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Photo Flash: Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN Rounds Out ASC's Spring Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

The American Shakespeare Center's Spring Season production of ARMS AND THE MAN by George Bernard Shaw opened Friday, April 29, and runs through June 11 at the Blackfriars Playhouse, in Staunton, VA.  The production features Andrew Goldwasser as Captain Bluntschli, Zoe Speas as Raina Petkoff, and Josh Innerst as Sergius Saranoff. Check out the photos below! (more...)

SAGE by Hughes Now Works with Nest
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

EchoStar announced this week that its new SAGE by Hughes security and smart home system now works with the Nest Cam security camera, the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm. By working with Nest, SAGE can expand the lineup of options available to SAGE users and bring the intelligence and convenience of Nest products to the television—all from the comfort of the user's couch. (more...)

Ira Sachs LITTLE MEN to Open In Select Cities This August
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

Magnolia Pictures will release LITTLE MEN in select cities on August 5th, with a nationwide rollout to follow. (more...)

LIVING WITH THE LIGHTS ON and More Set for Actors Touring Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Actors Touring Company Artistic Director Ramin Gray and Executive Director Andrew Smaje have announced the company's largest ever programme of work for autumn/spring 2016/17, signalling its commitment to nationwide collaboration and international drama. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Stage THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY, 5/26-6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will continue its 2016 season with The Affections of May, running May 26th through June 4th on the mainstage in Flat Rock. (more...)

BWW Review: Strong Cast Inhabits THE COUNTRY HOUSE at Circuit Playhouse
by Caroline Sposto - May 5, 2016

Bucolic setting are wonderful . . . until it rains and everyone is wall-to-wall unpacking their baggage, airing their dirty laundry, calling each other on the carpet, and climbing the walls. At least that's what happens in THE COUNTRY HOUSE by Donald Marguiles. It's an explicit homage to Chekhov -- sort of an UNCLE VANYA and THE SEAGULL mashup. I wasn't knocked out by the script. The setup is simple, the plot predictable, the conflicts obvious. The actors have to bring a lot to this show to make is worth watching. Fortunately, Director, David Landis, had an exceptional cast.wisecracks into heated discussions simply to hear them sizzle. (more...)

TLC to Premiere Season 3 of MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, 6/8
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

In the all-new season of TLC's MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, premiering Wednesday, June 8, at 9/8c, Whitney's back with her usual hilarious and positive outlook on life, but when hidden secrets are revealed, and her family and friends call into question her actions, Whitney faces the challenge of a lifetime. (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Chance of a Lifetime: Singing with Kristin Chenoweth
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - May 27, 2016

Imagine: your childhood hero, the woman who coined one of your 8-year-old self's favorite songs, holding your hand in front of hundreds of people, the renowned Phoenix Symphony gushing in gorgeous melodies behind you. You are surrounded by your friends and classmates, and bowing in front of an ocean of applauding strangers. No, this is not a dream. This was very much reality. Last weekend I had the opportunity of performing backup vocals with fifteen of my classmates at Arizona State University, for Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE AFFECTIONS OF MAY at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Flat Rock Playhouse will continue its 2016 season with The Affections of May, running May 26th through June 4th on the mainstage in Flat Rock. Norm Foster's most widely produced romantic comedy, The Affections of May is a heartwarming play which centers on May Henning, the owner of a bed and breakfast in a small resort town. When her husband leaves her, she amusingly and adorably finds herself quite the center of attention and entangled in a hilarious romantic triangle. (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Debuts Trailer for Cameron Crowe's New Original Series ROADIES
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

SHOWTIME has debuted the new trailer for its highly-anticipated comedy ROADIES, the first original series from creator, executive producer, writer and director Cameron Crowe. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Showtime Releases New Trailer for ROADIES
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2016

SHOWTIME has debuted the new trailer for its highly-anticipated comedy ROADIES, the first original series from creator, executive producer, writer and director Cameron Crowe. With an ensemble cast headed by Luke Wilson (Old School, Enlightened) and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Carla Gugino (San Andreas), the one-hour music series will premiere on Sunday, June 26th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on air, on demand and over the internet.ROADIES gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of roadies who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way. The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music's unsung heroes and pays homage to the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band. (more...)

BWW Interview: Wendy Worthington is Madame Morrible in WICKED
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 26, 2016

The wildly popular show about the witches from Oz is returning to New Orleans for the third time in recent years to share the magic!  WICKED, a musical adaptation of the book by Gregory Maguire, tells the story of two young girls who meet at Shiz University, and go on an adventure that will lead them to become Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  If you grew up with THE WIZARD OF OZ, you're going to love WICKED.  Think of it as a behind the scenes look at everything that took place before Dorothy and her little dog too were dropped into the Emerald City. (more...)

Jamie Lynn Spears Set for New TLC Special WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT, 6/26
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

It's been nearly ten years since Jamie Lynn Spears was in the limelight, and for the first time ever, she and her family invite the world to hear her side of her story. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act One
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The (more...)

