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Privately-run Chinese firm builds a city straddling Malaysia-Singapore border in effort to promote cross-border cooperation in industrial development
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

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Ellie Goulding, Andy C & More Set for Romania's Untold Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Romania's biggest festival UNTOLD (August 3-6 in Cluj-Napoca) keeps getting bigger and better with every announcement, and today sees them unleash a huge triple helping of names in the form of their mega Dragon's Nest and Alchemy Stages. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares All-New Featurette for MARVEL'S IRON FIST
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

In an all-new featurette below, Jessica Henwick and Finn Jones from Marvel's IRON FIST discuss Henwick's role as Colleen Wing, a martial arts instructor with a mysterious past. (more...)

World Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Executive Artistic Director; Nora Chester & Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Associate Artistic Directors) is proud to continue the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

National Sawdust Presents MUSIC OF LISA BIELAWA Performed By American Contemporary Music Ensemble, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm, National Sawdust (80 N 6th St.) will present a concert of the music of composer-vocalist Lisa Bielawa, performed by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) with Bielawa as vocal soloist. (more...)

Celebrate World Puppetry Day with a Local Twist
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Activities include unveiling of the Center for Puppetry Arts' very own Tiny Door, Museum tours and more! (more...)

Tom Kennedy Releases 'Sapphire the Dragon'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Tom Kennedy, who was born in Bristol, England but now lives near the art deco metropolis of Chicago, has completed his new book 'Sapphire The Dragon': an off-beat dragon, whose already lonely existence is up-ended with the introduction of a newcomer to her village. (more...)

'DISCORD', PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, FEEDING THE DRAGON Among Primary Stages' 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Primary Stages has announced its complete 2017/18 Season, which will kick off in Fall 2017 with THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD, written by Scott Carter ('Real Time with Bill Maher') and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced). (more...)

A Brand New Season Of Shows On Sale At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

???????A brand new season of West End musicals, gripping dramas, dynamic dance and one night concerts on sale next week at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. (more...)

Award-Winning Retro Productions Presents AND MISS REARDON DRINKS A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Award-winning Retro Productions, under the Artistic Direction of Heather E. Cunningham, will present the critically acclaimed play, And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little. The production runs May 5th through May 20th at the Gene Frankel Theatre. Shay Gines, a Founding Executive Director of the New York Innovative Theatre Awards, directs. This is the 50th anniversary of And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little. The play was originally produced in Los Angles in 1967, and in 1971 the comedy opened on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre. (more...)

Paige Davis to Star in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

BWW Review: Top 10 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Retellings
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 14, 2017

Since we're celebrating A Week of Beauty and the Beast all week, of COURSE I want to tell you about my ten favorite retellings! Dive into these great novels while you count down to the new movie! Are you ready to see what I've come up with? (more...)

The Regional Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's DEAD ACCOUNTS Kicks Off Dragon Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

When Jack, a New York banker, suddenly shows up at his parents' Cincinnati home in the middle of the night with a sack full of ice cream and no wife, his sister Lorna wants to know what's going on. Where's his socialite wife? Is he home for good? And why is he giving away so much money? Theresa Rebeck's (Bad Dates, Dragon 2011) dark comedy examines the conflict between Main Street and Wall Street, flyover state values versus coastal state values, and the humor within a family in turmoil.  (more...)

The Dragon Theater to Raise Funds for Planned Parenthood on Inauguration Night with THE TAMING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Bay Area playwright, Lauren Gunderson, one of the most produced playwrights in 2015-2016, has invited artists to stage a reading of her play The Taming on Inauguration Day 2017 for free as a fundraiser. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 30th Young Playwrights Festival Opening Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of "Assumptions." Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegasusTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111.  (more...)

DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL Adds Show at New York Theatre Festival's Winterfest
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Due to popular demand, Tony Scialli's world premiere musical The Dragon Slayer will get and additional performance on Saturday, January 21 at 3:30pm as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival. (more...)

Romance to Take the Stage in Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

Julian Sands to Star in A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Directed by John Malkovich
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

British actor Julian Sands is frequently seen world- wide in films, on stage, and on television. He trained in London at The Central School of Speech and Drama and has appeared in over 100 films including; The Killing Fields, A Room With A View, Impromptu, Leaving Las Vegas, Arachnophobia, Oceans 13, and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. On television, he is best known for his role on 24 but has also been seen on Dexter, Smallville, Ghost Whisperer and Banshee. (more...)

Johnnie Calloway Releases DRAGONS TO BUTTERFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Johnnie Calloway has spent much of his life fighting one battle after another. A long train of unfortunate events carried him from a violent childhood to an equally unstable adulthood. Calloway chronicles his journey to create a promising future from an oppressive past in 'Dragons to Butterflies: Metamorphosis of a Man.' (more...)

