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Frank Sinatra's 'World On A String' 4CD/DVD Box Set to Be Released 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Frank Sinatra never had a problem with language barriers, he spoke to the heart. His songs served as the soundtrack to people's lives around the world. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN on Broadway, Starring Derek Hough, Delayed Indefinitely
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Earlier this year it was announced that Emmy winner Derek Hough would soon be dancing through the rain-soaked streets of Broadway in an upcoming production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Now the show has been delayed indefinitely due to lack of available theatres. Hough writes:  (more...)

Opera Star Joyce DiDonato Heads to WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Just announced, Grammy Award winner and international opera star Joyce DiDonato will perform on October 3 in White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour, presented by Maberry Theatricals. (more...)

Drew Barrymore & More to Be Honored at 2016 Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, more than 1,200 people will attend the Children's Hospital Los Angeles 'Once Upon a Time' Gala at The Event Deck at L.A. LIVE. (more...)

Find Your Grail! North Shore Music Theatre presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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PBS to Premiere Season 2 of 'Indian Summers' on MASTERPIECE, 9/11
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Indian Summers returns with Season 2, airing in ten enthralling new episodes, Sundays, September 11 - October 2 and October 16 - November 20, 2016 at 10pm ET on PBS. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Kenneth Branagh
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Kenneth Branagh completes his company's first year-long Garrick residency by starring in John Osborne's The Entertainer - once more following in the footsteps of Laurence Olivier. The production is currently in previews, opening to press tonight, and plays until 12 November. It will also be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on 27 October. (more...)

TODAY's Savannah Guthrie to Sit Down with St. Paul School Rape Trial Victim, Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

In a TODAY exclusive, Savannah Guthrie sits down with the victim in the St. Paul prep school rape trial in which former student Owen Labrie was convicted of sexual assault. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 8/29 - 9/9 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Aug 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 8/29 - 9/9, airing on NBC (more...)

Steps on Broadway Gives Home to American Dance Machine 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, announces an educational partnership with American Dance Machine for the Twenty-First Century (ADM21). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 3 of CELEBRITY NAME GAME Premieres 9/19
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Can you guess that TV show? It's funny. Unpredictable. Hosted by Craig Ferguson. It's garnered two consecutive Daytime Emmy(R) wins for Outstanding Game Show Host. That's right, it's CELEBRITY NAME GAME!  (more...)

Lyrics for Life to Be Hosted by Casey Simpson & Mackenzie Ziegler
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Mackenzie Ziegler ('Dance Moms') and Casey Simpson (Nickelodeon's 'Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn') are set to host Lyrics for Life on Sat, Sept 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Symphony Space.  (more...)

AUDIO: Gene Wilder's Nephew, Jordan Walker-Pearlman, Shares Touching Remembrances
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

Gene Wilder, who originated the role of Billy Bibbit in the original 1963 Broadway production of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST and went on to star film classics like THE PRODUCERS, BLAZING SADDLES, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, died today from complications of Alzheimer's disease.  He was 83. (more...)

Kroon Announces SITTIN' IN MY GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Kroon, an artist, woodworker, gardener, avid reader, poet, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Sittin' in My Garden (Waitin' for the Jellybeans to Grow)': a vibrant, expressive compilation of both poem and prose. This work depicts the fun and beauty of words and the imagination. (more...)

Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Thursday, September 15, 2016
by - Aug 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, September 15, 2016! (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2016 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Theatre Philadelphia has announced the nominees for the 2016 Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Visits Sierra Boggess' SCHOOL OF ROCK Dressing Room with 60 Minutes
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2016

As part of her exclusive 60 Minutes interview to promote her new album, Encore, Barbra Streisand recently visited her former Funny Girl dressing room at the Winter Garden Theater. At the time, the dressing room was occupied by School of Rock star Sierra Boggess, who recently departed the newest Andrew Lloyd Webber musical to star in a Paris production of Phantom of the Opera.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Talks Working with Hugh Jackman on 60 Minutes
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2016

When embarking upon her latest album, Encore, icon Barbra Streisand was inspired by one of Broadway's favorite leading men, Hugh Jackman. In her latest interview with 60 Minutes, Streisand discusses how Jackman's voice was the starting point for the album's core concept: creating 'mini scenes' through dialogue and duets with film stars. On the album, Streisand and Jackman sing the previously unproduced 'Any Moment Now' by the late, celebrated composer Marvin Hamlisch. This rendition of the song tells the story of a couple that has reached the breaking point in their marriage, and the video features clips from Streisand and Jackman's recording session for the track.  (more...)


