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Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 29, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 29, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

FX's THE STRAIN, LEGION and ARCHER Head to San Diego Comic-Con 2017
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

FX Networks today announced its featured panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, a stellar lineup featuring the hit dramas The Strain and Legion and the Emmy(R) Award-winning comedy series Archer. (more...)

CAMINO REAL by Tennessee Williams Opens in New Orleans at the Marigny Opera House This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

You've never seen Tennessee Williams like this before. From the characters to the setting, nothing compares to Camino Real. The play takes place in a mythic border town situated in the Southwest, or perhaps tucked just inside of Mexico, which sits in The Shadow of a gargantuan border wall built to keep the bad hombres out-or is it built to keep the residents of the town in? This summer The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will transport audiences to this sultry dreamscape at the glorious Marigny Opera House (725 St. Ferdinand Street) beginning in July and running through August.  (more...)

Angry Accusations Fly in THE CRUCIBLE at The Barn Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

This July the Barn Players bring playwright Arthur Miller's Tony Award winning drama "The Crucible" to their stage. The setting: Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. When married farmer John Proctor breaks off an affair, his young scorned mistress leads her girlfriends in a pagan ritual against Proctor's wife. When the rite is discovered, accusations fly. Proctor's innocent wife is brought to trial and John must now attempt to defend her and avoid being accused of sorcery himself. What terrifying outcome might await them if he fails her? This unforgettable drama of gripping American history also serves as a timely reflection upon our own contemporary society.  (more...)

The Encore! Producers Awards Extends Top Hollywood Fringe Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Encore! Producers' Awards, produced by Combined Artform, returns for the eighth year with extended runs of the best of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2017 at eleven Hollywood venues.  (more...)

Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2017

Try as you might, chances are you won't be very lucky in convincing Wayne Kirkpatrick to give you the scoop about his next Broadway musical - that information is kept under the strictest of confidence, thanks to his pledge to producer Kevin McCollum and his musical collaborator who just happens to be his brother, Karey. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

GrowNYC Farmers Market, Greenmarket At Oculus Plaza, Returns To World Trade Center Site On June 20th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Port Authority of NY & NJ, Westfield and GrowNYC today announced the return of the Greenmarket to the World Trade Center area. This new market, to be known as the Greenmarket at Oculus Plaza, opens today, June 20 th. The original market, established in The Shadow of the Twin Towers in 1984, was forced to close when two planes hit the towers on September 11, 2001. This is a significant and emotional homecoming, especially for many of the returning farmers that were present on the day of the attacks and are, finally, coming back to this location. (more...)

OUT ON A LIMB: New Plays From America's Finest City at SRT Opens 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Scripps Ranch Theatre, located on the campus of Alliant International University, presents their 6th Annual Out on a Limb - New Plays from America's Finest City. Scripps Ranch Theatre is a leader in the Southern California Arts Community in developing and producing new plays. The pieces are all new, world-premiere plays written by area playwrights, and have a common theme of having something to do with San Diego. This year, the festival will run for two weekends; July 14-16 & July 21-23, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces further casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

BWW Previews: THE O.P.E.N. 2017
by Shannen Tan - Jun 15, 2017

While much hype and limelight surrounds the premier national festival of SIFA, the programming of The O.P.E.N. hides in The Shadow of its bigger counterpart. In spite of this, The O.P.E.N. has continually offered a slew of engaging programmes each year. Check out this year's top 3 editorial picks! (more...)

BWW Review: Riverside Center Presents Tuneful SOME ENCHANTED EVENING of Rodgers and Hammerstein Favorites
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 14, 2017

A starry night, with a huge moon looking down, is the perfect setting for an evening of songs that have become part of musical theatre history. This is the look and the sound of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, now running through July 16, 2017, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, just south of DC off of I-95. (more...)

Summer Reads! Children Read to Earn Ticket to PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, is thrilled to announce a youth reading partnership with the Door County Library in conjunction with its production of the hilarious and swashbuckling play, 'Peter and the Starcatcher' by Rick Elice based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mandy Patinkin Kisses the Fish at COME FROM AWAY!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 7, 2017

Theatre, television, and film legend Mandy Patinkin saw Come From Away on July 6, and posed for a photo with the cast after the show. Check out the photo! (more...)

