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The last word in beauty. Pageant is a pageant. Judges selected from the audience actually vote and determine the winner who, therefore, may be different at each performance. The show takes its shots not by mocking the pageant from the outside, but by being one. The six contestants compete for the title of Miss Glamouresse (Glamouresse being a cosmetics company). Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast. and Miss Texas and compete in evening gowns, talent, swim-wear and spokemodeling, plus the finalists answer actual calls from the Glamouresse Beauty Crisis Hotline.

ABC's TO TELL THE TRUTH Draws Its Biggest Audience This Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

At 8:00 p.m., ABC's “To Tell the Truth” built over its most recent first-run airing in the slot by 18% in Total Viewers (4.7 million vs. 4.0 million) and by 25% in Adults 18-49 (1.0/3 vs. 0.8/2), scoring its most watched telecast this season. (more...)

The Butterfly Club Presents I'M QUITTING THE PAGEANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Butterfly Club are proud to present I'm Quitting the Pageant, Grace Agnew's one-woman show featuring personal, true stories of Americans that, against the backdrop of Trump's reign of terror, seem all the more frightening, moving, and bleakly funny. They will remind you that not all 319 million of us have lost our humanity. (more...)

Highly Suspect Announce U.S. Headline Spring Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Fresh off their third Grammy nomination, Highly Suspect today announce a new, major U.S. headline run. (more...)

WE tv to Premiere New Docu-Dramedy MAMA JUNE: FROM NOT TO HOT, 2/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

She's baaaack! Beginning Friday, February 24th at 10:00 pm ET/PT, WE tv invites viewers to join June Shannon, aka 'Mama June,' on her journey through a life-changing transformation, a physical and emotional metamorphosis that will leave one of America's most recognizable personalities virtually unrecognizable. (more...)

Photo Flash: Passion, Music, and Delectable Food in A MOVEABLE FEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

In an artistic collaboration with Cafe Nordo in Pioneer Square, a four-course meal will deliciously underscore a signature Book-It theatrical experience. Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. (more...)

Quest's Andrew Park Will Be Nebraska Repertory Theatre's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Quest Theatre Ensemble announced today that its founding Artistic Director, Andrew Park, has left Chicago and his position as the company's Artistic Director for Lincoln, Nebraska, where he was named Artistic Director of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Coheed and Cambria Announces 'NeverEnder GAIBSIV' tour w/ The Dear Hunter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The multi-dimensional, progressive-rock band, Coheed and Cambria announced today that they will be touring the US this spring, performing their landmark third album, 'Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness', in its entirety. (more...)

Columbia Stages Presents Tennessee Williams' CAMINO REAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

From January 25-28, Matt Trucano's (Columbia Directing 2017) new take on Tennessee Williams' classic, yet oft-untold story, CAMINO REAL, will light up The Connelly Theater (220 East 4th Street). (more...)

Ardea Arts and The Garden State Philharmonic Present ANIMAL TALES, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. For more information, visit: (more...)

New Artist Dalton Domino in Wichita this week with The Turnpike Troubadours
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

There's a perfectly natural reason as to why Dalton Domino's debut LP, 1806, carries a varied and skillfully unpredictable quality to it. (more...)

THE EPHEMERA TRILOGY to Bring Sand, Light and Shadow to The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

After the wide acclaim of Ada/Ava and The Paper Hat Game, The Tank continues their mission to present ground-breaking puppetry performance with the New York premiere of the ephemera trilogy, created and performed by Kimi Maeda, with music by Bill Carson and Kishi Bashi. (more...)

Salty Brine's The Living Record Collection Announces February and March Programming
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Salty Brine announces upcoming programming for February and March as part of his cabaret series, The Living Record Collection.  Programming will include the premiere of a brand-new cabaret based on Radiohead's album Ok Computer and a special Valentine's Day show with Heather Christian based on The Carpenters' The Singles 1969 - 1973. (more...)

BWW Review: They're Ba-a-a-ack: It's Winter Panto-time!
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 19, 2017

WINTER PANTO 2017: THE PRINCESS & THE PEA is served with a generous portion of political satire. What better villains than orange-haired Queen Clump and her alt-right hand man Stompundstammer? The best jokes go over their heads, but definitely bring the kids to this loosey-goosey fantasy world of fun and frolic. (more...)

