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Lantern Theater Company Presents The Philadelphia Premiere Of HAPGOOD By Tom Stoppard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

Lantern Theater Company kicks off its 2018/19 season with the regional premiere of Hapgood by Tom Stoppard. Longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier will direct a cast that includes McKenna Kerrigan as MI5 spymaster Elizabeth Hapgood, with Damon Bonetti, Kirk Wendell Brown, Trevor William Fayle, Christopher Patrick Mullen, Adam Phelan, David Pica, William Zielinski, and young actors Charles LaMonaca and Will Zielinski, who will share the role of Hapgood's son Joe. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to request tickets for opening night on Wednesday, September 12 at 7 p.m. by contacting Anne Shuff at ashuff@lanterntheater.org. Performances run Thursday, September 6 through Sunday, October 14, 2018; a full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below. (more...)

BWW Review: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at 59E59
by Joanna Barouch - Sep 7, 2018

A beautiful room decorated to the nines for Christmas, candles all aglow, with a Steinway concert grand at center stage is your first glimpse into the life of America's most prolific and famous songwriter. (more...)

AMNH Margaret Mead Film Festival To Debut 50 Documentaries
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The 2018 Margaret Mead Film Festival—the internationally recognized premier platform for documentary films—will screen 55 outstanding films representing 39 countries and host special events and performances from Thursday, October 18, through Sunday, October 21, at the American Museum of Natural History. The public can purchase tickets and see full film descriptions and trailers online at amnh.org/mead, and can create a personalized film schedule at mead2018.sched.com. (more...)

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation To Host Angel Ball 2018 Honoring Dottie Herman, Monte Lipman, Avery Lipman And Harvey Spevak
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that they will honor Dottie Herman, Douglas Elliman CEO; Monte Lipman, Founder and Chairman of Republic Records, Avery Lipman, Founder and President of Republic Records; and Harvey Spevak, Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Equinox at Angel Ball 2018 on Monday, October 22nd at Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)

Jess Glynne, Too Many Zooz & KDA 'So Real (Warriors)' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Named Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World, a favourite with BBC Radio 1 tastemakers Pete Tong, Danny Howard and MistaJamracking up over 50 plays on the station, as well the official song of Gay Pride 2018, Too Many Zooz & KDA's Warriors is an empowerment anthem that's branched out from the clubs into the public consciousness. Now, Grammy award winner Jess Glynne adds fresh vocals to the record on So Real (Warriors). (more...)

The Old Vic Announces Part Two of its Fourth Season - ALL MY SONS, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Matthew Warchus' fourth season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic completes with an Arthur Miller double-bill, a World Premiere by Lucy Prebble and a special One Voice performance. These productions form Part 2 of the season, and follow the previously announced Part 1 consisting of ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company's production of SYLVIA; Annie-B Parson's 17c; Emma Rice's Wise Children; and A Christmas Carol - for which today we also announce further casting. (more...)

FLIP OR FLOP's Ratings Increase Drives HGTV Thursday Night Performance
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

The most recent season of HGTV hit series Flip or Flop, starring divorced couple and business partners Tarek and Christina El Moussa, averaged a 1.06 live plus three day rating among viewers P25-54 during its Thursday 9-9:30 p.m. ET/PT timeslot. Since its return on May 31, the series delivered a 15-percent ratings increase over the prior season and was a top 5 cable program in its timeslot, attracting more than 19 million viewers. (more...)

Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan Join ALL MY SONS at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

According to Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail, Jenna Coleman, and Colin Morgan will join Academy Award-winner Sally Field and actor Bill Pullman on stage in Arthur Miller's modern classic All My Sons, in Headlong Theatre's production at the Old Vic Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Dan Marois - Sep 10, 2018

The rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is played out in Jersey Boys. (more...)

Rock/Soul Singer-Songwriter James Morrison to Tour South Africa for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Showtime Management today announced that British singer-songwriter and guitarist James Morrison will perform in South Africa for the first time, early next year. Brought to you by 5FM Legends the two-city concert tour begins at Montecasino's Teatro with 8pm concerts on Tuesday, 22 January and Wednesday, 23 January thereafter moving to Cape Town's Kirstenbosch Garden for one concert only at 7pm on Saturday, 26 January 2019. Johannesburg concert tickets on sale at Computicket and Cape Town tickets at Webtickets. (more...)

How Best Buy, Electronic Arts, and Other Companies Are Leading in the...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

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Photos: Tina Turner Announces TINA: The Tina Turner Musical in Germany
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Casting and production dates have been announced for TINA: The Tina Turner Musical in Germany! (more...)

Theatre Tulsa Continues 96th Season With BARNUM THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Theatre Tulsa is continuing its Broadway Series of popular musicals with the story of The Greatest Showman, 'Barnum The Musical.' (more...)

