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Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

Scoop: FRES on ABC - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
by - Feb 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on FRES, airing on ABC on Tuesday, March 14, 2017! (more...)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to Release New Album 'Louie, Louie, Louie' on Savoy Jazz 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the incomparable kings of swing, are readying the release of an all new album, 'Louie, Louie, Louie'an electrifying celebration of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the final of three presentations in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1969 musical Dear World, with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

That Uppity Theatre Company's BRIEFS Festival to Support Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

That Uppity Theatre Company and the Vital Voice are both known as advocates for inclusion and for using their organizations as platforms to promote diversity. This year, the Briefs team is focusing on The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis and The International Institute of St. Louis. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The New Black Fest at The Lark 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The New Black Fest and The Lark, two theater organizations dedicated to celebrating and advocating for extraordinary and diverse stories, have announced the third annual The New Black Fest at The Lark. (more...)

Avid Customers Bring Home the Oscars at the 89th Annual Academy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017


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by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017


Trump: Congress & Correspondents on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at following the broadcast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

Karen Mason, Eric Comstock, and More Announced as Upcoming at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming March 6-12 with the following acts (more...)

HB APA Presents JEKYLL AND HYDE A Musical Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts takes a path less traveled with its spring musical, 'Jekyll & Hyde,' a darker story set in 19th century London. (more...)

Photo Flash: SISTER ACT Opens at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Opening Season 40 and kicking off it's Celebration of 30 Years of Live Theatre on Long Island, CM Performing Arts Presents: Sister Act the Musical at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre, running February 25 - March 25! (more...)

Saint Motel Launch North American Tour w/ Panic! At The Disco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Los Angeles indie pop quartet Saint Motel are wasting no time getting back on the road in support of the new LP saintmotelevision (out now on Elektra). (more...)

Purolator International President John Costanzo Named Supply &...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017


International Celebrity Images Presents Awards To 15 Tribute Artists At The 23rd Production Of The Reel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

International Celebrity Images presented the 23rd Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, spoof, and tribute to the real Academy Awards and other Hollywood-style awards shows, on Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. (more...)

Immersive SEEING YOU Begins Performances in May Underneath The High Line
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Seeing You, a new immersive experience, has been announced for a limited six-week engagement beginning May 2, 2017 underneath The High Line at 450 W 14th Street in New York City.  Tickets are now on-sale at SeeingYou.NYC. (more...)

by Cary Ginell - Feb 24, 2017

It's been 80 years since Bessie Smith, the celebrated Empress of the Blues, died a lonely death, after an auto accident on a desolate Mississippi road. Contrary to legend, Smith did not bleed to death after being refused admission to a white Southern hospital. That story was related to Down Beat magazine by Columbia Records impresario John Hammond, who later apologized, saying that it was all based on hearsay. But her injuries were severe enough so that when she was taken to the nearest hospital (which happened to be one that accepted blacks), that she was beyond saving, and died at the young age of 43. (more...)

Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps Challenge Skills
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

On a daily basis, Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps challenge campers in a positive, respectful, and fun-filled summer camp environment, enabling them to build confidence, experience success, and showcase their newfound skills. (more...)

Tracy Morgan Comes to Netflix With All-New Stand-Up Comedy Special STAYING ALIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Tracy Morgan is making his much-anticipated return to stand-up with STAYING ALIVE, an all-new comedy special exclusively for Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. The stand-up special, shot before a packed house at New Jersey's landmark Count Basie Theatre, will launch globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (more...)

OLD 97's New Album 'Graveyard Whistling' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Dallas four-piece Old 97's is a pioneer of the alt-country movement. Years of hard work has earned them respect and veneration, yet they still retain the raucous energy, deceptive cleverness, and knockabout spirit that first distinguished them from the pack. (more...)

