Amlogic Transforms the TV Experience With Dolby Vision Technology
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

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OTT Video in Latin America: Demand for Local Exclusive Content Drives Competition Among SVoD Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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BWW Review: Fantastic Z's DEVIL BOYS FROM BEYOND a Bit Too Campy
by Jay Irwin - Sep 30, 2016

Fantastic Z Theatre is closing out their season of gay comedy with the campy take on 50's sci-fi, Buddy Thomas and Kenneth Elliott's 'Devil Boys From Beyond'. And while this crazy romp certainly has the fun of their previous shows, at times the camp gets to be a bit much to the point of lacking focus and it's there where the play suffers. (more...)

Ellation Announces Eight New Channel Partners for VRV, a Video Platform Built for Fans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Cracked launches Roku channel as it expands its humor brand into over-the-top video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Hippodrome - A Show for All Seasons
by Tina Collins - Sep 29, 2016

A high energy musical history of The Four Seasons that hits all the right notes. (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Hit Musical Makes its South Africa Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Get ready for the musical journey of your life!  The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert based on the Oscar-winning hit film makes its South African premiere at Artscape, Cape Town on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.  Presented by Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, and featuring an all South African cast, Priscilla will be on stage at Artscape until Sunday, 23 April, thereafter moving to Montecasino's Teatro from Friday, 28 April to 18 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket. Hashtag: #PriscillaSA. Brought to South Africa in association with BBC First. (more...)

Beats for Boobs Celebrates 12th Annual Fashion Show and Fundraiser at Mezzanine in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Beats for Boobs, the all-volunteer San Francisco based organization that grants financial support to local breast cancer nonprofits, presents an electrifying evening of fashion, live performance art, and music at their 12th annual fashion show and fundraiser. For the past twelve years, Beats for Boobs has combined art, fashion, food, music, and education to inspire the community to take action, volunteer, and to donate. This year, Beats for Boobs is pulling out all the stops to make this year their biggest one yet! (more...)

BWW Review: MTG Provides a Lilting Rendition of PROMISES PROMISES
by Don Grigware - Sep 27, 2016

In 1968 Promises, Promises, based on 1960's hit film The Apartment, opened on Broadway to great critical and popular acclaim. It was the first collaboration between Burt Bacharach and Hal David, and the resultant score was - and still is - regarded as one of the most gloriously upbeat musicals to grace a stage. Throw in Neil Simon, who wrote the book, and how can you miss having a hit? Promises2 was nominated for 8 Tony Awards and won 2 for Jerry Orbach and Marion Mercer. The show was successfully revived in 2010 in New York starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth, but did not receive nearly the same praise from audience or critics. (more...)

ESPN2's His & Hers Tackles Famous ANCHORMAN Fight Scene in Latest Parody
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Today at noon ET, ESPN2's His & Hers, hosted by Jemele Hill and Michael Smith, will premiere its latest spoof Co-Anchorman: The Legend of His & Hers. (more...)

CBS All Access Announces BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP Houseguests
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

CBS All Access announced today the 12 Houseguests embarking on the new digital edition of BIG BROTHER: Over the Top, which begins streaming live on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10:00 PM, ET/7:00 PM, PT. (more...)

BWW Backstage: FRANKENSTEIN at Denver Center For The Performing Arts
by Robert Bogin - Sep 23, 2016

DCPA's new Frankenstein frightens by challenging our assumptions about the nature of control and life itself. BWW interviews the Tony nominated director and lead actors. (more...)

Travel Channel to Premiere New Season of HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE, 10/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri returns for a new season of Travel Channel's hit series HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE and his newest show 'Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets.' (more...)

CBS Announces Where, When & How to Watch BIG BROTHER: OVER THE TOP
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

BIG BROTHER: Over the Top begins streaming live exclusively on CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's subscription video on demand and live-streaming service, Wednesday, Sept. 28 (more...)

