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Netflix Debuts Key Art for INGOBERNABLE, Starring Kate Del Castillo
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

On March 24, 2017, Netflix will launch the first season of the highly-anticipated Mexican original series, INGOBERNABLE, starring Kate del Castillo. The 15 episode thriller tells the story of a Mexican Presidential family whose lives change in a matter of seconds. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Joins the Houston Symphony for Beethoven's FIDELIO, 3/31, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Houston Symphony announced today that Tony Award winner and three-time Emmy Award nominee Phylicia Rashad will join the cast of its new semi-staged, concert version of Beethoven's Fidelio, the composer's only opera, March 31 and April 2. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, March 23, 2017
by - Mar 8, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 23, 2017! (more...)

First Lady Of NYC Chirlane McCray, World Leaders, Celebrities, And Activists Launch UN Women's HeForShe Arts Week 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Film stars, world leaders, UN officials, New York City representatives and activists came together today at the world's leading performing arts campus, Lincoln Center in New York, to launch the second year of UN Women's HeForShe Arts Week - an initiative launched by UN Women's Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson in 2016 to leverage the arts for gender equality. (more...)

Aram Khachaturian International Competition Announces First Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Aram Khachaturian International Competition announces its first-ever vocal competition will take place in Yerevan, Armenia from June 4-16, 2017. Under the patronage of the First Lady of the Republic of Armenia Rita Sargsyan, the competition is open to young singers between the ages of 18-35 years of age (all voice types, except countertenor), regardless of citizenship or nationality. (more...)

Casa Mañana Announces Broadway Season 17-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

President and Executive Producer Wally Jones is thrilled to announce the 2017-2018 Broadway Season at Casa Mañana Theatre. (more...)

365-Day Collection of Devotions for Hillary Rodham Clinton is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Few people know that during the 2016 presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received a devotion every day. Over the course of those 20 months, Rev. Dr. Bill Shilladya pastoral friend of Clinton'sand a handful of other pastors provided the Democratic nominee with spiritual support to stay strong through arguably one of the more contentious elections in American history. (more...)

BWW Review: Ensemble and Direction Galvanize EVITA at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - Mar 6, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterpiece is a gorgeous-looking production. (more...)

The Music Center Brings Back a Major Holiday Tradition with All-New Production of THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

In a move sure to delight children and families, The Music Center, L.A.'s performing arts destination, announced it will bring a favorite holiday tradition back to Los Angeles with a co-commission of an all-new production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker by Miami City Ballet.  (more...)

Special Guest Stars Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly will sing in AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly join the cast of An Evening of Classic Broadway at L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, on Monday, March 20th at 8PM. The critically-acclaimed concert series from Fraser Entertainment Group showcases a new line-up with each show. Headlined by Master of Ceremonies/Music Director Brad Ellis, of Glee and Forbidden Broadway fame, and featuring cabaret artist Dianne Fraser (Part Time Diva), broadwayworld.com calls the show, "… guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment… Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board." (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Announces its 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse and Managing Director Larry Alldredge has just announced their 2017-18 season. (more...)

Jackie Evancho Will Make Cafe Carlyle Debut This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Acclaimed singer Jackie Evancho makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, April 11-22. Jackie will be the youngest artist to ever perform at Cafe Carlyle. (more...)

Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions AFTER THE CURTAIN Comes to Shea Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS are pleased to bring their second show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND, After The Curtain to Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Sunday, March 5 at 6 p.m.  For tickets($30-$75) call 1-800-745-3000, go toticketmaster.com or the Shea's Box Office.  For more information, visit www.sheas.org. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Patti Austin: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100th birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's 2002 album For Ella, including timeless standards such as 'How High the Moon,' 'Too Close for Comfort,' and 'The Man I Love.'Tickets range from $36 to $55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares Trailer for Original Series INGOBERNABLE, Starring Kate del Castillo
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

On March 24, 2017 Netflix will launch the first season of the anticipated Mexican original series, INGOBERNABLE. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERCHEF on FOX - Thursday, March 16, 2017
by - Mar 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on MASTERCHEF, airing on FOX on Thursday, March 16, 2017! (more...)

The Inaugural Cohort Of The Field Leadership Fund Hosts MOON SHINE At The National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2017

The inaugural cohort of The Field Leadership Fund announces Moon Shine, a wine reception with pop-up expressions, to be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the National Black Theatre (NBT) in its current 48th season themed In Pursuit of Black Joy. (more...)

Tchaikovsky Meets Drake At FUSE@PSO, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

 FUSE@PSO, the genre-defying concert series presented by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, returns to Heinz Hall on Wednesday, March 22 with "Tchaikovsky + Drake." (more...)

