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Mansfield Theatre (New York, NY)
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Three-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation (more...)

Michael Gray Shares YOUR LIFE? IT'S YOUR CHOICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Michael Gray, a retired remodeling contractor, motivational speaker, coach, volunteer, self-help writer and author, has completed his new book 'Your Life? It's Your Choice': a gripping and enlightening guide book to self and life fulfillment. This book aims to motivate the reader to gain control of one's life and remove the negativity. (more...)

Carol Pitts Shares HOLY SPIRIT MYSTIFYING SCRIPTURES, VOL. 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me. (more...)

BWW Review: Sweet Yet Powerful WINTER'S TALE from Seattle Shakes
by Jay Irwin - Sep 12, 2016

There are some productions of Shakespeare which need all the flashy costumes and sets and transplanting to non-traditional times and places in order to make the show shine. And then there are productions like the outstanding production of "The Winter's Tale" currently being offered from Seattle Shakespeare Company where they've assembled such a talented cast and crew, innately fluent with the meaning of the show, who only require a few chairs and platforms and where the flash would just get in the way. It's those shows that remind us why we love theater when a group of actors can mesmerize us with their words. (more...)

Full Company to Set Sail in Lookingglass Theatre Company's MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. (more...)

BWW Interview: ANNIE's Gilgamesh Taggett Discusses the Show's Hopeful 'American Spirit'
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 7, 2016

This fall, Broadway's beloved classic finds a home in Chicago. Annie, Sandy and the gang appear at the Cadillac Palace Theatre for Annie's acclaimed national tour. Gilgamesh Taggett, the production's original Oliver Warbucks, joins Broadway World for an exclusive interview on bringing this heartfelt story across the nation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meghan Jones of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 30, 2016

The musical Ragtime, which plays through this Sunday, December 4, at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, is an important work that weaves actual historical personages into the fabric of its three intersecting stories: an upper-class white family, the African American ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker Jr., and the Latvian immigrant Tateh. Two of the historical characters in the musical had profound impacts on American political history, which have heightened relevance due to the emotionally charged 2016 election, refocusing attention on matters of race, class, and immigration. This weekend, we interviewed the actors portraying anarchist Emma Goldman and educator/orator Booker T. Washington in the show, which will be featured in advance of this weekend's final performances of this essential work of musical theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Sierra Madre Revives Their Successful A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 21, 2016

Laura Ingalls Wilder's classic book Little House on the Prairie (1932) became famous as an hour-long TV drama in the 70s (1974-1983) starring Michael Landon and featuring Melissa Gilbert in her acting debut as Laura. The books, as well as the TV show, are forever popular. In fact, the TV show runs regularly on cable channel Insp Monday through Friday. Sierra Madre Playhouse and its artistic director Christian Lebano have chosen to bring back James DeVita's stage adaptation of the stories as its holiday presentation, first seen in 2014, A Little House Christmas, skillfully directed by Alison Eliel Kalmus and featuring a delightful cast of 10, is now onstage in its revival of a West Coast premiere, through December 23. (more...)

Full Company to Set Sail in Lookingglass Theatre Company's MOBY DICK at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of Moby Dick. Adaptor and director David Catlin brings his daring new adaptation of the classic seafaring tale to Arena Stage, using bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce its 82nd season performing June 13 through October 15, 2017.  Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula Players has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 600-plus seat, all-weather pavilion since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premieres, classic dramas, comedies and musicals. (more...)

BWW Interview: Spotlight on Bill Rudman, Artistic Director, Musical Theater Project and Footlight Parade
by Roy Berko - Nov 10, 2016

Bill Rudman, Artistic Director of the Musical Theater Project who hosts the radio show 'Footlight Parade' and often co-hosts the MTP live performances, has had an interest in musical theater since he was five and his parents let him stay up late to watch Mary Martin in Peter Pan on television. As Rudman said in a recent interview, 'That did it!' (more...)

