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Anthony Kearns to Open National Memorial Day Parade Program
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns will open the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade Program in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. Eastern., it was announced. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's HOME & FAMILY Goes To Dollywood With The Legendary Dolly Parton
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

For the first time ever, Dolly Parton and Dollywood host Hallmark Channel's Daytime Emmy nominated series "Home & Family." Tune in the week of May 30 to enjoy this exciting week of shows, "Home & Family: The Ultimate Dollywood Experience." (more...)

BWW Review: With TWO GUYS AND A GRAND at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Cabaret Veterans Jim Brochu & Steve Ross Evoke the Spirit of Music Halls
by Alix Cohen - May 28, 2016

Veteran performers Jim Brochu and Steve Ross have known one another since the 1970s, an era when New York was filled with piano bars, cabaret rooms, and nightclubs. Pause for a deep, wistful sigh. Framing their new show, Two Guys and a Grand (last Wednesday night at the Laurie Beechman Theatre), in the kind of friendly antagonism and winking shtick popular during vaudeville, the two very different performers manage to be both broad and classy. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/28/2016
by - May 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/28/2016. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown on August 21 for one show only, joined by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson.  Matthew Morrison star of "Glee" and "Finding Neverland" is also slated to join pianist & host Seth Rudetsky for the Broadway @ Town Hall series on August 7th.  The Art House's hotly anticipated 2016 summer season will also include artists like Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty, Judy Kuhn, Gavin Creel and Steve Grand, among others. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Disney XD Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

Disney XD announces its June 2016 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

Jared Gertner & Nikke Bohne Showcased on KPFK Radio's Arts in Review
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Julio Martinez-hosted Arts in Review-celebrating the best in theater and cabaret in the Greater Los Angeles area-airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK (90.7FM), streamed live worldwide over kpfk.org. Today, May 27, Arts in Review welcomes Jared Gertner and Nikke Bohne, stars of the premiere musical, I Only Have Eyes for You: The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, continuing at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood through June 12.   (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - James Caan & Melanie Griffith Star in Hallmark's J.L. FAMILY RANCH
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

J.L. FAMILY RANCH? an original movie for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries premieres on Sunday, August 21, at 9pm ET/PT. T (more...)

Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary and More to Lead CINDERELLA at the London Palladium, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led byPaul O'Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.  (more...)

Terrence 'J' Jenkins to Host 2016 MISS USA on FOX; Backstreet Boys & More to Perform
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

This year's MISS USA® competition is a not-to-be-missed three-hour special programming event, airing Sunday, June 5 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, which will conclude with Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan crowning her successor. (more...)

Diana Degarmo Begins Performances with THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora are thrilled to welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes! From May 25th through July 31st. Diana joins the production in the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble-blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Mercy Named 'Analytics Wizard'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Peter Scolari Talks CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY & More on NEW YORK LIVE
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Star of Broadway's WICKED and HBO's GIRLS, Peter Scolari, will soon take part in the June performances of Celebrity Biography. In anticipation, the actor stopped by NEW YORK LIVE! - check out his appearance below! (more...)

BWW Review: HEATHER LUNDSTEDT O'NEILL Nails LOESSER KNOWN Hits
by Don Grigware - May 24, 2016

Loesser Known: The Stories and Songs of Frank Loesser premiered at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Sunday May 22 with lovely singer Heather Lundstedt O'Neill doing the honors. Lundstedt O'Neill has a beautiful, classically trained soprano voice that she utilizes supremely, lending her an awesome range. She also possesses a wonderfully delicious sense of humor that added so very much to this, her first LA cabaret appearance. She sang lesser known as well as hit songs from the Frank Loesser Songbook and told brief stories about his family and career....but concentrated more on the singing. Joining her were The Beverly Belles, friends Tiffany and Leah for one song and also guest star Jonathan Hawkins who performed one duet with Lundstedt. Sensational musical director John Boswell was at the piano and Randy Landas on bass throughout the 75 minute set.  (more...)

