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BWW Interview: Christopher Wayne is Magical when Naked
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 31, 2017

THE NAKED MAGCICIANS prove 'Good magicians don't need sleeves and great magicians don't need pants.' One night only at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego on April 1st. (more...)

BWW Review: A VAUDEVILLE FIASCO at The Other Side
by William Geheren - Mar 30, 2017

It was a night filled with wonder, talent and hilarity as Inhabit Theater performed A VAUDEVILLE FIASCO at The Other Side in Crystal Lake (more...)

CINDERELLA IN SPACE Comes to The Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Cinderella in Space takes our favourite fairy tale into outer space. The show sees our interstellar Cinderella forced to fix the engine on her evil Captain Step-Mummy's spaceship - even though she would rather be working on her own inventions. When Captain Step-Mummy won't let her go to the biggest party in the universe she must take matters into her own hands. (more...)

BWW Review: DON JUAN IN SOHO, Wyndham's Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2017

The bad boy is back. Marber's Moliere update, which first appeared at the Donmar Warehouse in 2006, has been revived by the playwright for a West End run - David Tennant succeeding Rhys Ifans as the titular seducer. (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Monday, April 17, 2017
by - Mar 30, 2017

Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

Dive Into the Loch Ness Legend with FOSSILS at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

59E59 Theaters will present FOSSILS, by Bucket Club, directed by Nel Crouch. Produced by Bucket Club, in association with Farnham Maltings, FOSSILS begins performances on Tuesday, April 25 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 14. Press Opening is Tuesday, May 2 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

WatchGuard Launches New Quarterly Internet Security Report
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

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The Recording Academy to Honor Keith Urban at Grammys On the Hill Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Representatives of the worlds of music and politics will come together at The Recording Academy®'s 2017 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards on April 5 to honor four-time GRAMMY® winner Keith Urban. (more...)

BWW Review: MISTER MAJOR AND THE MINOR WIFE at Marlene & Spencer Hays Theatre TCU
by Audrey Morabito - Mar 29, 2017

'Sometimes the greatest show on Earth isn't the one you came to see'. Mister Major and the Minor Wife is a dynamic and haunting original one-act play written by senior Theatre TCU student Devin Berg and directed by senior Theatre TCU student Hannah Wright. A tragic tale of stifling imagination, deep repression, isolation, and twisted forms of love, this play will take hold of your heartstrings and refuse to let go even after the curtain falls in close. (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Announces 52nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Meadow Brook Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season. The 52nd season promises to please with a Broadway preview, three joyous musicals and four Michigan premieres! (more...)

DR. BALLARD'S VAUDEVILLE PLAYERS Comes to Ghost Light Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Our super popular Vaudeville is back! Ghost Light Theatricals is proud to present the return of Dr Ballard's Vaudeville Players, playing at the Ballard underground from April 14th-May 6th.  This rapid fire collection of classic and original skits will include song, dance, burlesque, drag, magic, stupid human Tricks and tons of laughter! (more...)

Photo Flash: Head Trick Theatre Presents SHE WOULD IF SHE COULD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

She Would If She Could, Head Trick Theatre's spring 2017 show, follows the clever, the lustful, and the oblivious through the houses, public gardens, and restaurants of Restoration London. (more...)

Amber Tamblyn to Make Off-Broadway Debut in CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? at the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). (more...)

NBC Sports' PUSH FOR THE PLAYOFFS to Include 5 NHL Games This Week
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The NHL on NBC continues its “Push for the Playoffs” this week with five games highlighted by a “Star Sunday” doubleheader, which features the NHL Game of the Week at noon ET on NBC, as Jonathan Toews and the Western Conference-leading Chicago Blackhawks host Brad Marchand and the Boston Bruins in an Original Six matchup. (more...)

