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by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018
SHOWTIME has released a provocative first look at its new comedy series BLACK MONDAY, starring and executive produced by Emmy® nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Don Cheadle and starring two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy® winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). The series was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad), who will also executive produce, directed the pilot. Watch the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
BERTOUX Brandy, a new premium brandy from California, today announces its launch in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco in Fall 2018. A blend of pot-distilled brandies aged 3 to 7 years, BERTOUX Brandy is designed to shine in classic and modern cocktails, like the Sidecar, and sets the stage for next-generation brandy drinks. BERTOUX Brandy will be available at leading mixology-driven bars and restaurants, as well as notable independent retailers (SRP $45; 40% ABV/750ml).
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2018
Get all the scoop on Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC on Tuesday, September 18, 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday, September 22 as part of Smithsonian magazine's 14th Annual Museum Day. The national celebration represents a commitment to access, equity and inclusion at cultural institutions nationwide. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2018
Writers, producers, and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to executive produce a single-camera comedy project currently in the works at NBC, according to Variety.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
 Inspirational music “It Girl” Koryn Hawthorne continues to shatter records as a new artist, making history as the first female artist to hold the #1 position on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart for 26 weeks with her energizing single, “Won't He Do It,” remaining #1 on the latest chart (for the week of September 15, 2018). Hawthorne's chart-topping success surpasses the previous record of 25 weeks set in 2013 by Tamela Mann with “Take Me to the King.” 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
Six new works will have their East Coast premieres October 23-28, when the world-renowned San Francisco Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center with selections from its acclaimed Unbound: A Festival of New Works. Presented over two programs and seven performances, the engagement presents familiar and new choreographers to D.C. audiences whose critically acclaimed new work displays the company's remarkable depth of artistry. The Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra will accompany the performances. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
From creating hand-drawn war maps and hand-carved colonial candlesticks to producing a live flame on stage as Eliza Hamilton burns her husband's letters, Props Master Jay Duckworth is the man behind the magic of Broadway's smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018
To honor its 100-year-history of being in the kitchen of confident female cooks, Contadina which is Italian for "woman in the field" is celebrating 100 years of women in the culinary field.
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2018
SHOWTIME has unveiled the official trailer for its new comedy series BLACK MONDAY on the 31st anniversary of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street, dubbed "Black Monday." The series stars and is executive produced by Emmy® nominated and Golden Globe winning actor Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy® winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). Paul Scheer (The League) also stars. BLACK MONDAY was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who will serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) are executive producers and directed the pilot. The 10-episode series will premiere on Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. To watch and share the trailer for BLACK MONDAY, go to: https://youtu.be/G2u4nCtyBCo.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
From creating hand-drawn war maps and hand-carved colonial candlesticks to producing a live flame on stage as Eliza Hamilton burns her husband's letters, Props Master Jay Duckworth is the man behind the magic of Broadway's smash hit Hamilton: An American Musical.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 17, 2018
Those who lived through the World War II years will certainly recognize the name of ambitious and charismatic J. Robert Oppenheimer, the Berkeley-trained scientist who found himself called upon to spearhead the largest scientific undertaking in all of human history: the Manhattan Project and the creation of the Atomic bomb which the United States government believed would bring about a swift end to World War II. And although it did that, what was the cost on those involved with the project or subjected to its first tests without proper protection from the released radiation, as well as those in Hiroshima and Nagasaki when the bombs were exploded over those cities. Was it even wise to develop the ability to split atoms given how the world has changed since then or the threat of total annihilation which hangs over us daily?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
The new SHOWTIME comedy BLACK MONDAY is adding to its guest star lineup with Emmy®and two-time Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern (Big Love), Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) and Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night Live, Glow) signing on, along with Julie Hagerty (Airplane, Instant Family), Vanessa Bell Calloway (SHAMELESS, Saints & Sinners), Tim Russ (iCarly) and Jason Michael Snow (Book of Mormon). The 10-episode series is executive produced and stars Emmy® nominated and Golden Globe® winning actor Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony® Award nominee and Grammy® winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). Paul Scheer (The League) also stars. Creators David Caspe (Happy Endings)and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl) serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad) are executive producers and directed the pilot. Currently in production, BLACK MONDAY will premiere in January.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics (including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Freeway Of Love, Ain't No Way, Jump To It), and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen. Bernard Purdy, who played in Ms. Franklin's band through the years, will be the musical director for Ms. Dash for these performances.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018
Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics (including Respect, Chain Of Fools, Freeway Of Love, Ain't No Way, Jump To It), and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen. Bernard Purdy, who played in Ms. Franklin's band through the years, will be the musical director for Ms. Dash for these performances.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
NBC Sports will present Racing Roots: Featuring Bubba Wallace, a 30-minute special chronicling the rookie driver's journey to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, this Saturday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Racing Roots will air immediately following NBC's NASCAR Cup Series qualifying coverage from Talladega Superspeedway.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
Forget wine dogma! JMZ Production's new documentary film "Wine Diamonds: Uncorking America's Heartland" explores the difficulties and excitement of creating a new wine region in the Heartland and rewrites wine making history in the process.
