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Slam - Broadway

SLAM is a funny, heartfelt coming-of-age story about 17-year-old Sam, a kid from a troubled background who finds refuge and hope in the world of skateboarding. When he falls in love for the first time, with a girl named Alicia, it seems like everything's looking up - until she gets unexpectedly pregnant. Suddenly Sam has to grow up fast. Along the way, he finds guidance through imagined conversations with Tony Hawk, his idol. Nick Hornby's witty novel is an exploration of young adulthood and what it means to wrestle with dreams and disappointments. The musical will reset the story in the U.S.


by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Emmy Award-winning poet and author Boris a?oeBluza?? Rogers has joined Blumenthal Performing Arts as Director of Creative Engagement, a new position in Blumenthal's Programming Department designed to help create, develop and launch new programs that will enlarge and expand Blumenthal's impact on the community. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
The Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society announced today the programming for the Fringe Festivala??s September dates, which are September 10-20 and take place on Granville Island at Performance Works, Picnic Pavilion, and Yellow Crane Pad. Tickets are $15 and available online at The Fringe membership fee, which is required to purchase Festival tickets, starts at $7.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
On September 21 and 28 at 7:00 PM, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present '2020 Poetry Jam: She Speaks, He Speaks, We Speak, Generations Speak.' 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2020
The Tulsa Performing Arts Center will present a series of free performances, titled the a?oeArts in the Air' series.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff and a generous grant from the Jeniam Foundation and Arts Memphis, will continue to offer its patrons digital content through the Fall, in response to current COVID-19 opening protocols.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
The Da Vinci Art Alliance has announced details for their first ever Da Vinci Fest Live, a celebration of art and science, coming to Philadelphia from October 22 through October 29, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Habibi's Angels : Commission Impossible is Talisman Theatre's first commissioned play. Talisman is bringing together the creative forces of Kalale Daltona??Lutale and Hoda Adra.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Acclaimed bassist/composer/leader Robert Miller and his Project Grand Slam rock/jazz/Latin fusion ensemble released their latest album, East Side Sessions, in July, right in the middle of the pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, is delighted to announce the plays selected for its 19th Annual National Showcase of New Plays.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Broadway Dance Center has announced Leaps for Lebanon, a series of dance classes that will benefit those affected by the August 4 explosion in Beirut.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present, for the very first time, an online version of its popular UConn Fall Puppet Slam on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET on the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry Facebook Live (
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
The Broad Stage and esteemed LA-based publisher Red Hen Press continues season two of the Red Hen Press Poetry Hour with an online episode on Thursday, September 24 at 6pm PT in which host Sandra Tsing Loh leads a program with five unique artists about the intersections between feminism, performance, identity and poetry in the time following the #MeToo Movement.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2020
South Camden Theatre Company presented its first ever Virtual Variety Slam - Black Lives Matter on September 4.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 11, 2020
In an impressive debut in the medium, Blaine Alden Krauss gets his feet wet in a great new online show.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
'Coastal Elites' is coming to HBO! The special presentation debuts September 12 at 8:00pm ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The 2020 Helen Hayes Awards, recognizing the outstanding work on Washington area stages in 2019, continued its four-week virtual event series. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
City Parks Foundation (CPF) is pleased to announce the final line up for SummerStage Jubilee.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Kicking off October 15-25, LitFest 2020a?"coming online this yeara?"invites Canadian bookworms to events from the comfort of home featuring nonfiction notables Lindy West, Vivek Shraya, Michelle Parise, and more. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Downtown Urban Arts Festival/DUAF has announced the top winners from its 18th season including Oregon-based Melissa Rose won Best Play for her play Baggage and Brandice Peltier (from New Jersey) won Best Short Play for Grocery Run. In the film category, Skin, directed by Guy Nattiv, won Best Short Film.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Once again Ripple Effect Artists brings powerful art immersed in social justice. Ripple Effect has partnered with radio allowing them to 'broadcast' quality works to audiences.
