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Heath Ledger, River Phoenix & More Are Focus of New Reelz Series UNDER THE INFLUENCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

REELZ today announced new original series UNDER THE INFLUENCE premieres Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. A celebrity scandal can be the undoing of even the shiniest Hollywood star. (more...)

GRAMMY-Nominated Seth Glier Premieres New Single & Pledge Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Seth Glier has released a performance video of his new track “I'm Still Looking” which premiered exclusively via Glide Magazine and also launched his Pledge Music campaign in support of his forthcoming new album, 'Birds'. (more...)

15th Anniversary Fresh Fruit Festival Coming to the wild project This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Fresh Fruit Festival - now in its 15th year - is presented by All Out Arts to celebrate the LGBTQ community's unique perspective, creativity & diversity, and to build links between the LGBTQ artistic communities, be they local or international.  (more...)

NY Public Library's Dance Collections Manager Arlene Yu on Sono Osato and the Arrival of the Ballet Girl on Broadway!
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jun 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Arlene Yu, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dance Collections Manager, on: Sono Osato and the Arrival of the Ballet Girl on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for BRASSED OFF at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For the first time in almost 40 years, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce a full-scale production in house. Jeffrey Holland will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 28, 2017
by - Jun 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Steppenwolf Releases Statement on Chicago Theatre Critic Hedy Weiss
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

A petition urging Chicago theater companies to stop inviting Weiss to productions was posted on Change.org on June 13th by the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition. As of this writing, the petition has received more than 3,690 signatures. (more...)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 25th ESPYS
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For his perseverance and commitment to his country, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro will receive The Pat Tillman Award for Service at “The 25th ESPYS Presented by Capital One” on July 12. Emmy Award-winning host, writer and producer Jon Stewart will present the honor during the live telecast on ABC. (more...)

Lineup Announced for NAMT's 2017 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

ShawChicago Celebrates 23rd Anniversary Gala, Honors Jay Tunney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

ShawChicago honored Jay Tunney at annual gala, Shaw's Speakeasy. The gala took place on May 19th at the Casino, 195 E. Delaware Place and gifted Jay R. Tunney with the Bernie Award for his unending support of ShawChicago's work. The Bernie Award is given to individuals who have provided distinguished support in promoting the words and works of George Bernard Shaw in Chicago and around the world. (more...)

Steve Grand and Tori Scott to Return to Provincetown for 4th of July Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale is bringing two rising music stars back to The Art House this summer after sold-out debuts last season. Recording artist Steve Grand returns for a summer-long engagement from July 5 - August 31, and cutting edge NYC cabaret star Tori Scott returns this summer for two shows only, on July 8 & 9 - she will also be opening for Bianca Del Rio at Provincetown's Town Hall on July 10th. (more...)

Red, White, Blue and Broadway- The Full July Fourth Performance Schedule!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 28, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 26- July 2, 2017. (more...)

ALADDIN and THE KING AND I Celebrate Independence Day with 1776 Half-Price Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that Disney's ALADDIN and the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program today, June 28, beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 9, 2017. (more...)

Free, Epic Art Collaboration Headed to Navy Pier This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Navy Pier, Chicago's mission-driven cultural district, has commissioned world-renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and international architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang for Here Hear Chicago, a new site-specific project that incorporates art, design and performance. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lookingglass Theatre's HARD TIMES This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces complete casting for the return of the award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times, adapted and directed by Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman from the book by Charles Dickens and in association with The Actors Gymnasium. (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN's Telly Leung Performs 'Proud of Your Boy' Live on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As Pride Month comes to a close, actor Telly Leung joins The New York Times to talk about being an actor who is out, and to sing a song from the Broadway musical ALADDIN - The Musical, in which he currently stars as the title character. (more...)

Will Elvis Musical HEARTBREAK HOTEL Strum to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will produce the world premiere of Heartbreak Hotel, on stage August 30 to September 30. This brand new tribute to the King of Rock 'n' Roll is the prequel to Tony-winning, record-setting, smash hit Million Dollar Quartet that became the greatest selling show in Ogunquit Playhouse history. (more...)

