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They revert to their childhood namesóMaxie, Petie, Mitchieóthese three buddies, who havenít seen each other since their high school graduation party 20 years ago. Itís time to get wasted and relive the fun-the sunlit days of autumn leaves, moon pies and girls in lambswool sweaters. But itís risky, trying to get in touch withómaybe even understandótheir past selves. Memories arenít always reliable, hurt runs deep and apologies come hard in this scathingly funny look at high school reunions and the complex nature of male friendship.

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Begins Next Week at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

A friendly reminder that previews begin Wednesday, September 13, for Center Theatre Group's production of "Head of Passes" by Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Tina Landau, "Head of Passes" opens Sunday, September 24 and continues through October 22, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Smoking Apples presents IN OUR HANDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The tale of a humble fisherman as he fights against the tangled nets of legislation, quota and big corporations and finds salvation in sardines. UK TOUR: 13th September to 13th October (more...)

THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN to Open This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The World Premiere of Michael Yates Crowley's The Rape of the Sabine Women, By Grace B. Matthias opens on Sunday, September 10 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE to Open A Red Orchid Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2017-2018 Season with Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. (more...)

Cast Complete for PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS, Starring Denise Gough at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse continues its rich history of partnering with the UK's foremost theaters and theater makers, presenting the American Premiere of the National Theatre/Headlong production of Duncan Macmillan's People, Places & Things. Directed by Jeremy Herrin, the production was one of last season's must-see shows in the West End, following a hugely successful run at the National. Casting is now complete for the American Premiere at St. Ann's. (more...)

ABC's 'The View' Welcomes Hillary Rodham Clinton In Her First Post-Election Talk Show Appearance, 9/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

ABC's ¬ďThe View¬Ē welcomes former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton live on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EDT), for her first talk show appearance since the election. (more...)

BWW Review: Fire, Fury, and Painful Memories Drive Wilson's JITNEY
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 7, 2017

BNS Productions has assembled a strong, deep, and engaging cast for August Wilson's JITNEY, and director Corlis Hayes keeps it chugging at a rush-hour pace. (more...)

TAMAR OF THE RIVER to Give Reunion Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tamar of the River Reunion Concert on November 1, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: FOLLIES, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2017

Theatre has a long memory. Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's 1971 musical has been through myriad incarnations, donning and shedding numbers, an interval, an ill-conceived upbeat ending, and yet the original vision has lingered. It comes to extraordinary life in a blockbuster National Theatre revival that proves Follies isn't just still here - it's thrilling, heartrending and utterly vital. (more...)

CMT San Jose Announces 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Children's Musical Theater San Jose (CMT San Jose), a nationally acclaimed theater company honored 10 times by the NEA and the oldest operating performing arts organization in San Jose, announced its 50th Anniversary season of shows. (more...)

You Can't Sit With Them... Meet the Plastics of MEAN GIRLS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

As BWW just announced, the highly anticipated stage adaptation of MEAN GIRLS will begin previews next spring on March 12 and open April 8 at the August Wilson Theater.  Meet the cast of the Broadway production below - as we round up performances for each of the plastics and more! (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward's #LegacyLeaders Video Slates Screening Tour to Celebrate Negro Ensemble Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Project1VOICE (P1V) have announced a screening series tour for the #LegacyLeaders video of Douglas Turner Ward coming to three cities this fall. (more...)

Meet the Cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 25!
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

DANCING WITH THE STARS is gearing up to celebrate its 25th season, and the new celebrity cast are sparkling up their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (more...)

Tim Atwood Set To Release New Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

During his career, Tim Atwood has played behind some of the greatest Country Music performers of all time. But, in 2017, Atwood's star as a vocalist is shining brighter than ever as a solo artist on his own ¬Ė with several shows, television appearances, and a new album project by year's end. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACKBIRD Disturbs, Asks The Most Urgent Questions
by Robert Encila - Sep 3, 2017

Most of us probably harbor an old skeleton or two, though we see no urgent reason to empty that closet before we can go about our business. Secrets are part of the dubious norm we share. (more...)

20th Anniversary Edition of THE DJ AWARDS Set for Hi Ibiza, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Everything is ready for the annual DJ Awards ceremony, which this year celebrates its twentieth edition on a new stage, at the most talked about new venue to hit the island this year, H Ibiza. (more...)

Jason Gotay to Play Title Role in ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH at Laguna Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) have announced that Kira Kosarin (three-time Kid's Choice Award-nominee of Nickelodeon's hit show 'The Thundermans'), Jason Gotay (World Premiere of Stephen Schwartz's The Prince Of Egypt, title role of Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Barry Pearl ('Grease') and Josh Adamson (Big Fish, Taboo) are set to star in Lythgoe Family Panto's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. (more...)

