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Top Priority for IT Investments: Improve Service to Quickly Meet Business Needs, says IDG Survey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

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BWW Review: I AM ME BECAUSE OF THREE at Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal
by Don Grigware - Nov 8, 2016

Broadway actress/singer RENEE MARINO made her feature film debut in 2014 in Jersey Boys as Mary Delgado, Frankie Valli's tempestuous wife. She was seen in the role on Broadway by film director Clint Eastwood, and because of her magnanimous talent, was hand picked by him to repeat the role on film. New York born and bred, fiery Italian Marino performed her first cabaret show at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on Monday November 7 to a packed house. Called I Am Me Because of Three, the smart and slick show examined her roots and the three relatives that gave her the drive and spirit that pervade her persona. (more...)

THE EYS OF YOUR MOTHER & More Set for Borderline Films Retrospective
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The New York-based independent film production company Borderline Films was founded in 2003 by NYU Tisch graduates Antonio Campos, Sean Durkin, and Josh Mond. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICA SALUTES OUR VETERANS at Wadsworth
by Don Grigware - Nov 7, 2016

For the second year in a row the Pink Lady Jackie Goldberg presented an attention-grabbing Senior Talent Competition. This year's show was very different, as it had two contests on two separate days, one on Saturday November 5 and the other on Sunday November 6 at the Wadsworth Theatre in West LA, and included an endearing salute to our veterans. (more...)

The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre Presents SIMON'S STREET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

On Friday, November 18th at 7:30pm, The Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre presents Simon's Street, a $5 puppet sketch comedy show written by Matt Gehring and Marina Tempelsman (UCB Maude Night).  Featuring Nicole Silverberg (Reductress), Alex Song (Girl Code, Comedy Knockout), Matt Gehring (Louie, Netflix The Characters), Branson Reese (Magnet, illustrator: How May We Hate You), Temesgen Tocruray (Room 4), Addie Weyrich and Michael Delisle.  Directed by Kevin Laibson (City Hall Sketch Comedy, Magic Futurebox) (more...)

Glu Announces CEO Transition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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BWW Review: Poteet Theatre's SHREK THE MUSICAL Hits All The Right Notes
by Ronn Burton - Nov 18, 2016

Playing through December 4th, SHREK THE MUSICAL at Poteet Theatre is a treat through and through, drawing energy from a few specially commendable performances. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces Black Friday Signed Editions Offering
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the return of its customer-favorite and largest-of-its-kind Black Friday Signed Editions offering. Starting on Black Friday, November 25, every Barnes & Noble store in the country will feature a selection of autographed copies of books by more than 100 acclaimed authors, available while supplies last. More than a half-million books were signed for Barnes & Noble customers by highly acclaimed authors across many genres and interests. For more information, customers should visit www.BN.com/SignedEditions or contact their local Barnes & Noble. (more...)

ESPN Continues Tennis Coverage of Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals from the O2 in London continues this week with daily coverage on WatchESPN with ESPN2 joining the coverage starting Thursday, Nov. 17, concluding with the championship live Sunday, Nov. 20 (more...)

Hollywall Entertainment, Inc. Continues to Expand and Grow its Operations
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

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Pele and Muhammad Ali Memorabilia Up for Auction in ICONS & IDOLS: SPORTS 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced Icons & Idols: Sports 2016, an unprecedented collection of sports memorabilia to be offered at auction on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016. (more...)

Stars of HAMILTON, WAITRESS, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More Hit the Studio for 2016 BC/EFA's CAROLS FOR A CURE Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it. 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can. (more...)

Asolo Rep presents THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Asolo Rep continues its record-breaking 2017-18 season with Kristoffer Diaz's THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the 2011 Obie Award-winner for Best New American Play. Directed by Jen Wineman, who previously helmed the educational touring productions of Twelfth Night and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY previews April 4, 5 and 6, opens April 7 and runs through April 30. The play will be performed in the Cook Theatre, which will be transformed into a full-scale wrestling arena complete with two ringside seating sections to bring audiences even closer to the action.  (more...)

BWW Review: Washington National Opera's CHAMPION is a Winner
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 7, 2017

Who among us hasn't fought for acceptance and inner peace? That alone makes Champion a winner. (more...)

BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - Mar 6, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece is a gorgeous-looking production. (more...)

