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Joseph Whittington Releases SCORCHING BARS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Joseph Whittington, an educator, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Scorching Bars': a gripping and potent work that keeps the reader mesmerized by the illegal and wrong actions of the main character. (more...)

LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. (more...)

Bats Welcomes REX Shares as New Issuer to The Bats ETF Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016


Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Tony DeSare & More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle's Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, The Brandon McCune Trio,and Tony DeSare and to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the spring 2016 season. Featuring top artists from the worlds of jazz, cabaret and Broadway alongside special unannounced guests, Sunday nights at Bemelmans Bar have become a favorite spot for a wide range of performing musicians across the city. Additionally, the classic watering hole has drawn crowds consisting of socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls for more than five decades. More information on acts performing this winter can be found below. (more...)

Kevin Hart & More Among Comedy Central's 2016-17 Development Slate
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On the heels of a series of renewals and extensions and the announcement of an unprecedented development slate exclusive to Snapchat, Comedy Central today reveals the balance of its 2016-2017 content development slate (more...)

Cast Announced for Centenary Stage Company's Rolling Premiere of START DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Centenary Stage Company continues its trend this season of featuring women playwrights and premieres by closing their main stage professional theater series with Eleanor Burgess' START DOWN April 8 through 24 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Slipstream Theatre Initiative to Stage UBU REX This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A corrupt general makes a wild and unimaginable grab for power, under the direction of his scheming wife - no, it's not Macbeth! Welcome to Slipstream Theatre Initiative's new take of a 19th Century one hit wonder - Alfred Jarry's UBU Rex. (more...)

DINOSAURS: UNEXTINCT at LA Zoo to Feature LifeSize-LifeLike Colossal Creatures
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Lurking impatiently in a once off-limits corner of the Los Angeles Zoo, a ferocious pack of 17 life-size, life-like prehistoric creatures await the opening of DINOSAURS: UNEXTINCT AT THE L.A. ZOO, a spectacular, all-new exhibit, on April 15, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Anna Bergman Celebrates the Love Songs of Richard Rodgers at Enjoyable Gala to Benefit The Actor's Temple
by Victoria Ordin - Mar 29, 2016

On the evening of March 21, veteran vocalist and stage actress Anna Bergman presented a program called Falling In Love With Love, featuring the romantic songs of Richard Rodgers to support the Actors' Temple (339 West 47th Street) at its 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala, one year shy of Congregation Ezrath Israel's centennial (that's the official name of the synagogue). Prior to Bergman's show (produced by recently elected Temple Board President Carol Ostrow), Rabbi Jill Hausman and outgoing Temple Board President Robert Reicher, both of whom received awards, gave warm and funny speeches, making eminently clear why the Actors' Temple is known as “the Cool Shul.” (more...)

IGGY POP: POST POP DEPRESSION Enters U.S. Chart with Multiple Career Highs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Iggy Pop's brand new Post Pop Depression has generated many of the most over the top real-time rave reviews of his storied career. (more...)

Golf Channel to Present Over 85 Hours of 2016 MASTERS Coverage
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Masters Week begins on Sunday, April 3, with live coverage of the 2015 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship National Finals, followed on Monday with the start of the network's Golf Central Live From the Masters signature coverage. (more...)

Iris Williams to Perform in Hollywood and Palm Springs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Welsh song stylist Iris Williams will make a rare West Coast appearance on Wed., April 13 at 8:30 PM at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, performing her acclaimed show entitled 'I Wish You Love,' featuring classic American standards by such composers as Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Burton Lane, and others. Music Director Keith Droste will be on piano, with Jeff Stover on bass and Andy Fraga on drums. She will also appear at the Purple Room in Palm Springs on Friday, April 8 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Amazon to Premiere Original Animated Kids Series THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, 4/22
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, Thunderbirds Are Go, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, April 22 on Prime Video in the US. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Present OEDIPUS ROX, 4/8-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) and MET ensemble members Sarah Shulman and Thom Huenger bring to life their spin on Greek Tragedy with a rocking performance of Oedipus Rox, sponsored by Kohl Building Products. The story of a man destined to fail will be on the Main Stage for four weeks opening April 8 and running to May 1 (Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.) There will be an 8pm "pay what you can" preview  performance on April 7.   (more...)

