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Cincinnati May Festival Names New Principal Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following an extensive, global search, the Cincinnati May Festival announced Juanjo Mena as the Principal Conductor for three years starting in the 2017-18 season. He will lead two performances at the 2018 May Festival and begins duties as the Principal Conductor Designate immediately. (more...)

BRAIN CANDY LIVE! with Adam Savage and Michael Stevens to Debut at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Olympia Entertainment is thrilled to announce the new live show Brain Candy Live!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series MythBusters, and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel "Vsauce", will debut at the Fox Theatre for one night only on Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m. (more...)

FLIR and Gridiron Outdoors With Mike Pawlawski to Heat Things Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016


BWW Review: DRACULA is a Jolly Good Old Thrill at Genesian Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Oct 24, 2016

Step back in time for a night of gothic sets, raving lunatics, heroes and heroines; And of course, you can Count on a vampire or two. Bram Stoker's Dracula receives a Rocky Horror refresh, in this latest season at the Genesian Theatre. Being a seminal classic, The Genesian Theatre stalls are the perfect location for this eerie and looming production that feels it may swallow you up at any moment. An evening equally spooky as entertaining, director Michael Heming has stayed true to the years of interpretations of the evil Count Dracula. Classical elements abound in the production and characterisation to make for a nostalgic night. (more...)

Presidential Documents Added to Lion Heart Autographs Auction in New York
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Presidential memorabilia and documents have never been more relevant than during this turbulent election year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kate Rockwell Takes On DC and a Classic with Arena Stage's CAROUSEL
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 24, 2016

Starting this week, Kate Rockwell will be making her Arena Stage debut as Carrie Pipperidge in the show that was named the 'Best Musical of the 20th Century' by Time Magazine, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker to Perform with Her Children at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

As a four-year-old, Jenny June Oaks (Baker) went to a performance of the Mormon Youth Symphony to hear her brother play the French horn. She saw several little children playing "squeaky violins" and was eager to join them when her mother asked her if she wanted to learn to play the violin. (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Raises Melbourne to Its Feet!
by Victoria Beal - Oct 24, 2016

Kinky Boots opened its Australian tour in Melbourne on Saturday night and what a kicking success it was! A musical so appropriate for our country to see as conversation about equality and plebiscites continues. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Robert Petkoff Discusses the Meaningful Magic of FUN HOME
by Kailey Hansen - Oct 24, 2016

For two weeks only, the biggest musical of 2015 takes up residence in the Windy City. Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's acclaimed graphic novel, brings a woman's memories to life as she looks back on her relationship with her father. Joining Broadway World for an exclusive interview is stage and screen actor, Robert Petkoff, who tackles the dynamic role of Bruce Bechdel. (more...)

BWW Review: Dark Gritty Infidelity in Sidecountry's MURDER BALLAD
by Jay Irwin - Oct 24, 2016

Sometimes some of the best shows out there are the cult followed ones, the ones that are really only known by niche groups or musical theater nerds. While mainstream audiences may go to shows about green girls or founding fathers, there are other audiences who travel off the beaten path to see shows Off-Broadway (or even Off-Off=Broadway) but those shows don't always get a life after their Off-Broadway Runs. Such a show could be the successful but short lived show "Murder Ballad". Luckily there are companies such as Sidecountry Theatre who take on these gems regionally the same way they tackled the brilliant "Passing Strange" a little while ago. And they tackle them with not only talent but also the obvious love and respect for a piece that deserves a wider audience. (more...)

Spaceport America Relay Race Features 200 Mile Course Along the Rio Grande River, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

SPACEPORT AMERICA, N.M., Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Spaceport America, the world's first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA, today announced that, in collaboration with relay racing specialists MH Enterprises LLC, the Spaceport America Crew will host and support a two-day, 200 mile, relay race event. (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS - Fun Frivolity and Frisky Freedom
by Tim Carney - Oct 24, 2016

In June 2013 two musicals went head to head in the best musical category at the Tony Awards. One would win but both would leave their mark in the musical theatre industry as being truly special shows. Kinky Boots and Matilda are currently playing a block away from each other in Melbourne and moving audiences in their own unique way. Last night it was Kinky Boots' turn, in an opening night extravaganza, which not only lived up to its Tony Award winning billing but smashed it out of the ballpark. There is nothing particularly unique about the shows storyline, based on the 2005 film, but it has every successful ingredient of major Broadway successes before it and then throws in a truckload of glitter and fun to leave audiences feeling euphoric. Last nights opening night audience started leaping to their feet early on in the show after Land of Lola and remained there at the shows conclusion. It what was the most deserved standing ovation. (more...)

