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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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Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2016

Music superstar and stage and television actress Ariana Grande has been added to an already impressive cast for NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' playing the role of Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad's incorrigible best friend. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th SeasonTickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in 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.  (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson to Be Honored at 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles AwardsSamuel L. Jackson to Be Honored at 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce it will honor award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at this year's British Academy Britannia Awards. (more...)

Breaking: Kristin Chenoweth to Portray Velma Von Tussle in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Breaking: Kristin Chenoweth to Portray Velma Von Tussle in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth took to Twitter today to announce the exciting news that she will portray Velma Von Tussle in NBC's live broadcast of HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

Broadway Director Scott Ellis to Helm NBC's A FEW GOOD MEN LIVEBroadway Director Scott Ellis to Helm NBC's A FEW GOOD MEN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

At today's Variety's annual TV Summit held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, playwright Aaron Sorkin revealed the news that Scott Ellis will direct NBC's upcoming live adaptation of A FEW GOOD MEN. (more...)

PHOTO: Two Tracys! Marissa Jaret Winokur Meets HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie BaillioPHOTO: Two Tracys! Marissa Jaret Winokur Meets HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Maddie Baillio
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Marissa Jaret Winokur, Broadway's original Tracy Turnblad, and Maddie Baillio, NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Tracy Turnblad, have met, and both actresses took to Instagram to share it!  (more...)

The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!The First-Timers Club: Hats Off to the New Tony Nominees of 2016!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jun 10, 2016

From royalty, to rockers; revolutionaries to refugees- check out who's new to the Tony block this year, below! (more...)

BWW TV: Maddie Baillio Opens Up About Landing the Coveted Role of Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BWW TV: Maddie Baillio Opens Up About Landing the Coveted Role of Tracy Turnblad in HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2016

On this morning's TODAY it was announced that newcomer Maddie Baillio has been cast as teenager Tracy Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE. Harvey Fierstein, who will reprise his Tony Award-winning role as Edna Turnblad, introduced his fictional daughter and shared that he is currently working on the script which he says may be a little different than the film and stage version of the show. BroadwayWorld met with Baillio this morning at 30 Rock, where the star-to-be opened up about how she landed the role, her reaction upon receiving the news and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Kevin Kline & More Return to the Public for THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE!Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Kevin Kline & More Return to the Public for THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 7, 2016

Just last night, The Public Theater presented its Annual Gala, THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Jeremy McCarter, the always highly-anticipated gala included scenes from Shakespeare's greatest works and the American poems, songs, and stories they inspired, performed by some of The Public's and the nation's, most celebrated actors and musicians.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Tracy Turnblad Revealed!NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Tracy Turnblad Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

On this morning's TODAY, HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Harvey Fierstein announced that his fictional teenage daughter Tracey will be played by Maddie Baillio! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Reunites for Performance & Panel Discussion!STAGE TUBE: Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Reunites for Performance & Panel Discussion!
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2016

The cast and crew of NBC's acclaimed production of THE WIZ LIVE! reunited yesterday, Wednesday, June 1 at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles for a panel discussion and live musical performances. Check out clips from the day below! (more...)

TDF Open Doors Graduation Held Next MondayTDF Open Doors Graduation Held Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students, and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 6 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical PerformancesPhoto Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The cast and crew of NBC's acclaimed production of THE WIZ LIVE! reunited Wednesday, June 1 at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles for a panel discussion and live musical performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Carpet for Opening Night of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR!Photo Coverage: On the Carpet for Opening Night of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR!
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2016

Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR is the organization's first production created specifically for Broadway. PARAMOUR just opened last night, May 25 at the Lyric Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night. Check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig Will Receive Honorary Doctorate from SUNY OneontaTony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig Will Receive Honorary Doctorate from SUNY Oneonta
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Hal Luftig will receive an honorary doctorate from his alma mater, SUNY Oneonta, tomorrow, Saturday, May 14, when Luftig will also address the graduating Class of 2016 at Commencement. (more...)

Local Student Damaris Vizvett Wins 2nd Place at National August Wilson Monologue CompetitionLocal Student Damaris Vizvett Wins 2nd Place at National August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Local high school student and CTG regional finalist Damaris Vizvett took second place in the national finals for the August Wilson Monologue Competition (AWMC) on Monday, May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the National August Wilson Monologue Competition!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the National August Wilson Monologue Competition!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 4, 2016

Chicago Public School student Ireon Roach was awarded first place in the National August WilsonMonologue Competition, which was held May 2, 2016, at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway in New York City. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special night below! (more...)

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