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710 Main St.
Buffalo, NY,

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Based on the life and works of Johnny Cash.

BWW Review: WNO's Next Chapter in THE RING: SIEGFRIED
by Roger Catlin - May 9, 2016

In the third installment of the Washington National Opera's mammoth staging of Richard Wagner's The Ring of the Nibelung at the Kennedy Center, a new Brunnhilde awakens, Fafner's dragon turns out to be more of a monster truck, and the titular star of the work, Siegfried, turns out to be much more of a jerk than you'd ever want him to be. (more...)

Northwestern's American Music Theatre Project to Host WELL WORN WORDS Reading, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University will present a reading of 'Well Worn Words' by the Discount Ghost Stories Collective, June 2nd at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts in Evanston, Illinois. (more...)

Kasser Family Ups Arizona Theatre Company Challenge Grant to $700,000
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

With more than $525,000 already contributed by Arizona Theatre Company donors, ATC supporters Mike and Beth Kasser have increased their challenge grant to $700,000 to help kick off ATC's 50th anniversary season. (more...)

TexARTS Sets 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, those fabulous girl groups of the 50's and 60's and an Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama will light up the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre during the 2016 - 2017 Professional Series.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
by Jerri Shafer - May 31, 2016

'Daddy Sang Bass.' 'A Boy Named Sue.' 'I've Been Everywhere.' 'Folsom Prison Blues.' The music of Johnny Cash performed by five actor/musicians explains why we do what we do. (more...)

RING OF FIRE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE & More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season.  The 5-show subscription season, planned by Martin, includes four Regional Premieres. Highlights of the season include a Stephen Sondheim classic, a musical tribute to American music legend Johnny Cash, two plays by leading female playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Karen Zacarias, plus a holiday extra.  (more...)

710 Main Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

  The 710 Main Theatre presents the 2016 - 17 Frey Electric Construction Co. Season with a diverse mix of programming including collaborations with two  local theatre companies as well as a brand new partnership with the Shaw Festival to present a production at the 710 Main Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Review: Rocking Out to the Life of Johnny Cash with RING OF FIRE at CCTC
by Kristen Morale - May 25, 2016

The Cape Cod Theatre Company, home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, has decided to step away traditional staged storytelling and try something different with its newest "jukebox" production of Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Created by Richard Maltby, Jr and hereby directed and choreographed by Pamela C. Wills, with Nina K. Schuessler serving as Producing Artistic Director, Ring of Fire is a story within and through a performance, and this production has the unique ability to depict the lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter, complete with interchangeable characters and interspersed moments of chronological storytelling, in a way I could image they would have approved of themselves: simple, straightforward and even stark (how fitting that word is) in its presentation but so oddly appropriate for the unadorned but deeply affecting way Cash's music hits you. Those on stage are not "acting" to portray these music legends, but instead almost seem to hand themselves over to the audience's belief that this is not a presentation or something that is purely meant to entertain; they are there to tell a story, and with a wonderfully eclectic mix of songs played in the background, there is something so beautiful in the rawness of this entire production. (more...)

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at Metropolis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE concert series announces a new season line up for Chicagoland's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (more...)

BOYS WITH GUITARS 3 Comes to Oil Can Harry's in Studio City
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Gabriel Green (Mr. LA Leather Bear 2014) has announced BOYS WITH GUITARS 3 featuring singer/songwriters SEAN WOLF GALUSZKA, COLIN DEANE, SEAN FITZPATRICK, and jACE at Oil Can Harry's in Studio City for one show only on Wednesday, May 25 at 8pm. BOYS WITH GUITARS 3 will also welcome special guest DON MIKE. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company to Host ROCK OF AGES Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Rock of Ages, the hit show that rocked Broadway, will soon rock the Bangor Opera House, and Penobscot Theatre Company is eager to get the community in on the act. The nonprofit has planned a Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser for opening night, June 11, and two winners will walk away with walk-on roles at selected performances later in the run. (more...)

Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Plain and Fancy which opens May 25 and runs through October 15.  With over 3,600 performances before audiences totaling 355,000, it has become one of the longest running musicals of all time.  (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Musical Comedy COWGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Jo has twenty-four hours to save Hiram Hall, her father's once famous country western saloon. She thinks she has booked a country music trio that is sure to save the day, but there's been a little misunderstanding: can the classical Coghill Trio turn themselves into the country Cowgirl Trio in time to put on a rip-roaring show that will save Hiram Hall from foreclosure? (more...)


