Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Open Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated Author
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2016

A chance meeting at an opening night party changed the career of a young actor. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 30, 2016
by - May 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Composer Wlad Marhulets Wins Inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

The Azrieli Music Project (AMP) is proud to announce that composer Wlad Marhulets is the winner of the inaugural Azrieli Prize in Jewish Music for his Klezmer Clarinet Concerto. Marhulets, who submitted a completed orchestral work on a Jewish theme or subject – along with applicants from around the world – has been granted the second of two $50,000 prizes, which were offered for the first time by the Azrieli Foundation.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: The Behind the Curtain Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend Howard McGillin
by Behind the Curtain - May 29, 2016

Howard McGillin holds the record for the most performances as The Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. But, before he sang The Music Of The Night over 2,000 times, Howard starred in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ANYTHING GOES, and many others! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre Company's CLARENCE DARROW, Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Co-Founder James O'Neil, who became Artistic Director Emeritus last year to develop new works for commercial production as President of Off-Broadway Across America, returns to the Rubicon stage later this month as an actor. Beginning May 25, O'Neil plays one of the most intriguing and controversial characters of 19th- and 20th-century America in David Rintels' compelling one-man play Clarence Darrow. Clarence Darrow began performances on Wednesday, May 25, opened on Saturday, May 28 at 7pm and will continue through Sunday, June 12 at the Rubicon Theatre, 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2016
by - May 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2016
by - May 28, 2016

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

Mu Performing Arts Presents World Premiere of "tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story Of (a filipino) Hulk Hogan"
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

Mu Performing Arts released casting and thematic details today for the World Premiere production of ?tot: THE UNTOLD, YET SPECTACULAR STORY OF ?(a filipino)?HULK HOGAN?, June 17 - 26, 2016, written by playwright ?Victor Maog?and directed by ?Randy Reyes at Park Square Theatre's Boss Thrust Stage. This production is the final play of the 2015?2016 season and marks Mu's 50th World Premiere of new works by Asian American artists and playwrights. (more...)

Maureen Taylor Brings Back Critically Praised 2009 Tribute Show to Songwriter Bob Merrill in NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room, 7/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

In 2009 and 2010, opera singer turned cabaret performer Maureen Taylor staged a cabaret show tribute to Bob Merrill's music at the Metropolitan Room in New York and critics raved. Six years later, on July 13 at 7 pm, Maureen Taylor will reprise her highly praised show, Taylor Made: Bob Merrill, at the Metropolitan Room in cabaret's hottest monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, produced by Stephen Hanks (with Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD, Associate Producer). Taylor's Musical Director is Matt Castle on piano, with Joe Brent on guitar, mandolin, and violin. Her special guest performer is two-time MAC Award winner Rev. Yolanda (Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes). (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/28/2016
by - May 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/28/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Samantha Barks Premieres 'Troublemaker' From Debut Album
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2016

The star from the film version of LES MISERABLES and the world premiere musical AMELIE is set for a June concert tour. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/27/2016 - PAINT YOUR WAGON, Leslie Odom, Jr., ANASTASIA and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 27, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The New York City Center Encores! cast recording of Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON comes out today. Plus Leslie Odom, Jr. and Martin Short will be visiting THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and ANASTASIA opens tonight at Hartford Stage! (more...)

Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy Release Debut LP 'Songs From The Garage' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Today Jim Breuer has released his first musical full-length, Songs From The Garage, via Metal Blade Records. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Jessica DiGiovanni
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Jessica DiGiovanni, who stars as 'Carol' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Title Track from Upcoming Album 'The Getaway' Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Today, Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers release the title track from their upcoming new album The Getaway, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on June 17th. (more...)

The Mx Group Named One of Illinois' Best Places to Work for Third Year Running
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Theo Ubique Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Theo Ubique's upcoming season, announced today by Artistic Director Fred Anzevino (left), will include four productions of critically acclaimed works that are likely to be new to most Chicago audiences. The season will begin on September 23rd with the Chicago premiere of a 2015 Drama Desk nominee for Outstanding Musical - the off-Broadway hit Fly by Night, to be directed by Anzevino with music direction by Jeremy Ramey (below left). It will be followed in December by the Chicago premiere of Honky Tonk Angels - a book musical by Always... Patsy Cline writer Ted Swindley incorporating some of country music's greatest hits into a story of three women who form a country music singing trio. (more...)

