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New Live Composition Performance Festival Comes To Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Brooklyn powerhouse, Letter of Marque Theater Co. (LOM) and the 20-year experimental trailblazer, Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble, are teaming up to produce a 2-day festival featuring 6 unique performance groups. Through the live remixing of theater, dance, music, and projection art, the festival brings together performers from around the globe to share innovative and nuanced improvised performance to savvy Brooklynites. (more...)

Rob Lundberg Presents UNCONTAMINATED SOUND
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Brooklyn based photographer, Rob Lundberg, will be showcasing his latest series of work titled 'UNCONTAMINATED SOUND,' with a special opening reception at The Bowery Electric in New York City. The event, which will take place on Wednesday, June 27, chronicles his vision of the NYC Indie music scene and beyond. The event will also feature 3-live performances, including Glass Mannequins and Trash Boy, with additional live music to be announced. (more...)

VIDEO: J.J. Abrams and Stephen Colbert Take THE LATE SHOW Audience to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2018

On a recent episode of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, J.J. Abrams appeared as a guest. When Abrams wouldn't share spoilers about any of his upcoming projects, he offered compensation by inviting Colbert to see The Play That Goes Wrong, which Abrams co-produced. Colbert asked if he could bring someone, then proceeded to invite the entire Ed Sullivan Theater audience of about 400. The crowd cheered and Colbert assured them that after the show, they would all be heading over to see the Broadway play. (more...)

HINDSIGHT Announces 2018 Sonic Afterglow Summer Tour
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2018

Houston, Texas rock band Hindsight has announced the Sonic Afterglow Tourthat began on May 11th in Trinity, Texas at Scheelbillies and concludes on June 15thin Houston, Texas at Concert Pub North. (more...)

Nightwood Theatre Announces 2018/19 Season, SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY and More
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown are proud to announce Nightwood Theatre's 2018/19 season. In our penultimate season before our 40th anniversary, we have assembled an ambitious lineup of some of the most dynamic female voices working in theatre today. Nightwood is proud to support and partner with an ever-burgeoning community of artists and like-minded arts organizations to develop high-caliber contemporary theatre. (more...)

Ben Levi Ross Will Play Evan in DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Ben Levi Ross will be donning the iconic blue polo as Evan Hansen - direct from the Broadway company - in the Tony Award-winning musical's First National Tour, launching in Denver this October. Ross made his Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen last fall as a cover for Connor, Jared and Evan at The Music Box Theatre. (more...)

YouTube Orders New Series on Artificial Intelligence from Robert Downey Jr.
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2018

YouTube announced its order for an expansive new series on artificial intelligence that will be executive produced by Team Downey partners Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, Network Entertainment's Derik Murray and Paul Gertz, and Sonar Entertainment's Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski. The series will feature some of the brightest minds in science, philosophy, technology, engineering, medicine, futurism, entertainment and the arts to tell the dynamic story of A.I. The 8-episode hour-long series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2019. (more...)

YouTube Orders New Series on Artificial Intelligence from Robert Downey, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

YouTube announced its order for an expansive new series on artificial intelligence that will be executive produced by Team Downey partners Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey, Network Entertainment's Derik Murray and Paul Gertz, and Sonar Entertainment's Jenna Santoianni and Tom Lesinski. The series will feature some of the brightest minds in science, philosophy, technology, engineering, medicine, futurism, entertainment and the arts to tell the dynamic story of A.I. The 8-episode hour-long series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2019. (more...)

West Coast Players Presents GEMINI
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

???????West Coast Players will present Gemini by Albert Innaurato, directed by Tom Costello, June 1-17. (more...)

The Hijinks Are Over! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to End Run on August 26
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The producers of Broadway's longest running comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong, announced today that the Tony Award-winning production will close on Sunday, August 26, 2018 prior to the launch of the National Tour opening in Pittsburgh, PA in September. Additional tour cities, dates, and casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Macklemore and Kesha Will Perform GOOD OLD DAYS at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2018

 dick clark productions and NBC announced today that chart-topping musicians Macklemore and Kesha will perform their heartfelt single, “Good Old Days,” together in a special performance presented by T-Mobile, as part of the “2018 Billboard Music Awards.” The duo will perform their feel-good hit – which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart - just down the Strip from the main show on Toshiba Plaza outside of T-Mobile Arena. (more...)

Nick Jonas Teases New Song ANYWHERE with DJ Mustard
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Nick Jonas Teases New Song ANYWHERE with DJ Mustard (more...)

