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Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On Hamilton Parody SPAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Spamilton, a sneak peek into Forbidden Broadway creator, Gerard Alessandrini's ongoing obsession with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, much like its source material, has taken off-Broadway by storm. The musical, which promises an evening that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, celebrates its official opening night tonight. (more...)

Sam Jane Brown Pens FORGOTTEN WORD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'Forgotten Word,' the popular but controversial Christian thriller by Sam Jane Brown, offers unique insights into resolving the question of whether or not a looming 'One World' government is actually prophesized in the Bible. The topic has created significant dispute amongst Christian thinkers. But, the question remains: Does the Bible foretell the rise of a 'World Government' based on a single World Religion? (more...)

Meat Loaf to Release New Album 'Braver Than We Are' In Collaboration With Jim Steinman Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Grammy Award-winning musician and acclaimed film, TV and stage actor Meat Loaf, is readying the release of his highly anticipated new album, 'Braver Than We Are' for 429 Records. (more...)

TALKING WITH and More Set for October at Verge Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Verge Theater has announced its lineup for October. Scroll down for details! (more...)

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling continues the Wilma Theater's 2016-17 season. A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039. A man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for twenty years. He wonders why his son is coming and what he wants: to know who he is? Where he comes from? Where he belongs? Gabriel knows nothing; his own past escapes him. As the story of Gabriel's family unfolds onstage, his ancestors come alive around him to fill in the gaps. With its web of intricately overlapping connections, When the Rain Stops Falling follows four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live? (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a First Look at Frantic Assembly's Stunning THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Production photography is now available for the UK premiere of Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production betweenFrantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia. The play is currently in previews at Lyric Hammersmith and opening night will be Friday 16th September, ahead of its tour to Oxford, Warwick, Liverpool, Salford and Chichester.  (more...)

All-Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Turn Heads at Curtain Call
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Casting women in male roles is nothing new...cross-gender casting goes back to the earliest days of known drama. Even so, when Curtain Call's executive director and artistic head decided to produce David Mamet's testosterone-driven classic, Glengarry Glenn Ross with all females, he knew heads would turn and Tongues would wag. This distaff version of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner will play in Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford, from October 20 through November 6. (more...)

UPDATED: Ars Nova to File Suit Over GREAT COMET Billing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A potential legal battle that has been brewing for weeks over at the Broadway engagement of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 has come to a head this evening, as the team of Ars Nova, the non-for-profit theatre company responsible for developing the piece, has announced plans to file suit against the show's producer, Howard Kagan, for a breach of contract regarding a dispute over billing. (more...)

Ben Delay takes on Andrey EXX's THE MAN WITH THE RED FACE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Andrey EXX is a name that became hot on the Tongues of everyone since he exploded onto the Dance music scene, thanks to his talents behind the decks and in the studio. The industry veteran has released records on some of the scene's biggest imprints including Milk & Sugar Records, Tiger Records, Grate Stuff Recordings and Erase Recordings, as well as remixing A-List stars such as Lissat & Voltaxx, gaining the support of tastemakers like D. Ramirez, David Penn and Shiba San along the way - it's no wonder he has played in over 100 cities worldwide, including Pacha Moscow. (more...)

All-Female GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Turn Heads at Curtain Call
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Casting women in male roles is nothing new...cross-gender casting goes back to the earliest days of known drama. Even so, when Curtain Call's executive director and artistic head decided to produce David Mamet's testosterone-driven classic, Glengarry Glenn Ross with all females, he knew heads would turn and Tongues would wag. This distaff version of the 1984 Pulitzer Prize winner will play in Curtain Call's Dressing Room Theatre in Stamford, from October 20 through November 6. (more...)

Jodie Prenger to Star in First Major Revival Tour of SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Willy Russell's heart-warming comedy Shirley Valentine premiered in 1986 and took the world by storm. In celebration of its 30th Anniversary the first major revival of this national treasure will embark on a UK tour in 2017. Opening on Thursday 2 March in Bromley, Shirley Valentine will star much loved actress Jodie Prenger as Shirley. (more...)

Robin Rothstein to Hold Industry Reading of New Play Featuring SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S Sas Goldberg
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Robin Rothstein (MAD LIBS LIVE!) teams again with original cast members, including Sas Goldberg (SIGNIFICANT OTHER) for an industry readers of her new comedy, DEREK JETER MAKES THE PLAY on Monday, October 24th in New York City. Julie Kramer directs.  (more...)

TALKING WITH and More Set for October at Verge Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Verge Theater has announced its lineup for October. Scroll down for details! (more...)

