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Culture Project to Welcome Stephen Bright, GQ of the Q Brothers & Tyrone Taylor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Culture Project, New York's home for socially conscious theater, announces 'Prologue to Progress,' a two-week series of music, performance, and discussion led by over a dozen international artists and thinkers from Sunday, October 1 through Sunday, October 15. (more...)

PlayGround Announces 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

PlayGround's 24th season begins October 16, 2017 and runs through June 17, 2018 in Berkeley and San Francisco. (more...)

National Philharmonic Kicks Off the 2017-2018 Season with Star-Studded Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The National Philharmonic's 2017-2018 season at The Music Center at Strathmore commences with star-studded performances by some of today's most famous classical musicians. The concert on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m., will feature the famous former child prodigy Sarah Chang (violin) and Grammy winning Zuill Bailey (cello), conducted by Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Piotr Gajewski. On Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., Chang will play alongside pianist Santiago Rodriguez, who will be making his return-debut to the Washington area. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is conducting the Star-Spangled Banner on Saturday. An instrument petting zoo will take place in the lobby on Sunday from 2-2:30 p.m., allowing children a chance to experiment with instruments from different families (string, wood, brass, and percussion). In both concerts, musicians will play Beethoven's Egmont Overtureand Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor. (more...)

BWW Review: TEAM VIKING, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 21, 2017

Five years ago, James's best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. (more...)

TimesSquare Portal Brings the World to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In partnership with Shared_Studios, Times Square Arts brings the TimesSquare_Portal to the Broadway Plaza between 46th & 47th Street, allowing Times Square visitors to interact with people across thirty locations in twenty countries as though they are in the same room. The interactive public art installation will run from October 10 to November 21, 2017. All are invited to book free timed reservations in the Portal at www.TimesSquarePortal.com. Walk-ins are also welcome. (more...)

Houses on the Moon Theater Company Slates AMPLIFY 2017 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company, the New York-based not-for-profit theatre company that through creative workshops, original performances, and post-show discussions help communities come together by making meaningful connections through the public sharing of their untold stories, will honor R. Erin Craig and David Rothenberg and present the 2017 Leyton Award to Save Our Streets: Bronx at its 5th Annual Amplify Benefit on Monday, October 16th at Gotham Comedy Club (208 West 23rd Street between 7th & 8th Avenues. (more...)

Multimedia Event TRADE/ITIONS to Celebrate Sacred African Traditions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In our current era of systematic racism, gender-based violence, neo-fascism, and religious intolerance, a pioneering New York City based cultural arts organization is hosting Trade/itions, a multimedia event set to interrupt toxic narratives about people of color through the elevation of art, culture, and sacred traditions of the African Diaspora. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Lady Chirlane McCray Helps Launch MCC Theater Partnership to Bring the Arts to At-Risk Youth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor's Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced today a partnership between the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and MCC Theater during its 2017/18 season to increase access to arts and culture to at-risk youth. Gracie Mansion hosted the launch event on Wednesday, September 20th, featuring a performance of selected scenes from the Off-Broadway production of Charm, followed by a youth-focused panel discussion. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - A&E Network Premieres New Nonfiction Limited Series THE ELEVEN, 10/19
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

A&E Network will premiere the new nonfiction, six-part limited series THE ELEVEN following investigators as they reexamine the murders of eleven teenage girls after discovering a confession letter from current inmate and convicted murderer Edward Harold Bell. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Rolls Out Season 43 With Star-Studded 3-Week Lineup
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Saturday Night Live will kick off its upcoming 43rd season on Sept. 30 with host Ryan Gosling and musical guest Jay-Z. (more...)

Culture Project Announces 'Prologue to Progress' Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Culture Project, New York's home for socially conscious theater, announces 'Prologue to Progress,' a two-week series of music, performance, and discussion led by over a dozen international artists and thinkers from Sunday, October 1 through Sunday, October 15. (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces Free Reading of JUST LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Trinity Rep, in partnership with Rhode Island Latino Arts (RILA), announces a free, public reading of Karen Zacar as' play Just Like Us on October 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Trinity Rep at 201 Washington St. in Providence. Just Like Us, a powerful play based on the real story of DREAMers , will be directed by Joe Wilson, Jr. and performed by the Trinity Rep resident acting company, local actors, students, and activists. To learn more or reserve free tickets to the reading, visit www.TrinityRep.com/LikeUs. (more...)

University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance to present AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The University of Montana School of Theatre & Dance will present the Shakespearean classic As You Like It to audiences next month. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - Sep 21, 2017

Rent. Jonathan Larson's musical masterpiece inspired by Puccini's La Boheme celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Its theme, characters and life lessons are as current today as they were 20 years ago. You can't help but believe that Mark, Maureen, Joanne, Mimi, Roger, Angel, Tom, and Benny, continue to be watched over by Mr. Larson, their creator and guardian angel, whose untimely death missed opening night of his legacy by a few short days. I think his sudden death gave all the more meaning to the song 'No Day But Today'. Launching careers of performers such as Anthony Rapp, Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs, today these big names continue to pay tribute to him singing the show's most popular tunes to an escalating fan base of Rent admirers. (more...)

