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Pasadena Community Playhouse (Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Based on the 1985 Universal motion picture "Mask"

BWW Interview: Ventriloquist Nina Conti Talks IN YOUR FACE
by Marianka Swain - Sep 30, 2016

Ventriloquist Nina Conti got her break when Ken Campbell specially devised Let Me Out!!! for her in 2001, and she's since won numerous awards, headlined shows, appeared in Christopher Guest's For Your Consideration. She's now on a major UK tour with improvised show In Your Face, which sees audience members donning Masks and becoming live semi-puppets. The show comes to New Wimbledon Theatre on 3 October. (more...)

PHANTOM Star Franc D'Ambrosio to Perform for Saint Pio Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Broadway start singer and actor Franc d'Ambrosio will unveil his Mask by performing four concerts in support of the Saint Pio Foundation, a charitable organization of which d'Ambrosio is Goodwill Ambassador. (more...)

THE LION KING North American Tour to Expand to New Cities with Re-Configured Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that THE LION KING North American tour will unveil a newly-configured production in October 2017, allowing the award-winning musical to entertain new audiences in cities and venues which previously couldn't accommodate the show. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING to Bring the Pride to the Van Wezel for 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Mary Bensel, Executive Director of the Van Wezel, has announced the Sarasota premiere of Disney's The Lion King at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall during the 2018/19 season. Performance dates and times will be announced at a later time. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Stages First Exhibition Of Howard Hodgkins And Claude Cahun
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The National Portrait Gallery is to stage the first exhibition to pair the works of contemporary artist Gillian Wearing with the innovative early-twentieth century photographer Claude Cahun as part of a spring season that also includes the first exhibition devoted to the portraits of the British painter Howard Hodgkin, it was announced today, Thursday 29 September 2016. (more...)

BWW Recap: Is it All Connected on AMERICAN HORROR STORY?
by Jessica Naftaly - Sep 29, 2016

Three weeks into American Horror Story's sixth season and just three more weeks until the all too anticipated twist that creator Ryan Murphy confirmed in episode 6. “Chapter Three” brought us death, gore, and some trademark disturbing fornication. It also didn't light up on the horror, which has been what “My Roanoke Nightmare” has been most undoubtably praised for.  (more...)

Mycronic AB: Order for Mycronic's recently launched FPS6100 mask writer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016


October to Usher in New Stars for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group announced today that Derrick Davis, Jordan Craig, Trista Moldovan and Emily Ramirez will join the principal cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera currently on national tour. (more...)

Imago Premieres their Adaptation LA BELLE, LOST IN THE WORLD OF THE AUTOMATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

It was 2013 when creators Carol Triffle and Jerry Mouawad, Artistic Directors of Imago, began to adapt Beauty and the Beast. Imago will premiere their adaptation La Belle, Lost in the World of the Automaton December 9 through January 8 at Imago Theatre, 17 SE 8th. See calendar and ticket prices below for details. (more...)

Photo Flash: BWW Takes a First Look at 2016's LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Celebrating its 40th anniversary the London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, Mask, physical theatre, object theatre and puppetry. (more...)

DISNEY'S THE LION KING at the Saenger Releases Tickets for its Premiere, Friday October 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the New Orleans Theatre Association announced today tickets for the long-awaited engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public Friday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. The show will leap onto the Saenger Theatre stage for the first time Wednesday, Jan. 4, for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, Jan. 29. THE LION KING is a subscription option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season. (more...)

LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL Returns - Monday 9 January to Saturday 4 February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Celebrating its 40th  anniversary the London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see very best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, Mask, physical theatre, object theatre and puppetry. (more...)

Ana Isabel Ordonez's THE AYE to Celebrate the 85th Birthday of Monseigneur Desmond Tutu in Cape Town
by Don Grigware - Oct 6, 2016

THE AYE, a stage show adapted from Ana Isabel Ordonez's internationally acclaim ed book, THE EXTRAORDINARY LOVE STORY OF AYE AYE AND FEDOR, will be performed to celebrate the 85th birthday of Nobel Peace Laureate Monsigneur Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a part of the Sixth Annual Desmond Tutu International Peace Conference in Cape Town on 7 October. (more...)

John H. Schmitz Pens 'The Executioner's Son'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

John H. Schmitz, a devoted father, has completed his new book 'The Executioner's Son': a gripping story of a young man's journey into knighthood that is an exciting and powerful adventure story with a strong moral theme. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Return to Merchant's House This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Join Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan).  (more...)

BWW Review: Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Becomes An Epic Tale Of History And Bloodshed
by Justin J Sacramone - Oct 5, 2016

Now celebrating its 90th anniversary, The Plough and the Stars has been given a reimagined revival by The Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre and is on tour at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA until October 9th. This Brechtian inspired production is as alien as it is fresh and reminds us of a plightful world outside of our current political climate. Parallels could easily be drawn from turn of the century Ireland to 2016 America, but that's not the story The Abbey Theatre or director Sean Holmes are interested in telling. Not everything on the American Stage needs a path back to us. The Abbey's approach is more vast and profound as evidenced in an early line 'There's no such thing as an Irishman, or an Englishman, or a German or a Turk; we're all only human bein's.' (more...)

