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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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Based on the novel The Ambassadorsby Henry James

BWW Interview: Central Florida Native Brent Wakelin Dishes About Enchanted Object Life in BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Interview: Central Florida Native Brent Wakelin Dishes About Enchanted Object Life in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Kimberly Moy - May 8, 2015

Brent Wakelin is a Central Florida native and UCF graduate who is currently on tour in the ensemble with this production. Brent took a few moments between shows to answer a few of our questions. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 2-8THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - May 8, 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 the cast of FINDING NEVERLAND recording the original cast album, a first look at the Encores! production of ZORBA!, and Brandy Norwood joining the cast of CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

Gerard Depardieu to Lead HOUSE OF CARDS in Netflix's French Adaptation?Gerard Depardieu to Lead HOUSE OF CARDS in Netflix's French Adaptation?
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Could the newest incarnation of HOUSE OF CARDS have already found its leading man? (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic and Buffalo Public Schools Win Yale School of Music AwardBuffalo Philharmonic and Buffalo Public Schools Win Yale School of Music Award
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

BUFFALO, NY - West Side Connection, a six-year-old partnership between the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Buffalo Public Schools located in the orchestra's West Side neighborhood, has earned a Yale Distinguished Music Educator Award. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/22/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/22/2015
by BWW - May 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 5/22/2015. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Launches Online Ticketing Reservation SystemON THE TOWN Launches Online Ticketing Reservation System
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The 2015 Tony nominated musical On The Town announced today a brand new online reservation system, allowing for an online seat reservation prior to a ticket purchase. Beginning Friday, May 22, ticket-buyers can go to OnTheTownBroadway.com and reserve their tickets, at no charge, for an upcoming performance. Once the reservation is complete, the tickets can be paid for at the Lyric Theatre Box Office (213 West 42nd Street) up until one hour prior to curtain. (more...)

Martell Cognac Celebrates 300th Anniversary with Spectacular Party at the Palace of VersaillesMartell Cognac Celebrates 300th Anniversary with Spectacular Party at the Palace of Versailles
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Martell, the oldest of the great cognac Houses celebrated its landmark 300 th anniversary at a glittering celebration which took place last night at the historic Palace of Versailles in France. (more...)

Transfast Launches Instant Bank Deposits to PakistanTransfast Launches Instant Bank Deposits to Pakistan
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

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Photo Flash: Adrienne Haan Performs at Gallery NeuePhoto Flash: Adrienne Haan Performs at Gallery Neue
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

While performing her triumphant musical tour of the United States, European Cabaret artist Adrienne Haan followed up her recent critically acclaimed engagements at The Actors Temple and The Cutting Room in New York by dazzling audiences with her performances at the prestigious Embassy Series in Washington DC and sold out show at the Neue Galerie's Cafe Sabarsky in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable RepertoireBWW Reviews: ABT's 75th ANNIVERSARY GALA Served up a Retrospective Feast of Excerpts from the Company's Incomparable Repertoire
by Sondra Forsyth - May 21, 2015

ABT's 75th Anniversary Gala, a balletomane's dream of a performance on May 18th 2015 at the Metropolitan Opera House in Lincoln Center, treated the nearly sold-out audience to a joyous celebration in dance and archival images of the American Ballet Theatre's seven-and-a-half decade reign as 'America's National Ballet Company'. That designation became official with an act of Congress on April 27th 2006, but the troupe founded by Richard Pleasant with Lucia Chase and Oliver Smith as Co-Directors in 1940 had embraced the ethos of this country right from the start. (more...)

E! Announces Summer Premiere Dates for BRUCE JENNER Doc & MoreE! Announces Summer Premiere Dates for BRUCE JENNER Doc & More
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2015

Pop culture powerhouse E! today unveiled its “E! Summer Here” programming line-up, including a dynamic slate of new series premieres and popular returning franchises that will continue to sizzle all summer along. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Announces Schedule for 2015-16 BPO Rocks SeasonBuffalo Philharmonic Announces Schedule for 2015-16 BPO Rocks Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

BUFFALO, NY -- Your Buffalo Philharmonic rocks in the 2015-16 season with classic hits of the 60s, 70s, and 80s re-interpreted with a full orchestra. Exceptional bands and exciting show lighting provide a rock-concert atmosphere for the five-show BPO Rocks Series presented by Key Private Bank.  (more...)

