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Anneliese Van Der Pol and Jeanna De Waal to Lead COOKIES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Anneliese Van Der Pol* ('That's So Raven'), Jeanna De Waal* (Kinky Boots, American Idiot), Brynn Williams* (13, Bye Bye Birdie), and Trent Armand Kendall* (Into The Woods, Bat Boy) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming reading of COOKIES, a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Michael Shapiro and David Christensen. (more...)

Scoop: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on THE CW - Thursday, July 21, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, airing on THE CW on Thursday, July 21, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: ZOO on CBS - Tuesday, July 12, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on ZOO, airing on CBS on Tuesday, July 12, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacqueline Sydney Discusses Her Unique Role in A FUNNY THING..., The Phenomenal Cast and Much More
by Nora Dominick - Jun 30, 2016

Before closing night on Sunday, Jacqueline Sydney sat down with BroadwayWorld to chat about her unique role, the phenomenal cast assembled on stage and everything she will miss about performing A FUNNY THING... night after night.  (more...)

HOLIDAY INN Finds Its Broadway Cast; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Universal Stage Productions, just announced complete casting for the first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nomineeMegan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof. With music and lyrics byIrving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film,Holiday Inn. (more...)

MusicalFare Adds MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

MusicalFare is very proud to announce its 2016-2017 Subscription Season of Musicals: A Season of Personalities. Between them, our five shows have won 9 Tony Awards!  The season begins with the classic American musical, GYPSY followed by the Regional Premier of TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, and the Duke Ellington revue, SOPHISTICATED LADIES.  The season concludes with the smash-hit, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and the World Premiere Musical, PRETTY/FUNNY.    Plus, patrons can enjoy all of this along with upcoming performances in our Premier Center Cabaret. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of AVENUE Q Marches in NYC Pride Parade!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

AVENUE Q celebrated NYC pride weekend on Sunday when puppet stars Rod and Lucy took to the streets of New York City on board the Impulse Group NYC Pride Parade Float. Just 3 days after he renewed his vows with Ricky, Rod took Lucy to enjoy a fun filled day away from the New World Stages, where Avenue Q performs 8 times a week. Check out photos below! (more...)

Shakespeare in Clark Park's THE TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA to Run 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Smitten lovers, Crab the Dog and swing dancers collide in this year's Shakespeare in Clark Park (SCP) production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona. The classic romantic comedy is being brought to life by Kathryn MacMillan (Lantern Theater Company) and will once again showcase SCP's unique blend of classic storytelling and community engagement. The Two Gentlemen of Verona opens under the stars in 'the Bowl' of Clark Park on July 27 and runs through July 31. All performances are at 7 p.m. (more...)

Benefit Concert, Hosted by Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara, Raises $36,000 for Autism Speaks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The evening, hosted by Tony-award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, was a celebration of how profoundly the arts can impact all students, and students on the Autism Spectrum in particular. (more...)

Carrollwood Players to Present NO SEX PLEASE, WE'RE BRITISH, 7/12-8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Opening Friday, July 12 at Carrollwood Players Theatre is No Sex Please, We're British, a full-blown madcap farce that contains a little bit of history, as well. (more...)

Video Look Back: HAIRSPRAY LIVE Marks Ariana Grande's Return to Musical Theater Roots!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2016

Although she has gone on to achieve international fame as a pop star, the award-winning singer has never forgotten her musical theater roots. (more...)

Lucie Pohl Returning to East to Edinburgh Series at 59E59 Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

New York Innovative Theater Award nominee and comedian Lucie Pohl is back for her third year at the East to Edinburgh Series at 59E59 Theatres after two consecutive, sold out runs in 2014 and 2015. Her hilarious new hour fuses stand up, storytelling and characters. The show, 'Apohlcalypse Now!', is a comedy of terrors about the colossal disasters in Lucie's past year, taking the audience on a roller coaster filled with bad decisions, a wedding, a break up, a broken heart, an affair with a motorcycle riding Turk who doesn't speak English, dead rats and wake up calls from Stephen Baldwin. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company and Israeli Stage to Present OH GOD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) and Israeli Stage are proud to partner in presenting the Regional Premiere of Oh God by Anat Gov at the historic Town Hall,15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from July 14 through July 24, 2016. (more...)

Hulu Announces Cross-Country 'Summer Road Trip' featuring Free Fan Screenings
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Hulu announced today that it will embark on a cross-country 'Hulu Summer Road Trip,' offering local fans the opportunity to attend free outdoor screenings of iconic television and movies, currently offered on the Hulu platform. (more...)