Vorschau: SUNSET BOULEVARD ab Herbst mit Pia Douwes in Dortmund
by Iris Moebius - May 24, 2016

Spannend wie ein Krimi erzahlt Billy Wilder in seinem 1950 gedrehten Klassiker Sunset Boulevard (Boulevard der Dammerung) die Geschichte einer großen Tragodin, deren Karriere durch den technischen Fortschritt schlagartig endete. Rund 40 Jahre spater macht Andrew Lloyd Webber aus diesem Stoff ein Musical, das mittlerweile selbst ein Klassiker geworden ist. Der Oper Dortmund ist es gelungen, die international gefeierte Pia Douwes fur diese Rolle zu gewinnen. Regie fuhrt Gil Mehmert, der nach Jesus Christ Superstar abermals einen Webber-Welterfolg in Dortmund in Szene setzt. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jemma Alexander on THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by Jenny Ell - May 23, 2016

Having opened Off-Broadway in 2005, The Great American Trailer Park Musical has been performed across the US, Australia and Europe. It's had a bit of a hiatus over the last couple of years but Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre have brought the show to London where it is currently enjoying a limited run. BWW:UK recently caught up with cast member Jemma Alexander to talk about the show. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Photo Flash: Hampton Theatre's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE In Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning comedy by Christopher Durang that NY Times critic Ben Brantley called "a loving rejection of pretty much everything," will be the fourth and final play of the Hampton Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season, opening on May 26, at the Quogue Community Hall and running through June 12. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stage Coach Theatre's THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL is a country-rock and blues musical about 80s nostalgia, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, a broken electric chair,strippers, flan and disco. The musical comedy centers on a regular guy and his agoraphobic wife, whose marriage is threatened by Pippi, a stripper on the run, who shows up to Armadillo Acres - the storms are a'brewin! BroadwayWorld has a first look at Stage Coach Theatre's upcoming production, opening on May 27th. Check out the photos below! (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

Laura Lippman to Chat WILDE LAKE Novel at The Music Hall's 'Writers in the Loft'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series will present the New York Times bestselling author and award-winning crime writer Laura Lippman with her latest novel WILDE LAKE, which explores the frailty of memory and how life and circumstance can create villains where heroes once stood. (more...)

Caroline Neff Joins Cast of Steep Theatre's WASTWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Steep Theatre's upcoming U.S. Premiere of Wastwater marks the return of two notable members of the Steep family to the Edgewater theatre: Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens and Jeff Award winner and Steep Ensemble Member Caroline Neff. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/20/16- Judy Kuhn
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn! Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Miserables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles (Florence Vassy) in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (formerly of ABBA) and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the Broadway Production of Les Miserables after 20 years, but this time assuming the role of Fantine. (more...)

Photo Coverage: FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson Gets Honored with a Sardi's Portrait!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

Just yesterday, five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson, currently starring on Broadway in FULLY COMMITTED, unveiled his portrait at Sardi's, which will join the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. Broadway World brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

Sheldon Harnick, Klea Blackhurst & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' 2017 Season at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2017, the 47th season of the country's preeminent American Songbook series. L&L brings together top music directors, lyricists, artists and music historians to present original revues featuring award-winning Broadway and cabaret performers. (more...)

VIDEO: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES' Christina Bianco's Hilarious MARY POPPINS DIVA MEDLEY
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

Filmed live at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Bianco sings a medley of Sherman Brothers classics as Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Idina Menzel, Liza Minnelli and many more. (more...)

Douglas Hodge & Kelli Barrett to Star in MY FAIR LADY at Bay Street Theater; Michael Arden Will Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bay Street Theater has announced some of the principal cast of MY FAIR LADY, Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, Music by Frederick Loewe, Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw & Gabriel Pascal's motion picture, and Directed by Michael Arden, Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for the Broadway revival of (more...)

Scoop: DEAD OF SUMMER - Series Premiere on FREEFORM - Tuesday, June 28, 2016
by - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on DEAD OF SUMMER - Series Premiere, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, June 28, 2016! (more...)

Lukas Graham to Perform on 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Additional Presenters Announced
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Lukas Graham will perform on the2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

Michael Urie to Reprise Role in BUYER & CELLAR at Westport Country Playhouse; Will be Filmed for THIRTEEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The original Off-Broadway production of the critically acclaimed comedy 'Buyer & Cellar' will take the stage of Westport Country Playhouse, June 14 - July 3.  (more...)

