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The Wall, was adapted by Millard Lampell and is based on John Hersey's novel of the same name.

The Wall tells the inspiring story of forty men and women who escape the dehumanizing horror of the Warsaw ghetto. John Hersey's novel documents the Warsaw ghetto both as an emblem of Nazi persecution and as a personal confrontation with torture, starvation, humiliation, and cruelty.

WaterTower Theatre Announces INTERSECTIONS, A New Community Engagement Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director, Joanie Schultz, today announced details for Intersections. In the spirit of WaterTower Theatre's mission to build community by fostering empathy and dialogue, WaterTower announces its new community engagement programming, aptly titled Intersections, as this programming is constantly exploring where our artistic work intersects with our larger community. (more...)

Applications Now Open for BMI's Jazz Composers Workshop.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc.  (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, is now accepting applications for its 30th annual BMI Jazz Composers Workshop. The application deadline is Tuesday, August 15th, and is now available on This prestigious workshop runs from September 2017 through May 2018 and meets weekly at BMI's headquarters in New York City. (more...)

Graham Russell's A WALL APART to Have World Premiere at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The New York Musical Festival and NewYorkRep present the world premiere of A WALL APART, a new rock musical featuring an original score by Graham Russell of the legendary rock band Air Supply, and a book by Sam Goldstein and Craig Clyde. (more...)

3-D Balloon Theatre Experiment STAGING WITTGENSTEIN to Play Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Following packed houses at a series of performances in New York's SoHo and Lower East Side, 3D Artist/Theatre Maker Blair Simmons brings her balloon-filled theatrical linguistic exploration Staging Wittgenstein to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the single biggest cultural celebration on Earth. (more...)

THE NEAL MORSE BAND Comes to New York City 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

THE NEAL MORSE BAND-singer/guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette-who released their double-disc concept album, THE SIMILITUDE OF A DREAM, November 11, 2016 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY. This is the eighth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the second as a true collaboration with this current lineup. The band's returning to the U.S. for a second round of headlining shows as part of their worldwide tour. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

An HBO favorite returns this summer for his fourth live solo stand-up special on the network when GEORGE LOPEZ: The Wall, LIVE FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. debuts SATURDAY, AUG. 5 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT). (more...)

Liverpool Pride To Fly The Flag This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Liverpool Pride is back this weekend with a two-day celebration of all things LGBT+. Following the successful relocation of the festival in 2016, Liverpool Pride will return to St Georges Quarter for the second year on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July sponsored by Barclays.  (more...)

Dana Smith-Croll, George E. Salazar and Marilyn Sokol to Star in RAGING SKILLET at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

TheaterWorks announced final casting today for RAGING SKILLET by Jacques Lamarre the 5th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season. (more...)

BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - Jul 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger Brings Solo Concert to Madison
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2017

Andrew Keenan-Bolger,actor, director, author and filmmaker brings his solo concert to Madison! He recently starred as "Jesse Tuck" in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway and created the role of "Crutchie" in the Original Broadway Cast of Newsies and in the record-breaking film, Newsies: The Broadway Musical. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: In Bringing Felicity Castagna's Novel To The Parramatta Stage, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW Captures The Soul Of The Western Suburbs.
by Jade Kops - Jul 22, 2017

The contemporary story of growing up in Parramatta gives the Western suburbs an overdue voice in Australian theatre with the premiere of Felicity Castagna's novel turned play, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Announces OLGA: A FAREWELL CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Berkeley's Aurora Theatre Company announces a special limited engagement,OLGA: a farewell concert, a devised piece created by Beth Wilmurt (The Letters, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale,Jack Goes Boating, Bosoms and Neglect, and Salome.) and Her Band, commissioned by Aurora as part of the company'sOriginate + Generate (O+G) new works initiative to promote the creation of forward-looking theater. (more...)

Sony/ATV & Estate of Michael Jackson Extend Mijac Administration Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the Estate of Michael Jackson today announced a long-term extension of Sony/ATV's worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's extraordinary Mijac Music catalog. (more...)

BWW Feature: I, MAC(KERS) at Creede Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Kahkoska - Jul 21, 2017

Husband and wife duo Emily Van Fleet and Nathan Jones candidly chat about their process of creating, writing and directing a show for teens called 'I, Mac(kers)' at Creede Repertory Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Examines Trump's Interview with 'Failing' New York Times
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Donald Trump's off-the-wall interview with the 'failing' New York Times didn't 'fail' to disappoint Stephen. Check out the opening monologue below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY
by Ken Fallin - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company's A NUMBER Extends
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional two weeks of performances for the company's upcoming production of prolific playwright (Cloud Nine, Top Girls, Far Away, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You?, Bliss, Love and Information, Mad Forest) Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER. Barbara Damashek (Splendour, American Buffalo, The Lyons, Fat Pig and Private Jokes, Public Places) directs this pithy drama. (more...)

