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BWW REVIEW: Captivating, Creative And Current, COCKROACH Contemplates A World Where Revenge For Violence Against Women Is Served By An Indestructible Insect
by Jade Kops - Sep 9, 2018

COCKROACH is the latest marvelous mix of entertainment and education to come from Writer and Director Melita Rowston.  (more...)

Conrad Sewell Releases Vulnerable And Emotional New Song CHANGING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Conrad Sewell confessed his mistakes and yearned to tell his uncut story on his new tracks, 'Come Clean' & 'Healing Hands' - two songs with minimal production driven by the Australian Conrad's bold, big, and bluesy wail. Today, Sewell arrives with his next chapter in his evolution as an artist and individual, the vulnerable and emotional song, 'Changing'. (more...)

The Red Green Show Announces 'This Could Be It' Tour for 2019, Joins Heartland's Programming Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Steve Smith, better known as Red Green, from the beloved Gemini Award-winning comedy series The Red Green Show, will be taking the show to the road in 2019 for his 'This Could Be It' tour. The name says it all: Potentially Red Green's last tour as he heads out on the road to hold 'Lodge Meetings' all over North America. This might be your last opportunity to catch Red live before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck. (more...)

Tiffany Hsiung's Film THE APOLOGY to Premiere on PBS Documentary Series POV
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

United Nations researchers report that between 1931 and 1945, the Japanese military forced an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 women and girls into institutionalized sexual slavery. Euphemistically referred to as “comfort women,” they typically ranged in age from 11 to 33 and were taken from Japanese colonies from Korea to Indonesia. Mobilized through forced recruitment, kidnapping, false employment offers or sale by family members and employers, they served in brothels supervised by the Japanese military. Seventy years after their imprisonment, the surviving “comfort women” still await an official Apology from the government of Japan. (more...)

New Spire Arts and AARCH Present POETRY SLAM WITH SONYA RENEE TAYLOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

New Spire Arts, in partnership with the African American Cultural and Heritage Society (AARCH), presents Poetry Slam with Sonya Renee Taylor on September 27, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW review: Sierra Madre Playhouse Offers Brilliant Production of THE GIN GAME
by Don Grigware - Sep 10, 2018

D.L. Coburn's Pulitzer Prize winning The Gin Game with its focus on two elderly people in a run down nursing facility circa 1977 is rarely if ever revived in Los Angeles. Why? I'm not sure. It requires great actors, but LA does have them. Maybe it's the theme. Too depressing? No excuse! The play is a brilliant, thought-provoking work of art. On the surface it's exceedingly funny but underneath, a seriously disquieting potboiler for seniors. Loneliness, and insufficient finances for decent old age care create a bleak outlook. Currently onstage at the Sierra Madre Playhouse through October 6, real life husband and wife Alan Blumenfeld and Katherine James beautifully play Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey under the meticulous direction of Christian Lebano. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Drag Queens in Suburbia
by Nancy Grossman - May 8, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham presents the Boston premiere of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, a play with music about a not-so-great Elvis impersonator who finds success with a new calling involving lipstick, sequins, high heels, and specially-padded undergarments. If you subscribe to the philosophy that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans, then playwright Matthew Lopez makes a strong case for it. (more...)

BWW Review: Art Examines Power and Privilege in Shaking the Tree's SALT, a Multimedia Act of Resistance
by Krista Garver - May 4, 2018

SALT is a collection of installations (including performance pieces) about civil disobedience inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's Salt March speech. It's one of those unique events that makes the Portland theatre scene so dynamic. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on 20/20 on ABC - Saturday, June 2, 2018
by TV Scoop - May 31, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on 20/20, airing on ABC on Saturday, June 2, 2018! (more...)

Following Smash Hit SMALL BALL Catastrophic Presents Two More Plays By Mickle Maher
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Following directly on the heels of The Catastrophic Theatre's smash hit musical SMALL BALL, with book and lyrics by Mickle Maher, the theatre is commemorating its long and prolific relationship with Maher by remounting its lauded 2008 production of his play THE STRANGERER to play in repertory with its spiritual sequel, in an extremely limited run. THE STRANGERER is a darkly hilarious satire of the first debate in the 2004 presidential election between George W. Bush and Jim Kerry, moderated by Jim Lehrer. It will be presented in repertory with JIM LEHRER AND THE THEATRE AND ITS DOUBLE AND JIM LEHRER'S DOUBLE, a sequel to THE STRANGERER about Jim Lehrer, the now retired news anchor and presidential debate moderator, who is visited one evening by his double: Jim Lehrer, the amateur playwright. (more...)

