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Meet Blue. Happy in his blue world. This is a simple story of what happens one day when color comes into his life. The show introduces the idea of tolerance and understanding in an age appropriate theatrical experience. Blue is filled with lots of fun, humor and whimsy.



De'Wayne Jackson Debuts EP 'Don't Be Afraid' via Interview Magazine
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Flourishes of alt rock stacked against an r&b backbone, and a whisper of emotional aesthetics De'Wayne Jackson's debut EP, “Don't Be Afraid” is a surreal soundscape and experiment from an artist whose musical upbringing is as eclectic as his sound suggests. (more...)

Blue Star Award Winners Announced at Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For the 15th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre has publicly applauded the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students. Last night's 2017 Blue Star Awards Ceremony gave hundreds of area teens an opportunity to perform musical numbers on Starlight's Cohen Community Stage while their teachers, peers, parents and others cheered them from the seats. Many of the students took home Blue Star Awards in recognition of their high school theatrical accomplishments. (more...)

I'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a dynamite world premiere musical starring 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (backstage) extends at Santa Monica Playhouse with added days and dates. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks Out at the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

What would happen if rock-n'-roll legends Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash all got together for one night only to give one of the most epic jam sessions the world has ever known? That's what happens in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, the Tony-winning musical that brings to life this legendary session that occurred on December 4, 1956 at Sun Records Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Sam Phillips, the "Father of Rock 'n' Roll" who was responsible for launching the careers of each icon, brought the four legendary musicians together at the Sun Records studio in Memphis for the first and only time. The resulting evening became known as one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. (more...)

T.K. Blue's 'Amour' Out on Dot Time Records; June Performances Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

T.K. Blue's latest release 'Amour' (May 12 - Dot Time Records) is a musical homage to the time he spent in Paris. 'Amour' is Blue's 11th album as a leader and features a selection of original material mixed with arrangements of jazz classics, including Wayne Shorter's 'Infant Eyes' and John Coltrane's 'Resolution'. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

See SPAMILTON at the Royal George for $35
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Today, the producers of "Spamilton," the critically acclaimed parody of "Hamilton," announced that select tickets to the Chicago production are available for Tuesday and Wednesday evening performances for $35.  The critically hailed production is now playing in an open-ended run at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). (more...)

Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom and More Coming Up This June at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for June 5-June 11, featuring Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom, Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Luxembourg Signal Back With New Track 'Laura Palmer'
by Caryn Robbins - May 26, 2017

With the release of their first single and debut album on Shelflife in 2014, The Luxembourg Signal quickly found a loyal following among fans of dream pop/indie pop music, and received enthusiastic reviews for their pop sensibilities, angelic vocals and lush soundscapes. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 5/29 6/9 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 5/29 6/9, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ashley D. Kelley and More in BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Kirsten Childs, directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scoop: TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC - Saturday, June 17, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on TO TELL THE TRUTH, airing on ABC on Saturday, June 17, 2017! (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Gilbert Baker at Castro Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag (known affectionately as "The Gay Betsy Ross"), which became the international symbol for the LGBT community, died on March 31, 2017 in NYC. (more...)

History Gives Straight-to-Series order to Robert Zemeckis Scripted Drama BLUE BOOK
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

HISTORY(R) has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to the original scripted drama Blue BOOK from A+E Studios, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President, A+E Studios and A+E Networks Portfolio Group. (more...)

Don Barnes to Release Lost Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Singer, songwriter and 38 Special front man Don Barnes cut an album for A&M Records almost 30 years ago during a five-year hiatus from the band he co-founded and continues to lead. (more...)

Savion Glover to Join Broadway In The HOOD Fundraiser at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Broadway in the H.O.O.D is thrilled to announce Tony Award-winner, Savion Glover's return to The Smith Center for their first annual benefit concert, From Broadway With Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On! This awesome evening of entertainment will feature some of the brightest entertainers from across the world that will come together and pay tribute to the greats who paved the way. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE to Take the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

ESPN Opens College Football Season with Best Schedule of Any Network
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

ESPN opens the 2017 college football season with the best schedule of any network, a five-day slate (Aug. 31- Sept. 4) featuring No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 Alabama, the Big Ten's best teams (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

NBC Delays Production of BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE Until 2018
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

NBC has delayed its plan to present BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, starring Jennifer LOPEZ until 2018. The network originally planned to broadcast the live musical around the holiday season. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Lewis Carroll's THE HUNTING OF THE SNARK
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

RGM productions today announces the full cast for the West End premiere of The Hunting of the Snark, a brand-new family musical inspired by the creator of Alice in Wonderland's beloved classic poem. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW - 5/29 - 6/1 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW - 5/29 - 6/1, airing on ABC (more...)

