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Joseph Papp Public Theater [Newman Theater] (New York, NY)
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Dutch Producer SQL Releases Debut Album 'Sequel' This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

After nearly a decade of producing music as SQL, Pim van Horssen's often turbulent but exciting journey both across the world and deep inside himself has led to a crossroads. (more...)

2017 Washboard Music Festival to Celebrate Appalachian Heritage
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The streets in downtown Logan, located in heart of the Hocking Hills, will come alive with the annual Washboard Music Festival on June 15-17, 2017. Folks planning to attend the festival during Fathers' Day weekend are encouraged to put on their dancing shoes and join along with the unique style of toe tapping music that will be performed throughout the festival. (more...)

Review Roundup - Did Critics Have 'Time Of Their Life' Watching ABC's DIRTY DANCING Reboot?
by Caryn Robbins - May 23, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (more...)

Full Casting Announced For RACNG DEMON At Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions is delighted to announce full casting for David Hare's Racing Demon, directed by Jonathan Church, which today began rehearsals ahead of its run at Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 21 June to Saturday 8 July. (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Comedian, actor and voiceover artist T.J. Miller stars in his first HBO stand-up comedy special when T.J. MILLER: METICULOUSLY RIDICULOUS debuts SATURDAY, JUNE 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Saddle Up LA to Kick Off this Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

This Friday, May 26th from 8-11pm, Life Group LA ( will hold their 2017 Saddle Up LA (  kick-off party at the best country western club in Los Angeles, Oil Can Harry (located; 11502 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604). (more...)

Possum Point Players Cook Up a Musical with SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

It may be only a rundown little grill in a sleepy town with no foreseeable future, but things seem to be heating up in Possum Point Players' production of "The Spitfire Grill." The humorous and touching musical is presented June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2:00 p.m. (more...)

JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. Opening at Artisan Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Artisan Children's Theater proudly presents JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. at its 148 seat Second Stage facility.  The theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.  The show runs Saturday, June 3, 2017 through Saturday, July 8, 2017.  Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm. No performance July 4. Reserved seating tickets are $7.00 for children 12 and under and $11.00 for adults.  The box office number is 817-284-1200.  More information can be found on the website at (more...)

Full Casting Announced for RACING DEMON at Theatre Royal Bath
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions has announced full casting for David Hare's Racing Demon, directed by Jonathan Church, which today began rehearsals ahead of its run at Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 21 June to Saturday 8 July. (more...)

VIDEO: More Poise, Less Noise: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Tom Hanks Are on the 2020 Presidential Ticket
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

Last night's SNL monologue saw Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson inducted into the Five Timers Club by none other than Alec Baldwin. In his velvet smoking jacket, The Rock found it the most apropos time to announce his intention to run for president alongside unexpected guest Tom Hanks. According to their logic, there are two things the nation agrees on: pizza, and Johnson/Hanks. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Drew Hirshfield Celebrates the Simple Power and Connection of Live Theatre
by Neil Shurley - May 21, 2017

The awe-inspiring spectacle of The Lion King returns to Greenville's Peace Center on May 31 for an extended run. We spoke to Drew Hirshfield, who plays Zazu in the current touring production. (more...)

VIDEO: Darren Criss' Computer Games Releases Music Video for 'Every Single Night'
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

Indie alt-pop band Computer Games, comprised of frontman Darren Criss and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Chuck Criss, have released their first music video for "Every Single Night," lead track from their debut album Lost Boys Life EP. Directed by Y2K, the video encapsulates the songs eclectic instrumentation, explosive rhythms, and juicy harmonies through vibrant visuals and playful choreography. (more...)

BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69
by David Fick - May 20, 2017

There is something indescribable about returning to Gate69, the glitzy dinner theatre venue that opened less than a year ago in central Cape Town. It is that ineffable feeling of coming home, of belonging. CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, one of the venue's current offerings, is a blast for everyone - frequent flyers or not. (more...)

