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"Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl..." Barry Manilow's Grammy Award-winning song you never forgot is now brought to life onstage!brbrA love letter to the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s, "Barry Manilow's Copacabana" presents the story of Lola as told through the eyes of Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter whose imagination takes him back to a time when "music and passion were always in fashion." brbrHe dreams up Lola, fresh off the plane from Tulsa, who arrives in New York with show-biz aspirations. Tony (who looks amazingly like Stephen!) is a bartender/composer who falls in love with Lola and helps her become a Copa girl. While performing, Lola attracts the amorous attentions of Rico (who wears a diamond). Rico abducts Lola and takes her to his rival nightclub in Havana. Tony, with the help of his Copacabana friends, must now rescue Lola before...well, even if you know the song, there are still a few surprises!


Vaya Accesses Latin America's Hidden Gems
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Oftentimes there are off the beaten path surprises right next to the places where the masses are congregating, and it's finding those hidden gems and the highest quality local guides that will navigate them that really sets companies apart, explains Jim Lutz, founder and president of Vaya Adventures. His company creates custom itineraries throughout South and Central America and specializes in finding these lesser-known local gems. (more...)

New Football Star Slot Kicks Off at All Slots Casino With Trip to Rio
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

TA XBIEX, MALTA(Marketwired - May 8, 2014) - With all eyes on Brazil this summer, All Slots Casino joins the action on the soccer field with its newest slot, Football Star, available on the Download, Instant-Play and Mobile platforms. To celebrate this launch, All Slots Casino is offering players the chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Rio De Janeiro, with tickets to the final match of the World Cup. (more...)

Vintage Theatre & RMDT to Present SHIRLEY VALENTINE, 5/9-17
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Vintage Theatre and Rocky Mountain Deaf Theatre (RMDT) presents "Shirley Valentine" at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010 for four performances only on Friday and Saturday, May 9 & 10 and May 16 & 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 advance, $20 at the door, dinner and show $25 and are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Glory Crampton & Franc D'Ambrosio, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein welcome Broadway veterans Glory Crampton and Franc D'Ambrosio to Feinstein's at the Nikko with their acclaimed show, Angel of Music - A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber for two performances only - Friday, June 6 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 7 (7 p.m.). Featuring songs from some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most acclaimed shows, including Sunset Boulevard, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar, Crampton and D'Ambrosio present an unforgettable evening of music and storytelling. Tickets range in price from $35 - $50 and are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Vintage Theatre's LOBBERY HERO Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Vintage Theatre presents "Lobby Hero" at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.; with preview performances on Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29 @ 7:30. Tickets are $26 ($21 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com. (more...)

Budweiser Unveils Celebrate As One, Marquee FIFA World Cup'' Advertisement; Announces Plans for the Budweiser Hotel by Pestana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

As anticipation and excitement continue to build around the world for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil , Budweiser, the official beer sponsor of the tournament, today unveiled the tournament-time components of its global Rise As One FIFA World Cup campaign. The series of football-themed activations, both on-site and around the world, includes the brand's centerpiece television advertisement for the tournament, Celebrate As One, and the unveiling of the much anticipated Budweiser Hotel, located on the iconic Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (more...)

ABC News Announces 2014 FIFA World Cup Coverage
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2014

ABC News will work closely with ESPN to cover the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil beginning Thursday, June 12. Throughout the tournament ABC News will broadcast from ESPN's studios at the Clube dos Marimbas on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro to provide extensive coverage across all programs and platforms. (more...)

St. Martins Press to Publish the Frankie Avalon Family Cookbook
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - Announced today, Frankie Avalon is pleased to announce 'The Frankie Avalon Family Cookbook'  will be published by St. Martins Press, sold by Mr. Avalon's agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners. (more...)

