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BAFTA LA to Honor Jodi Foster, Ricky Gervais & More with Special Portraits
by Movies News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) has commissioned British artist Lincoln Townley to create a suite of portraits in celebration of the 2016 British Academy Britannia Award honorees (more...)

Critic's Choice: Get Your Halloween Fix at the Theater This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 27, 2016

Have you decided on your Halloween costume yet? You better get to work since it's only four days until the Big Night is upon us and you won't want to caught with your pants down, so to speak. May we respectfully suggest a trip to your local, neighborhood theater? Not only will you be entertained, transformed and transported - we're willing to be on this happening - but you'll also probably get some great costume ideas in the process! And there is the added bonus that the theater company might be in the business of renting out costumes which would make your efforts even easier than you first thought… (more...)

Photo Coverage: Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Dramatists Guild Fund's Presidential Benefit Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2016

Just last night, Dramatists Guild Fund presented its annual benefit gala- Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition at Gotham Hall in New York. Raul Esparza debuted 'The Flag Song' from ASSASSINS which was cut before performances began, and Patrick Page performed from Robert Schenkkan's ALL THE WAY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

E! Goes Live from the Red Carpet at 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The music elite are set to converge at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles at this year's American Music Awards and E! will cover all the celebrity fanfare as the network brings the real magic of the red carpet to pop culture fans around the globe with its signature “Live From The Red Carpet” multi-platform coverage of the event. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Irish Repertory Theatre's FINIAN'S RAINBOW Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 7, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre presents FINIAN'S RAINBOW, directed and adapted by Charlotte Moore (Da), at Irish Rep Theatre (132 West 22nd Street) on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage. The production officially opened last night, November 6, 2016, and runs through December 18. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

CBS's 60 MINUTES Delivers Nearly 15 M Viewers; Is #1 Non-Sports Program for 2nd Week
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

60 MINUTES had another Big Night Sunday, drawing nearly 15 million viewers. The CBS News magazine delivered 14.89 million viewers to land at #2 in that measurement, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Nov. 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sutton Foster & Company Celebrate Opening Night of SWEET CHARITY!
by Walter McBride - Nov 21, 2016

The New Group's SWEET CHARITY opened just last night, November 20, at the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, where it plays through January 8. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Viceland to Premiere Three New Series; Gives Season Renewals to Favorite Dramas
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

VICELAND, the new channel from VICE Media and A+E Networks, is premiering three new series with 'Payday,' which just premiered on the network, and two others to follow in December (more...)

BWW TV: The Stars of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Shine Bright on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 15, 2016

THE GREAT COMET is a theatrical experience like no other. Malloy's inspired adaptation of a 70-page slice of War and Peace puts audiences just inches away from Tolstoy's brash young lovers, as they light up Moscow in an epic tale of romance and passion. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night, and you can check out interviews with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 just had a starry Broadway opening last night, at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' the new musical is created by Dave Malloy(Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin(Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM), also making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of GREAT COMET!
by Walter McBride - Nov 15, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 just had a starry Broadway opening last night, at the Imperial Theatre. Featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha,' the new musical is created by Dave Malloy(Ghost Quartet, Preludes) and directed by Rachel Chavkin(Hadestown, Artistic Director of The TEAM), also making their Broadway debuts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SIGNIFICANT OTHER Takes Opening Night Broadway Bows!
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2017

Meet Jordan Berman. He's single. And he has a date with a co-worker to see a documentary about the Franco-Prussian war. At least, he thinks it's a date. Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in the twenty-something years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2017

Meet Jordan Berman. He's single. And he has a date with a co-worker to see a documentary about the Franco-Prussian war. At least, he thinks it's a date. Significant Other follows Jordan and his three closest friends as they navigate love, friendship and New York in the twenty-something years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Leguizamo Celebrates Opening Night of LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 28, 2017

The Public's New York premiere of Latin History for Morons, created and performed by John Leguizamo and directed by Tony Taccone, was recently extended through Sunday, April 23, with an official press opening last night, March 27. BroadwayWorld is bringing you photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SWEAT Takes Opening Night Broadway Bows
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2017

Sweat, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey completed its long journey and opened last night on Broadway. The cast took their triumphant bows at the end of the Big Night and BroadwayWorld was there to catch the event. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Tony Shalhoub
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Mar 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 16, 2017

The Public Theater's world premiere of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne, choreography by Steven Hoggett, and directed by Alex Timbers, officially opened last night, March 15. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Family and Furniture! Meet the Full Cast of THE PRICE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tonight, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to meet the company and watch interviews with the quartet in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC Celebrates Opening Night of Penelope Skinner's LINDA
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 1, 2017

Linda, the new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit), opened just last night, February 28, at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Cast Complete, Rehearsals Underway for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Rehearsals began this week for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will begin previews Wednesday, April 5 prior to the official opening on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Barrymore Theatre. The production will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Lindsay Mendez
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 5, 2017

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Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

Richard Gere, NORMAN Screening to Open 34th Annual Miami Film Festival; Lineup Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Acclaimed box office star, producer and humanitarian Richard Gere will open the 34th edition of Miami Dade College's Miami Film Festival on March 3, 2017, followed by an Opening Night Gala screening of his new film, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, directed by 2-time Oscar-nominated Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar, with the KORBEL Opening Night Party to follow at Miami's Historic Alfred I. Dupont Building. (more...)

It's a Date Launches 'The Couple's Guide to New York City' and The Great Chocolate Giveaway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

New company, It's a Date, announces the launch of It's a Date NYC: The Couple's Guide to New York City. A printed city guidebook with a collection of 54 complete date itineraries. In conjunction with their launch, It's a Date will also kick-off 'The Great Chocolate Giveaway' for Valentine's Day 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the Big Night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (more...)