At&T Audience Network Greenlights Third Season of KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

AT&T AUDIENCE Network(R) has picked up a 3rd season of the hit show 'KINGDOM.' This follows a successful 2nd season of the critically acclaimed drama series. (more...)

Scoop: PEOPLE'S LIST on ABC - Today, July 9, 2016
by - Jul 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on PEOPLE'S LIST, airing on ABC on today, July 9, 2016! (more...)

Jenn Lyon, Harold Perrineau Join Cast of TNT's Dramedy Pilot CLAWS
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

TNT, a division of Turner, has cast Harold Perrineau (The Matrix trilogy, Lost, OZ) and Jenn Lyon (Justified) in the dramedy pilot CLAWS, from Warner Horizon Television. (more...)

Tom Marovich Pens THE GHOST OF THE MISTREATED CANINES: LIFE AFTER MARGARET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Tom Marovich, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'The Ghost of the Mistreated Canines: Life after Margaret': a gripping and potent story that depicts the compassion and struggles of multiple characters throughout their lives. (more...)

Filming Underway on New Horror Fantasy AMETHYST
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Amethyst is the surreal true story of a beautiful birthday girl, whose 16 innocent years on earth are extremely disrupted by the celebration of her turning 17. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed PLEASE LIKE ME Returns for Fourth Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Participant Media today announced the start of production of the critically acclaimed comedy, PLEASE LIKE ME which returns for its fourth season premiering November 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Pivot. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rye Mullis on Balancing a Circus & Juggling Collaborations
by Gil Kaan - Jul 7, 2016

We had a chance to chat with Rye Mullis, the director of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® latest extravaganza OUT OF THIS WORLD world premiering on the west coast at The STAPLES Center July 14, 2016. Rye's entertainment resume, besides directing, includes acting, casting and professional wrestling. (more...)

VIDEO: STARZ Shares New Teaser Trailer for New Season of ASH VS EVIL DEAD
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

STARZ released a new teaser trailer and photo today for the highly anticipated 10-episode second season of the half-hour series ASH VS EVIL DEAD (more...)

Breaking: Ariana Grande Joins Cast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE as Penny!
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2016

Music superstar and stage and television actress Ariana Grande has been added to an already impressive cast for NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' playing the role of Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad's incorrigible Best Friend. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer for MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

CBS Films has shared a “read-along” trailer for the upcoming comedy MIDDLE SCHOOL: THE WORST YEARS OF MY LIFE, based on the bestselling book by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts. (more...)

Ace Young to Join Valisia LeKae & More in SINGLE at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Executive Producer Aaron Grant has announced that American Idol Finalist Ace Young will star in the new musical SINGLE as part of the New York Musical Festival. (more...)

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Opens in August at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

? Little Fish Theatre is excited to present 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for drama, Rapture, Blister, Burn, as its seventh production of 2016.  Authored by playwright and television writer Gina Gionfriddo, this intensely smart comedy tackles two sides of the feminist puzzle - Career vs. Marriage - while weaving in heady, controversial ideas about gender politics, internet porn, reality TV, and choices made in an ever-changing world. (more...)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY to Return for 6th Installment on FX, 9/14
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

FX has set the premiere dates for two of the year's most anticipated new comedy series, ATLANTA and BETTER THINGS, as well as the return of the acclaimed and award-winning AMERICAN HORROR STORY for its sixth installment (more...)

Telemundo Kicks Off Productio of New Original Series LA FAN
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

TELEMUNDO confirmed the start of filming of its new original production, LA FAN, starring Angelica Vale, Juan Pablo Espinosa, Ximena Duque, Jonathan Islas, Scarlet Ortiz and Gabriel Porras. (more...)

AT&T Inspired Mobility
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

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FX Sets Premiere Dates for AMERICAN HORROR STORY, ATLANTA & BETTER THINGS
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

FX has set the premiere dates for two of the year's most anticipated new comedy series, Atlanta and Better Things, as well as the return of the acclaimed and award-winning American Horror Story for its sixth installment, it was announced today by Chuck Saftler, President of Program Strategy and COO, FX Networks. Atlanta, a half-hour comedy series created by and starring Donald Glover, will premiere on FX on September 6, followed two days later by Better Things, a half-hour comedy series co-created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K. and starring Adlon. Then on September 14, the as-yet-untitled sixth installment of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) winning limited series American Horror Story returns from co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Sets 88th Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On September 24, the Long Beach Playhouse opens its 88th Mainstage Season. This year's season is a journey of self discovery, adventure, and fun. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Alliance Theatre's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Tickets are on sale today for all the productions in the 2016/17 season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series.  The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families.  (more...)