ESPN Premieres New Series INSIDE: US SOCCER'S MARCH TO BRAZIL Today
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

ESPN will premiere a new series, 'Inside: US Soccer's March to Brazil,' this spring focusing on the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. The six episode documentary series from ESPN Films, the production group behind 30 for 30, will air weekly for five consecutive weeks beginning today, May 13 (full schedule to be announced) with a finale airing in June. Episodes will also air on ABC following their ESPN premieres. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/09/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Chris Chan's Tribute to Barry Manilow, BARRY'S SONG BOOK, Set for Downtown Cabaret Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Chris Chan's Musical Tribute to Barry Manilow: Barry's Song Book premieres in Connecticut on stage of Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre for three performances ONLY today and Saturday, March 7 and 8. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Chris Chan's Tribute to Barry Manilow, BARRY'S SONG BOOK, Set for Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Chris Chan's Musical Tribute to Barry Manilow: Barry's Song Book premieres in Connecticut on stage of Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre for three performances ONLY on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. (more...)

Vintage Theatre to Present A SONG FOR CORETTA and LETTERS, 3/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On February 6, 2006, people began lining up at dawn outside of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church to pay their respects to the late Mrs. Coretta Scott King, widow of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose body lay in state in the small sanctuary. People of all ages stood patiently for hours, waiting to say goodbye. Sometimes they murmured to each other quietly. Sometimes they shared memories of Mrs. King's extraordinary life and expressed sorrow at her passing. When a cold rain began to fall at sunset, those who had thought to bring umbrellas shared them with those whose resolve was the only thing not dampened by the drizzle. At close to midnight, the crowd had dwindled to a determined few. The five fictional characters in this play are at the end of that long line of mourners. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

THE TALENTS, UNSPOKEN and More Set for Josiah Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Josiah Theatre Works is pleased to announce its 2014 -2015 production season, which includes the following World Premieres: THE TALENTS, UNSPOKEN and more. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

BWW Reviews: Barry Manilow's HARMONY Finally Gets a Deserved Staging at the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Mar 13, 2014

The big question surrounding the fate of Harmony: Is Broadway ready for another musical about the turbulent 30s and Nazi occupation of Germany? With The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof (although set in Russia and at an earlier time, it's still about the plight of the Jews) and Cabaret firmly planted in our minds as three of the greatest musicals ever written about the Nazis, do we need one more? Barry Manilow has been trying desperately for over 10 years to get his Harmony, the true story about the Comedian Harmonists, onstage. Now at the Ahmanson through April 13, Harmony is beautifully produced and mounted, exceedingly well-performed and a thoroughly moving story about 6 singers/performers whose careers and lives were interrupted and controlled by Naziism. The answer to the big question is a shaky maybe. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Adds Three Additional Performances in March at Stage 72/The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Due to excellent reviews and increased audience support, ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, the musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, has added three performances to its schedule at STAGE 72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street. The additional performances have been added on Tuesday, March 11, at 8 PM; Sunday, March 16, at 7pm and Thursday, March 27, at 7 PM. (more...)

ESPN to Premiere New Series INSIDE: US SOCCER'S MARCH TO BRAZIL, 5/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

ESPN will premiere a new series, 'Inside: US Soccer's March to Brazil,' this spring focusing on the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team as they prepare for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. (more...)

Nike Launches First Pop-Up Store in Brasil
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

In recognition of football's biggest event in Brasil, Nike opens its first pop-up store in the country -NIKE 1994, a nod to Nike's 20 years of brilliant football. NIKE 1994, located in the heart of Vila Madalena, promises to bring to São Paulo a premium and unique experience, complete with appearances from celebrities, athletes and special Nike peformance products. (more...)

