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Kaleigh Cronin, Joel Perez & More to Join Songwriting Team McGuire & Simon at Laurie Beechman, 5/11Kaleigh Cronin, Joel Perez & More to Join Songwriting Team McGuire & Simon at Laurie Beechman, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

On Monday, May 11, musical theatre songwriting team Janine McGuire and Arri Lawton Simon will present an evening of their original music in 'McGuire & Simon: Looking Forward.' Joining them will be Kennedy Caughell (Elphaba understudy in Wicked national tour, American Idiot national tour), Christiana Cole (Laurie Partridge in off-Broadway The Bardy Bunch), Chris Critelli (Xanadu - Chicago), Kaleigh Cronin (Sally Bowles understudy and Lulu in Cabaret on Broadway, Lorraine in Jersey Boys national tour), Kellie Cullinan, Will Hammons (Figaro in The Barber of Seville at Lyric Opera of New York), Spencer Kiely (Spring Awakening regional premiere), Laura Kleinbaum, Joel Perez (Fun Home on Broadway, In The Heights national tour), Aaron Phillips (primary vocalist for Disney In Concert national tour), and Stephanie Torns (Elphaba understudy in Wicked on Broadway, Elphaba standby in Wicked national tour). (more...)

Marti Pellow & Maureen Nolan Set for BLOOD BROTHERS Autumn TourMarti Pellow & Maureen Nolan Set for BLOOD BROTHERS Autumn Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Following a successful spring season of sell-out shows, MARTI PELLOW is back by popular demand to continue his role as Narrator for the autumn leg of BLOOD BROTHERS, opening in at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 8 September. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Claudia Weill Directs THE BELLE OF BELFAST at Irish RepBWW Interviews: Claudia Weill Directs THE BELLE OF BELFAST at Irish Rep
by Marina Kennedy - May 1, 2015

BWW interviewed Claudia Weill who directed 'The Belle of Belfast.' The show currently on stage at Irish Rep through June 7th. (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for May 1, 2015!Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for May 1, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - May 1, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, May 1, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

Perficient to Provide Insights on Cloud Solutions at Microsoft IgnitePerficient to Provide Insights on Cloud Solutions at Microsoft Ignite
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

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TDS reports first quarter 2015 resultsTDS reports first quarter 2015 results
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

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Travel Channel to Present 4th Annual 'We Are Summer' Programming EventTravel Channel to Present 4th Annual 'We Are Summer' Programming Event
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2015

Travel Channel's fourth annual 'We Are Summer' multi-platform programming event launches Memorial Day weekend with sizzling new series, returning fan favorites and summer-themed programming. (more...)

MY MORNING JACKET to Host Vinyl Listening Party, 5/3MY MORNING JACKET to Host Vinyl Listening Party, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

On Sunday, May 3rd My Morning Jacket will be hosting an on-line vinyl listening party to give fans an exclusive first listen to their forthcoming album The Waterfall, out May 4th via ATO Records/Capitol Records. (more...)

US Pizza Team Heads to Italy for the World Pizza ChampionshipsUS Pizza Team Heads to Italy for the World Pizza Championships
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The US Pizza Team will head to Parma, Italy, this May to take part in the World Pizza Championships. (more...)

Surfer Blood Reveal Full National Headline TourSurfer Blood Reveal Full National Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Today Surfer Blood reveal its full national headline tour in support of 1000 Palms, the band's third full-length and first release with acclaimed indie imprint Joyful Noise out May 12th. (more...)

Blue Mountain Gallery to Display New Geraldo Perez Exhibition, 5/19Blue Mountain Gallery to Display New Geraldo Perez Exhibition, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Blue Mountain Gallery is pleased to present new paintings by Geraldo Perez.  The exhibition is entitled “ex silentio”, a Latin phrase meaning “from silence”.   (more...)

CHURCHILL to Play 100th Performance at New World Stages This WeekendCHURCHILL to Play 100th Performance at New World Stages This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit, CHURCHILL, will celebrate its 100th performance this Monday, May 4th at New World Stages. CHURCHILL, a new play adapted and performed by Ronald Keaton, opened on February 18th to unanimous rave reviews led by Joan Hamburg of ABC Radio who declared, 'Ronald Keaton IS Churchill. Treat yourself to one of the great figures in world history!' Under the direction of Kurt Johns, CHURCHILL is based on the life and writings of one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th Century. (more...)