Ella Mai Announces 'The Debut Tour'
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Rapidly rising R&B starlet Ella Mai announces The Debut Tour in support of her self-titled debut album, which dropped last Friday to critical acclaim.  The outing is set to launch in the UK in January 2019, and then travel to Paris, Amsterdam and other European cities.  In February, the artist will land stateside and zigzag across the country through the month of May. Tickets go on sale on 26 October 2018 at LiveNation.co.uk. (more...)

Justin Hayward Just Announced at the King Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Having chalked up fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward's voice has been heard the world over.  Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the last forty-five years the band has sold 55 million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim. The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists.  Justin is honored with the Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard, and this year the band will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (more...)

Founder Of Zenith Bank Publishes Inspirational Business Guide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

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Photo Coverage: THE TENORS Kick off their US Tour With a Stop at NYCB Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 17, 2018

The Tenors kicked off their US Tour "Fan Favorite Tour" with a stop at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos below! (more...)

Tickets Are Now On Sale For ALL MY SONS, Starring Sally Field & Bill Pullman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Old Vic's upcoming production of Arthur Miller's modern classic All My Sons stars Sally Field, Bill Pullman, Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan. Tickets are now on sale - book here! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Keeps Audience Laughing at Cincinnati Aronoff
by Abby Rowold - Nov 30, 2018

The Play That Goes Wrong, playing at the Aronoff through December 2nd, features very good actors acting like very bad actors: an amateur drama club putting on a dismal failure of a murder mystery - and it is the most brilliant dismal failure we've seen on stage since Noises Off. (more...)

GIVE THE GIFT OF INSPIRATION & HOPE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON BY MOVING 'JOURNEYS: AN AMERICAN STORY', A POIGNANT NEW BOOK, TO THE TOP OF YOUR GIFT GIVING LIST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

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Arts Council Malta Launches Kor Malta
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2018

According to NewsBook, the Arts Council Malta, within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, recently launched Kor Malta, the country's new national choir. (more...)

NTPA Announces New NTPA Dallas Program Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

North Texas Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Christian Robert Black has been named Program Director for the North Texas Performing Arts - Dallas Theatre. NTPA - Dallas is the fastest growing of NTPA's youth theatres, and will produce over twenty productions in 2019 under Christian's Leadership.   Christian is an NTPA Success Story; his passion for the theatre ignited in his teens as a student in the Plano Children's Theatre. (more...)

Heather Rankin Brings 'Picture Perfect Christmas' To Richmond Hill Centre For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Heather Rankin, most well known as the youngest member of the 6X Juno Award winning and multi-platinum selling band, The Rankin Family, is bringing her solo Christmas show, Picture Perfect Christmas, to the Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts on December 19th. Heather Rankin's solo career began in 2016 with the launch of her Juno Award nominated album, A Fine Line. At 48 years old, after spending over 25 years singing songs mostly written by men, Rankin courageously stepped out as a singer-songwriter in her own right. Her recent Success Story is inspiring and emblematic of a shift in our collective culture that finally sees women of all ages feeling empowered to be seen, heard and taken seriously. (more...)

Dumb Ox Ministries Presents GARDEN at at Ursuline Academy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Today, Dumb Ox Ministries announced the limited engagement of "Garden" the musical, a modern-day, beautiful retelling of the oldest story in the book: Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, at Ursuline Academy from Jan. 17 to 20, 2019. (more...)

Rebekah Lowings, Niall Sheehy, and Jacqui Dubois Will Lead UK Return of GHOST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Bill Kenwright's production of GHOST - THE MUSICAL returns to the UK in 2019, following a spectacular international tour in Dubai, Istanbul and Trieste. The 2019 UK tour opens on Tuesday 8 January 2019 at Churchill Theatre, Bromley. (more...)

Corky Hale Publishes New Book, Set For Annenberg Concert Dec. 21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Legendary jazz harpist-pianist-singer Corky Hale, who has performed with some of the greatest stars in music history, as well as been a pioneering social activist, is publishing a new biography this month, 'Corky Hale Uncorked,' written by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner.  (more...)

Guest Blog: Dean Elliott On THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
by Guest Blog: Dean Elliott - Nov 12, 2018

I never thought that The Simon & Garfunkel Story would become the worldwide Success Story that it has become. When I first wrote the show back in 2014, I thought it would last a few months. We have become a global phenomenon, with 50 countries visited, three casts touring simultaneously, five-star reviews, and now a residency in London's West End!  (more...)

