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BWW Recap: There's 'No More Pretending' on WESTWORLD
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 31, 2016

“Contrapasso,” the title of Episode 5 of WESTWORLD refers to the concept in Dante's Inferno that every sinner should see an equally fitting punishment for their crime as the one they had committed. As guests continually exercise their id and indulge in depravity and the hosts who are victims of said indulgence start gaining consciousness and pushing back, they may find their own ring of hell at the end of their vacation. Everyone this week faces their demons and sees justice, in whatever form that maybe. For the more unsavory workers and guests of Westworld and their instinctually detached approach to the hosts from a more voyeuristic perspective, they will find an equally fitting end to their equally horrifying “sins”. For those with purer intentions and good hearts, they will battle against the sin exercising all around them and tempting them in to struggle in the search for a haven. “Contrapasso” is all about ones actions and the due retribution they will face, allowing the characters to reach a beautiful climax as the world and the balance starts shifting for them, be it in the positive or negative light. (more...)

Happy Halloween! Season 1 of The Hunted: Encore Releases Today! Featuring Cast Members of The Great Comet of 1812, Fun Home, Once, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

AVAILABLE NOW! New Musical Action Comedy Web Series featuring Cast and Creative Team Members of Hamilton, The Great Comet of 1812, Fun Home, Once, and more! (more...)

Scoop: TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO - Today, October 28, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW on HBO, airing today, October 28, 2016! (more...)

Band Of Merrymakers Premiere New Holiday Single 'A Very Merry Medley' On Billboard
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

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BWW Recap: All the Little Birdies Go Tweet, Tweet, Tweet on THE BLACKLIST
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 28, 2016

The Thrushes are the Blacklisters tonight: THE MAN FROM UNCLE is invoked by villain reference as computer systems fall, relationships prove to be honeytraps, and the search for Agnes closes. Will Mr. Kaplan live? Will Alexander Kirk die? And just which team is Liz Keen playing for? (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY, DISASTER! and More Set for Equinox Theatre Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Equinox Theatre Company has announced its exciting ninth season. (more...)

AT&T's AUDIENCE Network to Air Butch Walker Concert Special 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'Butch Walker' airing Friday, November 11, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Promo for Encyclopedia of Popular Music PROFESSOR OF ROCK
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Dedicated music fans around the world want much more than what is available to them. Enter PROFESSOR OF ROCK - featuring the definitive visual history of pop music and compelling stories behind hundreds of the most important songs and albums from the 1950s to the present day, straight from the artist's mouth. (more...)

BWW Review: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE a Testament to Mystery, Great Performances
by Trevor Durham - Nov 6, 2016

Director Melissa Findley tackles a test of cunning, wits, and nuance. (more...)

BWW Review: ONE FLEA SPARE at Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - Nov 4, 2016

ONE FLEA SPARE is a play with a deceptively simple premise, but one that becomes almost overwhelmingly complex as secrets are revealed, motivations get murky and time takes its toll on people. Mr. and Mrs. Snelgrave are upper class Londoners during the plague. As they're quarantined in their home, the acquire two additional people who are then forced to stay in the Snelgrave home to avoid spreading the disease. Morse, a young girl, and Bunce, a retired sailor shake up the staid Snelgrave dynamic and as the four of them are forced to remain in close quarters, class distinctions break down and skeletons come out of the closet. This is a very spare production, set in a black box theatre in the round, but once that is made incredibly compelling through exceptional performances and tight, complex writing. What few props and costumes there are become larger than life and perfectly communicate the heightened and somewhat frantic circumstances the characters find themselves in. By stripping away all the distractions, the performances create an intimacy with the audience that is palpable and electric. (more...)

CAZA DE BRUJAS EN SAN ANTONIO: An Unsolved Crime
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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Home Showing Safety App for Real Estate Agents adds 9-1-1 Connectivity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

42ND STREET Opens this Weekend at The Heights Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Heights Players is proud to present its first musical of its 61st season - the classic, quintessential backstage musical comedy, 42nd Street. This song-and-dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story is the perfect ticket as the holiday season, and chilly weather, approaches. 42nd Street opens on November 4th and runs through November 20th. (more...)

Hollywood Christmas Parade Announces Talent Lineup for 85th Anniversary Celebration
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The 85 th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas event in America, announces the 2016 talent lineup for its landmark anniversary celebration. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere Thrilling New Season of A CRIME TO REMEMBER , 12/9
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID) transports viewers back to the bad old days with the return of the network's two-time Emmy Award-winning series, A CRIME TO REMEMBER. (more...)

