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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - TLC's 90 DAY FIANCE & Spinoff Series Premiere 9/11
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

TLC's hit docu-series, 90 DAY FIANCE returns with more incredible twists and dramatic turns than ever before. The new crop of American born suitors and their foreign lovers have 90days to meet the family, book a venue and say their vows to live happily ever after with their foreign bornlovers…or not. (more...)

Stages St. Louis Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce its spectacular 31st Season! The 2017 Season includes Andrew Lloyd Webber's inspiring JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Dolly Parton's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, and our TYA version of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, the season "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." The fun kicks off June 2nd and runs through October 8th, 2017. (more...)

Andrew Chappelle, Samantha Massell, Julie Benko and More Set for DIVIDED in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Andrew Chappelle, Samantha Massell, Julie Benko, Bart Shatto, L. Steven Taylor and more in DIVIDED, a new musical by Kristen and Luanne Rosenfeld directed by Paul Stancato. (more...)

San Francisco Presents Donzetti's DON PASQUALE, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with Donizetti'sDon Pasquale in six performances from September 28-October 15, 2016. After a 32-year absence from the Company's repertory, the sparkling comedy of cruel games and Young Love returns in Laurent Pelly's fanciful staging, which is a co-production with Santa Fe Opera and Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. Maestro Giuseppe Finzi conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus and a cast including bass-baritone Maurizio Muraro in the title role, soprano Heidi Stober as Norina, tenor Lawrence Brownlee in his Company debut as Ernesto and baritones Lucas Meachem and Edward Nelson as Dr. Malatesta. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble 2016-17 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble, the innovative company that has been offering free theatre to Chicago audiences for approaching fifteen seasons will bring its unique blend of pageantry, puppetry and music to a season of three distinctly different types of theatre. (more...)

R.S. Joyce Shares WANTING JESSIE, MY DREAM GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

R.S. Joyce loves his wife. When, a few years ago, he wrote her a love letter, it was so well received that he was suddenly motivated to take things a step further. (more...)

'Air Born - Do You Dream of Flying' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

One must purchase this book to see the wonder of the Pacific Northwest through the eyes of a young adult protagonist named Leif, who discovers his heritage as a Avitorian, his ability to fly, and the threat to his race from the ancient Egyptian group called The Eighteenth of Ahmose. The excerpt on the back of the book says, 'After thousands of years, the ancient 18th of Ahmose are still on the hunt for the secret of flight, forcing Avitorians to hide in fear. Facing the threat of capture, Leif's dreams are shattered and he is forced to decide between hiding or embracing his heritage.' 'Air Born - Do You Dream of Flying' will enthrall anyone, young or old, with the peaceful scenes of flight, the angst of Young Love, and the conflict with The 18th of Ahmose. Air Born is authored by Timothy Trimble, edited by Mark Hammer, and Cover Art by Russell Calhoun. It is available on Amazon.com in Kindle and Print format. · Paperback: 316 pages · Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform · Language: English · ISBN-10: 1536873292 · ISBN-13: 978-1536873290 · www.amazon.com/dp/1536873292 About the Author: Timothy has been writing stories since his teenage years, with many years of distraction as a performing musician. His true love of writing fiction continues with his science fiction and urban fantasy stories. He lives in the Pacific Northwest, where the prevalence of coffee shops and hiking trails contribute to his inspiration. He is the author of four books and over forty articles in various media publications. He can be followed online at: www.timothytrimble.com www.facebook.com/AuthorTimothyTrimble Twitter @TimothyTrimble (more...)

Shenandoah Conservatory Presents: SPRING AWAKENING
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 29, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory's production of Spring Awakening runs this weekend only, from Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre on the campus of Shenandoah University. Stephen Sater and Duncan Sheik's Tony award-winning musical led by two Broadway veterans and now Shenandoah educators: Kevin Covert (Direction and Choreography) and Rick Edinger (Music Direction). (more...)

