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Third Annual World Premiere Trick or Treat Starring Gordon Clapp to Play Northern Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Trick or Treat, written by Jack Neary, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, January 18 - February 5. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults.  (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange Announces ARTIST SERVICES DAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

BAX / Brooklyn Arts Exchange is hosting the fourth annual ARTIST SERVICES DAY on Sunday, February 5, 2017, featuring an array of talks and workshops designed to serve working dance, theater, performance artists and their supporters. (more...)

DirectTrust Outlines Five Health Information Technology Trends to Watch in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

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A. K. Girisam Pens MERRY MARINER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In his autobiography 'Merry Mariner' (published by Partridge India), A. K. Girisam tells his life as a marine engineer. His laidback, easygoing attitude makes Girisam see the lighter side of every experience. This book projects the author's positive mindset and refusal to give up, despite many crisis situations that confronted him. (more...)

New Book of Poetry WHISPERS FROM GOD is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In Given to Teddie Statler's new book, Whispers From God- Inspirational Poems ($13.99, paperback, 9781498491174; e-book, $6.99, 9781498491181), readers will experience God's love through insights into the ways in which He guides the Thoughts and activities of people of all faiths. Statler's goal is to inspire others to want to know God more intimately and share His love with others. (more...)

John Denver Songs Tell Story in New Musical BACK HOME AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

The new musical Back Home Again, featuring songs by John Denver with book by Stewart F. Lane will have a limited run at The Lesher Center For The Arts from January 11-21. (more...)

BWW Review: In THE LION, Writer/Performer Benjamin Scheuer Offers a Heartfelt Glimpse into his Life Through Song
by Shari Barrett - Jan 8, 2017

In the program notes for the Los Angeles premiere of Benjamin Scheuer's one-man show "The Lion," he states that "a song is a powerful tool for connection. Words are how we think and music is how we feel, so songs allows us to think our feelings and feel our Thoughts." As such, he masterfully shares the story of his many struggles in his autobiographical Drama Desk Award-winning solo show at the Geffen Playhouse through February 19. (more...)

New Podcast is Dedicated to Table Readings of New Plays from Emerging Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

From Charging Moose Media, the team that brought you The Hunted: Encore, and A Very Charging Moose Christmas, comes At The Table: A Play Reading Series, a new theatre podcast. (more...)

RUNNING WILD Comes To Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 6, 2017

Children's Touring Partnership is delighted to present the only Scottish dates on the first UK Tour of Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

THE MAGPIE SALUTE Premiere 'Comin' Home' Video with Yahoo! Music
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

THE MAGPIE SALUTE partnered yesterday (1/5/17) with Yahoo! Music to premiere their performance video of 'Comin' Home' that begins with a tribute to the late keyboardist Eddie Harsch (more...)

All Them Witches Share Glitchy New Music Video for '3-5-7'; New Album Out 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Nashville-based psych-rock quartet All Them Witches have shared a new music video for '3-5-7', the second track to be revealed from their forthcoming album Sleeping Through The War, due via New West Records on February 24th. (more...)

Evelyn M. Duesbury Releases New Meditation Book
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

PLATTEVILLE, Wis., Jan. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ EVELYN M. DUESBURY, founder of yourguidingdreams.com announced her 2016 Routledge book contains a meditation model that teaches users how to still their Thoughts and listen to become aware of their still state. From the still state the meditator has potential to become conscious of his or her higher self within, a potential in all human beings. This meditation model can be useful for counselors, therapists, and for the general public. (more...)

Shaw Festival Honors Co-Founder Calvin Rand's Legacy with SAINT JOAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Shaw Festival was saddened to learn of the passing of our Co-Founder, and Founding Board Chair, Mr. Calvin Rand of Buffalo, NY. In 1962, Mr. Rand and Brian Doherty produced four performances each of Bernard Shaw's Don Juan in Hell and Candida staged in the Assembly Room of Niagara-on-the-Lake's historic Court House. In this singular act of passion for theatre, the Shaw Festival was born. (more...)

