Child Stars Gather to Support & Speak Out for 'A Minor Consideration'
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

“A Minor Consideration” (http://aminorconsideration.org) a non-profit, tax exempt, 501 (c)(3) organization founded by actor Paul Petersen, (“The Donna Reed Show”) has been dedicated to improving the lives and working conditions of child performers. (more...)

Stream Sarah Kirkland Snider's New Album UNREMEMBERED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

New Amsterdam Records is excited to share a full album stream for Sarah Kirkland Snider's highly-anticipated Unremembered, due September 4, 2015. (more...)

Sarah Kirkland Snider's New Album UNREMEMBERED Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

New Amsterdam Records is excited to share a full album stream for Sarah Kirkland Snider's highly-anticipated Unremembered, due today, September 4, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ProArteDanza's 'Beethoven's 9th - 2nd Movement'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

ProArteDanza Artistic Director Roberto Campanella and Artistic Associate Robert Glumbek co-create a new instalment for their long-term project to choreograph a full evening work to Beethoven's entire 9th Symphony. In a stunning marriage of unforgettable music and the all-out athleticism of ProArteDanza's outstanding dancers, Beethoven's 9th - 2nd Movement builds on the great success of their previous choreographies to the 1st and 3rd movement of Beethoven's masterpiece.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Powerful and Compelling ALL THE WAY
by Chris Gibson - Sep 17, 2015

Taking it's name from the campaign slogan Lyndon B. Johnson would utilize for his run for the presidency in 1964, playwright Robert Schenkkan has crafted a brilliant, compelling, and very informative work with ALL THE WAY that picks up right after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November of 1963. Schenkkan has actually written another play (THE GREAT SOCIETY) that follows subsequent events in Johnson's life from 1964-1968. But, here the focus is on that tumultuous period when the nation was basically in shock as they witnessed their iconic fresh-faced president being gunned down, and with it their dreams of a 'new frontier'. However, they didn't realize they were in the hands of a career politician who knew that the road to something more than an 'accidental' presidency lay in his ability to make sweeping changes in our society, no matter what the cost. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens their season with a masterful production of this intriguing play, and I think you'll be blown away by revelations that have been glossed over in history books. A very strong cast and crew bring this story to life with amazing results that are thought-provoking and fascinating. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ACT 1's Dismal DEATHTRAP
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 9, 2015

And that, gentle readers, is just the first problem with ACT 1's season-opening production of Ira Levin's Deathtrap, a sturdy, if perhaps shopworn, theatrical thriller now onstage through October 17 at Darkhorse Theater. Directed and produced by Susan Cole, Deathtrap features a notable cast of experienced local actors who seem to be trapped in a plodding, uninteresting production of a play that's well past its projected shelf life. There's a lack of polish (whether among the actors' performances or on the surface of set pieces) and a pervasive sense of not knowing the time, place and environs in which Deathtrap takes place that is disconcerting and off-putting. (more...)

Primed4U Introduces New High Performance Activity Bluetooth Headphones
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

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6th Annual Williamsburg Independent Film Festival Opens November 19th For Film Lovers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

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WILLIAMSBURG INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL to Celebrate 6th Year This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival (willfilm.org) celebrates its 6th year Thursday, November 19 to Sunday, November 24, 2014. Launched in 2010 the Festival has showcased independent films from around the world, many with a focus on Williamsburg and Brooklyn. (more...)

Eastern Connecticut State University Performing Arts Department Theatre Sets Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Eastern Connecticut State University Performing Arts Department Theatre program will present John Patrick Shanley's Doubt, A Parable to be directed by Alycia Bright-Holland and which will run October 27-November 1, 2015 (Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 4pm in Harry Hope Theatre; Shafer Hall, ground floor; corner of High and Valley Streets, Willimantic, CT). (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCREENWRITER'S DAUGHTER, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, November 1 2015
by Gary Naylor - Nov 2, 2015

Gary Naylor sees the European premiere of a play that has plenty to interest the audience, but not quite enough to engage it. (more...)

