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BWW Blog: Sebastian Trevino -  RENT: A New Generation
by Guest Blogger: Sebastian Trevino - Nov 29, 2016

Mexico, similar to the rest of Latin America, is quite a catholic and conservative country. As to be expected, when RENT came along for the first time to the Aztec lands in 2001, it was considered excessively racy and immoral. An exotic dancer as the leading lady? Unfathomable! I mean, sure, Julia Roberts' stole our hearts in a similar role in Pretty Woman, but then again, she wasn't a crack addict or dying of AIDS. So yeah, you can imagine how this wasn't exactly Mexico's cup of … tequila.  (more...)

HBO to Premiere Documentary RISKY DRINKING, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This holiday season, HBO and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism present RISKY DRINKING, which challenges viewers to recognize when their drinking may be putting them at risk and offers information that could help millions of Americans lead healthier lives. (more...)

Showtime Sports Announces Original Documentary PRISON FIGHTERS: 5 Rounds To Freedom
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

SHOWTIME Sports® announced a powerful new documentary, PRISON FIGHTERS: 5 Rounds To Freedom, which examines a controversial practice in Thailand's criminal justice system whereby inmates can earn their freedom by winning a series of Muay Thai fights. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, January 7, 2017
by - Jan 5, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, January 7, 2017! (more...)

Cutest Sports Competition Returns! Animal Planet to Air PUPPY BOWL XIII, 2/5
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The cutest competition in sports history returns with an epic matchup between Team Ruff and Team Fluff's adoptable players who go nose to nose to win the inaugural Petco Lombarky trophy in PUPPY BOWL XIII at GEICO Stadium. (more...)

HAVENHURST Opens its Doors in Select Theaters and on Cable and Digital VOD 2/10
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's Havenhurst. (more...)

BWW Review: WHO AM I THIS TIME? Is A Hoot At Stages Repertory Theatre
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jan 28, 2017

BWW Review: With An Excellent Cast And A Great Script, WHO AM I THIS TIME? (& Other Conundrums of Love) Hits All the Right Notes (more...)

Les Femmes Fatales to Present 'UNLEASHED' Benefit for Pilots to the Rescue
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Join Les Femmes Fatales on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Metropolitan Room for 'Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties,' an unforgettable evening of burlesque and vaudeville to benefit Pilots to the Rescue. This thrilling showcase features magic, music and performances from some of NYC's hottest boylesque and burlesque stars. (more...)

Scoop: THE FOSTERS on FREEFORM - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
by - Jan 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FOSTERS, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, February 14, 2017! (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON Comes to Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Celebrated American pianist George Winston will release a cancer research benefit album, Spring Carousel, on RCA Records on March 31, 2017. Spring Carousel features a collection of 15 solo piano compositions written by Winston while in recovery from a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at City of Hope, in Duarte, California, near Los Angeles. Proceeds from sales of Spring Carousel will directly benefit City of Hope. George Winston is available for interviews upon request. (more...)

'The Zhongguo Orchestra' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

In Jos Ilagan's new book The Zhongguo Orchestra ($23.99, paperback, 9781498458931; e-book, $9.99, 9781498458948) the readers won't only be introduced to the regional conflict in Southeast Asia that our national media is not giving much attention, but will also recognize hope in their lives. Hope in knowing that even if they failed miserably in life there's a joy in knowing that they have a Second Chance of experiencing love and happiness through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. Miracles work even at the present time. (more...)

Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at SHOW BOAT at Toby's Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

SHOW BOAT runs now through March 19, 2017 at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Year, Second Chance: 5miles Debuts 'Give Things a Second Chance' Ad Campaign, Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Echo Theater Company Kicks off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Alana Dietze (A Small Fire, Dry Land) directs the world premiere of a bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin - and the healing power of Whitney Houston. The Echo Theater Company opens The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro on January 21 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BarkHappy Mobile App for Dog Owners Reaches 60,000 Users; Announces Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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Dr. Michael L. Schwartz to Run the 2017 London Marathon for 'Smile Train' Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A Palm Beach doctor plans to run the 2017 London Marathon in April as a fund raiser for Smile Train, an international charity that provides free surgery to poor children suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. (more...)

HAVENHURST Opens its Doors in Select Theaters and on Cable and Digital VOD 2/10
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Brainstorm Media and Twisted Pictures have announced the February 10th limited theatrical and nationwide Cable VOD and Digital HD release of Andrew C. Erin's HAVENHURST. (more...)

JAY LENO'S GARAGE & More Set for CNBC's New & Returning Expanded Primetime Slate
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

CNBC is moving full speed ahead ramping up the network's signature business-based primetime slate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heartwarming Irish Tale CHAPATTI Opens Tonight at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. "I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too," says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2017
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017 (more...)

BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CRIES FROM SYRIA, and More Among HBO's Documentary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2017, including: Peter Kunhardt's BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, a revealing portrait of the billionaire philanthropist; Evgeny Afineevsky's CRIES FROM SYRIA, a searing look at the five-year conflict in Syria; Irene Taylor Brodsky's chilling BEWARE THE SLENDERMAN, exploring how the dark corners of the Internet can influence society's most impressionable young consumers of the media; and Erin Lee Carr's MOMMY DEAD AND DEAREST, the headline-grabbing story of Dee Dee Blanchard and Gypsy Rose Blanchard, touching on child abuse, mental illness and forbidden love. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre and Open Road Productions presents THE INCREDIBLE UNDERSEA TRIAL OF JOSEPH P. LAWNBOY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre and Open Road Productions brings "theatre for the family" back to the TLT stage with, THE INCREDIBLE UNDERSEA TRIAL OF JOSEPH P. LAWNBOY, a musical, underwater adventure for the whole family. (more...)

Christina Nagy to Star DROWNING IN EUPHORIA 2/3-5 at Jersey Shore Art Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

La Strada Ensemble Theater proudly presents Christine Nagy, co-host of The Bob & Christine Morning Show on 106.7 Lite-FM, in the world premiere workshop production of the lyrical and devastating play by M.F.A. Actors Studio trained and award-winning playwright A.J. Ciccotelli - Drowning in Euphoria. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild Hosts First Annual Vendor Fair
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

???????Love to shop with specialty home-based companies?  Well now you can find many of the best all in one place.  Come to the Windham Theatre Guild's 1st Annual Vendor Fair on Sunday, January 22nd from 11am-3pm at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic.  (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Presents THE LAST ROMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

On an ordinary day, Ralph, a widower takes a different path on his daily walk, a path that leads him to a Second Chance at love and relying on his boyish charm he attempts to woo the distant Carol. (more...)

First Person with NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger: My Second Chance at Crutchie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - tickets are now available for Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!, playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event reunites original cast members Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Below, Keenan-Bolger joins BroadwayWorld as a guest author to explain why this Second Chance at Crutchie was so important to him... (more...)

Clara Young Voices 'Alice' in East Coast Premiere of MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

'Zucchini' may sound like a weird name, but after the accidental death of his mother, the nickname is all the nine-year-old has left of her. The kids at his new group home seem to understand and, though hesitant at first, Zucchini soon finds himself part of their close-knit, makeshift family. So upon the arrival of the winsome Camille, he is quick to offer his own warm welcome. But when Camille's greedy aunt tries to take her away, Zucchini and his newfound friends must find a way to stay together. With its beautifully expressive stop-motion style, the Academy Award nominated My Life as a Zucchini tackles sometimes heavy subject matter with a light touch, conveying the children's perseverance through precarious circumstances through the matter-of-fact lens of childhood. In English (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-Winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-Winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action at Manatee Performing Arts Center below! (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere Season 9 of Hit Series TOSH.O Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Discover the most absurd, fascinating and twisted people on the Internet with host Daniel Tosh' when the ninth season of TOSH.O debuts on today, February 7 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT followed by the new series premiere of 'Detroiters' at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL and a Mysterious Hot Man Almost Become 'Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk'
by Nicole Ackman - Feb 21, 2017

Kara, I know that you're used to hot men throwing themselves at you, but you have to be careful. In this week's Valentine's Day themed episode, a mysterious man tries to seduce Kara, Winn makes a new alien lady friend, and Maggie and Alex have a misunderstanding. I thought that this was one of the best uses of a guest star I've ever seen on a show and one of the best episodes of Supergirl all season. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary ROCK AND A HARD PLACE, 3/27
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

HBO has confirmed that the documentary ROCK AND A HARD PLACE will debut MONDAY, MARCH 27 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

Echo Theater Company's bittersweet romantic comedy FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE Extends Through 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

World premiere of The Found Dog Ribbon Dance  has been xtended through March 12. Professional cuddler Norma's quest to return a lost dog to its rightful owner leads her to encounter a slew of oddballs and maybe even discover a Second Chance at love. A bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston. (more...)

There's Still Time to See THE LAST ROMANCE at Windham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The show received a standing ovation on Saturday night!  There's still plenty of time to see it on February 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 8:00 PM, February 19 at 2:00 PM or February 23 at 7:30 PM.    (more...)

Regional Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Coming to Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-Winning Broadway musical. This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award-Winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. The Daily News hails it as 'one of Broadway's best scores in the last decade.' with a book by Pulitzer Prize Winner Marcia Norman (The Secret Garden, The Color Purple). The production is Directed by Kathy Pingel, Music Directed by Thomas Guthrie, Choreographed by Vanessa Russo. Featuring Set Design by Donna Buckalter, Lighting Design by Ryan E. Finzelber, Costume Design by Becky Evans and Stage Management by Tiffany Smith. (more...)

Comedy Central Unveils Winter 2017 Programming Schedule
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The #1 brand in comedy's winter schedule is filled with a farewell season, fan favorites returning with new episodes and lots of new series and specials from the hottest names in comedy. (more...)

