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Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

SCERA's 8th Annual A Night of Broadway Presents BEST OF THE WEST END
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

 SCERA Center for the Arts is putting together its 8th annual A Night of Broadway show, and this year they are taking musical favorites from the West End of London and presenting a production that earned some top local performers a four-star rating this summer at the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. (more...)

Cutting Ball presents HEDDA GABLER This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Two years after his Bay Area debut directing Cutting Ball's explosive production of Ubu Roi, Yury Urnov returns this winter to tackle Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece, Hedda Gabler, translated by Paul Walsh. Featured in the title role is Britney Frazier, who last performed at Cutting Ball in Superheroes in 2014. Hedda Gabler opens in previews on January 19 and runs through February 26, 2017. Opening night is scheduled for Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m. The press opening will take place the following Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 - $45, and may be purchased online at cuttingball.com/productions/hedda-gabler or by phone at 415-525-1205.  (more...)

Sequence Survey Confirms Politics Creates More Tension at the Holiday Table Than Smartphone Use
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

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Harry Shearer & Judith Own to Present 'Christmas Without Tears (Does This Tree Make Me Look Fat?)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This December, Welsh-born and Los Angeles-based pianist and singer-songwriter Judith Owen and her husband, actor and humorist Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, Spinal Tap) will once again spread their special brand of yuletide cheer with their Christmas Without Tears 2016 Tour (more...)

StartMonday Wins Prestigious Dutch Start-Up of the Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

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Kenny Chesney Receives BMI President's Award at 2016 BMI Country Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Broadcast Music, Inc., (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, presented its 2016 BMI Country Awards this evening, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI President's Award winner Kenny Chesney (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Discovers an Author with a Secret, Michael Urie Returns on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Nov 2, 2016

As far as YOUNGER episodes go, this week's installment was pretty HUGE for both Liza and Empirical… in so many more ways than one! Our favorite 40-year-old-posing-as-26 makes a shocking discovery about one of Empirical's esteemed authors, before acquiring their book as her next project (so, good news there!) Bad news is she's still waffling between Josh and Charles, and Radha really enters the picture this week, shaking things up and making it clear to Liza (But don't worry… she's not scurred!) Plus, there are new developments and similarly shocking discoveries made between Maggie and new belle Malkie (including a visit from the ex… dun dun dun), and Josh is desperate to get Liza get kinky in public places. Ooh! All topped off with a stellar guest appearance by one of our favorite Broadway alums! What more could possibly want?! It's all ahead (or behind, depending), so if you're intrigued, please read on!! (more...)

Initial Artist Lineup Revealed For Each Weekend of Electric Forest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Today, Electric Forest (EF) revealed the initial artist lineup for the seventh annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan. For the first time in the festival's history, Electric Forest will span over two distinct weekends on June 22-June 25 and June 29-July 2, 2017. View the complete list of announced artists set to perform the First Weekend and Second Weekend HERE.  (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

Starz to Present PARTY DOWN and SPARTACUS Thanksgiving Weekend Marathons
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

STARZ serves up hearty reunions of fan favorite original series with a #ThrowbackThanksgiving marathon event of the cult classics PARTY DOWN and SPARTACUS on Thanksgiving Weekend (more...)

Rival IQ Release Delivers Fullest Picture Yet of Customers' Facebook...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

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BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Mar 23, 2017

'I'm the greatest star, I am by far, but no one knows it' is the claim by aspiring vaudeville music show actress Fanny Brice at the top of Funny Girl.  Fanny is no ordinary showgirl- no 'Miss Atlantic City'. Her gift is to use that backstreet Brooklyn wit on the stage and tear up the rulebook set by the shows impresarios. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)

Ruthie Foster to Celebrate CD Release at City Vineyard This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Ruthie will celebrate the album tomorrow, March 21, at 8:30 p.m. at City Vineyard (Voices Along the Hudson, 155 Varick, NYC). (more...)

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel. (more...)

2017 Colombi New Plays Festival presents OCCUPATION DAD.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Jason has a job, okay? He just works from home now. Things are tough nowadays what with the economy and all. So, stop looking at him like that. Lots of dads stay home with their babies. Right? It's no Big Deal and it's really not that tough. Except his kid won't walk. And his mother won't help. And his older brother's a jerk-off. And his sister's kids are already perfect and the playground moms are psychotic and everybody on Facebook hates him. But, other than all that, everything is just hunky-dory. Except his dad - you know what, forget his dad. It's fine. Seriously. Everything is… (more...)