Philly Pops to Perform ELLA, LOUIS & ALL THAT JAZZ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month and to mark the centennial of Ella Fitzgerald's birth, the Philly POPS will celebrate the First Lady of Song's musical legacy with her frequent collaborator Louis Armstrong in a swinging lineup of their biggest solo hits and duets. Master jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling and R&B sensation Marva Hicks join the POPS for Ella, Louis & All That Jazz March 31-April 2, 2017 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

The Hollywood Museum to Honor the Original Blonde Bombshell: Jean Harlow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The Hollywood Museum is pleased to present "Jean Harlow: Hollywood's First Blond Bombshell," opening to the public on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, in celebration of Harlow's birthday. Born Harlean Carpenter, the Kansas City, MO native would have been 106. Producer and entrepreneur, Howard Hughes, is credited with discovering many of Hollywood's golden age leading ladies, but Harlow was his first. From vintage vixens to modern movie mavens (Monroe, Mansfield, Modonna and even Lady Gaga), have all paid homage to the great Jean Harlow, who died mysteriously at the age of 26. Max Factor, who created the "Platinum" blonde look, first unveiled it on Harlow and recreated for Marilyn Monroe - both in the Max Factor Studio's, now The Hollywood Museum. (more...)

La Chiusa & Fitzhugh's LOS OTROS Sets Special Events for Spring Run at Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

As previously announced, Everyman Theatre presents the Baltimore/DC Premiere of Los Otros, a timely new reworking of the musical from Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa (music) and Ellen Fitzhugh (book and lyrics). Los Otros is currently in rehearsal and runs from March 22 through April 23, 2017. (more...)

Obamas to Publish Books With Penguin Random House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Penguin Random House announced in a statement that they will 'publish forthcoming books by former President of the United States Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama.'  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed, but the Financial Times reported the bidding auction ranged over $60 million.  (more...)

Aimee Mann's Highly Anticipated New Album 'Mental Illness' Out 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Aimee Mann's Mental Illness, her first album in five years, will be released on March 31 via her own SuperEgo Records. (more...)

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Sitar Arts Center's Expansion
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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Richmond Jazz Society and Virginia Rep to Present ELLA AT 100 This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The Richmond Jazz Society and Virginia Repertory Theatre announce Ella at 100, April 25, 2017, 7:00 P.M. at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street. This momentous evening of jazz will celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, a Newport News native. Hundreds of events are taking place around the world to celebrate her legacy this spring. The Richmond event falls on Fitzgerald's actual birthday. (more...)

Fruits And Veggies Go Big With More Than 85 Celebrities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

FNV, a first of its kind national brand, has signed on major celebrities like Stephen and Ayesha Curry, Cam Newton, Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Kristen Bell, and Victor Cruz as the brand continues to build a fresh and bold movement behind fruits and veggies. Of the $2 billion per year spent on advertising food & beverages to youth, less than one percent is spent on healthier foods. Now, celebrities are gracing billboards, infiltrating internet radio and dominating newsfeeds to give fruits and veggies some skin in the game. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, March 16, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 16, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, March 16, 2017
by - Feb 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 16, 2017! (more...)

A WONDER IN MY SOUL World Premiere Extends at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce a one-week extension to the World Premiere, hit production of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Chay Yew, with music direction by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul will now run through March 19, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/24; THE HONEY TRAP in Boston, Glenn Close Profile, WEST SIDE STORY in Dallas and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE HONEY TRAP in Boston, Glenn Close as the latest 'Women in Theater' profile in Connecticut, WEST SIDE STORY in Dallas and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Visual Artist Shanequa Gay Presents Solo Exhibition, FAIR IS FOUL AND FOUL AIN'T FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

In celebration of Black History Month and Women's History Month, Wofford College presents a solo exhibition from nationally acclaimed, Atlanta-based artist Shanequa Gay, titled 'Fair Is Foul and Foul Ain't Fair.' (more...)

Austin Colby, MaryJoanna Grisso and More to Join American Pops Orchestra for CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with a new take on the classic tale  Cinderella: A Magical, Musical Tale on Saturday, March 11 at 2:00 PM at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational UCC, 945 G Street NW, WDC 20001). (more...)

AL ROJO VIVO CON MARIA CELESTE to Present 'Melania Trump, La Primera Dama' 2/26
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

AL ROJO VIVO CON MARÍA CELESTE presents “Melania Trump, La Primera Dama,” this Sunday, February 26 at 6PM/5C on Telemundo. (more...)