Lewis Del Mar to Join Borns On Tour This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lewis Del Mar will join BØRNS on tour this summer and have also confirmed select dates supporting Glass Animals. See full itinerary below and visit (more...)

MY FAIR LADY Begins 6/4 at Light Opera Works
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Lerner and Loewe's Broadway classic MY FAIR LADY, with 28-piece orchestra, will be staged by Light Opera Works at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 4 through 12. (more...)

California Court of Appeal Rules Arbitration Agreement Unenforceable...
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Bass Player Extraordinaire Stu Hamm Brings His Rock Experience to U.S This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

STU HAMM has been THE go-to bass player for the world's great musicians. Time spent playing with Steve Vai and Joe Satriani has cemented his place among the greats and gave HAMM the platform to display his pioneering bass techniques to adoring crowds worldwide. (more...)

BWW Fitness News: 23rd Annual 'Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run' Kicks Off, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Chicago, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ More than 4,000 people are expected to participate in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, June 5 - National Cancer Survivors Day. One of the nation's largest cancer survivorship events, the celebration brings cancer survivors, families and friends together with the physicians, scientists and health professionals who support them in a tribute to cancer survivors and the breakthroughs being made in cancer treatment and research. Participants will have the option of joining a non-competitive walk or a chip-timed 5K along the lakefront. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Play The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

THE ACCLAIMED West End production of Guys And Dolls is coming to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. (more...)

BWW Fitness News: Dallas Companies Launch Fit Company Challenge
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On May 14, 2016 participants from companies located in the Dallas area took part in the Fit Company Challenge, a corporate wellness event hosted by the Fit Company Institute providing area companies an opportunity to show the importance of living a fit and healthy lifestyle. Participants worked in teams of 3 to 4 towards completing a variety of fitness stations tailored to challenge the team member's current fitness level and earn points towards their company's overall score. (more...)

Houston Symphony Adds Second FINAL FANTASY Concert to Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Houston Symphony announced today an additional performance of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The second performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. the same day. (more...)

Charlotte d'Amboise Will Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise in a special return engagement as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, June 6. One of the most celebrated members of the worldwide Chicago family, d'Amboise holds the record for having played Roxie Hart more than any other actress in the history of the production -- more than 2,500 performances on Broadway and the road combined to date. (more...)

Bay Street Theater to Host A CONVERSATION WITH JOEL GREY
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce A CONVERSATION WITH JOEL GREY, June 11 at 5 pm. Tickets are $20 and available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm. The Box Office will be open 7 days a week beginning Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Hannah Georgas' RIDEBACK Premieres at Nerdist, New Album out 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Hannah Georgas' new song “Rideback” premiered yesterday at Nerdist and can now be streamed/shared via SoundCloud and purchased at iTunes. Of the track, the site praises, “'Rideback' opens in gorgeous fanfare. Myriad horns wax and wane in shifting harmonies before Georgas' questioning vocal cuts through.” (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Bebe Neuwirth, and More Celebrate with BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE on 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Monday, June 20, 2016, non for profit BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE will premiere their 6th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan! This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special celebrity guests and more! The show will honor the Tyler Clementi Foundation and AIDS pioneer and activist Ruth Coker Burks. Broadway Sings for Pride, is a multiple award-wining is a non-for-profit organization that brings together Broadway talent, activists and celebrities to educate the public, raise awareness of the needs of LGBTQ youth, and support these young people so that they may reach their full potential. (more...)

Trustwave Named Best Payment Card Industry Compliance Provider
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jaime Camil as CHICAGO's Billy Flynn!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Check out a first look at Camil in costume below! (more...)

The Dan Ryan's Psychedelic Debut Album Streaming in Full via PureVolume
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Today, The Dan Ryan's swirling psychedelic self-titled debut is streaming in full via PureVolume. The Austin-based project of Nathan Dixey is also the first official release of Venice, CA label Cosmic Dreamer Music. (more...)

