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YouTube Star and Author Joey Graceffa Presents First Novel 'Children of Eden' at Books-A-Million, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Joey Graceffa, YouTube personality and bestselling author, will sign and discuss his debut novel, 'Children of Eden' on Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. at Books-A-Million at the Loop West shopping center, located at 2605 W. Osceola Parkway. (more...)

THRILLER LIVE Announces a New West End Booking Period, a UK Tour - and Opens Tonight in China!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Record-breaking Thriller Live announces a new West End booking period to October 2017; a new Thriller Live tour hopes to have audiences dancing in the aisles across the UK and Europe from January 2017 - and the show opens tonight in the People's Republic of China, chosen as the opening production in a major new resort. (more...)

Stages Theatre Partners with MAGIC TREE HOUSE Author to Offer Free Books to Kids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

In a remarkable gift of generosity, Magic Tree House author, Mary Pope Osborne partnered with Stages Theatre Company and Random House Children's Books to make a donation of over 1,500 books! Each and every student from partner schools across the metro area that attended yesterday's 12:30 pm performance of Magic Tree House: A Night in New Orleans, received their very own Magic Tree House book. (more...)

SCAD Announces Line-Up For 2016 Savannah Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016


New Play THE LONG & THE SHORT OF IT to Examine Women's Rights at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Theater For the New City has announced that it will present the world premiere of THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT, a new play by Walter Corwin that spotlights the wrongdoings against women since the Garden of Eden through the present day and suggests the problems a woman president could face, running November 2nd - 13th in the Cabaret at Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (between 9th and 10th Streets). (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


Survey& Ballot Systems (SBS) Responds To Clients Nomination Needs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


Two New Chick Lit Novels are Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

It's twins for debut novelist Lottie Green a former film and television writer and producer. Washington area resident Green's two debut novels 'Once Upon a Thyme,' and 'Let Down Your Hair' have just been published in both paperback and Amazon Kindle e-book editions. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/6/2016 - HOLIDAY INN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 6, 2016

Today's big news: The U.S. premiere of COMMUNION bows tonight at Urban Stages, the casts of RIDE THE CYCLONE and IN TRANSIT meet the press, and Roundabout's HOLIDAY INN opens on Broadway! (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

Genuine Parts Company Announces Acquisition Of Industrial Automation And Control Distributor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016


Eden Espinosa Joins the Cast of RAISE YOUR VOICE: A CABARET FOR A CURE
by Liz Cearns - Oct 5, 2016

Eden Espinosa joins Max von Essen, Derek Klena, Natalie Weiss, Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices, and More in 'Raise Your Voice: A Cabaret for a Cure' to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (more...)

Astoria Performing Arts Center Premieres EVENSONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) kicks off its 16th season with  the world premiere of Evensong written by Christina Quintana and directed by David Mendizabal. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, October 18, 2016
by - Oct 3, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, October 18, 2016! (more...)

Downtown Music Productions and Howl Gallery Present PINS AND NEEDLES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Mimi Stern-Wolfe's Downtown Music Productions will appear in a revival of Harold Rome's witty satire Pins and Needles, music direction by Stern-Wolfe, stage direction by Larry Marshall, choreography by Mercedes Ellington,Tuesday October 25, 7 PM, at the Howl Gallery, 6 East 1st Street.  (All proceeds will go to the Actor's Fund and HOWL Help.)  With its critically acclaimed score and lyrics, Pins and Needles,  written in 1937, is a unique call for social justice and equity. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bernadette Peters & More Help The Humane Society of NY at BEST IN SHOWS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 24, 2016

Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, was held last night at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, was awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award, in recognition of his deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals, presented by Tony Award-winning actress and animal rights champion Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Tubi TV Releases New Lineup of Free Streaming Movie Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Tubi TV, the largest truly free Internet TV network with no subscription fee requirement, offering instant access to premium movies and TV shows across OTT, mobile, and web devices, today announced a new slate of November movies. These audience favorites join the largest free collection of premium and unique movies and TV shows available anywhere, featuring Oscar-winning movies, Emmy-winning TV shows, classics, family and kids, telenovelas, Korean dramas, stand-up comedy, horror, and much more. (more...)

