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Dave Koz Christmas Tour 2016 Visits New York This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Nine-time GRAMMY® nominee and saxophonist extraordinaire Dave Koz and a trio of special guests - Jonathan Butler, Kenny Lattimore and Ashford & Simpson's Valerie Simpson - will capture the magic of Christmas in the 19th anniversary edition of Koz's holiday tour that arrives in New York City on Tuesday, December 6th at Town Hall at 7:30pm, 123 West 43rd Street.  (more...)

Company OnStage Presents THE VELVETEEN RABBIT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Company OnStage presents THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, based on the book by Margery Williams, adapted for the stage by Thomas Olson, directed by MaryAnna Nagorski, and produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Houston Grand Opera continues its cycle of holiday operas with the world premiere of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE. The timeless tale follows a troubled banker whose guardian angel shows Him the lasting impact our lives can have on those around us. (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza's 'Summer Friday' Isn't Without Its Ups and Downs on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Nov 30, 2016

So, apparently… while we're finishing up our turkey leftovers, prepping for a visit from the big man with the bag, and above all, bracing for snow… it's bright and shiny summer in the YOUNGER-verse. But while the weather outside may not be frightful… it's not quite all fun in the sun for Liza and Kelsey, who find themselves in hot water after a deal to secure Colin's manuscript goes rather awry. Ruh roh.  (more...)

Spend A Night Out with TWELFTH NIGHT in the Gardens This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Well-loved purveyor of enthralling outdoor theatre, the Australian Shakespeare Company (ASC) returns this summer with a new production of one of Shakespeare's greatest comic masterpieces, Twelfth Night. (more...)

BWW Interview: Husband-Wife Vocalists Jessica and Santino Fontana Talk Houston Symphony's VERY MERRY POPS
by Katricia Lang - Dec 2, 2016

For the Houston Symphony holiday concert VERY MERRY POPS, not only does Santa Claus come to town but so do the sweeter-than-honey honeys, Jessica and Santino Fontana. In the interview, the Fontanas talk to Broadway World about VERY MERRY POPS and the joys and challenges of being a show business married couple, all while being as cute as a basket of puppies. (more...)

Singer, Comedian and Impressionist Terry Fator to Return to the Fox Theatre Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Singer, comedian and celebrity impressionist, Terry Fator will return to the Fox Theatre for a side-splitting performance on Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m.; presented locally by MGM Grand. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Hangin' Backstage with HAMILTON's Newest Cast Member- Jordan Fisher!
by Walter McBride - Dec 1, 2016

Just before Thanksgiving, Actor and Hollywood Records recording artist Jordan Fisher made his Broadway debut in Hamilton, starring as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton. Fisher took over for original cast member Anthony Ramos who played his final performance on November 20. (more...)

Lionel Hampton's Big Band feat. Jason Marsalis, The Cowsills, and MORE at the Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

See what's happening at the Cutting Room! (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Challenges Jessica Alba, Kate Mara & Ken Jeong to a Game of 'Flinch'
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James fired various fruit from a high-powered cannon at guests Ken Jeong, Kate Mara and Jessica Alba who are standing behind a plate of Plexiglas challenging them to not flinch. (more...)

Curve Announces First Cohort of the New Bame Curve Leadership Programme
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Curve are delighted to announce the appointment of Black and Minority Ethnicity cultural managers, artists and early career leaders in Leicester and Leicestershire as part of a new cultural leadership programme. (more...)

Jay Alan Zimmerman Brings The Holiday Songs of "Broadway's Beethoven" to Lincoln Center as Part of Broadway's Future Songbook Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow continues its twenty-sixth season on Saturday, December 10th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street.   (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am. (more...)

BWW Review: Roxy's THE HAPPY ELF Spins A Jazz-Flavored Tale
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 1, 2016

With a cheerful attitude that knows no bounds, Eubie - the happiest elf at the North Pole - is determined to spread his apropos spirit of the season wherever he goes in Harry Connick Jr.'s The Happy Elf, now onstage at Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre in a delightful production directed by Ryan Bowie and starring the appealing John-Paul Fox in the eponymous role. (more...)

