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PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH to Feature Inspiring Olympic Tribute & Celebrate USO's 75th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This July 4th, America's national Independence Day celebration kicks off our country's 240th birthday with a special salute to our Olympians and Paralympians as they prepare for Rio. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/28/16- DREAMGIRLS
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2016

Today in 1987, the FIRST Broadway revival of Dreamgirls opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 177 performances. Dreamgirls features music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called 'The Dreams', who become music superstars. The musical opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre, and was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006. The 1987 cast featured Lillias White as 'Effie.' (more...)

Scoop: MISTRESSES on ABC - Monday, July 11, 2016
by - Jun 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on MISTRESSES, airing on ABC on Monday, July 11, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
by - Jun 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 12, 2016! (more...)

Lucinda Riley's Book Series THE SEVEN SISTERS Heads to Television
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Raffaella de Laurentiis announced today that she has optioned international bestselling author Lucinda Riley's THE SEVEN SISTERS book series to be adapted for television. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Top Dancers Take Part in 11th Annual DANCING WITH THE GIORDANO STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Chicago's leading business and social leaders gathered on Thursday, June 23, to kickoff Giordano Dance Chicago's (GDC) 11th Annual 'Dancing With The Giordano Stars' competition. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Jackie Chan, Dave Franco & More Among Voice Cast for THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

At this year's Licensing Expo, SlashFilm revealed the all-star voice cast for THE LEGO MOVIE, due to hit theaters on September 22, 2017. (more...)

Hit Series BASKETBALL WIVES LA to Return to VH1 for Fifth Season, 7/17
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

VH1's hit series BASKETBALL WIVES: LA returns for a fifth season on Sunday, July 17th at 9:00 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Harvey Fierstein, Sam Shepard and More Featured in La MaMa's New Digital Collections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Archives of La MaMa just launched La MaMa's Digital Collections Website (catalog.lamama.org). Its development was made possible by a generous 'hidden archival collections' grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources. The site, which premieres on June 27, 2016 as part of La MaMa's 55th anniversary season, is freely available for use by artists, scholars, educators, and the interested public. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the collection! (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, July 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 14, 2016! (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beautiful Aerial View of Central Park's Delacorte Theater
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

The creation of this favorite New York cultural institution was once a controversial legal issue. (more...)

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE's Latest Episode Features Robert W. Richards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted its new episode, which features an interview with Robert W. Richards. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse's JUDGE JACKIE: DISORDER IN THE COURT with Klea Blackhurst Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents the new musical comedy, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery from July 7-17. Opening Night is Thursday, July 7 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Stageworks' THE SECRET GARDEN to Benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

STAGEWORKS presents the beloved Broadway musical, The Secret Garden. Featuring a haunting score by Lucy Simon with book and lyrics by Marsha Norman. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Directed by Stageworks Artistic Director, Don Brown. (more...)

James Brolin to Direct & Star in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Film PAIR OF JACKS
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Hallmark Movies & Mysteries announces Golden Globe winner James Brolin ('Life in Pieces,' 'Pensacola: Wings of Gold,') is directing and starring in PAIR OF JACKS (working title) a Hallmark original movie premiering in December 2016. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Both Engaged and A Woman of No Importance have been delighting preview audiences in advance of their openings this weekend. Having already extended both productions earlier this year, the Shaw Festival continues to respond to audience demand by adding another seven performances to the 2016 season. Also, a new block of tickets for the sell-out of the 2016 season The Dance of Death is now on sale. (more...)

Two leading companies receive AWESOME Award: Intel Corporation,...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016


Michael Cumpsty, Melissa Errico, Jim Brochu, Tony Sheldon, Jackie Hoffman and More Join Project Shaw's APPLE CART
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season when it presents its 115th concert presentation with George Bernard Shaw's The Apple Cart on Monday, July 25 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Official Trailer for Nate Parker's THE BIRTH OF A NATION
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Fox Searchlight has releasedthe official trailer for THE BIRTH OF A NATION. Based on a true story, the film was written and directed by Nate Parker, who also stars. (more...)

