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Jill K.Yaranon Releases HOT TRAILJill K.Yaranon Releases HOT TRAIL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

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Michael Phelps to Participate at Doha GOALS Forum in Los Angeles, 7/25Michael Phelps to Participate at Doha GOALS Forum in Los Angeles, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

DOHA, Qatar, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Doha GOALS, the world's leading platform focusing on sports as a driver of social change, announced that Olympic swimming legend, Michael Phelps will be one of several world-class athletes participating in the Forum, which takes place from July 25-27, 2015 in Los Angeles the first time the event has been held outside Qatar. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is Thoroughly Entertaining, at Broadway RoseBWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is Thoroughly Entertaining, at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver - Jul 7, 2015

Broadway Rose's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a big, flashy Broadway musical with all of the bells and whistles. (more...)

BWW Recap: Sweet Dreams Aren't Made of This on TEEN WOLFBWW Recap: Sweet Dreams Aren't Made of This on TEEN WOLF
by Jennifer McHugh - Jul 7, 2015

All right, I'll say it, I don't really care for these “Doctors.” They are not very nice people going around injecting everybody with mercury. Who do they think they are? Actually, we still don't really know. (more...)

Boston Marathon Fundraising Announces $28.3 Million RaisedBoston Marathon Fundraising Announces $28.3 Million Raised
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

BOSTON, July 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Participants running on behalf of more than 200 non-profit organizations raised $28.3 million for charity this year in the 119 th running of the Boston Marathon. The overall total includes $15.6 million raised through the Boston Athletic Association's Official Charity Program, $10.6 million raised through John Hancock's Marathon Non-Profit Program, and $2.1 million raised by qualified and other invitational runners. (more...)

From the Library of Congress Archives: Sister Gregory Duffy's Influence on THE SOUND OF MUSICFrom the Library of Congress Archives: Sister Gregory Duffy's Influence on THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Nora Dominick - Jul 7, 2015

Some stories are best discovered after the fact. In the case of Sister Gregory of Rosary College, her story and hard work helped create one of the biggest musiclas of a generation, The Sound of Music. According to the Library of Congress, some letters were discovered that were written by Sister Gregory of Rosary College and included correspondances between Sister Gregory and the creators of the 1959 musical The Sound of Music. (more...)

Tamela Mann, Mary Mary, & Tasha Cobbs to Play NJPAC, 8/14Tamela Mann, Mary Mary, & Tasha Cobbs to Play NJPAC, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an uplifting, soul-stirring music performed by a stellar lineup of gospel superstars! The Dream team of Mary Mary, Tamela Mann, Tasha Cobbs and host David Mann brings inspirational song, comedy and more to the stage in this spiritual and spirited celebration. Friday, August 14, 2015 7:30 PM at Prudential Hall.. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

Mazeppa Productions to Stage CLOSER THAN EVERMazeppa Productions to Stage CLOSER THAN EVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Closer Than Ever - the celebrated musical revue featuring the songs of Maltby & Shire - returns to Philadelphia in a fresh new production featuring four of the city's best performers. Called a "pocket-size classic of the American musical theater" by the New York Post, Closer Than Ever features twenty-four wise and witty songs about life after your twenties . . . when life gets interesting! Through charming melodies and smartly-crafted lyrics, Closer Than Ever intertwines insightful tales about love, security, happiness, and self-definition into an unforgettable evening of theater. (more...)

Hershey Felder Presents JAMAICA FAREWELL at Royal George TheatreHershey Felder Presents JAMAICA FAREWELL at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Continuing to bring exciting stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings a brand new production of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed play JAMAICA FAREWELL, written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt and directed by Joel Zwick, to Chicago's Royal George Theatre. Based on her true life story, writer-performer Ehrhardt's JAMAICA FAREWELL chronicles her escape from revolution-torn Jamaica in the 1970's to fulfill her lifelong Dream of coming to America. Performances begin at Chicago's Royal George Theatre 1641 North Halsted, 60614, on Tuesday September 8, and continue through Sunday October 11th in a strictly limited engagement. All tickets are $50 for all performances. (more...)

New Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New MusicalsNew Duncan Sheik/Kyle Jarrow Work & More Set for NAMT's 27th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line up of new musicals for their 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). Registration for Industry members is free and now open at www.namt.org/festival. (more...)

