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BWW Interview: All the Right Moves- Tony Nominee Andy Blankenbuehler Explains the Inspiration of His Revolutionary HAMILTON Choreography
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2016

Forget Alexander Hamilton. Andy Blankenbuehler is truly the man who's non-stop this theatre season. (more...)

Mu Performing Arts Presents World Premiere of "tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story Of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan"
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

Mu Performing Arts released casting and thematic details today for the World Premiere production of ?tot: THE UNTOLD, YET SPECTACULAR STORY OF ?(a filipino)?HULK HOGAN?, June 17 - 26, 2016, written by playwright ?Victor Maog?and directed by ?Randy Reyes at Park Square Theatre's Boss Thrust Stage. This production is the final play of the 2015?2016 season and marks Mu's 50th World Premiere of new works by Asian American artists and playwrights. (more...)

BWW Review: MARJANI FORTE-SAUNDERS Combines Nightmarish Images To Little Effect in being Here.../this time
by Juan Michael Porter II - May 26, 2016

Ms. Forte-Saunders has created an evening of misery that blocks any discourse beyond the bleak. If her intent was to wield art as a blunt instrument with which to hammer home her point, then she has certainly succeeded. The tragedy therein is that she could have done much more. Hers is a ferocious intellect that charges unswervingly towards what is distressing. While I admire her forcefulness, I wonder if she has confused strength for bravery. (more...)

BWW Review: Abbey Theatre's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Mixes Classic with Modern at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - May 20, 2016

it's a shame this production only played the Kennedy Center for two performances, but for the lucky theatergoers that had a chance to see it, it is certainly a memorable one. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater embarks on an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

General Michael Hayden to Deliver Keynote Address at Gigamon Federal Cybersecurity Summit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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A BRONX TALE Musical Takes First Step Toward Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Chazz Palminteri, Alan Menken and Glenn Slater's A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL is making its first move toward Broadway. (more...)

Isabelle Gecils Releases Autobiography, LEAVING SHANGRILA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

NEW YORK, May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Morgan James's new release, Leaving Shangrila: The True Story of A Girl, Her Transformation and Her Eventual Escape by Isabelle Gecils, is the captivating memoir of a charmingly complex heroine. (more...)

Zbigniew Alexander Pens MAN CREATED GOD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Zbigniew Alexander, a staunch atheist with a degree in science, has completed his new book 'Man Created God': a gripping and formidable presentation of opinions directly relating to the human race needing to let go of archaic superstition and move forward to prepare for the real challenges posed by this century. (more...)

MasterVoices to Launch BRIDGES - CONNECTING COMMUNITIES THROUGH MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) announces the inaugural concert for'Bridges - Connecting Communities Through Music,' an outreach initiative that provides people in a New York community with the opportunity to come together to make music with MasterVoices, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds. (more...)

2016 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Short Film Selections
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 72 selected short films, 45 are world premieres and 53 are in competition at the Festival. (more...)

DJ Sun Captures Journey Through China with QINGXI Soundtrack, Out 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

QINGXI is a 50-minute soundtrack inspired by an ancestral quest of DJ Sun and photographer Jasmine Lee Richardson. The project was originally commissioned in 2015 by Asia Society Texas Center (ASTC) and produced as an audio-visual performance by DJ Sun and Richardson's company, Everyday is Sunday. It will be released on March 25, 2016. (more...)

Fargo Moorehead Community Theatre Announces the 70th Season on The Stage at Island Park - PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, BILLY ELLIOT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Fargo Moorehead Community Theatre announces the 70th season on The Stage at Island Park. (more...)

HAIR to Return to London at Bridewell Theatre on Fleet Street
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Nearly 50 years after it was first performed in America, the original rock musical, Hair, will run at the Bridewell Theatre on Fleet Street, central London from 26 to 30 April in a brand new production. The show's issues of intergenerational Strife and war versus peace are as relevant as ever and ensure the musical still resonates today. (more...)

