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The Instigators Return with HEDDA GABLER and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The Instigators are back at The Secret Theatre, tackling two very different modern classics: Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen and The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde. The young company, known for their 'striking, no- nonsense portrayal of a classic work' (Theater Pizzazz) will perform the plays in rotating repertory. In Instigators' style, audiences can expect an energetic, contemporary take on two enduringly popular plays. (more...)

THE SIXTIES SHOW Headed to Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced THE SIXTIES SHOW on Saturday, October 29 at 8 pm. (more...)

Deborah Voigt In ROSCOE Concert Premiere, WAGNER with Luisi, New Full-Time Position, and 25th Anniversary at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

This season marks the silver anniversary of Deborah Voigt's Metropolitan Opera debut, a milestone the Metropolitan Opera Guild looks forward to honoring at its annual luncheon this winter. Over the course of her long and distinguished career, however, the soprano has yet to help create a new opera. That changes this fall, when she stars in the Albany Symphony's orchestral premiere of Roscoe: An American Grand Opera by Evan Mack, who composed it expressly for her voice. (more...)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles And WWE Team Up For The Ultimate Sewer Slam
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Returns to NBC Sports, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Today, October 7, live at 11 p.m. ET, with the undefeated Justin 'The Highlight' Gaethje (16-0) defending his lightweight title against Ozzy Dugulubgov (8-2) from the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/7; THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, GHOSTS in Seattle and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 7, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Tallahassee, Seattle and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE PRODUCERS at Paper Mill, AS YOU LIKE IT in Tallahassee, and GHOSTS in Seattle, just to name a few. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Launches Third Season With Halloween Drag Extravaganza 'Queens of the Night', 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

After a sold-out September performance on The High Line, HEARTBEAT OPERA—the daring young company whose unconventional orchestrations and stagings of classic operas have been called 'a radical endeavor' by Alex Ross in The New Yorker—launches its third season on October 31, 2016 at the new music venue National Sawdust with Heartbeat's Annual Benefit Drag Extravaganza, this year titled Queens of the Night: Mozart in Space. Two performances take place at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.  (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Presents CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein's Candide, the first operetta in the Opera Series on October 13, 14, and 16. Bernstein's zany operetta takes Candide on a comic adventure around the world. Performances will be at The Plaza Live Theater, 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando, Florida. (more...)

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Returns to NBC Sports, 10/7
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Friday, October 7, live at 11 p.m. ET, with the undefeated Justin 'The Highlight' Gaethje (16-0) defending his lightweight title against Ozzy Dugulubgov (8-2) from the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. (more...)

NBC's THE VOICE to Welcome Music Superstars Faith Hill & Tim McGraw as Key Advisors
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Award-winning music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will join “The Voice” in October as key advisers as NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series rolls on. (more...)

THE VOICE Completes Blind Auditions as Coaches Ready Their 48 Artists for Battle Rounds
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

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: 3-D Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT a Glittering Spectacle
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2016

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat/lyrics by Tim Rice/ music by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber/directed by Marc Kudisch/choreographed/associate directed by Shannon Lewis/3-D Theatricals at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, Redondo Beach through October 9/at Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Cerritos October 14 - 23 Considered Andrew Lloyd Webber's first official musical in the late 60s, in spite of the fact that it really took off after Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has within itself a miraculous power to entertain and inspire...especially the young among us w (more...)

BWW Review: Neo Ensemble Theatre's AIRPORT ENCOUNTERS Is an Entertainment Knockout
by Don Grigware - Oct 4, 2016

I rarely use the word brilliant to describe the work I've seen. There are so many good actors, directors and writers in this town that one must be careful not to be too generous and overuse one's praise. Unlike one reviewer who calls everything he sees the best and gives an award of merit to all of them, I choose to be more selective. This is my very first time at Neo Ensemble Theatre under the new artistic direction of Paul Elliott, and I am exceedingly impressed with the acting, direction and particularly the writing. Airport Encounters, onstage at the Lounge on Santa Monica Blvd through October 16 only, is a collection of 10 vignettes that all take place in a big city airport. (more...)

THE SIXTIES SHOW Headed to Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced THE SIXTIES SHOW today, October 29 at 8 pm. (more...)

Coverage of WTA Finals to from Singapore on WatchESPN This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

WatchESPN has daily coverage of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals from Singapore – produced by the WTA – with the championship live on ESPN2 on Sunday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 a.m (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Today, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

Review Roundup: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mike Bartlett's new play, Love, Love Love, directed by Michael Mayer, featuring Richard Armitage, Alex Hurt, Zoe Kazan, Ben Rosenfield and Amy Ryan. Love, Love, Love opened officially last night, October 19, 2016, Off-Broadway at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2016

It's hard to believe that Jonathan Larson's epic rock musical masterpiece, Rent, debuted on Broadway, making headlines around the world, winning the Pulitzer Prize and bringing a whole new generation of audiences to the theater 20 years ago. Larson who died just prior to the show's 1996 off-Broadway opening didn't live to see the acclaim with which his musical - based upon Puccini's La Boheme - was greeted, but if we believe in such things, we may rest assured that since his untimely demise he has watched over Rent's evolution, which includes the 20th Anniversary production now touring the country in an astounding revival which reaffirms its place among the very best of American musical theater. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI, Donmar Warehouse, 13 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 15, 2016

'I shook up the world.' So says young gun and new heavyweight champion Cassius Clay (shortly to become Muhammad Ali) in those heady moments after his shock defeat of Sonny Liston in February 1964. But a meeting that same night with three African-American friends of equivalent status - superstar crooner Sam Cooke, NFL hero Jim Brown and controversial preacher Malcolm X - leads to soul-searching about the definition of success, and how best men like Clay can represent their community in a divided nation. (more...)

Chapel Off Chapel Presents MAMA ALTO'S BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 12, 2016

Step back in time to a decadent Jazz Age blues club. Cabaret diva Mama Alto invites you to a unique and fleeting world: step into a smoky and mysterious 1930s blues club. Welcome to the Jazz Age, doll. The darling of the demimonde is here to sing her heart out for you, despite uncertain winds of change howling just outside. Velvet and smoke, debauchery and treachery, crystal chandeliers and bootleg moonshine, scandal and danger, flappers and politicians, clashing ideologies and syncopated melodies… A world verging on turmoil. Is it so different from our own? (more...)

SUPERGIRL Premiere Delivers a Super-Powered Ratings Knockout for The CW
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The network premiere of SUPERGIRL was super-powered for The CW, giving the network its most-watched (3.024M) show in its Monday 8:00-9:00pm time period in almost eight years (more...)

Inis Nua Kicks Off 13th Season with Dark Comedy RADIANT VERMIN by Philip Ridley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Inis Nua Theatre Company opens their 2016-2017 season at the Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) with Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley, with previews starting October 19 and opening set for October 21. From England, this Philadelphia premiere mixes "be careful what you wish for" with a strong dose of unnervingly wicked humor. (more...)

Ashani Dances Makes Baltimore Debut with LOVE ME/LEAVE ME ALONE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ashani Dances presents Love Me/Leave Me Alone for its Baltimore debut. The concert is a collection of danced vignettes that take inspiration from five Edward Hopper paintings and provides the audience with a voyeuristic glimpse into the lives of seven city dwellers. This year's concert features DMV talent with alumni from Baltimore School of the Arts, Goucher College, Governor's School of the Arts, and Virginia Commonwealth University. (more...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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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