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THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53RD Cancels Tonight's Show Due to Snow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Tonight's performance of Dick Brukenfeld's new comedy THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53rd at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, NYC, is canceled due to the snow storm. Performances will resume Friday, February 10th at 8 PM. (more...)

The International Opera Awards 2017 Finalists Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards has just announced the finalists for this year's Awards. (more...)

Ben Woolf's ANGRY YOUNG MAN Will Make American Debut at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, will continue its 33rd season with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award- winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Donna Flaska and Carol Margosein Announce 'Waddling Walter Runs Away to the Wide, Wide World'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

'Waddling Walter Runs Away to the Wide, Wide World,' is the new collaborative work of Donna Flaska and Carol Margosein. Flaska is a former business owner who has retired and is enjoying creative endeavors and time with her fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Margosein is a retired teacher with thirty-five years of experience in elementary, junior high, and high school, as well as college, and is the grandmother of one school-age girl. Together, they have completed their new book 'Waddling Walter Runs Away to the Wide, Wide World': an adventure story for children and their adults to explore rudeness and its repercussions. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROYALE at City Theatre Showcases the Power of Sports and Theatre in 75 Brilliant Minutes
by Mike Mekus - Feb 9, 2017

THE ROYALE at City Theatre follows the story of Heavyweight Champion boxer Jay Johnson as he deals with racial inequity and impacting African-American culture with his success. (more...)

Finalists Announced for International Opera Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, May 7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

With more than 20,000 nominations made, the International Opera Awards is pleased to announce the finalists for this year's Awards. These were selected by an international jury chaired by John Allison, editor of Opera magazine and classical music critic with The Daily Telegraph, 'Once again, it was both a challenge and a pleasure for us to produce these shortlists, and I am very grateful to our distinguished jury. The quality of the nominations—received in record numbers this year—was very high, and I hope our lists prove that for all the difficulties faced by the world's opera companies, opera is in fact in a healthy and vibrant state.' (more...)

New York Times & Spotify Team for Ultimate All-Access News and Music Experience
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The New York Times today announced that new Times digital subscribers who sign up for a one-year All Access subscription will receive free, unlimited access to Spotify Premium. (more...)

FLIGHT 3407 is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

CLARENCE, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Advantage Media Group announces the release of Flight 3407: Compassionate Leadership In The Face of Disaster (Advantage Media Group, October 2016), a book by David Bissonette, an accomplished safety and emergency management professional, consultant, speaker and author. 'As a longtime resident and emergency manager of my town, I was driven and compelled to provide a way of compassionately understanding the incredible emotional and long-lasting effects of such a horrible tragedy,' David explains. 'I have trained my entire life in the area of emergency management and am passionate about making a difference when a tragedy occurs.' (more...)

USA Masters Track Championships Return To Albuquerque, 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The USA Track & Field Masters Championship return to Albuquerque Friday through Sunday February 17-19 after last year's unprecedented forty-four world and American records set at the Albuquerque championship, with competitors 30-99 years old. Over 600 of the country's best older athletes include Olympians, world champions, NFL players, and entertainers including a jazz great (Nolan Shaheed, M65, Pasadena, CA, who has been the lead for Stevie Wonder and Count Basie and played in the Emmys and The Voice). (more...)

Russian Virtuoso Daniil Trifonov to Make Long-Awaited Australian Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

???????Twenty-five year-old Daniil Trifonov has taken the musical world by storm. Ever since his astounding prize-winning performance at the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2011, critics have been quick to draw comparisons between the young Russian pianist and the likes of Liszt and Rachmaninoff. (more...)

Theater Critic Charles Isherwood Leaves The New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Theater critic Charles Isherwood has departed The New York Times, reporter Michael Paulson confirmed today. (more...)

Award-Winning Journalist Sam Borden Joins ESPN as Global Sports Contributor
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Award-winning journalist Sam Borden has joined ESPN as a writer and television contributor. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents HERSHEY FELDER OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, Hershey Felder as OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY, written  by Hershey Felder, music by Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and directed by Trevor Hay. "This might be the most powerful piece of work that Hershey and Trevor have ever brought to the Playhouse. Tchaikovsky's story is as relevant and important today as it was in the 1800s," says Wareham.  OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 1; will open on Sunday, March 5 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, March 26, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

La Internet de los mares despliega las velas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for American Premiere of ANGRY YOUNG MAN at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Urban Stages, Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director, has announced the cast of the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Angry Young Man by award-winning playwright Ben Woolf, directed by Stephen Hamilton. (more...)

