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VIDEO: First Look - All-New Trailer for SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2017

Next mission: figuring out how all web shooter combinations work! Below, watch the just-released SPIDERMAN: HOMECOMING trailer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chris Harder Talks #BIGBRIGHTSTAR World Premiere
by David Clarke - May 23, 2017

New York City burlesque performer, producer, and porn star Chris Harder is known for exhilarating audiences and leaving them breathless. This week, he performs in the world premiere of his debut solo-play #BIGBRIGHTSTAR. To get the skinny on the show, we caught up with Harder for a chat. (more...)

Stephane Duret and Will Van Dyke to Perform at TDF's Open Doors Graduation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's award-winning Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 5 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2017

Ten years ago, actress/playwright Jeanne Sakata began writing down her various Thoughts on her personal connections with the subject matter of her DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI. Through various reincarnations over the last decade, and a title change to HOLD THESE TRUTHS; Jeanne will be opening at The Pasadena Playhouse. I was most excited to get Jeanne's insight on this dark and deplorable episode of American history. (more...)

Migguel Anggelo, Molly Pope, and More Coming to Joe's Pub this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Check out what's happening at Joe's Pub this week! (more...)

La Strada Ensemble Announces RAINBOW FESTIVAL Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

There is a common expression thrown about whenever discussing Asbury Park and its environs (including Ocean Grove) . It's phoenix like rise from the proverbial ashes has always been the topic of discussion amongst both Jersey Shore residents and tourists alike. People will speak about its glory days of the early 20th century, its fall during the seventies through the eighties, and someone will invariably say, "Well, it's the gays who turned it all around". (more...)

Reading of Micheline Auger's #LOVE95TIMES Up Next in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Farm Theater will present a reading of their latest College Collaboration Project, Micheline Auger's #Love95times, on Monday, June 5 at 7pm at Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Fremont Street Theater Company to Stage Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST; Auditions Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's modern classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. (more...)

Billy Bush Breaks Silence on 'Access Hollywood' Tape, Donald Trump & More
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

In a new, sweeping interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Billy Bush speaks for the very first time about the now infamous Donald Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape which contained Donald Trump making crude remarks about women and ultimately led to the firing of Bush from his job on NBC's 'Today.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Getting 'Fantastic Results' with Great Orchestras Makes Conductor Manfred Honeck Happy
by Richard Sasanow - May 22, 2017

Nobody puts conductor Manfred Honeck in a corner--except, perhaps the maestro himself. For instance, the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony and frequent guest conductor in the US and Europe makes no bones about viewing himself as the quintessential mittel-european maestro, devoted to Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Richard Strauss and others of that ilk. But he's also an advocate of the music of the 21st century and works by Shankar, Stucky, Danielpour, Adamsand other newer masters. (more...)

BWW Recap: Patti Murin Reacts to the Historic BACHELORETTE Season Premiere
by Patti Murin - May 22, 2017

Bonjour, America! I currently just spent a gorgeous spring day in Paris sequestered my hotel room. Why, you ask? Because I had to watch the first episode of the new season of THE BACHELORETTE. If you're reading this, you probably would have done the same. (more...)

AUDIO: National Theatre's New Podcast Launches with 'MY COUNTRY', Brexit Episode
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The National Theatre today launches the first episode in a 10-part podcast series, available free from the NT website and on iTunes. (more...)

BWW Review: SPT's Thoughtful GRAND CONCOURSE Crackles with Stunning Performances
by Jay Irwin - May 21, 2017

It's always the quiet ones you have to look out for. That sentiment works well for people but in this case also for a certain theater, Seattle Public Theater. They don't put on the biggest, most well-known shows and they're not always in the foreground of people's Thoughts for "must go" theater but maybe they should be. They've been fairly consistent this season in putting on edgy shows with which you may not be instantly familiar but once immersed in them what you get are some stunning performances, starting the season with their killer "On Clover Road" and leading up to their current offering "Grand Concourse". I'll admit to an unfamiliarity with the piece before going but now that I have I can do nothing but recommend catching it especially in order to catch four incredibly thoughtful and engaging performances. (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Wilton's Music Hall
by Gary Naylor - May 20, 2017

Othello's extraordinary tapestry of human vulnerabilities, brilliantly woven in Richard Twyman's brutal production, remains as relevant today as ever. (more...)

