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Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Folk-Rock Sextet Delta Rae Brings Winter Acoustic Tour to SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Delta Rae, the North Carolina Folk-Rock sextet is bringing their big vocals and percussion to South Orange Performing Arts Center on December 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Scholastic Announces 39 Kid Reporters Chosen for 2016-17 Scholastic News Kids Press Corps
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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9 CIRCLES Premiere, John Lithgow, John Patrick Shanley and More Slated for Sheen Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street) has announced the Spring programming of the 2016-2017 season. Featuring a varied array of thought-provoking theater, film, music, art, and discourse, The Sheen Center delves deeper into its many signature series, and for the first time will produce a mainstage theatrical production: The New York premiere of Bill Cain's acclaimed play, 9 Circles.  (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, January 26, 2017
by - Jan 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, January 26, 2017! (more...)

Works & Process to Offer a Behind-the-Scenes Look at WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim offers a behind-the-scenes look at WAR PAINT, the new musical by librettist Doug Wright, composer Scott Frankel, lyricist Michael Korie, and director Michael Greif in advance of the Broadway opening on April 6, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/6 - 1/13
by TV Scoop - Jan 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/6 - 1/13, airing on NBC (more...)

John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Transport Group has announced the cast of Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Jacob Langfelder Presents John Arthur Greene in FREEDOM A Concert Experience Celebrating Music of George Michael
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Nearly two years since its original inception, Jacob Langfelder and Broadway The Hardway will present an encore performance of I WANT YOUR WHAM! - FREEDOM, a Concert Celebrating the Music of George Michael and WHAM! on Wednesday, January 18th at 9:30pm at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). (more...)

Michelle Obama to Make Final Talk Show Appearance as First Lady on NBC's TONIGHT SHOW, 1/11
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON welcomes back Michelle Obama on Wednesday, Jan. 11 for her final talk show appearance as sitting First Lady of the United States. The visit will mark her third appearance as a guest. (more...)

Girl Scouts of the USA Celebrates 100 Years of Girl Scouts Selling Cookies
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced today the start of the 2017 cookie season, which marks the 100th year of the first known sale of cookies by Girl Scouts. A century ago, girls started participating in what would evolve into the largest entrepreneurial training program for girls in the world: the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Through the program, girls learn the essential skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances, gain self-sufficiency, and develop confidence in handling money. To commemorate this banner year for the organization and celebrate how the cookie program powers amazing experiences for Girl Scouts year-round, the highly anticipated Girl Scout S'mores cookies are now available, joining classics like Thin Mints and Trefoils/Shortbread. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Amy Jordan to Perform for First Time Since Life-Threatening Accident
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2017

Amy Jordan's training and career spans three decades of study and performances in New York, Los Angeles and Miami. She has studied classical ballet, jazz, modern dance and hip-hop with acclaimed choreographers Michael Peters, Michael Rooney, Joe Lanteri and many others. (more...)

Hawai'i Orchestra Presents Brahms Double Concerto, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Indulge in the beautiful music of Brahms as the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) proudly features two of its own musicians - Concertmaster Ignace (Iggy) Jang and Principal Cellist Mark Votapek - in the Brahms Violin and Cello Concerto in A minor (also known as the Brahms Double Concerto) under the baton of Maestra Xian Zhang at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 4 and at 4 pm on Sunday, February 5.  (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for DIRTY DANCING Event Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the mini-series 'When We Rise' and series premiere dates for the one-hour drama 'Time After Time,' half-hour comedy 'Imaginary Mary' and the event movie 'Dirty Dancing,' (more...)

Wanda Jackson, Jim Messina, Colin Hay Doc and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces the return of "Queen of Rock" Wanda Jackson, Jim Peterik with The Ides of March, a screening of the first-ever feature-length documentary film about Colin Hay, solo artist and former lead singer of Men At Work, and more. (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 1/9
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Below, check out monologue highlights from last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC (more...)

