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Rihanna, Nicki Minaj Join Line-Up of 2012 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

With the show just a few days away, MTV announced new additions to the performance line-up for the '2012 MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS including Rihanna kicking off the VMAs with A$AP Rocky, Nicki Minaj will perform as a surprise guest with a previously announced VMA artist, 2 Chainz taking the VMA stage for the first time ever, and Lil Wayne with the worldwide premiere performance of his brand new single. (more...)

The Lyric Presents Doris – So Much More Than the Girl Next Door
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Australia's own multi-talented Melinda Schneider steps into the shoes of a great musical icon, American chanteuse Doris Day in Doris - So Much More Than the Girl Next Door. (more...)

Jazz Vocalist Eric van Aro Releases 'I'm Not Anyone' as Sammy Davis Jr. Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

With his interpretation of the hit song 'I'm Not Anyone,' internationally acclaimed singer Eric van Aro (http://www.ericvanaro.com) adds new emotional layers to an old favorite and pays a touching tribute to the legendary entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. Starting September 14, van Aro's record label and production company, Eraki Entertainment, is making the new single available to music lovers as a digital track on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-not-anyone-feat.-fabio/id544790607), CD Baby.com (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ericvanarofeatfabiogiann) and other digital stores. (more...)

KATY PERRY: PART OF ME Comes to Blu-ray/DVD Today, 9/18
by Movies News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

The fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest mad diary of one of the biggest performers on the planet blasts off when the KATY PERRY: Part of Me movie debuts on Blu-ray and DVD (both with UltraViolet™), On Demand and for Digital Download today, September 18, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

Israeli 'Born to Dance' Contestant Netanel Bellaishe Featured in CHICAGO at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

Netanel Bellaishe plays 'Fred' in Chicago, onstage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre through Oct. 7. (more...)

First Stage Announces 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2011

First Stage celebrates its 25th season in 2011-2012, continuing its mission of transforming lives through theater by creating exceptional theater experiences for young people and families through live, professional theater productions that engage, enlighten and entertain (more...)

NJ Actress Heather Braverman to Appear in 'Jeremy Fink' Film
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 15, 2011

Creative performer and New Jersey native Heather Braverman is working to carve her niche in the world of entertainment. (more...)

Interview: Raul Esparza, Anna Chlumsky Chat Guest Roles on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

Raul Esparza and Anna Chlumsky will guest star on NBC's LAW & ORDER: SVU on a special episode titled "Twenty-Five Acts", based on the best-selling novel '50 Shades of Grey.' The show will air October 10th at 9 pm ET. Both talented actors recently spoke with reporters about the upcoming episode. (more...)

Broadway League Announces National Education Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2011

The Broadway League announced today the recipients of its sixteenth annual National Education Grants. These grants support innovative programs that enable students from coast to coast to experience touring Broadway as a form of artistic expression and as an educational tool. (more...)

Candlewick Press Presents 'Be Yourself Books'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

Candlewick Press presents 'Be Yourself Books to Say It's Great to Be You!': (more...)

BWW Blog: Greg Reuter - The Wrap Up
by Guest Blogger: Greg Reuter - Oct 29, 2012

Hey BroadwayWorld Readers! It has been such a pleasure to blog this month for you. Let's tackle one more subject. Auditioning. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHELF LIFE, Theatre Delicatessen at Marylebone Gardens, October 17 2012
by Gary Naylor - Oct 19, 2012

Gary Naylor is born, lives and dies all within 90 minutes. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Canuck of LA CAGE - Jeigh Madjus
by Kelly Cameron - Nov 9, 2012

La Cage Aux Folles is wrapping up their first National Tour in Toronto at The Royal Alexandra Theatre with Canuck Jeigh Madjus in the role of Jacob. This is Jeigh's first time on a Mirvish stage, and he spoke to BWW about what his last year on tour has been like, how he's enjoyed being the only Canadian in the cast and how important it is to always be true to yourself. (more...)

The Lyric Presents Doris – So Much More Than the Girl Next Door
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Australia's own multi-talented Melinda Schneider steps into the shoes of a great musical icon, American chanteuse Doris Day in Doris - So Much More Than the Girl Next Door. (more...)

