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Falsetto, Check! Meet the Final Frankie Valli of Broadway, Mark Ballas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Most of us know Ballas' work from the dance floor, but perhaps are not yet acquainted with his Valli-esque falsetto. Check out his pipes with a roundup of some of his past musical performances below! (more...)

VIDEO: Mark Ballas Talks JERSEY BOYS Casting: 'I'm Incredibly Honored'
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Today, Mark Ballas spoke exclusively to ET about his casting in the lead role of JERSEY BOYS and shares, 'I've been a fan of this show since it came out.' (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

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Photo Coverage: First Look At FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM Stage Door and Post Show Performance At The Wallis Annenberg Center For The Performing Arts
by Lily Lim - Sep 26, 2016

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FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE to Host Fun Festivities Before & After Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From the moment audiences arrive at The Wallis, the immersive experience begins with special pre-show festivities, continuing through an exhilarating performance, and finishing with post-show gatherings that feature specially-curated entertainment. (more...)

iPass and Uber Extend Term of Successful Partnership to Offer Unlimited iPass Wi-Fi in Rio de Janeiro
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

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Sandi Toksvig's SILVER LINING and NELL GWYNN in English Touring Theatre Spring Season
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces its spring season which features the world premiere of Silver Lining, a new comedy written by Sandi Toksvig, and a tour of the critically acclaimed Olivier Award winning Shakespeare's Globe production of Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role.  It is the final season under the stewardship of Director Rachel Tackley who is leaving the company to become Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre.  Richard Tywman takes over, having been Associate Director (International) of the Royal Court Theatre since 2013. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Santino Fontana, Tony Yazbeck, Rachel York and More to Perform at 2nd Annual BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS for CCFA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The second annual spectacular evening of wonderful entertainment by Broadway's brightest singing the wonderful standards and hits sung by the late, great Nancy LaMott on the 21st anniversary of her death, to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America will take place on Monday, October 24, at 6 PM at the Copacabana, 268 West 47th Street, New York City. (more...)

DWTS' Mark Ballas to Join Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS?
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 1, 2016

DANCING WITH THE STARS fan fave Mark Ballas may soon be gracing the stage of Broadway's long-running musical Jersey Boys! (more...)

NELL GWYNN Returns to Shakespeare's Globe Following UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

English Touring Theatre today announces that following its UK tour, Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn, starring Laura Pitt-Pulford in the title role, returns to Shakespeare's Globe for a two week run from 2 - 13 May 2017.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Final Performance Of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE AMERICAN REQUIEM At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Oct 23, 2016

This fall, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts transformed much of its campus into a lively Little Italy themed street party in celebration of For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. The Wallis and For The Record-the acclaimed company that began in a small bar in East Hollywood in 2010 and whose performances have quickly become must see shows-combined forces to pay homage to the visceral world of Martin Scorsese in a new co production that revolutionized the musical theater experience and brought the legendary filmmaker's epic soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret, from September 21 through October 16. From the moment audiences arrived at The Wallis, the immersive experience began with special pre-show festivities, continued through an exhilarating performance, and finished with post-show gatherings that featured specially curated entertainment. BroadwayWorld was at the final performance of the production, and caught some of the most exciting moments on camera. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016
by - Oct 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/22/2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/22/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 22, 2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of FOR THE RECORD : SCORSESE AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Oct 2, 2016

This fall, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts transforms much of its campus into a lively Little Italy themed street party as it celebrates For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. The Wallis and For The Record-the acclaimed company that began in a small bar in East Hollywood in 2010 and whose performances have quickly become must see shows-combine forces to pay homage to the visceral world of Martin Scorsese in a new co production that revolutionizes the musical theater experience and brings the legendary filmmaker's epic soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret, from September 21 through October 16. From the moment audiences arrive at The Wallis, the immersive experience begins with special pre show festivities, continuing through an exhilarating performance, and finishing with post show gatherings that feature specially curated entertainment. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night Celebration Of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE AN AMERICAN CRIME REQUIEM At The Wallis Annenberg
by Lily Lim - Oct 2, 2016

This fall, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts transforms much of its campus into a lively Little Italy themed street party as it celebrates For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. The Wallis and For The Record-the acclaimed company that began in a small bar in East Hollywood in 2010 and whose performances have quickly become must see shows-combine forces to pay homage to the visceral world of Martin Scorsese in a new co production that revolutionizes the musical theater experience and brings the legendary filmmaker's epic soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret, from September 21 through October 16. From the moment audiences arrive at The Wallis, the immersive experience begins with special pre show festivities, continuing through an exhilarating performance, and finishing with post show gatherings that feature specially curated entertainment. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - Mark Ballas on Being JERSEY BOYS' Final Frankie Valli
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 17, 2016

Today, the quadruple threat (that's right, he's a musician too!) speaks with BWW about what it means to make his Broadway debut in a show that has held a special place in his heart since the time he was a little boy! (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE WIZ at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its upcoming revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell, playing March 5 - April 16, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Cast and Leona Lewis to Perform for Broadway Week on DANCING WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

According to spoilers for week 9 of season 23 on Dancing with the Stars, Mark Ballas (currently playing Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys on Broadway) will serve as the episode's special guest star. Other cast members from the show will join Ballas to perform 'December 1963 (Oh What a Night)' for DWTS' Broadway Week.  (more...)

VIDEO: Mark Ballas & Groomsmen Take Mannequin Challenge Just Before Walking Down the Aisle
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Just prior to the nuptials, Ballas and his groomsmen couldn't resist taking the Mannequin Challenge, set to the tune of Drake's 'Hotling Bling.' (more...)

