Five Student Poets Announced in White House Committee's National Student Poets Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The fifth annual class of the National Student Poets Program (NSPP) the nation's highest honor for youth poets has been announced by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The students were appointed by First Lady Michelle Obama at a ceremony earlier today in the State Dining Room at The White House. As part of an appointment ceremony, each of the students did a reading of an original poem. (more...)

Advice to ITT Tech Students: Don't Give Up!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016


2016-17 Chicago Philharmonic Season Opens with Legendary Lovers, Features Harp Duo in Foyer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season, Love, begins with a concert exploring 'Legendary Lovers' as depicted in music. Couples including Romeo & Juliet, Ruslan & Ludmila, and Tristan & Isolde all feature. Emily Birsan and John Irvin, Ryan Opera Center alumni recently heard at the Lyric Opera, sing duets by Verdi, Bernstein, and Gounod, and the orchestra performs symphonic works by Ravel, Wagner, Glinka, and Diamond. The Belle Harmonie harp duo, featuring Krista Hagglund and Anna Hirons of the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, will perform in the foyer before the concert. (more...)

Copland House Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

An appearance by multi-Grammy Award winning clarinetist and composer Paquito d'Rivera; a world premiere by Rome Prize-winner Derek Bermel; a concert haunted by Bach, Schubert, and musical ghosts of past centuries; song settings of the mystical, powerful poetry of celebrated Austro-German author Rainer Maria Rilke; and music inspired by the American West highlight the 8th season of Copland House concerts at Westchester County's majestic Merestead estate in Mount Kisco, NY. (more...)

NATAS Announces Nominees for National Student Prod Awards in DC
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

For more than a decade the Regional Chapters of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have hosted the Regional High School Student Production Awards. This year, over 200 regional recipients have advanced to the inaugural national competition. (more...)

THE BOX and Brassaii Noir to Present CULTURE/SHOCK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Unlike anything you've seen or experienced before, THE BOX is the exclusive 'cabaret nouveau' theatre of varieties concept anchored in New York and London. Not for the faint of heart, CULTURE/SHOCK is immersive, visually striking, and provocative. A transformed Brassaii with THE BOX's production will feature captivating performances that are boldly entertaining and risque. (more...)

Hillary Clinton to Appear on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, 9/19
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be making a visit to the late-night ratings leader, NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Monday, Sept. 19 at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT to begin the first week of the new fall TV season. (more...)

Filmmaker Erik Angra Is Youngest Person to Receive Sole Credit as Editor of a Ken Burns Film
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

With his work on 'Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War,' Erik Angra ( has become the youngest person to earn sole credit for editing a Ken Burns documentary (more...)

StarKist' Announces alTUNAtive Candidate: Charlie' The Tuna For President
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ StarKist announced today that Charlie the Tuna, its official spokes-fish and one of America's most iconic figures, is throwing his red hat into the race as the alTUNAtive candidate in the 2016 Presidential Election. Instead of getting caught up in the undertow of this year's election, Charlie brings a fresh new perspective to America's table with only one question worth asking: What are we going to eat? (more...)

Andrea Marcovicci to Make Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage Debut This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage presents spellbinding chanteuse Andrea Marcovicci in Let's Get Lost, a show that pays homage to Andrea's favorites: Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire, and, of course, torch songs. (more...)

VIDEO: Director Ava Duvernay Dishes About Obama's Secret Birthday Party
by - Sep 7, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Ava Duvernay, director of OWN's 'Queen Sugar' swapped stories with Stephen about the star-studded birthday bash they both attended at The White House. (more...)

2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Extends Off-Broadway; Alexis Cruz Joins Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, have announced the extention of 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON starring Kathryn Luce Garfunkel and KINGDOM OF EARTH. Both plays are directed by Marilyn Fried and will run now through October 1st. (more...)

Avraam Postnikov Releases THE FIELD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Avraam Postnikov, a 15 year US Army veteran and dedicated author, has completed his new book 'The Field': a curious and beguiling peek behind the veil at a secret society who recruits individuals to be religious warriors. (more...)

The Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches to play UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade is proud to present Clay McLeod Chapman's The Pumpkin Pie Show: Stump Speeches at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) October 20-November 5 with performances Thursday through Saturday at 8pm. Tickets ($20) may be purchased in advance at  (more...)

