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Green Day And Abramorama Team for Global Release of TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Green Day and Abramorama announced today the collaboration to distribute the upcoming film TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK to be released across the USA in tandem with Green Day's Revolution Radio World Tour (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 29th, 2017 - THE LITTLE FOXES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 29, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE LITTLE FOXES, featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, begins previews on Broadway tonight! (more...)

New Musical BOSTON|NEBRASKA To Have First Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Blake Allen, known for his innovative bridging of contemporary music and theater through composition, performance and advocacy, announces first AEA staged reading of Boston|Nebraska, based upon the literary work of Willa Cather, April 3 and 4 in Manhattan. (more...)

Celebrate Charles Mingus' 95th Birthday at Jazz Standard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

On Monday, April 24th, the Charles Mingus Institute and the Jazz Standard will join forces to celebrate The Life and work of one of the most important figures in twentieth century American music: accomplished composer and bassist, Charles Mingus. (more...)

Gate Theatre Announces Full Casting for World Premiere of ASSATA TAUGHT ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????Gate Theatre, Notting Hill today announces the full cast for its world premiere production of Assata Taught Me, the debut play by Kalungi Ssebandeke which tells the story of an imagined friendship between Assata Shakur, former Black Panther and the FBI's most wanted woman, and her pupil in Cuba. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Roz Ryan
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 29, 2017

Today's subject has been living her theatre life onstage and on screen for 40 years now. You might know Roz Ryan from the hit television show Amen, but for the past eighteen years she has been playing the keeper of the keys Matron “Mamma” Morton in the hit musical Chicago either on Broadway or on tour. She is the longest running actress ever to play the role since joining the show in 1999. You can see Roz in action here in DC when Chicago heats up the Kennedy Center from April 4th to the 16th. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz presents WOMEN IN JAZZ Thursday, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, continues its record breaking 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York City, with a special Women In Jazz program featuring the festive multi-dimensional music of Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band with clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, the innovative vocal stylings of Rene Marie plus International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner pianist Leonieke Scheuble, and, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise special guest. (more...)

BWW TV: T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke Duet on 'My Friend' from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Watch  T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke perform 'My Friend' in the recording studio below! (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works to Stage ACT ONE, Featuring Jane Kaczmarek, at UCLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

L.A. Theatre Works is set to record a stage adaptation of Moss Hart's 'Act One' for radio broadcast and online download, featuring Jane Kaczmarek as Aunt Kate. Performances run April 27-30 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. (more...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced complete details for Festival 2017, which will begin on June 3 and continues for three weeks through June 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New E! Docu-Series WHAT HAPPENS AT THE ABBEY
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

E! goes behind the bar and takes an inside look at the lives of the employees of the world-famous hot spot when its new docu-series WHAT HAPPENS AT THE ABBEY, premieres on Sunday, May 14th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Close-Up Shots from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by Roy Tan - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Scroll down for exclusive, close-up stills from the show! (more...)

Winter Film Awards Announces Winners of 2017 Indie Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Winter Film Awards, a New York City non-profit film organization, brought their 11-day Indie Film Festival to a rousing close on March 4, 2017 at a glittering Award Ceremony and Gala Red Carpet event at the beautiful Club 230Fifth with over 2000 attendees in New York City. (more...)

Utah Opera To Highlight Veterans' Journey With THE LONG WALK, 3/31, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

 On March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 PM “The Long Walk” will make its Western U.S. premiere at the Jeanné Wagner Theater in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. It is the story of one man's experience and based on the book “The Long Walk: A Story of War and The Life that Follows” by Brian Castner. (more...)

Freddie Jackson's New Album is Sending Out Love Signals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

For urban contemporary listeners and music critics alike; there is no doubt which R&B artists deserve a place among the greatest of all time. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Boston Playwrights' Theatre Continues Season with EVERY PIECE OF ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) brings its 2016-17 season to a close with Every Piece of Me by Mary Conroy. Running from April 20-30, this new family drama is directed by Zohar Fuller and co-produced with Boston University College of Fine Arts. (more...)

Resorts World Manila Celebrates The Ladies of Philippine Theater
by Jared Echevarria - Mar 27, 2017

As the world celebrates the 'World Theater Day' on March 27, one of the country's top theater groups, the Full House Theater Company, under the aegis of Resorts World Manila (RWM), honors some of our female thespians who have become part of the nation's long list of theater greats. This is closely aligned with RWM's overarching goal of supporting local talents. (more...)

BWW Review: LEGENDA BALADA BALADI at GRJS Bulungan
by Albertus Raynaldi - Mar 27, 2017

Legenda Balada Baladi opened up in GRJS Bulungan, Jakarta from the 24th to the 26th of March 2017. The musical tells a story about two young lovers, Jaka and Poet. Envious of the legends' stories such as Sangkuriang to Situ Bagendit, they set out to establish themselves as legends, and met the storyteller who made it happen, Anonym. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

AnthonyKen LLC will present their two hit biographical musicals MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL and AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN together for one weekend only at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) this May. (more...)