"My Rio Travel Guide" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The 112-page book is designed to offer 'everything a traveler needs to know about visiting Rio de Janeiro,' from safe travel to the best hotels, from bike tours to outdoor recreation and more. The up-to-date Rio travel guide ebook can now be downloaded online. 'Rio de Janeiro is a city unlike any other in the world, which is why anyone who visits this vibrant city will fall in love with everything they see and experience here,' said Araujo. 'After serving as a tour guide for 10 years, I wanted to share the best and brightest of my favorite city, including hot spots, unique cultural spots and sites, amazing restaurants and great self-guided tours.' A resident of Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, which is located near the places and services Araujo reviews, he spent an entire year compiling his tips and recommendations for 'My Rio Travel Guide.' 'When I'm giving tours, visitors always want to know about the best local restaurants, where to see a fun samba show and what little-known attractions to visit. This new guidebook contains all of this information and more and I will continually update it to offer the latest and greatest on everything Rio,' Araujo added. 'My Rio Travel Guide' can be downloaded at http://www.myriotravelguide.com/travel-guide-to-rio-de-janeiro/ About the Author Working as a private tour guide since 2004, Madson Araujo has guided more than 4,500 visitors to Rio de Janeiro, including solo travelers, couples, families and small groups of friends. He has travelled to more than 25 countries and has lived in Venezuela, France, Italy, Denmark and Sweden. Araujo has also been featured on BBC Radio, Lonely Planet, National Geographic, France 3 (French National TV), and Thai TBS (Thai National TV). For more information, please visit http://www.myriotravelguide.com/ (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Do blondes really have more fun? Audiences will soon find out at Pittsburgh CLO's production of Legally Blonde The Musical, June 13-22 at the Benedum Center. This mega movie hit will be brought to life by a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. Watch as Elle Woods takes over the stage with her vivacious personality and a score sure to please. (more...)

Travel Guidebook "My Rio Travel Guide" is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

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BWW Interview: Melissa Manchester on Her Café Carlyle Debut, Her Latest Album & Bway Musicals She Loves
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 10, 2014

The Grammy winner returns to her hometown in anticipation of her 20th album, which she financed through Indiegogo. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Comes to Stage 72 for Five Shows This August; Preps for Tour, Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

'On Kentucky Avenue,' the musical revue about the fabled Atlantic City nightclub Club Harlem which reigned supreme in Atlantic City in the years before the casinos came into vogue, has announced that it will be presented for five performances in August at Stage 72/The Triad in preparation for a tour and Broadway production in 2015. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Set for Superbowl Sunday Matinee at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

There's still time to buy good tickets to see ON KENTUCKY AVENUE on Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 2, at 3 PM at Stage 72/Triad, 152 West 72nd Street in Manhattan and get home and watch the Superbowl on TV in the comfort of your home at 6 PM! (more...)

Stage 72/The Triad Changes Performance Schedule of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to No Longer Conflict with Super Bowl, 2/2-16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

In order to avoid conflict with the Super Bowl on Sunday evening, February 2, the producers of ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, the musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, has changed its three performance schedule at STAGE 72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street. The new schedule is as follows: Sunday, Feb, 2, at 3PM, Monday, Feb, 3 at 7pm and Sunday, Feb. 16, at 3 PM. The shows are being presented as part of Black History Month celebration. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 1/12/2014
by BWW - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/12/2014 for Orlando (more...)

Gilberto Silva and Ruud van Nistelrooy Named ESPN Analysts for 2014 FIFA World Cup
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

ESPN today announced that 2002 FIFA World Cup champion Gilberto Silva from Brazil and legendary Dutch footballer Ruud van Nistelrooy will serve as studio analysts during the company's month-long presentation of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, June 12 - July 13. Silva and van Nistelrooy will appear on pre-match, halftime and post-match shows, SportsCenter, ESPN FC, and FIFA World Cup-themed news and information programs throughout the quadrennial tournament. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Photo Flash: Promo Photos for Vintage Theatre's THE LYONS, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Vintage Theatre presents the Regional Premiere of 'The Lyons' February 7 through March 9 at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 ($21 advance), Senior, Student, Group discounts available. Tickets are available by calling 303-856-7830 or online at www.vintagetheatre.com. Check out a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Michael Praed Stars in THE WHITE CARNATION at Jermyn Street Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre, the first production in sixty years of R. C. Sherriff's supernatural drama, The White Carnation transfers for a limited three week run to Jermyn Street Theatre, opening tonight, 4 February 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 6 February 2014 at 7.30pm). The show stars Michael Praed (Design for Living - West End, Robin of Sherwood, Dynasty) who joins the existing superlative Finborough Theatre cast, which includes acclaimed newcomer Daisy Boulton and Benjamin Whitrow (Mr. Bennet in BBC's Pride and Prejudice). (more...)

