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BWW Review: Rivertown Theaters Presents THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 7, 2016

The first thing that came to my mind when I found out that Rivertown Theaters was doing SPELLING BEE was "Oh!  That's that show where Celia Keenan-Bolger wore the pink overalls!"  I don't know why that's the first thing that came to mind, but it was.  Maybe because I'm a fan of hers.  Maybe because it reminded me for some reason of my neon blue Tweety Bird overalls I had when I was a kid (I kid you not… My mom actually let me out of the house wearing that).  Maybe because those overalls reminded me of a time in life when things were simpler.  Happier.  Less complicated. (more...)

Jean-Michel Jarre's 'Electronica 2: The Heart Of Noise' Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Following on from the unparalleled success of Vol. 1., JEAN-MICHEL JARRE's second and final part to his ground-breaking 'Electronica' series, VOL. 2: THE HEART OF NOISE, is out now. (more...)

by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 5, 2016


Bravo Debuts New Series BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Bravo Media is bringing the thrill of the high seas to the streets of New York City and across digital platforms in celebration of BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN premiering tonight, May 3 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

The Barrow Group Will Celebrate 30 Years This June!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 24, 2016

Founded in 1986 by TBG co-Artistic Directors Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, The Barrow Group has become one of the preeminent performing arts training centers and theatre companies in New York City and the world. Next week will mark the 30th anniversary of the theatre company and acting school, which has produced talents such as Anne Hathaway, Vera Farmiga, Denis O'Hare, Tony Hale, among others!  (more...)

BWW Review: Seize the Stage! Rousing NEWSIES Leaps Over to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - May 24, 2016

Now after more than a year, NEWSIES' North American First National Tour is nearing its conclusion, finally stopping at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 29 (the musical will motor down to San Diego the following week). After seeing the original Broadway production in NYC and then seeing its Los Angeles debut at the Pantages Theatre last year, experiencing this exuberant, high-energy, smile-inducing crowd-pleaser again here in my own home turf felt like a special gift. NEWSIES is a fun, uplifting night at the theater... and continues to be in subsequent, multiple viewings. With its winning combination of incredibly acrobatic dancing, family-friendly comedy, engaging story, awesome singing, and dazzling showmanship, there is a lot to love with this show---whether you're 5 or 95. Heck, it certainly made a #Fansie out of me. (more...)

BEYOND CARING Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at the National Theatre, Beyond Caring comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 8 - 11 June. Devised and directed by REP Associate Director, Alexander Zeldin this striking play will be performed with the audience seated on the stage in main auditorium at The REP giving a unique opportunity to see the theatre's largest space from a different and much more intimate angle. (more...) Becomes First U.S. Commercial Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform to Fully Fund $200 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016


BWW Blog: Emma VanDeVelde - The Blumey Awards: That's What It's Really About 
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - May 23, 2016

On May 22, 2016 at approximately 6:55 pm, nearly 100 high school students anxiously stood behind a curtain on the stage of the Belk theater. At 7:06 pm, this curtain rose to reveal a completely sold out house comprised of parents, classmates, theater educators and industry professionals and acted as the beginning of one of the raddest nights of their lives. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - AMERICAN PSYCHO's Drew Moerlein
by Caryn Robbins - May 23, 2016

Today, Moerlein speaks exclusively with BWW about making his debut and explains why Broadway will never be the same now that the American Psycho is in town!   (more...)

The Strawberry One-Act and Theater Festival to Run 7/14-31
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre providing a nurturing environment to playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, proudly presents the 29th Season of the Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival. The festival opens on July 14th and runs through July 31st. Each evening will feature a program of one to four plays out of twenty-nine one-act works presented in competition, and on selected evenings, one of five full-length plays. All performances are presented at the Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenue, NYC). (more...)

