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BWW Interview: SRO talks SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by Alexander Garza - May 31, 2016

I got the opportunity to speak with actors Chris Gibson and Rachel Landon, Stage Manager Lauren Hainley, and Choreographer Eric Dano about SRO's upcoming production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. The musical is a parody ofof the 1991 Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The show is directed by Chris Patton and stars Chris Gibson, Rachel Landon, Bryan Kaplun, Chaney Moore, Tom Stell, Kiefer Slaton, Maryann Williams, Taelon J. Stonecipher, and Heather Buzonas. SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will make its Houston premiere and run from June 9 - June 25, 2016 at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

Film company Weta Workshop expands Aspera deployment to handle large 3D and video file transfers for concept design and practical effects
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2016

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BWW Review: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Preach On Black Music For White Audiences in THE TOTAL BENT
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2016

Vondie Curtis Hall and Ato Blankson-Wood play father and son singers swimming through the mainstream. (more...)

WE ARE BASEBALL: Baseball Hall of Fame Tour to Begin Multi-Year Journey on July 3
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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George S. Brosky Releases VIVA PABLO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

George S. Brosky, a retired Navy Commander, and a former hospital administrator, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Viva Pablo (Long Live Pablo)': a vibrantly crafted work that depicts the beauty of animals and the love of family. (more...)

Papa John's Teams with Sony Pictures for GHOSTBUSTERS to Make a Major Slime Splash
by Movies News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA), the Official Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and the Official Pizza of MLB, is extending its reach beyond the field to the box office. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

?Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF kicks off its 2016-2017 Children's Series with the beloved fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast. Adapted by Brandon Roberts (2015's The Frog and the Princess and 2014's Rapunzel), the family-friendly production will play from June 16 - July 24, 2016 in the Goldman Theater. Tickets ($9 - $18) can be purchased by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). (more...)

Children's Theatre Company to Present PINOCCHIO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is thrilled to kick off the new season with the acclaimed return of Pinocchio, the clever adaptation of Carlo Collodi's classic Italian folk tale that dazzled CTC audiences when it premiered in 2013. The production is created by Greg Banks who has created many highly-acclaimed adaptations, including The Jungle Book, Robin Hood, Huck Finn, and Romeo and Juliet. This production, like Collodi's story, explores the magical moments when make-believe becomes real. (more...)

Papa Weeze Hosts Charity Estate Sale to Benefit Living Faith Non-profit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Papa Weeze will host a charity estate sale on from June 9-12, 8 am to 5 pm, all proceeds benefiting Living Faith, a nonprofit organization supporting the annual Easter production The Cross and the Light. Items for sale will include furniture, clothing, artwork, appliances, dorm furniture, jewelry, dolls, knick knacks, children's clothing, tools, lawn equipment, household goods, machinery, and other treasures. (more...)

BWW Review: Talented All-Star Cast Brings Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 5, 2016

It's clear that the smart and savvy architects behind Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Live In Concert To Film, the sold out presentation of Disney's 1989 animated classic THE LITTLE MERMAID at the 17,000-seat Hollywood Bowl have indeed created a wholly wonderful experience. But it owes much of its must-see status to the winning all-star line-up that has been assembled for this special event. Yet, although the cast may have been the initial draw, the audience was treated to a truly magical evening all around. (more...)

Madonna's True Blue Celebrates 30th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Thirty years ago today, Madonna released her third studio album, True Blue, on Sire Records. One of the best-selling albums of all time, True Blue is RIAA-certified 7x platinum with seven million copies sold in the U.S. and an estimated 25 million copies sold worldwide. (more...)

Canton Symphony Orchestra to Present A GREAT GATSBY AFFAIR, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

CANTON, OH (June 1, 2016) - The Symphony League of Canton invites you to attend In Place – A Great Gatsby Affair on Sunday, June 26, 2016 beginning at 6:00 in the evening. This signature fundraising event will be held at a beautiful estate in the Village of Hills and Dales hosted by Ed and Judy Cebulko.  Event proceeds benefit the Education and Outreach programs of the Canton Symphony Orchestra. The reservation deadline is June 17, 2016 and tickets are $125.00 per person. Information and reservations are available by calling the Canton Symphony Orchestra box office at 330.452.2094 or can be purchased online at www.cantonsymphony.org/InPlace. (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

National New Play Network Names 2016-17 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announced its 2016-17 grant recipients, including the 2016 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, four Producer Residencies, and four Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

MPAC Unveils Free Summer Lineup: Music Beyond Borders, Movies, Concerts & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

You don't always need to buy a ticket to enjoy music, dance and movies at Mayo Performing Arts Center this summer. The region's largest and most popular performing arts center will be presenting a variety of free events through July and August, in addition to its stellar lineup of ticketed concerts. (more...)

