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BWW Feature: LASHES OFF: AN AFTER-HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT at Round Up Saloon
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 28, 2017

BWW Feature: LASHES OFF: AN AFTER-HOURS BENEFIT CONCERT at Round Up Saloon (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Emmy-Winner Michael Park
by Broadwaysted - Mar 28, 2017

Yo. Sup? Oh you know, just chilling while Game Master Kimberly is off on her honeymoon.  This week, it's a Broadwaysted Bro-isode with DEAR EVAN HANSEN'S Michael Park. The boys are cracking some brews while Michael talks about his experience with PHANTOM (no not the one you're thinking) and Kevin and Bryan talk about their Bro-date to see PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway for the first time (yes, that one). (more...)

BWW TV: T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke Duet on 'My Friend' from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Watch  T'Shan Williams and Sharon D. Clarke perform 'My Friend' in the recording studio below! (more...)

Animal Planet Uveils 2017-18 Upfront Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Animal Planet unveiled its primetime programming slate for 2017-2018. The network's new and returning series will connect Animal Planet audiences with three programming themes (more...)

The Colony Theatre Announces James Arnold Taylor Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Voice-Over Star James Arnold Taylor will perform his show, 'Talking to Myself,' for one night only to benefit the Colony Theatre on Thursday, April 20th. (more...)

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center to Present Two New Works by Enda Walsh
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse and Irish Arts Center (IAC) join forces to introduce New York audiences to two new works by the Tony Award-winning Irish playwright-director Enda Walsh. (more...)

Charnett Moffett w/ Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Jordan Marks 30 Years of History on New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

2017 marks 30 years since bassist extraordinaire Charnett Moffett burst onto the scene with his Blue Note debut, Net Man. (more...)

Liz Miele's Comedy Album 'Mind Over Melee' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Liz Miele, one of NYC's youngest veteran comics has released her second full-length comedy album, Mind Over Melee, available today. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sarah Osman - An Interview with Fredi Walker-Browne
by Guest Blogger: Sarah Osman - Mar 28, 2017

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of taking Fredi Walker-Browne's three day workshop at my school, the OCVTS: Performing Arts Academy. Being able to take such an informative class on the entertainment world was eye opening and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to take this class at my school as both a freshman and senior. When learning about show business and casting I found myself reflecting on how big the performance world is, and how thankful I am to be apart of such a crazy yet thrilling field. (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 3/27
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Beloved 'Saturday Night Live' personality - and the longest serving 'anchor' on the show's wildly popular 'Weekend Update' - Seth Meyers takes over as host of NBC's 'Late Night,' home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and the best in musical talent. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Daniel Radcliffe Stars in Psychological Thriller JUNGLE
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Daniel Radlcliffe stars in Greg Mclean's psychological thriller JUNGLE, based on Yossi Ghinsberg's memoir about his dangerous and sometimes deadly expedition into the Amazon. (more...)

High School Productions of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, LES MISERABLES, BIG FISH Among Nominees for 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today, ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live-streaming broadcast on GPB.org. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Stages Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Nilo Cruz's PAIS DE BICICLETA, 4/7- 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Aurora Theatre's Teatro Aurora series presents Pais de Bicicleta, from playwright Nilo Cruz (last season's Sotto Voce, a Pulitzer Prize winner for Anna in the Tropics) also part of the celebrated GGC Harvel Lab Series in the intimate Aurora Studio. Audiences will be immersed in the lives of three refugees with a lust for freedom, finally Trying to make a successful journey across the sea from Havana to Miami. The play's magical realism comes with whip-fast dialogue that stings with vitality and is stitched with the Latin love of music and dance. The play is performed in Spanish with English supertitles. (more...)

2017 Nominees Announced for Shuler Hensley Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today ArtsBridge announced the nominees for the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards - in a live streaming broadcast on GPB.org. 35 public and private schools from throughout the state were nominated in 17 categories. The awards show is the culmination of a year-long professional development program, and will showcase the next generation of Georgia's musical theatre talent. Presented by the Georgia Lottery, the awards show will air on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) over its nine-station statewide television network live from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 20, 2017 from 7-9 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Close-Up Shots from THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by Roy Tan - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. Scroll down for exclusive, close-up stills from the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Rachel Dratch Tries to Instill Love of Musical Theater in Her Son
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Rachel Dratch talked to Seth about Trying to instill her love of musical theater in her son. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

University of South Carolina Theatre Stages ANIMAL FARM Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present George Orwell's timeless parable of political corruption, Animal Farm, April 14-22 at Drayton Hall Theatre.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARD
by Justin Cole Adams - Mar 28, 2017

Jasmin Richardson talks about working with Deborah Cox and the BODYGUARD musical. (more...)

