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BWW Interview: Playwright Rajiv Joseph On GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2017

Rajiv Joseph's plays include Gruesome Playground Injuries, All This Intimacy and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. On screen, he's written for TV series Nurse Jackie and feature film Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. His 2015 play Guards at the Taj, about two imperial guards in 17th-century India handed a gruesome decree, has its European premiere at the Bush Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd, beginning previews on 7 April. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1): Pull Tight Players' VANYA, SONIA... 'And Them'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2017

Led by a trio of veteran Nashville-area actors - Dan Zeigler, Pat Street and Lynn Yates - the quartet of eponymous characters is completed by Ryan Chavez Richmond, who is quickly making a name for himself (and gaining more than a little notoriety along the way) on local stages. The four of them are joined by Jeanne Valcarcel Drone as Cassandra and Nikki Gavin as Nina in Durang's rollicking comedy that is sure to make you laugh uproariously one moment and bring tears to your eyes in the next. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aileen-Marie Scott of DOGFIGHT at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Mar 30, 2017

Director Aileen-Marie Scott discusses directing techniques and the 2012 Off-Broadway musical, 'Dogfight,' about a special relationship that develops on the eve of the Vietnam War. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has announced its 2017-18 Season, the third under Artistic Director Sean Daniels. (more...)

HARD SUMMER Music Festival Returns to the Speedway in Fontana This August
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

HARD consistently touts, represents and flaunts the future of music. Since its launch in 2007 with the inaugural HARD New Year's Eve, the festival series has answered the pervasive question of, 'What's next?' (more...)

Bari Lieberman Adds Account Executive Role To Position at MSO PR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

BARI LIEBERMAN has added the role of Account Executive, in tandem with her position as the Tour Press Director, at the Mitch Schneider Organization (MSO) effective immediately, announced the company's President, Mitch Schneider today (March 29). (more...)

Netflix Commits to Four More Feature Films Starring Adam Sandler
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Netflix announced today that it has extended its deal with Adam Sandler and will commit to finance the development and production of four more feature length films starring the successful comedian. (more...)

TuneGO Inc. Launches Record Label TuneGO Music Group, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

TuneGO Inc., a music platform that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry professionals, today announced the launch of its new record label TuneGO Music Group, Inc. (more...)

BWW Feature: OCU to Host Inaugural Conference of 'Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training'
by Ronn Burton - Mar 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld sat down with Lance Marsh, Head of Performance at TheatreOCU and Conference Chair for the new Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training, to discuss their inaugural conference and the exciting future of the organization. (more...)

BWW Review: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 28, 2017

FANGIRL took me longer to get into than ELEANOR & PARK, which I reviewed here at BWW last week. It has a slower start before it gets moving and makes readers become attached to the characters. It's also a longer book, so it took me longer than the day it did to read ELEANOR & PARK. But in some ways, I can relate more to FANGIRL because I've experienced several of the same things that Cath goes through. In ELEANOR & PARK, it's easy to slip into Eleanor's shoes and feel her embarrassment and live her life. With FANGIRL, the audience is more secular. I've heard a lot of people complain that FANGIRL seems improbable, that freshmen at college aren't like this, that the scenario is off. ...And yet, Cath is a lot like I was my first year of college. Don't brush off Cath's experience just because it wasn't yours, because it was someone else's. (more...)

Arden Children's Theatre's THE LIGHT PRINCESS Opens in Previews Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Arden Theatre Company presents the world premiere of THE LIGHT PRINCESS, adapted from the story by George MacDonald, with book and lyrics by Tony Lawton and original music by Alex Bechtel. Steve Pacek directs. It runs from April 5 - May 28, 2017 on the Arden's F. Otto Haas stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

San Francisco Americana/Rock Artist John Haesemeyer To Release New EP 'Maybe If I Try'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Recorded on both sides of the equator, Americana/Rock artist, John Haesemeyer's new EP,Maybe If I Try, will be released on April 29, 2017. John Haesemeyer (HAZE-mire) is a San Francisco based performing artist who fuses folk and pop genres, emphasizing intimate vocals, acoustic guitar, orchestral instruments, and the rhythm section of a rock band. (more...)

BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 27, 2017

Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/27/2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 3/27/2017. (more...)

Arena Stage, Councilmembers Allen & Silverman to Host April D.C. CAREER FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, in partnership with Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and At-Large Councilmember Elissa Silverman, opens its doors for the ninth D.C. Career Fair Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Mead Center (1101 Sixth St., SW). Throughout the past four years, Arena Stage has partnered with nearly 100 participating organizations and served a combined total of more than 7,400 community members by hosting regular career fairs. (more...)

As First Utility Hike Rates 9.7%, UtilitySavingExpert.com Invites Affected to Switch Providers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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BWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Nick Randall
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: SINGER AND SONGWRITER NICK RANDALL (more...)

Mr Bloom and His Veggies Are Hitting the Road and Coming to the North West
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Mr Bloom, as seen on CBeebies, is hitting the road on his first ever live UK theatre tour in 2017 and is visiting Liverpool Empire and Manchester Palace Theatre. 'Tiddlers' of all ages are invited to come and see their favourite gardener and his veggie friends in their brand-new stage version of Mr Bloom's Nursery. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Nathan Lane, Andrew Garfield, and the Cast of ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

America in the mid-1980s. In the midst of the AIDS crisis and a conservative Reagan administration, New Yorkers grapple with life and death, love and sex, heaven and hell. (more...)

New Collection of Short Stories, Poetry, Thoughts On Life is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

P.A. Cathey's new book, 'Shorties: Poetry, Short Stories, and My Unapologetic Thoughts' (published by Lulu), is a collection of short stories, poetry and musings that offer the author's thoughts on love and everyday life. (more...)

'Beyond Foods: The Handbook of Functional Nutrition' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Healthy living isn't about the latest fad diets or the latest exercise app. A healthy lifestyle includes choosing the right foods to support our bodies' basic functions. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 25, 2017

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)

Don Barnhart's CHURCH OF HA Begins Filming Clean Comedy Series In Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

You don't have to be dirty, vulgar or gross to be hysterically funny and the Church of Ha proves it as they begin production on the new clean comedy series. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jack Utrata Talks PAW PATROL LIVE and Why Working With Kids is in His Blood
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 24, 2017

Paw Patrol Live, an interactive kids' show based on the hit animated series Paw Patrol, is currently touring the country, making stops at 90 cities throughout the U.S. It is playing Madison Square Garden March 23-26. Jack Utrata, who plays Chase and Jake, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his experiences in the show, the intricate puppetry work that is unlike anything he's done, and why he loves working with kids. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

ORPHAN BLACK: The Game Now Available Exclusively on The App Store
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Boat Rocker Media is proud to announce ORPHAN BLACK: The Game, the first interactive digital adventure based on the critically-acclaimed television show now entering its fifth and final season. (more...)

OUT THERE ON FRIED MEAT RIDGE RD Follows Sold Out Run with Transfer to Trafalgar Studios 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Following a sell-out, award-nominated run at the White Bear Theatre, Keith Stevenson's comedy Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Rd. transfers to Trafalgar Studios this May. (more...)

Derek Lee McPhatter to BRING THE BEAT BACK to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

JACK presents Bring the Beat Back, A Music, Drama and Dance Party by Derek Lee McPhatter, April 21 - 22, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

NY Times Best Selling Author, Nicole Lapin, Launches Book, BOSS BITCH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

New York Times bestselling author Nicole Lapin is back with a sassy and actionable guide empowering women to be the boss of their lives and their careers. (more...)

