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BWW Review: New Line Theatre's ZORBA Exhibits Zest for Life
by Chris Gibson - Mar 9, 2017

There's something oddly life-affirming about the character of Zobra. He's a cheerleader for living life to its fullest. ZORBA the musical (lyrics by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander, and book by Joseph Stein) impresses an audience with the realization that time never stands still, and therefore, life goes on despite the nasty curves it may lob our way. New Line Theatre's production is a real revelation, because even though this show received its fair share of award nominations, it's really not revived that often. Perhaps it's the darker elements that pervade the show that turn some people off, but then life isn't always sunshine and roses, so I like that they are present. This kind of presentation is something that New Line does better than anyone else, and that's to revive a neglected or forgotten show for a new audience to appreciate, and their track record is impeccable in this regard. This show is a genuine must see, and taking it in I've come to realize that we all need our own personal 'Zorba' to prod us into taking risks and fully investing ourselves in whatever we do, even if things might go awry on occasion. (more...)

Nantucket Book Festival Announces Summer Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Now in its sixth year, the Nantucket Book Festival has established itself as a major summer destination for booklovers of all stripes with impressive and varied line-ups of award-winning authors.  The three-day Festival, June 16-18, will offer author readings, panel discussions and social events that provide an informal atmosphere that encourages conversations between writers and readers.  Most of the Festival events are free and held within walking distance of the Ferry.  (more...)

Rhino Studio 237 To Present Innovative Staging of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Fantasy, humor, and heart align in Rhino Studio 237's upcoming production of Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice with Music by Wayne Baker (based on the Disney-Hyperion novel by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry). (more...)

PEN World Voices Festival Announces Masha Gessen Followed by Samantha Bee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

PEN America has announced that leading Russian and American journalist and author Masha Gessen, will deliver the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, followed by a conversation with comedian and political commentator Samantha Bee on the closing night of the PEN World Voices Festival. This year the thirteenth annual Festival, taking place in New York from May 1-7, will address some of the vital issues of the Trump era, with a special focus on the fractious relationship between gender and power. At a moment of historic threats to freedom and truth, Ms. Gessen and Ms. Bee, both activists in their own rights, will speak to Gessen's experience with Russian censorship and suppression of dissent, and parallels between the current administration and other authoritarian regimes. (more...)

Mutasia Launches 'Figley's Search for the Perfect Pet'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Mutasian Entertainment, LLC (www.mutasia.com), a children's creative entertainment company, is launching its latest hardcover children's book, 'Figley's Search for the Perfect Pet', for children ages 4-8, on April 5, 2017, with a series of author and illustrator days at Barnes & Noble bookstores. (more...)

Nine New Ten Minute Shows Come to Toronto Presented by The Soulo Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

A Syrian escapes Allepo with his young wife, having witnessed bodies in the streets, the sound of carpet bombs, the destruction of his ancient city and the looks on the faces of his parents he is forced to leave behind. He lands in Turkey on his way to Canada. In Turkey he meets an Argentinian who listens to his story, including his dream of being a comedian. The Argentinian tells him he must find a woman in Toronto named Tracey Erin Smith, that she will help him tell his story. And so he does. They meet for lunch on the corner of College and Dufferin, on one of Toronto's coldest days in December. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents MAMMA MIA for 200th Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from "Dancing Queen" and "S.O.S." to "Money, Money, Money" and "Take a Chance on Me," Mamma Mia, is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. Following the production's epic 14-year run on Broadway. Mamma Mia! is on the WBT stage March 23 through June 25, 2017. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Presents ORCHESTRA UNDERGROUND: PAST FORWARD, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, continues its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Past Forward at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

BWW Review: LORD OF THE FLIES at Playhouse On The Square
by Austin McLellan - Mar 7, 2017

LORD OF THE FLIES opened this past weekend at Playhouse on the Square, and runs through March 26. (more...)

Casa Mañana Announces Broadway Season 17-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

President and Executive Producer Wally Jones is thrilled to announce the 2017-2018 Broadway Season at Casa Mañana Theatre. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg Discuss the Politics of Theatre and More!
by Andrew Burrill - Mar 6, 2017

Alain Boublil And Claude-Michel Schonberg, the artistic team behind the creation of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON chat about Hamilton, politics, new musicals and more! (more...)

Comedian Josie Long Brings Eighth Solo Stand-Up Show to the Epstein Theatre for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Following the international sell-out success of her previous show Cara Josephine across the UK, Europe, in Australia and New York, British comedian Josie Long brings her eighth solo stand-up show Something Better to The Epstein Theatre on Monday 13th March. (more...)

VIDEO: Logo Reveals First Look at New Docu-Series FIRE ISLAND from Kelly Ripa
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Logo today unveiled the cast and trailer for its new unscripted series, FIRE ISLAND, from Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos' Milojo Productions. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
by - Mar 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, March 22, 2017! (more...)

