MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Blasts Onto Chinese IMAX Screens with Record-Level $10 Million
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2016

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced that MARVEL'S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR released by The Walt Disney Studios, blasted into the Chinese market with a record-level debut gross of $10 million on 283 IMAX screens. (more...)

TNC to Host 21st Annual Lower East Side Festival This Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

One of the first and most time-honored FREE Summer Festivals in NYC each year - the LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL -- will take place this year, the FEST's 21st annual event  -- Memorial Day Weekend May 27 to 29 at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave. at 10th St.), it has been announced by Crystal Field, co-founder and Artistic Director of Theater for the New City.  (more...)

Letter Carriers' 24th Annual Food Drive set for May 14 throughout nation
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 24 th annual food drive on Saturday, May 14. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, the country's largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in the community. (more...)

BWW Blog: Nanjibah Khan - ONE VOICE: THE MUSICAL!
by Guest Blogger: Nanjibah Khan - May 5, 2016

Way back around October and November, a class of eighth graders started writing their very own musical. And I am proud to say that I was in that class! At first, it started off very small. All we had were notebooks and pens and little ideas in our minds that sounded very stupid at the time. We had no idea that such small efforts put together would end up making such a big production. (more...)

Nashville Theater Mourns the Passing of Iconic Actor DAVID COMPTON
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 5, 2016

David Compton – one of the region's most accomplished and acclaimed and most beloved actors and directors – died early Wednesday morning, May 4, after a four-year battle with heart disease and cancer. He leaves his wife, Amanda Card Compton (whom he married on Tuesday, May 3, just hours before his death); his mother, Jo Compton of Badin, North Carolina; his sister Becky Compton Taylor; his brother Jim Compton; and countless other friends and family who are mourning his passing. (more...)

iQIYI Announces Establishment of the world's Largest Chinese-language VR Platform
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Mark Kelly and LeVar Burton Host Story Time For Elementary Schoolers
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Service members and their families stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, one of the largest training bases for the U.S. Army, received a special visit today from The First Lady, Dr. Biden and Astronaut Mark Kelly. They were joined by lifelong literacy advocate LeVar Burton, the host of Reading Rainbow , for a story time event for students on-base at Thayer Elementary School. The event was part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative. Celebrating its 5 th anniversary, the initiative works to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. (more...)

Veeva to Release Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results on May 26, 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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FIRST COMES LOVE Returning to The Bell House, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

First Comes Love, hosted by Kyle Ayers (Just for Laughs), is back at The Bell House, and this time is proceeded by a carnival of comedian-made carnival games! Comedians acting out adult film scripts from Craigslist, LIVE on stage! He will be joined by Beth Stelling (Conan, Comedy Central 1/2 Hour), Aparna Nancherla (Late Night w. Seth Meyers), Josh Gondelman (Last Week Tonight writer, new album Physical Whisper), Jo Firestone (Punderdome 3000, Chris Gethard Show), and so many more, such as Noah Gardenswartz (Comedy Central), Ben Kronberg, Reformed Whores, Tim Dillon, Anna Drezen, and more special guests. (more...)

Williamston Theatre to Present CHAPATTI This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, returns to Ireland for the charming tale of CHAPATTI by Christian O'Reilly. (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Chance of a Lifetime: Singing with Kristin Chenoweth
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - May 27, 2016

Imagine: your childhood hero, the woman who coined one of your 8-year-old self's favorite songs, holding your hand in front of hundreds of people, the renowned Phoenix Symphony gushing in gorgeous melodies behind you. You are surrounded by your friends and classmates, and bowing in front of an ocean of applauding strangers. No, this is not a dream. This was very much reality. Last weekend I had the opportunity of performing backup vocals with fifteen of my classmates at Arizona State University, for Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.  (more...)

Can Convention Delegates Still Dump Trump?
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Almeida to Broadcast Rupert Goold's RICHARD III, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, July 21
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Almeida will broadcast Artistic Director Rupert Goold's production of RICHARD III, with Ralph Fiennes as Shakespeare's most notorious villain and Vanessa Redgrave as Queen Margaret, live to cinemas in the UK and around the world on 21 July. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - May 26, 2016

Walking into the Music Hall at Fair Park Tuesday night, I was extremely eager to enjoy Ahrens and Flaherty's lavish, Tony Award-winning score in the tour of RAGTIME. Together with Terrence McNally's dynamic script, RAGTIME is celebrated as perhaps one of the greatest book musicals of the past two decades. Unfortunately, in spite of all of its inherent strengths, technical troubles plagued the tour's opening night performance. I left the theatre completely disappointed. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- The Question Of Marriage
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 26, 2016

I can't believe it's May again. It marks a year since my audition process for Fiddler began. It also marks a year since I decided that if I booked the show, I was going to propose to my girlfriend on the stage. (more...)

A VOICE LOUDER THAN ROCK Scores NMFF Nomination
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Though the film is not entirely complete, 'A Voice Louder Than Rock' is based on the truly inspirational story of U.K.-born guitar pro Caleb Quaye (who the legendary Eric Clapton once called 'The Best Guitar Player in the World') and has already made its way to the film festival circuit. (more...)