BWW Review: MRS. MANNERLY is a Sweetly Comic Story of Youth
by Frank Benge - Mar 27, 2017

MRS. MANNERLY, a memory play by Jeffrey Hatcher, takes inspiration from the playwright's memories of a childhood etiquette class that he took at the tender young age of ten. Walking with an etiquette book balanced on your head, learning complex table settings with a confounding array of flatware and stemware, and dropping a quarter in a jar each time you interrupt...those were the ways of Mrs. Mannerly's classes in 1967. Mrs. Mannerly (Jennifer Underwood) has high standards; so high, in fact, that not one student in her thirty-six years of teaching proper deportment has ever achieved perfection. Young Jeffrey (Suzanne Balling) wants to be the first and he has a Trick up his sleeve that he thinks makes him a shoe-in to achieve that sought after goal... he has discovered Mrs. Mannerly has a secret past. (more...)

TRICK 3D Expands Team with Key Leadership Hires
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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NBC Sports to Present Top-Four PREMIER LEAGUE Matchups Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

League leaders Chelsea host fourth-place Manchester City in a crucial top-four matchup tomorrow, today, April 5, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. (more...)

Blackfriars Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

One production still remains in Blackfriars Theatre's 67th Season: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller's classic American drama about Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Jonathan Leaf's DECONSTRUCTION Bravely and Brilliantly Delves Into The Difficulties of Truth
by Victoria Ordin - Apr 4, 2017

Over halfway through DECONSTRUCTION, Jonathan Leaf's remarkable play about Paul De Man, Mary McCarthy (Fleur Alys Dobbins) tells Hannah Arendt (Karoline Fischer) that she sees no morality 'worthy of the name' in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. 'There's a need to find authenticity,' McCarthy concedes, 'But it seems to me that you can be genuinely and perfectly evil.' However one feels about deconstruction as a method of reading--I happen to be a fan--we should all agree that De Man was a bad guy: a thoroughgoing liar, a bigamist, a swindler, a manipulator, and the author of some 200 pieces for the Nazi publication in Belgium, Le Soir. I've lingered over this literary-historical context (ironic, given that deconstruction deemphasizes extra-textual material, including authorial intent) because while Leaf's play works beautifully as a story about the (alleged) affair between De Man and McCarthy, the play's real triumph is how deftly it evokes the intellectual minefields on which these personal relationships developed. DECONSTRUCTION is far better, to say nothing of smarter, than most of the ideologically-driven caricatures of the play suggest. This is all the more remarkable given the play runs a mere 75 minutes. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Amber Tamblyn & Cast of Vineyard Theatre's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? Meet the Press
by Walter McBride - Apr 4, 2017

Vineyard Theatre will present the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's Can You Forgive Her?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). Can You Forgive Her? will begin preview performances on Thursday, May 4 with an official opening night set for May 23. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ringmaster David Williamson on Circus 1903 Coming to NYC, Magic Tricks, and Keeping Circus Traditions Alive
by Courtney Savoia - Apr 4, 2017

David Williamson's love of magic began at a young age and has led him to an amazing career! His current role as the Ringmaster and emcee of Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus has taken him all around the globe and now is in the heart of its North American tour, coming to The Theater at Madison Square Garden this April. This thrilling, nostalgic, and electric masterpiece, from the producers of The Illusionists and the puppeteers behind War Horse, features incredible stunts, acrobatics, and life-size puppets - making it perfect for the whole family! (more...)

Breach Theatre to Bring TANK to HOME Manchester This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Breach Theatre follows up The Beanfield with Tank, which runs for three nights at HOME in Manchester, after its string of four-star reviews at last year's Edinburgh Festival. Performances will play Thursday 4 - Saturday 6 May 2017. (more...)

Adrian Crowley and Jason Darling Set for 'SongLives' Series at Irish Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Two of Ireland's most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Adrian Crowley and Jason Darling will perform as part of Irish Arts Center's SongLives series, curated by Grammy Award-winner Susan McKeown, on May 19. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Vineyard Theatre's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?
by Walter McBride - Apr 3, 2017

Vineyard Theatre will present the New York premiere of two-time Pulitzer Prize-finalist Gina Gionfriddo's CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?, directed by Peter DuBois (SONS OF THE PROPHET, BECKY SHAW). CAN YOU FORGIVE HER? will begin preview performances on Thursday, May 4 with an official opening night set for May 23. (more...)

