BWW Review: Lance Horne Unveils New Work (With a Little Help From His Friends) in First Show of His Residency at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Dec 3, 2016

Sitting in my seat watching Lance Horne and his many friends perform at NEW WORK NEW WORK I: EXTRAORDINARY DAYS at Joe's Pub, I couldn't help but feel like I was at a really great dinner party (if I were invited to dinner parties with some of the most talented artists in the city). The seats---and, in this case, the songs---were assigned, but the host didn't try and force conversation, and the whole affair was better for it. The purpose of the November 21 show, the first in a year-long residency, was for the successful composer and musical director to showcase his recent work, and, for new material, Horne's songs were quite polished. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON (2nd National Tour) at The Kentucky Center For The Arts
by Taylor Clemons - Dec 2, 2016

They're back!!! That's right! Everyone's favorite blasphemous musical comedy has returned to Louisville. (more...)

BWW Review: Nick Cordero Leads Robert De Niro/Jerry Zaks-Directed A BRONX TALE To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2016

When the new musical based on Chazz Palminteri's autobiographical solo play, A BRONX TALE had its world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this year, it boasted a solid first act, a terrific star performance by Nick Cordero, an Alan Menken/Glenn Slater song that every Sinatra-styled saloon singer will want to grab. It also featured some of those traditional second act problems that often plague new musicals looking for a Broadway home. (more...)

ESPN Signs NFL Insider Adam Schefter to New Multi-Year Extension
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

ESPN has signed NFL Insider Adam Schefter, one of sports media's preeminent reporters, to a new multi-year contract extension. (more...)

Realtor Dominic Pucci Helps Foster Children Experience the Joy of...
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Grease is the Word at King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Grease is the word! The hit 70s musical returns in 2017 for a UK tour, stopping off in Glasgow on Tuesday 9 May for 11 nights. Tom Parker (The Wanted) will be making his musical theatre debut playing Danny Zuko, Danielle Hope (Over the Rainbow winner) will be playing Sandy, and Louisa Lytton (Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders) is taking on the role of Rizzo.  (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

RE/MAX Titanium Celebrates Being Ranked as one of 2016 America's Fastest Growing Companies by INC Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

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Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Royal & Derngate Announces Made In Northampton 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

At the end of a remarkable year for the Northampton venue, Royal & Derngate's Artistic Director James Dacre today announced details of Made in Northampton 2017.  (more...)

Phil Vassar Returns to Indian Ranch in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Indian Ranch announced that Phil Vassar will return to Webster, MA on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.  The announcement comes  in conjunction with today's  release of Phil's brand new album, American Soul. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: The Original HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Soundtrack Is Now Streaming!
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The original soundtrack recording of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! includes studio recordings of all the musical numbers that are performed by the cast members in the live broadcast and is now available to stream on iTunes (click here) and Spotify (click here) (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards Update - Julian Decker, Sarah Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City 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...)

BWW Review: Pilobolus Restores Faith in Humanity
by Olga El - Dec 2, 2016

Leave it to Pilobolus to restore a bit of your faith in humanity. Beauty, diversity and teamwork are integral to their communal and genre-bending creative process, each piece daring and completely different from the next. Their run at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts opened on November 16th, 2016 and closes on December 4th. (more...)

VIDEO: Let Your Dreams Come True with All-New HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Promo!
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

NBC has unveiled an all-new promo for the highly-anticipated musical HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, airing  Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Get a first look below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Regional Awards Update - Tara Lewis, Robert Hazlette Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend 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...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Bobby Collins This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Bobby Collins-Friday, January 20, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Drops an All-New Promo
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

NBC has unveiled an all-new promo for the highly-anticipated musical HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Get a first look below! (more...)

Steven J. Burge to Play Heavenly Father After Wesley Taylor Departs AN ACT OF GOD in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces today that Wesley Taylor, Broadway star and fan favorite in the NBC TV show 'Smash,' will play God through January 22. Steven J. Burge will assume the role of God starting January 24. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem Returns for MLK Celebration at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Dance Theatre of Harlem, founded in 1969 by Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, was an artistic means of turning despair into hope following the assassination of Dr. King. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, December 22, 2016
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Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, December 22, 2016! (more...)

BWW Preview: FS Young Company Celebrates Win at Utah Festival, Satler Sisters Celebrate Roles in Upcoming COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 2, 2016

Aspiring young performers from across the country challenge Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death (April. 2016) in a national festival this past fall. To do so, First Stage's Young Company, Milwaukee's pre-professional training program for young actors, recently traveled to the Utah Shakespeare Festival with Associate Artistic Director John Maclay and Teaching Artist Marcella Kearns to compete with literally 100's of schools and theaters from across the country on how Shakespeare inspires young audiences. While eleven members competed in the 2016 Young Company, two identical twins, Alex and Sydney Salter both participated in the festival competition and play the twin Dromios in the Company's upcoming Comedy of Errors, As First Stage celebrates 30 years, Young Company begins this 13th season. Maclay comments on the program when he says, '[Young Company] It's about challenging these fantastic young artists with difficult material and working to inspire an ethic of excellence.' (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland Orchestra Sublime, THE NUTCRACKER Uninspired
by Roy Berko - Dec 2, 2016

When the Cleveland Ballet left this area for San Jose, California, in 2000, it is rumored that the organization was over one-million dollars in debt. Lots of fingers were pointed as to why the deficit existed, but one thing is for sure, there will always be, it the minds of those who saw it, one lasting legacy of Dennis Nahat and his reign as the company's Artistic Director. From its 1979 debut, when it sold out every night of its two-week run, until its escape to the west coast, Nahat's THE NUTCRACKER reigned supreme. (more...)

