Seattle's Rep Unveils 2016-17 'Other Season' of New Work
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

With great excitement and anticipation, Seattle Repertory Theatre announces 11 projects for its nationally respected new work series, The Other Season, with additional projects to be revealed. (more...)

Willie's Reserve Engages Jerrick Media as Digital Strategist
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

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DIXIE SWIM CLUB Opens in Murfreesboro Friday Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2016

The Dixie Swim Club - the Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy about five Southern women who meet on their college's swim team and hold a beachfront Reunion every year thereafter - opens this week at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts, in a new production helmed by George W. Manus Jr. (more...)

FRIGID New York's 'New York Madness' Series to Feature Playwright Mac Rogers This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the November installment of New York Madness on Sunday, November 20 at 8pm with Featured Guest Playwright Mac Rogers (The Honeycomb Trilogy; Universal Robots; Webby Award winning podcast, The Message). (more...)

Bravo to Premiere Part I of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY Reunion, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bravo Media delivers a contentious three-part Reunion special for THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY, airing Monday, November 7, 14 and 21 at 8 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

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FULL HOUSE Reunion! John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier to Host Goodwill of Orange County Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

It will be a 'Full House' at the Goodwill of Orange County Gala this year. The nonprofit announced today that John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier, perhaps better known as Uncle Jesse, Danny Tanner and Joey, will host this year's fundraising event today, November 5 at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel. (more...)

Vendini Solidifies Its Place as a Festivals Leader
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

THE PRINCIPAL'S DAUGHTER Wins Dog Ear Publishing Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

When Russ Katz heard the story a hair stylist in his building was telling about her life in Vietnam and how she came to the United States, it stuck with him. Eventually he decided the world needed to hear her story, and the result is 'The Principal's Daughter,' based on Tran Lê Kim Tuyen's life. Katz's book has earned the Dog Ear Publishing Award of Literary Excellence - and has led to at least one unexpected Reunion. Katz couldn't be more thrilled. 'I was excited to hear about the award of excellence,' he said. 'I immediately told everyone around me at the time. To think that something I wrote could even be considered - it made my day.' Dog Ear Publishing's editorial team determines award winners, with the managing editor, editorial services manager and the publisher reviewing its recommendations. Winning books include the award logo on their covers. Although Katz is happy about the award, it's a Reunion that took place as a result of his research that makes him most proud. 'While telling me the story, Kim had remembered the soldier's name her family was friendly with (in Vietnam). It wasn't a common name, so later that day I did a little research and found him living just two hours away.' Nearly a year later, Kim and her sister Joanna met for dinner with that soldier, Robert Toporek. 'I learned the soldier had spent considerable time looking for Kim's sister (who had moved to America before the war ended) and she for him as well,' Katz said. 'The looks on their faces when they saw each other after 40 years was priceless.' 'The Principal's Daughter: Based on the True Story of Tran Lê Kim Tuyen' describes Kim's life starting as a happy 10-year-old playing among trees. When the Viet Cong marched just 100 meters from her home near Saigon and began attacking the nearby U.S. Army base, her life changed forever. She and her family spent that night in 1968 huddled in a makeshift cellar, fearing for their lives when their home was caught in the crossfire. 'While Kim was cutting my hair, she started telling me about where she was from and how she came to the United States. Her daring boat escape, being fired upon and thrown in jail. This story rang through my head in so many different scenarios I couldn't stop thinking about it,' Katz said. 'Although the Vietnam War has been a source of controversy for many decades, I don't think people really understand why the war began in the first place. Although I didn't go into this in much detail, I hope people could see the beautiful place Vietnam was before the war and the impact it had on them after it ended. Hollywood only tells the stories of the soldiers, but what about the people the soldiers went to try to protect, what happened to all of them?' Dog Ear editor Leslie Wilhelm Hatch writes that the book gives a view of Vietnam that probably few people have thought about. 'Russ Katz's story telling style is very approachable - it's very emotional, but not overly so - he lets the facts and the people tell their story without bias or political overtones. The fact that the story is true makes it even stronger. Katz is able to share a lot about Vietnamese culture, growing up in Vietnam, the war itself (how it affected the characters), the country's customs, and the workings of Communism. He shares all this in the context of the story - so not only was I entertained and enthralled, but I learned a lot as well.' 'This manuscript tells an extraordinary story, a story that deserves to be told to as many people as want to know about it,' writes Terry Hummer, editor and publishing consultant with Kevin Anderson & Associates. 'The material is rich, the characters are vivid, and the narrative itself is riveting and moving. I don't think I've ever read a piece of prose that so galvanized my attention. Whatever you do with this, keep Kim's spirit alive. She is a Personage. You are lucky to know her. I am lucky to know something about her now.' Kirkus Reviews describe the book as 'an absorbing taste of the everyday in a place that that was the victim of superpower geopolitics. ... An important contribution to primary-source oral histories of Vietnamese people.' The author finds it funny he would choose to write a book, much less a second book. (His first was 'Evolution,' a science fiction novel published in 2012.) 'I was never good at reading or writing in school; it was my weakest subject,' he said. 'I never found joy in reading until just recently, really just the past year or two. It is somewhat a love-hate relationship. I love the finished product and just how the accomplishment makes me feel.' Katz has set up monthly promotions for 'The Principal's Daughter' through BookDaily.com and plans to do more marketing. Katz, who grew up in East Brunswick, N.J., lives in Fairfax, Va. For additional information, please visit www.RussKatz.com The Principal's Daughter: Based on the True Story of Tran Lê Kim Tuyen Russ Katz Dog Ear Publishing ISBN: 978-1-4575-4892-5 304 pages $15.95 US Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere. (more...)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced its exciting spring/summer 2017 season. (more...)