BLACK PROPHET DOWN Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The most powerful man in the world is not feeling very powerful today. Burnt by foreign flashpoint, battered by bigotry and tormented by cyber-terrorists, Barack Obama is staring down the barrel of a lame duck presidency. His dream has turned to ashes in the mouths of the faithful and expectant. On the eve of a visit to Africa he begins to confront his legacy in the huge shadow of the Mandela mantle. And this thing he knows beyond any calling: he can't, won't go down without a fight.. (more...)

Harlem Quartet with Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán Perform Jazz at WSU's Schaver Recital Hall This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet teams up with Cuban piano virtuoso and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan Friday, October 21, 8 PM for a program of jazz standards plus original jazz compositions by Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.  The concert takes place at Wayne State University's Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock (between Cass & Second Avenues) on the campus of Wayne State University.  Tickets, priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students, are available online or by phone at 248-855-6070. (more...)

Scoop: MADAM SECRETARY on CBS - Sunday, October 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on MADAM SECRETARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, October 16, 2016! (more...)

Kelly Clarkson & More to Perform at 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

#FindYourPark with holiday performances by Chance the Rapper, Kelly Clarkson, and Yolanda Adams on December 1 as the National Park Service caps off its centennial celebration and launches a second century of stewardship with the 94th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting (more...)

Watch New Clip from HAMILTON'S AMERICA, Coming to PBS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

HAMILTON'S AMERICA, the documentary film that brings history to vivid life through the lens of Lin-Manuel Miranda's pop culture Broadway phenomenon Hamilton winner of 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize explodes onto THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 21 at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

Climate Scientist Dr. Peter L Ward Examines Global Warming in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Climate Scientist Dr. Peter L Ward says, 'Global warming is a serious problem, but my data shows it is physically impossible for greenhouse gases to have caused the warming observed. The data points to large basaltic volcanic eruptions as the culprit.' (more...)

Seattle Interactive Conference Announces 2016 Program and Agenda
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016


MPAC to Host an Evening with Michael Feinstein
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling entertainer dubbed 'The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,' comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 pm . Tickets are $60 - $100. (more...)

Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Obama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the East Room of The White House accompanied by The First Lady. (more...)

San Diego Padres Presents the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Show JINGLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

This holiday season will be even brighter for many San Diego kids and families thanks to the San Diego Padres' sponsorship of the popular holiday show Jingle to be presented by the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus at the Balboa Theatre on Dec. 10 and 11.   (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Presents October 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

October promises to be one of the biggest yet at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists. The month kicks off with architects of the Jamaican sound, Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang and the first time Hoku Award-winners Amy Hanaiali'i and Willie K will perform together in the showroom. (more...)

Weinberg Center Season to Open with JERSEY BOYS Stars and Paula Poundstone
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Midtown Men and Paula Poundstone will open the Weinberg Center for the Arts' 38th season of live entertainment on September 23 and 24, respectively. (more...)

Scoop: DESIGNATED SURVIVOR on ABC - Wednesday, October 5, 2016
by - Sep 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on DESIGNATED SURVIVOR, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 5, 2016! (more...)

StarKist''s Charlie' the Tuna O-Fish-Cially Begins Search For VP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

StarKist announced today that Charlie the Tuna, the alTUNAtive 2016 Presidential Candidate, has launched his search for a running mate. Every president needs a vice presidential candidate, and Charlie's campaign team will begin outreach to some of the nation's most well-known brand mascots to join his ticket to run for The White House. (more...)

Jet City Improv's Election Show Returns to Make Elections Fun Again
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Jet City Improv proudly presents the return of its critically-acclaimed original comedy ELECTION SHOW for a five-week engagement leading up to this year's presidential election. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth of AN EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - Sep 19, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth opened the NFL season by singing the national anthem at a New England Patriots versus the Arizona Cardinals game on September 11. Now, she's kicking off the North Jersey theater season with a concert at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. Kristen admitted she likes to shake up her shows a bit. 'I never want to get bored myself,' she explained over the phone in a soft spoken voice. 'I want to keep looking in different directions and try some new songs.' (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Feature Songbook Academy Alum at MCG Jazz
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Five-time GRAMMY-nominated entertainer Michael Feinstein will feature local high school student and Songbook Academy Alum in performance at his upcoming engagement at MCG Jazz on September 23, 2016, at 9:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BLOODLESS JUNGLE Examines the Underbelly of Politics at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Sep 19, 2016

Many people know Peter Lawson Jones as an attorney, business consultant and former Cuyahoga County Commissioner. Some even know that he is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actor's Equity and has appeared in films and network television as well as numerous Northeast Ohio and Off-Broadway plays. What few probably know is that he is a published playwright. His newest work, The Bloodless Jungle is now in its world premiere at Ensemble Theatre. (more...)

