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8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Held Tonight8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition Held Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters present the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition tonight, May 2nd, at 7 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

JUST IN: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Now Accepting Tracy Turnblad Video Auditions!JUST IN: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Now Accepting Tracy Turnblad Video Auditions!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Today it was announced that video auditions will now be accepted for the role. Check out all the details HERE! (more...)

Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short and Emmy Award-winner Derek Hough have joined the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Scoop: NBC's HAIRSPRAY to Air from L.A.; Will Feature Multiple Locations, Live AudienceScoop: NBC's HAIRSPRAY to Air from L.A.; Will Feature Multiple Locations, Live Audience
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that production for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! will be the first NBC musical to shoot out in Los Angeles, instead of New York. (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Photo Flash: Hundreds of Tracy Turnblad Hopefuls Attend Open Call for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVEPhoto Flash: Hundreds of Tracy Turnblad Hopefuls Attend Open Call for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the open call for the role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! is being held today, April 24th, from 10am-2pm. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at photos from the event; check them out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

Lifetime Announces 2016-17 Development Slate Including Projects from Selena Gomez, Janet Jackson & MoreLifetime Announces 2016-17 Development Slate Including Projects from Selena Gomez, Janet Jackson & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Lifetime announced today a bold new programming slate and a new multi-platform initiative dedicated to growing the network's leadership position as the ultimate destination for women's entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and Kenny Leon Q&A with Richard RidgePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and Kenny Leon Q&A with Richard Ridge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Last night, April 14, Shanice Williams and director Kenny Leon of THE WIZ LIVE! stopped by for a SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' at the The New School - University Center (UL 105) 63 Fifth Avenue. Scroll down for photos from the discussion! (more...)

Mark Your Calendar! NBC Will Broadcast HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7Mark Your Calendar! NBC Will Broadcast HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

NBC will have an open casting call for the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the upcoming holiday special HAIRSPRAY LIVE!. The network has also set an air date for the live broadcast of Wednesday, Dec. 7th! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams & Kenny LeonBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams & Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On Thursday, April 14 (7pm), join us for a very special Q&A with Shanice Williams and Director Kenny Leon of The Wiz Live!, moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'. The event will take place at The New School - University Center (UL 105) 63 Fifth Avenue. (more...)

8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held in May8th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

True Colors Theatre Company and Jujamcyn Theaters have announced that the 8th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition will take place on Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).   (more...)

Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

If you've ever wanted to strut you stuff on the Corny Collins Show, today is your lucky day! NBC and Telsey + Company just announced that there will be an open call to cast HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s young leading lady. Check out the details below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BRIGHT STAR!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BRIGHT STAR!
by Walter McBride - Mar 25, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Starbegan performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened just last night, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the festivities and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

World Premiere Musicals from Beguelin/Sklar, Sugarland's Kristian Bush & More Set for Alliance Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonWorld Premiere Musicals from Beguelin/Sklar, Sugarland's Kristian Bush & More Set for Alliance Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth have announced the 2016/17 Season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series. The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families. The 2016/17 season marks the Alliance's last in its current theater space before it undergoes a complete renovation, its first since it was built in 1968. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Claire Danes, John Krasinski, Hank Azaria & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's DRY POWDERPhoto Coverage: Claire Danes, John Krasinski, Hank Azaria & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's DRY POWDER
by Walter McBride - Mar 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents the world premiere play Dry Powder by Sarah Burgess, directed by Thomas Kail. Part of Oskar Eustis' 10th Anniversary season, this deliciously funny new drama about the people shaping, and skewing, the American economy has been extended a final week to Sunday, May 1. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: See Kenny Leon, Geneva Carr, Carmen Cusack and More Attend the Opening Night of THE EFFECTPhoto Flash: See Kenny Leon, Geneva Carr, Carmen Cusack and More Attend the Opening Night of THE EFFECT
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 23, 2016

When it debuted, THE EFFECT took London by storm, winning Best New Play from the UK Critics' Circle. Now, award-winning director David Cromer (Our Town, Tribes) helms a new American production of this exhilarating play in the first collaboration between The National Theatre, Jean Doumanian Productions, and Barrow Street Theatre. This production marks the off-Broadway producing debut for The National Theatre when it premiered on Sunday, March 20th 2016.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Photo Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2016 August Wilson Monologue CompetitionPhoto Flash: Three Local Students Top CTG's 2016 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

From a field of 12 local high school students, Damaris Vizvett, Samuel Christian and Aryana Williams have been selected as the top three performers in the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) regional finals hosted at Center Theatre Group's Mark Taper Forum on Monday night, February 29, 2016. Vizvett and Christian will go on to represent Los Angeles in the national finals on May 2. This year's competition featured high school students from three Southern California counties. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kenny Leon on His Fast-Talking SMART PEOPLEBWW Interview: Kenny Leon on His Fast-Talking SMART PEOPLE
by Naomi Serviss - Mar 1, 2016

Lydia R. Diamond's quick and often-witty play points a critical lens on racism in America. (more...)

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