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by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The 5th annual Asian World Film Festival has selected over 25 films that have qualified for Best International Feature Film competition at one or both of Hollywood's major award events, the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Halloween has arrived! On this spookiest of days, we are shining a spotlight on some of the creepiest characters of musical theatre past. From chilling to thrilling, outright maniacal to downright diabolical, check out who made out list below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program kicks off its 2019-2020 season with Shakespeare's classic The Merchant of Venice. Directed by Broadway theatre critic and Artistic Director of Shakespeare Academy @ Stratford Sara Holdren, this timeless story runs November 6th - 16th in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square. The cast includes Alex Brightwell, Conor Canning, Kasey Connolly, Comfort Dolo, Gregory James, Abdul Seidu, Courtney Stennett, and Elisabeth A. Yancey. General admission tickets can be purchased at 216.241.6000 or clevelandplayhouse.com.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
ZACH Theatre announces the full cast for Austin's most rockin' holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol returning to The Topfer at ZACH for the sixth year November 20a?"December 29, 2019 with exciting new songs and new cast members in addition to returning favorites under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley. MARC POUHE stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and ZACH's soon-to-be Janis Joplin this season, Tony-nominated MARY BRIDGET DAVIES as Ghost of Christmas Present.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of Kevin Artigue's SHEEPDOG, a love story that investigates the blurred lines between duty and passion in the face of police brutality, directed by Wardell Julius Clark.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock has unveiled a striking companion video for his recently released single, “Sunday Never Comes.” The clip – directed by award-winning Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan (Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts) – is streaming now at Hitchcock's official YouTube channel.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 30, 2019
Oh what a celebration we'll have today because it's the sixteenth anniversary of Wicked, which opened at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre on October 30, 2003. We're helping our fellow Ozians rejoicify by looking back at what the show's original cast has been up to since leaving the smash hit, including Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Norbert Leo Butz, and more. Check it all out!
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock has unveiled a striking companion video for his recently released single, “Sunday Never Comes.” The clip – directed by award-winning Australian filmmaker Jeremy Dylan (Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts) – is streaming now at Hitchcock's official YouTube channel.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 9, 2019
The London Based singer and comic does a four night sit down at Pangea with some of the most blisteringly hilarious laid back stand up around.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Bell and Spells is a spectacular and entertaining alternative Christmas show from the extraordinary imaginations of Victoria Thierrée Chaplin and Aurélia Thierrée. Following a European tour, this is the London premiere of the show, which was shared as a work in progress during the Coronet International Festival in 2017.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 8, 2019
The revue NEW YORK: BIG CITY SONGBOOK may be a perfect musical guide for tourists, but anyone who loves NYC is going to love this show in residence at famed Birdland nightclub.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Aisha Jackson and Alyssa Fox of Broadway's Frozen continue their campaign for Gun Reform after a successful concert November 4th at Middle Collegiate Church. The Broadway stars treated a packed house of concertgoers with roof raising vocal selections. The night was featured speeches from activists, Broadway performers, and representatives from Mom's Deman Action. Donations are still being accepted until Monday November 11, 2019.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Craft Recordings is proud to announce the launch of its very first podcast, Prestige 70—a limited series that salutes the legacy and spirit of the venerable jazz label Prestige Records. Produced as part of the label's 70th-anniversary celebrations, Prestige 70 features intimate conversations between acclaimed musicians, composers and producers, and host Scott Goldman—who, as the longtime moderator of the GRAMMY® Museum Public Programs Series, has interviewed hundreds of iconic figures in music. Through the lens of contemporary artists, Prestige 70 not only looks back at the musicians and recordings that made the label so important but also looks to the future, as a new generation continues the tradition of redefining and pushing the boundaries of jazz.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
