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BWW Interview: All Bets Are Off! GUYS AND DOLLS Opens at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Sep 7, 2016

Take a gamble this weekend as Guys and Dolls, the classic Broadway musical comedy about gangsters, showgirls and mission workers comes to life on the Old Opera House stage. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will open on July 12, featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923-71), focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962-the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over. (more...)

BWW Interview: YOUNGER's Dan Amboyer Talks Returning to Hit Series in New Role (SPOILER ALERT!)
by Matt Smith - Sep 21, 2016

When TV Land's YOUNGER returns for its third season premiere on September 28th, fans will no doubt be clamoring around their TVs, eagerly awaiting the outcome of Liza's life (and love)-changing decision. As avid viewers can recall, she and her boss shared a kiss toward the end of last season's finale, before her younger ex-boyfriend showed up on her stoop, announcing his plan to take her back. But while we're all caught up in the struggle of choosing between #TeamJosh and #TeamCharles, we cannot forget the other key contributors to the hit sitcom's male roster: Thad and Chad — and the man who effortlessly brings them both to life: Dan Amboyer.  (more...)

[Press Release} Fox Theatre Offers Four Unique Shows for ALL Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Forgo the long lines at the airport and leave behind frantic Black Friday shopping. Instead, cap off your Thanksgiving festivities with family and friends by enjoying the world class entertainment presented by the Fox Theatre.  Guests will enjoy a diverse showcase and be amazed by surreal Cirque magic, serenaded by holiday melodies, thrilled by a retelling of a classic story, and of course, remember that no one can "put Baby in a corner."  (more...)

9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE Returns to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi and Buglisi Dance Theatre are honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for a sixth presentation of the transcendent  '9/11 Table of Silence,' a public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi.  The tribute will take place Sunday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding at 8:46 AM, The Moment When American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.  Buglisi was inspired to create the 9/11 Table of Silence by Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta's sculptural installation of 100 ceramic plates that represent a banquet table uniting humanity.   Given the unrelenting and tragic acts of terror and violence that continue in the world,  '9/11 Table of Silence' remains as relevant and timely today as when it was first performed six years ago at Lincoln Center.   (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, October 10, 2016
by - Oct 6, 2016

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, October 10, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Aptly Titled BEAUTIFUL - The Carole King Musical Charms OC
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 6, 2016

Even without eye-popping special effects, a gimmicky storyline, or those oft-used literary or cinematic source materials, some stage musicals just manage to entertain by sheer likability alone. A big warm hug of a show that's brimming with lots of surprisingly snappy wit and, arguably, some of the previous century's most melodious pop hits, BEAUTIFUL---the Broadway stage musical based on the life of treasured Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Carole King---is a show that certainly lives up to its title. This charming, swiftly-paced bio-musical's first national tour continues performances at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through October 16. (more...)

BWW Review: Sean O'Casey's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Becomes An Epic Tale Of History And Bloodshed
by Justin J Sacramone - Oct 5, 2016

Now celebrating its 90th anniversary, The Plough and the Stars has been given a reimagined revival by The Abbey Theatre, Ireland's National Theatre and is on tour at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA until October 9th. This Brechtian inspired production is as alien as it is fresh and reminds us of a plightful world outside of our current political climate. Parallels could easily be drawn from turn of the century Ireland to 2016 America, but that's not the story The Abbey Theatre or director Sean Holmes are interested in telling. Not everything on the American Stage needs a path back to us. The Abbey's approach is more vast and profound as evidenced in an early line 'There's no such thing as an Irishman, or an Englishman, or a German or a Turk; we're all only human bein's.' (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Zachary Levi and More Sign on for 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' Starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

New York City Center today announced additional casting for the concert performances of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Sunday in the Park with George, October 24 through 26. (more...)

BWW Review: METAMORPHOSES Was A History Of The String Quartet
by Barry Lenny - Oct 22, 2016

The string quartet is a particularly refined and structured musical ensemble. (more...)

Review Roundup - New PBS Documentary HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens ofLin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton - winner of 11 TONY AWARDS and the Pulitzer Prize - explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, tonight (more...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Heads to the Fabulous Fox for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, is a holiday mash-up for the entire family. Produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and co-commissioned by United Palace of Cultural Arts, The Hip Hop Nutcracker will kick off its second North American tour on November 17, spanning 23 cities including at stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New York
by Ashley Steves - Oct 13, 2016

Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album. Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring. Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra. Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Squeeze at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Oct 11, 2016

Squeeze comes to NJPAC on Oct. 13. (more...)

NBC to Give Behind-the-Scenes Look at AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR with New Digital Series
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

NBC Digital Entertainment, in partnership with AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR producer A. Smith & Co., is pulling back the curtain and giving fans an immersive behind-the-scenes experience with two digital series, “Crashing the Course” and “24/B4.” (more...)