Young Adult Novel SHATTERING GLASS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

NEW YORK, March 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ In historic Presidential Election year, high school teacher's Young Adult novel,Shattering Glass: The Life and Strife of the First Female President, stands to capture the hearts and minds of every pre-teen and teenage girl across the U.S. and inspire them to believe that the sky is the limit for their dreams. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Til Death Do You Part' Episode of BATES MOTEL
by - Mar 16, 2016

Below, check out a sneak peek at the next episode of BATES MOTEL titled 'Til Death Do You Part,' airing Monday at 9/8c on A&E. (more...)

Stage Adaptation of THE ROTTERS' CLUB to Play Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Jonathan Coe's iconic 1970s coming-of-age novel, The Rotters' Club is brought to life on stage for the first time at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 2 - 9 April. Inspired by Jonathan Coe's own school days in Birmingham, and adapted for the stage from a young person's perspective by Richard Cameron, this production, commissioned by The REP and directed by Gwenda Hughes, will feature a cast of brilliantly talented young performers drawn from The REP's youth theatres. (more...)

Vickie Lee White Releases ON FEAR'S EDGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Vickie Lee White, a devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'On Fear's Edge': a gripping and potent tale of a young girl's journey who must overcome her poor circumstances at home. Vickie loves God, family, and friends. She has great respect for all life; therefore, she has spent much of her life rescuing stray animals. Vickie's wish is that this story will in some way be an inspiration to the reader. (more...)

Citizens Theatre to Present DANCE OF DEATH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?In association with the Citizens Theatre, joint Artistic Director of Vox Motus Candice Edmunds presents a new adaptation of August Strindberg's Dance of Death in the Citizens Theatre's Circle Studio next month from 22 April. Adapted by Frances Poet, designed by Graham McLaren and starring Tam Dean Burn, Lucianne McEvoy  and Andy Clarke, Dance of Death brings together some of the best creative talent in Scottish theatre. (more...)

Harbor Stage Company to Host Staged Reading of BUCKLEY/VIDAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Harbor Stage Company, Cape Cod's artist-run theater by the sea, announces the addition of a staged reading, BUCKLEY/VIDAL: Brilliant & Vicious, to their 5th season lineup. Comprised of selections from ABC News's famed 1968 debates between conservative pundit William F. Buckley and liberal champion Gore Vidal, the reading will offer a look back at a seminal moment in modern politics. Harbor Artistic Director Robert Kropf will take on the role of Vidal and guest actor Jeffrey Withers will be featured as Buckley. (more...)

Beck Center Does National Search for Their Billy (Elliot)
by Roy Berko - Jun 30, 2016

The multi-award winning Billy Elliot The Musical tells the historically tale of a community in Strife caused by a miners' strike in County Durham, in North Eastern England, balanced against the fictional tale of a lad named Billy. (more...)

Bear & Co. to Bring MACBETH to Local Parks in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Summer means Shakespeare in the park. In this 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death, Bear & Co. brings you MACBETH as the Queen's Men might have toured it. Within the circle of a rope thrown on the ground, three women invite you into Shakespeare's warring Scotland. In a country torn by civil Strife, who is to be trusted? Are they witches? Beggars? Loyal friends or assassins? Only one thing is sure: They play with fire. (more...)

Imogen Stubbs & Natalie Casey to Star in Frantic Assembly's THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Andrew Bovell's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. Matthew Barker, Natalie Casey, Richard Mylan, Kirsty Oswald, Ewan Stewart and Imogen Stubbs will star in the play's UK premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith from 10th September until 1st October 2016 before embarking upon a UK tour. (more...)

BWW Review: Opera Theatre of St. Louis Offers a Powerful World Premiere of SHALIMAR THE CLOWN
by Steve Callahan - Jun 14, 2016

Salman Rushdie's tale of love and vengeance becomes a powerful opera in this commissioned work at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Premiere GIRLS OF THE GOLDEN WEST in Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley today announced the Company will present the world premiere commission of Girls of the Golden West, a new opera set during the 1850s California Gold Rush, by the internationally-renowned team of composer John Adams and director/librettist Peter Sellars. Presented at the War Memorial Opera House for seven performances opening November 2017, San Francisco Opera will announce casting, conductor, design team and ticket information in January 2017 as part of the Company's 2017–18 repertory season. (more...)