Sasha Soprano presents THE DRAG QUEENS OF COMEDY, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Sasha Soprano presents The Drag Queens of Comedy, in association with Peaches Christ Productions, Friday, May 12 at 7 and 10 p.m., at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. What has become a not-to-be-missed event in San Francisco since 2010, The Drag Queens of Comedy makes its Chicago debut with a line up of the world's most popular drag queen stars. Ticket prices range from $37- $57 with a $100 VIP ticket that includes preferred seating, a signed poster of the event and access to a meet and greet.* Tickets may be purchased at TheDragQueensofComedy.com or by calling 773.935.6875. The performance runs 120 minutes with no intermission, and due to strong language Drag Queens of Comedy is recommended for ages 13 years old and older. (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at MTKC Pro
by Alan Portner - Apr 3, 2017

ribald memories of another puppet driven show that may have taught lessons on PBS (more...)

ESPN Televises College Hockey's Frozen Four for 24th Consecutive Year
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Continuing one of the network's longest traditions, ESPN will televise Frozen Four for the 24th consecutive year from the United Center in Chicago. (more...)

Skating Polly Announce US Tour with X! 'New Trick' EP Out 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Skating Polly is excited to announce that they will be joining X on tour in early May following the April 28th release of their New Trick EP that features Nina Gordon and Louise Post from Veruca Salt. The EP was produced by Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins) and is the follow-up to 2016's The Big Fit LP. (more...)

Ben Affleck & Pixar Filmmakers Honored by Ed Asner at Autfest Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Oscar®-winning actor Ben Affleck, Pixar filmmakers Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera, AutFest founder Matt Asner and several filmmakers were honored yesterday for their filmmaking contributions to autism awareness “from spectrum to screen” at the 1st Annual AutFest International Film Festival (April 22-23) in Orange, California. (more...)

SUNDAY in the Dark for Rush: Or How Fans Slept Their Way to See Sondheim
by Wayman Wong - Apr 21, 2017

Here's how I slept with dozens of guys and gals on Wednesday, April 19 ... to get bargain tickets to 'Sunday in the Park With George.' It's called 'rush,' and many Broadway shows offer discounted seats around $40-$50 (a pittance compared to the regular ducats that run $150 and up). They're sold as soon as the box office opens at 10 a.m., so the early bird gets the rush. At many shows, getting in line by 7 a.m. often does the Trick. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 Songs & Score Albums Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Marvel Music/Hollywood Records are releasing the digital versions of GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 songs-only album and GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 original score album by composer Tyler Bates ('Guardians of the Galaxy,' 'John Wick Chapter 2,' 'Watchmen') toda (more...)

Cirque-Tacular's SPRING-A-DING DING! to Swing Into the 14th Street Y Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Kidpass Choice Award-Winning company Cirque-tacular, who has been featured as 'Best Things to Do' on Mommy Poppins and NY1, returns to the 14th street Y Theater to create an intimate setting for what Shelley Goldberg of NY1 calls 'enchantment!' and bring the brilliance of springtime in all its glory and magic to the young and young at heart with Spring-A-Ding DING! (more...)

Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, and Nigel Havers Return to the London Palladium in DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Initial casting is announced today (20 April 2017) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington.  Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel.  Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.  (more...)

X Games Minneapolis 2017 Competition Schedule Available Now
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The competition schedule for the inaugural X Games Minneapolis at U.S. Bank Stadium is now available at XGames.com. (more...)