Inis Nua Theatre Presents American Premiere of SWALLOW by Stef Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

 Inis Nua Theatre Company ends the 2016-2017 mainstage season with the American premiere of Swallow by Stef Smith. From Scotland, Swallow follows three lives intricately connected and the quiet, traumatic struggles of being human. Swallow was a 2015 Fringe First Winner and received the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award. The Scotsman called the play, "An elegant and glowing piece of twenty-first century magic realism." Swallow opens at the Proscenium Theater at The Drake (302 South Hicks Street) on April 28th, with preview performances on April 26th and 27th. (more...)

Rebel and Misfits Brings SEX WITH STRANGERS to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Rebel and Misfits Productions is thrilled to announce 'Sex with Strangers,' its first project in a new series called 'An Intimate Theatre Project.' The provocative and timely play comes from Laura Eason (House of Cards) and will be directed by New York City's Michelle Bossy. The event runs March 30 through April 15 at a private home in the Central West End (4632 McPherson Avenue). Starting nightly at 8pm, each performance will seat a small, intimate audience of approximately 50 people. (more...)

Michele Pawk, Jonathan Hadary, Lenny Wolpe to Lead Project Shaw's YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 12th Season when it presents its 122nd concert presentation with Shaw's 1897 romantic comedy of errors You Never Can Tell on Monday, April 17 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Philharmonica Orchestra of New York Announces Winners Of Orchestral Film Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra of NY Presents SYMPHONIC STORYBOARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is now the world's first orchestra to host its own film competition in search of talented filmmakers to create original films to accompany its performances. The winners' films, inspired by the music of Richard Wagner, will be screened during PONY's Symphonic Storyboards concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center March 21-22, under the baton of principal conductor Atsushi Yamada. Hailed as “among the most progressive modern orchestras,” PONY is an ensemble of some of New York's finest musicians, dedicated to reinventing classical music performance with spectacular visuals and lighting. (more...)

Paolo M. Reveals Jango Return with 'Sucker Mc's'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Hailing from South Italy, Paolo M. has hit 2017 hard. He finished last year with a release on popular imprint Area 94 Records, with 'Cluberia' being his most recent appearance on the label. (more...)

Diet Doc Offers Nutritional Counseling For Long-Term Weight Loss
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

PARKERSBURG, WV - Choosing a healthy and affordable diet is more challenging than ever with the surplus of weight loss options in the market. While the American obesity rate has nearly reached 35%, the weight loss market has exceeded $64 billion. With emotional eating and inactive lifestyles leading to unprecedented levels of weight gain, obesity levels may not decline anytime soon. More than ever, making an educated dietary choice is important. (more...)

John Preston Releases New Song 'Superman Falls' to Benefit Valkyrie Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

John Preston, released his new song, Superman Falls, for pre sale this morning February 17, 2017. Preston said, “I am excited to help the Valkyrie Initiative with proceeds from my song. I wrote this song because of the death of my brother (more...)

'Walking with Herb: A Spiritual Golfing Journey to the Masters' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

A small town banker's mission to play in the Masters becomes a reality as he shares a humorous and faith-filled story in 'Walking with Herb: A Spiritual Golfing Journey to the Masters.' (more...)

BWW Blog: Cheyenne Dalton - Giving DROWSY A New Meaning
by Guest Blogger: Cheyenne Dalton - Mar 20, 2017

I was the assistant sound designer and the sound engineer for Auburn University Theatre's production of The Drowsy Chaperone. My duties ran from paperwork, to recordings, to sound pick-up, load-in, running the show, and strike. The sound designer was Anthony Narciso, who we have hired three times previously to design sound for our shows. I am still amazed at how much he can teach me, and how much I still have to learn, regardless of how well I'm doing at sound at the moment. There is never a moment when I want to stop learning about my field, or really when I want to stop learning in general. There is always going to be someone Out There who knows more than I do, and it's not as threatening as it may seem. It's a challenge, yes, but also a wonderful experience of sharing and collaborating with what we know. I'm happy to announce that now I know what microphone Mariah Carey wants for her performances, and I know why she wants that, and why it matters. I can tell you what a line array is, and I've learned so much more about EQ than I thought I was going to during the run of The Drowsy Chaperone (like how bringing down a frequency will notch out those harsh "s" sounds, and how I should always cut out the low end of the frequencies). (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Mar 20, 2017

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life with the music that helped define a generation. (more...)

