Food Network to Premiere New Competition Series CAKE WARS: CHRISTMAS, 11/9
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Seven teams consisting of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver go head-to-head this holiday season in the ultimate sugar-packed competition trying to outdo each other with their outrageous holiday cake displays on Food Network's Cake Wars: Christmas (more...)

The American Theatre for Actors to Name Theater After Tony Winner John Cullum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that on Friday, October 16, The Chernuchin Theatre, one of the theatres housed at The American Theatre for Actors (ATA, 314 West 54th Street, New York City) will be named for beloved Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum. He is best known as Holling, the bartender in 'Northern Exposure.' (more...)

NYTF to Take on Restored Operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] presented the citywide mega-festival KulturfestNYC this past summer. Now, entering into its 101st season and inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYTF takes on the rediscovered and restored Yiddish American Operetta The Golden Bride, playing December 2, 2015, through January 3, 2016, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, NYC. Pre-sale tickets are now available and can be purchased by calling (866) 811-4111 or visiting www.nytf.org. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio Presents CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2015

Theatre Artists Studio (4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, Scottsdale, AZ 85254) presents CINDERELLA, November 27 - December 13, 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: Matt Damon Stars in Action Adventure THE MARTIAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Matt Damon stars in the new action-adventure film, THE MARTIAN.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Legend John Cullum Gets His Own Theatre on 54th Street!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

On Friday, October 16, The Chernuchin Theatre, one of the theatres housed at The American Theatre for Actors (ATA, 314 West 54th Street, New York City) was named for beloved Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum. He is best known as Holling, the bartender in 'Northern Exposure.' (more...)

The American Theatre for Actors Names Theater After Tony Winner John Cullum Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Today, October 16, The Chernuchin Theatre, one of the theatres housed at The American Theatre for Actors (ATA, 314 West 54th Street, New York City) will be named for beloved Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum. He is best known as Holling, the bartender in 'Northern Exposure.' (more...)

Food Network Premieres New Competition Series CAKE WARS: CHRISTMAS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Seven teams consisting of a cake artist, sugar sculptor and master food carver go head-to-head this holiday season in the ultimate sugar-packed competition trying to outdo each other with their OUTRAGEOUS holiday cake displays on Food Network's Cake Wars: Christmas, premiering tonight, November 9th at 9:00pm ET/PT. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Stage First Revival of THE GOLDEN BRIDE in 70 Years
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Now entering its 101st season, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] will present the first contemporary revival of the lost Yiddish American operetta classic THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale). (more...)

First Off-Broadway Revival of THE GOLDEN BRIDE Begins Performances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Now entering its 101st season, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] will present the first contemporary revival of the lost Yiddish American operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale).  Featuring a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14, this rare glimpse back into musical theater history begins previews December 2 as part of NYTF's inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage [MJH]. The production marks the first long-running, full-scale production hosted at the Museum's 375-seat Edmond J. Safra Hall, which will be specially transformed for this ambitious event. Opening night is slated for Wednesday, December 9. (more...)

West-End Transfers, Comedians, Circus Set for Spring 2016 Season at Sutton Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

After an exciting first season, Sutton Theatres is proud to announce its spring 2016 season of West End transfers, high profile comedians and new circus work alongside local community pieces. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene to Host Gala Performance of THE GOLDEN BRIDE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Now entering its 101st season, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] will honor David S. and Sylvia Steiner (joint lead producers on Golda's Balcony starring Tovah Feldshuh for Broadway and Film) at a Gala performance of the lost 1923 Yiddish American Operetta classic THE GOLDEN BRIDE on December 8 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. (more...)

John Cullum to Lead Irish Rep's THE BURIAL AT THEBES, by Seamus Heaney
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

The Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) announces its first production of 2016, THE BURIAL AT THEBES written by Irish Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, based on Sophocles' Antigone. (more...)

Food Network Announces December 2015 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Food Network celebrates the season with themed specials, not-to-be-missed finales and holiday-themed episodes throughout December! (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio to Present CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

With music, lyrics, and book by Ezra Weiss, Cinderella offers fresh new take on the fairytale favorite, and this delightful new musical is sure to offer a rollicking good time for the whole family. (more...)

Ocean Carolina to Release 'Maudlin Days' 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Ocean Carolina is what happens when a life-long musician stops questioning himself and lets the music unfold on its own. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre to Open Season with THE ROYAL FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's 53rd Season opens with The Royal Family, the Tony Award-winning American classic by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Performances begin Wednesday, May 27th and continue through Sunday, June 21st at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. Individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by visiting ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Tamar Braxton Launches New Single 'If I Don't Have You' to Radio Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Grammy-nominatedsinger, songwriter, and television superstarTamar Braxtonlaunches 'IfI Don't Have You,'her lead single from the forthcoming album,Calling All Lovers (more...)

