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Irish Rep Extends Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, Starring Obi Abili
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre announced today an extension for Eugene O'Neill's THE EMPEROR JONES, which will now run through May 21. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly (Shining City), and starring Obi Abili (Ivo van Hove's Antigone at BAM), THE EMPEROR JONES began performances on March 1, 2017 at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage, and officially opened on March 12, 2017. (more...)

Virginia Austin Promotes 'Hometown of Jesus Christ' Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Comedy, jealousy and intrigue take center stage as a small town prepares for an ACLU lawsuit over a sign that reads FAITH, Hometown of Jesus Christ. A lightning-fast read, the turn of the last page will have you wishing your stay in Faith could have lasted just a few more days, or at least that you had picked up a Jesus-in-the-Box or a poster of the town's super-hot mechanic Johnny Cain. The town of Faith has found religion, and no one is happier than Father O'Brien, who was down to one parishioner. Now the confessional lines are blocks long, and the oatmeal cookie crosses are selling like hotcakes. At the 4th of July parade the mayor's 12-year-old son survived the mock crucifixion with only a broken arm and mild head trauma. Everyone give it up for Faith, Hometown of Jesus Christ. Someone's plotting the town's first murder and the mill has just been robbed of an ungodly sum. There's a cross burning on a motel lawn and everyone is sleeping around. Yes, the town of Faith has got problems, but no one is more confused than Bobby Ray whose ex-girlfriend has just returned. Everyone, let us pray. Faith - Hometown of Jesus Christ is available for purchase in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: Faith - Hometown of Jesus Christ A Sinful Comedy & Drama By Virginia Austin Publisher: Melting Salvation Press Published: January 2016 ISBN: 978-0979408595 ASIN: B017COAYES Pages: 200 Genre: Drama, Comedy About the Author: Virginia Austin was born and raised in Chicago. When not writing, the author is an engineer for the nuclear plants in the Midwest. The author broke onto the scene in 1997 with the book, 'Fated.' After publication of 'American Jesus' by Cross Cultural Publications in 2001, Austin went on to write 'Her Seventh Death,' in which the screenplay was selected as a finalist in a Chicago independent film festival. She has also been published in Darker Times out of the U.K. Virginia Austin's two latest books are 'Faith - Hometown of Jesus Christ' and 'The Assassin and the Disciple. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Virginia Austin Website: http://www.virginiaaustin.net Promo Link: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/dramacomedy-faith-hometown-of-jesus-christ/ (more...)

David Meier Shares 'Heart Beats'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

'Heart Beats': a compilation of poems and essays drawn from the life of the author on his journey from the darkness of alcohol abuse, divorce and sin to the light and Salvation of acceptance into the Church. 'Heart Beats' is the creation of published author David Meier, a husband, father and former United States Marine. (more...)

MobileCause Hires Chief Marketing Officer, Kristal Bogle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

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MobileCause Expands its Executive Management Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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Comedy trio Unitard Announces Residency at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Comedy trio Unitard (Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku) have announced their residency at Joe's Pub at The Public, kicking off with the premiere date May 3. The acclaimed comedy trio Unitard is made up of the combined talents of Mike Albo (former New York Times columnist and author of The Underminer as well as established solo performer), Nora Burns (of the comedy group The Nellie Olesons), and David Ilku (member of the Dueling Bankheads) (more...)

People's Light Launches Crowdfunding Campaign around New Play About Commercial Sexual Exploitation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In March 2017, People's Light launches a month-long crowdfunding campaign around the world premiere production of Project Dawn, a vital new play inspired by Project Dawn Court in Philadelphia, a real-life innovative court program designed to transform the lives of women trapped within the commercial sex industry. The $7,500 campaign goal will underwrite theatre tickets for targeted communities who could benefit from seeing the play, but who would not otherwise attend, including: social workers, teachers, first responders, parole officers, law enforcement, and students training in these fields. Partial and complete ticket subsidies for these key groups will expand the production's reach, as well as foster empathy and understanding among those who serve our most vulnerable populations. (more...)

Bishop Jeffery E. Battle, Sr. Shares 'Church N' Compromise'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

'Church N' Compromise': a wakeup call to all complacent Christians who have failed to listen to the word of God. 'Church N' Compromise' is the creation of published author, Bishop Jeffery E. Battle, Sr. (more...)

