Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Peace Garden Trail Offers Variety and Artistry of Flowers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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BWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With Love
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 26, 2016

The poet/performer/activist, currently in HAMILTON, brings a powerful lineup to Webster Hall on July 31 for a benefit dedicated to the gay community in Orlando, scene of the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION KING's Frank Wright II, Veteran Cast Member Talks the Show's Origins in Minneapolis
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 26, 2016

THE LION KING's Frank Wright II (video) full circle of life comes back around to the scene where it all began as he plays Minneapolis' Orpheum Theater for the fourth time and shares stories of the beginnings here 19 years ago. (more...)

Certified Executive Chef Releases HEALTHY & HYDRATED - THE KEY TO VIBRANT LIVING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Charlotte, N.C., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Pamela Roberts, a Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Educator through the American Culinary Federation, this week released her informational and comprehensive guide to proper bodily hydration through consumption: Healthy & Hydrated The Key to Vibrant Living. (more...)

New ESPN Platform THE UNDEFEATED Adds Three Multiplatform Journalists
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Undefeated, ESPN's new platform focusing on the intersection of sports, race and culture, has added three journalists to its staff. (more...)

NJ Rep to Present IAGO by James McLure This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to announce the New Jersey premiere of IAGO by James McLure. (more...)

Breaking News: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Moves Up Final Bow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After last month's announcement that the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris would close on January 1, 2017 at Broadway's Palace Theatre, the musical's producers have just confirmed an earlier closing date. (more...)

PulteGroup Prices $1 Billion Senior Notes Offering As Strong Demand Allows Company To Upsize Transaction
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Scoop: LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY 7/26 - 8/5 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jul 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY 7/26 - 8/5, airing on NBC (more...)

Charlotte National Dance Day Celebration to Draw Hundreds Uptown This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Charlotte National Dance Day celebration will draw hundreds of people to Uptown on Saturday, July 30 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Plaza. (more...)

Andre Rieu Maastricht Announces Christmas Cinema Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

'The King of Waltz' has done it again. Breaking his own box office record from last year, Andre Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert in Cinemas took more than £1.4 million at the UK box office on the weekend to become the Highest Grossing Music Concert of all time. (more...)

Ariana Grande & More Set for 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

iHeartMedia announced today the lineup for the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival - the legendary concert event which re-writes radio history year after year through powerful and unforgettable performances, taking place on September 23 and 24 at Las Vegas' newest entertainment venue (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma VanDevelde - The Theatre That Raised Me
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - Jul 25, 2016

Last night at 501 Queens Road in Charlotte NC, the sound of laughter shattered the confines of the 13-row theater by transporting the audience into the world of 'The Drowsy Chaperone.' This musical, put on by Theatre Charlotte's Student Theatre Guild is the 5th STG musical and the 8th TC production I've had the privilege of being a part of. In August of 2009 my feet entered Theatre Charlotte's doors for the first time. I smelled its smell. I stood in its wings. I accepted its welcoming invitation to audition for those 13 empty rows-all for the very first time. Little did I know that this audition for 'Annie' would mark the beginning of a beautiful relationship between a little girl with a dream and a little white theater awaiting a dream to foster. Little did I know that this smell would become my haven, these wings would become my comfort and this tiny theater would become my own little corner of the world. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr's 2016-17 Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is proud to announce our 2016-17 Season of Programming. The Season begins with our developing work program, the Propeller Project, which this year introduces a new piece by eclectic performance artist, Shasta Geaux Pop, aka Ayesha Jordan (Enter & Exit, Living Room Dance Breaks). Our Main Stage shows feature an ambitious and exciting line-up of world premiers from: award-winning theater ensemble The Mad Ones (The Essential Straight & Narrow, The Tremendous Tremendous), celebrated downtown duo Kate Benson and Lee Sunday Evans (A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes), rising star playwright Phillip Howze(abominable, Tiny Boyfriend), and multi-media cult favorites Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble(Everything One in the Disc of the Sun). Our ongoing community events and festivals, Puppet Kitchen, Brooklyn Gypsies, and Big Green Theater, will continue to present new collaborative work geared towards our Bushwick neighborhood audience, including a multi-lingual partnership between playwright William Burke (Comfort Dogs, the food was terrible) and Modesto Flako Jimenez(Brooklyn Gypsies). And finally, our free Starr Reading Series will cultivate new plays in development from some of NYC's most exciting young playwrights. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From the new Groundhog Day musical and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Scoop: GUILT on FREEFORM - Monday, August 8, 2016
by - Jul 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on GUILT, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, August 8, 2016! (more...)

THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Dog Days of Summer Comedy Improv Musical Variety Extravaganza Starring the Chuckleheads Comes to The Sweet Spot, 10050 Edison Square Dr NW, Concord, NC on Saturday, August 20 at 6p (for all ages) & 8pm (adult.) (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Charlotte engagement of Disney's  NEWSIES.   The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14.  (more...)

BWW Review: GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE - Witty, Fourth-Wall-Breaking Vignettes
by Gil Kaan - Jul 22, 2016

The west coast premiere of playwright David Greenspan's GO BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE has the pleasing benefit of having a strong cast, witty lines and a cleanly gorgeous set. Director Bart DeLorenzo firmly guides his seven-person ensemble in non-chronological, fourth-wall breaking vignettes set in the Long Island beach house of actress Claire. (more...)

The Sound to Present World Premiere Play FOR ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The Sound will present the world premiere play For Annie, written by Beth Hyland and directed by Rebecca Willingham. (more...)

Hip Hop Festival BREAKIN' CONVENTION 2016 Heads to Blumenthal Performing Arts This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

An exciting new line-up of international acts is headed to Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Arts for Breakin' Convention, the international festival of hip hop dance theatre created by London's Sadler's Wells, returning to Blumenthal Performing Arts Sept. 30 - Oct. 1. (more...)

ESPN & the Atlantic Coast Conference to Launch ACC Network in 2019
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference will launch the ACC Network – a comprehensive linear and digital network, it was announced today by ACC Commissioner John Swofford and ESPN President John Skipper at the conference's annual Football Kickoff media event in Charlotte, N.C. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of ICON, a romantic new musical with book by Sebastian Michael and music & lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor.  Paul Stancato directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes Colin Anderson*, Leslie Becker*, Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*, and Sam Simahk*.  With a seven piece orchestra, ICON is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  *Member, Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

What's On at The Wild Project this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

From a voice that has second-hand smoked since the womb and a mind that was born on the day of the hard look, enjoy an evening of new original and cover songs and insightful and sensationalistic storytelling by Nath Ann Carrera in an immersive arc of cultish lesbian-separatist murder ballads, gender-variant Priestesses of antiquity, consensual a-morality, the blending and dissolution of all dualities, and far BEYOND! (more...)

OLIVER! at Little Radical Theatrics Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Little Radical Theatrics' Oliver opens on Thursday July 21st at 7:30 PM! Running this weekend at the Grinton I Will Library 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY! Tickets are still available and there is a discount for tickets bought in advance, it is also reserved seating not general admission so buy in advance to get the discount/best seats!  (more...)

Casting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the first five plays of the company's 25th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

Dreamit Launches Startups Into Health And EdTech Industries
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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John Le Carre's Best-Seller THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD Coming to Television
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Paramount Television and The Ink Factory today announced their plans to develop John le Carré's literary masterpiece THE SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD into a television event inspired by the iconic spy novel. (more...)

Jericho Project CEO Tori Lyon to Receive Brava Award by SmartCEO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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Construct-A-Lead Reports the Following North Carolina Construction...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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BET to Search for America's Best Undiscovered Rapper in New Series ONE SHOT
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Now, what you hear is not a test! BET Networks is on a nationwide search to find America's next big rap star. BET announced today the series premiere of its high-octane hip hop lyrical competition series ONE SHOT. (more...)

ESPN Names Seasoned Execs to Lead Programming & Production Efforts
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

ESPN has named five seasoned and creative executives to lead the wide-ranging areas comprising its Programming and Production efforts. Each of these individuals will now report to ESPN President John Skipper. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrate ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below with #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

To celebrate the life of Victoria Woodhull and promote ONWARD VICTORIA, the team created a hashtag: #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull. The first female Presidential candidate was only 34 when she ran for President in 1872. For 34 days, facts from her remarkable life were shared. BroadwayWorld has exclusive access to all 34 below! (more...)

