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'The Defense's Worst Nightmare': Keith Mitnik Premieres New Website Chock Full of Courtroom Secrets
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

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STRING Opens Next Friday as the Final Show in The Beta Series at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

String takes the stage as the final production in the 2016-2017 season of Village Theatre's brand new program, The Beta Series, which is a one-of-a-kind expansion to the theatre's renowned Village Originals program that supports the development of new works. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Verdi's OTELLO with Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Madison Lyric Stage announced that it will present Verdi's grand opera Otello with orchestra for four performances - June 16, 17 and 23 at 7:30 pm and June 25 at 5:30 pm at the North Madison Congregational Church located at 1271 Durham Road in Madison, CT. (more...)

Angelenos Prepare for A STEADY RAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

A STEADY RAIN to be presented at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Written by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards, American Crime) and Directed by prominent Hollywood acting coach, John Kirby (The Age of Adeline , The Count of Monte Cristo, Stick It). (more...)

American Classical Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Season Under the Baton of Thomas Crawford
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The 50-piece period instrument American Classical Orchestra opens its 33rd season with Berwald's Symphony Singulaire, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 ('Italian'), and Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor, featuring as soloist 12-year-old piano prodigy Adrian Romoff. (more...)

BWW Review: Village Has Your DREAMGIRLS, Boys. And They'll Make You Happy!
by Jay Irwin - May 12, 2017

Back in the day when I was a mere fledgling musical theater geek I was introduced to the show 'Dreamgirls'. You might say this was my gateway cast album that put me on the path toward the musical addict I am today as I practically wore out the CD. So you'll understand if I'm a little picky about this show. I mean, how could someone live up to the magic of Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine? Since then I've seen a few productions that have all been OK but never got me there until now. And true, you can't ever really compare with the originals but the current production from Village Theatre does a mighty fine job. (more...)

Angelenos Prepare for A STEADY RAIN at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

A STEADY RAIN to be presented at the 2017 Hollywood Fringe Festival. Written by Keith Huff (Mad Men, House of Cards, American Crime) and Directed by prominent Hollywood acting coach, John Kirby (The Age of Adeline, The Count of Monte Cristo, Stick It). (more...)

I LAUGH TO KEEP FROM CRYING Comes to Astoria This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

On May 31st at 9pm - for one night only! 'I Laugh To Keep From Crying' a solo comedy show written/performed by Becca Beberaggi and directed by Laurel Andersen will be performed at QED - A Place To Show And Tell. (more...)

R.J. Julia Bookseller Hosts Dick Pirozzolo of 'Escape from Saigon' and More, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

R.J. Julia Bookseller, the nation's most influential independent bookstore in Madison, Connecticut, will host an evening with popular historical fiction authors Dick Pirozzolo of 'Escape from Saigon - a Novel' with Vic Butsch and co-author Tommy Coletti of a 'A Journey to the Gallows,' and Beth M. Caruso of 'One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging.' 7 PM, March 14. Free and Open to the Public. All books will be available for sale during the event. Please register for this free event here: http://bit.ly/2lXMjl8. R.J. Julia Booksellers 768 Boston Post Road Madison, CT 06443 'A Journey to the Gallows' Aaron Dwight Stevens ran away from his Norwich, Connecticut home two times. The first was when he was just a young man not yet 16 years old, but large and mature enough to go to Boston on his own. He convinced the 1st Massachusetts Regiment of Volunteers that he was old enough to fight in the war against Mexico. Dwight served with honor through the war narrowly avoiding capture and certain death. He returned home and mended the strained relations with his family, but after several years, he felt that he had to leave again. 'One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging' Alice, a young woman prone to intuitive insights and loyalty to the only family she has ever known, leaves England for the rigid colony of the Massachusetts Bay in 1635 in hopes of reuniting with them again. Finally settling in Windsor, Connecticut, she encounters the rich American wilderness and its inhabitants, her own healing abilities, and the blinding fears of Puritan leaders which collide and set the stage for America's first witch hanging, her own, on May 26, 1647. This event and Alice's ties to her beloved family are catalysts that influence Connecticut's Governor John Winthrop Jr. to halt witchcraft hangings in much later years. 'Escape from Saigon' During the final 30 days of the Vietnam War in April of 1975, 'Escape from Saigon a Novel' (www.escapefromsaigon.com) follows the lives of those trapped in the besieged city during the fall of Saigon. Among them are Lisette Vo, NBS-TV's first Vietnamese-American war correspondent, and the hard-hitting reporter Sam Esposito of The Washington Legend who infuriated Richard Nixon; an American businessman risking his life to smuggle out his employees; a returning soldier looking for his Vietnamese family, and the remaining U.S. diplomats in Saigon including Ambassador Graham Martin, military liaisons, and CIA operatives. (more...)

Artists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre is partnering with local arts advocacy non-profit Isinglass to offer Egg, the organization's three year-old summer theatre leadership academy. Egg is an intensive seven-week program that teaches high school students the art and business of producing their own theatrical production. This summer 2017 program concludes with a week-long planning session for students to develop theatre and arts advocacy projects which they implement in their own schools during the following school year. (more...)

