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Matthew West Named Christian Music Songwriter of the Year, Joel Smallbone Named Top Songwriter-Artist at ASCAP Christian Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) honored the songwriters and publishers of Christian music's most performed songs of the past year at the 39th annual ASCAP Christian Music Awards on Tuesday, September 19 th, (more...)

NAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE North American Tour to Stop in Detroit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

CBS THIS MORNING Posts Year-to-Year Gains in Viewers for the Week
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

CBS THIS MORNING was the only broadcast morning news program to post year-to-year gains in viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for the week ending Sept. 15. (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

Photo Flash: UP Playwrights Theater Presents Nick Joaquin's FATHERS AND SONS
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 20, 2017

Except his visually engaging take in the finale, legendary director Tony Mabesa remains faithful to Virgilio Almario and Jose Lacaba's Filipino translation of one of National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin's shortest plays Fathers and Sons ( Mga Ama, Mga Anak ), which runs at the Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero Theatre at the University of the Philippines-Diliman until this Sunday, September 24. (more...)

VIDEO: Alicia Vikander is Lara Croft! Watch Official Trailer for TOMB RAIDER
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The film opens Opening in theaters on March 16, 2018. Below, check out the official trailer and go behind-the-scenes in a new featurette entitled 'Becoming Lara Croft.' (more...)

Dame Judi Dench to Receive Santa Barbara Film Festival's Award for Excellence
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Academy Award winner Dame Judi Dench will be honored with the twelfth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film. (more...)

Regina Taylor and David Pittu to Read Cecilia Copeland's TALATRICS for New York Women in Film & Television's New Works Lab
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Regina Taylor (I'll Fly Away, The Unit) and David Pittu (House of Cards, The Spanish Prisoner) will read Cecilia Copeland's TALATRICS, Directed by Amir Arison (NBC's The Blacklist) for New York Women in Film & Television's New Works Lab. (more...)

Roger Allam, Stephanie Cole, and More To Join Peter Nichols On Stage At The British Library
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

To mark the 90th birthday, of one of the UK's greatest living playwrights, Peter Nichols, The British Library will be hosting an evening, celebrating the man and his work, on Friday 22 September. (more...)

Lyric Theatre to Welcome Blues Traveler's Frontman John Popper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

No topic is off limits when one of the greatest voices of a generation shares his behind the music stories, band exploits, hit songs and favorite covers. Imagine VH1 Storytellers meets MTV Unplugged! (more...)

BWW Review: Seizing the Day with DISNEY'S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL at Orlando Repertory Theatre
by Kirsty Johnson - Sep 20, 2017

Ain't it a fine life?! sing the rag-tag group of boys of all ages, outfitted in worn boots, overalls, and dirty faces the instantly lovable gang of Newsies captures the hearts of audiences from the first time they run onstage. (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...)

Sport for Jove to Present NO END OF BLAME at the Seymour Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

This October, Sport For Jove and The Seymour Centre present Howard Barker's pertinent political play, NO END OF BLAME, as part of the Seymour Centre's Reginald Season for 2017. (more...)

AsianInNY to Host 2017 Fashion Show this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

AsianInNY, New York's premier online destination for multicultural networKing and entertainment, will host its 2017 fashion show and cocktail reception on Sep 23rd from 2:00-4:00pm at 100 Washington Street, Manhattan New York. (more...)

Everybody Say Yeah! Casting Announced for KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

TROIKA Entertainment has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of the smash-hit musical, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Royal Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS Comes to River St. Theatre This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will be presenting the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Titus Andronicus on Sunday, September 24 (1:30 pm & 6:30 pm) and Monday, September 25 (1:30 pm). The presentation is part of the RST's Stage2Screen Series. The play was filmed in ultra high definition in Stratford-upon-Avon, England on August 9, 2017. (more...)

Northern Maverick Brewing Co., King West's Latest Craft Brewery, is Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Toronto craft brewery and restaurant, Northern Maverick Brewing Co (115 Bathurst St.), has opened the doors to its much-anticipated 11,000 sq. ft. space in the city's trendy King West neighbourhood. Featuring a two-floor brewery, beer school and 400-seat restaurant and patio, Northern Maverick offers a casual vibe, along with a highly curated seasonal food and drink menu. (more...)

Santa's Sleigh Brings Rudolph for an Extended Stay at the Center for Puppetry Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

A performance so bright, some might even say it glows! Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is flying to the Center for Puppetry Arts once again this holiday season! The classic tale will be presented in the Mainstage Theater, November 7 December 31. The holiday spectacular was adapted by Jon Ludwig and is directed by Tim Sweeney. Based on the timeless 1964 stop-motion animated television special, this must-see show is a favorite for all ages. Rudolph the Red Nosed-Reindeer is filled with adventure, friendship and bound to bring joy to all this bright and merry season! (more...)

Bruce Katz Band Tour Kicks off Headlining Big Buggs Island Blues Bash
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bruce Katz, legendary Hammond B-3 organist/keyboardist and four-time Blues Music Award nominee, and his Bruce Katz Band, hit the road for a Fall East Coast Tour, with their first date headlining the 3rd Annual Big Buggs Island Blues Bash. (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...)

Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara & Faith Prince Headed for The Herbst in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky will return to San Francisco for the 2017/18 season with a move to the Herbst Theatre at the iconic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

The Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the Bard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have announced that they will join forces to form the new PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE, under the leadership of long-time Shakespeare Society Artistic Director, Michael Sexton. The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have long shared the passionately-held belief that Shakespeare is for everyone. (more...)

