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BWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye Give a Master Class in 'Summertime Swing' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Amy Oestreicher - Sep 6, 2016

Summertime brings to mind nighttime fireflies, lemonade that makes your lips pucker, rocking chairs creaking on the front porch, and, like the famous Porgy and Bess tune of the same name, melodies that trickle into the night. Summertime Swing is the latest masterpiece and collaboration at its finest by the legendary Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye, evoking a sultry, steamy love letter to the fleeting season and a prime example of craft, art, and passion. The moment I walked into the dining room at Feinstein's/54 Below, where Summertime Swing played through September 1 a fashionably dressed gentleman greeted me with, 'It's a fantastic show.' The packed house was already alive with thrilling enthusiasm as they eagerly waited for the show to start. When you attend a show headlined by a golden age cabaret great and a prolific 'music revivalist' who happens to have the venue named for him, you come expecting to be no less than entertained. Summertime Swing elevated the art of summer entertainment tenfold--- a tribute to anything we could hope for in the last days of summer. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 9/25/2016
by BWW - Sep 25, 2016

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13th Floor Announces Its Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

13th Floor is proud to announce its winter season program featuring the world premiere of Next Time, I'll Take The Stairs, December 8 - 18 at the Joe Goode Annex, and Lightning Strikes Anonymous, February 24 - March 5, 2017 at ODC Theater.  (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Capathia Jenkins to Headline Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, celebrates the greatest songs written for women in the Broadway canon, with Broadway great Capathia Jenkins headlining. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marlies Yearby of RENT at Winspear Opera House At AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Christina Hoth - Sep 19, 2016

Over the past 20 years, Jonathan Larson's RENT has become an iconic piece of American musical theater. As its anniversary tour is about to make its scheduled stop in Dallas, I had the immense pleasure of speaking with original choreographer, Marlies Yearby, about the past, process, and production of her work on this particular show. (more...)

BWW Recap: All Is Revealed on the Season Premiere of AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Jessica Naftaly - Sep 15, 2016

The sixth season of FX's American Horror Story premiered last night, and after taking a completely different approach in marketing, we also learned that the season was formatted quite different than we are used. With the excitement for future seasons always stemming from the announcement of the theme, something that AHS has become known for and what makes it so exciting and refreshing each year, the knowledge that the team were choosing to keep this years theme closely under wraps and in much guarded secrecy until the series premiere (so successfully that the team on Thrones could probably take a few pointers!) was a shock and interesting choice. Last night, however, all was revealed…or was it?  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

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All-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) announces casting for its regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all new Chicago cast. (more...)

BWW Recap: WESTWORLD Reveals What it All Means
by Jessica Naftaly - Oct 23, 2016

Guts, gore, heists, shoot outs, revelations, and one gnarly snake tattoo are just some of what you can find in the fourth and most explosively exciting episode of WESTWORLD to date. The episode, entitled “Dissonance Theory,” already starts laying the firm foundation for where the season is headed, while doing what WESTWORLD does best; satiates your appetite but with such incredible flavors that make you want to come back for more just to confirm its brilliance. “Dissonance Theory,” and what the concept of the title suggests, is that the human mind is constantly trying to find patterns amongst their cognitions and understanding (i.e. how your brain works and what it is understanding) but when a dissonance arrises, there is a need to take action to get rid of said dissonance to return to the peaceful equilibrium of before. As the hosts' world begins to unravel from inside out, and the inner workings of Westworld on every level start exposing their pure selfish corruption, dissonances are cropping up all around at a rate so quick, the possibility attaining pure and consistent cognitions is falling too far out of reach.  (more...)

BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD Slays with Quality
by Katherine Waddell - Oct 20, 2016

This past weekend The Main Stage, Inc. presented Sweeney Todd for just two nights at The Century Center's Bendix Theater. The musical follows Sweeney Todd, formerly known as Benjamin Barker, as he returns to London after a 15-year exile. Todd has returned to exact revenge upon the corrupt Judge Turpin who had him wrongfully imprisoned so he could pursue Todd's beautiful wife. During his quest for revenge, Todd returns to his former career as a barber (with a deadly twist), with the help of Mrs. Lovett, an admirer of Todd's who runs a failing meat-pie shop. (more...)

BWW Review: NOISES OFF at Soulpepper Theatre
by Maral Chouljian - Oct 2, 2016

Taking the title from theatrical stage directions, Soulpepper's Noises Off is a refreshing recreation of the well-known farce, entertaining the audience through perfectly executed slapstick and exaggerated situations. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

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BWW Review: ACT 1's Outdated ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 16, 2016

Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace, a genteel and sometimes beguiling 'suspense comedy,' is a favorite among the nation's various and sundry community theater companies. And for good reason: It's slyly amusing, despite its age, and it features some genuinely engaging (if somewhat despicable, depending upon your perspective) characters who have entertained audiences for 75 years (it bowed on Broadway in 1941). (more...)

Juliet Lem Releases STAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Juliet Lem, a devoted children's author, has completed her new book 'Stairs': a sincere invitation to view the effects of the passage of time on a family through the perspective of The Stairs. (more...)

