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August Performances Announced at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

An eclectic lineup is featured this month at Blue Note Hawaii with an array of iconic national artists, local favorites and hilarious comedians. The Henry Kapono Artist to Artist Series continues with Jerry Santos of Olomana, followed by local greats Shawn Pimental and Lehua Kalima, one-man wonder Tavana, Kapono N??ili?ili, Brother Noland and of course the incomparable Willie K. The Blue Note Hawaii Comedy Series continues this month with Steve Byrne and Louie Anderson. National recording artist and GRAMMY Award-winning R&B icon Regina Belle kicks off the month and is book ended with a capella phenoms Take 6. More artists this month include bandoneon player JP Jofre and his Nuevo Tango Quartet, the amazing flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert and pop singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson. There are also two late-night shows with self-proclaimed blues road dog G Love, following his performances at the sold-out Jack Johnson concerts. (more...)

Peter Oren Announces Sophomore Album 'Anthropocene'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Indiana-born, everywhere-based singer-songwriter Peter Oren has announced his sophomore album, Anthropocene, will arrive November 10 on Western Vinyl, premiering the title-track, first singe today CLASH – share via Soundcloud. (more...)

Garage Rock Legend Roky Erickson to Play White Eagle Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

What do REM, The Foo Fighters, Rob Zombie, and ZZ Top have in common? (more...)

Dolly Parton & More React to Passing of Music Legend Glen Campbell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Six-time Grammy winner Glen Campbell Glen Campbell, whose many hits including 'Rhinestone Cowboy,' 'Wichita Lineman' and 'By the Time I Get to Phoenix,' passed away Tuesday, August 7th at the age of 81. (more...)

Lionsgate Announces 'The Wonder Certified Kind Classroom' Educational Initiative
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lionsgate today announced the launch of the educational initiative THE WONDER CERTIFIED KIND CLASSROOM. The program is inspired by R.J. Palacio's worldwide bestselling children's novel and Lionsgate's upcoming film Wonder, starring Academy Award winner Julia Roberts (more...)

QUOR Returns to the Southwest US: Headed Straight for the Eclipse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

For the first time in over 40 years, the shadow of the moon will be cast directly across the middle of the United States; as The Earth passes behind it. Both space rocks will be in line with the G2V star; our sun. (more...)

BWW Review: Cirque Du Soleil's MICHAEL JACKSON: ONE DAZZLES WITH THE MAGIC & MUSIC OF MJ at Mandalay Bay
by Katherine Damisch - Aug 9, 2017

Michael Jackson ONE is a resident Cirque du Soleil show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The show follows four friends being chased by cyborg beings after stealing MJ's iconic bejewelled glove. Along the way, each of them encounters different items of the late performer's visual persona: the aforementioned glove, his shoes, his glasses, and his fedora. Each companion gets a scene focused on them where they encounter one of the shortcomings of their personality, but with the help of one of these items, is able to overcome it. (more...)

Fantasia Comes to 59E59 Theaters as SMALL WORLD Imagines a Meeting Between Walt Disney and Stravinsky
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the New York City premiere of SMALL WORLD, written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato. Produced by Penguin Rep, SMALL WORLD begins performances on Wednesday, September 13 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 7.  Press opening is Sunday, September 17 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

David Crosby, Craig Finn, Poco & More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby on tour with his latest solo album, Craig Finn (of the Hold Steady) with John K. Samson (of the Weakerthans) and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 10 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story byJeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finneyreturns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home for a Sept. 16 opening. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Presents Phantoms, Fiends and Fairytales this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Two holiday-themed programs and a radio drama are among the treats for audiences when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players return to City Winery Chicago to present the Fall Chamber Concert Series. With a wide variety of concerts, presented in the uniquely casual brunch setting of this West Loop winery and restaurant, this season's lineup promises a fun and entertaining series of classical music. (more...)

