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Scoop: E! September 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Sep 9, 2016

Get all the scoop on E! September 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

Photo Coverage: SPAMILTON Raises a Glass to Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 9, 2016

The musical, which promises an evening that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, just celebrated an official opening night yesterday, September 8, 2016 at the Triad (158 West 72nd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

E! Announces September 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

E! has announced the programming highlights for their upcoming fall season. (more...)

Theater Vet Tony Shalhoub Joins Amazon's THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Theater veteran Tony Shalhoub has been cast in the lead role opposite Rachel Brosnahan in Amy Sherman-Palladino's Amazon drama pilot THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL. (more...)

Sandi Toksvig's SILVER LINING and NELL GWYNN in English Touring Theatre Spring Season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces its spring season which features the world premiere of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare's Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role.  It is the final season under the stewardship of Director Rachel Tackley who is leaving the company to become Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre.  Richard Tywman takes over, having been Associate Director (International) of the Royal Court Theatre since 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the Big Night. Check it out below! (more...)

Which Tony Nominees Will Be 'Wintour-ized' This Year? Vogue Editor to Dress Select Few
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2016

Now that this year's TONY nominees have been revealed, it's time for the honorees to chose their fashion for the Big Night. (more...)

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Headed to the Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are headed to the Fox Theatre on September 9th, 2016.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Victoria Clark & More Celebrate MasterVoices at 2016 Spring Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

MasterVoices raised more than $220,000 to fund the company's Artistic and Education Programs at its 2016 Spring Benefit which featured Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate starring Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Elliot Madore, Anna Christy, and Sarah Mesko, with a World Premiere prologue by Michael John LaChiusa, directed and choreographed by Doug Varone, and conducted by Ted Sperling at Le Parker Meridien and New York City Center on April 28, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you look inside the Big Night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 66th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony with Broadway's Best
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2016

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre hosted its award ceremony for the 2015-16 season last night, May 26, at Sardis in Manhattan. Go inside the Big Night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW Opens Off-Broadway at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company's critically acclaimed, world premiere production of Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson, that sold out at Stage 2 earlier this season, transfered Off Broadway to Atlantic's main stage Linda Gross Theater earlier this month. The production celebrated its opening night yesterday, May 19, and will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, June 19. Go inside the after party at Smithfield Hall in Chelsea below! (more...)

E!'s LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET Heading to Billboard Music Awards
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Nights like these start with E! when “Live From The Red Carpet” returns Sunday, May 22nd for the 2016 “Billboard Music Awards” direct from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of DAPHNE'S DIVE
by Jennifer Broski - May 16, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of DAPHNE'S DIVE, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (Water by the Spoonful, In the Heights) and directed by Thomas Kail (Hamilton, Fox's 'Grease: Live'). The production just opened in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Big Night  below! (more...)

BWW TV: James Corden on Hosting the 2016 Tony Awards; Plus a FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Performance Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2016

The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden, air on the CBS Television Network on this Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In celebration of the Big Night, BroadwayWorld caught up with Corden at today's dress rehearsal, where he opened up about his plans as host, the show's opening number, and more. Plus, catch a sneak peek at the cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF rehearsing for their performance! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Beth Behrs & Company Take Opening Night Bows in MCC's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED...
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 8, 2016

Beth Behrs, the star of CBS's 2 BROKE GIRLS, leads the cast of the world premiere of Halley Feiffer's comedy A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City at MCC Theater. Behrs is joined by Obie winner Lisa Emery, most recently seen on the hit Netflix drama JESSICA JONES, as well as stage veteran Jacqueline Sydney and Erik Lochtefeld. Obie winner Trip Cullman directs the production, which just opened last night of June 7. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meryl Streep, Christine Baranski, Kevin Kline & More Return to the Public for THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 7, 2016

Just last night, The Public Theater presented its Annual Gala, THE UNITED STATES OF SHAKESPEARE at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Jeremy McCarter, the always highly-anticipated gala included scenes from Shakespeare's greatest works and the American poems, songs, and stories they inspired, performed by some of The Public's and the nation's, most celebrated actors and musicians.  BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

BWW TV: Praise Be! Sean Hayes Returns to Broadway in AN ACT OF GOD
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jun 7, 2016

Tony nominee and Emmy winner Sean Hayes returns to Broadway as God himself in a limited 14-week engagement of the hit comedy An Act of God at the Booth Theatre, beginning tonight, May 28, 2016. David Javerbaum's comedy returns to New York after launching the 2015-2016 Broadway season in a sold-out, critically acclaimed run and a second Godly successful run starring Sean Hayes in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Road to Rising Stars
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - Jun 6, 2016

