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Sara Bareilles Shines The Spotlight On Broadway As Ambassador of First Ever Charitybuzz Broadway Auction
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Charitybuzz is pleased to announce the first ever curated Broadway Auction, part of the successful Charitybuzz Curates program, featuring bidding opportunities to meet Broadway's biggest names, exclusive backstage access at the Great White Way's hottest shows, VIP seats to standing-room-only engagements, and more-all to benefit charity. (more...)

The Comrades Announce Casting for Lisa Kron's IN THE WAKE
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Comrades have announced casting for their Summer 2017 production, IN THE WAKE by Lisa Kron and directed by Alex Mallory. IN THE WAKE will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from July 27 through August 26, 2017. Press opening is Saturday, July 29 at 8:00pm. (more...)

The Ume Group to Stage BY WING, FIN, HOOF, OR FOOT This June
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The Ume Group will present by wing, fin, hoof, or foot, a newly devised meditation on migration, immigration and presence, at the Church of Grace & St. Paul on W 71st. Street in NYC from June 2nd - June 24th, 2017. (more...)

The Skivvies to Return to A.C.T. This June with THE SKIVVIES: PRIDE ROCK
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

They're back - and they're shedding all inhibitions to kick off San Francisco Pride!  Following a sold-out engagement this past December, the "musically thrilling," award-winning, undie-rock, comedy-pop duo The Skivvies - featuring Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley-return to American Conservatory Theater for a special three-performance engagement of their all-new show, The Skivvies: Pride Rock, featuring eclectic covers, wacky mash-ups and eccentric originals. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 30, 2017! (more...)

See All the Winners from the 62nd Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 62nd Annual Obie Awards®. Jennifer Kidwell & Scott R. Sheppard's Underground Railroad Game, produced by Ars Nova, and J.T. Roger's Oslo, produced by Lincoln Center Theater, shared the Obie Awards for Best New American Theatre Work, which is accompanied by a $500 prize each. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel received a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

Len Cariou, Michael Cerveris and More Join Irish Rep's SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced more performers for SONDHEIM AT SEVEN, this season's Gala Benefit production, on Tuesday, June 13th at 7 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC). (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Tuesday, June 6, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Tuesday, June 6, 2017! (more...)

Aaron Galligan-Stierle to Star in PARADE at Finger Lakes Muscial Theatre Festival; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) will produce Jason Robert Brown's Tony Award winning musical drama, Parade this summer. The show runs July 5 through July 26 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, N.Y.'s Emerson Park. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Tuesday, May 30, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 30, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Center Theatre Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary Celebration with a performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ten Eclectic Musicals to add to Your Netflix 'Watch Later' Queue
by Rachel Crawford - May 20, 2017

Since the big screen adaptation of CHICAGO took home an Academy Award more than a decade ago, movie musicals have seen a resurgence, with varying levels of success. There have been huge hits, like last year's LA LA LAND, and big disappointments, like 2009's NINE. While online video store Netflix doesn't have nearly as large of a collection of movie musicals as most Broadway fans would like, they do have a selection worth chilling with. Below, check out our list of 10 great musicals, from animated to live-action to captured on stage.  (more...)

Broadway & TV Veterans Star in New Web Series THE BUNNY HOLE
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE BUNNY HOLE, a new web series in the style of Reno 911 and featuring a cast of Broadway & TV veterans, is now available for streaming. (more...)

Low Cut Connie's 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)' Out Today via Contender Records
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Today, Low Cut Connie release their fourth studio album Dirty Pictures (Part 1) available worldwide via Contender Records. (more...)

Honey West to Celebrate BAD OLD WORLD Album at Bowery Electric Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This coming Wednesday, May 24th at 7:30 p.m. at Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, NYC 10003), British rock icon, Ian McDonald (co-founder of Foreigner & King Crimson) showcases his new guitar rock band, HONEY WEST, with songwriting partner Ted Zurkowski, a Shakespearean thespian whose mentor, the great 'method' man Lee Strasberg, made a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. (more...)

Sold-Out Ars Nova ANTFest Show THE OTHER SIDE OF PARADISE Adds Club Performances
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The sold out ANT Fest show, The Other Side of Paradise, announces additional performances in NYC's speakeasies and jazz clubs. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey & Corey Hawkins in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by Ken Fallin - May 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. (more...)

