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'Landmarks Live in Concert' Presents Foo Fighters' Historic July 10th Concert at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

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Coming-of-Age Novel PRETTY BOY BLUE Hits the Shelves
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Nikki Blue knew that she was different from other girls. One day, her slice of the American dream would include a white picket fence and a wife. While she looks like a debutante, she has the swagger of a cocksure boy—a dichotomy that is as mystifying as it is alluring. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barnes and Noble Gives a Royal Welcome to the ANASTASIA Company!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 30, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Anastasia is now available, and the cast just celebrated its release at Barnes & Noble! ANASTASIA features a lush, original score from Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). The score also includes several of the most beloved songs from the 1997 animated film, adapted for the stage. The 75-minute album will include the Academy Award nominated favorite 'Journey to the Past' alongside new numbers from the show such as Christy Altomare's haunting 'In My Dreams,' Ramin Karimloo's passionate 'Still' and Derek Klena's heart-racing 'My Petersburg.' (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month: ANASTASIA's Zach Adkins
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 30, 2017

In our June Debut of the Month feature, talented actor Zach Adkins tells us, 'I'm just trying to take it all in stride, take those mental pictures, because you only get one debut and you just gotta hold on to it!' (more...)

BWW Review: FUN HOME Strikes a New Balance on Tour
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 30, 2017

Knight Theater and Abby Corrigan's darker, more vulnerable portrayal of Middle Allison make the big differences in the current touring version of FUN HOME. (more...)

Grand Theatre Announces Casting for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce an extraordinary line-up of local and national, returning and debuting artists in the 2017/18 Season. The season features a stunning artistic presence including Tara Rosling, Benedict Campbell, Catherine Joell MacKinnon and Daniel Williston. In addition, the Grand welcomes nationally and internationally renowned directors including Peter Hinton, Tracey Flye, Carey Perloff, and the Grand's Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum, who makes his Grand directing debut in his first season. Single tickets go on sale Tuesday July 4, 2017. (more...)

HENRY IV, PART TWO Opens in Thomas Theatre 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

OSF's journey through Shakespeare's history tetralogy marches on with the second part of Henry IV joining the repertory, with previews beginning July 4. Once again, the Festival's intimate Thomas Theatre will play host to the political intrigue of early 15th-century England. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Jessica Fostekew
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 28, 2017

BWW speaks to comedian Jessica Fostekew about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Silence of the Nans. (more...)

Solange Takes Home BET's Centric Award + Performs at Glastonbury Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Sunday, June 26th wrapped an exciting birthday weekend for songwriter, recording artist and activist, Solange. After a performance at the Glastonbury Festival in the UK on Saturday, which The Telegraph called a, 'faultless, theatrical ode to black womanhood,' Solange made her way to Los Angeles for the BET Awards Sunday night. (more...)

Dead Rock West Premiere Lead Single 'Boundless Fearless Love'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Today (6/27), DEAD ROCK WEST--the California alt-country rock vocal duo of Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen--partnered with Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss to premiere 'Boundless Fearless Love.' It's the lead single off their new album MORE LOVE due out Friday, August 11 via Omnivore Recordings. (more...)

Only 5 Performances Left for THE SOUL GATHERER at Stone Cottage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

 Only 5 performances left for 'The Soul Gatherer': Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 PM;and Sunday at 2 PM. (more...)

The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Common Room is a series of artist-led tours of Twin Cities sites, with each tour themed around a specific concept that the group uses as a lens to explore facets of the urban geography - in the past, these themes have included cats, alleys, skyways, fishing, freeway construction, weather, community kitchens, personal memory, and many more. (more...)

Potter Play PUFFS Apparates to New Off-Broadway Home This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic continues its remarkable journey as it moves from Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway-er with a transfer to its new home at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).  (more...)

A Simon and Garfunkel Experience Comes to Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre explores the Sounds of Silence as the Guthrie Brothers present  Scarborough Fair: A Tribute to Simon & Garfunkel on July 26-30.  From their mesmerizing rendition of "The Sound of Silence" to their playful version of "Cecilia," the Guthrie Brothers take audiences on a journey of one of the world's most recognized folk rock duos.  Through songs, stories and trivia, Jeb and Jock Guthrie blend their rich voices together to weave an enjoyable tapestry that leaves audience members falling in love again with the music of Simon and Garfunkel.  The combination of two guitars, two vocals and two brothers combine to give this Simon and Garfunkel tribute startling authenticity. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for SISTER AFRICA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

SISTER AFRICA, Stephanie Liss' world premiere drama about efforts to aid female and child victims of the Congo's ongoing civil war, will be performed by a cast of actors from the worlds of feature films, opera and the Chicago theater scene. Elayne LeTraunik, Associate Artistic Director of Genesis Theatrical Productions, Chicago veteran actor, and director of SISTER AFRICA, announced casting today. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of ANGELS IN AMERICA
by Stage Tube - Jul 5, 2017

Tony Kushner's multi-award-winning two-part play ANGELS IN AMERICA is an epic operation for the National Theatre. Go backstage to see what a two-show day entails in this behind-the-scenes peek - watch the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: TRIBES, Crucible Studio, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - Jul 4, 2017

How do families work? What happens when adult children flee the nest? And what happens when you're born deaf into a hearing family? Nina Raine's funny and frank portrait of a family grappling with these issues makes its regional debut. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NATURE OF FORGETTING, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 23, 2017

Following a sold-out run at the London International Mime Festival earlier this year, Theatre Re played to yet another full crowd in the Theatre Tent at Latitude Festival. Telling a story of love and loss through memory and movement, The Nature of Forgetting is a visually stunning production you won't soon forget. (more...)

