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BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's PARADISE LOST Will Be The Apple of your Eye
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 7, 2018

There is a buzz about the Stratford Festival's production of Paradise Lost that is so intriguing that a ticket is about as tempting as forbidden fruit. Tickets for the oft-sold out production are also a little easier to come by at the moment, as it has been extended by popular demand to October 27th. Get your tickets while you can for this mesmerizing and thought-provoking show! (more...)

THE FRONT PAGE Joins Stratford's 2019 Lineup In New Adaptation By Michael Healey
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

The Stratford Festival is amending its 2019 playbill to include the 20th-century classic The Front Page, one of the great satires about the world of journalism, by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2018 WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2018 White Light Festival, which will run October 16 through November 18. The multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in six venues across the city, including world, U.S., and New York premieres. The ninth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and the communal impulse as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces 2018 White Light Festival
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts announced its 2018 White Light Festival, which will run October 16 through November 18. The multidisciplinary festival will feature events presented in six venues across the city, including world, U.S., and New York premieres. The ninth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and the communal impulse as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. (more...)

The Hopkins Center Hosts U.S. Premiere of the Stratford Festival COROLANIUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

This fall, the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College launches a partnership with North America's preeminent Shakespeare company, the Stratford Festival, involving the US premiere of historic and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus, directed by genre-defying theatermaker Robert Lepage.   (more...)

TDP Presents '18 International Dance Festival in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

International performer and choreographer, Liz Roche, is just one of the myriad of artists and performers who will be in Tipperary for the International Dance Festival which takes place in various venues from October 8th to 14th. Now in its ninth year, the world-class programme includes appearances by Mariantonia Oliver, Alexandra Waierstall, Holly Small, Luke Murphy, Affari Esteri and of course, The Liz Roche Company: masterclasses, workshops, exhibitions and symposiums and it will put Tipperary at the centre of the dance world for a week in October. Artistic Directors and curators, Jazmin Chiodi and Alexandre Iseli have assembled a varied and multi generational programme which will give audiences an unforgettable experience. (more...)

Scoop: ABC News' 'Truth and Lies: Jonestown, Paradise Lost,' Airs September 28
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2018

Get all the scoop on ABC News' 'Truth and Lies: Jonestown, Paradise Lost,' Airs September 28, airing on ABC on Friday, September 28, 2018! (more...)

Stratford Festival Extends ROCKY HORROR SHOW and CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure! The Stratford Festival's production of The Rocky Horror Show has been extended to November 25 - the second extension of this year's hit rock musical! (more...)

Lost Dog's JULIET AND ROMEO On Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

LOST DOG's "searingly witty" (SeeingDance) 'Juliet & Romeo' opened to packed houses and critical acclaim at a two week run at Battersea Arts Centre in London earlier this year. Broadly based on Shakespeare's deeply pessimistic teenage love story, this "highly entertaining, extremely amusing and occasionally quite tender evening of theatre and dance" (Times) is performed by Lost Dog's Artistic Director Ben Duke and Solene Weinachter. This clever, funny production explores contemporary culture's celebration of youth and how it creates unrealistic expectations around love, sex and relationships. The Guardian described the show as "smart, subversive and sexy". (more...)

Epix Announces Newest Documentary, THE PANAMA PAPERS
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Premium network EPIX® has announced its latest original documentary for 2018, The Panama Papers, slated to premiere Monday, November 26 at 9 PM ET. From acclaimed director Alex Winter (Deep Web), Bungalow Media + Entertainment, Trouper Productions and Zipper Bros. Films, The Panama Papers details the unprecedented coordination of journalists from around the world working in secret, at great personal risk, to expose the largest data leak in history: a global corruption scandal involving corrupt power brokers, the uber rich, elected officials, dictators, cartel bosses, athletes and celebrities who had used the Panamanian law firm of Mossack Fonseca to hide their money. The story cracked open a hidden network of tax evasion, fraud, cronyism, bribing government officials, rigging elections, and murder. (more...)

