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Photo Flash: Michael Jackson ONE Hosts Birthday Celebration for The King of PopPhoto Flash: Michael Jackson ONE Hosts Birthday Celebration for The King of Pop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In tribute to the greatest entertainer of all time, the Estate of Michael Jackson and Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil just wrapped a three-day birthday extravaganza for the King of Pop to celebrate what would have been his 58th birthday. Hosted at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas August 27 - 29, the fourth annual birthday celebration delighted guests throughout the weekend, featuring unforgettable activities, coveted prizes and more. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

'W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times' to Play Final Shows This Week at FringeNYC'W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times' to Play Final Shows This Week at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Man for All Times, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (using many of Du Bois own words), featuring BrIan Richardson, with costumes by Terry Leong (Conan O'Brian Show), lighting by Joyce Liao (Pan Asian Rep. Theatre for the New City, Abingdon Theatre, 59E59), sound by Louis Lopardi (Fresh Fruit Festival NYC, Boston Conservatory), and sets by Ruben Arana Downs (Faculty-SUNY, FAMU), will perform in the NY International Fringe Festival. Scroll down for a peek at the show! (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 8/26/2016 - 8/26/2016This Weeks New Movies - 8/26/2016 - 8/26/2016
by BWW - Aug 21, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 8/26/2016 - 8/26/2016! (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall GalaAmerican Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on BroadwayBreaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced†the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

BWW Preview:  Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17BWW Preview: Savion Glover Performs at BB KINGS in Times Square on 8/17
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 15, 2016

Tony Award-winning, Tap Dancer, Choreographer, and Producer, Savion Glover is celebrating his 32nd year as a performing artist in show business and will thrill his fans with a performance at BB Kings in Times Square on Wednesday evening, August 17th. (more...)

NBC to Present RIO OLYMPICS Opening Film Narrated by Giancarlo Esposito TonightNBC to Present RIO OLYMPICS Opening Film Narrated by Giancarlo Esposito Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

BC lights the torch on its primetime coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics today, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT with an energetic and insightful opening film narrated by Emmy Award-nominee Giancarlo Esposito. (more...)

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Reveals Fall SeasonScottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Reveals Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Scottsdale†Center†for the†Performing†Arts Reveals†Fall Events Season.†Highlights include the Scottsdale International Film Festival, R&B legend Roberta Flack, flamenco guitarist Tomatito, the world-class Warsaw Philharmonic, The Havana Cuba All-Stars, best-selling author Garrison Keillor, Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby, Broadway stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, The Capitol Steps' take on Trump vs. Hillary, and much more! (more...)

SummerStage Brings Roger Guenveur Smith, Saul Williams and Chicago to the Stage in AugustSummerStage Brings Roger Guenveur Smith, Saul Williams and Chicago to the Stage in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Summer†may be†winding down but SummerStage, NYC's largest†free†performing arts festival†still has several†great†theater and spoken word†performances left.† (more...)

John Leguizamo to Bring The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway This FallJohn Leguizamo to Bring The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

John Leguizamo is proud to present The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which will make its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), beginning previews on Tuesday, October 25th and officially opening on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel Moves Cedric The Entertainer Date to SeptemberMotorCity Casino Hotel Moves Cedric The Entertainer Date to September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The date of the performance by Cedric 'The Entertainer' has changed. The new date is Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 8pm. (more...)

Harvey Keitel to Receive Locarno Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement AwardHarvey Keitel to Receive Locarno Film Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award
by Movies News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Fifty years and over a hundred faces. In a name, Harvey Keitel. Locarno embraces one of the greatest actors in Hollywood and rewards him on August 6th in Piazza Grande with the Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Pulse Ensemble to Bring W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES to FringeNYCPulse Ensemble to Bring W.E.B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES to FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Pulse Ensemble Theatre presents†W. E. B. DU BOIS: A MAN FOR ALL TIMES, written and directed by Alexa Kelly (Artistic Director Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Founder/AD Harlem Summer Shakespeare) as part of FringeNYC. (more...)

Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, July 28Legendary Michael Jackson HIStory Statue Unveiled at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, July 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

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Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF PanelsTim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has†announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/20/16- PASSING STRANGESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/20/16- PASSING STRANGE
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2016

Today in 2008, Passing Strange closed at the Belasco Theatre, where it ran for 165 performances. Passing Strange is a rock musical about a young African American's artistic journey of self-discovery in Europe, drawing on heavy elements of existentialism, metafictional comedy, and the Kunstlerroman. The musical's lyrics and book are by Stew with music and orchestrations by Heidi Rodewald and Stew. It was created in collaboration with director Annie Dorsen. The musical was developed at the Sundance Institute Theatre Lab in 2004 and 2005, one of the only works there ever to be invited back for a second round of development. It had productions in Berkeley, California and Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway in 2008, garnering strong reviews and several awards. Spike Lee filmed the musical on Broadway as a documentary, premiering the film in 2009. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Company Celebrate New Chapter in HAMILTON HistoryPhoto Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Company Celebrate New Chapter in HAMILTON History
by Walter McBride - Jul 11, 2016

On Saturday night, a chapter in Broadway musical history came to a close as Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016 Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr) andPhillipa Soo (Eliza Hamilton) all played their final performances in Hamilton. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo Take Final Bows in HAMILTON!Photo Coverage: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr. and Phillipa Soo Take Final Bows in HAMILTON!
by Walter McBride - Jul 10, 2016

Just last†night, a chapter in Broadway musical history came to a close as Lin-Manuel Miranda, 2016 Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Aaron Burr) and Phillipa Soo†(Eliza Hamilton) all played their final performances in Hamilton. (more...)

Video: Watch HAMILTON's Special Curtain Call!Video: Watch HAMILTON's Special Curtain Call!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

To commemorate the departure of three of the show's leads, the production broadcast the curtain call on Facebook Live to more than 30,000 live viewers.†Featured in the curtain call? The WEST WING theme song.† (more...)

World Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next WeekWorld Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the world premiere engagement of And Still You Must Swing with three of the world's most celebrated tap dance luminariesóDormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. GrantóJuly††† 6-10 in the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation including a live onstage band and a star-studded cast with critically-acclaimed guest artist and 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown. (more...)

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