MidwayUSA Introduces MidwayUSA Grand Pass 3-in-1 Parka and Bibs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016


Vincent James Pens THE BEGGAR'S HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Vincent James, a dedicated writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Beggar's Hope': an intriguing story with villains and a few daring heroes fighting to restore balance to the city. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA Shines at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Oct 24, 2016

Any show that starts with the death and mourning of the title character, whether it is good or bad, is going to leave an immediate impact.  Evita, the enduring musical biography of Eva Peron does just that, with extremely difficult music by musical theatre kingpin Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

DJ Walter, a former pre-school teacher, dance studio owner, choreographer, grandmother of four, outdoors enthusiast, traveler, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'The Adventures of Fish-Hook Seagull': an audacious story of courage, life, friendship and hope. Follow as Fishhook the seagull learns about life and travel, while teaching the reader some of life's greatest lessons! (more...)

Dimitris Ballas Pens KILL THE CARNAL MIND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Dimitris Ballas, author of the new book 'Kill the Carnal Mind', is an observer of the present world and avid proponent of peace. Dimitris is very disturbed by the stupidity of men to have accepted some ways of living. The author lives a life full of spiritual and physical experiences. He feels deep pain and a lot of disappointments caused by the vices that pester the human beings. He has seen the truth and has abandoned the lie and its vile ambitions. Dimitris started as an actor. He wrote plays and had produced and directed in theaters he had founded. The author left all this behind as insignificant and indulged in permanent aspects of human living. For him, it is immensely rewarding and sacredly fulfilling. His true desire is to share his thoughts to his fellow human beings. (more...)

Lauren Wantz Releases PROVIDENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Lauren Wantz, a dedicated writer, has completed her new book 'Providence': a tale of an atheistic scientist's struggle to overcome the slow decay of his marriage and the sudden destruction of his career and rise from the ashes as a man reborn with the help of his supernatural friends. (more...)

Theatre Vertigo Presents ASSISTANCE by Leslye Headland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

For these young assistants, life is an endless series of humiliations at the hands of their hellacious boss, a powerful uber magnate. In rare moments of calm when the phone calls stop rolling, Nick and Nora and their traumatized co­workers question whether all their work will lead to success-or just more work. Leslye Headland's ASSISTANCE is a biting, high octane satire about our attraction to power and what we're willing to sacrifice to stay in its orbit. '...the theatrical equivalent of a triple shot espresso."­ The Los Angeles Times (more...)

JUST KIDDING at Symphony Space Offers Weekly Music, Dance and Theatre Experiences in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

In November, Symphony Space's Just Kidding continues a season of curiosity and wonder with interactive concerts with top artists, a kid-powered dance performance, a family trivia quiz show, and internationally touring children's theatre companies. Adults and kids alike will enjoy simplified, lower ticket prices this season, at $17 per ticket, $14 for members (babies under 6 months admitted free). (more...)

October is Packed Full of NNPN Rolling World Premieres from New York to Alaska
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

(The) National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates an October filled with NNPN Rolling World Premieres (RWP), including Bars and Measures by Idris Goodwin at The Theatre @ Boston Court (playing until October 23); Pulp by Joseph Zettelmaier at Williamston Theatre (playing until October 23) and Know Theatre of Cincinnati (playing until October 27); Not Medea by Allison Gregory at Perseverance Theatre (playing in Juneau until November 6 and Anchorage November 11-20); Into the Beautiful North by Karen Zacarias at Central Works (playing until November 13); and Church and State by Jason Odell Williams at JCC CenterStage (Oct 22 - Nov 6). (more...)

