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 5, 2019
The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry and the UConn Puppet Arts Program will present the 2019 UConn Fall Puppet Slam on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 at 8 p.m. in UConn's von der Mehden Recital Hall located at 875 Coventry Rd, Storrs, Conn. 06269. The UConn Fall Puppet Slam will feature short works by professional puppeteers and performers from around New England, including Lilypad Puppet Theatre, Austin Costello, Anatar Marmol-Gagné, and Katayoun Amir-Aslani, as well as new works by Puppet Arts students and puppet animation films by students from UConn's School of Fine Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Soho Rep. announces its 2019-20 season, kicking off with Zawe Ashton's for all the women who thought they were Mad.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Greater Springfield, Massachusetts is the birthplace of basketball. And now, the birthplace of an extraordinary new event to celebrate one of the great games on Planet Earth. Introducing HOOPLANDIA, the largest 3-on-3 basketball competition and celebration on the East Coast - planned for June 26-28, 2020 and hosted by Eastern States Exposition and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
BRIC is pleased to announce a free concert by iconic R&B songstress Bettye LaVette on Saturday, October 19 at 3PM, co-presented by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, to kick off the 2019 BRIC JazzFest. The announcement completes the programming for the fifth edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, which continues the 41st season for the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn. The Festival takes place over the course of a week (October 19-26) and continues to be what the New Yorker calls a a?oeproudly eclectic gathering [that] remains unbounded by convention.a?? This year's edition will feature concerts, film, poetry, and conversation, culminating in a three-day music marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces comprising BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn).
by DC Felton - Sep 29, 2019
In 1879, a door slam was heard around the world when Henrik Ibsen's 'A Doll's House' concluded for the first time. While the play is known for its ending, Iowa Stage is using it to open two new beginning for them, the beginning of a new season, and the beginning of a new location. I feel that this added to the buzz and excitement for 'A Doll's House,' and the upcoming 'A Doll's House: Part 2' being done in repertoire. The combination of a new performance space and a new season made this a dazzling evening of theatre.
by Marianka Swain - Sep 26, 2019
This new illustrated companion volume to Irene Sankoff and David Hein's Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, which tells the remarkable true story of a small Newfoundland town that welcomed stranded air passengers on 9/11, is just as beautifully and thoughtfully crafted as the show itself.
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 25, 2019
I think I've seen Jewels at least 200 times in my life. Notwithstanding all the performances-excellent, good, mediocre, or just beyond mention, the ballet always yields rewards in its seemingly abundant outpouring of music and dance. We all know Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky from so many Balanchine ballets. Who would have thought of Gabriel Fauré?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
An American comedy of Latina proportions! Bursting with laughs, more laughs, music and escándalo (scandal), Latina Christmas Special, written and performed by acclaimed comedians Diana Yanez, Maria Russell and Sandra Valls and directed by Geoffrey Rivas, makes its NYC debut at the SoHo Playhouse for a four-week run beginning Dec. 13.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
During the month of October, Towne Street Theatre presents Autumn Outings, four weeks of diverse performing arts pieces with as much colorful range as the leaves of the autumn season. From slam poetry, to exploration of women's experiences, to stories told in hip hop rhythms, everyone can find shows that are just their style.
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Greg Silverman's Stampede and Peter Lawson's Steel Springs Pictures announced today that they will produce and co-finance the feature film ALICE, which Krystin Ver Linden will direct from her original screenplay. The film will mark Stampede's second feature to go into production and the first feature made under Peter Lawson's Steel Springs Pictures banner. Filming is due to commence in Louisiana in early 2020.   
