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BWW Review: Chromolume Theatre Revives an Intriguing HELLO AGAIN
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2017

With this concise Wikipedia description in mind let's say that Michael John LaChuisa has taken liberties in composing his musical version of La Ronde called Hello Again. The musical first premiered off-Broadway in 1993. Liberties taken primarily are placing 10 scenes and characters in different time periods of the 20th century in a non-chronological order...and utilizing simulated raw sex in many of the scenes. When the whore (a very enticing Michelle Holmes) gets her hooks into the soldier (Cesar Cipriano), it is 1900. In the next scene the soldier comes onto the nurse in 1940. Mores changed with the times and sexual practices diversified, particularly in the 60s and 70s with Woodstock an open haven for hippies and rampant sex, and then later homosexuals coming out of the closet. Within these varying time periods, LaChuisa introduces a variety of musical styles that somehow manage to tie the stories together, making them more colorful and exciting. Now in a rare revival at Chromolume Theatre, Hello Again is receiving a fine production with even direction by Richard Van Slyke and a fantastic cast of 10 actors. (more...)

Seu Jorge Continues Acclaimed Tour of David Bowie Tribute 'The Life Aquatic'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Though Seu Jorge is one of Brazil's most celebrated singers and actors, he is perhaps best known here in the U.S. for his role in Wes Anderson's 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, in which Jorge reinterpreted a number of David Bowie's biggest hits. (more...)

LGBT Doc POLITICAL ANIMALS featuring Legendary Politicians Sheila Keuhl, Jackie Goldberg, Carole Migden, Christine Kehoe - out on DVD & VOD
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2017

New, award-winning LGBT Knockout doc POLITICAL ANIMALS will release DVD & VOD on June 6th in the U.S. and Canada via Gravitas Ventures. (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Reveals Its New Season Of Sizzling Entertainment For Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

As the city hosts the Summer of Love, there's certainly plenty to love at The Epstein Theatre this summer as the historical venue hosts yet another sizzling season of sensational shows for everyone to enjoy! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Daughter Dances For Answers in Sergio Trujillo's ARRABAL
by Justin J. Sacramone - May 26, 2017

The foundation of ARRABAL builds upon Argentina's tumultuous past of decaying democracy and state-sponsored terrorism while focusing on a single family affected by this conflict. The family here is a captured guerrilla fighter-slash-father, a mourning Abuela, and daughter Arrabal on a quest for closure. Despite sounding overstuffed, the title character's undeveloped journey combined with a vague use of dense themes leads to a performance piece begging to be more. (more...)

BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69
by David Fick - May 20, 2017

There is something indescribable about returning to Gate69, the glitzy dinner theatre venue that opened less than a year ago in central Cape Town. It is that ineffable feeling of coming home, of belonging. CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, one of the venue's current offerings, is a blast for everyone - frequent flyers or not. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS on CBS - Today, May 2, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS today, May 2, 2017! (more...)

Seu Jorge Adds September Dates to THE LIFE AQUATIC - A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Though Seu Jorge is one of Brazil's most celebrated singers and actors, he is perhaps best known here in the U.S. for his role in Wes Anderson's 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, in which Jorge reinterpreted a number of David Bowie's biggest hits. The songs, performed in Portuguese and featuring Jorge solo on acoustic guitar, became something entirely unique. So much so that Bowie himself was moved to say, 'Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.' (more...)

Brazilian Singer-Songwriter Seu Jorge to Bring THE LIFE ACQUATIC - A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE to Eccles Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jorge will perform these songs, and those he recorded for the 2005 album The Life Aquatic - Studio Sessions featuring Seu Jorge, in his critically acclaimed live show The Life Aquatic - A Tribute to David Bowie, which will tour North American in June and September. (more...)

Seu Jorge to Bring David Bowie Tribute to Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

AN EVENING WITH SEU JORGE, THE LIFE AQUATIC - A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE TOUR is coming to Boulder Theater on Friday, September 8, 2017. (more...)

THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW Returns to The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Tommy Cooper Show returns to The Epstein Theatre this summer with West End star Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper, in the Knockout performance of the year. (more...)

