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BWW Review: 'FINDING NEVERLAND' is a Magical Journey at Hippodrome Theatre
by Daniel Collins - Jun 28, 2017

If you've seen the Johnny Depp 2004 film, 'Finding Neverland,' you're aware of the story of playwright J. M. Barrie and how his relationship with widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her four boys, George, Jack, Peter and Michael, inspired him to write the classic play, 'Peter Pan.' If you haven't, you can find the whole movie online, or just Google it like everything else these days. (more...)

Walt Disney Studios to Present Upcoming Film Slate from Disney, Pixar, Marvel & Lucasfilm at D23 Expo 2017
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Walt Disney Studios presents an exclusive look at its unparalleled film slate at D23 Expo 2017 in Anaheim, California, taking place July 14–16. (more...)

BWW Review: Radicals In Miniature Fails to Launch The Revolution
by Juan Michael Porter II - Jun 27, 2017

This artfully square rendering of a radio studio serves as the set for Radicals in Miniature, an oral history that excavates the lives of non-celebrities. Created by Ain Gordon and Talvin Wilks - Gordon is joined in performance by Josh Quillen - Radicals begins with its performers chanting the word 'fan' Over and Over again while unleashing a litany of facts that would be obscure even if their subject matter weren't. (more...)

Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNUS) Issues Shareholder Letter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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Warner Bros Introduces Wildling: LA Alt-Rock Quintet; Releases Debut Video for 'Lilywhite'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

L.A.-based alternative-rock quintet Wildling have shared the video for 'Lilywhite,' their first official single since signing with Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama Announces 2017 - 2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The University of Washington School of Drama, under the leadership of Executive Director Todd London, is pleased to announce the 2017 - 2018 season. (more...)

BWW Interview: History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - Jun 22, 2017

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ella Spira and Pietra Mello-Pittman Talk VOICES OF THE AMAZON
by Marianka Swain - Jun 20, 2017

Sisters Grimm, a company founded by composer Ella Spira and choreographer Pietra Mello-Pittman, is following up hit show INALA with new dance musical Voices of the Amazon. Fusing ballet, contemporary and capoeira with a Brazilian score and narration by Jeremy Irons, it premieres this July at Sadler's Wells. (more...)

Personal Accounts of the Holocaust featured in SHALOM ITALIA on POV This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Reconciling personal accounts of the Holocaust, SHALOM ITALIA airs July 24, 2017 on POV. Watch the trailer below! The broadcast will be preceded by the national television debut of the Academy Award® nominated short subject documentary Joe's Violin (more...)

Grant Maloy Smith Brings 'Dust Bowl' to Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

Nashville recording artist Grant Maloy Smith will celebrate the release of his new album "Dust Bowl - American Stories" with a performance at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, June 22. Joining him onstage will be Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, Richard Ribb on bass, and Rick Couto on drums. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Leoni (Writer/Director) and Erica Katzin (The Temp) Share Their Experience Presenting ELEVATOR, Extended to July 30 due to Sold Out Houses!
by Shari Barrett - Jun 16, 2017

ELEVATOR is currently enjoying a sold-out run at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, and due to ticket demand, has been extended again through July 30, 2017. I originally reviewed the show in April 2017 and was fascinated by the level of audience emotional attachment to the characters, so I arranged an interview with writer/director Michael Leoni and one of the featured actors in show, Erica Katzin, who plays The Temp, hoping some of their comments will encourage you to order your tickets NOW before the Los Angeles run ends. (more...)

BWW Review: Geffen Playhouse Sets Its Course for Love in CONSTELLATIONS
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 16, 2017

What a difference one decision makes. Turn a corner, say hello, say nothing, leave - even the smallest of choices has the power to alter our future. In CONSTELLATIONS, Nick Payne's exquisite play for two, now on stage at Geffen Playhouse, we watch the various stages of a couple's relationship play out as a series of overlapping alternate realities. (more...)

BWW Interview: Of Country Music Legends, Children's Theatre, and Community: MSMT Opens A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN Series
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 16, 2017

'We wanted to go big and grand. We knew we had Christine [Mild] with her powerhouse performance and Charis [Leos] so we wanted to play it large and create an environment that would support them. The production concept we came up with turned out to be a wonderful envelope to wrap around the show and the entire staging fell into place.' Co-director/choreographer Marc Robin was talking about his and Curt Dale Clark's vision for their new staging of Always, Patsy Cline, which opened Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 season on June 7th. Robin was part of a panel that also featured Patsy star Christine Mild and stand-by Heidi Kettenring, MSMT Charge Scenic Artist Sean Cox, and MSMT Board Vice President Kristine Ganong. The discussion on June 14th, moderated by Broadway World Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold was the first in the now four-year-old summer series of free public forums, A Peek Behind the Curtain, held at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. The series, designed to give theatre-goers insight into the creative processes of producing each of the summer main stage shows, featured a lively and far-reaching conversation about Patsy Cline, MSMT's Theatre for Young Audiences program, and the theatre's burgeoning role in the community. (more...)

