Road to Opening Week 10: Cynthia Dale On Rehearsals for A Little Night Music
by Guest Blogger: Cynthia Dale - May 30, 2016

Listening to Franklin Brasz lead the orchestra, hearing the incredible voices in the Quintet of Sean Arbuckle, Jen Rider-Shaw, Barbara Fulton, Stephen Patterson and Ayrin Mackie start off the show, I was especially aware of the joy in my tears. (more...)

BWW Recap: 'Blood of My Blood' Returns on GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 30, 2016

We're over halfway done with this season of Game of Thrones, and last night's episode entitled “Blood of My Blood” should have probably been called “Home” (the title of Episode 2), considering more characters were reconnected with their past, began to discern who they are at the core versus who they are expected to be, as well as some literally returning home. However, we did get our mandatory dragon shot! Finally we found out where Summer's CGI budget went! Subsequently, we did get a lot of general plot development this week! Yay! Things happened! Arya was able to move past her stick training, Sam and Gilly got to their destination, we saw the return of two long gone uncles, and Jaime was forced out of the Kingsguard and into his book location! (more...)

BWW Review: BLACKBERRY WINTER at the Kitchen Dog Theater
by Aaron Zilbermann - May 29, 2016

Our parents are the people who raised us. They taught us things, kept an eye on us, bathed us, changed our diapers, and most significantly, they provided us with an over abundance of memories that ultimately helped shape who we are as we age and grow. But, now bare with me for a moment, what if an underground mole could dig its way into your mind and rob you of those treasured memories? This is the crux of the creation myth for Alzheimer's disease developed by Vivienne Avery, the primary character in Steve Yockey's new play, Blackberry Winter, presented by the Kitchen Dog Theatre (KDT) as the first play in their eighteenth annual New Works Festival, in residence at the Undermain Theatre. A one-woman show is a rather difficult undertaking and KDT Artistic Company Member, Karen Parrish, undertook this project with an intensity that left the audience filled with emotion, laughter and tears, sometimes simultaneously. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LITTLE PRINCE Delighted Its Young Audience
by Barry Lenny - May 29, 2016

Perhaps there will be a return season of this charming and cleverly devised piece. (more...)

BWW Interview: Norbert Leo Butz Discusses Season 2 of BLOODLINE & MERCY STREET, Feinstein's/54 Below, More
by Melanie Votaw - May 27, 2016

The two-time Tony-winner updates fans on his two television series and his New York cabaret comeback. (more...)

Gregory Ross Pens HENRY ROCKS THE 4TH
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Gregory Ross, an accomplished author, has completed his newest book in The Counting Rooster series called 'Henry Rocks the 4th'. It is an imaginative and adventurous story about farm animals that are invited to celebrate the fourth of July at the new San Francisco Zoo. What new friends will they make along the way? (more...)

Student Roundup: Top 10 Student Bloggers Around Our Broadway World!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 27, 2016

We have so many new student bloggers around our Broadway World! From Los Angeles to Nashville to NYC and even in New Zealand, we feature talented students who are involved in their school productions on a college, high school, and even elementary school level. Below, we round up our Top 10 student bloggers! (more...)

BWW Review: The Clarinet Factory Performs at Prague Spring Festival
by Charles Shubow - May 26, 2016

It was quite a performance at the National Technical Museum. (more...)

NetSuite Announces NetSuite CXO Cloud Symposium In Singapore
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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METHOD 15/33 by Shannon Kirk is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

2015 National Indie Excellence Award Winner for Best Suspense Novel 2015 School Library Journal Best Adult Books for Teens (1 of only 17 Novels Selected) 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gold Winner Mystery/Suspense (more...)

Are London Critics Spoiled? Is The National Theatre Taking Revenge?
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

More discussion on the issue of limiting critics to one comp ticket instead of two. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella -Be Who You Want and Be Independent
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - May 25, 2016

Destiny's Child pushed for women to be independent in 2001 with Independent Woman, and I am pushing for actors to be independent today with this blog. Independence is a quality few people possess, a quality I am thankful enough to have, and a quality I hope to instill upon people. This quality is useful in almost any situation. But truthfully, I think it can be most useful to actors.  (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNATURE PLAYS: THE SANDBOX, DROWNING, FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO, Looking Back At An Absurdist Trio
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

Signature Theatre presents a program of one-acts by Edward Albee, Maria Irene Fornes and Adrienne Kennedy. (more...)

