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Spotlight On Productions Presents JOYFUL NOISE!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Three award winning singers interpret songs of love and belonging that reach into the rich history of Broadway and pop gems from yesterday and today. 2017's prestigious Tomatoes Got Talent winner Cabaret singer Teresa Fischer joins recent NY theatre award winners Jenny Greeman and Mary Sheridan for this unique and riveting evening of entertainment. (more...)

Shadowbox Live Celebrates World Premiere with Community Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

With less than a week until opening night of Circle of Blood, Shadowbox Live is in high gear finalizing show components as well as community engagement components that support the collaborators and celebrate this world premiere production. (more...)

Novato Theater Company to Stage Broadway Classic CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2017

Novato Theater Company continues its 2017-208 season with Chicago, Broadway's longest-running American musical, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. Set in Prohibition-era Chicago, the musical is based on a 1926 play about actual criminals and their crimes. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the 'celebrity criminal'. Chicago includes memorable songs like 'All that Jazz,' 'When You're Good to Mama,' and 'All I Care About is Love.' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with GREASE's Original Sandy, Carole Dumas
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 24, 2017

Rob and Kevin go together with Broadway's original Sandy, Carole Demas, on this week's fascinating episode. Carole looks back not only on her time with Grease, and what it was like to create one of Broadway's most iconic heroines, but also Carole discusses the resilience she created within herself when she was let go from both the revival of NO, NO, NANETTE and Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE. (more...)

BWW Review: ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE Shines at The Merry – Go – Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 23, 2017

The Merry - Go - Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York ends their 2017 season with Always...Patsy Cline the musical based on a true story of the legendary Patsy Cline. The show shines light on the talented singer Patsy Cline and the memorable music she brought to the country music industry during her very short life. Director Douglas S. Hall brings the toe-tappin' and comedic musical to life with the two stellar female cast members (more...)

Angela Rye and Kevin 'Coach K' Lee to Be Honored at A3C's Welcome to ATL Reception
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

To kick off the 13th annual hip-hop music festival and conference, ChooseATL and A3C will host their official Welcome to ATL Reception, at the Toyota Music Ballroom in Atlanta, GA on October 4th, 2017. (more...)

'Ink Master: Angels' Talk About Upcoming Series And More
by Danielle Kfare - Sep 22, 2017

'Ink Master: Angels,' which is a spin-off off Spike's original tattoo competition series 'Ink Master,' features four of Ink Master season 8's top female competitions which include Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America's most talented tattoo artists (more...)

Yolanda Rabun Returns to Theatre Raleigh, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Raleigh's own celebrated National Recording Artist, Yolanda Rabun, is back in the Kennedy Theatre by popular demand! (more...)

Political Activist Angela Rye And Music Trailblazer Kevin "Coach K" Lee To Be Honored At A3C's Welcome To ATL Reception
by Danielle Kfare - Sep 22, 2017

To kick off the 13th annual hip-hop music festival and conference, ChooseATL and A3C will host their official Welcome to ATL Reception, at the Toyota Music Ballroom in Atlanta, GA on October 4th, 2017. This reception will honor two extraordinary individuals who have made social and cultural impacts in the community. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special - Sep 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor Spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego to Preview THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Film
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Organizers of the third annual GI Film Festival San Diego (Oct. 18-22) announce a special preview screening of Thank You for Your Service on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at Regal Carlsbad 12 (2501 El Camino Real). (more...)

Boston Globe Pulizer Prize-Winning Journalist Michael Rezendes Comes to the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

McAninch Arts Center (MAC) located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage showcases Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael Rezendes in The Man Behind Spotlight a special lecture event Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Rezendes will address the role of the investigative reporter and the power of journalism in a world of Fake News and talk about his newest projects, including reporting on the children of Catholic Priests and the reimagining of healthcare in Bridgewater State Hospital. A book signing with Rezendes will take place in the MAC lobby immediately following the program. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre presents David Mamet's OLEANNA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Oleanna, October 14-November 5, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. Tickets are $35-$65 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. Student, senior, and group discounts are available. Subscription packages that include Oleanna are also available. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Raises Hopeful, Exquisite New Production of ONCE
by Michael Quintos - Sep 21, 2017

Though the Tony Award-winning musical adaptation of writer/director John Carney's well-liked indie film ONCE is a musical that this reviewer has liked quite a bit from past productions, it took seeing South Coast Repertory's brand new regional production---now on stage in Costa Mesa through September 30---for this reviewer to not only like it, but to truly adore it. From casting to staging and everything in between, SCR's enjoyable new mounting, under the astute direction of Kent Nicholson, is somehow much more emotional, thoughtful, and remarkably riveting than past touring productions. And though, yes, it is essentially the same source material, SCR's exquisite new iteration of this small, but genuinely endearing musical is by far the gold standard of how this show should look and feel in any and all future productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Lady Chirlane McCray Helps Launch MCC Theater Partnership to Bring the Arts to At-Risk Youth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

