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AND Theatre to Present Eclectic Evening of Shorts with BOXERS & BRIEFS Series at Theatre 54
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

ARTISTIC NEW DIRECTIONS rolls out another series of new and topical works in their Eclectic Evening of Shorts: BOXERS & BRIEFS Series. February 1 - 12 at Theatre 54, 244 West 54th Street, NYC, brings 10 new works and another on-the-spot installment of their ANDSemble Improvisation. (more...)

John Colianni Jazz Orchestra With Special Guest Artist Bucky Pizzarrelli Make NYC Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

For more than seven decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli has had a stellar career.  "The complete jazz musician" Bucky has been a fixture in jazz and the studios since the early '50s. (more...)

Shake Off the Winter Doldrums with The EDGE Improv at BPA Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Shake off the winter doldrums with an evening of laughs on February 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The EDGE Improv will deliver an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two decades, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. (more...)

Jazz Great Ann Hampton Callaway Plays Waterbury 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook, plays an exclusive one night only date Friday February 10 at the Palace Theater's intimate Poli Club. Part of New England Arts & Entertainment's Winter Jazz Series, Hampton Callaway will perform two shows that evening at 7:00 and 9:00 pm. (more...)

Oregon Children's Theatre's Young Professionals Company Presents Impulse Improvisational Comedy Troupe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Impulse consistently sells out shows with their combination of quick wits, spontaneity, and creativity.  Audience suggestions get the action started and lead to laugh out loud, On the Spot comedy for the whole family.  There are no scripts, no costumes, and no pre-planned scenes.  Anything can happen when Impulse takes the stage! (more...)

Al Rajhi Bank deploys Gemalto's instant EMV card issuance solution in new self-service kiosks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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2017 United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo at Resorts World Casino NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

From Friday, March 31st through Sunday April 2nd at Resorts World Casino join international artists from the U.S., U.K., Italy, France, Portugal, Italy and more alongside thousands of music, art and tattoo lovers for the United Ink No Limits Tattoo Expo! (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara Announces 'Opera Lab' Tour of Area Elementary Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The Opera Lab, Opera Santa Barbara's innovative outreach program for children, will tour area elementary schools beginning next week. Opera Lab sessions will take place at Foothill and Monte Vista elementary schools in Santa Barbara on Monday, January 30; Briggs School in Santa Paula on Tuesday, January 31; Santa Barbara Charter School on Thursday, February 2; and Marymount of Santa Barbara on Friday, February 3. (more...)

5th Wall Theatre and Coalition Theater to Stage Reading of THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

From Harry Kollatz Jr. (senior writer of Richmond magazine and a co-founder of the Firehouse Theatre Project) and Carol Piersol (Artistic Director of 5th Wall Theatre) comes a one-night staged reading of 'The Persistence of Memory.' (more...)

Go Comedy! Presents a Show about Music and Much More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Go Comedy! is set to present a new original comedy, Now That's What I Call A Show About Music; the return of its annual short-form improv tournament, Itty Bits; a special Valentine's Day All Star Showdown; and a lot more this February. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Steele of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 25, 2017

Twenty-six-year-old dancer Ryan Steele might have the kind of credits most performers spend a lifetime creating, but if his constant laugh and honest vulnerability are any indication, this one-of-a-kind performer is as down to earth as they come. With four Broadway credits, a handful of television appearances, and a leading film role under his belt, Ryan is currently touring the US with the recent Broadway musical, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Before his evening performance at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri (the tour arrives in Texas on January 31st), I caught up with Ryan about his impressive resume, and how he's juggling multiple roles in the physically challenging musical. (more...)

Valentine's Chocolate and Wine Tasting Set for Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Stuck without plans for Valentine's Day? The Contemporary Theater Company has you covered with events for lovers of chocolate, theater, and wine! (more...)

Jason Kravits Returns to Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

An entire cabaret show made up On the Spot. Who does that? Television and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits pulls off the improbable (or at the very least, unadvisable) in OFF the TOP!, one of the most hilariously spontaneous evenings of cabaret you're likely to see. After a wildly successful evening at Rockwell Table and Stage in October, 2016, Kravits is returning to Los Angeles for one show only on Sunday, February 12 at 8pm.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Brynn Bonne - The Top 10 Audition Song 'Dont's' for Teenage Actresses
by Guest Blogger: Brynn Bonne - Jan 23, 2017

I have been involved in theatre for a long time in many aspects. From being a performer, to doing tech to being an audition reader, I have heard, seen and participated in many auditions. Yes there are many overdone songs, and many posts about them too,  but there are many 'do nots' as well. Here are the top ten 'don'ts' for all you teenage actresses going on your next audition. (more...)