Sara Haley Launches Complete Postnatal Training Program, Expecting MORE: The 4th Trimester WorkoutSara Haley Launches Complete Postnatal Training Program, Expecting MORE: The 4th Trimester Workout
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

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Photo Flash: BROADWAY BETS Raises $137,200 for BC/EFAPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BETS Raises $137,200 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Theater fans, celebrities and industry insiders grabbed their seats at poker tables on Monday, May 18, 2015, to raise $137,200 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the inaugural edition of Broadway Bets. Hosted by Sardi's restaurant in the heart of New York City's theatre district, Broadway Bets(#broadwaybets), a first-of-its-kind Broadway poker tournament, offered the theatre community a new and unique way to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

VeganSmart's Detox Program Launches New Alternative to Veganism for Non-VegansVeganSmart's Detox Program Launches New Alternative to Veganism for Non-Vegans
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

VeganSmart, A Naturade product and the premier choice for all-natural, nutritional vegan protein shakes, is now offering a new method of pursuing optimal health with the introduction of their detox program. (more...)

President Obama Nominates Akhil Amar, Robert Zimmerman for National Council on the HumanitiesPresident Obama Nominates Akhil Amar, Robert Zimmerman for National Council on the Humanities
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts. (more...)

Tommy Hilfiger Set to Show Men's Spring Collection in JuneTommy Hilfiger Set to Show Men's Spring Collection in June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp., announced that Tommy Hilfiger will present its Spring 2016 men's collections, including tailored, sportswear and underwear, at London Collections: Men on June 14, 2015 and at the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's on July 15, 2015. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Release Complete Box Set of THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 6/9New York Philharmonic to Release Complete Box Set of THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The final recording and complete box set of The Nielsen Project - the New York Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - will be released June 9, 2015, coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the composer's birth. The final recording features Nielsen's complete concertos: the Flute Concerto with Principal Flute Robert Langevin, Clarinet Concerto with Principal Clarinet Anthony McGill, and Violin Concerto with Danish violinist Nikolaj Znaider. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse Honors Richard GuidoMillbrook Playhouse Honors Richard Guido
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, have announce that the application period for 'The Richard Guido Memorial Scholarship Fund' will open at the season launch, Another Opening, Another Season on June 6 at 6:00 pm. (more...)

G.I. Jobs® Releases Hot Franchises for Veterans - Top franchise businesses provide opportunities for veterans to be their own bossG.I. Jobs® Releases Hot Franchises for Veterans - Top franchise businesses provide opportunities for veterans to be their own boss
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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Nicola Benedetti Named New Brand Ambassador for Raymond WeilNicola Benedetti Named New Brand Ambassador for Raymond Weil
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

RAYMOND WEIL, the luxury Swiss watchmaker, announced classical violinist - Nicola Benedetti MBE, is the Brand's first female music Ambassador. (more...)

Rare Audrey Hepburn Photographs to Be Displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, This SummerRare Audrey Hepburn Photographs to Be Displayed at the National Portrait Gallery, This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Thirty-five important photographs of Audrey Hepburn from the personal collection of her sons, Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti, will go on rare UK display in the National Portrait Gallery's summer exhibition Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon, it was announced today. This major photography exhibition, which will explore the life and career of the celebrated film star, is the first British exhibition to be organised with support from the Audrey Hepburn Estate. (more...)

Tom Holland Aligns with MostFit as a Brand AmbassadorTom Holland Aligns with MostFit as a Brand Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

MostFit is excited and proud to announce the onboarding of internationally recognized exercise physiologist and certified sports nutritionist Tom Holland, as a Brand Ambassador. (more...)

