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TOTO Announces Strategic Partnership with Pine Hall Brick Company to Upcycle Clay Sediment Waste into High-Grade Commercial/Specialty Building MaterialTOTO Announces Strategic Partnership with Pine Hall Brick Company to Upcycle Clay Sediment Waste into High-Grade Commercial/Specialty Building Material
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

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Photo: Cher Named New Face of Marc Jacobs Ad CampaignPhoto: Cher Named New Face of Marc Jacobs Ad Campaign
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Marc Jacobs has officially announced in an Instagram post that Oscar, Grammy and Emmy winning star Cher has been named the new face of an upcoming ad campaign for the label's Fall/Winter collection. (more...)

Erich Bergen, Four Generations of Miles & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/15Erich Bergen, Four Generations of Miles & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 15 - June 21, featuring "Four Generations of Miles,' with Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune; Erich Bergen; Merman's Apprentice featuring Richard Kind, Klea Blackhurst and Anita Gillette; and more! (more...)

Skylight Theatre to Stage World Premiere of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA, 7/18-8/23Skylight Theatre to Stage World Premiere of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA, 7/18-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company in association with Flying Cucumber Productions presents the World Premiere of El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola, written by Ron House and directed by Alan Shearman. Based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman and John Neville-Andrews, Opening at 8:30pm on Saturday, July 18, 2015 Runs at 8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through August 23, 2015 The Skylight Theatre complex is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027. (more...)

UK Premiere of XANADU Skates Into Southwark Playhouse This AutumnUK Premiere of XANADU Skates Into Southwark Playhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The UK Premiere of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy, XANADU, based on the 1980s classic cult movie, comes to Southwark Playhouse this autumn. Press night is slated for Tuesday, 3 November 2015 at 7.30pm; the show runs Friday 16 October - Saturday 21 November 2015, presented by Xanadu Theatre Productions Limited.  (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of New SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Asian TourMeet the Full Cast of New SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Asian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, Ten Bridges Media Corp., and Robert Stigwood Organisation, the producers behind the new Asian Tour of the West End and Broadway hit musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, are delighted to reveal the show's full cast, led by previously announced principal casts Brandon Rubendall as Tony Manero and Jenna Rubaii as Stephanie Mangano. (more...)

CCT to Stage GREASE, 7/30-8/16CCT to Stage GREASE, 7/30-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Columbus Children's Theatre (CCT) will present Grease July 30-August 16, 2015 at Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. The 2015 Summer Pre-Professional Company is comprised of actors ages 16-22. This production is directed by David Bahgat. Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey. (more...)

Shanghai ShenYi Investment Co. Deploys Orc to Enhance Options Trading Capability in ChinaShanghai ShenYi Investment Co. Deploys Orc to Enhance Options Trading Capability in China
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

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Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GREASE at West Hudson Arts And Theater CompanyBWW Reviews: GREASE at West Hudson Arts And Theater Company
by Jennifer Vazquez - Jun 26, 2015

KEARNY, N.J. - A town in northern New Jersey became the home of Rydell High as the West Hudson Arts and Theater Company (W.H.A.T.) presents its production of the beloved musical "Grease." (more...)

Las Vegas Comedy Institute Teams with Hollywood Bound Acting Academy at The StudioLas Vegas Comedy Institute Teams with Hollywood Bound Acting Academy at The Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Beginning July in Las Vegas, The Hollywood Bound Acting Academy will relocate and share space with The Las Vegas Comedy Institute to offer even more workshops and classes at The Studio in Las Vegas, NV. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Explodes at The VogueBWW Reviews: THE STANLEY CLARKE BAND Explodes at The Vogue
by Matt Hanson - Jun 25, 2015

"I am Louis Armstrong," said the man under the spotlight at center stage. "No! You're the great Stanley Clarke!' a festivalgoer called out from the audience. Clarke is one of the few still ticking who has spent the better part of the century among the pantheon of jazz gods and goddesses. (more...)

