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Junior Achievement Honors 64 Organizations With U.S. President's Volunteer Service AwardJunior Achievement Honors 64 Organizations With U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

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Country Music Trio Temecula Road Signs to Buena Vista RecordsCountry Music Trio Temecula Road Signs to Buena Vista Records
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Country music trio Temecula Road — sisters Emma (vocals/mandolin) and Maddie (vocals) Salute together with longtime friend Dawson Anderson (vocals/guitar) — has signed with Buena Vista Records (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news, and click HERE to learn more about how we've revamped our morning brief for 2017! Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

 The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series Features Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series Features Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Winter Park Playhouse will feature their very own Musical Director and accomplished entertainer Christopher Leavy in their popular Spotlight Cabaret Series - February 15 and 16, 2017.   (more...)

Inspiring Stories of African-American Heroes to be Presented During Black History Month on ABCInspiring Stories of African-American Heroes to be Presented During Black History Month on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

To cultivate kids' deeper interest in history and inspire them to feel their own significance in the present and future, stories about distinguished men and women including the Tuskegee Airmen Chief Civilian flight instructor Charles Alfred 'Chief' Anderson, the history-making commercial airline pilot Stephanie R. Grant, animator and Disney legend Floyd Norman, and physician, role model and activist Dr. Myiesha Taylor, will be presented as part of Disney|ABC Television Group's 'Be Inspired' interstitial series during Black History Month on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior. (more...)

National Open Call Audition for Dr. Phillips Center Jazz OrchestraNational Open Call Audition for Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts seeks professional musicians nationwide for the formation of the Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra. Auditions will be held at the Dr. Phillips Center on February 27 and 28, 2017. (more...)

Disney Announces Opening Night Events Nationwide for Fans of BEAUTY AND THE BEASTDisney Announces Opening Night Events Nationwide for Fans of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is scheduling special opening night events for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fans on Thursday, March 16 at approximately 590 locations nationwide. T (more...)

Voting Opens Today for 4th Annual Adoption at the Movies AwardsVoting Opens Today for 4th Annual Adoption at the Movies Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Fourth Annual Adoption at the Movies Awards are coming on February 21, 2017.  Nominees will be announced to the public on Adoption at the Movies' website and social media.  (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra's Westside Connections Spotlights Music: The Mirror of Time, 2/23LA Chamber Orchestra's Westside Connections Spotlights Music: The Mirror of Time, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Westside Connections series 2017, curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, spotlights Music: The Mirror of Time on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Santa Monica's Moss Theater.  As the series' special guests lead explorations of musical masterworks that emerged from times of triumph and tragedy in England, Russia and Germany, the first of three Westside Connections programs focuses on England and features the West Coast premiere of Andrew Norman's Sonnets.  Guest artists are pianist Bernadene Blaha, hailed for her "brilliant command of the piano," and special guest Jan Swafford, composer, music essayist and author of biographies that illuminate the life and times of Beethoven, Brahms and Charles Ives.  The eclectic program also includes Elgar's Quintet in A minor for Piano and String Quartet, described by Gramophone as "big chamber music, with at times an almost orchestral sonority to it."  Joining Blaha are LACO artists Josefina Vergara, violin; Joel Pargman, violin; Robert Brophy, viola; and Trevor Handy, cello.  NPR's Renee Montagne interviews the special guests and moderates a short Q&A at the conclusion of each program. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This FebruaryFiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Travels to The PAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College (The PAC) will present the critically-acclaimed production of Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS. This celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will perform at The PAC, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY 10577 on Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 8 at 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at International Tour of MARY POPPINSPhoto Flash: First Look at International Tour of MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. Following the current highly acclaimed run of the production at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the new cast of MARY POPPINS will open at the Theater 11 in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday 1 February 2017 with performances until Sunday 19 March 2017. The production will then run at Dubai Opera in Dubai, UAE from Monday 1 May 2017 until Wednesday 18 May 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at International Tour of MARY POPPINS - Coming to Switzerland, Feb. 1STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at International Tour of MARY POPPINS - Coming to Switzerland, Feb. 1
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2017

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh announce casting for the 2017 performances of the international tour of their multi award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, which will play in Switzerland and Dubai in 2017. Following the current highly acclaimed run of the production at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, the new cast of MARY POPPINS will open at the Theater 11 in Zurich, Switzerland on Wednesday 1 February 2017 with performances until Sunday 19 March 2017. The production will then run at Dubai Opera in Dubai, UAE from Monday 1 May 2017 until Wednesday 18 May 2017. (more...)

Zachary Levi, Mandy Moore Reprise TANGLED Roles in New Disney Channel Movie & SeriesZachary Levi, Mandy Moore Reprise TANGLED Roles in New Disney Channel Movie & Series
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Set between the stories told in Walt Disney Animation Studios' acclaimed film 'Tangled' and its short film 'Tangled Ever After,' the Disney Channel Original Movie 'Tangled Before Ever After' makes its debut on FRIDAY, MARCH 10 (more...)

Cast & Creative Team Revealed for Live-Action Adaptation of MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGERCast & Creative Team Revealed for Live-Action Adaptation of MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Freeform and Marvel today announced the cast and creative team for its highly anticipated series, MARVEL'S CLOAK & DAGGER, a live-action adaptation of the popular Marvel comic. (more...)

VIDEO: Final BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer, ft. Ariana Grande & John Legend DuetVIDEO: Final BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer, ft. Ariana Grande & John Legend Duet
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

See the all-new final TV spot for Walt Disney Studios' live action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, hitting theaters on March 17th! (more...)

Planet Hollywood's Transformed Orlando Flagship Location Will Reopen Its Doors TodayPlanet Hollywood's Transformed Orlando Flagship Location Will Reopen Its Doors Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Planet Hollywood, America's preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, will open its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood Observatory, today, January 30 th, 2017. Centrally located to all the nearby attractions, the restaurant overlooks the heart of Disney Springs, the dining, retail and entertainment district located at Walt Disney World Resort. Multi-million dollar renovations have transformed Planet Hollywood's iconic globe into a four-story stargazing observatory with new spaces including an outdoor terrace and lounge, a new menu and an exciting new look and feel. The 36,000-square-foot restaurant invites patrons of all ages to "Dine Amongst the Stars" with an immersive theatrical dining experience unlike anything before. (more...)

Entertainment Stocks Under Scanner -- Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast, Walt Disney, and CBS Corp.Entertainment Stocks Under Scanner -- Twenty-First Century Fox, Comcast, Walt Disney, and CBS Corp.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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Emmy Award-Winning Voice Actor Jason Frazier Set As Guest Of Honor At RainbowCon 2017Emmy Award-Winning Voice Actor Jason Frazier Set As Guest Of Honor At RainbowCon 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Emmy Award-winning voice actor Jason Frazier has been set as the Guest of Honor at the 2017 Rainbow Conference (RainbowCon), July 6-9 at the Holiday Inn Westshore in Tampa, Florida. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017
by - Jan 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

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