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Tectonic Theater Project's Play About Autism UNCOMMON SENSE Set for Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture will present the New York premiere of Tectonic Theater Project's production of Uncommon Sense, a new play about living on the autism spectrum. Written by Anushka Paris-Carter and Andy Paris and directed by Andy Paris under the artistic direction of Tectonic's founder, Moises Kaufman, Uncommon Sense runs for five weeks only, October 25 to November 26, at The Sheen Center's Loreto Theatre (18 Bleecker Street, NYC). (more...)

BWW Feature: JFK CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION at Kennedy Center Pays Fitting Tribute for JFK's 100th
by Elliot Lanes - May 31, 2017

Memorial Day is a time where we remember the fallen who gave their lives for this country. This past Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, we also remembered President John F. Kennedy on the day of his birth 100 years ago. The JFK Centennial Celebration was the culminating event in a yearlong tribute to the Kennedy Center's namesake. (more...)

BWW Interview: Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON Duels It Out With HAMILTON
by Naomi Serviss - May 30, 2017

The satire, which hammers HAMILTON with love-by-parody in a zippy 70-minute show, is moving to midtown. (more...)

Original Hal Prince Staging of EVITA Announced for South Africa this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Pieter Toerien and David Ian will present a South African season of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, EVITA, in directed by Broadway legend Harold Prince. The seven-time Tony Award-winning musical charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president, Juan Peron. (more...)

Tony-Winners James Monroe Iglehart & Lillias White to Lead THE FUNKENTINE RAPTURE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

On Monday, June 19th at 7 P.M. & 9:30 P.M. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street), Tony Award-Winners James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) & Lillias White (Fela!, Netflix's "The Get Down") with Eric LeJaun Summers (Kinky Boots, Motown), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple) and Charity Angel Dawson (Waitress) bring back the funk in the concert performances of The Funkentine Rapture, Music & Lyrics by Lee Summers, Book by Lee Summers and Ben Blake. (more...)

Rachel Crow Releases Infectious New Track 'Dime'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Singer-songwriter and actress Rachel Crow releases her new dance-floor ready single “Dime” TODAY via S-Curve Records. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MOST SPECTACULARLY LAMENTABLE TRIAL OF MIZ MARTHA WASHINGTON IS POWERFUL SOCIAL COMMENTARY at Ally Theatre Company At Joe's Movement Emporium
by Isabella Basco - May 18, 2017

Ty Hallmark directs a moving ensemble with the powerful play, 'The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington.' (more...)

TBS Closes Extensive Four-Year Deal with Conan O'Brien's Team Coco
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TBS has closed a new four-year all-inclusive deal with Conan O'Brien's Team Coco that will capitalize on his linear and multiplatform success and extend the CONAN brand into additional content experiences across all screens, including digital and branded content, podcasting, mobile gaming, pay TV and live tours. (more...)

Stay After the Show at TUTS to Hear from the Cast of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents a talk back with star of FUN HOME and President of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), Kate Shindle, following the performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   (more...)

Johnny Mac Joins the Cast of Glasgow King's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The King's Theatre in Glasgow have today confirmed  further casting for this year's spectacular family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty which runs from Saturday 2 December 2017 until Sunday 7 January 2018. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

ABC Confirms SCANDAL Will Conclude Following Season 7
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

In a conference call with reporters today, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey confirmed that the long-running ABC drama SCANDAL will indeed come to an end after its seventh season. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a full list of the Helen Hayes Awards winners updating LIVE below! Named for actor Helen Hayes - a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre - the Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region and has become a hallmark recognized by theatre makers and theatre lovers far beyond Washington D.C. (more...)

EPIX Comedy GRAVES Elects new Cast Members Adam Goldberg and Spencer Grammer for Season Two
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Premium network EPIX®, an MGM company, today announced the addition of Adam Goldberg (“Fargo,” “The Jim Gaffigan Show”) and Spencer Grammer (“Greek,” “Mr. Robinson,” “Ironside”) to the second season cast of acclaimed comedy GRAVES. (more...)

