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SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

City Theatre Presents the World Premiere of FEEDING THE DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Fresh on the heels of the raucous comedy, Hand to God, City Theatre turns in a different direction to present Feeding The Dragon, an intimate and magical world premiere by the award-winning stage and screen actress, Sharon Washington. The production marks Washington's playwriting debut. Feeding The Dragon runs October 22 through November 20, 2016 in the Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre, directed byMaria Mileaf. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

The National New Play Network World Premiere of PULP Opens October 7 at the Know
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Washed-up PI Frank Ellery takes on the strangest case of his life. A hack literary agent has been gruesomely murdered, and the four suspects are the agent's remaining clients: wildly eccentric writers for different pulp magazines. (more...)

O-Lan Jones's ICELAND to Play in Concert at Ford Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the next phase of its epic new multidisciplinary production, ICELAND, in concert form, at the Ford Theatres' stunning, newly renovated amphitheatre in Los Angeles today, October 7, 2016 at 8:30pm. (more...)

O-Lan Jones's ICELAND to Play in Concert at Ford Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the next phase of its epic new multidisciplinary production, ICELAND, in concert form, at the Ford Theatres' stunning, newly renovated amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:30pm. (more...)

Hackney Empire Announces Full Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Hackney Empire today announced the full cast of its brand new pantomime for 2016, Sleeping Beauty. The West End's leading lady Alexia Khadime (Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King) will be returning to the site of her stage debut to star as Princess Tahlia (Sleeping Beauty). She will be joined by Olivier Award-winner Sharon D Clarke who returns to Hackney Empire after her appearance in Mother Goose in 2014. They are joined by Gavin Spokes who makes his dameing debut, he joins the Hackney Empire family straight from his Olivier Award-nominated performance as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls in the West End. (more...)

Overtone Industries Presents The ICELAND Concert at the Ford, Friday, October 7th
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 4, 2016

Overtone Industries, a celebrated force in the evolution of contemporary music theatre and experimental opera, will share the next phase of its epic new multidisciplinary production, ICELAND, in concert form, at the Ford Theatres' stunning, newly renovated amphitheatre in Los Angeles on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 8:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

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Eddie Murphy to Be Honored With 'Hollywood Career Achievement Award' at 20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that Academy Award-nominated actor Eddie Murphy will be honored with the 'Hollywood Career Achievement Award' at the 20th Annual HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS. (more...)

ON THE VERGE (OR THE GEOGRAPHY OF YEARNING) Comes to Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Eric Overmyer was born in Boulder, Colorado. He spent most of his youth in Seattle and eventually earned a B. A. in Theatre in 1973 at Reed College in Portland. Aside from On the Verge, his plays include The Heliotrope Bouquet, In a Pig's Valise, Don Quixote de la Jolla, Native Speech, Mi Vida Loca, In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe, and Aliki (an adaptation of Ibsen's play Peer Gynt). Mr Overmyer writes extensively for television, including for St. Elsewhere, The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, Homicide: Life on the Street, The Wire and Law & Order, and has been nominated for two Emmy Awards. He received an Edgar Award for the television feature Rear Window. Overmyer was also a co-creator of the HBO series Treme, about musicians in post-Katrina New Orleans. More recently he's written for and executive producedBoardwalk Empire, executive produced The Affair, and written and produced Amazon's new series Bosch, based on the popular novels by Michael Connelly.  (more...)

THE PORTAL, Starring GLEE's Billy Lewis Jr., Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL begins an Off-Broadway open-ended run tonight, October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. (more...)

Michael Nyqvist, Nazanin Boniadi & More Join Cast of Starz's Spy Thriller COUNTERPART
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The espionage thriller with a metaphysical twist stars Oscar(R) winner JK Simmons (Whiplash, The Accountant, Juno), Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, Hyde Park on Hudson, 'Manhattan') and Harry Lloyd (The Theory of Everything, Jane Eyre, 'Manhattan'). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

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City Theatre Presents the World Premiere of FEEDING THE DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Fresh on the heels of the raucous comedy, Hand to God, City Theatre turns in a different direction to present Feeding The Dragon, an intimate and magical world premiere by the award-winning stage and screen actress, Sharon Washington. The production marks Washington's playwriting debut. Feeding The Dragon runs October 22 through November 20, 2016 in the Lester Hamburg Studio at City Theatre, directed byMaria Mileaf. (more...)

