tracks. Iga Dep is fresh off the back of his debut for BP - 'Indigo' - which proved popular among many having charted very well indeed and getting a run out from many jocks. No doubt this one will follow suit, we just love it here in the office.   (more...)

Live Nation Canada and RBC Announce Partnership and Renaming of Concert Venue
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Live Nation Canada announces a multi-year partnership with RBC today including the renaming of one of Toronto's favourite summer venues - RBC Echo Beach. Live Nation Canada, along with RBC, plan bring elevate experiences and surprise music fans coast to coast with this partnership, touching everything from small shows, stadiums and summer festivals. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Kicks off its 55th season with The Merchant of Venice, not seen at The Shakespeare Theatre since 2000. The company released a preview video via Facebook, check it out below (more...)

Commentators Announced for NBC Sports PREMIER LEAGUE 'Championship Sunday'
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

NBCUniversal presents “Championship Sunday,” with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 21, at 10 a.m. ET. (more...)

The Hypocrites' Immersive PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Set for NYU Skirball's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

NYU Skirball's 2017-18 season will feature over 45 unique presentations by some of the world's leading provocateurs, artists and activists, performing unconventional and often controversial works in varied spaces throughout the Skirball Center - turning the lobby, dressing rooms, hallways and backstage areas into centers of creativity. (more...)

Mir Fontane & Tate Kobang Announce Fresh Out the Jungle Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

300 ENTERTAINMENT artists, MIR FONTANE and TATE KOBANG are proud to announce their joint summer tour, FRESH OUT THE JUNGLE today. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/19 - THE STEP CREW and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/19 - THE STEP CREW and More! (more...)

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