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BWW Feature: BANGING LANIE's Allison Powell Goes Live Tonight on Facebook
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 29, 2017

BANGING LANIE is a 21st century John Hughes-style comedy starring Allison Powell that explores what happens when a girl takes her virginity into her own hands. The film is currently raising funds on Kickstarter and tonight at 7pm PST/10pm EST, Powell will go LIVE on Facebook in what promises to be a hilarious and eye-opening conversation. (more...)

BWW Review: TWO LOST SOULS Walk Into a Bar in Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery's Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Troy Frisby - Sep 20, 2018

Even if you didn't know that Jane Lynch (GLEE) and Kate Flannery (THE OFFICE) are longtime friends, it's easy to imagine. (more...)

Casting Announced For THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The European premiere of a new play by the acclaimed American playwright Keith Bunin in his UK debut, The Busy World is Hushed opens at the Finborough Theatre for an eight week limited season on Friday, 6 October 2017 (Press Nights: Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 October 2017 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Theatre C Announces Politically Charged Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

Artistic Director Carlos Armesto announces Theatre C's 2018 - 2019 season, which will include two productions whose themes revolve around movements that are top of mind now; the #MeToo movement and voters' rights. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Do The Critics Think of Roundabout's APOLOGIA, Starring Stockard Channing?
by Review Roundups - Oct 17, 2018

Apologia officially opened last night. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

BWW Review: First Night at the Knight Succeeds With RODRIGO CONCERTO
by Perry Tannenbaum - Oct 14, 2017

Young guitarist Pablo S inz Villegas burned with Spanish duende, assuring that Charlotte Symphony's first Classics Series concert at Knight Theater wouldn't be their last. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre presents HEISENBERG by Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

FST continues the 2017-18 Winter Mainstage Season with the unique and gripping storytelling of Heisenberg, by Simon Stephens. Heisenberg runs from December 13, 2017 through March 4, 2018 in the Keating Theatre. Subscriptions for all four Winter Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting us online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I, Cinema Broadcast
by Fraser MacDonald - Nov 13, 2018

The screened version of this year's Palladium run brings a completely new perspective to the show, not only delivering a true reflection of the live experience but enhancing it beyond any reasonable expectations. (more...)

Constance Zaytoun And Marc Stuart Weitz Serve-Up Laughs With CONSTANCE COOKS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Theater veterans turned co-creators Constance Zaytoun and Marc Stuart Weitz serve-up plenty of laughs with their new comedy-meets-cooking series, CONSTANCE COOKS, premiering as 'Best Pilot' award nominee at the 2018 NYC Web Fest on November 8th. (more...)

Review Roundup - Did Critics Have 'Time Of Their Life' Watching ABC's DIRTY DANCING Reboot?
by Caryn Robbins - May 23, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 7, 2018

We begin and end with a grisly decapitation. And that's rather the problem with this intermittently engaging Macbeth, which starts in the throes of some unspecified dystopian hellscape, and thus has nowhere to go.  (more...)

Dale Wiley Announces THE MARGARET BAKER STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dale Wiley, author of Southern Gothic and Sabotage, has turned his attention to a different demographic with his new short story release The Margaret Baker Stories, out April 14, 2017 as an ebook and available now as a print booklet. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out the Trailer for CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME Starring Melissa McCarthy
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen Out of Step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant). (more...)

THE ART OF THE SHINE Documentary To Premiere on Independent Lens 4/9 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

You might pass them on the sidewalk, at the mall or at the airport. They're the shoe shiners, purveying an old school trade that seems like something out of the Mad Men era, Out of Step with our fast-paced, disposable consumer culture. Yet, to many of the shoe shiners in Stacey Tenenbaum's joyous and quirky film, shining shoes is a calling and a passion, a way to be one's own boss and connect with other people. The Art of the Shinepremieres on Independent Lens Monday, April 9, 2018, 10:00-11:00 PM (check local listings) on PBS. (more...)

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Chapman Music Hall - Tulsa Performing Arts Center
by Jericho Thomas - Jun 21, 2018

Eiffel in love. A quarter of the way through its second act, "An American in Paris" transforms from a golden-age dancebox musical into full-out modern musical theatre. The quintet of lovers at the heart of its story weave their raw, overlapping passions through three songs written by George and Ira Gershwin. And they do it all while barely moving. It's a welcome moment of stillness in an otherwise kinetic show. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's TTHE FULL MONTY Opens July 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. With a book written by Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and the music/ lyric talents of David Yazbek (The Band's Visit, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), this duo cooks up an aggressive crowd-pleaser that is both highly-entertaining and charmingly uplifting. (more...)