First Lady Chirlane McCray and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor's Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced today a partnership between the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and MCC Theater during its 2017/18 season to increase access to arts and culture to at-risk youth. Gracie Mansion hosted the launch event on Wednesday, September 20th, featuring a performance of selected scenes from the Off-Broadway production of Charm, followed by a youth-focused panel discussion. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - 9/25-9/29
by TV Scoop - Sep 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC on 9/25-9/29, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Hossan Leong & Nathalie Ribette of FOREVER YOUNG by SingTheatre
by Mathilda Chua - Sep 21, 2017

SingTheatre presents a hilarious jukebox musical Forever Young that will knock you off your chair! (more...)

The Chuckleheads Celebrate 10 Years of Laughs with Benefit for 'A Child's Place'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Planet Improv is celebrating the 10th birthday of its premier troupe, The Chuckleheads, with a comedy show at Central Piedmont Community College on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8pm. Proceeds from this show will be donated to local children's homelessness relief nonprofit organization, A Child's Place. (more...)

5 Reasons to Celebrate National Pumpkin Beer Day from Growler USA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

From lattes to lip gloss, pumpkin season is here, and beer is no exception. Growler USA , a national craft beverage franchise, is encouraging brew lovers across the country to raise a glass of pumpkin beer to celebrate National Pumpkin Beer Day Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

2017 Ballarat Cabaret Festival to Showcase the Best of Australian Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Save the date! The Ballarat Cabaret Festival is back in the Spotlight, taking centre stage in Ballarat from 5 - 8 October. (more...)

GourmetGiftBaskets.com Launches National '15 & Me Selfie Search'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

One of the top U.S. online gifting companies is celebrating its first 15 years of business in a fun, unique way, shining the Spotlight on the countless customers who have contributed to this major milestone. At 11:15 a.m. (ET) today, "GourmetGiftBaskets.com's 15 & Me Selfie Search" will launch, offering more than $2,000 in prizes. (more...)

'Hired Gun' Original Music Score by The Crystal Method THE CRYSTAL METHOD Out 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

In the documentary film Hired Gun: Out of the Shadows, Into the Spotlight, an elite group of 'First Call, A-List' musicians share their behind-the scene stories of touring, what it takes to play next to the world's most iconic musicians and create some of the world's most popular songs. (more...)

8th St. Louis Teen Talent Competition Announces Call for Entries
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation (FoxPACF) is pleased to announce the 8th Annual St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. Registration is FREE and is now open online for all high school students in the St. Louis Metropolitan area at foxpacf.org. This contest follows a competition format with students vying for more than $30,000 in college scholarships, cash awards, and prizes as well as performance opportunities while showcasing talented teens in the bi-state metro area who excel in performing arts. Contestants must be enrolled in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the 2017-2018 school year and must attend a high school/home school within a 50-mile radius from the Arch in all directions. (more...)

Reaching Out MBA Announces 2017-18 Fellowship Class
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Reaching Out MBA, the only international organization committed to educating, inspiring, and connecting LGBTQ MBA students and professionals, has released its 2017-2018 fellowship class. (more...)

Alberta Needs Gas-and-Dash Laws
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

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L.A. Opera presents Company Premiere of THE PEARL FISHERS starring Nino Machaidze and Javier Camarena
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

General Director Pl cido Domingo has announced final details about LA Opera's company premiere of The Pearl Fishers, a rarely performed early work by Georges Bizet, the composer of Carmen. Mr. Domingo will conduct the first four performances of the opera (October 7, 15, 19 and 22), with the final two performances (October 25 and 28) conducted by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon. Performances will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). (more...)

Dickie Beau: BLACKOUTS Premieres at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

As part of the 2017 edition of the French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF)'s celebrated Crossing the Line Festival, FIAF and Abrons Arts Center are thrilled to present award-winning, UK-based drag fabulist and virtuosic lip-syncher Dickie Beau in the US Premiere of his solo show Blackouts, Thursday, October 5 through Sunday, October 8, at Abrons Arts Center. (more...)

Kelly Clarkson, Derek Hough & More Set for AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season Finale on NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Superstars Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Dunham and Season Two winner Terry Fator are set to perform on the live two-hour season finale of the most-watched season in the 12-year history of summer's #1 show, NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (more...)

LA.-A-GO-GO Celebrates California's Rock, Soul and Surf Pioneers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

When the history of Los Angeles rock 'n' roll is told, bands like the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and the Doors typically are mentioned as founding fathers. As great as those bands are, many other acts have played important roles too. The inaugural LA-A-GO-GO concert shines a Spotlight on some of these beloved local music heroes in a remarkable gathering happening November 4, 2017 at the Regent Theater in downtown L.A. (more...)

