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BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2017
by - Aug 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TNT Brings Theatrical Legend Charles Busch to Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

TERRIFIC NEW THEATRE presents Charles Busch: That Boy, That Girl for one night only on September 23, 2017. This is The First time this theatrical delight will play his solo show in Alabama. (more...)

Eli Cooper, Alex Rathgeber, and John Xintavelonis Join the Cast of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones today announced additional cast members for the upcoming Australian tour of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

Snowlion Rep Starts Season with ANYTHING HELPS GOD BLESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

Anything Helps God Bless received an immensely successful, and for some, life-changing workshop last December with two sold-out performances.  Audience response was so strong, with calls for the show to 'go national,' that Snowlion Rep will mount a full production of the show as The First offering of its upcoming season of plays that take place in Maine. (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Shupe of BILLY ELLIOT at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - Aug 20, 2017

Versatile actor Will Shupe moonlights as a set designer. Some of his secrets are revealed in this fascinating interview. (more...)

BWW TV: Dancin' Duo Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune Get Ready to Hit the Road for JUST IN TIME!
by TV - Press Previews - Aug 20, 2017

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune will hit the road this fall for CHITA & TUNE - Just in Time. Fans of the iconic duo will now have the opportunity of seeing these acclaimed performers in New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, New York, Florida, Arizona and California beginning September 16. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 19, 2017
by - Aug 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Ballet Hispanico Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, 2017 with free events, performances, exhibitions and dance lessons for children and adults. Events include a Salsa Extravaganza, an 'A la Calle' Block Party, an Instituto Coreografico dance showing and discussion, an intimate Tablao flamenco performance, and an exhibition of visual artwork at the Ballet Hispanico's headquarters, The Arnhold Center, at 167 W. 89th Street. (more...)

West End and Broadway Star John Owen-Jones Takes the Stage at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway Supper Club, presents John Owen-Jones (Phantom/Les Miserables) on September 6, 2017. No stranger to Broadway, John was The First British actor to perform the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables both on Broadway and the West End when he made his Broadway debut in 2007 at the Broadhurst Theatre. (more...)

VP Mike Pence Attends THE KING AND I at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

According to audience reports on both the BroadwayWorld Message Board and on Twitter, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife attended THE KING AND I at the Kennedy Center last night, August 18. (more...)

Brian Clowdus of Serenbe Playhouse Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that Brian Clowdus will be taking us behind the scenes at Serenbe Playhouse's production of CABARET! (more...)

Total Theatre Awards Announces 2017 Shortlist
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

As the Edinburgh Festival and Festival Fringe celebrate 70th birthdays in 2017, it's also a landmark year for the Total Theatre Awards. We are delighted to announce today the shortlist for the Total Theatre Awards 2017. From the shortlist announced today, a total of seven awards will be awarded across five categories: 'Physical & Visual Theatre'; 'Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form'; 'Emerging'; 'Circus'; and 'Dance'. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Teatro Latea and the Spanish improv group Teatro 220, present their new show Dale con Ganas a la Piñata, on Friday August 25th at 8pm, at Teatro LATEA at the Lower East Side Manhattan, celebrating their first birthday. Through improv, music and sketches these young latin american actors will embody the most creative stories given by the audience members. (more...)

How Defensive Driving courses Can Help You Save Thousands
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017


Midas Investments Launches Media and Entertainment Fund for Film Content
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Singapore based Investment Banking and Advisory firm, Midas Investments Consulting Pte Ltd has launched a US$ 150 Million Midas Global Media Opportunities fund. The fund will invest in a diversified portfolio of Media and Entertainment related projects, assets and ventures such as Films (including mainstream / Indie films - Production and Distributions), Digital and Broadcast Content (including Short Films, Web Series, Television), Global Events (Entertainment, Social and Corporate), Talent Management and New Age Media technology firms. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars Come Out for Good Causes at SPEAK UP, RISE UP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Speak Up, Rise Up, runs until Sunday, August 20 at the historic Connelly Theater in the East Village. The inaugural festival has featured 18 diverse solo and storytelling shows, and 7 community workshop performances over the past week. (more...)

BWW Review: BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Does Not Quite Glow at 2nd Story Theatre
by Larry O'Brien - Aug 19, 2017

BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE must be missing the eye of a newt. (more...)

