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CoreSite Realty Corporation Announces Executive Leadership Transition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Women's Action Network to Feature Musical Guests During Danish Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Women's Action Network (WAN) will host the WAN MarketPlace & Food Court for the 52nd annual Danish Festival from August 19th to the 21st. Located in Veterans Park in Greenville, the WAN MarketPlace & Food Court will feature merchants, and food vendors as well as a variety of musical entertainment. (more...)

A Primetime Special on Race Relations from Detroit Public Television
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

In the wake of recent tragedies in St. Paul, Baton Rouge and Dallas, Stephen Henderson, American Black Journal host and editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press will lead a frank conversation with advocates and community leaders live from Focus: HOPE in Detroit on July 27, 2016 from 7:30 to 8:00 P.M. ET. The conversation will continue online following the live broadcast until 8:30 p.m. at http://americanblackjournal.org. (more...)

Hoi Polloi to Stage Toshiki Okada's QUIET, COMFORT This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

OBIE-winning theater company Hoi Polloi (Three Pianos, Shadows) presents Quiet, Comfort, a newly-commissioned text by Japanese phenomenon playwright Toshiki Okada. (more...)

West Coast Premiere THE BEAUTY, THE BANSHEE & ME: Award-Winning Autobiographical Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

What would you do if your original birth certificate was sealed by the courts, unobtainable, and your heart's desire was to know where you came from? Playwright/Performer Cathy Lind Hayes, adopted at three months old by celebrated entertainer Peter Lind Hayes and his beautiful actress/singer wife Mary Healy, embarks on a decades-long journey to learn the truth about where she came from and why she was given up. Cathy debuted The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City, winning the award for Best Autobiographical Show. In this deeply passionate, humorous, and poignant solo play, her search takes many turns as she tries to make sense of how she is the daughter of two very different women. Michael Allen Angel directs the West Coast Premiere of The Beauty, The Banshee & Me at the Whitefire Theatre beginning September 15. (more...)

TopLine Strategies Appoints Robert G. O'Malley as Advisory Member of the Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Servant Stage Company to Present SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DETECTIVE AND THE DOCTOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Servant Stage Company, in partnership with The Trust Performing Arts Center, is pleased to announce their original production of 'Sherlock Holmes: The Detective and the Doctor.' Playing August 25 - September 11, 2016, Sherlock will kick off The Trust's season as the first production of their Theater series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AN IDEAL HUSBAND at Actors' Theatre of Columbus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

In 1982, Actors' Theatre of Columbus (ATC) kicked off its first season with a single production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. The success of that season proved that Schiller Park was an excellent venue for open air Shakespearean theater, and the troupe has continued this tradition for 35 years. 'To Tell the Truth,' Actors' Theatre's 2016 season, features four plays that ask questions about how far relationships can be strained and even broken by dishonesty, falsehood and slander. (more...)

BWW Review: St. Louis Actors' Studio's Intriguing LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL
by Chris Gibson - Jul 26, 2016

We're so lucky to have the Privilege of having the St. Louis Actors' Studio present the Labute New Theater Festival each year. Submissions come from around the country, are whittled down to a few, and then presented in two parts, with each section receiving a full two week run. In addition, there are staged readings of the High School finalists who also submit their new works. While I was unable to attend the first part, I did get a chance to see the second, and was pleased with the results of this years' choices. It was a good mixture of styles and approaches, and it continues to be something our region should be very proud of. (more...)

The Hills are Alive in Fort Worth with SOUND OF MUSIC Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, a lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien, will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall on August 17-21 as part of a North American tour. Tickets start at $44 and are on sale now! (more...)

Chunky Move presents REMAKE/MERMERMER in 2016 Next Move Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

This September, Chunky Move is delighted to present the ninth annual Next Move performance series, an initiative unique in scale in Australia that commissions new work, supporting and nurturing the next generation of leading dance makers. In a world premiere double bill, choreographer Melanie Lane presents Remake, and choreographer Jo Lloyd in collaboration with performance maker Nicola Gunn present Mermermer - two works born from unique collaborations and a shared fascination for the histories embedded in another's body. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma VanDevelde - The Theatre That Raised Me
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - Jul 25, 2016

Last night at 501 Queens Road in Charlotte NC, the sound of laughter shattered the confines of the 13-row theater by transporting the audience into the world of 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' This musical, put on by Theatre Charlotte's Student Theatre Guild is the 5th STG musical and the 8th TC production I've had the Privilege of being a part of. In August of 2009 my feet entered Theatre Charlotte's doors for the first time. I smelled its smell. I stood in its wings. I accepted its welcoming invitation to audition for those 13 empty rows-all for the very first time. Little did I know that this audition for 'Annie' would mark the beginning of a beautiful relationship between a little girl with a dream and a little white theater awaiting a dream to foster. Little did I know that this smell would become my haven, these wings would become my comfort and this tiny theater would become my own little corner of the world. (more...)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES to Bid Farewell Following Eight Seasons of High-Stakes Drama
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After eight epic seasons of high-stakes romance, adventure, and drama, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES will conclude its run with the upcoming 2016-17 season. (more...)

ePlus Names Mark P. Marron as Next Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Richard Ridge - Jul 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. (more...)

