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Robot Bartender Somabar Debuts at Gelson's In-Store Premium Wine Bars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019

Somabar, the company behind the world's first commercially affordable robotic bartender, knows what it takes to make a cocktail. Hint, it's not just alcohol. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO on THE CW - Tuesday, February 19, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 31, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, February 19, 2019! (more...)

Keen Company Announces Cast for NY Premiere of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced the cast for the New York premiere of  Surely Goodness and Mercy, a truly Keen story about an exceptional boy living a troubled life in Newark, NJ who does a good deed for an often unnoticed person.   Sarita Covington, Jay Mazyck, Brenda Pressley, Courtney Thomas, and Cezar Williams will star under Jessi D. Hill's direction. The design team includes Lee Savage (scenic), Nicole Wee (costumes), Devorah Kengmana (lighting), and Sadah Espii Proctor (sound). (more...)

Marchant Davis, Fedna Jacquet, and More Lead The Public's AIN'T NO MO'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere play AIN'T NO MO', written by Jordan E. Cooper and directed by Stevie Walker-Webb. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO on THE CW - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 28, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, February 12, 2019! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Stephen Belber's JOAN Starring Johanna Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Two-time Tony Award nominee Johanna Day (Sweat, Proof) takes on the title role in the world premiere Stephen Belber's JOAN, running January 19 through February 16 at HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue). Brooklyn-based theatre company Colt Coeur presents this poignant and probing play about the life of a contemporary American woman, with direction by Adrienne Campbell-Holt (Primary Stages' Downstairs, Colt Coeur's Zurich). Previews begin Saturday, January 19 with official opening set for Sunday, January 27. General admission tickets are priced at $25 and are available at here.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. (more...)

Free Political Forum To Follow Performance Of FROST/NIXON At TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a special post-show political forum for its production of the Tony and Olivier Award-nominated drama Frost/Nixon. Following the 2pm performance of Frost/Nixon on Saturday, February 2 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, audiences are invited to discuss the history and current relevance of the Watergate scandal with Dr. Theodore Glasser of Stanford University and Dr. Terri Bimes of University of California Berkeley in a conversation moderated by Cameron Wells, the assistant director of Frost/Nixon. Glasser, a professor emeritus of Communication whose research specializes in media practices and press accountability, and Bimes, a lecturer and Assistant Director of Research for the Institute of Governmental Studies who teaches about the presidency, will bring their unique perspectives to this free political forum, open to audience members and community members. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Theatre Tulsa
by Dara Homer - Jan 25, 2019

Theatre Tulsa's Beauty and the Beast is Proof that a hardy team of local artists can make Disney magic come to life on stage, and do justice to the beloved source material. The production is an outstanding example of local theatre done well, and it brings the familiar 'tale as old as time' to life with a Disneyfied heart. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Celebrates 125th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and Music Director Louis Langree announced details of the much-anticipated 125th Anniversary Season beginning in September at Music Hall. The 2019-20 season welcomes acclaimed guest artists including Renee Fleming, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Artist-in-Residence Guy Braunstein and Grammy winner Isabel Leonard, among others. The season includes performances of Beethoven's legendary Akademie program, a fully staged production of Ravel's opera, L'Enfant et les sortileges, seven CSO commissions, five world premieres, three U.S. premieres, as well as an experimental new concert series titled CSO Proof. The 125th Anniversary Season marks the launch of new initiatives both on and off the stage that build on the CSO's legacy. Leading up to the season, the Orchestra presents CSO Look Around, a first-of-its-kind event celebrating community, diversity, and inclusivity on August 3. (more...)

Breaking: Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's MAGIC MIKE Musical Will Make Pre-Broadway Premiere in Boston This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Broadway is going to strip down! Producers Channing Tatum, Steven Soderbergh, Gregory Jacobs, Nick Wechsler, Reid Carolin and Peter Kiernan announced today thatMagic Mike The Musical will premiere at Boston's newly refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre this fall prior to a Broadway engagement. (more...)

Broadway In Akron Presents FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical, will be making its way to Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall on March 5 and 6, 2019 as part of the 18-19 Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

FRIENDS Announces Free Tickets For Furloughed Workers
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

FRIENDS! The Musical Parody at the D Las Vegas will offer two free tickets to those who have been affected by the government shutdown. (more...)

