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Rita Wilson Returns to the Geffen Playhouse for Liner Notes!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Rita Wilson once again brings her vocal and songwriting talents to the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse for six all-new shows in September, this following sell-out performances at last fall's premiere of Liner Notes.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

AXS TV To Broadcast The Fourth Season Of The Hit Emmy'-Nominated Country Music Drama NASHVILLE, Premiering With Back-To-Back Episodes On Saturday, October 1 At 9pE/6pP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds Films Among Spotlight on Documentary Section of NYFF54
by Movies News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces the complete lineup for the Spotlight on Documentary section of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30-October 16). (more...)

Pandora Productions to Open 2016-17 Season with SWINGTIME CANTEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Pandora Productions begins the 2016-2017 season with Swingtime Canteen with book by Charles Busch, William Repicci and Linda Thorsen Bond. (more...)

Murderous Man and Wife Thriller Makes United States Debut at Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Peter James' "The Perfect Murder" makes its first-ever theatrical appearance in the U.S. at Barter Theatre's Barter Stage II beginning September 8. This comedy-thriller brings author Peter James' novella of the same name to life with horror, intrigue, mystery and comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAITRESS Star Jessie Mueller Mentors Kids at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On Friday, August 5th, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance received a visit from Tony Award winner, Jessie Mueller. She charmed them from the first moment when she sat down for her interview and rescued an eyelash from Artistic Director Jennifer Johns' cheek so that she could make a wish. Mueller's down-to-earth insight and wisdom was welcomed by the students of Broadway Artists Alliance in a Q&A that seemed to fly by. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Halloween Comes Early to Mac-Haydn Theatre in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Halloween comes early this year as The Mac-Haydn Theatre finishes its 48th season with 'The Addams Family'. Come meet the family and have a spooky, kooky and altogether ooky time with this instant classic! (more...)

Blake Shelton, Toby Keith Join ACM HONORS All-Star Lineup on CBS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Toby Keith and Blake Shelton have been added to the all-star lineup of musicians performing at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS, which makes its television debut on Friday, Sept. 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Free Event Feat. Black Women Artists, Simone Leigh, for Black Lives Matter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

On Sunday, July 10, over one hundred black women artists gathered at the New Museum to form a collective force underground, known as Black Women Artists for Black Lives Matter (BWA for BLM). Simone Leigh, the New Museum's current artist-in-residence, whose exhibition 'The Waiting Room' is on view through September 18, convened this group in response to the continued inhumane institutionalized violence against black lives in the U.S. (more...)

Photo Flash: Current & Former Child Stars Come Together for New Hollywood Museum Exhibit
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lou Ferrigno & More at 2016 Wizard World ComicCon Chicago!
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 22, 2016

Wizard World's ComicCon Chicago was in full swing this weekend, August 18-21 and this year's event was jam-packed. BWW's Kevin Pollack shares his impressions of the event as well as exclusive interviews with some of this year's participants. (more...)

Photo Flash: MEMPHIS at Raleigh Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Musical. Explosive dancing, irresistible songs, and a thrilling tale of fame and love. Inspired by actual events, about a white, radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Sara Evans
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Multi-platinum-selling country singer and songwriter Sara Evans brings her empowering songs and life-affirming music to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Thursday, September 22 at 8 p.m. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL to Be Honored with Television Academy's Governors Award
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

FOX's long-running singing competition AMERICAN IDOL will be honored this fall with The Television Academy's Governors Award, which recognizes exceptional achievement in the television arts and sciences. (more...)

Emily Padgett, Carrie St. Louis, and Alysha Umphress Complete BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The full lineup is set for the twelfth installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings The Beatles. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress, The Color Purple, and Wicked will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary band's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Photo Flash: Former Child Stars Celebrated at The Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Dadigan, hosted an eclectic list of current/former child stars (some reuniting with other cast members for the first time in years) and other VIP guests for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres as they preview the 'Child Stars - Then And Now' exhibit, which will be open to the public through December. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Maria Aberg on DOCTOR FAUSTUS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 19, 2016

Swedish director Maria Aberg came to the UK to study at Mountview aged 20. She's since become a bold force in British theatre, with work ranging from Hotel at the National Theatre and Wildefire at the Hampstead to numerous productions for the RSC. Her most recent, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, features lead actors Sandy Grierson and Oliver Ryan sharing the roles of Faustus and Mephistopheles, deciding on the night who plays which by striking matches. The production transfers to the Barbican next month as part of the RSC's London Season. (more...)

BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Michael Feinstein with Marilyn Maye, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS, BROADWAY GOES TO THE MOVIES with Christopher Durang and more. Details below! (more...)

Peter Brook to Bring the Mahabharata to BAM in BATTLEFIELD This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

With Battlefield, Peter Brook and his internationally renowned team -- Marie-Helene Estienne and Jean-Claude Carriere -- revisit the great Indian epic the Mahabharata 30 years after Brook's legendary production captivated the theater world-and inaugurated the BAM Majestic Theater (now the BAM Harvey Theater). (more...)

