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Robin Bady to Bring Piece About McCarthy Era to United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Nancy Drewinsky and the Search for the Missing Letter, written and performed by Robin Bady, will be a part of the 2017 United Solo on September 21, 2017 at 7:30pm. Loren Niemi directs the piece, which is based on a true story. (more...)

Wonderbound Presents Inspired Circus Theme Production A GOTHIC FOLKTALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This October, A Gothic Folktale opens the 2016-2017 Wonderbound season with a fantastical circus straight from the mind of Artistic Director Garrett Ammon. Set to the hauntingly beautiful music of Jesse Manley and His Band and featuring the interactive illusions of Professor Phelyx, this original production will pull audiences into the curious world under the big-top. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Crazy Russian Adventures in Imaginary Beasts's KNOCK!
by Alex Lonati - Sep 29, 2014

Imaginary Beasts consistently puts out what they call 'adventurous' and I would call 'ludicrous' theatrical productions, pushing boundaries, disregarding conventions (gender bending is a staple of their shows), and twisting reality. Their most recent production was Knock, a devised premiere combining upwards of twenty-five plays, short stories, and poems by Russian author Daniil Kharms. (more...)

Book Release Party Celebrates TWIN CIRCUS: A FATHER'S GUIDE TO MULTIPLES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ A book launch party and family fun day will celebrate the release of Joel Lackovich's book, Twin Circus: A Father's Guide to Multiples. Stress Free Book Marketing announces thatAuthor, scientist, and entrepreneur, Joel Lackovich will be present to discuss how he became The Ringmaster for the 'Greatest Show On Earth' as the parent of twins. This free circus-themed, MomCo App play datewill include kid-friendly arts & crafts, inflatable jumpers, photo booth, treats and music. Come get your ring side seats on Sunday, September 25th 2016 (3:30-5:30pm PDT) at Harry Griffen Park in LaMesa, California. (more...)

Comedy, Circus-Themed Art, Season Kickoff and More Set for the Mesa Arts Center, Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The following list includes September events in Mesa Arts Center's Performing Live series, exhibitions in the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, and more. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, October 31, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, October 31, 2016! (more...)

Comedian/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham to Return to Joe Louis Arena This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

International comedy sensation Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, has performed in front of sold out audiences worldwide showcasing the undeniable power of induced laughter. Dunham along with his cast of hilarious characters are set to embark on the second leg of their hugely successful "Perfectly Unbalanced" Tour with a performance at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, January 28 at 5 p.m.; as part of the "Farewell Season at The Joe". The show is packed with new surprises and old favorites. (more...)

BWW Review: SIDE SHOW, Southwark Playhouse, 26 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a revival of a show that deserves, and gets, the full 'Big Musical' production treatment. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Survivors' Episode of SUPERGIRL on The CW
by - Oct 25, 2016

On the next episode of SUPERGIRL=, when Kara and Alex investigate the murder of an unregistered alien, the trail leads to an alien fight club run by Roulette, The Ringmaster who commands aliens to fight in mortal combat for the entertainment of rich humans. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Big Apple Circus Comes to Town - at a Lincoln Center Near You!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Big Apple Circus is a gentle and innocent circus, not aimed at those addicted to keypads or raised on 'Grand Theft Auto', but mostly for those too young to know they might want to shoot and kill virtual villains for their entertainment, or those old enough to recall when they could be entertained by being given a gift of a smile. Notwithstanding that, as circus artists go, these are as good as one sees anywhere. The contortionists will astonish; the quick change artists delight and amaze. The trapeze act will have your heart in your mouth. Still this is unpretentious, one-ring circus presented with modest fuss and bother, and no smoke or mirrors. It will not deafen you with its volume or blind you with its lights - although there are both light and live music - but it will entertain you, as will the animated children around you. (more...)

