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BWW Interview: Robert Cuccioli Is the Mysterious WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by Naomi Serviss - Mar 29, 2017

The Broadway veteran stars in a play that questions perceptions of race and economic disparity and pushes people's buttons in this volatile time. (more...)

Green Day And Abramorama Team for Global Release of TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Green Day and Abramorama announced today the collaboration to distribute the upcoming film TURN IT AROUND: The Story OF EAST BAY PUNK to be released across the USA in tandem with Green Day's Revolution Radio World Tour (more...)

Matthew Morrison: Broadway's Song-and-Dance Man Heads to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 29, 2017

No matter how you go about it - regardless of the circuitous route you take to divine an answer - Matthew Morrison just won't give any details away about his upcoming stint on the TV behemoth Grey's Anatomy. Forget that it's been the subject of pop culture buzz and an internet frenzy earlier in the week, the actor, who refers to himself as 'a song and dance man,' won't give up any spoilers to satisfy clamoring fans and inquisitive reporters. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 29- NEWSIES Seize the Day on Opening Night
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2017

On this day in 2012, the cult hit film turned stage musical phenomenon, Newsies, based opened on Broadway at the Nederlander Theatre.  (more...)

Country Music Star Chris Young Announce Finalists for the Folgers Jingle Contest
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Grammy® nominated country music star Chris Young and Folgers® are excited to announce the five finalists for this year's Folgers Jingle Contest. (more...)

BWW CD Review: A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Entertaining, But Not Unforgettable
by David Clarke - Mar 29, 2017

Ghostlight Records' recent release of A BRONX TALE (Original Broadway Cast Recording) perfectly captures the spirit of the Broadway show. The record sounds reminiscent of JERSEY BOYS with music and lyrics that pulsate with a heart that reminds listeners of HAIRSPRAY. The up-tempo tracks, enthusiastic performances, and pop and funk sounds of the 60s flood the album. This ensures audiences will be tapping their toes to the infectious beats, even if the songs don't stick to their ribs after the CD ends. (more...)

GTA Flies to Neverland to Learn the Origin of Peter and the Lost Boys in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

In a few weeks, the Gainesville Theatre Alliance invites audiences to rediscover the magic of Neverland in a production of the Tony-Award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. The adventure runs April 11 to 22 at UNG's Ed Cabell Theatre. Tickets are going fast, and like GTA's November production of Beauty and the Beast, the show is expected to sell out before opening.  Waiting list tickets are still available. (more...)

BWW Preview: Peace Center 2017-18 SEASON Promises Love, Music, and Pies
by Neil Shurley - Mar 29, 2017

Love and triumph, conga and rock, romance and pies. The Peace Center's 2017-2018 Broadway season boasts an eclectic line-up of musicals, including Tony Award® winners, returning classics, and shows that may well become your new favorites. (more...)

BWW Review: LILI MARLENE Musical Centers on a Jewish Family's Need to Escape From 1930s Berlin
by Shari Barrett - Mar 29, 2017

Lili Marlene is the name of the famous German love song that was popular during World War II. The title of the play is in homage to the song, featuring one of the most famous versions sung in 1944 by Marlena Deitrich whose portrait hangs in the show's cabaret. We are told early in the musical that the fictional main character, Rosie Penn, was 'rescued by Marlena Deitrich" who acted as a mentor of sorts and made the young Rosie promise to sing Lili Marlene in her act. That request will ultimately prove to be the very thing that may save Rosie from the camps. (more...)

'War & Peace' Director Tom Harper to Helm THE ROCKS for Entertainment One
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Leading independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) announced today it has acquired television rights to The Rocks, the best-selling novel by Peter Nichols. BAFTA nominated Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders, Misfits) will direct with Laura Eason (House of Cards, Sex with Strangers) attached to write the scripted series. (more...)

New Musical BOSTON|NEBRASKA To Have First Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Blake Allen, known for his innovative bridging of contemporary music and theater through composition, performance and advocacy, announces first AEA staged reading of Boston|Nebraska, based upon the literary work of Willa Cather, April 3 and 4 in Manhattan. (more...)

