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West side of Broadway between 32nd & 33rd

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Based on the play Smilin' Through by Allen Langdon Martin and Jane Cowl

B&B&Co Gallery to Open Jared Whitham's THE GOLDEN ROAD Exhibition This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

On May 15th from 2 to 6 p.m., B&B&Co Gallery will host the opening Artist Reception for THE GOLDEN ROAD, new paintings by Jared Whitham. (more...)

Dr. Gene Russell Pens THE SILENCE OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

In 'The Silence of God: Sock It to Me!' (published by Xlibris), Dr. Gene Russell encourages readers to see the seeming absence of God as a test of faith requiring the cultivation of spiritual resilience and the ability to perceive and appreciate hidden signs of God's works and plans. By sharing his thoughts and actions, his recollections of how, through years, he learned the hard way the values and purposes of God's silence, he gives them a guide for the path they too must navigate in their Christian lives. (more...)

Four Time Grammy Award-Winning R&B Legends Boyz II Men to Perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Boyz II Men, the best-selling R&B group of all time, with more than 64 million albums sold, will perform at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino on Friday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Original DREAMGIRLS Jennifer Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph Grab Breakfast, Talk 'UNDER THE STARS' Concert
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

Original DREAMGIRLS Jennifer Holliady and Sheryl Lee Ralph grabbed breakfast and chatted on Facebook Live about their upcoming concert in Los Angeles. Check out what they had to say in the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive First Listen: Steven Davis' New Album 'The Way You Look Tonight'; Out 6/17
by Caryn Robbins - May 4, 2016

Steven Davis will release his new album 'The Way You Look Tonight' on June 17, 2016. BWW exclusively premieres the title song 'The Way You Look Tonight'! (more...)

R&B Artists Musiq Soulchild, Lalah Hathaway & Raheem Devaughn Coming to NJPAC, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

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EVITA, ANYTHING GOES & More Set for Broadway Palm's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 24th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2016.  (more...)

Skinny Molly Joins Star-Studded 'Pepsi Rock the South' Festival Lineup This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Skinny Molly, dubbed "the band from the South to see" across the USA and Europe, has been added to the lineup of the 2016 Pepsi Rock The South Festival June 3rd and 4th in Cullman Alabama (more...)

Kablooe Celebrates its 25th Year Providing Product Development...
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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Wayne Elsey Pens DOMINATE IN YOUR SCHOOL FUNDRAISING FOR SUCCESS, AS EASY AS ABC
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Wayne Elsey, the successful international social entrepreneur and thought leader brings his unique perspective and practical strategies to school fundraising. His latest book, DOMINATE in YOUR School Fundraising for Success, As Easy as ABC, Volume 5 is part of the Not Your Father's Charity Book Series. It is available as a free digital download to schools, along with his other books on the following website: Not Your Father's Charity. (more...)

R&B Artists Musiq Soulchild, Lalah Hathaway & Raheem Devaughn Coming to NJPAC, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) welcomes globally recognized hip hop soul artist Musiq Soulchild on Friday, June 10th at 8PM. See Musiq Soulchild in this much anticipated concert perform hits 'Love,' 'Half Crazy' plus his infectious hot new single 'I Do' from his recently released new album, Life On Earth. Musiq Soulchild has earned multi- platinum status with now seven albums released and over seven hit singles along with awards from Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, NAACP, Soul Train, MTV, The American Music Awards and an impressive eleven Grammy nominations. This Philadelphia crooner who has not performed live in a long time and who has carved his own musical genre will perform live at NJPAC! A show not to be missed and will include guest performances by Lalah Hathaway and Raheem Devaughn. Be sure to reserve tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

2Cents Theatre to Bring NILBOG: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROLL 2 to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

2Cents Theatre is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of NILBOG: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troll 2, music by Juan Lozano and lyrics by Tiffany Acosta, Kristen Boule, Kate Bowman. NILBOG: The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troll 2 will open Saturday, June 4 at the THREE CLUBS, 1123 Vine Street in Hollywood as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Star Donny Most to Sing and Swing at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Donny Most, veteran of the hit series 'Happy Days,' is taking his (musical) act on the road, Singing and Swinging at Feinstein's/54 Below with a nine-piece band. (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Clever L.A. NOW AND THEN Shines at LACC
by Don Grigware - May 16, 2016

What a lovely surprise! I know that Bruce Kimmel is quite the clever gentleman and would not expect anything less than superlative work from his camp, but stepping down to the college campus level to review is not something that I particularly savor. These actors, with the exception of Robert Yacko and April Audia, are students, not yet professional performers as such. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed, not by the singing, but at least by the acting and overall drive and energy of the performers who delivered a mightily informative, nostalgic and fun show. It's called L.A. Now and Then, and it's a revue with songs and monologues that take a glance back at Los Angeles Through the Years and compare past with present cultural values. Kimmel as director maintains a great pace throughout: no lags; the show moves! (more...)