Guest Blog: Portraying "The Woman" in THE YELLOW WALLPAPER at OUT LOUD Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BWW Rhode Island welcomes the cast of OUT LOUD Theatre's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER to the BroadwayWorld guest blog. This production presents a fully immersive, four-part experience; each part tells a complete story from beginning to end, but the individual pieces provide meditations on Charlotte Perkins Gilman's THE YELLOW WALLPAPER as viewed through varying lenses. Sarah Leach joins BWW RI to explore 'Color' in the third part of the guest blog series. (more...)

Malika Oyetimein Directs Seattle Premiere of HOODOO LOVE at Sound Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Sound Theatre Company joins forces with The Hansberry Project to present the Seattle premiere of Katori Hall's Hoodoo Love, the second play of Sound Theatre's 2017 Season: AMPLIFY! - Raising Women's Voices, devoted to women playwrights and directors, directed by Malika Oyetimein. (more...)

BWW Review: The Tarpon Arts One Act Plays Festival at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2017

You'll find some hits, some misses, but all with something to offer. (more...)

VIDEO: Andy Karl & GROUNDHOG DAY Cast Perform on TONY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Andy Karl and the cast of GROUNDHOG DAY performed on tonight's TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Northern Beaches Gets Its First Cabaret Festival: CABARET IN THE GLEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

Glen Street Theatre is proud to announce the program for the inaugural Cabaret in the Glen, the first cabaret festival on Sydney's Northern Beaches and North Shore. Over five days and nights, and across two live stages, Glen Street Theatre will transform into a glorious feast of entertainment, theatre, music, art and conversation. From film to live music concerts, panel events and cabaret, Cabaret in the Glen will be positively bursting at the seams. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Circus Comes to Town! PIPPIN's Holland Vavra and Thomas Williams Take Us Under the Big Top
by Natalie de la Garza - Jul 7, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN comes to the Miller Outdoor Theatre, courtesy of TUTS, for six free performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Alexei Ratmansky's WHIPPED CREAM at ABT
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 5, 2017

A few years ago I bought a recording of Schlagobers, which had been written by the venerable Richard Strauss for the Vienna State Opera Ballet in 1924. I had a difficult time listening to the music-it didn't gel, nor did it leave any imprint on my mind. I suppose there was a reason for it not having many recordings-compare this with Rosenkavalier. I remember doing some research on this project: Strauss was serving as co-director of the Vienna State Opera with Franz Schalk and wanted to raise the prestige of the ballet wing after it had been decimated in the First World War. As a devoted admirer of Diaghilev company, for which he had once written Josephslegende, Strauss went about composing and writing his own libretto for what was to become Schlagobers, choreographed by Heinrich Kröller, who devised a mass spectacle that required 287 costumes at a cost of four billion kronnen, becoming known as the 'billionaire's ballet.' And at a time when inflation was climbing minute by minute. (more...)

BWW Review: KING KONG (A COMEDY), The Vaults
by Gary Naylor - Jul 4, 2017

King Kong (A Comedy) tries a little too hard for laughs, but captures some of the pathos of its 1933 movie inspiration in a breathless 80 minutes show.. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Coming to the Boch Center Next June
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Boch Center announced today that the staged production of the worldwide smash-hit film with live music, Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, will play the Boch Center Shubert Theatre from June 13-17, 2018 for eight performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: CALLBACKS is Coming to Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Orlando Fringe Veteran Thom Mesrobian is bringing his latest effort "Callbacks" to the City Beautiful. Fresh off its world premiere at the first Tampa International Fringe Festival, where it was heralded as one of the Best of the Fest by Creative Loafing magazine, "Callbacks" will play for a three night run August 25th, 26th and 27th 2017 at the brand new Theatre South Playhouse in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace located at 7601 Della Drive Suite #15. Curtain is at 8 pm each night and tickets are $15 in advance through brownpapertickets.com (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Debut of the Month Flashback - Where Are They Now?
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 30, 2017

Today, BWW looks back on some of those fresh-faced, up-and-comers and finds out, 'Where are they now?' (Not surprisingly, they've done quite well for themselves!) (more...)

