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Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

BalletCollective's 2015 Season to Feature World Premieres, Vail Intl FestivalBalletCollective's 2015 Season to Feature World Premieres, Vail Intl Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

BalletCollective's 2015 season will include its first performance at the Vail International Dance Festival, a residency at the Millbrook School, a residency at the Palm Theater in Telluride, and performances in New York City that will feature two world premiere ballets that showcase the company's commitment to artistic collaboration, today announced company director Troy Schumacher. (more...)

HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent AwardsHAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Receive 2015 Derwent Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2015 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Phillipa Soo (Hamilton) and Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You).  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Christopher Walken Stars in WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAINVIDEO: First Look - Christopher Walken Stars in WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter has shared an exclusive clip of WHEN I LIVE MY LIFE OVER AGAIN, starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 15, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Lyric's 'Carousel' and the 'Sound Of Music' movie keep R&H front and center, plus 'Show Boat' from San Francisco and 'The Wiz,' 'Rocky Horror' and 'Grease' coming on television. COT has Ricky Ian Gordon, the Royal George has Louis Prima, more 'First Date' and 'Ordinary Days,' 'On Your Feet' and Broadway In Chicago's summer concert get set, and more! (more...)

WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Among Three Atlanta Premieres Set for Pinch 'n' Ouch TheatreWATER BY THE SPOONFUL Among Three Atlanta Premieres Set for Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre has announced three Atlanta premieres, including Pulitzer Prize Winner Quiara Alegria Hudes' 'Water By The Spoonful,' Annie Baker's Obie Award winning comedy 'The Aliens,' and 'A Behanding in Spokane' by Martin McDonagh, a dark comedy in which Christopher Walken received his Tony Award nomination. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL Is Huge, Audaciously Daring, and Bracingly HumanBWW REVIEWS: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL Is Huge, Audaciously Daring, and Bracingly Human
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 12, 2015

When one of the world's major opera houses announced its plans to present the best-known works of Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein over a five-season span, no one had reason to believe that the Lyric Opera of Chicago would present a 'Carousel' starring a slew of Broadway, television, opera and ballet stars alongside the cream of Chicago's theatrical and vocal talent (60 actors, singers and dancers in all), supported by an orchestra of 37 players, and all overseen by the same director and musical director who would bring 'The Sound of Music' and 'Peter Pan' to live television, Carrie Underwood, Christopher Walken and all. (more...)

Reality TV Hits the Stage in DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight in Las VegasReality TV Hits the Stage in DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, preview performances for DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL begins tonight, April 8. The production makes its world premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on April 15. The talented cast features Broadway veterans and Las Vegas locals who will join the company in celebration of the Robertson family's rags-to- riches story. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Totally Awesome Features Of Disney Musical Projects - FROZEN, BEAUTY, TANGLED, Etc.SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Totally Awesome Features Of Disney Musical Projects - FROZEN, BEAUTY, TANGLED, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2015

What a renaissance - again! Although the period beginning with THE LITTLE MERMAID in 1989 through to the doubleheader of POCAHANTAS in 1995 and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME in 1996 and ending with MULAN in 1997 is considered by House Of Mouse superfans and many entertainment enthusiasts as the official Disney Renaissance era - meaning the company once again came to major prominence as a direct result of its animated musicals - it very much looks as if an entirely new type of Disney rebirth is in the process of occurring, spurred on by the worldwide success of the esteemed company's most successful animated feature to date, the highly theatrical and Broadway pedigreed FROZEN. Of course, in any way matching an era which in addition to MERMAID, POCAHANTAS, HUNCHBACK and MULAN shepherded BEAUTY & THE BEAST, ALADDIN and THE LION KING from inspiration to actuality would be a high order, if not outright impossible, yet it seems that the recent, current and upcoming spate of ingenuously timed and expertly devised projects that Disney possesses at the moment could put them in that stratospheric level of uber entity once again in the industry - and in the hearts and minds of millions around the world, as well. (more...)

Christopher Walken Joins Hugh Jackman for EDDIE THE EAGLE BiopicChristopher Walken Joins Hugh Jackman for EDDIE THE EAGLE Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Christopher Walken has joined the cast of EDDIE THE EAGLE, hitting theaters in 2016. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IT'S ONLY A PLAY gains two 'new' cast members, the PIPPIN tour gets a new 'Berthe', Sutton Foster leads TV Land's new series YOUNGER and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Chris Pine Shows Off His Christopher Walken Impression on JAMES CORDENVIDEO: Chris Pine Shows Off His Christopher Walken Impression on JAMES CORDEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, guest Chris Pine did his best Christopher Walken impression as he recapped watching an educational program about lions. (more...)

VIDEO: Starz Releases Trailer BLACK SAILS Season 3; Ray Stevenson Joins CastVIDEO: Starz Releases Trailer BLACK SAILS Season 3; Ray Stevenson Joins Cast
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Starz announced today the casting of Ray Stevenson (“Rome,” Divergent), as the iconic pirate 'Blackbeard,' also known as 'Edward Teach,' on the Emmy®-winning Original series “Black Sails.” (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARKJesse Tyler Ferguson to Lead THE TEMPEST, Lily Rabe & Hamish Linklater Set for CYMBELINE This Summer at SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Among Cast of Las Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICALBroadway Veterans Among Cast of Las Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?After a nationwide search, full casting for the highly anticipated production, DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, is now available. (more...)

EVERY BRILLIANT THING Will Launch Second U.K. Tour as Off-Broadway Run WrapsEVERY BRILLIANT THING Will Launch Second U.K. Tour as Off-Broadway Run Wraps
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Patrick Daly have announced that the Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company's production of Olivier Award nominee Duncan Macmillan's highly acclaimed new play, Every Brilliant Thing, will embark on its second U.K. tour following its critically acclaimed North American premiere at off-Broadway's Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street). (more...)

Neil LaBute's DIRTY WEEKEND Among TRIBECA Film Fest's Spotlight, Midnight Selections & Special ScreeningsNeil LaBute's DIRTY WEEKEND Among TRIBECA Film Fest's Spotlight, Midnight Selections & Special Screenings
by Movies News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections as well as work in progress screenings. (more...)

TFF Sets Spotlight Midnight & Special Screenings LineupsTFF Sets Spotlight Midnight & Special Screenings Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections as well as work in progress screenings. The 14th edition of the Festival will take place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City. (more...)

MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'MCC Theater Rounds Out 2015-16 Season with Halley Feiffer's 'A FUNNY THING...'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

MCC THEATER has announced the final production of its four-show 2015-16 Main Stage Season, which runs August 2015 through June 2016. Playwright Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard) will make her MCC Theater debut with her play A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Trip Cullman returns to direct after helming this season's critically acclaimed hit Punk Rock. Full details below. This also marks the reunion of Feiffer and Cullman following their hit production of I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard at the Atlantic Theater Company in early 2015. (more...)

Netflix to Release BEASTS OF NO NATION, Starring Idris ElbaNetflix to Release BEASTS OF NO NATION, Starring Idris Elba
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Beasts of No Nation, a powerful new film written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) and starring Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) will debut later this year in select theaters in the U.S. and worldwide on Netflix (more...)

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