Utkarsh Ambudkar Releases Electrifying New Single 'Kane' Out Now Via HipHop DXUtkarsh Ambudkar Releases Electrifying New Single 'Kane' Out Now Via HipHop DX
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Utkarsh Ambudkar drops his newest single 'Kane,' produced by long time friend and collaborator Chuck Wild aka Captain Planet, today via Hip Hop DX. Of the track, Utkarsh describes itas a “most exuberant frolic into the nether-regions of dope.” Utkarsh's electrifying lyrics flow effortlessly through the throbbing beats, surrounding you with energy. He perfectly marries Old-School toasting, with a more contemporary and modern sound to create a rhythmic masterpiece that encourages dancing. This single is merely an introduction to a much larger project: his upcoming album Vanity, which is set to be released on January 18, 2019. Vanity will share his brand of raw and melodic hip-hop that addresses race, the first generation immigrant experience, politics, Hollywood and more from a fresh and infectious perspective. (more...)

Freestyle Love Supreme Adds Four Performances To Sold-Out Off-Broadway Run; Lottery AnnouncedFreestyle Love Supreme Adds Four Performances To Sold-Out Off-Broadway Run; Lottery Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jon Steingart and Jill Furman announced today that the highly-anticipated return engagement of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME, which sold-out quickly last month, has been able to add four additional performances to the strictly limited run at the Greenwich House Theater, 27 Barrow Street. In addition, a TodayTix lottery for 15 tickets a performance will be offered during the five-week run to help fans get tickets. (more...)

2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

This morning, Film Independent announced the nominations for the 2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards. The Spirit Awards are the primary fundraiser for Film Independent's year-round programs, which cultivate the careers of emerging filmmakers and promote diversity in the industry. Film Independent President Josh Welsh presided over the press conference held at the W Hotel in Hollywood, with actors Gemma Chan and Molly Shannon presenting the nominations. Nominees for Best Feature included Eighth Grade, First Reformed, If Beale Street Could Talk, Leave No Trace and You Were Never Really Here. (more...)

Lena Hall Brings One Woman Show to Feinstein's at the NikkoLena Hall Brings One Woman Show to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Following sold-out engagements in Los Angeles, New York City and Vancouver, Tony Award winner Lena Hall brings her acclaimed one-woman show, Art of the Audition: From Falling Apart to Nailing the Part to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, February 1 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, February 2 at 8 p.m. Experience the ups and downs of a Broadway life through reenactments of Lena Hall's most unforgettable-and regrettable-musical theater auditions, from epic fails to career-defining "nailed it!" moments. Under the musical direction of Sean Alexander Bart, Art of the Audition will feature songs from Wicked, Cats, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera, Rent and more. (more...)

Hip-Hop Orchestra & Theater Bring Healing During Cultural DivideHip-Hop Orchestra & Theater Bring Healing During Cultural Divide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Three established Bay Area performance organizations are coming together to create a new immersive multidisciplinary experience, offering a future vision of catharsis, engagement, and optimism, so needed in this cultural moment. The powerful storytelling of Crowded Fire Theater and playwright Star Finch, the musical and poetic impetus of Ensemble Mik Nawooj, and the diverse and unique physical rhythms of AXIS Dance Company come together at the beautiful Bayview Opera House Ruth Williams Memorial Theatre. In this immersive study of aesthetics, the artists merge hip-hop, contemporary dance, and theater into a boundary-pushing work featuring a 12-person orchestra; a work which challenges the conventions of performing arts at large while creating a future vision that can be replicated in communities in need of healing throughout the country. (more...)

AXIS Dance Company Closes Out 2018 With A Flourish & Announces Collaboration With Arthur PitaAXIS Dance Company Closes Out 2018 With A Flourish & Announces Collaboration With Arthur Pita
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Following a successful 4-city tour of Florida that included a well-received appearance at the Forward Motion Physically Integrated Dance Festival in Miami, the company brings its vaunted skill set back to the Bay Area with select performances that include a newly reconceived staging of Robert Dekkers' Flutter, along with AXIS Artistic Director Marc Brew's Quartet No.1 to the Berkeley Ballet Theater, that will then be followed by a collaboration with Crowded Fire Theater, Star Finch, and Ensemble Mik Nawooj at the Bay View Opera House in San Francisco entitled Death Become Life: Banish Darkness, all before segueing to its 2019-20 season that will include a special Oakland-based educational event for Dance Access Day in February, as well as the world premiere of Alice in Oakland-their ambitious and much anticipated collaboration with Arthur Pita-coming to and co-presented by Z Space in San Francisco, November 2019 (more...)

VIDEO: Alumni of Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal's BARS Workshop Will Develop Full-Length Plays at The Public - Get a Taste of Their Work!VIDEO: Alumni of Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal's BARS Workshop Will Develop Full-Length Plays at The Public - Get a Taste of Their Work!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2018

The BARS program at the Public Theater has just finished it's second year of their Alumni program, where selected BARS members spend the summer developing their first full length works, under the mentorshop of Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs and the NEW WORKS department. (more...)