This week, the UHSPAC prepares to step into the spotlight. The Tony Award winning Papermill Playhouse hosts the Rising Star Awards celebrating excellence in High School Theatre. All across the state of New Jersey, performing arts programs compete for a bevy of honors including the coveted "Best Overall Production of a Musical." Union High School has participated in nine consecutive ceremonies, all nominated for the main prize. The UHSPAC has taken home the gold twice; in 2010 for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat as well as 2015 for Sophisticated Ladies. This toe tapping extravaganza currently holds the record for the most awards won in a single night by one school. Our 2016 production of Mary Poppins has been nominated for 12 Rising Stars and will be performing the number "Step in Time" as part of the festivities. This year, our department is being included in a documentary for PBS, recording our passage to the Rising Star Awards. For the past month, the sweeps have been rehearsing for the 21st annual journey over the rooftops. Tune in to Hometown TV on June 7th to experience the excitement with us!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Grandage's GENIUS Celebrates NYC Premiere at MoMA!
by Walter McBride - Jun 6, 2016

The film, which opens theatrically on June 10, just premiered at the MoMA and you can check out photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

Karen Olivo, Max Von Essen, Laura Osnes, Laura Michelle Kelly & More Tapped for Tony Awards' Live Stream Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Tony Awards has announced the star-studded team that will bring Broadway fans across the world exclusive content live from the red carpet and behind-the-scenes at this year's Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing's 70th Annual Tony Awards - hosted by Tony Award winner James Corden - will air on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Broadway's Chad Kimball Set to Appear on TRENT ARMAND KENDALL BROADWAY DOWNLOAD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Chad Kimball will share his Tony Award predictions, along with our Hosts, as well as his Broadway journey to the Big Night.  Mr. Kimball will also give his personal insight to thriving in 'show biz' by profiling his secondary, cross-over ambitions with an honest look at the challenges and triumphs involved. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/4-6/5/2016
by - Jun 5, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 5, 2016 - Sunday, June 5, 2016. (more...)

BWW Tony Interview Special: We're Never Ever Getting Rid of Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2016

Christopher Fitzgerald goes up against a jazz-age composer, two of America's founding fathers and an angry British monarch in his Tonys category on June 12. His role in Waitress, which earned him a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, is Ogie- a 'strange but beautiful' tax auditor with a heart of gold. As he gears up for the Big Night, find out how the role came together, why he 'can't stand' leading lady Jessie Mueller, and so much more! (more...)

BWW Interview: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Tony Nominee Mark Strong Can't Wait To Get Back To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jun 4, 2016

He won an Olivier Award for his performance in the Arthur Miller classic and now he's up for a Tony. (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson to Be Honored at 2016 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA Los Angeles) is pleased to announce it will honor award-winning actor Samuel L. Jackson with the Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment at this year's British Academy Britannia Awards. (more...)

Cartoon Network to Present Epic Night of Premieres, 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

It's a Big Night at Cartoon Network when our superhero sisters fly into Jump City in the first ever crossover episode “TTG v PPG” debuting Thursday, June 30, 6:00p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

Photo Flash: It's a Big Night in Bikini Bottom! Broadway-Bound SPONGEBOB Musical Opens in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The SpongeBob Musical just celebrated its opening last night, June 19th, at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) for its pre-Broadawy run through July 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast and creative team celebrating the big evening below! (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre's Curtain Call Lounge Offers Summer Dinners & Tasting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Curtain Call Lounge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis' premier champagne bar, is excited to announce a summer culinary line-up of beverage tastings and classes; food and wine pairing combinations; and movies with multi-course dinners. (more...)

The 2016 Tony Awards Telecast Will Broadcast on Four Continents!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Tony Awards® will broadcast on four continents this year thanks to The Fremantle Corporation and the official international broadcast partners for the 70th Annual Tony Awards. The telecast will air on the following networks - scheduled as listed - across the globe: (more...)

New App HEAT Available This Month on iTunes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

HEAT, the hottest, new and upcoming app offers an innovative and interactive platform identifying trending locations of the best of the best from restaurants to bars for users in realtime. The HEAT app connects users to the hottest venues in every city. The mobile app is available for iPhone devices. It is available now to download in iTunes: (more...)

