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BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Ben Platt hosts the 2017 Jimmy Awards, honoring the best in high school musical theatre tonight! (more...)

Sale of Edward Albee's Estate Will Benefit His FoundationSale of Edward Albee's Estate Will Benefit His Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

The New York Times is reporting that Albee's museum-worthy collection of fine art, which includes works by Arp, Kandinsky, and more, will be sold at auction. The money will then be donated to The Edward Albee Foundation, an institution that provides residency to emerging artists in Montauk. The collection is valued at over $9 million. (more...)

Ron Howard Teases Musical Versions of PARENTHOOD & Current Trump PresidencyRon Howard Teases Musical Versions of PARENTHOOD & Current Trump Presidency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Speaking on stage at Cannes Lions today, award-winning director Ron Howard chatted about his upcoming stage projects and teased that there was one subject he'd love to see dramatized on the Broadway stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Big Brother Has its Eyes on the 1984 Opening Night CelebrationPhoto Coverage: Big Brother Has its Eyes on the 1984 Opening Night Celebration
by Walter McBride - Jun 23, 2017

Adapted and directed by Icke and Macmillan, 1984 officially arrives in New York this evening on the heels of four wildly successful U.K. runs. The strictly limited engagement began performances on May 18, 2017, and opened last night on Broadway at the new Hudson Theatre. Check out photos from the opening night celebration below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda & 'Weird Al' Yankovic Snap Epic Selfies to Celebrate Hollywood Walk of Fame HonorsLin-Manuel Miranda & 'Weird Al' Yankovic Snap Epic Selfies to Celebrate Hollywood Walk of Fame Honors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following yesterday's announcement that HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and parody songwriter 'Weird Al' Yankovic would both be receiving stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the duo, who just happened to be having lunch together when the news was released, turned to social media for celebration selfies! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Vassar & New York Stage and Film kicks off its star-studded 2017 Powerhouse season! (more...)

COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Hopes to Return to Broadway in an Original PlayCOLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Hopes to Return to Broadway in an Original Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Jennifer Lopez to Star in Romantic Comedy SECOND ACT for STX FilmsJennifer Lopez to Star in Romantic Comedy SECOND ACT for STX Films
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Jennifer Lopez (Monster in Law, Maid in Manhattan, Wedding Planner)will star in and produce the romantic comedy SECOND ACT for STXfilms, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of STXfilms, and Sam Brown, President of Production for the studio. (more...)

Jane Lynch Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Night of Music and Laughs at Heinz HallJane Lynch Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Night of Music and Laughs at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TV star Jane Lynch brings her unique blend of comedy, music and storytelling to a one-night-only experience, "Jane Lynch Sings the Great American Songbook (plus one Guatemalan love song)," with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsal for ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsal for ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!), and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), plays at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). Produced by Jim Russek, the open-ended engagement begins June 22. Opening night is June 29. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Company Unveils Sing for Hope Piano!Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Company Unveils Sing for Hope Piano!
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2017

Just yesterday, the cast of Broadway's Beautiful gathered for a pop-up performance of some of Carole King's most famous hits, at a piano designed by the cast to celebrate Carole King's story. Each of the records on the piano represent the 14 Carole King songs in the show with lyrics from the title song, "Beautiful," on the front of the piano. After the month of June, the piano will be donated to a school in need. (more...)

Here We Go Again! Dominic Cooper Talks MAMMA MIA! SequelHere We Go Again! Dominic Cooper Talks MAMMA MIA! Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 22, 2017

In a new interview with ETOnline, Dominic Cooper discusses the recently confirmed sequel to 2008's MAMMA MIA! Subtitled 'Here We Go Again!', the movie hits theaters on July 20, 2018. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 22nd, 2017 - 1984 Opens on Broadway and More!BWW Morning Brief June 22nd, 2017 - 1984 Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 1984, starring Olivia Wilde, Tom Sturridge and Reed Birney, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Production Begins on New Comedy TAG, Starrring Ed Helms, John Hamm & MoreProduction Begins on New Comedy TAG, Starrring Ed Helms, John Hamm & More
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Production begins this week on location in Atlanta for the new comedy TAG, directed by Jeff Tomsic (Comedy Central's “Broad City”) for New Line Cinema. (more...)

Scott Rudin, Ryan Murphy Among THR's '100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment'Scott Rudin, Ryan Murphy Among THR's '100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has compiled its second annual list of 'The 100 Most Powerful People in Entertainment.' Coming in at #92 was Broadway producer Scott Rudin. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Is Honored at the 7th Annual Alliance AwardsPhoto Coverage: Off Broadway Is Honored at the 7th Annual Alliance Awards
by Walter McBride - Jun 21, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, just presented the 7th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards yesterday at Sardi's. Honorees were on hand to accept their awards and Signature Theater founder James Houghton was posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC Celebrates Opening Night of FULFILLMENT CENTERPhoto Coverage: MTC Celebrates Opening Night of FULFILLMENT CENTER
by Walter McBride - Jun 21, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, the new play by Abe Koogler, directed by Daniel Aukin. Fulfillment Center opened just last night at The Studio at Stage II - Harold and Mimi Steinberg New Play Series at New York City Center - Stage II (131 West 55th Street).  (more...)


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BWW Morning Brief June 21st, 2017 - WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and More!BWW Morning Brief June 21st, 2017 - WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Playwright Heidi Schreck stars in her play WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME as part of Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS! (more...)

Megan Hilty, Shoshana Bean and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA at The 5th Avenue Theatre this JulyMegan Hilty, Shoshana Bean and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA at The 5th Avenue Theatre this July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

An additional lineup of Broadway stars and some of America's finest actors has been announced to perform at the special one-night-only edition of Concert for America. (more...)

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