THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

'The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)' is officially out everywhere today via Atlantic Records, and as a treat to fans, you can stream Demi Lovato's fantastic new cover of Gloria Gaynor's indelible classic 'I Will Survive' (more...)

TexARTS Sets 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The music of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, those fabulous girl groups of the 50's and 60's and an Aaron Sorkin courtroom drama will light up the TexARTS Kam and James Morris Theatre during the 2016 - 2017 Professional Series.  (more...)

Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary and More to Lead CINDERELLA at the London Palladium, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led byPaul O'Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.  (more...)

Ken Stott, Reece Shearsmith and Griff Rhys Jones in West End Productions of THE DRESSER and THE MISER
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Director Sean Foley, who has recently enjoyed sell-out success adapting and directing The Painkiller in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company season of Plays at the Garrick will, starting this autumn, under producer Mark Goucher, direct two new productions in the West End. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

Geary Company Advertising Campaign for Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau Earns Top Honors at Mississippi Governor's Conference on Tourism
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Patricia Hodge, Steven Pacey and More in Chichester Festival Theatre's TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT
by Roy Tan - May 2, 2016

Retired bank manager Henry Pulling is happy alone with his dahlias. Until, at his mother's funeral, he meets his only living relative, the decidedly bohemian Aunt Augusta. After she's rattled the family skeletons, she suggests the pair flee to Europe. Henry is reluctant, but Aunt Augusta is nothing if not persuasive. (more...)

BWW Interview: JUDY COLLINS for RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE and THE KATE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

In Europe any day now and in Connecticut in June. (more...)

Stiles and Drewe Announce 'The Wicker Husband' as Winner of Inaugural MTI Mentorship Award
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2016

Olivier Award-winning writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe today announce the winners of their newly-expanded Stiles and Drewe Prize 2016. Now in its 9th year, the Stiles + Drewe Prize for Best New Song is joined by their first-ever Mentorship Award, supported by Music Theatre International (Europe). (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Clyde Alves & More Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 45th Season, which includes Disney's "Beauty and the Beast," Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!," "Jesus Christ Superstar," and the regional premieres of "Nice Work If You Can Get It" and "Mamma Mia!"   (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, THE BLUEST EYE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and More Headed to Guthrie Theater in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Artistic Director Joseph Haj just announced his inaugural mainstage season with The Guthrie Theater. (more...)

Young-Adult Fantasy Novel DARK STALLIONS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

YREKA, Calif., March 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ The YA Fantasy 'DARK STALLIONS Legend of the Centaurians' is the first work of fiction by author William E. Simpson II, who began writing this fantasy trilogy in January of 2015, and is being released on March 15 th 2016 and is available for pre-order at AMAZON. (more...)

Cast Announced for Frontier Theatre Productions' THE LOVERS OF VIORNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Today Frontier Theatre Productions announces the full cast for its first production of Marguerite Duras' The Lovers of Viorne in a translation by Barbara Bray, opening on 4 May, with a preview on 3 May, and running until 21 May.  James Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell (Claire), Kevin Trainor (Interrogator) and Martin Turner (Pierre Lannes). (more...)

Legacy to Release Deluxe 3CD/1DVD Box Set 'The Highwaymen Live - American Outlaws'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Legacy is proud to announce the upcoming release of The Highwaymen Live - American Outlaws, a deluxe new 3CD/1DVD (or 3CD/1 Blu-ray) box set of concert performancesincluding a previously unreleased complete concert on CD and DVD (or Blu-ray)from country music's legendary first 'supergroup,' on Friday, May 20. (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, March 24, 2016
by Robert Gould - Mar 25, 2016

Robert Gould reviews the Simon Greiff-helmed revue of Stiles and Drewe songs, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, at Cardiff's Sherman Theatre for BWW. (more...)

