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Kerissa Arrington, Maggie Clennon Reberg & More to Star in SISTER ACT Second National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, LLC and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, are pleased to announce that the second National Tour of SISTER ACT will launch on October 14 at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

Kenny Mellman and More to Tribute Amy Winehouse in THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, September 14 at 9:30 PM for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The September show will include a tribute to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse, featuring special guests Kenny Mellman, Jessica Vosk, Xavier Rice and Mark Aaron James. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

VIDEO: THE VIEW Preview: Watch Rosie Perez & Nicolle Wallace Guest Co-Host
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace were recently announced as the new co-hosts of “The View” joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell. (more...)

Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Below, check out quotables from NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, September 2 - September 5 (more...)

Audra McDonald, Hugh Jackman Sing at Joan Rivers Funeral; Peters, Chenoweth & More B'Way Stars in Attendance
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

In her 2012 book 'I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me,' comedian Joan Rivers shared that she hoped her funeral would be 'a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action' and 'Hollywood all the way.' Boy did she get what she wished for. (more...)

Groupon Offers Chance for Meet-and-Greet with Chicken Coupe Host Whoopi Goldberg at Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Groupon sweepstakes* offers an exclusive opportunity for one winner and a guest to get a one-of-a-kind package granting access to private tastings, meet and greets with celebrity chefs and all the benefits of a VIP pass to the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival. The festival welcomes legendary chefs from around the world for four days of socializing, networking and most importantly, tasting and imbibing. The festival benefits the hunger-relief programs of Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and Food Bank For New York City. One hundred percent of the donations to the Groupon Grassroots campaign will go directly to these two hunger-relief organizations. (more...)

Jim Brochu to Return to Barrington Stage in CHARACTER MAN This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announces the return of Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu in his new show Character Man, following his wildly successful run of Zero Hour in 2011. A musical valentine celebrating the Golden Age of the American Musical, Character Man will be presented at BSC's St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center from September 18 through 28. The press opening is Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Paula Poundstone to Perform at PTPA, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present PAULA POUNDSTONE on Saturday, October 18th at 8:00 PM. 25 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country - stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR's popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me. She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: 'Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.' Audience members may put it a little less elegantly: 'I peed my pants.' The Comedy of Paula Poundstone Saturday, October 18 at 8:00 PM Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 E. Main St., Patchogue, NY 11772 Tickets: $25-$45 + fee, available the box office, by phone 631-207-1313, or at www.patchoguetheatre.com. (more...)

Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace Comment on Being Named Co-Hosts of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

It's official! The panel is now complete. Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace are the new co-hosts of “The View” joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell. The new season will be unlike any in recent history and premieres live on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Ricky Gervais & More Remember Iconic Comedienne Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Friends, colleagues, and members of the theatre industy have started turning to Twitter to express their sorrow at the news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted.Friends, colleagues, and members of the theatre industry have started turning to Twitter to express their sorrow at the news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted. (more...)

Barbara Walters to Take Backstage Seat for THE VIEW Season Premiere
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

When ABC's THE VIEW returns for its all-new season, former host and show creator Barbara Walters will be in attendance, backstage that is. (more...)

It's Official: Rosie Perez, Nicolle Wallace Join ABC's THE VIEW Next Season
by TV News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

It's official! The panel is now complete. Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace are the new co-hosts of “The View” joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell. (more...)

Broadway's Rosie Perez and Commentator Nicolle Wallace Join THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Deadline writes that ABC's daytime talk show THE VIEW has finally zeroed in on its new co-hosts. Broadway's Rosie Perez (just announced for Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK this spring) and political commentator Nicolle Wallace will replace Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, who left the show last month. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to Wilmington, October 14-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming Wilmington, Delaware! SISTER ACT appears at the DuPont Theatre for eight performances only, from October 14-19, 2014. (more...)

Robin Williams Remembrance Set for PBS's PIONEERS OF TELEVISION Series Next Week
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

In celebration of award-winning comedian, TV star, and film and stage actor Robin Williams, who lives on in fond memories of audiences worldwide, PBS will premiere ROBIN WILLIAMS REMEMBERED - A PIONEERS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL on September 9, 2014, at 9:00 p.m. ET (check local listings). (more...)