The RIDE Foundation Announces Second Annual Gala Event: DANCE FOR FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

RIDE Foundation (Robyn & Italo Dance Events), formed by Pro-Am ballroom dance partners, Robyn Shreiber and Italo Elgueta, has announced that its 2nd annual gala event, DANCE FOR FREEDOM, will benefit two of Los Angeles' leading organizations who are dedicated to fighting human trafficking - CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), and Journey Out.  RIDE was established in 2016 to create one-of-a-kind dance events for difference-making charities, encompassing humane and ecological causes and featuring the talents of compassionate stars of the dance world. Dance For Freedom will be held at 6PM, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, with a program featuring top dance and vocal performances produced by Tony Award-winning producer Scott Mauro.  (more...)

Live at the Eccles Announces The Tenors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Live at the Eccles is pleased to announce that The Tenors: Fan Favourites Tour comes to the Eccles Theater on Saturday, November 3rd. Public on sale is Friday, June 29th at 10am. (more...)

Martin Jensen Drops Huge Club Weapon PULL UP
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

With clubland's summer season kicking off around the world, DJs everywhere are searching for the ultimate dance floor weapon to destroy mainstages and decimate venue speaker systems. Denmark's Martin Jensen has duly delivered, dishing up a mammoth crowd pleaser in the shape of 'Pull Up', out for worldwide release now via Disco:Wax and Universal Music. (more...)

'Impractical Jokers: Homecoming' Opens July 12 at Staten Island Museum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Impractical Jokers: Homecoming, the first-ever museum exhibition about the hit television series on truTV, is set to open at the Staten Island Museum on Thursday, July 12, 2018. The opening event will be highlighted by an appearance of the four guys, collectively known as the comedy troupe The Tenderloins, to open the doors to the all-ages exhibition at 6:00pm. The exhibition will be on view through March 17, 2019. (more...)

New Victory Announces 2018-19 Season Including Nine US Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The New Victory Theater, dedicated to bringing high quality international productions to New York kids and families, announces its 2018-2019 season. From September 28, 2018, through June 9, 2019, the New Victory 2018-2019 Season will include nine U.S. Premieres among its 16 productions of theater, circus, dance, puppetry and music from nine different countries around the world. (more...)

2019 Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Opens New-Look Grants Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Australia's largest arts festival is shaking up the way it provides grants to independent performers as part of the 2019 Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund, for which applications open today. (more...)

BWW Review: Homecoming, Renovations and LETTERS FROM ZORA at Karamu
by Roy Berko - Jun 20, 2018

In September of 2015, when Tony F. Sias was appointed as President and CEO of Karamu, the country's oldest African-American theatre, the organization was at its lowest point. In financial trouble, having slipped in the quality of its arts programs and seemingly rudderless, the future looked bleak. (more...)

New Era Cap Premieres THE PATH TO THE CAP Starring NBA Superstar D'Angelo Russell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

New Era Cap Premieres THE PATH TO THE CAP Starring NBA Superstar D'Angelo Russell (more...)

Deborah Shaw Appointed Chief Executive Of The Marlowe, Canterbury
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

The Marlowe, Canterbury, today announced that former Associate Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Deborah Shaw has been appointed as Chief Executive. (more...)

California Symphony Signs New Contracts with Music Director Donato Cabrera and Executive Director Aubrey Bergauer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

On behalf of the California Symphony board of directors, President Bill Armstrong announces Music Director Donato Cabrera and Executive Director Aubrey Bergauer have both agreed to separate contract extensions, effective August 1. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Announces UK Productions Ahead of Australian Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

One of the biggest hits on Broadway, COME FROM AWAY continues its extraordinary Success Story ahead of its Australian premiere at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre in July 2019, with today's announcement of UK and Irish premieres, a major extension of its Canadian production, and continuous standing room only houses on Broadway. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics Acquires Feature Film THE LAUGHTER LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

The Laughter Life follows a week in the life of the young comedians who write and star in Studio C, a popular sketch comedy television show that has garnered over 1 billion views on YouTube. But theirs is not your typical comedy Success Story, as the cast and crew behind the program are practicing Mormons living in the deeply observant community of Provo, Utah. The Laughter Life introduces the viewer to a world few have visited and demonstrates the unifying power of comedy. (more...)

Jimmie JJ Walker & Mike Winslow's New Comedy Special WE ARE STILL HERE to Be Released August 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Jimmie JJ Walker & Mike Winslow's new comedy special We're Still Here will be released by Comedy Dynamics on August 7, 2018 premiering on Amazon, Comcast, DIRECTV, AT&T, DISH, iTunes, Spectrum, Charter, Google Play and many other platforms. The album will be released on August 10, 2018 on all digital and physical audio retailers. (more...)

ALL MY SONS at the Old Vic Will Have National Theatre Live Broadcast, Plus Further Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

The Old Vic and Headlong Theatre's production of All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Sally Field and Bill Pullman with Jenna Coleman and Colin Morgan will be broadcast live from The Old Vic to cinemas around the UK and internationally* on Tuesday 14 May 2019 as part of National Theatre Live. All My Sons is the second production, following Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, at The Old Vic to be broadcast as part of NT Live. Further casting for All My Sons is also announced today. (more...)

