Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Worskshop Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Celebrating over 20 years of acclaimed musical theatre training for young thespians, the Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop returns to the Little TheaterAugust 5 through August 14 with the annual Summer Festival of Shows.  These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will present a variety of musical theater favorites including; Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Merrily We Roll Along, Miss Nelson has a Field Day, The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and the One-Act Festival. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds to Hillary Clinton Quoting HAMILTON in DNC Acceptance Speech
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 29, 2016

Last night in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first female candidate to officially win and accept the nomination for President of the United States at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention. (more...)

Cast Announced For The Regional Premiere Of MADE IN DAGENHAM
by Edward Baker - Jul 28, 2016

This autumn, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul launches his first season at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch with the first ever revival of the hit musical Made in Dagenham. Bringing the West End hit back to its roots just a stone's throw from The Ford Factory Dagenham in which it is set, the co-production with New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich presents a company of twenty-one actor musicians which is bolstered further by six members of the Queen's Youth Theatre. This is the largest ever cast to appear on the theatre's stage and is led by Daniella Bowen as the busy mum, loving wife and hard-working Ford factory employee, Rita O'Grady. (more...)

Hillary Clinton Makes History, Quotes HAMILTON While Accepting Nomination for President
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tonight in Philadelphia, Hillary Clinton made history as the first female candidate to officially win and accept the nomination for President at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention.  (more...)

Stunning Epic WARCRAFT Coming to Digital HD, Blu-Ray/DVD & On Demand This September
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

In a distant world, humankind faces extinction at the hands of a brutal enemy in the visually stunning epic, WARCRAFT, coming to Digital HD on September 13, 2016, and Blu-ray , Blu-ray 3D, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and On Demand on September 27, 2016 (more...)

BWW Review: BUTLER at 59E59 is Entertaining and Compelling
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 28, 2016

The compelling and entertaining Civil War comedic-drama 'Butler' is now onstage at 59E59 Theatre through August 28th. This superb play is written by Richard Stand, directed by Joseph Discher and presented by New Jersey Repertory Company. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Melodrama And Marvellous Music Unfold In SIMON BOCCANEGRA
by Jade Kops - Jul 28, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Giuseppe Verdi's tale of love, jealousy, politics and altered identities, SIMON BOCCONEGRA returns to the Sydney Opera House. (more...)

Celebrity Chef Anne Burrell, Broadway's Taylor Louderman and More Join JDRF to Fight Diabetes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced today the appointment of nine celebrities to its 2016 Celebrity Ambassadors Program. These new ambassadors are positive role models and leaders in television, music, sports and theater, who share a common passion for JDRF's mission and a commitment to T1D advocacy. (more...)

Michael C. Hall & Todd Almond, Brasil Summerfest and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from tomorrow, July 27, through August 7, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Actors, Musicians, Television Personalities And Professional Athletes Join JDRF And Unite In The Fight Against Type 1 Diabetes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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BWW Review: A Little Touch of Harry in the Night: TAM Opens HENRY V
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 23, 2016

One of Shakespeare's best-loved history plays, Henry V, opened Friday July 23 at Maine's Theater at Monmouth in a stylish and stirring performance directed by Mark Mineart. Trimmed to a little over two hours, the production, nonetheless, keeps the architecture of the masterpiece and all the most famous speeches, and performed as it is by a strong ensemble, it achieves an immediacy and truthfulness. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sanctuary! Watch Highlights from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse presents the New England premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, on stage now to August 6, making The Playhouse one of the first regional theaters in the U.S. to stage this new musical. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Feeding America And Nationwide Foundation Partner To Provide Healthy Food Options To More Families
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Feeding America today announced the receipt of $1.5 million from the Nationwide Foundation to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to people in need. Support from the Nationwide Foundation will help the Feeding America national network of food banks achieve its goal to provide 1.7 billion meals in produce by 2025. (more...)

Arthur Greenfield Launches THREE EYED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Arthur Greenfield, a husband, world traveler, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book, 'Three Eyed Man': a gripping and potent life story about the pursuit of happiness, social justice and financial stability. (more...)

PAYBACK TIME! is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

AURORA, Ohio, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Author 'Dusty' Trimmer delivers this credible PAYBACK TIME message across the VA's minefield of issues that get stepped on by veterans deserving proper healthcare access and benefits. Aging Trimmer still brings The Fight! Taking careful aim and switched to automatic fire, Dusty sprays and stitches the VA with valid complaints from every direction, with a major focus on the dying Vietnam-era veterans' horrific dilemmas (more...)

New Rosa Parks Musical from Gimby & Price in the Works in London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

A new musical based on the life of celebrated American civil-rights activist Rosa Parks is currently being developed in London, under the stewardship of producer United Theatrical. (more...)

