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MadLab Theatre Welcomes New Artistic Director Jim Azelvandre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

MadLab Theatre has announced their new artistic director will be Jim Azelvandre, effective January 1, 2016. Azelvandre, MadLab's sixth artistic director, will replace current Artistic Director Andy Batt who has decided to move on to other artistic endeavors. (more...)

Riddles In The Dark Presents MAGICK & ALCHEMY at Saint Martins Place on 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

International circus performance troupe from the UK Riddles In The Dark host their new show in Melbourne Magick & Alchemy a mysterious performance and celebration of life, a place to discover hidden truths and share secrets... witchcraft, sorcery, magic and mind control. The planets are shifting to creating a supernatural reality transforming effect of biblical proportions. (more...)

2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

BAX | Brooklyn Arts Exchange is excited to announce the 2016 BAX Space Grant Recipients. (more...)

The Kitchen's DANCE AND PROCESS Series Continues This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Kitchen presents the next installment of the institution's longest ongoing series, Danceand Process. The program of new works features artists Karen Bernard, Benjamin Van Buren, Niall Jones, and Ander Mikalson. These performances are the culmination of a ten-week group process of sharing work and feedback. Dance and Process is facilitated by Moriah Evans, Yve Laris Cohen, and Sarah Michelson. (more...)

WHEN IT COMES TO ONLINE DATING CHANCES FOR RICH MEN, 'IT PAYS TO LIVE IN DENVER 'DUE TO THE RISE IN 'GANJAPRENEURS'?
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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The Invisible Dog to Present MINOR CHARACTER, 6/17-25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Invisible Dog will present MINOR CHARACTER, (June 17-25) by Brooklyn based theater company New Saloon. In this kaleidoscopic adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, a cast of 16 performers collage a century's worth of English translations - from the flowery 1916 version to Google Translate's profoundly nonsensical rendition - into one sprawling, intimate, quietly disastrous evening that culminates with an entirely new adaptation. (more...)

All In! Second Annual Broadway Bets Raises $247,800 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Theatre fans and Broadway's biggest behind-the-scenes players went 'all in' last night, May 16, 2016, at the second annual edition of BROADWAY BETS, Broadway's official poker tournament, raising a spectacular $247,800 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

MadLab to Host 2016 Young Writers Short Play Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

MadLab's Young Writers Short Play Festival, in its 5th year, will feature a collection of ten short plays written by 11 Columbus area high school students. (more...)

VIDEO: Jodie Foster Plays Egg Russian Roulette on TONIGHT SHOW
by - May 10, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Jodie Foster and Jimmy took turns smashing eggs on their heads without knowing which were cooked and which were raw. (more...)

PRISM Quartet, So Percussion & PARTCH to Premiere COLOR THEORY in Philly and Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

From June 1-15 in both Philadelphia (Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts) and New York (Roulette in Brooklyn), PRISM-dubbed 'one of America's finest saxophone quartets for three decades' by The New Yorker -- will partner with the PARTCH Ensemble and So Percussion, and composers Ken Ueno, Steven Mackey and Stratis Minakakis to perform, explore, and record a new body of music combining saxophones with a breathtaking range of percussion instruments in COLOR THEORY. (more...)

Tenri Cultural Institute to Present BORDER CROSSINGS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Tenri Cultural Institute  presents Border Crossings, a cultural exchange featuring works by American composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe and Ukrainian composer Volodymyr Runchak on Friday, March 11th at 8pm. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present ON CLOVER ROAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano) announce the second show of its seventh season of the Award-Winning Sandbox Series will be performed at The Rueff, upstairs at A.C.T.'s new Strand theater complex. On Clover Road, a thriller by Steven Dietz is a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Susi Damilano will direct. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - W. KAMAU BELL: SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO Coming to Showtime
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Critically-acclaimed socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell stars in his first solo stand-up special W. KAMAU BELL: SEMI-PROMINENT NEGRO premiering Friday, April 29th at 10 p.m. on SHOWTIME on-air, online, on demand and over the internet. (more...)

Schneider's YOUARENOWHERE Extends at 3LD Art & Technology Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

3-Legged Dog have announced a one-week extension of the critically acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, created and performed by Andrew Schneider. (more...)

MadLab Announces Theatre Roulette 2016 Lineup, Set for This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2016

In its seventeenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)

Lefra Produksies Opens Brand New Farce DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! at KKNK
by Louisa Brady - Mar 20, 2016

Lefra Productions is already well-known for its productions of hilarious farces, which have been entertaining audiences in South Africa since 2012. This year, Frans Swart's Afrikaans translation of Ray Cooney en John Chapman's runaway hit  DAA' GAAT DIE BRUID! will tour the country, with a run all set to take place at the KKNK in Oudtshoorn. (more...)

Stage & Screen Actor Shawn Elliott Passes Away at 79
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Shawn Elliott, a dynamic actor and singer on stage, film, and TV for nearly 60 years, passed away on March 11 at his home in New York City, surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was 79. (more...)

