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Scoop: TODAY 10/3 - 10/14 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 10/3 - 10/14, airing on NBC (more...)

SCAD Announces Line-Up For 2016 Savannah Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016


The Wooster Group Founder Receives 2016 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Gish Prize Trust today announced that Elizabeth LeCompte, founding member and director of the internationally acclaimed experimental theater company The Wooster Group, has been selected to receive the 23rd annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. (more...)

HAVE YOU MET MISS JONES, Starring Shirley Jones and Patrick Cassidy, Premieres in KC; Tour, NY Up Next!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Academy Award-winning film, television and theater legend Shirley Jones and her son, Broadway and television actor Patrick Cassidy, star in the world premiere of Have You Met Miss Jones, featuring stories, memories and songs from Shirley's amazing career, directed by Tony Award-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr., co-written by Shaun Cassidy and Mr. Maltby, and developed by Patrick Cassidy. (more...)

Nikki Y's 'Solid Gold' EP Out Today Via A440 Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Equal parts Ariana Grande x Ella Fitzgerald with songwriting chops and a voice well beyond her 22 years, Canadian singer-songwriter Nikki Yanofski will release her Wyclef-produced Solid Gold EP October 28th via A440 Entertainment. (more...)

Rising Houston Star Actor Kedrick Brown to Guest Star in NWA Film Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Houston Actor and former University of Houston Graduate student Kedrick Brown will Guest-star as legendary Alonzo Williams of The World Class Wrecking Cru in the new Liftime Original NWA film, Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michele premiering Saturday, October 15 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Mayor Bill de Blasio Celebrates Another Mayor at FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

What happens when mayors meet? We found out over the weekend when NYC's Mayor Bill de Blasio met another mayor... well, sort of. De Blasio attended a recent performance of Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG)'s sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello!, which just transferred to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues). Check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Emily Larger to Star in Skyline Theatre Company's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County's most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County's Fair Lawn, announces its 15th anniversary 2016-2017 season featuring both a Tony Award winning musical and play. (more...)

Harlem Quartet with Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán Perform Jazz at WSU's Schaver Recital Hall This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet teams up with Cuban piano virtuoso and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan Friday, October 21, 8 PM for a program of jazz standards plus original jazz compositions by Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.  The concert takes place at Wayne State University's Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock (between Cass & Second Avenues) on the campus of Wayne State University.  Tickets, priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students, are available online or by phone at 248-855-6070. (more...)

Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd & His Wife to Release TAKE IT ON FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Rossington - Gary Rossington, the legendary founding member and guitarist of Lynyrd Skynyrd along with his wife, Dale Krantz-Rossington, whom many call The First Lady of Southern Rock, release the heartfelt, soul-grabbing, bluesy new album Take It On Faith, November 4, 2016 on Loud & Proud Records.  (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Heralds Opening of Gate69 in Cape Town
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Brilliantly innovative, heartbreaking and wickedly funny, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the iconic rock musical, is the opening production at Gate69, Cape Town's newest theatre venue on Bree Street. The production is presented by VRG Theatrical in association with Gate69. (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert & First Lady Michelle Obama Make a Blanket Fort on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

There's a place you can go where everything you knew as a child is still true. It's called the Blanket Fort, and it's under heavy security because the First Lady is there. (more...)

Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Obama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the East Room of The White House accompanied by The First Lady. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Turn Out for Michelle Obama's 'Let Girls Learn' Initiative Event
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 20, 2016

U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by Broadway stars last night for a special event at the Jacobs Theater to raise awareness for the 'Let Girls Learn' initiative, launched by the Obamas in 2015. Check out photos below! (more...)

by TV Scoop - Sep 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 9/20 - 9/23, airing on CBS (more...)

Trent Armand Kendall's New Musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA Announces Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Beginning this September, Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall will bring his new musical LOUIS-AND-ELLA! across the country, with stops in White Plains, NY, Annapolis, MD, Dallas, TX, Manasquan, NJ, and more to be announced. (more...)

PROJECT RUNWAY Winner Christian Siriano to Headline South Walton Fashion Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW), taking place October 5th through 8th in venues throughout South Walton, Fla., announces celebrity designer Christian Siriano as a 2016 headliner and emerging designer competition judge. (more...)

BWW Review: EVITA at Kansas City
by Alan Portner - Sep 19, 2016

Mariand Torres and Mauricio Martinez soar in Lloyd Webber's Evita (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Monday, September 19, 2016
by TV Scoop - Sep 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS on Monday, September 19, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA 9/19 - 9/23 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Sep 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA 9/19 - 9/23, airing on ABC (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Eden Espinosa and Anthony Crivello Talk EVITA in New Series 'Broadway Breakfast'
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center present Evita, now running through September 18, starring Broadway diva Eden Espinosa in the title role, Anthony Crivello as Juan Peron and Ben Crawford as Che. In a new series called 'Broadway Breakfast,' Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Broadway powerhouse Eden Espinosa talk about Studio Tenn's 'Evita' and the surprise role they both played.  Check it out below! (more...)

ME AND ELLA and MARRY HARRY Slated for York's Musical Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).   (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Fall Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements byRon Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents LOUIS-AND-ELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016


Audra McDonald, Mel Brooks, & More to Receive National Medal of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

It was announced today that a number of Broadway veterans are set to be awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama later this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Waterbury Festival Playhouse Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Waterbury Festival Playhouse, central Vermont's professional theater company, presents "Steel Magnolias" by Robert Harling.  'Steel Magnolias' tells a story about the close knit relationships between six ordinary Southern women, living in a small town in Louisiana. The title suggests the main female characters can be both as delicate as the magnolia flower, and as tough as steel. (more...)