BWW Review & Exclusive: 'Curtain Call' Takes Readers Backstage at London's Best Theatre with Glorious Photos, Interviews
by Matt Tamanini - May 30, 2016

In the new, epic book 'Curtain Call: A Year Backstage in London Theatre,' photographer Matt Humphrey and actor/director John Schwab take audiences behind the scenes of 60 of London's best shows in 2015, and uniquely and elegantly capture the electricity that makes live theatre so special. (more...)

Producer Jonah Hirsch Developing Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Jonah Hirsch, the producer from the acclaimed VR film 'First,' and filmmaker Danny Abrahms will build on the success of Hirsch's VR Wright Brothers film and are in production on a new virtual reality film entitled 'Anne,' announced Hirsch this week. (more...)

UPDATE: Tickets for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Starring Jake Gyllenhaal Now Sold Out
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tickets for the event went on sale at noon today, May 25th, and according to the event's official web site, they have now sold out! (more...)

President Obama Awards ASRS President Elect Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD, with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016


Performance Now to Present FOREVER PLAID at Lakewood Cultural Center, 6/10-26
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Performance Now presents 'Forever Plaid' June 10 - 26 at the Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway in Lakewood. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 - $35 and are available or online at or by calling 303-987-7845. (more...)

Polar Design and Expedient Partner to help STEM Center USA with the Shark Tank Effect
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016


Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

BWW Recap: Just One Man on THE GOOD WIFE
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Mar 28, 2016

I don't usually gasp. Then need to hit pause, so I can pour a wine and raise my glass at the TV screen. You'd think the episode title might have given it away, hey? “Unmanned”. Whatever. It's been a long time coming ... (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FLICK at Signature Theatre
by Heather Nadolny - Mar 20, 2016

Theatre and film nuts alike will be both entertained and affected by Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play THE FLICK, a work which shows high emotions and drama can happen even in the most mundane of places. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAUNCH PRIZE World Premiere at Bridge Rep
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 14, 2016

Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston presents the world premiere of local playwright MJ Halberstadt's THE LAUNCH PRIZE under the direction of Tiffany Nichole Greene. A quartet of visual arts graduate students anxiously awaits the announcement of the prize winner and their friendship is challenged by the competition. Over the course of eighty minutes, the foursome unleashes a virtual herd of elephants in the room as issues of race, gender, entitlement, and duplicity bubble up from deep wells of resentment. (more...)

BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels On Doing The Plays That Scare You
by Michael Dale - Mar 10, 2016

Not satisfied with the way he played the role Off-Broadway in 2007, the actor searches deeper into disturbing emotions. (more...)

BWW Interview: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Tony Nominee Mark Strong Can't Wait To Get Back To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jun 4, 2016

He won an Olivier Award for his performance in the Arthur Miller classic and now he's up for a Tony. (more...)

BWW Previews: C-R Kids Pushing The Limits On Youth Theatre With SPRING AWAKENING
by Gianluca Russo - Jun 3, 2016

Looking back, I owe so much to the theatrical opportunities presented to me in high school. Not only was my school's theatre program educational and entertaining, but it opened up a new door in my life and sparked my love for what now has started to become my career. Among these experiences was performing in a production of the beloved classic West Side Story with C-R Productions. Though only my first production with the group, I cherished every moment of working alongside these incredibly talented performers who made each rehearsal an amazing experience. (more...)

ANNIE, ELF & More Set for 2016-17 Fox Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Olympia Entertainment has announced an array of theatrical and musical experiences to headline the 2016-2017 Fox Theatre Series; featuring some of musical theater's most enduring titles, as well as an incredible holiday show lineup and award-winning productions making their Fox Theatre debut. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT at Little Radical Theatrics
by Kathryn Kitt - Jun 2, 2016

I had the pleasure of seeing'Rent' a few weeks ago, presented by the Little Radical Theatrics in Yonkers, NY.  This particular production commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Broadway production of Rent and truly demonstrated that the subject matter is as relevant today as it was in 1996. (more...)

FOOD HISTORY Explores Relationship Between people and Food
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Food History, a visually beautiful book that explains how the relationship between food and human beings has evolved throughout history, is currently live on Kickstarter and raising funds to bring the project to life. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse to Present FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, presents the return of one of the most successful musicals in playhouse's 66-year history, Forever Plaid, running from June 17 through July 3. This all-new production is directed and choreographed by Christine O'Grady, who choreographed Totem Pole's critically-acclaimed production, Shenandoah, last season and audience favorite, Godspell, the previous summer. Ms. O'Grady has cast four current students from the prestigious Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (CCM), Louis Griffin, Derek Kastner, Stavros Koumbaros, and Gabe Wrobel as the 'Four Plaids' - a four-part close harmony singing group in the tradition of the Four Freshman, the Four Lads, the Four Aces, and the Hi-Lo's. The show features over 20 hit songs from the 1950s including such classics as: "Three Coins in the Fountain," "Heart and Soul," "Moments to Remember," "Perfidia," and "Love is a Many Splendored Thing." The show, which is being produced by Theatre A Go-Go, Inc., is sponsored by Edward Jones and Richards Orthopaedic Center. Franklin County Visitors Bureau serves as the sponsor for the 2016 season. (more...)

