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The Minty Awards, Honoring Catholic High School Musicals, Announce 2017 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The Minty Organization, the non-profit company which oversees The Minty Awards, is gearing for its biggest ceremony of the year, The Seventh Annual Minty Awards, set for Sunday, June 4 at 7pm at the historic St. George Theatre (35 Hyatt Street). Scroll down for the list of nominees! (more...)

Camden Rocks Festival Announce Stage Times & Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Camden Rocks Festival have revealed full line-up details for the June 3rd all-day event, and announced a special Kraken Sounds Stage to be held in the Camden Market Amphitheatre, featuring acoustic performances and open to all, free of charge. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Captivates Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017

Carole King is an American treasure: a singer/songwriter of much renown, she possesses the showbiz bona fides that place her among the highest echelons of creative endeavor and for more than 50 years, she has provided the soundtrack for the lives of so many of us that you can't help but be caught up in an emotional fervor of remembrance and revelry when you hear one of her hit songs. (more...)

Final Lineup Announced for LIGHTNING IN A BOTTOM FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) has announced the lineups for the Landing and Haven areas, both part of LIB's new educational hub debuting this year, The Compass, designed to empower and engage individuals. The roster of speakers and presenters will treat festivalgoers to immersive workshops surrounding grassroots political activism, social justice, climate change and indigenous land rights, digital activism, identifying truth in journalism and social media, decolonization, art activism, and more. (more...)

MAMA'S NEXT BIG ACT! Returns for its 3rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Legendary Theatre District nightspot Don't Tell Mama is announcing the third annual "Mama's Next BIG Act!" a bigger than average, 10-week competition that mixes styles and genres.  Beginning Tuesday June 13 at 7:30 and running for 10 weeks on Tuesdays through August 29!! (No contest on June 20 and July 4) (more...)

Breaking: Stars from GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON & More Earn 2017 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), have announced the 2017 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree for Excellence in the Theater and the 5th Annual John Willis Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre who will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, June 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), current home of The Great Comet, recipient of 12 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. (more...)

HERPES: A LOVE STORY Breaks Out at Hollywood Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

After her first time at age 14, Cherise Pascual was addicted to sex. At age 32, she was diagnosed as an Asymptomatic Carrier for herpes. Despite it being a non-fatal disease stemming from nothing more than the folly of youth, the shame, depression, negative self-image and other ramifications of contracting herpes nearly killed her. Her journey through living with the disease, and the addictions, psychological trauma and self-loathing that came with it, is a story that needs to be told…in Cherry's own…ahem…special way. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Present PARADISE FOUND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, Artistic Director, announced the spring concert for Season 39: Community, featuring four performances of Paradise Found, running March 30 - April 1at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco 94102). Performances are Thursday, March 30 at 8 p.m., Friday, March 31 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, April 1 at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $25-65 and are available now on www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at (415) 392-4400. (more...)

The Coral, Reverend and The Makers & More Confirmed for CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Today Camden Rocks Festival confirm Merseyside's indie rock legends, The Coral, Sheffield's Reverend and The Makers, and more will join the 2017 festival line-up. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway Roundup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 7, 2017

Perry T's latest New York Roundup includes six Broadway shows; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, HAMILTON, A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, PARAMOUR, and ON YOUR FEET! plus three off-Broadway shows; PRUDENCIA HART, SPAMILTON, and CAGNEY (more...)

NY Film Production Company Owltainment Gearing Up for 2017 Film Festival Season
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

When it comes to creating feature length, documentary, and short films that are both informative and use unique concepts that explore new technologies while also focusing on international production, NY based film company Owltainment has been quite busy in the last few months. (more...)

BWW Review: BUMT's Rollicking 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL Gives Dolly Her Due
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Just in case you are unaware, heed this advice: There is perhaps no better place on earth to catch some future Broadway stars (and, no doubt, some Tony Award winners-to-be) than in Nashville. If there is any other more fertile breeding ground for musical theater stars than what you may find among the assemblage of burgeoning talents at Belmont University - particularly among the students enrolled in the school's musical theatre program, now celebrating its 19th season - we implore you to supply directions for our edification. (more...)

DISNEYLAND PARIS Launches 25th Anniversary Celebration With Sparkling Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Disneyland® Paris sparkled with the launch of its historic 25th Anniversary with a day filled with extraordinary events. (more...)