BWW Dance Review: ABT's 'Shostakovich Trilogy' by Ratmansky
by Barnett Serchuk - May 31, 2016

A funny thing happened on the evening of May 22, 2016, at the Metropolitan Opera House, where ABT was presenting Alexei Ratmansky's 'Shostakovich Trilogy.' There were lots of empty seats. Since Ratmansky's reputation has pretty much enveloped the entire ballet world, I was very surprised to see this. On the other hand, an evening of three Shostakovich works can be enervating, putting high demands on the eyes and ears of an audience. Many might prefer to just stay away. (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Chance of a Lifetime: Singing with Kristin Chenoweth
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - May 27, 2016

Imagine: your childhood hero, the woman who coined one of your 8-year-old self's favorite songs, holding your hand in front of hundreds of people, the renowned Phoenix Symphony gushing in gorgeous melodies behind you. You are surrounded by your friends and classmates, and bowing in front of an ocean of applauding strangers. No, this is not a dream. This was very much reality. Last weekend I had the opportunity of performing backup vocals with fifteen of my classmates at Arizona State University, for Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.  (more...)

NewVoiceMedia Wins Financial Management Excellence and Community Champion of the Year Award in 2016 FinancialForce 360 Customer Excellence Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's OVO, at U.S. Bank Arena, Delights Cincinnati with Whimsy and Astonishing Acrobatics
by Abby Rowold - May 13, 2017

Cirque du Soleil has a reputation for whimsy and for astonishing feats of acrobatics. Its latest touring show, Ovo, which plays at Cincinnati's U.S. Bank Arena through Sunday night, delivers on both counts. (more...)

FinancialForce Announces 2016 Winners of 360 Customer Excellence Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

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NETFLIX Set to Premiere Joe Berlinger Documentary, 'Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru' 7/14
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, will premiere Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru exclusively to members worldwide on July 15. (more...)

Review Roundup: DISASTER! Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opens tonight, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Shaina NC Cets Up Women's Helpline Stree Sanman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

On the eve of the International Women's Day, noted social activist and BJP leader announced the setting up of a Helpline called Stree Sanman for assisting women in distress and who are targets of harassment via social media and mobile phone messages. (more...)

Point Foundation to Honor Five-Time Olympic Medalist Greg Louganis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Point Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community.   (more...)

Veloxity announces free trial program for the Power Pax (portable charging system) available for most Boston businesses and events this summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

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Janan Cain Pens New Book Aimed to Help Kids Explain Emotions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Helping kids identify, understand and talk about their emotions was Janan Cain's goal back in the 1990s when she began work on  her first book. Today that picture book, The Way I Feel, is 16 years old and the most popular book Parenting Press has ever published.  (more...)

Bronwyn Elvis Comics- A Musical Theater Fan Goes Graphic
by Alix Cohen - Jun 7, 2016

14-year-old Bronwyn Chochinov always loved to draw. As a 4th and 5th grader, she contributed ongoing comic strips in her school's High School newspaper: How to Survive 4th Grade, and How to Survive 5th Grade. She has also, from a very young age, loved musicals. As best as she can remember, Bronwyn was 5 when she was taken to Beauty and the Beast starring Donny Osmond as Gaston. Mother Victoria Brown was a fan and the two waited for an autograph. 'There were all these ladies my mom's age going crazy. They were like trampling me and I started crying. He picked me up and talked to me. I've gone to the stage door ever since.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Falzon of SWING ON THIS! at Sydney Theatre Royal
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 6, 2016

He's played everyone, from Galileo Figaro in We Will Rock You, to the titular character of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He's also earned a stellar reputation both here and overseas a soloist in his own right. In fact it's hard to find anyone in the performance industry who doesn't admire the talent, work ethic and congeniality of Michael Falzon. I found myself thoroughly charmed in a chat with him about his brainchild Swing On This that has had more comebacks than Farnham! And with good reason as I discovered. (more...)

Blindspot Collective to Make San Diego Fringe Debut with UNTOLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Untold weaves music, movement, and excerpts from over one hundred interviews to explore the mental health crisis in America, creating an evocative meditation on hope and resiliency. This world premiere production, as part of the San Diego International Fringe Festival, marks the San Diego debut of Blindspot Collective, an organization devoted to the development of new work, new audiences, and new perspective. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kim Weild of SOOT AND SPIT at New Ohio Theatre
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 15, 2017

'soot and spit' has already received rave reviews from the New York Times, and Kim Weild, the director behind this ambitious new work, shared her "insider" perspective of the outsider art piece. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancers, Listen Up! GLORIA ANGELES Talks New Dance Spectacular Show, June 25
by Don Grigware - Jun 13, 2016

Gloria Angeles became a Zumba instructor for LA Fitness approximately two and a half years ago. Through the years she has also been involved in salsa dancing and competitions. ' I had been taking tap at the Marge Patka dance studio and performed in many of her shows and had wanted to be involved in more than just tap numbers. I got my opportunity in the summer show The Marge Patka Summer Spectacular 2015.' (more...)

