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BWW Morning Brief February 24th, 2017 - John Leguizamo Off-Broadway, 'IGUANA' at A.R.T., CONCERT FOR AMERICA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS begins tonight, THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, starring James Earl Jones, opens this evening at A.R.T., and the next CONCERT FOR AMERICA is set for Saturday! (more...)

NBC's BLACKLIST, SUPERSTORE Maintain 100% Week-to-Week
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

“The Blacklist: Redemption” (0.8/3 in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET): Finishes within 0.1 of its lead-in from a 9 p.m. “Blacklist” in adults 18-49 (0.8 vs. 0.9). (more...)

BWW Review: A LESSON BEFORE DYING at The Encore Theatre
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Feb 24, 2017

A LESSON BEFORE DYING by Romulus Linney is based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines. I remember reading the book, and I was familiar with the screen adaptation starring Don Cheadle and Mekhi Phifer, but the stage play I didn't know. So, the Encore Theatre's production, directed by Harold J. Haynes, was something I was looking forward to. (more...)

BWW Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS at Everyman Theatre - An Ambitious Undertaking
by Charles Shubow - Feb 24, 2017

Charles Dickens gigantic novel put on stage is a challenging experience. (more...)

The Met Opera's LA TRAVIATA and IDOMENEO Come to the Big Screen in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valery to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo.  Don't miss a LIVE in HD transmission of The Met Opera's La Traviata on Saturday, March 11 at 12:55 p.m. as part of the Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series.  Violetta, a young and consumptive courtesan is exhausted after years of service, and wants nothing better than to relax and enjoy the time that she has left, free and footloose from men and worries. However, a chance meeting at a party she hosts, with the handsome yet naive Alfredo sees her question her existence and her loneliness without a lover to call her own. She encourages his love. (more...)

Seize the Day! Disney's NEWSIES Breaks Records, Will Encore in Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

'Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!' three-day cinema event broke ticketing records to become the highest-grossing Broadway event to date from Fathom Events. An estimated 210,250 people saw the event on big screens across the U.S. on February 16, 18 and 22, amounting to $3.47 million in ticket sales. It also now ranks as the No. 2 top-performing title for Fathom Events to-date. (more...)

Join the Conversation Across All Platforms with NBC Sports #CSNTOMBOY
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In conjunction with TOMBOY, NBC Sports Regional Networks' multi-platform documentary project, six CSN markets will host symposiums with colleges in order to examine and fuel conversation around gender balance in today's evolving sports landscape. NBC Sports Regional Networks announced last week the launch of TOMBOY, the first-of-its-kind integrated initiative that aims to elevate the conversation about female participation in sports, culminating with a one-hour documentary. (more...)

BWW Interview: Denise O'Neal Talks Directing A LESSON BEFORE DYING for Pearl Theater
by Katricia Lang - Feb 23, 2017

The Pearl Theater opened their production of A LESSON BEFORE DYING, which plays through this Sunday, February 26, a little over a week ago. So naturally, I decided to talk to the show's director, Denise O'Neal, yesterday. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

NBC's CHICAGO P.D. Wins in Time Slot in Every Key Measure
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

NBC's CHICAGO PD (1.3/5 in 18-49, 6.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) wins the 10 p.m. hour among ABC, CBS and NBC in all key demographics plus total viewers. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse's Starry LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT to Stream with BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Geffen Playhouse and online theater streaming service BroadwayHD today announced a partnership to present select live and captured-live productions from the Los Angeles theater to BroadwayHD subscribers. The Geffen's current production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jane Kaczmarek and Alfred Molina, will be the first play presented under the partnership. It marks BroadwayHD's first live stream from a U.S. theater outside of New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: Grammy-Nominated Violinist Andres Cardenes Joins ROCO for Conductor-less Concert PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE
by Natalie de la Garza - Feb 23, 2017

This weekend, Grammy-nominated violinist Andres Cardenes returns to Houston for ROCO's annual conductorless concert, PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE. The program features a world premiere violin concerto from composer Ricardo Lorenz, written specifically for Cardenes, and works from Luigi Rodolfo Boccherini, Aaron Copland and Felix Mendelssohn. (more...)

ODC Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

ODC, the most active center for contemporary dance on the West Coast, has announced the program for its 2017 Theater Season. Highlights include world premieres by David Gordon, FACT/SF, Monique Jenkinson, tinypistol, Laura Elaine Ellis and Smith/Wymore Disappearing Acts, and West Coast premieres by Kate Weare Company and The Foundry. Additional season highlights include remounts of seminal works by Joanna Haigood and RAWdance. (more...)

National Theatre's OBSESSION, Starring Jude Law, to Hit U.S. Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Obsession, an adaptation of the Luchino Visconti film starring Oscar nominee Jude Law and directed by Tony and Olivier award winner Ivo van Hove, is the latest National Theatre Live screening to be announced and will be broadcast to cinemas from the Barbican Theatre in London on Thursday, May 11, 2017. (more...)

