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Acclaimed Plastic Surgeon Shares TALES FOR TAGLIACOZZI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

NEW BERN, N.C., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ In his new book (Authorhouse Publishing) Tales for Tagliacozzi An Inside Look at Modern-Day Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zannis reveals the secrets about his profession that everyone wants to know. Journey into the world of modern plastic surgery while learning about the Renaissance's founding father of plastic surgery, Gaspare Tagliacozzi. (more...)

A New Thriller by T. Michael Cross THE GASPAR TRIANGLE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ After a tragic mistake that cost a young Spanish girl her life, Thomas Raymond's career as a marine archeologist and treasure hunter came to an abrupt end. Following a number of other personal setbacks, he started a new life as a charter boat captain on the west coast of Florida. While struggling to keep his business afloat during the perceived coastal damage from a major oil spill, an enigmatic businessman offered Thomas a chance to jump back into The Life he had squandered a decade prior. The lost treasure of the infamous pirate, Jose 'Gasparilla' Gaspar, was what he sought and the evidence he presented was compelling. With the once dormant treasure hunting juices flowing again, he dove in with both feet and soon realized he was in way over his head. Thomas was now caught in a vortex of lies, betrayal, and death that would lead him across the seas in a race against time to save those trapped inside The Gaspar Triangle. (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Premiere Kristoffer Diaz's Basketball Drama REGGIE HOOPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The culmination of a year-long Playwright Residency Program, the first of its kind at Temple University, Kristoffer Diaz's Reggie Hoops receives its world premiere performances January 31-February 12 in Randall Theater. (more...)

Stars of THE OFFICE, EMPIRE Sign on for the Lyric's CHICAGO VOICES Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Lyric Opera announced today that Kate Flannery (NBC's The Office), Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett (both from FOX's Empire), and The Voices of Trinity Mass Choir are joining the Chicago Voices Concert line-up. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for Lifetime's Britney Spears Movie BRITNEY EVER AFTER
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Below, check out a first look at Lifetime's BRITNEY EVER AFTER, the Britney Spears Movie starring Peter Benson, Natasha Bassett and Nicole Oliver. The movie premieres on Lifetime on Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. ET. (more...)

Kate Flannery, Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett Join Chicago Voices Concert at Lyric Opera, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Lyric Opera announced today that Kate Flannery (NBC's The Office), Terrence Howard and Jussie Smollett (both from FOX's Empire), and The Voices of Trinity Mass Choir are joining the Chicago Voices Concert line-up. Flannery, Howard, and Smollett will serve as special guest presenters, while The Voices of Trinity Mass Choir will perform in the celebratory event that pays tribute to the city's diverse vocal heritage. The one-night only concert takes place February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

Huntington to Host 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition Boston Regional Finals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Huntington Theatre Company's Department of Education presents the 7th annual Boston regional finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition, celebrating the writing of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright. (more...)

DreamWrights' BABE Reminds Us that Anything is Possible
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

As Hilary Adams, Director of Artistic Programming prepares to stage, Babe, the Sheep-Pig, her very first show at DreamWrights, she reflects on the theme of the show and what she would like audiences to take away from it. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Winners Announced - Patti LuPone, Ethan Slater, Alex Weisman and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 24, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Chicago winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

WICKED Extends in the West End to May 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to announce the opening of its 23rd new booking period at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, with tickets now on sale until Saturday 26 May 2018. (more...)

Works by Mashuq Deen, Catherine Filloux and More Slated for International Human Rights Art Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Playwright Mashuq Deen (New Dramatists Fellow 2022) brings the story of his own transgender journey as a member of a traditional South Asian family and Playwright Catherine Filloux, winner of more than 40 awards for playwriting, activism and peace work, brings her latest work to the stage at New York City's first arts-advocacy festival of its kind, the International Human Rights Art Festival. (more...)

Irondale Theater Brings Back The 1599 Project
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Irondale Ensemble, one of the country's longest-standing research theater companies, will return to the stage this winter with The 1599 Project, January 25-February 4, 2017. (more...)

