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BWW Review: GOOD GRIEF World Premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Mar 9, 2017

As a way to celebrate International Women's Day this year, I attended the World Premiere of Ngozi Anyanwu's new play GOOD GRIEF at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. The production is directed by Patricia McGregor, with Anyanwu performing as the lead character, Nkechi. This is the first of Anyanwu's plays to receive a full professional production with great techniical credits including an impressive movable set designed by Stephanie Kerley Schwartz, costumes designed by Karen Perry, lighting designed by Pablo Santiago, with sound design by Adam Phalen. The cast features, in alphabetical order, Dayo Ade, Wade Allain-Marcus, Ngozi Anyanwu, Marcus Henderson, Omoze Idehenre, Carla Renata and Mark Jude Sullivan. (more...)

BWW Review: Unsettling THE NETHER at The Gamm
by Andria Tieman - Mar 8, 2017

THE NETHER, is a twisted look into a not-so-distant future where the internet becomes an immersive and physical experience. Unexpected reveals keep the plot moving, but the subject matter overall is uncomfortable to say the least. Playwright Jennifer Haley manages to avoid shock for the sake of shock, but this production certainly raises some thorny ethical dilemmas. Director Judith Swift manages to get a little close to taking things too far, but then pull back at the last second leaving the audience grappling with who the real monsters are. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2017: CIRQUE AFRICA at Cirque Africa Big Top
by Barry Lenny - Mar 8, 2017

This wonderful family friendly show, Cirque Africa, is a feast for the senses. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents World Premiere of THE SUMMER KING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera is proud and privileged to present the world premiere of Daniel Sonenberg's opera, The Summer King, the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. This very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera's distinguished 78 year history hits close to home as Josh went from the sandlots of Pittsburgh's North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues, before ultimately being enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Featuring Alfred Walker in the title role, Denyce Graves, Sean Pannikar, Kenneth Kellogg, Norman Shankle, Jacqueline Echols and many more, led by Maestro Antony Walker and directed by Sam Helfrich. Sonenberg collaborated on the libretto with Daniel Nester and Mark Campbell provided additional lyrics. The Summer King runs Saturday, April 29th (8pm), Tuesday, May 2nd (7pm), Friday, May 5th (7:30pm) and Sunday, May 7th (3pm) at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/27 - 2/2
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Below check out Jimmy Fallon's quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON opening monologues from February 27 – March 3. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Holds the Doors and Extends in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

HOLD THE DOOR! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn just refuses to die and is EXTENDINGyet AGAIN through SUNDAY, APRIL 30th at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company Brings Road Show to Next Step Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

11th Hour Theatre Company continues its 12th season with its third Next Step Concert Series performance. This time the series features a rarely produced Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman musical, Road Show. Road Show comes to the Next Step Concert Series March 31-April 2. Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics and Weidman wrote the book to this musical about two brothers chasing the American Dream. Kate Galvin, 11th Hour's Associate Producer, directs. The concert will be at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N American St.  Tickets cost $19-34 and are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone 267-987-9865. (more...)

Tim Jackson Releases 'Big Papa's Good Deed'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

'Big Papa's Good Deed': a fascinating and cheery children's book narrating the story of Big Papa, the largest bear in the magical forest of Big Tree, and what happens when he goes out to find food. 'Big Papa's Good Deed' is the creation of published author, Tim Jackson, whose hand-drawn illustrations depict the magical world in which the story takes place. (more...)

Reps from BroadwayWorld, Google, Ticketmaster, Facebook and More Set for CTI Marketing Seminar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), the theater industry's leading training & professional development program for those interested in producing, announces the final line up for its upcoming Marketing Seminar on March 9th and 10th at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater (210 West 50th Street). (more...)

