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Royale Theatre (New York, NY)
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BWW REVIEW: In A World Disgruntled With Its Leaders, Sondheim's ASSASSINS Is The Perfectly Timed Peak Into The Past
by Jade Kops - Sep 21, 2017

The mystery of what motivates a person to murder for political reasons plays out in Hayes Theatre Co's latest perfectly crafted production ASSASSINS. (more...)

Hudson Valley Dance Festival Expands Lineup of Companies and Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Hudson Valley Dance Festival, an enchanting dance experience in beautiful Catskill, NY, has added Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and MOMIX to the list of accomplished companies and choreographers performing at this year's festival on Saturday, October 7, 2017. (more...)

Black Sabbath's Bill Ward & More to Be Inducted into Hall of Heavy Metal Fame
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Black Sabbath Drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater Keyboardist Jordan Rudess, Bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan, and other metal royalty will be featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Lead Industry Reading of NYMF Musical TRAV'LIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Trav'lin - The 1930s Harlem Musical comes home to New York City for an invite-only industry reading featuring Brenda Braxton, who starred in the sold-out debut production at the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) in 2010. (more...)


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Poet Who Used PPI Claim To Fund Theatre Career Launches New Show At The Lowry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Popular Manchester poet and performer Chanje Kunda used her PPI claim to fund a Dream career in theatre. She will premiere her new work Superposition at The Lowry Thu 26 & Fri 27 October. (more...)

PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES Presents 'Havana Time Machine,' 10/6
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The versatile roots-rock music singer embarks on a musical and historical odyssey through the present-day Cuban capital in Havana Time Machine, a US/Cuba collaborative musical showcase premiering as a special co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting's VOCES, Friday, October 6 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Robert Cuccioli & Josh Young Featured on New ANGELS Studio Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Just announced, the Broadway-aimed new musical ANGELS, produced by Marcus Cheong & Mark Kang, will release an original studio cast recording. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Family Festivities Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse announces its 2017-18 Family Festivities Series on selected Sundays from December through May, featuring musical productions based on classic and contemporary children's stories. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

Roger Allam, Stephanie Cole, and More To Join Peter Nichols On Stage At The British Library
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

To mark the 90th birthday, of one of the UK's greatest living playwrights, Peter Nichols, The British Library will be hosting an evening, celebrating the man and his work, on Friday 22 September. (more...)

LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever to Take on Title Role in New Donna Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. (more...)

4th Annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards to Honor Rachelle Rak, James Whiteside and Michael Campayno
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

HIV Experience Resources Organization (HERO) will present the fourth annual Broadway & Ballet HERO Awards on October 16th at 8pm at Stage 48, 605 West 48th Street. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Opens Renovated Facilities with THIS RANDOM WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Roll out the red carpet! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati begins the 2017-2018 Season in its newly renovated theatre with the charming regional premiere of This Random World, a wistful drama by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. This funny, intimate, and heartbreaking story about the power of chance takes audiences on a journey of self-discovery. Playing October 10-November 4, 2017. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production sponsor is the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. (more...)

2017 Rob Guest Endowment Semi-Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Earlier this month, the Rob Guest Endowment held auditions in Melbourne and Sydney to search for this year's winner of the Rob Guest Endowment Award. (more...)

AsianInNY to Host 2017 Fashion Show this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

AsianInNY, New York's premier online destination for multicultural networking and entertainment, will host its 2017 fashion show and cocktail reception on Sep 23rd from 2:00-4:00pm at 100 Washington Street, Manhattan New York. (more...)

Miley Cyrus Shares First Listen to New Song 'She's Not Him'
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Today, Miley Cyrus turned to Instagram to share a first listen to her new song 'She's Not Him' off her upcoming new album, 'Younger Now,' set to be released on Sept. 29th (more...)

Altruistic Theatre Company COMMITTED Plays Final Performance on Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Altruistic Theatre Company, an organization dedicated to social change, presents Committed a fictionalized account of the last two days of the Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh. The play is written by Natalie Menna and directed by Brock Harris Hill. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Rise and Fall of Cirque du Soleil on Broadway
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Sep 20, 2017

The early success of Disney on Broadway led other successful entertainment companies to believe that conquering the Great White Way possibly was not that hard. But, as Warner Bros' first foray into the lead producing game, LESTAT, proved, it's not as easy as opening and tossing some money at marketing. And now, after a sole Broadway show, PARAMOUR, Cirque du Soleil has essentially shuttered its theatrical division, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical. A spokesperson for Cirque confirmed that former head Scott Zeiger is no longer with the company. (more...)

