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Cast Complete for Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for HAMLET, featuring Golden Globe Award winner Oscar Isaac as the tormented Danish Prince. Directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold, HAMLET will begin previews on Tuesday, June 20 and run through Sunday, September 3 in the Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, July 13. (more...)

BWW Review: HENRY V at Little Theatre, University Of Adelaide
by - May 8, 2017

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BWW Review: NY OperaFest Shows COQ and BUTTERFLY as Works that Don't Go Away - They Get DayGlo-ed and Deconconstructed
by Richard Sasanow - May 26, 2017

There's lots going on in the world of opera in New York City, as shown by the gamut of offerings under the umbrella of the ongoing New York OperaFest, co-organized by the New York Opera Alliance and Opera America. In the last week, the New Opera NYC gave us a cockeyed look at Rimsky-Korsakov's LE COQ D'OR (THE GOLDEN COCKEREL), while Heartbeat Opera took an ax to Puccini, and gave us a 'Madama'-less BUTTERFLY. (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...)

Ten Ways to Style Your Wedding with Books from BoothandWilliams.com
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

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Rudray Yogalaya Offering 200-Hour Yoga Therapy Teacher Training in Rishikesh
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Rudray Yogalaya offers 200 hour yoga therapy teacher training course in the foothills of the great Himalayas, Rishikesh India. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kyle MacLachlan Returns for Showtime's TWIN PEAKS Event Series
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Directed entirely by David Lynch, the new series picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town were stunned when their homecoming queen Laura Palmer was shockingly murdered. (more...)

ALL OR NOTHING: The Mod Musical Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The sensational Mod musical All or Nothing is coming to the Exeter Northcott Theatre in June. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYTHING BETWEEN US, Finborough Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 2, 2017

In a captivating UK premiere, Sandra is preparing to take her seat on the first day of the Truth and Reconcilliation Commission for Northern Ireland at Stormont, when her estranged sister Teeni bursts in on a wave of racist and expletive-ridden anger. Everything Between Us is David Ireland's award-winning play, which follows the sisters for the next 70 minutes, as they wrestle with their own relationship, a brutal history of political violence and the seeming impossibility of resolution. (more...)

Andrew Litton Appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of Singapore Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

For almost forty years the Singapore Symphony Orchestra has been a sure source of good news about classical music. The world-class ensemble, hailed by the Guardian for its 'orchestral bravado', plays to packed houses at home under the baton of their Music Director Lan Shui, and has earned an enviable reputation overseas through its critically acclaimed tours and extensive discography. (more...)

BWW Review: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR, Duke of York's Theatre
by Jenny Gilbert - May 16, 2017

From The Sound of Music to Gareth Malone's The Choir, the redemptive power of choral singing has provided a wealth of feel-good stories. The discipline, the communal spirit, the beauty of the music bring out the best in everyone. Just not the 17-year-old pupils of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour, a fictional convent school in the Scottish coastal town of Oban. For them, the prospect of a trip to Edinburgh to compete in a choral competition is merely a chance to be off the leash for an afternoon and 'get mental'. (more...)

Return to Castle Rock in Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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CBS Cancels ODD COUPLE After 3 Seasons; Announces Pilot Pickups
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

CBS has cancelled the comedy series THE ODD COUPLE after three seasons. An adaptation of the Neil Simon play, the series starred Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. (more...)

Unisys Joins Top Echelon of Training Partners for Widely Used Scaled Agile Framework' (SAFe') for Enterprise Agile Software Deployment
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Birmingham Hippodrome
by Emma Cann - Jun 9, 2017

With a burst of passionate tango and an iconic 'click click', everyone's favourite kooky family has taken up residence at the Birmingham Hippodrome this week, the latest tour venue hosting the UK premiere of The Addams Family musical. A cult fan favourite, thanks to the wildly popular Nineties movies, The Addams Family step into the footlights for the first time. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Jun 8, 2017

DC is a topsy-turvy, satirical farce; or so it seems this morning. Happily, so is The School for Lies. At least The School for Lies is fiction and man, it felt good to laugh. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maegan Azar of INTIMATE APPAREL at Centre Stage
by Neil Shurley - Jun 6, 2017

'The play's text is so rich with details, and you really have to mine it, investigate it like a detective, to find everything out about your character that you can.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Betsy Padamonsky in the Farewell Tour of MAMMA MIA!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jun 5, 2017

Coming to the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans beginning tomorrow night is the show that brings us all of the music of ABBA, and all of the energy of a three month old puppy: MAMMA MIA! It tells the story of Sophie, a young woman who is the daughter of a single mother and taverna owner, who is about to get married to the love of her life and embark upon a new journey. She, like other brides, wants her father to walk her down the aisle and give her away, but there's just one problem… she doesn't know who her dad is! (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Present HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSE PASTIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Harry Potter has been celebrating his birthday with the fine folks of Hotsy Totsy Burlesque for many years now... so why should this year be any different? Nothing ever goes wrong when Harry, Hermoine and the rest show up... (more...)

