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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Take a Look at Shakespeare Theatre Company's MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to Plunge their lives into madness. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford Star in BLADE RUNNER 2049
by Movies News Desk - May 8, 2017

There are still pages left in this story. Watch the all-new trailer for BLADE RUNNER 2049, in theaters October 6.  (more...)

Kahn & Corsaro Reprise Cabaret Show
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Should we call it "Linda and Maria Explain it All?" They certainly do in their performance of "What the Hell is Cabaret?!", to be performed four times in the coming weeks at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street. (more...)

BBC Worldwide and PBS to Present CALL THE MIDWIFE Christmas Special
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2017

PBS announced today that the popular Christmas special and a seventh season of the critically acclaimed BBC drama CALL THE MIDWIFE will return to PBS.The CALL THE MIDWIFE HOLIDAY SPECIAL will air in late 2017 and the seventh season will air in the spring of 2018. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Announces 2017 New Summer Shorts
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Summer in Arizona means two things: Triple digit temperatures and blazing creativity at Theatre Artists Studio as we present our 11th annual 'New Summer Shorts' festival of 10-minute plays! (more...)

Axelrod presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES with Nat Chandler
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Speaking of 'birds of a feather,' this musical is not so much about birds, as it is about drag queens. Think Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in 'The Birdcage,' add a fabulous Broadway score by Jerry Herman (of 'Hello, Dolly!' fame), a hilarious book by Harvey Fierstein ('Kinky Boots') and a few thousand feathers and sequins, and you have 'La Cage aux Folles,' the Tony-winning musical that too rarely gets a chance on stage these days! (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
by Erica Miner - May 25, 2017

Michael Jinsoo Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US (more...)

Review Roundup: MACBETH with Machine Guns at Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Provocative director Liesl Tommy brings Broadway savvy, storytelling flair and a revolutionary sensibility to Macbeth, Shakespeare's masterpiece of suspense. In a world beset by civil war and invasion, Macbeth and his artful lady begin a series of murders, designed to further their own ambitions, only to Plunge their lives into madness. (more...)

Belvoir Warms Up Winter With A Fiery Comedy THE ROVER
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Lost in a maze of masquerade and revelry, a ratbaggy gang of exiled cavaliers Plunge into the steamy depths of Spanish occupied Naples at carnival-time. They fall into the usual traps of thwarted love and mistaken identity while causing merry havoc across the town. (more...)

BWW Review: Polar Opposites Explore Romance In ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2017

Kat, the woman who's at the center of the wildly fun and unpredictable new two-person musical comedy Ernest Shackleton Loves me, is not exactly in a good emotional place when the show begins. (more...)

The CW Announces 2017-18 Primetime Schedule Featuring New Shows & Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and national media today at the New York City Center in New York City, with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse opening the show with the worldwide debut performance of their new single, "Dig Down." (more...)

Asolo Rep presents TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly presents the final production of its 2016-17 season: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, the stunning new theatrical re-imagination of Jules Verne's classic deep sea tale created by Craig Francis and Rick Miller, who will direct the production, presented by Canada's family-focused entertainment production company Kidoons and WYRD Productions and produced by Jeff Lord.  TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA comes to life on stage by way of visually striking multimedia storytelling, with vivid projections that will take the audience on the voyage of a lifetime. Previews are Wednesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 8 at 7pm, opening night is Friday, June 9 at 7pm and the production runs through Saturday, July 1 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

BWW Interview - Lyricist Glenn Slater Talks GALAVANT CD Set Release, BEATSVILLE & More
by Melanie Votaw - May 14, 2017

Broadway lyricist Glenn Slater speaks with BWW about the much-anticipated release of the full music CD set from GALAVANT, the CD signing for A BRONX TALE, BEATSVILLE, and what it's really like to write for musical theater. (more...)

