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Edie Falco Among BMCC/CUNY Gala Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) and the BMCC Foundation hosts the 2016 Gala, "Invest in a Future." This annual event is scheduled for Monday, June 6, and will be at Cipriani at 25 Broadway. A cocktail reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m. The event will conclude by 9:00 p.m.  (more...)

Alfie Boe, Danny Burstein, Billy Porter Among Performers Set for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY®, presented by United Airlines, will take place on Friday, June 3rd from 12:30pm-2:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Citrus Singers Set for ON THE SPOT at Broadway Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

'On The Spot' is the only show in New York City that combines the dulcet tones of cabaret, with frantic hilarity of improv comedy. It has been in existence for over a year, and will soon celebrate the six-month anniversary of its open ended weekly run at the Broadway Comedy Club. It has an excellent critical reputation, being described as 'spot-on', 'fun-filled', 'top-notch' and 'laugh-out-loud'. As well as being 'a show that takes 'anything for a laugh' to new heights of bravery!' (Hi! Drama, Ludus NYC, Culture Catch) Audiences love it, and singers between shows love coming down between gigs to contribute to the fun. Guest artists have included Brian Falduto, better known as the hilarious young stylist 'Fancypants' in Richard Linklater's 'School of Rock', as well as Amanda Nicholas, one of the stars of cult Off-Broadway Sensation 'Bayside! The Musical!, and Billboard Top 40 singer Janine Berenson. It's clearly a show with staying power. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico, who just finished an acclaimed run starring in the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz? ("transformative" & "an exquisite interpretation" - The New York Times) is set to star in a workshop this week of the David Shire & Adam Gopnik (of The New Yorker) musical Table. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Santa Clara University's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Santa Clara University's Department of Theatre and Dance announced today the full casting and creative creative team for the upcoming production of CHICAGO.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Dance Review: DANCEAFRICA SENEGAL Program Brings Color and Poignancy to BAM
by Melanie Votaw - May 31, 2016

BWW Review: DANCEAFRICA 2016 Brings Color and Poignancy to BAM with SENEGAL: DOORS OF ANCIENT FUTURES (more...)

Full Cast Announced for EXPOSURE THE MUSICAL at St James Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The full cast has been announced for Exposure The Musical - Life Through A Lens. It runs at St. James Theatre, for a limited season, from 16 July until 27 August 2016, with press night on Thursday 28 July 2016.  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/31/2016 - Jane Krakowski, CHARLIE BROWN and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 31, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski is getting a portrait at Sardi's today, plus the company of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN celebrates its opening night at the York Theatre! (more...)

WAM Theatre to Host Reading of THE OREGON TRAIL, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

WAM Theatre has announced the cast for the third in their 2016 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series, The Oregon Trail by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Estefania Fadul. The reading will take place on Sunday, June 19 at 3 pm at No. Six Depot Roastery and Cafe, 6 Depot Street in West Stockbridge, MA. (more...)

Cast of LITTLE WARS Set for Reading, Signing at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Drama Book Shop welcomes an acclaimed cast, comprised of actors from the original New York production and from the play's Bermuda premier, for a reading of Steven Carl McCasland's play Little Wars. The 12:30pm reading will take place in the shop's downstairs Arthur Seelen Theatre. It will be followed by a signing with the playwright. (more...)

Cacophony Daniels Returns in Howard Ashman Tribute UNDER THE C
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

On June 10, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.  (more...)

Tribeca New Music 2016 Festival to Conclude Season with Violinist Mary Rowell, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Tribeca New Music 2016 Festival concludes its season with Tribeca Monster violinist Mary Rowell (a founding member of the string quartet ETHEL) celebrating some of her favorite new and recent works. Ms. Rowell leads a high-caliber group of musicians performing works by Don Byron, Annie Gosfield, Andrew Norman, Tony Scott, and Jacob TV, with a world premiere by Preston Stahly, and NYC premiere by a rising young composer, Grant Luhmann. The concert takes place at nancy manocherian's - the cell, 338 West 23rd Street (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.) in NYC, on Sunday, June 26 at 4PM. range in price from $15 to $35. For details and to buy tickets, please go to tribecanewmusic.org. (more...)

RAVE ON: THE BUDDY HOLLY EXPERIENCE Begins at the Omaha Community Playhouse Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience will run the Howard Drew Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse June 10-26, 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Scott Barnhardt
by Broadway's Backbone - May 31, 2016

In this episode: Broadways Scott Barnhardt- Scott was saying "Hello" years before Adele. As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, this Book of Mormon original cast member discusses the differences between a workshop and a lab, how to survive a bad review and dares to ask the questions, "What else is out there?"  (more...)

Vorschau: SUGAR und deutsche Erstaufführung von SHYLOCK! am Theater Pforzheim
by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2017 des Theater Pforzheim fugt sich in ein großes Jubilaum der Stadt ein - 2017 wird  feiert Pforzheim den 250. Geburtstag der Schmuck- und Uhrenindustrie. Dementsprechend stehen Sinn und Unsinn des Goldrauschs, das Funkeln und die Widerspruchen des Strebens nach Macht und Reichtum auch im Zentrum des Programms. In der Sparte Oper stehen zwei Musicalpremieren auf dem Program, SUGAR basierend auf dem Billy Wilder Film, und die deutsche Erstauffuhrung von SHYLOCK! inspiriert von Der Kaufmann Von Venedig. Aus der letzten Saison wiederaufgenommen werden WEST SIDE STORY und das TRIBUTE TO THE BLUES BROTHERS. (more...)

