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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...)

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 ( by clicking the direct link HERE OR by calling 1-800-838-3006. (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 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...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016


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  (more...)

Jon Wayne and The Pain Relases New Album 'Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

The Twin-Cities, Minnesota based national touring 'RootsTronic' band Jon Wayne and The Pain (a.k.a. JWP) announce the release of their fourth highly evolved album, Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe, with a thirty-four date, eighteen state tour to follow. (more...)

Evogen Nutrition Announces 2017 Contract Extension of 3x Olympia Physique Champion Jeremy Buendia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Evogen Nutrition has officially extended the contract of their star athlete, three-time Men's Physique Olympia Champion Jeremy Buendia. After his initial signing with Evogen Nutrition in 2013, Buendia has been trained exclusively by Hany 'The Pro Creator' Rambod, seventeen-time Olympia winning coach, founder of the FST-7 training method, and CEO of Evogen Nutrition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Blythe Danner and More Celebrate Closing Night of 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE MORBID at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Actor, director, playwright and teacher, Austin Pendleton, and singer, actor, playwright, Barbara Bleier, concluded the run of their holiday show, "'Tis the Season To Be Morbid" last evening at Pangea, and they were as hilarious and touching as ever.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents The Bay Area Premiere of LENI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Can an artist ever be truly "apolitical" if their work serves the ends of powerful political forces? (more...)

UFC Gym Launches Body Transformation Challenge in 16 Signature Gyms Nationwide, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

UFC GYM® today announced that following the overwhelming success of its 2016 12-Week Body Transformation Challenge, the brand will launch its next iteration on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, expanding to 16 signature gym locations throughout the United States. (more...)

Elliott Smith's Either/Or: Expanded Edition Out 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

To commemorate the 20th Anniversary of Elliott Smith's best-selling and greatly beloved album, Either/Or, Kill Rock Stars have announced Either/Or: Expanded Edition, out March 10 (more...)

John R. Hanson Releases ELYSE AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The new book, 'Elyse and Me: Conversations between a Child and God about Dying' (published by Balboa Press), by John R. Hanson deals with issues that surround children discovering they have a life-threatening illness. Hanson was inspired by his volunteer work in hospices and work as a hospice chaplain. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? will return to the City Theatre on Thursday, March 30 through Sunday, April 2. (more...)

John Thompson Releases NO BACKING DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

John Thompson was only a boy when a car stuck him, leaving him a quadriplegic. Despite the paralysis of both arms and legs, Thompson used his personal setbacks as motivation to drive forward and create a fulfilling life for himself. He now looks to inspire others to do the same with his book 'No Backing Down.' (more...)

JUST KEEPIN' TIME at Dorothy's Piano Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret presents Jenny Shotwell in Just Keepin' Time, an Evening at the Cabaret. Saturday, January 21 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre and Open Road Productions presents THE INCREDIBLE UNDERSEA TRIAL OF JOSEPH P. LAWNBOY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre and Open Road Productions brings "theatre for the family" back to the TLT stage with, THE INCREDIBLE UNDERSEA TRIAL OF JOSEPH P. LAWNBOY, a musical, underwater adventure for the whole family. (more...)

Peter Cincotti Performs at Staller Center at Stony Brook University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Peter Cincotti, singer, songwriter and pianist, comes to Staller Center's intimate Recital Hall on Thursday, March 9 at 8:00 pm as a special addition to the season lineup. (more...)

Carson Elrod and More Tapped for THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON at Red Bull Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday January 23rd (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): William Shakespeare's (we think) THE MERRY DEVIL OF EDMONTON, directed by Ben Prusiner and featuring Opal Alladin, Sheila Bandyopadhyay, Johnny Lee Davenport, Dan de Jesus, Carson Elrod, Rebecca S'manga Frank, Adam Green, Andrus Nichols, Sarah Rice, David Ryan Smith, Derek Smith, Raphael Nash Thompson, Ryan Brooke Taylor, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Andrew Weems, and more. (more...)

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA Announce 10 Year Anniversary Re-Issue of Self-Titled Breakthrough Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Mexico City's Rodrigo y Gabriela originally released their self-titled breakthrough album in 2006 and are now excited to announce a 10year anniversary deluxe edition for 2017 that will be released on March 31st via ATO Records. (more...)

Nouvelle Vague Sets North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

I Could Be Happy, Nouvelle Vague's first LP of new music in six years, is out now on Kwaidan Records / !K7. In celebration of the release the group is set to tour North America in the spring; see below for a list of dates. (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 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...)

by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 30, 2016


Four Choreographers to Create Four New Works for Velocity's BRIDGE PROJECT 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Four of Seattle's most promising choreographers create four new works in the pressure cooker of just four weeks at Velocity's Bridge Project - turning Velocity into an intense hive of urgency, excitement and dedication, kicking off 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE, Coming to the Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The internationally acclaimed drama based on the writings of a 23 year old activist, My Name Is Rachel Corrie, will be presented at San Francisco's Magic Theatre from April 27 to May 14, 2017. (more...)

Gabriel Ebert and Christopher Sears Join Harvey Fierstein in GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, written by Martin Sherman. Directed by Sean Mathias, the show begins previews on Tuesday, March 14 and has been extended one week through Sunday, April 23, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 5. (more...)

Comedian Gad Elmaleh Makes Network Standup Debut on THE LATE SHOW; Preps for U.S. Tour
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Gad Elmaleh stopped by CBS' The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to perform material from his acclaimed English-language stand up show, Oh My Gad, which he'll bring to theaters across America, beginning in January. (more...)

Protein Plus LLC Sponsors IFBB Professional Bodybuilder Ko Chandetka
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

FITZGERALD, GA - Protein Plus, LLC, a leading producer of peanut and peanut-based products for the food and confectionary industries, is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, Ko Chandetka. Ko will represent the entire line of Protein Energy products including the recently introduced Protein Energy Power, a great tasting, natural peanut protein powder drink. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens 2017 Season with GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Second Thought Theatre opens its gripping 2017 season with the area premiere of Grounded by George Brandt. STT Artistic Director Alex Organ returns to directing for the company for the first time since 2014's production of Cock. This year he directs the one-woman show portraying a female fighter pilot navigating the clash between a career in the typically masculine world of modern warfare and the more traditional role of wife and mother. Grounded begins with previews on Wednesday, January 11 and runs through Saturday, February 4. All performances of Grounded will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Grounded can be purchased online at (more...)

Norah Jones Announces Performance at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Norah Jones has announced additional North American tour dates for 2017 including a performance at the Fox Theatre on Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Mathew Horne Will Join Griff Rhys Jones And Lee Mack In THE MISER In London's West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Full casting has today been announced for a major West End revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser. The full cast, which includes Mathew Horne, join previously announced Griff Rhys Jones who returns to the West End stage after a five year absence and Lee Mack who makes his West End debut. (more...)

PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL Returns to the City Theatre 4/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Now in its 10th smash year, Vital Theatre Company's Pinkalicious, The Musical, based on the popular children's book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, returns to the City Theatre on Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30.    (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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