Road Less Traveled Productions Welcomes National Playwright Resident Rajiv Joseph
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its inaugural 2016 National Playwright Resident, playwright Rajiv Joseph. (more...)

Carriageworks to Present WINYANBOGA YURRINGA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Winyanboga Yurringa will premiere at Carriageworks in August and be followed by a short season at the Geelong Performing Arts Centre. (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Stay 'Up Late' on the High Line with Live Music and Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

High Line visitors can roam the park after-hours in the first-ever "Up Late" evening as dancers, musicians, and visual artists illuminate the park with participatory performances, installations, and light and sound surprises. (more...)

The Ensemble Theatre to Conclude Season with SATCHEL PAIGE AND THE KANSAS CITY SWING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?The Ensemble Theatre presents its season finale Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing by Trey Ellis & Ricardo Khan with Opening Night and Media reception, Thursday, June 30, 2016. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK cast members Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Blair Brown and Kate Mulgrew were live in Times Square on this morning's GMA to discuss the return of their hit show. (more...)

Scoop: $100,000 PYRAMID on ABC - Sunday, July 10, 2016
by - Jun 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on $100,000 PYRAMID, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 10, 2016! (more...)

Arlene Phillips Helms New British Rock Musical 27 at Cockpit Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 20, 2016

Director/choreographer Arlene Phillips is to helm the world premiere of new British rock musical, written and co-directed by Sam Cassidy. The show runs 8 September-22 October at London's Cockpit Theatre, with press night on 12 September. (more...)

Sierra Stages Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Sierra Stages continues its 2016 season with the devilishly delightful hit musical "Little Shop of Horrors" at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City this summer from July 14 through August 6. "Little Shop of Horrors" is one of the most popular musicals of all time-the show debuted off-Broadway in 1982 and ran for five years, was made into a popular and memorable film (starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin) in 1986, premiered on Broadway in 2003, and has received thousands of professional and amateur productions over the past 35 years. The Sierra Stages production is directed by Robert Rossman, with musical direction by Ken Getz. The set and lighting design is by Erin Beatie and costume design is by Jill Kelly. The cast includes Nevada County actors Jay Barker, Audrey Delgado, Nancy Haffey, Jackie Kolenko, JR Lewis, Ken Miele, Tracy Nickle, Conor Nolan, and Kim Wellman. (more...)

Himax Technologies, Inc. Provides Quad HD Display Driver IC for the World's First Tango-Enabled AR Smartphone
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016


Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, July 7, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 7, 2016! (more...)

Cape Playhouse to Continue Season with TALLEY'S FOLLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

The Cape Playhouse's 90th season continues with Talley's Folly, Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winner, starring Emily Kunkel and Ron Menzel. Directed by Skip Greer, it plays June 21 through July 2, with press night set for Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

MoMA PS1's FORTY Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

MoMA PS1 presents FORTY, an exhibition celebrating the institution's 40th anniversary, organized by P.S.1's founder, Alanna Heiss. The exhibition features work by 40 artists who were key participants in the 1970s alternative art spaces movement and the early years of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. (more...)

Hip To Hip's 2016 Free Shakespeare in NYC Parks Performances Begin in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Hip to Hip Theatre Company celebrates its tenth season of Free Shakespeare in the Parks with the sparkling comedy As You Like It and venerable tragedy Julius Caesar. The plays will tour in repertory to 11 New York City area parks, with special gala performances in Southampton and Jersey City. 35 theatre artists. 2 exciting plays, 13 diverse parks: July 27-August 28. (more...)

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Heyi Pictures to Co-Produce Jackie Chan's BLEEDING STEEL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Heyi Pictures announced today that they will co-produce and co-finance the Jackie Chan sci-fi thriller BLEEDING STEEL, written and directed by Leo Zhang (Chrysanthemum to the Beast). (more...)

BWW Review: Fabulous Voices Can't Save Dull, Unoriginal IF/THEN at PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Jun 16, 2016

It's always a challenge to find a fresh, new, innovate way to tell a story. It seems at times like every story out there has already been told so the only option is to tell it again, but tell it differently. Use a storytelling technique that excites and engages the audience, and maybe it won't even matter what the story is. That idea, while it might sound good, just doesn't work in reality, as demonstrated by the current touring production of If/Then, now playing at Providence Performing Arts Center. The interesting way of telling the story just can't mask the fact that the story being told is incredibly ordinary, unoriginal and dull. (more...)

