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First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear at Nickelodeon's KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama will make her first-ever appearance at Nickelodeon's KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS to present Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift with this year's The Big Help Award in recognition of her extensive philanthropic endeavors, including her work with tornado and flood survivors in the United States. (more...)

Photos: EVITA Contest - the Entries Keep Rolling in!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

To celebrate the Broadway return of EVITA (now in previews at the Marquis Theatre and set to open on April 5), BroadwayWorld invited readers to get into the Argentine spirit by channeling the iconic First Lady Eva Perón to win a pair of tickets to the show and dinner for two at the Chimichurri Grill in New York City. For the past two weeks, Evita wannabes have dug deep to find their inner Argentine and the inspired entries continue to roll in! Below, check out some of the recent submissions and don't forget: you have until April 8 to submit your photo for a chance to win. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest Star on NBC's THE BIGGEST LOSER, 4/3 & 10
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

The eagerly-anticipated BIGGEST LOSER makeover episode is here, and this season, it's bigger than ever! First Lady Michelle Obama guest stars in a two-part celebration that whisks the contestants away to the White House to reunite with their loved ones, and take part in the show's first-ever White House workout. (more...)

Gladys Knight Among Cast of Syndicated Comedy Series THE FIRST FAMILY
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Deadline.com reports that the cast of Byron Allen's syndicated comedy series THE FIRST FAMILY has been revealed. (more...)

West Virginia Public Theatre to Present STAND BY YOUR MAN, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

STAND BY YOUR MAN will serve as the first show of West Virginia Public Theatre's 2012 season from March 27th-29th before the season officially opens this summer with 9 TO 5, ANYTHING GOES, GODSPELL and more. (more...)

E! to Cover Red Carpet at Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

As Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards turns 25, E! will provide live coverage of the celebrity-filled famous orange carpet at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. E!'s 'Live From the Red Carpet' and hosts, Ross Mathews and Kelly Osbourne, will be on-hand reporting on all of the celebrity arrivals - including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez - chatting with the nominees, seeing what everyone is wearing, and finding out who's ready to get slimed! (more...)

Kristine Nielsen Joins Cast of USA Network's POLITICAL ANIMALS
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

Deadline.com reports that Kristine Nielsen has joined the cast of USA Network's upcoming series POLITICAL ANIMALS. (more...)

White House Chiefs of Staff to Be Featured in Discovery's THE GATEKEEPERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

There's the power of the presidency and then there's the power of the men behind the president. Discovery lifts the curtain for the extraordinary behind the scenes history of the White House Chiefs of Staff in THE GATEKEEPERS, a world premiere television special event coming in 2013. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear at Nickelodeon's KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS, 3/31
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama will make her first-ever appearance at Nickelodeon's KIDS' CHOICE AWARDS to present Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Taylor Swift with this year's The Big Help Award in recognition of her extensive philanthropic endeavors, including her work with tornado and flood survivors in the United States. (more...)

Jane Fonda to Play Nancy Reagan in THE BUTLER?
by Movies News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

According to The Huffington Post, Jane Fonda is currently in talks to portray former First Lady Nancy Reagan in the upcoming film THE BUTLER. The film will be directed by Lee Daniels. (more...)

Public Theater to Premiere LaChiusa's GIANT, HERE LIES LOVE About Imelda Marcos & More; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

Public Theater has announced the line-up today for The Public's 2012-2013 Season, beginning in the fall with an October rededication of The Public's historic downtown building. The season continues the theater's nearly 60 year tradition of developing new theatrical voices and presenting Shakespeare to the entire New York community. (more...)

Public Theater's 2012-2013 Season Will Include Michael John LaChiusa's GIANT, HERE LIES LOVE Directed by Alex Timbers and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2012-2013 Season, beginning in the fall with an October rededication of The Public's historic downtown building. The season continues the theater's nearly 60 year tradition of developing new theatrical voices and presenting Shakespeare to the entire New York community. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - First Lady Michelle Obama Guest Stars on BIGGEST LOSER, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

The eagerly-anticipated BIGGEST LOSER makeover episode is here, and this season, it's bigger than ever! First Lady Michelle Obama guest stars in a celebration that whisks the contestants away to the White House to reunite with their loved ones, and take part in the show's first-ever White House workout. The second of a two-oart episode will air Tuesday, April 10 (8-9 p.m. ET). (more...)