Transport Group to Present Helen Keller-Inspired THREE DAYS TO SEE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its 2015 summer production Three Days To See, a performance piece conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III, slated to run July 12 - August 16 at Theatre 79. The cast includes Ito Aghayere (Orange is the New Black, The Liquid Plain), Patrick Boll (Mamma Mia, All the Way Home), Marc De La Cruz (If/Then, Allegiance), Theresa McCarthy (Queen of the Mist, Floyd Collins), Chinaza Uche (Bintou, The Day On Which a Man Dies), Barbara Walsh (Company, Falsettos), and Zoe Wilson. Transport Group's 2015 season will also include the previously announced revival of Once Upon a Mattress starring John 'Lypsinka' Epperson and Jackie Hoffman, slated for the fall. The previously announced musical, The Blonde Streak, has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Sail Into The Ordway This August
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE will run August 4-16, 2015 at The Ordway.  (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY to Pkay Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, 6/17-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals of all time.  The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.  You can experience this Tony Award-winning Broadway classic at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts June 17-27.  (more...)

Ocean Carolina Releases 'Maudlin Days' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Ocean Carolina is what happens when a life-long musician stops questioning himself and lets the music unfold on its own. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's THREE DAYS TO SEE
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 25, 2015

Transport Group will soon present Three Days to See, conceived and directed by Jack Cummings III, based on the words of Helen Keller.  Three Days to See is scheduled to begin performances July 12, open July 26, and finish its run August 16 at Theatre 79, 79 East 4 Street.  (more...)

THE GOLD Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

THE GOLD, a new musical featuring a book by Andrea Lepcio & Philip Yosowitz and music and lyrics by Philip Yosowitz, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Developmental Reading Series. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Plays Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Now thru 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals of all time.  The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.  You can experience this Tony Award-winning Broadway classic at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts tonight, June 17-27.  (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Joins Cast of Off-Broadway's THE GOLDEN BRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Rachel Zatcoff (coming directly from a run as Christine in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway) has joined the cast of THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale), which returns for a limited Off-Broadway engagement beginning July 4th. As originally presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] in December of 2015, the production was nominated for 2 Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Featuring a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14, this rare glimpse back into musical theater history will run through August 28 at The Museum of Jewish Heritage's Edmond J. Safra Hall. (more...)

EAST IS EAST National Tour Opens in Brighton Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Pauline McLynn (Father Ted, Shameless, EastEnders) will play Ella Khan in Ayub Khan Din's critically-acclaimed play East is East, which was part of Jamie Lloyd's second Trafalgar Transformed season, directed by Sam Yates, on a 16 week National Tour from tonight 11 June 2015, commencing at Theatre Royal, Brighton. East is East is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Richard Howell and sound and music by Alex Baranowski. (more...)

Theatre Artists Studio's 2015-16 Season to Include THE WEIR, GRAND CONCOURSE & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Studio has announced its 2015-2016 season. Here's a breakdown of currently scheduled events and dates! (more...)

Impromptu Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON, who is set to appear as the great Broadway impresario extraordinaire FLORENZ ZIEGFELD, JR. Oct. 14 th -16 th of 2016 in the new CONUNDRUM THEATRE COMPANY revival production of FUNNY GIRL at THE HISTORIC RIALTO THEATRE in South Pasadena, is among the nominees for Best Actor for THE 2015 / 2016 ELATE SEASON TICKET HOLDER AWARDS. Mr. Robinson has been nominated for his performance as the debonair, but aging, leading man Ernest in Tad Mosel's classic one-act allegorical comedy- drama of life in The Theatre, IMPROMPTU, which was a part of THE EMMANUEL LUTHERAN ACTORS THEATRE ENSEMBLE - ELATE evening of four one-acts JUST 4 FUN presented at THE LINCOLN STEGMAN THEATRE in North Hollywood. In addition to Mr. Robinson, his fellow IMPROMPTU cast members: CASEY KRUBINER as Winnifred, JOEY TREZISE as Tony and LUCY KRUBINER as Lora, have all received Best Supporting Performance Award nominations for their fine work in Mosel's play. TAD MOSEL is best known as the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama All the Way Home.  (more...)

BWW Review: Find Your Grail at the Athens Theater's SPAMALOT
by Libby Champion - Jul 27, 2016

Based on the quintessential British comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the Athens Theater's production of SPAMALOT will have you not only crying of laughter, but wishing you could see it again and again. Whether you're the number one Monty Python fan in your family and know every line of the film, or this is your first dive into the quirky and over-the-top humor of Python, the show's wit, tenacity, and outstanding musical numbers leave something for everyone to enjoy. (more...)

FILLS MONKEY to Make UK Debut at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

A sensational humour-rhythmic mayhem infused drumming extravaganza and it's coming to the UK for the first time to appear at this year's Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

Musical Comedy HALF TIME, Formerly GOTTA DANCE, Eyes Spring 2017 Broadway Bow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

?Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that the new musical comedy formerly known as Gotta Dance, which recently played a triumphant World Premiere at Broadway in Chicago's Bank of America Theater, will open on Broadway in the Spring of 2017 as HALF TIME. (more...)

