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BWW Feature: The Original Stage and Screen Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: Where are They Now?
by Rachel Crawford - Mar 26, 2017

The first BEAUTY AND THE BEAST came out in 1991 and starred both new and veteran actors and actresses. The Disney classic was so successful it transferred to the stage only three years later and had an exceptional run on Broadway for over 10 years. The talented actors of both stage and screen have gone on to add other great roles to their list of credits. (more...)

Review Roundup: SWEAT Drips Onto Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 26, 2017

SWEAT, the acclaimed new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey opens tonight on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). With warm humor and tremendous heart, Lynn Nottage's Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives. Let's see what the critics have to say. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Super-Producer, Barry Weissler
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2017

The words 'Just Do It' should be emblazoned across the office walls of  Tony Award winning producer Barry Weissler. On a beautiful Spring day, Barry invited Rob and Kevin into his offices to discuss his career and how he produced the revivals of Chicago, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GREASE and gave power to new shows like THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, FALSETTOS, and WAITRESS. (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller Hangs Up Her Apron and Bids Farewell to WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Jessie Mueller took her final bow today as Jenna in the cast of Broadway's WAITRESS. The musical's Facebook filmed live as cast and creatives bid farewell to the songstress and wished her happy trails. Watch the video below! (more...)

Pidgin Culture Concert Series Presents Debut of Multicultural FOUR OCEANS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

 Pidgin Culture presents the debut of Four Oceans, a trio exploring ritualistic forms of interplay in an improvised context on Thursday, March 30th at 7pm at National Sawdust. A new group, it combines the talents of Old Time Relijun frontman Arrington De Dionyso, Rupert Huber of the famous Viennese trip-hop duo Tosca, and globetrotting drummer/composer Lukas Ligeti. De Dionyso, who is also a painter, performs on bass clarinet and various Indonesian traditional instruments; Huber, on piano and electronics, and Ligeti, on drums. Together, they explore new sonic spaces, evoking distant or nonexistent traditions, references to forgotten or freely invented cultures, and sounds that transport the listener to fantastic worlds the rest of us will never see. It is a music of sparse determination and internal revolution. (more...)

Get to Know the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 26, 2017

Sweat, the new Broadway play opens today at Studio 54. The critically acclaimed new play from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Lynn Nottage, comes to Broadway following its sold-out run at The Public Theater. Filled with warm humor and tremendous heart, SWEAT tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat. Get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

HAMILTON Dates Announced at Fabulous Fox Theatre, Full Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announces an incredible season of St. Louis premiers and classic musicals in the 2017-2018 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. The season will include the previously announced HAMILTON making its Fox Theatre debut April 3-22, 2018 for a limited three-week engagement. (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 25, 2017

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)

Big Noise 2017 to Present Romantic Adventure BIG FISH THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Big Noise Theatre Company, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces the Spring show of their 2017 season, Big Fish, the Musical. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Tim Burton film, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest, and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him - most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. Overflowing with humor and heart, Big Fish is an extraordinary recent Broadway musical that's richer, funnier, and BIGGER than life itself! (more...)

Photo Flash: Moving Arts Preps (End of the) World Premiere of APOCALYPSE PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

MOVING ARTS is thrilled to announce two (End of the) World Premiere apocalyptic plays BURNERS, written by Terence Anthony and directed by Sara Wagner and APOCALYPSE PLAY, written by Cory Hinkle and directed by Darin Anthony. BURNERS will preview on Thursday, March 9 at 8pm; will open on Friday, March 10 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 2, 2017 & APOCALYPSE PLAY will begin previews on Wednesday, March 22; will open on Friday, March 24 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, April 15, 2017 at the Atwater Village Theatre, 3269 Casitas Ave. in Los Angeles, 90039. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-op Presents Relevant Drama CAT'S-PAW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman.  CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

FLYING, ALMOST HEAVEN, and More Lead Chenango River Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

The greater Binghamton area's longest running Equity theatre will kickoff its 11th season with a world premiere production, followed by the regional premiere of a musical featuring the music of John Denver, plus a classic comedy and finally a compelling drama about a quintessential American family caught in an unexpected situation.  (more...)