VIDEO: Director Josh Rhodes Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Havana' from GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, will run July 2 - August 13, 2017, with opening night on Friday, July 7, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes as the cast rehearses 'Havana' from the show in the video below! (more...)

Local Performance Artist Presents Bawdy Solo Performance About Infertility At Eclipse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

In Inconceivable: And Other Absurdities, Ohio-based performance artist Danielle Mari channels more than a dozen characters as she guides the audience through her twisted fallopian tubes in the true story of her quest to become a mother. (more...)

Capitol Records And UMe Celebrate Legendary Artist Steve Miller '50'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

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Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, July 3, 2017
by - Jun 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, July 3, 2017! (more...)

5th Annual Miller Lite Tap The Future' Live Pitch Tour Kicks Off In Search Of Original Business Ideas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Miller Lite is in search of entrepreneurs who are committed to growing their business. For the fifth year, the Miller Lite Tap the Future business competition will hit the road for a Live Pitch tour. The five-city tour will feature twenty-five semifinalists eager to take their business to the next level. (more...)

3Gstore.com Announces Reseller Partnership with Accelerated Concepts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

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The CW to Premiere Season 4 of MASTERS OF ILLUSION 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, has announced the Season Four Premiere on The CW Network will include two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Social: Eva Longoria, Minnie Driver, Weird Al, Rachelle Ann Go and More Sing from Hamilton for #Ham4All Part 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda is raising money for the Immigrants: We Get The Job Done Coalition via Prizeo with this #Ham4All social challenge. You can be entered to win two VIP tickets to the opening night of Hamilton in LA, the after party, a meet and greet with Lin, and roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodation. Check out the note from Lin-Manuel below, and some videos of your Broadway faves participating below! (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Announces Full Casting for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has today announced completed casting for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which returns to the theatre from 11 August in an extended run through to 23 September 2017. (more...)

TV Exclusive: Tony Winner Christopher Ashley Talks Broadway Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld exclusively spoke to Tony Award Winning Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) about his new Broadway-bound musical, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE. Check out the video below! (more...)

House Theatre of Chicago Celebrates Five Years of THE MAGIC PARLOUR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The House Theatre of Chicago proudly announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, currently an open run. (more...)

Unitard, Adrienne Truscott, 2SCOOPS and More Coming Up This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater has announced its nightly performances running June 28 - July 9, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KING KONG Parody at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Meet the cast with the first production photos released for the world premiere of King Kong, which is bringing terror - and laughter - to The Vaults tunnels underneath London's Waterloo Station! (more...)

VIDEO: Gallant Reveans 'In The Room' with Andra Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Having previously featured Sufjan Stevens, Seal, Jack Garratt and Seal, Gallant today reveals the fifth installment of his acclaimed 'In The Room' series, this time featuring fellow Grammy nominee Andra Day. The two combine beautifully on a cover of the Smokey Robinson track 'Cruisin'. (more...)

THE UNWRITTEN LAW Comes to Dixon Place 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) presents the co-production of world-famous beatboxer and Drama Desk Award recipient Chesney Snow's THE UNWRITTEN LAW opening Sunday, July 30th. Snow comes direct from his run in Broadway's In Transit, where Ben Brantley of the NY Times called him "a one-man sound effects wiz." (more...)

BWW Review: SUGAR at Lola Membrives
by Felicitas de la Fare - Jun 27, 2017

The story happens in Chicago in 1929 where the musicians Jerry (Nicolas Cabré) and Joe (Federico D'Elia) must escape from the city, forced by threats from the gangsters, and dare to embark on an unusual adventure to Miami with an Orchestra of young ladies where they meet the gorgeous Sugar Kane (Griselda Siciliani). (more...)

Royal Blood's 'How Did We Get So Dark?' Debuts at No. 1 On U.K. Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

British rock band Royal Blood's sophomore Warner Bros. Records album How Did We Get So Dark? has debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. albums chart. In the U.S., the album debuted in the Top 10 on the Current Albums, Hard Music Albums, Rock Albums, Alternative Albums, and Overall Digital Albums charts. (more...)

