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Shefik Named Guest Speaker at the 7th Annual Broadway Sings for Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Media personality Shefik (Executive Producer and Host of the nationally-syndicated radio show, Shefik presents Invocation) has been named guest speaker at the 7th Annual Broadway Sing for Pride charity event, which takes place at The Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium. (more...)

Amy Spanger and Molly Ranson join Line-Up of Weekly Comedy VILLAIN: DEBLANKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

This summer, the fun happens on Wednesday nights -- and it just got funnier with Amy Spanger (July 19) and Molly Ranson (August 16) joining the line-up! (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 6/23 - 7/7 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 6/23 - 7/7, airing on ABC (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Musical Farce FLIES! THE MUSICAL! to Make Concert Debut at Uptown Underground
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

The writing team of Cindy O'Connor and Larry Todd Cousineau have announced a concert presentation of their latest musical, Flies! The Musical! on August 14th, 2017 at 8:00PM at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway, Chicago. This concert production features Musical Direction by Jimmy Morehead and performances by Frankie Leo Bennett, Veronica Garza, Sharreise Hamilton, Ashlee Hardgrave, Luke Meierdiercks, Steven Perkins, Sawyer Smith and Tiffany Tatreau. (more...)

Smithfield's Sultry New Single 'When You're Gone' Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following the groundbreaking success of their acclaimed release “Hey Whiskey”, Country music's hottest duo Smithfield is back with a brand new single entitled “When You're Gone.” (more...)

EBSCO Information Services Announces 2017 EBSCO Solar Grant Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

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Kasey Chambers' e, Critically Acclaimed Double Album 'Dragonfly' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Australian singer-songwriter Kasey Chambers' new double album Dragonfly is out now on Essence/MGM. In support of this, her eleventh studio album, Chambers has added new North American dates to continue her international tour with stops in New York, Chicago, Seattle, Denver and more. See below for the full U.S. tour itinerary. (more...)

Liam Gallagher Debut Solo Album 'As You Were' to Be Released 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

After the sensational reaction to his debut solo track 'Wall of Glass' and the fanatical scenes that accompanied his first solo shows in Ireland and the U.K., Liam Gallagher has announced his eagerly anticipated debut solo album As You Were. (more...)

Slipstream to Host Meisner Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Slipstream is proud to be hosting a two day Meisner Workshop by renowned Chicago Company Green Shirt Studio, taught by Andrew Gallant. (more...)

Jeff Tweedy Album Out Today; Sold Out Festival Begins
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jeff Tweedy's Together At Last is out today on dBpm Records. Recorded at Tweedy's Chicago studio The Loft, the new album features intimate renditions of 11 songs previously released by Wilco and by Tweedy's occasional side projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

311: New Album 'Mosaic' Out Today Via BMG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

311 fans love nothing more than a lot of music from their favorite band. The multi-platinum group deliver 17 songs on their new album MOSAIC--out today, June 23 on BMG--and have just launched their extensive U.S. summer headlining tour. (more...)

Dean Cain Returns as Host of MASTERS OF ILLUSION Season 4, Premiering on The CW 6/30
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain, will return for a fourth season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Chicago's Own Oscar-Winner Common Makes Ravinia Debut with with Taylor Bennett, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Chicago rapper, poet, filmmaker, and actor Common will make his Ravinia debut on Saturday, June 24. Opening the concert will be Grammy-nominated DJ Anthony “Twilite Tone” Khan, followed by rising rap star Taylor Bennett, younger brother of Chance The Rapper. (more...)

The Barn Players Plan Move to Downtown Kansas City in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Barn Players have announced the finalization of their plans to become a flagship tenant at the Arts Asylum. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Lea Delaria Leads Pride Parade Before Her Cabaret Debut at Ravinia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Comedian, actress, and jazz musician Lea Delaria will lead off Chicago's 48th annual Pride Parade, starting at noon Sunday, June 25, at the intersection of Broadway and Montrose, before heading to her Ravinia Festival debut in the Martin Theatre. (more...)

SIMnext and SimCore Partner to Revolutionize Education in Healthcare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

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The Dustbowl Revival with Jim Lauderdale Come to NYC, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Over the past few years, the Dustbowl Revival has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. Critics have proclaimed that this eclectic eight-piece "would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans' French Quarter" (Los Angeles Times) and their "upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear" (L.A. Weekly).  (more...)

Flosstradamus Presents New Single 'How You Gon' Do That' Featuring Cara
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

FLOSSTRADAMUS today (June 23) returns with his new single 'How You Gon' Do That' featuring Cara. It demonstrates another musical direction Flosstradamus (Curt Cameruci) will be taking while still releasing the hard-hitting trap bangers he's become known for. (more...)

Conan O'Brien Returns to Comic Con with All-New Pop! Vinyl Figures from TBS & Funko
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Conan O'Brien will once again be immortalized with a set of four Pop! Vinyl figures to be available this July, when TBS's late-night series CONAN returns to San Diego for Comic-Con(R) International. (more...)

PHOTO: Blue Man Group Made Special Cameo on 2017 NHL Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Local headliner Blue Man Group was featured in a special video presentation Wednesday, June 21 during the 2017 NHL Awards and NHL Expansion Draft presented by T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. During the comedic video, Blue Man Group, along with other local entertainers, showed off their best hockey skills to be “considered” for the new Vegas Golden Knights team. (more...)

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Release New Album 'Murder of the Universe'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Melbourne septet King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - who play a heady combination of psychedelia, prog rock, freakbeat, jazz, heavy metal and Krautrock at a breathless punk pace - have released their new artificial intelligence controlled LP Murder of the Universe today. (more...)

