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BWW Interview: Mackenna Goodrich of ARIZONA YOUNG ACTOR'S ALLIANCE
by Emma Suttell - Jul 23, 2017

Mackenna Goodrich, founder of Arizona Young Actor's Alliance, and host of the AYAA Awards, is an Ohio college student majoring in drama. She started theatre at the age of six, in a production of The Frog Prince in Montana. While playing a 'venus fly trap' she got to 'hang backstage and eat snacks'. She continued theatre through high school, and started directing shows her sophomore year of high school at Hamilton High School. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD National Tour at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 22, 2017

Like a burst of light, Whitney Houston put herself on the movie screen map with her performance in the 1992 Warner Bros. blockbuster hit, THE BODYGUARD, leaving a long-lasting impression in our hearts and in the music industry. But, it appears that lightning won't be striking twice with this title, as the current stage attempt creates musical magic, but falls short of memorable. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre By The Sea's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Full of Fairy-Tale Enchantment
by Veronica Bruscini - Jul 22, 2017

Undoubtedly BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will prove a sure-fire hit for Theatre By The Sea this summer, and audience members of any age are certain to fall under its spell. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

E! Greenlights New Series THE PLATINUM LIFE, Set to Debut This Fall
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

E! greenlights new series THE PLATINUM LIFE, set to premiere this fall, which follows an elite group of music's most savvy women and their significant others as they live their first-class lifestyles. (more...)

Historic Foreigner Reunion of Founding Members Sets Stage for Next Week's HONEY WEST Show in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Last night, one of rock's most desired reunions made history last night when IAN McDONALD of HONEY WEST joined fellow original Foreigner members Lou Gramm and Al Greenwood for an impromptu appearance with Foreigner on stage ? for the first time since 1980 ? at the Northwell Health Jones Beach Theatre for a memorable rendition of some of the band's biggest hits as part of its 40th anniversary tour. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor Spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

Revolution Saints Announce Highly Anticipated Second Album 'Light In The Dark'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

After the 2015 release of the self-titled debut album by REVOLUTION SAINTS--Deen Castronovo (ex-Journey, Bad English), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake, DIO), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees)—rock fans around the world rejoiced at the inspired musical offering. (more...)

NYO-USA to Make Inaugural Tour to Latin America This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

This summer, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, featuring 115 outstanding young musicians from across the country, comes together for its fifth year of extraordinary music making, culminating in the orchestra's first-ever tour of Latin America. NYO-USA's 2017 Latin America tour takes place from July 26 through August 4 with orchestra performances in Guadalajara, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogota, Colombia, including side-by-side musical collaborations with fellow young musicians in all three tour countries. (more...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Add Third and Final Hollywood Bowl Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Following the rapid sell out of both their Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 shows at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have confirmed a third night at the historic venue on Monday, September 25. Tickets for Monday, September 25 will go on sale Tuesday, July 25 at 10 a.m. PST. (more...)

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Set for Residency at the Annenberg Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) announces the inaugural year of a new annual season-long partnership with the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Beginning in the 2017/2018 season, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia will be orchestra-in-residence at the Annenberg Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Teens Prove Talent Is Ageless As They Bring DOG SEES GOD To Hollywood
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Worst First Kiss Productions Present DOG SEES GOOD at The Blank Theater in Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jonah Platt, the production is fresh off its run from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their Encore performance takes place this upcoming weekend at The Blank Theater. (more...)

New Museum to Publish TRAP DOOR: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

This fall, the New Museum will publish Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility, edited by Reina Gossett, Eric A. Stanley, and Johanna Burton. Trap Door, to be released November 2017, is the third installment in the New Museum's Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture series, following the publication of Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century (2015), edited by Lauren Cornell and Ed Halter, and Public Servants: Art and the Crisis of the Common Good (2016), edited by Johanna Burton, Shannon Jackson, and Dominic Willsdon. (more...)

