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BWW Review: New Line Theatre's ZORBA Exhibits Zest for Life
by Chris Gibson - Mar 9, 2017

There's something oddly life-affirming about the character of Zobra. He's a cheerleader for living life to its fullest. ZORBA the musical (lyrics by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander, and book by Joseph Stein) impresses an audience with the realization that time never stands still, and therefore, life goes on despite the nasty curves it may lob our way. New Line Theatre's production is a real revelation, because even though this show received its fair share of award nominations, it's really not revived that often. Perhaps it's the darker elements that pervade the show that turn some people off, but then life isn't always Sunshine and roses, so I like that they are present. This kind of presentation is something that New Line does better than anyone else, and that's to revive a neglected or forgotten show for a new audience to appreciate, and their track record is impeccable in this regard. This show is a genuine must see, and taking it in I've come to realize that we all need our own personal 'Zorba' to prod us into taking risks and fully investing ourselves in whatever we do, even if things might go awry on occasion. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - Mar 9, 2017

There was an abundance of "Magic To Do" in PIPPIN, The Playhouse's penultimate production this season. This tour brought along skilled acrobats that dazzled the crowd not only with their Cirque de Soleil-type gymnastics but with jaw-dropping magic. (more...)

THE PRICE's Danny DeVito in Talks to Join Disney's Live-Action DUMBO Film
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Deadline reports that Danny DeVito, currently making his Broadway debut in THE PRICE, is in talks to join Tim Burton's live-action reboot of DUMBO for Walt Disney Studios. (more...)

Scoop: Cooking Channel - April 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on Cooking Channel - April 2017 Highlights (more...)

Sony/ATV UK appoints Alastair Kinross as Senior A&R Manager
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK has appointed Alastair Kinross to the position of Senior A&R Manager in its market-leading A&R department. (more...)

Varla Jean Merman to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with A LITTLE WHITE MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

???????International chanteuse Varla Jean Merman opens her jaws wide to take a bite out of the American Songbook in "A Little White Music" at Feinstein's/54 Below on April 5 & 6, featuring Gerald Goode at the piano. (more...)

Chloe Kim Wins Superpipe at Burton US Open of Snowboarding
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Congratulations are in order for Monster Energy athlete Chloe Kim as she took the victory in the Superpipe at the 35th annual Burton US Open of Snowboarding. Considered one of the most prestigious events in snowboarding, Kim left little doubt as to her dominance in the sport defending her title from last season and sending off competition season in style. (more...)

BWW Review: Fall in Love with MacTheatre in ME & MY GIRL
by Michelle Hache - Mar 4, 2017

It is no wonder that director Joshua Denning enjoys the larger shows; he has the ability to do them well. Denning and the rest of this impressive faculty have achieved new heights with ME & MY GIRL; their cast has spoiled me for all others. Run, don't walk…catch one of the final performances before it absconds back to Lambeth! (more...)

Gryffin & Illenium Release 'Feel Good' feat. Daya
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Los Angeles-based artist and producer Gryffin releases a new single, “Feel Good” with Illenium and featuring Daya, today via all digital retailers through Polydor/Darkroom/Interscope Records. (more...)

Watch Trailer for Sci-Fi Thriller THE LAST SCOUT, Out This Month
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Runaway Features is thrilled to announce the U.S. release of the suspense-filled sci-fi thriller THE LAST SCOUT, which is released on digital and Video On Demand platforms on 7th March. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Announces Cast Change Ahead of First Anniversary; Matthew Croke to Make West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions announced today that Matthew Croke will star in the title role of Aladdin as the new musical based on the classic Academy Award-winning animated film approaches its first birthday in the West End. Jade Ewen will continue in the role of Jasmine and Trevor Dion Nicholas, who made his London stage debut as Genie, remains in the role. (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Rachel Price Releases New EP 'Home' 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Rachel Price has come a long way from her hometown of O'Neill, Nebraska to pursue her dreams of being a singer/songwriter. (more...)