VIDEO: Felicity Jones Demos Badass Fight Moves; Shares 'Rogue One' Clip on TONIGHT
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Felicity Jones taught Jimmy a fight sequence she learned from her Kung Fu training for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crudup Talks New Film 'Jackie' & More on TONIGHT SHOW
by - Dec 1, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Billy Grudup discussed joining the film JACKIE after most of the movie was shot and playing the man with a mustache in 20th CENTURY WOMEN. (more...)

VIDEO: Car Seat Headrest Perform 'Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales' on TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Car Seat Headrest performed 'Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales' off their new album 'Teens of Denial.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

A Top-Producing Dallas Agent, Kyle Rovinsky, Affiliates with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016


Fold3 Commemorates Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary with Free Access to WWII Records and Stories Honoring Living Survivors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016


The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF RICHARD II
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Join The OrangeMite Shakespeare Company for their production of 'The Tragedy of Richard II'. (more...)

FEC Railway Christmas Train is Coming to Town
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016


'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' at The St. James in Aid of MAD Trust
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson & Petty are thrilled to be returning to The St. James Studio to present 'An Anderson & Petty Christmas' featuring a host of West End and TV stars. (more...)

For the Holidays, Stageworks Theatre Presents the Touching Story of OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

How can one small boy defy cruel taskmasters, abusive authority figures, thieving friends, and even a heartless murderer? Join Stageworks for OLIVER!, now through December 18, to find out. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL and PETER PAN to Delight Audiences at the New Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At the end of a year that has seen box office records broken and some of the world's biggest names at the New Theatre, we have lined up a pair of sparkling shows for the festive season. 'Tis the season to be jolly, so be sure to join us this month for plenty of seasonal cheer. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis, Annaleigh Ashford, and More this December at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Marcus Gill Launches New Book For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Marcus Gill, author of the Single God Life, motivational speaker, and social media influencer, announced his engagement to Dominique Cannon on Thanksgiving night to his 1.4 million Facebook fans. The news of his engagement sparked a global celebration from friends and partners of 'Marcus Gill International' including a special statement from Dr. Juanita Bynum. (more...)

MSNBC Originals Premieres 'IconocList' Series ft. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. Oz & More
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

“IconocLIST,” the next series under the MSNBC ORIGINALS banner, is an authoritative celebration of the cultural icons that have shaped the careers of notable American celebrities. (more...)

Michael Hume Releases THE 95TH CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'The 95th Christmas': a powerful and inspired Christmas story sure to intrigue and enchant even the most jaded of readers. 'The 95th Christmas' is the creation of published author, Michael Hume, a freelance writer, singer, and songwriter who has held positions as journalist, U.S. paratrooper, carpenter, newspaper editor, telephone operator, actor, singer, director, janitor, graphic artist, salesman, laborer, consultant, speaker, teacher, executive coach, counselor, manager, blogger, and entrepreneur. (more...)

David Johnson Releases THE COAST IS NOT CLEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'The Coast Is Not Clear': a fictional tale of an unexpected encounter between a loving, Christian couple and an alien visitor hoping to find a new hope on Earth. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'A Sinner in the Hands of a Loving God': a call-to-action challenge to place one's faith entirely in the word of God. 'A Sinner in the Hands of a Loving God' is the creation of published author, Herman Reed, D.C.. (more...)

BWW Preview: Works & Process at Guggenheim Looks at the Met's L'AMOUR DE LOIN, Through December 29
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 1, 2016

Composer Kaija Saariaho is a woman of few words but potent music, judging by her comments about her acclaimed opera, L'AMOUR DE LOIN, and the excerpts performed at the Guggenheim's Works & Process series several weeks ago, in preparation for the opera's much-anticipated Met debut on Thursday, December 1. (more...)

