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BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is one of the most famous Broadway star vehicles, and no production has yet made that clearer than the one with Bette Midler's name floating high atop the marquee (and the 'sold out' sign). But what about the supporting ladies that fill the stage alongside the whirlwind Dolly Levi? (more...)

BWW Review: Physical Comedy Reigns Supreme in THE ACTRESS
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 24, 2017

Physical comedy upstages Chekhovian pathos in Peter Quilter's THE ACTRESS, now at Spirit Square in a well-acted Three Bone Theatre production. (more...)

HUNDRED DAYS, Rachel Chavkin-Helmed 'BUCKINGHAMSHIRE' and More Slated for 2017-18 at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced five productions as part of its complete 2017/18 Season. (more...)

BWW Recap: Season 13 of GREY'S ANATOMY Comes to a Fiery Close
by Lauren Gienow - May 19, 2017

Well, another season of GREY'S ANATOMY is in the books. Thursday's finale, written by Stacy McKee and directed by Debbie Allen, was packed with action and emotion. We said goodbye to a series regular, and got a glimpse of what will likely be the prominent storylines to start off next season. Oh ya…There was also a huge fire in the hospital. (more...)

Fitness Tip of the Day: How to Cheat Your Calories
by Christina Mancuso - May 16, 2017

One pound of fat is equal to about 3,500 calories. Calories definitely add up. (more...)

Return to Castle Rock in Gwendy's Button Box by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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BWW Review: THE JOFFREY BALLET Performs in NYC for the First Time in Over 20 Years
by Sondra Forsyth - Mar 31, 2017

The Joffrey Ballet is back on the boards in NYC for the first time since the company decamped to Chicago in 1995. At Lincoln Center's Koch Theater from March 29th to April 2nd 2017, the troupe founded by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino in 1956 and now under the artistic direction of Ashley Wheater offers a new version of “Romeo & Juliet” choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, as well as a one-evening Gala on March 31st. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Fulton Celebrates IN THE HEIGHTS
by Christy Brooks - Mar 29, 2017

IN THE HEIGHTS is currently playing at THE FULTON THEATRE until April 4, 2017. Under the direction of Bob Cline, the musical stars Diego Klock-Perez (Usnavi), Mili Diaz (Nina), Kalyn West (Vanessa), Daniel Yearwood Benny), and Debra Cardona (Abuela Claudia). The music and lyrics of IN THE HEIGHTS are by a little-known composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda (whom I refer to as 'Shakespeare Nouveau'), and the book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Baby On Board? That's What WAITRESS at the Brooks Atkinson Theater Is All About!
by Jaclyn Layman - Mar 28, 2017

The kindness shown at the Brooks Atkinson Theater is not just on stage! (more...)

BWW Review: DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES at Sarasota Opera House
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 23, 2017

Last Chance to see Dialogues des Carmelites at the Sarasota Opera House (more...)

DIY Network Announces 2017 Programming Roster Featuring New & Returning Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Home improvement powerhouse DIY Network, which delivered its highest-rated and most-watched year ever among primetime viewers A25-54 and W25-54 in 2016, is loading in 301 hours of new original programming in 2017, including 12 new series, 27 returning favorites and 22 one-hour specials. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jessica Hecht Explains the Calculations of THE PRICE
by Naomi Serviss - Mar 20, 2017

Arthur Miller's timeless drama focuses on an estranged family settling up an estate, but so much more lies just below the surface. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, March 18, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS today, March 18, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, March 18, 2017
by - Mar 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on today, March 18, 2017! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Doesn't SWEAT the Small Stuff with Tony-Nominee Johanna Day
by Broadwaysted - Jun 7, 2017

We're so excited to kick off our Tony week by getting Broadwaysted with Johanna Day, the Tony-nominated star of SWEAT! We're all pouring out...water (pace yourselves for Tony week, kids!) while Johanna gushes about her experience in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play...and why she's a Pulitzer Prize Good Luck Charm! We discuss seeing plays adapted into films, Johanna's incredible career (Tony nominee for PROOF, the all-star cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, the game-changing AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY...I mean, come on!), and how the acting process evolves over time. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Friday, June 9, 2017- Saturday, June 10, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on DATELINE, airing on NBC on Friday, June 9, 2017! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LETTICE AND LOVAGE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jun 4, 2017

History need never be dull. (more...)

Shep Gordon Named Woodstock Film Festival 2017 Trailblazer
by Movies News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Woodstock Film Festival announced today that legendary music manager, film producer and culinary arts visionary, Shep Gordon, will be fêted as the 2017 Trailblazer. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, Exeter Northcott Theatre
by Nicky Sweetland - Jun 20, 2017

Director Paul Jepson expressed in an interview in the show's programme that he was not at all daunted by the technical challenges of staging an adaptation of E. Nesbit's The Railway Children. (more...)

