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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Characters Flying to McDonald's for Worldwide Happy Meal Program
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2016

In anticipation of the worldwide release of THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE this May, McDonald's will be serving as a key collaborator, supporting the film in 119 global markets and in approximately 33,000 restaurants starting today. (more...)

BWW Review: A Thoroughly Reinvented GLASS MENAGERIE Thrills in Sierra Madre
by Don Grigware - May 9, 2016

For many, Tennessee Williams' first play The Glass Menagerie remains his finest. Semi-autobiographical, the play takes place in St. Louis during the Depression and depicts the relationships between a restless alcoholic/shoe factory worker/wannabe writer, his overbearing mother and his psychologically deficient sister - all of which stems from Williams' actual background. Williams finds his voice in Tom. (Christian Durso) (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 5/13/2016 - 5/13/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 5/13/2016 - 5/13/2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Fugitive Kind Theater Soars with its World Premiere Fantasy SHINE DARKLY, ILLYRIA
by Shari Barrett - May 8, 2016

Fugitive Kind Theater is the presenting company, which for eleven years has engaged in creating boundary-breaking shows. This production takes the group to new heights, setting the story in what appears to be a fantasy circus world on the island of Illyria where anything goes and people are allowed to be whoever and whatever they want to be. It's a small society, but one most of us could certainly enjoy living in given the lack of stress and having any real work to do. But of course, such an idyllic world cannot last, and it is the dark side of Illyria we visit in SHINE DARKLY, ILLYRIA. (more...)

BEST OF SHADOWBOX LIVE Opens 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

It's getting warmer! You know what that means, right? Cookouts, sports, parties, and Shadowbox Live's annual greatest hits show, The Best of Shadowbox Live opening at the Shadowbox Live Building at 503 S. Front Street on May 26th! (more...)

Rovio Entertainment: The Angry Birds Movie to be released in China
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

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Gerard McCarthy to Lead STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in Stalking the Bogeyman, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old. (more...)

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

'The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)' is officially out everywhere today via Atlantic Records, and as a treat to fans, you can stream Demi Lovato's fantastic new cover of Gloria Gaynor's indelible classic 'I Will Survive' (more...)

Colleen Zenk and Giovanna Sardelli Join INSIDE THE BOX at Planet Connections Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

INSIDE THE BOX by Cecilia Copeland is set for its first public presentation in the Planet Connections Festivity, with proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood. (more...)

George Cukor Classics Starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Lead REEL 13 May Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Director George Cukor's romantic comedies The Philadelphia Story and Holiday, both based on hit Broadway plays by Philip Barry,open the May lineup on Reel 13 (more...)

Robert K. Tanenbaum to Share Crime and Justice Insights at Mystery Writers Key West Fest, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New York Times bestselling author Robert K. Tanenbaum is set to headline the upcoming Mystery Writers Key West Fest, June 10-12, in America's southernmost city. Three true-crime books and twenty-seven novels bear his byline - including the celebrated Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi crime/legal thriller series. His twenty-eighth novel, 'Infamy,' is due out in September and number twenty-nine is currently in the works. (more...)

THEN SHE FELL Now on Sale Into September
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Tickets for Third Rail Projects' critically acclaimed hit THEN SHE FELL has added a new block of tickets for performances through September 25th, 2016. THEN SHE FELL takes place at The Kingsland Ward at St. Johns, a century-old institutional building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn where the action plays out on 3 floors. (more...)

LJUBICICA - WILD VIOLET Set for Melbourne Cabaret Festival at The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Ljubicica - Wild Violet is a heartwarming story of the hope, love and legacy of a Croatian wild flower, starring Josipa Draisma it plays as part of The Melbourne Cabaret Fringe Festival at The Butterfly Club from 21 - 26 June, 2016 (more...)

Scoop: BATTLEBOTS - Preview Special on ABC - Sunday, June 12, 2016
by - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on BATTLEBOTS - Preview Special, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 12, 2016! (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

Nicole Moudaber to Host Memorial Day Sunset Cruise on the Hudson
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Nicole Moudaber will return to the Big Apple with an intimate boat cruise around picturesque Manhattan on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 to kick off summer. The MOOD Records label head will take revelers on a journey from sunset into the glittering night playing an open to close set with NYC's iconic skyline as a backdrop sure to be the perfect way to end the holiday weekend. Nicole continues to achieve new milestones as she recently hosted her first, highly acclaimed festival stage takeover, Nicole Moudaber Presents MoodZONE, at the New York edition of Electric Daisy Carnival. (more...)

