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Slam - Broadway

SLAM is a funny, heartfelt coming-of-age story about 17-year-old Sam, a kid from a troubled background who finds refuge and hope in the world of skateboarding. When he falls in love for the first time, with a girl named Alicia, it seems like everything's looking up - until she gets unexpectedly pregnant. Suddenly Sam has to grow up fast. Along the way, he finds guidance through imagined conversations with Tony Hawk, his idol. Nick Hornby's witty novel is an exploration of young adulthood and what it means to wrestle with dreams and disappointments. The musical will reset the story in the U.S.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
More than 375 business and arts leaders were on hand on Thursday, August 27 for the premiere of the Howard County Arts Council's 23rd Annual Celebration of the Arts in Howard County. Presented by Howard Bank, the benefit gala was held virtually due to the COVID-19 public health crisis and netted approximately $70,000. Since 1998, more than $1.6 million has been raised through the Celebration of the Arts!
by Gil Kaan - Sep 28, 2020
Javon Johnson, the most winningest poetry slam competitor to-date ('Humble brag,' Javon interjecting), will open the Pasadena Playhouse's new streaming platform PLAYHOUSELIVE September 30, 2020 with his one-man show STILL. Poet/performer/professor Javon shares his most timely take on the complexities of the Black experience in the format he's been most successful - poems.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are set to support recently released 'The Emergency EP' with their only full band performance for the rest of 2020, live-streamed from the World Famous Whisky a Go Go on Friday, Oct. 2nd.  Tickets to the 7 pm PST performance are available @ https://redjumpsuitapparatus.veeps.com/.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announces the premiere of Still., a newly commissioned work written by and starring spoken word artist Javon Johnson, and directed by Donny Jackson.  The production will launch online at PlayhouseLive on September, 30, 2020, and is part of the Fall line-up of pay-per-view streaming theatrical events.   
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020
On September 25, the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards concluded, after a series of virtual events celebrating Washington's dynamic and diverse theatre community.
by Neil Shurley - Sep 24, 2020
As the audience writes back, their responses help steer the story and determine the choices the character makes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Pasadena Playhouse announces Fall Programming for PlayhouseLive, a first-of-its-kind nonprofit streaming platform to showcase theatrical productions to a national and international audience, launching online September 30. With the continuation of the Playhouse's efforts as the State Theater of California, PlayhouseLive productions will offer a broad range of voices and perspectives while ensuring that access to the programming will remain accessible to the widest possible audience.
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
FATAL ATTRACTION, returns with all-new stories documenting jaw-dropping cases in TV One's 'True Crime Monday' programming block on Monday, September 28 at 9 p.m. ET/8C. Each new episode documents new stories, new drama, and never-before-seen footage that offers viewers first-hand accounts into jaw-dropping cases involving crimes of passion.
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
RTG Features, the newly established sister studio to basketball media leader SLAM, has announced that it is co-financing and co-producing an upcoming documentary on legendary basketball coach John Thompson and his Georgetown University program as one of the first projects from the company.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
The Ford launches free online series a?oeState Of LA!a?? Five pairings of in-depth conversation and live performance examine the future of arts in Los Angeles.
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Australian producer Torren Foot today drops the vocal version of his mighty single ‘More Life’ featuring Tinie and L Devine.
