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Randy Johnson to Direct ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse, 3/15Randy Johnson to Direct ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at Pasadena Playhouse, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

With the premiere of One Night With Janis Joplin at the Pasadena Playhouse on March 15, writer-director Randy Johnson brings yet another electrifying musical experience to Southern California audiences. (more...)

Brooklyn Philharmonic Announces Revised 2013 Season; Returns to BAM, June 8Brooklyn Philharmonic Announces Revised 2013 Season; Returns to BAM, June 8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

The Brooklyn Philharmonic announced today that it is returning to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) as part of a revised Spring season for the first time in three years. (more...)

Dr. Oz Kicks off iVillage's Guest Editor Series in 2013Dr. Oz Kicks off iVillage's Guest Editor Series in 2013
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

iVillage, one of the largest communities for women online, is kicking off its 2013 Guest Editor series with a special focus on weight loss and better health. The 2013 series begins with Dr. Mehmet Oz, one of America's favorite doctors, who will guest edit for the week of Feb. 4. (more...)

2013/2014 Broadway in Atlanta Season Will Feature THE BOOK OF MORMON, GHOST and More2013/2014 Broadway in Atlanta Season Will Feature THE BOOK OF MORMON, GHOST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

Theatre fans will once again have the opportunity to experience some of the most acclaimed shows offered on Broadway without leaving Atlanta. Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is set to bring another season of the hottest musicals and first-rate Broadway performances to the historic Fox Theatre. (more...)

Vaudezilla to Present BURLESQUE BANDSTAND at Stage 773, 2/16Vaudezilla to Present BURLESQUE BANDSTAND at Stage 773, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Vaudezilla Presents 'Burlesque Bandstand' on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at 10:30pm at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Ill. Tickets: $18. (more...)

Keiko Matsui Comes to Live at The RRazz, Now thru 2/2Keiko Matsui Comes to Live at The RRazz, Now thru 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Live at The RRazz, San Francisco's premier nightclub, presents the return of internationally-acclaimed Smooth Jazz / New Age Keiko Matsui from tonight, January 30 to February 2. Her most recent CD releases include The Road..., which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart, and Altair & Vega, recorded with Bob James. (more...)

Hillary Clinton to Write New MemoirHillary Clinton to Write New Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

At a 'Global Townterview' this morning, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed that she plans to write a new memoir, Buzzfeed reports. She isn't too set on the details, though. (more...)

Mindless Behavior to Release New Album This MarchMindless Behavior to Release New Album This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Teen Pop/R&B quartet Mindless Behavior announce their triumphant return with the release of their eagerly anticipated sophomore album All Around The World on March 12th via Streamline/Conjunction/Interscope Records. Beginning February 12th, fans will be able to pre-order the album online and will receive the track "All Around The World" as a bonus. (more...)

NY Couture Fashion Week to Debut 'Broadway Night' with Charity Performances, 2/16NY Couture Fashion Week to Debut 'Broadway Night' with Charity Performances, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Theater and fashion will share the spotlight for a special one-night only Broadway-themed fashion collection at this season's New York Couture Fashion Week. The collection will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at The New Yorker Hotel in Manhattan. (more...)

2013 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations Announced Today2013 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations Announced Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

theatreWashington will announce the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees today, January 28th, 2013 in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world can watch the nomination announcements live via webcast. Rebecca Sheir of WAMU's Metro Connection and WTOP's Bob Madigan will host. (more...)

EVITA Fails to Recoup Investment on BroadwayEVITA Fails to Recoup Investment on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Evita concluded its Broadway run on Saturday night, January 26, and according to Bloomberg.com the show failed to recoup its initial investment. The production, which cost $9.6 million would have had to run for 63 weeks to break even- instead it closed after 46 weeks. (more...)

2013 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced!2013 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 28, 2013

theatreWashington just announced the 29th Helen Hayes Awards nominees today, January 28th, 2013 in The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery. This year, for the first time, theatre lovers in Washington and around the world were able to watch the nomination announcements live via webcast at theatrewashington.org, Facebook, or on the Livestream. Rebecca Sheir of WAMU's Metro Connection and WTOP's Bob Madigan hosted. Scroll below for the full list of the 2013 nominees! (more...)

