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BWW Reviews: The Unsingable Blues
by Kristen Morale - Aug 29, 2014

Beautiful Soup Theater's Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day is an unconventional, almost chilling ode to Holiday that is careful not to emphasize and dwell upon the singer's musical accolades and success; in fact, it does little to promote her career and the person as seen through the eyes of her adoring public. This production, written and directed by the incredibly talented Steven Carl McCasland (who also founded Beautiful Soup and serves as the group's Artistic Director), wades in the realm of storytelling without the fantastical twist that people always enjoy adding to make their lives seem more interesting - to add drama where drama may sometimes be due. (more...)

LOVE IS..., HELLO, YELLOW BRICK ROAD and More Highlight Season 37 at San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the lineup for their 37th season, Journey. Featuring three seasonal concerts with the 250 men of the chorus, Journey includes the festive seasonal show Home For the Holidays at the Nourse Theater on December 12 and 13, 2014; a fearless performance of new commissioned works in Love is... at Davies Symphony Hall on April 1 and 2, 2015; and a celebration of the fabulous music of Sir Elton John in Hello, Yellow Brick Road at Nourse Theatre, June 24 - 26, 2015. Beginning with the annual kick-off preview event, Crescendo at the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday, September 28, the new season will also commemorate the 25th anniversary performance of Home for the Holidays at the Castro Theatre with three performances on December 24, 2014. In addition, SFGMC will take their Legendary holiday performance to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa on December 6 and Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz on December 7. (more...)

Pink Martini Coming to Ridgefield Playhouse, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The highly entertaining "little orchestra" known as Pink Martini has been described as a rollicking around-the-world musical adventure featuring a dozen musicians and vocalists who perform a multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. The band is fresh off their eighth studio album, Dream A Little Dream, featuring the powerful voices of co-lead singers China Forbes and Storm Large. They will bring their dynamic stage show to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Thursday, September 25, at 8 p.m. Special guests are The von Trapps, great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria, who will sing with China Forbes. No. 109 Cheese & Wine will serve wine tastings in the lobby at 7:15 p.m. for the reception with local artist Florence Notte, courtesy of Watershed Gallery. Tom Tom's (417 Main St., Ridgefield) will pour a complimentary glass of wine with dinner the night of the show when ticket is presented. This event is part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series No.?109 Cheese & Wine "Art, Wine and Jazz" Series. (more...)

John Legend and Lee Ann Womack Team-up on 'CMT Crossroads'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will team up with Grammy Award-winning country star Lee Ann Womack when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. (more...)

Update: Industry Professionals Speak Out Against South Williamsport High School's Cancelled SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this Summer. South Williamsport, a high school in Lycoming County, PA, had been forced to cancel their spring production of Monty Python's Spamalot due to 'controversial content,' which includes a homosexual marriage. According to WNEP, the school administrators thought that the musical's subject matter was too inappropriate for students. (more...)

Barry White's Birthday Commemorated with New Box Collection to Be Released 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

September 12 marks what would have been the 70th birthday of the late soul / R&B Legend Barry White. To commemorate the anniversary and to salute White's enduring influence on contemporary music, Mercury/UMe will release a new 5-CD boxed collection of five of his most essential 1970s albums on September 30. Barry White: 5 Classic Albums features four of the GRAMMY winner's No. 1 Billboard R&B albums: 'I've Got So Much To Give' (1973), 'Stone Gon' (1973), 'Can't Get Enough' (1974, also No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart), and 'Just Another Way To Say I Love You' (1975), and his Top 10 R&B album, 'Let The Music Play' (1976). (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present WORLD MYTHOLOGY at DC Arts Center, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Beloved by Seshat, blessed by Aphrodite, and drinking buddies with Anansi, Naked Girls Reading DC is pleased to take you back to a time of myth and Legend for Naked Girls Reading Presents: "World Mythology!" Cherokee Rose is delighted to return to the DC Arts Center with Gigi Holiday, Cherie Sweetbottom, Alice Darling and special guest Kate Fatale to pass down ancient and awesome tales of fairies, heroes, and the occasional trickster on September 20, 2014 at 10 pm. (more...)

MARVEL'S ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN Highlights Disney XD September Schedule
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Disney XD September 2014 Programming Highlights (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio & More Set for Birdland, 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 8 - September 14, featuring Marilyn Maye, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Natalie Douglas, and more! (more...)

