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Austin Opera Names Annie Burridge As New General Director
by Frank Benge - Oct 29, 2016

Austin Opera Oct. 24 announced the appointment of Annie Burridge as General Director of Austin Opera. Currently the Managing Director of Opera Philadelphia, an opera company recognized for its groundbreaking audience engagement and programming model, Ms. Burridge will assume her new position in November 2016, with a 5-year contract through October 2021. The announcement was made today by Elisabeth Juen Waltz, Chairman of the Austin Opera Board of Trustees and Jon Nash, President of the Austin Opera Board of Trustees. Ms. Burridge's nomination was confirmed at a special Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, October 24th. (more...)

Fashion, Theatre and More Added to Diwali Fest 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

The Diwali Celebration Society, producers of Diwali Fest, has announced the artist lineup for the festival's signature events - "Diwali Downtown Vancouver" (October 29 at the Roundhouse) and "Diwali Downtown Surrey" (November 5 at Surrey City Hall). (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona, running November 12 - November 20 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, directed by Richard Seer, Director of Professional Training for the M.F.A. program, as part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Nominees and Lifetime Achievement Honorees Announced for 2016 TMA Heller Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The Talent Managers Association (TMA) is proud to announce this year's Lifetime Achievement honor in Management will be given to Chuck Binder, who founded Binder & Associates in 1978. The TMA recently announced the agent and casting director nominees for the 14th Annual Heller Awards, along with two other Lifetime Achievement honorees: legendary agent Jack Gilardi (ICM Partners) and casting director Craig Fincannon (Fincannon and Associates). (more...)

Walt Disney's FROZEN to Make Network Broadcast Premiere This Holiday Season
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Disney's Academy Award®-winning FROZEN the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will make its network broadcast premiere as part of the Wonderful World of Disney on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 (8:00-10:04 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Hurley Mower Unveils HOME COOKED EP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

After the successful release of LA house artist Durante's Goddess / Cold EP, TSYN Records is proud to present their latest signee, Hurley Mower. Home Cooked EP explores the full range of the upcoming Chicago producer, from the ethereal melodies of intro track Idols, and chilled lounge vibes of Home Cooked to the heavier, classic hip hop feel of Drip. Mower's music is intricate, skilfully lacing heavy bass lines with his subtle atmospheres and intelligent vocal manipulations. (more...)

BWW Interview: Donna Lynne Champlin Previews Paula's Turn in Season 2 of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 21, 2016

A year and a half ago, it was in no way certain that the quirky musical comedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND was going to make it to television. After hitting a developmental snag as a 30-minute pilot for Showtime, creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna repackaged the series as a 44-minute show for Showtime's sister network, The CW. (more...)

Jerome Bel's THE SHOW MUST GO ON to Play The Joyce Theater This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) will present the return of famed Paris-based choreographer Jerome Bel performing one of his most iconic evening length works, The show must go on, from October 20 - 22.  Jerome Bel's The show must go on is presented as part of FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival. (more...)

Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre's HAMLET to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Following performances across Europe, including Gdansk Shakespeare Festival; Mercury Theatre Colchester; Craiova International Festival; Park Theatre, London; four theatres in Spain; Neuss Globe Shakespeare Festival; and Kronborg Castle, Elsinore Hamletscenen, Flute Theatre and English Touring Theatre today announces that their production of Hamlet, adapted by Kelly Hunter, transfers to the Trafalgar Studios for a limited run this December.  As well as adapting, Hunter directs Mark Arends (Hamlet), Finlay Cormack (Laertes), David Fielder (Polonius/ Gravedigger), Tom Mannion (Claudius), Katy Stevens (Gertrude) and Francesca Zoutewelle (Ophelia). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 31 December. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2016

It's hard to believe that Jonathan Larson's epic rock musical masterpiece, Rent, debuted on Broadway, making headlines around the world, winning the Pulitzer Prize and bringing a whole new generation of audiences to the theater 20 years ago. Larson who died just prior to the show's 1996 off-Broadway opening didn't live to see the acclaim with which his musical - based upon Puccini's La Boheme - was greeted, but if we believe in such things, we may rest assured that since his untimely demise he has watched over Rent's evolution, which includes the 20th Anniversary production now touring the country in an astounding revival which reaffirms its place among the very best of American musical theater. (more...)

