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Tom Wurth's New Album 'A Different Soul' Features Special Guests Vince Gill & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

TaDa Records has announced the release of GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and musician Tom Wurth's fourth studio album “A Different Soul”, which features contributions from special guests Vince Gill, T. Graham Brown, and John Ford Coley. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Presents His Great American Songbook Winners Nick Ziobio & Julia Goodwin at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 25, 2016

Michael Feinstein presented his Great American Songbook Winners at Feinstein's/54 Below and Broadwayworld was there. (more...)

Adrienne Truscott, Fendika and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances now through September 4. (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: THE LIGHT OF WESTERN STARS at El Molino Viejo
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 25, 2016

Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to enjoy an evening of theatre outdoors in one of the area's loveliest and most unique venues - El Molino Viejo, The Old Mill, in San Marino. I'd never been there before, but since I love historic buildings and grew up on Sunday afternoon westerns, I was immediately intrigued by an invitation to see THE LIGHT OF WESTERN STARS in the mill's garden courtyard. (more...)

PINKALICIOUS, STINKYKIDS and FANCY NANCY Set for Vital Theatre This Fall
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 25, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY has announced its 2016 fall/winter season of musicals for children and families, performed by adults. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
by Gil Kaan - Aug 25, 2016

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical project ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County, Florida in 1977.  (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Gets Better and Better with Each Visit to Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Aug 25, 2016

When KINKY BOOTS played Playhouse Square in April of 2015, while still running on Broadway, it was a really good performance. The show is back again and, believe it or not, it's even better this time around. (more...)

Shawn Wayans, Gary Owen, Artie Lange, David Alan Grier and More To Bring the Laughs To Carolines on Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of September, highlighted by headliners Shawn Wayans, from FOX's In Living Color and the movie White Chicks, Labor Day Weekend, September 1 - 4; Gary Owen, from the Think Like a Man films and his new BET series The Gary Owen Show, September 8 - 11; Artie Lange, from his Comedy Central special The Stench of Failure and 'Artie Lange's Uncensored Podcast,' September 15 - 17; David Alan Grier, from NBC's The Carmichael Show and FOX's In Living Color, September 22 - 24; Iliza Shlesinger, from ABC.com's Forever 31, on September 27; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, on September 29; and Donnell Rawlings, 'Ashy Larry' from Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, September 29 - October 2. (more...)

She's Back to Broadway; Pre-Order Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Album Today!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will soon release her new latest album, 'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.' (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Cheri Oteri Joins Cast of truTV's THOSE WHO CAN'T
by - Aug 24, 2016

truTV announced today the lineup of guest stars set to appear on season two of the network's inaugural scripted comedy series THOSE WHO CAN'T, which follows the outlandish exploits of the faculty at fictional Smoot High in Denver, Colorado. (more...)

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas Presents 2016-17 Season Opener CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history,CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.  (more...)

World Premiere of Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK at 54th New York Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee's highly anticipated Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. (more...)

Rita Wilson Returns to the Geffen Playhouse for Liner Notes!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Rita Wilson once again brings her vocal and songwriting talents to the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse for six all-new shows in September, this following sell-out performances at last fall's premiere of Liner Notes.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND in the Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens tonight, August 24, and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

'Memphis Soul Man' Marcus Scott Joins Legendary Group Tower of Power
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Electrifying. Soulful. Compelling. These three words exemplify the sound of the new lead singer of Tower of Power, 'Memphis Soul Man' Marcus Scott. (more...)

Lineup Announced for CHICAGO's Free SummerStage Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31st, the cast of Broadway's Longest Running American Musical will celebrate its 20th Year on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park. (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Reviews the 2016 NY International Fringe Festival
by Maxamoo - Aug 24, 2016

Lindsay, Jose and Liz sampled the 200 offerings at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival and we enjoyed it! This year's festival played host to nearly 200 shows ranging in style from the weird and wacky one-person shows to sincere musicals and dramas. Fringe NYC ran from August 12-28, 2016 at 16 venues across lower Manhattan (and Central Park). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND at Finger Lakes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens today, August 24 and runs throughSeptember 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  Watch highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

CMT Announces Premiere Dates for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NASHVILLE & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

CMT today revealed the premiere dates for its 2017 scripted series including "Nashville," "Million Dollar Quartet" (working title) and "Still The King," marking the biggest scripted slate in the network's history. (more...)

Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik to Depart Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

After spearheading the artistic vision and organizational growth of Philadelphia Theatre Company for thirty-five years, Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik announced to the PTC Board of Directors that she will be leaving her position sometime during the 2016-2017 season when her successor joins the Company. She will remain in Philadelphia to pursue consulting and independent producing projects. (more...)

Boston Pops to Visit Sioux Falls for the First Time Next Spring; Tickets on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome the Boston Pops, the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Veteran & 'Law & Order' Star Steven Hill Passes Away at 94
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Steven Hill, best known as an original cast member on both the 1960s series Mission: Impossible and the 1990s drama Law & Order, passed away today (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for American singer, songwriter, musician and actor Kris Kristofferson will go on sale Saturday, August 27 at 10 a.m. Kris Kristofferson will perform at 9:30 p.m. Friday, October 14, 2016 at Strauss Square in the downtown Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Kim Rubinstein to Direct A TASTE OF HONEY at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Kim Rubinstein, director of last season's award-winning revival of Anna Christie, returns to the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble at the helm of one of the great defining and taboo-breaking plays of the 1950s. A Taste of Honey is set to open on Sept. 24 starring Eric Hunicutt, Gerard Joseph, Kestrel Leah, Leland Montgomery and Sarah Underwood Saviano. (more...)

Christopher Jackson, HAIRSPRAY & More - BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway stars and a host of musical presentations are on tap for the upcoming 2016-17 primetime television season. Included in THE LINEUP will be new series starring HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, FROZEN's Kristen Bell and BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY star Stephen Pasquale. (more...)

Daphne Rubin-Vega Joins Cast of World Premiere of MISS YOU LIKE HELL at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Miss You Like Hell, book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegria Hudes (In the Heights, Water by the Spoonful), music and lyrics by acclaimed singer/songwriter Erin McKeown, directed by Lear deBessonet (Public Theatre's The Odyssey) and choreographed by Danny Mefford (Broadway's Fun Home). Commissioned by the Playhouse and developed during the 2016 DNA New Work Series, the production has been extended by one week, now running October 25 - December 4 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. Tickets go on sale August 27 at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Javier Munoz to Receive 2016 Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors HOLA Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), the nation's longest running active arts advocacy organization for Latino actors, is pleased to announce that it will honor performers Javier Muñoz (currently playing the title role of Alexander Hamilton in the runaway hit Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton), Modesto Lacen (of the hit telenovelas 'Celia' and 'La esclava blanca'); and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent and Analyst Sunny Hostin (also an official contributor/guest co-host of ABC's 'The View') at the 2016 HOLA Awards, the Seventeenth Annual HOLA Awards Gala and Benefit. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Paul Alexander Nolan and Kelli Barrett, Extends at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bay Street Theater recently announced that MY FAIR LADY will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. (more...)

Kristen Stewart & Adam Driver Named Honorees for FSLC's 'An Evening with...'
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the Special Events section and “An Evening with…” honorees for the 54th New York Film Festival. (more...)

Matt Kivel Announces LP Out 10/7; Shares 'Permanence' Video via Pitchfork
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Los Angeles-based songwriter Matt Kivel will release his new album Fires on the Plain on October 7 via Driftless Recordings. (more...)

HAMILTON and MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentaries to Premiere at 2016 NYFF
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Special Events will feature the world premiere of Lonny Price's Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, a nonfiction account of Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince's 1981 musical-flop-turned-cult-favorite Merrily We Roll Along, with Price and theater luminary Sondheim in person. Thirty-five years later in the world of musicals, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton is a Broadway sensation. Alex Horwitz's Hamilton's America goes behind the history of the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning production, and makes its world premiere at NYFF with the director and special guests to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAITRESS Star Jessie Mueller Mentors Kids at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On Friday, August 5th, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance received a visit from Tony Award winner, Jessie Mueller. She charmed them from the first moment when she sat down for her interview and rescued an eyelash from Artistic Director Jennifer Johns' cheek so that she could make a wish. Mueller's down-to-earth insight and wisdom was welcomed by the students of Broadway Artists Alliance in a Q&A that seemed to fly by. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Christine Renee Miller's SUCH NICE SHOES Set for TheaterLab This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Written and performed by Christine Renee Miller, Such Nice Shoes follows a private yoga teacher and hopeful actress-to-be on a typical day from hell. Filled to the brim with characters who are as vibrant as they are believable Such Nice Shoes starts off like any New York City day: with a commute. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE GREATER GAME at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Harriet Harris, Estelle Parsons, Molly Ringwald and More to Take Part in Primary Stages' 2016 Gala Honoring Horton Foote
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2016 Gala will celebrate the Horton Foote Centennial on Monday, October 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at 583 Park Avenue, will be chaired by Charles Davis, Hallie Foote, David Richenthal and Michael Wilson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of TRIBES at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 22, 2016