Driving Business Value Takes Spotlight at LogicManager's ERM User Conference, IMPACT 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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Own The Limited Edition 'Outlander' Wine Collection Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Wine lovers and fans of the worldwide hit television series "Outlander" can now pre-order The Outlander Wine Collection from Lot18 in partnership with Sony Pictures Television. Perfect for every occasion, the limited edition collection features four hand-crafted blends and uniquely designed labels to honor the essence of characters from the bestselling novels by Diana Gabaldon, adapted for the screen into the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated series by showrunner Ronald D. Moore. (more...)

BWW Previews: The BEACH BOYS Celebrate Fifty Years Of Iconic Music At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 3, 2016

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they've had and how many millions of albums they've sold.  But these conventional measurements fall short when you're assessing the impact of The Beach Boys.  To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.  But its greater significance is the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt. Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut over 50 years ago.The McCallum Theatre presents The Beach Boys on Sunday, November 20, at 3:00pm.  (more...)

Columbus State American Sign Language Students Take the Stage at Shadowbox Live
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Students from the Interpreter Education Program at Columbus State Community College will once again be joining the metaperformers of Shadowbox Live for two shows of Holiday Hoopla! (more...)

Flecktones and Chick Corea Elektric Band Team Up for 2017 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

There isn't a more elite pairing in music than BELA FLECK and CHICK COREA, and the two will join forces for a North American tour with their respective groups - The Flecktones & Elektric Band - August 5 - 21, 2017. (more...)

Austrian Cultural Forum New York Presents Jazz Legend Karlheinz Miklin with Ron McClure and Billy Hart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Jazz aficionados, get ready: Tuesday December 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY) presents three jazz legends from Europe and the U.S. Admission is free, and reservations (online at ACFNY.org or 212-319-5300) are required. (more...)

Chip Deffaa Releases THE CHIP DEFFAA SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

'The Chip Deffaa Songbook'—a double-album featuring nearly 40 theater songs by ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter Chip Deffaa--is out now.  The two-CD set gathers songs that Deffaa wrote or co-wrote for such shows of his as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!,' 'The Seven Little Foys,'  'Mad About the Boy,' 'Presenting Fanny Brice,' 'The Family that Sings Together,' 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' 'Song-and-Dance Kids,' and 'Theater Boys.' The set, with a suggested  list price of $17.00, is available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc.   It may be ordered here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thechipdeffaasongbook. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi in ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's gala benefit performance of Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue. (more...)

