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Walnut Street Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
Philadelphia, PA

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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...)

Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced today that the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will begin performances on Broadway in November 2016 at a Shubert theater to-be-announced. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 17th Annual MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, running July 16 - August 7, 2016 at The WORKSHOP'S MAIN STAGE & JEWEL BOX, 312 W 36TH STREET. (more...)

Drury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces it will open its 2017-2018 season with Chicago, the first production of the show to be produced in the city of Chicago in more than three decades. Jeff Award Winning Artistic Director, William Osetek, will direct the iconic musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and the script adaptation by David Thompson. Chicago runs March 30 - June 4, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for The Muny's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Starring Robert Petkoff, Jen Cody & More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Young Frankenstein directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

FX to Present FARGO Second Installment Marathon This June
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

FX will air the acclaimed second installment of FX's limited series FARGO in its entirety on Saturday, June 4, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. (more...)

OKC Jazz Fest to Support Allied Arts & Honor Wayman Tisdale
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

? Organizers of the 3rd Annual OKC Jazz Fest announced they will make a contribution to support Allied Arts and Allied Arts music education programs.  (more...)

Mike Schleifer Named New Managing Director of Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Alliance Theatre announces today the appointment of Mike Schleifer to Managing Director. Schleifer has been serving the organization in the capacity of General Manager since March 2014, having arrived from a thirteen-year run at Baltimore's Center Stage. The promotion comes ahead of three transformative years for the Alliance as the organization embarks on an exciting renovation.  (more...)

Dates Announced For WE WILL ROCK YOU in Perth and Adelaide
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Producers of the new Australian production of the worldwide smash hit musical WE WILL ROCK YOU have announced details for the Perth and Adelaide seasons later this year. The Perth season at the Crown Theatre will begin on 15 November, and tickets will go on sale on 13 June. The Adelaide season at the Festival Theatre will begin on 31 December, and tickets will go on sale on 6 June. (more...)

THE WINERY DOGS Launch New Round of U.S. Headlining Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

THE WINERY DOGS-- Richie Kotzen (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass)—will launch their latest U.S. headlining tour Saturday, June 25 in Hinckley, MN (more...)

BWW Review: JACKIE THE MUSICAL, New Alexandra Birmingham, May 2016
by Emma Cann - May 25, 2016

We took a trip back to Planet Seventies at the New Alexandra Theatre as Jackie the Musical swept into town. Based on the book by Mike James, Jackie the Musical follows a forty-something divorcee as she stumbles across her old collection of Jackie magazines and once more seeks their advice about fashion, boys and love. (more...)

World Premiere of PARALLEL WORLDS: A NEW ROCK MUSIC EXPERIENCE at Club Parallel
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Parrot Poet Productions presents the world premiere of PARALLEL WORLDS: A NEW ROCK MUSIC EXPERIENCE throughout all four weekends in June. Created by Brandon Beckner with stage direction by Matthew McCray, attendees can expect a powerful live rock concert, a bold theatrical stage play, and an epic big-screen love story, all harmoniously blended with one another to take its audience on a mind-bending, musical journey through Parallel Worlds. It has been described as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Pink Floyd's The Wall."  (more...)

Returning Original Starz Series POWER and SURVIVOR'S REMORSE Move to Sundays This July
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Today, STARZ announced the highly anticipated Season Three returns of the hit drama “Power” and the critically-acclaimed “Survivor's Remorse.” (more...)

New Resilient Podcast Series Explores the Stories of Executives in the Midst of Risk, Disruption and Crisis
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 6 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks can advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a Game 6 victory in the Western Conference Final against David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. (more...)

D.P. Lyle's DEEP SIX Now Available in Hardcover and Digital Formats
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Story: Ex-professional baseball player Jake Longly adamantly refuses to work for his father, wanting no part of Ray's PI world. He prefers to hang out at his beachfront bar and chase bikinis along the sugary beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama. But Ray could be persuasive, so Jake finds himself staking out the home of wealthy Barbara Plummer, a suspected adulteress. The mission seems simple enough?hang around, take a few pictures, sip a little bourbon. Except Barbara gets herself murdered right under Jake's nose. (more...)