Jimmy Wayne Comes to Catawba Valley Community College
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Catawba Valley Community College's Interdisciplinary Read Committee will host two performances March 28 by Jimmy Wayne, author of Walk to Beautiful: The Power of Love and a Homeless Kid Who Found the Way. He will appear in the Tarlton Complex at 11 a.m. and again at 6 p.m.  The Public is Invited to Attend This Free Community Event. (more...)

Why Not Theatre to Celebrate Emerging and Indie Artists with RISER Project 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Why Not Theatre presents RISER Project 2017, a collaborative producing model for local emerging and indie artists, April 17-May 13 at The Theatre Centre. RISER Project 2017, featuring the world premieres of four new Canadian plays; The Draupadi Project, Pearle Harbour's Chautauqua, El Retorno/I Return and Two Birds One Stone, is being presented as part of Why Not Theatre's 10th  anniversary season. (more...)

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical EVITA at the Firehouse Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award winning musical EVITA with Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice. (more...)

Citizen Cope to Bring Intimate, Acoustic Show to Mayo Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Citizen Cope comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8 pm for a unique acoustic performance - an even more intimate side of one of today's most genuine songwriters. (more...)

BWW Review: Scena Theatre's THE NIGHT ALIVE is Supernaturally Good
by Barbara Johnson - Mar 22, 2017

'May lost souls find Salvation' is the tagline of Scena Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's modern Irish play THE NIGHT ALIVE. Any lost souls wandering into this production will find it worth seeing for its superb Irish actors, Barry McEvoy and Brian Mallon, alone. They're also likely to find Salvation in a story that elevates the everyday to heavenly heights. (more...)

Neil Diamond World Tour Kicks Off This April; 3 CD Anniversary Collection Out 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On March 31. 2017 UME and CMG will release Neil Diamond 50-50th Anniversary Collection, a 3 CD set that marks the 50th anniversary of the iconic, Grammy Award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member's first hit “Solitary Man.” (more...)

BWW Interview: Holding a Mirror Up to the Audience: Director Stacey Koloski Discusses THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Mar 22, 2017

"Superficially the play is a courtroom drama with judge, jury, and attorneys, but really it is a universal exploration of the themes of forgiveness, self-forgiveness, and the willingness to accept others." Portland-based theatre artist Stacey Koloski is talking about her latest project, directing Stephen Adly Guirgis's play, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Mad Horse Theatre in South Portland. The drama with a cast of sixteen comprised of company regulars and guest artists opens Friday, March 24. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama presents MAJOR BARBARA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

"The greatest of evils and the worst crime is poverty," declared George Bernard Shaw in the introduction to his famous play "Major Barbara". Written in 1906, this deliciously provocative comedy is the next offering in the Syracuse University Department of Drama season. Performances in the Storch Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/Drama complex begin March 31, with the official opening night on April 1. (more...)

The Heather Brothers' HOLY CRAP to Play King's Head Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Heather Brothers, writers of the hugely popular A Slice of Saturday Night, return with a brand new musical comedy brimming with sin, Salvation and sacrilege. Bringing together the creative team from cult hits Shock Treatment and The Toxic Avenger, the premiere marks Benji Sperring's first production at the King's Head following his appointment as Associate Director and the triumph of Shock Treatment. (more...)

BWW Review: Brave, Bold, and Beautiful SPRING AWAKENING at Lyric Music Theater
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Mar 20, 2017

South Portland's Lyric Music Theater is taking a bold and daring step in presenting the 2006 musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 provocative play, Spring Awakening. The wrenching musical drama explores with a piercing honesty the lives of teenagers and their adult authority figures locked in a lethal struggle as the young men and women search for freedom of expression, sexual liberation and fulfillment, and the embrace of their true identities in a dark, corseted world of repression and convention. The issues raised by Frank Wedekind's play remain as potent and relevant today as they did in the late 19th century, and the Steven Sater book and lyrics and Duncan Sheik music remain true to the essence of the piece. Wedekind's world - the world of Freud and nascent psychology - is a bleak place where adults abuse their children psychologically and physically, where creativity is stifled, and love - as a total expression of body and soul - is forbidden. In this dark universe, the young villagers long in secret and search for a path through the pain. (more...)

Music in the House to Honour Jenny Morris!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Support Act is very proud to announce that this year it will honour beloved musician and humanitarianJenny Morris OAM at its annual fundraising event, Music in the House. Jenny will be presented with Support Act's Excellence in the Communityaward in recognition of her invaluable services, not only to the music industry but also to the wider Australian community.  This year's Music in the Houselunch will be held on Wednesday, 17 May at the Ivy Ballroom, Sydney. (more...)

