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SouthNorte Celebrates First Anniversary with Chef-Inspired Beer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2018

Founded at the crossroads of cultures, SouthNorte Beer Co. seeks to embrace the best of both sides of the border, and this limited-edition anniversary release is no exception. SouthNorte Brewmaster Ryan Brooks took inspiration from esteemed Baja chef, Javier Plascencia, to brew a beer that expertly pairs with one of the chef's most popular dishes-his grilled octopus. The result is a delicious beer and food pairing that celebrates SouthNorte's Aniversario 1 in a truly unique and collaborative way. (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse's I LOVE A PIANO Isn't Easy to Love (But Its Actors Are)
by Aaron Wallace - Sep 28, 2018

Sometimes the piano is front and center. Other times - often - it's forgotten altogether. The ole ivories are a mere MacGuffin, and not a particularly compelling one at that. The show isn't really here to tell us about a piano, or about the characters who buy and sell it... (more...)

Barbican Launches LIFE REWIRED: A Season Exploring What It Means To Be Human When Technology Is Changing Everything
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

The Barbican today launches Life Rewired, an arts and learning season running throughout 2019 exploring what it means to be human in the face of technological and scientific forces that are dizzying in their speed, scale and complexity. (more...)

Ismael Cala presents 'The business of being you', a lecture-workshop on the strategy of entrepreneurship in Cochabamba and Santa Cruz
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018


BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts is a Dream (I Dreamed)
by Pnina Topham - Sep 27, 2018

No need to bury the lede: this production of LES MISERABLES is the most true-to-Broadway theatrical experience I have ever had outside of the Great White Way. Cameron Mackintosh's subtle updates breathe new life into the classic material, and deliver one of those rarified theatrical moments in which everything comes together as intended - the kind of show where you catch yourself holding your breath, lest you miss a moment. (more...)

Most of the U.S. Population Suffers with Emotional Problems, Says Psychiatrist Christine B.L. Adams, Coauthor of Living on Automatic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018


Infertility Taboo is Smashed In New Solo Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Inconceivable: The Totally True One-Woman Semi-Fertile Quasi-'Musical' is a new comedy set to entertain, as well as increase awareness and openness about infertility through comedy.  One in every eight couples currently trying to conceive in the U.S. are struggling with infertility, and rarely anyone openly discusses what this really entails. (more...)

Cirque Du Soleil CORTEO To Bring Arena Tour To H-E-B Center At Cedar Park
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Corteo, the latest and most enchanting Cirque du Soleil's arena production is now touring in North America. The show will visit Cedar Park at the H-E-B Center from February 20 to February 24, 2019 for a limited run of eight performances. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then, the show has been a great success and has amazed 8 million people in 19 countries on four continents. (more...)

Museum Of Pizza Announces Location And Contemporary Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Nameless Network, the youth media company for generation Z, is proud to announce the location for New York's first Museum of Pizza (MoPi) at The William Vale (55 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn), as well as participating artists and special exhibitions. MoPi will be open from 10AM - 7PM, Tuesday through Sunday, from October 13 - 28, 2018 for ticketed guests. Equal parts Instagram fun house and science museum, MoPi is a platform for visitors of all ages to celebrate the power of pizza through art, educational fun and a tasty slice. (more...)

Netflix Presents Brazilian Original Series SPECTROS
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, announced its new partnership with the showrunner of Marvel's Daredevil and Marvel's The Defenders, the original series Spectros. The acclaimed writer and director Douglas Petrie, whose projects include cult sensation 'Buffy - The Vampire Slayer', will partner with renowned Brazilian production company Moonshot Pictures in the upcoming eight-episode series. (more...)

Merideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley Launch Kickstarter for WINTER SONG Concept Album
by Krista Garver - Sep 21, 2018

Did you miss WINTER SONG at Portland Center Stage last holiday season? Not to worry -- Merideth Kaye Clark and Brandon Woolley, the show's creators have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund The Concept album. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WHO'S TOMMY Inspiring Story of Hope and Healing
by Frank Benge - Sep 20, 2018

THE WHO'S TOMMY is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Pete Townshend and book by Townshend and Des McAnuff, based on The Who's 1969 rock opera Tommy. There are several plot differences between the album, the film, and the stage production, though the general storyline is largely the same. The biggest difference in the story is the new finale, which was rewritten in 1993. Originally, Tommy instructs his followers to become deaf, dumb, and blind themselves in order to achieve enlightenment. In the 1993 rewrite, Tommy instructs them to not emulate him, but to live their own lives. In both versions, the crowd rejects both him and his message. Inspiration for the stage show came from the 1969 concept album, Tommy by The Who. It was the first album ever billed as a rock opera. The album has sold over 20 million copies worldwide and, before becoming a stage musical, it was also the basis for an all star recording that paved the way for the 1975 film of the same name. It first premiered on Broadway in 1993. Acclaimed director, Des McAnuff, and Pete Townshend sculpted The Concept album into a stage show that won five Tony Awards including Best Original Score. (more...)

