Patti LuPone, Tituss Burgess, Jose Llana and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly lineup for May 11-22. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

Desert Trip Tickets for Empire Polo Field: Ticketability.com Lowers Prices on Desert Trip Concert Tickets for Monumental Festival in Indio, CA on October 7, 8 & 9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

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The Tribe to Present World Premiere of OPHELIA UNDERWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

The Tribe invites audiences to the world premiere of OPHELIA UNDERWATER by Janielle Kastner. (more...)

Six-Hour Guitar Marathon to Take Over The Met Cloisters' Stunning Spaces
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Met teams up with the New York Guitar Festival for an unprecedented six-hour guitar marathon exploring the stunning sonic possibilities of The Met Cloisters' interior spaces and outdoor gardens. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Michael Satow
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Michael Satow, who stars as 'Broker/Concierge' in A BETTER PLACE, currently in previews at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

NBC's TODAY to Hit the Road for '100 Years of National Parks'
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

TODAY will be hitting the road next week to explore the wonder of some of the country's best national parks with “100 Years of National Parks TODAY.” (more...)

The Virginmarys Release New Album 'Divides'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Hailing from Macclesfield, England, the Virginmarys make anthems that scream with all the potent sound and fury of modern punk acts, brimming with the honesty of prime British rock of the early 1970's, before the wizards and capes overcame the attack and dynamic. (more...)

Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, Seth Meyers & More to Pick Kentucky Derby Winners on NBC
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

NBC Sports Group presents 15.5 live hours of Kentucky Derby coverage continuing today, Thursday, May 5, with the Kentucky Derby Access show at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminating with the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, this Saturday, May 7 at 4 p.m. ET. Saturday's Derby Day coverage begins at Noon ET on NBCSN. (more...)

Sundance Institute Names First-Time Filmmakers for Directors Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected eight first-time filmmakers for its signature Directors Lab, which helped launch the careers of award-winning filmmakers Cary Fukunaga, Dee Rees, Marielle Heller, Benh Zeitlin and Quentin Tarantino. Taking place May 30-June 23 in the mountains of Sundance Resort in Utah, the annual Lab supports the next wave of independent filmmakers exploring new ideas and shaping the future of storytelling. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - May 5, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the fourth production in its innovative and award-winning ONSTAGE Series with the Tony award-winning rock musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. AMERICAN IDIOT will run through Sunday, May 15 - ONSTAGE at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. BroadwayWorld has a first look at opening night curtain call below! (more...)

TNT, Channel 4 Announce New Comedic Drama FOREIGN BODIES
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

TNT, a division of Turner, today announced a new series with Channel 4 titled FOREIGN BODIES, a comedic drama about a group of young adults venturing across China, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. (more...)

BWW Review: EPAC Delivers a Classic HELLO, DOLLY!
by Marakay Rogers - May 5, 2016

You know it. You love it. You want to sing along to it. Hello, boys, Dolly's back. (more...)

Major Caryl Churchill and Somerset Maugham Revivals Lead New Orange Tree Theatre Season
by Marianka Swain - May 5, 2016

The September 2016-February 2017 Orange Tree Theatre season will feature the first major revivals of Caryl Churchill's Blue Heart and Somerset Maugham's last play Sheppey, as well as a new play from Zoe Cooper, the English language premiere of Roland Schimmelpfennig's Winter Solstice, and an Elinor Cook adaptation of children's story Extra Yarn. (more...)

ZOFO to Perform Songs from Newest Album at The Kitchen, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Grammy-nominated Steinway Artist Ensemble ZOFO performs duet works from their critically-acclaimed album, ZOFO Plays Terry Riley (released May 2015), including pieces written by Terry Riley for four-hands piano: 'Etude from the Old Country,' 'Waltz for Charismas,' 'Cinco de Mayo,' and 'Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight.' (more...)

The Blank Theatre's 24th Annual Young Playwrights Festival Names Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?Now celebrating its 24th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young  Playwrights Festival has chosen 12 plays by playwrights aged 16-19 from seven different states. These plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in this year's Festival at The Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, June 2-26. (more...)

