BWW Review: Mon River Arts Gets 'Serious' with LEGALLY BLONDE
by Dylan Shaffer - May 9, 2016

It's not too often that Elizabeth, Pennsylvania is fortunate enough to see real talent grace its stage. Mon River Arts' production of Legally Blonde delivers a surprisingly high-energy performance, coupled with remarkable vocals and excEllent use of the Grand Theatre's space. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

BEST OF SHADOWBOX LIVE Opens 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

It's getting warmer! You know what that means, right? Cookouts, sports, parties, and Shadowbox Live's annual greatest hits show, The Best of Shadowbox Live opening at the Shadowbox Live Building at 503 S. Front Street on May 26th! (more...)

Sophie Auster Announces U.S. Tour Dates with Trashcan Sinatras
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Sophie Auster recently completed a sold-out run of West coast dates supporting Coeur de Pirate and she's currently working on her next album due out in early 2017. Additionally, Sophie has a part in the series Mozart in the Jungle with Gael Garcia Bernal, which premiered in January on Amazon Prime. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL to Play The Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Barn Theatre of Montville, New Jersey will be presenting LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Print Room at the Coronet to Stage UK Premiere of HAIM - IN THE LIGHT OF A VIOLIN
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

With Deathwatch currently running in the theatre and Beckett in London due to open on the 17 May, The Print Room at the Coronet today announces the UK premiere of Haim - In The Light Of A Violin, written and directed by Gerald Garutti, in a new translation by Christopher Hampton. This production marks the return of French writer and director Garutti to the Print Room, after his 2014 production of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground, starring Harry Lloyd. (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE to Open at Barn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The Barn Theatre of Montville, New Jersey will be presenting 'Legally Blonde the Musical'. Performances will be on May 20, 28, June 3, 4, 10 & 11 at 8pm; and on May 21, 22, 29 & June 5, at 2pm. Tickets are $24 (senior/student tickets are $22 on matinees only).  (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

RDT Announces New Collaboration with Utah Youth Orchestra & Ensembles
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Utah Youth Philharmonic and Utah Youth Symphony Orchestra, in collaboration with Repertory Dance Theatre, will be performing the U.S. premiere of "HandsFree", Anna Meredith's first body percussion piece. This will be the first time that Utah Youth members, under Barbara Scowcroft, Music Director and Conductor, have performed a piece without instruments. They will also be joined by Utah Youth Junior Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dan Rich, for Tchaikovsky's 4th Symphony. (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces the Winners of the BOBBY G AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2016 recipients for The Bobby G Awards, a regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Charlotte Movizzoand Curtis Salinger, the 2016 Bobby G Award recipients of the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, progress to represent Colorado atThe National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Charlotte Movizzo played Charity Hope Valentine in Ponderosa High School's production of Sweet Charity. Curtis Salinger played Emmett Forrest in Durango High School's production of Legally Blonde. (more...)

Jared Gertner & Nikke Bohne Showcased on KPFK Radio's Arts in Review
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Julio Martinez-hosted Arts in Review-celebrating the best in theater and cabaret in the Greater Los Angeles area-airs Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK (90.7FM), streamed live worldwide over kpfk.org. Today, May 27, Arts in Review welcomes Jared Gertner and Nikke Bohne, stars of the premiere musical, I Only Have Eyes for You: The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, continuing at the Montalban Theatre in Hollywood through June 12.   (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company Presents a Bold New THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Barbara Johnson - May 26, 2016

What a time for THE TAMING OF THE SHREW. It's a brave choice given its divisive, misogynistic text, but Shakespeare Theatre Company pulls it off under the bold direction of Ed Sylvanus Iskander. With an all-male cast, and featuring the contemporary pop music of Tony winner Duncan Sheik, this is Shakespeare with a decidedly modern sensibility. (more...)

CMT to Celebrate New Dierks Bentley Album 'Black' with Special Takeover Weekend
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley invaded Knoxville last month for a surprise 'CMT Instant Jam,' and now he's taking CMT by storm in support of his eighth studio album BLACK (Capitol Records Nashville), out this Friday, May 27 (more...)

Terrence 'J' Jenkins to Host 2016 MISS USA on FOX; Backstreet Boys & More to Perform
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

This year's MISS USA® competition is a not-to-be-missed three-hour special programming event, airing Sunday, June 5 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, which will conclude with Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan crowning her successor. (more...)

Finalists Announced for the Fourth Annual Bobby G Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Finalists for the fourth annual Bobby G Awards were released this afternoon. The awards program, which culminates in a Tony Awards-style ceremony and performance on May 26 at the Buell Theatre, celebrates outstanding achievement in high-school musical theatre in Colorado. This year the program was expanded to include 40 schools across Colorado, up from 30 the year before. (more...)