MEASURE FOR MEASURE, directed by LA Williams. MEASURE FOR MEASURE will begin its run at The Public on Monday, November 18, following a three-week tour to correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and community centers. The production will have an official press opening on Friday, November 22.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Bryce Pinkham gives us a lesson on Robert F. Kennedy.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The ribbit-ing return of Ensemble Theatre's first commissioned family-friendly musical, The Frog Princess, leaps to the stage December 4, 2019-January 4, 2020. This musical spin on the beloved classic Russian fairy tale celebrates the beauty within each of us and receives a contemporary twist by local creative team Joseph McDonough (playwright) and David Kisor (composer and lyricist). This year's production is the first time it will have appeared on the ETC stage in twelve years. With an revitalized script, intricate costumes, and a lavish set, The Frog Princess is holiday fun for the entire family! Directed by D. Lynn Meyers.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The 5TH Annual ASIAN WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (AWFF) kicks off with a screening of the new Warner Bros. film JUST MERCY following an awards presentation ceremony honoring actress Nancy Kwan (Flower Drum Song/The World of Suzie Wong) with the AWFF Lifetime Achievement Award.  In addition, the AWFF American Red Cross/Tiffany Circle Courage to Dream Award will be awarded to film director, Lena Kahn. Additional honors awarded to actor Hiroyuki Sanada with the Snow Leopard Outstanding Cinematic Achievement Award, and Tiffany Chu for 2019 SNOW LEOPARD RISING STAR Award. The 2019 AWFF jury members will be presented by Jury President Ms. Meryem Uzerli.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Virginia Film Festival made another serious  Autumn splash in Central Virginia last weekend, entertaining, challenging, and delighting enthusiastic audiences in Charlottesville with a deep and diverse program that combined projected award season favorites with new discoveries with features, documentaries, and shorts from around the world a?" and welcoming more than 100 filmmakers to share their work, their stories, and their inspiration
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Riding the momentum of “an incredible 2019” (E! News), multi-PLATINUM selling performer Brett Young shares details today for his headlining THE CHAPTERS TOUR. Hitting nearly 30 cities on the trek throughout the U.S. and Canada, Young will bring his “big stage presence” to a “die-hard audience” (OC Register) beginning in January. Featuring special guest Matt Ferranti, tickets go on sale starting Friday, Nov. 8 at 10am local time at BrettYoungMusic.com. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
DCINY brings the North American premiere of a?oeMiserere: Songs of Mercy and Redemptiona??, Sir Karl Jenkins' new work for soloists, choir and orchestra to Carnegie Hall. A special highlight of the program is the 20th anniversary of a?oeThe Armed Man, A Mass For Peacea??, a work, composed in 1999 and performed over 2500 times since then. A film produced by Hefin Owen will accompany a?oeThe Armed Mana??.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
ZACH Theatre presents Austin's most rockin' holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol returning to The Topfer at ZACH for the sixth year November 20-December 29, 2019 with exciting new songs and new cast members in addition to returning favorites under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Dave Steakley.
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
AARP The Magazine today announced the nominees for the upcoming 19th Annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, with A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Bombshell, Little Women, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Farewell, The Irishman, and The Two Popes contending for Best Picture/Best Movie for Grownups category. For nearly two decades, AARP's MFG program has championed movies for grownups, by grownups, by advocating for the 50-plus audience, fighting industry ageism, and encouraging films that resonate with older viewers. Annette Bening will receive the esteemed Movies for Grownups® Career Achievement Award.
by TV News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
GARZA, the solo project of Rob Garza (half of the pioneering electronic outfit, Thievery Corporation) has released his debut EP Where the Moon Hides on Magnetic Moon Records. 'This EP and project started with the intent of writing for other artists. As the project started to evolve, it grew into a collaborative experience working with younger singers, writers and producers. Letting the music lead the way, it opened into different forms, genres and sounds with a more modern electronic edge,' Garza says. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Smuin Contemporary Ballet comes to Mountain View with Dance Series 1, a stunning program featuring three extraordinary works by established and rising choreographers. The music of country icon Johnny Cash comes alive in The Man in Black, an acclaimed work for three men and a woman, danced in cowboy boots.
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
 Country music recording artist Wayne Ray Chavis is set to release a Christmas album, 'XMAS TITHES,' Friday, for fans around the world.
by Michael Dale - Nov 25, 2019
In 1979 a strike by the New Orleans Police Department led to the city's official cancellation of that year's public Mardi Gras celebration. The people of New Orleans had something else in mind.