by Alan Portner - Sep 15, 2019
Kansas City Repertory Theatre opens its 2019-2020 season with an ambitious production of a difficult, intense, family drama by Tennessee Williams, one of the twentieth century's most renowned talents. a?oeCata?? won a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1955 and is said to have been Williams' favorite.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Fully Sikh by Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa is a co-production between Black Swan and Barking Gecko Theatre and will have its world premiere from 10 to 27 October in the Studio Underground, State Theatre Centre of WA.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Blackshaw's Scare Slam comes to the London Horror Festival. A night of chilling storytelling, produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning composer/pianist/educator Arturo O'Farrill and the non-profit The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) announce the kick-off to their 18th Anniversary live performance season with an unprecedented program of progressive artists banding together for change: SONGS OF LOVE & RESISTANCE.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Star of the Day's Spotlight Cabaret brings you STRANGER SINGS - A Halloween Cabaret and Open Mic Night!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Following a successful inaugural Indy Story Slam, Storytelling Arts of Indiana will host five more during its 2019-20 regular season, in partnership with Garfield Park Arts Center and WFYI. The first one on September 19 was well-attended, amid the music, food truck, beer vendor and sunshine, at Garfield Park Biergarten. Going forward, the remaining slams will be the third Wednesday of October, November, February, March and April at Garfield Park Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with SHOW- SCORE.COM, recently launched ALL NEW YORK'S A STAGE, the first-ever campaign dedicated to raising the visibility of our vibrant local theater industry, which is made up of small venues, companies and related organizations throughout the five boroughs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Soho Rep. kicks off its 2019-20 season with the U.S. Premiere of Zawe Ashton's for all the women who thought they were Mad. Directed by Whitney White (What to Send Up When It Goes Down), Ashton's play is a feverish inquiry and exposé. In it, multigenerational African diasporic voices gather around a woman, Joy. With Ashton's trenchant, irreverent, and lyrical writing, Soho Rep. continues its tradition of presenting works by playwrights whose experimentation with language, social commentary, and piercing wit turn the theater into a space that brims with possibility and danger.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
The National Youth Theatre (NYT) today announces full casting for its 2019 REP Season which opens this month with the London premiere of Neil Bartlett's adaptation of Great Expectations followed by an Artificial Intelligence-inspired and female-led production of Frankenstein both at Southwark Playhouse (18 October to 30 November). A third production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, will run at the Criterion Theatre (6 December to 17 January 2020) directed by Matt Harrison working in association with Kneehigh. This year's season will also see the NYT REP stage relaxed performances for the first time and features the most number of performances ever in its seven-year history. The 2019 company of 16 actors, aged 18-25, includes newcomers Guy Clark, Ella Dacres, Natalie Dunne, Jordan Ford Silver, Jamie Foulkes, Alice Franziska, Billy Hinchliff, Jadie Hobson, Bede Hodgkinson, Tiwalade Ibirogba Olulode, Julia Kass, Sarah Lusack, Jemima Mayala, Joseph Payne, Sonny Poon Tip, Raj Singh.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
For the past 11 years A Free Bird Organization worked hard to give pediatric cancer patients the ability to pursue their artistic passions and heal with the arts. Now they announce their fifth annual Gala, Diamonds, where children will be able to achieve their artistic potential of shining as bright and being as strong as a diamond.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
What Will the Neighbors Say? is thrilled to announce our second bi-annual symposium, 'Agency in Storytelling.' The symposium is being produced by WWTNS? in association with Becky Abramowitz and Kori Rushton of IRT Theatre, who will host the event. The symposium will consider who can, and should, tell which stories - on stage and screen, in literature and through visual art. The discussion will examine the intersection of privilege, visibility and influence, and how that directly affects the access and space given to certain stories and their stakeholders. The symposium will be held on Wednesday October 9th, 2019 at 7pm at IRT Theatre, located at 154 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014. Tickets are pay what you wish, and are available at Following the discussion, there will be a reception with the panellists at the venue with an open bar which all patrons are welcome to attend.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 3, 2019
The daring, cutting edge performance artist is back at Joe's Pub with a sequel to her 2013 rape culture show Asking For It.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Darlinghurst Theatre Company presents the Australian premiere of the landmark production a?" I'M WITH HER.  Directed by Victoria Midwinter Pitt, I'M WITH HER is a compelling collection of real-life stories from remarkable Australian women.  From bartenders and Prime Ministers, to world champion athletes and nuns, these are stories of resilience and resistance in the age of #MeToo and #Time'sUp.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Comedy-Rap-Jazz duo and Guardian Pick of the Fringe and Telegraph Best Jokes of the Fringe 2019 Harry & Chris embark on their third nationwide tour following their third sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their latest blend of award-winning wordplay, awe-inspiring musicality, eyebrow-raising bromance and unashamed joy. Their fourth show This One's For the Aliens will be performed across the UK from 3rd national tour from 26th September to 21st December. Tickets can be found at
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Come find out what happens when puppeteers take over The Hatbox Theater for a weekend! Three days of unique performances with shows that cater to all tastes. Friday evening starts the foray with Madison J. Cripps bringing the strange in a?oeA Slice of Crazy Pie in 7 to 11 Actsa?? (18+ show, no maturity required).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Soho Rep, responding to popular demand, announces a one-week extension of Zawe Ashton's for all the women who thought they were Mad, directed by Whitney White (What to Send Up When It Goes Down).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Rob Ruggiero, TheaterWorks Producing Artistic Director announced today that the $5.7 million renovation of the theater's historic home is nearly complete - on time and on budget. TheaterWorks is welcoming the public to attend an Open House on Wednesday Oct 16 from 4-8pm to tour the space.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Emergence Dance Theatre presents the 25th anniversary of Dance Chicago, an annual celebration of dance curated by Artistic Director John Schmitz, November 2 -17 and the return of Dances from the Heart, Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The use of artistic expression as a means to bring about social change will be the topic of a lecture at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) as part of the college's Fall 2019 Distinguished Lecture Series.