Fujitsu introduces 2 in 1 Device that Evolves with the Workplace
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

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LiveAction Announces Free Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Solution That Monitors Availability and Performance of Cloud Applications to Improve User Experience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

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World Champion Joey Chestnut to Defend Title at Foxwoods World Turkey Eating Championship
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, the number-one-ranked eater in the world, will compete against a field of Major League Eaters on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Foxwoods World Turkey Eating Championship at Foxwoods Resort Casino. (more...)

Quarz Capital Management Sends Letter to Apple Inc., Pushing for the Split Out of Apple's Software and Services Operating Numbers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

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Tony Kushner, Michael Frayn and Beth Steel Announced for Hampstead Theatre Autumn Season
by Marianka Swain - May 27, 2016

The Hampstead Theatre has announced its Autumn season 2016 for the Main Stage. Leading off in September is the world premiere of Beth Steel's compelling new thriller LABYRINTH, directed by Anna Ledwich. (more...)

The Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Attic Theater Company (Laura Braza, Artistic Director, and Ted Caine, Executive Director) returns to New York City for its annual Off-Broadway summer production. The critically acclaimed company will present Eric Overmyer's comedy ON THE VERGE, directed by Laura Braza.  ON THE VERGE will play a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, NYC) beginning Saturday, June 18th through Saturday, July 9th, 2016.  The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.  Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at http://www.theattictheaterco.com/#!upcoming/c6v5. (more...)

Theater J to Close Season with Ziegler's ANOTHER WAY HOME, 6/23-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Theater J will bring playwright Anna Ziegler back to DC with the insightful, wry drama, Another Way Home, which plays June 23 through July 17, 2016. Another Way Home, directed by Shirley Serotsky, follows the Nadelman parents (Rick Foucheux and Naomi Jacobson) at summer camp visiting day which quickly turns into a family emergency. Their son Joey (Chris Stinson), is nowhere to be found and they are left wondering - where has he gone, why is their marriage lacking, and what might have happened if they had taken a different path. Join us as we transform Theater J into Camp Kickapoo and discover a little bit more about the strangers we all live with - our family. (more...)

Kristen Hager & More Join Cast of Reelz Original Miniseries THE KENNEDYS - AFTER CAMELOT
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

As principal photography begins today REELZ announces additions to the cast and crew of Muse Entertainment's original four-hour miniseries The Kennedys-After Camelot. (more...)

BWW Review: The Brooding Mastery of Edvard Munch at the Neue Galerie
by Patrick Kennedy - Mar 28, 2016

In MUNCH AND EXPRESSIONISM, the virtuoso Norwegian artist and his younger followers turn the Neue Galerie into a modernist dreamscape, one painting at a time. (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Leaves Empirical (!!!), We Meet Chad on YOUNGER Season Finale
by Matt Smith - Mar 23, 2016

Well… it's all come down to this. Though nothing can really compare to last week's shocking ending, this week's outing comes pretty close, offering surprise after surprise while simultaneously closing loose ends and opening new doors. There's also a slew of familiar faces that return throughout the various scenes — some may actually be a little too familiar. All this while Liza's still trying to keep her secret… um… secret. it's all very well done, well acted and, as always, well-written! Intrigued and ready to find out more?! Well… you know what to do. First, you watch Sutton Foster pal around with Seth Meyers, of course. Then, you read on:  (more...)

BWW Review: Raw Examination of Social Work in LUNA GALE at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Mar 10, 2016

Rebecca Gilman's play "Luna Gale" currently performing at the Seattle Rep has no good guys in it. But then it also has no bad guys in it. Instead of preaching morality or her own agenda what she's done is to present a raw and honest look at people. You may not agree with them, but are they wrong? (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE IMMIGRANT at Penguin Repertory Theatre
by Peter Danish - Jun 3, 2016

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John Malkovich Finds Stars for GOOD CANARY at the Rose Theatre
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

The Daily Mail writes that Freya Mavor, Michael Simkins and Sally Rogers will star in STRANGER THAN FICTION screenwriter Zach Helm's play GOOD CANARY, directed by Broadway vet John Malkovich this autumn at the Rose Theatre.  (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE, 7/9-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 9. (more...)

Does Money Matter in Education?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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Photo Flash: Interrobang Theatre Project's THE NORTH POOL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project will conclude its 2015-16 Season, exploring “Unnatural Disasters,” with the Midwest premiere of the psychological drama THE NORTH POOL by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, playing May 27 – June 26, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, May 29 at 2 pm. (more...)