Ariana Grande, Christina Aguilera to Duet on Tonight's THE VOICE Finale!
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Ariana Grande and coach Christina Aguilera took to Twitter today to reveal that they will also be sharing the stage for a special duet performance. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Performs Powerful Rendition of 'I'm Here' on 'Colbert'
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Cynthia Erivo gave a powerful performance of 'I'm Here' from Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE on last night's LATE SHOW on CBS. The role marks the Tony nominee's Broadway debut. (more...)

Know Theatre Sets 19th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Know Theatre is ready to rekindle your sense of wonder in Season 19. Join us and explore the stories we tell ourselves and each other: stories that amuse, that enlighten, and that help us to make sense of the world around us. (more...)

Colson Baker (aka 'Machine Gun Kelly') Takes TV and Film by Storm
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Richard Colson Baker, also known as Machine Gun Kelly, announces his recurring role in the upcoming Showtime series “Roadies.” (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Under the Lights
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - May 23, 2016

Show teasers allow the opportunity to publicize a production as well as create anticipation for opening night! (more...)

Adele, Justin Bieber Among Winners of 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

The “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and TV host and international music sensation Ciara, was a must-watch night of show-stopping musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today's hottest artists. (more...)

Rooftop Films Adds LITTLE MEN and AUTHOR: THE JT LEROY STORY to 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Rooftop Films has added both Little Men and Author: The JT LeRoy Story to the 20th Annual Summer Series. The Rooftop Films Summer Series takes place from May 20th-August 20th in various locations across New York City. (more...)

Ariana Grande, Sia, Zayn & More to Perform on Season Finale of THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

NBC's two-time Emmy Award-winning music competition series “The Voice” wraps its 10th season on Tuesday, May 24 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) with a live star-studded blockbuster telecast featuring performances by Ariana Grande, Little Big Town, Blake Shelton, Sia and ZAYN. (more...)

Bedlam to Return to Cambridge with Two Versions of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present Bedlam performing their two version of TWELFTH NIGHT: TWELFTH NIGHT (or WHAT YOU WILL) and WHAT YOU WILL (or TWELFTH NIGHT). Both plays are the text of TWELFTH NIGHT written by William Shakespeare. (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Goes Great Guns at The Memphis Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - May 20, 2016

The Lights come up, jazz age gangsters rush the stage and fire at the backdrop with their machine guns, and the words BULLETS OVER BROADWAY appears in lights--a perfect intro for a madcap caper. Let the fun begin! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Rob Maitner
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Rob Maitner, who stars as 'Les' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

NOISES OFF & More Set for Everyman Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Everyman Theatre has announced its 2016-2017 season. Hot off its 25th anniversary season that garnered record breaking box office success and the largest annual attendance in company history, Everyman brings its aesthetic for quality storytelling which its audiences have grown to love to three exciting new plays this season- the hilarious and poignant Dot by Colman Domingo, Jen Silverman's hysterical play The Roommate, and for the first time in Everyman's history, the theatre is commissioning a re-imagining of Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa and Ellen Fitzhugh, new musical entitled Los Otros. (more...)

Freda Payne Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/3-4
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Freda's show at Catalina Jazz Club on June 3rd & 4th will include her R&B and Jazz material there are even some surprise guests vocalist to share the stage with her and you never know who will be in the audience attending, but last time it was her dear friend Quincy Jones. For Tix catalinajazzclub.com  or 323.466.2210. (more...)

BWW Review: Dance Sampled, IDFB, Birmingham Hippodrome, May 2016
by Emma Cann - May 19, 2016

International Dance Festival Birmingham has always strived to open up the world of dance to new and diverse audiences, and no show tackles this mission more directly than Dance: Sampled. Curated by Sadler's Wells, Dance: Sampled is designed to introduce different audiences to dance styles they might not usually have the chance to see, with a high quality mixed bill featuring artists from all over the world. (more...)

Knocki Will Turn Any Surface Smart
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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Provincetown Theater Playwrights' Lab Set for June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eight plays will be presented on each day of the Spring Playwrights Festival at the studio of WOMR Radio (494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA). (more...)

SEDC MOBILE WORKFORCE SYSTEM HELPS CUSTOMERS KEEP THE LIGHTS ON DURING STORM-SWEPT YEAR AT CAPE HATTERAS ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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BWW Interview: Mason Bates Seeks Adventure in Music
by Erica Miner - May 17, 2016

21st century Renaissance man Mason Bates continues his series of high-powered classical/electronica hybrid music events (more...)

Sundance Institute to Launch New 'FilmTwo' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Sundance Institute today announced a significant expansion of its signature artist development programs to include targeted support for second-time feature filmmakers, addressing a growing need in the field of independent storytelling, especially for women and filmmakers of color. The new FilmTwo Initiative, led by the Institute's renowned Feature Film Program, with generous support from Founding Partner NBCUniversal, will offer selected directors specialized creative and tactical guidance in navigating the unique challenges of making their second feature films. The Initiative's inaugural Fellows announced today participated in a Screenwriters Intensive in March and continue to receive customized creative and tactical support and participate in select FFP activities. (more...)

