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'Emma Has a Dilemma' Children's Book is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ And with the wave of a magic wand, 'Emma Has A Dilemma' has appeared at online book stores everywhere from Barnes & Noble to Amazon to Google Play. (more...)

Lots of Theatre Choices in Tampa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

TampaRep has two openings coming up:  The Realistic Joneses on Nov. 11 and Transmission (the first of this year's Conversation Starters) on Nov. 14.  (more...)

BWW Review: Spooky THE LOST GIRLS at The Annex Theatre Misses Forest for Trees
by Amelia Reynolds - Nov 8, 2016

Quarter-life crisis is the new midlife crisis, and the characters in The Annex Theatre's "The Lost Girls" are suffering. What's the point of spending so much on a college education in the liberal arts only to work at a summer camp and move back in with your parents? On top of the expectations of the modern woman, the expectations of the modern post-grad woman are grim. (more...)

BWW Review: DANGEROUS BIRDS (IF AGITATED) Take Flight with Tennessee Williams Theatre Company
by Tara Bennett - Nov 8, 2016

Like the name suggests, The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company draws its theatrical productions from the evocative catalog of Southern playwright Tennessee Williams. Currently, the company is presenting three rarely performed one-acts from the latter part of Williams' epic career. (more...)

AT&T's AUDIENCE Network to Air Butch Walker Concert Special 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'Butch Walker' airing Friday, November 11, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). (more...)

UK Songstress Izzy Bizu to Headline BBC Music Presents Tour this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

A fan of jazz-fusion mixes and a lover of squat parties and warehouse raves, there's never a dull day musically either. (more...)

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to Present Holiday Star-Studded Spectacular, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

On the heels of the show's most successful season in five years, Nick Cannon hosts an astounding evening with a talented cast of performers coming together for a special one-night only “America's Got Talent Holiday Spectacular.” (more...)

SESAC Signs Grammy-Winning Rock Band Kings of Leon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The members of internationally-acclaimed and Grammy-winning rock band Kings of Leon, best known for the singles 'Use Somebody,' 'Sex on Fire,' and 'Radioactive,' have signed with SESAC, the nation's most progressive PRO and the only Music Rights Organization in the country, for representation. (more...)

RIMES Scores Hat-Trick of Wins at Prestigious Buy-Side Technology Awards 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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BWW Recap: This is What it Sounds Like When Daryl Cries on THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Nov 6, 2016

Remember two weeks ago when they ripped our hearts to shreds and then stomped on them? And then last week when they were all “we have a sense of humor too, here's a tiger?” Well, it is now Week 3 of the new season, so let's see where we are now. (more...)

Supergroup KINGS OF CHAOS Announce East Coast Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Supergroup KINGS of CHAOS have a announced a string of east coast tour dates kicking off December 17th in Montclair, New Jersey. (more...)

Loeber Motors shows off high-performance SUV with new model information page
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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Apply to Be BroadwayWorld's Database and Theatre History Intern for Winter 2016-2017!
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 29, 2016

Is Jen Tepper your idol? Trick question, Jen Tepper is everyone's idol. While there will never be another Jen Tepper, if she has inspired you to become a theatre historian, then BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the internet, has the perfect Spring 2016 Semester internship for you. The BWW Database and History Intern will help maintain the largest theatrical database in the world and will write original pieces chronicling the history of shows, performers, artists, theatres, the Tonys, and more for publication on BroadwayWorld. (more...)

St. George Theatre to stage 13th Annual Christmas Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This December 11th-13th, the St. George Theatre Restoration Inc. will stage its annual Christmas Show, originally conceived and choreographed by the non-profit theatre's founder, the late Mrs. Rosemary Cappozalo.  (more...)

The Australian Ballet's 2017 Blockbuster ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND Goes on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Audiences will discover a world beyond their imagination when they fall down the rabbit hole with The Australian Ballet's 2017 season of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland©. Earmarked as the ballet blockbuster of the year, tickets will be in high demand when they go on sale to the public on Thursday 8 December 2016. Telstra customers have pre-sale access to tickets from 10am today.  (more...)

BWW Review: SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, 27 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 28, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a tremendous show full of great songs wonderfully well sung with the added bonus of great dancing too! (more...)

MOUSE KING Returns to Mandelstam Theater for a Fourth Consecutive Holiday Season Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Mouse King time is here again. For the fourth year in a row, the family-friendly holiday favorite written by Sesame Street veteran Noel MacNeal and award-winning composer Jim Camacho returns to The Mandelstam Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHILDREN, Royal Court, 24 November 2016
by Alexandra Coghlan - Nov 25, 2016

Three sixty-something retired scientists talk to one another in a remote seaside cottage for two hours. It doesn't sound like theatrical gold, but in Lucy Kirkwood's deft hands, an unassuming premise becomes transformed by a quiet dramatic alchemy. The Children isn't a play that shouts, but it's one whose whispers carry far and linger even longer - a warm, funny and devastating portrait of the end of the world as we know it. (more...)

One Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the cast for its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag's THE RIP NELSON HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

Hell in a Handbag's favorite bitter television has-been returns - and just in time for the holidays!  (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces New 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

With Sinbad the Sailor opening on Monday and Rani Moorthy's Whose Sari Now? currently playing in Gerry's studio space, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming Spring/Summer 2017 season. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Begin Performances This Friday at the Historic Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Performances begin this Friday, November 25 for The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century, as the production returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. (more...)

ZEBRA Performing Their Debut Album in its Entirety LIVE at Mulcahy's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

This winter, Loaded Concerts and WBAB 102.3 will present legendary rock band ZEBRA (A Hammerheads Reunion) performing their 1983 debut self-titled album (which went GOLD and became the fastest selling debut album in the history of Atlantic Records) live at Mulcahy's Pub & Concert Hall on Saturday, January 14th! (more...)

Limited Edition HOME ALONE Bobbleheads Now Available
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Today, the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled the first HOME ALONE Bobbleheads. (more...)

Animal Planet to Present All-New 'Animal Planet Presents' Documentaries This December
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

This December, Animal Planet chronicles two remarkable journeys that provide an exclusive look at the world we inhabit with our animal counterparts. (more...)

BWW Review: High School Hunger Games Played for Laughs: SCHOOLGIRL FIGURE at Cohesion
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Nov 21, 2016

Set in a high school where certain girls, banded together as The Carpenters, are in an anorexia/bulimia competition, where the intermediate prize is to date the hunky The Brad and the longer-term prize is death by malnutrition, the show follows the battle between the utterly unscrupulous uber-bitch Renee and fierce competitor Jeanine to succeed Monique, the late victor in these hunger games, as The Brad's choice. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Releases MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Trailer
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2016

Beatrice and Benedick are the perfect match. It's too bad they can't stand each other. When their war of wits comes to a head, their friends decide there's only one thing to be done - Trick the hapless couple into falling hopelessly in love. They set in motion a series of plots, pranks, plans and ploys all designed to bring the cynical Benedick and spirited Beatrice into a 'mountain of affection.' Will their scheming succeed, or will it all be Much Ado About Nothing? (more...)

Photo Flash: Cincinnati Shakespeare Co. Presents MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Beatrice and Benedick are the perfect match. It's too bad they can't stand each other. When their war of wits comes to a head, their friends decide there's only one thing to be done - Trick the hapless couple into falling hopelessly in love. They set in motion a series of plots, pranks, plans and ploys all designed to bring the cynical Benedick and spirited Beatrice into a "mountain of affection." Will their scheming succeed, or will it all be Much Ado About Nothing? (more...)

Awolnation Concert to Air on AT&T's AUDIENCE Network Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'AWOLNATION' airing today, November 18, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). (more...)

X GAMES ASPEN 2017 Reveals First Wave of Invited Athletes
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

ESPN returns to Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colo., January 26-29, 2017, for the 16th consecutive year to showcase the world's premier action sports competition with live coverage on ESPN and ABC. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH Conquers at Mahalia Jackson Theatre
by Tara Bennett - Nov 16, 2016

There are fewer well-known tales of murderous ambition outside of William Shakespeare's "MACBETH." The first of Giuseppe Verdi's three Shakespearean operas, "MACBETH" is in many respects an ideal fusion that combines the genius of Shakespeare with the extravagance and artistic might of the opera. (more...)

Box of Tricks to Tour Lizzie Nunnery's New Play NARVIK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

'If I was to throw myself beneath that tide... If I was to let the water take me, 'til the cold felt like heat, like love...' (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERGIRL's Friends are All 'Changing' on this Week's Episode
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 15, 2016

Everyone surrounding Kara -- James, Winn, Alex, Mon-El, and J'onn-- went through a major life change on this week's episode of SUPERGIRL. James and Winn debuted their combined creation of The Guardian, Mon-El dealt with whether he wants to be a hero or not, and J'onn received a threatening blood transfusion. Most poignantly, Alex came out to Kara in a stunning portrayal by Chyler Leigh. Meanwhile, the DEO team battled an alien parasite that proved to be a dangerous match even for Supergirl and the Martian Manhunter. The acting in this episode, especially from Chyler and Jeremy Jordan, was truly some of the best we've seen this season. (more...)

BWW Review: TOSCA at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by - Nov 15, 2016

Tosca is a 'must see' for any lover of opera (more...)

Swee Lin Lim Reveals 10 EASY HABITS OF EATING WELL BEING WELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Thanksgiving is around the corner and after that comes Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year's. This is the time of the year when most of us worry about resisting temptations that unchecked will pack on unneeded pounds. Swee Lin Lim, author of the new book 10 Easy Habits of Eating Well, Being Well, who is much slimmer and more beautiful at 45 than she was in her twenties, has made a careful study of how to healthfully combine foods during the holidays. (more...)

