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LeVar Burton and More Join Lineup for 2017 NOW HEAR THIS Podcast Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Newly announced shows include 'LeVar Burton Reads,' from the star of 'Reading Rainbow' and 'Stark Trek;' comedy podcast 'Hello From The Magic Tavern;' 'Vox's The Weeds,' an in-depth look at current events; and 'Nancy,' conversations about today's LGBTQ issues; as well as a block of wrestling podcasts, including 'Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast,' 'The Art of Wrestling' and 'Conversation with the Big Guy.' (more...)

Comedian Tony Hinchcliffe Comes to Gramercy Theater 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

???????On Saturday, August 26 at 8PM, comedian Tony Hinchcliffe brings his raw and unapologetic stand-up comedy to headline at Gramercy Theater as part of the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, with special guest Jeremiah Watkins and more tba. Tony is touring the country fresh off the release of his new comedy album One Shot, out in wide release now. Tickets are $12 and avaiable here: https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/000052AC114B9B89.   (more...)

Author Edward Stanton Honored in 2017 Indie Book Awards: Novel Wide as the Wind Wins YA Category
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

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Tony Winner Faith Prince Headed to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Faith Prince, Tony Award winner for Guys and Dolls, will join Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series on August 25 & 26 at 7:00 PM, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

On the heels of closing a successful 13th season, Second Thought Theatre Artistic Director Alex Organ announced details for the company's 2018 season today. The new season adds a fourth production for the first time since 2013 and is comprised of three area premieres and one world premiere. Play selections include 'a work of total Fiction' taking place during the 2008 New Hampshire Democratic primary, a committed couple resorting to a miracle drug to regain their capacity for empathy, a city planner fighting for the safety of a town that doesn't want his help, and a provocative ensemble piece that exposes the incongruities of being a woman in the 21st century. Season subscription and ticket information for STT's 2018 season is available online at 2TT.co. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story byJeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finneyreturns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home for a Sept. 16 opening. (more...)

The Boys Are Back! DIESEL BROTHERS Returns to Discovery Channel 9/4
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The boys are back... Heavy D, Diesel Dave, The Muscle and Red Beard, along with the rest of the Diselsellerz crew are bringing you bigger builds, awesome truck giveaways, and more hilarious pranks in the all new season of DIESEL BROTHERS priemering on Discovery's Motor Mondays on Discovery Channel on September 4th at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

OFJCC Palo Alto presents Hollywood Actors, World Musicians, and More This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center of Palo Alto proudly presents the stellar line-up for its Fall 2017-2018 Arts & Dialogues series, featuring world-renowned musicians, artists, and a host of fascinating thinkers, doers, and innovators. Beginning in September and continuing through December, the OFJCC will host spectacular performances from globally acclaimed instrumentalists such as Israeli cellist Amit Peled and Yeshiva University's The Maccabeats a cappella phenomena. The Jazz Giants series will have audience members swaying along to the mesmerizing sounds of trumpeter Avishai Cohen, and the infectious rhythms of multi-award-winning jazz pianist Kenny Barron. Families will love the whimsical and interactive Amazing Bubble Man, and the much-anticipated return of Opera for Families provides an enriching introduction to the art form for youth of all ages. In December, acclaimed actor Bill Murray will charm audiences with his unique brand of wit in a rare live performance with distinguished German cellist Jan Vogler, in a one-of-a-kind experience combining literature and classical music. (more...)

VTA's Late Night at the Vic Features THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's 2017 Reel Late at the Vic Films Series presents cult classic, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW,starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, one night only: Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m. $6 single tickets are available for purchase at the Victoria Theatre box office on the night of the show, and $35 10-ticket passbooks are available for purchase through Ticket Center Stage, by calling 937-228-3630. (more...)

The Capitol Theatre Announces Free Screenings Of Four Cult Classic Films
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Capitol Theatre just announced that they will host free screenings of four cult classics, The Big Lebowski, Dr. Strangelove, The Fifth Element and Pulp Fiction, this September. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Please see below for more details and a complete list of dates and times. (more...)

Get Inside the Mind of a Hacker With the New Podcast, 'Hackable?'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

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Cast, Creatives Set for Rajiv Joseph's DESCRIBE THE NIGHT World Premiere at Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night. Commissioned by the Alley, Describe the Night premieres September 15 and runs through October 15 in the Neuhaus Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Watch Trailer for New Doc SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The first trailer for Sam Pollard's documentary SAMMY DAVIS JR.: I'VE GOTTA BE ME has been shared today. The film will be presented as part of PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS series. Get a first look below! (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...)

Bill Oberst Jr. to Bring RAY BRADBURY'S PILLAR OF FIRE to United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Did Ray Bradbury see Donald Trump coming? Did Ray Bradbury see Donald Trump coming?  (more...)

