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BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Sylvia Syms on Night Three of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention
by Casey Mink - Oct 23, 2016

On the penultimate night of the 2016 Cabaret Convention, presented by the Mabel Mercer Foundation, 11 fantastic cabaret artists---those who are celebrated in the form as well as those who are emerging alike---assembled to salute the late and legendary Sylvia Syms. The evening, hosted by one of Syms' closest confidants, the critic Rex Reed, was brassy, delivered wonderful anecdotes, and was ultimately very moving musically, much like Syms herself. A black and white photograph of Syms, accurately capturing her maternal warmth, hung high inside the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center throughout the evening, which was formatted in two distinct segments. Act One was comprised of each performer taking to the stage alone to sing one of Syms' lesser known cabaret staples, or the songs which she "rescued" from obscurity such as those cut from golden age musicals. Act Two saw the performers again take on a Syms staple, but those which were more well-known hits and standards, displaying the full range of Syms' nightclub chops. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Oct 23, 2016

Most eighty-some-year-olds creak a bit, but others really get around, and that's the truth about ANYTHING GOES. Cole Porter is, of course, one of the great lyrical geniuses of history, which is a huge part of the reason, but there's another truth about it - heavily worked-over as the book was, and has been, it hasn't aged badly... possibly because it's purely frothy silliness, like GUYS AND DOLLS. In this day, however, the frothy silliness is almost realistic, since part of the plot revolves around hysterical celebrity-worship. Is that young man really Public Enemy Number One? Grab a selfie with him before the police get him! Wait, he's not a famous criminal? Well, then, get him out of our way! (more...)

Killian Donnelly to Lead KINKY BOOTS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

After originating the role on the West End, Killian Donnelly is headed across the pond to lead the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as Charlie Price. First reported by journalist Baz Bamigboye, and confirmed by the actor via Twitter, Donnelly will take over from Aaron C. Finley on December 6th, and is expected to stay for a six-month run through late May. (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley and More Set for NAMT's THE 46TH MINUTE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will kick off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. (more...)

The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre Presents PROXIMA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre, Hollywood & Vine's classic theater reborn for a new era of performing arts, is proud to present PROXIMA, the new show by globally recognized, Japanese-based visual/dance ensemble enra. Experts in martial arts, ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatics, contemporary dance, juggling and circus arts, enra defies conventions of space, time, gravity, and physics, through seamless synchronization of digital projection and physical movement. As part of a North American tour, The Montalban brings enra's new PROXIMA show to LA for three nights: Friday, October 21 and Saturday October 22 at 8:00pm and on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5:00pm. Tickets cost $49.00. The Montalban is located at 1615 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90028. For tickets, call 323-461-6999 or visit To learn more about enra and their new production, please visit (more...)

Freeform Announces 'Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas' Programming
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Put down the dish towel, stop the cooking and cleaning and come get filled up on Freeform's annual “Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas” programming celebration, starting Thanksgiving Day (more...)

MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR to Premiere on Showtime, 12/9
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Today, Showtime Networks and MADONNA have announced that her highly-anticipated concert film, MADONNA: REBEL HEART TOUR will premiere on December 9 (more...)

David Mamet's SPEED-THE-PLOW to Open Next Month in Brookfield
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

David Mamet's 'Speed-the-Plow' opens on Nov. 4 at The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and Billy ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ben Vereen & Charl Brown at 'AFTER HOURS' and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for October 24-30, featuring Kurt Elling, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Special Guests Ben Vereen and Charl Brown, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, and more! (more...)

Three Rivers Music Theatre to Stage THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Three Rivers Music Theatre will present the Fort Wayne premiere of the 2005 Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza, December 2 through December 11, 2016. (more...)

Lindsay Chambers and Marrick Smith to Headline 6th Madame Mathieu's Soiree 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Cabaret patroness Madame Mathieu has selected Broadway's Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Hairspray), and Marrick Smith (Fun Home, "The Lennon Report") as the guests of honor at the sixth edition of the Bistro Awards Critics' Pick Madame Mathieu's Soiree. This will be her final soiree of 2016.  (more...)

BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH to Welcome Billy Lykken This Sunday at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, welcomes the glamorous Billy Lykken, this Sunday, October 23th. (more...)

Williams Street Repertory Announces A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

WSR tackles holiday stress with "A Christmas Survival Guide" at Raue Center For The Arts! (more...)

City Theatre to Host Playwright Steven Dietz in Mini-Residency
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

City Theatre is excited to welcome playwright Steven Dietz for a writing residency October 31-November 1, 2016. (more...)

