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BWW REVIEW: Personal, Political And Poignant, STRANGE BEDFELLOWS's BEDLAM Delivers A Contemporary Twist On Classic Cerebral And Confronting Cabaret
by Jade Kops - Aug 9, 2017

Opera's wild children Jacqueline Dark and Kanen Breen, otherwise known as the STRANGE BEDFELLOWS, return to the cabaret stage with their latest offering, BEDLAM. Drawing on classic Weimar Kabarett, this bold and brilliant work is both contemplative and comic as Opera meets mainstream to question the meaning of madness. (more...)

Dolly Parton & More React to Passing of Music Legend Glen Campbell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Six-time Grammy winner Glen Campbell Glen Campbell, whose many hits including 'Rhinestone Cowboy,' 'Wichita Lineman' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix,' passed away Tuesday, August 7th at the age of 81. (more...)

Music Theatre Philly Will 'Defy Gravity' with a Wicked Broadway Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Get ready for a very 'popular' afternoon of gravity-defying Broadway dance, singing, and acting! Music Theatre Philly, named 'Best of Philly' by Philadelphia Magazine, will be sponsoring a Wicked Broadway Master Class featuring Wicked cast member Lauren Haughton. The intensive behind-the-scenes look at one of Broadway's most popular musicals will take place on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at The Rock School (1101 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia). (more...)

Fantasia Comes to 59E59 Theaters as SMALL WORLD Imagines a Meeting Between Walt Disney and Stravinsky
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the New York City premiere of SMALL WORLD, written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato. Produced by Penguin Rep, SMALL WORLD begins performances on Wednesday, September 13 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 7.  Press opening is Sunday, September 17 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

Teton Gravity Research & Rei Present ROGUE ELEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

On Thursday, October 5, Teton Gravity Research is returning to the Boulder Theatre for the winter kick-off party of the year. Join us for the premiere of their new feature length ski and snowboard film, Rogue Elements, presented by REI.  Whether you choose to come to the family friendly early show or party with us at the late show, it's sure to be a great night. There will be athlete appearances, a ton of prizes from our partners at REI, Atomic, Volkl, CEP, TGR and others! Don't miss your chance to see Rogue Elements on the big screen. (more...)

BWW Previews: JARRAN MUSE HAS INSPIRATIONAL ROLE IN MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Aug 8, 2017

JARRAN MUSE HAS INSPIRATIONAL ROLE IN MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts (more...)

Shula's Restaurants Kicks Off Their Annual SweepSTEAKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

While football fans nationwide get ready for this year's season, Shula's Restaurants is gearing up to launch their Annual SweepSTEAKS. Shula's has joined forces with Nestle Waters & Sanpellegrino to give one Lucky Shula's fan a chance to win a 5-Day/4-Night All-Inclusive trip of a lifetime for two to Sicily. The winner will visit the region where the citrus used in Sanpellegrino's Limonata, is grown and harvested. (more...)

BWW Interview: Megan Loughran and F THEORY at NJ Rep 8/17 to 9/24
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 8, 2017

The 'F Theory' will be performed at New Jersey Repertory Company from August 17 through September 24. Directed by Ethan Heard, the play is co-written by, and starring Megan Loughran and Alex Trow. Broadwayworld.com interviewed Megan Loughran about the show. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

Review: 3-D Theatricals SPAMALOT Brings Stunning Broadway Caliber Production to Local Audiences
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2017

When Monty Python's Flying Circus first premiered on television in 1969, few could have imagined how influential the program would become thanks to the inventive minds of its six main collaborators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin. Known for their surreal slapstick humor which satirized the over-politeness perceived to be the epitome of British culture, the series spawned multiple films, some stage performances, and the outrageously hysterical musical SPAMALOT, mostly based off the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and some of the television show's more memorable skits. The original 2005 Broadway production was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including the scenery and costumes currently being used in the thoroughly entertaining 3-D Theatricals musical comedy extravaganza from August 4 - 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and August 18 - 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

David Letterman to Make His Return to Television In New Netflix Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

David Letterman, the longest-serving host in U.S. late night television – the original host of Late Night (NBC) and The Late Show (CBS) – is returning to television for a new series for Netflix. (more...)