Callision Inc. Launches the First Free Cloud Business Phone System and the First Carrier-Independent Enterprise-Grade Contact Center as a Service
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

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BWW Preview: IT GETS BETTER Uses Theatre, Music, Dance to Open Dialogue About LGBTQ Youth at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 21, 2017

On March 24, 2017, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents it gets better in Ferguson Hall at 7:30 p.m. it gets better is a timely and moving musical theatre experience by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts. (more...)

darkDARK x Consequence of Sound Debut New EP 'Heathered'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Anyone who's heard the name S U R V I V E is aware of the current revival of '70s and '80s era synth music. The Strange Things composers tapped into a nostalgic fascination with the darker side of synth music and helped bring it to the masses. (more...)

NJT Stages 1924's 'Crime of the Century' NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

As the New Jewish Theatre continues its 20th Season with John Logan's Never the Sinner fromMarch 16 - April 2, we bring to the stage a uniquely chilling love story between two brilliant and privileged young men as they are tried for what became known in 1924 as the "crime of the century."  This exquisite Off Broadway hit explores the complex relationship between these two who longed to create a private world of fevered intellect and romantic passion. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

ESPN College GameDay Heads West to Arizona, 2/25
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm heads west to the campus of Arizona, on Saturday, Feb. 25, in advance of the Saturday Primetime presented by AT&T pivotal Pac-12 matchup showcasing No. 6 UCLA at No. 5 Arizona (ESPN, 8:15 p.m. ET). (more...)

Highline Ballroom Whitney Houston Tribute to Mark Five Years Since Icon's Passing
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Almost nine years ago, a spontaneous duet of Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You' in The Times Square subway station captured the imagination of over a million viewers worldwide on social media. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE BODYGUARD in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that the Melbourne season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at the Regent Theatre from 24 August. The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. (more...)

NEA Still At Risk as Trump Budget Deadline Grows Closer
by Julie Musbach - Feb 18, 2017

The New York Times reports that Trump has not backed down on intentions to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts as a way to curb government spending and balance the budget. Budget planning was already delayed as the budget office waited for the confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as budget director, and the administration now hopes to have a plan finalized by March 13. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Present 2017 Family Night on Broadway at Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Join us on Opening Night of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at The Times-Union Center for Family Night on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Opens at Omaha Community Playhouse 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Rock of Ages, running March 3 - April 2, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is set in L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987. It tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. This jukebox musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It uses the hits of the 1980s to tell its story, including "Sister Christian," "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Dead or Alive," "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believing" and many more. Rock of Ages takes you back to The Times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! Contains mischievous behavior, suggestive and adult dialogue and comedic reference to drug usage. (more...)

Revenue-Sharing Agreement Between HotApp International Inc and iGalen International Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

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Fuse Explores Politics and a Brand's New DNA, The Impact of Millennial Parents, and Facebook's Upward Trend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

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Chicago Philharmonic Presents SOUND OF CHANGE, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) present "Sounds of Change," a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of The Times. (more...)

Liam Forde, Kristoffer Lowe and Natalie Douglas to Headline Cabaret Series at Lynn This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that tickets are still available for this season's remaining concerts under the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

Scoop: THE GREAT INDOORS on CBS - Thursday, March 2, 2017
by - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GREAT INDOORS, airing on CBS on Thursday, March 2, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Nikka Graff Lanzarone on Debuting HERO WORSHIP at Feinstein's/54 Below and Performing SWEET CHARITY in the Aftermath of the Election
by Casey Mink - Feb 16, 2017

Audiences may know Nikka Graff Lanzarone from her role in the recent Off-Broadway production of SWEET CHARITY, or as the co-creator and host of the Broadway-centric podcast THE ENSEMBLIST, in which she and her co-host Mo Brady delve into each facet of creating a Broadway show with an emphasis on all those names that aren't above the title. Now, the multifaceted talent prepares to make her Feinstein's/54 Below debut on February 23, with a show she's co-created called HERO WORSHIP. Before descending to the sublevel venue, Lanzarone, billing the concert as an "eclectic whirl through the songs and performers who shaped [her] into the human she is," discussed with BroadwayWorld how she found her way into the show conceptually. She also shared details of what it was like to be a part of the feminist interpretation of SWEET CHARITY in the aftermath of the election, and how she hopes her podcast breaks down the stigma of ensemble work on Broadway. (more...)