Los Colognes Release New Track 'Molly B Good'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Nashville quintet Los Colognes will release their third album The Wave on May 12th via Big Deal Media / Thirty Tigers. Relix just premiered 'Molly B Good,' the second track released off the album. (more...)

BWW Interview: PHANTOM's Ali Ewoldt Discusses the Challenges of Christine, Asians on Broadway and Her Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 10, 2017

Over the years, as we all orbit in the same Broadway Asian community, I got to know Ali Ewoldt and see her perform various roles, including Carrie in CAROUSEL, Tuptim in THE KING AND I, and Luisa in THE FANTASTICKS. Always happy to be supporting part of the Tribe and seeing someone who looked like me starring in these iconic shows, it became evident that Ewoldt possesses one of the most pristine soprano voices out there today. I knew that it would only be a matter of time before her next big Broadway break, and that brings us to today. She stars as Christine in the long-running mega-hit THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and will be making her solo debut at Feinstein's/54 Below with FROM PHANTOM TO PHANTOM on March 12. Ahead of the show, Ewoldt was kind enough to take time to answer a few questions for us. (more...)

First Time All Asian, Female Sketch Comedy Group Gets Show At Upright Citizens Brigade Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

AzN PoP! is the first group of its kind to receive a run of their show, "AzN PoP!: Live in Concert!" at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. AzN PoP! is a comedy group comprised of Maya Deshmukh, Iliana Inocencio, Anna Suzuki, Angel Yau, and Ann Marie Yoo. All five members both wrote and star in the show. It is directed by Leslie Meisel, with choreography by Dave Mizzoni. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mezzo-Soprano Marianne Cornetti Swings for the Fences
by Erica Miner - Jan 31, 2017

The busy mezzo has even sung the National Anthem at a Pirates-Braves game (more...)

Ingram Micro Welcomes 1,600+ to Buffalo, N.Y. for Annual Sales Kickoff and President's Club Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

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WAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight noms
by Misha Davenport - Jan 3, 2017

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Peerlyst to Sponsor Experts Building InfoSec Tools
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

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Los Colognes Premieres 'Flying Apart' at Stereogum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Nashville based Los Colognes have just announced their third album The Wave, out May 12th via Big Deal Media / Thirty Tigers. (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Winners Announced - Patti LuPone, Ethan Slater, Alex Weisman and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 24, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Chicago winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Electric Forest Announces Additional Headliners Flume and Dillon Francis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

Today, Electric Forest (EF) announced additional headliners Flume and Dillon Francis will join the already stacked lineup for the seventh annual music and camping festival in Rothbury, Michigan. Expanding to two weekends for the first time in the festival's history, Electric Forest 2017 will offer two musically distinct weekends on June 22-June 25 and June 29-July 2. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Mel Johnson, Jr., Grasan Kingsberry and More Sign on for WEARING BLACK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

NewYorkRep and The Telling Company have announced casting for their upcoming staged reading of WEARING BLACK, the new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Riley Thomas. (more...)

Geva Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, a funny and poignant stage adaptation of the beloved Academy Award©-winning film.  Adapted by Todd Kreidler and based on the screenplay by William Rose, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is directed by Skip Greer and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from February 14 to March 12. (more...)

BWW Interview: Seattle Opera is Weston Hurt's Home Away from Home
by Erica Miner - Jan 10, 2017

A veteran of diverse leading roles, Hurt is also an experienced concert and recital performer (more...)

VIDEO: 'Oh It's a Big Deal'! Alec Baldwin Hilariously Promos This Week's SNL
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Alec Baldwin returns as host of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE for the 17th time on February 11th, with musical guest Ed Sheeran. (more...)

Creative Loafing To Give Locals A Unique Opportunity To Rub Elbows With Tampa Bay Area Brewers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Join Creative Loafing (CL) in kicking off Tampa Bay Beer Week and celebrating the release of CL's Beer Issue at Meet The Brewers, where 20 of Tampa Bay's very own brewers will be on-site sampling and mingling with an intimate crowd on Thursday, February 23rd, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Morean Arts Center for Clay (420 22nd St. S. in St. Pete). (more...)