BackABuddy Campaign Launched to Assist Actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi Following Emergency Surgery
by David Fick - Sep 20, 2017

An appeal to help talented South African actor Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi, who had needed an emergency surgery following this year's National Arts Festival, has been made to assist him and his family while he is on medical leave while he recuperates. (more...)

William Patrick Corgan Announces New Silent Film PILLBOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

GRAMMY Award winning, acclaimed singer-songwriter and Smashing Pumpkins frontman, William Patrick Corgan today announced Pillbox, a silent film set to music from his highly-anticipated forthcoming Rick Rubin produced solo album Ogilala, due out October 13, 2017 via BMG (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of 'The Red Shoes,' presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, is making its American premiere now through October 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. Opening night was last night, September 19, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and starry festivities below! (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Announces IN CONVERSATION with Michael W. Brooks and Charles McMahon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

As part of its ongoing In Conversation Series of fascinating discussions with theater artists and special guests, Lantern Theater Company will host noted drama scholar Michael W. Brooks and Lantern Artistic Director Charles McMahon for In Conversation: The Mirror to Nature on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at approximately 4:30 p.m. (more...)

Joe Satriani Announces Releease of 'What Happens Next'; Out 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

World-renowned guitar virtuoso, JOE SATRIANI, announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release, January 12, 2018 on Sony/Legacy Recordings. (more...)

Olympic Channel to Present Coverage of 2017 Berlin Marathon & UCI Cycling
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

This week's coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA is highlighted by the 2017 Berlin Marathon, as well as 2016 Olympic track cycling silver medalist Chloe Dygert and Grand Tour double winner Chris Froome competing in the UCI Road Cycling World Championships live from Bergen, Norway. (more...)

BWW First Person: BANDSTAND Heals at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
by Matt Hanson - Sep 19, 2017

In his earliest memory, my grandfather is four years old. The year is 1919 and he stands on his tenement building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where he watches an army parade. Soldiers are returning from the Great War, and eternal peace on Earth seems possible. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Presents Tanaquil Le Clercq's 'The Ballet Cook Book'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

In 1967, ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq published The Ballet CookBook, her masterful compendium of ballet history, food stories, and recipes from over 90 leading dancers and choreographers of the day, including George Balanchine, Jacques d'Amboise, Melissa Hayden, and Allegra Kent. (more...)

New Musical ROAD TO HEAVEN: THE JONATHAN LEE MUSICAL Gets D.C. Reading Before Shanghai Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

China Broadway Entertainment announces its latest original global musical: Road to Heaven: The Jonathan Lee Musical. Adapted from the novel by internationally acclaimed author Li Xiuwen, the original musical will feature music by one of China's most iconic singer-songwriters Jonathan Lee. (more...)

NextStop Takes a Shot at Sondheim's ASSASSINS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

On October 19, NextStop Theatre Company, near Reston Town Center, will open the Tony Award-winning musical Assassins by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

HouseLogic Helps Homeowners Love Their Bathrooms
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

With a story as epic and revered as Hamlet, a theatre company has to either go big or go home. And with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy (running October 11 through November 5), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is most definitely going big with an all-star cast and production team. (more...)

New Children's Musical MY PERFECT PET to Hit the Playroom Theater
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 19, 2017

My Perfect Pet is the story of Cailin, a young girl who is determined to receive a puppy for her 10th birthday. Will she get her prized bundle of joy? She must first prove to her skeptical parents that she is worthy enough to receive such a very special gift. This bright and bouncy, light and giggly, tuneful show for the young and young at heart debuts at the Playroom Theater, 151 West 46 Street, New York, NY on October 14. (more...)

BWW Review: Strawberry Theatre Workshop's WHY WE HAVE A BODY a Head-Scratcher
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 19, 2017

Everyone has memories that feel rife with significance, but said significance does not necessarily make sense to others. And if the best depiction of said memory is beyond traditional language, then playwrights like Claire Chafee use poetic language to communicate said significance. In Chafee's Why We Have a Body , four women tell their stories in a series of vignettes and monologues using poetic language, and yet any significance Chafee is trying to communicate gets lost in translation. (more...)

New Federal Theatre to Stage Off-Broadway Debut of FREIGHT: THE FIVE INCARNATIONS OF ABEL GREENE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

From October 19 to November 19, Woodie King Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present the Off-Broadway debut of 'FREIGHT: the five incarnations of Abel Green' by Howard L. Craft, directed by Joseph Megel, starring J. Alphonse Nicholson, at Castillo Theater, 543 West 42nd Street. (more...)