Kate Wetherhead to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineup Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's line-up for the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

AMC Theatres to Host Presidential Election Night Parties in 25 AMC Locations
by Movies News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

AMC Theatres is teaming up with CNN to bring the network's Election Night in America coverage to AMC Stubs members and their guests at movie theatres around the country on Nov. 8. CNN will deliver winners and analysis of the Presidential race and other high-profile national, state and local elections on the big screen. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley and More Set for NAMT's THE 46TH MINUTE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will kick off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. (more...)

Eden Espinosa, Norm Lewis and Kelli O'Hara to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown's wildly successful and acclaimed concert series is returning to SubCulture in 2016, and just announced for this fall and winter are Broadway superstars Eden Espinosa, Norm Lewis and Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

CASA VALENTINA Kicks Off Ninth Theatrical Season at DEZART PERFORMS in Palm Springs
by David Green - Oct 20, 2016

To kick-off its 9th season, DEZART PERFORMS will present Casa Valentina, a thoroughly entertaining Tony Award-nominated "dramedy" written by Harvey Fierstein, the multiple Tony Award-winning actor/playwright and American Theatre Hall of Famer. Fierstein's raucous dramedy, CASA VALENTINA, is a hugely entertaining production that will have audiences buzzing. This 2014-nominated Tony Award production for Best Play, is based on a factual Catskills resort that catered to heterosexual men who delighted in dressing and acting as women. The period piece returns us to the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy, circa 1962. The play transports the audience to an inconspicuous bungalow colony that caters to this very special clientele -- white-collar professionals who discreetly escape their families to spend their weekends safely inhabiting their chosen female alter-egos. (more...)

Dance Consortium Announces 2017 Tour DANZA CONTEMPORÁNEA DE CUBA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

 Today, Dance Consortium, a group of 17 large scale venues located across the UK, announces full details of its 40th tour, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba's UK Tour 2017. Last seen in the UK in 2012, Cuba's vibrant flagship contemporary dance company will present an exciting programme choreographed by some of today's most sought-after choreographic names. The 2017 UK tour opens at Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham on 14 February and concludes at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on 18 March. (more...)

The Full Story of the Garden of Eden is Revealed in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The biblical book of Genesis is one of the most frequently read yet poorly understood books of the Old Testament. Author Lance Wynn seeks to expand upon and better explain Genesis through his new book, 'Genesis Understood.' (more...)

SON/ Self-Organizing Networks Market Revenue Expected to Grow Above $5 Billion by 2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016


Glasgow Opera Club to Present FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The Glasgow Light Opera Club (GLOC) is proud to present its production of the much-loved Fiddler on the Roof at the King's Theatre from Tuesday 1-Saturday 5 November. (more...)

BWW Review: 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS is an American History Geek's Turn On at CPT...But...
by Roy Berko - Oct 19, 2016

Yes, in a period of two hours and twenty minutes, plus intermission, 44 plays whoosh across the Cleveland Public Theatre stage. During that time the audience is exposed to all of the United States of America's Presidents. Well, to be honest, there are 45, based on the audience vote, an add-on vignette of a supposition about either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump's reign as the next President. (more...)

Corey Cott, Nicholas Christopher, Samantha Massell and More Sign on for NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the full cast for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Stars to Compete on All-New MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN on FOX, 1/2
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Get ready for the ultimate snack-down when Michelin Star Chef Gordon Ramsay and renowned pastry chef Christina Tosi invite celebrities into the MASTERCHEF kitchen to show off their culinary skills in exciting head-to-head contests for charity on the all-new MASTERCHEF CELEBRITY SHOWDOWN, airing Monday, Jan. 2 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

Robin Rothstein to Hold Industry Reading of New Play Featuring SIGNIFICANT OTHER'S Sas Goldberg
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Robin Rothstein (MAD LIBS LIVE!) teams again with original cast members, including Sas Goldberg (SIGNIFICANT OTHER) for an industry readers of her new comedy, DEREK JETER MAKES THE PLAY on Monday, October 24th in New York City. Julie Kramer directs.  (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for 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...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, November 1, 2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, November 1, 2016! (more...)

