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Theatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 28, 2016

Frances Seymour Fonda, actor Henry Fonda's second wife, was only 32 years old when the theater she commissioned architect Arthur W. Hawes to build opened in December of 1940. Originally known as the Westwood Theater, it was designed to be a performance space for live productions and for a short time it did fulfill that mission. Across town, movie musicals like Busby Berkeley's Strike Up the Band and Down Argentine Way were becoming box office hits as Tinseltown capitalized on the popularity of established young stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and soon-to-be stars like pin-up girl Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. (more...)

BWW Interview: What Attracts Michael Urie to BRIGHT COLORS, the Classics & Divas LuPone & Streisand
by Gil Kaan - Sep 26, 2016

Known to millions of television viewers as the snappy and charming Marc St. James on Ugly Betty, Michael Urie has since carved out a steady, thriving acting - and now directing - career; most effectively utilizing his training from Julliard. In between his current hosting gig on Logo's Cocktails & Classics, Michael is directing fellow C&C mate Drew Droege in his one-man show BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can Say When you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

Scoop: Freeform - November 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Oct 25, 2016

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BWW Interview: Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Director of THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING Starring Kathleen Turner at Arena Stage
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 24, 2016

Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch makes her Arena Stage debut working with Kathleen Turner (MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, MOLLY IVINS) in the play adaptation of Joan Didion's memoir THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. Upchurch talked with Broadway World's Jeffrey Walker about directing the play, working with Turner, and the power of the witty and honest look at grief. (more...)

Securus Technologies' Facility Customers Comment on Using Technology to Solve and Prevent Crimes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

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BAM Advisor Services Selects Orion as Exclusive Portfolio Accounting Software for RIAs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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BWW Review: THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Arena
by Roger Catlin - Oct 17, 2016

One of the failings of human beings is the hesitance to visit those who have lost loved ones. We wonder about the right thing to Say When the actual requirement is to be present and to listen. That's all that's asked of audience members for 'The Year of Magical Thinking,' Joan Didion's adaptation of her own award-winning memoir into a one-woman play, now at Arena Stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Cumming on ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS at The Brown Theatre
by Taylor Clemons - Nov 3, 2016

Prior to making his Louisville, KY debut on November 30th at the Brown Theatre, Alan Cumming took some time out of his very busy schedule to talk to me about Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs, co-hosting the Tony Awards, Reefer Madness, and much more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Liv Rooth
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 29, 2016

Liv Rooth is back in Connecticut! (more...)

Sharon Kleyne's Radio Warning: Earth Is Drying Out
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

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2-Time Best-Selling Author, Chris Goff, will conduct a 2 Day Workshop...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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2-Time Best-Selling Author, Chris Goff, will conduct a 2 Day Workshop...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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2-Time Best-Selling Author, Chris Goff, will conduct a 2 Day Workshop...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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2-Time Best-Selling Author, Chris Goff, will conduct a 2 Day Workshop...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Blimpie Rolls Out Hearty Hot Heroes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Blimpie, America's Sub Shop, is helping customers stay warm over the holidays with three Hot Heroes, in stores now until February 5, 2017. During this limited time offer, Blimpie guests can enjoy the Meatball Parmigiana, the Sicilian Panini, and a fresh take on the Cuban, featuring a new mojito aioli. (more...)

THEY. give 'What You Want' Join 'Summer's Over' w/ PARTYNEXTDOOR + Jeremih
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Dante Jones and Drew Love - better known as THEY. - return with a new track from their forthcoming Nü Religion: HYENA debut. 'What You Want' premiered on BBC Radio's MistaJam's 'Inbox Fresh' on Wednesday November 9th. (more...)

New Song 'Easy Street' From Jim Bianco Featured in AMC's The Walking Dead
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Songwriter Jim Bianco recently teamed with vocalist Petra Haden to record the infectiously upbeat song 'Easy Street' as The Collapsable Hearts Club. The song's carefree theme was recently given a more sinister context when prominently featured in the last episode of AMC's acclaimed horror drama series The Walking Dead. (more...)

BWW Review: Donna McKechnie Brings Joyful SAME PLACE ANOTHER TIME to LA
by Don Grigware - May 30, 2017

Someone once asked me what the key is to a good cabaret performance. My answer? First, the performer should be an experienced actor and really know him or herself in depth. He must separate his own personality from every role played on stage. Cabaret audiences want to see something special, a glow from the inside that makes the person take hold of the moment and run with it. Nobody does this better than Donna McKechnie, Tony Award winner for A Chorus Line, whose vibrant persona adds warmth to every moment that she is in our presence. To me she is practically the same off stage as on; maybe that's the key, just being your true joyful self. (more...)

The Brick Theater Presents Arts and Activism Festival THIS IS NOT NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

This Is Not Normal is an arts festival at The Brick. Replete with plays, puppetry and performance works, as well as weekly cabarets and calls to action, the festival aims to remind us of the reality we live in and the reality we are moving towards. (more...)