ZEBRA Performing Their Debut Album in its Entirety LIVE at Mulcahy's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

This winter, Loaded Concerts and WBAB 102.3 will present legendary rock band ZEBRA (A Hammerheads Reunion) performing their 1983 debut self-titled album (which went GOLD and became the fastest selling debut album in the history of Atlantic Records) live at Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall on Saturday, January 14th! (more...)

VIDEO: 'DWTS' Winners and Finalists Dish on Season 23 Excitement
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Laurie Hernandez and the final four DANCING WITH THE STARS finalists joined 'GMA' live in Times Square this morning to discuss the exciting 23rd season of the show. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 3, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 3, 2016! (more...)

Laurie Hernandez & Val Chmerkovskiy Take Home DWTS' Mirrorball Trophy!
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

In the two-hour season finale of DANCING WITH THE STARS on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), the three finalists advanced to the final stage of the competition. There were live dancing and show-stopping performances at both The Grove and in the 'Dancing with the Stars' ballroom. (more...)

Matthew Koma Unveils Video for New Single 'Kisses Back'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Hit-making songwriter and electronic artist Matthew Koma today premieres the music video for his brand new single, “Kisses Back” out now on RCA Records. (more...)

Cloudwave Attends CITM, Asia's Leading Travel Trade Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Geva Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents The Marvelous Wonderettes, an award-winning, musical trip down memory lane. Written and created by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Brian William Barker, orchestrations by Michael Borth and vocal arrangements by Roger Bean and Brian William Barker, The Marvelous Wonderettes is directed by Melissa Rain Anderson with musical direction by Don Kot. The Marvelous Wonderettes will be performed in the Fielding Stage from December 8 to December 24.  (more...)

Straz LIVE! in the Park Features Opera Tampa Singers and Showtunes, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Back by popular demand, Straz LIVE! in the Park features a lively concert of familiar arias sung by our very own Opera Tampa Singers and favorite tunes from WICKED, CABARET and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL performed by visiting Broadway artists.  For many in the community, this is their introduction to opera. For others it is a joyful Reunion with operatic gems and Broadway favorites known the world over. Bring your picnic lunch and enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music. Food trucks and award-winning local visual artists, with items for purchase, will add to the festivities. (more...)

PlayMakers Rep to Present Regional Premiere of THE MAY QUEEN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the regional premiere of "The May Queen" an acclaimed original comedy by Molly Smith Metzler. Directed by Vivienne Benesch, "The May Queen" is the story of Jen Nash, former high school 'May Queen' who returns to her hometown as an office temp. What happens when she meets up with her former classmates? It's a mixed-up mash-up of high school Reunion meets The Office. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Revives its Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Washington Stage Guild starts its 'Pearl Anniversary' season with a remount of one of America's favorite holiday stories in It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. It's Christmas Eve, 1946, and we are the studio audience for a local radio station as its cast of voice actors and one very busy sound effects man broadcast the beloved tale of George Bailey and his encounter with Clarence, his guardian angel. This 'radio play-within-a-play' re-imagines the familiar movie as it would have been heard in homes all over America in the late 40s, when just such a broadcast took place. Playwright (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
by - Nov 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, November 22, 2016! (more...)

Starz to Present PARTY DOWN and SPARTACUS Thanksgiving Weekend Marathons
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

STARZ serves up hearty Reunions of fan favorite original series with a #ThrowbackThanksgiving marathon event of the cult classics PARTY DOWN and SPARTACUS on Thanksgiving Weekend (more...)

E! Orders Seasons for Reality Series WAGS & Spin-Off WAGS MIAMI, Airing in 2017
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

E! announced today a third season pickup for the one-hour, drama-fueled reality series “WAGS' (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars), and a second season pickup of “WAGS Miami” (more...)

Swedish Keyboard Legend Par Lindh Launches New Ensemble 'Triton'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Swedish keyboard legend Pär Lindh is launching his new band “TRITON”: The NICE Legacy of ELP & PLP. The new ensemble was created to honor the legacy of The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Pär Lindh Project. (more...)