Will Opening Night Go Right? Meet the Cast of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Play That Goes Wrong opens tonight, April 2, at the Lyceum Theatre.  Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW Review: THE 7 FINGERS (LES 7 DOIGTS) Wins Hearts of Audiences with Cuisine & Confessions
by Caryn Cooper - Apr 19, 2017

As part of the Tilt Kids Festival, Montreal-based circus- The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts) brought a mix of circus, dance, theater, and a side of cooking to the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts stage April 11-16, 2017. You may remember this company as they were behind the Tony-Award winning production of Pippin and had appearances on the popular TV show-America's Got Talent and the opening ceremony of the Sotchi Olympics! The Tilt Kids Festival is a cultural event for families presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute presenting a series of forward-thinking events in dance, circus, visual art, music, and theater to stimulate and inspire audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: Raucous OR, at Round House Theatre
by Roger Catlin - Apr 19, 2017

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Manchester Derby Highlights NBC Sports' Coverage of 5 PREMIER LEAGUE Match Days
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

NBC Sports Group presents five Premier League match days in a six-day span, highlighted by fourth-place Manchester City hosting fifth-place Manchester United in the Manchester Derby on Thursday, April 27, at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN and Universo. (more...)

The Bickford Theatre presents A Four Hand Stride Piano Blockbuster
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Fats Waller, Willie "The Lion" Smith, and James P. Johnson created a jazz piano style known as stride that is both musically and visually exciting and has been a fan favorite for decades. The Bickford Theatre is proud to present the next generation of  stride pianists in concert with critically-acclaimed musician Stephanie Trick joined by the equally talented Paolo Alderighi on Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

The Murray Theatre At Ruth Eckerd Hall Presents Hat Trick Theatre's THE THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

xandre Dumas' timeless classic, The Three Musketeers, comes to life in the Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall with this new and fast-paced spin on a classic tale of intrigue, romance and adventure by Joe Winskye, Bianca Badia and Hat Trick Theatre. Full list of performance dates and times are noted below. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: COPPELIA at Les Bois Junior Ballet
by Leesa Williams - Apr 17, 2017

Great Ballet from Les Bois Junior Balley (more...)

SHERYL CROW Concert Special to Air 4/21; Concert Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'Sheryl Crow' airing Friday, April 21, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and DIRECTV NOW. As she nears the release of her ninth studio album titled Be Myself--out April 21 via Warner Bros. (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 13th, 2017 - OSLO Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Drew Thomas, The Architect of Magic will MATERIALIZE 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

A captivating and magnetic entertainer, illusionist DREW THOMAS has been seen by over 100 million people worldwide and his appearances as a finalist on "America's Got Talent," television's #1 rated summer show, have exposed audiences all over the world to his engaging and approachable new brand of magic. Fusing  contemporary grand illusions with exhilarating live music, movement, suspense and a touch of humor, DREW THOMAS isn't your classical magician; relying on his arsenal of spray paint, metal, gears, wood, power tools, and the occasional motorcycle, he uses ordinary objects everyone can relate to, providing a fresh and electrifying entertainment experience like no other. With his exuberant personality and intricate illusions that will leave you guessing, DREW THOMAS always mesmerizes… delivering the impossible and making believers out of skeptics! (more...)

Apply to Be BroadwayWorld's Database and Theatre History Intern for Summer 2017!
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 12, 2017

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 Summer 2017 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...)

VIDEO: First Look at Rehearsals of the World Premiere of THE DANCING GRANNY
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2017

The Dancing Granny is a world premiere for youth and families based on the beloved children's book by 2017 Newbery Honor recipient Ashley Bryan, June 10 to July 16, 2017 onn the stage at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University, The Galloway School, and Spelman College. (more...)

Ian Merrill Peakes to Take on Title Role in TIMON OF ATHENS at Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Folger Theatre concludes its very successful 25th anniversary season this spring with Shakespeare's gripping tragedy Timon of Athens. (more...)

BWW Review: SHE WOULD IF SHE COULD at AS220 Black Box
by Barb Burke - Apr 1, 2017

Treat yourself to She Would if She Could, Head Trick Theatre's delicious production of Sir George Etherege's bawdy comedy of manners, this weekend at AS220. (more...)

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