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Joseph Papp Public Theater [Newman Theater] (New York, NY)
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Enter the World of James Bond with Immersive 'SHAKEN NOT STIRRED' in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Come dressed to kill, grab a drink, and take aim at a night of music with everyone's favorite secret agent. Served straight up with a twist, Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond premieres at The Django NYC on September 10th! (more...)

Ohio's Scenic Railway & Wonderland Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Tucked back in the rolling hills of Southeast Ohio Appalachia is historic Nelsonville - a town redefining itself through art, niche shopping and the historic railroad depot offering leisurely rides along the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway.   (more...)

Millbroook Playhouse Teens present GODSPELL JR. on the Ryan Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

While the season is almost over, the fun hasn't stopped at the Millbrook Playhouse.  Artistic Director David Leidholdt and Millbrook favorite Shannon Agnew are teaming up to offer a new and exciting One-Woman show performance titled Shannon Agnew is Back in the Basement. (more...)

Following Casting Controversy; Albee Estate Proves Diversity Is Allowed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported in May, controversy recently erupted over an Oregon production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shoebox Theatre director Michael Streeter posted the below statement after receiving news from the Edward Albee estate: (more...)

LiveConnections to Honor Drexel ExCITe Center's Youngmoo Kim at 2017 BIG HURRAH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

LiveConnections, the Philadelphia-based organization that creates unique programs which inspire learning and build community through collaborative music-making, will honor Youngmoo Kim, director of Drexel University's ExCITe Center, with the 3rd annual Connector Award at this year's Big Hurrah. (more...)

Grammy Winner B.J. Thomas Coming to Harris Center This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

A five-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard's Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, the charismatic performer comes to Stage One at Harris Center with a classic songbook known to nearly everyone. He continues to do 60-80 shows annually throughout the U.S. and internationally. (more...)

Doriaan Releases New 2-Track EP 'Perte' on Bonzai Progressive
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Doriaan releases his new 2 track EP 'Perte' on Bonzai Progressive, who never fall short on releasing massive tracks. Beginning with the track 'Perte', we set off with thumping kick drums joined by shuffling high hats to begin the groove. (more...)

BWW Review: ShakesCar Puts Women Behind THE IRON MASK
by Perry Tannenbaum - Aug 21, 2017

Shakespeare Carolina takes a bold step in their adaptation of Dumas's swashbuckling MAN IN THE IRON MASK, casting two women as the twin brothers who claim the title of Louis XIV. (more...)

Stray Cat Theatre Opens 16th Season with a KISS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

A standing double-date quickly becomes a hilarious farce as four friends unburden their hearts and reveal their secret passions. But is anything really what it seems to be? Politically charged and emotionally urgent, KISS dares us to question whether we can truly understand other cultures. (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Shupe of BILLY ELLIOT at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - Aug 20, 2017

Versatile actor Will Shupe moonlights as a set designer. Some of his secrets are revealed in this fascinating interview. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
by Amy Hanson - Aug 20, 2017

Stemming from a childhood wish to emulate Hulk Hogan, comedian Darius Davies takes us on a journey into pursuing his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, and how it all went wrong. (more...)

EDINBURH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Guillaume Pigé
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 19, 2017

Guillaume Pige blogs for BWW to give us an insight into a typical day at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Roundabout @ Summerhall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 18, 2017

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is a rocking rollercoaster ride through the last thirty years in Britain, from the Thatcherite late 80s, through Cool Britannia, to Brexit Britain.  Focusing on two working-class kids from Hull, Leah and Chris, it portrays their unfulfilled dreams and increasing neuroses, even as an asteroid screams towards the planet.  It's not quite a play, not quite a musical and not quite a rock concert, taking elements from each to create what production company Middle Child describe as 'gig theatre'. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 18, 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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)

Fellowship for Performing Arts to Stage First New York Revival of William Nicholson's SHADOWLANDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today they will return to New York for their third season with the first New York revival of William Nicholson's award-winning play SHADOWLANDS. (more...)

