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Kim Petras Announces Show At The Courtyard Theatre London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Hailed a "future pop icon" by Music Week, rising star Kim Petras announces her first UK show at The Courtyard Theatre London on 25 May 2018. Her sensational voice and imaginative pop artistry makes her "every inch the total pop princess" according to NME. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHLEBOTOMIST, Hampstead Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 26, 2018

When Bea (Jade Anouka) and Aaron (Rory Fleck Byrne) meet, they both think they've found Happiness. He's intelligent, handsome, and with a high rating, she's a phlebotomist in a centre dedicated to blood testing. Char's (Cherrelle Skeete) existence is on the line because of the test, so she turns to her close friend Bea for help. In a world where your genetic profile determines and threatens quality of life, employability, and rights, human relationships turn into a simple game of numbers. (more...)

BWW Review: GENE KELLY ~ THE LEGACY - AN ENDEARING EVENING WITH PATRICIA WARD KELLY - at The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Apr 26, 2018

Everyone knows who Gene Kelly is, but after seeing this wonderful tribute to the many sides of him, you can't help but feel love in your heart for what he accomplished, how he felt about life, love and Happiness, work, and for the amazing gifts he gave to all of us. (more...)

NBC Shares THE MORE YOU KNOW Schedule 4/23-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, launch six original programs comprising The More You Know, NBC's all-new three hour Saturday programming block. (more...)

Announcing Steppenwolf For Young Adults 18/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

???????Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces its exciting 2018/19 season: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, the Tony Award-winning play adapted by Simon Stephens based on the book by Mark Haddon, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry; and the world premiere of Radical by acclaimed playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach, inspired by the book White American Youth by Christian Picciolini, directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon. SYA's 2018/19 Season explores the question, "When You Feel Lost, How Do You Find Your Way?" (more...)

Cent. Stage Co. Announces Young Performers Workshop: Spring Festival Of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

???????Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Spring Festival of Shows running May 25 through June 3. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites including Hello Dolly!, Damn Yankees, Charlotte's Web, and South Pacific. (more...)

Upstairs at the Long Beach Playhouse 2018 Studio Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

On April 28, the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theatre opens the 2018 season. Opened in 1963, the upstairs theatre has become the place audiences can come to see contemporary and more avant garde productions. The Studio's proscenium stage in the 98-seat theatre feels intimate and inviting. And although it's a smaller space no less attention is given to the quality of its productions. (more...)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. To Release First Book Post Retirement Telling HIS Story
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

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BWW Blog: YOU ARE ENOUGH - an Original Yale University Production
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Apr 25, 2018

YOU ARE ENOUGH, a collection of three original one-acts, opens tonight. This will be the third time playwright Dylan Schifrin witnesses two of his works come to life. What makes it more phenomenal is that he is only a sophomore in college. (more...)

Cirque Du Soleil Celebrates 25 Years Of ALEGRIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Cirque du Soleil is delighted to announce that Alegria, one of its most iconic shows, will return to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Staying true to the essence of the original creation, Alegria will retain its unique spirit of joy and optimism for which it was renowned around the globe. Cirque du Soleil will revisit the show through today's lens to ensure it is as inspiring as it was 25 years ago. (more...)

Dreamcatcher Offers 'Meet the Artist' New Play Readings on May 16 & 23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present its annual Meet the Artist new play reading series on Wednesday, May 16 and Wednesday, May 23 at 7 pm at the Oakes Center. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WANDERERS at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 24, 2018

THE WANDERERS, a new play by Anna Ziegler now playing at the Old Globe, is a thoughtful and emotional look at relationships through two disparate couples in New York; one a hipster couple  and the other an arranged marriage between Hasidic Jews as each couple tries to navigate their lives and relationships without losing the thread between them. (more...)

AutFest Film Festival Announces Final Program Lineup, April 28-29
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

AutFest International Film Festival announced its official program selections for its second annual film festival celebrating autism awareness “From Spectrum to Screen.” Presented by The Autism Society, AutFest will screen over 16 feature films, short films and television programs that promote autism awareness and/or are made by autistic filmmakers. As previously announced, AutFest will also honor Netflix's hit show “Atypical” and ABC's “The Good Doctor” with Spotlight Awards for their special portrayal of lead characters who are on the autistic spectrum. The Visionary Award will be presented to SONY Pictures Entertainment's JEFF FROST, President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, and Co-Presidents of Sony Pictures Television CHRIS PARNELL and JASON CLODFELTER. AutFest takes place Saturday, April 28 – Sunday, April 28, 2018 at the Writers Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones. The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition. Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America. Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

Pandora Productions Presents DIE! MOMMIE DIE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Pandora Productions ends her family themed Season with Die! Mommie Die!, Charles Busch's outrageous, campy, impossible comedy. Poisoned suppositories are just the beginning of this thriller comedy with multiple suspects, with many motives and a twist we never see coming. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 24- WAITRESS Bakes Up A Sweet Opening Night on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2018

On this day, we wish a sweet second Broadway birthday to Waitress the Musical! (more...)