BWW Review: Director Anne Kauffman Finally Hits Broadway With Scott McPherson's MARVIN'S ROOM
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2017

After thirteen years and eighteen directing credits for major Off-Broadway companies such as Playwrights Horizons, Vineyard, Lincoln Center Theatre and The New York Theatre Workshop, another accomplished New York stage talent, Anne Kauffman, takes her overdue Broadway bow with Roundabout's revival of Scott McPherson's 1990 darkly comic drama MARVIN'S ROOM. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN - An Entertaining Evening
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 29, 2017

Lake Travis Musical Theatre production, the iconic 1954 musical PETER PAN, makes for an entertaining evening. (more...)

Brockmans Summer Cocktails Celebrate The Season In Style
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Brockmans Gin, one of the UK's fastest growing super-premium gins, is celebrating summer in style with the debut of two deliciously original cocktails that compliment and enhance the botanicals and berries that combine to make Brockmans 'a gin like no other'. (more...)

BWW Review: Superb Performances Mark Beautifully Poetic THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by Michael Quintos - Jun 26, 2017

Fittingly, as most of the world celebrates Gay Pride month, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills is presenting an absorbing, beautifully-poetic production of playwright Alexi Kaye Campbell's drama THE PRIDE, which continues its Los Angeles-area premiere through July 9, 2017. Highly-stylized yet riveting and universally approachable, this new production of the play that originated in the UK features a superb cast smartly directed by the Wallis' Artist-in-Residence Michael Arden. (more...)

BWW Review: BARE - ATP's Youthful Pop Opera Stunningly Beautiful
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 19, 2017

Austin Theatre Project's current production BARE, playing at the Trinity Street Theatre, is a work of love and stunning beauty. (more...)

BWW Review: Sharr White's Thought-Provoking THE OTHER PLACE at Tampa Rep
by Peter Nason - Jun 15, 2017

A smart, sharply executed production of an exceptionally written play.  (more...)

The Rocketboys Announce New Summer Shows; 'Certain Circles' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Austin, Texas band The Rocketboys will be continuing their summer on the road with two new strings of dates in support of their new album, Certain Circles. Certain Circles is the anthemic indie band's third full-length album and first for new label CandyShop Recordings. (more...)

Tequila Avi'n And Waterford Partner To Launch The 'Avi'n Collection' Crystal Sipping Decanter Gift Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Tequila Avin, Voted World's Best Tasting Tequila, has partnered with Waterford, renowned for the finest quality crystal, to create the Avin Collection, a limited-edition, luxury decanter gift set. The collection includes both a fine crystal decanter and pair of crystal rocks glasses. The exclusive set was designed to provide tequila enthusiasts with a truly elevated sipping experience, helping aficionados enjoy the full aromas and flavors of this exemplary spirit. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser of BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Jun 12, 2017

???????BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL arrives in Madison this week. I spoke with cast member Ben Fankhauser, who broke onto the Broadway stage in the original cast of NEWSIES THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Musical Theatre Sensation ALL OR NOTHING Heads To Chester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

All Or Nothing, the new Small Faces musical sensation, is heading to Chester's newest arts venue as part of its latest UK tour. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 1, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, June 1, 2017 - or, as we like to call it #TheaterThursday, 'June is busting out all over…' as a song from Carousel reminds us, and there's no better way to kick off a new month than by planning our theater outings for the weekend! Tomorrow night at Cumberland County Playhouse, the company, cast and crew unveil the 2017 model of Smoke on the Mountain, which marks the 24th year of the musical playing in Crossville. Weslie Webster directs and her cast includes Daniel W. Black and Lauren Marshall as Sanders family father and mother Burl and Vera. (more...)

CE Week Exhibits to Feature the Hottest New Products in Consumer Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

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Small Faces Musical ALL OR NOTHING Returns To Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

ALL OR NOTHING, the Small Faces musical sensation, will tour the UK from September 2017 on its third major outing.  The show, which opened to critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations at the Vaults Theatre in London in March 2016 before heading out on the first of two UK tours, announced this week that total ticket sales had topped over £1 million.  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- A Waste Land
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2017

BWW speaks to Eri Borlaug about bringing A Waste Land to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

ALL OR NOTHING Announces Third UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

ALL OR NOTHING, the Small Faces musical sensation, will tour the UK from September 2017 on its third major outing. The show, which opened to critical acclaim and nightly standing ovations at the Vaults Theatre in London in March 2016 before heading out on the first of two UK tours, announced this week that total ticket sales had topped over £1 million. (more...)

