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The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway Materialise In Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

The world masters of magic have returned to Brisbane with their spectacular production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway materialising in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a strictly limited season from tonight until 19 January 2019. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Howard Brenton's THE SHADOW FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Director of Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for his production of Howard Brenton's The Shadow Factory which returns to celebrate NST City's first anniversary after opening the space with a sell-out run last year. The cast includes Denise Black (Lady Cooper/Ma Dimmock), Bethan Cullinane (Jackie Dimmock), Joe Tracini (Len Gooch) and Michael Fenton Stevens (Lord Beaverbrook) joining returning cast members David Birrell (Fred Dimmock/Hugh Downing), Catherine Cusack (Lil Dimmock/Sylvia Meinster) and Shala Nyx (Polly Stride). The production opens on 1 February, with previews from 30 January, and runs until 2 March. (more...)

WYO Theater Presents MATHEMATICAL MYSTERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Prepare to be amazed, dazzled & bewildered by Cahoots mind-blowing production of Danny Carmo's Mathematical Mysteries - a spectacular show where Math, Theatre and Digital Technology collide to create a fun and interactive performance proving that understanding math can be fun! On Tuesday, January 29 at 6pm meet Danny Carmo - It's not so long ago he thought school and, in particular, math wasn't for him. He was more interested in dreaming about a future on the stage & perhaps the big screen - all he ever wanted to be was a famous magician!!! But when he knuckled down to learn all the Tricks of the trade, he realized that Math was not only essential…but was the SECRET to a whole load of magic!!! (more...)

BREAKING SURFACE Returns To NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

5th Wall Studio today announced the complete cast for its winter season offering of Breaking Surface by co-creators and directors Gwyneth Larsen and William Mulholland. The production runs on Fridays through Sundays only from January 11th - 27th, 2019 at a secret location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Meet up location will be revealed after ticket purchase via BreakingSurface.Eventbrite.com. (more...)

Highwood's Musical Theatre Conservatory Presents A Chilling Production Of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Consider yourself warned! Highwood's 16th Season of productions moves into 2019 with Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak's Broadway hit A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, running from January 18 - 27th, 2019 in the heart of downtown Silver Spring. This whimsically dark musical is presented as part of The Highwood Theatre's Fall Conservatory Program, an audition-only program designed to offer an intensive training experience for performers in grades 7-12. (more...)

NBCUniversal's Bluprint Debuts Writing Flagship Category And New DIY Content To Jump Start The New Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

As millions look to make (and keep) resolutions and set new goals to better themselves in the New Year, Bluprint – NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's state-of-the-art digital lifestyle learning platform and streaming service – is providing thousands of creative options to make 2019 the year to start creating or reconnecting with a favorite activity. (more...)

Revised Edition of Hard-Hitting Book Challenges Conventional Wisdom and Shows Readers How Public Relations and Social Media Really Work
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

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Scoop: Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, January 24, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 8, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Thursday, January 24, 2019! (more...)

BWW Review: Los Angeles Youth Ballet's NUTCRACKER Scores With A Delightful, Whimsical And Polished Presentation At The Alex Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 8, 2019

The weekend before Christmas, The Los Angeles Youth Ballet presented a gorgeous, colorful and professional performance of The Nutcracker at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. The production was very carefully constructed, with an emphasis on good technique, passion and commitment in performance and lovingly re-created by Artistic Director and Choreographer, Andrea Paris-Gutierrez. It was staged and choreographed optimally for each age group performing. Enchanting might be an adjective to describe the feeling the performers were emitting to the viewers, who's rapt attention was a sign of both enjoyment and endorsement. The Nutcracker Suite was composed by Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, and has long been the favorite balletic composition to be performed during the Christmas Season. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, January 23, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 7, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, January 23, 2019! (more...)

BWW Review: THE KYLE AND MONTE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL 3 at Roxy's Downtown, Wichita's Favorite Duo
by Craig Richardson - Jan 7, 2019

In life, there are things that simply go together. Peanut butter and jelly. Macaroni and cheese. Ginger and Fred. Kyle and Monte. (more...)

Little Theatre Of Manchester's 2019 Season Opens With A Murder
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

The Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) opens its 2019 season on February 1, 2019, with a murderously funny thriller set in William Gillette's Connecticut Castle, Ken Ludwig's THE GAME'S AFOOT. (more...)

