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Longacre Theatre (New York, NY)
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THE PURPLE XPERIENCE Comes to the State Theatre, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Nearly eighteen months after his death, the music of Prince lives on through The Purple Xperience, a five-piece tribute band that has been touring the country since 2011, bringing the memories of Prince and The Revolution to audiences of all generations. Hailing from Prince's hometown of Minneapolis, The Purple Xperience comes to the State Theatre on Saturday, October 7. (more...)

Barbra Streisand & More Set for HAND IN HAND Telethon for Hurricane Harvey Relief, 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Houston native rapper Bun B has teamed up with SB Projects founder Scooter Braun to present HAND IN HAND: A BENEFIT FOR HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF telethon to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey. (more...)

Billy Magnussen Joins Live Action ALADDIN as Brand-New Character!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 5, 2017

It has been reported that Into the Woods star, Billy Magnussen has joined the cast of the upcoming Disney remake of Aladdin. According to the announcement, Magnussen will portray an entirely new character, Prince Anders. Details as to what role Anders will play in Aladdin's journey are currently under wraps.  (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont's School LES MISERABLES is Les Fabuleux
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 18, 2017

Multiple schools from central Pennsylvania contributed cast to the Belmont's LES MISERABLES. They're clearly the cream of the area crop, with great singing and acting chops to match the set. (more...)

From Dublin to Dubai, Florida Studio Theatre Sets 2017-18 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

From Dublin to Dubai, Florida Studio Theatre takes audiences on a journey all over the world with its upcoming 2017-18 Winter Mainstage and Cabaret Seasons. (more...)

Abine offers free month of DeleteMe for Equifax data breach victims
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

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Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Monday, July 10, 2017
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Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Monday, July 10, 2017! (more...)

ART HEIST Extends Season with 96 Additional Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Jetpack Theatre Collective's immersive theatre masterpiece, Art Heist, continues amaze and astound audiences and critics alike, and is cementing its place as one of this year's smash hit shows. Despite the season officially being sold out Jetpack are now extending the Art Heist season throughout August - adding an additional 96 performances to meet the overwhelming demand! (more...)

Insomnia Comedy SHEEP to Debut at the White Bear
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A modern day insom-com that focuses on sleep deprivation, existential angst, alternative realities...  and sheep. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, August 17, 2017
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NICK & ZOE Comes to The Fridge Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Arctic Group has commissioned playwright Daniel Talbott (Slipping and Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait) to write a new short play that will be performed on a double bill with Steve McMahon's Sad Indie Love Song in Series B of their inaugural FRIDGE Festival. The festival runs August 31 - September 10, and Series B will play Thu 8/31 at 9pm, Sun 9/3 at 7pm, Wed 9/6 9pm, and Sat 9/9 at 7pm. (more...)

Company of Thieves Release First Song in Six Years 'Treasure'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Fresh off the announce of their reunion tour earlier this month, indie group Company of Thieves today release their new song, 'Treasure' - the first new music from the band in 6 years. (more...)

Emily Mure Comes to Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

New York City native Emily Mure has journeyed from playing concert halls as a classically trained oboist to busking as a singer-songwriter on the streets of Ireland. Her third album, Worth (releasing September 22), brings together all of her rich experiences as a musical traveler, spotlighting both her technical ability and gift for vulnerable, heartfelt songwriting.  Recorded last winter at Dimension Sound Studios in Jamaica Plain, Mass., Worth blends Mure's clear vocals with a variety of instruments – including strings, piano, organ, and ukulele. It also takes listeners through a complex collection of themes that aren't always easy to mine, such as coping with anxiety, saying goodbye to one's hometown, and learning to cultivate self-acceptance.  (more...)

Lineup Announced for M1 Chinese Theatre Festival in Singapore
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

In every edition since 2011, 'M1 Chinese Theatre Festival' has brought to local audiences an eclectic mix of quality local Chinese theatre, and high calibre regional works which no other arts festival will bring. (more...)