KNXV in Phoenix wins National Emmy Award for 'Arizona's Dental Dangers' investigative reporting series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Struts Sex, Heels, and Acceptance to Pittsburgh
by Dylan Shaffer - Sep 21, 2016

What is the most beautiful thing in the world? Nature? Love? Food? What if I told you that for some, the answer was shoes? That is the exact mantra the Price family has passed down though the generations and unto the most recent heir, Charlie. When it comes his turn to take over the family shoe business, he is conflicted:  stuck somewhere between the ill-fated triangle of paternal expectations, fiancée demands, and personal validation. (more...)

castLabs Equips Avion Media With Video Playback and DRM Technology
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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Internet 'Over the Top' Video Expands and Redraws Global Market for Content Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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First World War Masterpiece Comes To Swindon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

R.C Sheriff's multi award-winning First World War Masterpiece Journey's End comes to Swindon Arts Centre this Friday and is a story based on real-life experiences not to be missed. (more...)

TLC to Premiere New Series SWEET 15: QUINCEANERA , 9/27
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

There are parties, and then there are Quinceañeras! TLC's new series SWEET 15: QUINCEAÑERA celebrates the traditional rite of passage in a Latina's life passed on from generation to generation, and a day of pride for the entire family. (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE 'Appeals' to Everyone!
by Katherine Waddell - Sep 20, 2016

Legally Blonde, which is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the renowned Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture, opened this past Friday at the South Bend Civic Theatre to much buzz and anticipation. As I sat in the audience on Saturday night waiting for the musical to begin, all around me I was hearing that this is "the best musical at SBCT in a while." (more...)

TransGaming Announces Special Shareholder Meeting Voting Results
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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BWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Sep 19, 2016

With a minimalist set depicting an abandoned stage - brick wall, ladder, random set pieces, and a piano - Music Theatre of Connecticut begins its 30th season with the iconic musical, Gypsy. Written in 1959, Gypsy harnesses the dream-team creative talents of music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, plus the original production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. All of these legends combined certainly raises the bar for expectation, and therefore, this show can be a difficult one for any theatre to produce. All in all, MTC did a good job of presenting this whirlwind piece. You should go! (more...)

Carnival Corp Creates Three Original TV Series for National Networks
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it has created three original TV programs that will air on major networks on Saturday mornings beginning October 1. (more...)

Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents SHOWGIRLS! The Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to announce their annual benefit, SHOWGIRLS!, an evening of glitz and glamor with a decidedly gaudy Vegas theme featuring an exclusive staged reading of SHOWGIRLS! A MUSICAL, the newest over-the-top production from Artistic Director David Cerda. The Vegas-inspired evening includes southern-style comfort food with a twist by The Hearty Boys, adult refreshments, games and the world's best silent/live auction. (more...)

BWW Review: Outstanding ALL THE WAY Stirs at South Coast Repertory
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 19, 2016

Right at the start of Robert Schenkkan's mesmerizing Tony Award-winning play ALL THE WAY---now playing in an outstanding new production at Orange County's South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through October 2---actor Hugo Armstrong is introduced in what would become one of the most powerful, fiery acting performances I have witnessed on this very stage. Commanding, and yet remarkably relatable without ever traversing caricature, Armstrong deftly portrays one of American History's most complex leaders, our 36th President, Lyndon B. Johnson. Armstrong's powerhouse portrayal is the explosive epicenter of a richly dense, dialogue-heavy drama that recounts the rocky 11-month period leading up to Johnson's re-election as the leader of the world's most powerful nation. The play spends its entirety focusing on this contentious time which finds Johnson pushing for the passage of the Civl Rights Act---which itself incites a tug-of-war between his longtime pro-segregation Dixiecrat friends and the African-American community lobbying for rights that have been long overdue. (more...)