Apollo Chorus of Chicago Announces its 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

One of the most legendary musical organizations in the nation, The Apollo Chorus, celebrates 145 years of making music with its 2016-2017 milestone season featuring an exhilarating lineup of classical and contemporary concerts. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen, Alastair Brookshaw & More Will Lead Menier Chocolate Factory's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Scarlett Strallen (Amalia Balash) will be joined by Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley(Ilona Ritter), Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack), with Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo for the company's major revival of She Loves Me this Christmas. The production reunites Strallen with director Matthew White, following their previous collaboration at the Menier on Candide. The production opens on 7 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 5 March 2017. Full casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Guitarmonk Shakti Guitar Gifts to Vatsalyadham
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After the Guinness success of Tallest Pyramid Cake on 17th Sept, 2017. Guitarmonk Shakti, a joint movement to bring music in life of underprivileged, by India's leading Guitar brand guitarmonk and Guinness holder Shakti foundation, (an NGO for women empowerment) engaged with Vatsalyadham (An orphanage of more than 800 Kids, run by famous Laxmi Diamond, Gajera Group, Surat. (more...)

BWW Review: MARAT/SADE Rebels and Reaches for the Heartstrings at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Oct 24, 2016

Part LES MISERABLES, part Quills, part Australia's backyard, Marat/Sade is a raucous and real-life inspection into the lives of the politically disenfranchised, told through the inmates of what was in Peter Weiss' 1960s original the asylum of Charenton, but in Barry French's direction, could be any detention centre dotting the Asia Pacific. A madcap meta-musical repurposing historic cruelty for the new age, Marat/Sade is a fantastic experience for audiences to get up close and personal with. (more...)

Mel Gibson to Be Honored with Hollywood Director Award
by Movies News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award winning actor, writer and director Mel Gibson will be honored with the 'Hollywood Director Award' at the 20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS (more...)

BWW Review: Powerful and Evocative World Premiere ROZ AND RAY at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Oct 24, 2016

Powerful plays such as "Angels in America" and "The Normal Heart" have driven right to the heart of the AIDS epidemic by spotlighting the ignorance and bureaucracy at the center of the disease which allowed it to spiral out of control so quickly. But beyond the gay community there was another group on the periphery of this pandemic that were hit equally hard and in some ways worse in those early days when the President even refused to say the word AIDS in public. The hemophiliacs. The Seattle Rep's new World Premiere play "Roz and Ray" offers up a peek inside that world and creates a powerful look at the kind of harm people with the best intentions can do. (more...)

New York Choral Society and Orchestra to Present U.S. Debut of Joseph Vella's THE HYLAND MASS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Music Director David Hayes will lead the New York Choral Society and Orchestra (NYChoral) in the United States premiere of Maltese composer Joseph Vella's The Hyland Mass: A Prayer for Unity in Diversity. (more...)

Howard University Honors Radio One, Inc. Founder And Chairperson Cathy Hughes As New Namesake For Its School Of Communications With Star-Studded Unveiling Ceremony And Ce
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016


BWW Interview: Actor Marc Kudisch Talks About His Direction of the Just Closed Triumphant Joseph at 3-D Theatricals
by Don Grigware - Oct 24, 2016

Actor Marc Kudisch has been nominated for many Tony Awards, including Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Thoroughly Modern Millie and 9 to 5: The Musical. A first time director he has just completed an enormously successful engagement of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for 3-D Theatricals. In our brief  chat he ruminates about this success and relates the experience to other productions of Joseph in which he has performed. Marc, I understand that this is not your first association with Joseph. Tell us about your Broadway debut in the revival of the show in 1993/94. (more...)

TLC & Discovery Family to Premiere UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD on Thursday, November 17
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Celebrity chefs are the rock stars of the food world, but it's easy to forget that even the most successful chefs had to start somewhere. On Thursday, November 17, TLC & Discovery Family Channel explore the lives of three celebrity chefs and their individual missions to help others and give back to the community in the one-hour special UNICHEF: UNITING THROUGH FOOD, based on the best-selling cookbook by Hilary Gumbel, with all royalties donated to The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (The United Nations Children's Fund). The special will premiere at 7/6c on TLC followed by an encore presentation at 9/8c on Discovery Family Channel. (more...)

BRAIN CANDY LIVE! To Play Chicago One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starringAdam Savage, editor-in-chief of and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters,' and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel 'Vsauce', will debut at the Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) for one night only on Saturday, March 4 at 8 PM. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, October 28. (more...)

