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THE SPOILS' Jesse Eisenberg to Write, Direct & Star in New TV Comedy SeriesTHE SPOILS' Jesse Eisenberg to Write, Direct & Star in New TV Comedy Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Jesse Eisenberg and J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions have teamed up a new half-hour single-camera comedy TV series. (more...)

Musical TV Drama in the Works from LA LA LAND Helmer Damien ChazelleMusical TV Drama in the Works from LA LA LAND Helmer Damien Chazelle
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

LA LA LAND director and recent Oscar winner Damien Chazelle is set to helm a new musical television drama set in contemporary Paris. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's a Syncopated Celebration! BANDSTAND Parties on Opening NightPhoto Coverage: It's a Syncopated Celebration! BANDSTAND Parties on Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2017

Welcome home, Bandstand! Just last night, a brand new musical took its place on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler, (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, Bandstand stars Corey Cott and Laura Osnes. The company celebrated at the Hotel Edison and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BANDSTAND!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for BANDSTAND!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics byRobert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opened last at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Shuler Hensley to Give a Close Shave in SWEENEY TODD at Atlanta OperaShuler Hensley to Give a Close Shave in SWEENEY TODD at Atlanta Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will slay audiences at Atlanta Opera next June, starring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in his company debut in the title role. Meredith Arwady will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett. (more...)

Legendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony AwardLegendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Two-time Tony Award winner and stage and screen icon James Earl Jones will receive this year's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BANDSTAND Company Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: BANDSTAND Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics byRobert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opened last at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and brings you photos of the cast taking their bows below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 27th, 2017 - Drama Desk Nominees, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 and More!BWW Morning Brief April 27th, 2017 - Drama Desk Nominees, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Drama Desk Award nominations are being announced from Feinstein's/54 Below, and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 bows on Broadway! (more...)

Kenny Leon to Host 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition; Judges Announced!Kenny Leon to Host 9th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition; Judges Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The 9th Annual National August Wilson Monologue Competition, hosted by Tony Award Winning Director, Kenny Leon, with special musical performance by blues guitarist and storyteller, Guy Davis, will take place on Monday, May 1st at 7:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Billy Porter Will Headline, Be Honored at 2017 GLAAD Media AwardsBilly Porter Will Headline, Be Honored at 2017 GLAAD Media Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today that it will honor Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor and singer Billy Porter with the Vito Russo Award at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown on May 6, 2017. The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. (more...)

Hilary Swank Joins Cast of Upcoming FX Drama TRUSTHilary Swank Joins Cast of Upcoming FX Drama TRUST
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Two-time Academy Award(R) and Golden Globe(R) winner Hilary Swank has joined the cast of FX's TRUST. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Sondheim Knocks Riedel's Reporting; Says His New Musical Was Never Called BUNUELBWW Exclusive: Sondheim Knocks Riedel's Reporting; Says His New Musical Was Never Called BUNUEL
by Wayman Wong - Apr 26, 2017

Stephen Sondheim says his new musical with David Ives was never called 'Bunuel,' and he criticized Michael Riedel's 'misreporting' of the title in the New York Post last fall. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season; Additional Programming AnnouncedCristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, and More Join Williamstown Theatre Festival Season; Additional Programming Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) has announced additional details in casting for the 2017 summer season including, Cristin Milioti, Thomas Sadoski, Steven Pasquale, Cynthia Erivo, Alexandra Socha and many more to join.  Additional details on the popular Fridays@3 Reading Series have also been announced.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATIONPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins(Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman(Significant Other, Yen), officially opened last night, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there at opening night and brings you some red carpet action below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Mike Faist Opens Up About Playing Emotional RoleDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Mike Faist Opens Up About Playing Emotional Role
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 26, 2017

In a new interview with MTV, talented actor Mike Faist opens up about portraying the heavily emotional role of troubled teen Connor Murphy in the new Broadway musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

Jeff Goldblum to Return to JURASSIC PARK in Upcoming SequelJeff Goldblum to Return to JURASSIC PARK in Upcoming Sequel
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Jeff Goldblum, who portrayed Dr. Ian Malcolm in the original 1993 JURASSSIC PARK film and its 1997 sequel, has signed on to the next installment from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BANDSTAND, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Coverage: From St. Petersburg to Paris to New York City-
 ANASTASIA Arrives on Broadway!Photo Coverage: From St. Petersburg to Paris to New York City- ANASTASIA Arrives on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Last night, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, and after the curtain came down, the company celebrated at the Marriott Marquis. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIAPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIA
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

The stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson 'Blown Away' by Arrival of Baby Girl!Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson 'Blown Away' by Arrival of Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. turned to Instagram today to share the joyous news that he and wife Nicolette Kloe Robinson welcomed baby girl Lucille Ruby on Sunday morning. (more...)

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