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MONK AT 100 Swings at Nardis Jazz Club
by Matt Hanson - Nov 30, 2017

In 1976, Thelonious Monk stepped off the bandstand at the Newport Jazz Festival and never set foot on the stage again. His closest circle of friends and family, bandmates and patrons remembered the last six years of his life, until his death at he age of 65 with a peculiar, spiritual insight. Monk simply stopped playing altogether. His musical soul had departed before his body finally succumbed to death in 1982, the very morning his go-to drummer Ben Riley began recording a tribute album in his name to try and tempt him to return to music. (more...)

Filmmaker Nina Juliano Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Next Short Film
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Filmmaker Nina Juliano knows the story she wants to tell one that shines a light on women with a fire in their hearts that only burned brighter in the face of stifling societal norms. To get the tale on the silver screen, however, Juliano is going to need a little help. She just launched a crowdfunding campaign to help build the budget for this new project creating a short film entitled Little Sicily. (more...)

December Shows Announced at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

City Winery has announced its December lineup of musical acts. See the full list below! (more...)

UCSB Department Of Theater/Dance presents Fall Dance Concert: HUMAN|ANIMAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

UCSB's Department of Theater and Dance presents Fall Dance Concert: Human Animal. Under the direction of Christina McCarthy, senior BFA choreographers come together to feature exciting works exploring themes of suspense and immersion into the unknown, radical definitions of femininity, and perceptions of freedom and incarceration. Fall Dance Concert: Human Animal opens December 7th and runs through December 9th in the Hatlen Theater. (more...)

CNBC EXCLUSIVE: Transcript of ICAHN ENTERPRISES Chairman Carl Icahn Speaks with CNBC's Scott Wapner Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Icahn Enterprises Chairman Carl Icahn and CNBC's Scott Wapner on CNBC's Fast Money Halftime Report (M-F 12PM-1PM) today, Thursday, November 30th. (more...)

World Premiere Of Louise O'Neill's ASKING FOR IT Set For The Everyman Stage 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

It was announced today that the world premiere production of Asking for It by Louise O'Neill will be performed on the Abbey stage next November. This much anticipated production is produced by Landmark Productions and the Everyman and co-commissioned by the Abbey Theatre. Conceived as a large-scale, technically ambitious production, it will be adapted for stage by Meadhbh McHugh in a collaboration with Annabelle Comyn, who also directs. The creative team also includes set designer Paul O'Mahony; lighting designer Sinead McKenna; sound designer Philip Stewart. Tickets for both venues are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fox Theatre
by Sarah Fitts - Nov 29, 2017

LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to the hit Broadway phenomenon THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has made its way to The Fox Theatre for the Atlanta leg of the national tour. In this production, the audience was reminded why they fell in love with PHANTOM in the first place and why they yearned to see more of the lives of these characters, no matter how strange their lives became. (more...)

The Soft Moon Shares 'It Kills' Video, Announces US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Last month The Soft Moon - aka Luis Vasquez - announced his signing to Sacred Bones and his fourth studio album Criminal due for release February 2nd. (more...)

Carnival Cruise Line Revamping Specialty Dining and Breakfast Menus, Reintroducing Baked Alaska Across the Fleet
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

As part of its ongoing effort to keep its culinary offerings fresh and exciting for its guests, Carnival Cruise Line is revamping the menus for several of its specialty dining venues and reintroducing Baked Alaska across the fleet. (more...)

ASU Professor Brings Opera From Classroom To World Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

A new work by Arizona State University School of Music Professor of Practice Daniel Bernard Roumain is re-shaping what the world thought Opera could be. The critically acclaimed work titled 'We Shall Not Be Moved' is a 'rare piece in the operatic world a multi-disciplinary work created by artists of color that addresses race relations in America...' according to Lynne MacDonald, a communications specialist at the School of Music. (more...)

WHITE ELEPHANT: A Holiday Cabaret Will Benefit The Trevor Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017


German Megastar Leslie Mandoki Makes US Debut with Star Studded Post-GRAMMY Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

ManDoki Soulmates (, led by world-renowned German-Hungarian musician, producer and songwriter Leslie Mandoki, today announced the 'Wings of Freedom' post-GRAMMY concert on January 29, 2018 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The ManDoki Soulmates are an unparalleled band of GRAMMY -winning rock and jazz music greats including Leslie Mandoki, Bobby Kimball (Toto), John Helliwell and Mark Hart (Supertramp and Crowded House), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), Klaus Doldinger (Passport), Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew), Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Till Br nner, Cory Henry and Julia Mandoki. The 'Wings of Freedom' charity concert will benefit the MusiCares foundation, which supports members of the music community in need. (more...)

