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PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

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Artistic Pioneers, Mavericks and Rebels Line Up for 'Where Are We Now?' as Part of Hull 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The first events and artistic collaborators for Where Are We Now?, a new festival presented by avant-garde art collective and provocateurs Neu! Reekie! as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, have been announced today. The festival will take place from 2 until 4 June 2017 with the first events on sale now at www.hull2017.co.uk. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard - Nov 30, 2016

The holidays came early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they present the blissful Irving Berlin tuner 'White Christmas' through December 18. This cheerful old fashioned Broadway musical is based on the classic Paramount motion picture starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song and dance men searching for stardom while looking for love on the way. Misunderstandings, mayhem, and mountains of mistletoe all ensure an endearing love story and the happiest holiday for all. (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: REP's 'A Little Princess' Pulls Out All The Stops
by Robert Encila - Nov 29, 2016

Repertory Philippines' (REP) 49th season culminates with a musical adaptation of A Little Princess, Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1905 children's novel. Just in time for the holidays, REP's offering comes in a mixed bag of splendor and disenchantment. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lisa Dillon On LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

Actress Lisa Dillon's numerous stage credits include King John at Rose Theatre, Kingston, Hapgood at Hampstead Theatre, Design for Living at the Old Vic, The Knot of the Heart at the Almeida, and The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC. She's back with the RSC playing Rosaline and Beatrice in Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing respectively. The acclaimed double bill, set either side of the First World War, begins previews at Theatre Royal Haymarket on 9 December. (more...)

Rover Dramawerks Opens 17th Season with THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Rover Dramawerks kicks off their 17th Season with the comedy, Things My Mother Taught Me by Katherine diSavino. Performances will be at Rover's theatre in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. Performances run January 12 through February 4, 2017 on Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr Presents [PORTO] by Kate Benson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is thrilled to present the world premiere of [PORTO] by Kate Benson and directed by Lee Sunday Evans, their follow-up to the Obie Award-winning A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes. (more...)

Jewish Women's Theatre Names Millennial Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Twelve talented millennial actors, writers, producers, and directors have been selected from a pool of nearly 50 applicants to take part in the Jewish Women's Theatre's (JWT) NEXT @ The Braid Arts Council, a new initiative made possible by a $150,000 Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation), with $15,000 in additional funding recently awarded by the Erwin Rautenberg Foundation, which consults with The Foundation on its grantmaking. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban Talks GREAT COMET; Performs 'Merry Little Christmas' Live on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Josh Groban stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to discuss making his Broadway debut in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET, currently running at New York City's Imperial Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peggy Yates
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 28, 2016

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HBO to Premiere Documentary RISKY DRINKING, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This holiday season, HBO and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism present RISKY DRINKING, which challenges viewers to recognize when their drinking may be putting them at risk and offers information that could help millions of Americans lead healthier lives. (more...)

MOUSE KING Returns to Mandelstam Theater for a Fourth Consecutive Holiday Season Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Mouse King time is here again. For the fourth year in a row, the family-friendly holiday favorite written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning composer Jim Camacho returns to The Mandelstam Theater. (more...)

CYBER MONDAY Roundup: A Guide to Online Theatre Discounts Around the Country!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

The rush of Black Friday is behind us, but tomorrow companies will turn to digital deals and sales hoping to reel in holiday customers-and the entertainment industry is no exception! BroadwayWorld's rounded up 25 of the most exciting Cyber Monday deals from across the country, so you can save on live theatre, cabaret, dance, and classic music from the comfort of your couch. Check out the deals below, and let us know in the comments and on social media which ones we missed-and which ones you end up using! (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi in ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's gala benefit performance of Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Doesn't Know Why BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is Being Remade
by Alan Henry - Nov 25, 2016

Angela Lansbury recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss the upcoming remake of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. (more...)

HALF A SIXPENCE Extends Booking To April 2017
by Marianka Swain - Nov 24, 2016

Following rave reviews for both the show and its leading man Charlie Stemp, Cameron Mackintosh announced today that booking for the Cameron Mackintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre production of HALF A SIXPENCE at the Noel Coward Theatre has been extended to 22 April 2017. Tickets are priced from £12.50 to £77.50. A limited number of £20 seats are released each day from 10am in person at the box office. (more...)