JUNGLE BOOK Comes To Pasadena Playhouse 7/17-29
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, presents a new family-friendly production of Jungle Book.  Adapted from the works of Rudyard Kipling, this version is written and directed by Craig Francis and Rick Miller and is performed Tuesday, July 17 through Sunday, July 29 (press opening July 18).  (more...)

Photo Flash: DANCE SALAD FESTIVAL 2018 Comes to Houston!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Now celebrating the 23rd anniversary in Houston and the 26th season since its inception in Brussels, Belgium, Dance Salad Festival promises another gathering of world-class performers. Famous in their own countries, classical, modern and contemporary dance companies/dancers share the Dance Salad Festival stage to form a mix of movement and compelling choreography. (more...)

BWW Review: LANFORD WILSON'S 5TH OF JULY at Five Towns College
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Mar 28, 2018

It was an enchanting gathering with the Talley family at the Five Towns College Performing Arts Center's dynamite production of Lanford Wilson's 'Fifth Of July.' This Broadway classic was beautifully and intimately brought back to life by director Milton Justice. It was as if we were members of the Talley family, sitting in their backyard watching and witnessing our relatives, played by an amazing troop of fresh young actors, mix family squabble with laughter and tears. (more...)

Star Of Broadway's COME FROM AWAY, Astrid Van Wieren, To Host Dora Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

Today is World Theatre Day and the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) fittingly announced the host, date, creative team, and venue for the 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. (more...)


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Catherine Walker to Lead Goodspeed's THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2018 season with the Broadway hit The Will Rogers Follies, A Life In Revue. The exuberant dance-filled musical will be running April 13 - June 21 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

GIFF Announces Dynamic 2018 Feature Film Competition Lineup for 12th International Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

The Suncoast Credit Union Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) is proud to announce the dynamic 2018 Feature Film Competition Lineup. The festival includes 35 U.S., international and documentary features, as well as other programming, to kick-off its 12th festival season. GIFF will begin on Tuesday, March 20th with the opening night musical/drama, Stuck, starring Giancarlo Esposito, Amy Madigan and Ashanti.  (more...)

Chelsea Kane, Patricia Richardson, Todd Sherry & Josh Zuckerman cast in a new circumcision comedy play KNIFE TO THE HEART
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Director and playwright Stan Zimmerman has found his quartet of actors for his new comedy Knife to the Heart, co-written with Christian McLaughlin. The show will play a limited run of 3 WEEKS ONLY for 9 performances (May 4-20) at the Dorie Theatre, part of The Complex on LA's famed Theatre Row (6476 Santa Monica Blvd, LA CA 90038). Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. The cast includes Chelsea Kane ('Baby Daddy'), Todd Sherry ('Parks & Recreation'), Josh Zuckerman (A Delicate Ship) and four-time Emmy-nominee Patricia Richardson ('Home Improvement'). Tickets are $35 for Reserved Seating /$25 General Admission/$30 at the door, if available, and can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. A special preview performance is Friday May 4 with an Opening Night of Saturday May 5. (more...)

Wild Swan Theater Presents SWANAPALOOZA!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

???????Children, adults, and families are invited to celebrate Wild Swan Theater's 38th season!  Our annual concert to benefit Wild Swan Theater, Swanapalooza!, will be held at The Ark on Sunday, April 15th at 1:00pm. We are excited to have confirmed an outstanding line up of family-friendly entertainment, including The Chenille Sisters and Gemily: Gemini + Emily. Storyteller extraordinaire and AADL Youth Librarian, Laura Pershin Raynor, will be our emcee for this not-to-be-missed afternoon of music and stories for the whole family. This event will be shadow interpreted by Synergy on Stage for Deaf audience members. Each of these gifted artists has helped Wild Swan soar and each are donating their time and talent so that ticket purchases can contribute directly to fulfilling our mission of making theater for children of all ages and abilities. As a producer of new and original plays and music, Wild Swan has received numerous awards for our ingenious artistry, our skillful storytelling, innovative audience accessibility program, and projects for participants with disabilities. (more...)

The Butterfly Effect Festival Launches in Croydon with Steve Lawler, Secondcity, Charlie Sloth and More
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Croydon has long been a hotbed of musical activity and is the birthplace of some of the most exciting genres ever to have emerged the UK. This rich history will be reflected in the town's first ever house and techno focussed festival taking place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2018 at Lloyd Park in Croydon. Headliners come from across the house and techno, garage and hip hop spectrum and include an exclusive, first ever stage hosted by Do Not Sleep and Warriors with Steve Lawler, Darius Syrossian and Detlef, plus headline appearances from Terry Farley, Shola Ama, Charlie Sloth, Secondcity, DJ Luck & MC Neat, Kele Le roc and many more. (more...)

