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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...)

World Café Live Philadelphia Presents RetroLove 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Just in time for Valentine's Day, World Cafe Live presents RetroLove, an all-original evening of poetry, songs, stories and jazz that capture sweet and sexy reminiscences of relationships before the Internet. (more...)

Trump Administration Poised To Tackle Children's Online Safety
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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Celebrity Chef Richard Ingraham Serves Up The 'Taste of Now' To The African American Community
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Cooks all across the country are making flavor happen, and it's all thanks to pork. Pork is the protein for every day, perfect to indulge with and prepare some mouthwatering recipes. That is why the National Pork Board (NPB) has teamed up with celebrity chef Richard Ingraham, responsible for the flavorful, well-balanced diets and meal planning of celebrities including NBA and NFL superstar athletes. Ingraham will bring to life 'The Taste of Now' campaign, aimed at creating awareness of pork's unmatched flavor and now value. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Hardball' Episode of SCANDAL on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

On the next episode of SCANDAL on ABC titled 'Hardball', after a tight race and shocking conclusion to the election, flashbacks reveal what happened on the campaign trail and just how far Olivia was willing to go to win. (more...)

Dee Roscioli to Play Leading Role in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Broadway actress Dee Roscioli will star at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival this summer in the season opener, Evita. (more...)

Circle Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for David Ives' VENUS IN FUR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Circle Theatre is proud to announce the full cast/creative team for David Ives' dark comedy Venus in Fur, directed by Charlotte Drover, February 18 - March 19 at The Heartland Studio in Rogers Park, 7016 N. Glenwood Ave. Previews areSaturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Press are invited to attend Monday, Feb. 20 or Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Industry Nights are Mondays: February 27, March 6 and March 13 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 and available at CircleTheatreChicago.org. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, February 9, 2017
by - Jan 24, 2017

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

Just In Time for Valentine's Day, Musical Theatre West Brings EVITA to the Carpenter Center 2/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical masterpiece Evita at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 10-26.  The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical captivated audiences with Eva Peron's passionate and unforgettable true story of her meteoric rise to become Argentina's champion of the poor and most influential First Lady.  Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org, by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or at the MTW Ticket Office.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

The Actors' Gang Welcomes Two New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins, Executive Director Simon Hannah, and chair of the Board, Collette Brooks proudly announce the addition of two new members to The Actors' Gang Board of Directors since January 2017. The newly elected board members are Billie C. Greer and Malissa Feruzzi Shriver. (more...)

'The Underground Railroad,' 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' Receive 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The American Library Association selects 'The Underground Railroad,' by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' by Matthew Desmond, published by Crown, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The selections were announced this evening during the RUSA Book and Media Awards Ceremony and Reception that are part of the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center, in Atlanta, Georgia from Jan. 20 24. (more...)

Broadway's Grasan Kingsberry and Betsy Struxness to Join Greenwich Village Orchestra for Spring Pops Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

On May 7, 2017, at 3:00PM, the Greenwich Village Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Barbara Yahr, will close its 30th anniversary season at Washington Irving Campus Auditorium (at 17th St. and Irving Place) with a pops concert, Broadway Downtown, featuring performances by guest artists and Broadway stars Grasan Kingsberry (The Color Purple, Motown The Musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Aida) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Matilda, Memphis, Wicked). (more...)

Vision Latino Theatre Company to Launch Second Season with JUST LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vision Latino Theatre Company (VLTC) kicks off their Second Season with Karen Zacarias, Just Like Us. Performance of Just Like Us will be held at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W Chicago Ave.). (more...)

Fifth Season of Netflix's HOUSE OF CARDS to Premiere This May
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Netflix turned to Twitter today to announce that the fifth season of HOUSE OF CARDS will be premiering on May 30, 2017. Check out the post below (more...)

Marcus Gardley's A WONDER IN MY SOUL to Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of A Wonder In My Soul, written by ensemble playwright Marcus Gardley and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew, with original music by Jaret Landon. A Wonder In My Soul runs February 10 - March 12, 2017, with the press performance on Friday, February 17, 2017, at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

ABC to Launch Six-Part Video Series SCANDAL: GLADIATOR WANTED
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

In anticipation of the upcoming season premiere of "Scandal," ABC is launching a six-part digital series,SCANDAL: GLADIATOR WANTED, produced by Shondaland and ABC Studios. (more...)

ABC News Announces Coverage of Donald Trump Inauguration Beginning Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

ABC News announced today special coverage of the 2017 Inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, beginning today, January 19, on ABC. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Delivering Best Season-to-Date Viewership in At Least 29 Years
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the nation's #1 Sunday morning news program, is delivering its best season-to-date audience levels in at least 29 years, according to Nielsen most current ratings. (more...)

TONIGHT SHOW and LATE NIGHT Take the Week of 1/9-13 in Every Key Measure
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and “Late Night with Seth Meyers” have won the week of Jan. 9-13, beating their ABC and CBS time-period rivals in every key measure – adults, men and women 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54, plus total viewers -- according to “live plus same day” ratings results from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 1/17
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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

Luke Frazier and The American Pops Return with THIRD THURSDAYS Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 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, January 19 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

Judy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Everyman Theatre has cast Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez for its upcoming spring production of Los Otros. (more...)

LiveConnections Celebrates Black History Month With Innovative Partnerships
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

LiveConnections, Philadelphia's collaborative music-making nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live, is hosting a series of unique and innovative programs throughout the month of February that celebrate Black History Month through education programs, live performance, and more. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/10 - 1/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Below, check out quotables from 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON from January 10 - January 13. (more...)