CALLBACKS is Coming to Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

Orlando Fringe Veteran Thom Mesrobian is bringing his latest effort 'Callbacks' to the City Beautiful. Fresh off its world premiere at the first Tampa International Fringe Festival, where it was heralded as one of the Best of the Fest by Creative Loafing magazine, 'Callbacks' will play for a three night run August 25th, 26th and 27th 2017 at the brand new Theatre South Playhouse in the Dr. Phillips Marketplace located at 7601 Della Drive Suite #15. Curtain is at 8 pm each night and tickets are $15 in advance through brownpapertickets.com (more...)

BWW Interview: We Go Together: GREASE Ensemble Discusses Challenges and Camaraderie
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 28, 2017

'We are all there for each other,' Kevin Nietzel asserts, affirming the bond that is making Maine State Music Theatre's Grease so electric. 'It is very rewarding,' adds Neil Starkenberg, MSMT's Danny Zuko. Co-star Chelsea Williams, who plays Sandy to Starkenberg's Danny, continues the thought: 'Neil and I have had conversations about how we could do this show for a really long time. It is so much fun, and I think that must be obvious to the audience. The energy is so palpable that it is a special joy to work that hard every night. Everyone is having the time of his life!' These three actors together with principals Gerrianne Perez (Rizzo), Charis Leos (Miss Lynch), Costume Designer Travis M. Grant, and MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark all joined BWW's Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold for the third panel discussion in the theatre's Peek Behind the Curtain series held each summer at Curtis Memorial Library. In an especially lively and far-ranging conversation that highlighted not only the challenges but also the camaraderie of this ensemble, the panel and capacity audience explored the history, characters, and production process for MSMT's summer mega hit. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater presents Emotional, Intimate Staging of PARADE
by Michael Quintos - Jul 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible not to be emotionally affected by the events depicted in PARADE, the stirring, Tony Award-winning 1998 musical inspired by shocking actual events surrounding the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. It's certainly a heavy, morose subject to wrap an entire musical around, which is probably why PARADE is so rarely produced, despite its high-caliber book by Alfred Uhry and gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. But when the material is executed with emotional heft and interesting staging---as it mostly is in Chance Theater's latest production---the results can be powerful, gut-wrenching, and, most importantly, thought-provoking. (more...)

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike Sign with Sony Music; Team with David Guetta on New Single
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Two heavyweight superstars of the electronic dance music scene, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike have signed a long-term deal with Epic Amsterdam, the international label of Sony Music Entertainment Netherlands, and will be releasing their newest single later this month. (more...)

Taylor Swift Super Saturday Night Concert Airs Tonight via DirecTV
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Tune-in to AT&T* AUDIENCE Network and 4K Ultra HD Channel 104 to check out 'Taylor Swift Super Saturday Night Concert.' The intimate, once-in-a-lifetime concert will air Friday, July 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV (more...)

BWW Review: The Hills Are Alive, Once Again, with the THE SOUND OF MUSIC Courtesy of Playhouse Square
by Roy Berko - Jul 19, 2017

The hills are alive, once again, with the 'Sound of Music' courtesy of Playhouse Square, Cleveland, OH (more...)

Manafest Releases 1st Rock Album In 5 Years, Stones, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Singer/rapper/songwriter/author/skater Manafest releases his second consecutive independent and ninth studio album, Stones, July 21 through The Fuel Music. His first “full-on” rock album in five years, Stones can be pre-ordered now (more...)

BWW Previews: SWEENEY TODD at Showstoppers
by Maggie Yates - Jul 18, 2017

An intricate and demanding musical for even a cast of seasoned adults, Sweeney Todd is an exciting, ambitious theatrical undertaking that is sure to push the young cast to discovery in their craft. "Having a young cast is certainly the most challenging aspect of this process," says Marian Azdril, Showstoppers board member and costumer for Sweeney Todd. "There are many layers to this sophisticated and complex story. We hope this cast learns to do the homework, and come prepared to every rehearsal!" (more...)

BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Barn Players
by Alan Portner - Jul 16, 2017

Crucible reminds us of the good old bad old days of church extremism and Congressional blacklists along with a warning for today. (more...)

Celebrate Bastille Day And Book For Crazy Horse Paris Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

A hop, skip and a body roll down from the Champs-Elysees where Paris will explode with National celebrations on Bastille Day 14 July, one of France's most iconic cabaret establishments Crazy Horse Paris is getting ready to bring a taste of Paris to Australia. (more...)

