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Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Perform Tribute to The Venture Brothers Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Doctor Jonas Venture has used Grover Cleveland's Presidential Time Machine to go forward in time to check out how his son, Doctor (Rusty) Thaddeus Venture, has progressed with the family legacy, only to discover that Rusty has shot it all to hell! (more...)

Maureen McVerry Brings LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Comic Actress and Bay Area favorite Maureen McVerry returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko in her critically-acclaimed solo show: LOVE WILL KICK YOUR ASS, an eclectic selection of songs celebrating love, life, loss and lyrics, - for 1 night only - Thurs. June 1, 2017 - 8:00 pm at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

Unilever Ice Cream Sweetens 2017 with New Frozen Treats
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Unilever, the world's largest ice cream company, is introducing 16 new frozen treats in 2017 across five of its brands: Breyers ; Good Humor ; Klondike ; MAGNUM Ice Cream; and Popsicle . New offerings include Breyers first-ever, non-dairy line made with almond milk; a new Simply Popsicle line made with colors and flavors from natural sources and more options that appeal to a variety of tastes and preferences from Good Humor , Klondike and MAGNUM Ice Cream. The new treats are currently available in grocery stores nationwide. (more...)

Mars Chocolate North America And Wrigley Unveil Over 30 New Product Innovations
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

At the National Confectioners Association (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, industry leaders Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley will share a unified vision of driving growth for customers through three key areas: product innovations, effective activations and selling strategies. Taking center stage at the trade show are several new flavor extensions to consumers' favorite brands, including: Extra Chewy Mints, 5 Gum Mega Packs, M&M'S Caramel Chocolate Candies, M&M' White Chocolate Candies, Skittles and Starburst Sweet Heat, SNICKERS & Hazelnut Bar and TWIX Dark Chocolate Cookie Bars. (more...)

SOJA Release New Single 'Bad News'; Announce 35+ Date National Amphitheater Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Washington DC-based global stars SOJA have released the new single 'Bad News' today at all digital music services. T (more...)

Legendary Pianist Byron Janis Releases First Album of Three Volume Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Piano legend Byron Janis releases Byron Janis Live on Tour, an album of never before released live recordings of performances by the internationally celebrated pianist. (more...)

Team Alicia's Chris Blue Named Winner of THE VOICE Season 12!
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

Chris Blue was crowned champion of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE last night, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named winner of season 12. (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Announces Lineup for 21st Annual SUNSET CONCERTS Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Skirball Cultural Center proudly presents the twenty-first season of its annual free summertime concert series, Sunset Concerts. Coinciding with the Skirball's latest exhibition, Paul Simon: Words & Music (on view through September 3), the new season draws inspiration from Paul Simon's pioneering efforts to bring world music to pop audiences while building bridges across cultures. (more...)

TheatreSquared Announces the 2017 Arkansas New Play Festival Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today unveiled the lineup of brand new plays to be featured at the ninth annual Arkansas New Play Festival, the state's flagship showcase for new American stage plays with performances at TheatreSquared in Fayetteville and at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. (more...)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd's 'Baby Got Gone' Video Premieres at CMT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The video for “Baby Got Gone,” the first single from Lay It On Down, five-time Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd's forthcoming ninth album, is premiering on TV via CMT Music and online at CMT.com. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents SUMMER JAMFEST, DRIVE: A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's annual Summer Jamfest series returns to the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm with the timeless music of Drive: A Tribute to the Cars.  (more...)

Craig Morgan & Maggie Rose Debut '4XLife' at Jeep Beach Jam
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Country music star, award-winning TV host and Army veteran Craig Morgan was joined onstage by CMT Next Women of Country artist Maggie Rose over the weekend at Panama City, Florida's Jeep Beach Jam (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords Stage their 100th Original Play Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) celebrate the end of their Sixth season of independent theatre in Greenwich Village this week with their 100th original play: 'Whatever Happened to The Red Tornado and The Rat King?' (more...)

VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Dedicates Performance to Ariana Grande & Victims of Manchester Attack on THE VOICE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The singer dedicated her performance to Ariana Grande and everyone who experienced the horrific attack on Monday in Manchester, England. 'Our hearts are with you,' she shared. (more...)

Czech Artists to Offer Diverse Programme of Culture at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Beyond
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Since 2008, the Czech Centre have been committed to bringing the best of Czech live performance to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; in 2017, they will be creating further partnerships and deeper relationships with Scottish art organisations through a whole season of exhibitions and live art. (more...)

FAULTY TOWERS THE DINING EXPERIENCE London Residency Extended to December
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A feature of London's comedy theatre scene since 2012, this fabulous show in London's Covent Garden is now booking Six lunch and dinner performances ever week until mid-December 2017; tickets beyond that date will be on sale shortly. Also new: price packages that include signed souvenirs and cast photo opportunities. (more...)

