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BEAUTIFUL Cast Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart; Hits No. 60 on Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical Beautiful -- The Carole King Musical has debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway Albums Chart, it was announced today. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

DVR ALERT: HBO Debuts Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, comes to HBO. Taped before a live audience Jan. 3 and 4 at the Imperial Theatre in New York, BILLY CRYSTAL 700 SUNDAYS debuts TONIGHT, APRIL 19 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Sets Actors Fund Performance for 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will offer a special added performance to benefit The Actors Fund on Sunday, April 27 at 8:00 PM. The company of Beautiful will donate their time and talent for the performance, for an audience which will include cast members from current Broadway shows and other areas of the entertainment community. All proceeds will go to The Actors Fund, which helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. Beautiful opened on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street), on Sunday, January 12, 2014, where it's playing to sold-out crowds and has broken multiple box office records. (more...)

'BEAUTIFUL' Album Is No. 1 Cast Recording on iTunes Charts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, now available for digital download via iTunes and Amazon, is the #1 Cast Recording on the iTunes Charts. The album, produced by Jason Howland, Steve Sidwell and Billy Jay Stein, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, is #4 on iTunes Top 10 Soundtrack and #41 album. The Original Broadway Cast Recording will be available in-stores on May 13, 2014. (more...)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME Runs Now thru 4/6 at Wang Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Heartbeat of Home, the electrifying new music and dance spectacular created by the producers and director of Riverdance, will make its East Coast debut in a limited engagement at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre. Playing tonight, March 26 through Sunday, April 6, press night is set for Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 pm. Presented in Boston by the Citi Performing Arts Center, MSG Entertainment and Larry Magid Entertainment, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 20. (more...)

DVR ALERT: HBO to Debut BILLY CRYSTAL 700 SUNDAYS, 4/19
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, comes to HBO next month. (more...)

Ghostlight to Release BEAUTIFUL Original Broadway Cast Recording this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. The album, produced by Jason Howland and Steve Sidwell, with Kurt Deutsch serving as Executive Producer, will be recorded on Monday, February 17th and will be available for purchase digitally and in stores this spring. Like the musical, the cast record of Beautiful will feature a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow,' 'One Fine Day,' (You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman,' 'On Broadway,' 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling,' and many more. (more...)

Safer Internet Day Creates a Better Internet Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Online safety experts, youth advocates, students, government representatives and leading technology executives gather today in the nation's capital to discuss youth perspectives and practices in social media to commemorate Safer Internet Day. Marked annually on the second Tuesday of February in more than 100 countries, the Day is designed to promote safe, effective use of the Internet and mobile technology. ConnectSafely.org is hosting the official U.S. event, 'Safer Internet Day 2014: Teens and Tech Leaders on Building a Better Internet,' with featured speaker U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. (more...)

HEARTBEAT OF HOME to Run 3/26-4/6 at Wang Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

Heartbeat of Home, the electrifying new music and dance spectacular created by the producers and director of Riverdance, will make its East Coast debut in a limited engagement at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre. Playing Wednesday, March 26 through Sunday, April 6, press night is set for Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 pm. Presented in Boston by the Citi Performing Arts Center, MSG Entertainment and Larry Magid Entertainment, tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 20. (more...)

Billy Crystal Brings Tony-Winning 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway's Imperial Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews began Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for tonight, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 Sundays is performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. (more...)

Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Begins Performances on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Billy Crystal returns to Broadway tonight to kick off a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 SUNDAYS. Opening night is set for Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) and the final performance will be Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 SUNDAYS is performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content byAlan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. (more...)

Billy Crystal Brings 700 SUNDAYS Back to Broadway's Imperial Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Billy Crystal will return to Broadway this fall for a 9-week-only limited engagement of his Tony Award-winning, record-breaking play 700 Sundays. This will mark the final engagement of this production. Previews begin tonight, November 5, 2013 at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 and a final performance set for Sunday, January 5, 2014. 700 Sundaysis performed and written by Mr. Crystal with additional content by Alan Zweibel and direction by Des McAnuff. (more...)

Billy Crystal's Pre-Broadway Engagement of 700 SUNDAYS Opens Tonight at State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

The acclaimed Billy Crystal will perform 700 Sundays, his Tony Award-winning, record breaking, autobiographical play in Minneapolis tonight, October 22-26, 2013 at the historic State Theatre. (more...)

Broadway-Bound BEAUTIFUL Sells Out San Francisco Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing confirmed today that the remainder of the Pre-Broadway World Premiere run of the highly anticipated new musical Beautiful-The Carole King Musical is officially sold out at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre. Beautiful, which began previews on September 24, will play its final performance in San Francisco on October 20, 2013, before heading to Broadway, where it begins performances at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43 Street) on November 21, 2013 and officially opens on January 12, 2014. (more...)

Billy Crystal's Pre-Broadway Engagement of 700 SUNDAYS to Open 10/22 at State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

The acclaimed Billy Crystal will perform 700 Sundays, his Tony Award-winning, record breaking, autobiographical play in Minneapolis October 22-26, 2013 at the historic State Theatre. Scheduled for six performances only, this exclusive pre-Broadway engagement is the only one before the final Broadway run in the fall. 700 Sundays is a special addition to Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2013/14 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis Season. To purchase tickets and for more information visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, call 800.982.2787 or stop by the State Theatre Box Office at 805 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. (more...)

ConnectSafely Releases A Parents' Guide to Cybersecurity
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

Guide provides families with the best ways to keep everybody's devices and the home network secure (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Begins Pre-Broadway Run at San Francisco's Curran Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The Broadway Premiere of the highly anticipated new musical Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will begin previews at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) on Thursday, November 21, 2013, with an official opening night set for Sunday, January 12, 2014, following its World Premiere at San Francisco's SHN Curran Theatre, beginning tonight. With a book by playwright and Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautifulfeatures a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. (more...)

Tickets to Broadway's BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Go on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Tickets for the Broadway Premiere of the highly anticipated new musical Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, go on sale to the general public beginning today, September 14, via Telecharge.com. (more...)

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