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BWW Review: Mon River Arts Gets 'Serious' with LEGALLY BLONDE
by Dylan Shaffer - May 9, 2016

It's not too often that Elizabeth, Pennsylvania is fortunate enough to see real talent grace its stage. Mon River Arts' production of Legally Blonde delivers a surprisingly high-energy performance, coupled with remarkable vocals and excellent use of the Grand Theatre's space. (more...)

Roots of Creation's New LP 'Livin Free' Debuts at #1 on Billboard Reggae Chart
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The 3-disc deluxe version of Roots of Creation's latest studio album, 'Livin Free,” debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard Reggae Chart. Released April 22nd on their own label, Bombshelter Records, and distributed by ILS/Caroline/Universal Music Group, “Livin Free” marks the band's third studio release (more...)

Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: HEATHER LUNDSTEDT O'NEILL Nails LOESSER KNOWN Hits
by Don Grigware - May 24, 2016

Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser premiered at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Sunday May 22 with lovely singer Heather Lundstedt O'Neill doing the honors. Lundstedt O'Neill has a beautiful, classically trained soprano voice that she utilizes supremely, lending her an awesome range. She also possesses a wonderfully delicious sense of humor that added so very much to this, her first LA cabaret appearance. She sang lesser known as well as hit songs from the Frank Loesser Songbook and told brief stories about his family and career....but concentrated more on the singing. Joining her were The Beverly Belles, friends Tiffany and Leah for one song and also guest star Jonathan Hawkins who performed one duet with Lundstedt. Sensational musical director John Boswell was at the piano and Randy Landas on bass throughout the 75 minute set.  (more...)

The Movement Adds New Summer GOLDEN Hearts Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Responding to the success of their new album GOLDEN, The Movement added shows to their “GOLDEN Hearts Tour.” Added dates range from June 28 - July 17 with stops in Philadelphia, Nantucket, Washington, D.C. and other notable markets along the east coast. (more...)

Arts Center of Cannon County Presents Dr. Seuss' THE CAT IN THE HAT
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Not a word has been touched or added to Dr. Seuss' classic, ensuring anyone who's read the story will find themselves transported into the world they've long remembered and always imagined as Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County presents The Cat in the Hat for two Saturdays in May. (more...)

BWW Recap: Jon Snow Heads 'Home' in GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 2, 2016

Episode two of Game of Thrones just aired tonight and with it, we got a lot of what we had last week, shocking deaths and violence, but we also got the answer to everyone's burning question. Is Jon Snow really dead? The episode, entitled “Home” not only was named so because of the word being dropped quite often in dialogue, but several of our primary characters dealt with their families, identities and “homes”. I would say this is one of the closes instances we've gotten on this show of having the title actually play a key role in the total events of the narrative, but alas, it still struggled to remain thematically relevant, despite it's frequent usage.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen Zacarías on Writing, Passion for Theatre, and the World Premiere of Her Play INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH, at Milagro Theatre
by Krista Garver - May 10, 2016

This spring, Portland's Milagro Theatre, whose mission since 1985 has been to provide 'extraordinary Latino theatre, culture, and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities' is presenting the world premiere of its first commissioned play, INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH: AN ADVENTUROUS QUEST, by Karen Zacarias, based on the novel by Luis Alberto Urrea. In advance of the opening, I sat down with Zacarias to learn about her life, the play, and what she thinks about the Portland theatre scene. (more...)

Mark Rylance, Ben Whishaw Among BAFTA TV AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Nominations for The British Academy Television Awards have been announced. The awards honor the very best in Television broadcast on British screens during the preceding year. (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel to Welcome Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Sound Board, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

MotorCity Casino Hotel is proud to welcome Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Sound Board on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

National Theatre Wales to Present BEFORE I LEAVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

National Theatre Wales' next production, Before I Leave, will be a moving and uplifting production written by Patrick Jones and directed by Matthew Dunster (who directed the multi-award-winning Mametz for NTW in June 2014). It will feature covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus a new song by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, and will be performed at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. (more...)