A.J. Croce w/ Robbie Fulks in NYC; New Dan Penn-Produced CD Out 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Some artists are afforded the chance to tell their personal stories as they see fit, at a particular moment when they know the time has come. But for many, there is no choice —the story emerges hardwired to the music and they become forever identified with it no matter how their story may evolve or change. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Woman Standing Up in a Man's World: Kate Fahrner in NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 7, 2017

“She a woman standing up in a man's world, and she won't take no for an answer,” Kate Farhner says admiringly of her current role in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Disney's Newsies. “Katherine is one of the principal storytellers in the show, and [as a writer], she is unique because she is a woman modeling herself after a man.” The actress who created a sensation last season as Eva Peron returns to the Pickard Theater to work once again with director/choreographer Marc Robin and her Evita co-star Matt Farcher. Farhner recounts how she came to be cast as the young journalist, Katherine Plumber, who becomes involved with strike leader, Jack Kelly, and helps the newsboys win their objectives. “I had gone in to audition for Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Marc Robin asked me if I knew Katherine's song “Watch What Happens.” I didn't, but I prepared it and sang it for them at the callback. When Matt walked in, I knew this was going to be a dream to play this part. We didn't get to interact much in Evita, but we do as Katherine and Jack, and there is a little more of ourselves in these roles.” (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

Netflix's Fire Chasers to Premiere as Part of KCET's Cinema Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, announced today details for the world premiere of the Netflix original documentary series Fire Chasers at the [http://www.kcet.org/cinemaseries]KCET Cinema Series, a weekly screening series in Los Angeles that shows the best of Hollywood, independent and festival films prior to their release in theatres, in partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based [http://dceff.org] Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (DCEFF), which for over 25 years has been the world's premier showcase of environmentally-themed films. Fire Chasers is a searing and intense documentary series that takes viewers into the heart of California's devastating recent wildfires alongside the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Fire Chasers is a Netflix Original Documentary produced by Appian Way and Original Productions. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Renews THE REAL STORY WITH MARIA ELENA SALINAS
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading true-crime network, today announced that its original newsmagazine THE REAL STORY WITH MARIA ELENA SALINAS has been renewed for a 10-episode second season. (more...)

Scoop: Food Network - September 2017 Highlights
by TV Scoop - Aug 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on Food Network - September 2017 Highlights (more...)

THE LAKE OF SORROWS Expands on Swan Lake's Dark Essence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

From two-dimensional melodrama to in-depth character study (more...)

BWW Review: COMPANY at MNM Productions
by John Lariviere - Aug 7, 2017

MNM Productions' Company is the latest venture by theatrical producers and arts consultants Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz. Company is their sixth major musical following A Chorus Line, Side By Side By Sondheim, Hair, The World Goes 'Round and, most recently, Monty Python's Spamalot. MNM Productions' Company will be appearing at the Marshall E. Rinker Playhouse of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts through August 6, 2017. (more...)

U.S. Army and Pro Football Hall of Fame Announce Student-Athlete Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

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Legendary South African Musical KING KONG Now Open at The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

Over half a century since the original production, a brand new production of KING KONG, the legendary South African musical, is now on in Cape Town. Eric Abraham produces and presents this Fugard Theatre production, which will transfer to Johannesburg following its run in the Mother City. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Eve Pearson-Wright
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 5, 2017

Eve Pearson-Wright blogs for BWW to give us insight into a day in the life of an actress at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Millstone Productions to Present the Premiere of MOTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

This September, as part of the popular ATYP Cameo season, Millstone Productions are proud to present their premiere production of Declan Greene's AWGIE award-winning play MOTH. (more...)