PBS Announces Black History Month Special ProgrammingPBS Announces Black History Month Special Programming
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

In celebration of Black History Month and as part of its year-round commitment to diverse programming, PBS today announced an on-air lineup commemorating the contributions of African Americans in music, dance, television and civil rights, providing an in-depth look at key figures and events that shaped black - and American - history. (more...)

Obama and Hilary Clinton Appear in First Joint Interview on CBS's 60 MINUTES TonightObama and Hilary Clinton Appear in First Joint Interview on CBS's 60 MINUTES Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2013

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear in their first joint interview when they speak to Steve Kroft for a 60 MINUTES interview to be broadcast tonight, Jan. 27 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

BWW Flashback: EVITA Dances Final Tango on BroadwayBWW Flashback: EVITA Dances Final Tango on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 26, 2013

A few months ago, producers Hal Luftig and Scott Sanders announced that Grammy Award-winning international pop icon Ricky Martin as Che, Olivier Award-winning Argentinean actress Elena Roger as Eva Perón and Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris as Juan Perón would play their final performance on Saturday, January 26, 2013. At that time, it was announced as well that the should would be announcing new stars and the production would be continuing its run. Later, they have revealed that the show will play its final performance on Saturday, January 26, tonight, after 26 previews and 337 regular performances. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents 8 New Works and More in Founders Festival, 1/14-27Metropolitan Playhouse Presents 8 New Works and More in Founders Festival, 1/14-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, Obie Award winner for exploring American culture through theater, hosts The Founder's Festival, the theater's eighth annual Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the lives and works of the individuals who helped to shape America. The Festival is a collection of eight new works by artists and companies from near and far taking their inspiration from the Founding Father's public and private lives. Each new work is presented four times over the festival. (Project descriptions and schedule follow.) Several evenings will be complemented by readings of salient documents. (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Hold its Third Annual Valentine's Gala, 2/11American Repertory Theater to Hold its Third Annual Valentine's Gala, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

The American Repertory Theater announced today further details for the A.R.T.'s third annual Valentine's Gala to be held at The Hotel Revere, 200 Stuart Street, Boston. (more...)

Obama and Hilary Clinton to Appear in First Joint Interview on CBS's 60 MINUTES, 1/27Obama and Hilary Clinton to Appear in First Joint Interview on CBS's 60 MINUTES, 1/27
by TV News Desk - Jan 25, 2013

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear in their first joint interview when they speak to Steve Kroft for a 60 MINUTES interview to be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 27 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret to Welcome Elaine Paige, 3/1Bay Area Cabaret to Welcome Elaine Paige, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Bay Area Cabaret presents the Bay Area concert debut of Britain's dazzling Elaine Paige. (more...)

Orff's Carmina Burana Hits the Peristyle Stage February 8 and 9, 2013, featuring the Toledo Symphony & Massive ChorusOrff's Carmina Burana Hits the Peristyle Stage February 8 and 9, 2013, featuring the Toledo Symphony & Massive Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

O fortuna! Carmina burana remains of the the most popular works of classical music ever written. On February 8 & 9 at the Peristyle, the Toledo Symphony is joined by large choruses and acclaimed soloists Philip Cutlip, Joshua Stewart, and Kathryn Lewek. (more...)

Daily Deal 1/23/13: Tracy ReeseDaily Deal 1/23/13: Tracy Reese
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

One of the First Lady's favorite designers, Tracy Reese, is being featured at Gilt.com. Tracey Reese is perfect for the modern woman. When Reese debut her collection in 1998, she showcased ultra-feminine pieces layered with intelligent nostalgia, charm and luxury - a distinctive look that the designer has since become known for. (more...)

Fashion Photo of the Day 1/22/13 - Michelle ObamaFashion Photo of the Day 1/22/13 - Michelle Obama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama finished off the Inaugural Weekend festivities attending two balls last night in a custom gown by the designer she catapulted to fame four years ago: Jason Wu. The designer responded last night on Twitter with: '#Inshock!!!' (more...)