Lil Uzi Vert to Headline Spring Break Explosion Music Festival in Biloxi
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

On this tenth anniversary of the Mississippi Spring Break Weekend, Splash Life Booking LLC is announcing the 1st annual Spring Break Explosion music festival, to be held on Friday, April 7, 2017 at MGM Park. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Passionate RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Jackie Welch, Tamiko Robinson Steele and Lauren Frances Jones together onstage are like the royalty of Nashville theater: three formidable actresses who bring a wealth of experience to any role they play as individuals. Yet, collectively, the three women are more than mere forces of nature, they are nature itself, their remarkable talents combining to create a theatrical experience that will long be remembered, venerated and discussed among those people fortunate enough to see them in Nashville Repertory Theatre's stunning production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

Chris Jenkins Leads Park Theatre's TICK TICK BOOM, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Full casting has been announced for tick, tick… BOOM! at Park Theatre: the autobiographical rock musical detailing the journey that led to Jonathan Larson's big break and Broadway blockbuster, Rent. As Jon frets over his inert career as a composer in the prelude to his thirtieth birthday, the future Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner, accompanied by his friend and girlfriend, begin to question if it's time to move away from his theatre aspirations. (more...)

Creative Loafing's Multi-Faceted Performing Arts Fest Returns to Tampa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Creative Loafing's fourth annual Gasp!, presented by Tampa International Airport, is a performing arts event like no other - a kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret and more at the Tampa Museum of Art this Friday, March 31st, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets available at GaspTampa.com. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 27, 2017

In this episode: School of Rock's Jay Gill and Wagner Professor Alan Smith share their insights of being on the fronts lines with a Broadway ensemble member. Being a dresser is so much more than the wardrobe. Its about personality navigation, people-skills, knowing that connections go a long way, and that life and ensembles are best when they are a mix of people. Whether dealing with giraffe heads or ball gowns, cowboy boots or spike heels, at the end of the day, a simple thank you can be priceless. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Unwin's ALL OUR CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Full casting is announced for Stephen Unwin's, All Our Children, his gripping new play which probes one of the darkest episodes in recent history. (more...)

Dayton Ballet Celebrates Women Choreographers With THE FEMALE FACTOR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Dayton Ballet presents The Female Factor, the fourth ballet of the 2016–2017 Excite Season, now on stage through April 2 at the Victoria Theatre.  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Early Broadway Success on PBS' LATIN MUSIC USA
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Discover the fascinating musical fusions that propelled Latin music to the top of the US charts with LATIN MUSIC USA, coming back for audiences on Fridays, April 28th and May 5th at 9:00 P.M. ET (more...)

Fran Comesanas Releases 'Saint Peter's Gate'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

According to some Christian denominations, there is a gateway to heaven that is called the 'pearly gates'. In the popular culture, it is described as a set of large, white iron gates in the clouds guarded by Saint Peter. In the book 'Saint Peter's Gate: Path of Darkness' (published by Trafford Publishing), author Fran Comesanas provides a unique interpretation of a long standing image of what 'Saint Peter's Gate' is. (more...)

Jeremy C. Jones Shares 'Timeline: A Tale of Altered History'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

'Timeline: A Tale of Altered History': an adventure in the past that reveals the price of playing God. 'Timeline: A Tale of Altered History' is the creation of published author, Jeremy C. Jones, a former law enforcement veteran of over fifteen years who currently works in the field of occupational health and safety. An aspiring novelist, active in church and community, Jeremy resides in South Alabama with his wife, daughter, and various household pets. When he is not busy throwing chaos at his characters or creating worlds where history is being changed, he can be found spending time with family and friends. (more...)

Brian T. Reid, Sr. Pens 'Christmas Stories'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

'Christmas Stories': a compilation of short stories about Christmas. 'Christmas Stories' is the creation of published author Brian T. Reid, Sr., a native of Georgia whose life took him to Italy with the Army, college, and work as a photographer and announcer in television and radio. He is an avid storyteller and has been a member of the Wayside Presbyterian Church for fifty years. (more...)

Dan Quenneville Shares THE HEARTEST STORY FINALLY TOLD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Dan Quenneville knows that without God he would not be alive today. A survivor of molestation, abuse, and a murder plot against his life, Quenneville is a proponent in the power and strength of faith. Under the pen name 'Alter Pain,' Quenneville shares how he was able to endure some of life's most horrific experience using God's guidance in 'The Heartest Story Finally Told: Jesus's Glory Divinely Bold.' (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Presents Regional Premiere BLOOMSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. (more...)

Marco de la O Cast in Title Role of Univision Original Series EL CHAPO
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Univision and Story House Entertainment today announced that stage and screen actor Marco de la O (Tanto Amor) has been cast in the role of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzmán for the network's upcoming boundary-breaking series EL CHAPO. (more...)

Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 26, 2017

Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54. The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

American Direct Expands Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

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BWW REVIEW: A Farce For A New Age, THE HOMOSEXUALS OR 'FAGGOTS' Is Both Hilarious And Enlightening
by Jade Kops - Mar 25, 2017

Reviving a genre for a new era, Declan Greene's THE HOMOSEXUALS OR 'FAGGOTS' presents a farce where the taboo is less being caught in a compromising position but rather being caught with a compromising opinions. (more...)

FLYING, ALMOST HEAVEN, and More Lead Chenango River Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The greater Binghamton area's longest running Equity theatre will kickoff its 11th season with a world premiere production, followed by the regional premiere of a musical featuring the music of John Denver, plus a classic comedy and finally a compelling drama about a quintessential American family caught in an unexpected situation.  (more...)

BWW Review: MASTER CLASS at Brick Road Theatre
by Sarah Comley Caldwell - Mar 25, 2017

'Domination. Collaboration. Assets. Know your limitations.   Never move your hand, unless your heart follows it. Just listen.  Everything is in the music.'  I first read these words in the Terrence McNally play when I was a vocal performance major in college, experiencing a vocal master class weekly as part of my studies.   These words are now  ruminating through my mind since seeing the sublime and powerful production of Master Class at Brick Road Theatre Thursday evening.  (more...)

Briana Leigh Releases THE SIREN'S CALL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Briana Leigh, a poet, photographer, science-fiction enthusiast, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'The Siren's Call': a gripping and potent work of science-fiction that details The Life of a sisterhood of powerful sirens. The main character, Megan, finally feels as if she has found a home but her strength is put to the test against the dominant Lady Juliette. (more...)

Cynthia Revels Releases Sci-fi Adventure Novel 'Immersion'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

When Cynthia Revels was teaching a credit recovery class for students at risk of failing high school, she found out these students do not like to read what their teacher wanted them to read in literature class because they find it boring. That is when she decided to write a novel that they could easily relate to. Her book titled 'Immersion' (published by Archway Publishing) is about two sisters of extraterrestrial origin who must learn to work together to maintain the intergalactic balance between order and chaos. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Announces 2017-18 Season Three Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC announces its most ambitious and theatrically varied lineup to date with its 2017-18 season. Compelled to respond to changing and challenging times in our country, Season Three grapples with our current political climate, celebrating outspoken heroines (of fluid gender and sexuality) in two new musicals, while embracing documentary inspired reportage, sharp political and social satire, and stirring family drama.  (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come… (more...)

Bonetta Rose Releases 'Beyond and Back'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

'Beyond and Back': a true-life testimony of tragedy and the miraculous power of God to heal. 'Beyond and Back' is the creation of published author Bonetta Rose, a wife, mother and grandmother committed to sharing her many spiritual adventures which affirm God's grace in our lives. (more...)

Curator and On-Air Personality Savona Bailey-McClain Partners with Airbnb for Harlem Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Airbnb wants visitors to have immersive experiences when they stay in New York City, and Harlem is their No. 1 neighborhood for Airbnb guests. (more...)

BWW Blog: Kellie Williams - My Top Five Favorite Things About JULIE'S GREENROOM
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Mar 24, 2017

Julie Andrews' new Netflix series, Julie's Greenroom, premiered last Friday. I didn't expect to like it since it is geared toward younger audiences, but I ended up loving it! It features really catchy songs and many important lessons about all the different parts of the arts: from singing as a group and writing songs together to improv and even clowning. Here are five of my favorite things about the show:  (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces Chorus Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

West Palm Beach, FL - Chorus auditions for Palm Beach Opera's 2018 season will be held on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, 2017. (more...)

Radio Flyer's Short Film TAKING FLIGHT Receives Emmy Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chicago-based Radio Flyer is proud to announce its animated short film Taking Flight was nominated for a 2017 Daytime Emmy Award in two categories, Outstanding Special Class Animated Program and Outstanding Directing in an Animated Program. (more...)

Jessica Wu's BRASS HEART THE MUSICAL Gets Benefit Workshop Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Royal Family Production (RFP) will present a benefit workshop presentation of the new musical Brass Heart by RFP associate artistic director Jessica Wu. The musical will be directed by Chris Henry with choreography by Lorna Ventura and will take place on Sunday, April 2nd with a special pre-show cocktail reception ($250, reception begins at 5pm) and Monday, April 3rdat 12:30pm. Royal Family Performing Arts Space is located at 145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.RoyalFamilyProductions.org. (more...)

Mia Henry Releases A MOTHER'S SIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mia Henry tells a heartrending and intimate tale of family, love and tragedy in her debut publication. 'A Mother's Sin' (published by AuthorHouse), based on her personal life experiences, offers inspiration and healing to anyone going through tough times. (more...)

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