Pulse Ensemble to Bring W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents W. E. B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (Artistic Director Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Founder/AD Harlem Summer Shakespeare) as part of FringeNYC. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Let's Roll! Watch Highlights from JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed byJared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

The Center Announces NY Times Bestselling Author Ann Patchett and Emmy Award-Winning Chef Mario Batali for Book Discussion, 9/22 and 10/27; Pops Season Also Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of two exciting literary events for this Fall in partnership with Copperfield's Books.  On Thursday September 22, 2016 at 7 p.m., the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author behind “Bel Canto,” Ann Patchett, comes to Santa Rosa for an intimate evening to discuss her latest novel, “Commonwealth.” On Thursday October 27, 2016 at 7 p.m., award-winning chef and Emmy Award-winning host of ABC's “The Chew”,Mario Batali, joins audiences at The Center to discuss his latest and most ambitious cookbook to date, “Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA.”The Center also announced today that single tickets for the previously announced 2016-2017 Symphony Pops Series and Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series will be available on Friday, August 12 at noon. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Two New Literary Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of two exciting literary events for this Fall in partnership with Copperfield's Books.  On Thursday September 22, 2016 at 7 p.m., the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author behind "Bel Canto,"Ann Patchett, comes to Santa Rosa for an intimate evening to discuss her latest novel, "Commonwealth." On Thursday October 27, 2016 at 7 p.m., award-winning chef and Emmy Award-winning host of ABC's "The Chew", Mario Batali, joins audiences at The Center to discuss his latest and most ambitious cookbook to date, "Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA."The Center also announced today that single tickets for the previously announced 2016-2017 Symphony Pops Series and Clover Stornetta Family Fun Series will be available on Friday, August 12 at noon.   (more...)

Broadway and Film Producer Norman Twain Passes Away at 85
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

NORMAN TWAIN, 85, a prominent theatrical producer in New York and California in the 1960's and 1970's who later became a successful and award-winning film producer, died Saturday morning, August 6th, after a brief illness. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Announces New York City Center Season Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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Aaron Neville Performs 'Be Your Man' on THE LATE SHOW; APACHE Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

American music legend Aaron Neville performs his hit single 'Be Your Man' on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.' Watch his performance here! The track appears on Neville's new album, Apache, out now via Tell It Records and Kobalt Label Services. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Casting for GOOD CANARY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces full casting for Zach Helm's Good Canary, directed by Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich. (more...)

Step Into September With National Portrait Gallery's Constitution Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

National Portrait Gallery is readying for September and Constitution Day Weekend with multiple events for the entire family! Come for arts and crafts, storytelling, and more, all centered around the Constitution. (more...)

Photo Flash: Trent Armand Kendall and Brass Illusion Bring THIS CRAZY LOVE to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Trent Armand Kendall and the band, Brass Illusion (under the direction of Marty Ash), in 'This Crazy Love' on the historic stage on August 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Cleveland Play House Opens 2016-17 Series with the Political Drama ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The riveting political drama All the Way will open Cleveland Play House's 101st season this September in the Allen Theatre. Written by Robert Schenkkan, All the Way takes its name from Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 campaign slogan "All the Way with LBJ" and is set during the first year of Johnson's presidency. (more...)

The Votes Are In! Actors' Equity Association Votes to Endorse Hillary Clinton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In an historic decision, the National Council of Actors' Equity Association (Equity), the labor union representing professional stage actors and stage managers, voted during its August meeting to endorse the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, Hillary Clinton. This marks the first time in Equity's 103-year history that the organization has endorsed any political candidate. (more...)

New York Celebrate Tony Bennett's 90th Birthday Today with Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Nineteen-time Grammy winner, legendary entertainer and New York City native Tony Bennett celebrates his 90 thbirthday today. The Empire State Building will present a dynamic, choreographed music-to-light show at 8:45 pm to honor Bennett's musical legacy (more...)

Tony Bennett Planning Second Album with 'Cheek to Cheek' Partner Lady Gaga
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Legendary singer Tony Bennett, who turns 90 years old today, talks about his plan to record a second album with his 'Cheek to Cheek' singing partner Lady Gaga. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2016

Below, check out the cast of Jelly's Last Jam in the rehearsal room, plus watch Signature's talented, hardworking tech crew transform the MAX Theatre from a drag club on the French Riviera in La Cage aux Folles to the Jungle Inn, a 1920s jazz club, for Jelly's Last Jam! (more...)

Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr. to Be Part of Alvin Ailey's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, New York City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns to the New York City Center stage from November 30th - December 31st, 2016. In his sixth season as Artistic Director, Robert Battle leads Ailey's 32 renowned dancers during this annual five-week engagement, which has become a joyous holiday tradition. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Bennett Performs 'This Is All I Ask'; Receives Surprise Visit on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Tony Bennett visited THE LATE SHOW last night on his 90th birthday to perform 'This Is All I Ask.' Later, the legendary crooner receives a surprise from an old friend - Bruce Willis. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Addition of Acclaimed Storyteller Nicholas Sparks and Tony Bennett
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced two big additions to its 2016-2017 lineup. In partnership with Copperfield's Books, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7 p.m., Sonoma County welcomes one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, acclaimed novelist Nicholas Sparks. The celebrated storyteller makes a stop at The Center on tour with his new work "Two by Two.' On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8 p.m., the preeminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries, Tony Bennett, returns to Santa Rosa for one night only on the heels of celebrating his 90th birthday on August 3, 2016.   (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE HUMANS' Arian Moayed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Arian Moayed, who stars as 'Richard Saad' in THE HUMANS, playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Carolina Eyck and ACME to Release FANTASIAS FOR THEREMIN AND STRING QUARTET Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

World-renowned theremin virtuosa Carolina Eyck and American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) will release Fantasias for Theremin and String Quartet on October 14, 2016 via Butterscotch Records. (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's THIS CRAZY LOVE Set for Performances at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

'Crazy Love' is the type of love that emanates from an entertainer driven by passion. (more...)

Photo Flash: W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (using many of Du Bois own words), featuring Brian Richardson, with costumes by Terry Leong (Conan O'Brian Show), lighting by Joyce Liao (Pan Asian Rep. Theatre for the New City, Abingdon Theatre, 59E59), sound by Louis Lopardi (Fresh Fruit Festival NYC, Boston Conservatory), and sets by Ruben Arana Downs (Faculty-SUNY, FAMU), will perform in the NY International Fringe Festival. BroadwayWorld has a look at Richardson onstage below! (more...)

Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Named 20th Anniversary Festival Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Urbanworld Film Festival announced today that critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay and one of Hollywood's most sought after actors, David Oyelowo, will serve as the ambassadors for Urbanworld Film Festival's 20 th anniversary. (more...)

'W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times' to Play Final Shows This Week at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (using many of Du Bois own words), featuring BrIan Richardson, with costumes by Terry Leong (Conan O'Brian Show), lighting by Joyce Liao (Pan Asian Rep. Theatre for the New City, Abingdon Theatre, 59E59), sound by Louis Lopardi (Fresh Fruit Festival NYC, Boston Conservatory), and sets by Ruben Arana Downs (Faculty-SUNY, FAMU), will perform in the NY International Fringe Festival. Scroll down for a peek at the show! (more...)

Greenwich Theatre Announces Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

The Greenwich Theatre announces its Autumn 2016 season! Beginning with the How Small How Far Production of Garden, the company will present and produce two dozen productions in the coming autumn months. Details for each production are below. For more information, visit http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk. (more...)

Babou Cessay, Rory Kinnear & Daniel Mays Join Showtime's GUERRILLA
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Babou Ceesay (Getting On, Eye In The Sky), Laurence Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear (PENNY DREADFUL, Spectre) and Daniel Mays (Line of Duty, Mrs Biggs) have joined the cast of the new six-part drama thriller GUERRILLA. (more...)

Empire State Building & iHeartMedia to Honor 90 Years of Iconic Music From Tony Bennett With Light Show & Art Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT) and iHeartMedia today announced their partnership in a celebration honoring 19-time Grammy Winner and legend Tony Bennett's contribution to American music over the last 90 years on Wednesday, August 3, 2016. (more...)

Stephen Baldwin Stars in Faith-Based Film SCARLETT, Coming to Theaters in September
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Strong Foundation Films is proud to announce that the new feature film, SCARLETT, will hit select cities nationwide on September 2, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Interactive Sci-Fi Comedy WILD WOMEN OF PLANET WONGO to Play Parkside Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The 60s sci-fi immersive musical comedy Wild Women of Planet Wongo, a wacky B-movie inspired sci-fi comedy about two astronauts that land on a planet of beautiful warrior women who have never seen men, is returning to New York after its successful Brooklyn run last year. (more...)

ARI Network Services to Present at the Midwest IDEAS Investor Conference on August 31 in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Jason C. Tramm to Conclude 10th Anniversary Season with Mendelssohn's ELIJAH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Jason C. Tramm's 10th Anniversary Season with the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association at the Great Auditorium comes to a close with the highly anticipated Sacred Masterworks Concert, Sunday August 28 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Celebrates Latino Heritage Month with 7th Annual Fiesta de Independencia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the return of its annual Fiesta de Independencia,a popular daylong event highlighting the diverse cultures that are a part of the North Bay community. Now in its seventh year showcasing the tastes, sounds and sights of Mexico and other Latino cultures, the free outdoor event celebrates Latino Heritage Month and commemorates Mexican Independence Day on Sunday, September 18, 2016 from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Organized by the Center's Latino Advisory Council, the family-friendly, campus-wide festival is an opportunity for guests to experience a traditional fiesta as they enjoy authentic food, music, games, performances and more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Listen Up To Broadway Sound Designers Fitz Patton and John Shivers
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Fitz Patton (THE HUMANS) and John Shivers (KINKY BOOTS) explain the the art of designing sound for theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for August Wilson Rep at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

This fall, Cygnet Theatre will present the San Diego artistic debut of Washington D.C. Director Jennifer L. Nelson. Nelson, who will direct the upcoming Season XIV productions of August Wilson's Seven Guitars and King Hedley II was in San Diego recently to audition and cast the actors - each playing two roles. (more...)

