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Artistic Pioneers, Mavericks and Rebels Line Up for 'Where Are We Now?' as Part of Hull 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The first events and artistic collaborators for Where Are We Now?, a new festival presented by avant-garde art collective and provocateurs Neu! Reekie! as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, have been announced today. The festival will take place from 2 until 4 June 2017 with the first events on sale now at www.hull2017.co.uk. (more...)

Magic Logix Hires Farid Kiblawi as VP of Sales and Business Development
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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BWW Recap: Liza's 'Summer Friday' Isn't Without Its Ups and Downs on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Nov 30, 2016

So, apparently… while we're finishing up our turkey leftovers, prepping for a visit from the big man with the bag, and above all, bracing for snow… it's bright and shiny summer in the YOUNGER-verse. But while the weather outside may not be frightful… it's not quite all fun in the sun for Liza and Kelsey, who find themselves in hot water after a deal to secure Colin's manuscript goes rather awry. Ruh roh.  (more...)

Vista Partners Publishes November 2016 Macroeconomic & Investment Newsletter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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CBS SUNDAY MORNING Posts Year-to-Year Increases with Viewers & Adults 25-54
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

CBS SUNDAY MORNING was the #1 Sunday morning news program and posted year-to-year increases with viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 27. (more...)

Ed Balls, Ore Oduba and Lesley Joseph Join STRICTLY COME DANCING Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Ed Balls may have departed the competition, but he's not hanging up his dance shoes yet. The former Shadow Chancellor is the latest celebrity name confirmed for the 2017 Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, along with Ore Oduba and Lesley Joseph. They join the already confirmed Louise Redknapp, Danny Mac and Daisy Lowe. (more...)

Chen Dance Center's NEWSTEPS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographer's series.  Since 1994, its theater has supported and presented artists developing innovative and risk-taking works through space and production grants.  The series has received acclaim in The New York Times, Dance Magazine, The Village Voice, Downtown Express and The Villager. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/22/2016 - 11/29/2016
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Royal Family Productions Presents a Reading of Keenan Scott II's THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

 Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director) will present a stage reading of Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early,  directed by Chris Henry  as part of its developmental series.  The reading will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 2pm at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are FREE and available to the Public. Limited seating, please RSVP to marybrennanrfp@gmail.com. (more...)

Battleme Announces 'Live At Cactus Cafe' EP - Out 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Portland's Battleme is excited to announce the release of Live At Cactus Café – due out on January 20th via El Camino Media. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NIGHT THOREAU SPENT IN JAIL at Ensemble Theatre
by Roy Berko - Nov 28, 2016

Henry David Thoreau was a rebel. A rebel with many causes. He opposed taxation, contested war on foreign soils, was a strong advocate for the abolition of slavery, refused to pay fees for things that he thought were earned and therefore should not cost money (e.g., as a Harvard graduate he rejected paying the dollar required for getting his official graduation certificate). He believed in the interdependence of man and nature, independent thinking, education through discovery, and he rebuffed organized religion. (more...)

More GILMORE GIRLS On the Way? Alexis Bledel Says 'Anything Is Possible'
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel discuss Netflix's recently released 'mini-movies' GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE and share their Thoughts on whether the latest installment marks the final farewell of the series. (more...)

Leopold and His Fiction Release New Single Waves (Golden) Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Austin-based Leopold and His Fiction have released their latest single “Waves (Golden)” via Allmusic. Allmusic praises its 'hard-edged, stomping psychedelic garage sound, with some Motown energy mixed in for good measure.' (more...)

Kravis Center Kicks Off 2017 with an Amazing Array of Concerts & Shows in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in January 2017 with more than two-dozen amazing productions from a Broadway smash hit to comedy superstars, from musical legends to fascinating lectures. (more...)

Baxter's Festive Season in Full Swing and Set to Culminate with New Year's Eve Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Baxter's sensational festive season programme is set to entertain and delight audiences, culminating in the highly popular New Year's Eve party. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rihanna Mash-Up Highlights Harlem Theatre Company's Commitment to Artists of Color
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

The Movement Theatre Company, a Harlem-based nonprofit committed to showcasing emerging artists of color, releases a music video mashup featuring Rihanna's "Work" and "This Is What You Came For." The Movement's Rihanna-inspired holiday music video is a festive ode to all the "work" the company has produced in its almost 10 years of existence and highlights plans for future events in the coming year. The new music video emphasizes the company's commitment to artists of color and support for local Harlem businesses. It also raises awareness about The Movement's #holiDONATE fundraising campaign, which is one part of a larger goal to raise $100,000 by the end of their season. There will be an exclusive viewing party/holiday fundraiser Monday, December 12th from 6:30-9:30pm at Nabe Underground. (more...)

