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BWW Review: BUGLISI DANCE THEATRE Celebrates Women of Distinction
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 9, 2016

Like sand through the hourglass, so is the choreography of Jacqulyn Buglisi. No one can argue that Ms. Buglisi knows how to craft beautifully lush movement. Her dances are ephemeral yet timeless, like a conjured dream held in stasis. But in the wrong hands, this ravishing quality becomes smothering. Luckily Ms. Buglisi formed her original company with Terese Capucilli, Christine Dakin, and Donlin Foreman. At the time they were filling a void left in the wake of Martha Graham's death. More than this, they were four of the most talented dancers on the planet coming into their own as creators while using their own incomparable bodies as tools of deliverance; how could the results be anything less than spectacular? Though one wonders, was it the work or the performers? We found out on June 7th, 2016 at The Ailey Citigroup Theatre during the gala performance of Buglisi Dance Theatre's 23rd Season. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: What's Old is New Again in CARMEN from Bad-Boy Bieito for US Debut at San Francisco Opera
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 8, 2016

For a director known as opera's bad boy, Calixto Bieito turned to something awfully familiar in CARMEN for his US debut. Then again, he didn't actually show up for it, tied up with a new production of Aribert Reimann's LEAR in Paris and dispatching one of his top collabortors, Joan Anton Rechi, to pull it together. (more...)

Bronwyn Elvis Comics- A Musical Theater Fan Goes Graphic
by Alix Cohen - Jun 7, 2016

14-year-old Bronwyn Chochinov always loved to draw. As a 4th and 5th grader, she contributed ongoing comic strips in her school's High School newspaper: How to Survive 4th Grade, and How to Survive 5th Grade. She has also, from a very young age, loved musicals. As best as she can remember, Bronwyn was 5 when she was taken to Beauty and the Beast starring Donny Osmond as Gaston. Mother Victoria Brown was a fan and the two waited for an autograph. 'There were all these ladies my mom's age going crazy. They were like trampling me and I started crying. He picked me up and talked to me. I've gone to the stage door ever since.' (more...)

New Infographic Outlining Modern Travel Destinations, Behaviors & Marketing Released by Direct Response Agency Leader Koeppel Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

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The Ensemblist Podcast Welcomes Sean Martin Hingston, Vasthy Mompoint, Anne L. Nathan in '#74: As Cast' Episode
by The Ensemblist - Jun 6, 2016

We're taking another deep dive into contractual language today, but with a really fun twist. We talk a lot about the creation process of new musicals, but what is it that allows ensemblists to create all those characters? Do they like doing it? How are they paid for the work they do? Is there some sort of blanket catchall term that allows this to happen? (more...)

BWW Review: OLD TIME RADIO GOSPEL HOUR Swings Servant Stage Company
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 5, 2016

Bluegrass, barbershop, hymns, children's songs -- they're all here, and all 'live on radio' in front of you. Prepare for foot-tapping fun. (more...)

BWW Review: Discovering ANOTHER WAY HOME at Theater J
by Roger Catlin - Jun 30, 2016

Summer means camp, and so it is at Theater J, which has been decked out in pine board, nature paintings and signs made of sticks for its closing production of the season, Another Way Home by Anna Ziegler. (more...)

Upper Darby Summer Stage to Present BYE BYE BIRDIE, 7/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Audiences can travel back to the 1950s as Upper Darby Summer Stage presents "Bye Bye Birdie - Young Performer's Edition." Performances are July 13, 14 and 15 at 10:30 a.m. and on July 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)

RockHill Publishing Announces Summer Reading Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Summertime is for beaches, family picnics, and the summer reading list. It has always been a time to kick back with a good book and a cool drink. In keeping with those traditions and to help promote an atmosphere of literacy, RockHill Publishing is proud to announce its summer reading program - 99 days of $1.99 eBook downloads on its website. (more...)

James Earl Jones to Discuss Healthy Dining Options for Schools on 'Behind The Scenes' for Public Television
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Visit school cafeterias in the newest episode of the short-form documentary series 'Behind the Scenes' hosted by James Earl Jones. Improving the health of our children is always in the news These Days. The show will investigate the changes and what Healthy Dining Options are now available for school lunch programs. (more...)

BWW Interview: MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION PLAY FESTIVAL at Mildred's Umbrella
by Brett Cullum - Jun 22, 2016

One of Houston's most engaging theatre companies Mildred's Umbrella and Wordsmyth Theatre is opening their MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION VIII this week for a two weekend run. This is a short play festival which will actually have two different programs running the first weekend from the second. (more...)