Readers Respond to Glenn Close's Stopping SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2017

SUNSET BOULEVARD leading lady Glenn Close continues to make headlines and waves across social media this week, following her apology for being too ill to perform on Mother's Day via an open letter the entire Broadway community has dubbed 'classy.' (more...)

BWW Review: Physical Comedy Reigns Supreme in THE ACTRESS
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 24, 2017

Physical comedy upstages Chekhovian pathos in Peter Quilter's THE ACTRESS, now at Spirit Square in a well-acted Three Bone Theatre production. (more...)

Corporate Apartment Specialists (CAS) Owner, Tania Odabashian, Named Incoming Chairman of the Corporate Housing Providers Association (CHPA)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

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New Report: Kids Value the News Media but Feel Misrepresented, Neglected by Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

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Michael C. Southard Releases THE DOCTRINE OF SALVATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

'The Doctrine of Salvation; A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Biblical Theology: What Does Biblical Salvation Really Mean': a wonderfully simple and easily understandable text that will bring the reader a new level of appreciation of biblical doctrine. 'The Doctrine of Salvation; A Beginner's Guide to Understanding Biblical Theology: What Does Biblical Salvation Really Mean' is the creation of published author, Michael C. Southard, a United States Navy Veteran with a strong and vast wealth of Biblical knowledge. (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Jessica Miller
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: SINGER AND SONGWRITER JESSICA MIL (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/26/2017
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Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/19/2017
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Hottest Articles on BWW 3/7/2017 - 3/14/2017
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THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Roars Back into the Epstein Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

???????The Tiger Who Came to Tea is roaring back into Liverpool and it's almost time to welcome that hungry tiger through our doors once more! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/12/2017
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BWW Review: Exhilarating New Musical COME FROM AWAY Celebrates The Helpers
by Michael Dale - Mar 12, 2017

'Look for the helpers,' Fred Rogers would say. 'When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'' (more...)

Manchester's Biggest Indoor Christmas Attraction Is Back With Rainbow Stars In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Kingpin Events, organisers of Manchester's biggest indoor Christmas attraction are delighted to announce that Winter Wonderland Manchester is back for 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Jun 21, 2017

This national tour ends at the Kennedy Center and Morton my very well be the greatest Hedwig ever! (more...)

American Consumers to Manufacturers: It better be 100% what you say it is or we are not buying, especially if it involves child or forced labor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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THEY. Share New Track 'U-RITE'; Lunch Merch Store
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Dante Jones and Drew Love - better known as THEY. - return with a new track from their forthcoming debut, 'U-RITE.' The new song arrives with the launch of THEY.'s new merch site that features their amorphous, moniker: http://unofficialthey.com/. (more...)

THEY. Usher In a 'Nu Religion: Hyena'; Video + Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Dante Jones and Drew Love - better known as THEY. - will release their anticipated debut album Nü Religion: Hyena on February 24th via Mind of a Genius / Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

THEY. Release 'Nu Religion: Hyena' Debut Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Dante Jones and Drew Love of THEY. release their debut album Nü Religion: Hyena today. Two years in the making, the 14-track EP is a brilliant display of their 'grunge-n-b' sound and a mix of their eclectic ear (more...)

THEY. Release 'Silence' via Julie Adenuga's Beats 1 Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Dante Jones and Drew Love of THEY. return with another look into their debut album entitled 'Silence.' (more...)

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Holds Micro Sessions with HPU Students
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

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FRIDAY 5 (+1) On Wednesday: SEEING STARS IN DIXIE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

The 2017 season continues at Nashville's historic and iconic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre with Ron Osborne's Seeing Stars in Dixie, an affectionate comedy set in a small Southern town in 1956, where the film Raintree County - starring Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift, no less - is being shot! (more...)

90% of K-8 Schools in U.S. Have Joined ClassDojo, Making it Most Used Classroom Communication App
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/09/2017
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Full Lineup Announced for MIF Live at the Pavilion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Salford's foremost festival Sounds from the Other City and legendary London producers Serious present a packed programme of live music each Wednesday to Sunday at Manchester International Festival's Festival Square running from 30 June to 16 July. (more...)

New Zignal Labs Study: Fake News Likely to Remain A Prominent Problem in Media
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Hauser & Wirth Presents BOOKS, DIETER ROTH, BJORN ROTH, STUDIO, April 27 - July 29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Beginning 27 April, Hauser & Wirth will present an exhibition offering rare insights into the central role that books played in the remarkably diverse artistic practice of legendary German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930 – 1998). (more...)

OCTA Opens Comedy-Drama, VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Olathe Civic Theatre Association is gearing up for the theater's fifth and final mainstage show of the season. Christopher Durang depicts middle-aged siblings, Vanya and Sonia, who share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Adding to the ensemble are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and Nina, a lovely young aspiring actress. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

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