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BWW Review: THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET at The Kennedy Center
by Hannah Landsberger - Jun 9, 2017

The New York City Ballet's technique, grace, and variety of programming is impeccable. The night feels like a quick tour through the dance and music of the past 100 years, starting with the jazz of George Gershwin and ending with the frenetic electronica of Dan Deacon. There's something for everyone here, whether you prefer your ballet classical or contemporary. (more...)

BWW Review: Can You Solve the Mystery of HOLMES, SHERLOCK, AND THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE?
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 8, 2017

Unbound Productions producers Jonathan Josephson, Paul Millet and Jeff G. Rack have already proven they can create smart theatre based on classical literature. Their wildly popular Wicked Lit horror series at Mountain View Mausoleum has developed a loyal legion of fans who keep coming back year after year. Now they've taken their outdoor immersive theatre experience and expanded into the mystery genre, mounting their first major production under the moniker Mystery Lit with HOLMES, SHERLOCK AND THE CONSULTING DETECTIVE. Written by Josephson, directed by Millet, and designed by Rack, it combines three of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mysteries into one epic whodunit. (more...)

Bakehouse Theatre Company Presents THE GOLDEN DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Golden Dragon: a busy Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai restaurant at street level of an apartment block. Next door an overstocked shop. Above, one flat with an old man, another with a young couple at the beginning of their lives together and another with a couple on the verge of separation. In the restaurant, a young, Asian man with a rotten tooth. (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Churchill Theatre, Bromley
by Vikki Jane Vile - Jun 7, 2017

This take on the Hollywood classic Thoroughly Modern Millie last played Broadway back in 2002. However, regardless of the casts plucky efforts to inject some New York panache to proceedings, 'Millie' emerges as a particularly poor choice for revisiting in 2017. The story features Threads that sit uncomfortably in the present day. Mrs Meers with her chopstick clad hair and mock Chinese accent is amusing for ten minutes but after a couple of scenes just seems plain racist. Millie's chunk of the plot hangs on the idea that she needs to find a rich man to marry to get on in life. Where do I even start with that one? (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Gallo, Jane Cox and Toni-Leslie James Bring JITNEY from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 6, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Gallo, Jane Cox and Toni-Leslie James, who acted as scenic, lighting and costume designers for August Wilson's final Broadway debut, Jitney. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Dick In Space
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 29, 2017

BWW speaks to Steve Attridge about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Dick In Space (more...)

Review Roundup - Steven Carell, Kristen Wiig Lend Voices for DESPICABLE ME 3
by Movies News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The DESPICABLE ME franchise centers on Gru, a super-villain now turned dad and superhero; his yellow-colored Minions; his three orphan girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes; and his wife, Lucy Wilde. (more...)

Buddy Holly Brings the Story and Music of Rock N' Roll to Hackmatack
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Everybody's heard of Buddy Holly, but not everyone knows the 1950s rock and roll star was one of the strongest inspirations for rock stars to come. Or that he was a pioneering figure in bridging racial barriers in the music world. (more...)

THE GOLDEN DRAGON Opens Next Month at Bakehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Golden Dragon: a busy Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai restaurant at street level of an apartment block. Next door an overstocked shop. Above, one flat with an old man, another with a young couple at the beginning of their lives together and another with a couple on the verge of separation.  In the restaurant, a young, Asian man with a rotten tooth. (more...)

N'Kenge to Star in Alpine Theater Project's LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

This summer season, Alpine Theater Project (ATP) brings Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness to the Whitefish Performing Arts Center July 13th, 14th, 15th/ 20th, 21st, 22nd/ and 27th, 28th, 29th. (more...)

New Season of PROJECT RUNWAY Among Lifetime's Summer Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Lifetime has all your summer viewing needs covered with launches of a new dance docuseries SO SHARP, new family docuseries GROWING UP SUPERMODEL, and the newest in the Little Women Franchise, LITTLE WOMEN LA: COUPLES RETREAT. Marking Kyra Sedgwick's directorial debut movie, STORY OF A GIRL stars Kevin Bacon and Ryann Shane for a July Premiere. (more...)

AMD EPYC Datacenter Processor Launches with Record-Setting Performance, Optimized Platforms, and Global Server Ecosystem Support
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

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National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Host Immigration Arts Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) hosts a two-day immigration arts summit on Monday/Tuesday July 17 & 18 during the Off-Broadway run of the musical 'Amerike -- The Golden Land.' (more...)

New Zealand at Edinburgh Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

New Zealand at Edinburgh Season Announced (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RED ASH MOSAIC at Cleveland Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) presents the world premiere of Red Ash Mosaic, created by Raymond Bobgan and Cleveland Core Ensemble and directed by Raymond Bobgan. Red Ash Mosaic is onstage now through June 17th, 2017, in CPT's historic Gordon Square Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 16, 2017

'BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS - ZACH Wows With Modern Classic
by Lynn Beaver - Jun 14, 2017

ZACH Theatre,Austin's premier regional theatre wows with their current production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony winning first musical with book by Quiana Agra Hudes. (more...)

