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Billy Joel to Perform Record Breaking 39th Show At Madison Square Garden in March
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today the 39th consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Chorus And Dance Manager Jim Meyer Awarded Opera Medal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

At the conclusion of last night's final performance of Verdi's Aida, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented the Company's Chorus and Dance Manager and member of the Opera Chorus, Jim Meyer, with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. (more...)

Paulo Szot, Joyce DiDonato To Join the New York Philharmonic in New Year's Eve Concert, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Tony Award winner and Metropolitan Opera baritone Paulo Szot will join Music Director Alan Gilbert, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato, and the New York Philharmonic for the Orchestra's New Year's Eve celebration, Saturday, December 31, 2016, at 8:00 p.m., an evening of American classics including music by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, and Copland. (more...)

Gilbert Gottfried and Phoebe Robinson Join Eliot Glazer for An Even More Special Haunting Renditions Holiday Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Eliot Glazer is bringing back his iconic show Haunting Renditions Live - this time for 'An Even More Special Haunting Renditions Holiday Show' with special guests Gilbert Gottfried and Phoebe Robinson. The show is December 22 at 8:30pm at The Bell House in Brooklyn, and tickets are $15. (more...)

Bruno Mars, Sting & The Weeknd to Perform on Season Finale of NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Superstar recording artists Bruno Mars, Sting and The Weeknd are all set to perform on the Tuesday, Dec. 13 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

Sneak Peek - New Season of Discovery's ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE Premieres 1/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful Message
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2016

There is one undeniable quality that HAIRSPRAY has retained as it has journeyed from the big screen to the stage, back to the big screen, and now to the small. The infectious excitement and optimism that Tracy Turnblad sings with in the opening number, 'Good Morning Baltimore,' is one of the most magical and important gifts that the musical theatre has given in recent decades. From the moment that the original musical burst onto Broadway in 2002, it has been a literal and figurative rainbow of joy and happiness, and fortunately for the show's legions of fans, directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon, NBC's live adaptation has maintained every delightful ounce of the musical's giddy goodness. (more...)

Classic Ballet CINDERELLA Tells Rags-to-Riches Tale at Parr Hall Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Vienna Festival Ballet's beautiful adaptation of the classic rags to riches story of Cinderella promises to wow the Warrington audience on its spring visit, Sunday 14 May 2017 at Parr Hall, Palmyra Square South, Warrington, WA1 1BL.  (more...)

SWINGIN' BIRDLAND CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for December 19-25, featuring Freddy Cole, Swingin' Birdland Christmas, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano 'Downton Abbey Road: The Best of Britain,' and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

WEST WING Creator Aaron Sorkin to Receive WGAW's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Aaron Sorkin, the Emmy-winning creator of The West Wing and Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The Social Network, is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2017 Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement (more...)

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL to Play Roanoke Children's Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This holiday season, Roanoke Children's Theatre brings a fantastical, magical, musical adventure to the stage with SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL. (more...)

The Umbilical Brothers to Return to NYC with SPEEDMOUSE (RE-SQUEAKED)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Umbilical Brothers return to New York City with Speedmouse (re-squeaked), an updated version of their hit show, Speedmouse, for a four-week run starting February 21, 2017 at Theatre 80.  (more...)

Jonathan Michie Leads A Stunning Ensemble In THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Meet The Cast Of THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING! (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Crystal Gives James Corden Grammy Hosting Tips on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James Corden, set to host the GRAMMY Awards in 2017, asks his guest Billy Crystal, a 3-time host of the show, for some tips and advice as he prepares. (more...)

The Madison Square Garden Company Announces Garden Of Laughs With Performances By Leslie Jones, Sebastian Maniscalco, Tracy Morgan, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company (NYSE: MSG) and The Garden of Dreams Foundation are proud to announce the return of Garden of Laughs Presented By Delta Air Lines - the successful bi-annual all-star comedy benefit. (more...)