ESPN2 Gets 'Up Close and Personal' with Competitors at Invictus Games 2016
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

ESPN2's nightly prime-time shows from Invictus Games Orlando 2016 – Monday, May 9 through Wednesday, May 11, at 7 p.m. ET each night) will include “Up Close and Personal” features on several of the competitors (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

AMC announced today that it has greenlit the documentary series, HEROES AND VILLAINS: THE HISTORY OF COMIC BOOKS (Working Title) to be executive produced by Robert Kirkman and David Alpert (“The Walking Dead”) through Skybound Entertainment. The series is slated to premiere in 2017. (more...)

Raymond Preston & Reed, LLC Develops New Website
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016


BWW Review: Epic Theatre's Perfectly Twisted TOTAL STRANGERS
by Andria Tieman - May 16, 2016

Based on the classic novel Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith, Epic Theatre's page to stage season re-write imagines a deftly wrought twist both in the gender of the protagonist and antagonist as well as almost everything else that happens. Two women meet on a train, that much is familiar, but the rest of the story is one unexpected twist after another that leaves the audience almost exhausted at the end, but still completely satisfied. Anyone who has seen a show at Epic knows that sets are minimal and dialogue and performance rule. This works incredibly well thanks to the talents of Hannah Lum as Georgia and Kelly McCabe as Beth. What is essentially two women having a conversation becomes a fascinating back and forth that ratchets up the tension with every word. Epic always proves that you don't need elaborate sets to tell a compelling story, and this show is a fantastic example of the power perfectly chosen words delivered by skilled actors. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dixie Longate of DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY at Holland Performing Arts Center
by Christine Swerczek - May 14, 2016

Dixie Longate is coming back to Omaha. Get ready to cough your teeth into your hand and buy some plastic crap from this top-selling Tupperware dealer! (more...)

Innography Honored Again as a Stevie Award Winner in 2016 American Business AwardsSM
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016


Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Scale Computing Simplifies Computing for Canadian Museums
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016


Dorna Sports Races Into eSports With Launch of MotoGP Fan World Championship
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016


Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, March 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, March 29, 2016! (more...)

Snapchat Superstar SHONDURAS Premieres New Snapchat Series MAKE MY MONDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Snapchat Superstar Shaun McBride aka Shonduras is taking his amazing “Live Life to the Fullest” mentality to the extreme in his brand new Snapchat series MAKE MY MONDAY. (more...)

Fitbit and Amazon Bring Voice-Enabled Health and Fitness Capabilities to Alexa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

Fitbit today announced that users can add the new Fitbit skill for Alexa and use the prompt “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I'm doing today,” along with several other supported health and fitness prompts. As the first wearable company to make stats available via Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, this Fitbit integration adds convenience and fun to the daily routines of Fitbit® users in the U.S., letting them incorporate activity tracking even more seamlessly into their busy, on-the-go lifestyles. (more...)

Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, March 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on MEET THE PRESS, airing on NBC on Sunday, March 27, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS Star Adam Kaplan Talks Broadway Tours, Atlanta Connections and Fox Theatre Memories
by Libby Ryan - Mar 23, 2016

Adam Kaplan is currently traveling the country, performing as British shoe factory owner Charlie in the national tour of Tony-winning KINKY BOOTS. We caught up with Kaplan to talk about his Broadway tour debut, fan reactions to the show, and his history with the Fox Theatre. (more...)

BWW Blog: Tara Folio - Jumping Jazz Hands First
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - Mar 22, 2016

Until this point, my blog has been all about what happens when an actor has a job, but now it's time to cover all the wonderful things that happen when an actor enters a magical time called "Unemployment." (more...)

Batman v Superman: Who's the More Powerful Comic Book Investment?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016


Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, March 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, March 22, 2016! (more...)

Reston Community Players to Close 49th Season with OUR TOWN This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Mar 19, 2016

To close their 49th season, Reston Community Players presents the classic drama, OUR TOWN, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, by Thornton Wilder from April 22 through May 7, 2016. (more...)

Proact win Global VMware Innovation Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016


BWW Interview: From Hamilton to Hannibal on VINYL, Daniel J Watts is Non-Stop
by Jennifer McHugh - Mar 14, 2016

After making his rounds in NY's Broadway Scene, Daniel J. Watts has stormed onto VINYL as the incomparable funk singer, Hannibal. I had the chance to speak to him last week. Pardon me, while I swoon. (more...)

