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Disney's THE LION KING JR! Rules at Playhouse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Disney's The Lion King JR. is playing at The Duluth Playhouse starting on March 16 at 7:00pm for 2 weeks through March 26, 2017. The 90-minute musical is based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor and the 1994 Disney film. (more...)

BWW Interview: ADAM PASCAL Reflects on Tim Rice's Legacy Ahead of Sunday's YAA Concert
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 9, 2017

This Sunday, Adam Pascal will join the Young Artists of America (YAA) in paying tribute to the Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award Winning lyricist in The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert. (more...)

Legendary Composer Danny Elfman to receive Max Steiner Award in Vienna
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

 Vienna is without a doubt the music capital of the world. More famous composers have lived here than in any other city - in Vienna, music is literally in the air. It's no surprise that therefore it's the Austrian born composer Max Steiner ("Gone with the Wind", "Casablanca"), who is one of the fathers of film music as we know it today. (more...)

ONEOHONE Theatre Company to Bring Interactive Storytelling to Theatre N16 in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

After creating a splash on the Edinburgh and Brighton Fringes, including winning the FringeGuru Editor's Choice Award and being nominated for 'Most Groundbreaking Act' by Latest 7 Magazine, ONEOHONE returns to London with a mix of old and new scenarios, running April 4th - 8th 2017 at Theatre N16. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Three Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its most ambitious and theatrically varied lineup to date with its 2017-18 season. Compelled to respond to changing and challenging times in our country, Season Three grapples with our current political climate, celebrating outspoken heroines (of fluid gender and sexuality) in two new musicals, while embracing documentary inspired reportage, sharp political and social satire, and stirring family drama.  (more...)

The Lampshades Featuring Kate Flannery to Perform at Flappers Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Cult comedy act The Lampshades with THE OFFICE's Kate Flannery and Scot Robinson from ANCHORMAN will be performing at Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant on Wednesday, March 29 at 8:00 P.M. Tickets are $15.00 and are available at www.flapperscomedy.com. (more...)

Circle Theatre's 36th Season Continues with RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The second play in Circle Theatre's 2017 season is Rasheeda Speaking. (more...)

DIE, MOMMIE, DIE!, Starring Drew Droege, Extends at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Celebration Theatre and John Michael Beck are dying to tell you that their smash-hit, Ovation!-recommended, critically-acclaimed second show in its 2016-2017 season, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, Drew Droege starring in DIE, MOMMIE, DIE! by Charles Busch and directed by Ryan Bergmann is extending through Sunday, April 9 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Ringwald Announces Special Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Ringwald Theatre is bringing to its stage a series of staged readings exploring the AIDS crisis, as seen by Broadway playwrights at the time. Talkbacks with each creative team will follow each performance. (more...)

Rachelle Ferrell, Mac McAnally, Garland Jeffreys and More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces back-to-back shows with Rachelle Ferrell, 6-time CMA Musician of The Year award-winner Mac McAnally returns to City Winery, NY Blues Hall of Famer Garland Jeffreys and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 23 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

Casting Announced for Once-Lost Tennessee Williams Play NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The cast of Raven Theatre Company's premiere of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales has been announced, with Raven Founding Artistic Director Michael Menendian directing. The play's action revolves around the tyrannical prison warden Boss Whalen's inhumane treatment of the inmates in his island prison.  Deciding they have had enough, and inspired by their de facto leader Butch, the inmates of Hall C fight back by waging a hunger strike. When it garners media attention, Boss Whalen responds with torture.  All the while, Whalen's inmate assistant Jim and new secretary Eva struggle with the moral dilemma of either exposing the strike and losing their jobs or assisting Whalen in keeping it under wraps.  (more...)

Steven Strafford, Alli Mauzey, Lesli Margherita and More Set for LOVE AND OTHER FABLES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a concert of the John McMahon-Jay Jeffries musical LOVE AND OTHER FABLES on April 9, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Nick Blaemire Musical A LITTLE MORE ALIVE Heading to the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

'Lost In Translation' producer Ross Katz will helm a big screen adaptation of Nick Blaemire's modern musical A LITTLE MORE ALIVE. (more...)

Range A Cappella Debuts First Studio Album 'Volume One'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

After two years of rising YouTube fame, RANGE a cappella has debuted their first studio album Volume One, released on March 10, 2017 (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100th Season for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Most have announced details of the Orchestra's 2017-18 calendar.  The season will be the ensemble's 100th year of concerts and marks the launch of its Second Century.  2017-18 is also the 16th year of the Orchestra's acclaimed partnership with Franz Welser-Most.  (more...)