Ailey's Five Week Holiday Season Continues
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's five-week engagement at New York City Center continues this week with the world premiere of MacArthur "Genius" Kyle Abraham's Untitled America on Wednesday, December 7th. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Todd Anderson
by Broadway's Backbone - Dec 7, 2016

In this episode: Todd Anderson began is career with Twyla Tharp, made his Broadway debut with Hugh Jackman, and then went on to cover 36 tracks in 4 different companies as Wicked's universal swing. He grew up in Texas in the 80s when being 'different' wasn't always easy. With the mantra of 'I just never thought I couldn't,' he pounded the pavement, dancing with the skill of finding his quiet place to survive the concrete jungle. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAROUSEL Stars Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe Visit the London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe will star for the first time together in the West End as Julie Jordan and Billy Bigelow in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL, the third production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company. Today, Wednesday 7 December 2016, Jenkins and Boe met on stage at the London Coliseum where in April next year they will lead the company in the production. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Marc Almond to Bring Tour to Parr Hall Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Warrington's Parr Hall has been selected as one of just five venues to host an eagerly-anticipated tour by Marc Almond. (more...)

Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Jim Jarmusch's new film GIMME DANGER chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston screens the documentary at its Brown Auditorium Theater on December 9, 10 and 11. BroadwayWorld has photos from the film inside! (more...)

Theatre Royal Presents the Scottish Premiere of THE COMMITMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Scottish premiere of The Commitments will hit all the right notes as it opens on Monday ahead of its three-week run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow. (more...)

This Season's Most Controversial Holiday Card Game -- Santa VS Jesus -- Is Now Available In The States
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016


Cast, Creative Team Complete for RAVENSCROFT at Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Morris Museum and Drew University are proud to announce the cast of their upcoming production of Ravenscroft. (more...)

Winter and Spring Events at Berkshire Theatre Group Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire are excited to announce an exciting variety of musical acts set to perform at The Colonial Theatre this winter and spring. (more...)

Rose Cousins Debuts New Track 'Freedom' from Forthcoming Album
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Natural Conclusion, the forthcoming album by acclaimed singer/songwriter Rose Cousins, is set for release February 3 on her own Old Farm Pony Records. Second single, “Freedom,” is out today and may be streamed and shared HERE. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury Among L.A. Press Club Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

On Sunday, Dec 4th, The LA Press Club gathered to honor their own at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.  Among the honorees were Diane Warren, Chelsea Handler and receiving the Legend Award was the Iconic Angela Lansbury. When asked, whom she would like to present her with this honor, she requested NATAS VP and Daytime Emmy Exec Producer, David Michaels. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes New York's Next Anthony, Matt Doyle!
by Broadwaysted - Dec 6, 2016

This week is an EPIC episode of Broadwaysted with the talented and incredible Matt Doyle! We pour out some whiskey and ginger-ale and chat about Matt's experience in WAR HORSE, our favorite Megamixes, and Matt's love of FLOYD COLLINS. In a full segment of #WhatHaveYouSeenThisWeek, we show some love for A BRONX TALE, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and the tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (and GILMORE GIRLS). (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Smash Hit SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical celebrates one year on Broadway, today, Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The musical began preview performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on November 9, 2015 and officially opened, to rave reviews, on December 6, 2015. (more...)

The Granada Theatre Announces LINER NOTES with Rita Wilson and Friends
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Rita Wilson, the talented actress, film producer, and Broadway star, brings her vocal and songwriting talents to the stage at The Granada Theatre with Liner Notes: Songwriters, Stories and Music, on Saturday March 11, 2017. Special guests Billy Steinberg, Richard Marx and MoZellawill join Wilson for an intimate evening with talented songwriters performing and sharing the stories behind their music. (more...)

Original Director, Star to Reunite for Druid's 20th Anniversary Production of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE at BAM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Druid Theatre will remount Martin McDonagh's sensational, award-winning dark comedy, The Beauty Queen of Leenane, at BAM's Harvey Theater (651 Fulton St.) this winter. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at the New Trailer for the 20th Anniversary Production of RENT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, are delighted to announce the addition of further dates to the tour schedule for the new 20th Anniversary production of Jonathan Larson's ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning musical RENT. (more...)