UrtheCast to Host Second Quarter Conference Call on August 14, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

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Voyager Golden Record Inspires a Video Montage Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

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OFJCC Palo Alto presents Hollywood Actors, World Musicians, and More This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center of Palo Alto proudly presents the stellar line-up for its Fall 2017-2018 Arts & Dialogues series, featuring world-renowned musicians, artists, and a host of fascinating thinkers, doers, and innovators. Beginning in September and continuing through December, the OFJCC will host spectacular performances from globally acclaimed instrumentalists such as Israeli cellist Amit Peled and Yeshiva University's The Maccabeats a cappella phenomena. The Jazz Giants series will have audience members swaying along to the mesmerizing sounds of trumpeter Avishai Cohen, and the infectious rhythms of multi-award-winning jazz pianist Kenny Barron. Families will love the whimsical and interactive Amazing Bubble Man, and the much-anticipated return of Opera for Families provides an enriching introduction to the art form for youth of all ages. In December, acclaimed actor Bill Murray will charm audiences with his unique brand of wit in a rare live performance with distinguished German cellist Jan Vogler, in a one-of-a-kind experience combining literature and classical music. (more...)

Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Cuban Ballet School Announce New Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Sarasota Opera and the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School announce an inaugural collaboration for the 2017/2018 season. The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School will participate in three of the five operas in Sarasota Opera's upcoming season. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in Star VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

TRH Productions have released the exclusive first image of Natalie Dormer and David Oakes prior the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur which will run for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Netflix's Fire Chasers to Premiere as Part of KCET's Cinema Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, announced today details for the world premiere of the Netflix original documentary series Fire Chasers at the [http://www.kcet.org/cinemaseries]KCET Cinema Series, a weekly screening series in Los Angeles that shows the best of Hollywood, independent and festival films prior to their release in theatres, in partnership with the Washington, D.C.-based [http://dceff.org] Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (DCEFF), which for over 25 years has been the world's premier showcase of environmentally-themed films. Fire Chasers is a searing and intense documentary series that takes viewers into the heart of California's devastating recent wildfires alongside the brave men and women of Cal Fire and the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Fire Chasers is a Netflix Original Documentary produced by Appian Way and Original Productions. (more...)

Theatre For A New Audience Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

On the heels of winning its second Ross Wetzsteon Award for Sustained Excellence at the 2017 OBIE Awards, Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA; Jeffrey Horowitz, Founding Artistic Director) have just announced its 2017-18 season. (more...)

Chilean Prog Ensemble Aisles To Tour US In Support of Critically Acclaimed Album "Hawaii"
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Aisles, the acclaimed South American prog rock sextet, will tour the United States for the first time in their career to play five dates, including the festivals Progstock in Rahway, New Jersey, and Progtoberfest, in Chicago, Illinois.  (more...)

Award-Winning Children's Show Reveals World of Impossibly Small Man at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) will present Barking Gecko Theatre Company's enchanting Helpmann Award-winning show Bambert's Book of Lost Stories from 11 to 15 October 2017. (more...)

Sony Pictures Brings ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER to VOD, 8/15
by Movies News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Following a successful theatrical run, Sony Pictures' ROGUE WARRIOR : ROBOT FIGHTER is coming to VOD August 15. (more...)

Buglisi's 9/11 TABLE OF SILENCE Returns to Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

???????Artistic Director Jacqulyn Buglisi and Buglisi Dance Theatre are honored to be welcomed back by Lincoln Center for a 7th annual presentation of the transcendent  '9/11 Table of Silence Project,' a public performance tribute to 9/11 and prayer for peace and healing, conceived and choreographed by Jacqulyn Buglisi.  The tribute will take place Monday September 11, beginning at 8:15 AM and concluding precisely at 8:46 AM, the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.  Buglisi was inspired to create the 9/11 Table of Silence by Italian visual artist Rossella Vasta's sculptural installation of 100 ceramic plates that represent a banquet table uniting humanity.   Given the unrelenting and tragic acts of terror and violence that continue in the world,  '9/11 Table of Silence' remains as relevant and timely today as when it was first performed seven  years ago at Lincoln Center.                                         (more...)

