SDMT Launches #ReadyForTomorrow Campaign in Response to Wells Fargo Ad; Beth Malone & More to Contribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre took to social media with its own response and launched a counter-ad campaign: #ReadyForTomorrow, shifting the Wells Fargo's tagline from, 'Let's get them ready for tomorrow' to 'The arts made me ready for tomorrow.' The campaign shines a light on the impact the arts have had on individual lives and features individuals who make a living in the arts. (more...)

BWW Review: PAGEANT - The Guys Are Dolls, the Beauty Is Bawdy, But The Play Lacks Legs
by Herbert Paine - Sep 6, 2016

The Guys Are Dolls, the Beauty Is Bawdy, But PAGEANT Lacks Legs. The cast in Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of the spoof does its level best ~ true troupers! (more...)

Theatre Community Reacts to Disparaging Wells Fargo Ad
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Following in the footsteps of AT&T and Old Navy, Wells Fargo has become the latest business to draw the ire of arts professionals for running an advertisement that portrays the pursuit of the arts as inferior to sports and the sciences. The ad shows images of two different teens working on experiments as part of Wells Fargo's marketing for their upcoming Teen Day. The first is accompanied by the text, 'A ballerina yesterday. An engineer today,' while the second reads, 'An actor yesterday. A botanist today.' Both images are then followed by the sentence 'Let's get them ready for tomorrow,' printed in italicized letters. (more...)

Breaking: Wells Fargo Responds to Broadway Outcry; Plus Readers Comment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

As reported earlier this morning by BroadwayWorld, the theatre community and other arts professionals reacted in full force on social media in response to a controversial ad run by Wells Fargo that seemed to place careers in the sciences ahead of professional artistic pursuits.  (more...)

BWW Review: SASSY MAMAS Seduce at Ensemble Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Sep 28, 2016

A widower, a divorcee, and a 'permanently single' political figure all end up going for younger guys in this hilarious look at what pop culture lovingly calls 'cougars'. It feels familiar, but it also brings something touching and new to the table. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Former Teen Star Corey Feldman Drops a Bombshell on Next DR. OZ
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On the next DR OZ, airing Tuesday, September 27, 2016, former teen star Corey Feldman drops a bombshell. See what he's only revealing to Dr. Oz about abuse in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Attempts to 'Undo' the Drama in Season Premiere
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 24, 2016

GREY'S ANATOMY's 13th Season premiered Thursday night and it picked up right where it left off in the May finale. The episode is titled 'Undo' and is Directed by Debbie Allen (a Broadway alum and BWW fav!) and written by William Harper. Is Deluca alright? Did Alex face the consequences of his actions? Read to find out! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Incredibly Moving, Contemporary Opera PECAN SUMMER Brings Australian History To The Sydney Opera House
by Jade Kops - Sep 17, 2016

Deborah Cheetham's (Music and Libretto) moving contemporary Australian Opera PECAN SUMMER blends classical stylings with the heart wrenching truth of a not too distant past. (more...)

SDMT Launches #ReadyForTomorrow Campaign in Response to Wells Fargo Ad; Beth Malone & More to Contribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

San Diego Musical Theatre took to social media with its own response and launched a counter-ad campaign: #ReadyForTomorrow, shifting the Wells Fargo's tagline from, 'Let's get them ready for tomorrow' to 'The arts made me ready for tomorrow.' The campaign shines a light on the impact the arts have had on individual lives and features individuals who make a living in the arts. (more...)

Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward's New BOMBER HEIGHTS Album Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

This fall the Denton, TX-based band Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward will be releasing their long awaited follow-up to their last two studio EPs (The Apology: Parts 1 & 2). (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre UCF's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Shatters Lofty Expectations
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 26, 2016

Last week, I wrote an article looking at why Central Florida's collegiate theatre programs, and in particular Theatre UCF, consistently produce content at or above the level of local professional theatres. The next night I went to see UCF's production of Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, the musical adaptation of one my favorite films. So, needless to say, as I walked into the theater, my expectations were already exceptionally high. Fortunately for me, and everyone else at the sold-out performance, this incredibly talented cast not only met those expectations, but shattered them. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

ProfNet Experts Available on Pharmacists, Loneliness, Halloween and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

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Beleaguered Newsman Billy Bush to Compete on DANCING WITH THE STARS?
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Today, an insider tells Page Six of the New York Post that the 44-year-old may look to revive his career by appearing on the next season of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

THE APOLOGY is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

First-time author Eric Haggman received a rave review for his novel, The Apology, by Kirkus Reviews, a trusted voice in the publishing industry for almost 80 years. Identifying the cinematic feel of the novel by highlighting its fast-paced storyline and built up suspense, Kirkus' review further establishes The Apology's path to being turned into a feature film. (more...)

BWW Review: Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD; Voices From America's School-To-Prison Pipeline
by Michael Dale - Nov 5, 2016

Placed throughout Anna Deavere Smith's revealing new theatre piece, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, are violent video clips that have become all too familiar to any American with access to YouTube. (more...)

'Audience Participation' or 'Assault and Battery'? Sometimes People Just Don't Want to be Kissed by Darren Criss
by George Brietigam - Nov 5, 2016

Here are some examples of when audience participation has gone horribly wrong. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Nov 28, 2016

Starlight Theatre continues its indoor season with the return of 'Sister' for a new Catechism lesson based about half on the Holy Nativity and half on CSI - The Holy Land. 'Sister' (played to the hilt by Mary Zentmyer) arrives back at Starlight after a successful run last year with her 'Late Night Catechism Class.' (more...)