'Embracing the Race: 40 Devotions for the Runner's Soul' by Lisa Preuett is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

As water quenches a runner's thirst, God's word refreshes your weary soul. CrossLink Publishing is pleased to announce the release in paperback and eBook formats for the Amazon Kindle, the Barnes & Noble Nook, and the Apple iBookstore of 'Embracing The Race' by Lisa Preuett of Taylorsville, KY. Kyle Idleman, best-selling author of Not a Fan, and teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church says, 'Honest and fun to read, you'll find encouragement and challenge that come from Bible passages and through the language of a runner. If you're a runner, you'll love this book. If you're not a runner, there is plenty here for you, too.' The apostle Paul depicts the Christian life as a race to be won. Runners thrive on pounding the pavement, but maybe your weary soul needs a boost. The devotional readings in 'Embracing The Race' will resonate with runners of all levels: hopeful beginners, aspiring 5K'ers, seasoned marathoners, or anywhere in between. You'll be awakened to powerful parallels between running and the Christian life; equipped with relevant scripture and practical life application; encouraged to persevere - regardless of obstacles - and inspired to step out of your comfort zone. You'll ultimately be challenged to Plunge deeper in your relationship with Jesus. Get ready to pound the pavement and embrace your race of faith! Each day's reading offers a scripture to reflect upon, a snippet from the runner's world, and a fresh Biblical insight that correlates with an aspect of running. Each reading ends with challenging questions to provoke thought (Ready?), more scripture (Get set.), and a heartfelt prayer (Go!) Embracing The Race (ISBN: 978-1633570726 Trade Paper, 178 pages, $14.95, Devotional), from CrossLink Publishing, is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. About the author: Lisa Preuett is a follower of Jesus, wife and mom of two. An avid runner, she's completed multiple races from 5K to full marathon. Actively involved in women's ministry at Southeast Christian Church, she thrives on encouraging others in their faith. She resides in Taylorsville, KY. You can connect with her at www.reststopforthesoul.com. About the Publisher: CrossLink Publishing is a traditional Christian publishing company based in Castle Rock, CO. CrossLink publishes a variety of bible study, meditation, and spiritual growth books distributed by AtlasBooks. For more information, visit CrossLinkPublishing.com. Contact: Rick Bates, Managing Editor CrossLink Publishing 888-697-4851 (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club's FULFILLMENT CENTER Announces Full Casting; Performances Begin June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Abe Koogler's FULFILLMENT CENTER World Premiere Bows Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

A friendly reminder! Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC), begins performances tomorrow, Tuesday, June 6, at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street). The limited engagement will open Tuesday, June 20. (more...)

Stunning Animated MUNE: GUARDIAN OF THE MOON to Debut in U.S. Cinemas for One-Day-Only Special Event
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As part of a larger partnership to bring the best animation to the big screen, GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events are bringing “Mune: Guardian of the Moon” to U.S. movie theaters for its cinematic debut. (more...)

FAITHFUL RUSLAN to Mark Centenary of the Russian Revolution
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

In the year marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Belgrade Theatre and Citizens Theatre are bringing to the stage an adaptation of Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog, based on the cult novel by Georgi Vladimov and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson. (more...)

FSLC Announces 'Shot by Carlo Di Palma, From Rome to New York', Coming This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Shot by Carlo Di Palma, From Rome to New York, a retrospective of the late cinematographer, July 28 - August 3. (more...)

Travel Channel Premieres New Season of TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES 7/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Travel Channel has crisscrossed the globe to uncover the earth's most amazing, refreshing and off-the-beaten-path places to dive into in the new season of TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES premiering Sunday, July 23 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

'FAITHFUL RUSLAN' to Mark Centenary of Russian Revolution at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

In the year marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the Belgrade Theatre and Citizens Theatre are bringing to the stage an adaptation of Faithful Ruslan - The Story of a Guard Dog, based on the cult novel by Georgi Vladimov and directed by Helena Kaut-Howson. (more...)

Author Releases Humorous Book 25 Years in the Making
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with Double Feature Fridays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The PIT (Stephen Stout, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their hit film parodies Hold On To Your Butts and Fly, You Fools! for three Double Feature Fridays, starting June 23, 2017. (more...)

