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MAKJ Releases Edit of MADLY's 'Work Me'; Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

For the first time since the launch of his new imprint KENZ, and his inaugural release “Get Whoa” — MAKJ returns with a brand new track “Work Me (MAKJ Deep Edit)” out now. (more...)

BWW Review: The American Pops Orchestra Sings a Joyful Tribute to STREISAND
by Keith Tittermary - Jan 17, 2017

The American Pops Orchestra, founded in 2015 by Maestro Luke Frazier has a mission to "breath new life into orchestral pops programming and inspiring new audiences to discover the wealth of material in the Great American Songbook in dynamic ways." (more...)

BWW Seeks Fitness Writers, Bloggers, Experts, Nutritionists and More - All Skills, All Regions!
by BWW Staff - Jan 17, 2017 is currently seeking talented enthusiasts to head up feature coverage in the area of Classical Music. (more...)

Old School Square to Present Nine Audience-Wowing Concerts & Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

???????Old School Square is presenting nine amazing shows and concerts in February. Tickets for all of them are available for online purchase now at (more...)

Fullscreen & Astronauts Wanted Team on New Comedy Series H8TERS
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

ullscreen has greenlit “H8TERS,” a new original series starring digital comedy duo Kian Lawley (“Before I Fall”) and Jc Caylen (“t@gged”). (more...)

Cast Set for U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, Return of MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of Beyond Caring, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning Moby Dick, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin. (more...)

Dame Jenni Murray To Host Inaugural Tonic Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Awards hosted by Jenni Murray.  The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at the Mayfair Theatre within the Mayfair Hotel.  The Awards will celebrate the achievements of game-changing women who are redefining theatre and the performing arts. Attendees will be senior figures from across theatre.   (more...)

Robert DeNiro Stars in HBO's THE WIZARD OF LIES, Debuting This May
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Debuting in May, HBO Films' THE WIZARD OF LIES examines Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme? - this deception, lies and cover-up, all as the financier's wife and sons are catapulted into a harsh and unrelenting Spotlight. (more...)

Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Withdraws from Inaugural Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

The B STREET BAND, a Bruce Springsteen tribute band that was scheduled to perform at the upcoming Garden State Presidential Inaugural Gala, will no longer appear at the event. (more...)

Skylight Theatre to Spotlight HIV/AIDS with SHADES OF DISCLOSURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Skylight Theatre Company kicks off their new season with the World Premiere of SHADES OF DISCLOSURE, created and performed by the revolutionary voice of QueerWise. (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary musical theater and jazz, are two major contributions to the arts of the world that have come from the United States. Originally filled with escapist reviews and song and dance shows, with no story or purpose other than to entertain, the American musical has evolved into a format to tell tales of importance (HAMILTON), highlight sociological and societal changes (HAIR) and make pleas for understanding (RENT). (more...)

BWW Interview: Salisha Thomas of BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 16, 2017

When BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL opens on January 17 at Hartford's Bushnell Theatre, audiences will discover that though they may think they know the songs of Carole King, there is such a rich story behind those familiar lyrics and catchy melodies. BEAUTIFUL tells the true story of King's rise to stardom and illustrates how she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Taking the stage in BEAUTIFUL playing Shirley, the lead singer of the Shirelles is Salisha Thomas who I had the pleasure of speaking with and learning about her experience with this remarkable show about a remarkable woman. (more...)

Bruised Sky Productions Presents VILLAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Suddenly you've got someone who's other, not a person not someone who is there in front of you and you would try to reason with or help. Suddenly it's OK to unleash all the darkness all the horrible things people have deep in the back of their mind that should stay there… (more...)

Women in Comedy Festival and ImprovBoston to Present 'JELLY' Variety Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

While men have been in the national comedy scene Spotlight for decades, the folks at the Women in Comedy Festival (WICF) and ImprovBoston stay committed to showcasing the extraordinary contributions of women right here in Boston (more...)

Carly Honfi to Join California Pops Orchestra for MAGICAL BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, begins the new year with 'Magical Broadway Hits' at Cupertino's Flint Center, featuring guest vocalist Carly Honfi. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Chef Yo of PINTO GARDEN in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 16, 2017

Chef Yo of Pinto Garden in New York City is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

Zimmerli Art Museum To Spotlight Two Exhibits At ART AFTER HOURS, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites the public to attend exclusive programming at Art After Hours: First Tuesdays on February 7, from 5 to 9 p.m. (more...) Proudly Launches PrestaShop Hosting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017


BWW Review: Circle Players and TSU's Dazzling and Delightful THE WIZ
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 14, 2017

And, lord! What a cast Larson has assembled for his unique take on the musical - which again was catapulted into the cultural zeitgeist thanks to the critically acclaimed televised version from NBC last year of the show that features the music and lyrics of Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown - and what a collective of creative types he's once again pulled together to bring his vision to the TSU stage. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Unveils 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company presents a 2017/2018 season that defies conventions on what opera can be and cements the art form's enduring relevance as a reflection of timeless human relations and universal themes. (more...)

