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SNL to Go Live in All Time Zones for Final 4 Telecasts; Fallon, McCarthy to HostSNL to Go Live in All Time Zones for Final 4 Telecasts; Fallon, McCarthy to Host
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

For the first time in its storied history, NBC's iconic late-night franchise SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, which is delivering its most-watched season in 24 years, will be broadcast live simultaneously across the country for its final four shows of the season — April 15, May 6, 13 and 20. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE Coming to Primetime Beginning 8/10SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE Coming to Primetime Beginning 8/10
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

NBC is bringing a late-night institution to primetime with a four-episode order for SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: WEEKEND UPDATE, which joins the schedule starting Thursday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. (more...)

Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!Jerry Mitchell, Alex Rudzinski to Direct NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, the network's 2017 live holiday musical production starring Jennifer Lopez, has found its directorial duo (more...)

John Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny LeonJohn Stamos, Neil Meron & Craig Zadan, Robert Greenblatt to Chair 2017 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Honoring Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces Robert Greenblatt, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning producer and Chairman of NBC Entertainment (The Wiz LIVE! and Hairpsray LIVE!), and John Stamos, star of stage and screen (Full House), as honorary co-chairs, and Neil Meron and Craig Zadan of Storyline Entertainment - Zadan/Meron Productions (Chicago, Hairpsray LIVE!) as co-chairs of the 2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon. (more...)

FOX Exec Teases Network is 'So Close' to Announcing Next Live MusicalFOX Exec Teases Network is 'So Close' to Announcing Next Live Musical
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour this month, entertainment president David Madden teased that although the network has not yet completely solidified plans for its next live musical event, it is 'so close' to revealing which show the network will present. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer to Host THE PALEY CENTER SALUTES NBC'S 90TH ANNIVERSARY, 2/19Kelsey Grammer to Host THE PALEY CENTER SALUTES NBC'S 90TH ANNIVERSARY, 2/19
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

From “The Golden Girls” and “Cheers” to “Friends” and “The Office” … from “SNL” and “Hill Street Blues” to “The Voice” and “This Is Us,” from Jack to Johnny to Jay to Jimmy, the rich and prolific history of NBC will be celebrated Sunday, Feb. 19 from 9-11 p.m. on THE PALEY CENTER SALUTES NBC'S 90TH ANNIVERSARY. (more...)

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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