Bookworks Albequerque Presents January Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

January brings events to Bookworks that explore transformations, education, social issues like war and charity, and great new literature. (more...)

Pete Holmes' First HBO Stand-Up Comedy Special FACES AND SOUNDS' Out on Digital HD 1/9
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

In advance of the 2017 premiere of his new HBO comedy series Crashing, Pete Holmes stars in his first HBO stand-up comedy special, PETE HOLMES: FACES AND SOUNDS, taped earlier this year in front of a live audience (more...)

Chen Dance Steps Presents NEWSTEPS, 1/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographer's series, January 12-14 at 7:30 PM.   Since 1994, its theater has supported and presented hundreds of young dancers and choreographers developing innovative new works through space and production grants.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Maine Celebrates with BWW Winners
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jan 5, 2017

There was a buzz of excitement in theatres across the country on Wednesday, January 4, as Broadway World Regional Managing Editor Christina Mancuso announced each region's winners in the 2016 Broadway World Audience Choice Awards. Here in Maine within seconds of the postings, congratulations and comments poured in on social media and websites. Hoping to get a measure of the reaction, we contacted all the winners and took a sampling of responses to share with everyone. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in their memories on Friday, January 6, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's THE WHO & THE WHAT Gets Extension; Huntington Receives $40,000 Dollar Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the provocative and moving drama The Who & the What by Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the blockbuster hit Disgraced, and directed by Huntington's associate producer M. Bevin O'Gara (Milk Like Sugar and Becoming Cuba at the Huntington). Performances now run March 31 - May 7, 2017 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA / South End. (more...)

The African & African American Performing Arts And KSTAR Present BLACK CHOREOGRAPHERS FESTIVAL: HERE & NOW 2017, 2/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The African & African American Performing Arts Coalition and K*Star*Productions are pleased to announce the program for the Black Choreographers Festival: Here and Now 2017(BCF), which takes place next month over three consecutive weekends,February 11-26. (more...)

Happy 95th Birthday Betty White! Watch the Exclusive Interview with Katie Couric
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Betty White is celebrating her 95th birthday today, January 17, 2017. Katie Couric exclusively sat down with her in LA to talk her turning 95, her love of animals, her career and more. (more...)

New Spoon Album 'Hot Thoughts' Out on Matador Records 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Months of speculation come to an end today as details of the new Spoon album can be confirmed: Austin's most esteemed rock ambassadors will release their ninth album, Hot Thoughts, March 17 on Matador Records. (more...)

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC Presents THE ELEMENTS OF HIP HOP WORKSHOP SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC announces the Elements of Hip Hop Workshop Series -February 4, 11, 25 & 26, 2017-4PM-8PM. The workshop sessions will be held at The Performing Arts School at bergenPAC located at 1 Depot Square, Englewood, NJ 07631.  (more...)

Kris Putnam-Walkerly Launches CONFIDENT GIVING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

CLEVELAND, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ When Versaic, leading provider of online corporate social responsibility program management solutions, asked philanthropy thought leaders to pick their favorite books, Kris Putnam-Walkerly's Confident Giving: Sage Advice for Funders, was named one of 'The 10 Best Corporate Social Responsibility Books to Give as Gifts or Read.' (more...)

Percussionist-Composer Alex Cline to Release OCEAN OF VOWS This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Percussionist-composer Alex Cline's new double CD, Oceans of Vows (Cryptogramophone Records) is slated for release on March 10, 2017. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club to Present Carrie Jackson & All Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Carrie Jackson Is a vocalist who rekindles Thoughts of America's great jazz history, attributes her vocal style of singing to her mentors, the Great Ladies of Jazz, Sarah 'Sassy' Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Wilson, Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, and Carmen Mc Rae. She has taken all of her mentors and made them a part of her and brings new horizons to this classical art form called Jazz, the truth is that she has a bit of all of them and more that is uniquely her own style. (more...)

