Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Metropolitan Playhouse Opens 25th Season with END OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives END OF SUMMER, S.N. Behrman's 1936 comedy of opportunists in an age of unequal incomes, to be directed by prolific author/director Alexander Harrington, at the Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), running October 7 - November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pop-Tarts' Toast Slurpee' Drink's 50 Years of Frozen Fun
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Customers visiting 7-Eleven stores between now and Nov. 11 will experience a never-before-seen promotion! 7-Eleven stores' iconic Slurpee drink is celebrating 50 years of frozen goodness with a Fiftee Partee, and Kellogg's Pop-Tarts is throwing a "Crazy Good" party with the first-ever Slurpee birthday Pop-Tarts. (more...)

American Composers Orchestra to Open Season with Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Composers Orchestra's (ACO), under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel and Music Director George Manahan, opens its 40th Anniversary Season on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:30pm with Orchestra Underground: Contempo-Scary Music at Carnegie Hall's subterranean Zankel Hall. (more...)

Pizza Hut' Celebrates National Pizza Month With $6.99 Any Deal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

October 1 marks the beginning of National Pizza Month and, as the pizza restaurant which serves and delivers more pizzas than any other pizza restaurant in the world,Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM),is bringing pizza lovers a deal to help themcelebrate all month long. (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Ballet Showcases Sumptuous MADAME BUTTERFLY and Spare SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY
by Guest Blogger: Gary Laird - Sep 29, 2016

The current offering from the Houston Ballet, MADAME BUTTERFLY with SON OF CHAMBER SYMPHONY, is a study of contrasts - economy and luxury. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Food Network to Premiere New Series AYESHA'S HOMEMADE, 10/22
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Ayesha Curry brings family and friends together to celebrate as she cooks up her favorite recipes, in new series AYESHA'S HOMEMADE, premiering Saturday, October 22nd at 12pm ET/PT on Food Network. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Joe Mantello and WICKED Cast Talk London 10th Anniversary, Movie & More
by Marianka Swain - Sep 28, 2016

Wicked held a special gala performance last night at the Apollo Victoria Theatre to mark 10 years in the West End - a milestone guaranteed to make many in the industry green with envy. Current stars Rachel Tucker, Suzie Mathers, Anita Dobson, Oliver Savile and Mark Curry performed for an audience packed with past Elphabas and Glindas, as well as the original creative team, including composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (more...)

Michael Slome, MD Shares 'Conversion: A Spiritual Novel About The Sacred & The Profane'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

'Conversion: A Spiritual Novel About The Sacred & The Profane': a chilling and captivating tale of spiritual emergence from a dark shadow. 'Conversion: A Spiritual Novel About The Sacred & The Profane' is the creation of published author, Michael Slome, MD. In 1968, while in college, Mike Slome left his Christian faith to become an agnostic. In 1974, he entered his psychiatric residency, after completing medical school in upstate New York. In 1992, he returned to his Christian roots. Emily, a holy and devout Christian, who was one of Dr. Slome's patients, had a profound religious impact on him. Emily struggled with severe emotional instability, secondary to a traumatic brain injury. She never lost her faith or her daily focus on Jesus. Since that time, Dr. Slome has tried his best to live a Christ-centered life. Being human, he has at times slipped back into a self-centered life, where pride, jealousy, and selfishness resurfaced. He remains ever hopeful that no matter what happens in his life, he will pursue his goal to live a Christ-centered life. (more...)

