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Casting Announced for Las Vegas' Sexiest New Smash: MAGIC MIKE LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The search is over! Following a nationwide man-hunt, casting for the highly-anticipated production, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is now finalized. Inspired by the ever-popular Magic Mike film franchise and conceived by the film's star Channing Tatum, MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS will feature 13 of the hottest and most talented males from around the country. Preview performances for the sizzling production will begin on Thursday, March 30 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino inside of the mythic Club Domina. The show will celebrate its official opening night on Friday, April 21. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Announces Second Extension of PIANO MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Due to popular demand, FST announces the second extension of Piano Men through April 15 in the Goldstein Cabaret. This hit revue celebrates the virtuosity and elegance of artists such as Elton John, Billy Joel, and Barry Manilow. (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse Presents East Bay Premiere of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Berkeley Playhouse continues their ninth season of professional theater for family audiences with the East Bay premiere of Elton John's Tony Award-winning musical, Billy Elliot the Musical. The company's first staging of the musical adaptation of the 2000 hit film includes thirty actors under the age of fifteen in two separate casts working alongside a company of professional adult actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: FULLER HOUSE's Juan Pablo Di Pace Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Juan Pablo Di Pace -- perhaps best known for his role as Fernando in the NETFLIX original series 'Fuller House' - just made his Feinstein's/54 Below debut on February 21 & 22 in 'An Evening with Juan Pablo Di Pace.' The internationally-acclaimed one-man show, which he wrote and produced, traces Di Pace's rise to stardom through songs, stories and humor. Di Pace was accompanied by music director Charlie Alterman. BroadwayWorld has photos of him onstage below! (more...)

Cast All Aboard for ANYTHING GOES at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and the original 1934 production ran for over a year. The show is coming to Musicals Tonight!, March 14-26, and the full cast has just been announced. (more...)

Musical Weekend Brings Classic Sounds to Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Warrington will boogie the night away this March as two fantastic music events come to Parr Hall. (more...)

Gasp! will Return to the Tampa Museum of Art for a Fourth Year on March 31st
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Creative Loafing's fourth annual Gasp!, presented by Tampa International Airport, is a performing arts event like no other -  a kaleidoscopic circus of theater, dance, music, spoken word, visual art, soundscapes, cabaret and more at the Tampa Museum of Art on Friday, March 31st, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  (more...)

Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone, Karen Mason and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for March 6-March 12, featuring Gary Burton and Mokoto Ozone Duets, Karen Mason, Eric Comstock, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Gardell Knows More Than A Little About Elvis
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'Mike and Molly' star Billy Gardell discussed growing up with an Elvis-obsessed dad, and now he's playing The King's manager in CMT's 'Sun Records.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Connecticut Repertory Theatre Begins Performances of WAITING FOR LEFTY and SEVERANCE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present "Waiting for Lefty", which will be the first play directed by new Artistic Director Michael Bradford.  "Waiting for Lefty" will be paired with "Severance", a new one-act play by Levi Alpert.  Performances will be held in the Nafe Katter Theatre from February 23rd through March 5th 2017. (more...)

Ron Fassler and Joanna Gleason are UP IN THE CHEAP SEATS at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actor-writer Ron Fassler for the launching of his new book Up in the Cheap Seats: A Historical Memoir of Broadway, February 27th at 5:00pm. The event is free to the public and will be followed by a signing. He will be joined by Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods) for a discussion. Copies of the book, published by Griffith Moon Publishing, will be available for purchase ($29.95).  (more...)

BWW Review: Magical FINDING NEVERLAND at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2017

To say that the musical version of Finding Neverland is a real charmer is an understatement. The book by James Graham retains all of the sweetness of the 2004 film and adds on a delightful theatricality for the stage that just will not quit. One surprising element is the musical score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy that includes some wonderfully poignant and moving ballads. With sweeping direction by Diane Paulus and a dynamite cast this national touring production is bound to please just about everyone, the young and the young at heart. It plays at the Hollywood Pantages through March 12. (more...)

ON THE ROYAL ROAD, WORLD VOICES, Tadashi Suzuki and More Slated for Segal Center's 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, located at The Graduate Center, CUNY, announces its Spring 2017 season of free public programs. The season features free public programs, welcoming and celebrating contemporary theatre and performing artists from around the world. (more...)

Billy Joel to Perform Record Breaking 43rd Show at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today the unprecedented 43rd consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel on July 5, 2017. The July show is part of his residency at The World's Most Famous Arena which began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show per month at The Garden as part of the Spectrum Concert Series. The July show will be Joel's 89th all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Official Prologue to Sci-Fi Thriller ALIEN: COVENANT
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Below, see the official prologue to ALIEN: COVENANT that was just teased during LEGION on FX! (more...)