Fuse Theatre Ensemble Announces January Repertory And Fertile Ground Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

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LADIES NIGHT OUT COMEDY TOUR Comes to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Calling all ladies!!!! Ladies Night Out Comedy Tour featuring ADELE GIVENS, SHERRI SHEPHERD, LONI LOVE, JANELLE JAMES, and hosted by Bravo's leading lady NENE LEAKES makes a stop at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: Moscow Ballet's THE GREAT RUSSIAN NUTCRACKER Wows And Satiates At The Soraya
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jan 4, 2019

On December 19th, 2018 a most extraordinary performance was witnessed at the Soraya Theatre of the Arts - the most traditional and established version, choreographically, even though it has been modified conceptwise, of the iconic ballet, The Nutcracker Suite, composed by Tchaikovsky, which is a true holiday tradition all over the world, was performed by the legendary Moscow Ballet. Ballet Master Vladamir Troschenko, directed this prodiction.The choreography was the choreography that I am familiar with as being the traditional steps and combinations that were the original staging by Marius Patipa and Lev Ivanov of the Imperial Russian Ballet. Selections from The Nutcracker were first performed as an orchestral suite in March 1892. The ballet proper debuted in December of that year. It was presented at St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre. (more...)

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON Brings His Comedy Magic Act To The Lincoln
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

The star of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and "Penn & Teller: Fool Us," Piff the Magic Dragon performs jaw-dropping magic Tricks in a dragon suit with sidekick Mr. Piffles, The World's Only Magic Performing Chihuahua. With more than 100 million online views, sold-out shows across the US and Canada, and a residency at Las Vegas' Flamingo Hotel and Casino, the dynamic duo have proven they're here to stay. (more...)

Smash-Hit LA SOIREE Returns To Fringe World Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Direct from London's West End, the award-winning smash hit from FRINGE WORLD 2015 through 2017, LA SOIREE is back! (more...)

MPAC Announces Havana Cuba All-Stars, Legends N Concert, Johnny Peers And More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

The Havana Cuba All-Stars return to Mayo Performing Arts Center with a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance on Friday, February 1 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$59. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Come to QPAC Direct From Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

There's only one week to go until the world masters of magic return to Brisbane with their spectacular production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway materialising in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a strictly limited season from 9 to 19 January 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS Mystifies Edmonton
by Sarah Dussome - Jan 2, 2019

Mind reading, card Tricks, and death-defying stunts take centre stage in this glitzy magical extravaganza. (more...)

DANGEROUS LENSES Comes to Vault Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Dangerous Lenses, by Brooke Robinson, directed by Melissa Dunne, and presented by Papercut Theatre, comes to VAULT Festival 2019, starring Grace Chilton. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Metropolitan Theatre Ensemble @ Warwick Theater
by Paul Bolton - Jan 19, 2019

Metropolitan Theatre Ensemble at the Warwick Theater in Kansas City presents Anton Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' directed by Todd Lanker January 17-27, 2019. The MET's production bounds with energetic performances as it explores an emotionally rugged terrain in this classic play. Director Todd Lanker's staging keeps the whirl and swirl of events moving at rapid-fire place as the cast wields Chekhov's script like well sharpened knife. (more...)

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK THE MUSICAL at National Theatre
by Kelle Long - Jan 19, 2019

Every kid with a performer's heart deserves to experience three things in their childhood: access to an incredible arts program, a passionate mentor, and a really great Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. For me, that was the Springfield (Missouri) Little Theatre, Beth D., and The Phantom of the Opera. I wish for all of today's youth to find the arts and an inspiring mentor. As for Webber for this generation, there is School of Rock The Musical, which actually touches on all of the above. The tour is visiting the National Theatre in Washington, DC this month and packs the biggest dreams and highest professionalism into the tiniest bodies. (more...)

Chicago Magic Lounge Brings Magic To Valentine's Day With A Valentine's Weekend Signature Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Celebrating its first Valentine's Day, Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, presents a Valentine's Weekend Signature Show, February 14 - 16, 2019. Featuring real-life married couple Danny Orleans & The Incredible Jan Rose, as well as Headliner Wes Mathison, Valentine's Weekend at the Chicago Magic Lounge mixes mystery, magic and love to create the perfect evening to spend with that special someone. (more...)

SCHTICK A POLE IN IT: 6 Year Anniversary Edition Announced in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

For 6 years Schtick A Pole In It has owned the 4th Saturday in the East Village. It's the best and only Comedy and Pole Dancing show in the city. (more...)

Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson, and Stephen Tompkinson Will Lead 2019 UK Tour of ART
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

After breaking box office records in 2018, David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers will produce the 2019 UK tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza's Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production will star Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson as Serge, Marc and Ivan respectively. The tour will open at Chichester Festival Theatre on 24 January 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS Sparks Magic in Vancouver!
by Alyson Eng - Jan 17, 2019

Widened eyes, dropped jaws, and huge smiles filled the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver this Tuesday during the opening night of THE ILLUSIONISTS: LIVE FROM BROADWAY presented by Broadway Across Canada. (more...)