BWW Feature: OCU to Host Inaugural Conference of 'Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training'
by Ronn Burton - Mar 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld sat down with Lance Marsh, Head of Performance at TheatreOCU and Conference Chair for the new Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training, to discuss their inaugural conference and the exciting future of the organization. (more...)

SPACE JUNK Director Goes For Fast, Snappy, Funny
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

'After reading Space Junk,' said Luke Gomez, 'I thought. 'This is just like Home Improvement but with Aliens!' I decided I would focus on grunt noises and light hearted smirks to the audience.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE LIFE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The hit Broadway musical The Life makes its long awaited London debut, directed by the show's original Broadway director, Michael Blakemore, at Southwark Playhouse for a strictly limited season now through 29 April 2017, with press night on 29 March. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Mar 28, 2017

FANGIRL took me longer to get into than ELEANOR & PARK, which I reviewed here at BWW last week. It has a slower start before it gets moving and makes readers become attached to the characters. It's also a longer book, so it took me longer than the day it did to read ELEANOR & PARK. But in some ways, I can relate more to FANGIRL because I've experienced several of the same things that Cath goes through. In ELEANOR & PARK, it's easy to slip into Eleanor's shoes and feel her embarrassment and live her life. With FANGIRL, the audience is more secular. I've heard a lot of people complain that FANGIRL seems improbable, that freshmen at college aren't like this, that the scenario is off. ...And yet, Cath is a lot like I was my first year of college. Don't brush off Cath's experience just because it wasn't yours, because it was someone else's. (more...)

BWW Blog: Baby On Board? That's What WAITRESS Is All About!
by Jaclyn Layman - Mar 28, 2017

The kindness shown at the Brooks Adkins Theater is not just on stage! (more...)

James Michael Castleton Releases MENDING OF A BROKEN HEART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

What is the purpose of our lives? James Michael Castleton, a physician and fellow of the American College of Cardiology and National Heart Institute addresses that question in his poignant work Mending of a Broken Heart: The Nature of Meaning and the Purpose that Gives Life Hope. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

BWW Review: SMART PEOPLE in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 27, 2017

is @Long_Wharf with Smart People and everywhere else. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman of We So Hapa Discuss Other-Ness, the Haters of Reddit and Their March 27 Cabaret AMERICAN: OTHER
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 27, 2017

Alex Chester, Diane Phelan and Rebecca Lee Lerman get real in this discussion of diversity and what it means to be 'Other' in America. We So Hapa stages its second cabaret March 27 at 8 PM. (more...)

Left Lane Cruiser's 'Claw Machine Wizard' Album Out 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Once again the blues is in perfectly unsafe hands on Left Lane Cruiser's new full-length studio effort, Claw Machine Wizard. (more...)

BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Mounts a Quintessential CAROUSEL
by Don Grigware - Mar 27, 2017

Carousel is Rodgers and Hammerstein's favorite musical. Produced on Broadway in 1945 with John Raitt and Jan Clayton in the roles of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, it was R & H's second hit in a row, Oklahoma! being the first, with a string of others to follow. Any Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is among the very best there is in the annals of musical theatre history. The incredibly beautiful music alone is enough to keep an audience riveted, but Hammerstein's books were also laden with topical themes and much food for thought, as with Carousel that becomes a sort of parable for love, forgiveness and redemption. In their current beautifully mounted revival of Carousel, MTW may be assured of a gigantic hit. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE Draws Audiences in at Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - Mar 27, 2017

Tennessee Williams' memory play, The Glass Menagerie, was a timely choice for Sacramento Theatre Company to revive this season. In today's political climate fraught with worry, the average American can relate to Tom Wingfield, who is living in a country on the precipice of war and Trying to provide for his mother and sister while putting his own wanderlust on hold. (more...)