Orezone Announces Recent Drilling That Shows Potential for Several New High-Grade Zones at Bombore Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Nat Geo WILD Announces All-New Jawsome 'SharkFest' Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

With the help of scientists and shark experts, SharkFest will deliver the facts and raise awareness about these 'jawsome' animals in more than 131 countries and 38 languages. (more...)

BWW Previews: ROCKLAND BERGEN MUSIC FESTIVAL at German Masonic Park
by Peter Danish - Jun 21, 2017

This weekend the biggest music festival of the year in Rockland & Bergen County will be held at the German Masonic Park in Blauvelt! (more...)

AT&T Audience Network Taps Ed Bernero as New Showrunner for Crime Drama ICE
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

AT&T* AUDIENCE Network and global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) have brought on Ed Bernero ('Criminal Minds,' 'Third Watch,' and 'Crossing Lines') to serve as showrunner for season 2 of the high-impact, serialized crime drama 'ICE.' (more...)

Tit4Twat Theatre Presents LOSERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Grab a voting handset, meet four dangerously desperate contestants and decide their formidable fates. It's the most nail-biting TV game-show of the decade, and no one's going down without a fight... (more...)

Spanish Adaptation of ROMEO AND JULIET & More Set for Theater on the Lake's 65th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

The Chicago Park District today announced the five genre-defying productions comprising the 65th season of Theater on the Lake, the Chicago Park District summer theater festival. (more...)

Situations Announces New Arts Event THE TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Internationally renowned producer Situations (Theaster Gates' Sanctum for Bristol and the 100-year Future Library in Oslo) has developed a new type of arts event for the coastal bay area of Torbay in South Devon. (more...)

BWW Review: TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 11, 2017

Asolo Repertory Offers Another Unique Production With Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (more...)

NICK & ZOE Comes to The Fridge Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Arctic Group has commissioned playwright Daniel Talbott (Slipping and Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait) to write a new short play that will be performed on a double bill with Steve McMahon's Sad Indie Love Song in Series B of their inaugural FRIDGE Festival. The festival runs August 31 - September 10, and Series B will play Thu 8/31 at 9pm, Sun 9/3 at 7pm, Wed 9/6 9pm, and Sat 9/9 at 7pm. (more...)

The Sweetback Sisters Celebrate New Album at Jalopy Theater 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

It's been ten years since The Sweetback Sisters first began forging their distinct sonic universe of golden era country, and on their new album, King Of Killing Time, (Out August 25th on Signature Sounds) they push their sound into more adventurous and playful territory than ever before.  (more...)

ACQUANETTA, FELLOW TRAVELERS, THE ECHO DRIFT and More Among PROTOTYPE Festival's 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now invigorates New York City January 7-20, 2018, with the sixth annual showcase of progressive opera and music-theatre, curated by co-founding directors Kristin Marting (of HERE), Beth Morrison (of Beth Morrison Projects) and Kim Whitener (of HERE), along with newly appointed co-director Jecca Barry (of Beth Morrison Projects). Since its launch in 2013, the Prototype Festival has presented a phenomenal 32 new works across five seasons, propelling the industry forward as a first-rate presenter and influencer. (more...)

Natalie Dormer to Star in New Amazon Series PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK is the latest series to be added to the Amazon Prime Video US line-up following a deal with FremantleMedia International. The epic new series, starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Parts 1 and 2, In Darkness) as English headmistress Mrs Hester Appleyard, is a re-imagining of Joan Lindsay's timeless Australian novel. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- This Really Is Too Much
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2017

BWW speaks to Kate Cox of Gracefool Collective about bringing This Really Is Too Much to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Lembit Beecher Debuts SOPHIA'S FOREST 9/8- 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Former Opera Philadelphia Composer in Residence Lembit Beecher debuts his latest work, Sophia's Forest, this September. This inventive chamber opera scored for five voices, custom-built sound sculptures, string quartet and percussion will premiere September 8 and 9 at 8 p.m. in the Black Box Theater at the URBN Center Annex at Drexel University, 3401 Filbert Street. Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch wrote the libretto. Tickets cost $25 for General Admission and $15 for Students and Seniors. Tickets and more information are available at: lembitbeecher.com/treeofsound/. (more...)