Lost & Found Productions to Present Final Show of Inaugural Season, 4 X'MAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Join Lost & Found Productions for a holiday treat you'll never forget! Enjoy four different holiday stories unlike anything you've seen before. From a couple who rekindles their love at an office party to Kris Kringle's annual visit to a Jewish nursing home and even a story told from the point of view of the holiday decorations themselves - this holiday offering has it all. (more...)

Scoop: DISNEY PREP AND LANDING on ABC - Thursday, December 15, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on DISNEY PREP AND LANDING, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 15, 2016! (more...)

Boston Gay Men's Chorus to Present JINGLE ALL THE WAY Holiday Concert of Reimagined Carols
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Boston Gay Men's Chorus (BGMC) will present Jingle All the Way, a holiday concert of traditional carols reimagined, beloved classic Christmas songs, and contemporary works from Grammy-winning composer Craig Hella Johnson and others -- all wrapped up in BGMC's signature blend of class and camp. (more...)

A JOHN WATERS CHRISTMAS at Ridgefield Playhouse
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 22, 2016

Like a wayward Santa for the Christmas obsessed, T Presents brings the legendary filmmaker John Waters (Hairspray, Pink Flamingos) to Ridgefield!  Waters will perform an unforgettable night of holiday mischief with his critically acclaimed one man show, A John Waters Christmas at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Monday, December 19 at 8 pm.  Waters pokes fun at the holiday season with adult-appropriate humor, effectively "putting the X in Xmas," developing a show for the open minded and slightly left-of-center audience.  Torn between capitalism and anarchy, Waters offers his hilariously incisive take on "Christmas crazy," spreading his subversive yuletide cheer and lunacy. (more...)

Boxing Champion Andre Ward Trains With New Monster iSport Fitness Headphones
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Monster, creator of the critically acclaimed line of iSport Fitness headphones referred to as the Athlete's Headphone is proud to announce the latest contenders to expand its iSport Headphone line. Monster teamed up with two-weight world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) to launch the line as he prepared for his showdown with Sergey Kovalev. Ward trained with iSport in the run-up to the fight against Kovalev. The line includes a complete range of models, including four new wireless and three new wired options to suit all preferences, style choices and budget requirements ranging in price from $29.95 to $199.95. (more...)

T3 Motion, Inc. Sees Rise in Sales of T3 Motion TG-7 Ballistic Vest Impact Pad to Police Agencies
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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New Children's Book by Terry Paul LaFargue is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Many people have heard the traditional version of the first Christmas Eve as relayed in the Bible, but a new children's book released by Dog Ear Publishing puts a new spin on the age-old story. In Terry Paul LaFargue's version, an angel named Cerina relays this story about her two children, Gabriella and Gabriel, two young angels on shooting stars who help celebrate the birth of Jesus. In 'The Very First Christmas Stocking and the Gifts of the Seven Coins,' three families join in a story about sharing joy, gifts and excitement for this tale that begins on the very first Christmas Eve and continues through the very first Christmas Day. A shepherd and his five children are minding sheep, admiring a big, beautiful star in the night sky over the nearby town of Bethlehem when they get an unexpected visit from a pair of angels who have come down from their heavenly home. Although their arrival causes some chaos, the angels reassure the family they are in no danger. Everyone decides to visit Jesus, a baby newly born in a manager in Bethlehem, but the shepherd family frets that they have no gifts to bring. The angels present them with seven special coins that start out blank but eventually symbolize what is in each person's heart: sharing, truth and integrity, friendship, forgiveness, joy and laughter and - the greatest gift of all - love. Their coins fit into a beautiful stocking Mary made for her baby. The walk home inspires a new song, 'Ms. Carroll's Noel,' that springs to their minds and all start singing. When they arrive back home, the sun is coming up on the world's very first Christmas Day. Although the two angels must leave for home, the shepherd family finds Christmas gifts waiting for them in their home. This charming book shares the lesson that gifts from the heart are always the best because they come from a place of sincerity. It also offers a glimpse into the total wonder of the Christmas experience and its importance to families of all kinds and the author's gift of great value with this story about the very first Christmas and the adventure that is just beginning. LaFargue loved Christmas as a child and decided five years ago to write a short story about it, inspired by his daughter Taylor Lee - who was born just days after Christmas - and her joy, anticipation and love that flowed each moment of the holiday. He hopes readers will find a place within the story and join in what he calls a 'never-ending seasonal adventure.' 'The story I have created and authored is the first ever Christmas story written that is conveyed through the eyes as well as through the interactions of each of the characters in the story as they make their way along this wonderful, magical and intriguing adventure,' LaFargue writes. 'I have laced the original Christmas nativity story with a touch of modern-day celebration style plus a hint of modern day life for a quick connect.' Kathryn Harper created the colorful illustrations for the book. Despite loving to draw, Harper didn't consider turning her hobby into a career until 2012 when she illustrated a short story for her brother. She lives in Wanaka, a small town in Southern Alps, New Zealand, and has two children. 'I have often though it would be fun to be involved in a Christmas book, as there is so much magic and joy surrounding this time of year,' she writes. 'I love the mix of tradition and imagination that Terry has woven together, and have thoroughly enjoyed playing my part in the creation of what I think is a truly magical Christmas story.' For additional information, please visit www.theVeryFirstChristmasStocking.com The Very First Christmas Stocking and the Gifts of the Seven Coins Terry Paul LaFargue Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4840-6 110 pages $18.99 US Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. About Dog Ear Publishing, LLC Dog Ear Publishing offers completely customized self-publishing services for independent authors. We provide cost-effective, fast, and highly profitable services to publish and distribute independently published books. Our book publishing and distribution services reach worldwide. Dog Ear authors retain all rights and complete creative control throughout the entire self-publishing process. Dog Ear Publishing reviews services and other book marketing services are available to connect great content with interested readers. Self-publishing services are available globally at www.dogearpublishing.net and from our offices in Indianapolis. Dog Ear Publishing - self-publishing that actually makes sense. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