NikeCourt Releases New Zoom Vapor AJ3 By Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

NikeCourt marks the start of Roger Federer's New York grand slam journey with the release of its first performance tennis collaboration. (more...)

Method Man Releases Deluxe Two-CD Reissue in Celebration of Solo Debut, 'Tical'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man's Tical album, which was originally released on Def Jam Records on November 15, 1994, marking his debut as a solo artist. A special two-CD Deluxe Edition will be released on Def Jam/Universal Music Enterprises, September 2, 2014, including the newly remastered album and a second disc of 13 bonus tracks, featuring remixes by RZA, Chemical Brothers, Puff Daddy and The Prodigy, with several mixes of the smash 'I'll Be There for You/ You're All I Need to Get By' (with Mary J. Blige). The release is another part of Def Jam Recordings' year-long, ongoing 30th anniversary celebration. (more...)

Comedian Bob Newhart to Perform During Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Lucy Desi Museum & Center for Comedy, Chautauqua Striders, and the Jamestown Savings Bank Arena are proud to announce that comedy Legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon & 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased October 11th in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Tickets for Bob Newhart will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 27th online at www.lucyrace.com or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at (716)484-7070. (more...)

John Legend & Lee Ann Womack Set for CMT CROSSROADS, 9/26
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend will team up with Grammy Award-winning country star Lee Ann Womack next month when CMT presents an all-new episode of CMT CROSSROADS. Legend and Womack will meet and collaborate for the first time on the CMT CROSSROADS stage in Franklin, Tenn. CMT CROSSROADS: JOHN Legend AND LEE ANN WOMACK will premiere Friday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT. (more...)

John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre. (more...)

Daniel Dae Kim to Produce U.S. Adaptation of South Korean Medical Drama with CBS
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

According to Deadline, HAWAII FIVE-0 star Daniel Dae Kim will produce a U.S. adaptation of the hit South Korean medical drama GOOD DOCTOR for CBS. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre to Present WITTENBERG, Begin. 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Performances begin September 10 at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison. Tickets start at $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Student rush tickets for all performances are $15, available a half-hour before curtain for with a valid student ID. Performances are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays at 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or visit www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

The Canadian Opera Company Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 10/10-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

The Canadian Opera Company's beloved production of Puccini's heartbreaking masterpiece of love, longing and loss, Madama Butterfly, comes to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts this October. An exquisite production by Canadian theatrical Legend Brian Macdonald, designed by Susan Benson with lighting by Michael Whitfield, the COC'sMadama Butterfly has become a Toronto favourite, playing to sold-out audiences at its 1990 premiere and subsequent revivals in 1994, 1998, 2003 and 2009. Madama Butterfly is sung in Italian with English SURTITLESTM and runs for 12 performances on October 10, 11, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 and 31, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's RING OF FIRE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Closing Cortland Repertory Theatre's season from tonight, August 27, through September 13, is a three-week run of RING OF FIRE - THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, created by Richard Maltby, Jr. and conceived by William Meade. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre By the Sea Summer Ends with Splendid SPAMALOT
by Robert Barossi - Aug 27, 2014

For audience member's of a certain age, it's likely that they have heard of Monty Python. Younger audiences, on the other hand, may or may not want to do a quick Google search before seeing Monty Python's Spamalot at Theatre By the Sea. It all depends on just how surprised you are willling to be, just how comfortable you are at being caught off guard by a unique brand of comedy that Python's fans know only too well. Pre-show Googling or not, the true enjoyment of the show comes from just sitting back, relaxing and letting yoruself be wrapped in the warm embrace of some of the most weird, wacky, irreverant and witty comedy you ever likely to see in a Broadway musical. (more...)

CBS Sports To Launch First-Ever All-Female National Sports Show
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

CBS Sports will launch WE NEED TO TALK, the first-ever all-female national weekly sports show, airing in primetime beginning Tuesday, Sept. 30 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET) on CBS Sports Network. The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and David Berson, President, CBS Sports. (more...)

12th Annual NY Burlesque Festival to Run 9/25-9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The New York Burlesque Festival - the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world - returns to the city this fall for more lavish and wildly entertaining performances than ever. The festival has attracted sold-out crowds since its premiere in 2003 and this September marks the 12th year for the celebrated event. New York City is regarded as one of the biggest burlesque hot beds in the world. Don't miss your chance to take in the Big Apple's top teasers as well as talent from around the globe! (more...)