Mexican Band El Recodo Premieres New Music Video 'Inevitable' on Telemundo Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The exclusive premiere of Regional Mexican group Banda el Recodo's new music video, “Inevitable” will be on TELEMUNDO's “Al Rojo Vivo” (4pm/3c), today. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world-premiere of DEFERRED ACTION. A co-production with Cara Mia Theatre Co. and directed by Cara Mia's Artistic Director David Lozano, DEFERRED ACTION features company members from both DTC and Cara Mia. DEFERRED ACTION will begin previews with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, April 20 and will run through Saturday, May 14. Press Opening will be Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Maddy Hill & More to Appear in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Simon Evans - director of the acclaimed Bug and The Dazzle at London's Found111 - brings his irreverent, mischievous and wildly creative interpretation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to Southwark Playhouse for a limited five week run from Tuesday 31 May until Friday 1 July 2016. (more...)

Spin Cycle to Release Self-Titled Debut CD on Their Sound Footing Records 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

With its strong melodies, tight rhythms, intriguing textures, and sophisticated interplay, Spin Cycle has got everything covered. What makes the band special is how everything fits together—or, by intention, doesn't. For listeners and band members alike, every tune is an adventure. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Julie Taymor Looking to Take Back Broadway with Beatles Musical?
by Rialto Chatter - Apr 7, 2016

Julie Taymor could be in the midst of plotting her big Broadway comeback. (more...)

Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films. Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films: Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut. Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall. Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films. On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae. Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951). Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel. Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting. Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra. Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song. The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name. Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable. Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison. Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson. That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant. The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner. Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner. And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson. Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll. 20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)

Marilyn Maye Coming to Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents a musical cabaret created and performed by award-winning vocalist, Marilyn Maye in the Margeson Theater on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets ($300 - VIP; $50 - A Level; $30 - B Level; $20 - C Level) are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Esa-Pekka Salonen to Conduct ELEKTRA, Starring Nina Stemme, at Met Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Legendary director Patrice Chéreau's final work, an acclaimed staging of Richard Strauss's tragedy Elektra, comes to the Met April 14 with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading a cast headed by Nina Stemme in her first Met performances of the bloodthirsty princess. (more...)

The Colony Hotel Extends Royal Room Cabaret Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as "probably the best place for cabaret on the planet" - is doing something completely different this year. For the first time in the 15-year history of the Royal Room, the world famous cabaret will not close at the end of "season" but will continue offering extraordinary entertainers straight-through the summer months with dinner shows every Friday and Saturday night. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre to Present DON PASQUALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Bay Street Theater in collaboration with Divaria Productions and Spanish opera company Rioja Lirica will present Donizetti's classic comedic masterpiece, DON PASQUALE.    (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Iridium and Rrazz Rooms This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated "Hot Lips" Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H," will bring her acclaimed show "A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll," to the Iridium in New York on May 11-12, the Rrazz Room at the Prince in Philadelphia on May 13 and the Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA on May 14. (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The PBS summer schedule offers comprehensive election coverage, as well as specially themed programs around the 31st Olympiad in August 2016. (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
by - Apr 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, June 1, 2016! (more...)

Full Service Digital Creative Agency AvatarLabs Wins Webby Award for Best Display & Banner Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016


Alhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The story line of Blithe Spirit could be anyone's fantasy: return to life as a ghost and haunt your former spouse and newly betrothed partner. Such is the premise of Noel Coward's comedy opening May 4 at the Alhambra Theater & Dining for a four-week run. Blithe Spirit has been heralded as one of three jewels in Coward's crown. It's most recent Broadway and touring revival from starred Angela Lansbury received rave reviews around the country. The Alhambra performances will feature Lisa Valdini-Booth in the lead role of medium, Madame Arcati, who leads the seance that brings back the ghost of Charles Condomine's wife. (more...)

Scoop: NASHVILLE on ABC - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on NASHVILLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 11, 2016! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ahead of their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company today announces Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain! This special production marks Barmy Britain's 5th anniversary in the West End, holding its position as the longest running children's show in West End history. This special instalment of Barmy Britain follows the sell-out successes of Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Parts One, Two and Three and will feature the horribly best bits from all three productions. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Shtetl Diet
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - Apr 20, 2016

I must have been an incredibly naive 12 year old. As my family and I were leaving the Marriott Marquis Theatre after a performance of the revival of Annie Get Your Gun, we passed by the stage door. A hoard of people were crowded behind the barricades, eagerly clutching their playbills, sharpies, and cameras in hopes to snag an autograph or photo with Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat. We were watching from across the street. A security person was guarding the door, and would escort Bernadette and Tom as they made their way through the crowd, greeting their fans. Once they were done, they each got into the back seats of their respective black Lincoln town cars and rode off into the night. What I couldn't wrap my head around, at the time, was....where do they go? (more...)