BWW Review: HOME/SICK Recounts the Radical Politics of the Weather Underground
by Shari Barrett - Jun 21, 2016

The West Coast premiere of a theatrical reimagining of the history of the Weather Underground, HOME/SICK was developed and devised by New York City theater collective The Assembly and members of the cast to take a look at the changing political scene from 1969 through 1973 when a group of outcasts disgusted by the Vietnam War and the government's repression of those seeking equality domestically took a stand to affect political change by seizing control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaping it in the name of overthrowing the United States government. Believing violence to be the only means to transform American politics and society, these passionate idealists accelerated the movement to a revolutionary fervor, but let their internal fears and confusion somehow get in their way. (more...)

B Street Theatre to Stage Regional Premiere of CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

B Street Theatre presents the regional premiere of CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne. (more...)

Colorado Shakespeare Festival to Continue Season with CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival continues its season of myths, legends and fairy tales with the classic, fantasy-like 'Cymbeline.' From battle scenes to mistaken identities to a magical love story, this timeless play still sweeps audiences of all ages off their feet more than 400 years after it was first staged. Performances run July 14-Aug. 7 in CU Boulder's University Theatre. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 11: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - Jun 20, 2016

It's about previews….......….. It's about knowing that These Days are golden. It's about staying focused. It's about just doing the work. It's about aiming for clarity. (more...)

R.E.M.'S Dead Letter Office And Eponymous To Be Reissued On Vinyl For The First Time On July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

R.E.M. has teamed with Capitol/UMe for the July 29 reissue of three of the band's I.R.S. Records releases: Lifes Rich Pageant, Dead Letter Office, and Eponymous. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/18-6/19/2016
by - Jun 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 19, 2016 - Sunday, June 19, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Meet the Peanuts Gang at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 19, 2016

It's not hard to stumble across an excess of reviews for any given Broadway show These Days, but there is a group of theatregoers that is wildly underrepresented when it comes to opinions on Broadway- kids! BroadwayWorld continues our new series, KID CRITICS, which gives parents and children alike a kid's perspective on Broadway's hottest shows. We are continuing the series with Tai (9), Isabella (11), and Charles (8), who just stopped by York Theatre Company's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below! (more...)

BWW Review: HAPPY TO HELP, Park Theatre, March 16 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a new comedy that takes aim at the power of supermarket multinational companies and skewers them like a £3.99 kebab from the delicatessen counter. (more...)

Shirley Claire to Present One-Woman I'M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE at The Arthur Newman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

One of the Desert's best-known stars, Shirley Claire, brings her one-woman show to the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert on Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 2 PM. Joining Shirley Claire for "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die" will be Wayne Abravanel on piano and tickets are $11 cash only at the box office that opens at 1 PM as part of Les Michael's Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series.  (more...)

BWW Dance Review: PENNSYLVANIA BALLET Presents 'Balachine and Beyond'
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 16, 2016

"Balanchine and Beyond," the Pennsylvania Ballet's strangely named program that I saw Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, was a very satisfying evening. Of course, beyond can mean anything, so the choice of Trisha Brown, Hans van Manen and Jean-Pierre Frohlich was a very strange, or very apt, combination, depending on how you view and take your ballet. So I decided, if this is what they are presenting, I'll sit down and enjoy myself. And, for the most part, I did. (more...)

BWW Review: SILENCE! slays the spoof at Standing Room Only Productions
by Brett Cullum - Jun 16, 2016

From the bodily fluid throwing Miggs to the naked and tucked Buffalo Bill, expect to see everything you witnessed in the movie recreated live onstage by a company who at times don Lambchop hand puppets to narrate the action. It's fast, furious, and like being blasted by hits of nitrous oxide constantly without the pain of dental work. (more...)

DRESS of FIRE Adds More Performances at Dorothy Strelson Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Originally a one-night event, DRESS OF FIRE now has three opportunities for viewing, June 28, 29, and 30 at 8:00 p.m. at the Dorothy Strelson Theater within the Abingdon Complex at 312 West 36th Street, NYC. (more...)

