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Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Ethan SlaterInside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Ethan Slater
by Misha Davenport - May 26, 2016

Broadway World Chicago goes for a deep dive all the way to Bikini Bottom all this week with our coverage of the new show THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Today, we chat with the show's resident Sponge, Ethan Slater. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This SpringNew York Philharmonic to Accompany CITY LIGHTS and FANTASIA Screenings This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present two programs of film music in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's CITY LIGHTS, May 19, 2016 - with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance - and Disney's FANTASIA, May 20-21, 2016 - in which selections from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary. (more...)

PBS KIDS Announces Premiere Date for New Animated Series SPLASH AND BUBBLESPBS KIDS Announces Premiere Date for New Animated Series SPLASH AND BUBBLES
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Today at its annual meeting with PBS member stations from across the country, PBS KIDS announced the premiere date of its newest show: SPLASH AND BUBBLES from The Jim Henson Company (more...)

TINTYPES to Open Next Week at Actors' Summit TheaterTINTYPES to Open Next Week at Actors' Summit Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Actors' Summit Akron's Professional theater is pleased to announce the opening of the TINTYPES. The show will have a preview performance on Thursday May 19th, at 8:00 PM. The opening night show is scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2016, also at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

Velveteen Rabbit & Table 8 Team Up for THE CAT'S MEOWVelveteen Rabbit & Table 8 Team Up for THE CAT'S MEOW
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

In November 1924, a mysterious Hollywood death occurred aboard media mogul William Randolph Hearst's yacht. Included among the famous guests that weekend were Charlie Chaplin; Hearst's mistress, starlet Marion Davies; the studio system creator, producer Thomas Ince; and feared gossip columnist, Louella Parsons... (more...)

Sonic Shapeshifter Janet Robbins Releases New Solo Piano Album 'I Hear Crow'Sonic Shapeshifter Janet Robbins Releases New Solo Piano Album 'I Hear Crow'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Weaving compositions of magic, mysticism and beauty on solo piano, Janet Robbins has released her sixth album “I Hear Crow”. (more...)

Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership Set for New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship ProgramShanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership Set for New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership continues this summer when students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy travel to New York City to participate in the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program as the first international Zarin Mehta Fellows, June 11-17, 2016, and the New York Philharmonic travels to Shanghai for its second annual performance residency, July 2-8, 2016. (more...)

NY Phil Announces Spring Film ProgramsNY Phil Announces Spring Film Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The New York Philharmonic will present three film music programs in May 2016: a complete screening of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights, May 19, 2016, with the Orchestra performing Chaplin's score live, conducted by Timothy Brock, who restored the score for live performance; Disney Fantasia Live in Concert, May 20-21, 2016, in honor of Fantasia's 75th anniversary, in which scenes from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 will be screened as the Orchestra performs the music live, led by Assistant Conductor Joshua Gersen; and the Spring Gala, A John Williams Celebration, May 24, 2016, with the Orchestra performing music from the Oscar-winning film composer's iconic scores, led by David Newman, along with clips from select films. (more...)

ESPN Announces Debut of 1927: THE DIARY OF MYLES THOMASESPN Announces Debut of 1927: THE DIARY OF MYLES THOMAS
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

ESPN announced today the debut of 1927: The Diary of Myles Thomas, an ambitious, season-long, real-time historical fiction project, examining America at the peak of the Jazz Age and the Roaring 20's through the fictionalized diary of one player on the 1927 New York Yankees. (more...)

VIDEO: Amy Schumer Pitches 'Betsy Ross' Hip Hopera Idea to HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel MirandaVIDEO: Amy Schumer Pitches 'Betsy Ross' Hip Hopera Idea to HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Below, watch Amy pitch an idea for her own HAMILTON-style hip hopera to Lin-Manuel Miranda! (more...)

The Granada Flags Fly High on State StreetThe Granada Flags Fly High on State Street
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

This month, the Granada Theatre is excited to partner with the Downtown Organization and proudly display its beautiful flags as part of the State Street Flag Program. From April 6 to April 13, locals and visitors alike can stroll State and look up to see the Granada's dramatic gold and black flags, marked with that iconic red Granada "G", fluttering in the Santa Barbara sunshine. (more...)

NY Public Library's Technical Assistant Steve Massa on Broadway's First 'Kiss'NY Public Library's Technical Assistant Steve Massa on Broadway's First 'Kiss'
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Mar 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Steve Massa, Library Technical Asst. III? of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: Broadway's First “Kiss” (more...)

