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Shubert Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.

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Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg

The 1987 hit movie featuring Tom Hanks bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were "big" and wakes up the next morning a 30-year-old man, he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for-and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. A witty, moving, insightful book and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score make this already classic motion picture fantasy an unforgettable theatrical experience. 'Big' is satisfyingly good. The music of David Shire, the lyrics of Richard Maltby Jr., the book by Jerome Weidman and the choreography by Susan Stroman extol all the values of the grand tradition of musicals. At the Kentucky Center for the Arts.



Taylor Swift Announces Upcoming New Album, 'Reputation'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Billboard.com reports that after a few snake-related teases, Taylor Swift has confirmed her new album, Reputation, is coming out on November 10. What's even better is that Swift's first single from the upcoming album will drop tomorrow, August 24! (more...)

UD, DDC & VTA Partner for UD CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Representatives from the University of Dayton Center for Leadership, Dayton Development Coalition and Victoria Theatre Association have partnered to present the UD CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES, sponsored by Premier Health. The inaugural series features three distinguished authors and thought leaders who inspire shared thinking and encourage life-long learning, collaboration, inclusiveness and innovation. (more...)

The Marcus King Band Announces Inaugural Music Festival Lineup in Black Mountain, NC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

This October 6 & 7, The Marcus King Band and their family & friends will descend on Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC for the inaugural The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a two-day music festival featuring a lineup curated by King himself. (more...)

Rheidiant Announces Participation in Chevron TechnologyVentures' Catalyst Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

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Rosemary Clooney and Elvis Coming to Flat Rock Playhouse in Two Solo Shows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2017 season continues with two concert offerings sure which are sure to please even the most discerning musical lovers. (more...)

Casting Announced for World Premiere Comedy RESOLVING HEDDA at Victory Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Maria Gobetti, co-artistic director of the Victory Theatre Center, is pleased to announce casting has been completed for the next production scheduled in The Big Victory - the world premiere of Jon Klein's comedy RESOLVING HEDDA. (more...)

Chopteeth Throws Down Original African-Heavy Funk with Urgent Message on New Album 'Bone Reader'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Toss down the bones. The result seems random, but read the pattern and you'll discern the shape of things, the present and what's to come. (more...)

John Mulaney to Bring 'Kid Gorgeous' Tour to Macky Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous is coming to Macky Auditorium Concert Hall at The University of Colorado Boulder on Thursday, September 7th at 7:30 PM.  (more...)

Steak 'n Shake Launches New Prime Steakburger
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Steak 'n Shake, home of the Original Steakburger TM and the restaurant industry's longest established brand in the premium burger segment, today unveiled the world's best burger, the Prime Steakburger. (more...)

NBC Dominates Tuesday in Every Key Measure, AGT Beats Big 4 Competition Combined
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

This is NBC's 32nd win over the last 34 Tuesdays among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49. In total viewers, it's NBC's 13th Tuesday win in a row among those nets. (more...)

Broadway Star Faith Prince to Perform in New Orleans This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls, will make debut for Mark Cortale's Broadway @ NOCCA concert series on September 22 at 8:00 PM, as a benefit for the The NOCCA Institute. (more...)

Michelle Dowdy Joins Off-Broadway's THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

On Sunday Aug, 20th The Marvelous Wonderettes, currently playing Off-Broadway at Theatre Row, bid adieu to long time cast member Ryann Redmond and original cast member Sally Schwab.  This week the production welcomes two new cast members to Springfield High School. (more...)

THE LOVER and THE COLLECTION Double Bill Set for Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Building on the critical success of his 2011 production of Harold Pinter's Old Times, STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn will return to the British playwright's gripping realm of doubt and disquiet to direct a double bill of short plays. The Lover and The Collection will run from September 26-October 29 at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

Glenn Close and Jane Alexander to Chair Panthera's Conservation Council
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization, today announced that it has convened more than 60 of the most respected figures from the worlds of business, law enforcement, government, fashion, media, entertainment, tourism, the military, and the arts in its Conservation Council, a global advisory board. (more...)

Broadway's Next H!T Musical, Dance, Magic, Festivals and More Set for The Berman's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Berman Center for the Performing Arts announces its seventh season with an exceptional series of shows, including Broadway and dance performances, music, magic, live shows, festivals, fairs, and programming for families. (more...)

Writer, Performer and Cabaret Star Justin Sayre to Return to Joe's Pub with I'M GORGEOUS INSIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Justin Sayre, creator and host of the acclaimed comedy variety show and cult hit, The Meeting* of the International Order of Sodomites, will soon debut his new witty and sexy cabaret show, I'm Gorgeous Inside. The show, which is a sensual exploration of love and bad girl archetypes, begins its run September 22, 23, and 24 at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

Guotai Junan Rewards Millions of Users, the First 818 Festival of Finance Perfect Ending
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

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Big Head Todd and the Monsters LP 'New World Arisin' out 11/3 on Big Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Colorado band Big Head Todd and the Monsters are set to release their eleventh studio album, New World Arisin' on November 3 on their Big Records imprint. (more...)

