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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...)

iconectiv to Join SMS Fraud and Security Panel Discussion at Carrier Community's Annual LATAM 2016 GCCM in Rio de Janeiro
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...)

ME AND MY GIRL, SECRET GARDEN, COPACABANA and More Set for TheatreZone's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

TheatreZone, a professional equity theater in Naples, Florida, known for presenting timeless Broadway musicals, announces its Season 13 schedule for 2017-18. (more...)

Mark Ballas to Return as 'Frankie Valli' When JERSEY BOYS Hits Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, previewing May 16 and 17, opening May 18 continuing through June 24, 2017, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Legendary Singer Songwriter Barry Manilow to be Named BMI Icon
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is pleased to announce that GRAMMY, EMMY and TONY Award-winning singer-songwriter, arranger, producer and musician, Barry Manilow, will be named the BMI Icon at the 65th annual BMI Pop Awards. (more...)

BWW World Premiere Exclusive: First Listen to Barry Manilow's 'Coney Island' from THIS IS MY TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

This Is My Town: Songs of New York is the album Barry Manilow was born to make. A native New Yorker, Barry's been in love with the rhythms, melodies and music of the Big Apple since childhood. Now, with the release of his new album, out on April 21 on Verve Label Group, he's 'saying thanks to the city for giving me my ambition, my sense of humor and my decency' with a thematic song-cycle celebrating his home town. Below, BroadwayWorld has a world-premiere exclusive first listen to 'Coney Island'! (more...)

SON OF A PREACHER MAN comes to Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Mar 17, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017, with dates at King's Theatre Edinburgh, 17-21 October. (more...)

New Musical SON OF A PREACHER MAN to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Son of a Preacher Man, a heart-warming new musical featuring the soulful music of Dusty Springfield, with a book by Warner Brown and directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood, embarks on a national tour starting at Bromley's Churchill Theatre from Monday 4 September 2017. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Tours of NELL GWYNN and SILVER LINING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

English Touring Theatre's Artistic Director Richard Twyman today announces full casting for the tours of Jessica Swale's Olivier Award-winning Nell Gwynn and the world premiere of Sandi Toksvig's Silver Lining.  (more...)

Broadway Classic WEST SIDE STORY Set for Extended Run at The Wick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Wick Theatre will present the timeless and groundbreaking 1957 Broadway smash, West Side Story. This season's most requested production has already been extended and will run January 12 - February 26, 2017. The gala opening night is set for Saturday, January 14. (more...)

GREASE UK Tour Finds Its Pink Ladies and T-Birds; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Grease is the word! Full casting is announced for the hit '70s musical, which returns this year for a UK tour. (more...)

Grammy, Emmy & Tony-Award Winner Barry Manilow Releases New Studio Album 'This Is My Town: Songs of New York,' 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

This Is My Town: Songs of New York is the album Barry Manilow was born to make. A native New Yorker, Barry's been in love with the rhythms, melodies and music of the Big Apple since childhood. (more...)

Barry Manilow Sets Spring Release for New Album THIS IS MY TOWN: SONGS OF NEW YORK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

This Is My Town: Songs of New York is the album Barry Manilow was born to make. A native New Yorker, Barry's been in love with the rhythms, melodies and music of the Big Apple since childhood. Now, with the release of his new album, out on April 21 on Verve Label Group, he's 'saying thanks to the city for giving me my ambition, my sense of humor and my decency' with a thematic song-cycle celebrating his home town. (more...)


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Pianist Thomas Pandolfi Coming To The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Bickford Theatre for a special concert on Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m.  This only New Jersey performance of Burt, Barry and Beyond gives his unique take on the greatest hits of Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow. (more...)

Virtuoso Pianist Thomas Pandolfi Returns to the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

???????Virtuoso pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Bickford Theatre for a special concert on Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 p.m.  This only New Jersey performance of Burt, Barry and Beyond gives his unique take on the greatest hits of Burt Bacharach and Barry Manilow. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Title Track to Barry Manilow's New Album 'This Is My Town'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

More than a year in creation, This Is My Town: Songs of New York premieres ten new Barry Manilow studio recordings with the songs evenly divided between new original Manilow compositions and standards evoking the spirit and energy of New York City. (more...)

Renowned Tap Dancer Collaborates with High School to Bring Tap and Live Music Home
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Ridge High School Dance Department and Basking Ridge Native turned international tap dance phenomenon Hillary-Marie Atkinson come together to present the world-premiere of VIBE in Basking Ridge, NJ on March 5, 2017. (more...)

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...)

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company Are Set To Shake Up The Grand With Elvis Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Wolverhampton Musical Comedy Company (MUSCOM) will return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre next year with a musical based on the hits of 'The King' himself, Elvis Presley. (more...)

VIDEO: JERSEY BOYS' Mark Ballas & New Bride B.C. Jean Perform 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' on GMA
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Mark Ballas and B.C. Jean appeared live on 'GMA' this morning. The couple chatted Lara Spencer about all their exciting events which took place throughout 2016, before performing the holiday classic, 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.' (more...)

Visiting Sites of Spiritual Significance Via a Cruise Ship Makes for an Ethereal Experience
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Though spiritual philosophies may differ, most share a common thread; the belief that some locations on Earth hold a spiritual power. The faithful make pilgrimages to these sacred places for healing, guidance, or divine inspiration, and their significance cannot be expressed in words or pictures. (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...)

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...)

Tommy Koenig's BABY BOOMER BABY to Play PGA Arts Center This Spring
by Carol Kassie - Apr 6, 2017

Comedy Central/National Lampoon star Tommy Koenig's show Baby Boomer Baby's well received and successful run at the Plaza Theatre in 2016 prompted PGA Arts Center producers Dana Matthow and Philip Roger Roy to approach the multi-talented actor/comedian about returning to South Florida for a limited engagement at their newly opened Palm Beach Gardens theatre.   (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

TheatreZone Announces Second Saturday Matinee for 2017-18 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

TheatreZone announces that, to meet increasing demand, it has added a second Saturday matinee to its 2017-18 shows schedule. These performances will take place on the first Saturday of each show's run, increasing total performances of a show from 11 to 12. (more...)

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks Coming Out, New Music & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

On this morning's TODAY, music icon Barry Manilow sat down with Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly and shares that "it's been great" since he publically came out and announced his marriage to Garry Kief. (more...)

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