Don Lewis Barnhart to Host 'The Actor's Responsibility From a Directors Point of View'Don Lewis Barnhart to Host 'The Actor's Responsibility From a Directors Point of View'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 Beginning July in Las Vegas, Don Barnhart, Sr, Director of such notable shows as Mork & Mindy, Full House and Saved by the Bell will offer an ongoing actors workshop at The Las Vegas Comedy Institute working with actors preparing them to take their performance to the next level. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cameron Molloy releases 'The Drivin' Wheel'BWW Interviews: Cameron Molloy releases 'The Drivin' Wheel'
by Tory Gates - Jun 24, 2015

'There are guys who get up on a stage and make an entire audience of strangers feel comfortable. You do that.' (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Sets Cast of XANADUConnecticut Repertory Theatre Sets Cast of XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre has announced the complete cast for Xanadu, the third and final production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal, Xanadu will feature Amandina Altomare in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and Philia in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. She is a proud member of the USO Show Troupe which provides entertainment for veterans and active military all over the world. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

'Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live' Album Out 6/23'Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live' Album Out 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Sonny Knight and the Lakers exist in the afterglow that soul luminaries like Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin created with their raucous, kinetic, and supreme live performances. Sonny Knight and the Lakers Do It Live, from the eponymous group, is a loving return to the height of live Rhythm and Blues, with Knight and his band perfectly capturing the uproarious vibe and rebellious musicianship of an era long gone in their first live album release. A year of steady touring through the US and Europe has allowed the group to create a seamless set, mixing songs from their critically-acclaimed debut studio album, I'm Still Here, with a couple covers of classic soul songs from their native Minneapolis, and re-imagined bits from Led Zeppelin and James Brown. Recorded in their hometown of Minneapolis at the Dakota Jazz Club over two nights and four performances, Sonny Knight and the Lakers aim to bring a new focus on the art of the live record. Hoping to add to the rich history of live albums rather than producing something merely derivative, they set out to reconstruct the ephemeral experience of a live concert and earn a permanent place on your record shelf. The double LP/CD release will be available in stores and digitally June 23rd via Secret Stash Records. (more...)

Oklahoma Film HOLLIS to Premiere at deadCENTER Film FestivalOklahoma Film HOLLIS to Premiere at deadCENTER Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Filmed in rural Oklahoma, the feature film “Hollis” is proud to announce its premiere showing, which will wow audiences at Oklahoma City's deadCENTER Film Festival held June 10-14. (more...)

LGBT History Month Exhibit on View This Summer at The Hollywood MuseumLGBT History Month Exhibit on View This Summer at The Hollywood Museum
by Movies News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Hollywood Museum is thrilled to announce that due to the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to its 2014 salute to the LGBT community's contributions to the entertainment industry, it will present its second annual 'Reel to Real:  Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood" exhibit in partnership with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell. (more...)

Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) Returns to Silicon Valley with New Conference Tracks and Advisory Board MembersGlobal Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) Returns to Silicon Valley with New Conference Tracks and Advisory Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

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Photo Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, opening tomorrow, June 17th, and running through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Count Basie Orchestra to Play Suncoast Showroom, 7/17-18Count Basie Orchestra to Play Suncoast Showroom, 7/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

William 'Count' Basie started the Count Basie Orchestra in 1935 in Kansas City, Mo. In his early days as a performer, Basie garnered experience as a silent movie pianist and organist, and eventually worked with the Theater Owners Booking Agency (TOBA) circuit. The TOBA was the vaudeville circuit for African-American performers during the 1920's and 1930's. (more...)

BWW Review: Remarkable IN THE HEIGHTS is Revelatory, Can't-Miss TheatreBWW Review: Remarkable IN THE HEIGHTS is Revelatory, Can't-Miss Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2015

