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BWW TV Exclusive: Merri Sugarman, CSA Auditions for LES MISERABLES' Fantine on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - May 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch as Merri Sugarman auditions for Fantine in Les Miserables! (more...)

BWW Review: CFTA's 42nd STREET Taps Your Troubles Away
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2016

If there is a Broadway musical that more gleefully and accurately encapsulates the magic and mayhem of creating a brand spanking new blockbuster at the height of the Great Depression than 42nd Street, I want to see it post-haste! (more...)

John Partridge and Hayley Tamaddon Lead CHICAGO at the Lyceum Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

International award-winning Broadway and West End musical Chicago is set to razzle dazzle audiences at the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 June, starring stage and television stars John Partridge as Billy Flynn and Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart, with X-Factor winner Sam Bailey as Matron 'Mama' Morton.   (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Jason Alexander & More Set for Bay Street Theater's Annual Gala; B.D. Wong to Emcee!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces the 25th Annual Summer Gala, celebrating Bay Street's Silver Anniversary, totake place in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 9, 2016 benefiting Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening will include a special performance of scenes from productions from the past 25 years, as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, Live 'Fantasy Auction,' dinner and dancing. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO's Next Leading Man, Jaime Camil, Meets the Press!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil steps into the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel - check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Amazon Announces Lineup for Next Pilot Season Featuring New Original Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its next pilot season; a unique development process that gives all customers an opportunity to stream and review pilots in order to help choose the next Amazon Original Series that are then available to Prime Members. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present SISTER ACT, 6/17-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?The final musical in the Playhouse on the Square 2015 - 2016 season is Sister Act! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in a convent! The New York Times cries "when the wimples start quivering, the pinched mouths break into sunbeam smiles, and the nuns start rocking to raise the gothic rafters, all's right in the kingdom of musical comedy." Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story. (more...)

BWW TV: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn, Jaime Camil, on Stepping Into Broadway's Long-Running Hit
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel, and BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand. Below, find out what the Latin superstar had to say about joining the production, returning to Broadway and more! (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Diana Degarmo Begins Performances with THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora are thrilled to welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes! From May 25th through July 31st. Diana joins the production in the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble-blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   (more...)

Update: ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake Will Not Include Original Songs
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Update: Despite reports yesterday that ABC's DIRTY DANCING remake may feature a handful of original songs when it premieres later this year, representatives from both the network and Lionsgate have now confirmed to BroadwayWorld that no new tunes will be inserted into the original material. ABC's update will instead remain in line with the original 1987 blockbuster film. (more...)

Every Body Balance Fitness Studio Supports the Pan-Mass Challenge
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Every Body Balance (http://www.everybodybalance.com/) is proud to participate in the 2016 Pan-Mass Challenge to honor those we have lost to cancer, to support a great cause, and to highlight current research towards sustained cancer prevention and remission. (more...)

Max Von Essen Among Stars Performing at the BREATHLESS ON BROADWAY Benefit at Sardi's Restaurant
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

On Monday, June 6th, 2016, many popular and talented Broadway performers will shine a light on Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) at the 2nd annual breathless on Broadway benefit at Sardi's Restaurant, 234 West 44th Street, NYC. For one night, some of Broadway's favorites, including Max Von Essen (An American in Paris, Evita, Dance of the Vampires, Jesus Christ Superstar), Giuseppe Bausillo (Cats, Aladdin, Newsies, Billy Elliot), Michael Lanning (Bonnie & Clyde, Civil War), Zachary Sayle (Newsies Nat'l Tour), and Liv Rand will help phaware global association raise awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), a disease that currently has no cure but can be managed with proper care and treatment. The benefit evening includes a Red Carpet, dinner and the show. (more...)

Drury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces it will open its 2017-2018 season with Chicago, the first production of the show to be produced in the city of Chicago in more than three decades. Jeff Award Winning Artistic Director, William Osetek, will direct the iconic musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and the script adaptation by David Thompson. Chicago runs March 30 - June 4, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Celebrate Dad with Freeform's 'Funday' Father's Day Weekend Programming
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dad. He's always been there for you. School recitals, football games, family vacations. Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon? (more...)

Roller Skating PUNKPLAY Gets UK Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Gregory S. Moss's PUNKPLAY is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack. It's a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not fitting in – all on roller skates. The play receives its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse this autumn (September 7 to October 1), directed by Tom Hughes. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

BWW Review: Young Stars Perform with Aplomb in Village Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT
by Amelia Reynolds - May 25, 2016

There truly is nothing to not like about 'Billy Elliot' performing at Village Theatre. (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, today announced the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to the animated feature film PLAYMOBIL (more...)