THE TALENTS, UNSPOKEN and More Set for Josiah Theatre Works' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Josiah Theatre Works is pleased to announce its 2014 -2015 production season, which includes the following World Premieres: THE TALENTS, UNSPOKEN and more. (more...)

Lee Olive Tucker, Landon Bates & More to Star in THE TALENTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Lee Olive Tucker, Landon Bates, Jameek, Chris WIlson, Chiselle, Calvin Phillips, Jr, and more will star in the world premiere of THE TALENTS in New York City on March 21, 2014. For tickets, visit www.smarttix.com. (more...)

Chris Chan to Bring Barry Manilow Tribute to Downtown Cabaret Theatre, 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Chris Chan's Musical Tribute to Barry Manilow: Barry's Song Book premieres in Connecticut on stage ofBridgeport's Downtown Cabaret Theatre for three performances ONLY on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

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Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. The Pajama Game opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, with previews from 2 May, playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2014 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2014 Summer Season at the Benedum Center. This group of Pittsburgh CLO veterans and exciting newcomers will leave audiences singing all summer long with Broadway's best! The season includes Singin' in the Rain (May 30-June 8), Legally Blonde The Musical (June 13-22), Footloose (June 24-29), the National Tour of Evita (July 8-13), CATS (July 18-27) and Monty Python's Spamalot (July 29-August 3). (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by Walter McBride - Feb 10, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of Outside Mullingar, the new play by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner John Patrick Shanley, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes, opened on January 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) in a strictly limited 11-week engagement. Below you can check out photos of the cast in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/27/2014
by BWW - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/27/2014 for Baltimore (more...)

DHRAMA: THE REMARKABLE DIALOGUE BETWEEN KRISHNA AND ARJUNA to Run 5/22-6/8 at Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Noted Brazilian actors Luca Bianchi and Livia de Bueno will perform the North American and English language premiere of 'DHRAMA: The Remarkable Dialogue Between Krishna and Arjuna' at Teatro LATEA in Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, May 22 to June 8. Written by famed Brazilian playwright/screenwriter/director João Falcão and translated by Juliana Pampalona and Camila Mason, the two-character drama retells an episode of the Sanskrit epic 'Mahabarata.' It is the first stage work by Falcão to be presented in New York. Luca Bianchi directs. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Vintage Theatre Presents GREY GARDENS, 4/18 - 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Vintage Theatre presents "Grey Gardens" at 1468 Dayton St., Aurora 80010. Performances, which begin April 18th and end May 25th, are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., with additional performances on Thursday, May 22 @ 7:30 and Saturday, May 24 @ 2:30. (more...)

Nike Launches First Exclusive Football Store in Brasil
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Today, Nike opens its first football-only store in Brasil. Located in the legendary neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana, the opening celebrates Nike's rich heritage with Brasilian football and coincides with the global spotlight on this summer's tournament. (more...)

Mike Tirico & Bob Ley to Host ESPN's FIFA World Cup Coverage
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Mike Tirico and Bob Ley, two of the industry's most respected voices, will again serve as hosts of ESPN's FIFA World Cup coverage. Veterans of the company's award-winning presentation four years ago in South Africa, Tirico, Ley will be joined by UK-based sports presenter Lynsey Hipgrave of BT Sport as hosts of ESPN's English-language studio coverage during FIFA World Cup Brazil, June 12-July 13. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

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