BroadwayWorld Exclusive: Casting Announced for THE LAST TYCOON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

F Scott Fitzgerald's 'THE LAST TYCOON' opening Upstairs at the Arts in the West End on August 17th. As part of its four week run, there will also be a special GALA HOLLYWOOD EVENING on Friday 19th August - where the audience can dress up in Hollywood Glamour style and be offered a glass of champagne on arrival - and get to mingle with the cast after the show - which includes: (more...)

BWW Interview: We're Not in Kansas Anymore: A Chat with STRAIGHT OUTTA OZ Star and Creator Todrick Hall
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jul 28, 2016

Following his stint as a semi-finalist on American Idol, Todrick has not only become a YouTube sensation, but he's redefined the genre. He's currently touring the country with a concert version of his new visual album, Straight Outta Oz, which will be at DC's Howard Theatre on Monday, August 1st. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Guest on Nickelodeon's ALL IN THE CAM NEWTON 7/29
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

This Friday, July 29, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT), Nickelodeon will feature the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama in an all-new episode of ALL IN WITH CAM NEWTON. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

NEW RISE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

It would have been easy for Nautica Copper to give up on herself and her Dreams after finding herself homeless in a new city. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Actor to Release MY BIG FAT BROADWAY DEBUT eBook Mini-Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

HAIRSPRAY alum and one of the stars of the musical film CAMP, Steven Cutts is set to release the first installment of his new eBook miniseries, My Big Fat Broadway Debut. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID to Open This August at Mercury Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Encouraging all to follow their hearts, Dreams, and voices to find true happiness, Mercury Theatre Company presents the regional premiere of one of Disney's classic and most heartwarming musicals: The Little Mermaid, August 5-20, 2016. (more...)

San Antonio Family Received $4K Grant to Purchase New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

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PWA's Friends For Life Bike Rally Cycles Across Ontario and Quebec, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

MONTREAL, QC - Over 250 riders and crew will end their six-day, 600 km journey to Montréal in PWA's Friends For Life Bike Rally, in support of the Toronto People With AIDS Foundation (PWA). (more...)

Only For Now? You Wish! AVENUE Q to Mark 13th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

If ever a show has become part of the 'fabric' of New York and pop culture, it is the Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q -- with its colorful cast of humans and puppets. The ground-breaking musical hits a new landmark this summer when it celebrates its 13th anniversary on Sunday, July 31, 2013 at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) in New York City. (more...)

Cornerstone Theater Company to Premiere GHOST TOWN This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Cornerstone Theater Company is pleased to present the premiere of GHOST TOWN, a love story between a woman and her home, set in the colorful neighborhood of Venice, CA. GHOST TOWN will be performed outdoors at Oakwood Park in Venice on August 4, 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Lamont & Scott Marketing Group and the Young C.E.O. Behind It
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

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BWW Review: CCT's Summer Youth Conservatory's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR. - A Touching Story of Eternal Love in a Land Divided
by Christina Mancuso - Jul 27, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre's (CCT) international award-winning Summer Youth Performance Conservatory presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR., directed by Ryan Scarlata, opening today, July 27 thru August 7 at the Park Street Theatre.  Featuring a talented troupe of 30 ranging from ages 10-15, these kids have worked diligently for most of the summer to tell the story of forbidden love on an island divided by social prejudice. (more...)

Exclusive Breaking News: Disney to Film NEWSIES Live in August; Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay to Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Now IS the time to seize the day! BroadwayWorld has learned that Disney will film NEWSIES this August, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Returning for the filming will be original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay. The production, currently on tour plays the Pantages from Aug. 30, 2016 - Sept. 4, 2016. There is no word yet if the production is headed towards the big or small screen, or who else might be joining or re-joining the cast for the filming. (more...)