SIMPLY STREISAND Set for Rhino Theatre, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Multiple award-winning tribute artist Carla DelVillaggio is "Simply Streisand" and she will present her show at Rhino Theatre on July 10th at 3pm.   Ticket price is $25 plus tax.  Visitwww.RhinoTheatre.com for tickets.  (more...)

Bryant Park Presents to Host ACCORDIONS AROUND THE WORLD This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Bryant Park Presents, an outdoor performing arts series with over 50 free events, announces the lineup of Accordions Around the World, a weekly series that regularly features over 75 accordionists - as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina and harmonium-players of different musical genres - performing in various locations around Bryant Park. (more...)

BWW Review: APT'S Touchstone Theatre Reveals Shakespeare's Colored Past in Historical Play THE AFRICAN COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 20, 2016

Outside the Touchstone Theatre in Spring Green, American Players Theatre (APT) stages an exuberant African Dance accompanied by the thunder of drums and keyboard. The impromptu performance celebrates the legacy of color about to be admired on stage in a production of Carlyle Brown's The African Company Presents Richard III. Set in 1821 New York, the play focuses on actual historical events where a small African-American theater company produced their production of Shakespeare's Richard III on the exact same night  the famous Park Theatre owned by Daniel Price opened their production featuring English actor Julius Booth as the deformed king. (more...)

BWW Review: Orlando Shakespeare Theater's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a Must-see for Kids of All Ages
by Danielle Ashley - Jun 20, 2016

After a week a heartache and pain in The City Beautiful, going to the theatre to see a whimsical show is exactly what the doctor ordered. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN, EMOJIMOVIE & More Coming from Sony Pictures Animation in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

CULVER CITY, Calif., June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In a move signaling an expansion of its output and increased year-round production across multiple platforms, Sony Pictures Animation announced today its slate through 2018 which includes five theatrical features, three television series and one direct-to-video movie. (more...)

Rhythm and the Method Set for Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Go back in time, and experience one of the greatest music festivals in history, Woodstock 1969. (more...)

BET Networks Announces Sponsors for the 2016 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

BET Networks announced today the sponsors for the 2016 BET Experience at L.A. LIVE presented by Coca-Cola, which include Sprite, Nissan North America, Inc., AT&T, Denny's, J.G. Wentworth, Apple Music, M&M's, Macy's, Pop Tart and Papa John's. Twelve brands return from 2015 to engage festival-goers with interactive activations during the packed multi-day event. (more...)

BWW Review: I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River Theater is Superb
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 16, 2016

See 'I Remember Mama' at Two River Theater in Red Bank now through June 26th. This fine piece of classic theater is wonderfully staged and beautifully performed by an ensemble of ten veteran actresses. (more...)

Janeane Garofalo Cast in Recurring Role for Comedic Drama FOREIGN BODIES
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

TNT and Channel 4 have cast Janeane Garofalo as a recurring guest role in the new series FOREIGN BODIES, a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. (more...)

Grammy Winners Ghost Announce 'Popestar' U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have announced the Popestar U.S. headlining tour - a 35 city run that will include two rituals at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this coming October. Tickets for these dates will be available for purchase beginning Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets purchased for select shows will include a digital download of new music that will be made available the day their Fall rituals begin. Check out http://ghost-official.com for participating dates and details. VIP packages are also available. See below for a complete list of dates and for more information on upcoming appearances, click HERE. (more...)

Grammy Winners Ghost Announce 'Popestar' Headlining U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Grammy Award-winning band Ghost have announced the Popestar U.S. headlining tour - a 35 city run that will include two rituals at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this coming October. (more...)

Music Beyond Borders Set for MPAC, 6/28-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Plan to spend your lunchtimes on Morristown's Green enjoying music and dance from Bavaria, India, Mexico and Polynesia.   For the seventh consecutive year, Morris Arts and the Mayo Performing Arts Center continue their collaboration, presenting Music Beyond Borders, four free, outdoor, world music/dance programs during June, July and August 2016. (more...)