Oh What a Night! JERSEY BOYS' Star Mark Ballas Weds Fiance BC Jean
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

On Friday, November 25th, Dancing With the Stars' pro Mark Ballas, currently making his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, wed fiancé BC Jean. HAIRSPRAY LIVE star and fellow DWTS' pro Derek Hough served as best man. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Heads to Ocean State Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the family-friendly, holiday musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from November 30 - December 24. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Yazbeck, Lesli Margherita, Capathia Jenkins and More Perform at BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The second annual spectacular evening of wonderful entertainment by Broadway's brightest singing the wonderful standards and hits sung by the late, great Nancy Lamott on the 21st anniversary of her death, to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America, took place on Monday, October 24, at 6 PM at the Copacabana in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

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iBwave Helps Linktel Prepare for the Most Connected Olympics Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

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Linktel Selects Aptilo to Enable Carrier Wi-Fi for Rio 2016 Olympic Games
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Al Michaels, Dan Patrick & More to Host NBC's OLYMPICS Coverage in Rio
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Rebecca Lowe, Liam McHugh and Carolyn Manno will serve as hosts for NBC Olympics coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Opening Ceremony is Friday, August 5 on NBC. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

NBC's OLYMPICS Daytime & Late Night Coverage to Air from Copacabana Beach
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

NBC Olympics today unveiled the set design for NBC's daytime and late night studio, which will be located on Rio de Janeiro's iconic Copacabana Beach. (more...)

Imperial Court of New York's RAISE YOUR VOICE II Benefit to Support Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Join the Imperial Court of New York's Raise Your Voice II benefit concert on July 11, 2016 hosted by Gary Cosgrove and Doris Dear. (more...)

SISTER ACT UK Tour Opens at the Curve Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, opens tonight 30 July 2016. (more...)

Darren Day, Michael Xavier and Jessica Martin to Lead BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. This performance is in aid of Variety, the Children's Charity, and is part of commemorations for the 350th Anniversary of the Great Fire of London, which raged in the East End for four days from 2 to 5 September 1666. (more...)

DealerSocket Announces Sponsorship of Star Olympic Athlete
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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Brazilian Supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio & Adriana Lima Join NBC OLYMPICS Coverage
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Brazilian supermodels and actresses Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima will join NBC Olympics coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro. The Opening Ceremony is Friday, August 5 on NBC. (more...)

The National Tour of Curve's New Production of SISTER ACT Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for the national tour of Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Curve on Saturday 30 July 2016 and visiting The Bristol Hippodrome from the 19th - 24th September 2016. (more...)

NBC NEWS Goes Big for 2016 Rio Olympics This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Starting Monday, August 1, NBC News begins its coverage of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with Matt Lauer reporting live from Copacabana Beach for “TODAY.” (more...)

Booking.com Reveals Where Travelers are Staying During the 2016 Summer Games
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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Kokandy Productions to Ease on Down the Road with THE WIZ Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Kokandy Productions will launch its fifth anniversary season with a revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown, music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell.  (more...)

Franc d'Ambrosio Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with I'LL BE SEEIN' YOUZ...A BRONX BOY'S MUSICAL PERSPECTIVE OF WWII
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Broadway veteran, Franc D'Ambrosio, returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m. for one performance of his acclaimed show, I'll Be Seein' Youz…A Bronx Boy's Musical Perspective of World War II. Featuring lively tunes made popular between 1939-1946, the evening will also include charismatic stories from Mr. D'Ambrosio's colorful Italian family. Tickets for Franc D'Ambrosio range in price from $35 - $55 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

NBC to Present RIO OLYMPICS Opening Film Narrated by Giancarlo Esposito Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

BC lights the torch on its primetime coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympics today, August 5, at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT with an energetic and insightful opening film narrated by Emmy Award-nominee Giancarlo Esposito. (more...)

Coconut Club Vacations: Heading to the Olympics? Must see spots in Rio
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

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iPass and Uber Join Forces to Provide International Uber Riders With Free Wi-Fi Access in Rio de Janeiro
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

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Ilan Galkoff Joins BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

As previously announced, there will be a special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre on Sunday 4 September 2016 at 6.30pm. (more...)

Telemundo Deportes Announces Team of Presenters for RIO 2016 OLYMPICS
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Telemundo Deportes revealed its team of presenters, announcers and commentators for the Rio 2016 Olympics today, featuring more than 25 well-known figures in sports journalism who will cover the games for TELEMUNDO, NBC UNIVERSO and Telemundo Deportes digital properties. (more...)

NBCUniversal-Owned Stations Send 40-Person Team to Cover 2016 Rio Olympic Games
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal today announced that it is dispatching a team of nearly 40 anchors, reporters, photographers and producers to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to cover the 2016 Olympic Summer Games (more...)

New Record Company Where They Believe Music Launches in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Where They Believe Music is a new record company in New York City by Al Pizarro and Manny Gerald. WTB Music is Where they believe in their artist and will help you achieve your goals, they know what it takes in the music industry to make your hopes and dreams come true. (more...)

NBC's TODAY Wins Ratings Gold Again During Week 2 of OLYMPICS
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

NBC's TODAY scored ratings gold again with live broadcasts from Copacabana Beach during the second week of the Rio Olympics. TODAY was the number-one morning program in total viewers and all demos. (more...)

NBC's TODAY Wins Ratings Gold with Olympics Coverage
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

NBC's TODAY scored ratings gold with live broadcasts from Copacabana Beach during the first week of the Rio Olympics. TODAY was the number-one morning program in total viewers and all demos. (more...)

Magic at Coney! The Sunday Matinee, August 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Magical Promotions, together with Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world.   (more...)

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