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Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The full cast is announced for heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Joining Diana Vickers, Debra Stephenson and Ian Reddington in the 2017 tour are Michael Howe, Michelle Long, Kate Hardisty, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Lewis Kidd, Liam Vincent-Kilbride, Jon Bonner, Rachel McAllister, Ellie-Jane Goddard, Gary Mitchinson and Jess Barker. (more...)

Kevin Hart, Jim Carey, Ali Wong, Trevor Noah Headline JUST FOR LAUGHS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Quebec, successfully upped the ante on hilarity with more artists and TV tapings than ever before, popping the cork over an astounding 42 sold-out shows. With a flood of television tapings, social media coverage, and international press, JFL experienced more worldwide exposure than ever before! JFL's name is synonymous with comedy. You can't turn your head without catching stand-up captured at the festival; major players include Netflix, HBO, The Comedy Network, CBC, Showtime, The CW, CNN, Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central, LOL, TruTV and countless other media outlets from across the globe. (more...)

Dancer Geeta Chandran Presents Arangetram of Disciple RHEA MAHAJAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Rhea has been learning the classical dance form of Bharatanatyam as a disciple of (Padamshri) Guru Geeta Chandran, for the past 12 years. (more...)

SALA Festival Announces its Featured Artist for 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Renowned glass artist Clare Belfrage has been named SALA Festival Featured Artist for 2018 at the festival's official opening night gala at the Art Gallery of South Australia tonight (Friday, July 28). (more...)

The Shaw Festival Renames Theater in Honour of Former Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

At a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier today, the Shaw Festival Honoured former Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell's fourteen year tenure by renaming the Studio Theatre. In front of an audience of donors, company members and patrons, the space was officially christened the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre just days before Middletown takes residency for the season. (more...)

Loverboy to Join KENNY SHIELDS TRIBUTE 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Special guests from Canadian rock band Loverboy, Mike Reno, Paul Dean, Matt Frenette, and Ken "Spider" Sinnaeve, have just been confirmed to join the special tribute evening for Kenny Shields on August 29 at Winnipeg Classic RockFest. Dean, Frenette, and Sinnaeve are alumni members of Streetheart. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emma Hatton On Bringing EVITA To The West End
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2017

Actress and singer Emma Hatton's previous work includes We Will Rock You and Wicked. She's now starring in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical Evita, which returns to the West End - previews begin at Phoenix Theatre tomorrow night. (more...)

Artscape's Heritage Jazz Series To Be Dedicated To Jazz Master Errol Dyers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Dedicated to the late Jazz  master Errol Dyers, Artscape Theatre Centre's "Jazz Masters: Tribute to the Legends" concert series is due to be showcased from 28 - 30 September. (more...)

CILLA THE MUSICAL To Step Inside Chester's Storyhouse in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Cilla - The Musical is a spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner Jeff Pope (The Moorside, Philomena, From The Cradle To The Grave, Mrs Biggs). (more...)

Dancer Geeta Chandran Receives NIRBHAYA PURUSKAR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

NIRBHAYA SAMAROH is an annual prestigious event hosted by the Honour for Women National Campaign to raise awareness on women's rights. The event is named after the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim and is presented as a tribute to all victims of Violence against Women. (more...)

Improbable Announces Its Most Accessible DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Improbable's 13th annual unconventional convention for arts people, Devoted & Disgruntled gets under way in January 2018. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Takes Opportunity to Apologize for MARY POPPINS Cockney Accent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Dick Van Dyke may be lauded for his all around charm in MARY POPPINS, but his cockney accent has since become a subject of amusement. Now Van Dyke has admitted to being aware of this fact and jokingly expressed his thrill at being able to finally apologize. (more...)

Michael C Hall & More to Star in Harlan Coben's SAFE on Netflix
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

RED Production Company called 'action' as filming commenced in Manchester on original new television drama, SAFE. The 8 x 60' series has been ordered by CANAL+ Group and Netflix and will run on free-to-air channel C8 (CANAL+ Group) in France and Netflix globally outside of France in 2018. (more...)

Priyanka Chopra Special Guest at TIFF Soirée
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

TIFF announced today that award-winning actor and activist Priyanka Choprawill be the guest of Honour at TIFF Soirée, an annual fundraiser this year organized in support of Share Her Journey, a recently launched campaign to support female voices in screen industries. (more...)

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 20, 2017

Matthew Dunster brings some desert sun to a so far patchy summer, with his Mexican inspired production of Much Ado About Nothing. It truly is the beating heart of the Summer of Love, running until the end of the season alongside first Twelfth Night, then King Lear and Boudica. (more...)

Single Tickets Now on Sale for Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

As of today, individual tickets for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's 2017/18 performance season are available for purchase online at TSO.CA, by phone (416.593.1285), and in person at the TSO Patron Services Centre or the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke Will Receive Britannia Award for Excellence In Television
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce that beloved actor Dick Van Dyke will receive the Britannia Award for Excellence in Television at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines.  This year's event will take place on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents THE FATHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The Father by French playwright Florian Zeller receives its Australian premiere at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) from 19 August to 21 October. (more...)

