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MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKENMUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Norris Center - It Vas a Fun Night, YaBWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Norris Center - It Vas a Fun Night, Ya
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 27, 2016

When October hits and Halloween horror movies begin to flood late night TV, you can always count on at least one station somewhere airing Mel Brooks' 1974 classic comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. But this year, the situation is a little different. With the recent passing of Gene Wilder, who stars in the title role and also co-wrote the film with Brooks, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN has been making many more appearances than usual in tribute to Wilder's uncommon genius. As a writer and actor, the film was some of his finest work and will continue to make audiences laugh for years to come. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 SeasonGoodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi DenchProduction Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 30th Anniversary Performance Releases Tickets for SaleTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 30th Anniversary Performance Releases Tickets for Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday 10 October, the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA', at the Her Majesty's Theatre, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a very special charity gala performance in aid of The Music in Secondary Schools Trust. Tickets are on sale now via Her Majesty's Theatre Box Office. (more...)

BWW Review: The Old Globe Aims for the SKYBWW Review: The Old Globe Aims for the SKY
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 26, 2016

The new musical OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe is inspired by the Universal Pictures film and the book Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. is running through Oct. 23, 2016 at The Old Globe (more...)

Tony Nominee Josh Gad to Star & Co-Write Limited Drama Series TOY WARSTony Nominee Josh Gad to Star & Co-Write Limited Drama Series TOY WARS
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

BOOK OF MORMON's Josh Gad will star and co-write the limited drama series TOY WARS for Amazon. Josh Schwartz and Ryan Dixon are attached to co-write and serve as showrunner while Seth Gordon directs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old GlobeSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cast Set for Stuart Saint's PRINCESS, Playing This November at LOST TheatreCast Set for Stuart Saint's PRINCESS, Playing This November at LOST Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Stuart Saint's ground-breaking interdisciplinary Princess, which opens at the LOST Theatre in November, is proud to announce their cast. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

See MISS SAIGON In Select Cinemas Nationwide on Thursday, 9/22See MISS SAIGON In Select Cinemas Nationwide on Thursday, 9/22
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 19, 2016

Fathom Events, Universal Pictures and Picturehouse Entertainment bring Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical, MISS SAIGON: The 25th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE, to select cinemas nationwide for an extraordinary one-night event on Thursday, September 22. (more...)

Mel Brooks Musical Comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN  Opens 34th Season at the Norris TheatreMel Brooks Musical Comedy YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Opens 34th Season at the Norris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Palos Verdes Performing Arts is mounting a new staging of Mel Brook's Broadway hit musical comedy 'Young Frankenstein,' which was adapted from the comic genius' classic 1974 movie. The production will run September 23 to October 9 the 450-seat Norris Theatre on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. (more...)

Justin Lin, Marlon Wayans & More Join Judges for 11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILMFESTIVALJustin Lin, Marlon Wayans & More Join Judges for 11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILMFESTIVAL
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

As part of the company's ongoing initiatives to find new voices, the NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL unveiled the judging panel for its 11th annual festival. (more...)

Justin Lin, Marlon Wayans, Will Packer and Tracey Wigfield Join As Judges for the 11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVALJustin Lin, Marlon Wayans, Will Packer and Tracey Wigfield Join As Judges for the 11th Annual NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

As part of the company's ongoing initiatives to find new voices, the NBCUniversal SHORT FILM FESTIVAL unveiled the judging panel for its 11th annual festival. The diverse group of award-winning directors, writers, producers and actors include director Justin Lin(Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond), producer Will Packer (Ride Along series, Straight Outta Compton), writer-producer Tracey Wigfield (The Mindy Project, creator and showrunner of NBC's upcoming Great News), Marlon Wayans (NBC's upcoming Marlon), Masi Oka (Heroes, Hawaii Five-0) and writer-directorMalcolm D. Lee (The Best Man, Barbershop: The Next Cut) as well as festival alumni Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat, Trainwreck) and Hasan Minaj (The Daily Show). (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Tori Kelly Perform 'Hallelujah' at SING World PremiereVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Tori Kelly Perform 'Hallelujah' at SING World Premiere
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Below, watch the songstress and superstar Jennifer Hudson perform Leonard Cohen's classic tune, 'Hallelujah' at the premiere. (more...)

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell & Kathryn Hahn are BAD MOMS, Arriving on Blu-ray & DVD November 1stMila Kunis, Kristen Bell & Kathryn Hahn are BAD MOMS, Arriving on Blu-ray & DVD November 1st
by Movies News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Bad Moms, the year's biggest R-rated comedy – a runaway hit with audiences and critics alike – is coming to Digital HD on October 18, 2016 and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on November 1, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.   (more...)

Historical Thriller ANTHROPOID Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD & On Demand 11/1Historical Thriller ANTHROPOID Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD & On Demand 11/1
by Movies News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Operation Anthropoid was the code name for one of World War II's most courageous resistance plots. The incredible true story is depicted in ANTHROPOID, Bleecker Street's historical thriller coming to Blu-ray , DVD, Digital HD and On Demand on November 1, 2016 (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!Photo Flash: New Production Shots from BILLY ELLIOT at the Bristol Hippodrome!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The producers of the multi award-winning smash hit Billy Elliot the Musical are delighted to announce that the four boys who will play the title role in the first ever UK and Ireland tour of the iconic musical are Adam Abbou (12 years old from Liverpool),Matthew Lyons (11 years old from Leeds), Haydn May (11 years old from Bath) and Lewis Smallman (12 years old from West Bromwich). The boys were cast following nationwide auditions and after months of intensive rehearsals began alternating in the role following the show's opening earlier in the year.  Billy Elliot the musical opens at The Bristol Hippodrome on Tuesday 25thOctober and runs until Saturday 26th November 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: See OCTOBER SKY's Kyle Selig and Company Preview Tunes in Rehearsal at The Old GlobeSTAGE TUBE: See OCTOBER SKY's Kyle Selig and Company Preview Tunes in Rehearsal at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 7, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run September 10 - October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. Below, watch Kyle Selig and the cast of OCTOBER SKY perform the songs 'Look to the Stars' and 'Big Creek Missile Agency' in rehearsal at The Old Globe! (more...)

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