Summer Cannibals Make National TV Debut, 'Full Of It' LP Out Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Today, Portland rock band Summer Cannibals release their 3rd full-length LP, Full Of It, on the legendary independent label Kill Rock Stars. (more...)

WE ARE BASEBALL: Baseball Hall of Fame Tour to Begin Multi-Year Journey on July 3
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?The Kennedy Center today announced R&B singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. will replace Michael Buble as the headline talent for its upcoming Spring Gala, How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Due to required vocal cord surgery, Buble has withdrawn from this performance. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Theatre of Chicago's SPINNING
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

 Irish Theatre of Chicago concludes its 2015-16 Season with the U.S premiere of Deirdre Kinahan's probing drama SPINNING, directed by Joanie Schultz, playing May 25 - July 3, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at www.irishtheatreofChicago.org. The press opening is Friday, May 27 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Supertramp Legend Carl Verheyen & Band to Tour North American Summer 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Carl Verheyen, recognized as “One of the World's Top 10 Guitarists” by Guitar Magazine and “One of the Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” by Classic Rock magazine, as well as guitarist for music legends Supertramp, will bring his three-member Carl Verheyen Band on a June tour of North America (more...)

SilverSun Technologies Announces Management Change at SWK Technologies
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Jon Heidtke to Direct Learfield's Transformative Texas A&M Partnership
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

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Outer Spaces Release Official Video for 'Born Enemy' via Brooklyn Vegan
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Baltimore, MD's Outer Spaces is releasing their new album, A Shedding Snake, today with Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

2nd Annual RED NOSE DAY Raises Over $31.5M for Kids in Need
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

Thursday, May 26, 2016 marked the second annual Red Nose Day in the US, raising more than $31.5 million to help children in need in the U.S. and in some of the poorest communities around the world. (more...)

Quaker' Helps Make Mornings A Breeze With Overnight Oats
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For many, the fast-approaching summer months are hectic, and a simple, quick yet satisfying breakfast recipe is essential in the morning. That's why The Quaker Oats Company, a subsidiary of PepsiCo, Inc., is encouraging fans to explore the deliciousness of overnight oats a cool, convenient way to help start the day off right. (more...)

Out Of The Box And Into The Bag: Russell Stover Launches Everyday Line Of Chocolates Featuring Beloved Classics And New Snackable Treats
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Summer's Calling at Smith & Wollensky
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Enjoy all the flavors of the season at any of Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group's (SWRG) seven iconic locations with mouth-watering new summer offerings. Corporate Executive Chef, Matt King, presents a redesigned menu celebrating the classic American steakhouse highlighting a selection of signature USDA Prime classic cuts and chops, premium seafood, and a variety of new embellishments for a unique, dining experience. (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD) in Glen Ellyn, is pleased to announce the 2016 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. Programming runs July 14-Aug. 26 and includes a Friday evening Pop Music Series, a Thursday evening Jazz Concert Series and Thursday evening Family Movie Series. Parking is always free. (more...)

Stone Soup Shakespeare Now Touring THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Through 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Stone Soup Shakespeare, under the artistic direction of Julia Stemper, is touring The Comedy of Errors throughout the Midwest through June 12, bringing Shakespeare for free to community parks. Director Eric Mercado sets this year's production in the world of a late 19th century traveling circus, complete with clowns, funhouse mirrors, and a ringmaster. (more...)

American Blues Theater Extends LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, American Blues Theater has again extended Little Shop of Horrors, the comedic rock musical with book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, directed by Jonathan Berry, and music direction by Ensemble member Austin Cook. Little Shop of Horrors now runs through July 31, 2016 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets to Little Shop of Horrors extension (July 1-31) are on sale Monday, May 31 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by phone at 773-404-7336 or online at www.americanbluestheater.com.  Tickets for the regular run are on sale now. (more...)

BWW TV: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn, Jaime Camil, on Stepping Into Broadway's Long-Running Hit
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel, and BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand. Below, find out what the Latin superstar had to say about joining the production, returning to Broadway and more! (more...)

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