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair to Return with 'BACK TO BLACK: NO ON/OFF RAMPS'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Art Africa Miami Arts Fair explores how Black Arts respond to the assaults that currently beset the global African Diaspora and the world at large and how artists of African descent and the global south create modes of intervention of radical autonomy. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's ASTRID ROTENBERRY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 28, 2017

Though definitely hard to believe, fall semester 2017 is quickly drawing to a close even if it seems it just got under way moments ago and college students like Belmont University's talented theater major Astrid Rotenberry, it's time to remain focused and to keep their eyes on the proverbial prize. (more...)

German Megastar Leslie Mandoki Makes US Debut with Star Studded Post-Grammy Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

ManDoki Soulmates (, led by world-renowned German-Hungarian musician, producer and songwriter Leslie Mandoki, today announced the 'Wings of Freedom' post-GRAMMY concert on January 29, 2018at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The ManDoki Soulmates are an unparalleled band of GRAMMY -winning rock and jazz music greats including Leslie Mandoki, Bobby Kimball (Toto), John Helliwell and Mark Hart (Supertramp and Crowded House), Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), Klaus Doldinger (Passport), Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew), Bill Evans, Randy Brecker, Till Br nner, Cory Henry and Julia Mandoki. The 'Wings of Freedom' charity concert will benefit the MusiCares foundation, which supports members of the music community in need. (more...)

BWW Preview: ABBOTSFORD ROAD Coffee Specialists in Gowanus
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

More than just another Aussie coffee company, Abbotsford Road takes Australia's passionate, inclusive coffee culture and presents it through a distinctly NYC lens. The Concept was developed by Phillip Di Bella, founder of Di Bella Coffee, Australia's top specialty coffee roaster and 2016 Golden Bean champion. (more...)

The Prep In Eatontown to Host IMPROV JAM & CESD Talent Agency's Kerri Krilla for Weekend Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2017

For over 20 years Improv Jam has been a leader in the underground movement to cultivate New Jersey comedy for the masses, creating a unique performance environment that includes every aspect of comedy. Throughout that time, their weekly shows have highlighted Whose Line is it Anyway? style improvisation, giving audiences the opportunity to experience AND help create a brand new show every evening. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Engel & WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 24, 2017

Triple threat performer David Engel needs no introduction. He is one of the top 5 musical stars on local stages and has won multiple Ovation Awards in the process. He is currently preparing to open White Christmas for two weeks at Musical Theatre West (MTW) Saturday December 2. In our chat he tells us about the show and why MTW is so important to him. How many times have you done this role? What attracts you to it? This is my sixth time performing White Christmas. 10 years ago I toured with the (more...)

Firehouse Theatre presents the World Premiere of MARY C. BROWN AND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Firehouse Theatre presents the world premiere of Dory Previn's musical revue MARY C. BROWN AND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN in a limited run for eight performances from Friday, December 8 thru Saturday, December 16. The cabaret revue is based on Previn's 1972 cult concept album that centers on a would-be starlet's attempt to break into the movies and the misfits she befriends or exploit or shun her. The Firehouse production is directed by George Boyd, with musical direction and arrangements by Matthew Pool and features performers Dan Cimo, Kelsey Cordrey, Nicole Forret Oh, Jessi Johnson, Matt Polson, Stevie Rice, and Emily Skidmore accompanied by Steve Belven, Troy Gatrell, and Starlet Knight. (more...)

by Nicky Sweetland - Nov 22, 2017

There's been a real buzz of anticipation around the West End with the impending opening of Everybody's Talking About Jamie. In fact, it has felt like everybody really has been talking about it! So much so that for theatre fans, trying to watch the show without any preconceived ideas is almost impossible, such has been the positive press surrounding the new musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Sun Comes Out at Skylight Music Theatre with ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre today presents this holiday season's production of Annie. This seven-time Tony Award-winning musical runs from November 17 through December 23, 2017 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Industry Interview: Scott Sanders Is Breaking the Mold to Create Experiential Entertainment for All
by Robert Diamond - Nov 21, 2017

Broadway producer Scott Sanders is the mastermind behind this kind of experiential entertainment and he's telling us all about how The Concept came to be. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Caporale Talks THE IMBIBLE Christmas Show and Why People Keep Coming Back
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 21, 2017

Anthony Caporale, the creator of The Imbible, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about Christmas Carol Cocktails, how it differs from the other Imbible shows, and why audiences keep coming back for more! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Did he ghost me? Should I block her? What is poly? Will I ever meet a guy not posing with sedated tigers? Presented by The Butterfly Club, Cell, Block Tango: Showtunes on Modern Dating is a cabaret about the perils and pitfalls of app 'romance' - a Bob Fosse-style, vaudeville lament on love in the time of Tinder. (more...)

