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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

ATG Selected to Operate Emerson Colonial Theatre in a Partnership with Emerson College
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Emerson Colonial Theatre Is The Latest Addition To Atg's Portfolio Of 47 Theatrical Venues Worldwide. (more...)

FirstService Residential Selected to Manage Heritage Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

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Horse Thief's 'Little One' Debuts Today, Trials And Truths Out 1/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

“Little One,” the newest single from Oklahoma quintet Horse Thief's forthcoming new album Trials And Truths, debuts today—listen here. Trials And Truths is set for release January 27 on Bella Union. Preorder the album here. (more...)

TESTAMENT by Mark Russell Bell is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

'Testament' was published on January 9, 1997 and chronicles how Mark Russell Bell became a metaphysical author after previously having worked in the Hollywood entertainment industry as a movie publicity writer. (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

BAKERSFIELD MIST Opens this Weekend at Carpenter Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Inspired by true events, the play pits Maude Gutman, a bawdy, boozy thrift shop collector against Lionel Percy, a snooty world-class art expert from New York. (more...)

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT Will Light the Way for the Future at Stages Across the U.S.; Details on This Month's Pledge!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT (previously announced as 'The Sanctuary Project') will bring the theatre community together from coast to coast on January 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in each time zone to light a light and make a pledge. Inspired by the theatrical tradition of keeping a 'ghost light' on in a darkened theater, we create light for the challenging times ahead. (more...)

Over 100 Native American Artists to Highlight 25th Litchfield Park Native American Fine Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????More than 100 Native American artists from Arizona, New Mexico, California, Colorado and Utah offering a highly diverse range of artwork, jewelry, cultural art and musical instruments will fill the streets of Litchfield Park for The Gathering, the 25th anniversary of the Litchfield Park Native American Fine Arts Festival, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Launch of 13th Annual UNDER THE RADAR
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 6, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) just began performances for the 13th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL on Wednesday, January 4. This popular and highly-anticipated program of The Public Theater's winter season includes artists from across the U.S. and around the world including Belarus, France, Germany, Indonesia, Lebanon, and the UK. Curated by UTR Director Mark Russell, this year's UNDER THE RADAR expands to venues throughout New York City in addition to The Public Theater's downtown home at Astor Place. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

W.G. Allen's SANCTUARY: A MEDIEVAL MYSTERY to Premiere at The Adobe in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Mr Allen's newest script, Sanctuary: A Medieval Murder Mystery will be premiered at The Adobe in February, 2017. (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez to Return to St. Louis for MUNY MAGIC AT THE SHELDON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The upcoming spring 2017 production of Muny Magic at The Sheldon will welcome popular Muny artist, Nicholas Rodriguez back to St. Louis for March 29th and 30th. (more...)

FOX Sports Delivers Most-Watched College Football Season Ever in 2016
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

FOX Sports recorded its most-watched college football season ever in 2016 with an average audience of 1,320,000 viewers on the FOX broadcast network and FS1, representing a combined viewership increase of +11% over the 2015 season, according to Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

New Musicals QUESTION 1 and DUMB LUCK Get Readings with TRU Voices
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, on January 23 & 30 at 7pm at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC 10036. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. (more...)

Teen Recovery Solutions Hosts 5K/10K Run for Recovery, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Teen Recovery Solutions (TRS), a local nonprofit aiming to get adolescents clean and sober, is hosting their first 5K/10K Run for Recovery. The run will be at Lake Hefner Trails in OKC on February 18, start time 9:00am. The cost is $25 for 5K and $30 for 10K. You can register for the run at TeenRecoverySolutions.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Single Mother of 5 Struggles to Save Her Life on Tonight's MY 600-LB LIFE
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Tonight at 8/7c, TLC's MY 600-LB LIFE presents the story of Cynthia Wells, a 610-pound single mother of five from Oklahoma City. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Taylor Hicks, M. Ward, Paula Cole and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, two solo performances by M. Ward of She & Him and Monsters of Folk, Grammy Award winner Paula Cole ("I Don't Want to Wait") and more. (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

Light Source Communications Expands Dark Fiber Offering in Georgia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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GOING WEST: THE STORY OF THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD Premiere Headed to B Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

B Street Theatre will present the World Premiere of Going West: The Story of the Transcontinental Railroad as the third production in the 2016 - 2017 Family Series Season. (more...)

Carly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, begins the new year with 'Magical Broadway Hits' at Cupertino's Flint Center, featuring guest vocalist Carly Honfi. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Present World Premiere Docu-Series KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, 3/5
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

KILLING RICHARD GLOSSIP, a world premiere two-night event, kicks off Sunday, March 5 at 9/8c exclusively on ID. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, CABARET and More Lead 2017-18 Covedale and Incline Theater Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Next Seasons Announced at West Side Theaters Covedale Center and Warsaw Federal Incline Theater Boast Exciting, Eclectic Titles Through Spring 2018 Cincinnati Landmark Productions announced its next slate of shows at its two theaters this weekend at the annual Double Season Announcement party. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal to Present SUPER KIDS THURSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

It's the 74th Kritzerland show and the annual all young performers show - one of the yearly favorites to do. Those who've been to the shows know that one of the things that makes them unique (until everyone else started doing it) is the use of young performers in shows. Kritzerland likes to nurture and be supportive of tomorrow's future musical theater performers, in fact, they feel it is their duty to do so. So, this is the performers' night to shine. But if you think you're going to hear a bunch of kid songs, you won't be. The night is a challenge to the young folks and there will be no pandering to their age - they are given wonderful musical theatre material from the classics to the new, featuring songs from shows they may one day get to do - so, you'll be hearing amazing songs from such classics as Funny Girl, The Music Man, Bells Are Ringing, A Little Night Music, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as well as less well known musicals like Minnie's Boys, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance, Baby, right up to the Broadway smash, Waitress. Being a Kritzerland show, there will also be a few surprises. So join this incredible cast of young folks and catch these young people before they're on Broadway. Kritzerland is produced and hosted by Bruce Kimmel and co-produced by Doug Haverty.  (more...)