GAME OF THRONES: The Touring Exhibition to Make Worldwide Tour This Fall
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Inspired by and filled with the breathtaking images and enthralling artifacts from the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES, this all-new exhibition will drop fans in the center of the Seven Kingdoms for an up-close and personal look at authentic props, costumes and set decorations from the show. (more...)

Moonrise Nation Debuts New Single w/ Ghettoblaster + Nat'l Tour Continues
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Masterful indie folk-pop trio Moonrise Nation will release their debut album, Glamour Child, July 28 on Zinc Records, a label formed by Bobby Z of Prince's band, The Revolution. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals with Rhys Yates and the Cast of OLYMPILADS at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Darren's convinced he's going to beat Usain Bolt in the Men's 100m Finals. Abigail won't stop applying varnish to her fingernails. Simon just wants to make sure his brother and sister are both eating right. (more...)

Season Two of Starz Critically-Acclaimed Series THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE Premieres 11/5
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Starz announced today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation at the Beverly Hilton that the second season of the groundbreaking and provocative STARZ limited series THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE will premiere on Sunday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT. (more...)

Casting Announced for OF KITH AND KIN, DESIRE UNDER THE ELMS, and UNCLE VANYA at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announced casting for three productions in his inaugural season - Of Kith and Kin, Desire Under the Elms and Uncle Vanya. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS to Launch Long Wharf's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre and Eva Price will present the opening of the 2017-2018 National Tour of the Obie Award-winning Small Mouth Sounds, by Bess Wohl, directed by Tony-nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Costumes Designed by Dior
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces that Dior will design costumes for the World Premiere of Falls The Shadow, a new 30-minute work made in and for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum rotunda. Falls The Shadow is spearheaded by American Ballet Theatre (ABT) principal Daniil Simkin, with new choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, and projection design by Dmitrij Simkin.    (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Pike St
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to writer/performer Nilaja Sun about bringing Pike St to the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (more...)

Tenor Anthony Kearns Headlines Veterans Tribute in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????On June 27, 2017, the Sixth Annual Bipartisan Tribute to Veterans and Those Who Serve in Congress honored military veterans, including House and Senate members serving in the U.S. Congress, at a summer kick-off reception in The Shadow of the nation's Capital. The program featured a powerful line-up of speakers and inspiring songs by renowned tenor Anthony Kearns.  (more...)

2017 Outdoor Summer Series Welcomes The Detroit PuppetSLAM!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The 2017 Outdoor Summer Series goes out with a BANG with The Detroit PuppetSLAM!  On Friday, July 28 at 8:00pm, 2221 Carpenter St, Detroit MI 48212.  (more...)

Idina Menzel's Sister, Cara Mentzel, to Release Memoir VOICE LESSONS: A SISTERS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway and film superstar, Idina Menzel, announced that her sister, Cara Mentzel, will be releasing a memoir this fall titled, Voice Lessons: A Sisters Story. (more...)

Josh Ritter's New Album 'Gathering' Out This September; First Single 'Showboat' Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Gathering, the ninth full-length album from critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released September 22 on Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers and is now available for pre-order (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN Rolls Into Starlight 7/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten! brings its rib-tickling North American tour to Starlight Theatre for six performances July 25-30. (more...)

Rhys Yates and More to Star in OLYMPILADS at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Darren's convinced he's going to beat Usain Bolt in the Men's 100m Finals. Abigail won't stop applying varnish to her fingernails. Simon just wants to make sure his brother and sister are both eating right. (more...)

More Than 100 E-Book Deals From 99¢ - $4.99!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Boris & Sergey's One Man Extravaganza
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 14, 2017

BWW speaks to Dylan Tate about Boris & Sergey's One Man Extravaganza ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

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SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets Northwest Premiere at The 5th Avenue Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, begins performances at The 5th Avenue Theatre on September 12 (press opening Friday, September 15), and runs through October 1, 2017. Tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Wednesday, July 19. They can be purchased at www.5thavenue.org, by phone at 206-625-1900 or at the Box Office at 1308 5th Avenue in Downtown Seattle. (more...)

