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Amazon Prime Video Announces September 21 as Global Premiere Date for PETE THE CAT
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Based on the best-selling and beloved book series, the show stars Jacob Tremblay, Elvis Costello, and Diana Krall, and includes original music from Costello and Krall (more...)

Auntie Anne's' Continues Support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation with National Lemonade Day Donation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Auntie Anne's , the world's largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, continues to support its national charitable partner, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), by giving back on National Lemonade Day. In honor of the Holiday on August 20, Auntie Anne's will donate $1 for every lemonade product sold nationwide to ALSF, up to $10,000. (more...)

SONGS FOR NOBODIES Begins Sept 7 In The New Stackner Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 65th Anniversary Season opens in the $1.75 million newly renovated Stackner Cabaret with Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith (American Song, Bombshells) starring Milwaukee Rep favorite Bethany Thomas (Ain't Misbehavin, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) in a one-woman tour-de-force show about legendary divas Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas. (more...)

Gerard Kearns To Star In The Premiere Of Lizzie Nunnery's New Play TO HAVE TO SHOOT IRISHMEN at Omnibus Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Almanac Arts has announced full casting for the premiere of Lizzie Nunnery's new play with songs To Have To Shoot Irishmen which will open at the Omnibus Theatre in London from 2-20 Oct and then tour. (more...)

Hammer Theatre Announces Fall Season of Dance, Theatre, More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

The Hammer Theatre Center in downtown San Jose has unveiled a sensational line-up for its fall 2018 season, featuring appearances by acclaimed dancers and musicians, world-class theatre, and family-friendly events. The stellar season kicks off with the Hammer Plaza Celebration, a free event featuring live performances by innovative aerial dance troupe BANDALOOP and the innovative Bridgman|Packer Dance company performing "Truck." (more...)

Adrian Lester, Jason Manford, Meow Meow, and More Will Appear in GUYS AND DOLLS at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Adrian Lester, Jason Manford and Meow Meow will star in the Royal Albert Hall's production of Guys and Dolls, which comes to the iconic London venue for three performances only in October. (more...)

Barrel Of Monkeys Announces THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA 2018-19 Season At The Neo-Futurist Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

???????Barrel of Monkeys is thrilled to announce the 2018-19 season of its lauded original sketch show THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, performing at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. For tickets and additional information, visit barrelofmonkeys.org.  (more...)

Napa Valley Museum Announces The Opening Of California Dreamin' In The Main Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

]From August 30 through October 28, 2018 in the Main Gallery, Napa Valley Museum Yountville will present: California Dreamin'. Melissa Chandon and Matt Rogers' joint exhibition at the Napa Valley Museum Yountville embodies the idyllic 'California Dream' of freedom and vitality. Paintings of palm trees, lifeguard stations, and woody-style station wagons carrying surfboards set against expansive blue skies capture the indelible collective memory of the relaxed, carefree beach lifestyle that took hold of imaginations around the world in the 1960s.  With their vivid dream-like palettes and sense of light and air, Chandon and Rogers have each earned reputations for depicting the essential character of the Golden Coast. This exhibition - which also includes rare woody cars, surfboards and other elements of surf culture - unites the artists' visions, celebrating a moment in time when the world collectively dreamed of the fun and sun of 1960's California, and embraced its spirit of love, peace, and connection. Opening Celebration on Saturday, September 1 from 5 - 7:30 pm is FREE for members; $20 for Non-Members. (more...)

Scoop: NBC Primetime Schedule 8/13-9/9
by TV Scoop - Aug 14, 2018

Get all the scoop on NBC Primetime Schedule 8/13-9/9, airing on NBC on Monday, August 13, 2018! (more...)

Cincinnati Film Society Brings Diversity Of Film To Mainstream
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

???????Cincinnati Film Society takes part in the culture of mainstreaming access to diversity in entertainment of the moving image through its new film festival Women Behind Television & Film. We believe that there is room for film culture to evolve and, to do so, more women need to be empowered in the industry. The Women Behind Television and Film Festival August 20th - 29th in partnership with Mariemont Theatre presents a curated collection of some of the latest women-directed independent features and shorts; (more...)

Kenny G, So You Think You Can Dance, and Salsa Legends at BergenPAC Go On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

New shows on sale at bergenPAC: So You Think You Can Dance Live! on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Charlie Aponte and Andy Montanez on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at 8 p.m.; Kenny G on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at 11 a.m. at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

Lindsey Buckingham Announces New Album SOLO ANTHOLOGY and North American Tour
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Lindsey Buckingham is widely considered one of the greatest guitarists and songwriters and musical expressionists of our time. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and 3 time GRAMMY winner, Buckingham is best known as the producer, guitarist, vocalist and chief songwriter for Fleetwood Mac and as a widely celebrated solo artist.His forthcoming Solo Anthology - The Best of Lindsey Buckingham is a comprehensive record of this illustrious career. Out October 5th on Rhino Records, Buckingham's Solo Anthology will be released as a3-disc set on CD and digitally and will also be available as a single disc abridged release. A 6-LP vinyl release is slated for November 23rd. The album is available for pre-order now. (more...)