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre to Present Regional Premiere of THE HIGH PRIESTESS OF DARK ALLEY This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, in partnership with Jackie Alexander Productions, presents the regional premiere of The High Priestess of Dark Alley, July 7 - 24, 2016. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'Tales from Soprano Isle' This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Fresh off her Tony Award-nominated role in Roundabout Theater Company's critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Tales from Soprano Isle, for three performances only - Friday, July 29 (8 p.m.), Saturday, July 30 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, July 31 (3 p.m.). In this humorous evening, Benanti will perform songs from throughout her celebrated career, as well as share stories and personal anecdotes from her life on and off the stage! Tickets for Laura Benanti range in price from $75 - $95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

San Jose Stage Company Artistic Director Randall King today announced the company's 34th season. Audiences will be transported around the world to Africa, Ireland, the Middle East and back to America in an emotionally-charged, outrageously funny and enlightening exploration of race, identity, politics and cultural understanding.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for INSIDE THE BOX at Planet Connections Festivity Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

?INSIDE THE BOX by Cecilia Copeland is set for its first public presentation in the Planet Connections Festivity, with proceeds to benefit Planned Parenthood. (more...)

VIDEO: 13-Year-Old Slams Donald Trump on AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by - Jun 15, 2016

A 13-year-old brings some clean humor to the America's Got Talent stage. Still, Donald Trump needs to watch out! Watch the stand-up routine below. (more...)

VINIQ GLOW Special Recipe for National Martini Day on June 19th
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 15, 2016

National Martini Day is Sunday, June 19th. Celebrate with the 'Summer Peach Martini' using Viniq Glow, a shimmery fusion of premium vodka, Moscato and natural fruit flavor. (more...)

Broadway's Brian D'Arcy James to Guest-Star on TNT Oriignal Pilot CIVIL
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Brian D'Arcy James (Spotlight, Smash, Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN) will guest-star the pilot, which will also feature Enrique Murciano (Bloodline, Collateral Beauty) in a lead rol (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced the Stratford Festival's 2017 season, an exploration of identity as Canada marks the 150th anniversary of its birth as a nation. (more...)

Joseph W. Cotchett Pens THE PEOPLE VS. GREED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The author is Joseph W. Cotchett - He has a legendary reputation and is considered one of the country's foremost trial lawyers. The National Law Journal has called him one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America. He has been in the top 100 attorneys selection by the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Fellow of many prestigious bar organizations. He received the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award by Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, the Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Jurisprudence Award, honored by Disability Rights Advocates, inducted into the National Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Clarence Darrow Award. He was a former Special Forces Paratrooper Officer and JAGC Commander, awarded the Legion of Merit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW Takes Opening Night Bows in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2016

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW began performances on May 24 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production officially opened last night, June 13 and will run through Sunday, June 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in the Park!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2016

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, The Public's Free Shakespeare in the Park all-female production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW began performances on May 24 and is part of the global 400th anniversary celebration of William Shakespeare's life and death. The free production officially opened last night, June 13 and will run through Sunday, June 26. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night red carpet below! (more...)

Broadway Director Scott Ellis to Helm NBC's A FEW GOOD MEN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

At today's Variety's annual TV Summit held at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills, playwright Aaron Sorkin revealed the news that Scott Ellis will direct NBC's upcoming live adaptation of A FEW GOOD MEN. (more...)

Summer Stages: Something for Everyone at Middlesex County Plays-in-the-Park
by Michael T. Mooney - Jun 14, 2016

It's summer in New Jersey and that means it's time to grab the lawn chairs and experience outdoor theatre with THE LITTLE MERMAID, SISTER ACT and SOUTH PACIFIC. (more...)

IMAX China Unveils 2016 Summer Chinese Local-Language Film Slate
by Movies News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and IMAX China Holding Inc. (HKSE.1970) announced that four Chinese titles will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in more than 290 IMAX theatres across China this summer. (more...)

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