The Ritz-Carlton, Marina Del Rey Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary With a '90s Themed Menu, Music and Hotel Activities
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Since its grand opening on October 15th, 1990, The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey has been the ideal escape for many. Over the years, guests have sought out the Los Angeles hotel for layovers, waterside weddings and social gatherings, and most recently, Playa Vista companies have even utilized it as a tech-savvy hotspot. (more...)

Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival Announces 2015 Festival Favorites
by David Green - Sep 22, 2015

The Eighth annual edition of Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival called it a wrap on Sunday night, September 20th, 2015, with strong attendance, a record number of screenings, and a 'diverse' selection of audience favorites.  "We screened thirty one feature films this year, fifty one short films, and thirty new media selections," said Michael C. Green, Festival Director, and Managing Director of The Palm Springs Cultural Center. "That's an incredible number of screenings in just three days (plus our opening night screening).' (more...)

The Elizabeth Park Hotel Budapest, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel Opens In The Heart Of The Hungarian Capital
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is delighted to announce that from 1st September The Elizabeth Park Hotel, Budapest, a Ritz-Carlton Partner Hotel will be managed by the company and following an extensive renovation program, the hotel will be re-launched as The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest in Spring 2016. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Boston (more...)

BWW Recap: Epic Rap Battles of THE AMAZING RACE
by Courtney Henley - Oct 31, 2015

Last week, there were a lot of surprises - and arguably even more fights - on THE AMAZING RACE. Who would've ever expected Team Alabama (even with the Express Pass) to climb to the top of the pack and land at the Pit Stop in first place? Not me, I'll tell you that. As for the arguing, well, the came almost exclusively from the Paparazzi, who quickly climbed into first place on my 'teams that should be eliminated ASAP' list. Everybody else seems pretty content (especially the Cheerleaders, who are just loving life right now). This week, we get to watch Team Alabama rap in French. Who's ready!? (more...)

BWW Review: ZACH Aims High with Season Opener, EVITA
by Michelle Hache - Oct 27, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic seven-time Tony Award-winning rock opera tells the story of Argentine political leader, Eva Peron, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Peron. We follow Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, illness and death by cancer at the youthful age of 33. The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976, and it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume-Fogg's Darby Kolwyck
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 26, 2015

Next up for Daron Bruce's students involved in theater at Hume-Fogg Academic High Schools (one of the nation's highest rated secondary schools) is a much-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, running November 5-7 at the iconic and historic high school, located on Broadway naturally - in downtown Nashville. Taking on the challenging role of Mrs. Lovett in the school edition of Sondheim's musical is Darby Kolwyck, a talented student with an already enviable resume: She's played Rusty in Act Too's Footloose and was part of HFA's acclaimed production of Cabaret. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 10/24/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Drama Tweeted To Audience As West End MISS SAIGON Cancels Due To Power Cut
by Michael Dale - Oct 21, 2015

Social media updates audience when power goes off just before curtain. (more...)

STALLONE, HANKS, Co-Star in this Hollywood's new romantic comedy film 'The Sex Trip', also Co-staring Chuy Bravo, Louis Mandylor, Jade Ramsey, Charlotte Price and Marc
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015


Montage Technology Group Sends Revised Binding Offer and Merger Agreement to Pericom Semiconductor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015


Montage Technology Group Sends Revised Binding Offer and Merger Agreement to Pericom Semiconductor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015


Montage Technology Group Sends Revised Binding Offer and Merger Agreement to Pericom Semiconductor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015


HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Hume-Fogg's Andrew Forbes
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 2, 2015

Next up for Daron Bruce's students at Hume-Fogg Academic High School (one of the nation's highest rated secondary schools) is a much-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, running November 5-7 at the iconic and historic high school - located on Broadway, naturally - in downtown Nashville. Taking on the challenge of portraying Sweeney Todd, the demon barber of Fleet Street, is Andrew Forbes, who is in today's High School Drama spotlight. (more...)

