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New York State Theatre (New York, NY)
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Mirroring Gershwinís brassy melodies, Balanchineís big city ballet Who Cares? is full of jazzy, syncopated rhythms and balmy, romantic duets.


BWW TV Exclusive: BRIGHT STAR Cast Shines at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - May 23, 2016

The score to Bright Star is a delicious blend of Americana, blue grass and gospel, and it's great. This last Thursday I started my day by whetting my appetite for things to come (I was seeing Bright Star on Broadway that evening before welcoming the cast to Sessions). I spent my morning listening to the cast album. I was immediately taken with it's signature sound and sweeping melodies. Steve and Edie know what they are doing. Bluegrass on Broadway¬Ö it works. How? Who cares! It works. (more...)

BWW Review: Award winning JERUSALEM Misses the Mark at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - May 2, 2016

If you go to see JERUSALEM, now on stage at Ensemble Theatre, don't expect it to be about people living in the Israeli city of that name, or of the 2013 film of the same name concerning a group of messianic pilgrims abandoning their native Sweden to emigrate to Palestine. (more...)

28-Year-Old Roy Alexander Weise Receives 2016 JMK Young Director Award
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Trustees of the JMK Trust are happy to announce today that the winner of the 19th annual James Menzies-Kitchin Young Director Award is Roy Alexander Weise. (more...)

Actor Bern Cohen Set for Nicki Minaj's New Series NICKI & JON GLASER LOVES GEAR
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

The multi-talented Bern Cohen recently shot roles on two TV pilots that are becoming series. The first was NICKI, Nicki Minaj 's new series on ABC FAMILY Channel (now ABC FreeForm Channel) that picked up 8 shows of this new series about her childhood. (more...)

THIRTEEN's NATURE Presents 'Jungle Animal Hospital', 5/18
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

Jungle Animal Hospital airs Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). After the broadcast, the episode will be available for limited online streaming atpbs.org/nature. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: AMELIA RYAN IS LADY LIBERTY Is Quite A Revealing Experience
by Barry Lenny - Mar 6, 2016

This is the usual high standard show that we have come to expect from Amelia Ryan. (more...)

Anika Larsen, Peter Freidman & More Set for THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Anika Larsen, Tony Award-nominee Peter Freidman, Mark H. Dold, Laura Frye and Sean Hudock will appear in a invited reading of Alice Austen's new play THE BEST OF ALL POSSIBLE WORLDS. Paula Suozzi will Direct.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 3/20/2016 - 3/27/2016
by BWW - Mar 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 3/20/2016 - 3/27/2016. (more...)

15th Annual Women Who Care Awards to Honor Beverly Bond, Deborah Norville, Ellyn Shook, Jenny Long & Northwell Health
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City (UCP of NYC), and Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care, announced today that BLACK GIRLS ROCK!TM founder and CEO Beverly Bond, "Inside Edition" anchor Deborah Norville, Accenture chief leadership & human resources officer Ellyn Shook, Expect a Miracle author Jenny Long, and the healthcare system Northwell Health, will be honored at the 15th Annual Women Who Care Awards Luncheon, to be held Monday, May 9th at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Alexis Gershwin Keeps Gershwin Music Alive in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN
by Don Grigware - Mar 24, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22 Alexis Gershwin brought her cabaret show to the Catalina Jazz Club for one night only to a sold out audience. The show entitled Gershwin Sings Gershwin was a delightful evening of many of the priceless standards that made George and Ira Gershwin two of the best composers of all time. Alexis is the niece of the brothers, so, as a member of the family, she knows a thing or two about their music and how to sing it. Petite and gracious, Alexis Gershwin captivates with her charm and wonderful phrasing. She really calls attention to the lyrics and makes you understand the meaning of a Gershwin tune. For a female singer past middle age, it is not always easy to hit the high notes with alacrity; we accept that and look for other attributes that make the performance worthy of attention. In Alexis' case, it's her delivery that consists of full, almost sensual whispers that are simultaneously attractive and effective in pulling you into the songs. When she sings 'I've Got a Crush on You' almost every male member of the audience can feel her seduction or in 'A Foggy Day (in London town)' her expressive intonations truly set the ambiance and mood for the piece (more...)