Dr. Lynn Levy and Dr. Philip Levy Release 'The Resilient Couple: Navigating Together Through Life'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Lynn Levy Ph.D and Philip Levy Ph.D, couples therapists, husband and wife, educators, devoted writers and authors, have completed their new book 'The Resilient Couple: Navigating Together Through Life': a passionately crafted work that examines the inner-most-workings of a marriage and explores the ideas of personal identity. (more...)

VIDEO: First Trailer for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Is Here!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Sony Pictures and Marvel have revealed the first trailer for SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING. Directed by Jon Watts, the film stars Tom Holland in the title role (more...)

Lacretta to Join Daniel Reichard at Birdland; GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS Will Play Three Night
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Actress and singer Lacretta, who recently played Levora Verona in the Broadway musical, Disaster!, will join Daniel Reichard as the special guest star for his three-night engagement at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City on December 17th, 18th, and 19th. (more...)

BWW Student Blog: Sydney Gross- Auditions
by Guest Blogger: Sydney Gross - Dec 9, 2016

"Hey there Delilah, what's it like in New York City..." Lori's alarm clock blared as she groggily went to hit the snooze button. She knew she could not let that button be hit one more time, it was her opening night on Broadway. Everyday was the same for her. Get up, go to school, go to rehearsal, get some sort of fast food, go home, do homework, and finally go to sleep. It was an endless cycle that probably is not very healthy. Anybody would think that having an opening night on Broadway would be fun and exciting, but for Lori, there was so many things going on in her head. Lori was an average teenager, stressing over grades, popularity, and boys. That was until she heard on the radio that Hamilton, the smash hit musical that had been breaking ticket number records since it opened, was having an open casting audition in New York City for the new Elizabeth Schuyler. Lori had been acting her entire life in community theatres and schools and such. Her dream was to eventually make it to Broadway but she never thought that this opportunity would come so early in life. She sat up in bed and looked at her watch. (more...)

StillOneNation.org Will Connect Americans from Different Political Backgrounds for Meaningful Conversations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

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BWW Book Review: BRUTUS AND OTHER HEROINES by Harriet Walter
by Marianka Swain - Dec 8, 2016

One of the big theatre stories of 2016 is women reclaiming Shakespeare, from Gillian Bevan's Cymbeline and Michelle Terry's Henry V to Glenda Jackson's Lear and Phyllida Lloyd's landmark all-female trilogy starring Harriet Walter. (more...)

Photo: First Look Image of Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela in BET's MADIBA
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

BET Networks announced today its movie event MADIBA, a three-part saga telling the definitive story of Nelson Mandela, that will air February 1st, 8th and 15, 2017. (more...)

String Quartet ETHEL Sets Winter/Spring 2017 Season with Stops at National Sawdust and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

ETHEL, the musically omnivorous string quartet The New York Times has described as "indefatigable and eclectic" and The Village Voice called "a genre unto itself," announces its upcoming winter/spring 2017 season, building on the group's artistry and collaborative vision. (more...)

Bob Rutzel Shares POEMS OF SORTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Bob Rutzel, an Air Force Veteran, movie reviewer, poet and author, has completed his new book 'Poems of Sorts': an entertaining and enlightening compilation of poems. This unpredictable collection will keep the reader mesmerized through the melodic flow and eye-opening views. (more...)

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Announces 'The Mind/Body Connection' 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble announces its 2017 Season, 'The Mind/Body Connection.' The season includes three new plays linked under this mind/body connection and told from distinctly female perspectives. These bold works explore how we separate our primal, instinctive physical beings from our intellectual and emotional selves. The season will be performed at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 5779 N. Ridge Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Shares the Nine Components of RUNNING FLOW in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Many runners have experienced moments when everything clicks but written them off as chance occurrences. The easy sense of control and empowerment, they assumed, was nothing more than a lucky coincidence. World-renowned researcher Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, who introduced the word 'flow' to describe the phenomenon of deep immersion in an activity where mind and body seem to work together almost effortlessly, says that understanding the rare occasions when psychology and physiology fall completely in sync offers runners the best chance of experiencing flow when it's needed most. (more...)

White Sun Nominated 2017 New Age Grammy Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

White Sun, a Los Angeles-based band known for their pioneering musical interpretations of yogic mantras, has been nominated by The Recording Academy for a 2017 GRAMMY Award in the 'New Age' category for their album White Sun II. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA Resumes Tonight in San Francisco After Death of Co-Founder's Son
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA will resume its regular performance schedule tonight, Tuesday, December 6 at 8 p.m., under the Big Top at AT&T Park in San Francisco. (more...)