Pat Iezzi Releases CELIMINAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Author Pat Iezzi observes that as technology continues to evolve, individual privacy questions have become a pressing issue. 'Will technology ultimately erase your individuality?' His book introduces a mind-altering program that turns the world of attorney Danielle Madison upside-down. Follow her struggles and discover what 'Celiminal' (published by AuthorHouse) means. (more...)


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LAKE HOMO HIGH to Open This Month at Brooklyn's Annoyance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

LAKE HOMO HIGH is a teen drama comedy in which everyone has a secret...(hint: they're all gay). On the outside it's a typical high school with science fairs, basketball games, and homecoming dances, but below the surface it's filled with secrets, betrayal, and most importantly DRAMA. Every week's show is a brand new episode, in which best friends Troy and Leslie navigate the fraught hallways of their school. (more...)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dion to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 1/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Known for incorporating elements of doo-wop, rhythm and blues, pop and rock into his music, Dion DiMucci, also known as Dion, returns to The Orleans Showroom Feb. 5-6. One of the most popular American rock 'n' roll performers of the pre-British Invasion era, Dion charted more than a dozen top-40 hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s. (more...)

15th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival Kicks Off This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Since its debut in 2002, The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown from 33 local Chicago Sketch Comedy groups gathering together to perform their craft to the largest festival of its kind in the world, attracting over 1,000 artists and 10,000 patrons annually. For their 15th anniversary year, Stage 773 Creative Director and Founder of the festival Brian Posen and the SketchFest Artistic Team have cultivated an exclusive line-up of headliners to represent Stage 773's history of excellence in festival programming. The event will run January 7 through 17th, 2016. The entire schedule for the 15th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival may be viewed at www.ChicagoSketchfest.com.  Tickets go on sale December 1. (more...)

Soaking WET Dance Series Returning to West End Theater, 2/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Soaking WET dance series, curated by David Parker and Jeff Kazin, returns to the West End Theater with two performances daily, February 4-7, showing all world premieres by choreographers Garnet Henderson and Kai Kleinbard (early shows), and the Barkin/Selissen Project (later performances).   The charming and friendly West End Theater is located on the 2nd floor of the Church at 263 West 86th Street (corner of 86th & West End). (more...)

UCB Comedians to Perform Favorite Showtunes, 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

On Saturday, January 30th at 11:30 PM, six well-known improvisers and sketch performers from the UCB comedy community will perform show tunes with live piano accompaniment for this classy and hilarious $5 cabaret show. (more...)

Raja Feather Kelly and Brooklyn Dance Club to Premiere LYRICAL DANCES FOR A LOST GENERATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

RAJA FEATHER KELLY AND BROOKLYN DANCE CLUB present the World Premiere of LYRICAL DANCES FOR A LOST GENERATION at Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, 29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY, from February 5-6, 2016. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 17
by Audition Roundup - Jan 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 17, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr. and The Next Dimension to Star in 'UP, UP & AWAY!' at The Orleans Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Musical superstars Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. will debut their new musical fable UP, UP & AWAY! A MUSICAL FABLE at The Orleans Showroom Feb. 13-14.  (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jan 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 10, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

THE OVER SHARE CABARET Plays Monthly at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Sex and Showtunes ... who could ask for anything more! Tinder Roulette's Mel DeLancey hosts her talented friends in a monthly cabaret series. (more...)

Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Bring Swamp Rock Sounds to The Orleans Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Creedence Clearwater Revisited will bring hits like "Green River," "Bad Moon Rising" and more to The Orleans Showroom March 19-20. (more...)

OBIE Winner Andrew Schneider to Bring YOUARENOWHERE to 3LD Art & Technology Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

3-Legged Dog will present the return engagement of the critically acclaimed YOUARENOWHERE, created and performed by Andrew Schneider. (more...)

Aruze Gaming dominates Turtle Creek's E-Gaming Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

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Miller Theatre to Present Composer Portrait of Romanian Spectralist Iancu Dumitrescu
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues its Composer Portraits series with Bucharest's Iancu Dumitrescu, leader of the little-known movement Romanian Spectralism, which will be on rare display the entire week. (more...)

BWW Review: FIRST DATE is a Charming Look at Dating
by Frank Benge - Feb 23, 2016

FIRST DATE THE MUSICAL is a new musical with a book by Austin Winsberg and music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. It's based around the various permutations of blind dating. It made its world premiere in 2012 at Seattle's ACT Theatre in a 5th Avenue Theatre co-production and made its Broadway debut in 2013. FIRST DATE THE MUSICAL has a noticeable sitcom quality. It also has genuine wit, charm and a musical panache that is a breath of fresh air compared to the overblown musicals being created these days. Set mostly in a Manhattan restaurant, it shows the audience the extremely awkward first date of Aaron (Scott Garrett Graham) and Casey (Marett Hanes), a serial dater who's clearly more experienced with romance Russian Roulette. This blind date is Aaron's reentry into the world of romance after being ditched at the altar by his fiancee, Allison (Kate Sullivan Gibbons), and his nervousness is clearly evident. The couple's inner thoughts are revealed in the evening's musical numbers. (more...)

