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Oregon Shakespeare Festival to host National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) and the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA) will present the 2016 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival (ConFest) Oct. 1-9, 2016, hosted by OSF's biannual CultureFest. (more...)

Miten Releases 'Temple At Midnight', Stream Now + North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

For his first solo English work in a decade, Miten has created a soulful, spirited, and straight to the point acoustic album. (more...)

BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Esprit Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Feature World Premieres and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Esprit Orchestra celebrates Canadian contemporary music in an international context throughout its upcoming 2016/17 Subscription Concert Series. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Netflix to Present Jonathan Demme's JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The entertainment streaming company has acquired global rights to the performance film, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE + THE TENNESSEE KIDS, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. (more...)

Nothing Special Announces THE SUBJECT Staged Reading in Protest of the Brock Turner Sentencing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Nothing Special is participating in a very special international movement protesting the Brock Turner verdict and other lenient rape sentences. Conceived by playwright Carolyn Kras, The Subject Project is coordinating staged readings of Kras' play The Subject, concerning the sexual assault of Princess Sophia, daughter of King George III, and the royal family's attempts to Silence her from speaking out about her abuse. The aim of The Subject Project is to peacefully protest lenient rape sentences like that of Brock Turner's, raise awareness and dialogue about sexual assault, and take action to reduce violence. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Opens 2016-2017 Mainstage Season With THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company officially opens its 2016-2017 mainstage season with "The Diary of Anne Frank", adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on "The Diary of A Young Girl" by Anne Frank.  This production, playing September 9 - October 1, 2016, is directed by Jeremy Dubin, Artistic Associate at Cincinnati Shakespeare, and features Courtney Lucien, last seen on Cincinnati Shakespeare's stage in the titular role in last season's smash hit Emma. This production is generously sponsored by Macys, Raymond James, and Oswald. The season is sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, ArtsWave, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

Twitter Personality Jonny Sun's DEAD END to Play Factory Theatre
by Alan Henry - Sep 8, 2016

What is there left to do when you have one bullet, one granola bar, and one zombie blocking the only exit? That's the dilemma facing these two survivors of the zombie apocalypse. Having narrowly escaped certain death it appears their luck has finally run out. With the zombie slowly nearing, they contemplate survival, fear, humanness, and their relationship with each other. Unique in its use of narrow staging and single setting to convey the feeling of claustrophobia and impending doom, DEAD END follows in the suspenseful and darkly comedic tradition of playwrights such as Martin McDonagh and David Ives. (more...)

OUTSIDE THE LINES PRIMETIME to Premiere 'Hazing: The Hidden Horror' on ESPN, 9/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

With students returning to school and the 2016 football season underway, Outside the Lines PRIMETIME: “Hazing: The Hidden Horror” (Tuesday, Sept. 13, 10 p.m. ET, ESPN) will examine extreme hazing, primarily amongst high school athletes. (more...)

Participant Media Teams With Oscar-Winning Director Alfonso Cuarn
by Movies News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Participant Media and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarn (Gravity, Children of Men) are partnering on a new untitled project, to be directed and written by Cuarn. Production is slated to begin in Mexico this fall. (more...)

The 4th Annual Everybody Rides Event to Surprise a Wounded Veteran With an Adaptive Bike, 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

ST. CHARLES, Ill., Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Beginning at James O. Breen Park, the Chicagoland area biking community will gather to ride for our heroes at the Project Mobility Everybody Rides event, to raise funds to provide adaptive bikes to our wounded veterans. You can register online at www.ProjectMobility.org or you can register in person the day of the ride. The cost is $35 with all proceeds going towards supporting Project Mobility's mission. Registration/check-in for Everybody Rides on 9/11 is from 7 am to 9 am. (more...)

'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

 Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural "Broadway in Concert" series for the 2016-17 season.  Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017).   Series and single tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4.  Single tickets start at $40, or purchase the series for packages of $100, $150, or a VIP package of $275, which includes a post-concert reception with the artists. (more...)

Camilla Whitehill's WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO? Comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre this November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Longsight Theatre presents award-winning Edinburgh Festival 2015 sell-out smash hit, Where Do Little Birds Go? starring Jessica Butcher and directed by Sarah Meadows. This uplifting and beautiful one-woman play is the debut play from Channel 4 and Bush Theatre writer, Camilla Whitehill. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Reimagined ONE FLEA SPARE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company presents ONE FLEA SPARE, set to play Off-Broadway at the Sheen Center this fall. Tony Award nominee Concetta Tomei (The Clean House, Othello, 'Providence'), Remy Zaken(Spring Awakening), and Gordon Joseph Weiss (Fool for Love, Daphne's Dive) are set to star in this 20th year anniversary production, which marks the play's first appearance in New York City since its debut at The Public Theater in 1996. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - Imagine
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - Sep 26, 2016

I was never one to sit still. I always tap a foot in the air while I'm sitting cross-legged. I twirl my pen while taking notes in a lecture and make typing motions with my fingers while trying to figure out what to write. But I surprised myself. I have done more sitting still in the last week than I have in my entire life, and it was nothing less than enlightening.  (more...)

