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BWW TV: SISTER ACT Meets the Press - Full Performance Preview!
by Jessica Lewis - Mar 2, 2011

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the cast of the new Broadway musical SISTER ACT introduced the new musical to the press today, March 2. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you a first performance preview below! (more...)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Perform John Mueller's 50's Dance Party 3/2-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops® brings to life dance-inducing, finger-snapping classic pop and rock 'n' roll with John Mueller's 50's Dance Party (March 2, 4, 5, and 6, 2011). (more...)

Liza Minnelli Honored by Gray Line's RIDE OF FAME, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Gray Line New York, New York City's premier double-decker bus and motorcoach tourism company, has announced that entertainment legend and icon, Liza Minnelli, will be honored as a Ride of FameTM; dedicatee. A ribbon-cutting ceremony where Minnelli unveils her own Gray Line New York double-decker bus decal with her likeness on the front of the vehicle will take place on Tuesday, March 8th in Times Square. In conjunction with Gray Line's Ride of FameTM campaign, the City of New York will also commemorate the announcement of the immortalization of Ms. Minnelli for her theatrical, professional and personal contributions to the spirit of New York City by declaring her birthday, March 12th, Gray Line New York/ Broadway Day starring Liza Minnelli moving forward. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SISTER ACT's 'Deloris' Takes on 'Mother Superior'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 2, 2011

Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment are presenting SISTER ACT on Broadway, with previews beginning March 24 at the Broadway Theatre. Opening night is April 20. Click below for a show introduction by stars Patina Miller and Victoria Clark. (more...)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Perform John Mueller's 50's Dance Party
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2011

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops® brings to life dance-inducing, finger-snapping classic pop and rock 'n' roll with John Mueller's 50's Dance Party (March 2, 4, 5, and 6, 2011). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 26th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 26, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Paramount Theatre, 'White Noise,' Oscar nominations, 'The 50 People Who Really Perform...,' 'A Little Night Music,' Liz Callaway, more.... (more...)

Evans, Grossman, Neuwirth Inducted At WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, fashion model, philanthropist and real estate investor; Mindy Grossman, Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc (Home Shopping Network); and Bebe Neuwirth, two-time Tony Award-winner currently starring on Broadway in Addams Family are Women's Project's 2011 Women of Achievement who will be inducted at the 26th Annual Gala Celebration hosted by the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning Kathleen Turner at ESPACE, 635 West 42nd Street, on Monday, March 7, at 6:30pm. (more...)

Treasure Island Kicks Off 2011 With Bill Engvall and Whoopi Goldberg 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2011

Bill Engvall and Whoopi Goldberg kick off the 2011 entertainment schedule at Treasure Island Las Vegas beginning March 3. (more...)

Kennedy Center's BARRIO GRRRL! Kicks Off National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2011

The Kennedy Center production of Barrio Grrrl! begins a national tour on Saturday, January 22, 2011 as part of the Center's 18th Theater for Young Audiences on Tour series for young people and their families. The three-month tour of school and public performances will travel to 17 cities in 13 states from January 22, 2011 to April 16, 2011. (more...)

Broadway Makes TV Rounds: Hugh Jackman and Bono on Oprah; Nathan Lane on Letterman; SISTER ACT on 'The View'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

It's a week of Broadway on the talk show circuit, with stage and screen star Hugh Jackman visiting Oprah's set in Australia, Nathan Lane stopping by Late Show with David Letterman, and The View featuring a performance by the cast of SISTER ACT. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: All Eyes on Idina
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 21, 2011

This week, in honor of today's InDepth InterView: Idina Menzel, we are taking a look back at some of Ms. Menzel's most memorable appearances over the years, culling clips from everything from RENT to WICKED to GLEE, with some Muppets, music and much more served up for your entertainment enjoyment, as well. All eyes - on Broadway and beyond - are most certainly focused on what Idina will do next, but just look at all she has accomplished thus far! (more...)

SISTER ACT Reschedules Appearance on THE VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2011

According to their official twitter page, SISTER ACT will no longer make their scheduled appearance on the view. Whoopi Goldberg and the cast of the upcoming Broadway transfer were scheduled to perform on January 24. Details on the rescheduling have not been released. (more...)

WHITE NOISE Begins Open-Ended Run in Chicago 4/1; Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

As reported in the Chicago Tribune, the Whoopi Goldberg-produced White Noise will play its pre-Broadway engagement at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago this spring. Performances are scheduled to begin on April 1, with an opening date of April 9. Rehearsals begin in February in New York City. (more...)