That's A Lotta Dough! WAITRESS Celebrates Its Second Smash Year on Broadway Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The smash musical WAITRESS will celebrate its second anniversary on Broadway tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24. (more...)

Company of Angels, Los Angeles' Oldest Professional Theater, Presents its 10th Annual L.A. VIEWS Festival: SANCTUARY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

What does sanctuary from fear, hate, prejudice, violence, and oppression look like? Sanctuary means safety, whether it's safety from ICE, a school shooter, or gentrification. On the tenth anniversary of the LA VIEWS play festival, Company of Angels explores the meaning of sanctuary (protection, fairness, equality, and refuge) as played out in the lives of Angelenos. In an evening of seven short plays by local playwrights, 'L.A. Views X: Sanctuary' examines the American ideal of life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness within the current political climate in which, at best, many feel unwelcome, and at worst, are targets of hate. (more...)

Woodstock Revival Concert to Rock Old Bethpage Restoration Sunday, 6/10
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The classic rock scene on Long Island is surging, and this phenomenon has fueled a growing popularity among the many tribute bands who breathe new life into this music at venues across Nassau and Suffolk. The 6th Annual Woodstock Revival is scheduled for Sunday, June 10th and will feature live music by Wonderous Stories, Half Step, Milagro, Jellyband and Dave Diamond Band, who will be recreating the music of The Who, The Grateful Dead, Santana, Sly & The Family Stone, Janis Joplin, The Band, Hendrix, CSNY, Creedence, and more! (more...)

Negro Ensemble Company Presents HERCULES DIDN'T WADE IN THE WATER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

???????From May 16 to 27, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. will present the world premiere production of 'Hercules Didn't Wade in the Water' by Michael A Jones.  The play is winner of the troupe's 2017 Emerging Playwrights Competition.  Called a 'drama with comedy,' it is a story of displacement of Black families and the forces that lead to it in modern America.  Performances are at Theatre 80 St. Marks, 80 St. Marks Place. (more...)

The Black Box Announces May Music Series Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

???????THE BLACK BOX presents several live music events this May at the downtown Franklin venue, beginning with a Decades Series cabaret show on Saturday, May 12. The musical tribute to the '70s will feature some of the most memorable songs from that decade. Celebrate unforgettable moments from an era highlighted by tumultuous times, technological advances, and music ranging from progressive rock to disco. Two performances will be presented at 7:00 and 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $24 (adults) and $20 (students/seniors). The Decades Series concert is sponsored by 1776 Financial. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nia Holloway of THE LION KING at Robinson Performance Hall
by Mike Noland - Apr 23, 2018

Becoming the future Queen of the Pride Land's in the Lion King tour, Nia Holloway took her own path. And oh, what a journey it's been. Meet this charming talent and remember her name because she's just getting started. (more...)

Two Young Local Actresses Cast In Waitress at National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

WAITRESS, the Tony Award-nominated musical making its Washington, D.C. premiere at the National Theatre from May 15 thru June 3, 2018, has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of "Lulu" during the national tour's three-week engagement. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alton Fitzgerald White Talks LION KING, My Pride, and Life During Visit to Longleaf School of the Arts
by Lauren Van Hemert - Apr 23, 2018

The king has landed in Raleigh... that is ALTON FITZGERALD WHITE. White was the longest running Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King, playing over 4300 shows. He sat down with me to discuss The Lion King, his book, My Pride, and his view about deriving Happiness from commonplace achievements. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING shines a spotlight on love and laughter at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Apr 23, 2018

What do you get when you mix Singin' in the Rain and The Philadelphia Story with one of Shakespeare's most pleasant comedies? Director Anne Kelly Tromsness explores that question in her production of Much Ado About Nothing, now playing at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, SC. (more...)