Track List Revealed for THE KING AND I Cast Album; Available Digitally Starting 6/2Track List Revealed for THE KING AND I Cast Album; Available Digitally Starting 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Decca Broadway/Universal Music Classics will release the 2015 Broadway Cast Recording of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, starring Kelli O'Hara as Anna Leonowens and Ken Watanabe as the King of Siam, available digitally June 2 and physically on June 9. The complete tracklist  has been revealed, and fans of the musical might noticed that some songs (including the Act 1 Finale and Hello, Young Lovers Reprise) did not make the cut.  The tracklist is as follows: (more...)

Put on Your Poker Face! BC/EFA Hosts 'Broadway Bets' Tournament TonightPut on Your Poker Face! BC/EFA Hosts 'Broadway Bets' Tournament Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Broadway's biggest behind-the-scenes players are going 'all in' for Broadway Bets, the inaugural Broadway poker tournament benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Bets is a Texas Hold 'em poker tournament set for tonight, May 18, at Sardi's, New York City's iconic theatre district restaurant at 234 West 44th Street. (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre BeganBWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Back Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn in JuneBroadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Back Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn in June
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Latin-American star Marco Zunino in the role of "that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom" Billy Flynn for 16 performances only, June 1-14, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Yolanda Kondonassis - Have Harp, Will TravelBWW Interviews: Yolanda Kondonassis - Have Harp, Will Travel
by Paul Batterson - May 15, 2015

Yolanda Kondonassis wants to change people's mind about what the harp sounds like when the world renowned harpist performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on May 15 and 16 at the Southern Theatre (21 East Main Street in downtown Columbus). (more...)

VIDEO: Martin Short Invites Fans to Go 'All in' With BROADWAY BETS Inaugural TournamentVIDEO: Martin Short Invites Fans to Go 'All in' With BROADWAY BETS Inaugural Tournament
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2015

Do you feel lucky? Below, watch Martin Short welcome the Broadway community to attend BC/EFA's upcoming poker game! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/15/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/15/2015
by BWW - May 15, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 5/15/2015. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Artistic Director to Helm American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary GalaChester Theatre Company Artistic Director to Helm American Ballet Theatre's 75th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chester Theatre Company Artistic Director Byam Stevens has been engaged by American Ballet Theatre to conceive, direct and produce, in partnership with ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, the company's 75th Anniversary Gala celebration. The Gala will take place at the Metropolitan Opera House on Monday, May 18.  (more...)

Renee Fleming to Stay for Two More Years as Lyric Opera of Chicago's Creative ConsultantRenee Fleming to Stay for Two More Years as Lyric Opera of Chicago's Creative Consultant
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

General director Anthony Freud announced today that Lyric Opera of Chicago has extended its agreement with world-famous soprano Renee Fleming to serve as its creative consultant for the next two years. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2015 to Benefit Urban Initiatives, Honor Callow & Rashad, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the transformative power of Shakespeare with GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier. (more...)

Denyce Graves, Trey Songz & Others Inducted into BGCA Hall of FameDenyce Graves, Trey Songz & Others Inducted into BGCA Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

On May 13, top athletes, entertainers and business leaders will be inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) Alumni Hall of Fame. (more...)

Bikini.com Signs Elena Delle Donne, WNBA Star, as Expert Editor in Health & Fitness and Brand AmbassadorBikini.com Signs Elena Delle Donne, WNBA Star, as Expert Editor in Health & Fitness and Brand Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

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Ismael Cala and Amazon Launch Second Literary Contest of Indie Authors in SpanishIsmael Cala and Amazon Launch Second Literary Contest of Indie Authors in Spanish
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

MIAMI, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Ismael Cala and Amazon announce the Second Literary Contest of Indie Authors in Spanish. Through this initiative, independent authors can publish their unpublished works on theKindle Direct Publishing (KDP)platform. (more...)

