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'Cravings? Overweight? Blame the Brain,' Says Researcher and Author
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Comedian Lewis Black Set for Wharton Center This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Following the highly successful 2016 spring leg of his THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: The Naked Truth tour, LEWIS BLACK has extended his tour with a stop at Wharton Center on September 17! (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Comes to Wharton Center This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Following the highly successful 2016 spring leg of his THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: The Naked Truth tour, LEWIS BLACK has extended his tour with a stop at Wharton Center on September 17. (more...)

All-Female Cast Set for Black Toffee's Northern Tour of PARALLEL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

An all-female cast has been announced for a thought-provoking and innovative new play, which tours the North of England this Autumn, co-produced by Black Toffee and Harrogate Theatres. (more...)

CRITICS CHOICE: We Could Make Believe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 6, 2015

Halloween's all done in, there are still three weeks ahead before we officially give thanks, and Christmas - and all its accompanying frenzy and frivolity - is about seven weeks away! So what's there to do for all the theatrical types jonesing for a trip to make believe? Plenty! Theater companies all over middle Tennessee are showing off their best and brightest, with a number of eagerly anticipated shows opening this weekend and/or continuing from their earlier opening nights and next Tuesday there's a sparkling new Broadway musical swinging through Music City to entertain you… (more...)

Lewis Black Announces THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: THE NAKED TRUTH Tour; Tickets on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Following the highly successful 2015 fall leg of his The Rant is Due: Part Deux tour, tickets for Lewis Black's all new Fall 2015 THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: The Naked Truth tour go on sale Today, Nov. 6 at www.livenation.com. (more...)

Naked and NBA Champion Dwyane Wade Launch The Naked Truth Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

NEW YORK, NY - Naked Brand Group, Inc. (OTCQB: NAKD) ('Naked' or the 'Company'), an innovative inner fashion and lifestyle brand, today announces the launch of The Naked Truth marketing and advertising campaign featuring brand partner and NBA Champion Dwyane Wade. The Naked Truth campaign expresses the core brand philosophy of Naked, 'the freedom to be you,' by celebrating the character, experiences and life philosophy of accomplished individuals like Wade who will serve as 'Truth Tellers' and exemplify Naked's brand ideals of freedom and authenticity. (more...)

Maureen Nolan to Appear in FOOTLOOSE at King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

New cast announcement for worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical, which bursts back onto the stage in 2016, playing at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Monday 13 to Saturday 18 June 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

Maureen Nolan Joins FOOTLOOSE: THE MUSICAL - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Full casting is announced today for worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical, which will burst back onto the stage in 2016, touring the UK from January. Full tour schedule attached. (more...)

Lewis Black THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: THE NAKED TRUTH Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

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Lewis Black Announces THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: THE NAKED TRUTH Tour; Tickets on Sale 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Following the highly successful 2015 fall leg of his The Rant is Due: Part Deux tour, tickets for Lewis Black's all new Fall 2015 THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: The Naked Truth tour go on sale Friday, Nov. 6 at www.livenation.com. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Get Ahead of the Holiday Rush
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2015

Turkeys are on-sale at your local supermarket, so there's no better way to know Thanksgiving is just around the corner - yep, less than two weeks away! - which means that local theater companies will be unleashing their holiday season productions with enough productions of A Christmas Story (both the musical and the play), It's A Wonderful Life and Ebenezer Scrooge-led shows that you could shake a stick at! (more...)

All-Female Cast Set for Black Toffee's Northern Tour of PARALLEL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

An all-female cast has been announced for a thought-provoking and innovative new play, which tours the North of England this Autumn, co-produced by Black Toffee and Harrogate Theatres. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' OF MICE AND MEN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2015

In Of Mice and Men, writer John Steinbeck relates the tale of two lifelong friends whose hard-scrabble lives are played out against the backdrop of the Great Depression: two men whose bleak existence is made even more challenging by the cruel realities of the world at that time. Since its publication in 1937, Steinbeck's slim novella has inspired artists to offer different interpretations of the story - to varying degrees of success, to be certain - including numerous film versions, a Carlisle Floyd opera, ballets and stage productions, including a recent Broadway run and, closer to home, a production now onstage from Middle Tennessee's oldest community theater organization. (more...)

Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan to Star in FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Following an acclaimed 2016 UK Tour, worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 starring Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan, playing at the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 13 to Sat 17 June. (more...)

DATING WHILE BLACK Dramedy Comes to Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

She Gon' Learn - the Award Winning 'Dating While Black' solo play that was a surprise hit on the theatre festival circuit - makes its New Jersey debut at Merseles Studios, presented by Jersey City Theatre Center (JCTC) as part of its Disruption series. (more...)