New Works by Dominique Morisseau, Lemony Snicket and More Slated for Berkeley Rep's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a collection of seven productions for its 2017-18 subscription season. Featured in the season are new and classic works by Tony Kushner, Julia Cho, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Dominique Morisseau, Nilaja Sun, Lillian Hellman, directed by Tony Taccone, Lisa Peterson, Des McAnuff, and Ron Russell. The season includes two world premieres and one West Coast premiere. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 21, 2017

Once on this Island is an adaptation of novelist Rosa Guy's My Love, My Love, which is in turn inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. The annual All-Ohio Show is one of the most exciting projects that the Ohio EdTA offers to Thespians in Ohio. Thirty-eight students from nineteen different high schools around Ohio are featured in this production.  The show rehearses over 3 long weekends before opening the State Thespian Conference. The All-Ohio show intends to provide participating students with the experience of working on an advanced level of theatrical production. Involvement in the All-Ohio show is a special honor for the participants and schools, as well as an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. (more...)

True Story Comes to Life in TOMAS AND THE LIBRARY LADY at Dallas Children's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Dallas Children's Theater brings to life the power of education through storytelling in TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY. Discover an inspiring, true story based on the life of Tomas Rivera, a young boy from Texas born into a family of migrant farm workers who ultimately became the first Mexican American to hold a position of chancellor in the University of California system. TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY opens March 24, 2017 at Dallas Children's Theater (DCT) / Rosewood Center for Family Arts. (more...)

TIFF Kids Takes Families On A Journey To SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Director Kelly Asbury walks the blue carpet on April 7, 2017 at TIFF Bell Lightbox to introduce Sony Pictures Animation's anticipated new animated film SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE to Toronto audiences (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - THE NETHER: Creating the World
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Mar 2, 2017

Upon the embarking of tech week and opening the production, I had the pleasure of talking to two of the people responsible for creating the hideaway and the world of The Nether. I spoke with the sound designer, Alec Smith, and the set designer, Andy Esborn. They allowed me to pick their brains for a little as I learned about their position and their inspirations for this production. (more...)

IN TRANSIT's Telly Leung to Bring Personal Stories, Intimate Tunes to Yotel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell and Rent, currently starring on Broadway in In Transit - will debut at the new concert space The Green Room 42 at Yotel (570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street) for one show only on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and UConn Puppet Arts Program to Present 100 BIRDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut is pleased to host 100 Birds, a new production written, directed, and designed by UConn Puppet Arts Program undergraduate student John Cody '17 from April 7 to April 9 in the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Theater located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. (more...)

Skillet Release Video For Latest Single 'Back From the Dead'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Hot on the heels of their #1 Active Rock single ”Feel Invincible,” Skillet have released a video for the follow-up track from the band's latest critically-acclaimed album, Unleashed. (more...)

The New Natives to Premiere Charly Clive's CAMEL at UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The New Natives will present the World Premiere of Charly Clive's CAMEL, directed by Michael Bradshaw Flynn, April 23-May 7 at UNDER St. Marks. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Rockers Steel Panther Launch Latest Single and Music Video on Vevo With 'Poontang Boomerang'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

World renowned glam rock band and party connoisseurs Steel Panther today announced the premiere of their latest music video, 'Poontang Boomerang,' on Vevo. Follow the link here to Vevo. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Makes For a Slow Haunting Trip at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Mar 13, 2017

The mission of the Cleveland Play House is to produce plays that 'inspire stimulate and entertain.' It further intends to bring bold, necessary, personal stories told in imaginative ways to the public. (more...)

Oregon Children's Theatre presents TOMAS & THE LIBRARY LADY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Some relationships are so special they have the power to change lives forever. Tomas, the son of migrant workers, spends long, hot days in the fields harvesting crops. But when he meets a kind librarian, she helps him find escape from the heat in the form of thousands of books. Soon his imagination takes off and Tomas discovers a surprising world filled with dinosaurs, tigers, and limitless possibilities. Through the magic of theater and songs, this heartwarming story illustrates the power of imagination, self-respect, and positive encouragement. (more...)

