STAGE TUBE: Kerry Ellis and Brian May Perform Live in VeronaSTAGE TUBE: Kerry Ellis and Brian May Perform Live in Verona
by Stage Tube - Jun 6, 2015

Kerry Ellis recently joined Brian May on stage in Verona for a live performance. Check out the full video below! (more...)

Pennsylvania Student Teams' Innovation Recognized at Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) CompetitionPennsylvania Student Teams' Innovation Recognized at Governor's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

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Exclusive: Moments in the Woods- Inside the INTO THE WOODS Original Cast Reunion at BAMExclusive: Moments in the Woods- Inside the INTO THE WOODS Original Cast Reunion at BAM
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 29, 2015

Can you believe it's been almost 28 years since the original production of Into the Woods opened on Broadway? Seems like only yesterday my mother was dragging a 6-year-old me, literally kicking and screaming, from below the marquee of the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld) to the Winter Garden Theatre where Cats was playing. (I wanted desperately to see Into the Woods, but a family 'friend' told my parents that Cats would be more appropriate for my age group. Thanks for ruining my life, lady.) In the right light, you can still to this day see my claw marks scraped along 45th Street. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama to Attend Opening Ceremony of 2015 Special Olympics World GamesFirst Lady Michelle Obama to Attend Opening Ceremony of 2015 Special Olympics World Games
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games (LA2015) is proud to announce Michelle Obama's attendance at the Opening Ceremony on July 25, 2015 (more...)

Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28Ben Rimalower and Dorinda Medley Join 'LOVE ME: DOWNTOWN AND DOWNUNDER' Pride Celebration at Birdland, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series, in association with Jacob Langfelder, is excited to announce that "Love Me: Downtown and Downunder - A Pride Celebration" will take place on the historic music stage on this Sunday, June 28 at 10:30pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Fabulous Fun to Pittsburgh PublicBWW Reviews: BUYER AND CELLAR Brings Fabulous Fun to Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Jun 25, 2015

A former 'Buffy' star, a legendary superstar, a make-out on the Matterhorn- what more could you want? (more...)

Artists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis Returns This FallArtists Lounge Live Series at Metropolis Returns This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

 Michael Ingersoll and Metropolis present the next season of Artists Lounge Live at Metropolis, featuring top Broadway and Broadway in Chicago stars in solo concerts. (more...)

VIDEO: Bellamy Young Talks 'Scandal' & More on TODAYVIDEO: Bellamy Young Talks 'Scandal' & More on TODAY
by - Jun 24, 2015

Bellamy Young who plays the First Lady of the United States on the popular drama "Scandal" stopped by NBC's TODAY, where she revealed her birth name, Amy Maria Young. (more...)

Aretha Franklin & More Set for TV One's THE GOSPEL TRADITION, 6/26
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

In honor of Black Music Month, TV One will pay tribute to gospel music with the broadcast special The Gospel Tradition: In Performance at the White House. (more...)

New Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMFNew Musical ACAPPELLA to Play NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Grep Cooper Productions, LLC LLC have announced that Virginia Woodruff (Violet, Leap of Faith, The Color Purple, All Shook Up, Smokey Joe's Cafe), Cheryl A. Freeman (The Who's Tommy , Disney's Hercules), Tyler Hardwick , Anthony Chatmon II , Miche Braden and Darilyn Castillo have joined the cast of ACAPPELLA. Rounding out the company are Katrina R. Dideriksen, Gavyn Pickens, Emily Goglia, Rachel Gavaletz, Janelle McDermoth, Darryl Williams, Alex Koceja and Garrett Turner. (more...)

Stevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne & More Among SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES Star-Studded LineupStevie Wonder, Avril Lavigne & More Among SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES Star-Studded Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The world's largest sports and humanitarian event this year – the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) – today announced its initial star-studded lineup for the event's Opening Ceremony (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Celebration, 7/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (June 17, 2015) –Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Assistant Conductor Nicholas Hersh will lead the orchestra in their annual Independence Day celebrations at Oregon Ridge Park on July 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater GALA 2015 Raises $1.2 MillionChicago Shakespeare Theater GALA 2015 Raises $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated Shakespeare's vibrant legacy with GALA 2015 on Monday, June 8 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, raising $1.2 million for Chicago Shakespeare in Urban Communities initiatives. Three hundred and fifty of Chicago's civic, corporate and cultural leaders attended the event benefiting CST's award-winning engagement programs including Team Shakespeare education initiatives and Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the fifth annual Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to this year's Civic Honoree, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and ITW Vice Chairman David Parry and his wife Ros Parry, and Artistic Honorees, Simon Callow and Phylicia Rash?d. (more...)

Melissa Gordon's Solo Show FRESH Set for UCB, 7/9 & 29Melissa Gordon's Solo Show FRESH Set for UCB, 7/9 & 29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Writer, performer, Melissa Gordon's new solo show Fresh will be performed at Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) in Chelsea on Thursday, July 9th and Wednesday, July 29th at 8:00 pm. The production is directed by Michael Hartney who is a member of UCB Harold Team, The Governess. Fresh was recently selected for a summer run at UCB. August dates will be announced soon.  (more...)