BWW Interview: The 2017 New American Voices Play Reading Series Finalists
by Natalie de la Garza - Mar 27, 2017

Step-sisters in a magical trailer park, a clash between past and present (that's a realtor's nightmare), an exploration of race and family in segregated Cleveland, a murderous family in the American West -- sounds like this year's finalists for The Landing Theatre Company's New American Voices Play Reading Series. (more...)

Chris Jenkins Leads Park Theatre's TICK TICK BOOM, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Full casting has been announced for tick, tick… BOOM! at Park Theatre: the autobiographical rock musical detailing the journey that led to Jonathan Larson's big break and Broadway blockbuster, Rent. As Jon frets over his inert career as a composer in the prelude to his thirtieth birthday, the future Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner, accompanied by his friend and girlfriend, begin to question if it's time to move away from his theatre aspirations. (more...)

BWW Preview: CityRep Presents Audra McDonald In a One-Night Only Concert at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center
by Ronn Burton - Mar 27, 2017

CityRep, Oklahoma's award-winning professional theatre, is proud to present six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in a one-night only Broadway Concert event. This extraordinary evening marks Ms. McDonald's Oklahoma premiere. BroadwayWorld chatted with CityRep Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan to find out just what it takes to bring a Broadway superstar to the heartland. (more...)

Scoop: 2 BROKE GIRLS on CBS - Monday, April 17, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on 2 BROKE GIRLS, airing on CBS on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Fantastic Z's BAD PANDA Examines Alternative Families
by Jay Irwin - Mar 27, 2017

In this ever-changing society of ours it's nice to see shows that take a look at different kinds of love and families. Such is the case with Megan Gogerty's "Bad Panda" currently being offered from Fantastic Z Theatre. And while at times the script felt a bit heavy handed and the production lacked some levels, the show as a whole is a sweet and touching look at another way to look at the issue of what truly makes a family. (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Nick Randall
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: SINGER AND SONGWRITER NICK RANDALL (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor and Nice Guy John Pirrone
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTOR AND NICE GUY JOHN PIRRONE (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

 "It's wanting to know that makes us matter," says one of the characters in Arcadia, Tom Stoppard's luminous comedy of ideas. In this profound, funny, moving, Olivier Award-winning masterpiece, Stoppard explores the great mysteries of science and art, and illuminates the very human desire for making connections - intellectual, romantic, and physical. Arcadia opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on March 31 and continues through April 30, with specially priced previews on March 29 and 30.   (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Explores Sex and Gender in Sarah Ruhl and Virginia Woolf's ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama will present Sarah Ruhl's adaptation of Orlando by Virginia Woolf, directed by School of Drama Professor and CIVIC REP Artistic Director L. Zane Jones. The production runs April 28th - May 7th at the historic Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the University of Washington campus.  (more...)

Lena North Releases Second Book in Her Birds of a Feather YA Romantic Fantasy Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Jiminella 'Jinx' Sweetwater is a genius. She's a scholar, an inventor, hardworking and loyal, and well known in the scientific circles around the University in Prosper City. Being smarter than everyone else might seem like a good thing, but it isn't. At least, it isn't to Jinx who has two friends, a small condo, and no life. After a fight with her best friend Wilder, it just gets worse. Someone breaks into her home and when her parents show up in all their hippie-like glory, Jinx has had enough and escapes to a small village by the sea. Suddenly, Jinx finds herself involved in village life, living with the unpleasant Mrs. Fratinelli and Trying her best to juggle all the things that seem to end up on her plate. And then there's calm, cool and gorgeous Dante - Snow's boyfriend, who seems to see right through the shields Jinx has put up around herself, straight into her mind. Book Details: Sweet Water Birds of a Feather, Book 2 By Lena North Publisher: FAB Publishing Published: March 2017 ISBN: 9789188367112 ASIN: B06XHPG389 Pages: 270 Genre: YA Romance, YA Fantasy For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Website: http://www.lenanorth.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/lenanorthbooks Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lenanorthbooks/ Promo Link: http://bookbuzz.net/blog/ya-romantic-fantasy-sweet-water/ (more...)