Seattle Business Leading on Climate Fight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

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Artists from 11 Countries Set for PuSh Festival's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 13th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 5, 2017 at various Vancouver venues. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's New Musical THE MAN IN THE CEILING, John Doyle-Helmed AS YOU LIKE IT and More Slated for Bay Street Theater's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced the three productions planned for the 2017 Mainstage Summer Season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Youngest Tony-Winner in History, Daisy Eagan, Prepares for Her Return to THE SECRET GARDEN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 6, 2016

At eleven years old, Daisy Eagan became (and remains today) the youngest actress ever to win the Tony Award for the Best Performance by A Featured Actress when she dazzled New York audiences as Mary Lennox inThe Secret Garden. (more...)

Eye Zen to Celebrate the Life of Remy Charlip in RAINBOW LOGIC Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On the cusp of its 10-year anniversary, Eye Zen Presents is proud to announce the world premiere of Rainbow Logic: Arm in Arm with Remy Charlip, celebrating the life and legacy of dancer, choreographer, children's book author and illustrator Remy Charlip (1929-2012). (more...)

Jose Torres-Tama to Return to Touchstone with ALIENS, IMMIGRANTS, AND OTHER EVILDOERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Touchstone Theatre welcomes performance artist Jose Torres-Tama back to Bethlehem with his award-winning solo piece Aliens, Immigrants, and Other Evildoers. Torres-Tama performs November 3-6, 2016 in a production that has been critically acclaimed for putting a human face and heart on Latino immigrants. (more...)

Sandra Gering to Host Release Party, Signing for John Simon's DRAWING YOUR OWN PATH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

John Simon's Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation will be celebrated at a release party and book signing on Thursday, November 10th from 5-7pm at Sandra Gering Inc (14 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065). Books will be available for purchase at the gallery. (more...)

PuSh Festival presents 2017 Global Lineup of Groundbreaking, Multi-Disciplinary Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 13th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 5, 2017 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists representing 11 countries will descend on the city for the signature, three-week mid-winter event. From staggering spectacles to intimately immersive encounters, the 2017 PuSh Festival lineup showcases innovative, transformative art across a vast expanse of performance disciplines. (more...)

Tervela Joins the Dropbox Premier Partner Program to Accelerate Migration of Files to Dropbox
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Jobsite Theater to Present AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and woman merely players" begins one of the most iconic monologues written in any language. Join Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, in the forest of Arden this new year for a timeless tale of love, liberation, and transformation! William Shakespeare's As You Like It runs Jan. 13 - Feb. 5, 2017, in the Straz's Shimberg Playhouse. (more...)

Casting Announced for D.C. Premiere of ROE by Lisa Loomer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Disney's FROZEN to Make Network Broadcast Premiere on ABC, 12/11
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Disney's Academy Award®-winning FROZEN, the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will make its network broadcast premiere as part of the Wonderful World of Disney on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 (8:00-10:04 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Ismael Cala makes his debut as an English-language author under the guidance of world-renowned Brian Tracy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

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BROTHEL #9, CHAI HOUSE and BHOPAL Coming Up This Month at Diwali Fest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The Diwali Fest celebrations continue into November. Presented by the Diwali Celebration Society, Diwali Fest opened on October 11 with the Western Canadian premiere of Piya Behrupiya (Twelfth Night) and runs until November 30. The Diwali Fest events scheduled for November include the Western Canadian premiere of Brothel #9 by South Asian playwright Anusree Roy, the return of 'Chai House', and a staged reading of the world-renowned, critically acclaimed play Bhopal, by Canadian playwright Rahul Varma. (more...)

Carol Nygren Named VP, Worldwide Live Entertainment for NBCUniversal Brand Development
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

As part of a new global business initiative to expand NBCUniversal's footprint through interactive and immersive live entertainment, industry veteran Carol Nygren has been named Vice President, Worldwide Live Entertainment (more...)