Robin Roberts Among Honorees for Arthur Ashe Institute's Gala Event This October
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health will host Sports Ball 2016, their 22nd Annual Black Tie & Sneakers Gala, on Wednesday, October 19th at the Grand Hyatt, 109 East 42nd Street in New York City. (more...)

New York City Tour de Cure Begins at Randall's Island, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The American Diabetes Association is inviting riders of all levels to join the celebration and be part of the Stop Diabetes movement by taking part in the annual New York City Tour de Cure, a cycling event on August 20 at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, to help raise funds to change the future of diabetes and help stop this devastating disease. Beginning at Icahn Stadium, the New York City Tour de Cure will be a day to remember filled with scenic views of the city and New Jersey, challenging rides, and a supportive community of passionate individuals who are standing up against diabetes. Tour de Cure is designed for riders of all levels from the 3 or 6-mile family ride around the island, to a 100-mile century ride that stretches to the lakes of northern New Jersey and the Campgaw Mountain Reservation. The routes will feature rest stops with food to fuel the journey, mechanical support and volunteers to cheer riders on. 'Our participants are taking the ride of their life by helping to raise funds for the nearly 30 million Americans with diabetes,' said Kristine Magnifico, Market Executive Director for the American Diabetes Association. 'Every mile they ride and every dollar raised brings us that much closer to stopping this disease that affects more than 12% of New Yorkers.' Individuals and teams composed of co-workers, family and friends from around the region will gather on the Island to participate in the event. They will join other cyclists and volunteers from across the country. The Tour de Cure raises funds through registration fees and pledges collected by the cyclists. To ride or volunteer, visit www.diabetes.org/nyctour. The New York City Tour de Cure is sponsored nationally by Lilly, Primal and Gold's Gym. The American Diabetes Association is leading The Fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish. (more...)

MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Starring Arnetia Walker, to Launch Two River Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2016/17 Season with an extended four-week run of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. (more...)

Amy Donaho Howell Launches HEALING HIGH GEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

September is national Sepsis Awareness Month, and today Amy Donaho Howell announces the launch of her new book 'Healing in High Gear, Surviving Sepsis: A Guide for Families, Patients, Caregivers and Healthcare Providers.' It's a true and inspiring story of how her family shifted into the ultimate high gear to survive septic shock twice and how the medical team played a key role. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble presents the Midwest Premiere of GRIZZLY MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago's only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, announces the Midwest premiere of Grizzly Mama by George Brant. The production, directed by RTE member Megan Carney, runs September 8 - October 15, 2016, at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago.  The press opening is Monday, September 12 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Gene Therapy via Ultrasound Could Offer New Therapeutic Tool
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Thh American Cancer Society Launches New Breast Cancer Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Cancer Society today announced the publication of Breast Cancer Clear & Simple, Second Edition: All Your Questions Answered, an engaging, question-and-answer book written to help newly diagnosed patients quickly digest the crucial information needed to navigate through their breast cancer experience. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Announces 2016 – 2017 Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting Fall/Winter Season.  All performances are at the White Plains theatre, located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue and Main Street in downtown White Plains.  (more...)

IoT Startup Receives Seed Funding to Battle Firefighter Cancer Rates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

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The Tragically Hip Fans Send Thanks During Band's Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

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TV's Dr. Ana Maria Polo to Be Honored at 2016 PREMIOS TU MUNDO Live on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

TELEMUNDO will honor Dr. Ana Maria Polo, one of the most prominent and influential figures in Hispanic TV, with the special award “Estrella de Tu Mundo” (Star of Your World) in celebration of her 15 years on television during the 2016 PREMIOS TU MUNDO (more...)

Placido Domingo Stars in LA Opera's Season Opener, MACBETH, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

Stephen Baldwin Stars in Faith-Based Film SCARLETT, Coming to Theaters in September
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Strong Foundation Films is proud to announce that the new feature film, SCARLETT, will hit select cities nationwide on September 2, 2016. (more...)

sweetFrog To Host Alex's Lemonade Stands
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

sweetFrog has announced that it will join the national movement to fight childhood cancer by hosting Alex's Lemonade Stands in shops nationwide from August 20-31. sweetFrog locations will serve strawberry lemonade sorbet in their own unique version of a lemonade stand and collect donations to fund research projects searching for better treatments and cures for all childhood cancers. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

BronzeLens Hosts Atlanta Premiere of Issa Rae's HBO Series INSECURE, Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey's OWN Series Queen Sugar and Olympic Pride, American Prejudice
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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LA Opera Opens 2016/17 Season with Verdi's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

LA Opera's 2016/17 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's Macbeth, opening on September 17, 2016. General Director Placido Domingo will perform the title role for the first time in the United States. The new production will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon and staged by Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak. (more...)