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia to Host First Adult Fan of LEGO Night
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Today, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia announced its first "Adult Fan of LEGO Night" will be held on July 20 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 23rd, 2017 - Powerhouse in Poughkeepsie and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Vassar & New York Stage and Film kicks off its star-studded 2017 Powerhouse season! (more...)

NBC Sports Presents Coverage of 2017 AVP PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR, 6/25
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

NBC Sports Group's coverage of the 2017 AVP PRO BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR continues this Sunday, June 25, from Seattle, Wash., at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. (more...)

David Sabella to Headline THE PHILLIE TRILOGY at 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

David Sabella, who originated the role of Mary Sunshine in the smash-hit revival of Chicago (currently running at the Ambassador Theatre), will head the cast of Doug DeVita's award-winning The Phillie Trilogy, opening July 19 at The Wild Project as part of the 15th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival. (more...)

THE LADIES OF LAUGHTER Come to bergenPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Ladies of Laughter comes to bergenPAC Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 8 p.m. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with Double Feature Fridays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The PIT (Stephen Stout, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their hit film parodies Hold On To Your Butts and Fly, You Fools! for three Double Feature Fridays, starting June 23, 2017. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

BWW Interview: James Hadley Marvels at Directing Spider-Man (A Childhood Super Hero) & His Cohorts
by Gil Kaan - Jun 23, 2017

The national tour of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES lands in Southern California beginning July 7 at STAPLES Center. Enhancing the tale of the Super Heroes' recovery of the Wand of Watoomb from the clutches of Loki and his crew of fellow villains will be massive video projections, advanced special effects, and stunts from aerialists, acrobats and motorcycle riders. We had the chance to catch director James Hadley during a break from his New Orleans rehearsal. (more...)

Alley Cat Theater To Produce PLANK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Alley Cat Theater will present Plank, a new play by John Greiner-Ferris and directed by Megan Schy Gleeson. Plank will open on Saturday, August 26 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts where it will run until Saturday, September 16. (more...)

Actors' Shakespeare Project Announces New Artistic Director Christopher V. Edwards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Actors' Shakespeare Project is excited to announce Christopher V. Edwards as the company's new Artistic Director. (more...)

Colony Theatre Announces Five-Show Series IT'S SHOWTIME!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced It's Showtime!, a new five-show series which features entertainment ranging from concerts to magic to comedy. Said Colony Director of Development Heather Provost, "We are thrilled to be able to offer this kind of programming over the coming months. The series is designed to provide something for arts lovers of all ages." (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, Chicago, and more! (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Hard Working Americans Announce New Album & Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Throughout music history, the breakthrough albums for several legendary artists were live recordings – At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band, Frampton Comes Alive by Peter Frampton, and Alive by KISS. Now four decades later, history seems poised to repeat itself with the release of We're All In This Together, the powerful, new live album by Hard Working Americans. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Akvavit Theatre's HITLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago's Akvavit Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of Rhea Leman's wild black comedy HITLER ON THE ROOF, a play for two clowns starring Amy Gorelow and Jay Torrence. Co-directed by Co-Artistic Director Kirstin Franklin* and Associate Amber Robinson*, HITLER ON THE ROOF will play a limited engagement now through July 9, 2017 at the new Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice in Chicago. The press opening is tonight, June 22, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New Members Elected to OPERA America's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is pleased to announce that seven members have been elected to the organization's Board of Directors. Elections took place during OPERA America's recent Annual Business Meeting, held during Opera Conference 2017 in Dallas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Winner Dick van Dyke Becomes an 'Honorary Lawyer'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke, who won a Tony Award for his role in Bye Bye Birdie, is now an 'honorary lawyer.'  While he never played a lawyer in any of his major TV, film or Broadway roles, he is now among a prestigious group of lawyers and judges who make music together.  Founder-Conductor Gary S. Greene, Esq., an attorney for more than four decades, awarded Van Dyke honorary membership in the Los Angeles Lawyers Philharmonic at the orchestra's 8th Annual Concert Extraordinaire on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at UCLA Royce Hall.  (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

Garth Brooks to Headline First-Ever Concert in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Stadium is bringing Garth Brooks to Atlanta on Thursday, October 12, 2017, for a special concert that will also feature Trisha Yearwood.  The show will be the inaugural concert at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, giving fans the first chance to experience the world-class stadium in a full-stage entertainment format. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC presents HIGH SOCIETY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Theatre Group at SBCC opens the 17/18 season with Cole Porter's sparkling musical, HIGH SOCIETY, July 12-29 in the Garvin Theatre.  (more...)

Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July!  (more...)

First Look: THE HERO WITHIN Brings Veterans' Personal Stories to Life, Extended July 7-8-9 in Santa Monica
by Shari Barrett - Jun 22, 2017

After a sold-out and critically-acclaimed run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in April 2017, CRE Outreach, in partnership with the Veterans Empowerment Theatre, is pleased to announce a one-weekend extension of THE HERO WITHIN, the powerful play which brings 7 local veterans' personal stories to life through an artistic journey that gives voice to the difficulty of transitioning from the war zone back into society as they search for the hero within themselves. The show includes both lighthearted comedy and dramatic moments that will leave audiences on the edge of their seat. (more...)

Teatro Linea de Sombra's AMARILLO to Play Chicago Shakespeare as Part of DESTINOS Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces a World's Stage production in its soon-to-be-completed new venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare: Teatro Linea de Sombra's evocative Amarillo, October 17-29, 2017. Devised by one of Mexico's most celebrated and forward-thinking ensembles and directed by Jorge A. Vargas, Amarillo will be the largest international theatrical event of the inaugural Chicago International Latino Theater Festival - Destinos (d?-stee-noce). (more...)

2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook. (more...)

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