Experience a Tucson Holiday Tradition in its 20th Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Borderlands Theater proudly presents a holiday favorite, the 20th Annual, A Tucson Pastorela written by Milta Ortiz and the ghost writers. Local theater professional Katherine Monberg directs. A Tucson Pastorela runs December 1- 11. (more...)

AT&T Audience Network to Broadcast Garth Brooks Exclusive Concert Event at Yankee Stadium
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

AT&T's AUDIENCE Network will present the exclusive concert event 'GARTH BROOKS/YANKEE STADIUM/LIVE.' Filmed in 4K this past summer, the spectacular concert event will broadcast nationwide today, Nov. 10, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT across all AT&T platforms. (more...)

London's Filthiest Panto is Back in the West End with Another Helping of Festive DICK!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Dick! and his perverted pussy, Dave The Cat, embark on the adventure of all adventures into London Town. (more...)

Theatrical Partnership Announce Major Musical Hat-Trick For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A partnership between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues have announced a hat-Trick of shows for 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE Was Enough at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Dec 5, 2016

ONCE, the award-winning stage musical based on the award-winning film of the same name, is an obvious addition to Broadway.  Featuring songs written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who also starred in the film, this production seems like it can't miss.  Unfortunately, despite excellent music and vocal and musical performances from an obviously talented cast, this production's book, by Irish playwright Enda Walsh,  seems to assume that the only people who would be interested in this show are those who have seen the movie.  Therefore, there is next-to-no character development, and random scenes inserted that make no sense to anyone not intimately familiar with the source material.  Since this is a show about music and musicians, one would think that story goes out the window then in favor of reworking this as almost a musical revue, rather than a traditional narrative.  That would have worked, since the story is a sweetly simple one and doesn't require much, but the choice was made instead to shoehorn in extra scenes of dialogue, most of which take far longer and meader far more than necessary to advance the plot, and wind up creating something that is just dull and lazy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 5, 2016

We live in uncertain times; today's version of talent is an impressive Instagram following, YouTube killed the show reel, and much of the art forms once adored are phasing out. What does the emerging theatregoing audience know of vaudeville? Or burleycue? Thankfully, we have those answers in amazing stalwarts reinventing and reenergising these classic forms and making them timeless all over again. As a sincerely scintillating ensemble are bubbling away to create the latest in a line of variety-circus-burlesque triumphs, Broadway World got to sit down with Amy G and talk turkey. Well not actual turkey, mostly we talked about Adelaide. And of course, Club Swizzle! (more...)

Scoop: CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS on ABC - Saturday, December 24, 2016
by - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, airing on ABC on Saturday, December 24, 2016! (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company's Announces 2017 Season and Season Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company announces its 2017 Cape May Mainstage Season. As usual, it includes classic gems, a world premiere, and radio-style shows. This year's theme is 'The American Dream.' (more...)

VIDEO: Jonathon Goodwin of Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS Performs on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The cast of Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS performed on this morning's TODAY on NBC. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Sebastian Trevino - Swing Life
by Guest Blogger: Sebastian Trevino - Dec 5, 2016

Mexican musical theatre, unlike the US', hasn't been around all that long. It's not just another theatre genre for you guys; it has actually helped shape and influence your pop culture! I mean, you guys blasted Age of Aquarius on your 1969 Ford Mustang radios when it was peaking five consecutive weeks on the US billboard charts even if you weren't a musical junkie. Fred Astaire was one of your biggest movie stars and heartthrobs. A leading man tap dancer on all the biggest tabloid magazines? That would've been unthinkable in machista Mexico. Fortunately though, American pop culture is so powerful, that it permeates the rest of the World's. So yeah, we've had a glimpse of all that musical theatre flare in our lives in someway or another, but since it's still a pretty undeveloped industry (compared to yours) in the southern neighboring country, it's not surprising my mom's reaction to me getting the male swing part in Rent Mx 2016 went something like this: 'Oh my god Sebastian, that's amazing! I'm so proud.' (Long pause) 'Swing. That's an interesting name for a character'… FML.  (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is Really Something at 4th Wall Theatre Company
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 4, 2016

BWW Review: 4th Wall Theatre Gives A Nice Spin To MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsals for Sheffield Crucible's Christmas show, Annie Get Your Gun, in which she plays gun-totin' Annie Oakley. Previews begin on 9 December. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards Update - Matt Gibson, Megan Mahoney Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 4th Wall Theatre Co.'s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

For the holiday season, 4th Wall Theatre Company (formerly Stark Naked Theatre Company) brings love and laughter to Houston audiences with Shakespeare's beloved romantic comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Widely considered to be one of Shakespeare's best comedies, Much Ado is a delightfully hilarious and witty tale of love, friendship and intrigue. Appropriate for all ages, this not-to-be-missed holiday treat opens tonight, December 1st, and runs through Christmas Eve. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

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