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2019
Mobile Unit's production of MEASURE FOR MEASURE opens today, Friday, November 22. Directed by LA Williams, the free sit-down run of MEASURE FOR MEASURE follows a three-week tour to correctional facilities, homeless shelters, social service organizations, and community centers in all five boroughs. MEASURE FOR MEASURE will run in the Shiva Theater through Sunday, December 8.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Due to popular demand, The Marsh Berkeley announces that it has extended Living the Shuffle, a one-man rollercoaster-ride through the ups and downs of show business. Renowned actor/director Robert Townsend has worked with Hollywood icons like Beyoncé, Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman, James Earl Jones, and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Central Works 2020 Celebratory 30th Season begins February 15 and runs through November 15, 2020 featuring 4 new world premieres plays.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Sadler Vaden is set to return with Anybody Out There? on March 6, 2020 via Dirty Mag Records / Thirty Tigers. The highly anticipated follow-up to his 2016 self-titled debut, Anybody Out There? was self-produced by Vaden, engineered by longtime collaborator (and multi-platinum producer) Paul Ebersold, and mastered by Grammy Award-winner Richard Dodd. The 10-song set sees the acclaimed instrumentalist at his most adventurous with melody-driven tracks backed by supersized electric guitar and hook-savvy songwriting that deals with the challenges of creating a true human connection in a modern, technology-obsessed world.
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Nada Surf has announced the release of their long-awaited new LP, NEVER NOT TOGETHER, arriving via Barsuk on February 7. It's the band's ninth studio recording -- their first in almost four years -- and is heralded by the crashing new single, “Something I Should Do,” which is accompanied by a new video and is available now for streaming and download. NEVER NOT TOGETHER is available for pre-order now.
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Light in the Attic Records commemorates the 40th anniversary of Donnie & Joe Emerson's Dreamin' Wild, the private press album that hit the mainstream, garnering considerable acclaim and notoriety since its original release in 1979, and subsequent reissue in 2011 by Light In The Attic. The brothers have recently become cult favorites thanks in large part to the hypnotic allure of “Baby,” a song that has been covered by Ariel Pink & Dâm-Funk (released as part of LITA's Cover Series) and featured in a number of films and TV shows, including a prominent placement in the most recent season of the critically acclaimed HBO series,Big Little Lies. The unlikely story of the rock'n'roll farmer boys from rural Washington State is set for a big screen adaptation, helmed by Oscar-winning producer Jim Burke(Green Book) and producer/writer/director Bill Pohlad (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave, The Tree of Life).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT's production of Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE on Monday, November 18. Directed by LA Williams, the free sit-down run of MEASURE FOR MEASURE follows a three-week tour to the five boroughs that brought Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts. MEASURE FOR MEASURE will run through Sunday, December 8 with an official press opening on Friday, November 22.
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Ida Mae have announced the upcoming release of their Live In Memphis EP. Widely acclaimed for their performances - including sets this year at Bonnaroo and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Ida Mae's choice to document their onstage prowess with a live record is a natural one. The Live in Memphis EP will be released on January 24th.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 14, 2019
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory have a lot of fun with their London transfer of Shakespeare's battle of the sexes, but not every decision pays off and they need to be more sympathetic to the unique pros and cons of this remarkable venue.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Pittsburgh Public Theater continues its 45th anniversary season with the Pittsburgh premiere of School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play. A smash hit Off-Broadway last year, the play was written by Jocelyn Bioh, a first generation American whose parents emigrated from Ghana in West Africa. Directed by Kenyan native Shariffa Ali, School Girls runs November 7 - December 8, 2019 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600, go to ppt.org, or visit the Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Bostonian Society is joining forces with Brown Art Ink, a nomadic community incubator, on a series of public programs aiming to advance the tradition of public oration as a tool of civic action. Participants in these workshops will be led by local artists in exercises to develop original orations to highlight issues important to their own communities.
