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New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark, NJ)
1 Center St
Newark, NJ 07102

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Based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz

"Baby" tells the story of three couples on a university campus as they deal with the painful, rewarding and agonizingly funny consequences of this universal experience. There are the college students, barely at the beginning of their adult lives; the 30-somethings, having trouble conceiving but determined to try; and the middle aged parents, looking forward to seeing their last child graduate from college when a night of unexpected passion lands them back where they started.

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Returns to London in Brand New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today confirmed that a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will open in September 2017 in a brand new pop-up theatre for London in Marble Arch. (more...)

UMe Set to Reissue 'The Supremes A' Go-Go' Deluxe Edition & More This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

By the time Motown released The Supremes A' Go-Go, the group's ninth studio album, on August 25, 1966, the group had already scaled the charts with hits like 'Where Did Our Love Go?,' 'Baby Love,' 'Come See About Me,' 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'Back in My Arms Again' and 'I Hear a Symphony.' (more...)

Legacy Recordings Set to Release Van Morrison 'The Authorized Bang Collection,' 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

A deluxe 3CD library set, Van Morrison - The Authorized Bang Collection is the first official comprehensive anthology ever assembled chronicling Morrison's musical output during a brief-but-astounding musical association with Bang Records (more...)

BWW Review: A Telenovela Drama Before Your Very Eyes in DESTINY OF DESIRE
by Libby Champion - Mar 30, 2017

Two babies switched at birth, people dying and coming back to life, and girls kissing. Yes, you read the correctly. It may sound strange, but all these things and more come together in the most amazing way in the Garden Theatre's DESTINY OF DESIRE.   (more...)

Hear Giant Drag's Annie Hardy Solo Debut 'Rules' via NPR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Annie Hardy began her illustrious career as lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of Giant Drag over a decade ago and she has returned to the public eye with her critically acclaimed debut solo debut, Rules, set for release on April 7. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The People's Improv Theater has announced that it will open My Bar Mitzvah Brunch, directed by Andrew Warner and written by & starring Seth Finkelstein, on April 7, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rag Lady Productions' THE GEEZE AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious - that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions presents the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new musical featuring a troupe of Baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement,mobility, and more. The show will play the Tenth Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Comedian Desiree Burch Joins the Cast of THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Comedian, actor, writer and storyteller Desiree Burch is joining New York's hottest jazz musicians and tap dancers for the world premiere of This Joint is Jumpin', a red-hot 1920's Harlem rent party celebration of jazz icon Fats Waller's life and music, at The Other Palace Studio from 4 - 15 April. (more...)

Check Out Lullaby Renditions of Songs from Broadway's HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Tomorrow, March 31st, Rockabye Baby will release a new album featuring lullaby renditions of songs from the Tony Award winning Broadway show HAMILTON. (more...)

Hampstead Downstairs Original KISS ME Transfers to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Multi-award winning writer Richard Bean's Kiss Me transfers to Trafalgar Studios after a sold out run at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs in 2016. Claire Lams (The King's Speech, Chichester Festival Theatre; The Little Mermaid, Bristol Old Vic; Routes, The Royal Court) and Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Future Conditional, Old Vic; Henry V, Michael Grandage Company; Jumpy, Duke of York's Theatre) reprise their roles. (more...)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) has announced its 2017-18 Season, the third under Artistic Director Sean Daniels. (more...)

GREATER TUNA Tour to Stop in Galveston This April, Featuring Q&A with Jaston Williams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Right Angle Entertainment and A Rising Tide Theatrical Group have announced the all new national tour of GREATER TUNA. GREATER TUNA will play The Grand 1894 Opera House for a limited three-performance engagement on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3 and 8 pm; Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 3 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: CIRCUS 1903's Baby Elephant Puppet Stops by Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Earlier today, March 29, 'Peanut,' a playful life-size Baby elephant puppet was introduced at Madison Square Garden during an exclusive first look of CIRCUS 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus hosted by Ringmaster Willy Whipsnade. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 29th, 2017 - THE LITTLE FOXES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 29, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE LITTLE FOXES, featuring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, begins previews on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Animal Expert Jack Hanna to Bring INTO THE WILD LIVE! to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

America's most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, brings his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the live stage with Into the Wild Live! at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. (more...)

Nadine Khouri Shares Sublime 'I'm On Fire' Springsteen Cover Off Digital Single
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Nadine Khouri is set to release the 4-track digital single I Ran Thru The Dark (To The Beat Of My Heart) via One Flash Records and headline a sold-out at London's St. Pancras Old Church this Friday March 31st. (more...)