3rd Chicago Theater Bike Ride Benefits Actors' Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard, a 501(c)(3) organization, will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (, and The Emergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from The First two Rides. (more...)

John M. Lalli, C.O.O. Recognized as an Honored Member by Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Publication
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/19/2017
by - Aug 19, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/19/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: As Time Goes By: THE ALL NGHT STRUT Revives Music and Memories
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 19, 2017

The memories are in the music, and Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage's latest co-production struts, sizzles smiles, and sparkles with energy and latent emotion. Classy, funny, lively, touching, vocally and instrumentally beautiful, this tightly constructed revue, The All Night Strut, offers a journey to an era where the world was in turmoil, time moved more slowly, hearts were worn on sleeves, and swing was the thing. Performed in a stylish production with a quartet of stunning soloists and a trio of fine musicians, this soundtrack of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s tells its story in song and dance and offers theatre-goers a wholly satisfying and warmly memorable experience. (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre's OTHELLO Still Stunning, Fresh
by Andrew White - Aug 19, 2017

For all the pathos in this, one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, director Ron Daniels has found a way to create and unexpectedly festive atmosphere. There is, refreshingly, room to laugh knowingly even as Iago weaves his evil plot. (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...)

BWW Review: Stuart Lightbody Himself is the Most Magical of His UNIQUE WONDERS
by David Fick - Aug 19, 2017

Stuart Lightbody's UNIQUE WONDERS closes today after a dream season at the Alexander Bar, Theatre and Cafe. The popular Capetonian sleight of hand artist and psychological illusionist's newest show has been a sold-out smash success, with bookings filling up far in advance of the nightly performances. (more...)

Ayleet Productions Party Divas Awards Show 2017 Announces Submission Guidelines
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On Saturday, October 14th NY based company Ayleet Productions will be hosting The First Annual Party Divas Award Show at Lovecraft NYC (50 Ave B, New York, NY 10009), and they've recently announced SUBMISSION GUIDELINES for female DJs, Promoters, MCs and more looking to be considered for honors in various categories! (more...)

Producers Celebrate the Ongoing Success of BIG IN BELGIUM at Summerhall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following the huge success of the four previous seasons at Summerhall which have included the award-winning Us/Them, One Hundred Homes and The Great Downhill Journey of Little Tommy, BIG IN BELGIUM producers Big in Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions and Theatre Royal Plymouth are celebrating a fifth  year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Ontroerend Goed today winning a Fringe First for £¥€$ (LIES). (more...)

Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Center Theatre Group to Host Community Conversations for CURIOUS INCIDENT...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host two Community Conversations inspired by "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" on Friday, August 25 and Wednesday, September 6. Community Conversations are a series of panel discussions that are free and open to the public and feature local thought leaders in dialogue about the context, issues and ideas finding voice on our stages. (more...)

Mayor Huether to Attend Solar Eclipse Events at Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether plans to watch the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21 at the Washington Pavilion. The public is invited to experience the eclipse at the Kirby Science Discovery Center. The eclipse will be visible across the United States and will reach its maximum viewing in our area at 1:01 p.m.  (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Roundabout @ Summerhall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 18, 2017

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is a rocking rollercoaster ride through the last thirty years in Britain, from the Thatcherite late 80s, through Cool Britannia, to Brexit Britain.  Focusing on two working-class kids from Hull, Leah and Chris, it portrays their unfulfilled dreams and increasing neuroses, even as an asteroid screams towards the planet.  It's not quite a play, not quite a musical and not quite a rock concert, taking elements from each to create what production company Middle Child describe as 'gig theatre'. (more...)

BROADWAY IN WILMINGTON Single Tickets Go On Sale This Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Single tickets for the 2017-2018 Broadway in Wilmington series at The Playhouse on Rodney Square will go on sale August 22 at 10:00 a.m. The Broadway series, the third season under the management of The Grand Opera House, includes four week-long productions, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CABARET, DIRTY DANCING: THE CLASSIC STORY LIVE ON STAGE, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. In addition, the schedule includes three limited-engagements, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY and DANCE TO THE MOVIES. (more...)

Join DJ Khaled on Xbox Live Sessions, a New Interactive Show Premiering August 25 on Mixer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017


Company of Fools to Present Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following a successful summer run of Aaron Posner's play Life Sucks, Company of Fools' 22nd season of theatre continues this fall with a production of BRIGHT HALF LIFE by playwright Tanya Barfield. Company of Fools' Interim Artistic Director, Ilana Becker, will direct the play, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 14, 2017, at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey. (more...)