Environmental Musical RACHEL Comes to NY Summerfest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Environmental musical Rachel has just been announced as an official selection of the 2017 NY Summerfest. (more...)

Treasure of the Magical Mine Moppets: New Young Adult Fantasy Drama Promotes Forgiveness and Acceptance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

K.J. Blocker has created an alternative universe, like no other can, in his newly-released book, 'Treasure of the Magical Mine Moppets' (ISBN: 978-0999150740). Published by Mindstir Media, the book's motive is to foster kindness and understanding. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Samantha Bond in THE LIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced that Samantha Bond will play Alice in Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton. (more...)

Grammy-Nominated Pianist and Composer John Burke to Host SUPERSTRATUM Album Release Concert 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

On September 10, 2017 from 6-8pm, Pianist and Composer, John Burke, will host an Album Release Concert at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia to launch his first multi-instrumental album, Superstratum. Tickets are $20 and are available at JohnBurkeMusic.com/Superstratum. (more...)

National Theatre, Royal Court Stars to Join Alan MacKenzie in SCRIBBLE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Twenty-three performers who have performed with organisations and venues including the National Theatre and Royal Court in London, the English National Opera, National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre and Traverse Theatre will be taking to the stage to perform the supporting role during the month-long Festival Fringe run of Scribble, winner of the Assembly Roxy Theatre award, opposite Alan MacKenzie in the lead role of Ross. (more...)

Netflix Reveals First Look at Exciting New Anime Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Yesterday in Tokyo, Netflix announced a slate of exciting new anime programming and some new video in support of upcoming anime programming, including the following (more...)

BWW Review: Revival of KING KONG at The Fugard Theatre as Complex as it is Thrilling
by David Fick - Aug 19, 2017

Watching KING KONG, the Fugard Theatre's latest musical theatre production, is as complex an experience as it is a thrilling one. The first revival of a legendary South African jazz opera, as it was called when first performed in 1959, KING KONG is at once a historical document, a contemporary reimagining, a vibrant performance piece and a damning comment on society. (more...)

English National Ballet to Return to Manchester with SONG OF THE EARTH and LA SYLPHIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Two works new to English National Ballet's repertoire, Sir Kenneth MacMillan's masterwork, Song of The Earth and August Bournonville's La Sylphide recreated by Frank Andersen and Eva Kloborg, will be performed at the Manchester Palace Theatre from Wednesday 11 -  Saturday 14 October. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Netflix's Upcoming Documentary Series FIRE CHASERS
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Plunge daringly into the world of wildfires -- check out the trailer for the upcoming documentary series FIRE CHASERS, launching globally on Netflix September 8. (more...)

NYC Premiere of SMALL WORLD Comes to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The New York City premiere of SMALL WORLD, written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato. (more...)

BWW Interview: Paris Remillard Is Getting Into THIS (and That) This Summer at Barrington Stage Company
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 15, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, is wrapping up its summer season with This, written by Obie Award-winner Melissa James Gibson and directed by Louisa Proske. After receiving rave reviews during its off Broadway run in 2009, the play arrived on the St. Germain Satge, where it will run through August 27. (more...)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Symphony Space, one of New York's best-loved cultural destinations, is pleased to announce a new season of lively and diverse programming, running from October 2017 through June 2018. Returning this season are Projects conceived by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne, each uniting Symphony Space's multidisciplinary events around a shared theme. A month-by-month listing of featured events follows. (more...)

Highlights from Broadway In Chicago's Annual Summer Concert at Millennium Park
by Rachel Weinberg - Aug 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago's Summer Concert on Monday drew probably the largest crowd for the event I have seen in several years of attendance (and they were definitely a fired-up bunch). Musical theater fans across Chicago clamored to see Broadway In Chicago's showcase of ten upcoming touring shows (with a bonus appearance from HAMILTON's Chris De'Sean Lee, who co-hosted with usual emcee Janet Davies of ABC7). Here's my take on the highlights of the concert and which touring musicals should top your must-see list for the coming season. (more...)

