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Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company Announces  Season Opener PROOF by David AuburnKenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company Announces Season Opener PROOF by David Auburn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce the 2016-2017 'Season of Power, Hope & Love'  opening production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning drama, Proof  by David Auburn, directed by Tess Malis Kincaid. (more...)

VIDEO: NBC Unveils First Promo for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Featuring All-Star Cast in Costume!VIDEO: NBC Unveils First Promo for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Featuring All-Star Cast in Costume!
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

NBC today unveiled the highly anticipated HAIRSPRAY LIVE! first-look promo — featuring the all-star cast in costume for the first time! (more...)

Theatrical Outfit Continues 40th Anniversary Season with the One Man Tour de Force, THURGOODTheatrical Outfit Continues 40th Anniversary Season with the One Man Tour de Force, THURGOOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

'This election year, as we exercise our civic responsibility to choose our future leadership, what better instruction and inspiration do we have than this, to attend to the true story of an American who made our nation, and our world, a more hopeful place to be?" - Tom Key, Artistic Director, Theatrical Outfit (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up FestivalBroadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Welcome to the '60's! First Look at HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Edna & Tracy in CostumeWelcome to the '60's! First Look at HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Edna & Tracy in Costume
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first look at Harvey Fierstein and newcomer Maddie Baillio in costume in their iconic roles as Edna and Tracy Turnblad in NBC's upcoming HAIRSPRAY LIVE!. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame!Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's Heather Headley Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame!
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning actress Heather Headley was honored by Sardi's with her very own caricature, which will join the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. Check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

NBC Reveals Starry New Poster Art for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!NBC Reveals Starry New Poster Art for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

NBC has revealed new poster art for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! featuring the names of the all-star cast members and the tagline 'We all dance to the same beat!'  (more...)

SummerStage Brings Roger Guenveur Smith, Saul Williams and Chicago to the Stage in AugustSummerStage Brings Roger Guenveur Smith, Saul Williams and Chicago to the Stage in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Summer may be winding down but SummerStage, NYC's largest free performing arts festival still has several great theater and spoken word performances left.  (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Reveals Which Show-Stopping HAIRSPRAY Number Was Almost Cut from ShowHarvey Fierstein Reveals Which Show-Stopping HAIRSPRAY Number Was Almost Cut from Show
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

In a new interview in The Hollywood Reporter, HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Harvey Fierstein and Jennifer Hudson spoke to reporters about the upcoming live broadcast on NBC. F (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth & Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Appear at Summer Press TourPhoto Flash: Kristin Chenoweth & Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Appear at Summer Press Tour
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 3, 2016

The cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, Derek Hough, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, Maddie Baillio, Jennifer Hudson, and Ariana Grande appeared at the NBCUniversal Summer Press Tour. (more...)

Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

It was announced Tuesday that Broadway vets, Sean Hayes and Rosie O'Donnell would be joining the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live! as Mr. Pinky and Tracy Turnblad's gym teacher. This news comes hot on the heels of yesterday's announcement that Disney channel star, Dove Cameron, and Garrett Clayton would be joining the cast as Amber von Tussle and Link Larkin, respectively.  (more...)

ECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 GalaECLIPSED Playwright, Producers to Be Feted at TCG's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 2016 gala will honor Tony-nominated and OBIE-winning playwright and acclaimed 'The Walking Dead' actress Danai Gurira. (more...)

VIDEO: Meet the Newest Stars of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Dove Cameron & Garrett ClaytonVIDEO: Meet the Newest Stars of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Dove Cameron & Garrett Clayton
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 2, 2016

Dove Cameron, a star of Disney Channel's popular series 'Liv and Maddie,' has been cast as Amber Von Tussle, while Garrett Clayton, co-star of a pair of TV movie musicals, will play Link Larkin (more...)

Dove Cameron and Garrett Clayton Join NBC'S All-Star HAIRSPRAY LIVE! CastDove Cameron and Garrett Clayton Join NBC'S All-Star HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Dove Cameron, a star of Disney Channel's popular series “Liv and Maddie,” has been cast as Amber Von Tussle, while Garrett Clayton, co-star of a pair of TV movie musicals, will play Link Larkin on NBC's 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 telecast of “Hairspray Live!”  (more...)

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Doesn't Get Crabby When Her Name Is MisspelledVIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Doesn't Get Crabby When Her Name Is Misspelled
by Michael Dale - Aug 1, 2016

The Broadway favorite is prepared when she finds her name misspelled at her parking spot. (more...)

Sneak Peak: Jennifer Hudson Rehearses HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Sneak Peak: Jennifer Hudson Rehearses HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

As previously reported, Jennifer Hudson will be taking on the role of Motormouth Maybelle in NBC's production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE on December 7th. Check out a sneak peak of J-Hud rehearsing the iconic, I KNOW WHERE I'VE BEEN below! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Gets Crabby With Marc ShaimanPHOTO FLASH: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Gets Crabby With Marc Shaiman
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will be taking on the role of the deliciously evil Velma Von Tussle, a/k/a the former Miss Baltimore Crabs. (more...)

2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center2016 MFA Playwrights' Workshop to Develop Eight New Works at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, is pleased to co-present the 11th annual MFA Playwright's Workshop (MFAPW) in association with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and Stanford University's National Center for New Plays. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy NominationsBWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE's Paul Tazewell, Derek McLane & Neil Meron React to Emmy Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 15, 2016

Yesterday, NBC's THE WIZ LIVE garnered six Emmy Award nominations. Below, return to the magical land of Oz with video and photos from the Emmy-nominated broadcast! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

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