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Biltmore Theatre (New York, NY)
261-5 West 47th St.

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Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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 Today, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

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...)

BWW Review: A TASTE OF HONEY Breaks the Fourth Wall into Your Consciousness
by Shari Barrett - Oct 8, 2016

British playwright Shelagh Delaney was a precocious young woman with a keen eye for detail and a gift for naturalistic dialogue. She reached the height of her literary fame at 19 with the premiere of her play A TASTE OF HONEY which she wrote in just two weeks. Much to her dismay, Delaney was often called 'an angry young woman' since she grew up in working class Salford, a gritty industrial neighbor of Manchester. And much of that environment is reflected in her Tony Award winning play which tells the story of Jo, a teenage girl abandoned in a working class town by her slatternly mother and her lover, a gentle black sailor who leaves her pregnant when he returns to sea. But it is another outcast, a homosexual man, who cares for her and provides the only true solace Jo has ever known, though he, too, is destined to leave. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Miles McGrath' Incubates a Virus On THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 7, 2016

Mr. Kaplan's alive, but for how long? The same could be asked of Alexander Kirk. And Elizabeth Keen has found her mother's diary It's a killer combination on NBC's THE BLACKLIST. (more...)

Two New Chick Lit Novels are Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

It's twins for debut novelist Lottie Green a former film and television writer and producer. Washington area resident Green's two debut novels 'Once Upon a Thyme,' and 'Let Down Your Hair' have just been published in both paperback and Amazon Kindle e-book editions. (more...)

BWW Review: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Reflect Upon RENT's Continued Impact in CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Oct 20, 2016

Often, when performers get their big break at a young age, they spend the ensuing years of their career attempting to escape Out From Under that encompassing shadow. For Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, who met in the original Off-Broadway production of RENT in 1995, that is only half true. In the 20 years since that groundbreaking musical about visionary but disease-stricken bohemians launched their careers, both performers have gone on to perform plentifully inside the theatre and aside from it. However, both Pascal and Rapp have spent the last two decades not basking in the bygone glory of having once starred in a cultural phenomenon, but with the celebratory awareness that each subsequent opportunity likely may not have fallen into their paths without having done so. For proof of such a mentality, look no further than the duo's two-hander string of shows at Feinstein's/54 Below, ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF FRIENDSHIP, the first of which kicked off an impressive 11-performance run on October 8. That title, though, is in part misleading. Although there was ample reflection on behalf of both parties in regards to the near quarter century since they met, the evening consisted of two distinctly separate shows, save for the exception of a select few songs which the two performed together. (more...)

Stars Unite to Raise Awareness of Mental Health in Entertainment Industry 21/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

On Monday 21 November, stars of the Australian entertainment industry will come together at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre in response to the issue of mental health within the profession. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster or the Seymour Centre. (more...)

Inis Nua Kicks Off 13th Season with Dark Comedy RADIANT VERMIN by Philip Ridley
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Inis Nua Theatre Company opens their 2016-2017 season at the Louis Bluver Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) with Radiant Vermin by Philip Ridley, with previews starting October 19 and opening set for October 21. From England, this Philadelphia premiere mixes "be careful what you wish for" with a strong dose of unnervingly wicked humor. (more...)

DecisionPoint Systems Reports Results For The Quarter Ended September 30, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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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...)

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...)

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller Lend Their Voices For the Upcoming Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Charles Busch and Penny Fuller, who appeared together as bosom buddies Mame and Vera in Auntie Mame at the Bay Street Theatre, will lend their voices to Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: Live From Hell. Busch (The Divine Sister, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife) will voice the manager of the dingy cabaret venue in Hell, where Desmond Channing (played by Monahan) is doomed to perform his torturous act for eternity. Fuller (Sunday in the Park with George, The Elephant Man), who was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Eve Harrington in the musical Applause, will voice the grandmother of Desmond Channing (loosely inspired by the character of Eve Harrington's nemesis, Margo Channing). (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...)

PRIV by BlackBerry: Coming to America's better network
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

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Review Roundup: SWEAT Drips Onto Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 26, 2017

SWEAT, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey opens tonight on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). With warm humor and tremendous heart, Lynn Nottage's Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives. Let's see what the critics have to say. (more...)

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...)

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...)

DelegateRevolt.com Launches Petition to RNC Convention Rules Committee...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

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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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre Presents THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley,directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler. The Nether features Ensemble Members Guy Van Swearingen and Doug Vickers with Maya Hlava, Ashley Neal and Steve Schine. The production runs January 26 - March 12, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New Season of Hit Series BERING SEA GOLD, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

For the past century, the shores and waterways of Nome, Alaska have been a beacon to hard working dreamers. Fortunes have been won and lost for the miners seeking the golden riches of the Bering Sea. (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...)