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Image Looms Over Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

In anticipation of a brand new trailer launching tomorrow, projections of Caesar, the title character of WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, and a special image created by Shepard Fairey in collaboration with Studio One took over Caesars Palace. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Mahler Symphony No. 2 RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the final concert in the 2016/17 FAIRWINDS Classics Series, Mahler 2: Resurrection on Saturday, April 8, conducted by Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Eric Jacobsen. Performance is at Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston Street, Orlando, Florida at 8 p.m. (more...)

Second G2A Deal to Launch on March 30th
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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Town Players of Newtown Presents Reading of CIVIL RIGHTS: FROM THE WAR TO THE MOVEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Town Players of Newtown presents a special reading of CIVIL RIGHTS: FROM THE WAR TO THE MOVEMENT at the Little Theatre on Sunday, April 9 at 2 PM. (more...)

Gurney's LATER LIFE to Play Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Center for the Performing Arts in Bonita Springs will present A. R. Gurney's dark comedy Later Life, April 6-9 at the Moe Auditorium and Film Center, directed by Catalina Monterrosa. (more...)

Gary Clark Jr. Announced New North American Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Gary Clark Jr., Grammy-award-winning guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, has announced new dates for his spring/summer tour. (more...)

Sedos Presents New Production of Musical Comedy THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The award-winning musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone returns to London in May this year, in a new production by leading amateur theatre company Sedos. (more...)

Gate Theatre Announces Full Casting for World Premiere of ASSATA TAUGHT ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????Gate Theatre, Notting Hill today announces the full cast for its world premiere production of Assata Taught Me, the debut play by Kalungi Ssebandeke which tells The Story of an imagined friendship between Assata Shakur, former Black Panther and the FBI's most wanted woman, and her pupil in Cuba. (more...)

"Lady in the Window" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

SelectBooks Press contact: Kenichi Sugihara (212) 206-1997 Kenichi(at)selectbooks(dot)com For Author Interviews contact: Kendra Brooks, REC PR (818) 884-0104, recprinfo(at)gmail(dot)com Online Press Kit, Video Book Trailer & Author Q&A VIDEO (more...)

33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Celebrates Global Writers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press will present The 33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards celebrating the winners of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, honoring 12 writers and 12 illustrators from around the world in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
by Movies News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

A brand-new featurette from Disney's PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES showcases the stars and directors discussing the epic new film which hits theaters on May 26th 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ana Isabel Ordonez Discusses her Writing Process and the Event in Cape Town, South Africa in October, 2016
by Don Grigware - Mar 29, 2017

'The Aye' is adapted from Ana Isabel Ordonez's 'The Extraordinary Love Story of Aye Aye and Fedor.' The choreography came together in a sparkling fusion of music, dance and narration which was performed October 7, 2016 in Cape Town South Africa by the Jazz Dance Theatre with Sifiso Kweyama as choreographer. The shows honored Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in celebration of his 85th birthday, and with the opening choreography for the annual Peace Conference in Cape Town. This was the world premiere of the show.  In Part II of this interview Ordonez discusses the event in detail. In Part I she gives us a glimpse into her next project and the elaborate process her brilliant mind goes through in its organization and execution. The photos scattered throughout are of the event from last October in South Africa. I.  ANA ISABEL ORDONEZ : THE WAY BEYOND WORDS  (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, April 14, 2017
by - Mar 29, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Friday, April 14, 2017! (more...)

Harvard University's ARTS FIRST Festival Marks 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Campus-wide celebration, April 27-30, will include Harvard Arts Medal ceremony honoring actor John Lithgow; a special performance showcasing achievements of alumni/ae and student artists; Performance Fair featuring over 100 live performances and interactive art-making; and an afternoon of jazz-almost all family friendly and free of charge! (more...)

Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

Bring the Entire Family to Enjoy A Sensory-Friendly Ballet Performance of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM this Sunday in Rahway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Bring the entire family this Sunday, April 2 at 1:00 P.M. to the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway to experience the majestic ballet performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Presented as part of Union County's Sensory Friendly Theatre series, this this abridged, one-hour sensory-friendly ballet performance by American Repertory Ballet is adapted especially for children and adults with sensory sensitivities and other special needs. (more...)