BWW Review: JEST END, Waterloo East Theatre, 3 December 2016
by Andrew Tomlins - Dec 6, 2016

Jest End has returned to London's Waterloo East Theatre one year on from its most recent run at the venue. Lovingly pointing the finger at the West End's latest shows, best-loved stars and recent hot topics, Jest End is London's answer to off-Broadway sensation Forbidden Broadway. (more...)

THE GREAT COMET Creator Dave Malloy Will Make His Broadway Debut as Pierre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Dave Malloy, creator of the "intoxicatingly good, rapturous" (Isherwood, NY Times) new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will make his Broadway performing debut in the show this spring, stepping into the role of 'Pierre' for 10 performances across May and June 2017. (more...)

FROSTY THE SNOWMAN Thumpity Thumps His Way to CBS 12/10
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Frosty, that “jolly, happy soul” whose old silk hat full of magic has turned him into a musical Christmas legend, once again demonstrates his unique showmanship in FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, the popular animated musical special narrated by Jimmy Durante, to be rebroadcast Saturday, Dec. 10 (9:00-9:31 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Originally broadcast 12/07/69.) (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Post +11% Year-to-Year Audience Increase
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the nation's #1 Sunday morning news program, posted an +11% year-to-year audience increase, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Sean Hayes as 'Mr. Pinky' & More HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Images
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

NBC has released new images from the highly anticipated broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, including a first look at Sean Hayes as Mr. Pinky - check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD at Denver Center
by Chris Arneson - Dec 6, 2016

If you're in the mood for church but you're looking for something that actually makes sense, An Act of God might be right up your alley. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Washington Stage Guild
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 5, 2016


Comcast NBCUniversal to Offer Viewing Experience for Those with Visual Disabilities During National Broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Following last year's successful effort to add video description services to NBC's musical production The Wiz Live!, Comcast NBCUniversal will continue its commitment to accessible programming by offering video description with NBC's national broadcast of Hairspray Live! on December 7 at 8pm. (more...)

STRANGER THINGS, WESTWORLD Among 2017 WGA TV Nominations; Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio, and promotional writing during 2016. (more...)

Box Factory Hosts DJ Dance Party in Celebration of New Vinyl Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Grammy-winning engineer/producer, Dave Carlock, announces a DJ dance party in celebration of The Rain Dogs' anticipated premium, 180g vinyl release of their new album, "Roses", on Saturday, December 17th, hosted by The Box Factory For The Arts, 1101 Broad St., St. Joseph, MI. The red carpet celebration will include a live auction for charity, all-inclusive multi-floor/multi-generation DJ dance party courtesy of Center Line Music DJs, gourmet pizza hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Silver Beach Pizza, and shuttle service to auxiliary parking for attendees courtesy of Signature Toyota. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Firehouse Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Come be a part of a live 1940's studio audience, as an ensemble of actors bring dozens of characters to life on the radio - to tell the story of George Bailey in this beloved American holiday classic!  It's A Wonderful Life the Radio Play directed by Derek Whitener (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Billy Elliot) and Musical direction and original composition by Scott A. Eckert.  (more...)

Merrimack Hall to Present an Evening with The Woodpickers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Merrimack Hall is excited to announce hometown musicians, The WoodPickers will be performing on Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Scoop: NEW GIRL on FOX - Today, December 6, 2016
by - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on NEW GIRL, airing on FOX on today, December 6, 2016! (more...)

'80s Heart-Throb Jason Donovan Heads to Parr Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

There are now only a few tickets left to see '80s heart-throb and star of the stage Jason Donovan perform at Parr Hall. (more...)

DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE Expands New Year's Countdown to New Orleans
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017 marks the continued expansion of the iconic annual New Year's Eve tradition with coverage from New Orleans, Louisiana in its first-ever Central Time Zone countdown. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Annette Bening & David Rockwell Honored at New York Stage and Film Gala
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 5, 2016

New York Stage and Film just held its annual Winter Gala honoring two titans of the entertainment industry: four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and famed architect and Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designer David Rockwell. (more...)

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