National Theatre Wales Presents BEFORE I LEAVE, May 27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

National Theatre Wales' next production, Before I Leave, will be a moving and uplifting production written by Patrick Jones and directed by Matthew Dunster (who directed the multi-award-winning Mametz for NTW in June 2014). It will feature covers of well-known songs by artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Sex Pistols, plus a new song by Nicky Wire and James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers, and will be performed at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director David Staller on His Latest Shaw Show- WIDOWERS' HOUSES
by Nora Dominick - Mar 28, 2016

Very few directors will stick with a singular playwright for a majority of their career, but that is not the case for David Staller. Staller has worked on all 65 of George Bernard Shaw's plays and he isn't stopping yet. TACT NYC and the Gingold Theatrical Group are happy to present Shaw's very first play- WIDOWERS' HOUSES.  (more...)

BWW Review: A Sweet and Dark MATLIDA THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Mar 25, 2016

Sound problems mar an otherwise spectacular tour. (more...)

Oral Fixation's PULLING TEETH Will Leave You Smiling at Dallas City Performance Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Eager to sink your teeth into spring? Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales) has the show for you! Funnier than laughing gas and more effective than novocain, PULLING TEETH is just what the dentist ordered. Taking the Dallas City Performance Hall stage on Wednesday, April 13th at 8pm, our seven storytellers will align your smile, definitely strike a nerve, and if your soul has any cavities -- they will not only be filled, but crowned. (more...)

VOIL' Hotel Rewards Launches Atlantica Advantage Rewards at Canada's Atlantica Hotel Halifax
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ VOIL Hotel Rewards (http://voilahotels.com), the world's number one independent hotel loyalty program, proudly announces the launch of Atlantica Advantage Rewards (http://www.atlantica-advantage.com/), a co-branded loyalty program with Canada's Atlantica Hotel Halifax (http://www.atlanticahotelhalifax.com/). (more...)

Coronado Playhouse to Present Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Coronado Playhouse is the longest running community theatre in San Diego County and Coronado's oldest arts organization. The 2016 season marks 70 years of entertainment, service and outreach to Coronado and Southern California audiences. (more...)

Gerald Facciani Shares POETIC TREASURES FROM THE SOUL, Vol. 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Gerald Facciani, a co-founder of Nevada Foundation for the Arts, has completed his new book 'Poetic Treasures from the Soul, Volume 2': a potent and provocative treasury of poems sure to linger in the mind and heart of its readers. (more...)

Attorney/Writer Leighton Rockafellow Sr.'s Book Signing Benefits Humane Society
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Leighton Rockafellow Sr. and Millie Rockafellow recently signed copies of their children's books 'Calvin the Boodle,' based on the true story of a rescue dog who finds a loving new home, and 'Calvin the Boodle Goes to School' at Merci Gallery in Tucson. 'It was a fantastic event that put Smiles on the faces of all who attended,' said Leighton. 'Additionally, all proceeds went to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. so that they can continue their mission of placing pets in loving homes.' (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Raises Cain at the Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - Mar 18, 2016

Typically the press night buzz at the Memphis Orpheum starts in the lobby . . . or at least inside the foyer. Last night, however, it radiated for two square blocks in all directions as Mormon missionaries turned out in force to meet and greet theater goers. These clean-cut, youth, armed with literature and disarming Smiles had driven all the way from Little Rock. They weren't protesting the show, just using the opportunity to tell their side the world Trey Parker and Matt Stone (Creators of South Park) and Robert Lopez, composer of 'Avenue Q' so famously lampooned. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BRONZE is Gold Medal Material
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 18, 2016

THE BRONZE is a quirky little film, a dark comedy like BAD SANTA, a sports flick like SLAP SHOT. Hope Ann Greggory is the kind of character you don't see too often - played by a woman, that is. (more...)

BWW Review: DON QUIXOTE, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Emma Cann - Mar 17, 2016

This season, the Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates not only the 400th anniversary of the death of their namesake, but also that of Miguel de Cervantes, with a brand new adaptation of Don Quixote. After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, Don Quixote decides to embark on a quest of his own. Taking up a lance and sword, he sets out to become a wandering knight, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked. Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, he travels across Spain accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited squire. With each calamitous adventure they experience, the romantic ideal of Quixote's books seems further away than ever. (more...)

BWW Review: Kicking Off DANCE PARADE'S DECADE OF DANCE
by Caryn Cooper - Mar 16, 2016

In light of their 10th anniversary, Dance Parade celebrated and launched its Decade of Dance campaign with a "Taste of Dance Parade" performances featuring ensembles and groups representing a wide variety of dance genres and cultures. This event brought a nice crowd of folks of all ages and backgrounds to support and celebrate dance. (more...)