Let's Have Another Round Tonight- Play Our 2016 Tony Awards Drinking Game!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2016

You've been asking for it, and here it is! BroadwayWorld.com's 2016 Tony Awards Drinking Game! Join us ... if you dare! (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 11, 2016

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 70th annual Tony Awards, and New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies which will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8/7c on CBS. This Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the Big Night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

Tom Brady Leads 17th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

BOSTON, June 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD),is pleased to announce that the 17 th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port presented by Pepsi-Cola and Santander Bank, will take place on June 3-4.More than 2,500 people are expected to participate in the Challenge a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International.Tom Brady, New England Patriots Quarterback and Best Buddies Global Ambassador, will serve as Honorary Co-Chair and lead Team Tom Brady to the finish line. Celebrity Chef Guy Fieri and Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III will join Brady as the event's Honorary Co-Chairs, and John Hailer, President & CEO of Natixis Global Asset Management for the Americas & Asia, is the Event Chair. (more...)

CBS to Bring STAR TREK, THE BIG BANG THEORY & More to San Diego Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A blockbuster lineup of CBS series from the Network's past, present and future will be presented in panels at Comic-Con® 2016. STAR TREK, THE BIG BANG THEORY and SCORPION return to San Diego, joined by new Network series and a first-ever “Fan Favorites” session with CBS stars. Exclusive videos will be presented at each of the series' panels. (more...)

Photo Coverage: INDIGNATION, with Danny Burstein, Linda Emond & More, Premieres in New York
by Walter McBride - Jul 26, 2016

On July 29, Summit Entertainment and Roadside Attractions will release Jeremy Schamus' Indignation, starring Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, and Danny Burstein. The company just gathered for the New York premiere last night and you can check out photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

Casting Announced for New Comedy Play WAITING FOR WAITING FOR GODOT at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Casting announced for Mark Bell's (The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery) production of Dave Hanson's off-Broadway comedy at St. James Theatre Studio in September. (more...)

RNC Day 4, NYPD Body Cams & More Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Ricky Gervais to Be Honored by BAFTA LA's Britannia Awards for Excellence in Comedy
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

BAFTA has announced that they will honor award-winning comedian, actor, writer and director Ricky Gervais with the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy at this year's British Academy Britannia Awards. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: High Schoolers Shine at the 8th Annual Jimmy Awards; Watch the Full Ceremony!
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2016

Every year the nation's most talented high schoolers flock to the Minskoff Theatre for the NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS. This year's the eighth annual ceremony took place on June 27, hosted by Tony Award®-nominee Zachary Levi. The coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor was presented to Josh Stroblrepresenting The Jerry Herman Awards and Amina Faye representing The Blumey Awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 14, 2016

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, written by Bess Wohl, returns to New York this summer for a strictly limited engagement. Directed by Obie Award-winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS officially opened last night, July 13, for a run at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) through September 25, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

Orlando Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP), in partnership with UCF, is proud to announce it's 2016 - 2017 Season! The REP is Orlando's premiere and Florida's only professional theatre for families and young audiences, and has staged recent box-office hits such as Rudolph The Red-Nosed The Musical and Junie B. Jones The Musical! (more...)

BWW Flashback: Roundabout's Starry Hit SHE LOVES ME Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's hit revival of She Loves Me, which opened to unanimous rave reviews earlier this year, concludes its Broadway engagement today, July 10, 2016. In honor of the musical's final performance, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at its run! (more...)

Photo Flash: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Casts Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors, the stage and screen musical that has circled the globe for over 30 years, consuming audiences with chills, thrills and laughter, arrived Monday night at Feinstein's/54Below. One unprecedented evening brought together performers from the original production through the Broadway revival for stories told, reminiscences shared, and songs sung. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Come-a, Come-a, Come-and Watch Highlights from the LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 1, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors, the stage and screen musical that has circled the globe for over 30 years, consuming audiences with chills, thrills and laughter, arrived Monday night at Feinstein's/54Below. One unprecedented evening brought together performers from the original production through the Broadway revival for stories told, reminiscences shared, and songs sung. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brandon Victor Dixon Poses Backstage After HAMILTON Debut!
by Walter McBride - Aug 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon just made his debut as Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton on Broadway last night, August 23. BroadwayWorld was on hand for his Big Night and you can check out backstage photos below! (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

BWW TV: The CATS Cast Looks Back on a Purrrfect Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2016

The first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats, returned to Broadway just last night at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand at last night's jellicle ball and you can catch up with the company on their Big Night below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 23-29
by Nora Dominick - Apr 29, 2016

Gearing up for Tony Award nomination this coming week? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BC/EFA's 2016 Easter Bonnet Competition!
by Stage Tube - Apr 28, 2016

The 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, celebrating six weeks of fundraising by 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies, raised a record-shattering $5,528,568 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, the largest grand total from either an Easter Bonnet Competition or Gypsy of the Year fundraising campaign in Broadway Cares history. The show featured a surprise performance by rock legend Stevie Nicks, two top awards to Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast of Hamilton, and more than 230 of the best actors, singers and dancers in New York. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the Big Night! (more...)

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