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Photo Flash: NBC Announces Winner of HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Dance-Off; Maddie Baillio Performs National AnthemPhoto Flash: NBC Announces Winner of HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Dance-Off; Maddie Baillio Performs National Anthem
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On September 15th, NBC held a dance contest at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore to find one lucky dancer who will be part of the network's live telecast of HAIRPRAY LIVE! on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce CATCH ME IF YOU CANHale Center Theater Orem to Produce CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Musical, this delightfully entertaining show was created by a Tony Award-winning 'dream team,' with a book by Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime) and a swinging score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray). (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction LineupJavier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

BWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in WorcesterBWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in Worcester
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 21, 2016

Music Worcester had a grand opening to its 157th season last night at beautiful Mechanics Hall, a treasure in downtown Worcester, presenting Patti LuPone in her latest solo concert program, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY. She shared the stage with her fantastic musical director/accompanist Joseph Thalken, and was joined by The Worcester Chorus for several songs in the second act. It was thrilling to hear so many signature songs performed live by one of the great Broadway divas. (more...)

Billy Eichner Joins Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!; Original Dynamites to Return!Billy Eichner Joins Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!; Original Dynamites to Return!
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

BWW has just learned that funny man Billy Eichner has joined the cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! as Rob Barker, the Baltimore TV newscaster who reports on Tracy Turnblad and her escape from prison in an attempt to integrate the “Corny Collins Show.” (more...)

BWW Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 16, 2016

The vibe of the swinging sixties, the cat and mouse intrigue, the jazzy score, the witty lyrics - this is the winning combination NextStop Theatre Company has captured for their new and lively production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - The Musical. Take the red-eye flight to get your tickets for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Between the bountiful cheesecake, strong performers, and memorable tunes, this is a ring-a-ding-ding musical that deserves to sell out. (more...)

PHOTO: Newest Tracy Turnblad Maddie Baillio Meets HAIRSPRAY Creator John WatersPHOTO: Newest Tracy Turnblad Maddie Baillio Meets HAIRSPRAY Creator John Waters
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Last night, Maddie Baillio, who will take on the iconic role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, met up with 'Hairspray' creator John Waters at a restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland. (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winner Patti LuPone Returns to the OC with COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDABWW Review: Tony Winner Patti LuPone Returns to the OC with COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 12, 2016

The very second that Tony Award-winning Broadway Legend Patti LuPone sings---heck, even when she walks out before she belts a single note---you know you're in the presence of someone that deserves the mountains of accolades she has continuously enjoyed through a very long, illustrious career on the stage. That very storied career became the abundantly cheeky narrative jumping-off point for her latest one-woman concert entitled COULDA, WOULDA, SHOULDA... PLAYED THAT PART, which played to a packed house at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa this past Friday, September 9. For her one-night-only return to the OC (part of the Center's 30th Anniversary offerings), Ms. LuPone was armed with a songbook of both showtunes she wishes she would have sung on Broadway and showtunes she herself made famous. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Presents CATCH ME IF YOU CANNextStop Theatre Presents CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

'Catch Me If You Can The Musical', Book by Terrence McNally; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman is now appearing Thursdays through Sundays until October 9, 2016at NextStop Theatre Company, in Herndon, Virginia. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Derek Hough as HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Corny Collins!Photo: First Look - Derek Hough as HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Corny Collins!
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Derek Hough will take on the role of Corny Collins, the host of The Corny Collins Show in NBC's upcoming holiday broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE. Today, NBC released a first look at the Dancing With the Stars pro in costume! (more...)

Baltimore Dance Audition Announced for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!; Maddie Baillio to JudgeBaltimore Dance Audition Announced for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!; Maddie Baillio to Judge
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

One lucky dancer will have a chance to take part in NBC's upcoming HAIRSPRAY LIVE. WBAL-TV 11 in Baltimore has announced an audition taking place at the city's Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore on September 15th. (more...)

Bid Now for Walk-On Roles & More at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand AuctionBid Now for Walk-On Roles & More at BC/EFA's 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts, rejoice - the biggest day of the year for Broadway fans is less than three weeks away. (more...)

This Just In! Direct from Broadway, HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Casts Seaweed and Little Inez; Plus New Video PromoThis Just In! Direct from Broadway, HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Casts Seaweed and Little Inez; Plus New Video Promo
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

This just in! Essence.com has just broken the news that HAIRSPRAY LIVE! has completed its all-star dream cast with not one, but two final cast members - direct from Broadway! (more...)

The 2016-17 Season at The Playhouse San Antonio AnnouncedThe 2016-17 Season at The Playhouse San Antonio Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Playhouse San Antonio is pleased and excited to present the 2016-17 Season. (more...)

Get Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next WeekGet Your Golden Ticket to Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced today that tickets for the new musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory starring two-time Tony Award winner Christian Borle, will go on sale exclusively for MasterCard Cardholders beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 10am EST through Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

Julie Andrews Reacts to MARY POPPINS RETURNS CastingJulie Andrews Reacts to MARY POPPINS RETURNS Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

Emily Blunt can officially add the approval of the original Mary Poppins herself to a growing list of accolades. According to Entertainment Weekly, when Rob Marshall, the director of the upcoming film, first told Julie Andrews the top-secret news that Emily Blunt would be playing the titular character in the highly-anticipated sequel, her reaction was, 'Oh, wonderful!' (more...)

Matthew Broderick Will Be Honored at Friends of Hudson River Park Gala 2016Matthew Broderick Will Be Honored at Friends of Hudson River Park Gala 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Gala Co-Chairs Mia Jung & Scott M. Lawin, Sukey & Michael E. Novogratz Megan Walsh Shaoul & Ben Shaoul, and Diana L. Taylor have announced the Friends of Hudson River Park Gala 2016, hosted by Harry Connick, Jr. (more...)

Sandra Bernhard and More to Gather in Celebration of Mx Justin Vivian BondSandra Bernhard and More to Gather in Celebration of Mx Justin Vivian Bond
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Iconic performer, writer, artist and activist Mx Justin Vivian Bond will close out an epic yearlong retrospective of v's 25 year career at Joe's Pub at The Public with a new show called The Golden Age of Justin Vivian Bond, September 7-10 at 9:00PM, and a tribute concert, Trans/Art/Family: The VIVification of NYC, on September 11 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAITRESS Star Jessie Mueller Mentors Kids at Broadway Artists AlliancePhoto Flash: WAITRESS Star Jessie Mueller Mentors Kids at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On Friday, August 5th, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance received a visit from Tony Award winner, Jessie Mueller. She charmed them from the first moment when she sat down for her interview and rescued an eyelash from Artistic Director Jennifer Johns' cheek so that she could make a wish. Mueller's down-to-earth insight and wisdom was welcomed by the students of Broadway Artists Alliance in a Q&A that seemed to fly by. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

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