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Kenny Ortega to be Honored at Pasadena Playhouse's Diversity Project BenefitKenny Ortega to be Honored at Pasadena Playhouse's Diversity Project Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today that legendary director, choreographer and producer Kenny Ortega will be the 2015 Diversity Award Artistic Honoree, and Abel Ramirez, founder of Pasadena's El Portal Restaurant and business and cultural leader of the Pasadena community, will be the Community Honoree at the 9th Annual Pasadena Playhouse's Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising benefit on Sunday, September 13, 2015, in honor of the opening of Josefina Lopez's Real Women Have Curves. (more...)

Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!Meet WICKED's Incoming Broadway Leads - Rachel Tucker & Jonah Platt!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna Rachel Tucker will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba, alongside Jonah Platt, who will be making his Broadway debut in the role of Fiyero. In honor of the pair joining the New York company, BWW brings you a look back some of their past performances below! (more...)

Breaking News: West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Will Join Broadway's WICKED This Fall!Breaking News: West End Elphaba Rachel Tucker and Jonah Platt Will Join Broadway's WICKED This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that beginning Tuesday, September 15, West End alumna RACHEL TUCKER will join the Broadway company of WICKED in the role of Elphaba. After nearly three years and over 1,000 performances, Rachel holds the record for most consecutive performances as Elphaba in London's West End production. She made her Broadway debut last season as Meg Dawson in Sting's The Last Ship. (more...)

BWW Review: Out Loud Theatre Presents Unique, Fascinating Take on JANE EYREBWW Review: Out Loud Theatre Presents Unique, Fascinating Take on JANE EYRE
by Robert Barossi - Aug 15, 2015

Adapting a work of literary fiction into a stage play is always tricky. Especially so if it's something extremely well-known and beloved, something that has stood the test of time, something considered a classic. The novels of the Bronte sisters have been the subject of adaptations many times over, in a variety of mediums and each one with its own strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures. Polly Teale's recent stage version of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre proves that an adaptation can breathe new, unique life into a well-known tale while honoring and maintaining the classic and beloved story. (more...)

West Michigan Cabela's Opens Annual Fall Great Outdoor Days This WeekendWest Michigan Cabela's Opens Annual Fall Great Outdoor Days This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Cabela's Grandville will kick off the company's annual Fall Great Outdoor Days this weekend with Waterfowl Classic, consisting of several events and seminars from industry experts. (more...)

Lily Tomlin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Neil LaBute, Matthew Broderick and More Slated for FSLC's 2015 Summer TalksLily Tomlin, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Neil LaBute, Matthew Broderick and More Slated for FSLC's 2015 Summer Talks
by Movies News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the remaining guests for this summer's popular FREE Film Society Talks series (sponsored by HBO), and they're loaded with Broadway talent!  (more...)

Street Theatre Company's HEATHERS Opens 8/28Street Theatre Company's HEATHERS Opens 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Street Theatre Company, well-known amongst Nashville audiences for staging darkly edgy productions, brings yet another musical premiere to Nashville with the Off-Broadway hit HEATHERS. Based on the cult classic movie of the same name, the musical centers around three shoulder-padded, scrunchie-wearing Heathers in the 1980s, who are the hottest and cruelest girls in school. The Heathers are in trouble when a misfit rejects them for the dark, sexy stranger who plans to put them in their place -- six feet under. (more...)

FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF and More Set for Cinespia's Sept 2015 LineupFERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF and More Set for Cinespia's Sept 2015 Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

John Wyatt, founder of Cinespia, LA's most popular cinematic event of the summer, announced today its highly anticipated September 2015 lineup. (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's to Pay Tribute to the Movies of John Hughes, 8/13Hotsy Totsy Burlesque's to Pay Tribute to the Movies of John Hughes, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Cherry Pitz is stranded at an airport in Wichita with Del Griffith and unable to make this month's Hotsy Totsy, but no fear the show will go on! Ferris Bueller (Handsome Brad) has been pulled off a parade float to host the show along with his buddy Cameron Frye (Brief Sweat). (more...)

PHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie HartPHOTO: First Look at Rumor Willis as CHICAGO's Roxie Hart
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The 'Dancing With the Stars' champion will make her Broadway debut in the iconic role beginning Tuesday, August 18, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next MonthBreaking News: Rumer Willis to Dance Into Broadway's CHICAGO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Another Willis is headed to Broadway this season! (more...)

NJPAC to Welcome Molly Ringwald in December; Tickets on Sale TomorrowNJPAC to Welcome Molly Ringwald in December; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Molly Ringwald on Friday, December 11, 2015 at 8pm. Detention has never been more fun! Delight in a 30th anniversary screening of The Breakfast Club, followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A with star Molly Ringwald ("Claire Standish") (more...)

Amy Poehler Curates Rooftop Film Series at The McKittrick HotelAmy Poehler Curates Rooftop Film Series at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The McKittrick Hotel (542 West 27th Street), home of the immersive theater spectacle Sleep No More, announces a summertime rooftop film series curated by film and television icon/comedienne Amy Poehler beginning on July 14, 2015 and continuing throughout the summer and early fall atop The McKittrick, the one-stop nightlife destination in Chelsea.  (more...)

Mike Epps Coming to to Schuster Center, 10/24Mike Epps Coming to to Schuster Center, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Sold out shows, nationwide tours, big screen hits and the thrill of a hip hop audience eager to watch Mike Epps own the stage has him ready to bring his new tour, The Real Deal tour, coming to the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 24 at 8pm. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to Rockwell Next MonthA LITTLE NEW MUSIC Returns to Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Continuing their mission of premiering new and unpublished musical theater tunes, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a highly original program featuring Broadway and local talent. Tony Award-winner, Daisy Eagan (The Secret Garden), will co-host with her spicy partner-in-comedy, Jordan Kai Burnett (Love is a Battlefield). Bryan Blaskie (Victorian Courting and Zombies) will return as musical director. (more...)

Baz Luhrmann Goes Vegas! New Musical to Take Residency at Mandalay BayBaz Luhrmann Goes Vegas! New Musical to Take Residency at Mandalay Bay
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2015

A new 'musical spectacular' featuring a unique tribute to Academy Award-nominated director Baz Luhrmann is set to take up residency at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Derek Klena Talks LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast RADcording and MoreSTAGE TUBE: Derek Klena Talks LIKE YOU LIKE IT Studio Cast RADcording and More
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2015

LIKE YOU LIKE IT, the award-winning musical based on the Bard's As You Like It set at a mall in the 1980s, recently wrapped vocal recordings on the upcoming Studio Cast RADcording, coming from Broadway Records this fall. Click below to go behind the scenes with Derek Klena (who stars as Orlando) and more! (more...)

Brian Hyland Joins Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA in Arcadia, 6/6Brian Hyland Joins Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA in Arcadia, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation announced that Brian Hyland will be joining Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA on Sunday, June 6 at 7pm. Brian Hyland is known for a slew of iconic hit songs including 'Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' and 'Sealed With a Kiss.'. Dick Fox's DOO WOP EXTRAVAGANZA is a celebration of Doo-wop, the iconic sound that caused a sensation in the 1950's and early 1960's. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Henry Winkler Featured on This Sunday's OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?STAGE TUBE: Henry Winkler Featured on This Sunday's OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2015

In an all-new episode of the popular series, “Oprah: Where Are They Now?,” Oprah sits down with multiple award-winning actor and television icon Henry Winkler.   Plus, updates continue with “Happy Days” co-stars Anson Williams and Don Most; supermodel Janice Dickinson, former child star Alisan Porter and the world's first openly gay prince, airing this Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

ABC Orders UNCLE BUCK Comedy Starring Mike EppsABC Orders UNCLE BUCK Comedy Starring Mike Epps
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2015

ABC has greenlit the comedy series UNCLE BUCK,  starring comedian Mike Epps. The show joins three other previously announced comedies for the network including “The Muppets”, “Dr. Ken,”  and “The Real O'Neals.” (more...)

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