Greg Hicks Returns to the Arcola Theatre in Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

An acclaimed new production of Leo Tolstoy's THE KREUTZER SONATA, adapted by Nancy Harris and starring RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks, will transfer to Arcola Theatre from Wednesday 6 to Saturday 23 July. Press night is Monday 11 July at 7.30pm. (more...)

Diane Arbus Exhibit to Feature More Than 100 Photographs of Most Influential Artists of the 20th Century at The Met Breuer, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

As part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will open on July 12, featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923-71), focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962-the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over. (more...)

Erin Cross Set to Sing Nancy Lamott at Don't Tell Mama on 8/5
by Louisa Brady - Jul 3, 2016

Erin Cross announces her return to Don't Tell Mama with the third, and pinnacle, concert of the ERIN CROSS Sings NANCY LAMOTT Concert Series, 'Inspirations'. (more...)

Doodle Jump Launches eSports League
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Lima Sky, the creator of Doodle Jump, today announced the impending launch of a competitive eSports league. The famed game developer also disclosed the selection of San Francisco-based Skillz as its official technology partner for the launch. The Skillz Tournament Management System will be used to organize, officiate and broadcast both player and brand-sponsored tournaments, along with multi-thousand person physical and virtual events. (more...)

Aurora Extends 'MASTER HAROLD' Once More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Critics and audiences agree: 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys are magnificent. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 4 performances of Athol Fugard's (Blood Knot, My Children! My Africa!) modern classic 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys to the previously announced 7 performance extension. Former San Jose Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Timothy Near helms 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys, featuring L. Peter Callender (Breakfast With Mugabe, The Soldier's Tale and Permanent Collection), Adrian Roberts (Breakfast With Mugabe), and Andrew Humann (Shotgun Players, San Francisco Playhouse, Berkeley Playhouse). 'MASTER HAROLD'... and the boys now plays through July 31st (added performances: Thursday, July 28, 8pm; Friday, July 29, 8pm; Saturday, July 30, 8pm; Sunday, July 31, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit (more...)

Buglisi's 9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE Returns to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Artistic Director, Jacqulyn Buglisi, and Buglisi Dance Theatre have been welcomed back by Lincoln Center for a sixth presentation of the transcendent  '9/11 Table of Silence,' a public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi in collaboration with Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta.   (more...)

Programme Announced for Dublin Theatre Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016


THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER to Bring Reimagined Classic to the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, the contemporary re-imagining of the magical ballet returns to the Fox Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre to Present TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Capping off the final main­stage show of Fells Point Corner Theatre's sizzling 2015­2016 Season (#FIREintheHOUSE) is a moving and deeply compelling drama by Donald Margulies. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and Director
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2016

Barrtlett Sher and Adam Guettel made their Broadway debuts with this complex romantic musical. (more...)

Patricia Gucci Pens Memoir, IN THE NAME OF GUCCI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

In the Name of Gucci: A Memoir, by Patricia Gucci (Crown Archetype: May 10) is the first book written by a direct descendant of Guccio Gucci—Patricia's grandfather and the company's founder.  It chronicles her life as the secret love child of Aldo Gucci and Bruna—the woman he fell in love with when she was just eighteen.  Woven throughout the book is the relationship between Aldo and Patricia Gucci, the first woman in the family to be elected to the Gucci board of directors and his sole universal heir. (more...)

Explosions in the Sky Announce Additional 'Wilderness World' Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Fresh off the release of the band's sixth album, The Wilderness, Explosions in the Sky confirm additional dates for their juggernaut headlining tour through Europe and North America. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Met's New ELEKTRA Has the Cast and Conductor--But Where's the Catharsis?
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 26, 2016

The Met's new production of Richard Strauss's ELEKTRA is something to behold, with Vincent Huguet recreating the original by the late Patrice Chereau from France's Aix-en-Provence Festival. Starring the glorious Nina Stemme in the title role--and backed by the stellar performances of Waltraud Meier as Klytamnestra, Adrianne Pieczonka as Chrysothemis and Eric Owens as Orest--this is a cast that would be hard to better. Add to it conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen's insightful, propulsive performance with the great Met orchestra. And, yet, there was…something missing: catharsis--no burst of rapture and the urge to jump up and applaud. (more...)

Happenstance Theater's BrouHaHa Set for Baltimore Theatre Project May 5-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

BrouHaHa: A state of social agitation when a minor incident gets out of control. Typically, it is marked by controversy and fuss that can seem, afterwards, irrational. (more...)

BWW Review: Fever Dream: STREETCAR at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 18, 2016

We in the audience are continually torn between cheering the gumption and the desire behind Blanche's lies and being appalled at the human cost the lies inflict, not least on the teller of them. (more...)

Explosions in the Sky Unveil Special Visual Collaboration Project 'Scenes From the Wilderness'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

On what is proving to be a whirlwind release day, Explosions in the Sky ardently unveil a surprise aural and visual art collaboration, Scenes from the Wilderness. (more...)

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