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Vita and The Woolf Debut New Track via ELLE, Summer Festivals + NYC Show
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Inspired by the love relationship between novelists Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Philadelphia's Vita and the Woolf will release the long awaited new album, Tunnels, June 16 on Believe Global Label Services. (more...)

Ellen McDougall Announces Inaugural Season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Ellen McDougall announces her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre, running from June 2017 to June 2018, comprising five full productions, and a one-day takeover of local Notting Hill festival InTRANSIT. (more...)

Review Roundup: Haven Theatre Company's WE'RE GONNA DIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Haven Theatre Company announces We're Gonne Die, the final production in its fourth season, written by Young Jean Lee and directed by Josh Sobel, at the company's home, The Janet Bookspan Theatre at the Den Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., May 4 - June 4. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/31/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

The Beat Goes On! VISIONS OF KEROUAC Premieres in Oslo
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

This year, Grusomhetens Teater ('The Theater of Cruelty') celebrates 25 years of activity. Most recently, this independent physical theater company premiered its 26th evening-length production, 'I is another' - Rimbaud in Africa, written & directed by company artistic director Lars Øyno, on 26 January. (more...)

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Goes Pink with LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Legally Blonde, The Musical takes you from the sorority houses of UCLA to the halls of justice via Harvard with one of Broadway's brightest heroines and her Chihuahua sidekick, Bruiser, played by Oscar Burgess. Amanda Brown's novel by the same name was adapted in 2001 for the film starring award winning actress, Reese Witherspoon. Soon after Heather Bach created the Broadway version with songs composed by Lawrence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. The plot follows the story of the popular and beautiful sorority girl Elle Woods who is determined to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner by enrolling into Harvard University. With a chip on her shoulder and the support of some new friends, Elle is determined to show Harvard that she's a blonde with smarts, wit, and plenty of fashion sense. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl is Grate-phil to Be Back Again and Again!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 29, 2017

Awards season is like Groundhog Day for Andy Karl, who has picked up his third Tony nomination (Rocky, On the Twentieth Century) for his performance in Groundhog Day. Below, watch as the newly-minted Olivier Award winner chats about his road to Broadway and overcoming the literal bumps along the way.  (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Olivier to Tony? How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more! (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy Joins Cast of TNT Drama GOOD BEHAVIOR in Recurring Role
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

ANGER MANAGEMENT star and Broadway alum Laura Bell Bundy has signed on for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of TNT DRAMA series GOOD BEHAVIOR. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 9, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Friday, June 9, 2017 - we're awfully glad to have you here! It's a big weekend in Nashville, maybe the biggest ever, thanks to the perfect storm of events and celebrations all across the region. It's CMA Music Festival weekend, Bonnaroo is pulsating some miles down the road (taking most of the attendees through Music City on their way to Manchester) and the Nashville Predators take on a team from Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final's sixth game on Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

Street Art & Human Rights Campaign, EDUCATION IS NOT A CRIME, Launches in LA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Changing the World, One Wall at a Time, a documentary feature film on Education Is Not A Crime - one of the world's largest street art and human rights campaign, which raises awareness about education apartheid by Iran's government against tens of thousands of Baha'is in the country - premiered at various locations throughout Los Angeles on June 5,6 and 7. The film was produced by Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari as part of the campaign. (more...)

Hank Williams Jr. Returns to ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL with Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

ESPN's Monday Night Football will feature the return of its iconic anthem this fall when legendary country singer Hank Williams Jr. kicks off the weekly Monday primetime game by asking NFL fans: “Are You Ready for Some Football?” (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 7
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Tony Nominee Andy Karl Chats with Keegan-Michael Key About Comedy Onstage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Tony nominee Andy Karl and Keegan-Michael Key are both busy men- Karl performing nightly in Groundhog Day and Key in rehearsals for Hamlet at the Public Theatre. The duo recently took a moment to chat with each other about their respective experiences crafting and performing comedy on stage. Check out the full conversation below! (more...)

Riant Theatre Sets Juicy Lineup for 2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Riant Theatre -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl
by Walter McBride - Jun 5, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Groundhog Day- Andy Karl, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Christian Siriano Styles Ecco Domani' Bottle for a Sophisticated Summer Look
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

NEW YORK, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio has partnered with acclaimed fashion designer Christian Siriano to create a limited-edition label for the summer season. Available in stores nationwide beginning this June, the unparalleled label styled by Christian Siriano makes Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio the season's must-have for all sipping and entertaining occasions. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy Ties the Knot to Long-Time Boyfriend Thom Hinkle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Broadway star Laura Bell Bundy said 'I do' this past weekend to long-time boyfriend and TBS executive producer Thom Hinkle in a beautful country-themed wedding in California. (more...)

Hearst Acquires Print, Digital and Local Media Assets of 21st Century Media Newspaper, LLC, Including the New Haven Register
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

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Backstage with Richard Ridge: How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more! (more...)

BWW Exclusively Premieres Singer/Songwriter Monte Mader's New Video 'Skydive'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 5, 2017

NYC-based Pop/Rock singer/songwriter, Monte Mader, is a girl from the middle of nowhere who moved to the Big City to pursue music and almost lost everything on the way. (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

BWW Blog: Before the Audition with HOW TO SUCCEED at SDOHS
by Emma Suttell - Jun 3, 2017

The beginning of Sandra Day O'Connor's Summer Intensive is only 2 days away, and all members of the cast are elated to share details about the audition process. (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 6/23 - 7/7 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jun 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 6/23 - 7/7, airing on ABC (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Returns to Birmingham Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following a sell-out run in 2013, Birmingham Hippodrome has just announced the return of The National Theatre's Olivier and Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from 3-8 July 2017. (more...)

