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Secret House to Bring THE WINTER'S TALE to The Depot Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Secret House presents The Winter's Tale, directed by Sean O'Riordan at The Depot Theatre. (more...)

Michael McDonald's Wide Open Streaming on NPR Music's First Listen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

NPR Music's “First Listen” is exclusively streaming the new album Wide Open from Michael McDonald. The new LP marks his first new music in nearly a decade and is out September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Raises Hopeful, Exquisite New Production of ONCE
by Michael Quintos - Sep 21, 2017

Though the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of writer/director John Carney's well-liked indie film ONCE is a musical that this reviewer has liked quite a bit from past productions, it took seeing South Coast Repertory's brand new regional production---now on stage in Costa Mesa through September 30---for this reviewer to not only like it, but to truly adore it. From casting to staging and everything in between, SCR's enjoyable new mounting, under the astute direction of Kent Nicholson, is somehow much more emotional, thoughtful, and remarkably riveting than past touring productions. And though, yes, it is essentially the same source material, SCR's exquisite new iteration of this small, but genuinely endearing musical is by far the gold standard of how this show should look and feel in any and all future productions. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, SUMMER Cast Announced, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 21- Happy Birthday, Billy Porter!
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2017

Billy Porter won a Tony Award for his performance as Lola in Kinky Boots. His other Broadway credits include Shuffle Along, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Grease, and Smokey Joe's Caf . Off-Broadway, (more...)

Happy Birthday! Billy Porter Re-Releases First Album to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Today is Billy Porter's birthday and also the 20th Anniversary of his first album, BILLY PORTER: UNTITLED (on A&M Records). To celebrate both, he's re-releasing the album today, in a special 20th Anniversary Edition available for free on SoundCloud. (more...)

'LEONARDO TO MATISSE' Exhibition to Open This October at the Met Museum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on October 4, 'Leonardo to Matisse: Master Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection' exhibition will trace the development of European drawing from the Renaissance to the early 20th century through works by such celebrated masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, D rer, Rembrandt, Tiepolo, Ingres, Seurat, and Matisse. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for BEAR GRYLLS SURVIVAL CHALLENGE
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Tickets for the inaugural Bear Grylls Survival Challenge taking place April 28-29, 2018 at the Blue Cloud Movie Ranch in Santa Clarita, California, have gone on sale today BearGryllsSurvivalChallenge.com. Prices for single admission tickets start at $75 plus tax and fees. Group tickets and VIP packages are also available. (more...)

Michael McDonald's First Album of New Material in a Decade 'Wide Open' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Wide Open, Michael McDonald's first new album in nearly a decade, is out today via BMG. Featuring special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis, the record is available on iTunes & Amazon. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. (more...)

40th Anniversary BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL to be presented 7/13 – 23
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, and More Announced For 20th Annual Kids Week
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by the Society of London Theatre, returns for the whole of August 2017, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. This year marks the 20th Kids Week, which began in 1998 and over the years has reached over 1.2 million children and families. (more...)

VTech Introduces New Monitors and Soothers to Award-Winning Baby Care Line
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Playwrights Foundation, one of the West Coast's premiere launchpads for exceptional emerging playwrights, is thrilled to announce the lineup for the 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF), featuring playwrights Hilary Bettis, Clarence Coo, Bennett Fisher, Lauren Gunderson, Nilan Johnson, and Mona Mansour. The 40th Anniversary Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 13 - 23, 2017 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in the heart of San Francisco's Theater District.  In addition to twelve staged readings, the Festival will offer a Theater Professionals weekend 7/21-23, special events and an anniversary celebration 7/13.  Tickets on sale June 1st at bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org. (more...)

Michael McDonald with Special Guest Marc Cohn coming to DPAC on October 24, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald's new release Wide Open, his first album of new music in nearly a decade, is coming September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

Michael McDonald Returns with First New Music in Nearly a Decade
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald's new release Wide Open, his first album of new music in nearly a decade, is coming September 15 via BMG. The record features special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Tiny Dynamite to Present U.S. Premiere of PERFECT BLUE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Philadelphia theatre company Tiny Dynamite is bringing an explosive and inventive piece of theatre to Christ Church Neighborhood House this summer. The company is presenting the US Premiere of G.S. Watson's Perfect Blue, a play performed by two actors on two continents, connected by a live internet connection.  (more...)

Society of London Theatre Names New President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has announced that Kenny Wax has been appointed as its new President. (more...)

