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Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTESPittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce casting for the Pittsburgh premiere of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES, January 26 - April 15, 2017 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at BET Special BARACK OBAMA'S BLOCK PARTY Airing TodayVIDEO: First Look at BET Special BARACK OBAMA'S BLOCK PARTY Airing Today
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

BET Networks joined President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House earlier last month for a star-studded musical celebration, “BET PRESENTS LOVE & HAPPINESS: AN OBAMA CELEBRATION,” playfully dubbed 'Barack Obama's Block Party.' (more...)

Andrew Chappelle Goes on for King George III in HAMILTON for the First Time Tonight!Andrew Chappelle Goes on for King George III in HAMILTON for the First Time Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Super Swing Andrew Chappelle is going on for King George III in Hamilton on Broadway for the first time for tonight's performance. After this, Chappelle will have gone on for almost every single track he covers-including Laurens/Phillip, Lafayette/Jefferson, and Mulligan/Madison. The only track left for the actor is that of Aaron Burr, the role that earned Leslie Odom Jr. a Tony Award this past year. (more...)

Penelope Cruz to Board the ORIENT EXPRESS with Leslie Odom, Jr.Penelope Cruz to Board the ORIENT EXPRESS with Leslie Odom, Jr.
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

This afternoon it was announced that Academy Award-winning actor, Penelope Cruz, will be joining the cast of Kenneth Branagh's upcoming film adaptation of Agatha Christie's murder mystery thriller, 'Murder on the Orient Express.' (more...)

Tony Bennett Standard And Deluxe Edition CDs Available Worldwide 12/16; Pre-Order NowTony Bennett Standard And Deluxe Edition CDs Available Worldwide 12/16; Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Tony Bennett celebrated his 90 th birthday in August and this milestone occasion continues with the RPM Records / Columbia Records release of Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 set for pre-order on November 11 th and worldwide release on December 16. (more...)

Alvin Ailey Announces 'Ticket To Dance' Free Class PromotionAlvin Ailey Announces 'Ticket To Dance' Free Class Promotion
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

For more than four decades, the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has graced the New York City Center stage, sharing the transformative power of dance. Returning this season, New Yorkers can experience dance on and off stage by partaking in a special offer, Ticket to Dance. The promotion allows audience members to try their first Ailey Extension class free with an Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performance ticket (offer expires after 60 days). Returning Ailey Extension students also receive a free class with the purchase of a 10-class card. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Leslie Odom Jr. Shares 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' from Forthcoming Holiday AlbumFIRST LISTEN: Leslie Odom Jr. Shares 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' from Forthcoming Holiday Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Below, check out a first listen to the track 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' off the holiday LP. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/9/2016 - RIDE THE CYCLONE and More!Broadway AM Report, 11/9/2016 - RIDE THE CYCLONE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 9, 2016

Today's big news: RIDE THE CYCLONE begins tonight at MCC Theater! (more...)


by Stage Tube - Nov 8, 2016

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FIRST LISTEN: Leslie Odom Jr. Sings 'Winter Song' Off Forthcoming Holiday LPFIRST LISTEN: Leslie Odom Jr. Sings 'Winter Song' Off Forthcoming Holiday LP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will follow up his hugely successful self-titled jazz debut with a stunning album of newly reinterpreted holiday classics entitled Simply Christmas, to be released November 11, 2016 on S-Curve Records. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Leslie Odom Jr. Sings 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' Off Forthcoming Holiday LPFIRST LISTEN: Leslie Odom Jr. Sings 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' Off Forthcoming Holiday LP
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Award-winning vocalist Leslie Odom Jr. will follow up his hugely successful self-titled jazz debut with a stunning album of newly reinterpreted holiday classics entitled Simply Christmas, to be released November 11, 2016 on S-Curve Records.  (more...)

Billy Porter's New Album to Spotlight Richard Rodgers with Help from Cynthia Erivo and MoreBilly Porter's New Album to Spotlight Richard Rodgers with Help from Cynthia Erivo and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Bee & El and Sony Masterworks Broadway announced today that Tony & Grammy Award-Winner Billy Porter will release a new studio album, Billy Porter Presents The Soul of Richard Rodgers, in April 2017. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/31/2016 - Happy Halloween!Broadway AM Report, 10/31/2016 - Happy Halloween!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 31, 2016

Today's big news: Happy Halloween! Paul Alexander Nolan starts his run as 'Billy Flynn' in CHICAGO, and GOTHAM's Robin Lord Taylor joins WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT this evening! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/29-10/30/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/29-10/30/2016
by - Oct 30, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 30, 2016 - Sunday, October 30, 2016. (more...)

FROZEN Composers and Neil Patrick Harris Team Up for Paul Ryan's Inner Monologue SongFROZEN Composers and Neil Patrick Harris Team Up for Paul Ryan's Inner Monologue Song
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2016

Following in the footsteps of Sara Bareilles' song written from President Obama's point of view (and featuring vocals from Tony Winner Leslie Odom Jr.), This American Life commissioned Frozen songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, to write a song as the inner monologue of Republican Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sara Bareilles and Leslie Odom, Jr. Team Up for Election Song!STAGE TUBE: Sara Bareilles and Leslie Odom, Jr. Team Up for Election Song!
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2016

This American Life asked Sara Bareilles (Waitress) to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about the current election and Donald Trump, but can't say publicly.  Below, watch as Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr., performs the song! (more...)

PEOPLE Exclusive: How Princess Grace of Monaco Helped Leslie Odom Jr. Pay His College BillsPEOPLE Exclusive: How Princess Grace of Monaco Helped Leslie Odom Jr. Pay His College Bills
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Before he wowed Broadway audiences with his turn as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, and before he won a Tony for best actor (and a Grammy) this past year for the role, Leslie Odom Jr. was a college student wondering how he could pay his tuition bills. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/22/2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/22/2016. (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr. and The Roots Headline The Journey Home Benefit Tonight in BaltimoreLeslie Odom, Jr. and The Roots Headline The Journey Home Benefit Tonight in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Jewel, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth and Vanessa Williams have surprised attendees over the past five years as part of the annual 'An Evening of Unexpected Delights' fundraiser benefiting The Journey Home, Baltimore City's plan to make homelessness rare and brief. For the event's sixth year, there is no more guessing. The organization has let the cat out of the bag, announcing The Roots will take the stage with special guest, Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. of 'Hamilton' today, October 22, 2016 at the Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric. (more...)

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