LENNON THROUGH A GLASS ONION to Return to Sydney to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

It's been 25 years since John Waters and Stewart D'Arrietta first performed LENNON - LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION on the small stage at Sydney's Tilbury Hotel.   Little did they know that over an inspiring 25-year journey they would perform the show in New York and London, leaving their mark on audiences around the world. (more...)

Pastor Bernard J. Weathers Releases THE OCTAGON OF SPIRITUAL BALANCES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

'The Octagon of Spiritual Balances': a guide for the Christian seeking a path to spiritual balance. 'The Octagon of Spiritual Balances' is the creation of published author, Pastor Bernard J. Weathers, pastor of Word of Faith Ministries, in Colonia, New Jersey. Bernard J. Weathers holds a bachelor degree in religious education and a master degree in theology. (more...)

Sharon Lee Foley Pens 'Who Would Have Dreamed: A Novel Of Miracles'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

'Who Would Have Dreamed: A Novel of Miracles': a beautiful and poignant glimpse into the unexpected consequences of a miracle that changed each woman who tried to understand its purpose in her life. 'Who Would Have Dreamed: A Novel of Miracles' is the creation of published author, Sharon Lee Foley, a woman of powerful faith and a love of writing. (more...)

Bruker Announces Acquisition of Nanoindenting Leader Hysitron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

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Australian Cabaret Star Michael Griffiths Brings COLE to Life at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 23, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Cole starring Michael Griffiths on Friday, February 3, at 3:00pm and 8:00pm. Winner of the Helpmann Award, the Australian equivalent of the Tony Award, Australian cabaret performer Michael Griffiths explores the colorful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter. It's a tale of hedonism, grave misfortune and a legacy that sparkles with wit and wisdom. Singer, pianist, actor, composer and musical arranger Michael Griffiths has been described by the West Australian as "one of the most consummate male cabaret performers in Australia at the moment." His popularity is far-reaching, receiving five star reviews and standing ovations wherever he performs. (more...)

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand This February
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Exploring the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption, Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, coming to Digital HD on February 7, 2017, and Blu-ray , DVD and On Demand on February 21, 2017 (more...)

American Library Association Announces 2017 Youth Media Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. (more...)

CHAMELEONS is Now Available on Amazon.com, Kindle and in Stores
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Chameleons, a newly released novel by Marcus A. Nannini. ChameleonsNovel@aol.com-PO Box 2800, Carefree, AZ 85377. Available at Amazon.com, including Kindle, and elsewhere now. Chameleons' approach to the 'date which will live in infamy' is from the seldom-seen perspective of an Imperial Japanese Navy midget submariner. The author sets forth a strong argument that members of the Imperial Japanese Navy succeeded in melding into the local Japanese population, never to be discovered. In focusing on who, perhaps, is the ultimate 'illegal alien' Marcus Nannini turns our attention to Lieutenant (junior grade) Masaharu Yokoyama. Yokoyama was the most qualified of the five midget submarine commanders who were sent to attack Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. He was charismatic, courageous, focused and lived by the words: 'Vision, Spirit, Patience and Honesty.' Nannini transports the reader from the image of sailors crawling for their lives over the hull of the capsizing U.S.S. Oklahoma, into modern day Oahu, and points in between with seamless transitions as The Life of Yokoyama is peeled open for inspection. Nannini uses no fewer than 16 images to bring to life the people and events depicted in this harrowing tale of courage in the face of nearly overwhelming odds. It is a story of courage, questioning moral certainty, duty, honor, and, above all, doing the right thing without regard to potential negative consequences. What they are saying: 'A well-written novel requires an author to master many skills. For me, the most important is to keep the reader so engrossed that he or she finds it hard to take a break. Based on this... Chameleons is such a story.' -Don Westenhaver, Southern California Writers Association. 'Overall, I thought it was a great story. I liked your transitions and use of flashbacks, as well as your approach for the presentation of Chameleons.' -John Bean, EBooks2Go. 'Chapter Fourteen (the Plank Bar) is the best chapter of any book I've ever read.' -David S. Mathias, Rebel Woodworking. Link to Amazon page: https://www.amazon.com/Chameleons-Actual-Events-Commander... ISBN: 0692814353 ISBN 13: 9780692814352 Library of Congress Control Number: 2016920544 (more...)