New iGR Study Forecasts Increasing Home Broadband and Wi-Fi Usage in U.S. Households
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 19, 2016

One of the biggest thrills I get as a theatre reviewer is to experience a show that I love in a new light, and to discover things about it that I never noticed before, no matter how many times I may have seen it. This was my experience viewing the first production in Playhouse on Park's eighth season, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGEright's TOXIC AVENGER – Fun but as Solid as Toxic Waste
by Jay Irwin - Sep 19, 2016

There's nothing wrong with a bit of mindless fun at the theater. Some of my happiest memories are sitting in a darkened theater laughing hysterically at Mormons or man eating plants or oversexed puppets. But while the fun in those instances may be base and mindless they were all still backed up by a well crafted and well put together show and that's where "The Toxic Avenger Musical", currently being offered from STAGEright, falls flat. Sure, it's goofy, in your face, Over the Top fun but appealing to our love of things a little bit gross and repeatedly calling someone a slut cannot replace good writing and pacing. (more...)

Macy's Announces New Products Inspired by DreamWorks Animation's TROLLS
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

This fall, Macy's stores nationwide will be the center of happiness, as the retailer invites customers to #gethappy through a multifaceted entertainment collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, celebrating the upcoming animated feature film TROLLS. (more...)

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER is Great Fun at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Sep 19, 2016

So, this was my first time seeing A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, and as the plot began to unfold, I was struck by its similarity to a film I saw many years before. Growing up I remember watching selections from the Janus Films collection on my local PBS station (KETC, channel 9 in St. Louis), and the film that immediately came to mind was Kind Hearts and Coronets, which featured Alec Guinness in a variety of roles. Reading the program I noticed that Roy Borniman's novel of the same name was the basis for this Tony winning musical. Mystery solved. This is a wonderfully fun take on the story, and makes for an engaging and highly entertaining experience. Even if you've never seen the movie or read the book, you'll find plenty to love about this splendid adaptation that makes it all seem very fresh and funny! (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL at the Broad Brook Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 19, 2016

Musicals have an amazing way of transporting an audience to exciting, sometimes magical places. You might find yourself in the middle of a romantic kingdom, on the rooftops of turn-of-the-century London, or in the catacombs of a French opera house. But when the lights come up on the latest show at the Broad Brook Opera House, audiences find they have been transported to a place that is, well, a little less magical - the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Starke, Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: EIGHT BY TENN: Alas, a Menagerie
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 17, 2016

Zeitgeist Stage Company presents a collection of short plays by Tennessee Williams. EIGHT BY TENN has the trademark lyrical writing style that makes Williams Williams, but not all characters are equally developed, posing a challenge for the actors. Artistic Director David J. Miller directs an ensemble of three newcomers and five returnees whose performances are uneven. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Lushly Romantic CINDERELLA Opens the New Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 17, 2016

From the very first moment - when principal guest conductor Nathan Fifield raises his baton and the musicians of the Nashville Symphony play the very first notes of Prokofiev's lush score - it becomes apparent that Nashville Ballet's Cinderella is going to be something very special. And so it goes for the next two-and-one-half-hours: All the way to the final tableau in which the lovely young woman (danced with power and grace by the always-superb Kayla Rowser) finds herself upon a swing in an altogether bucolic setting, with the comforting and loving arm of her dashing prince (Judson Veach, handsome and steadfast) gently caressing her. (more...)

BWW Interview: Talking Sparkle Shoes and Stamina with MATILDA's Mother of the Year, Lesli Margherita
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 17, 2016

Lesli Margherita is an Olivier Award winner for her West End debut as Inez in Zorro the Musical. After over 1000 performances getting 'Loud' in Matilda the Musical as the villainous Mrs. Wormwood, a role she originated on Broadway, Lesli bid farewell to the grounds of Crunchem Hall and crossed the street to The Helen Hayes to star as uber- diva Mona Kent in the Broadway premiere of Randy Skinner's Dames at Sea.   (more...)

Interact Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Present WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

This fall, Interact Theater's incomparable ensemble ignites the stage with their newest creation What Fools These Mortals Be. Master playwright and storyteller Kevin Kling heads up the cast for an unforgettable evening of theater, humor, music, and over-the-top foolishness accompanied by original music and stage direction by Ivey Award-winning composer Aaron Gabriel. (more...)

