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Photo Flash: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Cast & Creatives Meet the Press in Chicago!Photo Flash: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Cast & Creatives Meet the Press in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Yesterday, May 19, the cast and creative team of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL arrived in Chicago for a press conference. Check out a look at the big day below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Director Tina Landau Talks THE SPONGEBOB MUSICALSTAGE TUBE: Director Tina Landau Talks THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, the cast and creative team of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL arrived in Chicago - and BroadwayWorld.com was on hand to meet the team! Today's entry: director, co-conceiver, and hometown Steppenwolf Ensemble member Tina Landau discusses the world premiere. Keep an eye on BroadwayWorld.com all week for SPONGEBOB updates from local contributors Misha Davenport and M. William Panek. (more...)

VIDEO: John Legend Talks New Off-Broadway Play TURN ME LOOSEVIDEO: John Legend Talks New Off-Broadway Play TURN ME LOOSE
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Music superstar John Legend stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about his new off-Broadway show TURN ME LOOSE, based on the life of 1960s comic Dick Gregory. (more...)

Adele, Drake Among Nominees for the 2016 BET AWARDS; Full List!Adele, Drake Among Nominees for the 2016 BET AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (VIA, VIA.B), today announced the nominations for the 2016 'BET Awards,' taking place at Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 26. (more...)

I'LL SAY SHE IS Opened 92 Years Ago Today; Revival to Begin May 28 Off-BroadwayI'LL SAY SHE IS Opened 92 Years Ago Today; Revival to Begin May 28 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, originally opened 92 years ago today -- on May 19, 1924 at the 875-seat Casino Theatre on Broadway at 39th Street. It played for 313 performances before being lost to history. Thanks to Grouch Marx enthusiast Noah Diamond, I'LL SAY SHE IS will return to the stage in a historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. (more...)

BWW TV: What's Happening in Bikini Bottom During THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL? The Creative Team Opens Up!BWW TV: What's Happening in Bikini Bottom During THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL? The Creative Team Opens Up!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 17, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives set out to tell the story in the musical! (more...)

Season Finale of WGN America's UNDERGROUND is #1 Original Scripted Series on CableSeason Finale of WGN America's UNDERGROUND is #1 Original Scripted Series on Cable
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

The pulse-pounding season one finale of WGN America's hit Underground Railroad thriller UNDERGROUND, was the #1 scripted original series on cable last Wednesday night among sought-after demos Adults 25-54 (more...)

Ruby Friedman Orchestra Premieres 'I'm Not Your Friend' SingleRuby Friedman Orchestra Premieres 'I'm Not Your Friend' Single
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Today, May 16, the RUBY FRIEDMAN ORCHESTRA teams with POPMATTERS.com to premiere the lead single 'I'm Not Your Friend' off their long-awaited debut roots-infused album GEM (out Friday, June 24). Click here to check it out. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 5/8/2016 - 5/15/2016Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 5/8/2016 - 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 5/8/2016 - 5/15/2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SCANDAL's Joe Morton Talks Off-Broadway's TURN ME LOOSE on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAELSTAGE TUBE: SCANDAL's Joe Morton Talks Off-Broadway's TURN ME LOOSE on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2016

John Legend and Mike Jackson present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory - starring SCANDAL's Joe Morton - that shines a light on the first Black comedian to expose white audiences to racial comedy. Morton stopped by LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL earlier this week where he opened up about the production - check out a clip below! (more...)

Kygo Releases Debut Album 'Could Nine'Kygo Releases Debut Album 'Could Nine'
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

A stunning LP produced and written by Kyrre himself, 'Cloud Nine' features some of the most talented artists in the music industry across an incredible array of genres, with the likes of John Legend, Foxes, Tom Odell, Labrinth and Angus & Julia Stone all contributing to original songs for the album. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 5/16 - 5/27 on NBCScoop: TODAY 5/16 - 5/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 5/16 - 5/27, airing on NBC (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Conclude 56th Season with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOTContra Costa Civic Theatre to Conclude 56th Season with Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) concludes its 56th season with the two-time Tony award-winning musical, American Idiot, directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, who returns to CCCT following his acclaimed Bay Area premiere production of The Addams Family, with music direction by Kevin Roland, who helmed CCCT's recent productions of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. American Idiot plays from June 10 through July 17; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives Dive Into Crafting Sets, Props & More!BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives Dive Into Crafting Sets, Props & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives are crafting the sets, props and more for the musical! (more...)

Apollo Theater Appoints New Executive ProducerApollo Theater Appoints New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Apollo Theater today announced the appointment of Kamilah Forbes as the Theater's new Executive Producer. A director, producer, and co­founder of Hi­ARTS/Hip Hop Theater Festival, Forbes will join the Apollo in September 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives on Bringing the Characters of Bikini Bottom to the StageBWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives on Bringing the Characters of Bikini Bottom to the Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives are bringing the characters to the stage! (more...)

World Premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Extends Chicago RunWorld Premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Extends Chicago Run
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and The SpongeBob Musical have announced a one-week extension through Sunday, July 10. Performances will begin on Tuesday, June 7 at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). (more...)

Meghan Trainor to Stop in Seattle This SummerMeghan Trainor to Stop in Seattle This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Meghan Trainor will perform on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 8:00PM at Seattle's WAMU Theater. (more...)

WGN America Gives Season 2 Order to Underground Railroad Thriller UNDERGROUNDWGN America Gives Season 2 Order to Underground Railroad Thriller UNDERGROUND
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller UNDERGROUND, among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season (more...)

WGN America Renews UNDERGROUND for Second SeasonWGN America Renews UNDERGROUND for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

WGN America's Underground Railroad thriller 'Underground,' among the most widely praised series of the year and the network's most-watched original program ever, has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Matt Cherniss, President and General Manager, WGN America and Tribune Studios. The breakout hit series, created by Misha Green and Joe Pokaski, draws 3 million Total Viewers on Wednesday nights season-to-date in Live + 7 delivery, lifting an average of +131% in time-shifted viewing among Adults 25-54, and is the #6 highest-rated scripted series premiere of any cable drama this season. 'Underground' was the #1 original scripted series on cable last Wednesday night across all key demos in Live + 3 ratings. (more...)

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