OSTC's Family Fun Fest Continues with PIRATE SCHOOL! 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

America's premier family-friendly pirate show, Pirate School!, comes to Ocean State Theatre for one performance only as part of Ocean State Theatre Company's Family Fun Fest on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11:00 am. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Friends of Celts To Present The First Annual Arizona International Celtic Music and Microbrew Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Party like an Irishman by jigging on down to the 1st Annual Arizona International Celtic Music & Microbrew Festival to be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12, 2017 in The Backyard at the Arizona State Fairgrounds, 1826 West McDowell Road and 17th Avenue (please enter the Fairgrounds at West Monte Vista Road and 19th Avenue), Phoenix, AZ  85007 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily.  (more...)

Natalie Douglas, Joe Iconis, Molly Pope, SPAMILTON and More Among 2017 MAC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) has announced the 2017 MAC Award nominees. (more...)

Rachel Grimes to Bring THE WAY FORTH to The Kentucky Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Kentucky Center presents RACHEL GRIMES: THE WAY FORTH at the Bombard Theatre on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Philadelphia Orchestra and Director Yannick Announce 2017-18 Season - Tosca, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin and President and CEO Allison Vulgamore today released The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2017-18 season. Nezet-Seguin begins his sixth season in Philadelphia with a commitment to lead the world-renowned ensemble through at least 2025-26, continuing a relationship between music director and musicians that has garnered praise around the globe. (more...)

Cast Assemble To Officially Launch The European Premiere Of War-Time Gay Love Story
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????The full cast of Yank! assembled yesterday at Hope Mill Theatre to give a special show taster for the official press launch of Yank! this morning. (more...)

Martin Scorsese to Present Chaplin Award to Robert De Niro This May
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will present the 44th Chaplin Award to honoree Robert De Niro on Monday, May 8, 2017. The pair have worked together on eight films, beginning with Mean Streets in 1973. (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, February 24, 2017
by TV Scoop - Feb 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO, airing on Friday, February 24, 2017! (more...)

Alec Baldwin-Hosted SNL Delivers the Show's Most-Watched Telecast in Eight Years
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has delivered its most-watched telecast in “live plus seven day” Nielsens in more than eight years. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Adam Kantor and More Sign on for Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY, a celebration of all that's new and exciting on the Great White Way, returns for its second installment, March 27 - April 2. This year's theme is 'The Art of Collaboration,' spotlighting the alchemy that turns music, book, choreography, and staging into theatrical magic. (more...)

Village Theatre Reaches Historic 20,000 Season Subscribers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Village Theatre is thrilled to announce that it has reached an important milestone: 20,000 Season Subscribers - the highest in the history of the organization. This achievement marks a continued trend of steady growth in audience participation and budget size over the past decade, and is a testament to the thriving, dedicated network of arts enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces March Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret continues its acclaimed series at the Venetian Room at Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill) with two special shows in March-one a tribute to cabaret as a distinctive art form, and the other a return engagement for two of the most popular Bay Area Cabaret artists. On March 5 at 5:00 pm, A Cabaret Spectacular will celebrate the art of cabaret performance featuring some of the finest cabaret performers from across the nation. Then on March 26 at 7:30 pm, world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and Broadway soprano Jessica Molaskey, return to the Bay Area Cabaret stage with their brand new hit show from Cafe Carlyle in New York. Tickets for both shows at www.bayareacabaret.org or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

Additional Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne's Production of THE RED SHOES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted to announce further UK dates for the World Premiere tour of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Enchantment abounds as the season continues with the Bay Area Premiere of Marc Norman, Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall's effervescent romance, Shakespeare in Love, coming to MTC this holiday season. In the Elizabethan era, when women are forbidden to become actors, what's a stage-struck lady to do? Lady Viola de Lesseps adores plays, especially those by a young writer named Will Shakespeare, but can only look on longingly as men and boys perform them. Will, meanwhile, has his own struggles: his inspiration fled, his debts and unwritten commissions piling up…until he meets an unknown young player named Thomas Kent, who speaks his words as he's always dreamed they'd be spoken, and a beautiful woman named Viola, who could be just the muse he needs. Under the direction of MTC artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this stage adaptation of the beloved film finds its true essence: a love letter to the power of theatre and the imagination. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre presents THE KID FROM BROOKLYN: THE DANNY KAYE STORY
by Carol Kassie - Feb 21, 2017

Stage Door Theatre will present The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story, from February 24 though April 9 in the larger of their two theatres.    (more...)

LOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

BWW Preview: IT GETS BETTER Uses Theatre, Music, Dance to Open Dialogue About LGBTQ Youth at The Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Feb 21, 2017

On March 24, 2017, The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents it gets better in Ferguson Hall at 7:30 p.m. it gets better is a timely and moving musical theatre experience by The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA), in collaboration with the It Gets Better Project and Speak Theater Arts. (more...)