Suzi Quatro Leather Forever Encore Tour to Launch February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it's "one more time for Suzi" as she returns in February 2017 for a national tour starting on the Gold Coast on February 3 and finishing in Darwin on March 4. Tickets go on sale early October. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel & VP Candidate Tim Kaine Face Off in Harmonica Battle
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE, host Jimmy Kimmel issued a challenge to Hillary Clinton's running mate, Senator Tim Kaine to go one on one and discuss the issues. He accepted, but on one condition - they had to find a neutral site - Buffalo Wild Wings. (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

2016 WNBA Semifinals Tip Off with Doubleheader on ESPN2, Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Four teams remain as the 2016 WNBA Playoffs semifinals tip off today, Sept. 28, with a doubleheader on ESPN2 beginning at 8 p.m. as the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury visit the top-seeded Minnesota Lynx in the best-of-five series. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic Auditorium
by Cary Ginell - Sep 26, 2016

You've seen them. Gaudy costumes worn by Hollywood and Broadway stars, preserved and on display in museums and galleries. It's a great way to witness first-hand the trappings of the pretend, magical worlds brought to us on celluloid, television, and the live stage. But when you see those famous outfits, hanging stiffly on mannequins, you get the sense something is missing. It's as if they were embalmed mummies from ancient Egypt, beautiful but lifeless. That's what makes a show like Hollywood Revisited, which played Sunday afternoon at the Oxnard Civic Auditorium, so valuable and different as a unique piece of show business entertainment. (more...)

Nanotech Grants Options
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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L. Sheldon Oldford Releases 'Omittamus Descendam: The Biblical First Contact'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

L. Sheldon Oldford, author of the new book 'Omittamus Descendam: The Biblical First Contact', was born and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, and became a US citizen in October 2002. He currently has over sixteen years in law enforcement as a corrections officer, police officer and as a detective. L. Sheldon Oldford first began a career as an evangelical preacher during his young adult life and attended a Bible college in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has been both a youth and an evangelistic pastor. He later became intrigued by the ancient astronaut theory, which caused him to examine the Bible with a more realistic and investigative view. His interest in this theory brought him to question the very character of the biblical God as it relates to today's science and technology. Currently, L. Sheldon Oldford still works as a police officer and resides in Southern Arizona with his wife, Angie, of twenty-one years. They have five children. (more...)

Staged Reading This Week for New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-nominated director Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!) helms Part of the Plan, an original musical featuring the songs of the late, celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, currently in development at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center which this week will receive a 29-hour Equity staged reading with three invitation-only presentations September 22-24. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/21/2016 - Hasan Minhaj, Edward Albee and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 21, 2016

Today's big news: THE DAILY SHOW's Hasan Minhaj launches a new series on Muslim identity at Joe's Pub, and theaters across Broadway and Off-Broadway dim their lights tonight in honor of Edward Albee! (more...)

BWW Dance Review: Pushing the Envelope Forward with NEW CHAMBER BALLET
by Caryn Cooper - Sep 21, 2016

On September 16, 2016, Artistic Director, Miro Magloire, and company New Chamber Ballet, kicked off its' 2016-17 season with an exciting mix of old and new works at the City Center Studios. With this not being my first time seeing the troupe perform, I was curious what to expect since I saw them last year. But I must say, I was not disappointed before, and I was not disappointed this time either! (more...)

Theatre Uncut Announces Rights-free Release of Plays on Refugee Crisis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Since 2011, each year Theatre Uncut has released a set of short plays that can be downloaded and performed rights free by anyone, anywhere for a month, creating a mass participation international political theatre event. This Autumn, Theatre Uncut will release a set of works by writers from the UK, Turkey and Denmark that respond to the refugee crisis. The six short plays offer a thought provoking and often moving analysis of Europe's response to the events that have seen many thousands of people risk everything in the attempt to escape war, terrorism and poverty the Middle East and Northern Africa.  (more...)

Verb Ballets 2016-17 Season Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Company Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Verb Ballets, under the direction of Dr. Margaret Carlson, Producing Artistic Director, and Richard Dickinson, MFA, Associate Director, presents dynamic programming for the 2016-17 season through bold artistry, unique style, and technical excellence. Verb Ballets begins its 30th Anniversary Celebration in 2017. The company has an exciting line-up of main-stage performances throughout Northeast Ohio and continues the Ballet Up-Close in-studio series to engage audiences in the creative process. (more...)