Shanghai Disney Resort Marks its First Chinese New Year with Guests from Home and Abroad
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

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Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm Share 'Sick With Love' Video + LP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Virginia-based vintage rock act, Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm, release their new album Family Ghost today. (more...)

National Theatre Announces World Premieres, New Writers and Adaptations for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

World premieres, new writers and ground-breaking adaptations have been announced for 2017 at the National Theatre. (more...)

BET's Nelson Mandela Miniseries MADIBA Premieres 2/1
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

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 at 8 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Kennedy Center to Pay Tribute to Music Icon John Lennon at 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

In one of D.C.'s most anticipated social events of the year, the Kennedy Center pays tribute to musical icon John Lennon at the 2017 Kennedy Center Spring Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)

Bowie, Dragons and a Fish Factory Headed to The Marlowe Studio This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Bowie, dragons and a fish factory: The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury, welcomes an eclectic mix of shows next month. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents YELLOW FACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Fresh off its production of the Obie Award-winning Circle Mirror Transformation, Los Altos Stage Company lines up another Obie recipient (2008 for playwriting) with David Henry Hwang's Yellow Face. Yellow Face opens January 26 and runs through February 19 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati Goes On A Blind Date In The Regional Premiere of FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Check please! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati opens the second half of the season with the hilarious and sassy musical First Date, by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Readings of 'i' by Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents 'i' as part of the 2016-2017 Play-by-Play season. The staged readings will take place at the Dumke Auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017.  'i' is a mysterious love story about the threads that bind us together, set a couple days after tomorrow. (more...)

THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Vienna Festival Ballet and More Set for New Theatre Royal in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth has announced the launch of its new Spring 2017 season; an eclectic mix of world-class drama and dance, combined with family favourites and charming community performances.  (more...)

Crowded Fire Theater presents Mia Chung's YOU FOR ME FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Launching Crowded Fire's 2017 season of new and contemporary plays is the Bay Area premiere of Mia Chung's YOU FOR ME FOR YOU directed by M. Graham Smith. YOU FOR ME FOR YOU is an Alice In Wonderland-like tale of sacrifice, love, and patriotism told from the perspective of two sisters fleeing North Korea. When Minhee and Junhee are torn apart at the border as they attempt to flee the Best Nation in the World, each must race across time and space to be together again-navigating the perilous Land of the Free and the treacherous terrain of personal belief. YOU FOR ME FOR YOU was hailed by The Washingtonian as "…(a) magical universe…a dizzying, sometimes surreal tale…endlessly creative…" in it's world premiere production at Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C. (more...)

BWW Review: RSVP 'Yes' to Game-Changing MADAME DRAGON'S 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH at Café Nordo
by Amelia Reynolds - Jan 16, 2017

It's easy to feel skeptical when young Sara Porkalob steps onto Cafe Nordo's stage and claims to be celebrating her sixtieth birthday. But with her effortless 'still-got-it' physicality and chutzpa, Porkalob became a believably spry sixty-years-young Madame Dragon. In her latest iteration of her one-woman show 'The Dragon Lady'--Porkalob's tribute to her gangster grandma--'Madame Dragon's 60th Birthday' is an expansive and immersive tribute that tells Maria Porkalob's (aka Madame Dragon) stories of sex, murder and motherhood through spoken word, music, and food. This is not just dinner theatre. This is a party. (more...)

Casa Manana to Present 'RAPUNZEL! RAPUNZEL!' as Part of 2017 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Casa Mañana Theatre presents Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hair Fairy Tale, as part of the 2016-2017 Children's Theatre season. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Modern Day Fable THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY to Premiere at TACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TACT has announced that the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)

Original Star Matt McGrath to Return for THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE at Geffen Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that the cast for its West Coast Premiere production of Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride will feature Andrew Burnap as Casey, Matt McGrath as Miss Tracy Mills, Nija Okoro as Jo, Larry Powell as Rexy / Jason and Nick Searcy as Eddie. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS on CBS - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Get all the scoop on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, March 14, 2017! (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Show KING ARTHUR AND THE LEGENDARY DRAGON LAIR At Family Musical Mornings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Journey back in time to the wondrous kingdom of Camelot, where gallant knights and fair damsels rule the land! Pacific Symphony's "Family Musical Mornings" concert-"King Arthur and the Legend of The Dragon's Lair"-is a rollicking ride, full of adventure, heroism, danger and excitement! (more...)

