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Review Roundup: THREE SISTERS at American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

One of Chekov's most well known works, THREE SISTERS will play at American Players Theatre until September 23. See what the critics are saying! (more...)

The Odyssey Theatre Presents THE DANCE OF DEATH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Deliciously dark, relentlessly brutal, fiercely funny. Lizzy Kimball, Darrell Larson and Jeff LeBeau form three points of a treacherous triangle in Conor McPherson's new version of The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, running Sept. 23 through Nov. 19 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Rahul Jain's MACHINES to Make Indian Premiere at Mumbai Film Festival 2017
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

After making the World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival 2017 and bagging the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for excellence in Cinematography, Rahul Jain's internationally acclaimed directorial debut documentary feature, Machines to make its India Premiere in the competition category, India Gold in Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI), 2017. (more...)

Tony Winner Matthew Broderick to Star in FOX Live Musical Event A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

BWW has learned that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick ( How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, The Producers, Manchester by the Sea ) will star as the narrator in FOX's live musical event, A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!, airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL Comes to the San Antonio Stage
by Kathy Strain - Sep 20, 2017

From the moment the THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL begins, the audience is immediately riveted towards the action and suspense happening on the stage. Start to finish, this production had the audience sitting on the edge of their seats. Even if you saw the movie THE BODYGUARD with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, there were still many twists, turns and surprises. You dared not Look Away from the action even for a moment. It was worth every second and every penny to be entertained from beginning to end. (more...)

BWW Review: Rogue Machine Presents U.S. Premiere of DAYTONA
by George Brietigam - Sep 18, 2017

As you age, every wrinkle and liver spot on your face tells a story, and there are some stories you would rather just forget. (more...)

BWW Review: 1,600 Words About Why You Should Go See SPAMALOT At Studio Tenn
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 8, 2017

Whether it's seeing Matt Logan as King Arthur galumphing around onstage, as if astride a horse with Garris Wimmer not far behind providing the necessary sound effects with two halves of one empty coconut shell, or watching Jake Speck, as a feckless wannabe Knight of the Round Table, crap his pants anytime he hears a threatening sound or encounters the menacing Black Knight (or anyone else who might say 'boo' to the goose who is Sir Robin), or any other manner of zany characters who find themselves right smack in the middle of the most ridiculous of situations - Monty Python's Spamalot, now in an altogether splendid production from Studio Tenn, will supply you with plenty of laughs and/or the fodder to keep you amusingly sated until the next time you need a good guffaw or two. (more...)

Shari Rowe to Release New Esoteric Single 'Southern Spells' 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Maven Recording artist, Shari Rowe is back again with the new esoteric single, “Southern Spells.” The alluring tale kicks off with a live performance on KGUN Channel 9's Tucson's Morning Blend May 18 in Tucson, Arizona. (more...)

TJL Productions & My Music Present Johnny Mathis in WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On June 10th, TJL Productions' MY MUSIC series will present WONDERFUL! WONDERFUL!, a concert performance film starring singer and musical legend Johnny Mathis. (more...)

Nat Geo to Premiere HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS, 6/11
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, National Geographic Documentary Films announced today the world television premiere of HELL ON EARTH: THE FALL OF SYRIA AND THE RISE OF ISIS, a new feature documentary from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling author Sebastian Junger and his Emmy-winning filmmaking partner, Nick Quested. (more...)

BWW Review: LOBBY HERO AT 4TH Wall Theatre Company
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - May 14, 2017

Directed by Kim Tobin-Lehl and Jennifer Dean, LOBBY HERO is realistic and gritty with characters that are built from deep within. (more...)

Breaking: Stars from GREAT COMET, ANASTASIA, MISS SAIGON & More Earn 2017 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President), and The Dorothy Loudon Foundation (Lionel Larner, Executive Director), have announced the 2017 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance, the 9th Annual Dorothy Loudon Award Honoree for Excellence in the Theater and the 5th Annual John Willis Award Honoree for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre who will be celebrated at the 73rd Annual Theatre World Awards Ceremony on Monday evening, June 5, 2017 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street), current home of The Great Comet, recipient of 12 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

Ally Theatre Company Kicks Off First Season with MIZ WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

When the Mother of America stands trial, will anyone emerge innocent? Ally Theatre Company-DC's newest theatre company dedicated to art that's designed to engage audiences through acknowledging and confronting systemic oppression in America-kicks off its inaugural season with the regional premiere of James Ijames' The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington. (more...)

Ally Theatre Company Debuts with MIZ WASHINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

??????? When the Mother of America stands trial, will anyone emerge innocent? (more...)

