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BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2017
by - Jun 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, and his 2004 film adaptation Finding Neverland. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Norma Surrenders - SUNSET BOULEVARD Takes Final Broadway Bow
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2017

SUNSET BOULEVARD plays its final performance on Broadway today, Sunday, June 25. The production, which marked the triumphant return of Glenn Close to the role of Norma Desmond, will have played a total of 145 performances. Originally scheduled as a limited run through May 28th, Sunset Boulevard extended through June 25. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/24/2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/24/2017. (more...)

Insight Theatre Company Presents ON GOLDEN POND Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Insight Theatre Company continues its 10th season with On Golden Pond. On Golden Pond had its Broadway appearance in 1979. (more...)

Michael Jackson Death Hoax Documentary Airs on FilmOn 6/25
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

FilmOn TV, part of Hologram USA Networks, announced today it will air a pair of rare but important Michael Jackson documentaries on its FOTV Channel on the anniversary of the announcement of the superstar's death. (more...)

Second Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an added second show of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

Kat Pace Releases 'Back Home' with Lead Single 'Revenge'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Songstress Kat Pace is a hometown Philly girl who writes with empathy, earnestness, poetic elegance, and dashes of quirkiness. Her previous release was reminiscent of a post piano-pop decade Sara Bareilles, but in 2017 she's exploring a whole new sound. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Dean Cain Returns as Host of MASTERS OF ILLUSION Season 4, Premiering on The CW 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, will return for a fourth season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Boston Court Announces 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Boston Court, Pasadena's Intimate Home for the Performing Arts, today announced the full details of its 13th annual New Play Reading Festival. Curated by Literary Manager Emilie Beck, in concert with Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, the New Play Reading Festival is a key component of Boston Court's commitment to nurturing playwrights and new work, and continues the company's core mission of developing and programming works that are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK to Welcome New Class of Rockers This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will welcome five new cast members to the class on Monday, July 31, 2017. Rocking their way to Broadway will be Zachary Zwelling as 'Zack' the guitarist, Levi Buksbazen as 'Freddy' the drummer, John Allyn as 'Billy' the stylist, Gabrielle Greene as 'Shonelle' the back-up singer, and Cory Leventhal as 'James.' (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Blues Master SaRon Crenshaw To Release New Album 'Drivin'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Legendary blues guitarist and singer SaRon Crenshaw will release is first studio album, a two disc set featuring ten extended tracks, on OneTrickDog* Records on July 18th . (more...)

Melissa Errico, Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars and More Coming Up Over July 4th at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 3-July 9, featuring Django Reinhardt NY Festival All Stars with Special Guest Vocalist Veronica Swift, Sean Harkness & Will Galison, Alemay Fernandez Featuring Shawn Letts, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashley Gilmour Talks MISS SAIGON Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2017

Ashley Gilmour's previous work includes Link Larkin in Hairspray and the ensemble of the original revival cast of Miss Saigon. Now, he's graduated to playing Chris in the UK and Ireland tour of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical, which begins at Curve Leicester on 1 July. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, July 14, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 14, 2017! (more...)

Cenenaryt Stage Company Announces SUMMER JAMFEST with DRIVE: A TRIBUTE TO THE CARS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's annual Summer Jamfest series returns to the Lackland Performing Arts Center on Saturday, July 15 at 8pm with the timeless music of Drive: A Tribute to the Cars.  Thrilling the tri-state area and beyond for years, this six-person band from Bethpage, New York is dedicated to producing accurate recreations of classic songs from the 80's decade while highlighting a special tribute and authentic recreation of the music of The Cars.    (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Joel Fan Makes Historically Accurate 'We Didn't Start the Fire' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

With over 100 historical references, Billy Joel's 1980's classic tune 'We Didn't Start the Fire' is considered by many to be a musical lesson in modern American history. Yet according to one Joel fan, the video which was made to go along with the song fell short in historical accuracy. (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and Copenhagen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,' returns to Paris, Basel, several German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 - September 10. (more...)

BWW Review: Transcendence Theatre's BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS Presents Another Stellar Openin'
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 22, 2017

"Every day is a new beginning," wrote Artistic Director Amy Miller, who opened the production with passionate, inspiring words as Transcendence Theatre presented 'Another Openin' Another Show' at Jack London State Historic Park.  The incredibly talented and diverse cast comprised of Broadway and Hollywood stars gathered together on one stage to share their magical journey through gorgeous song and dance under the breathtaking canopy of moonlit skies. (more...)