Full Cast For Theatre Royal Stratford East's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced the full cast for King Hedley II, which is directed by Artistic Director Nadia Fall. Joining Lenny Henry, who is appearing as smooth-talking hustler Elmore, are Dexter Flanders (Leo), Martina Laird (Ruby), Aaron Pierre (King Hedley), Cherrelle Skeete (Tonya) and Leo Wringer (Stool Pigeon). (more...)

Normandy Meets Kentucky: Calvados Boulard Launches V.S.O.P. Bourbon Cask Finish
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Leading wine & spirits importer Palm Bay International is pleased to announce the addition of Calvados Boulard's V.S.O.P. Bourbon Cask Finish to the current Spirit France portfolio, which includes Calvados Boulard X.O., Calvados Boulard V.S.O.P. and Boulard Auguste X.O. Calvados Boulard is a renowned fifth-generation company, producing the most exported Calvados in the world. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Comes to Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical set to soar on tour this fall, will be making its Sarasota debut at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at VanWezel.org, the Box Office, or by calling (941) 953-3368. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents SHAKESPEARE AND THE LAW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC), in collaboration with the Boston Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society, are pleased to present its 16th annual Shakespeare and the Law series, focusing this winter on the subject of "Belief and the Burden of Proof" through the lens of Shakespeare's plays, directed by CSC's Associate Artistic Director Adam Sanders and produced by McCarter & English partner Daniel J. Kelly.  (more...)

The Suitcase Junket to Release 'Mean Dog, Trampoline'
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

The latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world, singer/songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz imbues those moments with joyful wonder, an endless infatuation with life's most subtle mysteries. And as its songs alight on everything from Joan Jett to moonshine to runaway kites, Mean Dog, Trampolinemakes an undeniable case for infinite curiosity as a potent antidote to jadedness and despair.  (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO on THE CW - Tuesday, February 26, 2019
by TV Scoop - Feb 8, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, February 26, 2019! (more...)

Accomplished Author and Noted Futurist Heidi Toffler Dies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

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New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Nominated Favorite Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera announces its nomination for Favorite Opera Company in the 2019 JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards.  The annual awards program, overseen by Discover Jersey Arts, observes its eleventh year honoring the work of New Jersey's vibrant and diverse arts organizations.  (more...)

VIDEO: The CW Shares the 'Don't Speak' Trailer from ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019

The CW has shared the 'Don't Speak' trailer from Roswell, New Mexico, which is new Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. (more...)

Making Treaty 7 Proudly Presents OKOTOKS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society is proud to present OKOTOKS, a story of survival and resilience that will leave you breathless, from February 26th and 27th, 2019, at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.   (more...)

McCarter Announces Cast For World Premiere Of Ken Ludwig's THE GODS OF COMEDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy! (more...)

Official: Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins Will Lead THE HEIGHT OF THE STORM on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced three productions slated for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2019-2020 season. (more...)

2019 Texas Whiskey Festival Announces 15 Sponsors For April 19th Event at the Star Hill Ranch in Bee Cave Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

The Texas Whiskey Festival today announced the first 15 distilleries participating at this year's event, taking place April 19th at the Star Hill Ranch near Bee Cave Texas. With more distilleries to be announced in the weeks ahead, the event offers a casual and informative evening for whiskey enthusiasts to meet Texas' master blenders and distillers, while enjoying food, cigar pairings and entertainment led by singer, songwriter and storyteller Radney Foster - all designed to complement the craft whiskey brands showcased at the event. (more...)

Hudson Stage To Present PROOF By David Auburn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Hudson Stage announces its spring mainstage production as part of its 20th anniversary season: Proof by David Auburn, directed by Dan Foster. Originally produced on Broadway in 2000, the play received national attention, earning the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award. (more...)

BEHIND THE SHEET Extends Again At Ensemble Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) (William Carden, Artistic Director, Sarah McLellan, Executive Director) and The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation (Doron Weber, Vice-President, Programs) announced today a second extension for the World Premiere of Behind the Sheet, written by Charly Evon Simpson (Jump) and directed by Colette Robert (Mary's Wedding). Part of the EST/Sloan Science & Technology Project (Graeme Gillis, Program Director; Linsay Firman, Associate Director), Behind the Sheet began previews at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (549 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019) on January 9, 2019, and opened January 17. Originally set to close on February 3, the play will now run through February 17, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: ABIGAIL'S PARTY is One Drinks Party You Simply Cannot Miss
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 3, 2019