Red Snow Collective presents COMFORT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Red Snow Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Comfort, written by Canadian playwright and performer Diana Tso (Red Snow), and directed by William Yong (Zata Omm). Comfort, a poetic yet disturbing drama that features live music, innovative staging, and stylized movement, will be presented at the Aki Studio Theatre from November 24 - December 10, 2016. (more...)

The Dramatists Legal Defense Commends HAMILTON Cast for Exercising Right to Free Speech
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund just issued a statement regarding the speech given by the cast of HAMILTON this past Friday. Read the full statement below.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/15/2016 - 11/22/2016. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Talks Mike Pence Visit on CBS THIS MORNING
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon stopped by CBS THIS MORNING to speak about Mike Pence's visit to the November 18th performance of the hit Broadway show. (more...)

Update: Trump Supporter Who Interrupted HAMILTON In Chicago Charged With Criminal Trespassing
by Alan Henry - Nov 21, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in the balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

Scoop: DR. KEN on ABC - Friday, December 9, 2016
by - Nov 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on DR. KEN, airing on ABC on Friday, December 9, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel & More Weigh In on HAMILTON Incident at AMA's
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

At last night's AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, Idina Menzel, Keke Palmer and Donnie Wahlberg weighed in on an incident which took place at the November 18th evening performance of Broadway's HAMILTON (more...)

Trump Supporter Shouts Profanities And Interrupts HAMILTON In Chicago
by Alan Henry - Nov 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that a Trump supporter interrupted the Saturday evening performance of Hamilton in Chicago. An audience member seated in the balcony allegedly shouted 'We won! You Lost! Get over it! F*ck you!' during the number 'Dear Theodosia.' (more...)

Trump Hits HAMILTON Again on Twitter - 'highly overrated, should immediately apologize'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

Just when you thought it might be over, President-elect Donald Trump again sounded off about Broadway's HAMILTON on Twitter early Sunday morning. (more...)

Breaking News: Mike Pence Talks HAMILTON 'Great, Great Show' and Was He Offended?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Vice President-elect Mike Pence about his experience seeing HAMILTON, and the post-show speech by the cast which has ignited an online controversy.  (more...)

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

UPDATED: President-elect Trump Demands Apology from HAMILTON Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

This morning, Donald Trump sounded off on Twitter.  (more...)

READERS RESPOND: Cast of HAMILTON's Call for Unity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

As reported by BroadwayWorld, last night Vice President-Elect Mike Pence attended a performance of Hamilton on Broadway, where he was met with disdain from audience members. Following the curtain call, the cast of the production addressed Pence directly via a speech made by cast member Brandon Victor Dixon. Despite the fact that the speech was a call for unity and representation, Donald Trump has condemned the cast on Twitter, accusing them of 'harassing' Pence, and demanding an Apology. (more...)

Broadway to Trump: Sit Down, Don
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

In a show of solidarity and support for their fellow artists, however, Broadway took to Twitter to express gratitude to the Hamilton cast and plea anew with Trump to respond to the rise in hate crimes since his election, the truth behind his settlement deal for defrauding thousands of Trump University students, and his plans to appoint known white nationalists—including Jeff Sessions, who, during the 1980s, was deemed too racist to be a federal judge—to his future cabinet. (more...)

Trump Supporters Pledge to Boycott HAMILTON—Yes, the Super Sold Out One—with Trending Hashtag
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

In the latest development of this ongoing battle, the hashtag #BoycottHamilton has been trending for the past six hours. Considering the fact that the musical juggernaut is sold out into next year, coupled with the recent Trump Cup 'boycott,' (which involves customers providing 'Trump' as their name when purchasing a drink at Starbucks), it remains unclear if the Trump supporters who instigated the hashtag understand how a boycott works. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, November 18, 2016
by - Nov 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, November 18, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: NOW OR LATER at Square One Theatre Company
by Cindy Cardozo - Nov 14, 2016

In the aftermath of a contentious election year, Square One Theatre opens its season with a political play, "Now or Later" by Christopher Shinn. (more...)

Sculptor of Hillary's 'Topless' Presidential Bust Unveils Controversial Trump Monument in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

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Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Pens Letter to Community After Racist Incidents
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival released the following letter to OSF patrons today, July 26, following two racially charged incidents involving company members. Read the statement in full below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: 'Tis the Season! Top 10 Holiday Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/2; BLACK NATIVITY in DC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Tony & Emmy Winner Lily Tomlin to Be Honored with SAG Lifetime Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Lily Tomlin - an entertainment maverick whose talents put her at the pinnacle of comedy, acting, writing and producing - has been named the 53rd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (more...)

SPAMALOT Gallops Onto The PACE Center Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Spamalot, a new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" gallops onto the PACE Center's mainstage September 30th - October 16th. (more...)

Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward's New BOMBER HEIGHTS Album Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

This fall the Denton, TX-based band Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward will be releasing their long awaited follow-up to their last two studio EPs (The Apology: Parts 1 & 2). (more...)

Lauren M. Bloom Releases DANCING AT ANGEL ABBEY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

We live in scary times, but they don't have to scare us. (more...)

Olympian Michael Phelps Breaks Silence on Ryan Lochte's Involvement in Rio Robbery
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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VIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Thanks His Twitter Followers For Their Love and Concern
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2016

The actor responds to an outpouring of concern after missing a performance. (more...)

Just In: Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Posts Formal Apology for Behavior in Rio
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Ryan Lochte turned to Twitter this morning to formally apologize for the version of events he told Brazilian police and the NBC network in an interview.  (more...)

Sneak Peek: Sammy Hagar & More on Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

In this week's all-new episode of the popular series 'Oprah: Where Are They Now?,' celebrity updates include former Van Halen guitarist Sammy Hagar and Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton (more...)

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