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Photo Flash: First Look at Teen Academy's URINETOWN at Amas Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre's The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL, a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Mark Hollman and book Greg Kotis about a dystopian future where water is worth its weight in gold. Winner of three Tony Awards, it is a side-splitting satire of greed, love and revolution...and musicals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Netflix Announces New Comedy Series DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, Based on Justin Simien Indie Film
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading internet TV network, will bring exclusively to global members DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a comedy series based on writer/director/producer Justin Simien's critically-acclaimed, Sundance award-winning satirical indie film. (more...)

CBS's 48 HOURS is Saturday's No. 1 Prime Program with Viewers
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

48 HOURS: BLOOD IN THE SAND” was Saturday's #1 prime program with viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for April 30. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

GRINCH Open Call Auditions in Nashville 5/11
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

OPEN CALLS in NASHVILLE, TN: Sit Down Production at the Grand Ole Opry House of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical; Seeking Adults, Male and Female, Ages 18 and up (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 5 performances of David Ives' THE HEIR APPARENT, a masterful reinvigoration of Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT now plays through May 22nd (added performances: Tuesday, May 17, 7pm; Thursday, May 19, 8pm; Friday, May 20, 8pm; Saturday, May 21, 8pm; Sunday, May 22, 2pm) at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Waukesha Civic Theatre to Present FAWLTY TOWERS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents FAWLTY TOWERS, running June 3-19, 2016. (more...)

Final Tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in Melbourne Released
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Opening to thunderous applause on Saturday night, the splash-hit West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is now playing at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre with final tickets released today. Hailed by critics and audiences alike, this extraordinary production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN starring the charming and charismatic Adam Garcia, Jack Chambers, Gretel Scarlett and Erika Heynatz is playing in Melbourne until July 2 and is not to be missed. (more...)

Alan Alda to Narrate Mozart Concert and More at 2016 Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

This summer, the 33rd season of Long Island's longest-running classical music festival comprises 13 concerts from July 31 to August 28, featuring the signature mix of renowned and up-and-coming artists and classic and new music that has made it one of the most noteworthy summer music festivals in the country. (more...)

BWW Review: Feel-Good KINKY BOOTS at The 5th Avenue Theatre is Fun-Filled and Fabulous
by Amelia Reynolds - May 2, 2016

Picture it: New York City; the year, 2002. A wide-eyed, Broadway first timer awaiting her first celebrity signature after a production of 'Hairspray' felt a deep connection with the raspy-voiced actor when he looked me dead in the eye and apologized for his dry sharpie. With one 'Darling, I'm so sorry,' I felt connected to something that felt so distant to me before. I was probably the only 10-year-old at my elementary school who was a Harvey Fierstein fan (specifically for 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and 'La Cage aux Folle'). Little did I know that at that exact moment, my love for Broadway would be inextricably linked to my love for drag, so a drag production based on a book written by Harvey Fierstein should be a no-brainer. Throw in a score written by Cindy Lauper and you have a show that had far to fall for me if done incorrectly. Thankfully, 'Kinky Boots' at The 5th Avenue Theatre was as fabulous as I hoped it would be. (more...)

VIDEO: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES' Christina Bianco's Hilarious MARY POPPINS DIVA MEDLEY
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

Filmed live at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Bianco sings a medley of Sherman Brothers classics as Barbra Streisand, Britney Spears, Idina Menzel, Liza Minnelli and many more. (more...)

Obioma Ugoala to Play 'Smokey Robinson' in London's MOTOWN; Show Extends to Autumn 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

MOTOWN is getting a new Smokey! Not only that, but the Daily Mail writes that the West End production of Motown the Musical is extending through October 2017. Obioma Ugoala will join the cast as 'Smokey Robinson' starting July 4, 2016. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement Today
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Opens 'the Alice'; Dael Orlandersmith Named Artist in Residence
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Welcome to 'the Alice.' Today, Goodman Theatre opens its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a new addition that exponentially expands the theater's ability to use its practice of art as education in service of positive social change in Chicago. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Playwrights' Lab Set for June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Eight plays will be presented on each day of the Spring Playwrights Festival at the studio of WOMR Radio (494 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA). (more...)

Katie Mariko Murray and Tim Quartier to Star in Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

The Marlowe Theatre to Take MOBILE on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Mobile is an inventive and intimate show about class, family, aspiration and belonging. For an audience of just nine people at a time, it is based on personal testimonies collected in community workshops . (more...)

Road to Opening Week 13: Matt Armet on 2 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - May 16, 2016

Our previews are coming along very well. We've been continuing to rehearse, always in an effort to improve on what we've done before. Our houses keep getting bigger and everyone seems to love the show. (more...)