BWW Review: The Many Charms of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by Ellen Dostal - May 17, 2016

Lovers of the era of Busby Berkeley movie musicals are getting a double whammy of Golden Age goodness this month with a pair of musicals playing only two blocks from each other in Hollywood. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU is already running at the mid-sized Ricardo Montalban Theatre on Vine and, very shortly, 42ND STREET will open at the much larger Hollywood Pantages. Both are inescapably linked by their subject matter.   (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: CITY OF ANGELS Jazzes It Up at NextStop
by Keith Tittermary - May 16, 2016

The Broadway composer Cy Coleman is completely underrated. His range of musicals stretch from traditional musical (Little Me) to 60's pop (Sweet Charity) to comic operetta (On The Twentieth Century). His greatest triumph is the hard jazz / film noire musical City of Angels. On Saturday night, the DC area professional premier opened at NextStop Theatre in Herndon, Virginia. (more...)

BWW Review: Poetic and Powerful SILLAGE an Extraordinary Theatrical Experience
by David Fick - May 16, 2016

Penny Youngleson's new play accomplishes its enlightenment through a domestic scenario without ever becoming didactic or patronising; that it does so using a powerful, unique and pliable central metaphor makes SILLAGE all the more remarkable. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 13: Matt Armet on 2 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - May 16, 2016

Our previews are coming along very well. We've been continuing to rehearse, always in an effort to improve on what we've done before. Our houses keep getting bigger and everyone seems to love the show. (more...)

Nuance Extends Dragon TV with Nuance Mix
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NUAN) today announced that it is extending its Dragon TV solution with its Nuance Mix NLU developer platform, giving cable operators and TV manufacturers the ability to create customized conversational experiences for their TVs, remotes, set-top boxes, smart home companion apps and content services. Nuance will be demonstrating Dragon TV and Nuance Mix's ability to extend the smart TV experience into an Internet-of-Things driven connected home at 2016 INTX and at the INTX Imagine Park on May 18th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mainstage Irving Las Colinas' THE GREAT GATSBY, Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas continues its 2015-16 Light The Lights! season with Simon Levy's all-new adaptation based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, THE GREAT GATSBY. The production will open on May 13 and run through the 28 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets range from $19-28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT)'s Executive Artistic Director Raymond Bobgan announces the 2016-2017 season, which delivers on CPT's mission of raising consciousness and nurturing compassion through theatre that is daring, relevant and socially-conscious. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Back To School In a Harnick and Bock Way
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - May 13, 2016

'God, Ben. We get it, we get it. Arts in school blah blah blah.' I know, I know, but I have to piggyback on last week and tell you about what I got to witness this week. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: How Brave! New Comedy Sketch on Meeting a Friend at the Stage Door
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2016

Trey Gerrald (Orange is the New Black, 4th Man Out) has just unveiled a new sketch about the awkwardness of stage-dooring a friend's show. (more...)

BWW Review: Christina Bianco Featured In THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

Roger Bean's salute to girl-group pop of the 50s and 60s returns to Off-Broadway (more...)

BWW Review: Real Housewives of Sneden's Landing: RUMORS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

Neil Simon's Rumors - one of the most popular stage farces of the late 20th century - is given its due with the fourth production at Nashville's iconic and I daresay historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. Directed with panache by stage veteran Lydia Bushfield (who, herself, has starred in one of the four productions of Rumors at Chaffin's Barn over the past quarter-century), Simon's broadly drawn characters are brought vividly to life by a cast of capable and very funny actors who know how to land a line, deliver a rejoinder and, when called upon, play the straight man to help a fellow actor out when it comes time for him to shine. (more...)

Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Receives Fellowship Initiative Grant from New York Choreographic Institute
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Nashville Ballet has been awarded a Fellowship Initiative grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, to support the development of new choreography in a studio setting. The choreographer will be Christopher Stuart. (more...)

Nashville Ballet's Christopher Stuart Wins NYCI Grant
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

Nashville Ballet and company principal/choreographer Christopher Stuart have been awarded a Fellowship Initiative grant from the New York Choreographic Institute, an affiliate of New York City Ballet, to support the development of new choreography in a studio setting. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Project to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Provincetown Theater Community Project presents THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde, running May 18 - June 5, 2016. (more...)

Winthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the beloved musical Gypsy, opening June 18 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy has been hailed as one of the greatest musicals ever written by The New York Times. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - A Little Bit of Spilled Paint
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - Apr 27, 2016

It was Monday afternoon, and the dismissal bell had just rung. I tried to clear my head as I said goodbye to my friends who were going home to nap and study for the impending math final. But, my mind wasn't preoccupied with derivatives or integrals. Rather, it had shifted gears completely from student to director. As I walked into rehearsal, my brain was fully focused on the PAINT that was SPILLED ALL OVER THE STAGE AND THE FLOOR.  (more...)

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