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Carol Woods Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Carol Woods on March 30, 2016. As Rex Reed so eloquently described her, "Carol Woods is a spectacular performer, with a voice like a brand new trumpet and a personality that wraps her audience in a blanket of warmth and peace. In a box of crayons, she's the fire-engine red!" (more...)

GOOD PLAY CLUB to Launch This Month at The Blue Room Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

GOOD PLAY CLUB, presented by Black Swan State Theatre Company and The Blue Room Theatre invites Perth theatremakers, professional and emerging writers to come together and stand on the shoulders of giants. (more...)

Tenri Cultural Institute to Present BORDER CROSSINGS This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Tenri Cultural Institute  presents Border Crossings, a cultural exchange featuring works by American composer Richard Cameron-Wolfe and Ukrainian composer Volodymyr Runchak on Friday, March 11th at 8pm. (more...)

Freeform's 'Young & Hungry' Renewed for a Fourth Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Freeform picked up a fourth season of the hit original comedy series 'Young & Hungry,' it was announced today by Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming & Development, Freeform. Production on the new season begins today, Monday, March 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, MY FAIR LADY, a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries, and love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Park Square's 2016-17 Season to Include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE REALISTIC JONESES & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Park Square's 2016-2017 season promises to showcase Park Square at its inclusive best: (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...)

Bay Street Theater to Present DON PASQUALE, 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Donizetti's Classic Comedic Masterpiece, Don Pasquale, a night of Opera on Saturday, April 16 at 8 pm. Tickets are $25 side section, $35 middle section, $50 premium and available online at or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. (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...)

Margot Robbie to Portray Controversial Olympic Skater Tonya Harding in Upcoming Biopic
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Margot Robbie will take on the role of disgraced Olympic skater Tonya Harding in the upcoming biopic I, TONYA. (more...)

Nabiyah Be, Damon Daunno, Amber Gray, Patrick Page and More to Lead Chavkin & Mitchell's HADESTOWN Premiere at NYTW; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the cast for HADESTOWN, written by celebrated singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell and developed with and directed by the inventive two-time OBIE award-winning director Rachel Chavkin (Three Pianos; Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

DTC and The Sixth Floor Museum To Co-host Community Conversation on 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Dallas Theater Center and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will co-host a community conversation titled, "JFK - LBJ: Transition of Power" on March 21 at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Join the conversation led by the Museum's curator, Stephen Fagin, and featured panel members. This panel discussion will offer unique comparisons of President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, and showcase firsthand accounts from November 22, 1963-shared by three individuals representing the worlds of politics, presidential security, and photojournalism. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. (more...)

FRESH START to Run 4/1-3 at 52nd Street Project's Five Angels Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-ten year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished professional actors including Dan Butler, Carson Elrod, Daniel Jenkins, Matt Saldivar and others will perform in Fresh Start: The Rejuvenation Plays, the Project's Spring 2016 Playmaking show. (more...)

Roberto Tapia Premieres New Music Video 'Vale La Pena' on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The exclusive premiere of Regional Mexican singer Roberto Tapia's new music video, “Vale la Pena” will be on TELEMUNDO's “Al Rojo Vivo” (4pm/3c), today. (more...)

Critic's Choice: This Weekend's Openings...'And All That Jazz'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2016

Shows are opening, shows are closing and the newly reimagined national tour of The Phantom of the Opera continues its run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center this weekend. Theater in Tennessee continues its fast-paced run through 2016 with a number of new openings this week, thanks to Bongo After Hours Theatre, Nashville Rep, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Circle Players and more - and Cumberland County Playhouse, Arts Center of Cannon County, Street Theatre Company, Lakewood Theatre Company and ACT 1 continue runs of their latest shows - to give you even more opportunities to celebrate the magic of live theater in the Volunteer State! And on Monday night, The Chicago Talking Machine Company premieres its first Nashville show at the Centennial Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, April 6, 2016
by - Mar 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, April 6, 2016! (more...)

Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko Set for Talk Before The Dallas Opera Orchestra's Shostakovich Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and The Dallas Opera announced today that poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, the Russian Nobel Prize-nominated poet and author of the acclaimed poem, Babi Yar (1961), upon which the Shostakovich symphony is based, will participate in a pre-opera talk at 12:30 p.m. prior to The Dallas Opera Orchestra's 2 p.m. performance of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 13 in B flat minor, Op. 113 on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Superstars Grupo Intocable Premiere New Music Video 'Tu Ausencia' on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The exclusive premiere of Regional Mexican superstars Grupo Intocable's new music video, “Tu Ausencia” will be on TELEMUNDO's “Al Rojo Vivo” (4pm/3c), today. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center to Present HAMLET Readings This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today a HAMLET experience unlike any HAMLET you have witnessed before! It's every word, every line of the original text. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare readings of HAMLET will take the stage on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 at Hamon Hall in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Rep Stage to Conclude Season with Brooke Berman's HUNTING AND GATHERING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), closes its 23rd season with Brooke Berman's "Hunting and Gathering," directed by Kasi Campbell. Named as one of the Ten Best Plays by New York Magazine and lauded by Variety for its "bracing wit and intelligence," the play features four New Yorkers as they seek shelter, physically and spiritually, in a variety of temporary homes and with one another. In this smart and sexy comedy, relationship questions are recast as real estate issues-Who will move in with whom? What will be the price of this commitment?-and Berman take a fresh approach to examining the trials and tribulations of being on your own in a bewildering existential landscape. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: MY FAIR LADY Opens On Broadway Sixty Years Ago Tonight
by Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2016