by TV Scoop - Aug 8, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, airing on NBC on Friday, August 23, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
BRIC announces additional programming, marathon daily lineup, single day tickets, and other details for the 2019 BRIC JazzFest, the fifth annual edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, which continues the 41st season for the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
The Lincoln Theater presents the 5th Annual Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering on Saturday, September 7th, as musicians, poets, and storytellers regale the audience with their experiences of hard work, heartbreak and hilarity in the West. Part of the world renowned Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering, this event embodies the spirit and heart of a uniquely American way of life.
by TV Scoop - Aug 7, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, airing on NBC on Monday, August 19, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Aug 6, 2019
Get all the scoop on NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE, 8/5-8/25, airing on NBC on Tuesday, August 6, 2019!
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Montaigne (aka Jessica Cerro) is sure to be a name and voice you soon won't forget. At only 23 years old, the Australian Latinx-Filipina singer-songwriter has already dominated the charts on her home turf with each single on her debut album Glorious Heights hitting #1 most played on triple j while her certified-Gold single 'Because I Love You' hit #25 on triple j's 'Hottest 100' charts.It's no surprise Montaigne has surpassed 15 million streams on her most popular track  - the songstress won the 'Best Breakthrough Artist' ARIA Award (equivalent to the US Grammy), was also nominated for Cosmopolitan's 'Fearless Woman Of The Year' Award, and commended by Sia personally following her triple j 'Like A Version' cover of 'Chandelier.' 
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed and multi-Emmy® Award-winning entrepreneurial-themed reality show, today announced the addition of four brand-new guest Sharks, including founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, Katrina Lake; founder and CEO of KIND, Daniel Lubetzky; international tennis champion and founder of Sugarpova, Maria Sharapova; co-founder and CEO of the personal genomics company 23andMe, Anne Wojcicki. The guest Sharks, who are icons and trailblazers in their respective business fields, will appear individually alongside Sharks Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O'Leary in various episodes during the 2019-2020 season. Rohan Oza, iconic Smartwater and Vitaminwater brand builder, and serial entrepreneur Matt Higgins, co-founder and CEO of RSE Ventures, also return for the show's 11th season. Produced by MGM Television and Sony Pictures Television, the unrivaled and beloved show, which has become a culturally defining series, returns SUNDAY, SEPT. 29 at 9 p.m. EDT.  Episodes can also be viewed the next day on, the ABC app and Hulu.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
The 2019 Theatre Week Kickoff Party celebrates the launch of the 2019-2020 theatre season and the start of Theatre Week in the Washington region. The event will take place on Saturday, September 7, 11am-4pm at Arena Stage Mead Center for American Theater. It is a free event and tickets are available through the TodayTix app and website.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Broadway stars performing alongside performance poets on the world-renowned Bowery Poetry stage (308 Bowery) in the heart of the East Village. On Sunday, September 29, a one night only showcase will take place combining the best talents from the glitziest Broadway houses with the best spoken word artists from underground stages all over NYC to show just how blurred the lines between these seemingly separate worlds really can be when you let artists be artists.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Jamie Brickhouse returns to the San Francisco Fringe Festival with I Favor My Daddy presented by redBrick Agency, a year after he won both the a?oeBest Ofa?? and a?oeSold Outa?? 2018 SFFF Awards for Dangerous When Wet: Booze, Sex, and My Mother. Lily Janiak in the San Francisco Chronicle called the show a?oeso polished it almost feels too big for the Fringe...Brickhouse [has] a vocal range finely calibrated to the unique needs of each beat...he writes with fiendish pith.a??