LBI's German-Jewish History in the Now Festival at Center for Jewish History Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), a New York-based research library and archive that preserves millions of papers and books saved by German and Austrian Jewish refugees from the Nazis, will present a series of seven programs that mine the remarkable history of German-speaking Jewry for insight into present-day concerns ranging from gay rights to the Trump presidency. (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

International Black Film Festival of Nashville Celebrates 11 Years This October
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The 11th Annual International Black Film Festival of Nashville will be held October 5-8 at various locations throughout the city. To purchase festival passes, please visit ibffevents.com. (more...)

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble to Present Regional Premiere of WITH BLOOD, WITH INK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Third Eye Theatre Ensemble presents the Regional Premiere of composer Daniel Crozier's With Blood With Ink at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston, October 20th-November 5th as the fall portion of their fourth season. (more...)

THE DARK ROOM to Make UK Premiere at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

This November, the UK premiere of Angela Betzien's award-winning The Dark Room (Best New Australian Work, Sydney Theatre Awards) will be staged at Theatre503. This intricately layered psychological thriller takes a sober look at one of the devastating issues of contemporary Australian discourse - the abuse of defenceless children. (more...)

The Playground Theatre to Premiere PICASSO as Opening Production
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Today, London's newest theatre announces its opening production. On November 1, The Playground Theatre will open its doors for the first time with the world premiere of Picasso by Terry D'Alfonso. (more...)

CBS Orders New Drama Series from Dick Wolf for 2018-19 Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

CBS announced today it has given a 13 episode series production commitment to a new one-hour drama from Emmy Award winner Dick Wolf for broadcast during the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

CNBC And Aspen Institute Announce Final Speaker Lineup For The Cambridge Cyber Summit
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

CNBC and The Aspen Institute today unveiled the final agenda and speaker lineup for the second annual The Cambridge Cyber Summit on October 4th at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, MA. (more...)

ABC's NIGHTLINE Opens Cold Case in Docuseries 'A Murder on Orchard Street,' 10/3
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

With its signature journalistic style that invites viewers to immerse themselves in the story, ABC News Nightline examines the twists and turns of one intriguing unsolved murder in the new multiplatform docuseries, A Murder on Orchard Street, premiering Tuesday, October 3 (more...)

Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart Returns to Hyenas in Texas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Direct from his own show in Las Vegas, Don Barnhart will bring his comedy hypnosis show back to Hyena's in Texas for some of the craziest interactive comedy turning audience members into the stars of the show. (more...)

KRIS KRINGLE THE MUSICAL, Featuring Cathy Rigby & Pamela Myers, to Bring Christmas Magic to Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Launch the holiday season with KRIS KRINGLE The Musical. Featuring Tony Award nominees Cathy Rigby (Peter Pan, Seussical) and Pamela Myers (Company, Into the Woods), KRIS KRINGLE The Musical plays two performances, Friday, November 24 at 3PM and 8PM, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

Chris Hayes and Joy Reid to Host Global Citizen Festival on MSNBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

On Saturday, September 23rd, the 2017 Global Citizen Festival will air LIVE on MSNBC from The Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park. MSNBC's Global Citizen pre-show featuring global leaders, activists, musicians and celebrity hosts will begin at 3:00 p.m. ET/PT and the Festival commences at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's PETER PAN JR. Opens This October!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents PETER PAN JR. October 21-30, 2017 at the Taft Theatre. Based on J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about the adventures of a mischievous boy. This is the first production in TCT's 2017-2018 MainStage season at the Taft Theatre. (more...)

Jacobs Law Group Welcomes Small Business Advocate Mark R. Cuker
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth and More Celebrate Kathy Najimy with GMHC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) on Monday night honored multitalented performer Kathy Najimy with the 2017 Howard Ashman Award for her contributions to the LGBT community and the fight against HIV/AIDS at Joe's Pub in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

The Public & The Shakespeare Society's New Initiative to Explore the Bard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have announced that they will join forces to form the new PUBLIC SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE, under the leadership of long-time Shakespeare Society Artistic Director, Michael Sexton. The Public Theater and The Shakespeare Society have long shared the passionately-held belief that Shakespeare is for everyone. (more...)