BWW Review: A SUBJECT OF SCANDAL AND CONCERN, Finborough Theatre, May 23 2016
by Gary Naylor - May 25, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a fine revival of a play that was of its time in the buttoned up, pre-Beatles 1960s, but has much to say to audiences in 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Two New Episodes of PERSON OF INTEREST, Tonight on CBS
by - May 24, 2016

CBS airs back-to-back episodes of PERSON OF INTEREST tonight. Check out sneak peeks below! (more...)

PFC Fitness Camp Transforms Weight Loss Industry Through Food
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The nation's premier weight loss resort, PFC Fitness Camp announces today their biggest upgrade yet-a state-of-the-art, interactive kitchen and top Wellness Chef, Jason C. Kieffer to transform the weight loss industry through the power of food. (more...)

Victor J. Wright Pens THE WRIGHT STUFF
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

When Victor J. Wright suffered a spinal cord injury during a high school football game in 1976, his life was changed forever. Wright, who passed away in 2016, was a quadriplegic; he pushed through with help from his faith, his family and his friends to become one of the first quadriplegics to earn a college degree. In 'The Wright Stuff: A Story of Perseverance, Inspiration and Hope' (published by AuthorHouse), David D. Rutherford, one of Wright's former classmates and friends, shares Wright's incredible story of perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. (more...)

Jaunt Collaborates with Paul McCartney on 6-Part Documentary Series PURE McCartney VR
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Jaunt, the leading producer and publisher of fully-immersive cinematic virtual reality experiences, and legendary singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, today released the first two episodes of PURE McCartney VR (more...)

Jaunt Collaborates with Paul McCartney to Produce PURE McCartney VR, Six-Part Documentary Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Jaunt, the leading producer and publisher of fully-immersive cinematic virtual reality experiences, and legendary singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, today released the first two episodes of PURE McCartney VR, a six-part series of virtual reality (VR) documentary shorts. (more...)

Annenberg Center Live Sets International Children's Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Each year, Annenberg Center Live takes young audiences places they can only imagine with its annual Children's Festival. This year is no exception. The 2016 Philadelphia International Children's Festival is set to run June 2-4. The Festival features circus arts, music, theatre and storytelling as well as lots of activities in the outdoor FUN ZONE. Tickets cost $10. Seating is general admission. Tickets are available online at AnnenbergCenter.org or by phone at 215.898.3900. The Annenberg Center is located at 3680 Walnut Street. (more...)

Leah Palm Pens REMEMBRANCES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

What happens to your memories when they're not relevant anymore? (more...)

Fe Shares CHOICES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

After suffering through four abusive marriages, Fe` understands just how challenging it can be to escape a domestic violence situation. In her new book, 'Choices: The Ripple Effect,' she equips readers with the tools and hope they need to end a relationship before it's too late. (more...)

Josepha Gayer to Perform at The RRazz Room, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The RRazz Room At The Prince is pleased to present Philadelphia's own Josepha Gayer in concert, celebrating the release of her debut CD, RENAISSANCE: NOTES FROM ITALY (LML Music). Ms. Gayer, will perform one show on June 26, 2016 at 5pm, accompanied by Eric Knight. The RRazz Room At The Prince is located in the second floor Black Box Cabaret space of the historic Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (near the corner of Broad and Chestnut Streets on the Avenue Of The Arts). Elevator access is available. Tickets range from $32 (seats) to $42 for table seating. Table seating requires a two drink minimum per person.  Visit: http://www.therrazzroom.com or the ticket link: http://tinyurl.com/jhg793s (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre Bug Infects the Campus: Faculty Perspective
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 23, 2016

Last week I shared the growth of the University of New Haven's Theatre Department from the student perspective. Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with a few of the faculty to hear their views of the program's growth. (more...)

What Morley Safer Got Right About Contemporary Art
by Barry Kostrinsky - May 23, 2016

It was odd watching the pre-memorial segment on 60 minutes a week ago about a soon to die Morley Safe. It felt like a Monty Python sketch and I expected Morley to blurt out, " I'm not dead yet." (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma VanDeVelde - The Blumey Awards: That's What It's Really About 
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - May 23, 2016

On May 22, 2016 at approximately 6:55 pm, nearly 100 high school students anxiously stood behind a curtain on the stage of the Belk theater. At 7:06 pm, this curtain rose to reveal a completely sold out house comprised of parents, classmates, theater educators and industry professionals and acted as the beginning of one of the raddest nights of their lives. (more...)

