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James Monroe Iglehart, Ben Vereen, Laura Osnes and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Circle Theatre's FIRST LADY SUITE by Michael John LaChiusa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

CIRCLE THEATRE's production of Michael John LaChiusa's First Lady Suite opens next week, just days before the 2016 Election Tuesday. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Abominations' Episode of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
by - Oct 28, 2016

On the next episode of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on The CW titled "Abominations", hen the Legends discover a time Aberration in 1863, they find themselves fighting for survival during The Civil War with Confederate soldiers who have been turned into zombies. (more...)

Frist Center Offers Free Admission on Mondays through December 2016 for Guests Bringing Donations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Beginning Monday, October 31, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer free admission to guests bringing nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Mondays through December. The items most needed by Second Harvest this year are peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna, canned vegetables, canned fruit, pasta and cereal. Since 2012, visitors to the Frist Center have donated 20,989 pounds of food, which equates to 17,491 meals. (more...)

Chance Theater Proudly Presents LITTLE WOMEN -THE BROADWAY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is pleased to remount the heartwarming and wondrous Little Women - The Broadway Musical. Book by Allan Knee, music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, directed by Casey Long, associate direction by Sarah Figoten Wilson, and music direction by Bill Strongin. Little Women - The Broadway Musical will preview from November 25 through December 2, regular performances will begin December 3 and continue through December 23 on the Cripe Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. (more...)

Servant Stage Company Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Servant Stage Company announced their 2017 season of shows at a public celebration and fundraising event on Sunday, October 16, 2016. The 2017 season will include several family-friendly Broadway musicals, an original song-and-dance revue, an award-winning comedy, and a special holiday treat. (more...)

Billy Strayhorn Musical LUSH LIFE to Premiere Next Month at the Matrix
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of LUSH LIFE, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. LUSH LIFE begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Headline The Black Box Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, Saturday, November 19. (more...)

The Cowan House to Sell at Auction
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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Host Michael McKean Returns for New Season of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION?, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Host Michael McKean returns to explore age-old food adages such as 'do carrots really improve our eyesight,' 'did salt win The Civil War,' and more in the second season of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? premiering Monday, October 24th at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's Rayvon Owen Signs on for Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The entertainment line-up for PFP's Simply Sensational Benefit gets more and more sensational each day, with American Idol's Rayvon Owen joining in. (more...)

CASA 0101 Theater and Angel City Theatre Ensemble to Present MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

CASA 0101 Theater, Josefina Lopez, Artistic Director and the newly formed production company, Angel City Theater Ensemble (ACTE), Vance Valencia, Founder, will present the Los Angeles Premiere of the critically acclaimed play, MARIELA IN THE DESERT, written by Karen Zacarias, directed by Robert Beltran (Star Trek:  Voyager; Zoot Suit; Eating Raoul).  The production will be presented for a five-week run on the theater's Main Stage located at 2102 East First Street (at St. Louis Street), Boyle Heights, CA  90033 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 5:00 p.m., November 4 - December 11, 2016.  There will be no performances on Thanksgiving Weekend, November 25th, 26th and 27th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Howard Brenton On MAGNIFICENCE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 20, 2016

Renowned playwright Howard Brenton's work ranges from The Romans in Britain and Pravda to 55 Days and Drawing the Line. Now, his eerily resonant 1973 play Magnificence - featuring idealistic squatters, police brutality, slippery politicians and radicalisation - is being revived at Finborough Theatre, previewing from 25 October. (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Thursday, November 3, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Thursday, November 3, 2016! (more...)

Vivian Reed to Hit the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE; Compilation Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - will return with her acclaimed show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room for two more performances this year on Thursday, November 10 at 9:30 PM and Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Verge Theatre Presents A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

James Devita has written a heart warming story for the holidays, based on the Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  (more...)