Novato Theater Company To Host a Comedy Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Novato Theater Company Hosts a Comedy Weekend February 24-26. at the NTC Playhouse, 5420 Nave Drive in Novato. A stellar lineup of the Bay Area's top comedians and improvisers will take the stage for five shows - Friday, February 24 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm; Saturday, February 25 at 7:00 and 9:00 pm: and Sunday, February 26 at 6:00 pm. The event is sponsored by Humor Resources www.thehumorresources.com (more...)

Unpublished Mark Twain Children's Book to be Completed and Released by Random House, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Doubleday Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, has acquired a never-before-published Mark Twain children's story, it was announced today by Mallory Loehr, Senior Vice President & Publisher of the Random House/Golden Books, Doubleday, and Crown Books for Young Readers Group. The story, a fairy tale left unfinished by Twain, will be brought to life by author Philip Stead and illustrator Erin Stead, the creators of the Caldecott Medal–winning A Sick Day for Amos McGee. The book, THE PURLOINING OF PRINCE OLEOMARGARINE, was acquired and edited by Frances Gilbert, Associate Publishing Director, Random House Books for Young Readers, from Tina Wexler at ICM, representing the Mark Twain House & Museum, and Emily van Beek at Folio Jr., representing the author/illustrator team. (more...)

IRTE Unleashes Another Season of Uproarious On-the-Spot Humor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

One of the leading Improv Troupes in NYC, the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble, is unleashing another season of uproarious on-the-spot humor. (more...)

The Chuckleheads Return to The Dilworth Neighborhood Grille
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The Charlotte improvisational theatre troupe, the Chuckleheads, present The Did Ya Miss Us Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza at The Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 East Morehead Street, Charlotte on Saturday, January 21, 2017 beginning at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: SOUND OF MUSIC's Charlotte Maltby
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 19, 2017

Charlotte Maltby recently took over the leading role of Maria Von Trapp in the national tour of Rogers and Hammerstein's SOUND OF MUSIC. Under the direction of triple Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the production opens Tuesday, January 24th, at Omaha's Orpheum Theater. I had the opportunity to speak with Charlotte by phone yesterday. (more...)

Improv on the Verge, Silly Moose & More Slated for Verge Theater's February Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Verge Theater has announced its comedy lineup for February. Scroll down for details! (more...)

New Exhibition 'Places of the Mind' to Feature British Watercolour Landscapes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Places of the Mind: British watercolour landscapes 1850–1950 will display a selection of stunning works from the rich collection of the British Museum's Department of Prints and Drawings to examine the ways artists interpreted landscape on paper during the Victorian and early Modern period. (more...)

British Museum Announces 'Places of the Mind: British Watercolour Landscapes 1850–1950'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Places of the Mind: British watercolour landscapes 1850-1950 (more...)

The Town Hall Announces Spring 2017 Season with Concerts 2/9 - 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Smart, provocative and entertaining, The Town Hall's 2017 presenting season is an expansive, ambitious offering of literature, journalism, humor, music and film - all taking place in one of New York's most storied performance spaces. (more...)

Now Available in Canada askPETMD App Connects Pet Parents with the Most Comprehensive Pet Care Answers Covering Dog, Cat, Fish, Bird, Reptile, Gerbil and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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Thrillpeddlers' Longtime Venue, Hypnodrome Theatre, to Close in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Thrillpeddlers, the award-winning, quirky, scrappy, hidden and BELOVED, little theatre-that-could, and artistic director Russell Blackwood are saddened to announce that due to a sudden sale of the building that has been their home since 2004, they must vacate the premises by the end of February 2017. (more...)

Metro Bank Accelerates Project Delivery Using Delphix
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

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The Contemporary Theater Company Hosts Valentine's Chocolate and Wine Tasting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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Bookwhirl Announces International Book Marketing Service
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Green Bay, WI -Bookwhirl.com, a rapidly growing self-publishing company, now offers International Book Trade service for authors. This service lets authors showcase their work in four international book exhibits that will be attended by millions of book buyers and industry professionals. These book exhibits will serve as promotional platforms for authors to expand their audience reach and increase book sales. This service will give authors the opportunity to have their book discovered and bought On the Spot, as well as have it made available online for easy purchase. Additionally, a professionally written press release about the author's entry in the event will be submitted to 1000 media outlets in the US. (more...)

Leap Into Spring with The EDGE Improv at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Leap into spring with The EDGE Improv, and join them March 4 as the members deliver an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two decades, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. (more...)

