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Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals AnnouncedChristmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

HIt Series HEROES and HEROES REBORN to Be Available Free on Crackle This JulyHIt Series HEROES and HEROES REBORN to Be Available Free on Crackle This July
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Crackle, Sony Pictures Television Networks' free, ad-supported streaming network, announced that the critically acclaimed Universal Television sci-fi drama HEROES and the event series HEROES REBORN are headlining the platform's Fandom lineup on Thursday, July 13. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

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Photo Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDINPhoto Flash: He Can Show You the World! First Look at Telly Leung in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, welcomes Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the star in costume below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGONBWW Interview: Orville Mendoza Discusses PACIFIC OVERTURES, Inequality and the Ongoing Controversies of MISS SAIGON
by Matthew Blank - Jun 6, 2017

Stage veteran Orville Mendoza, currently starring in Classic Stage's revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES, opens up on a number of provocative and essential topics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 5, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) just last night, June 4th. (more...)

Aoife O'Donovan Joins NSO For Annual Labor Day ConcertAoife O'Donovan Joins NSO For Annual Labor Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

???????Vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Aoife O'Donovan joins the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) in its annual free Labor Day concert on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, on Sunday, September 3, at 8 p.m. Guest conductor John Morris Russell leads the NSO and O'Donovan in a program of Americana featuring marches, folk music, and bluegrass-inspired songs, including O'Donovan-penned songs, "Red & White & Blue & Gold", "Magic Hour" and "The King of All Birds," plus the Bob Dylan song "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol." (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, June 16, 2017Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, June 16, 2017
by - May 31, 2017

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, June 16, 2017! (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez and Tony Desare to Join Philly POPS for Free Concert at Independence HallMandy Gonzalez and Tony Desare to Join Philly POPS for Free Concert at Independence Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Philly POPS will perform its annual free Independence Day Weekend concert at Independence Hall on July 3 at 7 p.m. (more...)

New Big Band to Premiere 7/4 on the ParkwayNew Big Band to Premiere 7/4 on the Parkway
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The new Philly POPS BIG Band will perform its first two shows on July 4 during the Wawa Welcome America Festival. At 10 a.m., the ensemble will play at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall. At 7 p.m., the BIG Band will open the city's Wawa Welcome America July 4th Concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. NBC10 and Telemundo62 will televise both performances. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHSBWW Interview: Jeanne Sakata Spreading the Truth With HOLD THESE TRUTHS
by Gil Kaan - May 23, 2017

Ten years ago, actress/playwright Jeanne Sakata began writing down her various thoughts on her personal connections with the subject matter of her DAWN'S LIGHT: THE JOURNEY OF GORDON HIRABAYASHI. Through various reincarnations over the last decade, and a title change to HOLD THESE TRUTHS; Jeanne will be opening at The Pasadena Playhouse. I was most excited to get Jeanne's insight on this dark and deplorable episode of American history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Raul Esparza, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller and More Celebrate Stephen Schwartz at Classic Stage Company's Spring GalaPhoto Flash: Raul Esparza, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller and More Celebrate Stephen Schwartz at Classic Stage Company's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Gabriel Ebert, Raul Esparza, Ann Harada, Judy Kuhn, Jeremy Jordan, Patina Miller, Jason Sudeikis, George Takei, Broadway Inspirational Voices and many others headlined 'Musical Masterworks, The Music of Stephen Schwartz,' a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company last night, May 15, 2017, at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway). The performance was directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, CSC's Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

BWW Review: John Doyle Cuts PACIFIC OVERTURES Down To Prelude SizeBWW Review: John Doyle Cuts PACIFIC OVERTURES Down To Prelude Size
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2017

The best thing about Classic Stage Company's small-scale, extensively trimmed production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's extraordinarily-written 1976 musical, PACIFIC OVERTURES, is a chance to see a terrific ensemble of actors taken from the New York stage's severely underutilized pool of Asian-American talent. The company includes notables of the musical stage such as Ann Harada, Orville Mendoza, Thom Sesma and Marc Oka. (more...)

BWW TV: Off-Broadway Shines Bright at the Lucille Lortel Awards!BWW TV: Off-Broadway Shines Bright at the Lucille Lortel Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. Click here for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel AwardsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel Awards
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

THEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion ProgramTHEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion Program
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

THEATER TALK, the series devoted to conversation about the world of the stage, won a NY Emmy Award as Best NYC Interview/Discussion Program at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/New York Chapter's annual awards ceremony held on Saturday, May 6 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. (more...)

It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!It's Telly Time- Flashback with Broadway's New Prince Ali!
by Stephanie Wild - May 5, 2017

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Broadway vet Telly Leung will be taking over the title role in Aladdin on Broadway starting on June 13. Here's a look at some of our favorite performances of his from over the years! (more...)

Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

It's official! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: George Takei Stars in Classic Stage Company's Revival of PACIFIC OVERTURESReview Roundup: George Takei Stars in Classic Stage Company's Revival of PACIFIC OVERTURES
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Classic Stage Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Pacific Overtures, directed and designed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, celebrated its opening night this evening. (more...)

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