Udderbelly and London Wonderground Merge into One Huge South Bank Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Underbelly is thrilled to announce details of Underbelly Festival - a new multi-arts extravaganza on London's South Bank running from 28 April - 30 September. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed Traveling Comedy Trio Return Home for Melbourne International Comedy Festival Debut
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Fresh from a rollicking tour across the globe, these 'damn fine belles of the sassy bizarre' (Australian Arts Review) are bringing their 'infectious silliness, impish cheek and harmonious musicality' (The Scotsman) to the Butterfly Club for their Melbourne debut at Melbourne International Comedy Festival. (more...)

Feeder Confirmed to Headline Camden Rocks Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Camden Rocks Festival are thrilled to announce FEEDER as the headliners of this year's festival, alongside another 30 bands today confirmed to join the line-up on June 3rd across 25 venues through Camden Town. (more...)

SIDE SHOW to Mirror Exotic True Life of Conjoined Twins at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Side Show parades onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage March 10, 2017, and struts its human Cavalcade through April 2, 2017. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present REMEMBERING THE 40'S This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present Remembering the 40's, a musical tribute to the men and women of the war generation, for three performances only April 22-23, 2017.  (more...)

Musical Production Mirrors Exotic True Life of Twins
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Side Show parades onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage March 10, 2017, and struts its human Cavalcade through April 2, 2017. This musical is based on a true story, which is a spectacle in and of itself, focusing on the lives of conjoined twin women, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became famous stage performers in the 1930's. Conflict eventually separates the two emotionally as one wants a husband and home and the other wants fame and fortune. Only heartbreak brings them back together as they move forward with their careers and lives. (more...)

SIDE SHOW to Mirror Exotic True Life of Conjoined Twins at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Side Show parades onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage March 10, 2017, and struts its human Cavalcade through April 2, 2017. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans for Sommerfest 2017 Celebrating Andrew Litton and Doc Severinsen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra announces plans today for Sommerfest 2017, unveiling a celebratory summer festival in which the Orchestra salutes two of its artistic leaders: Doc Severinsen on his 90th birthday, and Sommerfest Artistic Director Andrew Litton, who has announced that this summer will mark his final season as the head of the festival. Running from July 3 to August 5, Minnesota Orchestra's summer season includes two tribute concerts to Pops Conductor Laureate Severinsen; performances by Litton and his friends André Watts, William Wolfram and New York City Ballet dancers; and culminates with the opera Litton has long wanted to conduct in Minnesota, Strauss' Salome. The summer season also involves the annual Symphony for the Cities concerts, two previously announced regular season programs and the return of the Minnesota Orchestra Fantasy Camp. (more...)

BWW Review: LADIES IN BLACK is a New Australian Triumph at the Regent Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Mar 1, 2017

Tim Finn's new musical Ladies in Black is critically acclaimed and award-winning…and it deserves it all and more. Returning to Melbourne for an encore season, this wonderful musical is based on Madeleine St John's 1993 novel, The Women in Black, and has been excellently brought to the stage by Australian screenwriter Carolyn Burns and director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Love Never Dies). (more...)

They Have Been Found! Chronicling the Career of Pasek and Paul Through Their Music
by Matt Smith - Jun 9, 2017

Momma Rose may soon have to change her tune. 'Cause lately, it seems like everything's coming up Pasek and Paul! No, really. With a hotly-anticipated film project on the rise, a much-lauded Oscar win that put them on the map, and the recent announcement that their inaugural Broadway musical will be the next to be broadcast live across the globe (and they'll be contributing new music and lyrics!!) -- all amidst the buzz surrounding the award-winning mega-musical that set Broadway ablaze and left us broken on the ground, there's no denying the incomparable power duo has had quite the banner year. (more...)

Mama's Next BIG Act! Seeks Contestants
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Legendary Theater District nightspot Don't Tell Mama is announcing the third annual 'Mama's Next BIG Act!' a bigger than average, 10-week competition that mixes styles and genres. Beginning Tuesday June 13 at 7:30 and running for 10 weeks on Tuesdays through August 29. (No contest on June 20 and July 4) (more...)