Blue Man Group to Launch First Latin American Tour This SummerBlue Man Group to Launch First Latin American Tour This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions, in partnership with Magic Dreams Productions, present the first-ever theatrical tour of Blue Man Group in Latin America. The exciting performance will travel through South America from June 20 to October, 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: Everyone's Favorite Superheroes Return in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRONReview Roundup: Everyone's Favorite Superheroes Return in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
by Movies News Desk - May 1, 2015

The classic Marvel gang is back in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. (more...)

Time Warner Cable's Executive Vice President and CFO Artie Minson to Participate in a Q&A Session at The Internet and Television ExpoTime Warner Cable's Executive Vice President and CFO Artie Minson to Participate in a Q&A Session at The Internet and Television Expo
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

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A Golden Night with the New York Pops: Gala Honoree Rob Marshall on Celebrating 'An Embarrassment of Riches' Alongside FamilyA Golden Night with the New York Pops: Gala Honoree Rob Marshall on Celebrating 'An Embarrassment of Riches' Alongside Family
by Tyler Peterson - May 1, 2015

By the numbers, Rob Marshall has found a fairly stable foothold atop the Broadway-turned-Hollywood helmer list. (more...)

Women Advancing of Boston to Host Premiere Women's Leadership Networking Event "Advance Your Leadership: Getting to the Next Level of Your Career"Women Advancing of Boston to Host Premiere Women's Leadership Networking Event "Advance Your Leadership: Getting to the Next Level of Your Career"
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

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Trinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond MusicalTrinity Rep to Close Season with World Premiere of New Sarah Ruhl & Todd Almond Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Trinity Rep closes out Season 51: The Necessity of Human Connection with the world premiere of Tony-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and composer Todd Almond's Melancholy Play: a chamber musical, directed by Obie Award-winner Liesl Tommy. Melancholy Play: a chamber musical runs May 28 through June 28, 2015 in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: She Started with a Bang! Brandy Norwood Makes Broadway Debut in CHICAGOPhoto Coverage: She Started with a Bang! Brandy Norwood Makes Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by Walter McBride - May 1, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago just welcomed Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood, who made her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from her opening night curatin call below! (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago's Full 2015-16 Season to Include, SPINNING, MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE & MoreIrish Theatre of Chicago's Full 2015-16 Season to Include, SPINNING, MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE & More
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachai Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its 2015-16 Season, featuring a U.S premiere and two Midwest premieres. The company's first-ever three-show season kicks off this fall with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott. ITC's 21st Season continues in March 2016 with the Midwest premiere of Gary Mitchell's intense thriller IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN, directed by Associate Artistic Director Jeri Frederickson. The season concludes in spring 2016 with the U.S. premiere of Deirdre Kinahan's probing drama SPINNING, directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

Scoop: CHICAGO PD on NBC - Wednesday, May 20, 2015Scoop: CHICAGO PD on NBC - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 1, 2015

Get all the scoop on Chicago PD, airing on NBC on Wednesday, May 20, 2015! (more...)

Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale-Led CAROUSEL Among Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2014-15 Radio BroadcastsLaura Osnes & Steven Pasquale-Led CAROUSEL Among Lyric Opera of Chicago's 2014-15 Radio Broadcasts
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Beginning on Saturday, May 16, and continuing every Saturday through July 11, The Lyric Opera Broadcasts of the 2014-15 Lyric Opera of Chicago season will be rebroadcast internationally by The WFMT Radio Network and heard locally on 98.7WFMT. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of May 11, 2015Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of May 11, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 1, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of May 11, 2015! (more...)

CTI Industries Corporation 2014 Annual Report Available on Company Website CTI Industries Corporation 2014 Annual Report Available on Company Website
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

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Four Clowns to Bring THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH to Hollywood Fringe FestivalFour Clowns to Bring THE HALFWITS' LAST HURRAH to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Four Clowns returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival this year to present The Halfwits' Last Hurrah, an original piece penned by company clowns Ms. Jamie Franta and Mr. Don Colliver. The play features a fame-hungry showman and his mischievous troupe of halfwits as they struggle to keep their variety show from derailing when they are faced with a vindictive ghost from the past. Part Vaudeville tribute, part show biz farce, the audience will enjoy an evening of comedy, music, and mayhem with The Halfwits' starting Thursday, June 4 through Friday, June 26 at The Lillian Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

NBC Orders CHICAGO MED, BLINDSPOT & HEARTBREAKER to SeriesNBC Orders CHICAGO MED, BLINDSPOT & HEARTBREAKER to Series
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2015