Jokesters Comedy Club Presents Nightly Festival Of Comedy In Downtown Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Named 'Best Comedy Club' of 2017 by Casino Player Magazine, Jokesters Comedy Club is downtown Las Vegas' only full time comedy club featuring a nightly festival of standup comedy. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE OTHER MOZART
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The name Nannerl Mozart has been a footnote in classical music history, but Sylvia Milo's award-winning play THE OTHER MOZART reveals the extraordinary talents and rich inner life of Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart's sister, whose artistry was stifled and whose compositions were ultimately lost to the world because of her gender. Previews begin May 31 for Rubicon Theatre Company presentation of the acclaimed Off-Broadway drama the N.Y. Times describes as "strikingly beautiful." (more...)

Pacific Symphony to End 2016-17 Season with Mahler's Second Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

In true fashion, Pacific Symphony ends its 2016-17 season with a concert designed to make a lasting impression. In the spotlight is Mahler's epic Second Symphony, in which the composer ponders nothing less than life, death and transcendence-and in so doing pens some of his most sublime music. (more...)

Juan Porter's THE SERIES this June at the Hudson Guild Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Curated by Juan Michael Porter II, THE SERIES 2017 presents a versatile range of artistically provocative choreographers in contrasting programs of dance.  At each performance, one or two of the 12 guest companies will share the program with Michael Mao Dance in a set of works that run the gamut from social dance to jazz to contemporary ballet to abstract pieces marked by their German Expressionistic values. The common thread running through each company featured in THE SERIES  is the use of spectacular physical virtuosity to communicate fantastic ideas, June 6-11 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers, Editorial Pitches
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

Lee Fields & The Expressions Want to 'Make the World' Better w/ New Video
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Lee Fields & The Expressions recently released Special Night on Big Crown Records and are proud to release the inspiring new video for milataristic funk anthem 'Make The World'. The video premiered at Paste this week along with a few Thoughts from Lee on how the inspiration for the song and clip came to him in a dream. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

La Strada Ensemble Theater presents Rainbow Festival 2017: A Celebration of LGBT Theater. The event features, three programs of varied, cutting edge one-act plays created by playwrights from across the United States. The shows begin June 1st at Jersey Shore Art Center, 66 South Main Street, 3rd Floor Theater, Ocean Grove, New Jersey.   (more...)

Tony Sheldon, Mary Beth Peil & More to Star in George Bernard Shaw's GETTING MARRIED this June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 12th Season when it presents its 123rd concert presentation with Shaw's curious 1908 comedy Getting Married on Monday, June 26 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Young Stars Brighten LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by Misha Davenport - May 17, 2017

BWW Review: Young Stars Brighten LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Jewish Plays Project (David Winitsky, Artistic Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up for the 6th Annual OPEN: Festival of New Jewish Theater. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Advice to Graduates
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

I'm not adept at taking advice, good or otherwise. And I've sat through a few too many achingly bad commencement speeches. In fact, the previous two sentences could serve as the start of yet another earnest trip down the rabbit hole of 'as you go forth into the world on this auspicious day....' (more...)

Grin & Share It: Chinese City Shenyang Celebrates Sending Smiles across the World
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017


kCura Opens Submissions for the 2017 Relativity Fest Student Scholarship, Which Brings Students to the e-Discovery Industry's Largest User Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017


Author Andrea Lewis Encourages Readers to Walk To The Beat Of Your Own Rhythm
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Stop replaying the past AND worrying about the future. live in the present where mysteries unfold. (more...)

Motormouse Productions Present GOD'S WAITING ROOM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Mother is dying slowly, the wait is unbearable, the pressures insurmountable, the Thoughts unbelievable. Surely a gesture towards God's bigger plan is needed? Sisters, Stella and Connie may be different from one another but share a common and profound love for their Mother. Can things really continue as they are? (more...)

Matthew Mitcham Goes UNDER THE COVERS at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Matthew Mitcham burst onto the cabaret scene in 2014 with the refreshingly real, multi-award-winning musical comedy, Twists and Turns and in 2017 he returns with a brand-new show, UNDER THE COVERS, 19th to 23rd July at Sydney's Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

Nashville's OZ Arts Center Reveals 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017

OZ Arts Nashville, Music City's critically acclaimed and pioneering contemporary arts center, Monday announced its 2017-18 season, programmed by artistic director Lauren Snelling to include works that are described, by turns, as viscerally beautiful, death-defying, innovative and topical. Headlining the range of offerings is the December 1 appearance of the legendary American soprano Renee Fleming who will be starring in the 2018 Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

