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Bert Wheeler Theatre (New York, NY)
250 West 43rd Street

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Based on the play The Playboy of the Western World by J. M. Synge

BWW Review: LIDLESS provides dark drama at Horse Head Theatre Co.
by Brett Cullum - Jun 6, 2016

This is a production that should be sought out by theatre patrons wanting something a little more powerful than a simple musical or another romantic comedy. LIDLESS is a play that looks at the darkest and lightest parts of our culture and our souls. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, July 18, 2016
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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, July 11, 2016
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Bid For Dinner For Two With Tony/Emmy-Winner Tyne Daly, Support The Actors Fund
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers dinner with the great star of television's 'Cagney and Lacey' and Broadway's GYPSY. (more...)

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival to Present Free 'ShakeScenes' This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival is proud to present ShakeScenes, free performances of Shakespeare's "greatest hits," on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. at Notre Dame's historic Washington Hall. (more...)

Central City Opera to Kick Off Summer Festival with BALLAD OF BABY DOE, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Denver, Colo. (June 29, 2016)—Central City Opera opens its 2016 summer festival with Douglas Moore'sThe Ballad of Baby Doe, running in repertory from July 9 through August 6, in the historic 550-seat opera house in Central City. (more...)

Actors Shakespeare Company to Celebrate Alexander Hamilton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Actors Equity professional Actors Shakespeare Company, in residence at the historic Snyder Academy in Elizabeth, New Jersey will participate in the 'Celebrate Hamilton' festival by offering a free staged reading of AT LIBERTY HALL, by New Jersey playwright James Christy on Friday, July 8 at 8pm at The Snyder Academy. In AT LIBERTY HALL, the lives of contemporary high schooler Cristian Rosario and future founding father Alexander Hamilton intertwine across 350 years. Through a letter-writing friendship, they each begin their paths toward adulthood. (more...)

Nothing Fishy About THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Court This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Court Theatre is mixing something old with something new in a fun reinterpretation of the classic children's fable THE LITTLE MERMAID, running 13-23 July 2016 as part of KidsFest 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/29/2016 - EUGENIUS! in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 29, 2016

Today's big news: Warwick Davis and more lead EUGENIUS! in London tonight, and Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR hits the recording studio! (more...)

Breaking News: Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton & Caroline O'Connor Will Reprise Roles in ANASTASIA on Broadway; Opens in April at the Broadhurst!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Producers Stage Entertainment USA, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky) and Tom Kirdahy Productions (It's Only A Play, The Visit) announce today the new musical, Anastasia, will open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The company will be led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton and Caroline O'Connor in the roles they originated at Hartford Stage. Additional casting will be announced soon. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present Pulitzer Prize Winner WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?Quiara Alegria Hudes' hauntingly beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful is set to have its New Jersey Premiere at Premiere Stages, the professional Equity Theatre at Kean University. (more...)

ODC to Welcome RAWdance for World Premiere of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, 7/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

ODC Theater will present RAWdance in the world premiere of Double Exposure, a series of 12 duets each choreographed by a different West Coast choreographer or choreographic team. Artistic Directors Ryan T. Smith and Wendy Rein are the evening's sole performers in an event they're calling 'the ultimate duet.' Double Exposure runs July 28 - 30, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 - $45, and may be purchased online at odcdance.org/tickets or by phone at 415.863.9834. (more...)

They Can't Take That Away... AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Sets Broadway Closing; Looks Ahead to U.S. Tour, London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Just announced, the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris will close on Sunday, January 1, 2017. Since the first performance at Broadway's Palace Theatre on March 13, 2015, An American in Paris will have played 719 regular performances and 29 previews. (more...)

Cut 'FOOTLOOSE' at SCERA Shell This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

It's summer and a great time to be footloose and fancy-free. Well, the audience must supply its own version of fancy free, but the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre can provide the footloose factor when one of the most explosive movie musicals of all time - "Footloose" - takes to the live stage July 1-16. (more...)

Bryant Park Presents to Host ACCORDIONS AROUND THE WORLD This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Bryant Park Presents, an outdoor performing arts series with over 50 free events, announces the lineup of Accordions Around the World, a weekly series that regularly features over 75 accordionists - as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina and harmonium-players of different musical genres - performing in various locations around Bryant Park. (more...)

East Coast Premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK to Open This Fall at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant will present the East Coast premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK, a new musical with book, lyrics and music by Michael Antin, and directed by Jim Blanchette. (more...)

11th Annual Henry Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Colorado Theatre Guild's 11th Annual Henry Awards will take place Monday, July 18, 2016 at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in Parker, Colorado. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with cocktails and the awards ceremony will begin at 7 p.m., followed by an after-party. Tickets are $23 for CTG members (limit 2 per person online with the code Henry2016), $30 non-members or $50 VIP. Tickets go on sale June 20 through the PACE Center website, parkerarts.org, or by calling the box office at 303-805-6800.  (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, July 4, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2016

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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, June 27, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2016

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KINKY BOOTS to Donate Portion of Pride Performance Proceeds to Families, Victims of Orlando Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig have announced today that the hit musical Kinky Boots will donate a portion of all proceeds from tickets sold to the Sunday, June 26th Pride weekend performance to benefit the Our Fund Foundation, which promotes a culture of philanthropy by uniting donors with organizations supporting the LGBT community in Southern Florida, to help the victims and families of the recent Orlando tragedy. (more...)

