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Date of Birth: December 05, 1901
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BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Adios, 2016! My Favorite MomentsBWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Adios, 2016! My Favorite Moments
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Dec 28, 2016

2016 is officially ending, and while much of the year was filled with major upsets (RIP David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Prince, Muhammad Ali, Carrie, Alan Rickman, and many others) and some seriously stressful moments (2016 presidential election, I'm looking at you!), the year had bright moments too! Thus, I run through a few of my favorite moments of 2016. (more...)

Hulu Inks Licensing Deal for Library of Disney Blockbuster FavoritesHulu Inks Licensing Deal for Library of Disney Blockbuster Favorites
by TV News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Hulu has reached its first licensing agreement for theatrical features with The Walt Disney Studios. The new, multi-year deal grants the streaming service the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to a collection of hit movies and family favorites from Disney's library of blockbuster films. (more...)

ABC to Air TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, 1/12ABC to Air TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA, 1/12
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture opened its doors with an all-star tribute on ABC Television's TAKING THE STAGE: AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND STORIES THAT CHANGED AMERICA a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word on THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EST). (more...)

Virtual Reality Encounter CVTRAIN to Play PS122's COIL 2017Virtual Reality Encounter CVTRAIN to Play PS122's COIL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

As part of the twelfth edition of PS122's Coil festival, Performance Space 122 presents CVRTAIN, a Virtual Reality (VR) experience by Yehuda Duenyas where the audience member is the star. CVRTAIN places the participant center stage in a beautiful theater where a curtain parts to reveal an audience of thousands teeming with adulation. (more...)

January Brings Rolling Stones Show Tribute Band and Comedian Tom Papa to SOPACJanuary Brings Rolling Stones Show Tribute Band and Comedian Tom Papa to SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Kicking off the new year with high-energy and laughs, SOPAC presents the renowned Stones tribute band, Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show on January 13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. and stand-up comedian Tom Papa on January 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

OpenICE, THE TERRIFYING, REAL TALK and More Set for Abrons Arts Center's Spring 2017 SeasonOpenICE, THE TERRIFYING, REAL TALK and More Set for Abrons Arts Center's Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Aprons Arts Center has announced its Spring 2017 season, featuring a lineup of boundary-pushing theatre, dance and performance. (more...)

Cast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and DubaiCast Announced for MARY POPPINS in Zurich and Dubai
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh are delighted to 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. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Cast Recording Will Arrive in March!FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Cast Recording Will Arrive in March!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. (more...)

Second Show Added to Chris Rock Brings The Total Blackout Tour at Dr. Phillips CenterSecond Show Added to Chris Rock Brings The Total Blackout Tour at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Live Nation presents CHRIS ROCK THE TOTAL BLACKOUT TOUR 2017. Due to popular demand, a second show has been added to Chris Rock's appearance at Dr. Phillips Center.      (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY!
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. The studio recording can be pre-ordered here. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Full Clip of MOANA's 'Shiny,' Written by Lin-Manuel MirandaVIDEO: Watch Full Clip of MOANA's 'Shiny,' Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Movies News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Today, Disney shares the full sequence from the studio's hit animated film MOANA featuring the song "SHINY" written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and performed by Jemaine Clement. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEENLong Beach Opera Stages Henry Purcell's THE FAIRY QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Long Beach Opera (LBO) opens its 2017 season on January 22 and 28, 2017 with Henry Purcell's 1692 The Fairy Queen, a re-telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The California-based performance troupe Culture Clash and LBO's Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek put their spin on this immortal tale. The Fairy Queen will be performed at the Beverly O'Neill Theater, 300 E. Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach CA. 90802. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, HAIR, DRACULA and More Set for Mercury Theater Chicago's 2017 SeasonMARY POPPINS, HAIR, DRACULA and More Set for Mercury Theater Chicago's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, promises a season filled with laughter, love and entertainment. (more...)

The Walt Disney Studios to Hit Industry-First $7 Billion at Global Box Office TodayThe Walt Disney Studios to Hit Industry-First $7 Billion at Global Box Office Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Today, The Walt Disney Studios will become the first studio ever to reach the $7 billion threshold at the global box office, setting a new industry record. With a powerful $290 million global debut for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney's year-to-date grosses are $6,988.3 million from Jan. 1 through Dec. 18, 2016, including $2,700.4 million domestically, also an industry record, and $4,287.9 million internationally, a Disney record. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In the Studio - Ruby Lewis Records 'Somewhere in My Memory' to Benefit the Alzheimer's AssociationSTAGE TUBE: In the Studio - Ruby Lewis Records 'Somewhere in My Memory' to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

PARAMOUR leading lady Ruby Lewis has just released a music video for her new holiday single 'Somewhere in My Memory.' The 'making of,' behind-the-scenes look features Lewis in Ted Spencer Studio in New York City with producer David Wise. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MOANA Producer Talks Exploring Oceanic Culture to Create Moana's WorldSTAGE TUBE: MOANA Producer Talks Exploring Oceanic Culture to Create Moana's World
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2016

After years of criticism directed at Disney for giving in to stereotypes when portraying non-white characters and their cultures, one of the most refreshing aspects of the studio's latest 'princess' film is the creators' dedication to depicting the world of the title character with dignity, accuracy, and depth. Moana producer Osnat Shurer recently sat down with Deadline's Contenders to discuss the process of developing the island of Mata Nui. (more...)

Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with BroadwayWorld's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!Give the Gift of Broadway This Holiday Season with BroadwayWorld's 2016 Holiday Gift Guide!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Need some last minute gift ideas for the Broadway lover in your life? Fear not! There may be only a few short weeks left before the holidays, but we've got plenty of ideas to add to your shopping list! (more...)

Walt Disney Records Releases ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack TodayWalt Disney Records Releases ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walt Disney Records releases today the ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY soundtrack, which features score by Oscar and Grammy award-winning composer Michael Giacchino. (more...)

VIDEO: Disney Unveils New TV Spot for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORYVIDEO: Disney Unveils New TV Spot for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Walt Disney has released an all-new TV Spot forROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. The film hits U.S. theaters December 16 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D. Check it out below! (more...)

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