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KARTEMQUIN AT 50 to Celebrate Docs Exploring Social Justice at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present Kartemquin at 50, a major retrospective devoted to the not-for-profit documentary collective Kartemquin Films, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. (more...)

Eagle Theatre's Innovations Factory presents NOIR: The Semi-Cinematic 3D4D Satirical Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The 1st Official New Jersey Fringe Festival will take place in Downtown Hammonton from August 5th - August 7th.  (more...)

Plumbing the possibilities of a camera that 'sees around corners'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, August 17, 2016
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Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, August 17, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Examines the Enduring Appeal of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 28, 2016

One week into the virtually sold-out run of MSMT's Fiddler on the Roof, cast members, Bill Nolte, Susan Cella, Erick Devine, and Rachel Rhodes-Devey, together with MSMT's Managing Director Stephanie Dupal convened in the third Peek Behind the Curtain panel discussion at the Curtis Memorial Library on July 27, 2016, to examine the phenomenon of the show that continues to mesmerize audiences fifty-two years after its Broadway debut. In response to moderator Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold's observation that Fiddler is a show which - like its characters - survives, the participants discussed their individual perspectives on the show, their characters, and the universal themes that continue to speak powerfully to audiences. (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, August 24, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, August 24, 2016! (more...)

AN EVENING WITH TODD RUNDGREN - LIVE AT RIDGEFIELD Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Cleopatra Records is pleased to announce 'An Evening With Todd Rundgren - Live At Ridgefield' on August 26, 2016. (more...)

NOT ANOTHER INDIE CABARET Set For Melbourne Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

We've all sat through that show... It's, like, totally unique and the songs are so obscure you probably haven't heard them before. You're there because a friend swears they knew about the performer before they were cool. But the show is Just. So. Indie.Featuring obscure instruments, luscious loops and original songs soaked in satire. See her before she totally becomes a sell out.  I mean… do you even indie? (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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BWW Interview: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS' Marcia DeBonis Breaks the Silence
by Naomi Serviss - Aug 3, 2016

A play about a spiritual retreat in which DeBonis' character and five others are largely silent resonates with poignant statements about the human condition. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere ALL MY DISTANCES ARE FAR Shares Teen Sessions with School Therapist
by Shari Barrett - Aug 3, 2016

As a former high school teacher who started an alternative program for students who had dropped out, I participated in counselling troubled teens in learning how to deal with challenging circumstances in their lives, be it with parents, siblings, friends, or the desire to find love and respect from that special someone. It's especially difficult when a teen is also dealing with emotional or physical disorders or abuse. And what happens to a foster teen when she ages out of the system? What happens to an adolescent boy with Asperger's when he falls in love? What happens to a Straight-A student who is being sexually molested? In Leda Siskind's world premiere play ALL MY DISTANCES ARE FAR we meet all these characters and others as they confide to the psychotherapist who sees them at their urban high school. (more...)

BWW Recap: Back Off Man, I'm a Pharmacist on FEAR THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Aug 29, 2016

Wait… so… wait… so… Did that like… wait. Okay, I'm a little flabbergasted. Did that just change the entire folk lore of THE WALKING DEAD? Is it possible to… I'm getting ahead of myself and I'm drunk on ellipses. (more...)

BLUE OYSTER CULT Special to Air This Friday on AUDIENCE Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special, 'BLUE OYSTER CULT,' airing Friday, September 2, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). (more...)

Exhibitions of the Week: Modernism Unbound with Burle Marx at the Jewish Museum, Moholy-Nagy at the Guggenheim
by Patrick Kennedy - Aug 29, 2016

Two masters of shape and color across media bring their creations to Manhattan -- and prompt museum-goers to see modernism anew. (more...)

YOUNG THE GIANT Concert Special Airs Tonight on AUDIENCE Network
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network concert special 'YOUNG THE GIANT' airing Friday, August 26, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT (DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114). The indie-rock group stopped by Red Studios in Los Angeles for a concert and intimate interview with Ted Stryker. (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, September 2, 2016
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Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, September 9, 2016
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Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US - Season Finale on THE CW - Friday, September 16, 2016
by - Aug 25, 2016

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BWW Interview: Lauren Molina Dishes on Broadway, The Skivvies, and Goodman's WONDERFUL TOWN
by Kailey Hansen - Aug 25, 2016

In the upcoming revival of Leonard Bernstein's 1953 classic, Lauren Molina plays a young woman who dreams of making it big in New York City. In reality, she's swapped the Big Apple for the Windy City to star in Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman's production of Wonderful Town, premiering at the Goodman this September. Though portraying an aspiring actress, Molina has already belted Sondheim on the Broadway stage and tours as one-half of a popular musical duo. Between rehearsals, she took some time for an exclusive BroadwayWorld Q&A: (more...)

COLLOQUY Research Shows 76% of U.S. Business Travelers Would Extend a Stay for the Right Incentive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

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Nickelodeon to Premiere Season Three of NASCAR HAMMER DOWN, 9/23
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

NASCAR and Nickelodeon are joining forces again to take viewers inside the world of NASCAR racing with the return NASCAR Hammer Down. (more...)