Dinner & Show: AVANTI CAFé
by Gil Kaan - May 16, 2016

For delicious pastas and pizza in a no-frills, friendly neighborhood-vibed establishment; check out Avanti Cafe a few blocks away from The Boston Court Performing Arts Center for a wonderful evening of Dinner & Show.  With the wood fire pizza oven and the kitchen in the same room as customers, the smells of tomato, basil, parmesan, and garlic froth through the air making you hungrier than when you first walked in. (more...)

Funds2Orgs Releases Free E-Book to Help Schools With Fundraising Ideas
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla., May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Funds2Orgs, the leading shoe drive fundraising social enterprise in the United States announces the release of Wayne Elsey's DOMINATE in YOUR School Fundraising for Success, As Easy as ABC, Volume 5 free e-book on its website at Funds2Orgs.com. (more...)

NBC to Air Holiday Sequel DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

Coming off the phenomenal performance of last year's holiday special and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, NBC is announcing the sequel DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two – Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

STILL MISS MAX Revised Edition to be Published
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Advance copies now available only from The Campaign - Official release soon. Missing Max is a compelling story of one mother's journey as Julie recalls the extraordinary events surrounding the death of her Marine son, Corporal Max W. Donahue, who was killed in Afghanistan in August, 2010. You will share her despair, fears, tears and finally, her hope as Julie moves through the days and months following word of Max's injury, and then his death. Missing Max is a must-read for anyone who has lost a loved one. It encourages the reader to live a life focused on making their lost loved-one proud. Julie writes of moving through the grieving process and, through her faith and the love of family and friends, begins the healing process and going forward with her life. Julie's hope in writing Max's story is that it will provide strength, hope, courage and faith to those who need it. And she hopes that Max, and all fallen soldiers, will never be forgotten. 'Still Missing Max: The Expanded Version' tells of the intimate way God carried Julie Through the Years following Max's death. Even if the reader doesn't share her faith, most won't dispute that something miraculous was and is occurring. The War Writers' Campaign is a literary nonprofit with the mission of generating social change for veterans and their families through written awareness. This book is one of many to come from The War Writers' Campaign, a nonprofit publisher that aims to support veteran and family member programs. 100% of all proceeds, beyond a royalty to the authors, are utilized for transformative transitional programs that promote storytelling in our community. 'There are some wonderful resources out there for those who have had a loved one die while in service. There's TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), Gold Star Wives of America, and American Gold Star Mothers, to name a few. And then there's Julie Schrock. She lost her son, a Marine dog handler I feature in Soldier Dogs, to an IED in Afghanistan. Since his death she has devoted her life to inspiring people via talks and a book to live the best lives they can, and to cope with losses. She has been through so much, and is a true inspiration, whatever your religious views. This mom of a hero is a hero herself.' - Maria Goodavage - NY Times Best Selling Author - Soldier Dogs Julie Schrock - Author and Mother of Max W. Donahue Julie Schrock has experience and training in a variety of fields, none of which are traditional qualifications for writing a book. What qualifies her to write THIS book are her experiences as a mother of a Marine son deployed to and killed in Afghanistan. On that topic, she is a subject-matter expert. Julie is available for speaking engagements and personal appearances. She can be contacted at missingmax2011@gmail.com. The War Writers' Campaign is an independent book publisher. Our mission is to promote social change surrounding veterans issues through written awareness. As a nonprofit organization, The Campaign aims to nurture veteran and family member storytelling while supporting transformative programs. We depend on the generosity of individuals and revenue generated by sales of the books we publish. 100% of all proceeds support veteran and family member transitional programs. Media Contact: Ryan Weemer Email: ryan@warwriterscampaign.org Phone: 3478750091 Web: WarWritersCampaign.org Review copies and interviews available (more...)

