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COMING DISTRACTIONS to Celebrate Ventura County TheatreCOMING DISTRACTIONS to Celebrate Ventura County Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

As theatres across Ventura County begin a new year of musical shows, Panic! Productions will be celebrating those many countywide offerings with Coming Distractions on January 23 at the Newbury Park High School Performing Arts Center. A fund-raiser to benefit both Panic! and the high school's theatre department, the show will feature medleys of favorite songs and dance numbers from the wide range of musicals that will be mounted in the community during 2016. (more...)

Todrick Hall, Pentatonix & More Join WORLD DOG AWARDS Line-UpTodrick Hall, Pentatonix & More Join WORLD DOG AWARDS Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Kirstin Maldonado from the Grammy Award winning group Pentatonix, will perform the song “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” live onstage in honor of Toto. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Will Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, SOUTH PACIFIC & More in 208th SeasonWalnut Street Theatre Will Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, SOUTH PACIFIC & More in 208th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre, America's oldest theatre and a National Historic Landmark, just announced its landmark 208th season of live entertainment and its 34th season as a not-for-profit producing theatre company. The line-up includes three dazzling musicals, a side-splitting comedy, and Oscar Wilde's most enduring classic hit. As a self-producing regional theatre, the Walnut has become not only the most popular theatre company in Philadelphia, but also the most subscribed theatre company in the world, boasting over 50,000 subscribers. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards Winners Announced!2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 7, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Boise winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will WriteWarner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will Write
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY) will write a new play based on the Oscar®-winning motion picture DOG DAY AFTERNOON.  Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is developing the play for a Broadway bow to follow their successful production of Oscar® winner William Goldman's adaptation of MISERY starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf. (more...)

Eva Noblezada, Danielle Hope & More Will Join Cast of West End's LES MISERABLESEva Noblezada, Danielle Hope & More Will Join Cast of West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh just announced exciting cast changes for"LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre in 2016. Joining the cast from Monday 15 February 2016 are Patrice Tipoki as 'Fantine'; Craig Mather as 'Marius' andDanielle Hope as 'Eponine.' Peter Lockyer will continue to star as 'Jean Valjean', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert',Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier'; Zoe Doano as 'Cosette' and Bradley Jaden as 'Enjolras'. (more...)

BWW Review:  WICKED!BWW Review: WICKED!
by Vickie Evans - Jan 11, 2016

We all know of Dorothy, Toto, and The Wizard of Oz. WICKED centers around the untold story of the witches of OZ, the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda, The Good Witch. (more...)

Nashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First NightNashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2016

Nashville actor and NFL Hall of Famer Eddie George, who makes his Broadway debut Tuesday night in the iconic musical Chicago, was named First Night's Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for his searing portrayal of a former slave haunted by the spectre of abuse in Nashville Repertory Theatre's The Whipping Man. Rene Dunshee Copeland, producing artistic director of Nashville Rep, was named Outstanding Director of a Play, while her three-actor ensemble (which included James Rudolph and Matthew Rosenbaum) were awarded as First Night's Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Play for their rendition of the Matthew Lopez play. (more...)

Winner Announced for THE WORLD DOG AWARDS on The CWWinner Announced for THE WORLD DOG AWARDS on The CW
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Last night celebrities and their famous canine companions honored man's best friend at THE WORLD DOG AWARDS. Hosted by George Lopez ('George Lopez,' 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua'), THE WORLD DOG AWARDS will airThursday, January 14 (8:00-10:00 pm ET) on The CW Network. (more...)

The CW Announces Winners for THE WORLD DOG AWARDSThe CW Announces Winners for THE WORLD DOG AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2016

Last night, celebrities and their famous canine companions honored man's best friend at THE WORLD DOG AWARDS. Hosted by George Lopez (“George Lopez,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua”), THE WORLD DOG AWARDS will air Thursday, January 14 (8:00-10:00 pm ET) on The CW Network. (more...)