VOICE OVER: Coaches Pile the Praise on the Elite Eight
by Sally Henry - Nov 27, 2012

Monday night, November 26, began week four of the live shows, getting down to the best of the best, because there are only eight singers left. Three from Team CeeLo Green, two from Teams Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, and only one from Team Christina all performed tonight in groups and individually, hoping to make it to the top six. They sang their hearts out, knowing that their journey could end this week. (more...)

adidas NEO Label Signs Selena Gomez As Style Icon And Designer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2012

Los Angeles woke up to some colorful hijinks today with bright green paint, posters, and streamers spread across the city as Selena Gomez and a band of teens celebrated her new partnership with adidas NEO Label. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Audition Tips from Other Actresses that Played Kim
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 12, 2012

Many media outlets in the Philippines have already published series of auditions tips, which primarily came from Tony winner Lea Salonga and London-based actress Monique Wilson, Filipino actresses that both starred in the original production of MISS SAIGON in London 22 years ago. BroadwayWorld took a different turn, and asked some advices from our other favorite Filipino actresses that also played Kim: Joanna Ampil (Sydney and London), Ima Castro (Manila and London), Ivy Rose Padilla (Wellington, New Zealand), and Jennifer Paz (U.S. National Tour). (more...)

Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present THE UPSIDE OF BEING DOWN, 3/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2012

The Teen Stage ensemble of Seacoast Repertory Theatre has doubled in size since last year with the new youth department directors Miles Burns and Grady O'Neil. The Rep's Teen Stage Ensemble is a group comprised of 16 Seacoast teenagers who all share the same passion for theatre. Through workshops and exercises the Teen Stage Ensemble (or TSE) works to produce a completely original show each year. (more...)

Seacoast Repertory Theatre's THE UPSIDE OF BEING DOWN Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

The Teen Stage ensemble of Seacoast Repertory Theatre has doubled in size since last year with the new youth department directors Miles Burns and Grady O'Neil. The Rep's Teen Stage Ensemble is a group comprised of 16 Seacoast teenagers who all share the same passion for theatre. Through workshops and exercises the Teen Stage Ensemble (or TSE) works to produce a completely original show each year. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Matthew Modine Talks Steve Jobs Biopic, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, Stage, Screen & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2012

Today we are talking to an actor who has appeared in over fifty feature films and starred in plays on Broadway and in the West End all about his career thus far, looking ahead to his new role as John Sculley in the forthcoming jOBS, co-starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak, directed by Joshua Michael Stewart - the one and only Matthew Modine. In this all-encompassing chat tracing the past to the present, Modine also manages to give us the scoop on his featured role in the final part of Christopher Nolan's BATMAN trilogy, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and shares his candid impressions of working with Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the rest of the starry cast of the sure-to-be blockbuster of the summer. Additionally, Modine illustrates his experiences working with director Robert Altman on screen and stage projects as diverse as SHORT CUTS and STREAMERS on film, Arthur Miller's FINISHING THE PICTURE in Chicago and RESURRECTION BLUES at the Old Vic in the West End and Modine expresses his overall general enthusiasm for acting and reveals deeply probing insight into many of his most memorable and famous roles to date - ranging from roles in Stanley Kubrick's FULL METAL JACKET to Alan Parker's BIRDY to his work with Oliver Stone, Tony Richardson, Jonathan Demme, John Sayles, Mike Figgis, John Schlesinger and others. All of that, a thorough discussion of his recent roles in the theatrical productions of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD and THE MIRACLE WORKER, as well as recollections of working on many of his most beloved projects to date, such as AND THE BAND PLAYED ON, THE REAL BLONDE, ORPHANS, CUTTHROAT ISLAND, BYE BYE LOVE, THE HOTEL NEW HAMPSHIRE, WEEDS - and much, much more! (more...)

STATE FAIR and THE BRAND NEW KID Play Orlando Rep, July-Aug 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2012

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to experience the Youth Academy's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair. Performances of this show take place as part of the 6th Annual Target Family Theatre Festival in Loch Haven Park, from July 20- August 5, 2012. (more...)

John Digweed, Danny Tenaglia and More Set for Governors Beach Club, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2012

Made Event has announced John Digweed & Danny Tenaglia, along with Pleasurekraft and Sleepy & Boo at Governors Beach Club on Governors Island, NYC, Saturday, August 11. This historic event sees two true dance music trendsetters take over one of New York City's most spectacular summer party hotspots. (more...)

As Curtain-time Nears, Marvin Hamlisch Reflects on His NUTTY PROFESSOR Adventure
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 24, 2012

To think that Hamlisch's involvement in The Nutty Professor goes back to the handshake that sealed the deal between him and the show's creator Jerry Lewis is at once down-to-earth and almost shockingly unbelievable. It could well be the genesis of another musical in and of itself, but make no mistake about it, that's exactly how the story began… (more...)

STATE FAIR and THE BRAND NEW KID Play Orlando Rep, Now thru 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to experience the Youth Academy's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair. Performances of this show take place as part of the 6th Annual Target Family Theatre Festival in Loch Haven Park, from tonight, July 20- August 5, 2012. (more...)

STATE FAIR and THE BRAND NEW KID Play Orlando Rep, July-Aug 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to experience the Youth Academy's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair. Performances of this show take place as part of the 6th Annual Target Family Theatre Festival in Loch Haven Park, from July 20- August 5, 2012. (more...)