Le Header Bidding continue de stimuler la croissance mondiale des revenus mobiles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

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NBC's THE WALL Retains 100%; Finishes Within .2 of 'NCIS' for Time Slot Win
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

THE WALL finishes within 0.2 of “NCIS” and the timeslot lead among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 (more...)

THIS IS US Ties for #2 Among Big 4 Telecasts for the Primetime Week of Feb. 13-19 in 18-49
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

NBC has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 4.6 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 13-19, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research, giving the network a #2 finish for the week in total viewers. (more...)

Alec Baldwin-Hosted SNL Delivers the Show's Most-Watched Telecast in Eight Years
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has delivered its most-watched telecast in “live plus seven day” Nielsens in more than eight years. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Feb 22, 2017

We're in Dublin and it's 1986. Jimmy and his musician friends are fed up of art school synth music and want to bring soul music back to the people. The Commitments is adapted from Roddy Doyle's novel of the same name (that in turn was made into a cult hit film). However, for a show that proclaims on countless occasions that soul is 'the music of the people' and eulogises about it's importance- it is evening strangely devoid of that very thing. (more...)

University of Washington School of Drama's CINO NIGHTS Revives the Early Days of Off -Off Broadway in Seattle's U-District
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

For three nights in March, a former medical marijuana dispensary in Seattle's University District will transform into a makeshift theatre cafe. Inspired by Joe Cino's legendary Greenwich Village performance space, Caffe Cino, the space will house performances of six short plays from the early days of Off Off Broadway.  (more...)

John Fogerty Reunites with His CCR Guitar For Las Vegas Residency
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After nearly five decades apart, JOHN FOGERTY has reunited with his beloved ACME Guitar, a guitar he owned in the late 60's and wrote such iconic songs as "Proud Mary," "Fortunate Son" and "Born on the Bayou."  JOHN also played this special guitar on many legendary TV performances, including The Ed Sullivan Show, and it so happens to be the very instrument that he played at Woodstock.  You will hear the story of JOHN's reunion with this special guitar as he plays it live, for the first time in decades, during his intimate residency at The Wynn Theatre on March 3 -11 and again - May 19-28. (more...)

NBC's TIMELESS Grows for 2nd Straight Week, Matches the Show's High Since Dec.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

NBC's TIMELESS (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) grew for a second straight week in both 18-49 and total viewers. (more...)

Ira Lee Collings to Encore SIMPLY, IRA LEE at Don't Tell Mama This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Singer Ira Lee Collings returns to Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, NYC on Friday, February 24th at 7 PM with an Encore presentation of Simply, Ira Lee (A Gay Geezer Celebration Through the Looking Glass..warts and all). (more...)

Stars of BRIGHT STAR, WICKED and More Take Part in New Play Reading Podcast 'AT THE TABLE'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

At The Table: A Play Reading Series has released its three February episodes. Episodes 4 and 5 are now available and feature the full-length play Troop 54 by Justin Colombo (Kinky Boots National Tour, Rock of Ages National Tour). Episode 6 is an interview with the playwright, lead by co-hosts Rachel Flynn (Heathers: The Musical) and Ned Donovan (The Hunted: Encore). The episodes are edited, and feature original scoring by Marcus Thorne Bagala (This American Life). (more...)

Pacific Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Music Director Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony announce the 2017-18 Hal and Jeanette Segerstrom Family Foundation Classical Series and special events. (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

2016-17 Met Opera: Live in HD Season Continues with RUSALKA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Warner Theatre's 2016-17 Met Opera: Live in HD Season continues with an Encore presentation of Dvo?ak's RUSALKA held in the Main Theatre on Saturday, March 4 at 12:55 pm.  A complimentary 45-minute pre-opera lecture by Jeffrey Engel will be offered to all ticket holders in the Main Theatre at 11:00 am.   (more...)

RICHARD MOVE/MOVEOPOLIS! to Open New York Live Arts' LIVE IDEAS 2017 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Richard Move/MoveOpolis! opens New York Live Arts LIVE IDEAS 2017 festival with the world premiere of XXYY, a multilayered work conceived and directed by Move, with costumes by acclaimed theater artist Alba Clemente and an original score by Italian electronic music pioneer Martux_m. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Herbert Blomstedt Conducting NY Phil in Beethoven's 7th and 8th
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2017

Herbert Blomstedt will return to the New York Philharmonic to lead the Orchestra in Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8, Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m.; and Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)


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Alesso Premieres Video for Brand New Single 'Falling'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Grammy-nominated DJ, producer and songwriter Alesso has unveiled his high-concept video for latest single 'Falling'. Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Henrik Hanson, the stylish video is an homage to 80s movies such as '9½ Weeks' and stars Alesso himself as he controls the movements of a dancer, creating a partner for the lone female dancer. (more...)