People's Light to Present THE ROAD: MY LIFE WITH JOHN DENVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Sing along with the greatest hits of a legendary folk musician in the regional premiere of The Road: My Life with John Denver, an intimate, insider's portrait of life on tour. (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE WOMEN Charming Family Friendly Musical
by Frank Benge - Nov 7, 2016

LITTLE WOMEN is a musical with a book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein, and music by Jason Howland. Workshop productions were presented at Duke University in 2001 and 2004 and the Broadway production opened at the Virginia Theatre on January 23, 2005. Based on the classic 1869 Louisa May Alcott semi-autobiographical novel, LITTLE WOMEN focuses on the four March sisters: aspiring writer Jo (Lilly Lane Stafford), romantic Meg (Caroline Kinnamore), the easily hurt Amy (Maddie Dennison), and kind Beth (Emily McIntyre) as well as their beloved Marmee (Maddrey Blackwood.) The women are at the family home in Concord, Massachusetts while their father is away during The Civil War. The musical begins with Jo trying to sell her stories in New York but soon brings Jo back home. While the events and timing of things aren't exactly the same as in the novel; Allan Knee's script, for the most part, is expertly condensed Alcott retaining the spirit of the characters. Jason Howland's music is pleasant, if rather unmemorable, riffing musical theatre numbers out of period waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles; supported by Mindi Dickstein's rather unmemorable lyrics. The end result feels like a lesser known Rogers & Hammerstein musical. It's just good old fashioned squeaky clean family fun. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Present FIVE POINTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company continues its 12th season with its second Next Step Concert Series performance. This time the series features a brand-new musical by three up and coming writers. Five Points, comes to the Next Step Concert Series, November 18-20. Five Points features Music written by Douglas Lyons and Ethan Pakchar, Lyrics by Douglas Lyons, and a Book by Harrison David Rivers.  The concert will be at The Arden's Studio Theatre at the Hamilton Family Arts Center. 62 N. Second Street.  Tickets cost $19-34 and are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone 267-987-9865. (more...)

Kentucky Book Fair Returns to Frankfort Convention Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Now in its 35th year, the Kentucky Book Fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Today, November 5, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. The fair is free and open to the public and will feature more than 180 authors and editors showcasing their most recent books, including several writers from University Press of Kentucky (UPK). (more...)

SAFE HOUSE to Make West Coast Debut at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Keith Josef Adkins' SAFE HOUSE. What is family? Who deserves our loyalty and protection? What does it really mean to be free? (more...)

ProfNet Expert Roundup: Trump Presidency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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Scoop: DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW on THE CW - Today, November 3, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW today, November 3, 2016! (more...)

Ford's Theatre Announces Full Casting for 35th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, November 17 to December 31, 2016. This "musically high-spirited" and "infectiously jolly" (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baron and features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Presents HIGHMARK HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with the music of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's annual Highmark Holiday Pops December 9 through 11 and December 17 and 18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

American Heroes Channel to Premiere New Series BLOOD AND FURY: AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR, 12/14
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Premiering Wednesday, December 14 at 10/9c, the series chronicles the definitive story of one of the most extraordinary and bloodiest chapters in American history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS at Artists Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)

Harbor Lights' BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT Moved to March 18th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A special event entitled Broadway Spotlight has been Rescheduled for March 18th, one night only, at 8:00 p.m. at the College of Staten Island's Williamson Theater.  (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Drew Gehling to Star in Frank Wildhorn's SCOTT AND ZELDA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S / 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, in conjunction with Hello Entertainment, presents Laura Michelle Kelly and Drew Gehling in Scott and Zelda: An American Musical - In Concert on November 10th. Join us for a concert celebration, and be the first to see this Frank Wildhorn- Jack Murphy show in NYC! (more...)

Production Begins on Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED from Focus Features
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Production has begun in Louisiana on writer/director Sofia Coppola's THE BEGUILED, which reteams the filmmaker with Focus Features. (more...)


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JD Liddle Pens SHATTERED HAND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

JD Liddle marks his debut in the publishing scene with a new novel featuring 'Shattered Hand: Sarah's Secret War' (published by LifeRich Publishing). Enthralling and evocative, this tale presents a historical depiction of The Civil War and its battles highlighted by unique, interesting characters and their own experiences of survival. (more...)

Blair Thomas' LIVING ROOM TOUR to Bring Live Puppet Shows, Food and Drinks to 3 Chicago Homes
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Blair Thomas & Co. announces the 2017 Living Room Tour - a series of intimate performances in some of Chicago's most unique private homes, November 11-13, 2017, to support the upcoming Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont University's Soul-Stirring PARADE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2016

As challenging a work of theatrical artistry that you could possibly conceive of, Parade affords BUMT students a sublime opportunity in pursuit of excellence in a production that vociferously demands to be seen and experienced. It is one of the year's best musicals in a Nashville theatrical season that has boasted one after another significant stage triumphs, with two leading performances that are stunning in their complexity and passionate delivery. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Artists Rep's 'A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS' to Celebrate Season of Hope This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Artists Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with Staged!, presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION for the holidays. (more...)