LaMaMa to Host Algerian Company Istijmam's THE APPLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

A displaced factory worker, an old trade unionist, and an actor serendipitously meet in a public toilet, brought together by a vain pursuit of a precious piece of fruit and the need for a clean, calm space to rehearse Julius Caesar. Embodied by Algerian-based experimental theater company Istijmam, these three characters form the core of Et'teffeh (The Apples), a physically charged, satiric fable that captures the frustrations, absurdities, and uncertainties of everyday life. (more...)

VIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup Table
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Starring on Broadway as the determined survivor Celie in the hit revival of THE COLOR PURPLE eight times a week just isn't enough of a workout for Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo. (more...)

Binge Watch New Series DEAD OF SUMMER on Freeform App Ahead of Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Already feeling wistful as the dog days of summer are dwindling down? Relive the summer of the 80s nostalgia and your favorite summer playlist by binge watching the first eight episodes of the spine-tingling DEAD OF SUMMER on the Freeform App Freeform.com, Roku and the Freeform Apple TV app (more...)

Family Features Shares Tips on Healthy Eating Habits
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

MISSION, KS(Marketwired - Aug 2, 2016) - (Family Features) School bells will soon be ringing, and the start of a new school year is a time many families re-focus on healthier eating habits. Countless studies have shown the correlation between good nutrition and school performance, but smart eating isn't just about meals; it applies to snack time, too. (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, September 9, 2016
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BWW Interview: ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 19, 2016

ISA BRIONES was born Isabella Camille Briones in London, England. Her parents, Jon Jon Briones and Megan Johnson Briones are both actors and singers, and her younger brother, Teo Briones is also an actor. She began modeling in New York at the age of 3, and started acting when her family moved to Los Angeles in 2006. She is best known for her role in the film Takers, playing Matt Dillon's daughter. Isa is entering her senior year of high school, and is excited to be making her professional theater debut in this production of Next to Normal. School theater credits include: Velma in Hairspray, Brooke in Legally Blonde and Abigail in The Crucible. TV and film: "Takers," "Cutthroat", "Lonely Boy".  (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Mixes Shakespeare's Classic Romantic Comedy with a Rockin' Song Score
by Shari Barrett - Aug 17, 2016

Director Gloria Gifford takes her job of inspiring upcoming stars in proper stage presentation, and above all, I must commend her for making sure each actor in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at TU Studios understood exactly what they were saying so audience members could not only understand the words but also what was being said in terms of the dialogue's meaning. It is the first production of the play in which I could get the meaning of each line, even though the words as written were foreign to modern English. Some of the actors shared with me that Gloria demanded their line presentation and stage movements make perfect sense, and the actors responded with great care. (more...)

Director Chris Morrissey to be Featured Spotlight Filmmaker at RIP Horror Film Festival in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The annual RIP HORROR FILM FESTIVAL celebrates its fourth successful year in Los Angeles with a special Filmmaker Spotlight featuring L.A. independent film director Chris Morrissey. Two of Morrissey's feature films will screen, alongside several new films and shorts during the four day film festival. The festival will be held at the Vintage LOS FELIZ 3 CINEMAS and run November 10th through November 13th, 2016. In addition to film screenings, the festival will also feature Q&A panel discussions, celebrity guest appearances, filmmaker parties and a signature red carpet award ceremony.   (more...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

BWW Review: RTC's Revived CABARET Tour Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 16, 2016

CABARET's Tony Award-winning 1998 Broadway revival co-directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall, still stands, arguably, as the show's definitive stage iteration. That same vibrant Roundabout Theatre Company production rightly serves as the basis for the newer 2014 revival that is now in the midst of a brand new North American national tour---currently performing at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through August 21. Whether you're a fan of that amazing '98 revival or, better still, the iconic 1972 film adaptation, this brazenly confident new CABARET---a rousing combo-platter of the best elements of the show through its entire history---will surely entertain and, yes, even move you. (more...)

BWW Blog: Arielle Jacobs - Flying High, Down Under: Part 4: The Audience Effect
by Guest Blogger: Arielle Jacobs - Aug 16, 2016

Tonight was our first audience at the Capitol Theater!  It was exciting to finally share our creation with the 1600 friends and family that attended our final dress rehearsal.  Before it started, the whole cast was buzzed, nervous, excited.  After the curtain came down at the end, I sang to our genie, Michael James Scott, "We can never go back to befoooooore!" a la Ahrens & Flaherty. Tonight we crossed over a threshold, giving away what was once our private creative space. It's like spending 6 weeks making a fantastic cake, and then watching everyone enjoy it and eat it up.  But the process of making it ready, making it perfect… the anticipation phase… it's done. (more...)