BWW Review: THE CAKE - A Well-Executed, Tasty, Bittersweet Baked Food for Savoring Thought
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2017

The Echo Theater Company's world premiere of playwright Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE brilliantly demonstrates the success of following a winning recipe for a memorable theatre production. Start with Brunstetter's witty, relationship-focused script on very timely, hot-button issues of today; generously add a talented cast of actors (led by the most delicious Debra Jo Rupp); mix well with Jennifer Chambers' sure-handed direction; and top off with perfectly synchronized and fitting technical elements; and you have a very well-executed THE CAKE. (more...)

BWW Interview: We Go Together: GREASE Ensemble Discusses Challenges and Camaraderie
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 28, 2017

'We are all there for each other,' Kevin Nietzel asserts, affirming the bond that is making Maine State Music Theatre's Grease so electric. 'It is very rewarding,' adds Neil Starkenberg, MSMT's Danny Zuko. Co-star Chelsea Williams, who plays Sandy to Starkenberg's Danny, continues the thought: 'Neil and I have had conversations about how we could do this show for a really long time. It is so much fun, and I think that must be obvious to the audience. The energy is so palpable that it is a special joy to work that hard every night. Everyone is having the time of his life!' These three actors together with principals Gerrianne Perez (Rizzo), Charis Leos (Miss Lynch), Costume Designer Travis M. Grant, and MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark all joined BWW's Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold for the third panel discussion in the theatre's Peek Behind the Curtain series held each summer at Curtis Memorial Library. In an especially lively and far-ranging conversation that highlighted not only the challenges but also the camaraderie of this ensemble, the panel and capacity audience explored the history, characters, and production process for MSMT's summer mega hit. (more...)

Junxure Named Double Finalist for CRM and Thought Leadership Awards by WealthManagement.com
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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iCIMS Plans Move to Landmark Bell Works Building, Commits to Continued Growth in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in Double
by Guest Blogger: Naomi Melvin - Jul 20, 2016

Theatre in Toronto is moving and shaking. This city has a consistent flow of productions year-round, but the summer is a particularly exciting time to celebrate home-grown work. On June 27, the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place at the Harbourfront Centre. The ceremony recognizes Toronto-based creators in theatre, dance and opera spanning 48 categories. I had the honour of attending the awards on behalf of Randolph Academy and was reminded of how diverse, vibrant and hard-working our theatre community is. Many post-Dora commentators regarded Bruce Dow's outstanding job as host. His undeniable humour did not deter from socially charged commentary on the state of our community's compensation. Bruce also directed the audience's attention to the world stage, advising that artists must continue to unite globally in the wake of political events happening around the world. The breadth of work being created in this city is astounding. Repeatedly, I heard award recipients talk about persistence in this industry. Years and years of creative trial have led to works formally recognized. It is a profession worth its weight in blood, but worth every beautiful drop. I left the awards wanting to see more theatre, learn more about the veterans in the room and take a whole list of people out for coffee.  (more...)

The Bishop of Liverpool to Take Part in Liverpool Pride 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Liverpool Pride today announces a new Patron for the 2017 festival which takes place over two packed days this month. (more...)

BWW Review: QUEEN ANNE, Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2017

Game of Thrones returns this weekend, but those hungry for political machinations and manipulations can also find a feast of them in Helen Edmundson's 2015 stealth thriller about a little-known 18th-century English monarch and her courtly advisors' jockeying for influence. With plenty of resonance for 2017, it's rich history with contemporary bite. (more...)

James Conlon Renews Contract as Music Director of LA Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

General Director Placido Domingo announced today that James Conlon has renewed his contract as the company's Richard Seaver Music Director through the end of the 2020/21 season. Currently celebrating his tenth anniversary with the company, Mr. Conlon has conducted 314 performances to date for LA Opera. When he returns to the podium of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on January 28 to conduct The Abduction from the Seraglio, he will have conducted 50 different operas at LA Opera. (more...)

Mary Lowman Says DARE TO DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Mary Lowman, a loving mother of four and grandmother of fifteen, has completed her new book 'Dare to Dream': an inspirational story proving that it is never too late to follow one's dreams and create positive change in the world. (more...)