Tickets to Birmingham Royal Ballet's 2016-17 Season Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Birmingham Royal Ballet announces the 2016/2017 Birmingham Hippodrome season, the 27th season at its home theatre in the Midlands. The season will celebrate the Company's varied repertory, from the spectacular new The Tempest in the autumn through to the return of The Nutcracker for Christmas and Coppelia in the summer of 2017. Over the course of the season, the Company will perform four full-length classic ballets and a programme of shorter works to include the return of Michael Corder's Le Baiser de la fee, John Cranko's Pineapple Poll and a brand new ballet from Company member Ruth Brill called Arcadia. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2016

From the moment Christopher Fitzgerld enters the stage in Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's WAITRESS, the comic genius begins. He plays Ogie in a performance that has earned him his third Tony Nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical). How does he do it? Find out below! (more...)

FX to Air WAYWARD PINES Season One Marathon in Advance of Season 2 Premiere on FOX
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

In advance of the “WAYWARD PINES” Season Two premiere, catch up with a Season One 10-hour marathon on Satruday, May 21, 8:00 AM TO 6:00 PM ET/PT on FX Network. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS - Friday, June 10, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-0, airing on CBS on Friday, June 10, 2016! (more...)

THE GOLDEN SMILE to Play Paradise Factory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

When five mental patients get in trouble for misusing their rec room, they decide making a play will save them from getting kicked out. Set in the 1950's, The Golden Smile delves into absurdism, vulgarity, music, and mental health. (more...)

Step1 Theatre Project to Present WHO AM I at The Paradise Factory This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Step1 Theatre Project presents WHO AM I by Rodney Reyes, directed by Janelle Zapata. (more...)

Pipeline Theatre Company to Present PLAYING HOT as First Big Mystery Show, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

?Pipeline Theatre Company presents PLAYING HOT as its inaugural Big Mystery Show on Saturday June 4th at 7:30pm at The Gym at Judson (243 Thompson St., NYC). Tickets ($20) are currently available for purchase online at http://www.pipelinetheatre.org. (more...)

Farm Theatre to Present Padraic Lillis' HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN, 6/23-7/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

This summer The Farm Theater is pleased to present Padraic Lillis' solo show, Hope You Get to Eleven, or What Are We Going to Do About Sally?, directed byScott Illingworth and presented as part of the 8th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Performances will be on June 23 at 7:30pm, June 25 at 5pm, June 29 at 7:30pm, and July 3 at 4:30pm at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($18) are available online atwww.planetconnections.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Proceeds from the show will benefit the National Suicide Prevention Network. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Series JUDGMENT DAY: PRISON OR PAROLE?, 5/22
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Investigation Discovery today announced a premiere date for JUDGMENT DAY: PRISON OR PAROLE?, an original miniseries directed and executive-produced by Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentarian, Joe Berlinger. (more...)

Washington, DC, Minneapolis and Denver Rank as Top Fittest Cities - Full List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Washington, D.C., closely followed by Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver, are the three fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to the ninth annual American Fitness Index (AFI) released today by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation. View the rankings and individual metro data here or in the chart below. (more...)

Husband-Wife Duo THE BERGAMOT to Perform for Memorial Children's Hospital
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

THE BERGAMOT, husband-wife duo Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff, perform Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Indiana, at the Benefit Concert for Memorial Children's Hospital.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher Fitzgerald
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead UK Premiere of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old.  (more...)

Nigel Lindsay Cast as Nathan Detroit in GUYS AND DOLLS at Phoenix Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 16, 2016

It has been officially announced today that Nigel Lindsay will join the West End cast of GUYS AND DOLLS for a limited time, playing Nathan Detroit in the Phoenix Theatre production May 26-June 26. He takes over from Richard Kind, whose last performance is May 22. Lindsay last played the role in the West End run of Michael Grandage's 2005 Donmar Warehouse production. (more...)

Third Rail Projects Extends THE GRAND PARADISE Into September
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Third Rail Projects announces a second extension of their critically acclaimed production of THE GRAND PARADISE, a fully immersive, multi-sensory experience in which visitors travel to a tropical paradise. Based on a concept by Tom Pearson, it is directed, designed, written and choreographed by Zach Morris, Tom Pearson, and Jennine Willett in collaboration with The Company and produced in association with Bill Caleo and Zach Stern. Performances take place at The Grand Paradise, a venue in Bushwick, Brooklyn custom-built for the production, where it opened on January 30th and became one of Off-Broadway's biggest hits of the season. Performances will now run through September 4, 2016 on a new summer schedule. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2016-2017 season, which delivers on CPT's mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion through theatre that is daring, relevant and socially-conscious. (more...)

Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Transfers to Atlantic Theater Company's Linda Gross Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed, world premiere production of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, that sold out at Stage 2 earlier this season, transfers Off Broadway to Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater as performances begin tonight, Friday, May 13. (more...)

