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Nashville Theater Calendar 9/9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Give Commercials the Finger: TiVo Introduces TiVo BOLT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

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Wilko Johnson Brings New Zest for Life to Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Wilko Johnson is feeling more alive than ever, despite a terminal cancer diagnosis, and he's bringing his new zest for life to Warrington. The singer and guitarist's unique playing style, his black-suited, scowling look, and the yards he covered across the stage in Feelgood, the Solid Senders and Ian Dury's The Blockheads will be resurrected at Parr Hall on 6 October with special quest Aaron Keylock. (more...)

BWW Interview: Peter Marsh: Villains, Oscar Wilde and the Colors of Life in Opera
by Erica Miner - Sep 22, 2016

Tenor Peter Marsh, who makes his Seattle Opera debut as the villainous Hexe in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel next month, shares his insights on the subject (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Skylight Theatre to Host Staged Reading of THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Stoppard's most moving play explores the entanglements of self and relationship, love and fidelity, art and artifice.  Just when you think, 'that's the truth, that's the real thing!', the playwright pulls the rug Out From Under you, leaving you with more questions than answers about the nature of love. (more...)

Commvault Unveils Next Generation Portfolio Including An Open Data Platform, Redefining The Data Protection Market
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

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EnterpriseDB Is Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as a Leader in 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

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Karl Lagerfeld Kids Premieres Worldwide On Melijoe.com
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

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BWW Recap: Phil 2 Is 'a Real Live Wire' on THE LAST MAN ON EARTH
by Gunnar Larson - Nov 8, 2015

With THE LAST MAN ON EARTH returning to equilibrium with its last episode, tonight the show is finally able to make forward motion, propelling the plot in shocking ways while staying true to the show's larger themes. THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, still in its 19th episode, manages to pull the rug Out From Under the audience with impossible-to-guess twists in ways that deepen the show in its second season. (more...)

AT&T First U.S. Carrier To Offer PRIV By BlackBerry' On Nov. 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

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BWW Recap: The End Is Where We Start From on THE GOOD WIFE Finale
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 9, 2016

We're going to be talking about this one for a long time to come. Right? That ending. That slap. That lonely walk and that promise of another beginning, right at the end. Or an end right at the beginning, set out for us seven years ago, when Alicia Florrick was shocked into being, and here we are now, seven  years later, shocked at what she's become. (more...)

THE FRIDAY 5 ON WEDNESDAY: Focus on Motherhood the Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 6, 2015

Today, the spotlight shines on Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Sue Fabisch, Jaclyn Lisenby Brown and Corrie Miller, the cast of director Kim Nygren's ensemble for Motherhood the Musical, opening tonight at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre. Fabisch created the show, so let's hope she's happy with the way things are going… (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Swoosie Kurtz Talks Memoir PART SWAN, PART GOOSE, Including Michael Bennett Memories, Broadway, Hollywood & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 5, 2015

Today we are talking to a two-time Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen who is recognized around the world for her many notable film and television appearances in addition to a lifetime in the theatre - the elegant and charming Swoosie Kurtz. In addition to discussing some of the most compelling theatre-related stories in her fascinating and extensive new memoir PART SWAN, PART GOOSE, Kurtz also sheds new light on her legendary collaboration with iconic director/choreographer Michael Bennett on his final project, SCANDAL, as well as looks back at her onstage collaboration with Marvin Hamlisch and Nora Ephron on the play with music IMAGINARY FRIENDS - and much, much more! (more...)

BWW Recap: GAME OF THRONES Reveals Shocking Truths in 'The Door'
by Jessica Naftaly - May 23, 2016

This weeks episode of GAME OF THRONES entitled 'The Door,' revealed a lot of information and answers to some of the biggest questions of the series, as well answered some questions that don't necessarily need answering. In a show riddled with plot holes, some of which were highlighted this episode, their ability to carry out reveals and give us answers isn't always up to task. If your biggest concern watching GAME OF THRONES was finding out the origin of Hodor's name, then this was the episode for you! If the importance of finding out the origin of the White Walkers, the biggest threat that endangers the lives of all of our characters, is highest on the scale for you, you'll get answer, but the attention and care given to revealing said answer may disappoint you. It's all apparent just looking at the recaps and reactions. The most used phrase from an episode in which we learn where the White Walkers came from, another direwolf dies, a mythic race goes extinct, and the Starks make a battle plan, is 'Hold the door!' That says quite a lot. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Putting Together a Show on a Small Stage
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - May 20, 2016

