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Alex Breaux and Madeline Weinstein Join Roundabout's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry,' Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie,' Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play The Real Thing, directed by Sam Gold begins preview performances on Thursday, October 2, 2014 and opens officially on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42ndStreet). This is a limited engagement. The cast also includes Alex Breaux as 'Brodie' and Madeline Weinstein as 'Debbie.' Final casting to be announced. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/26/14 - YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Begins, Dossett Heads to PIPPIN, DIRTY DANCING on Tour and More!
by Jessica Showers - Aug 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU starts its fireworks show tonight on Broadway, the DIRTY DANCING tour kicks off in D.C., NEWSIES' John Dossett travels over to PIPPIN and more! (more...)

A Salute to Service and Dedication in the Scleroderma Community
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

DANVERS, Mass., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The Scleroderma Foundation presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Virginia D. Steen, M.D., of Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., last month during its National Patient Education Conference held in Anaheim, Calif. Recognized internationally as a leading expert in scleroderma, Dr. Steen has been a longtime ally of the organization and currently is a member of its Medical Advisory Board Steering Committee, chairing its Physician Education and Development Committee. Over the years, she has supported the Foundation in numerous ways, including presenting workshops at the Foundation's National Conference, leading patient education seminars around the country, writing articles for publications, and most recently, co-leading the organization's two African-American Patient Education Day programs, a much-needed educational event to reach an underserved population. (more...)

Birdland Announces Lineup for August 18-24, Including Dave Douglas Quintet, Rhonda Ross, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for August 18 - August 24. Read more to see the full week of great programming! (more...)

Keek Hires First Official 'KJ' Fuse & CW Television Personality Allison Hagendorf Will Produce Major Red Carpet Content Beginning With Teen Choice 2014
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Keek Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KEK) (OTCQX: KEEKF) announced today that it has named Allison Hagendorf as its first 'KJ' (Keek VJ). Hagendorf, a major television and radio personality, will be producing exclusive celebrity and entertainment content series uniquely for the Keek video platform, best known for its 36 second short video format and loved by over 68M users worldwide. Allison Hagendorf's KJ content series will include keeking peeks of cool lifestyle and entertainment moments such as breaking news, celebrity interviews, behind-the-scenes event coverage and more, beginning with Teen Choice 2014 (Keek partnered with the high profile teen awards show this year for the first ever Meet & Keek contest, a competition that gives teens a chance to meet and interview their favorite celebrities on the red carpet.) (more...)

KDAY 93.5FM Delivers Consistent Growth in July
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Aug.7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ KDAY 93.5 FM, Southern California's original hip-hop and R&B radio station, and the first Radio Station of Meruelo Media, Southern California's leading minority-owned media group, announced impressive Nielsen Audio PPM results for KDAY with more than 1 million cume listeners concentrated in prime demographics tuning into the legendary station weekly. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Is Smokin' at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
by Don Grigware - Aug 04, 2014

Akin to a revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe is made up of songs, songs, and more songs without a single word of dialogue. Like the final tune says 'That Is Rock & Roll'; it's the music of Leiber and Stoller who gave us some of the biggest hits of the 50s like 'Hound Dog', 'Love Potion # 9' and 'Jailhouse Rock'. In a lively revival at Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre, the smoke, the cafe and its music are ecstatically displayed by a cast of 9 thrilling vocalists. (more...)

Birdland to Present Birdland Big Band, Sean Harkness Duo & More, Week of 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for August 11 - August 17, including The Birdland Big Band, Sean Harkness Duo, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, with Special Guest Warren Vache, and more! (more...)

Jazz Masters, Stephen Wallam, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for Birdland, Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their great line-up of amazing talent for the month of August 2014, featuring: The Jazz Masters Quartet, Dave Douglas Quintet, Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano, Rotem Sivan Trio, Sean Harkness Duo, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Details below! (more...)

Queen Latifah to Portray Iconic Blues Singer in HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Oscar(R) nominee Queen Latifah ('Chicago') stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO Films' BESSIE (more...)

Bessie Smith Biopic with Queen Latifah to Premiere in 2015 on HBO
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Oscar® nominee Queen Latifah (“Chicago”) stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in HBO Films' BESSIE, written and directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees (“Pariah”). Currently in production in Atlanta and debuting in 2015, the film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into “The Empress of the Blues,” one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today. The cast also features Michael K. Williams, Khandi Alexander, Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Tory Kittles, Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg, Charles S. Dutton and Mo'Nique. BESSIE is executive produced by Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Lili Fini Zanuck, Shelby Stone and Randi Michel. (more...)

Kardio-Xercise and Champion Rachael Lust Launch Hula Hoop Workshop in Chicago, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

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Charlie Murphy Comes to the Comedy Works Larimer Square, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Charlie Murphy's rapid evolution from Chappelle's Show cast member to top-billed international comedian has been remarkable. He has spent the past eight years performing his critically acclaimed stand-up show and solidifying his position in Hollywood as a true acting, writing and producing talent, in his own right. (more...)

Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg and Tory Kittles Sign on For HBO's BESSIE
by TV News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Deadline reports that Oliver Platt, Bryan Greenberg and Tory Kittles will now star alongside leading lady Queen Latifah in HBO's BESSIE, a biopic about legendary blues singer Bessie Smith. (more...)

Mike Epps to Bring AFTER DARK TOUR to Fox Theatre, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Comedian Mike Epps and Live Nation have come together for Mike's 2014 fall tour deemed 'The Mike Epps: After Dark' which will cover over 20 cities nationally including a special New Year's Eve performance at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, December 31 at 9 p.m. (more...)

DPAC Presents DIRTY DANCING, Tickets on Sale 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

DPAC announced today that individual tickets for the Triangle premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the DPAC Ticket Center or by visiting DPACnc.com and Ticketmaster. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play DPAC September 16-21, 2014. (more...)

Christina Bianco and Velma Celli to Make Edinburgh Fringe Debut in DIVALLUSION, July 31-Aug 21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Drama Desk Award nominee and YouTube sensation Christina Bianco and cabaret star Velma Celli make their Edinburgh Festival Fringe debut in Divallusion at Assembly Checkpoint from Thursday 31st July - Thursday 21st August at 19.25 (20.25 ends). (more...)

2014 Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Award Winners Announced!
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Last night, June 20, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the winners of the 41st Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a sold-out, grand gala for over 1,200 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure, in downtown Los Angeles. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Christina Bianco and Laurissa Romain Join Tim Realbuto at 54 Below, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Drama Desk Award Nominee CHRISTINA BIANCO (Forbidden Broadway; NEWSical The Musical) and South Pacific's LAURISSA ROMAIN ('Finally Famous'; 'The Voice') join the starry line-up of special guests for Tim Realbuto's upcoming (not so) solo show at 54 Below entitled Tim Realbuto: Alone (With Plenty of Help). (more...)

Internationally Acclaimed SASHA LAZARD Releases New Album 'Lumiere'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Known for her pristine and richly expressive soprano as well as her visionary artistry, Sasha Lazard is pleased to announce the release of her fifth album, Lumiere. (more...)

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