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Tickets to BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Holiday Extravaganza Now on SaleTickets to BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Holiday Extravaganza Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tickets for Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon Holiday Extravaganza - beginning Wednesday, November 18 and continuing through New Year's Eve (Wednesday, December 31) - are available now. Beach Blanket Babylon welcomes the season with special performances packed with hilarious spoofs of pop culture & political characters, the annual tradition also features a chorus line of tap dancing Christmas trees, special parodies of traditional Christmas carols and the legendary gigantic Yuletide Hat. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)

Women's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch PartyWomen's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron will be a featured guest and participant at the launch party of the Women's Voices Theater Festival on September 8 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The invitation-only event kicks off the beginning of the Festival, an unprecedented collaboration among professional theater companies that includes the presentation of more than 50 world-premiere productions of work by female playwrights, taking place this September and October in the nation's capital region. The launch party features a creative conversation between Kron and National Public Radio's Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg focused on gender parity in the arts in the Museum's Performance Hall, followed by a celebratory party and toast to officially declare the start of the Festival. (more...)

VIDEO: Eat Your Effin Vees with Jimmy and First Lady Michelle Obama on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVEVIDEO: Eat Your Effin Vees with Jimmy and First Lady Michelle Obama on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

On KIMMEL, First Lady Michelle Obama talks about leading a new campaign called “FNV” that encourages young people to eat their fruits and vegetables. (more...)

Jazzercise Comes to Schools to Fight Childhood ObesityJazzercise Comes to Schools to Fight Childhood Obesity
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CARLSBAD, CA - Childhood obesity is on the rise and kids are becoming less active. To get children moving Jazzercise, Inc. is offering free Kids Get Fit dance parties in schools worldwide. Jazzercise Kids Get Fit is a community outreach program designed to help school districts, daycare facilities and community centers promote kids' fitness as a way of life. These events combine beat-pumping music with high energy, easy to follow dance moves and interactive fitness games designed for school-aged children. The free dance parties are led by certified Jazzercise instructors at their local schools during recess, assembly or P.E. periods for all grade levels. Schools interested in a Kids Get Fit event can contact a Jazzercise location in their area for more information. (more...)

Katie Thompson to Join Charlotte Jaconelli for U.S. Debut at 54 Below, 9/5Katie Thompson to Join Charlotte Jaconelli for U.S. Debut at 54 Below, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Katie Thompson (Pump Boys & Dinettes, Giant) - joins Charlotte Jaconelli for her New York Debut at 54 BELOW on Saturday, September 5th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Los Angeles School Of Gymnastics Leads Opening Ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympic World GamesLos Angeles School Of Gymnastics Leads Opening Ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympic World Games
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ On Saturday, July 25 th, 2015 the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics team of national-level gymnasts stepped onto the red carpet of the LA Coliseum to lead the 2015 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony as over 7,000 of the world's most inspiring athletes followed from their respective country and over 165 different nations came to celebrate the commencement of the 2015 World Special Olympics. This event was considered the largest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Summer Olympic Games also known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad. Following an introduction by President Barack Obama in front of a crowd of 62,388, the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics team comprised of over 35 of its best athletes kicked off the event as they tumbled down the red carpet on live television from all disciplines of the Summer and Special Olympics to include Rhythmic Gymnasts, Men's Gymnastics, Women's Artistic Gymnasts and Tumbling athletes reclaimed the attention that dated back to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games. (more...)

JEANNE, THE STORY OF A WOMAN Operatic Episode Set for FPTC, 9/11-12JEANNE, THE STORY OF A WOMAN Operatic Episode Set for FPTC, 9/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

JEANNE, the story of a woman, an operatic episode presented by Fort Point Theatre Channel in collaboration with Contrapose Dance and Ensemble Warhol. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme SongVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme Song
by Sally Henry - Aug 2, 2015

Broadway husband and wife Will Swenson and Audra McDonald recently filmed themselves singing a seemingly random duet- the theme song from the hit '70s show LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY. Check out the fun a capella performance, made for Broadway Sleepout, below! (more...)

BYD Zero-Emission Buses Used to Transport Athletes at 2015 World GamesBYD Zero-Emission Buses Used to Transport Athletes at 2015 World Games
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

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Sam Kass Named NBC News Senior Food AnalystSam Kass Named NBC News Senior Food Analyst
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

]Sam Kass has been named Senior Food Analyst for NBC News. The announcement was made this morning on TODAY: http://on.today.com/1VN2O0d. Kass will make his first on-air appearance in this role tomorrow, Thursday, July 30 on TODAY. (more...)

Classic Party Rentals Provides 70,000 Square Feet of Tenting to Help Produce 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los AngelesClassic Party Rentals Provides 70,000 Square Feet of Tenting to Help Produce 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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Photo Coverage: President Obama Poses with the HAMILTON Cast!Photo Coverage: President Obama Poses with the HAMILTON Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The Broadway community has been a-buzz with chatter about President Obama attending Saturday's matinee of HAMILTON on Broadway, as BroadwayWorld reported. Now, we bring you more photographic proof! Below, check out a photo posted on Twitter by @Konradng of the President onstage with the full company! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 7/12/2015 - 7/19/2015Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com for 7/12/2015 - 7/19/2015
by BWW - Jul 19, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 7/12/2015 - 7/19/2015. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Threatens HAMILTON Audience Members with Patti LuPoneLin-Manuel Miranda Threatens HAMILTON Audience Members with Patti LuPone
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2015

HAMILTON writer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently reprimanded rude theatregoers with the single most effective threat possible: Patti LuPone. (more...)

Obama Calls HAMILTON 'Fabulous;' Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, and More ReactObama Calls HAMILTON 'Fabulous;' Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, and More React
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2015

It's not every day that Broadway actors get to perform for the President of the United States. But the HAMILTON cast got just such a privilege on Saturday afternoon, as BroadwayWorld previously reported. Now a day later, they are still glowing. (more...)

Photo Flash: President Obama Gives HAMILTON a Standing OvationPhoto Flash: President Obama Gives HAMILTON a Standing Ovation
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

The Broadway community has been a-buzz today with chatter about President Obama attending Saturday's matinee of HAMILTON on Broadway, as BroadwayWorld reported. Now, we bring you photographic proof! Below, check out pics posted by a fellow audience member of the President applauding the show, and of Javier Muñoz bowing as 'Alexander Hamilton.' (more...)

President Obama Attends HAMILTON Matinee Today With DaughtersPresident Obama Attends HAMILTON Matinee Today With Daughters
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

The Richard Rodgers Theatre was extra-presidential this afternoon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with ALADDIN at The White HouseSTAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with ALADDIN at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

Follow the cast of Disney's ALADDIN as they take a trip to The White House to performs at the 2015 Kids' State Dinner. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Romantic Dramedy SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, Inspired by Obama's First DatePhoto: First Look - Romantic Dramedy SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, Inspired by Obama's First Date
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Prolific independent entertainment studio IM Global and producers State Street Pictures (the “Barbershop” franchise) announced that production has begun on SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU, the romantic dramedy inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date. (more...)

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