Klingande & Broken Back Unveil Official Music Video For New Single WONDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Highly acclaimed DJ & producer Klingande and singer/songwriter Broken Back have delivered the official music video for their new single, 'Wonders'. (more...)

JM Internet Announces The Marketing Book Now Available on Audible as...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018


Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels & Our Lady Peace Added To Mondo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Mondo.NYC, a global music and tech business summit and live showcase festival, has announced the addition of hip hop legend Darryl 'DMC' McDaniels as a panel speaker and award-winning Canadian rockers Our Lady Peace as a showcase performer. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Hal Prince's Original West End And Broadway Staging Of EVITA Is Revived For A New Generation With Mixed Results In Sydney Australia
by Jade Kops - Sep 20, 2018

Following a successful restaging in South Africa and Singapore, Associate Director Dan Kutner brings the revival of Hal Prince's original West End and Broadway staging of EVITA to Australia with a predominantly Australian cast for Sydney and later Melbourne audiences. (more...)

Trevor Powers Releases New Video 'Film It All'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Following the recent release of his debut album, Mulberry Violence, on own label Baby Halo, Trevor Powers today shares a stunning stop-motion video to accompany 'Film It All' from the highly praised new album. (more...)

Birdsong At Morning Spins Elegant Tapestries of Sound, Words, and Music on New Album SIGNS AND WONDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

From the quietly ambitious 4-CD box set debut, “Annals of My Glass House” (2011), through the expansive territory of “A Slight Departure” (2015), to the masterful new album, “Signs and Wonders” (2018), Birdsong At Morning has garnered rave reviews and airplay around the world. (more...)

Klingande & Broken Back Reveal Dream-Like Video For New Single WONDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Highly acclaimed DJ & producer Klingande and singer/songwriter Broken Back have delivered the official music video for their new single, 'Wonders'. (more...)

Netflix Announces German-Language Original FREUD
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Sigmund Freud is the focal point of a new series developed by ORF, Satel, Bavaria Fiction and Netflix. This will be the first collaboration between ORF, which will premiere the series in Austria, and Netflix which will premiere the series everywhere else in the world. Principal photography will commence in Vienna and Prague at the beginning of 2019. (more...)

East Coast Wings + Grill Announces New Menu Items for Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2018

The top priority for East Coast Wings + Grill (ECW+G), a full-service restaurant franchise, is its food originality and guest input. ECW+G delivers on this promise by paying close attention to the changing taste buds of its guests and holds twice-monthly focus groups to test new menu items. The result? Deliciously enjoyable new menu items for fall. (more...)

BWW Review: GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Silly Spoof Delights Newtown
by Aimee Smith - Oct 5, 2018

Bud and Doug have achieved the dream of many a musical theatre fan - they have written their own show. They have poured blood, sweat, and tears into their story, and they are here in the Newtown Community Centre to pitch their work to their eager audience. And of course, a fair bit of sweat comes with the performing as well as the writing. Because Bud and Doug are the only performers in this two act musical extravaganza. (more...)

Fulcrum Arts To Honor William Basinski & LIGO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Join Fulcrum Arts on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 as it hosts its annual benefit event. This year, the nonprofit will honor experimental composer William Basinski and LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory). Fulcrum Arts Annual Benefit will support its mission to advance the fields of art and science and to support artists to make work on a civic scale, develop new modes of thinking - and even new raw materials - at the forefront of the intersection of the fields. Treasured contributors to the Fulcrum Arts community, both LIGO and William Basinski have collaborated with Fulcrum Arts through performances, exhibitions, and residencies, and each demonstrates bold experimentation and achievement at the forefront of culture and science. The event will take place from 6:00 to 9:00pm on November 7th at Carnegie Observatories campus in Pasadena (813 Santa Barbara St., Pasadena, CA 91101). The benefit will also feature a world premiere performance by Basinski and fellow ambient composer Lawrence English. Tickets will go on sale on October 15. Support Fulcrum Arts' mission and vision for $150 in advance or $200 at the door. Reservations can be made at this link after Oct. 15: (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...)