Make Music New York Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Make Music New York is pleased to announce Jenny Undercofler as the organization's new Executive Director, effective immediately. Jenny served as Founder and Director of Face the Music, the acclaimed new-music youth ensemble, since 2005; she was also Music Director of New York's Special Music School (PS 859), a public school for musically gifted children, from 2004 until the present. (more...)

Walt Cody Pens MANHATTAN ROULETTE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The publisher's puzzlement is not without cause. Here's what the big guys said about the book: (more...)

VIDEO: Magic Johnson & Peyton Manning Play Egg Russian Roulette on TONIGHT
by - Feb 11, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Magic Johnson and Peyton Manning took turns smashing eggs on their heads without knowing which were cooked and which were raw. (more...)

Theatre, Dance & More on Tap for JACK's Winter/Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Clinton Hill cultural hub and OBIE award-winner JACK launches its winter/spring 2016 season with an a cappella opera set in Zimbabwe by composer Tanyaradzwa Tawengwa, a weekend of curated works by Modesto "Flako" Jimenez, the premiere of the dirty and bracing play Tom & Eliza, by Celine Song, the English-language premiere of Argentinian playwright Rafael Spregelburd's SPAM, The Geneva Project by Jennifer Harrison Newman, Antonio Ramos' Thirsty Mind, love and starvation sitting in a lonely tree and an exploration in minimalist/pop art performance by the No Face Performance Group.  JACK also engineers the return of Walter Dundervill's ARENA (which had two sold-out runs at JACK in 2014 and 2015).  (more...)

VIDEO: JOY's Jennifer Lawrence Plays 'Balloon Roulette' on LIVE
by - Dec 24, 2015

Jennifer Lawrence stopped by this week's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to talk about her new film 'JOY' and the end of THE HUNGER GAMES franchise. (more...)

Young Writers Play Fest, THE STAR and More Coming Up at MadLab in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

MadLab has announced their 2016-17 Theatre Season. Beginning their 3rd decade of delivering new exciting works to Columbus, MadLab is coming back in 2016 with another jam packed year including their 17th Theatre Roulette, their 5th Young Writer's Short Play Festival, the latest version of Date Night by their resident improv troupe FFN, and 4 new full length shows. Details below! (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Stage Dostoevsky's GAMBLER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE), now in its 12th season, announces that Olivier-nominated playwright Glyn Maxwell's The Gambler will begin performances on January 21, 2016 at The Wild Project at 195 East 3rd Street in NYC's East Village.  It will be playing in repertory with Strindberg's Creditors through February 14.  (more...)

Zacks Group Launches Online Equity Funding Platform
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

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Mivos Quartet to Play Steve Reich in BANG ON A CAN: UNORTHODOX at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

?On Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum will present Bang on a Can: Unorthodox, a concert featuring the acclaimed Mivos Quartet that will celebrate composers who defy conventional forms and genres. (more...)

'Funny Man' Mike Epps to Kick Off 2016 at The Orleans Showroom, 1/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Comedian, actor, producer and rapper Mike Epps will celebrate the New Year by bringing his comedy act to The Orleans Showroom Jan. 1-2. (more...)

Luigi Creatore, Elvis Hitmaker, Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Luigi Creatore, who with his cousin Hugo Peretti wrote and produced iconic hits for such stars as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Perry Como, Sarah Vaughan, Della Reese, Jimmie Rodgers, Patti Page and many others, including the Tokens' “Lion Sleeps Tonight,” Presley's “Can't Help Falling in Love” and “Wild in the Country,” and Cook's “Another Saturday Night” and “Twistin' the Night Away,” died of pneumonia at a Boca Raton hospice on Sunday, Dec. 13. He was 93. (more...)

New Restoration of Godard's BAND OF OUTSIDERS to Screen at Film Forum
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Jean-Luc Godard's BAND OF OUTSIDERS (1964), starring Anna Karina, Sami Frey, and Claude Brasseur,will be shown in a new restoration at Film Forum from Friday, May 6 through Thursday, May 12. Star Anna Karina will appear in person for an onstage interview and audience Q&A following the 7:30 show on Friday, May 6. (more...)

Experiments in Opera to Premiere VIDEO OPERAS at Anthology Film Archives This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Building on the pioneering work of composer Robert Ashley, who believed that the America of his time was a culture of TV, the fun and fearless composer collective Experiments in Opera presents VIDEO OPERAS, a collection of five premieres created specifically for the video screen (no live performers or musicians). (more...)

BWW Review: LES FETES VENITIENNES
by Wesley Doucette - Apr 22, 2016

A review of Robert Carsen's direction of 'Les Fetes Venitiennes,' as performed by Les Arts Florissants and L'Opera Comique at BAM. (more...)

VIDEO: Shotgun Players' HAMLET Roulette Has Actors Trading Roles Every Night
by Michael Dale - Apr 22, 2016

Each member of the seven member ensemble memorizes every role and finds out five minutes before showtime how the performance is cast. (more...)

Zachary Levi, Laura Osnes, Cynthia Nixon & More Set for Roundabout's Second Annual Casino Night Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

On Monday, May 9, Roundabout Theatre Company will host their second annual Casino Night, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd St). All proceeds benefit Roundabout Theatre Company's many programs, including the Education programs and the Musical Theatre Fund. (more...)

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