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Cynthia Nixon, Tim Matheson to Play First Couple in TV's KILLING REAGAN
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today that veteran actor Tim Matheson (“The West Wing,” “Burn Notice,” “Animal House”) will star as the actor turned California governor turned president in the network's forthcoming two-hour scripted movie Killing Reagan (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'That's My Girl' Season Finale of SCANDAL
by - May 6, 2016

On the Season Finale of ABC's SCANDAL titled "That's My Girl", as each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. (more...)

UCI Drama to Present EVITA
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice Tony-winning musical Evita, their second offering in the Irvine Barclay Theatre this season. (more...)

Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL - Week of May 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, airing for the week of Monday, May 9, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Must See STEEL MAGNOLIAS Filled With Pathos and Comedy at Allen
by Roy Berko - May 31, 2016

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is now in an extended run at the Hanna Theatre, as part of the Key Bank Broadway series. It is based on author Robert Harling's sister's 1985 death from diabetic complications following the birth of his name-sake nephew. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Eartha Kitt Sings The Hard Truth in THE WILD PARTY, 2000
by Michael Dale - May 28, 2016

Making her first Broadway appearance in twenty years, the outspoken star and social activist plays a character who sees through the frivolity of youth. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?The Kennedy Center today announced R&B singer Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds and Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. will replace Michael Buble as the headline talent for its upcoming Spring Gala, How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Due to required vocal cord surgery, Buble has withdrawn from this performance. (more...)

Brett Donahue to Portray JFK in THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT on Reelz
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

REELZ today announced that after an international talent search Brett Donahue has been cast to play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's original four-hour miniseries THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT. (more...)

Nathan's Famous Offers 5¢ Hot Dogs to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Nathan's Famous, the original American hot dog that began on Coney Island in Brooklyn, and now sells hot dogs and other products throughout the nation and around the world, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2016. As part of a series of special events and promotions in Coney Island and across the country, Nathan's will offer hot dogs for just 5 cents, the original 1916 Coney Island price, at the original Nathan's Famous store at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (limit two hot dogs per person). (more...)

NS2 Serves graduates latest class of veterans trained on SAP software
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

FDA modernizes Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the United States, that will help people make informed decisions about the foods they eat and feed their families. (more...)

Jan McArt's New Play Readings' FINDING MONA LISA to Open Next Season at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

'That's terrific!,' says producer/actress Jan McArt, from her office at Boca Raton's Lynn University, where she's in charge of theatre development.  'I love that play!' She's responding to the news that Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables has just announced it will present Michael McKeever's 'FINDING MONA LISA' as the fifth production of its 2016-17 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Adds Michael McKeever's FINDING MONA LISA to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to announce Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever's Finding Mona Lisa as the fifth production of the 2016 - 2017 Mainstage Season. Finding Mona Lisa is one of the newest plays penned by the South Florida writer, and the final selection of the company's 29th anniversary season. The show will run from July 12 - August 13, 2017. (more...)

Freda Payne Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/3-4
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Freda's show at Catalina Jazz Club on June 3rd & 4th will include her R&B and Jazz material there are even some surprise guests vocalist to share the stage with her and you never know who will be in the audience attending, but last time it was her dear friend Quincy Jones. For Tix catalinajazzclub.com  or 323.466.2210. (more...)

Students Across U.S. to Join Paula Abdul and More in Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

As part of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the First Lady will welcome students and artists from across the country to perform at the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show on Wednesday, May 25th. (more...)

Westin Hotels & Resorts Launch 'Eat Well Menu for Kids'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

From the 5th annual Building a Healthier Future Summit hosted by The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families, Westin Hotels & Resorts announces its continued commitment to build healthier futures for children. (more...)

City of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the Chicago City Council today  honored Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary, recognizing the organization for its invaluable artistic contributions to Chicago. Additionally, in a separate resolution, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council paid special tribute to former Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey on her two decades of transformational leadership from 1995 to 2015. (more...)

Jay Pharoah Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 6/9-11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. Currently rounding up his sixth season as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Creede Rep's THE KID SHOW Makes Finals for National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Creede Repertory Theatre's innovative educational program The KID Show has been recognized as one of 50 finalists for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. (more...)

