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CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SEVEN GUITARS and More Set for Black Theatre Troupe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Black Theatre Troupe announces its 2017-18 season with an arresting array of theatrical tales that chronicle the African American experience. From musicals to drama, Black Theatre Troupe presents works that will touch the heart and stir your spirit! (more...)

A.B. Original, Troy Cassar-Daley Lead National Indigenous Music Awards; Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The National Indigenous Music Awards today announce their finalists while acknowledging the passing of 14-time NIMA recipient, 2016 NIMA Artist of the Year and giant of the Australian music inDustry Dr. G. Yunupingu. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: F. LYNNE BACHLEDA's Life in the Fringe Lane
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 29, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe opened on Thursday night and is now in full-swing, with a myriad of offerings in store for theater-goers this weekend at venues all across town. There's enough art - both entertaining and intriguing - to satisfy the most discerning of audiences, inspiring them in the process. Among the upcoming events is F. Lynne Bachleda's Stories From the Back Seat - a collection of monologues gathered by Bachleda during her tenure as a driver for a ride-sharing platform, an experience that provided her with a wealth of material. (more...)

Kids in the House Announces Brooke Burke-Charvet and Leana Greene host live broadcast covering the latest in baby care with eight top experts.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

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The Collective to Present EGO at Camden Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Collective present Ego as part of the Camden Fringe 2017 at The Lion and Unicorn (42-44 Gaisford Street, NW5 2ED), running August 16-18 2017, 18:30 (duration: 1h).Tickets: £10 (concession: £7). (more...)

LeAnn Rimes to Perform Holiday Hits and New Originals with the Utah Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Break out the tinsel and hang your stockings because world renowned Grammy Award winning vocalist, LeAnn Rimes is performing cherished holiday hits and new originals with the Utah Symphony. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: ERIC BUTLER'S Excellent Adventures on the Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 28, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opened last with #ThrowbackThursdayLive! and continues for two weeks in venues all over town, offering all manner of entertaining and intriguing art to satisfy even the most discerning theater-goer. Among the upcoming events is Eric Butler's The Intoxicated Travels of the Reverend Piano Man, featuring an all-star cast accompanied by live music from WT Davidson and Kevin Madill, on August 4 at 8:30 p.m. at the Darkhorse Theater. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: BRITT BYRD On Why She Loves Life On The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opens tonight with #ThrowbackThursdayLive! from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Actors' Bridge Studio at Darkhorse Theater. Britt Byrd, winner of Nashville Scene's Best Actress Award, makes her directorial debut with the patriarchy-smashing and gender-bending Marian Or, (The True Tale of Robin Hood), adding to her already illustrious resume of acting accomplishments. She's played everyone from Janet Weiss in The Rocky Horror Show to the bumbling, buxom Brooke in Noises Off and would-be beauty queen Carnelle Scott in The Miss Firecracker Contest. (more...)

Epstein Theatre's Christmas Panto Will Be On Another Level; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Prepare to be blown Out of Your Mind as LHK Productions is delighted to announce the cast for their 2017 festive panto Peter Pan, coming to The Epstein Theatre this Christmas from Fri 8 December 2017 until Mon 1 January 2018! (more...)

Kory Caudill Releases 'Song For Appalachia' from New EP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

When Kory Caudill began making plans to record his second album, he knew the focus had to be on one of his strongest passions - his home state of Kentucky and specifically the area surrounding his Prestonsburg roots. The aptly titled Song for Appalachia EP features six songs old and new and was produced by Sean Truskowski and Caudill. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ANTHROPOLOGISTS SAVE THE WORLD! at Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

Ricky Skaggs to Perform First Country Concert in 20 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

For the first time in two decades, the legendary Ricky Skaggs is returning onstage to perform a full-blown country music concert featuring the hit songs that made him a household name. (more...)

QUEEN SUGAR Renewed for Season 3, Ava DuVernay Inks First-Look TV Deal with Harpo Films
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Films announced today it has partnered with award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay (“13th,” “A Wrinkle in Time”) on a first-look deal for television and digital media. (more...)

Jason Eady Extends US Tour In Support of Critically-Acclaimed Self-Titled Album Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

This spring, Jason Eady released an epyonomous album via Thirty Tigers that has earned him the greatest acclaim of his career. The record, his first in more than three years, debuted at #17 on the Billboard Americana/Folk Chart and Heatseakers Chart, and peaked #15 on the Americana Radio Chart. Saving Country Music and Farce The Music named Jason Eady one of the best albums of 2017 so far.   Jason Eady is now available for purchase via his website and iTunes.    (more...)