J.Crew to Retire Malia's Coat and Michelle Obama's BeltJ.Crew to Retire Malia's Coat and Michelle Obama's Belt
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Jenna Lyons appeared on the Today Show this morning along with Thom Browne and Jason Wu, to discuss the First Lady's fashions for the weekend of inaugural festivities. Lyons told Matt Lauer that 'the lady day coat that Malia was wearing has been in our line for years, and we'll continue that, but we'll retire the color[...] just out of respect for the first family.' (more...)

Quotables from LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON , Week of 1/14Quotables from LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON , Week of 1/14
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Below, check out quotables from NBC's LATE NIGHT WITH Jimmy Fallon JANUARY 14 - 18. (more...)

First Lady Wears Reed KrakoffFirst Lady Wears Reed Krakoff
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

The inauguration festivities are in full swing in Washington D.C. and everyone has been waiting and guessing as to what the First Lady, Michelle Obama, will wear to the ball tonight. Will she wear a long gown? Short? Which of the 15-plus American designer's creation will she choose? (more...)

Fashion Photo of the Day 1/21/13 - Michelle ObamaFashion Photo of the Day 1/21/13 - Michelle Obama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama arrived in style at the church services and swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol. The First Lady wore a Thom Browne ensemble with J. Crew shoes, and Malia wore a J. Crew outfit and Sasha wore a Kate Spade coat and dress, according to a White House official. (more...)

VIDEO: President Obama and First Lady Dance to Jennifer Hudson Singing 'Let's Stay Together'VIDEO: President Obama and First Lady Dance to Jennifer Hudson Singing 'Let's Stay Together'
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama took to the dance floor at the Commander In Chief's Ball tonight, January 21, 2013, to Jennifer Hudson singing Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together.' Watch their special moment below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Wu F/W 2013/2014 Fashion ShowVIDEO: Jason Wu F/W 2013/2014 Fashion Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

Check out Jason Wu's F/W 2013 Fashion Show from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (more...)

Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming Add 2nd Show to LIZA AND ALAN Birthday Concert, 3/14Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming Add 2nd Show to LIZA AND ALAN Birthday Concert, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2013

Nightlife impresario Daniel Nardicio is bringing Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming to the Manhattan stage for the first time when the two perform live at Town Hall on Wednesday, March 13, and now Thursday, March 14 (just added!). This is a transfer of their two sold-out shows in Fire Island. The concert takes place a day after Minnelli's 67th birthday. (more...)

Tracy Reese Relaunches E-commerceTracy Reese Relaunches E-commerce
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

Tracy Reese has relaunched her e-commerce site and Karen Castellano, CEO of T.R. Designs, said, “will be our number-one door and flagship in the country in 12 to 18 months.” (more...)

Young People's Chorus at Washington Heights to Present First Concert, 2/21Young People's Chorus at Washington Heights to Present First Concert, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Young People's Chorus of New York City at Washington Heights (YPCWH), established just this past November, will give its very first concert on Thursday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Washington Heights Academy (P.S. 366) located at 202 Sherman Avenue in Manhattan. (more...)

NY Couture Fashion Week Debuts BROADWAY NIGHT Performances, 2/16NY Couture Fashion Week Debuts BROADWAY NIGHT Performances, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Theater and fashion will share the spotlight for a special one-night only Broadway-themed fashion collection and after party at this season's New York Couture Fashion Week (couturefashionweek.com). (more...)

Sundance Institute Begins 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross FoundationSundance Institute Begins 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

The Sundance Institute Theatre Program has begun the 2013 Playwrights Retreat at Ucross Foundation. The 13th annual writing colony at the 20,000-acre working cattle ranch outside of Sheridan, Wyo. takes place through February 22 and provides a supportive environment for artists to create new work and receive guidance and reactions to it at an early stage. Under the supervision of Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Theatre Program, and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the Playwrights Retreat is made possible through the generosity of Ucross Foundation. (more...)

