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Forrest Theatre (New York, NY)
230 W. 49th St.

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Chelsea Williams Hits Wondrous Creative Heights on Her Debut 'Boomerang,' 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Critically hailed and top-selling independent music sensation Chelsea Williams will release her debut for Blue lan Records, Boomerang, on August 18. (more...)

Settle in for a Madcap Evening of Summer Laughs with The EDGE Improv at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Wrap up the season with a madcap evening of summer laughs and The EDGE Improv on August 5 as the troupe delivers an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two decades, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Showstopper!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 30, 2017

BWW speaks to Showstopper! ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

5th Annual Miller Lite Tap The Future' Live Pitch Tour Kicks Off In Search Of Original Business Ideas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Miller Lite is in search of entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their business. For the fifth year, the Miller Lite Tap the Future business competition will hit the road for a Live Pitch tour. The five-city tour will feature twenty-five semifinalists eager to take their business to the next level. (more...)

2017 US Open Recruiting Event on July 11th and 12th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

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Musical Director Bryan Stephens to Release Solo Debut via Blue Elan Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Getting your start at the famous Café Wha, the same place where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen, among many others, also did, is a pretty good resume line for any musician. (more...)

Houston Museum District Announces Zone 3 Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Summer's Museum Experience, returns July 29, showcasing a trio of district museums within an easily walkable three-block footprint. (more...)

Dive Into the Dog Days of Summer with The EDGE Improv at BPA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Dive into the dog days of summer with The EDGE Improv on July 1 as the troupe delivers an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions. For more than two decades, the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from people from all walks of life. (more...)

Nickelodeon Brings O-Town, Hillwood, Bikini Botto & More to Comic-Con International
by TV News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Nickelodeon will immerse fans in three decades-worth of iconic characters and shows as it brings Rocko's Modern Life, Hey Arnold!, SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to life at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: History Repeats as Aspiring Chorus Girl Taylor Quick Finds Stardom in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Matthew Blank - Jun 22, 2017

Meet new leading lady Taylor Quick, starring in the title role of Goodspeed's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE! (more...)

BATS Improv presents WARP SPEED: AN IMPROVISED TREK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

A completely improvised salute to that classic sci-fi TV series of the 60s! Instead seeing Kirk and Spock (or spoofs of Kirk and Spock), BATS talented cast of actors will use audience suggestions to beam aboard an entirely new crew of characters, created and introduced On the Spot. Even the Starship will be named by the audience. Like every show at BATS, nothing will have been pre-planned or discussed in advance. There are no stock characters or pre-determined plot points or situations. Everything from the plot, to the dialogue, to the characters, to the music and even the lighting cues and sound effects will be made up On the Spot! Directed by: Laura Derry. (more...)

Newark International Film Festival Set to Award Over $100,000 in Prizes
by Movies News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Newark International Film Festival (NewarkIFF) announced today that it will award $10,000 to $100,000 in cash prizes, awards, swag bags and film fellowships at its annual festival, taking place September 8-10, 2017. (more...)

The Gummy Worm Day Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Comes to The Dilworth
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Gummy Worm Day Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads Comes to The Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, 911 East Morehead Street, Charlotte on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

TheatreWorks Announces COME FROM AWAY Composers & More for 2017 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2017 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli has announced a stellar line-up which includes staged readings of two musicals, three plays, and other special events. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for SARASOTA IMPROV FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Sarasota Improv Festival is almost here and tickets are going fast! Three day passes are completely sold out but don't worry, single tickets are now on sale. However, don't wait too long as they are going quickly. Tickets to the headliner performances from BLANK! The Musical are $25. Single tickets to all other performances are $10. All festival tickets are now on sale and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 941-366-9000, or by going online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Heidi Klum & Jimmy Fallon Compete in Epic Dance Battle
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Heidi Klum and Jimmy took turns using the dance move generator to make up random dances On the Spot, like the 'Invisible Hula Hoop' and 'Eggs and Bacon.' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Collaborator Party 2017 Celebrates Sound Designers on Tony Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Today, The Collaborator Party, headed by theatrical sound designers Lindsay Jones and John Gromada, announced that their event was a complete sell-out for the third year in a row. The Collaborator Party is the official Tony night party for the theatre sound community and all of their collaborators. The main party was held June 11, 2016 at Houston Hall (222 W. Houston St. in New York City) from 7pm-11pm, with an additional party held simultaneously in Los Angeles. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Delta Debuts Complete Lineup of Laser-Based Vivitek Large Venue Projectors and 4K DLP Video Wall Solutions at Infocomm 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

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Peter Michael Marino's SHOW UP Joins 59E59's 'East to Edinburgh' Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

