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Universal Cable Productions Inks Development Deal with Alfred Hitchcock Estate
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock once said, 'Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.' In that vein, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has inked a deal with the Alfred Hitchcock Estate to develop 'Welcome to Hitchcock,' an inspired take on the master filmmaker's unique brand of storytelling (more...)

Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Adds More Dates to REPRISE; Postpones New Work JACK'S HOUSE to a Later Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces additional dates for its fall production of Reprise, due to popular demand. A new play with original music forming part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Home Away Festival (performing in Glasgow on October 8), Reprise will return to Chicago for public performances November 4-5.  School matinees are scheduled for November 1-10.  ASC also announces the postponement of Jack's House.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $10 for preview performances, and $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger for the regular run. Tickets may be purchased at adventurestage.org or by calling 773.342.4141 (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Ian Hallard On Reviving THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Marianka Swain - Sep 27, 2016

Actor Ian Hallard has done a range of work, from musicals and Shakespeare to phone-hacking play Great Britain at the National Theatre and TV staples like Doctor Who and Poirot. He also co-wrote a Poirot episode with his husband Mark Gatiss, and the pair are now starring together in a revival of Matt Crowley's seminal play The Boys in the Band, which changed the landscape of gay theatre on its Off Broadway premiere in 1968. It begins previews tomorrow at Park Theatre, where it plays until 30 October, and will then tour to Manchester, Brighton and Leeds (more...)

The Utah Symphony to Present HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Utah Symphony announced today that the orchestra will perform Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone on December 23 and 24, 2016 at Abravanel Hall as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (more...)

York Symphony Orchestra to Present First Concert of the 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

 The York Symphony Orchestra will present, "The Music of John Williams: 85th Birthday Celebration" onSaturday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York. The performance will feature popular movie soundtracks in celebration of legendary film composer John Williams' 85th birthday. This Pops Series concert will kick off the orchestra's 2016-2017 season, A Musical Journey Through Time. (more...)

NJSO and NJPAC Announce Performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Film Score in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Performing Arts Center announce a performance of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 2 pm at NJPAC in Newark. The NJSO will perform, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition while hearing the orchestra perform Oscar winner John Williams' unforgettable score. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Celebrates the Much-Loved Holiday with the Magic of Wizardly Music and Everyone's Favorite Spectacled Hero and Friends!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Hop on the Hogwarts Express! Young Witches, Wizards and Muggles unite as they find themselves transported to the fantastical world of Harry Potter, when Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings series returns just in time for Halloween. Featuring the beloved music of John Williams and more, this concert event is the perfect way to get a jump on Halloween (all are invited to come in costume!). (more...)

Freeform's 18th Annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN Holiday Programming Event Airs October 19 – 31
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Freeform scares up some fun with its annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, featuring programming filled with thrills and chills as you count down to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 18th year, kicks off on Wednesday, October 19 and concludes on Monday, October 31. It will feature the network television premiere of “R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” and the Freeform premiere of “Spooky Buddies.” Plus, the perennial favorite “Hocus Pocus.” (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE Concert Apparating to Radio City Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company & Live Nation announced today that the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone at Radio City Music Hall on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (more...)

NJSO and NJPAC Announce Performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Film Score in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Performing Arts Center announce a performance of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 2 pm at NJPAC in Newark. The NJSO will perform, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition while hearing the orchestra perform Oscar winner John Williams' unforgettable score. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Begins 56th Season With SWAN LAKE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with 11 performances of the romantic classic Swan Lake, October 7-23, 2016at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  (more...)

Amazon Launches PRIME READING for Prime Members
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

(AMZN) - Amazon today introduced Prime Reading, a new reading benefit for U.S. Prime members. Prime members can now enjoy unlimited reading from a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics and more - at no additional cost. Prime Reading joins the growing list of all-you-can-eat benefits for Prime members including unlimited fast, free Prime shipping, unlimited access to Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Photos, Audible Channels, early access to Lightning Deals and more. Members can start reading now by downloading the Kindle app for iOS and Android or using any Kindle or Fire tablet. To learn more about Prime Reading or start a 30-day free trial of Prime, please visit amazon.com/primereading. (more...)

Entire HARRY POTTER Franchise Coming to IMAX Theaters for Exclusive One-Week Engagement
by Movies News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that all eight Harry Potter films will screen for the first time in domestic IMAX locations for an exclusive one-week engagement beginning October 13. (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Acrobatic performers from Cirque de la Symphonie are coming to the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera stage for a one night only special event on Today, October 28 at Memorial Auditorium. Cirque's troupe of exceptional artists-aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen-will perform on stage as the Orchestra performs classical favorites. CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan conducts. (more...)