Tickets to ROCK OF AGES at Penobscot Theatre Company on Sale 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Tickets to the Maine premiere of Rock of Ages, produced by Penobscot Theatre Company, will go on sale to the general public, April 26, 2016. The hit Broadway musical will run from June 9 to July 2 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances. 'This hot show is the perfect summer kick-off,' said Bari Newport, producing artistic director. 'Let's get this party started!' (more...)

Nina Dobrev in Talks to Join Ellen Page in FLATLINERS Remake
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Ellen Page is currently in discussions to star in a reboot of the 1990's sci-fi thriller FLATLINERS. (more...)

VIDEO: Crackle Announces Programming Offerings; Previews Scripted Drama STARTUP
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

At Crackle's upfront presentation held in New York today, Sony's streaming service announced the network's program, advertising and virtual reality offerings. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick & Marshall W. Mason to Receive 2016 Special TONY AWARDS for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today, April 19th that two-time Tony Award-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick and multiple Tony-nominated director Marshall W. Mason will be this year's recipients of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Musical Theater Project Goes Behind the Scenes of THE FANTASTICKS
by Roy Berko - Apr 19, 2016

What is the longest running musical in New York City history? No, it's not PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO or THE LION KING. It's that little musical, THE FANTASTICKS, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. It's been on the boards in Manhattan for over 56 years. (more...)

BWW Review: More Lovelier Than Ever, MY FAIR LADY Blossoms at Riverside
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 18, 2016

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's near masterpiece of a musical MY FAIR LADY took Broadway by storm 60 years ago this year and has become a 20th century classic. I am happy to report the plucky flower girl from the mean streets of London who gets molded into a proper lady is as lovely as ever as presented by Riverside Performing Arts Center. The sparkling wit, unrequited romance, musical hall turns and lush music are all performed with love and panache in director Patrick A'Hearn's production, featuring well-known DC actor Thomas Adrian Simpson as Henry Higgins and Riverside veteran Quinn Vogt-Welch in the title role. (more...)

Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

NOËL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at Film Forum from Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)

VIDEO: Iron Man Meets The Iron Lady at CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Paris Premiere
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Tonight Robert Downey, Jr., Don Cheadle, Emily Van Camp, and director Anthony Russo attended the Paris Premiere of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL war in support of Team Iron Man. Check out a few featurette below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Begin Residency at Carlyle Hotel's Bemelmans Bar
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 18, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Bemelmans Bar for a Sunday night residency throughout the spring 2016 season. Featuring top artists from the worlds of jazz, cabaret and Broadway alongside special unannounced guests, Sunday nights at Bemelmans Bar have become a favorite spot for a wide range of performing musicians across the city. Additionally, the classic watering hole has drawn crowds consisting of socialites, politicians, movie stars and moguls for more than five decades. (more...)

Jerry Joseph's 'By The Time Your Rocket Gets to Mars' Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Jerry Joseph releases By The Time Your Rocket Gets To Mars today on Voodoo Doughnut Recordings/Cosmo Sex School Records. (more...)

Sherman Playhouse's BLITHE SPIRIT to Open 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

?On Friday, April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2016 Season with the premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Harry Belafonte & More Turn Out for New Jewish Home's EIGHTY OVER EIGHTY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

 At its third annual Eight Over Eighty benefit gala last night, The New Jewish Home(formerly, Jewish Home Lifecare), one of the country's largest and most diversified nonprofit eldercare systems, honored eight trailblazing New Yorkers over 80. The event, at the Mandarin Oriental New York,attracted 440 guests and raised $1.2 million for The New Jewish Home's rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health care programs, which together serve 12,000 older New Yorkers each year. BroadwayWorld brings you coverage below! (more...)

Blue Jeans to Release Debut Album 'Songs Are Easy', 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Indie pop institution Jigsaw Records' new signing Blue Jeans release their debut album 'Songs are Easy' on May 13th. Is this something you should care about? (more...)

RJD Green Inc. Appoints Officers and Directors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016


Broadway AM Report, 4/1/2016 - SUNSET BOULEVARD, FULLY COMMITTED, April Fools and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 1, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SUNSET BOULEVARD begins in London, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson returns to Broadway! (more...)

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