'A Sometimes Strange Story' by Uri Norwich is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

A sequence of random encounters leads to unexpected events in the life of the young man. He finds himself in the foreign country on the other side of the globe. He doesn't know anything about his adoptive land, he is all alone. Within a few short weeks, the man finds a job, a new home, a university to go to, and even a girl. All - without speaking the language. 'If I told my college buddies back in Russia that I slept with an American girl, they would've thought I was out of my mind,' were his Thoughts, studying his naked friend peacefully sprawled on the bed next to him. The pace of his life intensifies with every new encounter, until one day, the young man finds himself transplanted from a rural Connecticut town to the Italian city of Milan. He must adapt to yet another country. He is thrown in the midst of other people's lives, and becoming a part of it. The book is available on paper and in all electronic formats at amazon.com and smashwords.com For more information about 'A Sometimes Strange Story,' or the Author Uri Norwich, please contact the Publicist 'highwood publishing new york' at highwoodpublishingny@gmail.com. (more...)

Domestic Violence Survivor Releases IN MY SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Hoping to inspire those who suffer from domestic violence, Lyn Crain has released her new book called 'In My Shoes,' a collection of poems that depict the experience of a domestic violence victim, and eventually, survivor. (more...)

BWW Review: The good, the bad, THE BODYGUARD
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 14, 2017

Based on 1992 film by the same name, THE BODYGUARD brings back Whitney Houston's pop-disco tunes and a thinner, somewhat modernized version of the movie's script. (more...)

REELZ to Premiere Original Miniseries THE KENNEDYS- AFTER CAMELOT, 4/2
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

REELZ today announced the premiere date for the highly anticipated original miniseries, THE KENNEDY S- AFTER CAMELOT,, starring Katie Holmes as Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Matthew Perry as Ted Kennedy, with the two-hour world premiere on Sunday, April 2, 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Makes You Want to Fly
by Trevor Durham - Jan 13, 2017

A two and a half hour marathon of absurdism, clever dancing around endless prop pieces, Peter and the Starcatcher is the most intriguing theatrical experiment an audience could have ever envisioned from such a colorful flight to Neverland. (more...)

BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Body Positivity in Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jan 13, 2017

It's everywhere. Body Positive ads and videos work its way into the media on practically a daily basis. Stores are expanding the sizes they carry, girls are encouraged to embrace their curves, but all the same a photoshopped fantasy takes over our minds thinking what the ideal image is. I decided to take a look at how this affects the theatre world that I am so blessed to be a part of. I surveyed one hundred random, anonymous participants. The survey was distributed to several different theatre pages on social media where participants have a wide range of experiences and opinions. I also had the pleasure to interview Michael Kennedy (a student at the University of New Haven), Stephen Sheperd (a recent alumnus of the University of New Haven), and Diana Dart Harris (a professor at the University of New Haven whom has degrees in both dance education and exercise science). (more...)

Jordanian Artist NiGlet J Releases Her Debut Project 'NiGletSphere (DisCOVER)'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Narita Albitar, born Jan 29, 1992, is a Jordanian female rapper. She started her solo music career back in 2011 under the stage name 'Marijuana', putting out her first recorded remix track, 'Can't C Me:, which featured the late Tupac Shakur. (more...)

Humorist GARRISON KEILLOR Brings His Unique Wisdom and Whimsy to The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Jan 13, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Garrison Keillor on Friday, January 27, at 8:00pm. True to his radio form, the humorist shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and "late-life fatherhood." With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, he captivates audiences and delivers with class, charisma, and wisdom. One of the most prolific American storytellers of all time, Garrison Keillor is a best-selling author and humorist known for his popular live radio variety show, "A Prairie Home Companion," which attracts more than 4 million listeners on more than 600 public radio stations each week. (more...)

BIRDS OF A FEATHER Exhibition to Open Next Month at Robert Mann Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birds of a Feather will be on view at Robert Mann Gallery from February 9 - March 18, 2017.  (more...)