The CW Announces 2016-17 Fall Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

The CW Network presented its 2016-17 schedule to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City today, kicked off by the rock band Fitz and the Tantrums performing their hit singles “Handclap” and “The Walker.” (more...)

BWW Review: Laurie Krauz & Daryl Kojak Celebrate 25-Year Collaboration With Magnificent Show in 'New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits' Series at Metropolitan Room
by Remy Block - May 19, 2016

We are lucky in New York City. The talent here is unbelievable. Sometimes you settle in for an intimate evening at a little local club and you get your socks blown off. On Friday the 13th (of May, to be exact), I had such an experience at the latest monthly installment of Stephen Hanks' Metropolitan Room series (Associate Producer, Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD), New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits. The featured performers were Vocalist Laurie Krauz and her Musical Director Daryl Kojak celebrating their 25-year musical collaboration “It's a 'Greatest Hits' show within a Greatest Hits series!” Hanks extolled before introducing his stars for the evening. (more...)

Rebecca LaChance to Make Solo Cabaret Debut with 'WHAT THE FOLK?' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents rising star Rebecca LaChance in her debut solo cabaret, BROADWAY: WHAT THE FOLK? on Thursday June 9th at 9:30PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio's Stylishly Unsettled HEDDA GABLER
by Benjamin Tomchik - May 18, 2016

Studio has presented another facet, to perhaps, one of the theaters most multifaceted characters. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carol Burnett Reflects on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Experiences, Talks Upcoming Tour, and More
by Sally Henry - May 18, 2016

She's a legendary comedienne. She has been given some of the most prestigious honors in the industry, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, Television Hall of Fame, and many more. And she's touring to theatres across the US for an intimate night of conversation with local audiences. (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Now Available on iTunes; New Trailer!
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

For the first time ever, four volumes of the legendary television series 'THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW' are available in a digital format, Time Life announced today. Click below to watch a promo, featuring interviews with Betty White, Amy Poehler and more, for the collection! (more...)

HOLLYWOOD 911, COPYCAT KILLERS Among Reelz New & Returning Original Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

REELZ today announced new original series HOLLYWOOD 911 will premiere Saturday, June 11 at 10pm ET/PT and the return of original series Murder Made Me Famous and CopyCat Killers with new episodes (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild Sets 21st Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quartet of shows to celebrate its twenty-first season of Broadway in Concert musicals.  The MTG 2016-2017 season includes: PROMISES, PROMISES; THE SPITFIRE GRILL; HALLELUJAH, BABY! and STATE FAIR. (more...)

Jen Perry, Robbie Roby & More to Star in IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL at Smith Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Celebrated for its roster of unparalleled musical theatre offerings, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announces the complete cast for its debut of IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL, exclusively at Reynolds Hall this July. Written by Buddy Sheffield with music by Sheffield and Keith Thompson, preview performances will be held July 6 - 8, followed by the official opening night on July 9 and additional performances July 10 - 17. This limited engagement will offer patrons the rare opportunity to see the show as it is being developed. (more...)

Stiles and Drewe Announce 'The Wicker Husband' as Winner of Inaugural MTI Mentorship Award
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Olivier Award-winning writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe today announce the winners of their newly-expanded Stiles and Drewe Prize 2016. Now in its 9th year, the Stiles + Drewe Prize for Best New Song is joined by their first-ever Mentorship Award, supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). (more...)

Joseph Lorenzo Wise to Release New Single 'I Miss My Broadway Show' on 6/1
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Just in time for the Tony Awards, Joseph Lorenzo Wise is back in the tap shoes on his new single, 'I MISS MY BROADWAY SHOW'  an original Broadway classic by writers Joseph Lorenzo Wise and Cody T. Gillette, which features tap dancing in the audio track.  "I hadn't tapped in years", Wise laments.  Wise was one of the original Four Porters in "ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY" where he tapped across the stage at the St. James Theater for over year and a half!  (more...)

Classical Theatre of Harlem and New Dramatists Present Free Reading of FIT FOR A QUEEN on 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

FREE Public Reading of FIT FOR A QUEEN by Betty SHAMIEH, directed by TAMILLA WOODARD, presented by our friends at New Dramatists. Come for a sneak peak and early listen of the show The Classical Theatre of Harlem will produce this coming Fall! (more...)

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