Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut. Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
The Wicked Hour is back and better than ever with the return of the Redd's Wicked Limited Release series. Kicking off the return of the series is Redd's Wicked Strawberry Kiwi, a new daring flavor that allows revelers to start their night the right way. The second flavor in the series, Redd's Wicked Strawberry Kiwi, hits shelves nationwide March 1 and will be available for a limited time only. (more...)
Sparkling water just got a lot more exciting with the launch of Henry's Hard Sparkling, a new line of light and refreshing spiked sparkling waters. Created for those who are looking to make a lighter choice, these low-carb, under 95-calorie beverages are available nationwide. (more...)
Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)
The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17, at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)
Emmy-nominated professional dancer Cheryl Burke (Dancing with the Stars) and actor Brian White (Scandal. Mistresses, Chicago Fire) are set to host the 57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration, the largest multicultural holiday celebration in the county. (more...)
This weekend, November 18-20, 2016, will be the last chance to see Arena Fair Theatre's exciting production of Herman Wouk's The Caine Mutiny Court Martial. This classic military courtroom drama is being presented in the first floor meeting room of the Delaware County Building (old Carnegie Library), 101 N. Sandusky St, Delaware, Ohio. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
The Coors Brewing Company name has meant consistent quality and refreshment since 1873. That tradition of excellence was recognized at this weekend's Great American Beer Festival, with Coors Banquet receiving a silver award its third straight year of being honored and Coors Light earning a bronze award. (more...)
This week, Blue Moon Brewing Co. celebrates the grand opening of its new brewery in Denver's River North (RiNo) Art District, following a soft opening in early July. With 24 beers on tap and a full-service kitchen, the Blue Moon Brewery RiNo will join Blue Moon's original Denver home base, The SandLot in Coors Field, as a hub for inspiration, ingenuity and the creation of future Blue Moon beers. (more...)
MillerCoors is releasing Zumbida, a beverage inspired by traditional Mexican aguas frescas with a kick, or toque de piquete. Zumbida carries a fruit flavor that is characteristic of aguas frescas that can be enjoyed by both fans of the beloved beverage and drinkers who want to explore other flavors and styles. (more...)
The producers of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour.
MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway. The West End production is now in its eighteenth year. To date, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! will embark on a farewell tour in the 2016-17 season, which also marks its fifteenth year on the road.
Leading the cast of 30 is Sarah Wyatt as 'Donna Sheridan,' the independent single mother whose carefree past catches up with her on the eve of her daughter's wedding. Bride-to-be 'Sophie Sheridan' is played by Lizzie Markson; her fiance 'Sky' is played by Dustin Harris Smith.
Sarah Smith and Betsy Padamonsky play Donna's best friends and former back-up band, 'Rosie' and 'Tanya,' (respectively) who reunite with their best friend on the island for Sophie's wedding. The three men from Donna's past and Sophie's possible dads are Shai Yammanee ('Sam Carmichael'), Marc Cornes ('Bill Austin'), and Andrew Tebo ('Harry Bright'). Sophie's & Sky's best friends are played by Chloe Kounadis ('Ali'), Niki Badua ('Lisa'), Austin Michael ('Pepper') and Max Ehrlich ('Eddie').
MAMMA MIA!'s ensemble features Kylie Brunngraber, Cashelle Butler, Juan Guillen, Joshua Taylor Hamilton, Stephanie Inglese, Matthew Janisse, Marcus John, Danny Lopez, Gabriella Marchion, Luke Monday, Catherine Nickerson, Alicia Osborn, Carlina Parker, Yael Reich, Alex Sheets, Julia Cassandra Smith, Ian Taylor and Brian Whitehill.
MAMMA MIA! is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Motown, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Vocalosity and Something Rotten!.
The original production of MAMMA MIA! was produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch.
The special edition cast recording of MAMMA MIA! is available on Decca Broadway.
For information about MAMMA MIA! visit www.mammamiaontour.com (more...)
SAG Nominee Mark Pellegrino (Quantico, The Big Lebowski, The Number 23), SAG Award Winner Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Guys With Kids, Entourage, Sopranos), Academy Award Winner Mira Sorvino (Falling Skies, Do You Believe, Mighty Aphrodite), and BrIan White (Chicago Fire, The Cabin In The Woods, Fighting) have joined Image Award Nominee Nicki Micheaux (Animal Kingdom, Lincoln Heights, The Shield), SAG Nominee & American Movie Award Winner Stelio Savante (Where The Road Runs Out, The Making Of The Mob: New York, Eisenstein In Guanajuato) and Golden Globe Nominee Diane Venora (The Insider, Heat, Bird) in the cast of River Street Theater Company's Staged Reading of the Sept 11th play, '110 Stories'. (more...)
Releve Entertainment, in partnership with Walgreens and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, is proud to announce the return of The Merge Summit- Los Angeles, taking place August 25-27, 2016 at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The Merge Summit is a unique event created to inspire synergy with faith based and entertainment industry leaders to educate, uplift, and encourage attendees to aspire towards their professional and personal goals. (more...)
These dog days of summer can be long and hot, but nothing beats relaxing with a cold iced tea until now. Today MillerCoors debuts Easy Tea Co., a lightly-carbonated hard iced tea with a crisp citrus flavor, in select markets. (more...)
Grimeborn is back for its 10th anniversary year.
Sixteen innovative new versions of classic operas, unknown, rarely-seen and long-forgotten works, brand new pieces from the most exciting up-and-coming composers, musicians and companies.
Since 2007, Grimeborn has introduced new audiences to opera and given emerging artists the platform to showcase and develop their talent. It has consistently challenged the perception that opera is inaccessible and elitist. (more...)
BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival is pleased to present a free concert headlined by beloved Egyptian singer Hakim on Friday, July 15. Hakim replaces Algerian rocker Rachid Taha, who is no longer able to perform due to unanticipated travel issues. The concert, which takes place at the Prospect Park Bandshell (9th St. & Prospect Park West) is free to the public (with a suggested $5 contribution at the gate) and begins at 7:30 P.M. with an opening performance by London-based Ethiopian three-piece Krar Collective. (more...)
Just last week, Colman Domingo hosted Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event featured the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans (D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER...). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big day below! (more...)