THE ROOMMATE Opens At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Sharon, a sheltered divorcee from Iowa takes in a roommate: Robyn, a free-spirited, mysterious, lesbian slam poet from the Bronx who is looking to completely change her life. As Sharon begins to uncover Robyn's secrets, while sharing music, books, and an occasional toke, she discovers a deep-seated desire to transform her own life. The Roommate is a subversive, absorbing comedy about what it takes to re-route (more...)

Surflight to Hold World Premiere Workshop of TRANSGENDER STILLBORN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

The world-premiere workshop presentation of Nicholas Kaminski's original musical Transgender Stillborn will be held at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, New Jersey, at Nov. 11 at 5 PM. The reading will be free and open to the public. (more...)

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2019 Season, Including OTHELLO and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced key casting for the 2019 season, including Michael Blake as Othello and Amelia Sargisson as Desdemona in the season opener, Othello, one of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known tragedies. (more...)

BWW Review: Halloween Comes Early with Kallor's FRANKENSTEIN and Poe in Green-Wood Cemetery
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 14, 2018

I grew up with many versions of the Frankenstein story--some with greater nods to Mary Shelley's novel than others--spending Saturday afternoons being scared witless and loving every minute of it. But I was changed forever by Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, making it hard to come to the story of monster and master today with fresh eyes and ears, no matter how serious the intentions. But Gregg Kallor's SKETCHES FROM FRANKENSTEIN, which played last week in the catacombs of Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery, managed to do it. (more...)

BWW Review: BALLET BEING TRENDY. STARDUST AND BACH 25 BY COMPLEXIONS CONTEMPORARY BALLET at Bovard Auditorium USC
by Qianqian Xing - Oct 11, 2018

That is the freedom that I spoke about earlier. Never let the body restrict you. Human bodies have the potential to do anything, if we develop them correctly. Even the most inhuman pointe technique can be something extraordinarily modern. The time they spent on pointe, and the motions they created while en pointe were much longer and more challenging than those typically performed in classical ballet. (more...)

Tipperary Dance Platform Announces Programme Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Tipperary Dance Platform's ninth edition is curated around the theme of literature and one of the standout events will be a performance by Lost Dog from the UK of Paradise Lost (Lies unopened beside me) which was conceived and directed and will be performed by Lost Dog's co founder, Ben Duke. It will be performed at Excel Arts Centre on Friday, October 12th at 8pm. This is a re-telling of the story of the beginning of everything inspired by Milton's “Paradise Lost,” told through words, music, and dance. The work premiered in 2015 and has since toured extensively. It was nominated for a 2016 Sky Academy Arts Award, won the 2017 Rural Touring Award and Ben also won the National Dance Critics Award for Outstanding Male Performance. Lost Dog was formed in 2004 by Ben and Raquel Meseguer to create work using text, movement and music in which dance is framed by stories and characters and Ben Dukes appearance in Tipperary promises to be a highlight of what is an exciting and adventurous week. (more...)

History Greenlights TV Documentary GRANT in Association with Lionsgate from Appian Way and RadicalMedia
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

History Greenlights TV Documentary GRANT in Association with Lionsgate from Appian Way and RadicalMedia (more...)

DANCE TO UNITE's 5th Annual Benefit Raised More Than $120,000
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Dance to Unite raised more than $120,000 in support of the non-profit organization's expanding free after-school dance and education programs at their 5th Annual Benefit: Lead the Way on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Manny Cantor Center, located on the Lower East Side at 197 E Broadway, New York, NY 10002. (more...)

Stratford Festival's Opening Week Begins Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

The Stratford Festival's 66th season opens officially on Monday, May 28, with Shakespeare's final masterpiece, The Tempest, featuring Martha Henry as Prospero. (more...)