BWW Review: SIMON ARMITAGE, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 22, 2017

So far, coverage of Latitude Festival has included theatre, music and comedy. At this point, a change of pace was needed. In the Speakeasy, poet Simon Armitage made for some easy (but also hard for others) listening. Reading from The Unaccompanied, this poetry collection explores 'a world on the brink'. (more...)

Women's March Born SAJEELA KERSHI: FIGHTS LIKE A GIRL! Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Fights Like a Girl! is a reflection of everything Sajeela Kershi has fought for and against. The show was born at the Women's March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices, with Sajeela fighting to keep her prime position on the frontline - even if that means elbowing Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front, who, it turns out is Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. (more...)

BWW Review: Jacksonville's Youth Rumble in WEST SIDE STORY at SMTE
by Heather Vollman - Jul 22, 2017

For 12 years running, the FSCJ Artist series and the Wilson Center for the Arts has produced an Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience. This year brings WEST SIDE STORY, a mammothly essential piece of work to all musical theatre lovers. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, WEST SIDE STORY is often heralded as a top 5 work of theatre. The show runs through July 30th, and tickets are available here. (more...)

Dixon Place Presents Ben Strothmann's VIRTUAL MEMORY at the HOT! Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

TOSOS ('The Other Side of Silence') is dedicated to preserving the theatrical heritage of the LGBT community through the development of new plays by emerging artists as well as revivals of established works. (more...)

Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Coming to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group is currently presenting (through July 22) the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Now according to the New York Post, producers have their eyes on the show for Broadway. Michael Riedel writes that Hal Luftig is waiting to confirm a theatre for a spring 2018 transfer. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

Upcoming Events Announced at Irvine Barclay Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

See the brand-new schedule of upcoming events at Irvine Barclay Theatre. Details below: (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Naomi Sheldon
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks to Naomi Sheldon about bringing her show Good Girl to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Robert White
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks to Robert White about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show InstruMENTAL. (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 at Outré Theatre Company
by John Lariviere - Jul 19, 2017

The Outre Theatre Company presents the first production of its 2017/18 season, George Orwell's 1984, in its new home at the recently opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center. The play 1984 is based on George Orwell's dystopian novel published in 1949. In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, cold war, and Newspeak have permanently entered into common use since its first publication. (more...)

Bryan Fenkart and Emily Walton to Star in Goodspeed's New Musical DARLING GRENADINE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The world of a charming songwriter is on the rocks in Daniel Zaitchik's contemporary new musical Darling Grenadine. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANASTASIA Celebrates 100 Broadway Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Broadway musical ANASTASIA celebrated its 100th performance on Broadway today. The cast gathered for a quick post-show snapshot in front of a packed house to celebrate. See the photo below. Happy 100! (more...)

The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM, The Mediatheque Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Utilizing the collection of the Walker Art Center's Mediatheque library of over 100 titles, Common Room will offer a progressive mobile screening across the Twin Cities. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Guillermo del Toro's THE SHAPE OF WATER hits theaters on December 8th. The cast includes Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon and Richard Jenkins. Watch the official trailer below! (more...)

World of Dance Announces #SPLASHMOB
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

A wet and wild time was had by all when NBC 'World of Dance' contestant and 'So You Think You Can Dance' winner, Fik-Shun, in collaboration with Bunch O Balloons, surprised unsuspecting party goers with an epic #SplashMob performance at a summer pool party attended by top World of Dance talent.  Taking place in Los Angeles, California, the pool party was attended by over 50 World of Dance performers, including Autumn Miller (Spring Sisters World of Dance), the Miniotics Dance Crew (America's Got Talent Season 11), Hall of Fame Dance Team and Soul Fresh to name a few. The world's first Bunch O Balloons #SplashMob was captured using twelve cameras and more than 5,000 self-tying Bunch O Balloon water balloons and has been shared with World of Dance's five million followers on YouTube and Facebook. (more...)

PUFFS Summons New Sets, New Creatures and More for New World Stages Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic continues its remarkable journey as it moves from Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway-er with a transfer to its new home at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Seedy Underbelly Of The Stamp Collecting World Comes To Light In MAURITIUS
by Jade Kops - Jul 16, 2017

Mystery and manipulation come together as the fight for the 'crown jewels of stamp collecting' plays out in Theresa Rebeck's MARUITIUS. (more...)

Joe's Pub Presents the Premiere of CHAMPAGNE JERRY'S CLUBHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Champagne Jerry's Clubhouse is a brand new, semi-regular show wherein Champagne Jerry is your host at a party where he and a bunch of featured artists: comedians, musicians, and people who just like champagne hang out doing the best performances you've ever seen in your life. (more...)