BWW Review: MY COUSIN RACHEL at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Jun 20, 2017

My Cousin Rachel is a nice costume melodrama and will be enjoyed by many. (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Leoni (Writer/Director) and Erica Katzin (The Temp) Share Their Experience Presenting ELEVATOR, Extended to July 30 due to Sold Out Houses!
by Shari Barrett - Jun 16, 2017

ELEVATOR is currently enjoying a sold-out run at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, and due to ticket demand, has been extended again through July 30, 2017. I originally reviewed the show in April 2017 and was fascinated by the level of audience emotional attachment to the characters, so I arranged an interview with writer/director Michael Leoni and one of the featured actors in show, Erica Katzin, who plays The Temp, hoping some of their comments will encourage you to order your tickets NOW before the Los Angeles run ends. (more...)

BWW Interview: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM's Shalita Grant Talks Return to Theater
by Leigh Scheps - Jul 31, 2017

'It's a gift to come back. Shakespeare's hard,' Grant says of her return to theater. She hasn't performed Shakespeare since 2011 and hasn't been on a stage since 2014. 'I feel like an artist again.' (more...)

BWW Review: Alexandra Socha Bares Her Soul in Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Matthew Blank - Jul 3, 2017

June 28 at Feinstein's/54 Below was one of contrasts, honesty, and raw emotion. When Alexandra Socha took to the stage in FINDING HOME, her venue debut, at 9:30 at night, the house was already noticeably buzzing with a remarkable energy from her friends and fans. (more...)

Free in NYC: Theatre to Check Out This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Need an escape before the end of the summer? Low on cash? We've gotcha covered. Instead of an expensive getaway, let theatre be your way to get away. The Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park has become one of New York City's most cherished summer traditions, offering free performances at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre all summer long, but it is far from the only frugal theatre option this month. Below, check out where you can find free performances in New York City, all August long! (more...)

BWW Review: Players By The Sea's AMERICAN IDIOT Is Needed and Important
by Heather Vollman - Jul 28, 2017

Theatre inspires. Incorporated as a viral hashtag during the 2017 Tony season, complete with a Facebook frame that many in the theatre industry have made their permanent statement, the arts community has touted the power of theatre to inspire everyone, if we allow it. But what does it inspire? Theatre inspires change. Theatre inspires growth. Theatre inspires community. Theatre inspires conversation. The list goes on. When a community comes together to tell a story about the entangled lives of three young friends who choose three different paths through the lens of an iconic rock album, theatre inspires understanding. To understand, though, you have to see it. Forget whatever plans you have this weekend or next: if you seek to understand those around you, specifically a younger generation, you must, MUST, get tickets right now to AMERICAN IDIOT at Players By The Sea. (more...)

Liverpool Loves Organisers Announce Full Music Line-Up With Headline Performance From Robert Vincent
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Liverpool Loves organisers Orb CIC recently announced the first wave of acts confirmed for this year's festival, and they are now excited to reveal the full music line-up. (more...)

Butterflies, Billy Goats, Penguins and More Set for Half Moon Theatre's Autumn 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Half Moon Theatre in East London has announced their autumn season of work for young people, which runs from Friday 22 September until Saturday 16 December 2017. The new 13-week season features a wide range of exciting and entertaining productions, featuring 12 imaginative companies who specialise in captivating young minds. Scroll down for the full programme! (more...)

Rebel Kat Productions presents CORIOLANUS: Fight Like A Bitch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Will Play 12th Avenue Arts Mainstage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. (more...)

NESTEA Tiny House Opens its Doors in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The NESTEA Tiny House Tour comes to Chicago this month, with the 200 square-foot custom tiny home opening its doors to the Windy City on July 16 th. Designed to showcase the brand's "less is more" philosophy, the NESTEA Tiny House will offer guided tours enabling guests to experience the joy of living simply.Visitors can also sample a free bottle NESTEA's simply delicious new line of premium real brewed iced teas and reformulated classic iced teas. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Black Theatre Troupe presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Race, rage and civil rights are at the heart of this acclaimed, deeply personal story by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Angels in America, Tony Kushner, in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, produced by Black Theatre Troupe, September 15-30, 2017, directed by David J. Hemphill, with musical direction by Brenda Hankins and choreographed by Laurie Trygg. (more...)