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival Announces 2016 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

The Riant Theatre's Strawberry One-Act Festival (Van Dirk Fisher, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the finalists of the 2016 summer one-act play competition. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry Speaks at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

On July 21st, the students of Broadway Artists Alliance of NYC were tearfully overjoyed by a surprise visit from Hamilton star Renee Elise Goldsberry. Recently winning a Tony Award and Grammy for her role as Angelica Schuyler, Goldsberry spoke about the incredible journey that Hamilton has taken from workshopping a concept, to performing at The Public and moving to the Richard Rodgers Theatre, to earning 16 Tony nominations and winning a Pulitzer Prize. Goldsberry captivated the students of Broadway Artists Alliance during a lively Q&A where she offered generous advice. Scroll down for photos from her appearance! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

New Adventures has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December (more...)

Trinity Rep Hosts Second Annual Statewide Performing Arts Kick-Off Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Trinity Repertory Company invites the public to celebrate the performing arts in Rhode Island and beyond as the host of the second annual season kick-off party,Saturday, August 27, 2016. Across two stages and six hours, over 20  theater and dance companies, musicians and independent artists will gather at Trinity Rep to share previews of upcoming work while re-connecting with loyal fans and introducing themselves to new ones. The party will also feature an interactive art installation by Tape Art, a variety of food trucks, tours of Trinity Rep's historic building and more. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for THE WOLVES Premiere at Playwrights Realm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's THE WOLVES. (more...)

Ben C. Sutton Jr. Named To U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee Foundation Board Of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Ben C. Sutton, Jr., founder and Chairman emeritus of IMG College, has been named to the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee foundation board of trustees. Find out more about the Foundation board of trustees at http://www.teamusa.org/us-olympic-and-paralympic-foundation/about-the-foundation. (more...)

Park Theatre Shows Free Cartoons at RiverFest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Park Theatre will be part of TEAM Jaffrey's RiverFest activities this Saturday, July 30. The Jaffrey-based performing arts organization will be presenting continuous free cartoons in their studio space located at 6 River Street (same building as The Park Theatre's Executive Office & Visitor Center.) Cartoons will include the best of  Looney Tunes and 1960s TV cartoons. RiverFest attendees need only follow the trail of red Park Theatre balloons as they wind around the corner of Main Street and River Street and end at the Cartoon Festival. (more...)

NEA Chairman Visits Trenton to Mark State Arts Council's 50th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Jane Chu, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, concluded a two-day visitto the Garden State celebrating the golden anniversary of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The event was held in the historic Assembly Chamber of the New Jersey State House, where the legislation establishing the State Arts Council was signed 50 years ago this week. (more...)

BWW Review: Center for the Arts' Emotionally-Charged 1776
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 26, 2016

Perhaps it's a case of perfect timing - or maybe it's simply the fact that a revival of a much-beloved Tony Award-winning best musical is enough to attract a strong ensemble of men to the project - but make no mistake about it, Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts succeeds where so many companies have fallen short in bringing a superbly mounted production of Sherman Edwards' and Peter Stone's 1776 to vibrant life onstage! (more...)

Evolue, Kathy Kuo Home, The Land of Nod, The New York Times Store, Soludos Expand Globally with Borderfree Retail Solution from Pitney Bowes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy Brings Young Pianists to Philadelphia for Master Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Now in its fourth year as an international event, The Philadelphia Young Pianists' Academy (PYPA), returns to the Curtis Institute of Music this summer for eight days in August. Twenty outstanding young pianists ranging from ages 12 to 24 selected from the United States, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Hungary, Belgium and Columbia will gather at Curtis to study one-on-one with five international concert masters; The PYPA Director Ching-Yun Hu, Charles Abramovic, Zhaoyi Dan, Douglas Humpherys and Alon Goldstein. Five highly talented alternate students will also be invited to attend as observers. The young pianists were invited based on a rigorous selection process that included submitting a written application and an audio recording for review.  (more...)

BWW Review: NINE WINNING ONE-ACTS Play at Group rep
by Don Grigware - Jul 26, 2016

Evenings of short one-acts are the rage at Equity-waiver theatres! In the black box theatre upstairs at Group rep you you are invited to come see Nine Winning One-Acts, plays that stretch a mere ten-fifteen minutes in length. The mini plays were chosen from over 160 entries from across the United States and written by various unknown playwrights. The evening is divided into two acts with five plays comprising Act One and four in Act Two. There is no single theme running through them, so if I had to describe the conflicts ...why ... life, death, dating, marriage, love, gay relationships, infidelity, euthanasia...and even cat abuse, though mild, thrown into the fray. The evening is Group rep's way of utilizing more company actors and directors, many of whom work less on the theatre mainstage, and for the most part, it's pleasantly stimulating and entertaining fare. (more...)