Valisia LeKae and Calysta Bevier Named 2016 Look Good Feel Better DreamGirls
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the American Cancer Society proudly announced today that two inspiring cancer survivors and nationally renowned singers will join voices at the 32nd Annual DreamBall on Wednesday, September 28 in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, Shakespeare's Globe, 17 August 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Aug 18, 2016

Every year, the Globe hosts productions by writers other than Shakespeare - this year it sees the inclusion of Kneehigh Theatre's version of Michael Morpurgo's 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. Adapted for the stage by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, it sits neatly in the middle of the Wonder Season, prior to embarking on a UK and US tour. On the face of it 946 is a family show, however there really is something for everyone. (more...)

BWW Review: A True King Rises with KING LEAR at Elements Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Aug 17, 2016

The truth be told, I have neither read nor seen performed Shakespeare's King Lear, and was therefore as unfamiliar with the plot and its characters as basically anyone can possibly be; I suppose it wasn't mandatory reading when I went to school, for what reason I cannot possibly imagine. Although, I have always loved a good play or musical with traces of a tragic story at its core - a plot that is both trying on the actors and audience and therefore simply beautiful in how you are compelled to react to something with so much depth and significance. Having just seen King Lear at the Elements Theatre Company, not only was I introduced to a new theater in addition to a play I always wished to learn more about, but in such a way that created both a wonderful first impression of and precedent for this - nay, any - future Shakespearean production I plan to see. Even though this show is one of the more tragic ones you are ever bound to see, it really is a true king of a performance to behold. (more...)

Discovery Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Acclaimed Documentary HUNTWATCH
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Discovery Channel has scooped up U.S and international rights of HUNTWATCH it was announced today by John Hoffman, EVP Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. (more...)

Learn With Homer, the #1 Learn-to-Read Program, Available Free to Educators
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Lone Star Theatre Co's 2016-17 Season to Feature New Works by Raquel Almazan, Nilsa Reyna & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Lone Star Theatre Co is proud to announce their upcoming 2016-2017 season, "Cinco de Lone Star." The season, which marks the fifth year that Lone Star Theatre has been bringing Texas pages to New York stages, will focus a great deal of its programming on Latino voices. The season features new works by Raquel Almazan, Oscar Cabrera, Mandy Murphy, Nilsa Reyna and more. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 8/7/2016 - 8/14/2016
by BWW - Aug 14, 2016

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Fight Over Fracking & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

The Garland Company Donates More Than $80K to Cancer Research
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

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21 Hospitals Across China to Adopt Watson for Oncology to Help Physicians Personalize Cancer Care
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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Special Delivery From ALDI! New Line Of Baby Products Hits Shelves To Save Parents Money
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

ALDI knows parenting can be hectic, but grocery shopping shouldn't be. As one of America's favorite grocery stores*, ALDI is helping busy moms and dads with Little Journey, the first full line of baby products hitting ALDI store shelves nationwide next week. The new line features award-winning** baby changing and feeding essentials, including organic puree pouches in a dozen varieties, at prices that will save parents up to 50 percent*** on their grocery bills. In honor of Little Journey supporting parents and little ones alike, ALDI also pledged more than $350,000 in the form of funds and baby changing essentials to the March of Dimes' Give them tomorrow Campaign**** and Feeding America. (more...)

Smokey Robinson, CeeLo Green & Nick Cannon Set for Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Annual Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Grammy Award-Winning singers Smokey Robinson and CeeLo Green, along with NBC's America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon will join the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) at its Annual Fall Gala on Saturday, October 29, 2016 in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. (more...)

Cast Announced for Regional Premiere of MADE IN DAGENHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

This autumn, Artistic Director Douglas Rintoul launches his first season at the Queen's Theatre Hornchurch with the first ever revival of the hit musical Made in Dagenham.  Bringing the West End hit back to its roots just a stone's throw from The Ford Factory Dagenham in which it is set, the co-production with New Wolsey Theatre Ipswich presents a company of twenty-one actor musicians which is bolstered further by six members of the Queen's Youth Theatre.    (more...)

RiskIQ Joins IBM Security App Exchange Community
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Denton Community Theatre to Make ART This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Denton Community Theatre (DCT) is thrilled to present our next POINTBank Black Box Theatre show, Art. This production is directed by Sherri Small and features a cast of three. DCT is pleased to welcome newcomers to the DCT stage, Shane Hurst and Kirk Holland, and are very glad to welcome back DCT veteran Damon Wadyko. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Luciana's Outlook: The Twinterview
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Aug 1, 2016

As we now are roughly two weeks from opening, I thought I would be a little punny. Two weeks from opening, I decided to do a "double feature". That's right, I am interviewing both sets of twins! In this "twinterview", we will hear from both Dromios and Antipholuses… Antipholi? (more...)

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