by TV News Desk - Jul 4, 2020
In just days, the world will get to tune in for the phenomenon that is Hamilton, when it arrives on Disney+. The critics however, have already gotten their shot at the new film.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
The Howard County Arts Council is has announced that slam poet Gayle Danley will be the featured guest performer for the 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala, presented by Howard Bank. This year's gala, originally scheduled for March but postponed due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, will be held virtually; ticket holders can view the entire performance on Thursday, August 27 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Celebrity Series of Boston announces the continuation of a?oeCelebrity Series at Homea?? with a series of 18 paid and free digital concerts and events in the fall of 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
From July 31 to August 2, 2020, the Firehall Arts Centre celebrates Pride weekend with performances that empower, entertain, and celebrate Pride. Taking place in the Firehall's courtyard*, here is the weekend lineup:
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Project Grand Slam (PGS), the celebrated Jazz Rock Latin band with a New York City groove, announces the release of their new album, East Side Sessions, on Friday, July 31 (Cakewalk Records). PGS is the brainchild of acclaimed bassist/composer Robert Miller.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
With the rise in COVID-19 cases around Memphis, Shelby County, and throughout the United States, the uncertainty of community compliance, and the overall health and safety of staff, artists, and designers, the executive leadership of Circuit Playhouse, Inc. has decided to cancel upcoming productions and programs through October.  The theatre's 52nd season will begin sometime in November.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Nosotros, the oldest National Latinx Arts Advocacy non-profit organization co-founded by Ricardo Montalban,, is hosting its Second Annual Ya Tu Sabes Monologue Slam, that showcases the talent of emerging Latinx writers and actors and gives them the opportunity to be mentored by top industry executives in the business.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
The MAC Award-winning Piano Bar Live! continues this Tuesday, July 21st at 7:15 pm ET, with this week's Guest Host Michael Orland and featuring Ashley Argota, Dan Bauer, The Bleam Sisters, Hadiza Dockeray, Robin Lyon, Julie Sheppard, Nancy Timpanaro, Peter Allen Vogt, Mystery Guests & MORE!.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
Even in the midst of a global pandemic, an economic collapse and social justice unrest throughout the US and the world - we are all trying to find ways to celebrate and stay positive.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
Forestburgh Playhouse has announced its Forestburgh Under the Stars events for summer 2020. The Seventy Five and Thrive Broadway Concert Cabaret Series is a series of benefit concert events benefiting the Forestburgh Playhouse and hosted by the Forestburgh Tavern.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
A celebrity roster of actors, athletes and musicians, along with leaders in mental health from across the country, joined WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation's capital, today to launch WELL BEINGS, a major campaign from public media addressing the health needs of Americans.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
In its 9th year the St Lou Fringe Festival explores the pioneering new medium of virtual performing arts. Current events have inspired our artists to explore the issues of Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, Trans Rights, and even the making of an opera about a St. Louis Pulitzer Prize winning poet in their presented works. The St. Lou Fringe Virtual Festival kicks off on Zoom August 15, 2020 and runs through August 23.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) presents The Whidbey Telecom Summer Nights Series June 27 - August 15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
The Hill-Stead Museum's 152-acre campus, located in Farmington, CT,  will host a completely outdoor summer series. Playhouse on Park will join with a reading of Todd Olson's new play ALTHEA & ANGELA on Sunday, July 12th (Rain Date: Monday, July 13) at 6:30pm (Gates Open at 6pm). This reading of ALTHEA & ANGELA is directed by Sean Harris. Includes a post-show talk back with the cast and director.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Today (July 1) in live streaming: Lin-Manuel Miranda is the special guest on The Chaos Twins, Lauren Patten visits Backstage Live, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public media station in the nation's capital, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will host a one-hour virtual national town hall to launch WELL BEINGS, a major public media campaign addressing the health needs of Americans, beginning with the Youth Mental Health Project.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
The National Capital Puppetry Guild (NCPG) presents The National Capital Puppetry Festival, the Guild's inaugural puppetry festival! There's something for everyone in the three action packed days over the weekend of August 21-23, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Nine leading UK poets have teamed up with Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre to present three short films showcasing their work.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
Open Flame is a free storytelling event presented by Diversionary Theatre. It's a chance for the community to gather around the proverbial campfire and spin stories inspired by a unique theme or community at each event. Tune in to listen, or sign up to share a story of your own.
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus have released their thought-provoking new 'The Emergency EP'.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Director of The Ford Cynthia Fuentes today announced the launch of a new season of digital programs celebrating the diverse community of artists served by The Ford. The online programs were created in response to the venue's closure due to COVID-19 and will be posted on a variety of platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
The Vancouver Fringe Theatre Society is excited to announce its plans to move forward with staggered dates for the 2020 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Limited live performances and events will take place from September 10 to 20 and extend to select dates in the subsequent months: October 1-10, October 29-November 8, and tentatively November 26-December 6.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
Regional Tony Award-winner Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces its 35th Anniversary Season with a dynamic line-up of artistic offeringsa?"both ina?'person and virtuala?"including plays written and inspired by Shakespeare, new musicals, a timely contemporary opera, and engaging digital content for audiences, students, and teachers.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Five months after its forced closure on 17 March, Bristol Old Vic is set to reopen with a series of experimental performances this August and September.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
FringeArts in Philadelphia has announced details for their 24th annual Fringe Festival, which runs September 10 through October 4.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
Rising star DJ/producer Chico Rose teams up with fellow GRAMMY-winning Dutch phenomenon and mentor Afrojack, together they return with another slam dunk record in the shape of Speechless'. The two artists go back for years already, presenting a timeless tune, packed in an addictive dance groove, blending with Pop peculiarities, that sure to wow crowds all over the globe.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
Regina George herself, Mariah Rose Faith, is sharing ten tunes that are getting her through quarantine!
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson - Aug 12, 2020
a?oeIa??m going to branch outa??a?"the famous last words of every newly-minted college student.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
La Jolla Playhouse has announced two more world-premiere productions in its Digital Without Walls (WOW) series, including You Are Here: A Homebound Travelogue, a Playhouse commission by LA-based artist Marike Splint, and The Society of Wonder, a Playhouse commission by the San Diego-based Animal Cracker Conspiracy.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
La MaMa has announced its 59th season, 'Breaking It Open,' which explores how new work is created, performed and viewed in a global pandemic. Through La MaMa Residency Grants, Artist Residents will be given the time, space, and resources to make work using new creative tools and formats at the intersection of online and live theatre performance.