BWW Review: BARAK BALLET ~ BEAUTIFUL, BRAVE, BOLD AND BOUNTIFUL at THE BROAD STAGE
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 6, 2018

Barak Ballet is a formidable dance company that was created and fleshed out by Artistic Director Melissa Barak, who is a native Californian, and who has performed with the New York City Ballet and the Los Angeles Ballet Companies before forming her own Company. She trained at the Westside School of Ballet in Santa Monica beginning at the age of eight. She has performed the works of such balletic luminaries such as George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon, Eliot Feld and Robert Garland. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET, TITANIC, and More as Part of Pittsburgh CLO's 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce its 2018 Summer Season will open with the Pittsburgh premiere of ON YOUR FEET! - the Emilio and Gloria Estefan musical - direct from Broadway! According to The New York Times, "The very air in the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing new musical!" ON YOUR FEET! will conga through the Benedum Center June 12-17, kicking off our 72nd summer of musicals in style. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/20 - THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, GREASE, LES MIZ, and More!
by BWW Special - Jul 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, GREASE, LES MIZ, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Thunder Rumbles in Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM at the Baxter Theatre
by David Fick - Jul 2, 2017

The Market Theatre production of Paul Slabolepszy's SUDDENLY THE STORM is currently in the middle of its Cape Town season at the Baxter Theatre. Having opened just two days after the Naledi Theatre Awards presented the play and its production with three awards, SUDDENLY THE STORM arrived in Cape Town a pedigree compounded by the fact that this is the prolific Slabolepszy's first new play since 2009. (more...)

BWW Review: Confronting the Paradoxes of Faith in EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 16, 2017

I do not read Marcantel as indicting religion as such; she shows us how much groundedness and understanding faith gives. Every faith needs, and has, its own 'Ordnung,' but in order to live fully and well, Marcantel seems to be saying, believers will always need to transcend it. And then, as the play hints, believers will also need to return to it. Every faith journey will thus be a work in progress, forever. (more...)

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Music Theatre Wichita
by Paula Makar - Jul 15, 2018

Mothers, grab your daughters and run to see this production of Freaky Friday before it closes. I never expected such a well-crafted, intimate piece of theater from the people at Disney, but I am so glad I had the opportunity to see this gem. (more...)

BWW Review: Arts Center of Cannon County's GREASE is Fun, But Out of Step With The Times
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2018

It's fun, perhaps even joyful, and audiences are clearly delighted to reward director Matthew Hayes Hunter's youthful cast with riotous applause at the appropriate moments, but do they really endorse the message of the timeworn Jacobs and Casey script? Heck, do they even think about it? (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Closes Season with OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Studio Theatre (FST) concludes its 2018 Summer Mainstage Season with Other People's Money, Jerry Sterner's timely comedy about Wall Street sharks and small town business. Called "Involving, disturbing, and above all, expertly crafted" by New York Magazine, this hit period piece explores ethics, business, and loyalty. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's THE FULL MONTY will take it all off at the Benedum Center this summer July 6 - 15. Let's see what the critics have to say! (more...)

Review Roundup: Cate Blanchett and Richard Roxburgh-Led THE PRESENT- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 8, 2017

Andrew Upton's new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's first play, Platonov, The Present opens tonight at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, March 19, 2017. THE PRESENT features the Sydney Theatre Company cast of 13, each making their Broadway debut, including Cate Blanchett (Anna) and Richard Roxburgh (Mikhail). (more...)

Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm Share 'Sick With Love' Video + LP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Virginia-based vintage rock act, Lauren Hoffman & The Secret Storm, release their new album Family Ghost today. (more...)

Review Roundup: August Wilson's JITNEY- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  (more...)

Indie-Music Group BRADFORD Releases THIRTY YEARS OF SHOUTING QUIETLY Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Thirty years ago a young northern skinhead band named Bradford were very publically handed the baton by Morrissey to blaze a trail in English Indie music after the demise of The Smiths. Well renowned British producer Stephen Street immediately signed the band to his new label and the scene was set for the band, who in the words of Sounds music magazine in May 1988 were: (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, Savoy Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 17, 2019

In a programme interview, Patricia Resnick - writer of both the original 1980 film and this 2008 musical adaptation - notes that Jane Fonda wanted to convey a political message about workplace sexism, but realised couching it in comedy would make it more palatable. Like composer Dolly Parton herself, who appears on video to top and tail the stage show, it's a considered combination of sugar and steel. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Comes Alive in Immersive Production at Theater West End in Sanford, FL
by Aaron Wallace - Feb 17, 2019

At Theater West End, you've entered the world of WEST SIDE STORY before even taking your seat. Getting there requires walking across the blue-collar, gang-ridden streets of 1950s New York in the Upper West Side. There's graffiti on the floor beneath you and the walls all around. T-shirts hang out to dry on clotheslines over your head. There's a basketball goal on the cage-wire fence the band sits behind. You might even be seated next to a fire hydrant or a traffic cone. It takes a moment to remember that this same space was home to Madison County's bridges just a couple months ago... (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Revival Couldn't Come at a Better Time
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 15, 2019

How do you scale down an epic musical like RAGTIME for a smaller stage and a different time? When it opened at the Shubert Theatre in Century City in 1997, the cast numbered nearly fifty, the same as it would for its Broadway debut later that year. The stage was enormous and the production filled every inch of it. I still remember how the sheer volume of the choral numbers gave me chills. (more...)