Denzil Meyers Premieres UNREEL at the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

A riff on Samuel Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape, UNREEL recreates a foolish young man's uncertain journey to his dark side, on the night before his college entrance exams. A comedic and poignant personal journey, demonstrating the confusing truth of philosopher Soren Kierkegaard's maxim: "Life must lived forwards, but can only be understood backwards."  UNREEL, written and performed by actor, theatre clown, and Comedy Death Star podcast host DENZIL MEYERS premiers at 2018 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Opens June 3rd at Studio C Artists - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, LA CA 90038. Five shows. (more...)

Stephen Greenblatt to Appear In Conversation With Antoni Cimolino
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Stephen Greenblatt, one of the world's most popular and celebrated Shakespeare scholars, is making a special stop at the Stratford Festival on June 1 to discuss Shakespeare, politics and his newly released book, Tyrant, with Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, in an event moderated by Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio's Ideas. (more...)

IN BRAUNAU to Receive World Premiere This July
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

San Francisco Playhouse (Artistic Director Bill English; Producing Director Susi Damilano) announced casting for the second show of its 2017-18 Sandbox Series-the world premiere of In Braunau, written by Dipika Guha. Susannah Martin will direct. (more...)

Robert Lepage's Genre-Defying Production Of CORIOLANUS Hits The Stage In Stratford
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Robert Lepage makes a thrilling Stratford Festival debut with Shakespeare's Coriolanus, featuring Andre Sills in the title role. Created in collaboration with Ex Machina, the production begins previews this Saturday, June 9, at the Avon Theatre, and runs until October 20, marking its official opening on June 22. (more...)

Stratford Festival Hosts World Premiere of BRONTË: THE WORLD WITHOUT NOW On Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The Stratford Festival presents the world premiere of Bronte: The World Without, Jordi Mand's engrossing new play about the famous literary sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Bronte. Directed by Vanessa Porteous, and featuring Beryl Bain, Jessica B. Hill and Andrea Rankin, the production begins previews today at the Studio Theatre. (more...)

Rabbit in a Hat Productions Brings PARADISE LOST to Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

One performer. One hour. One story you will never forget. Fresh from sold out runs and critical raves from the Edinburgh Fringe, New York Frigid Festival, Atlantic Fringe, and Just For Laughs' Zoofest, Paul Van Dyck's extraordinary retelling of the fall of Adam and Eve is like nothing you have ever seen. (more...)

Stan and Lionsgate Announce New Multi-Year Licensing Agreement in Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Stan and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced an expanded new licensing agreement that will bring a robust slate of upcoming STARZ original series and hundreds of hours of additional Lionsgate and STARZ premium programming to the Australian streaming service. With the new deal Stan becomes the Australian home of STARZ Originals. (more...)

Tony-Winning Play THE HUMANS to Bring Tour to San Francisco Next June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

SHN today announced a special engagement of the most acclaimed American play in recent memory: The Humans, which will be coming to the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco from June 5 through 17, 2018. (more...)

Stratford's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Extended For Two More Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The antici…pation is over! The Rocky Horror Show is being extended for two more weeks at the Stratford Festival. It will now run until November 11. (more...)

Bob White Honoured For Lifetime Achievement In Dramaturgy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The Stratford Festival extends congratulations to Bob White, Director of New Plays, who has been honoured for his body of work by LMDA (Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas). (more...)

LMDA Presents 2018 Lessing Award For Career Achievement In Dramaturgy To Bob White
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

LMDA has announced that Bob White received the G.E. Lessing Award for Career Achievement at the 2018 LMDA Annual Conference in Toronto on June 22nd. (more...)

Stratford Festival Offers A Variety Of Accessible Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Stratford Festival's first audio-described performance is scheduled for June 24, one of a number of special performances planned for theatregoers with differing abilities. (more...)

Stratford Festival Offers A Variety Of Accessible Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Stratford Festival's first audio-described performance is scheduled for June 24, one of a number of special performances planned for theatregoers with differing abilities. (more...)