Audrey II to Invade Shadowbox Live in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

? It's green, it's mean, and it's a people eating machine!  The Audrey II invades the stage at Shadowbox Live in two weeks at the opening of Little Shop of Horrors on Thursday, September 29th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: DINNER AT THE TWITS, The Vaults, 14 September 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 15, 2016

The genius of Roald Dahl created some wonderfully villainous characters and two of the most vile must be the disgustingly horrible Mr and Mrs Twit. Bringing their story to life, with details such as the house turned upside down, worm spaghetti and bird pie, is a challenge few could tackle. (more...)

Greater Boston's 'Smartest' Public High Schools -- New 'SAT'...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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Introducing Optimizely X: The Experimentation Platform for Marketers, Developers and Product Managers to Experiment Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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CBS All Access Announces New Premiere Dates for STAR TREK: DISCOVERY & New Edition of 'GOOD WIFE'
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

CBS All Access, the CBS Television Network's subscription video on-demand and live streaming service, today announced new premiere dates for its new original series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY and the all-new edition of THE GOOD WIFE. (more...)

TransGaming Announces Additional Details Regarding Its Upcoming Arm's Length Brokered Private Placement of Subscription Receipts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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ESPN3 Content Joins Sling TV Channel Guide, a First for the Pay-TV Industry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Justin Bieber To Headline New Year's Eve At Fontainebleau Miami Beach With Special Poolside Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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BWW Review: Thrilling BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE
by Andria Tieman - Sep 13, 2016

The thought of seeing a dramatic version of the epic poem Beowulf may make many people cringingly remember the sweaty days of undergrad and trying to parse meaning out of Olde English while being lorded over by a condescending professor and at least one overly enthusiastic classmate who won't shut up about it. Or maybe that's just me. The good news is that Tritnity Rep's production of BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE is not only hilarious, but 100% accessible even to those who have never read, and maybe don't want to read, the book.  This play is half academic lecture--but funny, and half manic musical fever dream, which come together beautifully to create a spectacle of light and sound.  Punctuated by dramatic, towering sets and scowling warrior maidens, it feels like Mad Max meets Bladerunner set in a wholly new dystopia.  This is a play that is fully immersive and unlike anything else out there.  It's so exciting to know the basic plot of a story, but still be surprised with what comes next, and this production is unexpected and unique in the best way. (more...)

BWW Review: Forever Entertaining FANTISTICKS Receives a Sterling Production at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Sep 13, 2016

The longest running musical in the world The Fantasticks is always at its best when produced and performed with simplicity. When I first saw it in New York in the 60s, it was performed in a cabaret space against a brick wall, with the suspension of a paper moon above. You can't get much simpler than that. In the current revival at the Pasadena Playhouse, the setting is bigger: a dilapidated, war-torn theatre in Southern California, shuttered since 1969, into which the actors enter to create art. The space may be bigger than the original, but the fine work on display maintains simplicity, especially in its message of love. This is a stunning production, one of the very best I have seen, with a magnificent interracial cast under the seamless direction of Seema Sueko. (more...)

Starman Cable TV Adds Over-the-Top Video Service with SeaChange
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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KVPAC's Community Theatre Program Opens 2016-2017 Season This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

KVPAC's Encore Players kicks off their fall 2016 Season with George Reinblatt's Evil Dead, The Musical, a Candian rock musical stage play based on the cult classic film series. Critics have praised the show calling it 'the next Rocky Horror Show'. Directed by Jason Howard, the show opens September 30 and runs through October 1 and 2, 2016.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Rock Dreams Come True for Scott A. Cook in TheatreWorks Florida's ROCK OF AGES
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 12, 2016

Music and theater come together in TheatreWorks Florida's latest production ROCK OF AGES. This show promises to be a rock concert and feel good American story. Director, choreographer, and TheatreWorks Florida's artistic producer, Scott A. Cook takes a few moments out of his busy rehearsal schedule to answer BroadwayWorld Orlando's questions. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's Stunning EVITA Makes History on Opening Night With Powerful Performances
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2016

As assured and confident as any long-running musical now - or ever, for that matter - on Broadway, the altogether worldly and completely engaging production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, playing at Andrew Jackson Hall through September 18, gives Nashville audiences the kind of exceptional theater experience they've come to expect from Studio Tenn. (more...)

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