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by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
New Musicals Inc. has announced that four writing teams have been selected to participate in the 2020 New Voices Project, a musical theatre development program hosted by New Musicals Inc. in Los Angeles (with support from Walt Disney Imagineering Creative Entertainment), now in its eighth year.
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Emo Nite LA is wasting no time in 2020. After announcing they would be performing at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the LA-based party company/lifestyle brand/cultural phenomenon has announced parties in cities like New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Austin, Minneapolis, Vancouver, Asbury Park, Baltimore, St. Louis, San Diego and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Union Hall has released its upcoming schedule. See below for details!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival (PBPF), today announced that the 16th annual festival returns to Old School Square this month for six days of literary workshops and public events, including readings, talks, interviews, panel discussions and more, January 20-25.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
From Mae West to Eugene O'Neill, the Provincetown Theater is proud to announce five very distinguished and distinctive American voices as the headlining playwrights of our 2020 season in Provincetown, MA -- the birthplace of American Theater. The five major productions on our calendar  -- including a World Premiere, a New England premiere, two Cape Cod premieres, and the return of an American classic -- will be staged at our playhouse at 238 Bradford Street in Provincetown, MA 02657. a?oeEarly Birda?? Season Subscriptions go on sale January 7 at www.provincetowntheater.org. 
by Bobby Patrick - Jan 31, 2020
One would hope that ANDRE DE SHIELDS: OLD DAWG; NEW TRICKS would find the theatrical life it deserves beyond this one concert. The story of JELLY and what has become of him is not just one for all, but one for the ages.
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 30, 2020
THE GREAT LEAP is an entertaining and thought-provoking way of combining history, politics, culture, and basketball.  It is playing at the Cygnet Theatre through February 16th.
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
In 2019, fourth quarter and in December, ESPN maintained its leadership position among cable networks in delivering the valuable young male audience.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Leading local, national and international writers will come together for this year's Adelaide Writers' Week to explore the singular truth of Being Human. Across six days from Saturday February 29 a?" Thursday March 5, 117 writers, poets, journalists, historians, scientists, politicians and academics from around the world will come together for the 35th edition of Adelaide Writers' Week since its inception 60 years ago as part of the first Adelaide Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah's leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, presents the Utah premiere of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath. The 8-time Tony Award-nominated play is being produced in SLAC's Upstairs Theatre February 5 through March 8, 2020.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 24, 2020
The title of his one-man show, The Spouse Whisperer, was a playful jab at the reality TV shows with whisperer in the title. a?oeIf they can go around and tell how to make dogs and horses better than I'm going to be the spouse whisperer. Everybody gets the title.a?? Mark said that The Spouse Whisperer was all humor-driven with some scientific information thrown in, so it had some basis in fact. It's also interactive. From 18 to senior citizens, everyone can find something to relate to. The audience is given cards upon entering the show and asked to write questions and comments that he will respond to in the second half of the performance. He noted that no matter the corner of the country, the concerns about relationships were surprisingly universal.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Teatro Paraguas presents PAUL MULDOON, ANNA MARTINEZ, and JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA  'An Evening of Prize Winning Poetry'. Teatro Paraguas presents PAUL MULDOON, ANNA MARTINEZ, and JIMMY SANTIAGO BACA  'An Evening of Prize Winning Poetry'. The event will take place on MARCH 22, 2020 at 6:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Playhouse on the Square's Department of Theatre Education would like to congratulate the following schools that have submitted to the second annual 10-Minute Play Slam competition!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah's leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, presents the Utah premiere of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 by Lucas Hnath. The 8-time Tony Award-nominated play is being produced in SLAC's Upstairs Theatre February 5 through March 8, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Today, RTG Features and 1091 Media in partnership with SLAM, releases the official trailer and key art for the upcoming debut of A Kid From Coney Island - a soulful documentary based on the life of former NBA player, Stephon Marbury. The documentary is helmed by Executive Producers Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman. Forest Whitaker and Nina Yang Bongiovi, the producers of 2013's box office smash Fruitvale Station, are attached as producers as well as Jason Samuels. A Kid From Coney Island was directed by Chike Ozah and Coodie Simmons, responsible for creative visuals for artists such as Kayne West, Christina Aguuilera, Erykah Badu, Pitbull and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
