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BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a 'standing O' at the end of a particularly rousing, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number. That is, we had never seen it happen until opening night at the conclusion of the rousing and rollicking 'A Musical' that comes midway through Act One of Something Rotten!, the uproarious Broadway hit that made its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday evening. (more...)

La Monnaie to Open 2017-18 Season with PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

]Not only our favourite puppet cannot wait to come to life; we too are truly impatient for the new opera season 2017-18 to begin. September 5th will be a milestone in the recent history of La Monnaie. (more...)

BWW Review: 'FINDING NEVERLAND' is a Magical Journey at Hippodrome Theatre
by Daniel Collins - Jun 28, 2017

If you've seen the Johnny Depp 2004 film, 'Finding Neverland,' you're aware of the story of playwright J. M. Barrie and how his relationship with widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her four boys, George, Jack, Peter and Michael, inspired him to write the classic play, 'Peter Pan.' If you haven't, you can find the whole movie online, or just Google it like everything else these days. (more...)

BWW Review: LADY MACBETH at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Jun 28, 2017

Lady Macbeth is a highly charged, powerful, and atmospheric film. (more...)

Brass Tacks Ensemble presents Limited Engagement of THE MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Artistic Director James Ingagiola and Executive Director Isaac Ellis) is excited to present the second Shakespeare production of their 2017 season, a limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, running August 3 - 5 at the Kerrytown Concert House. (more...)

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE IN CONCERT Will Make You Believe in Magic
by Taylor Long - Jun 28, 2017

Has Harry Potter reached cult classic level yet? It certainly seemed to last night. Presented by the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts and Attila Glatz Concert Productions, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Justin Freer) was joined by the Women's Chorus from Amadeus Choir and the Elmer Iseler Singers to present HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE IN CONCERT. Performing to an adoring crowd of hardcore fans, the Sony Centre was buzzing with Potter-mania. (more...)

Native American Group Walks Out of Offensive THE FANTASTICKS in Wyoming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

A scene from a 1960 musical is causing outrage in 2017. The musical is The Fantasticks, and The Scene has to do with a dated and offensive portrayal of Native Americans. Earlier this month, a group of Native American high school students, taking part in a summer program aiming to welcome Native Americans to college life, walked out of the University of Wyoming production. (more...)

Alternative Rock Band Call of All Premiere Single & Lyric Video for 'War & Illusion'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Alternative Rock band Call of All premiered their single and lyric video for “War & Illusion” off of their debut album also titled 'War & Illusion' today  AlternativeNation.net. Call of All, reminiscent of iconic appeal and the nostalgia that the Rock arena and world once knew, is on The Scene loud and clear with their Debut Album 'War & Illusion' set to be released August 25th, 2017. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere Harrowing Documentary LOST TAPES: SON OF SAM, 7/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The ultimate in authentic storytelling, this series features no narration or recreations – just the story as captured by media reports and home videos at the time, including rarely-seen press coverage of the murders and interviews from people who knew Berkowitz. THE LOST TAPES: SON OF SAM premieres Sunday, July 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 27, 2017

Dana Moore, having appeared in twelve Broadway musicals, is the true embodiment of a 'Broadway Gypsy.' She's worked with some of Broadway's most influential choreographers including Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Twyla Tharp, and Graciela Daniele. Dana currently teaches musical theater dance in New York City at Marymount Manhattan College and Steps on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: Intricate and Compelling THE DIANA TAPES
by Andria Tieman - Jun 27, 2017

Diana, Princess of Wales remains a fascinating figure, despite the two decades that have gone by since her death. The relatively new play, THE DIANA TAPES, by James Clements takes an interesting approach to the princess, her motivations and involvement with the tabloid writer Andrew Morton, when he wrote Diana: In Her Owns Words in 1992.  Diana was typically portrayed as a beautifully fragile woman with a pure heart who was cuckolded and had a tremendous amount of difficulty in her life, but this play presents her as a canny manipulator using the press to control her own narrative, rather than allowing the royal family's media machine dictate what others think of her.  It's a complicated portrait of a public figure who everyone likely has an opinion about, but also an interesting look into the potential problems created for her friends and her biographer when she decides she wants to tell her own story. (more...)