Announcing Free Events at Shakespeare in High Park This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

In celebration of Shakespeare in High Park's 35th anniversary season and Canada's 150th, Canadian Stage is proud to announce a series of free events taking place at the High Park Amphitheatre throughout the month of August, including a showcase of new short plays by the participants of Territorial Tales, the company's 2017 Youth Engagement Project; a Community Citizenship Ceremony, and a Global Village Family Festival. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Tour Of National Theatre's HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The National Theatre today announced full casting for the UK tour of Ibsen's masterpiece HEDDA GABLER.  (more...)

New Virtual Reality F1 Experience At Madame Tussauds Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017


ROCKFEST Announces Kenny Shields Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Classic rock fans will have a chance to Honour the legacy of Kenny Shields on August 29 at Shaw Park at Winnipeg Classic RockFest. This will be an evening dedicated to celebrating the incredible career of one of Canada's true legends with a final farewell performance by members of Streetheart along with friends of the band. Also appearing on the bill will be Canadian classics Honeymoon Suite, Harlequin, The Pumps & Orphan. (more...)

Toronto Fringe Sees Record Breaking Festival Again!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

It's been a banner year for Fringe. The 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival was the highest selling festival in its 29-year history, selling 68,312 tickets to theatre-lovers. Since Fringe returns 100% of the net box office to its 160 producing companies, this means that we will deposit a record $519,707 into the bank accounts of indie artists in the coming weeks. This is the first time Toronto Fringe has broken over $500,000 in its payout to artists. (more...)

Bloodshot Records Signs Ruby Boots
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Nashville-based, Australian-born artist Ruby Boots has signed with Chicago label Bloodshot Records. (more...)

Interview with Jenny Sealey - REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Celebrating the infectious music of Ian Dury and The Blockheads, Reasons to be Cheerful is a punk rock musical and gritty coming of age tale, which always leaves audiences shouting for more. Featuring Ian Dury and The Blockheads' greatest hits including Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll, Sweet Gene Vincent, Spasticus Autisticus and Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick this acclaimed show will fill the Belgrade's Main Stage with raucous glee. In the interview below, director Jenny Sealey explains the enduring appeal of Ian Dury and why audiences in Coventry and beyond should see this show!  (more...)

StageArt Announces the Cast for MEMPHIS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

StageArt is thrilled to announce the cast for the Australasian premiere of the Tony award-winning Memphis the Musical, which will play at Prahran's Chapel off Chapel from 6 October 2017. (more...)

David Hallberg and Gillian Murphy Join The Australian Ballet as Guest Artists in SYMPHONY IN C
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Australian Ballet has just announced that internationally acclaimed dancers David Hallberg and Gillian Murphy will return to Melbourne as guest artists in the highly anticipated Melbourne premiere of Symphony in C, playing exclusively at Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre from 24 August to 2 September 2017.  (more...)

Deleted Dialogue from Joe Orton's LOOT to Be Reinstated for 50th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Dialogue Joe Orton wrote 50 years ago for his darkly comic masterpiece Loot is to be heard for the very first time on stage in the UK. (more...)

Artscape to Host First Capetonian Performances of Contemporary South African Classic AT HER FEET in Thirteen Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Artscape Theatre Centre will host the first Capetonian performances of the contemporary South African classic, AT HER FEET as a part of the Artscape's Women's Festival this week. Writer-director Nadia Davids and actor Quanita Adams are delighted to bring this beloved work to a new generation of South Africans for a limited run in celebration of Women's Day.   (more...)

Casting Announced for 2017 UK Tour of THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Full casting has been announced for Frantic Assembly and State Theatre Company South Australia's critically acclaimed Things I Know To Be True ahead of its return to the UK from 27 September 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Themba Stewart, Writer-Director of RED ALOES
by David Fick - Aug 4, 2017

When Themba Stewart's new play, RED ALOES, opens tonight, it will be the culmination of a long journey that began, for him, in the wake of political violence in the early 1990s. BroadwayWorld South Africa's David Fick interviewed him about this play, which is drawn from his experiences as a child, for this week's Five on Friday. (more...)

2017 Rob Guest Endowment Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The 2017 Rob Guest Endowment Awards were launched today, and applications for all awards are now open. (more...)

Dancer Geeta Chandran Presents Arangetram of Disciple RHEA MAHAJAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Arangetram is an important occasion in the career of any Bharatanatyam dancer. After several years -- decades even -- of arduous training, when the Guru is confident that the disciple can sustain a solo performance, the Arangetram is announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mother City's College of Magic Welcomes Jive Cape Town Funny Festival International Acts for a Special Visit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Mother City's only magical arts organisation, the College of Magic, welcomed the Jive Cape Town Funny Festival's international stars Paul Dabek and Captain Frodo for a special visit to its mysterious Victorian manor in Claremont on Saturday 29 July 2017. (more...)