City Theatre to Host Playwright Steven Dietz in Mini-Residency
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

City Theatre is excited to welcome playwright Steven Dietz for a writing residency October 31-November 1, 2016. (more...)

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Oct. 20, 2016: All Aboard the Spirit Tracks!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

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yMusic Performs World Premieres at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The six-member New York City-based ensemble yMusic, which has shown incredible virtuosity and versatility through genre-bending collaborations with both classical and mainstream artists, plays in Zankel Hall on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m. Alongside works by alternative style pop musicians like Son Lux and Sufjan Stevens, and indie classical composers like Andrew Norman, Judd Greenstein, and Timo Andres, yMusic gives the world premiere performance of two works by MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw, commissioned by Carnegie Hall as part of its 125 Commissions Project. The group's program also includes the US premiere of Missy Mazzoli's new work, Ecstatic Science. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2016-17 Season with the Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization. Directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, THE TEMPERAMENTALS will play January 13 - February 18, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 14, 2016 at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening isThursday, January 19 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL is Freakish Fun!
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 2, 2016

For anyone who has spent their "whole life wishing they weren't so freakin' strange," SHREK THE MUSICAL will raise a flag. For everyone else? They'll love it simply for its silly fun. (more...)

Nuance Advances Automotive Assistant with AI and Contextual Reasoning
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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Nuance Announces New Version of Dragon Medical Advisor to Help Physicians Capture Clinical Documentation Easily and Accurately
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

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BWW Preview: Spectacular First Stage 30th Anniversary Season Celebrates 61 World Premieres
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 12, 2016

What other regional or national theater company can be credited with producing 61 total world premieres? Professional children's theater company First Stage began a legacy 30 years ago, and continues in their new season under the theme 'Theater You Never Outgrow.' Artistic Director Jeff Frank believes the company creates the strongest theater, at home, in Milwaukee, which eventually reverberates around the country. Now authors and producers nationally recognize First Stage and knock on the company's door, approaching them with opportunities, so the company can envision new legacies in Theater for Young Audiences. (more...)

Epic Block-Building RPG, 'DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS' Now Available For The Americas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

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Breaking: Daniel Craig to Reprise Role of Agent 007 in Next JAMES BOND Film
by Movies News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Showbiz911 reports the news that Daniel Craig will in fact return to his role as Agent 007 in the next JAMES BOND film, despite reports to the contrary. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, November 13, 2016
by - Nov 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, November 13, 2016! (more...)

Dragon Theatre Closes Out Its 2016 Season With Twisty Dramedy Fiction
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

This notion is the driving force behind Fiction, a mind-bending work by PEN U.S.A. Award-winning playwright Steven Dietz, whose cunningly plotted play has been called a "mental Rubik's cube." Fiction creates and then destroys a seemingly conventional love triangle involving long-married writers Linda and Michael Waterman, and their mutual muse, Abby Drake. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PORTAL at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL began an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Saturday, December 3. (more...)

Nintendo News: Nintendo Download, Nov. 24, 2016: Giving Thanks for Classic Franchises
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

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Florida Studio Theatre Adds Performances to Inaugural Children's Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre now offers families and children even more opportunities to experience the magic and inspiration of live theatre. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added to all Children's Theatre productions. (more...)

New Video Trailer for Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL began an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series "Glee"), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Saturday, December 3. (more...)

Dalila Bela, Corinne Koslo & More Join Cast of CBC & Netflix Series ANNE
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

CBC, Netflix and Northwood Entertainment today announced the casting of beloved characters Diana Barry, Rachel Lynde and Gilbert Blythe in the upcoming eight x one-hour drama series ANNE. (more...)

