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VIDEO: First Look - Tony Nominated KING CHARLES III Comes to PBS, 5/14
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2017

Masterpiece on PBS and the BBC have teamed on a television adaption of the Tony-nominated play KING CHARLES III. The project will mark a reunion of the hit show's creative team, with writer Mike Bartlett adapting from his own script and Rupert Goold directing. (more...)

HUBBLE CANTATA Receives D.C. Premiere at Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

On May 25, following the "resounding success" (New York Observer) of its world premiere before an audience of thousands last summer, The Hubble Cantata comes to the Kennedy Center, where VisionIntoArt/National Sawdust (VIA/NS) and Beth Morrison Projects present its DC premiere. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Extends One Week at Second Stage Theater Uptown
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Second Stage Theater's (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) production of SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER has been extended by one week and will now play through Sunday, June 25. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs to Lead Workshop for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the sixth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards will feature a workshop led by Adam Jacobs, star of Disney's Aladdin North American tour, who originated the title role in Aladdin on Broadway, along with his wife Kelly Jacobs, who previously performed in Chicago in the Mary Poppins North American tour. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2017 Gene Kelly Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

A sold-out crowd gathered at the Benedum Center as Pittsburgh CLO honored Allegheny County's finest high school performers at the 27th Annual Pittsburgh CLO Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater on Saturday, May 27, 2017. (more...)

Drake Tops Winners of 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full Winner's List
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

The 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, was an explosive night of must-see, one-of-a-kind musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today's chart-topping artists. (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

Drake Tops Winners of Non-Televised BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2017

dick clark productions just released the names of the '2017 Billboard Music Award' winners from categories, which will not be televised during tonight's live broadcast. (more...)

Two Students Selected to Represent Center Stage Awards in New York City
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards recipients of Best Actress and Best Actor. Liz Valentin of Green Bay West High School and Felix Torrez of Green Bay Southwest High School will represent the program at the Jimmy Awards in New York City this June at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre. (more...)

African Drummers Highlight DJEMBES AND DANCE at Philipsburg Manor
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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The New Harmony Project Celebrates 31 Years of New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE 31ST ANNUAL NEW HARMONY PROJECT KICKS OFF MAY 23RD GATHERING IN THE QUAINT TOWN OF NEW HARMONY, INDIANA TO SUPPORT AND ELEVATE THE WORK OF WRITERS THAT EXPLORE AND CELEBRATE THE HUMAN SPIRIT (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees for Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production, Best Direction and the Grosh Award for Best Scenic Design for the sixth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Jim Stanek and Eve Plumb Lead FAMILY TIES Premiere Stage Adaptation in Dayton
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

One of the most beloved television families of the 1980s is set to make a long awaited return in the world premiere of Family Ties, written by Daniel Goldstein (The Song of Songs, Unknown Soldier and Row), based on the classic television series, directed by The Human Race's President & Artistic Director Kevin Moore and produced by special arrangement by Araca Media & Entertainment. (more...)

2017 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny, and the Fox Theatre have announced the nominees for the first annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

FIREFLIES World Premiere, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More Slated for Long Wharf Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre announces its 53rd season: a riotous farce, an uplifting musical, a quest for enlightenment, and stories of love, empathy, and friendship. (more...)

Wells Fargo to Present First St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

With great gratitude, the board of the St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards announced today that Wells Fargo Advisors has contributed $30,000 as the Presenting Sponsor of the inaugural St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.   (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jim Stanek, Eve Plumb and More in FAMILY TIES at The Human Race Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

One of the most beloved television families of the 1980s is set to make a long awaited return in the world premiere of Family Ties, written by Daniel Goldstein (The Song of Songs, Unknown Soldier and Row), based on the classic television series, directed by The Human Race's President & Artistic Director Kevin Moore and produced by special arrangement by Araca Media & Entertainment. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CNFR's Companion Event Special Olympics Rodeo Gears Up for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 2017 College National Finals Rodeo is on its way to Casper this June and the annual Special Olympics Rodeo is gearing up for another successful event! The Special Olympics Rodeo will take place on Saturday, June 17th at 9:00am at the Casper Events Center. Admission is free. (more...)

14th Annual Style Show To Benefit the NIRA Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The 2017 College National Finals Rodeo is on its way to Casper this June. Come support the NIRA Foundation in providing scholarships to CNFR participants at the 14th Annual Style Show at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday, June 17 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway In Chicago Celebrates Winners of 2017 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago has announced the award recipients of the Sixth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards: Justin Smusz of Bolingbrook, IL (Benet Academy) as BEST ACTOR for his portrayal of Chad in ALL SHOOK UP and Carly Meyer of Northbrook, IL (Glenbrook North High School) as BEST ACTRESS for her portrayal of Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Justin and Carly will represent the state of Illinois at The Jimmy Awards in New York on June 26, 2017. Scroll down for photos of the winners! (more...)