Spacelab9 Announces 'Lost In Space: Title themes from Hit TV Series' for Record Store Day
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Danger! Danger, Will Robinson! As part of the annual Record Store Day event celebrating independent record stores everywhere, Spacelab9 has secured a license from Synthesis Entertainment to release a selection of music by one of the entertainment industry's most important composers. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Announces Powerful New Slate of Originals for 2017-18 Upfront Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading mystery and suspense network, and the #1 ad-supported cable network for delivery of W25-54 year-to-date, today announced a powerful new slate of compelling, emotionally riveting programming featuring Real People and Real Stories. (more...)

Celebrating the Centennial with Dance: 1988 Arrives in Culver City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Thomas Ince was spotted making one of his Western movies along Ballona Creek when Harry Culver's vision for his city came into focus. Culver then enticed the moviemaker to move to Culver City. Culver set the scene for The Story of an emerging community, halfway between The City of Angels and Abbot Kinney's resort of Venice, where three major movie studios and support services became the first economic base by the time the city was only five years old! - "Culver City, California: The First Hundred Years," by Julie Lugo Cerra (more...)

Round of Applause: Aurora Theatre Sets Stage for Action-Packed April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

As the April showers roll in, theatergoers of all ages can take cover and enjoy the many spring happenings at Aurora Theatre! Young thespians can soak up the sun with beach-themed theatre activities and camps, while adults unwind and escape with a multitude of performances, including The Bridges of Madison County or Pais de Bicicleta / Bicycle Country. In addition to theatrical entertainment and glee, Lawrenceville neighbors can grab a lawn chair and enjoy a one-night-only screening of Hairspray, The Broadway Musical. Rain or shine, Aurora Theatre guests can look forward to a spectacular April lineup! (more...)

Investigation Discovery Greenlights Scripted True Crime Series THE VON BULOW AFFAIR
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

THE VON BULOW AFFAIR was the most scandalous and sensational murder trial of the 1980s, borne from the bowels of high society that existed between white-linen parties of Newport and white-powder mischief at New York's poshest nightclub. (more...)

Tickets for WEST SIDE STORY MPAC's Spring Production On Sale 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Tickets for MPAC's fifth annual spring musical, West Side Story, go on sale Friday, March 31 at 10 am. Four shows will take place between June 2 and June 4. Tickets are $20-25. (more...)

Return of TRADING SPACES, Princess Di Special Among TLC's 2017-18 Upfront Slate
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

TLC heads into the 2017-2018 Upfront with a promise to deliver more original hours, more nights of original programming and more of the shows and genres that viewers love. (more...)

The Granada Theatre Film Series Presents THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The third season of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series continues on Monday, April 10, 2017 with the screening of the biblical epic film, The Ten Commandments. Featuring one of composer Elmer Bernstein's most memorable cinematic scores, The Story of Moses in The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, and Anne Baxter, will captivate audience members as it comes to life in all its cinematic majesty on The Granada Theatre's state-of-the-art 4k digital cinema system. (more...)

Central Works 2017 Season Includes The Spring World Premiere of a Central Works Method Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Central Works spring production, Edward King by Gary Graves, is a new comedy based on a very old story. The production opens with a press night May 13th (previews May 11th &12th), running through Jun 11 at the historic Berkeley City Club. A new comedy about finding your roots, in Edward King a hard working couple hilariously confronts the hapless enmity of fate. Central Works World Premiere #55, Edward King was developed as a Central Works Method Play and is directed by Gary Graves with a cast that features John Patrick Moore (member AEA), Michelle Talgarow and Jan Zvaifler. Visit at http://centralworks.org/season/ (more...)

Elton John, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber Team for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Animated Film Featuring New Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice will join forces on an animated big screen adaptation of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. (more...)

