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BWW Review: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at Broadway Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - Mar 9, 2017

I should probably say that A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder is murderously hilarious. But the Tony Award winner isn't quite an over-the-top farce. The show's music might remind you of anything from Gilbert and Sullivan operettas to Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, or perhaps even a bit of Sondheim's A Little Night Music. But it's not quite those, either. The unique, character-driven musical, which plays through Sunday at Broadway Sacramento, is rather silly, rather charming and all together entertaining. Never has murder been so fun. (more...)

BWW Review: A Telenovela Drama Before Your Very Eyes in DESTINY OF DESIRE
by Libby Champion - Mar 30, 2017

Two babies switched at birth, people dying and coming back to life, and girls kissing. Yes, you read the correctly. It may sound strange, but all these things and more come together in the most amazing way in the Garden Theatre's DESTINY OF DESIRE.   (more...)

Soundtrack to Heart-Pounding Heist Thriller DIAMOND CARTEL to Be Released 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The official motion picture soundtrack to the thrilling and stylish diamond heist movie Diamond Cartel will be hitting stores on April 7 hot on the heels of the film's theatrical run (more...)

BWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUND
by Troy Frisby - Mar 29, 2017

'That's really niche.' Those words from one of the night's emcees, Feinstein's/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, were technically used in reference to Linda Lavin's propensity to play love interests for superheroes. But, really, they could've been used to describe BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY, which played at the aforementioned venue March 21. (more...)

Top Digital Executives from CBS and BAMTech to Headline NAB Show Online Video Conference Keynote Sessions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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THE BITTER EARTH World Premiere to Launch NCTC's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

New Conservatory Theatre Center Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker announced the line-up for NCTC's 2017-18 subscription season last night at NCTC's annual Season Announcement Party for subscribers, donors and artists. (more...)

Science Channel to Premiere New Series OUTLAW TECH, 4/26
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

With complex security systems designed to stop the world's most nefarious criminal masterminds, a new Science Channel series goes inside amazing capers to unpack the high-tech arsenal used on both sides of the law. OUTLAW TECH premieres Wednesday, April 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Pitbull, Flo Rida, Stephen Marley & More to Perform at WrestleMania
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

WWE (NYSE: WWE) today announced that Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum international icon, Pitbull, will take the stage at WrestleMania 33 joined by Flo Rida, Stephen Marley and LunchMoney Lewis (more...)

BWW Review: And Yet She Persisted - STEEL MAGNOLIAS Perseveres With Heritage Players
by Cybele Pomeroy - Mar 28, 2017

The script of STEEL MAGNOLIAS celebrates the resilience of women, and this production of it particularly does so.It is a production of heart, from many hearts, and quite heart-warming. (more...)

New Docu-Series RELEASED and CHECKING INN to Join OWN Saturday Night Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today it has ordered two new docu-series that will join its popular Saturday night programming line-up later this year. (more...)

Brelby Presents SPACE JUNK Fun, Clever, Fast Paced with Lots of Heart
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

'Even on the first read, Goulder's script was fun, clever, fast-paced, and had a lot of heart,' Perovich said. 'The play has gotten stronger and more entertaining with each new draft.' (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Onstage In Bedford
by Jef Tingley - Mar 27, 2017

In this never never land, you don't need elaborate set pieces and props to bring the story to life; a piece of rope can become a pirate ship and mermaids appear with some fabric and strategically placed cups. (more...)

BWW Review: Taylor and Bologna's LOVE ALLWAYS Enjoys L.A. Premiere at Gray Studios
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2017

Comprised of 10 short plays in 2 acts about the follies and foibles of love and lovers, LOVE ALLWAYS addresses the subjects of love and romance which have long provided great source material for comedy, created from the pens of two proven masters of American comedy. With busy careers in film, television and Broadway, Taylor and Bologna have defied the Hollywood odds with a marriage that's lasted 51 years (so far). And no doubt, many of the relationship stories shared must be of a very personal nature to them, or perhaps some of their closest friends! (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Mar 27, 2017

Join the party and be prepared to be entertained and moved, especially by Silvestri's brilliant turn as Albin/Zaza. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Mar 27, 2017

For lovers of the Disney genre, this is enjoyable and should leave people smiling. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and More! (more...)

CBS Announces Mario Lopez as Host of Live-Action Game Show CANDY CRUSH
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

CBS today announced Mario Lopez as host of the new live action game show CANDY CRUSH, based on the globally renowned mobile game franchise. (more...)