Open Communication On The Open Road
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Theatre for Community Impact: Inside Rehearsals
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Dec 5, 2016

Welcome Back! Decisions have been made and by the time you read this article we are merely days away from displaying our work and findings from the semester. Our title has been finalized as ?em-p?-th?. If you notice or it needs to be explained, this is the phonetic spelling of empathy, which has been the overall theme to our work. Our company has been hard at work in rehearsals and in the classroom. I decided to get an inside scoop from my classmates on their Thoughts about the production and the class this semester as a whole. Let's get started shall we? (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Peter Van Norden in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Last season's critically acclaimed, World Premiere hit Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL returns to Rubicon Theatre Company this holiday season with Broadway, TV and film veterans Peter Van Norden (RTC's Copenhagen) and Joe Spano ('NCIS,' RTC's Bucky) reprising their roles in this innovative retelling of the classic. Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL opens in Ventura on Saturday, December 10, followed by an after-party at Rhumb Line Restaurant. The show is currently in previews for a run through December 24, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (more...)

Arrows & Traps' CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Adaptation to Play Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Arrows & Traps Theatre returns to the Jack Studio with an award-winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky's literary masterpiece Crime & Punishment by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus. (more...)

Wu Tao Dance Launches Self-Healing Course
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Today, Wu Tao Dance announced the introduction of A Self-Healing Transformational Course: Healing Through the Elements. The home-study course is designed to give people the opportunity to deepen their connection to life and the life-force energy through the use of Wu Tao dances, process work, meditation, and creative expression. (more...)

Halo Publishing International Launches 'Mindfulness of Nature'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

In the first in a series of books supporting the benefits of affirmation, author Jo Ann Petrucci Andrews offers a collection of beautiful landscape images combined with words of positive support. 'Mindfulness of Nature' uses the alphabet as a foundation for presenting encouraging words to help readers focus on the positive rather than the negative in life. 'Sometimes we just need to be reminded that no matter how dark our day is or how negative a relationship may be, there is a ray of positivity if we look for it,' said author Jo Ann Petrucci Andrews. 'I wanted to create a book that would help readers remember their strengths, their value and the parts of their life for which they should be most thankful.' 'Mindfulness of Nature' statements of affirmation from A to Z can be used as a daily reminder, an as-needed dose of positivity or even as a family activity to promote a habit of thinking on the bright side of life. Each beautiful image was taken by the author depicting some of her favorite restful spots from the woodlands of New England to the beaches of Mexico. 'I wanted to combine the beauty of nature with encouraging words to help the reader be in the moment,' said Andrews. 'There is a gift to be had by focusing on the positive in our life right this moment rather than bemoaning what might have been or worrying about the 'what ifs' of the future. Being in the moment is a great way to change the direction of our Thoughts which can help us as we view life, relationships, work and every aspect of our day.' 'I keep a copy of Jo Ann's book within easy reach,' said Lisa Umina, founder and president of Halo Publishing International. 'I thoroughly enjoyed the positive messages during the first read through and now I flip through at random and pick a page to help focus my mind during the day. It is a great way to remind me of the blessings in my life.' Andrews is working on a series of books to follow 'Mindfulness of Nature' based on her professional counseling sessions that will inspire, motivate and encourage readers to live in the moment and surround themselves with positive Thoughts, positive people and positive experiences. 'Mindfulness of Nature' is available from: - Halo Publishing - http://halopublishing.com/1a-c/jo-ann-petrucci-andrews.html - Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Mindfulness-Nature-Jo-Ann-Andrews/dp/1612445128/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1479315461&sr=8-3&keywords=andrews+halo+publishing - Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mindfulness-of-nature-jo-ann-petrucci-andrews/1125149851?ean=2940156965397 Purchase your copy as an e-book for $7.99 or hardcover for $15.95. About Jo Ann Petrucci Andrews: Dr. Jo-Ann Petrucci Andrews is a marriage and family therapist who helps children and their families recover from grief and loss. She is a licensed mental health counselor, and she holds a Doctor of Education degree. Jo-Ann specializes in trauma-focused treatment for a wide range of issues, including bereavement, divorce, adoption and foster care, autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, co-parenting, and mood disorders. She currently lives on a farm in New England with her husband, children, and animals. About Halo Publishing International: Halo Publishing International is a self-publishing company that publishes adult fiction and non-fiction, children's literature, self-help, spiritual, and faith-based books. We continually strive to help authors reach their publishing goals and provide many different services that help them do so. www.HaloPublishing.com Press & Media Contact: Lisa M. Umina, Publisher Halo Publishing International 1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176 San Antonio, TX 78213 - USA +1 877-705-9647 contact@halopublishing.com http://www.halopublishing.com (more...)

