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CBS Announces Premiere Dates for RANSOM, DOUBT, TRAINING DAY & More
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

CBS today announced several winter and spring scheduling moves, including the series premieres of RANSOM, TRAINING DAY and DOUBT. (more...)

'Calling' by Label Boss DJ Licious Out Now on SHOMI Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Currently riding a wave of underground success with his track 'Calling', Belgian House DJ/producer DJ Licious is gearing up for the records global push via his imprint SHOMI Records. (more...)

BWW TV: The Ensemble Company of Broadway-Bound JITNEY Meets the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza's 'Summer Friday' Isn't Without Its Ups and Downs on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Nov 30, 2016

So, apparently… while we're finishing up our turkey leftovers, prepping for a visit from the big man with the bag, and above all, bracing for snow… it's bright and shiny summer in the YOUNGER-verse. But while the weather outside may not be frightful… it's not quite all fun in the sun for Liza and Kelsey, who find themselves in hot water after a deal to secure Colin's manuscript goes rather awry. Ruh roh.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Sneak Peek: Bravo to Premiere New Scripted Series IMPOSTERS, 2/7
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Bravo Media sets the premiere date for its new original, scripted series IMPOSTERS (previously announced as 'My So Called Wife'), debuting Tuesday, February 7 at 10pm (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW 11/29 - 12/2 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Nov 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW 11/29 - 12/2, airing on ABC (more...)

BWW Interview: Liv Rooth
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 29, 2016

Liv Rooth is back in Connecticut! (more...)

BWW Interview: Director/Choreographer Dana Solimando on RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL
by Bob Rizzo - Nov 29, 2016

Director/Choreographer Dana Solimando discusses adapting RUDOLPH, the iconic television special, for the stage. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 29, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a big musical revival to starry panto and Matthew Bourne's latest, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)

BWW TV: Take a Trip to Belmont Avenue with Highlights from A BRONX TALE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 28, 2016

A Bronx Tale opens on Broadway Thursday, December 1, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. (more...)

IDT Corporation to Report First Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

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National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic Co-production of JANE EYRE at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The National Theatre will be touring Sally Cookson's energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece Jane Eyre from April to September 2017 with a week-long stop at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 5-Saturday 10 June. (more...)

A Place for Global Theatre Artists and Storytellers to Convene and Develop New Work
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Four stories of family, gender, female empowerment and migration comprise the projects supported by Sundance Institute's Theatre Program at its two-week Lab at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), taking place December 4-18. Dedicated to the creation and development of new musical theatre work, the Lab's projects are cast individually, rehearsed daily and benefit from concentrated, uninterrupted time and resources. (more...)

BWW Review: The Alley Thinks We Need a Little Christmas. They're Right.
by Gary Laird - Nov 26, 2016

It's hokey. It's manipulative. It's just plain corny. And it's the spirit of the season. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon & Jonathan Groff Sing HAMILTON's 'You'll Be Back'
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Jimmy Fallon decided to teach guest Jonathan Groff, who popularized the song as King George III in Broadway's HAMILTON, the proper breathing techniques for singing the song. (more...)

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE FUNDAMENTALS Takes A Cheeky, Entertaining Stab at Corporate Culture
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 25, 2016

Erika Sheffer's witty and laugh-out-loud funny new play THE FUNDAMENTALS paints a bleak portrait of corporate culture within the New York location of a fictitious major hotel chain. Sheffer sets the tongue-in-cheek tone from the initial moments of the play, which opens with an overly polished film emphasizing the staff's important role in optimizing the guest experience. This hilarious, dry wit also extends to the natural and biting dialogue. (more...)

The Museum Of The City Of New York Announces Permanent Exhibition, NY AT ITS CORE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The Museum of the City of New York presents its greatly anticipated permanent exhibition New York at Its Core. Five years in the making, New York at Its Core is the first-ever museum show to comprehensively interpret and present the compelling story of New York's rise from a striving Dutch village to today's "Capital of the World," a preeminent global city now facing the future in a changing world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A BRONX TALE on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

A Bronx Tale opens on Broadway Thursday, December 1, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niroand four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo,began performances on Thursday, November 3. (more...)

