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BWW Previews: A TALE OF FAMILY LOVE – ITALIAN STYLE at Pelican Players
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 24, 2017

Opening on August 10 at the Veterans Theatre in Sun City Center is The Pelican Players' production of Over the River and Through the Woods, a tale about love of family, loud and Italian-style. (more...)

Tony Winner Duncan Sheik Talks New Score for Upcoming Musical SECRET LIFE OF BEES
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

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BWW Review: Chance Theater presents Emotional, Intimate Staging of PARADE
by Michael Quintos - Jul 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible not to be emotionally affected by the events depicted in PARADE, the stirring, Tony Award-winning 1998 musical inspired by shocking actual events surrounding the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. It's certainly a heavy, morose subject to wrap an entire musical around, which is probably why PARADE is so rarely produced, despite its high-caliber book by Alfred Uhry and gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. But when the material is executed with emotional heft and interesting staging---as it mostly is in Chance Theater's latest production---the results can be powerful, gut-wrenching, and, most importantly, thought-provoking. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans, including Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, director Seth Skylar-Heyn and set and projection designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Lists For The End Of The World
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Rachel Briscoe about bringing Lists For The End Of The World to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Quartley Talks Motion Capture In THE TEMPEST
by Marianka Swain - Jul 24, 2017

Mark Quartley's previous work includes Written on the Heart and Measure for Measure for the RSC, Ghosts at Rose Theatre Kingston, and TV series Hoff the Record. His latest challenge is a motion-capture Ariel in the RSC's ground-breaking production of The Tempest - created with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios - which is currently playing at the Barbican. (more...)

BWW Review: Woven Theatre's Exquisite and Enlightening SILENT SKY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 24, 2017

Nashville audiences have become rather familiar with the work of Lauren Gunderson, the most produced living American playwright of the 2016-17 season, primarily due to works presented by Tennessee Women's Theater Project. Now, thanks to an impressive production of her Silent Sky, by Woven Theatre Company - as part of their inaugural Women Pioneer Series - we are introduced to another of her quintessentially intriguing and compelling women: Henrietta Leavitt, an American pioneer... (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Naz Osmanoglu
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Naz Osmanoglu about bringing The Naz Show to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 3 of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The time-traveling DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (Tuesdays 9/8c The CW) team will meet some familiar faces as they set about Trying to 'fix time' in the DC Super Hero series' third season. (more...)

BWW Review: SONG FROM THE UPROAR a co-production by concert:nova and Cincinnati Opera makes history
by Abby Rowold - Jul 23, 2017

Concert:nova has certainly taken opera in Cincinnati to a new place since 'Song from the Uproar' is the first opera in Cincinnati Opera's 97-year history that was composed by a woman. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at SoLuna Studios
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Jul 22, 2017

It was a magical night at the SoLuna Studio as the exceptional cast of 'Pippin' graced the stage, sang and danced in the aisles, and at times, wound up performing in our laps. Composer Stephen Schwartz' masterpiece is brought to life by a talented bunch of young actors and actresses who are certainly on their way to Broadway. Not only does this energetic cast perform the entire 1972 Broadway musical with great gusto and pride but they also created an exceptional circus atmosphere, reminiscent of the 2013 Broadway revival, which brought 'Pippin' to a whole new exciting level. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: In Bringing Felicity Castagna's Novel To The Parramatta Stage, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW Captures The Soul Of The Western Suburbs.
by Jade Kops - Jul 22, 2017

The contemporary story of growing up in Parramatta gives the Western suburbs an overdue voice in Australian theatre with the premiere of Felicity Castagna's novel turned play, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW. (more...)

BWW Review: Destiny Theatre Experience's MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Burns Bright
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2017

Despite its provocative title and abundant profanity (or maybe even because of it), Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherf**ker With the Hat is actually filled with a lot of humanity and heart, enough that you'll find it difficult to shake off the story and its characters long after the final scene has played out. And thanks to director Kurt Jarvis' production for Destiny Theatre Experience's tenth anniversary, the Nashville debut will likely be talked about and recounted for months to come - which seems the perfect testament to the impact of Shawn Whitsell's company on Music City's vibrant arts and theater company. (more...)

How to Get Tickets to Broadway's Sold Out Shows!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Dying for a chance to see the Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen? Would you give anything to watch Bette Midler take on Hello, Dolly!? Still Trying to take you shot with Hamilton? Broadway is teeming with extraordinary performances this season, but tickets to the hottest shows can be difficult to acquire. Here's how you can score seats to Broadway's best... (more...)