San Francisco Chronicle's Documentary Film 'Last Men Standing' to be Featured at Notable LGBT Film Festivals Domestically and Abroad
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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Triangle Rising Stars Awards Finalists Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Along with Theatre in the Park, Playmakers Repertory Company and ABC 11, Durham Performing Arts Center is thrilled to present the culmination of this year's Triangle Rising Stars program announced from a record number of applicants. The Triangle Rising Stars Live Showcase and Awards show will take place at DPAC on Monday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m. starring the student finalists from Triangle-area high school musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a non-profit education initiative created in 2010 to celebrate high school theater students who participate and excel with wide -ranging talents in their musical productions. Triangle Rising Stars is a regional qualifying program for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA). (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Week of May 30, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, airing on CBS for the week of May 30, 2016! (more...)

Adele, Justin Bieber Among Winners of 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

The “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and TV host and international music sensation Ciara, was a must-watch night of show-stopping musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today's hottest artists. (more...)

Quartet to Pay Tribute to Mentor Faith Prince in GOTTA HAVE FAITH! at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

This awesome foursome, consisting of Analisa Bell, Andrew Morrisey, Clara Regula and Matt Surges, are all mentees of Tony Award-winning Broadway star, Faith Prince! Sharing a mutual love and respect for the woman who taught them to have faith in themselves, they've come together to put on a show! Because… why the hell not? (more...)

BWW Blog: Aimee Hunsinger - Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome!
by Guest Blogger: Aimee Hunsinger - May 19, 2016

Hello. My name is Aimee and I will be your tour guide to anything and everything Millbrook Playhouse. I am super excited to share my experiences this summer with you.  Millbrook Playhouse is a unique theater that used to be a barn. It has been open for over 50 years, and I have been with the barn for 11 of those years! (Including this summer season) This summer I will be in Peace Love and Cupcakes, The Little Mermaid, and the Teen Performing Arts Academy's production of Into The Woods Jr. I will write about performances, rehearsals, and the fabulous adventures with my wacky friends.  (more...)

Julie Halston, Paul Reiser & More Set for Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' Summer 2016 Comedy Club
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the July, August, and September lineup for the 2016 Comedy Club. Monday nights at 8 pm. All dates are available online at www.baystreet.org or calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500. All comedy performances are suggested for ages 17 and up. Comedy Club is sponsored by Saunders & Associates and The Friars Foundation. Media sponsor is Beach Magazine. (more...)

BWW Review: Clever L.A. NOW AND THEN Shines at LACC
by Don Grigware - May 16, 2016

What a lovely surprise! I know that Bruce Kimmel is quite the clever gentleman and would not expect anything less than superlative work from his camp, but stepping down to the college campus level to review is not something that I particularly savor. These actors, with the exception of Robert Yacko and April Audia, are students, not yet professional performers as such. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed, not by the singing, but at least by the acting and overall drive and energy of the performers who delivered a mightily informative, nostalgic and fun show. It's called L.A. Now and Then, and it's a revue with songs and monologues that take a glance back at Los Angeles through the years and compare past with present cultural values. Kimmel as director maintains a great pace throughout: no lags; the show moves! (more...)

Jessica Sanchez's Sexy New Single 'Call Me' Now Available for Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

After months of anticipation, Jessica Sanchez releases her sultry new single 'Call Me' available for digital download on CDBaby, Amazon, and Spotify today. (more...)

Soluna Studio to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 5/21-6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running May 21st 25-June 5th. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jon Robyns on LEGALLY BLONDE at Curve Leicester
by Jenny Ell - Apr 30, 2016

Jon Robyns has had a sensational career in musical theatre over the last twelve years and has a CV that most performers could only dream of. He had had leading roles in productions such as Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Spamalot and Memphis to name but a few. Currently, he is playing Emmett Forrest in Curve's production of Legally Blonde in Leicester. BWW:UK speak to Robyns about his time on the show thus far, as well as career highlights and future goals. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

New Season of MTV's LIVE FROM DARYL'S HOUSE' to Premiere 5/5
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MTV Live, MTV's 24-hour dedicated music channel, kicks off spring with new seasons of performance series' 'Live from Daryl's House' and 'Later... With Jools Holland' on Thursday, May 5 beginning at 9:00 p.m. (more...)

Elle Duncan Joins ESPN as SportsCenter Anchor
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Television sports veteran Elle Duncan has joined ESPN as an anchor for SportsCenter, the network's signature news and information program. She will begin work on May 9. (more...)