North American Premieres from UK, Syria and Israel Among Lincoln Center Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Festival's theater offerings feature four North American premieres from the U.K., Syria, and Israel, challenging audiences to look backward and forward, while offering perspectives that confront assumptions about human nature. (more...)

AUGUST WILSON'S JITNEY Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

August Wilson's Jitney has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. (more...)

Utah Shakespeare Festival Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

As part of its opening week celebrations for the 2017 season, the Utah Shakespeare Festival on July 7 announced its 2018 season. The fifty-seventh season, which will run from June 28 to October 20, will include eight plays in three theatres. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Fragile Man
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 5, 2017

BWW speaks to the creators of Fragile Man ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

THE GOLDEN DRAGON Takes Flight Thursday At Bakehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Golden Dragon: a busy Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai restaurant at street level of an apartment block.   Next door an overstocked shop.   Above, one flat with an old man, another with a young couple at the beginning of their lives together and another with a couple on the verge of separation.  In the restaurant, a young, Asian man with a rotten tooth. (more...)

Ultimate Boost for High-End Desktop Market With Aug. 10 Availability of 16- and 12-Core Ryzen Threadripper Processors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2017

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Bob Garfield Takes Center Stage at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company kicks off its 2017-18 season with the world premiere of Ruggedly Jewish, a multimedia monologue written and performed by Bob Garfield. The show is presented for three performances only, September 15th (8 pm) and 16th (3pm and 8pm) at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre before embarking on a nationwide tour through 2018. (more...)

American Sephardi Music Festival Comes to the Center for Jewish History
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Dynamic and diverse performances by world-class artists will be heard at the first American Sephardi Music Festival. (more...)

Hit Musical HALF-STITCHED Comes to the Bird-in-Hand Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Bird-in-Hand, PA, July 20, 2017: Bird-in-Hand Stage's popular Broadway-caliber musical, Half-Stitched, is live through September 2, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: MOMIX's OPUS CACTUS is a Revelation
by Christina Pandolfi - Jul 2, 2017

For 37 years, MOMIX has defied traditional boundaries in both choreography and set design, but it expands far beyond that. Moses Pendleton and the entire company are notorious for consistently creating complex, dizzying universes and inviting the audience to join their new realities. And one thing is certain: Every ride is an incredible, unforgettable journey. (more...)

Sandbox Series presents ZENITH at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its 2016-2017 Sandbox Series for new works with the World Premiere of Zenith, written by Kirsten Greenidge. Lauren English directs. Performances will be held at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop. (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen Pittman Fights the Forces of The PIPELINE
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 17, 2017

A teacher struggles against the chaos of a tough inner city public school and the system that threatens her son. (more...)

National Black Theatre Festival Presents LITTLE GIRL BLUE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The National Black Theatre Festival will present the Onyx Qube Production of LITTLE GIRL BLUE, a Concert Drama written & directed by Nathan Ross Freeman starring Markeisha Ensley & introducing Bijan Miarra Shaw, on Tuesday, August 1 & Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3pm & 8pm at Ring Theatre at Wake Forest University. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- A Thousand Doorways
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to Diane Edgecomb about 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show A Thousand Doorways. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Reputation to Protect: Neil Starkenberg Stars as MSMT's Danny Zuko
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 16, 2017

'I imagine that Danny is the youngest in a family of boys, and he feels he has to live up to the name Zuko at Rydell High. In the movie he says 'I've got a reputation to protect,' and I think that goes a long way to explaining his behavior.' Neil Starkenberg is commenting on his role debut in Maine State Music Theatre's upcoming production of Grease, which begins a run at the Pickard Theater on July 19. For the twenty-eight year-old actor, the iconic part of the fifties greaser, Danny Zuko, is a dream come true, and Starkenberg has spent a great deal of time preparing for the part. (more...)

Casting Announced For JUST TO GET MARRIED at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The first London production in over a hundred years of Just To Get Married, a romantic comedy by renowned suffragette Cicely Hamilton opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 25 July 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Weaving Many Musical Threads into a Theatrical Life: A Conversation with Peter Oyloe
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 11, 2017

'There have been so many musical Threads throughout my life ever since I was a little guy. Music was something I did early on. I would listen to my dad, who had a beautiful voice, sing, and together we would listen to his vinyl record collection. I was always drawn to music written before I was born. There is something about the vulnerability, the universality, and the craft of earlier music that has always attracted me.' The speaker is Peter Oyloe who is touring with The Hank Band, his concert recreation of the music of the legendary folk/country western singer. Oyloe and the band's most recent gig was to open Maine State Music Theatre's 2017 Monday concert series with two virtually sold out performances of Hank Williams' music at Brunswick's Pickard Theater on July 10th. In conversation with Broadway World in the panoramic setting of a private reception in the band's honor on scenic Mere Point, Oyloe seems exceptionally soft spoken, but a few hours later when he takes the stage as Hank Williams, he transforms himself into the powerhouse singer Williams was. It is a role that has changed his life, Oyloe says, and a connection that now runs deeply as one of the primary Threads in his own musical tapestry. (more...)