BWW Review: Robert Caisley's Updated, Trumped-Up Take on Moliere's TARTUFFE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Nov 7, 2016

It's funny, biting and scary, but will it be as humorous after Election Day? (more...)

BWW Review: JACQUES' ART NEST at National Dance Institute
by Amber Adams - Nov 4, 2016

'I want every child to have the highest level of arts education and you learn by doing, not by reading about it or seeing it on TV. Our children become the dancers. It changes how they see themselves,' Ellen Weinstein, Artistic Director of NDI. (more...)

Reading of FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS at 360repco
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

360repco's Final Reading of 2016 This is our 10th of the year and we're so thrilled to have this dynamic and provocative team end on a high note. This piece is a Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan commission. (more...)

360repco Presents Reading of Newest Work by Tala Manassah and Mona Mansour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

360repco's presents its Final Reading of 2016. This is the company's 10th of the year and they are thrilled to have this dynamic and provocative team end on a high note. This piece is a Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan commission. (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Post-Thanksgiving Damage Control
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 25, 2016

Don't let your Thanksgiving Day binge turn into a downward spiral of poor eating habits that lasts until bathing suit season.   (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Discovers an Author with a Secret, Michael Urie Returns on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Nov 2, 2016

As far as YOUNGER episodes go, this week's installment was pretty HUGE for both Liza and Empirical… in so many more ways than one! Our favorite 40-year-old-posing-as-26 makes a shocking discovery about one of Empirical's esteemed authors, before acquiring their book as her next project (so, good news there!) Bad news is she's still waffling between Josh and Charles, and Radha really enters the picture this week, shaking things up and making it clear to Liza (But don't worry… she's not scurred!) Plus, there are new developments and similarly shocking discoveries made between Maggie and new belle Malkie (including a visit from the ex… dun dun dun), and Josh is desperate to get Liza get kinky in public places. Ooh! All topped off with a stellar guest appearance by one of our favorite Broadway alums! What more could possibly want?! It's all ahead (or behind, depending), so if you're intrigued, please read on!! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kimberly Kiley of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 16, 2016

Everyone knows that the director is the person responsible for the look and content of a musical or play, but once the cast has been selected, sets and props are delivered, and all the technical elements are in place, who puts it all together? The week prior to a show's opening is called 'Tech Week,' a four or five-day period during which all the elements of a production are assembled on stage for the first time. Tech Week marks the transition period between the rehearsal stage and the performance stage of a production. Once the show is underway, it is the job of the stage manager to supervise, coordinate, and maintain all of the sundry elements that make up a production, from lighting, sound, and sets to costume changes, blocking, and all the performers' backstage activity. As we found out, it takes a particular kind of person to become a stage manager. He or she has to be detail oriented, disciplined, unflappable, and resourceful. Kimberly Kiley, who is currently serving as stage manager for the Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of Ragtime, has all of these attributes and more. We visited her before a performance last weekend and were introduced to the new staging area at the theater where Kiley is stationed during a show. (more...)

Jazz Age Lancaster Hotel to Celebrate 90th Anniversary at Houston Symphony with "Rhapsody in Blue"
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Houston's historic Lancaster Hotel will celebrate its 90th anniversary at the Houston Symphony Friday, November 11 with a pre-concert reception that includes an appearance by Houston Symphony Pops conductor Michael Krajewski, birthday cake and a nod to the evening's performance of George Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. (more...)

CBS to Present I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, 12/2
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Celebrate the holidays with the I LOVE LUCY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, a new one-hour special featuring two back-to-back colorized classic episodes of the series, to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 2 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

BWW Interview: Melissa Glasgow Spreads Holiday Cheer in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 1, 2016

We all know Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen--but they hardly compare to their red-nosed counterpart. The 'most famous reindeer of all' flies through Chicago this winter, and along with him comes a dose of incomparable holiday magic. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical brings this classic tale to life at the Chicago Theatre. Actress Melissa Glasgow gives Broadway World the inside scoop on translating this beloved story to the stage. (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Tips to Reach 10,000 Steps
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 1, 2016

There is a general recommendation to walk 10,000 steps a day, which adds up to about 5 miles a day for the average person and satisfies the recommendation of 30 minutes of daily exercise. So how do you reach your goal of daily steps? (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Worskshop Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

 Celebrating over 20 years of acclaimed musical theatre training for young thespians, the Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Workshop returns to the Little TheaterAugust 5 through August 14 with the annual Summer Festival of Shows.  These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will present a variety of musical theater favorites including; Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Merrily We Roll Along, Miss Nelson has a Field Day, The Dark at the Top of The Stairs and the One-Act Festival. (more...)

Luxury Condominium Flats, Coming Soon to Richardson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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MEN ON BOATS Regional Debut, 'T.' World Premiere and More Set for American Theater Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) has restructured its 2016-17 Season and will present three of four previously announced plays, with an updated production schedule. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NYMF Edition with Josh Davis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Josh Davis, who stars in the new musical THE GOLD, playing at NYMF August 1-6. (more...)