Kravis Center Guarantees Music, Music, Music Throughout April with Memorable Concerts and Broadway Hits
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in April 2017 with an amazing array of musical performances from Broadway to Motown, from classy Nat King Cole to classic Cole Porter, from piano masterpieces to Pokemon. Also, a soul searing drama (Judgment at Nuremberg) and a side-splitting comedy (Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man). (more...)

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Launches Nationwide Create-Your-Own Pizza Contest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Uncle Maddio's Pizza will launch its first-ever nationwide contest on National Pizza Day - February 9th. Guests are invited to show their pizza making creativity by sharing their own creation on social media with the hashtag #MyMaddios. The guest whose original pizza creation receives the most likes will win a trip for four to Orlando, FL, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Uncle Maddio's will also choose three of its favorite pizzas and add them to the menu for a limited time offer. (more...)

OTHER WORLD Presents Industry Reading in NYC Featuring Ryan Andes, Max William Bartos, Shonica Gooden and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

An invitation-only reading of the new musical Other World will take place on Thursday, March 9 (2:30pm) and Friday, March 10 (11:00am) at the Lyric Theatre Studios (Lyric Theatre - Studio A, 214 West 43rd Street, NY, NY 10036).  Other World features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and Ann McNamee, and will be directed by Gabriel Barre. (more...)

Vancouver Chamber Choir Presents THE ESSENCE OF MUSIC this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

This Saturday's concert will be the final event of our 37th annual National Conductors' Symposium.  (more...)

Jennifer Haley's Mind-Bending THE NETHER at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) stages The Nether, American playwright Jennifer Haley's daring sci-fi drama set in the dark recesses of the Web. Director Judith Swift (Grounded, The Beauty Queen of Leenane) mounts a limited 4-week run of this twisting, turning, two-tiered investigation into the moral consequences of making even the most depraved dreams a reality in the virtual world.   (more...)

German LGBT Family Drama JONATHAN Out on DVD & VOD Today
by Movies News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

JONATHAN will be released February 7th, 2017 in the U.S. and Canada via Wolfe Video on DVD & VOD and across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and WolfeOnDemand.com and many major retailers. (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Direct from a Record-Breaking West End Run THE COMMITMENTS Comes to Canterbury Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The critically-acclaimed musical, based on Roddy Doyle's 1986 book of the same name, stars Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy as Jimmy's Da. It also features many of the cast from the show's two-years at London's Palace Theatre, including Brian Gilligan, who will reprise his starring role of Deco, and Andrew Linnie as Jimmy Rabbitte. (more...)

Luther Burbank and Santa Rosa Symphony Announce 2017-18 Pops Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017–2018Symphony Pops Series collaboration. The new season marks the thirteenth year of the Symphony Pops Series. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz, the series will be presented in the Ruth Finley Person Theater at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.  The concert offerings include a tribute to the great Louis Armstrong, A Holly Jolly Pops featuring the Roustabout Theatre, a Symphonic Surfin' Safari with Papa Doo Run Run and a special evening of Love, Lust, and Rock 'n' Roll with special guest vocalist Storm Large. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces 2017-2018 Symphony Pops Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2017-2018Symphony Pops Series collaboration. The new season marks the thirteenth year of the Symphony Pops Series. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz, the series will be presented in the Ruth Finley Person Theater at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.  The concert offerings include a tribute to the great Louis Armstrong, A Holly Jolly Pops featuring the Roustabout Theatre, a Symphonic Surfin' Safari with Papa Doo Run Run and a special evening of Love, Lust, and Rock 'n' Roll with special guest vocalist Storm Large. (more...)

Capital City Half Marathon Reveals 2017 Official Race T-Shirts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The 2017 USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships will be held Saturday, April 29 in downtown Columbus and surrounding neighborhoods in conjunction with the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and again be telecast live on WBNS 10TV. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Announces Premiere Date for THE GET DOWN: PART II
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Told through the lives and music of a ragtag crew of South Bronx teens, The Get Down is a mythic saga of the transformation of 1970s New York City. Part II launches April 7, 2017. (more...)