BWW Previews: SEUSSICAL at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Jul 26, 2017

You can join the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, Thing 1 and Thing 2 and many other famous Dr. Seuss characters on an adventure this weekend as the Old Opera House presents Seussical: The Musical. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jul 26, 2017

Dust off your willing suspension of disbelief. Starlight Theatre transforms into Elizabethan London in the year 1595. The play is 'Something Rotten.' William Shakespeare has not authored his 38 famous plays and 150 sonnets. By masquerading as patron to the struggling Bottom Brothers from Cornwall, the Bard has purloined their ideas and most of their dialog lock, stock, and couplet. (more...)

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL to Play Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

'Oh the thinks you can think if you're willing to try.' So says the beloved Dr. Seuss, entertainer of children and their families (and a slew of grown-ups, too) for decades. (more...)

Chris McCarrell, George Salazar, and More Set For 54 SINGS INGRID MICHAELSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Dust off your feelings and curl up with your Broadway faves to celebrate singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson in an evening of indie folk tunes, heartrending ballads, and empowering pop numbers! (more...)

Screenvision Media Brings THE STORY OF RACING LEGEND BRUCE MCLAREN to the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Screenvision Media, in partnership with Gunpowder & Sky, today announced a one night only screening event in dozens of U.S. cities for McLaren, the captivating story of Bruce McLaren, the legendary racing champion, designer, engineer and founder of the iconic supercar that bears his name. (more...)

automotiveMastermind Shortlisted for 2017 SaaS Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

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DENSO Introduces New AT31Q 1-D and 2-D Barcode Scanner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

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Theater for the New City Presents New Operetta CHECKS AND BALANCES OR BOTTOMS UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

"Checks and Balances or Bottoms Up" is a rip-roaring musical that pits a Catholic school girl and a subway conductor against a Monster Puppet as they fight for the health and safety of all New Yorkers , the civil rights of America and finally, the future of our planet. This is the story of the awakening of America's true Patriots to do battle with the Monster of Apple Pie fascism and the Pumpkin Head of state, whose mission lies in golf courses and hotels, Russian dances, corporate princes and the power of money. (more...)

Semblant Appoints Former Henkel Executive Mark Popovich as Chief Strategy Officer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

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AntiGravity Orlando and Red Fish Theatre Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Following the success of last year's sold-out production of The Rocky Horror ShowAntiGravity® Orlando and Red Fish Theatre are again teaming up to bring Central Florida audiences an exiting new take on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's Dream, blending AntiGravity's world-renowned aerial and acrobatic flare with Red Fish Theatre's mission to present existing works in new ways. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Swing to Gershwin Alongside Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS jazz up the Los Angeles County Arboretum stage with an evening devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Gershwin & Friends on Saturday, August 19th. No one is better equipped to honor the Jazz-Age stylings of Gershwin than Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein, who got his start as Ira Gershwin's archivist. (more...)

CNBC Announces Fall Lineup Featuring New & Returning Series & Expanded Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

CNBC Primetime continues to attract a younger and more affluent audience with a stable of shows that embrace business and the entrepreneurial spirit. CNBC had its most-watched July ever among Adults 18-49 and 18-34 in primetime (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: NATE EPPLER's Adventures in FRINGEland
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 4, 2017

The most wonderful time of the year is quickly drawing to a close: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opened last week only runs through this Sunday, August 6, but until then you have a jam-packed calendar of creative, imaginative and adventurous theater to inspire you and to enlighten you - perhaps even enough to keep you satisfied until the 2018 rendition rolls around. (more...)

First Ever Thermal Tablet Cover Keeps Tablets Safe and Operational in Freezing Environments
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

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New Album 'NOW That's What I Call Old Skool' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Hitting shelves across the UK on the 4th of August, NOW have once again come up with the goods with their new release, NOW That's What I Call Old Skool. (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: MATTHEW MARCUM's Existential Take on The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2017

Today, our FRINGE-y 5 spotlight focuses on internationally recognized performance artist, producer and educator Matthew Marcum, whose work combines text, sound, movement, and optics to create contemporary theatre productions, live art events, conceptual installations and educational workshops. Marcum holds a dual MFA in Theatre Performance Making from The University of Chichester in the U.K. and the California Institute of Integral Studies as well as an MA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Columbia College Chicago. (more...)

UK Tour Dates for TWIST by Chino Odimba Announced, with 6 shows at Soho Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Dickens Reimagined in the Refugee Crisis: New play Twist asks why is Oliver's story still so familiar? (more...)