Special Deals at Pride Films and Plays' BITE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary's prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up The Stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary's Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard's beloved love stories through a queer lens. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pride Films and Plays' BITE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will complete its fun summer in Mary's Attic with the world premiere of BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret, PFP Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham's immersive, pop-rock ode to A Midsummer Night's Dream. As Puck and the other fairies at Mary's prepare for a celebration, their world is rocked by news of a break-up between their King and Queen. When four mortals wander up The Stairs, they get caught in a web of drinking and deception, as they become pawns in a magical game of love, 400 years in the making. Mary's Attic will be filled with music, dance, and fairies of all kinds, as BITE retells one of the Bard's beloved love stories through a queer lens. (more...)

THE SHOWSTOPPERS' KIDS' SHOW Slated for Edinburgh Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The critically acclaimed improvisational frontrunners The Showstoppers are not only bringing their Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to Pleasance Grand this year, the team are also dropping by Pleasance Above with their unique blend of spontaneous musical theatre and whimsical kids entertainment, The Showstoppers' Kids' Show. Aimed entirely at children, The Showstoppers' story factory will be open for business from 3rd - 21st August at 11:40am. (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: Shop the Calories Off
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 8, 2016

Walking through a store at the rate of only 2 mph burns approximately 200 calories per hour. Bending, holding bags, and power shopping will burn even more. (more...)

ArcLight Cinemas and the Chicago Architecture Foundation Presents - ArcLight Presents...Architecture Afternoons with CAF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS Will Be 360repco's Final Reading of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

360repco's last 360lab Reading of the year will be Falling Down The Stairs, written by Tala Manassah and Mona Mansour, on Monday, December 12, at Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson Street, NYC. (more...)

HeartFlex Shares 10 Easy Tips for Countering a Sedentary Lifestyle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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HeartFlex Shares 10 Easy Tips for Countering a Sedentary Lifestyle
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HeartFlex Shares 10 Easy Tips for Countering a Sedentary Lifestyle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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HeartFlex Shares 10 Easy Tips for Countering a Sedentary Lifestyle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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HeartFlex Shares 10 Easy Tips for Countering a Sedentary Lifestyle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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HeartFlex Shares 10 Easy Tips for Countering a Sedentary Lifestyle
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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THE SHOWSTOPPERS' KIDS' SHOW Slated for Edinburgh Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The critically acclaimed improvisational frontrunners The Showstoppers are not only bringing their Olivier Award-winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical to Pleasance Grand this year, the team are also dropping by Pleasance Above with their unique blend of spontaneous musical theatre and whimsical kids entertainment, The Showstoppers' Kids' Show. Aimed entirely at children, The Showstoppers' story factory will be open for business from 3rd - 21st August at 11:40am. (more...)

The pakiT Bike Announces Successful Kickstarter Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Only 1% of all Kickstarter campaigns get funded for over $100,000. Bike Friday, http://BikeFriday.com, a 24-year old Eugene OR based manufacturer of custom folding bikes hit it out of the park last year when they introduced their Haul-a-Day utility bike. The bike had the huge distinction of being super light weight at 33 pounds in a bike category that typically sees vehicles tipping the scales at 45 pounds or even more. Combined with other fantastic features and benefits, the bike earned membership in that 1% success on Kickstarter club. (more...)

Irish Repertory Theatre Undergoes Renovations in Chelsea
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is improving audience experience at the 8,240 square-foot Irish Repertory Theatre at 132 West 22nd Street in Chelsea through a $6 million renovation being funded by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA). (more...)

Revan and Fennell Return to Edinburgh Fringe 2016 with FAN CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Female duo Revan and Fennell return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their well-received 2015 comedy sketch show Fan Club, after recently placing fourth at the 2016 New Act of the Year (The NATYS). (more...)

Cramped Quarters? Six Tips to Maximize Space in Tiny House Plans
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

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BWW Interview: 'Sweeney Todd' Original Sarah Rice On Her Upcoming Shows At Pangea, Working With Sondheim, and the Zen-Like Theremin
by Ashley Steves - Aug 12, 2016

Name an opera or operetta and it is likely listed in soprano Sarah Rice's repertoire. Over her long and illustrious career, she has starred and performed in a myriad of productions all across the map, from Broadway to Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. Strauss, Salieri, Sondheim--- it's there. Now, in her first solo show since 2013, Rice will debut her new show Music of the Night (borrowing, of course, from Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, in which Rice played Christine in the National Tour) at Pangea Restaurant Pangea Restaurant (2nd Avenue between 11th and 12th streets) on August 17, 18, and September 20, all at 7 pm. Alongside pianist Matthew Martin Ward (Eric Sedgwick for the September show) and special guest David Vernon, she will sing and play a set aimed to explain 'the things that go through your head at 4:00 AM,' covering classical, Celtic, television and movie themes, and musical theatre. (more...)

Don't Get Caught in the Rain: TPC Discusses Four Ways to Hurricane-Proof Your Home Plan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret Extends to August 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Pride Films & Plays is excited to announce a two-week, four performance extension of their hot summer hit, BITE: A Pucking Queer Cabaret. Following popular demand and critical acclaim, the fairy magic will continue at Mary's Attic with additional performances. (more...)

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