Audra McDonald, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for Covenant House's A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Stars from Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin, Shuffle Along, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Cinderella, Spring Awakening and more to perform for - and with - Covenant House kids at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall to give hope to homeless youth on June 6th in New York City. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

THE WINERY DOGS Launch New Round of U.S. Headlining Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

THE WINERY DOGS-- Richie Kotzen (lead vocals/guitar), Mike Portnoy (drums), Billy Sheehan (bass)—will launch their latest U.S. headlining tour Saturday, June 25 in Hinckley, MN (more...)

HBO Latino's SR. AVILA Returns for Third Season 7/24
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

HBO Latino announced the premiere date for the third season of the acclaimed series, SR. ÁVILA, on Sunday, July 24 at 9 PM, with a real-time digital premiere on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand. (more...)

Parr Hall Announces ALADDIN Panto for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The classic tale of Arabian nights, a genie in a lamp and a beautiful princess will be entertaining families in Warrington in the new year. Culture Warrington recently announced their collaboration once again with Tony Peers Ltd to bring another pantomime. January 2017 will see Parr Hall raise its curtains on the classic tale of Aladdin, which is sure to delight children and adults alike. The pantomime tells the story of a street urchin who vies for the love of the beautiful Princess Jasmine by using a genie's magic power. (more...)

Vorschau: SUNSET BOULEVARD ab Herbst mit Pia Douwes in Dortmund
by Iris Moebius - May 24, 2016

Spannend wie ein Krimi erzahlt Billy Wilder in seinem 1950 gedrehten Klassiker Sunset Boulevard (Boulevard der Dammerung) die Geschichte einer großen Tragodin, deren Karriere durch den technischen Fortschritt schlagartig endete. Rund 40 Jahre spater macht Andrew Lloyd Webber aus diesem Stoff ein Musical, das mittlerweile selbst ein Klassiker geworden ist. Der Oper Dortmund ist es gelungen, die international gefeierte Pia Douwes fur diese Rolle zu gewinnen. Regie fuhrt Gil Mehmert, der nach Jesus Christ Superstar abermals einen Webber-Welterfolg in Dortmund in Szene setzt. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Shares Her Favorite Things About Each City on Upcoming Tour; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performances to 9 cities in August. Tickets to Streisand's stops go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th, and will be available online, via charge-by-phone and venue box offices. In anticipation of the on-sale date, the legendary performer partnered with her beloved pup Sammie to share her favorite things about each city she'll soon visit - check out the video below! (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO on Friday, May 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO, airing on Friday, May 27, 2016! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original Matildas Reunite for POP FROM THE HEART Benefit!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 24, 2016

12-year-old Tony Award honoree Sophia Gennusa (Doctor Zhivago, Matilda the Musical) just brought together some of the original cast members of MATILDA to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (more...)

BroadHollow Theatre Company to Bring CAROUSEL to Bayway Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The story tells of charming, roguish carnival barker, Billy Bigelow, and mill worker Julie Jordan, both loners, who meet and fall in love. Their marriage ends up costing both their jobs, and things go downhill from there.  The show includes the iconic songs 'If I Loved You', 'June Is Bustin' Out All Over' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. (more...)

Hubbard Street & The Second City Add 11th Performance of THE ART OF FALLING
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Due to extraordinary demand, Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton and Second City Theatricals President Erica Daniels are delighted to announce the addition of an eleventh performance of Hubbard Street + The Second City's acclaimed collaboration, The Art of Falling. Single tickets for all shows, including this just-added performance on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30pm, are now on sale. The two-week encore engagement of The Art of Falling runs June 9-19, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park (205 East Randolph Street). (more...)

Mikey Erg Shares 'Apart Time' via Stereogum
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

“The hardest working punk rocker in show business,” Mikey Erg, is releasing his first true solo effort, Tentative Decisions, set to drop June 24 via Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One of Broadway's funniest performers offers a backstage tour in a new Charitybuzz auction. (more...)

Tracy Morgan, Dick Gregory and More to Headline Carolines On Broadway in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of June 2016, highlighted by headliners Tracy Morgan, from NBC's 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, June 2 - 4; legendary activist and comedian Dick Gregory, June 4 and 5; Maz Jobrani, from the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and author of "I'm Not a Terrorist But I Play One on TV," June 10 - 12; Darrell Hammond, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 16 - 18; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, June 23; Jon Rudnitsky, from NBC's Saturday Night Live, June 24 - 26; and Michael Blackson, The African King of Comedy, July 4th Weekend, June 30 ( - July 3). (more...)

NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crystal & Jimmy Fallon Perform Magazine Cover Talk on TONIGHT
by - May 23, 2016

On Friday's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy and Billy Crystal had a conversaton using various magaines covers with celebrities on them. Watch all the clips from the appearance below! (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 22
by Audition Roundup - May 22, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 22, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! to Wrap Inaugural Season with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, 7/9-31
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, closes out its inaugural season with the multiple Tony Award-winning musical comedy, La Cage aux Folles. This thrilling and warmhearted farce centers around Georges and his lover Albin, who stars as Zaza at their St. Tropez drag nightclub 'La Cage aux Folles.' Problems arise when Georges' twenty-five year old son, Jean-Michel - a result from a brief encounter years back - announces that he is engaged to Anne Dindon, the daughter of a well-known homophobic politician, Edouard Dindon. Anne's parents want to come and meet Jean-Michel's mother and father. Little do they know that Albin, a man, has essentially been Jean-Michel's mother figure his whole life. This scenario propels audiences into side-splitting laughter, as well as teary-eyed moments of tenderness. La Cage Aux Folles is widely regarded as Jerry Herman's best score and features such classic songs as 'The Best of Times is Now,' 'Song In the Sand,' 'La Cage Aux Folles,' and 'I Am What I Am.' (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 5/23 - 6/3 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 5/23 - 6/3, airing on NBC (more...)

'Fanpage.com' Now Available on iTunes and Google Play Stores
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at INDIAN SUMMER at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Playwrights Horizons presents Indian Summer, the world premiere of a new play by Gregory S. Moss (Reunion, punkplay, Billy Witch, La Brea, Orange Hat Grace, House of Gold), directed by Carolyn Cantor (Fly by Night, The Great God Pan, After the Revolution, Essential Self-Defense at PH; Pumpgirl; Orange Flower Water; Stone Cold Dead Serious). Commissioned by Playwrights Horizons, the play is the sixth and final production of the theater company's acclaimed 2015/2016 Season. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Bill Charlap Trio and More Coming Up This Spring at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for May 30-June 5, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, An Evening with Laura Osnes, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Rachel Tucker Returns To West End WICKED! New Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is proud to announce that, from Monday 5 September 2016, the new cast that will lead the award-winning show through its 10th birthday celebrations at the Apollo Victoria Theatre will include: Rachel Tucker, who will return to the London production direct from a triumphant run on Broadway to play Elphaba; Suzie Mathers, who joins from the Australian production to star as Glinda; Oliver Savile, who continues as Fiyero; Anita Dobson, who joins to play Madame Morrible; Mark Curry, who continues as The Wizard; original cast member Martin Ball, who returns to play Doctor Dillamond; original cast member Katie Rowley Jones, who continues as Nessarose and Idriss Kargbo, who joins to play Boq. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/20 - 526 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/20 - 526, airing on NBC (more...)

Seattle Seahawks Quarterback Russell Wilson to Return as Host of Nickelodeon's KIDS' SPORTS CHOICE, 7/17
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Nickelodeon today announced that Seattle Seahawks' two-time Super Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson clinched his second straight title as host of Kids' Choice Sports 2016, the only show that celebrates kids and families' love of sports and top professional athletes. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Opening Night of THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL UK Premiere
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2016

Garry Lake and Waterloo East Theatre present THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL by David Nehls & Betsy Kelso. The hit off-Broadway show finally receives its London premiere, running now through 5 June 2016. Go inside opening night below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Okieriete Onaodowan Takes Part in FROZEN Lab; Lopezes to Pen New Songs for Broadway
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

Disney just held its developmental lab for the Broadway-bound FROZEN, and new details on what promises to be the Great White Way's next blockbuster have emerged from the ice. (more...)

CHICAGO Begins Next Week at SCU's Mayer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Santa Clara University's Department of Theatre and Dance announced today the full casting and creative creative team for the upcoming production of CHICAGO. (more...)

BWW Feature: MOTONES VS JERSEYS at Lone Tree Arts Center
by Chris Arneson - May 19, 2016

The ultimate '60s music battle!  Who will reign supreme in this amazing night of music?! Join the Motones and Jerseys for an evening of '60s song, dance and crowd interaction. At the end of the show, YOU decide the winner! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ocean State Theatre's ANYTHING GOES
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fourth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick presents the stylish, spirited and fast-paced musical comedy Anything Goes through May 22. Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

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