BWW Review: Sassy, Sweet, Colorful, MSMT Launches Larger-Than-Life GUYS AND DOLLS
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 30, 2017

Part of the perennial appeal of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls lies in the larger-than-life aura of its Damon Runyonesque roots - its fantasy land of gangsters and dolls, Broadway in the Prohibition era, and memorable characters who sing, dance, and deliver wise-cracks. Maine State Music Theatre's new production, the fifth in the company's history, brings this classic to life with a vivid freshness that embraces both the grand framework of the story and the intimacy of its essential heart. Sweet, sassy, and colorful, soaring and ambitious, MSMT's second show of the 2017 season is breathtakingly daring in the way it utilizes all the company's resources to their fullest, all the while that it demonstrates to a new generation why Guys and Dolls both invented and broke the mold for American musical theatre. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Travel Channel Premieres New Season of TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES 7/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Travel Channel has crisscrossed the globe to uncover the earth's most amazing, refreshing and off-the-beaten-path places to dive into in the new season of TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES premiering Sunday, July 23 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Local Students Recognized at National High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that Liz Valentin has been recognized at The Jimmy Awards/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards with both a Special Recognition Scholarship and the Spirit of the Jimmys award. (more...)

Recording Academy Announces Results of Board of Trustees Officers Elections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Recording AcademyTM announced today that producer/engineer/songwriter John Poppo was re-elected Chair of its Board of Trustees and A&R executive Ruby Marchand was re-elected Vice Chair at its annual spring Board of Trustees meeting. (more...)

Michael Stiggers to Headline Hip Hop Musical iLLA! at O'Neill Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Producers have announced the full cast for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July. (more...)

RuPaul Crowns America's Next Drag Super Star on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

You're perfect, you're beautiful and you're a winner, baby! Sasha Velour was crowned the season nine winner of VH1's Emmy® Award-winning RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, after slaying the runway and competition in a season filled with jaw-dropping lip-sync battles, sickening fashions and unforgettably raw moments. (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops Season to Close with 'ELLA & LOUIS'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing —the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong during the final weekend of the 2016-2017 PNC Pops season on June 16-18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The First Annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards winners were announced Sunday, May 28 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

40th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm-Wrestling Championships Set for Cheap Shots Sports Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced today that the 40th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm-Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the King and Queen of Arms will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 1 PM. (more...)

Tracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Obie and Drama Desk Award winner LILA NEUGEBAUER will direct the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, in June of 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. (more...)

CROWNS The Gospel Musical Comes to Raleigh Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Regina Taylor's moving and celebratory gospel musical "Crowns" opens at Raleigh Little Theatre on Friday, August 25. "Crowns" is based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, which features portraits and stories of black women in church hats. RLT's production is directed by Terra Hodge.. (more...)

BWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 19, 2017

'Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you: trippingly on the tongue.' Without uttering almost a single word until the final scene, Dickie Beau speaks volumes in his latest show. Mixing mediums, lip synching and Shakespeare, Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me is an eclectic Hamlet mixtape. (more...)

Singer Alicia G Debuts New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Acclaimed pop singer/hip hop artist Alicia G is debuting her new music video for her upcoming single “Ca$h & Nap” this week. To celebrate, Alicia G is also launching her all new OneAvenue Fanmoji app, giving fans a chance to download fun new emojis featuring cartoon versions of Alicia G. (more...)

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by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

THE TEMPEST, CINDERELLA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Set for Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season - scroll down for highlights! (more...)

Veronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck and Harriett D. Foy to Star in MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The full cast and creative team for the New York Premiere of MotherFreakingHood!, the show that celebrates the mother you never thought you should be, has been announced. (more...)

Local High Schools to be Recognized at First Center Stage Awards Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural Center Stage High School Musical Theater Awards. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 28, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! This morning (which according to our watch is Friday, April 28) we come to you to pose this musical question: What have they done to poor Heather Morris on Dancing With the Stars? Seriously, what did they do? We don't watch that show but have picked up some rumblings on the mean streets of Music City that intrigue is afoot among the over-teased and body-glittered cast of the ABC Monday night juggernaut - please fill us in, theaterati. Inquiring minds want to know. (more...)

VEX Robotics World Championship Crowns 2017 Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Asha Dental Now Gives Patients Same Day Crowns
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Michael Shannon-Led SIMPATICO, Christopher Durang Debut and More Set for McCarter in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director and Resident Playwright Emily Mann is pleased to announce the lineup for the upcoming 2017-2018 Theater Series. (more...)

Porter Ranch Dental Studio Can Now Provide a Dental Crown in One Visit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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