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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
La Jolla Playhouse presents Seize the King, by Will Power (The Seven, Honey Bo and the Goldmine POP Tour), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Castañeda (At the Old Place, Tiger Style!, Guards at the Taj), running through September 16 in the Playhouse's Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre.
by Paul Bolton - Sep 6, 2018
Two top reasons to see this show: an acting ensemble that delivers the goods, and amazingly perceptive dialogue as smooth as a hot knife slicing butter. Guaranteed to make you laugh and to make you think, this original new play is as current as the headlines from today's news.  Blending the best of ensemble acting and seamlessly written dialogue, this story reveals that the "Elephant" in the living room isn't always what we expect.
by Maria Nockin - Sep 23, 2018
Los Angeles Opera assembled an all-star cast for its opening night revival of Verdi's DON CARLO on September 22, 2018. James Conlon led approximately 75 musicians as they embarked on another excursion into the dark world of sixteenth century Spain and the Inquisition. Verdi's DON CARLO tells a fascinating tale that is not quite historically accurate but makes good drama.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018
Passion River Films announced today that they have secured North American rights to LATE LIFE: THE CHIEN-MING WANG STORY, directed by Frank W. Chen. The film will open in NY October 26 and expand to select theaters across the country.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the first event of the National Geographic Live series during The Broad Stage's 2018-19 Season - Social by Nature with biologist-turned-photographer, Ronan Donovan.  The event includes a post-show Q&A with Donovan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
Multi-GRAMMY® and Dove Award-winning Russ Taff will release his debut praise and worship album, Believe, Nov. 2 from Sweetwater Studios, a division of Sweetwater Sound, and with global distribution from The Fuel Music. His first new album in over seven years, the full-circle, 12-song project features new recordings of the hits for which Taff is best-loved, including his iconic “I Still Believe” that will be available beginning Friday (Oct. 5) as a single at iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, and more digital and streaming outlets. Produced by Phil Naish and Mark Hornsby, Believe also features Taff singing “Don't Try So Hard” with multi-platinum, GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant, “I Am” with three-time GRAMMY® nominee David Crowder, “Isn't The Name” along with strings recorded at the legendary studio, Abbey Road, and his classic hit “We Will Stand.” The album further features Taff's signature vocals on worship favorites like “Your Love Never Fails,” “No Longer Slaves,” “Be Still My Soul” and “Same Power.”
by Christian Ranke - Oct 29, 2018
It's been more than 30 years since the world fell in love with Jennifer Beals' bad-ass welder turned dancer, Alex Owens, in the iconic dance movie 'Flashdance'. In the musical adaptation it is just as easy to fall in love with Heidi Ruud Ellingsens's portrayel of the character.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018
Country singer/songwriter Jada Vance is exposing herself. Not physically, but with music and lyrics that are deeply personal and brutally honest, on her new EP, “Rear View Revival” (BenSong Entertainment).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018
Rovio Entertainment has partnered with the six-time NBA champion Chicago Bulls to unveil the 'Angry Birds Eye View Cam.' This brand-new camera angle will be featured on top of both backboards at all Chicago Bulls home games at the United Center throughout the 2018-2019 NBA season, providing dynamic live footage for fans from above the rim.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Oct 16, 2018
We all seek to find our 'place', be it how we fit into our communities, our career, our relationships or the world around us. But at the root of it all, our 'place' is more often defined by where we find ourselves at the end of the day-our home.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018
A country of staggering contrasts, China is home to the world's highest mountains, arid deserts, bustling megacities, the ruins of ancient civilizations and the source of Asia's biggest rivers. Now, a new four-part series from Smithsonian Channel reveals the secrets and patterns of life in traditional and modern China in stunning ultra-high definition, portraying 40 locations across all four corners of the country. Through a combination of innovative aerial photography and on-the-ground human stories, CHINA FROM ABOVE showcases this breathtaking nation like never before and reveals a country that has long fascinated and mystified. CHINA FROM ABOVE premieres Monday, November 12 at 8 PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.
by TV Scoop - Nov 6, 2018
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of NCIS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, November 27, 2018!
by Cindy Sibilsky - Nov 3, 2018
BWW Review: Folkoperan and Cirkus Cirkör's Astounding Production of Satyagraha Lifts Philip Glass' Opera to New Heights
by Gary Naylor - Nov 29, 2018
Plaid Tidings is a show full of grand old Christmas songs delivered beautifully by four gifted vocalists.
