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Jerry Mitchell Reveals Details on New Songs, New Scenes & More for Broadway-Bound PRETTY WOMAN Musical
by Caryn Robbins - May 25, 2017

In a new interview with EW, director Jerry Mitchell (KINKY BOOTS, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL) reveals details of the upcoming stage musical adaptation of Garry Marshall's 1990 classic PRETTY WOMAN. (more...)

BWW Review: WOYZECK, Old Vic
by Jenny Gilbert - May 25, 2017

The very survival into the 21st century of an unfinished play written by a 23-year-old in 1836 is an extraordinary thing, made more extraordinary by the grimness of its subject. Even to call Georg Buchner's text a play - 'the world's first working-class tragedy' - is a bit of a stretch. (more...)

Mano Le Tough & More Remix Phil Kieran's 'Blinded By The Sun'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Almost a year since Phil Kieran released Blinded By The Sun, and following on from Roman Flügel and Andrew Weatherall remixes, Hot Creations return with a second remix package. Mano Le Tough, Matthew Herbert and David Holmes join forces to create a set of flawless cuts. (more...)

MARVEL'S AVENGERS: SECRET WARS Returns for Action-Packed One-Hour Premiere
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Earth's Mightiest Heroes unite once again to fight the foes no single hero could withstand alone as MARVEL'S AVENGERS: SECRET WARS (previously 'Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution') debuts a fourth season with a one-hour premiere on SATURDAY, JUNE 17 (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 IN AN INSTANT on ABC - Saturday, June 10, 2017
by - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on 20/20 IN AN INSTANT, airing on ABC on Saturday, June 10, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
by Erica Miner - May 25, 2017

Michael Jinsoo Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US (more...)

Embattled Fox News Anchor Sean Hannity to Return to Network Despite Reports
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Despite rumors to the contrary, Fox News anchor Sean HANNITY will return to host his popular nightly show following the Memorial Day holiday. (more...)

U2's The Edge Will Be Honored with Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations has announced GRAMMY Award winning artist, U2's The Edge to be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.  The award will be presented to The Edge on Friday, June 9th, 2017, the same day Les Paul would have turned 102 years old. In 2016, the Les Paul Spirit Award was presented to Grateful Dead founding member Bob Weir. (more...)

Comedy Central's Annual UP NEXT Stand-Up Showcase Set for This June
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Comedy Central will present its annual stand-up showcase, Up Next, previously known as Comics To Watch, at Colossal Clusterfest, the brand new comedy and music festival experience created by Comedy Central and Superfly, the brains behind Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment. (more...)

'A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' to Be Released 11/3
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On November 3, A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icon's sons to administer their father's catalog and safeguard his legacy. (more...)

British Piano Great Neville Dickie and New Jersey's Own Midiri Brothers Reunite at Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Neville Dickie, one of the greatest boogie-woogie and stride pianists to ever come out of Britain, will be reunited with New Jersey's own Midiri Brothers at the Bickford Theatre on Monday, June 5. (more...)

Winter Springs Performing Arts Provides Big Chills with SWEENEY TODD School Edition
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Chills ensue at Winter Springs Performing Arts as they gear up to perform their next musical production Sweeney Todd- The Demon Barber of Fleet Street School Edition playing June 1 through June 4. Performances are Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Watson Waltzes with CGI 'Beast' in New Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
by Movies News Desk - May 25, 2017

It's no secret that CGI technology was employed during BEAUTY AND BEAST's iconic dance scene in which Dan Stevens's Beast escorts Emma Watson's Belle down the castle steps. (more...)

Review Roundup: Timon of Athens at Folger Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

In a high-risk world of quick profits and borrowed luxury, Timon is a financial god among men. But when the tides of monetary fortune turn, and his former friends become ruthless creditors, Timon is left in an all-too-familiar financial freefall. The cast of Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' staging of Shakespeare's powerful, rarely produced dark satire is led by Tony Award winner Ian McDiarmid-an internationally celebrated actor whose credits range from performances with the Royal Shakespeare Company and on Broadway, to a turn as Senator and Evil Emperor Palpatine in the Star Wars films. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells Opens Up About His Winning Whizzer
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 25, 2017

Earlier this year, Andrew Rannells returned to Broadway in Falsettos, giving perhaps his most poignant performance to date as Whizzer. Below, watch as the Tony nominee joins BroadwayWorld and Sag-Aftra Foundation for a Career Conversation about how he found the character, why he adores his Falsettos family, and so much more! (more...)

