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PHOENIX PAYNE at United Solo Theatre Festival Dives Into Doris Payne's Life as a Theif
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

Actor, Monette McLin, has written a one-woman show 'Phoenix Payne' as a way to explore her admiration of the infamous Doris Marie Payne. Monologues delivered by fictional characters, and some from Payne herself, allow the audience to choose whether Doris should be vindicated, or continue to be vilified for her actions. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE at Theater West End Makes Up for the National Tour Skipping Orlando
by Aaron Wallace - Sep 22, 2018

But then I heard a big voice belt, 'IT'S SUNDAY!' and snapped to attention like it was time to get up and get to church. It was. With that crack of thunder, three tell-it-like-it-is church ladies led their ensemble to the stage... (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ali Ewoldt Takes Over BWW Instagram Tomorrow!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Sep 21, 2018

Go behind the scenes with The Phantom of the Opera's Ali Ewoldt this Saturday, September 22nd as she takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram to give a behind the scenes look at a day in The Life of Broadway's Christine Daae. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hell In A Handbag's THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

This fall, Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to explore THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. Who better to direct this criminal tale of lust and murder than Hell in a Handbag's longtime partner in crime, Shade Murray of A Red Orchid Theatre. The Handbag production marks the first time in over 25 years this campy classic has been performed in Chicago. (more...)

New Arcade Fire Remix & Video Released, 'Peter Pan'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

As Arcade Fire approach the grand finale of their Everything Now Continued Tour, headlining The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles tonight, a new remix and accompanying video have been released for “Peter Pan” from the band's Grammy-nominated international #1 album, Everything Now. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on the Series Premiere of ALL AMERICAN on THE CW - Wednesday, October 10, 2018
by TV Scoop - Sep 21, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on the Series Premiere of ALL AMERICAN, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, October 10, 2018! (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora Theatre Presents BE HERE NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Soul-searching and full of laughter, Be Here Now is set to hit the Aurora Theatre mainstage from September 20 - October 21. Written by award-winning playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer, the play follows a troubled Bari on her journey to find answers. Adult audiences are in for a funny, sometimes heartbreaking - but always uplifting - experience with this masterpiece! (more...)

Jane Kaczmarek And Kate Burton Star In Staged Reading Of KINDERTRANSPORT By Diane Samuels
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Acclaimed actresses Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle") and Kate Burton ("Gray's Anatomy") star in a staged reading of the riveting drama Kindertransport  by Diane Samuels presented by the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in conjunction with producers Patty Glaser, Paula Holt, Perla Karney and Karen Winnick on Sunday, November 11, 2018, 2 pm, in the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis. Directed by Deborah Lavine, the "moving, thought-provoking play," (Variety)inspired by one of the lesser known but most moving stories of the Holocaust explores The Life of a child saved during the Kindertransport, the British humanitarian effort that rescued nearly 10,000 Jewish children prior to World War II. The performance celebrates the 80thAnniversary of the Kindertransport and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for ON YOUR FEET! in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is pleased to announce that the New Orleans engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on The Life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale Friday, Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For Alvin Ailey's THE CALL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Ailey's 60th Anniversary holiday season at New York City Center, November 28 - December 30, will elevate a legacy of innovation and excellence in artistry with premieres by some of today's most revered and prolific choreographers along with timeless treasures by Alvin Ailey. From Rennie Harris comes the Company's first two-act work, Lazarus, inspired by The Life and legacy of Mr. Ailey and addressing the racial inequities our nation has faced, in 1958 when the company was founded and today. (more...)

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike's WHEN I GROW UP Gets Fresh Perspective With Remix Package
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike turned plenty of heads in June when they dropped the long-awaited collaboration with Hip-hop galáctico Wiz Khalifa 'When I Grow Up', and now fans can experience the excitement all over again with 5 new versions of one of the tracks of 2018 from the Belgian brothers. Smash The House once again showcase their diversity and progressive thinking, drafting in remixers from all angles and ensuring all styles are catered for.   (more...)

NewFest 2018 Announces Full Lineup For Their 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Following the announcement of their Opening Night Film, Yen Tan's award-winning AIDS drama 1985, NewFest today announced the full lineup of their 30th annual celebration of the year's best LGBT films from around the world. The program of more than 140 narrative features, documentaries, episodic series and shorts runs from October 24-30 at the SVA Theatre, Cinépolis Chelsea, and The LGBT Community Center in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: Artistry's Beautifully Tragic AWAKE AND SING! will Break Your Heart in the Best Way
by Jill Schafer - Sep 21, 2018

I love sad plays. I love stories of miserable families who love each other but don't know how to express it in healthy ways. AWAKE AND SING!, now playing at Artistry's black box theater, is one such tragically beautiful and beautifully tragic play, like Tennessee Williams set in the Bronx. Or rather, since Clifford Odets' 1935 play predates Williams' major works, I guess I should say that Tennessee Williams is like Odets set in the South. The multi-generational Berger family has become beaten down by life, with the younger generation trying to break free and make a new life in this new country, if only it will let them. With a strong cast and detailed design in an intimate space, Artistry's production is beautiful and heart-breaking. (more...)

BWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING, Omnibus Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 21, 2018

Lorca's masterpiece transported and updated to present day London, but retaining its power to shock as it lays bare the souls of men and women. (more...)

TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Will Open in Germany in 2019; Plans Underway for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The producers of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, the new musical based on The Life of legendary artist Tina Turner are pleased to announce that over 200,000 new tickets will go on sale on Monday 24 September 2018, taking bookings to 20 July 2019. (more...)

Newark Downtown District & NJPAC Present A Free Community Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The Newark Downtown District is the vibrant setting for a free community concert celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Newark Downtown District (NDD) on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Presented in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), this special event features live music by The Commodores and Eric Benet, soul and R&B hits with DJ Felix Hernandez, and appearances by radio personalities Shaila Scott (WBLS 107.5 FM) and DJ Wallah (HOT 97) as co-hosts. (more...)

The United States Secret Service Grants National Geographic Unprecedented Access for New Special
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

National Geographic announced the premiere of United States Secret Service: On the Front Line, an in-depth, exclusive look inside the high-stakes world of protecting the President. The two-hour special echoes one of National Geographic's core missions, to take viewers places few others have been. The special reveals unexpected stories of trepidation and triumph along with a broader understanding of the significant and serious matters the agency must contend with everyday. United States Secret Service: On the Front Line premieres Sunday, October 14 at 9/8c on National Geographic. (more...)

Amy Ray's New Album HOLLER Premiering Now at NPR Folk Alley
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Amy Ray, still thriving as one half of GRAMMY-winning folk duo Indigo Girls, is premiering her upcoming solo album, HOLLER, today at NPR Folk Alley -- 'Hear It First' HERE.Containing 14 new songs by Ray, HOLLER will be released on September 28, 2018 on Daemon Records via the Compass Records Group and will include a special double LP version, along with hi-res and MQA versions. Ray and her recording and touring band will kick off a Southeastern tour on October 23 (scroll down for complete dates), with Northeast and West Coast runs coming in Spring 2019. (more...)

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Announces Feature and Short Film Lineup
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival (HSDFF), presented by Mountain Valley Spring Water, announced today the official selections for this year's short and feature documentary lineups. This year's festival will include additional categories including U.S., International, Southern Stories, Sports, as well as a spotlight on films Made in Arkansas. Now approaching its 27th year, HSDFF is the longest running all-documentary festival in North America and is Academy Award®-Qualifying in the Documentary Short Subject Category. (more...)

VIDEO: The CW Shares ARROW Season 7 Trailer
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2018

VIDEO: The CW Shares ARROW Season 7 Trailer (more...)

WWTNS? Announces BEAUTY FREAK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

What Will The Neighbors Say? is excited to announce the workshop production of Founding Co-Artistic Director James Clements' latest play, Beauty Freak: Leni Riefenstahl's 'Olympia,' this November. The production will officially inaugurate the company's 2018-2019 season at the Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City, currently home to the Long Island City Artists (LIC-A) group and one of the pioneering arts spaces in Queens, following a week long development workshop in the space. The performances will be held on November 10th and 11th at 7.30pm, at the Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Ave, NY 11101 (entry through the parking lot) and tickets are available at www.wwtns.org. (more...)

The Life Of The Young Actor Examined At The King's Head Theatre With (NO) LEAVES ON MY PRECIOUS SELF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The show takes the audience through the mind and daily life of an emerging actor. It explores the fascinating touch of madness a career in performing arts often offers, as well as its challenges and pitfalls. Beautifully moving between physical theatre, musical theatre and spoken word pieces, the show offers a light-hearted but deep and thought-provoking night of entertainment. (more...)

BWW Previews: Based on Nelson Rodrigues' Work O BEIJO NO ASFALTO – O MUSICAL (The Kiss On The Asphalt - The Musical) Opens in Sao Paulo in a Five-Day Season
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 20, 2018

In his first musical version since it was written in 1960, Nelson Rodrigues' classic work performs short season at SESC Vila Mariana. The show has songs by Claudio Lins, direction by Joao Fonseca, and musical direction by Delia Fischer. (more...)

