by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The dire lack of affordable housing and a sharply rising inequity gap are driving San Francisco's homeless population to numbers not seen for 15 years with more than 8,000 people living on the city streets. Statewide, California has 129,972 homeless people (2018), the largest street population of any state (source: Kevin Fagan, San Francisco Chronicle, May 16, 2019).
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
“Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special” is set to air TUESDAY, DEC. 3 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. The variety special, hosted and executive produced by Sony country music superstar Brad Paisley, will showcase the energy of Music City from Nashville's iconic War Memorial Auditorium through a combination of Paisley's signature humor, unexpected surprises, heartfelt field pieces and rousing musical performances. “Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special” will be produced by Sony Pictures Television. Brad Paisley, Jane Mun, RAC Clark, Bill Simmons and Kendal Marcy will serve as executive producers. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Julia Waks and Josée Hurteau will present their first exhibition together, Feutre et Ciseaux - Scissors and Felt at Galerie 1040 from Tuesday, November 19 to Monday, November 25. The artists will be present at the vernissage on Friday, November 22.
by Kyle Christopher West - Nov 9, 2019
It's been 38 years since Andrew Lloyd Webber's mega-hit CATS made its stage debut. 42 years earlier, T.S. Eliot had unknowingly penned the musical's lyrics in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, his 1939 collection of feline inspired poetry. While his poems were an unexpected source material for a song-and-dance operetta, the family-friendly musical quickly became a Broadway landmark, adopting the tagline a?oeNow and Forevera?? during its impressive 18-year New York City run.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited Presents Essentials Of Successful Self-Producing 2019 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 12noon to 5:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC. Tickets are $125 for non-members, $85 for TRU Members; additional collaborators are $65 each.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited presents Essentials of Successful Self-Producing 2019 on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 12noon to 5:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC. Tickets are $125 for non-members, $85 for TRU Members; additional collaborators are $65 each.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Broadway in Hawaii Announced the Recipients of Their Broadway Education Fund, donating a portion of the sale of each ticket sold for the wildly popular Phantom of the Opera tour, The Illusionists- Live from Broadway and RENT, the 20th anniversary tour.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Christmas Village in Philadelphia presented by Bank of America will once again return to LOVE Park for its 12th season (1500 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102). From Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 28th) through Christmas Eve (Tuesday, December 24th), with a Preview Weekend on November 23rd and 24th, Christmas Village will transform LOVE Park into an authentic open-air German Christmas market.
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Nov 7, 2019
Hummingbird Theater Company's slogan reads, 'hover in the moment.' That thoughtful pause describes perfectly the theatrical experience director/producer Donald Brian Bartalo creates with his latest venture, THE AMISH PROJECT, at MUCCC. This extraordinary one-person show written by Jessica Dickey fictionally explores the Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting that fragmented the lives of families in and around an Amish community near Lancaster Pennsylvania in 2006. At lights up, the audience enters an unfamiliar world. There are no introductions or explanations. We meet a young Amish girl sitting at a school desk who is fascinated with hats. The actor then morphs into her older sister thrilled by the beauty of the world, then a non-Amish woman feverishly smoking. These transformations continue for seven disparate characters. Each is a fragment laid out and unexplained like the patches of a quilt waiting to be sewn together, to be made whole. And that is the dramatic structure Dickey deftly stitches over the next 90 riveting minutes. She lovingly and sympathetically presents each character's terror, goodness and beauty. Slowly, these characters, torn to pieces, are inextricably knotted together by chance or fate or God. Jessica Dickey quilts an absolute masterwork that warms with compassion and unflinching fellowship.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
The Palace Theater in partnership with Fox 61 and the United Way of Greater Waterbury are working together to help those in need this winter and are asking for your donation of  new or gently used winter outerwear now through November 17.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Two Gentlemen of Verona will be the first production by Altered Shakespeare, a new theatre company with a focus on an alternative look at William Shakespeare's texts. Directed by Shawn Gann, performances will take place November 11th at Lola's in Fort Worth and November 18th at Union in Dallas at 8:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
What do you get when you cross two suburban mothers, a federally illegal industry, and a whole lot of skepticism? A thriving medical cannabis dispensary and product line. Or at least that's the case for Dr. Leslie Apgar and Gina Dubbé, the women behind High Heals: How Two Women Found Their Footing in the Medical Cannabis Industry.