Salisbury Symphony Fundraising Production Announced- A BURY HOME COMPANION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Following the sell-out success of last year's "Ed Sullivan Show", today the Salisbury Symphony announces its 2017 fundraising production "A 'Bury Home Companion", which will take place on Saturday August 26th at 8.00pm at the Meroney Theatre.   (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING MONA LISA at Actors' Playhouse
by Roger Martin - Jul 20, 2017

You think the Mona Lisa's smirking? Well, so do I. She's got that tight little smile because she's survived 450 years of slightly perverted adoration culminating in being whacked by a tossed rock. (more...)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, HITRECORD And LG Collaborate In New 'Find Your Frame' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017


Single Tickets Now on Sale for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

As of today, individual tickets for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017/18 performance season are available for purchase online at TSO.CA, by phone (416.593.1285), and in person at the TSO Patron Services Centre or the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacob Haren Comes Home to San Diego with the BOOK OF MORMON Tour
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 20, 2017

Jacob Haren talks about falling in love with performing in San Diego, and being able to come back to town with the BOOK OR MORMON national tour! (more...)

New York City Dance Alliance Foundation Awards $275,000 to 30 Dancers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The NYC Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, celebrated fireworks of their own on July 3, at the organization's 23rd Annual National Finale. An applicant pool of over 200 young dancers, seeking scholarship funds for further education, participated in a National College Audition at the Sheraton New York Hotel, nestled in the heart of Times Square. The audition consisted of a ballet class taught by New York City Balle tPrincipal Ballerina Tiler Peck, and a contemporary class taught by Martha Graham Principal Dancer Lloyd Knight. NYCDAF awarded a total of $275K to 30 recent High School graduates, already committed to a college program from September 2017. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

Honda Civic Tour with OneRepublic Hits the Road for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Fans and foodies rejoice! One of summer's most anticipated concert tours, the Honda Civic Tour (, is in full swing with multi-platinum-band OneRepublic featuring special guests Fitz and the Tantrums and James Arthur and is all set to add the new Civic Tour City Flavor pop-up food & music experience at select Civic Tour concert venues. (more...)

Idina Menzel's Sister, Cara Mentzel, to Release Memoir VOICE LESSONS: A SISTERS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway and film superstar, Idina Menzel, announced that her sister, Cara Mentzel, will be releasing a memoir this fall titled, Voice Lessons: A Sisters Story. (more...)

Girls Rising and Capital One Present 4th Annual BeachFest Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

World renowned country/rock group Antigone Rising, known for their Billboard Heatseekers chart topper 'Don't Look Back' and touring alongside The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Rob Thomas and more, are making history again with their non profit Girls Rising and their BeachFest Weekend! (more...)

Theatre of NOTE presents ALTERNATIVE ACTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Theatre of NOTE announces its production of Alternative Acts, an evening of 7 one-acts including: Out To Breakfast by Andrew Tarr, Benefits of a Gauntlet by Gina Garcia-Sharp, Sandwich by Kirsten Vangsness, Mr. Picmanby Tom Cavanaugh, Youniverse by Tennyson E. Stead, VladFather by Jennifer Hugus and Transitions by Bill Robens. Alternative Actswill open on Friday, August 25 at 10pm and run through Saturday, September 16 at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 N Cahuenga Blvd (just north of Sunset) in Hollywood. Evening will begin with live music, food and drink. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Brian J. Polak In ROAD PLAYWRIGHTS' FESTIVAL
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

This year's festival will include a 50/50 parity of male and female playwrights and runs Sunday, July 3Oth through Sunday, August 6th at The Road on Lankershim, in the Historic Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood at 5108 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood  and at The Road on Magnolia at 10747 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood  at the NoHo Arts Colony!  We will feature Spotlights on all the playwrights of full length and one act plays over the next few weeks. This week the Spotlight shines on Brian James Polak, author of the full-length play Henry and the Hippocampus*. (more...)

