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POPS Ball to Open Philly's Social Season Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On September 15, Music Director Michael Krajewski and the Philly POPS orchestra return to the Hyatt at the Bellevue for the Fourth Annual POPS Ball. (more...)

Jewel Returns for Season Six of Discovery's ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER, 10/2
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The new season of Discovery's ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER, premieres Sunday, October 2 at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

Bold New Comedy Takes on Cultural Cluelessness
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The latest work from award-winning Wellington actress and comedian Hayley Sproull (Milky Bits, Miss Fletcher Sings the Blues) presents an unflinchingly hilarious personal investigation into her bicultural New Zealand heritage. Vanilla Miraka hits Wellington's BATS Theatre from the 27th September - 1stOctober after its Auckland premier at the Basement Theatre from the 20th - 24th September. (more...)

Peterborough Players Open their Arts on Screen Season with THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Mack The Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill's raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr. and Mrs. Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn't come home last night and it's all about to kick off… The Threepenny Opera features Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond), as Macheath. (more...)

Sinatra Tribute Does It His Way To Celebrate Famous Recording
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The world's No1 Frank Sinatra, Stephen Triffitt, is coming to town on Sat 8 October to celebrate the golden anniversary of Ol' Blue Eyes' most famous recording - Sinatra Live at the Sands. A brand-new production called Frankly Sinatra features many of the songs from the classic album, performed just the way they were back in 1966. (more...)

Bear & Co. Presents MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Three witches lure Macbeth to a clandestine crown. Shakespeare's tale of Scottish savageries from 400 years earlier blends life at The Knife edge with surprising tenderness. Twelfth-Century Scotland is the world of Outlander, where decisions reek more of Game of Thrones than of the court of St. James.  Adapted from Bear & Co.'s July 2016 outdoor touring production, here is a love story with appalling consequences, presented in a fast paced re-telling. This is theatre magic. Let it come down. (more...)

DREAM LOVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL Hits the Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The much anticipated World Premiere of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical hits the stage tonight for its first preview performance, ahead of the official opening night on 6 October. This exciting all-Australian production will play exclusively in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre for ten weeks only. (more...)

Rover Dramawerks Announces 17th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Rover Dramawerks is pleased to announce their 17th Season of plays "off the beaten path." Rover will present seven mainstage plays and two festivals, plus a bonus Valentine's Day murder mystery, two new youth shows, and two of their iconic One Day Only play festivals. (more...)

Donny Most Set to SING AND SWING at Vitellos on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

Donny Most, best known as "Ralph Malph" of the long- running hit television show Happy Days, and his 7-piece band, bring the songs of Sinatra, Darin, Martin, and more to life through his interpretations and creative arrangements. The swing era and 50?s cool are fused together in one very unique show. The next engagement of their show will be held at Vitello's on Tuesday, May 10th. (more...)

E! News to Present Steamy Programming Content All Summer Long
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

Lather up the sunblock because E! News is using its signature pop culture conversation to kick summer off right, with a smokin' hot programming lineup across all of E! News' platforms. (more...)

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at Metropolis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE concert series announces a new season line up for Chicagoland's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

BWW Review: BELLEVILLE POLISHES OFF PARIS at Old Fitz Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - May 2, 2016

They say it's never one moment that turns paradise into peril, but a series of small, indiscernible hairline fractures that suddenly at the most innocent of moments cause a shattering from which no hope of rebuilding can be drawn. Although the events that transpire in Belleville bear a little more drama, the suspense and fragility of human romance connected audience and actor alike at Old Fitz Theatre for a thrilling weekend in Paris. (more...)

BWW Recap: Jon Snow Heads 'Home' in GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 2, 2016

Episode two of Game of Thrones just aired tonight and with it, we got a lot of what we had last week, shocking deaths and violence, but we also got the answer to everyone's burning question. Is Jon Snow really dead? The episode, entitled “Home” not only was named so because of the word being dropped quite often in dialogue, but several of our primary characters dealt with their families, identities and “homes”. I would say this is one of the closes instances we've gotten on this show of having the title actually play a key role in the total events of the narrative, but alas, it still struggled to remain thematically relevant, despite it's frequent usage.  (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Star Donny Most to Sing and Swing at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Donny Most, veteran of the hit series 'Happy Days,' is taking his (musical) act on the road, Singing and Swinging at Feinstein's/54 Below with a nine-piece band. (more...)

BWW Review: Audience Directs HAPPY HOUR at Spooky Action
by Roger Catlin - May 16, 2016

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Prominent Cigar Retailer Introduces Baptiste by Oliva Cigars
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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ABC Cancels NASHVILLE & THE FAMILY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

According to Deadline, ABC has cancelled its country musical series NASHVILLE, as well as freshman drama THE FAMILY, as first orders for the 2016-17 television season come in. (more...)