'GREAT COMET', COME FROM AWAY and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Receive AEA's Excellence in Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Actors' Equity Association today named The Great Comet, Come From Away and A Doll's House Part 2 the co-recipients of the Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award for the 2016-17 theatrical season. (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, July 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 15, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, July 8, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 8, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Thursday, June 8, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 8, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, July 1, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 1, 2017! (more...)

A COUNTRY NIGHT IN NASHVILLE to Bring Honky Tonk to Parr Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Country music fans are in for a treat this November when Parr Hall hosts A Country Night in Nashville. (more...)

X Factor Star Matt Cardle Makes Special Appearance at Two Rewind Festivals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

X Factor 2010 winner Matt Cardle will make a very special appearance at both Rewind Scotland and Rewind North this summer, joining The Trevor Horn Band during their set at Rewind Scotland at Scone Place in Perthshire on Saturday 22nd July, 2017 and Rewind North at Capesthorne Hall on Saturday 5th August, 2017. (more...)

360 Collins: A New Food Hub is Opening in the Heart of Melbourne's CBD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

A welcome new addition to Melbourne's cosmopolitan culinary scene, 360 Collins is opening seven in-demand eateries for city workers with a recent multi-million dollar extension of the 360 Collins site, linking Collins Street to a bustling section of Little Collins Street between Elizabeth and Queen Streets. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Josh Gad, Chadwick Boseman Star in New Drama MARSHALL
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The new motion picture, MARSHALL, is the true story of his greatest challenge in those early days - a fight he fought alongside attorney Sam Friedman (Josh Gad), a young lawyer with no experience in criminal law (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Jane Lynch Joins Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Night of Music and Laughs at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

TV star Jane Lynch brings her unique blend of comedy, music and storytelling to a one-night-only experience, "Jane Lynch Sings the Great American Songbook (plus one Guatemalan love song)," with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on Friday, July 7 at 8 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Global Marketplace Leader Concierge Auctions Set To Auction 27 Luxury Properties In June/July, Most Selling Without Reserve; Firm Unveils 7 New Properties In Lineup As Bi
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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The GRAMMY Museum to Expand Exhibit on Punk Rock Band X
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum has announced its plans to expand the forthcoming exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of seminal L.A. punk rock band X. (more...)

BWW Review: JOSEPH at DE All State Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Jun 22, 2017

The 10th anniversary production of DE All State Theatre JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is staged at the sumptuous Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall School. (more...)

Choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans to Create New Work for Verb Ballets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

It is with great excitement that Verb Ballets hosts guest choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans in-studio from June 26-30, 2017. (more...)

Plays from Neil LaBute, Alan Zweibel and More Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2017 at 59E59
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome Throughline Artists with SUMMER SHORTS 2017, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 11th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2017 begins on Friday, July 21 and runs through Saturday, September 2. (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for FAME 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Actors Fund - the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition - has announced the complete cast and creative team for their upcoming "FAME" 35th Anniversary Reunion Concert, to be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A one-night-only celebration of the music and memories that made the series "FAME" a worldwide phenomenon, this landmark reunion marks the first US concert by the cast since 1985. Tickets are now on sale at www.actorsfund.org/Fame. (more...)

Critically Acclaimed New Play NEXT FALL Comes to Melbourne This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Boyslikeme is proud to bring to Melbourne the Tony Award nominated play NEXT FALL. (more...)

BWW Interview: PRiMA Theatre Benefit Event Starring Billy Porter
by Christy Brooks - Jun 21, 2017

The 2017 PRiMA Theatre Benefit Concert July 14th and 15th, featuring Broadway Star, Billy Porter., in Lancaster, PA (more...)

Scoop: REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, June 23, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO, airing on Friday, June 23, 2017! (more...)

AVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Tony Award winning and coming of age musical comedy, Avenue Q, will celebrate NYC PRIDE WEEKEND by donating $25 for every ticket purchased to Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.  (more...)

Newcomer Michael Tyler Named Featured Artist For Both CMT's SUMMER OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Dierks Bentley's No. 1 Platinum-selling smash “Somewhere On a Beach”, Jason Aldean's “Laid Back” and “First Time Again” (featuring Kelsea Ballerini) and three songs from the LOCASH's album The Fighters, all have one thing in common – all are songs co-written by Reviver Records newcomer Michael Tyler (MT). (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Bares Goes Back to School at Strip U!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. (more...)

Update: Broadway League Threatens Lawsuits Against Campaigning Casting Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. After weeks of campaigning for healthcare and other benefits, The Teamsters Local 817 has reportedly received threatening letters from the Broadway League. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias and Austin Hand
by Chris Arneson - Jun 21, 2017

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Austin Hand) and Actress (Elleon Dobias) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. (more...)

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