Where Are They Now? TYLER CRAVENS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2016

Today's subject of Where Are They Now?, our regular feature in which we catch-up with those people who once called Nashville home but who are now reaching for their dreams all over the creative world. Actor Tyler Cravens first made a splash in Nashville theater after starring on the Roxy Regional Theatre stage while still in the U.S. Army and stationed at nearby Fort Campbell, Kentucky. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Wouldn't it be Loverly' If All Theatre Was As Enchanting at GLT's MY FAIR LADY?
by Roy Berko - Sep 27, 2016

MY FAIR LADY, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's award winning and universally praised musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's play, PYGMALION, centers on Eliza Doolittle, an uneducated Cockney flower girl who, in an attempt to 'become a proper lady,' takes lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a self-centered egotist. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMILTON: THE REVOLUTION
by Victoria Noe - Sep 27, 2016

Hamilton: The Revolution is not just a book: it's a whole shelf in a library or bookstore. (more...)

BWW Review: KNUFFLE BUNNY Spins a Great Tale at Adventure Theatre MTC
by Keith Tittermary - Sep 27, 2016

Every child has that one stuffed animal that they can't live without. Every parent knows the dilemma of what happens when the toy goes missing and the tantrum that follows. In the opening of Adventure Theatre - MTC's 65th season, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical perfectly describes every parent's worst nightmare: the missing beloved toy. (more...)

MITF: Raising the Curtain on a Brighter Future for the Arts in New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Starting with our Autumn Arts, MITF will also serve as a place for artists emerging from colleges and special programs to enter into the professional world with abundant support from an experienced artistic and academic advisory. Now, established professionals and the next generation can join in. (more...)

MEL GIEDROYC and CAROLINE QUENTIN Join the Cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Great British Bake Off host MEL GIEDROYC and comedy actress favourite CAROLINE QUENTIN join the already star studded cast of NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS giving the West End a unique experience of seeing star performances of songs from four new musicals, in this one off Gala Concert at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on MONDAY 28 NOVEMBER at 7.30pm produced by musical theatre production company The Stable. (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training $7,500 Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training today announced that it is the recipient of a $7,500 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. This generous gift supports the Conservatory's Shakespeare in the Gardens: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, a new initiative presented in collaboration with Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The final show of the Conservatory's 2016-17 season, the production will present Shakespeare's spirited and whimsical classic on the stunning grounds of Selby Gardens April 11 through 29. The grant is made possible by the Jarrett Family Fund at Gulf Coast. (more...)

Camilla Whitehill's WHERE DO LITTLE BIRDS GO? Comes to the Old Red Lion Theatre this November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Longsight Theatre presents award-winning Edinburgh Festival 2015 sell-out smash hit, Where Do Little Birds Go? starring Jessica Butcher and directed by Sarah Meadows. This uplifting and beautiful one-woman play is the debut play from Channel 4 and Bush Theatre writer, Camilla Whitehill. (more...)

BWW Review: How Do You Become a Producer? The Producers of the North American Premiere of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Explain
by Charles Shubow - Sep 27, 2016

Jay and Cindy Gutterman bring a new comedy to the Wilmington Theatre Company in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT Over-simplifies the Complex Dilemma of Access to Education for Girls and Young Women
by David Fick - Sep 27, 2016

The discrimination against girls and young women when it comes to their education remains a pervasive issue in contemporary society. WAIT, currently playing at the Cape Town Fringe, focuses on just two of these: the priority of educating boys over girls and the marrying off of girls and young women for capital gain. (more...)

BWW Review: QUEEN of KATWE Deserves the Trophy, the Pennant, the Belt, and the Title!
by Katricia Lang - Sep 27, 2016

QUEEN OF KATWE is a genuinely moving sports film directed by Mira Nair, starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o, and introducing Madina Nalwanga, who plays real life underdog and chess champion Phiona Mutesi. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Corey Feldman Reveals Corey Haim's Mom's Request on Today's DR OZ
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Former teen star Corey Feldman opens up to DR OZ on today's show and reveals that his late best friend, Corey Haim's mom asked him not to talk about her son. Watch the clip below! (more...)

