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2017 Up Next Gala Raises Over £1 Million To Fund Greater Access To The Arts For Children And Young People Across The Country
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The National Theatre last night hosted its biennial fundraising gala, Up Next, raising over a million pounds to support access to the arts for children and young people across the country. (more...)

Immersive Multimedia Experience DYNAMIC Alpine SEXUAL Comes to The Umbrella Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

THE UMBRELLA is pleased to announce the world premiere production of DYNAMIC ALPINE SEXUAL, in an exclusive limited engagement at The Umbrella Factory (200 Morgan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237). Created by and starring Jordan Sarah, performances begin Friday, March 31 and continue through Saturday, April 1. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

Ben Affleck & Pixar Filmmakers to Be Honored at AUTFEST Film Festival; Lineup Announced
by Movies News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

AutFest, the first film festival solely dedicated to an autistic audience and filmmakers, today announced its official program selections for its first annual film festival celebrating autism awareness “from spectrum to screen.” (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR CHUCK at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Mar 7, 2017

On Sunday, March 5th, I saw DEAR CHUCK, by Jonathan Dorf at the Winslow Homer Center for the Arts. It was quite an evening! (more...)

Jeff-Recommended BY THE BOG OF CATS Extends to 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Artistic Home Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra announced today that the company's production of By the Bog of Cats, by Marina Carr, will extend its run by an additional three weeks to meet The Overwhelming demand for seats. The Chicago Tribune's Kerry Reid said of it 'Mossman and his cast dig into the textures of Carr's script with gusto and sensitivity. Collins gives a bravura performance.' The Artistic Home's production, which opened to the press on February 13,  is directed by Jeff Award winner and ensemble member John Mossman. (more...)

WGN American to Present Special Episode of UNDERGROUND Featuring Harriet Tubman
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

WGN America announced today that the sixth installment of its gripping, hit series, UNDERGROUND, slated to air at a special time on Wednesday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, will in its entirety feature a solo performance by Aisha Hinds (more...)

'DISCORD', PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, FEEDING THE DRAGON Among Primary Stages' 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Primary Stages has announced its complete 2017/18 Season, which will kick off in Fall 2017 with THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD, written by Scott Carter ('Real Time with Bill Maher') and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced). (more...)

Vector Multi-Cook Oven Wins Kitchen Innovations (KI) Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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Laura Peterson Choreography Presents FAILURE, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Drawing from all-too-familiar experience dreaded by many, choreographer and visual artist Laura Peterson examines the eponymous FAILURE  in the context of both personal and national experience of America, circa 2017. The new installation/performance, showing June 29-July 1 at Judson Memorial Church (55 Washington Square South, Manhattan), takes Peterson's signature formal rigor and visual wizardry to the previously unexamined territory. Tickets are available on “pay what you can” basis and can be obtained online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/failure-by-laura-peterson-choreography-tickets-32996413160 or at the door. (more...)

ICMA-RC's Mobile App Recognized in DALBAR'S Mobile InSIGHT Report
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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BWW Review: KICKED IN THE SH*TTER, The Hope Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 24, 2017

Leon Fleming tackles mental issues, family, poverty, struggle, and hope in his new play Kicked in the Sh*tter. Her (Helen Budge) and Him (James Clay) - brother and sister with an unprivileged upbringing of poverty - show what it means to live in a constant state of instability caused by depression and anxiety, in a place where everyone seems to be against them. It is through their eyes that Fleming's audiences see the actual overwhelming despair that comes when everything becomes too much to handle, and the play becomes a relevant, valid depiction of mental illnesses told in sincerity and with a no-nonsense attitude. (more...)


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Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Immersive Show DYNAMIC ALPINE SEXUAL Headed to Umbrella Factory This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Umbrella has announced the world premiere production of DYNAMIC ALPINE S-XUAL (DAS), in an exclusive limited engagement at The Umbrella Factory (200 Morgan Avenue, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237). Created by and starring Jordan Sarah, performances begin Friday, March 31 and continue through Saturday, April 1. (more...)

Theater On The Edge Extends TAPE Through March 26th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The new and upcoming Theater On The Edge is extending its run of Stephen Belber's Tape through Sunday, March 26th. (more...)

