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Forrest Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
1114 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

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BWW Preview: ELIZABETH CREE is a Tale from a New York Crypt Headed for Philadelphia Opera Festival
by Richard Sasanow - Jun 5, 2017

Fifteen compelling minutes of a new work doesn't always turn into an opera for all seasons, but a first-look at ELIZABETH CREE—Kevin Puts' and Mark Campbell's latest collaboration--came across with startling originality. Based on Peter Ackrolyd's Victorian-era tale set in London's dangerous Limehouse district, the handful of arias were presented at the Crypt Sessions concert series in northern Manhattan, prior to its world premiere at Opera Philadelphia. (more...)

Agylytyx Announces Availability of New IOT Data Analysis Application
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

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Chris Alexander's BLOOD DYNASTY Coming to Select Streaming Platforms This Halloween
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Noted film critic (ComingSoon.net), magazine editor (FANGORIA, DELIRIUM), composer (Music for Murder) and filmmaker (Blood for Irina, Female Werewolf, the upcoming Blue Eyes) Chris Alexander's latest “fever dream” feature film BLOOD DYNASTY will drip exclusively onto select streaming platforms on Halloween 2017 (October 31) from newly minted distributor Castle Films. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Stephen Sondheim [sort of] comes to Symphony Hall in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM
by Justin J. Sacramone - Jun 27, 2017

One of the latest in this series of revues is SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, a Brainchild of frequent Sondheim collaborator James Lapine, which premiered on Broadway in 2010. Reorchestrated to fit the Boston Pops, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM played a two-night engagement at Symphony Hall on June 15 and June 16 under the direction of Sarna Lapine and conducted by Keith Lockhart. (more...)

Comedian Carrot Top to Produce Movie Based on Brian Evans Novel THE FUNNY ROBBERS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Carrot Top is known the world over as one of the most famous comedians on the planet. In fact, Reader's Digest recently honored him with their cover. The comedian, who has been one of the staples on the LasVegas Strip with hiscontinuous sold-out concerts at the Luxor, is entering a new realm: Movies. (more...)

Adam Davenport Releases 'My Return Address is You' Remix Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Adam Davenport released his debut single 'My Return Address is You' in January featuring vocals by Shanica Knowles. His follow-up EP, “My Return Address is You: The Remixes,' was released today (more...)

ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND to Open in China November 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Alice's Adventures Underground, an Immersive Theatre experience which is popular in the U.K., will start its first show in Shanghai as part of its Chinese version tour at the end of this year. (more...)

ALICE'S ADVENTURES UNDERGROUND to Open in China November 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Alice's Adventures Underground, an Immersive Theatre experience which is popular in the U.K., will start its first show in Shanghai as part of its Chinese version tour at the end of this year. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 20, 2017

I just returned from Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, my first. How did this happen? Well, it all happened in Kristin's Dressing Room, at the Lunt-Fontanne, when we were doing MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY. Her 'bootcamp' for young, aspiring performers had already had two seasons and she was looking to really 'change it up.' The rest is history, as they say, and 'I' can say, in all honesty, that it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had and those 43 kids and a handful of young interns, are in our hearts... forever. (more...)

Magical Musical Tale To Unfold This Summer At Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Audiences can expect a magical theatrical experience when the revival of an award-winning musical has its Manchester premiere at the city's newest theatre. (more...)

BC Unidos Release Debut Single 'Bicycle' from Past Santigold Collaborators
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Today, brand new project BC Unidos have released their debut single titled 'Bicycle.' The track is released today via Sony Sweden, available everywhere now (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi and Karen Akers to Star in WE'LL TAKE A GLASS TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in in The Ziegfeld Society's We'll Take a Glass Together: The Songs of Wright & Forrest from MGM to Grand Hotel, the final event of The Ziegfeld Society's 2016-2017 season. The musical revue will be presented for one performance only, on Saturday, June 24th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

MAGIC MONDAY Returns to Santa Monica Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Experience the thrill of magic and spellbinding illusions with a rotating cast of Master Magicians and Variety Acts every Monday at the Santa Monica Playhouse from May 1 through August 28. Created by the same team that brought you the theatrical smash hit Smoke and Mirrors, the weekly variety show MAGIC MONDAY began last summer at the Santa Monica playhouse and is back due to overwhelming audience response. (more...)