Dictionary.com Names 'Xenophobia' 2016 Word of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

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BWW Review: Theatre Schmeater's Toast TWILIGHT ZONE: LIVE! Turns Twenty-Four, Still Got It
by Amelia Reynolds - Nov 25, 2016

It's that time of the year again! Theatre Schmeater's 'Twilight Zone: Live!' celebrates its 24th birthday with three culturally pertinent episode adaptations. As a first timer with high expectations, the first few moments seeing my beloved Twilight Zone in color were jarring. This passes. In this perfect homage that clearly expresses reverence with just the right sprinkling of poking-fun, 'Twilight Zone: Live!' is a cozy, kooky production that continues to be as timeless as infinity. (more...)

Sue Abu-Hakima, CEO of Amika Mobile Corp. named a WXN 2016 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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Gadfly Offers Holiday Entertainment Alternatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

If you're looking for something queer, Pagan, or just plain "not Christmas" this December as an antidote to the cornucopia of Santa hats and live Nativities this winter, look no further than Gadfly's own headquarters, The Fox Egg Gallery on December 17th and 18th. Gadfly and its long-term non-monogamous partner The Fox Egg Gallery manage to fit something for everyone into two meaningful nights of community and connection. (more...)

BWW Review: Leigh Silverman and Sutton Foster Discover Fresh Nuances In Intimate SWEET CHARITY
by Michael Dale - Nov 21, 2016

Ever since it opened in 1966 as the Broadway production that made the Palace Theatre go legit, the final scene of Neil Simon (book), Dorothy Fields (lyrics) and Cy Coleman's (music) hyper-swinging Sweet Charity has been a trouble spot. (more...)

NEVER OPEN THE DOOR When They Arrive on Blu-Ray & DVD 12/6
by Movies News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Maltauro Entertainment in association with Baumant Entertainment has announced the December 6th Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD release of NEVER OPEN THE DOOR. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the London Premiere of DISASTER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

DISASTER!, the 2016 Broadway musical comedy spoof of star-studded 1970s jeopardy movies like The Poseidon Adventure, Earthquake and Airport, premiered at Charing Cross Theatre with two glittering gala concert charity performances to raise funds for The Make a Difference Trust on Sunday 20 November. (more...)

Psychiatrist Jose Gomez, M.D. Releases 'My Happiness Today'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ After more than four decades helping hundreds of patients in his private practice as a Board Certified psychiatrist, Dr. Jose Gomez a bestselling author whose latest book is the groundbreaking My Happiness Today - has formulated a powerful answer to the question: Why are so many people feeling unhappy? (more...)

Patricia Catuto Announces NINA'S TURN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Patricia Catuto, a wife, mother, avid reader, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Nina's Turn': a gripping and potent work that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. This work is the second book in the Sisters by Design trilogy. This story is a continuation into the thrilling and exciting life of the Verducci sisters. (more...)

Rock Around the Christmas Tree with The Band of Merrymakers at Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Get ready to rock around the Christmas tree with some of your favorite artists at The Band of Merrymakers, coming Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, December 2, 2016 at 8 pm. (more...)

Starry Marni Nixon Tribute, KT Sullivan, Klea Blackhurst and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Go Fish Digital Celebrates Win of Four Digital Marketing Industry Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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BWW Review: DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER at ARTS Theatre
by - Nov 18, 2016

The Adelaide Repertory Theatre are ending the year with a French farce, Don't Dress For Dinner. (more...)

Awolnation Concert to Air on AT&T's AUDIENCE Network Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'AWOLNATION' airing today, November 18, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). (more...)

SWMRS to Support Grouplove on U.S. Leg of Big Mess World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Bay Area quartet SWMRS today announced that they will support Grouplove on the next US leg of their Big Mess World Tour, (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Out This Winter; Get 'Waving Through a Window' Track with Pre-Order!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Atlantic Records and Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will be released on Atlantic Records this winter. (more...)

Cybric Launches Industry-First Continuous Security-as-a-Service Platform
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

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Kevin Hart, CAPTAIN AMERICA Top PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 2017 Nominees; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The nominees for PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 were announced this morning at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. (more...)

ESPN and Atlantic Records Team for Upcoming College Basketball Season
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

ESPN's men's and women's college basketball coverage will feature the music of Atlantic Records recording artists for the fourth consecutive year throughout its extensive schedule of over 3,200 total games across ESPN networks. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Bryan Cranston, James Franco Star in New Comedy WHY HIM?
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Twentieth Century Fox has shared a new trailer for the upcoming comedy WHY HIM?, in heaters December 23, 2016. Get a first look below! (more...)