Maryland's Kamille Upshaw Dances Up a Storm in HAMILTON
by Charles Shubow - Apr 7, 2016

The story behind making one's Broadway debut in Broadway's biggest musical. (more...)

'Eat This Much' Meal Planner Launches Android App
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Eat This Much, the personalized nutrition assistant and meal planner, announced the launch of their first Android app, which will be available on Google Play beginning today. With over 400,000 registered users already utilizing the platform to create fully customizable meal plans, Eat This Much is now available for smartphones and devices running Android for free. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with ALLEGIANCE'S Darren Lee
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 4, 2016

In this episode: At the next Broadway-Con they should sell a game called '6 Degrees of Darren Lee,' because he's worked with the best of the best since being a child on the original Star Search.  In this episode, Darren talks about going from featured dancer to character man, working non-stop to taking a step back, and from playing against type and dealing with racial stereotypes. At The End of the Day Darren talent got him his start, but acknowledging his weaknesses and making them better is what gave him longevity.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Berresse on ACT's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Harmony Wheeler - Apr 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld San Francisco spoke with Michael Berresse, who directs of American Conservatory Theatre's upcoming production of 'The Last Five Years.' Read the full interview to learn about Michael's work with the show's composer, his methods for rehearsals, and what audiences can expect from his fully staged production. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Bohlmann - Audition Anxiety
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Bohlmann - Apr 27, 2016

I think it is safe to say that all actors hate auditions. No matter how big or how small, there is nothing relaxing about standing in front of a table of people whose jobs are to sit there and judge you. Although auditions are not fun, it is something that we all have to endure in order to make it into shows (unless you're Idina Menzel and can just get roles thrown at you all the time. But sadly there is only one Idina).  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Sensualizes Murder
by Katherine Waddell - Apr 22, 2016

When I first heard that a Catholic college, Saint Mary's College to be exact, was putting on the musical Chicago, I was skeptical. Knowing that Chicago is quite the risque musical with all types of salacious subject matter, I wasn't quite sure how they were going to pull it off. Well, let me be blunt, Saint Mary's did not look very Catholic this past Saturday night when I saw the second showing of the musical. (more...)

Regulators Crack Down On Heels of Record Year for Regulatory Change
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016


BWW Interview: Actors Kendrick 'KayB' Brown and Cynthia Brown Garcia Talk DETROIT '67
by Katricia Lang - Apr 2, 2016

The Ensemble Theatre presents DETROIT '67 by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Eileen J. Morris. (more...)

BWW Interview: Man on the Move- Matthew Morrison Is Bringing His Act Back to NYC!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 18, 2016

It's been less than three months since Matthew Morrison departed FINDING NEVERLAND, and he's been going non-stop ever since. (more...)

Thinspa Celeb Spa Director Offers 9 Tips to Lose Belly Fat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

