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Neil Berg's PIANOMEN Returns to the City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Pianomen will pay tribute to the compositions and songwriting of two of the most iconic composers of the 20th Century, Billy Joel and Elton John, at the intimate City Theatre on Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19.  (more...)

'Incredible Hulk's' Fitness Competition Returns to Palm Springs, CA, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

'Thanks to our incredible athletes and fans, the Ferrigno Legacy has become the most talked about show on the West Coast. I'm excited to see everyone at what will be the biggest and best Ferrigno Legacy yet!' said Lou Ferrigno, former Mr. Universe, and Mr. America. (more...)

Be Thankful in November at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

We're thankful for this amazing November lineup at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists. (more...)

Heidi Armbruster and More Join Tracy Letts's MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian's OUT OF THE CITY to Make NJ Premiere at Passage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Passage Theatre Company, Trenton's Barrymore Award-winning theatre company, under the leadership of Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion Parran,  opens  its 2016-2017 season with Leslie Ayvazian's comedy, Out of the City.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Leslie Ayvazian and OUT OF THE CITY at Passage Theatre Company 10/27 to 11/13
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 27, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Leslie Ayvazian who wrote Out of the City, now showing at Passage Theatre Company in Trenton. Directed by Murphy Davis, Ayvazian also plays Carol in the show. (more...)

Nik Turner, Co-Founder HAWKWIND, Launches Full-Scale U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Fresh off a whirlwind tour through Europe and Japan, Nik Turner, the inexhaustible saxophone and flute-playing co-founder of space rock legends Hawkwind, will return for another US tour accompanied by up-and-coming kraut/prog rock band Hedersleben. (more...)

Maria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Maria Guida Swings the Standards is set for The Metropolitan Room next month. (more...)

LAZARUS, Starring Michael C. Hall, Begins Tonight in London
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The European premiere of David Bowie and Enda Walsh's Lazarus begins tonight, October 25, in a brand-new, 900-seat venue at Kings Cross Theatre, London. (more...)

BRAIN CANDY LIVE! with Adam Savage and Michael Stevens to Debut at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Olympia Entertainment is thrilled to announce the new live show Brain Candy Live!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters, and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel "Vsauce", will debut at the Fox Theatre for one night only on Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

Pink Martini Releases 'The Butterfly Song' Single; JE DIS OUI! Album Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Beloved Oregon-based Pink Martini's new track “The Butterfly Song” premieres on The Huffington Post. Listen/share the song here: bit.ly/2eYVbHa. The song appears on their ninth studio album, Je dis oui, out November 18 via Heinz Records. (more...)

Peter Cincotti to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Following a sold-out engagement in 2014, singer-songwriter-pianist Peter Cincotti returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Today, November 9 at 7 p.m. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

Olympia Entertainment Announces Little Caesars Arena Construction Site Fan Contest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

With less than a year to go until Detroit's new, 20,000+ -seat downtown arena opens, Olympia Entertainment and the Detroit Red Wings announced a VIP Fan Access contest in which 12 people, and a guest, will win the opportunity to tour the Little Caesars Arena construction site. (more...)

Comedian Mike Epps to Return to Joe Louis Arena for FESTIVAL OF LAUGHS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Top veteran comedian Mike Epps will headline the "Festival of Laughs" at Joe Louis Arena on Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m.; as part of the "Farewell Season to The Joe" along with Sommore, Bruce Brue, Arnez J and Felipe Esparza. (more...)

Red Bull Theater Sets Cast for THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE 'Revelation Reading'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Red Bull Theater today announced the complete cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday November 14th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Olympia Dukakis & Tony Danza at Doodle for Hunger Gala
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 4, 2016

Tony Danza performed, and Olympia Dukakis was the guest of honor last night at the 27th annual charity event 'Doodle for Hunger' for the benefit of St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters.  The evening was hosted by Fox News Anchor Ernie Anattos, and the celebrity auctioneer was Tony Lo Bianco.  (more...)

Maria Guida to 'SWING THE STANDARDS' at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Maria Guida Swings the Standards is set for The Metropolitan Room next month. (more...)

THE GARDEN OF UNEARTHLY DELIGHTS Announces 2017 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Garden of Unearthly Delights returns for 2017, with a huge program of over 100 shows across 13 venues, covering live music, circus, visual art, comedy, family, magic, variety and so much more.  (more...)

Dwayne Clark and David Hess Join Cast of MDR's Staged Reading TORN ASUNDER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark. This staged reading will be performed for one night only on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 7pm at The Woodland (60 Woodland Rd. Maplewood, NJ), where MDR is the resident theater company. The reading is $15 (advance purchase), $20 (if purchased at the door) and open to the public. Student/Senior discounts are also available. Tickets can be purchased online through Brown Paper Tickets (http://tornasunder.bpt.me) by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Detroit Regional Awards Update - Justin John Moniz, Jordan Gagnon in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware 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...)

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Nov. 3, 2016: Time to (Mario) Party!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Nov. 3, 2016: Time to (Mario) Party!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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BWW Previews: Henderson, Struthers, Cooke And Gaffney Star In STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Coyote Stageworks
by David Green - Nov 3, 2016

Coyote StageWorks, the Coachella Valley-based award-winning Actors' Equity professional theater company, will begin its 2016-2017 'Legendary Ladies' season on November 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. with a staged reading benefit gala performance of the beloved production 'Steel Magnolias,' by playwright Robert Harling. It will feature performances by well-known actresses Florence Henderson, Sally Struthers, Carole Cooke, Mo Gaffney, Yo Younger and Elaine Hayhurst and will be held at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum.  (more...)

