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Sentence Magic Language Programs Now Available at Audible.comSentence Magic Language Programs Now Available at Audible.com
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2015

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THESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonTHESE PAPER BULLETS!, Featuring Music by Billie Joe Armstrong, to Open Geffen Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Geffen Playhouse announces the West Coast premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS! A Modish Ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing to open the 2015/2016 Geffen Playhouse season in the Gil Cates Theater. Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Emmy Award nominated writer Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Boardwalk Empire) with songs by Grammy Award winner Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong and staged by Jackson Gay. THESE PAPER BULLETS! was commissioned by Yale Repertory Theatre where it premiered in 2014. (more...)

Review Roundup: NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens at Radio City Music HallReview Roundup: NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens at Radio City Music Hall
by Review Roundups - Mar 27, 2015

The brand new, awe-inspiring theatrical New York Spring Spectacular, which is jointly produced by Madison Square Garden Entertainment and Weinstein Live Entertainment, opens tonight, March 26, 2015 and runs through May 3, 2015 at Radio City Music Hall. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Recap: Marry Me a Little, Love Me Just Enough on SCANDALBWW Recap: Marry Me a Little, Love Me Just Enough on SCANDAL
by Jennifer McHugh - Mar 27, 2015

A gay wedding at a Republican White House? If anyone was still wondering if this show was fiction, we just got our answer. Yes, Cyrus and Michael's magical day gets pushed up by Olivia to once again hide, you guessed it, a scandal. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESARPhoto Flash: First Look at A Noise Within's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with two new productions: William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar now through May 8 (press opening this weekend, March 28) and The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation now through May 17. While both plays spoke to the times in which they were first produced - Weimar Germany and Elizabethan England, respectively - they also speak to this season's theme of REVOLUTION, most especially from a socio-political point of view. Scroll down for a first look at JULIUS CAESAR onstage! (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre UCF's Talented Cast Makes Difficult NINE Compelling TheatreBWW Review: Theatre UCF's Talented Cast Makes Difficult NINE Compelling Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 26, 2015

A musical with Italian opera-inspired songs about a philandering middle-aged film director with writer's block, and the dozens of women that influence his life and work, does not seem like an obvious choice for a college theatre program to undertake. However, under the direction of Earl D. Weaver (who also choreographed), Theatre UCF sinks its collective teeth into the neurotic, misogynistic, and childish mind of Guido Contini in NINE, running through March 29th. This seven-time Tony-winning musical is based on the semi-autobiographical film '8˝' by Italian director Federico Fellini. The cast of 21 women, one man, and four boys creates an evocative world that seems to hover in the realm between fantasy and reality; much like many of Fellini's films. With striking talent, breath-taking design, and artistic vision, Theatre UCF succeeds where many professional companies would (and have) faltered; despite its unsettling premise, NINE is a joyful reminder of the power of young talent in the arts. (more...)

A YOUNG BLACK STRANGER IN PARADISE by Melvin is Now AvailableA YOUNG BLACK STRANGER IN PARADISE by Melvin is Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

'A Young Black Stranger in Paradise' (published by Xlibris UK) is a true story about a young daring African-American boy growing to man hood in the 1950s through the 1960s. Author Melvin takes readers back through time to see the challenges people faced during those times and how he and many others rose to the occasion despite the dangers around them. (more...)

OWN Announces New Original Programming & MoreOWN Announces New Original Programming & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today two new series joining its primetime lineup, in addition to new seasons and episodes of its popular returning series, and a star-studded lineup for its fifth season of “Oprah's Master Class.” (more...)

2015 Nano Composite Zirconia Industry Analysis For Global and Chinese Regions Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com2015 Nano Composite Zirconia Industry Analysis For Global and Chinese Regions Now Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

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Kelrik Productions Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/10 - 5/10Kelrik Productions Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/10 - 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

SWEENEY TODD, the Tony Award-winning musical, sails into the Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal April 10 to May 10, 2015. Based on a version of SWEENEY TODD by Christopher Bond, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, it's a tragicomic tale of murder, mayhem, and meat pies. (more...)

