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August Wilson's American Century Cycle, a Play-By-Play Review
by Michael Dale - Sep 23, 2015

A quick review of the 10 plays Denzel Washington will be producing for HBO. (more...)

New ALICE IN WONDERLAND Exhibit Opening at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in Lincoln Center will present the free multimedia exhibition Alice Live! The exhibition will trace the history of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice stories in live performance from their first professional staging through today. Alice Live! will be on display from October 2, 2015 through January 16, 2016 in The Library for the Performing Arts's Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum.  (more...)

Mastodon's 'Once More 'Round the Sun' Vinyl Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN - the fourth release in the ongoing 2015 MASTODON Vinyl Reissue Series - is out today. The band's critically acclaimed current album, ONCE MORE 'ROUND THE SUN is pressed on 140-gram transparent green and solid white vinyl. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Congratulates Actress Heidi Kettenring on 2015 Jeff Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Fulton Theatre congratulates Heidi Kettenring for receiving the award for Best Actress in a Principal Role - Musical, at the gala 47th Annual Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Theatre, Oakbrook, IL, on Monday, October 5, 2015, for her role as Anna in THE KING AND I at Marriott Theatre.  (more...)

Disney XD Announces November 2015 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Disney XD announces its November 2015 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

Dwight A. Swindle Shares 52 MESSAGES OF WISDOM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

During the late 1990s, Dwight A. Swindle's pastor, Elder Elijah Good, advised his congregants to order tapes of sermons by Bishop W. C. Hunter. As a member of the U.S. Army Reserve, Swindle took this advice to heart in order to have a proverbial church with him whilst traveling to and from duty. He decided to share this boon to others by transcribing Bishop Hunter's sermons, compiling them into a book and conveying the collected '52 Messages of Wisdom' (published by Xlibris) to those in need of spiritual guidance. (more...)

BOOGIE STOMP! Extends Into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Due to popular demand, Boogie Stomp!  will continue to make Times Square audiences dance in their seats.  Written by John Campana and starring the extraordinarily talented, Bob Baldori and Arthur Migliazza, Boogie Stomp! opened to rave reviews on Friday, October 16 and was originally set to run through November 28, but will now run through January 16, 2016 at Times Square's Elektra Theatre (300 W 43rd Street, 2nd Floor). Tickets are $39-$99 and can be purchased by visiting BoogieStomp.com or call 866- 811-4111. Boogie Stomp!  is presented by IYF Productions. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's ELF Runs Through January 3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The Fulton Theatre kicks off the holiday season with the musical comedy and treat for the entire family, Elf, November 17th through January 3rd. As 'Buddy' says in the script, 'The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,' there are many joyful tunes throughout the production, including 'SparkleJollyTwinkleJingley,' 'A Christmas Song,' 'The Story of Buddy the Elf,' and more! (more...)

Batteries spring to life at retired Duke Energy coal plant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

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BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - An Enchanting Love Story For All Ages
by Jimmy Ferraro - May 7, 2015

"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" is a musical treat for the entire family! (more...)

Dan Povenmire & Jeff Marsh Begin Production on New Disney XD Series MIKEY MURPHY'S LAW
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2015

Acclaimed animation producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh, renowned for their global hit series 'Phineas and Ferb,' are continuing their association with Disney Television Animation with a new animated comedy series, 'Mikey Murphy's Law,' for Disney XD. (more...)

Octave 1320 Brings 102 Condos to Downtown Silver Spring, MD
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

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Producer Jonah Hirsch Developing Anne Frank Virtual Reality Film
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Jonah Hirsch, the producer from the acclaimed VR film 'First,' and filmmaker Danny Abrahms will build on the success of Hirsch's VR Wright Brothers film and are in production on a new virtual reality film entitled 'Anne,' announced Hirsch this week. (more...)

mad Theatre's CABARET Opens 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

mad Theatre of Tampa, a resident musical theatre company at the Straz Center, is proud to announce the opening of the Tony award-winning musical Cabaret on June 9, 2016 at the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Has a Whole Lotta Music Going at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - May 17, 2016

Rockabilly, country, and blues fans, rejoice. Elvis fans, look sharp. The greatest recording event in history is happening at Dutch Apple through June 19, and you can be there. (more...)

David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)

David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)

Bettye LaVette Performs Tonight at Smothers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The two-time Grammy nominee and Rhythm & Blues Pioneer Award winner Bettye LaVette comes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre tonight, March 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Lambs Club Could Be on its Last Leg
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 29, 2016

The Lambs is America's First Professional Theatrical Club, established in New York in 1874. As a social club, The Lambs is a social gathering place for entertainment industry and art professionals. Performers, directors, writers, artists and technicians of the entertainment industry gather to celebrate their commonality, in a place where they come to enjoy each others' company, and to display and hone their crafts in an atmosphere of creativity and support, and to nurture creative endeavors, boasting members such as Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, W.C. Fields and John Philip Sousa.  The Lambs is also a historical society preserving and promoting a remarkable 140+ year history.  (more...)