Exhibitions, ALADDIN and More on This January in Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What's on for January 2017 at Pyramid & Parr Hall? Scroll down to find out! (more...)

Blues Rocker Walter Trout Back on Tour and Heading for Warrington After Liver Transplant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Walter Trout plays earth-shattering blues rock music and was once voted the 6th best guitarist ever in a BBC Radio listeners' poll. He enjoys rave reviews, has topped the blues chart with the all-star albums Full Circle and The Outsider, and now he has his sights set on Warrington's Parr Hall. (more...)

Scoop: THE YOUNG POPE on HBO on NBC - Sunday, January 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE YOUNG POPE on HBO, airing on NBC on Sunday, January 15, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: J. Harrison Ghee of KINKY BOOTS at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 5, 2016

What happens when the young owner of a failing shoe factory in Northampton, England meets a fabulous London drag queen named Lola? Well, in three words - BIG FAB FUN! And audiences will have the opportunity to witness this thrilling, yet touching musical tale, KINKY BOOTS, when the show takes the stage at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT on December 6th. Playing the fabulous drag queen, Lola, is J. Harrison Ghee, and I had the chance to sit down with him to talk about the glamour, the hard work, and the absolute thrill of bringing this story to Waterbury. (more...)

Cynny Survey: Only 11% of Millennials Believe People are Authentic on Social Media
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

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BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Dec 5, 2016

This is a highly exuberant and top quality production. (more...)

BWW Review: CREDITORS Presented by The Chamber Theatre at Vault 1031
by Taylor Clemons - Dec 5, 2016

Secrets, manipulation, and sexual tensions are center stage in this incredibly potent and deep self billed tragi-comedy. (more...)

Ruby Powell Shares POEMS FROM THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Ruby Powell, a nurse, nature lover, animal lover, bird watcher, avid reader, devoted writer, poet and author, has completed her new book 'Poems from the Heart': a gripping and telling compilation of Thoughts, feelings and honesty. This book collectively expresses the author's personality and philosophies. (more...)

Larry Rahr Pens A COP FOR 43 YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Larry Rahr, an Air Force Veteran, experienced police officer, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'A Cop For 43 Years': a gripping and potent autobiography that delves into a world of crime, violence, survival and protection. Follow Larry Rahr as he recollects on his life-experience as a police officer and his Thoughts towards today's civil unrest between civilian and officer. (more...)

Author Reggie Naphtali Shares THOUGHTS OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Reggie Naphtali has completed his new book 'Thoughts of the Mind': a poetic array of masterfully crafted ideas. Reggie was born Reginald Kinghorne in Kingston, Jamaica, to George and Edna Kinghorne. He attended St. Aloysius, St. George's College, Excelsior evening classes, and Boy's High, Brooklyn, New York. He left Jamaica in 1983 to reside in America, but he has never strayed or forgotten his deep roots. (more...)

BWW Preview: FS Young Company Celebrates Win at Utah Festival, Salter Sisters Celebrate Roles in Upcoming COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 2, 2016

Aspiring young performers from across the country challenge Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death (April. 2016) in a national festival this past fall. To do so, First Stage's Young Company, Milwaukee's pre-professional training program for young actors, recently traveled to the Utah Shakespeare Festival with Associate Artistic Director John Maclay and Teaching Artist Marcella Kearns to compete with literally 100's of schools and theaters from across the country on how Shakespeare inspires young audiences. While eleven members competed in the 2016 Young Company, two identical twins, Alex and Sydney Salter both participated in the festival competition and play the twin Dromios in the Company's upcoming Comedy of Errors, As First Stage celebrates 30 years, Young Company begins this 13th season. Maclay comments on the program when he says, '[Young Company] It's about challenging these fantastic young artists with difficult material and working to inspire an ethic of excellence.' (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Founder's Son Dies in Accident; LUZIA Shows Cancelled in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA has been cancelled in San Francisco through Friday after the sudden death of technician Olivier Rochette, son of the company's co-founder Gilles Ste-Croix, earlier this week. (more...)

GUNS IN THE HANDS OF ARTISTS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Can artists and writers help us see guns in different light? (more...)

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 1, 2016

Fast paced, talkative and energy draining, this multi-Tony-winning play is worth studying before you go. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME plays the Orpheum through Dec. 4. (more...)

HB Studio to Host Community Conversations on Race, Racism & Social Equity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, is hosting a series of community conversations on race, racism, and social equity: 'BLIND SPOT: Speaking of Race,' organized and facilitated by actor/educator Russell G. Jones. (more...)

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