Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

El Dusty to Release 'Orale' Single on December 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Raised and rooted in Corpus Christi, producer, DJ, and nu-cumbia pioneer El Dusty (born Dusty Oliveira) translates the Southern Texas border experience into new barrio anthems where the MPC2000 sampler and chopped clips of Latin music history collide. The 'Orale' music video and single, out December 4th on Aftercluv Dancelab Universal /MeccaLani. (more...)

Kent Tritle, New Chair of Manhattan School of Music Organ Department, Performs Annual Recital Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Manhattan School of Music (MSM) recently announced the appointment of Kent Tritle, also the School's Director of Choral Activities, as Chair of its historic Organ Department. Tritle, who the New York Times has hailed as 'the brightest star in New York's choral music world,' is organist for both the New York Philharmonic (since 1994) and American Symphony Orchestra (since 1993), as well as serving as Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. He is also Music Director of both Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York, and the acclaimed Oratorio Society of New York. (more...)

No One Beats Sprint for Overall Network Performance and Fastest Speed in Corpus Christi. Period.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

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Whataburger Celebrates the Art of Creating a Whataburger with National Hamburger Month Coloring Contest
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

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ADVERSITY IS YOUR GREATEST ALLY is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

HOUSTON, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'I'd like for you to think of adversity as simply stepping-stones to live the life of your dreams,' asserts Coach Michael Taylor, the author of Adversity is Your Greatest Ally. 'They are neither good nor bad, until you choose to label them as such.' (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Funnyman Christopher Fitzgerald Loves His Weirdo Character in WAITRESS
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2016

From the moment Christopher Fitzgerld enters the stage in Sara Bareilles and Jessie Nelson's WAITRESS, the comic genius begins. He plays Ogie in a performance that has earned him his third Tony Nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical). How does he do it? Find out below! (more...)

Terrence McNally & Tom Kirdahy Join Philadelphia Theatre Company Board
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the election of playwright Terrence McNally and Broadway producer Tom Kirdahy to its Board of Directors. In their roles as newly-created Artists Board Members, McNally and Kirdahy will add a national artistic perspective to the Board's fiscal decision-making. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees - WAITRESS' Christopher Fitzgerald
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

On May 4, the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Featured Role in a Musical nominee Christopher Fitzgerald, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

ArtsWest Announces 2016-2017 Season: UNCHARTED
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

ArtsWest announces their 2016-2017 season, UNCHARTED. See full details below! (more...)

ArtsWest Sets 2016-17 Season: SWEENEY TODD, MOTHERS AND SONS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

ArtsWest Artistic Director Mathew Wright has announced his second season, running September 2016 through July 2017. Opening with acclaimed dramatist Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS, the six production season will include the magical story telling of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER based on the novel by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson; an Olivier Award winning new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's GHOSTS; a piercing glimpse into the teen-age world in Kirsten Greenidge's MILK LIKE SUGAR; Byrony Lavery's unflinching drama FROZEN; and the Stephen Sondheim musical thriller SWEENEY TODD. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Blackburn and Austin Theatre Project
by Frank Benge - Mar 9, 2016

We continue our series on Austin theatres and producers with David Blackburn and the award winning Austin Theatre Project. In just four short years, Austin Theatre Project has become a company known for new and edgy musical productions. We sat down with him to learn a little more about both him and Austin Theatre Project. (more...)


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Whataburger Brings Back Chop House Cheddar Burger to Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Back by popular demand, Whataburger's Chop House Cheddar Burger returns for a limited time in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, beginning at 3 p.m. today. (more...)

