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VIDEO: They're Back! NBC Officially Announces Return of WILL & GRACEVIDEO: They're Back! NBC Officially Announces Return of WILL & GRACE
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

'Honey … What is this?  What's going on? What's happening?' NBC is officially bringing back television's favorite foursome with a 10-episode limited run of WILL & GRACE during the 2017-18 season. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Launch Digital Lottery TomorrowBroadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Launch Digital Lottery Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich announced today that beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, December 7, Dear Evan Hansen will launch a digital lottery, which will allow users to enter the lottery for a chance to purchase specially-priced tickets to that day's performance. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order Today; Full Tracklist!DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order Today; Full Tracklist!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen, released on Atlantic Records, is available for pre-order today, Friday, December 2 at all DSPs here. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Discover the Easter Eggs of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Discover the Easter Eggs of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Today, BWW's own Richie Ridge comes to you directly from the set of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! in Los Angeles, CA and shares first look images of Tony Award winning set designer Derek McLane's recreation of 1960's Baltimore. McLane has hidden plenty of easter eggs on the streets of Baltimore. Check some of them out below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Out This Winter; Get 'Waving Through a Window' Track with Pre-Order!DEAR EVAN HANSEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Out This Winter; Get 'Waving Through a Window' Track with Pre-Order!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Atlantic Records and Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will be released on Atlantic Records this winter. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes First Broadway Bows Tonight; Offers Behind-the-Scenes Extras, Digital LotteryDEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes First Broadway Bows Tonight; Offers Behind-the-Scenes Extras, Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

A friendly reminder! Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical with a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, begins performances on Broadway tonight, November 14, at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St). Dear Evan Hansen will officially open on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  (more...)

NBC Extends Season Order for New Hit Drama TIMELESS; Sets Midseason Premiere DatesNBC Extends Season Order for New Hit Drama TIMELESS; Sets Midseason Premiere Dates
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

NBC has set its midseason Monday strategy in motion with the extension of #1-rated Monday drama TIMELESS, bringing the full-season order to 16 (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016
by - Nov 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/25/2016 - 11/1/2016. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: She's Got a Lot of Livin' to Do! Jennifer Lopez Performs Classic BYE BYE BIRDIE Tune on Opening Night in Las VegasSTAGE TUBE: She's Got a Lot of Livin' to Do! Jennifer Lopez Performs Classic BYE BYE BIRDIE Tune on Opening Night in Las Vegas
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez is set to star as Rosie in the 2017 NBC Live Musical, Bye Bye Birdie. But this won't be the superstar's first time singing music from the iconic score-check out Lopez performing 'Lot of Livin' on the opening night of her show in Las Vegas below! (more...)

It's Time to Telephone Your Best Friend and Celebrate BYE BYE BIRDIE!It's Time to Telephone Your Best Friend and Celebrate BYE BYE BIRDIE!
by Nora Dominick - Oct 28, 2016

To celebrate the iconic musical being the next live NBC production, BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of our favorite Bye Bye Birdie performances from over the years! Check it out below! (more...)

NBC Sets BYE BYE BIRDIE as Next Live Musical - Theater Fans React!NBC Sets BYE BYE BIRDIE as Next Live Musical - Theater Fans React!
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Following the announcement, theater fans took to social media to react to the news. Check out some of their responses below (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

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Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez Will Star In BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE On NBC in 2017Breaking News: Jennifer Lopez Will Star In BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE On NBC in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

This just in! Tonight at the Paley Center, during a conversation with Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment) , Greenblatt revealed the network's next big musical. And, it's ..... (more...)

Andy Garcia, Gina Rodriguez & More Celebrate Hispanic Achievements in TV at Paley Center's LA TributeAndy Garcia, Gina Rodriguez & More Celebrate Hispanic Achievements in TV at Paley Center's LA Tribute
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Paley Center for Media is proud to announce its Hollywood Tribute to Hispanic Achievements in Television, presented by Verizon. The celebration will take place on Monday, October 24, at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Has Found Its New Bard- Adam Pascal Will Join Cast as ShakespeareSOMETHING ROTTEN! Has Found Its New Bard- Adam Pascal Will Join Cast as Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award nominee and original Broadway rock star Adam Pascal (Rent, Aida) as 'William Shakespeare' beginning Monday, November 7, through Something Rotten!'s final Broadway performance on January 1, 2017. (more...)

Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to FollowParting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: SOMETHING ROTTEN! To Play Final Broadway Performance January 1st, National Tour to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 10-time Tony Award nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell will conclude its critically acclaimed engagement on Broadway on January 1, 2017 following 742 performances. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Swaps Broadway Venue, Dates RemainDEAR EVAN HANSEN Swaps Broadway Venue, Dates Remain
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Broadway premiere of the new musical Dear Evan Hansen has found a new home: it will officially open at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St), and not at the Belasco Theatre, as previously announced. (more...)

Jimmy Fallon Tapped to Host 74TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS on NBCJimmy Fallon Tapped to Host 74TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS on NBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Jimmy Fallon, America's #1 late-night talk show entertainer, has been named host of the 74TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS set to air on NBC live coast-to-coast from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 from 8-11 p.m. ET (5-8 p.m. PT). (more...)

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