A Resource for Transforming Life and Finding Joy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

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Emmy-Winning Entertainment Executive Tackles Sexual Misconduct, Gender Inequality in Debut Thriller
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Following two women whose lives become entangled during a clandestine mission to expose sexual corruption, entertainment industry executive and four-time Emmy-winner Donna Harris Harrison's debut novel, 'A Dangerous Proposition,' is a provocative thriller that transports the reader into the captivating arena of entertainment production with rare authenticity. (more...)

Review: The Dance Theatre of Harlem Blissfully Entertains Audiences at The Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Apr 21, 2018

I was lucky enough to be one of the lucky ones to be in the Broad Stage audience recently when the extraordinary Dance Theatre of Harlem invited Los Angeles audiences, for the first time in way too many years, to join in with them in experiencing the wonders of neo-classical and contemporary ballet that is both of the moment and timeless. The evening's 105-minute program consisted of Brahms Variations, choreographed by Robert Garland (2016), Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven, choreographed by Ulysses Dove (1993) and Vessels, choreographed by Darrell Grand Moultrie (2014), each more enchanting than the last! (more...)

Video: Light Up This 4/20 with Season 2 of IFC's BROCKMIRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

This year, celebrate 4/20 with the party king himself: Jim Brockmire. IFC announced today that the Season 2 premiere of its original comedy series Brockmire, produced by Funny or Die and starring Hank Azaria, is now available to watch commercial-free on IFC's VOD, digital, social and mobile platforms ahead of its linear premiere. Funny Or Die will also make the episode available to watch on their website and Facebook page. Season 2 premieres on IFC Wednesday, April 25 at 10PM, with eight episodes airing weekly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At PIPPIN At Rhino Theatre In Pompton Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Get an inside look at the exciting and magical production of Pippin now playing at the Rhino Theatre Mainstage in Pompton Lakes, NJ weekends through April 29, 2018. (more...)

Filipina Playwright Explores Immigrant Stereotypes & Alt-Right
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

???????Marie Barlizo's latest drama, LUCKY, examines the harmful stereotype of Asians as the "model minority"-submissive, intelligent, well behaved-and the consequences of such simplistic preconceptions. This workshop production, inspired by a 2010 Toronto murder in the Asian community, world premieres at the Montreal's 2018 St-Ambroise Fringe Festival from June 1 to 17 at Too Close to the Sun Studio. It is directed by Sophie Gee, who directed last summer's Fringe hit, Pluck'd, which was later remounted as part of Centaur Theatre's WildSide Festival. LUCKY is an exploration of how fear of the 'other' affects the perception and treatment of immigrants, and how cultural expectations can affect Happiness and self-esteem. (more...)

IT'S NOT STAMPED ON YOUR FOREHEAD By Natasha Cobb Kicks Off The 31st Season Of The Strawberry One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

The Riant Theatre (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. A celebration of cultural diversity, THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL will be presented at the Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios (244 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, NYC) Wednesday, May 16th through Sunday, May 27th, 2018. (more...)

BROCKMIRE Recognized by The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

IFC today announced that the iconic plaid sport coat and microphone from the original comedy series, Brockmire, starring Hank Azaria as boozy broadcaster Jim Brockmire, have been accepted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's collection and are now on display in Cooperstown, N.Y. Produced by Funny or Die, BROCKMIRE Season 2 premieres on IFC Wednesday, April 25 at 10PM. Tyrel Jackson Williams and Amanda Peet co-star. (more...)

Lyric Opera Hosts EMPOWER an Original Opera from EmpowerYouth
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League's collaborative program, EmpowerYouth! Igniting Creativity through the Arts, is excited to present Empower, an original opera developed with local African-American high-school students. Tickets are $10-20 and are available here for the one-night-only performance, which will take place Thursday, May 31 at 7:00pm at the Lyric Opera House.  (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on One Magnificent Morning 4/28 on THE CW
by TV Scoop - Apr 19, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on One Magnificent Morning 4/28, airing on THE CW (more...)

ILLUMINATE Film Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Renowned for their groundbreaking experiential approach to the film festival experience, the 5th annual ILLUMINATE Film Festival returns May 30th- June 3rd. The premier conscious film festival, ILLUMINATE is dedicated to elevating awareness and inspiring lasting transformation through cinema. (more...)

The Samuel Torres Super Band Brings ALEGRIA To Aaron Davis Hall, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

The Samuel Torres Super Band will bring the dynamic and infectious sound of Latin jazz to Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. with the 'Alegria, Urban Latin Jazz Portrait' concert. Presented by City College Center for the Arts, the performance is the world premiere of new, original compositions by Samuel Torres from his forthcoming album, Alegria.   (more...)