THE WIRE Cast Performs ANTIGONE IN FERGUSON in Brooklyn This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

NYC Department of Veteran's Services Public Artist in Residence (PAIR) Bryan Doerries and Theater of War Productions will engage diverse audiences in a meditation on racism, violence, and social justice by bringing together leading actors from The Wire for a dramatic reading of scenes from Sophocles' Antigone - an ancient Greek tragedy exploring what takes place when personal conviction and the law clash, and violence ensues - in an event called 'Antigone in Ferguson' at Howard Playground, connected to BPL's Brownsville Branch, on today, July 15, 2017 from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. (more...)

16th Street Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season Continues with Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the premiere of Minita Gandhi's MUTHALAND directed by HEIDI STILLMAN, August 31 - October 7, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, September 7 @ 7:30 PM.  Link to press photos here https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9HDkygjZoH9c1h5Q2lPbGJXM28 (more...)

JAW: A Playwrights Festival Full Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The 19th annual JAW: A Playwrights Festival is Portland's chance to preview spanking new scripts while they're still in development, enjoy a host of Press Play performances and dig deeper with Community Artist Labs presented by JAW featured artists. The JAW Big Weekend is July 28-30 in various locations at The Armory. JAW is always FREE and open to the public. More information about JAW is available at www.pcs.org/jaw. (more...)

Abramorama Rolls Out National Theatrical Tour for Turn It Around
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Abramorama will kick off the national film tour of TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK with a week long run at the IFC Center in New York City on July 28, 2017 and exclusive one night only showings and week long runs in cities across North America in tandem with Green Day's Revolution Radio World Tour. (more...)

Abramorama Rolls Out National Theatrical Tour for TURN IT AROUND: The Story of East Bay Punk
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Abramorama will kick off the national film tour of TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK with a week long run at the IFC Center in New York City on July 28, 2017 and exclusive one night only showings and week long runs in cities across North America in tandem with Green Day's Revolution Radio World Tour. More than 60 theaters have already been booked with more to come.  See below for the current list and check  https://eastbaypunk.com/  for regular updates.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Il Divo's David Miller Gets Ready to Hit High Notes on the High Seas
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 13, 2017

With 30 million album sales, over 50 number one records, 160 gold and platinum awards in over 33 countries and four groundbreaking world tours, Il Divo has already achieved unparalleled success across the land. In 2017, they set out to conquer sea. (more...)

NYC Public Artist in Residence Expands Work to Include Projects on Domestic Violence, Homelessness and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Veterans' Services today announced new projects as part of Bryan Doerries' evolving two-year appointment as a NYC Public Artist in Residence (PAIR), a City initiative to enhance civic services through artistic practice. Expanding on their current work through PAIR of presenting theater projects to nurture a deeper understanding of issues facing veterans, Doerries and his company, Theater of War Productions, will partner with City agencies and community organizations-including the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence (OCDV) and the Mayor's Action Plan for Neighborhood Safety-to present new projects that address domestic violence, neighborhood violence, homelessness, and more. Working with veterans, military, and civilian communities, the company will also continue to broaden programs focused on veterans' affairs, police and community relations, racial injustice, gun violence, and mental health. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for Alan Ayckbourn's New Play THE DIVIDE at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Old Vic today gives a sneak preview of what's to come in 2018 at The Old Vic during its bicentenary. The Divide, a new play by Alan Ayckbourn, will open at The Old Vic on 3 February 2018 with previews from 30 January 2018, following its premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival this summer. (more...)

The Capitol Theatre Presents Art Garfunkel this January
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Capitol Theatre presents Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up on Saturday, January 13 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10 am. This will be Garfunkel's first concert at the Capitol Theatre since his sold-out date in 2014. (more...)

THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.    (more...)

The Soap Factory Presents COMMON ROOM, The Silent Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

In an increasingly frenetic world, Common Room carves out an island of quietude with this walking tour. The Silent Tour explores our relation to each other and our surroundings without words-how does this change our experience of our world, how challenging is it to be silent, can we even not communicate? (more...)

Further Details Announced for d:mic DANCE FEST!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Yvonne Ng, the Artistic Director of the dance: made in canada/fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac), was awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation's prestigious 2017 Muriel Sherrin Award for contributing to the cultural life of Toronto through outstanding achievement just this past May. (more...)

BWW Review: Captivating HEISENBERG Lands at the Taper
by Don Grigware - Jul 10, 2017

After a successful run in New York, off and on Broadway, Simon Stephens' curiously captivating Heisenberg takes a bow at the MTF through August 6 with its two stars Denis Arndt and Mary-Louise Parker still on board. The time is the present. Alex Priest (Arndt) and Georgie Burns (Parker) meet by accident - or do they? - in a train station in London. She starts chatting a mile a minute as he listens practically in complete Silence. Both are terribly lonely souls, as it turns out. At first glance, Georgie tells Alex that she is an assassin and laughs if off claiming to be a waitress. Later she confesses to being a receptionist in a school. He truthfully tells her he's a butcher. She had a brief unhappy marriage to a philanderer and had a son by (more...)

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