Kohler Co. Announces Grand Opening of LODGE KOHLER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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VIDEO: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling in New BLADERUNNER 2049 Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The past will always find you. Watch the new trailer for BLADERUNNER 2049 below. The action film hits theaters on October 6th. (more...)

BWW Review: Unexpected Stage's OBLIVION a Spirited, Thought-Provoking Meditation on Modern Life
by Andrew White - Jul 17, 2017

Oblivion is about the emptiness that plagues modern life, and the desperate attempts we make to fill that emptiness with something, anything, regardless of how illusory. Director Christopher Goodrich has assembled a dynamite cast, and the intimate environment at the River Road Unitarian Universalist's Fireside Room brings us into close contact with four truly vivid characters. (more...)

THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Mike Bartlett Premiere and More Slated for Almeida Theatre's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said: 'We are thrilled to present three major new productions at the Almeida, including two world premieres and one rare revival. Spanning the Atlantic and beyond, this season is a timely and limitless interrogation into contemporary cultural anxieties and the power we have over our own lives.' (more...)

IRT and the Arctic Group presents POMEGRENADE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The Arctic Group is proud to present Pomegrenade, as part of IRT's 3B developmental series, a new play by Ran Xia. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Tomas Ford
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Tomas Ford about the two shows he is bringing to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Turns Up the Heat This Summer with Five All-New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading mystery and suspense network, announced today the premiere of five sensational new series and the return of two sophomore series just in time for viewers to enjoy the lazy days of summer. (more...)

ONE IN A MILLION: A Rousing Feel-Good Musical Comes to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

One in a Million, a rousing new musical joining the Off-Broadway skyline this November, brings us a little spirituality, a little drama, a little humor, and a lot of joyous music and fun. Friendship, acceptance, status, and love are just a few themes peppering the production. (more...)

AntiGravity Orlando and Red Fish Theatre Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Following the success of last year's sold-out production of The Rocky Horror ShowAntiGravity® Orlando and Red Fish Theatre are again teaming up to bring Central Florida audiences an exiting new take on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's Dream, blending AntiGravity's world-renowned aerial and acrobatic flare with Red Fish Theatre's mission to present existing works in new ways. (more...)

Cast Complete for Hal Linden-Led THE PRICE in Extended Run at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces full casting for Arthur Miller's The Price, which has been extended to receive an additional week of performances due to popular demand. (more...)

The Yard Announces Schonberg (Boston) Fellowship Residency
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The SCHONBERG (BOSTON) FELLOWS is a pilot mentored residency initiative that connects The Yard to the professional dance community of Boston, created in partnership (and appreciation) with the Arts and Culture Program of The Boston Foundation, the city's community trust. The Yard´s Chloe Jones and David R. White have curated the 2017 group of artists, looking both at early choreographic achievement and future creative potential. Peter DiMuro, McKersin Previlus, and the duo of Claire Johannes and Jordan Jamil Ahmed are the first wave of dedicated artists to take the Plunge. Old friend and acclaimed David Parker, the Boston-bred choreographer/singer/percussive dancer who leads The Bang Group (TapTheYard; Nut/Cracked), is the mentoring ghost in the machine. (more...)

Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival to Present New Musical LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

What can we do when it's too late to fix the mistakes of the past? 'Letters,' written and composed by Daniel Schwartzman, is a musical about Frida, a middle-aged writer of children's books long estranged from her parents. (more...)

BWW Previews: 24 HOUR NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at Ten Bucks Theatre Company
by Elaine Bard - Aug 14, 2017

What did Ten Bucks patrons, performers, and participants describe as 'an incredible experience,' 'beyond amazing,' 'a great joy,' and 'a great time'? (more...)

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