Latina Playwright Alisha Espinosa to Bring A CRISIS CALLED NEW YORK to FRIGID Festival  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Emerging Latina playwright, Alisha Espinosa, brings A Crisis Called New York, via Step 1 Theatre Project, to the FRIGID Festival. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces February 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Virginia Rep Announces the Opening of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony-nominated play Airline Highway, by playwright Lisa D'Amour on Friday, January 27 on the Arenstein Stage at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street.  The play runs through February 12 with preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25 and 26.  Set in post-Katrina New Orleans and echoing the spontaneity and rich texture of jazz,  this gritty comedy celebrates the colorful, fractured characters that define the city's spirit. D'Amour, a fifth-generation New Orleans native, was a Pulitzer finalist for her work on Detroit.  She was commissioned to write Airline Highway in 2014 for Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The show made its Broadway debut in 2015 and earned four Tony Nominations. (more...)

Black Lives Matter Art Show at The Living Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the one day pop up Black Lives Matter Art Show features Carla Cubit's Black Lives Matter artwork and posters, accompanied by her photographs from Black Lives Matter protests throughout the NYC area and artwork from Museum of Impact. (more...)

Singer Jackie Evancho to Discuss Upcoming Inauguration Appearance on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 1/15
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Singer Jackie Evancho has taken heat from critics of President-elect Donald Trump for agreeing to sing the national anthem at next week's inauguration. (more...)

Sal Albanese for Mayor & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: World Premiere of BLAK WHYTE GRAY
by Roy Tan - Jan 12, 2017

The world in flux, a mood for change: the artists of Boy Blue give expression to experiences of contemporary life. Fuelled by an emotional energy, Blak Whyte Gray pairs the concentrated physicality of select hip-hop dance styles with the rhythmical groove of music and moves evoking Africa. (more...)

Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen to Choreograph Benefit Workshop of 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Celebrated star of stage and screen Taye Diggs and Jenny Parsinen (Allegiance) will choreograph the benefit workshop production of Keenan Scott II's powerful and moving play Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early, from February 4-6, 2017 at Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Chen Dance Center to Present NEWSTEPS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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...)

BWW Review: Holding On to Holden at the New Ohio Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Jan 11, 2017

One can only imagine why a person chooses to write, filling the desolate borders of blank pages with untold stories; one can only imagine the reasons. It probably more often than not has to do with a need to create and less so the recognition or desire to see what comes of it. To dedicate a life to words and giving them the power of the soul's expression is something truly special, especially when fact and creation collide in a beautifully turbulent way. Holden, written and directed by Anisa George, is the first time an audience can see reality and fiction so intertwined to tell the various stories of a single life, shown by characters who are, to quote Fitzgerald for a moment, "within and without." Now being performed at the New Ohio Theatre, Holden brings about the complexities of late author J.D. Salinger's life through personal issues that arose because of those words he shared with the world…and those he chose not to. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCKET TO THE MOON Speaks to our Desire to Achieve a More Fulfilling Life, no Matter the Cost
by Shari Barrett - Jan 11, 2017

Although Clifford Odets forgotten masterpiece 'Rocket to the Moon' first premiered back in 1938, many of the themes of the Depression-era drama feel totally in step today with our own financial and career woes. With its central character, Ben Stark, (Jesse Steccato) is a dentist stuck in an unhappy marriage and a stagnant dental practice who longs for both more money as well as more passion and joy in his life. Things are set on a collision course with fate when he hires the beautiful, young Cleo Singer (lovely Kristin Couture) as his new receptionist. As his marriage fails and he succumbs to Cleo's flirting, will she be his proverbial rocket to the moon, thus allowing his dreams to come true? And will he be willing to change his life and take the necessary risks in order to make that happen? (more...)

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989. (more...)

JOHN, THE NETHER, DISGRACED and More Set for Road Less Traveled Productions' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Road Less Traveled Productions has announced its 2017/18 Season to Buffalo theatergoers! Featuring five full regular season theatrical productions, this season will include Western New York premieres of work never before produced in the Buffalo area. (more...)

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