SCHOOL OF ROCK Vocal Selections Now Available
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2016

The published volume includes a dozen songs from the Broadway original cast recording arranged for voice with piano accompaniment. (more...)

Bass Player Extraordinaire Stu Hamm Brings His Rock Experience to U.S This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

STU HAMM has been THE go-to bass player for the world's great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave HAMM the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide. (more...)

Jon Heidtke to Direct Learfield's Transformative Texas A&M Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

Jonathan McReynolds Launches Three National Scholarships
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

?Following a successful launch of his nonprofit organization Elihu Nation earlier this year in his native Chicago, acclaimed GRAMMY nominated artist Jonathan McReynolds is launching the Elihu Nation Scholarship, comprising a total of $9,000 in scholarships to be awarded to college students, with three scholarships available at $3,000 each.  Kicking off June 1st, the application process for the Elihu Nation Scholarship will be open at www.ElihuNation.org to submit applications from June 1st to July 31st. (more...)

Robert LaPenta to Lead New York City's 2016 Columbus Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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New York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New York City Opera General Director Michael Capasso today announced the 2016-17 season of City Opera, a full season of new productions, concerts, and presentations for the "people's opera." New York City Opera will offer five operas (including a double bill) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater; two chamber operas, including a Spanish baroque work at Harlem Stage as part of its O?pera en Espan?ol series, and New York City Opera Concerts at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera and concert. (more...)

Victor J. Wright Pens THE WRIGHT STUFF
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

When Victor J. Wright suffered a spinal cord injury during a high school football game in 1976, his life was changed forever. Wright, who passed away in 2016, was a quadriplegic; he pushed through with help from his faith, his family and his friends to become one of the first quadriplegics to earn a college degree. In 'The Wright Stuff: A Story of Perseverance, Inspiration and Hope' (published by AuthorHouse), David D. Rutherford, one of Wright's former classmates and friends, shares Wright's incredible story of perseverance in the face of overwhelming adversity. (more...)

Bass Legend Stu Hamm to Embark On 'Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016'
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Bass legend Stu Hamm will be embarking on his “Solo Bass Songs and Stories Tour 2016” first of June! Having stunned audiences across the world with his innovative playing (more...)

The Hub Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The Hub Theatre announced their 2016-17 season today. Featuring a brand new play by Hub's Artistic Director, and the DC Area debut of playwright Christopher Chen. Season 9 also see's the return of Philip Dawkins, who's FAILURE: A LOVE STORY wowed audiences at The Hub in 2014. (more...)

Bellwether Enterprise Hires Executive Vice President
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

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Dunn Names Alum Randy Pembrook as SIUE Chancellor
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 6-12, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Tom Wopat, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 5, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella with Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, and Rachel Bay Jones; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; Kurt Weill on Broadway with Mary Testa and Friends; Victoria Cook at 54 Below; Women in the World of Sondheim: Katie Welsh and Emily Whitaker. (more...)

Pop to Premiere Second Season of Docu-Series SING IT ON, 7/27
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Capturing the heart and soul of collegiate a cappella and what it takes to win the ICCA competition, Pop has teamed up with executive producers John Legend's Get Lifted Film Co., Sharp Entertainment and CORE Media Group, to bring television viewers a second season of SING IT ON (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago Extends DEATH & HARRY HOUDINI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the extension of the first play to ever grace its stage, the magic-filled crowd favorite Death & Harry Houdini, written and directed by The House Theatre of Chicago Artistic Director Nathan Allen and starring Company Member and professional magician Dennis Watkins as Harry Houdini. Filled with stunning magic, poignant dialogue and original music, Death & Harry Houdini presents the story of history's most famous magician and his life-long war against Death. (more...)

Tickets to Kristin Chenoweth Performance at Winspear Opera House on Sale 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and AEG Live announced on June 20 that tickets for Kristin Chenoweth will go on sale Friday, July 1 at 10 a.m. Emmy® and Tony Award® -winning actress Kristin Chenoweth brings her unique and powerful voice to Dallas for a one-night-only performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL Offers Free Tickets to Veterans for 4th of July Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical are proud to celebrate our nation's heroes by offering FREE* tickets to the 4th of July shows, to veterans of the Military, Fire and Police departments, NPS Rangers and their families, and $20 tickets for all other performances to both active and retired personnel. (more...)

Inamori Foundation Announces Three Laureates of 2016 Kyoto Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

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Lincoln Center Theater to Continue Platform Series with OSLO's J.T. Rogers & Bartlett Sher
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, begins its 19th season on Wednesday, July 6 at 6pm with J.T. ROGERS and BARTLETT SHER, the writer and director of LCT's production of the new play OSLO, currently in previews and opening on Monday, July 11 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.  (more...)

Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Perform with The Cincinnati Pops Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra welcomes award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth to Riverbend Music Center on Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER at Lincoln Center is Stunning and Affecting
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 13, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Center is now presenting their 2016 at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater through June 19th. See the company's stunning displays of modern dance that celebrate the African-American cultural experience. (more...)

BWW Review: Highly Watchable New Production of OUT OF BOUNDS at #NAF2016 Needs More Nuanced Directorial Eye
by David Fick - Jul 7, 2016

Although OUT OF BOUNDS is highly watchable, director Crizelle Anthony should re-interrogate her production thoroughly so as to refine both her vision and her execution of this still significant South African play by Rajesh Gopie (more...)