Trent Real Estate Announces 2 New Locations in Central and South Florida
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

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BWW Review: HOME/SICK Recounts the Radical Politics of the Weather Underground
by Shari Barrett - Jun 15, 2016

The West Coast premiere of a theatrical reimagining of the history of the Weather Underground, HOME/SICK was developed and devised by New York City theater collective The Assembly and members of the cast to take a look at the changing political scene from 1969 through 1973 when a group of outcasts disgusted by the Vietnam War and the government's repression of those seeking equality domestically took a stand to affect political change by seizing control of Students for a Democratic Society and reshaping it in the name of overthrowing the United States government. Believing violence to be the only means to transform American politics and society, these passionate idealists accelerated the movement to a revolutionary fervor, but let their internal fears and confusion somehow get in their way. (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Dione Ingram Shines Brightly Celebrating 'Black Broadway' in New York Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Jun 15, 2016

2016 is one of Broadway's most diverse seasons, so much so it spawned a Twitter trending hashtag #TonysSoDiverse following the nominations for this past weekend's awards ceremony. 12 Black and non-Black actors of color were nominated for a Tony Award. For the first time in the Tonys' history, all four musical acting categories were won by Black actors, and if you walk down 45th Street, as soprano Paula Dione Ingram has, the block is lit up by 'Black Broadway.' It's a laudable moment in a theatre history that has not always been so and still continues to have a long way to go, the subject of Ingram's Dark Legacy: Bright Lights of Black Broadway, her debut show at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 4. (more...)

Moms of Young Athletes Launch Sports Crowdfunding Website for Athletes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Great news for athletes looking for a solid financial backup to boost their sports career- Soony Williams & Mindy Danovaro, doting moms of two young athletes, have come up with an exclusive sports crowdfunding website Fund My Athlete to help out athletes to meet rising costs in sports. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE - Sublime Shakespearean Beauty On A Summer's Evening
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 13, 2016

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE - Sublime Shakespearean Beauty On A Summer's Evening (more...)

The Ensemblist Releases 'Unedited: Audition Stories' Episode w/ Rodriguez, Struxness, More
by The Ensemblist - Jun 12, 2016

WE. LOVE. AUDITION. STORIES. You know that. Everyone's got great ones, and our guests are no exception! Hear Laura Marie Duncan, Ray Lee, Krysta Rodriguez, Jessica Rush, Betsy Struxness, and Nicholas Ward spill the goods on getting those jobs. Enjoy! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Shoshana Bean Makes FUNNY GIRL Her Own at NSMT
by Jan Nargi - Jun 12, 2016

It's a lot to ask of a leading lady to make audiences forget Barbra Streisand in the role that catapulted her to stardom. That's one of the reasons why FUNNY GIRL, the musical that forever linked Streisand to the title character Fanny Brice, has never been revived on Broadway. Well, look no more, producers. If ever there was an actress who could fill Streisand's shoes and make FUNNY GIRL her own, it's the star who's currently electrifying audiences in the role at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly: Shoshnna Bean. (more...)

Folk Singer Jonathan Edwards Coming to The Grove, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Veteran singer/songwriter Jonathan Edwards will be performing on August 20, 2016 at The Grove at Neumann, Saratoga Springs, NY in support of his new album, Tomorrow's Child. Produced by four-time Grammy Award nominee Darrell Scott, Tomorrow's Child features the venerable and beloved Edwards accompanied by such roots music luminaries Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, John Cowan, Vince Gill, and Alison Krauss. (more...)

BWW Blog: Michael Hartung - The Calm Beforrrre The Storm
by Guest Blogger: Michael Hartung - Jul 8, 2016

Before a word is spoken, our show starts on our sturdy pirate ship as a raging storm throws us from one side of the "boat" to the other. At this point in our process, the tumultuous weather looks a lot like a group of guys rolling around on the floor, but that's nothing a of week of rehearsal and some great lighting can't fix! From this point forward, we arrre in "go" mode until we open. Yesterday was our last real day off until opening night and it sort of feels like we arrre actually heading into a crazy storm of our own. (more...)

Scholastic Book on Teaching Kids With Autism
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

NEW YORK, July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ With one in every 68 children now being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and a national trend toward inclusive education, every teacher needs to be ready. To ensure that K8 teachers have the tools and knowledge they need to support students with ASD, Scholastic (SCHL), the global children's publishing, education, and media company, today announced the release of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Inclusive Classroom: How to Reach and Teach Students with ASD, by Barbara Boroson. (more...)

Meet the New Leads of the Revolution - HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon, Lexi Lawson & Michael Luwoye!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, HAMILTON will welcome two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Hamilton, and Michael Luwoye, who will perform as alternate to Javier Muñoz in the title role to the Broadway company this summer. In celebration of the big casting news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of the trio's top performances! (more...)

Zacks Investment Management Launches New Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

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BWW Review: JACK FERVER Mistakes The Kitchen for Camp
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 5, 2016

Jack Ferver never let up on his drag delivery. Switching arbitrarily from bad French to English or from danse to dance passed for plot in this cabaret act. The scantily clad men in the audience - I attended the June 30th, 2016 performance - lapped it up before they even had a chance to hear the next line. It was all good fun, though if there is an art to telegraphing intention it was not on display here. That was 'I Want You to Want Me': a surrealistic B movie romp ruled by a character with mystical abilities for no other reason than 'just because'. File it under lazy craftsmanship. The world that Mr. Ferver inhabited was self referential, sassy, and imbued with magic, not unlike a gay lounge. (more...)