Halle Morse Joins the New Class of THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tonight, September 21, The Marvelous Wonderettes, currently playing Off-Broadway at Theatre Row, welcomes Halle Morse to Springfield High School as Cindy Lou Huffington. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marilyn D'Honau on Dancing in the Original WEST SIDE STORY
by Bob Rizzo - Sep 21, 2017

Marilyn D'Honau is not only the youngest surviving cast member of the original production of West Side Story, she was also the youngest when the show opened in 1957. D'Honau was a sixteen- year-old high school senior when she was cast as Clarice, one of the Jet girls. Though she'd been performing professionally since she was twelve, she credits having good ballet training for her successful audition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gareth Gates Launches Giant Panto JACK AND THE BEANSTALK in Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Yesterday, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre launched a GIANT of a pantomime at Dudley Zoological Gardens with leading man Gareth Gates. The pop-star and musical theatre favourite will be taking the title role in JACK AND THE BEANSTALK which also stars Lisa Riley, Doreen Tipton, Graham Cole, Ian Adams and Adam C Booth at the Grand Theatre from 9 December 2017 - 14 January 2018. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below! (more...)

Sebastian Chacon Joins THE RAPE OF THE SABINE WOMEN Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Playwrights Realm has announced that Sebastian Chacon will join the cast for the final performances in the Realm's World Premiere production of Michael Yates Crowley's acclaimed The Rape of the Sabine Women by Grace B. Matthias. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Aflac Signs On as Sponsor of Disney XD's DUCKTALES Animated Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Get ready to quack up Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S., has signed on as the sponsor of Disney XD's hit new animated comedy-adventure series, DUCKTALES. (more...)

Bravo Premieres REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA Season 10, 11/5
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Bravo Media supersizes the drama, fun and shade with three consecutive premieres on Sunday, November 5. At 8pm ET/PT (more...)

Hard Rock International And Sony Music Entertainment Turn Up The Music With New, Reimagined Rock Star Suites
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

In support of Hard Rock International's continued global expansion, the two powerhouses known for their deep-rooted music heritage are uniting to put a radical new spin on the traditional presidential suite by integrating vibrant life-sized content, mixed media and memorabilia featuring the world's most iconic music artists. Sony will also bring their unique musical aesthetic to various facets of properties worldwide, ranging from design elements and original content creation to experiential events and innovative music integration into Hard Rock Hotel & Casino properties. (more...)

Association For Recorded Sound Collections Announces 'Whisperin' Bill Anderson'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has awarded Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson and author Peter Michael Cooper with Best Historical Research In Recorded Country Music for their work Whisperin' Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music. (more...)

Alt-Indie Rock Group Rusted Root Comes to SOPAC 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Iconic Alternative-Indie Rock group Rusted Root burst onto the music scene with their first album Cruel Sun (1992), and are still going strong. They have cultivated the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity, which has allowed them to organically shapeshift into their own distinct and undeniable sound. The legendary Rusted Root will appear at SOPAC on Sunday, October 15 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Kevin McDonald's KEVIN MCDONALD SHOW Announces Special Guest: Ben Gibbard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Join us for a live recording of Kevin's Podcast Seattle 9/11 - Join Kevin McDonald (The Kids In The Hall) as he hosts a live, old-school variety show complete with famous friends, musical acts, original sketches and improv, and uninhibited tomfoolery. Joining Kevin will be Very Special Guest: Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Unexpected Productions' improvisers. Get ready for way too much visual humor for a podcast (but a blast on our stage). Produced in conjunction with Forever Dog Productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Phylicia Rashad in HEAD OF PASSES at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney's Head of Passes opens Sunday, September 24 at 7 p.m. at the Mark Taper Forum. Directed by Tina Landau, the poetic and powerful new play, which is part of Center Theatre Group's 50th anniversary season at the Taper, continues through October 22, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of IN OUR HANDS Poses Aboard The Cutty Sark
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Smoking Apples presents In Our Hands, the tale of a humble fisherman as he fights against the tangled nets of legislation, quota and big corporations and finds salvation in sardines, on tour across the UK, now through 13th October. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

EMMY AWARD Roundup - Which Broadway Stars Took Home the Trophy?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The 69th annual primetime Emmy Award winners were announced live from Los Angeles on CBS. Stephen Colbert served as host of the annual event. As usual, Broadway was well represented among the nominees and winners. (more...)

Selina Albright's 'Conversations' Makes Christmas Tour with Koz 'Possible'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

It is mid-September yet R&B-jazz singer Selina Albright has already booked her holiday season travel plans thanks in part to a pair of buzzworthy singles at multiple radio formats along with enthusiastic reviews for her debut album, Conversations, (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Reprise His Role in the Anniversary Tour of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

According to the Brisbane Times, Australian theatre legend Tony Sheldon will be coming home to reprise his role in Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical! (more...)