CBC & Sundance TV Confirm Casting For Miniseries UNSPEAKABLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

CBC and SundanceTV today announced casting for the dramatic eight-part miniseries UNSPEAKABLE, which chronicles the tainted blood scandal beginning in the 1980's. Acclaimed actors Sarah Wayne Callies (Colony, The Walking Dead), Shawn Doyle (Bellevue, Big Love), Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1, Saving Hope) and Camille Sullivan (The Disappearance, The Man in the High Castle) will lead the series. Production on UNSPEAKABLE begins spring 2018 in Vancouver, BC, for broadcast on CBC in Canada and SundanceTV in the U.S.   (more...)

Blair Brown Joins the Cast of MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Second Stage Theater has announced that Tony Award winner BLAIR BROWN will join the previously announced EMMA GEER, TATIANA MASLANY and SUSAN POURFAR in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Grand Theatre Presents A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS In Association With San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

???????The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce a first-time collaboration with the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), bringing A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS to the Spriet Stage. This acclaimed stage adaptation, based on the award-winning novel by Khaled Hosseini, had its world premiere in San Francisco in July 2016 and became the bestselling production in A.C.T.'s history. The Grand's production will premiere an all new, all Canadian cast with original staging by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff. The Title Sponsor for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is London's Selectpath.  (more...)

Werner Herzog To Direct Fordlandia TV Series for Hyde Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Werner Herzog To Direct Fordlandia TV Series for Hyde Park (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Celebrates 500 Performances
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong celebrated its 500th performance on Broadway tonight, June 14th. Following tonight's performance, the cast went backstage for a celebration with a cake made by Dina Jawetz of Cakes By Dina. (more...)

Tessa Thompson & Lily James Lead Neon's Upcoming Feminist Western LITTLE WOODS
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

NEON has acquired North American rights to Nia DaCosta's debut film Little Woods which premiered in April at Tribeca Film Festival. Written and directed by DaCosta, the resulting film is a reimagining of the traditional western film as told from the female perspective. (more...)

Broadcast Industry Trailblazer Denise Donlon to Receive 2018 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award At 2018 JUNOS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today announced music industry veteran Denise Donlon will be awarded the 2018 Walt Grealis Special Achievement Award for her long standing commitment to Canadian Music. (more...)

The Coincidence Men Present SHENANIGANS COMEDY NIGHT: TOGA PARTY EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

It's a little past the IDES of MARCH, but The Coincidence Men are proud (and frankly, scared) to bring you the awesome fury that is the TOGA PARTY EDITION of SHENANIGANS COMEDY NIGHT! Featuring your hosts The Coincidence Men! This month their guests include comedians Todd Van Allen and Dawn Whitwell with with musical guests Captain Cowboy & The Money-Maker and more! (more...)

Emma Geer Joins the Cast of MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that EMMA GEER will join the previously announced TATIANA MASLANY and SUSAN POURFAR in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

BWW Feature: BRAD WALSH and Antiglot - Music is Music
by Cole Grissom - Feb 28, 2018

As our current national climate yearns for increasingly definable parameters and ever-distinguishable boundaries - music is experiencing an interesting fuzzy period. Political parties are fractioning, splintering into irreconcilable shards more than ever before, while the genre of classical music, an art form that has so consistently bound itself to structure and definable order, is beginning to see compositional structures that are harder and harder to silo. Classical music is steeped in the tradition of borrowing melodies or stylistic practices from the popular cannon, but rarely, if ever, have these genres shared a sonic landscape - until now. (more...)

Susan Pourfar to Join Tatiana Maslany in MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that SUSAN POURFAR will join the previously announced TATIANA MASLANY in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Paramount Network to Premiere a New Documentary on Paul Walker This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Paramount Network has joined forces with Network Entertainment and award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray for a never-before-seen comprehensive look at the life and tragic death of popular actor Paul Walker. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young Take On Iconic Roles in Studio Tenn's GREASE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 26, 2018

American Idol finalists - and real-life husband and wife - Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo will star as Danny and Sandy this spring as Studio Tenn's production of Grease hits the stage at Jamison Theater at the Factory at Franklin for a May 10-27 run. (more...)

ORPHAN BLACK'S Tatiana Maslany to Star in MARY PAGE MARLOWE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy Award Winner TATIANA MASLANY, star of the hit BBC America series, "Orphan Black," will appear in the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, directed by LILA NEUGEBAUER. (more...)

Anna Camp and Thomas Sadoski to Star in BELLEVILLE at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, announces a new Hitchcock-style drama Belleville by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Amy Herzog.  Performances run from Wednesday, April 18 to Sunday, May 13; the press opening is April 22.  (more...)