Kathy Griffin - Emmy Winning Comic Phenom Plays The Arsht One Show Only
by Beau Higgins - Jan 16, 2011

Now celebrating its Fifth Anniversary Season, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in partnership with AEG presents a very special addition to the 2010-2011 COMEDY PLANET SERIES. On March 28, 2010 at 8 p.m. KATHY GRIFFIN will present a racy, raucous, rambunctious evening of stand-up comedy in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall. (more...)

Tickets Available for WHITE NOISE Beginning 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

Tickets to White Noise will go on sale for the general public on Thursday February 10, 2011. Tickets will be available for the 8-week limited engagement, April 1-June 5, 2011, at the Royal George box office, 1641 N. Halsted Street, by phone (312) 988-9000, through TicketMaster or www.whitenoisetickets.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SISTER ACT Visits 'The View'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the cast of the new Broadway musical SISTER ACT were featured on ABC's 'The View' this morning February 9, 2011. Miller, who is reprising her critically acclaimed performance as Deloris Van Cartier, which she originated in the West End production of SISTER ACT, led the company in a performance of 'Raise Your Voice.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch SISTER ACT on The View!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 9, 2011

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the cast of the new Broadway musical SISTER ACT were featured on ABC's 'The View' this morning February 9, 2011. Miller, who is reprising her critically acclaimed performance as Deloris Van Cartier, which she originated in the West End production of SISTER ACT, led the company in a performance of 'Raise Your Voice.' (more...)

SISTER ACT Featured On The View 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the cast of the new Broadway musical SISTER ACT will be featured on the national ABC television program "The View" on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. (more...)

GLAAD to Honor Ricky Martin & Kristin Chenoweth 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, today announced it will honor Grammy Award-winning singer Ricky Martin and Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth at the 22nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards presented by RÖKK Vodka. (more...)

Streisand Impressionist Steven Brinberg Plays Plam Springs, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

New York singer and actor Steven Brinberg has garnered acclaim from audiences and critics from around the World as the quintessential Barbra Streisand impersonator in the business today. He has toured across the globe in theatres, concert halls and clubs for over a decade and was chosen by Ms. Streisand's management to make a surprise personal appearance at her friend Donna Karan's birthday party. Now, Desert audiences will have not one - but two opportunities to experience Simply Barbra, Saturday, February 26th at a 9 PM at Blame It On Midnight in Palm Springs, and on Sunday, February 27th at 2 PM at the Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert (more...)

Creative Team Announced For Yale Rep's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Shana Cooper, at the University Theatre (222 York Street) March 11-April 2, 2011. (more...)

FOR COLORED GIRLS Gets 2/8 DVD Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011

Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls, which stars Janet Jackson, Anika Noni Rose, Whoopi Goldberg, Phylicia Rashad, Jurnee Smollett, Kimberly Elise, Kerry Washington, and Macy Gray, will be released on DVD on February. The DVD will feature an interactive documentary about the transformation from the play, as well as a featurette on the making of the movie. (more...)

Jenifer Lewis Performs At The Nate Holden PAC 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Multi-talented stage and screen personality Jenifer Lewis will perform in a very special 'one night only' event scheduled at state-of-the-art Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. (more...)

SISTER ACT Featured On The View 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the cast of the new Broadway musical SISTER ACT will be featured on the national ABC television program "The View" on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. (more...)

Donna Karan Honored for Haiti Relief Efforts 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011

One year after a devastating earthquake rocked the island nation of Haiti, thousands of families remain sheltered due in large part to efforts supported by fashion designer Donna Karan. (more...)

Queens Theatre in the Park Hosts Bruce Vilanch, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

QUEENS THEATRE IN THE PARK is pleased to present a one night engagement with BRUCE VILANCH, a huge comedic personality best known for his droll writing skills, his stint on ?Hollywood Squares? and playing Edna Turnblatt in Hairspray, with special guest THE BEV LESLIES. BRUCE VILANCH and THE BEV LESLIES will be at Queens Theatre in the Park (located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY.) on Saturday May 7, 2011 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

It's Official: Douglas Carter Beane Joins SISTER ACT Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment have announced that Tony and Olivier award nominee Douglas Carter Beane will provide additional book material to the upcoming musical SISTER ACT, working alongside Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning book-writers Cheri and Bill Steinkellner. Previews begin March 24 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway); opening night is April 20. (more...)