VIDEO: Chazz Palminteri Says A BRONX TALE Set For Broadway's Longacre, December 1st
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2016

The musical based on his solo play premiered at Paper Mill in February, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROMEO & JULIET Set in East Jerusalem at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 11. (more...)

TUG OF WAR, Culinary Complete Works and More Set for September as Part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Chicago will be treated to a wealth of Shakespeare in September 2016, as the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration marking 400 years of the playwright's enduring legacy continues into the fall. (more...)

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre to Present CRIMES AND CRIMES, 8/6-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

August Strindberg Repertory Theatre will emphasize the comedy in a remaking of August Strindberg's 'Crimes and Crimes,' to be presented August 6 to 20 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street.  The company's Associate Artistic Director, Whitney Aronson, is preparing a radical refashioning of the script to bring out the humor that underlies a play that is mostly known as an impressionistic study of thought. (more...)

LADIES IN BLACK to Tour Australia in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Ahead of tomorrow night's Helpmann Awards, Queensland Theatre Company has announced that the smash hit musical and six-time nominated Ladies in Black will tour nationally in early 2017, taking in Sydney and Canberra with encore seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne.  (more...)

BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN Amazes at Monomoy
by Kristen Morale - Jul 21, 2016

Never having seen this on stage but having read the novella some time ago, at the time acknowledging it as one of the most memorable stories I have ever read, seeing Steinbeck's words and emotions transposed on stage by the Monomoy Theatre, bringing to the life this simultaneously sad and touchingly hopeful plot by such talented individuals, really made the impact of Of Mice and Men that much stronger. In my opinion, it enhances this plot to the extent of it being particularly memorable for some time to come for all who are fortunate enough to see this production. (more...)

Mae Ella Moss Pens FROM AFRICA WITH LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Mae Ella Moss writes her third book, an exposé of the sufferings, pains and devastation of the African people under questionable leaderships. In 'From Africa with Love' (published by Xlibris), readers see the truth from a citizen's eyes and not from the outsiders. It is a revelation of what the people witness and endure in their daily existence as they toil and work everyday in a land that is supposed to nourish them and not oppress them. (more...)

Double Wife, Double Life, Double Strife in Comedy Farce at the Limelight Theatre this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

THE most successful comedy farce of all time comes to Limelight Theatre this July and August. Written by Ray Cooney and directed Susan Vincent, Run For Your Wife had a nine-year run in London's West End after debuting in 1983. The fast-paced comedy follows taxi driver John Smith, a man with two wives and two apartments, who juggles his life between the two homes on a tight schedule. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Kieran Knowles' Operation Crucible. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present MARY V
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents 'Mary V', A Battle of the Sexes 400 Years in the Making. (more...)

Culmination of Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE Centerpiece of Shakespeare 400 Chicago Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) culminates Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War with Civil Strife, where family divisions launch a country into civil war through Shakespeare's Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and into his notorious tragedy Richard III. (more...)

Stage Traffic Productions Announces Premiere of New Musical THIS LITTLE LIFE OF MINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The World Premiere of This Little Life of Mine will run at Park Theatre for a limited season from 4 October - 29 October, with press night on 5 October. This brilliant, brand new production will run in Park90, and will be the first musical drama to examine the real lives of modern Londoners, with the pressure of high expectation and the worry of underachieving.  (more...)

Theatre-Hikes' DRIVING MISS DAISY Starts August 20th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Theatre-Hikes, a non-profit theater company based in Chicago, presents Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry.  Theatre-Hikes has been presenting 'Stories That Move You!' since 2001 at North Park Village Nature Center and The Morton Arboretum.  They present family friendly entertainment combined with a light walk, or a bit of exercise in a nature environment. (more...)

