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The Houston Grand Opera Closes Its 2013-2014 Season with THE PASSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Houston Grand Opera capped a financially and artistically successful 2013–14 season by presenting Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger —the Polish-Jewish composer's long-suppressed Holocaust opera—to wide acclaim at New York's Park Avenue Armory as part of the Lincoln Center Festival, July 10–13. Earlier this year, HGO gave the American premiere of the work in Houston with the same cast. There was special praise for the production and performances, conducted by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. New York magazine described David Pountney's staging as “a multi-story set so vivid you can practically smell the machine oil and coal smoke,” while the Financial Times said: “The production, imported from Houston, is imposing in every way.” The New York Times called the cast “flawless,” adding: “The conductor, Patrick Summers, drew a surging, textured, richly detailed performance of this challenging score (lasting three hours) from the inspired musicians of the Houston Grand Opera.” WQXR's Operavore summed up the import of the performances: “The Passenger shows how a Holocaust opera can hold the stage while examining important, complex issues—and could certainly point the way for future composers to deal with such important but delicate subject matter.” (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Appear on The Hub's KID PRESIDENT: DECLARATION OF AWESOME, 8/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama discusses the importance of kids staying active and eating healthy every day as part of her Let's Move! Initiative in the season finale of 'Kid President: Declaration of Awesome,' (more...)

California's Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom Joins Leadership Team for 2015 Special Olympics in LA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Leadership Committee of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. (more...)

President Obama Says 2013 National Medal of Arts Honorees 'Add Texture to Our Lives'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

President Barack Obama presented the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals this afternoon, July 28, 2014, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama was also in attendance. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Celebrates 100 Performances
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

The talented cast of the Public Theater's highly acclaimed Off-Broadway environmental biomusical HERE LIES LOVE celebrated 100 performances this weekend. (more...)

Mike Colter to Return to CBS's THE GOOD WIFE
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Mike Colter, who portrayed the devilish Lemond Bishop on CBS's THE GOOD WIFE last season, will rerpise the character when the series returns this fall. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's WICKED below! (more...)

Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN's Natalie Mendoza to Star in HERE LIES LOVE in London!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Natalie Mendoza, who played 'Arachne' in Broadway's SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK during its long preview period, will step into the role of 'Imelda Marcos' in HERE LIES LOVE when it comes to London this fall at the National's Dorfman Theatre. (more...)

President Obama on ABC's SCANDAL: 'Not Something We Want to Be Living Out'
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

At a Washington DC fundraiser hosted by Scandal scribe Shonda Rhimes and star Kerry Washington last night, President Barack Obama joked about the accuracy of the hit ABC drama series. (more...)

TV One to Premiere GIRLRIENDS GETAWAY, Starring Garcelle Beauvais, 8/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Just in time for summer's end, TV One presents the network premiere of the two-hour original movie, Girlfriends' Getaway on Saturday, August 30 at 8PM/ET with an encore at 11PM/ET and at 11AM/ET on Sunday, August 31st. (more...)

Portia de Rossi to Join ABC's SCANDAL in Multi-Episode Story Arc
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

'Arrested Development' star Portia de Rossi will appear in a multi-episode story arc when the fourth season of ABC's Scandal returns this fall. (more...)

Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Debuts New Promo on Hulu
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

By special arrangement with Hulu, Off-Broadway's long-running hit iLUMINATE has created a spectacular new commercial for the on-demand streaming giant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT8ct-ABl-U&list=UUPP56EmLKcMhG4Cron9tYKg. Now in its second smash year, iLUMINATE recently put a new block of seats on sale through January 4, 2015 at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's "America's Got Talent," where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them "The Best New Act in America!" (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karl Kenzler, Duke Lafoon & More in NYMTF's CLINTON: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Former president and First Lady Bill and Hillary Clinton will be the subject of a new musical which will make its U.S. debut as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The show will be performed for one week beginning in mid-July. (more...)

John Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

President Barack Obama will present the National Medals of Arts in conjunction with the National Humanities Medals on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. ET, in an East Room ceremony at the White House. First Lady Michelle Obama will attend. The event will be live streamed at WH.gov/Live. (more...)

Off-Broadway's iLUMINATE Now On Sale into 2015 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the Off-Broadway hit iLUMINATE, now in its second smash year, today put a new block of seats on sale through January 4, 2015 at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LION KING Perform 'He Lives In You' at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

Cast members from Broadway's THE LION KING were welcomed by First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House's Kids State Dinner on July 18th. (more...)

