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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

L'ogan J'ones, Julia Mattison, Ali Stroker and More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, will be presented at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York) as a special concert on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: STYX at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Sep 6, 2016

Styx comes to NJPAC on Sept. 22. (more...)

The 2016 Nantucket Arts Festival Celebrates 22nd Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Sculptor David Hostetler will be remembered at THE 2016 NANTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL. Also, Actor John Shea will host the Nantucket Shorts Festival along with a series of Art Talkx discussions from Friday, September 30ththrough Sunday Oct. 9th. The festival will also include conversations with former American Ballet Theater Soloist Richard Shafer at the Preservation Institute (11 Centre St. Nantucket, Massachusetts).  Admission is FREE; a full calendar of can be found at:www.nantucketartscouncil.org (more...)

3 Doors Down Joins Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Many Others for Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

American Rock Band 3 Doors Down have been added as the final artist to join Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

Iggy Pop Life Class Opens November 4, 2016 at the Brooklyn Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

In Iggy Pop Life Class, Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller uses the traditional life-model drawing class to stage a performative event with Iggy Pop as model and subject. The resulting drawings, created by twenty-two participating artists, will be shown at the Brooklyn Museum from November 4, 2016, to March 26, 2017. Along with works depicting the male body selected from the Museum's historical collections, the exhibition examines shifting cultural representations of masculinity across history.   (more...)

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company Brings the Day of the Dead to New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Following its acclaimed performances at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company returns to Queens Theatre audiences with Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a production with live music, classical and folkloric dances and a universal narrative of love and hope. Under Artistic Director, Alberto Lopez Herrera, Choreographer-in-Residence, Roberto Lara, and Music Director, George Saenz, the company is recreating the production with a new story, the premiere of choreographic works, and the premiere of folk-inspired songs and classical music interpreted with folk instrumentation.  The company of 20 dancers, guest performers, and core of musicians will take audiences on a voyage from a festive town in Mexico to Mictlan, the beautiful underworld of Aztec mythology, where La Catrina is the mesmerizing Queen. (more...)

BWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing Experience
by Mike Mekus - Sep 22, 2016

Ben Vereen takes audience members through a poignant and mesmerizing night, reliving his fondest performance memories, emotional triumphs and tribulations from his career, homage to his idols, and all of his best Broadway highlights. (more...)

2016 Nantucket Arts Festival to Celebrate Sculptor David Hostetler
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Sculptor David Hostetler will be remembered at THE 2016 NANTUCKET ARTS FESTIVAL. Also, Actor John Shea will host the Nantucket Shorts Festival along with a series of Art Talkx discussions from Friday, September 30th through Sunday Oct. 9th. (more...)

Hole in the Wall Theater's Going To The Dogs! Presenting SYLVIA by A. R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

New Britain's Hole in the Wall Theater announces the first production of their 2016-2017 season- Sylvia by A. R. Gurney, opening on September 16th 2016 and running for four weekends. (more...)

Old Log Theatre Extends MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Million and Announces Next Productions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Log Theatre (Owners, Greg and Marissa Frankenfield, along with Artistic Director, R. Kent Knutson) announce that due to popular demand it will extend its run of Million Dollar Quartet by four weeks, now playing through February 18, 2017.  Ticket sales start at $29 and are on sale through the Old Log Theatre box office at 952-474-5951 and online at www.oldlog.com.    (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC's 'Liesl' Charmian Carr Dies at 73
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

'Liesl' from the Sound of Music, Charmian Carr, has died of complications from a rare form of dementia at the age of 73. (more...)

BALLET CONCERTO: South Florida Classical Ballet Pioneers Retire After 55 Years
by Isabel D. Almaraz - Sep 15, 2016

Ballet Concerto School in Miami, FL will close after 55 years. One of the oldest and arguably one of the highest quality classical ballet schools in the region, Ballet Concerto opened its doors in 1961 and subsequently Miami's first professional ballet company, Ballet Concerto Company, in 1964. The school produced some recognizable names, most notably Fernando Bujones, and the company set a precedent for classical ballet in the area by bringing the most extraordinary ballet artists of the twentieth century to South Florida for the first time. Guest artists included Rudolph Nureyev, Carla Fracci, Cynthia Gregory, Natalia Makarova, Ivan Nagy, Gelsey Kirkland, and Alexander Gudonov to name a few. Ballet Concerto will be remembered as a key player in the development of arts and culture in South Florida, especially within the Hispanic community. Artistic Directors Sonia Diaz and Martha del Pino, who defected from Ballet Nacional de Cuba, where they danced alongside Alicia Alonso and under the direction of Fernando Alonso, implemented and maintained the rigorous classical curriculum that Cuban ballet has since become known for. There is no question of the void left by the closing of this Miami establishment, mostly in the heart of the three generations, and thousands of students who studied and danced at Ballet Concerto and in the memory of those who witnessed the evolution of the cultural arts in Miami between the 1960's and 1980's, when the school and company were at its peak. (more...)

Emerson Quartet Announce 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The 2016-17 season marks the Emerson String Quartet's 40th Anniversary -- a major milestone for this ground-breaking ensemble, named "America's greatest quartet" by TIME Magazine, which has earned its place in the pantheon of the classical music world. (more...)

Jill Rath Releases THE PROMISES OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

'The Promises of God': a remarkable and stimulating book of meditations of bible scripture focusing on reflection. 'The Promises of God' is the creation of published author, Jill Rath, who has a passion for photography and who's love for the Word of God is the impetus for creating books of inspiration. Since college, where she studied photography, and Through the Years of attending to family and career, she has continued to follow her dream of combining her photography with her writing. She has traveled throughout the United States and abroad, capturing the magnificence of God's creation. In her books, you can see the world through the lens of her Christian values, the inspiration for her works. (more...)