TRUTH SLASH FICTION TV Pilot with Matt Doyle to Premiere at SeriesFest
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

On Thursday June 23rd, Truth Slash Fiction, a television pilot about a group of high schoolers who write gay erotic fan fiction about their favorite boyband will make its premiere at SeriesFest in Denver. The pilot features original pop music, fantasy sequences and performances by Broadway favorites Matt Doyle, Daniel Quadrino and Tony-winner Cady Huffman, among others. (more...)

Jazzercise CEO and Founder Judi Sheppard Missett to Attend First State of Women Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

On Tuesday, June 14th, Jazzercise, Inc. CEO and Founder, Judi Sheppard Missett will be attending the first ever State of Women Summit in Washington, D.C. hosted by theunitedstateofwomen.org. Judi is one of 5,000 out of over 10,000 nominated leaders in today's community who have been selected to attend the gathering to accompany female icons including Oprah Winfrey, Tina Fey, Christy Turlington and Kerry Washington. The group will convene alongside thousands of influential women in discussing important issues and action plans to continue moving forward with bridging the gap on gender inequality. Judi, who is thrilled to be in attendance with such impactful and strong women from across the globe, was chosen to attend for her role in the community for empowering and inspiring women to become business owners. 'I am delighted to be chosen to attend such a meaningful assembly with powerful women around the world, to continue to work on making an impact on opportunities for women in fitness and beyond,' states Judi. The convention features an A-list collection of organizers and supporters including President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, The White House and The White House Council on Women and Girls, the Department of State, the Department of Labor, and others. The summit aims to mark the progress made by and for women and girls both domestically and internationally, and to discuss solutions for the existing challenges that are still faced today. This important day will consist of panels and breakout sessions on topics of economic empowerment, health and wellness, educational opportunity, violence against women, entrepreneurship and innovation, and leadership and civic engagement. Experts, advocates, thought leaders, activists, community leaders, and grassroots and business leaders who work in both domestic and international arenas will gather to highlight key issues affecting women and girls and best practices to carry on into the future. Scheduled for Tuesday evening, where you can view via LiveStream, FLOTUS will sit down with cultural icon Oprah Winfrey to address questions and have a conversation about the progress achieved for women throughout their lifetimes, and personal challenges they faced and overcame. About Judi Sheppard Missett Judi Sheppard Missett started the fitness revolution that became Jazzercise. Today-more than 45 years later-Jazzercise is one of the world's leading dance fitness companies. A seriously inspiring, award-winning, find-your-passion-and-live-it CEO, Judi runs Jazzercise, teaches classes, continually evolves the Jazzercise method, travels extensively as a guest presenter, writes as a featured blogger for Huffington Post, manages a 260-person corporate team and oversees more than 8,300+ franchisees teaching 32,000+ classes weekly worldwide. Together with her Jazzercise instructors, she has helped raise over $28 million for a wide range of charitable organizations. Judi's honors include Lifetime Achievement Awards from the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, induction into the Enterprising Women Hall of Fame, the President's Award from the Women Presidents' Organization and the Committee of 200's Entrepreneurial Champion Luminary Award. (more...)

Detroit Creative Corridor Center Launches Detroit City of Design Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

A few days ago, the Detroit Creative Corridor Center launched the Detroit City of Design Initiative at the Museum of Contemporary Art to a crowd of almost 200 Detroit business, philanthropic, and community leaders. This 10-year initiative further amplifies Detroit's designation as the only U.S. UNESCO City of Design. (more...)

Lamb's Players to Exit Horton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

LAMB'S PLAYERS THEATRE has announced that after eight years as the resident company managing the Horton Grand Theatre it will end its tenure there after July 17th. (more...)

Fiction Author Jim Rubart Wins Book of the Year at 2016 Christy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ HarperCollins Christian Publishing (HCCP) congratulates Thomas Nelson fiction author Jim Rubart on winning Book of the Year at the 2016 Christy Awards for his novel, 'The Five Times I Met Myself.' The Christy Advisory Board presented the awards online on June 27, 2016 at ChristyAwards.com. (more...)

City Central Opera Announces Programming for 2016 Summer Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Mozart's The Impresario—  (July 27 & August 3 in Central City; July 28 in Boulder) John Musto's Later the Same Evening— (July 28 in Colorado Springs; July 30 at the Denver Art Museum; August 5 in Central City Denver, Colo. (July 7, 2016)—Central City Opera complements its two mainstage productions this summer with two one-act operas—Mozart's The Impresario and John Musto's Later the Same Evening—performed in smaller venues in Central City and in creative spaces in Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Denver. Both of these shorter operas are performed by members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program. (more...)

Central City Opera's 2016 Summer Festival to Feature Two One-Act Pieces
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Central City Opera complements its two mainstage productions this summer with two one-act operas-Mozart's The Impresario and John Musto's Later the Same Evening-performed in smaller venues in Central City and in creative spaces in Colorado Springs, Boulder, and Denver. Both of these shorter operas are performed by members of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Artists Training Program. (more...)

Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle to Don KINKY BOOTS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots this summer. (more...)

ULTIMATE MAN! Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) presents ULTIMATE MAN! a new colorful adventure with comic overtones with a book by Jane Edith Wilson & Charles Abbott, music By Alastair William King, and lyrics by Paul Gambaccini, Alastair William King & Jane Edith Wilson. Charles Abbott directs a cast of six including Gayle Samuels, Douglas Ladnier, Alan Gillespie, Michael Glavan, Joyah Love Spangler and Sidney Fischer. ULTIMATE MAN! is an official selection of the 2016 New York Musical Festival and is being staged at The Pearl Theatre, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 10th and 11th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from July 19-26, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/28/2016 - 7/5/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/28/2016 - 7/5/2016. (more...)

Directors Announced for WaterTower Theatre's 2016-17 Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Gregory Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced the directors for the upcoming 2016-2017 WaterTower Theatre Main Stage Season in The Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre.   Directing the season opener, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash (October 7- 30, 2016) is B.J. Cleveland with Musical Direction by Sonny Franks.  Next up, the regional premiere of Silent Sky (January 20-February 12, 2017) will be directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi.  The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens, and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord (April 14-May 7, 2017) will be directed by Emily Scott Banks.  Rene Moreno will return to direct Native Gardens (June 2- 25, 2017). Sunday in the Park With George (July 28-August 20, 2017) will be directed by Terry Martin, with Musical Direction by Jeff Lankov. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, August 15, 2016
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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, August 8, 2016
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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, August 1, 2016
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Photo Coverage: Broadway Comes Out to Celebrate FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Just last night, Broadway's best came out for a special screening of Florence Foster Jenkins. Hosted by Colman Domingo, Cynthia Erivo, Patina Miller, Matthew Morrison, and Max von Essen, the evening celebrated Paramount's new film, which hits theatres on August 12. (more...)

Breaking News: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Moves Up Final Bow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After last month's announcement that the Tony Award-winning musical An American in Paris would close on January 1, 2017 at Broadway's Palace Theatre, the musical's producers have just confirmed an earlier closing date. (more...)

CBS 24/7 Digital Streaming News Service Sets Viewership Record
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

CBSN, CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage, set a new weekly viewership record from Sunday, July 17 through Saturday, July 23 (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDOL Star Kara DioGuardi Visits Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kara DioGuardi of AMERICAN IDOL fame visited Broadway's KINKY BOOTS last night - check out photos of her with the cast below! (more...)

THE LAST ROMANCE Theater Fundraiser at The Barth Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

"The Last Romance," written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Christy Montour-Larson, is the ninth annual summer theater fundraiser for Senior Housing Options (SHO), a non-profit organization providing quality affordable housing and services for 500 adults in Colorado.  The production is SHO's major -- and only -- annual fundraiser and builds on the success of past runs such as "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" (2015), "On Golden Pond" (2014), "Steel Magnolias" (2013), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (2012). (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, August 8, 2016
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Media Alert: Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2016, October 16-20, in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

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CBS News Launches New Apple TV App with Exclusive User Interface
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

CBS News today launched a new Apple TV app designed exclusively for tvOS, featuring an impressive user interface that spotlights CBSN's always-on, original streaming news coverage and curated video playlists. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, August 1, 2016
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Scoop: MOM on CBS - Monday, July 25, 2016
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ODC Theatre Adds Sunday Show for RAWdance; World Premiere of DOUBLE EXPOSURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

ODC Theater is proud to present RAWdance in the world premiere of Double Exposure, a series of 12 duets each choreographed by a different West Coast choreographer or choreographic team. Artistic Directors Ryan T. Smith andWendy Rein are the evening's sole performers in an event they're calling 'the ultimate duet.' Double Exposure runs July 28 - 31, Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 - $45, and may be purchased online at odcdance.org/tickets or by phone at 415.863.9834. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Christopher Wheeldon Set for Reddit AMA This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

In celebration of Bastille Day, Tony Award-winning AN AMERICAN IN PARIS director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will be featured on Reddit.com's "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) on Thursday, July 14 at 12:00pm EST. Mr. Wheeldon will be standing by on www.Reddit.com and available to answer questions about the hit musical and his body of work in the dance world. The hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is now playing at the Palace Theatre (47th Street and 7th Avenue). (more...)

Glue Networks Introduces the First Multi-Vendor Software Defined Network Orchestration Platform Delivering Automation of Enterprise Networks from the Data Center across t
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

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Candlelight Dinner Playhouse to Present THE WIZARD OZ, 7/21-9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is proud to present the Royal Shakespeare Company version of 'The Wizard of Oz' by Frank Baum with book adaptation by John Kane and with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.  This adaptation follows the famous MGM musical the closest of any stage adaptation.  This production is the last show of Candlelight's award-winning Season 8 and plays July 21 through September 11, 2016. (more...)

Sitewire Launches New Performance Marketing Agency, Tailwind
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

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