SWMRS To Support All Time Low on US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Bay Area quartet SWMRS today announced that they will support Fueled By Ramen label mates All Time Low on their US tour, which kicks off July 3 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps August 6 in Orlando, FL. Tickets for the tour go on sale on March 3 at 10:00am local time. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Chicago premiere of Deanna Jent's drama FALLING, one family's battle against stigma from society and each other. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, FALLING will play March 17 - April 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: DeSoto Family Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

DeSoto Family Theatre presents Disney's smash-hit musical, The Little Mermaid. This production runs through March 5 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi - just a 20 minute drive from Memphis, Tennessee! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony To Celebrate MOZART IN PRAGUE, 3/10 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Prague is the city that cherished Mozart, inspired Smetana and Jana?ek, and launched Dvo?ak. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra celebrates the city's unique place in musical history during the BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend, "Mozart in Prague," on March 10 & 12 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: Max & Louie Productions' Compelling LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by Chris Gibson - Feb 24, 2017

Playwright Lanie Robertson's alternately harrowing and exhilarating work, LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, is an intriguing take on Billie Holiday's final performance in 1959. Holiday was a jazz singer who could captivate an audience with her unique vocal style, which combined elements of Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith, two performers she idolized growing up. She had a storied career and tumultuous life that was further undone by drug and alcohol addictions that would leave her dead from heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver. But, her legacy is undeniable, and this play allows us to see her talent, as well as the demons that haunted her. Max & Louie Productions is presenting a superlative production of this work which is smartly crafted and brilliantly performed. (more...)

Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone, Karen Mason and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for March 6-March 12, featuring Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone Duets, Karen Mason, Eric Comstock, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Verizon Unlimited on the network you deserve: RootMetrics' ranks Verizon highest in overall network performance for seventh time in a row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017


BWW Review: 120 Variations of Life and Death in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY
by Michael Dale - Feb 23, 2017

'We're dealing with some fairly old and ancient material, so maybe let's trust it to be really wise and meaningful, okay?' asks a character acting as a kind of host at the beginning of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' fun and breezy new play, Everybody. (more...)

New York Philharmonic To Return To BRAVO! Vail, 7/21-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado, celebrating its 30th season, for the Orchestra's 15th annual summer residency, July 21-28, 2017. The residency will include six orchestral concerts that honor the Philharmonic's legacy on the occasion of its 175th anniversary season and the conclusion of Alan Gilbert's tenure as Music Director. (more...)

Darren Criss, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and More Among 48th Annual LADCC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles, Orange County and Ventura County theatre for the year 2016 (Dec. 1, 2015 - Nov. 30, 2016). (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals of FILTHY BUSINESS at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Ryan Craig's fiery family drama Filthy Business. Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, this new production takes a closer look at the entrepreneurial outsiders who became part of the beating heart of modern Britain. (more...)

NBCSN Closes Out Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Regular-Season Coverage This Saturday
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

NBCSN's coverage of the Atlantic 10 men's basketball regular season concludes this Saturday, Feb. 25 with a doubleheader beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET, when the Richmond Spiders (16-11, 10-5) visit the Fordham Rams (13-15, 7-8) at historic Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx, N.Y. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Collins and More in 9 CIRCLES at The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New York premiere of Bill Cain's 9 Circles, the thrilling war drama, began performances at The Sheen Center on Tuesday night, February 21, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

NADA New York Announces Partnership With Kickstarter, 3/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is proud to present a partnership with Kickstarter for the 6th edition of NADA New York, which will take place March 2-5 at Skylight Clarkson North (572 Washington St). Kickstarter will serve as the lead partner for NADA Presents, an interdisciplinary program of performances and conversations from exhibitors, artists, and cultural partners. This will be the program's third year. (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Spotlights Members of its Young Artist Program in SONGFEST SOUTH FLORIDA: SOUNDS OF THE AMERICAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Josephine S. Leiser Opera Center and Steinway Piano Gallery Miami present the season's third pair of performances in the free concert series, 'SongFest Recital Series.' The program will be heard at Steinway Piano Gallery Miami in Coral Gables on Saturday, March 4, at 7:30 pm and at the Leiser Center in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, March 5 at 6:00 pm. (more...)

