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Killian Donnelly to Lead KINKY BOOTS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

After originating the role on the West End, Killian Donnelly is headed across the pond to lead the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as Charlie Price. First reported by journalist Baz Bamigboye, and confirmed by the actor via Twitter, Donnelly will take over from Aaron C. Finley on December 6th, and is expected to stay for a six-month run through late May. (more...)

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre Presents PROXIMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood & Vine's classic theater reborn for a new era of performing arts, is proud to present PROXIMA, the new show by globally recognized, Japanese-based visual/dance ensemble enra. Experts in martial arts, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics, contemporary dance, juggling and circus arts, enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. As part of a North American tour, The Montalban brings enra's new PROXIMA show to LA for three nights: Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm and on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5:00pm. Tickets cost $49.00. The Montalban is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. For tickets, call 323-461-6999 or visit To learn more about enra and their new production, please visit (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and Billy ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

Lindsay Chambers and Marrick Smith to Headline 6th Madame Mathieu's Soiree 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Hairspray), and Marrick Smith (Fun Home, "The Lennon Report") as the guests of honor at the sixth edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. This will be her final soiree of 2016.  (more...)

Opera Australia and Arts Centre Melbourne Team Up to Present EL KID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In a unique musical collaboration, Arts Centre Melbourne has teamed up with Opera Australia to present El Kid: a modern reimagining of the Three Billy Goats Gruff powered by the glorious melodies of Bizet's opera Carmen. The family opera will be performed from 22 - 27 November at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio. (more...)

Riverside Theatres to Present 9th Annual SHARP SHORT DANCE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

From 15th to 19th November, the Sharp Short Dance festival will return bigger and better than ever when some of the nation's best young dancers and choreographers battle it out for top honours.   (more...)

Boyd Gaines and More Board Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced full casting for the world premiere of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, 'The Dead,' adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

Will Evans & Rising Tide and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow Headed to the Colonial
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes Will Evans and Rising Tide, and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, as part of the On The Stage Series, at The Colonial Theatre on Thursday, October 27 at 8pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

Photos and Video: RENT Co-Stars Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Perform to Sold-Out Crowd at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

On Monday, October 17, 2016 Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, original stars of the hit Broadway musical RENT, performed their acclaimed show 'Adam & Anthony Live' to a sold-out crowd at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport. Scroll down for photos and footage from the performance! (more...)

BWW TV: Alistair Brammer Will Return for MISS SAIGON on Broadway; Plus Behind-the-Scenes Interview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2016

Just announced, Alistair Brammer will reprise his acclaimed West End performance as the young American GI 'Chris' in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon, which begins performances Wednesday, March 1 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix's THE CROWN 'Personal Relationships' Trailer Reveals Impact of Being Queen
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

With Great Britain reeling from the devastation of war, young Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen and finds relationships with her loved ones changing forever.  Netflix's THE CROWN exposes the complications of being Queen in this 'Personal Relationships'  trailer below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at DIRTY DANCING, Coming to the Arsht Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting today for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances 'Baby' Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

BWW TV: Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Sing 'If I Loved You' and More in Rehearsal for CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has highlights of the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti Reprises Role as 'Fake Melania' on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

America's potential next First Lady stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to blame the left-wing media and Billy Bush for recent revelations about her husband's treatment of women. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonah Hauer-King on Kenneth Branagh and THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Oct 19, 2016

Aged just 21, Jonah Hauer-King has appeared in Punk Rock at Lyric Belfast and is currently making his West End debut in the Kenneth Branagh-starring revival of The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre - all while juggling his university studies. The production plays until 12 November, and will be broadcast in cinemas on 27 October. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Michael Cusumano
by Broadway's Backbone - Oct 19, 2016

In this episode: Broadway's Michael Cusumano won the World's top medal for ballet at the age of 14 in Bulgaria, and at 15 was the youngest company member of ABT. In this episode, Michael talks about his transition from the ballet world to the world of musical theatre, how he confronted male body issues and learned to not hate his body, and says that teaching is what currently fills his heart. He has dealt with bullying and self-doubt, but has made brave decisions about his career because he now follows his inner-voice. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE Wows at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 19, 2016


by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as 'Fake Melania Trump' on LATE SHOW!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 19, 2016

America's potential next First Lady stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to blame the left-wing media and Billy Bush for recent revelations about her husband's treatment of women. (more...)