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
MTV today revealed it will join forces with award-winning activist and humanitarian Eddie Ndopu to follow his monumental voyage as the first physically disabled person to travel into space. Ndopu is leading a groundbreaking campaign to deliver a powerful message to the UN General Assembly on behalf of young people everywhere who have ever felt excluded by society. The announcement was made ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd. The untitled project will begin production in 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
In the summer of 1993 renowned composer and jazz pianist Roy Budd's score for Rupert Julian's classic 1920s silent film The Phantom of the Opera was to set be performed in London. Then he had a brain haemorrhage. Nearly a quarter of a century later his widow, Sylvia, fulfilled his dream and Budd's masterpiece score to the 1925 Phantom of the Opera was performed at the London Coliseum on 08 October 2017, featuring the 77-piece orchestra. The performance received a resoundingly positive response from critics and audience alike.
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 20, 2018
Lorin Latarro talks about working on WAITRESS, and what make it so irresistible - like those pies Jenna is always baking. Playing through December 2nd, www.broadwaysd.com
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
 Chart topper Koryn Hawthorne releases a newly-recorded single with “This Christmas (Live),” available now at all digital music providers.  Delivering a soaring festive live performance of the cherished modern Christmas classic, Hawthorne recorded “This Christmas (Live)” at Skyville Live in Nashville, TN.  Her performance is from The Soul & Spirit of Christmas taping, airing on getTV on Friday, November 23rd at 8 pm ET.  The track is produced by renowned award-winning producers/composers Wally Wilson (Joan Baez, Amy Grant, Blake Shelton, Trisha Yearwood) and Kenny Greenberg (Joan Baez, Etta James, Josh Turner, Matthew West).  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019
TheatreSquared (T2) Artistic Director Robert Ford and Executive Director Martin Miller today announced the 2019/20 TheatreSquared Season, a yearlong lineup of acclaimed new plays staged in the company's architecturally significant new home. Season packages are on sale today, with seven-play packages starting at $110 by phone at (479) 777-7477 or online at theatre2.org/subscribe.
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2019
Cardi B has released her new video for her latest single, “Please Me” with Bruno Mars. The Bruno Mars and Florent Dechard directed “Please Me” video is streaming now on Cardi B's official YouTube channel and is available at all DSPs and streaming services. Additionally, “Please Me” debuted at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Tulsa Opera concludes its 2018-19 season this May with performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni, featuring American-born, Germany-based transgender baritone Lucia Lucas in the title role, which marks her main-stage U.S. operatic debut and role debut. Performances take place at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center on Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 2:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
The University Press of Kentucky has partnered with Kentucky Humanities on its new statewide literacy project, Kentucky Reads: All the King's Men. The program will use Robert Penn Warren's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to guide a statewide conversation on contemporary populism and political discourse and their relationship to journalism. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Kentucky Humanities will host a series of community discussions and events centered on Warren's celebrated work and what it can teach us today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018
Fresh from her incredible performance on Tomorrowland's main stage, Alison Wonderland has revealed the full cast of stellar talent joining her for her upcoming US Tour, with Baauer, Party Favor, Elohim, Chet Porter and Bleep Bloop all in attendance.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
The Cooper Company and Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage are pleased to present one of North America's greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin' Out With BEN VEREEN for two nights, at Martinis Above Fourth on August 7 & 8 at 8pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Winner of a 2017 Grammy Award for his debut CD, "his voice…his passion for music… will take you to the heavens" (Darlene Ahuna). Kalani Pe'a's path to stardom was anything but direct: he was diagnosed with a speech impediment at age four, and his mother introduced him to singing to help him with words. He's come a long way: in 2017, following his first Na Hoku Award, he was honored by the Hawai'i State House of Representatives as a "torchbearer [recognized] for his accomplishments and continued work on behalf of Native Hawaiians." The Harris Center welcomes Kalana Pe'a in his Folsom debut.