Photo Flash: Cleveland Public Theatre presents BARBECUE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce the regional premiere of Barbecue, a dark comedy by Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Antebellum) and directed by CPT Associate Artistic Director Beth Wood. Barbecue is onstage February 16th - March 11th, 2017 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. (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...)

Official: Marc Bruni-Helmed TREVOR Musical Will Headline Writers Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the company's 2017-2018 six-show season, opening with the World Premiere of Trevor the musical in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. (more...)

Monahan & Oyen's Devilish New Musical DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL to Warm Up TNC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Unstoppable Theater will give audiences a rare glimpse into the Seventh Circle--Hell's dingiest cabaret venue--as it presents Sean Patrick Monahan in Monahan & Oyen's DIVA: LIVE FROM HELL, a devilish new musical directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) that charts a high school musical nerd's descent into madness, March 23rd - April 9th at Theater for the New City's Community Space Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY Makes Its Debut at Texas State University
by Lynn Beaver - Feb 2, 2017

Peanuts fans rejoice! THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY, a re-imagined sequel to YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN runs at Texas State University from February 14 - 19. A massive undertaking in the debut of this re-worked show, has Peanuts fans, like myself giddy with excitement. Head of Texas State University's Musical Theatre Department, Kaitlin Hopkins, took time from her busy schedule to answer some questions for BWW. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre presents BARBECUE by Robert O'Hara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce the regional premiere of Barbecue, a dark comedy by Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Antebellum) and directed by CPT Associate Artistic Director Beth Wood. Barbecue is onstage February 16th - March 11th, 2017 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre.  (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre presents BARBECUE by Robert O'Hara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce the regional premiere of Barbecue, a dark comedy by Robert O'Hara (Bootycandy, Antebellum) and directed by CPT Associate Artistic Director Beth Wood. Barbecue is onstage February 16th - March 11th, 2017 in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre.  (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...)

Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2016

GREASE: LIVE aired last night Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 on FOX and BWW has the reviews hot off the presses. (more...)

Lizz Winstead Brings Her Honest, Raw and Provocative Humor to Pay-Per-View, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Lizz Winstead, co-creator and former head writer of The Daily Show, tapes her hilarious one woman take down of the year, Controversy: A Hilarious, Tragic Review of 2016 on December 30th. (more...)

ANDREW PINARD: DISCOVERING MAGIC to Return to The Players' Ring This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

ANDREW PINARD: DISCOVERING MAGIC returns to The Players' Ring December 28th through 30th. (more...)

ANDREW PINARD: DISCOVERING MAGIC to Return to The Players' Ring This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

ANDREW PINARD: DISCOVERING MAGIC returns to The Players' Ring December 28th through 30th. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New Season of Hit Series BERING SEA GOLD, 1/18
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

For the past century, the shores and waterways of Nome, Alaska have been a beacon to hard working dreamers. Fortunes have been won and lost for the miners seeking the golden riches of the Bering Sea. (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...)

Cedar Point Making Big Waves with New Water Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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BWW Review: Dutch Apple MY FAIR LADY is a Visual Treat for Audiences
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 6, 2017

There are times when minimal is the wrong way to go. Dutch Apple pulls out all the set and costume stops for MY FAIR LADY and does Lerner and Loewe proud. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 4/03/2016
by BWW - Apr 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/03/2016 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Ivalua Raises $70M from KKR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Ivalua Raises $70M from KKR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Red Bull to Stage New Version of Nikolai Erdman's THE MANDATE Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for their next Revelation Reading on Monday May 1st (7:30pm) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street): the New York Premiere of Nikolai Erdman's The Mandate in a new version by Declan Donnellan (Cheek-by-Jowl), directed by Ethan McSweeny. (more...)

Review Roundup: AMERICAN PSYCHO Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2016

Let's check out what the critics had to say... (more...)

Writers Theatre Rounds Out 2017-18 Season with 'QUIXOTE'; Announces TREVOR THE MUSICAL Casting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the first Gillian Theatre production of the 2017-2018 season - Quixote: On the Conquest of Self, written by Monica Hoth and Claudio Valdes Kuri, English Translation by Georgina Escobar, directed by Kuri, and featuring Henry Godinez as Don Quixote, September 27 - December 17, 2017. (more...)

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