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Songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore Honored with 2016 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore.  (more...)

Paula Vogel's INDECENT Finds Broadway Home, Locks in Dates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

INDECENT - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre - will premiere on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), this spring. (more...)

November at NJPAC - Jazz in the Key of Ellison, Renée Fleming, Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, The Brubeck Songbook with The Brubeck Brothers Band, James Brown Cel
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Find out what's happening this month at NJPAC! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Kodak Posts Third-Quarter Profit of $12 Million
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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Kodak Posts Third-Quarter Profit of $12 Million
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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Casting Set for The New Colony's Fantasy Adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New Colony launches its 2017 Season with the fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS by Sean Kelly, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing January 11 - February 12, 2017 at The New Colony's resident home, The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Bernadette Peters & More in Amazon's MOZART IN THE JUNGLE Season 3
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Season 3 of the Emmy and Golden Globe winning MOZART IN THE JUNGLE is about reinvention, as the orchestral family must find themselves as individuals before they can reunite renewed and stronger. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 6, 2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Carolina - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for South Carolina (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Boise (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Wichita (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 5, 2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BrownBox Theatre and Sound Theatre Company to Present Encore Reading of BLACK LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

To celebrate the publication of the play Black Like Us, BrownBox Theatre joins forces with Sound Theatre Company to present an 'encore' staged reading of the Gregory Award Winning Play at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.  Black Like Us is a funny, poignant, and deeply relevant story about the bonds of family, the struggles of identity, and the far-reaching effects of one woman's decision. The play is set in Seattle's Central District neighborhood, not far from the location of the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, and spans decades of change that have impacted that community.  (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/5/2016
by - Nov 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/5/2016. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Donates Over $1.6 Million to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation has announced that its 2016 donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will total $1.675 million dollars, bringing the foundation's total contribution to BC/EFA to $13.325 million since it began 12 years ago. The foundation, which is funded by royalties from the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb's vast catalogue of work, makes an annual donation to BC/EFA. (more...)

A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, Extends Again at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Due to critical and popular demand, Playwrights Horizons has announced a second extension of their hit world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to The Colonial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce the 11th annual community production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by Eric Hill and directed by Travis G. Daly, and presented for the sixth time at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. A Christmas Carol runs Saturday, December 10 through Tuesday, December 22. (more...)

BWW Review: Definitely Game On For THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY
by Gil Kaan - Nov 28, 2016

The Los Angeles premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY receives a full-throttled, laugh-filled mounting from a very talented cast and its off-stage creatives. John Flynn nimbly directs his committed performers at a smooth, swift pace from laugh to laugh to even more laughs. The combined comic geniuses of Grace, Reino, Samuels, Semar & Wessels must be lauded for this clever, witty script; both spoken and sung. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sydney Regional Awards Update - Jack Dawson, Geoffrey Rush Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Australia - Sydney Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

12th Annual Fred Ebb Award Presented Tonight to Thomas Mizer & Curtis Moore
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, tonight from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley. (more...)

WORLD FACTORY to Play HOME Manchester This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Delving into the murky history and contemporary reality of the garment industry, World Factory provokes a conversation about consumer capitalism and ethical trade in relation to China. The original production of World Factory was created and produced by METIS Projects in co-production with the New Wolsey Theatre, the Young Vic, and Company of Angels, and first performed at the New Wolsey Theatre and Young Vic in 2015. (more...)

Music Institute of Chicago Announces Holiday Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Music Institute of Chicago welcomes the holiday season and the new year with a series of events for Chicago-area music lovers of all ages. Except where noted, events offer FREE admission and take place at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. (more...)

Dailey & Vincent at Spencer The Rock Stars of Bluegrass this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Hailed as "The Rockstars of Bluegrass," Dailey & Vincent are vocal harmony sensations with one of the top bluegrass string bands in the country. Having first partnered in late 2007, Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent quickly established themselves as standouts in American music (bluegrass, traditional country and gospel music), thanks to the fantastically powerful blend of their tenor vocals and their rapid release of sizzling studio albums that have raked in pokes-full of top industry awards: 3 Grammy nominations, 3-time "Vocal Group of the Year" and "Album of the Year," 4 Dove Awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Awards, numerous #1 rankings on Billboard Bluegrass charts, and an Emmy Award nomination for their Public Television Special "Dailey & Vincent - Alive!" They've additionally won worldwide attention for their sonic perfection in concert (120 shows per year) and their top-rated television series "The Dailey & Vincent Show." (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT AMERICAN SH*T SHOW at Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
by - Nov 20, 2016

Dark Circles Contemporary Dance once again doesn't shy away from commentary and comedy in their new program: The Great American Sh*t Show.  Comprised of four pieces (in order "The Great American Sh*t Show", "For Allen", "Coyotes Tip-Toe", and "Gal Friday"), the evening's performances range from solemn to joyous, as Artistic Director and Choreographer Joshua L. Peugh and Guest Choreographers Jonathan Campbell & Austin Diaz ("For Allen") explore modern life, loss, and deceptively - love. (more...)