Wienerschnitzel Featured on 100th Episode of 'Undercover Boss,' Sunday, May 22 on CBS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

IRVINE, CA - Wienerschnitzel, Home of America's Favorite Chili Dog, is proud to announce that its CEO, Cindy Galardi Culpepper, will appear on the 100th episode of the CBS hit series "Undercover Boss." The episode, which follows Culpepper's journey as she works alongside restaurant crew members, will air at 9:00 - 10:00 p.m. PT/ET on Sunday, May 22, on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Accomplice Announces New Adventures in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Accomplice, an interactive theater group that blends the fun of a scavenger hunt with smart improvisational theater for a one of a kind experience, announces two new shows for the summer season. Beginning June 2016, tourists and native New Yorkers alike will be able to experience The Quest for the Seven Teeth, a children's experience through Central Park; and The Quest for the Missing Slipper, a ladies night out based on the Cinderella fairy tale. For a limited time, show-goers can take advantage of special pricing during three previews for each show on select dates in the month of June, with a cost of $40 for the children's experience and $70 for the ladies night out experience. (more...)

Cast Announced for Fiddlehead's SHOW BOAT at Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, announced today the cast of Show Boat, the company's first production in partnership with the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston. Show Boat will run for twelve performances from June 22-July 3, 2016. Co-Directed by Fofonoff and Stephens, Show Boat will feature a cast of 50 starring seasoned international and off-Broadway performers including Kim Corbett (West Side Story, Les Miserables) as Magnolia Hawks, Jeremiah James (The Fantasticks) as Gaylord Ravenal, Lindsay Roberts (The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess) as Queenie, and Brian Kinnard (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story) as Joe. Show Boat is Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's epic of life on the Mississippi River with some of the most beautiful and influential music ever written for the stage including 'Ol'Man River,' 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man' and 'Bill.' Show Boat will be choreographed by Wendy Hall, with a 27-piece live orchestra under the direction of Charles Peltz. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT Raises the Bar at Downriver Actors Guild
by Anton Anderssen - May 12, 2016

Now on stage at Downriver Actors Guild in Wyandotte is the exuberant musical Camelot. Filled with spectacular color, easy to love tunes, graceful and festive costumes, Camelot has a forbidden love story iconic of the Middle Ages. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Supports Gabrielle's Angel Foundation with Denise Rich & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Denise Rich, co-founder of Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, and singer Chloe Jane co-hosted a fundraising event last night with SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL on Broadway. Cancer survivors and their families joined supporters of the Foundation to enjoy a pre-show reception at The Palm in Times Square, followed by attending a performance of the show and post-show talkback with the kids who star in the show and actress Mamie Parris from the cast. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Vet Diana DeGarmo Will Join THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora will welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes!  From May 25th through July 31st, Diana will play the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   Degarmo says, "I am excited and honored for the chance to sing the music of the iconic women I grew up idolizing, alongside three fabulous and funny gals in The Marvelous Wonderettes. We are gonna have one heck on a time and y'all won't want to miss it!" (more...)

Photo Flash: 'FIDDLER' and SHE LOVES ME Casts Celebrate Sheldon Harnick with RIDE OF FAME
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Today was a very special day for the Broadway community and one that Sheldon Harnick will never forget. The RIDE OF FAME teamed up with the City of New York and the casts of Tony-nominated shows FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and SHE LOVES ME to present lyrical legend Harnick with another curtain call to celebrate his career and upcoming Lifetime Achievement Tony Award at the young age of 92. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Review: Christina Bianco Featured In THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

Roger Bean's salute to girl-group pop of the 50s and 60s returns to Off-Broadway (more...)

ACEDS New England Chapter re-launches with expanded charter and new board
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

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BWW Review: Long-Legged LYNDA CARTER is a 'Wonder' As a Singer in Jazz at Lincoln Center Concert
by Victoria Ordin - May 1, 2016

The twilight view of Central Park in all its springtime lushness set a perfect mood for Lynda Carter's show Long Legged Woman last Saturday night (April 23) at the Appel Room, which ran for two nights as part of the Jazz at Lincoln Center series. With her all-star Nashville crew, whose members have between them played on hundreds of albums (including dozens of gold records), the star best known for her iconic TV portrayal of 'Wonder Woman' performed an ambitious set covering six musical genres: pop, rock, country, Texas swing, jazz, and blues. (more...)

Netflix Orders Full Season of MARVEL'S THE PUNISHER; Jon Bernthal to Reprise Role
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Netflix has ordered a full first season of MARVEL'S THE PUNISHER continuing their unprecedented collaboration with Marvel Television. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrates Opening Night with Christina Bianco and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The Marvelous Wonderettes are back! The long-running Off-Broadway hit musical celebrated its opening night at New York's Theatre Row last night, April 28th. The show, featuring such classic fifties and sixties hits as 'Lollipop,' 'Dream Lover,' 'Stupid Cupid,' 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,' and 'It's My Party,' stars Christina Bianco as Missy, Kathy Brier as Suzy, Jenna Leigh Green as Cindy Lou, and Sally Schwab as Betty Jean. Laura Woyasz also stars as the 'Wonderstudy'. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! Photos by Jason Russo (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Ashley Tepper & More to Judge 2016 Joci Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Celebrity judges for the 2016 Joci Awards include director/producer and actors from stage television and film. (more...)