Beatles, Beauty, the Bard and More Set for April at Epstein Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Celebrate Easter in style with a chocca month of amazing music, laugh out loud comedy and dazzling drama at The Epstein Theatre this April! (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Announces Three Hampstead Downstairs Originals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Hampstead Theatre today announces three Hampstead Downstairs Originals which will open this spring. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Be Feted at New York Festival of Song's 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

On Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York Festival of Song presents Honoring Stephen Sondheim, an evening to benefit NYFOS's 29th Season. The Gala is co-chaired by Jamie Bernstein and Hal Prince, and Guest of Honor Stephen Sondheim will be in attendance. (more...)

Britney Spears Announces Summer World Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Britney Spears turned to Twitter to announce that she will launch a world tour to several different continents, including stops at South East Asia, Tel Aviv and the Philippines (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

SandRico Productions will present a musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of "From the Bodoni County Songbook Anthology:  A Musical Review (of sorts)" with original text and lyrics by Frank Gagliano and music by the late Claibe Richardson.  This free reading, featuring a cast of seven and directed by Melissa Martin, will be held on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. at Carnegie Stage (off the WALL productions), 25 West Main Street, Carnegie, PA 15106. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for EARLY LEARNER DAY at the Woodruff Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Alliance Theatre and High Museum of Art today announced Early Learner Day - an arts festival for the very young, April 22, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at the Woodruff Arts Center.  (more...)

Return of TRADING SPACES, Princess Di Special Among TLC's 2017-18 Upfront Slate
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

TLC heads into the 2017-2018 Upfront with a promise to deliver more original hours, more nights of original programming and more of the shows and genres that viewers love. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Bootless Stageworks is excited to bring to audiences the first officially licensed staging and East Coast premiere of Orange Is The New Musical- The Unauthorized Parody. (more...)

Amazon to Acquire
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Amazon (Nasdaq:AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire, an e-commerce leader in the Middle East. Joining the Amazon family will enable to continue growing while working with Amazon to bring even more products and offerings to customers worldwide. (more...)

Casting Announced for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Citadel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Citadel Theatre's 2016-17 season concludes with Christopher Durang's Tony Award®-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Durang's comedy, an updating and mash-up of characters, plot devices and themes from Chekhov's four major plays, won the Tony for Best Production of a Play in the 2013 Tony Awards. Replacing the traditional Chekhovian country estate is the play's setting in a Bucks County, Pennsylvania farmhouse, complete with a cherry orchard of sorts. Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia, named for characters from Chekhov plays by their late professor parents, are living in the family home now owned by their actress sister Masha, who pays the bills. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

'This is the linking of human minds, values, information and solutions at light-speed and in real time around the planet, via the internet and social media,' explains science writer Julian Cribb. (more...)

Pacific Symphony Pops Features Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

It's Broadway Baby! Pacific Symphony Pops brings two award-winning Broadway superstars—Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell—together on one stage to deliver an evening of unforgettable music from the Great White Way. With stunning voices and booming careers on Broadway, television and concert stages, Hilty and Mitchell join the 88-piece orchestra to bring fresh insight to a program of Broadway hits and memorable melodies that have become timeless standards, including music from Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and George Gershwin. Hilty dazzles with songs such as Gershwin's “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “They Just Keep Moving the Line” from the NBC-TV series “Smash” and “The Rainbow Connection” from her album “Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” Then, Mitchell takes the stage with masterpieces such as “Stars” from “Les Misérables,” “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of La Mancha,” “It Ain't Necessarily So” from “Porgy and Bess,” and the ultimate lounge tune, “Feeling Good.”  (more...)

Casting and Creative Team Announced for St. Louis Premiere of DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that Christopher Tierney and Bronwyn Reed will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman in the St. Louis premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway and Dr. Art Topilow in Concert with OVER THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

'Dr. Jazz' as the famous oncologist (Dr. Arthur Topilow) from Jersey Shore Medical Center is known will be accompanying one of the world's most celebrated jazz vocalists Ann Hampton Callaway in an all-Arlen concert on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - New E! Docu-Series WHAT HAPPENS AT THE ABBEY
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

E! goes behind the bar and takes an inside look at the lives of the employees of the world-famous hot spot when its new docu-series WHAT HAPPENS AT THE ABBEY, premieres on Sunday, May 14th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

2K Announces Free Mafia III Demo Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017


BWW CD Review: Levi Kreis's BROADWAY AT THE KEYS is Stunning
by David Clarke - Mar 28, 2017

Consummate musician and Tony Award winner Levi Kreis has returned with a stunning new album that celebrates musical theater with BROADWAY AT THE KEYS. His signature gospel and blues inspired vocal stylings reverberate with joy and sincere heart across the album, allowing him to expose the emotional depth of each song with his sparkling arrangements. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway and Dr. Art Topilow to Bring OVER THE RAINBOW to APAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

'Dr. Jazz' as the famous oncologist (Dr. Arthur Topilow) from Jersey Shore Medical Center is known will be accompanying one of the world's most celebrated jazz vocalists Ann Hampton Callaway in an all-Arlen concert on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC). (more...)