Ghostland Observatory to Release SEE YOU LATER SIMULATOR September 7th
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

'It's called See You Later Simulator,' Aaron Behrens says of Ghostland Observatory's first new album in eight years. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on THE VICE on HBO - Today, June 15, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on THE VICE, airing on HBO today, June 15, 2018! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on VICE on HBO - Today, June 15, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on VICE, airing on HBO today, June 15, 2018! (more...)

David Alan Grier and Steven Weber Join the Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie on Friday, July 27, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 28, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are David Alan Grier as Daddy Warbucks and Steven Weber as Franklin Delano Roosevelt ('FDR'). The production also stars the previously announced Ana Gasteyer as Miss Hannigan, (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on VICE on HBO - Friday, June 15, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jun 12, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on VICE, airing on HBO on Friday, June 15, 2018! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on THE VICE on HBO - Friday, June 15, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jun 11, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on THE VICE, airing on HBO on Friday, June 15, 2018! (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce its 2018-19 Season, kicking off this fall with Chris Hannan's new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey* directs an ensemble of eleven actors in a rich interpretation of one of the world's great literary treasures. (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 Los Angeles Theatrical Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

Casting Announced For Shattered Globe's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for Chris Hannan's new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey* directs an ensemble of eleven actors in this rich interpretation of one of the world's great literary treasures. (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Nominees For 2017-2018 LOS ANGELES THEATRICAL EXCELLENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition includes productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. (more...)

Shattered Globe Theatre Presents CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with Chris Hannan's new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky's masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey* directs an ensemble of eleven actors in this rich interpretation of one of the world's great literary treasures, playing September 6 - October 20, 2018 at SGT's resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Scoop: E!'S Inaugural Telecast of the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS To Premiere on November 11, 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Scoop: E!'S Inaugural Telecast of the PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD STo Premiere on November 11, 2018 (more...)

Lost Dog & Uchenna Among Autumn Rural Touring Dance Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Rural Touring Dance Initiative Phase Two gets underway as it announces its Autumn 2018 touring schedule: (more...)

Stage Raw Announces Its 2017-2018 Theater Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

The 2018 Stage Raw Theater Awards celebrate excellence on the Los Angeles stages in venues of 99-seats or under. This fourth annual edition included productions that opened between January 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018. Stage Raw is a community funded professional journalism website that was created in response to the decline of arts coverage in local mainstream and alternative media.The Awards ceremony was held Monday night, August 20, at Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street in downtown Los Angeles, hosted by Coeurage Theatre Company, and co-directed by Jer Adrianne Lelliott, Thaddeus Shafer and Lauren Ludwig. Winners notated in red below. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Announced For Stratford Festival's 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino is pleased to announce the playbill for the 2019 season. Featuring 12 productions, it's built around a theme of Breaking Boundaries, which will also be explored through more than 150 thought-provoking and entertaining events at the Forum. (more...)

PARADISE LOST Is Now On Stage At Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Previews begin today for the world premiere of Erin Shields's exciting new interpretation of John Milton's Paradise Lost. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, the production opens on August 17, and with three performances added to meet audience demand, it now runs until October 21 at the Studio Theatre. (more...)

Oxygen Media's Docu-Series UNSPEAKABLE CRIME: THE KILLING OF JESSICA CHAMBERS Premieres 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Oxygen Media, the network for high-quality true crime programming, takes a deep dive into the horrific December 2014 murder of Jessica Chambers, the Mississippi teen who was doused with gasoline and set on fire, in the active crime investigation docu-series“Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers,” premiering onSaturday, September 15, at 7pm ET/PT. Inspired by the reporting of BuzzFeed News' Investigative Reporter, Katie J.M. Baker, and directed by Emmy Award®-winning and Academy Award®-nominated Joe Berlinger (BROTHER'S KEEPER, Paradise Lost TRILOGY), the five-part series explores the murder of 19-year-old Chambers and takes an inside look into the trial of Quinton Tellis, a local black man accused of the crime. With tensions high, a small Mississippi town seeks the truth while facing a growing racial divide over guilt or innocence. For a sneak peek of the two-hour premiere, visit here! (more...)

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