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Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning WHITE CHRISTMAS Returns to the Pantages for One Week Only
by Don Grigware - Nov 30, 2016

White Christmas, always a treat on film (1954), creates a unique and refreshing glow on stage. The original Broadway and touring productions - the first national tour played the Pantages in 2005 - were gloriously directed by Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Randy Skinner, who turned the second act opener 'I Love a Piano' into one of the most inventive and lively tap sequences ever. Now in a short tour and directed and choreographed by Skinner, White Christmas The Musical finally returns to the Pantages but only for a week, through December 4. This is a sparkling production with terrifically paced staging and superior choreography by Skinner and a sturdy acting ensemble which includes the presence of  the delightfully funny Lorna Luft as Martha Watson. Yes, it's a frothy concoction and weak on plot, but so heartwarming and... with the spectacular Irving Berlin tunes, who cares? Run to get tickets while they are available! (more...)

Code.org Hour of Code Dec. 5-11: Stratford School's 8th Graders to Mentor Preschoolers In Virtual Classroom Storytelling/Coding Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

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Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

Tom Wilson, 'Biff' from BACK TO THE FUTURE, to Appear at World Comic Con New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Tom Wilson, who portrayed notorious bully 'Biff Tannen' in the Back to the Future trilogy, will make his first fan convention appearance in nearly 15 years when he attends Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Saturday and Sunday, January 7-8, 2017, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. (more...)

YoungArts Kicks Off Miami Art Week with Opening Festivities
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Last night, on Tuesday, November 29th, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) kicked off its Miami Art Week programming with the debut of two visual arts exhibitions: When We Were Young, which features rarely seen contemporary masterworks from the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection paired with newly created works by YoungArts Visual Arts alumni; and Roots, an immersive, site-specific installation of new work by Cuban-American artist Jose Parla.  (more...)

It's a Pirate's Life in AARGH! at Beck Center Youth Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Beck Center Youth Theater continues their 2016-2017 season with the world premiere production of AARGH! December 9-11 and 16-18, 2016 in the Studio Theater. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Derek Klena, and More in New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Artists Striving to End Poverty announces that its most festive holiday celebration, the Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, will take place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. (more...)

Derek Hough & Ne-Yo Join Judge's Table on NBC's WORLD OF DANCE
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

World renown dancer and two-time Emmy Award winner Derek Hough, who is set to co-star in the Dec. 7 production of “Hairspray Live!,” and NE-YO have been added as judges on NBC's new dance competition series WORLD OF DANCE. (more...)

Frost & Sullivan: Demand for security Intelligence and analytics grows, driven by the need to build cyber resiliency of critical infrastructure
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

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SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

The Addams Family Are Coming to King's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY when the musical comedy arrives in Glasgow in October 2017. (more...)

Space 55 Presents NIGHT OF THE CHICKEN: THE CURSE OF THE CRUSTY CLAW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

When a science experiment gone wrong first turned Andrea (Andi) Hafferton into a teenage werechicken, she thought she had it pretty bad. Now, three episodes later, things are even worse! Andi is forced to give a disastrous pep rally speech, Taco Tuesday gets cancelled, and someone lays an egg and blames it on her! Meanwhile, she still has to keep everyone at Ronald Reagan Junior High from discovering her monstrous secret.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan "knee whack" ice skating scandal. With book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, direction and choreography by Jon Martinez and musical direction by Aaron Benham, TONYA AND NANCY will play November 26 - December 30, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Sponsors Revealed for NBC's THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, Premiering This January
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Twelve world-class brands will be featured when NBC's THE NEW CELEBRITY APPRENTICE kicks off Monday, Jan. 2 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with twice-elected California governor, international movie superstar and successful businessman Arnold Schwarzenegger reigning over the boardroom. (more...)

HBO to Premiere Documentary RISKY DRINKING, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This holiday season, HBO and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism present RISKY DRINKING, which challenges viewers to recognize when their drinking may be putting them at risk and offers information that could help millions of Americans lead healthier lives. (more...)

Retter Entertainment presents JINGLE JAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (more...)

Justin Sayre Celebrates New Comedy CD THE GAY AGENDA at UnCabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will celebrate Sayre's debut comed album "The Gay Agenda" with a  special night at UNCABARET at Au Lac (710 West First Street, LA 90012) on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Digital Payments Power Growth in Booming Asia-Pacific Financial Technology Landscape, notes Frost & Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

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One Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the cast for its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

BWW Review: The Cincinnati Ballet's NUTCRACKER with Poodles Too at Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Nov 25, 2016

As expected this time of year as TV ads, wreaths and shopping center crowds, 'The Nutcracker' has by now gone beyond being merely a beloved holiday tradition to possibly being the country's most performed work of any type - dance, music or theater. Multiple productions of it appear in dozens of cities year after year and is as much a part of family custom by now as opening presents. (more...)