BWW Interview, Part II: Composer Kevin Puts, Soprano Renee Fleming and Developing LETTERS FROM GEORGIA
by Richard Sasanow - Nov 11, 2016

Since writing his first opera, SILENT NIGHT--the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner for Music--with librettist Mark Campbell, composer Kevin Puts he has done two other operas, also with Campbell. This time around, he has a different collaborator: famed American artist Georgia O'Keeffe, whose correspondence provides the text of his song cycle, LETTERS FROM GEORGIA, commissioned for opera superstar Renee Fleming by the Eastman School of Music. It makes its New York debut on November 14. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban & More React to Passing of Leonard Cohen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Poet, novelist and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82 according to an announcement Thursday night on his Facebook page. He was 82. (more...)

Sandra Gering to Host Release Party, Signing for John Simon's DRAWING YOUR OWN PATH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

John Simon's Drawing Your Own Path: 33 Practices at the Crossroads of Art and Meditation will be celebrated at a release party and book signing on Today, November 10th from 5-7pm at Sandra Gering Inc (14 East 63rd Street, New York, NY 10065). Books will be available for purchase at the gallery. (more...)

Fox Theatre Celebrates 25th Anniversary this March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

On March 6, 1992, the Fox Theatre opened it's doors to the public with a performance from The Meters. Started by a group of young men - James and Charles Hambleton, Dave MacKenzie, Jon O'Leary, Don Strasburg - and the sage-like Dicke Sidman, the Fox Theatre quickly grew from "the little club that could" into a Touchstone of the music community. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anisa George and HOLDEN at New Ohio Theatre
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 4, 2017

New Ohio Theatre will present a remounting of George & Co.'s 'Holden,' directed by Anisa George and written by Anisa George in collaboration with the ensemble. Originally developed at the 2015 Ice Factory Festival, 'Holden' will be performed from January 5th to January 14th. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Anisa George. (more...)

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Presents 2017 Lineup of Acclaimed Artists from 11 Countries
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 13th annual edition, taking placeJanuary 16 to February 5, 2017 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists representing 11 countries will descend on the city for the signature, three-week mid-winter event. From staggering spectacles to intimately immersive encounters, the 2017 PuSh Festival lineup showcases innovative, transformative art across a vast expanse of performance disciplines. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT, Featuring Original Music by Obie Winner Heather Christian, to Launch New Year at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Touchstone Theatre Presents JAKOPA'S PUNCH BOWL Concert Fundraiser for Upcoming Street Theatre Spectacle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Touchstone Theatre presents a new concert fundraiser entitled Jakopa's Punch Bowl on Saturday, February 18 from 7-10pm at the Charles A. Brown Ice House. This Mardi Gras-themed evening of eclectic music by three local bands, New Orleans-style lite fare, beer, and wine supports Touchstone's upcoming The Jakopa's Punch Processional, an outdoor, free-to-the-public, spectacle-based performance premiering summer 2017. (more...)

Two NNPN Rolling World Premieres in Conversation in Indianapolis and Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is supporting two plays that reflect on experiences of the Rwandan genocide through its Rolling World Premieres program. How to Use a Knife by Will Snider and Dogs of Rwanda by Sean Christopher Lewis each offer a look into the intersections of identity, truth-telling, and accountability through stories that ask what it means to be human in a world of deep and pervasive ethnic conflict. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Looks at the Years Following Roe v. Wade in ROE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere production of Roe written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Bill Rauch. Roe is a co-production with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Arena Stage. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Announces Publication of REVERSE SHOT Book on Martin Scorcese January Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image will publish the tome Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema, a Reverse Shot. To celebrate the book's release the Museum of the Moving image is hosting a week of events. See the full schedule below:  (more...)

Art Center Artists Create Immersive Winter Installation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Beginning this January, the Art Center will host a collaborative residency featuring artist and Art Center Faculty Member Lisa Pressman and mixed-media artist Krista Svalbonas. The artists will take over Studio X to create Between Instances: A Collaborative Project by Lisa Pressman and Krista Svalbonas. (more...)