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Casting for RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. (more...)

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Announces GYPSY and A New Era
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Under the guidance of new Artistic Director, Steve Calzaretta, JPAC Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of GYPSY. The role of Mama Rose, the iconic stage mother, will be played by veteran stage performer, Nancy Hays, who played Auntie Mame last summer at Light Opera Works and Judy Garland in Pride Films and Plays, Boy from Oz. Other leading cast members include Jim Spangler as Herbie, Rachel Livingston as Louise, and Brice Baron as June. Ava Morse will play Baby June. Justin Amolsch will music direct the classic Jule Syne and Stephen Sondheim score with an eight piece orchestra. (more...)

BWW Dance Top Stories You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Cirque du Soleil's OVO and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CONCERT FOR AMERICA and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CALENDAR GIRLS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CALENDAR GIRLS and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - IN CONCERT at the Smith Centre and more!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Las Vegas you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - IN CONCERT at the Smith Centre and more! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Los Angeles you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 3/24 - A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/24 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Sousatzka Opens and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Toronto you might have missed this week and more! Sousatzka Opens and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 3/24 - Wicked Storms Sydney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Check out the top stories from Australia you might have missed this week and more! Wicked Storms Sydney and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents RABBIT HOLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC will present RABBIT HOLE, David Lindsay-Abaire's touching play, as the final play in the 16/17 season.  Directed by Katie Laris, performances will be April 12-29 in the intimate Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Emmy-Winner Louie Anderson Brings Stand Up To South Orange
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Comedian Louie Anderson will take the stage at SOPAC on June 17th at 8 p.m.Performing across the country to standing-room-only crowds, Louie Anderson is one of America's most recognized and adored comics. His talent has made him an icon in live stand-up comedy, television and film performances. His most recent excursion into television garnered him the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.  He co-stars alongside Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series Baskets as Christine Basket, the matriarch of the Basket family. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Raises More Than $65,000 at 14th Annual BOLD MOVES FOR BOLD WOMEN Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, among the world's premier contemporary dance companies, along with honorary event chair Aurora Abella Austriaco, of Valentine Austriaco &Bueschel, P.C.; honorary event chair Pamela Cullerton, wife of Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton; event chair and Hubbard Street board member Karen H. Lennon; and a 17-member host committee, welcomed more than 250 guests to the offices of Baker McKenzie, LLP overlooking Chicago's Millennium Park on Thursday, March 16, 2017 for Hubbard Street's 14th annual Bold Moves for Bold Women event. (more...)

Pop Artist Aleem Releases 'Inside Out' Acoustic Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Pop recording artist and Chicago native ALEEM releases his acoustic music video for 'Inside Out' TODAY, watch the video here. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks' Dinosaur Parody HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS to Stomp Into Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York-based Recent Cutbacks announces the return of its acclaimed theatrical comedy Hold On To Your Butts, a live, shot-for-shot remake of Jurassic Park performed by just two actors and a foley artist, to Chicago for a limited engagement at Donny's Skybox Theater at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave, 4th Floor) April 20 through 23, 2017. (more...)

Kaskade Remixes CID's 'Secrets' Featuring Conrad Sewell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Six-time Grammy¬ģ nominated singer, songwriter and producer KASKADE has unveiled an official remix of CID's 'Secrets' featuring Conrad Sewell. The remix, released today by BigBeat/Atlantic, is available HERE. (more...)

James DeMarco Announces Hockey Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Chicago, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ The Small Saves comic strip was previously published and featured on the Official NHL Hockey website from 2000 2001 and has gone on to success in social media, syndication, and a series of books that appeal to hockey players and hockey fans of all ages. (more...)