The Utah Symphony Announces Additional Date for 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Utah Symphony announced today that it has added a third performance of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

BLOOD is Back at The Complez this Halloween!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus), James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide), Michael Yama (Betty White's Off Their Rockers) andRob Yang (The Americans, Twisted) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 28. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Celebrates the Much-Loved Holiday with the Magic of Wizardly Music and Everyone's Favorite Spectacled Hero and Friends!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Hop on the Hogwarts Express! Young Witches, Wizards and Muggles unite as they find themselves transported to the fantastical world of Harry Potter, when Pacific Symphony's Family Musical Mornings series returns just in time for Halloween. Featuring the beloved music of John Williams and more, this concert event is the perfect way to get a jump on Halloween (all are invited to come in costume!). (more...)

First Look - Sneak Peek & Poster Art from MARVEL'S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAZY VOL. 2
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Director James Gunn just debuted the first poster from Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  VOL. 2 on his Facebook page. The film is slated to hit U.S. theaters on May 5, 2017. (more...)

Freeform's 18th Annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN Holiday Programming Event Airs Today – 31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Freeform scares up some fun with its annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, featuring programming filled with thrills and chills as you count down to Halloween. The popular programming event, now in its 18th year, kicks off today, October 19 and concludes on Monday, October 31. It will feature the network television premiere of “R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls” and the Freeform premiere of “Spooky Buddies.” Plus, the perennial favorite “Hocus Pocus.” (more...)

Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Acrobatic performers from Cirque de la Symphonie are coming to the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera stage for a one night only special event on Friday, October 28 at Memorial Auditorium. Cirque's troupe of exceptional artists-aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen-will perform on stage as the Orchestra performs classical favorites. CSO Music Director Kayoko Dan conducts. (more...)

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group Take Players on an Exciting Journey Through All Seven Years of Magical Adventures with the Launch of t
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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BWW Interview: Rebecca & John Pillsbury of THE SORCERER at Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company
by Cary Ginell - Oct 13, 2016

For years I have been saying that the best kept secret in Ventura County theater is the Ventura County Gilbert & Sullivan Repertoire Company. Celebrating its 10th season this year, the VCGSRC is currently going through its second cycle of the eleven operettas in the canon produced by the venerable English composing team of lyricist/librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. Its production of The Sorcerer, now playing at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts, was the first complete G&S opera, first performed in 1877. It's a marvelous production for the Halloween season, beautifully sung and acted, with a typically witty G&S story, albeit with a serious undercurrent. (more...)

Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Adds More Dates to REPRISE; Postpones New Work JACK'S HOUSE to a Later Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces additional dates for its fall production of Reprise, due to popular demand. A new play with original music forming part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Home Away Festival (performing in Glasgow on October 8), Reprise will return to Chicago for public performances November 4-5.  School matinees are scheduled for November 1-10.  ASC also announces the postponement of Jack's House.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $10 for preview performances, and $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger for the regular run. Tickets may be purchased at adventurestage.org or by calling 773.342.4141 (more...)

Adventure Stage Announces Two Shows for Chicago Puppet Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), doubles its participation in the 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival following the success of 2015's Le Petit Cirque by Laurent Bigot. (more...)

Launch Season Announced for Broadway Theatre Letchworth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Olivier award-winning producer Sue Scott Davison, Creative Programmer of the Broadway Theatre - a new mid-scale theatre in Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, only half an hour from London - today announces the venue's inaugural season which will run from February to May 2017. (more...)

Second Performance Added: NJSO and NJPAC present HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Performing Arts Center announce an additional performance of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at 7 pm at NJPAC in Newark. Limited tickets are still available for the previously announced March 11 matinee at 2 pm. The NJSO will perform, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition while hearing the orchestra perform Oscar winner John Williams' unforgettable score. (more...)

2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to Wow the Windy City This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, riding the wake of its inaugural success in 2015, is returning to wow the Windy City again, January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

Utah Symphony Presents Five Special Holiday Concerts For All Ages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The 2016 holiday season with the Utah Symphony will include both annual beloved traditions and rare events with special guest artists to please all ages. Whether it be a visit from Santa and a Rudolph sing-along with the orchestra or "Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone" in concert; fantastic feats of strength and grace from the Cirque Musica acrobats or the beloved "Messiah Sing-In" when audience members join the Messiah Chorus and Utah Symphony musicians in Handel's beloved masterpiece, the 2016 holiday season with the Utah Symphony promises excitement and celebration for all audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: OC's Segerstrom Center Presents HARRY POTTER - IN CONCERT
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 14, 2016

With the popularity of film screenings paired with live symphony orchestras at an all time high, I'm glad one of the many to get the treatment is Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, the first installment of the 8-film movie franchise adapted from JK Rowling's worldwide best-selling books. What an incredible thrill it was to hear John Williams' now-iconic score reverberate live in full force via a massive 84-person symphony orchestra while synced up perfectly to the film screened in HD above the orchestra on a 40-foot screen. The concert series continues through November 13 at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. (more...)

