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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...)

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...)

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...)

A. K. Girisam Pens MERRY MARINER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In his autobiography 'Merry Mariner' (published by Partridge India), A. K. Girisam tells his life as a marine engineer. His laidback, easygoing attitude makes Girisam see the lighter side of every experience. This book projects the author's positive mindset and refusal to give up, despite many crisis situations that confronted him. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Today, January 7, 2017
by - Jan 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on today, January 7, 2017! (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts March 21, 2017 for a limited two week run through April 2, 2017. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

Charlotte Hotte Releases CROSSING THE BAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

'Crossing the Bar': a moving and eloquent drama depicting the events that happen in the last ten minutes of a woman's life. 'Crossing the Bar' is the creation of published author, Charlotte Hotte, a North Carolina native, a mother of two, and grandmother of three children. (more...)

BWW Review: Two Nights in Seville, Part 1 - with BARBIERE at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 23, 2017

It didn't strike me until the lights were going down for the start of CARMEN last Thursday that this was the second night in a row that Met audiences were being transported to the same town in sunny Spain. Truth be told, “sunny” is hardly an adjective I'd hardly use to describe Bizet's tragedy in The Shadow of the bullring, while it's just about right for dizzy events of Rossini's charmer, IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, which I'd heard the night before. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rob McClure, Adam Pascal, Josh Grisetti and More Celebrate SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Tour Launch in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, launched its National Tour on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Boston Opera House. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review: ROSE AND WALSH at Theatre Suburbia
by Brett Cullum - Jan 18, 2017

ROSE AND WALSH now playing at Theatre Suburbia is Neil Simon's meditation on how love lives on after death, and it serves as a reminder of what a great author can do with a good concept. It's a touching, sweet, and well produced evening out at Northwest Houston's longest running all-volunteer playhouse. (more...)

PS122 Extends CVRTAIN, Virtual Reality Encounter by Yehuda Duenyas, to January 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular demand, Performance Space 122 extends CVRTAIN, a Virtual Reality (VR) experience by Yehuda Duenyas, to January 21. As part of the twelfth edition of PS122's Coil festival, CVRTAINplaces the participant center stage in a beautiful theater where a curtain parts to reveal an audience of thousands teeming with adulation. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for NAPOLI, BROOKLYN Premiere at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present the world premiere of Napoli, Brooklyn by Meghan Kennedy, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN National Tour to Launch in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the national tour of the hilarious new musical Something Rotten!, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, September 11, 2016.  Boston will be the official launch city of the Something Rotten! tour with a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House January 17-29, 2017 as part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.  Something Rotten! is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner and Tony® Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe® Award and Tony® Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick. Book by Tony® Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

James Anthony Tyler's Timely Comedy DOLPHINS AND SHARKS to Debut at Labyrinth Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of the witty and socially poignant production of Dolphins and Sharks by upcoming playwright James Anthony Tyler. The production, which marks Tyler's professional debut, is scheduled for February 9 - March 19 and is directed by Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

From Horror to Romance - Sundance Film Festival Announces New Additions to 2017 Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

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...)

LA LA LAND Tops 2017 BAFTA AWARDS Nominations; Full List!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2017 have been announced. La La Land is nominated in 11 categories. (more...)

An Evening of Short Plays in Response to the Election at Dreamcatcher
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is presenting a unique event, "Continuing the Conversation: An Evening of Short Plays in Response to the Election," on Thursday, February 2 a 7:30 pm. (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...)

History to Present 2-Hour Special TRANSITION OF POWER: THE PRESIDENCY, 1/8
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

What does it take to transition the most powerful office in the world? HISTORY(R) provides an inside look at the presidential hand-over process from election to inauguration and beyond in an original two-hour special, TRANSITION OF POWER: THE PRESIDENCY, airing Sunday, January 8 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Fabulous Fox this February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 7 and plays until February 19. (more...)

Virtual Reality Encounter CVTRAIN to Play PS122's COIL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

As part of the twelfth edition of PS122's Coil festival, Performance Space 122 presents CVRTAIN, a Virtual Reality (VR) experience by Yehuda Duenyas where the audience member is the star. CVRTAIN places the participant center stage in a beautiful theater where a curtain parts to reveal an audience of thousands teeming with adulation. (more...)

Opening Date Set for IN THE NAME OF SALOME!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

FIND YOUR TRUTH! (more...)

Evening Star Productions Presents the South Florida Premiere of SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS
by Carol Kassie - Dec 21, 2016

Evening Star Productions will present the South Florida premiere of Brad Alexander and Adam Mathias' award-winning contemporary musical, See Rock City and Other Destinations, at Sol Theatre in Boca Raton, from January 13 - 29, 2017. (There will be a preview performance onJanuary 12 at 8 pm.) (more...)

MOONLIGHT, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP Lead London Film Critics' Circle Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Nominations for The London Film Critics' Circle Awards were announced this afternoon. Winners will be revealed on January 22, 2017 at the annual awards ceremony taking place at the May Fair Hotel in central London. (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...)

BWW Interview: FUN HOME's Kate Shindle
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 18, 2016

FUN HOME and Kate Shindle have more than a couple things in common. A lengthy conversation with her in Minneapolis and the show both provide a lot of food for thought. (more...)

2016 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2016, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre, a much larger venue than previous years due to the burgeoning popularity of the ceremony. (more...)

Hulu Acquires U.S. Rights to Hit Drama Series NATIONAL TREASURE
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

In a deal with All3Media International, Hulu has acquired the U.S. rights to all episodes of hit series NATIONAL TREASURE, the ratings-winning drama produced by The Forge Entertainment for Channel 4. (more...)

THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. (more...)

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin Releases IN THE SHADOW OF GREEN MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Main Street Project's Chief Strategy Officer Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin's new book, In The Shadow of Green Man, is now available for purchase at http://www.acresusa.com/store and on Amazon.com. The book, published by Acres USA, chronicles Haslett-Marroquin's upbringing in revolution-torn Guatemala and how he built his vision to develop a regenerative farming model that uplifts individuals and communities. Throughout the book, he also shares the fable of the Green Man, a tiny and wise Guatemalan folk character whose stories teach the importance of respecting the natural world. (more...)

PianoFight's Chardonnay Presents World Premiere of Musical Comedy THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE HARMONIZED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

200 years in the future, the land is ruled by the mighty 'Spotif-Eye', everyone is a freelancer with an inflexible work schedule, and the end of humankind draws near.  The dystopian musical comedy George Orwell never wrote introduces us to three sisters, a hair-obsessed Lieutenant, a mysterious Elder who speaks in song lyrics, and the one algorithmically perfect song that rules them all. Will the sweet sounds of sisterhood ring out and save humanity? Will they ever taste fresh kale juice?  Will the revolution, in fact, be harmonized? (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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