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Kris Kristofferson Coming to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Show business wannabes are warned to "keep your day job"… just in case. But in the case of KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, the Rhodes Scholar/Golden Gloves boxer gave up a Captain's rank as a helicopter pilot in the Army's elite Airborne Rangers and a turn-down of an assignment to teach at West Point...all to pursue a music career. (more...)

RENT'S Lucie Jones Announced to Perform on EUROVISION: YOU DECIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The BBC has announced today that Lucie Jones is one of the six artists chosen to perform the songs competing for the UK's entry into the Eurovision Song Contest.  (more...)

Ardea Arts and The Garden State Philharmonic Present ANIMAL TALES, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Ardea Arts in partnership with The Garden State Philharmonic presents the World Concert Premiere of ANIMAL TALES at The Jay & Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College (1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754) on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7pm. For more information, visit: www.ardeaarts.com/animal-tales. (more...)

HAMILTON's Wayne Brady Forced to Leave Stage During Performance Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Wayne Brady, who just recently took over the role of Aaron Burr in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, was forced to leave the stage during the Saturday matinee performance due to a minor leg injury he sustained during the first few minutes of the first act. (more...)

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of  "Billy Elliot the Musical" on February 3 and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m. through March 19 at the Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Tickets are $28 - $34 and available online at www.vintagetheatre.org or by calling 303-856-7830. (more...)

Capitol City Opera Company to Present THE BILLY GOATS GRUFF This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Capitol City Opera Company's (CCOC) Opera Outreach for Children will present The Billy Goats Gruff on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Conant Performing Arts Center at Oglethorpe University. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Casting for 45th Summer Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Des Moines Metro Opera's (DMMO) General and Artistic Director, Michael Egel, has announced the full casting for the Company's 45th Summer Festival Season, which runs from June 23 through July 16, 2017, and offers 17 performances of four different operas. (more...)

Van Wezel Ranked as Number 1 Performing Arts Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce that it has once again been ranked as the #1 Performing Arts Hall in North America in the 2000-seat category of "top spots" in Venues Today, the leading international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, BRIGHT STAR and More Slated for TUTS' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Building upon the artistic acclaim of the of 2016-17 Season and reaffirming the commitment to bring "more theatre to more people", Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced today a dynamic 2017-18 Season; celebrating the prismatic and perennial impact of musical theatre. (more...)

Tony Award-Nominated PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Rocks the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Emery Entertainment is pleased to bring the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical PUMP BOYS & DINETTES to St. Louis audiences at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza for a limited engagement February 14 - 19.  Tickets may be purchased through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314/534-1111.  Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. All seats are $50. (more...)

Christiane Noll and David Harris to Star in Theatreworks in NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced exciting casting news today for the theater's upcoming production of NEXT TO NORMAL. Tony nominated Christiane Noll will play Diana and David Harris will play Dan in the Pulitzer Prize winning drama (Music by Tom Kitt / Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey). Rob Ruggiero will direct. (more...)

BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH BILLY CRYSTAL at Arsht Center
by Adam Cohen - Jan 23, 2017

Billy Crystal...still funny (more...)

Charlie Worsham's New Full-Length Album Out 4/21; Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Beginning of Things, the new full-length album from acclaimed musician, songwriter and performer Charlie Worsham, will be released April 21 on Warner Bros. Records / Warner Music Nashville and is now available for pre-order. (more...)


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Photo Coverage: 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS Celebrates Harold Arlen
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 23, 2017

The 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2017 opened this weekend celebrating the music of Harold Arlen and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC - Tuesday, February 7, 2017
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Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, airing on ABC on Tuesday, February 7, 2017! (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces 2017 Recipient of Merata Mita Fellowship for Indigenous Artists
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Amie Batalibasi (Australian Solomon Islander, Feralimae/Kosi) from Melbourne, Australia, is the 2017 recipient of the Sundance Institute Merata Mita Fellowship—an annual fellowship named in honor of the late M?ori filmmaker Merata Mita (1942-2010). (more...)

Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Thursday, February 9, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, February 9, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Wednesday, February 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Wednesday, February 15, 2017! (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Lesli Margherita, Milly Shapiro and More to Sing Out Against Bullying at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Following on the massive success of the first 'Broadway Against Bullying' cabaret held last year, nationally renowned non-profit No Bully will host the second annual one-night-only cabaret titled 'Broadway Against Bullying: Stars Shine Brightest in the Dark.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Sings Touching America The Beautiful Plus RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2017

Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell stunning January 20th performance of at Concert for America. Stokes Mitchell started with a touching rendition of America the Beautiful, then transitioned into his signature RAGTIME tune Wheels of a Dream. (more...)

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Will Present Repeat Broadcast 01/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! brought together artists from Broadway, TV and beyond to spread a message of unity and hope yesterday afternoon at Town Hall. The first concert in the monthly series raised more than $100,000 to benefit the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center, National Immigration Law Center, and the Sierra Club Foundation. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Hold Master Class and Intimate Concert for Houston Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School for Musical Theatre (HSMT) presented two special events with award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown on January 19th and 20th. (more...)

Disney Jr's MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS Tracks as #1 Cable Telecast in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

After clocking 10 years of 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse' success, Live + 3 day ratings for the premiere of the animated series MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS track as the #1 cable TV telecast in over one year among Kids 2-5 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Betty Buckley, Chita Rivera, Brian d'Arcy James and More Walk the Red Carpet at CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 20, 2017

The star-studded CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! took place this afternoon, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet! (more...)

BWW Review: Tracie Thoms Takes the Soulful Route in Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by Casey Mink - Jan 20, 2017

For her two-show debut engagement at Feinstein's/54 Below, the first of which took place on January 11, Tracie Thoms's set list was surprisingly short. In fact, on paper, it looked as though the concert might not even fill an entire hour. It speaks, then, to her performative nature as an equal parts entertainer-singer, that the show actually lasted for a full 90 minutes. (more...)


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Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and director Billy Crystal will be returning to Atlanta for a one-night only performance of Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 27 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Jan McArt's New Play Readings Series Presents THE LONG REUNION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Florida playwright Jack Gilhooley's new play 'THE LONG REUNION' tells the story of Daisy, Billy and Jimmy, who attend their high school reunions over the course of 65 years, sharing magic moments, laughter, grievances and more than a little animosity.     (more...)

Nicholas Lyndhurst Joins Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe in CAROUSEL at the London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper) joins the previously announced Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow) and Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO). (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Victoria Shaw and More Coming Up at Birdland This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced an updated lineup for January 23-29, featuring the John Pizzarelli Trio, Marilyn Maye, Victoria Shaw, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Wendy MacLeod's WOMEN IN JEOPARDY! to Play Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod, a comedy reviewers have described as 'Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club,' running February 10 - February 25, 2017. (more...)

First Listen: Billy Porter Releases Soulful 'Edelweiss' Single
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Tony winner Billy Porter just released a soulful new version of 'Edelweiss,' to reflect what's happening in the world now. It's the first single off of his new album, 'Soul of Richard Rodgers,' which comes out in April. To purchase the single, CLICK HERE. (more...)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Terrence McNally, Theresa Rebeck and More Respond to the 2016 Election with MORNING IN AMERICA at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Primary Stages has announced MORNING IN AMERICA, November 9, 9:00 AM - a series of one-minute monologues created by the Primary Stages community of playwrights in response to the 2016 election. (more...)

Artisan Center Theater Presents THE TUMBLEWEED ROUNDUP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

THE TUMBLEWEED ROUNDUP opens at Artisan Center Theater on Saturday, February 4, 2017 and runs through Saturday, April 8, 2017. The 150 seat Second Stage theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:00pm on Saturdays. Reserved seating tickets are $25.00. Tickets can be purchased online at ArtisanCT.com, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200.  (more...)

Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo to be Joined by Jason Hughes and Archie Madekwe in THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting for Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? is announced today. Joining Damian Lewis and Sophie Okonedo, who play husband and wife Martin and Stevie in Ian Rickson's production, will be Jason Hughes as Martin's oldest friend Ross and Archie Madekwe as their son Billy. (more...)

RENT comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre this February
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 20, 2017

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd and Wales Millennium Centre, present the 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT (more...)

