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BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Sep 30, 2016

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Wouldn't it be Loverly' If All Theatre Was As Enchanting at GLT's MY FAIR LADY?
by Roy Berko - Sep 27, 2016

MY FAIR LADY, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's award winning and universally praised musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, PYGMALION, centers on Eliza Doolittle, an uneducated Cockney flower girl who, in an attempt to 'become a proper lady,' takes lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a self-centered egotist. (more...)

'Subway Series', Stravinsky & Harrison Festivals and More Set for Trinity's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

This season, Trinity Church Wall Street's music program continues to minister to New Yorkers through an unparalleled array of free, ambitious musical offerings. (more...)

70s Disco and Northern Soul to Bring Classic Sounds to Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Warrington will boogie the night away this October as two fantastic music events come to Parr Hall. (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????To celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company - the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories Live On Stage - today announce the West End debut of David Walliams' bestselling book - Gangsta Granny. The smash-hit production which was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, opens at the Garrick theatre on 1 August 2017, with previews from 26 July, and runs until 3 September, direct from an extensive UK tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: Switt, Gardner, McDaniel & more at Sally Mayes & Jeff Harnar in DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

 Tony nominee SALLY MAYES ('She Loves Me') and award-winning JEFF HARNAR (Broadway World Cabaret Award) continue their run of DOUBLE TAKE at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.  At Wednesday night's performance the audience included LORETTA SWITT ('Mash'), RITA GARDNER ('The Fantasticks'), JOHN McDANIEL ('The Rosie O'Donnel Show'), MICHAEL ALDEN ('Pippin'), Rex REED ('Myra Breckinridge'),and more.  The September performances conclude on Wednesday September 28 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre followed by a special Cabaret Convention week matinee on Thursday October 20th at 2pm.  Music Director Alex Rybeck ('Grand Hotel') leads the trio featuring Bob Renino (bass) and Dan Gross (drums).  'A  swell evening of prime, solidly-anchored entertainment.  SALLY MAYES and JEFF HARNAR have created a show full of charm, schtick and creativity, not to mention a fresh song list and well-honed singing chops.  Their distinctive, individual voices work quite well as one.  In addition the show has been cannily crafted to make the most of what each can bring to the act.'  Marilyn Lester THEATRE PIZZAZZ (more...)

BWW Interview: SENSE & SENSIBILITY's Alejandra Escalante
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 23, 2016

Playing Dashwood sister Marianne, Alejandra Escalante gives a delightful, no nonsense interview in 6 Questions & a Plug -- just as you'd expect from SENSE & SENSIBILITY. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Kicks Off Castle Craig Players' 24th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Life can be complicated if your first wife doesn't like your second wife. Life can be VERY complicated if your first wife is dead and doesn't like your second wife. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fuller, Feldshuh, Gillette, Budd and More at DOUBLE TAKE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

SALLY MAYES  (Tony Nominee 'She Loves Me,' 'Closer Than Ever,' 'Urban Cowboy' and JEFF HARNAR finished their September run at The Laurie Beechman Theatre with an audience that included TOVAH FELDSHUH (Tony Nominee 'Golda's Balcony'), PENNY FULLER (Tony Nominee 'Applause'), Anita Gillette (Tony Nominee 'Chapter Two'), KAREN AKERS (Tony Nominee 'Grand Hotel' and 'Nine'), BILL HUTTON (the original Joseph 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat'), Mark Waldrop (Director 'When Pigs Fly'), songwriter Tom Toce and award-winning singer JULIE BUDD. (more...)

The Workshop Theater to Honor Sheldon Harnick at 3rd Annual 'unGala'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Workshop Theater Company will honor Sheldon Harnick with the Jewel Box Award at their 3rd annual unGala on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at The Lindeman 508 W. 42nd Street. (more...)

The World's Largest Display of LEGO' Art
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016


Western Edge Youth Arts Presents CALIBAN, 24-26 November 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Global climate politics - where do the spirits go when the water rises? Western Edge Youth Arts presents the premiere of CALIBAN, a play developed and created by the Edge Ensemble. CALIBAN plays  at the Coopers Malthouse from 24 - 26 November 2016. (more...)