Teaching Young Artists Presents Area Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present the area premiere of new American musical Hands on a Hardbody next month. Inspired by true events and based on the acclaimed 1997 documentary of the same name by S. R. Bindler, Hands on a Hardbody follows 10 hard-luck Texans searching for a new lease on life. Under a scorching sun for days on end, armed with nothing but hope, humor and ambition, each contestant fights to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In the hilarious, hard-fought contest that is Hands on a Hardbody, only one winner can drive away with American Dream. (more...)

VIDEO: Good Morning Baltimore! HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Star Maddie Baillio Visits the City
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Newcomer Maddie Baillio, who will star as Tracy Turnblad in NBC's highly-anticipated musical HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, recently stopped by Baltimore, Md. - check out her visit to the city behind the show's signature tune 'Good Morning Baltimore' below! (more...)

December Films at The Granada Theatre Feature SUMMER & SMOKE and ZUCCHERO: UNA ROSA BLANCA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Granada Theatre Film Series continues this December with two globally iconic films screened on the theater's 4k digital cinema system. Part of the Elmer Bernstein Memorial Film Series, and based on the Tennessee Williams play of the same name, Summer and Smoke will screen on Monday, December 5, 2016. The And The Band Played On Film Series follows on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 with the screening of Zucchero: Una Rosa Blanca, a powerful film documenting one of the largest and most popular music-concert performances in Cuban history. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, December 15, 2016
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Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, December 15, 2016! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Wichita Regional Awards Update - Shane Schrag, Julia Faust Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Wichita 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...)

Riverside Theatre to Hit the Cell Block with CHICAGO This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present Broadway's longest-running American musical, Chicago, which performs on the Stark Stage from January 3 - 22, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, December 3, 2016
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Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on today, December 3, 2016! (more...)

Busby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'BUSBY BERKELEY,' a nine-day festival spotlighting the early movie musical trailblazer famous for his eye-popping kaleidoscopic production numbers, will run at Film Forum from Wednesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 15. (more...)

Gloria Estefan & Cast of Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! to Perform on ABC's 'New Year's Rockin' Eve'
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Today, ABC announced that international superstar Gloria Estefan and the cast of her smash hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! will perform on DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD, opening Saturday, January 28, 2017 and running through February 26, 2017, with previews January 25-27. (more...)

Outside NYC? Attend TRU Panels & Workshops with Pay Per View Podcasts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces an opportunity for those outside the New York area, or unable to make it to live TRU events, to benefit from the information shared by the theater's leading network for developing theater professionals. (more...)

James Patterson to Host MasterClass
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Online education platform MasterClass announces today that the world's bestselling author, James Patterson, will hold a second writing competition for MasterClass students. MasterClass invites aspiring authors across the nation to put their skills to the test for a life-changing opportunity to collaborate with the bestselling writer. Earlier this year, Patterson selected another student from his MasterClass, Kecia Bal, to co-author a book with THE DOLLS will be published in June 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Countdown Continues! Go Behind the Scenes for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

NBC has just released an all-new promo for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! that takes fans behind the scenes as the finishing touches are placed! NBC's live broadcast will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAIRSPRAY LIVE's 'Dynamites' & More New Images
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

NBC has shared all-new behind-the-scene images from the set of HAIRSPRAY LIVE, as well as a first look at Dynamites' Shayna Steele, Judine Somerville, and Kamilah Marshall (more...)

Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Friends and colleagues who will participate in the memorial to Edward Albee on Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52 St.) in NYC, have been announced. (more...)

Scoop: Disney Channel - December 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Dec 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on Disney Channel - December 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Regional Awards Update - Alec Walberg, Yianni Perahortis Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Kansas City 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...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards Update - Eli Lucas, Lillie Weber 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...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Miami Regional Awards Update - Stephanny Noria, Bobby Cassell in 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...)

American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turingon on January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Regional Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Nick Haubner Tied!
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...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Minneapolis Regional Awards Update - Brandon Brooks, Max Wojtanowicz Tied!
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...)

VIDEO: Derek Hough Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE!; Mark Ballas Wedding & More on 'Ellen'
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Multi-talented actor, singer and dancer Derek Hough stopped by today's ELLEN to discuss all of his latest roles - both onscreen and off, including NBC's upcoming HAIRSPRAY LIVE!. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse Announces New Staff
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Andrew Vonderschmitt, Executive and Producing Artistic Director at the Long Beach Playhouse is leaving for an exciting new position as Program Director for the Arts Council of El Dorado County. On Monday, November 28, the Playhouse board of directors voted to name Madison Mooney its Executive Director. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

The Second City Sets Opening for New Mainstage Revue
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Second City is proud to announce the opening of their 105th Mainstage Revue, The Winner...of Our Discontent. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at The Second City Mainstage Theater (1616 N Wells St.). A Grand Opening is scheduled for Thursday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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