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MADE IN AMERICA & More Among MGM's Latest Limited Edition Releases
by Movies News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Bring home the latest wave of classics from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Cinema Archives vault and MGM's Limited Edition Collection and rediscover classic film titles spanning 60 years from the 1930s to the 1990s. (more...)

ULTRA Music Festival Wraps One Of Its Most Successful Years Ever
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL® celebrated its eighteenth edition in style this weekend with another hugely successful production at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami that was sold out months in advance. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

George Psomas, Felicia Finley & More Will Star in FIXING FRANKIE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

This Friday, March 25th, a private reading will be held of FIXING FRANKIE, a new musical by Joe Langworth (book and lyrics) and Steve Marzullo (music).  The team, who met during the original production of RAGTIME in 1996, co-conceived this new musical comedy and it is their first full-length collaboration. Langworth will also direct with Marzullo providing musical direction. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

ESPN Inc. Presents UEFA European Football Championship 2016
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

ESPN networks will combine to televise more than 230 live hours of the UEFA European Football Championship 2016 beginning Friday, June 10, through Sunday, July 10, in 10 cities across France. (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate John Kander's Birthday With Kander & Ebb Performing CHICAGO's 'All That Jazz'
by Michael Dale - Mar 18, 2016

The great composer of Cabaret, Chicago and so many beloved Broadway songs turns 89 today. (more...)

Judy McLane and Daisy Eagan Will Lead WIT at North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier nonprofit professional regional theatre, just announced full casting for their eagerly anticipated production of Margaret Edson's Wit. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be led by Broadway's Judy McLane (Vivan Bearing, Ph.D) and feature Tony Award®-winner Daisy Eagan (Susie Monahan, R.N., B.S.N.). The thought-provoking story will run in the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, April 29-May 8, 2016. (more...)

ArtsRock Will Welcome Chita Rivera in Conversation at Nyack Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

ArtsRock has announced that the legendary Broadway star CHITA RIVERA will appear in conversation with Elliott Forrest at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.artsrock.org or call 855-ArtsRock. (more...)

Chita Rivera Pays Homage To Childhood Dance Teacher Doris Jones
by Michael Dale - Mar 16, 2016

In 1941, the Jones-Haywood Dance School in Washington D.C. was one of the country's few places where minority students could learn classical ballet. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Harry Belafonte and Jacques d'Amboise to Be Honored at 8 OVER 80 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

At its third annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala, The New Jewish Home (formerly, Jewish Home Lifecare) will pay tribute to eight New Yorkers who, in their ninth and tenth decades, continue to live lives of remarkable achievement, vitality and civic engagement. (more...)

Ultra Music Festival Set Times & Final Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The final countdown has commenced! With just 7 days to go until Ultra Music Festival opens it's gates for its eighteenth edition, fans can now get busy planning their schedules as the Final Lineup and set times are confirmed! (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Star in VH1 Drama Series SATAN'S SISTERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy nominated singer/actress Vanessa Williams has signed on to play the lead role in VH1's upcoming scripted series inspired by Star Jones 2011 book 'Satan's Sisters: A Novel of Fiction.' (more...)

2016 Puppetry Festival in McLean Set for 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

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Theatre Royal Plymouth Sets Full Cast of MONSTER RAVING LOONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Theatre Royal Plymouth Artistic Director Simon Stokes today announces the full cast for his production of James Graham's Monster Raving Loony.  Samuel James takes the role of Screaming Lord Sutch, with Joseph Alessi, Camilla Beeput, Joanna Brookes, Jack Brown playing a number of different characters. The production opens on Wednesday 10th February, with previews from Saturday 6th February, and runs until Sat 27th February. (more...)

Pride Films & Plays to Present 'JUDY GARLAND AND LIZA MINNELLI'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Pride Films and Plays will enliven the New Year by bringing back two leading actresses from its recent acclaimed production of the musical The Boy From Oz in a new show entitled Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli - Once in a Lifetime: The London Palladium Concert - a Tribute, featuring Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli), with music direction and orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (co-producer).  This loving musical tribute recalls the historic concert by these two famous performers at the London Palladium, just as Liza's singing career was beginning to take off. The Boy from Oz veterans Cameron Turner (choreography) and John Nasca (costume design) will round out the creative team for this dynamic new show. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

BWW Interview: LOUIS & KEELY Stars Discuss Bringing the Show Back to L.A.
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 4, 2016

LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA returns to the Geffen Playhouse this month in a revamped production produced by the award-winning Hershey Felder. Written by Vanessa Claire Stewart, Taylor Hackford and Jake Broder and directed by Taylor Hackford, it is the story of Louis Prima and Keely Smith whose larger-than-life marriage and groundbreaking Las Vegas act featured an amazing cavalcade of hits that would forever secure their place in American musical history. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/4/2016 - JRB & Shoshana, BROADWAY IS A DRAG & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 4, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean take the stage in L.A., and BROADWAY IS A DRAG raises funds for BC/EFA at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE at the Buell Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Jan 28, 2016

