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Billy Porter Joins #MyLoveIsEqual Campaign
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 25, 2014

Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS star Billy Porter lends his support to the marriage equality for all campaign #MyLoveIsEqual and a new video promo featuring the star is now available to view. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CASA VALENTINA Is What It Is
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2014

Harvey Fierstein's first non-musical play on Broadway in 27 years gives a history lesson on cross-dressing straight men. (more...)

Photo Flash: Seanachai Theatre's LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY, Now Through 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Following its wildly successful production of the The Seafarer, Seanachai Theatre Company continues its 2013-14 season with the U.S. premiere of Billy Roche's drama LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY directed by Kevin Christopher Fox (Hughie). LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY plays through May 25, 2014 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.seanachai.org or by calling (866) 811-4111. The press opening is Thursday, April 24 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Galactic, Keller Williams, Reed Mathis, Tribal Seeds, Quixotic and More Set for 2nd Annual ARISE Music Festival Lineup; Runs 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The 2nd Annual ARISE Music Festival will kick off this August 8-10 and will showcase a stellar lineup including Beats Antique, Galactic with special guests Chali2na and Lyrics Born, Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incicent) and Reed Mathis, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Polish Ambassador, Groundation, Tribal Seeds, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Everyone Orchestra featuring Steve Kimock and the return of Quixotic, among many other favorite performers. (more...)

Netflix to Premiere Final Season of THE KILLING, 8/1
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Netflix has announced via Facebook that the six-episode final season of THE KILLING will premiere August 1. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC - Week of April 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC for the week of April 28, 2014! (more...)

Josh Gad to Team with Disney on Family Comedy Adventure Film
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Frozen's Josh Gad will once again team with Disney on a new family comedy adventure film. (more...)

Scoop: MIKE & MOLLY on CBS - Monday, May 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 24, 2014

Get all the scoop on MIKE & MOLLY, airing on CBS on Monday, May 12, 2014! (more...)

BWW Preview: The Unicorn Theatre's 2014-15 Season - Trucks, Tigers and Tribes
by Steve Wilson - Apr 24, 2014

The Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. announced their 41st season for 2014-2015. The Unicorn utilizes two stages for productions, the Jerome stage, and the Levin Stage. Recently the name of The Mainstage as it had been known was changed to honor Producing Artistic Director, Cynthia Levin. The theatre also announced the Longevity Campaign, to raise funds to purchase their building, was successful and on April 17 they took custody of the theater building. The purchase of the building allows the Unicorn to cut production costs. (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy to Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY; Performances Begin 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the production of My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances begin on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28. Single tickets start at $28 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Record 15.5 Hours of KENTUCKY DERBY Coverage
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

NBC Sports Group will present 15.5 hours of Kentucky Derby coverage, a record for the event, beginning Wednesday, April 30 (more...)

ALADDIN's duChateau Leads Young At Arts' Broadway Benefit, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Broadway music directors Annbritt duChateau (Disney's 'Aladdin') and Charles duChateau ('Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark'), alongside a group of their 'Broadway friends,' are donating their time and talent for the 9th annual Young at Arts benefit at the Christ Church Bronxville (17 Sagamore Road) on Monday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

NYMF to Stage Reading of IDAHO!, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Theatre professionals who missed IDAHO! at NYMF will have an opportunity to see it in staged reading this Friday, April 25th only. The new musical, named 'Best of Fest' was met with cascades of laughter during its sold-out run, prompting the festival to add extra performances. The show has been described as "a rollicking satire that takes the sexually-charged subtext of the classic musical and puts it front and center." One four-time Tony winning producer called it simply, "A hoot and a half!" (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Billy Porter Performs 'I Am Changing' on GOOD DAY NEW YORK
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2014

Billy Porter, the Tony-winning star of Broadway's KINKY BOOTS stopped by GOOD DAY NEW YORK yesterday to perform his rousing rendition of 'I Am Changing' from his new album, 'Billy's Back on Broadway.' Check out his appearance and performance below! (more...)