Denver's Biggest and Best Annual Halloween Tradition is Back
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Bug Theatre and Paper Cat Films have reunited once again for the biggest and best annual Halloween treat in Colorado. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD…Live! On Stage! will be October 6 through 28, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and for students, seniors and military. Tickets at the door will be $18 general admission/$15 for anyone dressed like a zombie. A special group rate is also available for groups of 6 or more (in advance only) for just $14. Tickets are available online at www.BugTheatre.org. There will also be an industry night, Thursday, October 26, and tickets will be $10. (more...)

Best-Selling Author William R. Forstchen Releases New Book
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

As a recognized expert on infrastructure security, William R. Forstchen, Ph.D. knows exactly what the outcome of an EMP attack on our nation would be. (more...)

UrtheCast Announces the Signing of a Contract exceeding $100M for the Delivery of a SAR-XL Satellite as an 'Accelerator Mission' for the OptiSAR Constellation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

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Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Beverly Bombshells, Colleen Ballinger and More Take the Stage at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

On Monday, August 7, Birdland was, as always, the place for an enormous variety of musical talent and much excitement. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Shen Yun to Bring Bold New Production to Boise Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Shen Yun Performing Arts presents a bold and high-energy new production in Boise with two shows at the Morrison Center, March 20 - 21, 2018. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Full Company Announced For THE LIE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the full company for Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton - Lindsay Posner directs Samantha Bond, James Dreyfus, Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. (more...)

Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get 'Tough & Tender' on North American Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 "Tough & Tender" Tour. In addition to the high-powered, all-out rockers the band is known for delivering, the guys will turn down the volume (but not the intensity) and treat audiences to acoustic versions of some of their classic hits. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Hoping The Earth Doesn't Blow Up
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, as a homeowner and inhabitant of the planet, Stephen Colbert is really hoping Earth continues to be following Trump's latest press conference. (more...)

Air Supply Returns to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Air Supply, with original members Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock comes to the Fred Kavli Theatre on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash Get 'Tough & Tender' on North American Fall Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Wishbone Ash, one of the most influential guitar bands in the history of rock, will offer their North American fans a dynamic concert experience on the 2017 “Tough & Tender” Tour. (more...)

Ava DuVernay, Charles D. King, and Victoria Mahoney to adapt Octavia Butler's DAWN for Television
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 10, 2017

Yesterday, it was announced that Hugo and Nebula Award Winner Octavia E. Butler's Xenogenesis / Lilith's Brood series, which begins with DAWN, will be adapted into a TV series by Ava DuVernay (Selma, 13th, the upcoming 2018 release A Wrinkle in Time) and Victoria Mahoney (Queen Sugar, Yelling to the Sky) in their most recent collaboration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walkabout Theater Company presents A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Walkabout Theater Company is celebrating summer with A PERSEPHONE PAGEANT, an outdoor spectacle performance weaving together mythic tales of nature gods and true stories of environmental justice. Join Walkabout as it travels from Chicago's Rainbow Beach to the North Shore with a family-friendly, immersive performance exploring the Great Lakes, their history with Chicago and the great victories and challenges associated with their preservation.   (more...)

Photographer Alain Willaume's 'Vulnerable,' Opens at FIAF 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is pleased to present VULNERABLE, the first-ever U.S. solo exhibition of work by French photographer Alain Willaume, as part of the 2017 edition of the Crossing the Line Festival. Curated by Francois Hebel, perhaps best known as the longtime director of the prestigious Les Rencontres de la photographie festival in Arles, France, VULNERABLE will be on view at the FIAF Gallery from Friday, September 15, through Saturday, October 28. (more...)

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