The Space Launches IMPROV INTERNATIONAL- A Tour-de-Force Workshop Beginning this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Forget about rehearsals and no need to memorize a script, Vegas' premiere performance haven The Space introduces Improv International, a full-force workshop designed for everyone to learn the importance of thinking on their feet. Tailored not just for actors and performers but women and men from all walks of life, Improv International welcomes everyone to participate in this unique and life-changing workshop. Students will delve into the dynamics of improvisation such as ad-libbing, quick thinking, acting techniques, and characterizing actions to master and improve these practices both onstage and off. (more...)

The Worlds Quickest Theatre Festival Comes To WOLVERHAMPTON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Straight from the streets of Seattle, 14/48 WOLVERHAMPTON is landing at the Arena Theatre on June 16 and 17 and is set to showcase 14 plays over a 48-hour period. (more...)

Soulo Theatre's THE CLERGY PROJECT to Play The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with SOULO Theatre will present a one-night only performance of The Clergy Project, directed by Tracey Erin Smith, on Monday, July 17 at 8pm at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Southern California's Premiere Music Festival By The Sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, Kicks Off 3rd Annual Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Southern California's premiere music festival by the sea, The Malibu Guitar Festival, kicks-off its 3rd Annual event May 18 - May 21, featuring headliner Mick Fleetwood Blues Band; Jamtown featuring Donavon Frankenreiter, G. Love & Cisco Adler; Tommy Emmanuel and Hunter Hayes topping the bill on Main Festival Day Saturday May 20 at Malibu Village, presented by D 'Angelico Guitars. Early Bird tickets are currently available. Kids12 years old and under get in free. Purchase tickets here: https://www.ticketfly.com/org/6059 (more...)

Legendary 60s Rock Opera Finally Debuts After 50 Year Wait
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Youth Music Theatre UK (YMT) is transporting us back in time to 1967's 'Summer of Love' with the world premiere of A Teenage Opera; the legendary show that was never completed. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Improv Therapy
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 4, 2017

BWW speaks to Improv Therapy about their 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show. (more...)

Park City Institute presents AMERICAN ACOUSTIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Park City Institute presents American Acoustic: Punch Brothers,  I'm With Her and Julian Lage, on August 15, 2017, part of the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series. The multi-faceted show, will blend genres ranging from folk to bluegrass, rock to jazz, on the Deer Valley Resort stage. (more...)


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New and Noteworthy around NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 28, 2017

There's a lot of great news on the New York City restaurant scene. There are openings all around the town that includes inventive dining concepts with some of the city's top culinary talents. Check out what's new and noteworthy that we recommend for our readers. (more...)

Legacy Recordings to Release First-Ever Picture Disc Edition of ELO's 'Out of the Blue'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of ELO's top-selling double album, Out of the Blue, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release the first-time-ever picture disc edition of the ELO classic available everywhere on Friday, September 29. (more...)

TBS Renews ANGIE TRIBECA; Bobby Cannavale to Join Series for Season Four
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Turner's TBS has taken another step toward earning its comedy series merit badge by ordering a fourth season of the hit series ANGIE TRIBECA, starring Rashida Jones. And in a shameless attempt to grab some much-deserved awards attention, the fourth season will welcome a new cast member: two-time Emmy- winner Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire) who has proven time and time again that he is irresistible to the Academy. (more...)

Huge 'Hackmatack' Sign in Berwick Celebrates 45 Years of Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

When you see the big wooden "H" and the nine letters that follow sitting high on the hill, you might think you made a wrong turn somewhere along the continental divide. (more...)

