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SYTYCD Crowns Champ, ON THE TOWN Welcomes Dancer; FULL RESULTS & PICS!
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 3, 2014

Whoooooooa, this is it! All of the voters have voted, the competitive dances have been danced, the, 'Shut your face's have been shut your faced; tonight was SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's 11th season finale. And though, as in the last two years, we had four dancers still standing at the beginning of the night, for the first time since 2011, there was only one winner announced. Gone are the days of not having to choose between our favorite male and female dancers; this time, only one gets to take home the title of 'America's Favorite Dancer.' (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Monday, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

KING CHARLES III Extends Through 31 January 2015 at Wyndham's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of Mike Bartlett's critically acclaimed new play, King Charles III have announced that the show's run will extend by 9 weeks, and will now play at the Wyndham's Theatre until 31 January 2015. Tickets for the extension go on sale today. (more...)

Garth Fagan Dance Comes to Ebony Rep, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Ebony Repertory Theatre announced today that Garth Fagan Dance will return to Los Angeles after an absence of ten years. The company's program includes the Los Angeles premiere of excerpts from 'Lighthouse/Lightning Rod,' a collaboration of the company's Founder/Artistic Director Garth Fagan, Wynton Marsalis and California-based visual artist Alison Saar. 'Lighthouse' opened the Brooklyn Academy of Music season in 2012. Performances at the 400-seat Nate Holden Performing Arts Center (4718 W. Washington Blvd.) in Los Angeles will run October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

Multi-Platinum Country Band BLACKHAWK to Release Greatest Hits & More, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Multi-platinum country music band BlackHawk will release Greatest Hits & More on Loud & Proud Records on October 28, 2014. Greatest Hits & More tells the story of one of the most successful country music groups of the mid 1990s. (more...)

Louisville Family Cosmetic Dentist Offers Tips on How to Save Teeth in a Dental Emergency
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

New Albany cosmetic dental treatment authority Dr. Ronald Receveur is offering tips to anyone who has a dental emergency. (more...)

Pilot Chemical Hosted USA Luge Sochi 2014 Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

CINCINNATI, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Pilot Chemical Company hosted USA Luge 2014 Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin at its headquarters in Sharonville, Ohio today. Hamlin, a three-time Olympian, won the bronze medal at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia earlier this year. (more...)

Royal Albert Hall Presents A NIGHT OUT WITH... SIR MICHAEL CAINE, Feat. Artist Max Richter and More, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The Royal Albert Hall has announced their season for October 2014. It includes a celebration of Michael Caine, featured artists Max Richter, Peter Andre, and more. (more...)

BIG OTIS JUMP UP BLUES Revue Plays 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Otis Sallid's Big Otis Jump Up Blues Revue, for one night only tonight, May 29th at 9:30pm. The show features the music of Big Joe Turner, Julia Lee, Duke Ellington, Joe Liggins, La Vern Baker and Nellie Lutcher. It is steeped in the tradition of speakeasy shows that became popular during the rise of the Harlem Renaissance, performed in after-hours joints all across the Midwest and East Coast. (more...)

FOX Sports Announces 2014 College Football Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2014

FOX Sports presents college football fans with some of the most exciting matchups in 2014, as over 100 games are scheduled to air across its national and local broadcast and cable platforms. Top contests featuring Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA teams appear on the FOX broadcast network, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports Networks (FSN), FOX College Sports (FCS), FOX Deportes and FOX Sports GO all season long, culminating with the Pac-12 and Big Ten conference championship games on back-to-back nights on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6. (more...)

Terrence McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART and Neil LaBute's THE WAY WE GET BY Set for Second Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced two productions for its upcoming 36th season: the first New York production in 23 years of Terrence McNally's acclaimed play, LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART, directed by Peter DuBois, and the world premiere of Neil LaBute's dark comedy, THE WAY WE GET BY. (more...)