Gender, Race, and Society Take Center Stage in Theater at Monmouth's 2017 Power, Passion, and Privilege Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

 This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" (All's Well That Ends Well). The plays of Season 48 explore the role of power, passion, and privilege in families, friendships, society, and politics. Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the dynamics of gender, race, and society take center stage in 2017.  (more...)

C. R. Haney Releases RIPPLES IN THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

C. R. Haney, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Ripples in the Mist': a gripping and potent adventure through lands of mystery and fantasy. Follow along with four warriors as they cross the many paths of evil and battle a dragon. (more...)

Fantasy Author Brandon Mull to Sign 'DRAGONWATCH' in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Mull will be signing copies of Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, the highly-anticipated sequel series to the best-selling novel Fablehaven, on March 20th at the Thousand Oaks Barnes and Noble. (more...)

Fantasy Author Brandon Mull Will Sign 'DRAGONWATCH' at Children's Book World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Mull will be signing copes of Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, the highly-anticipated sequel series to the best-selling novel Fablehaven, on March 21st at Children's Book World in West Los Angeles. (more...)

Author Brandon Mull to Sign 'DRAGONWATCH' Sequel Series at Skokie Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

NYTimes bestselling author Brandon Mull will be signing copies of Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, the highly-anticipated sequel series to the New York Times best-selling Fablehaven on March 13th at 6pm at the Skokie Barnes and Noble. (more...)

Bestselling Fantasy Author Brandon Mull to Sign 'DRAGONWATCH' at Boise Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Mull will be signing copes of Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, the highly-anticipated sequel series to the best-selling novel Fablehaven, on March 15th at the Boise Barnes and Noble. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre presents Regional Premiere of WHEN WE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) travels back to the 1970s with When We Were Young and Unafraid, an intriguing drama by Sarah Treem, one of the writers behind Netflix's House of Cards and co-creator of Showtime's award-winning drama The Affair. In this moving piece, a new arrival's influence forces the residents of an underground women's shelter to confront their own secrets. This powerful drama explores the passion of youth, the wisdom of age, and the people who awaken us to new possibilities. Playing February 21-March 12, 2017. Directed by Drew Fracher. (more...)

Rising Sun Performance Company to Stage NYC Premiere of CHILD'S PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Founding Artistic Director, Akia, announced today that Rising Sun Performance Company will be presenting the NYC premiere of 'Child's Play' By Kevin D. Ferguson, opening April 13th, 2017 and running for nine performances through April 23rd at the storied Kraine Theatre. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE KNOW at Know Theatre Of Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - Feb 16, 2017

The Know's special brand of gumption has created a lively and popular theatre spot for a variety of people and truly deserves continued support. They work themselves hard for their community and Cincinnati is richer for it. Next up on the mainstage is Steve Yockey's (a perennial favorite of Know Theatre) Heavier Than… described as "a darkly comic mash-up of Greek myth that unfolds in the heart of a labyrinth where Aster the Minotaur contemplates turning 30 in a world that sees him as nothing more than a murderous oddity…" Heavier Than… runs March 10-April 1 at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Go to knowtheatre.com for tickets. (more...)

BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME Asks Us to Take an Intimate Look at Our Relationship with Technology, at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver - Feb 15, 2017

Think about someone important to you who has died. Now imagine you could make an artificial intelligence (AI) robot who looked and acted exactly like your lost loved one. Would you do it? What if you were elderly and needed care? What if you were lonely? And what would that mean for the nature of human relationships? These are just a few of the questions Jordan Harrison's MARJORIE PRIME, now playing at Artists Rep, asks us to consider. (more...)

CAENEUS AND POSEIDON to Explore Gender Identity at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Caeneus and Poseidon, by Bay Area playwright Bridgette Dutta Portman, is a world premiere play in verse about a transgender hero from Greek mythology. (more...)

THE DRAGON KING will Reign at Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A vibrant underwater tale based on Chinese folklore, The Dragon King comes to the Center for Puppetry Arts, March 14 - April 2. It hasn't rained in ages, the village is in trouble and the only one with the power to bring back water to the land is The Dragon King. In hopes of finding The Dragon King, a determined grandmother voyages to the bottom of the sea to make a plea for a rainy day. Will she be successful? Families are invited to find out during this lively puppet adventure! (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces 30th Young Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. (more...)

Tony Scialli Presents DRAGON SLAYER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Tony Scialli's musical The Dragon Slayer, directed by Andrea Andresakis with musical direction by Kenneth McQueen III, will get its world premiere as part of Winterfest at the 2017 New York Theatre Festival.  The show will get three initial performances between January 9 - 14, 2017 at the Hudson Guild Theatre (459 West 26 Street). Tickets are $18 and can be purchase by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717927  (more...)

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