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Forrest Theatre (New York, NY)
230 W. 49th St.

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Uncle Floyd Brings Old-Fashioned Laughs to UCPAC with His Traveling Burlesque Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

On April 8 at 8 PM, a performance will come to the Union County Performing Arts Center that embodies the vaudeville spirit the historic theater was founded on in 1928. Uncle Floyd's Last Authentic Traveling Burlesque Show, led by television and radio personality Uncle Floyd, is a nostalgic variety show featuring comedians, a live band and of course, burlesque performers. Within the two hour performance, there will be songs, dances, laughs and strip-tease in the spirit of the time honored art form. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Happy Birthday Scott Pacitti Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads Comes to The Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 East Morehead Street, Charlotte on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

The Invisible Close's Lisa Sasevich Tells You How To Make Your...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017


BPA to Welcome Back The EDGE Improv on April Fool's Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day and share a joyful evening of camaraderie, community, and laughs with The EDGE Improv on April 1. They'll 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...)

BWW Review: Hershey Theatre Is Alive With THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 24, 2017

A new, lively touring version of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is on the road, and currently at Hershey Theatre. (more...)

Acoustic Artists Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan to Perform at Pepperdine University, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Masters of the acoustic, Julian Lage, Chris Eldridge and Aoife O'Donovan join forces for a virtuosic performance at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26. (more...)

New York Comedy Club Introduces The Quarterly Headliner Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York Comedy Club has announced a new headliner series to begin Monday, April 3, 2017. (more...)

Spike Orders S10 of INK MASTER; Greenlights INK MASTERS ANGELS Special
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Spike's hit original tattoo-competition series, INK MASTER continues to grow, renewing for a tenth season and greenlighting a new special, 'Ink Master Angels.' (more...)

Bovine Metropolis Theater presents Fake Network News - FNN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Breaking, some news should be gloriously fake. Bovine Metropolis Theater premiers an improvised news program to wade through irrelevant tweets and fumbling press conferences. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez & Jimmy Fallon Compete in Epic Dance Battle
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon figured out who was the better dancer by taking turns pulling dances from a bad at random and making up moves On the Spot. (more...)

Paul Shaffer, Maurice Hines, and Justin Vivian Bond Set as Presenters at the 32nd Annual Bistro Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Veteran entertainer Maurice Hines, "trans-genre" artist Justin Vivian Bond, comedian Jim David, and musician Paul Shaffer have been set as presenters at the 32nd annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 13 at 6:30pmat Gotham Comedy Club. Hines, Bond, and David are, themselves, previous Bistro Award honorees. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Mar 17, 2017

See the mysterious German 'Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' wait for the surprise ending, and watch the score materialize before your eyes. (more...)

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Returns to Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

??????? "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, returning to the Contemporary Theater Company from April 7-15 begins. (more...)

Westben Concerts at The Barn Announces 2017 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Westben Festival, an 'umissable cultural getaway' (Toronto Life) focuses its Summer Season on Canada's dreams in all their varied and glorious colours. (more...)

Civicom To Showcase Mobile Ethnography at Quirk's East Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017


Review Roundup: Andras Schiff in All Schubert Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Sir Andras Schiff played an all-Schubert program including his Piano Sonata in A Minor, D. 845; Four Impromptus, D. 935; Klavierstucke, D. 946; and Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894. (more...)

Verge Theatre Announces April Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Here is what is happening at Verge Theater in April. See the full lineup below! (more...)

Tmesis Theatre Announces the Return of Physical Fest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

??????? Theatre is proud to announce that Physical Fest, Liverpool's international physical theatre festival, is returning for 2017 and is set to be bigger and better than ever! (more...)

BWW Blog: Kelvin Douglas on Taking Esurient Screenwriting Intensive With Cameron J. Ross
by Guest Blogger: Kelvin Douglas - Mar 10, 2017

Cameron J.Ross recently revisited his hometown roots to give local screenwriters his personal narrative on what it takes to be a successful screenwriter and producer. Writer Kelvin Douglas was one of the chosen few afforded this great opportunity. He recounts his experience in a BWW blog. (more...)

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


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 (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...)

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...)

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


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

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

Green Bay, WI, 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...)

March Features Explosive Lineup Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The March lineup at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, kicks off with local soulful songwriter, Ron Artis II & The Truth, the Waikiki Edition of Revive the Live and Austin favorite Sharon Bourbonnais. Comedy is king when local funnyman Andy Bumatai graces the stage. Blue Note Hawaii welcomes back one of its favorite artists, jazz guitarist Earl Klugh, followed by groundbreaking Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi, joined on drums by the incomparable Simon Phillips (TOTO, The Who, Judas Priest) and the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears. Other fantastic shows include a Tribute to Chuck Mangione with Mike Lewis and Friends, Tak Matsumoto with Daniel Ho, Willie K, the Hotclub of Hulaville in an evening of Gypsy Jazz with a Tribute to Django Reinhardt, the Steve Kimock Band, and the 25th Anniversary of the original Hawaiian Style Band. (more...)

Improvised Musical Comedy Series THANK YOU, PLACES Begins at PHIT Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

PHIT Comedy has created a new series that starts March 3rd, 'Thank You, Places.' Each show is an hourlong, Broadway-style musical that is entirely made up On the Spot, created from a single audience suggestion. With a delightful twist on classic musical theatre storytelling and stylings reminiscent of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Steven Sondheim, Thank You, Places captivates your imagination and leaves you wanting more. Led by Director Dave Sucharski and Music Director Kevin Mucchetti, the Thank You, Places cast brings with them experience on Broadway National Tour, New York, Philadelphia, and Regional theatre stages, many years of improv comedy experience, and over 10,000 hours singing in the shower. (more...)

NOLA's Own Hot 8 Brass Band To Perform At KCRW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band have announced they have been tapped for a coveted performance slot on Morning Becomes Eclectic this Friday, February 24. (more...)

Disney/Pixar's CARS 3 Gears Up for a Season-Long Ride with NASCAR
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Disney•Pixar's CARS 3 is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017. (more...)

NADA New York Announces Partnership With Kickstarter, 3/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is proud to present a partnership with Kickstarter for the 6th edition of NADA New York, which will take place March 2-5 at Skylight Clarkson North (572 Washington St). Kickstarter will serve as the lead partner for NADA Presents, an interdisciplinary program of performances and conversations from exhibitors, artists, and cultural partners. This will be the program's third year. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Celebrates 800th Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

In 2015, SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL had its West End premiere in an Olivier Award winning season. New musicals created On the Spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. (more...)

Soothplayers Return to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Laugh or your money back. That's right: Soothplayers are so sure that Completely Improvised Shakespeare will delight and amaze you that they offer a money-back guarantee during this year's Melbourne International Comedy Festival! (more...)

Olivier Award Winning SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL Celebrates 800th Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

In 2015 SHOWSTOPPER! THE IMPROVISED MUSICAL had its West End premiere in an Olivier Award winning season. New musicals created On the Spot by the incredible, multi award-winning musical comedians The Showstoppers. On Monday 20th February Showstopper! The Improvised Musical celebrates a musical theatre milestone- they will be playing their 800th show.  (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


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


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...)

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