A Cavalcade of Cutting Edge Comedies Kick-Off July at Ptown's Art House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Within the span of just the first two weeks of July, four cutting edge comedies will open at producer Mark Cortale's renowned Art House in Provincetown, hot on the heels of the just-opened new hit Varla Jean Merman show Bad Heroine.  First, Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ bring their smash hit Return to Grey Gardens back to Ptown after a two-year hiatus for a summer long run from July 5 - September 7. Next, Jinkx Monsoon debuts her own new show The Ginger Snapped with cohort Major Scales at the piano, from July 8 through September 10. The next evening, super-duo Kitten n' Lou make their Art House debut with their new comedy "Holier Than Thou" - fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sold out smash run at Fringe World in Australia and Joe's Pub in NYC, from July 9 - 24. Following that, Varla Jean, Ryan Landry & Peaches Christ debut their new comedy 5 to 9 - a hilarious parody of the hit movie 9 to 5, set in our even MORE absurd Oval Office, running from July 14 - September 9.  For Tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN! Wows Nashville Audiences During Show's TPAC Run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Nashville audiences have long been noted for their generosity in rewarding performances with a standing ovation - to the point that they have become rather commonplace - but never before have we witnessed a 'standing O' at the end of a particularly raucous, thoroughly inspiring and resolutely entertaining musical number. That is, we had never seen it happen until opening night at the conclusion of the rousing and rollicking 'A Musical' that comes midway through Act One of Something Rotten!, the uproarious Broadway hit that made its Music City debut at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on Tuesday evening. (more...)

Palo Alto Players Announce First Ever Staged Reading Companion Series for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its inaugural staged reading companion series for the company's 87th season. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jane Krakowski Guests on New Series AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Actress and comedian Amy Sedaris cordially invites you into her home with the premiere of her new comedy series AT HOME WITH AMY SEDARIS, which truTV announced today will premiere on Tuesday, October 24 at 10:30pm ET/PT. (more...)

WFuV Introduces THE BOOGIE DOWN with Binky Griptite
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

WFUV, New York (90.7 FM/wfuv.org) - Binky Griptite, longtime guitarist and emcee for The Dap-Kings, is bringing the funk to WFUV on Saturday nights between 8-11 p.m. The Boogie Down, a danceable blend of vintage soul and R&B, debuts on July 22. Paul Cavalconte's expanded, free-form Cavalcade will now be heard on Sundays from 8-11 p.m., beginning on July 23, followed by The Bottomless Pit with Marshall Crenshaw from 11 p.m.- midnight. UKNY with Kara Manning continues on Saturdays from 11 p.m.-midnight. (more...)

Burlesque and Comedy to Take Over The Art House This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

As part of his largest lineup of productions yet since taking the helm as The Art House's Producing Artistic Director six years ago, Mark Cortale throws fuel to the blazing lineup of cutting-edge comedy and music already underway at his Provincetown theater with the addition of three more shows opening in late July. (more...)

Kathleen Turner, John Early & Kate Berlant, Love Bites and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A lot of duo power is coming up these next couple weeks at Joe's Pub at the Public. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond, Never Sleep Alone and More to Bring on the Love for Valentine's Day at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup for Valentine's Day 2017. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Bridget Everett, Kyle Riabko, Alan Alda and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Everyone needs a little love. Good thing Joe's Pub has got a ton of it going on in the next couple of weeks. This weekend - Cathy Cervenka and Corn Mo host their annual Valentine's Day duet bonanza - Love Bites - on the 12th. Afterward, Xavier is back with his Ladies of Soul tribute, featuring Martha Redbone, Bright Light Bright Light, Anastacia McCleskey (of Waitress The Musical on Broadway), Toshi Reagon, Justin Johnston and Abena Koomson! (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary Shocking TICKLED, 2/27
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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NFL Debuts Super Bowl LI Commercial
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

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Musical Production Mirrors Exotic True Life of Twins
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Side Show parades onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage March 10, 2017, and struts its human Cavalcade through April 2, 2017. This musical is based on a true story, which is a spectacle in and of itself, focusing on the lives of conjoined twin women, Violet and Daisy Hilton, who became famous stage performers in the 1930's. Conflict eventually separates the two emotionally as one wants a husband and home and the other wants fame and fortune. Only heartbreak brings them back together as they move forward with their careers and lives. (more...)

Kathleen Turner, John Early & Kate Berlant, Love Bites and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

A lot of duo power is coming up these next couple weeks at Joe's Pub at the Public. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Regeneration Theatre presents The First Revival of the Broadway Musical SKYSCRAPER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Regeneration Theatre will revive SKYSCRAPER. Not seen anywhere since its original production with Julie Harris, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Peter Marshall, which closed in 1966, SKYCRAPER received 5 Tony Award nominations in a year that also included Man of La Mancha, Mame, and Sweet Charity. Not too shabby. (more...)