Winners Announced for 20th Annual Production of THE REEL AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2011

International Celebrity Images celebrated the 20th Annual Production of THE REEL AWARDS, a spoof on the Academy Awards on Thursday afternoon, February 24, 2011 in the Showroom of the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Replete with 70 Celebrity Impersonators as Awards Show Co-Hosts, Nominees, Presenters, Entertainers and Event Attendees, hailing from 25 states throughout the United States, and five countries, including: Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland and Spain, THE REEL AWARDS were presented in 16 categories for excellence in the field of impersonation. Concurrently with THE REEL AWARDS, International Celebrity Images presented the 11th Annual Celebrity Impersonators Convention and 2nd Annual Vegas Tribute Idol competition, also at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, from February 21, 25, 2011. (more...)

Streisand Impressionist Steven Brinberg Plays Plam Springs, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2011

New York singer and actor Steven Brinberg has garnered acclaim from audiences and critics from around the World as the quintessential Barbra Streisand impersonator in the business today. He has toured across the globe in theatres, concert halls and clubs for over a decade and was chosen by Ms. Streisand's management to make a surprise personal appearance at her friend Donna Karan's birthday party. Now, Desert audiences will have not one - but two opportunities to experience Simply Barbra, Saturday, February 26th at a 9 PM at Blame It On Midnight in Palm Springs, and on Sunday, February 27th at 2 PM at the Arthur Newman Theatre at The Joslyn Center in Palm Desert (more...)

DVR ALERT: Talk Show Listings for February 25 - Morrison, Harris & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

David Letterman: Matthew Morrison, Jeff Altman, Jessica Lea Mayfiel (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet The Oscars in NY with Whoopi - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Feb 24, 2011

Yesterday, the Meet the Oscars: An exhibition of Oscar statuettes on display in New York City was held at Vanderbuilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal. (more...)

Oscar Statuettes Invade Grand Central Terminal with 'Meet the Oscars' 2/23-2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2011

Oscar fans in New York can be first in line to see the actual Oscar statuettes that will be presented to the Best Actor and Best Actress winners at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27. The statuettes will be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 'Meet the Oscars, Grand Central' at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. (more...)

Big Kenney and Sherri Sutton Headline Aurora Funny Fridays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Aurora Theatre Funny Fridays continues club comedy performances on the square in downtown Lawrenceville with two huge shows this March. First, on March 11, Headliner Big Kenny will take the Funny Fridays Stage. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg Cancels May Performance Dates At Treasure Island
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

Whoopi Goldberg will no longer be performing May 6 and 7. Her March performance, however, is NOT affected. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL to kick-off Keeping Scores concert series at BRT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 21, 2011

Funny Girl, the classic 1964 Broadway musical that helped cement Barbra Streisand's place in theatrical history, will be the first show featured in Keeping Scores, a new series of Broadway musicals in concert, to be presented at Franklin's Boiler Room Theatre. Concerts in the series will be directed by Scott Logsdon (writer/director of the recent staged reading of An American Country Christmas Carol at the Boiler Room) with music direction by Jamey Green, a co-founder of BRT, and will be produced by Sondra Morton, director of operations for the professional theater located at The Factory in Franklin. (more...)

Official: SPIDER-MAN Brings On Consultant; 6th Delay Likely for Opening - Possibly AFTER the Tonys!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2011

The hits just keep on coming for SPIDER-MAN, but some help is on the way to the show. The New York Times is reporting and we've confirmed that the show has officially brought on Paul Bogaev, a multi-award winning music director-producer, arranger and composer to work on improving the show's many sound issues, including to 'help improve the performance, vocal and orchestration arrangements, and sound quality of the songs and numbers'. Word has also been coming from multiple sources that it's expected that the production will officially announce another delay later in the week (it's sixth) that might push the official opening as far forward as AFTER this year's Tony Awards. The Times is also reporting that 'Bono and Edge are writing new music for 'Spider-Man' now, but Mr. Miramontez said that Mr. Bogaev's role was far greater than adding that music once it is ready. No significant additions have been made to the score so far.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Goldberg-Produced White Noise Begins Rehearsals in NYC; Mauzy, Padgett Lead Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2011

Whoopi Goldberg and her fellow producers for the provocative new rock musical White Noise, officially announce casting for the Chicago premiere at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. (more...)