BWW Interviews: RONNIE NELSON Comes Home to the South and Tackles THE NUTTY FIVE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 13, 2012

Today's spotlight falls on Ronnie Nelson, who hails from Ammon, North Carolina, and plays Norm in the show. When you go to see The Nutty Professor, keep this is mind: Ronnie's the tall, good-looking guy among an ensemble filled with tall (and not-so-tall), good-looking guys-and he's played Nashville before (as part of the national tour of Cats) and he's got a hankering for some good ol' down-home biscuits and gravy, so I predict you might see him at the Loveless Cafe or Pancake Pantry while he's in town. (more...)

STATE FAIR and THE BRAND NEW KID Play Orlando Rep, July-Aug 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2012

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to experience the Youth Academy's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair. Performances of this show take place as part of the 6th Annual Target Family Theatre Festival in Loch Haven Park, from July 20- August 5, 2012. (more...)

Sundance Film Festival Announces 2012 Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

Sundance Institute has announced the Jury, Audience, NEXT and other special awards of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival at the Festival's Awards Ceremony, hosted by Parker Posey in Park City, Utah. (more...)

Hart House Theater Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2012

Beginning on January 13th, 2012, Hart House Theatre will present this iconic musical. In the midst of the rise of Nazi Germany, the cabaret is an oasis where people go to escape reality and share in some scrap of happiness. (more...)

Debby Ryan to Star in Original Disney Channel Movie RADIO REBEL, 2/17
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2012

Fan favorite Debby Ryan ('Jessie') stars as a teen who secretly breaks free from her painfully shy self and into the persona of a bold podcast host who rocks her Seattle high school with music and the message to 'Be Yourself,' in RADIO REBEL, a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the novel Shrinking Violet, premiering FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). (more...)

Featured Performer of the Week: Troy Blackwell-Cook
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 24, 2013

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to present its latest feature series: The Performer of the Week! Get to know these amazing talents as they share a bit about themselves, their work and life! Today, we're thrilled to introduce you to Troy Blackwell-Cook! (more...)

Wynton Marsalis Performs The Ballad of the American Arts in Philadelphia, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

The Kimmel Center kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month with a special program, The Ballad of the American Arts, featuring Wynton Marsalis with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Verizon Hall on April 3, 2012 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Hart House Theater Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Beginning on January 13th, 2012, Hart House Theatre will present this iconic musical. In the midst of the rise of Nazi Germany, the cabaret is an oasis where people go to escape reality and share in some scrap of happiness. (more...)

Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present THE UPSIDE OF BEING DOWN, 3/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

The Teen Stage ensemble of Seacoast Repertory Theatre has doubled in size since last year with the new youth department directors Miles Burns and Grady O'Neil. The Rep's Teen Stage Ensemble is a group comprised of 16 Seacoast teenagers who all share the same passion for theatre. Through workshops and exercises the Teen Stage Ensemble (or TSE) works to produce a completely original show each year. (more...)

Debby Ryan Stars in Original Disney Channel Movie RADIO REBEL, 2/17
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2012

Fan favorite Debby Ryan ('Jessie') stars as a teen who secretly breaks free from her painfully shy self and into the persona of a bold podcast host who rocks her Seattle high school with music and the message to 'Be Yourself,' in RADIO REBEL, a Disney Channel Original Movie based on the novel Shrinking Violet, premiering FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT). (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre to Bring Works to Other U.S. Cities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2012

Chicago Children's Theatre, now enjoying a smash hit run with its newest world premiere musical, The Houdini Box, is proud to announce the company is exporting its singular brand of professional children's theater beyond the Windy City and to major cities around the U.S. (more...)

Hart House Theater Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2011

Beginning on January 13th, 2012, Hart House Theatre will present this iconic musical. In the midst of the rise of Nazi Germany, the cabaret is an oasis where people go to escape reality and share in some scrap of happiness. (more...)

Glenn Close, Patti LuPone, et al. Tribute Barbara Cook at Kennedy Center Honors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this year honors singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins, and actress Meryl Streep as their 2011 honorees. The special broadcast of the gala will air on December 27 on CBS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: President Obama's Kennedy Center Honorees Remarks - Barbara Cook & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 4, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this year honors singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins, and actress Meryl Streep as their 2011 honorees. The special broadcast of the gala will air on December 27 on CBS. BroadwayWorld is excited to present special video coverage of Broadway's own Barbara Cook and more... Here is what President Obama had to say. (more...)