Photos: Last Chance to Enter the EVITA Contest!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2012

To celebrate the highly-anticipated Broadway return of EVITA (now playing at the Marquis Theatre) BroadwayWorld invited readers to get into the Argentine spirit by channeling the iconic First Lady Eva Perón to win a pair of tickets to the show and dinner for two at the Chimichurri Grill in New York City. And the truth is: You did not disappoint! In the past few weeks, we've shared with you photo entries (check out links to the recaps below) and this week, we share just a few more of your classic Evita poses. If you've been waiting to submit your entry, hurry - you only have until Sunday, April 8! (more...)

EVITA - Starring Ricky Martin, Elena Roger & Michael Cerveris - Opens Tonight on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

The Broadway production of EVITA opens tonight at the Marquis Theatre. The company of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical is led by world renowned music artist Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger in her Broadway debut as Eva Perón and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón, along with Max von Essen as Migaldi, Rachel Potter as the Mistress, and Christina DeCicco as the alternate/standby for Eva Perón. (more...)

Review Roundup: EVITA Returns to Broadway Starring Ricky Martin, Elena Roger & Michael Cerveris - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 5, 2012

EVITA opened tonight, April 5, back on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre! The company of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical is led by Ricky Martin as Che, Elena Roger in her Broadway debut as Eva Perón and Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón, along with Max von Essen as Migaldi and Rachel Potter as the Mistress. Did she charm the critics? Let's find out... (more...)

Discovery Unveils 2012-2013 Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

Taking audiences into unknown worlds, providing unprecedented access and igniting curiosity with a range of extraordinary people and places, Discovery Channel announced its 2012-2013 Upfront slate highlighted by landmark history event specials, epic natural history programming, bold new series and hit returning favorites. (more...)

LOS OTROS Premiere Cast Announced, Michele Pawk and Julio Monge to Lead
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

The cast has been set for the world premiere of the chamber musical LOS OTROS, with book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa. LOS OTROS will run May 23 through July 1, 2012, with the opening scheduled for June 3. Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk has been cast to play the role of Woman and Julio Monge will play the role of Man. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - First Lady Michelle Obama Guest Stars on BIGGEST LOSER, 4/10
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

The eagerly-anticipated BIGGEST LOSER makeover episode is here, and this season, it's bigger than ever! First Lady Michelle Obama guest stars in a celebration that whisks the contestants away to the White House to reunite with their loved ones, and take part in the show's first-ever White House workout. The second of a two-oart episode will air Tuesday, April 10 (8-9 p.m. ET). (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on THE COLBERT REPORT, 4/11
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama will appear as a guest for a second time on THE COLBERT REPORT on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, her first appearance since entering the White House. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony To Partner With Georgia Humanities Council For 'New Harmonies' National Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Georgia Humanities Council, Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, Georgia Council for the Arts, and Georgia Department of Economic Development for the statewide tour of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music - a Smithsonian Institution exhibit about the early traditions of American music, April 14, 2012 - November 26, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris in Broadway's EVITA- Production Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

EVITA might still be in previews at the Marquis Theatre, with opening night set for tomorrow, April 5, but you can get a first look at Ricky Martin, Michael Cerveris, and Elena Roger as the Argentinean First Lady now! BroadwayWorld brings you just released production shots of the 'high flying, adored' cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - First Lady Michelle Obama on Tonight's BIGGEST LOSER
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

On tonight's episode of NBC's THE BIGGEST LOSER, First Lady Michelle Obama, celebrity stylist Ken Paves and fashion expert Jeannie Mai guest star. The episode airs at 8:00 pm/ET on the NBC network. (more...)

THE MEETING* Features Lea DeLaria, Nathan Lee Graham 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre will present their newest edition on Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Stockard Channing & John Larroquette Host 2012 Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

The Drama League has announced that this year's 78th Annual Drama League Awards will be hosted by Tony Award winners Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and John Larroquette (Gore Vidal's The Best Man). The awards ceremony is set for Friday afternoon, May 18th at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) at Noon. This year's Drama League Award Nominees will be announced Tuesday morning, April 24th at Sardi's. (more...)