We all want that flat stomach but sometimes it seems as if no amount of sit-ups will whittle down that waist. Before you beat yourself up, take a step back and examine your daily regimen, advises thinspa celebrity spa director Renata De Abreu. 'Many times the culprit is gas or water retention,' De Abreu says. If you've given yourself a day or two to readjust your body by drinking plenty of water and exercising and you still don't see results, try these tips to help you say goodbye to belly fat. 1. Elimination Is Key: Let's get started with the biggest factor in losing belly fat ? elimination (pooping). Although De Abreu admits it's not the most glamorous thing to talk about, the frequency of elimination is important for weight loss and overall health. It is ideal to go at least once a day, twice is even better. 2. Watch Your Water Intake: Avoid drinking any fluids while eating which can expand the food and cause bloating. In order to digest food correctly, chew thoroughly and drink 30 minutes before or after your meal. Aside from eating, it's still vital to ... 3. Stay Hydrated: While it is important to watch your water intake, it is also vital to stay hydrated throughout the day so that your body can digest your food and flush it out. Bottom line: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. 4. Avoid Chewing Gum: When you chew gum you are also swallowing air, hence more air and bloating in the abdominal area. 5. Study up on Digestion: Do some research on how digestion works. For example, milk is not necessary in an adult's diet after childhood. Check your tolerance for dairy and look to alternate options if needed. 6. Say No to Carbs After 8 p.m.: As your day starts to wind down be sure to keep your meals light with healthy choices such as light soups, salads and proteins. At night, it's especially important to pay attention to how you eat. 7. Abs Aren't Always the Answer: Exercise is important but make sure you are doing moves that flatten your stomach instead of build muscle. Practices such as Pilates and yoga are great ways to tone without becoming bulky. It's also important to incorporate cardio into your workout regime to help burn off any unwanted stomach fat. 8. Give Self-Massages: By incorporating self-massage into your evening regimen you will engage the lymphatic areas that are key to proper digestion. 9. Get Some Shut Eye: Getting enough sleep is one of the most important things you can do. A lack of sleep causes stress and stress causes the body to retain fat. Make sure to sleep at least 6-8 hours a night. When you sleep less than 6 hours a night, your body wakes up hungrier, making you want to eat more throughout your day. To help you wind down at The End of the Day, try aromatherapy, acupuncture, warm showers or a cup of almond milk before bed. These little tricks will help reduce stress and give you a better night's sleep. Troubleshooting: If none of these tips seem to work, then ask your physician to measure your cortisone levels. When the cortisone hormone level is high it can cause salt retention resulting in body bloat. Maintenance: Once you've got the belly fat under control, make an appointment at a local thinspa for an extra push in the right direction. Non-invasive aesthetic treatments like laser liposuction and radio frequency can help to contour the body, tighten the skin and break down fatty cells. Be sure to stay active. Many people stop their regular maintenance routine once they start seeing results. Don't underestimate your body's cell memory. The body's cells have a memory of the amount of fat retention they are allowed to have. This memory takes about 6 months to erase. Make sure your body cell memory gets used to your 'new' fat intake before you fall back into your 'older' and bigger fatty retention cells. For more on living a thinspa life, email Christina Sears, Director of Marketing, at (more...)

Newly Transformed Ritz Suite Unveiled at the Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

SINGAPORE - Indulge in residential hotel-living in an upscale Marina Bay penthouse at the newly transformed Ritz Suite which is located on level 32, the top floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. (more...)

Independent Pilots Association (UPS Pilots) Joins Other Pilot Groups in Response to Misleading Letter from Cargo Airline Chief Pilots
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) joins with the Coalition of Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA); Air Line Pilots Association International (ALPA); Allied Pilots Association (APA); Airline Division, International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT); Teamsters Local 1224; ALPA FedEx Master Executive Council and Teamsters Local 357 in debunking the misleading letter from the cargo airline industry signed by their management chief pilots. The IPA, along with the pilot unions listed above, fully supports Senator Boxer's amendment #3489 to the FAA Reauthorization Bill to end the cargo carve-out and restore one-level of safety to commercial aviation. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - School of Hard Knox
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - Apr 12, 2016

We talk about networking like it's this ubiquitous thing that is a part of everything concerning our businesses.  That is the macro-level; on the micro, personal level, networking is the small meet-ups, the coffee-dates and happy hour drinks.  Networking is wherever we meet, and however our paths cross; the more organic and less orchestrated, the better. (more...)

RCA/Legacy Recordings to Release Newly Expanded Edition of The Kinks' 'Everybody's in Show-Biz'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release a newly expanded edition of Everybody's In Show-Biz, The Kinks' 1972 album masterpiece, on Friday, June 3. (more...)

TV One Greenlights Second Seasonof Docu-Series RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Following its first season as the #2 Program on Cable in its time slot among Black P25-54 and reaching 8.2 million Unique P2+ Viewers, TV One announced today a second season renewal of RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL. (more...)

Permeance Partners with Adobe to Strengthen its Digital Offering
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016


EG Solutions Tops the Charts From Rancho Cucamonga
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016


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