Stone's Throw Productions Presents THE SHAPE OF A GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Gripping, eye-opening and heart-wrenching. Stone's Throw Productions ignites a thought-provoking exploration on bullying and violence between young girls. In this one-woman show, fifteen-year-old Braidie recounts the bullying she has seen within her own friend group from childhood through to adolescence. (more...)

German Sculptor Alf Lechner Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Alf Lechner, one of Germany's most important contemporary sculptors, died suddenly at his home in Bavaria on February 25th, 2017. Lechner was 91 years old. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Announces its 2017 New York Season at the Joyce Theater Featuring All-Female Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Ballet Hispánico, the nation's premier Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to the Joyce Theater with a program of all-female choreographers from April 18-23, 2017. Tickets start at $10 and are on sale now at Joyce.org. (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

Gemalto and IER create the complete self-service airport experience for travellers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

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BWW Review: BOEING BOEING at Indiana Repertory Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Mar 13, 2017

One man, three fiances, one Paris apartment; what could possibly go wrong? The Indiana Repertory Theatre presents Boeing Boeing, a farce set in the 1960s and complete with all the hallmarks of the genre. The three women are all flight attendants from different countries.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical Musicals
by Daniella Parcell - Mar 12, 2017

Opening tonight on Broadway, Come From Away spotlights the town of Gander, Newfoundland, which became the temporary home of over 6,000 passengers whose planes were rerouted during the 9/11 attacks. In its dramatization of real-life figures such as Beverley Bass, a stranded pilot portrayed by Jenn Colella, and Claude Elliott, the Gander mayor brought to life by Joel Hatch, the musical provides a historical recount of the week following 9/11, heavily inspired by true stories of the compassion and camaraderie that came about in Gander. (more...)

BWW Review: Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 12, 2017

The Circle OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT was nothing less than a case study in ambition. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

O'Neill Represented in NYC by SIGNIFICANT OTHER, IN TRANSIT and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center celebrates dozens of shows on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in theaters across the globe this 2016-17 season. Projects from the National Playwrights Conference and National Music Theater Conference have moved on to significant productions and even the Academy Awards.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Hanks, Emma Watson Star in Modern Thriller THE CIRCLE
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller, set in the not-too-distant future, starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”), Tom Hanks (“Sully”) and John Boyega (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Happy! LORNA LUFT Opens Up About The Judy Garland Songbook And More
by David Green - Feb 9, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood. At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.' At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Luft as she was preparing for her upcoming engagement in the desert. Her are some excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

AXS TV Premieres Season 2 of ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR, 3/5
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Hit the road with The Red Rocker, as AXS TV presents season two of the popular original music series ROCK & ROLL ROAD TRIP WITH SAMMY HAGAR PRESENTED BY MERCURY INSURANCE, premiering Sunday, March 5, at 9pE/6pP. (more...)

Photo Coverage: IN TRANSIT Company Celebrates 100 Performances!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 8, 2017

Just last night, the company of IN TRANSIT celebrated a milestone performance at The Circle in the Square Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand as they commemorated 100 performances on Broadway with 100 Schmackary's cookies! (more...)

BWW Interview: Robert Weibezahl And Austin Robert Miller of AND LIGHTNING STRUCK: MARY SHELLEY AND THE CURSE OF CREATION at Lit Live
by Cary Ginell - Feb 8, 2017

There are three new events being unveiled at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center Thursday evening: Lit Live, a new local production company, And Lightning Struck, a new play written by the eminent local actor and producer Robert Weibezahl, and a new director, 21-year-old Austin Robert Miller. The show plays for only four performances this weekend. We spoke with Weibezahl and Miller about their new creation, a play about creation itself, the subject being the story behind the writing of one of the most famous novels in English literature, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. (more...)

Tafelmusik Celebrates Bach With U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Tafelmusik, Canada's renowned and internationally lauded Baroque orchestra, will tour the United States with J.S Bach: The Circle of Creation, a multi-media celebration of the genius of Bach. Created by Alison Mackay, J.S. Bach: The Circle of Creation combines text, music, and projected video and images to explore the world of the artisans – papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners, and performers – who helped J.S. Bach realize his musical genius. The Circle of Creation blends 21st-century technology with an exploration of the tradition and skill of old world craftspeople and artisans. (more...)

Sony Music Masterworks Teams with STXfilms as Exclusive Label for Soundtracks Releases
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Sony Music Masterworks is proud to announce their partnership with STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment in which they will exclusively release the soundtracks for all of the company's films. (more...)

