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BWW Review: HILDA'S YARD at The Lofte Theatre is a Good Place to Hang Out
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 9, 2018

HILDA'S YARD runs through September 16, Thursdays-Saturday at 7:00 pm and on Sundays at 2:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Preview: 2018-2019 Appleton-Area University Theater Schedules
by Meredith Kreisa - Sep 5, 2018

Do you love seeing up-and-coming performers before they get their big breaks? Wish you had a way to see high-quality shows for a fraction of the price of professional productions? Then you're in luck! Appleton-area universities put on some awesome shows that you are unlikely to see touring any time soon. Here is what's coming up this season. (more...)

BWW Review: An Eclectic Blend of 18 Original Works at the TBTF 2018 Short Play Competition
by Peter Nason - Sep 4, 2018

It's a mixed bag overall, but the good were really good, with definite standouts (especially IN FARCE and FATHERLESS CHILD). (more...)

BWW Feature: ARTISTS ARE NO STRANGERS TO TRANSITION at Derby City Playwrights
by Keith Waits - Sep 4, 2018

Vidalia Unwin has been a playwright and an actor for several years in Louisville and the surrounding area. The Alley Theater, The Bard's Town, and Finnigan Productions have produced her plays. Most recently, Broken Iris made its debut as part of the inaugural Louisville Fringe Festival. It happens also to be the first play produced since the playwright, a transgender individual, has been in transition. (more...)

Cedric the Entertainer and Jay Hernandez on the Cover of CBS' Watch! Magazine
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The September/October edition of CBS' Watch! magazine, features covers with celebrated actor/comedian – and hat aficionado – Cedric the Entertainer (executive producer and star of the new comedy THE NEIGHBORHOOD) and Jay Hernandez (the engaging mustache-free title star of the new MAGNUM P.I.). Additionally, the issue, which is on newsstands as of Tuesday, Sept. 25, features intel on more of the season's hottest new shows; previews of autumn's best style trends, including a portfolio of BLUE BLOODS star Sami Gayle in fall's finest fashions; fun facts about some of the wackiest next-door neighbors in television history; beauty and travel tips; and more… (more...)

BWW Review: LUNGS Tells A Relatable Story About Imperfect Love And Parenthood
by Jude Cartalaba - Sep 25, 2018

Sab Jose (W) and Jake Cueca (M) are the only two actors in Duncan MacMillan's 90-minute play 'Lungs'; they perform on a bare stage, without props, a set, or a costume change. (more...)

Kansas City Chiefs Lineman Mitchell Schwartz Will Share Love of Food in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz will share his passions on and off the football field, during a program on Monday night, Oct. 15, in the Social Hall of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W 115th Street in Overland Park. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ramin Karimloo Talks Leicester Square Theatre Concerts
by Nicole Ackman - Sep 21, 2018

Ramin Karimloo's extensive work in musical theatre includes Love Never Dies, Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Anastasia. This October, he's taking part in Seth Rudetsky's Broadway @ Leicester Square Theatre concerts. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andy Richardson in WICKED at the Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - Sep 21, 2018

As WICKED continues to entertain audiences all over the world, it has proven that WICKED has true staying power. It's full of entertainment from start to finish and everywhere in between. WICKED is beloved and enjoyed by all ages and many who are happy to see it again and again. It will be in San Antonio, Texas at the Majestic Theatre from September 26 - October 14, 2018. BWW SA recently caught up with San Antonio native Andy Richardson who has recently joined the cast of WICKED and is very excited to make his debut on the stage of the Majestic Theatre; a theater he enjoyed as a child and a theater that helped spark his dream to perform someday. (more...)

Jersey City Theater Center Opens Season With 'Connection'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Technology connects people all over the world, yet why do we so often seem disconnected to our communities, families and each other? (more...)

Zachary Quinto to Star in AMC's New Horror Series NOS4A2
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

AMC has cast Emmy®-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto ("Star Trek," "American Horror Story") and rising star Ashleigh Cummings ("The Goldfinch," "Hounds of Love") in the lead roles for its new supernatural horror series "NOS4A2" (working title). The network also announced Emmy®-nominated director Kari Skogland ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Sons of Liberty") will direct the first two episodes of the series based on Joe Hill's bestselling novel of the same name. Production began this week in Rhode Island. The 10 one-hour episodes are slated to premiere in 2019. (more...)

