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Announcing the Winners for the 2017 BWW Dance World AwardsAnnouncing the Winners for the 2017 BWW Dance World Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

BWW is excited to announce the winners for the first annual BWW Dance World Awards! The awards honor professional dance that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors set the categories, our readers submitted the nominees and voted for their favorites!  (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & NoblePatti LuPone and Christine Ebersole to Sign Copies of WAR PAINT Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - with a special in-store event at Barnes & Noble on Friday, July 14 at 2:30 PM.  (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome - It's a Memorable Musical That Is Both Thrilling and Magical!BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome - It's a Memorable Musical That Is Both Thrilling and Magical!
by Charles Shubow - Jun 30, 2017

I always find it exciting to see a musical I know nothing about and FINDING NEVERLAND fits that bill. I remember watching Jennifer Hudson sing 'Neverland' on the 2014 Tony Awards and recall watching the cast perform on the NBC 'Thanksgiving Day Parade' in November, 2014. The cast included Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer, Laura Michelle Kelly and Carolee Carmello. However, the Tony Awards snubbed the musical with no nominations. After seeing the show this week, I do not understand why. I found the musical absolutely wonderful and worthy of a Tony nomination for Best Musical. FUN HOME won the Tony for Best Musical in 2015 beating out SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE VISIT, and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. There were no nominations for FINDING NEVERLAND. (more...)

BWW Review: 'FINDING NEVERLAND' is a Magical Journey at Hippodrome TheatreBWW Review: 'FINDING NEVERLAND' is a Magical Journey at Hippodrome Theatre
by Daniel Collins - Jun 28, 2017

If you've seen the Johnny Depp 2004 film, 'Finding Neverland,' you're aware of the story of playwright J. M. Barrie and how his relationship with widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her four boys, George, Jack, Peter and Michael, inspired him to write the classic play, 'Peter Pan.' If you haven't, you can find the whole movie online, or just Google it like everything else these days. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya! ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Arsht CenterPhoto Flash: The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya! ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway in Miami are pleased to announce that tickets for the Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The first national tour will celebrate its Grand Opening in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 5-15, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing ArtsBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, and his 2004 film adaptation Finding Neverland. (more...)

BWW Previews: ON YOUR FEET at Arsht Center for the Performing ArtsBWW Previews: ON YOUR FEET at Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 22, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway in Miami are pleased to announce that tickets for the Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The first national tour will celebrate its Grand Opening in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 5-15, 2017. (more...)

Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next YearGeorgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESARBerkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone has responded to the recent controversy surrounding JULIUS CAESAR at The Public Theater. (more...)

John Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLANDJohn Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) is thrilled to begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

John Davidson to Join FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook'John Davidson to Join FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) will begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!Photo Coverage: JULIUS CAESAR Celebrates Opening Night in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 13, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the show opened last night at the Delacorte Theater. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Oskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAROskar Eustis Delivers Statement Before Tonight's Performance of JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARDramatists Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

NEA Confirms It Did Not Fund The Public's Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARNEA Confirms It Did Not Fund The Public's Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America, had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the National Endowment for the Arts has clarified in a statement that none of its funds have been used to support the show. (more...)

Public Theater Releases  Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARPublic Theater Releases Statement on Controversy Surrounding Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 12, 2017

Following news that two major sponsors, Delta Air Lines and Bank of America had pulled financial support for The Public Theater in response to their Donald Trump-Themed Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR, the Public Theater has released a statement. (more...)

Delta Sponsored 2012 Guthrie Theater Season Which Featured Obama Inspired  Julius CaesarDelta Sponsored 2012 Guthrie Theater Season Which Featured Obama Inspired Julius Caesar
by Alan Henry - Jun 12, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump.  (more...)

UPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESARUPDATE: Delta and Bank of America Pull Public Theater Sponsorship Following Trump-Themed JULIUS CAESAR
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

On Sunday night, Delta Air Lines announced that they were ending their four-year-old sponsorship agreement with the Public Theater over their current Shakespeare in the Park production of JULIUS CAESAR. The play, which is set to open at Central Park's Delacorte Theatre on Monday, depicts the Roman dictator in a way that calls to mind President Donald Trump.  (more...)

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