Hannah & the Engineers Signs Deal with A-List Records
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

New international electro-pop group Hannah and the Engineers have been signed to new Los Angeles-based label, A-List Records. H&E are one of the first acts signed to the label, whose clients will be some of the world's top movie studios, TV and streaming networks, and trailer houses. (more...)

HOT MIKADO Updates Classic Operetta With Jazz And Anime-Inspired Design
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Theatre UCF's production of Hot Mikado brings a unique design concept to the show and to the company: Japanese anime. Based on The Mikado, a comedic 1880s operetta which follows young lovers living in a fictional Japanese town where acts as small as flirting are a capital crime, Hot Mikado sets the original story and lyrics to a jazz-infused score with big, flashy dance numbers. A self-professed lover of 'all things Japanese,' director Earl D. Weaver brings Theatre UCF's upcoming production into the world of anime, using manga comics, kawaii culture and J-pop music videos as inspiration for the over-the-top designs. (more...)

Comedienne Amanda Bruton Returns To The Duplex With STILL UNCASTABLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

After a sold out run of her premiere show, UnCastable, Amanda Bruton returns to The Duplex this October for two nights with her new show, Still UnCastable, exploring The Concept of uncastability in the entertainment industry and in life. Through personal anecdotes, parody, sketch comedy, and song, Bruton comments on Hollywood and society at large in the era of #timesup and sounds the call for women to own their power and embrace their uncastability. (more...)

EmiSunshine, Grant Maloy Smith To Bring 'Fly Possum Fly' To Southern Festival Of Books
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Teen country music prodigy EmiSunshine will join country-roots singer/songwriter Grant Maloy Smith on stage for the first time at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville at 2:00 on Sunday, October 14. Admission is free. (more...)

BWW Interview: With ART & CLASS, Popular Utah Playwright Launches New Season of Pioneer Theatre's Play-Development Series
by Blair Howell - Oct 2, 2018

Playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett's ART & CLASS "aims to be a character study in standing up - one that shows the costs of standing up. It's a topic that's dead center in American life right now.' (more...)

Johnny & Jaalene Release Rip Cat Records Debut
by Tory Gates - Oct 16, 2018

“I think we're the new, made from the old...we take everything that's soulful from the old, and we're trying to keep that alive in our music.' (more...)

U.S. Musical Adaptation of TRAIN MAN in the Works with Adam Shankman to Direct
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

It was announced today at Mipcom that a  musical adaptation of 'Train Man' is in the works in the U.S., according to Deadline. The hit Japanese series will be made into a musical for American audiences by 'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator Phil Rosenthal and writer-executive producer Tucker Cawley. Adam Shankman (Hairspray) is set to direct and executive produce. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: Why Are Its PHANS So Obsessed With Andrew Lloyd Webber's Musical?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 16, 2018