The Empress of R&B, Natasha C. Coward, to Play The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

She is known as The Empress of Real R&B. With a vocal range that cause listeners to jump to their feet in awe Natasha C. Coward's amazing voice has been compared to the likes of Patti Labelle, Yolanda Adams, Aretha Franklin and the late Whitney Houston. From the moment you listen to her, you're captivated by a voice that stimulates the mind, body and soul. Natasha C. Coward is awakening musical souls throughout the music industry with her style and grace. (more...)

BWW Review: Victory Gardens' World Premiere A WONDER IN MY SOUL Pays Loving Homage to Chicago's South Side and Female Friendship
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 22, 2017

In Kurtis Boetcher's set design for Marcus Gardley's world premiere A WONDER IN MY SOUL, the backdrop for the South Side beauty shop where the play is set prominently displays the photographs of black female icons ranging from Diana Ross to Beyonce-and all of course have fabulous hair in the photos. And as we learn in the play, Aberdeen "Birdie" Calumet (Greta Oglesby) and Bell Grand Lake's (Jacqueline Williams) fictional beauty shop has played host to a number of these famous black women over the years. But what Gardley's play does so beautifully is take the story of these specific, everyday characters and lend a universality to them. The play takes place primarily in 2008 but shows us flashbacks of young Birdie (Camille Robinson) and young Bell (Donica Lynn) as they make their way from Mississippi to settle in Chicago and start their business. Along the way, Gardley weaves a narrative that is warm and sometimes funny but also ultimately serious and touching. And as one would expect, Johnny Jamison's hair and wig design is just superb. (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Star Jaygee Macapugay, Pop Star Mark Bautista to Lead HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the star-studded cast of its highly anticipated immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. (more...)

Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation Funds 'Camperships' to Camp Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation is marking Ella's 100th birthday by funding scholarships to the 17th annual session of Camp Broadway in Atlanta, which will be held at the Rialto Center for the Arts, on Monday, June 5 to Friday, June 9, 2017. (more...)

Famous Bald Eagle Pair Mr. President & the First Lady Have Welcomed the First Egg of 2017 into Their Washington DC Nest
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Is This Camelot 2.0? on Next Episode of SCANDAL on ABC
by - Feb 17, 2017

Below, check out the promo for the next episode of SCANDAL,  airing Thursday March 9th on ABC.  (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, March 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 9, 2017! (more...)

Top 20 Junior Home Cooks Revealed on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Last night on MASTERCHEF JUNIOR, 12 young chef-testants joined eight previously announced junior home cooks to comprise this season's Top 20 finalists. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, March 9, 2017
by - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, March 9, 2017! (more...)

Albuquerque Little Theatre Announces 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Albuquerque Little Theatre has announced the details for its 88th season! See the  full lineup below: (more...)

Warren Freeman to Join The American Pops Orchestra for 'SONGS OF LOVE' at Third Thursdays Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their 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) - this Thursday, February 16 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Travis Wall's Shaping Sound presents AFTER THE CURTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS are pleased to present the second work by America's hottest dance company, TRAVIS WALL'S SHAPING SOUND. After The Curtain will begin touring March 1, 2017 in Utica, New York and will play 19 cities with a Vancouver premiere on March 25, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

WE tv to Premiere New Culinary Docu-Series HUSTLE & SOUL, 3/16
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

WE tv is serving up another side of drama during its popular Thursday night lineup; with the addition of its new culinary docu-series HUSTLE & SOUL premiering Thursday, March 16th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

60 MINUTE's Bill Whitaker Named Winner of Radio Television Digital News Foundation Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Bill Whitaker, the veteran CBS newsman and 60 MINUTES correspondent, will be honored with the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award, the Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNF) announced. Whitaker will receive the award at the RTDNF's annual First Amendment Awards dinner on March 14 in Washington, D.C. (more...)

The Elephant Theatre Company presents GOD'S WAITING ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Elephant Theatre Company presents Robert Austin Rossi's heartfelt World Premiere dramaGod's Waiting Room where prejudices collide with the past and present in issues of sexuality, religion, intolerance and love. Renowned Los Angeles theatre Director, David Fofi directs this award-winning cast. LA stage veterans Kathleen Garrett stars along with Jeremy Glazer, Mark Adair-Rios, Randy Vasquez and Charlie Pacello. (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Presents a Vocally Thrilling EVITA
by Don Grigware - Feb 13, 2017

Don't cry for Eva! Tim Rice's & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita has had a thirty-nine year international love affair with the public since it  premiered in 1978 in London and in 1979 on Broadway. The latest revival in regional theatre is currently at MTW in Long Beach. An operetta, or rock opera, with no spoken dialogue, and 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 immor (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces Deer Valley Music Festival 2017 Lineup, Includes Leslie Odom Jr. And More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its lineup for the 2017 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the five-week, 16-concert music festival, which begins on July 1, 2017 and runs through August 5, 2017. (more...)

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