Hottest Articles on BWWVisual for 7/24/2016 - 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 7/24/2016 - 7/31/2016. (more...)

Theatre Drama THE FATHER AND THE BEAR Honored at Stony Brook Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

John Putch's theater story which had its world premiere Friday at the Stony Brook Film Festival was awarded a special jury prize for 'Spirit of Independent Filmmaking.' (more...)

Insight Edition to Release METALLICA: BACK TO THE FRONT, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Metallica's Master of Puppets album, Metallica: Back to the Front chronicles the amazing, fully authorized story of the band's seminal album and tour. (more...)

Daniel Burman's THE TENTH MAN Opens this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016


39th Season of LE FESTIVAL DE LANAUDIÈRE: 4th Week of Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

NEW SOUNDS AWAIT YOU! To kick off this fourth week of concerts, we invite you to a world of unconventional sounds. On Thursday, July 28, at8 p.m., the Akousma Festival will be back at the Musee d'art de Joliette with guest artists Pipo Pierre-Louis, Line Katcho, and Myriam Bleau to continue their exploration of various kinds of electroacoustic music. The following evening, Friday, July 29 at 8 p.m. at the Amphitheatre Fernand-Lindsay, will see the unusual string ensemblecollectif9 presenting classical music with the charisma of a rock group on a stage decked out with sets and lighting.  (more...)

by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD has its official opening this week, with a special gala performance on Saturday 30 July. The eighth story in the Harry Potter series, and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage, is one play presented in two parts. Both parts are intended to be seen in order on the same day (matinee and evening) or on two consecutive evenings. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

For one night only, Dixon Place will present the workshop premiere of The Commercially Unviable Queer Trash Theatre Cycle: a raucous and irreverent night of plays by Kev Berry, on July 28th at 7:30 presented as part of the 25th Annual Hot! Festival of queer culture. (more...)

VIDEO: A BRONX TALE's Chazz Palminteri Explains How To Address Robert De Niro
by Michael Dale - Aug 9, 2016

It's not exactly an everyday occurrence when two powerhouse directors combine to stage a big new Broadway musical, but the chemistry seems natural for the upcoming tuner based on Chazz Palminteri's A BRONX TALE. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Adaptation Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a new adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' novel, It Can't Happen Here. (more...)

BLOC Productions Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Rehearsals are once again well underway for Bristol's own multi award-winning production company, BLOC Productions, as they get ready to perform the inspiring musical Fiddler on the Roof at The Bristol Hippodrome this October. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

For its 39th season, le Festival de Lanaudiere invited music lovers to discover some of the works that its founder, Father Fernand Lindsay, liked to hear and teach. Between July 9 and August 7, 2016, fourteen concerts were presented at the Amphitheatre Fernand-Lindsay, eight in churches throughout the region, and two at the Musee d'art de Joliette. In addition, there were four cinema evenings and five morning yoga sessions held outdoors. Nearly 53,000 people attended Festival events - a significant increase over the figure for 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Unsettling, Haunting SANS MERCI at none too fragile
by Roy Berko - Aug 8, 2016

When the lights went off to signal the ending of none too fragile's production of Johnna Adams' unsettling, haunting, thought-provoking Sans Merci, my immediate reaction was, 'Oh, please fellow audience members, don't clap!' (more...)

Broadway's HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Opens Pre-Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Tickets for the Manhattan Theatre Club critically acclaimed Broadway transfer of Heisenberg, written by Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt are available to purchase exclusively to American Express Card Members today. (more...)

VIDEO: Premiere Dates & First Look at Amazon's TRANSPARENT, Woody Allen TV Series & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Amazon Studios took to the stage at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills today to showcase their fall lineup. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Champagne Armand de Brignac Rose, the luxurious pink bubbly, is available at fine retailers across the United States. It is the ideal prestige champagne to sip from sunrise to sunset during your Indian Summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co. Presents THE TEMPEST at Old Zoo in Griffith Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

This summer INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. presents an imaginative production of Shakespeare's final play, THE TEMPEST, featuring Thom Rivera as Prospero and directed by Matthew Earnest.  THE TEMPEST will begin previews at THE GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL on Saturday, July 30 at 7pm and will open on Saturday, August 6 at 7:00pm and perform through Sunday, September 4 at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park.  All ISC Summer Shakespeare productions are FREE to the public!  THE TEMPEST is the second of two productions being presented at this year's GRIFFITH PARK FREE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. RICHARD III played June 25 - July 24. (more...)

Actor's Express to Stage Atlanta Premiere of APPROPRIATE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

?Actor's Express stages the Atlanta premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' raucous dark comedy Appropriate October 29 - November 20, 2016. (more...)