Josh Ritter's New Album 'Gathering' Out This September; First Single 'Showboat' Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Gathering, the ninth full-length album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released September 22 on Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order (more...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 2
by Garrett Reeves - Jul 19, 2017

In Week 2 of RUNNING RIOT, Joshua takes us into the rehearsal room for a behind the scenes look at what goes into making HIT The Wall! (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Randolph Theatre - Spotlight on Swings
by Guest Blogger: Kate Carmanico - Jul 19, 2017

With the second week of rehearsals well underway, the cast and creative team of The Drowsy Chaperone have moved into our new rehearsal space and are taking advantage of The Wall-to-wall mirrors and sprung floors to run through some of the show's biggest dance numbers. (more...)

Lembit Beecher Debuts SOPHIA'S FOREST 9/8- 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Former Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Lembit Beecher debuts his latest work, Sophia's Forest, this September. This inventive chamber opera scored for five voices, custom-built sound sculptures, string quartet and percussion will premiere September 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at the URBN Center Annex at Drexel University, 3401 Filbert Street. Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch wrote the libretto. Tickets cost $25 for General Admission and $15 for Students and Seniors. Tickets and more information are available at: (more...)

Lifetime Premieres Groundbreaking New Series DATE NIGHT LIVE, 7/27
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

An evening of can't-look-away dating action unfolds in real-time on Lifetime's groundbreaking new series, DATE NIGHT LIVE, premiering Thursday, July 27 at 10pm ET/PT. From Big Fish Entertainment, producers of A&E hit docuseries Live PD, the eight-episode series follows couples from New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego, as they embark on dates - LIVE! (more...)

NBC Wins Primetime Week in 18-49 and Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Despite Fox airing the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, NBC has won the ratings week of July 10-16 in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49 and total viewers, paced by its popular programming that includes “America's Got Talent,” “World of Dance,” “American Ninja Warrior,” and “The Wall.” (more...)

NBC Hires Linda Giambrone to Head Alternative Production Across Network & Studio
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Emmy Award-nominated television producer and production executive Linda Giambrone, who most recently served as executive vice president and head of unscripted production for Endemol Shine North America, has joined NBC Entertainment as executive vice president of production. (more...)

Theatre Caricaturist Ken Fallin to Close THEATER TALK's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Artist and illustrator Ken Fallin - famous for witty pen-and-ink celebrity portraits - is the final guest of the 2016-17 season of THEATER TALK, the NY Emmy-winning interview/discussion series. (more...)

by Abby Rowold - Jul 18, 2017

The concept, a collaboration between Komische Oper Berlin and London-based performance group 1927, (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt), was utterly unique, and Cincinnati Opera's production values were top notch. (more...)

by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 17, 2017

Comedian Elected to Town Council in New Jersey has heart, reminding us that public service can still be fun and honorable. That is why this reviewer is endorsing comedian Joey Novick. (more...)

Excerpt from FROST SERIES OMNIBUS by Liz DeJesus
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 17, 2017

Like fairy tales? You're going to love this new omnibus that rounds up three novels about the descendant of Snow White! Check out the Frost Series by Liz DeJesus today! (more...)

'Transmision En La Erita Meta' Available Now on CD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ethnomusicologist Amanda Villepastour and Cuban producer (Sendero Music) Luis Bran have teamed up to tell the unlikely story of the spirit of music in a small Cuban town through the heartbeat of a set of multi-generational religious drums named Ilú Keké. (more...)

Photo Flash: Summer Orlando Becomes First Male Actor to Play 'Dorothy' in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Ben Orlando AKA drag performer Summer Orlando stars in The Wizard of Oz, the first male actor to ever play the role of Dorothy in an officially licensed production of the show in the world. Scroll down for a first look! (more...)

by Christine Swerczek - Jul 15, 2017

With so much theater happening in Omaha, it's difficult to garner a sold out crowd on a weekend night. But for those who want a mindless jaunt to the Roman Forum, this is your trip. It's quaint. It's charming. (It's filled with Ebkes.) And it's a funny thing. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Presents Dominique Morisseau's DETROIT '67
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

???????Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Andrew Borba and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, is honored to open Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III. Detroit '67 will run July 21- 30th at Bratton Theater at the Chautauqua Institution. Tickets are $35 and are currently on sale. (more...)

Chris Gethard, Laren Lapkus and More Join NOW HEAR THIS Podcast Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Podcast industry leader Midroll Media, organizer of the pioneering Now Hear This podcast festival, is pleased to announce additional programming for the second annual festival. (more...)

Music by the Sea Presents Andrea Lam
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

This program tracks the evolution of the sonata and begins with Beethoven, whose 32 sonatas are revered as a touchstone of the form. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - MARVIN'S ROOM
by Ken Fallin - Jul 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Lili Taylor, Janeane Garofalo, Jack DiFalco, Luca Padovan, and Celia Weston in MARVIN'S ROOM. (more...)