Heidi Lynne Gluck Debuts Video For Better Homes & Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Heidi Lynne Gluck has premiered her video for “Better Homes & Gardens” with The Big Takeover. (more...)

Maxim Empowering Design Innovation at electronica 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Salon/Sanctuary Concerts Presents THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN: SCENES FROM A MERCHANT SONGS OF HIS VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is poised between two Empires - The Sceptered Isle and La Serenissima. In honor of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare and the 500th anniversary of the birth of the Venetian ghetto, The Floor of Heaven interweaves moments from Shakespeare's complex and revolutionary text with the play's original music and songs from the English-Venetian soundscape that Shakespeare's characters would have played and heard. (more...)

Maelstrom Productions Presents World Premiere Comedy SNOWED INN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Maelstrom Productions proudly presents the World Premiere Comedy SNOWED INN written and directed by David Ewing at the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special holiday engagement will be presented December 9 through 18, 2016. Eight performances only! (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces Guest Artist Line-Up - Tony Yazbeck, Caissie Levy and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Carnegie Hall today announced an exciting new guest artist line-up for its spring performances with The New York Pops and Music DirectorSteven Reineke. On Friday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, the orchestra and Maestro Reineke continue their Carnegie Hall season with Life is a Cabaret: The Songs of Kander and Ebb, a celebration of composer John Kander's 90th birthday and five-decade partnership with lyricist Fred Ebb. Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck joins previously announced Caissie Levy performing songs from the duo's biggest Broadway sensations including Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman,The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago. Previously announced guest artist Joshua Henry is unable to appear in this concert due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

Marti Webb to Join LA CAGE AUX FOLLES on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Award-winning star MARTI WEBB, will join the previously announced JOHN PARTRIDGE and ADRIAN ZMED. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the New York Musical Festival Gala!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, just honored Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca last night at the Edison Ballroom. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - The Majestic Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 14, 2016

Have you ever wanted to spend time with Stephen Sondheim in the lobby during one of his shows? Did you know that Patti LuPone once had a Broadway ghostly encounter? Have you wondered what it was like to be in the landmark Broadway premiere of Angels in America? (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, Featuring Marti Webb, to Hit The King's Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Marti Webb is to join John Partridge and Adrian Zmed in the first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award-winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, when it arrives at the King's in Glasgow from, 25-29 July 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: FLOOD Teaches a Valuable Lesson at Old 505 Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Nov 12, 2016

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Johnny Rogers' Buddy & Beyond at Spencer Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

From Branson to Las Vegas, showman Johnny Rogers is in the business of bringing yesteryear's music and history of rock 'n' roll to life with his outstanding music tribute to the great Buddy Holly and legends beyond. (more...)


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Over 70 Short Plays from Caridad Svich, Neil LaBute and More Slated for AFTER ORLANDO Series in Response to Pulse Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Missing Bolts Productions and NoPassport Theatre Alliance, in association with Daryl Roth, announce AFTER ORLANDO, an international theater action comprised of more than 70 short plays written in response to the tragic shooting at Pulse Nightclub on June 12, 2016, and the growing devastating history of gun violence in the United States and worldwide. (more...)

CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL to Premiere This Fall in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Grab your friends and head out for an evening of humor, heart, and harmony as Chick Flick the Musical comes to The Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N. Halsted Street in Chicago. This uniquely female-positive new musical begins previews November 1, and opens November 10 for an open run. (more...)

Tony-Winning CABARET Comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre This Fall; Tickets on Sale This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta announced today that individual tickets for the Atlanta engagement of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Sunday, August 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Exhibitions, ALADDIN and More on This January in Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What's on for January 2017 at Pyramid & Parr Hall? Scroll down to find out! (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hope Theatre's HER ACHING HEART
by Roy Tan - Dec 3, 2016

4 and 5 star reviews continue to float across the media as critics and audiences alike praise The Hope Theatre's 25th anniversary in-house production of Bryony Lavery's hilarious Mill's and Boon pastiche 'Her Aching Heart' since Curtains rose on the 29th November. (more...)

Sunset Theatre Company to Present Comedy Murder Mystery CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sunset Theatre Company, the award winning youth theatre company, presents the musical comedy, murder mystery, Curtains. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Philadelphia Regional Awards Update - Wesley Hemmann, Rachel Medori Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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