3rd Annual Cherry Orchard Festival to Present Vakhtangov Theatre's SMILE AT US, OH LORD, 6/5-73rd Annual Cherry Orchard Festival to Present Vakhtangov Theatre's SMILE AT US, OH LORD, 6/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Following their triumphant, sold-out New York engagement last spring, the Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia returns with a new theatrical masterpiece Smile At Us, Oh Lord, based on the novels of Lithuanian-born Israeli writer Grigory Kanovich and directed by Rimas Tuminas (Eugene Onegin). Presented by The Cherry Orchard Festival Foundation (www.CherryOrchardFestival.org), Smile At Us, Oh Lord will play 4 performances at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street): June 5th at 8pm, June 6th at 2pm and 8pm and June 7th at 2pm. Tickets are $45-$150. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Chris Lemmon of JACK LEMMON RETURNS (Part One)BWW Interviews: Chris Lemmon of JACK LEMMON RETURNS (Part One)
by Cary Ginell - Mar 25, 2015

After last Sunday's matinee performance of Jack Lemmon Returns, we met his son Chris Lemmon in the green room at the Rubicon Theatre Company to talk about the show, his father, and his memories of growing up with a legend. This is the first of a two-part article. (more...)

APAC Sets Cast for Upcoming Production of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGAPAC Sets Cast for Upcoming Production of Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), will be presenting Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The musical will be choreographed by Misha Shields, musical directed by Ming Aldrich-Gan and directed by APAC's Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The musical begins on Thursday, April 30, 2015 and continues through Saturday, May 23, 2015. APAC's performance venue is located at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@ 30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. (more...)

International Day of Happiness Founder Reflects on Third Successful International Day of Happiness:International Day of Happiness Founder Reflects on Third Successful International Day of Happiness:
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

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BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Serves Up World Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORYBWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Serves Up World Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORY
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 23, 2015

In playwright Kimber Lee's hushed yet absorbing sushi-making drama TOKYO FISH STORY---now having its World Premiere production at Costa Mesa's Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory through March 29---centuries of painstaking tradition are... well, rapidly showing its age against the progress of modern times. Can both harmoniously co-exist? Directed with poetic beauty by Bart DeLorenzo, the play is a subtle yet engagingly universal drama that is also a 90-minute love letter to the intricate art of making sushi. (more...)

Life of Theater Patriarch A.W. CHAFFIN To Be CelebratedLife of Theater Patriarch A.W. CHAFFIN To Be Celebrated
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 23, 2015

Members of the Nashville theater community will gather today to lay to rest - and celebrate the thriving legacy - of A.W. 'Big John' Chaffin, the founder of Music City's first professional theater company and the patriarch of one of the first families of Tennessee theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stellar TWINTASTIC at the El Portal One More WeekendBWW Reviews: Stellar TWINTASTIC at the El Portal One More Weekend
by Don Grigware - Mar 23, 2015

Actors/singers Eddie and Anthony Edwards, identical twins originally from Burbank, Ca, have been doing singing impressions for the last 30 years. In their renowned Vegas-style show entitled Twintastic, which tours much of the east coast and Canada, Anthony creates mostly male celebrities and Eddie, the females. Eddie's most popular divas are Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand and Cher. In their new show for 2015, currently onstage at the El Portal in NoHo through March 29 only, he does not do Midler, but adds Celine Dion to his regular roster of Barbra and Cher. These vocal impressions, apart from incorporating incredible wigs, makeup and costumes, employ Eddie's and Anthony's actual voices - that's right, there is no lip-syncing, they are doing their own singing... and their vocals... are amazingly precise and on.target. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Steve Grand's ALL AMERICAN BOY is Earnest, Relatable CountryBWW CD Reviews: Steve Grand's ALL AMERICAN BOY is Earnest, Relatable Country
by David Clarke - Mar 23, 2015

Following the success of his debut single 'All American Boy,' Steve Grand began working on his debut album of the same title. Raising over $325,000, his album is currently the third most funded project in Kickstarter's history. Tomorrow, March 25, 20115, the stellar game-changing country album ALL AMERICAN BOY will be available for purchase. (more...)