There's currently a live version of the classic movie Dirty Dancing touring, and it's in Denver through the end of the month. I'll admit, I've never seen the film version of Dirty Dancing. (I swear, it's the truth.) But I had the time of my life. (OK, sorry.) (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Joshua Henry, Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes & More Sign on for New York Pops' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

On October 14, 2016, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke, who has been described by The New York Times as a 'polished, welcoming host' who is 'young and vigorous, with a playful attitude,' will lead the orchestra in the highly anticipated concert season. The series will include an opening night concert celebrating the legacy of Lerner and Loewe with Broadway stars Colin Donnell and Laura Osnes alongside operatic baritone Nathan Gunn; a festive patriotic salute on Veterans Day; an exciting spin on our traditional holiday concert, featuring sibling duos Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway and Will and Anthony Nunziata; an exploration of the lasting partnership between Broadway legends Kander and Ebb, featuring Joshua Henryand Caissie Levy; and a tribute to some of the century's greatest singers and songwriters. (more...)

Marvel & Sony's SPIDER-MAN Headed to IMAX 3D Theatres Upon Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Spider-Man, one of the world's most beloved superheroes, will once again come to IMAX Theatres for a network-wide event run when the film is released in theaters on its new worldwide date on July 7, 2017, it was announced today by Josh Greenstein, president of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for Sony Pictures, Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, and Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. As the movie, which Sony Pictures Entertainment is teaming with Marvel Studios to produce, enters wide release, it will also be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX 3D format. The highly anticipated next installment in the $4 billion franchise, which will star Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, will be directed by Jon Watts and produced by Feige and Amy Pascal. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Feinstein's/54 Below-Bound Daniel Reichard
by BWW Staff - Jan 22, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Daniel Reichard, who will bring his solo show, Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein, to 54 Below on February 5 (9:30PM). For tickets, visit: http://54below.com/artist/daniel-reichard/ (more...)


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Vanessa Williams Continues Lincoln Center's 2016 AMERICAN SONGBOOK Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Returning for its 17th season, Lincoln Center's acclaimed series American Songbook continues to broaden its scope in celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting as interpreted by top performers and rising stars, with events at three Lincoln Center venues. The Appel Room series opens with Vanessa Williams performing in the breathtaking space in Frederick P. Rose Hall tonight, January 20, 2016. (more...)

Lea DeLaria to Make Parker Playhouse Concert Debut, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

 "Orange is the New Black" star Lea DeLaria will make her anticipated debut with the celebrated Broadway series at the Parker Playhouse produced by Mark Cortale, for one show only on Saturday, February 13 at 8:00 PM, joined by special guest host drag superstar Varla Jean Merman. The series is curated by SiriusXM radio host Seth Rudetsky, referred to as "The Mayor of Broadway" by the New York Times." Next up in the series will be Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar Vanessa Williams on March 22, and Darren Criss, star of TV's Glee on April 19, both hosted by Rudetsky. For tickets and information, please visit www.ParkerPlayhouse.com, or call 954-462-0222; or in person at Ticketmaster outlets or the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office, and at the Parker Playhouse box office Tuesday through Saturday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MY FAIR LADY & More Set for SMTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Now in its sixth year, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is pleased to announce its upcoming productions at their home at Tempe Center for the Arts for 2016-2017. In addition to the already announced Hello, Dolly! which opens February 3 - 6, 2016 the company is expanding its programming to include some fresh and exciting productions: (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz About BE MORE CHILL
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 19, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Ontario Court of Appeal Says Livent Auditors Were Negligent After '90s Fraud Scandal
by Jessica Khan - Jan 11, 2016

According to The Globe and Mail, The Ontario Court of Appeal has upheld a 2014 decision directing accounting firm Deloitte & Touche to pay $118 million for negligence in its work as auditor for the now defunct live theatre company Livent, Inc. -- notorious for its connection to fraudulent producer Garth Drabinsky -- in the late 1990s. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse to Stage Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Terrence McNally's acclaimed play MOTHERS AND SONS, nominated for Tony and Drama League awards in 2014, explores change, reconciliation and what it means to be a family. MOTHERS AND SONS will run in the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Thompson Shelterhouse Theatre March 18 through April 17. (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Perform at UCPAC in November
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

One of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today, Vanessa Williams will be performing on November 25 at 8 p.m. on the Mainstage of the Union County Performing Arts Center. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Women in Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details for the second annual WOMEN IN THEATRE series. The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is co-chaired by Karol Omlor and Andrea Redmon. This is the second lecture in the series (the first was held last year and featured female directors), and it will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Main Space at WaterTower Theatre. The lecture will be moderated by the Dallas Observer's Arts and Culture Editor Lauren Smart, and features Pam Dougherty, Jenny Ledel, Denise Lee, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Wendy Welch. (more...)