BWW Review: Alexis Michelle Is Good, Girl, In IT TAKES A WOMAN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 25, 2017

From just about the moment Alexis Michelle walked into the workroom, the RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE contestant was clocked as a Broadway queen. While performing at Feinstein's/54 Below in IT TAKES A WOMAN with her rich, husky singing voice, that proved to be a well-earned title. But, as seen on TV, comedy seems to come a bit harder for Michelle. Well, don't blame it entirely on the edit, because that duality took center stage at the May 16 show, her solo debut at the venue. (more...)

Brlee Makes His Bonzai Debut with Stunning Club Smasher 'This Is The Place'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Based in Velenje, Slovenia, Brlee debuts on Bonzai Progressive with the fantastic 'This Is The Place' which comes backed up with two superb remixes from Manu Riga and Crocy. (more...)

Organist Paul Jacobs Receives Honorary Degree from Washington and Jefferson College
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Grammy-Award winning organist Paul Jacobs has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Music degree from the venerable Washington and Jefferson College, located in Washington, Pennsylvania.  The ceremony took place on campus on Saturday afternoon, May 20, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Orlando Bloom and Zoe Lister-Jones Face Off in Virtual Reality Pictionary
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Orlando Bloom and Zoe Lister-Jones faced off in a game of Virtual Reality Pictionary. Check out the competition below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Brad Zimmerman of MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY at 7 Stages Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - May 25, 2017

Brad Zimmerman is bringing his highly praised solo show My Son The Waiter:  A Jewish Tragedy to 7 Stages Theatre from May 18-June 18.  (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 25, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 25, 2017! So, here's the thing: We're up far earlier every morning than we'd actually choose to be, given the choice, and today we were lost in slumber, having a really terrific and very intriguing dream - I was in Louisville with my best pal Patrick Wilson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brendon Urie Takes Center Stage as KINKY BOOTS' Next Charlie Price!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017.  (more...)

Glenn Close Stops the Show at SUNSET BOULEVARD to Stop Photo-Taking Audience Member
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

With one look she can stop the show...literally.  BroadwayWorld has just learned that at yesterday's matinee of Sunset Boulevard, leading lady Glenn Close paused her performance to politely ask an audience member to stop taking photos, saying it was distracting and disrespectful. She said: "We can have a show or we can have a photo shoot," and then quickly began "With One Look" again from the top of the song. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Thursday, May 25, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Thursday, May 25, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, May 29, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 29, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Thursday, June 1, 2017
by - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 1, 2017! (more...)

BWW TV: Brendon Urie Is Getting Ready to Strut to Broadway- Watch Him Sing from KINKY BOOTS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017.  (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares All-New Sneak Peeks from New Series FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

The long weekend is almost here. ICYMI, soak up all of the immature use of mature language in four all new NSFW sneak peeks at from FRIENDS FROM COLLEGE,  the new Netflix original series premiering globally on July 14th. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer - May 25, 2017

It's the classic story of Baby and her family vacation to Kellerman's resort. The sun is hot, the family activities are campy, and the dancing is dirtier than ever. The staged version of the 1987 movie of the same name, Dirty Dancing is a surprisingly sensational show. (more...)

All-Female Mariachi Flor de Toloache and More Coming Up in Latinx Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Joe's Pub will host an exciting and diverse array of upcoming Latinx events! Highlights include all-women mariachi group Mariachi Flor de Toloache on June 16 and 17; singer/songwriter Dorian Wood performing songs from his new album XALÁ on June 24; Argentine folk band Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies with special guest Maria Volonte on July 19; Cuban son and bolero outfit El Septeto Santiaguero on July 28; That's Not Tango celebrating Astor Piazzolla on the 25th anniversary of his death on August 5 and 6; and, Brazilian pop musician Aline Muniz on August 10. Complete show information follows! (more...)

Ron Pope: Billboard Premieres 'Bad For Your Health' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Billboard is premiering Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope's new video for the track “Bad For Your Health.” Read their interview with Him [HERE] and watch/share the video [HERE]. (more...)

City Theatre's Summer Shorts XXII Opens Next Week at the Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County invite audiences to celebrate 22 years of the SUMMER SHORTS FESTIVAL from June 1 - July 2, 2017 at the Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House). (more...)

SIMPLY BARBRA Starring Steven Brinberg at Rockwell Stage and Show this June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA.. on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village.  John Randall is the Musical Director with a special guest tba.  Steven recreates Miss Streisand's greatest hits as well as songs she never did.. and brief voices of artists ranging from Cher to Bea Arthur....Seen in 40 US cities and 9 countries, the constantly updated SIMPLY BARBRA show is the next best thing to seeing the legendary singer/actress/director in person.. and you can meet this one afterwards!  (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, May 28, 2017
by - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, May 28, 2017! (more...)