Freya Barker Releases Contemporary Romance Novel, CRUEL WATER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Author Freya Barker is pleased to announce the release of her new contemporary romance novel, Cruel Water. This is the second book in her Portland, ME series. Innocence marked her... Violation crippled her... Love left her raw... The life she carefully rebuilt is challenged when she is confronted with the sins from her past. The carefully applied protection is at once ripped away, leaving her exposed and vulnerable. Her single night of indulgence with the silver-eyed stranger is only the beginning. He sees right to the heart of her and she is unable to ward off emotions that have been deeply buried. With the sting of betrayal still fresh in her soul, she's surprised to find herself opening up to the honest integrity of the sharp-eyed, rough-looking biker. When he lost everyone who mattered, he was left without roots and learned to be content simply living in the moment. Completely unprepared for the feisty blonde bartender with old pain marring her clear-Blue Eyes, he questions his own rules of detachment, as she unwittingly finds a way under his skin. Appearances deceive and when the masks fall away, revealing deep, dark secrets, there is nothing left but to hang onto each other and survive the storm. **Due to content of a sexually explicit nature, this book is recommended for a mature audience only.** Book Details: Cruel Water Portland, ME, novels Book 2 By Freya Barker Publisher: Freya Barker Published: March 3, 2016 ISBN: 978-0994951427 ASIN: B01AKPA23O Pages: 388 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Women's Fiction About The Author: Freya Barker inspires with her stories about 'real' people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy. A recipient of the RomCon 'Reader's Choice' Award for best first book, 'Slim To None,' Freya has since published eight books. She continues to spin story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention! Contact Information: Freya Barker Email: freyabarker.writes (at) gmail.com Website: http://freyabarker.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/freya_barker Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FreyaBarkerWriter (more...)

Frontier Theatre Productions Announces First Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Frontier Theatre Productions' Artistic Director James Roose-Evans today announces the company's first show - a production of Marguerite Duras's The Lovers Of Viorne which runs from 3 - 21 May at The Theatre Room, Frontier's new 55 seat chamber theatre in their headquarters at 6 Frederick's Place.  Roose-Evans directs Charlotte Cornwell as Claire with full casting to be announced shortly.  (more...)

New Young-Adult Fantasy Novel by William E. Simpson II is Released
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

'Dark Stallions - Legend of the Centaurians' is the first work of YA fantasy by author William E. Simpson II and is being released on March 15, 2016. (more...)

Steve Tyrell to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Following a sold-out engagement in April 2015, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes back Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell. (more...)

Steve Tyrell Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Following a sold-out engagement in April 2015, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes back Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, for four performances only: Thursday, March 10 (8 p.m.); Friday, March 11 (8 p.m.); Saturday, March 12 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, March 13 (3 p.m.). (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Announces New UK Tour; Set to Play at King's Theatre Glasgow, April 26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow will return in 2016, playing at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 26 until Saturday 30 April as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

First Look at Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater in END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The first images were released today of Lisa Maxwell, Gary Wilmot and Sam Attwater rehearsing for hit West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow, touring the UK in a brand new production from February. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present SOUNDS OF SINATRA, 2/18-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre pays homage to the greatest singer of all with Steven Maglio's Sounds of Sinatra on February 18-21.  Performances are Thursday, February 18 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM; Friday, February 19 at 8:00 PM; Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM; and Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 PM.  Tickets start at $32, with discounts for students, groups and military personnel.  Tickets are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the box office at 215-785-0100.  Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe Street in Bristol, PA. (more...)

BWW Review: Burbage Theatre Company's Excellent HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE
by Andria Tieman - Jan 19, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA JUNE is the only full length play by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., based on his novel of the same name.  Like many Vonnegut works, it captures beautifully the absurdity of life, death and senseless violence all while making you laugh so hard you worry you'll hurt yourself.  Burbage Theatre Company has taken this under-utilized gem and shined it up perfectly.  Though the play takes place in 1970, it's shocking to note how well it holds up, especially when acted and directed so well. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for UK Tour of CHICAGO - Sophie Carmen-Jones, Neil Ditt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, which opens a national tour at the New Theatre Oxford on Friday 12 February 2016. Joining the previously announced John Partridge as Billy Flynn, Hayley Tamaddon as Roxie Hart and Sam Bailey as Mama Morton will be Sophie Carmen-Jones as Velma Kelly, Neil Ditt as Amos Hart and A.D. Richardson as Mary Sunshine. Tour schedule below with further dates to be announced. www.chicagotour.co.uk (more...)

