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Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Chess in the Schools Celebrates 30th Anniversary with NYC's Largest Outdoor Tournament; 2016-17 Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

As New York City kids go back to school this September, Chess in the Schools celebrates three decades of empowering New York City's most underserved schools and students. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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STORM SONG is Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Ziebold Imagery is pleased to share what was discovered on the quest to learn about this mysterious Thoster Chatwyn chatter. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Ensemblist Podcast Returns for a Second Season
by Ashlee Latimer - Sep 4, 2016

Known as 'the only podcast that shows you Broadway from the inside out,' The Ensemblist podcast has become the champion of the unsung performance heroes and inner workings of the theatre world. Co-created and co-hosted by Nikka Graff Lanzarote (Chicago, Women on the Verge) and Mo Brady (SMASH, The Addams Family), the podcast has covered everything from the Gypsy Robe ceremony, to the audition process, to what it's like to be a Broadway babysitter during its first three years on the air. Now, following a successful first season covering the 'Ensemblist Essentials,' this past spring, The Ensemblist is entering into its second season (check out the first episode below!) and I sat down to talk with Nikka and Mo about how the podcast has grown, what it looks like to balance careers in the arts with being podcast masters, which Broadway ensemble they'd like to join, and more-check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Preview: SISTER ACT -- THE MUSICAL at Arvada Center For The Arts And Humanities
by Robert Bogin - Sep 3, 2016

Singing gangsters and nuns are taking the stage -- together - at the Arvada Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was honored to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star ofHamilton: An American Musical, to its West Loop facility, the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard. More than 160 invited guests included students and families participating in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Programs; members of Hubbard Street's Junior Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2 and the artists of its world-renowned main company; staff members and special guests; individual and foundation supporters of its Education Programs; and Season 38 Spotlight Ball attendees who made donations at the organization's annual gala. (more...)

VIDEO: David Oyelowo Talks New Biopic 'Queen of Katwe' on TONIGHT SHOW
by - Sep 28, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest David Oyelowo chatted about his Chess master biopic QUEEN OF KATWE. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Review: QUEEN of KATWE Deserves the Trophy, Pennant, Belt, and Title
by Katricia Lang - Sep 27, 2016

QUEEN OF KATWE is a genuinely moving sports film directed by Mira Nair, starring David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyong'o, and introducing Madina Nalwanga, who plays real life underdog and Chess champion Phiona Mutesi. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor Ian Hallard On Reviving THE BOYS IN THE BAND
by Marianka Swain - Sep 27, 2016

Actor Ian Hallard has done a range of work, from musicals and Shakespeare to phone-hacking play Great Britain at the National Theatre and TV staples like Doctor Who and Poirot. He also co-wrote a Poirot episode with his husband Mark Gatiss, and the pair are now starring together in a revival of Matt Crowley's seminal play The Boys in the Band, which changed the landscape of gay theatre on its Off Broadway premiere in 1968. It begins previews tomorrow at Park Theatre, where it plays until 30 October, and will then tour to Manchester, Brighton and Leeds (more...)

Old City Fest Returns on Sun Oct 9th with 100 Vendors, 30 Restaurants, Fashion Shows, Family Fun, Live Music and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include a festival stage with live music, two runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of food, beverages, art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go. (more...)

BWW Review: Catch The 'Jersey Boys' While You Can
by BWW Staff - Sep 26, 2016

To call JERSEY BOYS a 'jukebox musical' is downright myopic, as underneath the musical's cotton-candy pop hits lies a piercing story of ambition, love, drugs, sex, greed, failures, triumphs, and yes, family values. However, it would take more than a fanatic mind to look beyond those monster hits to see the real heart of the show--one that tells of realities past that still ring true in today's cutthroat music industry. (more...)

CBEEBIES' Stars Abe Jarmand and Jane Deane Join Cast of ALADDIN - Croydon's Official Panto 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

CBeebies' stars ABE JARMAN (presenter of The Let's Go Club), and JANE DEANE, (Dee Livery in Justin's House), will lead a superb cast in the most magical pantomime of all - ALADDIN.  Croydon is the place to be this Christmas, when this festive treat takes to the stage at Waddon Leisure Centre from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 31 December.  This year's Christmas cracker is one that all the family will long remember. (more...)

