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Seattle Theatre Group Announces Date Change for SLOW DANCER
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces a date change for the following show: Slow Dancer. The new date is October 3, 2017 @ 9:00PM  at Barboza.     (more...)

Shaun Williamson, Wendi Peters and Gemma Hunt to Star in PETER PAN Panto at The Marlowe This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Casting has been announced for Peter Pan, this year's Marlowe Theatre pantomime. Shaun Williamson, Wendi Peters and Gemma Hunt top the bill, along with Canterbury favourites, Ben Roddy and Lloyd Hollett. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
by Erica Miner - May 25, 2017

Michael Jinsoo Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. The free outdoor festival returns Monday evenings at sunset, beginning June 19 and running through August 21.  (more...)

Director Patrick Sandford Performs his Solo Show GROOMED at Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

It is unusual for a director to become a performer. Patrick Sandford does so at the age of 65 to perform his solo show GROOMED, a play that was 50 years in the writing. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Ladies of MARVIN'S ROOM
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' (more...)

Grammy -Winning Little Big Town & Washington State's Browne Family Vineyards Debut 4 Cellars
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

For Grammy Award-winning Little Big Town, life is about the journey and the people they meet along the way. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

Global Movement Leader Demonstrates a New Model Where Anybody Can Change the World
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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Bellydance Evolution to Present FANTASM - ODYSSEY OF DREAMS at the Ford
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

As part of the 2017 Summer Season at the fully refurbished Ford Theatres, Bellydance Evolution presents the Los Angeles debut of Fantasm - Odyssey of Dreams at the outdoor amphitheatre on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:30pm. (more...)

A&E to Present Documentaries BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and WHO KILLED TUPAC? This June
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. as the inaugural project airing under the recently relaunched 'Biography' banner (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)

VIDEO: Ana Villafane, Sergio Trujillo and More Talk Value in R.Evolucion Latina's 'Faces of Broadway,' Episode 2
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

R. Evolucion Latina continues to celebrate and inspire with the motto 'Dare to go Beyond.' In this second episode of 'Faces of Broadway' they explore the question of being valuable. See what Broadway Artists had to say as they explored their relationship to their art and their humanity in the video below! (more...)

The Comrades Announce Casting for Lisa Kron's IN THE WAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Comrades have announced casting for their Summer 2017 production, IN THE WAKE by Lisa Kron and directed by Alex Mallory. IN THE WAKE will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from July 27 through August 26, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, July 29 at 8:00pm. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 23, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League! (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum presents Peter Hall's Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

How do lies become truths? An acclaimed stage adaptation of Animal Farm, the classic novel by George Orwell, opens at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 17, part of the company's "Rising Up" Summer 2017 Repertory Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Clarke Peters, Creator of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, Talks About the Production at ERT, Louis Jordan and Whether LA Will Ever Become A "Theatre City"
by Ilana Lifshitz - May 22, 2017

Actor/singer/writer/director Clarke Peters first debuted FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE in the United Kingdom in 1990. Two years later it premiered on Broadway and ran for 445 performances. Over the last several years, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE has been produced across the United States and the United Kingdom. On May 19, a refreshed version of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE premiered at the Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. I caught up with Peters to talk about the production, Louis Jordan and whether LA will ever become a "theatre city." (more...)

Theatre East's BOOGIE DOWN LOUD Series to Kick Off Friday at Bronx Brewery
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre East presents the BOOGIE DOWN LOUD SERIES, sponsored by Bronx Brewery, as a Summer Spin-Off of the Neighborhood Reading Series. (more...)

Theatre Communications Group Publishes DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Dear Evan Hansen, with a book by Steven Levenson and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dear Evan Hansen premiered at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. the summer of 2015, with a subsequent Off Broadway run at Second Stage the spring of 2016 and transfer to Broadway in the fall of the same year where it's currently running. The original musical earned nine Tony Award nominations this season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winning Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler Talks ABC's DIRTY DANCING & Finding an Honest Connection to the Music
by Courtney Savoia - May 22, 2017

Award-winning dancer, choreographer, and director, Andy Blankenbuehler, has worked on some of the most groundbreaking musicals of all time, including Hamilton and In the Heights, and has used movement to connect to the complex and beautiful truth of the human condition. His current project, choreographing the long-anticipated ABC revival of one of the most classic movies of all-time, Dirty Dancing, has allowed Blankenbuehler to keep flexing his artistic muscles, and enter into a world of increased depth and discovery with its cherished characters. Since the original first debuted, Blankenbuehler was moved by its powerful themes of strength, liberation, love, and allowing the art of dance to serve as a powerful voice. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Jennafer Newberry Talks FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley
by Audrey Morabito - May 22, 2017

Houston's Alley Theatre will open a new musical comedy, FREAKY FRIDAY, on June 2 to will play through July 2. A co-production by La Jolla Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, and Alley Theatre, directed by Christopher Ashley, this wild classic has been translated into a contemporary musical comedy based on Mary Rodger's novel of the same name, with music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and   Brian Yorkey of Next to Normal and If/Then. I spoke with Jennifer Newberry, Houston native and avid performer about her performance past growing up in Houston and the striking similarity she has to her character in FREAKY FRIDAY, Gretchen. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Daring to Be Happy' THE MARRIAGE OF ALICE B. TOKLAS by Gertrude Stein is a Thrilling Exploration of Identity
by Amy Oestreicher - May 20, 2017

'There ain't no answer. There ain't gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. That's the answer.' -Gertrude Stein (more...)

BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT
by Chris Gibson - May 20, 2017

It's uncanny the way that Upstream Theater is able to produce plays that consistently tackle issues that, while often international in scope, often resonate with situations we face in our own country and, in particular, the current political climate we find Ourselves in. A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT is a very intriguing and powerful work by Nicholas Wright (adapted from a book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela) that focuses our attention on post-apartheid South Africa, and which delves into the institutionalized racism that gripped that area of the world for many, many years. It's a subject that it is abhorrent in nature, but one which we seem to see America headed toward with the rise of white nationalist actions and policies. The seeds seem to have been sown with the cultural backlash from certain quarters following the election of Barack Obama, our first African American president, and which are starting to become more dangerously vocal and violent since he left office and was replaced by our current president, who surrounds himself with people whose agendas and ideologies are in direct conflict with the progress that has occurred since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. This work, though it deals mainly with conciliatory efforts, is one that needs to be seen as a reminder that, if we are to continue to progress as an open society, we need to remain vigilant as citizens to ensure we do not take steps backwards in this regard. There's a lot to contemplate here, and this production is decidedly must-see theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Shows Off Some Fan Art, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY receives some look-alike fan art, and it's a dog's life backstage at THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA where today's guest star is the adoptable Jeb. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Edinburgh International Festival Reveals its 2017 International Festival Portraits Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Edinburgh International Festival has today revealed its 2017 International Festival Portraits series. Intimate filmed portraits with six celebrated International Festival artists talking about the art they love, the series offers a rare glimpse into the creative thinking of some of the world's most renowned musicians, playwrights and artists. (more...)

THE FALL Returns to the Baxter for Youth Month this June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Following its unprecedented sold-out success last year, THE FALL will return to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio during youth month. THE FALL is a candid collaborative piece of workshop theatre based on the experiences of seven UCT graduates during the #RhodesMustFall and subsequent student movements. (more...)

9 Mile Roots Release New Album 'ReEvolve' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

9 Mile Roots have released 'ReEvolve', their new full-length album. It is surprisingly their first release since their 2013 debut 'Lime'. Since they released that EP, it's been a continual stream of live shows and long hours spent writing and putting together new songs. It's not that they've been stagnant all this time; they simply took their time writing and making sure each song was a representation of their development during the last few years. (more...)

The Seeing Place to Host Season 8 Launch Party Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Seeing Place announces its exclusive Season 8 Launch Party on Monday, May 22 at 7pm - which promises to be a fun-filled evening of art, love and creativity. (more...)

BWW Review: BIG FISH Proves Our Dreams Begin Where the Pavement Ends
by Shari Barrett - May 17, 2017

Everyone has dreams they wish to have fulfilled during their lifetime. And as it turns out, the energy we put into fueling our passion to achieve them can take us in directions we could never have anticipated, yet become so necessary in obtaining whatever goal we have set for Ourselves or influencing how others see us. Such is the case in the Broadway musical BIG FISH, a heartfelt, powerful, and truly magical musical about fathers, sons, and the stories that we use to define our identities. (more...)

The Technicolors to Release New Album 'Metaphysica' This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This July the band will be releasing their new album Metaphysical and today we are thrilled to be premiering the band's newest single, 'Congratulations, You're a Doll.' (more...)

Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre to Present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Aura Curiatlas Physical Theatre will present DREAM LOGIC and A LIFE WITH NO LIMITS at Firehouse Theatre on Friday June 2 (7:30pm); Saturday June 3 (7:30pm), and Sunday June 4 (3pm). (more...)

Textmunication Holdings, Inc. Increases Q1 Revenue by 259%
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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Bomani Jones & Pablo Torre to Host New Show on ESPN
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ESPN rising stars Bomani Jones, host of ESPN Radio's The Right Time with Bomani Jones, and Pablo Torre, senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com, will host a newly created one-hour live program premiering Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018 (more...)

Downtown Jewish Life to Present INTO THE NIGHT at The 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Downtown Jewish Life presents INTO THE NIGHT: a contemporary spin on Tikkun Leil Shavuot, hosted by The 14th Street Y on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 7:00pm onward (into the night) at 344 East 14th Street, New York City. (more...)