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented the regional premiere of Nina Raine's  award-winning play,Tribes last night on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage and BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night and after party. (more...)

Louise Distras to Release New Single 'Aileen' 9/30; Tour Dates Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras will release her brand new single “Aileen” on the 30th of September 2016. The song will be Distras' first new music since the release of her critically acclaimed 2013 debut album “Dreams from the Factory Floor”. (more...)

Billy Bob Thornton & The Boxmasters Coming to Folsom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Billy Bob Thornton - yes, that Billy Bob Thornton - performs on Stage One of the Harris Center with his American country rock/rockaBilly band The Boxmasters, a group of seasoned musicians whose music is rich in rhythm and story. They're the real deal: their third album ModBilly reached #1 on the Americana Radio Chart and #14 on the Americana Music Association's Top 100 Albums of the Year, and they've toured as Willie Nelson's opening act. "They're working in the tradition of musical mavericks Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash, surveying the world for stories of ordinary people" (Los Angeles Times). Onstage, "the group shifts seamlessly between Nuggets-type garage rock and country-inflected ballads, with Thornton prefacing the songs with alternatingly poignant and outrageous stories" (Rolling Stone). (more...)

Barbra Streisand Channel to Return to SiriusXM This September with Town Hall Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

SiriusXM announced today that The Barbra Streisand Channel, an exclusive channel featuring the works of Grammy, Oscar, Emmy and Tony award-winning artist Barbra Streisand, will return to SiriusXM on September 6. (more...)

Mile Square Theatre to Bring Back 7TH INNING STRETCH 10-Minute Play Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's leading professional theatre, brings back its signature event 7th INNING STRETCH: 7 10-MINUTE PLAYS ABOUT BASEBALL. (more...)

Willie Geist Announces Exit from NBC's TODAY; Billy Bush to Take Over
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Willie Geist officially announced his exit from TODAY this morning. The long-time host will be replaced by TODAY newcomer Billy Bush.  (more...)

Jimmy Bain to Lead New TREASURE ISLAND Musical in the Finger Lakes; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

?The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens this Wednesday, August 24 and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. (more...)

BWW Review: HOUSE OF GAMES Keeps You Guessing at New Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Aug 22, 2016

David Mamet's tale of a clinical psychologist curious about con artistry has been revived for a spicy and insightful production at New Theatre. Lured into the dubious House of Games by the plight of gambling addict client Billy, Dr Margaret Ford finds herself entrenched in the schemes of a ragtag group of con artists. Coincidentally, she also finds herself entwined in the arms of the charismatic Mike. It's a recipe for disaster that tastes like a Manhattan. (more...)

Lynn Henderson Will Perform 3 shows at Don't Tell Mama in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at SHREK THE MUSICAL at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Do you know that old saying, 'beauty is in the eye of the ogre.' No? Then we suggest a trip to see Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of Shrek The Musical which can explain it much better than we can. (more...)

TODAY Exclusive: Matt Lauer Sits Down with Lonnie Ali, Wife of the Late Muhammad Ali
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Lonnie Ali, wife of the late Muhammad Ali, will sit down with Matt Lauer in her first interview since the passing of her husband.  The live, in-studio interview will air Tuesday, August 23 on NBC News' TODAY.  (more...)

Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK Set for Special World Premiere Presentation at NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee's highly anticipated Billy LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 – October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Set for Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch, Champian Fulton and Tony DeSare to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the fall 2016 season. (more...)

The Evergreen Chorale presents MY FAIR LADY September 16 - October 9 in Evergreen
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Evergreen Chorale presents 'My Fair Lady' September 16 through October 9 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO, 80439. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $26 Adults; $22 seniors (62+)/Students, $16 children (12&under), $20 groups of 10 or more and available by phone 303-674-4002 or online at www.evergreenchorale.org. (more...)

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