Attic Theater Stages THE DREAMER EXAMINES HIS PILLOW, Beginning Tonight at The Flea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

The Attic Theater Company presents John Patrick Shanley's (pictured, left) the dreamer examines his pillow, directed by Laura Braza. The first official revival of the play since its premiere in 1986, the dreamer examines his pillow will play a strictly-limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Flea Theater (41 White Street, Tribeca) Saturday, July 25th through Saturday, August 15th. The Opening Night is tonight, July 30th at 7 PM. (more...)

GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE Will Now Open This Saturday at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Five-time Obie Award winner David Greenspan's unique brand of gentle wit and exquisite lyricism will be on display when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the West Coast premiere of his meta-theatrical comic romance, Go Back to Where You Are, beginning July 16. (more...)

Mario Puzo Archive ft. THE GODFATHER Trilogy' Set for Auction
by Movies News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

An unprecedented archive originating from the estate of author Mario Puzo will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG at Theater J
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

Theater J presents the Tony Award-nominated THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG by Wendy Wasserstein, which plays now through February 21, 2016. This heartfelt comedy follows the three Rosensweig sisters who are different as can be - a no-nonsense international banker, a kvelling mother of four and a bohemian world-traveling journalist. When the three hilariously reunite at Sara's London home for her 54th birthday celebration, a barrage of suitors and unexpected revelations make for one remarkable weekend. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Washington National Opera Takes On A Bit of Broadway With LOST IN THE STARS
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 15, 2016

Although the production doesn't quite soar, LOST IN THE STARS is a welcome addition to the WNO season simply because it's not performed very frequently - at least in comparison to other more familiar works that transcend the opera-musical divide. (more...)

Review Roundup: SMART PEOPLE Opens at Second Stage
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2016

Second Stage Theatre presents Lydia R. Diamond's play, SMART PEOPLE, opening tonight, February 11, 2016, at Second Stage's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Infusion Baroque to Make Bay Area Debut This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

The San Francisco Early Music Society is proud to present the Bay Area debut of Infusion Baroque. Winners of the Grand Prize and Audience Prize at the 2014 Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition, the Montreal-based ensemble will perform three concerts exploring the works of 17th- and 18th-century composers and their tangled, contrary and often scandalous personal lives. (more...)

BWW Interview: Co-writers JASON LOTT & HELEN PAFUMI Discuss Their Magical Solo Christmas Show WONDERFUL LIFE
by Don Grigware - Dec 3, 2015

Actor/writer Jason Lott and writer Helen Murray Pafumi collaborated on writing Wonderful Life currently onstage at the Malibu Playhouse. I caught up with both of them to see how all of this got started and what they feel they have accomplished with their Christmas play. What motivated both of you to adapt It's a Wonderful Life? JL: Honestly, it was all Helen's idea. She wanted to do a one-person holiday show at her theatre, but wasn't finding the right script. She approached me about doing the show (whatever it might turn out to be) and mentioned that she was planning to adapt It's A Wonderful Life. I asked if she'd mind if I co-wrote it with her and she was gracious enough to say 'Yes.' You could make The Argument that I only asked to co-write because I knew it would be easier to memorize that way, but that's only half-true (because, honestly, it is easier for me to memorize something I've written). The other side is that I only knew a little bit about It's A Wonderful Life. I knew it was an 'American classic' and I knew that I loved Jimmy Stewart's work in other movies, but the embarrassing fact is that I'd only seen bits and pieces over the years. I'd never watched the whole thing in one sitting. Once I did, though, I fell in love with the movie and absolutely wanted to help bring that story to the stage. (more...)

Dallas Women's Foundation Brings Author Anne-Marie Slaughter to Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

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Little Fish Theatre Opens AND THE STONES WILL CRY OUT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Little Fish Theatre presents the quick­witted drama AND THE STONES WILL CRY OUT, an exciting original work by Little Fish company member David Graham. (more...)