44 Governors' Spouses and Four U.S. Governors Become 'Reading Ambassadors' for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge44 Governors' Spouses and Four U.S. Governors Become 'Reading Ambassadors' for 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights - 6/9LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights - 6/9
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Below, check out 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' monologue highlights from last night's broadcast. (more...)

'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance, July 2'The Queen of Bel Canto' Opera Star Jessica Pratt Returns to Victorian Opera for One Performance, July 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Dubbed the Queen of Bel Canto singing by European critics, celebrated Australian operatic export Jessica Pratt returns home for one performance only in Victorian Opera's I Puritani at Hamer Hall on Thursday 2 July.  (more...)

Ross Valley Players Set 2015-16 Season: ANNA IN THE TROPICS & MoreRoss Valley Players Set 2015-16 Season: ANNA IN THE TROPICS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS is pleased to announce their 2015 - 2016 season which celebrates their 86th consecutive year. Among the seven plays included in the new season is a World Premiere by Bay Area Playwright Mary Spletter, a 2008 Tony Award winner for best revival of a play, a 2003 Pulitzer Prize winner, and an Ivey Award winner about a classic tale of good vs. evil. Each year, Ross Valley Players produce diverse, professional-quality live theater that evokes, entertains and enlivens the human spirit. www.rossvalleyplayers.com (more...)

120 girls to participate in the first-ever WiSci Girls STEAM Camp, hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Rwanda, Girl Up, and Meridian International C120 girls to participate in the first-ever WiSci Girls STEAM Camp, hosted by the U.S. Department of State, the Government of Rwanda, Girl Up, and Meridian International C
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

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Tennessee Craft Week Set for 10/2-11Tennessee Craft Week Set for 10/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

This October 2-11, Tennessee Craft is celebrating our state's makers with a new tradition - Tennessee Craft Week. The public is invited to support and celebrate the craft artists of this state. (more...)

Top 20 Finalists Revealed on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCETop 20 Finalists Revealed on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Paula Abdul, Jason Derulo and Nigel Lythgoe - announced the Top 10 stage finalists and Top 10 street finalists on Season 12 of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE. (more...)

First Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater FestivalFirst Lady Michelle Obama Named Honorary Chair of Women's Voices Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Women's Voices Theater Festival organizers today announced that First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama will serve as Honorary Chair of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, which unites more than 50 professional theater companies in the nation's capital region, September through October 2015. She joins a prestigious group of theater artists and advocates on the Honorary Committee supporting the Festival's mission to celebrate the work of women in theater. Additionally, eight ancillary events sponsored by The Washington Post have been announced during the Festival, to be hosted by the seven originating theaters-Arena Stage, Ford's Theatre, Round House Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company-along with Festival participant Theater J. (more...)

Six Teams to Battle on MTV's AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW, 7/29Six Teams to Battle on MTV's AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW, 7/29
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

MTV will heat up this summer when six all-star dance crews — including five previous champions — take to the “America's Best Dance Crew” (“ABDC”) stage to battle for dance supremacy and cement their “ABDC” legacy. (more...)

ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6ELLA FITZGERALD Tribute Set for Metropolis, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present the electrifying musical event Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song starring jazz chanteuse Karen Marie Richardson on August 6, 2015. (more...)

First Lady Of We The Best Music Group Steph Lecor Releases New Single 'Saturday'First Lady Of We The Best Music Group Steph Lecor Releases New Single 'Saturday'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes presents the release of the new single 'Saturday' by Steph Lecor. This brand new track is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' 2015/16 Season Announced!'Jan McArt's New Play Reading Series' 2015/16 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

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Sam Kass Named NBC News Senior Food AnalystSam Kass Named NBC News Senior Food Analyst
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

]Sam Kass has been named Senior Food Analyst for NBC News. The announcement was made this morning on TODAY: http://on.today.com/1VN2O0d. Kass will make his first on-air appearance in this role tomorrow, Thursday, July 30 on TODAY. (more...)

Classic Party Rentals Provides 70,000 Square Feet of Tenting to Help Produce 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los AngelesClassic Party Rentals Provides 70,000 Square Feet of Tenting to Help Produce 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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Dr. Virgina Belt to Re-Release A FIRST LADY OF FINANCEDr. Virgina Belt to Re-Release A FIRST LADY OF FINANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

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Photo Coverage: President Obama Poses with the HAMILTON Cast!Photo Coverage: President Obama Poses with the HAMILTON Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

The Broadway community has been a-buzz with chatter about President Obama attending Saturday's matinee of HAMILTON on Broadway, as BroadwayWorld reported. Now, we bring you more photographic proof! Below, check out a photo posted on Twitter by @Konradng of the President onstage with the full company! (more...)

Dunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDSDunfield Theatre Cambridge to Present CANADIAN LEGENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge is celebrating the Great Canadian Song Book with Canadian Legends, an incredible musical odyssey featuring over 80 anthems that inspires so much pride and awe audiences can't help but exclaim, "I didn't know THAT was Canadian!" throughout. (more...)