House of Yes and Ministry of Sound to Present CANDYLAND with Joey Negro
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

House of Yes and Ministry of Sound present CANDYLAND with disco and house legend Joey Negro on Friday, March 31st. The night is guaranteed to shine a candy-colored glow and transport guests to a world filled with sweet treats, irresistible temptations, and countless candy bites. (more...)

BWW Review: Ensemble's 2017 COLOMBI NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL Features OCCUPATION DAD at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Mar 23, 2017

Ensemble Theatre's 'Playwrights' was established in the early 1990's by Don Bianchi, one of the founders of Dobama, and Park Goist, a professor of American Studies at Case Western Reserve. It was started with the hope of creating an opportunity for local playwrights to have their works staged. (more...)

E!'s New Docu-Series SECOND WIVES CLUB to Premiere 5/4
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

E! takes viewers inside the lives of these enviable “trophy wives” when SECOND WIVES CLUB premieres Thursday, May 4th at 9 pm ET/PT (more...)

BWW Review: LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Mar 23, 2017

It's a long way from a cramped second-floor loft in lower Manhattan to the splendors of the Kennedy Center Opera House with a full orchestra. (more...)

DIY Network Announces 2017 Programming Roster Featuring New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Home improvement powerhouse DIY Network, which delivered its highest-rated and most-watched year ever among primetime viewers A25-54 and W25-54 in 2016, is loading in 301 hours of new original programming in 2017, including 12 new series, 27 returning favorites and 22 one-hour specials. (more...)

Travel Channel 2017 Programming Roster Takes Off with Awesome Adventures
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Exploration and adventures on land, sea - and even beyond the skies - will drive Travel Channel's programming itinerary in 2017. (more...)

Discovery to Present NASA: 60 YEARS AND BEYOND to Celebrate 60th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Directed and produced by Academy Award(R)-nominated and Emmy(R)-winning filmmaker Rory Kennedy ('Last Days of Vietnam'), the documentary feature, NASA: 60 YEARS AND BEYOND, will air on Discovery in 2018. (more...)

DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!, Starring Drew Droege, Extends at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Celebration Theatre and John Michael Beck are dying to tell you that their smash-hit, Ovation!-recommended, critically-acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is extending through Sunday, April 9 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ant Anstead Named New Co-Hst of WHEELER DEALERS; Edd China Depart After 13 Seasons
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Velocity today announced established automotive expert Ant Anstead is the new co-host and master mechanic on the global hit series WHEELER DEALERS. (more...)

Brian Charles Rooney to Play 'Dr. Epic' in TARA TREMENDOUS THE MUSICAL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Stop the presses! Alert the media! The search for an actor to play super villain and self-proclaimed 'genius of the world' - Dr. Epic - has finally come to an end: Wonkybot Studios has announced Broadway actor and CT Critics Circle Award winner Brian Charles Rooney has joined the cast of the Tara Tremendous The Musical concert performance at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Review: Superbly Staged ROMEO AND JULIET Just Closed at Archway
by Don Grigware - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday March 19 I paid a visit to Archway Studio Theatre in Burbank for the matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet. It was the last performance and my very first time at Archway, who are known mainly for their presentation of the classics. Needless to say, I was blown way by the production, the direction and the entire ensemble who all invested themselves so dearly in their roles. (more...)

Small-Town Drama to Hit Stagecrafters in THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The characters are as believable as they are over-the-top in Stagecrafters' latest offering The Red Velvet Cake War by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, showing March 24-April 9, at the Baldwin Theatre in downtown Royal Oak. (more...)

Astrid Hadad to Examine Mexico Past and Present in TIERRA MISTERIOSA at Peak Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

This Cinco de Mayo weekend, Peak Performances will present cabaret singer / performance artist Astrid Hadad - at once one of Mexico's most internationally renowned artists and 'one of the country's most engaging critics' (PRI's 'The World') - in the U.S. premiere of her acclaimed stage work Tierra Misteriosa. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Slow Burn's BIG RIVER is A Joyous Musical Ride
by Trevor Durham - Mar 19, 2017

Fitzwater has finally gotten his chance to deliver Big River, a production dazzling in its music and performances, showcasing a wild range of talents that give this American musical the most American feel a show could hope for. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Mar 17, 2017

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit (more...)

BWW Review: BOOTYCANDY Sizzles With Satire and Seethes With Inner Turmoil
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 17, 2017

Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY has a merry old time lampooning trashy black mammas and a grandiloquent Sunday preacher, but the turbulence lurking within his gay anti-hero is indicative of the the playwright's ambivalence toward white people and his inner self-doubts. (more...)

