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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...)

BWW Feature: 2800 Students in the Room Where It Happens, and Then Some
by Jay Irwin - Mar 9, 2018

If downtown Seattle was feeling a little more electric, a little more amped up this afternoon maybe that's because 2800 students from around the northwest got the chance to take in the hottest theatrical commodity. I refer, of course, to 'Hamilton' currently at the Paramount Theatre. But this was so much more than a simple school outing as the students were given an opportunity to really dive into the subject and for some, that meant their own moment to shine. (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...)

BWW Interview: Carla Stewart of THE COLOR PURPLE at Peace Center
by Neil Shurley - Mar 3, 2018

'I think if you've seen the movie, if you've read the book, you won't be disappointed with the musical. You won't be like, 'Oh, I wish they would've left it alone.' No, you'll be like, 'That was amazing.' (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at The Straz Center
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 29, 2018

Exceptional Cast Brings Carole King's Beautiful To Life (more...)

BWW Review: LAST OVER at Delhi Theatre Festival
by Richa Das - Mar 23, 2018

Veterans Rakesh Bedi and Ananth Mahdevan lead this well-written Abhishek Patnaik comedy "Last Over", one of the many selected plays put up in the esteemed Delhi Theatre Festival. (more...)

LION Releases Debut Single SELF CONTROL Via We Are Here
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

UK alternative rocker Lion releases her debut single 'Self Control' via multi-platinum producers Linda Perry & Kerry Brown's label, We Are Hear for the U.S. & Canada. We Are Hear partnered with Fiction Records for a global release of the single and the forthcoming album. (more...)

Korean Theatre Director Lee Yoon-taek Arrested Over Sexual Assaults
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Broadwayworld previously reported that Lee Yoon-taek, the artistic director of one of South Korea's most notable theatre companies has been accused of sexual assault and rape. (more...)

Indie/Soul Artist Deva Mahal Releases 'Run Deep'. 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Genre defying R&B/Soul goddess Deva Mahal is set to release her much-anticipated debut album Run Deep on March 23 via Motéma Music, fresh off the success of her self-titled introductory EP. Run Deep was produced by Scott Jacoby (Vampire Weekend, José James, Coldplay), with two tracks produced by Jarrett Wetherell (Beyonce/FKA Twigs). The album is available to pre-order now with the track 'It's Down to You' available as an instant grat. (more...)

MusicWorks To Present Three Classic Folk-Rock Concerts In Delray Beach and Lake Worth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

???????MusicWorks today announced that it would be presenting three classic folk-rock concerts in the coming weeks: (more...)

BWW Review: The Gamm's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Can't Quite Connect
by Andria Tieman - Mar 14, 2018

The Gamm's current production A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT, is a play written by Nicholas Wright in 2013 based on the book of the same name by Dr. Pumala Gobodo-Madikizela about her time on South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which began in 1995 after the fall of apartheid.  It's an incredibly interesting premise that deals with complex political and racial issues that should be both explored and remembered, but as a dramatic production, it falls unfortunately flat due to a number of factors both in the writing and the production of the play. (more...)

BWW Review: MARGARET CHO BARES ALL at Tampa Improv
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 10, 2018

Dressed in ripped jeans, a MASH 4077 tee and embroidered black jacket, Margaret Cho twerked her flat butt (her reference, not mine) right into the hearts of admiring fans at Tampa Improv Friday night for her 'Fresh Off the Bloat' tour. (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...)

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...)

fu-GEN Theatre Presents MIXIE AND THE HALFBREEDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

An optimistic tale for a remixed nation - fu-GEN Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of MIXIE AND THE HALFBREEDS by Japanese Canadian Julie Tamiko Manning and Chinese-Canadian Adrienne Wong. A playful exploration of being mixed race in Canada, MIXIE AND THE HALFBREEDS is on stage April 3 - April 15, 2018 at Pia Bouman School, Scotiabank Studio Theatre. (more...)

Comedian, Composer and Filmmaker Lauren Maul Creates 'Apologies From Men' Album and Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

New York based creator of comedy, music, and film Lauren Maul (NY Times, Amazon Reviews: The Musical!) is announcing the release of her album Apologies from Men. The album will be available for purchase on March 9th, 2018, and she will be debuting the songs live at a concert at The People's Improv Theater on that same date at 9:30pm - tickets are available here for $10. (more...)

John Oliver Wins Defamation Lawsuit Against Coal King
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2018

John Oliver and his show Last Week Tonight got caught up in a legal suit after Oliver called coal king Robert Murray a 'geriatric Dr. Evil' and made fun of his energy corporation during a segment last June. Oliver was sued for defamation but he has announced that the comments were ruled a First Amendment right, according to Deadline. (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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