Denver Center's WOMEN WITH HATTITUDE Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts' popular Women with Hattitude luncheon returns for Act Seven, Thursday May 3, at 11:30am in the Seawell Grand Ballroom. More than $20,000 will be raised to support the Women's Voices Fund at the Denver Center Theatre Company, which enables the company to commission and produce plays written by women. Tickets are now on sale at www.denvercenter.org/hattitude or by calling 303.446.4815. (more...)

Cape Town Opera Announces PORGY & BESS Summer UK Tour Cast - Tsakane Maswanganyi & Xolela Sixaba Star
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Cape Town Opera returns to the UK this June & July for a tour of their acclaimed Porgy and Bess, culminating in a two week run at the London Coliseum. Tsakane Maswanganyi, who previously thrilled audiences in the title role of Carmen Jones at the Royal Festival Hall will play Bess, while Xolela Sixaba will reprise the role of Porgy having won great acclaim for his performance in 2009. (more...)

Review - A Streetcar Named Desire & Evita
by Ben Peltz - Apr 25, 2012

In every previous Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire, a white Blanche DuBois has complained that her sister Stella's white husband Stanley has “something downright bestial about him.”  She refers to him as “sub-human” and “ape-like.”  And depending on her co-star's performance, audience members might have agreed with her to some extent. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill Presents 'A Birthday Tribute To Billie Holiday,' 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

Catalina Bar & Grill will present "A Birthday Tribute To Billie Holiday" starring Billie Holiday's pianist Corky Hale and singer Freda Payne, with Special Guest, singer Tricia Tahara for One Night Only!!! The performance will be presented on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

Susan Lucci, Cynthia McFadden, et al. Join Presenter Lineup for 11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

Loreen Arbus, Founder & Chair of Women Who Care, and Edward R. Matthews, CEO of United Cerebral Palsy of New York City, today announced the 2012 Celebrity Presenter line-up for The 11th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of New York City. (more...)

Louise Pitre is MAME at Goodspeed Starting Tonight
by BWW - Apr 20, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals previously announced that Tony Award nominee Louise Pitre, known as Canada's "First Lady of musical theatre," will take on the coveted role of Mame Dennis in Mame at the Goodspeed Opera House beginning April 20th. (more...)

Louise Pitre Takes On MAME At Goodspeed Opera House 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals has announced that Tony Award nominee Louise Pitre, known as Canada's "First Lady of musical theatre," will take on the coveted role of Mame Dennis in Mame at the Goodspeed Opera House beginning April 20th. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest Star on NBC's THE BIGGEST LOSER, 4/3 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

The eagerly-anticipated BIGGEST LOSER makeover episode is here, and this season, it's bigger than ever! First Lady Michelle Obama guest stars in a two-part celebration that whisks the contestants away to the White House to reunite with their loved ones, and take part in the show's first-ever White House workout. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nickelodeon's 2012 KID'S CHOICE AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Mega-stars including Katy Perry, Tim Tebow, Taylor Lautner, Big Time Rush, Selena Gomez, Kristen Stewart, LMFAO and Justin Bieber reigned as this year's favorites, winning top honors at Nickelodeon's 25th Annual Kids' Choice Awards live telecast, Saturday, March 31, 8-9:30 p.m. (more...)

Review - The Best Man & The Mikado
by Ben Peltz - Apr 19, 2012

Remember when political conventions were fun?  When the delegates gathered into town, not to perfunctorily declare a pre-determined winner, but to debate through multiple votes, late night deals and maybe a few protest rallies to come up with a nominee? (more...)

THE MEETING* Features Lea DeLaria, Nathan Lee Graham 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre will present their newest edition on Thursday, April 19 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

BroadwayGirlNYC: Lady Gaga = Eva Peron?
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Apr 18, 2012

Ever since I saw Evita on Broadway, my brain has been ticking, reminding me, almost begging me to further explore what first occurred to me in the Marquis Theatre: that there's a fascinating resemblance between the First Lady of Argentina in the mid 1900s, and the First Lady of pop music in the 21st century: Lady Gaga. (more...)