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
The UK's biggest celebration of music, street art, skate and BMX, NASS Festival has ramped up proceedings with massive line-up additions to include 3rd headliner, legendary west coast hip-hop icons, Cypress Hill, who after making history as “the first Latino American hip-hop recording group to go platinum”and 20 million album sales under their belt, have come to be known as one of the earliest and most prolific influences of hip hop. Expect their headline set on Sunday to be filled with early hits such as “Insane In The Brain, Hits From The Bong, How I Could Just Kill A Man”.
by Ben Rimalower - Jan 25, 2019
Ben Rimalower revisits favorite musical theater recordings as he digitizes and declutters his collection. This week's spotlight is on the Original Broadway Cast CD of The Rink starring Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group have announced that Broadway's blockbuster phenomenon, Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, will continue making history with two upcoming milestones. The musical will first celebrate its 31st Anniversary this Saturday, January 26, 2019. The production is next on track to reach an unprecedented 13,000 performances in April. Both are feats achieved by no other Broadway show.
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Making history yet again, THE SIMPSONS has been renewed for its 31st and 32nd seasons on FOX, by which time, the series will have produced 713 episodes.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
“Oscars Live on the Red Carpet,” the official pre-show for the most glamorous show in Hollywood, will give viewers live access to the night's nominees, performers and presenters beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST/6:30 p.m. EST on The ABC Television Network. The red carpet festivities will be hosted by actress and television personality Maria Menounos, award-winning journalist Elaine Welteroth, supermodel Ashley Graham, and actor and singer Billy Porter. Menounos, Welteroth and Graham will interview the nominees, performers and attendees as they arrive, while Porter provides all the fashion and glamour commentary on Oscar Sunday.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, 'Full Circle', at The Loft at City Winery, NYC on Saturday, March 23 at 9:30pm.
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlantic recording artist Cardi B has announced today's release of her first new track of 2019. “Please Me” with Bruno Mars is available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Making history with their electrifying reunion at ULTRA Music Festival's 20th Anniversary event in 2018, the world's most revered electronic trio Swedish House Mafia announce their return to ULTRA with two performances at ULTRA Europe and ULTRA Korea 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Arts patrons will come together on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 for The Kennedy Center Gala Celebrating the Human Spirit, honoring philanthropists Patrick G. Ryan and Shirley W. Ryan of Chicago, and actor, producer, and humanitarian Forest Whitaker, the recipients of the 2019 Kennedy Center Award for the Human Spirit. The evening features an intimate dinner and awards presentation, a Gala Performance by Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel, and an after-party. Carol Melton and Jodie W. McLean are the co-chairs of the 2019 Kennedy Center Gala. Sponsorship and package options vary and concert-only tickets may be available; attire for the evening is cocktail; please see below for more information.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts' Kravis On Broadway series is making history-with an epic line-up of seven Broadway shows that include multiple Tony Award winners, Kravis Center debuts, and the one hit that continues to captivate the entire world more than any other show in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Ballet Sun Valley announces today that it will present the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Ballet led by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, July 5 and 7, 2019, in the Sun Valley Pavilion. This much anticipated weekend of dance will also feature an Education Program, that was developed to inspire and teach all levels of ballet to young students from around the country.