Return to the Old West - JUSTICE Coming to Digital, On Demand & Blu-ray/DVD This October
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Return to the Old West, where revenge has a new name. U.S. Marshal James McCord attempts to right his brother's murder in the thrilling new film, Justice, available now on Digital and On Demand and on Blu-ray and DVD on October 17, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

Downtown Boys 'Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)' Video Released via Univision
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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ACE Universe Transforms 'Comic Con' Business With Ground-Breaking Approach That Will Shake Up The Industry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Ben Cort Releases New Book Surrounding Drug Industry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Do you think you have a good grasp of the issues surrounding marijuana use? Think again. Recovering drug addict and alcoholic Ben Cort discusses marijuana use both pro-legalization and anti-legalization in Weed, Inc.: The Truth About THC, the Pot Lobby, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry (HCI ISBN 0757319882 September 2017 $15.95). (more...)

Justice Unveil NSFW New Video for Latest Single 'Pleasure'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Justice have unveiled a brand new, sexually explicit video for their recent single Pleasure. The video, directed by Alexandre Court s of Division, portrays two lovers entwined in passion before becoming part of an abstract, cosmic explosion the product of which leads to the birth of new life. (more...)

Congressman John Lewis Rescheduled at University of Michigan Stamps Speaker Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Due to an emergency meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Thursday, Sept. 21, Penny Stamps Speaker Series event featuring Congressman John Lewis and 'March' co-creators Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell was cancelled earlier this month. The event has been rescheduled for another date and a larger venue: 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, at the University of Michigan's Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave. (more...)

Intel CEO To Keynote Global Automotive Summit In Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Review Roundup: ROZ & RAY at San Diego Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Set in San Diego, ROZ & RAY tells a time-bending story that sheds light on a little known chapter in medical history. The show runs at San Diego Repertory Theatre through October 1, and critics are weighing in! (more...)

Lucianblomkamp Shares New Single 'Sick of What I Don't Understand' Pt. 1 ft. Trim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Australian producer and multi-instrumentalist LUCIANBLOMKAMP today reveals Still No (feat Trim), the second cut to be shared from his new album Sick of What I Don't Understand, after first single 'Nothing' (feat Rromarin) (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

BWW Review: SOMEHOW WE END UP HERE, AGAIN Provokes at HERE
by Matt Hanson - Sep 19, 2017

The migrant, both voluntary and forced, is a recurring motif for dance choreographers who have ever sought to invigorate the traumas of exiled refugees, the discoveries of vagabond travelers and the insights of spiritual voyagers through plays of bodily movement. In a time when immigrants and artists are at the frontline of social cause, such live theater artworks as Somehow We End Up Here, Again directed by Georgina Bates in collaboration with journalist Jihii Jolly and documentarian Diana Diroy have the power to provoke movement, not only from dance artists, but from the greater society in solidarity with those individuals and nations whose movements are politicized. (more...)

BWW Review: RAISIN IN THE SUN at Two River Theater is a Masterpiece
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 19, 2017

The wait is over. Two River Theater (TRT) opens its 2017/2018 Season with an outstanding production of the time-honored classic, A Raisin in the Sun. The show will be on the Red Bank stage now through October 8. Written by Lorraine Hansberry and directed by Carl Cofield, it is staged and performed to perfection. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Apple Music's CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

CLIVE DAVIS: THE SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES will be available exclusively via Apple Music starting on October 3. Get a first look below! (more...)

Liza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT Opens at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Liza Jessie Peterson's hilarious and poignant one woman, multimedia show The Peculiar Patriot opened to standing ovation Sunday at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT), kicking off the historical Harlem theater's 49th season, Black to the Future. NBT and Hi-ARTS have joined forces to present the play, a blistering critique of the American criminal Justice system. Peterson, who worked for nearly two decades at Rikers Island in various capacities and was featured in Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, wrote the show, which is directed by Talvin Wilks. The Peculiar Patriot runs through October 1. (more...)

Scoop: BULL on CBS - Tuesday, October 10, 2017
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on BULL, airing on CBS on Tuesday, October 10, 2017! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Frances McDormand  & More Attend 'THREE BILLBOARDS ' Press Photo Call at TIFF
by Walter McBride - Sep 18, 2017

Frances McDormand and more attended the press call for the new film THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING MISSOURI at this year's Toronto Film Festival. Check out photos below. (more...)

Virginia Grise's YOUR HEALING IS KILLING ME Set for JACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

JACK presents 'Your Healing is Killing Me: A Performance Manifesto' by Virginia Grise, running October 5 - 7, 2017. (more...)

Concord Museum to Present Henry David Thoreau Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau's birth will culminate with the opening of the most comprehensive exhibition ever created about one of the world's most original writers and thinkers This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal, opens on Friday, September 29, 2017 and runs through January 21, 2018 at the Concord Museum. (more...)

BAT OUT OF HELL's Andrew Polec Wins Stage Debut Award, Full List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The Stage today announced the winners of the inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. The winners were announced at a ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London on September 17, 2017. (more...)

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