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BWW Review: Chromolume Theatre Revives an Intriguing HELLO AGAIN
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2017

With this concise Wikipedia description in mind let's say that Michael John LaChuisa has taken liberties in composing his musical version of La Ronde called Hello Again. The musical first premiered off-Broadway in 1993. Liberties taken primarily are placing 10 scenes and characters in different time periods of the 20th century in a non-chronological order...and utilizing simulated raw sex in many of the scenes. When the whore (a very enticing Michelle Holmes) gets her hooks into the soldier (Cesar Cipriano), it is 1900. In the next scene the soldier comes onto the nurse in 1940. Mores changed with the times and sexual practices diversified, particularly in the 60s and 70s with Woodstock an open haven for hippies and rampant sex, and then later homosexuals coming out of the closet. Within these varying time periods, LaChuisa introduces a variety of musical styles that somehow manage to tie the stories together, making them more colorful and exciting. Now in a rare revival at Chromolume Theatre, Hello Again is receiving a fine production with even direction by Richard Van Slyke and a fantastic cast of 10 actors. (more...)

Seu Jorge Continues Acclaimed Tour of David Bowie Tribute 'The Life Aquatic'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Though Seu Jorge is one of Brazil's most celebrated singers and actors, he is perhaps best known here in the U.S. for his role in Wes Anderson's 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, in which Jorge reinterpreted a number of David Bowie's biggest hits. (more...)

LGBT Doc POLITICAL ANIMALS featuring Legendary Politicians Sheila Keuhl, Jackie Goldberg, Carole Migden, Christine Kehoe - out on DVD & VOD
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2017

New, award-winning LGBT Knockout doc POLITICAL ANIMALS will release DVD & VOD on June 6th in the U.S. and Canada via Gravitas Ventures. (more...)

The Epstein Theatre Reveals Its New Season Of Sizzling Entertainment For Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

As the city hosts the Summer of Love, there's certainly plenty to love at The Epstein Theatre this summer as the historical venue hosts yet another sizzling season of sensational shows for everyone to enjoy! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: A Daughter Dances For Answers in Sergio Trujillo's ARRABAL
by Justin J. Sacramone - May 26, 2017

The foundation of ARRABAL builds upon Argentina's tumultuous past of decaying democracy and state-sponsored terrorism while focusing on a single family affected by this conflict. The family here is a captured guerrilla fighter-slash-father, a mourning Abuela, and daughter Arrabal on a quest for closure. Despite sounding overstuffed, the title character's undeveloped journey combined with a vague use of dense themes leads to a performance piece begging to be more. (more...)

BWW Review: CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES a Blast for Both Frequent Flyers and First-Timers at Gate69
by David Fick - May 20, 2017

There is something indescribable about returning to Gate69, the glitzy dinner theatre venue that opened less than a year ago in central Cape Town. It is that ineffable feeling of coming home, of belonging. CATHY AND THE TROLLEY DOLLIES, one of the venue's current offerings, is a blast for everyone - frequent flyers or not. (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS on CBS - Today, May 2, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS today, May 2, 2017! (more...)

Seu Jorge Adds September Dates to THE LIFE AQUATIC - A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Though Seu Jorge is one of Brazil's most celebrated singers and actors, he is perhaps best known here in the U.S. for his role in Wes Anderson's 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, in which Jorge reinterpreted a number of David Bowie's biggest hits. The songs, performed in Portuguese and featuring Jorge solo on acoustic guitar, became something entirely unique. So much so that Bowie himself was moved to say, 'Had Seu Jorge not recorded my songs in Portuguese, I would never have heard this new level of beauty which he has imbued them with.' (more...)

Brazilian Singer-Songwriter Seu Jorge to Bring THE LIFE ACQUATIC - A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE to Eccles Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jorge will perform these songs, and those he recorded for the 2005 album The Life Aquatic - Studio Sessions featuring Seu Jorge, in his critically acclaimed live show The Life Aquatic - A Tribute to David Bowie, which will tour North American in June and September. (more...)