'Education: A Collection of Short Stories' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

A middle-aged teacher just wants to do his job, but is frustrated with the administrative hurdles and pathological staff members he is forced to confront. A private investigator loses his business but finds love and adventure in spades. A psychologically confused undergraduate seeks knowledge and ends up finding God. (more...)

FLYING, ALMOST HEAVEN, and More Lead Chenango River Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The greater Binghamton area's longest running Equity theatre will kickoff its 11th season with a world premiere production, followed by the regional premiere of a musical featuring the music of John Denver, plus a classic comedy and finally a compelling drama about a quintessential American family caught in an unexpected situation.  (more...)

DONOVAN Comes to The Cutting Room for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Donovan Leitch is widely regarded as one of the most influential songwriters and recording artists working today. At his induction into the R & R Hall of Fame in 2012 it was stated, 'Donovan singlehandedly initiated the Pysychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman'. This masterwork album he created late 1965 at 19 years of age, one year before his friends The Beatles, influencing their album Sgt Pepper's  Lonely heart's Club Band, and leading the way for many other artists. (more...)

Brit-Pop Sensation Bipolar Sunshine Makes Stateside Debut with New Single 'Are You Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

British Alt-Pop soloist, Bipolar Sunshine, is back with his euphoric new single 'Are You Happy.' The song is now available at all digital retailers. Produced by longtime collaborator, Jazz Purple, the stirring pop track highlights the singer's melancholy vocals backed by a huge chorus featuring a Los Angeles choir. (more...)

Mia Henry Releases A MOTHER'S SIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mia Henry tells a heartrending and intimate tale of family, love and tragedy in her debut publication. 'A Mother's Sin' (published by AuthorHouse), based on her personal life experiences, offers inspiration and healing to anyone going through tough times. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

Rosie Kay Dance Company Returns to Home with MK ULTRA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Rosie Kay, one of the UK's leading choreographers, renowned for her athletic movement, rigorous research and intelligent theatricality, presents her company's new show MK ULTRA, which calls in at HOME on Wednesday 3/Thursday 4 May. (more...)

BWW Interview: MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 22, 2017

Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael Barra, a native of Durham. He is featured in the critically acclaimed musical, A Bronx Tale, now playing at the Longacre Theatre co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents Annual EAST SIDE STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

OBIE Award-winning theater company Metropolitan Playhouse will present its annual EAST SIDE STORIES, a three-week celebration of the life and lore of the East Village featuring four new plays and six new solo performances. (more...)

Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

To avoid a big dose of Festival FOMO, it is time for both local and international visitors to start planning for a trip to the South Africa's biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebration, The National Arts Festival. This year's Festival takes place from 29 June until 9 July. (more...)

UG! COMEDY SHOW!! at Exile Above 2A Announces this Week's Guests
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Todd Montesi & Richard James present awesome comics in front of a cool supportive crowd in the epicenter of hip NYC the East Village. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Endearing and Entirely Captivating, Beloved Children's Book DIARY OF A WOMAT Comes To Life On Stage
by Jade Kops - Mar 19, 2017

Jackie French and Bruce Whatley's international best selling children's book DIARY OF A WOMBAT makes its way to Australian stages in a wonderful new production from Monkey Baa Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Relive the Past Performances of the Cast of THE PRICE
by Danielle Ashley - Mar 18, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. In anticipation of opening night, get to know more about the cast! (more...)