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BWW TV: Lori Eure of CABARET National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Mar 31, 2016

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Legacy to Release Deluxe 3CD/1DVD Box Set 'The Highwaymen Live - American Outlaws'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Legacy is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Highwaymen Live - American Outlaws, a deluxe new 3CD/1DVD (or 3CD/1 Blu-ray) box set of concert performancesincluding a previously unreleased complete concert on CD and DVD (or Blu-ray)from country music's legendary first 'supergroup,' on Friday, May 20. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Rachel Potter & More Set for Luther Burbank Center for the Arts' 2016-17 Symphony Pops Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the lineup for their 2016-2017 Symphony Pops Series collaboration. The new season marks the twelfth year of the Symphony Pops Series. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz, the series will be presented in the Ruth Finley Person Theater at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.  The concert offerings include hits from Maestro Berkowitz's voluminous library of popular music, a special Charlie Brown Christmas Concert, a showcase of The Great American Songbook and a tribute to the legends of country music. (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Deborah S. Craig to Host Diversionary Theatre's 'DARING DECADENCE' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The staff, board, and community of Diversionary Theatre, America's third oldest LGBT theatre, are hosting a very special Gala event, 'DARING DECADENCE: Celebrating 30 Years of Diversionary Theatre,' on Friday, April 1, 2016 at the Shiley Suite at the San Diego Central Library (330 Park Blvd). (more...)

Amazon to Premiere Original Animated Kids Series THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, 4/22
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, Thunderbirds Are Go, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, April 22 on Prime Video in the US. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Announces 50th Anniversary Season - RING OF FIRE, ACT OF GOD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season promises to be its most ambitious ever with a six-show mainstage lineup of the finest contemporary and classic American theatre.  The lineup ranges from the just-closed acclaimed Broadway hits King Charles III and An Act of God, by 13-time Emmy-winning writer and producer of The Daily Show With John Stewart; to the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire and an epic revival of the beloved musical about family, faith and tradition, Fiddler on The Roof.  (more...)

FUN HOME's Beth Malone Joins Cast of New CBS Comedy Thriller 'Braindead'
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Tony nominee Beth Malone will appear in a recurring role in the CBS summer comedy series BRAINDEAD. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 12, 2016
by - Mar 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces THE 39 STEPS Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast and creative team of THE 39 STEPS, May 19-August 14 at the CLO Cabaret.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit with a riotous blend of virtuoso performances by an incredible cast and wildly inventive stagecraft, including an on-stage plane crash! (more...)

UPDATE: Arizona Theatre Company's Season Can Be Saved By Matching $1 Million Pledge
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

The company's fundraising deadline has been extended to avoid cancellation of its 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Summer Stages: 2016 Summer Theater Offerings in Cleveland
by Roy Berko - Jun 3, 2016

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, July 8-August 14-Based on the 2000 Academy Award nominated film and the 2009 winner of 10 Tony Awards, it's the story of a young boy in a depressed mining town in England, who discovers his extraordinary gift for ballet, and gets admitted to the prestigious Royal Ballet School. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Present WILD WEDNESDAYS Featuring World's Deadliest Predators
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Smithsonian Channel goes to where the wild things are this summer as the network ramps up WILD WEDNESDAYS with an exhilarating new block of wildlife programming beginning July 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Will Cancel 50th Anniversary Season Without $2 Million By July 1st
by Michael Dale - Jun 27, 2016

The company sent a memo today to subscribers and donors today, warning of the urgent situation. (more...)

Theatre West Virginia 2016 Summer Season is Filled with Fun Under the Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Theatre West Virginia's 2016 season will feature a family famous for their macabre interests, a world famous family feud, the music of The Beatles and Johnny Cash, plus vintage old time rock n' roll. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Delights as the Opening Show of the 2016 Porthouse Season
by Roy Berko - Jun 21, 2016

What happens when a new musical opens at the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse in California and becomes the highest grossing show ever at that venue? Obviously, it is grabbed up by a Broadway producer who opens it on the Great White Way. Right? Wrong! (more...)

11th Annual Henry Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 11th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 18, 2016 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in Parker, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person online with the code Henry2016), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale June 20 through the PACE Center website, parkerarts.org, or by calling the box office at 303-805-6800.  (more...)

Innocent! Skyhorse to Publish Bobby Kennedy Jr.'s FRAMED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

NEW YORK, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Did Michael Skakel brutally murder Martha Moxley more than forty years ago? He served eleven-and-a-half years for the crime, was released, and if he loses the current appeal, he will go back to jail. But his cousin, Bobby Kennedy Jr., in a riveting new book to be published on July 12Framed: Why Michael Skakel Spent over a Decade in Prison for a Murder He Didn't Commitprovides compelling new evidence that he could not have committed the crime. (more...)

AIR Worldwide Significantly Expands Its Model Coverage for Southeast Asia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

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Single Tickets to Arizona Theatre Company's 50th Anniversary Season on Sale in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Single tickets for Arizona Theatre Company's upcoming 50th anniversary season of six of the finest contemporary and classic American theatre productions at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, go on sale beginning Monday, July 25. (more...)