This holiday season, sponsored in part by NY's 529 College Savings Program Direct Plan, The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center presents Irving Berlin's White Christmas, running now through December 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE FIRST NOEL Lifts the Spirit at the Ensemble Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Nov 21, 2016

BWW Review: THE FIRST Noel Heals and Steals the Heart at the Ensemble Theatre (more...)

Josh Groban Releases Holiday Song 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Multiplatinum recording artist Josh Groban releases the holiday song 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' on Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

A&E to Premiere Season Two of Gritty Drama Series GANGLAND UNDERCOVER, 12/8
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

A&E Network will premiere season two of the intense scripted series GANGLAND UNDERCOVER, inspired by Charles Falco's 2013 memoir, Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America's Deadliest Biker Gangs on Thursday, December 8 (more...)

BWW Review: SONG ABOUT HIMSELF Confounds at Catastrophic Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Nov 18, 2016

SONG ABOUT HIMSELF is a linguistic fantasia set inside of the chatroom of a post-apocalyptic social network. This is intellectual sci-fi drama played on a sparse set and focused on how we connect as humans and machines. There are ghosts here on both sides of humanity's line, and language suffers the most as a result. (more...)

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Handel's MESSIAH with Providence Singers, 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes the Providence Singers to the stage for their tenth joint performance of Handel's Messiah. Providence Singers Artistic Director Christine Noel takes the podium as guest conductor for this perennial favorite holiday concert. The performance features a family-friendly start time of 7:00pm on Saturday, December 10 at The VETS in Providence.  Soloists include soprano Margot Rood, mezzo-soprano Christina English, tenor Marcio de Oliveira and bass Nicholas Laroche. (more...)

The Adobe Theater to Stage Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

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TSO Recording of Handel's MESSIAH Released by Chandos
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Just in time for the Christmas season, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) launches its latest recording, Messiah. (more...)

BWW Review: HALF A SIXPENCE, Noel Coward Theatre, 17 November 2016
by Marianka Swain - Nov 18, 2016

This Sixties Tommy Steele vehicle is joyfully reborn in another Chichester Festival Theatre musical triumph, now comfortably ensconced in the West End. The unstoppable George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have seamlessly renewed and added to David Heneker's original score, and Julian Fellowes has done the same for Beverley Cross's book, giving this gently passe show a smart new suit of clothes. (more...)

