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Second Stage Theatre (New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)

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Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

BWW Review: Alien Charades in Gilded Armor in Forward Flux's THE WEDDING GIFT
by Amelia Reynolds - Sep 28, 2016

What do you get when you cross a science fiction slavery parable with a game of charades? You get Forward Flux's production, 'The Wedding Gift' by Chisa Hutchinson. (more...)

DISGRACED to Spark Debate at McCarter This October; Ayad Akhtar Set for Dialogue During Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning Disgraced has become a flashpoint of conversation. Critically-acclaimed and Tony-nominated on Broadway, produced around the world, Disgraced is about to spark debate on McCarter's Matthews Stage this October. (more...)

Mark Lowry Honored With Golden Note Award, Ben Glover Named Christian Music Songwriter of the Year, Matthew West Named Top Songwriter-Artist at 38th Annual ASCAP Christia
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016


??????? A Play with Hat-titude: Theater Project Opens CROWNS, The Gospel Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Expectations are high -- The Theater Project had previously produced Crowns in 2010, so "In 2016, we expect to raise the roof at each and every performance in Maplewood," says artistic director Mark Spina. "The music in Crowns makes you want to join right in - and people do!"   The production, made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, begins its four-week run September 29.   (more...)

Houston Grand Opera to Host Costume Sale This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Calling all kings and queens, knights and ladies-in-waiting! Houston Grand Opera announces a fabulous costume sale from its private warehouse on Saturday, October 8, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Opens 50th Season with Provocative Hit KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

What happens when Queen Elizabeth dies?  Is Prince Charles ready to ascend to the throne?  Is England ready for him?  This bracingly provocative and outrageously entertaining new play makes its regional premiere when Arizona Theatre Company opens its 50th anniversary season with Mike Bartlett's award-winning exploration of the people underneath the Crowns, King Charles III, Oct. 6-23 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe.  The 2016-17 season is sponsored by I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Drama Takes Center Stage in TLC's LITTLE MISS ATLANTA, 10/5
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

LITTLE MISS ATLANTA centers around the fiercely competitive world of children's beauty pageants, where the kids are the stars, but the moms aren't going down without a fight…literally. (more...)

TobyMac's HITS DEEP Tour Comes to Cleveland Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Announced today on K-LOVE/AIR1, TobyMac shared the diverse line-up for his 2017 'HITS DEEP Tour' including Matt Maher, Mandisa, Mac Powellfrom Third Day, Capital Kings, Ryan Stevenson and Hollyn who will join him at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University on April 7, 2017. (more...)

TobyMac Announces HITS DEEP Tour in Cleveland!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016


Regina Taylor to be Honored at Black and Latino Playwrights Conference
by Ashlee Latimer - Sep 10, 2016

Golden Globe award-winning actress and playwright Regina Taylor is this year's recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award at the 14th Annual Texas State Black and Latino Playwrights Conference Sept. 12-18 at Texas State University. A tribute to the native Texan will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, in the Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.   (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Tennessee Williams Bio-Musical A HOUSE OF GLASS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A House of Glass" in concert on Monday September 12, 2016 at 7 PM. Broadway's Joshua Morgan (Les Mis), Lawrence Clayton (The Color Purple), Leah Horowitz (Follies), Jelani Remy (The Lion King), Austin Colby (The Sound of Music), Theresa McCarthy (Floyd Collins) and Megan Kane take part in a one night only concert version of this exciting new musical! (more...)

Friend to Debut UK Single 'The Evening Crowns The Day' 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Welcome to the captivating, clockwork world of Swiss musician, Dominik Huber, aka FRIEND, whose debut UK single will be released on October 22nd called, The Evening Crowns The Day. (more...)