MR. ROBOT Revealed New Trailer, Sets October Return
by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

USA Network today announced that critically-acclaimed drama series MR. ROBOT will return for its 10-episode third season on Wednesday, October 11 at 10/9c. The premiere date, along with the first image of Bobby Cannavale's highly-anticipated character Irving and an exclusive Season 3 trailer, were unmasked through a social media scavenger hunt orchestrated by the network. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Bilal Zafar
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 4, 2017

BWW speaks to Bilal Zafar about bringing Biscuit to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Themba Stewart, Writer-Director of RED ALOES
by David Fick - Aug 4, 2017

When Themba Stewart's new play, RED ALOES, opens tonight, it will be the culmination of a long journey that began, for him, in the wake of political violence in the early 1990s. BroadwayWorld South Africa's David Fick interviewed him about this play, which is drawn from his experiences as a child, for this week's Five on Friday. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: NATE EPPLER's Adventures in FRINGEland
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 4, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly drawing to a close: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opened last week only runs through this Sunday, August 6, but until then you have a jam-packed calendar of creative, imaginative and adventurous theater to inspire you and to enlighten you - perhaps even enough to keep you satisfied until the 2018 rendition rolls around. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 8/7 - 8/18 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Aug 4, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 8/7 - 8/18, airing on NBC (more...)

NBC Presents Live Whitney Coverage; Bobby Flay Debuts as Horse Racing Analyst
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Led by Multiple graded stakes winner Gun Runner, a top field of seven older horses is set for the 1 1/8 mile, $1.2 million Whitney this Saturday, August 5, at 5 p.m. ET on the live NBC broadcast from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (more...)

The Rolling Stones 'Sticky Fingers Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015' Out 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

On September 29, 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will unveil The Rolling Stones' From The Vault: Sticky Fingers: Live At The Fonda Theatre 2015 on DVD+CD, Blu-ray+CD, DVD+3LP, and digital formats (more...)

Multi-Platinum Selling Band DNCE to Perform at 2017 Danone Nations Cup World Final
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Danone Nations Cup, the world's largest soccer tournament for children aged 10 to 12, announced today that multi-platinum selling band DNCE, whose band includes Joe Jonas, Jack Lawless, Cole Whittle, and JinJoo Lee, will make a special guest appearance to perform for the crowd attending the World Final. (more...)

SecondStory Rep Announces Season 19 Mainstage and Theater for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

SecondStory Rep Announces Season 19 Mainstage and Theater for Young Audiences Series (more...)

ABC's AMERICAN IDOL Kicks Off Open Auditions at Walt Disney World Resort
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

ABC's AMERICAN IDOL launches the start of its highly anticipated open auditions at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The iconic “American Idol” bus will roll into Disney Springs for auditions taking place on THURSDAY, AUGUST 17. (more...)

BWW Review: GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at NextStop Theatre
by Isabella Basco - Aug 3, 2017

Beautiful voices, smooth dance moves and classic theater tunes that will make you swoon, melt and sigh are why we keep going back to the theatre, particularly when it comes to Rodgers & Hammerstein. As pioneers in musical theatre, they set a standard for the stage that has influenced the art to this day. Theatre companies continue to sing, dance and convey the unforgettable words & scores of the revolutionary duo and the company of 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing' at NextStop Theatre carries the torch beautifully. (more...)

Queens-land Delivers a Royal Audience for 2017 QPAC International Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Royal Ballet's exclusive visit to Queensland as part of Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) 2017 International Series has been heralded a resounding success. (more...)

Taco Bell Adds New Box To The Menu: Xbox One X
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Mark your calendars, the countdown starts now toward Aug. 31, when Taco Bell will give fans nationwide the first chance to win the newest member of the Xbox One family, Xbox One X when you pick up the new Steak Quesarito $5 box. Whether it's powerful flavor, or powerful gaming, Taco Bell's got you covered. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ken Davenport's Producing Perspective
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 2, 2017

Ken Davenport, Tony-Award winning Broadway producer, is gearing up for his next project 'Once on This Island' to hit the Great White Way this fall.  When not working on his four other shows on Broadway (Groundhog Day, Kinky Boots, and The Play That Goes Wrong) he writes a blog called 'The Producer's Perspective' giving up and coming theatre artists a behind the scenes look at his role in the industry. (more...)