Tyron Woodley Wins Rematch Against Stephen Thompson at UFC 209 by Majority Decision
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Monster Energy's Tyron 'The Chosen One' Woodley defended his welterweight title after fighting to a majority decision in a closely contested rematch against Stephen Thompson at UFC 209 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. (more...)

WAITRESS, BRIGHT STAR, LOVE NEVER DIES, and Many More Join HAMILTON for Blumenthal's PNC Broadway Lights 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

With Hamilton anchoring the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's 25th Anniversary season, Broadway fans will experience an extraordinary lineup in 2017-18, including nine new shows on the PNC Broadway Lights season plus the returns of Broadway favorites including Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon, and Disney's The Lion King. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne's Jazz High Tea Series Returns this Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????The time has come to pop on your favourite vintage frock or lounge suit and prepare for a luxurious afternoon of delicious treats and soulful jazz. Arts Centre Melbourne's decadent Jazz High Tea series returns in 2017 with more performances and special sessions for children and their families. (more...)

GOLDEN BOY BOXING Series Debut to Air on ESPN Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

GOLDEN BOY BOXING on ESPN series debuts with a 10-round battle for the vacant NABF Middleweight title featuring Jason “El Animal” Quigley (12-0, 10 KOs) against Glen “Jersey Boy” Tapia (23-3, 15 KOs) – live on ESPN2 (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Talent Lineup for STAND-UP PRESENTS... Stand-Up Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Previously known as The Half Hour, Comedy Central STAND-UP PRESENTS... … is introducing the sharpest, most distinct voices in comedy with a brand new season of half hour stand-up specials. (more...)

BWW Review: Jo Lampert Is Stellar In David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE
by Michael Dale - Mar 19, 2017

Who is she? Where did she come from? These are questions likely to pass through the minds of Off-Broadway's regular attendees while witnessing Jo Lampert's stellar performance as the title character of David Byrne's new musical, JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE. (more...)

Jimmy D Robinson, Moto Blanco and Carol Jiani Release 'I Got This Feeling'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 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. Pulling out all stops, Robinson collaborated with Grammy-nominated Moto Blanco, one of electronic music's top production teams. Responsible for mega-hit dance tracks from Adele, Jennifer Lopez, and Bravo's Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne, Moto Blanco took the reins in the studio with Carol Jiani and helped transform Jimmy D Robinson's 'I Got This Feeling' into a musical masterwork for the dance floor. (more...)

NBC's THE VOICE Completes Blind Auditions Rounds; 48 Artists Meet in Battle Competition
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Coaches from NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE have each selected their 12-member teams that will advance to the Battle Rounds phase of the competition. (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Scores a Knockout with THE ROYALE
by Chris Gibson - Mar 15, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis always provides amazing, intimate, and innovative shows for their Studio Theatre season, and playwright Marco Ramirez' THE ROYALE is certainly no exception. This is fiercely creative work that features some sonic embellishment that provides a literal pulse to the proceedings. And, even though gloves never touch an opponent's flesh during the play, you'll feel the intensity of the sport of boxing come alive in a powerful way that will move you. The play takes the idea of a rising African American boxer at the turn of the last century (think Jack Johnson), and thus, when segregation was in place, and then gives it a twist. It's masterfully done. In fact, it's a Knockout! (more...)

BWW Review: OKC Broadway Dazzles With the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Ronn Burton - Mar 10, 2017

OKC Broadway presents the national tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL March 7th-12th, 2017 at the Civic Center Musical Hall. Staged by Schele Williams (associate director from the Broadway production, originally directed by Charles Randolph-Wright) MOTOWN delivers a buzzing, delightful evening of your favorite songs - and they've never been done better. The audience was up on their feet dancing by the end of the show, and throughout the evening could often be found waving their hands in the air and singing along (you can decide for yourself whether this is a good or bad thing.) If you're looking for a trip down memory lane, head down to the Civic Center and experience an effervescent evening of MOTOWN music. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Washington National Opera: CHAMPION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts from Champion by five-time Grammy award-winning musician and playwright Terence Blanchard, who tells the true story of Emile Griffith in his haunting and visually stunning 'opera in jazz.' The work, which blew critics away when it premiered in 2013, explores the life of the closeted gay boxer whose Knockout of a homophobic rival in the early 1960s let to unexpected tragedy. Washington National Opera Artistic Director Francesca Zambello will moderate a discussion with Blanchard, Deynce Graves and other members of the cast following performance excerpts. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe To Make Role Debut In TANCREDI, 2/10-2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Stephanie Blythe, a renowned mezzo-soprano 'who can do anything' according to The New York Times, will put that theory to the test this February with Opera Philadelphia, as she tries on a Rossini trouser role for the first time and hitches up her pants to appear alongside 'the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen' for an immersive concert event. (more...)