Comedian Jeff Dunham Brings Routine to Casper Events Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

International comedy sensation Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, has performed in front of sold out audiences worldwide showcasing the undeniable power of induced laughter.  Dunham along with his cast of hilarious characters are set to embark on the second leg of their hugely successful "PerfectlyUnbalanced" Tour.  The show is packed with new surprises and old favorites. The second leg of the tour kicks off October 19th in Erie, PA with stops in 57 cities including; NYC, Charlotte, Knoxville, Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, Raleigh and includes several cities in Canada. Tickets on sale now in select cities at www.jeffdunham.com. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS OZ: BUT WAIT… THERE'S MORE Delights Parramatta Audiences With Its Energetic And Engaging Old World Styled Circus
by Jade Kops - Oct 2, 2015

CIRCUS OZ: BUT WAIT... THERE'S MORE proves that the classic circus of yesteryear is still alive and fabulous as it delights and astounds audiences of all ages. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, October 31, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, October 31, 2016! (more...)

Zippos Circus to Come to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The UK's favourite circus, Zippos Circus returns to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland with two shows - their ever-popular daytime show for all the family, Zippos Christmas Circus - The Perfect Gift and an evening show for older thrill seekers, Cirque Berserk - Adrenaline. Located in Circus Town a new area in Winter Wonderland, the shows will take place in the Mega Dome, the biggest circus venue in the UK standing over 65ft tall. (more...)

Hip Hop Under the Big Top - UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS Celebrates 20 Years in Philly
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances! UniverSoul Circus announces its return to Philadelphia for its 20th return to Fairmount Park (next to Mann Center) with 47 grand shows from now through November 27, 2016. Philadelphia will serve as the ultimate finale and serve as UniverSoul's final stop for their 2016 tour. A big top spectacle of global proportions, this milestone edition is ready to take fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus promises to be a show you will never forget. Tickets on sale now for $19 to $30 via Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 to Make U.S. Debut in Los Angeles This Winter; Tour to Follow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment are delighted to announce that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting February 14th, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. From there the show will tour to major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: COMPANY at StageLight Entertainment At The Bacca Arts Center in Lindenhurst, Long Island
by Anthony Hazzard - Mar 8, 2017

Stephen Sondheim's Broadway smash 'Company' is alive and well at the BACCA Arts Center in Lindenhurst. Presented by StageLight Entertainment, this production of the 1970 musical is a smash hit! Performed with linear staging and in a very intimate setting, this smart production felt like it was being performed in the living room by your favorite and annoying circle of friends. (more...)

#NOFILTER World Premiere Set for Adelaide Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

The World premiere production of #nofilter continues the Adelaide Fringe Festival season at My Friend Louis. March 11 - 12, 2016 (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN - A Kaleidoscope!
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 5, 2015

Pippin brings the circus to Omaha in a kaleidoscope of color. (more...)

Cabaret at Bridge Street Theatre to Continue with Eric Michael Gillett, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

'Words & Music: The Songbook Series', a four-program line-up of stellar cabaret entertainment curated by Tom Andersen, kicks off in Catskill on April 1 with five-time MAC Award winner Eric Michael Gillet in 'Man About Town: The Wit and Wisdom of Noel Coward'. This stylish and sophisticated evening will be presented at 8:00pm in Bridge Street Theatre's intimate 'Speakeasy', located at 44 West Bridge Street in the Village of Catskill. (more...)

PERFORMANCE MAGNET - IN CABARET Set for Wonderland Spiegeltent
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Shhhhh Productions presents Performance Management - In Cabaret, 9 July at the Wonderland Spiegeltent. (more...)

ABC to Present Two-Hour Season Premiere of BATTLEBOTS, 6/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The extraordinary robot-fighting tournament “BattleBots” will kick things off with a two-hour season premiere on THURSDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

ABC Presents Two-Hour Season Premiere of BATTLEBOTS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The extraordinary robot-fighting tournament “BattleBots” will kick things off with a two-hour season premiere TONIGHT, JUNE 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, June 19, 2017
by - Jun 2, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, June 19, 2017! (more...)