Sea Asia Survey: Industry Leaders Call for More Big Data Experts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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FRIDAY 5 (+1): MY FAIR LADY at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady - based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - opens tomorrow night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, featuring Erica Patterson (and her understudy Ashley Wolfe, who takes on the iconic role for three performances) as Eliza Doolittle, surrounded by a bevy of Nashville's finest leading men, including Cavender Lane, Elliott Winston Robinson, Chris Cavin, Austin Jeffrey Smith and George Hardimon IV. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Jonas Kaufmann, Joyce DiDonato Will Highlight Met Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 season will feature 220 performances of 26 works, including two Met premieres, one co-commissioned by the company and one an older masterpiece having its first Met performances; a variety of repertory favorites, three in new productions; and performances of Verdi's towering concert work for soloists, orchestra, and chorus, the Requiem. Of note, Broadway star Kelli O'Hara is set to return to the Met in Così fan tutte this season. (more...)

Lisa Hannigan Performs 'Undertow' on CORDEN; Embarks on North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Lisa Hannigan performs “Undertow” on “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” Watch the performance here: http://bit.ly/2lKTale. The track appears on her album At Swim. (more...)

World's Largest Internet Exchange DE-CIX: Growth set to continue
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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The Musical Stage Company Celebrates New Name; FUN HOME Canadian Premiere Headlines 2017-18 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

With great pride and excitement today, Acting Up Stage Company makes a series of major announcements about a significant expansion, along with a robust 14th season, new musical development initiatives, major producing partnerships, and a brand new name and vision. (more...)

Time Zone Theatre Ltd Announces Cast of THREADS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

It's been 5 years. Vic's moved on. Charlie's a medical mystery. And nothing's making sense. Held together by their past, torn apart by their present and unsure if there even is a future. Their explosive encounter makes them question everything they know and ask why they can't break free of the threads that bind them together. David Lane's thrilling two-hander explores love, loss and what happens when life goes on, but you can't. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53RD Adds Weekend Show to Make Up for Snow Storm Closure
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Dick Brukenfeld's new comedy THE BIG BROADCAST ON EAST 53rd currently playing at The TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, NYC, has added a performance on Saturday, February 18 at 3 PM to replace the February 9th show, which was canceled due to the snow storm.  (more...)

ESPN COLLEGE GAMEDAY to Celebrate 100th Episode at North Carolina, 2/18
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

ESPN College GameDay Covered by State Farm will celebrate its 100th episode at North Carolina, which will be making its record-16th appearance on the show, on Saturday, Feb. 18 (more...)

Prince's Warner Bros. Records Catalog Returns To All Streaming Services Globally
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) has officially confirmed that Prince's iconic WBR catalog is now available to stream across all digital services. (more...)

Prince's Warner Bro's Catalog Will Be Available to Stream
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) has officially confirmed that Prince's iconic WBR catalog will be available to stream across all digital services by the time the Grammy Awards begin today at 5pm PT. The first hits will start to appear on services at 9am PT. (more...)

Meryl Streep Promises to Continue to Stand Up to Trump
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2017

According to the New York Times, Meryl Streep has no intention of staying quiet about the current political situation. After a rousing speech at the Golden Globe Awards that urged her fellow performers and colleagues to stay socially aware and protect the rights of everyone, Streep found herself the subject of angry tweets from Trump. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Sheridan Smith And Chris Peluso Star In FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????Sheridan Smith and Chris Peluso lead the cast of Funny Girl which comes to The Bristol Hippodrome from March 21st - 25th having enjoyed critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre. (more...)

Celebrate Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Season with REMOTE L.A
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Celebrate Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Season with a pedestrian-based live art experience. Participants will join a group of 50 people exploring Los Angeles on a guided audio tour that seems to follow them as much as they are following it, directed and produced by award-winning international documentary theatre team Rimini Protokoll. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES and THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT Coming to Cain Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The City of Cleveland Heights announces the regional premiere of ROCK OF AGES will be produced in the Alma Theater June 8-25 as part of Cain Park's 2017 season. The beloved songs from Meredith Willson's classic, THE MUSIC MAN, will be presented in a concert version August 5-6 in the Evans Amphitheater with Liza Grossman's Contemporary Youth Orchestra. (more...)

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