90 DAY FIANCE Returns to TLC for Sixth Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The series that started it all is back: the original 90 DAY FIANCE returns for a sixth season on Sunday, October 21 at 8/7c. Six couples separated by land and sea are prepared to begin their long and arduous journey as they work to bring their fiancés stateside and tie the knot within 90 days, or else risk losing love as their significant others must return to their home countries. (more...)

AYITA'S DREAM Dances into the Cinema in Los Angeles, September 21-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Director, producer and actor Isis Masoud (Bloodline, The Last Goodbye, Rock of Ages, Matter out of Place), and director Roger Ingraham of Sundance fame(Moonshine, As the Dust Settles, Matter Out Of Place), are thrilled to announce a week long screening oftheir newest short film AYITA'S DREAM at the Arena Cinelounge, 6464 Sunset Blvd. Lobby Level, Hollywood, CA 90028, from September 21-27, 2018. (more...)

Writers In The Loft Presents Jill Lepore With Her New Book 'These Truths: A History Of The United States'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

On Wednesday, October 3, award-winning historian and writer Jill Lepore returns to The Music Hall Loft to talk about her latest book, THESE TRUTHS: A History of the United States. This inspiring and meticulously researched work probes the origins and development of our country through the lens of its ideals. With her engaging prose and characteristic ability to illuminate new contours of familiar terrain, Lepore assesses three ideas that shaped the nation of contradictions we inhabit today, providing much needed context to today's hot-button issues. (more...)

The Commercial Theater Institute Announces 2018 - 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Tom Viertel, Executive Director of Commercial Theater Institute (CTI), has announced the 2018 - 2019 season which will include a 14-week in-depth program that explores producing; a 3-day intensive introduction to producing; and workshops on specialized topics. CTI is the theater industry's leading training and professional development program and features over 100 of the most distinguished industry professionals as lecturers and panelists including many Tony Award- winning producers. (more...)

Brief 9/20: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 20, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Lifespan of a Fact begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, A Fine Tribute To A Great Literary Classic
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Sep 19, 2018

George Bernard Shaw is believed to have given his stamp of approval on one of the theater's most famous acts of defiance. He called it 'the door slam heard around the world.' (more...)

Chicago Theatre Week 2019 Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW19), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago during which visitors and residents can access value-priced tickets, will take place February 7-17, 2019. From joy to heartache and every feeling in between, Chicago theatre tells stories that evoke big emotions. Stories that take risks, inspire awe, ask tough questions - and dare audiences to do the same. From musicals to plays to comedy, theatre is for everyone in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of the stories we share and will kick off 2019 as the Year of Chicago Theatre, a first-of-its-kind initiative designated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (more...)

Social: Broadway Dims its Lights to Celebrate the Life and Career of Marin Mazzie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

This evening family, friends, colleagues, and fans lined the streets of the theatre district to pay tribute to the late Marin Mazzie as Broadway dimmed its lights in her honor. (more...)

15th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart Of The City Festival Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Announcing the 15th annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival and twelve days of music, stories, songs, poetry, cultural celebrations, films, theatre, dance, spoken word, workshops, discussions, gallery exhibitions, mixed media, art talks, history talks and history walks. (more...)

Cast Of EVELYN: A NEW MUSICAL To Present POP DIVA'S GO '40'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The cast and creative team of Evelyn: A New Musical present one night only cabaret at Don't Tell Mama to raise funds for their upcoming production at Dixon Place. The money will contribute to paying the cast and crew and providing costumes and props. The remaining amount of money will be donated toward The Trevor Project: a non-profit organization that promotes suicide prevention and provides resources for individuals in the LGTBQ+ community who are struggling with mental illness. (more...)

Todd Mckenney And Rachael Beck To Star In New Australian Production Of BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

BARNUM, one of Broadway's most treasured musicals, returns to Australia in an all-new spectacular production. From visionary director Tyran Parke, this new production of a favourite Broadway classic, originally starring Jim Dale and Glenn Close, followed by a London West End production starring legendary Michael Crawford will play an exclusive engagement at Melbourne's most intimate professional musical theatre venue, the Comedy Theatre for a strictly limited time from April 2019. (more...)

Screen Media Acquires North American Rights for LUZ
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Screen Media announced today it has acquired all North American rights for Tilman Singer's audacious, psychotropic horror film LUZ, planning a first quarter 2019 release in theaters across the US. (more...)

Val Kilmer Live Presents Screening of CINEMA TWAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Val Kilmer will appear in person to introduce the screening of his one-man play about Mark Twain. The one-man show, Citizen Twain, played to sold-out houses at several performing arts venues in Los Angeles and now the writer, actor and director, Val Kilmer, presents a special film screening of the play for one night only at the College of Staten Island, Center for the Arts. (more...)