SISTER ACT National Tour Coming to The Grand 1894 Opera House, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

On Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 3 pm and 8 pm, The Grand 1894 Opera House presents the "divine" Broadway music comedy, Sister Act. (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Joins Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that stage and screen star Anika Noni Rose has joined Instagram. Folllow Anika and stay in the know about her latest projects @anikaaroundtheworld. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, OKLAHOMA! THE KING'S SPEECH and More Come to Sheffield Theatres in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

A host of exciting new shows that will visit Sheffield Theatres next year as part of the company's spring 2015 season go on sale to the general public from 10.00am this Saturday, 20 September. The shows, already on sale to Centre Stage Members, include West End drama, show-stopping musicals and magical performances for children. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg asistirá al estreno de 'Sister Act' en Barcelona
by Roberto Rodríguez - Sep 17, 2014

La popular actriz estadounidense Whoopi Goldberg asistirá al estreno del musical 'Sister Act' en el Teatre Tívoli de Barcelona el próximo 24 de octubre, según ha confirmado Julia Gómez Cora, presidenta de Stage Entertainment. Goldberg protagonizó la película de 1992 en la que se basa el musical, y además ha sido productora de todos los montajes internacionales que se han hecho del mismo desde su estreno en Londres en 2009. (more...)

'Aladdín' y 'El Rey León' abren la nueva temporada de Phenomena Experience
by Siscu Valenzuela - Sep 16, 2014

Los dos miticos titulos de Disney con musica de Elton John y Alan Menken podran verse en Barcelona y Madrid. (more...)

Season Debut of ABC's THE VIEW Hits 8-Year High in Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Featuring the highly anticipated-return of Rosie O'Donnell to “The View,” joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and newcomers, actress Rosie Perez and Republican political analyst Nicolle Wallace, the season 18 premiere of “The View” was the series' best premiere in 8 years in Total Viewers (3.902 million – since Rosie joined the cast in 2006). (more...)

Kathy Griffin Coming to Sound Board in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

MotorCity Casino Hotel welcomes Kathy Griffin to Sound Board on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Performs Tribute to Joan Rivers on Season Premiere of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to late comic Joan Rivers with a performance of 'Borrowed Angels,' on today's season premiere of ABC's THE VIEW. (more...)

Photo Flash: O'Donnell, Perez & More on New Season of ABC's THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

ABC aired the much-anticipated season premiere of its long-running daytime talk show THE VIEW today, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. It is shaping up to be a season unlike any in recent history. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Performs Tribute to Joan Rivers on Season Premiere of THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth paid tribute to late comic Joan Rivers with a performance of 'Borrowed Angels,' on today's season premiere of ABC's THE VIEW. Check out the moving appearance below! (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Billy Crystal & More Set for THE VIEW Premiere Week
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

With our renovation complete and our new panel in place, we've certainly set the stage for the most highly anticipated season of ABC's 'The View.' (more...)

Photo: O'Donnell, Perez & More in First Official Photo of THE VIEW's New Hosts
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

PEOPLE has shared the first official photo of the new hosting panel for ABC's 18th season of the long-running talk fest THE VIEW. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg to Headline at Ridgefield Playhouse, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Star of screen, stage and TV, the incomparable Whoopi Goldberg is coming to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 11, at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

BWWS Concursos: Ganadores B.S.O. Jersey Boys
by Javier A. Gabrielssön - Sep 11, 2014

El pasado fin de semana se estreno en nuestro pais Jersey Boys, la adaptacion cinematografica del musical de Broadway dirigida por Clint Eastwood. Y Warner y BroadwayWorld hemos querido celebrarlo con un concurso especial que consistia en responder a una pregunta. (more...)

UPDATE: Nicolle Wallace, October Gonzalez to Fill Co-Host Spots on ABC's THE VIEW?
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

MSNBC political commentator Nicolle Wallace has become the frontrunner to be the conservative voice of the daytime talk show panel, while October Gonzalez, wife of NFL star Tony Wallace, is also leading the pack to join the show in September. (more...)

Tempers Flare on THE VIEW Test Show Taping; Goldberg Lashes Out at Walters
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

During the filming in front of a live 'test' audience, a heated exchange erupted between confirmed View co-host Rosie O'Donnell and CNN's S.E. Cupp, a candidate for a spot on the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Haunts the O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 9, 2014

On the surface, GHOST, the ultra-romantic 1990 Oscar-nominated box office hit, seems every bit the perfect motion picture to be repurposed into a flashy stage musical. Unfortunately, the musical that eventually emerged (now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through August 10) is a chaotic, schizophrenic melange of random adult contemporary pop rock songs intermixed with an amped-up mystical mystery where the swoon-worthy aspects of the original gets diluted in favor of dazzling effects and abstract dance numbers. Why water down the romance? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Sherri Shepherd Bids Farewell to THE VIEW; Final Show Airs 8/11
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2014

