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Joseph Papp Public Theater [Newman Theater] (New York, NY)
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TFANA Presents Simon Godwin's New Staging of MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) is pleased to announce casting for British director Simon Godwin's new staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex, and family. The production, which marks Godwin's first time directing Shakespeare for an American company, runs June 17 - July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW - 6/12 - 6/16 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW - 6/12 - 6/16, airing on ABC (more...)

NBC Sports Presents Game 5 of 2017 STANLEY CUP Final Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

NBC Sports presents a pivotal Game 5 matchup in the 2017 Stanley Cup Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, when Sidney Crosby and the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins host P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators, with the series deadlocked at two games apiece. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SCHOOL FOR LIES at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Jun 8, 2017

DC is a topsy-turvy, satirical farce; or so it seems this morning. Happily, so is The School for Lies. At least The School for Lies is fiction and man, it felt good to laugh. (more...)

Off-Broadway's ZERO HOUR Adds Sunday Talk Backs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

ZERO HOUR, Jim Brochu's acclaimed play about the life of theatre legend Zero Mostel, has returned to its original home, the Theatre at Saint Clement's (423 West 46th Street, between Ninth & Tenth Avenues) for a limited engagement through July 9th only. (more...)

JUST FOR LAUGHS SYDNEY Makes First Line-Up Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The 7th edition of Just For Laughs Sydney is thrilled to make its first announcement for this year's festival with another amazing line-up, featuring some of the biggest and funniest international and Australian comedy stars including Kevin Bridges, Rhys Darby, Gad Elmaleh, Bert Kreischer and podcasters My Favorite Murder. (more...)

Mitch Albom's HOCKEY - THE MUSICAL! to Skate Into Wharton Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Hockey - The Musical! skates into East Lansing on Thursday, August 24, through Saturday, August 26, 2017. (more...)

Festival Sundiata presents BLACK ARTS FEST at Seattle Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Seattle Center Festal: Festival Sundiata presents Black Arts Fest, 12 p.m.-8 p.m., on Saturday and 12 p.m.-7 p.m. on Sunday, June 10-11, in Seattle Center Armory, Mural Amphitheatre and Fisher Roof, presents a packed weekend of non-stop entertainment and insight into Black American arts and culture. (more...)

Red Lab Productions to present The Georgian-American Theatrical Feast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Red Lab Productions (Boris Akunin's Hamlet. A Version) will present the Georgian-American Theatrical Feast, a festival of new works written by playwrights from the Republic of Georgia translated into English, July 13-August 6 at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). Tickets ($18) are available in advance at www.redlabproductions.org.  (more...)

BWW Review: Characters Defend Their Worth in UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 6, 2017

Los Angeles Drama Club jumps into the controversy about rewriting Shakespeare for modern audiences in UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL. Part II of a trilogy exploring what has become a sore subject among Shakespeare circles, it takes a strong stand and presents persuasive food for thought in this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Seattle Men's Chorus Boldly Belts out Bette, Babs, & Beyoncé for Pride Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Seattle Men's Chorus (SMC) proudly takes the McCaw Hall stage for Bette, Babs &Beyonce, belting out many of the songs made famous by this beloved trio of divas: Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, and Beyonce Knowles. (more...)

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM Comes to Life at the Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Hit TV show Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom comes to life on the Lyceum stage from Wednesday 5 - Thursday 6 July. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB Earns an A+ for Its Delicious Musical Detention
by Gil Kaan - Jun 5, 2017

Kate Pazakis just keeps topping herself with her musical parodies! This time she teams up with Bradley Bredeweg and his Fuse Project for a wildly entertaining THE LAST BREAKFAST CLUB. Bredeweg and Pazakis ingeniously take the 'Musical Parody of' concept and 'fuse' a mash-up of John Hughes' classic film The Breakfast Club with other cinematic cult favorites. The pop song choices are simply genius as they each move the plot along. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE WINGS: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club presents Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers on August 4th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Casting Announced For James Bridie's MR. GILLIE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and continuing their rediscovery of James Bridie, one of the West End's most successful dramatists of the 1930s and 1940s, the first London production since its 1950 premiere of Mr Gillie runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 25 June 2017 (Press Night: Monday, 26 June 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

New Book Offers Proof of Priceless Bond That Exists Between Fathers and Daughters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

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Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Broadway's ANASTASIA to Fly Painted Wings Across the Pond?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA, are pleased to announce plans for international productions of the hit musical across Europe, Asia, United Kingdom, Australia and South America. The list of international markets with plans underway for ANASTASIA include Germany, Holland Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico, China and more to be announced. Plans for a North American tour are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon. (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Welcomes Artist In Residence Dani Borak
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has announced that world-renowned performer, choreographer and teacher Daniel 'Dani' Borak is its Artist In Residence (A.I.R.). Borak's three-year residency will be longer and more expansive in scope than previous CHRP artist residencies, with his responsibilities encompassing not only performing, teaching and choreographing but also artistic planning for multiple programs, beginning this spring. (more...)