Pandora Holiday NYC Concert to Feature The 1975, BASTILLE and Bishop Briggs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Pandora (NYSE: P), the go to music source for fans and artists, will present its fourth annual PANDORA HOLIDAY LIVE concert on December 6 at Pier 36 in New York City (more...)

BWW Review: THE FINAL VOYAGE OF X MINUS ONE at Counter-Productions Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - Nov 14, 2016

As a theatre reviewer, I have the privilege of watching all kinds of productions. Everything from Shakespeare to locally-written original works is up for grabs. Occasionally, though, one needs to bring in an expert, which is what I opted to do for my review of The Final Voyage of X Minus One at AS220's Black Box theatre. It's not that this production is hard to understand, or less entertaining to those who are not intimately familiar with sci-fi, but genre works tend to have a lot of subtle nods and winks that may go over the layperson's head, and I was concerned about missing something important. So I brought in a ringer, in the form of my geeky husband Ryan Michney, and I've included his thoughts below. (more...)

West End Star Simon Lipkin Joins the Cast of DISASTER! as Rehearsals Begin for London Production
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

West End star Simon Lipkin (Nathan Detroit alongside Rebel Wilson in Guys & Dolls, the title role in The Lorax, Barlow the Dog in I Can't Sing, Lonny in Rock Of Ages, Trekkie Monster in Avenue Q)  has joined the cast of DISASTER! as rehearsals get underway in London. (more...)

SUSTO Debuts New Single from Forthcoming Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Charleston-based SUSTO's newest track “Jah Werx,” from their highly anticipated album, & I'm Fine Today, premieres today. (more...)

AT&T Audience Network to Broadcast Garth Brooks Exclusive Concert Event at Yankee Stadium
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

AT&T's AUDIENCE Network will present the exclusive concert event 'GARTH BROOKS/YANKEE STADIUM/LIVE.' Filmed in 4K this past summer, the spectacular concert event will broadcast nationwide today, Nov. 10, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT across all AT&T platforms. (more...)

iContact Hosts Free Holiday Hotline for Email Marketers on Nov. 15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

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Enjoy THE ROB MATHES HOLIDAY CONCERT with Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams Sunday, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Rob Mathes Holiday Concert, a tradition since 1993, finally comes to Manhattan this December for one concert only! Don't miss an afternoon with Emmy winner and Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Rob Mathes as he lights up the Schimmel stage with his all-star six-piece horn section and a backing band filled with studio legends from SNL, David Letterman's Late Show, and Paul Simon's band. Celebrated vocalists Vaneese Thomas and James 'D-Train' Williams round out the powerhouse cast. Expect an afternoon filled with high-energy reimaginings and a celebration of the holiday spirit! (more...)

Asmodee Digital Reveals Inner Wizard Skills this December with Potion...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

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Author Shares RESOLVING THE ANXIETY DILEMMA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Worry. Panic attacks. Unpleasant anxious feelings. ?In the past, these and other problems were very hard to treat. People would spend years in therapy with minimal improvement. (more...)

PROFESSOR OF ROCK to Provide Initimate Insight into Music That Changed Lives Forever
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

PROFESSOR OF ROCK - featuring the definitive visual history of pop music and compelling stories behind hundreds of the most important songs and albums from the 1950s to the present day, straight from the artist's mouth. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order Today; Full Tracklist!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen, released on Atlantic Records, is available for pre-order today, Friday, December 2 at all DSPs here. (more...)

SUSTO Premieres Single on Consequence of Sound
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Charleston-based SUSTO's newest track “Hard Drugs,” from their highly anticipated album, & I'm Fine Today, premieres on Consequence of Sound, who call it, “Honest and reflective.” See the post and listen to the single (more...)

Jamie Lloyd to Direct Immersive Philip Ridley Double Bill at Shoreditch Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today Shoreditch Town Hall announces an immersive double-bill of Philip Ridley plays, including the world premiere of Killer and a new production of Ridley's contemporary classic The Pitchfork Disney, his first stage play which premiered in 1991. The productions will both be directed by Jamie Lloyd and run in 'The Ditch' basement spaces of Shoreditch Town Hall in spring 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Bridge House Theatre, 30 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a magical Christmas show that sets up the festive season even for an old Bah Humbug! man like him. (more...)

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