VIDEO: Lupita Nyong'o Talks QUEEN OF KATWE & More on GMA
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o was live in Times Square today to discuss her new movie role in Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, as well as her recent trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (more...)

Standing Room Only to Present One-Night Thomson & Desmon Musical Concert 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

New York songwriting team, Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon are each multi-award-winning theater artists, whose partnership has yielded all kinds of musical magic. The talented duo have teamed up on the full-length musicals 'Pump Up the Volume', 'The Oliver Experiment' and their latest commission, an all-new musical comedy based on famed teen super sleuth, Nancy Drew. Now they're bringing some of their favorite tunes to the Left Coast, with a show at Rockwell Table & Stage for one night only, September 28th 8:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Opens 2016-17 Season with CITY OF CONVERSATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of The City of Conversation, opening Northlight's 42nd Season.  The City of Conversation by Anthony Giardina and directed by Marti Lyons, runs September 15 - October 23, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, September 23 at 8 pm. (more...)

MOTOWN'S Valisia Lekae to be Honored at Annual Dreamball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the American Cancer Society announced today the details for the 32nd annual DreamBall, to be held on Wednesday, September 28 at Cipriani, 42nd Street, in New York City. The annual DreamBall gala benefits the Look Good Feel Better program. For 27 years, Look Good Feel Better has been the only free, nationwide program dedicated to helping cancer patients address the appearance side effects of treatment to improve their self-esteem and confidence.  Look Good Feel Better is offered through a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association. (more...)

Beauty, Fashion And Publishing Industries Unite To Support Women With Cancer At Annual DreamBall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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'An Evening With Tim Rice' to Debut on Seabourn Fleet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced an exclusive partnership with Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theater lyricist of Broadway, West End and film, winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH TIM RICE Will Debut on Seabourn Fleet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced an exclusive partnership with Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theater lyricist of Broadway, West End and film, winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

iovation Launches Sophisticated Machine Learning Fraud Detection Solution
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Monster Car Racing and Chess -- Two New Exclusive Titles from Gametop.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Watch Fan Q&A with Cast of Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The cast of Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE, David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga joined director Mira Nair for a discussion of the film moderated by Dave Karger and responded to questions from fans in 33 theaters around the U.S. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Michael McCorry Rose and More in CHESS IN CONCERT at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, an all-star production of Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Chess in Concert takes the Old Town Temecula stage for four nights only! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Natasha J Barnes To Play Title Role in CINDERELLA at London Palladium
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2016

Natasha J Barnes who will play the title role of Cinderella, Suzie Chard and Wendy Sommerville who will play The Wicked Stepsisters complete the casting for the London Palladium Pantomime this Christmas. They join the previously announced Paul O'Grady (The Wicked Stepmother), Julian Clary (Dandini), Amanda Holden (The Fairy Godmother), Lee Mead (Prince Charming), Paul Zerdin (Buttons), Nigel Havers (Lord Chamberlain) and Count Arthur Strong (Baron Hardup). (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o & More Set for Live QUEEN OF KATWE Q&A Tonight on Periscope
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Tune-in tonight at 6:00pm PST for a live Q&A with the cast and director of Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE. David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and Madina Nalwanga will be joining director Mira Nair for a discussion of the film moderated by Dave Karger (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

Walt Disney Records to Release QUEEN OF KATWE Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Walt Disney Records will release the original motion picture soundtrack for QUEEN OF KATWE on September 23, 2016. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Simon Pagenaud and Will Power Duel for the 2016 VERIZON INDYCAR CHAMPIONSHIP
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

This weekend's motorsports coverage on NBCSN is highlighted by a duel for the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series championship, as Team Penske teammatesSimon Pagenaud and Will Power battle for the season title at the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

GREASE at Curve Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Curve today announces casting for their Christmas production of the hit musical Grease. Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George, Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company. The production opens on 1 December, with previews from 26 November, and runs until 14 January. (more...)

