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Spotlight Theatre Presents SUDDENLY LAST SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

What really happened last summer on the beaches of Cabeza de Lobo where young Sebastian Venable mysteriously died?  Catharine Holly knows, but Sebastian's mother Violet will go to any length to keep the truth hidden forever.  Suspenseful and shocking, this is Tennessee Williams at his most poetic and revelatory. (more...)

Players' Ring 25th Season Kicks Off With ARCADIA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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The Ries Brothers and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Iridium has announced its lineup (as of August 26) for this season, including the just-added THE RIES BROTHERS with special guest Vini 'Mad Dog' Lopez on August 31. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Angela McCluskey's New Album THE ROXY SESSIONS Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The Roxy Sessions, by chart topping vocalist Angela McCluskey, will be released on September 9th via Bernadette Records. (more...)

IFA 2016: en route to the next top brand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Pen Parentis to Launch 16th Season with Thelma Adams, Simon Van Booy and Daphne Uviller
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Book lovers and fans of creativity will want to mark Tuesday, September 13 on their calendar, as the Pen Parentis Literary Salons opens its 16th season by presenting the return of three incredible writers who will read from their most recent novels and discuss changes in their lives since they were last seen on the Pen Parentis stage. (more...)

GUESS and Republic Records Team to Launch GUESS Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

GUESS, the global lifestyle brand famous for its iconic ad campaigns and trendsetting denim has teamed up with the nation's #1 record label and industry market share leader Republic Records to co-create GUESS Music. (more...)

Stage Manager Receives Cal State LA's Outstanding Professor Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cal State LA recognized professional stage manager, Meredith Greenburg, and five other faculty members for excellence in the classroom and service to the community during the 2016 University Convocation at the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. (more...)

POV's MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE Campaign Mobilizes Students, Families, & Educators
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

American Documentary | POV has launched the national Make All the Difference engagement campaign forAll the Difference, a documentary that Spotlights the victories and struggles of young African-American men navigating their way through high school and college. The engagement campaign, featuring events in five cities, is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as part of American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen, a public media initiative to help keep more students on the path to graduation, college and careers. (more...)

The Onassis Cultural Center New York Announces the Second Annual Onassis Festival of Arts and Ideas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Onassis Cultural Center New York launches its fall season with the second annual Onassis Festival of Arts and Ideas. Antigone Now will be presented October 13-16 at the Onassis Cultural Center New York, in the Olympic Tower in mid-town Manhattan. (more...)

Solar Power International To Light Up Las Vegas Sept. 12-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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Nintendo eShop Spotlights #Nindies Summer Jam for Month of September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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Legendary Director Brian DePalma & More Join Toronto Film Festival's Platform Jury
by Movies News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the jury for Platform, the programme that champions directors' cinema from around the world. (more...)

Toshiba Brings Energy Solutions for Africa to Japan Fair at TICAD VI
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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BWW Review: Come to the CABARET
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 25, 2016

CABARET comes to the San Diego Civic Theatre through August 28th, 2016. Come join the Cabaret whileit is still here! (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis to Return to Village Theatre in PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Village Theatre kicks off its 2016-2017 Season with Pump Boys and Dinettes, a light-hearted concert-style musical celebration of life's simple pleasures, set on Highway 57 in North Carolina. (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic Opens its Spotlight Concert Series on Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30 pm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 The Las Vegas Philharmonic will perform a second season of Spotlight Concerts starting on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the intimate Troesh Studio Theater at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  Seating in Troesh Studio Theater is general admission at $70 per ticket or patrons can purchase a three-concert subscription to the Spotlight Series for $195.  The other two Spotlight Concerts are scheduled for Thursday, February 16, 2017 and Thursday, May 4, 2017.  (more...)

Performance Now Presents BYE, BYE BIRDIE September 9 - 25 at the Lakewood Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Performance Now presents 'Bye Bye Birdie' September 9 - 25 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 - $35 and are available or online at www.performancenow.org or by calling 303-987-7845. (more...)

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas Presents 2016-17 Season Opener CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history,CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.  (more...)

Kittery's Own Threshold Stage Brings Richard Nelson's Award Winning Play 'Sorry' to the Seacoast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Threshold Stage Company's intimately staged production of Richard Nelson's 'Sorry' at the Star Theatre in Kittery, Maine, (September 9th - September 18th), invites the audience to pull up a chair at the Apple family's dining room table early in the morning on the day of the 2012 Obama/Romney Presidential election; engrossing the viewer in the intricacies of family relationships and the overarching principles of love, tolerance and belonging that somehow manage to survive despite the ever growing complexity and public outrage of our American Culture. (more...)