TODAY's Al Roker Interviews First Lady Michelle Obama Ahead of Final Kitchen Harvest
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

TODAY's Al Roker interviewed First Lady Michelle Obama ahead of her final White House Fall Harvest. Roker talked to Mrs. Obama about her Let's Move! initiative and the legacy of the White House Kitchen. The interview airs today, Friday, October 7 on TODAY. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare)
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 7, 2016

The Blank Theatre opens its 26th season with a new work written and directed by founding artistic director Daniel Henning that explores one of the most controversial events in U.S. history - the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. THE TRAGEDY OF JFK (as told by Wm. Shakespeare) is the result of several decades of research during which time Henning has come to be recognized as an authority on the subject. That, combined with his other great obsession - live theatre - meant it was only a matter of time before LA audiences would see a stage play based on his work. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Natalie Portman is First Lady Jackie Kennedy in New Film JACKIE
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Natalie Portman stars as First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy in the new film JACKIE, hitting select theaters on December 2nd. Check out the first trailer below! (more...)

11Alive Anchor Brenda Wood Announces 2017 Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016


Juilliard President Joseph W. Polisi to Step Down in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Joseph W. Polisi, Juilliard's sixth and longest-serving president, announced today that he will step down at the end of June 2018. (more...)

CNN Editor Pens Book, 'Bullet in the Chamber'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

BALTIMORE, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In August 2011, John DeDakis was a senior copy editor for CNN's 'The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.' On the morning of Sunday, August 21 st, John's 22-year-old son Stephen went missing. A week later Stephen's body was found slumped against the steering wheel of John's car in a quiet Washington, D.C. neighborhood next to a Neighborhood Watch sign. Cause of death: heroin intoxication. (more...)

Step Aside Mrs. Lovett! Former White House Pastry Chef Named 'Official Pie Maker' for Immersive SWEENEY TODD Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Producers of the critically acclaimed Tooting Arts Club's production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street announced today that former White House Executive Pastry Chef William 'Bill' Yosses will serve as the production's official pie maker throughout the New York run. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Oct 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 10/4 - 10/14, airing on CBS (more...)

Office of the Governor & California Museum announce the 10th class of California Hall of Fame inductees
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016


by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


Ina Garten Set for Food Channel Special SPECIAL BAREFOOT IN WASHINGTON, 11/5
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Food Network favorite Ina Garten heads back to where her career began, Washington, D.C., for an unforgettable trip that culminates in a once-in-a-lifetime visit with First Lady Michelle Obama in the one-hour special SPECIAL BAREFOOT IN WASHINGTON (more...)

350 High School Students to Unite in BATTLE OF THE BARD Shakespeare Slam
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) joins forces with Chicago Youth Shakespeare (CYS) to engage 350 high school students from 40 public, private and parochial schools across the region in the first annual Battle of the Bard (BOTB)-inaugurated as part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: Don't Cry for Cabrillo's Must See EVITA
by Don Grigware - Oct 17, 2016

Tim Rice's & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita has had a thirty-eight year international love affair with the public since it  premiered in 1978 in London and in 1979 on Broadway. The newest revival in regional theatre is currently at Cabrillo in Thousand Oaks until October 23 only. An operetta based on Eva Duarte Peron and husband Juan Peron of Argentina, the story documents the rise to power of a simple peasant girl to the rank - almost - of Vice-President of her country. I say almost because she became too ill to accept the nomination in 1951 and passed into immortality in 1952 after a seven year reign as First Lady of Argentina, which began in 1946. Evita: criminal or saint? has been the topic of books and documentaries. Eva (more...)

Jan McArt's Play Reading Series to Present A KING! A PLOT! A GUN! A SHOT! AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED (QUITE A LOT)
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

'The tale of an eighteenth century Scandinavian king may sound dull, but this bit of history feels more like something out of 'GAME OF THRONES.' (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce a diverse 2017 season at their beautiful 400-seat theatre located in Belrose on Sydney's north shore. The theatre will present dramas, comedies, music events, satire and children's theatre from a variety of arts companies and producers from around the country.  (more...)

BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New York
by Ashley Steves - Oct 13, 2016

Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album. Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring. Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra. Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience. (more...)

Broadway Palm Presents EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Broadway Palm is thrilled to present the dynamic musical EVITA playing now through November 19, 2016. This Tony® Award-Winning production is based on the unforgettable life story of Eva Peron, an activist, suffragist and adored celebrity.  (more...)

Irish Rock Act The Stunning Set for Connolly's in Times Square Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The legendary Irish band The Stunning will make its long-awaited return to the U.S. this fall at Connolly's, Club 45, Times Square, NYC on Saturday, November 5th. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns to the Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) gives three performances at the Auditorium Theatre on November 18, 19, and 20 with a program that includes System, a major new work by choreographer Francesca Harper. The work is supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts, and is inspired by the current social, political, and economic climate in the United States.System was choreographed in collaboration with Dance Theatre of Harlem dancers who used their own experiences as people of color for inspiration.  DTH Artistic Director Virginia Johnson told the Washington Post that System "addresses social justice issues in the Black Lives Matter era" and is "a very contemporary piece, but also very beautiful and uplifting.' A live string quartet performs composer John Adams' original music for the piece. (more...)

Broadway Vets Headed to D.C. for American Pops Orchestra's 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

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