DVR ALERT: Talk Show Listings for February 25- Morrison, Harris & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2011

David Letterman: Matthew Morrison, Jeff Altman, Jessica Lea Mayfiel (more...)

Art Of Warr Productions Presents Benefit Concert At the D-Lounge
by Sarah Moore - Feb 17, 2011

2010 MAC Award Nominee Joshua Warr is launching his new production company this year and is celebrating with a star-studded concert fundraising event with more than a few tricks in the bag. A dazzling assortment of the best and brightest talent from Broadway, Cabaret, Dance and Magic unite to celebrate the start-up of Art of Warr Productions. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marla Mindelle Goes Behind the Scenes of SISTER ACT on THE VIEW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 16, 2011

Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller and the cast of the new Broadway musical SISTER ACT were featured on ABC's 'The View' on February 9, 2011. In the following video, go behind the scenes of the performance with SISTER ACT's Marla Mindelle. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Prepare for Thalians 55th Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

Living Legend Debbie Reynolds and her daughter, Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday, talking about mental health. Thalians President Debbie Reynolds and Board Chair Ruta Lee, along with event chairs Kira & Bob Lorsch, are currently preparing for the upcoming Thalians 55th Gala at the Playboy Mansion, Saturday, April 30, 2011. (more...)

Hathaway, Fey, Gervais, and More Nominated for First Annual 'Comedy Awards'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Nominations for the first annual 'The Comedy Awards' were announced today by COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Networks, both divisions of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). 'The Comedy Awards' is the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy. (more...)

Oscar Statuettes Invade Grand Central Terminal with 'Meet the Oscars' 2/23-2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

Oscar fans in New York can be first in line to see the actual Oscar statuettes that will be presented to the Best Actor and Best Actress winners at the 83rd Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27. The statuettes will be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 'Meet the Oscars, Grand Central' at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal. (more...)

30 ROCK Scores Big with Comedy Awards Nominations
by Movies News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

COMEDY CENTRAL and MTV Networks, both divisions of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), have tapped New York City to host 'The Comedy Awards,' the first-ever multi-network, multi-platform, annual event dedicated to honoring and celebrating the world of comedy, it was announced today by Doug Herzog, president, MTV Networks Entertainment Group. A night for comedy of all kinds, 'The Comedy Awards' will be taped at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday, March 26 and will premiere on Sunday, April 10, 2011, simultaneously across MTV Networks' COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite. (more...)

Slick Rick Perfoms at AMNH's One Step Beyond
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

One Step Beyond continues its fourth season at the American Museum of Natural History. (more...)

WHAT IS THE MOST ROMANTIC BROADWAY LOVE SONG EVER? 600 Stars Tell Us - From THE VIEW to SPIDER-MAN!
by BWW - Feb 14, 2011

From the Cast of ANYTHING GOES and SPIDER-MAN, to the Ladies of THE VIEW, Raul Esparza, Barbra Streisand, Alan Menken, Bernadette Peters, Susan Boyle, Kelsey Grammer, GLEE and everyone in between...it's the BroadwayWorld.com 2011 Valentine's Day Special! Its Biggest Ever! (more...)

International Celebrity Images Presents THE REEL AWARDS, 2/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2011

Lights! Cameras! Action! Ready, or not, the bus chock full of celebrity impersonators is headed to Las Vegas! International Celebrity Images will present The 20th Annual Production of THE REEL AWARDS, an entertaining two and a half-hour tongue in cheek parody, homage, spoof and tribute to the real Academy Awards, as well as the 11th Celebrity Impersonators Convention at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino (more...)

InDepth InterView: Anika Noni Rose
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2011

Having appeared on Broadway in FOOTLOOSE, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF co-starring James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad, and snagging a Tony Award for her work on Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, Anika Noni Rose cites the stage as her first love. (more...)

SISTER ACT's Chester Gregory Premieres "If U Only" Music Video, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2011

Recording artist and Renowned Broadway Star CHESTER GREGORY celebrates his return to Broadway in Whoopi Goldberg's production of 'Sister Act', playing the role of Eddie. (more...)

Victoria Clark Leads Broadway's SISTER ACT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011

Producers Whoopi Goldberg and Stage Entertainment have announced that Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark will co-star as Mother Superior in the new Broadway musical, SISTER ACT, beginning preview performances on March 24, 2011 and opening on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). As previously announced, Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller will reprise her critically acclaimed performance as Deloris Van Cartier, which she originated in the West End production of SISTER ACT. (more...)

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