Adelaide International Guitar Festival Hits the Right Note with Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Winter may have kicked in but the action was smoking hot at the Adelaide International Guitar Festival over the weekend. The biennial Adelaide International Guitar Festival has again struck a chord with audiences who flocked to the Adelaide Festival Centre over the past four days to celebrate the world's most popular instrument. Audiences soaked up the eclectic mix of more than 300 artists who strummed, plucked and picked their way through a long weekend of pure guitar entertainment. (more...)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Names Betsy Bender as New Director of Marketing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to welcome Betsy Bender as the new Director of Marketing. Ms. Bender comes with more than 15 years' experience in the entertainment industry, including most recently, as the Director of Marketing and Sales at BIG ARTS on Sanibel, FL. (more...)

iLUMINATE Celebrates First Anniversary at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

iLUMINATE, the Off-Broadway smash spectacle (formerly titled ARTIST OF LIGHT), celebrates its one-year anniversary tonight, July 18th at New World Stages. iLuminate wowed the nation with their groundbreaking light suits and innovative dance moves on NBC's 'America's Got Talent,' where the dance-in-the-dark sensation was selected as one of the hit show's top finalists after judge Piers Morgan called them 'The Best New Act in America!' (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of July 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of July 21, 2014! (more...)

Lifetime Announces National Sweepstakes to Promote New Thriller THE LOTTERY
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

To promote the July 20 launch of its provocative new conspiracy thriller The Lottery (#TheLottery), Lifetime has launched a national sweepstakes through which people with a July 20 birthdate are eligible to win $10,000. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LION KING Ready to Pack Up & Bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's Kids State Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The cast of Broadway's The Lion King will pack up and bring Pride Rock to D.C. for the White House's annual Kids State Dinner this Friday. In excitement, the production has shared a new image on their official Twitter page, which First Lady Michelle Obama promptly retweeted in support. Check it out below! (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Makes GRAMMY Museum Speech - Give 'Every Child' Access to the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote address at The GRAMMY Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award Luncheon today, July 16, 2014 at Club Nokia at L.A. LIVE. The event honored Southern California-based educator Sunshine Cavalluzzi and six-time GRAMMY nominee Janelle Monáe. Read some of the First Lady's remarks below! (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada & More Join Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more complete casting for Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey,original choreography by Jeffry Denman,.to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on Monday August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Oxygen to Present Advance PREACHERS OF L.A. Screenings in AMC Theatres
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Oxygen Media and AMC Theatres are giving fans an advance screening of the season two premiere of the hit docu-series 'Preachers of L.A." on Tuesday, August 12 at 7 PM exclusively at select AMC locations. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present Black Violin, 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 60th Anniversary Season on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 2pm with Black Violin. Three-time winners of Amateur Night at the Apollo, this classically trained violin duo inspires young people to get fired up about classical music with their unique fusion of classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and R&B. Recommended for ages eight and up. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

The Washington Ballet Adds 14 New Dancers, Announces Luis R. Torres as Studio Company and Trainee Ballet Master
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Washington Ballet (TWB) welcomes two new dancers from Cuba and names three dancers from the Studio Company to the performing Company. The Studio Company will also see nine new dancers from the U.S. and abroad. TWB veteran Company dancer Luis R. Torres joins the administrative staff of the organization as the Studio Company and Trainee Ballet Master. (more...)

LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK to Premiere at the Lillian Theatre in Hollywood, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Chinless Productions and Eric & Christine Kovac present the World Premiere of an unauthorized parody, LOST THE MUSICAL: WE HAVE TO GO BACK, written by Steven Christopher Parker and Steven Brandon, musical direction by DeReau K. Farrar, choreography by Heather Ashleigh Rivers and directed by Steven Brandon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Don't Cry for EVITA
by Brooke Bridenstine - Aug 25, 2014

When Evita premiered on Broadway in 1979, it sat in a similar position as it does now: in a medium known for lighter fare, it seeks to tell a fairly unusual tale. And yet, the original Broadway production won multiple Tony awards and its' popularity spurred a 2012 Broadway revival and a current national tour that recently played in Des Moines. (more...)

INTAR to Open New Season with TEACH, TEACHER, TEACHEST, 9/12-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

INTAR presents the first production of its 2014 - '15 season: Teach, Teacher, Teachest by David Koteles, directed by Daniel Irizarry, beginning September 12th and continuing through October 5th only. Opening Night is set for Thursday, September 18th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Philippine Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia Visits The Public's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at the Public Theatre played host to a very special guest over the weekend. Travelling from Washington, DC, Jose L. Cuisia, Philippine Ambassador to the U.S. and his wife, Maria Victoria caught the hit show about the life and times of Imelda Marcos and raved about it to the cast backstage after the performance. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: UK & NYC Casts of HERE LIES LOVE Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2014

The UK and New York casts of Here Lies Love, the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical at the Public Theatre, challenged each other to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The London cast, currently in rehearsal, welcomed Mr. Byrne in their video. Check them out below! (more...)