Birdland Presents Carmen Lundy, Ziegfeld Follies and More Week of 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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

LIVE NOW: Watch 'Concert for America' Featuring the Best of Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld is pleased to stream LIVE the star-studded 'Concert for America.' The sold-out show - created and produced by Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley - will feature performances and appearances byBetty Buckley, Michelle Collins, Lilla Crawford, Brian d'Arcy James, Sharon Gless, Judy Gold, Richard Kind, Judy Kuhn, Anika Larsen, Liz Larsen, Caissie Levy, Beth Malone, Carrie Manolakos, Stephanie Mills, Jessie Mueller, Kate Mulgrew, Julia Murney, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O'Hara, Piper Perabo, Rosie Perez, Billy Porter, Randy Rainbow, Caroline Rhea, Alice Ripley, Chita Rivera, Shayna Steele, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ben Vereen, Lillias White, Betsy Wolfe and more. (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott to Lead A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Benefit for HB Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

HB Studio, one of New York's most esteemed institutions for theater training and practice, will present an exclusive HB alumni benefit reading of A Life In The Theatre by DAVID MAMET, featuring the extraordinary talents of Austin Pendleton and Christopher Abbott. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/20; New 'Women in Theater' Column, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 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 'Women in Theater' feature in Connecticut, a spotlight on Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's 50th Anniversary in Nashville, Robyn Spangler in Los Angeles and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Nancy Opel and More to Ad-Lib in VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Come laugh your (BODY PART)_____ off when 'Villain: DeBlanks' returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on Thursday, February 9 at 7pm. A portion of proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Jean Luc Ponty Band to Play Boulder Theater This June
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Legendary French violinist Jean Luc Ponty and his band will be bringing their 'Atlantic Years' tour to the US beginning late May 2017, including a stop at the Boulder Theater on June 14, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM. The concert - performed completely in alter ego, blending comedy and documentary film within a live rock and blues concert setting - is directed by Gina Rattan (Matilda, Cinderella) with Jesse Weiner serving as music director and arranger.  (more...)

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Presents the Los Angeles Premiere of 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The brilliant theatricality of Kneehigh, the innovative United Kingdom-based theater company, will be on display at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts once again when 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips has its Los Angeles premiere.  Based on the beloved book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, 946 explores everything we thought we knew about the D-Day landings in this tender musical tale of love and war. Adapted by Morpurgo and Emma Rice, who also directs, 946 is a Kneehigh production presented in association with Birmingham Repertory and Berkeley Repertory Theatres. Performances begin February 9 with the opening on February 10. (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Katrina Lenk and More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE ON BROADWAY Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, will host its 6th annual Broadway event on Sunday, February 19th, at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street, Manhattan, New York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas Honors MLK Day with 'STEVIE SONGS' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series welcomed singer Natalie Douglas, who returned to her musical home on Monday, January 16 with 'Stevie Songs: The Music of Stevie Nicks & Stevie Wonder,' in honor of Martin Luther King Day. (more...)

Mat Smart's EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Coming Up at Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Core Writer Mat Smart lives in New York now, but spent a handful of years in Minnesota as a Jerome Fellow and a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights' Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Feinstein, Billy Porter, Andrea McArdle and More in AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC, Coming to NJTV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, announced the fourth season of the award-winning music series, American Songbook at NJPAC, hosted for the first time by multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein, will premiere on Wednesday, January 25th on NJTV (check local listings). The six-part series, now entitled American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein, will also air on THIRTEEN and WLIW21 in the spring. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the performers onstage! (more...)

Irish Arts Monthly Series Will Feature Tobin and Robson Joined by a Rotating Cast of Special Guests from the NYC Jazz World
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Irish Arts Center is pleased to announce Tobin's Run on 51, a new series of jazz nights curated by award-winning Irish singer-songwriter Christine Tobin and acclaimed guitarist Phil Robson, who return to IAC after two sold-out concerts where they performed songs by Leonard Cohen. The series, which takes place at Irish Arts Center (553 West 51st Street, New York) on February 23, March 23 and April 27, will feature Tobin and Robson joined by special guests consisting of some of New York's best Irish and international musicians to play sets and share stories about music's greatest artists and treasures. (more...)

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