Tickets Still Available for New Gabrielle Date at Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Pop star Gabrielle will be making "Dreams" come true with a visit to Parr Hall on Sunday 18 December. (more...)

38 SPECIAL to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo This March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce 38 SPECIAL will perform at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, March 10 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: CBS DREAM TEAM- IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, December 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on CBS DREAM TEAM- IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, December 24, 2016! (more...)

C.F. Walko Releases LAKE DESTINY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

C.F. Walko, a skydiving enthusiast, pilot, skywriter, hot air balloon pilot, husband, traveler, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Lake Destiny': a passionately crafted work that portrays the beauty of fate, love and life. This work keeps the reader mesmerized by the mysteries and actions of the main characters. (more...)

NBC Ratings: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Jumps 25%
by TV News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

 A Christmas Eve encore of “It's a Wonderful Life” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) jumped +67% versus the movie's earlier telecast this season in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.6 on Saturday, Dec. 3) and +22%in total viewers (4.492 million vs. 3.676 million). The telecast grew +25% versus the year-ago Christmas Eve telecast in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.8 on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015) and+18% in total viewers (4.492 million vs. 3.805 million), and increased by +50% from its first half-hour to its sixth in adults 18-49 (0.8 to 1.2), +70% in adults 25-54 (1.0 to 1.7) and +53% or more than 1.8 million persons in total viewers (3.6 million to 5.4 million). Ranks #2 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key measures and is #1 in women 25-54. This was NBC's 42nd primetime telecast of 'It's a Wonderful Life,' directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart, since the movie was brought to broadcast network television in 1994. (more...)

'Hello, My Name is Oliver' by Paymaneh Ritchie is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Like many classics for young readers, such as Winnie the Pooh, Paymaneh Ritchie's'Hello, My Name is Oliver' was written by a parent to entertain and educate their own child. Told from the perspective of a lovable but depressive six-year-old Beagle-Springer Spaniel who was adopted from the SPCA, this children's book delves into mental health issues that include separation anxiety, depression, and self-worth. (more...)

LMN to Premiere Provoctive New Original Docu-Series BABIES BEHIND BARS, 1/31
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

LMN's groundbreaking new series BABIES BEHIND BARS sheds light on a radical program that allows pregnant inmates to give birth and raise their babies inside of a maximum security prison. (more...)

Beef & Boards' 2017 Season to Feature Four Shows New to Its Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

There's more to be seen in 2017 as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents four new shows to its stage for its 44th Season. Plus, a musical theatre classic returns after 20 years, two beloved stories are revisited, and the year is capped off with the silver anniversary of Beef & Boards' own holiday production. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents Third Show in 2016-2017 Season- CHAPATTI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, CHAPATTI, written by Christian O'Reilly and directed by David Ellenstein, based on the direction of Judith Ivey. 'I just fell in love with this play and the beautiful and quirky love story at its center.  I think our audiences are about to fall in love with it too,' says Wareham.  CHAPATTI will begin previews on Wednesday, January 11; will open on Sunday, January 15 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, January 29, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Echo Theater Company Kicks Off 2017 with Bittersweet Romance FOUND DOG RIBBON DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Alana Dietze (A Small Fire, Dry Land) directs the world premiere of a bittersweet romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin - and the healing power of Whitney Houston. The Echo Theater Company opens The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro on January 21 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Teen Angels Compete For A Second Chance in RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Michael Dale - Dec 1, 2016

For a musical about the accidental death of six teenagers and a contest to select just one of them to return to life, Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond's Ride the Cyclone, mounted by MCC after development in Canadian cabarets and a successful Chicago run, is curiously lacking in any kind of emotion or tension. (more...)

James Patterson to Host MasterClass
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Online education platform MasterClass announces today that the world's bestselling author, James Patterson, will hold a second writing competition for MasterClass students. MasterClass invites aspiring authors across the nation to put their skills to the test for a life-changing opportunity to collaborate with the bestselling writer. Earlier this year, Patterson selected another student from his MasterClass, Kecia Bal, to co-author a book with THE DOLLS will be published in June 2017. (more...)

Marcus Gill Launches New Book For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Marcus Gill, author of the Single God Life, motivational speaker, and social media influencer, announced his engagement to Dominique Cannon on Thanksgiving night to his 1.4 million Facebook fans. The news of his engagement sparked a global celebration from friends and partners of 'Marcus Gill International' including a special statement from Dr. Juanita Bynum. (more...)

HBO Doc RISKY DRINKING to Offer New Prospective on Alcohol Use Disorder, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. engage in problem drinking at some point in their lives. Health professionals assess drinkers at risk on a spectrum ranging from low-risk to an alcohol use disorder that can range from mild to severe. (more...)

Echo Theater Co. Announces 2017 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Echo Theater Company is all grown up. The multiple award-winning company, responsible for introducing L.A. audiences to many of the hottest emerging playwrights in the country, turns 20 in 2017. (more...)

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