Durand Jones & The Indications Confirms Headlining U.S. Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Emerging Indiana-based band Durand Jones & The Indications have confirmed select headlining U.S. dates in New York, Nashville, Boston, Philadelphia, D.C. and plus a performance at Voodoo Music Festival. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: June 26- July 3, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 27, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of June 26- July 2, 2017. (more...)

Casting is Set for BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Gina Gionfriddo's "Becky Shaw," the dark, "ferociously funny" (The New York Times) comedy. Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein directs the final production in Windy City Playhouse's third season, starring Theo Allyn ("The Matchmaker" at Goodman Theatre) in the title role as Becky Shaw. (more...)

Together Pangea Announces North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

LA rock quartet Together Pangea today announced a North American tour in support of their forthcoming album Bulls and Roosters, due out August 25th via Nettwerk. The Bulls and Roosters Tour will kick off on September 14th in San Diego, CA and wrap on October 22nd, and feature support from Tall Juan and Daddy Issues. (more...)

Andrew Sean Greer, Celebrated MacDowell Author Comes to WRITERS IN THE LOFT 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

On Monday, July 24, New York Times bestselling author Andrew Sean Greer (The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells; The Confessions of Max Tivoli) comes to town with his latest work LESS: A Novel-the hilarious tale of Arthur Less, a failed novelist whose escapades through Paris to Morocco, Southern India to the Arabian Sea keep him on the run...from turning 50! (more...)

BWW Interview: Candice Guardino and ITALIAN BRED at NJ Venues
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 27, 2017

Candice Guardino will visit New Jersey this summer performing at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park followed by Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre in August. (more...)

Washington Pavilion Announces On-Sale Dates for KINKY BOOTS, WIZARD OF OZ and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Washington Pavilion has announced that individual tickets for nine 2017-18 performances go on sale as follows... (more...)

The Actuary presents Pre-Show Seminar 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

???????Meet Director Kevin Christopher Fox at a pre-show seminar at Peninsula Players this Thursday, June 29 (more...)

Hallmark's Primetime Series CHESAPEAKE SHORES Returns This August
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Hallmark Channel's hit primetime series 'CHESAPEAKE SHORES' returns for Season Two Sunday, August 6 (9pm ET/PT, 8C) and runs through October 2017 with new episodes every Sunday night. Season one of 'Chesapeake Shores' was the most-watched and most-successful series in Hallmark Channel's history. (more...)

VIDEO: Swoon with Romantic Highlights from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

From the picturesque covered bridges of 1965 Winterset, Iowa, comes the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, continuing Marriott Theatre's spectacular 2017 Season, running now through August 13, 2017 with a press opening tomorrow, June 28, at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: ATTACK OF THE PHANTOM BBQ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a line-up of brand new stories this summer at THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Attack of the Phantom of the BBQ directed by Mary Tilden, playing Mondays at 8 pm now through July 17 and August 7 - 28, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Throughout the summer, Barrel of Monkeys will premiere new stories from the 2016-17 school year written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of 'BBQ' in action below! (more...)

Vincent Pastore and Sally Struthers to Star in BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse takes audience on a hilarious trip back to the Roaring Twenties with their production of the musical adaptation of Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's madcap film, Bullets Over Broadway on stage from July 5 - July 29. (more...)

The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles Partners with TodayTix for July Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Today The 24 Hour Musicals, along with performer Michelle Visage, announced its partnership with TodayTix, the international ticketing platform, to offer $99 seats to its highly anticipated one night only performance at the United Artists Theater at Ace Hotel on Monday, July 17. (more...)

2017 ADCOLOR Honorees, Nominees and Futures Announced at ADCOLOR Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

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The Hypocrites Reach Ticket Goal for THE ARISTOPHANESATHON, Coming April 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Today, The Hypocrites announced it met its ticket pledge goal for The Aristophanesathon, which will run at the Chopin Theater and open in April 2018. (more...)

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