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Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Chain Theatre to Stage IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Radio Show This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Adapted and directed by Chain Theatre's Managing Director Greg Cicchino, the holiday classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, RADIO SHOW, is staged in the style of a 1940s radio program. (more...)

One-Man Staging of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Skyline Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Skyline Theatre Company, Bergen County's most established professional theatre company and in residence at the Fair Lawn Community Center in Bergen County's Fair Lawn, presents "This Wonderful Life" on Thursday, December 15 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ben Rosenblum's Debut Album 'Instead' ft. Billy Hart & Curtis Lundy Out 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

OneTrickDog* Records is pleased to announce the release of Instead, the debut album from New York pianist and composer, Ben Rosenblum. (more...)

The British Are Coming to LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

A British Invasion is headed for the Jersey Shore to help LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, fight the global battle against Parkinson's Disease with special concerts headlined by guitar god Albert Lee and legendary producer-performer-executive Peter Asher; a special guest appearance by Badfinger original Joey Molland; the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, and a fully orchestrated 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' recreation saluting the late vocal great Joe Cocker. (more...)

Theater for the New City to Fete Austin Pendleton at LOVE N' COURAGE Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theater for the New City's Executive Director, Crystal Field, has announced that they will honor celebrated actor/director/teacher Austin Pendleton at this year's annual fundraising gala LOVE N' COURAGE. (more...)

Justin Weaks, Frankie Faison, Charlayne Woodard, Roscoe Orman and More Sign on for BUD, NOT BUDDY at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Bud, Not Buddy, a new play by Obie Award winner Kirsten Greenidge, adapted from Christopher Paul Curtis's acclaimed Newbury Medal winning novel, with music by world-renowned jazz artist and composer Terence Blanchard. (more...)

FILLET OF SOLO Festival Celebrates 20 Years; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 13-29, 2017. (more...)

Orange is the New Black Star Lea DeLaria Brings a Night of Music and Comedy to ArtPower at UC San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Lea DeLaria from Orange is the New Black Performs at ArtPower at UC San Diego on January 14, 2017 (more...)

'Eight People, $76, but LED BY THE SPIRIT' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

In Clarence R. Williams, Jr.'s new book E ight People, $76, but LED BY THE SPIRIT! ($19.99, hardcover, 9781498487405; $10.99, paperback, 9781498487399; e-book, $5.99, 9781498487412) readers will be given the courage to believe in the impossible, and will be challenged to pursue a personal relationship with the Holy Spirit. Williams writes that the Holy Spirit is the most important person in the earth today, and that if your trust Him in every endeavor, He will change your life and the life of those around you. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

TNC to Celebrate Black History Month with LUIGI AND LANGSTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field and the Xoregos Performing Company are presenting Luigi and Langston, four one-act plays by famous and emerging playwrights all linked to African American History Month. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced plans for the 2017-18 repertory season. The Company's 95th season will open Friday, September 8 with a gala performance of Giacomo Puccini'sTurandot led by Maestro Luisotti and an international cast starring Martina Serafin, Maria Agresta and Brian Jagde. (more...)

Photo Flash: Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Van Jones Talk Netflix's 13TH on MLK Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Sunday night of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant (ret.) hosted a reception and special conversation on behalf of Netflix's original documentary 13TH at their home in Los Angeles. (more...)

Stephanie Riso's THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. This free reading, featuring a cast of 15 and directed by Pittsburgh CLO's producing director Mark Fleischer, will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pittsburgh CLO's Charles Gray Auditorium, 130 CLO Academy Way in downtown Pittsburgh. MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator readings are being presented with the extensive cooperation and support of the Pittsburgh CLO. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Jake Clemons on Double Birthday Duty for LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST; 'Bob's Birthday Bash' Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

With special appearances scheduled for tonight in New York City and Saturdayhere in Asbury Park, the Jake Clemons Band is officially on the Birthday Beat as a participant in LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, as the 17th anniversary kicks into high gear this week in the global battle to defeat Parkinson's Disease and related illnesses through the awesome power of music. (more...)