Record Numbers of Adorable Sea Otters Delight Morro Bay Visitors this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

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BWW Review: You Will Want to Take a Shower After Seeing DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Theatre 68
by George Brietigam - Mar 27, 2017

Anyone who is a fan of creepy stuff will love this show. (more...)

BWW Review: Festival Ballet's Stunning CARMEN, Up Close on Hope
by Andria Tieman - Mar 27, 2017

CARMEN is a classic story, and one that Festival Ballet has mounted before with great success due to the talents of resident choreographer Viktor Plotinkov and dancers Jennifer Ricci and Mindaugas Bauzys. This time around, the grand production is shrunk down to fit into the black box theatre on Hope Street, which strips away most of the sets and dramatic lighting and leaves the viewer with a production which is minimalist but powerful. The principal dancers rotate each performance, so every one is a unique experience. The Friday night premiere featured Eugenia Zinovieva as Carmen, Alex Lantz as Don Jose and Kirsten Evans as Micaela. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Telly Leung & More Sings For The Oscar Hammerstein Museum
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 14, 2017

Broadway sang at The Players Club last night for the Benefit of The Oscar Hammerstein Museum and Theatre Education Center and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

BWW Review: Brelby Wins THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Mar 12, 2017

Brelby Theatre Company's Shelby Maticic has directed her company in a breakneck paced, enticing production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. With a book by Rachel Sheinkin and music and lyrics by William Finn, it's a show that could be breathtakingly dreadful, but instead is wildly entertaining. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): RAGTIME's Rachel Jones and Allison Hall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 7, 2017

Ragtime, the stirring Lynn Ahrens-Stephen Flaherty-Terrance McNally musical about American society at the turn of the 20th century - based on the E. L. Doctorow novel of the same name - premieres on the Murfreesboro stage of the Center for the Arts, directed by Rachel Jones and starring a cast of Middle Tennessee's favorite performers. (more...)

BWW Review: Players By The Sea's AMERICAN IDIOT Is Needed and Important
by Heather Vollman - Jul 28, 2017

Theatre inspires. Incorporated as a viral hashtag during the 2017 Tony season, complete with a Facebook frame that many in the theatre industry have made their permanent statement, the arts community has touted the power of theatre to inspire everyone, if we allow it. But what does it inspire? Theatre inspires change. Theatre inspires growth. Theatre inspires community. Theatre inspires conversation. The list goes on. When a community comes together to tell a story about the entangled lives of three young friends who choose three different paths through the lens of an iconic rock album, theatre inspires understanding. To understand, though, you have to see it. Forget whatever plans you have this weekend or next: if you seek to understand those around you, specifically a younger generation, you must, MUST, get tickets right now to AMERICAN IDIOT at Players By The Sea. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater presents Emotional, Intimate Staging of PARADE
by Michael Quintos - Jul 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible not to be emotionally affected by the events depicted in PARADE, the stirring, Tony Award-winning 1998 musical inspired by shocking actual events surrounding the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. It's certainly a heavy, morose subject to wrap an entire musical around, which is probably why PARADE is so rarely produced, despite its high-caliber book by Alfred Uhry and gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. But when the material is executed with emotional heft and interesting staging---as it mostly is in Chance Theater's latest production---the results can be powerful, gut-wrenching, and, most importantly, thought-provoking. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Flesh and Bone
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Unpolished Theatre about bringing Flesh and Bone to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Lifetime Premieres Groundbreaking New Series DATE NIGHT LIVE, 7/27
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

An evening of can't-look-away dating action unfolds in real-time on Lifetime's groundbreaking new series, DATE NIGHT LIVE, premiering Thursday, July 27 at 10pm ET/PT. From Big Fish Entertainment, producers of A&E hit docuseries Live PD, the eight-episode series follows couples from New York City, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego, as they embark on dates - LIVE! (more...)

Mission to (dit)Mars to Continue New Play Reading Series with Scott Casper's ALARM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists, is thrilled to continue the Launch Pad reading series with ALARM,  a new play by Scott Casper.  This free play reading will be performed on Monday, February 13th at 7pm at The Broom Tree Theatre located at 23-35 Broadway in Astoria, NY. (more...)

BWW Review: NYCB Creates Colorful Nuance with Stravinsky x Five
by Christina Pandolfi - Jan 30, 2017

Dampened from the chilly rain falling outside, I stepped into the majestic David H. Koch Theater on January 24, 2017 in desperate need of comfort. But I got so much more than that at New York City Ballet's Stravinsky x Five program. As I took my seat, the heavenly timbres of Stravinsky's bluesy score from "Scenes de Ballet" flooded my ears and spirit. In that moment, all was right in the world, and it stayed that way for the entire evening. (more...)