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
JDS Sports, a next-generation sports, media and entertainment holding company, has announced the official launch of RTG Features, a new film and TV production and financing brand.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Acclaimed bassist/composer/leader Robert Miller and his Project Grand Slam rock/jazz/Latin fusion ensemble released their latest album, East Side Sessions, in July, right in the middle of the pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
Nora Helmer is often considered one of modern drama's first feminist characters. A Doll's House deals with women, their traditional roles in the family, and the price they pay when they break with tradition. This brand new feminist adaptation is told through Nora's voice, in a one woman show. An intimate, painful exploration of a woman's choice to leave her kids in order to survive.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
La MaMa has announced that THE LA MAMA LOVE GLOBAL GALA will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11am EST. The 2020 La MaMa Love Global Gala brings artists together from around the world to celebrate the spirit and community that have fueled La MaMa's work for the past 58 years.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020
American Repertory Theater has announced virtual Fall 2020 Programming including the Civically Speaking discussion series; the Behind the Scenes series; and Kidding Around family programming.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
Chinese dance X Martial arts 'Convergence' - the new dance production created by Hong Kong Dance Company through its Inaugural Artistic Interdisciplinary Research Studya?"is going to premiere online on 18 October 2020. Presenting in a digital format, Convergence will be staged online, offering audience members, wherever they are, from across the globe to enjoy it within touch.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
City Parks Foundation's Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre is proud to announce a virtual open house presented with Open House New York. Taking place on October 17 & 18, the open house will offer an in-depth look into the history of the theatre and its puppeteers, followed by 'Puppet Time' a family-friendly, first-ever Puppet Slam showcase.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2020
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Ford Digital Festivals are curator-led virtual programs offering an in-depth exploration of a single theme through multi-disciplinary performances, workshops and conversations combined into a multi-hour video production.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
An autumn season of digital and live events presented by Manchester's Contact Theatre kicks off this October with a celebration of Black History Month, Black Gold Arts Festival, headlined by Metro columnist and trans performer Travis Alabanza.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
Today, The Breath Project-a new theatrical initiative formed by Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gamal Abdel Chasten and Co-Founder Marieke Gaboury in response to the current global spotlight on racial injustice against Black people-announced the lineup for the inaugural The Breath Project Virtual Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2020
YouTube on October 25, 2020 at 7pm, and will release the following 5 episodes every other week.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
From January 11 - 22, 2021, the New York-based global art song platform Sparks & Wiry Cries will present their flagship songSLAM Festival with twelve days of song. The Festival will include the annual songSLAM competition for up to fifteen emerging composer/performer teams to present new art song compositions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
Today, The Breath Projecta?"a new theatrical initiative formed by Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gamal Abdel Chasten and Co-Founder Marieke Gaboury in response to the current global spotlight on racial injustice against Black peoplea?"announced the lineup for the inaugural The Breath Project Virtual Festival being held on Saturday, October 24 (2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET) and Sunday, October 25 (5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Today, The Breath Project-a new theatrical initiative formed by Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gamal Abdel Chasten and Co-Founder Marieke Gaboury in response to the current global spotlight on racial injustice against Black people-announced the lineup for the inaugural The Breath Project Virtual Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Despite an ever-changing world, Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) continues to innovate and find new ways to engage its diverse student body of young artists, preparing them for success in college and future careers. Among the many unique learning opportunities OCSA provides is the Master Artist Series, which enters its fifth season during 2020-2021.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
Today, The Breath Projecta?"a new theatrical initiative formed by Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gamal Abdel Chasten and Co-Founder Marieke Gaboury in response to the current global spotlight on racial injustice against Black peoplea?"announced the lineup for the inaugural The Breath Project Virtual Festival being held on Saturday, October 24 (2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET and 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET) and Sunday, October 25 (5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2020
The days are getting darker and the puppeteers of Fussy Cloud Puppet Slam are here for you. The show aims to provide you with two creative and quirky hours of puppet based distraction.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2020
Splash & Ripple and WeRebel have announced the launch of an innovative new podcast that offers audiences an opportunity to take part in immersive theatre, in their own home.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Today, The Breath Project—a new theatrical initiative formed by Artistic Director and Co-Founder Gamal Abdel Chasten and Co-Founder Marieke Gaboury in response to the current global spotlight on racial injustice against Black people—announced the line-up for the inaugural The Breath Project Virtual Festival being held on at 5 p.m. both Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2020
Nordic Black Theatre Presents PIECES OF A MAN – the life, words and music of Gil Scott Heron.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020
The Marsh continues to offer a wide variety of new programming at 7:30pm nightly on MarshStream, its popular broadcast platform.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
#ENOUGH has announced the selection of seven plays by teen playwrights chosen by nationally recognized dramatists Lauren Gunderson, Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, and Karen Zacarías, as the winners of #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Africa's leading arts and book event Aké Festival will return Thursday 22 - Sunday 25 October with a free programme of 65 inspiring talks, workshops, panel discussions and performances from the most exciting voices across Africa and the African Diaspora.