Geri Petito Says I'M NOT AN ADDICT... I'M JUST AN ASS!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Wanting to help addicts and their family members, author Geri Petito releases her debut book, 'I'm Not an Addict ... I'm Just an Ass!: I'd Rather Be a Smart Ass Than a Dumb Ass!' (published by Archway Publishing), offering a sarcastic, humorous and loving look at the difficult topic that is addiction. (more...)

Ely Finishing to Run 50 Marathons for Wheelchairs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Kevin Ely from Geneva, IL, will cross the finish line in Traverse City, MI, at the Bayshore Marathon on May 28, which will mark the completion of his 50th marathon for mobility. He has been running a marathon in every state to raise awareness and funds for Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM), a humanitarian, faith-based nonprofit that distributes a low-cost, free wheelchair to people in developing countries. In February, 2014, Ely traveled to Huntington Beach, CA, for the Surf City Marathon. Walking through the expo before the race, the Free Wheelchair Mission booth caught his attention. The organization transforms lives through the gift of mobility - a gift Ely and his family already have. That Day he was focused on running 26.2 miles and FWM was focused on lifting lives off the ground. Ely and his wife, Sarah, have two daughters, Olivia and Evelyn. Evelyn was born 10 ½ weeks premature. Despite many physical, neurological and visual challenges, she is moving around quite well. Ely says, 'I am blessed to have a job, insurance, doctors, therapists, etc. to get Evelyn to where she is today. Thanks to the amazing support available to us, she has the gift of mobility.' In many countries, those resources aren't available. Over 100 million people in the world do not have access to a wheelchair. Ely said, 'I have been given so much and it is time for me to pay it forward, or in my case, run it forward. When I get tired on the race course, I remember those who can't run, what they would give to have this simple gift that I take for granted, and I run harder for them.' To date, FWM has distributed over 910,000 wheelchairs in 91 different countries and Ely has personally raised $42,850 to ship container of wheelchairs (550 chairs). About Free Wheelchair Mission: Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian, faith-based non-profit headquartered in Irvine, Calif. It provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, FWM has been providing wheelchairs to those in need around the world since 2001 providing dignity, independence and hope through the gift of mobility. (more...)

BWW Review: Wilbury Theatre Group's Meandering JERUSALEM
by Andria Tieman - May 24, 2016

Wilbury Theatre Group closes out their 2015-2016 season with JERUSALEM by Jez Butterworth.  It's a skillfully directed production with a few standout performances, but unfortunately is bogged down by an overlong story that doesn't deliver much tension until after the two hour mark and suffers from some clumsy accent work.  It's an ambitious project for the Wilbury group to take on, and the sets and costumes are absolutely perfect for the story, unfortunately the source material is the main problem and its cliche' plot and incredibly slow pacing just never really deliver. (more...)

SeaChange International to Issue Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results on June 7
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas to Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Special Parties Featuring Sisqo and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Memorial Day Weekend is not only a time to honor those who have served but also marks the "unofficial start of the summer." To celebrate the holiday weekend, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will be hosting parties featuring live entertainment, offering food and beverage specials and extending specialty discounts to military members.  Memorial Day weekend offerings include:  (more...)

Baskin-Robbins Kicks off Summer with 'Celebrate 31' Promotion on Tuesday, May 31, Offering Guests $1.31 Ice Cream Scoops
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, is kicking off the summer season on Tuesday, May 31 st with its "Celebrate 31" promotion at participating Baskin-Robbins shops nationwide. On That Day, guests can enjoy all regular and kids scoops for just $1.31.* Guests can enjoy this special "Celebrate 31" deal on their favorite Baskin-Robbins flavors, including Pralines 'n Cream, Jamoca Almond Fudge and Very Berry Strawberry, as well as seasonal summer favorites including Berry Fruitful Greek Frozen Yogurt, Dulce de Leche, Pink Bubblegum and Watermelon Splash. (more...)

Country Singer-Songwriter Crystal Yates Releases Third Album 'The Other Side'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Other Side is a compilation of songs that are true stories about overcoming struggles and offer the listener understanding and hope. (more...)

The Author Who Walked Away from $1 Million Deal to Bet on Himself and Created the Must-Read Book of the Summer, Shocking the Publishing World
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- HADESTOWN's Chris Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Chris Sullivan, who stars as 'Hermes' in HADESTOWN, playing at New York Theatre Workshop. (more...)

BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 2, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original Musical
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

Composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and bookwriter Steven Levenson's tale of social anxiety and social media. (more...)

BWW Review: Beckett's ENDGAME Brings the Absurdist's World to the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2016

Every director has their bucket list of plays they wish to direct or perhaps even appear in someday. Director Alan Mandell has long been enamored with the work of Samuel Beckett and has toured with original productions of Waiting for Godot and Endgame directed by Beckett. With his 80-year career in theatre and innate understanding of the absurdist's work, Mandell has now directed Endgame at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, starring in the production with Barry McGovern. This is the second Beckett play in which the two actors have appeared together, the first being Waiting for Godot in 2012 at the Mark Taper Forum. And their stage camaraderie is a wonder to behold. (more...)