BWW Review: AT THE END OF THE DAY at Elite Theatre Company
by Cary Ginell - Aug 23, 2017

The Elite Theatre Company begins a new theatrical experiment as three high school actors not only perform, but help in writing the script for a new drama, 'At the End of the Day.' (more...)

Elohim Drops Surprise Track 'Eclipse'; Fall Tour With Alison Wonderland Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Just in time for this week's solar eclipse, Los Angeles artist/producer Elohim has surprise-released a brand new track fittingly titled 'Eclipse.' (more...)

Classic Spring Announces WILDE TALK Series Featuring Stephen Fry, Frank McGuinness, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Classic Spring is delighted to announce that Stephen Fry, Frank McGuinness, Franny Moyle and Merlin Holland will give pre-show talks before evening performances of A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Jerry Lewis
by Walter McBride - Aug 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, comic legend Jerry Lewis died at 91 years old at his home in Las Vegas. (more...)

MTV Partners with Facebook, Holo, Instagram and More Ahead of the 2017 VMAs
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

MTV today announced two augmented reality (AR) experiences, including a partnership with Viacom NEXT to launch the VMA AR studio Moon Person camera effect on Facebook. (more...)

Isaac Hayes being Honored with New Retrospective 'The Spirit Of Memphis (1962-1976)'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Craft Recordings is proud to announce the forthcoming release of The Spirit of Memphis (1962-1976), chronicling the ascension of one of the most influential creative talents in music history, Isaac Hayes, who would have turned 75 this year. (more...)

Nichole Carey to Make Chicago Cabaret Debut with GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at Davenport's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

You can take the girl out of the country, but can you ever really take the country out of the girl? (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre Announces Expansion of All New Multi-Media Performance Space
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT), Arizona's Leader in Musical Theatre and the Valley of the Sun's highest attended LIVE theatrical venue, announced plans to expand their existing 1,000 square foot multi-purpose Encore Room to a 3,500 plus square foot hi-tech multi-media performance, banquet and conference space. By doubling the existing footprint, ABT will be able to offer Valley arts enthusiasts a more diverse and varied roster of shows, concerts, guest artists and special events as well as provide much-needed banquet, conference and seminar meeting space for West Valley businesses, associations and organizations. (more...)

Carolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre's first production of its Inaugural Season, Terrence McNally's Master Class, will star Emmy-winner Carolyn Hennesy as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas and opens September 22. (more...)

Annie Lennox, Forest Whitaker and More Line Up for Global Citizen Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Global Citizen today announced Global Citizen Week, a series of events that will culminate with the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in New York City's Central Park. (more...)

Park City Institute presents Country Star Josh Turner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Country star Josh Turner brings his deep baritone voice and high-energy performance style, to close out the summer season at the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series, on the Deer Valley Resort stage, Sunday, September 3 at 7pm. (more...)

Stephen Costello's Paris Opera Debut Kicks Off Full Season Of Firsts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Stephen Costello, having "risen rapidly to claim a place among the world's best tenors" (Daily Express, UK), steps up his European presence in the coming season. September sees the Tucker Award-winning tenor make his Paris Opera debut with his first German-language account of Camille in The Merry Widow. (more...)

Doo-Wop Musical LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Wraps Up CRT's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 46th annual summer season of professional live theatre with the regional premiere of the fun and funny doo-wop musical, "Life Could Be a Dream". Written and created by Roger Bean with musical arrangements by Roger Bean and Jon Newton, the show features some of the greatest pop hits of the 1950's and '60's. Performances will run for three weeks, from August 30 - September 16 with evening show times at 7:30.  Matinees are available on September 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th and 13th at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchased by calling 800-427-6160 or at the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. (more...)

Caborca's Adaptation of Roberto Bolano's DISTANT STAR to Premiere at Abrons Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Abrons Arts Center will present the world premiere of Caborca's adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's ground-breaking novel Distant Star, a harrowing tale of fascism and its aftermath. Running September 14 - October 1, this eerily relevant drama weaves Bolaño's memories of life (and death) under Pinochet's American-backed dictatorship into a perverse, seductive noir of urgent political necessity. (more...)

Comedians Carlos Mencia and Jim Breuer Announced for Valley Forge Music Fair
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) welcomes two of comedy's heavy hitters to ever expanding Valley Forge Music Fair lineup. "Half-Baked" star Jim Breuer brings his relatable brand of comedy to The Venue on Friday, August 25, 2017 for two shows at 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Comedy Central's 'Mind of Mencia' creator Carlos Mencia brings his Laughin' and Lovin' Tour to The Venue on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00pm. Tickets for all three shows are available on Ticketmaster. Doors for each show will open one hour in advance. (more...)

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The PAC Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (The PAC) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a step into the future and a nod to the past, with a curatorial eye towards honoring our history and prominently featuring the latest cutting-edge performances from artists who have been critical to our 40 years of success. (more...)

