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Marquette Theatre to Present ANYTHING GOES This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The musical comedy Anything Goes will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre, Thursday, April 6, through Sunday, April 23. (more...)

BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Mounts a Quintessential CAROUSEL
by Don Grigware - Mar 27, 2017

Carousel is Rodgers and Hammerstein's favorite musical. Produced on Broadway in 1945 with John Raitt and Jan Clayton in the roles of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan, it was R & H's second hit in a row, Oklahoma! being the first, with a string of others to follow. Any Rodgers & Hammerstein musical is among the very best there is in the annals of musical theatre history. The incredibly beautiful music alone is enough to keep an audience riveted, but Hammerstein's books were also laden with topical themes and much food for thought, as with Carousel that becomes a sort of parable for love, forgiveness and redemption. In their current beautifully mounted revival of Carousel, MTW may be assured of a gigantic hit. (more...)

RAGTIME, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Set for Berkeley Playhouse's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse Founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy and Producing Artistic Director Kimberly Dooley announced today that the 10th anniversary season of the award-winning theater company for all ages includes an East Bay premiere, its first staging of an acclaimed American musical, and a return of one of the biggest hits in the company's 10-year history. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

After years of presenting some of New York's most beloved and fabulous drag performers, Feinstein's/54 Below launches an ongoing Late Night Drag Series. Curated by Garth Schilling (also known to the drag community as Miss Vodka Stinger), the new Late Night Drag Series features a rotating roster of up-and-coming and legendary New York City drag performers on select Thursday nights at 11:30PM with $20 tickets and a two-drink minimum. (more...)

Dream Wave Duo Lunar Twin Release New 'Night Tides' EP via Moon Sounds Records
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

After much excitement following the release of their single 'Waves', Lunar Twin are releasing their new 'Night Tides' EP through iconic Texas-based dreampop-shoegaze label Moon Sounds Records. (more...)

Creative Loafing's Multi-Faceted Performing Arts Fest Returns to Tampa
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Creative Loafing's fourth annual Gasp!, presented by Tampa International Airport, is a performing arts event like no other - a kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret and more at the Tampa Museum of Art this Friday, March 31st, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets available at GaspTampa.com. (more...)

Hosts Announced for the 'ACM Red Carpet Live' Official Pre-Show for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions today announced the hosts of "ACM Red Carpet Live," the official red carpet pre-show for the Hosts Announced for the 'ACM Red Carpet Live' Official Pre-Show for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

Buran Theatre to Premiere T.B. SHEETS as Part of The Tank's Flint & Tinder Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Tank will present the world premiere of T.B. SHEETS written by Adam R. Burnett and directed by lisa nevada & Adam R. Burnett. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 27, 2017

Chicago Comes to Sarasota! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 27, 2017

In this episode: School of Rock's Jay Gill and Wagner Professor Alan Smith share their insights of being on the fronts lines with a Broadway ensemble member. Being a dresser is so much more than the wardrobe. Its about personality navigation, people-skills, knowing that connections go a long way, and that life and ensembles are best when they are a mix of people. Whether dealing with giraffe heads or ball gowns, cowboy boots or spike heels, at the end of the day, a simple thank you can be priceless. (more...)

BWW Review: Charming but Flawed FINDING NEVERLAND Searches for Magic
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 27, 2017

A charming though perplexing adaptation of the 2004 film, FINDING NEVERLAND jets into too many erratic directions at any given moment and doesn't gel completely as a whole. And for all its gorgeous, visual splendor, it is surprisingly lacking in honest-to-goodness stage magic. The touring version of the 2015 Broadway stage musical adaptation continues at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through April 2, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE on ABC - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE , airing on ABC on Tuesday, April 11, 2017! (more...)

Feist to Pay Tribute to Legendary Leonard Cohen in CTV's Broadcast of THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

CTV and The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announced details today for a special tribute performance in honour of legendary songwriter, musician, and poet Leonard Cohen as part of Sunday's broadcast of THE 2017 JUNO AWARDS. (more...)

75 Talented Young Artists Set for YoungArts' Week-Long NYC Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts)'s 2017 YoungArts New York program will take place from April 25 to 30 and will offer approximately 75 of this year's YoungArts Winners - some of the country's most talented artists ages 15 to 18 years old - life-changing opportunities to learn, connect and collaborate with their peers and renowned artists across disciplines. (more...)

YES Looks Back And Forward As Their Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Nears
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As the members of YES prepare for their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2017--Friday, April 7 at the Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY--drummer ALAN WHITE looks back on the band's nearly 50-year history and what's still to come for one of the world's most influential, ground-breaking, and respected progressive rock bands. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Original Stage and Screen Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Where are They Now?
by Rachel Crawford - Mar 26, 2017

The first BEAUTY AND THE BEAST came out in 1991 and starred both new and veteran actors and actresses. The Disney classic was so successful it transferred to the stage only three years later and had an exceptional run on Broadway for over 10 years. The talented actors of both stage and screen have gone on to add other great roles to their list of credits. (more...)