Opinion: Time For Drama Schools To Scrap Archaic Audition Fees
by Tim Wright - Feb 1, 2018

Tim Wright reflects on drama schools charging fees for auditions (more...)

BWW Review: HAMILTON, Victoria Palace Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Dec 22, 2017

Does Hamilton live up the hype - and will it appeal to British audiences? Yes, and yes again. It's not like America has a monopoly on national identity crisis, leadership, immigration, parenthood, grief, sex scandals and political rivalries. But beyond that, it's just a blisteringly great night out: universally thrilling entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review: Musical Adaptation of Jane Austen's EMMA Beguiles at OC's Chance Theater
by Michael Quintos - Dec 19, 2018

While watching Chance Theater's brand new OC-premiere of EMMA: THE MUSICAL--Paul Gordon's charm-filled 2007 stage musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved 1815 novel--I noticed a welcome sensation that took over me throughout most of the production… I could not stop smiling. Delightfully appealing and positively buoyant in a great many aspects, this wonderfully witty and quite beguiling production--directed with engaging gusto by Casey Long--continues performances at their Cripe Stage in Anaheim through December 23, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: WHY HIM? Stars Bryan Cranston & James Franco Play 'Florida Man or Tech Billionaire?'
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In a new video to promote their new comedy WHY HIM, co-stars Bryan Cranston and James Franco guess which quotes were either said by a man from Florida or by a tech billionaire. (more...)

Chip Deffaa Releases 'Irvlng Berlin Revisted' Featuring Jeremy Greenbaum, Charlie Franklin, Giuseppe Bausilio, & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rare--and in many cases, never-before-recorded--Irving Berlin love songs are the focus of Chip Deffaa's latest album, 'Irving Berlin Revisited,' being released today.  (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Dec 13, 2018

The cheeky PG-rated fun of British Panto, courtesy of Lythgoe Family Productions, returns for more holiday silliness at Orange County's Laguna Playhouse, this time with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE, which continues through December 30, 2018 in Laguna Beach under the direction of Sheldon Epps. Fun, light-hearted, and a much-needed far-from-serious break from reality, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE is wonderful family treat the whole family can enjoy for the holiday season. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre presents HEISENBERG by Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

FST continues the 2017-18 Winter Mainstage Season with the unique and gripping storytelling of Heisenberg, by Simon Stephens. Heisenberg runs from December 13, 2017 through March 4, 2018 in the Keating Theatre. Subscriptions for all four Winter Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting us online at www.floridastudiotheatre.org. (more...)

The 2018 Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Films, Including BOY ERASED, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Austin Film Festival (AFF), the premier film festival recognizing writers' and filmmakers' contributions to film, television, and new media, announced today the first wave of films to be included in their 25th anniversary program taking place October 25 to November 1. (more...)

Dance/NYC Study Indicates Undersupply of Dance Space
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The service organization Dance/NYC and a coalition of nine partners today announced the release of Advancing Fiscally Sponsored Dance Artists & Projects. (more...)

True Moon Share Live Session Video for 'Honey'; Debut Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Where lead single 'Sugar' arrives a fierce and intense dark-pop salvo, 'Honey' offers a stark, sensual and dangerously seductive flipside to True Moon's enchanting debut (more...)

Songwriters to Call for Reforms to Outdated Music Licensing Regulations on ASCAP Advocacy Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Award-winning songwriters and composers from various music genres will be in Washington, DC tomorrow, April 26, to meet with elected officials as part of the annual American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP) “Stand with Songwriters” Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Take Audiences from Miami to Buffalo and NYC to Scotland for a Summer Like None Other!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Individual tickets for Pittsburgh CLO's 2018 Summer Season will go on sale Friday, April 13 at 9:00am. Patrons may purchase tickets by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office. Pittsburgh CLO is proud to celebrate 72 years of producing shows locally in Pittsburgh and sharing musical theater with audiences of all ages. The 2018 Summer Season will feature the National Tour of ON YOUR FEET! and the Pittsburgh CLO premiere of TITANIC, in addition to THE FULL MONTY, BRIGADOON, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and the "magical" return of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Michael Head Puts the Finishing Touches to New Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Though he is undoubtedly one of the UK's greatest living songwriters, Michael Head may not be a name that is immediately familiar, however his influence is extensive and his music, sublime.  (more...)

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