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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 TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Today, CocoRosie, the sister duo Sierra and Bianca Casady, announce their 7th studio album Put The Shine On, which will be released March 6th 2020 via Marathon Artists. The follow-up to their 2015 album Heartache City will be accompanied by their one-of-a-kind live shows in March/April 2020, EU dates below. The single “Smash My Head” , including a Bianca Casady-directed video is being released today as a taste of what's to come - PRE-ORDER HERE.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
The 8th Annual Key West Film Festival announces its official 2019 lineup including major fall films from Noah Baumbach and Destin Daniel Cretton. More than 115 films and V/R pieces will be shown during the 5-day festival, which runs November 20-24. Nearly half of the feature films at the festival will be Florida festival premieres.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
In honor of the one-year anniversary of their universally acclaimed sophomore LP Burnt Sugar, Florida punks Gouge Away have reworked their b-side hit “Stray.” The track flaunts the softer side of Gouge Away —  gauzy vocals, warbly guitar leads, and dreamy melodies— and today, they've unveiled their music video for the song.  The “Stray” video offers a glimpse into the life of Gouge Away on the road, where they've spent the entirety of the last year in support of Burnt Sugar.  The band comments: 'This is a project we made for ourselves that we wanted to share with you,” the band says of the track. “The music video is like a scrapbook to appreciate the opportunities we've been granted and the bands we've been able to call friends along the way. Thank you to everyone who has taken this journey with us.” 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
St. Mary Academy - Bay View, a leader in all-girls education and experiential learning, announces its fall theatrical production, 'Radium Girls,' running November 1 and 2, in the Mercy Hall Auditorium on Bay View's campus in Riverside, Rhode Island.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
TheaterWorksUSA is partnering with BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center once again to bring their high-quality family entertainment to New York City.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 25, 2019
Popular NYC Concert Series BROADWAY SINGS has been presenting an UNPLUGGED version at The Green Room 42 with some of the best voices in town, and it is worth catching
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The soprano Constance Barron will take part in the world premiere a new work by composer Laura Clayton, Queen of Heaven, Songs To Goddess Inanna with pianist Dr. Donna Coleman at this week's 2019 OutBach Festival of (Mostly) Women's Music at the San Miguel Mission in Santa Fe, NM on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2019-2020 Family Series Season: TheaterWorksUSA's Dragons Love Tacos on Saturday, November 30 at 11:00AM. Dragons Love Tacos is the second show of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2019-2020 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.
by Katie Laban - Oct 23, 2019
Raise your hand if you have ever discovered something new, Googled it, found the Wikipedia page, which then made you go off on a flurry of related topics and suddenly time has just passed by? I'll raise both hands because I'm not ashamed to say that this happens to me often. Sunday was one of those days, all thanks to the fantastic production of Silent Sky at Detroit Mercy Theatre Company who educated me on Henrietta Leavitt. The Lauren Gunderson play is the fascinating true story about the 19th century astronomer who was hired to join a group of women a?oecomputersa?? and living in an age when women could neither vote nor express an original idea. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Leavitt and her female colleagues at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that remain vital more than a century later. The simplicity and elegance of this production of Silent Sky made the importance of Gunderson's words stand out to the audience and the cast of five worked seamlessly together to bring this impactful and moving production to life. It is a brilliant piece of Michigan theatre.
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Ida Mae have released a new video for their beautifully effortless track, 'Love Is Still A Long Road.' Directed by Tom Cowles, the video features footage of husband-and-wife duo Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean as they travel across the US on tour. Ida Mae writes that ''Love Is Still A Long Road' is in some ways about us. We've existed on the road together for so long with an almost Bonnie & Clyde lifestyle….travelling alone in the car in cities and countries we never expected to see. It is kind of about being bound to one another.” 