The Church Basement Ladies' RISE UP, O MEN to Play Plymouth Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Curt Wollan and Troupe America Inc., the producer of the national hit musical comedy series The Church Basement Ladies announce the ladies return to Plymouth Playhouse with a completely new look at what happens in their Church Basement kitchen. You've met the ladies, now meet the men. Told from a male perspective (with the ladies), the truth is revealed about what happens in the kitchen of the church basement in this hilarious yet touching new musical titled RISE UP, O MEN, the sixth in the popular series, previews August 17-19, opening August 20 and continuing through November 13, 2016. (more...)

Bayou Theatre Company to Stage PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Bayou Theatre Company continues it's 2014-2015 Season "Finding the Real" with Stew's musical "Passing Strange," exploring themes of acceptance, identity, the importance of family and love, set in various parts of Europe like Amsterdam, and Berlin. Passing Strange is directed by Bayou Theatre Company's Artistic Director Alric Davis with musical direction by Donte Wright, and will be performed at the Frenetic Theatre Thursday - Saturday August 6th - 8th nightly at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics to Stage THE WEDDING SINGER This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Based on the 1998 hit film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, THE WEDDING SINGER brings of all the hilarity of the iconic film to the stage, with all-new songs that will make you wanna jam out with your Walkman to your favorite hair-band cassettes! (more...)

BWW Review: Tony Winner Trezanna Beverley Skillfully Channels Iconic Cabaret Star Mabel Mercer In MABEL MADNESS at Urban Stages
by Alix Cohen - Feb 25, 2016

Some years ago when Tony Award-winning actress (for For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf (Ntozake Shange) and playwright Trezanna Beverley's voice coach suggested she listen to Mabel Mercer, the artist had not heard of the nightclub and cabaret singing icon. A trip to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (Harlem) began a protracted period of research into Mercer's life and work. Beverley found she not only respected and admired her subject, but felt a kinship both in spirit and color. Inspired, she decided to write her own theatrical script about Mercer's life and art with the goal of playing her in a one-woman show. Her dream has been realized with Mabel Madness, a play with music that opened this week at Urban Stages and runs until March 20. (more...)

THE GOLDEN BRIDE Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Now entering its 101st season, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] will present the first contemporary revival of the lost Yiddish American operetta comedy THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale).  Featuring a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14, this rare glimpse back into musical theater history begins previews December 2 as part of NYTF's inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage [MJH]. The production marks the first long-running, full-scale production hosted at the Museum's 375-seat Edmond J. Safra Hall. Opening night is slated for Wednesday, December 9. (more...)

THE GOLDEN BRIDE to End Off-Broadway Run This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Now in its 101st season, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] presents the first Off-Broadway revival of the lost Yiddish American hit THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale).  Featuring a cast of 20 and an orchestra of 14, this rare glimpse back into musical theater history began performances December 2 as part of NYTF's inaugural year in residency at the Museum of Jewish Heritage [MJH]. The production marks the first long-running, full-scale production hosted at the Museum's 375-seat Edmond J. Safra Hall. Performances run through January 3. (more...)

Off-Broadway's GOLDEN BRIDE to Offer Free Bus Service
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Campus Coach Lines has announced its plan for a new free-to-the-public bus service from Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan to the Museum of Jewish Heritage [MJH] in Battery Park City. In sync with Lower Manhattan's cultural renaissance, and part of ongoing efforts in increasing accessibility to the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the bus service will commence this Thursday, December 17, shuttling patrons to the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene's [NYTF] critically-acclaimed production of The Golden Bride. (more...)

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Sail Into The Ordway This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE will run August 4-16, 2015 at The Ordway.  (more...)

Philly POPS to Open Season with Sinatra Concerts in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

The Philly POPS will kick off its 2015/2016 season with a full slate of activities for Sinatra Weekend, October 9-11. (more...)

NYTF to Remount THE GOLDEN BRIDE Off-Broadway This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

One of the most acclaimed musicals of 2015 returns for a limited engagement. Beginning July 4th, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] presents an encore of the first Off-Broadway revival of the lost Yiddish-American hit operetta THE GOLDEN BRIDE (Di Goldene Kale).  (more...)

A LITTLE TRAVELING MUSIC Set for The Triad, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Kinky Boots' Eric Leviton and The Producers' Michael Kostroff reprise their Nightlife Award-winning comic cabaret show, 'A Little Traveling Music,' for one night at the Triad, at 158 W. 72nd Street, between Broadway and Columbus, on the 2nd floor. (more...)

LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA Extends at The Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA has been extended by popular demand through Sunday, May 17 at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. Hackford, best known for his films An Officer and a Gentleman, Against All Odds, The Devil's Advocate,. (more...)

Dirty Water Records Presents The Cavemen (NZ) Worldwide Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

In New Zealand you don't give yourself a band name like The Cavemen lightly. You're setting out your stall for all to see. In polite company, any mention of these infamous Auckland punks register merely cold stares and hushed voices. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut will present THE WIZARD OF OZ by the ever-popular Stevens Puppets of Indiana on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 1 & 3 p.m. in the Ballard Institute Theater, located at 1 Royce Circle in Storrs Center. (more...)

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