Ben C. Sutton Jr. Named To U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Foundation Board Of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Ben C. Sutton, Jr., founder and Chairman emeritus of IMG College, has been named to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee foundation board of trustees. Find out more about the Foundation board of trustees at http://www.teamusa.org/us-olympic-and-paralympic-foundation/about-the-foundation. (more...)

Broadway Icon Kristin Chenoweth to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth, star of Broadway's original 'Wicked' and Tony-winner for 'You're A Good Man Charlie Brown,' star of TV's 'Glee' and Emmy-winner for 'Pushing Daisies,' will perform solo shows for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on August 14 at 6pm for one show only, and at Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on August 16 for two shows at 6pm and 8:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tenor Barry Banks Counts Himself Lucky
by Erica Miner - Jul 25, 2016

From his early youth in Staffordshire, UK, Barry Banks had a burning desire to sing. (more...)

FloDesign Sonics Adds Kevin Delbridge to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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James Denton to Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie FOR LOVE AND HONOR
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hallmark Channel's 'Summer Nights' programming event continues with the new, original movie FOR LOVE AND HONOR, premiering Saturday, July 30, 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

ESPN Names Seasoned Execs to Lead Programming & Production Efforts
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

ESPN has named five seasoned and creative executives to lead the wide-ranging areas comprising its Programming and Production efforts. Each of these individuals will now report to ESPN President John Skipper. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Kentucky Arts Students 'Promised' One 'Boss' Experience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

'Talk about a dream and try and make it real,' those are the words of one of the world's most popular rock and roll icons, Bruce Springsteen. (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for Jay Leno at Winspear Opera House This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for the legendary comedian Jay Leno will go on sale Friday, September 9 at 10 a.m. Jay Leno, the popular host of the top-rated 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' will entertain the audience for one night only at 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Off-Broadway Venues Will Dim Lights in Memory of Signature Theatre's James Houghton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Honoring his work and dedication to the Off-Broadway community, numerous Off-Broadway theatres will dim their lights on Thursday at 7:45PM, in memory of theatre legend James (Jim) Houghton, who died on August 2nd at the age of 57. (more...)

Signature Theatre Mourns Passing of Founding Artistic Director, James Houghton
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

Houghton stepped down as the company's artistic director last month. (more...)

Playwright Philip Dawkins' Family History Brought to Life in THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave ) and Sideshow Theatre Company present the world premiere of "The Happiest Place on Earth," written by and starring Joseph Jefferson Award-winning playwright and Sideshow Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins and directed by Sideshow Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green.  The show runs Sept. 17 - Oct. 23 with the press opening on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords to Launch 6th Season with BORN DRY BUT DETERMINED TO DROWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) kicks off their sixth season of independent theatre in Greenwich Village with BORN DRY BUT DETERMINED TO DROWN. (more...)


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SUSAN WINTER to Reprise Award-Winning Show LOVE ROLLS ON In New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Series at Metropolitan Room, 10/7 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2016

Eight years after launching her show 'Love Rolls On' (originally directed by Lina Koutrakos) at the Metropolitan Room, Susan Winter will reprise her critically acclaimed show, featuring classics of the Great American Songbook and future standards by contemporary writers, at the same venue in the 13th installment of the celebrated monthly series produced by Stephen Hanks' NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS (Associate Producer Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD). With Rick Jensen as Musical Director on piano and Tom Hubbard on bass, Winter will perform LOVE ROLLS ON on October 7 at 7 pm. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Theatrefy Your Summer
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Aug 2, 2016

Summer is for friends, family, fun times, and fearing reading assignments. In the months of schoolless weekdays, some of us thespians do summer theatre camps, in and out of town. Some take master classes, or perform in mainstage theatre shows, or rehearse for show choirs or Thespian troupes. If you're an older theatre kid like me, there's also college-searching to be done. (more...)

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to Perform 'PLAY AND PLAY' at SUNY Binghamton
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The award-winning choreographer, MacArthur Genius Award and National Medal of the Arts recipient, Bill T. Jones brings his company, the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company to SUNY Binghamton to present his mesmerizing Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music on September 24, 7:30PM at the Anderson Center at SUNY Binghamton. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth at MPAC This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth returns to Mayo Performing Arts Center for their opening night celebration on Friday, September 23, 2016 and Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $79 - $149 (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

Celebration Theatre presents West Coast Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Celebration Theatre presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the first show in its 2016-2017 season, the West Coast premiere of CHARM, written by Philip Dawkins and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael Matthews.  CHARMwill begin previews on Saturday, September 3 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 9 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, October 23 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win a Table for Two at SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS with Nikki M. James, Max Von Essen, and Laura Michelle Kelly.
by BWW Contests - Aug 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving you and a friend a chance to go to SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS at Birdland Jazz Club Monday night! (August 15th, 2016). The winners will be comped a table for the event. There is a $10 food/drink minimum per person. (more...)

Scoop: LIFE IN PIECES on CBS - Thursday, September 1, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIFE IN PIECES, airing on CBS on Thursday, September 1, 2016! (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE Goes on Sale This Week at Cobb Energy Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Fox Theatre in partnership with the Cobb Energy Centre announced today that individual tickets for the return engagement of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Dowling's Leadership Continues To Receive Impressive Recognition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

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