Jim Brickman Brings A Joyful Christmas To Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

On Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 PM, embrace the Holiday cheer with Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman as he celebrates A Joyful Christmas at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall! Brickman's 22nd annual Holiday performance will be sure to deliver the sound and spirit of the season with carols, classics and original songs. (more...)

Paramount Moves Up Release of INSTANT FAMILY, Starring Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Paramount decided to move forward the release date of the Mark Wahlberg-Rose Byrne comedy INSTANT FAMILY, according to Variety. The film will now be released three months earlier than scheduled, on November 16th. Now set for a Holiday release, it was previously set for February 15, 2019. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TUCK EVERLASTING at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

An enchanting bestseller springs to life as TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings the regional premiere of Tuck Everlasting to Palo Alto. In this 1890s tale, free-spirited Winner Foster's search for adventure leads to the Tucks, a close-knit family that has discovered the secret to everlasting life. (more...)

TV One Announces New Original Holiday Film COINS FOR CHRISTMAS Starring Essence Atkins
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

TV One announced today that production is underway in Atlanta, GA on a new original Holiday film, Coins For Christmas. Starring Essence Atkins ('Marlon,' 'Are We There Yet?'), Coins For Christmas tells the story of single mother, Madison Morris, who is struggling to make ends meet - just two weeks before Christmas. A chance encounter leads her on a new path. Atkins stars opposite Stephen Bishop ('Imposters,' 'Being Mary Jane'), who plays Alec Darby, a former pro athlete who is also not doing well financially. The film is slated to premiere on TV One in December. (more...)

Be the Readiest with NEW Cinnabon' Sweet Rolls at Holiday Inn Express'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Travelers around the US are in for a treat! Cinnabon, the brand that set the bar with its world renowned cinnamon rolls, is now part of the new, hot, and fresh Holiday Inn Express Express Start Breakfast bar. (more...)

Timothy McCuen Piggee & Cynthia Jones To Star As Daddy Warbucks & Miss Hannigan In 5th Avenue's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2018

Leaping lizards! The 5th Avenue Theatre is thrilled to announce that acclaimed Seattle actor Timothy McCuen Piggee and longtime 5th Avenue Theatre favorite Cynthia Jones will star as Daddy Warbucks and Miss Hannigan in this Holiday season's production of the beloved musical Annie. (more...)

The Hangar Theatre Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Hangar Theatre Company completes their 44th Mainstage Summer Season with the time-shifting, campy and just plain FUN musical Xanadu, directed by Devanand Janki. The book was written by Douglas Carter Beane, with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne & John Farrar. Performances will run from August 16 to September 1 with matinee and evening performances. (more...)

jackbenny Comes to The Triad This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

This Sunday twin brothers Jack and Benny Lipson, aka the critically acclaimed jackbenny,will make their solo (duo) debut in their show Happiness is Trending.  Thus show is at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72ndStreet - 2ndfloor (off Broadway) NYC NY 10036 on Sunday, August 19, at 7:00 pm. The show will feature special guests drummer Spencer Inch, guitarist Adam Moezinia, trumpeter Alphonso Horne, LA's premiere singing drag queen Anita Procedure, and musical theatre legend Valerie Perri.              (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Now for THE COLOR PURPLE, BENNY & JOON, and More at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse announced today that individual tickets for the theater's 2018-2019 season will go on sale to the public on Monday, August 20 at 10:00am. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre Names Joshua Midgett New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Perseverance Theatre has hired Joshua Midgett as its next managing director. Midgett will join the company's leadership team this fall as Perseverance launches its 40th season, reporting to the Board of Directors alongside Art Rotch, who's transitioning from his longtime role as executive artistic director to that of artistic director.   (more...)

COMPANY XIV Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Company XIV announces their 2018-2019 season kicking off with the return engagement of Ferdinand: Boylesque Bullfight inspired by the story of Ferdinand the Bull.  This mix of dance and theater will be presented at their home, Theatre XIV, 383 Troutman Street in Bushwick (L Train to Jefferson Street stop).  Previews will begin on September 6th, 2018 with official opening night set for Sunday, September 9th (8 PM). Ferdinand will play through October 28th. (more...)

Stifel Theatre Announces A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Just in time for the Holiday season, the Peanuts gang will be coming to Stifel Theatre (formerly Peabody Opera House) on Thursday, December 6 (more...)

