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Exclusive Scoop: Welcome Back, Marilyn! SMASH Cast Will Reunite for BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert for The Actors FundExclusive Scoop: Welcome Back, Marilyn! SMASH Cast Will Reunite for BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert for The Actors Fund
Posted: Dec. 18, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Honored with Surprise 'Defying Gravity/Let It Go' Mashup at Billboard Women in Music AwardsSTAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Honored with Surprise 'Defying Gravity/Let It Go' Mashup at Billboard Women in Music Awards
Posted: Dec. 13, 2014


VIDEO: Michael Buble Talks Upcoming Holiday Special ft Streisand & Grande on TODAYVIDEO: Michael Buble Talks Upcoming Holiday Special ft Streisand & Grande on TODAY
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan in New Poster for THE LAST FIVE YEARSAnna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan in New Poster for THE LAST FIVE YEARS
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


VIDEO: Nick Jonas Surprises Shoppers with 'Jealous' Performance on FAO Schwarz PianoVIDEO: Nick Jonas Surprises Shoppers with 'Jealous' Performance on FAO Schwarz Piano
Posted: Dec. 18, 2014


HBO to Air Audra McDonald's Tony-Winning Performance in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLHBO to Air Audra McDonald's Tony-Winning Performance in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
Posted: Dec. 17, 2014


SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Final Four Sing on Performance Finale 12/15; Full Review and Pictures!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: THE VOICE Final Four Sing on Performance Finale 12/15; Full Review and Pictures!
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


VIDEO: Lea Michele Sings 'Let It Go' in First Promo for GLEE's Final Season!VIDEO: Lea Michele Sings 'Let It Go' in First Promo for GLEE's Final Season!
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


Review Roundup: ANNIE Reboot, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis - UPDATED!Review Roundup: ANNIE Reboot, Starring Quvenzhane Wallis - UPDATED!
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


New INTO THE WOODS 'Curse Reversed' Meryl Streep ClipNew INTO THE WOODS 'Curse Reversed' Meryl Streep Clip
Posted: Dec. 13, 2014


BWW Review: The ANNIE Remake is Bad, but Not 
Nearly as Bad as You ThinkBWW Review: The ANNIE Remake is Bad, but Not Nearly as Bad as You Think
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


BWW TV Exclusive: PARADE Finds Its 'Leo Frank'- Jeremy Jordan Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions Performance in February!BWW TV Exclusive: PARADE Finds Its 'Leo Frank'- Jeremy Jordan Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions Performance in February!
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


VIDEO: Cheyenne Jackson Sings VIDEO: Cheyenne Jackson Sings "Say Something" With Jackie Evancho on PBS
Posted: Dec. 13, 2014


Final COLBERT REPORT Airs TonightFinal COLBERT REPORT Airs Tonight
Posted: Dec. 18, 2014


SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY Confirms FROZEN Heading to Broadway!SPOILER ALERT! Recap and Review: BACKSTAGE WITH DISNEY ON BROADWAY Confirms FROZEN Heading to Broadway!
Posted: Dec. 14, 2014


Full Cast In New GLEE 'Take A Bow' Final Season PosterFull Cast In New GLEE 'Take A Bow' Final Season Poster
Posted: Dec. 17, 2014


Breaking News: Encores! Announces 2015 Off-Center Season; Set to Include Foster in THE WILD PARTY, Groff in A NEW BRAIN, Greene in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More!Breaking News: Encores! Announces 2015 Off-Center Season; Set to Include Foster in THE WILD PARTY, Groff in A NEW BRAIN, Greene in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More!
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 4 - Idina MenzelVIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 4 - Idina Menzel
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!
Posted: Dec. 16, 2014


Brand New INTO THE WOODS 'Children Will Listen' TV SpotBrand New INTO THE WOODS 'Children Will Listen' TV Spot
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014


Congrats! Stage Vets Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Are Officially Getting HitchedCongrats! Stage Vets Patti Murin and Colin Donnell Are Officially Getting Hitched
by BWW News Desk

(12/19/2014) - Patti Murin took to Twitter earlier today to confirm what observant BroadwayWorld readers might already know -- she's engaged to fellow Broadway star Colin Donnell!


BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.BWW REVIEW: O.P.C. Turns Trash into Treasure at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi (Boston)

(12/19/2014) - One person's trash is another person's treasure in Eve Ensler's O.P.C., a socio-political comedy currently enjoying its world premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass.