Post Brexit Punk Satire OCTOPUS Scores London Transfer Following Edinburgh Fringe Success
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Having wowed audiences in Edinburgh, Afsaneh Gray's first full-length play Octopus is set to follow this success at Theatre503 from 11 to 15 October. Staged against the backdrop of Brexit and the refugee crisis, Octopus is set in a dystopian world of bureaucratic box ticking. It explores what it's like to be treated as a foreigner in your own land...and the power of punk. (more...)

Stars Head to NOLA as Broadway @ NOCCA Kicks Off 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

In the four seasons since the Broadway in New Orleans series first launched, Broadway and Television's brightest lights have blazed a path to the Big Easy each season thanks to Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale and Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky. In this, the series' fifth season in New Orleans, the star-powered tradition continues with Judy Kuhn, Tony-nominated star of "Fun Home" and Broadway's original Cosette in "Les Miserables" and the voice of Disney's "Pocahontas" on October 6 at 7:30 PM. She is followed by Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star of She Loves Me and The Book of Mormon, on December 15 at 7:30 PM, and Adam Pascal, the original Roger in the Broadway blockbuster "Rent," as well as the London production, and the film version, on January 14, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: DISNEY'S QUEEN OF KATWE Makes World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Disney's QUEEN OF KATWE  received its world premiere at Roy Thompson Hall last night as part of the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, where the cast, filmmakers and real life stars received a standing ovation. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Announces Complete Cast and Creative Team for Upcoming Production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016

3-D Theatricals (3DT) is going Technicolor¬ģ with Andrew Lloyd Webber (Music) and Tim Rice's (Lyrics) irresistible story of 'Joseph...', his brothers, and one very colorful garment in this delightful musical saga that swirls on stage September 30 through October 9 (press opening October 1) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA. The production then moves to 3DT's newest home, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA. October 14 - 23, 2016 (press opening October 15) as their 2016 - 2017 premier season offering. Both venues are located in Los Angeles County. (more...)

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish New Book by #1 Bestselling Author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt(HMH) announced today that it will publish Tools of Titansby #1 New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss on Dec. 6, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Alicia Keys Teams with Disney on New Song Featured in QUEEN OF KATWE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Below, check out a first look at a featurette featuring singer/songwriter/producer Alicia Keys and her new song "Back to Life," which is featured in the upcoming film QUEEN OF KATWE. (more...)

Westfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS Movie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Westfield Corporation announced today that Broadway, film, and television producer Scott Sanders, who recently received the Tony Award for his Best Musical Revival of The Color Purple, has been appointed as Westfield's first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. His company, Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, will be wholly acquired by Westfield. (more...)

Royal Family to Present Live 'Concept' Concert of Musical Revue SERVING TIME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Located in the heart of Times Square, Royal Family Productions is presenting a one-night-only, "live concept album" concert performance of Serving Time, a new musical revue capturing the frantic, eclectic and eccentric world of restaurant life conceived by Michele Foor, who also wrote the lyrics, along with composers David Gaines, William TN Hall, Timothy Huang, Ryan Langer and Frank Spitznagel. (more...)

Elaine Paige to Stop at the Marlowe as Part of National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Singer Elaine Paige comes to Canterbury in October as part of her national tour. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, September 23, 2016
by - Aug 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, September 23, 2016! (more...)

Central Works 2016 Season Concludes with INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The Central Works 2016 Season closes with Into the Beautiful North, a new play by Karen Zacarias opening Saturday October 15 in the historic Berkeley City Club. This production marks CW's first partnership with the National New Play Network for this Rolling World Premiere. Into the Beautiful North is based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea and inspired by the classic Hollywood western The Magnificent Seven. (more...)

Cast Announced for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 30, 2016

Full casting is announced today for the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). The production opens at the Finborough Theatre on Wednesday 28 September 2016 (Press Nights: Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Lee Fields & The Expressions to Release SPECIAL NIGHT Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

It's hard to find another active singer today that has the background Lee Fields does: a first release in 1969, records on thirteen different labels, and close to 47 years of music making, touring and recording. Backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, Lee Fields will release Special Night on November 4 via Big Crown Records. (more...)

Vitech Announces Conference Agenda for V3 Connect
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Play the Plaza Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Julie Johnson stars as America's favorite country music sweetheart in Dean Regan's musical tribute, "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline." (more...)

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre.  (more...)

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