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Blast! is a Broadway production created by James Mason for Cook Group Incorporated, the director and organization formerly operating the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps. It was the 2001 Winner of the Tony Award for "Best Special Theatrical Event" and also won the 2001 Emmy Award for "Best Choreography".


SMTC Presents Another Exciting Evening of Cabaret - Oct 14 @ 7:30PM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

?Scottsdale Musical Theater Company'S cabaret series returns with a powerouse trio and special guests - for one night only, on Friday 14 October 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: Let Them Entertain You as GYPSY Opens at Washington County Playhouse
by Johnna Leary - Sep 9, 2016

"Everything's Coming Up Roses" as Gypsy debuts this Saturday at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater! The ultimate book and backstage musical displays one of the most infamous "stage mothers" in musical theater while providing the back story and origins to one of the most famous burlesque artists, Gypsy Rose Lee. (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces PEPPA PIG'S BIG SPLASH LIVE! Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced Peppa Pig's Big Splash Live!, Peppa's first North American theatre tour, will visit Santa Rosa on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. By popular demand, 40 additional cities have been added to the Peppa Pig's Big Splash Live! tour schedule for 2017, including coast-to-coast stops from Anaheim and Oakland to Newark and many more. In addition, the hit live show will make an exciting visit north of the border for the very first time with stops in major Canadian cities, including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The new tour dates will give fans throughout North America one last chance to seePeppa Pig live on stage during this final leg of the Peppa Pig's Big Splash tour. (more...)

The Factory Theater Announces Opening Night for ZOMBIE BROADS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

This Fall, The Factory Theater will open its second season at its home in Rogers Park with the world premiere comedy Zombie Broads. (more...)

Esprit Orchestra's 2016-17 Season to Feature World Premieres and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Esprit Orchestra celebrates Canadian contemporary music in an international context throughout its upcoming 2016/17 Subscription Concert Series. (more...)

MavenHut Launches Dustin Lynch Solitaire Mobile App
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Irish gaming company MavenHut has partnered with country music singer and songwriter Dustin Lynch to create the Dustin Lynch Solitaire mobile app, a one-of-a-kind gaming experience now available for download (more...)

Peppa The Pig Comes to NJPAC!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

 Peppa Pig's Big Splash, Peppa's first North American theatre tour resumes on September 14 and will visit NJPAC on Thursday, April 27, 2017. By popular demand, 40 additional cities have been added to the tour schedule for 2017, including coast-to-coast stops from Anaheim and Oakland to Newark and many more. In addition, the hit live show will make an exciting visit north of the border for the very first time with stops in major Canadian cities, including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. The new tour dates will give fans throughout North America one last chance to see Peppa Pig live on stage during this final leg of the Peppa Pig's Big Splash tour. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings U.S. audiences their first look a London hit with the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created byDavid Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jimmy Osmond Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Show Business with 'Moon River & Me' Concert Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Celebrating 50 years in show business, Jimmy Osmond, the youngest sibling of the world renowned Osmonds, has announced an international concert tour, “Moon River & Me,” which pays tribute to the songs and legacy of music legend Andy Williams. (more...)

2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Extends Off-Broadway; Alexis Cruz Joins Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, have announced the extention of 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON starring Kathryn Luce Garfunkel and KINGDOM OF EARTH. Both plays are directed by Marilyn Fried and will run now through October 1st. (more...)

Just When You Thought Pumpkin Spice Couldn't Get Any Better - Captain Morgan Jack-O'Blast Has Arrived
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

ON A SHIP, SOON TO DOCK - Rum lovers and pumpkin spice fanatics, get your glasses ready! Your obsession with pumpkin is no longer limited to the standard pumpkin beer and pumpkin spiced lattes this season. Captain Morgan is here to fill the void with chilled pumpkin spiced flavored shots. Prepare yourself for an epic fall season with CAPTAIN MORGAN Jack-O'Blast Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum, the first pumpkin spiced rum offering to ever hit shelves. (more...)

BWW Review: Flying V's BE AWESOME: A THEATRICAL MIXTAPE OF THE 90s
by Roger Catlin - Sep 28, 2016

Music streaming services allow kids these days to put together digital playlists for every mood or activity. (more...)