The Accidentals Embark On Extraordinary Odyssey With Sony Masterworks Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Sony Music Masterworks has announced the release of ODYSSEY, the extraordinary label debut album from The Accidentals. ODYSSEY – which includes the genre-defying first single, 'KW' – is available for preorder in June. The powerful opening track, 'Memorial Day' is available today. (more...)

OWN to Premiere New Season of Tyler Perry Comedy Series FOR BETTER OR WORSE 6/10
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network's popular comedy series from Tyler Perry, FOR BETTER OR WORSE returns for its sixth and final season on Saturday, June 10 with two back-to-back episodes starting at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Cast Complete for John Dewey-Led BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Noted Pianist Michael Fennelly to Perform in Morris Choral Society's 5/20 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Jason Tramm and the Morris Choral Society welcome acclaimed pianist Michael Fennelly who will perform Beethoven's exquisite 'Choral Fantasy, Op. 80' this Saturday May 20th at the Dorothy Young Concert Hall at Drew University. Mr. Fennelly will perform the famed concerto which Beethoven himself premiered in 1808 in in lieu of Italian pianist Cristiana Pegoraro, who is indisposed. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz Honored at ASCAP Awards; Megan Hilty Performs 'Corner of the Sky'
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Screen and stage composing legend Stephen Schwartz was honored with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award and celebrated with multiple live performances. Check out photos below! (more...)

TBS and Super Deluxe to Launch Interactive Late-Night Block
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2017

Turner's TBS is developing a fully interactive late-night programming block with sister company Super Deluxe. (more...)

Photo Flash: SHOW BIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA Welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Kara Lindsay, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present NY1 theater journalist Frank DiLella, who returned to the Birdland stage with the fourteenth episode of his talk show, "Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella.' (more...)

Pop-Tarts' Unwraps Candy Fun With New Jolly Rancher Flavors
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This summer, Pop-Tarts and Jolly Rancher are teaming up to debut the first-ever candy-inspired Pop-Tarts flavors, including Frosted Cherry, Frosted Green Apple and Frosted Watermelon. (more...)

Paley Center to Host 'WINNING PLAY$' Panel on Black Women & Feminism
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Winning Play$: Black Women, Feminism, & Empowerment will be held Monday, June 26th 2017 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about? (more...)

Russian Opera Workshop 2017 Presents Free Performances of THE QUEEN OF SPADES and RUSALKA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

In its seventh summer season, Russian Opera Workshop presents Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades (June 27, 28 & 29) and rarely performed Rusalka (August 1, 2 & 3), a bel canto inspired lyric opera by Alexander Dargomyzhsky. Other events include a series of master classes and concerts of Russian Romances. (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)

BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Metropolitan Opera NYC
by Milette Shanon - May 16, 2017

Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan opera is divine.I had the wonderful opportunity to experience Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera (Lincoln Center NYC) this week. Well, the Met did it again! With a perfect, minimalist set, great costumes, creative choreography, and the perfect cast, this is an entertaining, beautiful and fun performance: Only the Met can provide such a top notch rendition of this famous classic. (more...)

New TV One Series #MURDER to Look at Crime in the Digital Age
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

TV One's popular True Crime Monday line-up will include a new show that explores crimes with a deadly connection to technology and social media when it premieres #MURDER on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 10 p.m. ET. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

BWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - May 16, 2017

BWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

NHdocs - New Haven Documentary Film Festival Announces Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

NHdocs: The New Haven Documentary Film Festival presents an impressive array of 21 documentary features and over 40 shorts over an eleven-day period, from June 1 to 11. (more...)

Casting Announced For DICKENS UNCOVERED: A TALE OF TWO CITIES AND OLIVER TWIST At Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Bringing two of Charles Dickens's most popular stories out in the open as part of the 2017 season at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, Dickens Uncovered celebrates the greatest storyteller of London life. (more...)

Studio Senakwami presents THE SPOTLIGHT 6/4 The Appel Room
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following its sold out premier, The Spotlight, an acclaimed Studio Senakwami production, returns to the majestic Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center with a new array of performers on June 4 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ryan Murphy Anthology Series SCREAM QUEENS Officially Cancelled by FOX
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

At this morning's FOX upfront conference call, FOX chairman Gary Newman revealed that Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan's anthology horror comedy series SCREAM QUEENS will not return for a third season. (more...)

