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Fran Drescher is the New Face of Finishing Touch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Actress, comedian, philanthropist, and star of 'The Nanny,' Fran Drescher has been named the celebrity spokeswoman and face of the Finishing Touch brands. Drescher's debut for the renowned hair removal brand hits televisions nationwide on August 18th, 2014 with the launch of the new Yes! by Finishing Touch commercial, 'Girl Talk.' (more...)

Encore to Commemorate Life & Work of Robin Williams with Film Tribute, 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

ENCORE will commemorate the life and work of the multifaceted, multi-award-winning entertainment icon, Robin Williams (more...)

Sneak Peek - Jermaine Jackson, George Takei, Rex Smith Featured on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah Winfrey interviews Jermaine Jackson about life after Michael; plus, more updates with Ali Landry, “Star Trek's” George Takei and teen idol Rex Smith (more...)

Stage and Screen Stars Mourn the Loss of Robin Williams on Twitter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. A slew of stars took to Twitter following the announcement to express their gratitude to the performer and wish him well. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and check back for updates later tonight and tomorrow morning! (more...)

First Look - Randy Jackson Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW, 8/10
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series "Oprah: Where Are They Now?," Oprah Winfrey interviews former "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson (more...)

Brandy, Lorenzo Lamas Featured on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah Winfrey sits down for a one-on-one interview with Grammy-winning singer Brandy (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Fran Drescher Goes Backstage at CINDERELLA on WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 25, 2014

In an all-new episode of the popular series "Oprah: Where Are They Now?," Oprah Winfrey sits down for a one-on-one interview with fashion designer Nicole Richie; plus, more updates continue with actress Fran Drescher and comedian Tom Green, airing Sunday, July 27 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive preview clip of Drescher backstage at the Broadway Theatre, where she just concluded her run as 'Madame' in Cinderella! (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: DRG Record's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album) Packs Some Delightful Punches
by David Clarke - Jul 22, 2014

In May 2014, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING opened to rave reviews at the Davenport Street Theatre. Audiences laughed until their sides ached at the latest incarnation through its sparkling closing performance on Sunday, June 20, 2014. Now, to fill the void until the next edition opens, DRG Records is proudly releasing the hysterical FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING (2014 Un-Original Cast Album). (more...)

Sneak Peek - Louie Anderson, Jaclyn Smith & More on OPRAH WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

An all-new episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” with Jaclyn Smith, Sheila E. and Louie Anderson airs this Sunday, July 20 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

Nancy Opel Joins Cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA as 'Madame' Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA today welcomes Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel to the cast. Opel will play Cinderella's wicked Stepmother, Madame on Broadway, following Fran Drescher's 5-month limited engagement, which concluded yesterday, June 29. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Sheryl Lee Ralph Shows Off Her Tony Nomination, Talks DREAMGIRLS on OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2014

On all-new episode of 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?,' Broadway's original 'Dreamgirl,' Sheryl Lee Ralph shows off her Tony nomination, which still hangs in her home day, and reflects on the continued success of DREAMGIRLS since its premiere in 1981. Check out a sneak peek of her appearance below! (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Marissa Mulder Again is Magical, But When It Comes to 'Standards' You Gotta Have Standards
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 19, 2014

Rising cabaret star Marissa Mulder's most recent performance of 'Living Standards' at the Metropolitan Room was certainly up to the high standard she has set for herself over the past couple of years. In fact, she's so consistently solid that she overcame the show's misguided and clunky premise that some very good contemporary songs should be thought of as 'standards.' (more...)

Fran Drescher to Host Cancer Schmancer Brunch at Tavern on the Green, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

This Saturday, June 21st Fran Drescher hosts her annual wellness brunch fundraiser for her organization Cancer Schmancer at Tavern on the Green at 11 am. Brunch is followed by a 2 pm performance of Cinderella, the Broadway production in which Drescher stars as the Wicked Stepmother. (more...)

Knots Landing Reunion Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Watch Sneak Peek!
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

In an all-new episode, “Oprah:Where Are They Now?” features Candy Spelling, a reunion with the battling blondes of ”Knots Landing,” and Antonio Sabato, Jr., airing this Sunday (more...)

ICYMI: BroadwayWorld's Mega-Roundup of All Things Tony Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2014

Now that we've all had a sufficient amount of time to recover from the excitement of the big night, treat yourself today to some highlights from ALL of the festivities. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a Mega-Roundup of 2014 Tonys coverage! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Party with the Stars Inside the 2014 Tony Awards Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 09, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returned last night to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on the CBS Television Network. The event marked Jackman's fourth time hosting the Tonys. For a complete list of the night's winners, click here! The party continued long after the stars left Radio City Music Hall last night. BroadwayWorld was there for the annual Tony Awards Gala at the Plaza Hotel and you can go inside the night's biggest celebration below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from the 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part I
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 09, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returned last night to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Tonight's TONY AWARDS to Feature Stars, Shows and Sting!
by TV News Desk - Jun 08, 2014

Late in the week, Orlando Bloom, Barrett Foa, Jonathan Groff, T.I., LL COOL J, Samuel L. Jackson, Judith Light, Rosie O'Donnell and Patrick Wilson were added to the star-studded lineup on THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS®, live from Radio City Music Hall, Sunday, June 8 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CINDERELLA Cast Wraps Up Act II in Just Two Minutes!
by Stage Tube - Jun 06, 2014

See the entire second act of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA in two minutes...and with a few twists! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 31-June 6
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 06, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the winners room at the Drama Desk Awards, the 2014 Tony nominees on the Empire State Building, the naming of Duke Ellington Way, and more! (more...)

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