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - Nov 21, 2018
Les Miserables has been an audience favorite for nearly 40 years for all the reasons you would imagine: its memorable, emotionally impactful characters; the songs that stick in your head; the epic battle sequences; and its timeless themes of forgiveness, morality, and love. The touring production currently playing at Rochester's Auditorium Theatre checks all of these boxes, providing a unique and emotional theatrical experience for audiences of all ages (as evidenced by the many school groups in attendance on opening night).
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
Smithsonian Channel announces its December 2018 premieres, which includes 'America's Mississippi,' 'Laws of the Lizard,' 'Marilyn Monroe for Sale,' more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
Arkells have announced the 2019 headline leg of their worldwide RALLY CRY tour on sale TODAY. The band will make their way across the USA kicking off the tour with a pair of hotly anticipated shows in Buffalo, NY before traveling across the country on their 21-date run, which lands in major markets, including NYC, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Seattle.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
National Geographic Live, National Geographic's touring speaker series, will present "View from Above" with Terry Virts, a celebrated NASA astronaut and National Geographic author. Virts will share his unique stories and stunning photographs taken from a place many will never visit - space.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2019
RDAY NIGHT FEVER is playing at Sydney Lyric Theatre through June 2, 2019.
by Maria Nockin - May 5, 2019
On May 4, 2019, Los Angeles Opera presented a colorful, opulent production of Manuel Penella's opera EL GATO MONTES (THE WILDCAT) at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Starring in the cast were Placido Domingo as Juanillo, El Gato, with Ana Maria Martinez as Solea and Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Raphael, El Macareno. Needless to say the house was packed. 
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2019
'This is an unscripted show. I have no idea what I'm going to do,' the internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Yanni tells his audience at the outset of his debut Broadway performance.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Two drowned girls, a perilous love triangle, a mother-less child and a child-less mother. Chloe Whitehorn's new play tackles the rippling impact of loss and the repercussions of drowning in every way a person can drown. Mourning After the Night Before premiered as a one act play at the Alumnae Theatre's New Ideas Festival last spring where it was praised as "Beautifully and sensitively written, it's haunting, darkly funny and mysterious.' (Cat McKim, Life With More Cowbell)
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 21, 2019
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is excitingly welcoming the return of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg with the West Coast Premiere of The Pygmalion Effect May 24-26, 2019 A new ballet from the company's award-winning artistic director and choreographer, Boris Eifman, The Pygmalion Effect is inspired by the Greek mythological tale of Pygmalion - a sculptor who became infatuated with his own life-like carving of a beautiful girl. Renowned for works that are 'bold, psychological and highly theatrical' (The New York Times), Boris Eifman infuses his signature choreographic style into this dynamic new production, set to a score by 'The Waltz King' Johann Strauss II. The Pygmalion Effect received its world premiere in St. Petersburg's Alexandrinsky Theatre on February 6, 2019. This new production marks choreographer Boris Eifman's return to the genre of comedy or, more accurately, tragicomedy; a form which the choreographer has perfected. Eifman offers the audience a balletic interpretation of the archetypical story of Pygmalion. In the ballet the protagonist is a successful ballroom dancer who transforms a clumsy girl into a virtuoso performer. In this production, Eifman presents a comprehensive artistic and philosophical portrayal of a human personality's remarkable flexibility and ability to adjust in response to set aims and aspirations. The title is a reference to a well-known physiological phenomenon whereby a person's performance is positively influenced by the expectations of others.
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2019
In addition to the 12 elite NAKED AND AFRAID survivalists hoping to survive 40 days, this season includes 2 All-Star survivalists hoping to survive an unprecedented 60 days... Naked and Afraid.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Two-time GRAMMY® award winning duo for KING & COUNTRY continue to set new personal benchmarks atop the Billboard charts. After tying massive hit “joy.” for the quickest rise to #1 in the duo's history, recent single “God Only Knows” has accumulated 40 million streams and spent a total of six weeks at #1 on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart - the duo's longest reign at the top of the Billboard charts to date. Additionally, “God Only Knows” spent its 12th week leading Australia's TCM chart - setting yet another record for Joel and Luke Smallbone - and has spent multiple weeks atop Canada's CCM chart.
by Sarah Hookey - May 1, 2019
Ryan Hamilton makes his first appearance at Playhouse Square Nov. 16 at 8 pm in the Ohio Theatre. Tickets go on sale Fri., May 3 at 11 am, priced at $32.50. (Available at and 216-241-6000.)