THE ISLAND Comes to Southwark Playhouse this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

???????A Chipping Norton Theatre and Dukes Lancaster production, this powerful drama of defiance and determination is set on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years and is based on the true story of two inmates performing Antigone, the great classical play of political protest. (more...)

A PROPER PLACE by Broadway's Leslie Becker Gets World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Downton Abbey meets Gilligan's Island in this hysterical new musical titled A Proper Place by Broadway's Leslie Becker (Bonnie & Clyde, Amazing Grace) and Curtis Rhodes. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100 on THE CW - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
by - Mar 3, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, March 22, 2017! (more...)

Jazz Pianist Joey Alexander to Play MPAC This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Three-time Grammy nominee, jazz pianist Joey Alexander comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Honor Local Art Heroes Suzanne & James Mellor at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 2017 Laguna Playhouse will host its annual Gala at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach honoring longtime supporters of Laguna Playhouse and the arts, Suzanne and James Mellor. (more...)

VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Shows Off His Tongue Twisty Broadway Musical Singing on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jake Gyllenhaal chatted about the trickly singing he had to master to play pointillist painter Georges Seurat in the Broadway musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. (more...)

Local Artists Tackle the Challenge of Forgiveness in a World Divided with Athol Fugard's PLAYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Internationally acclaimed South African playwright Athol Fugard tackles the subject of apartheid head on in his gripping drama, Playland. Playland begins on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 7pm, and opens on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7pm. For ticket arrangements, contact playlandphilly@gmail.com. (more...)

Black Coffee Features on Drake's New Album, 'More Life' ahead of Hi Ibiza Residency
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Among the list of laudable guest contributors on Drake's newest album 'More Life' which was released on Saturday, sits celebrated South African DJ Black Coffee. (more...)

Logan Sandler's LIVE CARGO Opens In New York and LA 3/31
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Based on writer-director Logan Sandler's own experience growing up in and around the Bahamas, Live Cargo is a powerful meditation on love, loss and healing in a post-colonial world. (more...)

Your Pie to Host 9th Annual Pi(e) Day on March 14th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

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Annaleigh Ashford Talks Relevance of SUNDAY and Children and Art
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Following its four night concert, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE jumped into a limited Broadway run and has made a paint splash in the theatre community. Star Annaleigh Ashford says she has forged a strong connection with the show and its message.  (more...)

RESISTANCE Announces Ibiza Residency at Privilege
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

RESISTANCE will land on Ibiza for the opening night of an eight-week residency at the world's largest nightclub, Privilege. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Clarke's Arrival Takes Turn For the Worse on Next THE 100
by - Mar 16, 2017

On the next episode of THE 100,  Clarke’s (Eliza Taylor) arrival on The Island quickly takes a turn for the worse (more...)

Japan's Ebino City Releases Promotional Videos: Living Here Is as Good as Exercising
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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'Jamaican Entrepreneurship' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

ROSSLYN, Va., March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Jamaica has a great system for producing world-class athletes and has become known as the 'sprint factory.' Usain Bolt, the fastest human on earth, is one example of what the system has produced, but there are plenty of other champions in the pipeline. Track and field training is a part of the national culture and it begins in early childhood. Can this experience be replicated to turn The Island into an 'entrepreneurship factory?' UMT professor Dr. Glen Laman says 'Yes.' (more...)

The New Spiritual Book, SOUND is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After seven years of intensive research, reflection, and writing, the Mendes Brothers, João Mendes and Ramiro Mendes, launch their debut book SOUND-The Fabric of Soul, Consciousness, Reality, and the Cosmos. Debuting worldwide March 21, 2017, Sound is a spiritually uplifting book about the human essences of soul, consciousness, reality, and the living energy behind nature and the cosmos. (more...)

Logan Sandler's LIVE CARGO Washes Ashore In New York and LA 3/31
by Movies News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution has announced the March 31st theatrical release of Logan Sandler's LIVE CARGO. (more...)

SpeedCast Returns Internet Services to Christmas Island
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

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A GAME FOR KNOWLEDGE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

In 'A Game for Knowledge' (published by AuthorHouse UK), a group works on a secret project to minimize the risk of fatality when terraforming Venus while Earth increasingly becomes inhospitable. (more...)

Alternative Reggae/Hip-Hop Rockers Oogee Wawa to Drop New EP 'High N Tight'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

2016 was an exciting year for the band, who headed out on their Island Hopper Tour in January (more...)

Logo to Premiere Highly Anticipated Unscripted Series FIRE ISLAND, 4/27
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Fresh off the hilarious spoof on 'Saturday Night Live,' Logo announced today that FIRE ISLAND the highly anticipated new unscripted series, will premiere on Thursday, April 27th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

18th Annual Havana Film Festival New York Announces Its 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The 18th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) showcases the diversity of Latino voices and stories in a program that includes over 35 films. This year, HFFNY pays homage to one of Cuba's foremost forces in animation and storytelling, Juan Padron, and the late Argentine director Eliseo Subiela. (more...)

