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Up on the Marquee: KRISTIN CHENOWETH: MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAYUp on the Marquee: KRISTIN CHENOWETH: MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will return to the stage in MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY, Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with Music Direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Costume Design by Christian Siriano and Presented byJames L. Nederlander. The limited engagement begins November 2, 2016 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and will run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

David Mamet to Helm Film Adaptation of SPEED-THE-PLOWDavid Mamet to Helm Film Adaptation of SPEED-THE-PLOW
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Playwright David Mamet will helm his scripted adaptation of his 1988 stage play SPEED-THE-PLOW. Production is scheduled to begin in February 2017. (more...)

Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Welcomes Son Jack ClarkTony Winner Annaleigh Ashford Welcomes Son Jack Clark
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

KINKY BOOTS star Annaleigh Ashford and husband Joe Tapper have welcomed their own little Broadway baby! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster & More Celebrate YOUNGER Season 3 PremierePhoto Coverage: Sutton Foster & More Celebrate YOUNGER Season 3 Premiere
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2016

The stars of TV Land's YOUNGER gathered at New York City's Vandal last night to celebrate the premiere of the hit show's third season, premiering tonight at 10 pm/et. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sara Rue, Michael Rosenbaum & More Attend IMPASTOR Season 2 CelebrationPhoto Coverage: Sara Rue, Michael Rosenbaum & More Attend IMPASTOR Season 2 Celebration
by Walter McBride - Sep 28, 2016

Last night, the stars of TV Land's IMPASTOR gathered for the Season 2 New York Premiere held at Vandal in New York City. The new season gets underway tonight at 10:30 pm/ET on TV Land. (more...)

JUST IN: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!JUST IN: Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

BWW has just learned that Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer Prize-award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is set to host the Oct. 8 telecast of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.  (more...)

Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore to Star in One-Man Show About Presidential ElectionDocumentary Filmmaker Michael Moore to Star in One-Man Show About Presidential Election
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Sunday, Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore turned to Facebook to reveal that he had planned to perform a one-man show about the current Presidential election at a central Ohio theater. Originally, the theater decided to ban the performance because officials there deemed it to be too controversial. (more...)

DVR Alert - Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Goodman to Visit NBC's TONIGHT SHOWDVR Alert - Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Goodman to Visit NBC's TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Tuesday, October 4th, John Goodman, currently starring opposite Nathan Lane in Broadway's THE FRONT PAGE, will appear on the show to discuss the new comedy. HAMILTON creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda is also scheduled to guest on the show. (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS to Kick Off Online Ticket Lottery This WeekBroadway's FALSETTOS to Kick Off Online Ticket Lottery This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater in association with Jujamcyn Theaters has announced an online ticket lottery for its new Broadway production of the William Finn-James Lapine Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS, beginning with the musical's first preview this Thursday, September 29 at 8pm at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely TysonPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Adaptation Set to Get Underway This Spring; Lin-Manuel Miranda to Appear?IN THE HEIGHTS Adaptation Set to Get Underway This Spring; Lin-Manuel Miranda to Appear?
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 27, 2016

HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is featured on the cover of the new issue of Variety. In the feature story, the Tony Award winner speaks about his latest projects and hints that a movie musical, TV show or all-new stage show may be part of his future plans. (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Gets Ready for Presidential Head-to-Head with Clinton, Trump Puppet DebateVIDEO: AVENUE Q Gets Ready for Presidential Head-to-Head with Clinton, Trump Puppet Debate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Clinton and Trump puppets made their debut in a Town Hall-style debate - a preview to the actual first scheduled debate between Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump - earlier today, September 26, at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) at noon. BroadwayWorld was there and brought you footage LIVE - watch the video via Facebook below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: AVENUE Q Hosts a Town Hall Debate with Clinton & Trump Puppets!FREEZE FRAME: AVENUE Q Hosts a Town Hall Debate with Clinton & Trump Puppets!
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2016

If you're one of those people who feels as though this Presidential election campaign has been a "joke" or "no laughing matter" or somewhere in between, take heart:  the long-running, Tony Award-winning musical comedy AVENUE Q (now in its 13th year in NYC) is entering the race, as it were, with the addition of a HILLARY CLINTON puppet and DONALD TRUMP puppet to its acting company of people and puppets.  (more...)

Molly Ringwald to Lead TERMS OF ENDEARMENT Off-Broadway This FallMolly Ringwald to Lead TERMS OF ENDEARMENT Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Stage and screen vet Molly Ringwald will play Aurora Greenway in TERMS OF ENDEARMENT, which is coming to the stage for the first time in the US at 59E59 Theaters. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi AwardsSarah Ruhl to Receive Distinguished Playwright Award at 2016 Mimi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl is this year's recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: ALTON BROWN LIVE: EAT YOUR SCIENCEUp on the Marquee: ALTON BROWN LIVE: EAT YOUR SCIENCE
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2016

Television personality and author Alton Brown previously announced Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science will make its Broadway debut Thanksgiving week for eight performances only at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 W 47th St). (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of FOX's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2016

Ready to do the Time Warp again? THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW will air on October 20th on FOX, and earlier today, some of the cast met with the New York press to chat about the upcoming event. Below, check out a sneak peek of BroadwayWorld's day with Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan and Reeve Carney! (more...)

Bea Arthur's Son Discusses the Beloved Actress' Commitment to the LGBT Community and New Youth ShelterBea Arthur's Son Discusses the Beloved Actress' Commitment to the LGBT Community and New Youth Shelter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported in August, a homeless shelter specifically for LGBT youth will open on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, in honor of Bea Arthur, a staunch supporter of the LGBT community. In a feature for the Hollywood Reporter, Matthew Saks, Arthur's older son, discusses his mom's legacy within the LGBT community and the impact she had during the AIDS crisis, choosing to remain devoted to a group of people who were being increasingly pushed into the margins by the majority of society.  (more...)

Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGEOprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks & More Set for ABC's TAKING THE STAGE
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The ABC Television Network celebrates the unveiling of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture with a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called “Taking the Stage: African American Music and Stories That Changed America.” (more...)

THE FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane & John Goodman to Visit 'Today'; Chenoweth to PerformTHE FRONT PAGE's Nathan Lane & John Goodman to Visit 'Today'; Chenoweth to Perform
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway faves are heading to next week's TODAY on NBC. The network announced this morning that on Monday, September 26th, Kristin Chenoweth will perform from her new album 'The Art of Elegance,' (more...)

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