This Summer Marks the Final Season of BEL CANTO AT CARAMOOR
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Opera at Caramoor (photo: Gabe Palacio) This summer marks not only the 20th anniversary, but also the final season of 'Bel Canto at Caramoor,' the program founded by Director of Opera Will Crutchfield to champion neglected bel canto operas and re-interpret familiar ones. To honor the program's legacy, Caramoor launches the summer season with a gala selection of bel canto's greatest hits in 'A Night of Italian Opera' (June 17) and presents a semi-staged account of Bellini's first bel canto masterpiece, Il pirata (July 8). Mounted in the superb acoustics of the outdoor Venetian Theater on Caramoor's idyllic Westchester estate, both events feature the resident Orchestra of St. Luke's and showcase the exceptional artistry of 2017 Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade - 'the most talked-about soprano of her generation' (Opera News) - who first catapulted to national attention in the title role of Bellini's Norma at Caramoor seven years ago. For full details of this summer's operatic offerings at Caramoor, click here. (more...)

Will Crutchfield Announces TEATRO NUOVO, a New Bel Canto Opera Program to Debut in July 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Will Crutchfield, longtime director of the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, announced today the formation of a new organization, Teatro Nuovo, that will continue and expand that program's work as it departs from Caramoor next year.  (more...)

FOX Announces 2017-18 Season ft. New Dramas, Comedies & 2 Live Music Events!
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2017

Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs, Fox Television Group, today will unveil the FOX primetime slate for the 2017-2018 television season to the national advertising community during its annual Programming Presentation at the Beacon Theatre. (more...)

Low Cut Connie Share New Song 'Dirty Water' from New Album 'Dirty Pictures (Part 1)'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Next Friday, May 19, Low Cut Connie will return with Dirty Pictures (Part 1) available worldwide via Contender Records. (more...)

Fitness Author and Life Coach Charles D'Angelo Releases Second Book INNER GURU
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Following the success of his first book 'Think and Grow Thin,' weight loss and life-coach author Charles D'Angelo has released his second book titled 'Inner Guru' with a foreword by legendary broadcaster Larry King. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Sing Closing Number at Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Michael Ritchie, Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group, today announced two-time Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and newly announced coach on NBC's 'The Voice' Jennifer Hudson will join Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Celebration performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Graphic Novel-Inspired Experience and More Set for Ars Nova's 10th Annual ANT Fest; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ars Nova has announced the line-up for its 10th Annual ANT Fest (June 5-29), four non-stop, throw-down weeks of live entertainment mayhem, featuring fresh material from the next wave of dynamic, indie-theater makers. All New Talent, all the time. (more...)

BWW Review: Village Has Your DREAMGIRLS, Boys. And They'll Make You Happy!
by Jay Irwin - May 12, 2017

Back in the day when I was a mere fledgling musical theater geek I was introduced to the show 'Dreamgirls'. You might say this was my gateway cast album that put me on the path toward the musical addict I am today as I practically wore out the CD. So you'll understand if I'm a little picky about this show. I mean, how could someone live up to the magic of Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine? Since then I've seen a few productions that have all been OK but never got me there until now. And true, you can't ever really compare with the originals but the current production from Village Theatre does a mighty fine job. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lope de Vega's LIKE SHEEP TO WATER, OR FUENTE OVEJUNA at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company presents Lope de Vega's Like Sheep to Water, or Fuente Ovejuna translated by Curt Columbus and directed by Mark Valdez, with original music by Jerediah Gonzalez. Performances run through June 11. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond and More Sign on for THE MEETING*'s Final Shows at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will conclude its acclaimed eight year run this Sunday, May 14 with two performances at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Rebecca Luker, Melissa Errico, Max von Essen and More Sign on for Irish Rep's 2017 SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Featuring a full orchestra and chorus under the direction of John Bell, performers for the evening include Nancy Anderson, Melissa Errico, Mark Evans, Danielle Ferland, Malcolm Gets, Jeremy Jordan, Rebecca Luker  Howard McGillin, Ryan Silverman and Max Von Essen, plus more to be announced and special surprise guests! (more...)

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