Garmin reveals its latest infotainment interface with prominent test results at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

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Garmin reveals its latest infotainment interface with prominent test results at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

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BWW Review: BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre Company is Scary/Funny
by Larry O'Brien - Jan 28, 2017

On opening night, Garson Kanin's BORN YESTERDAY had 'em rolling in the aisles at the Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) in Warwick. Actually, the first act had 'em rolling in the aisles; the second act had 'em marching in the streets. (more...)

Entire Off-Broadway Ensemble to Return for INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Daryl Roth, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Cody Lassen, the producers of Indecent -- the newest work by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE) -- have announced that the entire original Off-Broadway ensemble will travel to Broadway when the production begins previews at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Tony Winner Matthew Broderick Cast in FX's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winning stage actor Matthew Broderick has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Ryan Murphy's KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Golden Globe(R) Award winning actress Annette Bening has been cast in KATRINA: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, the second installment of the universally acclaimed, award-winning limited series from Ryan Murphy, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson. (more...)

BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S FANTASTIC MR FOX, Lyric Hammersmith
by Gary Naylor - Feb 2, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a new adaptation of an old favourite that hits the mark with broad appeal, plenty of laughs and fine songs. (more...)

NYMF Hit THE SCREAMS OF KITTY GENOVESE Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the Jonathan Larson Award-winning music-drama The Screams of Kitty Genovese, last seen at New York's prestigious Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Second Trailer for LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Netflix invites you to Look Away as we reveal the second trailer to the upcoming series LEMONY SNICKET'S A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS. (more...)

2016 Sydney Theatre Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2016, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday 23 January 2017 at 6pm at the York Theatre, Seymour Centre, a much larger venue than previous years due to the burgeoning popularity of the ceremony. (more...)

Yale Rep's Starry SEVEN GUITARS Officially Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre presents August Wilson's SEVEN GUITARS, directed by Timothy Douglas, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) now through December 17. Opening Night is tonight, December 1. (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

Bread & Roses Theatre Presents WINDOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

Window is an honest portrayal of a young married couple, a gritty show of how things can go wrong and not turn out exactly as expected. In yet another emotionally truthful piece by award-winning playwright Ron Elisha, Another Soup brings the Australian's minutely observed new piece to the Bread & Roses in August and September. (more...)

Four Out-of-Print The Apples in Stereo Albums Set For Reissue on Yep Roc Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

???????Beginning on November 3, Yep Roc Records will reissue four long out-of-print vinyl albums by legendary indie artists The Apples in stereo. These vinyl reissues include Tone Soul Evolution on November 3, Her Wallpaper Reverie will follow November 24, with The Discovery of a World Inside the Moone, and Velocity of Sound in January and February 2018, respectively.     (more...)

Legendary Band Chicago Comes to Orlando in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with Live Nation, will present the Orlando engagement of Chicago. The legendary rock-and-roll-band-with-horns will play the Bob Carr Theater on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: THREE SISTERS at American Players Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Aug 16, 2017

Humans yearn for what we do not have. It is the trademark of our species. We seem to never be satisfied, always longing for more, better, bigger. Though this play is set a century ago in Russia, it could not be more relevant to our current culture. (more...)

THE DANCE OF DEATH: Ron Sossi Directs Conor McPherson's Visceral Version at Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Deliciously dark, relentlessly brutal, fiercely funny. Lizzy Kimball, Darrell Larson and Jeff LeBeau form three points of a treacherous triangle in Conor McPherson's new version of The Dance of Death by August Strindberg. Ron Sossi directs for a Sept. 23 opening at Odyssey Theatre Ensemble. (more...)

Truth Collides with Fiction in the Toronto Premiere of MOCKINGBIRD CLOSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Local indie group, INpulse Theatre, is mounting the Toronto premiere of 'Mockingbird Close', by award-winning Canadian playwright, Trevor Schmidt.  Grimm fairy tale meets the Suburban Dream. (more...)

Sweet Spirit's 'St. Mojo' LP Out Today + 'Pamela' Video Debuts via Ghettoblaster Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Austin's most fun-loving eight-piece band Sweet Spirit is officially releasing their sophomore album St. Mojo today via Nine Mile Records. (more...)

Yale Rep Concludes 50th Anniversary Season with World Premiere of MARY JANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) concludes its 50th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of MARY JANE by Amy Herzog, directed by Anne Kauffman, April 28 through May 20 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Friday, May 5. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA? at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
by Review Roundups - Apr 6, 2017

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo return to the West End to star in the darkly comic masterpiece, Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? which opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 24.  (more...)

Meet the Cast of Broadway's INDECENT- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Indecent opens tonight, April 18 at the Cort Theatre. Meet the cast before their opening bows! (more...)

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