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Cynthia Nixon, Tim Matheson to Play First Couple in TV's KILLING REAGAN
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

National Geographic Channel (NGC) announced today that veteran actor Tim Matheson (“The West Wing,” “Burn Notice,” “Animal House”) will star as the actor turned California governor turned president in the network's forthcoming two-hour scripted movie Killing Reagan (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'That's My Girl' Season Finale of SCANDAL
by - May 6, 2016

On the Season Finale of ABC's SCANDAL titled "That's My Girl", as each presidential candidate gets ready to announce their running mate, Olivia finds herself in a potentially dire situation. (more...)

UCI Drama to Present EVITA
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice Tony-winning musical Evita, their second offering in the Irvine Barclay Theatre this season. (more...)

Zenefits Commits to Hiring Veterans, Joins White House Joining Forces Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Scoop: LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL - Week of May 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL, airing for the week of Monday, May 9, 2016! (more...)

Solutionary Recognized at the White House for Its Participation in the Joining Forces Initiative; Upping the Ante on U.S. Veteran Hires Through 2021
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden, Mark Kelly and LeVar Burton Host Story Time For Elementary Schoolers
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

LOS ANGELES, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Service members and their families stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, one of the largest training bases for the U.S. Army, received a special visit today from The First Lady, Dr. Biden and Astronaut Mark Kelly. They were joined by lifelong literacy advocate LeVar Burton, the host of Reading Rainbow , for a story time event for students on-base at Thayer Elementary School. The event was part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative. Celebrating its 5 th anniversary, the initiative works to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives. (more...)

LG Joins Forces With Tech Sector To Support White House Veterans Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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Arts Alliance Luncheon to Honor James & Kay Mabie in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The fourth annual Arts Alliance Illinois Voices of a Creative State benefit luncheon will take place Friday, June 10, 2016 at Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus Dr.). The luncheon will feature a discussion highlighting the life-altering impact of the arts as a catalyst for social change, addressing urgent issues. The conversation will feature the award-winning director of the acclaimed documentary 'The Homestretch,' Kirsten Kelly, and Roque Sanchez, who was featured in the film. The event will also pay tribute to James W. and Kay Mabie, long-time supporters of a multitude of arts organizations and education institutions in Illinois, who will be presented the Citizen Advocate Award. (more...)

BWW Review: Must See STEEL MAGNOLIAS Filled With Pathos and Comedy at Allen
by Roy Berko - May 31, 2016

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is now in an extended run at the Hanna Theatre, as part of the Key Bank Broadway series. It is based on author Robert Harling's sister's 1985 death from diabetic complications following the birth of his name-sake nephew. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

EVITA, ANYTHING GOES & More Set for Broadway Palm's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 24th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2016.  (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Eartha Kitt Sings The Hard Truth in THE WILD PARTY, 2000
by Michael Dale - May 28, 2016

Making her first Broadway appearance in twenty years, the outspoken star and social activist plays a character who sees through the frivolity of youth. (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?The Kennedy Center today announced R&B singer Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds and Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. will replace Michael Buble as the headline talent for its upcoming Spring Gala, How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Due to required vocal cord surgery, Buble has withdrawn from this performance. (more...)

Brett Donahue to Portray JFK in THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT on Reelz
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

REELZ today announced that after an international talent search Brett Donahue has been cast to play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's original four-hour miniseries THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT. (more...)

Nathan's Famous Offers 5¢ Hot Dogs to Celebrate 100th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Nathan's Famous, the original American hot dog that began on Coney Island in Brooklyn, and now sells hot dogs and other products throughout the nation and around the world, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2016. As part of a series of special events and promotions in Coney Island and across the country, Nathan's will offer hot dogs for just 5 cents, the original 1916 Coney Island price, at the original Nathan's Famous store at the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues on Saturday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (limit two hot dogs per person). (more...)

NS2 Serves graduates latest class of veterans trained on SAP software
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

FDA modernizes Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a major step in making sure consumers have updated nutritional information for most packaged foods sold in the United States, that will help people make informed decisions about the foods they eat and feed their families. (more...)

Jan McArt's New Play Readings' FINDING MONA LISA to Open Next Season at Actors' Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

'That's terrific!,' says producer/actress Jan McArt, from her office at Boca Raton's Lynn University, where she's in charge of theatre development.  'I love that play!' She's responding to the news that Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre in Coral Gables has just announced it will present Michael McKeever's 'FINDING MONA LISA' as the fifth production of its 2016-17 Mainstage Season. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Adds Michael McKeever's FINDING MONA LISA to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is proud to announce Carbonell Award-winning playwright Michael McKeever's Finding Mona Lisa as the fifth production of the 2016 - 2017 Mainstage Season. Finding Mona Lisa is one of the newest plays penned by the South Florida writer, and the final selection of the company's 29th anniversary season. The show will run from July 12 - August 13, 2017. (more...)

COFFEE WITH GOLDSTAR to Feature Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Curious to learn just how the stars of Cirque du Soleil pull off those amazing physical feats on stage? This Thursday, May 5th, audiences can log on to YouTube and ask the performers questions in real time when Coffee With Goldstar returns with two stars from the popular Cirque show, KURIOS: Cabinet of Kuriosites. (more...)

Fashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." It is written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, The Women) with music by Drama Desk nominee Tom Kochan (Almost, Maine). Directed by Joe Barros , previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A New Argentina! Highlights of Caroline Bowman, Ramin Karimloo and More in Vancouver Opera's EVITA
by Stage Tube - May 2, 2016

Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA runs now through May 8, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring stars Ramin Karimloo as Che and Caroline Bowman as Eva Peron. Click below to watch highlights from the production! (more...)