Methel Ethyl Share Single And Video for TRIP THE MAINS Off Forthcoming Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Late last year, Australian pscyhe-pop band Methyl Ethel announced their forthcoming album, Triage out next month on 4AD. Today, they share the single and accompanying video for 'Trip The Mains.' 'It's got a sharp, '80s new wave-ish backdrop, but main member Jake Webb brings it into the now with a catchy vocal performance that fans of MGMT and Phoenix might dig,' said Brooklyn Vegan. Webb says of the track, 'behind every eye-twitch, a depleted mainframe barely pulses. 'Trip The Mains' is my moment of short circuiting.' The video features Webb suspended in time, defying the laws of gravity, and crashing into beds in this abstract fantasy directed by Matt Sav. (more...)

Magician Michael Carbonaro Brings His Live Show To The Town Hall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Magician, comedian and improv artist Michael Carbonaro announces his first New York City engagement at The Town Hall Theatre on Thursday, February 14th at 8:00PM. (more...)

10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT TAMING OF THE SHREW Comes To Adelaide Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

10 things I Hate About Taming of the Shrew will take you back the good old days, when we worried about Y2K, wore butterfly clips in our hair, and became total babes the minute we took off our glasses. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC FIRE Is Wise, Witty and Wonderful
by Frank Benge - Jan 16, 2019

THE MAGIC FIRE, by Lillian Groag, is a 1997 memory play set in Buenos Aires during the 1950s regime of Juan Peron. This cross cultural immigrant family finds their personal refuge from the fascist politics of Argentina in art, theatre and opera. Events eventually bring them to the point where they are forced to confront not only politics, but also, their own moral obligations. The play first premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and still contains a powerful message that mirrors some of this country's current disturbing political trends. (more...)

The Lawrence Busker Festival Presents The World's First All-Female Busker Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The city of Lawrence, Kansas has been the home of many notable women of incredible strength and will. After the town burned down and most of the men were killed in the mid-1800s, it was the women of Lawrence who brought it back. Since then, many women from Lawrence have gone onto becoming fighters and survivors. Erin Brockovich the activist, and Lynette Woodward the first female Harlem Globetrotter come to mind. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Northern Broadsides/New Vic Theatre Production Of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Northern Broadsides and New Vic Theatre are delighted to announce full casting for their forthcoming touring production of William Shakespeare's glorious tale of antagonistic romance and chaotic comedy -Much Ado About Nothing. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For UK Premiere Of Florian Zeller's THE SON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

As the world premiere of Ishy Din's Approaching Empty opens at Kiln Theatre, the company's Artistic Director, Indhu Rubasingham, announces the casting for the UK premiere of Florian Zeller's The Son, in a translation by Christopher Hampton. Michael Longhurst directs Amanda Abbington, Laurie Kynaston, John Light, Oseloka Obi, Amaka Okafor and Martin Turner. The production opens on 26 February, with previews from 20 February, and runs until 6 April. (more...)

Sony's THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE Coming to Digital and Blu-Ray
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Death is only the beginning in the heart pounding horror thriller THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE, debuting on Digital February 19 and on Blu-ray and DVD February 26 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.  (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 14, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, January 29, 2019! (more...)

Chicago Magic Lounge Announces Winter/Spring Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, announces offerings for Winter and Spring 2019, including special Signature Shows celebrating Valentine's Day and CML's one-year anniversary in February, as well as upcoming Showcase performers. Beginning April 3, Chicago Magic Lounge will also offer a new Artist-in-Residence series on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm. (more...)

Renee Wahl Premieres New Single At The Boot, Plus Announces Forthcoming LP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Renee Wahl is set to release her new LP Cut To The Bone on Friday, March 15th. The 9-track set, produced by Stuart Mathis (The Wallflowers, Lucinda Williams) and recorded in Nashville, is a self-exploration of discovery, awareness, and finding the beauty in spite of something painful. She writes from her heart, occasionally changing names “to protect the innocent.” These songs are her darkest, rawest yet, as Wahl opens herself up more than ever before. Yesterday, The Boot premiered the album's moody lead single 'To The Bone.' 'Inspired by vintage hucksters and con artists of old, Wahl explores the age-old issue of knowing who to trust — especially with your heart,' says The Boot of the song. “Wahl makes it clear that she's not falling for anyone's Tricks.” 'It's about relying on people to fix your life when they really don't have your best interest at heart,' Wahl adds, 'those people willing to take advantage of another for their own gain.'  (more...)