KaBOOM! Announces New Board Members and Board Leadership Appointments
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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Talisman Theatre to Bring English Version of VIC AND FLO SAW A BEAR to Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

When Denis Cote released Vic et Flo ont vu un ours in 2013, it took the film world by storm. A genre bending horror/love story, it won numerous international awards, including the prestigious Berlin Film Festival Alfred Bauer award for 'opening new perspectives on cinematic art.' (more...)

Pandora Celebrates National Pride Month with 'Sounds Like Pride'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Pandora (NYSE: P) is celebrating national Pride month with the launch of 'Sounds Like Pride,' a campaign that highlights diversity, individuality and solidarity. The 'Sounds Like Pride' campaign will include a special (more...)

Chester Theatre Company presents I AND YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Lauren Gunderson's I and You in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from June 28 through July 9, 2017. The production is directed by WAM Theatre Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. (more...)

Adjusted Realists Bring CHICKENS IN THE YARD to Brooklyn's JACK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Adjusted Realists, a company devoted to telling theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds, is thrilled to present CHICKENS IN THE YARD, written by Paul Kruse and directed by Will Taylor. CHICKENS IN THE YARD begins performances on Wednesday, June 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 16. Press Opening is Friday, June 30 at 8 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: EAST OF THE SUN at CirqueLouis
by Keith Waits - Jun 14, 2017

As the traditional circus format has faded more from view, the 'cirque' idea has adopted a higher profile. Cirque de Soleil is an international juggernaut, a cross between dance and human acrobatics presented with a layer of glitzy showmanship, that occupies rare territory in the world of theatre. But more and more smaller, local companies have sprung up around the U.S. CirqueLouis brings this idea to Louisville, a fresh approach to narrative storytelling on a larger scale than most companies. (more...)

Tiny Dynamite Announces Kathryn MacMillan as Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Tiny Dynamite is thrilled to announce that Kathryn MacMillan will be assuming the role of Producing Artistic Director of Tiny Dynamite, effective July 2017. Current Producing Artistic Director, Emma Gibson, will step down from the position after her work on the production of Perfect Blue that will run from July 14 - 23rd at Christ Church Neighborhood House. (more...)

Nuffield Southampton Theatres Announces Autumn Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges, today announced NST Campus' Autumn season, featuring a varied programme of high quality touring work including West End hits People, Places & Things and Hetty Feather. The season is announced as NST moves closer to the opening of NST City, their newly acquired theatre in Southampton's city centre arts venue. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Cast of NOISES OFF at Everyman Theatre Chat About Comedy, Acting and Sardines
by Kristen Price - Jun 10, 2017

Everyone in the theater community of Baltimore seems to be talking about the mad-cap, truly hilarious production of NOISES OFF happening at Everyman Theatre this month. After reading a few glowing reviews, I was finally lucky enough to see it this week. And honestly, I'm not sure the reviews did the show justice. It was spectacular! The time and energy that I'm sure it took the actors to learn and master the choreography alone truly showed in their performances. The entire production was a master class in farce, and I'm not sure I've ever laughed so much in a theater before. (more...)

Emma Roberts, Hayden Christensen to Star in New Romantic Comedy LITTLE ITALY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

First Take Entertainment is pleased to announce that Director Donald Petrie's (Miss Congeniality, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) feature film, LITTLE ITALY, completed principal photography on June 22, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. (more...)

Light Of The Moon Publishing Releases New G.W. Mullins Hardback Novel 'Rise Of The Snow Queen Book One: The Polar Bear King'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

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Coeurage Theatre Company Presents EMILIE: LA MARQUISE DU CHATELET DEFENDS HER LIFE TONIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the second production of its eighth season, Emilie: La Marquise du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season with THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Michael McDonald's 'Find it in Your Heart' Premieres at NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

“Find it in Your Heart,” the new single from five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald, is premiering via NPR Music's “Songs We Love” which raves, “Within seconds of the opening 'oohs' and warm, groovy vibes of McDonald's new song, (more...)

SILENT SKY A Celestial Romance and True Story of Discovery Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

A celestial romance and true story of discovery, Silent Sky by acclaimed playwright Lauren Gunderson opens at International City Theatre on August 25. Two low-priced previews take place on Aug. 23 and Aug. 24. (more...)