Freda Payne Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/3-4
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Freda's show at Catalina Jazz Club on June 3rd & 4th will include her R&B and Jazz material there are even some surprise guests vocalist to share the stage with her and you never know who will be in the audience attending, but last time it was her dear friend Quincy Jones. For Tix catalinajazzclub.com  or 323.466.2210. (more...)

Students Across U.S. to Join Paula Abdul and More in Turnaround Arts Talent Show at the White House
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

As part of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, the First Lady will welcome students and artists from across the country to perform at the White House Turnaround Arts Talent Show on Wednesday, May 25th. (more...)

Westin Hotels & Resorts Launch 'Eat Well Menu for Kids'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

From the 5th annual Building a Healthier Future Summit hosted by The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), which works with the private sector and PHA Honorary Chair First Lady Michelle Obama to make healthier choices easier for busy parents and families, Westin Hotels & Resorts announces its continued commitment to build healthier futures for children. (more...)

City of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the Chicago City Council today  honored Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary, recognizing the organization for its invaluable artistic contributions to Chicago. Additionally, in a separate resolution, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council paid special tribute to former Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey on her two decades of transformational leadership from 1995 to 2015. (more...)

Jay Pharoah Coming to Comedy Works Larimer Square, 6/9-11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Jay Pharoah is an actor and stand-up comedian. Currently rounding up his sixth season as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Pharoah is best known for his wide array of uncanny celebrity impressions, including President Barack Obama, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, Stephen A. Smith, Kanye West and Chris Tucker, as well as his recurring character of school principal Daniel Frye. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Creede Rep's THE KID SHOW Makes Finals for National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

For the third consecutive year, Creede Repertory Theatre's innovative educational program The KID Show has been recognized as one of 50 finalists for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. (more...)

Brady Rymer to Celebrate PRESS PLAY Album at City Winery This June
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

It Might Make You Feel Good: Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could will celebrate their album Press Play with an all-ages concert at City Winery on June 12th. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it has added four new singers to its resident company, bringing the total number of members to six for the 2016-17 season. The new singers are soprano Sylvia Lee, soprano Ksenia Popova, baritone Brian James Meyer, and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey. (more...)

BWW Previews: SHOT! A WORLD PREMIERE presented by NICKEL CITY OPERA AT SHEA'S BUFFALO THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - May 16, 2016

Out of a sense of homegrown spirit and pride, Nickel City Opera enlisted the 27 time ASCAP award winning composer, Persis Vehar to set a libretto to music based on the assassination of President William McKinley at the 1901 Pan American Exposition by Polish-American dissident and self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Commissioned by Dr. Judith Wolf and written by librettist Gabrielle Vehar, 'SHOT!' dramatizes the events before, during and after President McKinley's death providing the flavor of Buffalo in 1901 including actual songs that were written about the Pan American Exposition and its' relationship to Buffalo. (more...)

Beverly Bond & More Among Honorees for 2016 Women Who Care Awards to Benefit United Cerebral Palsy of NY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 15th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of New York City UCP of NYC) was held Monday, May 9th at Cipriani 42nd Street. (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

BWW Review: Questions of Gender, Identity and Politics fill Keegan Theatre's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 12, 2016

The absurdity of political scandals, gender identity and self-expectations are fully explored in Keegan Theatre's superbly acted An American Daughter. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Bush & Jenna Bush Hager Talk New Children's Book on 'Tonight'
by - May 11, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, former First Lady Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager stopped by to chat abou the evolution of the former president's artwork and about their children's book "Our Great Big Backyard". (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Jazz Legends DUKE ELLINGTON and ELLA FITZGERALD Are Celebrated By Performing TRIPLE THREATS In Classy Style at the Friars Club
by Victoria Ordin - May 10, 2016

The spirit of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald (with a little Tito Puente) was palpable in the Milton Berle room at New York's Friars Club on April 25 for the second-annual production of Triple Threats. Broadway veterans (including Duke's granddaughter, Mercedes Ellington, who also co-produced the show) joined some of America's most accomplished jazz musicians to celebrate the April birthdays of the music greats and to honor those performers who sing, dance, and act at the highest levels. (more...)

2-Month-Old Daisy Tanner to Make Stage Debut at Lynn University in WAVE YOUR FLAG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Little Daisy Tanner will make her stage debut at Lynn University on Friday, June 10th, at 7:30 PM, when she appears opposite the First Lady of Florida Theatre, Jan McArt, in a staged reading of Tony Finstrom's new play with music, 'WAVE YOUR FLAG!'     (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Trump Card' Episode of ABC's SCANDAL
by - Apr 29, 2016

On the next episode of ABC's SCANDAL titled "Trump Card" - Olivia and Abby have to put their differences aside and work together to try and take Hollis Doyle down. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Caroline Bowman, Ramin Karimloo and More in Vancouver Opera's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Vancouver Opera's spring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA runs tomorrow, April 30, through May 8, 2016 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring stars Ramin Karimloo as Che and Caroline Bowman as Eva Peron. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama & Dr. Jill Biden to Appear on NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Next week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden will celebrate the 5th anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative. In 2011, the First Lady and Dr. Biden launched Joining Forces, a nationwide initiative that calls on all Americans – in both the public and private sectors - to rally around service members, veterans, and their families and support them through employment, education and wellness opportunities. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

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