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Exclusive: Moments in the Woods- Inside the INTO THE WOODS Original Cast Reunion at BAMExclusive: Moments in the Woods- Inside the INTO THE WOODS Original Cast Reunion at BAM
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 29, 2015

Can you believe it's been almost 28 years since the original production of Into the Woods opened on Broadway? Seems like only yesterday my mother was dragging a 6-year-old me, literally kicking and screaming, from below the marquee of the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld) to the Winter Garden Theatre where Cats was playing. (I wanted desperately to see Into the Woods, but a family 'friend' told my parents that Cats would be more appropriate for my age group. Thanks for ruining my life, lady.) In the right light, you can still to this day see my claw marks scraped along 45th Street. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Attend Opening Ceremony of 2015 Special Olympics World GamesFirst Lady Michelle Obama to Attend Opening Ceremony of 2015 Special Olympics World Games
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games (LA2015) is proud to announce Michelle Obama's attendance at the Opening Ceremony on July 25, 2015 (more...)

Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series, in association with Jacob Langfelder, is excited to announce that "Love Me: Downtown and Downunder - A Pride Celebration" will take place on the historic music stage on this Sunday, June 28 at 10:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Fabulous Fun to Pittsburgh PublicBWW Reviews: BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Fabulous Fun to Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 25, 2015

A former 'Buffy' star, a legendary superstar, a make-out on the Matterhorn- what more could you want? (more...)

Artists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis Returns This FallArtists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis Returns This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 Michael Ingersoll and Metropolis present the next season of Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis, featuring top Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars in solo concerts. (more...)

Ross Valley Players Set 2015-16 Season: ANNA IN THE TROPICS & MoreRoss Valley Players Set 2015-16 Season: ANNA IN THE TROPICS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS is pleased to announce their 2015 - 2016 season which celebrates their 86th consecutive year. Among the seven plays included in the new season is a World Premiere by Bay Area Playwright Mary Spletter, a 2008 Tony Award winner for best revival of a play, a 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner, and an Ivey Award winner about a classic tale of good vs. evil. Each year, Ross Valley Players produce diverse, professional-quality live theater that evokes, entertains and enlivens the human spirit. www.rossvalleyplayers.com (more...)

120 girls to participate in the first-ever WiSci Girls STEAM Camp, hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Rwanda, Girl Up, and Meridian International C120 girls to participate in the first-ever WiSci Girls STEAM Camp, hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Rwanda, Girl Up, and Meridian International C
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

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Tennessee Craft Week Set for 10/2-11Tennessee Craft Week Set for 10/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

This October 2-11, Tennessee Craft is celebrating our state's makers with a new tradition - Tennessee Craft Week. The public is invited to support and celebrate the craft artists of this state. (more...)

Top 20 Finalists Revealed on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCETop 20 Finalists Revealed on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe - announced the Top 10 stage finalists and Top 10 street finalists on Season 12 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater FestivalFirst Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Women's Voices Theater Festival organizers today announced that First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chair of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, which unites more than 50 professional theater companies in the nation's capital region, September through October 2015. She joins a prestigious group of theater artists and advocates on the Honorary Committee supporting the Festival's mission to celebrate the work of women in theater. Additionally, eight ancillary events sponsored by The Washington Post have been announced during the Festival, to be hosted by the seven originating theaters-Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company-along with Festival participant Theater J. (more...)

Six Teams to Battle on MTV's AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW, 7/29Six Teams to Battle on MTV's AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

MTV will heat up this summer when six all-star dance crews — including five previous champions — take to the “America's Best Dance Crew” (“ABDC”) stage to battle for dance supremacy and cement their “ABDC” legacy. (more...)

ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson on August 6, 2015. (more...)

First Lady Of We The Best Music Group Steph Lecor Releases New Single 'Saturday'First Lady Of We The Best Music Group Steph Lecor Releases New Single 'Saturday'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the new single 'Saturday' by Steph Lecor. This brand new track is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' 2015/16 Season Announced!'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' 2015/16 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

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Sam Kass Named NBC News Senior Food AnalystSam Kass Named NBC News Senior Food Analyst
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

]Sam Kass has been named Senior Food Analyst for NBC News. The announcement was made this morning on TODAY: http://on.today.com/1VN2O0d. Kass will make his first on-air appearance in this role tomorrow, Thursday, July 30 on TODAY. (more...)

Classic Party Rentals Provides 70,000 Square Feet of Tenting to Help Produce 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los AngelesClassic Party Rentals Provides 70,000 Square Feet of Tenting to Help Produce 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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Dr. Virgina Belt to Re-Release A FIRST LADY OF FINANCEDr. Virgina Belt to Re-Release A FIRST LADY OF FINANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

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Photo Coverage: President Obama Poses with the HAMILTON Cast!Photo Coverage: President Obama Poses with the HAMILTON Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The Broadway community has been a-buzz with chatter about President Obama attending Saturday's matinee of HAMILTON on Broadway, as BroadwayWorld reported. Now, we bring you more photographic proof! Below, check out a photo posted on Twitter by @Konradng of the President onstage with the full company! (more...)

Dunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDSDunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge is celebrating the Great Canadian Song Book with Canadian Legends, an incredible musical odyssey featuring over 80 anthems that inspires so much pride and awe audiences can't help but exclaim, "I didn't know THAT was Canadian!" throughout. (more...)

Obama Calls HAMILTON 'Fabulous;' Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, and More ReactObama Calls HAMILTON 'Fabulous;' Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, and More React
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2015

It's not every day that Broadway actors get to perform for the President of the United States. But the HAMILTON cast got just such a privilege on Saturday afternoon, as BroadwayWorld previously reported. Now a day later, they are still glowing. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Threatens HAMILTON Audience Members with Patti LuPoneLin-Manuel Miranda Threatens HAMILTON Audience Members with Patti LuPone
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2015

HAMILTON writer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently reprimanded rude theatregoers with the single most effective threat possible: Patti LuPone. (more...)

President Obama Attends HAMILTON Matinee Today With DaughtersPresident Obama Attends HAMILTON Matinee Today With Daughters
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

The Richard Rodgers Theatre was extra-presidential this afternoon. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and More Sing Special Trio in Anticipation of Performance for POTUSVIDEO: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and More Sing Special Trio in Anticipation of Performance for POTUS
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

When you're preparing to perform for the most important man in America, what better way to get excited than to sing? (more...)

Photo Flash: President Obama Gives HAMILTON a Standing OvationPhoto Flash: President Obama Gives HAMILTON a Standing Ovation
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

The Broadway community has been a-buzz today with chatter about President Obama attending Saturday's matinee of HAMILTON on Broadway, as BroadwayWorld reported. Now, we bring you photographic proof! Below, check out pics posted by a fellow audience member of the President applauding the show, and of Javier Muñoz bowing as 'Alexander Hamilton.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with ALADDIN at The White HouseSTAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with ALADDIN at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

Follow the cast of Disney's ALADDIN as they take a trip to The White House to performs at the 2015 Kids' State Dinner. (more...)

Remember! Remember! It's PIETER-DIRK EISH at Theatre On The Bay This NovemberRemember! Remember! It's PIETER-DIRK EISH at Theatre On The Bay This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

After sold-out seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg in earlier this year, AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH will be back at Theatre on the Bay from 2 November 2015. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Present EVITA, 8/3-4Cygnet Theatre to Present EVITA, 8/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Cygnet Theatre is pleased to announce a Concert Staged-Reading of the Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The two-night-only performance, presented on Monday, August 3rd, and Tuesday, August 4th at 7 pm at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, will feature some of San Diego's brightest musical theatre stars. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti & The Skivvies Join the Good Fight in Combating Cell Phones in the Theatre with New SongSTAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti & The Skivvies Join the Good Fight in Combating Cell Phones in the Theatre with New Song
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2015

The Skivvies and Tony winner Laura Benanti have joined the good fight against cell phone usage in the theatre with a new song, aptly titled 'Look Up.' Written by Benanti, the number 'provides musical advice to audience members tempted to use mobile devices during a performance.' (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Westerns And War Epics Head to Sony Movie Channel This AugustWesterns And War Epics Head to Sony Movie Channel This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Sony Movie Channel (SMC) presents a block of Westerns and war epics all month long in “The Recline,” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET in August. (more...)

Broadway-Bound HAMILTON Breaks $27M in Advance Ticket SalesBroadway-Bound HAMILTON Breaks $27M in Advance Ticket Sales
by Nora Dominick - Jul 13, 2015

It seems to be the biggest upcoming Broadway musical in recent years. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical, HAMILTON begins previews tonight July 13th and has already become the biggest Broadway event of the 2015/16 season.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Interviews Michelle Obama on Tonight's ShowVIDEO: Sneak Peek - SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Interviews Michelle Obama on Tonight's Show
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Below, get a sneak peek at SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's Cat Deeley's exclusive interview with Michelle Obama, airing tonight at 8/7c on Fox. (more...)

N-Y Historical Society's 'History Makers' Gala to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Biographer Ron ChernowN-Y Historical Society's 'History Makers' Gala to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Biographer Ron Chernow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

HAMILTON composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow will be honored on Monday, November 9, 2015, at the New-York Historical Society's 2015 History Makers Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)

Michelle Obama Leaves KINKY BOOTS Cast Heartfelt Letter After PerformanceMichelle Obama Leaves KINKY BOOTS Cast Heartfelt Letter After Performance
by Sally Henry - Jul 12, 2015

The Obamas said, 'YEAH!' to Broadway this weekend and 'loved every minute of it.' (more...)

Voting Begins on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, 7/13Voting Begins on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

It's the first live show of the season! The Top 20 have been chosen and now it's time for the dancers to show America they have what it takes to win. (more...)

Scoop: THE WHISPERS on ABC - Monday, July 13, 2015Scoop: THE WHISPERS on ABC - Monday, July 13, 2015
by - Jul 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE WHISPERS, airing on ABC on Monday, July 13, 2015! (more...)