Stephanie Blythe to Appear Opposite Martha Graham Cracker in Special Event DITO & AENEAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Stephanie Blythe, a renowned mezzo-soprano "who can do anything" according to The New York Times, will put that theory to the test this February with Opera Philadelphia, as she tries on a Rossini trouser role for the first time and hitches up her pants to appear alongside "the world's tallest and hairiest drag queen" for an immersive concert event. (more...)

BWW Review: I AM MY OWN WIFE is a Midsumma Must-See at fortyfive downstairs
by Brodie Paparella - Jan 25, 2017

World War II has been on our minds a great deal of late, with events preceding the rise of modern history's most reviled dictator being comparable to those elevating the incumbent American President. In East Berlin, the second World War was an intersection of prejudice, fear and violence from which few survived. Which is what makes this, the tale of Charlotte Von Mahlsdorf, a transgender woman of some prominence who lived through and since archived much of this dark period of history, all the more remarkable. I Am My Own Wife was first produced off-Broadway in the early noughties, and has since become a theatrical cornerstone of trans representation. Presented as a staged documentary, I Am My Own Wife oscillates between interviews, reenactments, transcripts and serves to catalogue Charlotte's life much in the way she maintained the Grunderzeit Museum for which in part she became famous. (more...)

Vive Studios And Grab Games Bring Arcade Boxing To Virtual Reality With Knockout League
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

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The Theatre at Boston Court Announces COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents COLLECTIVE RAGE: A PLAY IN 5 BOOPS, A West Coast Premiere written by Jen Silverman and directed by Lindsay Allbaugh. Collective Rage is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA. (more...)

The 13th Annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Wraps Up a Year Unlike Any Other
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The 13th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival took place from January 16 to February 5, 2017, in venues across Vancouver. The 2017 PuSh Festival continued to offer Vancouver audiences the best live performing arts from around the world-with works by artists and companies from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, and the U.S. More than 22,500 Vancouverites and visitors attended this year's PuSh Festival, taking in more than 200 performances and events over 21 days. (more...)

BWW Review: Nothing is Off Limits for Isaac Mizrahi in Café Carlyle Debut DOES THIS SONG MAKE ME LOOK FAT?
by Troy Frisby - Feb 9, 2017

Isaac Mizrahi has a simple question to ask: Does this song make me look fat? Any variation of that prompt is normally a strong cue to walk on eggshells, but making his Cafe Carlyle debut on January 31 with a show named for and based on that query, Mizrahi took a no-holds-barred approach to the human body and just how hilarious and, at times, revolting it can be. After opening the show with a silky-smooth cover of 'Yes' (Kander & Ebb), the fashion designer-cum-cabaret singer dove in headfirst to his fascination of body horror and the body in general. When an audience member protested over the risque-for-the-room subject of 'vodka tamponing,' Mizrahi brushed it off with a sheepish, 'Oh boy, I have some racy stuff coming.' (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Washington National Opera: CHAMPION by Terence Blanchard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents excerpts from Champion by five-time Grammy award-winning musician and playwright Terence Blanchard, who tells the true story of Emile Griffith in his haunting and visually stunning 'opera in jazz.' (more...)

Dance Now Presents Keigwen & Company's PLACES PLEASE! At Joe's Pub, 5/4-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Dance Now continues its Dance-mopolitan Series with the premiere of Places Please!, an evening-length duet created and performed by longtime collaborators Larry Keigwin and Nicole Wolcott of KEIGWIN + COMPANY. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/3; CABARET in Pittsburgh, Transgender PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Chicago and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 3, 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 CABARET in Pittsburgh, transgender PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT in Chicago and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Florida Georgia Line Confirm Headline 'The Smooth Tour' 2017 ft. Nelly
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Musical worlds will collide this summer as superstar Country duo FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, Hip-hop icon NELLY and breakout star CHRIS LANE embark on the groundbreaking, genre-busting THE SMOOTH TOUR 2017, (more...)