Archie Roach to Receive Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

APRA AMCOS are proud to announce legendary songwriter, storyteller and activist, Archie Roach, as the recipient of the 2017 Ted Albert Award for Outstanding Services to Australian Music. (more...)

YOU GOT A PROBLEM Officially Selected to Screen at Star-Studded Sunscreen Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

The Sunscreen Film Festival was one of only 23 film festivals in the country to be sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. The festival has been named one of the Top 25 Film Festivals by MovieMaker Magazine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Teen Nihilism Erupts in L.A. Premiere of PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What happens when kids have the world at their feet, and its weight on their shoulders? Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents the Los Angeles premiere of Punk Rock, a ferociously funny, complex and unnerving play by Tony Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) that peels back the layers of teen angst for a deeper look at what might make one of them snap. Lisa Jamesdirects for a March 25 opening at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS, & More Fill Broadway in Columbus Season, HAMILTON 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and Broadway in Columbus (BIC) today announced the 2017-18 PNC Broadway in Columbus season. The five-show season, supported in part by PNC, features three productions never before seen in Columbus including School of Rock, Waitress, and An American in Paris. The 2017-18 season also includes the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodger's & Hammerstein's The King and I and Chicago starring Ohio State football superstar Eddie George. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - IN CONCERT at the Smith Centre and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - IN CONCERT at the Smith Centre and more! (more...)

Random Farms Kids' Theater Announces Broadway-Packed Roster for Spring Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Random Farms Kids' Theater, based in Westchester, NY, will host a benefit concert entitled Random Broadway on Monday, April 3 at 7pm, featuring performers from the Broadway community and beyond. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jack Utrata Talks PAW PATROL LIVE and Why Working With Kids is in His Blood
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 24, 2017

Paw Patrol Live, an interactive kids' show based on the hit animated series Paw Patrol, is currently touring the country, making stops at 90 cities throughout the U.S. It is playing Madison Square Garden March 23-26. Jack Utrata, who plays Chase and Jake, recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his experiences in the show, the intricate puppetry work that is unlike anything he's done, and why he loves working with kids. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 4/3-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Photo Flash: Astoria Performing Arts Center Celebrates the First Day of Spring with Homecoming Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On the first day of spring at the hidden gem of Long Island City Paper Factory Hotel, Astoria Performing Arts Center hosted their annual benefit, HOMECOMING. The evening welcomed nearly 100 guests to enjoy musical selections from former APAC artists. (more...)

Roundabout Announces 2017 Artistic Plans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce artistic plans for 2017, which welcome back a group of artists whom the theater has long respected, with new works, new roles and with a new playwright support initiative. (more...)

Gentri Tenor Trio Comes to Spencer Theater for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

With lush, epic arrangements, dynamic three-part harmonies and dashing good looks, GENTRI: The Gentlemen Trio has taken the music industry by storm since first joining forces in 2014. (more...)

Broadway Stars Join Benefit BREATHE to Fund a Mother's Medical Bills
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Performer Lauren Testerman (Love Quirks; Off-Broadway's The Black Book) and performer/composer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight the musical; Off-Broadway's YES) will co-direct and star in a benefit concert entitled BREATHE: AN EVENING OF LIFE, LOVE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN on April 4th at 9:00 PM at the Triad Theatre in New York City. They will be joined on stage by some of NYC's best talent, including stars from television and the Broadway stage. (more...)

Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Kick Off Residency at Bemelmans Bar This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Bemelmans Bar for a Sunday night residency throughout April. (more...)

BWW Review: ABSINTHE L.A. Brings Sin City to Los Angeles, and It's an Instant Hit
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 24, 2017

It used to be true that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. But not anymore. For the next five weeks, LA audiences will get a taste of Sin City right here in our own backyard, thanks to Spiegelworld's in-your-face adult-only production, ABSINTHE LA. (more...)

Jason Ritter, Kate Bosworth Among All-Star Cast of Nat Geo's Event Series THE LONG ROAD HOME
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

National Geographic today announced the cast for the global scripted event series based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times best-seller THE LONG ROAD HOME. (more...)