BWW Review: RENWOMEN: WHAT MODERN RENAISSANCE WOMEN HAVE TO TEACH US ABOUT LIVING RICH, FULFILLING LIVES by Dale Griffiths Stamos & W. Scott Griffiths
by Maggie Yates - Mar 15, 2017

Stamos defines the modern RenWoman as a woman with the availability to master many crafts--“an adapt-or-perish breed.” With the ability to apply seemingly unrelated skills to new positions, RenWomen can thrive in a variety of situations. Creativity is a RenWoman's strength in what Stamos refers to as an “information-on-demand” society. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

2017 Walk For Kids Returns to Los Angeles, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Starting March 25, Southland communities and businesses are lacing up to support the annual 2017 Walk for Kids, which helps raise awareness and funds for the life-changing services and programs provided to critically ill children and their families by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC). Now celebrating 40 years of service, Southern California Ronald McDonald Houses keep families together by providing a 'home away from home' while their children undergo treatment at nearby hospitals and medical facilities. With a fundraising goal of $2.1 million, RMHCSC dedicates 100 percent of the money raised during the family-friendly 5k (3.1 miles) pledge event towards serving families in and throughout Southern California. Supporters are encouraged to register by starting or joining a team for $25 by visiting www.walkforkids.org. (more...)

Jewel Returns as Shannon Hughes for CONCRETE EVIDENCE: A FIXER UPPER MYSTERY
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Jewel stars in and serves as executive producer in CONCRETE EVIDENCE: A FIXER UPPER MYSTERY (wt), the second installment of the mystery movie franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries. (more...)

The 13th Annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Wraps Up a Year Unlike Any Other
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The 13th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival took place from January 16 to February 5, 2017, in venues across Vancouver. The 2017 PuSh Festival continued to offer Vancouver audiences the best live performing arts from around the world-with works by artists and companies from Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, and the U.S. More than 22,500 Vancouverites and visitors attended this year's PuSh Festival, taking in more than 200 performances and events over 21 days. (more...)

Opening a new Frontier: Duke Energy Renewables' 200-megawatt Oklahoma wind project delivering power
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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Sting Launches 57th & 9th World Tour to Rave Reviews
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Coming off of sold out concerts across North America and Europe, Sting's 57th & 9th World Tour, with special guests The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner, is taking the world by storm with stunningly rave reviews from fans and critics alike. (more...)

BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID Musically Encourages Everyone to Follow Their Dream
by Shari Barrett - Feb 28, 2017

FOREVER PLAID by Stuart Ross is a musical that lends itself to offering audiences a goofy, charming musical escape, and is considered one of the most popular and successful off-Broadway musicals in history. Having never before seen a production of it, I have always been curious why those who have either been in a production or seen the show are such outspoken fans of it. Those involved with the show speak of the 'brotherhood of Plaid' that exists between those who have performed or directed the show previously, with the understanding that if called upon at any time to take part in a production of the musical, it would be a crime to not jump in and make the show an audience favorite. So when I was invited to the current production at the International City Theatre in Long Beach, I jumped at the chance to see what all the fuss is about. (more...)

Fruits And Veggies Go Big With More Than 85 Celebrities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

FNV, a first of its kind national brand, has signed on major celebrities like Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Cam Newton, Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, and Victor Cruz as the brand continues to build a fresh and bold movement behind fruits and veggies. Of the $2 billion per year spent on advertising food & beverages to youth, less than one percent is spent on healthier foods. Now, celebrities are gracing billboards, infiltrating internet radio and dominating newsfeeds to give fruits and veggies some skin in the game. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/25-2/26/2017
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 26, 2017 - Sunday, February 26, 2017. (more...)

MetLiveArts Presents March Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

MetLiveArts presents the following programs for the month of March, including Modern Voices, Kannapolis, and more. (more...)

Times Square Presents MATTEO ZAMAGNI'S NATURE ABSTRACTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

 In partnership with Moving Image Art Fair & Gazelli Art House, Times Square Arts presents artist Matteo Zamagni's virtual reality film Nature Abstraction on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in March. (more...)

Ole Smoky Distillery & WGN America's Co-Branded Moonshine Is Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Ole Smoky Distillery and WGN America's Outsiders' co-branded product, Outsiders Farrell Shine, is now available for delivery through ReserveBar.com. Until recently, the limited edition flavor was only sold in select stores and in a handful of states. With The Overwhelming number of requests, Ole Smoky decided to increase its availability by featuring the product on ReserveBar. (more...)

