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PORNO DIDO to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

What happens to a dream deferred? How far would you go to bring your artistic vision to life? Sex, violence and a mysterious backer derail one transman's desperate attempt to remake Dido of Carthage. An absurd look into compromise when art and commerce collide. (more...)

THE STORM - A TIME OF MERCY, CHOICES AND HOPE by James A. Toups is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass., May 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices and Hope is a book of faith, intergenerational love, life struggles and storms, from when he was born in America's Deep South, then as son, husband, father, grandfather in Louisiana; needed choices, personal/familial sacrifices, loss, grief, prayer, hope, peace, and joy, in the life of successful Catholic entrepreneur James A. Toups. Written by a man unafraid to express his true feelingsand an evacuee of Hurricane Katrina, the deep narratives provide readers with rare insight and lived wisdom in how tothrive in the face of storms, including the major societal storm presently arising in the world and escalating in and across nations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of PORNO DIDO, Premiering at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

What happens to a dream deferred? How far would you go to bring your artistic vision to life? Sex, violence and a mysterious backer derail one transman's desperate attempt to remake Dido of Carthage. An absurd look into compromise when art and commerce collide. (more...)

National Donut Day: Free Donuts at LaMar's, Donations to The Salvation Army
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

National Donut Day is celebrated the first Friday of every June, a tradition dating to 1917, when female Salvation Army volunteers known as 'Lassies' made donuts for soldiers on the front lines of World War I. Salvation Army Lassies will visit Denver's VA Hospital on National Donut Day to provide donuts and coffee to America's heroes. (more...)

Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Honorable Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema and founder of the culturally, racially and spiritually diverse trans-demoninational Agape International Spiritual Center, will receive the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival following the world premiere of Love, Sweat and Tears at 7 p.m. on June 3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT Opens at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opened last night, Wednesday, May 25. Check out photos from the opening below! (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

Rodolphe Moussinga Explains Water Baptism in New Release
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Exploring the role and importance of water baptism, 'Understanding the Water Baptism: The Historical Background of the doctrine of Grace as unmerited favor' (published by WestBow Press) seeks to provide deep knowledge concerning God's view on the subject. Though it is a simple concept, it has caused confusion for many Christians. (more...)

Lift Up Your Hands! Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Play Two Roles in the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Lena Hall will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as Yitzhak in the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). She will join previously-announced Darren Criss on the tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GALAVANT Cast Thanks Fans Pushing for Show's Salvation in New Music Video
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported late last week, ABC has cancelled Alan Menken and Glenn Slater's medieval musical comedy GALAVANT after two seasons. However, the network's decision hasn't deterred the show's most devoted fans, who have launched the #MoreGalavant online campaign. In appreciation of their movement, GALAVANT's cast has partnered up for a new music video. Check it out below! (more...)

Warren Ravenscroft Releases CAST YOUR BREAD
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Author Warren Ravenscroft invites readers to experience the richness of God's word through his latest publication, 'Cast Your Bread - More Devotional Talks and Bible Studies for the Busy Leader' (published by Xlibris AU). An enriching follow-up to his previous works, this book offers a wealth of insights on how to obtain and maintain a spiritual life despite life's most overwhelming obstacles. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: NIMBUS DANCE WORKS Sets Hearts Ablaze in Geolocate
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 7, 2016

The guerdon in attending a repertory company's concert is being able to savor the variety of work on display. Such was the case for Nimbus Dance Works' recent concert at Gibney Dance Center's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center. Founded by Artistic Director Samuel Pott - a former soloist with The Martha Graham Dance Company and leading dancer with American Repertory Ballet - Nimbus places special emphasis on presenting work that engages communities across all spectrums. In celebration of its eleventh season, the company presented 'Geolocate' - a collection of work created by four choreographers from across the globe - in response to hateful rhetoric currently heard with alarming frequency in the news. This concept clearly spoke to a wide of array of people; the concert that I attended - closing night, June 4th, 2016 - contained the most diverse audience I have ever encountered. (more...)