Lewis Black to Bring New Rants to DPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following the highly successful 2016 leg of his THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: The Naked Truth TOUR, Lewis Black's 2017 THE RANT, WHITE & BLUE TOUR will stop at DPAC on Friday November 17, 2017. (more...)

Univision Underscores Expanded Reach & Influence with Diverse Audiences as Growth Driver for Advertisers at 2016 Upfront Presentation
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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Diversionary Theatre to Channel the '80s with DECADES OF DIVERSIONARY Event
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Celebrate the decade that birthed the third oldest LGBT theatre in the country and the resilience of our community. The event features a special concert performance of highlights from the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 3/27/2016
by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/27/2016 for San Antonio (more...)

Act IV Theatre Company Presents First Australian Production of THE NAKED TRUTH This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

Act IV Theatre Company - women who want to make theatre for women - are proud to present the hilarious British play The Naked Truth by Dave Simpson. Opening April 6 at Sydney's newest independent theatre venue - The Blood Moon Theatre at Kings Cross' World Bar - performances will raise money for women's cancer charities. (more...)

Fashion Guru Gok Wan Will Bare All This Autumn at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Gok Wan, the man who encouraged women and men to 'get naked' in his six season Channel 4 series How To Look Good Naked  is finally 'getting naked' himself with the announcement of a brand new stage show Gok Wan Naked & Baring All coming to The Epstein Theatre on Wednesday 15th November 2017.  (more...)

Med Ad News Announces Finalists for the 2017 Manny Awards and Names Dana Maiman, CEO/President of FCB Health, as Industry Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

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Full Casting Announced for FOOTLOOSE UK Tour and Limited West End Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Full casting is announced today for Footloose: The Musical, which returns next month following a smash-hit 2016 tour. Opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April, the tour will include a strictly limited West End season at The Peacock, playing for three weeks from Tuesday 12 September 2017.  (more...)

Tantrum Theater to Present TAMMY FAYE'S FINAL AUDITION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Tantrum Theater will present The Central Ohio premiere of Tammy Faye's Final Audition by 2016 Tantrum playwright in residence Merri Biechler. Opening in the Abbey Theater, Dublin Ohio July 8th at 8pm, all press are invited to the preview night performance July 7th at 8pm. (more...)

New Documentary from Fusion Explores Queer Life in China
by Movies News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

'Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,' former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared during a 2011 speech in Geneva. While the LGBTQ movement in the U.S. has great momentum, in places like China, those who advocate for gay rights and speak out can be harassed, intimidated and detained. Gatherings are banned, movies are censored and gay people are sometimes forced to undergo treatment to make them straight. (more...)

Fusion to Delve Into What It's Like to Be Undocumented on Campus in New Documentary
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

'The Naked Truth: Undocumented on Campus,' a new hour-long documentary narrated by actress Jackie Cruz ('Orange Is the New Black'), takes an unprecedented and intimate look at the challenges facing undocumented students in the United States. Watch a preview here. (more...)

Tantrum Theater Presents TAMMY FAYE'S FINAL AUDITION Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Tantrum Theater will present The Central Ohio premiere of Tammy Faye's Final Audition by 2016 Tantrum playwright in residence Merri Biechler. Opening in the Abbey Theater, Dublin Ohio tonight, July 8th at 8pm. (more...)

Tantrum Theater to Present TAMMY FAYE'S FINAL AUDITION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2016

Tantrum Theater will present The Central Ohio premiere of Tammy Faye's Final Audition by 2016 Tantrum playwright in residence Merri Biechler. Opening in the Abbey Theater, Dublin Ohio July 8th at 8pm, all press are invited to the preview night performance July 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/03/2016
by BWW - Jul 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/03/2016 for Columbus (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Set for Wharton Center This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Following the highly successful 2016 spring leg of his THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: The Naked Truth tour, LEWIS BLACK has extended his tour with a stop at Wharton Center on September 17! (more...)

Tantrum Theater to Present TAMMY FAYE'S FINAL AUDITION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Tantrum Theater will present The Central Ohio premiere of Tammy Faye's Final Audition by 2016 Tantrum playwright in residence Merri Biechler. Opening in the Abbey Theater, Dublin Ohio July 8th at 8pm, all press are invited to the preview night performance July 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

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MARY'S WEDDING to Run 1/28-2/21 at Malibu Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

"Mary's Wedding" premiers January 28 - February 21, 2016 at the Malibu Playhouse, officially launching their 2016 season under the helm of Jeremy Skidmore, world-renowned theater director and formerly Artistic Director of Theater Alliance in Washington, D.C.  Written by Stephen Massicotte and performed by Hallie Cooper and Mark Jude Sullivan, "MARY'S WEDDING," produced and directed by Skidmore, is a brilliant, romantic and historical dream play. When Mary and Charlie unexpectedly find one another sheltered in a barn during a thunderstorm, a tentative love is born. But the year is 1914, and their first flirtations ignite right as World War I begins to engulf the western world.  Nevertheless, their bond begins to fracture the hard rules of time as their story unfolds across vast prairies, on the decks of silently sailing war ships, and entwined with the chaotic trenches of Europe's no-man's land.  Mary's Wedding captures an extraordinary moment of innocence and courage with rare sensitivity and beauty. (more...)