VH1 to Premiere Season 3 of LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD, 8/15
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

VH1's hit series LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD returns for a third season on Monday, August 15th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Programme Announced for Dublin Theatre Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016


VIDEO: Parents of Chappaqua High School Student Describe Drug and Sexual Abuse By Drama Teacher
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

Hiding their identities, the pair describe a cult-like relationship between the 41-year-old former drama teacher and several male students. (more...)

VIDEO: A BRONX TALE Director Robert DeNiro Reveals Why He Likes Musicals
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Robert DeNiro discusses the 40th anniversary of his classic film 'Taxi Driver.' Later, the actor talks about directing the Broadway-bound musical A BRONX TALE. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

Cast Complete for Rachel Weisz-Led Revival of PLENTY at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the first major New York revival of David Hare's PLENTY. Directed by five-time Tony Award nominee David Leveaux and featuring the previously announced Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll, the show will begin previews on Tuesday, October 4 and run through Sunday, November 6, with an official press opening on Thursday, October 20. (more...)

2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Unveils Discovery Program Featuring 35 Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today its Discovery programme showcasing 35 outstanding and absorbing feature films, including 16 World Premieres, by first and second time feature directors from Canada and across the globe, sponsored by Dropbox. (more...)

Full Line-up Announced for Viola Beach Tribute Warrington Festival
by Marianka Swain - Aug 23, 2016

Warrington Festival is pleased to reveal the full line-up of local artists who will support Starsailor on Saturday 17 September as part of a tribute to Viola Beach and their manager, who tragically lost their lives earlier this year. (more...)

VIDEO: Robert DeNiro Talks Broadway-Bound A BRONX TALE on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Robert De Niro discusses co-directing the Broadway-bound musical A BRONX TALE.  'I've always thought it would be a terrific musical,' he shares. (more...)

Scoop: ZOO on CBS - Tuesday, August 16, 2016
by - Aug 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on ZOO, airing on CBS on Tuesday, August 16, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: MEN ON BOATS Celebrates Opening Night at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

MEN ON BOATS, the critically-acclaimed comedy which premiered at Clubbed Thumb's 2015 Summerworks Festival, returns this summer in a co-production by Clubbed Thumb and Playwrights Horizons. Written by Jaclyn Backhaus and directed by American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis, MEN ON BOATS moves uptown to Playwrights Horizons' Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) for a four-week limited engagement now through Sunday, August 14. The show celebrated its opening last night, August 1, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Rock N' Roll Vets One Less Reason Release Single, Video for 'Break Me'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Veteran Rock band One Less Reason has released a redemptive and emotional new video for 'Break Me' with an Exclusive Premiere @ Loudwire. (more...)

Oshman Family JCC Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE DYBBUK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Oshman Family JCC will present the West Coast premiere of an acclaimed new production of The Dybbuk, featuring an all-star cast, 8pm Saturday, September 24, and 5pm Sunday, September 25 at the OFJCC's Schultz Cultural Arts Hall. The Dybbuk is a multimedia chamber opera composed by Ofer Ben-Amots, inspired by S. Ansky's timeless Yiddish play, and directed by Thomas Lindblade. (more...)

Rock N' Roll Veterans One Less Reason Release Video for 'Break Me'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Veteran Rock band One Less Reason has released a redemptive and emotional new video for “Break Me” with an Exclusive Premiere @ Loudwire. They are simultaneously releasing new album “The Memories Uninvited”. (more...)

Scoop: WHAT WOULD YOU DO? on ABC - Friday, August 19, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, airing on ABC on Friday, August 19, 2016! (more...)

DreamWrights Expands Programming, Hosts First Open Mic Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

With the promise of expanding programming to non-traditional audiences, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts will host its first 21+ Open Mic Night on August 26. (more...)

BWW Review: APT'S Gritty KING LEAR Grapples with 21st Century Reality
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 17, 2016

When the audience arrives at American Players (APT) Up the Hill Theatre for the opening of William Shakespeare's King Lear, they might believe a presidential press conference will be staged. Green lawn expands into the audience, actors place contemporary white chairs in a distinct pattern and a glass podium greets the audience--and plenty of paparazzi appear to capture the King, the Duke of Gloucester and Duchess of Kent, and Lear's three daughters entering the lawn party. At night under the stars, the royal staging opens when the King appears announcing his 'retirement,' dividing his kingdom to his three progeny. Two dutiful daughters ascend to the podium pronouncing their love, while Cordelia speaks from the back row of chairs, the front of the Up The Hill Theatre. Goneril, Regan and Cordelia were 'dressed to kill', so to speak in sophisticated, fashion worthy coats and the appropriate fascinators, for English royalty, as were the men.This beginning places the audience firmly in a King Lear crafted for the current day, up to the very minute audiences. (more...)