Cast of ALADDIN Performs at Today's Kids White House State Dinner; Watch Live!Cast of ALADDIN Performs at Today's Kids White House State Dinner; Watch Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Cast members from the Broadway company of the hit Disney musical will be performing at the White House for the Kids' State Dinner this Friday, July 10, First Lady Michelle Obama announced. The performance will be streamed live tomorrow around 12:30 p.m. at this link: http://wh.gov/live. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN Cast Gets Standing Ovation, First Lady's Praise at the White HousePhoto Flash: ALADDIN Cast Gets Standing Ovation, First Lady's Praise at the White House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Earlier today, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed ALADDIN stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), Courtney Reed (Jasmine) and several members of the Aladdin ensemble to perform a selection of highlights from the Tony-winning hit musical at The White House Kids' State Dinner. The performance garnered a standing ovation, with the First Lady thanking the cast, calling the performance 'perfection.' She even joined in on a sing-along version of one of the show's most popular numbers, 'Friend Like Me.' Scroll down for photos from the performance! (more...)

10 Reasons Our Ten-Dollar Founding Father HAMILTON Is the Perfect Inspiration for a Hit Musical10 Reasons Our Ten-Dollar Founding Father HAMILTON Is the Perfect Inspiration for a Hit Musical
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical about American political figurehead Alexander Hamilton, opens on Broadway tonight. Countless stories on the jack-of-all-trades creator and his inspirations for the hit show have told us how Hamilton came about (nerdiest beach read ever), so now it's time to take a look at why. What is it about Hamilton that makes him a great dramatic subject? It's in the history books. (more...)

Breaking News: Caissie Levy, Mary Testa, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Lead Female Cast of LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at The PublicBreaking News: Caissie Levy, Mary Testa, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Lead Female Cast of LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed the complete casting today for the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting at The Public Theater. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, THE NETHER and More Set for Phoenix Theatre's 2015-16 Season; Tickets on Sale!ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, THE NETHER and More Set for Phoenix Theatre's 2015-16 Season; Tickets on Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The Phoenix Theatre presents its 2015-2016 season. Tickets are now on sale! (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Present NEIGHBORHOOD WEEK, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presents “Neighborhood Week,” an entire week of classical orchestral and chamber music in some of Pittsburgh's most beloved locales. Beginning on Monday, August 31, the Pittsburgh Symphony will be bringing music to the community with different events each day through Friday, September 4. All details about Neighborhood Week, including locations and ticket information, can be found at pittsburghsymphony.org/neighborhood. (more...)

Melissa Gordon's FRESH to Play UCB Chelsea This MonthMelissa Gordon's FRESH to Play UCB Chelsea This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Writer, performer, Melissa Gordon's new solo show Fresh returns to the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Chelsea on Thursday, August 13th and Monday, August 24th at 8:00 pm. The production is directed by Michael Hartney who is a member of UCB Harold Team, The Governess.  (more...)

Scoop: THE WHISPERS on ABC - Monday, August 17, 2015Scoop: THE WHISPERS on ABC - Monday, August 17, 2015
by - Aug 3, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE WHISPERS, airing on ABC on Monday, August 17, 2015! (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

Abbe Buck to Bring THE HITS OF 1926 to the Met Room, 8/28Abbe Buck to Bring THE HITS OF 1926 to the Met Room, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Abbe Buck will be taking the Metropolitan Room audience on a trip back in time singing 'The Hits of 1926' on Friday, August 28th at 9:30 PM. (more...)

BYD Zero-Emission Buses Used to Transport Athletes at 2015 World GamesBYD Zero-Emission Buses Used to Transport Athletes at 2015 World Games
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2015

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VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme SongVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme Song
by Sally Henry - Aug 2, 2015

Broadway husband and wife Will Swenson and Audra McDonald recently filmed themselves singing a seemingly random duet- the theme song from the hit '70s show LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY. Check out the fun a capella performance, made for Broadway Sleepout, below! (more...)

Scoop: THE WHISPERS on ABC - Monday, August 24, 2015Scoop: THE WHISPERS on ABC - Monday, August 24, 2015
by - Aug 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE WHISPERS, airing on ABC on Monday, August 24, 2015! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's EVITAPhoto Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Cape Rep Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season continues with the sold-out smash hit Evita. Cape Rep newcomer, Rachel O'Malley in the title role 'is mesmerizing' joined by Zal Owen as Che and A. Bryan Humphrey as Peron.  The cast includes Cape Rep company members Chelsey Jo Ristaino as the Mistress and Anthony Teixeira as Migaldi, while Lindsey Erin Agnes, Garrett Almeida, Marie Becklo, Tom Leidenfrost, Ari Lew, Hannah Matusow, Eleanor Tynan, Jonathan Tomaselli, Catie Clark, Nell Daisy Hamilton, and Abigail Ajson round out 'a vibrant ensemble cast result in a production that is simply sensational.' (more...)

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