Michael Lasser, Cindy Miller and Alan Jones to Celebrate Lyrics of Sheldon Harnick at NY Society Library
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

A concert celebrating the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, with narration by Michael Lasser and performances by Cindy Miller and Alan Jones, is slated for Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 3 PM at The New York Society Library, 53 East 79th Street. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Saturday, April 30, 2016
by - Apr 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on Saturday, April 30, 2016! (more...)

THE SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN to Play Benefit Show at Black Ensemble Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and Executive Director Jackie Taylor announces a special benefit event to include a one night-only performance of THE SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN, written and directed by Jackie Taylor. (more...)

Her Universe & Hot Topic Team Up for New STAR WARS Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Groundbreaking fangirl fashion company and lifestyle brand, Her Universe, and leading specialty retailer, Hot Topic, announced today an all-new Star Wars: The Force Awakens fashion collection featuring dresses, cardigans, jackets and leggings available only at select Hot Topic stores and online at HotTopic.com. The Force Awakens-inspired line features designs by the winners of last year's Her Universe 'Geek Couture' Fashion Show held at Comic-Con International in San Diego where finalists Leetal Platt and Kelly Cercone wowed the audience with their original, handmade creations on the runway and took top honors at the event. As part of the grand prize, Platt and Cercone were rewarded the exciting professional opportunity to design an exclusive Star Wars fashion collection with Her Universe founder, Ashley Eckstein, for Hot Topic. To celebrate the hit film, The Force Awakens, and this brand new collection, Her Universe and Hot Topic have gone all out to create dynamic, stylish, high-quality fashions to awaken any fangirl's geeky wardrobe. (more...)

ViralGains Appoints Yahoo Veteran Cindy Brown as Chief Revenue Officer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Giving Back Is Beautiful
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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TDS Announces Hacker Alert for Mobile Devices
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

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Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT Extends Run at Barrow Street Theatre Into The Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producers The National Theatre of Great Britain's North American wing, Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian, Tom Wirtshafter, and Patrick Daly announced today the critically acclaimed hit off-Broadway play The Effect, by Lucy Prebble, directed by David Cromer, has been extended by popular demand through Sunday, September 4th. For more information, visit www.BarrowStreetTheatre.com (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 11, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 11, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: COOPER BARRETT'S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE on FOX - Saturday, April 30, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on COOPER BARRETT’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE, airing on FOX on Saturday, April 30, 2016! (more...)

The Civilians to Host 15th Anniversary Benefit in May; Performers, Honorees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Award-winning theater company the Civilians celebrates its 15th Anniversary with a benefit bash on Monday, May 2, 2016 at City Winery. The evening will highlight the Civilians 2015-16 season and the company's 15 years of creating innovative, ground breaking theater. (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Brings Joyful Noise to Musical Theatre West, Ends 4/24
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 20, 2016

Though that comedy device of rewritten song lyrics is (unfortunately) not utilized for the film's musical stage adaptation, still, much of the spirit and basic plot architecture of the original movie remains in SISTER ACT - THE MUSICAL, which features all-original songs by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater, as well as a book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (with additional material contributed later by playwright Douglas Carter Beane). Currently, Musical Theatre West's admirable regional production of this Tony-nominated Broadway musical comedy is finishing out its final weekend of performances at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach through April 24. Goofy and full of cutesy charm MTW's regional production definitely brings in the (joyful) noise and the funk to Long Beach. So what makes the show enjoyable? Well... for lack of a better phrase... it's all about the nuns. (more...)

ChEckiT!Dance Now Accepting Applications for Sixth Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

ChEckiT!Dance is now accepting applications from female choreographers to the Sixth Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival, an eco-friendly evening of dance celebrating female choreographers, on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 5pm at Solar One on the East River, NYC (Rain date is Sunday, July 24th at 5pm). Pieces from any genre of dance that can be adapted to an outdoor space are encouraged to submit. The deadline to apply is May 6, 2016 and the application form is available at www.checkitdance.com. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy, Ryan Silverman, Bryan Fenkart  Will Lead SIGN OF THE TIMES Reading
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

A Sign Of The Times, A New '60s Musical headed to Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre this summer, will hold a private industry reading on April 28-29. (more...)

Adoption of Blackbaud Enterprise CRM by Higher Education Institutions Continues to Soar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

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ASC to Commemorate Shakespeare's Death This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company will commemorate Shakespeare's birthday and the four hundredth anniversary of his death on April 23, 2016 with Shakespeare for Kids: Dream Scheme, an interactive, condensed version of A Midsummer Night's Dream designed for children. (more...)

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