Bell Shakespeare Announces First Production For 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Artistic Director, Peter Evans, has announced the first production for 2017 for Bell Shakespeare. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES Premieres on THIRTEEN, 12/11
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WARS OF THE ROSES is a lavish three-part follow-up to the BAFTA winning The Hollow Crown, which aired in 2013 on THIRTEEN's Great Performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTC MainStage's IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, continues its 30th Anniversary Season with a production of the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. The play will run December 9-18. Staged in a state-of-the-art 110-seat theatre, MTC's production of It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play presents Broadway actors in Connecticut's most intimate theatregoing experience. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Delights Christmas Enthusiasts in Round Rock, TX
by Amy Bradley - Dec 8, 2016

Back by popular demand, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE sparkles in the quaint performance space of Old Settler's Hall. Festively located next to Round Rock's "Christmas Towne", IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE provides more of an experience than a traditional retelling of everyone's favorite classic Christmas Story. Adapted from the beloved radio play / broadcast, the Penfold Theatre Company has brought this adaptation back to life, with magical elements the whole family will enjoy. Setting the stage in a quiet and whimsical hall, the audience is transported to 1946 as members of KPNF radio station. Back then family members gathered around the hearth to listen to the classic Christmas cast. For those unfamiliar with this sweet story, see George Bailey (played by Penfold Artistic Director Ryan Crowder), a man who, through fateful circumstances, gave up his dreams of traveling the world for the good of the people in his hometown Bedford Falls. A slew of events catapults Bailey onto a bridge contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve. What happens between his birth and George's contemplation of death, are the subject of the plot. This shines a light on the many struggles of humanity and brings into focus the humility the holiday season harkens from an individual. (more...)

JITNEY Helmer Ruben Santiago-Hudson Will Be Honored in Harlem This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

First Corinthian Baptist Church Dream Center in association with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, HARLEM WEEK, Harlem Arts Alliance New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions on Wednesday, December 7 at 7PM at Harlem Hospital's Mural Pavilion, 136th Street and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Avenue) presents An Evening with Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Celebrating the Broadway directorial debut of August Wilson's Jitney, opening January 19, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Washington Stage Guild
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 5, 2016

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Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

LIGHT OF DAY NEW YORK CITY to Celebrate Clarence Clemons at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

With a goal of topping last year's record-breaking $525,000 raised in its ongoing battle against Parkinson's disease, LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, presented by the Asbury Park Press, returns to Manhattan with LIGHT OF DAY NEW YORK CITY: Celebrating the Life and Birthday of Clarence Clemons, a very special concert event for the world-renowned Light of Day Foundation. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Scott Set for The LEX's CONCERT WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The LEXington Theatre Company has announced that Laura Bell Bundy (TONY Nominee - Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Television's Fuller House, Anger Management), Leslie Kritzer (Something Rotten, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family, First Date, Television's Smash) and Matthew Scott (An American in Paris, Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim) will be joining this year's line-up of Broadway Vets for "Concert With The Stars," on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm, at The Lexington Opera House (Lexington, KY.) (more...)

The British Are Coming! LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017 Sets Second Wave of Acts & Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

A British Invasion is headed for the Jersey Shore to help LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2017: The Beat Goes On, fight the global battle against Parkinson's Disease with special concerts headlined by guitar god Albert Lee and legendary producer-performer-executive Peter Asher; a special guest appearance by Badfinger original Joey Molland; the nation's #1 Led Zeppelin tribute show, and a fully orchestrated 'Mad Dogs & Englishmen' recreation saluting the late vocal great Joe Cocker. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

BWW Review: 16 for 2016 - The Best Shows and Performances of the Year in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area
by Peter Nason - Dec 27, 2016

We surely needed theatre as a tonic for the horrors that defined 2016; here are the best of the best shows in the Bay Area. (more...)

NBC Ratings: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Jumps 25%
by TV News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

 A Christmas Eve encore of “It's a Wonderful Life” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-11 p.m. ET) jumped +67% versus the movie's earlier telecast this season in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.6 on Saturday, Dec. 3) and +22%in total viewers (4.492 million vs. 3.676 million). The telecast grew +25% versus the year-ago Christmas Eve telecast in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.8 on Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015) and+18% in total viewers (4.492 million vs. 3.805 million), and increased by +50% from its first half-hour to its sixth in adults 18-49 (0.8 to 1.2), +70% in adults 25-54 (1.0 to 1.7) and +53% or more than 1.8 million persons in total viewers (3.6 million to 5.4 million). Ranks #2 for the night among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and most other key measures and is #1 in women 25-54. This was NBC's 42nd primetime telecast of 'It's a Wonderful Life,' directed by Frank Capra and starring Jimmy Stewart, since the movie was brought to broadcast network television in 1994. (more...)