New Young Adult Fiction Book BLU is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The year 2014 closed with discussions around the globe regarding changes on the international adoption scene. For example, China recently extended its one-child rule to two, which is expected to impact the number of children available for adoption from China. And China is only one of a number of countries that are reexamining their guidelines for sending children to homes overseas. Policy change going forward, however, doesn't alter the fact that the US is already home to hundreds of thousands of children adopted internationally-mostly from China. (more...)

A Tribute to the World's Greatest Entertainer Sinatra & Friends - Zum 100. Geburtstag von Frank Sinatra
by Marcel Konrath - Feb 9, 2016

Als Hommage an diesen einzigartigen Entertainer veranstaltet die Semmel Concerts GmbH eine Tournee, die die Stimme Sinatras und seine frechen Freunde Dean Martin und Sammy Davis Junior, genannt „The Rat Pack' zuruck auf die Theaterbuhnen bringt. Ein Abend voller unvergessener, immer aktueller und immer wieder neu interpretierter Musik: Mit Songs wie „My Way', „Mr. Bojangles', „New York', „That´s Amore' entfuhren Stephen Triffitt (Frank Sinatra), Mark Adams (Dean Martin) und George Daniel Long (Sammy Davis Jr.), begleitet von einer 9-kopfigen Band und drei wundervollen Sangerinnen ins Las Vegas der 60ger Jahre. (more...)

Stiles + Drewe Launch New Mentorship Award for Musical Theatre Writers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Olivier Award-winning writing duo George Stiles and Anthony Drewe today announce they are to offer an annual award to help support and develop new musical theatre writing in the UK. For its first three years, the award will be fully funded by the world's leading theatrical licensing agency Music Theatre International (MTI), to coincide with the opening of its European office in London, Music Theatre International (Europe). (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)


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THE BLUEST EYE Continues Through March 13 at Pittsburgh Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company continues its 2015-2016 season with THE BLUEST EYE, the heart wrenching story of a young girl named Pecola growing up in the 1940s who wishes to be anyone other than herself because of the difficulty and hardship she faces in her daily life. (more...)

Marcus Goldhaber to Bring Sinatra Centennial Celebration to Milford
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Direct from "Broadway's supper club," 54 Below, acclaimed NYC jazz vocalist-songwriter and two-time 2015 Best Male Vocalist nominee MARCUS GOLDHABER hosts a SINATRA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION in the Connecticut debut of his new show, "FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET," at MILFORD ARTS COUNCIL CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Milford, CT on SATURDAY, MARCH 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maxwell, Wilmot, Attwater In END OF THE RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

First images are released today of End of the Rainbow, which opens at the Mercury Theatre, Colchester this Thursday ahead of a 5-month UK Tour. The production features Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland, Gary Wilmot as Anthony and Sam Attwater as Mickey. (more...)

Marcus Goldhaber to Celebrate Sinatra in FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET in Milford
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Direct from 'Broadway's supper club,' 54 Below, acclaimed NYC jazz vocalist-songwriter and two-time 2015 Best Male Vocalist nominee Marcus Goldhaber hosts a Sinatra Centennial Celebration in the Connecticut debut of his new show, 'FREE & EASY: LIVIN' ON SWING STREET,' at Milford Arts Council Center for the Arts in Milford, CT on Saturday, March 5. (more...)

Lisa Maxwell to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW at Belgrade Coventry Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

?A hit in the West End and on Broadway, End of the Rainbow makes its awaited return to the stage, playing at the Belgrade Theatre Coventry from Tues 23 to Sat 27 Feb as part of a major new UK tour, starring Lisa Maxwell as Judy Garland. (more...)

Barratt, Fearn, Hoiles & More To Perform At SNAPPY TITLE: MAKING HISTORY at The Pheasantry, February 21
by Robert Gould - Feb 11, 2016

BWW reports on the charity concert, Snappy Title: Making History at The Pheasantry on February 21 in aid of MyAware (the Myasthenia Gravis Association). (more...)