Bithumb Has Exceeded $870 million in Daily Trading Volume for the First Time Since the Opening of the Domestic Virtual Currency Market.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017


Cast Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and LOVE NEVER DIES have announced full casting for the North American Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Ballet Hispanico to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Free Events and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Ballet Hispánico will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, 2017 with free events, performances, exhibitions and dance lessons for children and adults. (more...)

Julia Scotti Set for Stand-Up Session at Eagle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Eagle's next installment of Stand-Up Comedy is August 26th @ 7:00PM & 9:30PM, featuring America's Got Talent finalist, and Winner of Showtime's Funniest Person in America, Julia Scotti, hosted by New York's Funny Man, Kevin Hurley. (more...)

IRATION New Single 'Borderlines' Available Now; Impacting Radio Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Reggae-influenced alternative rock band IRATION has officially released their new single 'Borderlines' across all music platforms along with a lyric video for the thought-provoking song (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Marissa Jaret Winokur, Ryan O'Connor and More for A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

On Monday, August 21 at 8:30pm, A Little New Music will present its 15th concert collaboration with an eclectic array of artists performing original musical theatre songs at the historic Catalina Jazz Club. Those who attend A Little New Music will be some of The First to discover new pieces of musical theatre that could potentially become Broadway hits. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Evanescence 'Bring Me To Life' (Synthesis) On Rolling Stone; 'Synthesis Live' Fall Tour On-Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

As EVANESCENCE prepare to return this fall with SYNTHESIS, their fourth studio album, the group today, August 18 premiered 'Bring Me To Life' (Synthesis), via Rolling Stone (more...)

VICELAND Announces Fall Line-Up with New Shows & Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

VICELAND, the Emmy nominated youth lifestyle and entertainment network from VICE Media and A+E Networks, is rolling out a diverse and compelling line-up of new shows and returning favorites to run throughout the fall. (more...)

The Art School Welcomes New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Board of Directors of the Art School at Old Church (TASOC), a non-profit cultural arts center in Demarest, NJ, has announced that Lisa Beth Vettoso began as the organization's new Executive Director on July 3, 2017. (more...)

Marinas Menu: CABERNAYZYNS are a Versatile Superfood and Delicious for Snacking
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 18, 2017

Have you tried CabernayZyns? This wine grape superfood is a delicious, healthy snack and is also wonderful for garnishing salads and mixing in to many of your favorite foods. (more...)

Stephen Stills & Judy Collins, Air Supply, Under The Streetlamp and Buddy Guy at Luther Burbank Center On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced the addition of Stephen Stills and Judy Collins (November 5), Air Supply (November 11), Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Holidays (December 14) and Buddy Guy (March 18) to its 2017-2018 lineup. Tickets for these shows are on sale now and available online at, by calling 707-546-3600 or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

Shoney's' Set to Prepare its Guests for Total Solar Eclipse with a Great Meal, FREE Eclipse Glasses and a FREE MoonPie'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

As America prepares for Monday's total solar eclipse and its citizens seek the path of totality, all roads will lead to Shoney's as the iconic, All-America brand will treat its guests to FREE eclipse glasses and a FREE MoonPie with meal purchase while supplies last on August 21, 2017. (more...)

White House Responds to Arts & Humanities Committee Resignations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Today it was reported that members of the Trump's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities have resigned today in protest of the President's controversial remarks following a violent incident in Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)

Review Roundup: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theatre in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The world premiere of TREVOR the musical opens tonight at Writers Theatre. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Don Barnes of 38 Special Continues to 'Ride the Storm'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

When 38 Special co-founder and lead singer Don Barnes released his long lost Ride The Storm solo album on June 30, he had no idea how true to life that title would be. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Live Coverage of Team USA Eagles vs. New Zealand Black Ferns, 8/22
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Following the Team USA Women's Eagles march through pool play of the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, NBCSN will present live coverage of the Eagles' semifinal match against the New Zealand Black Ferns on Tuesday at noon ET. (more...)

AMC Announces THE WALKING DEAD Multi-Weekend Marathon Starting 8/20
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Beginning Sunday, August 20th at 9:00 a.m. ET/PT, AMC will air a multi-weekend marathon event of 'The Walking Dead,' leading into a special preview of season eight, airing Sunday, September 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

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