Friendship Circleisnow Launches 5 Annual Great Bike Giveaway For Children With Special Needs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Just about every child you'll ever meet would like to have his or her own bicycle to ride around their neighborhood. For many children with special needs and their parents it's not always so simple. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WOMADELAIDE 2016: DAY 1 Was A Sensational Start To The Four Day Festival
by Barry Lenny - Mar 15, 2016

As opening nights go this was a big one and if this level of artistry, diversity and energy is going to be maintained, we are in for quite a weekend. (more...)

Ballroom Dancing Play KISS ME QUICKSTEP Comes To Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
by Marianka Swain - Mar 14, 2016

The New Vic Theatre and Oldham Coliseum Theatre's world-premiere production of Kiss Me Quickstep, the new play by Amanda Whittington, comes to the Stephen Joseph Theatre next month. Directed by New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins, this piece looks at the real lives behind the fixed Smiles and fake tan of the world of ballroom dance. (more...)

29 Kentucky AT&T Employees Honored For Exceptional Commitment To Community Service
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

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7-Eleven' Presents Airheads' Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Two Airheads are better than one. That's why 7-Eleven stores and Airheads Candy created Airheads Day, when Airheads and Slurpee fans can get two treats for the price of one. Airheads Day runs from 12:01 a.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at participating U.S. 7-Eleven stores.Customers can get a FREE small Airheads Xtremes Rainbow Berry Slurpee drink with the purchase of any 2-ounce package of Airheads or Airheads Xtremes candy. (more...)

LuckyBob Coming to Ocean State Theatre, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

?Ocean State Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the return of LuckyBob and his enormously popular production, which includes magic, juggling, and comedy, on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:00am.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Costumer Veronica Prior
by Frank Benge - Apr 5, 2016

We continue our series on technical theatre artists in Austin with a look at the Art of Costuming. The dictionary defines costuming as "the act of furnishing or designing costumes" but that definition doesn't really tell someone exactly what all goes into that act. A costumer is the person who, for any particular production makes, sells, or rents the costumes that you see for every stage production you attend, whether it is modern dress or elaborate period outfits. It is their work that tells the audience exactly what time period a play is set in more than any other technical theatre element. We sat down with Award Winning Costumer Veronica Prior to find out a little about her and what all is involved in the art of costuming. (more...)

BWW Review: Much-Improved Bio-Musical CAGNEY Returns Off-Broadway In A Flashy Producton
by Michael Dale - Apr 3, 2016

It was ten months ago when composer/lyricist Robert Creighton buck and winged it to the York Theatre with a spirited and gutsy performance as the screen's greatest tough guy song and dance man, James Cagney. His pocket-sized musical vehicle, Cagney, while certainly rousing and entertaining, came off then as a promising work in progress; one that needed more heat to match the potential of its dramatic moments. (more...)

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation Announces Sixth Annual Online Auction...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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HAY FEVER Comes to Theatre Memphis This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

HAY FEVER opens April 29 and runs until May 15, 2016, on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Nina West's SUPERCALIDRAGALICIOUSNINAWESTADOCIOUS
by Jerri Shafer - Apr 27, 2016

Nina West celebrated 15 years performing by featuring some of the favorite performances over the last 15 years from shows produced by Nina during 10 performances of SUPERcalidragaliciousNINAWESTadocious! (more...)

BWW Interview: World Premiere ELLA ENCHANTED Author Gail Carson Levine Illuminates Magical Worlds
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 26, 2016

On a Sunday morning at Milwaukee's Intercontinental Hotel, First Stage hosted a brunch featuring world premiere Ella Enchanted author Gail Carson Levine. Levine answered questions from her primarily youthful audience alongside Director John Maclay's warm hospitality to the delight of her fans. After a charming duet from the show sung by Taylor Kass and Cole Winston Ella and Prince Char in the Brilliant Cast on stage later that afternoon, the audience eagerly anticipated hearing from Levine. (more...)

Roots of Creation Release Third LP 'Livin Free' Ft. Melvin Seals & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Roots of Creation today released their third studio album, 'Livin Free,' through their own label, Bombshelter Records. Distributed by ILS/Caroline/Universal Music Group, 'Livin Free' features guest performances by Melvin Seals (more...)