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & More Star in CHANGES BEGIN WITHIN, On DVD 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

On September 1, 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the CHANGES BEGIN WITHIN Concert on DVD [MSRP $15.98]. Featuring sets from Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, with each performing some of their best-known classics from The Beatles to Wings and beyond (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

NASCAR America to Host Weekly Shows Live from NASCAR Hall of Fame
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

As part of NBCSN's comprehensive coverage of the 2017 NASCAR season, NBCSN's daily motorsports show, NASCAR America, will present a live show each week from the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte, N.C. (more...)

Nine Time Emmy Winning Producer David Lee Offers Matching Grant To Coyote Stageworks
by David Green - Jun 19, 2017

Nine-time Emmy Award-winning television producer and writer David Lee, best known for Frasier, Wings, and Cheers, has generously offered to match all gifts up to $30,000 that will be contributed to the theater company through Labor Day. Of this tremendous gift, Lee said, "Coyote StageWorks consistently has produced much of the finest live theater in the Valley, but it is a well-kept secret. I make this matching gift to support their continuing artistic excellence, to draw attention to this wonderful company, and to put the community on notice that without their financial support we could lose this precious commodity." In making this commitment, he hopes to encourage people who haven't supported Coyote StageWorks to step up and do so now while they can double the effect of their donation. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

BEN & HOLLY'S LITTLE KINGDOM Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

From the makers of Peppa Pig comes this BAFTA award-winning television animation live on stage! (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Begins This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience presents Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family. Measure for Measure is the first time Godwin is directing Shakespeare with an American company. The production runs this weekend, June 17, through July 16 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place) in the Brooklyn Cultural District. (more...)

Shefik Wins 6 Hermes Creative Awards for His Syndicated Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Hermes Creative Awards announced winners for the 2017 international awards competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing, and design of traditional and emerging media. (more...)

Tim Daly and Tyne Daly to Star in Dorset Theatre Festival's DOWNSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival opens its 40th Anniversary Season with the World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Downstairs, starring brother and sister Tim Daly and Tyne Daly, who will be appearing together for the first time on the stage. (more...)

Shaunice Alexander Joins 'WOMEN OF THE WINGS' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Women of the Wings: A Celebration of Female Musical Theatre Writers on August 4th at 9:30pm. Shaunice Alexander, who has just joined the lineup, is a singer, actor, dancer and native New Yorker who was most recently the Sarah / Sarah's Friend cover in Park Playhouse's production of production of Ragtime.  (more...)

In the Wings Promotions presents HAIR - 50th Anniversary Production 8/30-9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

In the Wings Promotions (ITW) is proud to announce the remount of their critically acclaimed production of HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. Directed and choreographed by META winner Nadia Verrucci with Music Direction by META nominee Ian Baird, this production, back by popular demand, celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the original production of HAIR. HAIR features book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado with music by Montreal born Galt MacDermot. HAIR runs August 30 - September 9, 2017 at the MainLine Theatre in Montreal. (more...)

Old City Eats to Return for Second Summer with Block Party Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off Thursday, June 15 with the launch of a new outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 5:00-8:00pm. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer to Star in LA Opera's CANDIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Kelsey Grammer will make his LA Opera debut in the company's 2018 production of Candide, composer Leonard Bernstein's 1956 Broadway classic.  (more...)

Shefik Wins 5 AVA Digital Awards for His Syndicated Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

AVA Digital Awards announced winners for the 2017 international awards competition. There were about 2,500 entries from throughout the United States, Canada, and 16 other countries. Media personality Shefik, a native of New York, has won a total of five awards in the competition for his nationally-syndicated terrestrial radio show, 'Shefik presents Invocation'. (more...)

Guest Blog: Writer Mike Akers On Adapting LA STRADA
by Guest Blog: Mike Akers - Jun 13, 2017

La Strada is one of Federico Fellini's most memorable films. It won the inaugural Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and a host of other awards at prestigious festivals all over the world in the Fifties. The story of Gelsomina, a poverty-stricken young woman sold by her mother to Zampano, a brutish itinerant street performer, certainly struck a chord with audiences at the time, and the role of Gelsomina made an international star of Fellini's wife Giulietta Masina. (more...)