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra To Feature Two Concerts Under Dennis Kim In East Aurora And Clarence, 1/11, 1/12
by Molly Tracy - Dec 25, 2016

Two Western New York communities will get the chance to hear the BPO in their own backyards this winter. (more...)

Drew Droege's BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS Adds Holiday Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Due to remarkable demand from glowing critical and audience response, Bright Colors And Bold Patterns is adding an additional holiday week performance on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from SISTER ACT at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Spread the love around! White Plains Performing Arts Center's production of Sister Act is a hit! Now playing until January 8, the show is a must-see - check out brand-new production shots below! (more...)

Broadway's Trent Armand Kendall and Brass ILLUSION Drop New CD Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Broadway's renaissance man, vocalist Trent Armand Kendall's latest CD, backed by the horn-powered, 10-member Brass ILLUSION orchestra, is now released! (more...)

Live Radio Theatre Rings In Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The COM Theatre Acting I-II-III classes will present a hilarious evening of comedy featuring actual classic sketches from the 1960s/1970s TV hit, 'The Carol Burnett Show!'  The performance is free and donations to the Mark Adams Memorial Fund for Student Scholarships will be gladly accepted. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Mile Square Theatre
by Adam Cohen - Dec 2, 2016

Mile Square Theatre brilliantly gives life to a holiday classic. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

George Bailey Lassos Juneau This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Perseverance Theatre actor-in-residence James Sullivan loves It's a Wonderful Life so much he will do it all for you-every character and all your favorite scenes. It's one of those films that becomes a part of you. You watched it every year as a kid; lines bubble up when you least expect it-"Susu's petals," "no man is a failure who has friends," "Atta boy, Clarence!" Revel with your friends and neighbors in this generations-old story that magically remains part of our collective imagination.??????? (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cindy Williams in MOM'S GIFT at Meadow Brook Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

'Mom's Gift,' written by Phil Olson, runs January 4 through January 29, 2017, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Williams and co-star Dani Cochrane in character below! (more...)

QNEK Productions to Continue 24th Season with IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

QNEK Productions continues the celebration of it's 24th Season by presenting the holiday classic, It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Rejoice! First Look at SISTER ACT, Opening Today at WPPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center presents Sister Act, playing through the holiday season from this today, December 16, through January 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Drew Droege Returns Off-Broadway This Week with BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, YouTube sensation Drew Droege (the internet's 'Chloe', Drunk History, and Bob's Burgers) returns to New York for a three-week limited holiday engagement of Bright Colors And Bold Patterns starting tomorrow at the Barrow Street Theatre (27 Barrow St, New York) from December 15 - 30, directed by Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar). (more...)

Joe Wilson, Jr. to Play Dr. King in THE MOUNTAINTOP at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Katori Hall's Olivier Award-winning play, The Mountaintop, kicks off 2017 at Trinity Repertory Company and continues the 53rd season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future. (more...)

THE STORM Concludes MTAP's First Season of Hot Metal Musicals Incubator Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

MTAP's Hot Metal Musicals Incubator presents its third installment of new musical theatre work-in-development with a public reading of The Storm with book, lyrics and music by Stephanie Riso. (more...)

BWW Review: THIS WONDERFUL LIFE at The Trust Performing Arts Center
by Christy Brooks - Dec 13, 2016

On a cold winter's night, The Trust Performing Arts Center staged the one-man show, THIS WONDERFUL LIFE, written by Steve Murray. This production stars Jeremy Kendall (Narrator, George Bailey, All Others), and his performance proceeded to warm the hearts of those in attendance. (more...)

Last Chance to See LAZARUS at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Audiences have just over a month left to experience David Bowie and Enda Walsh's LAZARUS. The final performance of the production's strictly limited 13-week run will be held on Sunday 22 January 2017 at King's Cross Theatre, the brand new 900-seater venue built specifically for the production. (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is Heartwarming at Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 11, 2016

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For the Holidays, Stageworks Theatre Presents the Touching Story of OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

How can one small boy defy cruel taskmasters, abusive authority figures, thieving friends, and even a heartless murderer? Join Stageworks for OLIVER!, now through December 18, to find out. (more...)

Photo Flash: LIFE WITH FATHER Opens Friday at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

'Life with Father' at The Sherman Playhouse December 2 to 18. For tickets, visit shermanplayers.org or call 860.354.3622. $22 for adults/$11 for children 12 and under. (more...)

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