What about the story keeps audiences coming back again and again to see The Phantom of the Opera? Is it the lushly romantic score composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber? Or could it be the costumes and scenery, so widely seen across the globe - and so easily identifiable as being from The Phantom - that they are considered iconic? Or could it be the mysteriously intriguing and sumptuously romantic Gaston Leroux story? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOT MIKADO at Theatre UCF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Theatre UCF's production of Hot Mikado brings a unique design concept to the show and to the company: Japanese anime. Based on The Mikado, a comedic 1880s operetta which follows young lovers living in a fictional Japanese town where acts as small as flirting are a capital crime, Hot Mikado sets the original story and lyrics to a jazz-infused score with big, flashy dance numbers. A self-professed lover of 'all things Japanese,' director Earl D. Weaver brings Theatre UCF's upcoming production into the world of anime, using manga comics, kawaii culture and J-pop music videos as inspiration for the over-the-top designs. Check out the cast in the video below! Hot Mikado is typically set in a 1940s Chicago-style night club, fitting for the jazz, swing and blues music that drives the show. In looking to bring new life to the material, Weaver turned to the design team and said, 'What if this were set in a club where it's Japanese anime night?' The team immediately jumped on this idea and the designers got to work creating a distinctive design. As the team began to explore the style of Japanese culture, the visual concept for the show began to take form. 'It started with looking at silhouettes of traditional Japanese architecture but we began thinking about more modern landscapes,' says Marian Jones, scenic designer for the show. 'To represent the lighthearted nature of the club, we took inspiration from the iconic style of kawaii culture.' Kawaii is the culture of cuteness in Japan, best known by global audiences in pop culture phenomena like Hello Kitty or Pokemon. Maddie Walker, a junior in the musical theatre program, plays 'super sweet, but a little bit sassy' club headliner, Yum-Yum. She describes one of her eccentric costumes, designed by UCF costume and makeup professor, Huaixiang Tan, as an homage to the world of Hello Kitty and other beloved cat characters in Japanese culture. 'Each of us wears an enormous, colorful pigtail wig topped with a cat bow,' says Walker. 'The costumes also nod to traditional Japanese style with Kimono-inspired outfits that are cut to give them a fun and flirty anime look.' Weaver explains that Hot Mikado sets the mood from the start, with the first time audience members see the anime-inspired set and the beautiful costumes. The jazz arrangements provide 'that big band sound,' instantly fusing Japanese art and culture with 1940s' American music. These elements come together to tell The Mikado's familiar themes: insane politicians, social class divides and forbidden romance. 'Most of all its just a fun time at the club,' says Weaver. 'The music is outrageously fantastic and there are a lot of funny moments in it.' Walker's hopes for the audience? 'You'll walk out being blown away with The Concept with the show. It is so unexpected, fun and silly that you just have to come and experience it for yourself!' A post-show reception will immediately follow the October 11 performance. Please join us for a post-show panel discussion and talkback with members of the cast and crew following the performance on Sunday, October 14. A hilarious update of Gilbert and Sullivan's perennial classic, Hot Mikado combines Japanese design with popular American song and dance. In a land where laws sentence people to death for almost any indiscretion, jazz, blues and gospel are spoken fluently. $20 standard, $10 UCF ID Main Stage, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando 407-823-1500 (more...)

Daniel Barenboim Conducts The West-Eastern Divan Orchestra At Carnegie Hall 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

On Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. Music Director Daniel Barenboim leads the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra-the lauded ensemble of young musicians from Israel, Palestine, and other Arab countries that Mr. Barenboim co-founded in 1999 with his late friend, the Palestinian literary scholar Edward W. Said-in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. The evening's program will feature Richard Strauss's Don Quixote-with violist Miriam Manasherov and cellist Kian Soltani stepping forward from the orchestra as soloists-as well as Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5. This performance-Carnegie Hall's Annual Isaac Stern Memorial Concert-will be broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM. (more...)

Birdland Announces November 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Resident Acting Company Holds Staged Reading of THE BELLE'S STRATEGEM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

The Resident Acting Company, a new troupe drawn from the performing ensemble of The Pearl Theatre Company, will present a staged reading of 'The Belle's Strategem' by Hannah Cowley on Monday, October 29 at 7:00 PM at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South.  The reading is the second installment of the troupe's 'The Language Series,' which is devoted to plays that delve into the use of words to lie, deceive, manipulate, conquer, tell the truth, work out the meaning of life and even to find love.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS at Kentucky Shakespeare
by Keith Waits - Oct 15, 2018

On October 30, 1938, just before 8:00 pm, Americans gathered around the radio to listen to Mercury Theatre On The Air, an anthology series produced and hosted by Orson Welles. That evening's program, scripted by Howard Koch, was a modern-day adaptation of H.G. Well's The War of the Worlds, one of the first tales of alien invasion, in which Martians emerged from meteors to lay waste to all of the Earth's civilizations. Except that Koch, with help from producers John Houseman, Paul Stewart and Welles himself, structured the program to play, at least in the first moments, as special news bulletins interrupting a normal performance by a dance orchestra. The ruse seems thin even for the time, but Hitler had 'annexed' Austria a few months earlier, and was threatening to do more, so the program struck a chord and the resulting panic in the area in close proximity - Welles' Martians landed in a New Jersey pasture, sent East Coast residents scurrying across bridges and clogging highways. (more...)

TV Director Lisa Pellegrene Discusses Peace, Love, Unity Dance Troupe TV
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

There is an exciting new music and dance based production coming to town, as casting has recently been announced to include a focus on finding inspiring music artists this fall. (more...)