BWW Review: BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Dances To Glory Through Rain and Shine
by Juan Michael Porter II - Aug 16, 2016

A gracious speech given by Jonathan Hollander - Artistic Director of Battery Dance Company - opened the 35th annual Battery Dance Festival. There was a welcome emphasis on all that went into making this festival possible, including calls for thanks to: Council member Margaret Chin and her continued support, American Express for two years of support, Holiday Inn for giving eighty free rooms - for the full run of the festival - to out-of-town artists, Mary McCormick and Funds for the City of New York for their support, Air India for flying the participating artists of India to New York, and the doctors of Weill Cornell who were on standby 'just in case'. Mr. Hollander closed his remarks with a special thank you to the main sponsors of the festival: 'The artists; they do it because they want to be here in front of you, the public.' (more...)

Lone Star Theatre Co's 2016-17 Season to Feature New Works by Raquel Almazan, Nilsa Reyna & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Lone Star Theatre Co is proud to announce their upcoming 2016-2017 season, "Cinco de Lone Star." The season, which marks the fifth year that Lone Star Theatre has been bringing Texas pages to New York stages, will focus a great deal of its programming on Latino voices. The season features new works by Raquel Almazan, Oscar Cabrera, Mandy Murphy, Nilsa Reyna and more. (more...)

Sarah E. Brown to Launch New Career Book, LET YOUR PERSONALITY BE YOUR CAREER GUIDE, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

September 5 is Labor Day, a day not only devoted to picnics and kicking back but to honoring the contributions of American workers. It is also a time for individuals to reflect on their careers to look at what is working and what could be better. (more...)

TRANSPARENT Creator Re-Teams with Amazon for New Musical Comedy
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Jill Soloway, the creator of Amazon's hit series TRANSPARENT, will reteam with the network for an upcoming original musical comedy. 'Transparent' writer Ethan Kuperberg will pen the script based on his own original idea. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: COLIN CLOUD: EXPOSE, Underbelly Med Quad, 11 August
by Adam Robinson - Aug 14, 2016

Colin Cloud, the self-confessed psychic cynic from Scotland is a showman on the rise. From an almost unknown, he has gained a global following online from his appearances on shows like This Morning. His third Edinburgh Fringe show Expose, is a mind bending adventure with Tricks to leave even the biggest sceptic baffled. (more...)

Heart Premieres Live 'Beautiful Broken' Video Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legends HEART today (8/12) have partnered with VEVO to premiere their live performance video of 'Beautiful Broken,' the lead single off the band's recently released (7/8) new studio album BEAUTIFUL BROKEN. (more...)

Autonomous Alloys' High Tech Shooting Targets Achieve $100k Crowdfunding Funding Goal in Just 3 Days
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

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BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at Gloucester Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 12, 2016

There's good news and bad news in the Gloucester Stage production of Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD. The inspiring song cycle from 1995 shows the composer's promise that has been fulfilled, as evidenced by his three Tony Awards, and there is much to enjoy in both the music and lyrics (when you can hear them). The five-member cast features quality vocalists, but they often lose focus while they are busily moving around the stage in Director Robert Walsh's zeal to substitute action for the nonexistent connective libretto. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/12; CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, NICE WORK at Music Circus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 12, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, St. Louis, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include CABARET in Boston, AIDA at The Muny, and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: CARNIVAL is a Dazzling Magical Delight
by Frank Benge - Aug 12, 2016

CARNIVAL is a musical that originally appeared on Broadway in 1961, with a book by Michael Stewart and music and lyrics by Bob Merrill. You may better know Merrill as the writer of the lyrics for Funny Girl. It is based on the 1953 MGM film Lili. The show is seldom produced; outside of the original production's National Tour; only a handful of productions have been done professionally, and one of those was a staged concert version. The main reason is the difficulty of the music. I am pleased to report that not only does the Summer Stock Austin production handle the score beautifully, the entire production is a dazzling, magical delight. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: THE NAKED MAGICIANS, Pleasance Courtyard, 10 August
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 11, 2016

Following sold out shows and rave reviews in Australia, Asia, USA, Canada and New Zealand, the world's funniest and naughtiest magic show The Naked Magicians is coming to Edinburgh! (more...)

Tyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

CBS Offers 'Refresher Course' on Season Finales Prior to Fall Debuts
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Need a refresher on what happened in last season's finales? The following has all the information you need, plus a glimpse of what the future holds this coming season on CBS. (more...)

CYPRESS HILL: Live from Austin Airing Friday, August 12, at 9:00 PM ET/PT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Tune in to the AUDIENCE Network special 'Cypress Hill: Live from Austin' airing Friday, August 12, at 9:00 PM ET/PT on DIRECTV Ch 239/U-verse Ch 1114. The electrifying rooftop performance and interview with theiconic, multi-platinum, hip-hop group was filmed live this past March in Austin, TX. Cypress Hill is currently on a worldwide tour celebrating the 25thAnniversary of the band's self-titled debut album (released August 13, 1991). (more...)

Photo Flash: Iain Armitage Stops By THAT PHYSICS SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Iain Armitage, of the viral sensation, Iain Loves Theatre, stopped by the matinee of THAT PHYSICS SHOW today. He was called up on stage by the show's host, Dave Maiullo, to assist him in the last physics demonstration - the Bed of Nails Sandwich. (more...)

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