'Home' means many different things to many different people. For some, it is the physical structure in which they grew up; for others it is a town, state, or region; for others it is with the people that they care about most. No matter how you define the word, everyone is looking to find, maintain, or return to the 'home' that allows them to feel safe and loved and be the best version of themselves. In one way or another, all of the characters in Lin-Manuel Miranda's bi-lingual, hip-hop infused musical IN THE HEIGHTS, are striving to get 'home.' Set in Miranda's beloved New York City neighborhood of Washington Heights, this cutting-edge show won four Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical. Now, the Greater Orlando Actors Theater and Baggy Pants Theater have collaborated on the Central Florida premiere of this deceptively challenging show, running through June 14th at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre. While this engaging production never achieves the crispness of the Broadway original, the heart and love that makes IN THE HEIGHTS special is evident from the first note; this passionate ensemble has created a work that should be the example for what Orlando's professional theatres strive to achieve in musical storytelling. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Rob McClure and More to Present at Paper Mill's 2015 Rising Star AwardsLaura Benanti, Rob McClure and More to Present at Paper Mill's 2015 Rising Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

To celebrate its 20-year milestone, the 2015 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards will be broadcast live online and available on HomeTowne Television. (more...)

XANADU Begins Tonight at CT Repertory TheatreXANADU Begins Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. Amandina Altomare stars in the lead role of Clio/Kira. Altomare was previously seen on the CRT stage as Lousie in Gypsy, Judy in A Chorus Line, and earlier this summer in LES MISERABLES: A Musical Celebration directed by Terrence Mann. Performances of Xanadu begin on July 9, 2015 and run through July 19, 2015 at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Migguel Anggelo's I, INMIGRANTE is a Dynamic TreatBWW Reviews: Migguel Anggelo's I, INMIGRANTE is a Dynamic Treat
by David Clarke - Jul 7, 2015

Recently, Migguel Anggelo returned to Joe's Pub in New York City with an encore performance of his latest concert, I, Inmigrante. Like his pervious concert, Between Dreams / Entre Sueños, the set featured music from both of Anggelo's solo albums, his electrifying energy, his brilliant vocal range, and his unique artistry. Anggelo's latest cabaret is a dynamic treat sewn together with palpable heart and rib-tickling humor. (more...)

Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS Star Crashes HAMILTON RehearsalsPhoto Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS Star Crashes HAMILTON Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda's latest musical Hamilton has recently moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre in anticipation of a July 13 opening, and tech rehearsals just kicked off last week. Today, the creator/star posted a backstage photo featuring he and IN THE HEIGHTS' Robin De Jesus enjoying a cup of joe (and listening to some jams?), along with the caption, 'Something weird is happening. Hamilton's cousin Sonny showed up and started hitting on Angelica.' Scroll down for a look! (more...)

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Broadway's Saunders Siblings to Play 54 Below, 8/3Broadway's Saunders Siblings to Play 54 Below, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway's Saunders Siblings on August 3 @ 9:30pm. Family never sounded so good! Alanna Saunders (NBC's Peter Pan Live!), Heath Saunders (Lennon: Through A Glass Onion), Claire Saunders (Nancy Meyers' The Intern) and Trent Saunders (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway) will rock you with a mix of pop and contemporary Broadway. You won't stop smiling as these four take you on a comic journey into their surprising, mixed-up, close-knit family. Go on, challenge yourself to pick your favorite between identical twins Alanna and Claire. You've never heard songs from Adele, Anastasia (the movie), Sam Smith and Jason Robert Brown sung quite this way before. (more...)

Southwark's IN THE HEIGHTS Headed to LondonSouthwark's IN THE HEIGHTS Headed to London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

WhatsOnStage has confirmed that Southwark Playhouse's IN THE HEIGHTS will transfer to London. No word yet on dates or a venue, but BroadwayWorld will bring you the news as soon as we have the official details!  (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World PremieresAbingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 2015-2016 Season of new plays beginning this fall with the world premiere of CUT THROAT by JB Reich. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (NEWSical The Musical, When Pigs Fly), CUT THROAT is set to begin previews October 2 at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: With His Smooth, Swinging Style, MARCUS GOLDHABER Is a Resonant Delight at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: With His Smooth, Swinging Style, MARCUS GOLDHABER Is a Resonant Delight at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Jul 27, 2015

Marcus Goldhaber wears his mantle lightly. Emulating such as Chet Baker, Hoagy Carmichael, and Fred Astaire—those artists who most often sounded nonchalant, yet polished-- the vocalist offers pared down (not simplistic) interpretations of American Songbook/jazz numbers with emotional translucence, as well as authoring his own fine contributions to the oeuvre. I dare you to distinguish those from songs originating in the 1940s and 1950s. With Free and Easy: Livin' on Swing Street at 54 Below (July 25), Goldhaber takes us on a personal walking tour of musical influence. Material is varied yet sustains a distinct style. The vocalist is unhurried (even when up-tempo), mindful of lyrics, and elegantly restrained. He seems comfortable on stage and refreshingly sincere. (more...)