When deciding on what show to do for each semester, our theater group gets together to discuss possibilities to run by our director. Our director threw Sweeney Todd out as an option but we all knew it was going to be a challenge. One of the biggest things we have to take into consideration when choosing a show every year is our very tiny stage. Our theater has a little over 100 seats but has the smallest little stage. We also have to squeeze our orchestra on the stage right corner of the stage because there is no other place to put them! Visioning sets on that stage always is difficult to start but with the help of our amazing crew, we manage to pull it off every year.  (more...)

Review Roundup: THE WAY WE GET BY Opens at Second Stage
by Review Roundups - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of Neil LaBute's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman, the production opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Ron Rolaine Releases JOURNEY BEYOND INFINITE BOOK 2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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Photo Coverage: Giselle Wolf Brings LOVE: A CELEBRATION to the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2015

Just because the English developed the first operational Radar system doesn't mean that the actor/singer Giselle Wolf who has a home in London should be under it. There was a celebration last night as this wonderfully unique cabaret performer stepped Out From Under the radar and became visible to a jam-packed Metropolitan Room. Check out photos from the event, below! (more...)

The Clown School to Welcome Back Dr. Brown, Begin. 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Beginning Sunday, May 17, from 5-9pm, The Clown School kicks off its seven-week summer session with another installment of the multi-award winning clown Phil Burgers' Masterclasses. Mr. Burgers, aka Dr. Brown, has dazzled audiences around the world since 2009 and has been teaching with The Clown School since last year. Suitable for clowns with a moderate level of previous clowning experience, or for those who have taken class with The Clown School before, Dr. Brown's Masterclasses will prepare students to have the proverbial rug pulled Out From Under them, again and again. Not for the faint of heart, Dr. Brown's class promises to be a mind-blowing, extraordinary experience. (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN's James Iglehart Pulls a Fast One On Guests at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Guests at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum got more than they wished for while posing for pictures with the Genie from ALADDIN on Broadway. I (more...)

Educator, author, and instructional designer Janis Chan offers thoughts on current US educational system & how it can be fixed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

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Epic Theatre to Stage Reimagined ANIMAL FARM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

One of the most masterful works of political satire comes alive onstage in Epic Theatre Company's "Animal Farm."  The story of a group of livestock overthrowing their oppressors only to end up resembling their human captors is being reimagined in a lean and mean new production. (more...)

SOUND OF MUSIC, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Set for THEATER TALK This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK looks back at a beloved Broadway musical and its phenomenally successful film adaptation, then ahead to a new musical due on Broadway this spring, itself a declared love letter to musicals. (more...)

BWW Review: 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION Masters the Art of Capturing Moments
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 1, 2016

No one writes a story song like composer Ryan Scott Oliver. Known for his clever lyrics and the ability to create in a wide variety of musical styles, his is an exciting voice in the current musical theatre landscape. Broadway insiders marvel at the way he plays with musical language and captures a point of view that never fails to resonate deeply with the listener. It's no wonder the Pasadena native has already received a Richard Rodgers Award, a Jonathan Larson Grant, and a Lucille Lortel nomination. (more...)

Camden Fringe Presents PULL YOUR SOCKS UP, BRITAIN! with LOTTA QUIZEEN at Canal Cafe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

Fresh from rave reviews at Brighton Fringe, Lotta will be continuing her mission this August at the Canal Cafe Theatre, The Thelmas are proud to present PULL YOUR SOCKS UP, BRITAIN! with LOTTA QUIZEEN. (more...)

BWW Features: The Art of Winning a Referendum
by Chris McCormack - Jun 26, 2015

A month on from Ireland's historic passing of same-sex marriage, what role did the arts play in the lead-up to the referendum. (more...)