MTC's Stargate Theatre to Stage CRASH. BURN. RISE. at City Center, on Facebook Live
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Stargate Theatre Sharon Sullivan Company will perform an original piece, Crash. Burn. Rise., this Saturday, August 20 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm at MTC - Stage II at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

FACTORY Announces 2016-2017 SEASON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Following the strong success of the critically-acclaimed and multi-award winning NAKED season, Factory continues its commitment to producing 100% Canadian content with the announcement of the 2016-2017 season. Six distinctive productions; three world premieres, one Toronto premiere, and two return engagements, explore universal themes of family and identity from a broad range of cultural perspectives. (more...)

Tramell Isaac of Boss Key Productions & Jacky Ke Jiang of thatgamecompany Keynote at XPO Game Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016


THE FATHER, Starring Artistic Director David Lamb, Heads to The Kavinoky Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Kavinoky Theatre has announced that Florian Zeller's The Father will complete its 2016/2017 season. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Kicks Off Their 53rd Season With THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016


FREUD THE MUSICAL to Return to King's Head Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Freud The Musical returns to the King's Head Theatre for an extended run this month. A one-woman show about sex, madness and medicine, Freud The Musical is by Natasha Sutton-Williams and will run Monday 22nd August and Tuesday 23rd August. (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - Aug 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at New E! Docu-Series ROB & CHYNA, Premiering 9/11
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

E! goes behind closed doors to witness what happens when new couple Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna embark on building a life together as a newly engaged couple with a baby on the way. (more...)

BWW Review: Incredible APT ENDGAME Proposes 'We are Obliged to Each Other'
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 15, 2016

In a stellar setting at the Touchstone Theatre in Spring Green, a superb American Players Theatre (APT) cast plays out Samuel Beckett's Endgame. An uncomfortable production to watch on stage, Director Aaron Posner breathes humor and touching life into Beckett's classic one act tragicomedy, a treatise on the end of personal and possibly global life. The desolate, tiny room, which was noted by Beckett himself in the original stage directions to be completely empty, was designed void of any beauty except for a lone terrarium filled with sand and a few artifacts from the lost, viable earth along with loose pages and stacks of books, where Beckett's characters barely survive. (more...)

BWW Review: Star-Powered A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Ruskin Group Theater
by Shari Barrett - Aug 13, 2016

What makes the current production at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica so special is its Tony Award winning director Lita Gaithers Owens cast Tony Award nominee Starletta DuPois as Lena "Mama" Younger. DuPois has a long history with A RAISIN IN THE SUN having first been cast as Beneatha, then became known for her role as Ruth in the acclaimed American Playhouse film version, and now Mama. "A true gift at this point in my career is having experienced the life of this play through three extraordinary women characters that the playwright created," DuPois shared. In fact, her emotional and physical understanding of the role so central to the play was thrilling to experience as her entire physical presence totally embodied Mama right down to every moment of her joys, heartbreak, anger, and love for her children, as if DuPois was channeling Mama from her very soul. (more...)

Announcing the 2016 San Francisco Olympians Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

This year the festival will debut 22 new plays by 23 local writers, 9 of whom will be contributing written work to the festival for the first time! The plays range from shorts to one-acts to full-lengths, and each one explores a different underworld legend or god from Greek or Egyptian mythology. (more...)

Raul Mendez, Hannia Guillen, Priscilla Lopez and More to Lead Nilo Cruz's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT World Premiere at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home. (more...)

Ayckbourn's Classic Comedy RELATIVELY SPEAKING Comes to the Lyceum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Alan Ayckbourn's brilliantly funny play Relatively Speaking comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 19 - Saturday 24 September starring highly acclaimed TV and stage actors Robert Powell and Liza Goddard. (more...)

Deke Sharon's THE HEART OF VOCAL HARMONY Book Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

World-renowned arranger and producer Deke Sharon, whose credits include television's The Sing Off and Pitch Slapped, the movies Perfect Pitch and Perfect Pitch 2, and, this fall, Broadway's first a cappella musical, In Transit, puts emotion where it belongs - front and center - in The Heart of Vocal Harmony: Emotional Expression in Group Singing (September 2016, Hal Leonard Books, $19.99). (more...)

JK Rowling Confirms HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Will Mark End of Series
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

At this weekend's UK premiere of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, Potter scribe JK Rowling revealed to Reuters that the story will mark the final chapter in the wizardry tale. (more...)

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