Kravis Center Kicks Off 2017 with an Amazing Array of Concerts & Shows in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in January 2017 with more than two-dozen amazing productions from a Broadway smash hit to comedy superstars, from musical legends to fascinating lectures. (more...)

Violinist Miri Ben-Ari Honors Nelson Mandela with Latest Single 'Freedom'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Grammy Award winning violinist and producer, Miri Ben-Ari delivers a musical masterpiece in her latest single 'Freedom,' honoring South Africa's first black president and renowned freedom crusader, Nelson Mandela on the third anniversary of his death. (more...)

Cinnabar Theater Presents Sharon McKnight in RED HOT MAMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Red Hot Mama - The Sophie Tucker Songbook - is the story of the First Lady of show business, the 'Last of the Red Hot Mamas', whose remarkable career spanned sixty years.  It contains the music and history of burlesque, vaudeville, Broadway and Las Vegas, in a critically acclaimed One-Woman Off-Broadway musical biography of the entertainment legend, written by and starring Tony Award Nominee Sharon McNight.   The LA Times reported, 'McNight gives the performance of a lifetime as 'The Last of the Red Hot Mamas'. (more...)

MYSO Announces 2015-16 Season Highlights at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

On Tuesday, December 6, 2016, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) held its Annual Meeting to share highlights of its 2015-16 season and to announce the newly elected Board of Directors for 2016-17. (more...)

Hawai'i Symphony Presents HOLIDAY POPS, 12/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Enjoy a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at its annual Holiday Pops concert, featuring Maestro Rob Fisher and Grammy-nominated vocalist Natalie Ai Kamauu, at 4 pm on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents 2017 American Opera Initiative Festival, 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the fifth season of its acclaimed American Opera Initiative, a comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. (more...)

Line-up Announced for Sky Terrace & Roller Jam at Meriton Festival Village
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

As the sun sets over Sydney, Sky Terrace lights up with an impressive DJ line-up playing everything from hip-hop to soul, electronica to jazz. Sydneysiders are invited to kick back with friends before or after a Festival show, enjoy the panoramic harbour views with a sunset cocktail or two or jump into Glitterbox, a truly unique installation from local contemporary art collective zin. (more...)

CBS & OWN to Present FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA SAYS FAREWELL TO THE WHITE HOUSE, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network today announced the new special First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA SAYS FAREWELL TO THE WHITE HOUSE – AN OPRAH WINFREY SPECIAL (more...)

Tickets on Sale for HERE LIES LOVE Next Spring at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Single tickets are now on sale for Seattle Rep's highly anticipated production of David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim's epic HERE LIES LOVE, running April 7-May 28, 2017. (more...)

Best-Selling Author Roger Stone to Release THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT 2016, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ From Roger Stone, a New York Times bestselling author, longtime political adviser and friend to Donald Trump, and consummate Republican strategist, comes the first in-depth examination of how Trump's campaign tapped into the national mood to deliver a stunning victory that almost no one saw coming. The book will be published by Skyhorse on January 17, 2017. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS has announced the presenters and performers for THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The event took place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 with Stephen Colbert as Host. (more...)

CBS to Broadcast KENNEDY CENTER HONORS Through 2024
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today a new agreement that will keep the annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS broadcast on CBS through 2025. (more...)

The Kennedy Center and CBS Announce New Broadcast Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

CBS and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today a new agreement that will keep the annual Kennedy Center Honors broadcast on CBS through 2025. The new deal further extends one of the longest broadcast partnerships in television history.The special has been broadcast on CBS each year since its debut in 1978. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, January 19, 2017
by - Dec 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, January 19, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Cynthia Erivo Performs 'The Impossible Dream' at KENNEDY CENTER HONORS
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Cynthia Erivo turned to Facebook this week to share video of her moving performance of MAN OF LA MANCHA's 'The Impossible Dream' from this year's KENNEDY CENTER HONORS. (more...)