Robert K. Tanenbaum to Appear at 2016 Mystery Writers Key West Fest, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Robert K. Tanenbaum, acclaimed author of twenty-seven mystery novels - including the celebrated Butch Karp and Marlene Ciampi crime/legal thriller series - is headlining a hit list of mystery writers and true-crime experts at the 2016 Mystery Writers Key West Fest, set for June 10-12 in Key West, Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: DOLLFACE Makes a Grand Debut at Mildred's Umbrella
by Katricia Lang - May 13, 2016

DOLLFACE, playwright Katharine Sherman's contemporary riff on the Medusa myth, marries imagination with detail beautifully in its world premiere run at Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company. (more...)

Museum Mile Festival Set for 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Now celebrating its 38th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception.  Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting seven of New York City's finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening.  The Museum Mile Festival's opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street).  Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival.  Details on the Festival's offerings can be found at MuseumMileFestival.org. (more...)

BWW Fitness News: Kennywood Announces Second Annual Roller Coaster Race, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

For the second straight year, runners will be able to race past the Racer and jog by the Jack Rabbit during the most thrilling run of the summer. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS - Friday, June 3, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-0, airing on CBS on Friday, June 3, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-0 on CBS - Friday, May 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-0, airing on CBS on Friday, May 27, 2016! (more...)

'A FOOL'S PARADISE' Set for Edinburgh Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

?Charm City Fringe 2015 Audience Favorite Award-winning A Fool's Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes has been accepted to be a part of the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)

5th Annual Atlanta Fringe Festival Kicks Off 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Atlanta Fringe Festival is proud to return to Little Five Points for the fifth consecutive year, once again bringing hundreds of local and national performers together for a four-day celebration of live performances from all over the theatrical spectrum. This year's productions run a wild gamut, from family-friendly magic shows to puppetry, modern dance, aerial acrobatics, improv comedy and everything in between, featuring fourteen companies from the Atlanta area. The festival is set to run June 9-12, 2016, with every act performing a 3-minute excerpt from their show at a free preview party Wednesday, June 8 at 7 Stages. (more...)

Dean Donofrio's CRANKY COCKY WORRIED NERVOUS Plays Studio C Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Studio C Artists announces the four-week run of a collection of Writer/Director Dean Donofrio's plays, CRANKY COCKY WORRIED NERVOUS, written by Dean Donofrio, directed by Dean Donofrio and John Coppola, and produced by Michael Sonntag. (more...)

Miller Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season of New Music, Early Music and Jazz
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts has announced its 2016-17 Season (more...)

TSWALO/SOURCE to Play Alexander Upstairs in June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

In TSWALO/SOURCE, lyrical prose, poetry and physical storytelling entwine to interrogate the rules that govern life on earth: power, creation, truth and connection, intuition. Directed By Mahlatsi Mokgonyana, the 50-minute show is described by writer-performer Billy Langa as the 'expression of his source'. (more...)

The BPM Festival to Return in January with 2017 Edition
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The BPM Festival is proud to announce dates for its 10th anniversary edition, January 6th to 15th, 2017. (more...)

Daughtry, Dr. John, Charlie Daniels and Phil Vassar Set for Summer 2016 at Valley Forge Music Fair
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

King of Prussia, PA - Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) announces a full summer concert schedule for Valley Forge Music Fair that includes a huge Memorial Day weekend concert from Daughtry and rounds out the rest of the summer with a who's who of living legends. (more...)

BWW Blog: Annalise Prentiss - SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at Susquehanna Stage Co.
by Guest Blogger: Annalise Prentiss - May 10, 2016

"Oh, the thinks you can think when you think about...SEUSS!!" Dr. Seuss, as most of us know, was one of the most iconic children's book authors. From One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish,  Blue Fish to There's a Wocket in my Pocket, Dr. Seuss never did fail to amuse children. In 2000, Seussical the Musical debuted on Broadway. Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the musical incorporates all the memory-making Dr. Seuss stories such as Horton Hears a Who, Gertrude McFuzz, The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Oh, The Thinks You Can Think! Seussical the Musical was written to carry on the legacy of Dr. Seuss and to grant good times to anyone who sees it, and Susquehanna Stage Company located in Marietta, Pennsylvania, hopes to do just that. (more...)

New Musical Adaptation of HAMLET to Play Planet Connections, 6/21-7/9
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity presents NIX, a new musical adaptation of Hamlet driven by a muscular, vulnerable heroine, putting herself in harm's way for justice. After receiving the PCTF Award for outstanding lyrics, & nominations for Outstanding, Direction, Script & Production in 2015, Katherine Brann Fredricks helms a cast of seven, including Laurel Caruso, Darilyn Castillo*, Carlos Martin*, Toni Martin*, Damian Norfleet*, Jody Reynard*, and Nicholas Sotack*. Six performances of NIX will be staged at the Paradise Factory, Upstairs Theatre, 64 E. 4th St., NYC from June 21-July 9 as part of The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. The Festivity will take place June 13 - July 10 at the Paradise Factory in New York City. (more...)

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