Fox Theatre to Warm the Winter with CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE returns by popular demand to Atlanta's legendary Fox Theatre with a grander and electrifying stage spectacular for two unforgettable performances presented by Steve Litman. This critically-acclaimed extravaganza is a BROADWAY MUSICAL AND NEW CIRQUE ADVENTURE WRAPPED INTO THE ULTIMATE Holiday GIFT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!  Tickets are on sale Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Inland Pacific Ballet To Hold Open Auditions For Children's Roles For THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

???????Inland Pacific Ballet will hold auditions for all children's roles for its spectacular annual production of The Nutcracker and the hilarious Nutty Nutcracker (more...)

Chamber Music Society Of St. Louis Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The tenth season of the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis (CMSSL) once again promises classical connoisseurs an international array of musical offerings along with a special gala celebration - 'Notes from Hollywood - The Sequel.'  St. Louis icon Ozzie Smith will join the festivities honoring Leonard on Monday, December 10 in the Sheldon Concert Hall.  Executive and Artistic Director, Marc Gordon is 'looking forward to our 10th Anniversary Season which holds a celebratory Gala in December, a number of events featuring students from CMSSL education programs, a new series of Saturday matinee concerts at the 560 Music Center and a look back to some of the more popular repertoire from previous seasons.' (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN Begins Performances Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

General on sale begins Wednesday, May 30 at Noon for award-winning actor and piano virtuoso Hershey Felder in his wildly acclaimed one-man show, HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director). (more...)

Hulu Shares Fall 2018 Programming Slate
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Hulu today announced their Fall 2018 programming slate. Newly announced premieres include 'Light as a Feather' (October 12) and the return of 'Marvel's Runaways' (December 21). (more...)

Priscilla Lopez Joins Cast of OKLAHOMA! at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will lead the cast in the role of "Aunt Eller" in Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, the first show in the musical theatre company's 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Special Guests Set For Jackbenny At The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

???????Twin brothers Jack and Benny Lipson, aka the critically acclaimed jackbenny, will make their Triad Theater debut on Sunday, August 19, at 7pm. The show will feature special guests drummer Spencer Inch, guitarist Adam Moezinia, trumpeter Alphonso Horne, LA's premiere singing drag queen Anita Procedure, and musical theatre legend Valerie Perri. (more...)

Eddie George Joins Touring Cast of CHICAGO in Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Touring company CHICAGO will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George to the role of "Billy Flynn." (more...)

The Franklin Performing Arts Company Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) has announced its 2018-2019 season. The company's 28th season will include Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Sept. 21-23), Disney's Newsies choreographed by Broadway cast member Clay Thomson (Oct. 13-14, 19-21), The Nutcracker (Dec. 1-2), Humbug! A Beggar's Opera (Dec. 8-9), an original Holiday panto by Nick Paone (Dec. 21-22), You Can't Take it With You (Jan. 25-27), Seussical the Musical (Mar. 8-10, 15-17) , and Cabaret (Jun. 14-15).  The season will close with the 12th annual Whatever Theater Festival (Jul. 31-Aug. 3). (more...)

Valerie Simpson Added to Lineup of Women's Association Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Women's Association of NJPAC's Spotlight Gala 2018 kicks off NJPAC's season and benefits NJPAC and its arts education programs. (more...)

Benidorm Comes to the Stage For The First Time At Edinburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

???????Derren Litten's smash hit ITV comedy BENIDORM is set to bring sunshine and smiles to Edinburgh next month, as the first ever stage version of the ITV comedy marks its world premiere tour, stopping off at Edinburgh Playhouse from Monday 17th - Saturday 22nd September. (more...)

2018 New Stages Fest Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

This fall, Goodman Theatre presents its New Stages Festival-a free annual celebration and discovery of new plays by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Audiences experience a first look at seven new works-including three fully staged developmental productions (performed in repertory) There's Always the Hudson by Paola Lazaro-Muñoz; Felons and Familias by Sandra Delgado; Graveyard Shift by Korde Arrington Tuttle. In addition, four staged readings appear during the last weekend of the festival (October 4-7) including The Wizards by Ricardo Gamboa; Between Covers by Sarah Schulman; Birthday Candles by Noah Haidle; and Cressida on Top by Paula Vogel. (more...)

Old Time Radio Show Version Of THE HEADLESS HESSIAN OF SLEEPY HOLLOW AND OTHER AMERICAN HORROR STORIES Comes To Wilson Theater At Vogel Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center is excited to bring LIVE FROM WVL RADIO THEATER: THE HEADLESS HESSIAN OF SLEEPY HOLLOW AND OTHER AMERICAN HORROR STORIES to the Wilson Theater in Vogel Hall on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 17 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206, or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more should contact Groups Sales by calling 414-273-7121 ext. 210 or x213. This engagement is presented as part of the Off Broadway at the Marcus Center series and is sponsored by The Fitz at the Ambassador Hotel. (more...)