Touch A Truck in Downtown Hammonton This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The 3rd Annual outdoor Touch A Truck event will be held on Sunday, August 27th. This free event will take place in Downtown Hammonton from 12pm to 4pm and is hosted by MainStreet Hammonton and sponsored by Toy Market. Touch A Truck will feature up close encounters with Big trucks, construction equipment, tractors and more. There will be interactive games, music and giveaways for children and their families. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall to Present Exciting Lineup of Music, Dance, Family Programs and More During Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

???????Flushing Town Hall illustrates its mission to provide global arts for a global community this fall by bringing the world to Queens with jazz, world music, dance, family programs, exhibitions, and workshops. This fall season, there is something for everyone at Flushing Town Hall. (more...)

CLSA First Asia-Headquartered Institution To Deploy The Symphony Collaboration Platform Across Its Global Business
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

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Maria Menounos & More Added to Celebrity Judges Panel for 2018 MISS AMERICA COMPETITION
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced that TV and SiriusXM host, CEO of Afterbuzz TV and bestselling author Maria Menounos and former Miss America Nina Davuluri will join the judges panel. (more...)

New San Diego Symphony Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

???????In January 2018, the San Diego Symphony will hold its third annual festival and will explore the world of rhythm, sound and place through percussion in a month-long celebration entitled "It's About Time," which is curated by percussionist, conductor, author and University of California San Diego professor Steven Schick. Working with several of San Diego's performing arts organizations, the festival is about the myriad of ways percussion music connects us to the world and to nature. Planning is underway for the festival to move beyond the concert hall including an outdoor performance at the US/Mexico border of John Luther Adams's Inuksuit. (more...)

Netflix Shares First Look Images & Trailer for Adult Animated Comedy BIG MOUTH
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Get ready to meet the monsters of your glorious prepubescent dreams in this first look at Netflix's upcoming adult animated comedy Big MOUTH! Big Mouth launches on Friday, September 29th exclusively on Netflix. (more...)

BWW Interview: Taylor Louderman Talks New Animated Series; MEAN GIRLS & More
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2017

Today the talented actress shares her excitement over the new Nick Jr. series SUNNY DAY and explains why she might know a thing or two about mean girls! (more...)

The Marcus King Band Announces Inaugural Music Festival This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

This October 6 & 7, The Marcus King Band and their family & friends will descend on Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC for the inaugural The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a 2-day music festival featuring a lineup curated by King himself. (more...)

Michele D'amour and the Love Dealers Arise from Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge
by Tory Gates - Aug 23, 2017

'I don't see any other genre that does not progress. Jazz progresses, hip-hop progresses, rock progresses, why shouldn't blues as well...?' (more...)

BWW Review: There are axes to grind in Firecracker Production's Regional Premiere of CROOKED, at the Obsidian Theater.
by Gary Laird - Aug 23, 2017

If you have any dull hatchets lying around, I suggest you bring them along. There are axe-grindings galore on the stage in this play by Catherine Trieschmann, now playing a summer run at the Obsidian Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Hayden Rodriguez is Electrified for Lightning Thief Reunion Concert
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 23, 2017

This Monday, August 28th at 7 pm the original Off-Broadway cast of 'The Lightning Theif: The Percy Jackson Musical' will reunite for one night only at the Green Room 42 for a special concert event. Lightning Theif Composer and Lyricist Rob Rokicki will host the celebration in honor of the cast album reaching the #3 spot on the Billboard Cast Album award. I was lucky enough to chat with James Hayden Rodriguez, Shenandoah Conservatory alum and cast member of 'The Lightning Theif Musical' about his experience being a part of a show whose subject material has such a cult following, and hear about his career. (more...)

Broadway Class Will Be in Session for John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Emmy winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) will make his highly-anticipated return to Broadway this fall in his original one-man comedic play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, direct from his acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater, producers Nelle Nugent and Kenneth Teaton announced today. (more...)

Seven Artists Selected for the 10th Anniversary of American Lyric Theater's Composer Librettist Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that three composers, three librettists, and one dramaturg have been selected as Resident Artists to participate in the tenth anniversary season of the company's nationally acclaimed Composer Librettist Development Program (CLDP). The artists selected for this prestigious residency and training program are composers Shuying Li, Andy Tierstein, and Liliya Ugay; librettists Lorene Cary, Julian Crouch, and Lila Palmer; and dramaturg Antigoni Gaitana. (more...)

Sir Simon Rattle Celebrates Debut as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The curtain is raised on Thursday 14 September on Sir Simon Rattle's debut as Music Director of the London Symphony Orchestra [LSO], launching This is Rattle, 11 days of special concerts, events and installations, running at the Barbican Centre, LSO St Luke's and the Guildhall School's Milton Court Concert Hall, until 24 September. He also becomes Artist-in-Association with the Barbican and the Guildhall School. (more...)

A Violinist Gets Unstrung at Momenta Festival III 10/1-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Four distinctively themed programs, each curated by a different member of Momenta Quartet have been announced for Momenta Festival III.  (more...)

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