STROLL DOWN PENNY LANE Offers Multimedia Tribute To Paul McCartney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Stroll Down Penny Lane is a live performance with beautiful accompanying films of the music of the most iconic songwriter of our age: Paul McCartney. The show includes songs spanning McCartney's career - from early influences, to the Beatles, through the Wings period, and beyond. All performed by some of the Bay Area's most sought-after career musicians. You'll also hear songs that have never been performed in concert - anywhere, by anyone! (more...)

2019 Lunchtime Lecture Series Kicks Off With THE GAMES AFOOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

On Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019, at Noon, local writer and historian David Garnes will lead an informative talk about Little Theatre's upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's 'The Games Afoot'. (more...)

SWEAT Extends At The Donmar Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Donmar Warehouse today announces the extension, due to exceptional demand, for Lynette Linton's acclaimed production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. The production will now be booking for performances until Saturday 2 February 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS ABYSSINIA Ethiopian Dreams Come True in NYC
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 26, 2018

When one thinks of Ethiopian imports, coffee and extraordinary runners might grace the top of the list but circus artists aren't usually associated with the sovereign African nation. However, with Circus Abyssinia - an all-Ethiopian contemporary circus company, the brainchild and heart project of a pair of brothers, Mehari 'Bibi' Tesfamariam and Binyam 'Bichu' Tesfamariam, who are both talented jugglers and global arts entrepreneurs - the world might start to see Ethiopia in a different light. The siblings' journey to fulfill their dreams reads more like a fairytale or Cinderella story, where the heroes persevere and make magic happen with their unshakable willpower and determination, though not despite many struggles and frustrations on their way to fulfilling their dreams. (more...)

BWW Review: Jamie Allan's iMAGICIAN: MAGIC BEYOND BELIEF
by Rachel Weinberg - Dec 24, 2018

Despite the incorporation of modern technology, Allan's iMAGICIAN is purely old-school, family-friendly magic. This makes iMAGICIAN an accessible show for all ages, making it suitable entertainment for families during the holidays. (more...)

BWW Review: WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT... Discovers the Root of the Herero Tragedy in Austin, TX
by Amy Tarver - Dec 23, 2018

Decorating the stage nonchalantly, stretching and chatting with little regard to the fourth wall, six actors join together to explore the storytelling possibilities into the lives of the Herero people of Namibia. Creatively presented by Director Liz Fisher, the action onstage toggles between artistic commentary on the feelings of how the actors desire to present this story, and the social responsibility of portraying the truth about colonialism. The six characters often onstage debated how the story should be told, experimenting with comedy and how the color of one's skin impacts the perception of and more often the ignorance of historic events. Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION ABOUT THE HERERO OF NAMIBIA, FORMERLY KNOWN AS SOUTHWEST AFRIKA, FROM THE GERMAN SUDWESTAFRIKA, BETWEEN THE YEARS 1884 - 1915, opens a pandora's box about the genocide of the Herero Tribe in Namibia committed by Germany long before the holocaust of World War II. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 22, 2018
by - Dec 22, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: THIRST (AND OTHER BITS OF FLANN) at The Abbey Theatre
by Jini Rooney - Dec 21, 2018

Imagine your absolute favorite story. Swap the protagonist for a bicycle-averse sergeant, an amiable but soused philosopher, a fellow tippler a few shillings short of a pound and a publican with a brain that should be pickled for posterity. Scour the stage for 4 exceptional Irish actors to narrate the tale and then assemble them in the one location in Ireland where the finest stories are exchanged - a public house. Furnish them with one of Ireland's savviest wordsmiths and the result is unquestionably a treat. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Announces Directors For 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes) today announced directors for the 2019 Season at the Bruns Amphitheater, including the Cal Shakes debuts of directors Megan Sandberg-Zakian (House of Joy) and Victor Malana Maog (Macbeth). (more...)

PIFF THE MAGIC DRAGON Comes To Worcester In March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Audiences are in for a one-of-a-kind performance when "America's Got Talent" season 10 finalist, Piff The Magic Dragon comes to The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 8 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale to members on Tuesday, December 22 at 10 am and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, January 1 at 10 am. (more...)

Scoop: Food Network's February Highlights
by TV Scoop - Dec 21, 2018

Get all the scoop on Food Network's February Highlights! (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903, Southbank Centre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 21, 2018

With extraordinary feats of bravery, strength and skill, the appeal of old-fashioned circus is not hard to understand. Performing a show that is the essence of traditional circus entertainment, Circus 1903 comes to London's Southbank Centre for its European premiere: a celebration of the Golden Age of circus, with highly skilled performers, raucous comedy and excellent family entertainment. (more...)

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