2nd Annual Chicago Musical Improv Festival to Return to iO Chicago This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

From its first inaugural year in 2015, the Chicago Musical Improv Festival returns to iO Chicago in 2016 with more jazz hands, more talents from across the nation, and of course, more musical singing! (more...)

Cast Announced for Beth Steel's LABYRINTH at Hampstead Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016

Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Beth Steel's LABYRINTH, a Hampstead Theatre commission. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this compelling new thriller explores the fallout from one the most catastrophic economic crises of modern history, which brought Latin America to its knees for decades. The play runs 1 September-8 October, with press night on 7 September. (more...)

Telemundo Deportes to Present Olympic Special EN BUSCA DEL SUENO OLIMPICO, 7/30
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

With just six days left to the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics, Telemundo Deportes presents RIO 2016: EN BUSCA DEL SUEÑO OLÍMPICO, a special program profiling some of the leading Hispanic athletes ready to make history at the Rio Summer Games. (more...)

Rio Olympics Children's Play LEANDRO Tours London Libraries
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

This summer Total Insight Theatre are touring LEANDRO, a fun-filled family adventure that follows an 8-year old boy named Leandro who Dreams of running for Brazil in the Rio Olympics. An inspired mix of puppetry, poetry and Brazilian music, the play brings the magic of Rio to London this summer. (more...)

Family Friendly Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Headlines 2016 Event at Space on Ryder Farm
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

SPACE on Ryder Farm, the non-profit artist residency program located on Ryder Farm, an idyllic 200 year-old working organic farm on the border of Putnam and Westchester Counties, announces its partnership with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival to bring their family-friendly touring production to Ryder Farm. Founded in 2010 by Emily Simoness as a one-of-a-kind artistic home away from home for artists and innovators, SPACE on Ryder Farm counts among its alumni Academy Award winners, Tony Award nominees and winners, Pulitzer finalists, Guggenheim Fellows, Obie Award winners, and a MacArthur Genius Award winner. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELOR - *Season Premiere* on ABC - Monday, August 1, 2016
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Get all the scoop on THE BACHELOR - *Season Premiere*, airing on ABC on Monday, August 1, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Voice Talents & Character Images for Disney's MOANA Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios' MOANA which opens in theaters nationwide on Nov. 23, 2016, features a dynamic roster of characters brought to life by a talented group of actors. (more...)

CUNY Dance Initiative Announces Fall 2016 Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Seven choreographers/companies will present world premieres. Bessie Award-winning performer Caleb Teicher will premiere his full-length Variations, set to Glenn Gould's iconic recording of Bach's "Goldberg Variations." Gabrielle Lamb will present a new group work inspired by artist Soghra Khurasani's woodblock prints, Chloe Arnold's Apartment 33 debuts, and Dzul Dance's new work, presented during Hispanic Heritage Month, explores the idea of ritual as a transformative experience via pre-Hispanic rites of passage. The fall season also includes premieres and performances by CDI artists Azul Dance Theatre, Lauren Cox/Humans Collective andMAWU, and showings by mwest dances, luciana achugar, and Urban Bush Women. Program details and schedule follow. (more...)

Battery Dance Presents The 35th Annual BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Battery Dance, in association with Battery Park City Authority, announces the 35th Annual Battery Dance Festival (formerly the Downtown Dance Festival), with free performances on August 14-19, 2016, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm against the breathtaking backdrop of the New York Harbor at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in Battery Park City, culminating in a closing event and reception on August 20, 2016, from 6pm to 8:30pm at The Schimmel Center at Pace University.  For more information visit http://batterydance.org/battery-dance-festival/ (more...)