U.S. Premiere of Rezza-Mastrella's PITECUS Begins Tonight at LaMaMa
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

LaMaMa will present the US premiere of Pitecus by Rezza-Mastrella (Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza), resident artists of Italy's renowned experimental theatre Teatro Vascello for a limited engagement from tonight, October 13, through October 16, 2016. (more...)

La Mama Presents US Premiere of PITECUS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

LaMaMa is proud to present the US premiere of Pitecus by RezzaMastrella (Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza), resident artists of Italy's renowned experimental theatre Teatro Vascello for a limited engagement from October 13 - October 16, 2016. La MaMa has had a long-standing relationship with Teatro Vascello since the 1970's, and this production is the first time the company has been back since 2000. (more...)

Supertramp's Richard Palmer-James Releases Debut Solo Album TAKEAWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Supertramp founding member & King Crimson songwriter Richard Palmer-James has released his debut solo album 'Takeaway'! An English songwriter & guitarist, Richard is best known for having written lyrics to several songs by the progressive rock group King Crimson in the early 1970s. (more...)

Verge Theater Presents IMPROV MONDAY NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Recover from your weekend with Improv Comedy! Join us as we offer up a Monday Night sacrifice of the most daring, death defying type of live theater there is: Improv! We call it Improv on the Verge! Improv Monday Nights feature The Bozeman Improverts  who will beguile you with their laser-like wits, sharp Tongues, and obnoxiously large heads.  (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Exchange to Present AIR OPEN STUDIOS SHOWINGS I
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The Artists in Residence (AIR) Open Studio Series begins a shared journey into the creative process of each artist. Audiences will have an opportunity to engage with AIR artists as they open the doors to their rehearsal practice and artistic process. (more...)

Verge Theater Announces December Programming
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Verge Theatre has announced its programming for December 2016. See a full season schedule below: (more...)

THE FUNERAL to Play South African Sendinggestig Museum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

THE FUNERAL, a theatre piece written and performed by Mpapa Simo Majola, will play the South African Sendinggestig Museum in Cape Town. Directed by Phala O. Phala, the hour-long production features choreography by Billy Langa. (more...)

World Premiere of BETH IN JULY by 'Master of Macabre' R.J. Tsarov
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Beth in July is written by R.J. Tsarov, produced by the Prop Thtr and directed by Shannon Evans. What happens when two peculiar people meet via online dating? With a history of increasing violence that started with an exploding firecracker when she was just four, Beth is a walking disaster. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Revives Suzan-Lori Parks Free-Form Dramatic Riff, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by Michael Dale - Nov 15, 2016

The symbolic nature of Suzan-Lori Parks' 1990 free-form dramatic riff, THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD AKA THE NEGRO BOOK OF THE DEAD is made apparent to viewers as soon as they open their programs and see the characters have names like 'Black Woman With Fried Drumstick,' 'Before Columbus' and 'Lots of Grease and Lots of Pork.' (more...)

What's Happening this Month at Tokyo International Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Thank you to everyone who auditioned for our February show, Andrew Bovell's Speaking in Tongues. We're currently wrapping up our casting process and excited to begin rehearsals! Please join us February 23-26 at Nakano Pocket Theatre. If you're interested in joining the crew for this production, please see the Volunteer Orientation Party notice below! (more...)

BRIC Announces Winter/Spring 2017 Programming at BRIC House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In Its Award-Winning Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn, BRIC Presents and Incubates Fresh Work by Artists and Media-Makers Reflecting NYC's Diversity. (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company Presents New York Premiere Of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). (more...)

Tina Jackson Releases 'Mysteries Revealed On Speaking In Tongues'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

'Mysteries Revealed On Speaking In Tongues': an engaging and dynamic study on what many consider to be a mysterious phenomenon is available to all Christians. 'Mysteries Revealed On Speaking In Tongues' is the creation of published author, Tina Jackson, the editor, producer, and host of 'U Beautiful Creation,' a Christian-based talk show located in Michigan. (more...)

Improv on the Verge, Silly Moose & More Slated for Verge Theater's February Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Verge Theater has announced its comedy lineup for February. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Public Theater's THE LIAR: Effervescent and Groovy
by Amelia Reynolds - Feb 6, 2017

Modern adaptations of traditional texts are common, but mod adaptations of traditional texts are quite rare. Seattle Public Theater's 'The Liar' puts a 60s twist on a 17th-century farce, and it works. (more...)