Paula Deen Premieres on EVINE Live Selling Exclusive Food and Pantry ProductsPaula Deen Premieres on EVINE Live Selling Exclusive Food and Pantry Products
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - EVINE Live Inc. (NASDAQ: EVLV), a digital commerce company (evine.com), will debut Paula Deen's Kitchen on Thursday, March 25th, 2015. Fans will also have an opportunity to interact with Paula and her family in live Google+ Hangouts online. Paula Deen, a culinary icon who has authored 14 cookbooks that have sold more than 11 million copies, is bringing her Southern charm to EVINE Live along with a fabulous collection of exclusive food and pantry products, plus delicious, mouth-watering recipes. (more...)

Sugar Ray, Eve 6 Among Under The Sun Summer 2015 Line-UpSugar Ray, Eve 6 Among Under The Sun Summer 2015 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Under The Sun, the hugely popular summer tour celebrating the golden age of alternative pop rock 'n' roll, returns with a star-studded festival line-up featuring Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker, and Eve 6. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LAUREN STANFORD Attempts Channeling the Legendary Helen Morgan at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: LAUREN STANFORD Attempts Channeling the Legendary Helen Morgan at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Mar 22, 2015

Lauren Stanford (who won the MetroStar Singing Competition at the Metropolitan Room in 2013) has convincingly done herself up to look like the legendary Helen Morgan in her new show, More Than You Know, which she introduced at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in late October and brought to 54 Below this past Friday night. Stanford's presentation is 2/3 singing and 1/3 biography. Research is evident; specific adds color. The use of framed photographs and several conjectured telephone calls is effective (the actress listens). Vocals don't emulate Morgan's controlled vibrato, but Stanford has sufficient musical feel for the period to make mimicry unnecessary. Her uneven contralto can add feeling to a song rather than diminishing it. There are, however, other issues. (more...)

First Day of Spring Forecast: Deep Freeze; 23rd Annual Rita's Italian Ice GiveawayFirst Day of Spring Forecast: Deep Freeze; 23rd Annual Rita's Italian Ice Giveaway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

TREVOSE, Pa., March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Today,Rita's Italian Ice, the world's largest Italian Ice concept with more than 600 stores, celebrates the first day of spring with its 23 rd annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway. While spring may signify warm temperatures, more than one million Rita's guests from coast to coast will experience an icy blast on March 20 with a free Italian Ice in Rita's new, limited-edition First Day of Spring cups. (more...)

MixRadio Celebrates International Day of HappinessMixRadio Celebrates International Day of Happiness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Today is International Day of Happiness and the United Nations, in partnership with MixRadio has this week brought together an army of celebs and musicians to select their happiest song. (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS - A Premier Broadway MusicalBWW Review: KINKY BOOTS - A Premier Broadway Musical
by Vickie Evans - Mar 19, 2015

'Kinky Boots' Lights Up The Blumenthal Stage In Charlotte, NC. It is sparkling, spectacular, superb, sensational...I would run out of positive adjectives to describe it. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton Come to Birdland, 4/23-25Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton Come to Birdland, 4/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club is proud to present Ms. Lisa Fischer for THREE NIGHTS ONLY, April 23-25, 2015. (more...)

TOYOTA MOTOR Launches Global Street Music Campaign, 'Feeling the Street'TOYOTA MOTOR Launches Global Street Music Campaign, 'Feeling the Street'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION announced on March 18 the launch of 'Feeling the Street,' a global street music initiative. Around the world, some of the most vibrant musical performances take place on street corners. (more...)