Simon Fuller Hints at AMERICAN IDOL Return to FOX in 2018
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

While accepting the trophy, series creator Simon Fuller hinted that plans are already underway to bring the show back to FOX in 2018. (more...)

Acorn Productions Seeks New Plays for Maine Playwright Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Acorn Productions, producers of the annual Maine Playwrights Festival, announces that they have begun accepting scripts for this year's sixteenth edition of the state's most vibrant incubator for new plays by local playwrights. Anybody living in Maine is eligible to submit a new play between 8 and 30 minutes in length for consideration in the festival. The deadline for submissions is December 2nd. (more...)

Meijer Launches Home Delivery Service in Detroit and Southeastern Michigan Stores
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

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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...)

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...)

Volkswagen Adds CarChat24 as VW Dealer Digital Program Partner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

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The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Announces 2016 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the finalists of the 2016 summer one-act play competition. (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...)

KENNY ROGERS Set to Perform at the Orpheum 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

?GRAMMY Award-winning country superstar and music icon Kenny Rogers will perform at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, October 7 on his Final World Tour: The Gambler's Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis.  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 19 at 10 am at Ticketmaster and venue box office. (more...)

Petfinder Celebrates 20th Anniversary, 25 Million Pet Adoptions With Video That Can Unlock $200,000 Donation Benefitting 20 Shelters/Rescues
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

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Jonnathan Strawthorne Releases 'THE CAUSALITY OF TIME'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

'THE CAUSALITY OF TIME' (published by Trafford Publishing) by author Jonnathan Strawthorne is a story of antiquity forgotten by most people of this twenty first century however the hopes, dreams and aspirations of the characters are no less poignant for today. Has 3,000 years truly changed the nature of man? Have the questions humanity asked through millennia been answered? (more...)

Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell to Depart Vineyard Theatre as Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Vineyard Theatre, one of the nation's leading nonprofit theatre companies has announced today that Executive Producer/CEO Jennifer Garvey-Blackwell, who has been a key member of the company's leadership team for almost 20 years, has decided to depart at the end of September 2016 to pursue new career opportunities. (more...)

Kenny Rogers to Bring Final World Tour to Ridgefield Playhouse Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Gambler will be dealing his last hand. Kenny Rogers' final world tour, appropriately titled The Gambler's Last Deal will headline The Ridgefield Playhouse Gala on Saturday, September 17 at 5:30 p.m. as part of the Mountain Country and Bluegrass Series.  (more...)

STG On Sale Announcement: The Fray and Little Big Show #16 with Låpsley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

On Sale Announcement for Monday, August 22, 2016 (more...)

7th Annual 'Pedal the Cause' Charity Event Returns to St. Louis, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

St. Louis-based agency CPG has been a part of creating 'A World Without Cancer' through its production and sponsorship of the annual Pedal the Cause fundraiser weekend ever since it was first introduced in 2009. The community-wide cycling challenge takes place September 24-25th at the Chesterfield Amphitheater and provides critical funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and St. Louis Children's Hospital. (more...)

Wyder's Cider Introduces Prickly Pineapple
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Wyder's Hard Cider, which has specialized in eclectic fruit-forward ciders for more than two decades, has a new addition to its portfolio - Wyder's Prickly Pineapple. (more...)

Blog Series Examines History of Nursing Through the Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

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Kenny Rogers to Bring Farewell Tour to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Kenny Rogers fans will have a final chance to see the Country Music Hall of Famer when he headlines the 2016 Ridgefield Playhouse Fall Gala. (more...)

Six Olympic Track and Field Athletes in Rio Are Colgate Women's Games Alumnae
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The Women's Track and Field Team USA in Rio this week features several young women who competed in the Colgate Women's Games.Phyllis Francis, Natasha Hastings, Deajah Stevens, Delilah Muhammed, Nia Ali, and Ajee Wilson developed their talents participating as early as elementary and mid school, rising to the top of their fields to become champions at Colgate Games' finals at Madison Square Garden or The Armory in NYC in the last decade. (more...)

Rarael Amaya & More to Host PREMIOS TU MUNDO on TELEMUNDO
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

TELEMUNDO has gathered six of the most popular TV personalities in Spanish language television to share hosting duties at the 2016 edition of PREMIOS TU MUNDO (Your World Awards) to be broadcast live on Thursday, August 25th (more...)

James Bolden, Quinn Sullivan and ZZ Ward Sign on for ICON: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF B.B. KING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

B.B. King, 15-time GRAMMY winner will be honored at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept. 1. (more...)

Charlie Daniels to Release New Album NIGHT HAWK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

?Charlie Daniels has never fit into any certain label, purposely creating a sound and blend of music all his own. The new album, Night Hawk, stays true to that tradition with Daniels putting a unique spin on cowboy songs both well known and uncovered from Through the Years. The album will be available on August 26 at www.CharlieDaniels.com, FYE, and wherever music is sold. (more...)

Dawna Flath Shares A CLEAR BLUE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Author Dawna Flath's journey changed one night after a simple meditation, where she spoke with her grandmother who had passed away years before. This led to her determination to make a better life for herself. In 'A CLEAR BLUE MIND' (published by Balboa Press), Flath shares insights she gained along the way toward personal transformation to help others on their path to personal enlightenment. (more...)

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