BWW Review: Old Log Theatre's GHOST THE MUSICAL is Better than Broadway; the Smaller Cast and Fewer Magic Tricks Serve the Story Better
by Jill Schafer - Jun 27, 2017

Old Log Theatre's contribution to the summer blockbuster musical is GHOST THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1990 movie. It premiered on Broadway in 2012 and ran for only a few months, and when I saw the tour the following year I was not impressed. At the time I wrote, 'At its core, GHOST is a small intimate love story, but GHOST THE MUSICAL is a big splashy techno-heavy 'show,' in which the beauty of that story gets lost. The story would be better served with less tricks, a smaller cast, fewer showy songs, and a greater focus on what we really care about - the relationship between Molly and Sam.' I'm thrilled to report that Old Log has done just that. The score, which is quite good, the story, and the relationships between the characters are more the focus of the show, with lower tech effects that serve the story rather than drawing attention away from it. If you're looking for a satisfying summer musical experience, head out to Old Log Theatre, one of the oldest theaters in Minnesota, in lovely Excelsior on Lake Minnetonka. (more...)

ID's Hit Forensic Series THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD Returns for Season 2
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

They say that death is in the details, and coroner Graham Hetrick knows this to be true. In Investigation Discovery's THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, Hetrick shares the most compelling homicide cases from his 26 years as the Coroner of Dauphin County, Pa. (more...)

Damian 'Jr. Gong' Marley, Moses Sumney & Angus and Julia Stone on Sale This Friday at STG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following shows going on sale... (more...)

Nyjah Huston Wins 1st Place at the SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Monster Energy's Nyjah Huston took 1st place with a dominant performance against over 50 of the world's best street skateboarders at the SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona. In front of a high-energy crowd at Skate Agora BDN plaza and viewers in 92 countries watching via live stream on ETN, the 22-year-old from Huntington Beach, California, won the contest for the second time and secured a Golden Ticket to the SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship in September. What a way to start the season! The third international SLS Nike SB Pro Open in Barcelona had it all: Nine Club scores, newly minted SLS pros, and a head-to-head rivalry down to last attempts. (more...)

2017 Marin County Fair Invites Visitors to 'Let the Funshine In!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Marin County will celebrate the 2017 Marin County Fair Let The Funshine In! from June 30 to July 4, 2017.  The Marin County Fair: Let the Funshine In celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love emphasizing Marin's dedication to the things we value most in our community, Family, Art, Agriculture and the Environment. In 1967, the Summer of Love kicked-off with a two-day concert on Mt. Tamalpais called the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. Nearly 100,000 young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, turning the Bay Area into the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon known as the Summer of Love. During this transformative time, music, fashion, art and new ideas flourished and there was a feeling that everything was possible.   (more...)

Sigurd Wallsten Release New Single 'Optimistic Fool' from VOLCANO BURST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Instrumental rockers, Sigurd Wallsten, have released their new single, 'Optimistic Fool,' from their latest album, Volcano Burst. Listen to the new song below! (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET FRINGE 2017: CLUB GOTHAM: VILLAINS OF VAUDEVILLE at Nexus
by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2017

This show was dedicated to the late Adam West. (more...)

ProLyric was Released by Pixel Film Studios for FCPX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

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Prodigy to Be Honored by Frequent Collaborator Maurice Brown at Harlem Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Currently on The Mood Tour, Brown will return to New York for the Harlem Arts Festival on June 24th alongside Marc Cary and his Short Circuit. It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to announce that Prodigy of Mobb Deep, who was originally scheduled to perform at the festival with Brown, passed away on June 20th, 2017. (more...)

Award Winners of Florida Professional Theatres Association Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Florida Professional Theatres Association (FPTA) announced the recipients of its two annual awards at its 37th Annual Statewide Professional Theatre Auditions and Workshops hosted at Florida Studio Theatre in Sarasota, Fla. On May 21 at this annual event, The Richard G. Fallon Award for Excellence in Professional Theatre was presented to William "Bill" Hayes, producing artistic director of Palm Beach Dramaworks, a professional theatre company in downtown West Palm Beach. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars and More Coming Up Over July 4th at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 3-July 9, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars with Special Guest Vocalist Veronica Swift, Sean Harkness & Will Galison, Alemay Fernandez Featuring Shawn Letts, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - Jun 22, 2017

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE! (more...)