BWW Review: Carmen Cusack Shares Her Remarkable Story with Feinstein's/54 Below, Showcasing the Unmatched Versatility Which Brought Her to Broadway
by Casey Mink - Aug 12, 2016

'At last, at last, at long last.' These are the lyrics which ushered in the emotional climax of Broadway's Bright Star, the North Carolina-set musical which burned fast and, well, bright this past season on Broadway. So, too, did these lyrics close out the solo concert debut of the musical's incandescent star, Carmen Cusack, at Feinstein's/54 Below on August 9. Fittingly so. This time last year, Cusack was little known in New York, having established herself as a bona fide star in the West End, as well as regionally in touring productions of Wicked and South Pacific. Cut to the summer of 2016, though, and Cusack has made one of the most celebrated Broadway debuts in memory and was Tony-nominated in this year's Actress in a Leading Role category (the same one deemed too full for Audra McDonald). It is no wonder, then, Cusack wasted no time capitalizing on her newfound cachet, booking three concerts at Broadway's supper club, before swiftly adding a fourth due to demand. (more...)

CBS Offers 'Refresher Course' on Season Finales Prior to Fall Debuts
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Need a refresher on what happened in last season's finales? The following has all the information you need, plus a glimpse of what the future holds this coming season on CBS. (more...)

Black Violin to Bring 'Classical Boom' to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College opens its 2016-17 season on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8pm with the return of three-time Amateur Night at the Apollo winners Black Violin. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and More Set for Chicago Shakespeare's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

On the heels of announcing the Theater's expansion with an innovative performance venue known as The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare and in the midst of a full calendar of programs around the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson share the line-up for the Theater's 2016-17 Season. The twenty productions range from works inspired by Shakespeare and world premieres to standout performances by artists from around the globe. (more...)

PBS to Premiere New Documentary DEMOCRATS, 4/18
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Directed by Camilla Nielsson and winner of the Best Documentary Feature Award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival, Democrats premieres on Independent Lens on Monday, April 18, 2016, 10:00-12:00 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) prepares to begin an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. Adapted and directed by Gaines as the Theater's centerpiece of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival, the Tug of War saga traces the injustice and intrigues of war from the perspectives of both kings and common soldiers through two, six-hour marathon productions-Foreign Fire (Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1) in the spring and Civil Strife (Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III) in the fall. Featuring some of Chicago's most celebrated actors, the dynamic ensemble cast of 19 performs over 100 characters throughout the electrifying drama. The musicality of Shakespeare's text is complemented with live music performances ranging from Bach and the blues, to contemporary pop and folk anthems. Songs from P!nk, Pete Townshend and Tim Buckley are accompanied onstage by a band of ensemble members on electric guitar, cello, keyboard, ukulele and percussion. Tug of War: Foreign Fire debuts on the Courtyard Theater stage for a limited run of only 18 performances, May 12-June 12, 2016. (more...)

PSYWE to Conclude Season with HEAVEN AND EARTH Concert, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—April 27, 2016—The young and talented musicians of Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE), grades 8-12, conclude their season with a heavenly array of moving and arresting music. The program, “Heaven and Earth,” features works that are both naturally and divinely inspired—from the “lightning in a bottle” of John Mackey's 2015 “Lightning Field,” to the natural sounds of rain in Whitacre's “Cloudburst,” to Grainger's impressions of a typical day in Australia in “Colonial Song,” and the spiritual underpinnings of Maslanka's “Give Us This Day.” Also, for the first time in PSYWE history, the ensemble performs a new composition by one of its own members, trumpeter Kai Quizon, who wrote “Impulse” over his summer break after working with Symphony composer-in-residence Narong Prangcharoen. These talented brass, woodwind and percussion musicians come together to perform this moving selection of music on Sunday, May 22, at 1 p.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 6/4-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 4. (more...)

TO THE FREEMASONS AND OTHER VERSES is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The modern literary world often relegates poetry to a room reserved merely for an appreciation of flowery language and rhyming words, but couldn't it do more?' Robin Elliott certainly believes so. In 'To the Freemasons and Other Verses' (published by AuthorHouse UK) he writes about enjoyable topics like love and popular culture, but he also dives deep to encourage people to address many of the ills that face human society. (more...)

A TIME FOR MEMORIES 2 is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Lyn Burgess returns to the publishing world with the release of her second book, 'A Time For Memories 2: Chilling Memories' (published by Xlibris UK). In this new novel, Burgess tells a complex tale of romance and intrigue set in a landscape of war and Strife. (more...)

Children from Atlanta Jewish Academy Hail 'Religious Tolerance' in Azerbaijan Following Visit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

ATLANTA, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

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