THE MAN FROM MUSCLE SHOALS RICK HALL Shares Music History's Most Fascinating Untold Story
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

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BWW Reviews: JACK LEMMON RETURNS is One Touch of Terrific!
by Cary Ginell - Mar 18, 2015

In JACK LEMMON RETURNS, the legendary actor's son Chris takes the audience through highlights of his father's career. There is, of course, lots of laughter but also poignant moments about the elder Lemmon's total preoccupation with his career, to the detriment of his satellite family's relationship with him. (more...)

The Oakland East Bay Symphony Partners with Blue Bottle Coffee for a CUP OF CLASSICAL, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Members of the Oakland East Bay Symphony will partner with Oakland's beloved Blue Bottle Coffee for “Cup of Classical” Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 pm at Blue Bottle's W.C. Morse Café, 4270 Broadway in Oakland. The casual, mid-week after-work event will pair a coffee-related classical and contemporary music program with tastings and demonstrations of Blue Bottle products by James Freeman, founder of Blue Bottle Coffee, and conversation in the unique Oakland atmosphere of W.C. Morse Café, located in an historic storefront in the Temescal neighborhood. The Pacific Arts Trio--Alice Lenaghan, flute,Dan Reiter, cello, and Natalie Cox, harp—comprising members of the Oakland East Bay Symphony will perform music by Ravi Shankar, Vivaldi, Debussy, Albeniz, Wil Offermans (based on traditional Japanese shakuhachi music) and Dan Reiter's original Celtic Suite. Oakland East Bay Symphony Assistant Conductor Bryan Nies will emcee. Tickets are $25 in advance/$35 at the door and will include coffee (decaf available) and dessert. For more information, visit the Oakland East Bay Symphony at www.oebs.org . (more...)

Joe Lauro Hosts LEGENDS OF COMEDY FILM at Bay Street Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce LEGENDS OF COMEDY FILM, tonight, March 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

Official: Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and More Lead STEPPING OUT, Oct. 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and The James Grant Group are delighted to announce the pre-West End dates of STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris, starring Amanda Holden, Angela Griffin and Nicola Stephenson. Directed by Maria Friedman, the production opens at the Theatre Royal Bath, 12th - 22nd October followed by Richmond Theatre and Cambridge Arts Theatre (additional date to be announced). (more...)

JAWS, CABARET, MY FAIR LADY, THE KID and More Set for 2015 CAPA Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2015 series will run today, June 5-August 9 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 29 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled for the week of the Fourth of July). (more...)

Hip Hop Legend 'Yo Yo' Set for 2015 City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Tonight, June 26, Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment). (more...)

Lancaster Mennonite High School's THE TEMPEST Nabs Fulton's 2015 Beth Bash Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

On Thursday, June 25, Fulton Theatre named Lancaster Mennonite High School as the 2015 Beth Bash Award recipient for their production of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest.'  Play director Danielle Hofstetter will accept the award plaque prior to the evening performance of "The Wizard of Oz".  The student actors and crew were awarded complimentary tickets to the performance, and will be recognized and hailed with praise.  (more...)

Warner/Chappell Music Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Lady Antebellum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy Award-winning country group Lady Antebellum. (more...)

Hip Hop Legend 'Yo Yo' Set for 2015 City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

On June 26, Yolanda 'Yo Yo' Whitaker will be celebrated at the 2nd Annual City of Angels Celebrity Red Carpet Experience through awards and a live performance produced by Darryl Pitts (DP Productions) and partners Kevin and Schvone Rouse (Rouse House Entertainment). (more...)

Upcoming Theater Book Releases for June 2015
by - Jun 1, 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for June 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KT SULLIVAN and JEFF HARNAR Are Beguiling and Theatrical In Their Second Sondheim Songbook Show at the Laurie Beechman
by Alix Cohen - Jul 17, 2015

I could tell you that KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar have done it again, but the truth is that they've done it even better. Their first foray into the Stephen Sondheim songbook last summer, Our Time, consisted of she sings, he sings--each watching the other perform then offering duets. This iteration titled Another Hundred People: Sullivan and Harnar Sing Sondheim—Act II (both at the Laurie Beechman Theatre), beautifully directed by Sondra Lee, considers both characters theatrically, not just vocally, but visually. (more...)

HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Fashion Designer to the Stars, Octavio Carlin in conjunction with a Multiple Award Winning Team brings you this world premiere comedy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE Helps Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Karamu
by Roy Berko - Jan 27, 2015

On June 15, 2015, Karamu, the country's oldest continuously performing Black Theatre, will celebrate its 100th birthday. (more...)

