Francesca Zambello to Direct San Francisco Opera's DER RING DES NIBELUNGEN - Full Cast Announced; Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the casting and schedule for the Company's summer 2018 presentations of Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen (The Ring of the Nibelung). The four-opera cycle of Das Rheingold,Die Walkure, Siegfried and Gotterdammerung-widely considered the greatest and most ambitious work ever conceived for the lyric stage-will be presented in three complete cycles from June 12 through July 1, 2018.  (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Layla, Age 6
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 28, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

United Solo Festival Invites Award-Winning UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY. to Stage from L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Performer Heather Dowling is bringing her award-winning solo-show, Unemployed. Finally. to New York City as part of the United Solo Festival on 42nd Street - the world's largest solo theatre festival - on October 19th. Dowling's show has been invited back on stage many times in Los Angeles, CA since the show's premiere in the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival. At Fringe, Dowling performed 6 sold-out shows, won the Producers' Encore Award and was nominated for Best Solo Performance, out of more than 80 shows. (more...)

Starz Offers First Look at ASH VS EVIL DEAD Season 2 Premiere
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The goriest, gooiest, gnarliest, grooviest show on TV returns in all its Ash-kicking glory with free sampling of STARZ Original series ASH VS EVIL DEAD season two premiere episode, now exclusively on IGN's Facebook page in advance of its STARZ premiere on October 2 (more...)

Suzi Quatro Leather Forever Encore Tour to Launch February 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

With a career now spanning over 50 years of performing, it's "one more time for Suzi" as she returns in February 2017 for a national tour starting on the Gold Coast on February 3 and finishing in Darwin on March 4. Tickets go on sale early October. (more...)

MITF: Raising the Curtain on a Brighter Future for the Arts in New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Starting with our Autumn Arts, MITF will also serve as a place for artists emerging from colleges and special programs to enter into the professional world with abundant support from an experienced artistic and academic advisory. Now, established professionals and the next generation can join in. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Gracelynn, Age 3
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 27, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

BWW Review: Chris Dwan Channels His Inner Child in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Sep 27, 2016

At one point during WASTE OF SPACE, Chris Dwan began singing the lyric 'We're connected in our own sort of universe' again and again. That line came from an original track, 'All I Know,' co-written with Ross Baum. Making his New York City solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 6, Dwan did create his own sort of the universe, but the connections remained a bit unclear. (more...)

Johnny Gallagher, Amber Tamblyn, Joey Arias and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for September 28 - October 9, 2016. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Third Rail Rep to Screen NT Live's 'BRIDGE', THREEPENNY OPERA and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

A theatre trip to London not in the cards this fall? Then catch the top British productions close to home as Portland's Third Rail Repertory Theatre's (more...)

New Action Musical Mockumentary Series THE HUNTED: ENCORE Features Stars of FUN HOME, GREAT COMET, ONCE and More
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

From Charging Moose Media, the production team that brought you the album Give My Regards to Broadway: Classic Showtunes Reimagined (ft. stars of Hamilton, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, Once, Disaster, and more) comes a new web series unlike any other. The Hunted: Encore is an Action Comedy, Vampire Slayer Mockumentary, Musical Web Series based in New York City. (more...)

The Australian Ballet Reveals a Season of Wonderment for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Australian Ballet's Artistic Director David McAllister and Executive Director Libby Christie today announced the 2017 program. Combining outstanding classic and contemporary works, the season showcases the artistry of dance with story balletsAlice's Adventures in Wonderland©, The Sleeping Beauty and Nutcracker - The Story of Clara, and inspires awe with Faster and Symphony in C.  (more...)

Alice Fraser Announces Six Melbourne Shows at The Butterfly Club This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

After a completely sold out Melbourne International Comedy Festival run earlier this year, Frontier Comedy are thrilled to present a special Encore season of Alice Fraser's critically acclaimed masterpiece The Resistance at The Butterfly Club this October. (more...)