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Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Monday, August 29, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC on Monday, August 29, 2016! (more...)

Emily Kron and Steven Mooney to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

The cast of Little Shop of Horrors has arrived to Playhouse on Park! (more...)

Production Begins; New Casting Announced for Freeform's ALONE TOGETHER
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Production started this week in Los Angeles on the new Freeform comedy pilot ALONE TOGETHER by The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. (more...)

Request Tunes in Real Time at Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch's Online Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

On Sunday, August 28 at 7pm, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch will perform an in-home online live concert. (more...)

John Pizzarelli & The Swing Seven, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for September 5-11, featuring John Pizzarelli and The Swing Seven, Natalie Douglas Returns to Birdland in 'Stevie Songs: The Music of Stevie Nicks & Stevie Wonder', Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Time Jumpers to Bring Country, Swing and Pop to Center for the Arts at Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

An assemblage of high-dollar studio musicians, including Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, 'Ranger Doug' Green and Paul Franklin, The Time Jumpers brings its signature country, swings and pop tunes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Friday, September 30 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

Susan Blackwell and Rory O'Malley to Host LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN: TAKE 4 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

On Sunday, September 18th at 54 Below, join Susan Blackwell ([title of show], "Side By Side by Susan Blackwell") and Rory O'Malley (Hamilton, Book of Mormon) as they host an evening of fabulous performers sharing their most embarrassing moments onstage, and then redeeming themselves by recreating that moment. (more...)

Barbra Sings Broadway- Listen to Our Showtunes by Streisand Playlist!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Though she has appeared on Broadway only twice during her legendary career (Funny Girl and I Can Get It For You Wholesale), there is no denying that Barbra Streisand is beloved by theatre fans everywhere. She has famously crooned standards from every show from Guys and Dolls to Sweeney Todd, and she's not finished yet. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

Tom Wurth's New Album 'A Different Soul' Features Special Guests Vince Gill & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

TaDa Records has announced the release of GRAMMY nominated singer, songwriter and musician Tom Wurth's fourth studio album “A Different Soul”, which features contributions from special guests Vince Gill, T. Graham Brown, and John Ford Coley. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein Presents His Great American Songbook Winners Nick Ziobro & Julia Goodwin at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 25, 2016

Michael Feinstein presented his Great American Songbook Winners at Feinstein's/54 Below and Broadwayworld was there. (more...)

Adrienne Truscott, Fendika and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances now through September 4. (more...)

Music Institute Presents Sergei Babayan, Louis Armstrong Legacy Concert, and More in 16-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago announces the 2016-17 season of its Faculty and Guest Artist Series, showcasing noteworthy keyboard artists, illustrious alumni, and the legacy of Louis Armstrong. All but one of the concerts take place at the historic Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston. In March, the Music Institute presents one special performance at its partner venue, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut Street in downtown Chicago. (more...)

Those Girls Return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre For Two Concerts in September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Those Girls, the dynamic vocal harmony group that debuted in New York last spring, returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City for two shows in September. (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: THE LIGHT OF WESTERN STARS at El Molino Viejo
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 25, 2016

Over the weekend, I had an opportunity to enjoy an evening of theatre outdoors in one of the area's loveliest and most unique venues - El Molino Viejo, The Old Mill, in San Marino. I'd never been there before, but since I love historic buildings and grew up on Sunday afternoon westerns, I was immediately intrigued by an invitation to see THE LIGHT OF WESTERN STARS in the mill's garden courtyard. (more...)