BWW Interview: What Does It Take to Be a Broadway Producer? John Breglio Reveals All!
by Robert Diamond - Jul 3, 2016

What does a 'producer' actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway? John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre. (more...)

'Family Features' Promotes Outdoor Play
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MISSION, KS - (Family Features) In today's digital world, creating memories with loved ones and experiencing the joys of Mother Nature are some of the best reasons to turn off the TV, put down the tablet and get outdoors. From picnics to wild adventures to simple backyard games, there are dozens of ways to help kids explore all the exciting ways to live life outside. (more...)

MOTHER EMANUEL Opening at SoHo Playhouse August 13th as Part of FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

MOTHER EMANUEL An American Musical Play Opens at FringeNYC 8/13   Rebel Theater in association with The Present Company presents MOTHER EMANUEL, an American Musical Play conceived by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj and co-written by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, Adam Mace and Christian Lee Branch starting Saturday August 13 at Soho Playhouse as part of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Costly Ecommerce Mistakes Can Result in Lost Sales -- ReadyReturns Delivers 5 Tips on How to Avoid Making Them
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

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Two Weeks to Go Until Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

With only two weeks to go until the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 kicks off, here's a little reminder of the fantastic acts that are heading up to Edinburgh this August:  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Stack
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 18, 2016

BWW speaks to Ed MacArthur, writer and lead performer of Stack at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Spotlight On: Philly's Own THE ORIGINAL ORLONS
by Pati Buehler - Jul 18, 2016

Fun filled dance tunes were "The Orlons" specialty, making them one of the most popular groups ever to come out of Philadelphia in the 50's and they are still going strong. (more...)

BWW TV: How Spectacular is the NEW YORK SPECTACULAR? The KID CRITICS Weigh in!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2016

We are continuing the series with Tai (9), Isabella (11), and Charles (8), who just stopped by the iconic Radio City Music Hall to check out the NEW YORK SPECTACULAR. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below! (more...)

Dani Mathers' Message to Women Is Something We Can't Un-see, Comments Rhonda Shear
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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SHIP OF FOOLS, DARK CIRCUS, PROTOTYPE and More Set for HERE's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

HERE has announced its 2016-2017 producing season, featuring three HERE Resident Artist world premieres, two international presentations from HERE's renowned Dream Music Puppetry Program, the fifth annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, and HERE's yearly CULTUREMART festival, where HERE serves up a first look at new work in process from artists in the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). (more...)

Nigel Baker's New Show TOP PHOTOGRAPHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, announced today the launch of a brand new reality web series competition for every type of photographer: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER. Open to all photographers across the nation, from professional shooter to hobbyist to iPhoneographer, five contestants will be hand-picked by Nigel Barker himself to compete in the AdoramaTV original series, where they will be challenged to prove they have not only the skills, but the vision to become the next Top Photographer. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KREUTZER SONATA, Arcola Theatre, 12 July 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jul 13, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an unblinking, fearless adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's often censored story, delivered with panache and menace by Greg Hicks. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

For the first time, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp will celebrate 20 years of friendship and the iconic Tony Award-winning musical RENT in a special concert at Feinstein's at the Nikko. Acoustically Speaking - A 20-Year Friendship is a brand-new show featuring two Broadway giants, coming together to celebrate music, stories and their friendship! An intimate unplugged show, Adam and Anthony will deliver solo sets featuring both original tunes and songs that have influenced their lives, capped off by performing a few of the iconic hits from where it all began - meeting at RENT. Performances of Acoustically Speaking - A 20-Year Friendship will take place on Thursday, October 27 (8 p.m.), Friday, October 28 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, October 29 (7 p.m.). Tickets range in price from $55 - $75 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Dennis Dannel Jr. to Showcase Art at The McKenna Museum of African-American Art, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

After 22 years in NYC, actor Dennis Dannel, Jr. will come home to New Orleans this summer, to perform in Jackie Alexander's play, 'The High Priestess of Dark Alley,' July 7th - 24th at the historic Le Petit Theatre playhouse (celebrating 100 years). With over 15 years of NYC training, having acted in over 40 shows on the NY Stage, as well as TV, Film and Soap Opera credits, pretty much everyone who knows Dennis, knows he's an actor. What most don't know, however, is that Dennis is also an accomplished fine artist.  (more...)

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