Pendo Secures $25 Million Series C Funding Led By Meritech Capital...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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Photo Coverage: It's Blue Skies for GROUNDHOG DAY on Its 100th Broadway Performance
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 12, 2017

Groundhog Day, the Olivier Award-winning new musical featuring music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Danny Rubin, and directed by Matthew Warchus, celebrated one hundred performances on Broadway tonight at the August Wilson Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand to check out the festivities, which included a one-of-a-kind cake creation by Dina Jawets. Check out Andy Karl, Barrett Doss, and the cast of Groundhog Day as they celebrate 100 wonderful Broadway performances. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND at Folksbiene
by Amy Oestreicher - Jul 10, 2017

103 seasons and going strong - and not just because of nostalgia. The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene has reimagined 'Amerike - The Golden Land', the 1984 musical by Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld, appropriately running near Ellis Island. Weaving incredible stories with fantastic songs, multimedia and choreography, the show creates a dynamic portrayal of the Jewish people who immigrated to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, much like my own grandparents. (more...)

Inclined Dance Project Presents LLMoves In inQUAD at Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

LLMoves is a NYC-based company focused on integrating dance with fashion, film, photography, visual arts, technology, and music in unique collaborations. (more...)

How the GROUNDHOG DAY Cast Nail Their Unbelievable Quick Changes Again (and Again)
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 9, 2017

On a recent episode of Broadway Bartender, host Anthony Caporale welcomed Michael Fatica, Travis Waldschmidt, and Vishal Vaidya from the musical GROUNDHOG DAY to the bar. Of all the crazy aspects of the show, one that is most shocking is the amount of costume changes, and how quickly they happen. (more...)

Be Not Afeared! HE-MANLET is Here! New Millennium Begins Its 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

New Millennium Theatre Company (NMTC) presents: The Tragedy of He-Manlet, Prince of Eternia (more...)

First Look - TIM & FAITH: SOUL2SOUL Premieres on Showtime 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Today, Showtime Networks has announced that the concert special from Grammy® Award-winning superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, TIM & FAITH: SOUL2SOUL will premiere on Friday, November 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Roundabout @ Summerhall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 18, 2017

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is a rocking rollercoaster ride through the last thirty years in Britain, from the Thatcherite late 80s, through Cool Britannia, to Brexit Britain.  Focusing on two working-class kids from Hull, Leah and Chris, it portrays their unfulfilled dreams and increasing neuroses, even as an asteroid screams towards the planet.  It's not quite a play, not quite a musical and not quite a rock concert, taking elements from each to create what production company Middle Child describe as 'gig theatre'. (more...)

BWW Interview: Becky Castells of BILLY ELLIOT at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Aug 18, 2017

Choreographer Becky Castells talks with VC On Stage about working with children and eleven-year-old dance whiz Marcello Silva in the Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of 'Billy Elliot The Musical' (more...)

BWW Interview: Coming Together to Bring Change, Panel Discusses NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 17, 2017

"Newsies is a hit wherever you take it; it had a highly successful Broadway run and national tour and now in these first regional productions, it is the kind of show that brings people from all over to see it again and again. It reaches so many people with its great music and dance and inspiring story. It's a brilliant piece of theatre, and I am honored to be a part of it." (more...)

10 Years' New Album '(how to live) As Ghosts' Out 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

10 Years returns with the new studio album (how to live) AS GHOSTS, and welcomes back band members Brian Vodinh (guitar / drums) and Matt Wantland (guitar). (more...)

Grammy Winning Trumpeter Keyon Harrold's Upcoming Album 'The Mugician' Out On Legacy Recordings/ Mass Appeal Records, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Grammy Award winner, Keyon Harrold, one of the world's most sought-after genre-bending trumpeters, will release 'The Mugician' on September 29th via Legacy Recordings/ Mass Appeal Records. (more...)

Three World Premieres Set for The Catastrophic Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Catastrophic Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season, which is slated to be the theatre's most ambitious season yet. The new season includes three world premieres, an avant-garde classic, and more. (more...)

Breaking: Farewell, Phil- GROUNDHOG DAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, Tuesday, August 15 at 6:15pm, the producers of the Olivier Award-winning Best New MusicalGroundhog Day, which opened on Broadway to critical acclaim this spring, announced that the show will end its run at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) on Sunday, September 17, following 176 performances and 32 previews. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Grabs Headlines at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 11, 2017

In a season that continues to top itself, one show after the other, Maine State Music Theatre's fourth and final main stage production of Disney's Newsies is an epic accomplishment for the company and one that firmly establishes it as one of the finest regional theatres in the country. As one of only three companies to get the regional rights to this mega Broadway hit, MSMT has mounted a thrilling, large scale production that is an electrifying, heart wrenching, and profoundly uplifting theatrical experience that will leave you in what Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has called a state of “ecstatic exhaustion.” (more...)

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