A LIGHT UNTO MY PATH is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

In Louise P. Williams' new book A Light Unto My Path ($18.99, paperback, 9781498495103; e-book, $, 9781498495110) readers will see that His way is the best choice for all who chose Him. A Light Unto My Path is about The Life of a single parent, who chooses the right path despite the obstacles stacked against her. The author shares with others what it's like to know God and commit to his leading, even after she strayed from Him. (more...)

Out of Box Produces Marsha Norman's Dark Classic 'NIGHT MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Kirk S. Campbell directs Leigh-Ann Campbell as Jessie and Carolyn S. Choe as the titular mother in Marsha Norman's Pulitzer and Susan Smith Blackburn prize-winning drama 'Night, Mother. Dark and enthralling, 'Night, Mother chronicles the last hour in The Life of a young woman who has decided that life is not worth living.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Brynn Bonne - The Top 10 Audition Song 'Dont's' for Teenage Actresses
by Guest Blogger: Brynn Bonne - Jan 23, 2017

I have been involved in theatre for a long time in many aspects. From being a performer, to doing tech to being an audition reader, I have heard, seen and participated in many auditions. Yes there are many overdone songs, and many posts about them too,  but there are many 'do nots' as well. Here are the top ten 'don'ts' for all you teenage actresses going on your next audition. (more...)


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BWW Interview: Cashelle Butler as Tanya in MAMMA MIA! on Tour
by Kathy Strain - Jan 23, 2017

MAMMA MIA has been entertaining audiences all over the world and has audiences on their feet singing and dancing to the inspiring music of ABBA. As the Farewell Tour winds down, Broadway World was able to catch up with Cashelle Butler who is playing the role or Tanya. She shares her joy in this exciting role and how she is enjoying The Life she always dreamed about. (more...)

Cathy Byrd Pens Memoir, THE BOY WHO KNEW TOO MUCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Byrd's memoir is a powerful and inspirational story about her young son's vivid recollections of being a baseball player in the 1920s and '30s. At the age of two, baseball prodigy Christian Haupt described historical facts about The Life of Lou Gehrig that he could not have possibly known at the time. Distraught by her son's uncanny revelations, Christian's mother, Cathy, embarked on a sacred journey of discovery that would shake her beliefs to the core and forever change her views on life and death. (more...)

Immersive STRANGE UNDOING OF PRUDENCIA HART Extends Again at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The McKittrick Hotel and The National Theatre of Scotland announced today that their critically acclaimed production of The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, a transporting, music-filled folk theater fable, created by writer David Greig and director Wils Wilson, has been extended once again by popular demand. Originally scheduled to close January 29, 2017, the production will now run through Sunday, March 26th at The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street). (more...)

Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Freeform Announces February Funday Weekend Long Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Are you holding out for a hero? Wait no more. Freeform's Funday weekend features a horde of heroes from beloved Disney movies, including the premiere of Disney's “Big Hero 6,” starting SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 and continuing through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/22/2017 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

AUTO BIO QUEEN is Back for Midsumma at Gasworks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Auto Bio Quen explores The Life story of Beni Lola through Cabaret performances from some of Melbourne's best including: Karen from Finance, Bumpa Love, Fipe Preuss of Nuholani Dance and of course Beni Lola. Inspired by Tod Solondz's Palindromes and Johnathan Caouette's Tarnation Auto Bio Queen blurs the lines between autobiography and art and brings to life the age old question from Mama Ru 'if you can't love yourself how in the hell you gonna love somebody else?' (more...)

