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New Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 SeasonNew Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

New York City Opera's 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of its Ķpera en Espaņol series. City Opera will also offer two New York City Opera Concerts in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and a chamber opera series at locations to be announced. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Words Fail First-Time Nominee Ben Platt of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!Tony Awards Close-Up: Words Fail First-Time Nominee Ben Platt of DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2017

Dear Ben Platt,  Today is going to be a good day, and here's why. Today, you're a Tony nominee! Self-professed theatre geek Ben Platt is living the dream as a first time Tony nominee for is performance as the title character in Dear Evan Hansen. Watch below as he explains why the troubled teen and his story means so much to him. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley TheatreHeidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Roles in FREAKY FRIDAY at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Alley Theatre announces the cast and creative team of its 2016-2017 season finale production - Disney's new musical Freaky Friday. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Personal Connection to DEAR EVAN HANSEN CharacterVIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Personal Connection to DEAR EVAN HANSEN Character
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017

DEAR EVAN HANSEN star Ben Platt stopped by today's 'Live with Kelly and Ryan' to discuss the Tony-nominated musical. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces LineupSan Francisco International Arts Festival Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

SFIAF 2017 has announced its performance listings. The full Festival lineup with project descriptions is as follows (projects listed chronologically by discipline: dance, music, theatre/ performance art). An online calendar is available here. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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VIDEO: First Look - Spike TV Airs Documentary I AM HEATH LEDGER, 5/17VIDEO: First Look - Spike TV Airs Documentary I AM HEATH LEDGER, 5/17
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

I AM HEATH LEDGER The 90-minute documentary premieres on Spike on Wednesday, May 17 at 10:00pm ET/PT, following its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 LineupSan Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

In the Dark Times will there also be Singing? The San Francisco International Arts Festival takes Bertolt Brecht's rhetorical question as its theme for 2017 (and beyond) and forms the bedrock of a commitment to develop an artistic platform that addresses the dangerous domestic and foreign policy political abyss currently confronting the United States of America. (more...)

Soundtrack For New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Starring Morgan Freeman, Out TodaySoundtrack For New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Starring Morgan Freeman, Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

WaterTower Music today announced the March 31 release date of the soundtrack to GOING IN STYLE, the new comedy that teams up Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), and is in theatres nationwide April 7. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved ClassicThe New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony AwardŽ and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Janeane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston to Star in MARVIN'S ROOM at Roundabout Theatre CompanyJaneane Garofalo, Lili Taylor, and Celia Weston to Star in MARVIN'S ROOM at Roundabout Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces the stars of the Broadway premiere of Marvin's Room, by Scott McPherson, directed by Obie Award-winning director, Anne Kauffman (Detroit) making her Broadway debut. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Tribeca TV 2017 LineupTribeca Film Festival Announces Tribeca TV 2017 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the lineup for the second annual television festival, Tribeca TV, featuring a mix of world premieres of some of the most talked-about new series/ (more...)

Photo Flash: T Schreiber Studio/Theatre Presents the Second Full Length Play of their 48th Season LOOSE ENDSPhoto Flash: T Schreiber Studio/Theatre Presents the Second Full Length Play of their 48th Season LOOSE ENDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Michael Weller's comedy Loose Ends, opened on March 15th at T. Schreiber Studio (TSS). The play runs through April 15th at the award-winning T. Schreiber Studio located at 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor (between 6th & 7th Ave.), New York. (more...)

Legendary Composer Danny Elfman to receive Max Steiner Award in ViennaLegendary Composer Danny Elfman to receive Max Steiner Award in Vienna
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

 Vienna is without a doubt the music capital of the world. More famous composers have lived here than in any other city - in Vienna, music is literally in the air. It's no surprise that therefore it's the Austrian born composer Max Steiner ("Gone with the Wind", "Casablanca"), who is one of the fathers of film music as we know it today. (more...)

Early Bird Ticket Now On Sale for San Francisco International Arts FestivalEarly Bird Ticket Now On Sale for San Francisco International Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

San Francisco International Arts Festival is pleased to announce that a limited number of Early Bird Tickets starting at the incredible price of $12.50 will go on-sale for the 2017 Festival at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture at 8:00am on Wednesday March 1 until 11:59pm on March 31.  (more...)

BWW Profile: Oscar-Nominated Michelle Williams Of MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Makes Her Mark in Independent FilmBWW Profile: Oscar-Nominated Michelle Williams Of MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Makes Her Mark in Independent Film
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 25, 2017

From BAYWATCH to BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and beyond, actress Michelle Williams is making her mark in film. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for a role with relatively little screen-time in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. As Randi Chandler, wife of protagonist Lee Chandler - played by Casey Affleck - she was able to make a strong impression displaying the couple's complex relationship with just a handful of scenes. (more...)

Michael Weller's LOOSE ENDS to Play T. Schreiber Studio This SpringMichael Weller's LOOSE ENDS to Play T. Schreiber Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Award-winning T. Schreiber Studio (TSS) returns with their second full length play of their 2016-2017 season with Michael Weller's Loose Ends. (more...)

Disney Hones In on Director for Live-Action Adaptation of MULANDisney Hones In on Director for Live-Action Adaptation of MULAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Niki Caro is currently in discussions to helm Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of their animated classic MULAN. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

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