Chinese Rap Icons Higher Brothers Release '16 Hours' Video
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Chinese hip-hop icons, Higher Brothers, prepare the release of their sophomore album by dropping the video for their new single, '16 Hours.' Named after the flight time between China and America, '16 Hours' is a playful homage to Higher Brothers' journey to the west. Written and recorded during their first trip to America, the track signifies Higher Brothers' global crossover as the first and only China-born rap group to achieve international success. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Presents A World Premiere Adaptation Of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Lantern Theater Company is thrilled to announce the world premiere of an original adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, commissioned and developed through the Lantern's New Play Program and co-created by Philadelphia-based artists Anthony Lawton, Christopher Colucci, and Thom Weaver. In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Dickens' beloved novella, Lawton will bring the story boldly to life as only live theater can. Just in time for the holiday season, audiences of all ages are invited to come rediscover this story of a miser's miraculous redemption from a life of bitterness, greed, and isolation. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol runs Thursday, December 13, 2018, through Sunday, January 6, 2019, in the Black Box Theater at Drexel University's URBN Center Annex; a full schedule of performances is included in the fact sheet below.  (more...)

Live Nation To Acquire Swiss Promoter Mainland Music
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, today announced it is acquiring Mainland Music, one of the leading concert promoters in Switzerland. Mainland Music promotes over 650 shows annually across a variety of genres including rock, hip-hop, urban, punk rock and metal. The company, co-founded in 2012 by longtime partners Christian Gremelmayr, Derrick Thomson, Marc Lambelet, Martin Schrader and Santosh Aerthott, with offices in Zurich and Lausanne, has experienced rapid growth across Switzerland, making it a valuable addition to Live Nation's growing presence in Switzerland.  (more...)

ION Media Acquires Broadcast Rights to CHICAGO P.D.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

ION Media today announced a long-term content deal with NBCUniversal Television Distribution to bring the top-rated drama 'Chicago P.D.' to its flagship network, ION Television. From Dick Wolf's highly successful 'Chicago' franchise, the series is a top-10 drama on broadcast television in A25-54 and A18-49 and is the #1 series in its time period (Wed/10p) in all key demos this season.i The agreement gives ION seasons 1-5 (106 episodes) of 'Chicago P.D.,' which will make its network debut in early 2019, plus the option for future seasons. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On All New PINK COLLAR CRIMES on CBS - Saturday, August 11, 2018
by TV Scoop - Aug 6, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New PINK COLLAR CRIMES, airing on CBS on Saturday, August 11, 2018! (more...)

El Chombo, Pitbull, Karol G, & Cutty Ranks Reboot Viral Video DAME TU COSITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

The viral phenomenon of “Dame Tu Cosita', continues to be unstoppable and after being the most viewed song on YouTube during the summer, Ultra Records in collaboration with the French label Juston Records released a new version today with the creator of the song, El Chombo, alongside urban superstars Pitbull, Karol G and featuring Cutty Ranks. The song and was produced by El Chombo and The Afro Bros. (more...)

RIDE DANCE FOR FREEDOM to Benefit Two Organizations Fighting Human Trafficking
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

RIDE Foundation (Robyn & Italo Dance Events), formed by Pro-Am ballroom dance partners, Robyn Shreiber and Italo Elgueta, has announced that its 2nd annual gala event, DANCE FOR FREEDOM, will benefit two of Los Angeles' leading organizations who are dedicated to fighting human trafficking - CAST (Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking), and Journey Out.  RIDE was established in 2016 to create one-of-a-kind dance events for difference-making charities, encompassing humane and ecological causes and featuring the talents of compassionate stars of the dance world. Dance For Freedom will be held at 6PM, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, with a program featuring top dance and vocal performances produced by Tony Award-winning producer Scott Mauro.  (more...)

Morocco's Oasis Festival Announces Addition of Special Guests Black Coffee And Virgil Abloh
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Morocco's Oasis Festival, taking place September 14-16 in the shadow of the Atlas Mountains, has announced the addition of two very special guests, South African doyen Black Coffee and versatile creative Virgil Abloh. Combining an impressive lineup that includes Avalon Emerson, Ben Klock, Carl Cox, DJ Koze, Hot Since 82, Honey Dijon, Jessy Lanza, Mount Kimbie, Sasha, Peggy Gou, and The Black Madonna, with a truly authentic cultural experience, Oasis is shaping up to be one of the most impressive boutique festivals of the summer. (more...)

Sally Field and Bill Pullman to Star in ALL MY SONS at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Sally Field and Bill Pullman will star as Kate and Joe Keller in Arthur Miller's All My Sons, directed by Jeremy Herrin, in a co-production with Headlong Theatre at The Old Vic in Spring 2019. Further casting and dates are to be announced. (more...)

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