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions Present a New Expanded Production of Disney's ALADDIN - Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions. (more...)

The White Bear Theatre Presents Kenneth Horne Tribute HORNE A'PLENTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

From the team that brought you the West End hit Round The Horne...Revisited comes Horne A'Plenty, with scripts by Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke. Horne A'Plenty is written as a tribute to one of the great Radio and TV performers, Kenneth Horne. (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...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 2016 THE MUSICAL, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 16, 2017

Few years in recent memory have included such a host of dramatic events, so it is perhaps no surprise that the turbulent time that was 2016 has been chosen as the subject of this new musical from Evolution Theatre. (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...)

BWW Review: SOMETHING ROTTEN at The Smith Center
by Jessica Vanek - Aug 16, 2017

I've always been a fan of satire and cheesy comedy, but the Broadway smash 'Something Rotten' by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick took this art form to a whole new level. The show is currently on tour, and made a stop in Las Vegas's beautiful Smith Center. I was lucky enough to get tickets and experience this musical masterpiece. (more...)

Racquet Club Drops Video for 'Head Full of Bees' Off Self-Titled Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rise Records' very own Racquet Club has unveiled the compelling new visuals for their latest single “Head Full of Bees” off their debut self-titled album which drops September 29th. The video is a collage of various footage including shots of the band and Plenty of bees.  (more...)

E FUN Teams Up with NOOK to Offer Reading Material on Nextbook Tablets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

Bridge Street Theatre presents HOW TO PRAY, 9/14-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

When a young married couple find themselves unable to conceive a child, the husband's sister reluctantly agrees to act as a surrogate. Complications ensue in Michelle Carter's quirky comedy "How to Pray", coming to Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for eight performances only September 14 - 24. Winner of the Susan Glaspell Contest for "Best New Play" and a PEN USA Award for Drama, this hilarious and wildly theatrical play received its world premiere at the Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown, NJ in a production which featured actor Steven Patterson as a cat, a dog, a ninety-year-old cancer patient, and a Karaoke-singing pre-op transsexual soup kitchen worker. Mr. Patterson will be re-creating these roles in this new production, only the second the play has ever received. (more...)

THE RONALD REAGAN PICTURE SHOW Begins 8/25 at Museum of the Moving Image
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

???????The outstanding new CNN Films documentary The Reagan Show uses archival footage of President Ronald Reagan, much of it documented by U.S. Naval Photographic unit for the White House and maintained by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. The documentary has inspired a week-long film series at Museum of the Moving Image. The series The Ronald Reagan Picture Show, which runs August 25 through 30, includes a special screening of The Reagan Show (on August 30) followed by a discussion with filmmakers Sierra Pettengill and Pacho Velez, CNN senior media correspondent and host of Reliable Sources Brian Stelter, and presidential historian Tim Naftali. During the weekend prior to this screening, the Museum will present rare screenings of some of Ronald Reagan's most memorable film roles, all presented in 35mm.   (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: RHYS JAMES: WISEBOY, Pleasance Courtyard
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 15, 2017

Well, well, well. If it isn't Rhys James, the guy who said comedy shows are for losers and blurbs are for idiots. Back here with another comedy show, as explained in this blurb. Unbelievable. (more...)

Oliver Release New Track 'Chemicals' ft. MDR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producer/DJ duo Oliver release a new single, “Chemicals,” featuring singer-songwriter MNDR, available via all digital retailers. Listen HERE. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: A JOKE, theSpace on Niddry Street
by Amy Hanson - Aug 15, 2017

Starring Richard Oliver, Robert Picardo and Sylvester McCoy, A Joke depicts three men meeting in a void and attempting to figure out who they are and what has brought them together.  They swiftly realise that they are apparently the set up for an archetypal joke, and attempt to understand the nature of their existence.  The result is something akin to Waiting for Godot crossed with Six Characters in Search of An Author. (more...)

