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National Geographic Encounter 'OCEAN ODYSSEY' to Open This Fall in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Opening October 2017 and located in the heart of New York City's Times Square, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey will be a first-in-kind immersive entertainment experience that transports audiences on an incredible, never-before-seen undersea journey. (more...)

Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Following three previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young for three performances only-Thursday, August 10 (8 p.m.), Friday, August 11 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 12 (7 p.m.). (more...)

BWW Review: HAVEN ROOFTOP for Prix Fixe Pre-Theater Dining in Times Square
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 4, 2017

Haven Rooftop has a wonderful prix fixe 3-course pre-theatre dinner special for only $49.00. It is served from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily, ideal timing for after a matinee or before evening performances. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Offers Summer Music Educators Workshop from 7/19 – 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

From July 19 to 22, Carnegie Hall will host the Summer Music Educators Workshop, giving school and community music teachers from across the country the opportunity to re-energize their teaching practice, learn from leaders in the field, and exchange best practices with peers. Over the course of four days, 125 educators will engage with expert guest faculty on a range of topics centered around the theme "Dare To Create," including how to embrace a culture of creativity in music classrooms, and how to use composition and improvisation to inspire young musicians. (more...)

FIAF Announces 2017 Crossing the Line Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its complete 2017/18 which will kick off with Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! this September, presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., music by Diana Oh, co-directed by Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh, with music direction by Ryan McCurdy. The mainstage season will continue in January 2018 with Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW THE CIRCLE will be presented in repertory. (more...)

FLYER GUY, One-Man Show About Working in Times Square, to Play FringePVD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

On July 26th (8PM) and July 27th (10PM) Flyer Guy, David Lawson's one-man show of his funniest and wildest stories from four years of handing out flyers In Times Square, plays the Waterfire Arts Center as a part of FringePVD. (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 Takes Playgoers Back To The Future
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2017

Ronald Reagan was re-elected president, the first human baby conceived by artificial insemination was born and the Tigers won the World Series, but for much of the world, the public perception of the year 1984 was forever shaped in 1949, with the publishing of George Orwell's dystopian novel, titled 'Nineteen Eighty-Four.' (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Juan Carlos Ortega of BLUE FIN in Times Square
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 21, 2017

Juan Carlos Ortega, the Executive Chef of Blue Fin at the W Hotel In Times Square, is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

Sony Pictures & Dell Team Up on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Global Integrated Campaign
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

When SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING swings into theaters July 7, Dell will be at Sony Pictures' side for all the action. Dell teamed up with Sony Pictures, a long time Dell customer and partner, to take collaborations to the next level with Spider-Man: Homecoming. (more...)

Photo: Jeremy Jordan, Shoshana Bean Open TrevorLIVE with Original Musical Number
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Last night The Trevor Project hosted its 2017 TrevorLIVE New York gala at the Marriot Marquis In Times Square. The event featured special performances by Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons and Broadway stars Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan. (more...)

Aman Mojadidi's ONCE UPON A PLACE Brings Phone Booths and Immigrant Histories to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Times Square Arts and artist Aman Mojadidi bring Once Upon a Place, an interactive public art installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices, to Duffy Square (46th Street and 7th Avenue) from June 27- September 5. Visitors will be invited to open the door of one of three repurposed telephone booths, pick up the receiver, and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. Visitors can also open the phone book inside each booth to read more about the storytellers' communities both here in New York and the countries they have traveled from, and to leave behind a part of their own story if they wish. The installation will include 70 different stories that will last anywhere between 2 and 15 minutes.  There will be a press opening ceremony on Tuesday, June 27th at 11:00 am after which the installation will be open to the public.   (more...)

79-Foot-Tall Amazon Echo Replica Takes Over Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

As part of a groundbreaking advertising campaign for Amazon Music, OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT), one of the largest out-of-home media companies in North America, and Rapport, the out-of-home media buying and planning agency of IPG Mediabrands, today unveiled a 79-foot-tall Amazon Echo replica in New York City's Times Square. (more...)

Scoop: DOWNWARD DOG on ABC - Tuesday, June 27, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOWNWARD DOG, airing on ABC on Tuesday, June 27, 2017! (more...)

World Renown Music Artists BTS Celebrate 4th Anniversary as a Band
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

World renowned music artists BTS, tomorrow celebrate their fourth Anniversary as a band. With internationally viral videos and an ARMY of fans pushing the band to unprecedented fame, BTS thanks fans for the well wishes releasing a steady stream of content since the end of last week. (more...)