WOMEN OF LETTERS, Reverend Billy, Barb Jungr & More Coming up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, May 4-15. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Playhouse Square Presents the Dazzle Award Nominees; Winners to Be Announced, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly introduces the Dazzle Awards, affiliated with theNational High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards") presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

Playhouse Square Reveals Inaugural Dazzle Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square introduces the Dazzle Awards, affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Tomorrow For An Evening With DAVID CROSBY
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Tickets are on sale tomorrow an evening with legendary singer-songwriter and social activist David Crosby. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is performing at on July 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at four venues. (more...)

Tron Theatre Presents Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Tron Theatre Company presents Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST on July 6-23, with press performance on July 8. Martin McDonagh's bleak but blackly comic Leenane Trilogy made his name, and the plays have been celebrated all over the world. Tron Theatre Company previously staged The Beauty Queen of Leenane in 2001 (dir. Iain Heggie). (more...)

Elytta to Perform at Spotlight Cafe at the Capitol Center, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

New Hampshire-based singer-songwriter Elytta will be performing at the Spotlight Cafe at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday, June 17, 2016 at 8PM. A portion of the proceeds from this performance will go to the non-profit organization behind the documentary film 'Community is Greater than Heroin'. The Spotlight Cafe is a "pop-up" venue located in the Capitol Center's Governor's Hall. (more...)

The Flux Salon to Feature Reading of ENDS OF THE EARTH, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

On June 7th at 7:00pm, Forward Flux Productions will present a reading of Lia Romeo's new dark comedy, "Ends of the Earth" at the XIV Flux Salon gathering in Seattle.  (more...)

ESPN to Present Coverage of NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

The field is set for the semifinals of the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship Presented by Northwestern Mutual, which begins Saturday, May 28, at noon from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests, as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

First Wave of TEEN CHOICE 2016 Nominees Announced
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

TEEN CHOICE 2016 TM, the summer's hottest show is back with a brand new wave of nominees! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Kindness Grapples with Cruelty in SpeakEasy's Powerful DOGFIGHT
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

The coming of age of America during the tumultuous 1960s is brought vividly to life in DOGFIGHT, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's exquisite little musical now being presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company of Boston. Set in San Francisco on the eve of President Kennedy's assassination, DOGFIGHT pits the innocence of youth against the harsh realities of war as three young Marines dubbed 'the three bees' (for Birdlace, Boland and Bernstein) celebrate their last night at home with their buddies before shipping out to Vietnam. (more...)

Playhouse Square Announces Winners of First Annual Dazzle Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its inaugural Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 21. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer Nathanael William Stolte
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 23, 2016

Nathanael William Stolte is a madcap, DIY, Buffalo poet. His first chapbook 'A Beggar's Book of Poems' published by LastFirstPress-PrintCollective came out in the summer of 2015. He has been a featured poet at Third Wednesday, ECC, and Buffalo State College. Also, in Cleveland, Ohio at Guide to Kulture Book Store. He is one of the founding members of Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. CWPCollective Press is the kitchen table press he and the Cringers started this year. His second chapbook 'Bumblebee Petting Zoo' and small collections of poems '9 By NWS' and '8 By NWS' were published this year (2016). He is currently working on a summer tour with the Cringers and John Dorsey, nine cities from New Jersey to New Mexico at the end of July. He travels to Kent and Cleveland Ohio for readings as well as Rochester New York. He hopes to expand to Syracuse New York and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He describes his poetics as cathartic confessional or nostalgic reverie. He also co-hosts a monthly poetry circle at Rust Belt on Grant Street, every first Thursday of the month, always at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playhouse Square Announces Winners of THE DAZZLE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its inaugural Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 21. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards") presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Josh Ritter Set for Capitol Center for the Arts, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter will be appearing at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Concord, New Hampshire on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7:30PM.  Tickets are currently on sale starting at just $26 per seat.  To date, this is his only schedule U.S. appearance this year without his band, which will make it a very special event. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below to Present INTRODUCING VICTORIA COOK on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below will present Introducing Victoria Cook, June 8th, 2016 at 9:30. This concert is being Produced and Directed by Mitchell Walker of AKA Studio Productions. Tickets are available at www.54Below.com (more...)