Abby Books Launches Movie Poster Books WebstoreAbby Books Launches Movie Poster Books Webstore
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Abby Books, publisher of more than 40 movie poster books starring Hollywood's legendary and iconic film stars, has opened an exclusive webstore to market its unique product line. Founded in 2014, Abby Books' popular full-color movie poster books feature such stars as Julie Andrews, Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Charlie Chaplin, Sean Connery, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Kirk Douglas, Harrison Ford, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, William Holden, Rock Hudson, Veronica Lake, Laurel & Hardy, Jerry Lewis, Marx Brothers, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Sidney Poitier, Elvis Presley, Randolph Scott, James Stewart, Elizabeth Taylor, Shirley Temple and John Wayne. The Indiana-based publisher also offers movie poster books on the films of famous private detectives, Sherlock Holmes and Charlie Chan, and great silent film western stars, as well as on such genres as silent films, sound westerns of 1930-1935, and film noir of the early 1940s. Each book is printed on 8 x 10 white paper. Page lengths and quantity of movie posters included vary by book. Authors of most of the series of books are Greg and Jake Lenburg. Greg Lenburg is best known for the best-selling book, The Three Stooges Scrapbook-Updated Edition. He is also Abby Books' founder. Jake Lenburg is author of the Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book, Charlie Chaplin Movie Poster Book, Great Silent Comedians Poster Art Book and Great Silent Comedians Movie Poster Book - Revised Edition. Abby Books new webstore is at www.classicmovieposterbooks.com. (more...)

Latitude Festival Sets 2016 Comedy LineupLatitude Festival Sets 2016 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Now in its 11th year, Latitude Festival once again sets the bar high for summer festivals with the largest comedy line up in the UK, offering festival goers an unrivalled opportunity to see some of the biggest names in the industry, all over the same weekend. (more...)

Dinner & Show: THE CULVER HOTELDinner & Show: THE CULVER HOTEL
by Gil Kaan - Mar 20, 2016

Within a  ten-minute walk from The Ivy Substation, home base of The Actors' Gang (www.theactorsgang.com), theatre goers can dine at The Culver Hotel in the company of the ghosts of movie legends who frequented this Historical National Landmark (Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Buster Keaton; to drop a few names.) (more...)

Historic Regent Theatre Announces Centennial GalaHistoric Regent Theatre Announces Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

? In 1916, Woodrow Wilson was President and Europe was in the thick of World War I.  The State of Montana elected the first woman representative in Congress and the U.S. National Park Service was created by an act of Congress.  Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mae Marsh were some of the entertainment stars of the day, appearing on marquees across the country.  In the midst of the silent film era, the Regent Theatre first opened its doors on April 24, 1916. A state of the art theater at the time, it was said "There is no city or town that can boast of a more beautiful motion picture theatre."  (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winning Star KRISTIN CHENOWETH Returns to OC's Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: Tony Winning Star KRISTIN CHENOWETH Returns to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 15, 2016

Orange County was once again gifted a compact, intermission-free version of Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth's 'Coming Home' concert on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts (she performed a version of this concert last year at the Walt Disney Concert Hall). As expected, the spunky and sassy Tony Award Winner---joined on stage by musical director/accompanist Mary-Mitchell Campbell and an excellent four-piece jazz ensemble---wowed the adoring crowd throughout the show with her Southern-fried tales of growing up as a Christian daddy's girl in Oklahoma, who would later rise to meteoric marquee heights on the Broadway stage thanks to her incredible set of vocal pipes and unmissable acting chops. Along the way, she sings a wonderful mix of hilarious ditties, familiar showtunes, and some emotionally-stirring ballads that prove why she's a stunningly good performer. (more...)

Leslie Zemeckis Brings Old Hollywood Back for BOOBS, BOOKS & BURLESQUELeslie Zemeckis Brings Old Hollywood Back for BOOBS, BOOKS & BURLESQUE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2016

It was standing room only Tuesday night as hundreds gathered at The Culver Hotel to meet author and filmmaker Leslie Zemeckis for a unique evening of book signing and burlesque. Zemeckis stunned in a silhouette Christopher Kane dress and custom-made KOKIN headpiece as she signed copies of her latest book, "Goddess of Love Incarnate: The Life of Stripteuse Lili St. Cyr," a biography of history's most celebrated burlesque artist. (more...)

Kent Tritle to Lead World Premiere of Organ Transcription of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, 4/7Kent Tritle to Lead World Premiere of Organ Transcription of Mahler's Symphony No. 8, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

?The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Manhattan School of Music and Oratorio Society of New York, presents the world premiere of a transcription for organ, vocal soloists, and choruses, of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8, on Thursday, April 7th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. This event follows the two performances of the symphony in its original orchestration at the Cathedral on February 24th and 25th. (more...)

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