Dave Vitalli Set for CMT's New Series MY DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY, 7/5
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2014

Family fixer Dave Vitalli brings troubled teens and their sometimes wayward parents back from the brink of disrepair in his new eight-episode CMT series MY DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY, premiering Saturday, July 5 at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Jackson, MS (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: IDOL Delivers Fantastic Finale and Crowns a Worthy Champion
by Matt Tamanini - May 22, 2014

A journey that started nearly a year ago officially ended tonight. From tens of thousands auditioning last summer to one being named the 13th American Idol. For my money, Caleb Johnson and Jena Irene were not only the two most deserving contenders for this season's crown, but they were so by a wide margin. The contentment with knowing that either would be a worthy champion added to a show that returned to the bygone era when IDOL Finales were the highlight of each TV season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/22/14 - Outer Critics Circle, Susan Stroman, PRINCESS, HERO, FABLE, BIKE and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 22, 2014

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: The 2014 Outer Critics Circle Awards are tonight, Susan Stroman is the guest of honor at this year's New Dramatists spring luncheon, and A LITTLE PRINCESS, AMERICAN HERO, A FABLE and THE VILLAGE BIKE all begin off-Broadway! (more...)

KING CHARLES III To Transfer To Wyndham's From September
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of King Charles III will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season previewing from Tuesday 2 September with a press performance on Thursday 11 September. Tim Pigott-Smith will once again play Charles. The cast also includes Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson. Further casting is to be announced. (more...)

Almeida Announces New Season, Including OUR TOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre today announces its body of work for the autumn: a World Premiere of a new work by Alecky Blythe will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins and the London Premiere of David Cromer's acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. (more...)

The Almeida's KING CHARLES III, Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, to Transfer to Wyndham's Theatre from Sept 2
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of King Charles III will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season previewing from Tuesday 2 September with a press performance on Thursday 11 September. Tim Pigott-Smith will once again play Charles. The cast also includes Richard Goulding, Nyasha Hatendi, Adam James, Margot Leicester, Tom Robertson, Nicholas Rowe, Tafline Steen and Lydia Wilson. Further casting is to be announced. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Bravo's Big Top 'Summer by Bravo' Campaign
by - May 21, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, join Bravo Media for the launch of the fifth-annual "Summer by Bravo," a multi-platform promotional campaign celebrating the network's upcoming original programming. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere New Series GAME OF CROWNS, 7/13
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2014

Sunday nights on Bravo just gained some sparkle when 'Game of Crowns' premieres Sunday, July 13 at 9:15pm ET/PT i (more...)

Philipsburg Manor Presents DISCOVER PINKSTER! Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Dining on traditional African-American cuisine and enjoying music, dancing, and dramatic vignettes are highlights for visitors to Discover Pinkster! at Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow, NY, today, May 18, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (more...)

Co-authors Linda and Katherine Fisher Release CRESSIPES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Lee's Summit, Mo. (more...)

Target Margin Theater's TMT LAB: YIDDISH VERSION Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Target Margin Theater concludes the 2013-14 season and their two-year exploration of Yiddish Theater with the summer 2014 TMT Lab: Yiddish Version curated by TMT Artistic Producer John Del Gaudio. TMT's Lab offers a sampler of works from the canon of Yiddish theater and literature, to remind us all how diverse and sophisticated Yiddish culture was, and how great its loss. (more...)

CE Week 2014 Displays the Latest in Digital Health and Sports and Fitness Technology, 6/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

From heart-rate monitors worn on the wrist to handheld devices measuring fat percentage and muscle quality, the latest in digital health and sports and fitness technology will be on display at the upcoming CE Week 2014. Known as the CE industry's top annual mid-year event, CE Week brings together media, analysts and technology thought leaders for product debuts, a robust conference program and networking events all focused on innovative technology. CE Week 2014 is scheduled June 23-27 in New York City, with the CE Week Exhibits and Conference Program scheduled June 25-26 at the Metropolitan Pavilion/Altman Building. (more...)

Bravo Ranks #1 Amon P118-49 Sunday Night
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Behind the strength of Sunday night's lineup, Bravo Media ranked #1 versus ad-supported cable entertainment networks in primetime among P18-49. (more...)