Segal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2016-2017 Season. The upcoming 49th season is brimming with artistry, audacity and authenticity. (more...)

Paramount TV Options Rights to Revecca Traister's 'ALL THE SINGLE LADIES'
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Paramount Television has optioned the rights to the provocative, New York Times Bestselling book from Rebecca Traister, ALL THE SINGLE LADIES: UNMARRIED WOMEN AND THE RISE OF AN INDEPENDENT NATION. (more...)

John Perkins of THE NEW CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN to Present Book Signing, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hilton | Asmus Contemporary presents John Perkins, former economist and author of 'Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,' which remained on the NY Times bestsEller list for 73 weeks. Since its release in 2004, the book has sold more than 1.25 million copies worldwide and been translated into 32 languages. Perkins will be in Chicago on May 6th for a book signing and lecture of the follow-up to his bestsEller, 'The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man' at Hilton | Asmus Contemporary, 716 N. Wells in River North. (more...)

2016 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Awards Nominees Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

On Thursday, May 26th at 7:00 PM, students and supporters from 33 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at The Orpheum Theatre for the 7th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards, sponsored in part by Memphis Audio and Sedgwick.  Modeled after the Tony Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. (more...)

Single-Show Tickets Now on Sale for 2016 Music Circus Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Single-show tickets are now on sale for all shows in the 2016 Sacramento Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 66th season for the venerable institution. (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

Michael Cerveris & Seth Rudetsky Coming to CLO Cabaret This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO will host an exclusive evening with Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris (Fun Home) and co-creator/star of DISASTER! Seth Rudetsky at the CLO Cabaret on May 23. This exciting fundraiser will support Pittsburgh CLO's continuing commitment to the fostering of new musicals for Pittsburgh and beyond. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox to Play Mesa Arts Center in November
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) have announced a 45-date North American headlining tour which includes a one-night-only performance at Mesa Arts Center on Sunday, November 27 at 7:00 p.m. Fans can pre-order tickets Wednesday, April 20 via PMJ's official site, postmodernjukebox.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 22 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at Mesa Arts Center's Box Office, at mesaartscenter.com and by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

Verizon and Hearst Enter Into Agreement to Acquire Complex to Expand Joint Portfolio of Millennial Digital Video Channels
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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Oscar Nominee Naomi Watts to Star in Netflix Psychological Thriller GYPSY
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, announced today that two-time Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts will star in the 10-episode season of the one-hour psychological thriller GYPSY, (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE, Curve Theatre Leicester, April 14 2016
by Jenny Ell - Apr 15, 2016

Legally Blonde the Musical has had an array of productions all over the world since its 2007 Broadway opening. Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, the story of love, faith and pushing past stereotypes has being capturing the hearts of theatregoers ever since. Famous for its outstanding quality of work, the Curve in Leicester is currently presenting a brand new version of the show, directed by Artistic Director Nikolai Foster. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Coming to Fox Theatre, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

?Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox have announced a 45-date North American headlining tour set to kick off September 29th at The VETS in Providence, RI. The concert event will hit the Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. Promoted by AEG Live, the much-anticipated run also includes the vintage pop sensation's first-ever performance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Keanu Reeves Stars in Upcoming Thriller THE NEON DEMON
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Amazon Studios has shared the first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's THE NEON DEMON. The film will have its world premiere in the Official Competition of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

Postmodern Jukebox Will Kick Off 45-City National Tour in Providence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox have announced a 45-date North American headlining tour set to kick off at The VETS in Providence, RI. Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox 2016 Tour is promoted by AEG Live. (more...)

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox Set for Dr. Phillips Center, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in association with AEG Live, announces tickets on sale Friday, April 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. for Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. (more...)

Cast Announced for TUTS Underground's HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the cast of the Heathers: The Musical, which makes its Houston debut on April 28, 2016. Based on the 1989 cult classic film, this musical is a dark, delicious story of the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High - Heather, Heather and Heather. Veronica Sawyer, the only non-Heather of the clique, rejects their ruthless regime when she falls for bad boy J.D. who wants to see all the Heathers six feet under. (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Comes to Broadway Bound This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Tony Award-winning musical comedy will take the stage at Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center in Houston from April 29 through May 7. (more...)

Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg Among Cannes Film Festival's Official Selections; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The official selection was unveiled today for the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

VOGUE Australia & AGWA Foundation to Host Inaugural Audi ART BALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

The inaugural Audi ART BALL presented by the AGWA Foundation and VOGUE Australia will be held on location at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from 7:00pm on Saturday 14 May 2016. (more...)

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