Highlights from Broadway In Chicago's Annual Summer Concert at Millennium Park
by Rachel Weinberg - Aug 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago's Summer Concert on Monday drew probably the largest crowd for the event I have seen in several years of attendance (and they were definitely a fired-up bunch). Musical theater fans across Chicago clamored to see Broadway In Chicago's showcase of ten upcoming touring shows (with a bonus appearance from HAMILTON's Chris De'Sean Lee, who co-hosted with usual emcee Janet Davies of ABC7). Here's my take on the highlights of the concert and which touring musicals should top your must-see list for the coming season. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: HARRIET KEMSLEY: BAD AT DOING, Just The Tonic
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 15, 2017

Multi award-winning stand-up and absolute mess Harriet Kemsley has survived another year and returns with her best show yet. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Gloria Ferrer's 3rd Annual Glorious Bites Challenge Opens For Entries August 15th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Do you love food & wine pairing and know how to pull together creative, crowd-pleasing appetizers worthy of a trophy? Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards is searching for the nation's most glorious appetizer recipe to pair with its Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut and it's willing to pay $5,000 to get it! Starting August 15 th, budding home cooks age 21 and over are encouraged to channel their inner-foodie and submit their signature appetizer recipe for the 3 rd annual nationwide Glorious Bites Challenge. Each recipe entered will be reviewed by a panel of wine and food experts based on originality, perceived taste appeal and perceived ability to pair with the award-winning Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut. For official rules, entry deadlines and more please visit www.gloriousbites.com. (more...)

Harris Center Welcomes The Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin mix martial arts, magic, and dazzling style of Chinese acrobatics for a performance of virtuosic athleticism. The company, established in 1957, has toured from North America, throughout Europe and the Middle East; their artists have shared the stage with Ringling and Barnum & Bailey Bros. Circus, Cirque du Soleil, Big Apple Circus, Swiss Knie Bros., National Circus and UniverSoul Circus among others. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH GEORGE GERHSWIN at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Aug 14, 2017

Well performed but a little academic and study in how styles have changed (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's Tuneful and Entertaining THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 14, 2017

Director Chris McLaurin makes a particularly auspicious debut at the helm of his rollicking - and beautifully sung and winningly staged - production of Gilbert and Sullivan's classic The Pirates of Penzance, now playing at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts through August 27. Charming and engaging, McLaurin's Pirates hews closely to the comic opera's original production (the only one of Gilbert and Sullivan's works to actually have its initial staging on Broadway - in 1879), testament to the libretto's timelessness and its refreshingly contemporary humor. (more...)

Robin's Nest Screening of THE DAVID DANCE to Benefit HelpUsAdopt.org
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Robin's Nest Creator and Host, Robin Westle, has announced that Robin's Nest is going to the movies! Along with a special summer menu, the multi-award winning film The David Dance will be screened in its entirety (108 minutes). Attendees will dine on movie-theater style hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and other fun foods - plus Plenty of popcorn, of course. (more...)

WatermarkPointe: A Luxurious Waterfront Sanctuary Close to Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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THE SCOTT BROTHERS HOUSE PARTY to Bring HGTV Twins to the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Now fans can experience the duo in person during a stop on their nationwide tour, 'The Scott Brothers' House Party,' presented by HGTV, at the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

BWW Review: Whipping, or the Football Hamlet Goes for the Touchdown at Callan Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Aug 14, 2017

Something is clearly rotten in the state of the DFL and perhaps America itself. Whipping, or the Football Hamlet, written, directed, and choreographed by Kathleen Akerley, is entertaining and humorous as it is stirring and thought-provoking. (more...)