Theater Works Welcomes Jim Henson Award-Winning Puppeteer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Former Sesame Street Puppeteer and Jim Henson Award-winner David Stephens returns to Theater Works for a special performance and a Master Class. (more...)

The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productions Present Y CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Theater 14th Street Y & Bearded Ladies Productionspresent Y Cabaret, as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from October 31-November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm. Y Cabaret features: Abrakus, Bryn Cohn + Artists, Brendan Drake, Jenn Freeman, LoudHoundMovement and shawnbibledanceco., Jenn Freeman. Tickets are $20 in advance ($22 at the door) and are available (more...)

Freeform Cancels Thriller Drama GUILT Following One Season
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Freeform has cancelled its freshman drama series GUILT. The show premiered to 486,000 viewers, but quickly dropped to an average of 300,000 for the remainder of its 10-episode season. (more...)

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's THE ENTERTAINER Plays Final Weeks at The Garrick
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment invites dozens of countries around the world, including over 600 cinemas across the UK, to share one of The Entertainer's final performances. John Osborne's modern classic will be broadcast live to cinemas direct from London's Garrick Theatre on Thursday 27 October, marking the final production in a year of unmissable theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rex Reed Hosts 27th New York Cabaret Convention Day Three
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2016

KT Sullivan made an astute call and turned over the creation of the third night of the Cabaret Convention to host Rex Reed.  If there is anyone in the world who symbolizes music sophistication with a flawless comprehension of what good cabaret performance is about it is the elegant Mr. Reed. The Convention's final evening is yet to be heard (tonight), but last evening must have been one of the finest chapters in the long history of Donald Smith and the Mabel Mercer Foundation's twenty seven year old creation. The musicians, singers, and material, which honored the legendary cabaret performer Sylvia Syms truly represented the highest quality of cabaret performance. Rex also made an important artistic decision….he included himself as one of the vocalists.  Rex Reed was a participating member of the golden age of New York life and his unique ability to verbally convey it's history honored Sylvia Syms, who as Rex pointed out at the start of the evening…..died the way she wanted, singing in a  nightclub (Oak Room Algonquin)  to a standing ovation.  She collapsed into the arms of audience member Cy Coleman.   (more...)

Opera Australia and Arts Centre Melbourne Team Up to Present EL KID
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In a unique musical collaboration, Arts Centre Melbourne has teamed up with Opera Australia to present El Kid: a modern reimagining of the Three Billy Goats Gruff powered by the glorious melodies of Bizet's opera Carmen. The family opera will be performed from 22 - 27 November at Arts Centre Melbourne's Fairfax Studio. (more...)

Riverside Theatres to Present 9th Annual SHARP SHORT DANCE Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

From 15th to 19th November, the Sharp Short Dance festival will return bigger and better than ever when some of the nation's best young dancers and choreographers battle it out for top honours.   (more...)

Boyd Gaines and More Board Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced full casting for the world premiere of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, 'The Dead,' adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

Will Evans & Rising Tide and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow Headed to the Colonial
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group welcomes Will Evans and Rising Tide, and The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow, as part of the On The Stage Series, at The Colonial Theatre on Thursday, October 27 at 8pm. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

Photos and Video: RENT Co-Stars Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp Perform to Sold-Out Crowd at the Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

On Monday, October 17, 2016 Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, original stars of the hit Broadway musical RENT, performed their acclaimed show 'Adam & Anthony Live' to a sold-out crowd at the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport. Scroll down for photos and footage from the performance! (more...)

BWW TV: Alistair Brammer Will Return for MISS SAIGON on Broadway; Plus Behind-the-Scenes Interview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 20, 2016

Just announced, Alistair Brammer will reprise his acclaimed West End performance as the young American GI 'Chris' in Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon, which begins performances Wednesday, March 1 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). (more...)

Cherry Jones to Make West End Debut in John Tiffany's THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Michael Esper, Brian J. Smith, and Kate O'Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two, to bring his acclaimed production of The Glass Menagerie to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited season. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix's THE CROWN 'Personal Relationships' Trailer Reveals Impact of Being Queen
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

With Great Britain reeling from the devastation of war, young Princess Elizabeth becomes Queen and finds relationships with her loved ones changing forever.  Netflix's THE CROWN exposes the complications of being Queen in this 'Personal Relationships'  trailer below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at DIRTY DANCING, Coming to the Arsht Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The producers of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage announced casting today for the third year of the North American Tour, which coincides with the film's 30th anniversary. Christopher Tierney, having originally performed the role of Johnny Castle during the 2015 Toronto engagement, returned to the show during its most recent North American tour and will once again thrill audiences alongside the fast-rising young star Bronwyn Reed as Frances 'Baby' Houseman. Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage is coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County beginning November 29 through December 4, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show! (more...)