Los Robles Master Chorale Presents A JOYFUL NOISE!, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Los Robles Master Chorale (LRMC), one of Southern California's premier choirs, caps the holiday season with "A Joyful Noise!", a family-friendly concert led by Artistic Director Lesley Leighton showcasing John Rutter's ebullient Gloria and a LRMC-commissioned world premiere by Jasper Randall, as well as holiday gems and favorite Christmas carols, on Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4 pm, at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Present Holiday Organ Spectacular
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Revel in the joy and splendor of the holidays with the resounding voice of the William J. Gillespie Concert Organ-the visual focal point of the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall-during Pacific Symphony's annual "Holiday Organ Spectacular." (more...)

Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Left Bank Writers Retreat, a small-group six-day writing workshop and literary tourism experience held in Paris each June, has some great gift ideas for the hard-to-buy-for writers on holiday shopping lists. 'Of course you can't beat a chance to find writing inspiration in Paris firsthand,' says Left Bank Writers Retreat founder and director Darla Worden, 'so we have to suggest tuition for our Paris retreat as a starting point.' (more...)

Gabriel 'Fluffy' Iglesias Announces World Tour to Celebrate 20 Years of Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Celebrating his 20th year in standup comedy Gabriel Iglesias will launch a new world comedy tour kicking off in February 2017, Gabriel Iglesias FluffyMania World Tour: 20 Years of Comedy. The tour will include brand new material and will be presented by Icon Concerts and A Comic Soul. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, November 18, 2016 at 10am ET/PT. The tour will kick off in Dallas February 2nd and will include stops in Las Vegas, Orlando, Houston, Detroit, and will extend across the Atlantic to Europe, marking his 4thEuropean tour.  For more info on tour dates please visit: Fluffyguy.com.  (more...)

Harbor Shores Announces Centerpiece Waterfront Development
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

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Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

Christine Ebersole to Launch Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series will return to San Francisco for the 2017 season. Kicking off the series will be Broadway star and two-time Tony winner for 'Grey Gardens' and '42nd Street' Christine Ebersole, on January 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

The Gateway Announces Holiday Spectacular On Ice
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Capture the magic of the season as The Gateway magically transforms Patchogue Theatre's stage into an ice rink for The Gateway's Holiday Spectacular On Ice.  This enchanting musical celebration opens Thursday, December 15 and runs through January 1. Kids' tickets are half price! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mickey & Ian Are On the Run on Next SHAMELESS
by - Dec 5, 2016

On the next episode of SHAMELESS, Fiona sees a business opportunity as Kev and V attempt to start a new chapter. (more...)

Phil Vassar Returns to Indian Ranch in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Indian Ranch announced that Phil Vassar will return to Webster, MA on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.  The announcement comes  in conjunction with today's  release of Phil's brand new album, American Soul. (more...)

BWW Review: Roxy's THE HAPPY ELF Spins A Jazz-Flavored Tale
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 1, 2016

With a cheerful attitude that knows no bounds, Eubie - the happiest elf at the North Pole - is determined to spread his apropos spirit of the season wherever he goes in Harry Connick Jr.'s The Happy Elf, now onstage at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre in a delightful production directed by Ryan Bowie and starring the appealing John-Paul Fox in the eponymous role. (more...)

BWW Review: Teen Angels Compete For A Second Chance in RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Michael Dale - Dec 1, 2016

For a musical about the accidental death of six teenagers and a contest to select just one of them to return to life, Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond's Ride the Cyclone, mounted by MCC after development in Canadian cabarets and a successful Chicago run, is curiously lacking in any kind of emotion or tension. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Senese, Ella Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Long Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Groban Performs Holiday Classic on NBC's CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Last night, NBC presented its annual CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER holiday special, featuring a performance of 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' by  THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Josh Groban. (more...)

HBO Doc RISKY DRINKING to Offer New Prospective on Alcohol Use Disorder, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. engage in problem drinking at some point in their lives. Health professionals assess drinkers at risk on a spectrum ranging from low-risk to an alcohol use disorder that can range from mild to severe. (more...)

ME AND MY GIRL Set to Dazzle on the Maltz Jupiter Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Find out at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre November 29 through December 18 as the hilarious romantic comedy Me and My Girl hits the stage. In the show-stopping musical, an unrefined charmer named Bill learns he is heir to the Earl of Hareford. His aristocratic family believes he can become a gentleman and earn his inheritance - but only if he gives up his true love. Will love or money win?  (more...)

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This holiday season, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts are decking the halls and rolling out festive offerings for guests celebrating the jolliest time of the year in Las Vegas. (more...)

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