Quest Ventures Proposes to Acquire 100% of Slyce, Inc. for $0.85 per Share
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015


Comedy Dynamics to Release Albums of Mike Recine and Wali Collins
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Mike Recine: Union Delegate, his debut standup comedy album, will be released by Comedy Dynamics on iTunes, Google Play, and all other digital retailers and streaming sites on November 20, 2015. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016. (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Cincinnati May Festival's THE ORDERING OF MOSES Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Cincinnati May Festival is proud to announce the release of a new recording on Bridge Records. Under the leadership of Music Director James Conlon, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus (Robert Porco, director) recorded R. Nathaniel Dett's oratorio, The Ordering of Moses, live at Carnegie Hall in May 2014 during the beloved invitational Spring for Music Festival. (more...)

TGI Fridays Teams with 20th Century Fox on DEADPOOL Blu-ray Release
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2016

For a limited time, Fridays also will make it easier and more affordable to take Deadpool home by offering a special $4 discount off the purchase of the movie on Blu-ray at If that's not massive enough, fans can find out just how well they know Deadpool with a Buzzfeed quiz. (more...)

Actions Semiconductor Announces the Receipt of Preliminary Non-Binding 'Going Private' Proposal
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016


Collegiate Theatrics: Lipscomb's EMILY MEINERDING
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 2016

Like so many other college students before her, Emily Meinerding is back from an adventuresome spring break, all set to plunge headlong into the rest of her semester at Nashville's David Lipscomb University. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, the Lipscomb sophomore has already made a name of herself onstage with her critically acclaimed role in The Crucible, a joint production of Blackbird Theater Company and LU Department of Theatre, and as Sleeping Beauty in last fall's campus musical, Into the Woods. (more...)

VIDEOS: Dancing Classrooms Helps Children Learn Empathy and Respect Through Ballroom Dance
by Michael Dale - Mar 11, 2016

The New York based non-profit benefits the emotional development of children in disadvantaged areas through dance. (more...)

by Brodie Paparella - Mar 11, 2016

No concept is ever simple, Ladies and Gentlemen, but if you are lucky the mercy will be in whether the concept is short and sweet, or exhaustive and painful. If you are an audience member of 80 Minutes No Interval, you are in luck, and you're the only one I might add. A might-be-absurdist-but-don't-let-that-stop-you take on the milieu of millennial struggles, 80 Minutes is writer-director Travis Cotton's return to working with Old Fitz Theatre, and he proves again to be a creative capable of marvellous humour and intrigue. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: HALF HOUR HAMLET Is An Hilarious Retelling Of A Tragedy
by Barry Lenny - Mar 1, 2016

This shorthand Shakespeare on speed is a delight from the beginning. (more...)

Woodstock Film Festival Honors Ron Nyswaner and Philippe Petit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Woodstock Film Festival proudly honored two local luminaries -- Ron Nyswaner and Philippe Petit -- at its SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK CELEBRATION on June 4 in a beautiful estate overlooking the Ashokan Reservoir. (more...)

VIDEO: What Is Donald Trump's View on Same-Sex Marriage? Watch the CNN Interview!
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Over the weekend, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump sat down with CNN's Jake Tapper to discuss his views on healthcare, trade, abortion, same-sex marriage, and a host of other issues. (more...)

Act One Presents Staged Reading of LOOK...THERE'S A BOAT This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Sometimes it only takes one person to make things come alive.  Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Harry Kopelman...  (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Present THE ZERBINI FAMILY CIRCUS, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls and children of all ages!  The Zerbini Family Circus is coming to Ridgefield! The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Academy Family Series bring fun for the whole family with The Zerbini Family Circus on Wednesday, July 13 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. at East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield (more...)