Review Roundup: Denzel Washington, Viola Davis Star in FENCES Film
by Movies News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reprise their roles in a big screen adaptation of August Wilson's 1983 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play FENCES. Washington directs the film, hitting theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th from Paramount Studios. (more...)

Gadfly Offers Holiday Entertainment Alternatives
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

If you're looking for something queer, Pagan, or just plain "not Christmas" this December as an antidote to the cornucopia of Santa hats and live Nativities this winter, look no further than Gadfly's own headquarters, The Fox Egg Gallery on December 17th and 18th. Gadfly and its long-term non-monogamous partner The Fox Egg Gallery manage to fit something for everyone into two meaningful nights of community and connection. (more...)

53% of Employees Are Using Time at Work to Shop Online, Increase From Last Year, Finds Annual CareerBuilder Survey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Sonus Festival Marks 5th Birthday with an Unforgettable Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Five days and five nights to mark five years; party with Apollonia, Chris Liebing, Jackmaster, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Monika Kruse, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Rodhad, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, Tale Of Us, The Martinez Brothers and more!   (more...)

VIDEO: FOX Shares All-New Promo for New Series APB, Starring Justin Kirk
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Below, watch an all-new promo for APB, premiering Feb. 6, 9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX! The new series stars Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Justin Kirk.  (more...)

Nicolas Cage Thriller DOG EAT DOG Coming to DVD & Blu-ray This December
by Movies News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

RLJE will release DOG EAT DOG on Dec. 27, 2016 on Blu-ray for an SRP of $29.97 and on DVD for an SRP of $29.96. (more...)

Harry Connick Jr.'s THE HAPPY ELF to Sprinkle Magic on the SCERA Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Even though Robinne Booth had never seen "The Happy Elf" before SCERA Center for the Arts asked her to direct the musical, she knew that with a musical score by Harry Connick, Jr., it was bound to be good. (more...)

CEOs of Build-A-Bear Workshop to Be Featured on New Episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS, 12/21
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The eighth season of UNDERCOVER Boss kicks off with two new back-to-back episodes, Wednesday, Dec. 21 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

New Thriller by Best-Selling Author Bernard F. Conners is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

LATHAM, N.Y., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Bernard F. Conners, former publisher of the Paris Review and past FBI agent, has authored a new work of literary fiction released today entitled Upper East Side Girl. Published by British American Publishing, Upper East Side Girl is a captivating novella of love and literary intrigue set in Manhattan's high society. (more...)

BWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in Manassas
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 6, 2016

Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the quartet of seasonal spectres - if these characters are back in action, it must mean A CHRISTMAS CAROL has returned to spread humbug and cheer in the Kellar Family Theatre in Manassas. The resident community theatre at the Center for the Arts, Rooftop Productions, is offering their annual revival of the Dickens classic to delight audiences young and old. As a matter of fact, at the Sunday matinee I attended, there were nearly as many youngsters as grown-ups, which is a wonderful thing to see at a live theatre event. (more...)

JITNEY Helmer Ruben Santiago-Hudson Will Be Honored in Harlem This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

First Corinthian Baptist Church Dream Center in association with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, HARLEM WEEK, Harlem Arts Alliance New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions on Wednesday, December 7 at 7PM at Harlem Hospital's Mural Pavilion, 136th Street and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Avenue) presents An Evening with Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Celebrating the Broadway directorial debut of August Wilson's Jitney, opening January 19, 2017. (more...)

Burt Young Stars in World Premiere Comedy THE LAST VIG at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Academy Award-nominated actor Burt Young (Rocky, Chinatown, The Pope of Greenwich Village) takes on the role of an aging mob Boss in a new comedy written and directed by David Varriale. The world premiere of The Last Vig will open Jan. 14 at the Zephyr Theatre on Melrose for a six-week run. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Dec 5, 2016

This is a highly exuberant and top quality production. (more...)