NBC Sports Group's Live Premier League Coverage Continues with Liverpool Visiting Leicester City
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

NBC Sports Group's live Premier League coverage continues this week, highlighted by Liverpool visiting Jamie Vardy and Leicester City this Saturday, September 23, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC and Universo. Vardy has scored four goals for the Foxes so far this season, tied for third-most in the league, while Liverpool come off a 1-1 draw with Burnley. (more...)

Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

With a story as epic and revered as Hamlet, a theatre company has to either go big or go home. And with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy (running October 11 through November 5), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is most definitely going big with an all-star cast and production team. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Stage Off-Broadway Debut of FREIGHT: THE FIVE INCARNATIONS OF ABEL GREENE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

From October 19 to November 19, Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present the Off-Broadway debut of 'FREIGHT: the five incarnations of Abel Green' by Howard L. Craft, directed by Joseph Megel, starring J. Alphonse Nicholson, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster, and Stephanie J. Block To Perform Live at Lincoln Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 19, 2017

This December, some of Broadway's brightest stars Leslie Odom Jr., Andrew Rannells, Sutton Foster with special guest Jonathan Groff, and Stephanie J. Block will headline four special performances combining the intimacy of cabaret with the razzle dazzle of the Great White Way at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Presented by Live From Lincoln Center, each evening showcases one of these leading voices of musical theater while illuminating their musical journeys to stardom, revisiting favorite songs, and offering glimpses of future projects. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (more...)

Casts of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL, MISS SAIGON, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and More to Perform at 92Y Street Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

92nd Street Y brings its famous programs out onto Lexington Avenue for New Yorkers of all ages to enjoy at the Annual 92Y Street Fest. The FREE outdoor event takes place Sunday, October 1, from 12-5 pm on Lexington Avenue between 79th and 94th Streets. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Venetian Room Debut This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret will present Tony Award-winner and Broadway legend Brian Stokes Mitchell. The star of Broadway's Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Man Of La Mancha, Shuffle Along and August Wilson's King Headley II, will sing songs from his extensive Broadway career in his Venetian Room debut on Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Artistic Director of Print Room at the Coronet Anda Winters has curated a month-long festival representing the theatre's diverse, multi-artform programme and made up almost entirely of UK premieres. Coronet International Festival runs over 35 days and spans theatre, art, circus, dance, poetry and installations from around the globe. Featuring artists from 12 countries, the festival presents a fusion of international art works, crossing borders and genres and defying expectations. (more...)

Diana Krall Returns to DPAC on 2/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall will return to North America in January for the third US leg of her Turn Up The Quiet World Tour. Diana Krall will perform at DPAC on Saturday February 17, 2018. (more...)

Punk Lineup to Rock White Eagle Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Punk storms White Eagle Hall with four of the leading bands currently revitalizing the genre. This exclusive punk rock extravaganza - features co-headliners the Queers and the Ataris and opening bands the Friendz and the Red Hymns - takes place at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on September 26. (more...)

Aztec Two-Step to Bring the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook to SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Aztec Two-Step, the ground-breaKing Folk/Rock duo of the 60s and 70s will bring their musical talents to the South Orange Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m., to interpret the classic music of one of the greatest music duos of all time- Simon & Garfunkel. (more...)

Congressman John Lewis Rescheduled at University of Michigan Stamps Speaker Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Due to an emergency meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Thursday, Sept. 21, Penny Stamps Speaker Series event featuring Congressman John Lewis and 'March' co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell was cancelled earlier this month. The event has been rescheduled for another date and a larger venue: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMC Releases THE WALKING DEAD Season Eight Key Art
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

AMC released today the official key art for the highly anticipated THE WALKing DEAD Season 8, which returns Sunday, October 22 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT, with its 100th episode. (more...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat to Develop New Musical PANGAEA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Artistic Director Devanand Janki has gathered a diverse group of New York theater professionals at the Bingham Camp Theater Retreat to develop new works at the company's third annual artistic residency. (more...)

ALICE IN WONDERLAND, THE NUTCRACKER & COPPELIA to Enchant Festival Ballet Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Festival Ballet Theatre (FBT), Orange County's resident professional ballet company, has announced its 2017-18 season. The year of classic ballet favorites will begin with Alice In Wonderland on October 14 & 15, followed by The Nutcracker from December 9-24, Coppe lia on March 24 & 25, concluding with Gala of the Stars in August 2018. (more...)

Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Watton Tackles Hitchcock in Mirvish's NORTH BY NORTHWEST
by Taylor Long - Sep 19, 2017

A North American premiere is set to stun Toronto audiences when NORTH BY NORTHWEST, a stage adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's renown film, graces the stage at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long spoke with leading man, Jonathan Watton, on playing Roger O. Thornhill. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

King Center Announces Eleven New Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

King Center is announcing 11 new shows today and there is something for everyone. For Broadway fans they have Kinky Boots and the world's best-selling magic show, The Illusionists. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Chile, its people, its poets, and its government provide the setting for the films featured in this year's Spanish Language Film Festival with a screening of Il Postino, Tony Manero, and Los 33 on Tuesday, September 26, Monday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 17, respectively, at 7:00 p.m. at Hoffman Auditorium in the Bruyette Athenaeum. (more...)

New Musical AT FIRST SIGHT Receives World Premiere at The Mountain Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Mountain Playhouse will conclude its 78th season with a rare opportunity for audiences to see the very first performances of a new musical. At First Sight will be presented October 3 - 15. The music and lyrics are by Brandon Lambert. The book was written by Gary Jaffe and Brandon Lambert. The production is directed by Guy Stroman. (more...)

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT
by Misha Davenport - Sep 19, 2017

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT (more...)

ART Comes to Theatre Royal, presented by David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2018 UK & Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza's Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Review Roundup: Did BATTLE OF THE SEXES Win Over the Critics?
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. (more...)

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