Greg Proops and Rita Rudner to Headline Comedy Works Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Greg Proops and Rita Rudner are coming to Comedy Works next week. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ian Mortimer's 'What Isn't History?' Available in eBook
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Bestselling author and medieval English historian Ian Mortimer has gathered selected articles and speeches on writing history and historical Fiction into one collection titled, What Isn't History? (more...)

An Evening with Deepak Chopra Now On Sale in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the return engagement of Deepak Chopra, the world-renowned physician, alternative medical sage and public speaker to Dallas. In 2013, Deepak Chopra (more...)

Listen: Playwright Suzan-Lori Parks Launches Season 2 of AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, Reductress) on the American Masters website, iTunes, Soundcloud and Stitcher. (more...)

Death From Above Unveil New Album 'Outrage! Is Now'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Death From Above have announced that their third full-length album Outrage! Is Now will be released September 8, 2017 via Warner Bros. Records/Last Gang Records. The album is available to pre-order as of today (more...)

Kentwood Players Present FARRAGUT NORTH at the Westchester Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Kentwood Players will proudly present FARRAGUT NORTH, a political thriller by Beau Willimon, opening Friday, September 8 through Saturday, October 14, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. (more...)

SNL Writer Anna Drezen Guest Hosts AMERICAN MASTERS PODCAST S2 Launching Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, THIRTEEN's American Masters series launched Season 2 of the American Masters Podcast with new guest host Anna Drezen, Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, comedian and author (How to Win at Feminism, How May We Hate You?, (more...)

Discovery Premieres Shocking One-Hour Special MAN-EATING PYTHON, 8/25
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Hosted by Rob Nelson (Science Channel's Secrets of the Underground) Discovery's all-new special MAN-EATING PYTHON reveals the science behind these remarkable python attacks and how we as humans could be contributing to the rise in them. The one-hour special premieres on Friday, August 25 at 10pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Launches First Annual Season-Opening Festival O17 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

September 14 marks the launch of O17, the first edition of Opera Philadelphia's new annual season-opening festival. Featuring seven operatic happenings, six city venues, three world premieres, many already sold-out performances, and one superstar Festival Artist, this twelve- day immersion will transform the City of Brotherly Love into an urban stage for diverse audiences to gather and connect through the shared experience of opera (Sep 14-25). O17 shines a contemporary light on the genre, tackling daring subject matter, offering cutting-edge takes on the classics, and providing extraordinary artists with the chance to create their most imaginative and inspired work. (more...)

New Novel Highlights Complexities Between Healthcare and Government
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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Adirana Lima to Host Lifetime's New Reality Competition AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR, 9/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Glam reaches a whole new level in Lifetime's new competition series, AMERICAN BEAUTY STAR, hosted and executive produced by international icon Adriana Lima. (more...)

Neil Gaiman's NEVERWHERE Comes to Rorschach Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Rorschach Theatre announces the cast and designers for its revival of NEVERWHERE (2013), Robert Kauzlaric's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's modern cult classic about a man who stumbles upon adventure in a dangerous and magical world that exists below the streets of London. The ensemble cast will include returning cast members Sarah Taurchini as Door and Daniel Corey as Richard Mayhew. The design team will include cutting-edge set and projections design collective Pixelumen Lab. (more...)

The 11th Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair To Showcase LA's Favorite And Best-Selling Authors With A Theme Of 'The Great Outdoors'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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Works by Steven Dietz and A.R. Gurney to Headline Keen Company's 18th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Keen Company will present two plays celebrating A SEASON OF CONNECTION.  (more...)

Patty Jenkins and Antoine Fuqua Join Lexus Short Films Season 4 Selection Committee
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

After an exciting launch in June at Tokyo Short Shorts for Season 4 of Lexus Short Films, Lexus International and The Weinstein Company have now announced Patty Jenkins, best known for directing Warner Bros. and DC Comics Wonder Woman and her debut feature Monster, and Antoine Fuqua, best known for directing the films The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer and Training Day, to join Taylor Sheridan for the film program's selection committee. (more...)

Author Karin Slaughter to Chat THE GOOD DAUGHTER at The Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Music Hall welcomes to its Loft stage internationally bestselling author of The Kept Woman and Pretty Girls, Karin Slaughter. She will talk about her latest work, THE GOOD DAUGHTER, a searing, spellbinding blend of cold-case thriller and psychological suspense, in conversation with NH's own bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Peter Meinke and William Dawson Present Musical Poetry
by Trevor Durham - Aug 14, 2017

On Tuesday, Florida Poet Laureate and long-time author Peter Meinke will recite stories of his life and poems over original arrangements of prized composer William Dawson Jr. (more...)

Kelli Dunham's JESUS WAS NO SISSY Comes to Rochester Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Kelli Dunham's JESUS WAS NO SISSY (or was He...) will have its world premiere at the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on Saturday September 16th at 10 pm at Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Heartbreakingly Beautiful True Love Story Of Two Young Men Taken Too Soon Plays Out In Lane Cove Theatre Company's HOLDING THE MAN.
by Jade Kops - Aug 13, 2017

Tommy Murphy's adaptation of Tim Conigrave's award winning memoir HOLDING THE MAN is presented with care and simplicity by Lane Cove Theatre Company. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Shenan Arts' ROCKY HORROR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2017

Innocent Brad and Janet find themselves seeking shelter at a mysterious old castle on a dark and stormy night, where they encounter transvestite Dr. Frank 'n' Furter, his 'perfect' creation Rocky, and an assortment of other crazy creatures. (more...)