Verge Theater Announces December Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Verge Theatre has announced its programming for December 2016. See a full season schedule below: (more...)

Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia Presents New Series, Including ROSSINI, GOUNOD, And STORIES FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

A founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (COP) will perform music by Rossini and Gounod, premiere a new arrangement by New Jersey composer, Raphael Fusco and present the U.S. premiere of Stories for piano and orchestra by French-Lebanese pianist and rising-star composer Rami Khalife. (more...)

Broadway Stars from HAMILTON & More Perform DIVIDED in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

DIVIDED, the powerful new musical by Kristen and Luanne Rosenfeld, and directed by Paul Stancato, will premiere in a concert performance by some of Broadway's brightest stars at Feinstein's/54 Below, in New York City on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Vivian Reed Hits the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - will return with her acclaimed show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room for two more performances this year tonight, November 10, at 9:30 PM and Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's HOW SOFT THE LINING
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 10, 2016

Bad Habit Productions inaugurates their 10th anniversary season with the world premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's HOW SOFT THE LINING, a historically-based play about the unusual relationship between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress Elizabeth Keckley, a freed slave. Director M. Bevin O'Gara draws strong performances from Bridgette Hayes, Elle Borders, and versatile, diverse ensemble, to tell a story that resonates on many levels in today's political climate. (more...)

SAFE HOUSE to Make West Coast Debut at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company presents the West Coast Premiere of Keith Josef Adkins' SAFE HOUSE. What is family? Who deserves our loyalty and protection? What does it really mean to be free? (more...)

Kentucky Book Fair Returns to Frankfort Convention Center, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Now in its 35th year, the Kentucky Book Fair will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, November 5, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. The fair is free and open to the public and will feature more than 180 authors and editors showcasing their most recent books, including several writers from University Press of Kentucky (UPK). (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Mark DeGarmo
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 7, 2016

Entering its 30th anniversary year, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a not-for-profit that integrates three focal concerns: educate underserved New York City communities, especially children, through dance arts; create, perform and disseminate original dances, artistic and scholarly work; and build intercultural community. The organization's vision is to enliven bodies, shift perspectives and change lives. With programming that has been called 'a national model' by the National Endowment for the Arts, Mark DeGarmo Dance has maintained New York City Department of Education contracts for arts education services since 1987. MDD's artistic pillar in particular presents original artist-scholar works that reflect and celebrate the multicultural experience of our communities. Mark DeGarmo has created and produced over 100 dances and 28 international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange in 12 countries across Latin America and Europe. In 2015, DeGarmo received the Martha Hill Dance Fund's 15th Anniversary Mid-Career Award and the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Foundation's Recognition. (more...)

BWW Interview: Louis Baker of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Dec 2, 2016

Louis Baker has had a varied career in the entertainment world. As an actor, he studied under three prestigious performers: Bill Duke, Haile Gerima, and Debbie Allen. He has worked as a voiceover artist in the animation world, co-produces with his wife a family-centered web series called Faces of Offense, and has played a variety of roles on stage in shows such as Tommy, West Side Story, and The Wiz. But none of those parts are as meaningful to Louis as his current one - playing the historically-based author/orator Booker T. Washington in the Actors Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of Ragtime. The show closes this weekend, but we cornered Louis after last Sunday's performance to talk about his character in the context of the current political turmoil in America, which, unfortunately, is not that much different from what was depicted in E. L. Doctorow's famous novel. (more...)

Fold3 Commemorates Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary with Free Access to WWII Records and Stories Honoring Living Survivors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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David M. Lutken to Play Title Role in 'WOODY SEZ' at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The internationally acclaimed tale, Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, is coming to Seattle Repertory Theatre. This musical portrait, featuring Woody's stirring ballads and joyous anthems, celebrates the colorful life and rich musical legacy of America's great folk troubadour. Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie will run January 6- 29, 2017 (opening night is January 11, 2017) in the Bagley Wright Theatre. (more...)

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