The Slipper Room Unveils Season Line-up For The Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The Slipper Room, the celebrated variety theatre in Manhattan's Lower East Side, has announced the line-up for their Fall season through the New Year, presenting a full calendar of regular weekly in-house productions in addition to guest shows, concerts and one-nighters. (more...)

American Egg Board Celebrates World Egg Day 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

The American Egg Board (AEB) is highlighting the U.S. egg industry's commitment to sustainable nutrition on World Egg Day, October 12, under the global campaign theme "Protein for Life." (more...)

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 12, 2018

To explain the immensely talented ensemble that appeared in Calendar Girls at Powerstories last night, I am going to borrow a quote from Trish Farber as retired teacher Jessie. "I've never had a problem with age, my dear; it only has a problem with me." (more...)

VIDEO: Look Inside Rehearsals Of HOT MIKADO at Theatre UCF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Theatre UCF's production of Hot Mikado brings a unique design concept to the show and to the company: Japanese anime. Based on The Mikado, a comedic 1880s operetta which follows young lovers living in a fictional Japanese town where acts as small as flirting are a capital crime, Hot Mikado sets the original story and lyrics to a jazz-infused score with big, flashy dance numbers. A self-professed lover of 'all things Japanese,' director Earl D. Weaver brings Theatre UCF's upcoming production into the world of anime, using manga comics, kawaii culture and J-pop music videos as inspiration for the over-the-top designs. (more...)

M.o.M. Releases Free Kid's Album About Emotional Intelligence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

On October 12, American Rapper Princess Superstar will release her new album These Are The Magic Days under the alter ego M.o.M. The new collection is delivered for free as a musical experience for kids and parents to explore emotional intelligence, love and empathy in Princess Superstar's inimitable unique style. (more...)

BWW Review: MEDUSA, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
by Jo Fisher - Oct 11, 2018

The ancient Greek gorgon, Medusa, has been reimagined and reincarnated as a feisty and foul-mouthed rock star in a new, creative production at Nuffield Southampton Theatres. (more...)

BWW Review: FRANKENSTEIN: Monster or Metaphor?
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 11, 2018

The Central Square Theater, in conjunction with Catalyst Collaborative@MIT, has a corner on the market of blending art and science. It is no easy task to create intelligent, dramatic entertainment that can live up to their mission and put across its message with clarity, as well as artistry. However, when a group of serious artists comes together with purpose, the whole may be greater than the sum of its parts. Director David R. Gammons overlays his kaleidoscopic vision onto British playwright Nick Dear's adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN, from the novel by Mary Shelley, inviting the audience to conceive of a monster of their own imagination rather than the familiar cinematic versions. (more...)

Brooke Annibale Releases Video for Title Track Off New Album
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

Singer-songwriter/guitarist Brooke Annibale recently released her third full-length album Hold To The Light. The new record marks several major departures for the Pittsburgh native in terms of both songwriting and production. Brooke sheds a few layers of her folk-acoustic skin and introduces a new indie-pop direction offering a fusion of textured electronic and traditional instrumentation centered around her stunning voice and keen, soulful lyricism. Today, Brooke released the official video for the album's title track which was filmed in Colorado while on tour this summer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Miranda Larson Talks LITTLE BABY BUM LIVE
by Marianka Swain - Oct 10, 2018

Miranda Larson is a writer and director for children's TV and theatre. Her current project is the stage version of the massively popular YouTube channel Little Baby Bum, which combines animated videos with traditional nursery rhymes and children's songs. Little Baby Bum Live is now touring the UK. (more...)

360repco And Dixon Place Present First Showcase Of Thom Fogarty's New AIDS Play PATIENT LOVER FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

PATIENT LOVER FRIEND by Thom Fogarty will have a Showcase performance at Dixon Place [161 Chrystie Street NYC] on November 16, 2018 at 10pm SHARP! (more...)

Entrepreneur's Book About Revitalizing Fragrance Industry Earns Award of Literary Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018


Soweto Gospel Choir Unite For The West End Premiere Of INALA - A ZULU BALLET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Following a sell-out run at London's Sadler's Wells and a phenomenal 2015 tour, INALA will return to the UK in 2019, bringing together the two-time Grammy Award-winning South African choral legends, Soweto Gospel Choir with multi-award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin (OBE) in this unique artistic collaboration. INALA will receive its West End premiere at The Peacock in London playing from 29 April to 18 May, with a press night on Wednesday 1 May. 2019 tour dates will be announced shortly. (more...)

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