Yoga Lifestyles Hosts Instagram Challenge
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Yoga Lifestyles, an online health and wellness community, is hosting a challenge on Instagram to raise awareness for mental health and promote body positivity in light of Mental Health Awareness Month which lasts all through May. The challenge, called #InvertYourMindset calls on individuals to participate by taking a photo or video of a specific inversion - a yoga pose that places your hips above your heart, such as a headstand or handstand - and posting it on their Instagram page using the hashtag #InvertYourMindset in their caption. The challenge runs from May 15-June 12, and participants can join at any time until May 29 to qualify for the prizes which include yoga gear, organic essential oils and handcrafted yoga jewelry. 'One in every five individuals is clinically diagnosed with depression, anxiety or an eating disorder in their lifetime, and it's largely due to the media's unrealistic expectations of what beauty should look like,' said Melody Beuzelin, Yoga Lifestyles editor and creator of the challenge. 'The idea of this challenge is to 'turn this statistic upside down' by physically getting on our heads to get a new perspective of Ourselves, and tell the world 'I'm enough.' It's a great way to get the global community involved through social media and use its powers for good to raise awareness about an issue that affects either us or someone close to us, much like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.' Yoga Lifestyles will post daily graphics and instructional videos throughout the challenge to both motivate participants and give them a platform where they can connect with one another. To find out more details about the challenge, visit http://yogalifestyles.com/join-invertyourmindset-challenge-instagram/. About Yoga Lifestyles Yoga Lifestyles is an empowering online community that celebrates individuality through yoga as a means of expression, vitality and an instrument for positive transformation. It serves as your fresh, unbiased resource for layers of a healthy lifestyle beyond the boundaries of the yoga mat through articles, video, social conversation and other content. To learn more about Yoga Lifestyles, visit www.yogalifestyles.com or follow Yoga Lifestyles on Facebook and Instagram. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sun King Davis
by Elliot Lanes - May 16, 2017

Today's subject Sun King Davis is currently living his theatre life onstage in Rorschach Theatre's world premiere play Forgotten Kingdoms by Randy Baker. The production continues through May 21st at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Award-Winning British Musical Comedy Comes to the Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Direct from the prestigious Adelaide Cabaret Festival, musical comedy duo, Roulston & Young bring their smart, funny and 'immensely uplifting' (The Upcoming) original songs to The Butterfly Club for a week from June 20th to 25th. (more...)

Smith Street Stage Announces Special Charity Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The award-winning Brooklyn theatre company Smith Street Stage is thrilled to announce that three of its performances of Richard III will be specially designated to donate all proceeds to local charities. The Company is focusing on charities that promote cultural tolerance and protect civil rights. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour
by Chelsey Robichaud - May 15, 2017

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New England Premiere Opens Gloucester Stage 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company kicks off its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of John Kolvenbach's Bank Job from May 19 through June 10 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For two brothers, Russell and Tracey, new to the armed robbery industry, what seems like easy money turns out to be a lot more difficult than it looks in the movies in John Kolvenbach's hilarious Bank Job. When heist plans A and B (and C through F) fail, the brothers find themselves locked in the executive bathroom with no way out and no choice but to depend on a brave bank teller, a guileless cop, and the man in the shadows who put them up to the whole thing. A fun comedy, Bank Job is about the holes we dig Ourselves into-and the unexpected comrades we trust to dig us out. Directed by GSC Artistic Director Robert Walsh and featuring GSC veterans Johnny Lee Davenport, Nael Nacer, Richard McElvain and Paul Melendy and GSC newcomer Shuyi Jia.. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor & Celia Weston Get Ready to Kick Off the New Broadway Season with MARVIN'S ROOM
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' (more...)

CRY HAVOC!, THE PRICE and More Set for Franklin Stage Company's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Franklin Stage Company has announced its 21st Season in the historic Chapel Hall. Audiences are in for a summer of exciting, professional, admission-free theater! (more...)

Quest Resource Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

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BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin Schwab
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 13, 2017

The Ordway's latest BROADWAY SONGBOOK features HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY and this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug features the delightful Erin Schwab, who shares some of her favorites and aspirations as the show begins a five performance run, May 14- 21. (more...)

Baxter Theatre Centre Launches 40/80 Fundraising Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Baxter Theatre Centre has launched a public fundraising initiative, the 40/80 Campaign, as the iconic theatre prepares to celebrate its fortieth birthday in August. (more...)

Country Artist Chelsea Gill Spreads Love in New Music Video Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Country singer-songwriter Chelsea Gill releases the music video for her new single “Be Your Own Kind Of Beautiful” today! (more...)

BWW TV: Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor & More Get Ready to Bring MARVIN'S ROOM to Broadway!
by TV - Press Previews - May 12, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. Janeane Garofalo will star as 'Lee' in her Broadway debut; Lili Taylor will star as 'Bessie' and Celia Weston will star as 'Ruth.' (more...)

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