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BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Sep 9, 2017

A sharply timed and hysterical show featuring a wonderful ensemble cast with pristine comedic direction from Susan Thornton, Ken Ludwig's Lend Me A Tenor at the Old Opera House is one evening of comedy you don't want to miss! (more...)

POONSTRUCK Comes to San Francisco Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

POONSTRUCK follows a shero's journey told through the orifices of Dr Tallulah, a fiery Sexual Activist, Zen Cosmetologist, and Intuitive Energy Healer. Imagine a metaphysical cross between Archie Bunker, Dr Ruth, Carol Burnett, and Maria Bamford with a splash of cosmic organic viagra! Dr Tallulah's twisted storytelling involves a personal revelation, embodies the zeitgeist of a New Age baby boomer generation, utilizes Qi-Gong Gi-Long foam rolling techniques, and taps into 'La Femme Fontaine' (just a little (spr)YAY!)! (more...)

Actors Co-op Theatre Company Opens its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Actors Co-0p Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the first show in its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and film by Alfred Hitchcock, directed by Kevin Chesley, produced by Jorie Janeway. THE 39 STEPS will preview on Thursday, September 21 at 8pm and will open Friday, September 22 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 29 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: The Spotlight Shines On Everyone in Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT
by Michael Dale - Sep 8, 2017

'All the world's a stage / And everybody's in the show. / Nobody's a pro.' Those words, sung at the opening of Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery's thoroughly enchanting musical adaptation of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, were especially poignant at the Delacorte Theater this past weekend, where, since 2013, every Labor Day holiday has been celebrated with a production by the Public Theater's gloriously inclusive Public Works program. (more...)

Djakarta Warehouse Project Phase Two Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Since its inception in 2008, the Djakarta Warehouse Project has grown into one of Asia's largest, most eclectic dance music festivals, welcoming a record-breaking 90,000 visitors to its two-day event in 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Sluts and Tramps Declare LOVE IS DEAD!
by Juan Michael Porter II - Sep 8, 2017

LOVE IS DEAD! is a modern day penny-dreadful, though with more South Park style than Grand Guignol wit and style to balance it out. (more...)

BWW Previews: POLE SHOW LA at House Of Blues Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Sep 7, 2017

Pole Show LA is returning to Las Vegas with an over-the-top production featuring pole dancers showcasing choreography, aerialists, athleticism and sex appeal. The cutting edge show will be performed at House of Blue Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay on Sept. 8. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Announces New Slate of Programming!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2017 season continues with the stage play turned cult-classic film, Amadeus. This larger-than-life production stars Nat Zegree (Jerry Lee Lewis of last year's hit Million Dollar Quartet) as one of the original bad boys of popular music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Amadeus runs September 15th through the 30th at the Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock, NC. (more...)

Provocative Wine Brand Launches M'nage ' Trois Decadence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

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Denton Community Theatre presents SORDID LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Denton Community Theatre (DCT) is thrilled to present Sordid Lives, a black comedy about White Trash, by Del Shores.  Directed by Eric Ryan, this production is a hilarious look at of some of those 'characters' that most Texans have grown up with - or at least crossed paths with a time or two.   We may not want to admit that those folks are hanging from our family tree, but we know they are.  Ryan has cast a stellar group of talent to bring the dysfunction to delightful life.   (more...)

Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre's newly renovated Hill Theatre is a timeless romance filled with wit and heart-stopping action. (more...)

BAM Announces its 2017-18 BAMkids Programming
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

BAM announces its 2017-18 BAMkids programming slate as part of its year-round arts events for kids and families. (more...)

BWW Review: Go All the Way with THE FULL MONTY at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Sep 21, 2017

It's a fast-paced show, full of life, that is so enjoyable that we forgive any messiness or performance moments that are not up to snuff. (more...)

BWW Review: Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENS
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 20, 2017

Good cast, good technical work, some funny jokes, but there's something missing. (more...)

New Season of DIY Network's Hit Series TEXAS FLIP N MOVE Premieres 10/6
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

A new season of DIY Network's breakout hit series TEXAS FLIP N MOVE premieres on Friday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows a cast of real estate risk-takers in the Lone Star State as they compete head-to-head to buy low, work fast and sell high in this property-flipping competition. (more...)

