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Des McAnuff to Direct New Motown-Inspired Musical About The TemptationsDes McAnuff to Direct New Motown-Inspired Musical About The Temptations
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 18, 2016

Des McAnuff will direct a new musical about the journey of Motown super group The Temptations, currently titled THE DETROIT WORKSHOP. (more...)

Lady Gaga to Write Entire New Album of Songs for A STAR IS BORN Reboot?Lady Gaga to Write Entire New Album of Songs for A STAR IS BORN Reboot?
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Lady Gaga plans to write an entire new album of songs for the 'A Star is Born' soundtrack. (more...)

Bradley Cooper Exiting Lady Gaga-Led A STAR IS BORN Remake?Bradley Cooper Exiting Lady Gaga-Led A STAR IS BORN Remake?
by Movies News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Bradley Cooper has recently expressed interest in doing a sci-fi adventure film, now being set up for the coming winter months, putting his role in the remake into question. (more...)

Update: Al Pacino-Led GOD LOOKED AWAY to Get L.A. Run Prior to BroadwayUpdate: Al Pacino-Led GOD LOOKED AWAY to Get L.A. Run Prior to Broadway
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

The Broadway production of GOD LOOKED AWAY will most-likely be preceded by a run in Los Angeles. (more...)

Al Pacino-Led GOD LOOKED AWAY Headed to Broadway Following 'Secret' LA PerformancesAl Pacino-Led GOD LOOKED AWAY Headed to Broadway Following 'Secret' LA Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Producers are currently looking for a New York theater and hoping to reach the Great White Way before the end of the year in order to qualify for Tony Award consideration. Robert Allan Ackerman will helm the production with THE COLOR PURPLE's Eric Falkenstein serving as lead producer. (more...)

UPDATE: Barbra Streisand Returns to Brooklyn - Reviewers Weigh In!UPDATE: Barbra Streisand Returns to Brooklyn - Reviewers Weigh In!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 12, 2016

Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, is bringing her legendary live performances to 9 cities. Tonight, the Grammy winning artist returns to her roots, performing at the Barclays Center in her hometown of Brooklyn, New York. (more...)

TOWER SNIPER by Monte Akers, Nathan Akers, and Dr. Roger Friedman is ReleasedTOWER SNIPER by Monte Akers, Nathan Akers, and Dr. Roger Friedman is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

HOUSTON, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ John M. Hardy Publishing will release'TOWER SNIPER: The Terror of America's First Active Shooter on Campus,' by Monte Akers, Nathan Akers, and Dr. Roger Friedman, Book Release Date: 28 July 2016. (more...)

New 'Monkees' Album 'Good Times!' Tops Adele & Ariana Grande on Charts!New 'Monkees' Album 'Good Times!' Tops Adele & Ariana Grande on Charts!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Hey hey they're The Monkees and they're doing just fine after 50 years in the business! (more...)

Grammy Award's Opening Number Mix-Up Leaves HAMILTON Fans In a TizzyGrammy Award's Opening Number Mix-Up Leaves HAMILTON Fans In a Tizzy
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 10, 2016

Last week, fans of Broadway's HAMILTON were overjoyed to learn the news that the hit Broadway musical would be performing at this year's GRAMMY AWARDS. (more...)

UPDATE: Quentin Tarantino Hopes to Bring THE HATEFUL EIGHT to Broadway 'Later This Year'UPDATE: Quentin Tarantino Hopes to Bring THE HATEFUL EIGHT to Broadway 'Later This Year'
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Quentin Tarantino was among Hollywood's top directors who gathered together for The Hollywood Reporter's latest roundtable discussion and revealed that he hopes to adapt his latest film THE HATEFUL EIGHT to the stage.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/17/2015 - 11/24/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 11/17/2015 - 11/24/2015
by - Nov 24, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/17/2015 - 11/24/2015. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Kelli O'Hara, Kelsey Grammer Set for Julie Andrews-Helmed MY FAIR LADY Revival?Rialto Chatter: Kelli O'Hara, Kelsey Grammer Set for Julie Andrews-Helmed MY FAIR LADY Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Kelsey Grammer and Kelli O'Hara starring in a revival of MY FAIR LADY? Wouldn't it be loverly! According to Roger Friedman's Showbiz411, it just may be happening. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bruce Willis-Led MISERY Officially Creeps Onto BroadwayReview Roundup: Bruce Willis-Led MISERY Officially Creeps Onto Broadway
by Review Roundups - Nov 15, 2015

Broadway's new suspense thriller Misery, starring two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman, opens tonight, Sunday, November 15, 2015, in a strictly limited 16-week engagement. (more...)

Meryl Streep, Nathan Lane & More Set for Mike Nichols Memorial Service; SPAMALOT's Eric Idle, John Cleese to PerformMeryl Streep, Nathan Lane & More Set for Mike Nichols Memorial Service; SPAMALOT's Eric Idle, John Cleese to Perform
by Jessica Khan - Nov 3, 2015

Now, Elaine May has joined the lineup of hosts. Monty Python's Eric Idle and John Cleese are also set to perform (hopefully selections from SPAMALOT!), with readings and other music also planned. (more...)


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Review Roundup: CLEVER LITTLE LIES, Starring Marlo Thomas, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: CLEVER LITTLE LIES, Starring Marlo Thomas, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 12, 2015

Two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro's critically acclaimed new comedy CLEVER LITTLE LIES opens tonight, October 12th at the Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (407 West 43rd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Special Memorial Service for Acclaimed Director Mike Nichols In the WorksSpecial Memorial Service for Acclaimed Director Mike Nichols In the Works
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Lorne Michaels, Brian Lourd, and Barry Diller are currently involved in planning the long overdue event (more...)

Woody Allen on IRRATIONAL MAN Star & Bette Midler's Daughter Sophie: 'She's Wonderful'Woody Allen on IRRATIONAL MAN Star & Bette Midler's Daughter Sophie: 'She's Wonderful'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

During the discussion, Friedman asked the legendary director about Bette Midler's actress daughter, Sophie von Haselberg, who is making her film debut in his latest project. (more...)

88-Year-Old Tony Bennett Cancels UK Concert Due to Illness88-Year-Old Tony Bennett Cancels UK Concert Due to Illness
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

Tony Bennett was forced to cancel last night's concert with Lady Gaga at Royal Albert Hall in London due to the flu. (more...)

Benjamin Walker Will Get Bloody in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway; Musical Still Expected to Bow in 2016Benjamin Walker Will Get Bloody in AMERICAN PSYCHO on Broadway; Musical Still Expected to Bow in 2016
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 2, 2015

As previously reported, American Psycho will soon be cutting out a niche for itself on Broadway, with previews expected to begin in February 2016, ahead of an official opening in March. (more...)

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