BWW Review: OLIVER TWIST, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 24, 2017

There is much about Charles Dickens' Classic tale Oliver Twist to recommend it to children; the comic pomposity of Mr Bumble, the sinister actions of Fagin, the cheekiness of the Artful Dodger and, of course, the adventures and eventual salvation of poor orphan Oliver. (more...)

Illustrator Lydia Monks To Hold Exclusive Illustration Workshop At National Gallery to Celebrate WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Lydia Monks, illustrator of bestselling picture book What the Ladybird Heard, will be holding an exclusive illustration workshop at London's National Gallery to celebrate the West End show, and to introduce the brand-new picture book What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday which is the third installment in the What the Ladybird Heard series. (more...)

Ed Sheeran Joins Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds'Give A Home' Global Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

With just two months to go, Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have announced that Ed Sheeran is delighted to play in its global concert series Give a Home. (more...)

Ed Sheeran Joins Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds' 'GIVE A HOME' Global Concert Event
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

With just two months to go, Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds have announced that Ed Sheeran is delighted to play in its global concert series Give a Home. Taking place in cities all over the world onSeptember 20, 2017, Sheeran's announcement comes just ahead of the next bulk of additional major artists to be announced in early August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Shoshana Bean, Jesse Eisenberg and More Light Up the Stage in First Ever 24 HOUR MUSICALS: LOS ANGELES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Last night, stars of the stage and screen dazzled a full house at the Theatre at ACE Hotel during the first ever The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles. The event raised money for the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit arm of the Dramatists Guild of America, which advocates for the freedom of expression on behalf of all who are confronting censorship on stages across America. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

VIDEO: Pasek & Paul to Team with Menken on Live-Action ALADDIN; Miranda Confirmed for LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

At the D23 Expo held over the weekend in Anaheim, CA, famed composer Alan Menken confirmed reports that Tony winner Lin Manuel Miranda will be joining him on Disney's highly anticipated live-action THE LITTLE MERMAID remake. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, August 3, 2017
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BWW Review: The Bay Area Premiere of Laura Eason's Meaningful, Timely SEX WITH STRANGERS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jul 17, 2017

With fine acting by Carey Urban and Ben Williamson, it captures life in the 2010's like few other plays. (more...)

Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith to Lead Live-Action ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

Disney has found its live-action ALADDIN cast! (more...)

Stella Gonet to Star in the London Revival of John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Stella Gonet is to star in Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory. (more...)

Striving Artists Theater Company Presents Shakespeare's THE HENRIAD CYCLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Striving Artists Theatre Company will tour their production of Shakespeare's The Henriad - a funny, action-packed blend of four of the bard's most popular histories, directed by Artistic Director Gregory Luzitano and long time Striving Artists alum Jeremy Funke. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Salute the Kings of Swing with the Pasadena Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to celebrate Swing, the Rat Pack and more on Saturday, July 29 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (more...)

Company of Thieves to Reunite; Announce Tour + New Music
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Indie group Company of Thieves announce they will be re-uniting to tour, 10 years after their independently recorded and self-released debut record, “Ordinary Riches” was released. The cult band comprised of Genevieve Schatz, Marc Walloch and Chris Faller will also be releasing a new single this summer, the first song in 6 years. (more...)

THE AMERICAN DREAM by Juan Ramirez, Jr. Hits Broadway Bound Theatre Festival!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The American Dream by Juan Ramirez, Jr. makes the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival! (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...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, July 27, 2017
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Screenvision Media Brings THE STORY OF RACING LEGEND BRUCE MCLAREN to the Big Screen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Screenvision Media, in partnership with Gunpowder & Sky, today announced a one night only screening event in dozens of U.S. cities for McLaren, the captivating story of Bruce McLaren, the legendary racing champion, designer, engineer and founder of the iconic supercar that bears his name. (more...)