BWW Review: HALF BREED, Soho Theatre
by Alistair Wilkinson - Sep 20, 2017

Jazmin is different. In an area dominated by whiteness her mixed race complexion sticks out a mile off. Attempting to avoid the village's conventional route for teenagers, she applies to drama school in London. But why does she wish to leave a peaceful area for the busy and polluted capital? (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Bitterness And Bitchiness Are Served Up In The Bizarre Comedy Thriller DINNER
by Jade Kops - Sep 20, 2017

DINNER invites the audience to peer in on the world of the arrogant and affluent as they posture and pose through a night of feigned civility with backhanded barbs. (more...)

Review Roundup - Matthew Vaughn's KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the United States known as the 'Statesman'. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's THE 39 STEPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company presents the first show in its 26th Season with THE 39 STEPS, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and film by Alfred Hitchcock, directed by Kevin Chesley, produced by Jorie Janeway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: ELLEN SHOW ME MORE SHOW Launches Today on YouTube
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

ELLEN SHOW ME MORE SHOW , produced by and featuring comedy icon Ellen DeGeneres, launches today only on YouTube. Created in partnership with YouTube exclusively for the platform, Ellen's Show Me More Show is an original series of unique, over-the-top episodes giving fans exclusive access to some of Ellen's favorite games and biggest celebrity guests. (more...)

BWW Review: Sunny, Sublime THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Dazzles at The Gamm
by Veronica Bruscini - Sep 19, 2017

Pawtucket's Gamm Theatre opens its season with Oscar Wilde's comedic masterwork THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and the company delivers an utterly superlative production. Everything about this EARNEST is absolutely right in every way. The Gamm's cast is magnificent, the stagecraft of the finest quality, and the direction flawless. If there is one theatrical experience not to be missed in Rhode Island this year, the Gamm's EARNEST is it. (more...)

BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Guillermo Calderon's KISS
by Herbert Paine - Sep 18, 2017

As political theatre goes, Guillermo Calder n's KISS, Stray Cat Theatre's 16th Season opener, directed by Ron May, occupies the terrain between parody and reality, melodrama and documentary, laughter and catharsis. It is a play that works on a number of levels: startling an audience out of its comfort zone, engaging it in the shared discovery of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths, revealing the barriers that must be surmounted to achieve cross-cultural understanding. KISS runs through September 30th at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOLD TYPE Combines Glamour with Today's Relevant Issues
by Brooke Yunis - Sep 18, 2017

Commercials for Freeform's THE BOLD TYPE have been circulating on my T.V. for months. I was extremely skeptical at first. A show about three young women trying to jumpstart their careers in New York City that also deals with social and political issues? (more...)

Warner TV Expands Its Reach in Indonesia & Phillippines On Tribe
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Warner TV launched on Tribe in the Philippines and Indonesia today for subscribers on the OTT service. The announcement comes just before the September 26 debut of Young Sheldon, a brand new comedy series from Chuck Lorre and Big Bang Theory spinoff. (more...)

Mad Cat Live! to Kick Off 18th Season with BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Mad Cat kicks off their 18th season with their popular concert series Mad Cat Live performing Black Sabbath's Vol. 4. (more...)

Susan Soon He Stanton's TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY to Make World Premiere at Page 73
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) announced today their fall 2017 production will be the world premiere of Susan Soon He Stanton's new play, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY, directed by Kip Fagan. (more...)

BWW Review: BYE BYE BIRDIE at BroadHollow Theatre Company
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Sep 17, 2017

The kids in Sweet Apple, Ohio are hooting and hollering over the arrival of Conrad Birdie and so is the audience over at the Broadhollow Theatre Company in Elmont. Bye Bye Birdie, the Broadway smash musical from 1960, is back and better than ever! Albert, Rosie, Hugo and Kim are also here to bring us back to a much simpler time when kids were kids and music sounded like music. (more...)