What better way to spend a Saturday night - or any other night of the week, for that matter - than at Abigail's Party, the latest theatrical offering from Verge Theater Company? Featuring a wonderfully engaging ensemble of actors, Abigail's Party is now onstage through February 17 at The Barbershop Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Merrick Theatre & Center for the Arts's production of Rabbit Hole is brilliant.
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Feb 2, 2019

Rabbit Hole centers on the accidental death of a young child and how his death affects five individuals. This play is not your typical Lifetime movie of the week and it's not supposed to be; thank God! Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, who won a Pulitzer prize for this play, captures the honesty of the grieving process and examines multiple perspectives of how one copes with grief. Through Lindsay-Abaire's lyrical dialogue, the audience learns that it's ok to laugh, cry & remain spirited and resilient when dealing with grief. What's important is that you have to be able to move on, no matter how tragic the loss. (more...)

Elijah Craig Introduces a 10 Year Single Barrel the "Naughty List" Limited Release to its Extensive Award-Winning Portfolio – Available for Purchase at CaskCartel.co
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019

Elijah Craig 10 Year Single Barrel labeled as the 'Naughty List' limited release is available for presale only at CaskCartel.com. This Single Barrel exclusive release is anticipated to be in high demand as it's already begun to presell quickly. Its suggested collectors and enthusiasts reserve their bottle as soon as possible to guarantee availability. (more...)

MTC Announces Lineup For 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series; Works by Jaclyn Backhaus, Lauren Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the lineup for the 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO on THE CW - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
by TV Scoop - Feb 15, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 5, 2019! (more...)

Director Tara Wood Reclaims Rights to Authorized Quentin Tarantino Documentary
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Director Tara Wood has successfully reclaimed the rights to the authorized Quentin Tarantino documentary feature, “21 Years: Quentin Tarantino”. The film, a celebration of Tarantino's works-to-date, looks at the passion behind the worldwide box office dominator. The lightening rod that is Tarantino's career illuminates the discussion of changes in the industry. (more...)

Ida Mae Share New Video for 'If You Don't Love Me', Plan Tour With Greta Van Fleet and Blackberry Smoke
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Husband and wife duo Ida Mae (Chris Turpin and Stephanie Jean), have released an enticing new video for their single 'If You Don't Love Me', directed by Tim Hyland and Luke Courtenay Smith with LNT productions. The video is currently streaming via Clash Magazine who writes, 'The duo cast a spell with their opaque Americana, with their folk-hewn, countrified harmonies, blending two voices as one.' Filmed in one take at a 17th century old shoe maker's mansion in the band's hometown of Norwich, the duo said of the video, “We wanted to capture a sense of late night / early morning, the quiet moment before the sun comes up with a hint of 'Exile on main street'!' (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Announces 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

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Trinity Rep Announces World Premiere of Lauren Yee's THE SONG OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Trinity Rep continues its dedication to bringing new works to the stage with this world premiere from one of the most popular up-and-coming playwrights in the country, Lauren Yee. (more...)

HSC Announces Spring Production - PROOF
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Hudson Stage announces its spring mainstage production as part of its 20th anniversary season: Proof by David Auburn, directed by Dan Foster. Originally produced on Broadway in 2000, the play received national attention, earning the Pulitzer Prize, the Tony Award for Best Play and the Drama Desk Award. (more...)

Success For Women 50+ Conference To Feature 104-Year-Old Speaker
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Charlotte Haymore is bringing her Women 50+ Success Conference to the Denver's Double Tree Hotel, located at 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207. This workshop will take place March 30 through 31, 2019 lunch, insightful workshops, panel discussion and the 50+ Big Slumber Party. The cost of attending is $179. An early-registration special is available until 2/28/19 at $149. The Double Tree Hotel is also offering a hotel special for $99 per room, single or double - and this discount rate expires on 2/28/19. Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Double Tree Hotel directly at (303) 329-5298 and mention the group name "Women 50+ Conference" and the Group Code: WOW. Get additional information and register at www.CharlotteHaymore.com. (more...)

Theater of War Productions Presents PROMETHEA IN PRISON
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Promethea in Prison is an innovative public health project that stages readings of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, an ancient Greek play about a god who is imprisoned for stealing fire from Zeus and giving it to humans.  The reading is used as a catalyst for powerful discussions about the challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities whose lives have been touched by the criminal justice system. For the past decade, this groundbreaking project has been performed to encourage dialogue in a variety of settings throughout the country and the world. (more...)