TexARTS Sets Cast of MY WAY, A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

?TexARTS opens its 2016-17 Professional Series with a tribute to Frank Sinatra. Starring Leslie Hollingsworth (TexARTS' I'll Be Seeing You), Matt Harris Andersen, Michael Marchese (TexARTS' A Cool Yule) and Megan Richards Wright (Zach Theatre A Christmas Carol), My Way runs July 15 - 24 at the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse's SISTER ACT Opens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the June 21 opening of the Playhouse's 2016 summer theater season with the five-time Tony-nominated musical Sister Act, the sparkling smash hit musical comedy that the New York Post called 'ridiculously fun.' (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

BWW Review: Circus Flora's PASTIME is a Real HIT!
by Chris Gibson - Jun 14, 2016

It's that time of year again! Yes, right before it's officially Summer, our own town's one-ring circus pops up the big top behind Powell Symphony Hall. Circus Flora is a local tradition, and this years' presentation, PASTIME, also touches on another St. Louis tradition; baseball. It's a delightful mix of humor and athleticism that presents us with a slate full of premium acts, all in an intimate environment, and freed from all the 'scary clown' nonsense you've seen in movies any number of times. No, Circus Flora is guaranteed fun for everyone! (more...)

BBW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Robb Nesbitt
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 13, 2016

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Thank You For Coming Out to Team Up with FUN HOME for Improv Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In anticipation of Pride Week, Thank You For Coming Out (TYFCO) is teaming up with Fun Home to hold an improv workshop benefiting the organizations I'm From Driftwood and How We G.L.O.W. Each of the four groups amplify the LGBTQ voice in a different way and aim to promote an understanding among communities. This workshop will encourage empathy, inclusivity and acceptance within the LGBTQ community by using and teaching the ideals of improv - listening, trust, respect, affirmation and connection with each other through the principle of Yes, And. TYFCO and Fun Home's main goal is that both I'm From Driftwood and How We G.L.O.W. can take what they learned back to their organizations and continue to inspire others. (more...)

Shea's 710 Theatre Sets Fifth Show of 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Boasting an official new name "Shea's 710 Theatre" has announced the fifth show in its 2016 - 17 Frey Electric Construction Co. Season: The Other Mozart, the true and untold story of Nannerl Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - a prodigy, keyboard virtuoso and composer who performed throughout Europe with her brother to equal acclaim but her work and her story faded away lost to history. (more...)

BWW Review: RING OF FIRE - THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH indulges fans, demonstrates essence of Cash
by Hannah Herner - Jun 10, 2016

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Theatre Under The Stars Names New Dean of Humphreys School of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces the appointment of acclaimed musical theatre educator, performer, music director and Broadway producer Dave Clemmons as Dean of the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT). (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan. (more...)

Prince Edward Island's Own Aaron Hastelow to Debut as Gilbert in The Charlottetown Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

For the first time in the 52 seasons Anne of Green Gables-The Musical has run in Charlottetown, an Islander will play Anne's beau. The Charlottetown Festival has announced that Aaron Hastelow will debut as Gilbert this summer opposite P.E.I.'s Jessica Gallant as Anne. This also marks the first time two Island natives have held the storied production's romantic leads. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Scott Carter's 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, a blistering comedy battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, that examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it, comes to the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, May 5-29. I. Michael and Beth Kasser are Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season Sponsors.  (more...)

Tickets to ROCK OF AGES at Penobscot Theatre Company on Sale 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Tickets to the Maine premiere of Rock of Ages, produced by Penobscot Theatre Company, will go on sale to the general public, April 26, 2016. The hit Broadway musical will run from June 9 to July 2 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances. 'This hot show is the perfect summer kick-off,' said Bari Newport, producing artistic director. 'Let's get this party started!' (more...)

'RING OF FIRE', THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, has announced its 2016-2017 Season. Building on the success and support the theatre has attained over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

Barter Theatre to Present CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW, 4/28-5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Featuring two of Barter's favorite performers, Jason Petty & Katie Deal, "Classic Nashville Roadshow" pays homage to the legends of country music for a limited time from April 28 to May 21. (more...)

Alan Ostroff to Helm Infinity Theatre Company Productions During 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Infinity Theatre Company has officially announced Directors for its 2016 season. (more...)

O.A.R. & More Set for Robert Mondavi Winery 2016 Summer Concert Series; Tickets on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Robert Mondavi Winery has confirmed that Grammy Award-winning rock group Blues Traveler, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and American rock band O.A.R. will hit the stage this summer for its popular 2016 Summer Concert Series. (more...)

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