PINKALICIOUS, STINKYKIDS and FANCY NANCY Set for Vital Theatre This Fall
by BroadwayWorld JR - Aug 25, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY has announced its 2016 fall/winter season of musicals for children and families, performed by adults. (more...)

BWW Interview: John Copeland on What Anita Bryant Did & Has Done for Him Lately
by Gil Kaan - Aug 25, 2016

Playwright/actor John Copeland's latest theatrical project ANITA BRYANT'S PLAYBOY INTERVIEW recounts a specific incident in the truth-is-stranger-than-fiction saga of the former Miss Oklahoma and runner-up to Miss America whose 'Save Our Children' campaign fought to repeal gay rights in Dale County, Florida in 1977.  (more...)

BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Gets Better and Better with Each Visit to Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Aug 25, 2016

When KINKY BOOTS played Playhouse Square in April of 2015, while still running on Broadway, it was a really good performance. The show is back again and, believe it or not, it's even better this time around. (more...)

Shawn Wayans, Gary Owen, Artie Lange, David Alan Grier and More To Bring the Laughs To Carolines on Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of September, highlighted by headliners Shawn Wayans, from FOX's In Living Color and the movie White Chicks, Labor Day Weekend, September 1 - 4; Gary Owen, from the Think Like a Man films and his new BET series The Gary Owen Show, September 8 - 11; Artie Lange, from his Comedy Central special The Stench of Failure and 'Artie Lange's Uncensored Podcast,' September 15 - 17; David Alan Grier, from NBC's The Carmichael Show and FOX's In Living Color, September 22 - 24; Iliza Shlesinger, from ABC.com's Forever 31, on September 27; Gilbert Gottfried, from the film The Aristocrats, on September 29; and Donnell Rawlings, 'Ashy Larry' from Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show, September 29 - October 2. (more...)

She's Back to Broadway; Pre-Order Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Album Today!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will soon release her new latest album, 'ENCORE: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.' (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Cheri Oteri Joins Cast of truTV's THOSE WHO CAN'T
by - Aug 24, 2016

truTV announced today the lineup of guest stars set to appear on season two of the network's inaugural scripted comedy series THOSE WHO CAN'T, which follows the outlandish exploits of the faculty at fictional Smoot High in Denver, Colorado. (more...)

Mainstage Irving-Las Colinas Presents 2016-17 Season Opener CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas opens its 2016-17 Razzle Dazzle season with the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history,CHICAGO. The production opens November 4 and runs through the 19 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.  (more...)

World Premiere of Ang Lee's BILLY LYNN'S LONG HALFTIME WALK at 54th New York Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Ang Lee's highly anticipated Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk as a Special World Premiere Presentation of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16) on Friday, October 14, at AMC Lincoln Square. (more...)

Rita Wilson Returns to the Geffen Playhouse for Liner Notes!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Rita Wilson once again brings her vocal and songwriting talents to the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse for six all-new shows in September, this following sell-out performances at last fall's premiere of Liner Notes.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND in the Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival will produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens tonight, August 24, and runs through September 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Jimmy Bain and More in TREASURE ISLAND at Finger Lakes!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is proud to produce the regional premiere of TREASURE ISLAND, A New Musical for a New Generation. The show opens today, August 24 and runs throughSeptember 10 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse as part of the Festival's 2016 season.  Watch highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

CMT Announces Premiere Dates for MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, NASHVILLE & More
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

CMT today revealed the premiere dates for its 2017 scripted series including "Nashville," "Million Dollar Quartet" (working title) and "Still The King," marking the biggest scripted slate in the network's history. (more...)

Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik to Depart Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

After spearheading the artistic vision and organizational growth of Philadelphia Theatre Company for thirty-five years, Executive Producing Director Sara Garonzik announced to the PTC Board of Directors that she will be leaving her position sometime during the 2016-2017 season when her successor joins the Company. She will remain in Philadelphia to pursue consulting and independent producing projects. (more...)

Boston Pops to Visit Sioux Falls for the First Time Next Spring; Tickets on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Washington Pavilion is excited to welcome the Boston Pops, the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, to the Mary W. Sommervold Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, 2017. (more...)

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