BWW Interview: The COPA Palm Springs Rings in the Holidays in Style with a Vocal Superstar, 12/20! A Conversation with Nita Whitaker!BWW Interview: The COPA Palm Springs Rings in the Holidays in Style with a Vocal Superstar, 12/20! A Conversation with Nita Whitaker!
by David Green (Costa Mesa)

(12/19/2014) - Stage, television and film chaunteuse Nita Whitaker brings a very special holiday show to the COPA Palm Springs for one night only - December 20 at 8:00 pm. The former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner has shared the stage with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, Patti Austin, Broadway legend Ben Vereen, Josh Groban, Michael Buble' and Chris Botti, to name a few. She recently penned her first award winning memoir titled, 'Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace' and produced her newest CD release just in time for the holidays. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Whitaker as she was preparing for her holiday concert at The Copa. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:


VIDEO: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Inmates Take on '12 Days of Christmas'VIDEO: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Inmates Take on '12 Days of Christmas'
by TV News Desk

(12/19/2014) - Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK just unveiled a new HOLIDAYS AT LITCHFIELD video, featuring the inmates getting into the holiday spirit with their own version of the '12 Days of Christmas'. Watch below!


Disney's INTO THE WOODS Comes to El Capitan Theatre One Day Early in Special Christmas Eve ScreeningDisney's INTO THE WOODS Comes to El Capitan Theatre One Day Early in Special Christmas Eve Screening
by Movies News Desk

(12/19/2014) - Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's "Into The Woods," from Dec. 25, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015. In addition, El Capitan guests have the opportunity to be among the first to see the film at a special advance screening on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m., complete with prizes and giveaways.


Flushed... West End's URINETOWN Sets Early Closing DateFlushed... West End's URINETOWN Sets Early Closing Date
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(12/19/2014) - Jamie Lloyd's production of Urinetown The Musical, been voted the Best New Musical In The West End in the BroadwayWorld.com UK 2014 awards, has announced an early closing date for January 3, 2015 at the Apollo Theatre. The production was originally slated to run through January 10.


New 'Glee-bye' Promo For Final Season Of GLEE Featuring Lea Michele's 'Let It Go'New 'Glee-bye' Promo For Final Season Of GLEE Featuring Lea Michele's 'Let It Go'
by Pat Cerasaro

(12/19/2014) - GLEE is coming to an end and a new look at the final season is now available!


SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Adds 1/2 Performance at Pasadena PlayhouseSLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Adds 1/2 Performance at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(12/19/2014) - Due to overwhelming demand, The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) have added a January 2, 2015 7:30pm performance of this year's Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT.


VIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Spoof Channels A CHRISTMAS CAROL for Charity with George ClooneyVIDEO: DOWNTON ABBEY Spoof Channels A CHRISTMAS CAROL for Charity with George Clooney
by TV News Desk

(12/19/2014) - DOWNTON ABBEY just unveiled a hilarious Christmas spoof to support ITV's 'Text Santa' fundraiser. Channeling the holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the cast goes on a 9-minute adventure, featuring DOWNTON newbie George Clooney. Clooney portrays 'George Oceans Gravity, Marquis of Hollywood' in this hilarious Christmas treat. Watch below!


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Jessica Chastain in Guillermo del Toro's CRIMSON PEAKPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Jessica Chastain in Guillermo del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK
by Movies News Desk

(12/19/2014) - Entertainment Weekly has a first look at Jessica Chastain in Guillermo del Toro's upcoming gothic horror film CRIMSON PEAK. Check it out below!


BWW Review: Winter Wonderful!! Live It Up Productions' ROCKIN' THE HOLIDAYS at The Desert Breezes Resort Is Holi-Dazzling!BWW Review: Winter Wonderful!! Live It Up Productions' ROCKIN' THE HOLIDAYS at The Desert Breezes Resort Is Holi-Dazzling!
by David Green (Costa Mesa)

(12/19/2014) - Move Over Radio City! Stand aside all you Las Vegas Production Shows!! Live It Up Productions' ROCKIN THE HOLIDAYS, playing now through December 28 at the JW Marriott Desert Breezes in Palm Desert, is the DEFINITIVE holiday extravaganza - and well worth the drive in from San Diego, Los Angeles and all points between. The multi-talented cast of twelve singers and dancers (many Broadway veterans) deliver one of the finest holiday production shows I have seen in two decades and, believe me, I have seen my share. It is technical perfection as well - truly a visual feast for the eyes.