Susan Egan Weighs in on HAMILTON Controversy in Response to Larry O'Connor
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Following the curtain speech made by the Broadway cast of Hamilton to Vice President-elect Mike Pence that took over the Internet, the resultant aftermath included an article from Hot Air writer Larry O'Connor (formally known by the alias 'Stage Right') titled 'And this is why I was a closeted conservative when I worked on Broadway' (sic). (more...)

BWW Review: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, THE MUSICAL at MSG Shines Bright for Theatergoers
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 3, 2016

It's holiday magic for all. Now through December 18th, The Theatre at Madison Square Garden is presenting a delightful production that is guaranteed to please children and adults alike, 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Takes Opening Night Bows on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Review: Nick Cordero Leads Robert De Niro/Jerry Zaks-Directed A BRONX TALE To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2016

When the new musical based on Chazz Palminteri's autobiographical solo play, A BRONX TALE had its world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this year, it boasted a solid first act, a terrific star performance by Nick Cordero, an Alan Menken/Glenn Slater song that every Sinatra-styled saloon singer will want to grab. It also featured some of those traditional second act problems that often plague new musicals looking for a Broadway home. (more...)

BWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-Wixson
by Shari Barrett - Dec 2, 2016

Surely most theatre folks have seen productions of the fabulous musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, making the show the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway, based on the original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the 1967 Universal Pictures film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, the current production directed by Anne Gesling for the Y.E.S. Youth/Teen Program at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is just as good as many adult production I have seen, given the cast's talent, Gesling's spot-on fast-paced direction and fabulous 1920's costuming, Daniel Koh's musical direction creating wonderful cast harmonies, and creative choreography by Lauren Blair. (more...)

The Educational Power of Live Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

"I've always been a little bit of a ham," says David Ostergaard, Emmy-award winning owner and CEO of Bright Star Touring Theatre, on one of the nation's largest providers of theatrical performances for schools, libraries and theaters. (more...)

BuggedOut! Presents Andy C Next Saturday at Margate's Dreamland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Next Saturday 10th December will see the iconic DnB producer Andy C takeover Margate's Dreamland for onenight only, with support from scene stalwarts Mampi Swift, Kronical and much more. With tickets starting fromjust £19.50 and coaches running to and from London, there's no excuse not to catch Andy playing all night long in one of the UK's quirkiest venues.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Arrives on Broadway... and They Like It!
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Richard Ridge Chats with Heidi Blickenstaff, Terrence Mann, and More on the Red Carpet of A BRONX TALE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was live on the red carpet at the opening night of A BRONX TALE. See who he got to chat with below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Takes the Beef & Boards Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' timeless classic about redemption against all odds, comes to the Beef & Boards stage starting Dec. 3. This one-hour production features traditional carols and is on stage for just 10 performances through Dec. 19. (more...)

Scoop: THE GREAT OUTDOORS - Series Premiere on CBS - Thursday, December 22, 2016
by - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GREAT OUTDOORS - Series Premiere, airing on CBS on Thursday, December 22, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: THE GREAT OUTDOORS on CBS - Thursday, December 15, 2016
by - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GREAT OUTDOORS, airing on CBS on Thursday, December 15, 2016! (more...)

NBC Names Six New Boardroom Advisors for New Season of THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Six additional boardroom advisors will join THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE Boss Arnold Schwarzenegger for the new Los Angeles-based season kicking off on Monday, Jan. 2 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) on NBC. (more...)

Review Roundup: A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL Opens on Broadway!
by Review Roundups - Dec 1, 2016

A BRONX TALE opens on Broadway tonight, December 1, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3 and features a cast of 30 including Tony-nominee, Nick Cordero and 'Hamilton' alumn, Ariana DeBose. (more...)

Drizly Brings Home Alcohol Delivery To Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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