WeddingWire and Minds + Machines Say 'I Do' to a '.Wedding' PartnershipWeddingWire and Minds + Machines Say 'I Do' to a '.Wedding' Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

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St. James Studio Sets EFG London Jazz Festival EventsSt. James Studio Sets EFG London Jazz Festival Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The St. James Studio is delighted to announce 16 events taking place over ten days in November as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2015. The St. James has been involved with the festival every year since the studio opened in October 2012, each year presenting more events than the last. Collaborating with established producers JBGB Events, Fane Management and Word Theatre, the St. James is proud to present a broad programme of lunchtime, evening and late night performances, catering for all tastes and bringing the finest artists to the St. James Studio stage. (more...)

Providing The Latest Mobile Technology Innovation, GWC will Host Its First Global Mobile Internet Conference in JakartaProviding The Latest Mobile Technology Innovation, GWC will Host Its First Global Mobile Internet Conference in Jakarta
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

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GSR Capital Announces the Formation of a $5 Billion Mergers and Acquisitions Fund-GSR Global M&A FundGSR Capital Announces the Formation of a $5 Billion Mergers and Acquisitions Fund-GSR Global M&A Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2015

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Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Bring THIS IS DEDICATED: MUSIC'S GREATEST MARRIAGES To 54 Below, 10/20-24Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Bring THIS IS DEDICATED: MUSIC'S GREATEST MARRIAGES To 54 Below, 10/20-24
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 23, 2015

A BEAUTIFUL star in a week of 54 Below shows! (more...)

Christian McBride & Pat Metheny Coming to NJPAC, 9/17Christian McBride & Pat Metheny Coming to NJPAC, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents a must-see event for music fans! Twenty-time Grammy winner Pat Metheny (“Last Train Home”) appears in concert and conversation with Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride. Thursday, September 17, 2015 7:30 PM at Victoria Theater. (more...)

PIPPIN's Carly Hughes to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next MonthPIPPIN's Carly Hughes to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Carly Live at 54 Below! (more...)

2015 musicSPACE Artists Announced2015 musicSPACE Artists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the summer line up for its 2015 musicSPACE Series. These monthly all-ages performances in the final Friday of each month showcase the Cultural District in Downtown Pittsburgh and the talent of Pittsburgh musicians. The musicSPACE series invites Steel City dwellers to enjoy the talent of local musicians after hours in a visual art gallery. (more...)

Dunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDSDunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge is celebrating the Great Canadian Song Book with Canadian Legends, an incredible musical odyssey featuring over 80 anthems that inspires so much pride and awe audiences can't help but exclaim, "I didn't know THAT was Canadian!" throughout. (more...)

MERELY PLAYERS Extends Into JulyMERELY PLAYERS Extends Into July
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Fresh off a successful run at the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Merely Players extends into July, as part of the ENCORE! Producers' Award.  The show, a meta-exploration of the theatre scene, watches as a struggling (and mostly terrible) theatre troupe attempts to put on a musical that maybe really should never have been written in the first place. The piece was also named 'Best Full-Length World-Premiere Musical' by StageSceneLA, making the 'Top Ten of the Fringe' list.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen Adly Guirgis' THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT at StageworksBWW Reviews: Stephen Adly Guirgis' THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Jul 18, 2015

Down and dirty and poetic at the same time, TMFWTH is funny, edgy and extremely smart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SoLuna Studio's IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Reviews: SoLuna Studio's IN THE HEIGHTS
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 15, 2015

When I attended In the Heights on Broadway, I thoroughly enjoyed it and I'm thrilled that Hauppauge's SoLuna Studio has added it to their summer season. The wonderful production runs through July 26th at the adorable Long Island venue. (more...)