Seu Jorge to Bring David Bowie Tribute to Boulder Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

AN EVENING WITH SEU JORGE, THE LIFE AQUATIC - A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE TOUR is coming to Boulder Theater on Friday, September 8, 2017. (more...)

THE TOMMY COOPER SHOW Returns to The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Tommy Cooper Show returns to The Epstein Theatre this summer with West End star Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper, in the Knockout performance of the year. (more...)

Turner's truTV Announces 2017-18 Programming Slate ft. Comedies, Pilots, and Renewals
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

In case you haven't noticed, Turner's truTV is on a bit of a tear. The network enters the 2017-18 Upfront season with unmatched momentum, real ratings success, and a distinct brand identity centered around creator-driven comedic programming. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 9th, 2017 - It's Tonys Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: NAPOLI, BROOKLN begins previews Off-Broadway tonight, and (perhaps more importantly) Kevin Spacey hosts the 71st Annual Tony Awards on Sunday night! (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Heralds A Return to the Glory Days at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2017

Back in the day, theatrically speaking, there was something you could always count on in Nashville: some of the very best (if not the best) summer musicals could be found at one venue - Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. All manner of classic stage musicals were staged at the Barn over the years, ranging from Oklahoma! and Camelot to The Robber Bridegroom and Singin' in the Rain, and they remain vividly etched in memory, images of well-respected actors plying their trade in iconic shows and performing legendary musical scores we still revere as some of the best shows we've ever seen. (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & James Corden Face Off in No-Holds-Barred Rap Battle
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden challenged guest Jennifer Hudson to a no-holds-barred rap battle, and Jennifer unleashes her Knockout punch at the end of the fight. Check out the latest edition of 'Drop the Mic' below! (more...)

Marty O'Donnell and Russell Brower to Appear in VIDEO GAMES LIVE at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents VIDEO GAMES LIVE hosted and produced by game industry superstar Tommy Tallarico with special guest performances by Marty O'Donnell, composer of the Halo Series and Blizzard Entertainment's Russell Brower, famed composer and audio director of World of Warcraft, Starcart II, Diablo III and more. (more...)

BWW Feature: GODSPELL at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School
by Natalie McGovern - Jun 6, 2017

Congratulations to all the schools that participated in this year's Nebraska High School Theatre Awards, and to all the ones that were nominated! Here's a spotlight on one high school musical with unique qualities based on freedom of expression, and executed an open-ended script. This production of Godspell was recognized by the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble: (more...)

Ice Factory Festival Late-Night Performance Salon FRIDAYS ON ICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival (Artistic Director Robert Lyons) has announced hosts and guest artists for "Fridays on Ice," its late-night performance salon that includes a diverse and distinctive lineup of writer/performers creating work not usually seen in downtown theatre spaces, but more typically found performing in nightclubs, bars, and private apartments. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre presents MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

THE CONNECTICUT CABARET THEATRE PROUDLY PRESENTS     My Way:  A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra   A Musical Created by David Grapes and Todd Olson Directed by Kris McMurray Musically Directed by TJ Thompson   July 7th thru August 5th, 2017. (more...)

Beck Center Brings the City of Angels to Lakewood
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts is pleased to present City of Angels, winner of 6 Tony Awards³ including Best Musical and Best Original Score. This acclaimed film noir musical runs July 7 through August 13, 2017 in the Mackey Theater. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. Buy early and save with promo code: HWOOD to receive $5 off each adult/senior ticket purchased by July 6. (more...)

Hysterical Comedy Coming Soon to Liverpool's Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

There is only one place to see the very best comedy in town this year and that place as always is The Epstein Theatre which is delighted to announce a whole host of hilarious new shows! (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

For its 38th Summer Season in 2018, Moonlight Stage Productions will produce four shows that are new to its stage at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Old City Eats to Return for Second Summer with Block Party Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Old City District showcases its thriving dining scene with the return of Old City Eats! Old City Eats kicks off Thursday, June 15 with the launch of a new outdoor Block Party on 2nd Street between Market and Chestnut Streets from 5:00-8:00pm. (more...)