BWW News: Swedish Production of THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Cast
by Isa Ponturo - Oct 4, 2016

The critically-acclaimed nine-time Tony Award® winning HIT musical THE BOOK OF MORMON is heading to Sweden next year with the first non-english production of the show. The cast has been annouced today with Swedish musical theatre stars Linus Wahlgren and Per Andersson in the lead roles.  (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce Emma Rice's 2017 summer season, the Summer of Love, marking the 50th anniversary of the summer of 1967. (more...)

Pop Artist J.W. CUDD Releases New Music Video 'Boomerang'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Pop Artist/Actor J.W. CUDD has released his latest music video worldwide: BOOMERANG. The Texas native, who can currently be seen in LISTEN the movie, wrote the upbeat pop track and went on to direct his own music video. (more...)

Artistic Director Emma Rice To Leave The Globe
by Marianka Swain - Oct 25, 2016

The Globe has announced that Emma Rice will be stepping down as Artistic Director in April 2018, two years after her tenure began. In a statement, CEO Neil Constable said: 'Emma's mould-breaking work has brought our theatre new and diverse audiences, won huge creative and critical acclaim, and achieved exceptionally strong box office returns. In breaking the mould, this latest season has generated productive debate concerning the purpose and theatrical practice of the Globe, in relation to the use of sound and lighting technology within our theatre spaces. Following much deliberation and discussion, the Globe Board has concluded that from April 2018, the theatre programming should be structured around 'shared light' productions without designed sound and light rigging, which characterised a large body of The Globe's work prior to Emma's appointment.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Oct 25, 2016

After a record-breaking twenty-eight years on Broadway (and nearly the same timespan on the road), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is an international sensation that's been seen by virtually everyone. In fact, nearly 150 million people have sat in the audience for a performance and listened to the Andrew Lloyd Webber score in more than 15 languages! Up until the 2004 feature film, each of these performances followed the blueprint created by director Harold Prince and CATS choreographer Gillian Lynn, first staging it in London where it currently celebrates its 30th year of success. But, in 2012, producer Cameron Mackintosh recruited West End director Laurence Connor to helm a sparkling new production, later inspiring a new US tour that has just returned to Bass Hall in its second DFW-area appearance. And while 'Phans' of the original production might miss a few iconic elements, the new tour offers an exciting opportunity to experience the show through a new pair of opera glasses. (more...)

Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Joely Fisher, Barry Pearl and More to Star in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto have announced a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ('Dolphin Tale' Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, 'Desperate Housewives'), Barry Pearl ('Grease'), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), 'American Idol' finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. (more...)

Tickets for Disney's THE LION KING Go on Sale in Providence Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10A. Providence's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the PPAC stage for a limited engagement of 3 weeks from Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7P through Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 1P. The opening night is on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 7:30P. (more...)

Alamo Drafthouse Sculpts "House of Wax," Downtown Brooklyn's Most Unique Bar & Museum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

With the opening of Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn Friday, October 28th at 445 Albee Square West, also comes the opening of Brooklyn's newest, most curious full service bar: House of Wax. While the stand-alone bar is housed in the Alamo Drafthouse cinema, and will be without a doubt the best spot for movie pre-gaming and post-mortems, House of Wax is a destination and experience all its own. (more...)

Lauren Wantz Releases PROVIDENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Lauren Wantz, a dedicated writer, has completed her new book 'Providence': a tale of an atheistic scientist's struggle to overcome the slow decay of his marriage and the sudden destruction of his career and rise from the ashes as a man reborn with the help of his supernatural friends. (more...)

Tubi TV Releases New Lineup of Free Streaming Movie Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tubi TV, the largest truly free Internet TV network with no subscription fee requirement, offering instant access to premium movies and TV shows across OTT, mobile, and web devices, today announced a new slate of November movies. These audience favorites join the largest free collection of premium and unique movies and TV shows available anywhere, featuring Oscar-winning movies, Emmy-winning TV shows, classics, family and kids, telenovelas, Korean dramas, stand-up comedy, horror, and much more. (more...)

Metallica to Release 'Atlas, Rise!' This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Metallica will unleash 'Atlas, Rise!' to fans this coming Halloween at 3:00 PM EST / 12:00 PM PST. (more...)

The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries Announces Halloween Family Block Party
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Celebrate Halloween in the Grand Center arts district at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries, Vaughn Cultural Center, and Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Each stop will be filled with family-friendly activities, including ghoulish art projects, face painting, storytelling, and music! Come dressed in costume and capture the fun in the CAM photo booth, or dance with DJ Grandfather Paul Stark at The Sheldon. Events at each location will be happening from 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., and are free and open to the public. (best for ages 3–12) (more...)

Daisy Head and Casey Deidrick Join Lifetime's A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHTMARE
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Deadline has reported that Lifetime's Shakespearean thriller, A Midsummer's Nightmare, has cast its Elena Holland.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Coming to the Everyman: A major new dance theatre performance from the makers of The Blue Boy, Have I No Mouth and This Beach. (more...)