Hulu Inks Licensing Deal for Library of Disney Blockbuster Favorites
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hulu has reached its first licensing agreement for theatrical features with The Walt Disney Studios. The new, multi-year deal grants the streaming service the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to a collection of hit movies and family favorites from Disney's library of blockbuster films. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Stage NNPN Rolling World Premiere of DOGS OF RWANDA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Dogs of Rwanda opening January 6, 2017 on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. This production runs through January 15, 2017, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

Students from Elizabeth Get 'Hands-On' Education at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

On Monday, several Elizabeth public school 8th grade students spent the day at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey immersed in projects related to the Art Center's current exhibition, Rachel Beach: Touchstone. (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Brings On Nostalgia And Charm With A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 19, 2016

Making its regional premiere at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL is now ready to aim an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle at audiences through New Year's Eve. (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that his longtime creative collaborator, Artistic Associate and Producer Steve Scott, will direct the theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! this spring. Scott assumes this responsibility from Falls, who was originally announced as the production's director. (more...)

BWW Review: The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at The Kennedy Center
by Heather Nadolny - Dec 16, 2016

Dickensian purists and rabid followers, be warned in advance: this is not your typical 'A Christmas Carol'. There are skateboarding ghosts, celebrity origin stories, murderous plots and even rewrites of classic TV specials. But don't worry, your concerns will come from the audience. It's all part of the messy fun that is The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS, currently playing at The Kennedy Center Theatre Lab.  (more...)

'Third Gender' Revealed in Classical Japanese Art This Spring at Japan Society Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Japan Society Gallery announces the U.S. premiere of A Third Gender: Beautiful Youths in Japanese Prints, the first exhibition in North America devoted to the variety of gender and sexual expression in traditional Japanese society by focusing on wakashu, attractive male youths who, the exhibitions reveals, constituted a distinct gender category during the Edo period (1603-1868). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Ohio Theatre's Remounting of HOLDEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

New Ohio Theatre proudly presents a remounting of George & Co.'s HOLDEN, directed by Anisa George and written by Anisa George in collaboration with the ensemble. Originally developed at the 2015 Ice Factory Festival, HOLDEN returns January 5-14, 2017.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Spike TV Debuts TIME: THE KALIEF ROWDER STORY, 3/1
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Premiering on Wednesday, March 1 (10:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on Spike, TIME: THE KALIEF ROWDER STORY is a compelling, six-part documentary event series tells the story of Kalief Browder, a 16 year old African-American student who spent three years in jail on Rikers Island without ever being convicted of a crime.  (more...)

West Coast Premiere of Award-Winning CONCORD FLORAL Cast with BC Youth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Shadbolt Centre for the Arts, Surrey Civic Theatres and Touchstone Theatre present playwright Jordan Tannahill's thrilling Concord Floral, Jan. 19 - 21 at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts; Jan. 25 - 29 at the 2017 PuSh Festival (at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre); and Feb. 3 & 4 at the Surrey Arts Centre. Drawing on Boccaccio's The Decameron, this deeply moving work is set in a massive abandoned greenhouse where 10 teens must find refuge from a plague they have brought upon themselves. Bravely conceived to give youth a platform for expression, Concord Floral is cast exclusively with youth from BC. (more...)

TCL Chinese Theatre is Giving Back To The Community; Hosts Free Screening of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

One of Hollywood's most treasured holiday films, "It's A Wonderful Life," gets a fancy Hollywood send up Saturday. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre to Remount George & Co.'s HOLDEN This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

New Ohio Theatre presents a remounting of George & Co.'s HOLDEN, directed by Anisa George and written by Anisa George in collaboration with the ensemble. Originally developed at the 2015 Ice Factory Festival, HOLDEN returns January 5-14, 2017. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Final Extension of Million Dollar Quartet
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Studio Theatre is pleased to announce the final extension of Million Dollar Quartet through January 15 in the Gompertz Theatre. This explosive and energetic production brings audiences up close to some of music's biggest icons, before they were stars. Subscriptions are still available to see four shows for as little as $59. (more...)

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