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BIG NIGHT, SPAMILTON and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatreBIG NIGHT, SPAMILTON and More Slated for 2017-18 at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie has set the 2017-2018 season at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lynda Carter Brings 'The Other Side Of Trouble' to Jazz at Lincoln CenterPhoto Coverage: Lynda Carter Brings 'The Other Side Of Trouble' to Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 23, 2017

Lynda Carter spun 90 minutes of great music with her band on the Appel Room's stage with the backdrop of New York behind her last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The only trouble with her show is that it only plays for two nights. (more...)

Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, and Nigel Havers Return to the London Palladium in DICK WHITTINGTONJulian Clary, Paul Zerdin, and Nigel Havers Return to the London Palladium in DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Initial casting is announced today (20 April 2017) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington.  Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel.  Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.  (more...)

Summer Season 2017 Announced at Spencer Theater for the Performing ArtsSummer Season 2017 Announced at Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Few gifts in the history of New Mexico can measure up to that of the Spencer Theater, a year-round performing arts center built in 1997 by the late Jackie Spencer - an energetic woman with big dreams and altruistic ideas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Jeremy Benton and More Sing for Springtime at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: Lorna Luft, Jeremy Benton and More Sing for Springtime at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Last night at Feinstein's/54 Below, Lorna Luft returned with her new show, a tribute to the springtime, packed with popular selections from the all-American songbook and more! (more...)

Professional Dancers Society to Honor Carol Channing at 2017 Gypsy AwardsProfessional Dancers Society to Honor Carol Channing at 2017 Gypsy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Legendary performer Carol Channing has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. (more...)

David Blaine to Take His Magic On The Road in First-Ever North American TourDavid Blaine to Take His Magic On The Road in First-Ever North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Having revolutionized modern magic and mesmerized audiences unlike any performer in history, magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine will embark on his first-ever North American tour, announced today.  (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More! (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Mark Nizer 4DThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Mark Nizer 4D
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Juggler and comedian Mark Nizer brings his family-friendly unique comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music, and technology to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 23. (more...)

The Las Vegas Premier of I AM BATTLE COMIC Showcases The Importance On Bringing Comedy To the Front Lines.The Las Vegas Premier of I AM BATTLE COMIC Showcases The Importance On Bringing Comedy To the Front Lines.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

I AM BATTLE COMIC, a thought-provoking documentary about stand-up comedians entertaining our troops in the Middle East, will have it's Las Vegas Premiere at a special red carpet benefit event on May 31st, 2017, 9:30PM -11:30PM at The AMC Town Square 18. The event is sponsored in part by Battle Comics. (more...)

BWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92YBWW Review: Harvey Granat Spotlights Jimmy Van Heusen to an Enthusiastic Audience in His Latest SONGS AND STORIES at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Mar 18, 2017

Though all of Harvey Granat's midday events are illuminating and entertaining, his most recent SONGS AND STORIES on March 16 at 92Y could've easily continued at least another half hour buoyed by audience enthusiasm. The event's special guests, author/producer/journalist Will Friedwald (who has his own 92Y series), and President of Jimmy Van Heusen's catalog, his great nephew, Brook Babcock, were both knowledgeable, engaging raconteurs. It was also a great pleasure to watch the two men join infectiously enjoying the afternoon. (more...)

Don Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show Held Over For Extended Run In San Antonio TexasDon Barnhart Comedy Hypnosis Show Held Over For Extended Run In San Antonio Texas
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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 A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes
by David Green - Mar 16, 2017

The Desert Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Gary Berkson, is celebrating its 28th Anniversary with a Gala and Concert starring the incomparable LeAnn Rimes. The event will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm at The McCallum Theatre. In addition, the Desert Symphony will be honoring Ruta Lee, whose career has included both stage and screen, with the Amadeus Award for her philanthropy and dedication to the Performing Arts. She is the first woman to receive this prestigious award and joins the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, John Tesh, Jack Jones, Ted Giatas, and last year's recipient Harold Matzner. (more...)

Don Barnhart Brings Comedy Hypnosis Show Back To Loonees In Colorado SpringsDon Barnhart Brings Comedy Hypnosis Show Back To Loonees In Colorado Springs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart to Bring Hilarity to Texas This SpringComedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart to Bring Hilarity to Texas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Taking time off from his own show in Las Vegas, Don Barnhart will bring his hysterically funny comedy hypnosis show to Hyena's Comedy Club before heading out on a month long tour to entertain the troops overseas. (more...)

Michelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy CenterMichelle Dorrance, Bill Irwin, Chris Jackson, Tiler Peck and More Set for DEMO: SONG & DANCE at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After paying tribute to artistic inspirations during Fall 2016's DEMO, Damian Woetzel continues to unite artists from across fields around a common theme in performance on April 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. This installment of the multi-genre series brings together acclaimed artists for a special one-night performance to celebrate the combination of song and dance. (more...)

Title Sponsors Announced for PPAC Gala: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTALTitle Sponsors Announced for PPAC Gala: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce that Marcum LLP, The Providence Journal, and Taco/The White Family Foundation are the proud title sponsors for the PPAC Gala: SPEND THE NIGHT WITH BILLY CRYSTAL, SPECIAL GUEST BONNIE HUNT. Mr. Crystal will appear with Ms. Hunt at PPAC on Thursday, March 23at 7:30P. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present REMEMBERING THE 40'S This AprilReagle Music Theatre to Present REMEMBERING THE 40'S This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present Remembering the 40's, a musical tribute to the men and women of the war generation, for three performances only April 22-23, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

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