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Rene Natan Narrates LEMONCELLA COCKTAIL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Published author Rene Natan returns to the literary scene with another thrilling story she titled, 'Lemoncella Cocktail' (published by Archway Publishing). Natan invites readers to visit Northern America and learn of the unfortunate reality that involves terrorism and weapon trafficking. (more...)

BWW Interview: 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI's Penny Fuller & The Many Wonderful Things About Her
by Gil Kaan - Jan 9, 2017

Actress/LA theatre inaugurator, Penny Fuller has embarked on a new leg of her career as a cabaret artiste. Ms. Fuller will be bringing her solo musical play 13 THINGS ABOUT ED CARPOLOTTI to the Broad Stage beginning January 11. I had the most delightful opportunity to chat with the vibrant, vivacious Ms. Fuller. She possesses a memory of an elephant, effortlessly listing off names of cast compatriots and retelling intriguing incidents of her theatre highlights. (more...)

'Karma Part 1: You Crazy Bitch' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, nearly 20 people per minute suffer at the hands of abuse in the United States. While each troubling case is drastically intimate, they all share the familiar themes of unjust violence and unwarranted suffering. (more...)

David Haig Joins Daniel Radcliffe in ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Vic today announces that David Haig will join Daniel Radcliffe and Joshua McGuire in Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 30th Young Playwrights Festival Opening Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Pegasus Theatre Chicago is proud to announce the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. This year's world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, explore the theme of "Assumptions." Each winning production is performed in tandem Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with weekday student matinees. Previews are Wednesday, Jan. 4 - Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 - $30 and available at PegasusTheatreChicago.com or by phone at 866.811.4111.  (more...)

OPERA America to Highlight Five Works in NEW OPERA SHOWCASE at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, announces the details for the New Opera Showcase, taking place on Friday, January 13 at 8:00 p.m. at historic Town Hall in the heart of New York City's Times Square. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE will Tickle Your Funny Bone!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

It's not a mystery why Cleveland audiences scramble to the theatre when a Ken Ludwig piece is set to take the stage. Ludwig's witty works are always guaranteed to leave audiences howling with laughter, and this master of madcap's latest work to come to Cleveland Play House is no exception. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Upcoming Dark Night Series Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

To kick off the New Year, Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to host the first of its 2017 Dark Night Series productions, December Songs, featuring Playhouse veteran soprano Sarah Zahn, on Saturday, Jan. 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Write Out Loud and Cygnet Theatre present STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH by Beloved Jewish Authors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces their upcoming performance of STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH, by Beloved Jewish Authors. The reading with music is a co-production with Cygnet Theatre Company and takes place in conjunction with Cygnet Theatre's run of Bad Jews by Joshua Harmon. STORIES WITH CHUTZPAH will take place at Cygnet Theatre on January 24th at 7pm. (more...)

Eliza Jane Schneider To Premiere Her New One-Woman Show At Portland's Fertile Ground Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Eliza Jane Schneider, The Woman responsible for all the female voices on Comedy Central's South Park, is creating a new multi-media performance bringing to life people living homeless throughout the world. The show will premiere in January 2017 at Portland's Fertile Ground Festival. (more...)

Ronald Reginald King Releases HIS BACHELOR'S PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Ronald Reginald King takes readers on an edifying and enthralling romance adventure tale that evokes a deeper evaluation of the self and answers questions one might otherwise never have considered. 'His Bachelor's Party' (published by iUniverse) chronicles a tale of passion and heartbreak as a man sets out on a quest to find love and discovers that nothing is easy, especially when it comes to leaving his past behind. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Starring Sarah Caraher, Coming to Trinity-St. Paul Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Podium Concert Productions (Peter da Costa and Mark Camilleri) presents the Tony Award-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN In Concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hal. (more...)

UK Premiere of WHAT SHALL WE DO WITH THE CELLO? at the London VAULT Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

What Shall We Do With The Cello?, a funny, and sharply relevant one-act play by Romania's most prolific and celebrated contemporary playwright, Matei Visniec, is to have its UK premiere at VAULT Festival 2017. (more...)

Soundstreams Presents Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Soundstreams kicks off the New Year with a choral celebration on February 2 at St. Paul's Basilica. (more...)

