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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...)

Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!Wanna Be In HAIRSPRAY LIVE? NBC Will Hold Open Call to Cast Tracy Turnblad!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

If you've ever wanted to strut you stuff on the Corny Collins Show, today is your lucky day! NBC and Telsey + Company just announced that there will be an open call to cast HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s young leading lady. Check out the details below! (more...)

Michael Douglas, Casey Nicholaw & More Will Be Honored at the 2016 Actors Fund GalaMichael Douglas, Casey Nicholaw & More Will Be Honored at the 2016 Actors Fund Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

THE ACTORS FUND has just announced its 2016 Medal of Honor recipients, who will be recognized at the annual gala, April 25, 2016 (6pm) at the Marriott Marquis. Honorees include: 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. (more...)

NBC Exec Robert Greenblatt Not Ruling Out Live Audience for HAIRSPRAY: LIVE!NBC Exec Robert Greenblatt Not Ruling Out Live Audience for HAIRSPRAY: LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

In a new interview with Adweek, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt shares his thoughts on the live programming presented thus far on the network, as well as plans to present HAIRSPRAY as the next live musical. (more...)

You Can't Stop This Team! Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein Sign on for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVEYou Can't Stop This Team! Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein Sign on for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

NBC just announced an all-star team of Broadway's finest creatives -- featuring familiar faces Kenny Leon, Jerry Mitchell and Harvey Fierstein -- 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, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The cast for HAIRSPRAY LIVE will be announced at a later date, but based on this news, BWW can't wait to see what NBC has in store! (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel TonightBroadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Starting tonight, February 2, Andre Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu) will assume the roles of 'Minstrel / Snug' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

NBC Renews LAW & ORDER: SVU & CHICAGO MED; Dick Wolf Signs New Overall DealNBC Renews LAW & ORDER: SVU & CHICAGO MED; Dick Wolf Signs New Overall Deal
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

 Iconic television creator/producer Dick Wolf has signed a new overall deal with NBCUniversal that extends his relationship with the network through 2020. (more...)

UPDATE: NBC's FRIENDS Reunion Will Not Include All 6 Cast MembersUPDATE: NBC's FRIENDS Reunion Will Not Include All 6 Cast Members
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

NBC plans to reunite the cast of its long-running comedy FRIENDS in an upcoming special honoring legendary director James Burrows. (more...)

LATE NIGHT Host Seth Meyers Extends NBC Contract Through February 2021!LATE NIGHT Host Seth Meyers Extends NBC Contract Through February 2021!
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

LATE NIGHT host and “Saturday Night Live” veteran Seth Meyers has extended his contract with NBC Entertainment through February 2021. (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Will Continue with BOMBSHELL Development After THE WIZ LIVE!Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Will Continue with BOMBSHELL Development After THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Back in June, following the explosive and well-received Actors Fund benefit that featured the music of 'Bombshell' from the NBC television series 'Smash,' Universal Stage Productions announced plans to begin development on 'Bombshell' as a musical for the stage. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed that it won't be much longer until work on the project begins. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Edward Hibbert Joins SOMETHING ROTTEN! TonightIT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Edward Hibbert Joins SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

?Edward Hibbert (It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, 'Frasier') will assume the roles of 'Lord Clapham / Master of Justice' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! beginning tonight, November 10 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Edward Hibbert to Join SOMETHING ROTTEN! Next Week; Peter Bartlett DepartsEdward Hibbert to Join SOMETHING ROTTEN! Next Week; Peter Bartlett Departs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Something Rotten! has just announced that Edward Hibbert (It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, "Frasier") will assume the roles of "Lord Clapham / Master of Justice" in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy beginning Tuesday, November 10 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Ricky Gervais to Return to Host the GOLDEN GLOBESRicky Gervais to Return to Host the GOLDEN GLOBES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Returning to the same stage where he brought his acerbic sense of humor to Hollywood, Ricky Gervais has been named host of the '73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards,' set for Jan. 10, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

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