Smith Center to Welcome EVITA, ONCE and More in 2013-14Smith Center to Welcome EVITA, ONCE and More in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts just announced the stellar lineup for the 2013-2014 Broadway Las Vegas series running August 2013 to July 2014. The upcoming season, sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores, brings many of Broadway's most beloved and famed musicals and plays to Las Vegas for the first time. (more...)

Children's Book WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS is Released in its 2nd Edition for Presidents' DayChildren's Book WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS is Released in its 2nd Edition for Presidents' Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

President Harry S Truman said, "If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog". Many of our nation's leaders would obviously concur with President Truman's wisdom. "WILSON AND THE WHITE HOUSE PUPS' which sold out of its first edition, demonstrates the importance of these precious pets to many of our 44 United States Presidents, 31 of whom had dogs during their period of residency in the White House. (more...)

Lieutenant Governor Hosts Closing Diamond Jubilee Gala; Liona Boyd to be Honoured GuestLieutenant Governor Hosts Closing Diamond Jubilee Gala; Liona Boyd to be Honoured Guest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Liona Boyd, Canada's First Lady of the Guitar, will be an honoured guest at the Lieutenant Governor's Closing Diamond Jubilee Gala on February 6 at Roy Thomson Hall. The celebrated Canadian musician will present Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medals to deserving Ontarians and perform live for the Gala's distinguished guests. (more...)

Nancy O'Dell to Host NAB Show Television LuncheonNancy O'Dell to Host NAB Show Television Luncheon
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Nancy O'Dell, Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of 'Entertainment Tonight,' will host the NAB Show Television Luncheon, held Monday, April 8 in Las Vegas. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Boom Goes the Dynamite' On the Next SCANDAL on ABCVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Boom Goes the Dynamite' On the Next SCANDAL on ABC
by - Feb 15, 2013

Below, get a sneak peek at the next episode of ABC's SCANDAL titled 'Boom Goes the Dynamite!' (more...)

Herbert Fox Productions Hosts End of NY Fashion Week Show BUILDING AN EMPIRE, 2/15Herbert Fox Productions Hosts End of NY Fashion Week Show BUILDING AN EMPIRE, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Herbert Fox Productions will present 'Building An Empire', a Haute Couture event for the end of New York Fashion Week. The event will be coordinated by Eunika Simmons and take place at The Empire Hotel Rooftop. The Empire Hotel Rooftop overlooks Lincoln Center and is the perfect environment to end Fashion Week in style and comfort. The event will feature live music, an open bar from 9pm - 10pm and a fashion show featuring designers Anna Maria La Bianca, Eunika Simmons and Tima Aw. Doors open at 9pm and the fashion show will start at 11pm. (more...)

Chris Mann to Play The Neptune, 6/21; Tickets on Sale 2/16Chris Mann to Play The Neptune, 6/21; Tickets on Sale 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2013

Chris Mann will play Friday, June 21, 2013 at 8:00pm at The Neptune. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 16 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Elaine Paige to Play Bay Area Cabaret, 3/1Elaine Paige to Play Bay Area Cabaret, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Bay Area Cabaret presents the Bay Area concert debut of Britain's dazzling Elaine Paige. Dubbed 'The First Lady of Musical Theatre,' Ms. Paige will perform an evening of the career-defining showstoppers that earned her a place among Broadway and the West End's most treasured performers. (more...)

Jay-Z Joining Justin Timberlake On 10-Week Tour?Jay-Z Joining Justin Timberlake On 10-Week Tour?
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 12, 2013

According to a speculative report in the New York Post, multi-Grammy Award-winning performer Justin Timberlake will be embarking on his new SUIT & TIE concert tour with a very, very special guest - none other than the featured performer on his #1 new single, 'Suit & Tie', rap titan Jay-Z! (more...)