Brenda Wong Aoki and Composer Mark Izu present AUNT LILY'S FLOWER BOOK: One Hundred Years of Legalized Racism
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Beloved Bay Area storyteller Brenda Wong Aoki, and Emmy Award Winning Composer Mark Izu, will present Aunt Lily's Flower Book: One Hundred Years of Legalized Racism, as part of the 2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival.  Memoirs from a family diary tell the true stories of the struggles and resilience of a Japanese American family in the 1940's. Aoki and Izu present Aunt Lily's Flower Book to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the removal and internment of Japanese Americans in the United States during World War II.Aunt Lily's Flower Book takes place on Saturday, May 27 at 8:30pm, Sunday, May 28 at 2pm, and Saturday, June 3 at 7pm at the South Side Theater, Fort Mason (2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123). Ticket prices are $25 general admission, (more...)

Six-Time Grammy Winner Art Garfunkel CLOSE UP at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Mar 27, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up on Friday, March 31, at 8:00pm. Blessed with what The New York Times described as a "beautiful countertenor," singer Art Garfunkel has made an indelible mark on the music world as both a solo artist and half of the unrivaled Simon & Garfunkel. He has also enjoyed a successful film career, published a book of poetry, and released 12 solo albums.  (more...)

VEVO Premieres One Of A Kind Global Video 'Ringer' Video From The Unlikely Candidates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today, VEVO is world premiering the new music video from Fort Worth, TX alternative rock band, The Unlikely Candidates for their song “Ringer.” (more...)

David Byrne Opens Inaugural BRIC OPEN Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Lineup Features a Wide Range of Celebrated Artists and Artistic Compaanies in Innovative Programs (more...)

Rajinder S. Khokhar Shares CALIFORNIA DREAMIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Motivated by a movie that sparked his ambition to come to America, a starry eyed 19-year-old Indian Sikh, Rajinder S. Khokhar arrived here in the early sixties to pursue higher studies, but was unprepared for the discrimination he would face. In his new book, 'California Dreamin',' Khokhar shares a deeper look into his journey to America. (more...)

Wendy Williams Returns to Host DON'T MESS WITH MOMMY Weekend on LMN
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Drama, intrigue and Wendy Williams are in full bloom this spring on LMN. In the LMN Original Movie, The Psycho She Met Online, Karen (Chelsea Hobbs, UnREAL) and her husband Andrew (Matthew Lawrence, Boy Meets World) decide to rent out spare rooms in their house to make ends meet. (more...)

BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES A MYSTERY to Bring Famous Detective to Cincinnati Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Sherlock Holmes returns to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with a comedic twist in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY. Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved novel The Hound of the Baskervilles, the play runs April 22 to May 20 in the Marx Theatre. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Audiences Applaud Cockroach Theatre's SPINNING INTO BUTTER
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Mar 27, 2017

Jess here.  I recently saw my first show at Cockroach Theatre, a well-established theatre company located here in Las Vegas.  SPINNING INTO BUTTER by Rebecca Gilman exposes current social issues through an honest story that could, in reality, have taken place in Anywhere, USA.  This play dealt with concepts not normally portrayed on a stage, and delivered a powerful punch that left the audience enlightened.  The story is set at fictional Belmont College in Vermont, and explores racial issues that college campuses sometimes face.  The show begins with Sarah Daniels, a Dean who is Trying to get a student to lie about his ethnicity so he will be a stronger candidate for a scholarship.   She does this with the best intentions, but it's not taken well by the student, Patrick Chibas.  Meanwhile Simon (a character in name only), an African-American student attending the predominantly white Belmont College, reports a series of hate crimes being inflicted upon him.  Dean Daniels along with two other Deans struggle to fix the issue, yet against Dean Daniels' better judgment, decide that a campus-wide forum is the best way to remedy the situation.  Ultimately, the forum is a huge failure, and results in more of a divide than it began with.  Dean Daniels continues to try to do what's right, but struggles with the process due to her subconscious racism.  This story discusses the complexity of race and discrimination and how, despite the outlawing of segregation, America still struggles to treat all races equally. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS Breaks Out At Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 27, 2017

Merry mania surrounds the murder upstairs from the world's weirdest hair salon. (more...)

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