by Cary Ginell - Nov 4, 2019
In Part 2 of our interview, Kirby & Beverly Ward talk about how they decided to stage 'Big River' in the round at the Rubicon Theatre Company. The result is a production of intimacy and atmospheric beauty.
by Steve Wilson - Nov 30, 2019
The magic of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter comes to life at the Folly Theatre in POTTED POTTER THE UNAUTHORIZED HARRY EXPERIENCE, now playing through December 1st. This hilarious parody covers all seven of the best-selling Harry Potter fantasy series in just 70 side-splitting minutes.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 30, 2019
The Callaway sisters give audiences their money's worth in a flawless night of cabaret celebrating their favorite Broadway tunes at 54 Below.
by Faeron Wheeler - Nov 3, 2019
From the welcome hugs and kisses at the door to the delicious food and the laugh-out-loud entertainment, this place is an absolute treat. Their latest offering in their annual adult pantomime series, THE THREE BLIND MICE, is so much fun.
by Michael Rabice - Nov 3, 2019
The most famous of man eating plants made a Halloween weekend appearance as LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS played out on the Shea's 710 Theatre stage Friday night. Under the auspices of the fledgling STARRING BUFFALO company, Buffalo was treated to it's second fully realized staged musical reading. Director Drew Fornarola has assembled three of Broadway's best young talents to visit the Queen City, work along side some of Buffalo's own finest actors, and mentor and perform with three of the areas High School choirs. After their fine inaugural production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME last year at Rockwell Hall, the change of venue seemed to work perfectly.
by Faeron Wheeler - Nov 3, 2019
It's a very real and relatable story about a superficially liberal white couple negotiating post-apartheid challenges. They're also negotiating the tricky time of life when their nest is about to become empty as their two teenaged daughters head off to university and the real world.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 11/29/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2019
Avotre label-boss Santé is back with the first of two hotly anticipated remix packs from his May released LP 'Current II' - out now via Avotre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Elections, mass demonstrations, climate change, impeachment scandals and perennial Vancouver favourite - 'affordable housing' - dominated the news headlines in 2019. Bid farewell to all that doom and gloom as Vancouver TheatreSports takes an improvised look at these top stories with 2019 Year in Review from Thursday, December 26 to Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at The Improv Centre on Granville Island.
by Michael Rabice - Nov 25, 2019
A frothy holiday confection playing out in Hollywood inspired Technicolor-come-to-life is the best way to describe the Shaw Festival's jubilant production of Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN now onstage at their Festival Theatre. Based on the 1942 movie of the same name starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, HOLIDAY INN has been overshadowed a bit by the later Berlin hit WHITE CHRISTMAS. But thanks to some crackerjack casting and a huge budget, The Shaw has breathed new life into the 2014 stage version written by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2019
Two clowns and an autistic person walk into a bar. The set up to a joke or a normal day after a workshop of Juliette Dunn's new play The Puzzle? One is Broadway and Cirque du Soleil's writer, director, and performer David Shiner known for Broadway's Tony Winning Fool Moon, Old Hats, Seussical the Musical, and numerous Cirque shows. The other is Cirque du Soleil veteran Daniel Passer. The autistic man is Mickey Rowe, the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone in the Tony award-winning Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, co-executive director of the National Disability Theatre, and next set to play the title role in Amadeus.
by Jade Kops - Nov 23, 2019
Jordan Shea's new Australian play KASAMA KITA shares an incredible and little-known history of the migrant nurses that came to work in Australian hospitals in the 1970's. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Remembering James' Returns to East Palo Alto California, but this time is Back By Popular Demand. The Broadway bound Jukebox Musical, about the Life and Music of James Brown covering the years of 1951-1968.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents the Kwanzaa Festival & Marketplace on Friday, December 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse announces casting for Lyndsey Turner's new production of Caryl Churchill's Far Away. BAFTA-winning actress Jessica Hynes will make her Donmar debut in the role of Harper alongside Aisling Loftus as Joan and Simon Manyonda as Todd. Casting for the role of Young Joan is to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 11/21/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019
Garth talks about doing a stadium tour at the same time as his dive bar tour, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire & Blake Shelton, winning Entertainer of the Year at the CMA's 7 times, putting a?oeThe Legacy Collectiona?? on vinyl, and Jimmy offers Garth different hats to consider wearing.
