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Gaiety Theatre (New York, NY)
1547 Broadway at W. 46th St.

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Fast Drivers Ed Online Puts Creative New Spin on an Aged Industry
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

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BWW Review: GORGON Deals With Youth Deaths And Coping With Grief
by Barry Lenny - May 4, 2016

Elena Karapetis has moved into scriptwriting and is presenting her second play, Gorgon. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

L.A.'s The Hollow Trees 'Hello Friend' to Be Released 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Acclaimed for their high-energy, acoustic Americana music played with passion, skill, and humor, the Los Angeles-based band The Hollow Trees is set to launch their fourth album of upbeat, top-tapping folk music for families, Hello Friend, on July 1. (more...)

Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley to Host 50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS Live on ABC
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Country superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will be returning to host Country Music's Biggest Night in 2016. (more...)

Mike Schleifer Named New Managing Director of Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Alliance Theatre announces today the appointment of Mike Schleifer to Managing Director. Schleifer has been serving the organization in the capacity of General Manager since March 2014, having arrived from a thirteen-year run at Baltimore's Center Stage. The promotion comes ahead of three transformative years for the Alliance as the organization embarks on an exciting renovation.  (more...)

National Endowment for the Arts to Award More Than $82 Million for Arts Projects Nationwide, Including Big Apple Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $30,000 to support Big Apple Circus' renowned community outreach programs: Clown Care®, Circus of the Senses, Big Apple Circus Embraces Autism, and Vaudeville Visits. This is the circus' third year of funding for the programs, helping to bring the arts to under-served populations for yet another season. (more...)

Arrow Electronics' Semi-Autonomous Car Hits Record 152 MPH With Quadriplegic Former Racecar Driver Behind the Wheel
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

 Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present The Skin of Our Teeth, a timeless comedy by Thornton Wilder that has amazed audiences for generations with its unique theatrical style, huge, and not always human, cast and an epic story that spans centuries. The Skin of Our Teeth is a play in three acts, Artists Rep's production will include 3 to 10 Community Guest Stars in walk-on roles for every performance and will employ multimedia projections, live video feed and a cornucopia of masks. (more...)

Big Apple Circus to Welcome Guest Ringmaster NYC Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Big Apple Circus welcomes Guest Ringmaster New York City Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik to the Big Top on May 21, 2016 at 4:30pm for the company's 38th season with the Queens Premiere of its all-new show, The GrandTour. (more...)

BWW Review: CentreStage's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE - And Just What Would Ibsen Write About Flint, Michigan?
by Joseph Baker - May 2, 2016

As the curtain prepares to close on the theatre season in Memphis, 'tried and true' standards -- A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Germantown Community Theatre and HAY FEVER at Theatre Memphis -- are competing stage to stage with powerhouse musicals -- MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL at Playhouse on the Square. Easy to overlook is CentreStage Theatre's 'small scale' but timely production of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, staged at the Evergreen Theatre. While the intimate confines of that particular venue necessarily limit the production values that might be found elsewhere, the themes and surprising ironic twists, as well as the commitment of Director Marler Stone and his ensemble, are as relevant and riveting as an audience might wish -- Just how much 'truth' should be shared with the public? When funds go 'head to head' with environmental and health concerns, which will out? When democracy is allowed to go 'full steam ahead,' are there inherent dangers? Frankly, the play -- written decades ago -- reminds me how far ahead of his time Ibsen was as a writer. (more...)

AwesomeTech Industries to Present THE WHEEL OF INVENTION at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Writer/Director Brandon Beck and Producer Beth Scorzato, the co-owners of production company AwesomeTech Industries, announced that their play, The Wheel OF INVENTION, will be performed at the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival this June. (more...)