BWW Recap: GAME OF THRONES Reveals Shocking Truths in 'The Door'
by Jessica Naftaly - May 23, 2016

This weeks episode of GAME OF THRONES entitled 'The Door,' revealed a lot of information and answers to some of the biggest questions of the series, as well answered some questions that don't necessarily need answering. In a show riddled with plot holes, some of which were highlighted this episode, their ability to carry out reveals and give us answers isn't always up to task. If your biggest concern watching GAME OF THRONES was finding out the origin of Hodor's name, then this was the episode for you! If the importance of finding out the origin of the White Walkers, the biggest threat that endangers the lives of all of our characters, is highest on the scale for you, you'll get answer, but the attention and care given to revealing said answer may disappoint you. It's all apparent just looking at the recaps and reactions. The most used phrase from an episode in which we learn where the White Walkers came from, another direwolf dies, a mythic race goes extinct, and the Starks make a battle plan, is 'Hold the door!' That says quite a lot. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - AMERICAN PSYCHO's Drew Moerlein
by Caryn Robbins - May 23, 2016

Today, Moerlein speaks exclusively with BWW about making his debut and explains why Broadway will never be the same now that the American Psycho is in town!   (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Becky Lou to Bring SHAKE to Montreal Fringe Festival, 6/9-19
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Shake combines Becky Lou's unique brand of burlesque, sumptuous striptease and irreverent physical comedy, with stories from her life. Having gleefully danced nude all over the world, she is incongruously shy about sharing her voice… Shake runs from June 9-19, part of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. Contains some nudity- for ages 18+. (more...)

BWW Recap: Thoughts on THE BLACKLIST Season Three Finale
by Marakay Rogers - May 20, 2016

Tom and Agnes are kidnapped, Red doesn't get his target, Ressler and Mr. Kaplan admit mistakes, Liz is alive, and Alexander Kirk is WHO? (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/20; BLOOD IN THE SNOW in Boston, Reimagined CATS in Columbus, I SEE YOU in S. Africa and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 20, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Columbus, South Africa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE SNOW in Boston, a reimagined CATS in Columbus, and I SEE YOU in South Africa, just to name a few. (more...)

R.R. Rory Launches SAW IT IN A POEM
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

R.R. Rory, a passionate writer and author, has completed his new book 'I Saw It in a Poem': a book of poems that will connect with the reader and their personal experiences. (more...)

4 Office Hacks to Improve the Work Day
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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Farm Theatre to Present Padraic Lillis' HOPE YOU GET TO ELEVEN, 6/23-7/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

This summer The Farm Theater is pleased to present Padraic Lillis' solo show, Hope You Get to Eleven, or What Are We Going to Do About Sally?, directed byScott Illingworth and presented as part of the 8th Annual Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Performances will be on June 23 at 7:30pm, June 25 at 5pm, June 29 at 7:30pm, and July 3 at 4:30pm at The Paradise Factory (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($18) are available online atwww.planetconnections.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Proceeds from the show will benefit the National Suicide Prevention Network. (more...)

14th Street Y to Host Annual Gala Next Week, Featuring Meet & Greet with GIRLS' Alex Karpovsky
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, The 14th Street Y will host its annual Gala featuring a VIP Rooftop Reception and Cocktail Party & Program, including cocktails by Tito's Handmade Vodka, in its dynamic theater space at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC. (more...)

RENT's Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Extend 'ACOUSTICALLY SPEAKING' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp celebrate 20 years of friendship and the iconic Tony Award winning musical RENT in a special engagement "Acoustically Speaking -- A 20 Year Friendship" at New York's Feinstein's/ 54 Below. (more...)

People's Light to Present World Premiere of THE HARASSMENT OF IRIS MALLOY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

People's Light presents the world premiere of a suspenseful and sexy political drama by Producing Director Zak Berkman. The Harassment of Iris Malloy features award-winning stage, film and television actor Scott Bryce, and runs from June 15-July 10, 2016 in the Steinbright Stage. People's Light is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355. For tickets, call 610.644.3500 or visit peopleslight.org. (more...)