Just One Month After Launching Free National Websites for Community Churches & Non-Profits, Grace Church Websites Reaches Milestone of One Hundred Churches That Have Been
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

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El Dusty to Release 'We Out Chea' This Friday; MADE IN CORPUS Album Out This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

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BWW Tony Interview Special: We're Never Ever Getting Rid of Tony Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 5, 2016

Christopher Fitzgerald goes up against a jazz-age composer, two of America's founding fathers and an angry British monarch in his Tonys category on June 12. His role in Waitress, which earned him a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, is Ogie- a 'strange but beautiful' tax auditor with a heart of gold. As he gears up for the big night, find out how the role came together, why he 'can't stand' leading lady Jessie Mueller, and so much more! (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Names New Executive/Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse State Theatre of California announced today that Danny Feldman will be the theatre's new Executive/Artistic Director. Mr. Feldman will work closely with Artistic Director Sheldon Epps during a transitional period. It was previously announced that Mr. Epps is retiring and will become The Pasadena Playhouse's Artistic Director Emeritus. (more...)

Whataburger Brings Back the Sweet Heat with Return of Fan Favorite
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Whataburger's Sweet & Spicy Bacon Burger, which was introduced last summer, returns to the menu today at 3 p.m. for a limited time. Proving opposites really do attract, the burger's ideal balance of flavors had Whataburger fans craving the unique combination of sweet and spicy during last year's launch. (more...)

Comedian Willie Barcena TELLS IT LIKE IT IS In Latest Comedy Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In "Willie Barcena: The Truth Hurts", the comedian's latest comedy special, Willie isn't afraid to share his feelings on everything from questioning God, his explanation of natural disasters, a history of women according to the Bible, raising his sons, his revelation in a gay club, to marrying a woman with large feet. Filmed live in El Paso, Texas, "The Truth Hurts" is the third in a trilogy of critically acclaimed live specials, all dealing with Willie's propensity to tell it like it is -- "Willie Barcena: Deal With It" (Comedy Central, 2009), and "Willie Barcena: I Gotta Be Honest" (Showtime, 2012).  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes WAITRESS' Three-Time Tony-Nominee Christopher Fitzgerald
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 20, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony Award-nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald began working professionally in New York theater in the late 1990s. His early work includes roles in the controversial Terrance McNally play Corpus Christi and the Broadway production of AMOUR. (more...)


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J. Ko Releases INTO HER WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Through the poetic lens of literary art, author J. Ko is able to break through and escape the maddening confines of delusion. She considers the seemingly ceaseless stream of pain and joy as very much an individual experience; yet, she also recognizes it as a universal truth. This motivates her to put together a thoroughly evocative and insightful read, 'Into Her World' (published by Trafford Publishing) to connect with others who are or have found themselves in the same path and communicate her message of hope and healing. (more...)

Panic! At The Disco Scores First #1 Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Panic! At The Disco landed its first #1 album today with Death Of A Bachelor (DCD2/Fueled By Ramen/Crush Music). T (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

LAZARUS Star Michael C. Hall Ties the Knot at City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Talk about an easy-to-remember anniversary! Happy Leap Year and congratulations to stage and screen star Michael C. Hall, who married his girlfriend Morgan Macgregor today, February 29, at City Hall in New York City. (more...)

Sinclair Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

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Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner to Lead MARY POPPINS at TUTS; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to introduce the star-studded cast of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)' production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. EVITA's Christina DeCicco and DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner headline the company in the title role and as 'Bert', respectively. (more...)

High School Students Nationwide Chosen for 2016 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Approximately 100 students from across America will soon pack their bags for a fabulous, fun-filled and educational trip to Walt Disney World Resort as part of this year's Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE, March 3-6, 2016. (more...)

Bramwell Tovey to Conduct New York Philharmonic in Massenet & Falla This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Bramwell Tovey returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Massenet's Ballet Music from Le Cid; Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain, with pianist Joyce Yang as soloist; and Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat (complete ballet), with mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez in her Philharmonic subscription debut, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 1 at 11:00 a.m.; Saturday, April 2 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Natural Grocers to open Corpus Christi store on March 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Corpus Christi, Texas, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Natural Grocers will open a store in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Tuesday, March 15. The store, which opens at 8 a.m., is located at 3750 S. Staples St. This will be Natural Grocers' 16th location in Texas. (more...)