Dominance of Luxury Vehicles at Beijing Auto Show Points to a...
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

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Hagerty Launches Online Destination For Customized Car Guy Merchandise
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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'Elegant Constructions with Martha Grover' Ceramic Workshop Coming to View
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

View, a multi-arts center located in Old Forge, NY, announces Elegant Constructions with Martha Grover, a two-day ceramic demonstrative workshop held on June 25th and 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (more...)

Discovery Channel Announces New Survival Adventure Series THE WHEEL
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Discovery is taking the survivalist genre to the next level with The Wheel, the network's newest series from Pilgrim Media Group. (more...)

MADE IN AMERICA & More Among MGM's Latest Limited Edition Releases
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Bring home the latest wave of classics from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Cinema Archives vault and MGM's Limited Edition Collection and rediscover classic film titles spanning 60 years from the 1930s to the 1990s. (more...)

Need a Designated Driver? Now, There's an App for that - DRYVRS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

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Anchorage Concert Association Announces Newest Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Anchorage Concert Association is proud to announce their latest season. The ACA has been hard at work to put together a lineup of shows that will inspire and entertain Alaskans over the next year. You're going to love what we've got!  (more...)

Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Sneak Peek - American Masters to Present of THE HIGHWAYMEN: FRIENDS TILL THE END
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Frequently referred to as 'the Mount Rushmore of country music,' The Highwaymen Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson were American country music's first bona fide supergroup (more...)

We Save Lives Launches Powerful Anti-Drunk Driving Initiative 'Reflections From Inside'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

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The ABCs of a BFF or 'love of your life' getaway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In the Texas Hill Country the average highs range from 79 to 85 in April and May. There are clear skies, bluebonnets and plenty to do especially for best friends and couples. It's the perfect time for a refreshing getaway weekend or a spring vacation. Recharge from the long winter or long hours of work, work, work. Check out the ABCs of a BFF or 'love of your life' getaway in New Braunfels, Texas: (more...)

SHOTSPEARE Will Return This Spring at the Slipper Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Back by popular demand, Shotspeare is returning to New York with its reprehensible renditions of Romeo & Juliet and Macbethat The Slipper Room (167 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002). Performances are Monday nights starting April 4th through June 13th, 2016. Tickets are on sale now via www.slipperroom.com. (more...)

VIDEO: John Travolta's Daughter Gets a Driving Lesson from Her Dad & Ellen DeGeneres!
by - Apr 5, 2016

John Travolta's daughter Ella got behind The Wheel with her dad John and ELLEN to prepare for her driver's license test. Check out the video below! (more...)

Boyd Gaming Celebrates May with Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day Multipliers and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Boyd Gaming properties are bursting with ways to win this May, including A-May-Zing May Spin to Win Drawings, Memorial Day and Cinco De Mayo promotions, and much more! (more...)

Making Good Use of Policy Research
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

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U.S. Hispanics More Likely to Use Smartphones While Driving; AT&T Says 'Puede Esperar,' Launches Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Distracted Driving Report Reveals Cellcontrol's Safe Driving Technology Blocked Over 40 million Texts and Apps from Drivers' Cell Phones Over Past Three Months
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Celebrating 25 Years of RUMORS at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

Opening night quickly approaches at Nashville's historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - which this year celebrates its 50th season - for Neil Simon's Rumors, first produced on the iconic and completely magical floating stage in 1991. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Liz Shivener of GHOST at Fulton Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Liz Shivener - Apr 25, 2016

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Analogue Theatre to Bring STOWAWAY to HOME in Manchester This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Award-winning Analogue Theatre will bring its highly acclaimed show STOWAWAY to HOME in Manchester, Thursday 5 - Saturday 7 May 2016. STOWAWAY tells a powerful story on the highly topical issue of migration in extreme circumstances.  (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's CARMINA BURANA and LAYLA & THE MAJNUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 22, 2016

Nashville Ballet brings its 30th anniversary season to a close with two works choreographed by artistic director and CEO Paul Vasterlling:  a dazzlingly intricate and grand revival of Carmina Burana, set to the timeless music of Carl Orff, and the world premiere of Layla & The Majnun, which features the music of composer Richard Danielpour, which recreates one of the world's oldest love stories from Persian culture. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

BWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary Classics
by Alexa Spiegel - Apr 2, 2016

In a time where source material is a controversial topic, many people state that there have been a lack of original ideas for Broadway shows. Recently, movie adaptations have been the newest trend to hit the stage. However, adaptations are certainly not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of what is generally considered the traditional Broadway musical, shows have been adapted from other works. Classic shows such as SHOW BOAT and THE KING AND I found the origins to their stories in novels. More recently, novel adaptations have found success with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and the 2014 Tony Winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. (more...)

Carolyn Dorfman Dance Unveils Collaborative World Premiere at NJPAC Performance and Gala Benefit
by Louisa Brady - Apr 2, 2016

Carolyn Dorfman Dance, whose bold and dramatic works connect life and movement, hosts its annual performance and gala benefit at New Jersey's premiere performing arts center (NJPAC), Friday, April 8, 2016, at 8:00 p.m. Ten of Dorfman's stunning dancers will present the world premiere of Traces-her newest work in collaboration with her stellar artistic team from her award winning, Interior Designs. Her riveting and explosive Echad and the sensuous duet Keystone will also be performed during this celebratory evening. The Jerry Vezza Quartet will entertain during the pre-show reception, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and at the dessert reception following the performance. Traces will have its New York premiere the following weekend on April 16th, 8:00 p.m., at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (LPAC), Long Island City, Queens. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

THE MENTOR MYTH by Debby Carreau is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Bibliomotion is thrilled to announce the launch of THE MENTOR MYTH: How to Take Control of Your Own Success by Debby Carreau (April 19, 2016). (more...)

BWW Dance Article: 'Dance: Broadway Stage and Screen' Presented by THE DANCE ENTHUSIAST
by Bob Rizzo - Apr 18, 2016

On Tuesday evening April 12th, The Dance Enthusiast presented an informal evening of dance and conversation. The 4th in a series called Enthusiastic Events!, Dance: Broadway Stage and Screen consisted of three engaging speakers and two short dance performances. (more...)

BWW Review: TIME OF MY LIFE, Brockley Jack Theatre, April 14 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a smart revival of a Nineties Ayckbourn comedy that gets through some tricky theatrical challenges to deliver a funny and thought-provoking play. (more...)

CEI's Ken Latzko to Speak on Innovations in Preventing Fleet Accidents...
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

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Serra Toyota invites all to attend Grand Opening Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for April 12: Portable Typewriter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

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HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

THE NEST by New Author Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney is Instant Hit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's debut book, THE NEST, has become an instant hit, making USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list at No. 2. (more...)

Discovery Channel Announces 2016-2017 Upfront Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Discovery Channel unveiled the primetime programming slate for the 2016-2017 television season. Discovery has an ambitious lineup of 22 returning series and 20 new ones. (more...)

Cellcontrol Launches #DistractedDrivingEndsWithMe Campaign and Special Programs for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

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VIDEO: Bernie Sanders Stops By LATE SHOW to Play 'Wheel of News'
by - Apr 1, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, there are so many great news stories, Stephen can't possibly choose which one to cover. So once again he's relinquishing editorial control to The Wheel Of News, and control of The Wheel to a very special guest (more...)

In-N-Out Burger to Open its First Strip Location at The LINQ Promenade
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The LINQ Promenade Caesars Entertainment's open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district located at the center of the Las Vegas Strip, is proud to announce the newest restaurants and retail stores to open in 2016. The new LINQ Promenade restaurants include In-N-Out Burger opening its first location on the Strip. Additionally, seven other diverse, appealing restaurants and retailers will be opening: Gordon Ramsay Fish & Chips, Canter's Deli, Virgil's Real BBQ, Amorino, Basin White, Purple Zebra and C&E Studio Tony Vegas. (more...)

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