LABA Presents DRUNK Other Wine: A Night of Art, Drinking, and Torah at the 14th Street
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

What could be more pleasant and liberating than being intoxicated, and what could at times be more horrid? Are we, by drinking, allowing our 'other side' to manifest itself in the open? What happens when we find this 'other side' too scary - or perhaps more dangerously, too attractive? (more...)

Natalie Casey to Tap Away in West End's STEPPING OUT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Natalie Casey will join the previously announced Amanda Holden, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Tamzin Outhwaite and Nicola Stephenson in heart-warming comedy Stepping Out when it opens in London this Spring. (more...)

Great Lakes Theater Presents WAIT UNTIL DARK at Hanna Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, commences the second half its 2017-18 season with Frederick Knott's classic thriller, Wait Until Dark. The production will be performed in the company's intimate and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square, February 17 - March 12, 2017. Joseph Hanreddy directs the production. Wait Until Dark is presented through special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC. (more...)

THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Vienna Festival Ballet and More Set for New Theatre Royal in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth has announced the launch of its new Spring 2017 season; an eclectic mix of world-class drama and dance, combined with family favourites and charming community performances.  (more...)

Re-live Billie Holiday's Hey-Day in LADY DAY at Max & Louie Productions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Max & Louie Productions present a three-week engagement of Lanie Robertson's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring Alexis J. Roston. (more...)

Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Oscar winning actress, OCTAVIA SPENCER as the recipient of its 2017 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman to Star in New USA Anthology Series THE SINNER
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

As part of NBC Universal's TCA presentation in Pasadena, CA, Tuesday, USA Network announced a pickup for THE SINNER, a new anthology series starring Jessica Biel (The Book of Love) and Bill Pullman (Independence Day). (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/10 - 1/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Below, check out quotables from 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON from January 10 - January 13. (more...)

Fine Jewelry from Audrius Krulis Ignites the Spark of Love this...
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

'The Profit Of Kindness: How to Influence Others, Establish Trust, and Build Lasting Business Relationships' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

NOVATO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ In light of the recent election, our country has become entirely polarized. Whether in the political arena, a business environment, or within one's church or circle of friends or family, the need for kindness has never been greater. If we are to heal this divide in our nation, and in our homes and communities, the need for kindness is essential. (more...)

Dame Jenni Murray To Host Inaugural Tonic Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Awards hosted by Jenni Murray.  The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 29 March 2017 at the Mayfair Theatre within the Mayfair Hotel.  The Awards will celebrate the achievements of game-changing women who are redefining theatre and the performing arts. Attendees will be senior figures from across theatre.   (more...)

T. Schreiber Theatre Presents 4th Annual Schreiber Shorts 10-Minute Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) proudly presents 'The Fourth Annual Schreiber Shorts: An Evening of One Acts' January 25th and runs through February 11th. The 10-minute play series will feature works by 10 playwrights, selected from nearly 1000 submissions in a nationwide playwriting competition. Curated and produced by Halle Morse and Megan Grace, 'The Schreiber Shorts' marks the second production of TST' 2016-17 season. Performances are Wednesdays-Sundays at 8:00pm at the Gloria Maddox Theatre (151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor). Tickets are $15: tschreiber.org/shorts (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 16, 2017

This weekend's big news: The American Pops celebrates '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with a slew of stars in D.C. and 'WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether' takes place on the steps of the New York Public Library this Sunday! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Further casting is today announced for Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead which previews from Saturday 25 February with a press night on Tuesday 7 March. (more...)

Utah Rep to Stage Regional Debut of THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Utah Repertory Theater will present its first play of the 2017 season with the Utah premiere of The Other Place. (more...)

Boston Ballet Presents North American Premiere Of William Forsythe's ARTIFACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Boston Ballet proudly begins its five-year partnership with world-renowned choreographer William Forsythe with the North American company premiere of his full-length ballet Artifact. Forsythe revolutionized ballet; he "fundamentally changed the way we look at, and think about, classical dance" (Roslyn Sulcas, Dance Magazine).  (more...)

BWW Review: ABIGAIL, The Bunker Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 14, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a play with a tricksy structure and a vagueness in its script that leaves the actors with few places to go. (more...)