Adopt The Arts Benefit Concert Celebrating The Legacy Of Duane Allman Confirmed For Thursday, January 28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

THE RECORD PARLOUR--the one-of-a-kind vintage vinyl shop and lifestyle store--will host a special concert to benefit the Adopt the Arts Foundation on Thursday, January 28 at 8:30pm (6408 Selma Ave. Hollywood, CA 90028). (more...)

Bettye LaVette to Perform at Smothers Theatre, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The two-time Grammy nominee and Rhythm & Blues Pioneer Award winner Bettye LaVette comes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre on Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

This Week at Bookworks Features Laura Sanchez, Linda Tigges and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Friday, January 16 7pm • W.C. Bauers • Unbreakable The colonists of the planet Montana are accustomed to being ignored. Situated in the buffer zone between two rival human empires, their world is a backwater: remote, provincial, independently minded. Even as a provisional member of the Republic of Aligned Worlds, Montana merits little consideration--until it becomes the flashpoint in an impending interstellar war. (more...)

Joe Lauro to Host LEGENDS OF COMEDY FILM at Bay Street Theater, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce LEGENDS OF COMEDY FILM, Saturday March 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opposites Attract in FIRST DATE
by Jimmy Ferraro - Feb 26, 2015

If you want to have a few laughs with a story that takes a contemporary look at dating in 2015, "FIRST DATE" is the new little musical for you! (more...)

Site-Specific SUGAR RAY to Play New Harlem Besame Restaurant, 2/26-3/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Sugar Ray Robinson was, pound for pound, the greatest boxer of all time. In his 25-year professional career, from 1940 to 1965, he was boxing history's first winner of five divisional championships (in the middle weight and welterweight divisions). (more...)

HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY Premieres Tonight at Hudson Guild Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Fashion Designer to the Stars, Octavio Carlin in conjunction with a Multiple Award Winning Team brings you this world premiere comedy. (more...)

Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Set for CVRep, 8/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in his fast paced 90 minute, hilarious production of Frank Ferrante - An Evening With Groucho to be presented at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in Rancho Mirage, August 28, 29, and 30. (more...)

Third Release in Mastodon Ongoing Vinyl Reissue Series, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Next up in the ongoing 2015 MASTODON Vinyl Reissue Series is the band's massively revered 2011 release The Hunter (produced by Mike Elizondo) - their fifth studio album and third release on Reprise Records. The Hunter, pressed on 140-gram red-colored vinyl, is released today, August 28th. (more...)

Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Set for CVRep This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in his fast paced 90 minute, hilarious production of Frank Ferrante - An Evening With Groucho to be presented at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in Rancho Mirage, this weekend, August 28, 29, and 30. (more...)

Alan Cumming Will Bring SAPPY SONGS Across the US Starting This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Earlier this year, Alan Cumming made his Cafe Carlyle debut with his solo show, ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS, in which he performed songs full of emotion and authenticity by artists as diverse as Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Dylan, Jerry Herman and Miley Cyrus, to name a few. Now he is taking his show on the road beginning this fall. The itinerary is as follows: (more...)

BWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 23, 2015

While August is quickly winding down, much of the country is still engulfed in an oppressive summer heat. Whether or not it's global warming (it's global warming), there is no escaping the Dog Days of Summer. So, for our monthly feature, Jeff Walker and I made the only tangentially related leap to take a look at our favorite showtunes about animals, dogs or otherwise. Take a look at what we came up with, and share yours in the comments below. (more...)

BWW Review: Swinging Catherine Russell is Sultry and Sublime at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
by Alix Cohen - Aug 15, 2015

Catherine Russell levels the playing field. With a connoisseur's passion for primarily 1930s-40s music, preternatural comprehension, and protean musical talent, this artist personifies the enduring relevance of vintage numbers with a freshness that makes the material feel immediate. Russell is never less than fully committed and infectiously entertaining. Thursday night at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), with city lights twinkling as a backdrop, she and her blue-chip band (Music Director Matt Munisteri on guitar; Mark Shane on piano, Mark McLean on percussion, and Tal Ronan on bass) played Russell's show Sultry Summer Swing to two sold-out houses of faithful and burgeoning fans. (more...)

JAWS, CABARET, MY FAIR LADY, THE KID and More Set for 2015 CAPA Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2015 series will run June 5-August 9 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 29 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled for the week of the Fourth of July). (more...)

The Oakland East Bay Symphony Partners with Blue Bottle Coffee for a CUP OF CLASSICAL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Members of the Oakland East Bay Symphony will partner with Oakland's beloved Blue Bottle Coffee for 'Cup of Classical' tonight, April 2, at 6:30 pm at Blue Bottle's W.C. Morse Café, 4270 Broadway in Oakland. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

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