Everything's Going Right for THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Evan Alexander Smith
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 5, 2018

"Two hours of uncompromising joy" is how Evan Alexander Smith describes the critically acclaimed The Play That Goes Wrong, the West End and Broadway comedy hit which just recently embarked on its first national tour of the USA, bringing its unique amalgam of theatrical artistry, uproarious humor and full-out laughter to audiences all over the country. (more...)

Rocker Chris Clemence Stars In New WIlliam Henry Video
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

It's been a busy year for rock musician Chris Clemence. The hit songwriter and bassist, who's known for 'California Brain', 'Can You Feel It', and 'Let's Go' (which is the anthem for the NY Giants, Rangers, and Knicks) will be debuting his new band Bad Blood later this year on Extreme / Sony Records. (more...)

New Exhibit Explores How Race Relations Shaped Morris County
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

A new exhibition in Morristown explores 300 years of race relation in New Jersey through the lens of Morris County, New Jersey. This is the first comprehensive exhibition to trace the sometimes fraught history of the relationship between blacks and whites in Morris County. It traces early days of slavery to visits from civil rights pioneers including Frederick Douglas, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The exhibition, The Ties That Bind: How Race Relations Shapes Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018, asks visitors to take a hard look at the history of race relations in the past and consider ways of moving forward in the current climate of racial tension in America. (more...)

A MILE IN MY SHOES Tackles The Homeless Epidemic For A Short Run Before National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

CAKE Return With First New Music Since 2011
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Today marks the arrival of new music from CAKE after a seven-year hiatus. The new single 'Sinking Ship' is the band's first release since their acclaimed 2011 record Showroom of Compassion, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Top 200. The band is planning a series of physical and digital single releases that will culminate with a full-length album. All earnings from 'Sinking Ship' will benefit the nonprofit organization Doctors Without Borders. 'Sinking Ship' will soon be available on 7' vinyl and is out now on all streaming services. (more...)

The Miranda Family and Hispanic Federation Announce Puerto Rico Coffee Sector Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

The Hispanic Federation, together with the Miranda Family, today announced the launch of a five-year initiative to revitalize Puerto Rico's coffee sector. The founding partners include Hispanic Federation, Nespresso, The Rockefeller Foundation, Starbucks, TechnoServe, and World Coffee Research, all of which are committed to supporting smallholder coffee farmers on the island. (more...)

Fringe Hit A MILE IN MY SHOES Back For Run Before National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Cassidy of SHREK at 5-Star Theatricals
by Cary Ginell - Oct 19, 2018

5-Star Theatricals' new artistic director Patrick Cassidy talks more about his vision for the future regarding the company's forthcoming seasons of musicals. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD THRILLS AND DELIGHTS NOW THRU NOV. 11 at 3Below
by Linda Hodges - Oct 18, 2018

Currently playing at San Jose's 3Below, 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' is at once a dramatic tour-de-force and a Vaudevillian comedic masterpiece that will have you laughing (not to mention cheering and hissing) and leave you thoroughly entertained. Playing now through November 11, it's a grand, must-see show. (more...)

Paul Mecurio's PERMISSION TO SPEAK Begins Performances This Month at Actor's Temple
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

The acclaimed new immersive comedy Paul Mecurio's Permission to Speak, starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winner ("The Daily Show") Paul Mecurio (seen on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "CBS Sunday Morning," CNN and in the film, Chuck starring Liev Schreiber) will begin an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement starting Sunday October 28th at Actors Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues in the heart of the Broadway Theatre District), following a sold out try-out run this summer at the Jerry Orbach Theater. (more...)

BWW Blog: Silent Judgement- An Honest Analysis on Good Audience Etiquette
by Student Blogger: Madeline Oldham - Nov 9, 2018

There seems to be a trend amongst drama students and performers of any age in having difficulties being a good audience member. The leafing through of the Playbill becomes an arena for snobbish comments about past credits and how he/she, for one reason or another, are fit for a different role in a different play. (more...)