Idina Menzel & Jamie Foxx to Perform at 30th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel are set to perform at the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball on Saturday, October 8th in Beverly Hills. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Evan, Age 6
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 26, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

Master Impressionist Carla Delaney Presents her (More Than) One Woman Show, VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????Chances are you've heard Carla Delaney's voice before. A master impressionist, her voice has featured in animation, video games and commercials everywhere. She's done everyone from Carol Brady in that famous Snicker's commercial to Bart Simpson to Martha Stewart to Lady Gaga, and the list goes on and on. A capable actor, Carla's created her own gallery of quirky, memorable character. She's written and performed in The Groundling's Sunday Company, in the hit show Forbidden Broadway, on TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Conan, and much more. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Weird Al in Impromptu Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Loyal followers of the hit #Ham4Ham show will recall that Weird Al Yankovic was featured on a digital episode of the popular pre-show performances that Lin-Manuel unwittingly began on the afternoon of Hamilton's first Broadway lottery. Last night, Weird Al returned the favor, inviting Miranda to join him on stage to sing 'Yoda' at a concert in Chicago, where Miranda is currently in rehearsals for the Chicago production of Hamilton. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Mason, Age 15
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 25, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Tristen, Age 9
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 24, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/24/2016
by - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/24/2016. (more...)

Disney/ABC Encourages Audiences to 'Choose Kindess' with Original Programming
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Disney|ABC Television Group encourages viewers to 'Choose Kindness' during October's National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month through original programming that reinforces the importance of being kind, and customized public service announcement (PSA) campaigns that will air on multiple platforms (more...)

BWW Review: Justin Vivian Bond Is 'Golden' in Anniversary Show at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Sep 23, 2016

If this is what the end of the GOLDEN AGE OF JUSTIN VIVIAN BOND looks like, here's hoping for an extension. Before capping off a yearlong celebration of Bond's 25th anniversary of being a performer with a VIVification benefit, v's---Bond's preferred pronoun---GOLDEN AGE was a fever dream, full of charming anecdotes about shared psychoanalysts, spirit guides and Blythe Danner. On the second evening of the show's four-night run earlier this month, Bond's control over the melodic rasp of v's voice was impeccable. More importantly, v displayed an unmatched talent for controlling the space v's in, owning the entire stage with little more than a gentle sway and the tap of a heel, making Bond's all-out performance look effortless. (more...)

Vanessa Stalling to Direct HOOKMAN at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Steep Theatre is thrilled to announce that Vanessa Stalling will direct the ensemble's spring 2017 production of Lauren Yee's Hookman. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Jacob, Age 18
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 23, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

BWW Review: CASTING CONFESSIONS FROM La to LA Uncovers Amy Snowden's Outlandish Journey from Innocence to Happy Endings!
by Shari Barrett - Sep 23, 2016

Created and performed by Amy Snowden, Casting Confessions from La to LA is an outrageous and comical insight into her formative years in a small town in Louisiana, her move to Hollywood to become a sitcom actress but getting chewed up and spit-out in Hollywood, and her unique secret ways of finally making money to survive and rise in the OC. Amy's wild ride is full of hilarious and terrifying stories of nightmare roommates, nowhere jobs, massage parlor encounters, public transportation, and see-through underwear! (more...)

Heartland Film Festival Unveils Film and Event Lineup for 25th Anniversary
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Tonight nonprofit Heartland Film announced the full lineup and event schedule for its 25th annual Heartland Film Festival (Oct. 20-30, 2016) at a special event at The Athenaeum. (more...)

Scoop: NYC-ARTS 10/6 - 10/27
by TV Scoop - Sep 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on NYC-ARTS 10/6 - 10/27 (more...)

THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE Heads to Fringe Encore Series 2016 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Radicalization of Rolfe, winner of 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, re-opens as part of the Fringe Encore Series 2016 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Joel, Age 7
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 22, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

'An Evening With Tim Rice' to Debut on Seabourn Fleet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced an exclusive partnership with Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theater lyricist of Broadway, West End and film, winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH TIM RICE Will Debut on Seabourn Fleet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced an exclusive partnership with Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theater lyricist of Broadway, West End and film, winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHIPANDGUS Returns for a Limited Engagement with Fringe Encore Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

After a critically acclaimed run at the New York International Fringe Festival, ChipandGus returns for a limited engagement with the Fringe Encore Series at the SoHo Playhouse. The production was one of fourteen plays that were selected (amongst 200 FringeNYC shows)  to perform in the Fringe Encore Series. (more...)

BWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in Worcester
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 21, 2016

Music Worcester had a grand opening to its 157th season last night at beautiful Mechanics Hall, a treasure in downtown Worcester, presenting Patti LuPone in her latest solo concert program, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY. She shared the stage with her fantastic musical director/accompanist Joseph Thalken, and was joined by The Worcester Chorus for several songs in the second act. It was thrilling to hear so many signature songs performed live by one of the great Broadway divas. (more...)