Chip Gaines' New Book 'Capital Gaines: The Smart Things I've Learned from Doing Stupid Stuff' Coming October 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

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BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - May 24, 2017

Robert Hastie's debut at Sheffield Theatres features some electrifying scenes as it sets Julius Caesar in the present-day. (more...)

Award Winning Guitarist Brian Tarquin to Release ORLANDO IN HEAVEN in Support of Pulse Nightclub Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Multi-Emmy award winning guitarist/producer/composer Brian Tarquin presents “Orlando In Heaven”; a very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida! (more...)

Broadwaysted Podcast Takes a White Wine Induced Magic Carpet Ride with Telly Leung
by Broadwaysted - May 24, 2017

This week the Broadwaysted crew is dropping a sick beat and going a cappella with the amazingly talented #FriendOfTheShow Telly Leung! This week we're drinking beer and white wine while Telly spills about the incredible experience of IN TRANSIT, his favorite places to get Chinese Hot Pot, and the sexy secret shows between the FLOWER DRUM SONG and HAIRSPRAY dressing rooms. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre and the Lyceum Galleries to Host: WORLD SOLACE: The Jewish Works of Boris Malkin
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) and the Lyceum Galleries will host the art exhibit, "World in Solace: The Jewish Works of Boris Malkin," from May 21 to June 19, 2017 as part of the 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival. The theatre will host an opening reception on June 12 at 6:30 PM before the 16th Annual Klezmer Summit featuring Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi, as well as San Diego's popular brass band, EUPHORIA. (more...)

Whitney Biennial 2017: Best Performance Artist 'Seb-The Younger' By Barry Kostrinsky
by Barry Kostrinsky - May 24, 2017

There is so much wrong with the Whitney Biennial I hardly know where to start. The every two year show of American artists is anything but that. I asked someone if the last biennial was two or three years ago and they quipped back it is a biennial, it was two years ago. Actually it was three years ago. The museum truthfully tells they were not ready for the show in the new building and gave themselves an extra year. lyingly they say it took the curators a long time to visit all the studios across the country. The exhibit is suppose to be of American artists. What is an American artist these days? Indeed a good 30% don't live nor work in the US. I don't find much use for national cheering in exhibitions but if you claim to be American have only American cheese, no matter how inferior it is to Gruyere. And what is the title of the exhibit? There is none. Indeed such a disperse group of artists makes a title hard to stick to many of the members, maybe a good title would  be,' Politically, Financially and Socially correct enough to make it here'. (more...)

New Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

New York City Opera's 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of its Ópera en Español series. City Opera will also offer two New York City Opera Concerts in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and a chamber opera series at locations to be announced. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera. (more...)

John Grimes, The Revival Hour and More Coming Up This June at The Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in June 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elena Shaddow Takes Flight in Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS!
by Caryn Robbins - May 24, 2017

Broadway veteran Elena Shaddow takes on the title role in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of the Disney-Cameron Mackintosh musical, MARY POPPINS. Today, Ms. Shaddow speaks exclusively with BWW about stepping into the iconic shoes of everyone's favorite nanny! (more...)

Master Mixologist: Matt Landes of Cocktail Academy and MIKE'S HARD LEMONADE
by Marina Kennedy - May 24, 2017

Matt Landes of Cocktail Academy in Las Angeles talks about his career and drinks inspired by Mike's Hard Lemonade. (more...)

BWW Review: Physical Comedy Reigns Supreme in THE ACTRESS
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 24, 2017

Physical comedy upstages Chekhovian pathos in Peter Quilter's THE ACTRESS, now at Spirit Square in a well-acted Three Bone Theatre production. (more...)

The New, Improved Musical, 'Be A Lion' Returns For Its Fourth Season!
by Vickie Evans - May 24, 2017

The Musical, 'Be A Lion', written by award-winning playwright, Rory D. Sheriff, a spin-off similar to 'The Wiz', returns to Duke Energy Theater, Better Than Ever! What happens after The Wizard and Dorothy leaves Oz? The Emerald City is in a state of lawlessness and in dire need of a new leader. The Lion steps up to the plate and develops a campaign to become the next leader of Oz. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS to Grip Audiences at ActorsNET This June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

J.B. Priestley's atmospheric thriller An Inspector Calls grips The Heritage Center Theatre stage in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, in June. (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)

Northrop Sets Lineup for 2017 MUSIC ON THE PLAZA Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Northrop announces its free 2017 Music on the Plaza outdoor concert series, featuring acts from around the Twin Cities every Wednesday from June 7 through August 16 (and a bonus concert on Monday, August 7) at noon on Northrop Plaza. (more...)

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