Local Author Receives National Recognition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

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Creede Repertory Theatre Presents the 2017 Headwaters New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

CRT's Headwaters New Play Festival is the source of new plays in the West, and fosters the development of new plays for CRT's stages and beyond. 2017 Playwrights will spend one week in development with a cast, director, and dramaturg at Creede Repertory Theatre, culminating in public readings and performances August 25th-26th. (more...)

Amazon Studios Closes Overall Deal with WALKING DEAD Creator Robert Kirkman
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Amazon today announced it has closed an overall deal with prolific creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and a first-look deal with Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, co-founded by longtime collaborator David Alpert. (more...)

Your 2017 Summer Reading List Courtesy of Lin-Manuel Miranda
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is headed back to work this week following an extended vacation. Tis afternoon, the star took to Twitter to share his reading list with fans. (more...)

Truth Collides with Fiction in the Toronto Premiere of MOCKINGBIRD CLOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Local indie group, INpulse Theatre, is mounting the Toronto premiere of 'Mockingbird Close', by award-winning Canadian playwright, Trevor Schmidt.  Grimm fairy tale meets the Suburban Dream. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Award-Winning Romance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

If you've been thinking about dipping your toe into the romance genre pool, now is a particularly good time to do so. The Romance Writers of America recently handed out the annual Rita Awards, recognizing the best in romance Fiction for 2016. With 13 categories, there's something for everyone. (more...)

Cover Reveal: TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN by John Green
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 11, 2017

The cover has been revealed for this fall's highly-anticipated TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN, the first book from New York Times Best Selling Author John Green in over five years. (more...)

BWW Review: DIVINE at SummerWorks Entertains with Adventure in a Grim Future
by Taylor Long - Aug 10, 2017

Can you imagine life without water? It's something we take for granted. Water is always accessible. It's easy to find. DIVINE, by Natalie Frijia, imagines a world without these luxuries. Directed by Claire Burns, DIVINE presents this one potential future as a post-apocalyptic wasteland - a wild-west complete with bandits, heroes and spies. A mix of fantasy and adventure, DIVINE is a delightfully entertaining glimpse at a dystopia that is too close for comfort. (more...)

OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME to Make NYC Premiere at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Poetic Theater Productions, in association with the wild project, are thrilled to present the New York premiere of OUTSIDE PADUCAH: THE WARS AT HOME, written and performed by J.A. Moad II and directed by Leah Cooper. (more...)

Discovery Channel Premieres New Seasonof Spin-Off Series MISFIT GARAGE, 8/30
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Rev up your engines for an all-new season of the FAST N' LOUD spin-off series MISFIT GARAGE, returning to Discovery on Wednesday, August 30 at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHS, BRIC TV, The Knights and More Set for BRIC's Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

BRIC, the largest presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, has announced the fall 2017 season at BRIC House, the organization's 40,000 SF home in Downtown Brooklyn. (more...)

Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King, and Victoria Mahoney to adapt Octavia Butler's DAWN for Television
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 10, 2017

Yesterday, it was announced that Hugo and Nebula Award Winner Octavia E. Butler's Xenogenesis / Lilith's Brood series, which begins with DAWN, will be adapted into a TV series by Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th, the upcoming 2018 release A Wrinkle in Time) and Victoria Mahoney (Queen Sugar, Yelling to the Sky) in their most recent collaboration. (more...)

Little Shadow Productions to Present Gory Puppet Comedy THE FLATIRON HEX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Little Shadow Productions, in association with HERE, presents THE FLATIRON HEX, co-written and performed by James Godwin (Henson Alternative's Off-Broadway's Stuffed and Unstrung), co-written and directed by Tom Burnett (Uncle Jimmy's Dirty Basement). (more...)

BWW Review: BIG FISH is Larger Than Life at The Keegan Theatre
by Evann Normandin - Aug 10, 2017

BIG FISH fills every inch of the intimate Keegan Theatre and leaves more than a little magic in its wake. Based on the 1998 David Wallace novel and the 2003 Tim Burton film, BIG FISH revolves around traveling salesman Edward Bloom and the big stories he tells to his realist son Will. When Will finds out he's going to be father and must, at the same time, confront his father's mortality, he sets out to separate fact from Fiction and find the man inside the behemoth. (more...)

Katy Perry Stars on Cover with Series of Interactive Films by Steven Klein
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

W magazine today launched an augmented reality experience bringing its September 2017 collector's issue to life with a three-dimensional, “talking” cover, as well as a series of short films, interactive features, and AR-enhanced fashion portfolios (more...)

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