The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

Nikki Y's 'Solid Gold' EP Out Today Via A440 Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Equal parts Ariana Grande x Ella Fitzgerald with songwriting chops and a voice well beyond her 22 years, Canadian singer-songwriter Nikki Yanofski will release her Wyclef-produced Solid Gold EP October 28th via A440 Entertainment. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE DYBBUK FOR HANNAH AND SAM'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of Associate Artistic Director Todd Salovey's newest play, 'The Dybbuk for Hannah and Sam's Wedding' as the third production of the theatre's 41st season. Written and directed by Salovey, the play is a one-man adaptation of the classic Jewish play 'The Dybbuk' by S. Ansky. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera's Presentation of Donizetti's DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera's 2016-17 Season continues with Donizetti's Don Pasquale in six performances from September 28-October 15, 2016. After a 32-year absence from the Company's repertory, the sparkling comedy of cruel games and Young Love returns in Laurent Pelly's fanciful staging, which is a co-production with Santa Fe Opera and Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu. (more...)

The Woolgatherers Presents the World Premiere of REVEL'S END: A TEMPEST DANCE PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????NYC-based theatre company The Woolgatherers presents Revel's End, a striking new take on Shakespeare's The Tempest, set in a Brooklyn night club. Directed by Grace Herman-Holland, the production features original tracks performed live by DJ Jared Arnold and devised dance inspired by the actors different cultural traditions, to tell Shakespeare's controversial romance in a bold new way. (more...)

Gulf Coast Community Foundation Awards FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training $7,500 Grant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training today announced that it is the recipient of a $7,500 grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation. This generous gift supports the Conservatory's Shakespeare in the Gardens: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, a new initiative presented in collaboration with Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. The final show of the Conservatory's 2016-17 season, the production will present Shakespeare's spirited and whimsical classic on the stunning grounds of Selby Gardens April 11 through 29. The grant is made possible by the Jarrett Family Fund at Gulf Coast. (more...)

Hairspray Delights the Stage at Downtown Cabaret Theatre
by Carissa Chesanek - Sep 26, 2016

A fun loving show with incredible cast and heartening tale of love and acceptance. (more...)

$10K Grant Supports FSU/Asolo Conservatory's 'Shakespeare in the Gardens' Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training today announced that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. (more...)

Shakespeare Dallas's 'COMPLETE WORKS' Launches Final Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

'Can one desire too much of a good thing?' A good thing will soon come to an end as Shakespeare Dallas's joint collaboration with the AT&T Performing Arts Center begins its final season. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare comes to a close with a mix of classic Shakespearean comedies and tragedies. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Covert Directs SPRING AWAKENING at Shenandoah Conservatory
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 16, 2016

Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia will be mounting the award-winning rock musical: SPRING AWAKENING this September, directed by Broadway veteran and new musical theatre program coordinator Kevin Covert. I was lucky enough to sit down with Kevin, hear about his experience at Shenandoah so far and learn about his process working on the rock musical with current theatre students. (more...)

McLean Community Players to Present FOOTLOOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The McLean Community Players' production of Footloose, the high-energy rock musical based on the movie of the same name, opens Friday, July 8, 2016, and runs weekends through July 24 at McLean's Alden Theatre. Footloose was adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. The music is by Tom Snow with additional music by Kenny Loggins, Sammy Hagar, and Jim Steinman and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. Footloose opened on Broadway in 1998 and ran for more than 700 performances. The score features such pop-rock hits as 'Footloose' and 'Let's Hear It for the Boy.' It was nominated for four Tony Awards. Director/Choreographer Shaun Moe leads an award-winning cast and crew for MCP's production of this explosive musical. (more...)

The Moving Art Collective to Bring Two Shows to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Moving Art Collective, a movement-based theatre ensemble will showcase two shows, Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis and Thirteen's Spring, both directed by Fernando Belo at the Hollywood Fringe Festival beginning June 3rd 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, The Garrick Theatre, 25 May 2-16
by Liz Cearns - May 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford direct Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, the penultimate show of the Branagh Company's year long residency at the Garrick Theatre. This well-known cast includes Richard Madden, Lily James, Derek Jacobi and Meera Syal. (more...)

OSF Receives $25,000 Shakespeare in American Communities Grant
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is one of 40 nonprofit, professional theatre companies chosen to participate in the 2016-17 Shakespeare in American Communities program. OSF will receive a $25,000 grant award from Arts Midwest, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, in support of efforts to expose underserved students and teachers to the works of William Shakespeare. (more...)

Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces New Season
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre is delighted to announce its exciting autumn 2016 season. This season the theatre has cut its £2 transaction booking fee. Instead, customers who want their tickets posted will be asked to pay a small charge to cover postage costs.  (more...)

BWW Review: PALS Shows Superior Effort
by Marietta Lunceford - Jun 8, 2016

PALS, an original work written by nine students from Spain Park High School and drama teacher Eric Reid St. John, is based on letters from and some of the events of World War I. When the British joined the war, Lord Kitchener, the Secretary of War decided to make brigades out of groups of young men from the same communities, same churches, schools and factories. These PALS brigades would train and fight together. The town of Leeds, England was one of those communities who sent most of their young men into battle together and it is from their stories that SPHS created this piece of art. (more...)

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA Set for New Orleans Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

This summer the Festival will present Shakespeare's beloved comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which gives us some of the Bard's most memorable and hilarious moments. Proteus has a devoted best friend and a girlfriend who adores him, but all that changes when he meets Sylvia. Cross-dressing, music, outlaws, broken hearts, and a scene-stealing dog make this one of Shakespeare's most delightful comedies. (more...)

YA Romance SIGNS OF LIFE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

'Signs of Life toes the line between romance [and a] thriller, and readers expecting superficial elements may find its story line disturbing, thought-provoking, and even cage-rattling, at points. But, romance is like that.' - Midwest Book Review (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Shia LaBeouf Stars in Road Drama AMERICAN HONEY
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Below, check out the official trailer for AMERICAN HONEY, starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough and McCaul Lombardi. (more...)

THE COUNTRY HUSBAND to Premiere at the UNFringed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

John Cheever's The Country Husband, a short story so sublime that it supposedly caused Ernest Hemingway to wake his wife Mary in the middle of the night so that he could read it out loud to her, is making its stage debut in Eddie Aronoff's adaptation at the Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival in Long Island City this August. (more...)

Judy Blume Set for Writers on a New England Stage, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The best-loved American author Judy Blume comes to town with her latest bestselling novel for adults, just out in paperback. Ms. Blume has touched generations of readers with such memorable novels as Summer Sisters; Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Blubber; and Wifey. In IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT, she takes us back to 1950s Elizabeth, New Jersey, where real-life tragedy strikes as a series of airplanes fall from the sky, leaving the community reeling. (more...)

Oddsocks Productions to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

?This June, the Belgrade Theatre is thrilled to welcome Oddsocks Productions with their brand new touring production of Much Ado About Nothing; a high octane version of Shakespeare's witty battle of the sexes featuring well-known pop hits from across the decades.  (more...)

MADI WOLF's 'Lucky' Out Today on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Even before its official digital release, MADI WOLF's new single 'Lucky' has garnered incredible support from several sources. (more...)

R.D. Goullette & A. De Guerre Pen GATE KEEPERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

R.D. Goullette & A. De Guerre, both devoted writers and authors, have completed their new book 'Gatekeepers': a gripping and potent work that delves into the ideas of worship, passion and fate. With artwork by Geo Brawn IV and guidance from publication coordinator Eris Poland and special consultants Anne De Guerre and Steve Lund, 'GateKeepers' is a Young Love story packed with knife fights, gun fights, sword fights, fist fights, as well as strong female leads, religious undertones, and questions of morality and judgment. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Sets 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 35th season. The season begins with the world premiere of The Bottle Tree by Beth Kander directed by ensemble member Amy Szerlong. The Bottle Tree was developed through Stage Left's Downstage Left program, at the Ashland New Plays Festival and and has received an Honorable Mention on The Kilroys List for the past two years. Next, in the winter, Stage Left and Cor Theatre present a co-production of What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Carlos Murillo. This epic meditation on poverty in America was a Pultizer finalist in 1990. Cor Theatre Artistic Director Tosha Fowler says of the partnership, 'With admiration for Stage Left's longevity and the exciting opportunities they provide to artists through their strong commitment to mission, we at Cor are thrilled to announce a collaboration of theatre that is bound to leave you breathless. Combining Stage Left's strength with our fearless aesthetic, Fornes' poetically primal voice, and Carlos Murillo's passionate vision, What of the Night is going to be our biggest leap yet.' Finally, the company will present LeapFest, its annual developmental festival featuring workshop productions of new plays, at a time to be announced later. (more...)