Placester Raises $50M in Series D Funding to Simplify Marketing for Real Estate Professionals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Be Still, My Soul' Episode of GREY'S ANATOMY
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On the next episode of GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC titled 'Be Still, My Soul', when Maggie's mom's health deteriorates, the doctors are at odds over how to treat her. (more...)

The New Pornographers Premiere New Song 'Whiteout Conditions'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Critically acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers are premiering the title track off their forthcoming full-length record Whiteout Conditions today. (more...)

Andrew Bird Welcomes Dawes to 'Live From The Great Room'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Andrew Bird welcomes Dawes to his Facebook Live series ¬ďLive from the Great Room¬Ē on Sunday, March 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT. (more...)

International Airline Association Calls for Immediate Solutions to Electronics Ban
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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Melissa Schott Joins All-Star Lineup for Adrienne Arsht Center Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Triple threat Melissa Schott joins a star-studded group of presenters and performers including Gloria Estefan, Chita Rivera, Vanessa Williams, Denyce Graves, Storm Large, Rita Moreno and more at the Adrienne Arsht Center this spring. (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

LZP Productions to Present MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Cutting Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

LZP Productions brings the musical 'Merrily We Roll Along' (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth) to the Cutting Hall Theater, 150 E Wood Street, Palatine, IL, from April 1 through April 9. (more...)

Derek Lee McPhatter to BRING THE BEAT BACK to JACK This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

JACK presents Bring the Beat Back, A Music, Drama and Dance Party by Derek Lee McPhatter, April 21 - 22, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Ten-Time GRAMMY Winner Chaka Khan to Play Brooklyn Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College concludes its 2016-17 season with internationally-acclaimed music icon Chaka Khan on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 7:30pm in a Gala fundraising concert. A ten-time GRAMMY Award-winning artist, she is perhaps best known for her timeless hits 'I'm Every Woman,' 'Feel For You,' and 'Ain't Nobody.' (more...)

City Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with Colman Domingo's WILD WITH HAPPY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

For the penultimate show of the 2016-17 season, City Theatre presents Wild With Happy by Colman Domingo, a magical and madcap comedy about death that will give you life. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Coming to Centaur Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Centaur Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Clybourne Park, written by American playwright, Bruce Norris, from April 4 to 30, 2017. (more...)

TST to Host 9th Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival Opening Night Reception
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Towne Street Theatre, L.A.'s premiere African-American theatre company, is excited to announce the Opening Night Reception for their 9th Annual TST Ten-Minute Play Festival, at the Stella Adler Theatre on April 8th.  Attendees are invited to join the cast and crew in the Stella Adler's Speakeasy for a wine reception, following the Opening Night production. (more...)

ALLEYCAT'S FOLLIES DANCERS & MUSICAL REVUE to Debut at Davenport's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Prop Thtr announced that they are debuting an hour-long variety show, Alleycat's Follies Dancers & Musical Revue, at Davenport's Piano Bar on April 15, 2017. (more...)

New York Comedy Club Introduces The Quarterly Headliner Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

New York Comedy Club has announced a new headliner series to begin Monday, April 3, 2017. (more...)

Aaron's And Progressive Leasing Transform Las Vegas Keystone Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

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SHOCKHEADED PETER and 'NEVERMORE' Slated for Black Button Eyes' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce its 2017-18 season, kicking off in late summer 2017 with the Chicago storefront premiere of SHOCKHEADED PETER, the silly and sinister musical based on Heinrich Hoffmann's popular German children's book The Struwwelpeter. (more...)

House of Yes and Ministry of Sound to Present CANDYLAND with Joey Negro
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

House of Yes and Ministry of Sound present CANDYLAND with disco and house legend Joey Negro on Friday, March 31st. The night is guaranteed to shine a candy-colored glow and transport guests to a world filled with sweet treats, irresistible temptations, and countless candy bites. (more...)

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