by Shari Barrett - Oct 13, 2020
As one of the nation's most prominent spoken-word artists, and a three-time national poetry slam champion and a four-time national finalist, Javon Johnson now takes to the Pasadena Playhouse stage in STILL. to share his very personal experience growing up as a Black man in America at a pivotal time in our history.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Mundelein Theatre will present an outdoor production of Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare in the Mundelein High School Stadium. Performances take place October 16-18.
by Jim Munson - Oct 13, 2020
Under Artistic Director Tim Bonda??s leadership, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has just launched an ambitious new online initiative entitled Voices of Democracy, with the intention of encouraging audiences to get out the vote and stand up for racial justice. Leading up to the 2020 election, Voices of Democracy offers digital theatrical experiences that celebrate diverse voices and build a bridge from empathy to action, including plays, poetry, and curated quotes that shine a light on pressing issues during this election year. It will also feature an interview with Tony Award winner & TheatreWorks alum James Monroe Iglehart (Broadwaya??s Aladdin and Hamilton). BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Tim Bond to learn more about Voices of Democracy and his own history before coming to TheatreWorks. Bond is a fascinating guy to talk to so our conversation took all kinds of interesting twists and turns. A true people person, he is especially committed to using theater to build community and effect change. In conversation, he often takes his time to respond to questions and is apt to speak in complex sentences that show a great deal of thought. He is not someone who needs to shout to make his voice heard and frequently leavens his responses with gentle laughter. At once brainy and comfortable expressing his emotions, Bond is clearly a person of heart and mind.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
In partnership with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and 23 other theater companies across the country, The Breath Project has announced the lineup for its inaugural virtual festival being held on October 24 and 25.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2020
The Great Arizona Puppet Theatre has announced a lineup of upcoming Drive-In puppet shows!
by TV News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
truTV announced today a greenlight for Double Cross with Blake Griffin, an unscripted comedy prank show, which will air on truTV in 2021.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
The Stage Tel Aviv is presenting Outside the Box - Virtual Story and Poetry Slam on Monday Oct 19th @ 20:00!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2020
RTG Features, the newly established sister studio to basketball media leader SLAM, has announced that it is partnering with NBA legend Charles Barkley's Round Mound Media to produce the serialized one-hour scripted show “The Line,” based on the bestselling book Scandals of '51 from author Charley Rosen. RTG will introduce the series to buyers at the virtual American Film Market, which is running this week.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2020
A lot has been canceled in 2020. From classes, to gigs, to entire Broadway productions. But one thing a global pandemic cannot cancel? Creativity! Thus 'Creativity Is Not Canceled' was born.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2020
Aurora Theatre Company will present a special digital final performance of TELL TALE HEARTS: An Evening of Hip Hop Theatre Featuring Carlos Aguirre and The Bay Area Theatre Cypher, an evening of hip hop theatre & spoken word. Carlos Aguirre and The Bay Area Theatre Cypher return to Aurora following 2 sold-out runs in December 2019 & February 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020
Talisman Theatre presents Watch Habibi's Angels : Commission Impossible, written by Kalale Dalton and Hoda Adra, directed by Sophie Gee, November 23 to December 5th 2020 at La Chapelle, Scènes Contemporaines. On-line streaming as of December 2nd 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020
Today, producers Brian Moreland, Ron Simons, Diana DiMenna, Samira Wiley, and Sheryl Lee Ralph, announced that Thoughts of a Colored Man, the new play by Keenan Scott II, directed by Steve H. Broadnax III, will open on Broadway in the upcoming season at a Shubert theater to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
American Repertory Theater has announced today Fall 2020 workshops offered through The Wellspring, a new partnership with the Harvard Center for Wellness and Health Promotion (CWHP).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
Studio 3 Arts' open-mic event for poetry and spoken-word lead by resident local poet Dauda Ladejobi, Spoken, Not Stirred has become a renowned poetry event with poets travelling from far afield to perform.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
Today (November 12) in live streaming: Lillias White visits Backstage Live, Aisha de Haas in concert, and so much more!