Treat Williams and Stephen Adly Guirgis to Star in AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival capstones its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Revival of American Buffalo by David Mamet. American Buffalo, under the direction of John Gould Rubin (Artistic Director of The Private Theater), runs for a limited engagement of 11 performances between August 24 - September 2, 2017. All performances take place at the Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Road, Dorset. (more...)

Natalie Dormer and David Oakes in Star VENUS IN FUR at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

TRH Productions have released the exclusive first image of Natalie Dormer and David Oakes prior the West End premiere of David Ives' hit Broadway play Venus in Fur which will run for a strictly limited nine week engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket run from 6 October to 9 December with opening night for press on 17 October. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, August 24, 2017
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Oh, We Just Can't Wait... For the Remake- A Guide to Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Musicals!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2017

With so many upcoming projects in the works, BWW has put together a guide to what's in store from the House of Mouse and its uber-talented creative teams! (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Monday, August 14, 2017
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Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Monday, August 14, 2017! (more...)

Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN Casts Its 'Jafar'! SNL Alum Also Joins Cast
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Marwan Kenzari, star of the upcoming MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, will take on the role voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the animated movie. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance to Present THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Greenway Arts Alliance will present THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, adapted for stage by award-winning playwright Amy Ludwig (2006 LA Weekly Theater Award for 'Best Adaptation' of The House on Mango Street) and directed by Alexandra Meda (Artistic Director of Chicago's Teatro Luna). (more...)

From Fable to Stage to Film - A Magic Carpet Ride Through the History of ALADDIN
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 26, 2017

Come along with us on a magic carpet ride and re-visit the various incarnations of the shining, shimmering, splendid world of Aladdin! (more...)

H.E.A.T Premiere Official Music Video for New Single 'Redefined'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Friday 22nd September 2017 sees the UK release of the long awaited new studio album “Into The Great Unknown” from the celebrated Swedish rock band H.E.A.T via earMUSIC. (more...)

The Wrecks Announce 1st Headline Tour; 'Favorite Liar' Has Almost 6.5 Million Listens On Spotify
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Los Angeles indie rock band The Wrecks will headline several dates across the US for their first ever headline tour. The “Robot Army” tour begins October 24th at BOTH in San Francisco, CA. (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, September 7, 2017
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Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, September 7, 2017! (more...)

Liz Callaway to Make Queensland Debut at QPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

One of Broadway's leading musical theatre and cabaret performers, Liz Callaway, will make her Queensland debut at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) with her intimate cabaret show An Evening with Liz Callaway in QPAC's newly refurbished Cremorne Theatre for two shows only on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 31, 2017! (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: Exploring the Magic of 'Friend Like Me' from Disney's ALADDIN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 12, 2017

When Disney's Aladdin hit theaters in summer of 1992, the tale transported audiences to a whole new world of wonder, love, and adventure through the fictional streets of Agrabah. Following the titular street rat, Aladdin, from bread thief to Prince Ali, audiences were instantly captivated by the story, the characters, and most notably, the songs. (more...)

Carmen Borgia's SOUTH: A NAUTICAL MUSICAL Comes to Catskill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2017

Avast, landlubbers! Climb aboard the 'Worthy Vessel' at Catskill's Bridge Street Theatre for a Concert Reading of "SOUTH: A Nautical Musical" on Sunday August 27 at 2:00 in the afternoon.  (more...)

Amazon Studios Closes Overall Deal with WALKING DEAD Creator Robert Kirkman
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Amazon today announced it has closed an overall deal with prolific creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible) and a first-look deal with Kirkman's Skybound Entertainment, co-founded by longtime collaborator David Alpert. (more...)

Quantum Theatre and En Garde Arts to Present World Premiere of RED HILLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Quantum Theatre and En Garde Arts are presenting the World Premiere of Red Hills by Sean Christopher Lewis in Pittsburgh's Strip District from August 18th - September 10th. (more...)

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