VITL Board of Directors Elects New Chair and Appoints Four Board Members
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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COCK Opens 6/16 at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

 Called a "pugilistic, punch-drunk comedy" (DC Theatre Scene) and "A terrific comedy with an unprintable name" (New York Times), Mike Bartlett's Cock opens at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater June 16. The cast of Cock is Nicholas Carter, Lee Seymour, Madeleine Lambert and Christopher Chisholm, directed by Jeffry George.  (more...)

Velocity to Premiere New Season of Hit Series WHEELER DEALERS, 6/29
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Mechanical master Edd China and automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer are back at it finding, fixing and flipping secondhand autos from their new California shop on an all new season of the hit series WHEELER DEALERS. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Association Adds ELF THE MUSICAL, RAIN & More to 2016-17 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association announces the addition of several titles to the 2016-2017 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions. New titles include the return of humorist author DAVID SEDARIS and popular Beatles tribute band, RAIN. In addition to the previously announced ELF THE MUSICAL, illusionist Mike SUPER joins the Star Attractions lineup. Tickets will be available (see below for dates) at Ticket Center Stage, located in the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, by phone at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, and online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Wins at Obie and Helen Hayes Awards
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Ben Platt celebrate on social media. (more...)

Al Pacino & More Set for Foxwoods Resort Casino June Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast's premier entertainment destination, heats up with A-list comedians, concerts and family-friendly performances this summer beginning with a star-studded lineup of world-class entertainment this June. (more...)

Skinny Molly Joins Star-Studded 'Pepsi Rock the South' Festival Lineup This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Skinny Molly, dubbed "the band from the South to see" across the USA and Europe, has been added to the lineup of the 2016 Pepsi Rock The South Festival June 3rd and 4th in Cullman Alabama (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

bergenPAC to Present BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW WITH JESSIE'S GIRL, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

?Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Back to the Eighties Show With Jessie's Girl-Friday, July 8, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Zac Efron and Adam Devine Celebrate Brothers Day For MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES!
by Katricia Lang - May 24, 2016

Adam Devine and Zac Efron, who play the two hooligan brothers in Mike AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES, encourage you to celebrate #Brothersday. (more...)

CSC Delivers Solid Results in Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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The 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS to Make Television Debut on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

The 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS will make its television debut on the CBS Television Network. The ten-time Academy of Country Music Award-winning group Lady Antebellum will host the evening, dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the “51st Academy of Country Music Awards.” (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour Set
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In the midst of the world's largest yearlong celebration of Shakespeare, which brings 850 events to more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors throughout 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. In its fifth anniversary year, the FREE FOR ALL tour is the largest citywide event of the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare's delightful romantic comedy Twelfth Night tour to 19 neighborhood parks across the City, July 14-August 14, 2016. Adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly, this jubilant, music-infused production features some of Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry and riotously comedic characters-in a 75-minute theatrical event for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Lift Up Your Hands! Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Play Two Roles in the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Lena Hall will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as Yitzhak in the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). She will join previously-announced Darren Criss on the tour. (more...)

Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for ANNIE, JR. at Stages Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Stages Theatre Company (STC) presents the musical Annie, jr., directed by Sandy Boren-Barrett. This beloved musical is based on Little Orphan Annie (permission of The Media Tribune Services, Inc.,) book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Martin Charnin. (more...)

3rd Annual Wild West Comedy Festival Wraps in Nashville
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

This past week, Outback Concerts and Wild West Productions brought the biggest and brightest stars, as well as the hottest and most talked about up-and-comers, in comedy to Nashville. The third annual event, which is presented by Bud Light in association with Netflix and powered by SiriusXM, drew thousands of comedy fans to its over 30 shows at venues across Music City, including Ryman Auditorium, War Memorial Auditorium, TPAC's James K. Polk Theater, Zanies Nashville, Exit/In and Third Man Records. Performers included Jeff Foxworthy, Chris Tucker, TJ Miller, Trevor Noah, Kathy Griffin, Bill Burr, Miranda Sings and many more (full list below). (more...)

Scoop: SILICON VALLEY - June Episodes on HBO
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on SILICON VALLEY - June Episodes on HBO (more...)

Action Comedy VIGILANTE DIARIES Coming to Select Theaters & On iTunes 6/24
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2016

Anchor Bay Entertainment announces the release of the highly anticipated action-comedy film Vigilante Diaries, which will be released in select theaters and on iTunes on June 24, 2016, and On Demand, Blu-ray and DVD on July 5, 2016. (more...)