Aimee Mann to Celebrate New Album MENTAL ILLNESS at Boulder Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Aimee Mann and Jonathan Coulton will play the Boulder Theater on Friday, May 5, 2017. Doors:  7:00 pm | Show:  8:00 pm. Aimee Mann's Mental Illness, her first album in five years, will be released on March 31 via her own SuperEgo Records. (more...)

New Exhibit Marks Ella Fitzgerald Centennial
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The rich musical legacy of vocalist Ella Fitzgerald is the focus of a new installation in the Great American Songbook Foundation's Exhibit Gallery at the Palladium. (more...)

BWW Review: The Coup Stumbles at WNO's THE DICTATOR'S WIFE
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 16, 2017

The Dictator's Wife stumbles like a badly engineered coup with the fault lying solely with the opera's librettist Mohammed Hanif. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents Valerie Perri in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Star of stage, screen, and television, Valerie Perri continues to dazzle audiences with starring turns in Los Angeles' first run of Evita, Musical Theatre West's Sunset Blvd., and most recently, 3D Theatricals Hello, Dolly!  (more...)

BET Networks Bids Farewell to Obamas with Special Tributes Throughout the Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

On November 4, 2008, the nation elected its first African-American president; an historic first celebrated around the world. During his two terms in office, on the world stage, Barack Obama worked to fulfill the promise so many of his supporters saw in him. (more...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, February 2, 2017
by - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on SCANDAL, airing on ABC on Thursday, February 2, 2017! (more...)

TONIGHT SHOW Featuring Michelle Obama Delivers 4 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Wednesday's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON with guest First Lady Michelle Obama and musical guest Stevie Wonder, has generated “Tonight's” most-watched Wednesday telecast in 14 months (more...)

Paul Anka to Sing Customized Version of 'My Way' at Trump Inauguration
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 12, 2017

Paul Anka will sing a special version of his iconic song 'My Way' at the Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20th. (more...)

VIDEO: Michelle Obama Makes Final Late Night Appearance - Watch All the Clips!
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On last  night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy teamed up with First Lady Michelle Obama against Dave Chappelle and Jerry Seinfeld for a game of Catchphrase. Watch all the clips from Michelle Obama's appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Stevie Wonder Performs Medley of Classics for First Lady Michelle Obama on TONIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Stevie Wonder performed a special medley of 'Isn't She Lovely' and 'My Cherie Amour' for First Lady Michelle Obama. (more...)

NBC's TONIGHT SHOW, with Guest Michelle Obama, Scores 10-Month High
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

NBC's TONIGHT SHOW, with guest First Lady Michelle Obama, scored a 10-month high for a Wednesday telecast in metered-market households. (more...)

Emmy Winner Travis Wall Brings New Show to Bay Area 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TRAVIS WALL. the Emmy Award winning choreographer ('So You Think You Can Dance') and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS have announced national tour dates for the second show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND After The Curtain.  This groundbreaking live performance will come to the Bay Area for one appearance only: 7:30pm,March 22, at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd. Tickets ($39 - $79) are available at www.SanJoseTheaters.orgor (408) 792-4111. Additional information on the show can be found at www.ShapingSoundCo.com. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Transport Group's Starry 'EVENING WITH MARY-MITCHELL CAMPBELL' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Single performance-only tickets are now on sale for Transport Group's benefit, featuring performances from multiple-time Tony, Emmy, and Drama Desk Award nominees Kristin Chenoweth, Jonathan Groff, Titus Burgess, Debra Monk, Sierra Boggess and her sister, Summer Boggess, and Raul Esparza. (more...)

NBC's CHICAGO P.D. & SVU Lock Up Their Top Wednesday Audiences Since Premiere Week
by TV News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

“Chicago P.D.” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): Equals its best Wednesday 18-49 rating since the show's Sept. 21 season premiere (1.6) and locks up its most-watched Wednesday episode since that same Sept. 21 season debut (6.9 million). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All-New Sneak Peek at New FOX Series 24: LEGACY
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

After the Super Bowl, the clock resets. Rebecca intends to mobilize special agent, Tony Almeida in the all-new FOX series, 24: LEGACY.  Watch an all-new sneak peek that just debuted at TCA. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/11 - 1/17 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jan 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/11 - 1/17, airing on NBC (more...)

Social: The Broadway Community Bids Farewell to President Barack Obama
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 11, 2017

Tonight. the nation took the first in a series of long and sad steps in acknowledging the forthcoming departure of President Barack Obama. As the current Commander in Chief took to the stage to deliver his farewell address, Twitter exploded with messages of admiration, sorrow, and solidarity for the man and his administration. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Says Goodbye to Obama with 'One Last Time' White House Performance
by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2017

Last night, the nation took the first steps in acknowledging the departure of President Barack Obama. As the current Commander in Chief took to the stage to deliver his farewell address, Twitter exploded with messages of admiration, sorrow, and solidarity for the man and his administration. BroadwayWorld collected the Broadway community's response HERE, and today Hamilton posted throwback footage of their 'One Last Time' performance at the White House as their own farewell. (more...)

Time Travel Adventure THE HISTORY MYSTERY to Play TADA! This Winter
by BroadwayWorld JR - Jan 11, 2017

Opening on Inauguration Day and closing on President's Day, TADA!'s winter original musical is starting a very important conversation with family audiences. Originally written in 1995, The History Mystery book was rewritten after the 2016 election. The History Mystery touches on women's rights, civil rights, and freedoms this country was founded on. (more...)

Brooklyn Center to Welcome Haitian Singer-Songwriter Emeline Michel This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 8pm with Haitian singer-songwriter and Red Cross Ambassador Emeline Michel. (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...)

Scoop: SCANDAL on ABC - Thursday, January 19, 2017
by - Jan 10, 2017

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

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