BWW Review: Chaffin's Barn Does RED, WHITE & TUNA Up Right
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 16, 2016

Just in time to lift your spirits in the wake of a bruising presidential election season, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - the iconic theatrical venue, which for 50 years has delighted Nashville audiences on the chow-and-bow circuit - provides ample laughs and plenty of guffaws (along with a bountiful buffet) with their latest version of Red, White and Tuna, which transports audiences to the third smallest town in Texas for yet another down-home, Independence Day-flavored adventure. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Launches Friday Night Mobile Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

With tickets to The 5th Avenue Theatre's highly-anticipated holiday production of Disney's The Little Mermaid (November 23 - December 31, 2016) in high demand, the nation's leading developer of musical theater is working to increase accessibility to affordable tickets for arts buyers, now and throughout the 2016/17 season. (more...)

Jerry Granelli Set for One-Week Residency at The Stone This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Jerry Granelli will hold a one-week residency at John Zorn's The Stone, January 3-8, 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jose Llana on His KING AND I Tour and Why He Believes Hope Trumps Hate
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

When Jose Llana was 19, 'Something Wonderful' happened: The Filipino-American actor made his Broadway bow as Lun Tha, the mellow young lover, in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 'The King and I.' Lou Diamond Phillips played the titanic and titular ruler of Siam in that 1996 Tony-winning revival. Now, two decades later, Llana has followed in Phillips' footsteps as the new King of Broadway, with his glorious voice and regal bearing. What's more, he is taking the 2015 Tony-winning revival across America. (more...)

West Michigan Celebrates Turkey Day with Activities Throughout the Region
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Thanksgiving is November 24th this year, and West Michigan is ready to celebrate! We love this time surrounded by friends and family as we dine on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner together. Many local businesses are offering dinners of their own, meals to go, and Thanksgiving getaways to help you celebrate. No matter what you decide to do on Thanksgiving, make sure that you get together with loved ones and show thanks for the past year. (more...)

BWW Review: HONKY TONK ANGELS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR Lands at Stages Repertory Theatre
by Alexander Garza - Nov 14, 2016

THE HONKY TONK ANGELS HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR, the sequel to Ted Swindley's hit musical, THE HONKY TONK ANGELS, takes the stage at Stages Repertory Theatre this holiday season. The Angels perform a holiday Reunion concert in Nashville, and a new member must step in to replace Angela until she returns. The show runs through December 31, 2016, closing with a special New Year's Eve performance. (more...)

First 5 Bands Announced for Brakrock Ecofest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

First 5 Bands Announced for Brakrock Ecofest (more...)

BWW Review: DON PARTIES ON at Holden Street Theatres
by - Nov 13, 2016

Red Phoenix Theatre is producing works that have never been performed in Adelaide. (more...)

BWW Review: FLOOD Teaches a Valuable Lesson at Old 505 Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Nov 12, 2016

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PHOTO: GLEE Cast Reunites to Show Love for HEDWIG's Darren Criss!
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Last night, the cast of FOX's musical dramedy GLEE came out in full force to show their support for fellow Gleek Darren Criss, currently starring in the title role of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - UNIVERSES' PARTY PEOPLE Takes Politics to a New Level at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

PARTY PEOPLE, by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, William Ruiz a.k.a. Ninja), and developed and directed by Liesl Tommy, began performances on November 1 at The Public Theater and runs through Sunday, December 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Centers on a Family Reunion You Don't Want to Miss!
by Shari Barrett - Nov 10, 2016

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE by Christopher Durang won the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for the Broadway production of this show. Having never seen the comedy before, I was thrilled to find out a production was taking place at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica and rushed to arrange my tickets. And now I can understand why the show got so many rave reviews in the past and am happy to add mine to them. (more...)

Hannah James & Tanya Reynolds Join Cast of Starz's OUTLANDER Book 3
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The casting of new key characters continues as Book 3 of OUTLANDER films in Scotland. Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced today that Hannah James and Tanya Reynolds will play the Dunsany sisters 'Geneva' and 'Isobel,' respectively. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Tammy Grimes
by Walter McBride - Nov 1, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported,  two-time Tony Award winner Tammy Grimes passed away on Sunday in Englewood, N.J. She was 82-years-old. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Lynn University to Stage Readings of Three New Plays by Jan McArt in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, will present three of Jan McArt's New Play Readings in 2017. Under the leadership and guidance of McArt, this program develops new plays by highly acclaimed playwrights through staged readings. (more...)

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