International solo performing artist Peter Michael Marino (Desperately Seeking the Exit, Late with Lance!) brings his newest creation, Show Up, to the annual East to Edinburgh Festival at 59E59 Theaters for three performances July 11, 18 & 22.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Carole J. Bufford Discusses the Fearless Females of the 1960s and Her Celebration of Them at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Jul 6, 2017

One of the country's most vibrant eras in music, in general and especially for women, was the 1960s, filled to the brim with girl groups like The Chantels and The Supremes, folk pioneers like Joan Baez, and songwriters so influential that, decades later, that musical written about them keeps filling its Broadway house to capacity for close to four years (Carole King, of course). In the midst of political and public unrest, in a male-dominated world and industry, these women made space and carved out their own spots in music history. Who better to spotlight these singers and songwriters than Carole J. Bufford, who has carved out her own spot within the New York cabaret scene as an enthusiastic and rich interpreter of the Jazz Age songbook, and returned to the circuit with something a little different: YOU DON'T OWN ME: THE FEARLESS FEMALES OF THE 1960S, a celebration of the 'bold and daring women [who] planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard.' And as it turns out, it's not only Bufford's most fearless show, but also one of her best. (more...)

Joseph Tawadros New Album 'Live at Abbey Road' to Be Released 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

London based Oud virtuoso and triple ARIA Award winner, Joseph Tawadros AM, and his percussionist brother James recorded an extraordinary live, improvised album at Abbey Road studios, London in March, to be released on July 12th, 2017. (more...)

ImprovBoston presents A 35-Hour Comedy Marathon to Celebrate its 35th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

ImprovBoston welcomes back 35 years worth of alumni for a historic 35-Hour Comedy Marathon on August 5 & 6. A fundraiser for the New England comedy staple, the event features more than 90 laugh-out-loud comedy acts including sketch, standup, character work, improv, musical improv, late-night bit shows, and more. All proceeds from the event will benefit the nonprofit theater's facility upgrades, scheduled for the week of August 7th. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Improv Actually
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 31, 2017

BWW speaks to Cambridge Impronauts about bringing Improv Actually to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Kevin Hart, Jim Carey, Ali Wong, Trevor Noah Headline JUST FOR LAUGHS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Just For Laughs Festival, presented by Videotron in association with Loto-Quebec, successfully upped the ante on hilarity with more artists and TV tapings than ever before, popping the cork over an astounding 42 sold-out shows. With a flood of television tapings, social media coverage, and international press, JFL experienced more worldwide exposure than ever before! JFL's name is synonymous with comedy. You can't turn your head without catching stand-up captured at the festival; major players include Netflix, HBO, The Comedy Network, CBC, Showtime, The CW, CNN, Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central, LOL, TruTV and countless other media outlets from across the globe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Off The Top!
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 3, 2017

BWW speaks to Jason Kravits about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Off The Top (more...)

CHICAGO CUISINE: Japanese Ramen Noodles Become a Gourmet Delight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2017

Ramen noodles, once a staple of college campuses before everyone worried about salt content, have found a home and some true believers throughout the city of the big shoulders. Variations run from basic chicken to a gourmet Ramen dinner. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld, Kevin Hart, Mike Birbiglia, and More Take the Stage at JUST FOR LAUGHS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

It was a big day for the Just for Laughs comedy festival in Montreal, now with its 35th annual event in full swing.  (more...)

Amanda McBroom and Ann Hampton Callaway to Kick Off Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

One word most wonderfully describes this extraordinary evening featuring two of the cabaret world's leading singers and songwriters: Divalicious. Segerstrom Center welcomes music divas Amanda McBroom and Ann Hampton Callaway as they help kick off the 2017-18 Cabaret Series celebrating classics from the Great American Songbook and also entertaining audiences with their own works. Pianist and acclaimed songwriter Michele Brourman accompanies the duo in these stunning nights of song and storytelling, October 5 - 7 in Samueli Theater. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Murder, She Didn't Write
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2017

BWW speaks to Lizzy Skrzypiec about bringing Murder, She Didn't Write to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2017

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Challenges Charlize Theron to a Dance Battle on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Charlize Theron and Jimmy took turns using the dance move generator to make up random dances On the Spot, like the 'Tennis Pro' and the 'Double Kayak.' Watch the video below! (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Presents SLAMMING DOORS: An Improvised Farce
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

All the hilarious mayhem you expect in a fast-paced farce, but it's all made up On the Spot! The Contemporary Theater Company is bringing back their popular show Slamming Doors: An Improvised Farce for a second year. (more...)

Improv Comedy Comes to Kidsfest in THE EARLY EARLY LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

Arty or farty? Find your favourite when The Court Jesters' bring The Early Early Late Show to Kidsfest these school holidays. (more...)