Emmy Nominee Polly Draper and More to Star in 20TH CENTURY BLUES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Producer Lida Orzeck and Executive Producer Eva Price have announced the cast of the New York premiere of the new play, 20TH CENTURY BLUES, from Susan Smith Blackburn Prize-winner and two-time OBIE Award-winning playwright Susan Miller (MY LEFT BREAST). (more...)

Original LENNON Stars Will Chase, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Reunite in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of LENNON, which opened on Broadway in 2005, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, October 9th, 2017, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Original WEST SIDE STORY Stars Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence and More Will Reunite for Dancers Over 40 Event 'COOL!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Sixty years ago this month, West Side Story opened on Broadway to become one of the best-loved musicals of all time. To celebrate this historic event, Dancers Over 40 will assemble a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime panel of original cast members nearly to the day of their 1957 debut. (more...)

Nahko of Medicine for the People to Release Debut Solo Album 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Nahko's debut solo album My Name Is Bear, set for release on Friday, October 20th, is a16-track collection that reflects the soul, authenticity and spirit that Nahko's fans have come to know. (more...)

The Marcus King Band Family Reunion Announces Full Day Lineup & Single Day Passes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

This October 6 & 7, The Marcus King Band and their family & friends will descend on Pisgah Brewing in Black Mountain, NC for the inaugural The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, a 2-day music festival featuring a lineup curated by King himself. (more...)

Tony Nominee Walter Willison Comes to the Metropolitan Room this Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison celebrates his 50th year in show business with WALTER WILLISON: MUSIC IN MY HEART, his first solo cabaret appearance since 1978, at The Metropolitan Room on Tuesday, September 19th at 7pm. (more...)

PBS and Time Inc. Present BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE, 11/15
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE, Part Two of A YEAR IN SPACE, chronicles astronaut Scott Kelly's return and adjustment to life on Earth after spending 12 months on the International Space Station (ISS), the longest space mission in American history. Exploring the effects of long-term space travel on the human body, the film also introduce (more...)

PaleyFest NY 2017 Announces Full Schedule; Tix On Sale Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Paley Center for Media today announced the schedule for PALEYFEST NY 2017, which will take place October 6-16, 2017. (more...)

Vulture Whales' Wes McDonald Unveils Side Project Terry Ohms' New EP 'A Lot More Than Enough'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Terry Ohms started as a side project to Vulture Whale, who were early leaders in the burgeoning Birmingham, Alabama underground scene. (more...)

Thin Lizzy's Brian Downey Adds Alive and Dangerous London Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Due to exceptional demand Brian Downey's ALIVE AND DANGEROUS add a second London date at the Nells Jazz & Blues in London on Saturday 25th November. (more...)

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Recording Gets Special Edition Vinyl This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Broadway Records will release a special limited edition vinyl release of The Lightning Thief - The Percy Jackson Musical this winter. (more...)

BWW Review: COYOTE UGLY at The Alley Theater
by Keith Waits - Sep 11, 2017

After a two-year stint in California, J Barrett Cooper's directorial touch has returned to Louisville stages. The founder of Savage Rose Classical Theatre here turns his attention to material that is world away from the period pieces that dominated his work in the last ten years. Coyote Ugly is a brutal, unstinting journey into the darkest of hearts. (more...)

Stephen Colbert & Samantha Bee to Bring 'SAD! A HAPPY EVENING' to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Montclair Film today announced that Stephen Colbert, host of CBS' 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert,' will host an evening with Samantha Bee, host of TBS's 'Full Frontal With Samantha Bee' on stage at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in downtown Newark, NJ on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Bowzer's Holiday Rock 'N' Roll Party to Return to Ruth Eckerd Hall This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Bowzer's Holiday Rock 'N' Roll Party hosted by Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm starring Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Original Comets, Sha Na Na Reunion with Johnny Contardo & Henry Gross, Joey Dee and Bowzer & The Stingrays. Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 16 at noon. (more...)

Ben Gibbard to Guest on Live Recording of Kevin McDonald's Podcast for Unexpected Productions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Join Kevin McDonald (The Kids In The Hall) as he hosts a live, old-school variety show complete with famous friends, musical acts, original sketches and improv, and uninhibited tomfoolery. (more...)

Photo Flash: My, My! MAMMA MIA Opens at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Kicking off the 2017/2018 season with the unforgettable songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows Sophie and her journey to nd the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. What Sophie hopes to be a joyful Reunion before her wedding quickly turns hilariously complicated. (more...)

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