Deborah Hedwall, Patricia Hodges & More to Star in Peccadillo Theater's A LOSS OF ROSES; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The OBIE, Lucille Lortel and Drama Desk Award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company, in association with La Femme Theatre Productions, has announced the full cast for the play's first NY revival as well as the New York City premiere of the published version of William Inge's A Loss of Roses. Performances begin May 8th (not May 7th as previously announced) at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street, NYC, and continuing through June 7th, 2014. The play opens officially on May 12th at 7 PM. (more...)

Civic Theatre to Close 2013-14 Season with URINETOWN, 5/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Civic Theatre will present the finale to its 2013-2014 main stage season with the irreverent, laugh-out-loud Tony-winning musical, "Urinetown" opening on Friday, May 2 with performances through Sunday, May 18. Civic's Artistic Director William Sanders directs and choreographs this musical that won 2002 Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score and has been hailed as one of the most original musicals of the last 20 years. All performances will be held at Civic's historic Nineteenth Street Theatre at 527 N. 19th Street in Allentown. Special discounted tickets are available for performances on opening weekend. Please call the box office or visit www.CivicTheatre.com for more information. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WAR HORSE at the Capitol Theatre is Epic and Intimate
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 23, 2014

The national tour of WAR HORSE, currently playing the Capitol Theatre, is moving and at once epic and intimate. It is deeply theatrical in its simple, cerebral staging, but it is also spectacular in its groundbreaking puppeteering and its effective, restrained use of projections and lighting effects. (more...)

Tony Awards to Launch Pop-Up Merchandise Shop at the Paramount Hotel on 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Tony Awards will unveil the first ever Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop at the Paramount Hotel on Friday, April 25th. The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop, located at the Paramount Hotel in the heart of Times Square will feature exclusive merchandise and experiences for Broadway fans from around the world. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

ANOTHER KIND OF COURAGE, Celebration of Amiri Baraka, Brick City Voices & More Set for 2014 Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, 10/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Martin Farawell, The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's Poetry Director and Director of the Dodge Poetry Festival, has announced the roster of poets and other performers who will be participating in the 15th biennial Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, October 23-26, 2014. For the third time the Festival will be held at its new home, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) as well as other venues in Newark's Downtown Arts District, all within easy walking distance of NJPAC. (more...)

Tom Petty, fun. and Other Top Names in Music Honored at 31st Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES, CA -  The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 31st annual Pop Music Awards tonight at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, CA. The star-studded event, which was attended by hundreds of songwriters, recording artists and music industry leaders, paid special tribute to rock legend Tom Petty and Grammy-winning band fun., and honored the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2013 pop charts. (more...)

Zooey Deschanel & More Set for Dark Comedy THE DRIFTLESS AREA
by Movies News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Adapted from award-winning author Tom Drury's novel of the same title, "The Driftless Area" will be directed by Zachary Sluser, who co-wrote the screenplay with Drury. (more...)

Broadway's Linda Eder to Perform at Ford Amphitheatre, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret present award-winning Broadway star Linda Eder for one show only on Monday, June 9 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. The evening will include selections from Eder's 15 solo recordings which span countless musical genres including Broadway, standards, pop, country, and jazz. Eder will also welcome fellow Broadway star Constantine Maroulis and America's first Mashup Group, the COMPANY MEN, as her special guests. (more...)

APAC's Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announced today that Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik will be stepping down from his position as Artistic Director on June 30th, 2014. During Wojtunik's six years as Artistic Director, he successfully raised the company's artistic profile and solidified APAC's place as a respected developer and producer of new works. For his final production, he will direct Rodgers & Hammerstein's rarely seen Allegro, opening May 1st, 2014. (Critics are invited to all performances.) (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Nothing Personal' on Next MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D
by - Apr 23, 2014

On the next episode of ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," titled "Nothing Personal", just when there's no one left to trust, Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) returns. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Ian Bartholomew, Anna Carteret Among Cast of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE World Premiere Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

FREDERICK, THE SELFISH GIANT & More Set for Chicago Children's Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Two world premiere children's musicals helmed by A-list Chicago theater artists - Leo Lionni's Frederick, directed by Stuart Carden, and Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, co-created by Michael Mahler and Rachel Rockwell, were announced today as the opening and closing productions of Chicago Children's Theatre's 2014-15 season. Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) will also celebrate its 10th birthday season by bringing back its 2008 smash hit The Selfish Giant by Blair Thomas and Michael Smith. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The latest Jeff Award nominations, 'Brigadoon' gets cast, 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Motown' light up the Loop, new musicals from Writers Theatre and American Theater Company, 'Nunsense,' 'The Wild Party,' a new web series to support and more! (more...)