Sully Erna: New Song 'Different Kind Of Tears' Premieres Today On Guitar Player; New Solo Album HOMETOWN LIFE Out September 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

As SULLY ERNA, founder, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the multi-platinum rock band Godsmack, gets ready to release his new solo albumHOMETOWN LIFE--due out Friday, September 30 via BMG--he has teamed up with Guitar Player.com to premiere a the new song and lyric video'Different Kind Of Tears' (here).  For the clip, SULLY puts the pen to the page handwriting all the lyrics to the countrified track, which offers a glimpse of what's to come on HOMETOWN LIFE. Composed by SULLY on piano and acoustic guitar and produced in his New Hampshire studio, the 10 songs onHOMETOWN LIFE are a powerful mix of rock and country while even including orchestral overtones. (more...)

Zainab Jah, Alysha Deslorieux and More Cast in MCC Theater's 2016 PlayLabs Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

MCC Theater - which this fall celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season as one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theater companies - has announced the 2016 PlayLabs reading series, which will feature new works in development by playwrights Jocelyn Bioh, MCC Youth Company alum Xavier Galva, Ted Malawer, and Eric Micha Holmes. (more...)

Josh Groban to Co-Host LIVE WITH KELLY This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Nationally syndicated morning talk show "LIVE with Kelly" announces the line-up of guest co-hosts who will join Kelly Ripa during the week of August 29-September 2, 2016. (more...)

Dance/NYC to Host Series of Town Halls on Disability and Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Join Dance/NYC for a series of conversations at the intersection of disability and dance. Each event pairs a New York City dance leader with an (inter)national guest working at this nexus. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Star-Studded Lineup for A NIGHT OF INSPIRATION, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced the all-star lineup for A Night of Inspiration, an evening of spiritually uplifting music on Tuesday, December 6 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Under the direction of multi-faceted producer, composer, and music director Ray Chew, the special guest artists will include Yolanda Adams, Dionne Warwick, Shirley Caesar, Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood, Cantor Azi Schwartz, and singers from the New Faith Church from Cape Town, South Africa. Additional guest artists are to be announced. This show is being presented in partnership with Chew Entertainment – a full service production company owned by Ray and Vivian Chew. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mamaí Theatre Company's Production of THE WOMAN HATER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Mamai Theatre Company Closes its 2016 Seasonwith the U.S. Premiere of Fanny Burney's THE WOMAN HATER?.  (more...)

Maria Rizzo and Rachel Zampelli to Star in THE GULF World Premiere This Fall at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of The Gulf by DC playwright Audrey Cefaly. Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature Theatre's The Flick, Gypsy), The Gulfcontinues Signature Theatre's commitment to producing regional and local premieres of important new plays. The production stars Maria Rizzo (Signature's Gypsy, West Side Story) and Rachel Zampelli (Signature's The Fix, Dying City), and runs September 13 - November 6 in Signature Theatre's intimate ARK Theatre. (more...)

Pokemon Heading to Wizard World Comic Con Chicago This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

On Saturday, Wizard World Comic Con Chicago will host a series of Pokemon GO meet ups and events within its popular and growing Gaming area. The events will be an exciting new facet of Wizard World's largest and longest-running pop culture convention, set for Thursday through Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Ana Gasteyer, Christine Ebersole and More Headed to The Carlyle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has announced Cafe Carlyle's fall 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and actress/singer Ana Gasteyer; as well as the return of audience favorites Christine Ebersole, Judy Collins (with special guest Ari Hest), John Pizzarelli & Jessica Molaskey, and Steve Tyrell. (more...)

Ladies of THE ACTRESS Get Costume Fittings From Playwright Carrie Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dana Smith-Croll of The Actors Company Theatre & Jenne Vath (NYInnovative Theatre Award Nomination) join Mikel Sarah Lambert, former member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and Drama Desk nominee for the Mint Theatre's revival of D.H. Lawrence's The Daughter-in-Law, in THE ACTRESS, a new one act play by Carrie Robbins, to be presented at the Hudson Guild Theater on August 22, 24 & 27, 2016.  THE ACTRESS is directed by Paul Dobie and will be part of Thespis Productions 2016 Summerfest Theater Festival.  Days of the Giants LLC will co-produce. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Laura Osnes, Isaac Oliver and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly shows, running August 17-28. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Toronto Film Festival Adds Galas & Special Presentations to Lineup
by Movies News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival® adds 2 Galas and 14 Special Presentations to its highly anticipated Galas and Special Presentations lineups. (more...)

I DO TODAY to Continue 'Solo Celebration!' at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The World Premiere of "I Do Today" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Sept. 2 - Oct. 9. Co-produced with The Other Theatre Company, written by Sarah Myers and starring Carin Silkaitis, "I Do Today" will be directed by Greenhouse's Artistic Director Jacob Harvey, making his Chicago directorial debut.   The press opening will be on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis and WAITRESS' Eric Anderson Join BROADWAY'S MIXTAPE at LPR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Announced this morning are additional performances by newcomer Ruby Lewis (Paramour) and long-time main stem favorite Eric Anderson (Waitress, The Last Ship, Rocky). (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Tony Winner Cicely Tyson at Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The American Theatre Wing has announced that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson. (more...)

Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT to End Extended Run at Barrow Street Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The critically acclaimed hit off-Broadway play The Effect, which extended earlier this year, is currently in its final weeks at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow Street) and will play its final performance on Sunday, September 4th, 2016 after 20 previews and 192 regular performances. (more...)

BWW Review: MCT Channels a Crazy Chekhov in Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 16, 2016

What happens in Bucks County, Pennsylvania-Upper Back Eddy, Bucks County to be specific? Playwright Christopher Durang called Bucks Country home and set his award winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in their country house right there. A place where almost nothing happens except a blue heron visits a pond on the property each morning that Vanya and Sonia wait for while drinking their morning coffee. Milwaukee Chamber Theater opens their 2016-2017 season in the Cabot Theatre with this 2012 Tony Award for Best Play that captures three siblings, one adopted, contemplating their midlife regrets and revelations. Or as Durang would say: 'Their hidden reservoirs that haven't been tapped.' (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BROADWAY SESSIONS Gets A Little Bit WICKED
by Ben Cameron - Aug 15, 2016

WICKED!!!! You tingled didn't you? It's hard not to. No modern musical has had quite the impact that this mega musical has had all over the world. And I won't lie to ya, Wicked hold's a very special place in my heart (listen to track #2 of your cast album, you may hear a familiar voice asking 'Glinda, is it true you were her friend?') But humble bragging aside, Wicked is nothing short of a phenomenon. So this week we've compiled some of our favorite Broadway Sessions performances from Stephen Schwartz's box office blockbuster! 'The Wizard and I,' 'Popular,' 'As Long As Your Mine,' 'No Good Deed,' 'Defying Gravity' and even a cliff notes version of ensembling in Wicked w/ myself and original caster Marcus Choi, it's just too good…or is it Wicked? (more...)

Country, Comedy, Rock n' Roll Among Mohegan Sun's 20th Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

After twenty years of welcoming millions of guests through its doors to experience the region's finest accommodations, casino offerings and live entertainment, Mohegan Sun is pleased to announce today additional acts and details to the exciting lineup of special events to take place throughout October in tribute to the property's 20th anniversary celebration. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: AMELIA RYAN: LADY LIBERTY, Assembly George Square Theatre, 12 August
by Adam Robinson - Aug 15, 2016

A one-woman show is hard to do for any artist. Standing alone trying to fill a stage while getting an audience on your side. Amelia Ryan does not make it easy on herself with her show Lady Liberty combining singing, storytelling, silliness and a slice of self-help. Fortunately, her talent is as big as her dreams. (more...)

Troy Heard Departs Onyx, Joins Majestic Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

After guiding the venerable Onyx Theatre for two years which included its successful tenth anniversary season, Producing Director Troy Heard has announced his departure from that position and his subsequent succession of the role of Executive and Artistic Director of the newly formed Majestic Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Jeanna de Waal Says Goodbye to KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

Today, Saturday 13th August 2016, is my last day at Kinky Boots on Broadway, and I couldn't let the moment pass without publicly yelling out my gratitude for the whole experience. (more...)

Showtime Announces Winter Premiere Dates for HOMELAND and BILLIONS
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

oday, SHOWTIME announced its winter lineup with the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning drama series HOMELAND returning for season six on Sunday, January 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT and season two of the critically-acclaimed hit drama BILLIONS returning on Sunday, February 19 (more...)

Swarthmore's Jacob Mergott Wins 'Vocalist' at Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The tallies have been tabulated, the votes have been counted, and the songs have been sung. After six weeks of bringing his smooth pop crooning style to The Media Theatre stage, the winner of the 2016 'Vocalist' competition is 17 year old Jacob Mergott of Swarthmore. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Perform This September at Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Betty Buckley, one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies, will take the stage at the Jeanne Rimsky Theater at Landmark in Port Washington on Friday, September 30, 8 PM. (more...)

Disability. Dance. Artistry. (Inter)national Voices Town Hall: Disability, Race, and the Practice of Dance, September 20th
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Join Dance/NYC for a series of conversations at the intersection of disability and dance. Each event pairs a New York City dance leader with an (inter)national guest working at this nexus. Our goal is to forge a place for disabled artists/artistry in New York's cultural ecosystem, a place where disabled artists can flourish. We invite you to work with us to create new places for disabled artists in NYC's cultural landscape. (more...)

Jason Aldean, Keith Urban & More to Perform on 10th ANNUAL ACM HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Jason Aldean, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, will be honored with the Academy's prestigious Triple Crown Award. This award is given to those who have won New Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse to Hold Open Auditions for Broadway Show Choir This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is proud to announce open auditions for the award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark G Meadows, Cleavant Derricks and More in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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