BWW Review: Texas Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Sep 17, 2017

Notre-Dame de Paris is a novel published in 1831 and written by famous author Victor Hugo. As it became popular throughout the world, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME became a beloved Disney story which later became a stage production. Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz added new music to be included in this production. The Playhouse San Antonio was privileged to present the Texas premiere to a full theater. And the audience was very impressed. (more...)

Discover Even More Magic This Holiday Season at Walt Disney World Resort
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Walt Disney World Resort is the place to be this holiday season as theme parks and resort hotels sparkle with jolly decorations that bring the spirit of the season to life. Here's a sampling of the holiday fun in store for guests: (more...)

BWW Review: AVENUE Q at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - Sep 16, 2017

As a young child, one of my favorite things to do was sit in front of the television, probably with a bowl of sugary cereal, and see what my friends who lived on Sesame Street were learning (and teaching me) that day. I consider the lessons I learned in my living room as the foundation that my future education was built upon. But what happens when characters like that grow up? Do they still rely upon each other for support and to help work out how to navigate the growing complexity of life? Do they still have helpful lessons to share? And would their style (and humor) grow up with them as well? It is this concept that grounds Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, and Jeff Whitty's Tony Award winning musical, AVENUE Q, which opens the 9th season at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park. (more...)

Review: Laughs Abound at THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the Norris Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Sep 16, 2017

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hip musical comedy which follows six young people in the throes of puberty, who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, as they learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The musical, featuring emotionally revealing musical selections filled with side-splitting lyrics written by William Finn, chronicles the overachievers' angst of six precocious adolescents who turn out to be the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom the Bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN CHRISTMAS to Open in Atlantic City for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

My Big Gay Italian Christmas is officially set to open this holiday season on December 2nd 8pm and December 3rd, 7pm 2017, at the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City and will play in The Showroom. (more...)

Don't Miss FARRAGUT NORTH at Kentwood Players!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Kentwood Players proudly presents FARRAGUT NORTH, a political thriller by Beau Willimon, opening Friday, September 8 through Saturday, October 14, 2017 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045. There will be a complimentary pre-show champagne and dessert reception between 7:00-7:30pm for season subscribers and their guests attending the Saturday, September 9 performance. (more...)

BWW Review: SWIT Continues To Charm Audience In SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS at Shea's 710 Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Sep 15, 2017

Hold your hats boys, Hot Lips Houlihan, aka Loretta Swit from the classic TV show MASH is back in town. Shea's 710 Main Theatre is presenting the two handed play SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS for the remainder of this Curtain Up Weekend. The good new is there are still some seats available, the bad news turns out to be good news--Ms Swit is no longer Hot Lips, but she is a veteran stage actress giving a compelling performance. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More!
by BWW Special - Sep 15, 2017

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 Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)

Evergent to Power User Management and Monetization for Media & Entertainment Customers on Google Cloud Platform
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

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HBO Shares Episode Descriptions for Season 9 of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Emmy - and Golden Globe-winning comedy series CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, starring Larry David, returns for its ten-episode ninth season SUNDAY, OCT. 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), on HBO. (more...)

Mad Cat Live! to Perform Black Sabbath Vol. 4 at The Gleason Room
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Mad Cat kicks off their 18th season with their popular concert series Mad Cat Live performing Black Sabbath's Vol. 4. Mad Cat Live is a series dedicated to presenting transitional albums by major artists and deconstructing them in order to place them into a current context. Sabbath's Vol.4 is a perfect fit for the series, as it marked a tipping point for the band; pushing their creative limits as well as driving them into a state of drug abuse, paranoia, and violence. Just in time for Halloween, this limited engagement will be a must-see live event for fans of Sabbath; a heavy metal band who began their dramatic 50 year history in Birmingham, England as a jazz-blues quartet called Earth, only to find themselves evolving into one of the most influential bands in the history of hard rock. Breathing life into today's generation of punks and rockers, Black Sabbath provided a response to the punctured love bubble of the 60s, an angry war cry to all things soft, light, and filled with pretense. The audacity of their rebellion in the face of a changing nation, is all the more relevant today. (more...)