BOB'S BURGERS to Premiere with Musical Episode Feautring Daveed Diggs, Andrew Rannells, and Josh GadBOB'S BURGERS to Premiere with Musical Episode Feautring Daveed Diggs, Andrew Rannells, and Josh Gad
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

The season nine premiere of Bob's Burgers, which is it's 150th episode, will be musical episode featuring Broadway stars Daveed Diggs, Andrew Rannells, and Josh Gad! (more...)

ESPN Announces 20-Hour Doumentary, BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORYESPN Announces 20-Hour Doumentary, BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORY
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

ESPN announced today a 20-hour, 10-part documentary 'Basketball: A Love Story' from Peabody Award-winning director Dan Klores. The sweeping project, which consists of more than 60 interconnected 'short stories,' will be available across multiple ESPN platforms in a variety of viewing experiences. Klores has created a vibrant mosaic of the game, featuring 165 exclusive interviews. The cast encompasses basketball's most prominent figures, from Bob Cousy, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dr. J, Yao Ming, Stephen Curry and Diana Taurasi, to Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant. Klores' short stories explore the complex nature of love as it relates to the game and opens the window to insights and perspectives about race, politics, media, art, business, style and entertainment. The episodes will feature different narrators: Chadwick Boseman, Julianne Moore, Chris Cuomo, Ashley Judd, Michael Che, Ansel Elgort, Ahmad Rashad, Robin Quivers, Daveed Diggs, and Fisher Stevens. (more...)

PlayGround Marks Opening of 25th Season with Inaugural THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: BAY AREAPlayGround Marks Opening of 25th Season with Inaugural THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: BAY AREA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

PlayGround, the Bay Areas' and Los Angeles' leading playwright incubator, marks the opening of its twenty-fifth season with a special one-night celebration and performance launching a bold new partnership. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS To Launch At Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, 9/17THE 24 HOUR PLAYS To Launch At Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

PlayGround, the Bay Areas' and Los Angeles' leading playwright incubator, marks the opening of its twenty-fifth season with a special one-night celebration and performance launching a bold new partnership. (more...)

Iddo Goldberg to Join TNT's SNOWPIERCER SeriesIddo Goldberg to Join TNT's SNOWPIERCER Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Iddo Goldberg has joined the cast of Snowpiercer as a series regular, According to Deadline. The show is an adaptation of Jacques Lob's graphic novel Le Transperceneige and the 2013 Snowpiercer movie. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on Rebroadcasts of THE VIEW 8/6-9/3Scoop: Upcoming Guests on Rebroadcasts of THE VIEW 8/6-9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Encore broadcasts of THE VIEW for the week of AUG. 6 – 10 are as follows (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on Rebroadcasts of THE VIEW 8/6-9/3Scoop: Upcoming Guests on Rebroadcasts of THE VIEW 8/6-9/3
by TV Scoop - Aug 3, 2018

Encore broadcasts of THE VIEW for the week of AUG. 6 - 10 are as follows (more...)

THE 24-HOUR PLAYS: Comes to Berkeley Rep's Roda TheatreTHE 24-HOUR PLAYS: Comes to Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

PlayGround, the Bay Area's (and now Los Angeles') leading playwright incubator, will mark the opening of its twenty-fifth season with a special one-night gala celebration and performance, and the launch of a bold new partnership. In collaboration with NYC-based The 24 Hour Plays, PlayGround will present the inaugural The 24 Hour Plays: Bay Area, featuring fully produced and performed (i.e., off-book) performances of six original ten-minute plays by distinguished PlayGround alumni, written and developed over just twenty-four hours, and staged by an all-star cast of leading local directors and actors on Monday, September 17, at (more...)

Netflix Boards All-New Futuristic Action Thriller SNOWPIERCERNetflix Boards All-New Futuristic Action Thriller SNOWPIERCER
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Netflix has boarded all-new futuristic action thriller Snowpiercer. Through a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Netflix will premiere the series co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Studio T to its members globally outside of the U.S. and China in 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: SPAMILTON, Menier Chocolate FactoryBWW Review: SPAMILTON, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2018

Gerard Alessandrini is not throwing away his shot. The creator of satirical revue Forbidden Broadway realised that the unprecedented success of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical warranted a standalone show, and thus Spamilton was born. A 2016 Off-Broadway hit, the affectionate spoof now follows Hamilton over the pond. (more...)

Netflix Boards All-New Futuristic Action Thriller SNOWPIERCERNetflix Boards All-New Futuristic Action Thriller SNOWPIERCER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Netflix has boarded all-new futuristic action thriller Snowpiercer. Through a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Netflix will premiere the series co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Studio T to its members globally outside of the U.S. and China in 2019. (more...)

Broadway on TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sutton Foster, & More for Week of July 23, 2018Broadway on TV: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sutton Foster, & More for Week of July 23, 2018
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

From stage to screen, Broadway will be represented on TV for the week of July 23, 2018! (more...)

VIDEO: Daveed Diggs Shares Details of His New Film BLINDSPOTTING On THE TONIGHT SHOWVIDEO: Daveed Diggs Shares Details of His New Film BLINDSPOTTING On THE TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Tony winner Daveed Diggs visits The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss his upcoming film Blindspotting, now in theaters. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

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