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'Integrate The Shadow, Master Your Path' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

'The unconscious mind is not only the key to connecting with a higher self, it also holds all the power you need to accomplish whatever you want to achieve in life,' says author and accredited health psychologist Matthew B. James, MA, PhD. 'Too often our conscious desires and goals seem to be at cross-purposes with our unconscious urges and reactions.' (more...)

Patrick Marber's Critically Acclaimed Production Of Tom Stoppard's Travesties Transfers To The West End Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Patrick Marber's critically acclaimed production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties transfers to the West End in 2017 for a limited run at the Apollo Theatre - with over 100 tickets at each performance at just £20. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony Releases All-Debussy Album, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release an all-Debussy album featuring three works that illustrate the French composer's mastery of orchestration including Images pour orchestre, Jeux, and La plus que lente, on the Orchestra's Grammy Award-winning SFS Media label on Today, October 28, 2016. The recording will be available for pre-order on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/Debussy on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. This recording is presented by SFS Media in premium audio hybrid SACD as well as studio master-quality download. (more...)

McDaniel College Presents Iconic Rock Musical HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

McDaniel College presents the iconic rock musical 'Hair' performed by McDaniel theatre arts students. Performances are Wednesday, Nov. 16-Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note: The show contains mature language, sexual content, simulated drug use and brief nudity.) (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of UofSC Theatre's COSI at Longstreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present Louis Nowra's hit Australian comedy, Cosi, November 11-19 at Longstreet Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

Logicalis Global Survey: Digital Brings Fresh Challenges for Three-Fourths of CIOs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

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Award-winning THE HEROIN DIARIES at Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

THE HEROIN DIARIES, an award-winning hour-long drama written by Milton Schorr, will play the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this November. The winner of the 2016 Imbewu Scribe Playwriting Competition, THE HEROIN DIARIES is directed by Fred Abrahamse and stars Schorr himself, along with Melissa Haiden. (more...)

Cast Complete for Joe Gulla's GARBO Reading at The Dramatists Guild
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for a private staged reading of Joe Gulla's 'GARBO'. Directed by Brian Rardin, the staged reading will be performed on October 21. This reading will be part of the Today Night Footlights Series held in the Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild. (more...)

Wilbury Group Announces World Premiere of Erik Ehn's 10,000 THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly announces the world premiere of ?10,000 Things, a new work by acclaimed playwright Erik Ehn, October 20-30 2016. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed BU21 Transfers to Trafalgar Studios in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Every night on the news there's literally always some sort of massively catastrophic end-of-the-world shit going down… And I always wonder 'how would I cope, if that happened to me?' (more...)

BWW Review: Theater RED's Enthralling BONNY ANNE BONNY Rules the High Seas in World Premiere
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 9, 2016

In an on-stage adventure that will thrill any secret buccaneer, Theater RED world premieres Bonny Anne Bonny in collaboration with the Department of Theatre at Milwaukee's Wisconsin Lutheran College's (WLC). Set in the WLC Performing Arts Center's Raabe Theatre, WLC students along with Director Christopher Elst steer Liz Shipe's swashbuckling tale into one very enthralling version of 18th century Irish pirate Anne Bonny's life. Theater RED's world premiere production takes the audience's breath away when the cast ascends swaying ladders, swings on ropes across the stage and flashes their sword play while these men and women 'pirates' cast about for a new ship to find plundered treasures. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

New Writing Week at The New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New Theatre's New Writing Week is back this week! Featuring new playreadings from exceptional new Irish writers including JJ Caine, Seamus Lucason, Sorcha Hegarty, Ciara Elizabeth Smyth, Nadine Flynn and Emily Gilmore Murphy. (more...)

New Bard on Board- Adam Pascal Joins SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning tonight, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

Two Time Tony Award Winner Michael Blakemore to Direct the UK Premiere of THE LIFE Starring Sharon D. Clarke & Cornell S. John
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Arriving in the UK for the first time, hit musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director Michael Blakemore. (more...)

