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BWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Stands Watch at Broadway San JoseBWW Review: THE BODYGUARD Stands Watch at Broadway San Jose
by Robert Sokol - Apr 27, 2017

Deborah Cox and company make THE BODYGUARD easy to consume pop nostalgia in a slick production that makes few demands and delivers on the expected soundtrack highlights. (more...)

Announcing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad StageAnnouncing BeBe Winans' BORN FOR THIS at The Broad Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Born for This July 11 through August 6 (press opening on July 20).  Kicking off The Broad Stage's 2017-18 Theatre Season, this new musical features original music by six time GRAMMY Award-winning artist BeBe Winans, book by Charles Randolph-Wright and BeBe Winans, and is directed by Randolph-Wright (director of the Broadway and West End runaway hit Motown: The Musical).    (more...)

MIRAMAX' Appoints Entertainment Veteran Bill Block As Chief Executive OfficerMIRAMAX' Appoints Entertainment Veteran Bill Block As Chief Executive Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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TV One to Present Stories of Perseverance, Love and Triumph with 2017-2018 Slate of Original MoviesTV One to Present Stories of Perseverance, Love and Triumph with 2017-2018 Slate of Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

TV One has announced its 4Q17-2018 slate of original movies, focusing on storytelling that will promote culturally authentic stories that inspire as well as entertain viewers and further strengthen the network's goal to be the premiere destination for relevant programming geared toward the African American community (more...)

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Covers Whitney & More at All-Star Salute to Clive DavisVIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Covers Whitney & More at All-Star Salute to Clive Davis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Tribeca Film Festival launched in style with an all-star tribute to music industry legend Clive Davis, held at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall. (more...)

Cresta Barnyard Presents DIVAS WHO ROCKCresta Barnyard Presents DIVAS WHO ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

A diva is a celebrated female singer and a woman of outstanding talent. The Barnyard Theatre presents five of its best female singers in a tribute to the world's greatest divas. (more...)

International Hit THE BODYGUARD Opens In AustraliaInternational Hit THE BODYGUARD Opens In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD begins its Australian tour tomorrow night with the first preview at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost are thrilled Australian audiences will finally experience this exciting show, with its iconic story and soaring ballads. (more...)

BWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARDBWW Review: Sacramento Will Always Love THE BODYGUARD
by Courtney Symes - Apr 19, 2017

How does a musical do justice to the late Whitney Houston? By casting Grammy Award-nominated Deborah Cox in the role originated by Houston. The Bodyguard the Musical is based off of the 1992 film, which starred Houston and Kevin Costner. It ran in London's West End from December 2012-August 2014 and the North American tour began in November 2016. (more...)

PERFECT CRIME Becomes the First Off-Broadway Play To Ever Reach 30 Years of PerformancesPERFECT CRIME Becomes the First Off-Broadway Play To Ever Reach 30 Years of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway show PERFECT CRIME will make history tonight, Tuesday, becoming the first play in New York City to ever reach its 30th anniversary. (more...)

Cape Town Songstress Returns To The Mother City With Worldwide Hit ShowCape Town Songstress Returns To The Mother City With Worldwide Hit Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

Back by popular demand! The Greatest Love Of All: The Whitney Houston Show returns to Cape Town to once again honour and celebrate the world's most loved pop diva. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Generation Theater Company's IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD at The DuplexCast Complete for New Generation Theater Company's IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

After a short hiatus, New Generation Theater Company is back at the Duplex Cabaret Theater with a stellar cast for 'In The Neighborhood' on May 20th at 4pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Don't Be Late! Check Out the Brand New Trailer for WONDERLAND THE MUSICALVIDEO: Don't Be Late! Check Out the Brand New Trailer for WONDERLAND THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Following sold out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo, the multi Grammy, Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated Frank Wildhorn's Wonderland receives its UK and European premiere in this brand new British production. Check out the brand new trailer for the production below! (more...)

Podcast: Dreams Really Do Come True as 'National Treasure' Carmen Cusack Visits BroadwaystedPodcast: Dreams Really Do Come True as 'National Treasure' Carmen Cusack Visits Broadwaysted
by Broadwaysted - Apr 11, 2017

Since our first episode, she's been the topic of fanatical discussion and the voice that covers our curse words--so it's no wonder we're beyond excited to sit down with BRIGHT STAR star and #NationalTreasure Carmen Cusack! (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of  A LITTLE NEW MUSICBWW Interview: Meet the Producers of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by Ellen Dostal - Apr 11, 2017

It takes a village to create a new musical. And it takes a village like A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to give musical theatre writers a place to showcase new material while their Broadway-hopeful shows are in development. Meet Peter Welkin, Christopher Maikish, Luke Klipp, Amy Francis Schott, and Kila Packett from A LITTLE NEW MUSIC. (more...)

BWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and LaudableBWW CD Review: Deborah Cox's I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU is Enthusiastic and Laudable
by David Clarke - Apr 10, 2017

Deborah Cox stepped back into Houston's footsteps when she was cast as Rachel Marron in the US national tour of THE BODYGUARD - THE MUSICAL. Cox has recently released I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, an eight track EP of her singing songs featured in the musical. (more...)

First Look: Showtime to Premiere Julian Assange Documentary RISKFirst Look: Showtime to Premiere Julian Assange Documentary RISK
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Showtime Documentary Films will release RISK, the latest documentary from Academy Award winner Laura Poitras (CITIZENFOUR). (more...)

Will the Revival of WHEN PIGS FLY Keep its Iconic Costumes?Will the Revival of WHEN PIGS FLY Keep its Iconic Costumes?
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 7, 2017

Michael Riedel of the New York Post wrote an article voicing his concerns about the costuming of the upcoming revival of When Pigs Fly. Riedel looked back fondly on the original production, which opened in 1996 and was on of the longest running off-Broadway shows of its era. (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson PresentsShoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson Presents
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of spring entertainment, beginning with Heart & Soul: Music of Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick & Diana Ross starring Sharon Catherine Brown, Natalie Wachen, and Trenyce Cobbins; and continuing with Trixie Mattel in Ages 3 & Up; Shoshana Bean with special guest Rumer Willis; Niki Haris with special guest Donna De Lory; and Donna McKechnie with special guests Greg Safel and Jeffrey Scott Parsons (previously announced). (more...)

BWW Preview:  THE BODYGUARD Opens at the Saenger Theatre TonightBWW Preview: THE BODYGUARD Opens at the Saenger Theatre Tonight
by Heidi Scheuermann - Apr 4, 2017

If you loved the movie The Bodyguard, you're in luck because now there's a stage musical that originated in London that's on tour all across the United States right now, and they're paying New Orleans a visit this week. THE BODYGUARD is opening tonight at the Saenger Theatre, and if you're ready to hear R&B/pop recording artist and actress (Film: Akeelah and the Bee, Hotel Rwanda; Broadway: AIDA, JEKYLL & HYDE) Deborah Cox belt her face off then this is a show you're not going to want to miss out on. (more...)

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