McKnight Theater Artist Fellows present WORKS IN PROGRESS 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

17 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows Sonya Berlovitz (costume design), Thomasina Petrus (actor) and Kimberly Richardson (actor) will present selections from theatrical works in progress on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Mixed Blood Theatre. This free event is presented by the Playwrights' Center, which is taking reservations at pwcenter.org, info@pwcenter.org or 612-332-7481. Mixed Blood Theatre is located at 1501 South 4th Street in Minneapolis. (more...)

ESPN to Present Live Coverage of 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and the ESPN app will combine to present more than 15 live hours of the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee, presented by Kindle, from National Harbor, Md., on May 31 and June 1. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Present 3rd Annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

This Memorial Day, American Heroes Channel (AHC) in partnership with The Bob Woodruff Foundation, The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and Got Your Six, honors our nation's heroes with the third annual SALUTE TO SACRIFICE event. (more...)

NBC Sports Presents Live Coverage of PREFONTAINE CLASSIC TRACK & FIELD This Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents live coverage of the 2017 PREFONTAINE CLASSIC TRACK & FIELD from Portland, Ore., beginning this Friday, May 26, at 11 p.m. ET on NBCSN (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - HBO Reveals Official Trailer for GAME OF THRONES Season 7
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

HBO has unveiled the official trailer for the highly anticipated seventh season of the award-winning show. The series premieres July 16 on HBO. Get a first look below! (more...)

Teatro Vista Transfers Smash Hit LA HAVANA MADRID to The Miracle Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Buenas noticias!  If you couldn't get a ticket during its sold-out run at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, Teatro Vista is transferring its current smash hit La Havana Madrid for two additional weekends of performances at The Miracle Center, 2311 N. Pulaski Rd., in Chicago's Hermosa neighborhood.  (more...)

The Broadway League 2017 LEAGUE AWARDS Honor Excellence in Broadway Touring
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced on Tuesday, May 16 during the Broadway League's 2017 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico School of Dance Announces 2017 Summer Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, announces this year's Ballet Hispánico School of Dance 2017 Summer Programs. (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

BWW Review: Ebony Rep's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to Miss
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2017

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its successful Broadway run in an out-and-out stellar revival at Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the summer party you don't want to miss! (more...)

A&E to Present Documentaries BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. and WHO KILLED TUPAC? This June
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the definitive documentary BIGGIE: THE LIFE OF NOTORIOUS B.I.G. as the inaugural project airing under the recently relaunched 'Biography' banner (more...)

Ensemble Connect Performs Outside Carnegie Hall This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

  Musicians from Ensemble Connect will perform as part of Yellow Barn's pop up concert outside Carnegie Hall on Seventh Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets on Friday, May 26 from 12:45-2:30 p.m. The concert is part of a 10-day tour of sidewalk, plaza, and neighborhood performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, presented by Yellow Barn, an international center for chamber music based in Vermont. The performance will take place on the Yellow Barn Music Haul, the first traveling stage of its kind built to unfold from a U-Haul truck, and features current fellows and alumni of Ensemble Connect alongside Yellow Barn musicians. Click this link for more information on tour dates, participating musicians, and repertoire. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil to Debut CRYSTAL this December
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to venture into uncharted territory with its brand new creation, Cirque du Soleil Crystal, exploring the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time. (more...)

CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Seattle's Paramount Theatre from June 13 - 25. (more...)

THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Contract Extension for Music Director Thierry Fischer Through 2021-22 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham and Board Chair Dave Petersen today announced an extension of Thierry Fischer's contract as Utah Symphony Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season, for an additional three years. Mr. Fischer was named Music Director in September 2009, and his first full season in this role was the Utah Symphony's 2011-12 season. (more...)

BWW Review: The Queen of Broadway, Audra McDonald Returns to Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre
by Katherine Damisch - May 23, 2017

Audra McDonald, the reigning Queen of Broadway, is a woman who needs no introduction in the theatre community. This is probably why the seats at the Steppenwolf Theatre were packed Monday evening with audience members who clung silently to her every word, laughed heartily at every joke, and exploded with applause and ovations at every possibility. (more...)

After Much Anticipation, Wacky Wafers' are Back!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

After Six long years of waiting, Wacky Wafers are back in their original packaging, flavors and size! Consumers' years of begging, pleading and offering bribes have finally paid off. As with all LEAF's products, the company wanted to make sure Wacky Wafers were just like consumers remembered them; the big silver-dollar sized wafers, that invigorating smell of watermelon, orange, green apple, strawberry and banana and that perfect "crack" sound as you break them in your mouth. Did we leave anything out? (more...)

SUDDENLY THE STORM to Make Cape Town Premiere at the Baxter Flipside
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Nominated for Six Naledi Theatre awards, the Baxter Theatre Centre presents the Market Theatre's production of Suddenly the Storm, during Youth month. (more...)