Fans Decide Where Freeform Will Host Sneak-Peek Screening of Season 2 Premiere of SHADOWHUNTERS and Upcoming Series BEYOND
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Freeform announced today fans can vote to bring a special screening of the season two premiere of the hit series “Shadowhunters” and the first episode of new original series “Beyond” to their hometown this December. Cast members from both series will be in attendance at the screening.  (more...)

Mainstage Theatre Company to Present Cult Hit RENT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

RENT comes to Toronto in this epic rock musical that inspired a generation. (more...)

Denver, Colorado is Winner of Special Sneak Peek Screening of Hit Series SHADOWHUNTERS
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The fans have spoken: Denver, Colorado, is the winner of a special sneak-peek screening of the season two premiere of hit series SHADOWHUNTERS and the premiere episode of new original series “Beyond” on Saturday, December 10. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, November 19, 2016
by - Nov 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, November 19, 2016! (more...)

32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

1950's Hell's Kitchen Brought to Life in Novel Theatrical Experience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

NINE actors, 46 characters and one boys' fight all add up to The Actors' Hub's latest show at the Subiaco Arts Centre. (more...)

New Revised 2nd Edition Hardback of G.W. Mullins's 'Jason And Alexander A Gay Paranormal Romance Story' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Alexander died over sixty years earlier, he has wandered around a local cemetery trying to seek the answer to his death and why he is still an earthbound spirit. When Alexander sees Jason, he finds more than a form of communication but a chance to live a life robbed of him. Jason and Alexander form an unexpected friendship, one which transcends death and forms a bond of love. But can they prove that true love never dies? When Alexander is faced with going into the light he refuses in an attempt to stay with Jason. It is in the light he learns of The Shadow people and how they are a force of evil who try to force spirits to cross over. He sees several of them when he pulls free from the light. Each one he sees will now come for him in the form of a person who has just died. They will stop at nothing until the reclaim the spirit force they think is theirs. This story is the first in a series of Paranormal Fantasy/Gay Romance that kicks off an epic trilogy of love, life and a fight to survive. For further information, on the writing visit G.W. Mullins' web site at http://gwmullins.wix.com/officialsite. Books from G.W. Mullins are available from retailers worldwide such as Amazon.com, Kobo, Google Play Book Store, Books-A-Million, Barnes and Noble and many others. G.W. Mullins is a Native American of Cherokee descent. He has been a published author for several years. His work has been based mainly on Native American Folklore and paranormal fiction stories. (more...)

THE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2016-17 Season, featuring a modern Irish classic, a Midwest premiere and a new staged reading festival of the works of emerging Irish playwrights. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/18; SPAMALOT in Raleigh, Darren Criss in Costa Mesa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 18, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Raleigh, Costa Mesa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include an interview with Chita Rivera, SPAMALOT in North Carolina, and Darren Criss in Costa Mesa, just to name a few. (more...)

Class Act Books Announces November Titles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

This month Class Act Books presents the first entry in a new Science Fiction/Space Opera series and the sixth novel in a continuing series. 'The Story of a Peace-Loving Man' by Toni V. Sweeney, is the first title in the new Adventures of Sinbad series which begins this month. The initial story, asking the question 'How are Conscientious Objectors treated 300 years in the future?' deals with the story of Allan McAllister, a Paxist or Peace-Lover, and what happens when he protests the Earth's involvement in its first intergalactic war. The series, comprising eight novels, will be released monthly by Class Act Books. Covers will be designed by veteran artist, James Robinson. Ms. Sweeney is a long-standing Class Act Books author, having been first published by the company in 2010. She currently has twenty-eight novels under the Class Act Books logo, including several sequels and a trilogy. She was recently named a professional reader by Netgalley, and when not writing, reviews novels for the New York Journal of Books Online and the Paranormal Romance Guild. Last year, her novel 'NEBRASKA: Walk The Shadow Trail' placed second in the Top Ten Best General Novels of 2015 by the Annual Preditors & Editors Readers Poll. She was also voted one of the Top Ten Authors of 2015 by the same poll. She has also been recognized by the Maryland Romance Writers, and the National Writers Association. The Past Returns is Linda J. Burson's sixth venture in the best-selling Marcy series of romantic suspense novels. A former book editor, Ms. Burson is a Class Act Books debut author, having signed with the company late last year. Her novel, 'Rage,' first in the Marcy series, was voted third in the Top Ten Thrillers of 2015 by the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll for that year. Class Act Books came under new ownership in mid-2013 and is now celebrating its third year as a publisher of all fiction genres. It proudly includes many award-winning authors and prize-winning titles in its lists. (more...)