New Docuseries LITTLE FUNNY, from Ellen DeGeneres, Heading to A&E
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

A&E Network has ordered the new nonfiction series LITTLE FUNNY (working title) from This is Just a Test, Telepictures and A Very Good Production, it was announced by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E Network. (more...)

Jack Willis to Reprise Role of LBJ in THE GREAT SOCIETY at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Asolo Repertory Theatre announces that acclaimed actor Jack Willis will portray President Lyndon Baines Johnson in its production of Robert Schenkkan's political drama THE GREAT SOCIETY. (more...)

UNDERGROUND Set as First Public Program at Smithsonian's Oprah Winfrey Theater
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture will host a screening of the critically acclaimed original series 'Underground,' Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Oprah Winfrey Theater (more...)

Audra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

It was announced today that a number of Broadway veterans are set to be awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama later this month. (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Jones Talks New Sex-Trafficking Comedy SELL/BUY/DATE on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones(Bridge & Tunnel) returned to the stage as a dazzling medley of characters in Sell/Buy/Date, an exuberant new show she has developed inspired by the real-life experiences of people affected by the commercial sex industry. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Cartoon Network to Premiere Final Season of REGULAR SHOW, 10/26
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

After eight successful seasons, Cartoon Network's Emmy Award-winning hit series REGULAR SHOW, from creator and executive producer JG Quintel, will enter its final season this fall. (more...)

FOX News Channel to Debut New Political Analysis Show with Dana Perino and Chris Stirewalt
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

FOX News Channel (FNC) announced today that it will debut a new political analysis show co-hosted by The Five's Dana Perino and digital politics editor Chris Stirewalt. (more...)

VIDEO: First Lady Michelle Obama Co-Hosts Today's ELLEN; Watch the Clips
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

On this week's ELLEN, Ellen and First Lady Michelle Obama join forces for some co-hosting and plenty of dancing! (more...)

Pushcart Players Launches 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Pushcart Players announces the 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences, bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States.  In Pushcart's 5th decade of stirring up serious fun, the repertoire is an exceptional mix of musical productions exploring American history, self-discovery, classical music, teaching tolerance, and holiday celebrations. (more...)

Scoop: MADAM SECRETARY on CBS - Sunday, October 2, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on MADAM SECRETARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, October 2, 2016! (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare Company to Perform A COMPLETE HISTORY OF AMERICA (ABRIDGED) as Part of UtahPresents Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

In this ninety-minute rollercoaster ride through the glorious quagmire that is American History, The Reduced Shakespeare Company tackles such controversial questions as: Who really discovered America? Why did Abe Lincoln free the slaves? How many Democrats does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Celebrate (or escape!) the election season with this hilarious take on our nation's history. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Santino Fontana, Tony Yazbeck, Rachel York and More to Perform at 2nd Annual BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS for CCFA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The second annual spectacular evening of wonderful entertainment by Broadway's brightest singing the wonderful standards and hits sung by the late, great Nancy LaMott on the 21st anniversary of her death, to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America will take place on Monday, October 24, at 6 PM at the Copacabana, 268 West 47th Street, New York City. (more...)

Horse Head Presents THE JUDGMENT OF FOOLS by Bernardo Cubria
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Absurdities abound in 2016, so this fall Horse Head invites you to blow off some steam, knock back a few and tell us what you really think. Hot on the heels of the close-quarters intensity of Lidless and following their award-winning immersive spectacle The Whale; or, Moby-Dick, Horse Head Theatre Co. is proud to announce the regional premiere of The Judgment of Fools by Houston's own Bernardo Cubria, directed by Philip Hays. The Judgment of Fools runs October 27 - November 12, 2016 at REC Room, 100 Jackson Street, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. with bonus late night performances Saturdays at 10 p.m. Pay-what-you-can previews are Tuesday, October 25 and Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Anthony Hamilton to Welcome Lalah Hathaway and Eric Benet at the Orpheum This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Grammy Award winning recording artist ANTHONY HAMILTON is excited to announce fall 2016 tour dates with special guests LALAH HATHAWAY and ERIC BENET. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 11, 2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/10/2016
by - Sep 10, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/10/2016. (more...)

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