James Jackson Jr. & LaDonna Burns to Bring THE BLACK-UPS to Joe's Pub, 8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Performance Artist and lover of tight jeans, James Jackson, Jr. has teamed with long time friend and hair-changing Diva-About-Town, LaDonna Burns (Rent Nat'l Tour, Seussical Nat'l Tour) for a show they've written based on the early years of their friendship and careers singing behind several New York City acts. The pair will bring THE BLACK UPS to Joe's Pub on Sunday, Aug. 10th @ 7PM (doors open at 6:00PM). (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Antaeus Company Successfully Mounts the World Premiere of THE CURSE OF OEDIPUS
by Gil Kaan - Jun 24, 2014

Playwright Kenneth Cavander's found the ideal collaborator in The Antaeus Company for finessing his original two night's worth of performances into its current smartly-written, easily comprehensible, two-and-a-half hour narrative. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Presents THE COLOR PURPLE, Begin. 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of The Color Purple at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, June 20, 2014 with a Preview on Thursday, June 19. The show runs through August 3, 2014. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, this joyful musical and epic story follows the life and personal awakening of Celie, a downtrodden young African American woman. With a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, the uplifting score features jazz, ragtime, gospel, African music and blues. The Broadway production earned eleven Tony nominations. (more...)

Windy City Gay Idol Finals Set for Mayne Stage, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Windy City Gay Idol, now in its 12th year, marches to the finals in search of the best amateur LGBTQ singer in the Chicago area. The finals will be at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse, Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. (more...)

James Jackson Jr. & LaDonna Burns to Bring THE BLACK-UPS to Joe's Pub, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Performance Artist and lover of tight jeans, James Jackson, Jr. has teamed with long time friend and hair-changing Diva-About-Town, LaDonna Burns (Rent Nat'l Tour, Seussical Nat'l Tour) for a show they've written based on the early years of their friendship and careers singing behind several New York City acts. (more...)

The Powerhouse Museum Presents AUTO OBSESSION Featuring The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences' Car Collection, 8/9-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences will for the first time showcase its extraordinary car collection in a new display at the Powerhouse Museum. AUTO OBSESSION, from 9 August to 26 October 2014,is part of a new Re-Collection project to ensure greater public access to the Museum's rich collection. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Sets 2014-15 McKnight Theater Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

The Playwrights' Center has announced the 2014-15 recipients of its McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships: costume designer Mathew LeFebvre; actor, director and choreographer Austene Van and actor Sally Wingert. (more...)

EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course Launches on Mobile Platforms
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

EA SPORTS PGA TOUR King of the Course offers up extremely fun swipe-swing and swipe shot-shaping controls that brings an intuitive feel to golf on your mobile device. The game offers lightning-fast, enjoyable challenges that allow players to get a quick golf fix whenever they like. In one level you may be attempting to precisely place a shot on the famous and tricky island green at the 17th hole of TPC Sawgrass, while in the next you could be facing off against a PGA TOUR pro such as Bubba Watson or Ian Poulter in a boss battle at St. Andrews. Players have a chance to even the odds on tough challenges, as you can utilize boosts like a magnet that pulls the ball toward the pin or increase the size of the hole to make it easier to drain putts or hole-out from the fairway. All this is wrapped in a fully-integrated social experience that allows friends to compete with one another to win Crowns and become the true King of the Course. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Perform with Rufus Wainwright, Chicago Symphony and More This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Deborah Voigt showcases her enviable range in a trio of major summer festival engagements this month. (more...)

Palm Beach Opera to Stage First World Premiere in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

At a time when so many opera companies find themselves forced to cut back, Palm Beach Opera has succeeded instead in breaking new ground, presenting the first world premiere in its 53-year history. Set to a libretto by Nahma Sandrow, Ben Moore's Enemies, A Love Story - a dark comedy based on Nobel laureate Isaac Bashevis Singer's eponymous novel and the subsequent Academy Award-nominated film adaptation - marks a major new addition to the repertoire. Starring bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, now creating his fourth leading role in a Hollywood-inspired opera, Enemies, A Love Story will debut on February 20, with conductor David Stern leading Sam Helfrich's new production. (more...)

Zonya Love, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Nathaniel Stampley & More to Lead Milwaukee Repertory Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for The Color Purple, the glorious musical saga which opens Friday, September 26, 2014 and runs from September 23 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Woodland Hills Top Cosmetic Dentists Offer 5 Tips for Getting More Teeth-Protecting Fluoride
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The average American drinks 167 bottled waters per year at a total cost of $11.8 billion, and this is major cause of concern for the prosthodontists at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute in Woodland Hills and Oxnard, Calif. (more...)