See the lineup of shows coming soon to Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Here are some of the highlighted events coming to QED from Feb. 12-18, including: the city's finest drag queens and comedians find the humor in mental health at Shock Therapy Drag & Comedy ft. Shanita Bump, Kelly Bachman, Vannessa Jackson, Adele Computer, April Boddie, and hosts Marcela Onyango and Mariah Harrie Fisher (Feb. 12); stories about the theme 'Pals & Confidants' at Story Slam (Feb. 12); sketch comedy duo Soul Crush presents Twinning, a variety show based on two-person acts (Feb. 14); Aaron Zarabi hosts White Sauce Hot Sauce, featuring comics from Netflix, Comedy Central, and probably your Instagram feed (Feb. 14); Soft Core!, where NYC's quickest comics riff on sleazy late-night Cinemax movies (Feb, 14); Odd Rock Comedy Hour, a variety show brought to you by Rob Paravonian; QED's house-booked stand-up showcase QED Presents, with Bob Biggerstaff, Usama Siddiquee, Veronica Garza, Ben Katzner, and host Gabe Mollica (Feb. 15); Michelle Drozdick's solo show The Gimmick & You (Feb 16); a chance for freelancers to grab a drink and hang at Astoria Creatives Meetup (Feb. 18); and, a chance to sketch a live model at Drink & Draw (Feb. 18).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP), San Diego Urban Warriors Inc. and the African American Advisory Council of San Diego REP announced today the full schedule for the 28th Annual San Diego Kuumba Fest. Curated by festival Artistic Director Dajahn Blevins, the 2020 Kuumba Fest will take place February 28th a?" March 1st, 2020, in the Lyceum Theatres.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2020 UConn Winter Puppet Slam on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at 8 p.m. in UConn's von der Mehden Recital Hall, located at 875 Coventry Rd, Storrs, Conn. 06269. The UConn Winter Puppet Slam will feature short works by professional puppeteers and performers from around New England, including BodyWave and Amy West, as well as new works by UConn Puppet Arts students.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Global storytelling nonprofit The Moth today announced its jam-packed live show lineup for 2020. Over the next 12 months, the team behind the award-winning Moth Radio Hour-airing on more than 500 public radio stations nationwide-and The Moth Podcast-downloaded over 73 million times a year- will present close to 600 shows from stages around the world, featuring approximately 5,500 true, personal stories told live, without notes. Also in 2020: The Moth will debut a Pop-Up Porch storytelling pitch experience this summer --the porch, a nod to the organization's roots, will travel from North Dakota to Texas with several stops along the way.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
The award-winning, multi-cultural performance ensemble Universes will bring its groundbreaking style of live storytelling to Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park with the world premiere of americUS. With support from The Rosenthal Family Foundation, this infusion of slam poetry, music, dance and theatre runs from Feb. 1 through March 8, with opening night on Feb. 6 at the Rosenthal Shelterhouse Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
See the lineup of shows now playing at and coming soon to Great AZ Puppet Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Aurora Theatre Company presents the return special limited engagement TELL TALE HEARTS: An Evening of Hip Hop Theatre Featuring Carlos Aguirre and The Bay Area Theatre Cypher, three evenings of hip hop theatre and spoken word. Carlos Aguirre and The Bay Area Theatre Cypher return to Aurora following sold-out shows last December.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Feb 4, 2020
MOVES at The Montalban's Dance Festival Opens with the Capezio A.C.E. Awards Finalists' Performances and Erik Saradpon's Extraordinary Dance Company FORMALITY LIVE! The first two of four nights of the Annual Dance Festival, MOVES, smartly and efficiently produced by Break the Floor Productions, were filled with high energy, creativity abounding, energy-charged and inspired performances, including promising talent both new and emerging. Wednesday, January 15, 2020. Capezio A.C.E. Awards Finalists and Award Ceremony The Capezio A.C.E. Awards crowned a 2020 winner, playing to a jam-packed house at the historic Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood as part of the MOVES at The Montalbán dance festival produced by Break the Floor Productions and presented by Capezio. The illustrious panel of chosen judges, all esteemed dancers/choreographers, included Marguerite Derricks, Vincent Paterson, Anita Mann, Ray Leeper, Tony Selznick and Tessandra Chavez. All well-established and widely respected by their peers, these judges are the cream of the crop in the dance world and industry.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