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Just Mercy, from Warner Bros. is set to have an American premiere screening as the opening night film for the fifth annual Asian World Film Festival in Culver City at the Arclight Cinemas on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The screening will follow a red carpet opening night ceremony. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Smuin kicks off the holidays with the welcome return of The Christmas Ballet, a program featuring two acts packed to the brim with both breathtaking classical ballet and festive contemporary numbers. The beloved Bay Area tradition will bring back time-honored favorites and unveil brand new surprises set to holiday tunes and incorporating ballet, tap, jazz, and swing. The first act, Classical Christmas, features dancers costumed in snow-white ensembles performing flawless ballets celebrating the holiday season. The Cool Christmas second act brings a red-hot costume change along with a medley of lively modern numbers, including the iconic a?oeSanta Babya?? featuring a 42-foot long feather boa. a?oeSheer joya??the finest toast to the season,a?? declared the San Francisco Chronicle. The Christmas Ballet will tour the Bay Area, beginning with shows in Walnut Creek (November 22-23), continuing in Mountain View (November 29-December 1), San Francisco (December 12-23), and finishing up after Christmas in Carmel (December 28-29). Tickets ($25-$97) are available by calling the individual venues (see below for details) or visiting www.smuinballet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
New York-based alternative dream-pop duo Me Not You shared their new single 'America' on 18 October via MNY Music through a premiere on Wonderland Magazine. The track is lifted from their upcoming debut album Already Gone which will be released on 8 November. Previous single 'I Should Know Better' premiered recently on Clash Magazine, and the duo has garnered press support from a plethora of publications including Billboard, Wonderland, Stereogum, The Line Of Best Fit, Noisey, Earmilk and many others. They have racked up nearly 6 million Spotify streams and half million Soundcloud plays, and have twice hit #1 on the Hype Machine Charts. They toured alongside Gary Numan on his USA and Canada tours, including dates at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco, and the esteemed Brooklyn Steel in NYC.
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Today Wire have announced details of a new album, Mind Hive, set for release on January 24, 2020 via the band's own label pinkflag.
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Today, Destroyer release a new music video for “Crimson Tide”, the lead single from the Canadian art's forthcoming LP, Have We Met, due January 31, 2020. Pre-order now on CD, LP, and seafoam green Peak Vinyl in the Merge store, or wherever records are sold.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Organizers of the Hollywood and African Prestigious Awards has announced the African king of comedy, Michael Blackson and Hollywood actress, Vivica A. Fox as hosts of its third edition. The event which is tagged Re-telling The African Story, will hold on November 3, 2019 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, California to showcase the best of cultural heritage.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
After a successful tour of mainland Europe and earlier UK dates, Wayne Hussey of UK alternative rock legends The Mission will be playing a new wave of UK dates with London-based dark ethereal artist Evi Vine. Hussey is touring in support of his recently released autobiography 'Salad Daze'. Evi Vine is supporting her new album 'Black Light White Dark'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 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 a?" 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 TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
The Almost, the brainchild of Underoath drummer/vocalist and multi-talented artist Aaron Gillespie, have partnered with Forbes to premiere their stunning cover of U2's 'In God's Country,' along with an exclusive interview.
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Paul Dano will play The Riddler in the upcoming Batman film starring Robert Pattison, according to Deadline. This news comes after Jonah Hill and Warner Bros. backed away from talks for Hill to star as the film's villain. When the studio couldn't come to a deal with Hill, they turned to Dano.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 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??
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the first event in the 2019-2020 Family Series Season: Jamie Adkins' Circus Incognitus on Saturday, November 2 at 11:00AM. Circus Incognitus is the first show of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2019-2020 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Marsh Berkeley announces the extension of That Don Reed Show created by acclaimed comedian/playwright, Theatre Bay Area (TBA) 2018, 2017 nominee, and 2016 TBA winner Don Reed. Following a successful World Premiere run at The Marsh Berkeley, That Don Reed Show transferred to The Marsh San Francisco in September 2019. Saturday Night Live said Don was a?oetoo white,a?? while the network executive for In Living Color said he wasn't a?oeblack enough.a?? So Don created That Don Reed Showa?"his own sketch variety showa?"bringing Bay Area audiences an evening of irreverent sketches, edgy stand-up, music, and moving drama. With a little bit of improvisation and constantly evolving material, no two shows are exactly alike. Special themed and holiday performances will be offered throughout the run. That Don Reed Show will be extended October 20 a?" December 29, 2019 (specific times below) at The Marsh San Francisco, 1062 Valencia St., San Francisco. For tickets ($20-$35 sliding scale, $55-$100 reserved) or more information, the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call The Marsh Box office at 415-282-3055 (open Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
MCC Theater (Bob LuPone, Bernie Telsey, Will Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the next panel discussion as part of their a?oeLet's Talka?? series a?" a?oeAbout the Journey a?" A conversation exploring the unique stories behind the musicals of todaya?? a?" on October 19, 2019, at 5:15pm at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space (511 West 52nd Street).
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 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.