Larry Gatlin Kicks-Off Summer Season at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Headlining the Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 is the classic country praise music of The Blackwood Quartet and the legendary Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. (Concert tickets are $39-$69). This promises to be a night of pure western-styled gospel beauty with the Blackwood's favorite Christian melodies like How Great Thou Art, Put Your Hand In The Hand, The Light House, Amazing Grace, Peace In The Valley, and many other gospel classics. Western great Larry Gatlin (pictured above), the eldest of the three Gatlin Brothers and writer of all their greatest hits including All The Gold In California and Houston, holds some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. His showcase of gospel and Gatlin favorites will open the second set of music that night, following The Blackwood Quartet (pictured left). The duo of headliners will then come together in our stage lights for an extended encore of songs.  This special evening is being sponsored in-part by Lynn & Bruce Morgan and Sandra & David Barrett. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TEMPEST at Houston Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

From tonight, May 25, through June 4, Houston Ballet presents the North American Premiere of David Bintley's magical ballet, The Tempest. In celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Mr. Bintley has created a fantastical production based on The Bard's well-known play. Scroll down for a look at the dancers in action! (more...)

Open Fist's Ambitious GARY PLAYS by Murray Mednick Gets One-Week Extension
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Gary Plays - Extended through June 10: Fans of seminal playwright and Padua Hills Playwrights Festival founder Murray Mednick are in for a treat: Open Fist Theatre Company presents Mednick's entire "The Gary Plays" series in one epic production. Originated by Padua Playwrights and developed in workshops over a two-year period by Open Fist, "The Gary Plays" chronicles the odyssey of unemployed actor Gary Bean in the years following the random murder of his son. An everyman/anti-hero, Gary has been hailed by KCRW as "a sort of L.A. Leopold Bloom." Audiences can choose to follow his journey over the course of three evenings - or view all six plays on a single Sunday. (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP Announces Summer Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Blue Man Group, continuing its open run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted), is heating things up this summer with an expanded performance schedule that will provide audiences with additional opportunities to live in full color this summer. The robust performance calendar includes performances on Memorial Day (May 29), Father's Day (June 18) and Fourth of July. (more...)

Origin Theatre and Bloom's Tavern to Host 4th Annual Immersive BLOOMSDAY BREAKFAST
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

This year's 4th annual immersive Bloomsday Breakfast hosted by Origin Theatre Company and Bloom's Tavern in Midtown on June 16 will feature an expanded version of its juried costume contest and the announcement of a new Irish-American literary prize. (more...)

Showbiz Legend Bill Kenwright Signs Joe Mcelderry For Brand New Album: SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Following his performance on ITV1's Tonight At The Palladium last night, much-loved singer and actor Joe McElderry revealed that he will be releasing a brand new album this summer on Bill Kenwright's record label, BK Records. (more...)

Sturgill Simpson to join Guns N' Roses on Select Stadium Tour Dates this August
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Sturgill Simpson will join Guns N' Roses on select stadium tour dates this August including Denver'sMile High Stadium on August 2, Little Rock's AR War Memorial Stadium on August 5 and Miami'sMarlins Stadium on August 8.  (more...)

'A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' to Be Released 11/3
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On November 3, A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icon's sons to administer their father's catalog and safeguard his legacy. (more...)

Scout Durwood Shares 'Wedding' Video Ahead of Unofficial Start of Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Comedian, singer and actress Scout Durwood recently released Take One Thing Off via Blue Elan Records. (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, June 16, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on Blue BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, June 16, 2017! (more...)

Coventry Musical GODIVA ROCKS to Headline Autumn Season 2017 at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Belgrade Theatre has announced its full line-up for the autumn 2017 season, including the must-see Coventry musical Godiva Rocks making its world premiere on the Main Stage in October, from the creative team behind the smash-hit Coventry Blitz play One Night in November. (more...)