Trudy Carmichael's IMPROVISED ONE-WOMAN SHOW to Play The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Trudy Carmichael Presents' The Improvised One-Woman Show! on April 29th, 2017 at 7:00pm at The Duplex Cabaret Theater. (more...)

Dynamic Blues Singer-Songwriter Gina Sicilia Sets Release of Soulful New Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Dynamic blues vocalist and veracious live performer Gina Sicilia's new album, Tug of War, celebrates her status as one of the reigning voices in modern blues marking a potent evolution in her songwriting. (more...)

Baby On Board? That's What WAITRESS at the Brooks Atkinson Theater Is All About!
by Jaclyn Layman - Mar 28, 2017

The kindness shown at the Brooks Atkinson Theater is not just on stage! (more...)

BWW Review: DANIEL TIGERS NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE! A Terrific Time at Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 27, 2017

This past weekend, for two performances only, the touring production of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Live! entertained many families at Crouse Hinds Theater in Syracuse, New York. The production was just pure fun and a wonderful way to introduce young children to live theater. The music, the lights, the sets, and the costumes brought the familiar character of Daniel Tiger and all of his neighborhood friends to life. (more...)

KIDS BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP Returns to Food Network, 5/1
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

KIDS BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP is back for season two with an updated format, more kid grill masters and new co-host Damaris Phillips joining returning co-host Eddie Jackson to lead the fiery action. (more...)

MainStreet to Close 2016-17 Season with GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company's final production of the 2016/2017 season is 'just right'! George Stiles (Music) and Anthony Drewe (Book & Lyrics) who are best known for Honk! and Disney's Mary Poppins, bring their original twist to the well-known story, which includes great songs and a hilarious book that will have the whole family laughing! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BIRTH AND AFTER BIRTH at the Players Club of Swarthmore
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents Birth and After Birth by Tina Howe, directed by George Mulford of Swarthmore, on the Raymond W. Smith stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW CD Review: Karen Mason's IT'S ABOUT TIME is Vibrant and Heartfelt
by David Clarke - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway veteran and twelve-time MAC Award winner, Karen Mason released IT'S ABOUT TIME, earlier this month. The lovely, yet understated, record perfectly captures the vibrancy of Mason's instrument. Despite being recorded in a studio, IT'S ABOUT TIME captures the magic of live cabaret performance and offers it as something listeners can experience anywhere in the world. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

AnthonyKen LLC will present their two hit biographical musicals MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL and AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN together for one weekend only at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) this May. (more...)

BWW Preview: CityRep Presents Audra McDonald In a One-Night Only Concert at OCCC's Visual and Performing Arts Center
by Ronn Burton - Mar 27, 2017

CityRep, Oklahoma's award-winning professional theatre, is proud to present six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in a one-night only Broadway Concert event. This extraordinary evening marks Ms. McDonald's Oklahoma premiere. BroadwayWorld chatted with CityRep Founding Artistic Director Donald Jordan to find out just what it takes to bring a Broadway superstar to the heartland. (more...)

Scoop: CBS DREAM TEAM- IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, April 8, 2017
by TV Scoop - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on CBS DREAM TEAM- IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, April 8, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Taylor and Bologna's LOVE ALLWAYS Enjoys L.A. Premiere at Gray Studios
by Shari Barrett - Mar 27, 2017

Comprised of 10 short plays in 2 acts about the follies and foibles of love and lovers, LOVE ALLWAYS addresses the subjects of love and romance which have long provided great source material for comedy, created from the pens of two proven masters of American comedy. With busy careers in film, television and Broadway, Taylor and Bologna have defied the Hollywood odds with a marriage that's lasted 51 years (so far). And no doubt, many of the relationship stories shared must be of a very personal nature to them, or perhaps some of their closest friends! (more...)

FUN HOME's Emily Skeggs to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical REMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Remission, a new musical about vulnerability and hope, announces presentations open to industry professionals on March 31st. The presentations will be directed by Portia Krieger, with books/music/lyrics by Rebekah M. Allen, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting. (more...)

Wendy Williams Returns to Host DON'T MESS WITH MOMMY Weekend on LMN
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Drama, intrigue and Wendy Williams are in full bloom this spring on LMN. In the LMN Original Movie, The Psycho She Met Online, Karen (Chelsea Hobbs, UnREAL) and her husband Andrew (Matthew Lawrence, Boy Meets World) decide to rent out spare rooms in their house to make ends meet. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Firehall Arts Centre will produce and present the world premiere of Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell from Saturday, April 29 to Saturday, May 20, 2017. (more...)

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