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deadmau5 Reveals First Episode of YouTube Series for Cube 2.1 as well as VIP Packages for 'lots of shows in a row' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

With the start of his 'lots of shows in a row' tour about a month away, major international electronic musician deadmau5 has today (2/24) revealed the first of Six behind-the-scenes videos with YouTube Music for Cube 2.1. The new video showcases deadmau5 and crew creatively developing his updated, custom-built cube--a kinetic version of his previous cube with many enhancements--at Tait in the middle of Amish Country, Pennsylvania (Lititz, PA). Standing at 17 ft. tall, 20 ft. wide and 31 ft. deep, making it larger than its predecessors, Cube 2.1 features internal robots that push the sides of the cube--consisting of state-of-the-art LED panels--up and around while projecting brand new graphics.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ted Hearne's Digital-Age Oratorio THE SOURCE at SF Opera Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

SF Opera Lab presents composer Ted Hearne's universally acclaimed digital-age oratorio The Source, drawn from the contents of Chelsea Manning's WikiLeaks release and called 'some of the most expressive socially engaged music in recent memory-from any genre' by Pitchfork. Previously performed in New York City and Los Angeles, the Six performances of The Source this weekend, February 24-26, and March 1-3, 2017 at the Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater open Season Two of San Francisco Opera's SF Opera Lab programming. Scroll down for a first look at the production! (more...)

Broadway San Jose Announces 2017–18 Season, including the RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced today the Six productions that will comprise the lineup for its 2017-18 season -- Broadway's under the sea spectacular DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID (September 26-October 1, 2017), the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (November 13-19, 2017), Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (January 23-28, 2018), Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I (February 20-25, 2018), Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, LOVE NEVER DIES (March 13-18, 2018), and the breathtaking smash-hit musical FINDING NEVERLAND (April 17-22, 2018). The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS (June 5-10, 2018) returns to San Jose by popular demand as a special season add-on.  (more...)

Casting Announced for Las Vegas' Sexiest New Smash: MAGIC MIKE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The search is over! Following a nationwide man-hunt, casting for the highly-anticipated production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is now finalized. Inspired by the ever-popular Magic Mike film franchise and conceived by the film's star Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS will feature 13 of the hottest and most talented males from around the country. Preview performances for the sizzling production will begin on Thursday, March 30 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inside of the mythic Club Domina. The show will celebrate its official opening night on Friday, April 21. (more...)

Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation … (more...)

The Wallis Presents the West Coast Debut of Filter Theatre's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two worlds collide in Filter Theatre's infectiously funny and irreverent take on Twelfth Night, Shakespeare's lyrical comedy of romance, satire and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) Complete Works Festival, Filter Theatre's Twelfth Night combines dynamic narrative drive with a dynamic rock 'n' roll score played live onstage. Performances begin Tuesday, March 14 and it will perform through Sunday, March 19. (more...)

PRIME Announces A Conspiracy Laden 24-Hour New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

After its smashingly trippy debut production in November, PRIME is back with a brand new festival of Six original theatrical works. The Classified Show: A 24-Hour Conspiracy Festival will kick off at 8 p.m. April 8 in The Southampton Church (4716 Macklind Avenue). Tickets are $15 at the door. (more...)

Liesl Tommy to Direct PASS OVER at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces acclaimed director Liesl Tommy, who received a Tony nomination for her direction of Eclipsed by Danai Gurira on Broadway, will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. The cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill and Cliff Chamberlain with one remaining role to be announced. (more...)

BWW Review: Courage Fights For Kindness In First Stage World Premiere ROBIN HOOD
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 24, 2017

Enjoy an adventurous trip with First Stage and their singing Troubadour through the 14th century Sherwood Forest. In a collaboration with playwrights Joe Foust and John Maclay, Jeff Frank directs the world premiere Robin Hood--- complete with thrilling stage combat from the legendary anti-hero. This courageous Robin Hood 'asked for donations' from the English Elite at the point of his sword, collected and then contributed to the poor surrounding him in England. Among Robin's following where those, merry men and women who wanted to participate in as Maclay says, 'a rebellion against greed and corruption' in an attempt to right the wrongs in their world. Frank, Foust and Maclay turn the stage into Robin Hood's playground through Jody Sekas' stage design and Melissa Torchia's costume design, which allows an extremely fluid and fast paced production. Geoffrey, a young performer Jeff Burns from the Sherwood Forest cast, sings and strums Musical Director Jeff Schaetzke's original ballads playing the roving troubadour. His idiosyncratic lyrics make the audience laugh, as does the often contemporary, tongue in cheek humor throughout the play-often hilarious. While actor Dominique Worsley embodies a fierce, yet sympathetic Robin, Maclay's Sheriff of Nottingham and Foust's incomparable Archbishop of York stir their own brand of extraordinary humor and strength trying to capture 'the Hood.' (more...)