28th Annual MDA Ride for Life Raises More Than $1.1 Million to Fuel the Fight Against Muscle Disease28th Annual MDA Ride for Life Raises More Than $1.1 Million to Fuel the Fight Against Muscle Disease
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

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Nick Romero Launches Capsule Collection with Vive L'HommeNick Romero Launches Capsule Collection with Vive L'Homme
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Known for collaborating with some of the finest talents in the music world, for his most recent endeavor Dutch DJ and award-winning producer Nicky Romero – real name Nick Rotteveel – has set his sights on a very different kind of collaboration. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Deliver Keynote at Tessitura Learning & Community ConferenceRenee Fleming to Deliver Keynote at Tessitura Learning & Community Conference
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Tessitura Network announced today that world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming will deliver the keynote address at the Tessitura Learning & Community Conference (TLCC) in Orlando on August 18. (more...)

Future-Soul Band Mad Satta Premieres New Single 'Break Me Free'Future-Soul Band Mad Satta Premieres New Single 'Break Me Free'
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Front woman and lead singer of Mad Satta, Joanna Teters, has been chosen as the Spring Artist Ambassador for eco-conscious jewelry and accessories magnate ALEX AND ANI. (more...)

Ultra Europe Reveals Phase Two LineupUltra Europe Reveals Phase Two Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Having announced its huge Phase One lineup back in February 2015, the largest electronic music festival in Croatia's history, ULTRA Europe, now drops its monster Phase Two lineup. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Cast to Celebrate Betty Comden at 71st Annual Theatre World AwardsON THE TOWN Cast to Celebrate Betty Comden at 71st Annual Theatre World Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards -- the first award created in 1945 to recognize a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway -- will be honoring the legacy of Betty Comden and ON THE TOWN with a special recognition for "Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World." The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards will take place on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W. 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).     (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mark Dendy Complicates Astor Place HistoryBWW Reviews: Mark Dendy Complicates Astor Place History
by Lauren Wingenroth - May 12, 2015

Books are the structure around which Mark Dendy's NEWYORKnewyork @ Astor Place is built. The cramped Joe's Pub stage is set with an abstracted skyline of books, soon to be destroyed by Mei Yamanaka as she embodies the forces of gentrification that Dendy not-so-subtly suggests are destroying our twice-named city. The piece itself is painstakingly researched, pulling together historical moments from 1848 to the present to tell the story of the Astor Place Library (where the Public Theater now sits), a story intertwined with the artists and activists it housed, displaced, informed, and inflamed. (more...)

BWW: SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE: LIVE ON STAGE AnnouncedBWW: SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE: LIVE ON STAGE Announced
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2015

Drawing on Gibbs' classic stories that have captivated the imaginations of children for almost 100 years, SNUGGLEPOT AND CUDDLEPIE: LIVE ON STAGE brings the Gumnut Babies and their Bushland Friends and foes to life with a "modern, funny and enchanting" production. (more...)

Jean-Michel Jarre Announces Special Edition Vinyl EPsJean-Michel Jarre Announces Special Edition Vinyl EPs
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Visionary composer and producer Jean-Michel Jarre has announced the June 19 release of three special edition vinyl EPs (more...)

Velocity Dance Center to Present Ate9's Return Concert with New Works, 6/19Velocity Dance Center to Present Ate9's Return Concert with New Works, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Ate9 Dance Company has become one of the country's “hottest cultural commodities” (Dance Magazine). Join us as they return to Seattle to celebrate their 3rd anniversary at the venue where it all started: Velocity. mouth to mouth is a critically acclaimed contemporary dance piece created by Agami, former Batsheva dancer and Artistic Director of Ate9, with original music by Jodie Landau, merging “breathtaking physicality, sly humor, and a hip theatricality” (Dance Magazine). (more...)

Nat Geo WILD Announces #BarkBreak Adoptable ShelterNat Geo WILD Announces #BarkBreak Adoptable Shelter
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2015

Ever wish you could turn to man's best friend in the middle of a ruff day? Nat Geo WILD is making dreams come true with #BarkBreak, an on-call dog service that will personally deliver an adoptable shelter dog for a 30-minute puppy love session in New York City, Los Angeles, or Washington, DC, (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: May 11-17, 2015Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: May 11-17, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

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