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 5, 2018
Simply stated, don't miss it. The highly anticipated world premiere of 'The Hello Girls' is now being performed at 59E59 Theaters through December 22.
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2018
SHOWTIME has released the series premiere of its new comedy BLACK MONDAY early across multiple platforms. The series stars and is executive produced by Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy® winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). Screen Actors Guild® Award winner Paul Scheer (Veep) also stars. BLACK MONDAY was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) are executive producers and directed the pilot. The premiere episode is available for free now on YouTube, Facebook and SHO.com.  The 10-episode series will premiere on Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018
TimeLine Theatre Company is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of property located at 5033-5035 North Broadway Avenue in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. The property, which encompasses a five-story, 45,120-square-foot warehouse building plus a vacant lot near the corner of Broadway and Argyle, is planned as the site of a renovated facility to house the theatre's future operations and to support and expand its mission of presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Winner of a 2017 Grammy Award for his debut CD, "his voice…his passion for music… will take you to the heavens" (Darlene Ahuna). Kalani Pe'a's path to stardom was anything but direct: he was diagnosed with a speech impediment at age four, and his mother introduced him to singing to help him with words. He's come a long way: in 2017, following his first Na Hoku Award, he was honored by the Hawai'i State House of Representatives as a "torchbearer [recognized] for his accomplishments and continued work on behalf of Native Hawaiians." The Harris Center welcomes Kalana Pe'a in his Folsom debut.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 19, 2018
According to NBC, the creators of The Prom are reaching out to Vice President Mike Pence to invite him to see the show.
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018
SHOWTIME has released the official poster and a new teaser for its upcoming comedy series BLACK MONDAY. The series stars and is executive produced by Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Don Cheadle and stars two-time Tony Award nominee and Grammy® winner Andrew Rannells (Girls) and Regina Hall (Girls Trip). Screen Actors Guild® Award winner Paul Scheer (Veep) also stars. BLACK MONDAY was created by David Caspe (Happy Endings) and Jordan Cahan (My Best Friend's Girl), who serve as executive producers and showrunners. Emmy nominees Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Preacher, Superbad, Future Man) are executive producers and directed the pilot. The 10-episode series will premiere on Sunday, January 20 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 14, 2018
Last month, Broadway baritone Norm Lewis released his latest album, THE NORM LEWIS CHRISTMAS ALBUM. Don't let the title deceive you though. While there are are great number of classic holiday tracks, there is also a healthy sprinkling of theater classics. The 18-track album reaches far and wide into the catalog of holiday standards. Lewis produced the album with Richard Jay-Alexander, with Jeremy Katz executive producing.
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2018
The seventh annual ceremony of the Women Making History Awards is hosted by the National Women's History Museum (NWHM) and its Los Angeles Regional Council. The ceremony commemorates inspiring women who are making significant field-related and global contributions. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Two giants of traditional Mexican music: Aida Cuevas, dubbed "The Queen of Mariachi," is an esteemed figure in Mexico, beloved for her devotion to traditional mariachi music and for her Grammy Award-winning mastery of its demanding vocal forms. On October 7, she pays loving tribute to the music of her dearest friend and greatest mentor - Mexico's bestselling artist of all time, Juan Gabriel, who passed in 2016 - two years ago yesterday. Ms. Cuevas, the only artist given permission by the Juan Gabriel estate to perform such a tribute, "is to Mexico what Aretha Franklin is to the United States: a powerful voice that encapsulates the essence of her nation's spirit" (Kansas City Star).
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
Brent Spiner is exiting the CW's SUPERGIRL due to scheduling issues, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
by Christian Lewis - Aug 12, 2018
I'd like to propose something worthy of 16th century Arcadia: an Ode in Praise of HEAD OVER HEELS. For those who don't know, last month a new musical, HEAD OVER HEELS, opened on Broadway. The music combines a Renaissance source text, Sir Phillip Sidney's 'The Arcadia,' with the music of the Go-Go's to create an adult fairy tale. Not only is the musical incredibly fun, hilarious, and heartwarming, but it is also incredibly important.