BWW Review: SAUCY JACK AND THE SPACE VIXENS Just Need Disco at Obsidian Theater
by Brett Cullum - Jul 14, 2017

It's freaky and fun! Glittery boots, lots of variations on sex and preference, and even a stripper pole front and center means this one is not gonna be a light family musical. If the phrase 'think BARBARELLA meets ROCKY HORROR' makes you shiver in anticipation, then reserve your seats now. (more...)

BWW Review: TOUCH, Soho Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 14, 2017

Neat freaks beware: Touch is your ultimate nightmare. This latest offering from DryWrite, the company that launched the now stratospheric Fleabag, centres on another woman with a chaotic personal life - this time, mirrored by the symphony of filth that is her cramped bedsit. (more...)

More Than 50 Playwrights, Directors & Dramaturgs Set for 2017 MFA Workshop at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, will co-present the 12th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

BWW Review: YANK!, Charing Cross Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 11, 2017

With this year's Pride still fresh in Londoners' minds, there couldn't be a more appropriate time for Joseph and David Zellnik's musical about gay US soldiers in World War Two to open in central London. It runs not far away from another high profile LGBT production, Rotterdam, which will finish its short run this weekend. (more...)

BWW Review: A Clash of Perfectly Opposed Titans in THE NICETIES at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 11, 2017

A two-fisted drama of ideas, The Niceties may well leave you devastated, and will certainly send you out talking. Itwill keep you thinking and probably angry, regardless of where you come down on the issues very articulately debated in it. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Thinking Drinkers
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 11, 2017

BWW speaks to the Thinking Drinkers about their 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show History of Alcohol. (more...)

Fit Food Finds: HFACTOR Hydrogen Infused Water
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 10, 2017

HFactor, the functional water brand is poised to start a real hydrogen-hydration movement in the market. (more...)

Acer's New Ultra-slim All-in-One Aspire Desktops Shape the Contemporary Home
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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BWW Review: OBSESSION, Barbican
by Marianka Swain - Apr 26, 2017

'Everybody wants passion,' says Ivo van Hove in the programme interview for his latest show, but in both tone and aesthetic, his take on this doomed romance is less red-hot fire of ardour, more the cold, grey ash left in the wake of a consuming flame. It's intermittently beautiful and thoughtful, but lacks the necessary fervour that binds lover to lover, and audience to material. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Enters Final Weeks at Vagabond Players
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The sidesplitting production of The Odd Couple  at Vagabond Players runs just two more weeks, closing on May 7th. This Neil Simon comic gem is a complete crowd pleaser. When neurotic Neat-freak Felix Ungar moves into sarcastic and sloppy Oscar Madison's shambles of an apartment, their clash of temperaments ignites an evening of unceasing hilarity.  Tickets are going fast--Sunday, April 30, is virtually sold out. (more...)

Review Roundup: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2017

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical RAGTIME, the dazzling new musical ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920's, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family. (more...)

New and Noteworthy: AMERICAN BORN BOURBON
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 22, 2017

American Born Bourbon is a very pleasing spirit, blended and bottled in Nashville, Tennessee. The brand's special combination of corn and rye is fast becoming a whiskey lover's favorite. Serve it Neat, on the rocks or simply mixed with your favorite cola. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere New Original Movie LOVE AT THE SHORE, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Principal photography began in Georgia this week on LOVE AT THE SHORE, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, July 29 (9 p.m. ET/PT). 'Love At the Shore' stars Amanda Righetti ('Colony,' 'The Mentalist') and Peter Porte ('Baby Daddy,' 'The Young and the Restless'). (more...)

Brockmans Gin Celebrates Spring With Tea And Cake
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Brockmans Gin is celebrating spring with the debut of two deliciously original cocktails reminiscent of Britain's 4 o'clock tea tradition but which are distinctly after dark concoctions. Find more inspired Brockmans cocktail suggestions at www.brockmansgin.com. (more...)

New Comedy Debate SCI FIGHT Premieres at Spotted Mallard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Now announcing the debut of SCI FIGHT, a new science comedy debate event at the Spotted Mallard (home of the Laborastory). (more...)

Ruth's Chris Steak House To Host Exclusive, Pairing Dinner With Johnnie Walker Whisky
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

PRNewswire/ Pioneer of the TasteMaker tradition, Ruth's Chris Steak House is serving an exceptional, five-course dining experience featuring the whiskies of Johnnie Walker. Hosted exclusively at Ruth's Chris Steak House locations across the nation on April 27, the dinner will be the third in a series of acclaimed TasteMaker Dinners. (more...)

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