BWW Review: Au Revoir, Figaro, GUILTY as Charged from On Site Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 22, 2017

Well, three cheers for On Site Opera, for completing its trilogy of works based on Beaumarchais' 18th century 'Figaro' plays and digging deep into the repertoire to deliver some lesser known works. First, a BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA not by Rossini (theirs, by Giovanni Paisiello) and then a FIGARO not by Mozart (instead, Marcos Portugal). This week, the whip-smart company presented the American premiere, in partnership with the Darius Milhaud Society, of Milhaud's LA MERE COUPABLE (THE GUILTY MOTHER), based on the least known and, to some, the unknown, among the Beaumarchais plays. (more...)

New Season of PROJECT RUNWAY Among Lifetime's Summer Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lifetime has all your summer viewing needs covered with launches of a new dance docuseries SO SHARP, new family docuseries GROWING UP SUPERMODEL, and the newest in the Little Women Franchise, LITTLE WOMEN LA: COUPLES RETREAT. Marking Kyra Sedgwick's directorial debut movie, STORY OF A GIRL stars Kevin Bacon and Ryann Shane for a July Premiere. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE is a Swimming Success
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 21, 2017

If ever someone were to look up “classical ballet” in the dictionary, an image captured from Swan Lake would certainly accompany its definition, thanks to its timeless grace and poise. On Wednesday June 14, 2017, American Ballet Theatre more than lived up to Swan Lake's storied reputation, as the company danced with both precision and pixie dust to create lyrical beauty that echoed Tchaikovsky's magical score. (more...)

Innovations TV Series Airs June 24, 2017 on FOX Business
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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Gary Owen, Deon Cole and Tiffany Haddish, Now On Sale at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening of outrageous, contemporary stand-up with some of the funniest new performers on The Scene: BET star Gary Owen (House of Payne, Think Like a Man), Deon Cole (of ABC's Black-ish), Talent (KISS-FM's Morning Show) and Smokey Suarez (Paper Soldiers). (more...)

New Politics Share Video For Current Single 'One of Us'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

New Politics have shared the video for their current single, 'One Of Us,' which is now approaching top 10 at alternative radio. Tomorrow, the band kicks off a tour across the U.S. with 311, making stops in New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and more. A full list of dates is below. (more...)

fuboTV Reaches Agreement With CBS Corporation To Add Top Networks To Live Streaming TV Service
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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Glenn Morrow's CRY FOR HELP Celebrates with NYC Album Release Show, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

NPR Music today premiered a new song by Glenn Morrow's Cry for Help. The song, "Days to Come," may be heard on the eponymous Glenn Morrow's Cry for Help, out June 23, 2017 on Rhyme & Reason Records. The album is a winning amalgam of energetic guitar blues, mesmerizing Velvets-style rhythms and grooves, sardonic storytelling, and the sort of no-frills, straight-to-the-gut alternative rock that Hoboken, New Jersey is famous for.NPR's Songs We Love premiere and feature appears here: http://n.pr/2rdcXIA (more...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Fourth Season of VH1's LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

VH1's Monday night phenomenon 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' returns for a fourth season on Monday, July 24th at 8PM ET/PT. R&B superstar Keyshia Cole joins the cast alongside several newcomers and returning series veterans striving to claim their place as Hollywood's elite. (more...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager KATIE VEGLIO
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 20, 2017

What's a stage manager? What do they do? What's their job? Seriously. Perhaps no job in the theater is as hard to define as that of a production stage manager and it's that blend of mystery, fear and total dependence that makes actors, directors, crew members, producers - you name it! - hold a really great stage manager in total awe and to revile someone who is (how do you say it, without offending anyone?) less than stellar in their position? (more...)

New Music from CLMD ft. Jesper Jenset and Justine Skye Is Here
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

After quickly reaching over one million streams on this years already stamped summer hit from CLMD feat. Justine Skye & Jesper Jenset, the blockbuster music video to 'Never Wanna Lose You' is finally here. (more...)