Idina Menzel Originally Turned Down BEACHES Remake: 'I Didn't Want to Set Myself Up for Failure'
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

This week, the Tony winner spoke with Attitude and explained why she originally felt that taking on the project could amount to 'career suicide.' (more...)

BWW Interview: David Lee Sets His Sights on His DEAR WORLD With Tyne, Jerry & Broadway
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2016

Director David Lee's latest directorial project DEAR WORLD stars Tyne Daly in a one-night-only concert performance at the Valley Performing Arts Center on September 30, 2016. The multi-lauded director/writer/producer of such television hits as Cheers, Fraiser and Wings continues his childhood passion in theatre. (more...)

CBS Radio Announces Four-Day Detroit BMI Singer Songwriter Series, Oct. 19-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

CBS Radio has announced a four-day Detroit BMI Singer Songwriter Series that will span across several city venues Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22. The series, sponsored by Olympia Entertainment, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau, Detroit Institute of Music Education, HD Radio and BMI, will feature intimate acoustic performances by artists who penned some of music's favorite songs to include Hunter Hayes, LoCash, Brett Young, Uncle Kracker, Jacob Whitesides, Tinashe and more. The festivities will culminate with a main event at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 22, paying tribute to Motown's first artist to record a hit for the record company and storied songwriter, Barrett Strong. (more...)

Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance Welcomes Rationaltheatre from Munich, Germany
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Rationaltheater from Munich, Germany will be touring its production of Lost Wings by Roy Prinzessin to the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance's Studio Theatre at Wayne State University.  The production is part of an annual artistic exchange between Munich, Germany and Detroit, Michigan. (more...)

Fall Flavors Spice Up New Limited Time Menu At Johnny Rockets
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Good-bye summer, hello fall. As the temperatures begin to cool, fall flavors are heating up Johnny Rockets' new limited time menu at its restaurants around the country starting today. (more...)

This Is Not A Drill: Pizza Hut' Unleashes Latest Cheesy Goodness In All New Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Grilled Cheese. Good. Original Stuffed Crust Pizza. Good. Grilled Cheese Stuffed Crust Pizza? REAL GOOD. (more...)

NBC Universo to Premiere New Celeb-Reality Series THE RIVERAS, 10/16
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos announced the premiere of THE RIVERAS, its new celeb-reality series that follows the children of late Mexican- American music icon and reality star, Jenni Rivera (more...)

BWW Review: 6th Annual Ten-Tucky Festival of Shorts
by Keith Waits - Sep 19, 2016

Ten-minute play festivals are often populated by material that cannot be strictly classified as plays. But the academic distinction between sketch and fully formed play may reasonably give way to a simpler, more binary metric: it either works or it doesn't. Some of the finest writing in this sixth year of shorts produced by The Bard's Town feels as if they are either lifted from a longer piece or are the seeds of a larger story. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/19/2016 - Celebrity Game Night and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 19, 2016

Today's big news: Laura Benanti, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Rannells and more gather for Honest Accomplice Theatre's celebrity game night benefit! (more...)

GoPro Takes Wings With Karma Drone; More Info at B&H Photo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Photo Flash: The Road Theatre Company Presents EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce that they will be starring in the first show of its 2016-2017 season, EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY, written by Tony award-winning playwright Edward Albee and directed by Andre Barron, reuniting the three for the first time since the critically acclaimed The Other Place.  EDWARD ALBEE'S THE PLAY ABOUT THE BABY will begin previews on Tuesday, September 13 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 5 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

PHOTOBLOG: Behind The Scenes At Glasgow's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 17, 2016

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue writes about the King's Theatre tour which is featured as part of the 2016 Glasgow Doors Open Day. (more...)

New York New Works Theatre Festival Semifinals Kick Off Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The third annual New York New Work Theatre Festival at the Times Square Arts Centre (300 West 43rd Street) kicks off the Semifinals on Monday, September 19 with Starmites, the Six-Time Tony-Nominated Musical and continues with shows featuring some of the cast members of Wicked, Finding Neverland and Jersey Boys. (more...)