GOD BOX to Open 4/6 at New Rep TheatreGOD BOX to Open 4/6 at New Rep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces GOD BOX, written and performed by Antonia Lassar, and directed by Christine Hamel, April 5-19, 2015 in the Black Box Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, April 6 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Birdland Sets April 2015 Schedule: Sheila Jordan, Barbara Carroll & MoreBirdland Sets April 2015 Schedule: Sheila Jordan, Barbara Carroll & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its April 2015 schedule, featuring Sheila Jordan with the Steve Kuhn Trio, Ms. Lisa Fischer, Eliane Elias, James Carter Organ Trio, Barbara Carroll, The Beegie Adair Trio with Monica Ramey, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Boz Scaggs and Michael W. Smith Headed to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 5/20 & 6/13Boz Scaggs and Michael W. Smith Headed to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts, 5/20 & 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Today, Wells Fargo Center for the Arts announced two new performances for May and June at the Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa) featuring American singer and songwriting legend Boz Scaggs on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 8pm, and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 8pm. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR to Begin 3/22 at A Noise WithinJULIUS CAESAR to Begin 3/22 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, continues its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with two new productions: William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar March 22 to May 8 (press opening March 28) and The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's groundbreaking theatrical work in Michael Feingold's translation now through May 17. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Annie is coming to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre March 31- April 5, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. ). Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the historic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

Actor, Comedian Neil Crone Releases Memoir on Colon CancerActor, Comedian Neil Crone Releases Memoir on Colon Cancer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

TORONTO, ONTARIO - March is Colon Cancer Awareness month. Neil Crone, Canada's favourite comedian, writer and actor, best known for his role as 'Fred Tupper' in CBC's Little Mosque on the Prairie, releases his new book chronicling his experiences with colon cancer. (more...)

Operation Smile's 4th Annual Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge Raises Over $500,000Operation Smile's 4th Annual Park City Celebrity Ski & Smile Challenge Raises Over $500,000
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

PARK CITY, Utah, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Stars lent their support this weekend forOperation Smile's 4 thAnnual Celebrity Ski and Smile Challenge presented by The Nerd Machine.Chuck'sZachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski andRyan McPartlin,Chicago Fire'sTaylor Kinney,Night Shift'sScott Wolf,TV Personality, Fashion Designer and Super Mom, Brooke Burke-Charvet and husband David Charvet,Parks and Recreations'Retta, Vampire Diaries'Michael TrevinoandClaire Holt,About a Boy'sDavid Walton, Bad Judge'sTone Bell and Access Hollywood'sBilly Bush went head to head with Olympic skiers on the slopes atPark City Mountain Resortin dual slalom races to raise funds for the children's charity. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Chats Hosting 'Late Late Show', Sings Boy Band Song on THE TALKVIDEO: James Corden Chats Hosting 'Late Late Show', Sings Boy Band Song on THE TALK
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

New host of "The Late Late Show" James Corden stopped by CBS's THE TALK to chat about his early boy band days and belts out a hilarious song, 'Girl Are You Ready?' with the ladies of "The Talk." (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE is Uniquely EnjoyableBWW Reviews: Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE is Uniquely Enjoyable
by Leigh Byron - Mar 16, 2015

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery, opened Friday, March 13, at the McCarter Theater Center in Princeton, NJ, under the adroit direction of Amanda Dehnert, with a most uniquely entertaining adaptation of Conan Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Creators, Original Cast and More Bring VERY VERY ROCK SHOW to 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Creators, Original Cast and More Bring VERY VERY ROCK SHOW to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

VERY VERY is a sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption that turns Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT into a full-out rock concert. Stars -- including some of the original cast -- recently reunited to rock it out in VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Ari Silverstein to Host THE ENCORE SERIES at Cafe Noctombulo and More at Pangea RestaurantAri Silverstein to Host THE ENCORE SERIES at Cafe Noctombulo and More at Pangea Restaurant
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Ari Silverstein Hosts The Encore Series at Cafe Noctombulo in Pangea Restaurant 178 Second Ave. Between 11 and 12th Street. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere New Season of THE POOL MASTER, 4/3Animal Planet to Premiere New Season of THE POOL MASTER, 4/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Is it easy to tell the difference between what's natural and man-made? With Animal Planet's THE POOL MASTER, you hardly can. (more...)

