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Andrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy AwardsAndrea Burns, Adam Kantor, Michael McElroy, Howard McGillin & More Named Coaches for 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS has announced the industry coaches for the ninth annual awards ceremony on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Ronald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & NobleRonald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

On July 12th, 6-7pm - International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador/performing artist Ronald Rand will be joined by legendary film star Brian Cox, stage and screen actress Nicole Ansari, one of America's greatest sculptors Carolyn D. Palmer, singer extraordinaire Julie Budd, Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes, Broadway and film director Michael Pressman, historian Louise Hirschfeld, and legendary portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler for an exciting panel discussion about creativity in film, theater, music and art at Barnes & Noble-Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, NYC. (more...)

Ben Vereen is STEPPIN' OUT at Broadway Theatre of PitmanBen Vereen is STEPPIN' OUT at Broadway Theatre of Pitman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Ben Vereen is bringing his one man show, Steppin' Out with Ben Vereen, to the Broadway Theatre of Pitman. Ben's show is a unique blend of artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra, and a very special tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. Featuring songs such as 'Defying Gravity,' 'Mr. Bojangles,' 'For Good' from Wicked and 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries.' Currently, Ben Vereen stars as Porter in the American crime drama series, Sneaky Pete on Amazon. (more...)

2017 Jimmy Award Nominees Announced; Ben Platt to Host Ceremony This Month at the Minskoff!2017 Jimmy Award Nominees Announced; Ben Platt to Host Ceremony This Month at the Minskoff!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

THE JIMMY AWARDS have announced that 74 high school students from across America will compete for the award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress as well as other honors and scholarships at the ninth annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Best Musical Nominees COME FROM AWAY and GREAT COMET Celebrate Tony Night!Photo Coverage: Best Musical Nominees COME FROM AWAY and GREAT COMET Celebrate Tony Night!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 12, 2017

Once the seats of Radio City Music Hall emptied, Broadway's best spread out across the city to celebrate the epic night with their companies. BroadwayWorld was in the action with Best Musical nominees Come from Away and Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 5Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 5
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2017

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the first batch of arrivals below, including Kevin Spacey, Glenn Close, Cobie Smulders, Tina Fey, Kate Baldwin, Rachel Bay Jones, and more! (more...)

Elliot Martin, Broadway Producer of Shows Starring Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Al Pacino and More, Dies at 93Elliot Martin, Broadway Producer of Shows Starring Ingrid Bergman, Rex Harrison, Al Pacino and More, Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Elliot Martin, renowned Broadway producer and Tony Award winner passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 21st, in Connecticut, surrounded by his family. He was 93. (more...)

What to Watch in San Diego This Holiday WeekendWhat to Watch in San Diego This Holiday Weekend
by E.H. Reiter - May 26, 2017

Support aspiring theatre kids going to New York or go see one of many newly opened shows around town - San Diego has many theatre options for you this Memorial Day weekend! (more...)

Watch Award-Winning Shows on BroadwayHD and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice AwardsWatch Award-Winning Shows on BroadwayHD and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2017

As the Tony Awards approach, and New York's other prestigious awards are being handed out, what better time to dive into some of Broadway's best productions ever captured on film. In BroadwayHD's vast library, they have countless award-winning productions ready to stream.  We have pulled together some of our favorites below. Check them out and don't forget to vote in the 15th Annual Theater Fans' Choice Awards. After you have voted for your favorite shows, designs, and performances of the season, you will receive a code for one free month of BroadwayHD as a thank you.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 24th, 2017 - CONCERT FOR AMERICA Hits the West Coast and More!BWW Morning Brief May 24th, 2017 - CONCERT FOR AMERICA Hits the West Coast and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Chita Rivera, Rachel Bloom, Wayne Brady and more take part in 'CONCERT FOR AMERICA' on the West Coast! (more...)

Street Theatre Company to Present PIPPINStreet Theatre Company to Present PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Following on the heels of the hilarious LUCKY STIFF and the poignant  JOHN & JEN, Street Theatre Company presents PIPPIN. This venerable musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson opened on Broadway in 1972 under the brilliant direction of Bob Fosse and went on to receive 5 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk awards the following year. A fully reimagined Broadway revival in 2013 won the show 4 more Tonys, 4 more Drama Desks, plus a slew of other awards. (more...)

Stars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To LiveStars Come Out for Celebration of New Book CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On Friday, June 9th, 2017, 5-7pm — a Special Book Event for “CREATE! How Extraordinary People Live To Create and Create To Live” — a new book by best-selling author, Ronald Rand — will be held at The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40 Street in New York City.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 23, 2017
by - May 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2017BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2017
by - May 21, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/20/2017
by - May 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/20/2017. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/19 - THE STEP CREW and More!BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/19 - THE STEP CREW and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 5/19 - THE STEP CREW and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/19 - MAMMA MIA at the Bowl and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/19 - MAMMA MIA at the Bowl and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 5/19 - MAMMA MIA at the Bowl and More! (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and MorePhoto Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella, who returned to the Birdland stage with the fourteenth episode of his talk show, "Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' (more...)

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