BWW Review: CONFESIONES at Teatro Tercera Llamda
by Keith Waits - Jun 19, 2017

In most of her work, Josefina Lopez explores the hearts and minds of Hispanic women with vivid and bracing language that feels authentic; an honesty filtered through poetry. In her 1997 play Confesiones..., she draws compelling portraits of eight female characters who together might be said to chart a kind of multi-dimensional, fictional biography of what it means to be Chicana in modern American society. (more...)

BWW Review: Snaps! Cupcake Theater Stages Elle Woods' Adventure to Law School in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL!
by George Brietigam - Jun 19, 2017

The technical bloopers this show experienced would give Spiderman: Turn off the Dark a run for its money. While I still loved this production, I feel like it opened a week before it should have (more...)

F. Physical Drop 'Feel' on Yuga's Kaisen Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

F. Physical, a name well associated with house music is finally releasing on world renowned London based record label Kaisen Records with his brand new club track 'Feel'. (more...)

Atlantix Unleash 'Dangerous'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Up and coming duo Atlantix are ready to debut and share their sound to the world this summer. Whilst Rich and Dave, the faces behind the Atlantix moniker, reside miles away from each other - being in London and New York respectively - it doesn't stop them from connecting through their passion for music. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Etai Benson
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 16, 2017

Three charming and talented young men are all vying for the same beautiful girl... and none of them know it. Learn more about one of those men, Etai Benson plays Adam in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Ordway Center in Saint Paul through Sunday, June 18. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING, Edinburgh Playhouse
by Gregor Dickson - Jun 16, 2017

The stage adaptation of the iconic 1987 film embarks on a second UK tour, with a stand-out performance by Carlie Milner as Penny. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Present Its Annual Festival Of NEW SUMMER SHORTS
by Herbert Paine - Jun 16, 2017

At the end of every Season, the members of the creative collective known as Theatre Artists Studio put their muses to work and author, produce, direct, and act in a series of playlets. This year's installment of NEW SUMMER SHORTS, the company's 11th, includes a mix of eight 10-15 minute plays, each of which has something to satisfy one's theatrical palate. Some amusing, some inspiring, some provocative, some whimsical ~ all together, a satisfying potpourri. (more...)

London Based Three Piece Flawes Return with Brand New Single 'Forever'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

London via Yorkshire band FLAWES return with their first new recorded material since 2016's 'CTRL' and 'UNSPKN' EPs created a feverish buzz around the trio. 'Forever', released today (16th June) via Red Bull Records, is the first track from their upcoming EP, due for official release this Autumn. (more...)

RayRay Unleashes a Bass Driven 3-Track Masterpiece Called 'Reincarnation EP'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Debuting on Hotslice Records - RayRay hits The Scene with a massive Bass infused EP by the name of 'Reincarnation'. This three-track production holds a variety of sounds - beginning with 'Marijade' which is an energetic Trap banger which will get all Hip-Hop heads excited. Following, is 'Put it in The' featuring Dinpei. (more...)

Readers Respond: Petition For Chicago Theatres To Not Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy Weiss
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

A petition urging Chicago theater companies to stop inviting Weiss to productions was posted on Change.org on June 13th by the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition. As of this writing, the petition has received more than 3,000 signatures. (more...)

Discovery Announces 'Jawsome' Shark Programming for SHARK WEEK 2017
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

SHARK WEEK, television's longest-running and eagerly awaited summer TV event returns to Discovery Channel on Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 PM ET/PT and continues through Sunday, July 30. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Karrin Allyson, Cast Party and More Coming Up at Birdland This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2017 lineup, featuring The Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars, Alicia Olatuja, Karrin Allyson, Louis Hayes Quintet, Joe Alterman Trio, Nestor Torres, Melissa Errico, Mark Winkler, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SARASOTA IMPROV FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Sarasota Improv Festival is almost here and tickets are going fast! Three day passes are completely sold out but don't worry, single tickets are now on sale. However, don't wait too long as they are going quickly. Tickets to the headliner performances from BLANK! The Musical are $25. Single tickets to all other performances are $10. All festival tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 941-366-9000, or by going online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

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