Conejo Players to Stage 'Black and White' Version of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

As part of its 59th season in the community, Conejo Players Theatre is staging Mel Brooks' monstrously funny musical, Young Frankenstein, July 14 through August 13, 2017, in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

BWW Interview: Luke A Loffelmacher of Alley Kats Tap Company and choreographer of GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT at Musical Theatre Southwest
by Beth Leitman - Jul 22, 2017

BWW Interview: Luke A Loffelmacher of Alley Kats Tap Company and MTS's American Idiot (more...)

Marvel Announces Season 2 of IRON FIST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

TV Guide reports that during a Comic Con panel for THE DEFENDERS, Marvel announced IRON FIST season two. Misty Knight (Simone Missick) will join the cast alongside Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwick). (more...)

E! Greenlights New Series THE PLATINUM LIFE, Set to Debut This Fall
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

E! greenlights new series THE PLATINUM LIFE, set to premiere this fall, which follows an elite group of music's most savvy women and their significant others as they live their first-class lifestyles. (more...)

TLC Presents Hour-Long Special GROWING UP EVANCHO, 8/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Get a glimpse into the life of Jackie Evancho and her family in the hour-long special GROWING UP EVANCHO on Wednesday, August 9 at 10/9c on TLC. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Danny O'Brien
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2017

BWW speaks to Danny O'Brien about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show RaconTour. (more...)

George Street Playhouse's Interim Venue Gets Ready for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Work continues at George Street Playhouse's interim venue at 103 College Farm Road in New Brunswick, N.J., as the theatre prepares to open its 2017-18 mainstage season with an updated version of the off-Broadway hit musical, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, in October. (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

BWW Interview: Debut of the Month - BANDSTAND's Joey Pero
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 21, 2017

After several difficult months of rehab and recovery, talented star Joey Pero finally stepped on the stage of the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Friday, June 30th to make his Broadway debut. Today, the actor speaks with BWW about his journey. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2017

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. (more...)

BWW Feature: I, MAC(KERS) at Creede Repertory Theatre
by Jessica Kahkoska - Jul 21, 2017

Husband and wife duo Emily Van Fleet and Nathan Jones candidly chat about their process of creating, writing and directing a show for teens called 'I, Mac(kers)' at Creede Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Eclectic Nashville Singer Songwriter Matt Siffert Releases New EP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Matt Siffert is set to release his new, self-produced EP, Gallatin, on July 21, 2017. (more...)

Olivia Lane's Video for 'Wrong Girl' Premieres on Billboard
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Hot country songstress Olivia Lane's sassy new video for her just-released “Wrong Girl” exclusively premiered on Billboard.com. Lane's visionary talents come alive in this energetic video that she co-produced and directed with James King (Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini). (more...)

Shark Week Cocktails from MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL HOTELS
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2017

'Shark Week' begins on Sunday, 7/23. For the first time, a select group of Marriott International hotels will have exclusive previews of Shark Week content and hotels based in select locations will also be serving up some fun Shark Week themed cocktails. We have the recipes for some of these inventive and exciting drinks. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Speed Trap Town' Episode of NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

On the next episode of NASHVILLE titled  'Speed Trap Town', Gunnar visits his hometown and faces the ghosts of his past; Maddie and Juliette get nominated for the same American Music Award; Deacon helps Jessie record; and Scarlett learns self-defense. The episode airs Thursday, July 27th on CMT. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - STAN AGAINST EVIL Season 2 Unveiled at Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

More Monsters. Deadlier Demons. Same Stan. In an all-new Season 2 trailer of IFC's STAN AGAINST EVIL, unveiled at Comic-Con International: San Diego this week, fans can catch a glimpse of the demonic creatures, animals and ex-husbands heading to the quaint town of Willard's Mill this November. (more...)

Nyotron Redefines Endpoint Protection with New Threat Agnostic Defense Technology; Demo at Black Hat USA 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants Slide Through Summer with A New Smoked Meat Slider Platter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

All of the Red Hot & Blue Barbecue Restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri are sliding through the summer season with a new limited time menu item: Sliders! The new Slider Platter includes three popular smoked meat sliders (one tender beef brisket, one delicious pulled pork and one spicy sausage) served with a side of potato salad and a Coke, for only $10. This promotion is available from July 5, 2017 until August 15, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is currently playing at Theatre By The Sea, in Wakefield, RI, through August 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Eve
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2017

BWW speaks to Jo Clifford about bringing National Theatre of Scotland's Eve to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Mas Tequila? On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina' Says 'Si' on National Tequila Day
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

With close to 13 million cases of tequila sold each and every year twice that of tequila's home country of Mexico, tequila is undoubtedly one of America's favorite spirits. So it's only fitting that in honor of this year's National Tequila Day on July 24 th, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is inviting guests to "go grande" on this with more than 22 tequila brands to choose from, a variety of tequila drink specials, and tasty foods perfect for enjoying alongside tequila. On Monday, July 24 th, where available by law, all participating On The Border restaurants will be offering $2 House Margaritas, $3 shots of Hornitos, $4 shots of Altos, and $5 shots of Patron and Milagro prices and participation may vary. (more...)