TeraGo Reports 2016 Year End Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017


Poway OnStage's Arts and Education Initiative Presents Missoula Children's Theatre's TREASURE ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

For the 18th consecutive year Poway OnStage, through its Arts and Education Initiative, welcomes Missoula Children's Theatre's (MCT) Treasure Island and a free week-long theatre camp for children. (more...)

Eric Church Doesn't Back Down On HOLDIN' MY OWN Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The exchange in energy with the audience and passion that fuels the man behind the CMA's Album of the Year is an earned one after years of putting his fans first. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FRESHEST SNOW WHYTE at Imagination Stage
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 23, 2017

Continuing his winning streak of taking classic fairy tales and turning them into hip-hop extravaganzas, writer/ director Psalmayne 24 has done it again with a futuristic take on Snow White. He has kicked our heroine into the year 3000, armed her with a graffiti device, and put her up against an evil uncle named Kanye East. The Freshest Snow Whyte at Imagination Stage may not be the familiar version of the fairy tale, but it's one you should really get to know. (more...)

Friends of Celts To Present The First Annual Arizona International Celtic Music and Microbrew Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Party like an Irishman by jigging on down to the 1st Annual Arizona International Celtic Music & Microbrew Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 2017 in The Backyard at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road and 17th Avenue (please enter the Fairgrounds at West Monte Vista Road and 19th Avenue), Phoenix, AZ  85007 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.  (more...)

Geffen Playhouse's Starry LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT to Stream with BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Geffen Playhouse and online theater streaming service BroadwayHD today announced a partnership to present select live and captured-live productions from the Los Angeles theater to BroadwayHD subscribers. The Geffen's current production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina, will be the first play presented under the partnership. It marks BroadwayHD's first live stream from a U.S. theater outside of New York City. (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

UK Post-Punk Innovators Modern English, Release First New Album in Three Decades
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bands are like families, bound by something deeper than friendship - and liable to implode just as irrevocably. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (more...)

William McChesney Releases GABRIEL GUILFORD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

William McChesney, a Vietnam Veteran, previous realtor, retired golf course owner/manager, traveler, gardener, avid reader, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Gabriel Gifford: Judge, Jury and Executioner': a gripping and potent story of the old west and the history of the United States. Follow along as war Veteran, Gabriel Gifford, pursues a new adventure and takes on an unexpected life. (more...)

Harry Higinbotham Pens THERE'S A POOKER ON MY PILLOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Harry Higinbotham, who lives with his wife near St. Louis, Missouri and enjoys spending time with his seven children, eight grandchildren, and his pets, has completed his new book 'There's A Pooker On My Pillow': a story about a dog whose family helps her recover from a difficult past. (more...)

Francois Archambault's YOU WILL REMEMBER ME Gets Quebec English-Language Premiere at Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Francois Archambault, the Governor General Award-winning Quebecois playwright, receives the Quebec English-language premiere of his 2015 play, You Will Remember Me (Tu te souviendras de moi), at Centaur Theatre from March 7th to April 2nd, 2017. The coincidentally titled production is the last play that Roy Surette will direct as Centaur's Artistic and Executive Director before returning to the West coast in June to helm Touchstone Theatre. (more...)

World Renowned Jewish Cultural Entertainers to Discuss the Renaissance & Culture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Michael Ann Russel Jewish Community Center (MAR-JCC) presents its first installment of the Yiddishkayt Entertainment Series: A Forum for the Celebration of Jewish Culture and Education with The Renaissance of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. World renowned Jewish Cultural entertainers Jake Ehrenreich, Eleanor Reissa and Avi Hoffman will lead the discussion of Yiddishkayt and Jewish Culture. (more...)

Louis Futon Comes to the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Hailing from Philadelphia, 23 year old Tyler Minford AKA Louis Futon has risen to prominence over the course of only two years. Heavily influenced by Hip-Hop, Louis Futon is the only producer ever to create official remixes for Logic, Mos Def, G-Eazy, Future, Wiz Khalifa, and more.  (more...)

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