BRAZOUKA To Debut in London This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

From the producers of 'Burn The Floor' comes the brand new 'Brazouka,' which will be making its debut in London September 16th through the 20th. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Black Violin, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm with Black Violin. Three-time winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Roger Moore To Kick Off Tour of AN EVENING WITH SIR ROGER MOORE at The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Legendary film actor, SIR Roger Moore will be starting his tour of 'An Evening With Sir Roger Moore' at the Marlowe Theatre on Sunday, September 14th. (more...)

Liverpool Everyman to Premiere Jeff Young's BRIGHT PHOENIX, 3-25 October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Jeff Young's new play, Bright Phoenix, has its world premiere at the Everyman in October and is inspired by a hidden Liverpool, a version of the city that is unauthorised and often unseen. The production is directed by Serdar Bili?, designed by Ti Green and features Paul Duckworth, Penny Layden, Rhodri Meilir and Cathy Tyson. The play runs from Friday 3 to Saturday 25 October. (more...)

VentureBeat Announces Sixth Annual GamesBeat Conference in San Francisco, September 15 & 16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

'Last year, we talked about the 'Battle Royal' as barriers between the different industry segments came down,' said Dean Takahashi, co-founder and lead writer for GamesBeat. 'Now, in the bid for 'Total World Domination,' the competition to become the biggest global gaming company is wide open. This year's event will mark who's winning and who's losing the battle. And it will also introduce this year's hottest gaming startup via our 'Innovation Showdown Competition.' (more...)

Carolyn Malachi, Benjamin Walker, Ryan Raftery & More to Play Joe's Pub, 8/27-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its schedule for August 27-September 7, featuring MARY MILLBEN, MIKEY WAX / MY SILENT BRAVERY, DAVELL CRAWFORD, CAROLYN MALACHI, MIKE BARNETT, FIND THE FUNNY, DANCENOW JOE'S PUB FESTIVAL and more. (more...)

FringeNYC Encore Series to Run 9/4-10/5 in Two 'Mini Festivals'; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

In 17 days, even the most intrepid theatergoer can only sample a fraction of the over 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis, Neil Berg's 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY, Lydia Johnson Dance and More Set for SOPAC's 2014-15 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has announced its 2014-15 performance schedule through February 2015. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater, led by Artistic Director Lance Davis, announces its 15th anniversary season of classic theater in Southern California. (more...)

Neil Simon's THE GOOD DOCTOR to Play Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 9/12-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with Neil Simon's hit Broadway comedy THE GOOD DOCTOR, co-directed by Steven Calzaretta and Max Cervantes, playing September 12 - 27, 2014 at Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 S. Central Ave. in Cicero. (more...)

Paul Collins' New Album FEEL THE NOISE Out 9/9; Tour Kicks Off 9/23 in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Paul Collins is a guy who's been around the block. He was one of the progenitors of the early power-pop movement in the '70s in not one, but three influential bands of that era - The Nerves, The Breakaways and The Beat (the latter even appearing on Dick Clark's American Bandstand back in the day). (more...)

MTV Video Movie Awards Recap; Beyonce Dominates Disappointing VMAs
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 25, 2014

The unofficial end of summer is here, as MTV brings its annual Video Music Awards back to Los Angeles after taking the show on the road to Brooklyn's Barclays Center a year ago. Though every VMA ceremony has a level of unpredictability, with last year's Miley Cyrus-Robin Thicke performance still disturbingly fresh in many people's minds, the question is, can anybody top it? The rumor is that Beyoncé is going to be addressing rumors about her marriage during her Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award performance. Is this going to be a good thing, or a bad thing for Jovah? (more...)

All of MTV's Video Music Awards Winners; Ariana Grande, Beyonce, Katy Perry, Sia
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 25, 2014

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Los Angeles Forum tonight. The Red Carpet Preshow begins at 8:00pm ET on MTV, with the official ceremony kicking off at 9:00pm. (more...)

Baha Mar names Alex W. Pariente Executive Vice President, International Marketing for Baha Mar Casino & Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

NASSAU,Bahamas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Baha Mar today announced that Alex Pariente has been named Executive Vice President, International Marketing for the Baha Mar Casino & Resort, the centerpiece of the $3.5 billion integrated gaming resort. The Baha Mar Casino & Hotel, which will feature the largest casino in The Caribbean with 100,000 square feet of gaming space and a 1,000-room hotel, is designed to compete with the best casinos in the world. (more...)