Fengming Intelligent Financial Information Platform Beefs-up with Information and Analysis Section
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017


BWW Review: ANON(YMOUS) but not unknown now playing at St. Edwards University in Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Nov 15, 2017

Creating a show as captivating as Homer's Odyssey is no easy task. Playwright Naomi Lizuka attempts to capture the adventure and concept of home, while reimagining the long journey home as told in Homer's Odyssey. ANON(YMOUS), now playing at St. Edward's Mary Moody Theatre, is inspired by this ancient Greek work of art than it is an accurate retelling. As in the original epic poem, Odysseus travels far, clashing with many monsters and adversaries along the way. Anon, a young refugee also searching for his home, represents Odysseus in Lizuka's fresh take on this long journey. There are stark differences between the classic and this new version. A few obvious changes involve a swap for a mother to son relationship versus the classic loving wife relationship in the original story. The timeline in Homer's Odyssey is not relative in Lizuka's new telling. Years passing add more passion and drive to Odysseus' journey as he makes his way back to his wife, Penelope. Anon, however, passes through scenes, and different characters pay homage to the monsters originally faced but with a more relatable modern twist. For example, the seductress is a bartender with patrons whom oink like pigs. This is a clear reference to the original telling, but as quickly as Anon enters this scene, he runs away as fast as he can - apparently, he did not want to dance. In the original story, Odysseus spends much more time being tempted. As the similarities occur to the audience during the show, the difference in relative subject matter makes the connection to the audience more powerful. Tackling immigration, cultural diversity and sorrow, much more meaning is added, and people can relate to and learn something from the story. (more...)

VITA's New Crowdsourcing App is a Real-Life Wisdom of the Crowd Technology
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017


Holiday Shows Announced at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The following are acts performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Chicago late November through New Year's Eve. All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8:00 p.m., unless noted. (more...)

Mississippi Division of Medicaid Exchanges Clinical Data in Real-Time with Hattiesburg Clinic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017


BWW Interview: Ariana Debose Brings Some SUMMER to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 13, 2017

Ariana has brought her colossal talent to the La Jolla Playhouse in their new musical in SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, playing through December 17th. (more...)

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Named Official Wine of the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants, the lifestyle brand centered around wine and focused on creating memorable moments that enrich lives, has been named the Official Wine of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Cooper's Hawk wines debut in this role at the 24th Annual SAG Awards on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, an event which is simulcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). (more...)

Author Faith Strong Wins Prestigious Awards for 'The Glories of Aging'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017


NDFTT Announces The Inaugural Force For Good Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The University of Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT), in partnership with Notre Dame's Office of Pre-College Programs, announces the inaugural Force For Good Film Festival a film festival for high school students and their phones. (more...)

Performance Space 122 Announces 2018 Coil Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Performance Space 122, the birthplace of contemporary performance as it is known today, returns to its legendary home in the East Village, under the leadership of new Executive Artistic Director Jenny Schlenzka, after nearly six years presenting new works in partnership with venues across New York City. The institution will welcome the public to its newly renovated, column-free facilities at 150 1st Avenue - custom-designed by Deborah Berke Partners for interdisciplinary performance - with its 2018 Coil Festival (January 10 February 4, 2018). (more...)

The Idea Fund Announces Round 10 2018 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The Idea Fund, a re-granting program administered by a partnership of DiverseWorks, Aurora Picture Show, and Project Row Houses and funded by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, is thrilled to announce the Round Ten (2018) TIF jury awarded a total of $50,000 to the following artists: Pamela Council; Bill Davenport; Brian PlutoLenz Ellison; Failure to Con/Form (Ching-In Chen, Jorge Galvan Flores, Cassie Mira Nicholson, John Pluecker, Addie Tsai) Sebastian Gomez de la Torre; Alex Goss; Shana Hoehn; jenaeveeve; Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin; Monica Villarreal; and Laura Wellen. (more...)

Kravis Center Offers A Nonstop Series Of Magical Concerts, Shows & Special Events This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The dynamic 26th annual season continues at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts with nonstop concerts, shows and holiday presentations for every audience and all entertainment preferences throughout December and January: (more...)

Nok Nok Labs Announces First FIDO UAF 1.1 Implementation by Major Mobile Network Operator
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017


BWW Interview: Michael Fabiano Talks RIGOLETTO at the Royal Opera House
by Nicole Ackman - Dec 7, 2017

Michael Fabiano is returning to the Royal Opera House this month to star as the Duke of Mantua in Sir David McVicar's production of Verdi's Rigoletto. In addition to being an acclaimed tenor, he's the founder of ArtSmart, a non-profit organisation that provides free voice lessons to pupils at underprivileged schools. (more...)