The Caribbean Nights Series Presents Prima Donna and the Irie Vybz Band
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Primadonna "THE LITTLE LADY WITH THE BIG VOICE" has been singing since the tender age of 13 when she was invited to sing in a concert by a former teacher/musician's band. She was voted as best female vocalist for three consecutive years at the Annual Music Awards in SVG. She is truly the "ORIGINAL First Lady", being a very diverse and multitalented artist. (more...)

JAN MCART'S NEW PLAY READINGS Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

These are the plays that comprise the 2017-18 'Jan McArt's New Play Readings' series, to be presented at Boca Raton's Lynn University beginning Monday, October 30th. (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Ford Theatres today announced a spectacular season for Summer 2017 at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The 2017 season will open on Saturday, July 15 with a performance by famed tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and runs through Monday, October 16. (more...)

PINK COLLAR COMEDY SHOW Coming to King Center This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The worlds of stand-up comedy and drag collide when the Pink Collar Comedy Show comes to the King Center Studio Theatre! Orlando stand-up comic, Jeff Jones, brings his gang of 'gals' out for a no holds barred evening of comedy on July 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets, beginning at $30.75 (inclusive of fees), go on sale Friday, June 16 at noon. (more...)

Marisa Matthews to Play Title Role in EVITA at San Diego REP; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced final casting for the first production of its 2017/18 season, 'EVITA.' (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive Victory Dance Project's Woman of Valour Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Tony nominee Karine Plantadit will present Victory Dance Project's 'Woman of Valour Award' to Broadway legend Chita Rivera, on Thursday, June 15 at 7:30pm at the opening celebration of the company's third season, at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center (MMAC), 248 W. 60th Street. (more...)

Montague Basement Presents BEFORE LYSISTRATA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Montague Basement's fierce new take on Aristophane's Lysistrata explores the reasons why women from both sides of the political line might decide to work together in the face phenomenal political intransigence and dick measuring.  (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Goes Behind-the-Scenes Look in New Series FIRST LADIES REVEALED
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Smithsonian Channel's new series, FIRST LADIES REVEALED, examines some of the most prominent and remarkable women – trailblazers, style icons, diplomats, war heroes, and global superstars. (more...)

MHA-NYC 25th Anniversary Gala to Honor Chirlane McCray and Brandon Marshall & Michi Marshall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

MHA-NYC - Several hundred influential leaders in business, government, health, and mental health will attend the gala to honor outstanding mental health advocates. (more...)

Christian Siriano Styles Ecco Domani' Bottle for a Sophisticated Summer Look
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

NEW YORK, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio has partnered with acclaimed fashion designer Christian Siriano to create a limited-edition label for the summer season. Available in stores nationwide beginning this June, the unparalleled label styled by Christian Siriano makes Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio the season's must-have for all sipping and entertaining occasions. (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth to Receive Helen Hayes Award from The Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, the legendary actress, singer, and dancer whose extraordinary success spans theatre, television, and film, will receive the The Players Helen Hayes Award on June 19th. (more...)

Charise Castro Smith's 'El Huracán' Takes Top Prize in Arizona Theatre Company 2017 National Latino Playwriting Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

El Huracan, Charise Castro Smith's heartfelt story of capturing love and loss, is the winner of Arizona Theatre Company's 2017 National Latino Playwriting Award. (more...)

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/5 to 6/11
by BWW Staff - Jun 5, 2017

Published every Monday morning, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Honors President Abraham Lincoln at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

Ford's Theatre Society honored the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln at its Annual Gala on Sunday evening, June 4, 2017, at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street NW). For more than 40 years, the Society has hosted this bi-partisan event, which provides crucial support to the non-profit's theatrical and education programs. (more...)

