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Deborah Zall Project presents Dances by Dudley, Maslow, Sokolow, Zall, 5/12-13
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Deborah Zall Project will present a program of works by legendary modern dance choreographers Jane Dudley, Sophie Maslow and Anna Sokolow, along with dances by Deborah Zall, May 12 & 13 at 8 PM at the Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune St.   Zall has gathered an ensemble of artists, all former members of the Martha Graham Dance Company, to perform these timeless works that have been reconstructed by Abigail Blatt, Lynn Frielinghaus, Samantha Geracht, Martin Lofsnes, and Zall. (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING to Welcome Back Original Cast Members for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

This June, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the windy city's most beloved theatrical institutions. To honor the occasion, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. (more...)

CONFIRMED! AMERICAN IDOL to Return to ABC for 2017 -18 Season
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

ABC is bringing back AMERICAN IDOL! The network has closed an agreement with producers FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. (more...)

Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini Lead Nominations for CMT MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

Breakout stars Kelsea Ballerini and Thomas Rhett will face off against country music heavyweight Keith Urban at the fan-voted 2017 CMT MUSIC AWARDS,hosted by Nashville's Charles Esten, premiering LIVE from Nashville on Wednesday, June 7th at 8pm ET/PT. (more...)

Naples Hotel Group Names General Manager for New Miami Hotel
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

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Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: Will Ryan Seacrest Host Return of AMERICAN IDOL on ABC? He Responds!
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN, host Ryan Seacrest responded to rumors that he will return as host of AMERICAN IDOL, reportedly coming to ABC in 2018. Watch the clip below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Lucille Lortel Awards
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Off-Broadway's Big Night at the Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 8, 2017

The 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 19 categories, with three honorary awards also bestowed. The Lortel Awards were distributed in a ceremony at NYU Skirball Center hosted by actor and comedian Taran Killam. This year's event was once again a benefit for The Actors Fund. (more...)

SEX AND THE CITY LIVE! Returns to Oasis 6/1-7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Now in it's sixth year, the uproarious drag sendup of HBO's beloved series Sex and the City is back at the Oasis, June 1 - July 1, 2017 - Thursday at 8:00PM, Friday and Saturday at 7:00PM at Oasis - 298 11th Street (on the corner of Folsom).  Tickets are $25-$35 in advance at www.sfoasis.com (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsal for Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLE with Lindsay Mendez, Ashley Brown & More!
by TV - Press Previews - May 5, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus/Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Rasta Thomas (Paris). (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

SNAP! Productions to Mount Omaha Premiere of CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

From June 1 to 25, 2017, SNAP! Productions will present the Omaha Premiere of one of the most talked-about shows in theatre history: Carrie the musical. (more...)

20 YoungArts Winners Named 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) congratulates the 53rd class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, with special acknowledgement to the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, announced by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. (more...)

Wilson Center to Honor Claire and Glenn Hackmann at The Big Event
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

A shared commitment to the power of the arts will be celebrated on Sat., June 3, 2017, at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts (Wilson Center), as Greater Milwaukee philanthropic leaders Claire and Glen Hackmann are honored with the 13th annual EDDY Award. The presentation will take place at The Big Event, which serves as the major channel through which the Wilson Center raises funds for its arts education programs that impact the lives of more than 9,000 students from Southeast Wisconsin each year. (more...)

Finalists Announced for Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and Stiles + Drewe Prize Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 12 finalists for the annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and The Stiles + Drewe Prize. (more...)

3rd Annual Queerly Festival Announces Lineup at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the third annual Queerly, a festival seen through lavender-colored glasses, June 23-July 1 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

Photo Flash: Doris Dear Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below in 'LIKE MOTHER LIKE DAUGHTER'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

After the successful sold-out shows 'Doris Dear's Gurl Talk' & 'The Doris Dear Christmas Special', Ray DeForest was back in 'The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter' on May 12th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

The Children's Acting Company Presents Steven Levenson's SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN
by BroadwayWorld JR - May 19, 2017

The Children's Acting Company is performing SEVEN MINUTES IN HEAVEN at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond Elementary
by Herbert Paine - May 19, 2017

David Ira Goldstein's production of Jeffrey Hatcher's HOLMES AND WATSON a masterfully crafted cliffhanger. The play is receiving its world premiere with Arizona Theatre Company. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season Finale on May 22 & 23 on ABC
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS - Season Finale, airing on ABC on Monday, May 22 & 23, 2017! (more...)

The CW Announces 2017-18 Primetime Schedule Featuring New Shows & Returning Favorites
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and national media today at the New York City Center in New York City, with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse opening the show with the worldwide debut performance of their new single, “Dig Down.” (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to present SWINGIN' WITH THE MUSIC OF SARA BAREILLES
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Swingin' With The Music of Sara Bareilles on June 18th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY, New Wimbledon Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 17, 2017

Since its first publication as a comic strip in 1938, The Addams Family has seen many incarnations, but did not become a musical until it launched on Broadway in 2010. Now the quirky comedy based on Jersey Boys writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice's book, combined with Tony Award nominated Andrew Lippa's brilliantly crafted music and lyrics, sees its UK premiere. (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017
by - May 16, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/9/2017 - 5/16/2017. (more...)