Carteret And More Announced For SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, Opening July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Disney and Sonia Friedman Productions are delighted to announce casting for the forthcoming stage production of Shakespeare in Love. The announcement coincides with the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare's birth. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meryl Streep Receives O'Neill Theater Center's 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Meryl Streep was honored with the 14th-Annual Monte Cristo Award at Edison Ballroom last night, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Meryl Streep with 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2014

Meryl Streep was honored with the 14th-Annual Monte Cristo Award at Edison Ballroom last night, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the celebration below! (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Eichner Talks 'Billy On the Street' on SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Funnyman Billy Eichner stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT on NBC to talk about the third season of his show 'Billy on the Street,' which featured host Seth Meyers. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Celebrate Volunteers at Luncheons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

In honor of National Volunteer Week in April, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre celebrated its cast of more than 500 volunteers with three luncheons to say "thank you." (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - HEDWIG Opens, Easter Bonnet Ties Loose Ends, HERE LIES LOVE Sings and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 22, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, starring Neil Patrick Harris, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Sound Theatre Company to Present A SMALL FIRE, Begin. 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

A Small Fire opens on May 30 for a limited run at New City Theatre, located at 1404 18th Avenue in Seattle, with a preview performance on May 29. Tickets are $25, $15 for students, and pay-what-you-can performances on May 29, June 9, and June 16. Due to the small, intimate performance venue, seating for A Small Fire is extremely limited. (more...)

DEREK JETER: A TRIBUTE to Air 4/29 on FOX Sports 1
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Before he announced he would hang up his cleats at the end of the season, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had already made a lasting impression as one of the most graceful, successful and iconic figures ever to play the game. Led by current and former players from around Major League Baseball, FOX Sports and MLB Productions honor one of baseball's best ambassadors in DEREK JETER: A TRIBUTE, a one-hour special premiering Tuesday, April 29 (8:30 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1. (more...)

Trustus Theatre to Present THE HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

John Guare's dark comedy The House of Blue Leaves comes to Trustus Theatre this spring. Winner of the 1971 Obie Award and Critics Award for Best Play, this script remains relevant for modern audiences as it examines the American obsession with celebrity and our constant effort to realize dreams. The Trustus production will open May 9th at 8:00pm on the Thigpen Main Stage, and will run through May 24th, 2014. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sabrina Wender Plays MUSICAL MONDAYS at Le Cirque Cafe
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 22, 2014

A singer-songwriter, dancer and actress, Sabrina Wender has a true passion for the arts. She has recorded a CD of pop music in Italy and also has an in-depth knowledge of American Jazz and Swing music of the 30s and 40s. As a teenager, Sabrina attended summer courses at the High School of Performing Arts in New York and has continued to further her musical studies both in Europe and the U.S. She has composed original ballad songs and soundtracks for documentaries about Italy which she produced and edited herself. (more...)

NC Theatre & Broadway Series South Add NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

North Carolina Theatre, celebrating its 30th Anniversary as the region's premier non-profit, professional regional theatre, and Broadway Series South, the anchor presenter of First National Touring shows are thrilled to announce Nice Work If You Can Get It will be joining our sensational 2014/15 Season at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The show will run January 20th - 25th, 2015. Subscriptions to the 2014/15 Season are now available to both new and returning subscribers. (more...)

White Castle Celebrates Earth Day By Becoming 'Greener'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

White Castle is best known for serving its famous Sliders at more than 400 restaurants, but what many don't know is that this 94-year-old national icon also is passionate about sustainability. The efforts of the family-owned business to become "greener" started in the 1960s with founder Billy Ingram, when White Castle put in place year-round processes to drive continuous improvement in the company's environmental efficiency. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE REALISTIC JONESES' Marisa Tomei on 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Please join us for a career Conversations with Marisa Tomei moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!', on Thursday, April 24th (11:45 am to 1:00 pm). (more...)