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Provides Funding to Bring Three Artists To The Grand this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, has provided funding to support three performances taking place at The Grand this spring. (more...)

NYC-Arts To Unwrap Museum Of Food And Drink
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of New York City. (more...)

THIRTEEN's NYC-ARTS to Unwrap NYC's Museum of Food and Drink This Month
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase, brings arts lovers an all-access pass to the interesting, unusual and unique cultural offerings of New York City. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE KNOW at Know Theatre Of Cincinnati
by Abby Rowold - Feb 16, 2017

The Know's special brand of gumption has created a lively and popular theatre spot for a variety of people and truly deserves continued support. They work themselves hard for their community and Cincinnati is richer for it. Next up on the mainstage is Steve Yockey's (a perennial favorite of Know Theatre) Heavier Than… described as "a darkly comic mash-up of Greek myth that unfolds in the heart of a labyrinth where Aster the Minotaur contemplates turning 30 in a world that sees him as nothing more than a murderous oddity…" Heavier Than… runs March 10-April 1 at Know Theatre of Cincinnati. Go to knowtheatre.com for tickets. (more...)

KVPAC's Encore Players Are Going To State!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center (KVPAC) Encore Players, Katy's award winning community theatre, won the Biennial Quad IV Southeast Texas competition at the American Association of Community Theatre (AACT).  KVPAC is competing with the one act play, Answers, by Tom Topor and will be in Lewisville for Texas AACTFest 2017 for the State competition March 15 - 18. (more...)

Author and Comedian Hannah Hart Signs First Look Deal with Lionsgate
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), a premier next generation global content leader, announces its first-look deal with comedic entertainer and author, Hannah Hart (Dirty 30, Camp Takota). (more...)

THIS IS US Ranks #3 Among Big 4 Telecasts for the Primetime Week 2/6
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

NBC has averaged a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of Feb. 6-12, according to “live plus same day” viewing figures from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

Wetumpka Depot Players to Represent Alabama at Regional Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The River Region's oldest community theatre is once again preparing to travel another award-winning show to regional competition. On February 28 the Wetumpka Depot Players will present their production of The Glass Menagerie for local audiences in preparation to travel the show to Southeastern Theatre Conference ( SETC) in Lexington, Kentucky on March 3rd to represent Alabama in the community theatre festival. (more...)

BWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Feb 14, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica recently presented the one and only spectacular Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique, one-night solo concert event - CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION, and I can honestly tell you the girl's still got it and knows exactly how to use it to bring Broadway magic to the stage! The incomparable Tony Award winner recreated signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink, The Visit, and from her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story which brought her the stardom she so richly deserves. (more...)

Arthur M. Jolly's LONG JOAN SILVER Opens Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

LOFT ENSEMBLE announces opening night of their production of Arthur M. Jolly's Long Joan Silver. Performances begin with opening night February 17th at 8 pm. (more...)

Finale of NBC's CELEBRITY APPRENTICE Maintains 100% of Last Week's Rating in A18-49
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

NBC's THE CELEBRITY APPRENTICE (0.9/3 in 18-49, 3.4 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) maintains 100% of last week's rating in adults 18-49 (more...)

National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce PPAC's 2017/2018 Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. The National Tour Launch of LES MISERABLES opens PPAC's 40th Anniversary Broadway Season in September and is part of the Encore Series. (more...)

Debut of New FX Drama Series LEGION Sets Records; Delivers Over 4 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

LEGION, the highly-anticipated new drama series from Noah Hawley, delivered one of the best new cable drama premieres of the past year and set a record as the most time-shifted FX series premiere ever within the first three days. (more...)

VIDEO: Nat Geo's GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC; Now Streaming
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

National Geographic has announced it will make the two-hour documentary GENDER REVOLUTION: A JOURNEY WITH KATIE COURIC available to stream for free, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 14, for one week. (more...)

The Cleveland Orchestra Announces Encore Presentation of Violins of Hope Education Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Following the success of the 2015 Violins of Hope Education Concerts performed by The Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall for nearly 10,000 students, thousands more will enjoy Encore presentations of the Violins of Hope Education Concert March 8-10. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Lisa Kron's WELL at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre announces the complete cast of its upcoming production of Tony Award-winning writer Lisa Kron's (Fun Home) funny and brilliant play Well, set to star beloved Seattle talents Barbara Dirickson and Sarah Rudinoff. Well is dark comedy at its finest and is being directed by Seattle Rep Artistic Director Braden Abraham. (more...)

Joseph Macchia and Nora Davis to Encore LOVE TRUMPS HATE at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Joseph Macchia (Cabaret Cares) and Nora Davis (It Helps to Sing About It) present the second rendition of 'Love Trumps Hate' on February 20, 2017, at The Metropolitan Room in Chelsea, celebrating President's Day with a star-studded cast in support of the ACLU. (more...)

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