The First 3D Printed Gummy Candy Arrives In The U.S.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

Katjes Magic Candy Factory, the UK-based company best known for mind-blowingly original conceptual thinking and Dylan's Candy Bar, the world's largest confectionery emporium and lifestyle brand, join together to bring the first 3D candy printer in the world to the United States, with the Magic Candy Factory naming Dylan's Candy Bar the exclusive partner for domestic retail and online sales. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

Jake Lacy Joins Cast of Showtime's I'M DYING UP HERE
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

 Film and television star Jake Lacy has joined the ensemble cast of the new SHOWTIME one-hour comedy series I'M DYING UP HERE in a series regular role. Lacy will play a stand-up comic who gained some notoriety a few years back by blowing off The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson on the night he was scheduled to appear. (more...)

Christina Bianco and More Sign on for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee & YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, two-time Nightlife Award-winner Scott Coulter (who travels around the world performing with Stephen Schwartz), Jeannette Bayardelle (original cast of The Color Purple) and Cooper Grodin (plays The Phantom in the National Tour of Phantom of the Opera), will join previously announced Tony-nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) & Drama Desk Award-nominee Kerry O'Malley (Into the Woods, Irving Berlin's White Christmas) at Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, May 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1960s (this is the 16th year of the series). (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Conclude 23rd Season with THE BOY FROM OZ, 6/15-7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players' 23rd Season will come to a close with its production of the musical smash hit THE BOY FROM OZ, which will play from June 15 - July 16, 2016 at RTP's theater in Scott's Addition.  The play opens Thursday, June 16 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, June 15 at 8 pm.   The production is sponsored by Candace L. Osdene and David Peake. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre, Fulton Theatre to Present New Chamber Version of GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Maine State Music Theatre and Fulton Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of GHOST THE MUSICAL June 8 through June 25. (more...)

MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING to Film Coast-to-Coast for 4th Season
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

WGBH and Fine Cooking magazine announced today filming has begun in multiple cities for a new fourth season of the award-winning MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING, hosted by top Australian celebrity chef, Pete Evans. The fast-paced culinary adventure program travels to unique food destinations across America to inspire home cooks everywhere in 13 all-new episodes premiering on public television beginning fall 2016. (more...)

Husband-Wife Duo THE BERGAMOT to Perform for Memorial Children's Hospital
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

THE BERGAMOT, husband-wife duo Jillian Speece and Nathaniel Paul Hoff, perform Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Indiana, at the Benefit Concert for Memorial Children's Hospital.  (more...)

ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, in New York City. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jon Hamm and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its nightly performances running May 18-29. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

NBC Announces New Line-Up for 2016-17 Primetime Season; Shares Previews
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Riding the momentum of a highly successful 2015-16 season, NBC announced today a new fall lineup for the 2016-17 primetime television season that builds upon a remarkably stable schedule. (more...)

Gregory Alan Isakov Unveils New Music Video for 'Liars'
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

The official music video for Gregory Alan Isakov's 'Liars' premiered yesterday at NPR Music and can now be viewed on YouTube. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets 9th Annual ANT Fest Lineup, Kicking Off 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Ars Nova, New York's incubator for boundary-pushing theater, is pleased to announce the line-up for its 9th Annual ANT Fest, which features new work from 42 trail-blazing artists over a four-week festival, June 6-30. This celebration of new, independent live entertainment is a prime destination for an eclectic mix of brand new shows from some of the most intrepid, adventurous artists in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT Raises the Bar at Downriver Actors Guild
by Anton Anderssen - May 12, 2016

Now on stage at Downriver Actors Guild in Wyandotte is the exuberant musical Camelot. Filled with spectacular color, easy to love tunes, graceful and festive costumes, Camelot has a forbidden love story iconic of the Middle Ages. (more...)

Playhouse Square Adds Jill Scott & Joan Baez to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

A music icon, an unending world activist, an unselfish artist who introduced Bob Dylan to the world and focused awareness on the music of Woody Guthrie, Kris Kristofferson, Phil Ochs and others…Joan Baez. (more...)

NOW YOU SEE ME 3 Among Lionsgate's Biggest Cannes Film Festival Slate Ever
by Movies News Desk - May 10, 2016

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier global content leader, is storming the Croisette with one of its strongest film slates ever as the 2016 Cannes Film Festival kicks off this week, the Company announced today. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Heading Down Under Next Spring; Rebecca LaChance to Star?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that the multi award-winning Broadway hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian premiere at a newly refurbished Sydney Lyric Theatre from September 2017. (more...)

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