ABC's GREATEST HITS Builds Week to Week in Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

At 9:00 p.m., ABC's “Greatest Hits” ranked second in the hour in Total Viewers (4.4 million) behind CBS' “Big Brother 18,” outdrawing NBC's “Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge” by 1.3 million viewers (3.1 million) and Fox's “Home Free” by 2.3 million (2.1 million). (more...)

Parents in Performing Arts Announces New Consortium of UK Arts Organisations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Today, Parents in Performing Arts (PIPA) announces the formation of a new consortium of leading UK theatres and arts organisations who will work together for the first time to support PIPA's campaign for equal opportunities and access for parents and carers working in the performing arts. (more...)

The Plan Collection Shares 4 Trends in Tennessee Real Estate in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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Scoop: GUILT on FREEFORM - Monday, August 1, 2016
by - Jul 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on GUILT, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, August 1, 2016! (more...)

Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) Announces 2017 Community Arts Grants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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Chester Theatre Company and WAM Theatre Partner for Free Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Chester Theatre Company and WAM Theatre are pleased to announce they will be partnering for a free reading of Lauren Gunderson's smart, sly play The Revolutionists, directed by WAM Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven. The reading will take place Thursday, July 28 at 2 p.m. in the intimate setting of Chester's Historic Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. There will be a talkback following the reading.  (more...)

PETER FRAMPTON RAW, AN ACOUSTIC TOUR Sets Fall Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

After an overwhelming response from audiences nationwide, Peter Frampton will resume “Peter Frampton Raw, An Acoustic Tour” with more dates this October.  (more...)

Meet the Cast of Little Radical Theatrics' OLIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Don't miss those seen here and the rest of the superbly gifted multi-generational cast of Oliver! in this unique production. Oliver! runs from July 21st-July 24th at the Grinton I Will Library, located at 1500 Central Ave Yonkers NY. This is a truly special take on this beloved classic show.  (more...)

Pirates to Drop Anchor with HOW I BECAME A PIRATE at Asheville Creative Arts on August 4th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

Founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger, with resident artists Jonesalee, announce the continuation of Asheville Creative Arts' (ACA) 4th season with the swash-buckling musical, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, with book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman, based upon the book by Melinda Long and illustrations by David Shannon, directed and choreographed by Robbie Jaeger, with assistant direction and stage management by Katie Jones. (more...)

Museum of Arts and Design Announces New Board Leaders and Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michele Cohen as Chair of its Board of Trustees. Cohen succeeds Lewis Kruger, who has become Chairman Emeritus. MAD's Board of Trustees also elected Ann Kaplan as Secretary, and voted to appoint Joan Hornig and Barbara Waldman as new Trustees. (more...)

Northern Stage to present SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

School of Rock, the currently running Broadway hit, will be performed by the Northern Stage Summer Musical Theater Intensive Company and Tuck's Rock Dojo students live on stage at the brand new Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, July 29-31. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets are $15 for students and $25 for adults. This production is recommended for ages 8 and up. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 7/15 - 7/21 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jul 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 7/15 - 7/21, airing on NBC (more...)

Barbara Cook, 54 SINGS HAIR and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 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. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Preview the New Shows of the 2016 New York Musical Festival!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 15, 2016

Just yesterday, the New York Musical Festival hosted a special preview of some of this year's shows, including: Children of Salt, Eh Dah? - Questions For My Father, Forest Boy, Icon, Nickel Mines, The First Church of Mary the Repentant Prostitute's Fifth Annual Benefit Concert, Revival, and Pot Luck Dinner; The Last Word, and Tink! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NYMF Edition with PJ Griffith
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with PJ Griffiths, who stars in the new musical A SCYTHE OF TIME, playing at NYMF July 21-26. (more...)

Shanghai Ballet to Return to the Coliseum with ECHOES OF ETERNITY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The critically acclaimed SHANGHAI BALLET make a welcome return to the Coliseum this August for five performances of their exquisite new production, ECHOES OF ETERNITY, choreographed by Patrick de Bana and inspired by the ancient Chinese poem 'Song of Everlasting Sorrow'.  (more...)

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