Tess Cacciatore Releases HOMELESS TO THE WHITE HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Tess Cacciatore, Author, Social Entrepreneur will appear on a variety of radio shows beginning with The Life Changes Network hosted by Filippo Voltaggio on October 24th, 2016 to discuss the importance of keeping centered in the midst of mayhem during this election cycle. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, JOHN and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Artists Top 2016 Hewes Theater Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2016 Awards in a luncheon ceremony to be held November 7, 2016. (more...)

Bio Vanillin Market Analysis, By Application and Segment Forecasts to 2024
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


BWW Interview: Playwright Howard Brenton On MAGNIFICENCE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 20, 2016

Renowned playwright Howard Brenton's work ranges from The Romans in Britain and Pravda to 55 Days and Drawing the Line. Now, his eerily resonant 1973 play Magnificence - featuring idealistic squatters, police brutality, slippery politicians and radicalisation - is being revived at Finborough Theatre, previewing from 25 October. (more...)

Mycronic AB (publ), interim report January-September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


BWW Review: THE RED BARN, National Theatre, 17 October 2016
by Marianka Swain - Oct 18, 2016

It was a dark and stormy night. Two couples are caught in a snowstorm on their way back from a party. Three of them arrive at a remote Connecticut farmhouse. One disappears. There's a definite pleasure in this familiar story, immaculately told in David Hare's adaptation of Georges Simenon's novel La Main. The noir thriller tropes are all in place, from femme fatales and gnawing jealousy to paranoia about what lies beneath. (more...)

Abuse Survivor Rosie Banyan Shares WHAT ONCE BROKE ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia - According to, 40 million children become victims of abuse every year. Child abuse survivor Rosie Banyan sheds light on the harrowing ordeal that victims go through in her book, 'What Once Broke 'Me' (published by Xlibris AU). More importantly, this is a story of survival and finding hope and healing in the midst of life-changing trauma. (more...)

More than 300 Fire Trucks Across BC to Receive Free Pet Oxygen Mask Sets
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016


Spend the Night with THE PHANTOMS...UNMASKED! at Miramar Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Miramar Cultural Center (2400 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL) presents the national touring concert attraction, THE PHANTOMS...UNMaskED! on Saturday, October 29, 2016, at 8 PM. (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Returns!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

The MITF Awards Return! John Chatterton's 17th Summer Fest yielded an amazing crop of productions. Award Ceremony will be directly after the current festival: MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL: AUTUMN ARTS 2016 October 26 - November 20 at the Jewel Box @ The WorkShop 312 W 36th Street, NYC (more...)

VONNEGUT, USA Premieres Tonight at Atwater Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Next Arena (TNA) presents the World Premiere production of Vonnegut, USA, an adaptation of five Kurt Vonnegut short stories by TNA's artistic director, Scott Rognlien. (more...)

HAMILTON's Sydney James Harcourt to Lead NYC Reading of POPSTAR Musical
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

An invitation-only reading of the new musical PopStar will take place on Thursday, October 20 (2pm) and Friday, October 21 (11am) at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue, Studio #1204). PopStar features a book by Martin Casella, music and lyrics by Jay Levine and Sophie Dupin and is conceived and directed by Sharon Rosen. (more...)

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Make West End Debut at the Criterion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Kenny Wax Family Entertainment is delighted to announce the West End debut of new family musical - Mr Popper's Penguins, which will open at the Criterion Theatre for a magical Christmas season from the 15 December to 31 December. Mr & Mrs Popper and their remarkable family of performing penguin puppets come to London direct from a UK tour and US premiere at New York's renowned New Victory Theatre. (more...)

Lehti Keelmann Appointed Assistant Curator of Western Art at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) today announced that Lehti Keelmann has been appointed the institution's Assistant Curator of Western Art, overseeing UMMA's collection of European art spanning the medieval period through the 20th century. (more...)

PCPA Presents an Enchanted BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents a tale as old as time, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It plays November 3 - December 23 in Santa Maria's Marian Theatre, then under the stars in the Solvang Festival Theater June 15 - July 2. (more...)

Celebrate Día de los Muertos at The Mexican Museum with Free Family Sunday Event on October 23rd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

 The Mexican Museum will host a very special Family Sunday event on October 23, that will mark the celebration of Mexico's colorful Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This year's Dia de los Muertos festivities will run from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. at The Mexican Museum, located at Fort Mason Center, Building D, in San Francisco. Like all Family Sundays, this event is free and open to people of all ages. Due to limited space, the public is encouraged to arrive early. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call (415) 202-9700 ext 224. (more...)

BWW Review: I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD at the REP Features Power-House Performances and a Tense Night at the Theatre
by Mike Mekus - Oct 10, 2016

One of the most frightening and tense theatrical experiences Pittsburgh has to offer right now, supported by incredible sound design and brilliant performances. (more...)

Showtime Names Brendan Countee as Vice President, Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Today, Showtime Networks Inc. announced that creative executive Brendan Countee has joined the company as Vice President, Original Programming. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO on ABC - Sunday, October 30, 2016
by - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEO, airing on ABC on Sunday, October 30, 2016! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for Disney's THE LION KING in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Disney Theatrical Productions and the Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

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