Immersive Show DYNAMIC ALPINE SEXUAL Headed to Umbrella Factory This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Umbrella has announced the world premiere production of DYNAMIC ALPINE S-XUAL (DAS), in an exclusive limited engagement at The Umbrella Factory (200 Morgan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237). Created by and starring Jordan Sarah, performances begin Friday, March 31 and continue through Saturday, April 1. (more...)

Beachwood Brewing to Release Invasive Species 4 Packs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

It matters who makes your beer. Beachwood Brewing adheres to rigorous quality standards and cares about quality over profit shares. Craft beer has experienced tremendous growth in recent years and with that, big beer companies have been snatching up smaller breweries as a way to remain relevant in the changing landscape of the craft beer world. Big beer corporations have hijacked what it means to be craft, diluting and minimizing the meaning of craft beer.In fact, these big beer corporations create an uneven playing field for small independently owned breweries, by increasing their hold on raw materials, controlling distribution channels and lobbying behind the scenes. (more...)

BWW Review: Humors and Egos Collide in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) at Civic Theatre
by The Marriage Matinee - Mar 20, 2017

If you have a fondness for frivolity, a love of all things irreverent, a strong like or dislike for Shakespeare, and a ready and willing laugh, you belong at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre's production of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/20/2017
by - Mar 20, 2017

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 3/20/2017. (more...)

2017 Adelaide Festival Closes with Biggest Box Office Takings in History
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

The debut Adelaide Festival from Joint Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy concludes today with a bang, setting a new record with the biggest box office takings in the event's 57-year history. (more...)

Jesus Comes To Little Theatre of Manchester with GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) continues its 2017 season with the musical theatre phenomenon Godspell. Parables vibrantly come to life in the beloved family-friendly musical based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew. (more...)

Theater Company of Lafayette Presents THE X-FILES: THE SPOOF IS OUT THERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

"The X-Files: The Spoof is Out There" brings back FBI agents Scully and Mulder on stage in Lafayette from April 7 through April 15 to investigate an alleged alien abduction. (more...)

'My Personal History My Story' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Her mother's death created a big gaping hole in Janice Costello's life. She suddenly realized she does not know her mother that much after all of those years being with her. This realization made her want to share her own expectations and how she approached challenges in her own life which led her in writing 'My Personal History My Story' (published by Xlibris AU). (more...)

New Play To Premiere At The Epstein Theatre About John Lennon's Missing Banjo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????From the writer of the stage play adaptation of Helen Forrester's 'Twopence to Cross the Mersey' comes a brand-new comedy about the disappearance of Lennon's first musical instrument. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Fankhauser as Barry Mann in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Mar 16, 2017

BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the true story of King's rise to fame as being part of a songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin. With such hits as 'The Locomotion,' 'Up on the Roof,' '(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman,' and 'I Feel the Earth Move,' BEAUTIFUL blends King's life with the music that helped define a generation. Along with songwriters Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, BEAUTIFUL tells their story of how they became some of the most successful songwriters of an era. Recently, BWW, had a chance to chat with actor, Ben Fankhauser who plays Barry Mann, to discuss the show, his role and how BEAUTIFUL is bringing in audiences of all ages as it travels around North America. (more...)

Getting to Know...Nashville Children's Theatre's ERNIE NOLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2017

We were finally able to track him down and ask him to help our readers learn more about him via our Getting to Know… feature while he was on a trip to Ireland where he represented NCT at an international conference on theater for younger audiences. In fact, Nolan's been so peripatetic since settling down in Nashville and starting his job on February 1, that he answered our queries from the airport in Belfast… (more...)

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