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Star in World Premiere of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

UW/Madison's Union Theatre and Shannon Hall presents the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in 'The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare,' an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades, at 7:00 PM on October 21 at UW/Madison's Union Theatre / Shannon Hall. The 2-character performance piece, conceived and written by Kim and Occhiogrosso for this occasion, combines performance of signature Shakespearean dramatic scenes with performance pieces which celebrate Shakespeare's contribution to world literature. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre Presents the World Premiere of IT'S TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

IT'S TIME originates from Paul Linke's true story Time Flies When You're Alive,an HBO Showcase (Ace Award nominee). This remarkable journey, directed by Edward Edwards, celebrates the paths we choose in life and the resilience of a young family, once broken, living in Los Angeles. Award winning writer/performer Paul Linke's new chapter gives audiences a look at how a once lost young man found his way to a success future, by taking a chance and grabbing at the opportunities and strength that he saw around him. (more...)

Mark Nadler to Perform Award-Winning TSCHAIKOWSKY (AND OTHER RUSSIANS) at Union Temple of Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Union Temple of Brooklyn (17 Eastern Parkway) and Cabaret Life Productions Producer Stephen Hanks have announced that Union Temple will be presenting the third show of its 'Cabaret Concert Series' (which serve as fundraising events to help finance some of Temple's many programs and projects). On Saturday, November 5, international Cabaret Superstar Mark Nadler will present his Award-Winning and critically acclaimed show Tschaikowsky (And Other Russians), which won a 2003 Bistro Award for 'Raising Standards of Cabaret Performance,' and received MAC and Nightlife Award Nominations for 'Outstanding Performance in a Major Engagement.' Union Temple will host Nadler's show in the Third Floor Social Hall. Tickets for the event are $30. Doors open at 6:30 pm, with the show starting at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Shutterstock To Report Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Results on November 4, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016


Award-Winning Documentary A BILLION LIVES Begins Worldwide Theatrical Release 10/26
by Movies News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

The award-winning documentary feature film A Billion Lives is kicking off its worldwide theatrical release on October 26, 2016, following the Los Angeles premiere at the Arclight Cinerama Dome Theater in Hollywood, California. (more...)

BWW interview: Theatre Life with Paige Hathaway
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 3, 2016

Welcome to Theatre Life, Broadway World DC's new interview column that will feature many of the artists that make up the country's second largest theatre community. (more...)

Scoop: TOY STORY OF TERROR on ABC - Wednesday, October 19, 2016
by - Oct 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on TOY STORY OF TERROR, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 19, 2016! (more...)

Circlesnake Productions at The Attic Arts Hub Presents the World Premiere of THE QUEEN'S CONJUROR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Circlesnake Productions explores the life of John Dee, the 16th century adviser to Queen Elizabeth, and a scientist and magician when the two professions were indistinguishable. The Queen's Conjuror runs from November 4 to November 20 at The Attic Arts Hub, 1402 Queen St E. (more...)

Freeform Announces 'Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas' Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Put down the dish towel, stop the cooking and cleaning and come get filled up on Freeform's annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” programming celebration, starting Thanksgiving Day (more...)

Ineke Vandoorn & Marc van Vugt Set for Canadian Concert Tour; FROM THE INSIDE OUT Book Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Dutch Grammy winners singer/pianist Ineke Vandoorn and guitarist/composer Marc van Vugt explore both improvisation and lyrical songs, creating their own world with their funky arrangements and modern music full of rich harmonies and haunting melodies. (more...)

The Arc Theatre to Stage STEEL MAGNOLIAS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Arc Theatre will present Robert Harling's popular American classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS, directed by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, playing January 19 - February 21, 2017 at the Red Curtain Theater at First Congregational Church, 1445 Hinman Ave. in Evanston. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Brooklyn-based techno label Afterwave Records, founded this year by Brooklyn artists Krames and William B, has just unveiled the Technoscope Compilation, the label's first-ever release. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2016