ANTHONY W. ROGERS Announces Sophomore Album 'Wrong'ANTHONY W. ROGERS Announces Sophomore Album 'Wrong'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Musician/multi-instrumentalist Anthony W. Rogers announces the release of his second solo album entitled WRONG. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at Rep Stage - A Treat For Theater LoversBWW Reviews: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at Rep Stage - A Treat For Theater Lovers
by Charles Shubow - Mar 13, 2015

Annie Baker play is a drama class filled with theater games. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Worth Its Weight in Golden Plates - THE BOOK OF MORMONBWW Reviews: Worth Its Weight in Golden Plates - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by Amanda Finn - Mar 12, 2015

The musical that has had theatregoers buzzing since its premiere, The Book of Mormon, has finally made its way to Madison. It's a show so full of lewd behavior that one would almost have to assume it was written by the men behind the series South Park. That shock value - however - is what makes this show so unbelievably fun. (more...)

Martha Abrams Marrow Releases THE ADVENTURE OF MR. ICKETMartha Abrams Marrow Releases THE ADVENTURE OF MR. ICKET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

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BWW Review: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE Brings Old Hollywood Fun to Winter Park PlayhouseBWW Review: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE Brings Old Hollywood Fun to Winter Park Playhouse
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 12, 2015

Winter Park Playhouse prides itself on being the home of feel-good musical theatre in Central Florida, and their traditional slate of familiar titles and standard-centric revues almost always has you leaving with a Smile on your face. However, with their current show, A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, running through March 28th, the beloved theatre company has seemingly risen to a new level of satisfying warm and fuzziness. The show, which was nominated for nine Tonys in 1980, won two statues; the first for Tommy Tune (who also directed) and Thommie Walsh's choreography, while Priscilla Lopez took home the award for Best Featured Actress. With book and lyrics by Dick Vosburgh and music by Frank Lazarus, the play consists of two loosely connected, toe-tapping, side-splitting acts that pay homage to old Hollywood. Despite the show's pedigree, it is rarely ever produced, but with Michael Edwards' extremely tight direction, and the best collection of talent that I have ever seen at WPP, it makes you wonder why this musical bundle of joy isn't part of every regional theatre's repertoire. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna HayesBWW Reviews: Diversity Reigns in Cabaret Through Sublime Shows From Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes
by Billie Roe - Mar 12, 2015

When Cole Porter wrote, 'Anything Goes,' he could have easily been referring to New York cabaret circa the 2000-sies. One of the joys of attending and reviewing cabaret shows in the Big Apple these days is that every performing style, show theme, cultural perspective, political point of view, race, gender, and sexual preference is represented on a stage. Some cabaret purists may not agree, but the genre seems to have no boundaries in terms of what is acceptable and what is not. And as long as a show is entertaining, who cares about boundaries and strict definitions of what works in the art form? Here are reviews of three recent shows from Barbara Malley, Robin Kradles, and Donna Hayes that reflect the delicious diversity that is cabaret. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald, a Living LegendBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald, a Living Legend
by Guest Blogger: Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Mar 12, 2015

If there ever was a noted voice from heaven, I would have to say that this title belongs to Audra McDonald. Whenever you have the opportunity to witness an artist in a concert setting, you either fall deeper in love with them, or you are pushed away by their energy in this more intimate space. With McDonald, what you see on Broadway is what you get in person. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Janie Dee - Cabaret, Young Vic, MRS HENDERSON!BWW Interviews: Janie Dee - Cabaret, Young Vic, MRS HENDERSON!
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 11, 2015

Janie Dee is in rehearsal today for Ah, Wilderness! at the Young Vic. It was a late night after her cabaret at the Crazy Coqs - and now it's an early start. That doesn't dampen the spirits of one of the cheeriest and hardest working women in musical theatre. (more...)

Americans Oppose 'Speed Trap' Radar Cameras, But Support Red Light Cameras, Says FindLaw.com SurveyAmericans Oppose 'Speed Trap' Radar Cameras, But Support Red Light Cameras, Says FindLaw.com Survey
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

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Barbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center GalaBarbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Barbra Streisand (recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award) will present the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Robert Redford (more...)

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