The Kathak Ensemble & Friends Present WE SINFUL WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

THE KATHAK ENSEMBLE & FRIENDS PRESENT 'WE SINFUL WOMEN'Contemporary Dance With Indian Influence, Based on the Urdu Feminist Poetry Collection (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broken Nose Theatre's AT THE TABLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Broken Nose Theatre's second year as a Pay-What-You-Can theatre company continues with the Midwest Premiere of AT THE TABLE by Michael Perlman, following the play's Off-Broadway world premiere. Helmed by BNT Director of Programming Spenser Davis, the production runs through March 11 at the Berger Park Coach House, 6205 N. Sheridan. After record-setting pre-sales, a Jeff Committee recommendation and a sold-out Opening Weekend, the show launches into its second weekend tonight. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Desert Ensemble Theatre Company Presents LOVESPORT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

 Tickets are now on sale for Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's world premiere production of Lovesport. Written and directed by Tony Padilla, Lovesport presents a funny look at serious issues people face when they fall in love; a story about the cost and rewards of love and commitment. (more...)

Live Arts Bard Presents WE'RE WATCHING, An Exhibition Of New Performance Works About Surveillance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Live Arts Bard (LAB), the residency and commissioning program of the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, is pleased to present WE'RE WATCHING, the first major survey of performances by contemporary American artists exploring surveillance and its impact on our identities. (more...)

BWW Review: To the Genius of Oscar Levant - FOR PIANO AND HARPO at Falcon Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 13, 2017

Pulling double duty as both playwright and star, Dan Castellaneta portrays Oscar Levant in his latest new work, FOR PIANO AND HARPO. Levant was a concert pianist, and contemporary of George Gershwin, whose genius gave him entree into the glittering worlds of classical music, Broadway, and Hollywood but whose private demons ultimately undermined his career. The play explores Levant's addictions and mental health issues while committed to a Mt. Sinai psych ward in 1956, on the Jack Paar Show in 1962, and during an extended stay at the home of his friend, Harpo Marx, in 1935. (more...)

Verge Theatre Announces March Programming
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

See all the great events happening at Verge Theatre in March. See the full schedule below: (more...)

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY Presents NY Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. Tickets are priced $28, $25, $20 and are available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/967659, Box office phone: 212-352-3101 or toll free 866-811-4111, M - F 9am - 9pm, Sa/Su: 10 am - 6pm, Walk up hours: Tue - Sat, Noon - 6pm, open 2 hours prior and ½ hour after curtain on all performance days. (more...)

Chef Mike Ward to Host New Food Show DEVOUR on SiriusXM Canada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

SiriusXM Canada announces satellite radio's hottest new food show, Devour with Chef Mike Ward on SiriusXM, channel 167 Canada Talks. (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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Vim Vigor Dance Company to Present New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). Performances are just under an hour and run Thurs-Sat at 7:30pm from February 2-11, 2017. (more...)

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens In Studio 3, 1/10-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. (more...)

Nat Geo to Premiere New Episodes of THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, 1/16
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Prophets, spiritual enlightenment and the afterlife - they are mysteries as old as time. National Geographic and Revelations Entertainment seek clarity on some of humanity's biggest questions in season two of the Emmy-nominated hit series THE STORY OF GOD WITH MORGAN FREEMAN (more...)

RESOLUTIONS, Improv Mondays, and More Coming to Verge Theater in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

See what's going on in January at the Verge Theater! (more...)

PA Fringe Arts Festival to Present I FUCKING DARE YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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Sam Mendes In Talks to Direct Live-Action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH for Disney
by Movies News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Sam Mendes is in “very early” discussions with Walt Disney Studios to helm a live-action version of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Frantic Assembly's Things I Know To Be True, an exciting international co-production between Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company of South Australia is in rehearsal and BroadwayWorld has your first look. (more...)

Verge Theater to Open 2016-17 Season with THE CLEAN HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Verge Theater is opening its 2016-2017 Season in September with one of the finest and funniest plays of Sarah Ruhl's provocative and quirky collection. (more...)

THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY Sets Performance at the Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Performance is Monday, August 29, 2016, 7pm at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, 2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles (more...)

Odyssey Theatre Festival Presents Staged Reading of Henry Ong's THE BLADE OF JEALOUSY 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

"The Blade of Jealousy," a play adapted by playwright Henry Ong from Tirso De Molina's "Jealous of Herself," will receive a staged reading at The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.  Melchor falls in love with a mysterious veiled lady in a cathedral, simply from a glimpse of her hand. When he meets Magadelena, he is less enamored, not realizing that Magadelena and the veiled lady are one and the same person. A madcap comedy of disguise and deception ensues. (more...)

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