According to Deadline, NBC has ordered three pilots to series for the 2015-16 television season, becoming the first network to yet do so (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/1/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/1/2015
by BWW - May 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 5/1/2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Off-Broadway's NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL is Ready for Hillary!STAGE TUBE: Cast of Off-Broadway's NEWSICAL THE MUSICAL is Ready for Hillary!
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2015

NEWSical The Musical producer Tom D'Angora, who was very active in Hillary Clinton's 2008 campaign, is back on the campaign trail - this time with a little support from the cast of NEWsical! In a new youtube video the cast of NEWSical, with their celebrity impressions, help D'Angora with his fundraising efforts. The video features Christine Pedi (Chicago, Sirius Radio Broadway host), Michael West (When Pigs Fly), Taylor Crousore (Forbidden Broadway), and Meg Lanzarone. Check it out below! (more...)

Chicago Artist Taco Releases New Visuals for 'The Truth'Chicago Artist Taco Releases New Visuals for 'The Truth'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the 'The Truth' music video by Taco. The new visual was directed by @flyfellamarco. Collaborator GS makes a guest appearance in the new video as well. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1
by BWW Special Coverage - May 1, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of The Public Theater's GROUNDED, starring Anne Hathaway, the cast of THE VISIT recording the original cast album, a first look at Darren Criss's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

Jennifer Hudson, Selena Gomez & More Set for Today's We Day IllinoisJennifer Hudson, Selena Gomez & More Set for Today's We Day Illinois
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Through Allstate's support, the world's largest youth empowerment event of its kind, We Day, comes to Illinois for the first time today. (more...)

David Attenborough's RISE OF ANIMALS to Premiere on Smithsonian Channel 5/13David Attenborough's RISE OF ANIMALS to Premiere on Smithsonian Channel 5/13
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Smithsonian Channel will premiere the two-part series DAVID ATTENBOROUGH'S RISE OF ANIMALS – TRIUMPH OF THE VERTEBRATES on Wednesday, May 13 at 8 and 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Fellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUSFellow 'GOOD WIFE' Cast Member to Join Chris Noth in CSC's DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, have announced complete for their upcoming production of DOCTOR FAUSTUS, adapted by David Bridel and Andrei Belgrader from the play by Christopher Marlowe, starring Chris Noth ('Law & Order,' 'Sex and the City,' 'The Good Wife'), directed by Andrei Belgrader (CSC's production of The Cherry Orchard). Joining Noth in the cast are Tony Award nominee and 'The Good Wife' co-star Zach Grenier as Mephistopheles, Jeff Binder, Ken Cheeseman, Carmen M. Herlihy, Walker Jones, Geoffrey Owens and Lucas Caleb Rooney. Previews begin Friday, May 29 for a limited engagement through Thursday, July 2 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The official press opening is Thursday, June 18. (more...)

ISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc. to Exhibit at the 2015 Microsoft Ignite ConferenceISI Telemanagement Solutions, Inc. to Exhibit at the 2015 Microsoft Ignite Conference
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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Roundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter GallagherRoundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only. (more...)

Mercury to Close Out 14th Season with All-Beethoven EveningMercury to Close Out 14th Season with All-Beethoven Evening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Mercury closes out the 2014-15 season with an all-Beethoven concert led by Artistic Director Antoine Plante featuring the composer's beloved Eighth Symphony and Triple Concerto on Friday, May 16 at 8 PM at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater.  The rarely heard Triple Concerto will feature Mercury concertmaster Jonathan Godfrey, principal cellist Kevin Downs and guest pianist, Wendy Chen, playing on an 1832 Bosendorfer 80-key fortepiano, on loan from the Moores School of Music.  The Eighth Symphony is the penultimate performance in Mercury's cycle of Beethoven symphonies, which started in 2009 and will conclude next May in Mercury's 15th Anniversary Season finale with Symphony No. 9, "Choral".  This concert is sponsored in part by Haynes and Boone with underwriting support from Hans and Lili Kirchner, Vey and Brigid Spin, and Stephen and Kristine Wallace.  Tickets start at $18, to purchase or for more information visit www.mercuryhouston.org or call 713.533.0080.   (more...)

ABC's BLACK-ISH is #1 in Time Slot for 2nd WeekABC's BLACK-ISH is #1 in Time Slot for 2nd Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

In the 9:30pm slot, ABC's black-ish was #1 in its half-hour for the 2nd week in a row, beating runner-up NBC's Chicago PD by 11% (more...)