Iga Dep Returns to Bonzai Progressive with Two Tracker 'Fat Analog'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Iga Dep returns to Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic two tracker 'Fat Analog' which comes with remixes from two hugely talented artists, Stan Kolev on Fat Analog and Van Czar on 'Arctic Human', as well as original mixes for both tracks. Iga Dep is fresh off the back of his debut for BP - 'Indigo' - which proved popular among many having charted very well indeed and getting a run out from many jocks. No doubt this one will follow suit, we just love it here in the office.   (more...)

BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT
by Chris Gibson - May 20, 2017

It's uncanny the way that Upstream Theater is able to produce plays that consistently tackle issues that, while often international in scope, often resonate with situations we face in our own country and, in particular, the current political climate we find ourselves in. A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT is a very intriguing and powerful work by Nicholas Wright (adapted from a book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela) that focuses our attention on post-apartheid South Africa, and which delves into the institutionalized racism that gripped that area of the world for many, many years. It's a subject that it is abhorrent in nature, but one which we seem to see America headed toward with the rise of white nationalist actions and policies. The seeds seem to have been sown with the cultural backlash from certain quarters following the election of Barack Obama, our first African American president, and which are starting to become more dangerously vocal and violent since he left office and was replaced by our current president, who surrounds himself with people whose agendas and ideologies are in direct conflict with the progress that has occurred since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. This work, though it deals mainly with conciliatory efforts, is one that needs to be seen as a reminder that, if we are to continue to progress as an open society, we need to remain vigilant as citizens to ensure we do not take steps backwards in this regard. There's a lot to contemplate here, and this production is decidedly must-see theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Show-Stopper Grace McLean Talks GREAT COMET, The Necessity of Art and the Importance of Being Weird
by Matthew Blank - May 19, 2017

We talk to Grace McLean, who dazzles audiences nightly in her show-stopping turn as Marya in NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

New York City Ballet Presents its Here and Now Festival
by Rose Marija - May 19, 2017

New York City Ballet continues to include new choreographies in its repertoire, billed this season as the Here and Now Festival. On May 12, 2017 NYCB performed four newer works created in 1994, 1998, 2006, and a world premiere. (more...)

9 Mile Roots Release New Album 'ReEvolve' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

9 Mile Roots have released 'ReEvolve', their new full-length album. It is surprisingly their first release since their 2013 debut 'Lime'. Since they released that EP, it's been a continual stream of live shows and long hours spent writing and putting together new songs. It's not that they've been stagnant all this time; they simply took their time writing and making sure each song was a representation of their development during the last few years. (more...)

Haedscrabble Theater Brings Murder, Madness and Merriment to Farmingdale!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Farmingdale residents Joe DiPietro and Eva Dolan are collaborating with St Thomas Episcopal Church to bring back live theater to Farmingdale, NY. Their first production, which is scheduled to open May 26th, will be the timeless comedy, 'Arsenic and Old Lace' by Joseph Kesselring. (more...)

BWW Review: TEETH 'N' SMILES, Stockwell Playhouse
by Gary Naylor - May 18, 2017

Teeth 'n' Smiles is an early work by Sir David Hare, tracking a punk band's disastrous night playing Jesus College Cambridge's 1978 May Ball. (more...)

Joanie Leeds Brings 'Brooklyn Baby!' Show to Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Award-winning kids' musician Joanie Leeds will bring a little bit of Brooklyn to the South Bay with a fun-filled, all-ages Brooklyn Baby! show at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 22 at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA. (more...)

Stream Season 1 of DINO DANA on Amazon Prime Video Beginning 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

Stream all 13 Episodes from Season 1 of DINO DANA on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK on May 26th! Dino Dana is a follow-up to the 2015 Emmy award-winning series Dino Dan: Trek's Adventures, Dino Dana is a preschool program that takes viewers on a whole new level of dinosaur encounters. (more...)

THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED, ON GOLDEN POND and More Set for Redhouse Arts Center's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Redhouse Arts Center has announced its 2017-18 Main Stage Season filled with charm, wit, laughter, a dash of hysterical family dynamics and Plenty of pure theatrical excitement. (more...)

BWW Review: There's Plenty of Broadway Bravura in Theatre Charlotte's MEMPHIS
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 18, 2017

Under the direction of Corey Mitchell, Theatre Charlotte delivers one of their best productions in the past 30, with Joe McCourt delivering a Broadway-caliber performance as Huey Calhoun, the heart of MEMPHIS. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

From July 20-22, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents its second annual District of Comedy Festival, bringing together acclaimed stars and rising acts for an all-laughs takeover of the nation's center for the performing arts. Headlined by a one-night-only NSO Pops concert with Jane Krakowski and Tituss Burgess, the festival, with Presenting Sponsor Capital One, features stand-up shows, music, theater, and performances for children and families in spaces across the Center. The District of Comedy Festival also coincides with a brand new edition of the Kennedy Center's popular collaboration with Chicago's The Second City, which will run for eight weeks in the Theater Lab. (more...)

The Infamous Stringdusters, The Travelin' McCourys and More Among The Festy Experience's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Festy Experience has announced the first half of its music lineup for the 8th annual festival, happening October 5-8, 2017 in the Blue Ridge Bowl at Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. (more...)

BWW Review: Chita Rivera, Complete With Frills and Feathers, Entertains In Café Carlyle Run
by Ashley Steves - May 17, 2017

“Shouldn't I be somewhere at 8:00?” That is a fair reaction for the Chita Rivera to have to once seeing boards and bus ads for CHIGAGO, BYE BYE BIRDIE, and WEST SIDE STORY a few years back while they were all simultaneously running, a story she regaled the audience with in the intro to her WEST SIDE medley at the Café Carlyle last week. When your name has become synonymous with iconic shows, maybe as iconic as the shows themselves, you have somewhere to be at 8:00… and people will be there to see. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Kicks Off 85th Anniversary with Season Opening Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Jacob's Pillow 85th Anniversary Season kicks off with the Season Opening Gala, the Pillow's signature fundraising event, Saturday, June 17. The event embodies the start of the summer season in the Berkshires, and features exclusive programming, unique and delicious food and drink, and Plenty of dancing and live music. (more...)

Ovation TV to Present Month-Long Celebration of Classic Rock Legends
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Disappointed that Desert Trip won't be back this year? Well, so was Ovation. America's Only Arts Network has come to the rescue with the next best thing: a month-long celebration of classic rock! (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre Young Audiences presents Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach the exciting tale of adventure and friendship perfect for the whole family, featuring words and music by Broadway's hottest duo, Academy Award-winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land,Dear Evan Hansen) - and a charming new book by Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

James Bulger Memorial Trust Invites Community Groups And Volunteers To Create Best Free Family Festival Ever
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Would you like to be part of something BIG and join The James Bulger Memorial Trust in making KidsFest 2017 the best family festival ever? (more...)

BWW Review: Actors Co-op's To-Die-For Musical LUCKY STIFF is Full of Quirky Charm
by Ellen Dostal - May 17, 2017

Before Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty teamed up for iconic works like Ragtime, Once on this Island, and their current Broadway hit Anastasia,they wrote a crazy little musical called LUCKY STIFF. It was their first collaboration and, though it never made it to Broadway, it won the pair a Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre and launched a 30-year partnership that has helped shape the genre ever since. (more...)