Cygnet presents THE EFFECT OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE-MOON-MARIGOLDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds was the Brainchild of a public school science teacher turned playwright, Paul Zindel. The work won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the Obie Award for best American play. Generations of audiences are familiar with the film version from 1972, which was directed by Paul Newman and starred his wife, Joanne Woodward and their daughter, Nell Potts. Cygnet's production is directed by Rob Lutfy and runs August 30th through September 24th. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Host a 50th Anniversary Cocktails & Cabaret Benefit 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

TheatreWorks New Milford will be celebrating their fiftieth anniversary this year with their annual fundraiser event 'Cocktails & Cabaret' on Sunday, August 27 at 19 Main, located on 'the green' in New Milford.  The event begins with cocktails at 4 pm followed by a Cabaret show of songs and scenes from their fifty year history.  TheatreWorks welcomes back some familiar faces and voices as well as new performers. (more...)

Adelaide Goes International with New Youth Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Adelaide goes international with new Youth Film Festival where young people are the jurors (more...)

Nasty Women on the Fringe: Sajeela Kershi and Friends
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Did you support the #WomensMarch? Then the only place to march to this August is at this female-led show! (more...)

IMMIGRANT DIARIES: Sajeela Kershi and Guests Returns
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Immigration, migrants, the refugee crisis; these are hot topics dividing Britain and the rest of Europe too. How many are there? Why are they coming here? What do they want? And who exactly are these 'bloody foreigners' anyway? (more...)

Women's March Born SAJEELA KERSHI: FIGHTS LIKE A GIRL! Comes to Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Fights Like a Girl! is a reflection of everything Sajeela Kershi has fought for and against. The show was born at the Women's March in London, chanting against Trump, travel bans and global injustices, with Sajeela fighting to keep her prime position on the frontline - even if that means elbowing Harriet Harman out of the way, and not allowing a man to push in at the front, who, it turns out is Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. (more...)

HBO Marks Season Three of BALLERS With Exclusive Los Angeles Pop-Up Store
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

On Thursday, July 20, HBO will celebrate season three of its hit comedy 'BALLERS' with an exclusive VIP event featuring DJs Virgil Abloh and DJ Wonder, to mark the launch of its retail pop-up in Los Angeles. (more...)

Bristol Old Vic Announces Autumn Season, New Associate Artists, and Booking Fees Scrapped
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

A year away from revealing the new foyer and studio, Bristol Old Vic celebrates with a bold new version of twentieth century classic, a Kneehigh premiere, a dazzling menu of quality work by our Associate Artists and welcomes Emma Rice to her new creative home in Bristol. (more...)

SUNSTOCK SOLAR FESTIVAL Returns to Los Angeles 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Sunstock Solar Executive Producers, in partnership with cARTel: Collaborative Arts LA,  are proud to announce the return of the Sunstock Solar Festival. The festival's new location will be at the Magic Box LA @ The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles  on September 9th, 2017. Sunstock Solar Festival impassions, educates and activates both our local and global communities through music, art, food, discussions and more, all centered around building greener cities and greener futures. The event will focus on clean energy, sustainability and social justice in a positive, engaging way, featuring solar powered light installations, green food trucks, immersive art, workshops, games, sustainable vendors, social action opportunities and the headlining feature - music powered by the sun. The all ages show intends to engage  festival-goers with the causes and calls-to-action that we need to protect our future. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for THE TOXIC AVENGER THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the transfer to the Arts Theatre of the acclaimed rock musical, The Toxic Avenger The Musical. (more...)

Northeast's Premier Halloween Event 'Scared in New Jersey' Debuts This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

This October, the legend of the Jersey Devil comes to life with the debut of SCARED IN JERSEY, the Northeast's premier Halloween event, taking place every Thursday through Sunday throughout the month, plus Halloween night, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ (dates listed below). (more...)

MAD WOMEN IN MY ATTIC! Makes U.S. Premiere at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mad Women in my Attic! The haunting, comedic cabaret show, Mad Women in my Attic! comes to the United Solo Festival on Saturday, October 7th at 4:0 pm. The production played to critical acclaim at the Brighton Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2015.  (more...)