Penobscot Theatre Company Adds Halyard Health Care to Training RosterPenobscot Theatre Company Adds Halyard Health Care to Training Roster
by BWW News Desk (Maine)

(12/19/2014) - Penobscot Theatre Company is extending its reach well beyond the Bangor region to deliver corporate training that is dramatically different and highly effective. This week, Director of Education Amy Roeder travelled to Roswell, Georgia, to lead a workshop for sustaining engineers at Halyard Health Care as part of a program on 'Disruptive Innovation.'


Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Chicago Shakespeare's SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETHPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Chicago Shakespeare's SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(12/19/2014) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition. This new adaptation by Director Kirsten Kelly, whose decade long history with CST includes being the co-founder and director of the nationally recognized CPS Shakespeare! program, makes for an outstanding introduction to Shakespeare for audiences of all ages. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars!


Photo Flash: First Look at Smuin Ballet's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED!Photo Flash: First Look at Smuin Ballet's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED!
by BWW News Desk (Dance - San Francisco)

(12/19/2014) - The Bay Area's hottest holiday ticket gets a 21st season kick when Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! makes its sassy return, a perfect gift for audience members of all ages. An ever-changing carousel of mischief and elegance, this enormously popular holiday celebration offers something for everyone, from ballet, tap, and swing to a wealth of other dances drawn from holiday traditions from around the world. This year The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! includes new choreography from Smuin's acclaimed Choreographer-in-Residence Amy Seiwert, as well as debut pieces from dancers Ben Needham-Wood, Nicole Haskins, and Weston Krukow. Scroll down for a first look at the performers in action!


Bob Marley's THREE LITTLE BIRDS Comes to MTC, 3/7-15Bob Marley's THREE LITTLE BIRDS Comes to MTC, 3/7-15
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(12/19/2014) - Bob Marley's Three Little Birds will be presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre as part of Marin Theatre Company's Theater Series for Young Audiences. Adapted by Michael J. Bobbitt; based on the story by Cedella Marley, with music by Bob Marley; additional music and lyrics by John L. Cornelius, II, the show will be directed by Michael Mohammed and runs March 7 - March 15, 2015.


TheatreWorks to Celebrate LEADING LADIES with Vienna Teng, 2/7TheatreWorks to Celebrate LEADING LADIES with Vienna Teng, 2/7
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(12/19/2014) - TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, celebrates the confluence of arts and innovation with TheatreWorks Leading Ladies, featuring inspirational talks from world-renown female leaders, a networking lunch, and performance by the talented pianist/singer/songwriter Vienna Teng.


Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen to Headline COUNTDOWN TO 2015 at Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 12/31Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen to Headline COUNTDOWN TO 2015 at Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 12/31
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)

(12/19/2014) - Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage is proud to announce the return of Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen for an evening of fun and holiday merriment as we ring in 2015.


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at BYUSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO at BYU
by Stage Tube (Salt Lake City)

(12/19/2014) - Click below to watch dress rehearsal footage of Brigham Young University's January 2015 production of Frank Wildhorn's THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO. Preston Yates, who plays Edmond Dantes/Count of Monte Cristo, sings a number from the production with Shae Robins, who plays Mercedes.


Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off 2015 with WAITING FOR GODOT, 1/14-2/7Cincinnati Shakespeare to Kick Off 2015 with WAITING FOR GODOT, 1/14-2/7
by BWW News Desk (Cincinnati)

(12/19/2014) - ?Cincinnati Shakespeare Company kicks off 2015 with this vaudevillian production of the classic "Waiting for Godot" by Samuel Beckett. This production is directed by Cincinnati Shakespeare's Producing Artistic Director, Brian Isaac Phillips and features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members Bruce Cromer, Jim Hopkins, Nicholas Rose and Brent Vimtrup, joined by young actor Jack Johnson.


Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'Shakespeare-in-the-Schools' to Stage MACBETH; Public Performance Set for 1/21Utah Shakespeare Festival's 'Shakespeare-in-the-Schools' to Stage MACBETH; Public Performance Set for 1/21
by BWW News Desk (Salt Lake City)

(12/19/2014) - The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production -- this year performing the classic tragedy, Macbeth.