Teatro Trail to Remove Blackface Character From Play Following Community Outrage
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

A Miami-based theatre company has responded to criticism over the use of black face in a play titled 3 Viudas en un Crucero currently being produced be the theatre group Teatro Trail. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: STALKING THE BOGEYMAN Is The Heartbreaking And Harrowing Dramatization of David Holthouse's Personal Experience That Was First Made Public In Print
by Jade Kops - May 26, 2018

Neil Gooding (Director) presents STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, David Holthouse and Markus Potter's stage adaptation of Holthouse's very personal story of being a victim of childhood rape, with care and confronting clarity. (more...)

The Official Selections for the 2018 American Black Film Festival Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Today, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) continues its 22-year legacy of providing a platform for diverse storytelling and emerging filmmakers, by announcing the 2018 official selections in all screening categories. The festival returns to Miami Beach, FL from June 13-17.  (more...)

VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Dishes on Liam Hemsworth, Smoking Pot, and More on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2018

Miley Cyrus appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, where she talked about Liam Hemsworth, smoking pot, and why she took back her Apology for the nude photo she posed for 10 years ago. Watch the clips below! (more...)

LOVE AFTER DEATH Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Happy/Sad Artist Collective is thrilled to announce the world premiere of Brittany Stahl's one-woman show, Love After Death. As part of The Hollywood Fringe Festival, the performance dates are May 31, June 9, 15 and 16 at Studio/Stage in Koreatown. (more...)

Wynona & the Big Noise, Joe Nichols, & More Take Over Port St. Lucie, With Chillin' on the Lucie this October
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2018

Grab your sunscreen and head down south for the Chillin' on the Lucie music festival in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Oct. 3 - 7. Headlining will be country icon, Wynonna, with her band The Big Noise, and hit-maker Joe Nichols, with two more to be announced. RaeLynn, Thompson Square, Craig Campbell, Restless Heart, Love and Theft, Trent Tomlinson, Scooter Brown Band and Southern Halo are also scheduled to perform at the festival, with more acts to be announced. Tickets can be purchased here. (more...)

Laura Ingraham Will Take a Vacation Amid Controversy
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 31, 2018

Popular Fox News host will take a vacation amidst the controversy she recently caused when mocking Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg on Twitter. According to Variety, Ingraham's vacation was pre-planned. (more...)

South Korean Theater Director Dimo Kim To Stage New Musical COMFORT WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory, a new theatre company providing more roles for Asian American actors has announced that it will present the Off-Broadway revival of COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL written by South Korean Theater Director Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Miese with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park on Friday, July 20ththrough Sunday, September 2nd at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Friday, July 27th. The production is supported by the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. (more...)

Documentary Following Imagine Dragons Frontman Dan Reynolds on Quest for LGBTQ Acceptance in Mormon Community
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Documentary Following Imagine Dragons Frontman Dan Reynolds on Quest for LGBTQ Acceptance in Mormon Community (more...)

BELIEVER Documentary Following Dan Reynolds' Quest for LGBTQ Acceptance Debuts June 25 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Imagine Dragons frontman and Mormon Dan Reynolds recently embarked on a new mission: to explore and influence how The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints treats its LGBTQ members. BELIEVER follows his quest to change hearts and minds and promote inclusivity and understanding in the tireless fight toward acceptance for all. Directed by Don Argott (“Last Days Here,” “Art of the Steal”), and produced by Live Nation Productions, the moving documentary debuts MONDAY, JUNE 25 (8:00-9:45 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Australia's Conrad Sewell Announces US Tour
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Conrad Sewell confessed his mistakes and yearned to tell his uncut story on his latest release, 'Ghosts & Heartaches' - a two song effort with minimal production driven by the Australian artist's bold, big, and bluesy wail. Today, Sewell arrives with his next chapter - the visuals for the track, 'Healing Hands.'  (more...)

BWW Review: HEISENBERG at Zach Theatre
by Rex Stanfield - Jun 24, 2018

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BWW Review: DAISY PULLS IT OFF, Charing Cross Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 21, 2018

The 80s West End hit is revived by the actor-musicians of the graduating class of Guildford School of Acting in a production that never quite settles on a tone that fits 2018 audiences' sensibilities. (more...)

Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory Presents COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Dimo Kim Musical Theatre Factory, a new theatre company providing more roles for Asian American actors has announced that it will present the Off-Broadway revival of COMFORT WOMEN: A NEW MUSICAL written by South Korean Theater Director Dimo Hyun Jun Kim, Osker David Aguirre, and Joann Malory Miese with music by Bryan Michaels and TaeHo Park on Friday, July 20th through Sunday, September 2nd in the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Friday, July 27th. The production is supported by the Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on 20/20 on ABC - Today, June 2, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on 20/20, airing on ABC today, June 2, 2018! (more...)