Educational Theatre Association Announce Four Schools Receiving National Grant To Fund Honor Society
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Educational Theatre Association is pleased to announce that four schools will receive grants from the New Troupe Charter Grants program. The program is dedicated to bringing honor and recognition to theatre students in financially challenged communities through access to the International Thespian Society. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 25th, 2017 - THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The new musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR bows tonight at Abingdon! (more...)

Melissa Errico to Put on BROADWAY FIRECRACKER Summer Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway leading lady and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico will return to the Broadway at Birdland Concert Series with 'Broadway Firecracker' on Monday, July 3 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz (315 West 44th Street), bringing this special summer holiday concert to her favorite jazz venue. (more...)

English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester Announce Creative Team for THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester today announce the creative team for their production of Conor McPherson's The Weir.  Adele Thomas directs the production and she is joined by Madeleine Girling as Designer, Lee Curran as Lighting Designer and Richard Hammarton as Composition and Sound Designer, with casting by Ginny Schiller.  (more...)

World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)

Cady Huffman Tapped as Host for Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Two internationally acclaimed dance companies, a celebrated choreographer and a Tony Award-winning host have just been added to the already stellar lineup of Fire Island Dance Festival, which takes the stage July 14-16, 2017, in Fire Island, NY. (more...)

Ron Pope: Billboard Premieres 'Bad For Your Health' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Billboard is premiering Nashville-based independent artist Ron Pope's new video for the track “Bad For Your Health.” Read their interview with him [HERE] and watch/share the video [HERE]. (more...)

Ina Garten Launches BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO on Food Network 5/28
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

In BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO, Ina will help viewers bring their cooking to the next level, by sharing foolproof recipes and tips for delicious food made easy. (more...)

Canada's Largest Ten-Minute Play Festival InspiraTO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

"We had no idea, back in July, when we decided on this year's theme of 'Grow Up' just how relevant the topic would be," says Dominik Loncar, Artistic Director of Theatre InspiraTO, producers of Canada's largest ten-minute play festival.   (more...)

Unilever Ice Cream Sweetens 2017 with New Frozen Treats
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Unilever, the world's largest ice cream company, is introducing 16 new frozen treats in 2017 across five of its brands: Breyers ; Good Humor ; Klondike ; MAGNUM Ice Cream; and Popsicle . New offerings include Breyers first-ever, non-dairy line made with almond milk; a new Simply Popsicle line made with colors and flavors from natural sources and more options that appeal to a variety of tastes and preferences from Good Humor , Klondike and MAGNUM Ice Cream. The new treats are currently available in grocery stores nationwide. (more...)

Mars Chocolate North America And Wrigley Unveil Over 30 New Product Innovations
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

At the National Confectioners Association (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week, industry leaders Mars Chocolate North America and Wrigley will share a unified vision of driving growth for customers through three key areas: product innovations, effective activations and selling strategies. Taking center stage at the trade show are several new flavor extensions to consumers' favorite brands, including: Extra Chewy Mints, 5 Gum Mega Packs, M&M'S Caramel Chocolate Candies, M&M' White Chocolate Candies, Skittles and Starburst Sweet Heat, SNICKERS & Hazelnut Bar and TWIX Dark Chocolate Cookie Bars. (more...)

SOJA Release New Single 'Bad News'; Announce 35+ Date National Amphitheater Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Washington DC-based global stars SOJA have released the new single 'Bad News' today at all digital music services. T (more...)

Award Winning Guitarist Brian Tarquin to Release ORLANDO IN HEAVEN in Support of Pulse Nightclub Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Multi-Emmy award winning guitarist/producer/composer Brian Tarquin presents “Orlando In Heaven”; a very special project featuring an incredible cast of musical virtuosos playing their hearts out for the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida! (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre presents the Return of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Announces Top to Bottom Renovation of 4th Street Home at BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

One of the city's oldest, continuously operating theater companies, La MaMa, celebrated the conclusion of its 55th season, and announced the $15 million renovation of its New York City landmark building at 74 East 4th Street in Manhattan with "Dancing in The Street", a BLOCK PARTY on Saturday, May 20th from 11AM to 4PM. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

John Grimes, The Revival Hour and More Coming Up This June at The Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Revival, Hyde Park's comedy theater, announces its lineup of shows and events playing in June 2017. (more...)

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