BWW TV: Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Sing 'If I Loved You' and More in Rehearsal for CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has highlights of the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti Reprises Role as 'Fake Melania' on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

America's potential next First Lady stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to blame the left-wing media and Billy Bush for recent revelations about her husband's treatment of women. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jonah Hauer-King on Kenneth Branagh and THE ENTERTAINER
by Marianka Swain - Oct 19, 2016

Aged just 21, Jonah Hauer-King has appeared in Punk Rock at Lyric Belfast and is currently making his West End debut in the Kenneth Branagh-starring revival of The Entertainer at Garrick Theatre - all while juggling his university studies. The production plays until 12 November, and will be broadcast in cinemas on 27 October. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Michael Cusumano
by Broadway's Backbone - Oct 19, 2016

In this episode: Broadway's Michael Cusumano won the World's top medal for ballet at the age of 14 in Bulgaria, and at 15 was the youngest company member of ABT. In this episode, Michael talks about his transition from the ballet world to the world of musical theatre, how he confronted male body issues and learned to not hate his body, and says that teaching is what currently fills his heart. He has dealt with bullying and self-doubt, but has made brave decisions about his career because he now follows his inner-voice. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE Wows at the Oncenter Crouse Hinds Theater
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 19, 2016


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VIDEO: Laura Benanti Returns as 'Fake Melania Trump' on LATE SHOW!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 19, 2016

America's potential next First Lady stopped by last night's LATE SHOW to blame the left-wing media and Billy Bush for recent revelations about her husband's treatment of women. (more...)

David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel & More to Salute Bill Murray at Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for Humor
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The program is slated to air on PBS stations as Bill Murray: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize nationwide October 28 at 9 p.m. (check local listings). Artists are subject to change. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/19/2016 - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 19, 2016

Today's big news: Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE opens Off-Broadway tonight! (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Renee Elise Goldsberry Support Hillary Clinton, HAMILTON- Style!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 19, 2016

On Monday night, the biggest names from Broadway and Hollywood took the stage for aHillary Clinton fundraiser- STRONGER TOGETHER. One of the highlights of the event, which took place at New York's St. James Theatre, featured Tony Award winners Lin-Manuel Miranda and his Hamilton co-star Renee Elise Goldsberry, performing a revised election-themed version of the musical's, 'Ten Duel Commandments.' Check out the full performance below! (more...)

Supernatural Thriller THE TERRIBLE TWO Unveils Haunting New Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Orange St Films has debuted a trailer and teaser poster for their new supernatural thriller THE TERRIBLE TWO. (more...)

Tom Ford, Marc Platt & Kenneth Lonergan to Be Honored at the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

dick clark productions announced today that acclaimed new director and established fashion designer Tom Ford will receive this year's 'Hollywood Breakthrough Director Award' for 'Nocturnal Animals,' Academy Award-nominated producer Marc Platt will receive the 'Hollywood Producer Award' (more...)

Arts Theatre to Present FOLLOW THE FAUN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Follow The Faun brings its unique blend of ancient Bacchanalian rite and participatory theatre to the West End's Arts Theatre. Guided by swirling projections and a banging electronic soundtrack, the audience travel through new worlds and dimensions to experience ecstasy, transformation, and a serious attack of the giggles. Dress to dance. Expect to sweat. (more...)

VIDEO: Sarah Jessica Parker & Andrea McArdle Perform 'Tomorrow' at Broadway For Hillary Fundraiser
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

One of the evening's highlights was an epic duet featuring Sarah Jessica Parker and Andrea McArdle, who joined forces to perform the iconic anthem 'Tomorrow' from ANNIE (more...)

Suzanne Vega, Beth Malone, Kenyon Phillips and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running October 19-30, 2016. Scroll down for details, and visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Tony Award Winning Musical SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens This November at The White Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Don't miss your opportunity to see the spectacular Sunset Boulevard, a haunting musical allegory for life in Hollywood, is a rarely-produced Broadway masterpiece with a lush melodic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on the classic Billy Wilder 1950 film, it won seven Tony Awards on Broadway in 1995, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score and Best Actress.  (more...)

Hollywood's Classic Musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes onto Stage at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

What a glorious feeling! This holiday season, Village Theatre brings to the stage one of Hollywood's most beloved classics,Singin' in the Rain. Based on the MGM film, which is widely lauded as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is a faithful adaptation by the original award-winning screenplay team, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with songs by Nacio Herb Brown andArthur Freed. The production will be helmed by much of the same creative team that launched last season's hit musical, Billy Elliot, with Artistic Director Steve Tomkins once again in the director's chair. (more...)

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