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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...)

New York Comedy Club Introduces The Quarterly Headliner Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York Comedy Club has announced a new headliner series to begin Monday, April 3, 2017. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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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