The Rolling Stones Play Comerica Park Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen...The Rolling Stones are back! The band kicked off their new 15-city North American stadium, ZIP CODE tour, in San Diego on May 24 at Petco Park. The band will visit Comerica Park in Detroit tonight, July 8 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Murray, Federer to Headline ESPN's Coverage of Gentlemen's Quarterfinals at Wimbledon
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

ESPN and ESPN2's “Cross Court Coverage” for Wimbledon's Gentlemen's Quarterfinals on Wednesday, July 6, will begin at 8 a.m. ET, headlined by a Centre Court doubleheader on ESPN with future Hall of Famers No. 2 seed Andy Murray and No. 3 Roger Federer (more...)

World Premiere of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA Set for Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines…and prepare for a bumpy ride!  The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage, previewing September 8, opening September 12 at 7:30 p.m., and running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago.  With music by Berton Averre (The Knack), lyrics by Rob Meurer (Platinum Records with Christopher Cross), and book by Emmy Award-winner Mark Saltzman (The Tin Pan Alley Rag, The Adventures of Milo and Otis), these award-winning creative minds have put the pedal to the metal in this NASCAR-themed musical full of girls, cars, and rockin' guitars. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Partners With Vogue And GQ In Media First To Create Immersive Theatre Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016


by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

This is an interesting book because the concept of this novel is from a spectator's point of view and puts the reader right on the grounds of the biggest Rock & Roll concert of all time. The character in this novel meets Jerry Garcia, John Sebastian, Max Yasgur, whose farm the festival is being held on and Wavy Gravy before he got that name. (more...)

Teatro Bravo Presents THE CARPA PLAYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen, Niños y Niñas! Teatro Bravo, Phoenix's premiere Latino theatre company is proud to present a sneak peek of their must see touring performance of The Carpa Plays, a collection of short bi-lingual plays in the style of Mexican and American Vaudeville but with a Chicano twist. (more...)

Teatro Bravo Presents THE CARPA PLAYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Ladies and Gentlemen, Niños y Niñas! Teatro Bravo, Phoenix's premiere Latino theatre company is proud to present a sneak peek of their must see touring performance of The Carpa Plays, a collection of short bi-lingual plays in the style of Mexican and American Vaudeville but with a Chicano twist. (more...)

UPDATE: HAMILTON Announces 2 Live Lotteries Today Plus Special Ham4Ham Performance!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda shared the news on Twitter that there will be a special Ham4Ham performance taking place in front of the Richard Rodgers Theatre at 5:55 pm! (more...)

Journey to Inner Beauty: The New Ritz-Carlton Spa Unveils Its 'Urban Retreat' in Vienna
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

VIENNA, AUSTRIA - In January 2016, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna reveals its new spa concept, repositioned as a sustainable provider of spa facilities and treatments which are carefully adapted to the motto 'Urban Retreat'. The Ritz-Carlton Spa located in Vienna is the first of its kind in Europe. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Shines Even Brighter Across Global Culinary Scene
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C retained 12 of its coveted Michelin Stars in 2015, with Azure 45 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo awarded its first Michelin Star. The thirteen stars across seven restaurants in six hotels within Asia and Europe, reaffirmed the luxury hotel company's status as a leader in culinary excellence and innovation.From Abama to Barcelona, Wolfsburg to Tokyo to Hong Kong, leading Ritz-Carlton restaurants continue to compete favorably on the global stage amongst the world's finest dining establishments. (more...)

Review Zusammenfassung: ROCKY HORROR SHOW begeistert in Gelsenkirchen
by Iris Moebius - Feb 22, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen: It's time for THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW! In dieser Spielzeit nehmen der außerirdische Transvestit Frank N. Furter und seine exzentrische Gruselschar mit ihrem Party-Raumschiff wieder Kurs auf das Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen. Widerstand ist zwecklos, wenn die Abgesandten vom Planeten Transsexual brave Theaterganger in frenetische Massen verwandeln. Weltweit gerieten schon uber 20 Millionen Menschen in den Bann von Richard O'Briens anarchischem Kultmusical. Die Premiere fand am vergangenen Samstag statt, weitere Vorstellungen laufen im Kleinen Haus noch bis Juli. Wir haben hier die Pressestimmen zusammengefasst: (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 19, 2016