President of Starbucks International, Howard Behar, Releases New Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Retired president of Starbucks International Howard Behar warns that leadership in America is in crisis, and a lack of personal values is the issue. Behar, whose book THE MAGIC CUP (Center Street) releases March 29, says the solution lies in electing a President who cares about people and will put the wellbeing of the country first. (more...)

BWW Review: 42nd STREET Shuffles Off to Wausau
by Meredith Kreisa - Mar 22, 2016

The tour of 42ND STREET recently performed at Wausau's Grand Theater. But despite its many virtues, 42ND STREET never really 'clicked.' (more...)

Schimmel Center to Welcome Stewart Copeland & Jon Kimura Parker, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

On Friday, April 8th, the Schimmel Center at Pace University present Stewart Copeland & Jon Kimura Parker in Off the Score. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lupita Nyong'o & More Featured in 'Wild' JUNGLE BOOK Photo Shoot
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Walt Disney Studios has shared brand new special shoot images featuring the cast of Disney's THE JUNGLE BOOK.  (more...)

Pacific Opera Project to Present Salieri & Mozart Double Bill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Fresh off their sold out run of The Merry 'Widder', POP looks to shake things up again by recreating a competition that took place between the now infamous rivals W.A. Mozart and Antonio Salieri when they present a double bill of The Impresario and Prima la musica, e poi le parole. (more...)

Richard Thomas Narrates THIRTEEN's Nature: Animal Reunions on PBS, 3/30
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Animal Reunions -- narrated by actor Richard Thomas -- contains interviews with scientists, authors, and caregivers including scenes of their journeys to reconnect with their former wild charges. The film airs Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Jacob Frydman -- Contributes to the Released Time Program of Greater New York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

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BWW Blog: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Fairies, Folklore and Foam: The Isle of Man
by Guest Blogger: Siobhan O'Loughlin - Jun 7, 2016

"Everyone who just got out is really happy, and another group is getting ready to come in," Robin said to me. Robin is tall, and thin, with enormous blue eyes and a head full of curls. I was sitting on a small couch in a third floor recording studio in a gorgeous home, owned by my new friends, Phil and Marie, on the Isle of Man. I was also sweating-my bath water had previously been very hot,  and I nodded, while sipping a giant mason jar of water and wearing a big, plush white robe given to me by Robin's mother.  (more...)

BWW Interview: WAITRESS's Keala Settle Kneads the Dough
by Naomi Serviss - Jun 7, 2016

The popular musical is a celebration of love, motherhood, friendship and the magic of pie-making, a subject that Settle knows a thing or two about. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SPITFIRE GRILL Examines What It Takes to Find Your Own Colors of Paradise
by Shari Barrett - Jun 5, 2016

Each of us has our own vision of what paradise looks like. It could be a city of skyscrapers or a tropical island, or perhaps a lovely wooded area as it changes colors with the seasons. Our search may take us to the far reaches of the globe, or perhaps to the small town where we were raised that now seems to be the perfect place for us to settle down and make a great life. Of course, there is no guarantee the place you select will contain all the colors of paradise you imagine, given how tough it is for small towns everywhere to survive when people move on after local businesses start shutting down. Such is the case at THE SPITFIRE GRILL in Gilead, Wisconsin. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: LA Ballet Announces its 2016/2017 Season
by Shari Barrett - Jun 24, 2016

LA Ballet's upcoming 2016/2017 Season launches their second decade and embraces the full-length classical ballets, the Balanchine repertoire that so revolutionized the dance world, and the commitment to identify, nurture and present both emerging and world-renowned choreographers. Co-Artistic Directors Thordal Christensen and Colleen Neary have announced the next season includes two full-length story ballets, the family-friendly comic ballet "Coppelia" and the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker" and two mixed bill programs, "Modernists /Directors' Choice" and "Balanchine/Master of the Dance." The upcoming season will also reintroduce pre-performance discussions, hosted by Christensen and Neary and their guests (at select performances). (more...)

BWW Interview: Billy Carter Haunts in SHINING CITY
by Naomi Serviss - Jun 23, 2016

Carter settles in opposite Matthew Broderick for several rounds of patient-therapist tango amid a ghostly Dublin in this revival of Conor McPherson's drama. (more...)

Studio Theatre Long Island to Stage New Play About Tennessee & Rose Williams
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

When David Dubin decided to direct a new play about Tennessee Williams and his sister Rose at Studio Theatre Long Island, he didn't have to look far to find a style. (more...)