Turner's truTV Announces 2017-18 Programming Slate ft. Comedies, Pilots, and Renewals
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

In case you haven't noticed, Turner's truTV is on a bit of a tear. The network enters the 2017-18 Upfront season with unmatched momentum, real ratings success, and a distinct brand identity centered around creator-driven comedic programming. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Cartoon Network Reveals New Content Slate for 2017-18 Upfront Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Cartoon Network, the global kids brand and leading choice for the mobile-first generation of plurals, announced a holistic slate of content for the 2017-18 upfront season that will provide something new to fans every day, across a wide spectrum of platforms. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 9th, 2017 - It's Tonys Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: NAPOLI, BROOKLN begins previews Off-Broadway tonight, and (perhaps more importantly) Kevin Spacey hosts the 71st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday night! (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Heralds A Return to the Glory Days at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2017

Back in the day, theatrically speaking, there was something you could always count on in Nashville: some of the very best (if not the best) summer musicals could be found at one venue - Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. All manner of classic stage musicals were staged at the Barn over the years, ranging from Oklahoma! and Camelot to The Robber Bridegroom and Singin' in the Rain, and they remain vividly etched in memory, images of well-respected actors plying their trade in iconic shows and performing legendary musical scores we still revere as some of the best shows we've ever seen. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Face Off in No-Holds-Barred Rap Battle
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden challenged guest Jennifer Hudson to a no-holds-barred rap battle, and Jennifer unleashes her Knockout punch at the end of the fight. Check out the latest edition of 'Drop the Mic' below! (more...)

Marty O'Donnell and Russell Brower to Appear in VIDEO GAMES LIVE at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents VIDEO GAMES LIVE hosted and produced by game industry superstar Tommy Tallarico with special guest performances by Marty O'Donnell, composer of the Halo Series and Blizzard Entertainment's Russell Brower, famed composer and audio director of World of Warcraft, Starcart II, Diablo III and more. (more...)

BWW Feature: GODSPELL at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School
by Natalie McGovern - Jun 6, 2017

Congratulations to all the schools that participated in this year's Nebraska High School Theatre Awards, and to all the ones that were nominated! Here's a spotlight on one high school musical with unique qualities based on freedom of expression, and executed an open-ended script. This production of Godspell was recognized by the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble: (more...)

Beck Center Brings the City of Angels to Lakewood
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present City of Angels, winner of 6 Tony Awards³ including Best Musical and Best Original Score. This acclaimed film noir musical runs July 7 through August 13, 2017 in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: HWOOD to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by July 6. (more...)

Hysterical Comedy Coming Soon to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

There is only one place to see the very best comedy in town this year and that place as always is The Epstein Theatre which is delighted to announce a whole host of hilarious new shows! (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

For its 38th Summer Season in 2018, Moonlight Stage Productions will produce four shows that are new to its stage at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Old City Eats to Return for Second Summer with Block Party Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off Thursday, June 15 with the launch of a new outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 5:00-8:00pm. (more...)


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Emerging Artist JoAnna Michelle Releases 'Too Sophisticated' to Crush the Cyberbullies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Juxtaposing an urbane glowing life filled with fun, friends and love against a mundane hateful existence in front of a computer screen, emerging artist JoAnna Michelle sings out with super sass on new single “Too Sophisticated.” (more...)

Gundelach Debuts New Single 'Garden'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Today, Norwegian artist Gundelach is back with his first new single since the release of his debut EP last year. (more...)

Jam Packed June Is Full Of Fantastic Performances At The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

An incredible year of entertainment at The Epstein Theatre shows no signs of slowing down with a whole host of brand new shows for all the family coming to Liverpool this June! (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Tour Celebrates 100th Performance in NOLA Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

The first U.S. National tour of the smash hit musical THE BODYGUARD celebrates its 100th performance today, April 7, 2017 at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA. (more...)

Business Behind MMA and WWE Exploding Along With Rapidly Rising Popularity And Sponsorship Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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NBC's THE VOICE is #1 Show of the Night in 18-49 by +27% Margin
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

NBC's THE VOICE (1.9/7 in 18-49, 9.3 million viewers overall from 8-9:01 p.m. ET) is the #1 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 by a +27% margin (with a 1.9 rating vs. a 1.5 each for “NCIS” and “Prison Break”). (more...)

Azteca America Announces New Programming Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Azteca America, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B. de Cv., one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language content in the world, kicked off its 2017-2018 Upfront roadshow in New York tonight by announcing a roster of exciting new programs featuring a timely new original production, "El Muro" (The Wall), a hauntingly familiar, ripped-from-the-headlines scripted series. The network also announced the return of MISS UNIVERSE® as well as new capabilities for advertisers through programmatic and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. The announcements were made by Azteca America executives Manuel Abud, President and Chief Executive Officer; Craig Geller, Executive Vice President, Network Sales and Digital; and Margarita Black, Vice President of Programming. They were joined by popular network talentVeronica del Castillo, Lourdes Figueroa, and 2016 Miss Universe Iris Mittenaere at The Times Center. (more...)

FOX COMEDY SERIES ft. NOAH GARDENSWARTZ Comes to the Fox Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Always relaxed on stage with a wide range of material and a unique perspective on life, Noah Gardenswartz is a comedian you should know about. (more...)

It's a Knockout! THE BAND Becomes Fastest Selling Theatre Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The UK Tour of David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That's production of Tim Firth's new musical, THE BAND, with the music of Take That, went on sale at 12.00noon today, Monday 3 April, and, within the first two hours, the Box Office took £2 million, making it the fastest selling theatre tour ever. (more...)