Actress/Comedian Nicky Sunshine Brings CONFESSIONS OF A MASSAGE PARLOR MADAM to Producer's Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her dramatic and comedic talents to the Producers Club Actors Studio (358 W. 44th Street) in Manhattan for three special shows on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Nicky, whose credits includes appearances on several Off-Broadway stages and NYC-metro area comedy clubs, will present her new solo work 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam' at the Times Square area-located venue at 5:00pm. A second performance of "Confessions" is scheduled for 7:30pm and will be followed by a 'Power To The Pink' / Women's History Month standup comedy showcase @10:00pm where Sunshine will be joined by an all female lineup of comedy talents who've made a splash on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and MTV. Shows will / may feature adult themes, language and content . The evening is produced by Top Knotch Ent and admission to a "Confessions" performance and the comedy show is @10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Working Theater's BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK to Explore Gentrification in Brooklyn, Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Working Theater, under the direction of Artistic Producing Director MarkPlesent, has announced that it will present BAMBOO IN BUSHWICK - a new play that explores the varying and complex reactions to gentrification in the suddenly trendy Bushwick section of Brooklyn, as the second fully staged production in the company's FIVE BOROUGHS / ONE CITY project, which is deepening its relationships with communities of working people in their very own neighborhoods. (more...)

Russell Brand, Alan Titchmarsh and LA LA LAND Announced as Part of MOREoutdoor Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce MOREoutdoor, a season of one-off events during their 2017 season. (more...)

Orb Events Reveals Full Music Line-Up for New Brighton Seaside Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Orb Events have just announced the full music line-up for New Brighton Seaside Festival! (more...)

Popular Children's Festival KIDSFEST to Return Bigger and Better in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Orb Events and The James Bulger Memorial Trust have announced that KidsFest is back by popular demand for 2017 and is set to be even bigger and better than ever. (more...)

Family and Furniture! Meet the Full Cast of THE PRICE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tonight, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to meet the company and watch interviews with the quartet in rehearsal! (more...)

Shine All Day with Hot Dog on a Stick's New Breakfast Offerings - Sausage on a Stick with Maple Syrup and Tater Tots
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Good morning, or good afternoon, Sunshine! Starting tomorrow, March 14, Hot Dog on a Stick will offer new all day breakfast items Sausage on a Stick with Maple Syrup and Tater Tots. Paired with a fresh hand-stomped lemonade, Hot Dog on a Stick's breakfast will help you shine all day! (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO to Bring Laughs to Milwaukee Rep This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater will make Milwaukee laugh with the global hit An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante this March 24- May 28 in the Stackner Cabaret. (more...)

SilverSounds Northwest Presents AMERICA'S JUKEBOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

On April 9, 2017 at 3pm SilverSounds Northwest (SSN) presents its Spring Concert America's Jukebox. Northwest Associated Arts' senior singers put their best foot forward with SSN's annual celebration of the music from the 1950s through the 90s. From What a Wonderful World to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, with stops along the way for songs by Simon & Garfunkel, Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton and many others, this show will once again prove that "You're never to old to rock-n-roll!" (more...)

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music Announces Season With New Music Director Cristian Macelaru
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America's longest running festival of new orchestral music, celebrates the arrival of its brilliant new Music Director and Conductor, Cristian M?celaru, with a sensational series of commissioned works that continue the Festival's forward-looking tradition and opens creative doors for its dynamic young conductor. (more...)

BWW Review: U.S. Premiere of COOLATULLY at Solas Nua
by Pamela Roberts - Mar 13, 2017

In the American premiere Fiona Doyle's COOLATULLY, Kilian (David Mavricos)is stuck in the village of Coolatully and has few prospects. Once the powerful champion of the hurling team, Kilian has watched so many of his generation leave for opportunities abroad that the tiny town no longer has enough young people left to field a hurling team. The garda station is closed and the post office shuttered. When an opportunity to leave presents itself, Kilian must decide if there is enough to tie him to Coolatully when so much seems to indicate that he cannot afford to stay. (more...)

Back to Billy! Tony Yazbeck Will Rejoin Cast of CHICAGO Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Tony Award nomineeTony Yazbeck will return to the Broadway production as "Billy Flynn" beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). Tony Award nominee Christopher Sieber will play his final performance in the role tonight, Monday, March 13.   (more...)

Nicky Sunshine Brings CONFESSIONS OF A MASSAGE PARLOR MADAM to The Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her dramatic and comedic talents to the Producers Club Actors Studio (358 W. 44th Street) in Manhattan for three special shows on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Nicky, whose credits includes appearances on several Off-Broadway stages and NYC-metro area comedy clubs, will present her new solo work 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam' at the Times Square area-located venue at 5:00pm. (more...)

