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BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held tonight, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. BroadwayWorld stopped by rehearsals today and is excited to bring you footage from the studio and interviews with the students and their mentors! (more...)

2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PANCabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

New Song from Disney Channel's DESCENDANTS 2 to Debut on Radio Disney TodayNew Song from Disney Channel's DESCENDANTS 2 to Debut on Radio Disney Today
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2017

China Anne McClain will take over Radio Disney for the premiere of the commanding, feet-stomping single 'What's My Name' from the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 on THURSDAY, JUNE 1 (more...)

Norm Macdonald, Katherine Ryan, Maz Jobrani and More to Bring Laughts to Carolines on Broadway This JuneNorm Macdonald, Katherine Ryan, Maz Jobrani and More to Bring Laughts to Carolines on Broadway This June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of June. (more...)

BWW Interview: BWW Hosts NEWSIES Film-Stage Talkback with MSMTBWW Interview: BWW Hosts NEWSIES Film-Stage Talkback with MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 20, 2017

Maine State Music Theatre hosted a special series of free FILM FRIDAYS events which previewed the summer shows, showed the original (or subsequent) movie and offered a talkback with Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, in interview with BWW's Maine Editor, Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold. Here is an sli8ghtly edited version of the talkback of May 17, 2017, which discussed the 1992 Kenny Ortega film version of NEWSIES and the 2012 Broadway staging, and gave some hints about what Midcoast Mine could expect this summer at MSMT! Have a look/ listen! (more...)

Disney Channel & Disney XD Announce Star-Filled D23 Expo 2017 EventsDisney Channel & Disney XD Announce Star-Filled D23 Expo 2017 Events
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Disney Junior will present one-of-a-kind experiences for kids and families during D23 Expo 2017, the ultimate Disney fan event, taking place FRIDAY, JULY 14–SUNDAY, JULY 16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. (more...)

Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 to Have Simultaneous Premiere on 5 TV Networks This JulyOriginal Movie DESCENDANTS 2 to Have Simultaneous Premiere on 5 TV Networks This July
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

A far-reaching, unprecedented and simultaneous premiere has been set for the Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2 across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group, FRIDAY, JULY 21 (8:00 p.m. EDT) (more...)

DESCENDANTS 2 Debut First Single 'Ways to Be Wicked' from Movie's SoundtrackDESCENDANTS 2 Debut First Single 'Ways to Be Wicked' from Movie's Soundtrack
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Stars of the highly anticipated Disney Channel Original Movie DESCENDANTS 2, Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Cameron Boyce and Booboo Stewart, will debut 'Ways to Be Wicked,' the first track from the 'Descendants 2' soundtrack, on Radio Disney today, THURSDAY, APRIL 13 (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and MoreMusic Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

Broadway's James Harkness Presents FRAGMENTS this May at The Metropolitan RoomBroadway's James Harkness Presents FRAGMENTS this May at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

As a veteran performer,  James Harkness' career thus far has ranged from small stages in casino cities to concert stages in many parts of the world to the boob tube and the silver screen having worked with the likes of Kenny Ortega, Debbie Allen, Reba McIntyre, Elijah Wood. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Will Be Honored at Cielo Gala 2017HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Will Be Honored at Cielo Gala 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Actor Javier Muńoz, star of Broadway's hit show Hamilton and HIV/AIDS activist, will be recognized with the 2017 Ilka Award, at the Latino Commission on AIDS' Annual Cielo gala to be celebrated Friday, April 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (more...)

Tyra Banks Named Host of AMERICA'S GOT TALENTTyra Banks Named Host of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

Emmy Award winner Tyra Banks, who created and executive produced “America's Next Top Model” for 23 cycles, headlined her own talk show, is consistently ranked by Time magazine as one of the world's most influential people and serves as CEO of her own multimillion-dollar beauty company, has joined NBC's “America's Got Talent” — summer's most-watched show — as host for the upcoming 12th season. (more...)

Richard Gere, NORMAN Screening to Open 34th Annual Miami Film Festival; Lineup Announced!Richard Gere, NORMAN Screening to Open 34th Annual Miami Film Festival; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Acclaimed box office star, producer and humanitarian Richard Gere will open the 34th edition of Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival on March 3, 2017, followed by an Opening Night Gala screening of his new film, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, directed by 2-time Oscar-nominated Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar, with the KORBEL Opening Night Party to follow at Miami's Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Gattelli Taps into Big Screen NEWSIES  and Broadway-Bound FROZENBWW Interview: Christopher Gattelli Taps into Big Screen NEWSIES and Broadway-Bound FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Christopher Gattelli, the Tony-winning choreographer, is practically jumping with joy over the success of ''Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!'' and its giant leap to the big screen. Its three-day screenings (Feb. 16, 18 and 22) broke records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event from Fathom Events. And now ''Disney's Newsies'' will return for an encore showing on Saturday, March 4, at 12:55 p.m. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE BODYGUARD in MelbourneFull Cast Announced for THE BODYGUARD in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that the Melbourne season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at the Regent Theatre from 24 August. The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. (more...)

VIDEO: Jim Belushi and Gloria Estefan Get Real with Diversity in A CHANGE OF HEART TrailerVIDEO: Jim Belushi and Gloria Estefan Get Real with Diversity in A CHANGE OF HEART Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter just unveiled the official trailer for Kenny Ortega's A CHANGE OF HEART film, starring Jim Belushi and featuring ON YOUR FEET!'s Gloria Estefan. Check it out below! (more...)

Christina Carlisi to Star in the West Coast Premiere of MARTHA, 3/12Christina Carlisi to Star in the West Coast Premiere of MARTHA, 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Martha Graham simply refused to quit. Her influence on dance, which is often compared to Picasso's influence on modern art and the impact that Frank Lloyd Wright had on architecture, has unequivocally transformed the art form. She pursued her vision with unwavering dedication in spite of the difficulties and challenges it brought to her life. Which were many. (more...)

Richard Gere, NORMAN Screening to Open 34th Annual Miami Film Festival; Lineup Announced!Richard Gere, NORMAN Screening to Open 34th Annual Miami Film Festival; Lineup Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Acclaimed box office star, producer and humanitarian Richard Gere will open the 34th edition of Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival on March 3, 2017, followed by an Opening Night Gala screening of his new film, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, directed by 2-time Oscar-nominated Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar, with the KORBEL Opening Night Party to follow at Miami's Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building. (more...)

FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN Arrives on DVD TodayFOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN Arrives on DVD Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Transcend your expectations as THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN arrives on an extended cut DVD today, December 6th! (more...)

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