Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Artistic Pioneers, Mavericks and Rebels Line Up for 'Where Are We Now?' as Part of Hull 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The first events and artistic collaborators for Where Are We Now?, a new festival presented by avant-garde art collective and provocateurs Neu! Reekie! as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017, have been announced today. The festival will take place from 2 until 4 June 2017 with the first events on sale now at www.hull2017.co.uk. (more...)

VIDEO: Neil Diamond, Natalie Portman & J.J. Abrams Play 'Password' on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and guest Neil Diamond teamed up against Natalie Portman and J.J. Abrams in a game of 'Password.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for AN ABSOLUTE TURKEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the cast of Georges Feydeau's 'An Absolute Turkey', adapted from Le Dindon by Nicki Frei and Peter Hall. Paul Mullins will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from December 1st through December 10th, 2016. For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT Extends at T. Schreiber Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre (TST) has announced the extension of their critically acclaimed production, The Motherf**ker with the Hat written by Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Celebrates 12th Annual MLK Weekend Performances of TOO HOT TO HANDEL: THE JAZZ-GOSPEL MESSIAH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The 12th annual performances of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah take place at the Auditorium Theatre on January 14 and 15, the weekend before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Renowned soloists Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson join legendary pianist Alvin Waddles in the celebratory production, which features a choir of over 100 choir members and musicians. Too Hot to Handel is based on George Frideric Handel's Messiah, and pairs Handel's traditional classical score with jazz, gospel, and blues. (more...)

Totem Pole Playhouse Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL With An Expanded Cast Of Community And Professional Actors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, in association with Gettysburg Community Theatre, will premiere its original adaptation of the family holiday classic A Christmas Carol for the 2016 holiday season at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg December 8-18. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards Update - Rixey Terry, Susannah Upchurch Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Scoop: KEVIN CAN WAIT on CBS - Monday, December 12, 2016
by - Nov 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on KEVIN CAN WAIT, airing on CBS on Monday, December 12, 2016! (more...)

Rachel York Launches 10-City Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Drama Desk Award-winning actress and singer Rachel York (Disaster!, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Victor/Victoria) embarks on a 10-city concert tour from December, 2016 through April, 2017 beginning with Michael Feinstein's American Songbook at NJPAC! December 1. York joins Feinstein, Andrea McArdle, Jared Grimes, and Youth Songbook Ambassador Julia Goodwin at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark for a cabaret and Q&A featuring favorite American standards. The program will be filmed before a live audience for future broadcast on NJTV, WNET, and WLIW21. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series returns this winter to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Parker Playhouse with three new concert dates for the 2016-17 season produced by Mark Cortale. Kicking off the season is Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" performing on December 30 at 8:00 PM, immediately prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly!." He is followed by Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM, and comedy legend Andrea Martin, star of TV's SCTV and two-time Tony Award winner for the Broadway revival of "Pippin" and "My Favorite Year," on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

Justin Sayre Celebrates New Comedy CD THE GAY AGENDA at UnCabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will celebrate Sayre's debut comed album "The Gay Agenda" with a  special night at UNCABARET at Au Lac (710 West First Street, LA 90012) on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Exhibits Portraits to Mark 50th Anniversary of Gay Rights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

A display of photographic portraits to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales in 1967 opens at the National Portrait Gallery this Friday 25 November. (more...)

BWW Review: SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY, King's Cross Theatre, 22 November 2016
by Marianka Swain - Nov 23, 2016

'Inmates, coming through.' That's our introduction to Phyllida Lloyd's landmark trilogy, as the homogenised prisoners are steered through the audience by prison officers. But this extraordinarily empathetic project, developed with Clean Break, gives those inmates individual voices and means of expression, while the all-female cast that inhabit them gives new voice to three familiar plays. (more...)

Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Selected and Arranged by Playwright Honor Molloy and Directed by Kira Simring, Honor Molloy and Actors Gina Costigan and Angel Desai Will Perform Readings of Works by Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Anne Enright, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, Claire McAllister, Gina Moxley and Edna O'Brien. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 11/28 - 12/9 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 11/28 - 12/9, airing on NBC (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Opens November 30 at Mile Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Transforming its new theatre space into a 1940's radio studio, the audience is transported to the golden age of radio, as cast members from radio station WMST perform Frank Capra's classic holiday tale of individualism, optimism and community. (more...)

WORLD FACTORY to Play HOME Manchester This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Delving into the murky history and contemporary reality of the garment industry, World Factory provokes a conversation about consumer capitalism and ethical trade in relation to China. The original production of World Factory was created and produced by METIS Projects in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre, the Young Vic, and Company of Angels, and first performed at the New Wolsey Theatre and Young Vic in 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at the DONMAR SHAKESPEARE TRILOGY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Donmar opens new temporary theatre in King's Cross for Phyllida Lloyd's all-female Donmar Shakespeare trilogy which will climax with THE TEMPEST. (more...)

Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series to Present Three Great Shows in January and February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series will kick off 2017 with three great shows in January and February. (more...)

32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Crutchie Himself, Andrew Keenan Bolger
by Broadwaysted - Nov 22, 2016

This week the Broadwaysted crew is celebrating Thanksgiving with the wonderful and talented Andrew Keenan-Bolger! We pour out our version of a Moscow Mule and Andrew talks about his experiences in NEWSIES and TUCK EVERLASTING and his brilliant webseries SUBMISSIONS ONLY Andrew spills about his nightmare college audition moment, his meta experience watching the Original Cast watching the Revival Cast in FALSETTOS, and his exciting new work with the Honest Accomplice Theatre called the TRANS LITERACY PROJECT.  (more...)

Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE's playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/19/2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/19/2016. (more...)

Ted Louis Levy to Star in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Le Petit Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

TED LOUIS LEVY steps into the past while looking to the future. Swinging, forward, into the lead roll of Jelly's Last Jam at La' Petit! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of DICK WHITTINGTON Pose at A View From the Shard
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

First Family Entertainment are delighted to announce that renowned choreographer Arlene Phillips will be making her pantomime debut as Fairy Bowbells in New Wimbledon Theatre's Christmas Pantomime, Dick Whittington, from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 13 December. (more...)

CBS to Rebroadcast Classic Holiday Special FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, 11/25
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Frosty, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship in FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, the popular animated musical special narrated by Jimmy Durante, to be rebroadcast Friday, Nov. 25 (8:00-8:32 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Jason Danieley and More Complete Cast for Transport Group's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group has announced that Tyne Daly (Master Class, Mothers and Sons, It Shoulda Been You, Rabbit Hole), Jason Danieley (The Visit, Chicago), Hannah Elless (Bright Star, Godspell), and Marc Kudisch (Hand to God, Finding Neverland) will join Richard Thomas ('The Americans,' You Can't Take it With You) in its concert of A Man of No Importance, which takes places Monday, December 5 at 8pm at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Big Carlos Vives and Shakira Among Winners of 17th LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Argentine-Mexican actor Sebastián Rulli joined Puerto Rican singer/songwriter and actress Roselyn Sánchez to host the 17th Annual LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS live on the Univision Network last night from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 11/21 - 12/2 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Nov 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 11/21 - 12/2, airing on NBC (more...)

PRANCER Makes World Debut on The Rose Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

When an injured reindeer appears in a young girl's backyard, it sets the stage for a story filled with heart and hope in the new stage adaptation of the film Prancer, making its world debut on The Rose stage. The show, which opens Friday, Nov. 25 and runs through Dec. 18, 2016, will showcase breathtaking puppetry and a heartwarming story to bring light to the holiday season.  (more...)

VIDEO: Showtime Unveils Trailer & Key Art for HOMELAND Season Six
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

SHOWTIME has released the new poster art and a behind the scenes look at season six of its Emmy and Golden Globe-winning hit drama series HOMELAND, which will premiere on Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor Angela Lansbury with Nathan Lee Graham & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its eighth and final season on Sunday, November 20 at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ROCKERS ON BROADWAY 2016 Honors Tom Kitt and Lucas Corrubia
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 17, 2016

The Path Fund Inc held its annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL, presented on Monday at Le Poisson Rouge. ROCKERS ON BROADWAY, the original Broadway rock concert series, is a fun and unique charity event that features Broadway's best rockers performing classic American Rock & Roll to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and non-profit performing arts education programs. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL MY SONS: An Entreaty To Be Better
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 17, 2016

Arthur Miller's 1947 Tony Award-winning play ALL MY SONS is strikingly relevant nearly seventy years later. There is still much to be learned from this compelling play and the Elements Theatre Company production doesn't shy away from the ugly truths or raw emotions embedded in Miller's story. Sr. Danielle Dwyer reaches unbelievable depths in her portrayal of Kate Keller, the heart and soul of this damaged family, and the work of the entire cast of artists is truly worthy of the word ensemble. (more...)

Theater Meets Cabaret in Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier's Dark New Holiday Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Austin Pendleton and Barbara Bleier, seen last summer in 'Late Nights in Smoky Bars,' return to Pangea with a holiday show, 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE MORBID. (more...)

Jackie Evancho to Perform Live in Concert at the Brown Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Jackie Evancho Live in Concert will hit the Brown Theatre at the Kentucky Center (315 W. Broadway, Louisville) on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Kevin Laughon
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Totem Pole Playhouse Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theatre, in association with Gettysburg Community Theatre, will premiere its original adaptation of the family holiday classic A Christmas Carol for the 2016 holiday season at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg December 8-18. The annual production will boast a large cast of 53 local professional and community actors. (more...)

The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of all women-identified playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

LA LA LAND, FENCES Among 2016 Critics' Choice Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD for movies were revealed today. Topping the list with 12 nominations is Damien Chazelle's musical LA LA LAND, receiving nods for best picture, best director, best actor (Ryan Gosling) and best actress (Emma Stone). (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crudup Talks New Film 'Jackie' & More on TONIGHT SHOW
by - Dec 1, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Billy Grudup discussed joining the film Jackie after most of the movie was shot and playing the man with a mustache in 20th CENTURY WOMEN. (more...)

5th ANNUAL GUITAR MASH and Brunch at CITY WINERY on 12/11
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 1, 2016

The 5th Annual Guitar Mash will be held at New York's City Winery on Sunday, December 11th from noon to 3:30 pm.The event, which includes a brunch, celebrates the power of communal music-making while supporting outreach to teen musicians in communities from across New York's five boroughs. (more...)

Leading Estates of the World Unveils The Storybook Issue
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing at Irish Arts Center 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Irish Arts Center, which projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present Voices Carry: A Celebration of Women Writing, December 6. Organized by author and playwright Honor Molloy and directed by Kira Simring, the event features Ms. Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy in dramatic readings of 20th Century works spanning a variety of forms, including memoir, novels, poetry, drama, and radio. The featured texts-by renowned contemporary authors Anne Enright andEdna O'Brien; playwright Gina Moxley; and late writers including Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, and Claire McAllister-explore the humor, depth, and resilience of Irish and Irish American women. (more...)

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