Award-Winning UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY Back on Stage for Beyond Encore
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Heather Dowling's award-winning solo show, Unemployed. Finally. has been invited to be a part of Theatre Asylum/Combined Artform's Beyond Encores, launching this October at Studio C in Hollywood. BEYOND EncoreS is an opportunity for artists and audiences to revisit some of the best shows from the last seven years of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  (more...)

Breaking News: Barbra Streisand Will Take Concert Tour to Florida, Texas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Just announced, Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, is bringing her concert tour to three cities in Florida and one in Texas this winter. (more...)

BWW Review: Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Album
by Nicole Ackman - Sep 21, 2016

In her latest Broadway album, legendary diva Barbra Streisand teams up with a plethora of Hollywood's brightest stars from Daisy Ridley to Chris Pine. The album is full of Broadway classics like 'Pure Imagination,' 'Losing My Mind,' and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain.' The fact that Streisand impresses with her delightful humor and powerful vocals is no surprise; it is the stars' performances like Anne Hathaway and Melissa McCarthy that are unexpected. Many of the songs include some dialogue, which adds to its feel as a true theatre album. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors 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). (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Laila, Age 4
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 21, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

Award-Winning MOVE ON THE CHA-CHA'S Returns to United Solo Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, life's journey is all about taking the next step.  Move on the Cha-Cha's is written and performed by Boston-based playwright and actress Diane Ripstein.   'I'm not the first Baby Boomer to look at my life and wonder what the legacy might be,' says Diane. 'Like many others, I'm trying to age gracefully and find meaning, while keeping a sense of humor about the whole thing!'    (more...)

Molly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

USA Network to Televise BEVERLY HILLS DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

BEVERLY HILLS DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA – produced by NBC Sports Group – will air on USA Network at 8/7c on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. (more...)

NBC Sports Group to Kick Off 'Marathon Month' This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

NBC Sports Group presents coverage of three marathons in the next month - Berlin, Chicago, and Amsterdam - beginning this Sunday, Sept. 25 with live and Encore coverage of the Berlin Marathon. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Jessica, Mile 1
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 20, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

LIBERACE! Re-Dazzles at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Liberace! returns September 30 and runs until October 16, 2016, in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis as an Encore performance of the 2015 summer fundraising hit. Featuring Gary Beard as the title character, this moving and highly entertaining tribute to the performer and musician famous for his charm, glitz, and glamour relives the highs (and lows) of Liberace's prolific life revealing the real person behind the persona. Interwoven with a rollicking piano score spanning classical and popular music from Chopin to "Chopsticks" and Rachmaninoff to Ragtime, this production will have the audiences cheering the life of a unique American icon. (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS!, Farcical Romp at Beck, But . . .
by Roy Berko - Sep 20, 2016

Adorable eight-year-old girls are supposed to play with dolls, be obsessed with the color pink, and gossip about their friends on a smart phone. Right? Wrong, if you are Tina Denmark. She wants to be a theatrical star. Now! Not later, NOW! (foot stomp!) What will she do to get her dream? (more...)

NBC Takes the Week Among ABC, CBS, NBC & Fox in Every Key Measure
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

NBC has dominated the Sept. 12-18 primetime ratings week, with “Sunday Night Football,” two editions of “America's Got Talent,” “Better Late Than Never” and “Blindspot” accounting for five of the week's ten most-watched shows on the Big 4 networks, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.  (more...)

Hasan Minhaj, Maya Rudolph, Laura Benanti and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its night performances, September 21 - October 2, 2016. Scroll down, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Get Practicing! WAITRESS to Host Encore CAST ALBUM KARAOKE This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Due to the success of Waitress's recent and first-ever 'Cast Album Karaoke,' following the Wednesday evening Oct 5 performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street), audience members will have another chance to sing on a Broadway stage. (more...)

The Musical Theater Project Returns with CURTAIN UP AT THE COTTON CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Back by popular demand after last season's sold out performances at Playhouse Square, The Musical Theater Project and Cleveland Jazz Orchestra will co-produce "Curtain Up at The Cotton Club - An Encore Presentation" for two performances: Saturday, October 15 (3pm) at Lakeland Community College (Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center) and Sunday, October 16 (2pm) at Lorain County Community College Stocker Arts Center, (Hoke Theater). (more...)

THE GREAT LOVE DEBATE Announces 6-City October Slate
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

 The Great Love Debate tour, which has made 218 stops in 79 different cities across the United States and Canada since 2014, has announced 6 cities and dates as part of its 'Fall In Love' series for October.   (more...)

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