BWW Review: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT at CATF
by Johnna Leary - Aug 2, 2017

We Will Not Be Silent at CATF is an extraordinary theatrical experience based on true events. College student Sophie Scholl is arrested and interrogated by a German Nazi officer (not entirely unsympathetic to her cause) for the only act of civil disobedience protesting Hitler by a German citizen during the Second World War. (more...)

Tegan Marie Partners with Pepsi to End Summer with Big Tour Splash
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Sweety High's young rising country star Tegan Marie is ending the summer with a huge splash and teaming up with Pepsi MidAmerica for the “Walmart Back To School Jam” tour this month. Crisscrossing the country (more...)

Giraffage to Bring 'Too Real Tour' to Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Giraffage with Sweater Beats and Wingtip will play the Fox Theatre on November 12, 2017. (more...)

ANNIE Star Lilla Crawford Set for Musical Sketch Comedy Series on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Rather than looking ahead to 'Tomorrow,' ANNIE star Lilla Crawford (INTO THE WOODS) will be taking a look back into history for the new Netflix sketch comedy series THE WHO WAS? SHOW (more...)

CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN to Host 13th Annual CAMPOUT
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, along with many other great acts, will once again be rolling into the Joshua Tree region of California later in August to co-host their 13th annual CAMPOUT music festival. (more...)

NEXT TO NONE Announce Additional Tour Dates with Labelmates Doll Skin
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Rising young metallers Next To None released their second album 'Phases' through InsideOutMusic in Europe and EMP Label Group in North America on July 7, 2017. This comes off the back of the band's first ever European tour alongside label-mates Haken, as well as dates supporting Mike Portnoy's much anticipated Shattered Fortress show. The band is currently on the road with labelmates Doll Skin. (more...)

Patti Stanger Stars in WE tv's Unscripted Series LOVE BLOWS This August
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

WE tv today announced its newest unscripted series, LOVE BLOWS about a successful Chicago-based matchmaking service, run by a dysfunctional (but loving) family who sometimes let their own relationships cloud their decisions. (more...)

Joe's Pub to Present The Brass Tacks in a History of Rock 'n' Roll Saxophone
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The Brass Tacks tackle the stories behind the saxophone's influence on rock 'n' roll music. On Sunday, August 20th at 1:00 pm, the high-energy swing/rock band performs their family-friendly rock 'n' roll history show at Joe's Pub. (more...)

The Skivvies, Ryan Raftery, Aline Muniz and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances August 2-13, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Kids' Music Superstar Laurie Berkner's 'Greatest Hits Solo Tour' Comes to Ravinia 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

By popular demand, bestselling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will return to the Ravinia Festival, 418 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park, IL with her Greatest Hits Solo Tour at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017. (more...)

Richard Rauh Gifts $1 Million to University of Pittsburgh Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Some of the most memorable scenes from Richard Rauh's life take place in the theater. Rauh's latest expression of love for theater is the $1 million gift he is making to support Pitt's Studio Theatre and the University's theater productions. (more...)

Atlantic For Kids to Present New York Premiere of POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 1, 2017

Atlantic for Kids' 2017-2018 Season will open Saturday, September 16 with the family musical Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical, inspired by Ruby Bridges and the Little Rock Nine featuring music by Greg Borowsky and Douglas Lyons, lyrics and concept by Douglas Lyons, book by Melvin Tunstall III and direction by Tamilla Woodard. (more...)

Magic Theatre Celebrates the Life of Playwright-in-Residence Sam Shepard
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright Sam Shepard passed away on Thursday, July 27 of complications from ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Shepard spent a decade as playwright-in-residence at San Francisco's Magic Theatre, where he premiered his masterworks Buried Child (Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 1979), True West (1980), and Fool for Love (1983, starring Ed Harris and Kathy Baker). Shepard returned to Magic in 2000 to direct the world premiere of his new work The Late Henry Moss, starring Sean Penn, Woody Harrelson, and Cheech Marin. (more...)

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