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Photo Flash: Jessica Molaskey Celebrates PORTRAITS OF JONI Album at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Birdland welcomed singer/actress Jessica Molaskey in a concert celebrating her new recording, Portraits of Joni, on Monday, June 12. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Univision Network, Undisputed Leader with Hispanics, is Set to Finish the 2016/2017 Season as the No. 1 Spanish-Language Network for the 25th Consecutive Time
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Downtown Boys 'Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)' Video Released via Univision
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'Inside The Studio' Ushers Audience Members Behind The Curtain At The Sarasota Ballet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Sarasota Ballet announces today the line-up for Inside The Studio 2017 2018, a series of unique and intimate opportunities to step behind the curtain of The Sarasota Ballet, with demonstrations, coaching and talks from repetiteurs, choreographers and directors. (more...)

SkyPilot Theatre Company to Present Double Bill by Local Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

SkyPilot Theatre Company, long an incubator of new plays in the Los Angeles area, Jason Weiss and Theatre of Arts will present the Los Angeles premiere of a double bill of two new works by Los Angeles playwrights-ABSENCE MAKES THE HEART... by Sean Abley and COMB YOUR HAIR (OR YOU'LL LOOK LIKE A SLAVE) by LeeLee Jackson, each a national finalist (of four total) for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2017 John Cauble Short Play Award. (more...)

Casio G-SHOCK Introduces The S Series Ani-Digi Step Tracker
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Schimmel Center presents AMERICAN DANCE SPECTACULAR!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Schimmel Center presents American Dance Spectacular! on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m., exploring the history of American popular dance throughout the 20th century, including the Charleston, Lindy hop, jitterbug, twist, voguing, and more. The performance is directed, co-written and created by Daniel C. Levine (Broadway's Les Mis rables, Chicago, and Mamma Mia!) with choreography by Al Blackstone (Fox's So You Think You Can Dance), music direction by Bryan Perri (Broadway's Wicked and Next to Normal), and book by Susan Batten (Lifetime's Showing Roots) together with six Broadway dancers backed by three vocalists and a live band. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonathan Watton Tackles Hitchcock in Mirvish's NORTH BY NORTHWEST
by Taylor Long - Sep 19, 2017

A North American premiere is set to stun Toronto audiences when NORTH BY NORTHWEST, a stage adaption of Alfred Hitchcock's renown film, graces the stage at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long spoke with leading man, Jonathan Watton, on playing Roger O. Thornhill. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Releases 'Willie Nelson and the Boys (Willie's Stash, Vol. 2), 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Legacy Recordings will release Willie Nelson and the Boys, the eagerly-awaited second installment in the acclaimed Willie's Stash archival recordings series, on Friday, October 20. (more...)

E! Premieres Season Seven of Sizzling Hot Series TOTAL DIVAS, 11/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

E! and WWE 's TOTAL DIVAS returns for its fiery and fierce seventh season beginning Wednesday, November 1 at 9 pm ET/PT. Brie Bella , Nikki Bella , Naomi (Trinity), Natalya (Nattie), Lana and Maryse will join newcomers Carmella, Nia Jax and Alexa Bliss. (more...)

Sigma Designs Launches Z-Wave Smart Home Maker Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Upstart Theatre Presents DARE Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Critically-acclaimed arts innovators Upstart Theatre present the second annual DARE Festival at Shoreditch Town Hall, bringing together artists and audiences from across London and beyond in an explosion of new and in-development performance presented at the earliest possible stage. (more...)

DAEDALUS' DAUGHTER Comes to Bootleg 9/21 - 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Bootleg Theater presents the world premiere of Daedalus' Daughter, by Carol Katz, in association with Rosanna Gamson/World Wide, an original movement theatre piece for five performers. Opening on Thursday, September 21st and running through Saturday, September 30, 2017, Daedalus' Daughter uses the Greek myth of Daedalus and his son Icarus as its primary metaphor for mental illness: the story of struggle, escape, flight and falling, as told from the point of view of an imagined female figure Daedalus' daughter. (more...)

HIP HOP NUTCRACKER to Bring Twist on Tchaikovsky Classic to the Fox; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Hip Hop Nutcracker (www.hiphopnutcracker.com), a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, hits the road this holiday season to 28 U.S. cities. (more...)

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