Breast Cancer Survivor Uses Memoir to Launch Oncology Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

DALLAS, March 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ In 2007, not long after fulfilling her dream of living in Paris, France, Karla Baptiste was diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at the age of 34.She had just received her MBA and, like most new graduates, she was on top of the world and thinking 'The best is yet to come!' 'I could not have been more optimistic. I never would have thought I would be battling breast cancer the following year!' she said. The cancer diagnosis was a shocker to say the least but she took solace in knowing that if her life were to end soon she had no regrets. She had followed her dream and lived it up in Paris like it was her last chance. (more...)

BWW Review: MY COUNTRY; A WORK IN PROGRESS, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 12, 2017

How quickly should art react? The National's Great Britain opened right on the heels of the 2014 phone-hacking trial, and here again the theatre is speedy with this response to the EU referendum. But, as with Brexit itself, the piece feels rather in limbo: caught in the midst of unfolding events, rather than able to fully and insightfully reflect on them. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. to present World Premiere of Max Baker's THE CONSPIRACISTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Stable Cable Lab Co. (Producer, Margaret Santa Maria) will present the World Premiere of Max Baker's The Conspiracists at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, Buzzer 3B) April 22-May 7 with performances on Sat 4/22, 4/29 & 5/6 at 7:30pm, Mon 4/24, Wed 4/26, Thu 4/27, Fri 4/28, Mon 5/1, Wed 5/3, Thu 5/4 & Fri 5/5 at 7pm and Sun 4/23, Sat 4/29, Sun 4/30, Sat 5/6 & Sun 5/7 at 3pm. Tickets ($18 in advance; $20 at the door) may be purchased atwww.stablecablelabco.org.  The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.  (more...)

Birdland Announces Exciting Upcoming Week with Tristano Project, Steve Ross and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Named for alto saxophonist and jazz pioneer Charlie 'Bird' Parker who dubbed it 'The Jazz Corner of the World,' Birdland opened on December 15th 1949. For 60 years it has been home to jazz legends, from Parker, John Coltrane Duke Ellington and Count Basie to Oscar Peterson, Hank Jones, Diana Krall and everyone in between. The original 52nd street location was a cultural barometer and meeting place, inspiring the songs 'Birdland' and 'Lullaby of Birdland,' and serving as a regular haunt for celebrities and cultural figures. The modern incarnation is a state of the art nightclub featuring award winning Southern and Cajun cuisine, first rate sound and lighting and a who's who of contemporary musical artists, 7 nights a week. (more...)

Big Sean, Chaka Khan Among Secret Solstice Festival Phase 2 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Unveiling its second phase lineup, Secret Solstice Festival is proud to announce some of the biggest names to ever perform in Iceland including the nation's biggest hip-hop announcement ever. (more...)

Because Music to Release Calypso Rose's 'Far From Home' This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Tobagonian singer Calypso Rose has enjoyed a long and celebrated career as the matriarch of the genre from which she takes her name. (more...)

Nintendo News: Nintendo Reveals New Partnerships and First Indie Games Coming to Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff and Lisa Howard to Lead ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the principal leads for Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. Paul Alexander Nolan will lead the cast as Tully, and will be joined by Alison Luff as Rachel and Lisa Howard as Tammy. (more...)

WaterTower Music to Release Soundtrack to KONG: SKULL ISLAND 3/3
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

WaterTower Music today announced the March 3 release of the soundtrack to KONG: SKULL ISLAND - the Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures film that reimagines the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all time. (more...)

TARZAN Swings Into Hearts in the Lowcountry at Seahawk Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

'With every ending comes a new beginning,' is a thematic message woven throughout the hit musical, Tarzan, performed by 36 Hilton Head Christian Academy students at The Island's Seahawk Cultural Center. (more...)

Rush Ticket Policy Will Continue Through Run SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Hot off last week's historic opening night, the producers of Sunday in the Park with George are pleased to announce the show will continue to offer a limited number of tickets $41 each, to celebrate the re-opening of Hudson Theatre as it becomes Broadway's 41st theater.  All $41 tickets will be available at Hudson Theatre box office (139-141 West 44th Street) on the day of the performance when the box office opens. (more...)

The Amazing Kreskin to Perform At Scavello's On The Island
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

The Amazing Kreskin will appear at Scavello's On The Island. Looking for Something Amazing To Do? Come spend your Saturday Night with Scavello's On The Island and be amazed by The Amazing Kreskin.  Enjoy a night of drinks, laughter and food. (more...)

Meet Special Real Estate Agent Jennifer Hammond
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Inside the SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway revival of the New York City Center production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George just re-opened the historic Hudson Theatre (139-141 West 44th Street) last night, for a 10-week engagement. Directed by Sarna Lapine, performances will play through Sunday, April 23rd. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony and below, check out photos of recipient MaryAnn Hu with the company! (more...)

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