Scoop: Disney XD October 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Sep 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on Disney XD October 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER at Theatre Three
by Kyle Christopher West - Sep 28, 2016

No matter what year you were born, you've probably teased your hair and belted out every word to 'Livin' On A Prayer,' or 'Don't Stop Believing' at some point in your life. The 1980's are celebrated as a never-ending pop music party that everyone seems to remember fondly - including the younger generation who wasn't even around for it! When Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore fell in love onscreen in the 80's-themed 1998 film THE WEDDING SINGER, a comedic classic was born, eventually becoming inspiration to a Broadway musical of the same name in 2006. Although the stage version never quite captured audiences or critics like the movie did (perhaps they were 'Too Shy' to pay $111.25 for the blast-from-the-past?), the show was overall well received by audiences. Now, Dallas' theatre-in-the-round, Theatre Three, brings the 'Me decade' to the stage in THE WEDDING SINGER and providing a lot of upbeat, fluffy fun. (more...)

BWW Review: Chris Dwan Channels His Inner Child in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Sep 27, 2016

At one point during WASTE OF SPACE, Chris Dwan began singing the lyric 'We're connected in our own sort of universe' again and again. That line came from an original track, 'All I Know,' co-written with Ross Baum. Making his New York City solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 6, Dwan did create his own sort of the universe, but the connections remained a bit unclear. (more...)

BWW Blog: Caroline Meredith - Movin' Too Fast at GUYS AND DOLLS
by Guest Blogger: Caroline Meredith - Sep 26, 2016

It's been three weeks since the first rehearsal of Guys and Dolls at the Orange County School of the Arts, and things are moving along quite quickly! This year is OCSA's 30th Anniversary Celebration, which entails extra concerts, master classes, and special events for much of the cast, so we are working frantically to get the show done before our schedules get any crazier. (more...)

BWW Preview: TCC's CURATE SHAKESPEARE: AS YOU LIKE IT a Witty Delight
by Trevor Durham - Sep 26, 2016

Director Jacob Harrelson is delivering a smart, intelligent farce sure to be a smash. (more...)

BWW Profiles: ODD SQUAD LIVE Tour in Stamford
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Sep 26, 2016

ODD SQUAD starts 2016-2017 tour at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Ready to Rock! ROCK OF AGES Debuts at Apollo Civic Theater
by Johnna Leary - Sep 23, 2016

'Don't Stop Believin' ' and get ready to rock this weekend as the area premiere of Rock of Ages debuts at the Apollo Civic Theater! (more...)

The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!
by Tory Gates - Sep 23, 2016

“The blues will always be alive, the blues doesn't need our help.' -- Bill Wax, host of 'Roots and Fruits,' WPFW Radio, Washington, DC (more...)

Xtreme Scare Park, Three Horrifying Haunted Attractions Totalling Over 20,000 Sqft, To Take Place At Xtreme Action Park This Halloween Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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Hull Unveils Theatre and Performance Programme for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Hull UK City of Culture 2017, details of which are announced today, is a 365 day programme of cultural events and creativity inspired by the city and told to the world. Divided into four seasons, this national celebration draws on the distinctive spirit of the city and the artists, writers, directors, musicians, revolutionaries and thinkers that have made such a significant contribution to the development of art and ideas. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Preview: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Comes to the Triangle
by Taryn Oesch - Sep 21, 2016

The 20th anniversary tour of Rent plays at the Durham Performing Arts Center October 11-16. (more...)

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Blends Genders and Genres of Theatre at Trustus This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

It's time to do the Time Warp again as The Rocky Horror Show, written by Richard O'Brien and directed by Scott Blanks, returns to Trustus from October 7-November 5. (more...)

Ariana Grande Teams With Brookstone to Release Her Own Wireless Cat Ear Headphones; Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Innovative product developer and specialty retailer Brookstone announced that it will release limited edition Ariana Grande Cat Ear Wireless Headphones. (more...)

UMCU Endows New Arts Adventures Program with $1.5 Million Gift to UMS & UMMA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) has invested $1.5 million to create the University of Michigan Credit Union Arts Adventures Program at the University Musical Society(UMS) and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). The gift ensures that UMS and UMMA will provide thousands of Southeast Michigan community members and U-M students and faculty with extraordinary access to a diverse array of arts offerings including performances by world-renowned artists, hands-on art making workshops, and engaging events each year. (more...)

The Depot Players Present A Monstrous Musical Comedy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Depot Players are winding down their 36th Season with Mel Brook's comic masterpiece, Young Frankenstein the Musical, opening September 29..  The musical is based on the 1974 film of the same title starring the late Gene Wilder.  Brooks' musical pays homage to all the familiar jokes and characters from the film. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY's West Coast Debut at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Underbelly Announces Edinburgh's Programme for Christmas 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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BWW Interview: Nikki Snelson and Peter Thoresen on YES Academy ASEAN and the Talents of ASEAN Broadway Hopefuls
by Albertus Raynaldi - Sep 19, 2016

BWW Interview: Nikki Snelson and Peter Thoresen on YES Academy Asean and the Talents of ASEAN Broadway Hopefuls (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 18, 2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/17/2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 17, 2016
by - Sep 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BBC America to Debut New Original Series DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, 10/22
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

An eight-part series penned by Max Landis (American Ultra, Chronicle), DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY, adapted from the wildly popular novels by Douglas Adams ('The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'), premieres Saturday, October 22 at 9/8c on BBC AMERICA. (more...)