Vol 4 of THE LOST GROUP THEATRE PLAYS is Now in Print!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

???????The ReGroup is proud to announce that 3 more classic plays of the Group Theatre finally see publication! (more...)

Booking.com Presents Four Destinations Inspired by Hollywood's Biggest Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief February 9th, 2017 - Paper Mill, BIG RIVER, SUNSET BOULEVARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SUNSET BOULEVARD, starring Glenn Close, opens on Broadway! (more...)

90s Girl Power Musical Returns To The King's Head This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Get your butterfly clips, Union Jack print and body glitter ready - 2 Become 1 is an unrelenting party, a self-contained night out with the girls packed with charm, hilarity and good old-fashioned girl power. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Vanek - Michael Feinstein's Great American SONGBOOK ACADEMY 2017 is in Full Swing
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Feb 6, 2017

Jess here.  Last summer I had the opportunity to spend a week in Carmel, Indiana with 39 of the most talented teens I've ever met.  What happens in Carmel, you ask…?  THE SONGBOOK ACADEMY!  Now in its eighth season, the Songbook Academy is an annual week long summer music intensive designed for teens who are passionate about the music of the Great American Songbook.  Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer founded the Great American Songbook Foundation in 2007.  Each year he helms the program, and brings Broadway actors, Grammy and Emmy winners, and faculty from collegiate arts music programs to work alongside him in educating students about the rich history, songs and composers associated with the Great American Songbook.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Stars Celebrate at After Party
by Walter McBride - Feb 25, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group's Broadway revival of the New York City Center production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning Sunday in the Park with George just re-opened the historic Hudson Theatre (139-141 West 44th Street) last night, for a 10-week engagement. Directed by Sarna Lapine, performances will play through Sunday, April 23rd. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate the opening night at the starry after party. Go inside the Big Night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Walter McBride - Feb 24, 2017

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BWW TV: Go Inside the Blue, Purple, Yellow, Red Opening Night of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by TV - Opening Night Special - Feb 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld was on hand to speak with Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford and the rest of the company right after the curtain went down. Go inside the Big Night below! (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Walter McBride - Dec 6, 2016

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Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes Opening Night Broadway Bows!
by Walter McBride - Dec 5, 2016

Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical with a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, opened just last night at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Welcome to Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Dec 5, 2016

Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical with a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, opened just last night at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Montel Williams, Kato Kaelin & More Among Entertainment Set for Wizard World New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

From TV magicians "Masters of Illusion" to personalities Montel Williams, Kato Kaelin and "Chumlee" of "Pawn Stars" fame to a varied lineup of exciting dance, music, art and other options, Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the highlights of its new non-stop entertainment lineup at Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans (more...)

Know and Otrimprov Team Up Again to Make Your Holidays One-of-A-Kind with THE NAUGHTY LIST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

It's a little bit naughty and a little bit nice - but always a lot of fun - and is the only ticket in town guaranteeing you'll never see the same show twice. OTRimprov (OTRi), a long-time member of Know's resource-sharing Jackson Street Market program and voted Cincinnati's Best Improv Troupe (2016 Best of Cincinnati, CityBeat) takes over the patio at Arnold's Bar & Grill for the 5th consecutive year to celebrate, skewer, lament, embellish, and extol everything about the holidays. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 3rd, 2017 - AMELIE, MISCAST and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: AMELIE brings her whimsical world to Broadway, and an all-star lineup takes the stage for MCC's 2017 MISCAST gala! (more...)

@BWW_Nashville Twitter Held Hostage, Day 4: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET's MOLLY DOBBS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2017

While everyone up in Crossville, it seems, is getting ready for Friday night's opening of Million Dollar Quartet at Cumberland County Playhouse, we were able to convince Molly Dobbs, who plays Dyanne (that's Elvis' main squeeze in the show), to give us an insider's look at what goes on to make the Big Night as big as it could very possibly be! (more...)

Links in the Chain... Meet the Cast of SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Opening Tonight!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy'), directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), officially opens tonight, April 25, at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Below, get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ANASTASIA Gets a Royal Welcome on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

The hotly anticipated stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and we're taking you inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Piven Theatre Workshop Gala to Honor Legendary Founder Joyce Piven
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Piven Theatre Workshop's celebrity alumni are coming home to Chicago for one Big Night to honor their favorite teacher-legendary founder, Joyce Piven. On Saturday, May 6, philanthropic leaders, community partners and friends of Piven Theatre Workshop from Hollywood, Broadway and around the world will pay tribute to Piven's remarkable 45 years in Chicago theatre at the inaugural Once Upon a Stage gala at Revel Fulton Market in Chicago's West Loop. Notable guests include Jeremy Piven, who will accompany his mother to the gala, Shira Piven, Adam McKay, Ed Asner, Paul Adelstein, Lili Taylor, Aidan Quinn and Chicago's own Billy Dec, Harry Lennix, James Vincent Meredith and Lucas Jade Zumann, among others. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIA
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

The stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

The Best of the Worst- Look Back on Our Favorite Moments of MCC's Miscast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

In anticipation of the Big Night, we've rounded up our ten favorite, most miscast, past performances below! (more...)

Canadian Legends and First Time Nominees Lead Winner's List at 2017 Juno Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) today handed out 34 JUNOS and three special awards during a spectacular gathering of the Canadian music industry at the 2017 JUNO Gala Dinner & Awards presented by SOCAN in Ottawa. (more...)

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