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BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WILLY WONKA to sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS announces new tour cast, and more! (more...)

Watch Trailer for New Powerful Mystery Drama RUKH
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The intriguing trailer of Eros International and Drishyam Films' next, RUKH, slated for a pan-India release on 27th October 2017, is live now. (more...)

Michael McKean Returns to Host New Season of Cooking Channel's FOOD: FACT OR FICTION?, 10/22
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Acclaimed actor Michael McKean takes viewers on a culinary journey to help unwrap the mythology and adages behind some of our favorite foods, in a new season of FOOD: FACT OR Fiction? premiering Sunday, October 22nd at 10:00pm ET/7:00pm PT on Cooking Channel. (more...)

BWW Review: INCOGNITO at Rubicon Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Sep 20, 2017

Nick Payne's acclaimed Off-Broadway smash 'Incognito' makes its West Coast debut with this thought-provoking production, staged at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura. (more...)

BALLETBOYZ present Four Premiere Dances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The International Emmy Award-winning, all-male dance company BalletBoyz are set to return to London's Sadler's Wells this autumn for the world premiere of their new show Fourteen Days before embarking on tour across the UK. The new work from the recent Rose d'Or winners has been created by four internationally celebrated choreographers, alongside four eminent and completely different composers, the new work comprises of four short pieces, and will run alongside their previously acclaimed Fallen. A coproduction with Sadler's Wells where BalletBoyz are an Associate Artist, and in association with artsdepot, Fourteen Days runs from 10th 14th October at Sadler's Wells with an Opening Night on Tuesday 10th October. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Fete Emerging Musical Theatre Writers with 'NEO 2017' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes the return of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss Stars in Short Film TOKYO PROJECT, Premiering on HBO, 10/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The short film TOKYO PROJECT, starring Elisabeth Moss ( The Handmaid's Tale, Mad Men ), Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's Girls ) and Shu Kakizawa (HBO's Girls ) debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 14 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO. (more...)

New Children's Book on Diversity is Just What the Doctor Ordered
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017


Review Roundup: BETWEEN THE LINES at Kansas City Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Based on the young adult novel by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer, BETWEEN THE LINES follows seventeen year old Delilah as she struggles through her junior year of high school. The show runs through October 1 at Kansas City Rep Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Matt Damon to Portray Con-Man Doctor in Upcoming Drama CHARLATAN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Matt Damon will take on the role of John R. Brinkley, described as 'a real-life 20th century DOCTOR WHO conned his patients into thinking that he had discovered the cure to impotence', in the upcoming drama CHARLATAN. (more...)

LA.-A-GO-GO Celebrates California's Rock, Soul and Surf Pioneers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

When the history of Los Angeles rock 'n' roll is told, bands like the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and the Doors typically are mentioned as founding fathers. As great as those bands are, many other acts have played important roles too. The inaugural LA-A-GO-GO concert shines a spotlight on some of these beloved local music heroes in a remarkable gathering happening November 4, 2017 at the Regent Theater in downtown L.A. (more...)

Russian Horror Surf Punks Messer Chups Announce 'Halloween Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Russian surf punk trio MESSER CHUPS will be flying over President Trump's imaginary wall and landing in the United States for their Halloween Howling Tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BEAUTIFUL MONSTER, Opening Tonight in NYC After UK Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Skint Productions UK's BEAUTIFUL MONSTER opens this evening at the Gene Frankel Theatre, located on 24 Bond Street. Direct from a sell-out national tour of the UK, the Manchester theatre company arrives New York for a limited engagement 19th to 24th September 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Garrison Keillor to Bring Solo Show to the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

In a solo performance, the acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion, Garrison Keillor, shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and 'late-life fatherhood.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Nick Offerman Read from A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT on Audible!
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2017

With his trademark mirth and boundless charisma, actor Nick Offerman brought the loveable shenanigans of Twain's adolescent hero to life in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Now, in yet another virtuosic performance, the actor proves that despite being separated by a span of over a century, his connection to the author and his work is undeniable and that theirs is a timeless collaboration that should not be missed. Trading in the idyllic banks of Twain's Mississippi for medieval England, Offerman regales listeners with one of American literature's foremost satires and the author's most inventive and darkly funny pieces of Fiction. (more...)