BWW Review: 2015 MetroStar Champ Minda Larsen Delivers Another Winning Performance With MY SOUTHERN SONG at Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - May 30, 2016

The fourth time was the charm for Minda Larsen, winner of the 2015 MetroStar Competition: “I have an MFA in opera,” she joked during the debut of her show, My Southern Song, at the Metropolitan Room on May 21, “So it took four tries in six years to win that competition.” The remark is typical of the self-deprecating humor of the versatile singer from Jacksonville, FL, who spent time in Georgia and went to school in South Carolina. Itching all her life to get out of the South, now she longs to get back. Her new show (a four-date run that is her award for winning the MetroStar) captures that longing with love, laughter, and an occasional tear. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 30, 2016
by - May 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

GLEENET Avows the Birth of Humanistic SNS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2016

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Barry Humphries, Cate Blanchett, Nick Cave and Olivia Newton-John Among Stars on Adelaide Festival Centre's WALK OF FAME
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Adelaide Festival Centre's Walk of Fame is one step closer to realisation, with the public and critics' star recipients now announced. Big names honoured include Barry Humphries, Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, Tim Minchin, Benedict Andrews, Sir Robert Helpmann, Dame Joan Sutherland, Olivia Newton-John, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Nick Cave and Billy Connolly. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 29
by Audition Roundup - May 29, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 29, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2016
by - May 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2016
by - May 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (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...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/27/2016 - PAINT YOUR WAGON, Leslie Odom, Jr., ANASTASIA and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 27, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The New York City Center Encores! cast recording of Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON comes out today. Plus Leslie Odom, Jr. and Martin Short will be visiting THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and ANASTASIA opens tonight at Hartford Stage! (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...)

Lady Antebellum & More Set for This Year's Country Summer Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

In its third year, Country Summer, Northern California's biggest country music festival, is June 3 to 5 at Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS Returns To The West End From November!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Stephen Daldry's multi award-winning production of JB Priestley's An Inspector Calls makes its much-anticipated return to the West End this winter. This will mark the 70th anniversary of the first UK staging of the play and the 25th anniversary of its first appearance at the National Theatre (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

THE ACCLAIMED West End production of Guys And Dolls is coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. (more...)

Charlotte d'Amboise Will Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise in a special return engagement as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, June 6. One of the most celebrated members of the worldwide Chicago family, d'Amboise holds the record for having played Roxie Hart more than any other actress in the history of the production -- more than 2,500 performances on Broadway and the road combined to date. (more...)

Gregory Ross Pens HENRY ROCKS THE 4TH
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Gregory Ross, an accomplished author, has completed his newest book in The Counting Rooster series called 'Henry Rocks the 4th'. It is an imaginative and adventurous story about farm animals that are invited to celebrate the fourth of July at the new San Francisco Zoo. What new friends will they make along the way? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jaime Camil as CHICAGO's Billy Flynn!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Check out a first look at Camil in costume below! (more...)

SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS WITH FRANK DILELLA, Maria Schneider Orchestra & More Set for Birdland, Week of 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for June 6-12, featuring Maria Schnieder Orchestra, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Mari Koga Quintet, and more! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 5/30 - 6/10 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 5/30 - 6/10, airing on NBC (more...)

Outer Spaces Release Official Video for 'Born Enemy' via Brooklyn Vegan
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Baltimore, MD's Outer Spaces is releasing their new album, A Shedding Snake, today with Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Merri Sugarman, CSA Auditions for LES MISERABLES' Fantine on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - May 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch as Merri Sugarman auditions for Fantine in Les Miserables! (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's 42nd STREET Taps Your Troubles Away
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2016

If there is a Broadway musical that more gleefully and accurately encapsulates the magic and mayhem of creating a brand spanking new blockbuster at the height of the Great Depression than 42nd Street, I want to see it post-haste! (more...)

John Partridge and Hayley Tamaddon Lead CHICAGO at the Lyceum Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

International award-winning Broadway and West End musical Chicago is set to razzle dazzle audiences at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 June, starring stage and television stars John Partridge as Billy Flynn and Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart, with X-Factor winner Sam Bailey as Matron 'Mama' Morton.   (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 25th Annual Summer Gala, celebrating Bay Street's Silver Anniversary, totake place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 9, 2016 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include a special performance of scenes from productions from the past 25 years, as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, Live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO's Next Leading Man, Jaime Camil, Meets the Press!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil steps into the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel - check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season; a unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present SISTER ACT, 6/17-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?The final musical in the Playhouse on the Square 2015 - 2016 season is Sister Act! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in a convent! The New York Times cries "when the wimples start quivering, the pinched mouths break into sunbeam smiles, and the nuns start rocking to raise the gothic rafters, all's right in the kingdom of musical comedy." Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story. (more...)

BWW TV: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn, Jaime Camil, on Stepping Into Broadway's Long-Running Hit
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel, and BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand. Below, find out what the Latin superstar had to say about joining the production, returning to Broadway and more! (more...)

Drury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces it will open its 2017-2018 season with Chicago, the first production of the show to be produced in the city of Chicago in more than three decades. Jeff Award Winning Artistic Director, William Osetek, will direct the iconic musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and the script adaptation by David Thompson. Chicago runs March 30 - June 4, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Celebrate Dad with Freeform's 'Funday' Father's Day Weekend Programming
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dad. He's always been there for you. School recitals, football games, family vacations. Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon? (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, today announced the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to the animated feature film PLAYMOBIL (more...)

Audra McDonald, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for Covenant House's A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Stars from Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin, Shuffle Along, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Cinderella, Spring Awakening and more to perform for - and with - Covenant House kids at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall to give hope to homeless youth on June 6th in New York City. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

THE WINERY DOGS Launch New Round of U.S. Headlining Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

THE WINERY DOGS-- Richie Kotzen (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass)—will launch their latest U.S. headlining tour Saturday, June 25 in Hinckley, MN (more...)

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