The Whole Truth: ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment Launches #SeeHer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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BWW Review: Patel Conservatory's LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL EDITION at the TECO Theater
by Peter Nason - Jul 8, 2016

The classic mammoth musical is given a Grade-A treatment by 42 talented students, ages eight to nineteen. (more...)

Single Tickets for Miami City Ballet's 2016-17 Season on Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Single-show ticket on-sale for Miami City Ballet's 2016-17 season began at midnight on July 6. (more...)

BWW Review: JACK FERVER Mistakes The Kitchen for Camp
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jul 5, 2016

Jack Ferver never let up on his drag delivery. Switching arbitrarily from bad French to English or from danse to dance passed for plot in this cabaret act. The scantily clad men in the audience - I attended the June 30th, 2016 performance - lapped it up before they even had a chance to hear the next line. It was all good fun, though if there is an art to telegraphing intention it was not on display here. That was 'I Want You to Want Me': a surrealistic B movie romp ruled by a character with mystical abilities for no other reason than 'just because'. File it under lazy craftsmanship. The world that Mr. Ferver inhabited was self referential, sassy, and imbued with magic, not unlike a gay lounge. (more...)

School of Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Co-Principals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Philadelphia, PA (July 26, 2016) ¬Ė¬†Pennsylvania Ballet¬†and Artistic Director¬†Angel Corella¬†are pleased to announce Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy, co-founders of the Academy of International Ballet in Media, PA, have joined the School of Pennsylvania Ballet as Co-Principals for the 2016-2017 school year. ¬† (more...)

Cyndi Lauper Proves That She Still Can Surprise--and Definitely Have Fun--in the August/September Issue of AARP The Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Photo Flash: Tony Winner Cyndi Lauper Rocks the Cover of AARP The Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

At age 63, Cyndi Lauper remains an entertainment powerhouse -- she won a Tony Award for her work on Broadway's KINKY BOOTS -- whose secret to success is not giving a 'hoot,' remaining true to herself and her unconventional artistic vision. In the August/September issue of AARP The Magazine, a pink-haired Lauper opens up about her personal life, including an abusive childhood, and provides details about her remarkable career, spanning pop rock, new wave, blues, Broadway and, most recently, a recording of country standards. Scroll down for the cover photo, plus more portraits from the AARP feature! (more...)

Tyler Lepley to Star in TV One Original Film RINGSIDE
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

TV One steps into the sports arena with its latest original film, RINGSIDE. Written, produced and directed by nationally syndicated radio host Russ Parr (Hear No Evil, The Undershepherd, 35 and Ticking), Ringside stars Tyler Lepley (more...)

School of Pennsylvania Ballet Welcomes New Co-Principals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Pennsylvania Ballet and Artistic Director Angel Corella are pleased to announce Anastasia Babayeva and Denis Gronostayskiy, co-founders of the Academy of International Ballet in Media, PA, have joined the School of Pennsylvania Ballet as Co-Principals for the 2016-2017 school year. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Releases Full Schedule of Events for 10th Anniversary, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

CHICAGO (July 14, 2016) ¬Ė¬†The¬†Chicago Dancing Festival, the nation's largest dance festival, proudly announces repertoire for its 10th¬†annual series with¬†George Balanchine's¬†Concerto Barocco¬†(performed byPennsylvania Ballet in its Chicago Dancing Festival debut),¬†Alexander Ekman's¬†Episode 31¬†(The Joffrey Ballet, originally commissioned in 2013),¬†Christopher Wheeldon's¬†After the Rain¬†(The Joffrey Ballet) and a new work by world-renowned choreographer¬†Randy Duncan¬†set to an original score by five-time Emmy Award-winning, Chicago-based composer Andy Mitranas as part of Chicago Dancing Festival's first-time collaboration with Chicago Dancers United, among program highlights.¬†This year's event will present five unique programs¬†in five days¬†across Chicago's top downtown venues - the¬†Harris Theater for Music and Dance, the¬†Museum of Contemporary Art, the¬†Jay Pritzker Pavilion¬†at Millennium Park, the highly anticipated return to the¬†Auditorium Theatre, and for the first time at¬†Navy Pier¬†in celebration of the Festival's 10th¬†anniversary¬†-¬†August 23-27, 2016. (more...)