ANDY WILLIAMS – MOON RIVER AND ME! Starring Jimmy Osmond Comes to the Suncoast Showroom in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Jimmy Osmond brings his tribute special "Andy Williams - Moon River and Me!" to the Suncoast Showroom Sept. 17 and 18. (more...)

Lineup Announced for CHICAGO's Free SummerStage Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31st, the cast of Broadway's Longest Running American Musical will celebrate its 20th Year on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park. (more...)

Matt Bacak Bids Sugarloaf Country Club Goodbye
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Dolly Parton Teams with Cracker Barrel to Release Deluxe Version of PURE & SIMPLE Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store today announced that Dolly Parton is its latest Spotlight Music artist. The legendary singer will exclusively release a deluxe version of her new album Pure & Simple in Cracker Barrel stores nationwide and online at crackerbarrel.com on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016. (more...)

Deidre Diamond Appointed to the Strategic Advisory Board of the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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WATCH: Cher Lloyd Premieres Official Video For 'Activated'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Today, 23-year-old British-born and internationally acclaimed pop starlet Cher Lloyd revealed the official video to her current track “Activated.” (more...)

Nico Raineau's BRIX AND THE BITCH Wins Best Action Film at Hollyshorts Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Nico Raineau was a recent Top Ten Filmmaker Finalist on the fourth season of the HBO series Project Greenlight, not surprisingly his films have screened at over fifty festivals. (more...)

Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Films Among Spotlight on Documentary Section of NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the complete lineup for the Spotlight on Documentary section of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30-October 16). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williams Help Fialta Celebrate Summer with 'Be Someone' Music Video!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

Indie Band Fialta has just released a new music video directed and choreographed by Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williams and featuring Broadway dancers from Matilda, She Loves Me, Tuck Everlasting, Newsies, West Side Story, A Chorus Line, Finding Neverland, Mamma Mia, Mary Poppins, and more!  Fialta captures carefree summer friendships and fun in their newest music video for 'Be Someone,' while also shining a Spotlight on up-and-coming Broadway talents.  (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Announces Its Inaugural Festival Of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse jumps into the national Spotlight as it prepares to launch the first annual Florida Festival of New Musicals, a nationally-recognized festival new to the state and nation. The Festival is being created to advance and elevate the original American art form of Musical Theater by fostering the development of new musicals and the artistic growth of writers and composers. The date is set for August of 2017.  (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

First Book and Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing to Donate 20,000 Jason Reynolds' Books to Children in Need
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ First Book, the nonprofit social enterprise that has distributed more than 150 million books to children in need, has partnered with Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing to distribute 20,000 copies of award-winning author Jason Reynolds' books to classrooms and programs serving low income students nationwide. Included in the distribution are his acclaimed titles from the Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers imprint: Young Adult titles When I Was the Greatestand The Boy in the Black Suit, as well as his Middle Grade title, As Brave As You. Simon & Schuster will also donate copies of Reynolds' newest release, Ghost, to students in need at the same time that the title debuts at retail.As part of the Simon & Schuster and First Book partnership, Reynolds will also visit students in Washington, DC schools for a reading and discussion of his journey to becoming an author. The visits will be coordinated by An Open Book Foundation, which brings literacy programs to Title I Washington, DC-area schools. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy On Karting With Simon Cowell and New Musical 27
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Actor and musician Ryan Molloy won praise for his roles in Jerry Springer: The Opera, Taboo, Godspell and On the Town, but he's best known for playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys for a record-breaking six years in the West End and on Broadway. He's now working in the rather more intimate Cockpit Theatre, where he stars in the world premiere of Sam Cassidy's rock musical 27, helmed by Arlene Phillips, which begins previews on 8 September. (more...)

BWW Review: DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL - A PC Sunset Blvd. Gone Awry
by Gil Kaan - Aug 22, 2016

Playwright Peter Lefcourt manages to cram every current political hot topic into DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL, his two-act dramedy on the proposed re-make of the classic Sunset Boulevard. DRAMA QUEENS FROM HELL's chronicling the beginnings of Gerard, an indie director's quest to cast his remake of the Gloria Swanson-starrer, has the benefit of the frequent witty one-liners, biting disses and smarting comebacks. (more...)

Ava DuVernay & David Oyelowo Named 20th Anniversary Festival Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Urbanworld Film Festival announced today that critically-acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay and one of Hollywood's most sought after actors, David Oyelowo, will serve as the ambassadors for Urbanworld Film Festival's 20 th anniversary. (more...)