BWW Review: Thrilling Production of MOBY DICK Swims into South Coast Repertory
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 13, 2017

Hands down, this incredibly absorbing stage adaptation of MOBY DICK is one of the most stunning and enthralling pieces of theater I have had the privilege of experiencing from a Southern California stage. Continuing through February 19 at Orange County's Tony Award-winning regional theater in Costa Mesa, this highly creative and mesmerizing play---adapted and directed by David Catlin---is a production from Chicago's highly regarded Lookingglass Theatre Company, who also produced similar successful runs of this adaptation at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and the Arena Stage in Washington D.C. (more...)

GRANDMA'S GREAT GOURD is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Do you know an amazing Grandma? From Queen Elizabeth to Tina Turner, Marian Robinson to Hillary Clinton, and even the dynamic duo in the Netflix hit series Grace and Frankie, more and more grandmothers are breaking age-old stereotypes. Besides being strong and active role models, many are also exceptionally involved in the lives of their grandchildren. (more...)

A Look Into The Merion: Owner and Operator Danny Michael Shares His...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

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BWW Interview: Alex Flanigan's SINGULARITY in Samuel French Short Play Festival
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 7, 2017

The 'Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival' has been around for 42 years, and during that time over 500 theatre companies and schools have participated. Applicants have included companies from across the country as well as abroad from Canada, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. 'Singularity' by playwright Alex Flanigan will be performing on the festival's first day, August 8th at 6:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rick Dildine, Christopher Ashley, Blake Robison, Jim Petosa, And Anne Hamburger - Can Theatre Turn Humanity Into Heroes? Five Artistic Directors Tell All
by Amy Oestreicher - Aug 5, 2017

An exclusive interview with Artistic Directors Rick Dildine, Christopher Ashley, Blake Robison, Jim Petosa, and Anne Hamburger for their insights on theatre's role in society today. (more...)

BWW Interview: Being Free, Available and Thinking True: A Conversation with Lauren Mufson
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 5, 2016

If you were among the lucky theatre lovers who scored a ticket to the Broadway blockbuster hit, Mamma Mia! in 2005, you might have had the pleasure the pleasure of experiencing Lauren Mufson make her Broadway debut in the leading role of Donna Sheridan. Now more than ten years later, the actress returns to the beloved ABBA musical in a highly anticipated new production at Maine State Music Theatre that opens August 10. The musical theatre and cabaret artist, teacher and voice coach and mother of two is delighted not only to revisit one of her favorite parts, but to make her Maine stage debut in one of the first ever regional productions of the show. (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

BWW Blog: Joscelyne Tamburri - Putting It All Together
by Guest Blogger: Joscelyne Tamburri - Apr 6, 2017

While in the midst of only our 2nd week of rehearsal, I am astonished at the rate that our musical is coming together. I am so used to working 2 hours a day, 2-3 times a week, painstakingly watching piece by piece slowly mend to one another; a snail's pace compared to this.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Perform at Point Foundation Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Point Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community. The award will be presented to Louganis at the landmark New York Public Library April 11. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony winner Lena Hall will perform at the special event. (more...)

FEC Announces Northern Gateway Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Dr. Robin Wallace Introduces Debut Book, 'Emergency Kit'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Artist Donates Artwork to Fill Gaps of Stolen Andy Warhol Exhibition at The Springfield Art Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Layfayette artist, Lindsey Wohlman, was sympathetic to the Springfield Art Museum after learning the news that artwork from the Andy Warhol exhibition was stolen.  She wrote a letter offering to fill in the holes with her own artwork.   (more...)

Tony Winner Lena Hall Performs Tonight at Point Foundation Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Point Foundation will present five-time Olympic medalist Greg Louganis with the Point Legend Award, which recognizes an individual who has achieved greatness in their professional career and unapologetically supported the LGBTQ community. In addition to the previously announced appearance from the cast of BRIGHT STAR, BroadwayWorld exclusively reported that Tony winner Lena Hall will perform at this evening's special event. (more...)

BWW Column: More People Should be Talking About PEAKY BLINDERS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 1, 2016

To many people who don't know about it, PEAKY BLINDERS sounds less like a television show and more like a confusing phrase. I myself was guilty of writing the show off before even watching an episode. However, thanks to the recommendation of a close friend (with impeccable taste in television), I decided to watch the first episode of the Netflix series. (more...)

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