Enjoy Your Big-Game Favorites and be Healthy, with Gourmia's New Chef Essentials
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Chefs will be making big-time plays with their guests this Sunday when they take America's favorite food and put a healthy twist on them with Gourmia. Gourmia's top three picks for winning the big-game are: a raclette party grill with vertical grilling sombrero and six cheese-melting trays; a 9-in-1 air fryer and multicooker with vertical rotisserie oven, stir fry, and grill; and a pressure cooker. (more...)

Water Philippines 2017 Expo Returns to Manila on its 4th Edition Co-located with Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Philippines (RE EE) Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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Verge Theatre Announces March Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

See all the great events happening at Verge Theatre in March. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Storytelling, Shakespeare, Song and TheatreSports to Bring February to a Close at the Masque Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

A varied line-up of entertainment is scheduled for the Masque Theatre to bring February to a close. From storytelling to theatresports through music shows to the musical language of the Bard, the Masque Theatre stage has something for everyone as this summer season draws to a close. (more...)

Blackhawk Network Launches Same-Day Rebate Reward Fulfillment
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

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Hot 8 Brass Band Announces New Album and Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band is set to release their fifth album, On the Spot out March 31 on Tru Thoughts, and embark on an extensive world tour including select markets in the U.S., U.K., Europe, and Australasia. (more...)

THE LOVER, STORY PIRATES and More Set for Napa Valley Performing Arts Center This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has announced its lineup for the month of January. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

BWW Recap: Dynamic Duos Join Forces on TIMELESS
by Courtney Henley - Dec 7, 2016

Last week on TIMELESS, the gang jetted back to the height of space exploration. While we didn't learn much about anyone's motivations or end game goals, we did gain some insight into Flynn's family history - and we got to talk about space for a bit, which is always a win. (more...)

Anderson & Vreeland Offers Thermal Plate Making and Processing...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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Contemporary Theater Company Sets 12th Annual 24-Hour Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Contemporary Theater Company brings back their longest running tradition, The 24-Hour Play Festival, for its 12th year on January 14. A full-length play is written, rehearsed, and performed in a single day with over 50 artists working on it. (more...)

ON THE SPOT: New Year's Eve to Ring in 2017 with Improv Show & Fireworks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

2016 was a big year; Pokemon Go launched us into augmented reality, Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals and the unthinkable happened, Beyonce continued to rule as Queen Bee. Come celebrate an eventful year with improv comedy at Bovine Metropolis Theater in their annual On the Spot New Year's Eve celebration. (more...)

Fireworks & Guffaws! Spend New Year's Eve with On The Spot Improv at Bovine Metropolis Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Come celebrate an eventful year with improv comedy at Bovine Metropolis Theater in their annual On the Spot New Year's Eve celebration. (more...)

BWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday Extravaganza
by Don Grigware - Dec 2, 2016

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the World Premiere of Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza, from LA's Impro Theatre, the creators and performers of the wildly popular Jane Austen UnScripted. Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza is created especially for The Broad Stage. Over their history, the company has produced a bevy of mainstage shows including: Shakespeare UnScripted, Film Noir UnScripted, Twilight Zone UnScripted, Sondheim UnScripted, Dickens UnScripted, The Western UnScripted, Tennessee Williams UnScripted, Chekhov UnScripted, along with Fairytales UnScripted and Jane Austen UnScripted, which both previously ran at The Broad Stage. This new production marks the group's 10th anniversary. (more...)

Did Ya Miss Us Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Returns
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Did Ya Miss Us Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads Returns to The Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 East Morehead Street, Charlotte on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Artificial reality
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

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Contemporary Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

"1. Ice cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV." That's how the titular list in Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, playing at the Contemporary Theater Company in January 2017 begins. (more...)

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game! (more...)

RESOLUTIONS, Improv Mondays, and More Coming to Verge Theater in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

See what's going on in January at the Verge Theater! (more...)

Vitamin T Launches Talent Pool to Manage Freelancers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

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Inaugurate the New Year with The EDGE Improv at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Join your friends and family at BPA for an evening of laughs on January 7, and inaugurate the New Year with The EDGE Improv. (more...)

Lorna Landvik's PARTY IN THE REC ROOM to Open New Year's Eve at Bryant Lake Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Laughter is the best medicine - and PARTY IN THE REC ROOM will help fill much-needed prescriptions! Ready to wring out 2016 and ring in 2017? Join host Lorna Landvik as she opens her all-improvised, one-woman comedy extravaganza on New Year's Eve in a special 10:00pm show, and continues through the month of January on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00pm at the Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St. in Minneapolis. (more...)

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