BWW Review: Teens Prove Talent Is Ageless As They Bring DOG SEES GOD To Hollywood
by Erica Garcia - Jul 20, 2017

Worst First Kiss Productions Present DOG SEES GOOD at The Blank Theater in Hollywood, CA. Directed by Jonah Platt, the production is fresh off its run from the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Their Encore performance takes place this upcoming weekend at The Blank Theater. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Joz Norris
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Joz Norris about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Incredible Joz Norris Locks Himself Inside His Own Show, Then Escapes, Against All The Odds!! (more...)

Nashville Rocker Rich Lynch Pours Out a Double Shot of 'Take Me to Your Liter' Just in Time for Summer
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Nashville rocker Rich Lynch returns just in time for the hot summer season with a brand new song that documents the long lonely journey of an extraterrestrial alien who seeks solace at a local watering hole on Planet Earth. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows ahead of her run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Swearingen and Kelli's New Album 'The Marrying Kind' Is Out Tomorrow
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

Americana husband-and-wife duo Swearingen and Kelli are set to release their sophomore album, The Marrying Kind, on July 21, 2017.  Unafraid of spilling their guts in their music, the Florida-based twosome of AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli presents 12 songs that challenge the listener to explore life's hard questions while embracing what you have in the moment.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman Talks APOLOGIA, Sense8 And The Female Doctor
by Marianka Swain - Jul 20, 2017

Freema Agyeman rose to fame with roles on TV shows like Doctor Who, Torchwood, Law and Order: UK and Sense8. Now, she's making her West End debut in black comedy Apologia at Trafalgar Studios, alongside Stockard Channing and Laura Carmichael. The play begins previews on 29 July. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 20, 2017

Matthew Dunster brings some desert sun to a so far patchy summer, with his Mexican inspired production of Much Ado About Nothing. It truly is the beating heart of the Summer of Love, running until the end of the season alongside first Twelfth Night, then King Lear and Boudica. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.  This year's event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Classical Theatre Company Announces 2017-2018 10th Anniversary Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A winner of the prestigious National Theatre Company Grant Award by the American Theatre Wing, Classical Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to announce the lineup for its 2017-2018 Mainstage Season. As the only professional theatre company in the State of Texas that solely produces classical drama on a year-round basis, CTC only produces plays that are 100 or more years old. (more...)

BWW Review: Readers Theatre Series: BENT at The 5 & Dime
by Heather Vollman - Jul 19, 2017

BENT doesn't request the audience's permission to turn your heart upside down. It forcefully attacks your places of comfort in exchange for a meaningful conversation, for provoking consideration, for basic human empathy. (more...)

Anna of the North Share Video for Latest Single 'Someone'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Anna of the North today share a self-directed visual for 'Someone', shot on location in Miami, Florida. (more...)

LUNGS by Duncan Macmillan Opens 8/4 at Third Rail
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

How exactly does one decide to bring a child into this world - with the oceans, and the climate, and the, you know, everything else? Surely the kid's Eiffel Tower-sized carbon footprint is reason enough not to. (more...)

BWW Interview: DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 19, 2017

20 years after making his Broadway debut in THE KING & I, Jose Llana returns to his hometown of DC to bring the title role to life. I had the chance to chat with the actor, activist, and political junkie about his roles on and offstage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tracy Nicole Chapman Rehearsing SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! at Pasadena Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Jul 19, 2017

Actress/singer Tracy Nicole Chapman is best known for originating the role of Shenzi in the Broadway production of The Lion King. She also appeared on Broadway in The Who's Tommy, Caroline, or Change and Cy Coleman's The Life. Other theatre credits include the Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Music Man, and Into the Woods. She also toured with Jelly's Last Jam, Dreamgirls and Once on This Island. She is about to star in a world premiere musical Shout, Sister, Shout! about the life of gospel singer Rosetta Tharpe. Chapman took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the musical and playing Rosetta Tharpe. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Randolph Theatre - Spotlight on Swings
by Guest Blogger: Kate Carmanico - Jul 19, 2017

With the second week of rehearsals well underway, the cast and creative team of The Drowsy Chaperone have moved into our new rehearsal space and are taking advantage of the wall-to-wall mirrors and sprung floors to run through some of the show's biggest dance numbers. (more...)

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