BROADWAY UP CLOSE Walking Tour Souvenir Book Out Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Take a piece of Broadway home with you with the official Broadway Up Close Walking Tour ACT I Souvenir Book. With over 100 rarely seen photos, 48 full-color pages and all of the tour's ghost stories, anecdotes and other wonderful tales, Broadway history will be at your fingertips like never before. (more...)

65 Year Old Glen Avery Runs Marathon on All Seven Continents - Twice!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Glen Avery—slight and intense, but serene— has a saying he repeats to himself when the discomfort begins to well in his calves and thighs: “I am running with my mind; the legs are just along for the ride.” Disassociation, for marathons, is key. “All of a sudden, it's outside of yourself, outside of your brain,” he says. He raises his arm and looks at the crook on the inside of his elbow. “Oh, it's a bubble of discomfort.” (more...)

BWW Interview: SHE LOVES ME'S Zachary Levi Dances With the Fans
by Joseph F. Panarello - Apr 18, 2016

Actor Zachary Levi discusses his role in SHE LOVES ME, his film career and the upbeat way he entertainsfans at the stage door! (more...)

Half Century Old Bombshell Explodes! Mom Who Found Fame as Fitness Model in Late 40's, to Turn 50 With a Bang
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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BWW Interview: EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! Actors Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin, and Blake Jenner Act Out
by Katricia Lang - Apr 16, 2016

Richard Linklater's comedy EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!, set in 1980, follows college baseball players as they drink, smoke, and fight their way through the weekend before classes begin. (more...)

Guitar Virtuoso Marcelo Paganini to Release Digitally 'First time in Rio - Marcelo Paganini Band Live'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

French-Brazilian guitar virtuoso Marcelo Paganini has been away from his native Brazil for more than 11 years when he booked a last minute tour in December 2014 to release there his critically acclaimed prog rock jazz fusion album “2012 Space Traffic Jam”. (more...)

Pitchfork Premieres PRAYERS 'Black Leather' Video (ft. Kat Von D)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Following the reveal of new single “Black Leather” ft. Kat Von D (out today) via Zane Lowe's Beats 1, earlier this week, San Diego's iconic cholo goth electronic/rock duo, Prayers, drop the official “Black Leather” video (more...)

Cricket Wireless Spreads Smiles with New $70 Unlimited Plan on a Bigger Network than T-Mobile
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

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BWW Fitness News: BeneFit Personal Training Supports Maryland Fundraiser for Kids Charity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

BeneFit Personal Training supported the recent Nielsen-Massey Buttercream Ball benefiting Icing Smiles by donating a gift certificate for in home personal training sessions to the event's silent auction. (more...)

BWW Review: Friendship, Family and Feuding at the Heart of CATCO's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Amanda Etchison - Apr 11, 2016

Featuring a lively cast of characters thrust into comedic situations, Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" is a lighthearted exploration of familial bonds and hometown roots. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Ensemble Theatre Presents DRAMA-TRY: A DRAMATIC NIGHT OF POETRY
by Katricia Lang - Apr 11, 2016

Ensemble Theatre's Act One Young Professionals presents DRAMA-TRY: A DRAMATIC NIGHT OF POETRY. Here to talk about the poetry showcase are Andrea Browne and Henry Mosley, Co-Chairs of the Act One Young Professionals Steering Committee, and event host/emcee, the poet Se7en. (more...)

NewFilmmakers NY Begins Screenings in New York City on 4/25
by Louisa Brady - Apr 10, 2016

NewFilmmakers is a unique Screening Series now in its eighteenth year that gives new filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films in New York Los Angeles, and Online. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Aronoff Center For The Arts
by Kate Elliott - Apr 1, 2016

A booming voice narrates a seemingly ridiculous fable to a lively pantomime. Blinding Smiles of eager missionaries vigorously ring doorbells and sing 'Hello.' Sharp choreography and multiple vocal parts layer in an energetic and infectious opening number. It takes just ten minutes of the THE BOOK OF MORMON to know that you are in for a fun but over-the-top ride. (more...)

Alice Agoos Shares MARIE IS TALKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Mr. and Mrs. LeBlanc are alarmed when their baby's first words aren't the typical 'Mama' and 'Daddy,' but instead are words for French foods, like 'le croissant.' Their concern prompts them to seek advice from baby Marie's grandparents and pediatrician in the new bilingual children's book by Alice Agoos, 'Marie is Talking: Say 'Bonjour' Marie' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

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