The FRINGE-y 5: DIEGO GOMEZ On Being Led to The Fringe
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 2, 2017

It's the most wonderful time of the year for Nashville's theater community: 2017 Sideshow Fringe Festival opened last Thursday night with #ThrowbackThursdayLive! and a weekend jam-packed with offering for the most adventurous of theater-goers and as the action gears back up for another full calendar of events week, we pick back up with more FRINGE-y 5 interviews. Today, our spotlight focuses on Diego Gomez, an actor/writer/musician who is an integral part of 2017 Sidewhow Fringe Festival as writer of The Backpack, an original script performed last weekend, and as an actor in this week's Marian, Or (The True Story of Robin Hood). (more...)

Porchlight Announces BILLY ELLIOT Cast and Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  (more...)

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions Present a New Expanded Production of Disney's ALADDIN - Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions. (more...)

Macha Theatre Works Announces Name Change and 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Macha Monkey Productions is excited to announce its name change to Macha Theatre Works, as well as the unveiling of its exciting 2017-2018 season of new works. (more...)

Joseph Shabason (Destroyer, DIANA) Streams Debut Album Aytche Out 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Canadian saxophone player and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Shabason is streaming his debut album Aytche this week via the CBC's First Play. (more...)

Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

7-Eleven' Bring Your Own Cup Day is Back with a Punch(bowl)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Dust off your sand buckets, punchbowls, beach cups or other unique containers. The highly anticipated Bring Your Own Cup (BYOC) Day is back at participating 7-Eleven stores Aug. 18 and 19, from 11 a.m. 7 p.m. each day. (more...)

The Kitchen Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kitchen, founded in 1971, has continued to serve as an important catalyst for a broad community of groundbreaking artists working across disciplines. In today's landscape, where contemporary artists and arts institutions are collaborating in new ways and generating new contexts for the continuing evolution of multi-disciplinary art, The Kitchen, as a nimble, smaller-scale organization, plays an especially vital role: it provides emerging and established artists a hot-house environment for the presentation and discussion of their work, supporting and seeking to foster a vibrant, living dialogue among artists from every field and area of culture. (more...)

Garrison Keillor, Straight No Chaser, Shaping Sound and More Set for The Kentucky Center's 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 34th arts season. Fall performances will feature author and radio personality Garrison Keillor, all-male a cappella group Straight No Chaser, Emmy winner Travis Wall's dance company Shaping Sound as well as many others. (more...)

LET'S DANCE BOSTON Returns to the Greenway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Is swing your thing?  Do the hallowed days of disco bring back memories?  Have you always wanted to learn how to Mambo? The Celebrity Series of Boston invites dancers of all ages and abilities to grab their dancing shoes and head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway September 13-17, 2017 for the return of Let's Dance Boston. (more...)

OVERRULED Returns for a Good Cause, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Overruled returns for a good cause! Sunday, August 20th at Papillon Bistro & Bar, Prohibition Room (more...)

Composer Scott Wollschleger to Release Debut Portrait Album SOFT ABERRATION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

On Friday, October 20, 2017, composer Scott Wollschleger releases his debut portrait album, Soft Aberration, on New Focus Recordings. (more...)

Greenwich Theatre To Launch Three National Tours With The Gift Of Technical Support
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A major and often crippling expense is being removed by Greenwich Theatre for three companies who will each start a UK tour in the South London venue this autumn.   (more...)

Trina's PV Modules Operational in The Sustainable City in Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

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Tickets Still Available for SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! All of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination - JoJo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos. (more...)

Arizona Rapper M7.o.c. Drops Latest Project 'SouthWest Serious'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Arizona Hip-Hop artist M7.o.c. recently released his latest mixtape project, 'SouthWest Serious.' The mixtape features 7 tracks and production by Main Ingredient. 'SouthWest Serious' is currently available to stream and download on Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

American Composers Orchestra Announces 2017-2018 Season - DREAMSCAPES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announces its complete 2017-2018 season, Dreamscapes, under the leadership of Artistic Director Derek Bermel, Music Director George Manahan, and President Edward Yim, featuring ten world, U.S., and New York premieres by a diverse set of composers. ACO continues its concerts at Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall (December 8, 2017 and April 6, 2018) while expanding its presence in New York to include performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center (November 7, 2017) and as part of the 2018 PROTOTYPE Festival (January 12-14, 2018). ACO continues to take its commitment to fostering new work beyond the stage in its annual Underwood New Music Readings (June 21 and 22, 2018) for emerging composers, now in its 27th year, and through EarShot, the National Orchestra Composition Discovery Network, which brings the Readings experience to orchestras across the country. (more...)

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