Brooklyn Center Sets 2017-18 Jazz Series at LUI Brooklyn's Kumble Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College announces the 2017-18 Jazz Series at the Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn as part of its 2017-18 season, celebrating a truly American musical genre with world-class artists that represent both classics from the past and today's more innovative and ever-changing sounds. (more...)

Deer Valley Music Festival Presents Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Concertmaster Madeline Adkins will lead the Utah Symphony and perform as soloist as part of the Deer Valley Music Festival's Chamber Concert series at St. Mary's Church in Park City. This program features three early symphonies with some of the most iconic symphonic literature ever written, including selections from "Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite III" by Respighi, "Symphony No. 29" by Mozart, and "The Four Seasons" by Vivaldi. Tickets are $46 for general admission and $15 for youth (ages 8-18) and can be purchased at http://my.usuo.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=18586 (more...)

Photo Flash: Bebe Neuwirth Honored with Helen Hayes Award at The Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, the legendary actress, singer, and dancer whose extraordinary success spans theatre, television, and film, was honored with the The Players Helen Hayes Award on June 19th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Shriners Set to Arrive in Daytona Beach for their Imperial Session
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

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Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND to visit Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and Break The Floor Productions are pleased to announce additional dates in the 2017 - 2018 national tour of After The Curtain-  the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND. After The Curtain will play at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Review Roundup: Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot in EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Andrea Frierson's ME & ELLA, Valentine to the 'First Lady of Song', Set for Summer at York
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced'). (more...)

THE RECORDING ACADEMY to Honor 2017 Special Merit Awards Recipients with 'GRAMMY SALUTE TO MUSIC LEGENDS' TV Special on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Recording Academy® will honor its 2017 Special Merit Awards recipients with an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Jonathan Karrant to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial in Palm Springs and San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Song stylist Jonathan Karrant returns to the Purple Room & Martinis Above Fourth to pay tribute to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald 'Jonathan Karrant is one hip jazz vocalists, born to sing and swing with style.'  (more...)

Shaping Sound's Groundbreaking New 'After The Curtain' to Play The VETS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS have announced the 2017 - 2018 national tour of After The Curtain -- the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND --  will play The VETS in Providence on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 7:30pm. (more...)

SHAPING SOUND Comes to Worcester
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions are pleased to announce the additional dates in the 2017-2018 national tour of After the Curtain, the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's Shaping Sound. After the Curtain will play at The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Monday, January 29, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND: After The Curtain Comes to Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

TRAVIS WALL and Break The Floor ProductionS are pleased to announce additional dates in the 2017 - 2018 national tour of After The Curtain -- the new show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND.  After The Curtain will play the Aronoff Center's Procter & Gamble Hall on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 15th, 2017 - Kevin Spacey in CLARENCE DARROW and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Tonys host Kevin Spacey stars in CLARENCE DARROW in Flushing tonight! (more...)

Pinchas Zukerman Trio, Ella Fitzgerald Tribute and More on Nichols '17-18 Season
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 15, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2017-18 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series, featuring the Music Institute's renowned faculty and an array of stellar guest artists. All concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston. (more...)

Yonge-Dundas Square Announces CITY CINEMA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

A great way for Torontonians to celebrate Canada's sesquicentennial is in the heart of the city at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) while catching a fun flick with City Cinema presented by NOW. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as 'Melania Trump' on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'First Lady of the United States Melania Trump' (Broadway's Laura Benanti) opened up about her big move from New York City to Washington, D.C. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND to Bring AFTER THE CURTAIN to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Travis Wall and Break The Floor Productions have announced that their new show After The Curtain will perform at King's Theatre in Brooklyn for one show only, Friday, June 16 at 8:00 PM. After The Curtain is the second show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND and the Brooklyn engagement is part of a national tour that began in March and continues into 2018. (more...)

FUN HOME to Arrive at 5th Avenue Theatre This July; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Seattle engagement of the first National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The tour will premiere in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre July 11-30, 2017. (more...)

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