After seven years on ABC'sTHE VIEW, co-host Sherri Shepherd says goodbye on MONDAY, AUGUST 11 (11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, ET). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Carla R. Stewart From GHOST Tour Answers Our Silly Questions
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 6, 2014

If you've seen the touring company of GHOST: THE MUSICAL recently, either at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood or its current stop at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa (through August 10), then you'll no doubt recognize the vivacious Carla R. Stewart, who serves up quippy one-liners and sassy comebacks nightly as Oda Mae Brown in the stage musical version of the popular film. While the tour settles into its final week in Orange County, we thought we'd play 20 (silly) questions with her... (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Los Musicales que vendrán: 20 obras imprescindibles
by Jerónimo Carmona - Aug 29, 2014

Por eso, es el momento propicio para repasar algunos de los estrenos mas importantes que llegaran a lo largo de esta nueva temporada musical. Nos esperan musicales en cantidades ingentes y para todos los gustos, con espectaculos nuevos, otros que se reponen, los que llevan años triunfando en la cartelera y una larga lista de propuestas que conforman un catalogo de gran variedad (more...)

The Reinvention of THE VIEW Continues as ABC Recruits a Powerful New Senior Team
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

A new team will take the helm of “The View” as the anticipation builds to the season premiere on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) on the ABC Television Network. Bill Wolff has officially been named executive producer. Brian Balthazar appointed co-executive producer. British native Ashley S. Gorman has been tapped to direct and Kathleen Rajsp steps into the role of senior supervising producer. (more...)

Billy Crystal Pays Tribute to Robin Williams at Tonight's 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Billy Crystal will pay tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams at tonight's 66TH ANNUAL Primetime EMMY AWARDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Robin Williams
by Walter McBride - Aug 22, 2014

It's been over a week since the world lost entertainment legend Robin Williams, who passed away last Monday. The beloved actor and comedian was 63 years old. Below, BroadwayWorld remembers Robin. (more...)

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Coming to Merriam Theater in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Celebrated astrophysicist, author and science communicator Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson brings his space-centered and family-friendly U.S. speaking tour to Philadelphia on February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Merriam Theater. The Emmy Award winning Tyson is host of FOX's 2014 Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey series and radio show StarTalk. Tyson will share his passion for astrophysics, astronomy, and cosmology in an evening of engaging conversation on science, exploration, and the world as we know it. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of September 1, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of September 1, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of September 8, 2014
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of September 8, 2014! (more...)

Billy Crystal to Pay Tribute to Robin Williams at 66th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Billy Crystal will pay tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams at this Monday's 66TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Return to Joe's Pub with Tributes to Amy Winehouse, Julie Andrews & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater in September 2014 for the launch of its landmark 6th season. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post, and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A recent story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The Fall 2014 season feature tributes to the beloved soul diva Amy Winehouse (September 14), Broadway and Hollywood star Julie Andrews (October 19), Warhol Superstar Candy Darling (November 16) and the 6th annual Holiday Spectacular (December 7). All performances are Sundays at 9:30 PM. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. Special guests will be announced shortly. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)


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Margo Feiden Galleries Honors Robin Williams With Rare Recording of His Impersonations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Following the tragic passing of actor and comedy legend Robin Williams on Monday, August 11, New York City gallerist The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd. has found a unique way to honor the Mork & Mindy and Good Will Hunting actor: Through a rare audio recording featuring a string of the late comedian's trademark impersonations. (more...)

Mike Reiss Joins Bruce Vilanch and Jerry Adler in RUBBLE at The Provincetown Theater Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

EMMY Award-Winner Bruce Vilanch stars in a staged reading of RUBBLE, a new comedy by 4 time EMMY Award-Winning 'The Simpsons' writer, Mike Reiss at The Provincetown Theater. 'The Sopranos' star and Broadway veteran Jerry Adler also joins the cast. The staged reading of RUBBLE will be directed by James Valletti for one night only to benefit The Provincetown Theater. All proceeds go directly to support The Provincetown Theater. (more...)

Cinedigm Inks Deal for Simon Wiesenthal Center's Documentary Film Collection
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) and Cinema Management Group (CMG) announced today they have entered into a multi-year home entertainment distribution deal for the award-winning Moriah Films' documentary film collection (more...)

66th Annual Emmy Awards to Honor Robin Williams
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

People reports that the 66th Annual Emmy Awards, airing August 25 on NBC, will feature several tributes to Robin Williams. The comedic legend passed away on Monday at the age of 63. (more...)

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