Asia-Pacific Automotive Industry Now a Powerful Revenue Generator for Robot Manufacturers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

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Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 3, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 3, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Carrie Fisher Shares 'Star Wars' Revelations on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Carrie Fisher shared revelations from the set of STAR WARS. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Opens November 30 at Mile Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Transforming its new theatre space into a 1940's radio studio, the audience is transported to the golden age of radio, as cast members from radio station WMST perform Frank Capra's classic holiday tale of individualism, optimism and community. (more...)

Act II Playhouse Presents MURRAY THE ELF Mystery
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the world premiere of Murray the Elf and the Case of the Horrible Holly Heist, the fifth and final mystery in the theatre's beloved local kids series, on stage Dec. 17-29. (more...)

Willfilm Announces Winners of 7th Annual Williamsburg Independent Film Festival Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Bravo's TOP CHEF Returns for Unprecedented New Season, 12/1
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Bravo Media today announced three new partners - BMW of North America, Patrón Tequila and Secrets Resorts & Spas - to Season 14 of the network's critically acclaimed competition series, TOP CHEF. (more...)

Nathan Lane Weighs In on Trump's HAMILTON Twitter Rant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Lane took a few moments to weigh in on president-elect Donald Trump's recent Twitter posts regarding an appearance by Vice President elect Mike Pence at Broadway's HAMILTON (more...)

The Jewish Museum Opens First Exhibit In 20 Years Devoted To Painter Florine Stettheimer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

In May 2017, the first major New York exhibition in over 20 years focused on artist Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) will open at the Jewish Museum. Showcasing over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera, the exhibition will offer a timely reconsideration of this influential American painter with a sharp satirical wit, placing her centrally in the modern dialogue of high and mass culture. (more...)

Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber Among Winners of 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

At last night's American Music Awards, artists were honored in multiple musical genres. Check out all the winners below! (more...)

BWW Review: CAROUSEL at Arena Stage - It's Magical
by Charles Shubow - Nov 21, 2016

CAROUSEL features a superb cast, taut direction, and amazing dancing that packs a wallop.. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emily Skeggs & More in Dustin Lance Black's LGBT Miniseries WHEN WE RISE
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

This February, ABC will present WHEN WE RISE, written and created by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's Premiere Professional theatre, is very excited to announce that 2016 Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack will star in the one-woman, world premiere of Do This by Karen Siff Exkorn, which will run from January 7th through the 28th. (more...)

Kristen Wiig-Hosted SNL Beats Last 10 Originals Aired Last Season
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

Last night's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE with host Kristen Wiig and musical guest The xx, scored a 4.7 rating, 12 share in “live plus same day” household results from the 56 local markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 2.2/11 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards Update - Andrew Wade, Mia Pinero Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Portland Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Musical Adaptation of SOAPDISH in London in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sources report that Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth may be making her return to the London stage in in George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics) musical SOAPDISH. (more...)

Teaching Young Artists Presents Area Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present the area premiere of new American musical Hands on a Hardbody next month. Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S. R. Bindler, Hands on a Hardbody follows 10 hard-luck Texans searching for a new lease on life. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, each contestant fights to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody, only one winner can drive away with American Dream. (more...)

Hart House Theatre to Present CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Opening on January 20, 2017 Hart House Theatre is pleased to present Carrie: the musical, directed by Toronto theatre icon, Richard Ouzounian. (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...)

BWW Exclusive Sneak Peek: Betty Buckley Chats Originating CATS' Grizabella on Tonight's MetroFocus
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway legend Betty Buckley visits tonight's METROFOCUS on Thirteen to discuss how she brought Grizabella to life in the original production of CATS. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends RIDE THE CYCLONE Due To Popular Demand – Now Through December 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Adapted for Young Performers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On the heels of the national tour of Lincoln Center's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival sweeping the country now, educators and students will be whistling a happy tune when R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein, an Imagem Company, releases Getting To Know... The King and I; it was announced today by Rodgers & Hammerstein president Ted Chapin and iTheatrics founder and CEO Timothy Allen McDonald. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Madison Regional Awards Update - Jacob Rankin, Bianca Horn in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Miami Regional Awards Update - Stephanny Noria, Bobby Cassell in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

HBO Doc RISKY DRINKING to Offer New Prospective on Alcohol Use Disorder, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Nearly one-third of adults in the U.S. engage in problem drinking at some point in their lives. Health professionals assess drinkers at risk on a spectrum ranging from low-risk to an alcohol use disorder that can range from mild to severe. (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

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