PERFORMANCE MAGNET - IN CABARET Set for Wonderland Spiegeltent Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

ROLL UP! ROLL UP! Shhhhh Productions presents Performance Management - In Cabaret, 9 July at the Wonderland Spiegeltent. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Acquires Critically Acclaimed Documentary Film THE JOE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today that it has acquired the critically acclaimed feature-length documentary film THE JOE SHOW (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Energetic, Enthusiastic El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola Missing a Little Fizz
by Gil Kaan - Jul 27, 2015

The talented five-member cast, directed by Alan Shearman, certainly must be commended on their commitment and enthusiasm as they interact with the audience as second-rate circus artists and plow through their intentionally bad vaudeville routines. Just as a clown must know the correct techniques to pratfall or look ridiculous, best acts hit their intended, targeted reactions of laughter and applause when the audience's allowed to realize the good, solid techniques behind these really bad circus feats. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cirque's KURIOS Brings Magic and Wonder to Marymoor
by Jay Irwin - Jan 30, 2015

Get ready to let your inner kid loose in the circus while the adult in you marvels at the death defying feats as you take in the wonder that is "Cirque du Soleil: Kurios". And while the cohesive story of it all wasn't the most solid, the acts involved more than make up for it as they fly, contort and swing in super human ways. (more...)

Comedian/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham to Return to Joe Louis Arena This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

International comedy sensation Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, has performed in front of sold out audiences worldwide showcasing the undeniable power of induced laughter. Dunham along with his cast of hilarious characters are set to embark on the second leg of their hugely successful "Perfectly Unbalanced" Tour with a performance at Joe Louis Arena today, January 28 at 5 p.m.; as part of the "Farewell Season at The Joe". The show is packed with new surprises and old favorites. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Stars in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day Politics
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Let's get one thing perfectly clear from the get.go. Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and on Broadway in 1978, is a milestone. Broadway had not seen anything quite like it up to that point. First of all, it put Mexicans into the mainstream ... and their Pachuco culture, including their music and dance. In form it's a serious play about the Zoot Suit murders of 1942 in Southern California, but it is laced with humor, song and dance, classifying it in both realms of fact and fantasy. Now, after 39 years, in the 50th anniversary year of Center Theatre Group, Zoot Suit returns in an all new revival, once again directed by the brilliant Valdez. It has a fantastic cast, is high on entertainment value...and its issues do indeed mirror those present in today's politically ruthless world. (more...)

BWW Review: TRAVESTIES, Apollo Theatre
by Alexandra Coghlan - Feb 16, 2017

'What did you do during the war, Dada?' Somewhere underneath the relentless punning and the pastiche, the whistle-stop wit and the whirling theoretical debate, there's a seriousness to Tom Stoppard's 1974 Travesties that feels horribly prescient. The intellectual hijinks are genuinely hilarious, but there's no disguising the weight of the question they restlessly scamper over and clamber round: what can artists do when faced with social crisis? Can their work claim political agency, or are they just schoolboys with a chit to get them off chores, daubing happily away in a corner? (more...)

Tony Winner James Iglehart Guest Stars on Tonight's GOTHAM
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

ALADDIN star James Iglehart took to Facebook to announce that he will make his debut as 'The Ringmaster' on tonight's episode of GOTHAM. (more...)

BWW Recap: The Circus Brings Murder to GOTHAM; ALADDIN's Iglehart Guests
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 16, 2015

The grip of a bitter, Arctic chill may be gripping much of the country tonight, but the heat is on in Gotham City when the circus comes to town. Tonight, episode 16, “The Blind Fortune Teller,” weaves several tales of family, passion and survival. We may have met the young, homicidal maniac who will grow up to be The Joker – or Jerome may be just a teenager with a creepy laugh. Barbara Kean is trying to reenter Jim Gordon's life but now she has competition from Dr. Thompkins. Fish Mooney continues to show her tenacity even as an underground prisoner and Penguin shakily takes the reins of her club. And young Bruce Wayne has the brass cojones to face the Wayne Enterprises board of directors with allegations of corruption. And as a special bonus, Broadway's Tony Award-winning Genie from ALADDIN James Monroe Inglehart guest stars! (more...)