TRISOMY XXI by G.A. Minton is Set for Release
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

PENSACOLA, Fla., June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ World Castle Publishing announces the upcoming release of Trisomy XXI by G.A. Minton. Trisomy XXI will be published in trade paper (ISBN: 9781629894447, 284 pages, $13.99) and eBook (ISBN: 9781629894454,$3.99) editions. (more...)

The Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that THE TOTAL BENT will extend an additional week through Sunday, June 26. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. THE TOTAL BENT officially opened on Wednesday, May 25 and was originally extended to Sunday, June 19. It has now been extended an additional week to Sunday, June 26. (more...)

FoodNetwork.com Serves Up the Perfect Fourth of July Menu, Party Planning Tips and Fun Ideas for the Family
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

It's time to heat up the barbeque because Food Network is grilling up a new batch of competition this July, starting off with the premiere of Chopped Grill Masters Napa when sixteen top-notch grillers head out of the studio and in to wine country with host Ted Allen for a special five-part tournament beginning Tuesday, July 5th at 10pm. (more...)

A Delicious Deal: Celebrate National Donut Day Today with Dunkin' Donuts' Free Donut Offer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Today, June 3, is National Donut Day, and Dunkin' Donuts is welcoming the holiday by bringing the delight of donuts to guests worldwide with a special celebratory free donut offer. All day today, Dunkin' Donuts is offering guests a free classic donut of their choice* (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide. Additionally, Dunkin' Donuts is helping guests across the globe celebrate the joy of donuts by making this special offer available in participating restaurants around the world. (more...)

Today is National Donut Day!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Today is National Donut Day! Entenmann's Bakery, a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA and producer of over 100 sweet baked goods, has partnered for the sixth year in a row with The Salvation Army for the annual National Donut Day holiday. At an event at New York's Greenway on Broadway between West 17 th and West 18 th Street, consumers will be able to enjoy 50 thousand free #EntenmannsDonuts and coffee. Entenmann's Bakery is also planning to give out 150 thousand single serve donuts across the country. (more...)

Cowtown Debut New Video & Announce New Album 'Paranormal Romance'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Cowtown are to release their 4th studio LP Paranormal Romance this August 19th with Athens, Georgia label HHBTM Records in the USA on ghostly white vinyl. (more...)

Phil Hearne and Tom Cawte Join TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY Autumn 2016 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The cast for the highly anticipated Autumn 2016 tour of Helen Forrester's TWOPENCE TO CROSS THE MERSEY has been announced. (more...)

Nitto Tire to Present Florida Georgia Line's 2016 Dig Your Roots Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, has announced that it has become the presenting sponsor of Florida Georgia Line's 2016 Dig Your Roots tour. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

One of America's most highly acclaimed playwrights and actors, Dael Orlandersmith is a Pulitzer finalist, an Obie winner, and a Drama Desk nominee. In 2014, she brought her groundbreaking monologue Stoop Stories to Weston's OtherStages. This summer she's back with her latest tour de force, a gripping and beautiful, must-see memoir entitled Forever. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak are proud to announce BrightSide Theatre's 2016-2017 Season - 'Season Six- Classic Broadway' - Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Moon Over Buffalo and Guys & Dolls. 'These three classic shows are recognized to be of the highest quality of their kind and will keep you entertained all season,' explains Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak. (more...)

SCREENS, AND THEN COME THE NIGHTJARS and More Set for Theatre503's Autumn 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Building on the success of 2016's spring season, which garnered a total of eight Off West End Award nominations and included Stuart Slade's highly-acclaimed BU21, Theatre503's autumn season comprises of four works of outstanding new writing. (more...)

Beisspony Tear Up Austin in 'Hell Must Be a Radio Station' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

After some exciting, experimental sets at this year's SXSW, German duo Beisspony releases their video for “Hell Must Be a Radio Station” today via PureVolume. (more...)