Chicago Dancing Festival Announces Repertoire for 10th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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YEAR OF THE IGUANA to Explore Tennessee Williams' Life at Studio Theatre Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tennessee Williams was larger than life. So maybe it's only logical that two actors would play him in the new play Studio Theatre Long Island is presenting about his life. (more...)

Stars of American Ballet Events Set for Summer 2016 at Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater has announced its August 2016 events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Kevin Lacz To Release Memoir on the Battle of Ramadi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Former Navy SEAL Kevin Lacz announced today that he will release a memoir of his experiences from the Iraq War on July 12, 2016. Published by Threshold Editions (Simon & Schuster), 'The Last Punisher: A SEAL Team THREE Sniper's True Account of the Battle of Ramadi,' documents Lacz's service on SEAL Team THREE unit known more commonly as 'The Punishers.' (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Colonial Playhouse Presents BYOT - Bring Your Own Talent
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Colonial Playhouse presents first ever BYOT (Bring Your Own Talent), An Evening of Entertainment, on Saturday February 20th. (more...)

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Announces Action to Protect LGBT Youth from Conversion Therapy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced executive actions to protect New York's LGBT youth from the discredited and harmful practice known as conversion therapy. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2016
by - Feb 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Cooks: Know Your Tuna (and Love It Canned, Too)
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 22, 2016

What's bluefin? What's yellowfin? Does it have mercury in it? And can I admit I love tuna salad sandwiches more than seared ahi? Learn to know and love your tuna. (more...)

New Museum and NEON to Present IDEASCITYATHENS Conference, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

New York, NY...Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director of the New Museum and Cofounder of IdeasCity, is pleased to announce the program and featured participants of IdeasCity Athens, which will be held in partnership with NEON, a nonprofit contemporary art organization based in Athens, Greece. (more...)

TV One to Premiere New Original Film RINGSIDE Starring Tyler Lepley, 9/4
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Ringside stars Tyler Lepley (The Haves and the Have Nots, Baggage Claim) as undefeated boxer Jaxon Holley and explores the personal battles he faces outside of the ring while preparing for the biggest fight of his career. (more...)

Sarantos Releases New Song 'Dreamer'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Is there anything wrong with being a dreamer? Sarantos is mostly a positive person. That does not mean that the normal wear and tear of life's work doesn't have a toll sometimes. (more...)

BWW Review: LOOKING FOR ROBERTO CLEMENTE Back At Bat, Hits a Home Run at Imagination Stage in Bethesda
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 26, 2016

LOOKING FOR ROBERTO CLEMENTE is back again for a second production at Bethesda's Imagination Stage, one of premiere locations for theatre for young audiences in the DMV. From wee ones in booster seats to parents and grandparents, this musical play hits a huge home-run. Writer Karen Zacarias and composer Deborah Wicks La Puma have fashioned a rock-infused musical that entertains while sliding home a message of friendship and loyalty and the deeper lessons a hero can teach us. (more...)

BWW Review: Short North Stage's THE FULL MONTY Delivers the Goods
by Paul Batterson - Apr 2, 2016

THE FULL MONTY: THE MUSICAL has some pretty unlikely ingredients for musical comedy: divorce, unemployment, degradation, custody battles, suicide, alienation and Buffalo, New York in the economically depressed 2000. Yet somehow, Short North Stage director Edward Carignan makes all those ingredients work while bringing Terrence McNally's script and David Yazbeck's lyrics to life. (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...)

Author John van Willigen Receives James Mooney Award for KENTUCKY'S COOKBOOK HERITAGE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Lexington, KY—University Press of Kentucky author John van Willigen has been recognized by the the Southern Anthropological Society for Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage: Two Hundred Years of Southern Cuisine and Culture. The book was awarded an Honorable Mention for the James Mooney Award for its contribution to anthropological scholarship on the South and Southerners. The Mooney Award was created to recognize and encourage distinguished anthropological scholarship on the South and Southerners. Presented annually, the award includes a $500 cash prize and certificate of recognition to be presented to the winning author at an awards ceremony. In addition, an Honorable Mention Award includes a certificate of recognition. It was created in honor of James Mooney, the prominent American ethnographer who lived with the Cherokee people during the late nineteenth century.  (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 4/4 - 4/8
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' April 4 ¬Ė April 8 (more...)

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