Shooter Jennings Black Ribbons: Ultimate Edition Out 11/8; Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Shooter Jennings recently announced the newly packaged and remastered version of his critically acclaimed groundbreaking album Black Ribbons: The Ultimate Edition to hit stores on Election Day, November 8, 2016. (more...)

Dick King-Smith's BABE, THE SHEEP-PIG Returns to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Adapted from Dick King-Smith's much-loved children's novel which inspired the Oscar-winning 1995 film, Babe, The Sheep-Pig will be brought to life on stage in an enchanting new production, embarking on a major UK Tour in 2017 following a Christmas season at Polka Theatre. Featuring stunning puppetry, an original score and an utterly charming 'baa-ber sheep' quartet, the tour will launch from West Yorkshire Playhouse on Monday 13 February and run until September 2017. Full tour schedule attached; further dates to be announced.   (more...)

Girl Be Heard to Honor Danai Gurira and Fran Hauser at 2016 GOTTA LOVE GIRLS GALA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Girl Be Heard, the girl-led global movement and theatre collective, will honor Danai Gurira and Fran Hauser with the prestigious Fairy Godmother Award at their Gotta Love Girls Gala in New York City. The award, presented annually to two women for their outstanding work as advocates for girls and women around the world, will be bestowed and celebrated among an evening of music, dancing, and theatre. (more...)

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble Announces Regional Premiere of DARK SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Dark Sisters Park Ridge--Third Eye Theatre Ensemble, a Chicago performance company, which seeks to engage audiences with inspiring performances relevant to today's ever-changing world, will be presenting the Chicago Premiere of composer Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston October 21st-November 6th as the fall portion of its third season. (more...)

BWW Review: DURAN SANDWICHES are Unique and Absolutely Delicious
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 27, 2016

Duran Sandwiches in the Flatiron District of Manhattan is a unique gourmet experience where you will enjoy delicious, artfully prepared open-faced sandwiches made with the finest and freshest ingredients. (more...)

BWW Review: Nothing Can Stop THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, Except the Script
by Natalie de la Garza - Sep 26, 2016

I want to see more films like Antoine Fuqua's THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN -- a Western with plenty of action, old-school but with a diverse cast, strong performances, all under capable direction. Now, if only we could get a better script. (more...)

BWW Review: Catch The 'Jersey Boys' While You Can
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2016

To call JERSEY BOYS a 'jukebox musical' is downright myopic, as underneath the musical's cotton-candy pop hits lies a piercing story of ambition, love, drugs, sex, greed, failures, triumphs, and yes, family values. However, it would take more than a fanatic mind to look beyond those monster hits to see the real heart of the show--one that tells of realities past that still ring true in today's cutthroat music industry. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Extends Again Into January in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand for tickets, David Mirvish the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers have announced that the Canadian premiere production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL is once again forcing them to extend its run, this time through January 8th, 2017. This will be the final extension, MATILDA must leave Toronto after its final performance on January 8th. (more...)

Butch Vig's Smart Studios Story Announces Screening Dates, Companion Vinyl + Billy Corgan Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Butch Vig's Smart Studios announces The Smart Studios Story, the official film of Record Story Day, will be heading on a screening tour across the U.S. (more...)

Smash-Hit Musical BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Following an incredibly successful 25th anniversary worldwide tour, Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is back touring UK in 2016. The autumn tour visits Coventry's Belgrade Theatre from Weds 12 - Sat 15 Oct. (more...)