Miami Revolution 93.5FM Acquires Palm Beach County's 93.5 WBGF from JVC Broadcasting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The addition of 93.5FM WBGF in Palm Beach County ensures the Revolution 93.5FM signal can be heard continuously from the lower Keys to Martin County. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON Sings for Baayork Lee's National Asian Artists Project
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Aug 7, 2017

Last night was one of those special kind of evenings in Manhattan. Members of the Broadway Cast of MISS SAIGON gave up their night off, to perform and raise money for NAAP (National Asian Artists Project). The conceit was the cast sing 'whatever they want' … and it worked. The young, attractive company of the current revival are very talented and events like these are always a reminder of how deeply gifted each individual member of a  company must, in order be to be able to explode with such power together, nightly, on the stage of the Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Added to 3rd Annual ELSIEFEST Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Tony and Grammy nominated actor and singer Jeremy Jordan (CW's Supergirl, Disney's Newsies, NBC's Smash) has been added to the 3rd annual Elsie Fest lineup. (more...)

Krrum Release 'Evil Twin' EP via 37 Adventures/+1 Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Krrum have shared the CAZZETTE remix of new single 'Evil Twin', with the band's EP of the same name also available today (via 37 Adventures / +1 Records). (more...)

HIPSTER SWEATSHOP Takes Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Alice Lee (Gap Year; Heathers: The Musical) and Zach Villa (Honeyglue; NCIS: LA; rock band Rebel and a Basketcase, For The Record, Dear John Hughes & Baz) are set to star in hyper-styled new musical, HIPSTER SWEATSHOP. Lee and Villa play twenty-somethings from opposite sides of the track who meet and fall in love in 'Downtown LA's hottest jewelry boutique.' (more...)

Sunstock Solar Festival Announces First Wave Of Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Sunstock Solar Festival is proud to announce its first wave of music programming. On the Gold Stage we will see headliners Ra Ra Riot, along with Robert DeLong, Run River North, and Wild Club. The Green Stage, focused on local bands, will feature Trapdoor Social, Freedom Fry, Bloodboy, and The Fuzzy Crystals. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Dry Diggings Festival to Welcome Matisyahu & Nahko and a Bit of Added Medicine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Matisyahu, along with Nahko and Medicine For The People are set to headline the third-annual Dry Diggings Festival, being held Saturday and Sunday, September 2-3, in Placerville, California, at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. (more...)

PIPPIN Cast To Take Audiences On Magical Musical Journey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The team behind the latest musical collaboration at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre are delighted to announce the full cast for the show of the Summer. (more...)

TRUE STORIES LIVE Welcomes Fringe Performers to Edinburgh International Book Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Fringe performers Shon Dale Jones (Hugh Hughes), Pauline Mayers and Athena Kugblenu are to escape into the calm of Edinburgh International Book Festival for unique storytelling event. (more...)

Anthony Logan Cole and More to Present Fully Immersive CURIOSITIES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

New Immersive 1930s Sideshow CURIOSITIES Coming to NYC This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Joining the explosion of fully immersive theater, Green Lite Productions presents CURIOSITIES, an intimate multi-sensory theatrical experience in which visitors traverse the tunnels of an illegal 1930s sideshow world full of bootleggers, deviants, performers, and misfits. (more...)

The Countdown Is On Until The Magic Of PIPPIN Arrives In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The countdown is now on until Manchester audiences are taken on a magical journey with the talented cast of musical PIPPIN, which opens in less than two weeks. (more...)

Alan Cumming, Lea Michele, and Darren Criss to Headline 3rd Annual Elsie Fest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Tony Award winning actor and singer Alan Cumming (Cabaret, CBS's The Good Wife), two-time Golden Globe nominated actress and singer Lea Michele (Scream Queens, Glee, Spring Awakening) and Emmy nominated songwriter, musician and actor Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) to headline the third annual Elsie Fest. (more...)

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