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230 W. 49th St.

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CHAMBER POT OPERA Returns to the Ladies' Powder Room
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Fresh from an acclaimed sell-out season at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, bontom Productions is bringing Chamber Pot Opera back to the Ladies' Powder Room of the Queen Victoria Building for a limited return season from June 4. (more...)

Imagine Dragons To Release New Album 'Evolve' 6/23; Evolve Tour Coming This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will release their third album, Evolve, on June 23rd via KIDinaKORNER / Interscope Records. The band will also bring its electrifying live show to arenas across North America this fall with the Evolve Tour, produced by Live Nation. (more...)

Justin Sayre's Solo Play 'THE LAMENTABLE TALE OF A DOG' to Debut in High Line's 'Out of Line' Series
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Lamentable Tale of a Dog; as told by Beppo, formerly of the Castaglioni company of Padua - the new and timely solo work by outrageous writer/performer Justin Sayre - will debut on Thursday, May 18 at 9:00 PM as part of the High Line "Out of Line" event series. (more...)

Fatherhood Has Put Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner in a Funky Mood
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Delivering on his promise to “Evolve,” the title of Jackiem Joyner's last soul-jazz album, the saxophonist became a father since his 2014 release, an elation-inducing experience that informs the music he wrote and produced for his new Artistry Music set, “Main Street Beat,” due June 30. The first single from the funky, dance inspiring, Motown-influenced session that will be shipped to radio this month is the exultant “Trinity,” named for Joyner's first child whose presence on the track is voiced by Steve Oliver's incandescent acoustic guitar.  (more...)

BWW Review: 1,600 Words About Why You Should Go See SPAMALOT At Studio Tenn
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2017

Whether it's seeing Matt Logan as King Arthur galumphing around onstage, as if astride a horse with Garris Wimmer not far behind providing the necessary sound effects with two halves of one empty coconut shell, or watching Jake Speck, as a feckless wannabe Knight of the Round Table, crap his pants anytime he hears a threatening sound or encounters the menacing Black Knight (or anyone else who might say 'boo' to the goose who is Sir Robin), or any other manner of zany characters who find themselves right smack in the middle of the most ridiculous of situations - Monty Python's Spamalot, now in an altogether splendid production from Studio Tenn, will supply you with plenty of laughs and/or the fodder to keep you amusingly sated until the next time you need a good guffaw or two. (more...)

Anais Chalendard presents Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

ANAIS CHALENDARD, principal dancer of the Boston Ballet, will be a member of the faculty for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program which will take place on June 5, 6 & 7, 2017 in Allen, Texas. (more...)

ANON(YMOUS) by Naomi Iizuka to Open Next Week at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

ANON(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka will be performed at Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater, 128 Washington St. by the Teen Company opening on May 11th and closing on May 20th. (more...)

Barefoot & Company Named NARI 2017 National CotY Winner
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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Benetrends Financial Announces Key Employee Promotions
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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Carla O'Brien Brings NEON NIGHT GARDEN to QV Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

From 17 May to 16 June, an outdoor garden gallery of interactive neon art installations will transform QV Melbourne and its laneways, vibrant by day and glowing bright at night. (more...)

ALADDIN's Stanley Martin Returns to The Metropolitan Room with a New Show this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Stanley Martin has been performing onstage since the age of five and professionally since the age of 10. He is  currently ,as well as the original Broadway cast member,  in the Hit Broadway musical 'Aladdin'.  (more...)

MIRROR MIRROR to Embark on a Sparkly Tour this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Mud packs, make-up brushes and Mirrors are at the ready for a beauty parlour experience like no other when acclaimed young people's theatre company Oily Cart head out on a regional UK tour this summer from June 12th, with their sweet smelling and sparkly production of MIRROR MIRROR. (more...)

Whitney Biennial 2017: Best Performance Artist 'Seb-The Younger' By Barry Kostrinsky
by Barry Kostrinsky - May 24, 2017

There is so much wrong with the Whitney Biennial I hardly know where to start. The every two year show of American artists is anything but that. I asked someone if the last biennial was two or three years ago and they quipped back it is a biennial, it was two years ago. Actually it was three years ago. The museum truthfully tells they were not ready for the show in the new building and gave themselves an extra year. lyingly they say it took the curators a long time to visit all the studios across the country. The exhibit is suppose to be of American artists. What is an American artist these days? Indeed a good 30% don't live nor work in the US. I don't find much use for national cheering in exhibitions but if you claim to be American have only American cheese, no matter how inferior it is to Gruyere. And what is the title of the exhibit? There is none. Indeed such a disperse group of artists makes a title hard to stick to many of the members, maybe a good title would  be,' Politically, Financially and Socially correct enough to make it here'. (more...)

The Wallis Names Michael Nemeroff New Board Chairman
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Businessman and philanthropist Michael A. Nemeroff will take the helm as Chairman of the Board of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts effective September 27, 2017. (more...)

