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Bernadette Peters to Perform with Pacific Symphony in Valentine's Day Concert, 2/12Bernadette Peters to Perform with Pacific Symphony in Valentine's Day Concert, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Grammy-, Golden Globe- Drama Desk- and three-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters-known for her raw talent and ability to knock the socks off an audience with her glorious voice-joins Pacific Symphony just in time for Valentine's Day weekend! The ageless Peters, who boasts a decades-long successful career on the Broadway, film and television stage, recently starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of "Follies" after a highly successful run at the Kennedy Center, and can be seen in the Golden-Globe winning TV series, "Mozart in the Jungle." Recent hit performances (backed by orchestras) have included Peters turning up the heat for Peggy Lee's "Fever"; Rodgers and Hammerstein's "There is Nothin' Like a Dame" (from "South Pacific"); "Children Will Listen" and "No One is Alone" (from "Into the Woods"); "In Buddy's Eyes" and "Losing My Mind" (from her turn as Sally Durant Plummer in the 2011 revival of "Follies"); and "Let Me Entertain You" (from the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast album "Gypsy"), among many, many others. (more...)

Nora Ephron Doc Among HBO's Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2016Nora Ephron Doc Among HBO's Documentary Lineup for First Half of 2016
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

HBO has confirmed a diverse array of timely and thought-provoking documentaries for the first half of 2016, including: MAVIS!, a celebration of music legend Mavis Staples; EVERYTHING IS COPY, a candid portrait of writer and filmmaker Nora Ephron (more...)

HBO Announces Debut Dates for GAME OF THRONES, VEEP & SILICON VALLEYHBO Announces Debut Dates for GAME OF THRONES, VEEP & SILICON VALLEY
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

†HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP will debut back-to-back on†SUNDAY, APRIL 24, starting at†9:00 p.m.(ET/PT). (more...)

GAME OF THRONES, VEEP & SILICON VALLEY Returning to HBO in AprilGAME OF THRONES, VEEP & SILICON VALLEY Returning to HBO in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of GAME OF THRONES, SILICON VALLEY and VEEP will debut back-to-back on SUNDAY, APRIL 24, starting at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

BIG SHORT, 'AMY SCHUMER' Among Nominees for 27th Annual PGA Awards; Full ListBIG SHORT, 'AMY SCHUMER' Among Nominees for 27th Annual PGA Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The PGA has announced its nominations for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards Winners will be announced January 23 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. (more...)

HBO to Debut Documentary BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS, 2/22HBO to Debut Documentary BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS, 2/22
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

With disarming candor, wry wit and sharp self-deprecation, Nichols delivered a master class on his craft in what would be his last in-depth interviews, for BECOMING MIKE NICHOLS, debuting MONDAY, FEB. 22, exclusively on HBO, following its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. (more...)

Producers Guild of America Announces Nominations for TV Series/SpecialsProducers Guild of America Announces Nominations for TV Series/Specials
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced today its Television Series/Specials nominees that will advance in the voting process for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 12/4 for Hennepin Theatre Trust and Theater Latte Da's GYPSYTickets Go on Sale 12/4 for Hennepin Theatre Trust and Theater Latte Da's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

GYPSY, often lauded by critics as the greatest American musical, is the latest in the award-winning Broadway Re-Imagined series produced collaboratively by Hennepin Theatre Trust and Theater Latte Da. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre's GYPSY Opens This WeekStage Door Theatre's GYPSY Opens This Week
by Carol Kassie - Nov 17, 2015

Gypsy has been called "the greatest of all American musicals" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times), "arguably, in thematic terms, the quintessential American musical," (The Hollywood Reporter), and "Broadway's own brassy, unlikely answer to King Lear". (Frank Rich, The New York Times). †Stage Door Theatre's production of Gypsy, directed by the company's newly appointed artistic director Dan Kelley, and starring 2014 Carbonell Award-winner (Best Actress/Musical) Ann Marie Olson, will open on November 20th, and run through January 3rd. (more...)

Pontiac Theatre IV to Raise the Curtain A...MY  NAME IS ALICE TonightPontiac Theatre IV to Raise the Curtain A...MY NAME IS ALICE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Pontiac Theatre IV is proud to present its first show of the 2015-2016 season, 'A...My Name Is Alice.' This bright and lively musical revue will run from tonight, November 13th, through†November 21st at the Michigan School for the Performing Arts in Pontiac. (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and BeyondBWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and Beyond
by Bonny Loo - Oct 30, 2015

Billed as 'a new musical', the world premiere of Prince of Broadway at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo salutes legendary Broadway producer/director, Harold Prince. Co-directed by Prince himself and Susan Stroman (who also choreographs), the evening celebrates an illustrious career spanning over six decades from the 1950s up to the present day, during which time Hal Prince has produced and/or directed more than 30 Broadway shows, winning a record 21 Tony Awards along the way. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Stage Sondheim's SWEENEY TODDPerseverance Theatre to Stage Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Perseverance Theatre (PT) presents Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Benjamin Barker returns to London bent on revenge after serving time for a crime he did not commit.† Armed with a sharp, straight razor, he sets up shop as one of the finest barbers in the city, and calls himself Sweeney Todd.† When he meets Mrs. Lovett, a local pie maker who will do anything for him, Todd's plan for vengeance becomes a savory pie filling, and the blood starts flowing.† With a brilliant score and unforgettable characters, this Tony Award-winning musical is one tasty piece of theatre. (more...)

Michael Riedel Talks New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe TonightMichael Riedel Talks New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Michael Riedel, tonight, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Emerson College President Responds to Colonial Theatre Renovation UproarEmerson College President Responds to Colonial Theatre Renovation Uproar
by Sally Henry - Oct 18, 2015

Lee Pelton has finally spoken out regarding the recently announced renovations on Boston's Colonial Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/12/2015 - CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens, BARE Reunites and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/12/2015 - CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens, BARE Reunites and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 12, 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: CLEVER LITTLE LIES opens, and the original stars of BARE come together to honor the show's late composer! (more...)

Frank Rich and More Support Petition to Save the Historic Colonial Theatre in BostonFrank Rich and More Support Petition to Save the Historic Colonial Theatre in Boston
by Sally Henry - Oct 10, 2015

Emerson College recently turned off the lights at the Colonial Theatre and ceased operations until further notice. Now, the theatre community is doing what it can to save the venue. (more...)

Michael Riedel to Talk New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe, 10/22Michael Riedel to Talk New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Michael Riedel, on Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Amanda Flahive Leads Williams Street Rep's GYPSY, Beginning TonightAmanda Flahive Leads Williams Street Rep's GYPSY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

In 1959 Ethel Merman, the prominent musical theatre actress of her time, and David Merrick were searching for their next project. After reading an excerpt from the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, Merrick felt they had said project and GYPSY was born. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center to Stage World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORSMcCarter Theatre Center to Stage World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

After an opening run praised by both critics and audiences in the Cleveland area, McCarter Theatre Center will continue the 2015/2016 Theatre Season with the world-premiere co-production of Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors. (more...)

Center Stage Jackson to Present GYPSYCenter Stage Jackson to Present GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Center Stage Jackson is proud to announce the first Main Stage musical of its 2015-2016 season,†GYPSY,†Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,†suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.† (more...)

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