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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...)

Ghost Announce Additional Headlining Dates During North American Tour With Iron Maiden
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have announced additional headlining dates to take place this Summer during the band's North American tour with Iron Maiden. (more...)

Get Your Family Together for THE BERENSTAIN BEARS LIVE! at Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the family show The Berenstain Bears LIVE! on April 22-23.  Performances are 11:00AM, 1:00PM and 3:00PM on both Saturday and Sunday.  (more...)

The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute Concert to Play Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present 'The Ultimate Garth Brooks Tribute Featuring Shawn Gerhard' on Friday, April 21 at 8 p.m. (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...)

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...)

GALILEU de Brecht con música de Love of Lesbian en el Club Capitol
by margarida araya - Apr 6, 2017

A partir del 19 de abril, el teatro Capitol de Barcelona acogerá GALILEU, adaptación del clásico de Brecht bajo la dirección de Carme Portaceli con música de Love Of Lesbian (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet Heats Up, Presenting CARMEN, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The weather is getting warmer and the Atlantic City Ballet is heating up for this tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder with their sexy, ballet Carmen. Featuring the original, breathtaking choreography of Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, backdrop design by Broadway scenic artist David Esler and an enthralling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen tells the story of a beautiful seductress, the two lovers who vie for her affection and the tragic outcome of their tangled affair. (more...)

Motown Supergroup The Temptations Returns to The Orleans Showroom 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Legendary Motown vocal group The Temptations will bring their timeless classics and iconic moves to The Orleans Showroom on May 20-21. (more...)

Open Fist Tackles Ambitious GARY PLAYS Series by Iconic Playwright Murray Mednick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire 'The Gary Plays' series in one epic production beginning May 4 at Atwater Village Theatre. Longtime Mednick collaborator Guy Zimmerman directs. (more...)

The Temptations and The Four Tops Come to NJPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with The Temptations and The Four Tops. For more than 50 years now, The Temptations have been one of soul music's most durable super-groups, and an essential component of the one-of-a-kind Motown sound. Since they began their musical life in Detroit in the early Sixties, these pop superstars have repeatedly topped the charts with hits like "The Way You Do the Things You Do," "Ain't Too Proud to Beg," "Get Ready," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," "Treat Her Like a Lady," and many more. Along the way, they've garnered seven GRAMMY Awards and have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (more...)

The Dance Complex Presents 25 & DANCING ON, 5/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

Bringing this production to Boston with other events in its '25 & Dancing On' year, The Dance Complex strives to celebrate Greater Boston's rich dance history, and the vibrant, diverse dance community thriving both at its Cambridge headquarters and across the region. (more...)

Telly Leung to Bring HELLO, YOUNG LOVERS to The Green Room 42 This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Telly Leung - the Broadway and television star of "Glee," Godspell and Rent, who recently starred on Broadway in In Transit - will debut his new concert "Hello, Young Lovers" at the performance 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...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Opera to Present the Premiere of SUMMER KING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera's distinguished 78 year history hits close to home. The Summer King tells the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. 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. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Presents 'The Haydn Effect'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Feel the presence of the masters as Pacific Symphony's final concert of the 2016-17 Café Ludwig series explores why the world owes a huge debt of gratitude to “Papa Haydn”—who was so instrumental in the development of chamber music he became known as the father of the string quartet. For most of his career, Haydn was not only considered the most celebrated composer in Europe, but he also guided and mentored two star pupils: Mozart and Beethoven. For “The Haydn Effect,” Café Ludwig serves up delicious music by these three composers including Haydn's Clarinet Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Mozart's Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493 and Beethoven's Archduke Trio, B-flat Major, Op. 97. Joining acclaimed pianist and host Orli Shaham for a look at this unique triangle are Symphony musicians Joseph Morris, clarinet; Paul Manaster, violin; Meredith Crawford, viola; and Timothy Landauer, cello. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Satire to Close The Ringwald's 10th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre will conclude its 10th Anniversary Season with the Michigan premiere of Silence! The Musical with book by Hunter Bell (Tony-nominated writer of {title of show}) and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed This Week - Once on this Island Auditions and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Once on this Island Auditions and More! (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NETHER at Benchmark Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Apr 14, 2017

Anyone else waste their summer vacations playing The Sims all day? Escaping to a world where you're in control, and there's few limitations to what you can do. That's essentially the premise of Benchmark Theatre's thrilling inaugural production of Jennifer Haley's The Nether, which explores the boundaries of where futuristic virtual reality meets roleplay. The 2012 winner of the Susan Blackburn Prize takes a dark look at what society might create in a simulated world without limits. The Nether is a strong regional premiere for Benchmark. (more...)

Musician Midi Jones Signs Publishing Deal with Music Publisher SyncStories
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

As a producer, engineer and musician, 23 year old, Midi Jones began making music at 12 and professionally at 18 years old under Motown Records legend Berry Gordy and his son, esteemed record exec Kerry Gordy. (more...)

Josh Denny Hits the Road for New Season of Food Network's GINORMOUS FOOD
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Food fanatic Josh Denny is continuing his culinary journey across the country to find the intersection of huge and delicious on a new season of GINORMOUS FOOD, premiering Friday, April 28th at 8pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Artists Come Together for HOUSE DIVIDED at PEN World Voices Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Following the Women's Marches around the country, Occupy and other recent protests, we ask ourselves: what next? House Divided unites artists, writers, thinkers, and politicos in a one-of-a-kind event to be held at the historic Great Hall at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where Lincoln gave his famous address against the expansion of slavery. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Again Through 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

THIS IS NOT THE DAY WE DIE!  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 EXTENDING yetAGAIN through SUNDAY, MAY 21st at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

Ed Asner to Appear at Michigan Premiere of Short Film GETTING ED LAID
by Movies News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Farmington Hills based Papa Weeze Productions presents the Michigan premiere of 'Getting Ed Laid,' an award-winning short film starring Ed Asner and Jean Smart, on April 27, 2017 at 8:30 pm at the Maple Theater, 4135 W. Maple Rd., Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301. (more...)

BWW Preview: ETHYLS ALCOHOL AND FOOD on the UES for a Cool 70s Vibe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Ethyl's Alcohol & Food is a wild ride back into 1970s New York City that injects new life into the Upper East Side restaurant scene with great food, drink and entertainment. (more...)

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