Connie Corcoran Wilson Finishes 3rd Book in 'Hellfire' SeriesConnie Corcoran Wilson Finishes 3rd Book in 'Hellfire' Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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Luna Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: TALL GIRLS, THRILL ME & MoreLuna Stage Sets 2015-16 Season: TALL GIRLS, THRILL ME & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Luna Stage has announced its 2015 - 2016 season. The renowned company's 23rd season includes the East Coast Premiere of The Tall Girls by Meg Miroshnik,  the New Jersey Professional Premiere of Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story, a musical by Stephen Dolginoff, a revival of the critically acclaimed play, The Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraney, and the World Premiere of Old Love New Love by Laura Brienza. (more...)

WATCH: Paul McCartney Perform Beatles' 'Another Girl'WATCH: Paul McCartney Perform Beatles' 'Another Girl'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

According to Rollingstone.com, Paul McCartney played 'Another Girl' ar Japan's famed Nippon Budokan Tuesday night for the first time since the Beatles performed there in 1966. (more...)

OSF Sets New AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS CommissionsOSF Sets New AMERICAN REVOLUTIONS Commissions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

American Revolutions is the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 10-year commissioning program (2008-2018) of up to 37 new plays that look at moments of change in America's past, with the goal of helping to establish a shared understanding of our national identity and illuminate the best paths for our nation's future. (more...)

Eric Idle, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson & Merle Dandrige Will Lead All-Star SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl This SummerEric Idle, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Craig Robinson & Merle Dandrige Will Lead All-Star SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Monty Python'sSpamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005, will star Merle Dandridge as The Lady of the Lake, Warwick Davis as Patsy,Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Sir Robin, Eric Idle as the Historian and Craig Robinson as King Arthur. BT McNicholl will direct. Spamalot will be conducted by Todd Ellison and choreographed by Scott Taylor. Additional casting is to be announced. (more...)

Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. To Showcase ActiveBatch' Workload Automation Soon-To-Be Released Version 10 at Microsoft Ignite 2015 and Informatica World 2015Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc. To Showcase ActiveBatch' Workload Automation Soon-To-Be Released Version 10 at Microsoft Ignite 2015 and Informatica World 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

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WICKED Reunion! Winnie Holzman Visits Kristin Chenoweth Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYWICKED Reunion! Winnie Holzman Visits Kristin Chenoweth Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 30, 2015

A WICKED reunion at ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY! (more...)

Live Nation Announces First-Ever National Concert Day This MayLive Nation Announces First-Ever National Concert Day This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

To celebrate the greatest summer of live music ever, Live Nation announced today that May 5, 2015 will be the first ever National Concert Day (more...)

Another Finalist Elimated; Top 4 Head to Home Towns on AMERICAN IDOLAnother Finalist Elimated; Top 4 Head to Home Towns on AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

The competition keeps getting hotter on AMERICAN IDOL XIV! Last night, host Ryan Seacrest revealed the Top Four finalists – Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani, Jax and Rayvon Owen – who will move one note closer to winning the competition. (more...)

Richard Symphony to Present BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY, 5/16Richard Symphony to Present BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

April 29, 2015 – Richmond, Virginia Join everyone's favorite “Wascally Wabbit” and his friends Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester and more on Saturday, May 16 at 6:00 p.m. at Richmond CenterStage's Altria Theater. Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II celebrates the world's favorite classic Looney Tunes, projected on the big screen, while the Richmond Symphony performs their exhilarating, original Carl Stalling scores live. (more...)

VIDEO: Martina McBride Performs 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on AMERICAN IDOLVIDEO: Martina McBride Performs 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on AMERICAN IDOL
by TV News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Singing legend Martina McBride stopped by last night's AMERICAN IDOL to perform a moving rendition of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Collaboraction's LET HOPE RISE Comes to the Park District Next MonthCollaboraction's LET HOPE RISE Comes to the Park District Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Collaboraction, the Chicago-based theater company dedicated to increasing the peace in Chicago, announces its fourth Let Hope Rise free event with the Chicago Park District, Saturday, May 9 at noon at Hamilton Park, 513 West 72nd St., in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. (more...)

Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!Lauren Blumenfeld to Star in RICH GIRL at The Old Globe; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of an exciting new American play, Rich Girl, by acclaimed playwright Victoria Stewart, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. Rich Girl will be directed by James Vasquez (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show), and will play May 23 - June 21, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

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