Turner Broadcasting Announces 2015 Comic-Con LineupTurner Broadcasting Announces 2015 Comic-Con Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The power of Turner Broadcasting and its brands will be on full display at this year's Comic-Con International: San Diego (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW  is a Must SeeBWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a Must See
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 6, 2015

Shakespeare fans will be flocking to an exciting production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW that is featured on the Festival Theatre stage at the Stratford Festival this season. Director Chris Abraham's recent contributions to the festival (particularly last season's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S Dream) left patrons wondering what surprises he had up his sleeve for this production. Although SHREW was not altered nearly as much as MIDSUMMER was, Mr. Abraham certainly had fun with the first few scenes and also skillfully managed to find the right tone for what is one of Shakespeare's more unsettling comedies. (more...)

Matti Baybee Releases New SingleMatti Baybee Releases New Single
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the 'Shout Out To My Jeweler' Single by Matti Baybee. This hot new track is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. With production credits from ISM Beats, 'Shout Out To My Jeweler' is the first single off of Matti Baybee's upcoming project 'So Abnormal 2' The Mixtape. (more...)

 Legendary Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies Legendary Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Dies
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

According to Deadline, legendary Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub died of a heart attack earlier today. He was 77 years. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Desert Rose's VITAMIN Q is the perfect prescription to fight boredom and generate laughsBWW Reviews: Desert Rose's VITAMIN Q is the perfect prescription to fight boredom and generate laughs
by Audrey Liebross - Jul 6, 2015

VITAMIN Q, a revue comprised of musical numbers by Eric Lane Barnes, now appearing at Desert Rose Playhouse, is hilariously funny and appropriate for gay-friendly audiences from teenagers on up. (more...)

Broadway's Vanessa Williams Weds Longtime Beau Jim SkripBroadway's Vanessa Williams Weds Longtime Beau Jim Skrip
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Tony nominee Vanessa Williams tied the knot in front of family and friends with longtime beau Jim Skrip in a patriotic fourth of July ceremony. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XXII Match Set for 7/18Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XXII Match Set for 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Chicago League Wrestlers (CLLAW) put the 'sizzle' in summer at CLLAW XXII on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. Presented by Sideshow Theatre Company, CLLAW's 22nd match will feature Chicago's biggest, baddest, most belligerent lady-identified arm wrestlers decked out in over-the-top outfits with fast-talking managers, ebullient entourages and shady referees. Jacob Horn Trio will provide live musical entertainment with a cash bar available. Get a taste of the event with photos from the CLLAW XXI match below! (more...)

Santoya Fields to Lead RACHEL at New Brooklyn Theatre; Cast Announced!Santoya Fields to Lead RACHEL at New Brooklyn Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

New Brooklyn Theatre has announced casting today for its production of RACHEL by Angelina Weld Grimke, directed by Courtney Harge. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage SPAMALOT, 9/9-10/11Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Stage SPAMALOT, 9/9-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is pleased to present Monty Python's Spamalot from September 9 - October 11, 2015 in the Margeson Theater. Directed by Artistic Director Jim Helsinger with musical direction by Steve MacKinnon and choreography by Billy Sprague, Jr., the production will headline the Theater's upcoming 27th Season Signature Series. Tickets to Monty Python's SPAMALOT are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

From Tinybeans to Mega ReunionsFrom Tinybeans to Mega Reunions
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

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Maybach Music Recording Artist Scotty Boi Releases New Single 'Kombat'Maybach Music Recording Artist Scotty Boi Releases New Single 'Kombat'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the new single 'Kombat' by Scotty Boi. This new track is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

MST'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins 7/22MST'S A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Mile Square Theatre (MST), Hudson County's premiere professional theatre company, will produce William Shakespeare's beloved comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

All-Asian American Cast Brings NAATCO's AWAKE AND SING! to The Public, Beginning TonightAll-Asian American Cast Brings NAATCO's AWAKE AND SING! to The Public, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Public Theater presents NAATCO's acclaimed production of AWAKE AND SING! this summer for a limited engagement beginning tonight, July 6. (more...)

54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Breaking News: American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland to Join Cast of ON THE TOWN in AugustBreaking News: American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland to Join Cast of ON THE TOWN in August
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 5, 2015

On the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, The New York Times is reporting that Misty Copeland will be joining the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN next month. After New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild departs the show, Copeland will take over the role of Ivy for two weeks, beginning August 25th.  (more...)