Here's a question you may have asked yourself about Tosha Pendergrast: When does she sleep? Mundane, perhaps - but it's a question that comes to mind when you realize that she's always working, whether she's teaching students at Lauri Gregoire's Bellevue Dance Center, choreographing her latest show (Dreamgirls opened just last week at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts, Street Theatre Company's production of In The Heights opens in a couple of weeks), performing onstage (she was among the cavalcade of stars in the Music City Theatre Collective's debut production Showstoppers), doing television appearances (The Dance Network is calling) or just living life with her handsome and charming husband Benjamin Pendergrast (together they are the perfect couple, each devoted to the other)… (more...)

VIDEO: Rare Footage from Robin Williams' Early Career Reminds Us of His Comedic Genius
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

In the video, a promotional reel to showcase Storm's work as a commercial director, a young, free spirited and hilarious Robin Williams can be seen saying everything in the book other than the line requested of him (more...)

Elevate Cabaret Evening to Benefit Dancing Classrooms Comes To Life!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

 The exciting world of Dancing Classrooms, that most people know from the award-winning movies that tell its story, such as the Hollywood film starring Antonio Banderas Take the Lead, Mad Hot Ballroom, as well as Dancing in Jaffa, comes alive on the evening of September 19, 2016 for the Dancing Classrooms Contemporaries' premiere cabaret benefit event,  ELEVATE during National Ballroom Dance Week, (Sept. 15 - 25 ). ELEVATE will celebrate community impact and artistic success with its line-up of vanguard and live cabaret performances and awards program, all to benefit Dancing Classroom's innovative approach to social and emotional learning, (SEL) with all the benefits of physical wellness,turning 4th and 5th graders into respectful 'young Ladies and Gentlemen' with self-discipline, self-respect and increased self-esteem.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS Is A Sweetly Subversive Glam Rock Cavalcade
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2015

Cady Huffman directs a one-nighter of burlesque, circus arts and fake autobiography. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 8/16/2015
by BWW - Aug 16, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/16/2015 for San Diego (more...)

BWW Review: Café Nordo's TO SAVOR TOMORROW Flies High with Laughs
by Jay Irwin - Apr 8, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, put your tray tables and seat backs in the upright position and hang on as Cafe Nordo presents an evening of fun and food with their 60's spy send up, "To Savor Tomorrow". And as usual with the Cafe Nordo shows, if the laughs weren't enough for you then the delectable food will be. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- #Bearding
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - Apr 6, 2016

I've coined this new term. The power of the beard has not only led me to bow before it in awe and reverence, but also offer it the illustrious status of being a verb. To beard is about doing far more than simply growing it. It's about experiencing it and LIVING it. (more...)

Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division to Present World Premieres, Revivals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

In an annual rite of passage, the talented students of Ballet Academy East's Pre-Professional Division delight audiences with both new works and beloved ballets in four performances May 20-22. The production features five works by three choreographers presented at Gerald W. Lynch Theater: Coppélia Act III, de l'innocence, Sans Nuages, TO BE CONTINUED…, and Gossec's Gavotte. (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD with Denver Center Theatre Company
by Chris Arneson - Apr 20, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, you can't imagine the rapture in store for you with Denver Center Theatre Company's killer production of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jon Brittain Talks MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO at Udderbelly Festival
by Marianka Swain - Apr 15, 2016

Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford's MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO, which gives the Iron Lady a Soho awakening on the eve of the Section 28 vote, has had a remarkable evolution over the past few years. From 10-minute short at Theatre503 to fully-fledged cabaret-cum-theatre show, it's enjoyed runs at the Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Comedy Festival and Leicester Square Theatre, and now has three dates at the Udderbelly Festival on the South Bank as part of a national tour. Jon talks mixing styles, gay rights and the ongoing process of development. (more...)

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