Scripps officers adopt 10b5-1 trading plans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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Nadja Verena Marcin To Display Works In THE WHITNEY HOUSTON BIENNIAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Multi-disciplinary artist Nadja Verena Marcin's photographic work Bride (image above) and video / performance piece How to Undress in Front of Your Husband, will be featured in the 2017 The Whitney Houston Biennial: Greatest Love of All. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?'
by Gary Laird - Mar 16, 2017

The latest iteration of the production on tour is crafted with care and performed with verve. It's an 'old-fashioned' Broadway staple, and it never wears out its welcome. It unabashedly tugs at the heartstrings, tickles the funny bone and jerks the tears, just as it did when it opened 66 years ago this month. Few musicals achieve this kind of longevity, and more than a few of those are from the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

MK Automotives Cord-Cutting Service Clikia Completes Test Flight, Announces Launch Date
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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Opera Carolina Goes West (By Way Of Italy) With Puccini's GIRL OF THE WEST, 4/23, 27, 29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

When Puccini's The Girl of the West premieres in Charlotte, it will be the culmination of a nearly two-year partnership between Opera Carolina, New York City Opera, Teatro Lirico in Cagliari, Sardenia and the Teatro di Giglio in Lucca, Italy - Puccini's hometown, with additional performances in Pisa, Livorno and Modena, Italy (more...)

Teaser Video: Dove Channel Premieres New Series FRANKLY FARACI, 3/21
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Dove Channel, Cinedigm's OTT family-friendly streaming service, announced last week that episode one of its first original show, FRANKLY FARACI, is scheduled to go up on the service March 21st (more...)

Ryan Friedlinghaus Returns to Velocity with INSIDE WEST COAST CUSTOMS
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Illustrious custom car designer Ryan Friedlinghaus and his skilled team at West Coast Customs return to Velocity with never-before-seen episodes of INSIDE WEST COAST CUSTOMS, featuring some of the most incredible builds created exclusively in his new expansive Burbank custom automotive shop. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: Mark Fisher Fitness - Your Ultimate Guide To Staying Fit On The Road
by Guest Blogger: Mark Fisher - Mar 14, 2017

One of the greatest fitness challenges is staying on your game when your life requires lots of travel. (more...)

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Mar 14, 2017

You're a guest at the riotous wedding of Rebecca Steinberg and Brian Howard in Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts' fantastic musical production 'It Shoulda Been You.' Family squabble, friendly foolery, and shocking surprises are all present in this delightful show that revolves around a young couple on their wedding day. This Long Island premiere has a book and lyrics by Brian Hargrove with music by Barbara Anselmi. Michael Cooper, Will Randall, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Lijo, and Jill Abramovitz also contributed to the lyrics. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MISER, Garrick Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 13, 2017

Following stints in Bath and Richmond, Sean Foley and Phil Porter's new adaptation of the Moliere classic is now in the West End's Garrick Theatre for a limited run. Whilst it does retain a satirical edge, its main aim is to entertain - and does so in spades. (more...)

Scripps Awarded Three Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Political Journalism
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

For extensive political coverage coordinated across its television station group, national news bureaus and digital news brands, and for its commitment to fact-checking political advertising (more...)

BWW Review: RUMORS at Ridgefield Theater Barn
by Sean Fallon - Mar 13, 2017

Over-the-top characters have deliberately comical interactions at a house party in which the host has shot himself earlier in the evening, before the guests arrived. An excellent cast and compelling storyline captivate the audience in this Neil Simon farce. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

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BWW REVIEW: CALAMITY JANE Is A Fun Filled, Feel Good Night Of Energetic and Entirely Engaging Entertainment
by Jade Kops - Mar 12, 2017

Virginia Gay is completely captivating in a compelling performance of CALAMITY JANE. (more...)

BWW Review: FROM THE MOUTHS OF MONSTERS Makes Powerful Premiere at the Kennedy Center
by Barbara Johnson - Mar 11, 2017

Inspired by (but not literally adapted from) Mary Shelley's 200-year-old novel Frankenstein, Idris Goodwin's FROM THE MOUTHS OF MONSTERS makes a powerful world premiere at the Kennedy Center's Family Theater. A two-actor play starring Shannon Dorsey and Tia Shearer in energetic, flexible roles, it sports a cool, contemporary aesthetic and impeccable sound design (Christopher Baine) - important for a play that's all about a teenager's discovery of the weight of words. (more...)

Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Brings Musical Comedy Back with a Bang
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Based on the Woody Allen classic, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a BANG! A young playwright in desperate need of financial backing accepts an offer he can't refuse - from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 10, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando, and STOREFRONT CHURCH in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

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