Perfect Gift for Grads
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

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North Coast Rep Presents TUESDAY NIGHT COMICS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

The local favorite Variety Night Show, Tuesday Night Comics, returns to North Coast Repertory Theatre on May 8th, 2018 at 7:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: JEFFREY KAHANE PLAYS AND CONDUCTS AT SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY Jacobs Music Center
by Ron Bierman - Apr 18, 2018

The San Diego Symphony's season continued this past weekend with guest pianist and conductor Jeffrey Kahane. He opened at the piano in front of an orchestra reduced to half its usual size for Mozart's 27th piano concerto. After intermission there were roughly twice as many musicians for Samuel Barber's tone poem Music for a Scene from Shelley and Schumann's third symphony, the 'Rhenish.' Regardless of orchestra size or whether at the piano or podium, Kahane conducted with smooth sweeping gestures, and the orchestra responded well with clear section balances and attention to detail. (more...)

Kate Hamill's Rollicking SENSE & SENSIBILITY Closes Town Hall's 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Town Hall Theatre "Generations" Season 2017-2018 closes with Kate Hamill's rollicking new adaptation of SENSE & SENSIBILITY, based on the classic novel by Jane Austen.  SENSE & SENSIBILITY will have 12 performances, including two previews, May 31 through June 23, 2018, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA.  Tickets are $18 - $30, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com.   (more...)

Ismael Cala conquers Europe, touring in four countries
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

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Steep Theatre Company's BIRDLAND Extended - Tickets On Sale At 3:00pm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

With the original run completely sold out, Steep Theatre Company is adding sixteen more performances of Simon Stephens' Birdland. Tickets for the extension will go on sale at 3:00pm on Monday, April 16, and they're expected to sell very quickly. Tickets will be available at steeptheatre.com/birdland. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: BRIGHT STAR Flickers at Hanover Theatre in Worcester
by Jan Nargi - Apr 16, 2018

In a brief engagement at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Mass. (which ended this Sunday), the national tour of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's southern musical BRIGHT STAR flickers between down-home country charm and maudlin storytelling. Strong performances and a kickin' on-stage bluegrass band, though, manage to knock off the tarnish of this tepid tale of hope and redemption to deliver an uplifting message in the end. (more...)

BWW Interview: HEDWIG Alum, Hannah Corneau, Shares Her Truth, Life Lessons, and Light in New Visual EP
by Courtney Savoia - Apr 16, 2018

The incredibly talented and inspirational Hannah Corneau, most recently seen playing Yitzhak in the national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, is getting ready to release the first of three videos with her new visual EP, ??? this April! Reflecting on her experiences on stage (Evita at the Marriott Theatre, Off-Broadway's Daddy Long Legs), as well as performing with NYC's RANGE a cappella, Corneau takes listeners on a journey of discovering truth in all of life's moments and recognizing how limitless our potential as human beings really is, as we prepare to soar! (more...)

Daydream Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of THE INSIDE OF HIS SEVERED HEAD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Daydream Theatre Company is proud to announce the world premiere of the new musical 'The Inside Of His Severed Head, Book by Lenny Schwartz and Music and Lyrics by Duncan Pflaster. The play will be directed by Lenny Schwartz with Musical Direction by Zachary Smallwood with choreography by Chelsea Cook. (more...)

SMASH Lives On! Megan Hilty Visits Katharine McPhee at WAITRESS
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 15, 2018

We're glad to see Ivy and Karen still keep in touch! Megan Hilty went to see her SMASH costar Katharine McPhee as Jenna in Waitress last night. (more...)

BWW Review: American Classic OUR TOWN Celebrates the Beauty of Everyday-ness at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater
by Kelsey Lawler - Apr 15, 2018

Beautifully written, with minimal sets and moments that suggest the characters are aware of the parts they're playing, this is a wonderful and enduring work of dramatic art - and one that the Milwaukee Repertory Theater carries out with ease.  (more...)

Bandsintown Launches The First Personalized Festival Recommendation Guide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Bandsintown Launches The First Personalized Festival Recommendation Guide (more...)

Video Flashback: BE MORE CHILL Makes its World Premiere at Two River Theater
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 13, 2018

As previously announced, Be More Chill, the original musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz will have its New York premiere production this summer. Get ready for the show by watching these videos from the world premiere production at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ in 2015 (more...)

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