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Country crooner Paul Bogart brings us back to the way it used to be in his black and white video for “When The Cowboys Are Gone.” The American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) premiered the video at their World Championships in Oklahoma, where Bogart competed and finished second in team roping. He has won the World Championship title twice. The video has a vintage feel, switching between shots of Bogart performing the song and vignettes of classic cowboy scenes.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is pleased to announce a diverse array of holiday-themed programming & family-friendly events, including: returning favorites from the Kimmel Center's esteemed Resident Companies like The Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, and The Philly POPS; FREE Gospel events; and opportunity for community outreach & city-wide celebrations like the FREE 15th annual New Year's Day celebration. This year, the Kimmel Center partners with Urban Affairs Coalition for 'Warmth for the Holidays 2019' donation drive, collecting new hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for children and adults. This collection supports Grand Central and Center For H.O.P.E.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
The Second City returns to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) just in time for the holidays with a?oeThe Good, the Bad and the Ugly Sweatera?? at 5 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7. BroadwayWorld calls a?oeThe Good, The Bad & the Ugly Sweater a?oea holiday must.a??
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Hang onto your hats as this Broadway singer and dancer shares her journey of navigating the fragile and often comical vicissitudes of the precarious artist's life. Elizabeth Loyacano will have you laughing your way through her 'musical journal entry' as she bears her soul and opens her heart welcoming all to revive and reclaim the humanity and humor that can carry us all through the shared experience of the unpredictable. A night of broadway melodies, fabulous standards and always, laughter!
by Sophie Williams - Nov 19, 2019
For those who have been paying attention for the last 20-ish years, RENT was/is a pretty big deal. The rock opera adaptation of Puccini's La Boheme follows a group of young creatives in New York City during the AIDS crisis and was so popular during its initial run that it racked up multiple awards, including 3 Tonys and a Pulitzer. With that in mind, I believe it to be a very daunting task to perform RENT because it's easy to go through the motions and sing the songs that people know and love without really having to think about it. That being said, there were many moments where they got it right and others that might've fallen a little flat.
by Review Roundups - Nov 18, 2019
The North American tour of the Tony Award - nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof in underway. A beloved theatrical classic from Tony-winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize-winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony-Award winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I) and choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter.
by Barry Lenny - Nov 16, 2019
A very watchable and at times funny show.
by Richard Ridge - Nov 13, 2019
On Monday night, Over Here! The Big Band Musical was back in New York at The Triad Theatre for the first time since its original 1974 Broadway production and the joint was jumpin'. Veteran's Day proved to be the perfect time to revive this beloved celebration of the American spirit and optimism that defined the 1940's. To make it even more worthwhile, a portion of the proceeds from the evening was donated to Vietnam Veterans of America. Over Here! is one of this journalist's favorite musicals, so I was thrilled to have it back on the boards. Under the razor-sharp direction of Will Nunziata, who is quickly becoming a go-to director, this feel-good show sparkled and shined like a freshly polished diamond. It featured a stellar cast of 19, plus an 11-piece swing band, under musical director extraordinaire Blake Allen. Choreographer Andrew Black used every inch of space to give us one eye-popping musical number after another.
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 13, 2019
Former Artistic Director of The Other Palace and full-time producer Paul Taylor-Mills opened a new theatre back in August. Well known for his productions of cult musicals, he's now brought a new version of High Fidelity to his own Turbine Theatre. We jumped on the phone to have a chat with him right after press night to hear about his job as a producer and the noise that surrounds his shows.
by Shari Barrett - Nov 12, 2019
Combining a sad Irish mythological tale of four sisters doomed to live together silently as swans on a lake with a modern tale of a modern man suffering in silence from debilitating depression while living alone in a house soon to be lost after the death of his beloved mother on the shore of that same lake, is the essence of the Keegan-Dolan's tale, reminding us to do what it takes to reach the light and joy when the bell rings in our mind and allows us to express the release of negative emotions and let childlike joy enter our lives.