Island Stage Left Continues Performances of ROMEO AND JULIET This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

Island Stage Left's 'Romeo and Juliet' returns to its Wold Road home, next weekend, August 5th through 21st, following a short tour and a successful run at Roche Harbor. (more...)

Photo Flash: See Orsini, Connolly, Campion & Armand in Costume for LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of Young Love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run August 14 - September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 14 - 19. Opening night is Saturday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company below! (more...)

See Blue's Anthony Costa in SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME Next Week In Cardiff
by Edward Baker - Jul 21, 2016

Join Antony Costa and Lola Saunders on a trip through the music and magic of the early sixties with SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME. Following the story of two teenage girls going on holiday without their parents for the very first time, this spectacular show will transport you back to music's golden era.  (more...)

Eyre's Puccini's Manon Lescaut Coming to PBS's GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Puccini's lush classic Manon Lescaut airs on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Saturday, August 13 at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera on Friday, August 26 at 9 p.m.) (more...)

Figuratively Speaking: 'Love: From Cave To Keyboard, Imagined By Pepsi'' Explores History Of Non-Verbal Communication In New Interactive Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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Lyric Opera of Kansas City Launches Explorations, New Performance Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

General Director and CEO Deborah Sandler today announced the Explorations Series, a new initiative of Lyric Opera of Kansas City. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET
by Keith Waits - Jul 11, 2016

Kentucky Shakespeare: A Daring Romeo and Juliet (more...)

FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS Announces UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Following last year's critically acclaimed sold out run, Orange Tree Theatre and English Touring Theatre in association with Exeter Northcott Theatre present French Without Tears, the sparkling comedy by Terence Rattigan. (more...)

Elm Shakespeare Company Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Elm Shakespeare Company brings magic to Edgerton Park for it's 21st summer season with Shakespeare's most beloved comedy, presenting 16 free outdoor performances of A Midsummer Nights Dream directed by Tina Packer of Shakespeare & Company, Lennox, MA. (more...)

2016 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Unveils Discovery Program Featuring 35 Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® announced today its Discovery programme showcasing 35 outstanding and absorbing feature films, including 16 World Premieres, by first and second time feature directors from Canada and across the globe, sponsored by Dropbox. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kieran Campion, Pascale Armand and More in LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the final offering in the 2016 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's unabashed celebration of innocence, idealism, and the sweet folly of Young Love, Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. This delightful romantic comedy will run now through September 18, 2016, in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is Saturday, August 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Singer-Songwriter KELSEY NORENE Releases Debut EP 'Find Me'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Emerging Portland-based Singer-Songwriter KELSEY NORENE releases her debut EP titled 'Find Me' on August 16. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Takes On A New And Dramatic Look
by Barry Lenny - Aug 15, 2016

This production has it all. (more...)

Photo Flash: Closing Week for Island Stage Left's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

Island Stage Left's 'Romeo and Juliet' plays its Wold Road home through next weekend, August 19th through 21st, closing out a three-week run that follows a short tour. As Stage Left continues the professional quality for which it is known, it is celebrating its eighteenth birthday with some of Shakespeare's most breathtaking and unforgettable characters. Just three days left to see the magic of Shakespeare in this beautiful, timeless story of Young Love, hot blood and destiny - one of his best-known and most-loved masterpieces. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona at Shakespeare & Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 13, 2016

Shakespeare & Company presented The Two Gentlemen of Verona last night and Broadwayworld was at the opening.  Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Co-Artistic Director Jonathan Croy, this early romantic comedy takes a gleeful look at the fickle nature of Young Love, playing in-the-round at the Tina Packer Playhouse throughSeptember 4, 2016. (more...)

Sneak Peek - New Season of TLC's 90 DAY FIANCE, Premiering 9/11
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

TLC's hit docu-series, 90 DAY FIANCE returns with more incredible twists and dramatic turns than ever before. (more...)

Jenna Langbaum's THE NIGHT OF BLUE AND SALT to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Jenna Langbaum is producing, directing and performing her play THE NIGHT OF BLUE AND SALT as part of this year's New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

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