ZOOT SUIT Extends for Third and Final Time at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Due to continued extraordinary ticket sales and resounding critical response, Center Theatre Group is announcing a third and final one-week extension for the run of Luis Valdez's "Zoot Suit' at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

BWW Review: San Diego Opera's FALSTAFF a Moveable Feast
by Erica Miner - Feb 20, 2017

Any audience member would have left completely satiated after the delectable antipasto-to-pasticceria buffet (more...)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival Kicks off 32nd Year with World Premiere of CHARGED
by Movies News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival kicked off its 32nd year with the World premiere of CHARGED. (more...)

Durham's Bartlett Theater to Present CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Bartlett Theater announces complete casting today for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by Lynn Nottage. Directed by Karen Dacons-Brock, CRUMBS begins performances on Friday, March 3rd. (more...)

Death Has A New Face In James Gant and Ken Christiansen Plays Manservant Fidele in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Producers have announced details of two planned cast changes in the European premiere production of the musical Death Takes A Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre. (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 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...)

The MLH Caravan Presents Lauryn Hill with Special Guest Coomon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company and MLH Caravan announced today that Common has been added as a special guest for the upcoming Ms. Lauryn Hill show at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 7:30PM. The concert lineup also includes special guests Little Simz of London, Jojo Abot of Ghana and Paul Beaubrun of Haiti. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: Immersive THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Feb 10, 2017

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME debuted in London in 2012 and went on to win a slew of awards as well as capture the respect of experts in set and lighting design for creating a world that perfectly captures the mind of a hyper-sensitive teen.  There is something so unique and magical about this production that the audience really feels like they are experiencing it, rather than merely viewing.  Compared to the traditional Broadway musical, this is a wholly different type of play that seems at the outset like it shouldn't work, but actually succeeds in surprising and touching ways. (more...)

Autism Speaks Benefit Light Up The Blues Will Postpone Its Annual Concert Until 2018
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

With Autism Awareness Month beginning, Los Angeles-based annual Autism Speaks benefit concert Light Up The Blues announces it will not be hosting an event this year (more...)

OSLO, JANE EYRE, and More Part of National Theatre's Newest Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

National Theatre has just announced its newest season line-up. Check out what's coming below! (more...)

Broadway's OSLO to Make UK Premiere at The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The National Theatre today (6 April 2017) announced the UK premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of OSLO, a gripping new play by J T Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher which is currently in previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Rev. Eric A. Stephens Releases 'The Sun Will Shine Again'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

'The Sun Will Shine Again': an inspiring and pensive story about one man's journey on the path that God set forth. 'The Sun Will Shine Again' is the creation of published author, Rev. Eric A. Stephens, Jamaica native who graduated from the United Theological college of the West Indies. (more...)

Ben Affleck & Pixar Filmmakers Honored by Ed Asner at Autfest Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Oscar®-winning actor Ben Affleck, Pixar filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, AutFest founder Matt Asner and several filmmakers were honored yesterday for their filmmaking contributions to autism awareness “from spectrum to screen” at the 1st Annual AutFest International Film Festival (April 22-23) in Orange, California. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

The Revolution Launches Prince Tribute Tour Starting in Paisley Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Revolution has gathered together to celebrate and pay tribute to their PRINCE. The band will set off on their first coast-to-coast foray in decades in response to The Overwhelming reaction of February's surprise announcement of their reunion. (more...)

TripAdvisor Reaches Half A Billion Reviews And Opinions And Counting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

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Milagro presents the Remount of SWIMMING WHILE DROWNING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Due to The Overwhelming popularity of Swimming While Drowning by Emilio Rodriguez and directed by Francisco Garcia, we are remounting this production with a simplified set for two nights only. This late night event is pay what you will. (more...)

World Premiere of THE ROSES IN JUNE Set for Plays & Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

The world premiere of The Roses in June, a new play written by Timothy M. Kolman, will make its debut in Philadelphia on June 14, 2017 and run through July 1, 2017 at Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA. (more...)

Mario Lopez, Sheryl Underwood to Host 44th Annual DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Announced today on the CBS Daytime program, The Talk, Mario Lopez, host and star of the Emmy-award winning syndicated entertainment news show, Extra, and Sheryl Underwood, one of the hosts of the Emmy-award winning, CBS Daytime program, The Talk, have been named as hosts of the 44th Annual DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Robert Hastie's Production of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for his inaugural production as Artistic Director - William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.  (more...)

Bess Wohl's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS To Launch National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Producer Eva Price is proud to announce that the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds, written by Bess Wohl and directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), will launch a national tour beginning this fall at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. (more...)

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