BWW Breakdown: RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALLSTARS Crowns a Queen Queen
by Maggie Yates - Oct 17, 2016

THIS IS IT! The crowning of a queen. Are you #TeamAlaska? #TeamKatya? #TeamDetox? Or #TeamRoxxxy? The decision to have the Drag Race contestants eliminate each other (rather than judge/host RuPaul making the final decision) each week created an interesting competitive dynamic this season, one that resulted in, as Alaska says, a re-creation of season 5's match-up of Rolaskatox vs. a 'loveable weirdo.' (more...)

American Music Awards Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The American Music Awards, the world's biggest fan-voted award show, announced today the “2016 American Music Awards” nominees with recording artists Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten revealing six categories of nominees live on ABC's “Good Morning America.” Immediately following the broadcast, five additional categories were announced in real time exclusively via Snapchat (TheAMAs).  ABC News then livestreamed the remaining 17 categories and included a recap of all nominees in the 11 previously announced categories.  (See the full list of nominees below).  The “2016 American Music Awards” will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.    (more...)

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch & More Set for First Dallas Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Denise Lee Onstage and Fair Park Dallas have set the stage for the first-ever Dallas Cabaret Festival, July 28-30, 2016. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Welcomes New Literary Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has announced Amrita Ramanan as their new Director of Literary Development and Dramaturgy. She succeeds Lue Morgan Douthit, who has moved into the directorship of the Festival's Play on! program.  (more...)

Sony Pictures' 'Ghostbusters' Offers First-Ever Front And Rear-Facing Lens On Snapchat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016


Sony's GHOSTBUSTERS Offers First-Ever Front & Rear-Facing Lens on Snapchat
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

For the first time ever, Snapchatters can use both the front and rear cameras of their phones with a new type of Lens as millions of users become true GHOSTBUSTERS on the popular digital platform. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

Andre DeShields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Heads to Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kim Lawson and Donica Lynn. CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. runs August 25, 26 and 27, 2016 at 8pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Shakespeare's War of the Roses Saga to Continue with HENRY V at the Theater at Monmouth
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

William Shakespeare's HENRY V opens at the Theater at Monmouth Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Launches Cabaret Series with LEADING LADIES OF CHICAGO THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre premieres The Cabaret Room at Drury Lane with Leading Ladies of Chicago Theatre, a two-night event that gives audiences exclusive access to some of Chicago's top talent in an intimate setting. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The 20th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) Finals Show and Live Webcast will be held Friday, July 15, with a Pre-show at 6:30 PM. Finals Show 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Terrace Theater - Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. The WCOPA Finals Show brings together the best of the best singers, dancers, actors, musicians and models from more than 50 countries. Hundreds of performers vie for the championship Crowns, industry recognition and $450,000 in scholarships! (more...)

Winter Jam Tour to Stop at Boise's Taco Bell Arena This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The mega Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is set to return to the West Coast in November with GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriters Matthew West and Crowder leading an all-star lineup. (more...)

Matthew West and Crowder to Headline All-Star Winter Jam West
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The mega Winter Jam Tour Spectacular is set to return to the West Coast in November with GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriters Matthew West and Crowder leading an all-star lineup. The world's largest annual Christian music tour, Winter Jam will hit 10 major arenas from Los Angeles to Phoenix, featuring Britt Nicole, RED, Mandisa, NewSong, KB/Tedashii and evangelist Tony Nolan. In addition, the Pre-Jam Party is slated to showcase OBB, Sarah Reeves and Steven Malcolm. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 7/31/2016 - 8/7/2016
by BWW - Aug 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 7/31/2016 - 8/7/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Jungle Safari Winner Is Crowned on Tonight's TODDLERS & TIARAS
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