Fader Approved 3 Million + Spotify Stream Artist New Single
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Indie alt pop outfit Dutch Party have just released the new single, 'Blade Runner'. Dutch Party has received critical and commercial acclaim with features in Billboard, Pigeons and Planes and Fader among others. 'Blade Runner' is the first song off of the upcoming EP Combat Pop and combines infectious guitar riffs, with heartfelt and poignant lyricism. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Grabs Headlines at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 11, 2017

In a season that continues to top itself, one show after the other, Maine State Music Theatre's fourth and final main stage production of Disney's Newsies is an epic accomplishment for the company and one that firmly establishes it as one of the finest regional theatres in the country. As one of only three companies to get the regional rights to this mega Broadway hit, MSMT has mounted a thrilling, large scale production that is an electrifying, heart wrenching, and profoundly uplifting theatrical experience that will leave you in what Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has called a state of “ecstatic exhaustion.” (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

Fader Approved 3 Million + Spotify Stream Artist New Single
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Indie Alt Pop Electro outfit Dutch Party have just released the new single, 'Blade Runner'. Dutch Party has received critical and commercial acclaim with features in Billboard, Pigeons and Planes and Fader among others. (more...)

BWW Review: Bag&Baggage's ROMEO & JULIET (LAYLA & MAJNUN) Puts a Classic in New Perspective
by Krista Garver - Aug 1, 2017

Bag&Baggage's world premiere production of ROMEO & JULIET (LAYLA & MAJNUN) is a mashup of Shakespeare's classic and a Persian tale of doomed young lovers, written centuries earlier by Nizami Ganjavi (and which may very well have served as Shakespeare's inspiration). (more...)

BWW Review: Masterful PIKE ST. at Woolly Mammoth
by Roger Catlin - Apr 3, 2017

Nilaja Sun sits in the chair, absorbed in herself as the audience at Woolly Mammoth takes its seats for her electrifying one-woman 'Pike St.' (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN to Make New York Premiere at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project will present the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Today, April 28, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on DATELINE, airing on NBC today, April 28, 2017! (more...)

Martin Zimmerman's SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN Starts Tonight at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in collaboration with The Sol Project presents the New York premiere of Martin Zimmerman's meditation on mourning, redemption and revenge, Seven Spots On The Sun, directed by 2016 Dora Award winner Weyni Mengesha, starring Flora Diaz (The Eyes of My Mother, Fox's 'Gotham'), Peter Jay Fernandez (Broadway: All the Way, Cyrano de Bergerac) and Flor De Liz Perez (CBS's 'The Good Wife,' West End: The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Dolphins and Sharks). (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will Present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Drama Desk Award-winning TADA! Youth Theater will present NEW YORK, NEW YEAR A New Musical, from April 29 - May 21, 2017.  Based on the original concept by GARY BAGLEY, NEW YORK, NEW YEAR has book by CHRISTINA FRANKLIN, music by MICHAEL MULDER & lyrics by GARY BAGLEY, with additional lyrics by MATTHEW GREGORY. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE on NBC - Friday, April 28, 2017
by - Apr 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on DATELINE, airing on NBC on Friday, April 28, 2017! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: DADDY'S DYIN'...WHO'S GOT THE WILL's Dunlop, Lewis and Speir
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 20, 2017

Those wacky denizens of Lowake, Texas - members of the Turnover clan - return to the stage tonight in search of their daddy's last will and testament in The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Del Shore's chicken-fried comedy Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? Running through May 6, the raucous, downhome comedy features a cast of Nashville favorites including Tonya Pewitt, Memory Strong-Smith, Natalie Royal Herb, Jonathan Hunter, Benny Jones, Linda Speir, Drew Dunlop and Natalie Lewis. (more...)

Blackfriars Closes Out Season with Timeless Drama DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Blackfriars Theatre closes out their 2016/17 season with Death of a Salesman, the classic drama by Arthur Miller, full of poignancy and emotional resonance that will speak to all audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: Transport Group Intimately Pairs William Inge's COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA with PICNIC
by Michael Dale - Apr 11, 2017

A great difference between the Broadway theatre of today and that of the 1950s, the decade when William Inge emerged as an important American playwright, is that the public couldn't see the kind of edgy, incisive drama on their television sets that live theatre was offering. (more...)

Maine Realtor Linda Beaulieu Shares Spring Selling Secrets
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

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Jeanette Stoner & Dancers Take on Stoner Loft
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

Choreographer Jeanette Stoner, known for her very individual style of dance/theater, will present the world premiere of 'Into,' and repertory works, performed by an ensemble of veteran artists who have worked with the choreographer over the years.   Four performances, April 29-May 2 (Saturday through Tuesday) in the friendly Stoner Loft, 83 Leonard Street., 5th floor.  (more...)

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