by Gary Naylor - Mar 26, 2019
The White Crow focuses on Rudolf Nureyev's life from birth until his sensational defection at the age of 23.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 25, 2019
Celestial blooms will create a fantastic space-inspired floral fantasy as the Macy's Flower Show, returns in Spring 2019 to celebrate the start of the season. Now through Sunday, April 7, 2019, Journey to Paradisios will transport spectators into a multi-dimensional world of space, adventure, and discovery through florals and eccentrically landscaped gardens that celebrate the wonder and mystery of the cosmos.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
On Thursday, March 14, 2019, the 14th Street Y hosted its 2019 PURIM Gala at Cipriani  25 Broadway, NYC, raising more than ever before-over $375,000 and counting. The 14th Street Y honored the Union Square Partnership and its Executive Director, Jennifer Falk, as the recipient of the 14th Street Y Community Builder Award. 
by Rosanna Liuski - Mar 15, 2019
Westerberg knows how to fill space and time just at the right time so that nothing leaves hanging. In big scenes (the golfing-scene) as in small details (Hamlet and their friends are hearing something and Hamlet turns around in a full circle, his friends just in a half one).
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Multiple Grammy and Oscar winning artist, musician and producer T Bone Burnett gave a thought provoking keynote speech at SXSW today, warning of the current dangers of the dominance of digital monopolies like Google and Facebook, while championing the value of the independence of artists. See below for the full text of the speech.
by Jini Rooney - Mar 10, 2019
Formerly banned by the Irish censorship board in 1950's Ireland, The Country Girls tells the tale of love in all its incarnations: unconditional, dutiful, compassionate, possessive, devoted, illicit, unrequited, first love. Two fiercely smart young girls have their delicate bonds cemented during a fateful day of triumph and tragedy. Kate (Grace Collender) and Baba (Lola Petticrew) were a marvellous double act. Solemn friends, confidants, partners in crime, frenemies. Youthful (were they 16 or were they 24?) and delightfully polished actors, Kate and Baba navigated us through the turbulent waters of innocent, naive love. With the blind leading the blind, we witnessed their recurrent shipwrecks in slow motion, then they resolutely reassembled and set sail again.
by Charles Shubow - Jun 4, 2019
Everyman Theatre is presenting two plays in repertory: QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD and QUEENS GIRL IN AFRICA. Olney Theatre's wonderful MARY STUART could be labeled QUEENS GIRLS IN ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 2, 2019
there is an excellent staging of Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, directed by Jack Heller as a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre, presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger, that will allow you to forget how much time passes due to the skill of its playwright, understanding by its director, the brilliance of its cast, and most importantly, Joel Daavid's incredible multi-level scenic design which fills every possible inch of the stage with not only the two-room Kowalski apartment but also several outdoor spaces including a winding New Orleans-style wrought iron staircase leading up to their neighbor's front-door balcony. And from the moment I walked in and sat down, it was easy to hear all the audience accolades rightly being thrown Daavid's way.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Peak Performances' season of genre-and-convention-defying performances catapults into 2019 with multidisciplinary visionary Rapha l Boitel's return to the Alexander Kasser Theater, following her luminous directorial debut The Forgotten. The U.S. premiere performance, When Angels Fall (February 9-17), is a tragicomic vision of a mechanized world stripped of nature, an environmentally depleted future that holds a mirror to the precariousness of our present.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart, Indecent) announced today that Patricia Kalember ("Power," "Sisters," "thirtysomething") will put on the aviator glasses of iconic activist Gloria Steinem in GLORIA: A Life beginning Tuesday, January 29. Christine Lahti will play her final performance as Gloria on January 27.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
The Nashville Symphony has announced the lineup for its 2019/20 season, which kicks off in September and features an extensive variety of classical, pops, jazz and family concerts, including top-flight guest artists, film favorites with live orchestral accompaniment, unique speaker events and much more. At the heart of this concert programming, Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero will lead the orchestra in its flagship Classical Series, which includes everything from masterworks by Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Berlioz and Beethoven to boundary-pushing contemporary American works.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Peak Performances' season of genre-and-convention-defying performances catapults into 2019 with multidisciplinary visionary Rapha lle Boitel's return to the Alexander Kasser Theater, following her luminous directorial debut The Forgotten. The U.S. premiere performance, When Angels Fall (February 9-17), is a tragicomic vision of a mechanized world stripped of nature, an environmentally depleted future that holds a mirror to the precariousness of our present. Pushing the boundaries of her circus training as a contortionist and aerialist, Boitel and her company of collaborators Cie L'Oubli (e) layer jaw-dropping acrobatics, an interactive set, chiaroscuro-style lighting, and original music into a breathtaking cinematographic universe. When Angels Fall exemplifies Peak Performances' commitment to highlighting the works of performance auteurs from around the globe giving a home to singular visions by artists like Boitel, Nora Chipaumire, Romeo Castellucci, Emma Dante, Faye Driscoll, Astrid Haddad, Ang lica Liddell, Robert Wilson, and many others.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019
The 14th Street Y will host its 2019 PURIM Gala on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 6pm at Cipriani 25 Broadway. The 14th Street Y will honor the Union Square Partnership and its Executive Director, Jennifer Falk, as the recipient of the 14th Street Y Community Builder Award.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Low Hum is excited to share the new single “I Don't Know Me Like You Do”, from the forthcoming album Room To Breathe, out June 7th via Last Gang (Chromeo, Rhye, Stars). The animated video for the single was premiered today via Clash Magazine, who write that the “gorgeous new video sets a touching animation against Low Hum's beautiful songwriting.” “I Don't Know Me Like You Do” follows lead single “Strange Love”, praised by The 405 for its “vitality and freneticism” and Buzz Bands LA as “a groove-heavy, neo-psychedelic head trip from the mind.”