Mercury Celebrates A MEXICAN BAROQUE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Join Mercury for a joyful celebration of music in the New World in A MEXICAN BAROQUE CHRISTMAS, curated by Artistic Director Antoine Plante, November 26 to December 3 at venues around Houston. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present two programs of film music in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's CITY LIGHTS, May 19, 2016 - with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance - and Disney's FANTASIA, May 20-21, 2016 - in which selections from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary. (more...)

VIDEO: THE TEMPEST Performed Outdoors By Nude All-Woman Cast In Central Park (NSFW)
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

The Outdoor Co-ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society makes a point about attitudes towards nudity with their first theatre production. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE
by Wesley Doucette - Jun 27, 2016

BWW Reviews 'Swan Lake' by ABT starring Maria Kochetkova. (more...)

Single Tickets to Las Vegas Philharmonic's 2016-17 Concert Season on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Las Vegas Philharmonic releases single tickets for sale on Monday, June 20th to its thirteen Reynolds Hall performances in the new 2016 - 2017 concert season, which runs from Saturday, September 10, 2016 through Saturday, May 27, 2017.   (more...)

VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company's THE TEMPEST Projects Avatar Ariel On Stage
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

Watch actors Mark Quartley and Simon Russell Beale work with technology to create a relationship between Prospero and Ariel. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts to Present HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in Concert, 11/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts announced today that a live symphony will perform Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone on November 11 - 13, 2016 as part of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The film concert will feature the live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high- definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams' unforgettable score. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 31
by Audition Roundup - Jul 31, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 31, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Freeform to Celebrate HARRY POTTER's Birthday with 3-Day Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

To celebrate this milestone, Freeform (the new name for ABC Family) is commemorating Harry Potter's birthday with a three-day programming event starting on FRIDAY, JULY 29 and continuing through SUNDAY, JULY 31. (more...)

Gilbert & Sullivan's THE SORCERER Comes to the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Celebrating its 47th anniversary, the Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso presents its 2016 summer production of The Sorcerer. Performances are at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main Street in Las Cruces today, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. (more...)

Gilbert & Sullivan's THE SORCERER Comes to the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Celebrating its 47th anniversary, the Gilbert & Sullivan Company of El Paso presents its 2016 summer production of The Sorcerer. Performances are at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main Street in Las Cruces on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Perform HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE in Concert at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

?Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, CineConcerts, and Warner Bros Consumer Products announce that members of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone in Concert on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (more...)

Minnesota Symphony Orchestra Performs Live to Film Scores
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Minnesota Symphony is moving toward featuring live soundtracks to popular films, which has been a big draw for audiences.  This season, they are performing live to five films, among some are 'It's a Wonderful Life', 'Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone', 'Disney-Pixar's Ratatouille', and 'ET'. (more...)

Freeform to Present 'Moments to Celebrate' Programming Event, Beginning 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Just because the stockings are empty and the presents are all unwrapped doesn't mean the celebrating is over before the New Year begins. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Perform HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra announced today that it will perform Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone on January 6 & 7, 2017 at the Blaisdell Concert Hall as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 7
by Audition Roundup - Aug 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 7, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Salzburg Festival Closes Nearly Sold-Out Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

41 days ago Haydn's Die Schöpfung was performed at the Großes Festspielhaus, opening the Ouverture spirituelle and thus the 2016 Salzburg Festival. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct 2016 Summer Stars Classical Concert Series Finale August 4th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The 2016 Summer Stars Classical Concert Series will conclude with a blockbuster finale "GRAND ORCHESTRA AND GREAT ORGAN" on Thursday, August 4th (7:30 pm) in the Great Auditorium, Ocean Grove, New Jersey. Jason C. Tramm will conduct organ virtuoso Gordon Turk, the 70 member MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra and  guest soloist,  soprano Margaret Mezzacappa in a program featuring Joseph Jongen's Symphonie Concertante, Paul Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and works by Rossini and Donizetti. (more...)

Colorado Ballet Begins 56th Season With SWAN LAKE, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with 11 performances of the romantic classic Swan Lake, October 7-23, 2016at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's classic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  (more...)

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