HouseLogic Helps Homeowners Love Their Bathrooms
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Colin Hay Comes to Capitol Center For The Arts, 10/ 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Australian musician / actor Colin Hay, who performed in the 1980s as lead vocalist of the band Men at Work and later as a solo artist, is coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, October 14 at 8PM. The show is being presented in conjunction with Meadowbrook Productions. (more...)

Cast Complete for 5th Avenue Theatre's New Staging of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced full casting for its evocative new production of Ragtime, which begins rehearsals today. A tale of family, heart and perseverance at the turn of the 20th century, Ragtime is a vital story about the headstrong and determined individuals and their families who helped make the United States a diverse and thriving nation. (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...)

BWW Review: Sunny, Sublime THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Dazzles at The Gamm
by Veronica Bruscini - Sep 19, 2017

Pawtucket's Gamm Theatre opens its season with Oscar Wilde's comedic masterwork THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and the company delivers an utterly superlative production. Everything about this EARNEST is absolutely right in every way. The Gamm's cast is magnificent, the stagecraft of the finest quality, and the direction flawless. If there is one theatrical experience not to be missed in Rhode Island this year, the Gamm's EARNEST is it. (more...)

See Alvin Ailey, Michael Feinstein, and More in 'NJPAC@20: Friends in Concert!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Symphonic music, tap, R&B, modern dance, American Song and all that jazz, performed by an array of artists beloved by audiences around the world, will be experienced for one night only in NJPAC@20: Friends in Concert! on Saturday, Sept. 23 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). (more...)

Johnny Clegg Brings Farewell Tour to Capitol Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

South African musician Johnny Clegg is coming to the Capitol Center on Saturday, October 21 at 8PM as part of a farewell tour. The performance is presented with Kirschner Concerts. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Middle Tennessee State University's CONNER McCABE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 18, 2017

Take, for example, Conner McCabe, a 20-year-old junior at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro: the new academic year has barely been in session for a month and he's already preparing for his role as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Yet somehow, even with the typical schedule of a harried college student, he managed to find time to answer our queries as the latest actor in the Spotlight for this edition of Collegiate Theatrics (more...)

SHOWTIME to Premiere GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM, 10/21
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Today, SHOWTIME announced the newest film to join its growing slate of music specials and documentaries, GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM, premiering on Saturday, October 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet. (more...)

GM Invests in STEM Education to Boost Women in Tech
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

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Spotlight on the Fastest Growing Segments in the Life Sciences
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

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UBCP/ACTRA Announces 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Proudly representing BC's performers, each year the UBCP/ACTRA Awards Gala honours five members for work done in the past year. This peer-adjudicated performer awards show shines the Spotlight on the talented performers here in BC, and provides an opportunity for industry professionals to share in the celebration with the nominees and winners. The 6th annual red carpet gala takes place on November 18, 2017 at the Vancouver Playhouse. (more...)

Tori Keenan-Zelt's New Play SEPH Coming to American Theatre of Actors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Do you want to grow things or kill things? As a teenage goddess, Seph lives in her family's in-between. With her mom, she makes grass grow and flowers bloom. (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Temptations Musical - at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A new musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Bob Weir Honored as United Nations Goodwill Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Yesterday, Bob Weir was horored as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed legendary musician and founding member of the Grateful Dead and Dead & Company to help raise awareness and mobilize support for the UN agency's work to end poverty while fighting climate change. (more...)

Preview: The Real Frozen Sisters Music Video 'For The First Time In Forever'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Hey Disney, Meet NYC's Real Life Frozen Sisters, Clara and Violet Young, NYC Clara, age 14 and Violet Young, age 12 will launch their music video debut on September 29, 2017! (more...)

Disney/ABC to Debut New 'Be Inspired' Interstitials This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Continuing its commitment to inspire kids, families and communities to create the future they imagine, Disney ABC Television Group debuts new 'Be Inspired' interstitials this month on ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD. (more...)

THE DR. OZ SHOW Kicks Off Seson 9 Today with Something to Feel Good About
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The nine-time Emmy award-winning, THE DR. OZ SHOW is launching its ninth season which will include Explosive Celebrity Interviews, True Crime Tuesdays AND Thursdays, Your Food Deconstructed, Dr. Oz Investigates, the brand new Free Class Day, and Something to Feel Good About. (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...)

BAT OUT OF HELL's Andrew Polec Wins Stage Debut Award, Full List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

The Stage today announced the winners of the inaugural The Stage Debut Awards. The awards recognise the best breakthrough actors and creatives in theatre. The winners were announced at a ceremony at 8 Northumberland Avenue, London on September 17, 2017. (more...)

NY/LON Productions Presents New York Premiere of DEPOSIT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

NY/LON Productions presents the New York premiere of Matt Hartley's Deposit this October at TheaterLab in Manhattan. (more...)

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