S.M. Wolff Shares HOPE FULFILLED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

When John Bergen's family bought a farm in the remote Strzelecki Ranges, they had no idea it would start them on a journey of discovery beyond their wildest Dreams. In her new book, 'Hope Fulfilled,' author S.M. Wolff uses true events from her own family's eye-opening introduction to life in the Strzelecki Ranges to teach readers to keep faith and maintain hope in God. (more...)

Netflix to Present Steve Aoki Documentary I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD, 8/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The original documentary I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD THE LOUD LIFE OF STEVE AOKI, available exclusively on Netflix August 19th. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Included in Broadway in Miami 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Broadway Across America - Miami and Florida Theatrical Association in partnership with the Adrienne Arsht Center of Miami-Dade County present the 2016 / 2017 Broadway In Miami season featuring: (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!, CABARET & More Will Play Broadway in Fort Lauderdale's 2016-17 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The 2016 / 2017 Broadway Across America - Fort Lauderdale show lineup is as follows: (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour Of Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Is A Dream Come True
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 25, 2016

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA I just experienced at the Kennedy Center renewed my faith in the show: it is a delight for all the senses, possesses dazzling stagecraft, and is performed by a cast that mines the romance, danger, and intrigue from the story and score. I declare this production a dream come true. Chris Mann, formerly a contestant on THE VOICE headlines the show in the title role, performing with mystery and power. His Christine on the night I attended, Kaitlyn Davis, was stunning, as well. (more...)

August Strindberg's 1901 play DREAMPLAY to open at The Vaults
by Edward Baker - Jul 25, 2016

BAZ Productions' 2016 re-working of dreamplay tells the story of a young woman who arrives on earth from 'above' to discover the mysteries of humanity. Director Sarah Bedi and cast have created a new and unpredictable version of August Strindberg's 1901 play that reimagines the story for a modern audience. This all-consuming production plays on universal human doubts and anxieties, adding a heightened degree of awareness to the audience experience. (more...)

Kitchen Theatre Company Announces its 26th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Kitchen Theatre Company's 2016-17 season marks the start of the theater's second quarter century. From the world premiere of Wendy Dann's Birds of East Africa to the hilarious encore production of Precious Nonsense, it promises to be one to remember. Darian Dauchan's Death Boogie showcases his mastery of multi-character solo work, accompanied by live musicians on bass and violin. It is a hip hop musical that is part performance, part concert and all Darian. Clean Alternatives by Brian Dykstra was ahead of the curve when first produced, with its focus on the environment and our shared responsibility to ensure a sustainable planet. Alexander Thomas' Throw Pitchfork is a brilliantly performed solo performance by one of KTC's favorite actors.Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason explores the high-powered, cutthroat world of publishing and two passionate writers' relationship to fame and to each other. Opening the season is the irreverent, buckle-your-seat-belts, Tony-nominated Hand To God by Robert Askins. (more...)

Scoop: HOME FREE on FOX - Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Get all the scoop on HOME FREE, airing on FOX on Thursday, July 28, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: HOME FREE on FOX - Saturday, July 30, 2016
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Get all the scoop on HOME FREE, airing on FOX on Saturday, July 30, 2016! (more...)

New Rock and Roll Board Game Turns the Volume to 11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will be choreographing and directing her most recent production of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW TV: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Transport Bryant Park Back in Time!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2016

In attendance was the cast of The Marvelous Wonderettes (Diana DeGarmo, Christina Bianco, Jenna Leigh Green, Sally Schwab) who performed a medley of hits from the 50s and 60s. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Charlotte engagement of Disney's  NEWSIES.   The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's WIZARD OF OZ
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 23, 2016

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas Dreams of what lies over the rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over the rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. You do not want to miss this special engagement! This family fun show promises to have something for everyone! (more...)

HEATHERS the Musical at the Open Air Theatre for One Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Hilarity and homicide are center stage when Heathers the Musical comes to the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre for one weekend. Based on the classic 1989 cult film, 'Heathers' starring Winona Rider and Christian Slater, the darkly delicious musical will be performed on Friday, July 29, Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 at 7:30. Presented by the alumni of the Downtown Performing Arts Center of Lambertville, N.J., Heathers the Musical is for mature audiences. (more...)

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