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Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2016

Music superstar and stage and television actress Ariana Grande has been added to an already impressive cast for NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' playing the role of Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad's incorrigible best friend. (more...)

Original Episodes of NBC's THE VOICE & SUPERSTORE to Air During Rio OlympicsOriginal Episodes of NBC's THE VOICE & SUPERSTORE to Air During Rio Olympics
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Capitalizing on the highly-anticipated Rio Olympics, NBC will air special original half-hour episodes of the network's #1-rated comedy, “Superstore,” and TV's #1 reality series, “The Voice,” on Friday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 21 (the night of the Closing Ceremony), respectively. Both episodes will begin at 10:30 p.m. following Olympics coverage. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate 500th Performance on Broadway TomorrowSOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate 500th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, will celebrate its 500th performance tomorrow, Friday, July 1 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY PerformanceVIDEO: Sneak Peek at Broadway's Best in Rehearsal for Tonight's MAYA & MARTY Performance
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on tonight's (June 21st) telecast of 'Maya & Marty' on NBC to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. A slew of stage vets rehearsed the song earlier today, and Seth Rudetsky captured a sneak preview. (more...)

Broadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTYBroadway's Best to Perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love' Live on NBC's MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Broadway's top musical artists are set to appear on NBC's Tuesday, June 21 telecast of 'Maya & Marty' to perform 'What the World Needs Now Is Love,' an updated version of the classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that is helping to support the devastated LGBT community of Orlando, Fla. (more...)

Tickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway on Sale This WeekendTickets to DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway on Sale This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced that tickets for the highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the original musical Dear Evan Hansen will go on sale this Sunday, June 19 at 9 AM via Telecharge.com. The musical begins previews on Monday, November 14, 2016 and will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  (more...)

George Cheeks Named President, Business Operations and Late Night Programming at NBCGeorge Cheeks Named President, Business Operations and Late Night Programming at NBC
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

George Cheeks, who has been a senior NBC executive since joining the company in 2012, is expanding his role as the newly named President, Business Operations and Late Night Programming, continuing to report to Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

Paul Telegdy & Meredith Ahr Expand Alternative Roles at NBC EntertainmentPaul Telegdy & Meredith Ahr Expand Alternative Roles at NBC Entertainment
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Paul Telegdy and Meredith Ahr have extended their contracts at NBC Entertainment with expanded roles in the ever-burgeoning alternative space. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical PerformancesPhoto Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The cast and crew of NBC's acclaimed production of THE WIZ LIVE! reunited Wednesday, June 1 at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles for a panel discussion and live musical performances. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This SummerJosh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

HAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller & Flody Suarez Ink Production Deal with Universal TelevisionHAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller & Flody Suarez Ink Production Deal with Universal Television
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Universal Television has signed a deal with esteemed 'Hamilton' producer Jeffrey Seller and producing partner Flody Suarez to produce upcoming projects for the studio, it was announced today. (more...)

NBC to Air Holiday Sequel DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVENBC to Air Holiday Sequel DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

Coming off the phenomenal performance of last year's holiday special and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, NBC is announcing the sequel DOLLY PARTON'S CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE. (more...)

Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short and Emmy Award-winner Derek Hough have joined the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

The Actors Fund's 2016 Gala Raises Over $1.2 MillionThe Actors Fund's 2016 Gala Raises Over $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Actors Fund has announced that their annual gala has raised over 1.2 million dollars for the entertainment and performing arts community. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's Best Turn Out to Honor Michael Douglas, Casey Nicholaw & More at 2016 Actors Fund GalaPhoto Coverage: Broadway's Best Turn Out to Honor Michael Douglas, Casey Nicholaw & More at 2016 Actors Fund Gala
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2016

The Actors Fund recognized its 2016 Medal of Honor recipients at its annual gala, last night, April 25, 2016 (6pm) at the Marriott Marquis. Honorees included actor and producer Michael Douglas, producer and singer/songwriter Emilio and Gloria Estefan, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, American prima ballerina Cynthia Gregory, and director and choreographer Casey Nicholaw. Check out photos from the big night below! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Reacts to HAIRSPRAY:LIVE Casting: 'She's Back in the Girdle Again!'Harvey Fierstein Reacts to HAIRSPRAY:LIVE Casting: 'She's Back in the Girdle Again!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event to be broadcast live on December 7th. (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Michael Douglas, Casey Nicholaw & More Honored at Tonight's 2016 Actors Fund GalaMichael Douglas, Casey Nicholaw & More Honored at Tonight's 2016 Actors Fund Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Actors Fund recognizes its 2016 Medal of Honor recipients at its annual gala, tonight, April 25, 2016 (6pm) at the Marriott Marquis. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

Zadan & Meron to Bring Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN to NBC Live in Early 2017!Zadan & Meron to Bring Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN to NBC Live in Early 2017!
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

BWW has just learned that Emmy and Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin, the creator and mastermind behind the beloved NBC drama “The West Wing,” is returning to the network with a live presentation of A FEW GOOD MEN, set to air in early 2017. (more...)

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