Fring Hit A MILE IN MY SHOES Returns Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

Interview: Set designer Andrew Riley on reimagining PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Christian Ranke - Nov 8, 2018

The new 'reimagined' production of 'The Phantom of the Opera' is currently playing to packed houses at Folketeatret in Norway. Many aspects of that production has been getting a lot of notification in the press, both locally and internationally. One aspect has been getting a lot of raves among phantom fans in various social media communities (including BroadwayWorld) is the new set design by set designer Andrew Riley. (more...)

A MILE IN MY SHOES Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

A MILE IN MY SHOES Returns This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

BWW Interview: Eddie Noel plays José Fajardo in ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL National Tour Headed to New Orleans
by Heidi Scheuermann - Nov 27, 2018

An incredibly talented creative team decided that the world knows the music, but it's about time we learned the story of the people behind the music. ON YOUR FEET! THE MUSICAL gives us a glimpse into the hardships and obstacles Gloria and Emilio had to overcome in their lives to pursue their passion for their music, and to become the best of the best at what they do. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE GOOD SWIMMER World Premiere at BAM Fishman Space
by Cindy Sibilsky - Nov 25, 2018

The saying, 'Good things come to those who wait,' could certainly be applied to the world premiere of The Good Swimmer playing at BAM's Fishman Space as part of the Next Wave festival from November 28th-December 1st. Defined as a pop requiem for the youth of the Vietnam War, this collaboration between Heidi Rodewald (music) and Donna Di Novelli (lyrics) directed by Kevin Newbury has been the better part of a decade in the making since the two women began working on the piece at a Eugene O'Neill Theater Center residency and left with three songs based on text from out-of-print lifesaving manuals that would become the foundation of The Good Swimmer -- the title song, 'Red Cross' and 'Double Drowning'. (more...)

A MILE IN MY SHOES Returns Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

A MILE IN MY SHOES Offers A Special Thanksgiving Rate This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

Farm-To-Plate Dining Now Open At Yagan Square
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Ficus, the eagerly anticipated new restaurant concept at Yagan Square, has opened its doors to the public for lunch and dinner service. (more...)

Darren Criss, Jane Lynch to Appear in A LEGENDARY CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN AND CHRISSY
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

NBC has announced a full line-up of special celebrity guests appearing in 'A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy,' an hourlong holiday special airing Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 10-11 p.m.; repeat Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 10 p.m. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pedro Ka'awaoa of THE KING AND I at Times Union Performing Arts Center
by Jordan Higginbotham - Nov 2, 2018

Pedro Ka'awaoa is honored to be bringing King Mongkut to life in The King and I's national tour. He has a BA in Music from Harvard University. Regional: The Fantasticks, South Pacific, Evita, The Addams Family, The Producers, Jesus Christ Superstar, White Christmas, The Odd Couple Female Version. MDConductor: Cabaret, First Date, Seussical, Putnam Spelling Bee, The King and I, Les Miserables School Edition. Pedro is also a choir conductor, pianist, musician, teacher, and composer. He is also a fitness and mindfulness enthusiast. Aloha and IMUA!  Ka'awaoa spent some time Talking With BroadwayWorld to discuss his road to The King and I and their upcoming journey to Jacksonville. (more...)

A MILE IN MY SHOES Opens this Sunday at Hudson Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

A MILE IN MY SHOES Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

Road Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of DEATH HOUSE By Jason Karasev
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, present the second show of its 2018-2019 season, the world premiere of DEATH HOUSE, written by Jason Karasev and directed by Michael Peretzian. DEATH HOUSE will preview on Tuesday, January 15 at 8pm; Wednesday, January 16 at 8pm & Thursday, January 17 at 8pm and will open on Friday, January 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, March 10 at the Road Theatre on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

A MILE IN MY SHOWS Will Perform in Los Angeles Before Touring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

In 2007, Kathryn Taylor Smith created a very well-received "homeless angel" character for a stage production. That led to her first short film featuring the same character, which would earn Smith acting awards in film festivals around the country. Smith soon became actively aware of the homeless epidemic; researching the problem, volunteering for organizations, becoming an advocate, and Talking With those who experienced it…all culminating in her hit show A Mile in My Shoes, which made its premiere at this past Hollywood Fringe Festival. While a great start, Smith knew she wanted to reach more people with her message of the power of "small change." (more...)