BWW Interview: A Season of Two Debuts for National Ballet's BRENDAN SAYE
by Taylor Long - Feb 25, 2018

'It's a dream come true,' says dancer Brendan Saye. Recently promoted to First Soloist, Saye will be making two role debuts this season with the National Ballet of Canada - the Lead Man in James Kudelka's 'The Four Seasons' (part of 'Made in Canada') and Prince Florimund in Rudolf Nureyev's production of Tchaikovsky's 'The Sleeping Beauty'. Talking to BroadwayWorld.com's Taylor Long, Saye discusses his love for Riverdance as a child, the illness that forced him to take a two-year break from dancing, and the special place 'The Four Seasons' holds in his heart. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Set Designer David Korins Reveals Secrets From the Set
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 24, 2018

David Korins, the award-winning production designer behind shows like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen and Grease! Live, shared a set secret from Dear Evan Hansen today on his Instagram page. Ever wonder what Evan keeps in his headboard? Now you can find out! (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert and J.J. Abrams Invite Entire Studio Audience to See THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2018

J.J. Abrams appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, where he talked about the upcoming unnamed Star Wars film, and when he couldn't provide spoilers, he gave the audience a bit of compensation... (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch First International Production in Canada in 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Does anybody have a map... to Canada? Producer Stacey Mindich just announced that she will partner with Canadian producer David Mirvish to present the first international production of the Tony & Grammy Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, which will play Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre beginning in March 2019. The original Broadway production team - including Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Music & Lyrics), Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson (Book), and four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Direction) - will reunite to launch this production. (more...)

Jeffrey LaDeur Celebrates Debussy's Centennial At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

On the heels of a triumphant album release, Bay-Area pianist Jeffrey LaDeur celebrates the centennial year of Claude Debussy (1862-1918) with his Carnegie Hall Debut in Weill Recital Hall. On Sunday March 25th, LaDeur builds narratives across centuries of French music in a performance of Debussy's Etudes (1915) with additional works of Couperin and Chopin that influenced Debussy's final masterpiece for piano. (more...)

Factory presents Colleen Wagner's THE MONUMENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Factory Theatre is proud to present THE MONUMENT, Colleen Wagner's classic, dark and powerful war play, directed by Jani Lauzon and running in the Mainspace March 10 - April 1, 2018. (more...)

World Premiere Comedy BIG SHOT Opens Saturday 3/3 at Dorie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

???????Lead Effect Productions has announced the world premiere comedy Big Shot by Joe Napoli Jr. and John Scacco at the Dorie Theatre at The Complex in Hollywood. Directed by Stan Zimmerman, there will be one preview performance on March 2 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, March 3, at 8pm. The limited engagement will run through March 17 only.      (more...)

Jully Black - Canada's Queen of R&B Soul is Midland Cultural Centre's Third Feature in their Black History Month Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Dubbed 'Canada's Queen of R&B Soul' by her fans and peers, and named by CBC Music as one of 'The 25 Greatest Canadian Singers Ever', Jully Black is a true Canadian Icon. Midland Cultural Centre's is excited to present Ms Black as their third musical feature in their 2018 Black History Month concert series! As a platinum selling recording artist, her music career has yielded multiple singles reaching the Top 10 pop, R&B and dance music charts. She has taken home multiple Juno Awards, earned many industry accolades and was hand-selected to sing for the Queen of England. (more...)

Broadway Voices to Celebrate Mary Martin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Blake Allen, known for his innovative bridging of contemporary music and theater through composition, is committed to honoring and educating audiences about the music of New York and America from the early-mid part of the 20th century by celebrating them today with celebrated contemporary voices through the "An Evening With…" series. The Green Room 42 Presents: An Evening With... Mary Martin, curated and orchestrated by Blake Allen is the second installment of this important series, and will take place on April 13 at 7:00 p.m. inside the Times Square Yotel. (more...)

Country Superstar Keith Urban Set to Release New Album GRAFFITI U April 27
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

It has been two years since the release of his chart-topping, record breaking album RIPCORD, but on Friday, April 27th, Keith Urban returns with his ninth studio album, GRAFFITI U. The 13-track recording, which includes his current single “Coming Home,” featuring Julia Michaels, will be available for preorder this Friday, April 6th at http://smarturl.it/GraffitiU. The intimate image on the GRAFFITI U album cover was taken by world-renowned photographer Mark Seliger. (more...)

The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). (more...)

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young to Lead New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

American Idols and real-life couple, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young have signed on to star in the upcoming musical, HIT HER WITH THE SKATES, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for MARY PAGE MARLOWE Starring Tatiana Maslany
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced additional casting for the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE. (more...)

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