Take a Closer Look At the Set and Costumes For London's New PETER PAN
by Stephanie Wild - May 15, 2017

The National Theatre Blog recently talked with London's Peter Pan costume designer, Katie Sykes, and set designer, Michael Vale to discuss their inspiration and process, as well as to share a few photos. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from May 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BSO Announces 2017 – 2018 Four-Concert Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Wesley Schulz have announced the 2017 - 2018 Season, their annual four-concert classical series featuring a star-studded cast of guest performers, masterworks, beloved favorites, original compositions, and special collaborations held at Bainbridge Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ivan Heng of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at W!LD RICE
by Cheeyang Ng - May 13, 2017

Here's an interview with Ivan Heng, who plays Albin/Zaza, the matriarch of the family and find out some of his Thoughts with regards to the LGBT scene in Singapore, and how theatre can challenge the current conservative views that currently shape the country, and create an open dialogue about people that living amongst us. (more...)

Ambrose Akinmusire Releases Lead Track From 'A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire has proven himself an artist of rare ability and wide-ranging aesthetic interests on his previous Blue Note albums When the Heart Emerges Glistening (2011) and the imagined savior is far easier to paint (2014). (more...)

BWW Review: A DOG'S PURPOSE at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by - May 12, 2017

The story of a deeply philosophical dog who lives through several lifetimes. (more...)

The Museum of Performance and Design Brings OEDIPUS to Fort Mason Chapel
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Museum of Performance + Design announces a special staged reading of Oedipus The King directed by JAMIE LYONS at Fort Mason Chapel on May 27, 2017. The reading is programmed as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival taking place at Fort Mason, May 25 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

The Omaha Community Playhouse Announces Alternative Programming Series 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Omaha Community Playhouse is announcing its Alternative Programming series for the 2017-18 season. Alternative Programming includes a series of staged readings, special events and play development collaborations. All events are held at OCP. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ars Nova has announced the line-up for its 10th Annual ANT Fest (June 5-29), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Life After Loss
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The year following my father's death, I bought book after book in search of the one that would tell me what to do. (more...)

by Isabella Basco - May 12, 2017

Hundreds of people from all over the country gathered last Saturday to discuss collaboration in the arts at the legendary Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Photo by Yassine El Mansouri (more...)

Selfconscious Productions Brings CANADA HUB to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The producers of Counting Sheep, the hit visceral political theatre piece that stormed Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, are back to present a vital and relevant season of theatre and contemporary performance from across Canada. The 70th Anniversary Edinburgh Fringe runs Aug 4 - 28, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Calls Comey Firing 'Authoritarianism 101'
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, host Stephen Colbert shared his Thoughts on President Donald Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LOOT, OUR TOWN and More Set for The Watermill Theatre's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the second part of its 50th anniversary season which goes on sale on 22 May with priority booking for Friends of The Watermill opening on 15 May. (more...)

Jorge Federico Osorio Plays Last Piano Works of Schubert and Brahms on New Album From Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Jorge Federico Osorio pairs Schubert's final solo piano works with those by Brahms on his seventh and newest Cedille Records album. In doing so, the Mexican-born, European-trained pianist focuses on two composers who have figured prominently in his concert career. (more...)

Disciplinary Artist Samantha Shay to Return to Portland with VASALISA Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

World-renowned artist Marina Abramovic mentored one of her pieces, Of Light. One year after Bjork attended that same performance and after creating such an impact, Bjork listed her as one of her artistic inspirations in The Guardian. And now, after having performed internationally and received endorsements from such art geniuses, theater producer and director Samantha Shay returns to Portland with a new show 'Vasalisa', a raw folktale in collaboration with one of her spiritual mentors and localartist, teacher, and healer Gerri Ravyn Stanfield. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Shares Thoughts on Comey Firing & More
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, Jimmy Kimmel talked about Donald Trump firing FBI Director James Comey, possible replacements for the job, what Press Secretary Sean Spicer did when he found out, and the response by Russian President Vladimir Putin. (more...)

RUNNING WILD is Brought to Life at The Marlowe Theatre this Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Michael Morpurgo's novel Running Wild is brought to life at The Marlowe Theatre later this month. (more...)

BWW Review: TARZAN at PMT Anchored by Strong Performances, Lots of Rope
by Greg Kerestan - May 10, 2017

Disney's jungle tuner is all about stunts and spectacle, and PMT's production delivers both, with some spectacular singing thrown in. (more...)

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