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Ovation, America's only arts network, has acquired the non-exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for select seasons in a multi-title deal with all3media international. The deal is for seasons 7 and 8 of Travel Man (8 x '30, 1 x 60' Christmas special), seasons 7 to 11 of Midsomer Murders (38 x 120'), and two seasons of Gordon's Great Escape (7x60'). The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP Programming and Production, Ovation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which is entering its 85th year, today announced the casts for the 2020 season, featuring some of the most beloved performers from OSF's history alongside newcomers from around the country. OSF is one of the most prominent theatre companies across the nation that have joined the Jubilee, a yearlong nationwide commitment by theatres to feature work generated by those who have traditionally been excluded from or marginalized by the theatre industry. Five Shakespeare plays staged as four productions, alongside two new plays inspired by him, take the Festival's stages in 2020. Two more commissions from OSF's multi-decade commissioning program American Revolutions: the United States History Cycle will also premiere.
by Kristen Morale - Nov 11, 2019
Presented by Two Tough Broads, directed by Joe John Battista and now in performances at the historic Theater for the New City, A Life In the Rye is truly an inspirational piece of theater that not only brings new life to J.D. Salinger's own story, but does so in a way that brings such dimensionality to a brilliant yet troubled life. One hundred years after the author's birth and following the opening of an exhibit at the New York Public Library to commemorate Salinger's life and work, Solnik's play is an unbiased and beautifully-crafted ode to this man that shows both the playwright's admiration as it does the truthful complexity of Salinger's life.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The team that brought you The Gruffalo's Child, SPOT and The 13-91 Storey Treehouse fun over the last few years are back with two wonderful school holiday offerings for the whole family this December!
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Today, on Mose Allison's birthday, Fat Possum Records releases two newly-recorded Allison tracks from IF YOU'RE GOING TO  THE CITY:  A Tribute To Mose Allison, out November 29. Pixies vocalist Frank Black has recorded 'Numbers on Paper,' while punk icon Iggy Pop puts his spin on the title track. IF YOU'RE GOING TO THE CITY also benefits Sweet Relief, which assists musicians in need. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
YBN Cordae will play the Fox Theatre on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. and the show will start at 9 p.m. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15.
by Jade Kops - Nov 10, 2019
Rita Kalnejais (Playwright) FIRST LOVE IS THE REVOLUTION is bought to life with Lee Lewis' (Director) delightful interpretation of a delightful bizarre love story.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
One of the 50 Best Stand Up Comics according to Rolling Stone magazine, Margaret Cho brings her gusty and uproarious humor to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Friday, November 15 at 8pm with her Fresh Off The Bloat Tour, part of Barts Tree Service Comedy Series. Cho could be called the Queen of all Media, having conquered the worlds of film, television, books, music and theater. She has five Grammy Award nominations (two for music albums, a?oeCho Dependenta?? and a?oeAmerican Mytha??) and one Emmy nod for her groundbreaking work on a?oe30 Rock.a?? Media sponsor is WFUV.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The Fire This Time Festival, the destination for early career and emerging playwrights from the African diaspora, announces its 2020 dates. The 14-day festival, presented in collaboration with FRIGID New York, which annually honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place from January 20 to February 2, 2020. This year, seven commissioned dramatists will be presented in repertoire as part of the annual celebration held at the Kraine Theater in the East Village.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Knife Edge Productions is pleased to announce their next production, Neil LaBute's In a Dark Dark House. The play runs December 6 - 21 with opening night slated for December 10 at A.R.T/New York Theatres. In a Dark Dark House is directed by the company's Resident Theatre Director, Sam Helfrich.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
London-based rock soloist Drew Davies has shared his single 'Mrs. Taylor' set for release on 1 November lifted from his upcoming debut EP via AD1. The track has just premiered via Pure Grain Audio. The EP was mixed by Steve Honest (Oasis, Eurythmics) and mastered by John Webber (David Bowie, Super Furry Animals). Davies has been featured by the likes of Clash Magazine, Atwood Magazine and Music News amongst others. He has seen radioplay from BBC Radio York's Introducing with Jericho Keys, BBC Wales, Radio X, and as a previous member of The Mercy House, the band saw support from Kerrang, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, MTV and BBC Radio 6 and Radio X. He has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, had music featured on the Rock Band video game, played Download Festival, London's Scala and the iconic Troubadour. He has toured UK and Europe extensively as a member of various bands and played Bloodstock, Download Festival, El Kanina Rock Festival (Spain), London's Troubadour, and opened for Biohazard at a sold out Scala show.