BWW Review: In Solo Debut, Robbie Rozelle Leaps Into the Spotlight and Insists That the 'Personality Piece' Is Not a Dead Art
by Matthew Blank - Jun 13, 2017

The New York cabaret scene has found itself a new star, whether or not anyone was asking for it. Broadway album designer and social media demagog Robbie Rozelle, who has previously created solo shows for Melissa Errico and Kate Baldwin, decided it was finally Robbie's Turn and brought us SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER. When he regally ascended to the stage at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 9 as though he were the goddamn mayor's wife, it became immediately evident that this was a man set to lay it all out there for the enjoyment of the masses. (more...)

BWW Review: TITUS at OTSL - Grand Opera With No Deaths, No Vengeance?
by Steve Callahan - Jun 13, 2017

The Opera Theater of St. Louis has opened the fourth and last production of it's forty-second festival season. It's Mozart's final opera, La clemenza di Tito, or (as it's billed for this English-language performance) simply Titus. Everything about this production - from its glorious voices and orchestral display to the set, costumes, lights and sound - is as near perfect as could be imagined. (more...)

Chicken Experts KFC Partner With Space Flight Experts World View To Send Zinger Chicken Sandwich To Space
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

KFC and World View announced today that they have partnered to launch the Zinger chicken sandwich to the edge of space and then bring it back, along with telemetry data. Pushing the boundaries of space exploration and fried chicken technology, the mission will be the longest controlled stratospheric balloon flight with a commercial payload in history and the first-ever multi-day mission of the World View Stratollite flight system. (more...)

Tequila Avi'n And Waterford Partner To Launch The 'Avi'n Collection' Crystal Sipping Decanter Gift Set
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Tequila Avin, Voted World's Best Tasting Tequila, has partnered with Waterford, renowned for the finest quality crystal, to create the Avin Collection, a limited-edition, luxury decanter gift set. The collection includes both a fine crystal decanter and pair of crystal rocks glasses. The exclusive set was designed to provide tequila enthusiasts with a truly elevated sipping experience, helping aficionados enjoy the full aromas and flavors of this exemplary spirit. (more...)

Taproot+ to Conduct Research Project for the Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Jeff Awards has been approved for pro bono work from Taproot+ to conduct opinion research with Chicago area theatres this summer. Results will be shared with the Jeff Awards in the aggregate to insure confidentiality of individuals and theatre companies interviewed. (more...)

VIDEO: Bette Midler Keeps Talkin' Backstage with More HELLO, DOLLY Thanks
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2017

Just last night, Bette Midler won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Hello, Dolly!. After she wrapped up her epic acceptance speech onstage, she continued backstage with the press. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

Tiny Dynamite Announces Kathryn MacMillan as Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Tiny Dynamite is thrilled to announce that Kathryn MacMillan will be assuming the role of Producing Artistic Director of Tiny Dynamite, effective July 2017. Current Producing Artistic Director, Emma Gibson, will step down from the position after her work on the production of Perfect Blue that will run from July 14 - 23rd at Christ Church Neighborhood House. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

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Scoop: AMERICAN GRIT on FOX - Saturday, June 17, 2017
by - Jun 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN GRIT, airing on FOX on Saturday, June 17, 2017! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN y HELLO, DOLLY! vencedores de los Tony 2017
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 12, 2017

6 premios para DEAR EVAN HANSEN incluyendo Mejor Musical y 4 para HELLO, DOLLY! incluyendo Mejor Revival en la ceremonia presentada por Kevin Spacey (more...)

Pittsburgh Penguins Win NHL Stanley Cup on NBC Sports
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators by a score of 2-0 on Sunday night to win the Stanley Cup on NBC and become the first team to repeat as Stanley Cup Champions since the Detroit Red Wings in 1997 and 1998. (more...)

Situations Announces New Arts Event THE TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Internationally renowned producer Situations (Theaster Gates' Sanctum for Bristol and the 100-year Future Library in Oslo) has developed a new type of arts event for the coastal bay area of Torbay in South Devon. (more...)

BWW Review: The Tarpon Arts One Act Plays Festival at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2017

You'll find some hits, some misses, but all with something to offer. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY!'s Bette Midler Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Bette Midler has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for HELLO, DOLLY!. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

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