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RosettaBooks Releases William Manchester's Two JFK Chronicles on eBook
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

RosettaBooks adds to its William Manchester catalog with the ebook releases of Portrait of a President and One Brief Shining Moment. (more...)

Kumu Kahua Theatre Throws Fundraiser for The ARTS at Marks Garage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Kumu Kahua Theatre is coming to the rescue of their neighbor, The ARTS at Marks Garage by offering a mini-fundraiser evening of murder, mystery, food, drinks and theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA and More! (more...)

Mark Vincent Sings Mario Lanza & The Classics Across Australia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions is proud to announce Mark Vincent in Concert paying tribute to great Hollywood legend and one of the most influential classical singers of the modern era, Mario Lanza. (more...)

Stephen Costello's Paris Opera Debut Kicks Off Full Season Of Firsts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Stephen Costello, having "risen rapidly to claim a place among the world's best tenors" (Daily Express, UK), steps up his European presence in the coming season. September sees the Tucker Award-winning tenor make his Paris Opera debut with his first German-language account of Camille in The Merry Widow. (more...)

BWW Review: SING, SING, SWING Along With Servant Stage Company
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 22, 2017

Wally Calderon directs a revue of Forties era jazz, pop and swing classics that keep the joint jumping. (more...)

RDT and Utah Film Center present MR. GAGA at the Rose Wagner, 9/20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Repertory Dance Theatre, the nation's premiere modern dance repertory company, is excited to partner with Utah Film Center to present the showing of 'Mr. Gaga,' a film about the director of Batsheva Dance Company and the innovative mind behind the Gaga Movement Language, on September 20 at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for the 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Denny Strickland's 'We Don't Sleep' Video Spends 3 Weeks On Top of CMT 12 Pack Countdown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Hot country newcomer Denny Strickland spends three weeks at No. 1 on CMT's 12 Pack Countdown. “We Don't Sleep” is the first single off Strickland's debut album California Dreamin, released earlier this summer. (more...)

Chick Corea Joins Lang Lang as Featured Soloists for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Carnegie Hall today announced that legendary jazz artist Chick Corea will join world-renowned pianist Lang Lang as featured soloists at Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala concert on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces 10th Anniversary CLDP Resident Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

THE LONE BELLOW Returns to the Lincoln this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Southern-born, indie-folk group The Lone Bellow has created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, and heavy metal thunder, but at its heart, they are about harmony-voices united in a lone bellow. (more...)

Bleachers, Khalid and Cardi B to Perform on the MTV VMA Pre-Show; Song of Summer Nominees Announced
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

MTV today announced that Bleachers, Khalid and Cardi B will perform live from the red carpet at the 2017 “MTV VMA Pre-Show” outside of the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27th at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beth Leavel, Judith Light and Chad Kimball Join Frank DiLella at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the 14th episode of 'Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella' on Monday, August 21. Frank's Very Special Guests were Beth Leavel (currently starring in Bandstand), Chad Kimball (currently starring in Come From Away) and Judith Light (currently starring on television in 'Transparent.') Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Poster Revealed for BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, Starring Vince Vaughn
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The poster art has been revealed for the upcoming movie BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, starring Vince Vaughn. (more...)

Joneal Joplin to Lead Shakespeare in the Streets' BLOW, WINDS; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Local step company, The Gentlemen of Vision, and a 60-person choir whose members represent area churches and high schools, will take to the stage with professional actors, including Joneal Joplin, and St. Louis residents when rehearsals begin this week for the sixth annual Shakespeare in the Streets' production titled, Blow, Winds, a play artfully adapted from William Shakespeare's King Lear.  (more...)

Dan Goggin and Robert Lorick's JOHNNY MANHATTAN Musical to Premiere in Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

More than 40 years after its creation, Dan Goggin and Robert Lorick's musical, Johnny Manhattan, will have its world premiere at the Meadow Brook Theatre (378 Meadow Brook Road) in Rochester, Michigan. (more...)

Morgan Freeman to Be Honored with 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Morgan Freeman – Academy Award® winning actor, producer, voice actor and activist – has been named the 54th recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (more...)

John Lee Hooker to be Celebrated with Career-Spanning Box Set
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Craft Recordings, the Catalog division of Concord Bicycle Music, is proud to announce the release of King Of The Boogie, a career-spanning retrospective, honoring blues icon John Lee Hooker. (more...)