#NOFILTER to Play Adelaide Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Velvet Chase Productions Presents World Premiere Mixed Media, Promenade Experience (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 Kicks Off U.S. Tour in Los Angeles Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment have announced that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting tonight, February 14th, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. From there the show will tour to major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Wednesday, December 28, 2016
by - Dec 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, December 28, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Today, December 28, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW today, December 28, 2016! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: The Joy And Magic Of The Early Days Of Traveling Entertainment Comes To Sydney With CIRCUS 1903 – THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS
by Jade Kops - Dec 22, 2016

Revisiting the excitement and wonder that enchanted crowds at the start of the 20th Century, CIRCUS 1903 recreates the magic that inspired many contemporary circuses. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Star in House Red Theatre's CONSIDER THE LILIES This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Celebrated actor/director/playwright Austin Pendleton* (Bway: Fiddler on the Roof, Diary of Anne Frank; Grand Hotel; Film: 'A Beautiful Mind,' 'Finding Nemo,' 'Finding Dory') stars in House Red Theatre Company's inaugural production of Consider the Lilies by Stuart Fail. (more...)

THE JOE SHOW Debuts 12/14 on Investigation Discovery
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

For more than 20 years, Joe Arpaio has used fear, crime and his role as sheriff in Maricopa County, Ariz., to make himself the most famous law enforcement officer in the world. Racism, sex crimes, illegal immigration, first amendment rights and multiple deaths at the hands of his employees are all issues Arpaio faces and spins. Most recently, he announced a lawsuit against President Obama and others over his executive action on immigration. He's famous, he's outrageous, he may be dangerous... and it's all just part of THE JOE SHOW, a tragic, yet uniquely American tale of historic significance. A critically acclaimed feature-length documentary film from Randy Murray Productions, THE JOE SHOW is a shocking and wildly entertaining project about America's most controversial sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and The Ringmaster approach he takes to modern media, politics, and law enforcement. THE JOE SHOW makes its world television premiere on ID on Sunday, December 14 from 5-7PM ET as a two-hour special event, under the ID FILMS banner. (more...)

Marti Gould Cummings Signs on for THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS at Webster Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Showman Kenyon Phillips, known for his inventive blend of orchestral rock, variety show theatrics and exuberant sexuality, resurrects his autobiographical rock opera The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips this month at Webster Hall. Beloved New York City drag performer and comedian Marti Gould Cummings is the latest celebrity to join the cast. (more...)

Feld Entertainment Inc. Launches a Worldwide Search For the Next Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Ringmaster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

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Investigation Discovery to Encore Film About Embattled Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID) presents an encore presentation of THE JOE SHOW, the acclaimed feature-length documentary film from Randy Murray Productions on Thursday, August 31 from 7-9AM ET. Viewers can also view THE JOE SHOW starting on Friday, September 1st on InvestigationDiscovery.com. Download ID's TV Everywhere app on Android and iOS to catch up on all your favorite shows and browse the network's entire library of true crime content. (more...)

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KENYON PHILLIPS Comes to Webster Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Showman Kenyon Phillips, known for his inventive blend of orchestral rock, variety show theatrics and exuberant sexuality, resurrects his autobiographical rock opera The Life and Death of Kenyon Phillips this month at Webster Hall. (more...)

BWW CT Top Theater Picks for April 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Apr 5, 2017

BWW CT Top Theater Picks for April 2017 (more...)

BWW Interview: Ringmaster David Williamson on Circus 1903 Coming to NYC, Magic Tricks, and Keeping Circus Traditions Alive
by Courtney Savoia - Apr 4, 2017

David Williamson's love of magic began at a young age and has led him to an amazing career! His current role as The Ringmaster and emcee of Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus has taken him all around the globe and now is in the heart of its North American tour, coming to The Theater at Madison Square Garden this April. This thrilling, nostalgic, and electric masterpiece, from the producers of The Illusionists and the puppeteers behind War Horse, features incredible stunts, acrobatics, and life-size puppets - making it perfect for the whole family! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LE NOIR: THE DARK SIDE OF CIRQUE Takes A Different Look At Modern Circus
by Barry Lenny - Apr 24, 2015

These are some of the fittest and most skilled people that you are likely to meet. (more...)

BWW Review: BARNUM: Run Away With This Circus
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 18, 2017

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus may be folding after 146 years in operation, but you can catch Moonbox Productions' loving tribute to its creator, P.T. Barnum at the Roberts Studio Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. Director/choreographer Rachel Bertone has crafted a dazzling, dizzying staging of BARNUM, featuring electrifying performances, beautiful vocals, and an array of circus routines that are made to look easy by the talented ensemble cast. Come follow the band and join this circus! (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

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