Daniel Hyde to Lead the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra in Haydn's THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio Celebrates Another Mayor at FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

What happens when mayors meet? We found out over the weekend when NYC's Mayor Bill de Blasio met another mayor... well, sort of. De Blasio attended a recent performance of Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG)'s sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello!, which just transferred to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues). Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

A Transgender Story Told Through Opera at Washington Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

This fall, Seattleites can hear opera in a Central-District venue that once housed performances by Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. But the location isn't the only new thing about Seattle Opera's As One,which will be presented in the historic Washington Hall. As One, a chamber opera with only two singers, tells The Story of Hannah, a transwoman, and her journey to self-understanding. The opera is meant to be both an experience, and a vehicle for meaningful conversation. (more...)

West Coast Premiere of John Grisham's Gripping Drama A TIME TO KILL Opens This Fall at Theatre 68's New Home
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to present the West Coast premiere of "A TIME TO KILL" - Based on the Bestseller by John Grisham and adapted for the stage by Rupert Holmes.  (more...)

Seattle Rep Associate Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski Directs Ellen McLaughlin's IPHIGENIA AND OTHER DAUGHTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Marya Sea Kaminski, Associate Artistic Director at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and graduate of the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program, is returning to her Alma Matter to direct Ellen McLaughlin's modern adaptation of the Fall of the House of Atreus, Iphigenia and Other Daughters. (more...)

The Australian Ballet Reveals a Season of Wonderment for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Australian Ballet's Artistic Director David McAllister and Executive Director Libby Christie today announced the 2017 program. Combining outstanding classic and contemporary works, the season showcases the artistry of dance with story balletsAlice's Adventures in Wonderland©, The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker - The Story of Clara, and inspires awe with Faster and Symphony in C.  (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Jennifer Simard to Star as 'Cindy Lou Who' in WHO'S HOLIDAY! Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard will play 'Cindy Lou Who' in the world premiere of Matthew Lombardo's Christmas comedy in couplets, WHO'S HOLIDAY!, to be directed by Carl Andress. (more...)

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE to Celebrate 5th Anniversary with Special Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Off Broadway Family Theatre has announced a month of celebrations leading up to the 5th Anniversary performance of The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, NYC, on October 22nd, 2016. (more...)

Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman Among INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARD Nominees; Full List
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 International Emmy Awards were announced today by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. There are 40 Nominees across 10 categories and 15 countries. The full list of Nominees follows this release. Winners will be announced at a black-tie Ceremony on November 21, 2016 at the Hilton New York Hotel. (more...)

BWW Review: Strong Performances Distinguish Portland Players' BONNIE AND CLYDE
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Sep 26, 2016

Portland Players opened its 86th season with an intense production of the Ivan Menchell-Don Black-Frank Wildhorn musical, Bonnie and Clyde, about the legendary Depression-era American outlaws. The 2009 musical theatre retelling of the short and violent lives of this pair, who robbed banks and left scores of dead victims in their wake as they evaded the law in a misguided quest for notoriety, puts a romantic spin on their legend at the same time that it does not side step the grittier aspects of this tale. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a First Look at Disney Cruise Line's FROZEN Musical Stage Show!
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

For the 'first time in forever,' the beloved animated hit FROZEN is getting the Disney Cruise Line theatrical treatment as the new stage show, FROZEN: A MUSICAL SPECTACULAR, boards the Disney Wonder this November. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Bryce Pinkham in Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL, starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, withCorbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, is currently in previews for an opening on October 6, 2016 at Studio 54. This is a limited engagement through January 1, 2017. With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Bring on the Blue Skies with Highlights from HOLIDAY INN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL, starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, withCorbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, is currently in previews for an opening on October 6, 2016 at Studio 54. This is a limited engagement through January 1, 2017. With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn.  (more...)

JCTC-KIDS to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to Jersey City's Puppet Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

A young girl follows a White Rabbit into a dreamlike world were animals talk and eating mushrooms can change your size. When this realm's tyrannical ruler accuses the rabbit of stealing tarts - for which the punishment is decapitation - the girl must stand up to injustice by using logic and virtue. (more...)