VIDEO: Anthony Anderson Sings His Karaoke Jam 'Me and Mrs. Jones' on TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Anthony Anderson serenaded Jimmy and the Tonight Show audience with his go-to Billy Paul karaoke song. (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

Taylor Mac to Receive 2017 Booth Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Join us for an evening celebrating the groundbreaking work of Taylor Mac, American actor, playwright, performance artist, director, producer, and singer-songwriter. Mac's 24-hour, 246-song marathon performance, A 24-Decade History of Popular Music, was hailed by Wesley Morris in the New York Times as "one of the greatest experiences of my life" and was recently named the 2017 recipient of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

Boss Hog Release First Album In 17 Years Brood X Today + US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York City's Boss Hog have released their new album Brood X today via In The Red Records. The record is their first full-length LP in 17 years. Watch and share the album trailer (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 24- The 1994 Revival of CAROUSEL Waltzes Onto Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2017

On this day in 1994, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's Carousel opened at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Feature: Capital City Theatre Kicks off 2017 Season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Angie Stanton - Mar 24, 2017

Capital City Theatre opens it's 2017 season with LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, the story of famed jazz vocalist, Billie Holiday, considered one of the most influential jazz singers of all time. (more...)

MY SON THE WAITER: A JEWISH TRAGEDY to Play 7 Stages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Brad Zimmerman will star in the Atlanta debut of his highly praised autobiographical comedy, My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedyat 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points May 18 - June 18, 2017. My Son the Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy is the story of Zimmerman's struggle to fulfill his dream and 'make it' as a comedic actor in New York. One part standup, one part theatrical and all parts uproarious, the production has garnered rave reviews, including sold out runs at the Northshore Theatre in Skokie, Ill.; George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J.; Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, Pa.; Regent Theater in Boston, Mass.; Thousand Oaks PAC in Thousand Oaks, Calif. and San Diego Rep in San Diego, Calif. (more...)

Teenage Piano Prodigy Ethan Bortnick Brings A Night of Pop Hits, Broadway Showtunes and More to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The true definition of a musical prodigy, 16-year old Ethan Bortnick discovered he had the uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back verbatim when he first started learning the piano at the tender age of three. Nowadays rubbing shoulders with Jay Leno and Oprah Winfrey!  Ethan Bortnick also holds the Guinness World Record for 'The World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour'.  His latest tour will make a stop at The Ridgefield Playhouse when Ethan Bortnick performs on Saturday, April 8th at 8 p.m.  (more...)

THE CARDINAL Finds Full Company at Southwark Payhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Natalie Simpson (Royal Shakespeare Company's recent productions of King Lear, Hamlet and Cymbeline) joins an eleven-strong cast to play Duchess Rosaura alongside the previously announced Stephen Boxer in THE CARDINAL at Southwark Playhouse. James Shirley's tragic masterpiece, directed by Justin Audibert, plays from 26 April - 27 May with a press performance on 28 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Poster Art Revealed for Ridley Scott's ALIEN: COVENANT
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The path to paradise begins in hell.  20th Century Fox has released a new poster for ALIEN: COVENANT, hitting theaters May 19, 2017. (more...)

Bid to See Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is this season's impossible ticket. But look no further. (more...)

Billy Ray Cyrus Attends Seacrest Studios 1st Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Billy Ray Cyrus has brought joy to fans of all ages through an illustrious music career and his various television characters, and yesterday he spent the day celebrating the first anniversary of Seacrest Studios with staff, patients and families at Nashville's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Megan Mullally and More Set for 'Spring of Songwriters' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

This spring, Joe's Pub at The Public welcomes a lineup of singer-songwriters that redefine the traditional conventions of the title. A Joe's Pub favorite, Lady Rizo is a cabaret star with songwriter chops, who will debut a new show, Red, White & Indigo, all about her love-hate relationship with America, and tease her forthcoming album Indigo from March 23-25. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Tribeca TV 2017 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, today announced the lineup for the second annual television festival, Tribeca TV, featuring a mix of world premieres of some of the most talked-about new series/ (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the complete casting and public on-sale date for its world-premiere musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laughing for a Great Cause! VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Hosts NYCLU Benefit with Kathleen Turner and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with an all-star benefit, featuring Oscar and two-time Tony nominee KATHLEEN TURNER (War of the Roses, Serial Mom), Olivier Award winner LESLI MARGHERITA (Matilda, Dames at Sea), five-time Tony nominee JAN MAXWELL (Lend Me A Tenor, Follies), MICHAEL POTTS (Book of Mormon, True Detective), MAULIK PANCHOLY (30 Rock, Star Trek: Discovery), and Tony nominee MICAH STOCK (It's Only a Play, The Front Page). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

25 Broadway Stars to Perform with Emerging Talent in BROADWAY BUDDY Cabaret at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Broadway is coming to the South Orange Performing Arts center this May! On Monday night, May 1,2017, 25 Broadway artists will light up the SOPAC stage, as they perform with aspiring Broadway artists in Vanguard Theater Company's second annual BROADWAY BUDDY Mentorship Cabaret. (more...)

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