June 6th Folk Song Festival Hunan (Nanshan) Makes Appearance in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

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Algonquin Theater Productions Presents THE BET as Part of Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. The two person musical is directed by Tom Herman, and features the talents of Dana Aber and Spencer Plachy. Performances are Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm, Friday, July 28th at 7:15pm and Saturday, July 29th at 4pm. The show is slated to run Off Broadway in the fall of 2017. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

BWW Interview: Finding Authenticity in Runyonland
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 6, 2017

'It's a warhorse and has been a guaranteed sellout since 1950, but that doesn't mean a production doesn't need a little spark. DJ [Salisbury] did exactly what I asked him to do,' says Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. 'I asked him not to reinvent the wheel, but to tweak the show with some new nuances.' Clark is talking about MSMT's new production of Guys and Dolls which opened last week to glowing reviews. Clark was part of the popular MSMT community series, PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN panel that also featured Guys and Dolls stars, James Beaman (Nathan Detroit), Kristen Hahn (Sarah Brown), and Stephen Mark Lukas (Sky Masterson), as well as Props Master Elizabeth Frino. Moderated by Broadway World's Maine editor Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the participants at the capacity-crowd event discussed the making of this exciting new production in Midcoast Maine. (more...)

TIME SPY Brings a New Dimension to the Electronic Billboards of Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

In partnership with the Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Times Square Arts presents artist Sun Xun's Time Spy on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in July. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. One of China's most prominent young artists, Sun Xun created Time Spy for the second Audemars Piguet Art Commission in partnership with Sean Kelly Gallery, Edouard Malingue Gallery and Shanghart Gallery as part of a large-scale immersive multimedia installation first presented during Art Basel in Miami Beach in December 2016. (more...)

New Musical THE BET to Play Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

BWW Review: BLUE FIN in Times Square for the Finest Seafood, Sushi and Much More
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 24, 2017

A visit to Broadway would not be complete without a dining experience to cherish. And that's just what you'll experience at Blue Fin. (more...)

Shark Week Cocktails from MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL HOTELS
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 21, 2017

'Shark Week' begins on Sunday, 7/23. For the first time, a select group of Marriott International hotels will have exclusive previews of Shark Week content and hotels based in select locations will also be serving up some fun Shark Week themed cocktails. We have the recipes for some of these inventive and exciting drinks. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

The Screens of Times Square to Get Psychedelic with August's Midnight Moment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

In partnership with Upfor Gallery, Times Square Arts presents artist MSHR's Convolution Weave~Lattice Domain on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in August. (more...)

Composer/Librettist Fellowships Awarded for Two-Year Opera Training
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

AOP (American Opera Projects) and Composers & the Voice Artistic Director Steven Osgood have selected six composers and three librettists to receive fellowships for its upcoming ninth season of Composers & the Voice. The 2017-2019 season will train, and present new works from, composers Matthew Browne, Scott Ordway, Frances Pollock, Pamela Stein Lynde, Liliya Ugay, and Amber Vistein and librettists Laura Barati, Kim Davies, and Sokunthary Svay. The primary focus of Composers & the Voice is to give emerging composers and librettists experience working collaboratively with singers on writing for the voice and contemporary opera stage. (more...)

Marin Alsop Leads NYO-USA and Music Educators in a Free Pop-Up Concert in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This Saturday, July 22 at 1:00 p.m., conductor Marin Alsop will lead an orchestra and chorus of more than 165 people, including members of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA) and music teachers from around the country, in a free pop-up performance In Times Square as part of Carnegie Hall's Summer Music Educators Workshop. The program will include John Adams's Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Bernstein's "Somewhere" from West Side Story (with an orchestra and a chorus made up of music educators). Ronnie Oliver, Jr. will also lead the choir of music educators in David Lang's make peace and Ernani Aguiar's Salmo 150, and Nicole Mitchell will lead a creative ensemble in improvised works. (more...)

FIAF Announces Global Lineup for 2017 Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, has announced the Crossing the Line Festival 2017, the eleventh annual edition of its path-breaking fall arts festival. (more...)

Fierce Announces Full Programme of Art, Theatre, Dance, Music & More for 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Today, international festival of performance Fierce announced the full programme of live art, theatre, dance, music, installations, activism, and parties taking over Birmingham from 16 - 22 October 2017. (more...)

FEARnyc to Feature Special Tribute to George A. Romero
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

FEARnyc, New York City's premier horror film festival, will feature a special tribute to recently departed horror icon George A. Romero. Romero, who passed away on July 16, 2017, will receive the festival's annual Legacy Honor. The festival will also host a special screening of Night of the Living Dead introduced by historian Tyler Hixson. (more...)

Rosie's Theater Kids to Honor THE LION KING at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Rosie's Theater Kids - the after-school performing arts program for students from NYC's public schools - will honor the legendary Broadway musical THE LION KING on the occasion of the show's 20th anniversary at RTKids annual fall gala on Monday, November 6 starting at 6:30 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis In Times Square. (more...)