Grammy-Winning Superstar Meghan Trainor Releases New Song 'II'm A Lady' From 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

GRAMMY Award-winning superstarMEGHAN TRAINOR will release her new song 'I'm a Lady' from Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming filmSmurfs: The Lost Villagetomorrow on Epic Records worldwide. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tory Dobrin of TESTOSTERONE AND TUTUS at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Feb 22, 2017

Overture Center welcomes Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as The TROCKS, to Overture Hall for one night only on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The program will include Le Lac Des Cygnes, Pas de Six from Esmeralda and Don Quixote. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Feb 22, 2017

We're in Dublin and it's 1986. Jimmy and his musician friends are fed up of art school synth music and want to bring soul music back to the people. The Commitments is adapted from Roddy Doyle's novel of the same name (that in turn was made into a cult hit film). However, for a show that proclaims on countless occasions that soul is 'the music of the people' and eulogises about it's importance- it is evening strangely devoid of that very thing. (more...)

The Sydney Comedy Festival Delivers an Epic Program of Laughs for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Sydney Comedy Festival has announced what can only be described as an EPIC program, filled to the brim with joyous belly laughs and sidesplitting hilarity for its 13th year in 2017. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

The Temptations & The Four Tops to Perform at Warner Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Warner Theatre will welcome The Temptations and The Four Tops as they perform together on the Main Stage on Friday, March 3 at 8:00 pm.   (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Meet the Cast of THE NETHER
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Feb 17, 2017

It's that time of the semester! The first week of March transports the Bucknall theater at the University of New Haven to Jennifer Haley's cyber world of The Nether. I was lucky enough to get an exclusive first look and talk to the cast about what the process has been like and what you can expect when you come to see the show. Let's find out what they have to say. Shall we? (more...)

BWW's 'Some Like It Pop' on JANE THE VIRGIN, SCANDAL, & Pop Culture in the Age of Trump
by Some Like It Pop - Feb 16, 2017

Hello Pop Culture Devotees! On the latest episode of BroadwayWorld's “Some Like It Pop” podcast, Matt and Jenn discuss 'Jane the Virgin,' 'Scandal' Shondaland, and Pop Culture in the Age of Trump. They also do two minutes of 'Rapid-Fire Recommendations' and, as always, close out the episode with 'Show and Tell.' (more...)

Nona M. Iverson Shares 'Papa's Words of Wisdom'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

'Papa's Words of Wisdom': an inspiring and poetic interplay between the sweet innocence of a child and the spiritual wisdom of her great-grandfather. 'Papa's Words of Wisdom' is the creation of published author Nona M. Iverson, a Christian writer and Minnesota native who finds joy in the simple pleasures in life and delights in sharing that joy with her readers. She credits God with the inspiration behind her writing and feels blessed to be the 'lucky girl who gets to hold the pen'. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents THE SUMMER KING - THE JOSH GIBSON STORY, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera's 2016-'17 season concludes with the first world premiere in our illustrious 78-year history. Opera lovers, baseball fans, and Pittsburghers of all stripes will be dazzled by Daniel Sonenberg's The Summer King - the Josh Gibson Story, at the Benedum Center April 29th - May 7th. (more...)

Mike Stoller and Corky Hale to Host Italia Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Legendary songwriter Mike Stoller and his wife, musician-singer Corky Hale, will chair the 12th edition of the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Fest, which runs Feb. 19-25 at the Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., opening with Gianfranco Rossi's Oscar-nominated documentary "Sea of Fire."  The festival puts Italian cinema in the spotlight through a series of premieres, screening retrospectives and exhibitions, and Rossi will be presented with a special L.A. Italia Award as "Master of Documentary". (more...)

Linda Shetina Logan Named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan has been named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championships. (more...)

The Temptations and The Four Tops to Play bergenPAC in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Temptations and The Four Tops part of the Kundert Volvo Concert Series-Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

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