NY Times Bestselling Author Reveals President Clinton's Secret Phone Conversations and More in SECRETS, LIES & DECEPTION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Top-Secret telephone transcripts of President Bill Clinton's conversation with the Prime Minister of Pakistan reveals his immense fear of Usama bin Laden's planned terror attacks on the United States. (more...)

Free Block Party at Louis Armstrong House Museum, Thursday, August 25th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Louis Armstrong House Museum's annual Jazzmobile Block Party on Thursday, August 25, 2016 features the Steve Kroon Sextet. Jazzmobile block party is the grand finale to the museum's Summer with Satchmo season.  It's a free, family-friendly event featuring art-making workshops sponsored by the Queens Museum and hula hoop fun beginning at 4:00 pm.  At 5:30 pm, Fulanito, the Latin Grammy nominated Merengue band will perform and warm up the crowd.  Downbeat for Steve Kroon and the Latin Jazz Sextet is at 7:00 pm.   The museum will be open late until 8:30 pm. (more...)

'BROWN BEAR', ROCK THE PRESIDENTS and More Set for The Orpheum's 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group is proud to announce the lineup for the 2016-2017 Family Series. This season features exciting adaptations of beloved literary classics and performances that will both challenge and enlighten the entire family. The series runs October through February, with performances in both the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for Tony-Winning Play ALL THE WAY at TheatreSquared
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

TheatreSquared today announced the full cast and creative team for Robert Schenkkan's multi-award-winning epic, All the Way, which broke two box office records in its 2015 Broadway debut and begins performances August 24 in Northwest Arkansas. (more...)

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement presents MOVIES THAT MATTER WITH HAL CONKLIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Jurkowitz Center for Community Engagement presents the third season of 'Movies That Matter with Hal Conklin,' a series comprised of movies that touch the soul and teach about living life with compassion and grace. Inspired by the syndicated film series 'Cinema In Focus,' each of the 'Movies that Matter' films offer the opportunity to engage in pre-screening discussions and Q&A's with a curated lineup of guest speakers, featured local organizations and more. (more...)

Rite of Summer Music Festival's Sixth Season Comes to a Close with John Luther Adams's INUKSUIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Rite of Summer Music Festival's sixth season comes to a thrilling close with John Luther Adams's Inuksuit, a work The New York Times has called 'the ultimate environmental piece' on Saturday, August 27th at 2pm. Taking place at Governors Island's newest opened section The Hills and led by percussionist and Music Director Amy Garapic, more than 60 percussionists will come together to perform this epic outdoor piece that has helped to redefine what live musical experience can be in the 21st-century. (more...)

Aaron Neville Appears on CBS Saturday; New Album APACHE Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

American music legend Aaron Neville was a guest on CBS Saturday to discuss his new album Apache, 75th birthday celebration and 50th anniversary of the recording of his first #1 single, 'Tell It Like It Is.' Watch his interview here. (more...)

Dance, Music, Comedy, Shakespeare and More Slated for The Alden in McLean's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The Alden in McLean's riveting 2016-2017 Professional Artist Series brings many of the sold-out, audience favorites' of past seasons back for an encore. The result is an amazing and diverse offering of some of the best performers in the dance, theatre and music worlds, all conveniently accessible to residents of the DMV. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company presents THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Mountaintop comes to the foothills of the Berkshires when Katori Hall's award-winning play opens at Chester Theatre Company on Thursday, August 18th at 8:00 p.m. A bold re-imagining of the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Mountaintop runs through August 28 at the historic Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. (more...)

Starry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse tonight, August 10 to September 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark G Meadows, Cleavant Derricks and More in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Cinemax to Debut Original Drama Series QUARRY 9/9
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Based on the bestselling books of Max Allan Collins (“The Road to Perdition”), the CINEMAX drama series QUARRY begins its eight-episode season FRIDAY, SEPT. 9 (more...)

BWW Review: RFK: A PORTRAIT OF ROBERT F. KENNEDY campaigns at Main Street Theater
by Brett Cullum - Aug 1, 2016

If you're wrestling with the current election, or wondering how we have gotten to this point in America's history this is a powerful informed piece. It incorporates the civil rights movement at the time when Martin Luther King was taken from his mission, and asks hard questions about what all of that meant back in 1968. (more...)

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