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WHAT'S ON YOUR IPOD? BWW Classical Talks to Park Avenue Chamber Symphony's David Bernard
by Peter Danish - Jul 18, 2014

Since its founding in 1999, the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony has built a loyal following, both in New York City and worldwide through its extensive catalog of recordings on iTunes, Naxos/ClassicsOnline, Amazon and Spotify. Its founder, conductor and musical director David Bernard recently sat down with BWW Classical to tell us what he's been listening to lately. The results were wonderfully eclectic! (more...)

Thomas Jane to Star in New Syfy/Alcon TV Series THE EXPANSE
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Syfy and Alcon TV today announced that three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane (Hung, The Punisher) will star as the world-weary Detective Miller (more...)

Broadway's Bianca Marroquin Debuts New Concert at 54 Below Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Award-winning Latina stage and screen actress Bianca Marroquin (Broadway's Chicago, TV's 'Mira Quien Baila' and 'Bailando por un Sueño') will debut her new concert act at Broadway's legendary supper club 54 Below (254 W. 54th St., Cellar) on Wednesday, July 9 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Public Theater will open its 2014-15 downtown season with the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub.š Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chester Theatre Company Presents MADAGASCAR, Now Through 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Chester Theatre Company will open its 25th Anniversary Season with J.T. Rogers' haunting mystery MADAGASCAR. The production, which runs from June 25th through July 6th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorites Debra Jo Rupp (A Body of Water) and Kim Stauffer (Crime and Punishment). (more...)

Broadway's Harry Connick Jr. to Return as Judge to AMERICAN IDOL XIV
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

FOX has announced that Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Broadway's own Harry Connick, Jr. will return as judges and Ryan Seacrest will host American Idolfor its 14th season. (more...)

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, Harry Connick Jr and Ryan Seacrest to Return for AMERICAN IDOL XIV
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return as judges and Ryan Seacrest will host AMERICAN IDOL for its 14th season. (more...)

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. to Return as Judges for AMERICAN IDOL XIV with Ryan Seacrest as Host
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. will return as judges and Ryan Seacrest will host American Idol for its 14th season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Kristin Chenoweth and Lea Michele Perform 'For Good' at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2014

The Hollywood Bowl hosted its 15th Annual Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame concert last night, June 21, featuring Hall of Fame inductees Emmy and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth, iconic all-female band The Go-Go's, and the eclectic band Pink Martini. Presenters included Oscar and Emmy winner Helen Hunt, Grammy-nominated singer Natasha Bedingfield, Hollywood icon Barbara Eden, actress/comedienne Carol Burnett, and Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson, as well as a special guest appearance by Lea Michele. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Natalia Safran's 'Say Goodbye' Single Out Now; Salon Series So Far a Success
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Following the tragic death of her friend Paul Walker, whose final film she penned the title song for; Singer/Songwriter Natalia Safran vowed to give back to the community whenever possible. Recently she hosted the first ever Salon Series at her Beverly Hills residence. The evening featured an intimate performance by students from the Music Unites Centennial High School Jazz Ensemble, a program started last summer in the Compton Unified School District. Safran was joined by Actor/Director David Arquette (pictured left), “Rock of Ages” star Diego Boneta, KIIS FM's DJ Skee and others. (more...)

BWW Asks: Would the Return of the Original Judges Bring AMERICAN IDOL Back to Life?
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 17, 2014

Would the return of the show's original judges be enough to save Idol from cancellation? Tell us what you think! (more...)

VIDEO: Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Surprise Children's Hospital with Musical Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman stopped by Monash Children's Hospital in Clayton where Urban treated patients and their families to a special performance of 'Amazing Grace'. (more...)

Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul & Randy Jackson Heading Back to AMERICAN IDOL Judge's Panel?
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 16, 2014

Original American Idol judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson are being wooed by FOX to return to the judge's panel for the upcoming season, according to TV industry insiders. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Looks Back: Reviews of Tony-winner Jessie Mueller's Chicago Stage Performances!
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 09, 2014

Between graduating from Syracuse University in 2005, and getting her Broadway break opposite Harry Connick, Jr., in 2011, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller was a Chicago-based actress, following in the steps of her Evanston-based parents, Roger Mueller and Jill Shellabarger. And what a career she had in the Windy City! (more...)

BWW TV: Best Leading Actress Jessie Mueller Reacts to Her Tony Win!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 09, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, Jessie Mueller won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to her - hear what Mueller had to say below! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Wins Tony for Best Actress in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

Jessie Mueller won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Jessie Mueller was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for her performance in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)

Lauren Weedman to Bring WELL I THINK YOU'RE BEAUTIFUL PHILADELPHIA to The PlayGround this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Actor, comedian, and writer Lauren Weedman is heading to town to create a one-woman improvised theater show Well I Think You're Beautiful Philadelphia… based on her experiences in the city. Praised for her "unflinchingly honest comic observation" (Seattle Weekly), Weedman is a series regular on HBO's hit new show Looking, which chronicles the struggles, loves, and lives of three gay men in San Francisco. She has garnered a cult reputation for her quick wit and spitfire jokes through her acting and comedic roles, and this new work marks her Philadelphia debut. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Guarini Talks Bringing LOVESICK to 54 Below, His New WICKED Gig & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 01, 2014

Tomorrow, Broadway veteran and current star of WICKED Justin Guarini brings his new cabaret show LOVESICK to 54 Below. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, the show is a tribute to all the horrifying places love has taken him - from a Catholic school closet in Doylestown, PA to the revolving hotel rooms at American Idol, and, ultimately, to Broadway. With a seven-piece band, back up vocalists Shayla Benoit, Rashidra Scott and Rebecca LaChance, and music from Burt Bacharach to Beck to Mika, LOVESICK promises to be an evening of raucous and revealing storytelling - and a full-on party. Justin recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld all about the new show, what it's like stepping into Fiyero's shoes, and so much more. Check out he full interview below! (more...)

OWN Announces June 2014 Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces JUNE 2014 programming highlights (more...)

Video Flashback: Watch Highlights from Jessie Mueller's Pre-Broadway Career in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Ever since 2014 Tony nominee Jessie Mueller burst onto the New York theatre scene in 2011's On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, she has starred in three other Broadway shows- including her current gig, Beautiful. But before taking on Carole King, Mueller established herself as a major part of theatre in Chicago, starring in such shows as Guys & Dolls, Henry IV, She Loves Me, Animal Crackers and more. Click here to watch a full collection of her Chicago work as compiled by the Chicago Tribune. (more...)

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