IN THE SHADOW OF A DREAM Set for MITF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

John A. Adam's drama, IN THE SHADOW OF A DREAM, is a cathartic dark night of the soul as two unlikely individuals go on a road trip. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIVINE SISTER Offers Nun Control at Celebration Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Jun 21, 2016

Right now the world needs a good chuckle at the pious and prissy, and this production answers that divine calling with ease. If you're a devout Catholic or easily offended, maybe this one isn't for you. But if you can appreciate gender bending joined with slapstick camp you've found your Salvation. (more...)

BWW Review: George Bernard Shaw's MAJOR BARBARA Aims to Prove Money and Munitions Rule the World
by Shari Barrett - Jun 17, 2016

At a time when many considered women to be mentally and emotionally incapable of even voting in elections, Shaw portrayed strong, smart women with the ability to contribute to society at sophisticated levels. Shaw also explored class interactions and inspired audiences to laugh at the absurdities inherent within them. These two themes are certainly apparent in MAJOR BARBARA, now onstage at the Meta Theater in Hollywood, presented by Infinite Jest Theatre Company, directed with passion for Shaw's words by Branda Lock with Assistant Director Bruce Starrett. (more...)

BWW Interview: From the Carlyle to California- Lena Hall Prepares for Her HEDWIG Return!
by Richard Ridge - Jun 15, 2016

Tony-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall returns to Cafe Carlyle with Oh! You Pretty Things, running through June 25. The all-new show acts as a love letter to Lena's rock & roll spirit guides, the pantheon of misfits and rebels who inspired us to transcend by transforming themselves. This intimate journey through Lena's personal love life will reveal how pivotal these artists have been in helping her navigate her relationships, shining like beacons and helping her shape her voice and her identity, again and again. At Cafe Carlyle, Lena Hall will be joined by a band including Justin Craig, Watt White and Brian Fishler. Oh! You Pretty Things is directed by Stephen Amato. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Winner Lena Hall Returns To Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 15, 2016

Tony-winner and Grammy nominee Lena Hall returned to Cafe Carlyle with Oh! You Pretty Things, last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The all-new show acts as a love letter to Lena's rock & roll spirit guides, the pantheon of misfits and rebels who inspired us to transcend by transforming themselves. This intimate journey through Lena's personal love life will reveal how pivotal these artists have been in helping her navigate her relationships, shining like beacons and helping her shape her voice and her identity, again and again. At Cafe Carlyle, Lena Hall is joined by a band including Justin Craig, Watt White and Brian Fishler. Oh! You Pretty Things is directed by Stephen Amato. The engagement runs through June 25th. (more...)

New Musical CHANCE to Play Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Take a 'Chance' and travel back to the 80s with CHANCE - A New Musical Play about Love, Risk, and Getting It Right! (more...)

REVELATION by Carter Wilson is Released in Hardcover and Ebook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Story: When Harden Campbell wakes cold and beaten in a dirt-floor cell, he finds only three other things in the room with him: the mutilated body of his good friend, an ancient typewriter, and a stack of blank paper, the top sheet of which has a single, typed sentence. (more...)

BWW Review: Devilishly Wicked Satire on the Drill Hall Stage in FATHER, FATHER, FATHER at #NAF16
by David Fick - Jul 8, 2016

The winner of a Silver Standard Bank Ovation Award last year, Robaby's FATHER, FATHER, FATHER is back on the National Lottery Fringe at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. A devilishly wicked satire, this physical theatre piece was created by cast members Roberto Pombo, Joni Barnard and Rachel Neary under the direction of Toni Morkel. (more...)

STAR TREK to Celebrate 50th Anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Star Trek invites fans to celebrate the iconic franchise's 50th anniversary at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego with a lineup of panels, events, activations and merchandise exclusives from July 21-24. (more...)