Brady Rymer to Celebrate PRESS PLAY Album at City Winery This June
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

It Might Make You Feel Good: Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will celebrate their album Press Play with an all-ages concert at City Winery on June 12th. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it has added four new singers to its resident company, bringing the total number of members to six for the 2016-17 season. The new singers are soprano Sylvia Lee, soprano Ksenia Popova, baritone Brian James Meyer, and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey. (more...)

BWW Previews: SHOT! A WORLD PREMIERE presented by NICKEL CITY OPERA AT SHEA'S BUFFALO THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - May 16, 2016

Out of a sense of homegrown spirit and pride, Nickel City Opera enlisted the 27 time ASCAP award winning composer, Persis Vehar to set a libretto to music based on the assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 Pan American Exposition by Polish-American dissident and self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Commissioned by Dr. Judith Wolf and written by librettist Gabrielle Vehar, 'SHOT!' dramatizes the events before, during and after President McKinley's death providing the flavor of Buffalo in 1901 including actual songs that were written about the Pan American Exposition and its' relationship to Buffalo. (more...)

Beverly Bond & More Among Honorees for 2016 Women Who Care Awards to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy of NY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 15th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City UCP of NYC) was held Monday, May 9th at Cipriani 42nd Street. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

BWW Review: Questions of Gender, Identity and Politics fill Keegan Theatre's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 12, 2016

The absurdity of political scandals, gender identity and self-expectations are fully explored in Keegan Theatre's superbly acted An American Daughter. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Bush & Jenna Bush Hager Talk New Children's Book on 'Tonight'
by - May 11, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, former First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager stopped by to chat abou the evolution of the former president's artwork and about their children's book "Our Great Big Backyard". (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars Club
by Victoria Ordin - May 10, 2016

The spirit of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (with a little Tito Puente) was palpable in the Milton Berle room at New York's Friars Club on April 25 for the second-annual production of Triple Threats. Broadway veterans (including Duke's granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington, who also co-produced the show) joined some of America's most accomplished jazz musicians to celebrate the April birthdays of the music greats and to honor those performers who sing, dance, and act at the highest levels. (more...)

Tony Finstrom's WAVE YOUR FLAG! Set for 'Jan McArt New Play Reading Series' at Lynn University Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

'I was beginning to think it would never happen!,' says award-winning South Florida playwright Tony Finstrom.  'We first scheduled 'WAVE YOUR FLAG!' to debut at 'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' on Friday, June 10th. (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald's 'Mack the Knife: Ella In Berlin' & More to Be Reissued on Vinyl LPs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Verve/UMe is proud to announce, as part of Verve's 60 th anniversary celebration, new vinyl reissues on June 24 for two long unavailable live performance classics by a pair of jazz legends the peerless Ella Fitzgerald's Mack The Knife: Ella In Berlin and funk-master Jimmy Smith's Root Down: Jimmy Smith Live!. (more...)

SISTERHOOD OF HIP HOP Season 3 Premieres in July on Oxygen
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

 Oxygen Media's hit series “Sisterhood of Hip Hop” is back with a brand new beat for season three premiering Tuesday, July 12 at 9pm ET/PT. Executive produced by Grammy-Award winning artist T.I., the powerful docu-series returns with veterans Siya, Brianna Perry and Diamond, who welcome new femcees on the block, Audra the Rapper and Lee Mazin. In order to deal with the ups and downs that come with the rap game, the ladies receive guidance from hip hop legends MC Lyte, Irv Gotti, Tank, Trina, YoYo, Jazze Pha and more, providing support, advice, and when necessary, tough love.  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

NJPAC and Rutgers Announce Details of Annual All-Female Jazz Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The annual All-Female Jazz Residency of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), a week long, summer intensive for aspiring women jazz professionals, will take place at Rutgers-Newark this July.   (more...)

11-Week-Old Eagle 'Freedom' Fledges National Arboretum Nest Live on D.C. Eagle Cam!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

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Madison Lyric Stage Presents Evita July 14-23; Venue Moved to Guilford CT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Madison Lyric Stage, now in its fifth year of bringing professional theatrical experiences to the Shoreline, will present the musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on July 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 at the First Church of Christ Scientist, Guilford located at 49 Park Street on the historic Guilford Green.  All shows are at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by visiting www.madisonlyricstage.com or calling 203-779-5258. Tickets are also available for purchase at R.J. Julia in Madison and The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center in Guilford. (more...)