Crested Butte Music Festival Kicks Off Season with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, NYC DJ Johnny Dynell, and Vocal Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) in the picturesque mountains of Colorado kicks off its 21st season with the first performances of the summer. CBMF's season, entitled “Identity Unmasked,” will explore identity and its revelation or masking. The Crested Butte Opera Studio vocalists showcase their artistry in a recital on June 23; Famed NYC DJ and club impresario Johnny Dynell  leads a night of masked dancing on June 24; Members of the Crested Butte Opera Studio will present Cabaret Bleu, an evening of music from the American Songbook on June 27; Mark O'Connor – perhaps the greatest fiddler of all time – offers two concerts with his family on June 28 and 29; and the Swallow Hill Bluegrass Kids Camp offers five days of immersive music instruction. (more...)

2U, Inc. to Acquire GetSmarter
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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2U, Inc. to Acquire GetSmarter
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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BWW CD Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Multifaceted and Riveting
by David Clarke - May 19, 2017

Inspired by a 70-page sliver of the sprawling 1215-page tome War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, Dave Malloy's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is an all-encompassing feat of musical theater. Now, Reprise Records has released the sterling and elaborate NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording). (more...)

InProximity Theatre Company's Project W Theatre Festival to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

InProximity Theatre Company, a New York City-based theater production company, is proud to present the first edition of Project W Theatre Festival, a multi-day play reading event featuring new plays written and directed by women. Taking place over five days (June 6 - 10, 2017), the Festival will include a distinctive group of plays, all written and directed by women. Cherry Lane Theatre, located at 38 Commerce Street, will serve as the exclusive venue for all readings. (more...)

Kiehl's Since 1851 and Art Production Fund Present Seated Ballerina by Jeff Koons on view May 12 - June 2, 2017 at Rockefeller Center
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

Kiehl's Since 1851 and Art Production Fund are pleased to present Jeff Koons's Seated Ballerina, a large-scale public art installation, hosted by Tishman Speyer at Rockefeller Center from May 12 June 2, 2017. The inflatable nylon sculpture stands 45 feet high and depicts a seated ballerina from the artist's iconic Antiquity series. (more...)

Cast Change Announced for San Francisco Opera's DON GIOVANNI
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Don Giovanni at the War Memorial Opera House beginning Sunday, June 4 through Friday, June 30 for eight performances. In a cast change announced today, Uruguayan bass-baritone Erwin Schrott and American bass Erik Anstine will sing the role of Leporello. Both artists are making their first appearances with San Francisco Opera and stepping in for previously scheduled bass Marco Vinco, who has withdrawn from the production for health reasons. Schrott is scheduled to sing the first six performances and Anstine the last two. (more...)

Lips to Bring Drag Spice to 2017 Tony Awards Season with TWISTED BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The 2017 Tony Awards are Sunday, June 11th, and Lips, New York's ultimate drag show palace and restaurant, is celebrating the Great White Way as only it can, combining Broadway's best tunes with unique drag spice! (more...)

Chris Evans to Lead All-Star Cast in Gideon Raff's THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT
by Movies News Desk - May 11, 2017

Chris Evans will head a star studded ensemble cast in writer/director Gideon Raff's THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT, it was announced by producers Aaron L. Gilbert of Bron Studios and Alexandra Milchan of EMJAG Productions. (more...)

Tove Styrke Releases 'Say My Name' Official Video
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Today, Swedish recording artist Tove Styrke releases the video for her new single 'Say My Name” via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. The colorful and bright visual was directed by Daniel Skoglund and produced by Tim Mardell (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Imagine Dragons to Perform at 2017 TrevorLIVE Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons and Broadway star Shoshana Bean are set to perform at the TrevorLIVE New York fundraising gala June 19 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, The Trevor Project announced today. (more...)

ELECTRIC MIRROR LAUNCHES AVA, THE PERFECT MIRROR FOR MAKEUP APPLICATION
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Singer/Songwriter Lara Bello Relesases New CD 'Sikame'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Arriving at a time of often loud, high-pitched debate, Sikame, the new recording by Spanish singer/ songwriter Lara Bello, makes a subtle but powerful statement about borders and immigrants. (more...)

Pianist Yael Weiss Performs Beethoven and Premieres by Schoenfield and Chihara at Bargemusic
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

With an eye towards 2020, the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth, award-winning pianist Yael Weiss has embarked upon 'A Beethoven Odyssey,' a project that combines the complete set of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas with newly commissioned compositions related to them. (more...)

State Farm Agent Meridth Lamas Helping Empower Women Via Purses
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Coffee House Presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Coffee House presents Joshua Radin and Rachael Yamagata at Boulder Theater on July 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Both Inspiring And Enlightening, THE CHAPEL PERILOUS Is A Wonderful Expression of An Australian Woman's Journey Of Self Discovery
by Jade Kops - Apr 30, 2017

Dorothy Hewett's partly biographical story of a young woman's quest to find herself is presented with raw heart and honesty in Carissa Licciardello's production of THE CHAPEL PERILOUS. (more...)