Black Ensemble Adds WOMEN OF SOUL To 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Women of Soul, (With a Tribute to the Queen) written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU Producer Boot Camp: Essentials Of Successful Self-Producing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Producer Boot Camp Essentials of Successful Self-Producing Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:30am-3:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC. For more details, visit https://truonline.org/events/self-producing-2018/. (more...)

Scoop: NBC Primetime Schedule Through October 14, 2018
by TV Scoop - Sep 19, 2018

Get all the scoop on NBC Primetime Schedule, airing on NBC on Sunday, October 14, 2018! (more...)

Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre Presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre (FMCT) presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT on October 12-13 & 18-20 at 7:30pm and October 14 at 2pm at The Stage at Island Park. (more...)


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BWW Review: Life Springs Eternal in Nashville Children's Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 19, 2018

Ernie Nolan and his stellar crew of theatrical collaborators at Nashville Children's Theatre once again prove their mettle with a production worthy of adulation and acclaim, thanks to their world premiere of the TYA (theater for young audiences) version of the recent Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting. Based on Natalie Babbitt's 1975 novel - long considered one of the finest works ever written expressly for young readers - Tuck Everlasting is a thing of beauty, whether onstage or on the page, and audiences unfamiliar with either the book or the play are in for an emotional, thought-provoking journey that reverberates long after the final bows ring down the show's curtain. (more...)

Jimmy Mazz Brings The Glen Campbell Xperience to the Colonial
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes The Glen Campbell Xperience, celebrating The Life and work of country music legend, Glen Campbell, at The Colonial Theatre on Friday, October 12 at 8pm. Tickets are $25. To honor The Life and legacy of Glen Campbell, a portion of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN at Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 18, 2018

The characters in Eugene O'Neil's "Moon For The Misbegotten," now being performed by the Kansas City Actors' Theatre at Union Station, are tours de force for serious actors and serious audiences.   The story, while not autobiographical, follows The Life path of O'Neil's brother James.  They are, in some ways, similar to the tragic heroes of William Shakespeare and the tortured souls of Tennessee Williams. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Opening Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Opening Night for Virginia Stage Company's Season 40 opening production Always…Patsy Cline will take place on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30pm, with a preview performance on Tuesday, September 18. Written by Ted Swindley and directed by Amy Jones, who also directed the Season 39 hit musical Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, this production returns to Virginia Stage Company nearly 20 years later. (more...)

TUTA Theatre Chicago Hosts U.S. Premiere of RADIO CULTURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

TUTA Theatre Chicago is pleased to present the U.S. Premiere of RADIO CULTURE, an intimate depiction of one day in The Life of a young Belorussian, by writer and artist Maxim Dosko, in a new English translation by Natalia Fedorova and Amber Robinson, directed by Amber Robinson. RADIO CULTURE will play October 17 - December 2, 2018 at TUTA Theatre, 4670 N. Manor Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

DIETRICH RIDES AGAIN Plays The United Solo Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Hit Off-Broadway show of The Life and times of Hollywood legend Marlene Dietrich! Nowadays Americans are increasingly anxious and uncertain about the ugliness, bigotry, and moral incoherence of our time. We crave examples of people who combined talent, glamour, sexiness and integrity. What better way to recover these values? Justyna Kostek returns to NYC in her one woman hit show about Marlene Dietrich. (more...)

LiveXLive to Livestream 'Life is Beautiful Festival' Globally, Excluding the United States
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

LiveXLive Media, Inc. (LIVX) ('LiveXLive'), a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, today announced that it would livestream The Life is Beautiful Festival globally - outside of the US only - on September 21, 22, and 23.  The inaugural implementation of a multi-year content production and distribution partnership signed earlier this year, LiveXLive will livestream the festival and related original content, allowing international music fans to experience the groundbreaking festival from the best seat in the house. (more...)

BWW LIVE Chats with Linda Eder - Watch the Full Conversation!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

On Tuesday, September 18, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with recording superstar and Broadway alum, Linda Eder! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskEderBWW. (more...)

Lost Masterpieces of Imperial Romanov Liturgical Silver on View at Museum of Russian Icons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The Museum of Russian Icons will be presenting Opulence Rediscovered: the Romanov Liturgical Silver, the first exhibition in more than 50 years of a lost masterpiece, October 19, 2018 – January 13, 2019. This extraordinary set of Russian Orthodox liturgical implements was made in 1877 as part of the imperial dowry of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna Romanova (1853-1920), the only surviving daughter of Russian Emperor Alexander II, who married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, in 1874, and used this opulent silver set in her private chapel in the Clarence House British Royal Residence in London. (more...)

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