Lex-Ham Community Band Celebrates 25th Anniversary with BANDWIDTH 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Lex-Ham Community Band will continue its celebration of its 25th anniversary with BandWidth 2017, set for Sunday, April 30, 12:00 to 5:45 p.m., at the Landmark Center, 75 West 5th Street, in downtown Saint Paul.  The event will showcase community-based bands from around the Twin Cities.  The event is hosted by the Lex-Ham Community Band of Saint Paul. (more...)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Will Dazzle Audiences Next Month at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play Miller Auditorium for a limited engagement from March 24-26, 2017. (more...)

Season 2 of MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY to Premiere on Disney XD 3/11
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, the action-packed, animated space adventure following a ragtag band of disparate misfits, will debut its second season with a one-hour telecast featuring back-to-back episodes, SATURDAY, MARCH 11 (more...)

BRIGHT STAR, THE WONDER YEARS THE MUSICAL, and More Announced for North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South are proud to announce the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature classics people know and love, as well as sensational new productions. (more...)

WAM Theatre Announces First 2017 Fresh Takes Play Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

WAM Theatre is delighted to announce that their 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series will begin with The Flora and Fauna by Alyson Mead, winner of the Arizona-based Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre New Work Contest.  The play chronicles the celebrations and challenges of a female friendship that spans almost 30 years. Additionally, this opening reading of the Fresh Takes Series will be a partnership with the Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, with a portion of the box office proceeds from the reading going to the Festival. (more...)

Ramsey Streams New Self-Titled EP Album Online In Its Entirety
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Los Angeles indie electronic artist/writer/producer Ramsey has released her brand new self-titled EP via FACTION Entertainment/KOBALT today on all platforms online at http://fanlink.to/RamseyEP. (more...)

Immersive SEEING YOU Begins Performances in May Underneath The High Line
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Seeing You, a new immersive experience, has been announced for a limited Six-week engagement beginning May 2, 2017 underneath The High Line at 450 W 14th Street in New York City.  Tickets are now on-sale at SeeingYou.NYC. (more...)

BWW Blog: Clarissa Moon - THEatre ACCELERATOR Part 4: The Wisdom of Van Kaplan
by Guest Blogger: Clarissa Moon - Feb 24, 2017

Van Kaplan is a man of many talents. His producing credits include award-winning Broadway shows such as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, ON YOUR FEET, EVITA, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and MATILDA. Van is also on the board of the Broadway League and is the executive producer of Pittsburgh CLO. We had the honor of speaking with Van on day three of the THEatre ACCELERATOR. Here are some of Van's key points:  (more...)

New Jersey Performing Arts Center Presents AN EVENING WITH GILBERTO SANTA ROSA in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Gilberto Santa Rosa. Known internationally as "El Caballero de la Salsa" ("The Gentleman of Salsa"), this GRAMMY-winning vocalist and bandleader was recently crowned "Tropical Music Artist of the Decade" by Billboard. Friday, April 21, 2017 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. (more...)

WAITRESS Welcomes Chris Diamantopoulos in the Role of Dr. Pomatter Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that on March 31, TV star Chris Diamantopoulos will star opposite Sara Bareilles as Dr. Pomatter, who inspires expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson to create an "I Wanna Play Doctor with my Gynecologist" pie. (more...)

The New York Musical Festival Announces Initial Lineup for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) announced today the initial lineup for 2017 NYMF. Among the shows announced in the lineup are the Next Link Project musical selections, as well as invited production selections. Now in its fourteenth year, the 2017 Festival will take place July 10th through August 6th at locations around midtown Manhattan in New York City. Dan Markley serves as NYMF Executive Director & Producer and Rachel Sussman serves as Director of Programming & Artist Services. (more...)

Individual Tickets Now On Sale for THE ROLLING STONES' EXHIBITIONISM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, sold out its limited time early bird offer due to strong demand.  Individual tickets are now on sale to the general public today, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

BWW Preview: HUMAN ABSTRACT at Louisville Ballet
by Keith Waits - Feb 24, 2017

'Collaboration' has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company. (more...)

Off Broadway West Theatre Company Opens WITHOUT MERCY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Off Broadway West Theatre Company ('OBWTC') proudly announces the Opening Night of their world premiere production Patricia Milton's new play, Without Mercy, opening February 24 and closing March 25.  This play is not to be missed as it concerns the controversial and sensitive subject of capital punishment. (more...)

SentinelOne Brings Award-Winning Endpoint Protection to Japan with Strategic Investment from ITOCHU Technology Ventures
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

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Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps Challenge Skills
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

On a daily basis, Xcelerate Nike Lacrosse Camps challenge campers in a positive, respectful, and fun-filled summer camp environment, enabling them to build confidence, experience success, and showcase their newfound skills. (more...)

BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Everyman Theatre - An Ambitious Undertaking
by Charles Shubow - Feb 24, 2017

Charles Dickens gigantic novel put on stage is a challenging experience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kaleb Wells as Roger in RENT on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Feb 24, 2017

With the 20th Anniversary of RENT currently touring North America, audiences are enjoying this production that is close to the original Broadway production. Kalab Wells plays Roger who struggles with his own personal demons as he follows his dreams. Wells is living his dreams as he portrays Roger during this production. (more...)