Family Pictures USA to Host Grand Finale Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

For the past 5 weeks, the "Family Picture USA" team has been gathering photographs and stories from Detroiters about their lives, their families, their personal Detroit history. This precious material will be assembled into the pilot episode of a new television series being filmed for Detroit Public Television and PBS's World Channel. (more...)

BWW Interview: DC Native Jose Llana of THE KING & I at The Kennedy Center
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 19, 2017

20 years after making his Broadway debut in THE KING & I, Jose Llana returns to his hometown of DC to bring the title role to life. I had the chance to chat with the actor, activist, and political junkie about his roles on and offstage. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present Staged Workshops Of New Musical I'LL TAKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged workshops of I'll Take It, a new musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eli Pasic and music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls, Side Show). (more...)

Henry Krieger & Eli Pasic's I'LL TAKE IT! to Launch Amas Musical Theatre Lab's 49th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Amas Musical Theatre Lab prsents its first new musical of its 49th Season, I'LL TAKE IT, with book and lyrics by Eli Pasic and music by Henry Krieger. (more...)

Bainbridge Performing Arts Announces August Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

All Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) events are held at 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. (more...)

The American Epic Sessions Nabs Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Musical Direction
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The American Epic Sessions, directed by Bernard MacMahon, has been nominated for a Primetime EMMY® for Outstanding Musical Direction. The highly acclaimed musical/documentary features Nas, Jack White, Elton John, Alabama Shakes, Steve Martin, Taj Mahal and many other legendary artists recording live direct-to-disc on the first ever electrical recording system from the mid 1920s. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Curse of the Mummy
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to Sam Dunham about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Curse of the Mummy. (more...)

Aronoff Center & Music Hall Announces a Job Fair 7/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Be a part of the team of guest services professionals at the Tri-state's premiere arts venues - the Aronoff Center for the Arts and Music Hall. The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is pleased to present a JOB FAIR on Friday, July 21, 2017 - 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM and Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM  at the Aronoff Center's Otto M. Budig Lobby (main lobby), located downtown at 650 Walnut Street between 6th & 7th Streets. Job seekers may attend either day to learn about available full-time and part-time employment opportunities at the Aronoff Center and Music Hall and/or apply On the Spot. (more...)

STAGED: An Improvised Staged Reading of a Musical! to Debut at The PIT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Join six of New York City's best Musical Comedians as they completely improvise a staged reading of a musical! (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Cadogan Hall
by Alistair Wilkinson - Aug 5, 2017

Jules Verne's 1873 adventure tale Around the World in 80 Days follows Phileas Fogg and his newly employed valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (the approximate equivalent of £2 million in 2017). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Encores Summer of Fun with August Programming
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The new school year is right around the corner but that doesn't mean summer fun is ending! Aurora Theatre welcomes guests to enjoy a variety of special programs during the last few weeks of the season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Improvised Jane Austen to Make Merry for Michaelmas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Chicago Reader-recommended and a PerformInk Critic's Pick, Improvised Jane Austen performs on four Sundays this fall at the Blackout Cabaret in Piper's Alley. Starting off the holiday theater season early, the long-running all-female comedy team makes merry for Michaelmas, conjuring a tale On the Spot in the style of the beloved 19th-century novelist. Headstrong heroines, cads and suitors, meddling mothers and merry misadventures culminate in a properly absurd British conclusion. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education to Host FAMILY ARTS DAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Come one, come all for a day of art and festivities for all ages! Join us for FAMILY ARTS DAY at the Warner Theatre Center for Arts Education (WTCAE) Saturday, August 26 from 11 am - 2 pm.  Admission is FREE and open to the public!  (more...)

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? Improv Comedy Show to Bring Down the Davidson, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Whose Live Anyway? is 90 minutes of hilarious, improvised comedy and song created On the Spot by cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, and Joel Murray through suggestions from the audience. (more...)

BRENDA BRAXTON PRESENTS VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Extends Through December
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Wednesday nights will continue to be the best night for laughs, Broadway stars, and shenanigans. 'Brenda Braxton presents Villain: DeBlanks' extends its weekly residency at The Green Room 42 through December 27. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE FANTASTICKS' Leach, Beckett and Hargis
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 11, 2017

Stars Jacqueline Leach, Lucas Beckett and Jeremy Hargis took time from their packed schedules to tell us more about themselves, as well as to offer some reasons why audiences should come see their show. Read all about it in the latest Friday 5 (+1) and make your reservations quickly - the show is bound to sell out! (more...)

Enter a World of Pure Imagination with The EDGE Improv at BPA 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Don't miss The EDGE Improv's inaugural first-Saturday performance of the 2017 - 2018 Season on September 2. Enter a world of pure imagination! You won't want to miss The EDGE Improv's September performance at BPA, where the troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the beginning of time. (more...)

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