Roger Bart Joins Cast of USA's POLITICAL ANIMALS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

Deadline.com reports that Roger Bart and Dan Futterman will appear in recurring roles on the upcoming USA network 6-episode drama series POLITICAL ANIMALS. The Washington DC-based series is written by Greg Berlanti and co-stars Sigourney Weaver and Carla Gugino. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN, HERE LIES LOVE & More Set for Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced today the final production of the 2012 Nikos Stage Season and an additional pre-season offering for the Festival's 58th, the second under Ms. Gersten's leadership. Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson (Pieces of April; WTF's The Ride Down Mount Morgan) and Bradley Cooper (Limitless; The Understudy at WTF) will return to Williamstown in The Elephant Man, written by Bernard Pomerance and directed by Scott Ellis, completing the Nikos Stage season and playing from July 25 - August 5, 2012. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Announces Cast for ALL GOOD MEN, April 29-May 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

The Finborough Theatre presents the first UK production in nearly 40 years of Trevor Griffiths' All Good Men, last seen at the Young Vic in a production by the National Theatre in 1975, and opening at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of eight Sunday and Monday evening performances on Sunday, 29 April 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Making of EVITA's Ball Gown
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2012

EVITA and Swarovski create Eva's iconic ball gown in the behind the scenes video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Michelle Obama & Disney Channel Celebrate 'Joining Forces' Initative
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden marked the first anniversary of the Joining Forces campaign with multiple events during a two-day tour that includes stops in battleground states. (more...)

Atlanta Symphony To Partner With Georgia Humanities Council For 'New Harmonies' National Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has partnered with the Georgia Humanities Council, Center for Public History at the University of West Georgia, Georgia Council for the Arts, and Georgia Department of Economic Development for the statewide tour of New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music - a Smithsonian Institution exhibit about the early traditions of American music, April 14, 2012 - November 26, 2013. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn to Star Opposite Sigourney Weaver in USA's POLITICAL ANIMALS
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2012

Oscar(R), Emmy(R), Tony(R), Golden Globe(R) and BAFTA Award winner Ellen Burstyn ('Big Love,' 'Requiem for a Dream') joins the star studded cast of USA Network's provocative original series POLITICAL ANIMALS, from Warner Horizon Television. Starring Sigourney Weaver ('Avatar'), Ciarán Hinds ('Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'), Carla Gugino ('Entourage'), James Wolk ('Shameless'), Sebastian Stan ('Gossip Girl') and Brittany Ishibashi ('The Mentalist'), the six-hour event drama from acclaimed television and film producers Greg Berlanti ('Brothers & Sisters') and Laurence Mark ('Julie & Julia' ) is slated for the network's blockbuster summer lineup. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Lady Michelle Obama Appears on THE COLBERT REPORT
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama appeared on last night's THE COLBERT REPORT to promote her Joining Forces Initiative and encourage the hiring of military veterans. This was the First Lady's second appearance on the show. Joked Colbert, 'The first time you were on my show, you were not the First Lady; now, you are. That's called the Colbert Bump.' (more...)

Deborah Cox to Star with Constantine Maroulis in JEKYLL & HYDE at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2012

Nederlander Presentations, Inc. announces that Grammy® Nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox will star as Lucy in the international musical sensation JEKYLL & HYDE that will begin a preview engagement at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, September 7 - 30, prior to returning to Broadway in April 2013 following a 25-week National Tour. The tour will launch at San Diego's Civic Theatre in San Diego, California on October 2, 2012. Cox will star alongside the previously announced Tony Award Nominee Constantine Maroulis in the title dual role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on THE COLBERT REPORT, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama will appear as a guest for a second time on THE COLBERT REPORT on Wednesday, April 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, her first appearance since entering the White House. (more...)

EVITA Cast Set to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

Ricky Martin, Elena Roger, Michael Cerveris and the cast of EVITA will perform two numbers from the show and discuss the highly-anticipated return of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's iconic musical on GOOD MORNING AMERICA on THURSDAY, APRIL 12 from 8:30-9:00 a.m. on ABC, live from Times Square. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest Star on NBC's THE BIGGEST LOSER, 4/3 & 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

The eagerly-anticipated BIGGEST LOSER makeover episode is here, and this season, it's bigger than ever! First Lady Michelle Obama guest stars in a two-part celebration that whisks the contestants away to the White House to reunite with their loved ones, and take part in the show's first-ever White House workout. (more...)

Review Roundup: Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN is Back on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 1, 2012

Gore Vidal's THE BEST MAN began previews on Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 and opened tonight, Sunday, April 1st, 2012 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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