Who Sang It Best? BWW Looks Back on James Corden's 2016 Carpool Karaoke!
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, BWW looks back on the memorable Carpool Karaoke videos featured on CBS's LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. (more...)

Nashville's Historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre Sold to New Owner
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - the nation's longest running and continually operating dinner theater - has been sold just as the company is nearing the completion of its 50th season of shows in Nashville. (more...)

Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Saturday, January 14, 2017
by - Dec 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Saturday, January 14, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Saturday, January 14, 2017
by - Dec 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Saturday, January 14, 2017! (more...)

Texture Announces 2016's Most-Covered Personalities
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

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BWW Review: THE MESHUGANUTCRACKER! Turns the Gindi Auditorium Upside Down
by Don Grigware - Dec 22, 2016

Looking for a different kind of entertainment this holiday season? Well, The MeshugaNutcracker!  may very well be the answer. It's a conglomeration of music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet and an original book that incorporates eight stories of Jewish culture, making them simultaneously fun and enriching. (more...)

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA SAYS FAREWELL TO THE WHITE HOUSE to Re-Broadcast 12/24
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

CBS and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network together present the special First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA SAYS FAREWELL TO THE WHITE HOUSE – AN OPRAH WINFREY SPECIAL, to be rebroadcast Saturday, Dec. 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. OWN will air the special on Wednesday, Dec. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT). (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces stage director, singer and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad as the 2017 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12noon at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Rashad joins Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro for a riveting conversation about her multifaceted career and her role as a leader in the field. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey's MICHELLE OBAMA Special on CBS Delivers Over 9 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA SAYS FAREWELL TO THE WHITE HOUSE: AN OPRAH WINFREY SPECIAL won its time period with 9.39 million viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings (more...)

VIDEO: Michelle Obama Reveals She Will Not Run for President on OPRAH Special
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In the clip below, the First Lady reveals whether she had any advice for incoming First Lady Melania Trump.  (more...)

Meet the Contestants on the Season Premiere of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, Premiering on FOX 2/9
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The kids are back for Season Five of the hit culinary competition series MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, premiering Thursday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

Charley Pride, Nina Simone & More to Be Honored with The Recording Academy's 2017 Special Merit Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Recording Academy announced its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients today. The Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Charley Pride, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Thom Bell, Mo Ostin and Ralph Peer are Trustees Award honorees; Alan Dower Blumlein is the Technical GRAMMY Award recipient. (more...)

BWW Interview: FUN HOME's Kate Shindle
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 18, 2016

FUN HOME and Kate Shindle have more than a couple things in common. A lengthy conversation with her in Minneapolis and the show both provide a lot of food for thought. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative to Present a ROMEO AND JULIET Inspired by the 2016 Election Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2016

A billionaire businessman runs against a former First Lady and Secretary of State for President. The battle is heated, divisive, and induces the country's political upheaval. The four children of the businessman stand to inherit a dynasty if they follow their father's orders. The only daughter of the former First Lady must face the scrutiny of the public eye. This is the world of Capulet versus Montague in Slipstream's spin on Shakespeare's iconic Romeo and Juliet. The youngest daughter of the Capulet clan and the only daughter of the Montague family are the star-crossed lovers in this version, and they will stop at nothing to be together. (more...)

Broadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lyric Opera announced today that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Jessie Mueller and gospel and R&B sensation Michelle Williams will join the line-up of performers slated for the Chicago Voices Gala Concert, a special, one-night-only concert on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Headed Off-Broadway in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank will present the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

White Cherry Will Be Long-Term Producer of Annual Kennedy Center Honors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Kennedy Center Chairman David M. Rubenstein and President Deborah F. Rutter announced today that Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment have entered into a long-term agreement to continue producing the annual Kennedy Center Honors. (more...)

Myra Nourmand Rejoins the Exclusive Haute Living Real Estate Network
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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