IoT Tech Expo: the Leading Internet of Things Conference Announces Keynote Speakers for Upcoming Global Event in London 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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Midtown Direct Rep to Stage Reading of WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION, written by Eugenie Carabatsos and directed by Christina Roussos. (more...)

Blackberry Smoke Performs 'Waiting for the Thunder' on CBS's NCIS: NEW ORLEANS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Blackberry Smoke performed “Waiting For The Thunder,” from their new album Like An Arrow, on CBS's NCIS: New Orleans. (more...)

Red Bull Theater presents John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Red Bull Theater (Jesse Berger, Artistic Director) today announced the complete cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday December 5th (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): John Webster's THE WHITE DEVIL, directed by Louisa Proske, featuring Tina Benko, Justin Blanchard, Kathleen Chalfant, Clifton Duncan, Danaya Esperanza, Allen Gilmore, Sheria Irving, Mark Nelson, Edward O'Blenis, Jeffrey Omura, Matthew Rauch, Rocco Sisto, and more. Remaining tickets are available at www.redbulltheater.com or by phone at (212) 352-3101.   (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...)

BWW Interview: As BOHEME's Marcello at the Met, Baritone Massimo Cavalletti Is the Real Deal
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 23, 2016

When Massimo Cavelletti stepped on stage at the Met on November 16, it was a milestone: His 100th performance as Marcello, the baritone lead in LA BOHEME and part of the quartet at the opera's heart: There's Mimi, the seamstress, the sad soul who dies at the opera's end; Rodolfo, the heartthrob tenor, a poet, in love with her; Musetta, the spitfire who eats men for breakfast; and then there's Marcello, a painter, her lover—and, aah, the linchpin that holds it all together. (more...)

Paul Anka Cancels Concert at the Fox Theatre; Will Reschedule for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

An Evening with Paul Anka scheduled at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, December 15 has been canceled. Olympia Entertainment is looking to reschedule for a date in 2017. (more...)

Luna Stage Present Benefit Reading of EXPECTATIONS by Susan Barsky
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Sometimes what you're looking for is right next door. Expectations is a  heartwarming comedy about motherhood, widowhood and neighborhood. The reading is directed by Luna Stage founder and former Artistic Director Jane Mandel and also features Cynthia Fernandez who returns to Luna after her critically acclaimed starring role in the company's 2014 revival of Marisol by Jose Rivera. (more...)

SWMRS to Support Grouplove on U.S. Leg of Big Mess World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Bay Area quartet SWMRS today announced that they will support Grouplove on the next US leg of their Big Mess World Tour, (more...)

Porter Robinson & Madeon Announce International Shelter Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Today, as Porter Robinson and Madeon continue to play sold out shows across North America on their ambitious “Shelter Live” Tour, the duo announce plans to take the show overseas in 2017 with a series of live shows (more...)

Lee Mack Will Make His West End Debut In THE MISER Alongside Previously Announced Griff Rhys Jones
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Producer Mark Goucher today announced that BAFTA winning comedian Lee Mack will make his West End debut in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser in early 2017. (more...)

Trailblazing Hip-hop Artists To Perform In 'Back 2 The 80s' At The Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Fans will be transported back in time when "Back 2 The 80s" comes to the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Sting Announces Theatre, Club and Arena Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Following the recent release of Sting's highly anticipated rock/pop album 57th & 9th, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation today confirmed that Sting will take to the road in 2017 (more...)

STING - 57TH & 9TH TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

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Last Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness.  Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines!!  (more...)

Nathan Darrow, Diane Davis, and Elizabeth Ward Land Join the Staged Reading of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of WE WILL NOT DESCRIBE THE CONVERSATION, written by Eugenie Carabatsos and directed by Christina Roussos. (more...)

French Comedian Gad Elmaleh on Tour Ahead of Carnegie Hall Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Gad Elmaleh will bring his acclaimed show, Oh My Gad, to theaters across North America, beginning in January. While Gad sells out stadiums when touring in Europe, here in the U.S. he's predominantly performed Oh My Gad, his first show done completely in English, in more intimate clubs, including a sold out 50 show run at Joe's Pub in New York. The tour will lead up to a headlining show at Carnegie Hall, one of the world's most prestigious venues and a pinnacle in the world of comedy, on February 11, 2017. A full itinerary is below. Tickets are on sale now. More info can be found at www.GadElmaleh.com.  (more...)

Lineup Set for Detroit Music Festival at the Fox Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Detroit Music Festival will include performances by Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, 112 and El DeBarge at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m. f (more...)

Jason Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society In 'Candles And Carrols'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will conduct the Morris Choral Society as it opens its 2016-17 season with a holiday themed concert at the Bickford Theater, Morristown, New Jersey on December 10 and 11.th Candles and Carrols will feature works by Caldwell and Ivory, Leavitt, Praetorius, Respighi and Whitacre celebrating over three centuries of inspiring and beloved holiday choral music, essentially chronicling the existence of the Morristown settlement dating back to 1715. (more...)

One Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole Salter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark (more...)

The 11th Annual Motor City Blues Festival Returns to Detroit with Performances at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The 11th Annual Motor City Blues Festival returns with an impressive lineup of jazz and blues musicians including Sir Charles Jones, Willie Clayton, Bigg Robb, Bishop Bullwinkle, Shirley Brown and TK Soul. The festival will take place at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. (more...)

THE WHITE DEVIL Reading Set for Tonight at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Red Bull Theater presents their next Revelation Reading tonight, December 5th, at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society CHORUS AND CARROLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Jason C. Tramm To Conduct Morris Choral Society "Candles And Carrols" with special guests soprano Andrea DelGiudice, Japanese soprano, Mizuho Takeshita and tenor Theodore Chletsos in Ottorino Respighi's "Lauda Per La Nativita Del Signore' December 10 -11th At The Bickford Theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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