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe's superb mixture of acerbic wit and lilting romance remain's one of Broadway's greatest musicals. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 15, 2016

Directors and producers throughout Middle Tennessee are seeking actors for upcoming productions of Verge Theater Company's Skinless, Legally Blonde, the Musical (at Columbia's Center for the Arts) and The Little Mermaid (directed by Brittany Blaire Anderson for Circle Players) - and the folks from Disney are planning auditions coming up in April, so you know you want to put on your ears and welcome them to Music City... We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse: go follow your dream! (more...)

Juan Rivera Premieres New Music Video 'Me Puse A Pensar' on Telemundo Today
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The exclusive premiere of singer songwriter Juan Rivera's new music video, “Me Puse a Pensar” will be on TELEMUNDO's “Al Rojo Vivo” (4pm/3c), today. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OEDIPUS REX & More Set for PICT's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A new venue, a new season schedule, intimate productions with a focus on characters and acting- PICT Classic Theatre celebrates its twentieth anniversary with a renewed energy and commitment to its mission of providing high-quality classic theater to Pittsburgh. (more...)

Shutterstock Launches Reverse Image Search and Visually Similar Search and Discovery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

NEW YORK, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global provider of imagery and music, today introduced innovative search and discovery features powered by its own custom-built convolutional neural network. Reverse image and advanced visually similar search capabilities for images fully launch today and Shutterstock will soon launch visually similar discovery for video. (more...)

Mark Murphy Memorial Concert Celebration Set for 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

The life, career and legacy of the late Mark Murphy, whom the Washington Post described as "a daringly original jazz singer whose unchained improvisational style made him a cult favorite and a powerful influence on a generation of younger performers," will be celebrated with music and reminiscences on Monday, March 14, 2016 at St Peter's Church in Manhattan. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) will take concertgoers Over The Rainbow and beyond on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 pm at A Tribute to Judy Garland featuring acclaimed vocalist and recording artist Hilary Kole. A Tribute to Judy Garland celebrates the timeless wonder of music made famous by Garland - the singer Fred Astaire called 'the greatest entertainer that ever lived.' Tickets start from $27 and are on sale now. (more...)

Ultra Music Festival Set Times & Final Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The final countdown has commenced! With just 7 days to go until Ultra Music Festival opens it's gates for its eighteenth edition, fans can now get busy planning their schedules as the Final Lineup and set times are confirmed! (more...)

Full Cast Set for English Touring Theatre & York Theatre Royal's BRIDESHEAD REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The full cast is announced today for the first ever large-scale stage production of Evelyn Waugh's classic novel Brideshead Revisited, adapted by Bryony Lavery, touring this spring and summer in the 50th anniversary year of Waugh's death. (more...)

I See Me! Introduces My Dinosaur Egg Hunt Personalized Storybook
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016


Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, March 30, 2016
by - Mar 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, March 30, 2016! (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Coming Up
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

Directors and producers throughout Middle Tennessee are seeking actors for upcoming productions of Legally Blonde, the Musical (at Columbia's Center for the Arts) and The Little Mermaid (directed by Brittany Blaire Anderson for Circle Players) and Metro Parks and the Music City Theatre Collective team up for a series of special classes, including an audition workshop, for this spring, and producer Ken Bernstein presents a workshop to enable you to “Tell Your Story” at Bongo After Hours Theatre. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse: go follow your dream! (more...)

Critic's Choice: If Life's A Cabaret, Why Aren't You At The Theater?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

Winter's apparently over - it's in the mid-70s, balmy and windy, as we write this - and even before Spring pops up all over, there's an amazing amount of good theater to be found in the Nashville area. In fact, there's so much to choose from that you have absolutely no excuse staying alone in your room. Instead, in the wise and wonderful words of Sally Bowles, life is a cabaret and you're far more likely to find that out in the darkened confines of a theater, where magic and mayhem is bound to happen. (more...)

Julieta Venegas Premieres New Music Video 'Tu Calor' Today on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The exclusive premiere of singer songwriter Julieta Venegas' new music video, “Tu Calor,” will be on TELEMUNDO's “Al Rojo Vivo” (4pm/3c), today. (more...)

BWW Interview: REX'S EXES, a Southern Fried Sequel, Debuts at Old Opera House
by Johnna Leary - Mar 10, 2016

Get ready for even more craziness with the Verdeen cousins as a huge helping of southern fried comedy, the farce Rex's Exes, debuts at the Old Opera House. Directed by Will Heyser-Paone, this stand-alone sequel written by Jones-Hope-Wooten, the comedic trio behind hits such as The Dixie Swim Club and The Hallelujah Girls, will premiere at the Old Opera House. Gaynelle Verdeen refuses to admit that she's turning 50, so her cousins attempt to throw her a surprise birthday party. However, the surprise is on them when the cousins are forced to turn the party into a full fledged family funeral! (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...)

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...)

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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