Ancestry Announces Closing of $2.6 Billion Silver Lake and GIC Strategic Investment
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Neuron ESB and CertainSafe Announce Partnership, New Security Integration for the Microsoft .NET Platform
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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WHEELER DEALERS Returns to Velocity Next Month
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Mechanical master Edd China and automotive valuation expert Mike Brewer are back at it finding, fixing and flipping secondhand autos from their new California shop on an all new season of the hit series WHEELER DEALERS. Since 2003 Brewer and China have searched internationally for an assortment of used cars with high profit potential. Now, they're setting their sights exclusively on America - the most CAR CRAZY nation in the world - in pursuit of the coolest rides to buy, restore, test drive and sell to up their profit totals. The all new season of WHEELER DEALERS begins Wednesday, June 29 at 9 PM ET/PT on Velocity when the guys tackle a true piece of automotive Americana - a 1968 Chevy Corvette C3. (more...)

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's ASSASSINS Assuredly Intrigues Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - his musical treatment of the history of presidential assassinations in America - remains one of the most compelling and intriguing works to be found in the musical theater canon, focusing on a veritable rogue's gallery of historic figures whose infamy lives on decades after their horrific actions first gained them the notoriety they so often pursued in their disparate, yet somehow weirdly connected, lives. (more...)

92Y to Host One-Night-Only Performance of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In honor of NYC Pride 2016, 92Y presents a one-night-only performance of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, the award-winning play written and performed by James Lecesne, directed by Tony Speciale, with original music by Spring Awakening's Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. The play has scenic design by Jo Winiarski, lighting design by Matt Richards, sound design by Christian Frederickson, projection design by Aaron Rhyne, original animation & photography by Matthew Sandager, and costumes by Paul Marlow. (more...)

General Cable Announces Agreement to Sell Its North American Automotive Ignition Wire Business
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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NBCSN Sets Upcoming NASCAR Coverage
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

 In advance of Sunday's trifecta of F1, IndyCar and NASCAR action, NBCSN's NASCAR America gears up coverage for the “Biggest Day in Motorsports.” The week is highlighted by Wednesday's 2017 NASCAR Hall of Fame class announcement on NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET and Friday's NASCAR America Motorsports Special, with injects from Indianapolis Motor Speedway and NBC Sports Group's Formula One team in Monaco, on-site for the F1 Monaco Grand Prix. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present A CHORUS LINE, 6/17-7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

 Tickets are already selling fast for A Chorus Line, Playhouse on Park's final mainstage show of season seven! Opening night is Friday, June 17 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception beforehand. (more...)

Interface Security Systems Teams with Speedway Motorsports to Provide Proximity Services to Fans at Charlotte Motor Speedway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Meadow Brook Theatre Wraps up its 50th Anniversary Season with FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre wraps up its golden anniversary season with "Forever Plaid" May 25 through June 19, 2016, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. "Forever Plaid" was written and originally directed and choreographed by Stuart Ross with music continuity supervision and arrangements by James Raitt. It was originally produced by Gene Wolsk. (more...)

Zane Lowe Premieres Speedy Ortiz' 'Emma O,' EP Out 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Speedy Ortiz premiered “Emma O”, the second track from their recently announced Foiled Again EP, with Zane Lowe's World First Exclusive on Apple Music today. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Telemundo & NBC Universo Announce Robust Lineup of New Programming for 2016-17
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

In conjunction with NBCUniversal's Upfront presentation, being held tomorrow at Radio City Music Hall, TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO announced a robust lineup of new programming for the 2016-2017 season (more...)

BWW Review: Gripping, Compelling and Explosive - HOSTAGES Explores The Heart of Darkness
by Herbert Paine - May 23, 2016

Todd Michael Isaac and Mike Traylor deliver riveting and captivating performances as two hostages, isolated in a sterile cell and united only by their shared Kafkaesque despair, in iTheatre Collaborative's gripping and compelling production of Yussef El Guindi's HOSTAGES. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 5 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBCSN presents a crucial Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Western Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET, as Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis Blues host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks with their best-of-7 series tied at two games apiece. (more...)

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