Dejvicke Theatre to Visit Czech Centre London This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Critically acclaimed for original writing and star casting and boasting multiple national and international awards, the Dejvicke Theatre is one of Prague's most celebrated cult venues. Now, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Made in Prague festival organized by the Czech Centre London, the theatre will make its London debut. All plays are in Czech with English surtitles. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - Imagine
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - Sep 26, 2016

I was never one to sit still. I always tap a foot in the air while I'm sitting cross-legged. I twirl my pen while taking notes in a lecture and make typing motions with my fingers while trying to figure out what to write. But I surprised myself. I have done more sitting still in the last week than I have in my entire life, and it was nothing less than enlightening.  (more...)

Scoop: CONVICTION on ABC - Monday, October 10, 2016
by - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on CONVICTION, airing on ABC on Monday, October 10, 2016! (more...)

New Children's Picture Book, PAINTING FOR HONEY BEES, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Based on a true story and inspired by a beloved beekeeper uniquely named Unkle Ray, this picture book blossoms with its educational twist on the importance of our busy little pollinators honey bees! Throughout this charming story, young artists are colorfully engaged with honey bee knowledge. Why are beehives so important? What is the difference between a nest and a beehive? These are just a few of the interesting questions that are discussed throughout The Story and detailed with beautiful water colored art. It's a delightful tale and visually nurtures honey bee awareness for all readers (young and old). This attractive book also features additional perks for its readers like honey bee fun facts, 10 ways to help protect honey bees and has a thirty-word glossary at the end. (more...)

Suspense on Stage this Fall, as MRT Presents ABIGAIL/1702
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

This fall Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) presents the regional premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's 'Abigail/1702', the haunting play that asks what might have happened ten years after the Salem witch trials. At the center of The Story is Abigail Williams, the young accuser of 1692's Salem Village, as she tries to begin a new life after the hysteria has subsided-yet remains haunted at every turn by terrors of the past. Tlaloc Rivas directs. (more...)

The Growing Stage Kicks Off 35th Season with NJ Professional Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong opens its 35th Anniversary Main Stage season with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.  The show runs October 7th through the 23rd with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM.   (more...)

Sam Jane Brown Pens FORGOTTEN WORD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'Forgotten Word,' the popular but controversial Christian thriller by Sam Jane Brown, offers unique insights into resolving the question of whether or not a looming 'One World' government is actually prophesized in the Bible. The topic has created significant dispute amongst Christian thinkers. But, the question remains: Does the Bible foretell the rise of a 'World Government' based on a single World Religion? (more...)

Photo Flash: EXCLUSIVE New Photos of Dominic Cooper as THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Presented by TRH Productions, Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Ilene Starger, Dominic Cooper makes his West End debut as the most notorious rogue in Restoration England, the Earl of Rochester, in this thrilling new production of The Libertine. (more...)

Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys Presents F.J. Haydn's Oratorio THE CREATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7:30pm the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys and Orchestra of St. Luke's present Haydn's The Creation oratorio in the opening concert of the 2016/17 season. Displaying Haydn's unfussy optimism, The Creation features some of the most memorable and life-enhancing music ever written. Soloists include soprano Ellie Dehn who sings the parts of Gabriel and Eve. Versatile tenor Thomas Cooley sings Uriel and bass Craig Phillips sings the parts of Raphael and Adam. (more...)

BWW Review: No Need to Wait: WAIT UNTIL DARK
by Daniel Collins - Sep 26, 2016

Baltimore's Everyman attempts a pre-Halloween scare with WAIT UNTIL DARK now through Oct. 9th. (more...)

Green Space Presents TAKE ROOT with Treehouse Shakers
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 26, 2016

Green Space is pleased to offer a diverse roster of new/emerging artists in October. Fertile Ground will present new work by various artists and Take Root will present the Treehouse Shakers performing a special program for Young Audiences.  (more...)

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