Company of Fools to Present Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

This winter, Company of Fools will present Nick Payne's critically acclaimed play Constellations. Constellations will run February 15 through March 4, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps will serve as Director for the upcoming production of the six-time Tony winning show when it hits the TUTS stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston next spring. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHROMA KEY Now Running at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Chroma Key is an existential gross-out comedy about a woman pulled through parallel universes, and the dangerous things she brings with her. From an uncomfortable drive through the woods to an out-of-control detective novel where the narration disobeys its own narrator, to a nightly news broadcast performed by vomiting preteens with excellent spelling, no story seems safe enough for her to stand at its center. (more...)

Theater To Go Celebrates Valentines Month with LOVE IS IN THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New Year is here, and Valentine's Day is right around the corner! (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

Peggy Richardson Announces PARADISE SHARED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Peggy Richardson, a retired real estate agent, and mother, has completed her new book 'Paradise Shared': a gripping and potent story of compassion, healing, and faith in God. (more...)

New Shanghai Circus Brings Jaw-Dropping Stunts to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

New Shanghai Circus is anything but typical circus fare. It's amped up entertainment to the max! You'll be amazed as this acrobatic troupe of athletes defies gravity and performs feats of circus art that reach breathtaking heights of skill in a spellbinding show. Fearless performers with boundless energy bring more than two thousand years of Chinese circus traditions to life.   A vibrant display of jaw-dropping stunts and acrobatics will keep you at the edge of your seat, with acts including pole climbers, hoop-diving, contortionists and so much more.  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Academy Family Series welcome the New Shanghai Circus on Friday, March 3 at 4 p.m.  (more...)

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre with an eclectic mix of shows guaranteed to delight and entertain audiences. >From blockbuster musicals to special one-off performances, from classic drama to family favourites, this is an unmissable programme of theatre.  (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 1/9
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Below, check out monologue highlights from last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces 30th Young Playwrights Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Pegasus Theatre Chicago has announced the authors and plays being presented at the 30th Young Playwrights Festival, January 4 - 29 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. (more...)

Beth Parrish And Georgette Vest Release TORN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Beth Parrish and Georgette Vest, devoted writer and authors, have completed their new book 'Torn': a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, mystery, romance and manipulation with several unexpected moments. Explore a love triangle that is full of passion, fear and struggle. (more...)

C.F. Walko Releases LAKE DESTINY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

C.F. Walko, a skydiving enthusiast, pilot, skywriter, hot air balloon pilot, husband, traveler, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Lake Destiny': a passionately crafted work that portrays the beauty of fate, love and life. This work keeps the reader mesmerized by the mysteries and actions of the main characters. (more...)

Dr. Michelle Harris Releases HEALING FROM INVISIBLE WOUNDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

'Healing from Invisible Wounds:' an opportunity for readers to find a new lease on life. 'Healing from Invisible Wounds' is the creation of published author, Dr. Michelle Harris, an Ordained Minister at Friendship Christian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Master Social Worker, Black Belt Six Sigma Professional, and executive director of Anew Health Solutions, PLLC with a Doctorate of Behavioral Health Degree who also serves on various ministries, including Women's Jail Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, and Altar Ministry. (more...)

LABA Presents DRUNK Other Wine: A Night of Art, Drinking, and Torah
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

What could be more pleasant and liberating than being intoxicated, and what could at times be more horrid? Are we, by drinking, allowing our 'other side' to manifest itself in the open? (more...)

PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE to Present Portrait of Rachel Carson, 1/24
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Rachel Carson premieres on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. ET (check local listings) on PBS. (more...)

BWW Review: 16 for 2016 - The Best Shows and Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
by Peter Nason - Dec 27, 2016

We surely needed theatre as a tonic for the horrors that defined 2016; here are the best of the best shows in the Bay Area. (more...)

BWW Review: Joyce DiDonato Brings WAR & PEACE, Baroque-Style, to Carnegie Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 21, 2016

At IN WAR & PEACE, HARMONY THROUGH MUSIC, her Carnegie Hall concert the other night with the Baroque ensemble, Il Pomo d'Oro, mezzo Joyce DiDonato was in fine voice, if not in high spirits—and who could blame her? The state of the world is about as bad as it has been for a long time, with death and taxes far from the only certainties, starting in our own backyard. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICA CHICA ELECTRICA'S IN THE DUST CD Review
by Barry Lenny - Dec 21, 2016

This album was a year in the making and the result is a well-rehearsed and exciting new collection of music from a great band with an ever growing following of enthusiastic fans. (more...)

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