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES to Conclude After Eight Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

After eight epic seasons of high-stakes romance, adventure, and drama, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES will conclude its run with the upcoming 2016-17 season. The announcement was made today at San Diego Comic-Con® by executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. The panel concluded with a farewell video from the cast and producers, which featured an exclusive premiere of the new song “Changing Tides,” by The Fray. (more...)

THE WORST AUDITIONER IN THE WORLD Brings July to a Close at the Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

THE WORST AUDITIONER IN THE WORLD, an hour-long comedy written and performed by Nicola Date and directed by Megan Furniss, will play a limited run of three performances at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this July. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Welcomes the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church Choir to AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the Pittsburgh CLO debut of the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church choir throughout the run of Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA,July 26-31 at the Benedum Center. Director of Worship & Arts, Alton Mitchell, will lead 19 members of the choir as they perform "Gods Love Nubia" with the cast under the direction of Pittsburgh CLO Music Director Tom Helm. (more...)

Students/Alumni Bring U-M to the 2016 Traverse City Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The 2016 festival, which will be held July 26-31, will feature faculty-taught workshops, short films by screenwriting students and a documentary by an alumna. U-M interns will assist with the events. (more...)

Jen Sackley Pens AWAKENING THE CONSCIOUS CELL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Through a narrative approach, 'Awakening the Conscious Cell: Change Yourself, Change the World' (published by Balboa Press AU) works to increase readers' understanding of distress and bring awareness to normality. It shares author Jen Sackley's theory of Concellogy, which promotes critical awareness of how one is genetically modified by environmental experiences and supported by conscious states. (more...)

Spring-Green Proud To Participate In NALP's Renewal &...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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European Companies Continue Moving to Workday Recruiting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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John Le Carre's Best-Seller THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD Coming to Television
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Paramount Television and The Ink Factory today announced their plans to develop John le Carré's literary masterpiece THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD into a television event inspired by the iconic spy novel. (more...)

WOMEN AND WAR FESTIVAL Enters Final Fortnight at Frederick's Place
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

?Women and War is a month long festival examining the effect of warfare on women worldwide. (more...)

Starz Greenlights Fourth and Final Season of BLACK SAILS
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Starz announced today that the fourth season of the Emmy®-winning Original series BLACK SAILS will bring fans to the heroic conclusion of the Treasure Island prequel. (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals Names Three as Managing Director Emeritus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) announced that it will bestow the title Managing Director Emeritus on three former DSM leaders. Michael Jenkins, as well as the late Tom Hughes and Charles R. Meeker, Jr. represented by their families, will receive the award. (more...)

Department of Veterans Affairs Awards Leidos Prime Contract
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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The Brian Setzer Orchestra to Return to State Theatre with CHRISTMAS ROCKS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?The iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner and his 19-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - Touring Theatre Saves The Arts In My Community!
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - Jul 19, 2016

This past fall my high school's theatre group travelled to local elementary schools to perform "Folktales For Fun", which connected folktales to different countries to teach kids all about different cultures. Some of the stories included Cinderella from Egypt (Rhodopis and Her Golden Scandals), The Three Hares (a take on the three little pigs) from Turkey, The Bremen Town Musicians from Germany, The Snake from Spain,  Why Bears Have Stumpy Tails from Norway,and How Tortoise Tricked Leopard . There were two casts, so that we could make it to more schools than we would have if we only had one cast and to not miss a lot of school ourselves. Our costumes were simple, but effective. The three headed snake was portrayed by three snake hats, the turtle was portrayed by a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles backpack on my back, and many other clever animal hats.  At first, I was a little curious on how the kids would respond to the play, because our teacher told the schools that it was geared toward 3rd to 5th graders. Which is always a tough audience. Once we got out to the schools, it was one of the most rewarding things that I have ever experienced. (more...)

Robert Cundall Joins Lincoln Center as New Executive VP and CFO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Today Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced the appointment of Robert Cundall as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Cundall will be responsible for overseeing the financial management of the world's leading performing arts center. He will begin his work in this role on August 16, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Jon Brittain On The West End Run of ROTTERDAM
by Marianka Swain - Jul 19, 2016

Last year, Jon Brittain's Rotterdam had a successful and well-received premiere at Theatre503 - this month, it moves into the West End for a Trafalgar Studios run. Centring on Alice, who wants to come out as gay, and her girlfriend Fiona, who decides she wants to start living as a man, Adrian, it's only become more of a zeitgeist piece since its first stint. Jon discusses revisiting the play and trying not to mess it up… (more...)