Prize Winning Journalist Ron Argo Promotes 1960's Era Civil Rights Historical ThrillerPrize Winning Journalist Ron Argo Promotes 1960's Era Civil Rights Historical Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The author returns to his childhood in this fictional account and takes readers into the heart of an Alabama town held captive by the blind hatred of the KKK. 'A profound and heartbreakingly real' [Kirkus] novel. The teenage narrator breathes life into that violent setting and pays homage to the tragedies and hardships of both black and white Southerners trying to thrive in a wicked, segregationist town. Young Sonny Poe is trapped in a dead-end life of poverty and prejudice. Horrified after witnessing a lynching in the midnight woods, Sonny turns shy of anyone he suspects is a Klansman; soon he meets and befriends a progressive doctor with a troubled past and a crusading spirit who's trying to help end abuse against the local community of Negroes. The headstrong teenager commits himself to 'Doctor Joe' and his cause even as both suffer betrayals, beatings, arrest and finally exile in a story that can only end in tragedyand hope. This is a story of immense tension that pulsates with violence, love, betrayal and humor as it rushes through the forebodingness of one of America's most pressing historical moments toward a shocking climax. The Civil Rights Movement forms the backbone of 'The Sum of His Worth,' but its strength comes from the voice of its young narrator and its strongest theme lies in the caveats of moral reckoning in a 'free' society. Praise for 'The Sum of His Worth': 'Argo successfully creates a profound, multilayered tapestry that's full of nuance. [His] first-person perspective creates a fragile aura around the unfolding events, and makes them wholly unpredictable ... The authentic dialogue is especially effective; each restrained syllable conveys as much as a five-page soliloquy ... In a style that's evocative of S.E. Hinton's classic works, with a dash of Daniel Woodrell's Southern grit, [Argo's] novel is an engrossing, heartbreakingly real novel of the South' - Kirkus Reviews 'The Sum of His Worth is a work of serious literary fiction, a coming-of-age story set in a time of national upheaval ... rich in ambiance, descriptive detail, and incident ... My interest never flagged in this convincing, meaningful, and deeply immersive tale.' Ron Terpening, author of Nine Days in October and Tropic of Fear. 'Argo's fiction rings chillingly true.' The San Diego Union 'Ron Argo's depiction of Alabama in the late 50s and early 60s is as unrelenting as a shutter click, the image clear and unforgiving. From grits and okra to the horror show of white robes and burning crosses, the images are spot on perfect. So are the characters ... No reader will fail to come out of it unchanged.' Sharon Skains, author of Waltzing with the Devil 'Jim Crow was interwoven with growing up in small-town Southern life. Argo has captured this nuance ... Here, courage is not a single act, but an ongoing commitment that can separate one from everything that is deeply loved.' Colonel Michael Moran, USMC (Ret) The Sum of His Worth is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: The Sum of His Worth By Ron Argo Publisher: Cliff Edge Publishing Published: May 2014 ISBN: 978-0989403573 ASIN: B00A3K3A3G Pages: 376 Genre: Historical Fiction For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Ron Argo Email: argostein (at) cox.net Website: http://www.ronargo.com Ttwitter: https://twitter.com/wordpecker Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ron.argo.3 (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/10/15- XANADUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/10/15- XANADU
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2015

Today in 2007, Xanadu opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where it ran for 512 performances. Xanadu is a musical comedy with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, based on the 1980 cult classic film of the same name. The story of the musical focuses on a Greek muse, Clio, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest creation of his life - a roller disco. It earned an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Best Book. It was also nominated for Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book. (more...)

Ken Greves to Play Cafe Noctambulo on July 2Ken Greves to Play Cafe Noctambulo on July 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Ken Greves, performing music from his new CD, will appear at Cafe Noctambulo on Thursday, July 2nd at 8pm with Frank Ponzio (piano), Saadi Zain (bass) and Jacob Melchior (drums).  (more...)

Donna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This WeekDonna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Breaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITBreaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Academy Award nominated film star Brenda Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of Nice Work If You Can Get It now playing on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through August 15. (more...)

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