Riant Theatre Announces 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director), a nonprofit theatre supporting playwrights and theatremakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, is holding the Launch Party for its annual Strawberry One-Act and Theatre Festival on Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3pm at the Poet's Den Theatre (309 East 108th Street, NYC). The evening will include the presentation of 2016 Pioneer of the Arts Award For Outstanding Achievement In Television and Theatre to the Emmy-winning stage, film and TV actor Joe Morton, Tony Nominee and eight time AUDELCO Award winner, Andre De Shields, the acclaimed Broadway and television actress Barbara Montgomery, and multiple Grammy Award winner, Broadway musical director and arranger Chapman Roberts. A reception with food, drinks and dancing will follow. Tickets ($50 before June 15th; $60 after that date) are available through The Riant Theatre's website (www.therianttheatre.com) and by calling the box office at 646-623-3488. They can also be purchased (cash only) at the door. (more...)

Kitty and Lucian Maynard Pen LET'S GO CAMPING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Kitty and Lucian Maynard, professionally trained Chefs and Cookbook Authors, have completed their new book 'Let's Go Camping!': a tried and tested must have cookbook and guide for any camper, hiker, or RV enthusiast. (more...)

Cast, Dates Set for Shakespeare Royal Oak's 16th Annual Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Shakespeare Royal Oak announces the schedule and casts for its 16th annual outdoor summer theatre festival in Royal Oak's Starr Jaycee Park. (more...)

New Productions on Mental Illness Set for NYTB This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New York Theatre Barn, which incubates, develops, and produces new musicals that tell untold stories, today announced that the company will present 'We Have Apples' and 'I Could Never Love Anyone' on Monday, July 18 as a part of its New Works Series. (more...)

Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome acclaimed Irish tenor, Ronan Tynan, to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Sunday, November 13 at 3 p.m. for one performance only. (more...)

'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' Announces 2016-17 Season at Lynn University
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

These are the plays that comprise the 2016-17 'Jan McArt New Play Readings' series, to be presented at Boca Raton's Lynn University beginning Halloween night, Monday, October 31st. (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

Viva Entertainment Group Appoints Two Industry Veterans to Its Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

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Celebrating Made in USA Day with American-Made Building Products
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

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Gay Stand Up Comedy Set for Punch Line San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Ronn Vigh previously produced the wildly popular weekly comedy series 'Harvey's Funny Tuesdays' at Harvey's in the Castro for ten years. Funny Tuesdays quickly became a pillar of the Castro and comedy communities. It was a place where you could always expect the unexpected, whether it be a surprise guest appearance by Margaret Cho or a group of naked men standing in front of the windows throughout the whole show. Funny Tuesdays gained a fierce following and also won 'Best Comedy Show in SF' by the Bay Area Reporter's Besties poll. (more...)

Bid To Meet DAPHNE'S DIVE's Daphne Rubin-Vega, Support A.R.T. New York
by Michael Dale - Jun 2, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance to meet RENT's original Mimi and support ART/New York. (more...)

'Celebrating David!' Gala Honors the Career of San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

On Thursday, June 16, the San Francisco Opera honored Company General Director David Gockley with a gala evening and concert titled Celebrating David! Many of the leading artists from the world of opera gathered to honor one of the great careers in the modern history of the art form. Gockley, who in 2014 announced that he would retire from his position as General Director at the completion of the 2015­­-16 Season on July 31, has led a storied career of more than 40 years as an opera impresario. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hilarious Moments From Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

Master satirist Gerard Alessandrini will be poking jabs at Broadway's revolutionary hit this summer with SPAMILTON. (more...)

Shakespeare Royal Oak to Host MURDER HE WROTE Fundraiser, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Shakespeare Royal Oak will host its annual summer fundraiser Friday, June 24 beginning at 6:30pm at the Royal Oak Farmer's Market. Hosted by Fox 2 Weekend Anchor and WWJ Newsradio personality, Charlie Langton, the event will feature a strolling dinner, silent auction, mask-making, and an interactive original murder-mystery comedy, Murder, He Wrote. Tickets ($40) are on sale now online at www.shakespeareroyaloak.com and will be available in person the night of the event.  (more...)