Anything Technologies Media Signs MOU to Acquire Bitcoin Super Highway Asset Management Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017


Rose McGowan Speaks At HT Leadership Summit 2017 In India
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Rose McGowan recently traveled to New Delhi, India on behalf of Liberatum, the global cultural diplomacy organization. This major leadership summit also featured President Obama, Prime Minister of India and many other world renowned figures. Liberatum is working with world leaders and cultural figures to promote change. (more...)

Feder Collaborates with Rankin & Make Up For Ever for 'Breathe' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Created through an exciting collaboration with British avant-garde photographer Rankin and Make Up For Ever, the production invites consumers to create their very own colour mixes in association with Make Up Forever and Artist Color Shadow, a collection of 124 new vibrant eye shadows. (more...)

Isaac Mizrahi Returns To Café Carlyle, 1/30-2/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Isaac Mizrahi returns to Caf Carlyle with an all-new show, Isaac Mizrahi: Moderate to Severe, January 30 February 10. Mizrahi will perform classics by Charles Aznavour, Blondie and Bob Dylan. He'll be joined by his band of (handsome, thin, single) (maybe not single) jazz musicians, led by Ben Waltzer. Mizrahi will tell all new irreverent stories and has a fresh list of songs, not to mention a fresh stock of swag items to regift! In a review of last year's Caf debut, The New York Times noted he is determined to challenge the cultural status quo and help blaze a path into a more liberated future where few subjects are off-limits. And his Caf Carlyle engagement is a big deal. Discussing the upcoming residency, Isaac says I'm thrilled to be returning to Caf Carlyle. Without resorting to hyperbole, it's the greatest, chicest cabaret venue of all! (more...)

New 5th Avenue Program for New Musicals Announced- FIRST DRAFT: RAISE YOUR VOICE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

The 5th Avenue Theatre announces a complete restructure of its new works development program with the launch of First Draft: Raise Your Voice, designed to introduce and nurture new musical theater writers from traditionally under-represented populations. Across an 18 month cycle, the program will shepherd writing teams representing an intentionally targeted community from a simple concept on a page through the complete draft of a show and score with an industry reading. The program solidifies the theater's commitment to cultivating diversity and inclusivity and will replace NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals following its 2018 iteration in March. The first cycle will solicit submissions from womxn (women and female-identifying) writing teams. (more...)

UC San Diego Theatre & Dance to Welcome Veronica Santiago Moniello for thesisWORKS 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents thesisWORKS 2017: Before the horses crash into the ground, and then the ground. A dance performance by Ver nica Santiago Moniello. (more...)

by Greer Firestone - Dec 5, 2017

In the late 1800's George Seurat developed pointillism, a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. (more...)

PORTRAITS OF THE 14TH STREET Y Exhibition Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Portraits of the 14th Street Y, a series of photographs by Bridget Badore, will be shown at the 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, New York, NY 10003, from December 6, 2017 through January 6, 2018, with an opening celebration on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 7-9pm. (more...)

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents Local Chicana Artists Sarah Castillo, Arlene Mejorado and Adriana Monsalve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents local Chicana artists Sarah Castillo, Arlene Mejorado and Adriana Monsalve in side by side exhibitions exploring feminine perspectives through photography and multi-media works. Entre Orillas by Arlene Mejorado & Adriana Monsalve and Chicana Feelings by Sarah Castillo open on Friday, December 8, 2017 with an Opening Reception in the Galer a Guadalupe followed by an Artist Talk on Sunday, December 10. (more...)

BWW Review: THE STATE at Forum Theatre
by Molly Korroch - Dec 4, 2017

It can be difficult to write a review without some sort of spoiler. With 'The State' it's nearly impossible, but I'm going to try. This is a show where, for better or worse, what's being said takes a back seat to how it is being said. Alexander Manuiloff's experimental concept 'The State' is part of politically charged Forum Theatre's fourteenth season. (more...)

Hustle Gang's Own Tokyo Jetz Releases New NYC FREESTYLE Video
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Tokyo Jetz of Hustle Gang surprised her fans with an unexpected freestyle video yesterday, on social media. This visual, unlike her famous car freestyle clips, was shot in the streets of New York City. (more...)

Coolbular Inc. Publishing Announces the Release of Volume 5 in the Series of Children's Books Titled 'The Adventures of Johnny's Mini Monster Truck'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017


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