Ed Murray Celebrates Mother's Day at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Ed Murray in Songs My Mother Loved: A Walk Down Memory Lane. A True Mother's Day Card for Mothers Everywhere! Bring your mom to celebrate HER and the music of our lives  (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin' & More to Be Reissued on Vinyl LPs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Verve/UMe is proud to announce, as part of Verve's 60 th anniversary celebration, new vinyl reissues on June 24 for two long unavailable live performance classics by a pair of jazz legends the peerless Ella Fitzgerald's Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and funk-master Jimmy Smith's Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!. (more...)

SWING ON THIS Set for Sydney's Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The stars of SWING ON THIS have just announced that one of Australia's favourite performers PRINNIE STEVENS will be joining these leading men of stage to bring us the ultimate musical cocktail of charm, sophistication and entertainment with a healthy measure of cheeky irreverence.   (more...)

BWW Review: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES TAKES US BACK TO FEMINIST FOUNDATIONS at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 19, 2016

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Bear & Co. to Bring MACBETH to Local Parks in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Summer means Shakespeare in the park. In this 400th anniversary year of Shakespeare's death, Bear & Co. brings you MACBETH as the Queen's Men might have toured it. Within the circle of a rope thrown on the ground, three women invite you into Shakespeare's warring Scotland. In a country torn by civil strife, who is to be trusted? Are they witches? Beggars? Loyal friends or assassins? Only one thing is sure: They play with fire. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: THE WEILL FILE Delves Into The Genius Of Kurt Weill
by Barry Lenny - Jun 15, 2016

A glorious exploration of the life and music of Kurt Weill. (more...)

KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL Set for Miles Memorial Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor-singer-director Paul Sand will remount his hit show, "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel," in July in Santa Monica - which will also launch his newly formed Santa Monica Public Theatre. (more...)

BigShot Records to Stream Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert ft. the Brian Choper Jazz Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

BigShot Records will celebrate pop and jazz legend Frank Sinatra by streaming a full-length video of a tribute concert featuring the Brian Choper Jazz Project, a band led by veteran drummer Brian Choper. (more...)

More Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)

Karen Lynn Gorney to Lead Holocaust Drama FROM SILENCE at Theater for the New City this November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Karen Lynn Gorney, star of the 1977 movie 'Saturday Night Fever' and 'All My Children,' headlines From Silence, a brand new drama by Anne Marilyn Lucas premiering at Theater for the New City this November. Cast includes Audrey Heffernan Meyer, Krystal Rowley, Lori Funk, Nora Falk, Shannon Harrington, Tori Murray and Jessica Gollin. Additional cast TBA. The production will be directed by Peter Zachari. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for DREAM LOVER – THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

Today, producer, John Frost, announced the three actors who will play the young Bobby Darin in in the World Premiere production ofDream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from the September 22nd for a strictly limited season. The three boys who will alternate in the role of young Bobby Darin are Kyle Banfield (11 years old, from Gladesville), Nicholas Cradock (11, from Wahroonga) and Brendan Godwin (12, from The Ponds). (more...)

More Lead Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the casting for four principal roles in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. Caroline O'Connor, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen will join David Campbell as Bobby Darin and Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee in the extraordinary tale of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. (more...)

Solo Creation Festival Program 3: Two Hot Debuts and a Revelatory Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Don't Miss Program 3, July 28-31! Another exciting, diverse program closes the 2016 Solo Creation Festival! We've got a comic tale from Son of Semele Ensemble member Michael Evans Lopez, an edgy new work from the Program 1 writing team of Chambers Stevens and Travis Perkins, plus a reprise of Program 2's haunting Revelation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ash Lawn Opera Presents SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The summer concludes with South Pacific, an ever-topical story of love in the time of war, and one of the most heralded musicals of all time. Since its premiere in 1949, it has won countless awards, including the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Tony Awards both for its original run and its 2008 revival. Featuring some of the greatest songs in musical theater history, including 'Some Enchanted Evening,' 'I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy,' and 'A Cockeyed Optimist,' this remarkable production will stay with you for years to come. (more...)

National Theatre Live to Broadcast THREEPENNY OPERA and DEEP BLUE SEA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

National Theatre Live has announced international broadcasts of the Rufus Norris' National Theatre production of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, in collaboration with Elisabeth Hauptmann, in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens on Thursday, September 22, 2016; and, Carrie Cracknell's acclaimed National Theatre production of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea on Thursday, October 6, 2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin Joins Daveed Diggs in Lionsgate's WONDER
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Mandy Patinkin has also joined previously announced cast members Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. (more...)