50th Anniversary Production of HAIR Extends Through 2018; Initial Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

HAIR's new 50th anniversary production is to have a HAIR extension through to New Year 2018! The show was due to run until early December but already due to popular demand the show is now extending for a further 6 weeks to SUNDAY 14 JANUARY 2018 - the perfect night out especially over the Festive Season! (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Opens Tonight at Chicago's Oriental Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway In Chicago welcomes the completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. The show wil play Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) starting tonight, July 11, through July 23, 2017. (more...)

Lisa Knapp to Join The Dead Rat Orchestra for Live Film Score Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Dead Rat Orchestra (DRO) take the concept of the live film score to a new level as they tour their acclaimed score to James Holcombe's Tyburnia around the country. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND to Close This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Off-Broadway musical 'Amerike - The Golden Land' wraps up its seven-week run on Sunday, August 20. (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...)

Works & Process Rotunda Project Presents DANIIL SIMKIN: FALLS THE SHADOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents the World Premiere of Works & Process Rotunda Project: Daniil Simkin Falls The Shadow with choreography by Alejandro Cerrudo, September 4 & 5, 2017 at 8pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for THE SEAGULL at Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Simon Stephens's new version of Anton Chekhov's highly renowned play, The Seagull, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes. (more...)

BWW Review: SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES are Coming Out with Pride at Theatre Downtown
by David Edward Perry - Aug 4, 2017

There is no grey area in the meaning of the title 'Southern Baptist Sissies'. This emotional play addresses the turmoil faced when coming out in The Shadow of religion. Dell Shores has written a string of thought provoking plays (The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife','Sordid Lives','Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will') This offering is his GLAAD Award-winning play about four young gay men as they grow up struggling with homophobia, hatred and smothering religious condemnation. The boys grow up together in a southern Baptist church in Texas. They each come to terms with their adolescent homosexuality while seeking acceptance along with love. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has just announced its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. (more...)

Former Type O Negative, Seventh Void And Agnostic Front Members Join Forces In Silvertomb
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Formed in the wake of Type O Negative and Seventh Void, SILVERTOMB is the latest musical endeavor of guitarist-vocalist Kenny Hickey (Type O Negative, Seventh Void, drummer Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig), bassist Hank Hell (Seventh Void, Inhuman) along with New York City hardcore veteran Joseph James, (Agnostic Front, Inhuman) on guitar, and Aaron Joos (Awaken The Shadow, Empyreon) on keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals. Silvertomb combine the musical styles of bands such as Pink Floyd and Black Sabbath with a bone crushing, mind blowing sonic experience. Kenny Hickey describes the sound of Silvertomb as 'heavy, dark and spiritual - like a dark gospel.' (more...)

Tribe of Fools Debuts FISHTOWN at Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

One of Philadelphia's most athletic theatre companies is set to debut a new work that deals with technology and loneliness at the 2017 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Tribe of Fools is set to present its latest work Fishtown September 8-25 at The Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake, 302 South Hicks Street.  (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...)

Josh Ritter's 'Thunderbolt's Goodnight' Premieres At Paste Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Josh Ritter's New Single 'Thunderbolt Goodnight,' Premiered August 17 Via Paste Magazine. It Comes From His Highly Anticipated Album 'Gathering' Due September 22. (more...)

La MaMa ETC presents MADAME NIGHT SHADE'S POISON GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

In this dark, visceral comedy vegetables are transformed into semi-automatic weapons, Snow White becomes a spring-onion wielding Samurai, and Mars Bars represent the 'shit' of the world. (more...)

Andy Coxon Cast as 'Berger' for 50th Anniversary Production of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Andy Coxon has been cast in the iconic role of Berger, in the new 50th anniversary production of HAIR. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at OLYMPILADS at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

'I ran as fast as I could. I ran and I ran and I ran until I couldn't run anymore...' Darren's convinced he's going to beat Usain Bolt in the Men's 100m Finals. Abigail won't stop applying varnish to her fingernails. Simeon just wants to make sure his brother and sister are both eating right. (more...)

Ayad Akhtar's JUNK Gets Preview as Part of Works & Process Series at the Guggenheim This Fall; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim has announced its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim Announces Fall 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2017 season and opens the season with a commissioned performance made in and for the museum rotunda. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. (more...)

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