Rosenthal Collins Group Appoints Matthew Straight CIO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Lineup - 57 World Premieres, 40% Women Directed, Sports Themes and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The 16th annual Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its lineup of 57 thought-provoking and diverse short films in competition, including 36 world premieres. The selected shorts, 40% of which were directed by women, and include filmmakers from every corner of the globe, were curated from a record 4,385 submissions. They will be presented in 10 distinct competition programs, consisting of five narrative, four documentary, and, for the second year, one animated program. In addition, there is the Sports Shorts program as part of the 11th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, sponsored by Mohegan Sun. The Shorts program, sponsored by Nutella Originals, is a part of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 19-30. (more...)

Leading Brands Represent MicroStrategy and Present at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

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Leading Brands Represent MicroStrategy and Present at Gartner Data and Analytics Summit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

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Bid to Meet Glenn Close, Ben Platt, Phillipa Soo and More with Drama League's 2017 Charity Auction
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The Drama League has launched its 2017 Spring Charity Auction, featuring more than 20 once-in-a-lifetime prize packages. (more...)

12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, A Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Announcing the 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, a Spring SoCal Tradition, Keeping the Blues Alive for a dozen consecutive years, taking place Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., in Camarillo. Gates open 10:00 am, music begins at 11:00 am. Tickets $30. (Pre-Sale), $40. (Day of Show). Kids 12 and under, free with paid Adult General Admission. V.I.P. Tickets $125. (online only). Festival proceeds benefits Food Share and other Ventura County area charities (please bring a food item to donate). Info: (805) 501-7122 or visit venturacountyblues.com/. (more...)

Season Announcement and Residence at Strawdog Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Red Theater is proud to announce its 2017-2018 sixth season in Chicago to take place at Strawdog Theatre Company's new location 1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Begins 2017 Season with Noel Coward's Madcap Comedy BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Madison Lyric Stage announced that the first production of its 2017 season is Noel Coward's madcap comedy Blithe Spirit.  Performances will be held April 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm, with a special matinee performance on April 30 at 5:30 pm, at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society located at 297 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT. (more...)

NATA Announces Nominations for 44th Annual DAYTIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) today announced the nominees for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. (more...)

History to Explore Defining Moments in U.S. History in New Anthology Series THE COMMANDERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

HISTORY(R) is developing a new annual scripted television event, THE COMMANDERS, dramatizing pivotal moments in U.S. history that defined the men who served as the most powerful person in the nation, the President of the United States, (more...)

Garden State Film Festival Names RJ Lewis 2017 Screenplay Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) announces that Phillipsburg, NJ resident writer RJ Lewis has been selected as the 2017 winner of the Donna Lisa Rothstein Screenplay Competition for his screenplay Dummy. (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere PROBLEMATIC WITH MOSHE KASHER, 4/18
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

PROBLEMATIC WITH MOSHE KASHER, a new weekly topical series, promises to pull the country out of digital echo chambers and information bubbles and into an actual discussion, beginning Tuesday, April 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem Announces Free Production of THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

Stone's Throw Productions Presents PROBLEM CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stone's Throw Productions presents Problem Child by George F. Walker. R.J. and Denise, two dysfunctional parents from the wrong side of the tracks, are trying to get their baby out of the system and back in their arms. (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem presents THE THREE MUSKETEERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. (more...)

The CW to Premiere Season 4 of MASTERS OF ILLUSION 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, has announced the Season Four Premiere on The CW Network will include two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre presents MINNIE'S BOYS
by Carol Kassie - Jun 26, 2017

Julius, Adolph, Herbie, Leo, and Milton - names that are not at all familiar in the American comedic lexicon.  However, almost any mention of Groucho, Harpo, Zeppo, Chico, and Gummo will immediately elicit nods of recognition, and in most cases happy smiles.   Broward Stage Door Theatre will present the musical Minnie's Boys - the tale of how the sons of Minnie Marx became The Marx Brothers - one of the most beloved and respected comedy acts in history.  Minnie's Boys will open on June 30th and run through August 6th in Stage Door's Theatre 2. (more...)

Dean Cain Returns as Host of MASTERS OF ILLUSION Season 4, Premiering on The CW 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, will return for a fourth season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Madison Lyric Stage will present the iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar for 10 performances July 19-30 at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society located at 297 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT. Show times are 7:30 for performances Wednesday - Saturday, and 5:30 on Sundays. (more...)

Health Disparities Among Patients with Diabetes Can Be Improved by New Approaches and Insights
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

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Hartford Stage Announces Cast for Breakdancing Shakespeare AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Hartford Stage, in conjunction with the Greater Hartford Arts Council's Neighborhood Studios, has announced the cast for Breakdancing Shakespeare: As You Like It. (more...)