Go Inside the Mind of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Alma H. Bond's JACKIE O: ON THE COUCHGo Inside the Mind of Jackie Kennedy Onassis in Alma H. Bond's JACKIE O: ON THE COUCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Jackie O: On The Couch, Inside the mind and life of Jackie Kennedy Onassis (Bancroft Press) is a fascinating, fictionalized biography by psychoanalyst and longtime student of Jackie lore, Dr. Alma H. Bond. An expert combination of meticulous research and scholarly understanding of the human mind, this read allows a secret look at Jackie - like listening and watching her privately reveal her innermost thoughts and feelings to her therapist - and gives us a glimpse into a woman whose life and very presence captivated the world. (more...)

Elaine Page Brings a Little Broadway and West End to The McCallum, 2/27Elaine Page Brings a Little Broadway and West End to The McCallum, 2/27
by David Green - Feb 12, 2013

Elaine Paige celebrates her love of jazz classics and contemporary songs in her own unique style in a one-night-only headline performance on Wednesday, February 27, at 8:00pm at McCallum Theatre. Paige is famous for her countless successes on both sides of the Atlantic, from originating the role of Grizabella in Cats to her Broadway debut in Sunset Boulevard. She is an actress, recording artist, producer and broadcaster and has made a major contribution to the modern musical which ensures her own chapter in the entertainment world and justifies the title "The First Lady of Musical Theatre". (more...)

American Repertory Theater Holds Third Annual Valentine's Gala TonightAmerican Repertory Theater Holds Third Annual Valentine's Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

The American Repertory Theater's third annual Valentine's Gala will be held at The Hotel Revere, 200 Stuart Street, Boston. Under the leadership of Dina Selkoe ofKarmaloop, 2013 Gala Chair, the A.R. T. is planning an evening of spectacle and up-close theater magic as part of the Gala tonight, February 11, 2013. (more...)

Lisa Edelstein Set for Guest Role on SCANDALLisa Edelstein Set for Guest Role on SCANDAL
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

Former HOUSE star Lisa Edelstein will seek out the help of Olivia Pope on ABC's SCANDAL, TV Line has reported. (more...)

Lynn University Hosts Jan McArt's Theatre Arts Guild Florida's NEW PLAY WORKSHOP, Beginning in JanuaryLynn University Hosts Jan McArt's Theatre Arts Guild Florida's NEW PLAY WORKSHOP, Beginning in January
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2013

This play reading series at Lynn is being expanded into a much more ambitious program, where actual workshops will be produced that give playwrights the chance to bring in a new play and work with a cast and a director for six days - rehearsing, re-writing, rehearsing, rewriting. Then, at the end of the six days, they will present their new, polished, reworked play to the public, in performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Prabal Gurung's Spring 2013 Ad CampaignPhoto Coverage: Prabal Gurung's Spring 2013 Ad Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

The radiantly beautiful Joan Smalls stars in the new Prabal Gurung Spring ad campaign which was styled by Tiina Laakkonen and photographed by Daniel Jackson. (more...)

Keiko Matsui Comes to Live at The RRazz, 1/30-2/2Keiko Matsui Comes to Live at The RRazz, 1/30-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Live at The RRazz, San Francisco's premier nightclub, presents the return of internationally-acclaimed Smooth Jazz / New Age Keiko Matsui from January 30 to February 2. Her most recent CD releases include The Road..., which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Contemporary Jazz chart, and Altair & Vega, recorded with Bob James. (more...)

Miri Ben-Ari Announces THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND TOURMiri Ben-Ari Announces THE BEAUTIFUL SOUND TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning violinist and producer, Miri Ben-Ari, launches 'The Beautiful Sound Tour' atThe Gramercy Theatre in New York on February 20th. Ben-Ari is known world-wide as a musical pioneer as every phrase of her unique sound -- a revolutionary fusion of classical, jazz, R&B and hip hop -- is a storied experience of her origins in Israel, life in New York City, and career that includes a string of honors. Miri has been named one of 25 “Remarkable Women” in 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama, an “Apollo Legend”by the famed Apollo Theatre in New York City, is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation Associations for Brazil, and is a recipient of theMLK Community Service Award by Al Sharpton's National Action Network. (more...)

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