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BWW Review: Thought- Provoking HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Apr 9, 2017

Paula Vogel's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama of How I Learned to Drive is currently playing at Syracuse Stage in co-production with the Cleveland Play House. Astutely directed by Cleveland Play House Artistic Director Laura Kepley, this edgy, intermission-less 90-minute production is captivating, deeply thought-provoking, and controversial, and showcases the tremendous talents of the cast. (more...)

Broadway's D'Vorah Bailey returns to The Metropolitan Room with WISHFUL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Actors Bridge and Belmont Theatre Team Up for Provocative and Moving AMISH PROJECT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 8, 2017

Actors Bridge Ensemble - Nashville's most forward-thinking and cutting-edge professional theater company - teams up once again with Belmont University Department of Theatre and Dance to celebrate their tenth anniversary as artistic collaborators with Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, a moving and provocative presentation that allows the two companies' strengths to be fully on display, giving audiences much to consider in the post-show haze of introspection and remembrance. (more...)

Sunyoung Kim and Ute Van Der plaats Win the Second Annual LOOT Acquisition Prize
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Shannon R. Stratton, Chief Curator of the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), and Barbara Paris Gifford, Assistant Curator, announced on Monday night that art jewelers Sunyoung Kim and Ute van der Plaats have been awarded the second annual LOOT Acquisition Prize, on the occasion of the seventeenth edition of LOOT: MAD About Jewelry. LOOT presents a cross section of the most exciting cutting-edge art jewelry designs, while offering the public a rare opportunity to purchase pieces from and to meet some of the most skilled creators in the field. This year's prize will result in the acquisition of two jewelry works, Kim's Theme and Variation necklace and van der Plaats' In Between Days ring, for the Museum's collection. (more...)

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, A New HBO Film, Launches Presence In New York With Opening Of 'The HeLa Project'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

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See What's On this Month at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Avant Media's Tangets Series, NY No Limits Film Series, The CURRENT SESSIONS, and Spotlight On fest included the East Village venue's April programming. (more...)

BWW Review: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Battle Over American Women in WAR PAINT
by Michael Dale - Apr 7, 2017

The recently completed Off-Broadway run of Penelope Skinner's fictional dramatic comedy LINDA embraced the efforts of a 55-year-old feminist of the cosmetics industry who fought to have her company's products promoted in a way that recognized the beauty of all women rather than exploit their fears of not achieving society's beauty standards. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre in Support of St James' Church Piccadilly Passion Pit Theatre Presents THE DEVIL'S PASSION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

"Within the next hour, our operatives will isolate, engage and capture or kill the notorious leader of the most extreme, dangerous and contagious ideology to emerge in the modern era … I refer, of course, to the radical preacher and populist demagogue Y'shua Bar-Yessuf - the man known, by way of shorthand to our operatives, as 'Jesus'." (more...)

The Old Vic Presents the Premiere of COVER MY TRACKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cover My Tracks, a new production with live music, starring Charlie Fink and Jade Anouka will be performed at The Old Vic from Monday 5 to Saturday 17 June at 10pm, as part of Lates at The Old Vic. (more...)

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas presents Poweful Texas Drama TALKING PICTURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas will present Horton Foote's Texas-based drama TALKING PICTURES. Directed by Amber Devlin, the production runs May 19 through June 3, 2017, at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Single tickets range from $19-28 and are on sale now at the Irving Arts Center Box Office (972.252.2787/ www.irvingartscenter.com). Ticket discounts are available for seniors and students. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Celebrates 25th Silver Anniversary Season in '17/'18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET) Co-Founder and Artistic Director Robert J. Farley has announced a special lineup of shows for the Company's 25th Silver Anniversary Season of professional theatre in North Fulton County. (more...)

Mama June 'Reveal' Episode Delivers Season-High Ratings for WE tv
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The penultimate 'reveal' episode of WE tv's 'Mama June: From Not to Hot' on Friday, March 31 at 9:00 p.m. ET / PT was the series' highest-rated episode to date, delivering 2.4 million total viewers in Nielsen live+3 ratings (more...)

BWW Review: Pam MacKinnon and Phillipa Soo Make AMELIE Flippantly Free-Spirited Fun
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2017

"Bursting with joy" isn't exactly a phrase commonly used to describe the exceptional directorial work of Pam MacKinnon. The Woman who guided the premiere of Bruce Norris' tensely comic CLYBOURNE PARK and gobsmacked audiences with a freshly destructive vision of Edward Albee's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? is better known for drawing out dramatic shades than working with whimsy. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vocally Soars in Austin
by Emily perzan - Apr 24, 2017

Now playing at the Bass Concert Hall through April 30th, is the 1986 classic Phantom of the Opera. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, still running on Broadway as the longest running show in Broadway's history, has you humming as you leave the theater. Although many people criticize Andrew Lloyd Webber for his repetitive melodies, it is the magic of his music that will keep you singing a song or two and memorably reliving his orchestrations. (more...)

BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

BWW Review: NUCLEAR WAR, Royal Court
by Gary Naylor - Apr 23, 2017

Nuclear War comprises elements of drama, dance, mime and song to create a dystopian vision of an alienating present that seemed both overly familiar and hazily unfocused. (more...)

Centerstage Announces World Premiere of CARDINAL SINS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Four years ago, the Centerstage Board commissioned its Artistic Director, Alan Bryce, to write three new shows. The first of these, For All That, was nominated for a Gregory Award as "Most Outstanding New Play of 2015". The second, Death on the Supermarket Shelf, about the Chicago Tylenol Murders of 1982, received critical acclaim. The third in the series, Cardinal Sins, opens on Saturday, May 13th. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre Concludes 30th Season with FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Southern Rep Theatre presents the regional premiere of FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) by Suzan-Lori Parks from May 31 to June 25 at Marquette Theatre, Loyola University. The play's "parts" unfold as three acts of a single performance, staged with two intermissions. (more...)

Jackie Sibblies Drury's REALLY Up Next in WAM Theater's 'Fresh Takes' Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The WAM Theatre 2017 Fresh Takes Play reading series continues with Really by Jackie Sibblies Drury at 3:30 pm on Sunday, May 7 at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe in West Stockbridge. Alice Reagan - director of Shakespeare & Company's acclaimed 2016 production of Or, - will direct. (more...)

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Convergences Theatre Collective's A MEXICAN AFFAIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Convergences Theatre Collective is pleased to present a special Cinco de Mayo edition of A MEXICAN AFFAIR. (more...)

Season Three of POWER Comes to DVD and Blu-Ray
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Starz's most watched series ever returns when “Power: The Complete Third Season” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on June 13 from Lionsgate. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce 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. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

WHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The wild project has just announced its current and upcoming spring lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Alliance Theatre Announces Winners of Two New Works Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Alliance Theatre commits extensive resources annually to supporting and developing new work and new artists through two nationally recognized programs - the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. The Alliance today announced the winner and finalists of the 15th Alliance/Kendeda Competition as well as the three projects chosen for development in the 4th annual Reiser Lab.  (more...)

World Premiere of SEVEN DEADLY SINS with Nashville Ballet & Ten Out of Tenn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Nashville Ballet will explore two contemporary dance styles in one performance-a ballet set to brand-new music by acclaimed singer-songwriter collective Ten Out of Tenn and another featuring an iconic Aaron Copland score-at the world premiere of Seven Deadly Sins with Appalachian Spring May 5-7, 2017, at TPAC's Jackson Hall. (more...)

Kevin Ross, Vivian Green, Matthew Sweet and More Headed to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces emerging star Kevin Ross, R&B singer/songwriter Vivian Green, two nights with Matthew Sweet and more. (more...)

Civic Ensemble to Present Woman-Centered Performance SHE PERSISTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Civic Ensemble, in collaboration with The Lehman Alternative Community School, presents She Persists, a devised performance using personal narratives from women-identified members of the Ithaca community. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MARRY ME A LITTLE, Opening Tonight at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the final mainstage production in its 2016 - 2017 season, Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheimand originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo onstage in honor of tonight's opening! (more...)

Bravo Orders Second Season of Original Scripted Series IMPOSTERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Bravo Media and Universal Cable Productions (UCP) surprised the cast of the original, scripted series IMPOSTERS last night during the For Your Consideration Emmy® event, announcing that the series was picked up for season two. (more...)

Blackfriars Closes Out Season with Timeless Drama DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Blackfriars Theatre closes out their 2016/17 season with Death of a Salesman, the classic drama by Arthur Miller, full of poignancy and emotional resonance that will speak to all audiences. (more...)