Freeform Orders New Comedy Pilot ALONE TOGETHER from Andy Samberg
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

As Freeform's summer slate rolls out, Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, announced a new comedy pilot ALONE TOGETHER by The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/23/2016
by - Jul 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/23/2016. (more...)

Cutting-Edge Comedy Trio Unitard to Descend on Provincetown's Art House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale, nationally known for bringing cutting edge comedy to Provincetown, has announced that he will present New York comedy trio Unitard in Provincetown with their acclaimed show 'House of Tards' for one show only - in what the troupe calls 'an evening of 'Dangerous Adult Comedy' - on August 9 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

5th Annual KidsFit Jamathon (Fitness and Wellness Expo) Brings Over 3,000 Participants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Come join or be a part of one of the largest summer events for camps with over 3,000 participants. This year, being the 5th anniversary, it will be bigger than ever! In addition to dancing, demos, health vendors, goody bags and raffles, there will be a Crazy Games Kidz Zone, Obstacle Course, Bounce Houses and other fun games and activities. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 17, 2016
by - Jul 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 16, 2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/16/2016
by - Jul 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/16/2016. (more...)

On Heels of Tech Money Video, Zion I Releases STAY WOKE Mixtape
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following the much hailed video about Oakland's massive gentrification 'Tech Money,' hip-hop MC Zion I drops his latestmixtape,'Stay Woke,' continues with his message of social consciousness, urging folks to wake up. Production is shared by Mikos DaGawd, HawkBeatz, Kristo, and Headnodic. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present CRAZY FOR YOU, 8/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway veteran Kirby Ward will direct and star in Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's Crazy for You, George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy about a 1930's playboy who just wants to dance.  Crazy for You is the final production in the company's 48th consecutive summer season and will run for 8 performances from August 4-14, 2016 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  In addition to directing, Ward will reprise his spectacular Olivier Award-nominated role as "Bobby Child", the part he originated for the 1993 London premiere.  This high energy production will also star Broadway veteran Beverly Ward (Epic Proportions, Billy Elliot ) as "Polly Baker."  The family-friendly show features flashy tap dance numbers and such memorable songs as 'Someone to Watch Over Me,' 'Embraceable You' and 'I Got Rhythm." Original choreography by Susan Stroman reproduced by Eileen Grace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular, 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: 2016 Re-imagined LES MISERABLES Production at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 12, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH AN IDIOT is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

At age 16, Mark Dutton, D.Min., found himself entrenched in a life of drug abuse, drinking and a rebellious lifestyle. It wasn't until one night when God used a Christian friend to lovingly question Dutton's Salvation. Dutton then trusted Christ as his Lord and Savior and his life was radically changed. (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at The Esplanade
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jul 11, 2016

THE ESPLANADE THEATER, Singapore - There is no doubt that LES MISERABLES has taken the form of the mammoth blockbuster musical it is now thirty years after its first production and it is clear that this 2016 re-imagined production - currently taking over Southeast Asian theaters and filling them up to the rafters - is a decisive indication that this Cameron Mackintosh ticket is all set to march on for another 30 years, or perhaps even longer. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 11, 2016
by - Jul 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Actors' Theatre of Columbus to Present Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE with an Appalachian Twist
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

Appalachia and the Bard will collide with ATC's adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (July 21 - August 7) directed by Micah Logsdon. Sometimes dark tragedy, sometimes uproarious comedy, The Winter's Tale sets the story of one of Shakespeare's more disparate and modern works, at the turn of the 19th & 20th century, between the coal mining country of Eastern Kentucky and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Inspired in part by the album Jean Ritchie & Doc Watson at Folk City and heavily flavored with traditional mountain and American folk music performed by the cast, the play will celebrate the culture and the music of Appalachia, a region with strong cultural, musical and linguistic ties to Shakespeare's England, with a tragedy and joy that is uniquely and entertainingly American. (more...)

BWW Review: Say Hello to a Hilarious THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Misha Davenport - Jul 1, 2016

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