Ardea Arts and The Garden State Philharmonic Present the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. For more information, visit: (more...)

The Comrades' Present 2017 Inauguration Day Reading of THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Comrades are pleased to present the Chicago production their 2017 Inauguration Day staged reading of THE TAMING by Lauren Gunderson. Over 40 other theatres across the country are participating in this event. The reading is directed by Kate Leslie and will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00pm, following a performance of the company's winter 2017 production of PRELUDE TO A KISS by Craig Lucas, which is currently running until February 4. (more...)

Theo Croker, Matt Doyle, Toshi Reagon and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for more information, and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Watch Drive-By Truckers Perform 'Ramon Casiano' on CONAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

An especially poignant performance for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, last night Drive-By Truckers performed 'Ramon Casiano', the opening track to the critically celebrated album American Band on Conan (more...)

The More Please Orchestra Return with THE BEARD OF PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The enigmatic, fabled underground magic realist anti-supergroup of psycho-sexual funk, diabolical disco and free range rock'n mayhem known as The More Please Orchestra have announced details of their annual, bearded get together at the Metro Theatre on Friday, 10 February 2017. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

Celebrity Judges Confirmed for Inaugural MISS GEORGIA PRELIMS PAGEANT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Atlanta get ready for the highly anticipated inaugural Miss Georgia Prelims Pageant. This historical event will have all the lights, cameras, action and 'Pageantry' of international Pageants. (more...)

Tampa Celebrates PRIDE 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

TAMPA PRIDE 2017 is less than 10 weeks away. So now is the time to get Involved with your business, company, organization, social group or just Yourself!   (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players and TSU's Dazzling and Delightful THE WIZ
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 14, 2017

And, lord! What a cast Larson has assembled for his unique take on the musical - which again was catapulted into the cultural zeitgeist thanks to the critically acclaimed televised version from NBC last year of the show that features the music and lyrics of Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown - and what a collective of creative types he's once again pulled together to bring his vision to the TSU stage. (more...)

The Flaming Lips' New Album 'Oczy Mlody' Released Today via Warner Bros. Records
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

THE FLAMING LIPS new studio album - OCZY MLODY - is released today on Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Coming to The Dowling Theater at Trinity Repertory Company in March, Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? is making its way to Providence! This is the first time Sister's Easter Catechism: Will My Bunny Go To Heaven? will be performed in Rhode Island. (more...)

Main Street Theater to Host Free Inauguration Day Staged Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

As part of a nationwide initiative, Main Street Theater will present 2 staged readings of Lauren Gunderson's The Taming on Inauguration Day, January 20. More than 40 theaters across the country are participating. (more...)

Heavy Rock Icons Mastodon Announce Spring Headlining Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Atlanta-based heavy rock icons MASTODON have confirmed a spring U.S. headline tour which will kick off on April 14th in Missoula, MT, with support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, "may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook" will return to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Saturday, February 25th at 9:30PM (EST) in Seth Sikes Sings Bernadette Peters, a brand new show in which he sings the Broadway star's most popular songs. (more...)

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS Chat 'American Band' With Craig Finn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Entering 2017, the Drive-By Truckers album American Band continues to be politically thought provoking as we move closer and closer to Inauguration Day. (more...)

New Donald Trump Biography is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Whitman Publishing announces the release of 'Donald Trump: 45th President of the United States Collector's Vault,' an illustrated coffee-table biography that includes more than three dozen commemorative souvenirs from the life and times of President Trump. The book is available from Barnes & Noble, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Meijers, and other book sellers, and online including at and, for $49.95. (more...)

SWMRS To Support All Time Low on US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Bay Area quartet SWMRS today announced that they will support Fueled By Ramen label mates All Time Low on their US tour, which kicks off July 3 in Phoenix, AZ and wraps August 6 in Orlando, FL. Tickets for the tour go on sale on March 3 at 10:00am local time. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Premiere THE? UNICORN? HOUR?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Neo-Futurists will present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

Los Angeles Weight Loss Specialist Dr. Michael Feiz to Appear on 'Mama June: From Not to Hot', 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Los Angeles-based weight loss surgeon Michael Feiz, M.D., F.AC.S. will be appearing on the first two episodes of WE TV's 'Mama June: From Not to Hot,' which will begin airing on February 24, 2017. The show chronicles the weight loss journey of TV notable, 'Mama' June Shannon, known to millions from the 2012 reality television series, 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.' The earlier series from TLC lasted for four seasons and became a frequently referenced pop culture phenomenon. (more...)