121 Artists Announced in Final Round Of 2016 Hunting Art Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Hunting PLC announced that 121 artists have been selected to move on to the final round of judging in the 2016 Hunting Art Prize in which participants vie for a $50,000 award. The competition, which is celebrating its 36 th anniversary, is the largest prize in the category of painting and drawing available in North America. (more...)

SWMRS' Debut Album 'Drive North' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Today Bay Area quartet SWMRS released their debut album Drive North via their own Uncool Records. Produced by FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper in the band's hometown of Oakland, CA, the album is available now (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/1/2016 - Vosk at Joe's, SHUFFLE Box Office & More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: FIDDLER's Jessica Vosk heads to Joe's Pub and tickets go on sale for SHUFFLE ALONG! (more...)

SWMRS Announce US Headlining Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Bay Area quartet SWMRS have announced a US headlining tour with support from San Diego's The Frights. Bandsintown announced the tour dates earlier this week alongside an interview with SWMRS singer Cole Becker. (more...)

Frost Launches Tool That Allows Customers to See All Finances in One Place, on Mobile and Online
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

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Grammy Winner Lil Wayne Announces THE DEDICATION TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum selling hip hop music superstar, Lil Wayne, announced THE DEDICATION TOUR. (more...)

Nassim Soleimanpour to Skype in Live WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT Chat at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Drama Book Shop will welcome producers Tom Kirdahy and Devlin Elliott for a discussion about the new off-Broadway sensation White Rabbit Red Rabbit. Playwright Nassim Soleimanpour will Skype into the conversation. The event, which is free to the public, will take place this Wednesday, August 24th at 5:00PM.  (more...)

Music Before 1800's Announces 2016-17 Season at Corpus Christi Church
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

NYC early music series Music Before 1800's 42nd season is one of remarkable breadth. (more...)

Travel Channel Announces All-New Water-Themed Premieres
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Five new and returning series that celebrate heart-pumping water thrills, gorgeous sunny beach destinations and over-the-top water attractions will hit the air on Travel Channel beginning in June. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

El Dusty Unveils 'We Out Chea' Video
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Cumbia-electronica pioneer El Dusty knows a thing or two about sexy beats that get fans moving. His latest release, 'We Out Chea,' is no exception. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWTravelWorld.com for 4/10/2016 - 4/17/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

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CITGO Named Presenting Sponsor of the Special Olympics for 18th Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Corpus Christi, Texas, April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ CITGO Petroleum Corporation marked its 18th year as presenting sponsor of the Special Olympics Area 2 (South Texas) Spring Games onApril 2. More than 600 athletes from 16 area counties convened at Flour Bluff High School in Corpus Christi to compete in the 33 rd annual Spring Games. Volunteers from the CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery were on hand to help escort teams during opening ceremonies, run track and field events, serve as timekeepers, park cars, and congratulate competitors. (more...)

Longest Acrylic Window in the U.S. Installed at Texas State Aquarium's Caribbean Journey Building
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Corpus Christi, TX - Earlier today, construction crews at the Texas State Aquarium installed what will be the main acrylic viewing window for the H-E-B Caribbean Shark exhibit in the Aquarium's 70,000-square foot, $55 million Caribbean Journey expansion that is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. According to officials at Reynolds Polymer Tech of Grand Junction, Colorado, which manufactured the panel, at 68 feet, it is the longest aquarium acrylic window in the nation. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Young Musicians Selected for Inaugural NYO2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

  Carnegie Hall today announced the names of the 78 young musicians selected from across the country for the inaugural season of NYO2, a two-week, intensive summer program for outstanding American instrumentalists ages 14-17, which begins on June 18, 2016. NYO2 is an extension of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), a program for musicians ages 16-19, launched by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in the summer of 2013 to great acclaim. Both NYO-USA and NYO2 are free to all participants. (more...)

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