A GUIDE TO HAPPINESS by Life Coach Alan Shein is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

SAN DIEGO, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ According to a Harris Poll, only 33% of Americans say they're very happy. San Diego life coach Alan Shein says that's not hard to believe. His clients often report that they are stressed and unable to enjoy life to its fullest. 'It doesn't have to be this way,' says Shein. 'I have studied the anatomy of happiness and practiced many effective techniques that can increase an individual's happiness.' (more...)

English Instructors Launch Novel, THE MYSTIQUE OF A ROMANCE BETWEEN MAY & ME
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

HAYMARKET, Va., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In a unique collaboration crossing the globe, Tina Gheisari and Michael Bender are debuting an inspirational novel 'The Mystique of a Romance Between May and Me,' (appropriate for all ages) on Amazon.com. Michael Bender (editor) said, 'Tina has managed to give all of us an opportunity to gain an understanding of the beauty of motherhood and mothers, our freedom to choose, the Eastern philosophy of love, and the spiritual being who protects us all. For those of us who are not mothers, Tina's book gives us a greater appreciation for our own mothers and our roles in the world in which we live. All through following the life of a pearl!' (more...)

Resolution Games Announces it is one of the First to Commit to Bringing Games to Daydream, Google's Platform for High Performance Mobile VR
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Photo Flash: Welcome to the Jungle! First Look at RUNNING WILD at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season begins with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD opens tomorrow 19 May and plays until Sunday 12 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - Happy Talk
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - May 17, 2016

Ideas are only as good as the attention we give them.  If you come up with the next brilliant idea, then do nothing with it, it's useless.  And while not every idea is the next lightbulb invention, we need to write them down, cultivate them and brainstorm.  There is a fine balance when we start sharing the ideas and everyone in the room starts sharing their idea. (more...)

BWW Interview: First Stage Honors 20th Anniversary of LILLY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 17, 2016

The popular Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse returns to First Stage for Kevin Kling's theatrical adaptation of Kevin Henkes best selling children's book beginning this May. A picture book written in 1996, Henkes' story features a tiny little girl mouse struggling to be who she is, wearing glitter sunglasses and mismatched outfits--as Lilly called herself, 'The Queen of the World' who liked everything' and in 2016, celebrates 20 years still tucked firmly in children's hearts. (more...)

BWW Review: Poetic and Powerful SILLAGE an Extraordinary Theatrical Experience
by David Fick - May 16, 2016

Penny Youngleson's new play accomplishes its enlightenment through a domestic scenario without ever becoming didactic or patronising; that it does so using a powerful, unique and pliable central metaphor makes SILLAGE all the more remarkable. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre to Take MOBILE on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Mobile is an inventive and intimate show about class, family, aspiration and belonging. For an audience of just nine people at a time, it is based on personal testimonies collected in community workshops . (more...)

Leaders of the Consumer Internet of Things Industry Converge at Philly Tech Week 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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Cast Of SUNNY AFTERNOON To Perform At WORLD CUP '66 LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

WORLD CUP '66 LIVE is a spectacular live event taking place at The SSE Arena, Wembley on July 30th to celebrate the 50th anniversary of England winning the FIFA World Cup.  An audience of 10,000 at The SSE Arena, Wembley and many more at cinemas across the UK will be simultaneously treated to a minute-by-minute retelling of the historic game with a unique mix of film footage, live bands, personal appearances of special guests and a chance to take a trip back to the nostalgic and wonderful world that was Swinging London in 1966. (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre to Bring HEATHERS to Broward Center, 6/9-25
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

As the finale to its acclaimed inaugural season at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Slow Burn Theatre Company presents the hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal Heathers: The Musical in its South Florida premiere from Thursday, June 9 - Sunday, June 26. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre Bug Infects the Campus: Student Perspective
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - May 16, 2016

Since the theatre program first came to be, the University of New Haven has not been the same. Watching the program grow has infected the rest of campus with the theatre bug. Student organizations have been inspired to take on more theatrical events around campus. To quote Cabaret cast member Katherine Lutz, "Theatre is no longer a group of misunderstood outcasts; theatre is now a welcomed part of student life on campus!"  (more...)

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