Special Photo Coverage: Barbara Cook, Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond & More Receive Kennedy Center Honors
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2011

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this year honors singer Barbara Cook, singer and songwriter Neil Diamond, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, saxophonist and composer Sonny Rollins, and actress Meryl Streep as their 2011 honorees. The special broadcast of the gala will air on December 27 on CBS. BroadwayWorld is excited to present special photos and coverage of Broadway's own Barbara Cook and more... Here is what President Obama had to say. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's FUNNY GIRL Begins 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

Riverside Theatre's Simply Amazing Season continues with the Broadway smash musical hit, Funny Girl. Nominated for eight Tony Awards including Best Musical Best Lead Actor and Actress and Best Original Score, the show was an immediate hit with audiences with an inspiring and beloved score including classic favorites 'Don't Rain on My Parade,' 'I'm the Greatest Star,' 'The Music That Makes Me Dance' and the iconic hit, 'People. Funny Girl performs on the Stark Stage from January 10 through 27, 2013 and is presented through the courtesy Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. (more...)

BWW Interviews: LEGALLY BLONDE's Gemma Sutton - Part II
by Kathryn Pintus - Dec 16, 2011

The second instalment of our interview with Gemma Sutton! (more...)

BWW Interview: Sean Lowe Talks Upcoming Season of THE BACHELOR
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

THE BACHELOR, premieres MONDAY, JANUARY 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Sean Lowe recently spoke to reporters about his search for his soul mate, among 26 beautiful bachelorettes! (more...)

BWW Nashville: NUTTY PROFESSOR Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies in Los Angeles
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 7, 2012

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, whose latest musical theater work is on display in Nashville in the Broadway-bound production of The Nutty Professor, has died in Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press. He was 68 years old, and his death was made public by a family spokesperson. He is survived by his wife, Terre. (more...)

STATE FAIR and THE BRAND NEW KID Play Orlando Rep, July-Aug 2012
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2012

The Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) invites families to experience the Youth Academy's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair. Performances of this show take place as part of the 6th Annual Target Family Theatre Festival in Loch Haven Park, from July 20- August 5, 2012. (more...)

KATY PERRY: PART OF ME Coming to Blu-ray/DVD 9/18
by Movies News Desk - Aug 13, 2012

The fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest mad diary of one of the biggest performers on the planet blasts off when the KATY PERRY: Part of Me movie debuts on Blu-ray and DVD (both with UltraViolet™), On Demand and for Digital Download on September 18, 2012 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

John Digweed, Danny Tenaglia and More Set for Governors Beach Club Tonight, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2012

Made Event has announced John Digweed & Danny Tenaglia, along with Pleasurekraft and Sleepy & Boo at Governors Beach Club on Governors Island, NYC, tonight, August 11. This historic event sees two true dance music trendsetters take over one of New York City's most spectacular summer party hotspots. (more...)

Wynton Marsalis Performs The Ballad of the American Arts in Philadelphia, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

The Kimmel Center kicks off Jazz Appreciation Month with a special program, The Ballad of the American Arts, featuring Wynton Marsalis with members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Verizon Hall on April 3, 2012 at 7:30pm. (more...)

CAT IN THE HAT, DOCTOR DOLITTLE et al. Set for Orlando Rep in 2012-2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP), in partnership with UCF, has announced its 10th Birthday Season. The REP is Orlando's only professional theatre for families and young audiences and has performed shows such as PINKALICIOUS: The Musical, Lyle the Crocodile, and A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Laura Osnes On THE SOUND OF MUSIC At Carnegie Hall, ANYTHING GOES, PIPE DREAM, CINDERELLA & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2012

Today we are completing our extensive three-part look at THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Carnegie Hall with an career-spanning chat with one of Broadway biggest rising stars, the amiable and accomplished Laura Osnes. Since her Broadway debut in GREASE - coming after the reality casting competition TV series, YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT - in 2007, Osnes has found great success with lead roles in three more Broadway musicals, spelling for Kelli O'Hara in SOUTH PACIFIC at Lincoln Center as Nellie Forbush, as well as taking on the title role in Frank Wildhorn's BONNIE & CLYDE with Jeremy Jordan and playing Hope Harcourt in the Roundabout revival of ANYTHING GOES alongside Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. In addition to outlining her experiences in those shows and her reflections on her time spent on Broadway thus far, Osnes also opens up about her recent essaying of three Rodgers & Hammerstein roles, having just starred with Will Chase in PIPE DREAM at Encores!, her just-confirmed casting in a new Broadway-bound stage adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA that has recently had a workshop production (and will have another in July, again co-starring Santino Fontana) as well as all about the star-studded Carnegie Hall concert presentation of THE SOUND OF MUSIC co-starring Tony Goldwyn and Brooke Shields which she headlines on April 24. Plus, she recounts her experiences participating in the recent Kennedy Center Honors salute to Barbara Cook alongside a dizzying roster of divas and tackling FOLLIES in the spectacular SONDHEIM! THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT presentation now available on DVD - and she also clues us in on her favorite shows, acting influences, plans for the future and much, much more! (more...)

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