NEWSIES' LaVon Fisher-Wilson Welcomes Baby Girl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

She's just a Broadway baby! LaVon Fisher-Wilson, (Broadway's Newsies, The Color Purple and Chicago) and husband Darrell C. Wilson Sr. are excited to announce the arrival of their first daughter, DaVonna Bessiella Wilson. (more...)

NYC Costume Jewelry Designer to Make Coronation Jewels for Mardi Gras Royalty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Chris Crouch, the jewelry designer behind the label Moans Couture, has hand crafted the custom designed Crowns, scepters, and sets of jewels for the stage productions of Broadway's Wicked and Aladdin, HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows, Fashion Designer Zac Posen, and Katy Perry. Expanding his presence as a designer, he will be hosting trunk shows this September in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for Mardi Gras enthusiasts. (more...)

James Jackson Jr. and LaDonna Burns Come to Joe's Pub, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Performance Artist and lover of tight jeans, James Jackson, Jr. has teamed with long time friend and hair-changing Diva-About-Town, LaDonna Burns (Rent Nat'l Tour, Seussical Nat'l Tour) for a show they've written based on the early years of their friendship and careers singing behind several New York City acts. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAGEANT Wins For Congeniality
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2014

A revival of the 1991 drag musical beauty contest spoof is a pleasing ninety minutes of good, clean fun. (more...)

Duncan Sheik & Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's AMERICAN PSYCHO Musical to Get US Premiere at Second Stage Theatre in February; Rupert Goold to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) just announced the U.S. premiere of the new musical, AMERICAN PSYCHO, featuring a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (2ST's Good Boys and True, 'Glee,' Broadway's Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark), music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony-Award Winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), directed by Rupert Goold (Broadway's Macbeth with Patrick Stewart, ENRON). AMERICAN PSYCHO is based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. (more...)

Yahoo and Live Nation Entertainment Announce Initial Artist Lineup for the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen, Featuring Dave Matthews Band, Justin Timberlake and Usher
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The live concert streams will kick off on July 15 with 'A Very Special Evening with Dave Matthews Band' at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The show will feature the group delivering two sets, performing together in numerous electric and acoustic configurations in a reinvention of the traditional DMB summer evening. (more...)

Dave Matthews Band to Kick Off Lineup for Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Yahoo (Nasdaq: YHOO) and Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) today announced the initial artist lineup for the new Live Nation Channel on Yahoo Screen -- providing fans with a free, all-access front row seat to a new live concert every day, all year long. (more...)

IT AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT THE BLUES to Begin Performances 8/14 at Cumberland County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Beginning August 14, Cumberland County Playhouse will present It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, a rollicking celebration of America's first original contribution to music, the Blues! 'It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues is not only about the Blues, it's a sure cure for the Blues,' explains the show's director/choreographer Harry Bryce (Ain't Misbehavin', Crowns, Dreamgirls). (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

Louisville Cosmetic Family Dentist Provides 4 Tips for Parents to Protect Children's Gums from Periodontal Disease
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nearly half of all Americans over age 30 have gum disease with that number ballooning to 70 percent for those 65 and older. (more...)

Rehearsals Now Underway for Almeida Theatre's KING CHARLES III Transfer, with Tim Pigott-Smith & Oliver Chris
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The complete cast of the Almeida Theatre's acclaimed production of King Charles III began rehearsals today for the play's West End transfer. Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold, the world premiere of Mike Bartlett's hit new play enjoyed a sell-out run at the Almeida earlier this year and received outstanding critical acclaim. King Charles III will transfer to the Wyndham's Theatre for a limited season previewing from Tuesday 2 September with a press performance on Thursday 11 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Bull BC One North America Final Crowns B-Boy Victor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2014

Last night, Sin City turned into Spin City as 16 of the continent's best B-Boys battled head-to-head at the Red Bull BC One North America Final, hosted by Sway Calloway. After four rounds of one-on-one battles at the new Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas, Victor, from Kissimmee, Fla., emerged as the champion and advanced to the World Final in Paris. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

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