G.W. Mullins Speaks to the Dead and Talks About After Death Communication in His Book, 'Messages from the Other Side'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

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Cory Whitton Joins Anderson & Vreeland as Account Manager
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

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OAndrew Rayel featuring Angelika Vee, 'Never Let Me Go' (Armind) Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Exceptional. Remarkable. Universal. Andrew Rayel is the rare creative talent whose innate musical intuition can neither be duplicated nor faked. (more...)

BWW Review: LOST WEST END VINTAGE, Stage Door Records
by Nicky Sweetland - Aug 22, 2017

There's such a rich history of musical theatre in London. World renowned, the West End has become a place of pilgrimage for the stagey community. But if you would like to understand better the heritage of the theatrical community and find out the origins of some of the biggest and most famous shows in the world, the new Lost West End Vintage album is a good starting point. (more...)

National Theatre to Take Over River Stage for Bank Holiday Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

This weekend The River Stage Festival comes to an end with a jam-packed bank holiday weekend of music, performance and workshops from the National Theatre all completely FREE. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for DEATH OF A SALESMAN at Ford's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and the design team for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman," directed by Stephen Rayne. (more...)

The Sibelius Academy and Juilliard School Team for FINLAND 100 in Helsinki, Stockholm & NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

One of the most high profile events in 'Finland 100,' the year-long celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Finland's independence, is a collaboration between two of the world's top performing arts universities, The Juilliard School of New York and the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki - both consistently included in the top ten such institutions in the QS World University Rankings. (more...)

Mike Potts to Step Down as Resident Musical Director of Williams Street Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Resident Musical Director Mike Potts has announced he is stepping down from his position with Williams Street Repertory after six years at Raue Center For The Arts. (more...)

St. Bride's Church to Host An Evening of Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Prepare to be moved by the beauty of music when St Bride's Church hosts An Evening of Opera this autumn. (more...)

Guitarist H Allan Rocks Debut Single 'Stiletto Heels'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The wannabe rocker never would have imagined that one day he would release a cover version of a tune by smooth jazz sax star Richard Elliot as his debut single, but that's what will happen on Monday when his version of “Stiletto Heels” goes for radio adds. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Metropolitan Room Crowns New MetroStar Emily Ellet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

It's reigning Em! Last night, Monday August 21, the actress and singer Emily Ellet was mobbed by her many friends and admirers in the audience when it was announced that she had eeked out a photo-finish win in one of the most competitive MetroStar contests in years. Her outstanding mini-set, in which she delivered a dazzingly original interpretation of the '80s disco anthem 'It's Raining Men,' put her ahead of the other four MetroStar finalists, each of whom delivered nearly flawless performances. Scroll down for photos from the final! (more...)

Netflix Shares First Look at JERRY BEFORE SEINFELD, Debuting 9/19
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

What was he like before the show about nothing? Find out September 19 when Jerry Seinfeld makes his Netflix debut with the original stand-up special JERRY BEFORE SEINFELD, (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, September 11, 2017
by - Aug 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, September 11, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Monday, September 11, 2017
by - Aug 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Monday, September 11, 2017! (more...)

Shakespeare, Musicals, Premieres and More to Explore Free Will at Stratford Festival in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

For the Stratford Festival's 2018 season, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has chosen 12 productions that explore the theme of Free Will. (more...)

Keeping Up with Daveed Diggs: Five Upcoming Projects You Should Know About
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 22, 2017

Daveed Diggs stole the hearts of audiences when he leapt into the spotlight in the original cast of 'Hamilton.' Earning instant acclaim and nabbing a Tony for Best Performance by a Featured actor in a musical, the Oakland-born rapper shot to stardom throughout his run as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit hip hop history lesson. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for PRISM, Starring Robert Lindsay, at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Terry Johnson's delightfully witty and poignant new play Prism, based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff. (more...)

New Sci-Fi Thriller MINDHACK Premieres at Frightfest
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Film Mode Entertainment is pleased to announce the 2017 FRIGHTFEST Premiere of Sci-Fi Thriller MINDHACK: #savetheworld. The film stars Spencer Locke (TARZAN), Faran Tahir (IRON MAN), Scott Mechlowicz (DEMONIC) and Chris Mason (BETWEEN TWO WORLDS) and is commercial director Royce Gorsuch's feature directorial debut. (more...)

Environmental Lights Promotes Keith Zeber to Vice President of Sales
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

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BWW Interview: Robert J. Sherman Talks A SPOONFUL OF SHERMAN
by Cindy Marcolina - Aug 22, 2017

Songwriter Robert J. Sherman just ended a run of his latest show A Spoonful of Sherman at Live at Zedel. He discusses the genesis of the cabaret and his family's musical heritage. (more...)

