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BWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on TourBWW Interview: Scott Cote as Brother Jeremiah in SOMETHING ROTTEN on Tour
by Kathy Strain - May 16, 2017

When Nick and Nigel Bottom decided they wanted to write a new hit play, they knew they had a lot of work ahead of them. With William Shakespeare as their competition, they knew they had to be new and innovative. The hilarious show SOMETHING ROTTEN is an original musical comedy with a book by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick and music and lyrics by Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick. It follows their adventures in writing the first musical and the cast of characters that add to the humor of the show. Scott Cote plays Brother Jeremiah and can be called the 'villain' of the show. BWW caught up with Scott as he prepares to come to Austin, Texas with the cast to share this fun show. (more...)

Kevin Costner to Star in Paramount Network's Original Scripted Drama YELLOWSTONEKevin Costner to Star in Paramount Network's Original Scripted Drama YELLOWSTONE
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

World-renowned actor and Oscar(R)-winner Kevin Costner will serve in the lead role in YELLOWSTONE, the first scripted series greenlit for the Paramount Network. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Sydney Season ExtendedTHE BODYGUARD Sydney Season Extended
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Sydney season of the award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD has been extended by popular demand to 2 July and final seats will go on sale on Monday 15 May. (more...)

Comedian Bill Burr to Perform at Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las VegasComedian Bill Burr to Perform at Park Theater at Monte Carlo in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Comedian Bill Burr will perform his hilarious stand-up routine Friday, Sept. 29 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The multi-talented Boston, Mass. native will take the stage at 9 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Stands Watch at Broadway San JoseBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Stands Watch at Broadway San Jose
by Robert Sokol - Apr 27, 2017

Deborah Cox and company make THE BODYGUARD easy to consume pop nostalgia in a slick production that makes few demands and delivers on the expected soundtrack highlights. (more...)

Gentleman Jack And Omari Hardwick Celebrate African American Filmmakers With Real To ReelGentleman Jack And Omari Hardwick Celebrate African American Filmmakers With Real To Reel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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International Hit THE BODYGUARD Opens In AustraliaInternational Hit THE BODYGUARD Opens In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD begins its Australian tour tomorrow night with the first preview at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost are thrilled Australian audiences will finally experience this exciting show, with its iconic story and soaring ballads. (more...)

BWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARDBWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARD
by Courtney Symes - Apr 19, 2017

How does a musical do justice to the late Whitney Houston? By casting Grammy Award-nominated Deborah Cox in the role originated by Houston. The Bodyguard the Musical is based off of the 1992 film, which starred Houston and Kevin Costner. It ran in London's West End from December 2012-August 2014 and the North American tour began in November 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright, Jeremiah Miller of GUILTY PARTIES OF NEW ORLEANS at Theater Of The Seventh SisterBWW Interview: Playwright, Jeremiah Miller of GUILTY PARTIES OF NEW ORLEANS at Theater Of The Seventh Sister
by Rich Mehrenberg - Apr 17, 2017

"Guilty Parties" tells the true story of Jim Garrison, the only man to ever bring a trial in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The play examines the suspicion toward "the establishment" that began to take root in this country at that time, and which is alive and well more than 50 years late (more...)

VIDEO: FENCES Star Viola Davis Reads RENT PARTY JAZZ for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' SeriesVIDEO: FENCES Star Viola Davis Reads RENT PARTY JAZZ for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Academy Award winner Viola Davis (Fences, How to Get Away With Murder) shines a light on the unsung tradition of rent parties for Jazz Appreciation Month in the newest Storyline Online video, released today by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. Below, watch Davis read the critically acclaimed children's book Rent Party Jazz, written by William Miller, illustrated by Charlotte Riley-Webb and published by Lee & Low Books! (more...)

A Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERSA Classic Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

A Classic Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's 'Love Letters' starring Annie Gaybis and Peter Gutierrez in this 'tender sketch of the bond between two people who cannot live with, or without, each other.' William A. Henry III, Time (more...)

Wetv Greenlights Season Two of Hit Series MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKERWetv Greenlights Season Two of Hit Series MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKER
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

WE tv announced today that it has renewed MILLION DOLLAR MATCHMAKER starring Patti Stanger for a second season. The unscripted relationship show, which features the incomparable matchmaker as she helps her toughest clients find true love, will return with 10 hour-long episodes to premiere later this year. (more...)

BWW Preview:  THE BODYGUARD Opens at the Saenger Theatre TonightBWW Preview: THE BODYGUARD Opens at the Saenger Theatre Tonight
by Heidi Scheuermann - Apr 4, 2017

If you loved the movie The Bodyguard, you're in luck because now there's a stage musical that originated in London that's on tour all across the United States right now, and they're paying New Orleans a visit this week. THE BODYGUARD is opening tonight at the Saenger Theatre, and if you're ready to hear R&B/pop recording artist and actress (Film: Akeelah and the Bee, Hotel Rwanda; Broadway: AIDA, JEKYLL & HYDE) Deborah Cox belt her face off then this is a show you're not going to want to miss out on. (more...)

New Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonNew Works by Rajiv Joseph, Lawrence Wright, Suzanne Vega & Duncan Sheik Slated for Alley Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Gregory Boyd, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre announces eight productions for its 2017-2018 season, including the premiere of three plays developed in the Alley All New Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Playwright Rajiv Joseph On GUARDS AT THE TAJBWW Interview: Playwright Rajiv Joseph On GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2017

Rajiv Joseph's plays include Gruesome Playground Injuries, All This Intimacy and the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo. On screen, he's written for TV series Nurse Jackie and feature film Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner. His 2015 play Guards at the Taj, about two imperial guards in 17th-century India handed a gruesome decree, has its European premiere at the Bush Theatre, directed by Jamie Lloyd, beginning previews on 7 April. (more...)

New AARP Study Reveals Moviegoers 50 and Older Make-up One Third of All Theatre Seats in The USNew AARP Study Reveals Moviegoers 50 and Older Make-up One Third of All Theatre Seats in The US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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BWW Preview: Peace Center 2017-18 SEASON Promises Love, Music, and PiesBWW Preview: Peace Center 2017-18 SEASON Promises Love, Music, and Pies
by Neil Shurley - Mar 29, 2017

Love and triumph, conga and rock, romance and pies. The Peace Center's 2017-2018 Broadway season boasts an eclectic line-up of musicals, including Tony AwardŽ winners, returning classics, and shows that may well become your new favorites. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARDBWW Interview: Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARD
by Justin Cole Adams - Mar 28, 2017

Jasmin Richardson talks about working with Deborah Cox and the BODYGUARD musical. (more...)

Indie Folk Singers Sarah Murdoch and Jeremy Aaron to Play Desmond's TavernIndie Folk Singers Sarah Murdoch and Jeremy Aaron to Play Desmond's Tavern
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Indie folk singers Sarah Murdoch and Jeremy Aaron join forces for a one night concert at Park Avenue's favorite Irish pub, Desmond's Tavern. (more...)

BWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARDBWW Review: Deborah Cox Dazzles Nashville Audiences in THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 22, 2017

Deborah Cox, the Grammy Award-nominated R&B and pop music star now headlining the national tour of The Bodyguard - the stage musical based upon the 1992 film - proves herself to be every inch the star. From the very first moment she appears onstage, clad in Tim Hatley's eye-popping costume as 'Queen of the Night,' Cox carries with her that unmistakable, but hard to define, quality that sets her apart from mere mortals. (more...)

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