MRT Opens with 45 PLAYS FOR 45 PRESIDENTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Top 5 Performing Arts Schools in Ottawa, Canada
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 22, 2016

Canada has always been called The Great White North when it comes to theatre, and Ottawa is no exception! Below, BroadwayWorld rounds up the top 10 performing arts schools in Ottawa. Check out the list below! (more...)

BWW Review: 0BJECTIVELY/REASONABLE (A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14)
by Roy Berko - Aug 22, 2016

On November 22, 2014, twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was shot at close range by police officer Timothy Loehmann outside the Cudell Recreation Center on Cleveland's near west side. Tamir died the next day. (more...)

First Look at Harry Connick Jr's Syndicated Talk Show HARRY; Bullock & More to Guest
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

HARRY, the nationally syndicated daytime entertainment show, premieres on Monday, September 12th with Academy Award-winning actress SANDRA BULLOCK. (more...)

HostForLIFE.eu Launches Umbraco 7.5.0 Hosting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

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Theater House of Black Presents Stage Adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' 10/7-8
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 21, 2016

Theater House of Black, whose members recently staged the Filipino adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca's 'The House of Bernarda Alba, ' seems to have a penchant for houses that are shrouded in mystery. Next off from the group is '#14 Leandro Road,' a Filipino theatrical adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's most celebrated short story, 'The Fall of the House of Usher,' first published in 1839. (more...)

CAS announces SciFinder-n, a new research experience that elevates scientific discovery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

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EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: F*CKING MEN, Assembly George Square Studios, 11 August
by Adam Robinson - Aug 21, 2016

Straight from selling out in London comes a King's Head Theatre play by Joe Dipietro. F*cking Men is a modern interpretation of Schnitzler's 19th-century play La Ronde.  A play which caused great controversy at the time now retold through the lives of men who have sex with other men. Gay, Straight, Married, and Escorts, all interlinking characters have one connecting trait, they all agree "Why does any dude have sex with strangers? Because it feels fanfuckingtastic" as one character puts it. Three actors play the multi-character script, switching between roles like a well-oiled machine. Each is skilled and versatile, even though some very unnecessary badly chosen accents can leave you distracted. (more...)

Ovation Brands' And Furr's Fresh Buffet' Celebrate Real Life Heroes With A New Family Night Promotion, Starting August 25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Ovation Brands' portfolio of restaurants - Old Country Buffet , Ryan's , HomeTown Buffet and Country Buffet - as well as Furr's Fresh Buffet are shining the Spotlight on true life heroes with its newest Family Night promotion starting Thursday, August 25, 2016. In partnership with Anchor Bay Entertainment and their award-winning animated film, Underdogs, the restaurants will highlight various heroes from soldiers to teachers and more with this seven-week program. Family Night takes place every Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. (more...)

Ordway and Schubert Club to Present FROM THE TOP with Christopher O'Riley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Schubert Club and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will present From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on Classical MPR, on Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Ordway Concert Hall. (more...)

THE VARIATIONS PROJECT Returns
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Casio's Artist Program Spotlights Earth, Wind & Fire's Larry Dunn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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From FX TV's SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL Robert Kelly September 9th In Westport
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Robert Kelly is in his second season playing Bam, Denis Leary's drummer in the aforementioned FX comedy series airing weekly on Thursday nights. Robert was thrust into the national Spotlight when he was one of three comedians who toured with Comedy Superstar Dane Cook as part of HBO's hugely popular comedy series "Tourgasm". (more...)

Jane Bunnett Featuring Maqueque to Release 'ODDARA' on October 14!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Four-time JUNO Award winner, two-time Grammy nominee, and Officer of the Order of Canada, soprano saxophonist/flautist Jane Bunnett & Maqueque is set to release 'Oddara' on October 14, 2016 via Linus Entertainment. (more...)

4th Annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival on Tour Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour, the touring arm of Telluride Mountainfilm, makes its fourth annual stop at the Plaza Atlanta Theatre next weekend. Year-round and worldwide, Telluride Mountainfilm takes a selection of its festival films on the road and the Atlanta stop,Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour ATL (TMF-ATL), is August 25, 26 and 27 at The Plaza Atlanta Theatre. At this year's festival, festival officials will announce the inaugural winner of the scholarship program that will benefit local, emerging filmmakers. Because of demand, the festival has added a Thursday night screening, to Spotlight a specific film. There will be a full panel talkback after that screening (details below). The festival will host screenings Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30pm. On Friday morning, there is a Kidz Kino event for area school children supported by the Alliance Theatre Educational Outreach Team. (more...)

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