Cinematographers Guild Names 2016 Special Awards Recipients
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Dolby Laboratories, David Geffner and Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, are the recipients of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) special 2016 Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), announced Steven Poster, ASC, ICG's National President. (more...)

BWW Review: A MEXICAN TRILOGY: An American Story: A Legacy of Letting Go
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 23, 2016

The essence of Latino Theatre Company's monumental production of A MEXICAN TRILOGY: An American Story is beautifully captured in the simple photograph above. In this starry night scene, a family poised on the edge of major change looks to the infinite sky with hope. Quietly, in these few moments of Silence, we as audience members know exactly how they feel. For what parent has not dreamed of providing a better life for his or her children and what child has not longed for a future where dreams come true? (more...)

WW2 Pilot's Daughter Pens Story of Courage And Sacrifice
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

In a high-flying narrative flashing between the life of American pilot Ned Thomas and events of World War II, Nedda Thomas recreates her father's most dangerous missions. Lethal and capricious weather conditions, radio Silence and the uncharted terrain of the 'roof of the world” meant the pilots put their lives at risk every time they took off. In Hump Pilot (The History Publishing Company), author Nedda Thomas pays homage to the pilots who made it possible for the U.S. to reach victory in the Pacific, interweaving the story of the dashing young pilot who also won the heart of the woman destined to become his wife, the romance that brought her into existence. (more...)

BWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing Experience
by Mike Mekus - Sep 22, 2016

Ben Vereen takes audience members through a poignant and mesmerizing night, reliving his fondest performance memories, emotional triumphs and tribulations from his career, homage to his idols, and all of his best Broadway highlights. (more...)

BWW Review: Part One of House Of Sand's Sydney Fringe Offering, PEDAL.PEDDLE Is An Intriguing, Thought Provoking Experience
by Jade Kops - Sep 21, 2016

Captivating and confusing all at the same time, PEDAL.PEDDLE, half of Eliza Sander's offering for Sydney Fringe Festival, has the audience mesmerised as they try to make sense of the expressive work. (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Jobsite Theater's LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Jobsite continues the 2016-17 season with their third co-production with the Straz Center in the Jaeb Theater (Return to the Forbidden Planet, Silence! The Musical). Bay Area audiences are in for another just-in-time-for-Halloween treat with the Drama Desk Award-nominated LIZZIE, a killer rock musical that is taking the nation by storm. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Molly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Assistant Directors for 2016-17 Directors Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the 2016/17 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors include Kaiser Ahmed (Hand To God), Arianna Soloway (Roz and Ray), Ameenah Kaplan (A Wonder In My Soul), Charlotte Drover (Queen), and Alyssa Vera Ramos (Native Gardens). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at StreetLamp Productions' Inaugural Production COMFORT IN SILENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Timothy Patrick Walsh has announced the beginning of StreetLamp Productions, whose main focus will be works about 40+ year-olds and beyond. Their first production, Comfort in Silence, was penned by Mr. Walsh. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY Tackles CARRIE, HUNCHBACK and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2016

The Broadway Villains Party took over Feinstein's/54 Below on September 15, featuring a slew of Broadway talent singing some classic bad-guy tunes. Click below to watch some of the performances! (more...)

RISING STAR COMPETITION Reaches Week 8 and Features Natalie Joy Johnson, Paul Canaan and Joey Taranto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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BWW Review: Desert Theatreworks Starts its Season with a Top-Notch Production of the Enigmatic Play, THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 19, 2016

Desert Theatreworks (DTW), Palm Desert's 501(c)(3) community theatre, is presenting Will Eno's esoteric play, THE REALISTIC JONESES. This top-notch production is a must-see for theatergoers interested in well-acted, absorbing, unsettling plays. However, the meaning of the play is difficult to discern. (more...)

BWW Review: GENERATION ME Tackles Important Teen Issues
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 19, 2016

Two years ago this teen musical was one of the best new works to come through Hollywood. Its young writers Julie Soto, Ryan Warren, and composer Will Finan had found a way to tell a story about teen suicide that was relatable to both youth and adults alike. It's a parent's worst nightmare; the thought of your own child suffering in Silence and one that also speaks to the isolation that persists among many adults as well. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION Sets Full Team for Run at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and complete creative team for the highly acclaimed musical memoir The Lion, written and performed by award-winning songwriter Benjamin Scheuer and directed by Sean Daniels. (more...)

BWW Blog: Having A Candid Conversation About The Body Through Devised Theatre by Seth Day
by Guest Blogger: HAT Ensemble - Sep 16, 2016

Whenever I have the bravery to venture into Times Square, I look around at the Advertisements bombarding me and I wonder to myself if this is really 2016. I find myself surrounded by depictions of thin, tall, and typically white models that all seem as though they came out of a cookie cutter mold. And one thing is blaringly obvious: none of these people look like me. In fact, none of these people look like anyone I know. It's astounding to me that in 2016 this is still a reality. (more...)

PUFFS Potter Parody Enrolls Full Class for Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - has announced the complete cast for its upcoming Off-Broadway run. (more...)