Goya Foods Named Title Sponsor Of The 2017 New York International Salsa Congress
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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Discovery's SHARK WEEK 2017 to Air in Over 220 Countries Around the World
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

SHARK WEEK, television's longest-running and eagerly awaited summer TV event returns to Discovery Channel on Sunday, July 23 at 7:00 PM ET/PT and continues through Sunday, July 30. (more...)

Broadway Marketing and Advertising Agency, RPM, Launches
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Managing Partners Pete Milano, Nick Pramik and Ilene Rosen announced today the official launch of RPM, a new full-service entertainment advertising and marketing agency dedicated to Broadway and other live entertainment arts & culture clients. The company is based In Times Square's Paramount Building at 1501 Broadway and its website, now live, is HelloRPM.com. (more...)

BWW Previews: BUILDING THE WALL at The Adrienne Arsht Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 8, 2017

City Theatre (@citytheatremia) and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@arshtcenter) are proud to present the South Florida premiere of BUILDING THE WALL, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge). (more...)

The Capitol Theatre presents UNDER THE STREETLAMP 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

???????Under the Streetlamp returns to the Capitol Theatre for a live, one-night-only performance on Friday, February 10 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 12 at 10 am. For a complete list of tour dates, visit www.underthestreetlamp.com. (more...)

KIND Enters Fruit Snacks Category with Intent to Combat Kids' Added Sugar Overconsumption
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

In a move consistent with its 13-year history of reinventing categories, KIND Healthy Snacks (KIND) today enters the fruit snacks category with the release of KIND Fruit Bites. The product line, which contains only fruit and no added sugar, is poised to disrupt a category that, despite its name, has traditionally over-indexed on snacks filled with added sugar rather than fruit. (more...)

Times Square Arts to Present WORD ON THE STREET Public Art Protest Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

In partnership with House of Trees, Times Square Arts presents Word on the Street, a public art commission of political and poetic banners created by female artists and writers that speak directly to the urgent, timeless concerns of the individual, the community, and the requirements of citizenry. The exhibition will appear on street pole banners and Bigbelly solar-powered trash and recycling receptacles In Times Square from August 29, 2017 - February 2018. (more...)

Johnny Clegg Bids Farewell to North America on 'The Final Journey' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Nearly 40 years after he began one of music's most remarkable careers, iconic South African musician JOHNNY CLEGG is returning for one last round of concerts throughout North America this fall to thank his fans on “Johnny Clegg: The Final Journey,” as he copes with the realities of his cancer. (more...)

Lattice Domain Turns Times Square Psychedelic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

In partnership with Upfor Gallery, Times Square Arts presents artist MSHR's Convolution Weave~Lattice Domain on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in August. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts. MSHR's work is also currently featured in the Past Skin exhibition at MoMA PS1 (open through September 10, 2017) and The World is Sound at the Rubin Museum (open through January 18, 2018), and will appear in the Sonic Arcade exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design (September 14, 2017 - February 25, 2018). (more...)

Comedians Daloni, Dimino, Bocchetti Come to The PIT This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

???????The Peoples Improv Theater is  proud to present comedians Daloni, Dimino and Bocchetti in Med School Drop Out at The PIT Underground Stage in New York City this Saturday August 5th. (more...)

John M. Lalli, C.O.O. Recognized as an Honored Member by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

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Ellen's Stardust Diner Showcase, Anna Nalick, Tony Clifton and More Coming Up at The Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Iridium has revealed four just-announced shows, plus its upcoming lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Comedians Dixon, Dimino, Daloni Slated for The PIT This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The Peoples Improv Theater is  proud to present comedians Daloni, Dimino and Dixon in Med School Drop Out at The PIT Underground Stage in New York City this Friday August 18th (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for {MY LINGERIE PLAY} at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Tickets for the World Premiere of {my lingerie play} 2017: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! The Final Installation, the first Mainstage production of the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Artistic Director Daniella Topol, Managing Director Annie Middleton and Associate Producer Victor Cervantes) 2017/18 Season in association with Rosalind Productions Inc. (Executive Producer Abigail Rose Solomon), are now on sale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brandon Victor Dixon Toasts Final Performance in Broadway's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

On Sunday, August 13, the cast of Broadway's Hamilton gathered atop the Knickerbocker Hotel In Times Square to toast Brandon Victor Dixon, the second actor to star as 'Aaron Burr' in the Broadway smash hit, after he played his last performance at the Richard Rogers Theater. BroadwayWorld has a photo from the celebration below! (more...)

NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. (more...)

Save Now at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company offers ways for patrons to save money.    (more...)

THE IMBIBLE to Play 500th Performance This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Anthony Caporale's smash hit musical comedy THE IMBIBLE: A SPIRITED HISTORY OF DRINKING will celebrate a milestone 500th performance on Thursday, August 3, 2017, and three years of performances on August 8th. (more...)

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