Nanotech Security Corp. Expands Key Supply Chain Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

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Miranda Lambert Cancels Remainder of Tour, Announces New Album
by Richard Best - Sep 14, 2016

Billboard.com reports that Miranda Lambert has canceled the last three dates of her Keeper of the Flame Tour, which was scheduled to wrap up in her home state of Texas this weekend (more...)

ZEPPELIN HALL in Jersey City Features Two Foodie Battles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

This September, Zeppelin Hall Biergarten and BBQ in Jersey City is hosting two foodie fanatic battles that can't be missed! (more...)

Paul McCartney Renews ASCAP Agreement for US Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that the legendary singer-songwriter Paul McCartney has renewed his agreement with the organization for representation of public performances of his songwriting catalog in the US. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Titles for PlayFest 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF invites audiences to take a risk on new plays at PlayFest presented by Harriett's Charitable Trust from November 3 - 6, 2016. This year's four-day event titled PlayFest: After Pulse will feature six new plays that explore issues surrounding the Pulse tragedy. (more...)

Hollie Leal Launches THE READING BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

'The Reading Butterfly': a beautifully illustrated tale of an insatiable caterpillar that will inspire a love for reading through a memorable story. 'The Reading Butterfly' is the creation of published author, Hollie Leal, a second-grade reading teacher living outside of Amarillo, Texas. She is married and has two children. Aside from being a mother and wife, teaching children to read is the most important job she has ever had. She feels blessed to teach students not only how to read, but to love reading. 'The Reading Butterfly' is her first book, and she hopes it will encourage and inspire new readers to use their reading 'Wings' to go anywhere. (more...)

Theater Vet Tony Shalhoub Joins Amazon's THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Theater veteran Tony Shalhoub has been cast in the lead role opposite Rachel Brosnahan in Amy Sherman-Palladino's Amazon drama pilot THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. (more...)

Meet the Cast of the Seattle Premiere of FLY BY NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Following last year's award-winning inaugural production (Seattle's first all-female 1776), Reboot rides again with the Seattle premiere of the indie rock fable FLY BY NIGHT, hot off its acclaimed Off-Broadway run at Playwrights Horizons. Conceived by Kim Rosenstock (99 Ways to Fuck a Swan, Tigers Be Still) and written by musician and Broadway actor Will Connolly (Once), award-winning playwright Michael Mitnick, and Rosenstock, FLY BY NIGHT explores the journey of love from all its delectable angles. (more...)

DE'LONGHI MULTIFRY is a Top Cooker
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 12, 2016

The DeLonghi MultiFry is the most versatile cooker on the market. Gourmet cooking has never been so easy. (more...)

The British to Invade Concord with Denny Laine and Chad & Jeremy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

It's two great shows in one when musical legends Denny Laine and Chad & Jeremy appear at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA)'s Spotlight Cafe on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:30PM.  (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

Here's a 'Two Cool' Slurpee' Offer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

7-Eleven kicks off Share-a-Slurpee fun this fall with an exclusive new flavor and a week-long, Buy One-Get One Free Slurpee drink event beginning Monday, Sept. 12, and ending Sunday, Sept. 18. Any size Slurpee cup is eligible at participating 7-Eleven stores. (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Opera's PAG Ditches CAV for Rachmaninoff's ALEKO
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 12, 2016

After hearing Leoncavallo's I PAGLIACCI, on New York City Opera's new double bill with Rachmaninoff's ALEKO, I'll never think of it the same way again. (more...)

BWW Review: CATCO Presents a Comedic, Candid Chat with God
by Amanda Etchison - Sep 11, 2016

It's not every day you are invited to sit in the studio audience of a late-night talk show -- especially one hosted by the Supreme Being credited with creating heaven and earth. CATCO's 'An Act of God' brings the King of the Universe to a sparsely decorated set in the heart of Ohio for a tell-all session packed with sarcasm, sass and lots of laughs. (more...)

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