Can You Spell R-E-U-N-I-O-N? Where Are the SPELLING BEE Students Now?Can You Spell R-E-U-N-I-O-N? Where Are the SPELLING BEE Students Now?
by Nora Dominick - Jul 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld has decided to take you back to the bee to look back at the extremely talented original cast as we prepare for the one-night only reunion! (more...)

Centastage to Present ACADEMY FIGHT SONGCentastage to Present ACADEMY FIGHT SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

CENTASTAGE is proud to present the World Premiere of Andrew Clarke's Academy Fight Song, directed by Centastage's Artistic Director Joe Antoun. (more...)

Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET Concludes Chicago Premiere Tonight; Next Stop- Broadway!Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET Concludes Chicago Premiere Tonight; Next Stop- Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

On Your Feet! had its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago, with a June 17 opening at the Oriental Theatre, and is closing tonight, July 5, 2015. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same NameKelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same Name
by Sally Henry - Jul 5, 2015

It's a great year to be named Kelli/Kelley. At this year's Tonys ceremony, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara won her long-awaited Tony Award, and almost exaclty a month later, U.S. Soccer player Kelley O'Hara will compete in the World Cup finals today, July 5. (more...)

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!Go Behind-the-Scenes with Connecticut Rep's XANADU!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre completes its 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series with the musical comedy Xanadu. Directed by CRT's Artistic Director, Vincent J. Cardinal and choreographed by Cassie Abate, Xanadu tells the story of a muse named Clio who travels to 1980's Venice Beach, California disguised as a mortal to inspire chalk artist and beach boy Sonny Malone. Clio faces the jealousy of her two sisters, Melpomene and Calliope, the wrath of her father Zeus, and the struggles of fitting in as a mortal as she and Danny fight for their Dream to open a roller disco with awesome mirror balls. (more...)

Ismael Cala Chosen Best Lecturer on Leadership for 2014-2015Ismael Cala Chosen Best Lecturer on Leadership for 2014-2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

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Southwark's IN THE HEIGHTS Headed to LondonSouthwark's IN THE HEIGHTS Headed to London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

WhatsOnStage has confirmed that Southwark Playhouse's IN THE HEIGHTS will transfer to London. No word yet on dates or a venue, but BroadwayWorld will bring you the news as soon as we have the official details!  (more...)

The FRIDAY FIVE: TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE's Arnold & StrongThe FRIDAY FIVE: TRAILER TRASH HOUSEWIFE's Arnold & Strong
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 3, 2015

Today, we focus our spotlight on Andrew Strong and Cat Arnold, stars of KB Productions' staging of Del Shores' The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Park Housewife, opening tonight at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater for a six performance run over the next two weekends. Directed by the First Night Star Award winning director/actor/producer Clay Hillwig, the latest from Shores promises to pack an emotional wallop, judging from everything we've heard during the run-up to opening night. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/3/15- Audra McDonaldSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/3/15- Audra McDonald
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Audra McDonald! The actress earned three Tony Awards by the age of 28 - for her performances in Carousel, Master Class, and Ragtime. She was nominated for another Tony Award for her performance in Marie Christine before she won her fourth in 2004 for her role in A Raisin in the Sun. She reprised her Raisin role for a 2008 television adaptation, earning her a second Emmy Award nomination. Her first Emmy nod came in 2001 for her performance in HBOs Wit. Fans of the small screen also recognize McDonald from her work on ABC's Private Practice. She most recently starred on Broadway in Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill- she won Tony Awards for both performances. (more...)

BOMBSHELL to Make a 'Smash' Onstage; BWW Looks Back on How It All BeganBOMBSHELL to Make a 'Smash' Onstage; BWW Looks Back on How It All Began
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 3, 2015

BWW has put together a SMASH retrospective, from inception to TV series to benefit concert to stage! Travel back in time with a look back on how it all began! (more...)

Woodie Milano Introduces the First Truly Global Charging-HubWoodie Milano Introduces the First Truly Global Charging-Hub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

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BWW Reviews:  Greene Glimmers in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW Reviews: Greene Glimmers in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Michael Dale - Jul 3, 2015

Ellen Greene doesn't just reprise her iconic performances as Audrey, she deepens it. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Theatre Takes a VillageBWW Interviews: Theatre Takes a Village
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 3, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre held it third panel discussion devoted to its production of Sister Act on July 1, 2015, at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Actors Kingsley Leggs and David Girolmo, stage manager Mark Johnson, music director Jason Wetzel, and MSMT Managing Director Stephanie Dupal spoke to Broadway World's moderator Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold and a full house of enthusiastic MSMT patrons about the challenges of putting on this large scale show that has proved to be another huge hit for the company. (more...)

