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Photo Flash: Meet the 12 Finalists for CTG's 2017 August Wilson Monologue CompetitionPhoto Flash: Meet the 12 Finalists for CTG's 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Center Theatre Group has selected 12 local high school students to participate in the regional finals for the 2017 August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) to be held at the Mark Taper Forum on Monday, February 27. Scroll down to meet the finalists! (more...)

Jireh Breon Holder's Civil Rights Work TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Gets Rolling World Premiere with RoundaboutJireh Breon Holder's Civil Rights Work TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Gets Rolling World Premiere with Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Trustees of The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation, Inc. have announced that Too Heavy For Your Pocket by JIREH BREON HOLDER is recipient of the Laurents / Hatcher Foundation Award. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting CompetitionAlliance Theatre Showcases Emerging American Playwrights with National Graduate Playwrighting Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition continues to spotlight the best emerging playwrights with a full production for the competition winner and staged readings for four competition finalists.  Too Heavy for your Pocket, the 13th competition winner, will have its world premiere on the Hertz Stage February 4 - 26, 2017.  Opening night is Thursday, February 9, 2017.  (more...)

HAIRSPRAY's Kenny Leon, GREASE's Thomas Kail Among Directors Guild Award Nominees; Full ListHAIRSPRAY's Kenny Leon, GREASE's Thomas Kail Among Directors Guild Award Nominees; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Directors Guild of America has today announced the nominations for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV , Commercials and Documentary Films for its 69th annual DGA Awards. The guild's feature film nominees will be announced tomorrow, January 12th. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Scott Set for The LEX's CONCERT WITH THE STARSLaura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Scott Set for The LEX's CONCERT WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The LEXington Theatre Company has announced that Laura Bell Bundy (TONY Nominee - Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Television's Fuller House, Anger Management), Leslie Kritzer (Something Rotten, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family, First Date, Television's Smash) and Matthew Scott (An American in Paris, Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim) will be joining this year's line-up of Broadway Vets for "Concert With The Stars," on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm, at The Lexington Opera House (Lexington, KY.) (more...)

Encore Telecast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Delivers 2.5 Million Viewers OverallEncore Telecast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Delivers 2.5 Million Viewers Overall
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Last night, NBC aired an encore telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! The broadcast delivered a 0.5/2 rating in the 18-49 demographic as well as 2.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mykelti Williamson Says 'It's An Honor' to Star in New FENCES FilmBWW Interview: Mykelti Williamson Says 'It's An Honor' to Star in New FENCES Film
by Leigh Scheps - Dec 21, 2016

The inspiration behind the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company says he's never actually eaten there. Mykelti Williamson, the actor who played Forrest Gump's best friend Bubba in the 1994 Academy Award-winning film, admits he's never been to the restaurant featuring his character's name, despite performing only a few blocks away from its Times Square location. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/6/2016 - 12/13/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 12/6/2016 - 12/13/2016
by - Dec 13, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/6/2016 - 12/13/2016. (more...)

NEWSIES Live Performance Film Premiere to Headline 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater FestivalNEWSIES Live Performance Film Premiere to Headline 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Thomas Schumacher, Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Zina Goldrich, Marcy Heisler, Arielle Jacobs, Curt Hansen, Luca Padovan, and New York Times best-selling authors Jodi Picoult and Mary Pope Osborne are some of the talent confirmed for the 2017 iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival Atlanta (#JTF17, #JTFATL) happening January 13-15, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Hudson and HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Say 'Thank You' to ProducersPhoto Flash: Jennifer Hudson and HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Say 'Thank You' to Producers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

The gratitude and nostalgia run deep for the cast of Hairspray Live!, who are continuing to share their thoughts about the special experience on social media. Today, Jennifer Hudson (Motormouth Maybelle) posted an Instagram of her with the live musical's producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, thanking them for believing in her and giving her an opportunity to be a part of Hairspray Live! On the heels of her post, we received a mega thank you photo of the entire cast and members of the creative team. One thing's for sure: we'll be feeling the beat from Hairspray Live! for some time to come! (more...)

Photo Flash: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Members Share Photos of Memories and Life After HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Members Share Photos of Memories and Life After HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

It's only been three days since NBC's latest installment in their series of annual live musical events, Hairspray Live!, but the stars of the production are already being hit hard with nostalgia! Several members of the cast, including Ephraim Sykes (Seaweed), Ariana Grande (Penny), and Tracy herself, Maddie Baillio, have taken to Instagram to express their post-Hairspray feelings. BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the most adorable posts below-let us know which ones we missed, and fingers crossed Ephraim keeps his promise to flood our timelines with more precious behind-the-scenes memories! (more...)

NBC to Air Reprise Telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!,  12/26NBC to Air Reprise Telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Can't get enough of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!? Then tune in to NBC for a reprise telecast of the musical on Monday, December 26th from 8-11 p.m. ET! (more...)

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company Presents the Southeast Premiere of EXIT STRATEGY by Ike HolterKenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company Presents the Southeast Premiere of EXIT STRATEGY by Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Southeastern premiere of Exit Strategy written by Ike Holter and directed by John Dillon, running February 21 - March 19, 2017 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center's Performance Theater.  (more...)

Ariana Grande Shares Emotional Message to Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Ariana Grande Shares Emotional Message to Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 9, 2016

Yesterday, Ariana Grande, who starred as Penny Lou Pingleton in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, turned to Instagram to share an emotional message with the cast and crew of the musical (more...)

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Early Ratings: Down from 'The Wiz'; Matches 'Peter Pan Live'NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Early Ratings: Down from 'The Wiz'; Matches 'Peter Pan Live'
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NBC has just released early ratings results for last night's broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! BWW will be updating these results as more numbers become available. (more...)

VIDEO: Re-Live the Magic - Watch NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! In Full Now!VIDEO: Re-Live the Magic - Watch NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! In Full Now!
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Miss last night's live broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on NBC or just need to re-live the magic all over again? Below, watch the musical in full! (more...)

Review Roundup: Run & Tell That - Critics Weigh In On NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Review Roundup: Run & Tell That - Critics Weigh In On NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE aired last night, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and originated from Los Angeles. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

VIDEO: See Harvey Fierstein Be Welcomed Back to the '60s in HAIRSPRAY LIVEVIDEO: See Harvey Fierstein Be Welcomed Back to the '60s in HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Welcome back to the '60s, Harvey Fierstein! The Tony Award winner reprised his role last night as Edna Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, and we've got the video for you below! Also, keep an eye out for some other performers from the original Broadway cast of HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Timeless HAIRSPRAY LIVE Performances HereVIDEO: Watch the Timeless HAIRSPRAY LIVE Performances Here
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Last night, NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE had the world spinning round and round, and our hearts are still keeping time to the speed of sound. Check out some of the night's timeless performances below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie Baillio Greet the Day with 'Good Morning Baltimore'VIDEO: Watch HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie Baillio Greet the Day with 'Good Morning Baltimore'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Good morning from BroadwayWorld! It still feels like there's a drummer inside our hearts watching Maddie Baillio's performance of 'Good Morning Baltimore' on NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE last night. Check out the video below! (more...)

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