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Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Stan's Donuts Selected as Pop Art Partner to Create Exhibitionism- The Rolling Stones Donut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Stan's Donuts & Coffee is excited to announce its special edition Exhibitionism- The Rolling Stones Donut to celebrate The Rolling Stones first ever major exhibit, which is now in Chicago after making its US premiere in New York City. The donut is a yeast-raised Bismark with a raspberry jam filling and coated in a vanilla glaze topped with a hand-airbrushed sugary rendition of John Pasche's famous Rolling Stones "Hot Lips" logo. The Exhibitionism- The Rolling Stones Donut will be available at all Stan's locations until April 30 for $4.39. As each donut is a handcrafted work of edible art, availability will be limited, so Stan's will limit sales to one donut per customer. (more...)

Beth Malone, Lee Roy Reams, & More to Remember THE UNSINKABLE TAMMY GRIMES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

A cast of award winning performers, friends and colleagues will gather to pay tribute to the life and career of Tony Award winning Broadway legend Tammy Grimes in The Ziegfeld Society's The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue, featuring reminiscences and musical numbers from Miss Grimes iconic Broadway musicals. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

Blue Man Group Holds Final Round of Fourth Annual Drum-Off at Florida Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Blue Man Group has teamed up with Florida Music Festival to host the fourth annual Drum-Off in downtown Orlando. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Centerstage Announces World Premiere of CARDINAL SINS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Four years ago, the Centerstage Board commissioned its Artistic Director, Alan Bryce, to write three new shows. The first of these, For All That, was nominated for a Gregory Award as "Most Outstanding New Play of 2015". The second, Death on the Supermarket Shelf, about the Chicago Tylenol Murders of 1982, received critical acclaim. The third in the series, Cardinal Sins, opens on Saturday, May 13th. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

THREE DAYS OF RAIN Set to Open in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Perpetual drifter Walker Janeway reappears in New York for the reading of his father's will. He and his sister expect to inherit the famed Janeway House that their father Ned designed with his business partner, Theo. But when the house is left to Theo's son instead, the betrayal leads Walker to unearth a cryptic journal that he believes proves his father is a fraud. The truth of the past, however, is much different than any of them realize. Shifting from present to past, THREE DAYS OF RAIN examines the depth of family secrets and how one event can be seen from many points of view. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists Present THE INFINITE WRENCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Neo-Futurists present The Infinite Wrench, their all-new production in an open run at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. (more...)

MisterWives Release New Song 'Drummer Boy'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Today, New York City's MisterWives release 'Drummer Boy,' the latest song to drop from their sophomore album Connect The Dots, which is set to be released on May 19th, 2017 via Republic Records/Photo Finish. (more...)

Barry Rowan to Join Gogo as Chief Financial Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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Thunder Announces Technology Partnership with Kepler Group to Advance Programmatic Creative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

Blue Man Group Teams with Autism Speaks for Shows Across the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Blue Man Group is teaming up with Autism Speaks for the third consecutive year and will be hosting autism-friendly performances suitable for individuals and families affected by autism in New York, Las Vegas, Boston, Chicago and Orlando. (more...)

BWW Review: FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Opens the Block Party Series at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Apr 21, 2017

'Failure: A Love Story' chronicles the lives, loves and deaths of the three Fail sisters (June Carryl, Margaret Katch, and Nicole Shalhoub) and the one man with the double moniker Mortimer Mortimer (Kurt Quinn) who fell in love with each of them but not at the same time. Set against the backdrop of 1920s Chicago, this touching, whimsical tale explores the impermanence of life and the permanence of love, especially among devoted family members. The 'failure' in the title refers to poor Mortimer's inability to ever marry any of the three sisters after falling in love with them, as the untimely deaths of the three sisters happen before any marriages can take place. (more...)

Spartan Theatre Company to Stage Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Spartan Theatre Company presents Theresa Rebeck's Seminar. (more...)

Chris Stapleton Unveils 'Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Chris Stapleton's version of “Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning” is premiering today listen/share HERE). Written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Fararand made famous by Willie Nelson, the song is the second track unveiled from Stapleton's highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Offer New Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre has announced its first sensory-friendly performance as part of the 40th anniversary of A Christmas Carol-Chicago's "crown jewel of the holiday season" (Daily Herald), directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. (more...)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Release Individual Vinyl Albums from Warner Bros Records
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Six individual albums from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' Warner Bros Records catalog are now available again as stand-alone vinyl titles. (more...)

AFTER PARTY Set for One-Night-Only Show at Uptown Underground
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

After entertaining sold out audiences for the past four years at various smaller cabaret venues, After Party is going big with a one-night-only performance at Uptown Underground on Friday, April 28 at 8pm. (more...)

TCG to Screen #LegacyLeaders Video of Spiderwoman Theater's Muriel Miguel at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Theatre Communications Group announces a special, one-night-only event to screen the #LegacyLeaders video of Muriel Miguel, founder of Spiderwoman Theater. The event will be hosted by La MaMa ETC- The Downstairs (66 East 4th Street) in New York City, Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Seeks Regional Editors, Production and Student Bloggers in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)

Garland Jeffreys' Cover of 'Waiting For The Man' Premieres on The Huffington Post
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Acclaimed artist Garland Jeffreys' cover of The Velvet Underground's “Waiting For The Man” premieres on The Huffington Post. Listen/share the track here (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK 4/24 - 4/28 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE TALK 4/24 - 4/28, airing on CBS (more...)