Rebekah Allen and Broadway's Badass Ladies to Bring Original Tunes to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Founding Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will feature the musical theater writer with a pop/punk edge Rebekah M. Allen in its all-female evening of original music featuring some of Broadway's most badass ladies. (more...)

The 25th Anniversary Performance of TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This June, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the windy city's most beloved theatrical institutions.  To honor the occasion, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Tony n' Tina's Wedding played an incredible 16 years during its original run in Chicago, and during that time entertained more than one million audience members of all ages. The new, retro/flashback version of the show opened in September of 2016 and is now in an open-ended run. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from May 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Daniel Bernard Roumain and Lisa Armstrong Address Youth Incarceration in New Work at YoungArts
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

On May 20, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) will present "Little Boy Lost: One Child's Story of Life Behind Bars," a collaborative work that amplifies the voices of incarcerated youth through the story of 20-year-old Miami native Damien Duncan. The performance is part of YoungArts' celebrated Outside the Box series, which engages the community with free, multidisciplinary performances that take place outside of the iconic Jewel Box on the YoungArts Plaza. (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

Mother Knows Best! Rounding Up 10 of Broadway's Most Iconic Moms
by Jessica Khan - May 14, 2017

The archetypal mother is a figure that appears without fail in literature, films, music, and, of course, drama. She crosses cultural divides by embodying good and evil, generosity and selfishness, nurturing and stoicism all at once. And like a great musical number, she is often the propeller of the plot. In honor of Mother's Day, we've rounded up ten of Broadway's most iconic moms! (more...)

Beloved Songwriter Liz Rose Tells Her Own Story with Release of Swimming Alone
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

Today, one of the most beloved songwriters of our day, multi-award-winning songwriter Liz Rose, releases her first solo album Swimming Alone. Rose's songs have won nearly every industry accolade including two GRAMMY awards, and have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. (more...)

BWW Review: Encores! Serves Up Delicious Mounting of Cult Favorite THE GOLDEN APPLE
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2017

In the late-night hours of June, 14, 1994, when hockey's New York Rangers won their first Stanley Cup championship in 54 years, there were fans visiting the gravesites of loved ones, armed with six-packs of beer and radios, to share with long-gone fans a moment they thought they might never live to see. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Clarksville Little Theatre
by Taylor Clemons - May 13, 2017

Music, mayhem, and a gay wedding! (more...)

Ray DeForest Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight in THE DORIS DEAR MOTHER'S DAY SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After the successful sold-out shows "Doris Dear's Gurl Talk" & "The Doris Dear Christmas Special", Ray DeForest is back in "The Doris Dear Mother's Day Special: Like Mother Like Daughter" TONIGHT! at 9:30pm. Grab a seat in the Rumpus Room, and come along on a fun romp and help Doris and her guests salute the women who made them great… their MOTHERS! (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Live life dramatically: It's Friday, May 12, 2017 - graduation day at Vanderbilt University - which prompts the musical question: 'Does it always have to rain on that day? This day, in particular?' Truly it's a FREAKY FRIDAY tradition, if the grads are donning caps and gowns at Vandy, chances are everyone else will be carrying their umbrellas with them in Music City. (more...)

New Musical SWEETEE Opens this Month at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Sweetee (www.SweeteeTheMusical.com), a new American musical, begins a strictly limited engagement at the Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues) from May 23  - June 18 with opening night scheduled for June 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! Mythic Musical, THE GOLDEN APPLE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple stars Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Menelaus/Scylla), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Barton Cowperthwaite (Paris), Jason Kravits (Hector Charybdis), Alli Mauzey(Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare/Circe), and Ryan Silverman (Ulysses). (more...)

Clive Rowe to Host 11th Annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and 10th Anniversary of The Stiles and Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce the 11th annual West End Gala for The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year and the 10th anniversary of The Stiles + Drewe Prize. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 12, 2017
by - May 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 11th, 2017 - ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN? and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 11, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Alec Baldwin, Ellen Burstyn, Raul Esparza and more take the stage in ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN? at Town Hall! (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre presents RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present "Ruthless! The Musical" - the show that proves when it comes to show business, the key to success is ruthlessness. The book and lyrics are written by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. (more...)

Wizard World to Screen Original ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) presents its first screening of the 1975 classic musical THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW during the Wizard World Comic Con New Orleans, Saturday, January 7. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLE
by Review Roundups - May 11, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus/Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Barton Cowperthwaite (Paris). (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, May 15, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, May 15, 2017! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman & More in Encores! THE GOLDEN APPLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2017

Closing out this season at Encores! is The Golden Apple- the John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. The Golden Apple will star Mikaela Bennett (Penelope), Ashley Brown (Mrs. Juniper/Madame Calypso), Carrie Compere (Lovey Mars/The Siren), Jason Kravits (Menelaus/Scylla), Alli Mauzey (Miss Minerva Oliver/The Scientist), Lindsay Mendez (Helen), N'Kenge (Mother Hare), Ryan Silverman (Ulysses), and Barton Cowperthwaite (Paris). (more...)

Jason Aldean Partners with Field & Stream to Sponsor New ASPHALT COWBY Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will explore the life and career of Jason Aldean, two-time and reigning Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year, with the exhibition Jason Aldean: Asphalt Cowboy, presented by Field & Stream, opening May 26. (more...)


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Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, May 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, May 15, 2017! (more...)

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