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THE WIZ LIVE!'s Paul Tazewell Wins Creative Emmy Award for Best CostumesTHE WIZ LIVE!'s Paul Tazewell Wins Creative Emmy Award for Best Costumes
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2016

NBC's holiday production of THE WIZ LIVE this year garnered six EMMY AWARD nominations. At tonight's Creative Emmy Awards ceremony, Paul Tazewell picked up the award for Outstanding Costumes For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program. (more...)

BWW Feature: Youth Repertory Theater Troupe of LouisvilleBWW Feature: Youth Repertory Theater Troupe of Louisville
by Keith Waits - Aug 19, 2016

Something's Happening On The West Side of Louisville (more...)

Tickets to Alton Brown's EAT YOUR SCIENCE Tour on Sale Now at Wharton CenterTickets to Alton Brown's EAT YOUR SCIENCE Tour on Sale Now at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Cutthroat Kitchen host ALTON BROWN will bring his hilarious new production EAT YOUR SCIENCE to Wharton Center on Friday, April 7, 2017! (more...)

Alton Brown to Bring EAT YOUR SCEINCE to the Van Wezel Next SpringAlton Brown to Bring EAT YOUR SCEINCE to the Van Wezel Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science will visit an additional 40 cities in 2017 including the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Alton Brown Adds Additional 40 Cities to Broadway-Bound EAT YOUR SCIENCE TourAlton Brown Adds Additional 40 Cities to Broadway-Bound EAT YOUR SCIENCE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced ALTON BROWN: EAT YOUR SCIENCE (www.altonbrownlive.com) will visit an additional 40 cities in 2017 beginning March 12 in Bakersfield, CA. (more...)

Alton Brown Extends North American Tour of EAT YOUR SCIENCEAlton Brown Extends North American Tour of EAT YOUR SCIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced 'Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science' (www.altonbrownlive.com) will visit an additional 40 cities in 2017 including St. Louis' Fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Creators Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen Visit NOW. HERE. THIS. Chicago PremierePhoto Flash: Creators Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen Visit NOW. HERE. THIS. Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The cast and staff of Brown Paper Box Co.'s summer production of Now. Here. This. was surprised on Friday, August 5 by the show's original creative team, collaborators, and stars. Jeff Bowen (music and lyrics), Tony Award nominee Hunter Bell (book), and original director and choreographer Michael Berresse caught the Chicago premiere of their work and met with Brown Paper Box Co.'s team and audience members following the performance. The cast, band, and staff took to social media to share the excitement - check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Preview: Piano Pals Reunite at CCTC in THE LAST FIVE YEARSBWW Preview: Piano Pals Reunite at CCTC in THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Kristen Morale - Aug 9, 2016

Only one dorm at the University of Hartford has a piano in basement. As freshmen at the Hartt School of Drama, Sarah Killough and Kevin Quill would cross paths to play it; fast-forward 10 years and they are sharing the same piano once again in a brand-new version of the hit musical The Last Five Years at Cape Cod Theatre Company. (more...)

The Kentucky Center Reveals Details for Fall/Winter SeasonThe Kentucky Center Reveals Details for Fall/Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Kentucky Center is offering a wide variety of entertainment as it opens its 33rd performing arts season. Fall performances will feature legendary musician Bob Dylan and His Band, country superstar Vince Gill, the interpretive dance troupe Pilobolus, host and creator of This American Life Ira Glass, local sensation and season nine winner of The Voice, Jordan Smith and many others. (more...)

COMMON ROOM and INTO THE CENTER to Open This September at Lesley Heller WorkspaceCOMMON ROOM and INTO THE CENTER to Open This September at Lesley Heller Workspace
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Lesley Heller Workspace will present Common Room, curated by Bjorn Meyer-Ebrecht, from September 7 to October 16, 2016.  (more...)

 Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy NominationsBWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, NBC's THE WIZ LIVE garnered six Emmy Award nominations. Below, return to the magical land of Oz with video and photos from the Emmy-nominated broadcast! (more...)

The Sixth Annual Elly Awards Luncheon, Hosted by The Women's Forum of New York, Benefiting Their Education Fund Will Take Place at The Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday,The Sixth Annual Elly Awards Luncheon, Hosted by The Women's Forum of New York, Benefiting Their Education Fund Will Take Place at The Plaza Hotel in New York on Monday,
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Reunites for Performance & Panel Discussion!STAGE TUBE: Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Reunites for Performance & Panel Discussion!
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2016

The cast and crew of NBC's acclaimed production of THE WIZ LIVE! reunited yesterday, Wednesday, June 1 at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles for a panel discussion and live musical performances. Check out clips from the day below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical PerformancesPhoto Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The cast and crew of NBC's acclaimed production of THE WIZ LIVE! reunited Wednesday, June 1 at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles for a panel discussion and live musical performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Carpet for Opening Night of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR!Photo Coverage: On the Carpet for Opening Night of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR!
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2016

Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR is the organization's first production created specifically for Broadway. PARAMOUR just opened last night, May 25 at the Lyric Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night. Check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/16- THE WIZSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/16- THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Today 1985, the first Broadway revival of The Wiz opened at the Lunt-Fontanne THeatre, where it ran for 13 performances. The Wiz is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre. The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th SeasonMARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in JuneOSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Present THE WIZ, 3/23-4/24Alhambra Theatre & Dining to Present THE WIZ, 3/23-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

When it opened at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway in 1975, The Wiz was heralded as a groundbreaking theatrical event because it was a large-scale, big-budget musical featuring an all-African American cast. The Wiz laid the foundation for other African-American hits including Dreamgirls. Most recently, The Wiz Live! was featured on NBC in December of 2015, and beginning on March 23, The Wiz will ease on down to Jacksonville with its debut at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining featuring a big cast, big costumes and a big set. The show will run through April 24. (more...)

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