A Wild Summer Starts with Alaska Salmon Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The celebrated wild Alaska summer salmon harvest season begins Thursday, May 18, signaling the natural return of the region's most iconic fish through a thriving annual migration cycle that is ensured by Alaska's Constitutional pledge to sustain wild populations for generations to come. This year's harvest is forecasted by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at more than 204 million salmon making this summer the perfect time to try all five species. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

Richmond Shakespeare Festival to present THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and CYMBELINE!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Poisonous queens, mischievous letters, jealous lovers, mysterious identities: Richmond Shakespeare Festival is back and preparing to light up Wayne County's summer season. (more...) Reads The Fine Print And Reveals The Details You Should Know For Your Next Vacation
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017


BWW Review: Power to the People of FUENTE OVEJUNA
by Andria Tieman - May 16, 2017

Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna, by Lope de Vega,  was written in the early 1600s, but has been largely unproduced in the United States.  Similar to a Shakespearean history, it's based on actual events that occurred in the Castilian region of Spain in 1476.  This production was translated and adapted by Trinity Rep Artistic Director Curt Columbus, and manages to stir up Plenty of emotion while injecting much-needed moments of comic relief.  While the production, costumes and performances are excellent as they always are at Trinity Rep, the play itself is somewhat underwhelming despite containing classic themes of romance and triumph over oppression. (more...)

Keep Calm and Drink On at BALLADS & BREWS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Grab your mates and head down to the Goei Center June 1 for fish and chips, a round of pints, and much more at Opera Grand Rapids' second annual Ballads & Brews event. (more...)

NBC Reveals 2017-18 Winning Lineup Featuring New Shows & Bold Scheduling Moves
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

On the heels of a victorious 2016-17 season, NBC has announced a new season lineup that builds upon its remarkable stability while adding a rich variety of new series. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: Bite Me: 14 Things You Should Know About Nutrition by Tanner Baze of MARK FISHER FITNESS
by Mark Fisher Fitness - May 15, 2017

Nutrition is a notoriously sticky subject. For every single person out there who preaches the benefits of eating Plenty of protein, there's an army of vegans storming their gates, forks in hand, ready to tell them how animal protein is killing them. (more...)

Westchester Summer Music Camp Offers Unique Programs and Flexible Options at Mike Risko Music School
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Mike Risko Music School will offer multiple unique musical camp opportunities for children this summer: (more...)

BWW Review: Mozart's GARDENER Is On Site Opera's SECRET Weapon
by Richard Sasanow - May 15, 2017

It had a great score but an unmanageable book. So the director had it reshaped, cut and done in a creative environmental production that sent the singers scampering throughout the audience. No, I'm not talking about Hal Prince's famous reinvention of Leonard Bernstein's CANDIDE, but On Site Opera's (OSO) charming new take on Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER (LA FINTA GIARDINIERA), a coproduction with the Atlanta Opera, which just opened in a New York garden before heading south. (more...)

TRAYF Opens Penguin's 2017 Season this Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, opens its 40th season with Trayf, a new play by Lindsay Joelle. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 15, 2017, which begs the question: What's on your theatrical agenda this week? There's Plenty to see and do, so we simply won't allow any excuses: Get thee to a darkened auditorium, settle into your seats and allow yourself to be transported and, in the process, transformed - all thanks to the magic of live theater! (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and Sparkle
by David Edward Perry - May 15, 2017

All you have to do is dream and baby they'll be there. (more...)

Sompo Guide Tokyo, to Be Published on June 1, 2017, Offers Safe and Spiritually Rich Journey in Tokyo
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017


Hudson Warehouse to Launch 14th Season with THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Hudson Warehouse will open their 14th Season in Riverside Park with an exciting new production of Marivaux's classic farce, THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, translated by Stephen Wadsworth. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

BWW Review: Encores! Serves Up Delicious Mounting of Cult Favorite THE GOLDEN APPLE
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2017

In the late-night hours of June, 14, 1994, when hockey's New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, there were fans visiting the gravesites of loved ones, armed with six-packs of beer and radios, to share with long-gone fans a moment they thought they might never live to see. (more...)

BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing Acrobatics
by Abby Rowold - May 13, 2017

Cirque du Soleil has a reputation for whimsy and for astonishing feats of acrobatics. Its latest touring show, Ovo, which plays at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena through Sunday night, delivers on both counts. (more...)

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