When you're Black, queer and Catholic in a Caribbean household, which higher order do you bow down to: Queen Bey or white Jesus? Jamal Gerald would rather light a candle and worship celebrities than white saints, namely his idol: patron saint of empowerment, Beyoncé. Combining African diasporic ritual, storytelling, movement and live music played by singer-songwriter Pariss Elektra and percussionist Azizi Cole, Idol is a spiritual journey that asks what happens when you don't see yourself represented.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Storytelling Arts of Indiana is hosting the fourth Indy Story Slam of its 2019-20 regular season and the first of the new year on Wednesday, February 19, in partnership with Garfield Park Arts Center and WFYI. Storytellers are asked to base their stories on the theme, 'Alone or Lonely,' which can be interpreted narrowly or broadly. The stories just have to be true, told in first-person and up to five minutes long. Prizes will be awarded to the top three tellers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Village Playwrights Present LOVE IS QUEER, staged reading of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day, on Monday, February 10 at 7 pm at St. John's, 81 Christopher St., NYC. Suggested donation $10. For reservations email [email protected]
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Extinction Underground is an interactive and immersive late night playground beneath the streets of London in response to the climate and ecological emergency. An array of artists, performers, radicals and headlining music acts will come together with vital acts of co-creation, artistic expression, connection to the planet and one another.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
According to The Hollywood Reporter, actor Liev Schreiber will star alongside Will Smith in the upcoming film 'King Richard.'
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Bristol-born and London-based multi-instrumentalist rapper, activist, producer and spoken word artist DIZRAELI, will be touring his new studio album, the poignant and autobiographical 'The Unmaster'  this Spring. [Full dates below]
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Third Man Records is proud to announce the first-ever release of The Pathetx - 1981, a completely unreleased collection of classic Detroit punk rock. Album highlight 'Kmart Krowd' is now available to stream.  Clocking in at nine tracks and a length of 18:16 minutes, the album will be available on March 13 in standard black and limited edition colored vinyl 12” 45rpm versions, as well as digitally. The band will also be reuniting for a release day performance at Detroit's UFO Factory on March 13. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
This spring, SoHo Playhouse Inc. (Darren Lee Cole producing artistic director) and F.C.C. (Flow, Create and Connect) will present Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, the award-winning play by Samoan poet Tusiata Avia and directed by Anapela Polata'ivao. Wild Dogs Under My Skirt plays a limited six-week engagement April 16 - May 24 at SoHo Playhouse (15 Vandam Street, NYC). The official opening is Thursday, April 30 at 7:30PM. Tickets are available online at www.sohoplayhouse.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Award-winning viral spoken word poet Patrick Roche presents a one-of-a-kind solo show interweaving his poems with stories and scenes from throughout his life. This show takes audiences on a journey through pop culture, queer identity, body image, a mental breakdown, sudden internet fame, therapists (both good and very bad) and more, balancing heartfelt explorations of mental health and grief with all the humor and unexpected levity that accompany his experiences. A Socially Acceptable Breakdown challenges everyone to understand, connect to, and laugh with each other even in the face of all of our many breakdowns.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 21, 2020