'They Say I'm the First Lady' Looks at Pastor's Wife
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

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Disney's LION KING North American Tour Celebrating Sold-Out Engagement in D.C
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The North American touring company of 'The Lion King' celebrated its success in Washington, D.C with a sold-out final performance on August 17th. (more...)

EVITA National Tour Coming to the Kennedy Center, 9/30-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Kennedy Center today announced casting for the Washington, D.C. engagement of Evita which runs in the Kennedy Center Opera House from September 30 to October 19, 2014. Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago. The press opening night is Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BOKS and ACE To Offer BOKS Trainers National Certificate For Getting Kids Physically Active
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

CANTON, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Today, BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success), announces their partnership with the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the largest provider of health and fitness certifications accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Together, BOKS and the non-profit ACE created the BOKS Kids Fitness Certificate to help advance fitness and non-fitness professionals in successful implementation and expansion of the program. BOKS, an initiative of Reebok and The Reebok Foundation, is an award-winning free before-school physical activity program aimed to get children moving in the morning and their brains ready for a day of learning. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre's 125th Anniversary Gala Set for 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Exactly 125 years from when the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University opened its doors in 1889, the National Historic Landmark, led by Board Chairman Melvin L. Katten and Executive Director Brett Batterson, celebrates its milestone 125th Anniversary with a special performance, "Living the History - 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre" on December 9, 2014. The celebratory evening, which begins with a star-studded program at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E Congress Pkwy), will include a tribute to the diverse entertainment that has been, and continues to be presented at the theatre including symphonic music, opera, Broadway musicals, rock music and dance. The performance will be immediately followed by a Gala Celebration Dinner at the Palmer House Hilton (17 E Monroe) to cap off the extraordinary night. (more...)

Ellen DeGeneres & Portia de Rossi Look Up to the Skies to Celebrate 6th Wedding Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Ellen DeGeneres wanted to celebrate her sixth wedding anniversary with her wife Portia de Rossi in a big way, and apparently, the skies were literally the limit! (more...)

Photo Flash: Joel Grey, Dule Hill, Rachel York & More Visit The Public's HERE LIES LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Summer Friday performances at 'Here Lies Love' at the Public Theatre always brings out some special VIP's and last week was no exception. Catching the hit David Byrne/Fatboy Slim musical were Joel Grey, Dule Hill, Rachel York and MSNBC's Thomas Roberts all getting together with the cast for some post show celebrating. Check out a look back below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kevin Spacey Impersonates Bill Clinton and Calls Up Hilary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

In support of Bill Clinton's upcoming 68th birthday, House of Cards' Kevin Spacey (as his House of Cards character, Frank Underwood) called up Hilary Clinton to show off his Bill Clinton impersonation. As Clinton, Spacey makes an odd birthday request of the former First Lady in this video. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Real Housewife' Countess Luann de Lesseps Visits HERE LIES LOVE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Real Housewives of New York star Countess Luann de Lesseps was on the town catching the David Byrne/Fatboy Slim hit musical Here Lies Love at the Public Theatre . She loved the show and was dancing along with the audience and leading the standing ovation at curtain call. Backstage after the show she met the cast, most of whom are her fans and fans of the Bravo reality series. Check out a look back at her visit below! (more...)

Kelly Renee Armstrong, Ricardo Frederick Evans, John Lescault & More Set for Arena Stage's OUR WAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

In a bold undertaking as part of the company's involvement with the multi-year, multi-city National Civil War Project, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has commissioned Our War, a dynamic new theatrical event and collection of short stories that explores-through diverse perspectives-the historical memory and present-day reverberations of the U.S. Civil War. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pia Zadora Visits HERE LIES LOVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Last Friday, as part of Summer Fridays at Here Lies Love, Pia Zadora stopped by to see the show and hang out with the cast on her day off from her show at the Metropolitan Room, Pia Reloaded. Check out photos of Pia with the cast below! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Star in Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more join Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and more in Transport Group's concert presentation of THE MUSIC MAN. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey, original choreography by Jeffry Denman, to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center tonight, August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Matthew Worth, Daniela Mack & More to Lead FWOpera & ALT's JFK World Premiere in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Fort Worth Opera (FWOpera) in collaboration with American Lyric Theater (ALT) announced today the star-studded cast of the highly anticipated 2016 world premiere opera JFK. Based on the final twelve hours of the 35th president's life and time spent in Fort Worth, Texas, JFK is the next major statement from the celebrated creative team of composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek, who made waves with their critically acclaimed debut opera Dog Days (2012). (more...)

Opera Australia's THE KING AND to Offer Closed Captioned Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost have announced audio described and closed captioned performances of The King and I in both Melbourne and Sydney. (more...)

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