Young Artists of America at Strathmore Presents World Premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) is thrilled to announce the world premiere of The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert which will take place on March 12th, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING at Detroit Opera House Never Fails to Impress
by Anton Anderssen - Feb 7, 2017

Now on stage at the Detroit Opera House is Disney's 'LION KING,' the larger than life spectacle about The Circle of life in the African Pride Lands. This show is unique; firstly it's playing for nearly a month, secondly it has die-hard fans that know every single word of the script, and they were beyond thrilled with the performance. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, LION KING is the most successful show in theatre history - it beat out Phantom and raked in over $7 billion. The costumes are the most imaginative ever constructed, and the score has hit tunes like 'Can you feel the love tonight?' (more...)

Sima, The New Mama Africa Launches Her Debut Single
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Simangele “Sima” Mashazi the Hammersdale born singer/songwriter who now resides in Stellenbosch, is bound to make lyrical and musical waves in the South African music industry. (more...)

HARAM! IRAN! to Make New York Premiere at TADA! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After successful engagements in London and at Los Angeles's Celebration Theater, Creative Concept Productions has announced that Haram! Iran!, a new play by Jay Paul Deratany, will make its New York premiere in a strictly limited nine performance engagement at TADA! (15 West 28th Street) beginning March 3, 2017. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' Video for '14 Steps To Harlem' Premieres on Billboard
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Garland Jeffreys' video for his single “14 Steps To Harlem” premieres on Billboard, who proclaim, “...between doo-wop style choruses, the video streams appropriate black & white period photos, including plenty of street scenes and venues such as the Apollo Theatre and the Rhythm Club. (more...)

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The iconic and profoundly influential Nitty Gritty Dirt Band come to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, March 27th at 8PM. Often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music, the band celebrates their Golden (50th) Anniversary together as they continue to add to their legendary status. (more...)

Tommy Gargotta Named Executive Vice President, Creative Marketing, Fox Broadcasting
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has appointed Tommy Gargotta Executive Vice President of Creative Marketing, it was announced today by Angela Courtin, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Fox Broadcasting Company. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIRL BEFORE by J.P. Delaney
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Feb 22, 2017

First there was GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. Then there was THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN by Paula Hawkins. Now, the big thriller to pick up is THE GIRL BEFORE by debut author J.P. Delaney. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere New Season of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC, 4/2
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Change and attitude ring true in the new season of Bravo Media's original hit series THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF POTOMAC, premiering Sunday, April 2 at 9pm (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present CLASSIC NASHVILLE ROADSHOW This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Remember when June fell for Johnny, and Loretta was just a coal miner's daughter?  Well, Flat Rock Playhouse sure does, and the first Main Stage show of their 2017 season is reminiscent of just that.  (more...)

Audra McDonald to Bring LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL To The West End
by Alan Henry - Feb 2, 2017

Billie Holiday will be travelling across the pond this summer! BroadwayWorld can report that six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will make her West End debut as the legendary jazz icon in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Wyndham's Theatre with performances beginning on June 17th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Gears Up for WHO AM I THIS TIME?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The subject of this play-as we are told at the outset-is love, pure and complicated. Adapted from three Kurt Vonnegut stories, playwright Aaron Posner sews together a seamless evening of hilarity. Down a well-worn path, hand-in-hand, take a walk with seven versatile actors as you catch a genuine glimpse into humankind's most elusive sentiment. Real folks. Real fun. Real love. (more...)

IFC Orders New Scripted Comedy Series LIVING WITH YOURSELF
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

IFC today announced that it has greenlit LIVING WITH YOURSELF, a new scripted comedy series created, written and executive produced by Emmy and Peabody award-winner Tim Greenberg (The Daily Show) and executive produced by Anthony Bregman and Jeff Stern (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Partner Workouts for Valentine's Day
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 14, 2017

This Valentine's Day, why not try a couples workout? Here are some of our favorites to get each other motivated while sharing intimacy at the same time: (more...)

The Musical Stage Company Celebrates New Name; FUN HOME Canadian Premiere Headlines 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

With great pride and excitement today, Acting Up Stage Company makes a series of major announcements about a significant expansion, along with a robust 14th season, new musical development initiatives, major producing partnerships, and a brand new name and vision. (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' New Album '14 Steps To Harlem' Out 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Garland Jeffreys' highly anticipated new album, 14 Steps To Harlem, is set for April 28 release on Luna Park Records/Rough Trade. (more...)

HEROINES Takes on Quandaries of Womanhood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

What is it to be WOMAN? Today, yesterday, or tomorrow? Heroines tells the story of three contemporary women, living through the questions and quandaries of womanhood. With a nod to female characters of antiquity, prepare to explore the complex psyche of a woman in this age. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

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