Martin Crimp's blisteringly raw version of Cyrano de Bergerac has been a great success so far during its run at The Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. After screening over 80 theatre productions in the last ten years, NT Live are now screening this theatrical masterpiece all over the world.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Sacramento's own Dance Gavin Dance have announced the release of their much-anticipated ninth full-length studio album, Afterburner, on Friday, April 24 via Rise Records. Produced by longtime collaborator Kris Crummett (Issues, Sleeping With Sirens, Mayday Parade) and Drew Fulk a.k.a. WZRD BLD (Lil Wayne, Motionless in White, Bad Wolves), the LP is a landmark mission statement for the band and encompasses DGD energy past, present, and future. It's a killer and dynamic demonstration of what the five-piece does best, and is equal parts aggressive, melodic, and unrestrained. Pre-order the record HERE. In anticipation of Afterburner, DGD have also released “Prisoner,” the first single from the album.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Neo-traditional country music artist and Alabama native, Shane Owens, will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree at the Troubadour Theatre on Saturday, February 22nd. Shane will take the airwaves by storm with a wide variety of songs from the classic sounds of country music, to brand new songs featured on his latest album, Thankful For Country Music. The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree tapes at 10 P.M CT, airs live on 650-AM WSM, and worldwide online at Midnight CT. Saturday will mark the 3,801 broadcast of the Midnite Jamboree, the second longest running live radio show in history, following only the Grand Ole Opry.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
In anticipation of the 10-year anniversary of the SLAM (Save Live Australia's Music) Rally, the Australian Music Vault has added a newly commissioned digital moving image work to their 360-degree experiential room, The Amplifier.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Mayo Performing Arts Center in collaboration with the Dodge Poetry Program presents a free Arts in the Community event, 'I am deliberate and afraid/ of nothing: Poetry & Protest,' featuring Pulitzer Prize winning writer Tyehimba Jess, Thursday, March 19 at 7 pm at St. Peter's Parish Hall (across from MPAC) at the corner of Miller Rd and Maple Avenue in Morristown. This event is free.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Whether it's dramatic opera films, a celebratory community-based event, animated evenings of disco-glam and dance fundraising, or an intimate evening with musical storytelling, Spruce Peak Arts offers game-changing performances for everyone!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts' Artistic Directors, Kelly Fouchi and Gary Rucker promise a very entertaining schedule of productions for the 2020-2021 season, artfully produced and directed at the multi award winning theater in Kenner's historic Rivertown.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, the arts center of the Archdiocese of New York, has announced highlights of its 2020 Spring season, a rich mix of theater, film, music, author's nights, gallery exhibitions, and talk events featuring artists and thought leaders including Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist and author Peggy Noonan; New York Times columnist and bestselling author David Brooks, and Director of The Philanthropy Roundtable's Character Initiative and author Anne Snyder; Director of the Vatican Observatory and President of the Vatican Observatory Foundation Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ; a rousing evening of gospel music from Vy Higginsen's Sing Harlem choir; celebrated composer and big bandleader Darcy James Argue plus the New England Conservatory Alumni Big Band; Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico and multi-award winning New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik; singer, songwriter, and acclaimed clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn and genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso and vocalist from Beijing Wu Fei; and events tackling thought-provoking topical themes including justice in underserved communities, the protection of immigrants to America, and the inspiration of Sr. Thea Bowman and other Servants of God.
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2020
L.A. Lakers center Dwight Howard, AKA 'Superman,' fills out the rest of the superhero universe with NBA players like LeBron James, Trae Young, Luka Doncic, Chris Paul and more! Tune in to watch Dwight Howard compete in the AT&T Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. ET on TNT during State Farm All-Star Saturday Night.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 12, 2020
With very few exceptions stage musicals based off of comic books and horror movies are never truly successful. You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Little Shop of Horrors are two very rare examples where those genres succeeded commercially.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Netflix, the world's leading entertainment service, has announced that an untitled Naomi Osaka documentary series, in association with UNINTERRUPTED and produced by Film 45, is coming to Netflix.
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Deadline reports that Netflix will produce a new documentary series about tennis legend Naomi Osaka.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Four Year Strong have released a brand new music video for 'Learn To Love The Lie' today. This is the third single from the band's highly anticipated fifth full-length album Brain Pain, which will be released on February 28 via Pure Noise Records.