IBM to Launch the Next Generation Intel' Xeon' Scalable Processors in the Cloud
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

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Toronto Film Festival Announce Canadian Short Films Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

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Internet Banks vs Brick & Mortar : New Study Finds Online Banks Offer Savings Yields Four Times Higher than Traditional Banks & Credit Unions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

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The Big 'Ol Nasty Getdown Announces VOLUME II feat. Earth Wind & Fire & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Woven with the Threads of funk, soul, gospel, blues and rock -- and executed by some of the industry's most recognizeable, world-renowned and beloved players -- Los Angeles-based The Big Ol' Nasty Getdown announces another superstar jam session, Volume II, available everywhere on October 27, 2017. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: A Day At The Fringe- Danyah Miller
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 7, 2017

Danish Miller blogs for BroadwayWorld to give us an insight into a day performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Reviewing THE VALIANT by Lesley Livingston, now in development for a series on THE CW!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Aug 18, 2017

Yesterday, it was announced that The CW is developing Lesley Livingston's 2017 YA release THE VALIANT for TV........To whet your appetite, here's my review of THE VALIANT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlie Cox on THE DEFENDERS from Netflix
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 18, 2017

Charlie Cox talks about his newest Netflix and Marvel series THE DEFENDERS, which premiers on Friday, August 18th. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SPEAKING IN TONGUES: THE TRUTHS, Pleasance Courtyard
by Amy Hanson - Aug 17, 2017

Two for one is more commonly applied to tickets at the Fringe rather than the plays themselves. Evidently keen to push against such boundaries, Doughnut Productions have taken a play by Andrew Bovell and separated it into two productions.  Running in tandem with a linked piece Speaking in Tongues: The Lies at the same venue, this part of the play depicts a series of relationships around the central event of the disappearance of psychiatrist Valerie Summers.  (more...)

Pilot Pen and GBK Presents a Chic Gifting Carnival Celebrating the 2017 Teen Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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Rosu Lup Reveal 'All My Lovers' with Impose Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Philadelphia indie-folk rockers ROSU LUP have debuted their single “All My Lovers” exclusively at Impose Magazine. The single is their follow up to their previously released “Rain/Glitter” that debuted at  Paste Magazine. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)

Esprit Orchestra Announces 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

October 2017 will mark the beginning of Esprit Orchestra's 35th Anniversary Season. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SOMEONE DIES AT THE END, theSpace @ Surgeons Hall
by Amy Hanson - Aug 15, 2017

American theatre company Squeaky Wheelz Productions have brought a new play to Edinburgh set after a nuclear apocalypse has wiped out the United States.  The topic is certainly relevant considering current political rhetoric, though the play does not dwell on events leading up to the cataclysm, focusing instead on a small group of survivors.  Three cautious young people sharing carefully rationed food in an underground shelter are joined first by a young couple with a baby on the way, then by a pair of siblings.  Characters' stories develop and conflict occurs within this 45 minute drama by Freddie Fulton and Matthew Consalvo. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Brings Storybook Characters, Toe-Tapping Music, and All of The Drama to Escondido
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Classic fairy tales weave together like delicate rainbow Threads (in hues of red, gold, white, and more...) to build an intricate, complex and epic musical that still somehow bears all of the hallmarks of reality.  (more...)

Actiance Introduces First Compliance and Archiving Solution for WeChat and WhatsApp
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

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BWW Review: An Amazing Journey: MSMT's Riveting and Revelatory TOMMY
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 1, 2017

Midway through the first act of The Who's Tommy, the young protagonist invites his mates and listeners to ride together on his amazing journey. And truly, Maine State Music Theatre's production of the Pete Townshend/DesMcAnuff musical, seen for two performances only at the Pickard Theater July 31 offers its audience just that - a riveting, often raw, perennially relevant, piercingly beautiful account of a boy's painful but ultimately uplifting journey through the darker side of human experience and into the light. The rarely staged 1992 musical version based on the 1969 concept album and rock opera with its sung-through score, narrative told largely in dance, and its sometimes disturbing material poses significant challenges to any company, but MSMT once again proves its artistic mettle. Under the inspired direction of Curt Dale Clark, with the complex choreography of Raymond Marc Dumont and the rousing musical direction of Patrick Fanning, this company of young artists marshals its considerable talents to tackle the ambitious project with energy, passion, and complete professionalism. (more...)

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