Kevin Kennedy, Brian Gilligan and Andrew Linnie Announced for UK Tour of THE COMMITMENTS
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

Coronation Street legend Kevin Kennedy is to star as Jimmy's Da in the UK tour of the critically acclaimed musical THE COMMITMENTS, written by Roddy Doyle, starting in October 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: SRO Productions Talks SILENCE!
by Alexander Garza - Jun 1, 2016

I got the opportunity to speak with actors Chris Gibson and Rachel Landon, Stage Manager Lauren Hainley, and Choreographer Eric Dano about SRO's upcoming production of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL. The musical is a parody of the 1991 Academy Award winning film, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. The show is directed by Chris Patton and stars Chris Gibson, Rachel Landon,Bryan Kaplun, Chaney Moore, Tom Stell, Kiefer Slaton, Maryann Williams, Taelon J. Stonecipher, and Heather Buzonas. SILENCE! THE MUSICAL will make its Houston premiere and run from June 9 - June 25, 2016 at Obsidian Theater. (more...)

Author Bill Craig Pens New Thriller, PAPA'S LEGACY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Bill Craig's bestselling Marlow mysteries are set in Key West, the southernmost point in the continental US. An end-of-the-road town, it is closer to Havana than to Miami. Key West has been a literary haven for many well-known authors from Tennessee Williams to Robert Stone, John Ciardi to Annie Dillard, Shel Silverstein to Hunter S. Thompson, Judy Blume to Stuart Woods. Perhaps most notably, it was a home to Ernest Hemingway. (more...)

Doctuh Mistuh Productions Brings Back SILENCE THE MUSICAL
by Frank Benge - Jul 7, 2016

After its successful run in 2014, Doctuh Mistuh Productions will be bringing SILENCE! THE MUSICAL back to Austin, Texas for a three week run, August 18 through September 4. DMP will be remounting the revival at Austin Playhouse in Highland Mall. Amy Downing will be reprising her award-winning performance as Clarice Starling. She will be joined by original cast members Huck Huckaby (Hannibal), David Ponton (Buffalo Bill), Libby Dees Detling (Catherine & Senator Martin), and Matt Connely (Papa Schtarling). New cast members include Andrew Cannata (Dr. Chilton), Scott Shipman (Jack Crawford), Jessica O'Brien (Ardelia Mapp), Kathryn Lane (Dream Clarice) and Brian DeFilippo (Dream Hannibal). The production will be stage and music directed by DMP Artistic Director Michael McKelvey. (more...)

Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival Sets 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

 Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival (PWTF) announces the lineup for the second annual festival which includes staged readings, presented works, devised theatre, cabaret and comedy. (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet Sets Lineup for Season at The Strand
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

On the verge of another successful season, Atlantic City Ballet is delighted to announce the lineup for Atlantic City Ballet at The Strand. The company's 34th season will begin on August 27th with Sleeping Beauty. (more...)

THE OFFICE's Jenna Fischer and More to Star in Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the world premiere of Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER, an adult comedy, marking his welcome return to the Globe following the great success of Bright Star. (more...)

Betty Buckley and More Slated for Landmark on Main's Fall 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

The Landmark on Main is kicking off its 2016-17 season with 21 new shows at our Jeanne Rimsky Theater in the heart of Port Washington. From Broadway to folk to comedy to kids' entertainment, Landmark has the artists whose names are instantly recognizable and whose performances are memorable. (more...)