Rob McClure, Adam Pascal and Josh Grisetti Will Tour the Country with SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Producer Kevin McCollum  just announced casting for the National Tour of Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony-Award nominated smash hit musical comedy. Three of the current Broadway principals will be reprising their roles on tour: Rob McClure as Nick Bottom, Adam Pascal as Shakespeare and Josh Grisetti as Nigel Bottom. (more...)

BWW Review: LOST GIRL Shines at UT Theatre And Dance
by Joni Lorraine - Nov 17, 2016

"Neverland was an awfully long time ago…" In Kimberly Belflower's LOST GIRL, Wendy Darling takes center stage to give us her story of growing up and living in The Shadow of the eternally youthful Peter Pan. (more...)

Critics' Choice Awards Rescind Nomination for Mandy Patinkin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Showbiz411.com has reported that a previously announced Critics Choice Award nomination for 'Homeland' star and Broadway legend, Mandy Patinkin, has been rescinded. Citing a discrepancy with the show's finale date, the Critics' Choice committee was forced to rescind its nomination for the star, instead awarding the nomination slot to Better Call Saul's, Michael McKean. (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew Hirshfield Returns to Bay Area for LION KING
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 16, 2016

Drew Hirshfield spoke with BroadwayWorld San Francisco about playing Zazu in the national tour of Disney's 'The Lion King.' Hirshfield is originally from the Bay Area and even participated as an actor in ACT's annual 'A Christmas Carol' back in 2006. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Broadway Vets Star in THE LOST BOY Reading, Helmed by Hunter Foster
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Broadway's Matt Doyle, Joyce Van Patten, Patrick Breen, Jennifer Cody, Elizabeth Morton, James Lecesne and Sheffield Chastain appeared in a industry reading of Ron Palillo's play, The Lost Boy, at Martian Entertainment yesterday, November 14th. Tony Award Nominee Hunter Foster (Urinetown, Little Shop of Horrors) directed. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look at the event below! (more...)

BWW Review: The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Taut MOTHERS AND SONS
by Chris Gibson - Nov 15, 2016

Few playwrights tackle the subject of HIV/AIDS like Terrence McNally. Watching a generation wither away before his eyes has led him to explore the impact it has had in a number of works. One is ANDRE'S MOTHER, a short play which he was asked to expand. But, McNally opted to continue the story into the present day, and that choice acts to remind us that those left behind still suffer the pain of having lost a loved one, no matter how much time has passed, or how much things have changed medically and culturally. The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis opens their Studio Theatre season with an intimate and moving production of MOTHERS AND SONS, and it's driven by an exceptional cast and thoughtfully conceived direction. (more...)

AMC & BBC Worldwide Team for New Scripted Original Drama Series MCMAFIA, Starring James Norton
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

AMC and BBC Worldwide North America announced today a new co-production deal for MCMAFIA, an epic drama series set in the international world of organized crime starring James Norton (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre's THE AMISH PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Interrobang Theatre Project, in association with The Athenaeum Theatre, presents the Jessica Dickey's gripping drama THE AMISH PROJECT, directed by David Connelly, featuring ensemble member Sarah Gise* in a powerful solo performance. THE AMISH PROJECT will play a limited engagement now through December 4, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 1), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Gise in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: FLOOD Teaches a Valuable Lesson at Old 505 Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Nov 12, 2016

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Photo Flash: What Dreams May Co. in Partnership with Queens Shakespeare Presents KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

After another amazing season, with amazing work onstage, with amazing audiences, who were in turn….amazed in 2015, What Dreams May Co in partnership with Queens Shakespeare Inc. again turns the microscope onto two of literature's most famous characters, who on the surface appear to be complete opposites. One a certain boy who will never grow up, the other one of Shakespeare's kings who has grown quite old. Yet they both seem to suffer a clear case of "Peter Pan Syndrome"; flying about from place to place, and oblivious to the destruction they leave in their wake. Following up our successful run of The Terrible Tragedy of Peter Pan, What Dreams May Co is pleased to present William Shakespeare's King Lear. (more...)