Legendary Bands Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC Ft. Nile Rodgers Announce 2054 North American Summer Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Two of the most successful and critically-acclaimed bands Earth, Wind & Fire and CHIC ft. Nile Rodgers announced today 2054 The Tour, which will travel across 20+ North American cities this summer beginning July 12 in Oakland, CA. (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 REP LAB EMERGES for Company's Ongoing Success
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2017

In the seventh presentation of the popular Rep Lab, the short-play festival features the company's Emerging Professional Residents (EPR) in acting, directing and technical theater to showcase their talent. This year, nine one act play along with a devised play written by the Emerging Professionals appeared in the Stiemke Studio for an intriguing evening of theater. Eight actors, seven directors, and four designers comprise the EPR team. In an interesting mix of plays, many examine the angst in relationships: communal, personal and professional within a wide time frame that also embodies considerable emotional range (more...)

Skott Releases Stunning Acoustic Version of 'Glitter & Gloss' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Enigmatic Swedish songstress Skott today unveils a stripped back, acoustic version of her single, “Glitter & Gloss,” which Idolator hailed as both “ethereal and evocative.” (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL Adds 3 Performances at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Due to popular demand, Random Acts and Greenhouse Theater Center have announced that audiences will now have three additional opportunities to catch Strangest Things! The Musical - Sunday, April 30th and Sunday, May 7th at 3pm, and Thursday, May 11th at 8pm. (more...)

Metrasens Honoured with Queen's Award for Enterprise
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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Michael Mann's HEAT Returns to Theaters for One Night Only 5/2
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Michael Mann's crime masterpiece HEAT is returning to theaters for one night only on Tuesday, May 2. (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

City Year Joins Comcast NBCUniversal for 16th Annual Comcast Cares Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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FOX Sports Announces 2017 NFL and Collegiate Football Schedule
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

FOX Sports owns the fall with an impressive slate of professional and collegiate football and MLB postseason coverage, today announcing its 2017 NFL schedule in preparation for its 24th season covering the league. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE to Samba Into Ruth Eckerd Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall presents Broadway's Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage on Friday, May 5 at 8 pm, Saturday, May 6 at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, May 7 at 2 & 7 pm. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

London Grammar Reveal New Track 'Oh Woman Oh Man'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

British trio London Grammar has announced the release of a new album track, “Oh Woman Oh Man,” which is available today across all platforms including a special Vinyl LP package. The song is featured on the band's sophomore album Truth Is A Beautiful Thing, which will (more...)

Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull Continue to Share the Stage with 2nd Leg of Their North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

One of the hottest tours of the summer will continue well into the fall when two of the most engaging live performers in music today, multi-platinum selling and multiple Grammy Award-winning global superstars Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull, share the stage for an additional 18 dates, announced today. (more...)

Imelda May's 'Life, Love, Flesh, Blood' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Critically acclaimed Irish singer Imelda May's fifth full-length record, Life, Love, Flesh, Blood, is out today on Decca Records (more...)

ESPN Announces 2017 Monday Night Football Schedule
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The 48th season of Monday Night Football will kick off on ESPN with a doubleheader Monday, September 11 – New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings (6:55 p.m. ET) and Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos (10:15 p.m. / 7:15 p.m. PT). (more...)

THE GIRLS OF SUMMER to Highlights Females in Baseball
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From the writer and director Kings Of Harlem and the long-running Off-Broadway hit Black Angels Over Tuskegee, playwright Layon Gray continues to expand African-American theatre with his latest work The Girls Of Summer, winner of the NAACP award for Best Play. ' (more...)

Axwell Ingrosso Release 'Stripped' Version of Single 'I Love You' ft. Kid Ink
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Axwell / Ingrosso have unveiled a 'Stripped' version of their latest single 'I Love You' featuring Kid Ink. T (more...)

CBS Sports to Present Most NFL Games of Any Network This Season
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

For the fourth consecutive year CBS Sports will televise more NFL games than any other Network with two NFL television packages, THE NFL ON CBS on Sundays and Thursday Night Football. (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Directors and Casts for 2017 PlayLab Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2017 PlayLab Festival of new plays and emerging voices plays in the Historic Arcade and ArtStage Studio Theatres April 27-30. The 2017 Festival features six new play readings, a keynote address and playwrights' panel, and two premieres of plays that were read as part of last year's PlayLab. (more...)

Decred Releases v1.0: The World's First Cryptocurrency of the People, for the People, and by the People
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 4/21 - URINETOWN, Chicago, and More! (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings to the stage one of the most popular romantic films of all time, Shakespeare in Love-in an enchanting, music-filled theatrical event staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell. Based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall. (more...)

Ian Carlyle, Enyonam Gbesemete, and More in 30th Anniversary Production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

BLUES IN THE NIGHT at The Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square will be performed by Ian Carlyle, Enyonam Gbesemete, Cleo Higgins & Bleu Woodward; with a live blues band for two performances only to celebrate the shows 30th Anniversary. (more...)

Line-Up Announced for 31st Annual Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Broadway's fresh new faces, sensational stars, extraordinary ensembles and venerable veterans will take the stage at the 31st annual Easter Bonnet Competition on Monday, April 24, and Tuesday, April 25, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

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