Debra Messing to Join Abigail Breslin in ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

As previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby - today, Deadline has confirmed that the project has officially received a green light, with television star and stage alum Debra Messing coming on board. (more...)

WP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced WP Theater's 32nd Annual Gala, honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards. The gala will honor Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Debra Messing ('Will & Grace,' Outside Mullingar) and trailblazing media executive, President of BBC Worldwide North America, Ann M. Sarnoff. (more...)

VIDEO: Debra Messing Gushes on Starring in Upcoming DIRTY DANCING Reboot
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

As BWW previously reported, ABC is at work on adapting the hit 1987 film DIRTY DANCING into a three-hour musical broadcast starring Abigail Breslin as Baby and Debra Messing (SMASH) as Baby's mom, Marjorie Houseman. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of NEW COUNTRY Comes to Chicago's Den Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2016

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Mark Roberts returns home for the Midwest Premiere of The New York Times' Critics' Pick NEW COUNTRY at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The no-holds-barred show, described by Stage and Cinema as a '...hilarious, poignant, and at times heart-wrenching comedic drama,' previews tonight, February 20, 2016 and runs through May 14, 2016. (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Returning to Hershey Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Lewis Black's all new show The Emperor's New Clothes: The Naked Truth will include a stop at Hershey Theatre on Sunday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE to Cut Loose on 2017 UK Tour and in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Following a smash-hit 2016 tour which saw over 160,000 people cut loose across the UK, Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2017 when an International Tour launches from New Wimbledon Theatre on Friday 21 April. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of NEW COUNTRY Comes to Chicago's Den Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Mark Roberts returns home for the Midwest Premiere of The New York Times' Critics' Pick NEW COUNTRY at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The no-holds-barred show, described by Stage and Cinema as a '...hilarious, poignant, and at times heart-wrenching comedic drama,' previews February 20, 2016 and runs through May 14, 2016. (more...)

Lewis Black to Perform at Riverwalk Center Breckenridge in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Following the highly successful 2015 fall leg of his The Rant is Due: Part Deux tour, Lewis Black's all new THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: The Naked Truth tour is coming to the Riverwalk Center Friday, March 18th, 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Comes to Wharton Center This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Following the highly successful 2016 spring leg of his THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: The Naked Truth tour, LEWIS BLACK has extended his tour with a stop at Wharton Center on September 17. (more...)

Nathan Lane and Debra Messing to Lead Benefit Readings of Short Plays by Wesley Taylor This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Stage stars Tony winner Nathan Lane and Emmy winner Debra Messing -- an odd pair but a fun choice -- are teaming up for BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Act IV Theatre Company Presents First Australian Production of THE NAKED TRUTH This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Act IV Theatre Company - women who want to make theatre for women - are proud to present the hilarious British play The Naked Truth by Dave Simpson. Opening April 6 at Sydney's newest independent theatre venue - The Blood Moon Theatre at Kings Cross' World Bar - performances will raise money for women's cancer charities. (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Added to Fox Cities P.A.C. Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is excited to announce Live Nation's presentation of comedian Lewis Black in his The Emperor's New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour , coming to the Fox Cities P.A.C. Friday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Med Ad News Recognizes Healthcare Communications Excellence At 2017 Manny Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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Naked Labs Unveils World's First 3D Fitness Tracker
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

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Naked Labs Unveils World's First 3D Fitness Tracker
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

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BWW Review: THE NAKED TRUTH Gives You Heart and Body at Blood Moon Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Apr 10, 2016

On stage, a very promising triad of stripper poles to set the scene where we meet the camp and cavalier characters. The body confident Bev, a perfect fit for Melinda Ryan who drove every moment home, is finding her way toward a loving relationship. Trisha, enthusiastically played by Hayley Flowers, is finding her way toward a more loving relationship with herself. Faith is the blossoming virgin given every ounce of silly sweetness by Kaitlin DeLacy, while the crass Rita seeks an escape from her abusive home, played by Wendy Winkler. Rounding out the group is the older Sarah, who is revealed to be handling a relapse of breast cancer, Jeannie Gee giving the highlight performance of the piece as a complete natural. Shaping and narrating the action is their unconventional pole teacher Gabby. Together they attempt to raise funds in a pole performance for breast cancer research, and discover a lot about each other and themselves along the way. (more...)

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