Marina's Menu: National Margarita Day Recipe by Andrea Correale
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 21, 2017

Check out this fantastic Avocado Margarita Recipe by Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs. It's great for National Margarita Day on February 22nd or whenever you want to mix up a fantastic drink that is sure to please and impress. (more...)

Photo Flash: Centenary Stage Co. presents THE SURROGATE CONTINUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Winner of the 2016 Susan Glaspell Award and finalist in the prestigious 2016 O'Neil National Playwrights Conference, Emmy Award Winner Patricia Cotter's brand new comedy The Surrogate, continues its World Premiere run now through March 5 at Centenary Stage Company's Lackland Performing Arts Center (LPAC). (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Would Pen OSCAR Opening Number But Has No Interest in Hosting!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the star reveals that one gig you won't see him taking on is hosting the Oscars. (more...)

BWW TV: Go K-ra-zy for Them! Watch Highlights of Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes & More in CRAZY FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 20, 2017

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

The Dublin Legends Tour Kicks Off on St. Patrick's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

In 2012 The Dubliners celebrated 50 years on the road but following the sudden death of founding member Barney McKenna and John Sheehan's' decision to retire it was agreed that The Dubliners, as a touring band, would come to an end and THE DUBLIN LEGENDS were born. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL to Visit Birmingham on First Ever UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The winner of 10 Tony and 5 Olivier Awards, Billy Elliot the Musical will be at Birmingham Hippodrome for the first time ever from Tue 7 Mar - Sat 29 Apr 2017. Seen by almost 11 million people worldwide, Billy Elliot the Musical is set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/85 miners' strike and follows Billy's journey from boxing to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside MCP's 25th Anniversary Concert of CRAZY FOR YOU!
by Walter McBride - Feb 20, 2017

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) presented the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

'Moonlight', 'People vs. OJ' Among Winners of 2107 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the 2017 Writers Guild Awards winners for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation (more...)

Acclaimed Production BACKGROUND BOY Returns to The Butterfly Club for Limited Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Legendary multi award-winning singer songwriter John Thorn returns to the Butterfly Club with his acclaimed show 'Background Boy'. A hit of the 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Background Boy showcases John's talents as composer/singer/pianist and raconteur with a delightful collection of original songs in the tradition of Randy Newman, Hoagy Carmichael and Blossom Dearie. (more...)

BWW Review: Siobhan O'Loughlin Plunges Into Politics and Psychology in BROKEN BONE BATHTUB
by Victoria Ordin - Feb 20, 2017

When it comes to theater, there's immersive and there's immersive. Siobhan O'Loughlin's BROKEN BONE BATHTUB is immersive in a literal sense: the Brooklyn-based playwright sits in a bathtub full of bubbles as she tells the story of her most severe bicycle accident, though the play is really about the existential crisis triggered by the collision in Grand Army Plaza. (more...)

BWW Review: Maiesha McQueen Delivers Transcendent Performance in Ethel Waters Portrait HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Feb 20, 2017

This Portland theatre season has been delightfully packed with stories about incredible women who have overcome seemingly impossible odds. They've all been stunning, but we've hit a new high with Portland Center Stage's HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW, a biographical portrait of African American stage and screen performer Ethel Waters. (more...)

Celebrate National Margarita Day This Wednesday with Recipes by Celebrity Caterer Andrea Correale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This National Margarita Day (Wednesday, February 22nd), spice up your hump day with a refreshing cold one frozen or on the rocks - because let's be honest, who couldn't use a reason to drink Tequila in the middle of the work week?! Celebrity caterer Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs has created four fun and refreshing Margarita recipes that will have you singing ole this Wednesday. (more...)

The Surrogate at Centenary Stage-A Hilarious New Play and a Must-See
by Katherine Reardon - Feb 20, 2017

'The Surrogate,' written by Patricia Cotter and directed by Shelley Delaney is now being presented at the Centenary Stage Company through March 5th. This World Premiere play is a thoughtful, yet hilarious twist on the contemporary family. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Press Preview of CRAZY FOR YOU
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2017

This weekend Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) will present the 25th Anniversary concert performance of Gershwin's Tony Award-winning musical comedy Crazy for You, on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. BroadwayWorld was there for a preview with the company and you can go inside the special day below! (more...)

John Pizzarelli, Michael Mott and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 27-March 5, including John Pizzarelli Trio, Michael Mott & Friends, Charlto & the John di Martino Trio, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED to Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Jim Henson Company Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Brian Henson invites you to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Hollywood premiere of Puppet Up! - Uncensored, on Saturday, March 11th, 2017, at 6pm and 9pm. (more...)

Panic! Productions present Two Works by John Patrick Shanley
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Panic! Productions, in association with Theatre 68, present John Patrick Shanley's Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and the world premiere of Shanley's new one-act play, POISON, opening March 9th – April 2nd at Theatre 68, located at 5112 Lankershim Blvd. No. Hollywood, CA., 91601. Tickets for both shows on sale at:  www.plays411.com/danny  (more...)

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