BWW Blog: Hannah Seewald - Interview With Ayodele Casel: A Shuffle Ball GAME-Changer
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Seewald - Sep 16, 2016

Who comes to mind when I think of a talented, intelligent and influential person? Ayodele Casel. This powerhouse tap dancer, actor and teacher has broken boundaries and shown how an interest can help you discover a talent and even transform into a lifestyle and career. (more...)

Chance Theater's TYA Series Proudly Presents California Premiere of THE BOY AT THE EDGE OF EVERYTHING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to present the exciting and wondrous The Boy at the Edge of Everything. Written by Finegan Kruckemeyer, and directed by Darryl B. Hovis, The Boy at the Edge of Everything will begin October 13 and continue through October 23, on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE Gets 20th Anniversary Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will present the 20th year anniversary production of 'One Flea Spare' by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod, Off-Broadway October 16 to November 13 at Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. The production will feature Broadway vets Concetta Tomei, Gordon Joseph Weiss and Remy Zaken. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Presents GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

New Repertory Theatre presents Good by C.P. Taylor, co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance, October 8-30, 2016 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $30-$59 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Good are also available. (more...)

BWW Review: TORN, Royal Court Theatre, 13 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 14, 2016

Family is the ideal, the necessity, the burden and the war zone of Nathaniel Martello-White's intricate new piece, alternately elusive and confrontational. It's group therapy - Ultz provides the community hall plastic chairs and tea table - with no safeguards, where familial secrets are not just teased out but wrenched, kicking and screaming, to the surface. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse to Launch 'Raising the Curtain' Series with BARBECUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse announced today a new and innovative public program, Raising the Curtain: Conversations at the Geffen Playhouse, inviting audiences to join storytellers, artists, and subject-matter experts to explore the social issues and cultural themes raised by the plays on the Geffen's stages this season. (more...)

1st Open Central Asia International Festival to Offer Melting Pot of Culture, Language & Art
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In October, central London locations will play host to a variety of events celebrating Central Asian arts - work from Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan in the 1st Open Central Asia International Festival, running October 5 - 19, 2016. (more...)

Meditation Expert to Lead the Audience of Off-Broadway's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS in Post-Show Meditation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds on Friday, September 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The discussion will be moderated by New York Times reporter and author of Mindful Work,David Gelles. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212.279.4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily). (more...)

Sherab Khandro Brings Peace to the Goldenstein Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

September 21 marks the 35th Anniversary of the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations. Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.  On September 16, 2016, the Secretary-General of the United Nations will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Japanese Peace Bell and observing a minute of Silence. In Sedona, the public is invited to take part in 'Everyday Peace', the dedication of Sherab Khandro's "Wheel of Compassion" sculpture at L'Auberge de Sedona on Wednesday September 21, at 11am.  (more...)

D.P. Foster Pens SOUND FROM HEAVEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'Sound from Heaven': a gripping and ultimately powerful collection of characters that learn no one is truly lost, only one step away from the Sound from Heaven. 'Sound from Heaven' is the creation of published author, D.P. Foster, proud wife and mother of 6. (more...)

Expert to Lead SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Audience in Post-Show Meditation, Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds on Friday, September 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL to Open in San Francisco This January
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association withLang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre are proud to present the San Francisco premiere of Silence! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of "The Silence of the Lambs," playing a limited engagement at San Francisco's Victoria Theatre (2961 16th Street, San Francisco), Thursday, January 26 through Saturday, February 25, 2017. Silence! The Musical tells the story of rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling as she matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons-and a troupe of singing and dancing lambs-while racing against the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. (more...)

Depeche Mode's Video Singles Collection to be Released by SONY Music 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Depeche Mode's Video Singles Collectionthe definitive 3DVD library anthology containing more than four hours of the post-punk pioneers' groundbreaking music videos (and two-plus hours of audio commentary)will be released by SONY Music Entertainment on November 11, 2016. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Graham and Geordie Brookman on THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, a Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia co-production, opened earlier this year in Adelaide and is now playing at London's Lyric Hammersmith, led by Imogen Stubbs. Scott Graham, co-founder of Frantic Assembly, and Geordie Brookman, artistic director of State Theatre Company, discuss collaborating on this unique project. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Complete for US Premiere of COMMUNION at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Urban Stages will kick off its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Communion by celebrated Obie Award- winning, Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor, who will direct the production. (more...)

Verdi Productions & Manga Entertainment Team for 9/11 Documentary Entitled MAN IN RED BANDANA
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

Investorideas.com reports that Verdi Productions, along with Manga Entertainment announce that they have teamed up with RDZ Productions on the documentary, Man in Red Bandana. (more...)

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE Returns to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi and Buglisi Dance Theatre are honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for a sixth presentation of the transcendent  '9/11 Table of Silence,' a public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi.  The tribute will take place Sunday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding at 8:46 AM, the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.  Buglisi was inspired to create the 9/11 Table of Silence by Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta's sculptural installation of 100 ceramic plates that represent a banquet table uniting humanity.   Given the unrelenting and tragic acts of terror and violence that continue in the world,  '9/11 Table of Silence' remains as relevant and timely today as when it was first performed six years ago at Lincoln Center.   (more...)

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