Brandon Ivie Named Associate Artistic Director at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

New York/Seattle-based director Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland, Lizard Boy) has been named as the new Associate Artistic Director of Village Theatre. Ivie's main role will be as creative lead on new musical development through the company's Village Originals program, beginning July 1. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita & More Coming to Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2016 schedule, featuring Stacey Kent, The Birdland Big Band 10-Year Celebration, The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Nicholas Payton Quintet, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Ravi Coltrane, Laila Biali, Barbara Carroll, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

German Photographer Peter Lindbergh Presents 'A Different Vision on Fashion Photography' Exhibit in the Netherlands, Sept. 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Opening September 10th, the first exhibition in the Netherlands devoted to German photographer Peter Lindbergh, which is initiated, produced and toured by Kunsthal Rotterdam will feature more than 220 photographs. This spectacular overview of Lindbergh's extensive oeuvre will also present exclusive material varying from previously unseen material from personal notes, storyboards, props, polaroids, contact sheets and films to monumental prints, in a large-scale retrospective of the photographer's work. Lindbergh's pure black-and-white photographs have determined the course of fashion photography since the early 1980s. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancers, Listen Up! GLORIA ANGELES Talks New Dance Spectacular Show, June 25
by Don Grigware - Jun 13, 2016

Gloria Angeles became a Zumba instructor for LA Fitness approximately two and a half years ago. Through the Years she has also been involved in salsa dancing and competitions. ' I had been taking tap at the Marge Patka dance studio and performed in many of her shows and had wanted to be involved in more than just tap numbers. I got my opportunity in the summer show The Marge Patka Summer Spectacular 2015.' (more...)

BWW Interview - Lyricist Glenn Slater Talks SCHOOL OF ROCK, TANGLED & Possible GALAVANT Stage Show
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2016

Today Slater speaks exclusively with BWW about his remarkable career and shares details on the possibility that GALAVANT and TANGLED may one day make their way to the Great White Way! (more...)

Gallagher's JOKE'S ON YOU COMEDY TOUR Coming to Washington Pavilion, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Washington Pavilion has announced that Gallagher's "Joke's on You Comedy Tour" will stop at the Washington Pavilion on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. featuring Gallagher and Artie Fletcher.  (more...)

Michael Counts Will Return to NYC with PARADISO: CHAPTER 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Immersive Escape Productions LLC and producing partners Michael Counts and Jennifer Worthington are proud to present PARADISO: Chapter 1, created by Michael Counts with his creative and technical team behind the hit immersive event The Walking Dead Experience. PARADISO: Chapter 1 begins on Wednesday, July 20 for an open ended engagement. Press Opening is Sunday, July 24 at 8 PM. The performance schedule is Wednesday - Friday from 6pm - 9:30pm; Saturday from 2pm - 9.30pm, Sunday from 2pm - 8:30pm, with audiences entering every half hour.  PARADISO: Chapter 1 happens at a secret location in Korea Town that is not unveiled until audiences arrive at a designated meeting point shared when their tickets are booked. Ticket prices start at $45. Tickets are available via http://www.paradisoescape.com/. Advance booking is required. (more...)

BWW Blog: De'Ja Williams - Introducing Me
by Guest Blogger: De'Ja Williams - Jul 6, 2016

I think it's only fair, dear reader, that I tell you a little bit of myself. If you are to continue indulging in this relationship we are forming it would only suffice that you know a bit about me and where I come from. I am a rising junior attending the private prep school MICDS in Saint Louis Missouri. I am an actress, poet, and story teller. I have always known I was an artist. Details often jump up at me and claim my attention. Sometimes they were sights or smells--vivid and demanding to be translated into art. The world has always been a bright and lively place to me. Through the Years my mediums have danced about: from singing to dancing, painting to acting, drawing to modeling; however, the stage has always been my true home.   (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

Multi-Vertical GPO's: The Next Big Thing?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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No Progress In Efforts To Save New Jersey's Surflight Theater
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

Financial problems started when the decades-old theater was flooded by Hurricane Sandy. (more...)

Inspur's Secrets Unveiled Behind Baidu's Driverless Car Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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Blasopal Releases New Poetry Collection
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Honduran writer Blasopal describes the world humans live today as conflicted, agitated and violent. As a result, the author thinks that some people may suffer loneliness as they endure the challenge to live. Blasopal gives a more encouraging and positive outlook in his poetry book 'AMOR COMO EL TUYO' (published by Trafford Publishing), telling readers that there is always a solution in God's hands. (more...)


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Nicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 25-31, including Nicholas Payton's New Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Lesli Margherita, Bob Corwin and Rose Kingsley Celebrate Johnny Mercer, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: BOYZ II MEN at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Jul 12, 2016

Boyz II Men comes to NJPAC on July 24. (more...)

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