David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel & More to Salute Bill Murray at Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The program is slated to air on PBS stations as Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize nationwide October 28 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Artists are subject to change. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/19/2016 - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2016

Today's big news: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE opens Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Renee Elise Goldsberry Support Hillary Clinton, HAMILTON- Style!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2016

On Monday night, the biggest names from Broadway and Hollywood took the stage for aHillary Clinton fundraiser- STRONGER TOGETHER. One of the highlights of the event, which took place at New York's St. James Theatre, featured Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and his Hamilton co-star Renee Elise Goldsberry, performing a revised election-themed version of the musical's, 'Ten Duel Commandments.' Check out the full performance below! (more...)

Supernatural Thriller THE TERRIBLE TWO Unveils Haunting New Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Orange St Films has debuted a trailer and teaser poster for their new supernatural thriller THE TERRIBLE TWO. (more...)

Tom Ford, Marc Platt & Kenneth Lonergan to Be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that acclaimed new director and established fashion designer Tom Ford will receive this year's 'Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award' for 'Nocturnal Animals,' Academy Award-nominated producer Marc Platt will receive the 'Hollywood Producer Award' (more...)

Arts Theatre to Present FOLLOW THE FAUN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Follow The Faun brings its unique blend of ancient Bacchanalian rite and participatory theatre to the West End's Arts Theatre. Guided by swirling projections and a banging electronic soundtrack, the audience travel through new worlds and dimensions to experience ecstasy, transformation, and a serious attack of the giggles. Dress to dance. Expect to sweat. (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Jessica Parker & Andrea McArdle Perform 'Tomorrow' at Broadway For Hillary Fundraiser
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

One of the evening's highlights was an epic duet featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle, who joined forces to perform the iconic anthem 'Tomorrow' from ANNIE (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Renee Elise Goldsberry Sing Revised 'Ten Duel Commandments' at Hillary Fundraiser
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2016

One of the event's highlights was Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and his HAMILTON co-star Renee Elise Goldsberry, performing a revised election-themed version of the hip hop musical's number,  'Ten Duel Commandments.' (more...)

Suzanne Vega, Beth Malone, Kenyon Phillips and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running October 19-30, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

TUNE IN TIME to Return with Halloween Show at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

They're baaaaaaaaack! The York Theatre Company welcomes the return engagement of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields. (more...)

Animal Planet to Premiere New Season of PIT BULLS & PAROLEES, 11/12
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

In the never-ending battle to save man and man's best friend, the bond between Tia and her family is closer than ever. PIT BULLS & PAROLEES returns for an all new season on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9 PM ET/PT. (more...)

Tony Award Winning Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens This November at The White Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Don't miss your opportunity to see the spectacular Sunset Boulevard, a haunting musical allegory for life in Hollywood, is a rarely-produced Broadway masterpiece with a lush melodic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the classic Billy Wilder 1950 film, it won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1995, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Actress.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016


Billy Porter to Helm Wesley Taylor's Starry 'PROUD OF US' Benefit for The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Tony Award-winner Billy Porter will direct an evening of several short plays by actor / playwright Wesley Taylor, entitled Proud of Us and Other Short Plays by Wesley Taylor. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda, NPH, Cynthia Erivo & More at Broadway for Hillary Fundraiser!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Last night, the biggest names from Broadway and Hollywood took the stage for a Hillary Clinton fundraiser called STRONGER TOGETHER. Below, check out video highlights from the event and click here  to see the full set list from the night! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Unites to Support Hillary Clinton in STRONGER TOGETHER!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Last night, the biggest names from Broadway and Hollywood took the stage to support Hillary Clinton in STRONGER TOGETHER, a special evening at the theater to benefit the Hillary Victory Fund. The star-studded show featured never-before-seen duets and appearances from Julia Roberts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Helen Mirren and many more. In addition, Former President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton were on hand to speak to the crowd. (more...)

Adam Sandler & Friends Return to Uncasville 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

One of the biggest movie stars on the planet is returning to Uncasville for another night of hilarious stand-up comedy.  Adam Sandler, along with friends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson, will be live in Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, December 10th at 8:00pm.   (more...)