REELZ to Premiere Original Miniseries THE KENNEDYS- AFTER CAMELOT, 4/2
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

REELZ today announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated original miniseries, THE KENNEDY S- AFTER CAMELOT,, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, with the two-hour world premiere on Sunday, April 2, 2017 (more...)

Billy Currington Announces 'Stay Up til the Sun' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Platinum-selling, Grammy, ACM and CMA nominated artist Billy Currington will hit the road on his headlining Stay Up 'Til the Sun tour beginning March 9th, 2017 (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE WEAPON HUNTER Season Two, 2/12
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

From a Vietnam era gun truck and a World War II B-25 bomber, to a giant 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft cannon and more, THE WEAPON HUNTER is history up-close and personal. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/13; FENCES in Salt Lake City, Exclusive FUN HOME in Denver, Harold Prince's CANDIDE and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2017

As we start our new year, we are offering a more comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which will now include videos, editor Spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature COPENHAGEN in Washington, DC, FENCES in Salt Lake City, an exclusive behind-the-scenes video of FUN HOME in Denver and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

NBC Sports' STAR SUNDAY to Feature Zach Parise & Patrick Kane
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

NBC Sports continues its STAR SUNDAY telecasts this weekend, as Minnesota forward Zach Parise and Chicago forward Patrick Kane will be featured during NBCSN's coverage of Wild-Blackhawks, beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live. (more...)

BRECHT ON BRECHT to Celebrate the Legendary Dramatist at New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Brecht on Brecht, February 4-March 5, 2017 in the Black Box Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. (more...)

American Cellist Cicely Parnas Makes Her Brevard Symphony Orchestra Debut!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Music overflowing with the elegance and grace of four masterful French composers fills the program when the Brevard Symphony Orchestra presents The French Connection on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. Gabriel Faure's sweetly somber Pavane opens the concert, followed by one of the most famous works for cello and orchestra - the First Cello Concerto by Camille Saint-Saens. Rising star Cicely Parnas makes her BSO debut with this tuneful showpiece. After intermission, two suites originally composed for piano are heard in their orchestral versions - Claude Debussy's charming Petite Suite is a setting of four miniature tone pictures. Maurice Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin salutes not just the great French Baroque master Francois Couperin - but also serves as a musical tribute to friends and colleagues of Ravel's who were lost during World War I.  (more...)

Alliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to Spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Too Heavy for your Pocket, the 13th competition winner, will have its world premiere on the Hertz Stage February 4 - 26, 2017.  Opening night is Thursday, February 9, 2017.  (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces February 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

New York City Dance Allliance Foundation Shapes The Destiny Of Young Dancers With 7th Annual Fundraising Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to The Joyce Theater, January 30, 2017 with Destiny Rising. (more...)

Tony Roma's Celebrates 45 Years of Happy "Rib Faces"
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's, announces the celebration of Tony Roma's 45th anniversary with a special menu designed to satisfy the cravings of its most passionate fans. When Chef David Smith first threw baby back ribs on the grill in 1972, a legend was born, and the Tony Roma's name become synonymous with the world's best tasting ribs. As a tribute to its fans, Tony Roma's restaurants around the world are offering a special menu featuring the items that made Tony Roma's famous. From January 11 - January 17, participating Tony Roma's USA locations will offer fans a special $45 menu for two that includes two Classic Romaritas, a signature Onion Loaf, choice of Kickin' Shrimp or Steak Flatbread, and a full rack of Tony Roma's world-famous Baby Back Ribs to share. What better way to celebrate! (more...)

12 Superb Young Musicians Set for Arizona Musicfest's Young Musicians Winter Concert at MIM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Twelve of Arizona's finest and most accomplished young musicians from Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tucson will showcase their astounding virtuosity, technique and style at Arizona Musicfest's Young Musicians Winter Concert at the Musical Instrument Museum at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 29. (more...)