New Children's Storybook, AT PAPA'S KNEE, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In the Neighborhood (ISBN: 978-1-944023-06-5) the second book in the 'At Papa's Knee' children's series, is based on the life and writings of the Rev. L.A. Meade family. The tales are woven in a homey farm setting with the escapades and adventures of the children serving as the basis for Biblically-based life-lessons. As the children turn to Papa in their difficulties, his kindly advice is encapsulated in a memorable story which is easy for children to remember and apply to their everyday experience. Families will appreciate the: · 'Check Out What God Says' section, with Scripture applicable to the lesson · 'Talk About It' discussion questions for the whole family · 'Live It Out' ideas for life application · 'Pray About It' prayer to end the time · Wide possibilities for use - these stories are excellent complements to lesson time at Sunday School, Christian schools, camp, or VBS. · Fun illustrations - both line drawings and rich color illustrations - bring the stories to life. · The virtues, character qualities, manners, and scriptural principles made memorable through the antics and exploits of the Meade family. The character of Papa is based on the Rev. L.A. Meade, the grandfather of the authors, and his wise, gentle guidance during their childhood. From his inspirational words, preserved in his own hand, and from the family's own experiences and stories, his granddaughters have found inspiration for children's stories that comfort and challenge, bringing laughter and joy into family teaching time. Cara Shelton, co-author of the At Papa's Knee series, commented, 'These tales are designed as springboards for family discussions. My sister and I had the enormous blessing of growing up with the real, live, original Papa Meade. His steady, faithful influence - always loving, always with a sense of humor - was a huge positive force on our lives and faith, and we hope to share that with our readers.' Patricia Ediger, her sister and co-author, added, 'After the publication of Classic Christianity, a Year of Timeless Devotions, customers have consistently asked us to develop books for families with younger children to enjoy together. We are excited to be able to offer these books to help families have the important conversations about applying faith to everyday life.' 'In the Neighborhood' is currently available both on amazon.com and at classicchristianity.net in large children's paperback format. Please go to www.classicchristianity.net to follow the Classic Christianity blog, to browse historical photographs, and to view letters of recommendation. Follow Classic Christianity on Facebook and twitter . A media kit is available here. For speaking availability, please contact Patricia and Cara at classicchristianity@gmail.com About the Authors: Patricia Ediger write three articles a month for the Global Prayer Digest, leads women's Bible studies in her local church body, and has traveled to Central America over twenty times for short-term medical missions. Patricia, a retired registered nurse, has been married for over fifty years, has two grown children and four grandchildren. Cara Shelton has taught both creative writing and English literature classes for over twenty years. and serves in outreach and children's ministries at her local church. Married thirty-seven years, Cara & her husband enjoy precious time with their three college age children. About the Illustrator: Suzi Spooner hails from the land of sun (Southern California) but currently studies in the land of rain (Seattle). She can be contacted at http://suzispooner.wix.com/illustrator Book Facts: At Papa's Knee: In the Neighborhood Publisher: Artumitze Publishing, a division of Classic Christianity ISBN: 978-1-944023-06-5 Publ. Date: June 30, 2016 Media Kit: http://www.classicchristianity.net/media-kit.html (more...)

Baz Luhrmann Justifies $120M Budget for Music-Driven Series THE GET DOWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Baz Luhrmann revealed that his new series THE GET DOWN has faced multiple production delays and budget over expenditures, but it will all be worth it once viewers see the final product. (more...)

BWW Review: CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - A Touching Story of Eternal Love in a Land Divided
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre's (CCT) international award-winning Summer Youth Performance Conservatory presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR., directed by Ryan Scarlata, opening today, July 27 thru August 7 at the Park Street Theatre.  Featuring a talented troupe of 30 ranging from ages 10-15, these kids have worked diligently for most of the summer to tell the story of forbidden love on an island divided by social prejudice. (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for 2016/17 season at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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VIDEO: Official Trailer for Baz Luhrmann's Music-Driven Drama THE GET DOWN, Coming to Netflix
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Below, check out the new official trailer for the Netflix original series THE GET DOWN from Baz Luhrmann. Part One of The Get Down, comprising six episodes, premieres Friday, August 12 on Netflix around the world. (more...)

AUDIO: Stephen Sondheim Chats About Favorite Rhymes and Musicals Ahead Of Their Times
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The senior statesman of American musical theatre in a casual chat with BBC's Mark Lawson. (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2016
by - Jul 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bobby Brooks Wilson to Play at Metropolitan Room in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Plateau Music Artist Bobby Brooks Wilson, son of Soul Legend Jackie Wilson, performs LIVE at Metropolitan Room NYC Aug 25th at 9:30pm. Tickets range from $30 Gen admission to $115 V.I.P. and available NOW at http://metropolitanroom.com (more...)

Internet of Things (IoT) Triggers New Impulse E-Commerce Purchasing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Bubble Schmeisis
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2016

BWW speaks to Nick Cassenbaum about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Bubble Schmeisis. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Major Musical Tours and More Highlight Harris Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Bringing artists from around the world, and from most every genre, the Harris Center for the Arts at Folsom Lake College will offer upwards of four hundred performances in its 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Rockers United Foundation to Host ROCK FOR FREEDOM Benefit Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada has shot some of rock's biggest names over the years - Nirvana, Kiss, REM, Green Day, Fergie, etc.  Once more, he is using his connections in the world of rock for a good cause - to fight human trafficking, through the celebrity charity event, 'Rock For Freedom,' on July 28th at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood fueled by Monster Energy. (more...)

EPIX to Premiere All-New Comedy Special TOM PAPA: HUMAN MULE, 12/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Premium TV Network EPIX announced today that it will showcase the bold comedic musings of Tom Papa in his new stand-up special Tom Papa: Human Mule. (more...)

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