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NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp TheaterNUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlHere They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlJANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, Teen Choice nominee, Imagen Award winner and Broadway actor Jaime Camil, of CW's Jane the Virgin, has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, the 2001 international phenomenon which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl. Camil will play the role of Sam Carmichael. (more...)

Adam Shankman to Direct Kate Beckinsale In THE CHOCOLATE MONEYAdam Shankman to Direct Kate Beckinsale In THE CHOCOLATE MONEY
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Adam Shankman will helm a big screen adaptation of Ashley Prentice Norton's popular novel THE CHOCOLATE MONEY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Van Jones Talk Netflix's 13TH on MLK WeekendPhoto Flash: Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Van Jones Talk Netflix's 13TH on MLK Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Sunday night of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant (ret.) hosted a reception and special conversation on behalf of Netflix's original documentary 13TH at their home in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

From DEAR EVAN HANSEN to INTO THE WOODS... Sing Along with the Talented Cast of PITCH PERFECT!From DEAR EVAN HANSEN to INTO THE WOODS... Sing Along with the Talented Cast of PITCH PERFECT!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 26, 2016

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt is not the only musical theater star to be featured in THE PITCH PERFECT franchise. Below, BWW takes a look at the musical careers of other talented cast members from the film! (more...)

BWW Interview - Special 'Tracy Trifecta' Series: Nikki Blonsky Shares Fond HAIRSPRAY MemoriesBWW Interview - Special 'Tracy Trifecta' Series: Nikki Blonsky Shares Fond HAIRSPRAY Memories
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 20, 2016

Today, Blonsky shares her fondest memories from the film, including meeting John Travolta for the very first time, and explains why she believes the message of Hairspray is one that still resonates today. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces The World Premiere of WORKING IN PROCESS/ NEW BODIESWorks & Process at the Guggenheim announces The World Premiere of WORKING IN PROCESS/ NEW BODIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3pm and 7:30pm and Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Working in Process/ New Bodies, the culmination and World Premiere of choreographer Jodi Melnick's Works & Process residency with dancers Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, and Gretchen Smith at the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Melnick's work weaves dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with Claudia La Rocco, with live music for harpsichord by composer Gyorgy Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and newly commissioned music by Robert Boston. (more...)

Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Dax Shepard, Shay Mitchell and More Will Present at Outfest's Legacy AwardsJeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Dax Shepard, Shay Mitchell and More Will Present at Outfest's Legacy Awards
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Outfest, the non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced today that Jeffrey Tambor ('Transparent'), Amy Landecker ('Transparent'), Dax Shepard ('Parenthood'), Shay Mitchell ('Pretty Little Liars'), Teri Polo ('The Fosters') and Sherri Saum ('The Fosters') will be presenting Legacy Awards to Jill Soloway, Sean Hayes and Freeform, respectively. Singer Samuel Larsen ('Glee') is set to perform. (more...)

17 AGAIN Musical Based on Zac Efron Film Gets Fall Lab in NYC17 AGAIN Musical Based on Zac Efron Film Gets Fall Lab in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

According to an Equity casting notice, the new musical 17 AGAIN, based on the 2009 film starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry, will be holding a developmental lab from November 4 - 17 at NYC's Pearl Studios. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016
by - Oct 11, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/7/2016 - KINGDOM COME, STUFFED and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!Broadway AM Report, 10/7/2016 - KINGDOM COME, STUFFED and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 2016

This weekend's big news: Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME brings online dating to the stage tonight, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED premieres this evening Off-Broadway, and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES begins on Broadway this Saturday! (more...)

Adam Shankman to Helm Disney's ENCHANTED Sequel; Amy Adams to ReturnAdam Shankman to Helm Disney's ENCHANTED Sequel; Amy Adams to Return
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 6, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter reports exclusively that HAIRSPRAY and ROCK OF AGES helmer Adam Shankman will take on directing duties for DISENCHANTED, a planned sequel to Disney's 2007 hit film ENCHANTED. (more...)

Sean Hayes to Receive Trailblazer Award at Outfest Legacy AwardsSean Hayes to Receive Trailblazer Award at Outfest Legacy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced today that it will honor Emmy Award-winning actor and producer Sean Hayes ('Will and Grace') in addition to previously announced honorees Jill Soloway and Freeform at the 2016 Legacy Awards. (more...)

Jill Soloway And Freeform To Receive Outfest Legacy AwardsJill Soloway And Freeform To Receive Outfest Legacy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Outfest, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced today that it will honor Golden Globe and two-time Emmy Award-winning writer-director Jill Soloway ("Transparent," Afternoon Delight) and Freeform, the Disney|ABC Television Group network, at the 2016 Legacy Awards on Sunday, October 23rd. (more...)

Stars Celebrate the Dizzy Feet Foundation's 6th Annual CELEBRATION OF DANCE GalaStars Celebrate the Dizzy Feet Foundation's 6th Annual CELEBRATION OF DANCE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF) presented the sixth annual 'Celebration of Dance' Gala at The Novo last night in Los Angeles. Julianne Hough, Derek Hough, Maddie Ziegler, Paula Abdul, Joely Fisher, Elizabeth Berkely, Mitzi Gaynor, Sir Matthew Bourne, Allison Holker, Piper Perabo and Kevin Zegers were among the celebrities that came to support DFF, a non-profit organization founded by Nigel Lythgoe (American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance)and director Adam Shankman(Hairspray, Rock of Ages), whose mission is to sponsor, fund and/or support access to and the quality of dance education programs that expose children in low-income areas to the lifelong benefits of dance education in the United States. (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2016

The LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line opening July 29 -31 for three performances has been in full tilt rehearsals since last week and BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling was there to talk to the stars and get a sneak peek at what audiences can expect on the legendary Hollywood Bowl's massive stage. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF PanelsTim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN's Garry Marshall Dies at Age 81PRETTY WOMAN's Garry Marshall Dies at Age 81
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

arry Marshall, best known for creating such iconic 1970s' TV shows as 'Happy Days,' 'The Odd Couple,' 'Laverne and Shirley' and 'Mork and Mindy' and for directing such classic films as Pretty Woman' and 'The Princess Diaries,' passed away on Tuesday (more...)

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