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Emerging Artist JoAnna Michelle Releases 'Too Sophisticated' to Crush the Cyberbullies
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Juxtaposing an urbane glowing life filled with fun, friends and love against a mundane hateful existence in front of a computer screen, emerging artist JoAnna Michelle sings out with super sass on new single “Too Sophisticated.” (more...)

Gundelach Debuts New Single 'Garden'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Today, Norwegian artist Gundelach is back with his first new single since the release of his debut EP last year. (more...)

Jam Packed June Is Full Of Fantastic Performances At The Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

An incredible year of entertainment at The Epstein Theatre shows no signs of slowing down with a whole host of brand new shows for all the family coming to Liverpool this June! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Beck Center for the Arts presents City of Angels, winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. This acclaimed film noir musical runs tonight, July 7, through August 13, 2017 in the Mackey Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Science Channel to Air Epic Robot-Fighting Series BATTLEBOTS Beg. 7/12
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Let the robot shrapnel fly. Science Channel has licensed the off-network cable rights to air 16 episodes of ABC's epic robot-fighting series BATTLEBOTS. (more...)

Fun, Fresh and Campy: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Opens 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Priscilla Queen of the Desert comes to Park Slope's Old Stone House & Washington Park this July, the perfect respite on a hot summer night. Directed by Piper Theatre co-founder John P. McEneny, this fabulous, gender-bending musical is a hit parade of dance floor favorites including "It's Raining Men," "I Will Survive," "Hot Stuff," and "I Love the Nightlife," that will make it impossible for you to remain sitting.  (more...)

BWW Review: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY, Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - Jul 27, 2017

Defiantly rejecting the standard jukebox model, Conor McPherson's much-anticipated new work mining the back catalogue of Bob Dylan is labelled 'a play with songs' - or perhaps that should be a play and songs, with two distinct forms of storytelling weaving around one another, reflecting, deepening, revealing, in exquisitely soulful harmony. (more...)

Comedy Farce PSYCHE ON VINE Opens in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Psyche on Vine, a new satirical comedy written by Sean Whalen and Doug Van Bebber, kicks off a six week run at The Three Clubs in Hollywood beginning July 21. This interactive theater piece is directed by Kathleen Randazzo and is being presented under the auspices of the Actors' Equity Association of Los Angeles Self-Produced Project Code. (more...)

BuskerFest Performer Lineup Announced! Back at the Beach Labour Day Weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

An eclectic lineup of street performers from around the globe will converge on Woodbine Park in The Beach this Labour Day Weekend for the 18th annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy. Acrobats, break dancers, comedians, clowns, jugglers, daredevils, fire manipulators, hula hoopers, musicians, magicians, high-skill circus performers, a 44-time Guinness World Record Holder and more are among the over 100 world-class performers in this year's line-up. The festival, a signature fundraising event for Epilepsy Toronto and the largest epilepsy event in the universe, will take place over the Labour Day weekend, Friday, September 1 to Monday, September 4. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to Moonlight Amphitheatre 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Moonlight Stage Productions continues its 37th season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterful homage to the golden age of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Aug. 16 - Sept. 2, at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Capturing Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the show is based on Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film noir which featured such highly quoted lines as "I am big. It's the pictures that got small" and "I'm ready for my close up." Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Peter Oundjian Will Be Conductor Emeritus for Toronto Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) is pleased to announce that Peter Oundjian will be honoured with the title of Conductor Emeritus when he completes his tenure as Music Director of the TSO at the end of the 2017/18 season. (more...)

BWW Review: Creativity Flourishes with MOONLIGHT SESSIONS
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2017

International jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley has done it again. Her newest project The Moonlight Sessions Volume One is a Knockout with some of the finest orchestrations and vocal arrangements to be heard anywhere  ... period. This is her fourth major album in five years, with Volume Two to be released in August. Stanley puts a lot of love into the enterprise; this goes without saying. Especially with ths project which had its beginning on FB with a secret society of members who helped with the promotion. She generated interest by letting FB members join and then make decisions about the choice of songs and the recording and engineering processes. Their d (more...)