'Now That's What I Call A Summer Party 2017' Drops Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

For lovers of summer everywhere, NOW's That's What I Call A Summer Party drops today, June to set the tone for the next few weeks, as the Great British public prepare to soak up the rays. Sun worshippers everywhere are rejoicing: summer has arrived in style. Get your BBQ's, ice cream and shorts out, because it looks set to be a scorcher. (more...)

Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bradley Bredeweg, Ryan Bernard Tymensky & Kate Pazakis Present a resistance benefit concert and fundraiser called "Resist. Insist. Persist." at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday July 17th. This is a benefit for ONWARD TOGETHER in partnership with GLAAD. (more...)

Write Act Repertory's LILI MARLENE Opens 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant is pleased to present the off-Broadway East Coast premiere of LILI MARLENE, a new musical about a family's escape from the rising tide of Nazism, with book, music and lyrics by Michael Antin and directed and choreographed by Mark Blowers. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 21, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Oh My Dog You Guys! LEGALLY BLONDE to Hold Open Dog Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Is your dog a budding stage star? The Bristol Hippodrome are looking for local pooches to play the role of Rufus when the National Tour of Legally Blonde comes to Bristol in October. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for LEGALLY BLONDE at Broadway Method Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Time to get whipped into shape! On Monday, June 19, Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield County's premier musical theater training program, began rehearsal for their July production of the hit blockbuster musical, Legally Blonde. See brand-new photos of the cast and creatives at their first rehearsal below.   (more...)

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

The Performer's Warehouse Is Going LEGALLY BLONDE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Atlanta is going blonde... LEGALLY BLONDE! The Performer's Warehouse Productions is proud to bring Legally Blonde the Musical to the Atlanta area. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 2, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI: Welcome to Friday, June 2, 2017! The weekend is upon us (thank you, very much) and we cannot conceive of a better way to live life dramatically than by catching a first night performance of a show? It's opening night for several new shows and we send out warm wishes of "break a leg"... (more...)

BWW Review: Snaps! Cupcake Theater Stages Elle Woods' Adventure to Law School in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL!
by George Brietigam - Jun 19, 2017

The technical bloopers this show experienced would give Spiderman: Turn off the Dark a run for its money. While I still loved this production, I feel like it opened a week before it should have (more...)

Full Casting & Creative Team Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The LEXington Theatre Company presents its third summer production, combining "Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls." Lexington's own Laura Bell Bundy (Tony-Nominee for Legally Blonde), will be on hand to co-direct the show (schedule permitting), alongside The LEX Artistic Director, Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid). The production will feature the Tony-nominated original Broadway choreography, by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen, (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde). (more...)

Scoop: JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 6/19 - 6/23 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jun 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE 6/19 - 6/23, airing on ABC (more...)

Sally Field to Discuss Storied Career, Tennessee Williams and More in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Producer Rick Murray has added award-winning actress Sally Field to the star-studded lineup of the 2017 Cabaret Series. (more...)

Palehound 'A Place I'll Always Go' Album Out Today via Polyvinyl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Boston's Palehound has released the critically acclaimed sophomore album, A Place I'll Always Go, on Polyvinyl Record Co. today. (more...)

Kacy Hill Releases New Video for 'Hard to Love' from Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Kacy Hill, the sultry chanteuse whose highly-anticipated debut album LIKE A WOMAN on G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings, executive produced by Kanye West, will arrive worldwide on June 30th, releases a breathtaking video for the expansive new track “Hard to Love.” (more...)

FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL Teaches Millbrook that Anyone Can Be Fancy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's Saturday Morning Kids Show, Fancy Nancy The Musical. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for June 14, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 14, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Vita and the Woolf Share New Album 'Tunnels' Stream via NYLON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Inspired by the love relationship between novelists Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Philadelphia's Vita and the Woolf will release the long awaited new album, Tunnels, June 16 on Believe Global Label Services. (more...)

Recipients Announced for 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

It was the most anticipated night of the year by high school theater programs across the state of Washington: The 15th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from The Boeing Company and Alaska Airlines. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Takes Over Harrods Department Store!
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

While shooting THE LATE LATE SHOW in London last week, James went over to Harrods - home of 5,000 employees - and gave a few of them a break, working various roles around the department store. (more...)

Comedian Ali Wong to Bring the Laughs to Park Theater 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Actress, comedian and writer Ali Wong, one of today's boldest comedic voices, will perform Saturday, Oct. 7 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino. The show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.   Tickets starting at $39.50 (including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, June 16 at 10 a.m. PST. An artist pre-sale will run from Wednesday, June 14 at 10 a.m. PST through Thursday, June 15 at 10 p.m. PST (passcode: COBRA). Tickets can be purchased online at ParkTheaterLV.com or Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Autumn Hurlbert of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 12, 2017

Before appearing in front of the entire world on MTV's 2008 LEGALLY BLONDE casting series, actress Autumn Hurlbert had been honing her stage skills since childhood. And, although she came up second in the televised competition (still receiving a contract in the Broadway production!), Autumn left the show certain of her drive to create art without the need for fame. Now, she is touring with the recent New York hit SOMETHING ROTTEN, and I caught up with her in Houston, where the show made a stop on their way to Dallas' Winspear Opera House. (more...)

RLJ Entertainment Acquires "THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM"
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) has acquired U.S. rights to the thriller THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Becomes Broadway Royalty with a New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2017

Just yesterday, the cast of the Tony-nominated Groundhog Day gathered at Sardi's to celebrate their (also Tony-nominated) leading man, Andy Karl. Karl joins the ranks of Broadway royalty with a brand new portrait for the walls. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

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