ABSOLUTELY FILTHY and More Among FringeNYC's 2012 Overall Excellence Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Winners of the 2012 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Awards were announced by festival Producing Artistic Director Elena K. Holy during a brief ceremony at The Cutting Room in New York. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK Reveals A Stark Reality
by Herbert Paine - Aug 25, 2014

In By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, acclaimed dramatist Lynn Nottage (winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Ruined), has illuminated the irony and hurtful absurdity of the Black struggle in Depression-era Hollywood to break the chains of racial stereotyping and to land good roles with good lines. iTheatre Collaborative, a gem of a company in the heart of Phoenix boldly stages this play under the direction of Charles St. Clair and with a cast that artfully commands the stage. Nicole Belit is exquisite, endowing Vera with elegance, grace, and the self-assurance that was required to leap from handmaiden to film star. (more...)

Galaxy Legend Strikes Back: The Second Global Feature in Google Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

#1 Top Grossing in Russia (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sunny Thompson and MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE! are More Than Wonderful
by Katricia Lang - Aug 23, 2014

Marilyn wiggles, flirts, giggles and quips her way right into your heart in MARILYN: FOREVER BLONDE. In this one woman show with more drinking than an O'Neill play, Sunny Thompson, playing Marilyn, takes us on a trip through Monroe's life of sex, storybook romances (if you judge a book by its cover), sho-biz pain and real-life tragedy. (more...)

CAMERIMAGE Film Festival To Pay Tribute To Oscar Winner John Alcott
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Camerimage International to honor the late Academy Award winning John Alcott, whose body of work includes 'The Shinning,' 'A Clockwork Orange,' and more. (more...)

TV Legend Bob Barker Returns to CBS Daytime's 'The Bold and the Beautiful'
by Danielle DeSisto - Aug 22, 2014

Multiple Emmy Award-winning television Legend and animal rights activist Bob Barker will return to CBS Daytime's THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL in a guest starring role Thursday, August 28 (1:30-2:00 PM, ET; 12:30-1:00 PM, PT), on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Gardner and Wife Children's Theatre Presents DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS Sept 30-Oct 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Gardner and Wife Theatre presents Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus September 30-October 19. This stage adaptation of six-time Emmy Award-winner Mo Willems' best-selling book by Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company has been thrilling children in the UK for over three years and recently returned from a successful tour of the USA and Canada. (more...)

FringeNYC ENCORE Series Lineup Announced 9/04-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In 17 days, there will be 200 offerings at the New York International Fringe Festival. Now in its 10th year, the official 2014 FringeNYC Encore Series gives theatre lovers another chance at seeing some of the most critically acclaimed and most crowd-pleasing shows from the Festival, September 4-October 5. (more...)

George Takei Set for E!'S FASHION POLICE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

In an all-new episode of E!'s Fashion Police, host Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos, along with guest co-host Orly Shani and guest George Takei break down the 5 must-see looks from the previous week including red carpet hits and misses from the biggest events in entertainment, and promise to bring big laughs with a special, very cold surprise for Joan. (more...)

F.N. Scott Releases Debut Fantasy Novel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Robin Williams
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

It's been over a week since the world lost entertainment Legend Robin Williams, who passed away last Monday. The beloved actor and comedian was 63 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers Robin. (more...)

Annual Liverpool Comedy Festival Returns in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The annual outing of Liverpool Comedy Festival returns for a lucky 13th year and with 13 days of the finest UK comedy performers, from Tuesday 23 September until Sunday 5 October, in venues across Britain's funniest city. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part One
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage Legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The Legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the Legend below. (more...)

ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS to Close 31 August at Leicester Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

The strictly limited West End season of ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS finishes on Sunday 31 August at Leicester Square Theatre. Based on the hugely successful children's book by Claire Freedman and Ben Cort, some seats are still available to book for the few remaining performances, including the Bank Holiday Weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Lauren Bacall - Part Two
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

Film and stage Legend and two-time Tony Award winner Lauren Bacall, passed away last week (first reported by TMZ) at the age of 89. The Legendary actress suffered a massive stroke and died at home (New York City's famous Dakota Building) according to a family member. BroadwayWorld remembers the Legend below. (more...)

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