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis Launches New Book, FERGUSON & FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Dr. Leah Gunning Francis had no idea when she left her home located on the south side of the city of St. Louis, the morning of August 9, 2014, that within 24 hours her life would dramatically change by the occurrences about to take place across town in a nearby northern suburb known as Ferguson. In her new book, 'Ferguson & Faith: Sparking Leadership & Awakening Community' (Chalice Press, 2015), set to be released August 4, 2015, a few days shy of the first anniversary of the tragic shooting death of Michael Brown, Dr. Gunning Francis, a native of Willingboro (WHS '89), takes us behind the frontlines of the civil unrest, sharing stories from over twenty faith leaders and more than a dozen young activists, who joined together in the midst of chaos to form a powerful network of leaders in partnership for one common goal: justice. 'It is an honor to listen to these sacred stories of courage and hope, gleaning from them the seeds of possibilities that, if nurtured, could serve us well into the future,' Dr. Gunning Francis said. 'These are stories that were rarely imaged on television, yet they are integral to the fight for justice in Ferguson and resonate with the struggle for human dignity around the country. They remind us why #blacklivesmatter to God, and why they should matter to us all.' This compilation of interviews, with titles such as, Just Protest This by Prayer, Praying with Their Feet, and There is a Ferguson Near You, shows the immediate response of clergy of all cultures and backgrounds stepping out from behind the safety of their pulpits, and stepping up in support of the emerging young leaders seeking racial equality. As Dr. Gunning Francis points out in her Introduction, 'I do not suggest that young leaders emerged within this movement because of the clergy. Actually, I think The Argument could be made that the young leaders ignited the leadership among the clergy...' Dr. Gunning Francis is Associate Dean for Contextual Education and Assistant Professor of Christian Education at Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis. She is the wife of Rev. Rodney Francis, and the mother of two sons. She has been an active and visible presence in Ferguson since the shooting. Ferguson & Faith, is the first book published in a partnership between Chalice Press and the Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), of which Dr. Gunning Francis is a part. Media Note: Although the official book launch will take place on August 4 at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Gunning Francis is available for interviews. To schedule an interview please contact Marcel L Johnson of Silent Liaison PR at 609-353-3412, or email marcel@silentliaison.com. (more...)

Stream Sarah Kirkland Snider's New Album UNREMEMBERED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

New Amsterdam Records is excited to share a full album stream for Sarah Kirkland Snider's highly-anticipated Unremembered, due September 4, 2015. (more...)

Community Resilience Microgrids: Utility and Third-Party Public Purpose Microgrids: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

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Linux Foundation Announces 2015 Linux Training Scholarship Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

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VIDEOS: A Scene By Scene, Song By Song Synopsis of the Original 1921 SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016

There were no original cast albums in 1921, so this scene by scene synopsis of the original SHUFFLE ALONG is augmented by various recordings of songs from the score. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marilyn Cutts On FUNNY GIRL!
by Carrie Dunn - Apr 27, 2016

Marilyn Cutts talks to us about transferring with Funny Girl to the Savoy, working with Sheridan Smith, and why there should be a musical version of Coriolanus... (more...)

BWW Review: Enthralling Performances and Smart Writing Make BAD JEWS a Comedic Success
by Maggie Yates - Apr 22, 2016

Based on the title, one might assume that Joshua Harmon's 'Bad Jews' is a play more specifically rooted in Judaism that it actually is. While Harmon's play does revolve around several characters vying for a relic from their recently deceased grandfather, the play is actually not about what makes someone a 'Bad' Jew, but more broadly, what makes someone a bad person. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jon Brittain Talks MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO at Udderbelly Festival
by Marianka Swain - Apr 15, 2016

Jon Brittain and Matt Tedford's MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO, which gives the Iron Lady a Soho awakening on the eve of the Section 28 vote, has had a remarkable evolution over the past few years. From 10-minute short at Theatre503 to fully-fledged cabaret-cum-theatre show, it's enjoyed runs at the Edinburgh Festival, Brighton Comedy Festival and Leicester Square Theatre, and now has three dates at the Udderbelly Festival on the South Bank as part of a national tour. Jon talks mixing styles, gay rights and the ongoing process of development. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company Announces Production of SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Mark Twain once said that, the more he was around people, the more he loved his dog. Newnan Theatre Company's new production of A.R. Guerney's "Sylvia" tests Twain's theory. Opening April 14, the show concerns a man, his wife, and a stray dog that comes into their life, causing no end of stress for all concerned. (more...)

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