PHOTO & SUPPLY by Eat Drink Tell Your Friends Comes to The Tank's Flint & Tinder Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Rania Jumaily, co-artistic directors) is thrilled to host the world premiere of PHOTO & SUPPLY, created by Eat Drink Tell Your Friends and directed by Andy Manjuck (Wakka Wakka's Made in China at 59E59 Theaters). (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Jeremy Hays & More Will Sing From AN AMERICAN VICTORY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

On February 27, Feinstein's/54 Below will present an epic night of selections from the studio album of An American Victory. (more...)

Salty Brine Announces Extension of Latest Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Salty Brine announces two added performances of his hit cabaret show, Dean. Maybe Frank. Maybe Sammy. (Time Out New York Critics' Pick) as part of his cabaret series, The Living Record Collection.  Dean. Maybe Frank. Maybe Sammy., inspired by Radiohead's album Ok Computer, is currently running at Pangea (178 2nd Avenue) with performances on Februrary 7, 21, 28 and March 7 and 14.  Performances have been added on March 21 and 28, with doors opening at 6:30pm and performances beginning at 7:30pm for all dates. (more...)

J. Cole To Hit The Road For The '4 Your Eyez Only' Tour This June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announces today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour. The '4 Your Eyez Only' Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theater dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. (more...)

Broadway's Lea Salonga to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement in 2015, Tony and Olivier Award-winning star and recording artist Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko. Salonga smartly weaves together a set list of her favorite standards, go-to pop tunes, and Broadway ballads. This trio of piano, guitar, and voice ensures an intimate experience with a true Broadway icon. (more...)

Ardea Arts With Garden State Philharmonic Presents ANIMAL TALES, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Paradox Player's THE TAMING Soothes The Battered Political Soul
by Joni Lorraine - Feb 16, 2017

Paradox Player's THE TAMING Soothes The Battered Political Soul (more...)

Meghan Finn to Helm Carl Holder's CHARLESES at The Tank This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

After the critically acclaimed production of The Offending Gesture, director Meghan Finn returns to The Tank (Rosalind Grush and Rania Jumaily, co-artistic directors) to helm the world premiere of CHARLESES by Carl Holder. (more...)

Meet the Contestants of All-New FOX Comedic Competition Series KICKING & SCREAMING
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

On the all-new comedic competition series KICKING & SCREAMING, debuting Thursday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, 10 pampered novices pack their bags for the jungles of Fiji, to face the wild with 10 survivalists and compete for a grand prize of $500,000. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

The 2017 season continues at Nashville's historic and iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre with Ron Osborne's Seeing Stars in Dixie, an affectionate comedy set in a small Southern town in 1956, where the film Raintree County - starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, no less - is being shot! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre announces the complete cast of its upcoming production of Tony Award-winning writer Lisa Kron's (Fun Home) funny and brilliant play Well, set to star beloved Seattle talents Barbara Dirickson and Sarah Rudinoff. Well is dark comedy at its finest and is being directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham. (more...)

BWW Review: NOLI ME TANGERE, The Opera Goes For A Grand Staging
by Jude Buot - Feb 1, 2017

60 years after its original run in Manila, 'Noli Me Tangere, the Opera' is back for a limited engagement at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Hall. The show's producers, Jerry Sibal (also the show's director) and Edwin Josue, Filipinos both based in the United States, are going all out in making this production worth their trip back to the Philippines. The end result feels like a Pageant of sorts, composed of a huge ensemble of capable vocalists, a reliable orchestra, and a talented crop of theater artists and designers. (more...)

by Greg Kerestan - Feb 1, 2017

After a two-decade wait, Disney's cult animated musical finally comes to the stage, in an all too timely production. (more...)

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