Victoria Michelle Gholston-Simpson Releases 'Just One Drop of Jesus' Blood Washed Away My Sin'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'Just One Drop of Jesus' Blood Washed Away My Sin': a powerful and easy to read devotional inspired by the act of salvation and the desire to leave a Christian legacy for generations to come. 'Just One Drop of Jesus' Blood Washed Away My Sin' is the creation of published author, Victoria Michelle Gholston-Simpson, proud and devoted mother, grandmother, and Christian. (more...)

Robert Whitfield Releases THE LIGHTS AND THE MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Robert Whitfield, a former corporate lawyer, investment banker, and management consultant, has completed his new book 'The Lights and the Music': a gripping and potent work of romantic fiction. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Defends Recent HAMILTON/Pence Incident: 'We Stand By Our Statement'
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At last week's UK Gala screening for the new Disney animated film MOANA, HAMILTON writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda defended the musical's recent statement it made to Vice-President elect Mike Pence, who attended the show last month. (more...)

Porchlight's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Fourth and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec. 31, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Guitar Legend Paul Nelson Releases New Album 'Badass Generation'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Much to the excitement of guitarists worldwide, guitar legend Paul Nelson has released his new album “Badass Generation” to critical acclaim! Grammy winning guitarist Paul Nelson was Johnny Winter's protege guitarist in the Johnny Winter Band. (more...)

Scoop: SPEECHLESS on ABC - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
by - Dec 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, December 7, 2016! (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turingon on January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOY KNOWN AS DR. BARNARDO'S is A Story that has Been Waiting to be Told
by Lauren Gienow - Dec 1, 2016

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, you may feel inclined to stay by the fire indoors…but I suggest that those in the Milverton, Ontario area, bundle up and head over to 69 Main St. N to see an original historical play, which also happens to be based locally, put on by 'Southwesto House'. (more...)

Jan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). (more...)

by Johnna Leary - Dec 1, 2016

Just in time for Christmas, the Old Opera House presents the timeless classic A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley, with some unique updates and an unexpected character in this version taking on the role of the narrator. (more...)

by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 1, 2016

Fast paced, talkative and energy draining, this multi-Tony-winning play is worth studying before you go. THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME plays the Orpheum through Dec. 4. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sarah Ellis of Royal Shakespeare Company Gets Technical with THE TEMPEST
by Nora Dominick - Dec 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld recently sat down with Sarah Ellis, Head of Digital Development for the Royal Shakespeare Company, to chat about how the project came about and what it's like to bring this type of technology to the stage. (more...)

Reelz to Air Documentary Special OVERKILL: THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF JONBENET, 12/17
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

REELZ today announced the original documentary special OVERKILL: THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF JONBENET from award-winning author and director, Lawrence Schiller. (more...)

HBO Doc RISKY DRINKING to Offer New Prospective on Alcohol Use Disorder, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. engage in problem drinking at some point in their lives. Health professionals assess drinkers at risk on a spectrum ranging from low-risk to an alcohol use disorder that can range from mild to severe. (more...)

Actor Therapy Launches First Solo Cabaret Featuring Mathieu Whitman at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Actor Therapy will present Mathieu Whitman at Don't Tell Mama, December 7th, 2016.  The 9:30 PM concert is produced by Actor Therapy co-founders Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver, and will feature resident music director Rodney Bush on piano. (more...)

Localeur Doubles Team, Introduces New Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016


HB Studio to Host Community Conversations on Race, Racism & Social Equity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, is hosting a series of community conversations on race, racism, and social equity: 'BLIND SPOT: Speaking of Race,' organized and facilitated by actor/educator Russell G. Jones. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY Does It Again at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Dec 1, 2016

Because Britney Spears grew up in the spotlight, we've seen her as a singer, an actress, a girl, a woman, and everything in between. One thing we haven't seen is Britney the Broadway star, but since that seems about as likely as the second coming of Britney and Justin, it's a damn good thing BROADWAY LOVES BRITNEY exists. On November 16, a group of Broadway performers came together at Feinstein's/54 Below for exactly what the name suggests---a deep dive into Britney's oeuvre---and, as far as Britney homages go, the show hit all quadrants, running the gamut from playful impersonations to cleverly reworked gems. (more...)

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