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BWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARDBWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2017

Deborah Cox, the Grammy Award-nominated R&B and pop music star now headlining the national tour of The Bodyguard - the stage musical based upon the 1992 film - proves herself to be every inch the star. From the very first moment she appears onstage, clad in Tim Hatley's eye-popping costume as 'Queen of the Night,' Cox carries with her that unmistakable, but hard to define, quality that sets her apart from mere mortals. (more...)

Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6Central City Opera Announces 2017 Summer Festival, 7/8-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Central City Opera's 2017 Summer Festival, which runs from July 8 through August 6, features Bizet's Carmen and Mozart's Così fan tutte performed in repertory in the historic Central City Opera House, and three one-act operas with limited runs—Britten's The Burning Fiery Furnace, Douglas Moore's Gallantry, and Amy Beach's Cabildo—performed in smaller venues located around the town of Central City. Complementing these five widely different operas are pre-performance lectures and talkbacks, staged opera scenes, elegant opening night dinners, and post-performance socials, which make for a full and enriching experience of entertainment and culture in one of Colorado's most historic mountain settings.   (more...)

Charlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead SOUND OF MUSIC at the OrpheumCharlotte Maltby and Nicholas Rodriguez to Lead SOUND OF MUSIC at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will come to Memphis April 18-23, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre as part of a North American tour. (more...)

On The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARDOn The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

After some 2,200 performances as the legendary Bob Crewe in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys, Jonathan Hadley is more than happy - maybe even contented - to update his resume with the words "journeyman actor," as he adds the role of Sy Spector in The Bodyguard to the list of roles for which he is justifiably well-known. (more...)

President Trump Says 'Absolutely Not' to Attending COME FROM AWAY on BroadwayPresident Trump Says 'Absolutely Not' to Attending COME FROM AWAY on Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2017

Would he jet to New York at the invitation of Canada's progressive hero, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to attend a Broadway performance of "Come From Away," a musical that showcases the generosity of foreigners? "Absolutely not," the president said. (more...)

History Announces Over 100 Hours of Original Documentary Limited Series & SpecialsHistory Announces Over 100 Hours of Original Documentary Limited Series & Specials
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Fortifying its position as the leading brand for factual entertainment, HISTORY(R) has greenlit more than 100 hours of original, premium documentary limited series and specials to premiere in 2017 (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

American Repertory Theater of WNY Continues Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS Through 4/1American Repertory Theater of WNY Continues Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS Through 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Get your technicolored lederhosen ready for an evening to laugh away those red, white and blues! Continuing toApril 1st is Steve Martin's hilarious THE UNDERPANTS. Directed by Artie Award winning director Jeffrey Coyle (FLOYD COLLINS & BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON), this tale of bloomers, royalty, sausage and German foreplay is guaranteed to make you laugh loudly, try to repressed a laugh that come out as a rambunctious snort, or giggle like a like schoolgirl. Tickets are $20 GA, $15 Students & Military Veterans. Thursday features a $10 GA ticket price throughout the run. (more...)

High School Drama: Hillsboro High's THOMAS WAGNERHigh School Drama: Hillsboro High's THOMAS WAGNER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 9, 2017

Thomas Wagner stars in the iconic role of Nathan Detroit in the show that runs this weekend and he managed to squeeze some time into his hectic schedule to answer our queries and become the newest subject of this week's High School Drama. (more...)

Artists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School StudentsArtists Rep & Isinglass Partner to Host Summer Theatre Leadership Academy for High School Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre is partnering with local arts advocacy non-profit Isinglass to offer Egg, the organization's three year-old summer theatre leadership academy. Egg is an intensive seven-week program that teaches high school students the art and business of producing their own theatrical production. This summer 2017 program concludes with a week-long planning session for students to develop theatre and arts advocacy projects which they implement in their own schools during the following school year. (more...)

Pushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Premiere StagesPushcart Players presents PETER AND THE WOLF at Premiere Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at various locations this month throughout New Jersey as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's 20th Annual Stages Festival. Every March, The Stages Festival offers free and discounted performances, workshops, play readings, and behind-the-scenes events for all ages. Events are presented by professional Equity theatres; some take place at their theatres, and some take place in libraries, community centers, performing arts houses, senior centers and more. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

President and Executive Producer Wally Jones is thrilled to announce the 2017-2018 Broadway Season at Casa Mañana Theatre. (more...)

Special Guest Stars Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly will sing in AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at RockwellSpecial Guest Stars Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly will sing in AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly join the cast of An Evening of Classic Broadway at L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, on Monday, March 20th at 8PM. The critically-acclaimed concert series from Fraser Entertainment Group showcases a new line-up with each show. Headlined by Master of Ceremonies/Music Director Brad Ellis, of Glee and Forbidden Broadway fame, and featuring cabaret artist Dianne Fraser (Part Time Diva), broadwayworld.com calls the show, "… guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment… Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board." (more...)

A BRONX TALE Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring; Pre-Order Now!A BRONX TALE Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring; Pre-Order Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records, beginning March 24, 2017. (more...)

Kygo Joins Wynn Nightlife With First-Ever Exclusive Two-Year ResidencyKygo Joins Wynn Nightlife With First-Ever Exclusive Two-Year Residency
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Wynn Nightlife announces an exclusive two-year residency with famed Norwegian musician and producer, Kygo, who begins his first-ever residency at the kick-off of NightSwim, the resort's nighttime pool party season, on April 30th at XS Nightclub. With the launch of NightSwim, Wynn Las Vegas becomes the only destination on the Las Vegas Strip giving club goers nighttime pool parties Friday through Sunday, offered at XS and Surrender nightclubs, and Encore Beach Club, through mid-October.  (more...)

THE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 SeasonTHE ORIGINALIST, SOVEREIGNTY, THE GREAT SOCIETY and More on Tap for Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie announce the 2017/18 season lineup for the company's 68th season. The season reflects Arena Stage's commitment to championing diverse voices and producing work that is politically and socially-relevant. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Friday for BEAUTIFUL in NashvilleTickets Go On Sale Friday for BEAUTIFUL in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 1, 2017

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Nashville debut of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter Carole King, that makes its Music City debut with a one-week engagement at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall May 23-28. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Welcome New 'Georg von Trapp' on Tour in HersheyTHE SOUND OF MUSIC to Welcome New 'Georg von Trapp' on Tour in Hershey
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, announces Nicholas Rodriguez as Captain Georg von Trapp, beginning March 21 in Hershey, PA. (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This WeekendBroadway's COME FROM AWAY Cast, Creatives Set for Guggenheim Preview This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with Canadian writing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, and Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley on the creative process behind the new musical Come From Away, which will open on Broadway on March 12. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public TheaterDavid Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

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