by Marianka Swain - Feb 20, 2019
'Isn't that the problem with political theater, too much directness?' queries one of Anne Washburn's characters in her new play - which, in meta fashion, and over a leisurely three hours, not only addresses Trump head on, but also painstakingly analyses our responses to the President and the present moment, including the role of the arts.
by Guest Blog: Dominic Biddle - Feb 18, 2019
Dominic Biddle is a Creative Associate of theatre company 1927, and Assistant Director of 'The Animals and Children Took to the Streets' - which combines performance with music and animation - currently playing at Lyric Hammersmith.
by Charles Shubow - Aug 28, 2018
Signature's 29th season begins with record-breaking 29th Sondheim production!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
As part of the Vancouver International Film Festival's VIFF Live! program, RZA, the award-winning musician, film director and leader of rap group Wu-Tang Clan, will live-score the Shaw Brothers' Kung Fu classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin on October 9, 2018 at the Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe Street). The film was a huge inspiration for the artist and his fellow Wu-Tang members, and prior to the show RZA will be at the Rio Theatre (1660 E. Broadway; 19+ only) to discuss his love of martial arts movies, as well as his creative process and experiences as a film director and composer. Tickets for these events, as well as Kid Koala Presents: Satellite - Turntable Orchestra–a part of VIFF's previously announced M/A/D stream–are also on sale. Tickets for all VIFF Live! events are available at 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
The Michael Ingbar Gallery of Architectural Art is proud to host a benefit exhibit for The Center of Architecture, with 20% of artwork sale proceeds during the opening reception going to the non-profit.
by David Green - Apr 8, 2019
The McCallum Theatre announced today its new lineup for the 2019-2020 season, continuing to present the finest world-class artists and entertainers for Coachella Valley audiences.  The new season includes McCallum debuts, returning favorites, iconic superstars, family-friendly entertainment and holiday cheer, among so much more. A CHRISTMAS STORY, WAITRESS and THE PLAY THAT GOES WORING are among the many Broadway offerings in what looks to be the most stellar season in McCallum history.
by Rose Marija - Apr 24, 2019
Ballet Stars of today, and many of tomorrow's talented hopefuls, performed at YAGP's anniversary gala, Founded in 1999 by Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev, it is now celebrating its twentieth anniversary. Many of today's most prominent ballet performers first began their careers here.
by Marika O'Hara - Apr 18, 2019
With a chair, table, and bar of lights, visionary theatre maker Thaddeus Phillips magically conjures a rusty Croatian ferry, perilous international flights, obscure Amazonian ports, the twin cities of El Paso and Juarez, deportations, strip searches, illegal crossings, arbitrary passports and curious customs. Based on Phillips' actual adventures, 17 Border Crossings is a harrowing, comical, visually surreal and engrossing look at the imaginary lines that divide up the world and the very real barriers they create. 17 Border Crossings makes its Off-Broadway premiere at New York Theatre Workshop after sold out runs on four continents. The show is directed by Phillips' wife, Tatiana Mallarino (¡El Conquistador!).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF), London's leading festival of outdoor theatre and performing arts, today announces the full programme for the 2019 festival, running from 21 June - 6 July in locations across Royal Greenwich, East London and, for the first time, the City of London. This year, the annual free outdoor festival features more than 130 performances and 15 UK premieres, and includes opening and closing ceremonies in celebration of the spirit of the people and places in which these two major events will take place.