Visiting Orchestras, World Premieres, Films and More Slated for February 2017 with the TSO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With two visiting orchestras, classical landmarks by Haydn, Beethoven, and Schumann, high-status guest artists, two World Premieres, and the continuation of the films with live orchestra series, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) offers heart-warming music for the cold month of February. As part of the TSO's Canada Mosaic project, audiences will be treated on several occasions to new, brief orchestral works called Sesquies, to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. (more...)

DJI's Guide To The Perfect Valentine's Gift For Your Loved One
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017


Uncharted 4: A Thief's End and INSIDE Lead the Nominations for 20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017


Gary Mullen & The Works to Bring ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN to Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you! Don't miss the fun at Miller Auditorium on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. (more...)

L.A. Braces for a Comedy InvAsian
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In an era where the goal of diversity in entertainment sometimes overlooks Asian Americans, both on and off stage, a new comedy series is about to be launched in Los Angeles. (more...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Season 15 of TLC's Hit Series SAY YES TO THE DRESS Premieres 2/25
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

A decade ago, TLC brought weddings to life with SAY YES TO THE DRESS, and the Kleinfeld crew is still bringing brides the best dresses in the business, making this milestone moment bigger and better than ever. (more...)

Poignant Play Puts Spotlight On Depression
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

???????Direct from the UK, the touching and funny play, Every Brilliant Thing is set to run in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Cremorne Theatre from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 March 2017. (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Jonathan Schnipper of SCHNIPPERS in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 11, 2017

Jonathan Schnipper of Schnippers in New York City is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

The Dessoff Choirs Performs All-French Program 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Hailed as "one of the great amateur choruses of our time (New York Today) for its "full-bodied sound and suppleness (The New York Times)," The Dessoff Choirs turns the church into a petit Paris with an all-French program that puts the Spotlight on the brilliant French Impressionists of music: Marcel Dupre, Claude Debussy, Lili Boulanger, Reynaldo Hahn, Jean Langlais, and Francis Poulenc. Joined by accompanist Steven Ryan (celebrating his 20th anniversary season with Dessoff) and Dr. Raymond Nagem, Associate Organist at the Cathedral of St John the Divine, Dessoff presents a magnifique tribute to French composers and to the majeste of the organ.  (more...)

HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Among 2017 Texas Medal of Arts Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

At a special luncheon at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, the Texas Cultural Trust announced today the 2017 honorees for the biennial Texas Medal of Arts Awards, taking place February 21-22, 2017, for the first time ever at Texas Performing Arts at the University of Texas at Austin. (more...)

Michael Keaton to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Society of Camera Operators
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Society of Camera Operators has announced that this year's Governor's Award Recipient will be actor Michael Keaton (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FRONT PAGE's John Goodman and John Slattery Get Immortalized at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jan 11, 2017

The Front Page has entered its final week of performances on Broadway, but stars John Slattery and John Goodman will now be around for the ages. The duo just traveled across the street to Sardi's to unveil their new portraits. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Funko to Launch SILICON VALLEY Pop! Vinyl Series of Fan-Favorite Characters
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Funko and HBO Global Licensing® are excited to announce a new line of Silicon Valley Pop! Vinyl Figures, which will begin rolling out in February (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Details for the 3rd Annual Women in Theatre Panel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

WaterTower Theatre today announced details for the third annual WOMEN IN THEATRE panel discussion.  The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is chaired by Jennifer Martinez.  This is the third panel in the series, having already explored the unique perspective of prominent female directors and actors, 2017 will feature The Designers, and it will be held on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.  The lecture will be moderated by Dallas arts journalist Lauren Smart, and features Leann Burns, Clare Floyd DeVries, Sylvia Fuhrken Marrs, and Frida Espinosa-Muller. (more...)

City-Wide Seattle Shakespeare Festival Will Take Place in Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

As arts organizations across Seattle throw their energy into selecting programming for the 2017/18 season, several are joining forces to mount a city-wide Shakespeare festival: Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare. With nearly two dozen festival participants, spring of 2018 promises to be an exciting and vibrant time in the Emerald City, showcasing a world class cultural landscape while celebrating one of history's greatest writers. (more...)

Wanda Jackson, Jim Messina, Colin Hay Doc and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of "Queen of Rock" Wanda Jackson, Jim Peterik with The Ides of March, a screening of the first-ever feature-length documentary film about Colin Hay, solo artist and former lead singer of Men At Work, and more. (more...)

WPPAC Invites Local Performers to Take Part in 'Play in a Day' Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

When was the last time you were on stage? Was it high school? Before that? Do you want to get back in the Spotlight? Well here's your chance! (more...)

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