Jonathan Poretz to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'WHEN VEGAS WAS VEGAS'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following two previous sold-out engagements, Jonathan Poretz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his newest show, Sinatra, Dino, Darin & Davis - When Vegas Was VEGAS! for two performances only - Thursday, November 3 (8 p.m.) and Friday, November 4 (8 p.m.) Backed by the six-piece Fil Lorenz Orchestra, Poretz will recreate the heyday of a young Las Vegas, bringing a 60s vibe to the Feinstein's at the Nikko stage. (more...)

Sony Music to Produce Cast Album for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The producers of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical and Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced today that Sony Music will produce a cast album for the World Premiere musical, which will be released in August. The single 'Dream Lover' will be available on iTunes today, Friday 15 July. (more...)

Live Broadcast of National Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA in September
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Rufus Norris's National Theatre production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill in a new adaptation by Simon Stephens will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world direct from the National's Olivier Theatre on 22 September at 7pm. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Historic Photo of Controversial Composer/Lyricist Marc Blitzstein at Marie's Crisis
by Michael Dale - Jul 1, 2016

When this photo was taken, Blitzstein was best known for having written a musical that the US Government tried to prevent from opening. (more...)

BWW Review: A NEST OF SKUNKS SMELLS ALL TOO REAL FOR SOCIETY - Worth Watching at Depot Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Aug 8, 2016

What if the lucky country's luck ran out? Australia has not in the past fifteen years that terrorism has been a key issue all around the globe experienced an act of terror on home soil. We have lost many in overseas massacres, but Australia has been a haven from bombs, shootings and kidnappings during the modern wave of terrorism, which makes it only a matter of time essentially before the events of A Nest of Skunks are likely to unfold. Adapted from Roger Vickery's short story about two Australians who have escaped a detention centre, thrust upon the mercy of a covert network of safe houses, it has translated very strongly on stage with the subtle nuance of Travis Green's direction. (more...)

BWW Preview: Fall 2016 Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Aug 3, 2016

Soon, the leaves will start to turn and many local theatres will be lifting their curtains to welcome a new season. Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the fall season. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

BWW Review: Joey Hood Delivers a Breathtaking Tour de Force Performance in W
by Frank Benge - Aug 23, 2016

W is a new play that is a translation of Woyzeck which was written by Georg Buchner. This new translation by John Hood has been adapted by Zachary Christman. Buchner's original work remained incomplete at the time of his death. It has been posthumously 'finished' by multiple authors, editors and translators. Woyzeck is one of the most performed and influential plays in German theatre. It is believed Buchner began writing the play in 1836 and it remained in a fragmentary state when he died in 1837. Woyzeck was first published in 1879, some 42 years later, in a heavily reworked version by Karl Emil Franzos. It would be another 34 years before the play was first performed on November 8, 1913 at the Residenztheater in Munich. Considered both naturalistic and expressionistic in tone, it is loosely based on the true story of Johann Christian Woyzeck, a Leipzig wigmaker who later became a soldier. In 1821, Woyzeck murdered Christiane Woost, a widow with whom he had been living, in a jealous rage. He was later publicly beheaded. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin For DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Rehearsals are now underway for the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays only in Sydney at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barry Humphries Brings Weimar Cabaret to Tanglewood
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 17, 2016

In the 1930's Tanglewood was just an idea in the minds of some Massachusetts music lovers, while at the same time in Nazi Germany some great composers were being banned by people who had no love of music or humanity.  (more...)

BWW Review: Café Nordo's TO SAVOR TOMORROW Flies High with Laughs
by Jay Irwin - Apr 8, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, put your tray tables and seat backs in the upright position and hang on as Cafe Nordo presents an evening of fun and food with their 60's spy send up, "To Savor Tomorrow". And as usual with the Cafe Nordo shows, if the laughs weren't enough for you then the delectable food will be. (more...)

Victoria+Jean Debut Album 'Divine Love'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Swedish-Belgian avant-gritty-pop duo Victoria+Jean just announced a full stream of their highly anticipated album Divine Love that will be available via AllMusic starting Wednesday, April 27. Divine (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, April 25, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, April 25, 2016! (more...)

Victoria+Jean Share Sensual 'Takes You Like A Rose' Remix
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Swedish-Belgian avant-gritty-pop duo Victoria+Jean recently dropped a remix of their song “Takes You Like A Rose,” taken from their new album, Divine Love (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Perform in Toronto This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theatre concert, MANDY PATINKIN in Concert, Dress Casual, to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for two performances only on June 15 and 16, 2016, at 8 PM. Tickets go on sale to Mirvish subscribers today, Monday, April 18, to American Express cardmembers on Wednesday, April 20 and to the general public on Tuesday, April 26. Mandy Patinkin has been fortunate to carve out a varied career including theatre, the concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Kesha Guest Stars on ABC's Musical Drama NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Kesha will guest star on ABC country-music drama NASHVILLE on May 11 at 10 p.m. on ABC. PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first look at the appearance (more...)

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