Crowded Fire Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Crowded Fire's Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2017 mainstage season lineup including two contemporary plays that continue to uphold the company's long tradition of producing boundary - pushing, thought-provoking theater. At a season-announcement party on Saturday, November 19th Morita addressed Crowded Fire donors, patrons, and artists saying "We are a divided country in the midst of a divisive time. It is more important now, more than ever to use our creative and critical thought to mine our cultural memory and to interrogate our existence. I am thrilled to present selections next season that do just that." (more...)

Pixel Film Studios Releases ProFlare 5K Jewel for Final Cut Pro X
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

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BWW Review: Poteet Theatre's SHREK THE MUSICAL Hits All The Right Notes
by Ronn Burton - Nov 18, 2016

Playing through December 4th, SHREK THE MUSICAL at Poteet Theatre is a treat through and through, drawing energy from a few specially commendable performances. (more...)

2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to Wow the Windy City This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, riding the wake of its inaugural success in 2015, is returning to wow the Windy City again, January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for About Face Theatre's Chicago Premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Jon Maran's Off-Broadway hit about America's first LGBT rights organization, directed by Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, January 26 - April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The most popular show in Cleveland Play House history is back just in time for the holidays! A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with its nostalgic tale of little Ralphie Parker and his ultimate Christmas wish. (more...)

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON 25th-Anniversary Performance Captured Live on Film
by Jude Buot - Nov 11, 2016

15 years after it closed on Broadway and after the box-office success of the recent West End revival, MISS SAIGON is finally making a comeback early next year. Producer Cameron Mackintosh is bringing back this legendary musical to the Great White Way together with an exciting new cast led by Jon Jon Briones (The Engineer), Alistair Brammer (Chris), Rachelle Ann Go (Gigi), Devin Ilaw (Thuy), Katie Rose Clarke (Ellen), Nicholas Christopher (John), and Eva Noblezada (Kim). (more...)

BWW Interview: Luke Comer and THE PORTAL
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Luke Comer who conceived and directed the rock odysssey, 'The Portal' now on stage at Manetta Lane Theatre in New York City. (more...)

City Theatre to Host Playwright Steven Dietz in Mini-Residency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

City Theatre is excited to welcome playwright Steven Dietz for a writing residency October 31-November 1, 2016. (more...)

Pepper Nicky Craig Releases TREASURE OF LOST REFUGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Pepper Nicky Craig, a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, homesteader, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Treasure of Lost Refuge: A Nicky Family Chronicle': an entertaining and exciting story that keeps the reader guessing through the twists and turns of an enchanted science-fiction plot. Follow the main characters as they solve an ancient mystery and witness the impossible. (more...)

Photo: First Look Image of Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela in BET's MADIBA
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

BET Networks announced today its movie event MADIBA, a three-part saga telling the definitive story of Nelson Mandela, that will air February 1st, 8th and 15, 2017. (more...)

Production Sound Mixing Workshop with Oscar Winner Chris Munro this January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

This will be an absolutely unique opportunity to develop your skills in Production Sound Mixing in Film with one of the main experts in activity in this discipline. (more...)

English Dub Of 'Dragon Ball Super' Hit Anime Series To Premiere On Adult Swim's Toonami January 7, 2017 At 8 p.m. And 11:30 p.m. ET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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Annaleigh Ashford to Release New Year's Single by Songwriters Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Annaleigh Ashford has recorded a new song by Will Van Dyke and Jeff Talbott entitled 'A New Year'. The song celebrates the New Year holiday, and will be included in her upcoming concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2015 at 11:00 p.m. (more...)

Cleopatra Entertainment to Release Peter O'Toole's Last Film 'Diamond Cartel' in Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Cleopatra Entertainment, a Los Angeles based multimedia company, has acquired the North American, United Kingdom and Australian distribution rights to the Action-Adventure film DIAMOND CARTEL it was announced today. (more...)

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