Amazon Prime Video Launches New Original Series THE GRAND TOUR, 11/18
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Amazon has announced the highly anticipated launch date of the new Amazon Original series THE GRAND TOUR with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. New episodes will be released weekly on Amazon Prime Video, every Friday beginning November 18 (more...)

BWW Blog: Hannah Seewald - Interview With Ayodele Casel: A Shuffle Ball GAME-Changer
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Seewald - Sep 16, 2016

Who comes to mind when I think of a talented, intelligent and influential person? Ayodele Casel. This powerhouse tap dancer, actor and teacher has broken boundaries and shown how an interest can help you discover a talent and even transform into a lifestyle and career. (more...)

PEPPA PIG LIVE! Comes to Fox Cities This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

 Peppa Pig's Big Splash, Peppa's first North American theater tour, will stop at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at 5 p.m.          (more...)

Amazon Prime Video to Launch the Highly Anticipated New Series The Grand Tour on Friday, November 18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Kim Gambino and Polly Adams Cast for Reading of LIFE AND OTHER DISASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Polly Adams (Ensemble Studio Theatre founding member and recently seen as Frau Schmidt in The Radicalization of Rolfe, NY Fringe) has been cast in the role of Martha, and Kim Gambino (Bug by Tracy Letts) has been cast in the role of Brooke, for a reading of a comedy LIFE & OTHER DISASTERS by Julie Richardson on September 19, 7pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center as part of the 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES. (more...)

Carolrhoda Books Releases Seven New Titles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This fall, meet a talking doll in a haunted house, follow a football phenom as he navigates freshman year, save a town from invading blueberry muffins with Chico Bon Bon the monkey, and more in seven new titles from Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group! (more...)

For the 3rd Year in a Row, Outdoor Tech Appears on the Inc. 5000 List
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

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Tonya Pinkins and Jay Armstrong Johnson Join 2016 TRU Love Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 TRU Love Benefit, Embracing the Unlimited: A Celebration of Inclusion in the Arts, and an initial lineup of top performers for the event have been announced. (more...)

BWW Review: LUCKY STIFF: Loosey-goosey Fun For All
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 13, 2016

Stoneham Theatre has a lively hit on its hands with the Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty 1980s musical murder mystery farce, LUCKY STIFF. The rom-com romp stars young company alum Andrew Barbato, with direction by Caitlin Lowans, choreography by Ilyse Robbins, and music direction by Bethany Aiken. It's a madcap journey to Monte Carlo with a rich, dead uncle, mistaken identity, slamming doors, romance, and great songs. (more...)

Naked Empire Bouffon Company Presents DO WHAT YOU LOVE & YOU FUCKING EARNED IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

DO WHAT YOU LOVE and YOU FUCKING EARNED IT. Naked Empire Bouffon Company is pulling out all the stops to celebrate you with the premiere of two plays in two hours. Two searing satires extolling the virtues of hard working Americans like you who make class privilege and economic imperialism feel so damn good. Featuring in-your-face physical comedy, sing-a-long jingles, puppets, outrageous costumes, and an anything-goes relationship with the audience, there will be plenty of dazzle to distract you from the moral of the story. (more...)

The Depot Players Present YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

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BWW Blog: Meggie Cansler - The Final Weekend
by Guest Blogger: Meggie Cansler - Sep 12, 2016

It's the final weekend of Broadway Under the Stars for 2016! Let's check in with Transcendence Artist Meggie Cansler... (more...)

BWW Interview: Rock Dreams Come True for Scott A. Cook in TheatreWorks Florida's ROCK OF AGES
by Kimberly Moy - Sep 12, 2016

Music and theater come together in TheatreWorks Florida's latest production ROCK OF AGES. This show promises to be a rock concert and feel good American story. Director, choreographer, and TheatreWorks Florida's artistic producer, Scott A. Cook takes a few moments out of his busy rehearsal schedule to answer BroadwayWorld Orlando's questions. (more...)

AIR Worldwide Expands Its Terrorism Model Globally
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/10/2016
by - Sep 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/10/2016. (more...)

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