Chart-Topping Recording Artist Premieres Solo Cabaret at Winter Park Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

???????The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series will feature the smoky vocals of DeeJay Young in his new solo cabaret, Waving Through A Window, August 9 and 10, 2017. DeeJay Young is an internationally recognized recording artist who has recently released his latest EP, Unplugged, which soared to the top 100 albums chart on U.S. and Japan iTunes.  (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for The MAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Falwell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage hosts a Tickets On-Sale Party and Free Community Open House Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Randolph Theatre - Spotlight on Swings
by Guest Blogger: Kate Carmanico - Jul 19, 2017

With the second week of rehearsals well underway, the cast and creative team of The Drowsy Chaperone have moved into our new rehearsal space and are taking advantage of the wall-to-wall mirrors and sprung floors to run through some of the show's biggest dance numbers. (more...)

Acting Coach Denise Simon Releases New Book 'PARENTING IN THE SPOTLIGHT'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Celebrity child acting coach Denise Simon has coached celebrity kids from Scarlett Johansson and Mira Sorvino to current child actors Noah Schnapp of 'Stranger Things' on Netflix and Ellie Kim in School of Rock on Broadway, as well as hundreds more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Wild Card Productions' LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 18, 2017

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, writer Lanie Robertson's insightful and moving look at jazz legend Billie Holiday and her life and career, continues its run at Brentwood's Towne Centre Theatre. Directed by Dave Ragland and starring Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva in her stunning onstage transformation to become Lady Day, it's one of the highlights of an especially impressive Nashville theater season filled with strong performances and shows both challenging and introspective. (more...)

BMCC Tribeca PAC 2017-2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents a wide range of events in the 2017-2018 Season, including Robin Spielberg, performing on Saturday, November 4 at 8:00pm,  Andrew Nemr, performing on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 at 7:30pm, Go, Dog. Go! (for families) on Saturday, February 17 at 1:30pm,  Comedian John Fugelsang, performing Friday, March 16 at 8:00pm, The Motortown All-Stars performing Friday, March 23 at 8:00pm, and more! (more...)

L.A. Zoo's World Elephant Day Celebration Features Opportunities to Explore and Learn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

World Elephant Day, an international Spotlight on Asian and African elephants to bring attention to the urgent threat of their extinction, kicks off the Los Angeles Zoo's World Elephant Day Celebration on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday August 13, 2017, 10 am to 4 pm. (more...)

Grammy-Nominee Seth Glier Premieres 'For What It's Worth' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released his own take on Buffalo Springfield's anti-war anthem “For What It's Worth.” (more...)

BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at The Players Centre For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - Jul 17, 2017

The Players Present The Marvelous Wonderettes (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to Moonlight Amphitheatre 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Moonlight Stage Productions continues its 37th season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterful homage to the golden age of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Aug. 16 - Sept. 2, at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Capturing Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the show is based on Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film noir which featured such highly quoted lines as "I am big. It's the pictures that got small" and "I'm ready for my close up." Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit (more...)

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 17, 2017

A CHORUS LINE CAST IS ONE SINGULAR SENSATION at Eight O' Clock Theatre. A Chorus Line is not often seen in community theatre because it requires multiple triple-threats - singers, dancers and actors in one talented package. Fortunately, director James Grenelle and assistant director Rocco Morabito found a stage full of them. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Broadway's Jekyll and Hyde, Robert Cuccioli
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2017

This is the moment because Broadway's very own Dr. Jekyll AND Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, sits down with Rob & Kevin to look back on his career as both an actor and a director. Robert discusses such projects as AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, ROTHSCHILD & SONS, LES MISERABLES, plus his unyielding love of Shakespeare. (more...)

Melissa Rose Hirsch Joins WOMEN OF THE WINGS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Melissa Rose Hirsch joins the cast of Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers at Feinstein's/54 Below on August 4th! (more...)

Bad Royale Reveals 'All I Can Do' ft. Silver (Sonny Alven Remix)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

DJ/ Producers, Bad Royale, have revealed the newest remix of “All I Can Do” featuring Silver, by the master of electronic sound, Sonny Alven, out now via Polydor. (more...)