Valerie David's Award-Winning PINK HULK One-Woman Show is 'Hulking It' to IndyFringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Actor and playwright Valerie David is bringing her inspiring, comical one-woman show about becoming a two-time cancer survivor to the IndyFringe Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jay Johnson Brings EXCESS BAGGAGE to Group rep For One Night Only August 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Jay Johnson made his Broadway debut at the Helen Hayes Theatre starring in the show he both wrote and performed, "Jay Johnson: The Two and Only" which garnered him the 2007 Tony Award for Best Theatrical Event. Four months prior to the Broadway opening, the show played the Colony Theatre in Burbank and won the Los Angeles Ovation Award for Best Solo Show. The previous season, the show had been produced Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theatre Company where it earned rave reviews and a coveted Lucille Lortel Award. Jay Johnson is a writer, comic, ventriloquist, poet, magician, and puppeteer. He has written and performed in TV specials for NBC, CBS, and HBO, and has hundreds of appearances on variety specials and talk shows including "The Tonight Show" (with Johnny Carson and with Jay Leno) and "The David Letterman Show." He has been featured in more than 30 national commercials. Jay's acting credits include appearances on "CSI", "That 70's Show", "Dave's World", "Night Court" and others too numerous to mention. Jay Johnson is best remembered for his role as the schizophrenic ventriloquist Chuck and Bob' on the ABC classic TV comedy "Soap". (more...)

Bryan Kearney & Plumb Vs. Reorder's 'We Are All Over Again (Siriu2 Mashup) Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The mysterious DJ and recording studio wizard Siriu2 is one to watch over the coming months as he is set to take over the Trance music by storm. (more...)

Izzy Bizu Drops White Tiger (Cat Carpenters Remix); Touring with Coldplay
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Her debut album, “A Moment of Madness” is out now; and today, the South London born singer/songwriter is debuting the Cat Carpenters remix of her hit 'White Tiger,' which you can stream HERE. (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY Closes with Spirited and Charming NEWSIES!
by Chris Gibson - Aug 11, 2017

The original film version of NEWSIES wasn't exactly a blockbuster when it was released in 1992, but it developed a substantial cult following, especially as kids and adults alike discovered its many charms on cable and DVD. Actually, the fact that it wasn't a huge hit initially is why it seems like such a great, and logical, choice to rework for Broadway, where its transformation resulted in Tony Awards for best score (music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman) and choreography back in 2012. Perhaps this is proof that the material might have been better served as a stage production from the start. As The MUNY's current, and final, presentation of the season it packs an entertaining wallop that brings the season to a close on a delightfully high note. Audiences certainly will find Plenty to enjoy, and I cannot recommend this show highly enough! (more...)

BWW Review: Uncomfortably Hilarious AVENUE Q Opens at Amelia Community Theater
by Heather Vollman - Aug 11, 2017

"What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?" is the strikingly articulate song that follows the opening number of AVENUE Q, which opened last night at Amelia Community Theatre. I uncomfortably shifted in my seat, as my B.A. is…also in English (insert face-plant emoji). AVENUE Q, winner of three Tony Awards (including Best Musical), is a blunt, provocative, and at times hilarious, coming-of-age tale of how much it sucks to grow up and be an adult, told through the lens of jaded and satirical puppets and humans, who live in what is described as an "Outer-outer borough of New York City). Basically, it's X-rated Sesame Street. Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with book by Jeff Whitty, this musical has received favorable acclaim nationally and internationally alike. (more...)

Drilling Company's THE TEMPEST Rolls Into Bryant Park This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Shakespeare's The Tempest, a production by The Drilling Company in Bryant Park, with new music by Natalie Smith and arrangements by Michael Chorney (of Hadestown), will run for three weeks, beginning August 25th. (more...)

Park City Institute to Present Five for Fighting's John Ondrasik at Deer Valley Resort
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Platinum-selling recording artist John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting returns to the St. Regis Big Stars, Bright Nights Concert Series, on the Deer Valley Resort stage, Saturday, August 26, 2017. Ondrasik will perform with a string quartet. (more...)

Stephen Bogardus and More Featured on IRVING BERLIN REDISCOVERED Album, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'Irving Berlin Rediscovered' - being released today - features such Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), Giuseppe Bausilio ('Hello, Dolly!'), and Jon Peterson ('Cabaret'), plus such nightclub and cabaret stars as Seth Sikes and Natalie Douglas. (more...)

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