HUMAN NOISE Opens Thursday at Imago Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Fans of Raymond Carver, one of the 20th century's most vital short story writers, will be delighted to find four of his earliest works staged in HUMAN NOISE, three stories and a poem directed and choreographed by Imago Theatre's Jerry Mouawad. (more...)

Skyhorse Publishing releases a new book to explain what John Gartner, PhD says 'is psychologically wrong with Donald Trump.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017


New Episodes of STARTALK WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON Premiere on National Geographic Channel 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

STARTALK WITH NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON is back with more star power than ever! The three-time Emmy-nominated talk show returns on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 11/10c with 20 all-new episodes featuring mind-blowing conversations, scientific commentary and cosmic queries - all with a comedic punch. (more...)

Thrilling Fiction Novel Explores the Dark World of Greed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017


BWW Review: OSLO, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 18, 2017

We need more waffles in diplomacy. Or rather more personal connections to bridge those vast divides. So believed the Norwegian couple who orchestrated secret peace talks in 1993 between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization - a slice of stranger-than-Fiction history grippingly dramatised in JT Rogers' play, which deservedly picked up this year's Tony Award. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Award Winning Author Investigates Hair Loss in Compelling New Book 'Hair Loss: Options for Restoration and Reversal'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017


Photo Coverage: 1984 Celebrates 101 Broadway Performances!
by Walter McBride - Sep 18, 2017

100 performances is a major milestone on Broadway, but 101 is even better at the Hudson Theatre. Broadway's dystopian thriller 1984 just celebrated its 101st performance and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities! (more...)

Authors Share Personal Core Truths About Life
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017


New Book's Stories Span the Generations and Cross the World
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017


'A Distortion of Reality' by J. A. Pickett Recently Published
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/16/2017
by - Sep 16, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/16/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Annie Baker's Brilliant Pulitzer Prize Winning THE FLICK at Jobsite Theater is a Movie Lover's Dream Play
by Peter Nason - Sep 16, 2017

It's the most fun I've had at the theater since...well, since the last Annie Baker play I've seen. (more...)

Oregon Author Releases Second Book in Dystopian Fantasy Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

A Winchester Bay-based Fiction author has released the second installment in his dystopian fantasy series that follows the coming-of-age story of a young man's spiritual and physical journey to achieving adulthood in a post-apocalyptic culture. In 'Paradigm Lost: Jamari Shaman,' R. Roderick Rowe continues the story of protagonist Jamari as he leaves his youth behind and embraces his tribal role as a man. (more...)

BHC Press and Sara Daniell Announce Multi-book Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017


Photo Flash: First Look at New Frank Loesser Musical ANOTHER ROLL OF THE DICE at Wyoming Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Another Roll of the Dice, the new musical by librettist Mark Saltzman that marries songs by Frank Loesser and characters created by Damon Runyon, plays Sept. 7-17 in a workshop production at Wyoming Theater Festival in Sheridan, WY. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Faith Prince and Seth Rudetsky Come to NOCCA Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Faith Prince--Tony Award-winner for her performance in Guys and Dolls--makes her debut on Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series next Friday, September 22 at 8PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Don't Miss FARRAGUT NORTH at Kentwood Players!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Kentwood Players proudly presents FARRAGUT NORTH, a political thriller by Beau Willimon, opening Friday, September 8 through Saturday, October 14, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, September 9 performance. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey celebrates art and William Shakespeare with its next Main Stage production, Shakespeare in Love. This new play based on the Oscar-winning screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard and adapted for the stage by Lee Hall makes its Metropolitan debut at STNJ on October 11. The production features music by Paddy Cunneen and is directed by the Theatre's Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte with musical direction by Kris Kukul. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue, Madison, by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online at (more...)

Radiohead and Hans Zimmer Team for BBC America's PLANET EARTH: BLUE PLANET II
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Radiohead, one of the world's most acclaimed rock bands, and Hans Zimmer, one of the planet's most successful movie and TV composers, are joining forces to produce an exclusive track for the forthcoming BBC AMERICA natural history landmark series PLANET EARTH: BLUE PLANET II. (more...)