ELLEN'S SHOW ME MORE SHOW Premieres on Youtube 9/19
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

ELLEN'S SHOW ME MORE SHOW, produced by and featuring comedy icon Ellen DeGeneres, launches on September 19th only on YouTube. Created in partnership with YouTube exclusively for the platform, ELLEN'S SHOW ME MORE SHOW is an original series of unique, over-the-top episodes giving fans exclusive access to some of Ellen's favorite games and biggest celebrity guests. The series offers fans a hysterical dose of backstage, behind-the-scenes, magic twice a week. (more...)

WebTVAsia Establishes Scalable Platform for OTT Delivery with Verimatrix
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

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BWW Review: Irreverent "Book of Mormon" Delights in Return Visit at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Sep 14, 2017

One of the major concerns in attending a return visit by a Broadway touring show is that the production will be a lesser version. Those planning on attending 'Book of Mormon,' now on stage at the State Theatre, should have no fears. This reincarnation is equally good as any of the other versions that have trucked into town. In fact, it is probably better than some of the others. (more...)

BWW Review: 'THE ODD COUPLE' at Elmwood Playhouse
by Peter Danish - Sep 14, 2017

In 1947, Harry Truman was president, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the first Polaroid camera was introduced and a UFO landed in Roswell, New Mexico. Oh yeah, and The Elmwood Playhouse, in Nyack, New York first opened its doors! Since then Elmwood has staged over 367 main stage productions, and had over 250,000 audience members have passed through their doors. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Premieres Harrowing New Series MAKE IT OUT ALIVE, 10/15
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

MAKE IT OUT ALIVE brings viewers back to these catastrophes and tells the stories of these events by recounting both the horrific and heroic tales of human sacrifice, bravery and survival. (more...)

Avi Networks Acquires StacksWare to Enhance SaaS Delivery of ADC, Security, and Analytics Products
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

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USA Network Unveils Fall Schedule
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

USA Network's fall schedule was announced today, including the premiere date of the new original series DAMNATION on Tuesday, November 7 at 10/9c. (more...)

BWW Review: GROUP rep Knocks LOST IN YONKERS Out of the Park
by Don Grigware - Sep 11, 2017

Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning dramedy Lost in Yonkers followed his autobiographical trio Brighton Beach Memoirs, Biloxi Blues and Broadway Bound. Critics started to take him seriously as a playwright with these plays for he was writing about his own family's life experiences. Lost in Yonkers is set in 1942 in Yonkers, New York where Grandma Kurnitz (Loraine Shields) and her daughter Bella (Roslyn Cohn) run the family confectionery store and live in a modest apartment upstairs. Now in a stunning production at the GROUP rep, Larry Eisenberg directs a perfectly cast ensemble who make the play shine brightly through October 22. Humor is Simon's best suit. This is drama, but... there is plenty of comedy emanating (more...)

BWW Review: Too Many Songs, But Excellence Overflows In LOVELESS TEXAS
by Juan Michael Porter II - Sep 11, 2017

The thunderclap of energy that opened LOVELESS TEXAS on Friday evening was enough to jolt even the most tired of businessmen awake. Almost everything about this joyful musical is first rate, from the production values to the amazing tech crew to the excellent performers who belt it out to the rafters. (more...)

New Season of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER Premieres on Discovery 10/1
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Will the Kilchers be able to reconstruct and ensure the homestead's survival, or will their way of life come to an end? The new season of ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER premieres Sunday, October 1 at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. (more...)

BWW Review: DTW's Production of ANNIE is a Winner for Adults and Kids Alike.
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 11, 2017

Desert Theatreworks' (DTW's) rip-roaring production of the Broadway musical, ANNIE, is a winner. The cast (both grown-ups and children), perform their roles with heart and expertise, resulting in a fabulous, feel-good presentation that all ages can enjoy. (more...)

VIDEO: Rachel McAdams is Hoping for an Invitation to See MEAN GIRLS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Rachel McAdams, had a hefty career before her role in Mean Girls, but the Tina Fey helmed film certainly catapulted her Over the Top. Now the star tells Entertainment Weekly she can't wait to see the musical reincarnation. See what else she has to say below! (more...)

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