BWW Review: Chekhov on the Delaware: Perfectly Calibrated Durang Play Opens Good Theater's 15th Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Oct 24, 2016

During the first act of Christopher Durang's Tony award-winning 2013 play, Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike, the characters muse that 'if everyone were on anti-depressants, there would be no Chekhov.' Happily for Portland theatre goers, it seems that none of the six colorful, endearing, eccentric personages in Durang's contemporary comedy appears to be on any medication. Rather they squabble and moan and rant about their lives in absurdly clever and humorous dialogue as they struggle to find some happiness in the human bonds which connect them. (more...)

BWW Review: FEET OF CLAY Is A Tale Of Political Manipulation, Murder, And Self-Realisation
by Barry Lenny - Oct 23, 2016

Feet of Clay provides another thread to Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Star Marin Mazzie Talks Upcoming Role in PAL JOEY Reading and Ongoing Battle with Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Following her most recent stint on Broadway as Anna in the King & I, Marin Mazzie isn't slowing down any time soon. She's currently hard at work preparing for a production of Pal Joey directed by Tony Goldwyn, and she recently sat down with Pix 11 to talk about the new role, as well as her continued battle with ovarian cancer. (more...)

The Evening Crane to Present THE DEFORMED TRANSFORMED
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Evening Crane theatre is putting up a production of Lord Byron's The Transformed Deformed at Theatre 80 St Marks premiering on the 31st of October at 9.30 pm. (more...)

AMGtime Exhibiting at the 2016 Staffing World Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


LOVE JONES THE MUSICAL Hits Newark, Brooklyn This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

See Love Jones, the classic '90s film-turned musical based on Theodore Witcher's 1997 cult film, in Newark or Brooklyn. The familiar story is retold in a concert-style setting featuring a star-studded cast. (more...)

THE MAD ONES Set for 'Friday Night Footlights' Reading at The Dramatists Guild
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

'The Mad Ones,' a timely new play written by Frank J. Avella, explores our current culture of celebrity and how power and fame create public figures who often break the rules and get away with it--especially when it comes to sexual assault. (more...)

Fox Makes Pilot Commitment for New Comedy Series Inspired by Real Life Experiences of Dwayne Johnson
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Fox Television announced today that it has made a put pilot commitment forThe Untitled Dwayne Johnson/Brian Gewirtz/Andrew Gurland Wrestling Project, acomedy series inspired by the real life experiences of Dwayne Johnson and former WWE head writer, Brian Gewirtz. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Intrigue! First Look at WOLF HALL Regional Premiere in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Wolf Hall: Parts I and II, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel and adapted for the Stage by Mike Poulton, is making its Regional Premiere, directed by Rebecca Greene Udden, at Main Street Theater (Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd., Houston, TX) this fall. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ben Vereen & Charl Brown at 'AFTER HOURS' and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for October 24-30, featuring Kurt Elling, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Special Guests Ben Vereen and Charl Brown, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

Freeform Brings Fan Favorite STITCHERS and New Original Sci-Fi Series BEYOND to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Freeform announced today that they will be bringing cast and executive producers from the hi-tech procedural series “Stitchers” and new sci-fi drama “Beyond” to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29-30. (more...)

NAF's Response to High School Graduation Rate Reaching New Record High
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


BWW Interview: Houston Ballet First Soloist Jessica Collado and Corps Member Bridget Kuhns CELEBRATE FORSYTHE in L.A.
by Katricia Lang - Oct 21, 2016

From October 21 to 23, the Houston Ballet will be in Los Angeles, CA for CELEBRATE FORSYTHE, a program that celebrates three works from celebrated choreographer William Forsythe. (more...)

Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre Announces 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater (DRDT), which creates world-class dance inspired by the African diaspora in a community dedicated to nurturing artists, supporting human relationships and sharing common values through engaging in dance, announces its 20th anniversary season, featuring three concert series spanning the Chicago area. The season kicks off with performances December 3 and 4 at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. (more...)

Artists Announced for Bluebird North Concert at The Royal Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

On November 5, the Temerty Theatre at The Royal Conservatory of Music will once again be the setting for the popular Bluebird North series. (more...)

BWW Review: PADOCA Bakery on the UES-Your New Favorite Spot
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 21, 2016

Visit Padoca Bakery on the corner of 68th Street and 1st Avenue for a delightful array of baked goods, coffee, tea and so much more. (more...)

Skylink Announces First IFTTT Compatible Garage Door Opener-ATOMS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia Launches Expansive Virtual Reality Experience
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016


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