A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Bringing Flurry of Preparations to Gaylord Opryland Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The hottest days of summer always bring a flurry of Christmas preparations at Gaylord Opryland Resort, and this year is no exception as crews start hanging lights for the 34th annual A Country Christmas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tiny Dynamite Brings US Premiere of PERFECT BLUE to Christ Church Neighborhood House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Philadelphia theatre company Tiny Dynamite  is bringing an explosive and inventive piece of theatre to Christ Church Neighborhood House this summer. The company is presenting the US Premiere of G.S. Watson'sPerfect Blue, a play performed by two actors on two continents, connected by a live internet connection.  This insightful new work runs July 13-23. Opening Night is Friday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Christ Church Neighborhood House is located at 20 N. American Street. Tickets cost $20 for General Admission and $15 for students and seniors. (more...)

Toronto Film Festival Announces Canada's Newest Rising Stars
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® is proud to introduce its participants for this year's TIFF Rising Stars programme: Daniel Doheny, Mary Galloway, Théodore Pellerin and Ellen Wong. (more...)

Toronto International Film Festival Reveals 2017 TIFF Rising Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival is proud to introduce its participants for this year's TIFF Rising Stars programme: Daniel Doheny, Mary Galloway, Theodore Pellerin and Ellen Wong. (more...)

'50 Cent', Wanda Sykes & More Set for BET Networks New Fall Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Get ready to clutch your pearls and laugh 'til it hurts as BET Networks unveils its new Fall 2017 lineup! BET is pushing the comedy limits as it debuts series from some of the biggest names in the game (more...)

THE GIANT AND THE PIXIE to Make it's East Coast Premiere this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Award-winning playwright Jonathan Josephson (Milwaukee Rep, Humana Festival) and director Jonathan Harper Schlieman (Actors Theatre of Louisville) have announced their latest collaboration: the east coast premiere of The Giant and The Pixie, fairy tale for grown ups. The play received its world premiere at Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA where it received a StageSceneLA award for Best Ensemble. The play was also named as a Finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. (more...)

Theatre Novi Most to Present DANCING ON THE EDGE at The Southern Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Theatre Novi Most returns to the Southern Theater with the world premiere of a new play, Dancing on the Edge, about American modern dance pioneer Isadora Duncan and her lover, the Russian poet Sergei Esenin. (more...)

Genre- and Gender-Bending VIC AND FLO SAW A BEAR Coming to Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

How often do you get a chance to see a genre and gender bending horror/love story about two queer women in a rocky romance? Vic and Flo saw A Bear, translated and adapted for the stage from Denis Cote's award-winning 2013 film, will be running for two weeks this fall at Montreal's Centaur Theatre. (more...)

Michael McDonald's 'Half Truth' Premieres at Billboard; New Album 'Wide Open' Out 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

“Half Truth,” the new single from five-time Grammy Award winning vocalist and acclaimed singer/songwriter Michael McDonald, is premiering via Billboard. Stream/share the track (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company to Premiere A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE at Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Pig Iron Theatre Company, the internationally acclaimed, Philadelphia-based organization, has announced that the world premiere of its ambitious, timely production A Period of Animate Existence will take place September 22-24 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in the 2017 Fringe Festival, co-presented by FringeArts and Annenberg Center Live. (more...)

Bear Hunting and Mask-Making this May Half-Term at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

With the Easter holidays now behind us, there's only a few short weeks until May Half-Term comes around the corner. The Belgrade Theatre is offering up some theatrical delights to keep families entertained during the holiday including bear hunting and mask making! (more...)

Review Roundup: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2017

The Broadway premiere of Lucas Hnath's new play, A Doll's House, Part 2,  opens tonight at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: FAITHFUL CHEATERS at Trinity Repertory Company
by Larry O'Brien - Apr 27, 2017

FAITHFUL CHEATERS is a zany, fast-paced, did I say zany already,well-acted farce. Zany. (more...)

Unbound Productions to Stage First Evening-Length Play HOLMES, SHERLOCK AND THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced the details of the company's first fully-realized evening-length play: Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective, which will run for 19 performances between June 2 and July 1, 2017 in and around the historic Santa Anita Train Depot at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden (159 S. Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007). (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New True-Crime Series ALASKA HOMICIDE, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Friday, June 2 at 10 PM ET/PT, Discovery Channel will premiere its newest true crime series ALASKA HOMICIDE that sets out to find answers behind these puzzling real-life cases. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laughter-Inducing FAITHFUL CHEATERS Takes the Stage at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company presents Faithful Cheaters, directed by Melia Bensussen, and featuring Boston's Karen MacDonald in her Trinity Rep debut opposite acting company member Anne Scurria. (more...)

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