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On The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARDOn The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

After some 2,200 performances as the legendary Bob Crewe in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys, Jonathan Hadley is more than happy - maybe even contented - to update his resume with the words "journeyman actor," as he adds the role of Sy Spector in The Bodyguard to the list of roles for which he is justifiably well-known. (more...)

Young Actors Revealed for Sydney Season of THE BODYGUARDYoung Actors Revealed for Sydney Season of THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced the four young actors who will share the role of Fletcher, the son of the Rachel Marron character, during the Sydney season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. The young actors are Rome Champion (10 years old, of Pyrmont), Tyrese Medina (8, Russell Lea), Chetachi Nwaogazi (10, Yagoona) and Joshua Scott (11, Carss Park). (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24
by TV Scoop - Mar 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY 3/20 - 3/24 (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Announces Student Rush for THE BODYGUARDBroadway in Atlanta Announces Student Rush for THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Local college students looking for show-stopping deal are in for a treat as Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is offering a special $25 Student Rush Ticketfor the debut engagement of THE BODYGUARD, playing at Atlanta's Fox Theatre March 28 - April 2 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD (The Musical)BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD (The Musical)
by Vickie Evans - Mar 8, 2017

The Bodyguard (The Musical) opens in Charlotte, NC with a BLAST! The set, costumes, music and of course, the sensational Deborah Cox leaves a lasting imprint on opening night, at the Belk Theater. Show runs from March 7-12 (more...)

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at SteppenwolfBroadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination. (more...)

Kiernan Shipka Reads for Storyline Online for Women's History MonthKiernan Shipka Reads for Storyline Online for Women's History Month
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

For Women's History Month, actor Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men, Feud) brings the story of an unheralded American hero to life in the newest Storyline Online® (storylineonline.net) video released today by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation. (more...)

Danny Ashok and Darren Kuppan to Lead European Premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJDanny Ashok and Darren Kuppan to Lead European Premiere of GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Casting has been announced today for the European premiere of Guards at the Taj, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph and directed by Jamie Lloyd. Danny Ashok (Disgraced, Bush Theatre; Capital, BBC) will play Humayun and Darren Kuppan (East is East, West End/ UK Tour) will play Babur.  (more...)

Margot Lee Shetterly Discusses HIDDEN FIGURES In Advance of Upcoming LectureMargot Lee Shetterly Discusses HIDDEN FIGURES In Advance of Upcoming Lecture
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Margot Lee Shetterly's book, HIDDEN FIGURES, has also been nominated for best picture at the Academy Awards to be presented Sunday, Feb. 26.  The Star Tribune interviewed Shetterly in advance of her sold-out upcoming talk at the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute.  (more...)

BWW Review: You'll Wanna Feel the Heat of THE BODYGUARD at the Ohio TheatreBWW Review: You'll Wanna Feel the Heat of THE BODYGUARD at the Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 15, 2017

Love was in the air when a packed house celebrated Valentine's Day on opening night of THE BODYGUARD at the Ohio Theatre. Starting out with a bang (literally), Deborah Cox dominated the stage with her powerhouse voice and stunning presence as 'Rachel Marron', originally played by the late Whitney Houston in the feature film of the same name. But instead of embodying the fictional character Rachel Marron, this superstar channeled every nuance of legendary Whitney Houston in what felt more like a tribute concert to the late, great diva. In fact, it felt more like an actual concert by Whitney herself -- So much so, that during one of her climactic moments, someone in the audience even shouted, 'Whitney's in the house!' (more...)


by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

KCET announced today that legendary Academy Award® winning actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point) is set to receive the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award at a special screening event for her new feature film THE LAST WORD (more...)

BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Provides A Glitzy and Lively Evening of Whitney Houston ClassicsBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Provides A Glitzy and Lively Evening of Whitney Houston Classics
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 3, 2017

THE BODYGUARD, based on the eponymous film starring Whitney Houston as pop star Rachel Marron and Kevin Costner as her bodyguard Frank Farmer, has plenty of glitz and glamour to go around in its current engagement at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Throughout the night, lead Deborah Cox shines as Rachel in a never-ending array of glittery costumes from Tim Hatley (who also designed the set). And when Cox tears into one of Houston's classic numbers, it's also a joy. (more...)

Storyline Online To Celebrate Black History Month With Dule Hill Reading Children's BookStoryline Online To Celebrate Black History Month With Dule Hill Reading Children's Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

SAG Award winner Dule Hill may star in the upcoming CBS series Doubt, but there isn't any doubt about his passion for children's literacy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jasmin Richardson Discusses The 'Thrilling and Joyful' THE BODYGUARDBWW Interview: Jasmin Richardson Discusses The 'Thrilling and Joyful' THE BODYGUARD
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 27, 2017

The national tour of THE BODYGUARD-based on the eponymous film featuring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner-just launched a few weeks ago and plays a limited Broadway in Chicago run starting on January 31. For those unfamiliar, the musical focuses on Hollywood star Rachel Marron (Deborah Cox) and her bodyguard Frank Farmer, who is hired to protect her from an anonymous stalker. Cast member Jasmin Richardson plays the role of Rachel's sister, Nicki Marron. She chatted with BroadwayWorld a few days before THE BODYGUARD arrived at the Oriental Theatre to discuss life on tour, why she's excited to perform in Chicago, and of course, the classic Whitney Houston songs showcased in the musical. (more...)

SAG Life Achievement Award Recipient Lily Tomlin Reads for SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline OnlineSAG Life Achievement Award Recipient Lily Tomlin Reads for SAG-AFTRA Foundation's Storyline Online
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Lily Tomlin, the 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award recipient, has added another title to her list of accolades – children's literacy advocate. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's children's literacy program Storyline Online (more...)

VIDEO: Lily Tomlin Reads HEY, THAT'S MY MONSTER for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' SeriesVIDEO: Lily Tomlin Reads HEY, THAT'S MY MONSTER for SAG-AFTRA's 'Storyline Online' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Lily Tomlin, the 2017 SAG Life Achievement Award recipient, has added another title to her list of accolades - children's literacy advocate. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation's children's literacy program Storyline Online (storylineonline.net), sponsored by the Entertainment Industry Foundation, has released its newest video featuring the five-time Emmy Award winning actress, producer, and singer reading Hey, That's My Monster, written by Amanda Noll and illustrated by Howard McWilliam. Check it out below! (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 24, 2017

Stage Entertainment ha anunciado hoy que su próxima produccion será EL GUARDAESPALDAS y se estrenará en el Teatro Coliseum en la temporada 2017/2018. Para este nuevo musical se han abierto audiciones que tendrá lugar a principios de marzo. (more...)

Bush Theatre Re-Opens in March with a Week-Long CelebrationBush Theatre Re-Opens in March with a Week-Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bush Theatre will reopen after a year-long £4.3m redevelopment, the largest capital project in the theatre's history, with a bold new season kicked off by the European Premiere of Guards at the Taj by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, directed by Jamie Lloyd (from 7 April). A brand new Studio space opens with the premiere of Barney Norris play While We're Here directed by Alice Hamilton (from 26 April). (more...)

Interpublic Group's Octagon Sports And Entertainment Network Names Rogers & Cowan CEO Mark Owens And COO Rich Davis To Run FRUKT Entertainment GroupInterpublic Group's Octagon Sports And Entertainment Network Names Rogers & Cowan CEO Mark Owens And COO Rich Davis To Run FRUKT Entertainment Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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Octavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the YearOctavia Spencer Named Hasty Pudding Theatrical's Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Oscar winning actress, OCTAVIA SPENCER as the recipient of its 2017 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

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