Full Count Big Band and More to Continue Bickford Summer Jazzfest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Following the sold-out opening for Bickford Summer Jazzfest, the party continues with three more great concerts on July 20, July 24, and August 3. The hot swinging jazz will be combined with the area's best Food Trucks on-site for tailgate picnics before each concert. (more...)

Acclaim Mounts for Foreigner Co-Founder Ian McDonald's New Band Honey West
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

As acclaim mounts for their debut album, Bad Old World (Readout Records), Triple A Radio is getting a full taste of HONEY WEST, the New York guitar-rock band featuring 'odd couple' songwriter team of Foreigner and King Crimson co-founder Ian McDonald and Shakespearean thespian Ted Zurkowski of The Actors Studio. Impact date is Monday, July 17. (more...)

REELZ Announces Summer and Fall 2017 Programming Slate ft. 5 New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

ELZ today announced original programming for summer and fall 2017 including five new original series, new episodes of three returning viewer favorites and a never-before-seen Elvis special hosted by Natalie Morales. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Philippine Stagers Foundation's OBRA NI JUAN
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 16, 2017

In its 16th year as a successful touring theater company, the Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF), known for its critically-acclaimed original musicals such as 'Ako si Ninoy,' 'Cory ng EDSA,' and 'Katips: Ang Mga Bagong Katipunero,' puts the Spotlight on the controversial, tragic life of the world-renowned Filipino artist and political activist Juan Luna (1857-1899). (more...) Launches Umbraco 7.6.3 Hosting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017


BWW REVIEW: THIS MUCH IS TRUE Shines A Spotlight On The Fabulous Misfits Of One Of Sydney's Last Truly Local Pubs
by Jade Kops - Jul 16, 2017

The latest in Red Line Production's "Unspoken" season of stories most people dare not talk about shares the amazing stories of the misfits of Woolloomaloo in the world premiere of Louis Nowra's THIS MUCH IS TRUE. (more...)

Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases 'In the Still of the Night'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

CALABRIA FOTI is one of music's best-kept secrets. She is a jazz/pop vocalist with a lush, silky voice and impeccable intonation, a recording artist who's shared the Spotlight and the microphone with TV's Seth MacFarlane (and garnered a Grammy Award nomination). (more...)

Ardmore Restaurant Week Returns 7/17 to 7/30 with Special Priced 3 Course Meals and Happy Hour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Ardmore Restaurant Week, the two-week celebration of Ardmore's innovative and delicious dining scene, invites you once again to Experience the Difference!  Join participating Ardmore establishments Monday, July 17 through Sunday, July 30, 2017 for happy hour specials or prix fixe dinner menus. Happy hour specials will be available, in general, from 5pm-7pm and will feature 25% off a selected menu.  Dinner participants will offer a prix fixe menu at either $25 or $35. (more...)

MODA 360 Event to Spotlight Sustainability, Benefit LA Zoo Conservation Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

MODA 360, an innovative exhibit of international art, fashion and film, presents a special event benefitting the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens' conservation program and celebrating the Zoo's 50th anniversary August 1, 2017, 3 to 9 pm, at The New Mart in Downtown L.A. (more...)

Josh Jacobson Announces Next 'From The Roots' Video for 'Tethered'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

On Friday, July 21, Brooklyn-based “Future Soul' up-and-comer—JOSH JACOBSON—will release the second production from his 'From The Roots' video series—which highlights the upcoming debut EP (due out Fall 2017) through live performances. Filmed in 4K on RED cameras, the space in the series was created with the help of director Chiara Gerek as a place of solitude for JOSH to express First Light in its purest form with his collaborators. (more...)

West End's Gary Milner Completes Cast of THE FIX: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the timely rock musical The Fix: In Concert for one night only, featuring an all-star cast, on Wednesday, August 9th at 9:30pm.  (more...)

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