Baxter Theatre Announces Season at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Baxter Theatre Centre, producers of the hit 2012 Edinburgh play, MIES JULIE, has been invited to showcase an impressive total of six award-winning, cutting-edge, South African productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)

Houston Symphony Wins German Music Award, ECHO KLASSIK 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Houston Symphony was awarded the prestigious ECHO KLASSIK 2017 award in the category of Best Opera Recording (20th/21st Century Opera) for the recording of Alan Berg's Wozzeck under the direction of former Music Director Hans Graf.  (more...)

Laura Linney Will Be Honored with William Shakespeare Award in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

To acknowledge her outstanding contribution to classical theatre in America, Actress Laura Linney will be awarded the Shakespeare Theatre Company's prestigious William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre (Will Award) at the Harman Center for the Arts 10th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Sidney Harman Hall. (more...)

The King's Head Theatre is On the Move to a Larger Theatre Space
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The King's Head Theatre is on the move - the well-worn, much-loved 110-seat auditorium can no longer contain the artistic ambition of the Theatre. To realise a creatively and financially sustainable future, the company is set to move to a brand new theatre space within Islington Square, immediately neighbouring its current location. (more...)

Henry Naylor Presents the London Premiere of ANGELS at Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Following a total sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe 2016, two-time Fringe First Award Winner, Henry Naylor is delighted to present the London premiere of his Multi-Award-winning global hit play, Angel, at London's Arcola Theatre for a month-long season this autumn. (more...)

Lionsgate Announces Plans for Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Landing Jeju Development Co., Ltd. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Landing International Development Limited (HKSE Code: 582) and the developer and operator of Jeju Shinhwa World, and global content leader Lionsgate today announced plans to develop Lionsgate Movie World at Jeju Shinhwa World (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

New Pasifika Work Takes Fresh Look at Samoan Traditions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Born and raised in New Zealand, Lui has big dreams for his future that don't involve his Samoan roots. But Lui's father has hopes for his son that are steeped deeply in tradition. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Stage luminaries Marina Prior (Hello Dolly!) and Simon Gleeson (Les Miserables) lead an irresistible cast including Gareth Davies (The Cherry Orchard), Marg Downey (Top of the Lake: China Girl), Kim Gyngell (Top of the Lake: China Girl), Alexandra Keddie (Offspring), Imogen Sage (Rebecca), Monica Sayers (Chimerica) and Drew Weston (The Rocky Horror Show) in Noel Coward's top-drawer comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever. (more...)

Toronto International Film Festival Unveils Contemporary World Cinema Programme
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® revealed today the 48 titles from international filmmakers that make up the Festival's Contemporary World Cinema slate. This year's programme features a powerful lineup that covers disparate regions of the world (more...)

Ticketmaster Furthers European Expansion with Switzerland Launch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, has today announced it will be launching in Switzerland, increasing its presence to 30 countries. (more...)

US Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland Joins The Australian Ballet in THE SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Australian Ballet is thrilled to announce that American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Misty Copeland will join the company as guest artist during the Sydney season of The Sleeping Beauty, opening at the Capitol Theatre from 11 November to 25 November 2017. (more...)

Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original, Big Winners At National Indigenous Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

The 2017 National Indigenous Music Awards blew an appreciative Darwin audience away at the iconic Amphitheatre under the stars tonight as Troy Cassar-Daley, A.B. Original and Electric Fields all took home major awards, showing the breadth across genres of Australian Indigenous talent. Opening with an amazing set from triple j Unearthed winner Baker Boy and closing with a touching tribute to Dr G. Yunupingu and surprise performance from Saltwater Band. It was a night of elation and emotion as generations of Indigenous musicians and their place in Australian culture were celebrated and acknowledged.  (more...)

Calypso Rose's 'Leave Me Alone' feat. Manu Chao (Kubiyashi feat. Machel Montano) Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Today, Mad Decent is re-releasing the entire remix EP in the US. A feminist pioneer, Caribbean cultural icon and prolific recording artist who's written over 800 songs in over half a century, it's more than 40 years since Calypso Rose was first crowned calypso queen (more...)

Liverpool;s Legendary Band The Pies to Play Rare Live Show at The Epstein
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

One year on from the release of their debut album, The Pies are back with another rare live performance, this time at The Epstein Theatre on Friday 20th October. (more...)

Jasper Britton, Susannah Harker to Lead THE BLINDING LIGHT Premiere at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

This September, Tom Littler launches his first season as Artistic Director of Jermyn Street Theatre with the world premiere of celebrated playwright Howard Brenton's The Blinding Light, a specially commissioned work about the life of Swedish dramatist August Strindberg. (more...)

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