FAFI D'ALOUR AND THE DELINQUENTS Continues SoHo Playhouse's Fringe Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Darren Lee Cole, producing director of the not-for-profit, SoHo Playhouse recently announced the final round of selections for this year's Fringe Encore Series. This completes this year's selection of productions hailing from Adelaide, Brighton, Hollywood, Edinburgh and Winnipeg Fringe Festivals and takes place now through October 22, 2017. You are invited to escape into the wonderful world of Fafi D'Alour and The Delinquents, an evening of exquisite performance and sensual titillation. (more...)

Psychological Thriller SWITZERLAND Up Next at Theatre Artists Studio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Somewhere in the Swiss Alps, grande dame of crime literature Patricia Highsmith lives in a stylish apartment surrounded by an impressive collection of books and a rather sinister collection of guns and knives. (more...)

Martin Moran's THE TRICKY PART Returns To The Barrow Group For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, will present a one-night only special benefit performance of the Obie Award-winning solo play The Tricky Part, written and performed by Martin Moran and directed by Seth Barrish on Monday evening, October 16, 2017 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More!
by BWW Special - Sep 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Matt Damon & More Attend DOWNSIZING Press Call at TIFF
by Walter McBride - Sep 15, 2017

Matt Damon, director Alexander Payne and more attended the press call for the new film DOWNSIZING at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Daniel Silva Says 'Reality is Stranger Than Fiction'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

WLBZ2 reports best selling author Daniel Silva says, relating to the current political climate, that reality is stranger than Fiction. Silva also notes he'd never have believed it possible to become reality should someone have brought him a book about the current state of affairs two years ago. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE North American Tour Finds Its 'Johnny' and 'Baby'; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will officially open a new production and North American tour at the Harris Center in Folsom, CA, October 5 - 7. (more...)

Open Road Integrated Media Moves Forward with Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017


Kerry Butler, Charl Brown to Tribute Tarantino with The Adam Levowitz Orchestra at B.B. Kings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

This coming Monday, The Adam Levowitz Orchestra is bringing full, original renditions of the songs that gave Quentin Tarantino's films their lasting allure and cult status with very special guest star, Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Little Shop of Horrors, Hairspray, Catch Me If You Can). (more...)

32nd Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival returns to the historic French Quarter for its 32nd annual celebration of contemporary literature, culture, theater, and the works of Tennessee Williams. From March 21-25, 2018, attendees will enjoy celebrated award-winning speakers alongside fresh new voices on the literary scene. (more...)

Filming Underway for Second Season of Sundance TV's Spy Thriller DEUTSCHLAND86
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

SundanceTV, UFA Fiction and FremantleMedia International have begun production of the much-awaited spy thriller drama DEUTSCHLAND86. The second season of the critically acclaimed and award-winning series will film across South Africa and Berlin. (more...)

Dallas Museum of Art Looks at The Art of Film Through Fresh Eyes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

On October 22, the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) presents the first major exhibition in the Museum's history dedicated to time-based media. Truth: 24 frames per second brings together 24 pioneers of film and video and over six decades of work focused on pressing contemporary themes, such as race relations, political unrest, sexual identity and the media, to explore the nature of truth and reality in contemporary life. (more...)

Zach Grenier Joins Red Bull Theater's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that Zach Grenier would join the previously announced cast for the one night only benefit performance of Marivaux's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, translated by James Magruder and directed by Jesse Berger. (more...)

Cast Set for DIRTY DANCING North American Tour, Coming to State Theatre Next June
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

After three successful years on tour boasting numerous sold out engagements, this new adaptation of the worldwide smash-hit film, currently celebrating its 30th Anniversary, will continue to dazzle in more than 50 markets in North America, including the Lehigh Valley at The State Theatre on June 21 and June 22, 2018. (more...)

Screentime, Netflix, ABC & SAFC Announce New Production PINE GAP
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Screentime, a Banijay Group company, has been commissioned by Netflix and the ABC to produce a six hour drama series entitled PINE GAP. Created by showrunner Greg Haddrick and co-writer Felicity Packard, the international political thriller is set in and around the enigmatic US/Australia joint defence facility situated in central Australia. (more...)

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