Rigby & Peller - Redefining How Women Shop Lingerie
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD is a Hilarious Offering to Partake Of
by David Edward Perry - Apr 28, 2017

Laughs are bountiful in AN ACT OF GOD at Terrific New Theatre in Birmingham. (more...)

16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Juried Awards
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 16th Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its competition categories at the awards ceremony tonight at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. (more...)

American Sustainable Business Council Launches Nationwide Campaign Of 128 U.S. Companies To Reform Health Care, Premieres New Documentary On Prescription Drug Pricing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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BWW Review: CURIOUS INCIDENT... at TPAC Could Change Your Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2017

The power of theater to transport and to transform is felt most acutely - experienced most vividly - in Simon Stephens' play Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based upon the novel of the same name by Mark Haddon, now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday. The winner of multiple Tony Awards from its Broadway run and numerous Olivier Awards for its London production, it is one of the most involving, most intricately crafted and thoroughly immersive theater experiences one could hope to have - and it is quite unlike anything you've ever seen before. (more...)


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BWW Review: ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND, The Vaults
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Apr 26, 2017

Following the sell-out run in 2015 at The Vaults deep under Waterloo Station, Les Enfants Terribles' and ebp bring their Olivier award nominated Alice's Adventures Underground back to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's beloved book. Less like a gentle retelling of the story and more like experiencing falling down the rabbit hole yourself, Alice's Adventures Underground is a more grown up way to immerse yourself in this fantastic story. (more...)

Amazon Best-Selling Historic Thriller Author Says Truth & Fiction Are Starting To Resemble Each Other
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Yellow Claw Unveil 'City on Lockdown' Music Video ft. Juicy J + Lil Debbie
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

YELLOW CLAW has released the music video to their trap single “City on Lockdown,” which features a collaboration with rappers Juicy J and Lil Debbie. (more...)

Custom Made Stages World Premiere Adaptation of Vonnegut's MOTHER NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Once again, Custom Made Theatre brings a Kurt Vonnegut novel to the stage with the world premiere of Brian Katz's adaptation of Vonnegut's third and highly celebrated novel, Mother Night. (more...)

New Victory Slates Free VICTORY DANCE Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

This July, The New Victory Theater will present its fourth season of Victory Dance, the theater's initiative to provide FREE dance performances to kids in New York City day camps, school and youth programs over the summer. (more...)

New Data Reveals Senior Housing and Care Costs Not Spiraling Out of Control
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: SUPERIOR DONUTS at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler - Apr 24, 2017

In this day and age, race and social class are very challenging topics to discuss. Everyone has an opinion, and many are unafraid to share it. These clashing views can sometimes render these subjects somewhat taboo, but Oyster Mill Playhouse is choosing to bring these tricky topics to light. With a touch of humor and heart, their current production of SUPERIOR DONUTS is one that speaks to the genuine power of friendship and empathy, while giving the audience a laugh or two along the way. (more...)

Mila Kunis Kicks Off Chicago Cubs Partnership with JIM BEAM GAME 7 BATCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Kicking off their first season as Official Bourbon of the Chicago Cubs, Jim Beam Bourbon is releasing Jim Beam "Game 7 Batch," a limited edition expression and commemorative label featuring bourbon that completed its 4 years of barrel maturation the history-making date of the Cubs' Game 7 World Championship game last fall and set aside for release in the 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINSLOW BOY at Irish Classical Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Apr 24, 2017

A family's desire for wealth is at odds with it's desire for honor in Terence Rattigan's intriguing THE WINSLOW BOY now on stage at the Irish Classical Theatre. (more...)

Happy 50th Anniversary, PETA!
by Jude Buot - Apr 21, 2017

Singkuwenta (which means 50 in Filipino), Philippine Educational Theater Association's (PETA) 50th-anniversary concert (April 7, 8) proves that this theater company is showing no signs of aging, and still is as relevant and viable as ever. For a two-night anniversary concert, the creative team crafted an efficient way to look back at 50 years' worth of stories of struggles and triumphs, yet not falling into the predictable route of showcasing just about every song they have in their catalog. Yes, it was a bit of a history lesson, except it was told through a dynamic staging of cleverly chosen repertoire. (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces Details of Dubussy's PELLEAS AND MELISANDE, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Möst announce further details of their new production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande, including the complete three-part series of behind-the-scenes production videos.  The impressionistic French opera, with its luminous and hypnotic score, is being presented at Severance Hall May 2, 4, and 6, 2017.  The creative team for this brand-new, made-for-Cleveland production is being led by Director Yuval Sharon working with Set Designer Mimi Lien, Lighting and Projection Designer Jason Thompson, Choreographer Danielle Agami, and Costume Designer Ann Closs-Farley. (more...)

ApplePie Capital Announces Next Steps in Transforming Franchise Finance with Appointment of Chief Development Officer and Franchise Finance Company Acquisition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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