John Guare's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Plays The Red House Arts Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Red House Arts Center continues its 2017 season with Six Degrees of Separation, by award-winning playwright John Guare which runs now through March 18th. Diamonds and denim clash in this fast-paced and wildly clever play inspired by true events. (more...)

BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE, New Alexandra Theatre
by Emma Cann - Mar 10, 2017

Known for his strong female characters, from Educating Rita to Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers, Willy Russell's Shirley Valentine stands head and shoulders above his other work as an in depth exploration of what it was really like to be a woman in the 1980s. Transporting the audience from her kitchen in Liverpool to a beautiful beach in Corfu, 42 year old Shirley Bradshaw's life is thrown out of balance by an unexpected holiday, causing her to question the mundane, limiting life she finds herself leading. (more...)

German Label Brain Releases Expansive Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Founded in 1972, German label Brain now commands a status and reputation among listeners and collectors all over the world that would have been unimaginable at the time. Today, it is regarded as one of the most important label outlets for German rock music of the 1970s, a genre generally referred to as krautrock, although the term hardly does justice to the range of styles covered by these groups and their records. In any case, it was coined by the English media and only became popular as an afterthought. Brain first used it in May 1974 in an advert in Musikexpress magazine for their 'Kraut Rock' compilation. The label licenced international acts and albums right from the start in order to expand its portfolio. (more...)

Inaugural aTrolla Music Festival Set for Dallas, TX This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

This May, the aTrolla MUSIC FESTIVAL will debut, celebrating the music from the decades and the fans who created the now popular music festival format. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, London Coliseum
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 28, 2017

If a sad tale really is best for winter, then we've certainly been blessed this year. For months the news has croaked out its nightly stories, each blacker than the one before, and though blossom is already on the trees there's not been so much as a whiff of a happy ending. Certainly not at English National Opera, where composer Ryan Wigglesworth and director Rory Kinnear have recut Shakespeare's play into something even more darkly ambiguous than its source. (more...)

BWW Review: Don Scardino Brings Musical Chops and Tales from his Illustrious and Hilarious Career to Feinstein's/54 Below in NOTHING TO HIDE
by Casey Mink - Feb 28, 2017

They say, in life, it's all about who you know. Luckily for Don Scardino and his audiences at his two shows at Feinstein's/54 Below on February 18, he has friends in very high places. The show, DON SCARDINO WITH JOHN MILLER: NOTHING TO HIDE, was Scardino's first at the cabaret venue, and the seasoned performer, director, and musician brought a welcomed (though not-so-fresh) air of breezy yesteryear listening--- along with salivating showbiz tales, of course. (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

BWW Review: Broken Box Mime Theater Highlights the Joys of Subversion in SEE REVERSE
by Victoria Ordin - Feb 27, 2017

These are deep philosophical waters but important to understanding the work of Broken Box Mime Theater, whose mission is threefold: 1) 'To activate the imagination of audiences,' 2) 'to contemporize the art of mime,' and 3) 'to remind us all of the power of simple storytelling.' SEE REVERSE consists of ten individual pieces, some of which include some combination of eight enormously talented performers with backgrounds ranging from theater to opera to poetry: Nick Abdeel, Becky Baumwoll, Duane Cooper, Geraldine Dulex, Blake Habermann, David Jenkins, Marissa Molnar, and Matt Zambrano. Surprisingly, not one has formal dance training, which makes the precision of their physical movement all the more remarkable.  (more...)

Yellowjackets, Tommy Igoe Band and More Set for Blue Note Napa This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Blue Note Napa has announced its March 2017 lineup - scroll down for details! (more...)

NOLA's Own Hot 8 Brass Band To Perform At KCRW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

GRAMMY nominated Hot 8 Brass Band have announced they have been tapped for a coveted performance slot on Morning Becomes Eclectic this Friday, February 24. (more...)

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