International Festival of Arts & Ideas Announces 2017 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas today announced complete details for Festival 2017, which will begin on June 3 and continues for three weeks through June 24 in New Haven, Connecticut.  (more...)

Peace Center Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center features Tony Award® winners, poignant plots, rousing music, classic love stories and celebrated blockbusters. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

At an announcement party held today, Artistic Director Ray Jivoff unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2017-18 Season line-up of 'firsts' -- five shows that have never been produced at Skylight.  (more...)

BWW Review: And Yet She Persisted - STEEL MAGNOLIAS Perseveres With Heritage Players
by Cybele Pomeroy - Mar 28, 2017

The script of STEEL MAGNOLIAS celebrates the resilience of women, and this production of it particularly does so.It is a production of heart, from many hearts, and quite heart-warming. (more...)

THE DROWNING Acquired by Paladin and Electric Entertainment
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Paladin and Electric Entertainment announce their release of Bette Gordon's psychological thriller, THE DROWNING, A Film Community production opening theatrically May 10th, 2017. (more...)

Festival Ballet Providence Presents THE LITTLE PRINCE, 4/2-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Festival Ballet Providence presents the premiere of a multi-media adaptation of one of the best loved stories and most popular children's books ever published. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's charming interplanetary adventure is the newest installment in its wildly popular chatterBOXtheatre series for young audiences. The ballet will continue on the next two weekends, April 2-April 9, 2017 in its Black Box Theatre, 825 Hope Street, Providence, RI. This exciting production has been adapted and choreographed by Boyko Dossev, also a company dancer; it incorporates music from composer Maxime Goulet, narration by local storyteller Valerie Tutson, original stop-motion animation by FBP dancers Ty Parmenter and Jacob Hoover, scenery from WaterFire Providence, Viktor Plotnikov, and others. The chatterBOXtheatre series is sponsored by Seven Stars Bakery. (more...)

THE KING AND I to Dance Into Chicago This Summer; Tickets on Sale This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Chicago premiere of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will go on sale Friday, March 31, 2017. (more...)

Award Winning Author, Michelle M. Pillow, Launches New Book, 'Cauldrons and Confessions'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

NEW YORK, March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author, Michelle M. Pillow, announces the release of her latest Warlocks MacGregor Novel titled "Cauldrons and Confessions". There's paranormal activity and hijinks from the MacGregors as storyteller Pillow weaves her magic into the pages of her latest release. (more...)

Opera Memphis presents American stories at Midtown Opera Festival
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 2017

For the fifth year running, Opera Memphis will be in midtown for ten days of opera, concerts, parties, and more, including the reading of a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the US Army. Midtown Opera Festival takes place March 31-April 9 at Playhouse on the Square.   (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Drama DISGRACED to Tour Universities, High Schools in China This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The most produced play in America in 2015-16, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer-winning drama Disgraced will tour universities and high schools in China under the direction of Timothy Douglas from April 3 to 30, produced by Ping Pong Productions with grants from the Henry Luce Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in China as well as major support from Chinese hosts and other local partners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Diamond at Joe's Pub with Samantha Massell, Christopher Sieber & Tori Murray
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2017

Jennifer Diamond made her Joe's Pub solo debut on March 27th to a packed house. After selling out at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, with her debut act, IT MY FIRST TIME: PLEASE BE GENTLE, she's brought it to the LES's music hot-spot with IT'S MY FIRST TIME: DOWNTOWN EDITION. Both were directed by longtime pal Richard Jay-Alexander. (more...)

As If! CLUELESS Jukebox Musical Gets Another NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

As if... we can wait any longer! Amy Heckerling's jukebox musical adaptation of the hit '90s film CLUELESS is getting another developmental lab in New York City, according to an Actors' Equity casting notice. The workshop will run July 5 - July 27, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First look at Morgan Keene and More in MIDWESTERN GOTHIC at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Midwestern Gothic. Directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Jelly's Last Jam, West Side Story), this new musical thriller features music, lyrics and orchestrations by Josh Schmidt (Off-Broadway's Adding Machine) and book and lyrics by Royce Vavrek (Dog Days, 27). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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