BWW Review: Feet Planted Firmly In The Air: HAIRSPRAY at Toby's
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 5, 2016

Hairspray is, in fact, a great raspberry blown in the face of realistic expectations, a visit to a fantasyland where cruelty and meanness and class pretensions stand no chance. And we never get tired of watching that raspberry get blown. (more...)

Kelsey Welch Pens THE TRUNK IN THE ATTIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Kelsey Welch, a first time author, has completed her new book 'The Trunk in the Attic': an adventurous tale of a boy named Raymond who has had a tough life. Will a magic trunk he finds in the attic change his fate? (more...)

Regional Premiere of LAST GAS Opens July 8 at Chenango River Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

?Featuring a cast of unusual, but absolutely authentic, American characters, Last Gas is a new comedy that theatres around the country are already fighting over to get the rights to produce.  Chenango River Theatre is proud to be one of the first in the country to showcase this snappy new comedy.  How new is the script?  So new it's not even published yet.  Author John Cariani, currently starring in the Broadway musical Something Rotten, has been sending script revisions to CRT's cast on a regular basis as he fine tunes the script for productions around the country. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - RHONJ's Teresa Giudice & Jacqueline Laurita Attempt to Make Amends
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Watch an exclusive clip of Sunday's episode of THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW JERSEY in which Teresa Giudice, newly released from prison, and former Best Friend Jacqueline Laurita attempt to make amends after years of a troubled friendship. (more...)

COLORADO DREAMS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

BALTIMORE, July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ For most hunters, while there's no denying the thrill of getting a perfect shot and bagging an impressive big game animal, that's not the only scenario that fits the description of a successful hunt. In his book, 'Colorado Dreams: Journal of a common man's DIY elk hunt on public land,' avid whitetail deer hunter Mac McAlister reveals what hunting is really all about. (more...)

Landing Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

David Rainey, Executive Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company (LTC), announces the company's sixth season, and first full season in their new venue downtown: Landing Theatre @ the Docks (formerly home of Catastrophic Theatre and DiverseWorks). (more...)

Landing Theatre Company Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

David Rainey, Executive Artistic Director of The Landing Theatre Company (LTC), announces the company's sixth season, and first full season in their new venue downtown: Landing Theatre @ the Docks (formerly home of Catastrophic Theatre and DiverseWorks). (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/5/2016 - 7/12/2016
by - Jul 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/5/2016 - 7/12/2016. (more...)

Scoop: ZOO on CBS - Tuesday, July 19, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on ZOO, airing on CBS on Tuesday, July 19, 2016! (more...)

PBS Debuts GOLD STAR Video for PBS Online Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The PBS Online Film Festival showcases powerful and engaging stories from filmmakers across the country. The festival has become a popular annual online event, attracting more than 1.5 million video streams over the first four years, as well as nominations in the Webby Awards. (more...)

AT&T Audience Network Announces Third Season of Acclaimed Drama KINGDOM
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

AT&T AUDIENCE Network® has picked up a 3rd season of the hit show “KINGDOM.” This follows a successful 2nd season of the critically acclaimed drama series. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Captivates Sydney With A High Energy Explosion of Color And Copious Amounts Of Rain
by Jade Kops - Jul 11, 2016

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is a marvellous blend of singing, dancing, celluloid snippets and 12,000 litres of recycled water. (more...)

BWW Review: Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison Join The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

Taking a break from Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops travels to Forest Hills Stadium for summer fun with two Broadway favorites. (more...)

Mingo Rubio Jr. Releases THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Mingo Rubio Jr., a gifted storyteller and devoted grandfather, has completed his new book 'The Alley': a clever and original story about a young man who witnesses his Best Friend being attacked by an impossible shadow creature and decides to set out to undo a terrible and ancient curse. (more...)

BWW Blog: Tara Folio - Confessions of a Twenty-Two Year Old Grandma
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - Jul 1, 2016

As I head into my third week of summer stock, my coffee addiction seems to be at an all time high. The amount of energy needed to power through the daily schedule here is probably equivalent to the amount of energy needed to power the entire city of Las Vegas (a little dramatic? (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater to Present THE JACKIE WILSON STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater continues the 40th Anniversary Season (The Season of Greatest Hits) with The Jackie Wilson Story, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. The Jackie Wilson Story will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, July 30-September 4, 2016.  The official press opening is Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 3:00 pm.  Preview dates for the production are July 30-31 and August 5-6, 2016.  (more...)

Esquire Network Announces July 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Esquire Network has announced their July 2016 Programming Highlights *Subject to change (more...)

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