Paisley Park Announces MUSICOLOGY Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced the nine finalists for the special four-day Battle of the Bands event, titled MUSICOLOGY – Summer 2017, to be held August 31st through September 3rd at Paisley Park.  The unique live performance event will highlight “Real Music By Real Musicians” – an ethos Prince consistently championed through his life, creative works and incendiary live performances.  The finalists are: Cosmos (Seattle, WA), iLLism (Minneapolis, MN), Pho (Minneapolis. MN), The Nightowls (Austin, TX), Black Alley (Washington, DC), Le'Asha Julius (New York, NY), Anonymous Da Band (Atlanta, GA), Radiochurch (Minneapolis, MN) and Purple Funk Metropolis (Minneapolis, MN).  The groups were selected from an open pool of video submissions entered via Paisley Park's official Facebook page between July 7th – 31st. (more...)

Theatre Gargantua Celebrates 25th Anniversary with World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Toronto's acclaimed Theatre Gargantua (TG) proudly presents the world premiere of its newest production Reflector, conceived and directed by Jacquie P.A. Thomas, written by Michael Spence and developed with an award-winning cast and creative team. Reflector opens as the highlight of Theatre Gargantua's 25th Anniversary Season on Friday November 3 (with a preview on November 2) and runs to Saturday November 18 in the Mainspace at Theatre Passe Muraille. Tickets are on sale today, August 22. Reflector explores how a single photograph can blaze humanity into acts of courage, generosity and understanding, and why certain images stand out in a world of 2.5 billion cameras. (more...)

Starz Developing New 'Black Samaurai' Series Starring Common
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Starz announced today it is developing the action-drama series under the working title 'Black Samurai' with Jerry Bruckheimer Television starring Academy Award(R) winner Common (John Wick 2, Suicide Squad, Selma), who will also executive produce under his Freedom Road Productions banner. Wu-Tang Clan's RZA (Kill Bill 1 & 2, American Gangster, 'Gang Related') and Mitchell Diggs will also executive produce for Wu Films. (more...)

On Sale at bergenPAC This Friday: Michael McDonald, So You Think You Can Dance and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: So You Think You Can Dance on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.; Michael McDonald on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at 8 p.m.; David Caserta's Haunted Illusions on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at 3 p.m.; Disney's Moana Sing-Along on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.; Disney's Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.; B-The Underwater Bubble Show on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at 2 & 5 p.m.; Disney's Frozen Sing-Along on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 1 & 4 p.m.; Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1 & 4 p.m.; Curious George Live on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1 & 4 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at 11 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

Disney's A GOOFY MOVIE Comes to El Capitan, 8/25- 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Tickets are now on sale at www.elcapitantickets.com, by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (347-6396) and at The El Capitan Theatre box office, for the 1995 original Disney "A GOOFY MOVIE," featured at The El Capitan Theatre  August 25 to September 4, 2017. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ¡Mayday!'s SEARCH PARTY TOUR Kick-Off Explodes Miami
by Trevor Durham - Aug 22, 2017

The Search Party Tour is an end-of-summer highlight to keep things strange. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KNIVES IN HENS at the Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

David Harrower's haunting and poetic thriller established Him as one of the UK's leading contemporary playwrights. Knives in Hens opens tonight 22 August 2017 at the Donmar Warehouse, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Josh Gates Hosts Travel Channel's Special Event Series EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: HUNT FOR EXTRATERRESTRIALS
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

It is mankind's eternal question: are we alone in the universe? Adventurer and explorer Josh Gates sets off on a 50,000-mile, multi-continent quest to find the answer in Travel Channel's spellbinding four-week special event, EXPEDITION UNKNOWN: HUNT FOR EXTRATERRESTRIALS, beginning Wednesday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre presents World Premiere of Erin Mallon's THE NET WILL APPEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

???????Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, continues its 2017 season with a world premiere from NJ playwright Erin Mallon, which stars film, TV, and stage actor Richard Masur. The Net Will Appear is a heartwarming comedy of an unlikely friendship between the feisty 9-year-old Rory and her septuagenarian neighbor Bernard. (more...)

Chris Hansen Returns to Investigation Discovery for New Season of KILLER INSTINCT
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Emmy Award-winning journalist Chris Hansen returns to America's leading true-crime network Investigation Discovery (ID) for the third season of KILLER INSTINCT WITH CHRIS HANSEN. (more...)

World's Greatest Flautist EMMANUEL PAHUD Returns to Australia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

???????Fourteen years after his debut with the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) the man regarded as the world's greatest living flute player, Emmanuel Pahud, will return to Australia for a national concert tour with the ACO from 30 September to 13 October. (more...)

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