Comedian Dan St. Paul Comes to the Hillbarn Theatre, 1/2-3Comedian Dan St. Paul Comes to the Hillbarn Theatre, 1/2-3
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - San Francisco)

(12/19/2014) - Dan Demers, Executive Artistic Director, announced today that critically-acclaimed comedian Dan St. Paul will bring his latest show, What's Funny After 50, to Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, for two nights -- Friday, January 2(8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 3 (8 p.m.).


Film Panel to Celebrate Farran Smith Nehme's MISSING REELS 1/7 at the StrandFilm Panel to Celebrate Farran Smith Nehme's MISSING REELS 1/7 at the Strand
by Movies News Desk (New York City)

(12/19/2014) - On January 7th from 7 to 8 p.m., Strand welcomes Farran Smith Nehme and a special panel of film experts to celebrate the release of her novel, Missing Reels. Joining Farran in conversation will be Vanity Fair's James Wolcott, film critic Matt Zoller Seitz, and Anne Helen Petersen, author of Scandals of Classic Hollywood.


Robert Sirota's TRIPTYCH, Plus Ravel and Wiprud Quartets Set for Concerts on the Slope, 2/12Robert Sirota's TRIPTYCH, Plus Ravel and Wiprud Quartets Set for Concerts on the Slope, 2/12
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)

(12/19/2014) - On Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8pm, Concerts on the Slope will present Composer-in-Residence Robert Sirota's Triptych at St. John's Episcopal Church in Park Slope (139 St. John's Place).


2015 California Roots Festival Announces Annual Pass Contest2015 California Roots Festival Announces Annual Pass Contest
by BWW News Desk (Music - San Francisco)

(12/19/2014) - The 6th annual California Roots Music and Arts Festival announces a new contest, "The Ultimate California Roots Annual Pass Contest," where one lucky winner will receive 1 general admission 3-day ticket to 2015's California Roots Music and Arts Festival in Monterey plus 1 general admission ticket to all of the California Roots Presents events for the entire year. The contest will close at midnight on Wednesday, December 31st.


Speak Your Truth to Present A NIGHT OF LAUGHTER and A NIGHT OF ART in Brooklyn, 1/2Speak Your Truth to Present A NIGHT OF LAUGHTER and A NIGHT OF ART in Brooklyn, 1/2
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)

(12/19/2014) - Speak Your Truth is proud to announce an evening of art with a taste of comedy. A Night of Laughter and A Night of Art is a group show featuring the art of Christina Thomas, Victoria Krikorian, Phoebe Foley and Josh Lucas. Performances by Liam McEneaney, Eric Vetter, Brian Einersen, Shye Sales, Blakeley, Ashley Prescott and special guests.


George Bernard Shaw's 'MISALLIANCE' to Run 1/28-2/22 at Walnut Street TheatreGeorge Bernard Shaw's 'MISALLIANCE' to Run 1/28-2/22 at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Philadelphia)

(12/19/2014) - George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance: 'A Cavalcade of Ideas Wrapped Around a Full Portion of Wit' will run January 28 through February 22, 2015 at Walnut Street Theatre's Studio 5.


The Treehouse Theater to Stage Live Read of Sony's THE INTERVIEW, 12/27The Treehouse Theater to Stage Live Read of Sony's THE INTERVIEW, 12/27
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(12/19/2014) - In reaction to Sony Pictures' cancelation of the Franco / Rogen comedy The Interview, The Treehouse Theater has scheduled an evening of comedy designed to infuriate Kim Jong Un.


Chicago Children's Theatre to Present Writers Theatre's 'THE MLK PROJECT', 1/24-2/6Chicago Children's Theatre to Present Writers Theatre's 'THE MLK PROJECT', 1/24-2/6
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(12/19/2014) - Chicago Children's Theatre presents Writers Theatre's The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights, January 24-February 6, 2015 as part of its new Later Stages series for kids ages 8 and up.


FLIGHT FACILITIES Comes to the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas This WinterFLIGHT FACILITIES Comes to the Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas This Winter
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)

(12/19/2014) - Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, recently named "Best Live Music Venue" by Las Vegas Weekly and "Best New Venue" by Vegas Seven, is thrilled to announce Flight Facilities live at Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas.


David Schwimmer Joins Ryan Murphy's 'AMERICAN CRIME STORY' on FXDavid Schwimmer Joins Ryan Murphy's 'AMERICAN CRIME STORY' on FX
by TV News Desk

(12/19/2014) - Award-winning actor and director David Schwimmer has signed on to star as Robert Kardashian in the FX miniseries American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.




 
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