Avocados From Mexico to Launch First Breakfast Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Avocados From Mexico (AFM), the No. 1 selling avocado in the U.S., is launching its first breakfast-focused campaign, the Avocado Breakfast Club, which leverages the back-to-school timeframe to provide busy moms with easy, nutritious and balanced breakfast solutions that include avocados. AFM's participation in the eat brighter! TM movement, which focuses on the nutritional value of fresh produce, is the perfect tie-in to help drive awareness and inspire nutritious eating habits. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre to Stage Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre will be presenting one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musicals, EVITA, June 29 through July 16. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Considering New Musical Following First President & Lady of Botswana
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

With SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway and a West End bow imminent, Andrew Lloyd Webber could soon start developing his next musical. (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...)

Virginia Lee McKemie-Belt Releases A FIRST LADY OF FINANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Financial maven, Dr. Virginia Lee McKemie-Belt releases her book 'A First Lady of Finance' through Next Century Publishing, detailing her life's accomplishments in the world of finance. (more...)

Jazzercise CEO and Founder Judi Sheppard Missett to Attend First State of Women Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

On Tuesday, June 14th, Jazzercise, Inc. CEO and Founder, Judi Sheppard Missett will be attending the first ever State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. hosted by theunitedstateofwomen.org. Judi is one of 5,000 out of over 10,000 nominated leaders in today's community who have been selected to attend the gathering to accompany female icons including Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Christy Turlington and Kerry Washington. The group will convene alongside thousands of influential women in discussing important issues and action plans to continue moving forward with bridging the gap on gender inequality. Judi, who is thrilled to be in attendance with such impactful and strong women from across the globe, was chosen to attend for her role in the community for empowering and inspiring women to become business owners. 'I am delighted to be chosen to attend such a meaningful assembly with powerful women around the world, to continue to work on making an impact on opportunities for women in fitness and beyond,' states Judi. The convention features an A-list collection of organizers and supporters including President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, The White House and The White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and others. The summit aims to mark the progress made by and for women and girls both domestically and internationally, and to discuss solutions for the existing challenges that are still faced today. This important day will consist of panels and breakout sessions on topics of economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation, and leadership and civic engagement. Experts, advocates, thought leaders, activists, community leaders, and grassroots and business leaders who work in both domestic and international arenas will gather to highlight key issues affecting women and girls and best practices to carry on into the future. Scheduled for Tuesday evening, where you can view via LiveStream, FLOTUS will sit down with cultural icon Oprah Winfrey to address questions and have a conversation about the progress achieved for women throughout their lifetimes, and personal challenges they faced and overcame. About Judi Sheppard Missett Judi Sheppard Missett started the fitness revolution that became Jazzercise. Today-more than 45 years later-Jazzercise is one of the world's leading dance fitness companies. A seriously inspiring, award-winning, find-your-passion-and-live-it CEO, Judi runs Jazzercise, teaches classes, continually evolves the Jazzercise method, travels extensively as a guest presenter, writes as a featured blogger for Huffington Post, manages a 260-person corporate team and oversees more than 8,300+ franchisees teaching 32,000+ classes weekly worldwide. Together with her Jazzercise instructors, she has helped raise over $28 million for a wide range of charitable organizations. Judi's honors include Lifetime Achievement Awards from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, induction into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, the President's Award from the Women Presidents' Organization and the Committee of 200's Entrepreneurial Champion Luminary Award. (more...)

NBC's Stanley Cup Hockey Coverage Wins Thursday in Prelim Fast-Affil Ratings
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

NBC Sports coverage of Stanley Cup Finals hockey ranks #1 from 8-11 p.m. in adults 18-49 and as well as adults, men and women 18-34, men 18-49, women 18-49 (tie), adults 25-54 and men 25-54 (with upward adjustments likely in official nationals). (more...)

TONIGHT SHOW ft. President Obama Delivers Highest Thursday Metered-Market Rating in 2 Years
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The June 9 telecast of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (3.6 rating, 9 share in metered-market households, 1.3/7 in adults 18-49 in the local people meters), with guests President Barack Obama and Madonna delivered the highest Thursday rating for a regularly scheduled “Tonight (more...)

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