by Vicki Trask - Nov 11, 2019
From the moment the lights go down in the Southern Jubilee Auditorium, you as an audience are transported into 19th century Paris. A small apartment filled with destitute artists with dreams bigger than their bank accounts. Five acts, three fifteen-minute intermissions, and an aria or two later, the curtain falls and the audience is reeling from journey of love and ambition that was travelled together.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Broadway Green Alliance (BGA) is sponsoring a textile drive on Wednesday, November 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in Duffy Square (46th Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway in Times Square). The collection drive is open to all shows, theatres, industry members, and fans in a collaborative effort to make cleaning out your theatre or your closet a greener experience.
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Criteria just announced their first new album in nearly a decade and a half, aptly titled Years. The new album will be released on January 17, 2020 via 15 Passenger, a label owned and operated by singer, Stephen Pedersen's old bandmates in Cursive. Yesterday they premiered explosive anthemic lead single “Agitate Resuscitate” as well as a comical short film featuring a dual over the album's release between singer Stephen Pedersen and Tim Kasher of Cursive via Brooklyn Vegan. The song's syncopated post-hardcore groove and shout along lyrics set the perfect tone for the rest of the record melding their hallmark anthemic sound with new hints of prog, post-punk and just a touch of metal.  
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Artists Striving to End Poverty is celebrating its Eleventh Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, taking place on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. A special auction through Charitybuzz will feature exclusive experiences from Moulin Rouge, Jagged Little Pill, Hadestown in addition to Hamilton, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Mean Girls, and so many more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
It's that most wonderful time of the year, and Opera Memphis teams up with Dixon Gallery & Gardens to bring back A Victorian Holiday for Memphis families and friends. This unique theatrical experience transports party-goers back to 19th-Century Memphis where they are invited to immerse themselves in Victorian-era music, costumes, characters, and more! The full-evening event will include operatic performances, live carolers, Victorian-themed activities and games, dancing, and all new interactive Victorian characters! A Victorian Holiday runs two weekends, December 13 - 14 and 20 - 21, at Dixon Gallery & Gardens. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 for Dixon members, and can be purchased at www.operamemphis.org or by calling 901.257.3100.
by Jade Kops - Dec 4, 2019
Adelaide Fringe Festival Award Winner (2019) and America's Got Talent Guest contestant HANS-LIKE A GERMAN brings his brilliantly bizarre brand of classic camp cabaret to Sydney. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Returning to Hollywood by popular demand, platinum selling recording artist and Tony Award nominated actor Sam Harris brings his new holiday show Unwrapped! to Catalina Jazz Club for one performance only on Thursday, December 19, at 8:30pm, it was announced today by Chris Isaacson Presents and Catalina. Led by his longtime musical director Todd Schroeder, Harris will perform Broadway, pop, and holiday fare.
by Jay Irwin - Dec 2, 2019
Back in 2017, Dear Readers, Book-It Repertory Theatre brought us the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones beloved book, 'Howl's Moving Castle', adapted by Myra Platt with music and lyrics from Justin Huertas. The show was certainly a charmer but, personally, I found the storytelling confusing and muddled. Platt and Huertas have now remounted the piece with some welcome additions. Still a few confusing bits and superfluous elements but this new adaptation brings so much more of the story to life making the evening of fantasy even more charming.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 1, 2019
Dave Koz's music and multitalented friends lit up the Kravis Center For The Performing Arts last night on all levels. It was a spectacular presentation of swinging holiday music and multi media lighting effects that had the West Palm Beach audience dazzled during the entire concert. The friends who joined Dave for this tour were, Jonathan Butler, Melissa Manchester, Michael Lington and special guest Chris Walker. Broadwayworld was there…check out the photos below.
by David McKibbin - Dec 1, 2019
The Wick has taken some enormous risks in the areas of performance and design when staging The Music Man. While there were some minor technical glitches on opening night, this production will continue to grow as it completes its run which was just extended to December 28.
by David McKibbin - Dec 1, 2019
The Wick has taken some enormous risks in the areas of performance and design when staging The Music Man. While there were some minor technical glitches on opening night, this production will continue to grow as it completes its run which was just extended to December 28.