TODDLERS & TIARAS is back again tonight on TLC at 9/8c. The winner is crowned in the Jungle Safari pageant and though everone gets a prize, not everyone is happy. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Maria Dizzia to Replace Annie Parisse in Second Stage Theatre's THE LAYOVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Second Stage Theatre just announced Maria Dizzia will assume the role of Shellie in the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman, on Tuesday, September 6. She returns to Second Stage Theatre after her acclaimed performance in the title role of Eurydice, during the company's 28th season. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Fancy a Shave? The Human Race Theatre Company to Stage SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

he Human Race kicks off its 2016-2017 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street - A Musical Thriller. Created by the Tony Award winning team by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book) and based on an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this masterpiece of suspense invites audiences to attend the tale of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

New Music Series: Musical Sojourn at the Kraine Theater & Under St. Marks Theater NYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This monthly music series is being introduced and hosted by Horsetrade productions and music event producer Salli Squitieri bringing both up and coming and renowned performing artists of all genres from near and far to these two historically rich funky chic unique east village flavored theatres. (more...)

Broadway in Chicago Sets Deadlines for 2017 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to invite high schools across the state of Illinois to participate in the Sixth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. The Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards celebrate excellence in high school theatre throughout the State of Illinois. (more...)

'Donny Trumpet Goes to the Election' Ebook is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ After four years of running Birdland, it's time for Black Bird to retire. Candidates flock to take his place, including the yuge yellow bird Donny Trumpetand his presidency could have disastrous results for Birdland. That's the premise behind the new illustrated e-book Donny Trumpet Goes to the Election: The Story of a Yuge Yellow Bird, released this week by author and illustrator Nazan Saatci (ISBN 978-0-9976506-1-7, Fairy Hill Publishing, LLC, $9.99 for Kindle). (more...)

The Yard to Present Malpaso Dance Company This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Malpaso Dance Company returns in 2016 to the scene of their overwhelming, standing- room-only triumph in the 2015 YARD ARTS season with two (2) new and different programs - 1) a sparkling repertory of Cuban and American works on Tuesday, August 16th at the MVPAC in Oak Bluffs (at 7 PM); and 2) a work in progress, Dreaming of Lions, based on Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea," developed in part in a Yard 2016 Offshore Creation Residency, on Thursday, August 18th, at The Yard's Patricia Nanon Theater (2 performances, at 11 AM and 8 PM). (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Milwaukee Premiere of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016


Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Fitbit Partners With New York Road Runners to Train for the TCS New York City Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leader in the connected health and fitness market, today announced a two-year partnership with New York Road Runners designed to provide runners of all levels with relevant data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals at the TCS New York City Marathon. The association between Fitbit, the first-ever official fitness tracker partner of the race, and the largest marathon in the world, extends beyond race day, encouraging runners to participate in enriching community-building activities and to use Fitbit's platform of activity trackers and mobile tools to perform at their personal best. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Raul Mendez, Hannia Guillen, Priscilla Lopez and More to Lead Nilo Cruz's BATHING IN MOONLIGHT World Premiere at McCarter Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home. (more...)

Andre De Shields' New Work CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. Comes to Victory Gardens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., will present Confessions of a P.I.M.P., written and performed by Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn. Confessions of a P.I.M.P. runs August 26, 27 at 8pm and August 28 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

PBS & BBC to Team on TV Adaptation of Tony-Nominated Play KING CHARLES III
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Masterpiece on PBS and the BBC are teaming on a television adaption of the Tony-nominated play KING CHARLES III. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Acquires Rare Nepalese Crown from Barbara Levy Kipper
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that collector Barbara Levy Kipper has donated to the Museum an extraordinarily rare Nepalese ritual crown in gilt copper, dating from the late 13th or 14th century. Such Crowns are worn by Nepalese Vajracarya priests who perform Vajrayana Buddhist ceremonies on behalf of devotees. (more...)

FOOD NETWORK STAR Crowns Season 12 Winner
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

FOOD NETWORK STAR concluded Sunday, July 31st with Tregaye Fraser named the season 12 winner. Chef Fraser of Atlanta, a seasoned chef who likes to twist old-fashioned recipes with her own unique flair, competed against 12 of the most talented culinary hopefuls from around the country (more...)

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