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VIDEO: 'Don't Pimp' George's Iconic Voice in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 4!VIDEO: 'Don't Pimp' George's Iconic Voice in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 4!
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

George Takei and husband Brad are back today with the fourth episode of their heightened reality series 'It Takeis Two' available on George's Youtube page. Click below to watch 'Don't Pimp Me Out'! (more...)

Darren Criss & Laura Osnes to Co-Host First Tony Awards Red Carpet Live StreamDarren Criss & Laura Osnes to Co-Host First Tony Awards Red Carpet Live Stream
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The 2-hour, 30-minute special will air from 5:30pm to 8:00pm EST.Viewers will feel like they are right in the action, enjoying interviews with the 2015 Tony Nominees from the red carpet as they arrive for Broadway's biggest night, and of course you'll find the stream on BroadwayWorld.com along with all of our other special Tony night coverage! (more...)

Michael K. Lee, Christopheren Nomura, Greg Watanabe and More Join Broadway's ALLEGIANCE; Full Cast Announced!Michael K. Lee, Christopheren Nomura, Greg Watanabe and More Join Broadway's ALLEGIANCE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Producers Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus announced complete casting for Allegiance, a new American musical starring George Takei, Lea Salonga and Telly Leung, set to open on Broadway next season at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015. As previously announced, Allegiance has a book by Marc Acito with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo. Helming the production is Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima (London's Ragtime, Off-Broadway's Bare, Carrie, Altar Boyz). (more...)

The Year's Best Queer Cinema at Frameline39: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film FestivalThe Year's Best Queer Cinema at Frameline39: San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

San Francisco, CA - Frameline, the world's largest LGBT media arts nonprofit organization, is proud to announce Frameline39: the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival. Frameline, the world's oldest and largest LGBTQ film festival, will be held June 18-28, 2015 (more...)

Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will begin its summer series at Riverbend Music Center's Corbett Pavilion on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with a special 'Broadway Sing-Along' featuring classic Broadway hits and inviting the audience to sing along. (more...)

UCI Drama to Hold Open Call for Broadway's ALLEGIANCE This JuneUCI Drama to Hold Open Call for Broadway's ALLEGIANCE This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama is holding an open call audition for male dancers/singers of Asian/American or mixed race Asian descent to audition for the one remaining spot in the upcoming new Broadway musical Allegiance. (more...)

VIDEO: Brad Steps into the Limelight in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 3!VIDEO: Brad Steps into the Limelight in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 3!
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2015

George Takei and husband Brad are back today with the third episode -- titled 'Mrs. Takei' -- of their heightened reality series IT TAKEIS TWO, available on George's Youtube page. Check it out below! (more...)

Dan Povenmire & Jeff Marsh Begin Production on New Disney XD Series MIKEY MURPHY'S LAWDan Povenmire & Jeff Marsh Begin Production on New Disney XD Series MIKEY MURPHY'S LAW
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2015

Acclaimed animation producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff 'Swampy' Marsh, renowned for their global hit series 'Phineas and Ferb,' are continuing their association with Disney Television Animation with a new animated comedy series, 'Mikey Murphy's Law,' for Disney XD. (more...)

Original STAR TREK & Theater Star Grace Lee Whitney Dies at 85Original STAR TREK & Theater Star Grace Lee Whitney Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

The New York Post reports that Grace Lee Whitney, best known for her role as Captain Kirk's assistant, Janice Rand, on the original STAR TREK series, has passed away at the age of 85. (more...)

Comedy Show at Gotham to Benefit TADA! Youth Theater Set for 5/8Comedy Show at Gotham to Benefit TADA! Youth Theater Set for 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Carla Johnston, Ensemble Parent, TADA! supporter and hilarious comedian, will host this special evening of laughs, A Good Laugh, on Friday, May 8 2015 at Gotham Comedy Club. Join Johnston ("Orange is the New Black") and top comics Andy Pitz ("The Tonight Show"), Nancy Witter (Nick at Nite's "Funniest Mom"), Dave Konig (3-time Emmy Award-winner) and Ryan Hamilton (winner of Great Americam Comedy Festival) for a night of laughter, door prizes and fund-raising for TADA! Your entire date night is planned for you: drop your kids off at TADA!, eat dinner at Bastardo Restaurant (10% of your bill is donated to TADA!) and then see a hilarious comedy show at one of NYC's oldest comedy venues! (more...)

Disney Junior Orders Second Season of MILES FROM TOMORROWLANDDisney Junior Orders Second Season of MILES FROM TOMORROWLAND
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Disney Junior has ordered a second season of 'Miles from Tomorrowland,' this year's #1 TV series across preschool networks in Total Viewers, Kids 2-5 and Boys 2-5 to date. I (more...)

Photo Flash: ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Visits Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUPhoto Flash: ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Visits Broadway's IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

ALLEGIANCE's George Takei saw Broadway's It Shoulda Been You yesterday, April 26, and stopped backstage after the show to visit with stars Tyne Daly, David Hyde Pierce and more. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/25-4/26/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/25-4/26/2015
by - Apr 26, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 26, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei Pays a Visit to Chita Rivera on BroadwayPhoto Flash: George Takei Pays a Visit to Chita Rivera on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

George Takei, who will soon be making his Broadway debut in 'Allegiance' next Fall took in Kander & Ebb's new musical 'The Visit' and made a backstage visit to congratulate Chita Rivera after the show. The two shared a 'trekkie' moment in her dressing room. Tomorrow the cast goes into the recording studio to record the original cast album which will be out in June. Check out a photo of the two below! (more...)

Disney Junior Announces May Programming HighlightsDisney Junior Announces May Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Disney Junior announces its May 2015 Programming Highlights. *All programming subject to change* **Episodes premiere on the Disney Junior block on Disney Channel Unless Otherwise Stated** (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater SquareMandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

VIDEO: Brad Tackles George's 'Mean Meme' in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 2!VIDEO: Brad Tackles George's 'Mean Meme' in IT TAKEIS TWO, Episode 2!
by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

George Takei and husband Brad are back today with the second episode of their heightened reality series IT TAKEIS TWO, available on George's Youtube page. Check it out below! (more...)


by TV News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 4/7/2015 - HAND TO GOD, GROUNDED, DISENCHANTED! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/7/2015 - HAND TO GOD, GROUNDED, DISENCHANTED! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 7, 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: HAND TO GOD opens on Broadway, Anne Hathaway returns to the stage, DISENCHANTED! brings a twist to fairytale princesses off-Broadway and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway-Bound George Takei Stars in YouTube Reality Series, Premiering TodayVIDEO: Broadway-Bound George Takei Stars in YouTube Reality Series, Premiering Today
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

In this 'reality'-series, actor and activist George Takei (Star Trek's Sulu) and husband Brad Takei navigate their daily lives, from the internet and Broadway to jetpacks and human hamster balls. With a recipe that is one part optimism and one part pragmatism, this dynamic duo overcomes life's obstacles, reminding us that any great enterprise Takeis Two. (more...)

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