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
After selling out the legendary Webster Hall earlier this summer, Emo Nite LA has announced they will be returning to the Big Apple to help launch the very missed Late Night series. Taking over the Grand Ballroom on Saturday, November 23rd, this will be an event unlike any other. American Express cardholders will have early access to tickets beginning Wednesday, August 21st at 10am with all remaining tickets going on sale this Friday, August 23rd at 10am.Line-up will be announced at a later date.
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
After numerous tours supporting artists like A Day To Remember, Knocked Loose, Movements, Real Friends and more, Blackpool five-piece Boston Manor has announced their first full-length headlining North American Tour. With support from label-mates Microwave and Selfish Things as well as the ever-captivatingHeart Attack Man, this winter tour will kick off in Boston on November 20, traveling to cities across the United States and Canada before wrapping up back on the East Coast in Hartford, CT on December 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Natasha Kanapé Fontaine adapts her poetry collection Bleuets et Abricots for the stage. Manifestation combining poetry, slam, singing, theater and performance, the artist brings together the main mediums by which she has been expressing herself for many years. She will stretch the thread of her inner song to call the female spirit of the Innu territory: a process of reconstruction, a migration in a reconquest of oneself and the ancestral Innu culture of the artist. A show becoming a unique ceremony, where the poem becomes the invocation drum on a stage inhabited by the performer and haunted by ancestors. In the wake of imposing global emancipations of the colonial power, the memory is reborn, the stories and the rites return. They give back to the Aboriginal women their identity as pillars of the clan and of the present.
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Comedian DAVE ROSS (Drunk History) announces the release of his debut album THE ONLY MAN WHO HAS EVER HAD SEX + flipbook on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS on AUGUST 23. Dave Ross is a comedian with a seemingly endless well of unbelievable stories and thoughts about men in society today. A seasoned stand-up, Dave shares all this and more on his debut as he flawlessly moves through topics including cooking shows, tweakers & the best fried chicken in Florida, bros & masculinity, questioning his sexuality, the joy of being soft and more -and the live audience is all-in from beginning to end. Worthy of multiple listens, Dave Ross' debut album is available as a digital download with 152-page companion flipbook written and designed entirely by Dave.
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
 Fuse Media, a cross-platform entertainment media brand for the multicultural millennial and GenZ audience, announced today that the Fuse channel has set premiere dates for its new fall lineup.  Additionally, Fuse has unveiled the guest star list for new series Made From Scratch, renewed popular series Complex x Fuse for a fifth season, expanded the digital documentary series Soundcheck To Stage to linear and will premiere The Candidates, a new documentary in its Fuse Docs franchise.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
La MaMa announces its 58th season, featuring more than twenty world and US premieres, and dozens of artists, playwrights, choreographers, directors, award-winning theater companies and composers, including Philip Glass, Andrei Serban, Estelle Parsons, Germaine Acogny, Evan Yionoulis, Theodora Skipitares, Anne Bogart, Charlotte Brathwaite and many more.
by Fraser MacDonald - Aug 14, 2019
Bugsy Malone is an engaging, exciting and hilarious piece of theatre. Captivate Theatre has once again brought an old classic into the 21st Century with a simple yet effective production.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Peak Performances begins its 2019-2020 season with the joining of two revolutionaries of avant-garde performance, influential theater and opera director Anne Bogart and the pioneering choreographer Elizabeth Streb, in their first-ever collaboration, FALLING & LOVING (September 24-29).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
FoolsFURY Theater Company today announced the appointment of Claudia Alick as Guest Festival Director of the 2020 FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater. Alick joins foolsFURY Co-Artistic Directors Ben Yalom and Debórah Eliezer in the festival's planning and programming with a focus on lifting up artists of color and artists from marginalized communities. FURY Factory will take place July 7 a?" 19, 2020 in San Francisco, CA.
by Kelly Rogers Flynt - Aug 10, 2019
PEELING by Kaite O'Reilly is a deep look into the lives of disabled actors and the issues they face both on and off stage. The three-actor show is a play within the play as we see the actors both in their staged performances and in their interactions between scenes. The show begins with one actor missing the opening cue for places because she is deaf and no thought was given as to how the stage manager would communicate with her. From that initial slam of reality, PEELING pulls no punches as the actors tackle a manifold of issues facing the disabled community.