BWW Blog: Lo Abdelmalek for Shakespeare at Notre Dame
by Katherine Waddell - Jul 18, 2016

Lo Abdelmalek is a special guest blogger who is an actor in the Young Company which is performing at Notre Dame's Shakespeare Festival. Lo plays Thaisa in Pericles, Prince of Tyre and is pursuing her MFA at the University of Louisville. (more...)

BDIC Is One of Only Six Interlock Providers Invited by the State of NY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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BWW REVIEW: Tamara Tunie in AMERICAN SON at Barrington Stage Company
by Justin J Sacramone - Jul 17, 2016

Kendra Ellis-Connor is living every mother's worst nightmare. Her son is missing. It's now four o'clock in the morning and she's at the police station trying to get answers. The officer working the nightshift is useless, her ex-husband isn't picking up his phone and the speculations are beginning to consume her. Her son's disappearance and the station's lack of information raise questions. Kendra has a hunch why. Both she and her son are black. American Son, a new play by Christopher Demos-Brown which ran at the Barrington Stage Company from June 17 through July 9, 2016 is a turbulent parable of America's systemic racism. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.  (more...)

Clash Royale Top Player's Secret Recipe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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TO STAND SOMEWHERE To Play the Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

TO STAND SOMEWHERE is an hour-long solo storytelling piece, written and performed by Ter Hollmann and directed by Moses D. Rasekele. The production will be performed at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre for three performances this July. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour in Cincinnati
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Cincinnati premiere September 27 - October 9 at the Aronoff Center as part of a North American tour and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati's 16/17 Season presented by TriHealth.  (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Announces Winners of The Imagination Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today announced the winners of The Imagination Awards, a national competition to encourage and inspire young people to embrace their creativity and the power of the imagination. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour to Hit New Orleans this September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tickets go on sale for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien on Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. This lavish new production will make its New Orleans premiere Sept. 20 - 25, 2016 at the Saenger Theatre as part of a North American Tour. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE SOUND OF MUSIC is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.  (more...)

Hangar Theatre to Present Wendy Wasserstein's THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Following their sold-out production of In the Heights, the Hangar Theatre will present Thirdby Wendy Wasserstein from July 21 until July 30, 2016. Set in a small, prestigious college town in New England (like Ithaca), the play tells the story of a professor whose seemingly well-ordered life is thrown into dizzying disarray after she accuses a student athlete of plagiarism.  Interim Artistic Director, Michael Barakiva, will be directing this production; he also directed the world premiere of this show at Theatre J in Washington, D.C. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 22 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 in Cass Park. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Mermalade
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2016

BWW speaks to Laura Stevens about her Edinburgh Fringe 2016 children's show Mermalade. (more...)

BWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Minnesota Remount 
by Guest Blogger: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Jul 12, 2016

When October came, I returned to one of my favorite places in the US: Minneapolis.  (more...)

Mike Schlitt's PATRIOT ACT Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Patriot Act Presidential Road Trip 2016...Live! is pleased to announce the New York premiere of two-time FringeNYC winning solo performer Mike Schlitt's PATRIOT ACT, as part of the 20th annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC performing on Friday August 19 @ 2:00pm, Sunday August 21 @ 3:45pm, Wednesday August 24 @ 9:15pm, Saturday August 27 @ 9:15pm, and Sunday August 28 @ 5:15pm at Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company (70 East 4th Street - Lower Level -- Bowery & 2nd Avenue).  The $18 tickets are available at FRINGENYC.ORG. (more...)

Allen Stone to Embark on Stripped Down Fall Tour - 'My Favorite Songs, Favorite Stories'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Following his recent whirlwind of worldwide appearances and summer festival sets, Allen Stone is hitting the road once again on a new tour called 'An Intimate Night with Allen Stone: My Favorite Songs, Favorite Stories'. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary MEET THE DONORS: DOES MONEY TALK?, 8/1
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In MEET THE DONORS: DOES MONEY TALK?, intrepid filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi (HBO's Emmy®-winning “Journeys with George”) takes viewers behind the scenes at top-dollar fundraisers and chats with dozens of ultra-rich mega-donors from both political parties to find out why they are pouring millions into the election. (more...)

STILL WAITING... A MEMOIR is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Janetra Johnson is not just an amazing person, she also holds a B.A., and MBA, in business and law! She represented herself pro se all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Janetra's memoir, 'Still Waiting...' is more than a book. This memoir includes documentary evidence. (more...)

Crown Point Community Theatre to Stage Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

 In the midst of a contentious election year, many of us are weighing our options to determine which select few get the Privilege to lead our country.  The decisions we make now will impact our country into the future just like decisions made in past have shaped our complex, modern culture today.  (more...)

VIDEO: Montana High School Recreates KINKY BOOTS' Gender Identity Acceptance Music Video 'Just Pee'
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

KINKY BOOTS' message to politicians opposed to gender identity acceptance inspired the drama students of Chinook High School. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

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