The Wilder Family and Samuel French present STAGING WILDER—A LIVE STREAM CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As Hello, Dolly! returns to Broadway, The Wilder Family and Samuel French present        a conversation on staging Thornton Wilder's works with directors Abigail Adams (Peoples Light), Theater For A New Audience's Arin Arbus, the Geva Theater's Mark Cuddy, and Columbia University's         Gregory Mosher. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's New Musicals Weekend Kicks Off This Friday with Kellen Blair and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

PITTSBURGH CLO has announced the Next Generation New Small Musicals Weekend, which will take place April 21-23, 2017 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Provides A Beautiful Pause To Reconnect With The Meaning Of Easter With Bach's Reflective ST MATTHEW PASSION
by Jade Kops - Apr 16, 2017

Presented by Sydney Philharmona Choirs, Johann Sebastian Bach's ST MATTHEW PASSION is a perfect escape from the chaos of commercialism to reconnect with the real reason for the Easter holiday. (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Explore OUT LOUD Theatre presents THE WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Explore OUT LOUD Theatre's 5-part Immersive Experience (Ritual, Light, Color, Escape, and Compulsion) based on THE YELLOW WALLPAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, with our first look at 'The Woman'.  (more...)

Paper Mill Will Honor Chita Rivera at 2017 Gala; THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 12, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band. (more...)

USA Network Enters Upfront Season as No. 1 Cable Entertainment Network in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Anchored by new hits, weekly live events and stronger-than-ever returning series, USA Network heads into this year's Upfront season on top, as the #1 ad-supported cable entertainment network in 1Q17 among key demos P18-49, P18-34 and P2+ - and with several shows earning series highs. (more...)

Mikel Murfi Returns to Tricycle Theatre with THE MAN IN THE WOMAN'S SHOES and I HEAR YOU AND REJOICE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

This June, Mikel Murfi returns to the Tricycle following the sell-out success of The Man in The Woman's Shoes in 2016 to present a further run of the production alongside his new one-man show and companion piece I Hear You and Rejoice. (more...)

5th Edition of IN SCENA! Italian Theater Festival to Kick Off May 1st
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Kairos Italy Theater (KIT), the preeminent Italian theater company in New York, will present the 5th annual IN SCENA! ITALIAN THEATER FESTIVAL NY. (more...)

Retro Productions to Donate a Percentage of Box Office to Neighborhood Cats
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Retro Productions is pleased to announce that they will be donating a percentage of their box-office to the New York City based Neighborhood Cats. A catch, neuter, and release organization that was founded in 1999 by 3 Upper West Side neighbors who came together to help a colony of 30 feral cats. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN and THE 15 MINUTE HAMLET at the Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Lakewood Playhouse is proud to be part of the 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION of Tom Stoppard's Comedy Masterpiece - ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD - and both Shows will be performed Fridays, Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. (more...)

ABC Announces Summer Premiere Dates
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced summer premiere dates for limited series “Somewhere Between,” drama series “Still Star-Crossed,” and documentary “The Story of Diana.” Summer Fun & Games Return with new alternative series “The Gong Show,” “Boy Band,” “Steve Harvey's FUNDERDOME” and “Battle of the Network Stars.” (more...)

Shania Twain to Serve as Key Adviser on NBC's THE VOICE Live Telecast
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Global superstar Shania Twain will be a key adviser for the Top 12 artists on the Monday, April 24 8 p.m. (ET/PT) live telecast of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning series THE VOICE. (more...)

ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END Brings the Humor of a Favorite Author to Life at Cincinnati Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Cincinnati Playhouse presents a hilarious, intimate chat with a national and hometown favorite in ERMA BOMBECK: AT WIT'S END. Adapted from Bombeck's classic books and columns and directed by David Esbjornson, the show runs May 6 through June 11 in the Shelterhouse Theatre. (more...)

Richard C. Harringto Releases 'March Of The Mountain Sun'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Author, Richard C. Harrington, outdoor enthusiast, researcher and story-teller, has completed his new book 'March of the Mountain Sun'; a gripping and potent story that follows three brothers and The Woman they love as they discover the mysteries of life, love and time. Together they face their fears to conquer the unknown and myths of life. (more...)

USA Network Unveils Spring/Summer Schedule; Announces New Thriller THE SINNER
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

 USA Network announced its spring/summer schedule today, which includes two new unscripted entries, new thriller THE SINNER, executive produced by and starring Jessica Biel, and several returning favorites. (more...)

Dispatch & Relix Team Up for 'Curse and Crush' Acoustic Video
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Dispatch recently announced the release of their first studio album in 5 years - America, Location 12 – due out on June 2nd, 2017 independently via the band's own Bomber Records/Kobalt Music Recordings. Preorders are available now via Dispatch.Merchline.Com and the album will be released in CD, Digital and Vinyl formats. (more...)

People's Light Presents a Theatrical Adaptation of THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

People's Light presents the Philadelphia premiere of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, a breathtaking adventure story based on the novel by two-time Newbery Award recipient, Kate DiCamillo (Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux). (more...)

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