Award-Winning Irish Play SCORCH Set to Heat Up Holden Street Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

Prime Cut Productions and Holden Street Theatres present Stacey Gregg's multi-award winning play SCORCH. The first Australian performances of Belfast playwright Stacey Gregg's challenging play Scorch will headline in The Studio at Holden Street Theatres (34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh) from 14 February until 19 March for the 2017 Adelaide Fringe. A tour-de-force, Scorch is an intimate solo performance by Amy McAllister, set in the confines of a circular space where audiences watch from all angles. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Interview with Randy Baker of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS
by Yuliani Supandji - Jan 21, 2017

BWW Interviews: Interview with Randy Baker of FORGOTTEN KINGDOMS (more...)

CUPID'S REVENGE and LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Lead Bad Quarto's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Bad Quarto Productions, a theatre company specializing in performing modern theatre using Shakespearean staging techniques, announces its 2017 season. The season includes Cupid's Revenge, a rarely performed play by John Fletcher and Francis Beaumont, the earliest printed version of Shakespeare's early comedy Love's Labour's Lost, and Anna Karenina Lives! A new musical play by Germaine Shames. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/21/2017
by - Jan 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/21/2017. (more...)

Jason Boreyko, SevenPoint2 Co-Founder and CEO, Announces All-New Cash...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

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Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, February 8, 2017
by - Jan 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, February 8, 2017! (more...)

Mark Delavan, Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson To Lead The Cast Of The York Theatre Company's MILK AND HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced American operatic bass-baritone Mark Delavan (Tosca), Broadway's Alix Korey (Fiddler on the Roof) and Anne Runolfsson (The Phantom of the Opera) will lead the cast of the 1961 musical Milk and Honey. (more...)

SAINT JOAN Screened Live to The Berry Theatre in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On Thursday 16th February National Theatre Live streams the Donmar Warehouse's Saint Joan straight to The Berry Theatre. (more...)

Cross-continental Project MAMA AFRICA: THE MUSICAL Coming to South Africa, UK and Nigeria
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

MAMA AFRICA: THE MUSICAL, the bio-musical about Miriam Makeba, will be staged at Artscape Theatre Centre this February, with tour dates booked for the United Kingdom in March and Nigeria in May. (more...)

Life Science Analytics Market Worth 24.73 Billion USD by 2021
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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Joshua Bell and Jennifer Koh to Return for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's 50th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation's premier orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, announces programming for its milestone 50th Anniversary season in 2017-18, which spotlights its virtuosic artists and builds upon the Orchestra's five decades of intimate and transformative musical programs. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY, WILLY WONKA and More Set for The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Broadway pizazz, hometown nostalgia, pure imagination, and parenting at its funniest - audiences can expect all this and more during The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Season. (more...)

Casting Announced For The World Premiere Of Paul Auster's CITY OF GLASS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vivienne Acheampong, Mark Edel-Hunt, Chris New and Jack Tarlton will star in the first stage adaptation of a Paul Auster novel in the UK, City of Glass, a brand new production by Tony Award-winning 59 Productions in a co-production with HOME, Manchester (4-18 March) and Lyric Hammersmith (20 April - 13 May). (more...)

Union County to Celebrate Black History Month with 'A BEAUTIFUL SYMPHONY OF BROTHERHOOD'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Union County celebrates Black History Month with a free performance honoring famed Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Union County Preforming Arts Center in Rahway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Carter Calvert and Sally Struthers in NC Theatre's ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2017

Emmy Award-winning actress, Sally Struthers, returns to the role of 'Louise Seger' in North Carolina Theatre's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Carter Calvert (Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) stars in the title role.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Threatened by Trump: BWW Looks at the Many Ways The National Endowment for the Arts Benefits Theater
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 20, 2017

While the agency obviously plays a significant role in the arts, BWW took a closer look at its extensive function in promoting theater in America. (more...)

Dancewave Spring Gala 2017 To Honor Camille A. Brown, Jody Gottfried Arnhold, And Velmanette Montgomery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Dancewave Gala, one of Brooklyn's premiere cultural fundraisers, brings together prominent individuals in the forefront of arts, education, politics, philanthropy, and business. (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

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