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Additional Instructors Announces For Two Week IJ Summer Ballet Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Following the announcement earlier this year of the inaugural season of the IJ Summer Ballet Intensive, founders Irina Paradnaya and Jared G. Lillyhave announced additional instructors - repetiteurs - rounding out what is sure to be an extraordinary opportunity for advanced students and aspiring professionals to learn and perform roles from the classical ballet repertory of the Bolshoi Ballet, the world's most acclaimed ballet company.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - BBC America's RIPPER STREET Returns for Final Season 3/8
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

BBC AMERICA's critically-acclaimed co-production, RIPPER STREET, returns for a fifth and final season with Six episodes on Wednesday, March 8 at 11/10c. (more...)

TGI Fridays Names Lauren Flintham as Greatest Bartender in the World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

TGI Fridaysbartender, Lauren Flintham of Limassol, Cyprus was declared the Greatest Bartender in the World at the Fridays World Bartender Championship. Flintham poured, mixed and flipped her way to the top, earning her title among the elite bartenders. This year's winner is the second female in a row to take home the honor. (more...)

HouseLogic Helps Homeowners Get the Most from Filing their Taxes
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Circlesnake Productions at The Tarragon Workspace Presents SLIP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Circlesnake examines memory loss, identity, and storytelling in the remount of its critically acclaimed mystery Slip, running March 24rd to April 2nd at The Tarragon Theatre Workspace, 30 Bridgman Ave. (more...)

Judah & the Lion Release New Song 'Going to Mars'
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 24, 2017

After releasing new single 'Suit And Jacket' last week, Judah & the Lion have now released a second new song, 'Going to Mars,' today, February 24th. (more...)

The Jack Daniel's Barrel House Has Arrived At The Merrywell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Last night, Jack Daniel's Barrel House launched at The Merrywell Crown Perth - kicking off a Six week almighty celebration to bring some good old Southern hospitality to Perth! (more...)

CABARET Announces Digital Lottery at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce a $25 ticket lottery for Cabaret, which will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from February 28-March 5.  (more...)

The New Pornographers' 'This is the World of the Theater' Premieres at Noisey
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

'This is the World of the Theater,” the new track from critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers' forthcoming record Whiteout Conditions, is premiering at Noisey as well as via all streaming services (more...)

Billboard Premieres Starita's Rules Feat. Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

GRAMMY® recognized music producer Michael Starita has premiered the track “Rules” featuring Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest & vocalist Trent Park via Billboard today. The song appears on Starita's debut album For The Record, coming out Fall 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Will Become an 'EGOT Performer' on Sunday's OSCARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

When WAITRESS composer and soon-to-be star Sara Bareilles sings during the "In Memoriam" segment on the Academy Awards this Sunday night, she will have the distinction of becoming an "EGOT performer" - someone who has performed on the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards ceremonies. (more...)

Natalie Douglas to Perform THE NAT PACK for Milford Arts Council's Nite Spot Nights Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the third show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season. Natalie Douglas performs the songs of Nat King Cole, Stevie Wonder, Sammy Davis, Jr., Joe Williams and many more in 'The Nat Pack' on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8 pm. Doors open at 7:15 pm. (more...)

Tickets on Sale March 2 for WICKED at Shea's This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

After breaking box office records and selling out in 2008 and 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return as a 2016-17 Special Engagement to Shea's Buffalo Theatre, May 17 - June 4, 2017 for 24 performances, presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center and Albert Nocciolino. (more...)

Audra McDonald, WEST SIDE STORY and More Headline Cincinnati Pops 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell have announced the details of the Pops' 2017-18 season, the first back in the Orchestra's home at Music Hall following an extensive renovation and transition season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

WICKED Returns to Boston This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Broadway In Boston, announced today that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Boston's most popular musical will return to the Boston Opera House. WICKED will play a limited seven week engagement June 7 - July 23, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

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The Firehall Arts Centre Welcomes the World Premiere of CIRCLE GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to produce and present the world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 20, 2017. (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

ODC Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

ODC, the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2017 Theater Season. Highlights include world premieres by David Gordon, FACT/SF, Monique Jenkinson, tinypistol, Laura Elaine Ellis and Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, and West Coast premieres by Kate Weare Company and The Foundry. Additional season highlights include remounts of seminal works by Joanna Haigood and RAWdance. (more...)

Local Actor Phil Elam to Light Up the Stage in LILIES OF THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

After winning Six honors at a variety of national and international film festivals with his debut producing effort, 'SWING LOW,' Detroit native Phil Elam is taking to the stage to play his most personally inspired role as the lead in the stage production of the beloved film, 'Lilies of the Field.' (more...)

Antaeus Theatre Company Inaugurates Glendale Home with CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company inaugurates the newly completed Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center, the company's new home in the City of Glendale, with a fully partner-cast production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. Opening nights (one for each cast) are set for March 23 and March 24, with low-priced previews beginning March 16. Cameron Watson directs Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece that was the playwright's personal favorite. (more...)

CABARET at Fox Cities PAC Announces Digital Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce a $25 ticket lottery for Cabaret, which will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from February 28-March 5.  (more...)

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