KT Sullivan made an astute call and turned over the creation of the third night of the Cabaret Convention to host Rex Reed.  If there is anyone in the world who symbolizes music sophistication with a flawless comprehension of what good cabaret performance is about it is the elegant Mr. Reed. The Convention's final evening is yet to be heard (tonight), but last evening must have been one of the finest chapters in the long history of Donald Smith and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's twenty seven year old creation. The musicians, singers, and material, which honored the legendary cabaret performer Sylvia Syms truly represented the highest quality of cabaret performance. Rex also made an important artistic decision….he included himself as one of the vocalists.  Rex Reed was a participating member of the golden age of New York life and his unique ability to verbally convey it's history honored Sylvia Syms, who as Rex pointed out at the start of the evening…..died the way she wanted, singing in a  nightclub (Oak Room Algonquin)  to a standing ovation.  She collapsed into the arms of audience member Cy Coleman.   (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Buckland Theatre's LUV
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Today, Buckland Theatre Company has announced casting for LUV, the company's second production at PARK90 at Park Theatre. Directed by Gary Condes, Nick Barber will play Milt, Elsie Bennett will play Ellen and Charles Dorfman will play Harry. Written by Murray Schisgal (best known for co-writing the screenplay for Tootsie), LUV premiered on Broadway in 1964 directed by Mike Nichols and was Tony nominated for Best Play and Best Author. LUV will play at PARK90 from 8 Decemberuntil 7 January with an official press night on 13 December. (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci Host Day Two Of The 27th New York Cabaret Convention
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 20, 2016

The second night of the 27th New York Cabaret Convention at Rose Hall was hosted by long time cabaret artist favorites, Jeff Harnar & Andrea Marcovicci. The evening including performances by: Sally Mayes, Aaron Morishito, Julie Reyburn, Maureen Taylor, Raissa Katona Bennett, Will Nunziata, Anthony Nunziata, Jennifer Sheehan, Kevin Dozier, Sarah Rice, Donna McKechnie, Jon Weber, Marissa Mulder, Eric Michael Gillett, Celia Berk, Josephine Sanges, Steve Ross, Karen Akers, Sidney Meyer, Iris Williams, and Marta Sanders. Tonights evening will be hosted by Rex Reed and the Conventions closing night honoring Charles Strouse will be hosted by Klea Blackhurst (more...)

BWW Review: Consummate Entertainer Sidney Myer Delights in His Return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Alix Cohen - Oct 20, 2016

Twelve years after his last full show and a full 36 since he performed at the venerable Laurie Beechman Theatre, entertainer (and Don't Tell Mama booker) Sidney Myer commanded the stage as if he'd been there yesterday. I attended the second of three sold-out presentations marked as fundraisers for The Mabel Mercer Foundation, likely the only organization for which Sidney would take on such a project. The concerts are a 'thank you' to the art's standard bearer and its creator Donald Smith, who gave Sidney wide exposure and exceptional latitude at every Cabaret Convention from the third on, a tradition maintained today. (more...)

Giveback Sports Uses Ticket Profits to Send Less Fortunate Youth to Live Sporting Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Socially-conscious Giveback Sports wants your ticket purchases to mean more. On every sports ticket or travel package you buy from them, a portion of the sale gives kids a chance to experience events and games like you do. In just a few short months, ticket purchases have already fueled giveback events for youth through the University of Texas, the Cincinnati Reds and FC Cincinnati. Over the next six months several more events are scheduled. (more...)

National Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Theatre Group (NTG) announced today that Angela Rowles will join the company as the theater's new managing director beginning October 31, 2016. (more...)

Odell Beckham Jr. & More Featured On Next NFL TURNING POINT on NBC Sports
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

This week's all-new edition of NFL TURNING POINT, debuting today at 1:30 a.m. ET / Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. PT on NBCSN, breaks down the New York Giants' comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens and analyzes WR Odell Beckham Jr.'s game-winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of Sunday's matchup. (more...)

Photo Flash: ME AMARAS POR SIEMPRE JAMAS en el teatro El Metodo Kairos
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Leonora y Marcos viven hace cinco años juntos. Ellos se atraen y se repelen, se buscan y se rechazan, se aman y se odian. Necesitan hacerse sufrir para amarse con mas pasion. Lo que los une es algo mas poderoso que ellos mismos, algo penoso y terrible que les duele reconocer y confesarse. 'Me amaras por siempre jamas' es un torturante estudio del amor, que resume el drama de la pareja. (more...)

Eliza Power's FEATHERS to Play Hen & Chickens
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Michelle Neil and Sibling Productions present Feathers, written by Eliza Power and directed by Milla Jackson, running Tue 8 - Sun 27 Nov 2016 at Hen & Chickens. (more...)

Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders KEYSTONE COMPANIONS Special to Air on Sirius/XM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Fantasy Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, is pleased to announce the vinyl edition of the acclaimed MERL SAUNDERS/JERRY GARCIA Keystone Companions: The Complete 1973 Fantasy Recordings, out October 28th (more...)

Lazydays & University of Florida Gators Host RV Tailgating Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016


VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 2 of THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, Premiering on Amazon 11/4
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On Friday, November 4, the second season of Amazon Original Kids Series THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO is set to premiere on Prime Video in the US. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Broadway Star Will Swenson, BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER Among Recently Announced Berkshire Theatre Award Winners - Check Out the Full List Here!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The winners of the First Annual Berkshire Theatre Awards have been announced. Seventeen arts journalists voted on 120 nominees in 25 categories chosen from artists in the 75 live theatre productions mounted in Berkshire County and adjacent areas between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. (more...)

Composers Dwyer, Paige, Sotomayor, Carner & Gregor Set for 'In The Works' Series at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Honeck-Moss Productions, in conjunction with The Duplex Development Stage will present "In The Works."  An exciting new series conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.   (more...)

Katonah Museum of Art to Honor Theatre, Opera & Film Director Julie Taymor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Award-winning director, playwright, and costume designer Julie Taymor will receive the Himmel Award (2016) in recognition of her outstanding achievements in the worlds of theatre, film, and opera. The Himmel Award and Lecture will take place on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 5 PM. The event will start with conversation between the Museum's Executive Director, Darsie Alexander and Julie Taymor. An optional VIP wine reception with the awardee will follow. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Lindsay Mendez & More Will Reprise Roles in SIGNIFICANT OTHER on Broadway; Rebecca Naomi Jones Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Broadway bound Significant Other- a new work by young playwright, Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews) and directed by Trip Cullman, has just announced its Broadway cast.  Reprising their roles on the Great White Way, following the sold out run at the Roundabout Theater Company, are Gideon Glick (currently starring in LCT's, The Harvest), Oscar and Tony nominee Barbara Barrie, John Behlmann, Sas Goldberg, Lindsay Mendez and Luke Smith. New to the company for the Broadway run is Rebecca Naomi Jones. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Perform at Grand Opening of Dino's Backstage and Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The national music treasure, award-winning Marilyn Maye, will grace the stage and delight audiences at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room on Friday, October 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. for a Hollywood style Black Tie Gala Weekend. (more...)

244 Team USA Athletes Head To Perth for World Masters Track, Oct. 26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

PERTH, Australia and WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ 244 Team USA athletes, age 35-90+, are headed to Perth, Australia, to compete in the World Masters Athletics Championships October 26-November 6. The USA team includes 16 returning world champions and 20 national age group champions.Team USA joins the meet's over 4000 athletes and 90 countries. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016


ABC Announces 'Spooktacular' Halloween Programming Throughout October
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Halloween is 'spooktacular' as the entire roster of ABC comedies, as well as “The Chew,” “General Hospital” and more, celebrate everyone's favorite scary holiday. Other highlights include the holiday classic “It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” celebrating its 50th anniversary. (more...)

EQUUS to Gallop Into The Bakehouse Theatre This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

International sensation Equus by the late Peter Shaffer will be performed by the team from Adapt Enterprises at The Bakehouse Theatre this November. (more...)

Photo Flash: PCRT Presents MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre will present the classic musical My Fair Lady with Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)

Sharon Sharth's Award-Winning Comedy WAITING FOR GRACE Offers Controversial Look at Love and Marriage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

What if true love never happens? Or worse… what if it does? Theatre Planners presents the world premiere of an award-winning comedy by Sharon Sharth. Waiting for Grace opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on November 12, directed by Lee Costello. (more...)

'Intergalactic Nemesis' Sequel ROBOT PLANET RISING Headed to Dallas Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for ROBOT PLANET RISING: An Intergalactic Nemesis Live-Action Graphic Novel, sequel to last season's The Intergalactic Nemesis, Target Earth, will go on sale Thursday, October 13 at 10 a.m. ROBOT PLANET RISING brings this new form of theatre to Dallas March 23 through March 25, 2017 (4 shows) at the Wyly Theatre in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

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