Working Theater's BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK to Explore Gentrification in Brooklyn, Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Working Theater, under the direction of Artistic Producing Director MarkPlesent, has announced that it will present BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK - a new play that explores the varying and complex reactions to gentrification in the suddenly trendy Bushwick section of Brooklyn, as the second fully staged production in the company's FIVE BOROUGHS / ONE CITY project, which is deepening its relationships with communities of working people in their very own neighborhoods. (more...)

See What's On this Month at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Avant Media's Tangets Series, NY No Limits Film Series, The CURRENT SESSIONS, and Spotlight On fest included the East Village venue's April programming. (more...)

Chartwell Dutiro, Niyaz & Riyaaz Qawwali Set for A WORLD IN TRANCE at Roulette
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

A World in Trance, featuring the music of Zimbabwe, Iran, India and Pakistan in this third edition of the festival, transcends boundaries and brings the listener to a state of ecstasy and enchantment. This year's series includes the entrancing mbira music of Zimbabwe with master musician Chartwell Dutiro (Apr 28); mesmerizing 21st century global trance music with Niyaz featuring the spellbinding vocalist Azam Ali (Apr 29); and riveting interpretations of Sufi qawwali with the US-based Riyaaz Qawwali (Apr 30). (more...)

MobileCause Helps Nonprofits Transform Donors into Fundraisers with Enhanced Crowdfunding Software
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

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15 Virginia Nonprofits Awarded $150,000 from Cox Charities To Support Youth Education Initiatives in Virginia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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WHO IS THE BRIDE? is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Why does the church struggle to maintain relevance? Why are Christians in search of the blessing promised them in the Bible? Who Is the Bride, the new book by author Laura Henry Harris ($15.99, paperback, ISBN 9781498467988; $7.99, e-book, ISBN 9781498467995), is here to provide biblical and historical answers to these all-important questions. (more...)

Actors from Around the Globe to Bring Drama, Laughs and Rain to Berkeley Rep in MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full and final casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

'A Bridge to Peace' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Evelyn J. Porter's new book A Bridge to Peace ($16.99, paperback, 9781498475419; $8.99, eBook, 9781498475426) Nicole is frustrated that the peace she desperately craves is still proving to be elusive. Looking in all the wrong places, and at times partaking in risky behavior, she is willing to try almost anything to obtain the peace she desires. Her search leads her to the unlikely meeting of Jonathan Durrette, a youth pastor, who has a few demons he is battling as well. (more...)

Sketch Trio UNITARD to Kick Off Joe's Pub Residency
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Comedy trio Unitard (Mike Albo, Nora Burns and David Ilku) have announced their residency at Joe's Pub at The Public, kicking off with the premiere date May 3. (more...)

Broadway Palm Announces 25th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions (TBA), and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2017.  (more...)

THE GREAT AWAKENING is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The 'Great Awakening Movement' is one of the most iconic chapters in Christian history. This historic movement is chronicled in 'The Great Awakening,' a new book published by New York-based author Mark C. Lee. (more...)

Lena Hall to Celebrate the Power of Art at St. Ann's Warehouse Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse has announced its 2017 gala, which will feature a special concert, created for the occasion, by Tony Award-winner and GRAMMY Award-nominee Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, How to Transcend a Happy Marriage), Monday, June 5, at the "stunning" (New York Magazine) waterfront theater in Brooklyn Bridge Park. (more...)

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES Audience Engagement Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The current state of criminal justice and incarceration in Illinois will be discussed following two performances of Not About Nightingales - the play Tennessee Williams wrote in response to a real-life 1938 atrocity in which four inmates of a Philadelphia prison were literally roasted to death. (more...)

BWW Interview: Counter-Productions Theatre Company's Creative Team Previews LONELY PLANET
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 25, 2017

Counter-Productions Theatre Company closes the 2016-17 Season with a staging of Steven Dietz's LONELY PLANET. (more...)

Warner Bros' Zazi Pope Announced as Distinguished Honoree for Big Sunday's 2nd Annual Gala
by Movies News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Leaders in entertainment, business, philanthropy, and the arts will gather at the 2nd Annual Big Sunday Gala on Thursday evening, April 27th to celebrate three distinguished honorees – Zazi Pope, Kara Corwin and Tichenor & Thorp Architects. (more...)