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra to Present 77th Annual Festival Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 2016-17 season was one to be applauded. After such an exciting year of music education and performances, the talented musicians will perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, June 4 at 3 p.m. in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

THE TEMPEST, Bach and More Among Sarasota Music Festival's Week One Highlights
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Sarasota Music Festival is a program of the Sarasota Orchestra, college-age student participants in the Sarasota Music Festival (SMF) attend master classes and coaching sessions, participate in the SMF orchestra, create outreach concerts for the local community and perform chamber music. (more...)

WAM Theatre's Fresh Takes Reading Series to Continue with THE DROLL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with The Droll by Meg Miroshnik at 3:30 pm on Sunday, June 4 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven will direct, and acclaimed local professional actor and theatre educator Jennie M. Jadow is co-producing and will be reading one of the roles. (more...)

Erik Ehn's QUIET HOUSE to Play Planet Connections This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Erik Ehn's Quiet House directed by Glory Kadigan premieres June 23 at the 2017 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (The Festivity runs June 12 - July 9 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC). (more...)

Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators Face Off in Eastern Conference Final Game 6 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sidney Crosby and the defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins can advance to their second consecutive Stanley Cup Final with a Game 6 win against Erik Karlsson and the Ottawa Senators tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Pittsburgh leads the Eastern Conference Final 3-2. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. (more...)

Iration Releases New Single 'Fly With Me' / Debuts at No. 1 on iTunes Reggae Songs
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

As they prepare to spend the summer on tour with Slightly Stoopid, reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION released a brand new single 'Fly With Me' this past Friday (May 19) as a special treat for their fans. (more...)

THE TONIGHT SHOW Lengthens Its Key-Demo Lead, Wins the Week in Adults, Men & Women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has finished #1 for the late-night ratings week of May 15-19 versus its ABC and CBS time-period competition in every key demographic – adults, men and women 18-34; adults, men and women 18-49; and adults, men and women 25-54 – while delivering a Six-week high in adult 18-49 rating, according to “live plus same day” results from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Joan Osborne, Isaac Mizrahi and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces Joan Osborne with a program of Bob Dylan songs, Ireland's Folk Band of the Year The High Kings, Isaac Mizrahi brings his show "Does This Song Make Me Look Fat?" to City Winery and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, May 25 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Crested Butte Music Festival Kicks Off Season with Fiddler Mark O'Connor, NYC DJ Johnny Dynell, and Vocal Concerts
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) in the picturesque mountains of Colorado kicks off its 21st season with the first performances of the summer. CBMF's season, entitled “Identity Unmasked,” will explore identity and its revelation or masking. The Crested Butte Opera Studio vocalists showcase their artistry in a recital on June 23; Famed NYC DJ and club impresario Johnny Dynell  leads a night of masked dancing on June 24; Members of the Crested Butte Opera Studio will present Cabaret Bleu, an evening of music from the American Songbook on June 27; Mark O'Connor – perhaps the greatest fiddler of all time – offers two concerts with his family on June 28 and 29; and the Swallow Hill Bluegrass Kids Camp offers five days of immersive music instruction. (more...)

Comic Ellyn Daniels' Brings Solo Show to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Stand-up comic, writer, actor and model Ellyn Daniels makes her debut at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival this June with her new show 'Emotional Terrorism'. This one woman stand-up show takes the audience on an intoxicating journey from Orlando to Togo, ballet to bulimia, the runways of Paris to blacking out in Hollywood mansions and sitting on the precipice of suicide, to finding salvation through stand-up comedy. Daniels puts a hilarious spin on her unapologetic, soul-bearing tale of one girl's journey from humiliation to liberation. 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival participant, 'Emotional Terrorism', presented by Aloysius Productions and directed by Desmond Devenish (actor/director/producer/writer and founder of Gunnison Galaxy, a creative collective), with Six performances at The Actors Company (Let Live Theater) in West Hollywood from June 4 - 24. (more...)

SWAN LAKE Principal Casting Announced! Six Debuts, Heather Ogden Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for Swan Lake with Six exciting debuts. Celebrating its 140th anniversary, Swan Lake closes the National Ballet's 65th anniversary season at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, June 15 - 25, 2017. (more...)

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE to Feature Dances by Feld, Careless and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Eliot Feld's KIDS DANCE, called 'a New York City treasure' by The New York Times, makes its annual visit to The Joyce for Six performances, June 8-11.   The remarkably poised, scrupulously schooled, and impeccably rehearsed whiz-kids, numbering 60, ages 11-17, will delight audiences young and old with Feld classics Meshugana Dance and The Jig is Up, along with two Feld works created especially for Kids Dance: Upside Dance and the new Pointing, a premiere for four young ladies en pointe.  (more...)

RELATIVITY Adds A Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of (more...)

The Happy Together Tour to Return to Mayo Center This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Celebrate the best music of the Sixties and seventies when The Happy Together Tour returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

European Literature Night to Land at Bohemian National Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

European Literature Night (ELN) comes to Bohemian National Hall in New York City on June 2 from 7-10pm, with actors performing a curated selection of passages from fifteen exceptional literary works of fiction and poetry from across the European continent. The selected books will be available in a book fair along with other international titles. (more...)

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