Hollywood's Classic Musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes onto Stage at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

What a glorious feeling! This holiday season, Village Theatre brings to the stage one of Hollywood's most beloved classics,Singin' in the Rain. Based on the MGM film, which is widely lauded as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is a faithful adaptation by the original award-winning screenplay team, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with songs by Nacio Herb Brown andArthur Freed. The production will be helmed by much of the same creative team that launched last season's hit musical, Billy Elliot, with Artistic Director Steve Tomkins once again in the director's chair. (more...)

BWW Interview: Star Ben Forster On PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 30th Anniversary
by Marianka Swain - Oct 18, 2016

Ben Forster became a household name when he won Andrew Lloyd Webber's Superstar TV competition and went on to lead the UK arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. His West End work includes Evita and Elf: The Musical, and he's currently starring as the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, which recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. (more...)

Eighth Blackbird Announces Launch of BLACKBIRD CREATIVE LAB
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eighth Blackbird today has been named Ensemble of the Year by Musical America, adding to the shower of accolades the group has enjoyed throughout its 20th anniversary (2016). Earlier this month, Eighth Blackbird was named recipient of Chamber Music America's first-ever Visionary Award, and last February the group picked up its fourth Grammy Award along with a prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Ever in creative motion, Eighth Blackbird propels itself forward from this 20th anniversary milestone by investing its vision, talent, and experience in an ambitious new initiative for the next generation: The Blackbird Creative Lab. (more...)

Anna K. Jacobs Selected for 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Ziegfeld Club has announced that Anna K. Jacobs has been selected to receive the 2016 Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award. The award will provide Jacobs with a grant of $10,000 and a year of professional mentorship from mentors including Tony Award-winning producer Barbara Whitman. Zoe Sarnak and Shaina Taub are the honorable mentions chosen by the awards panel. Recipients will be honored during a reception that will feature distinguished speaker Jeanine Tesori and a special musical performance by Masi Asare, who is the recipient of last year's inaugural award, on Monday, November 7, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/17/2016
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This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/17/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Ebersole Surprises Caruso & Stritch at Bemelmans Bar
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2016

Christine Ebersole who is currently appearing at Cafe Carlyle dropped in to say "hello" to her friends Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch during their Sunday night residency in Bemelmans .  Of course it wasn't just a "hello".  The lucky folks at The Carlyle got to hear some great singing by Christine, with Billy Stritch at the piano adding some vocal harmonies.  You never know who's going to come in and say "hello" to the sophisticated duo, and now that Billy is also Tony Bennett's pianist/conductor. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley Discuss Career, Health and More at Drama Book Shop
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2016

The Drama Book Shop recently welcomed three-time Tony Award-nominee Marin Mazzie and her husband, Broadway veteran, Jason Danieley, for an intimate discussion about life in the theatre and Mazzie's ongoing journey with ovarian cancer. The Monday, October 17th discussion was free to the public and was broadcast via Facebook live. (more...)

WATCH LIVE! Broadway Takes the Stage to Support Hillary in STRONGER TOGETHER Fundraiser!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Tonight, the biggest names from Broadway and Hollywood will take the stage for a Hillary Clinton fundraiser called STRONGER TOGETHER. The special evening at the theater - which will feature Julia Roberts, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, Emily Blunt, Neil Patrick Harris, Helen Mirren and many more - will include never-before-seen duets and collaborations to raise money for the Hillary Victory Fund.  (Additional details below.) (more...)

Neville Dance Theatre to Present EXPOSED in Brooklyn This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Neville Dance Theatre, a NY-based theatrical dance company with contemporary innovation, presents the works of Brenda Neville and guest choreographers Billy Blanken and Ursula Verduzco. The program, titled EXPOSED, will feature four world premieres-ensemble works Exposed and Blessed by Neville, Epidermis a duet by Verduzco, and Brahm's Double Concerto a quintet by Blanken. EXPOSED will have two performances on November 5 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Heats Up Late Fall and Early Winter With Line-Up of Touring Comedians
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater heats up the late Fall and early winter with a line-up of touring comics that is sure to appeal to every comedy fan. Friday, November 4, the comedy spot welcomes back North Carolina native Jane Borden for an evening of stand-up comedy.  (more...)

THE GREAT COMET, Starring Josh Groban, Sets Digital Lottery, Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, starring Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha' in their Broadway debuts, announced today a digital lottery and rush policy. (more...)

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