BOXEO TELEMUNDO FORD is the #1 Boxing Show on Spanish-Language Television
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

“Boxeo Telemundo Ford” ended its spring season (February-March) as the most watched boxing program on Spanish-language television with an average of 432,000 total viewers and 212,000 adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. The season featured four straight weeks of events every Friday night, from February 24 through March 17. The highest event of the season was on March 3 when Antonio “Toño” Morán took on Richard “El Diamante” Zamora in a one-round Knockout win for the super lightweight title delivering 453,000 total viewers and 245,000 adults 18-49. (more...)

Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of plays.  We open the season July 14-29, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre with the sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY , music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 Converges on Dallas, May 8 to 11, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Nestor Torres Performs at The Lyric Stage in Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Latin jazz flute maestro, Nestor Torres took to The Lyric stage, Friday, March 31st, along with 20 student musicians to deliver a 3-hour Knockout performance that brought the audience to its feet in thunderous applause. The concert event was the culmination of a intensive master class, presented by The Lyric Theatre and The Arts Council of Martin County, in which the Grammy-winner worked tirelessly with the instrumentalists over a period of 4 days. For nearly all of the musicians, this was their first exposure to Latin music, posing a myriad of challenges, most particularly in relation to rhythms. Mr. Torres presented the students with a daunting selection of music that they have never seen or heard before.  Astoundingly, in less than a week's time, these students rose to the challenge and accompanied Mr. Torres for the duration of his show 'Havana & Buenos Aires', with the help of only a handful of professional musicians. (more...)

Three Phantoms Unmask the World of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

For a strictly limited season from 12 - 13 May 2017, the MES Theatre at Mediacorp is to be haunted by a company of seven world-class West End singers, who, along with the homegrown pianist, Joel Nah, will present a thrilling evening of musical theatre in an outstanding show that has become the most exciting concert phenomenon to tour Europe and critiqued as 'simply phenomenal'. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere AMY SCHUMER PRESENTS MARK NORMAND: DON'T BE YOURSELF, 5/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

New York City-based Mark Normand is one of the fastest-rising comedians in the comedy world right now. His own highly anticipated one-hour stand-up special AMY SCHUMER PRESENTS MARK NORMAND: DON'T BE YOURSELF premieres Friday, May 12 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the Knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking the Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of The Marriage of Figaro (April 28–May 7). With Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris leading five performances at the historic Academy of Music, celebrated young singers Brandon Cedel, John Chest, Layla Claire, Ying Fang, and Cecelia Hall anchor a stellar cast in the new Stephen Lawless staging that has already proven “as beautiful as it is humorous, as sophisticated as it is raunchy” (Kansas City Star). (more...)

American Poet Jimmy D Robinson Teams with Moto Blanco and Carol Jiani for 'I Got This Feeling'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Dropping one of Mind Juice Records' most electrifying dance singles yet, Jimmy D Robinson is proving that he has his magic touch firmly planted on the pulse of EDM. Trailblazing poet, songwriter, and producer Jimmy D Robinson proudly unleashes 'I Got This Feeling,' a poem from his book of poetry ROCK THE WORLD, featuring international songstress Carol Jiani. (more...)

Thinking Cap Theatre at The Vanguard Presents the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Meet Betty, Betty, Betty, Betty, and Betty...Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty's busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. Thinking Cap Theatre's 7th Season continues with the Southeastern Premiere of COLLECTIVE RAGE: A Play in Five Betties, a timely, pointed, and playful investigation of gender. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: AUDRA MCDONALD, Leicester Square Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2017

Six-time Tony winner and reigning Queen of Broadway - plus 'Olivier Award…presenter', jokes partner-in-crime Seth Rudetsky in his introduction (though surely that's just a matter of time, with her Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill coming to Wyndham's this summer) - lauded actress and singer Audra McDonald is the consummate pro. If further proof were needed, she's currently at Leicester Square Theatre offering a veritable master class in cabaret. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN Brings Hilarity and Music to the Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Apr 13, 2017

In the best possible way, Something Rotten is a circular argument celebrating its own existence. It's a glorious, hilarious, tuneful tribute to that pinnacle of theatrical entertainment, the modern, mainstream American musical. (more...)

Sage Summit 2017 to attract thousands of Business Builders to Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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Mario Lopez, Sheryl Underwood to Host 44th Annual DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Announced today on the CBS Daytime program, The Talk, Mario Lopez, host and star of the Emmy-award winning syndicated entertainment news show, Extra, and Sheryl Underwood, one of the hosts of the Emmy-award winning, CBS Daytime program, The Talk, have been named as hosts of the 44th Annual DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS on CBS - Tuesday, May 2, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, May 2, 2017! (more...)

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