The Kitchen Presents Vijay Iyer Residency, THE WHAT OF THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

The Kitchen presents Grammy nominee, MacArthur fellow composer-pianist Vijay Iyer's The What of the World (June 25-29), one of three weeklong residencies within The Racial Imaginary Institute's series On Whiteness. Iyer-noted in a New Yorker feature as "the most lauded piano player in jazz"-assembles a jaw-dropping group of cutting-edge artists across musical disciplines and creates what he refers to as an "affective archaeology" of systemic racism. This multifaceted residency is an exploration, from many perspectives, of what racial oppression feels like. Iyer's residency features four evening performances, as well as Iyer's new sound installation-titled How the Spotlight Sounds, with texts by Garnette Cadogan, author of "Walking While Black"-playing throughout the week. (more...)

PBS' POV Releases Full Schedule for 31st Season Kicking Off June 18
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

PBS series POV kicks off its 31st Season with the national TV debut of the acclaimed documentary feature film QUEST this Monday, June 18 at 10 PM. POV is the longest-running independent documentary series on American television. Screeners and interviews available now. POV films have won 37 Emmy® Awards. – Adam Segal, The 2050 Group - Publicity (more...)

Rosh Hashanah Traditions Celebrated in Magical New Children's Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

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BWW Review: A Bold and Creative ANNE OF GREEN GABLES: A NEW FOLK ROCK MUSICAL Makes History at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 8, 2018

Broadway in the Finger Lakes is at it again in bringing a new and creative musical to audiences at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, a theatrical gem located in Auburn's beautiful Emerson Park. The new musical Anne of Green Gables: A new Folk Rock Musical comes to the theatre directly from four sold out performances in Broadway in the Finger Lakes' 2017 theatre series, The PiTCH. The production is modern and creative and the show is truly something special. (more...)

ABC News' NIGHTLINE Beats CBS' THE LATE LATE SHOW in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49 in 2nd Quarter 2018
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

ABC News' “Nightline” drew 1.304 million Total Viewers, 474,000 Adults 25-54 and 361,000 Adults 18-49, during the 2nd Quarter 2018, based on Most Current Data from Nielsen Media Research. “Nightline” led CBS' “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (426,000 and 313,000, respectively), during the quarter in Adults 25-54 (+48,000) and Adults 18-49 (+48,000).   (more...)

PBS Series POV Releases Schedule for 31st Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Produced by American Documentary, Inc., POV is public television's premier showcase for nonfiction films. Since 1988, POV has been the home for the world's boldest contemporary filmmakers, celebrating intriguing personal stories that spark conversation and inspire action. Always an innovator, POV discovers fresh new voices and creates interactive experiences that shine a light on social issues and elevate the art of storytelling. With our documentary broadcasts, original online programming and dynamic community engagement campaigns, we are committed to supporting films that capture the imagination and present diverse perspectives. (more...)

Broadway Takes To Twitter Over Transphobic New York Times Review For HEAD OVER HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Late Thursday evening, following the publication of the New York Times theatre review of Head Over Heels, members of the Broadway community took to social media to express outrage over a review which many have dubbed transphobic. (more...)

HERE Announces 2018-2019 Season Of Boundary Pushing Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

HERE (Kristin Marting, Founding Artistic Director, and Kim Whitener, Executive Director) is proud to announce its 2018-2019 season, which marks the OBIE-winning institution's 26th year of producing of daring new hybrid performance by new artists from all disciplines - theatre, music, art, dance, puppetry, and media art. (more...)

BWW Review: GOD IS DEAD AND APRIL'S GETTING MARRIED and A TWO WOMAN HAMLET Don't Fully Execute their Visions at Capital Fringe
by Sam Abney - Jul 23, 2018

Capital Fringe productions tend to have a lot of ambition. No matter the quality of the show, there is a clear underlining of a message the playwright wants to get across to their audience. When this message is unclear, however, the work can begin to falter. Unfortunately, this is the kind of scenario that befalls two promising productions at the Festival: God is Dead and April's Getting Married and A Two Woman Hamlet. Neither is bad, per se, but each show fails at living up to the promise of their premises. (more...)

BWW Review: APPROPRIATE Sports Multiple Meanings and Graveyards
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jul 20, 2018

Who is or isn't prejudiced or racist is part of the cargo in Branden Jacob-Jenkins' APPROPRIATE, but the playwright also dissects what makes families tick and malfunction. (more...)