Smash Hit BAD JEWS Returns For Limited Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

After a sold-out season in Cape Town and Johannesburg, the Fugard Theatre's South African production of Joshua Harmon's West End smash hit BAD JEWS, will return for a limited season from 13 December.  (more...)

HBO to Present EVERY BRILLIANT THING, Based on Hit off-Broadway Show
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Coming into the holiday season, when many reflect on what they are most grateful for, EVERY BRILLIANT THING strikes a delicate balance between sobering loss and cathartic laughter. (more...)

Tickets on sale NOW for all 2016-2017 Broadway in Cincinnati Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Tickets are now available for purchase for all remaining shows of Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati's 16/17 Season presented by TriHealth at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS.  (more...)

Books-A-Million to Present "Lucky Bastard" Book Signing With Author Joe Buck, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Books-A-Million will present a special author event with Joe Buck, FOX sportscaster and lead voice behind the year's biggest games - the World Series and the upcoming Super Bowl - on Wednesday, November 23 at 3 p.m. to celebrate the launch of his debut memoir, 'Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV.' The event will take place at the AMC Grapevine Mills 30, located at 3150 Grapevine Mills Parkway, and will include a book signing and Q&A session. (more...)

WHAT to Present Reading of THE SHADOW CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

In Myra Slotnick's new play The Shadow Child, an ever-present darkness permeates a family in 1960s Brooklyn until a young boy enters their lives, reawakening them and their haunted past. Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater is proud to present a reading of The Shadow Child on December 3 at 7:30 PM. The reading is directed by Jeffry George. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Chorus And Dance Manager Jim Meyer Awarded Opera Medal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

At the conclusion of last night's final performance of Verdi's Aida, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented the Company's Chorus and Dance Manager and member of the Opera Chorus, Jim Meyer, with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - HBO's Adaptation of Off-Broadway's EVERY BRILLIANT THING, Premiering 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

HBO has just released the offical trailer for EVERY BRILLIANT THING, via Vulture. The uplifting and inspirational film, an adaptation of the hit one-man play, premieres on December 26, offering an effective antidote to the holiday blues. (more...)

New Additions Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The final pieces of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival feature film program fall into place today, as Sundance Institute announces the lineup for Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight, Spotlight, Kids and Special Events. (more...)

BWW Review: Wacky Christmas in Spaaaaaaaace with CHRISTMAS IS BURNING at Café Nordo
by Jay Irwin - Dec 5, 2016

Welcome aboard the HMS Whooville for your holiday excursion. But don't expect a quick trip around the solar system as the crew takes you on an adventure across space and time and they feed you too! It's "Christmas is Burning" from the folks at Cafe Nordo and Sgt. Rigsby and while the script may be a little thin at times (they say so themselves) the crazy antics and delicious meal completely make up for that. (more...)

Scoop: EVERY BRILLIANT THING on HBO - Monday, December 26, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on EVERY BRILLIANT THING on HBO, airing on Monday, December 26, 2016! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Questioning The Control Of Our Lives, RESPLENDENCE Takes A Glimpse Into The Chaotic Mind Of One Man
by Jade Kops - Dec 4, 2016

Angus Cerini's one man play RESPLENDENCE challenges late night theater goers at The Old Fitz to examine their control on their lives. (more...)

Patty Gonzales Releases MOMMY, ARE THERE BOYS IN HEAVEN?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'Mommy, Are There Boys In Heaven?': a powerful and heart wrenching story of how a little girl proved, beyond The Shadow of doubt, that God sends signs through His angels! 'Mommy, Are There Boys In Heaven?' is the creation of published author, Patty Gonzales, gifted writer and mother. (more...)

The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Join The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company for their production of 'The Tragedy of Richard II'. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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