BWW Review: WITNESS UGANDA, Changing the World One Life at a Time
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 13, 2019

The need for human connection runs deep in WITNESS UGANDA, a musical by Griffin Matthews and Matt Gould based on Matthews' real-life experiences in Uganda. At its center is the idea that we are all part of a global family - one world, one heart - connected by an invisible thread that never lets go. (more...)

LESS THAN ZERO, SEARCH AND DESTROY Will Not Go Forward at Hulu
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Deadline reports that Hulu will not proceed with two pilots, drama Less Than Zero and comedy Search and Destroy. (more...)

BWW Review: There is Good Reason to See Desert Ensemble Theatre's FOR A REASON
by Audrey Liebross - Feb 12, 2019

Desert Ensemble Theatre's (DETC's) world premiere production of FOR A REASON, by DETC's playwright-in-residence and founding artistic director, Tony Padilla, is an uplifting comedy with witty repartee and fine acting by the whole cast. It is well worth seeing. (more...)

Manics Release ELEVEN ELEVEN Off Forthcoming Debut EP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

With a driving bassline and hypnotic synthesizers, Bay Area indie outfit MANICS turn out a shimmering nu-disco groove on 'Eleven Eleven.' The single, alongside recent release “Deja Rendezvu,” will be featured on the duo's debut EP, Binary, out on Dim Mak March 8th. (more...)

State Champs To Kick Off Living Proof North American Tour
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

State Champs are bringing the Living Proof Tour to North America next month. Kicking off on March 1st in Chicago, IL, the New York Pop-Punkers will be delivering their well-known larger than life stage energy combined with some of their biggest stage productions yet to cities across the United States. Delivering high-voltage versions of tracks from their latest release like fan-favorites 'Dead and Gone', 'Our Time To Go' and 'Criminal', the 5-piece band will be supported by Our Last Night, The Dangerous Summer and Grayscale. Multiple cities have already sold out, with all remaining tickets on sale now at http://www.statechampsny.com/. (more...)


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Redtwist Presents NNPN Rolling World Premiere Of HERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

After graduating from high school, Natalie (Simran Bal) gets a summer internship working for Jean (Kathleen Ruhl), her elderly neighbor, on a special project: creating a DIY retirement home for Jean and her two best friends. They set up shop inside Jean's garage, the former home of Jean's ex-husband's Bruce Springsteen cover band, and plan for the next chapter of their lives. Herland is a comedy about women growing up, growing old, and rocking out to the beat of their own drums. Playwright Grace McLeod, a UChicago graduate and the youngest playwright ever to partner with NNPN for a Rolling World Premiere, says that Herland 'highlights the necessity of creating space for women of all ages to find and use their voices. It challenges our perception of what a rockstar looks and sounds like.' Redtwist will be Herland's second of three stops during its rolling world premiere. The play is currently enjoying a critically acclaimed production at The Moxie theatre in San Diego, CA. (more...)

Bay Area Premiere of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO Begins March 7th at Custom Made Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019

Custom Made Theatre Co. presents the Bay Area Premiere of Bess Wohl's comedy "American Hero" which runs March 7th through April 6th at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter St. in San Francisco, just one block north of Union Square. (more...)

BWW Review: Seeing BW/Beck's wonderful ONCE once, is not enough
by Roy Berko - Feb 11, 2019

'On Stage' recently announced that Baldwin Wallace University's Music Theatre program has risen to number one calling it 'a top destination for any student wanting to study musical theatre.' (more...)

Usdan Summer Camp For The Arts Celebrates Long Island First Responders
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

On August 14, 2018 a fire at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts destroyed two historic studios and impacted other buildings and systems throughout the campus of the critically acclaimed summer day camp for the arts. The damage was limited because of the fast and professional work of the Suffolk County fire and police officers. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Delivers a Simple HARLEQUINADE
by Sam Abney - Feb 1, 2019

When the American Ballet Theatre came to Washington, D.C. last year, they served up a delectable Whipped Cream at the Kennedy Center. In 2019, the company has returned with a similarly infectious Harlequinade which, even when viewed independent of Whipped Cream, never reaches the technical heights expected of such a revered company. At Tuesday's performance, the murmurs I overheard at intermission were largely mixed with one audience member calling the dance 'enjoyable but so thin it was like looking through cellophane.' Harlequinade is a fun evening-but it plays more as an introduction to ballet then as a truly triumphant production. (more...)

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