BWW Review: TROUBADOUR at Alliance Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - Feb 5, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has a habit of debuting innovative theatre that sometimes even makes it to Broadway. (Note: Tuck Everlasting, Bring It On, Sister Act, Aida, The Color Purple. No Big Deal, right?) It is for this reason that I was not surprised that their latest musical, TROUBADOR, was just as exceptional. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Joining the previously announced David Tennant who plays the title role, Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis are Theo Barklem-Biggs (Pete), Mark Ebulue (Aloysius), Mark Extance (ensemble), David Jonsson (Col), Dominique Moore (Lottie), Emma Naomi (ensemble), Alice Orr-Ewing (Mattie and Ruby), Himesh Patel (Vagabond), Adrian Richards (ensemble), William Spray (ensemble), Danielle Vitalis (Elvira) and Eleanor Wyld (Dalia) who complete the cast for Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Chris Rice Gets #TAPPY and Talks BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by Christopher Castanho - Feb 27, 2017

Chris Rice, a current swing in the Broadway company of 'The Book of Mormon' had no idea that when he uploaded his tap rendition of Anna Kendrick's 'Cup Song' on YouTube it would go viral, three years later is has accrued over three million views. I was lucky enough to chat with him during an evening he was not swinging in about his current choreography project featured in 'Broadway Backwards' a fundraiser to benefit Broadway Cares: Equity Fights Aids and the LGBT center in Manhattan, also teasing his newest dance video. (more...)

'Here's The Deal: Everything You Wish a Lawyer Would Tell You About Buying a Small Business' by Joel Ankney is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Buying a small business is a Big Deal! Understanding the deal process helps buyers avoid surprises, reduce stress, decrease legal fees, and resolve issues that might kill the deal. Joel Ankney, a seasoned business lawyer, has published a book to teach buyers about the business-buying process so they can avoid these surprises and better navigate their deal. (more...)

Creative Loafing Adds More Breweries to Unique Meet The Brewers Event
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Join Creative Loafing (CL) in kicking off Tampa Bay Beer Week and celebrating the release of CL's Beer Issue at Meet The Brewers, where 20 of Tampa Bay's very own brewers will be on-site sampling and mingling with an intimate crowd on Thursday, February 23rd, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Morean Arts Center for Clay (420 22nd St. S. in St. Pete). (more...)

Keith Urban Leads Nominations for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year®, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. (more...)

FORGIVENESS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

In Juliette Hall Byam's new book, Forgiveness ($14.99, paperback, 9781604773613) readers will see why we forgive and how easy it is to forgive when it's done on God's terms. Forgiveness helps readers understand that the Big Deal about forgiveness is that it's about our relationship with God. The state of our relationship with God determines our dealings with each other. It's really not between you and the one who offends you. (more...)

The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre Join Forces Once Again for EDWARD ALBEE'S AT HOME AT THE ZOO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Deaf West Theatre (DWT), the performing arts organizations behind the Tony Award-nominated and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, reunite to bring multiple Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo to life in an innovative and new production. Edward Albee's At Home at the Zoo begins previews on March 7 and will open in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis on Friday, March 10. It will run through March 26. This production is made possible by the generous support of Meeghan and Michael Nemeroff. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre's Smash Hit Musical, WEST SIDE STORY, Wows Johannesburg Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

The Fugard Theatre's grand-scale, smash hit, all South African production of WEST SIDE STORY is currently running at the Joburg Theatre's Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg, presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre. (more...)

ANNIE to Play the Fox Theatre 3/17 – 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play five performances March 17 - 19, 2017 at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ready to Blow Us All Away- Meet HAMILTON's Newest Star, Jordan Fisher!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2016

Just under a year ago, Jordan Fisher was melting the hearts of millions from behind the television screen. Now he's doing it live, eight times a week from the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)

Electric Forest 2017 General Ticket On-Sale Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Rothbury, Mich. – Electric Forest 2017 general ticket on-sale began today at 12 PM EST at www.electricforestfestival.com. (more...)


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BWW Review: A Magical MR. AND MRS. PENNYWORTH
by Misha Davenport - Dec 23, 2016

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It's Time to Get Cheesy at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Sometimes it's simply better to be cheesy like if you're a nacho, quesadilla, enchilada, or especially if you want a free serving of queso dip at On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina on December 16 th. That's when National Ugly Sweater Day comes to OTB and guests get a chance to share their most outrageous holiday sweaters over a good laugh, great food, and tasty drinks. The world may be celebrating National Ugly Sweater Day, but at OTB we think these sweaters are wellcheesy so we have renamed it Cheesy Sweater Day. (more...)

BWW Review: SANTALAND DIARIES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Dec 13, 2016

See how KC Rep has enhanced this holiday favorite. (more...)

Celebrate The Summer Of Love 2017 In Monterey With Musical Performances, Art Exhibits And Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

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