AuthorDennis Vincent Releases GOD IS REAL IN MY LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

As a young man, Dennis Michael Vincent never gave much thought to his connection with God. Determined to run away from both the church and religion, Vincent chose a path that kept him out of reach of love and redemption, until God finally caught up to him. Vincent chronicles his deeply personal and unpredictable relationship with grace and faith in 'God is Real in My Life.' (more...)

Porters' PERICLES Sets Sail Next Week at The Whitmore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. (more...)

VIDEO: Lena Hall Performs The Beatles' Oh! Darling for her STRIPPED Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Check out Lena Hall performing The Beatles' Oh! Darling on her YouTube channel as part of her STRIPPED series where she performs one 'stripped down' acoustic version of a different song each week for twenty weeks! (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Says 'Hello' to Montreal (Again!)
by Noelle Hannibal - Apr 20, 2017

the BOOK OF MORMON, the smash hit, 2011 Tony Award winning musical by SOUTH PARK creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with EGOT/Composer Robert Lopez (AVENUE Q, FROZEN) says 'Hello' to Montreal in a short return engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: Searing LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT at Mad Horse
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 2, 2017

In one of its largest, most ambitious productions in recent seasons, Mad Horse Theatre has mounted a searing account of Stephen Adly Guirgis's riveting drama, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. The sixteen-member cast under the direction of Stacey Koloski forms an intense, cohesive ensemble to recount this imaginary narrative about the fate of Christ's betrayer and to grapple with huge questions about guilt and Salvation, doubt and faith, blame and forgiveness. (more...)

Mads Mikkelsen to Star in Survival Thriller ARCTIC
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Armory Films, Union Entertainment Group and Pegasus Pictures announced today that Mads Mikkelsen (DR. STRANGE, STAR WARS, THE HUNT) is starring in the survival thriller ARCTIC, directed by Joe Penna. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The wild project has just announced its current and upcoming spring lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Black Sheep Productions Presents FULL CIRCLE at Theatre N16 in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

After a critically acclaimed run at the Arts Theatre in 2015, Madelaine Cunningham's Full Circle plays London again at Theatre N16 this May, which she first performed in her native South Africa. (more...)

MobileCause Launches Digital Marketing Services to Help Nonprofits Achieve Fundraising Goals Faster
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Larry Cordle's Gospel Album 'Give Me Jesus' is Heavenly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

For fans of traditional Southern gospel music, it doesn't get any better than Larry Cordle's new album, “Give Me Jesus.” The acclaimed bluegrass and country singer/songwriter shares 14 of his favorite spiritual songs, including a bonus track so special, it is not even listed on the back cover. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy). (more...)

Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay Return for New Season of FOOD NETWORK STAR This June
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Culinary icons Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis return as mentors and judges on Food Network's elite competition series FOOD NETWORK STAR, premiering Sunday, June 4th at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

Aspire Community Theatre Presents THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The third production in Aspire Community Theatre's inaugural season is the classic favorite, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. In this telling, Tom and the gang will be brought to life in a full scale musical production. (more...)

The Porters Of Hellgate Present Shakespeare & Wilkins' PERICLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Pericles marks the 24th Shakespearean Production for the Porters on their quest to completing the canon. Artistic Director Charles Pasternak returns to the directing chair and Leon Russom to the boards. (more...)

Loma Moser Releases THIS NO ONE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Loma Moser's new book This No One ($16.99, paperback9781498469463; $8.99, eBook, 9781498469470) is a journey through one mother's greatest nightmare, which brought unspeakable sorrow yet seemingly impossible forgiveness. She learned living 'in terms of eternity' is possible through the love and grace of Jesus Christ. The book's four central tenets are clearly received: God is faithful in his promise to never leave us; eternal Salvation is assured for all believers; no force on Earth surpasses the power of prayer; forgiveness is a choice that frees our own souls. This No One is an honest and raw, moment by moment account of a grieving parent's real pain and unforgiveness and a lesson in her faith in a real God. It was written to glorify God, honor her son, and help others see the Lord in their own lives. (more...)

LET MY PEOPLE GO is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Addiction is one of the most prominent issues society faces and is a complex subject matter. In his new book, Albert Stuart Reece addresses this vast topic by bringing insights from his extensive medical experience in working with addicts. (more...)

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