BWW Review: Springhouse Theatre's Winsome Staging of THE FANTASTICKS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 19, 2017

Sometimes even the loveliest and most appealing of musical theater scores can be forgotten, virtually erased from your memory. Unless, of course, you have your digital music system programmed to play a Cavalcade of memorable showtunes, but even then, you're likely hear songs from the same ten shows on a continuous loop. (more...)

BWW Review: Circle Players' BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL Brings Down the House
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2017

Strong and energetic - some even show-stopping - performances from a youthful, fresh-faced cast, choreography that will have you dancing in the aisles and sprightly direction that moves the plot along at an astonishing pace…if you aren't already a fan of Bring It On the Musical, then Circle Players' production will make you one in short order. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASC's WILD PARTY An Undeniable Taboo
by Trevor Durham - Aug 12, 2017

Rodaz' Wild Party is cruel, immersive, and leaves the taste of taboo with each jazz number. (more...)

BWW BLOG: An Evening With Burt Bacharach at the Smith Center in Las Vegas
by Jessica Vanek - Aug 10, 2017

An Evening With Burt Bacharach at the Smith Center in Las Vegas (more...)

DREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Following the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago called 'The Dreams' who become music superstars, Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lance Horne On His Current Residency at Joe's Pub, His Iconic Collaborators and Trying to Recruit Neve Campbell
by Troy Frisby - Apr 5, 2017

Lance Horne is developing new music based on acclaimed author Neil Gaiman's love poems to his wife, Amanda Palmer, is working on a top-secret project with Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears and continues to work with his 'musical husband,' Alan Cumming. And, if all of that weren't enough, the Emmy-winning composer (ONE LIFE TO LIVE), lyricist and performer has also returned to Joe's Pub for the 2016-2017 season. Having performed at the venue since it first opened its doors in 1998, Horne is currently undertaking a four-part residency of new material---aptly titled NEW WORK, NEW WORK---for which he's been joined by many of his famous friends. Ahead of the residency's penultimate installment, NEW WORK NEW WORK 3, on April 12 at 7pm, we spoke with Horne by phone about his innumerable collaborators, his history with Joe's and the stars he's still working on teaming up with. (more...)

Camden Rocks Festival Confirm Royal Republic, Pulled Apart By Horses & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Today Camden Rocks Festival confirm Swedish rock giants Royal Republic and Leeds' Pulled Apart By Horses, who just released their new album 'The Haze' to high praise from the likes of Kerrang, Q, Upset Magazine, DIY, NME, Uncut and many more, will join the 2017 line up this June 3rd. (more...)

The Space at Westbury Theater Announces Exciting Spring/Summer Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

As we continue into the Spring and Summer months- The Space at Westbury Theater, one of Long Island's top music venues in the heart of Nassau County, will bring a Cavalcade of national headlining acts (more...)

Lightning in a Bottle Festival Announces New Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Lightning in a Bottle has announced the musical lineup for the Compass area of the festival and the workshop and panel lineup of its Crossroads space. The announcement comes a week after the first round of speakers and workshops were unveiled for the new educational hub of the festival. The Musical and Performer offerings feature sights and sounds of other cultures from around the world. From belly dancing to German house, the music hosted at the Compass is hand-selected to pair with the mind-expanding classes that are held on grassroots political activism, social justice, climate change and indigenous land rights, digital activism, identifying truth in journalism and social media, decolonization, art activism, and more. (more...)

MERRY WIVES, TWELFTH NIGHT and TEMPEST Coming to Bryant Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Beloved theater troupe The Drilling Company, best known as the presenters of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, are celebrating their fourth year as the company-in-residence for Bryant Park Presents Shakespeare. 2017's performances include six performances of The Merry Wives of Windsor in May and June, three performances of Twelfth Night in late July and six performances of The Tempest in August and September. (more...)

Lightning in a Bottle Music Festival Announces New 'Compass' Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Yesterday, Lightning in a Bottle announced the speaker and workshop lineups for the Beacon and Craft, two of the six areas making up the Compass, LIB's new educational hub debuting this year. The Compass, the newly re-imagined area of Lightning in a Bottle, will offer festivalgoers a diverse array of educational opportunities that engage the senses, expand the mind, and inspire community action. Workshops and presentations will include classes on grassroots political activism, social justice, climate change and indigenous land rights, digital activism, identifying truth in journalism and social media, decolonization, art activism, and more. (more...)

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