The Public to Host Valentine's Day Memorial for Alumna Margaret Whitton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

A memorial service for Margaret Whitton, longtime Public Theater actress and director, who was also a loyal and generous donor to the theater, will be held on Tuesday, February 14 at 3:00 p.m. at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

Inis Nua Theatre to Present American Debut of Pub Play LEPER + CHIP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Inis Nua Theatre Company jumps into 2017 with the raucous, fast-paced and heartful Leper + Chip, an American premiere by Lee Coffey at the Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake (203 South Hicks Street). (more...)

FOX Sports to Present 43-Match Lineup of European Soccer Over 13 Days
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

European soccer takes center stage on the FOX Sports family of networks with 43 matches featuring the return of the UEFA Champions League as well as the Europa League, Bundesliga and FA Cup. (more...)

Groundbreaking Lineup Set for FIRST LOOK 2017 at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to announce the lineup for the First Look Festival, its annual showcase for groundbreaking new moving-image art. (more...)

Canadian Man Raises $1,000,000 For Cancer Clinical Trials Through Crowdfunding
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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Broadway's WAR PAINT, COME FROM AWAY and More Get Behind-the-Scenes Looks in Guggenheim's Spring 2017 'Works & Process' Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its spring 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: SUMMER RAIN is Simply Charming Home-Grown Musical at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 5, 2016

It is a wonderful time of year to be reminded of the romanticism inherent in the Australian outback; a topic more frequently explored of late for links to our history, our current social climate and our connection as a nation. Summer Rain is the work of two Australian theatrical legends, Nick Enright and Terence Clark. Summer Rain is no Boy from Oz, but this production is undeniably charming, a quintessential musical, and a wonderful ode to Australia's natural treasures. Debuting as director, Trent Kidd has shown great skill with stagecraft and character development, alongside his clear choreography talents which truly thrive in Summer Rain. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Live World Series of Fighting Action on New Year's Eve
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

NBC Sports Group presents World Series of Fighting action on New Year's Eve, this Saturday, Dec. 31, highlighted by the undefeated Justin 'The Highlight' Gaethje (16-0) defending his lightweight title against Luiz 'Buscape' Firmino (19-7) live (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT is Heavenly at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by Kathryn Kitt - Dec 29, 2016

Sister Act at White Plains Performing Arts Center literally blew the roof off the City Center and did not let go! (more...)

Off-Broadway Hit THE ROYALE to Knock Out Audiences at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

City Theatre rings in 2017 with The Royale, a Knockout new play by Marco Ramirez. It is directed by Stuart Carden, and runs on City Theatre's Main Stage, January 21 - February 12, 2017. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

UPDATE: Additional Critics Weigh In on Denzel Washington's FENCES
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reprise their roles in a big screen adaptation of August Wilson's 1983 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play FENCES. Washington directs the film, hitting theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th from Paramount Studios. (more...)

Opera Columbus Debuts Collaboration With Juilliard School, MISSION: SERAGLIO, 1/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Opera Columbus puts a bold, new twist on Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio in its own original, James Bond-themed spectacular,Mission: Seraglio. With action as bold as Bond, music as magnificent as Mozart, and wit as dry as the best martini, Mission: Seraglio will be the first production under the umbrella of Opera Columbus' new artistic collaboration with The Juilliard School. (more...)

David E. Talbert Celebrates 25 Years in Theater with New Stage Play
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

RLJ Entertainment's Urban Movie Channel (UMC) presents the exclusive premiere of legendary playwright and director,David E. Talbert's (Almost Christmas, Baggage Claim) latest stage play Another Man Will on Friday, December 9, 2016. Joe (comedian and The Steve Harvey Morning Show co-host Thomas 'Nephew Tommy' Miles) and Cynthia Scott (Nadine Ellis, Let's Stay Together) are the perfect couple…or at least nineteen years ago they were. Somewhere in the routine of it all, Joe has forgotten just how much of a Knockout his wife really is. Unfortunately for him, their ruggedly handsome gardener hasn't. Lovely once, lovely still…treat her right or another man will. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Jason Weaver (ATL, Drumline, Smart Guy), Andra Fuller (The Game, The L.A. Complex, Black Jesus), KJ Smith (Queen Sugar), and Teresa Sykes, this production marks Talbert's 15th production and the 25th anniversary of his first touring production, Tellin' It Like It 'Tiz. (more...)

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