Covisint Corporation to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Fiscal 2016 Earnings Results on June 6, 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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Provincetown Theater Playwrights' Lab Set for June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eight plays will be presented on each day of the Spring Playwrights Festival at the studio of WOMR Radio (494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA). (more...)

Country Music's Mark Chesnutt Set to Release 'Tradition Lives' 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Fans of country music hit-maker Mark Chesnutt will want to circle the date of July 8 on their calendar as the traditional-minded singer will release his fifteenth studio album That Day, aptly titled Tradition Lives. (more...)

BWW Review: I AND YOU Tugs at Hearts at Stages Repertory
by Alexander Garza - May 16, 2016

Anthony unexpectedly appears in his classmate's room to seek her help in completing a project, the night before it is due. Through an emotionally tumultuous journey, they delve into the mysteries of Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass", unaware that something deeper has brought them together. I AND YOU won the 2014 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award and was a Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist. The play, directed by Seth Gordon and starring Melissa Molano and Mateo Mpindzi-Mott, is making its regional premiere at Stages Repertory Theatre and will close May 22. (more...)

Tickets to Toad The Wet Sprocket, Rusted Root & 38 Special at bergenPAC on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

?New shows on sale this week at bergenPAC: Toad The Wet Sprocket and Rusted Root presented by Westfield Garden State Plaza-Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 8PM and 38 Special presented by Westfield Garden State Plaza-Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 20, 2016 at 11AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Devon Hales of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Theatrical Outfit
by Elizabeth Brink - May 11, 2016

Exploring what it means to find and fight for true love, Devon shares the challenges and joys of portraying Clara in THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Jeremy McQueen
by Barnett Serchuk - May 11, 2016

Founder and Artistic Director of The Black Iris Project, Jeremy McQueen is an award-winning emerging choreographer. A 2013 recipient of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago's Choreographers of Color Award and two-time finalist of the Capezio Award for Choreographic Excellence, McQueen's work has appeared at Jacob's Pillow Dance's Inside/Out series (in 2012 & 2013), Dancers Responding to AIDS' Fire Island Dance Festival, the Young Choreographer's Festival, and more. McQueen has appeared in the Broadway National Tours of 'Wicked' and 'The Color Purple', in addition to the Metropolitan Opera's productions of 'Die Fledermaus', 'Aida', 'Les Contes d'Hoffmann', and 'Don Giovanni'. McQueen currently teaches ballet for ABT's and Ailey's educational outreach programs. A graduate of The Ailey School/Fordham University B.F.A Program, he's trained as a scholarship recipient with American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and Alonzo King's LINES Ballet. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two – Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

Ooma to Report First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results on May 31, 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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Bridgeline Digital to Report Financial Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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Nominations Now Open for the 2016 ICWP 50/50 Applause Award!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

In celebration of women playwrights worldwide, the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is accepting nominations for the 50/50 Applause Award for the 2015/16 theatrical season (July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016) at http://www.womenplaywrights.org The nomination window closes May 20, 2016. (more...)

Dry Creek Vineyard Selected as the Official Wine of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Events in New York and Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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A NIGHT TO REMEMBER: PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS AND CASH Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country, gospel and pure 1950's rock and roll with 'A Night to Remember: Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash' on Saturday, May 14 at 8 p.m. (more...)

CURIOUS GEORGE: THE GOLDEN MEATBALL Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Academy Family Series invite you to join the inquisitive, lovable little monkey Curious George, star of books, movies and the award winning PBS television show in a delightful new musical - Curious George: The Golden Meatball on Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  (more...)

Nominations Open Next Week for International Centre for Women Playwrights' 50/50 Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is proud to sponsor the fifth annual 50/50 Applause Award, celebrating theatres which achieved gender parity among their produced playwrights within the past theatre season. The nomination window for the 2015-2016 theatrical season is about to open! (more...)

Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway to Present STINKYKIDS - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway will follow its sold out run of Junie B. Jones - The Musical with the stage adaptation of another popular children's book series this spring. Opening May 14th, StinkyKids - The Musical will begin performances at the area's one-of-a-kind children's theatre venue. (more...)

RECLAIMED FREEDOM to Make World Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

3.. 2.. 1.. ON FIRE! Collective is excited to announce that its original show, RECLAIMED FREEDOM, will premiere at the prestigious Hollywood Fringe Festival on June 9, 2016 at the MACHA Theatre. (more...)

rVue to Announce First Quarter 2016 Financial Results on May 12, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Park City Group, Inc. Schedules Fiscal Third Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

Celebrating 25 Years of RUMORS at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

Opening night quickly approaches at Nashville's historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - which this year celebrates its 50th season - for Neil Simon's Rumors, first produced on the iconic and completely magical floating stage in 1991. (more...)

ESPN Radio's MIKE & MIKE AT THE FINALS Sweepstakes Tips Off Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike earlier today launched its “Mike & Mike at The Finals” sweepstakes, presented by GoDaddy, encouraging listeners around the country to tune in for a daily “winning word or phrase” for an opportunity to receive a trip to an NBA Finals 2016 game (more...)

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