Chip and Joanna Gaines to Create Streaming Platform
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Variety reports that world famous home remodelers Chip and Joanna Gaines are in talks with Discovery to launch a linear channel and streaming service. Content will focus on their home and lifestyle products.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago actor Christine Bunuan returns in MISS SAIGON national tour
by Emily McClanathan - Nov 11, 2018

Chicago actor Christine Bunuan stars as Gigi in the national tour of MISS SAIGON, which plays at Broadway in Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre November 14 through December 8. Bunuan recently spoke to BroadwayWorld Chicago about bringing this epic love story on the road. (more...)

AMC Green Lights First Multi-Platform Series DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE by Jason Segel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

AMC announced today that it has green-lit a new original anthology series, 'Dispatches From Elsewhere,' created by and starring Jason Segel. Segel will executive produce with Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Garrett Basch. The hour-long anthology series will include viewer engagement elements across multiple media platforms. (more...)

AMC Announces Le Carre Spy Thriller THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL to Air in November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

AMC Announces Le Carre Spy Thriller THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL to Air in November (more...)

AMC Renews Popular Original Series BETTER CALL SAUL, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and MCMAFIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

AMC Renews Popular Original Series BETTER CALL SAUL, FEAR THE WALKING DEAD and MCMAFIA (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING OF LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Dec 6, 2018

Carol Burnett has a way with people. She befriends you immediately, puts you at ease and opens up her heart to a candid conversation. What you see is what you get and fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with this cherished living legend during her upcoming tour, An Evening of Laughter and Reflection, Where the Audience Asks the Questions. This show has Miss Burnett doing what she does best - connecting with her audience. Besides taking questions, she will be showing clips from her shows in a format that harkens back to the legendary openings of The Carol Burnett Show where her studio audience had an unfiltered opportunity to engage Carol with questions and receive spontaneous answers. 'I love the spontaneity of these evenings,' said Carol. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from DEAR EVAN HANSEN the Novel!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

From the creators of the Tony-winning Broadway mega-hit comes the groundbreaking novel inspired by Dear Evan Hansen- now available to purchase! (more...)

Broadwayworld Dance Review: 2018 Dance Magazine Awards, December 3, 2018.
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 11, 2018

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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ann Hould-Ward
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 6, 2018

Today's subject Ann Hould-Ward is both a Tony and Drama Desk Award winning costume designer. Her work isn't limited just to the theatre by any means. Besides contributing designs for such legendary Broadway productions as Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George (co-design with her mentor Broadway legend Patricia Zipprodt), her work has also been seen with many dance and opera companies all over the world. (more...)

PERMISSION TO SPEAK WITH PAUL MECURIO Extends And Moves To Actors' Temple Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

On the heels of Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Paul Mecurio's audience-adored, limited engagement Off-Broadway show, PERMISSION TO SPEAK WITH PAUL MECURIO, this summer at the Jerry Orbach Theater, comes the announcement of the show's extension and move to its new home at The Actors' Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street, NYC) beginning Wednesday, September 12, 2018. (more...)

AMC Announces THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL to Premiere in November
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

AMC today announced “The Little Drummer Girl,” will premiere in the U.S. as a must-watch, three-night television event with a two-hour episode on November 19 at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT. Additional two-hour episodes will air on consecutive nights at 9:00 P.M. ET/PT on November 20 and November 21. (more...)

AMC Partners with Postmates to Bring 'Los Pollos Hermanos' to BETTER CALL SAUL Fans in NYC and LA
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

AMC announced today a partnership with the on-demand service Postmates to deliver meals from “Better Call Saul's” infamous Los Pollos Hermanos restaurant. On August 20th, 21st and 22nd hungry fans in key areas within New York City and Los Angeles can order a special mini-meal of Gus Fring's (Giancarlo Esposito) famous fried chicken and curly fries via the Postmates app – delivered for free, while supplies last, beginning at 12pm local each day. To order, visit Postmates.com or download Postmates on iOS or Android. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alexandra Bracken, Author of THE DARKEST MINDS
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 13, 2018

The first book in The Darkest Minds trilogy just became a movie--you can see it in theaters nationwide right now! This summer, author Alexandra Bracken also treated fans of the series to a brand-new novel set five years later, THE DARKEST LEGACY. Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to sit down with New York Times Best Selling Author Alexandra Bracken and ask her about the movie, her new novel, and what's next. (more...)

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