Boxer Mike Tyson Is Back for 'Round 2' Onstage in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Legendary boxer Mike Tyson will return to the stage at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Following the Knockout premiere of UNDISPUTED TRUTH in 2012 and subsequent, sold-out runs on Broadway and again at MGM Grand, the champ will return to the stage for a limited run at Brad Garrett's Comedy Club with Mike Tyson UNDISPUTED TRUTH - Round 2. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: My Way Tributes Sinatra at St. Vincent
by Greg Kerestan - Aug 8, 2017

Classy, frothy, smooth and swingin', this Sinatra revue feels like a cruise ship nightclub show in the best possible way. (more...)

Caesars Entertainment Prepares For A Knockout Weekend of Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

To celebrate the most anticipated fight of the year, Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts have a weekend filled with the best pre- and post-party activities in Las Vegas. Roll with the punches all weekend long with drink and entertainment specials including: Alto Bar, Lobby Bar and Montecristo Cigar Bar at Caesars Palace and Carnaval Court at Harrah's Las Vegas will raise a glass to the boxing rivalry with specialty themed cocktails. Guests can enjoy the tempting selections the week leading up, including: (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: NEW ORLEANS on CBS - Tuesday, September 5, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Get all the scoop on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, September 5, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Christine Pedi, Stephanie Umoh and Stephanie D'Abruzzo Shine Brightly in The York's JERRY'S GIRLS
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2017

After Florenz Ziegfeld spent the early decades of Broadway's 20th Century 'glorifying the American Girl,' a young composer/lyricist named Jerry Herman spent a good hunk of the second half showcasing extraordinary women. (more...)

Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the 2017-2018 season of plays.  We open the season July 14-29, 2017 in the Garvin Theatre with the sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY , music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit, based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry. (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2017 Converges on Dallas, May 8 to 11, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Nestor Torres Performs at The Lyric Stage in Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Latin jazz flute maestro, Nestor Torres took to The Lyric stage, Friday, March 31st, along with 20 student musicians to deliver a 3-hour Knockout performance that brought the audience to its feet in thunderous applause. The concert event was the culmination of a intensive master class, presented by The Lyric Theatre and The Arts Council of Martin County, in which the Grammy-winner worked tirelessly with the instrumentalists over a period of 4 days. For nearly all of the musicians, this was their first exposure to Latin music, posing a myriad of challenges, most particularly in relation to rhythms. Mr. Torres presented the students with a daunting selection of music that they have never seen or heard before.  Astoundingly, in less than a week's time, these students rose to the challenge and accompanied Mr. Torres for the duration of his show 'Havana & Buenos Aires', with the help of only a handful of professional musicians. (more...)

Three Phantoms Unmask the World of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

For a strictly limited season from 12 - 13 May 2017, the MES Theatre at Mediacorp is to be haunted by a company of seven world-class West End singers, who, along with the homegrown pianist, Joel Nah, will present a thrilling evening of musical theatre in an outstanding show that has become the most exciting concert phenomenon to tour Europe and critiqued as 'simply phenomenal'. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere AMY SCHUMER PRESENTS MARK NORMAND: DON'T BE YOURSELF, 5/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

New York City-based Mark Normand is one of the fastest-rising comedians in the comedy world right now. His own highly anticipated one-hour stand-up special AMY SCHUMER PRESENTS MARK NORMAND: DON'T BE YOURSELF premieres Friday, May 12 at Midnight ET/PT on Comedy Central. (more...)

Opera Philadelphia Concludes Season With New Co-Production of THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Opera Philadelphia continues to combine cutting-edge new commissions with fresh takes on the classics. To conclude a 2016-17 season highlighted by the Knockout success of its world premiere production of Breaking the Waves, the company turns to iconic Mozartean comedy, with a new co-production of The Marriage of Figaro (April 28–May 7). With Jack Mulroney Music Director Corrado Rovaris leading five performances at the historic Academy of Music, celebrated young singers Brandon Cedel, John Chest, Layla Claire, Ying Fang, and Cecelia Hall anchor a stellar cast in the new Stephen Lawless staging that has already proven “as beautiful as it is humorous, as sophisticated as it is raunchy” (Kansas City Star). (more...)

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