BWW Review: HYPOCRITE: A SKETCHY COMEDY is Generous and Visionary Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jun 20, 2015

BWW Reviews: HYPOCRITE: A SKETCHY COMEDY Is Breakthrough Theatre With A Lot Of Heart (more...)

OSF to Host Annual Juneteenth Celebration, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will host its annual Juneteenth celebration on June 22 at noon on the Courtyard Stage. The event is free, though donations will be accepted for the Juneteenth Scholarship Fund. (more...)

On The Road to Oz With MEGAN MURPHY CHAMBERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 11, 2015

To know Megan Murphy Chambers is to love her: Make no mistake about it, she's as beloved among Nashville's theater community as anyone you could possibly imagine. Her stage appearances are noteworthy and memorable, to be certain, but it's her offstage personality that proves how much everyone loves her. She's thoughtful and kind, funny and charming, sweet and entertaining. (more...)

Loud Cannabis Skirmish with Google Featured on Yahoo Finance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

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BWW Reviews: The MUNY's Awesome INTO THE WOODS at Forest Park
by Chris Gibson - Jul 22, 2015

I purposely avoided the recent film version of INTO THE WOODS because I really didn't find the previews or the stunt casting appropriate. For me, it's a work that requires an audience to use their imagination to a great extent, and movies tend to give form to those things that are much better left conjured up in your own mind. That's why my son and I absolutely loved The MUNY's current presentation of the show. Let's face it, a woodland setting created utilizing green screen technology and a few key set pieces is nowhere near as effective at conveying the atmosphere desired, especially when you already have those actual elements growing freely at the back of this marvelous outdoor stage. Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine (book) crafted a brilliant mash-up of several fairy tales and fables that is smart, funny, and, ultimately, touching. When I asked my boy what he thought of the show at the end of the night he neatly summed it up: 'I thought it was awesome!' I agree wholeheartedly. Superbly cast and conceived, this is a production that's simply tailor made for The MUNY. Go see it, and take your kids with you! It may have a few moments that are a bit gruesome or adult in content, but they'll have a wonderful time, and so will you! (more...)

BWW Review: Cat in the Hat Visits Sacramento in Bright and Colorful SEUSSICAL
by Harmony Wheeler - Jul 14, 2016

Oh the things you can think when you think about Seuss! Imagination runs wild in California Musical Theatre's latest Music Circus production, Seussical the musical, which makes excellent use of the company's mechanized stage and brings classic Dr. Seuss drawings to outstanding scenic, lighting and costume designs. (more...)

OUT FROM UNDER Mental Health Benefit Set for Her Majesty's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

On Monday 21st September, stars of the Australian entertainment industry will come together at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, in an unprecedented response to the issue of mental health. Tickets on sale now from Ticketek. (more...)

BWW Recap: And Here's To You, Professor Robinson on SHAMELESS
by Jennifer McHugh - Jan 31, 2016

And just when you thought they had a shot, the rug comes Out From Under them... again. Just another typical week in the Gallagher household. Will this family ever catch a freaking break? (more...)

Community Theatre of Little Rock to Present BUS STOP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

'Bus Stop' by William Inge The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to continue its 60th Season with our Winter Drama 'Bus Stop' by William Inge.   Show dates are February 11th - 14th and 18th - 21st, 2016 to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NOISES OFF's Daniel Davis
by BWW Staff - Feb 5, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Daniel Davis, who stars as 'Selsdon Mowbray' in NOISES OFF, playing at the American AirlinesTheatre. (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's Remarkable DREAMGIRLS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 27, 2016

Directed with confidence by a young director - Matthew Hayes Hunter, who was a 2013 First Night Most Promising Actor - and performed by an eager and energetic cast (led by a quartet of extraordinary actresses portraying the four Dreams and another First Night MPA [who very nearly steals the entire production right Out From Under everyone else onstage] in the role of James 'Thunder' Early - CFTA's Dreamgirls delights its audience from the beginning, engaging them with focused performances that come from the heart to inspire and entertain. (more...)

NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion Concert Tonight at Birdland
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2016

Tonight at Birdland - for the first time since it debuted in Nashville in 2012 - a New York audience will finally have the opportunity to hear Marvin Hamlisch's final theatrical score for Nutty Professor, the musical based on the iconic Jerry Lewis film. (more...)

BWW Preview: MKE Ballet and Michael Pink Elevate Ballet Culture in World Premiere of Wilde's DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 15, 2016

If as Oscar Wilde wrote, 'Beauty is a form of genius, indeed a higher form of genius, and needs no explanation,' the Milwaukee Ballet and Michael PInk affirm this statement with a resounding performance of their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on Wilde's late 19th century novella, Pink and his 'dream team,'--Lighting Designer David Grill, Composer Philip Fenney and Costume/Scenic Designer Todd Edward Ivins--sparked magical genius in the first full length ballet staged in the Historic Pabst Theater. Ivins spoke the essence of the moment when he stated, 'A historic occasion in a historic theater.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Melissa Pritchett, Actress, Talks Alley Theatre CHRISTMAS CAROL Past and Present
by Katricia Lang - Dec 20, 2015

Alley Company Artist Melissa Pritchett ( Mary Pidgeon and Christmas Past) talks performing the Alley tradition, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, in the newly renovated Alley theatre. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Joins Cast of Indie Comedy CLASS RANK
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Kristin Chenoweth has signed on to the cast of the upcoming indie comedy CLASS RANK. The Tony winner, along with actor Bruce Dern, join previously announced cast member Olivia Holt. (more...)

10 Reasons Our Ten-Dollar Founding Father HAMILTON Is the Perfect Inspiration for a Hit Musical
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical about American political figurehead Alexander Hamilton, opens on Broadway tonight. Countless stories on the jack-of-all-trades creator and his inspirations for the hit show have told us how Hamilton came about (nerdiest beach read ever), so now it's time to take a look at why. What is it about Hamilton that makes him a great dramatic subject? It's in the history books. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CURTAINS at Irving Arts Center
by Kyle West - Aug 6, 2015

Often, we enter the theatre hoping to be moved, inspired, or educated. Other times, we go simply for the entertainment, and why not? Over at the Irving Arts Center, Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas and their cast of CURTAINS offers exactly that: a fantastic night of pure fun! (more...)

CC Playhouse's THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Opening tonight, August 6, Cumberland County Playhouse presents a madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with golf, The Fox on the Fairway! Written by Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), The Fox on the Fairway pulls the rug Out From Under the stuffy members of a posh country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a fast-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. This hysterical comedy is sure to be a hit with everyone who loved Suite Surrender or The Foreigner! (more...)

CC Playhouse to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, Opening 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Opening August 6, Cumberland County Playhouse presents a madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with golf, The Fox on the Fairway! Written by Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), The Fox on the Fairway pulls the rug Out From Under the stuffy members of a posh country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a fast-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. This hysterical comedy is sure to be a hit with everyone who loved Suite Surrender or The Foreigner! (more...)

Real Estate Broker and Sissy Lappin's 'Simple and SOLD' Named #1 Bestseller on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Houston real estate powerhouse and author Sissy Lappin announced that her For Sale By Owner (FSBO) book titled, 'Simple and SOLD' has achieved #1 bestseller status on Amazon.com. The top-selling Houston realtor and advocate for helping people with little or no real estate experience learn how to effectively sell their own homes and keep agent commissions in their own pockets, wrote the guidebook with first-time sellers in mind. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE HUMANS' Cassie Beck
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Cassie Beck, who stars as 'Aimee Blake' in THE HUMANS, playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Audra McDonald Dominates WTF's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by Jan Nargi - Aug 12, 2015

There's no mistaking who's in charge in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's crackling production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN now running through August 23. As Eugene O'Neill's indomitable Josie Hogan, six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald stomps, kicks, shoves and brandishes a big stick as she asserts her dominance over her father Phil (Glynn Turman), her landlord and wannabe love interest James Tyrone (Will Swenson), and anyone else who gets in her way. (more...)

Frequentz and the Alaska Bering Sea Crabbers Release White Paper Tackling the Economic Impact of Illegal Crab Poaching in Russia on the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

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