Articulate Theatre Announces Participants in ARTICULATING THE ARTS Panel for 2/27-2/28
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Articulate Theatre, an ensemble collection of playwrights, actors, directors and designers, is presenting its signature benefit performance -Articulating the Arts: Folk City Scenes. The event includes a discussion after the Saturday show with producer Doug Yeager, musician Phil Marsh, director David Marquez and author/curator Stephen Petrus. (more...)

Doug Yeager, Phil Marsh, Stephen Petrus & David Marquez Set for Articulate Theatre's Folk Panel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

ARTICULATE THEATRE is pleased to announce the participants in our Articulating the Arts panel discussion on folk music. Articulate Theatre, an ensemble collection of playwrights, actors, directors and designers, is presenting its signature benefit performance - Articulating the Arts: Folk City Scenes. The event includes a discussion after the Saturday show with producer Doug Yeager, musician Phil Marsh, director David Marquez and author Stephen Petrus. (more...)

Lee Majors, Ted Raimi Join Starz ASH VS EVIL DEAD for Season Two
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

STARZ has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi (“Xena: Warrior Princess,” Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, (more...)

BroadwayWorld to Exclusively Stream Ben Cameron's BROADWAY SESSIONS; New Episode Coming on Sunday- Watch Ben's 10 Favorites!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce our latest collaboration. Beginning this Sunday, well be bringing you exclusive video content from Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions- NYC's Ultimate Post Theater Extravaganza. Each week, Broadway Sessions welcomes a new Broadway cast or guest to perform, interact with the audience and bare their souls in this fast paced, zany, musical theatre variety show. Anything can, and will, happen when Broadway lets it's hair down. (more...)

Starz's ASH VS EVIL DEAD Recruits Lee Majors & Ted Raimi for Second Season
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

STARZ has announced today that Lee Majors (Do You Believe) will play the role of Brock Williams, Ash's father, and Ted Raimi ('Xena: Warrior Princess,' Spider-Man) will play the role of Ash's childhood best friend, Chet Kaminski, in the STARZ Original series 'Ash vs Evil Dead.' The series was previously renewed for a second season and will return in 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

JAMBO'S JOURNEY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Actress, director and content producer Jennifer Kopelman is saving the planet one child at a time with 'Jambo's Journey' (published by Xlibris). Kopelman has enjoyed many adventures on and off the stage, but she considers mentoring children to be her greatest role. Kopelman's passion is to help children shine. She perfected her craft over a decade and, in the process, reached thousands of children through her award-winning performing arts schools. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/31/2015 - Annaleigh Ashford, Nathan Lane and More Ring in the New Year!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's almost 2016, and Broadway stars are celebrating at 54 Below, with the NY Phil, in Las Vegas and more tonight! (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chita Rivera has postponed her engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23 to April 19-30 due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following a fall, it was discovered that she has a pelvic stress fracture. (more...)

Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing Wheel for Xbox Now in Stock at B&H Photo
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

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Theatre Royal Plymouth Sets Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Simon Stokes, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Plymouth, today announces an exciting season of new plays at the Theatre Royal Plymouth. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BANGALORY'S BACK with a Bang at the Baxter
by David Fick - Dec 18, 2015

A revival of the iconic South African children's television show, BANGALORY TIME, adults are able to bring their children and grandchildren to enjoy fondly BANGALORY'S BACK and create some new fans at the same time. (more...)

MEMORIES THAT SMELL LIKE GASOLINE to Make Australian Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

Memories That Smell Like Gasoline, will have its Australian premiere as part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, from Tuesday 16 February until Saturday 27 February 2016. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Open Mainstage Season with SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, 4/28-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

11th Hour Theatre Company brings Michael John LaChiusa's mysterious See What I Wanna See to life this Spring as its Mainstage Production. This intriguing musical is set to run April 28-May 15 at the Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American Street. The official opening night is Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $11-$40 and are available online at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by phone at 267-987-9865. (more...)

Robert Creighton, Brad Oscar & N'Kenge to Join Jamie deRoy at Birdland, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series welcomes Jamie deRoy & friends for a star-studded cabaret show, Sunday, April 17, at 6 p.m. The iconic Birdland is at 315 W. 44th Street in New York's theatre district. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's Spring Season to Conclude with Premiere of SCHISM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre's Spring Season ends with the world premiere of a new play, Schism by Athena Stevens, which opens for a three week limited season on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 29 April 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

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