M*A*S*H* Star Loretta Swit to Lead ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: HER SECRET JOURNEY at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced 'M*A*S*H' star LORETTA SWIT starring in ELEANOR ROOSEVELT, HER SECRET JOURNEY. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

Andy Karl, Rob McClure, Orfeh & More Join Line-Up for BEST IN SHOWS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Farah Alvin, Roger Bart, Haven Burton, Eden Espinosa, Capathia Jenkins, Andy Karl, Rob McClure, Orfeh, Gabriella Pizzolo, Keala Settle, Margot Siebert and Shanice Williams will star in Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefitting the Humane Society of New York, on Sunday, October 23 , 2016 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, will be awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award, in recognition of his deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. The Award will be presented by Tony Award-winning actress and animal rights champion Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Resolver Announces Int:rsect 2017, the Premier Industry Event for Security, Risk, and Compliance Professionals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016


BWW Interview: RENT's KATIE LaMARK is 'Living The Dream'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2016

It becomes very clear, just moments into a phone conversation with actress Katie LaMark that she's tremendously charming, amazingly sharp and intuitive and, quite frankly, very intelligent and quick-witted. So it comes as absolutely no surprise that the young woman - a Boston native now on the road, playing the role of Maureen in the 20th Anniversary Production of Rent, which makes its way to Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center next week - considers herself to be 'living the dream' as she criss-crosses the United States, bringing Jonathan Larson's character to life in an acclaimed revival. (more...)

Where Are They Now? EMILY FAITH
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2016

Actor, stage manager, teaching artist, blogger, raconteur, Lipscomb University alumna - no matter how you refer to Emily Faith, she remains something of an enigma. No matter how well you think you know her, there's always more to discover, more layers to peel away. To say that Emily Faith is an intriguing individual remains an understatement of the first order: She is a fascinating woman. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's KYLE CARESS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2016

It's only October, but the 2016-17 school year is already off to a frenzied start for Belmont University's Kyle Caress, who this week gets a respite from the halls of academia to spend fall break in New York City with some of his musical theater classmates/comrades/friends, taking in some of the hottest shows on Broadway before returning to Nashville to put the finishing touches on the department's fall musical offering. (more...)

HAMILTON'S Jon Rua to Read from THE WAR BOYS at Americas Society
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

In advance of the NYC premiere of Naomi Wallace's 1993 play The War Boys to be directed by James Will McBride, The Artist's Crossing presents a special panel discussion and reading of the play at The Americas Society on October 17, 2016 at 7:00pm. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 11, 2016

Make no mistake about it, to know Lauri Gregoire is to love her - just ask the legions of people lucky enough to know her throughout her life, particularly those who have come to know her in the 20-plus years she's lived in Nashville. She's beautiful, to be certain, but perhaps more to the point, she is bright, clever, intelligent, empathetic, kind and committed to her family and friends, her career and business and to living the kind of life that has created a legacy of creativity and art in her adopted hometown. (more...)

THMiners Announces the Launch of Two New Cryptocurrency Miners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016


BWW Exclusive: Stephen Schwartz Talks Possible PIPPIN Movie, New Musical SCHIKANEDER & Much More
by Kevin Pollack - Oct 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Kevin Pollack was lucky enough to get a one-on-one exclusive with Oscar and Grammy winner and 6-Time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz this past weekend on his stop through Chicago at The McAninch Arts Center at College. His tour stop was only one of a few for a show entitled 'An Evening with Stephen Schwartz and Friends.' (more...)

The Plagiarists' THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH Explores Humanity's Oldest Story and the Man Who Discovered It
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

An epic play several thousand years in in the making just opened in Chicago and it is a not to be missed trip through time. From playwright Gregory Peters and the Plagiarists, The Epic of Gilgamesh as Told by Mr. George Smith, Associate Curator of the British Museum (Deceased) covers the remarkably parallel adventure stories of part-god, part-man Gilgamesh and Mr. George Smith, the Assyriologist who uncovered much of the Mesopotamian texts. (more...)

Tallgrass Film Festival to Screen Beth Dewey's 'Erasing Eden,' Starring Breeda Wool
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016


LGBT Drama FIRE SONG to Be Released on DVD & VOD 11/8
by Movies News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

FIRE SONG will be released in the U.S. via Wolfe Video on November 8th on DVD / VOD: across all digital platforms including iTunes, Vimeo On Demand, and, and will be on DVD via Wolfe Video and many major retailers. (more...)

Scoop: THE MIDDLE on ABC - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
by - Oct 10, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE MIDDLE, airing on ABC on Tuesday, October 25, 2016! (more...)

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