BWW Reviews: There's a Brand New State of OKLAHOMA! at Dutch AppleBWW Reviews: There's a Brand New State of OKLAHOMA! at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 3, 2015

Think OKLAHOMA! is a nice, wholesome musical full of midwestern cheer and a bit of drama? Think again, as Dean Sobon takes Dutch Apple's OKLAHOMA! back to the grit and the dirt of territorial Oklahoma (more...)

Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23Nevada Conservatory Theatre to Premiere New Musical ACE in Concert, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Nevada Conservatory Theatre (NCT) will present the new musical "ACE" in a fully-staged concert setting for two performances only on Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23, 2015 at 1 p.m. in the Judy Bayley Theatre.  This special concert presentation is a benefit for the NCT with all proceeds going to help fund the ongoing work of the prestigious cultural institution. (more...)

Chad Hilligus to Debut 'FINDING HOME' Cabaret Show at CVRep, 7/24-26Chad Hilligus to Debut 'FINDING HOME' Cabaret Show at CVRep, 7/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) is proud to present FINDING HOME: An Evening With Chad Hilligus - stories from life on the road, life on the stage and life on the journey. (more...)

Contour Theatre to Present ANY LAST WORDS?Contour Theatre to Present ANY LAST WORDS?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Followed by an almost sold-out night of original musical theater works, this Contour Theatre event presents a night of oral interpretation. Filled to the brim with stories you love, join well-known actors from Chicagoland to hear the voices of a diverse cast of characters. (more...)

OBERON Sets July, August LineupsOBERON Sets July, August Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces all the offerings to be presented at OBERON during July and August, in addition to the previously announced productions, including Visiting Artists, Artists in Residence, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Julie Garnye on Playing 'Aldonza' in PCPA's MAN OF LA MANCHA; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!STAGE TUBE: Julie Garnye on Playing 'Aldonza' in PCPA's MAN OF LA MANCHA; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2015

This classic musical Man of La Mancha, plays in the Marian Theatre July 8 & 11, 2015, then under the unreachable stars in the Solvang Festival Theater July 17 - August 16. Check out what Julie Garnye has to say on playing 'Aldonza' in the production below! (more...)

Dunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDSDunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge is celebrating the Great Canadian Song Book with Canadian Legends, an incredible musical odyssey featuring over 80 anthems that inspires so much pride and awe audiences can't help but exclaim, "I didn't know THAT was Canadian!" throughout. (more...)

Julie Taymor to Speak at Rubin Museum of Art Next WeekJulie Taymor to Speak at Rubin Museum of Art Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Julie Taymor, award-winning director of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S Dream and more, will be joining Jungian analyst Morgan Stebbins at the Rubin Museum next week to discuss the use of the mask in theater and psychotherapy, as well as the mask as archetype. (more...)

NewArts to Present Two Musicals This SummerNewArts to Present Two Musicals This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Broadway veterans JoAnn M. Hunter and Shannon Lewis will be the choreographers for this summer's productions (Newtown, CT) -- NewArts: Newtown Musicals, a division of the 12.14 Foundation, under the artistic direction of Michael Unger, is pleased to announce its 2015 summer season. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): Cumberland County Playhouse's LAUREN MARSHALLTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): Cumberland County Playhouse's LAUREN MARSHALL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 2, 2015

Today, our spotlight focuses on Lauren Marshall, the beautiful and talented, clever and imaginative company member from Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse who, like most of her compatriots this summer, is playing a number of different roles in repertory. At one show, she's matriarch Vera Sanders in the 22nd annual run of Smoke on the Mountain, a few hours later she's Mrs. Banks in Mary Poppins - and in between those performances, chances are she's rehearsing for another show! And with CCP celebrating its 50th birthday this year, Lauren and her friends are even busier, as they welcome bigger crowds than normal to the playhouse. (more...)

Kuba Jewgieniew Reveals His Secret to SuccessKuba Jewgieniew Reveals His Secret to Success
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

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BWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional WorldBWW Exclusive: NTI - A Launchpad to the Professional World
by National Theater Institute - Jul 2, 2015

This summer, 25 alums have returned to the O'Neill. We speak with five of them about their experience both as a NTI student and as a member of the O'Neill's professional summer season! (more...)

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