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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...)

BWW Review: SHREK Brings Laughs Both Big and Small
by Alexander Garza - Jul 29, 2016

The show is genuinely moving, entertaining, and a fast-paced, all around fun time for the entire family. Don't be quick to assume you can't take your date to see SHREK just because the production is part of Main Street Theater's Theatre for Youth program. The performance is open to the public, and the narrative and jokes will have both children and adults raving. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Coverage of 2016 Dew Tour Individual Pro Competition
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2016 Dew Tour kicks off this Saturday, July 30, at 5 p.m. ET on NBC, highlighting three days of premier skateboarding competition from Long Beach, Calif. (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...)

Super Bowl Champ Shannon Sharpe Joins FOX Sports
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Three-time Super Bowl Champion and Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe joins FOX Sports to face his biggest opponent yet: Skip Bayless. (more...)

Adam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

?Theater J begins the 2016-2017 season with the regional premiere of the rollicking, engaging, and thoughtful comedy, The Last Schwartz, written by Lilly Award Winner Deborah Zoe Laufer. It plays at Theater J September 7 through October 2, 2016 and kicks off the first season selected by new Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. (more...)

BergenPAC Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Laser Spectacular's The Spirit of Michael Jackson: A Zombie-Friendly Performance-Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8PM; RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles-Wednesday, March 2, 2017 at 8PM; and The Temptations and The Four Tops-Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 12, 2016 at 11AM atwww.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet Announces Full Schedule for 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

The Atlantic City Ballet reveals its 34th season along with some big changes. First a new home-After a successful two season run at The Claridge the AC Ballet has formed a partnership with Caesars Entertainment to host their third season in Atlantic City. “We are just delighted to be partnering with Caesars this season” Director Phyllis Papa said. “The Circus Maximus Theater is magnificent and it has all the technical capabilities needed for our more elaborate ballets.” “The Atlantic City Ballet is one of the hidden, cultural treasures our city has to offer,” explained Caesars Entertainment President Kevin Ortzman. “Caesars is excited to forge this partnership with the Ballet and offer our guests first-class performances, at a tremendous value, throughout the Fall and Spring.” (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/5; Ogunquit's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 5, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, FOOTLOOSE in Cleveland, and HELLO, DOLLY! in L.A., just to name a few. (more...)

Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

BWW Review: Searing BLUES FOR MISTER CHARLIE from The Williams Project
by Jay Irwin - Aug 4, 2016

Dear Readers, I have some really great news for you. The Williams Project, the incredible company that gave us the scintillating 'Orpheus Descending' last year, is back in Seattle and their latest offering, 'Blues for Mister Charlie' by James Baldwin just provides further proof that this is a top notch company of theater professionals at the top of their game. (more...)

Nigel Harman to Direct a Steven Berkoff West End LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

Adam Langdon Tapped for THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

TOM PAPA: FREAKED OUT Now Available on Comedy Dynamics Platforms
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Executive produced by Rob Zombie, famously upbeat comedian, Tom Papa delivers a stand-up performance that includes his observations on the perils of raising daughters and more. (more...)

Review Roundup & Set List for Night One of Barbra Streisand's Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, is bringing her legendary live performances to 9 cities, beginning last night at L.A.'s Staples Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: FIDDLER's Michael C. Bernardi Takes On His Father's Iconic Role of 'Tevye'
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2016

Forever bonded with his father through this experience (even wearing pieces of his father's original costume for the role!), the moment marked the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Today, Bernardi speaks exclusively with BWW about his profoundly sentimental and history-making performance! (more...)

Telly Leung to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with SONGS FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Telly Leung, the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell, Rent and more, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for two shows only on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 after a two-year hiatus and a 'star turn' (NBC New York) in Broadway's Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

BWW Preview: ZORA'S CAFE Brings Soul Food with a Healthy Twist to Hell's Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Zora's Cafe is now open in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood specializing in soul food classics based on family recipes prepared in a healthier fashion. (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Tresor Unveils Chill Music Video for 'Never Let Me Go' (Spada Remix)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The award-winning Tresor, one of the biggest musical presences in South Africa at the moment, with his soul-drenched brand of pop beginning to spread across the world, has just unleashed a brand-new video for 'Never Let Me Go (Spada Remix)'. Check it out here. (more...)

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown to Bring Arena Rock Tour to Giant Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown will bring their massive co-headline fall arena tour to Giant Center on Friday, December 2 at 6:00 p.m. Joining them as Special Guests will be SIXX:A.M. and UK newcomers As Lions. (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Monday, August 22, 2016
by - Aug 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE, airing on ABC on Monday, August 22, 2016! (more...)

Legendary Motown Group The Temptations to Play The Orleans Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Temptations, one of Motown's most successful and celebrated groups, will return to The Orleans Showroom Oct. 1 and 2. (more...)

New American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The world premiere of the award-winning new play The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

'BROWN BEAR', ROCK THE PRESIDENTS and More Set for The Orpheum's 2016-17 Family Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group is proud to announce the lineup for the 2016-2017 Family Series. This season features exciting adaptations of beloved literary classics and performances that will both challenge and enlighten the entire family. The series runs October through February, with performances in both the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. (more...)

New Juvenile Fiction PAPA'S BOOTS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Within the pages of Amanda Graves's new book, Papa'S BOOTS, ($9.99, paperback, 9781498479837) young readers will meet Jack on a very special day - his grandfather, Papa, is taking him to buy his very first pair of cowboy boots. But when Papa shares the story of his own first pair, Jack begins to realize why this day is even more special. What Jack learns about Papa's childhood not only surprises but also educates him, along with readers, about the life-changing disease of polio that will forever remain part of our nation's culture. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016. (more...)

We're So in Love! Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase to Star in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate by Sam and Bella Spewack with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, starring Kelli O'Hara and Will Chase. (more...)

BWW Review: Barbra Streisand; The Diva Shines Her Light on Chicago
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 10, 2016

Barbra Streisand. That name alone strikes millions of people as one of the best singers in the world. She is a queen, a diva and a superstar all rolled into one. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Matthew Kelly To Star In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Edward Baker - Aug 1, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice which, after sell-out performances in 2013, returns this year to conclude the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm. (more...)

PAPA Weeze Presents the World Premiere of WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Papa Weeze presents the World Premiere of: WHAT AM I DOING HERE?, a humorous look at aging by local playwright and author, JUDI SCHRAM  Theatre Nova in the Yellow Barn (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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EPIX to Present Stand-Up Specials WHAT HAPPENED... MS. SYKES? & TOM PAPA: HUMAN MULE
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Premium TV network EPIX, while conducting its first Television Critics Tour (TCA) presentation, reinforced its long-standing commitment to premium stand up comedy with upcoming specials from Wanda Sykes and Tom Papa. (more...)

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