BWW Review: Ally Theatre's #POOLPARTY
by Roger Catlin - Jul 2, 2018

Ally Theatre's '#poolparty' is a prime example of discovering a little known chapter of local history, fashioning it into art and creating a more universal statement. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL SHOOK UP Has Appeal Despite Stumbling Blocks.
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Jul 12, 2018

All things considered, ALL SHOOK UP does possess a certain amount of appeal largely in part to the talent of the cast and musicians and the timeless music of Elvis Presley. The visually impressive spectacle created by the brilliant scenic artists and designers is also something the whole family will appreciate.  While the show isn't without its stumbling blocks, Zilker Theatre Productions should be commended for providing free, accessible theatre for sixty years. This incredible accomplishment is a gift to the Austin community and is sure to continue delighting families for many years to come. (more...)

Black Swan State Theatre Company Presents SKYLAB by Melodie Reynolds-Diarra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

The launch of a science laboratory into Earth's outer orbit was hailed as a miracle of the modern age. But what was really going on up there? The nature of the experiments conducted was kept top secret... (more...)

The Side Project Finds Cast of OXY, OHIO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2018

Adam Webster, Artistic Director of the side project, today announced casting for the side project's world premiere production of OXY, OHIO; Chicago playwright S.J. Spencer's new drama dealing with the opioid epidemic.  (more...)

Goodspeed Cancels Performances of CYRANO Due to Blake Jenner's Exit, Now Closing September 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

There has been a change in the performance schedule for Goodspeed Musicals' current production CYRANO. Due to the pending departure of one of the cast members, we must close after the 6:30pm performance on September 2, 2018. Previously scheduled performances for August 29-30 and September 5-9 have been cancelled. All other performances will remain as scheduled. (more...)

BWW Review: The Abbey Theatre is JIMMY'S HALL
by Jini Rooney - Aug 1, 2018

Jimmy's Hall is based on the true story of a tin barn built on a farm in Leitrim by Jimmy Gralton in the 1920s. His vision of a haven for the local community to congregate for music, dance and lively discourse is perceived as a menace by the local establishment, including the Catholic Church, then at the height of their influence in Ireland. The church soon wield their political influence to banish the 'revolutionary' Gralton from Ireland. (more...)

Jimmy Kimmel Tweets Apology For Attacks on Melania Trump and for Feud with Hannity
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2018

As previously reported, Sean Hannity attacked Jimmy Kimmel during his monologue Friday night, blasting Kimmel for mocking First Lady Melania Trump's accent at the White House Easter Egg Roll as well as calling him a 'pervert.' (more...)

Author Susie Duncan Sexton Published In Dearborn Public Library's 'What's In A Name?' Anthology
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Hoosier author Susie Sexton's essay "WAIT! PRIOR TO TOSSING ME INTO A WEATHERED HATBOX…READ ME FIRST" will be published in the latest Henry Ford Centennial Library "Big Read" upcoming anthology What's In A Name? The book will be available for purchase on Amazon. Sexton's work was published in the organization's prior two 'Big Read' collections Call of the Wild Dearborn: Animal Tales (also providing the photographic cover art) and Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared to Dream Before. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach Speaks with CNBC's Scott Wapner Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

CNBC Transcript: DoubleLine Capital CEO Jeffrey Gundlach Speaks with CNBC's Scott Wapner Today (more...)

Javier Munoz Shares Apology and Explanation Following Social Media Incident
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Javier Munoz took to Twitter today to share a public statement and Apology for some of his posts on the site following some backlash last month from fans. (more...)

PBS Series POV Announces 31st Season Including BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY, DARK MONEY, & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The creative, fighting spirit is alive and well in 2018. The newest slate of documentary films from PBS television series POV arrives this June with a lineup of empowering and moving stories about the strength of art and activism. From scientists setting out to save the planet to hip-hop artists carrying out the quiet duty of fatherhood, humanity's resilience amidst turmoil and tumult has never been more evident. (more...)

BWW Review: Sherlock With a Twist: MISS HOLMES
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 10, 2018

The Greater Boston Stage Company production of Christopher M. Walsh's MISS HOLMES is chock full of delightful elements. Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes integrates minimalist and inventive stagecraft with a cast combining the usual suspects and a few first offenders for a spellbinding theatrical experience. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 4/2-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 4/2-4/6 (more...)

How It All Began? The Story of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Jeffrey Kare - Apr 1, 2018

Tonight, NBC will air its fifth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray, the peacock network will be presenting Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera that tells the story of the final week in the life of Jesus Christ. It begins with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ends with the crucifixion. It also highlights the political and interpersonal struggles between Jesus and one of his 12 apostles, Judas Iscariot that are not present in the Bible narratives. (more...)

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