Billy Currington Announces 'Stay Up til the Sun' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Platinum-selling, Grammy, ACM and CMA nominated artist Billy Currington will hit the road on his headlining Stay Up 'Til the Sun tour beginning March 9th, 2017 (more...)

Spencer Fane Creates Strategic Sponsorship With iWerx, Kansas City's Newest Business Incubator
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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Tommy Allsup, Musician Who Avoided Buddy Holly Plane Crash, Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tommy Allsup, the guitarist who fatefully lost a coin toss that kept him off a plane that later crashed and killed music legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. 'Big Bopper' Richardson, has passed away at the age of 85. (more...)

BWW Review: Surprisingly Affected by Resonant WOODY SEZ at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2017

I'll admit to a large dose of skepticism when heading in to see "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie" currently playing at the Seattle Rep. Not because I thought it would be bad, just not really anything I was all that interested in watching for two hours. I knew who he was the way many do. I knew he was a folk singer and I remember singing his most notable song, "This Land is Your Land" in grade school. But what I didn't know is what a fascinating life he had and how resonant his works would still be today. And I especially didn't expect to be emotionally affected as I was. But we'll come to that. (more...)

CityRep Brings Back DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN in Time for Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

CityRep brings back the longest running one-man play in Broadway history, DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN. A sold out smash when we presented the Oklahoma premiere, we are happy to once again present this hilariously insightful play about the ways men and women relate.  (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

ASSASSINS, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a Disney musical revue and a classic New York City love story to favorite hair bands of the 1980s and presidential assassinations. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this all-star production of Jason Robert Browns' Songs For A New World opens tonight at the Old Town Temecula stage for 4 nights only, January 12-15! (more...)

Pulitzer Prize-Winning DISGRACED to Play at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

After the phenomenal success of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, Syracuse Stage switches gears and turns on a powerful and explosive drama as the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced opens on Jan. 27 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are Jan. 25 and 26. (more...)

Sagora Senior Living Announces The Veraden's Grand Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Native Voices at the Autry Presents FAIRLY TRACEABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The only Equity theatre company dedicated exclusively to developing and producing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices presents the world premiere of Fairly Traceable by Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee). This production is presented as part of Native Voices' 2016-17 season, themed "Take Back the Land."   (more...)

doubleVee Announce Pre-Order of Debut Album 'The Moonlit Fables of Jack the Rider'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Coming out of Oklahoma City, doubleVee is former Starlight Mints frontman Allan Vest and producer Barb Vest. (more...)

BROADWAY NOIRE: MAKE THEM HEAR YOU Celebrates African American Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Broadway Noire: Make Them Hear You is a celebration of African American Musical Theater.  Broadway Noire: Make Them Hear You will take you on a journey with music from the 1920's through the present! (more...)

ESPN Adds Houston Rockets-Milwaukee Bucks Telecast to its NBA Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

ESPN has made an update to its NBA telecast schedule for Wednesday, Jan. 18: the Houston Rockets and early M.V.P. candidate James Harden will host the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo at 8 p.m. ET. (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to The Playhouse 2/7-12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play The Playhouse on Rodney Square for a limited engagement from February 7-12, 2017. Tickets for CINDERELLA are available now and can be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302.888.0200 or online at ThePlayhouseDE.org. (more...)

ESPN College GameDay Basketball Opens 13th Season at Duke, 1/21
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The 13th season of ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will open in Durham, N.C., in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T matchup between ACC opponents (more...)

Prototype: Opera/Theatre/Now and French Institute Alliance Française Present SILENT VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Prototype: Opera/Theater/Now festival and The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present Silent Voices on Saturday, January 14 and Sunday January 15 at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall.  (more...)

Oklahoma State Department of Education Approves Istation as Intervention Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

KSIX Shareholder Update From CEO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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BWW Review: Sandra Bernhard Takes a Stroll Down SANDRA MONICA BLVD at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Jan 11, 2017

A woman of many talents, one of Sandra Bernhard's greatest gifts has been her finely-honed ability to satirize Hollywood from the inside. Luckily, her latest residency at Joe's Pub, the year-ending SANDRA MONICA BLVD: COAST TO COAST, gave her plenty of opportunities to keep sharpening that blade. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shuler Hensley, Sydney Lucas, Julia Murney and More Take Part in MARY & MAX Industry Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

An invite-only presentation of the new musical Mary & Max took place yesterday starring Tony Winner SHULER HENSLEY (Oklahoma, Sweet Charity, The Whale), Tony Nominee SYDNEY LUCAS (Fun Home), Drama Desk Nominee JULIA MURNEY, The Color Purple's KYLE SCATLIFFE, and LAUREN ELDER (Sideshow, Hair). (more...)

Bon Jovi Announces Opening Act Contest for Upcoming Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

As one of Rock's biggest bands, Bon Jovi's legacy is as much about giving back as it is about anthemic performances and box-office-smashing tours. (more...)

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