MASTERS OF ILLUSION Continues with New Back-to-Back Episodes on The CW
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, continues on Friday, July 7, 2017 with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

St. Luke's to Stage Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

St. Luke's United Methodist Church will premiere its sixth annual summer musical, Beauty and the Beast, on August 4, 2017. The Broadway hit will be the first production in St. Luke's new, 21,000 square foot worship and performing arts venue called Founder's Hall. (more...)

Books-A-Million Kicks off Annual Back to School Book Drive on July 23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

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American Classical Orchestra Opens Season at Lincoln Center with Prodigy Adrian Romoff
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The American Classical Orchestra opens its 2017-2018 season on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center with a concert of Mendelssohn and Berwald, featuring 12-year old prodigy and Mensa competition winner Adrian Romoff in his Lincoln Center debut, led by Music Director and ACO founder Thomas Crawford. The program includes Mendelssohn's Piano Concerto in G minor with Romoff on fortepiano; Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, 'Italian'; and Berwald's Symphony No. 3, 'Singuliere'. (more...)

United Photo Industries Brings THE FENCE Back to Brooklyn Bridge Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

United Photo Industries (UPI), the pioneering Brooklyn-based producer of public photography installations and events, will bring back one of its signature initiatives, THE FENCE, to Brooklyn Bridge Park. (more...)

The Drama League Sets Fall Date for 34th Annual Benefit Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Save the date! The Drama League has announced that the organization's 34th Annual Benefit Gala: A Musical Celebration of Broadway will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017 beginning at 7:00 p.m. in New York City at the The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Lionsgate Announces 'The Wonder Certified Kind Classroom' Educational Initiative
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lionsgate today announced the launch of the educational initiative THE WONDER CERTIFIED KIND CLASSROOM. The program is inspired by R.J. Palacio's worldwide bestselling children's novel and Lionsgate's upcoming film Wonder, starring Academy Award winner Julia Roberts (more...)

VIDEO: Daveed Diggs: New Film WONDER is 'Incredible Lesson in Empathy'
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Author R. J. Palacio stopped by this morning's TODAY along with Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs, who plays a teacher in the upcoming film adaptation of WONDER. (more...)

Education at Hartford Stage Announces Cast and Production Team for Teen Musical Ensemble Production of PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Education at Hartford Stage (Jennifer Roberts, Director of Education) announced today the cast and production team for the Teen Musical Ensemble production of the hit musical Pippin. Tickets are on sale for two public performances at Hartford Stage on Friday, August 11, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, August 12, at 2 p.m. (more...)

Red Theater Adds TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard to Sixth Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

To honor the work of deceased playwright Sam Shepard, Red Theater Chicago will add to their sixth season: TRUE WEST by Sam Shepard, directed by Aaron Sawyer. Currently appearing as a recurring character on Lena Waithe's new Showtime Series, The Chi - Mickey O'Sullivan will portray Lee. Jeff Kurysz will play the role of Austin after appearing in The Goodman Theatre's production of Support Group For Men. (more...)

BWW Interview: Peter Jöback of the Swedish Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Isa Ponturo - Apr 6, 2017

Förra hösten fick jag möjligheten att intervjua Peter Jöback, som spelar Fantomen (The Phantom) i den svenska uppsattningen av The Phantom Of The Opera i Stockholm. The Phantom Of The Opera kommer att spela sin sista förestallning 14 Maj. (more...)

BrainDx Develops Brain-Based Objective Measurement to Aid in Diagnosis of ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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Rosenthal Collins Group Appoints Cary Musser Head Of Strategic Asset Management
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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16th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Announces Juried Awards
by Movies News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The 16th Tribeca Film Festival announced the winners of its competition categories at the awards ceremony tonight at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

We have a first look at the CST production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! Check out the video below! (more...)

National Geographic Announces New Scripted Development Projects from Renowned Storytellers
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The network reveals three new scripted development projects from some of the world's most renowned storytellers and announces new showrunner Dee Johnson to oversee the second season of MARS. (more...)

Village Theatre Pulls Out All the Stops for the Season Finale Production of DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Village Theatre closes out their season with the dynamic R&B spectacular Dreamgirls. With an extraordinary cast of vocal talents, slick costumes, and set designs custom built in Issaquah, Dreamgirls continues the theatre's path of raising the bar on production quality with each passing year. Audiences will be transported back to the 1960s as this award-winning musical offers a moving behind-the-scenes look of the entertainment business. 'I am so excited to be doing such an epic show with some of the most amazing people I've ever worked with,' says director, Steve Tomkins. 'The whole audition process was just wonderful, as each person came into the room and blew the roof off. I can't wait for opening night, because this cast is just going to send it through the roof again. They are truly outstanding.' (more...)

Comedy Central to Premiere PROBLEMATIC WITH MOSHE KASHER, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

PROBLEMATIC WITH MOSHE KASHER, a new weekly topical series, promises to pull the country out of digital echo chambers and information bubbles and into an actual discussion, beginning Today, April 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Priyanka Chopra, Diane Lane Among 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL Jurors; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced its jurors for the 16th edition, comprised of a group of critically acclaimed filmmakers, award-winning actors working across film, television, and stage, accomplished producers, and cultural leaders. (more...)

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