WBT to Present SHOW BOATWBT to Present SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

 Show Boat, the first great serious Broadway musical, combined the talents of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II. The story, which spans almost fifty years, follows the lives, loves, and losses of a troupe of riverboat performers aboard the Cotton Blossom floating theater on the mighty Mississippi.  Its timeless score contains some of the most beautiful and emotionally charged songs ever written for a musical, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Make Believe.' "Ol' Man River", is the show's most memorable anthem about how the mighty Mississippi River, that unstoppable force of nature, is completely indifferent to human suffering. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Nashville Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Encore Telecast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Delivers 1.6 Million ViewersEncore Telecast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Delivers 1.6 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

NBC reports that an encore telecast of THE WIZ LIVE! averaged a 0.4/2 in the 18-49 demographic and delivered 1.6 million viewers overall from 8-10:58 pm. ET. (more...)

2015 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations Announced2015 Sydney Theatre Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2015

Nominations were announced today for the Sydney Theatre Awards for 2015, which will be presented at a gala ceremony on Monday January 18, 2016 at 6pm at the Paddington RSL. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on BroadwayWelcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Ease on Down the Road Again! NBC Encores THE WIZ LIVE TonightEase on Down the Road Again! NBC Encores THE WIZ LIVE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

With this strong ratings report, NBC will air an encore telecast of its holiday production on Saturday, Dec. 19 (8-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards Update - Courtney Ransom in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards Update - Courtney Ransom in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards Update - Michael Zorger in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards Update - Michael Zorger in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards Update - Kevin McAllister Big Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards Update - Kevin McAllister Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Update - Ellen McLaughlin, Laura Osnes in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Update - Ellen McLaughlin, Laura Osnes in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Update - Alan Ariano in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Update - Alan Ariano in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Ocean State Theatre to Host MOVIE MUSICALS LIVE! in JanuaryOcean State Theatre to Host MOVIE MUSICALS LIVE! in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to announce its third annual benefit concert presentations - Movie Musicals Live! starring OSTC "kid" alumni on Saturday, January 9 and A Night of Broadway Classics starring Fred Scheff on Saturday, January 16. (more...)

CSC Now Enrolling for Spring Dance ConservatoryCSC Now Enrolling for Spring Dance Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

The professional Centenary Stage Company (CSC) is accepting enrollment into their Dance Conservatory courses for the spring semester. With professional instructors and schedules fit for working adults and teens, these programs are suitable for amateurs and professionals. The Conservatory of Dance provides the community with affordable, high-quality dance classes and is designed to introduce dancers to professionals who are currently working as choreographers, dancers and educators in dance and theatre at a collegiate level. Classes will run from January 19 - May 9. No classes March 21 - March 25.  (more...)

Connie Lansberg Releases YA Action Adventure Book THE PERFECT TEARConnie Lansberg Releases YA Action Adventure Book THE PERFECT TEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Connie Lansberg, popular songwriter, jazz singer, and now author, based in Melbourne, Australia, announces the launch of her new book, The Perfect Tear (Rockit Press) a unique, young adult fantasy that is the first of a three-part trilogy. Ms. Lansberg passionately believes our young people want a new story. (more...)

VIDEO: THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams & Ne-Yo Talk Post Live-EventVIDEO: THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams & Ne-Yo Talk Post Live-Event
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo and Shanice Williams starred in THE WIZ LIVE! on NBC on December 3rd, and together they conquered Oz and social media. (more...)

Australia's WITCHES OF WICKED to Join Sydney Symphony OrchestraAustralia's WITCHES OF WICKED to Join Sydney Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Prepare for an evening of magic and mystery as Australia's very own Witches of Wicked join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere of Witches in July 2016. (more...)

Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Orpheum Theatre on Sale FridayTickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ at The Orpheum Theatre on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

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BWW Interview: Matt Farnsworth on the Creation of His Innovative Vocal Studio AppBWW Interview: Matt Farnsworth on the Creation of His Innovative Vocal Studio App
by Robert Diamond - Dec 14, 2015

Matt Farnsworth is an accomplished voice teacher, actor, and pianist living and working in NYC. He has been teaching voice since 1995 when he became the consulting coach on Broadway's production of Rent. Since then, Matt has taught hundreds of Broadway actors, film stars and recording artists which include Sara Bareilles, Carly Rae Jepsen and American Idol finalists Constantine Maroulis and Pia Toscano. (more...)

Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo Among THE WIZ LIVE!'s 5 Critics Choice Nominations!Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo Among THE WIZ LIVE!'s 5 Critics Choice Nominations!
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

NBC's live broadcast of THE WIZ LIVE! received five nominations including a nod for Shanice Williams in the category of BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 12, 2015
by - Dec 12, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards Update - Kevin McAllister in Big Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Awards Update - Kevin McAllister in Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Update - John Tartaglia in Strong Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Update - John Tartaglia in Strong Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Update - Toby Yatso in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards Update - Toby Yatso in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

JSP Records to Release JUDY GARLAND SINGS HAROLD ARLENJSP Records to Release JUDY GARLAND SINGS HAROLD ARLEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

JSP Records is proud to announce it will release in early 2016 JUDY GARLAND SINGS HAROLD ARLEN, a 2-CD box set devoted to Harold Arlen (1905-1986) tunes Judy Garland (1922-1969) performed in the studio, on screen, on the radio, and on stage between 1938 and 1968. Four tracks are new to CD. (more...)

Josh Groban to Release CD/DVD Package STAGES LIVE, 2/5Josh Groban to Release CD/DVD Package STAGES LIVE, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Multi-platinum recording artist Josh Groban will release a CD/DVD package, entitled Stages Live, on February 5th via Reprise Records. (more...)

HAPPY 50ISH to Bring Mid-Life Crisis Musical Comedy to the D Las Vegas, 12/19-23HAPPY 50ISH to Bring Mid-Life Crisis Musical Comedy to the D Las Vegas, 12/19-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Off-Broadway sensation, HAPPY 50ISH!, the mid-life crisis musical comedy is preparing to party it up inside the Showroom at the D Las Vegas during a special limited engagement from December 19 to 23. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards Update - INTO THE WOODS JR Winning!2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Awards Update - INTO THE WOODS JR Winning!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Boise Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards Update - Donna Drake Leads!2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Awards Update - Donna Drake Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Central Pennsylvania Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Dan Deluca Winning Big!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Dan Deluca Winning Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ in Canada on Sale MondayTickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ in Canada on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Calgary premiere of The Wizard of Oz will go on sale Monday, December 14 at 10am. Tickets are available at 1-855-985-5000 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca. Groups of 10 or more can call 1-800-889-8457. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium from February 16 - 21. (more...)

DEFYING SUBTLETY: THE SONGS OF ED BELL Comes to The Battersea Barge, Dec 20DEFYING SUBTLETY: THE SONGS OF ED BELL Comes to The Battersea Barge, Dec 20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Defying Subtlety: The Songs of Ed Bell is headed to The Battersea Barge, London on Sunday 20th December, 8pm. Tickets £12-18. (more...)

NYFOS and Juilliard to Present HARRY, HOAGY, AND HAROLD, 1/13 & 17NYFOS and Juilliard to Present HARRY, HOAGY, AND HAROLD, 1/13 & 17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The New York Festival of Song marks its eleventh annual co-presentation with Juilliard's Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts with a new program titled HARRY, HOAGY, and HAROLD. (more...)

Photo Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood MuseumPhoto Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Almost 80 students from The Dolores Mission School gathered for a wonderful opportunity to visit Hollywood and tour the recently decorated Hollywood Museum, enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations by Dr Christmas (Bob Pranga), as well as hear inspirational stories with interesting messages from local politicians and personalities. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

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