NBC's THE WALL Jumps +20% Week-to-Week in 18-49 & Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

NBC Ranks #1 Thursday night among the Big 4 networks in 18-49 (tie) and total viewers, marking NBC's first Thursday #1 finishes since March 2 (the night of a special Thursday edition of “The Voice”). (more...)

The Yard presents H.O.W. JOURNAL 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

In collaboration with The Yard for the second year in a row, H.O.W. Journal invites you to Twigs, Trees, and Trailblazers, a festive benefit fundraiser event and celebration of HOW Journal's Issue 13. H.O.W. Journal was founded in 2006 and is an art and literary journal that publishes an eclectic mix of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and visual art of prominent and upcoming writers with an effort to raise money for needy children throughout the world. This year, H.O.W. Journal marries dance with literature and honors fearless women throughout history. The event includes dance pieces by Alison Manning and Jesse Keller Jason´s company, DanceTheYard, and readings by acclaimed writers Daphne Merkin, Amy Kurzweil, Victoria Redel, John Reed, and Tiphanie Yanique. (more...)

Centenary Stage Co presents SUMMER JAMFEST: DOO WAH RIDERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Centenary Stage Company welcomes The Doo Wah Riders to the Lackland Center on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm as the second installment of the 2017 Summer Jamfest series. Based out of Southern California, the band has been delighting audiences all across the United States with their unique sound, a blend of country music with Cajun influences. Their set list includes classic country tunes audiences know and love, as well as some original music infused with their own youthful energy. The Doo Wah Riders' are known for their tight musicianship, powerful arrangements, and being "A real crowd pleaser!" as Rey O'Day exclaims. Since 1993, they have released seven albums and one live-concert DVD. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Giving Voice To A Part Of Australian Society Not Often Seen On Stage, AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI Challenges The Prejudice Born Of Fear Of Change
by Jade Kops - Jul 13, 2017

Presenting a story of a part of the community not often seen on stage, Disapol Savetsila's AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI, directed by Paige Rattray, seeks to challenge Sydney Theatre Company audiences to rethink their views of the new and unknown. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Balamory Doubtfire
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 12, 2017

BWW speaks to Martha McBrier about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Balamory Doubtfire. (more...)

VIETNAM Documentary & More Among PBS's Fall 2017 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

PBS today announced its fall 2017 lineup, as well as the January 2018 broadcast of TONY BENNETT: THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS GERSHWIN PRIZE, a PBS music special taping this fall to honor the singer, this year's recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. (more...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 1
by Garrett Reeves - Jul 12, 2017

As WaterTower Theatre's anticipated production of HIT The Wall approaches, cast member Joshua Gonzales documents the production process with this new vlog series, RUNNING RIOT. Episode 1: This week, Joshua landed in Texas from NYC for the first rehearsal of HIT The Wall and the screening of the powerful documentary RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE, by filmmaker Robert L. Camina. Check out the first vlog entry below, and check back soon for more videos. (more...)

Pink Floyd Tribute Show Comes to Upland Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Infinite Floyd - A Pink Floyd Experience brings their spectacular light and audio visual show to the Grove Theatre in Upland on Saturday, August 19th at 8 pm. Performing live in the show as 'Pink Floyd' is Hammer's Inc., one of the best Pink Floyd tribute bands in the world. Hammer's Inc is based in the Inland Empire. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA in the Round at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Broadway veteran Davis Gaines and innovative in-the-round seating will be featured in Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of Man of La Mancha. (more...)

Movers and Shakers! NNPN Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 2017-18 grant recipients, including the 2017 Smith Prize for Political Theatre, seven Producer Residencies, and five Collaboration Fund awards that will support partnerships between multiple Member Theaters, playwrights, and other theater makers in various projects. (more...)

THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.    (more...)

Opera Philadelphia presents Premiere of THE WAKE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

This September, Opera Philadelphia launches O17, the inaugural edition of its game-changing new annual season-opening festival. A twelve-day immersion that promises to "blanket the city with opera" (Washington Post), the festival kicks off new partnerships with two key local cultural institutions. Each will host one of the festival's seven operatic happenings, both of them new operas developed - like 2016's award-winning sensation Breaking the Waves - under the auspices of the company's celebrated Composer in Residence program.  (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Laurie Berkner Album 'The Dance Remixes' - Iconic Tunes Sparkle with EDM Makeover
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Take 14 of The Laurie Berkner Band's most beloved songs for kids, give them a modern-day twist, and remix them into electronic dance songs that all ages will adore. That's the recipe for legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner's new album, Laurie Berkner: The Dance Remixes, set for release on September 22. (more...)

THE EMPATHS Opens This Month at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Empaths, a new play by John Markus and Rebecca Bazell, will have its world premiere at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater July 20 - August 19, 2017. Directed by Jeffry George, The Empaths is a fast paced, timely comedy that mines the complex landscape of shifting societal mores, family roles, and the expectations of relationships. (more...)

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