Michael Tilson Thomas And The New World Symphony Announce 2018-19 Year
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

In April 2018, the New World Symphony joined The Sphinx Organization and the League of American Orchestras in announcing their new partnership, the National Alliance for Audition Support (NAAS), which is a field-wide initiative with the long-term goal of increasing diversity in American orchestras. Supported by a four-year, $1.8 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Alliance offers a holistic and personalized array of support to Black and Latinx musicians to develop their audition skills, increase their participation in auditions, and ultimately, increase their representation in orchestras. (more...)

Driven by KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS Season Premiere, E! Ranks #1 on Sunday in Primetime Among 18-34 Across Cable
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Driven by the success of Sunday's season premiere of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' and 'Very Cavallari,' E! ranked as the #1 ad-supported cable network in primetime among P18-34 and was the most social entertainment network of the night, according to Nielsen. The season premiere of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians,' which saw Kim and her sister Kourtney disagree over scheduling their annual Holiday card photo shoot, delivered 2.2 million total viewers, 1.4 million P18-49 and 785,000 P18-34, ranking as the #1 cable program of the night among all key demos. The series was also the #1 most social entertainment program of the night, on broadcast or cable, garnering 586,488 total interactions across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Additionally, the latest episode of 'Very Cavallari' earned a season to-date high among all key demos garnering 910,000 total viewers, 661,000 P18-49, and 372,000 P18-34, up 29 percent, 34 percent and 65 percent respectively, from the prior week (7/29/18), marking the fourth consecutive week of growth among P18-49 and total viewers. The series has also garnered nearly 500,000 total views per episode on video on demand platforms through the first four episodes. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

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BWW Review: York's TAFE Takes On OUR TOWN
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2018

One of the fist modern instances of 'breaking the fourth wall,' Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN is a story addressed directly to an audience - by the production's Stage Manager, the narrator and an occasional player in the story. It's a tale of the life of the fictional Grover's Corners, New Hampshire from 1901 through 1913, seen through the eyes of two neighboring families and the Stage Manager's decription of the locale. (more...)

Martina McBride to Release New Christmas Album IT'S THE HOLIDAY SEASON
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Country music icon Martina McBride is not letting the Nashville summer heat ruin her Christmas spirt, and begins her gift giving with the release of It's The Holiday Season.  The 9-song Holiday set will be released on October 19, the first with her new record label partner, BMG.  McBride also continues her “The Joy of Christmas Tour” tradition, this time adding songs from the new album and bringing to life the big band and orchestral sounds by using local symphonies on each stop.  In addition, she will be adding more spice into that mix, by releasing a second all-season cookbook, Martina's Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist For Real Life, available October 30th. (more...)

Trinity Rep's 2018-19 Season Single Tickets Go On Sale August 14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Trinity Rep announces tickets to its 2018-19 Season will go on sale tomorrow, August 14, 2018, beginning at 10:00 am. Tickets start at $25 and will be available for purchase by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. The 2018-19 Season is one of the largest the company has ever produced and one of the most diverse. (more...)

Playwrights Realm Announces Cast And Creative Team For Jonathan Payne's THE REVOLVING CYCLES TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL'D
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne. (more...)

Katie Welsh Brings Cabaret Concert Series To Princeton This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2018

Get ready this Fall for three fabulous concerts by Katie Welsh, to be staged at the Arts Council in Princeton! (more...)

Edinburgh 2018: BWW Review: NOTFLIX, Gilded Balloon Teviot
by Fiona Scott - Aug 11, 2018

There's a growing trend of films and TV shows being adapted for the stage. Just look at the list of this year's Tony Awards Best Musical nominees (Mean Girls, Frozen, Spongebob Squarepants and The Band's Visit) or your local UK regional theatre summer/autumn programme (Summer Holiday, Flashdance etc.). (more...)

YOU AND I: Philip Barry's First Hit To Open Metropolitan Playhouse's 27th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse brings Philip Barry's first Broadway play, 'You and I' to the stage for its first New York revival in 95 years.   The limited run from September 7 to October 7, 2018, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street. (more...)

Artistic Director Tim Carroll Announces The Shaw Festival's 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival proudly announce the 2019 Festival season playbill. (more...)

THE ACCIDENTAL CLUB - A New Musical About Life, Fame, Addiction And Death Comes to SF Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse and Judy Garland welcome their newest member to the Accidental Club, Mira Dawson, a washed-up rock star who dies of an accidental overdose while celebrating her come back tour. (more...)

Cast Announced For Goodspeed Musicals THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce the cast of the spirited musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. This high-speed spoof will run September 21 through November 25, 2018 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, CT. [Official Press Opening will be October 10, 2018.] (more...)

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