Full Cast Set for Mercury Theatre Colchester's UK Premiere of CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Artistic Director of Mercury Theatre Colchester Daniel Buckroyd today announces the full company for the UK regional premiere production of Bruce Norris' acclaimed play Clybourne Park which opens at the company's home base ahead of a national tour - Ben Deery (Karl / Steve), Dan Gaisford(Kenneth), Rebecca Manley (Bev / Kathy), Rebecca Oldfield (Betsey / Lindsey), Gloria Onitiri (Francine / Lena), Wole Sawyerr (Albert / Kevin), William Troughton (Jim / Tom) and Mark Womack (Dan / Russ). The production opens on 15 April as part of the Made in Colchester Season, with previews from 8 April and runs until 23 April. It is the first time the production will be seen in the UK outside of London. (more...)

The Downstairs Cabaret Announces 14 Shows as Part of 2016 Winter Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Downstairs Cabaret is thrilled to announce 14 shows as part of its 2016 Winter Program, including several regional premieres, performing through the 3rd week in March. (more...)

Tracey Birdsall to Lead Supernatural Thriller DANCE OF THE BLUE TATTOO
by Movies News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Award winning actress Tracey Birdsall (The Young & The Restless, Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter) has been cast opposite The Blacklist's Harry Lennix in DANCE OF THE BLUE TATTOO. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Is Queen Helena Killing Her Rival? on Next THE ROYALS
by - Dec 28, 2015

Is Queen Helena guilty of killing her rival? The truth cuts deep on an all-new episode of THE ROYALS, airing Sunday at 10|9c on E! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY
by Michael Dale - Dec 16, 2015

A bit of Johnny Mercer's 'Something's Gotta Give' in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth. (more...)

BWW Interview: He Can't Be Stopped! Josh Segarra Opens Up About ON YOUR FEET!, TRAINWRECK and Life Before Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 15, 2015

Even if you have not yet made it to the Marquis Theatre, chances are that you have still seen Josh Segarra in action this year. Television fans might know him as lovable goofball Bill Cepeda from USA's Sirens or as Justin Voight from NBC's Chicago P.D. Or maybe you caught him starring alongside comedy It-Girl Amy Schumer in her Golden Globe-nominated mega-hit, Trainwreck. Now he's busy making this Broadway season spicer, starring as Emilio Estefan in the hit new musical On Your Feet!. This is far from Josh's first go at New York theater (he has previously starred in such shows as LYSISTRATA JONES and DOGFIGHT), but it's certainly his first major role in the Broadway spotlight. He just checked in with BroadwayWorld about what's been going on at the Marquis since opening night, how he is handling the extra leading man pressure, and why his 2015 was truly epic. (more...)

BWW Review: Tom & Mickey Host SINATRA 100 HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 13, 2015

New York personalities, style icons and real estate 'superbrokers,' Tom Postillo & Mickey Conlon hosted 'The Sinatra 100 Holiday Spectacular.' (more...)

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra to Pay Tribute to Sinatra at Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to present 'The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra: A Tribute to Sinatra at 100' on Sunday, April 24, at 3 p.m. (more...)

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Out 5/6
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Atlantic Records has announced its release of 'The Angry Birds Movie (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)'due everywhere on Friday, May 6 th. The Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment 3D animated comedyThe Angry Birds Moviearrives in theatres nationwide on Friday, May 20 th. (more...)

BWW Review: MARIE ANTOINETTE - History with a Modern Twist and Potential Relevance at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Apr 27, 2016

The subject of David Adjmi's play, MARIE ANTOINETTE, was a delicate beauty, with gray-Blue Eyes and ash-blond hair, who following the Seven Years War, was used by her scheming mother, Empress Maria Theresa, to cement an alliance between Austria and France by arranging a marriage to Louis-Auguste. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patricia Hodge In Stiles And Drewe's TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT
by Roy Tan - Apr 26, 2016

Retired bank manager Henry Pulling is happy alone with his dahlias until he meets his decidedly bohemian Aunt Augusta who, having rattled the family skeletons, persuades the reluctant Henry to flee to Europe. He finds himself in a luxurious whirl through Paris and Istanbul and on to South America; but alongside the romance and first-class thrills, there's a lot Henry doesn't know about his aunt - particularly why she has so many grateful men dotted around the globe. (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Musical Might Hit Broadway if Former Group 'Got Along'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

A Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young musical might just hit the Great White Way - if the former group could get along. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Apr 11, 2016

If you want to know the 'cut to the chase' review, it's: Go. See. This. Show. You can skip to the end to find the details about dates, times and ticket acquisition. (more...)

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