Scoop: MIKE & MOLLY on CBS - Monday, May 5, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on MIKE & MOLLY, airing on CBS on Monday, May 5, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: MIKE & MOLLY on CBS - Monday, April 28, 2014
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2014

Get all the scoop on MIKE & MOLLY, airing on CBS on Monday, April 28, 2014! (more...)

D.C. Douglas Joins Cast of Syfy's SHARKNADO 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Film, television and video game actor, D.C. Douglas, confirmed on twitter today that he recently wrapped filming a cameo sequence for SyFy's much anticipated sequel, 'Sharknado 2: The Second One.' (more...)

TAKE IT FROM THE TOP Interactive Workshops Series to Kick Off Summer 2014 at the Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

TAKE IT FROM THE TOP, a series of exciting, interactive workshops offered through MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center, gives participants - from Pre-Teens to Young Adults and beyond - an opportunity to train with our brilliant team of top Broadway professionals, and meet top NYC casting director, Justin Huff. (more...)

Hauschka, Arias & Ratzke, Lily & Madeleine, Reverend Billy, Julia Haltigan and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, running tomorrow, April 23 through May 4, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Bristol Pilates Studio Offers Free Yoga and Pilates Classes at the Bristol Library, Beg 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

EVOLUTION Pilates Studio announced today they will be stepping up their commitment to the health of the Bristol, RI community by offering free Yoga and Pilates Mat Classes at the Rogers Free Library in the Herreshoff Community Room. Classes are appropriate for all fitness levels and available for ages 18 and older (unless accompanied by an adult). About the Classes: - Pilates Mat Class will increase your core strength, stabilization, flexibility, balance and posture through focused and controlled exercises developed by - Joseph Pilates. - Kripalu Yoga will revitalize your body and mind through postures, breathing exercises, and relaxation techniques. - Yoga, based on the principles of hatha yoga, Yoga, based on the principles of hatha yoga, will increase your balance, strength, flexibility and power. Class Schedule & Location - Tuesday, May 13th 9:30-10:30am - Kripalu Yoga with Instructor Billy McNamara - Tuesday, May 27th 9:30-10:30am - Kripalu Yoga with Instructor Billy McNamara - Thursday, May 29th 6:30-7:30pm - Yoga with instructor Laura Giannotti - Tuesday, June 3rd 9:30-10:30am - Pilates Mat Class with Instructor Dawn Casella - Tuesday, June 10th 9:30-10:30am - Pilates Mat Class with Instructor Dawn Casella - Tuesday, June 17th 9:30-10:30am - Pilates Mat Class with Instructor Dawn Casella To learn more or sign up for these classes call, stop by the Rogers Free Library or email kcalouro@bristolri.us. Rogers Free Library Herreshoff Community Room 525 Hope St, Bristol, RI 02809 (401) 253-6948 About EVOLUTION Pilates Studio Evolution Pilates Studio is a fully equipped Bristol, RI Pilates Studio, featuring STOTT Pilates Equipment. Our mission is to maintain the teachings and methodology of Joseph Pilates while customizing the movement to accommodate a variety of client needs, goals and abilities. All of our instructors are Pilates Certified with backgrounds in athletics, teaching, personal training, clinical exercise physiology & dancing. To learn more about EVOLUTION Pilates Studio and our Pilates Instructors call (401) 396-9019 or visit www.EvolutionRI.com. (more...)

Golden Rainbow Now Accepting Talent Submissions for 28th Annual RIBBON OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Local HIV/AIDS nonprofit Golden Rainbow is accepting talent submissions for the 28th annual "Ribbon of Life" spectacular now through Monday, April 28. The fundraising production, hosted by returning emcees TV personality Chris Saldaņa and Edie of Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity, will take place in The Penn & Teller Theater at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on Sunday, June 22 at 1 p.m. (more...)

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