Obama Calls HAMILTON 'Fabulous;' Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, and More ReactObama Calls HAMILTON 'Fabulous;' Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, and More React
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2015

It's not every day that Broadway actors get to perform for the President of the United States. But the HAMILTON cast got just such a privilege on Saturday afternoon, as BroadwayWorld previously reported. Now a day later, they are still glowing. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Threatens HAMILTON Audience Members with Patti LuPoneLin-Manuel Miranda Threatens HAMILTON Audience Members with Patti LuPone
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2015

HAMILTON writer/star Lin-Manuel Miranda recently reprimanded rude theatregoers with the single most effective threat possible: Patti LuPone. (more...)

President Obama Attends HAMILTON Matinee Today With DaughtersPresident Obama Attends HAMILTON Matinee Today With Daughters
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

The Richard Rodgers Theatre was extra-presidential this afternoon. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and More Sing Special Trio in Anticipation of Performance for POTUSVIDEO: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and More Sing Special Trio in Anticipation of Performance for POTUS
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

When you're preparing to perform for the most important man in America, what better way to get excited than to sing? (more...)

Photo Flash: President Obama Gives HAMILTON a Standing OvationPhoto Flash: President Obama Gives HAMILTON a Standing Ovation
by Sally Henry - Jul 18, 2015

The Broadway community has been a-buzz today with chatter about President Obama attending Saturday's matinee of HAMILTON on Broadway, as BroadwayWorld reported. Now, we bring you photographic proof! Below, check out pics posted by a fellow audience member of the President applauding the show, and of Javier Muñoz bowing as 'Alexander Hamilton.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with ALADDIN at The White HouseSTAGE TUBE: Go Backstage with ALADDIN at The White House
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2015

Follow the cast of Disney's ALADDIN as they take a trip to The White House to performs at the 2015 Kids' State Dinner. (more...)

Remember! Remember! It's PIETER-DIRK EISH at Theatre On The Bay This NovemberRemember! Remember! It's PIETER-DIRK EISH at Theatre On The Bay This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

After sold-out seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg in earlier this year, AN AUDIENCE WITH PIETER-DIRK EISH will be back at Theatre on the Bay from 2 November 2015. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Present EVITA, 8/3-4Cygnet Theatre to Present EVITA, 8/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Cygnet Theatre is pleased to announce a Concert Staged-Reading of the Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The two-night-only performance, presented on Monday, August 3rd, and Tuesday, August 4th at 7 pm at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town, will feature some of San Diego's brightest musical theatre stars. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti & The Skivvies Join the Good Fight in Combating Cell Phones in the Theatre with New SongSTAGE TUBE: Laura Benanti & The Skivvies Join the Good Fight in Combating Cell Phones in the Theatre with New Song
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2015

The Skivvies and Tony winner Laura Benanti have joined the good fight against cell phone usage in the theatre with a new song, aptly titled 'Look Up.' Written by Benanti, the number 'provides musical advice to audience members tempted to use mobile devices during a performance.' (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Westerns And War Epics Head to Sony Movie Channel This AugustWesterns And War Epics Head to Sony Movie Channel This August
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Sony Movie Channel (SMC) presents a block of Westerns and war epics all month long in “The Recline,” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET in August. (more...)

Broadway-Bound HAMILTON Breaks $27M in Advance Ticket SalesBroadway-Bound HAMILTON Breaks $27M in Advance Ticket Sales
by Nora Dominick - Jul 13, 2015

It seems to be the biggest upcoming Broadway musical in recent years. Lin-Manuel Miranda's hip-hop musical, HAMILTON begins previews tonight July 13th and has already become the biggest Broadway event of the 2015/16 season.  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Interviews Michelle Obama on Tonight's ShowVIDEO: Sneak Peek - SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Interviews Michelle Obama on Tonight's Show
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Below, get a sneak peek at SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE's Cat Deeley's exclusive interview with Michelle Obama, airing tonight at 8/7c on Fox. (more...)

N-Y Historical Society's 'History Makers' Gala to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Biographer Ron ChernowN-Y Historical Society's 'History Makers' Gala to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda and Biographer Ron Chernow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

HAMILTON composer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda and Alexander Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow will be honored on Monday, November 9, 2015, at the New-York Historical Society's 2015 History Makers Gala at Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)

Michelle Obama Leaves KINKY BOOTS Cast Heartfelt Letter After PerformanceMichelle Obama Leaves KINKY BOOTS Cast Heartfelt Letter After Performance
by Sally Henry - Jul 12, 2015

The Obamas said, 'YEAH!' to Broadway this weekend and 'loved every minute of it.' (more...)

Voting Begins on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, 7/13Voting Begins on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

It's the first live show of the season! The Top 20 have been chosen and now it's time for the dancers to show America they have what it takes to win. (more...)

Scoop: THE WHISPERS on ABC - Monday, July 13, 2015Scoop: THE WHISPERS on ABC - Monday, July 13, 2015
by - Jul 10, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE WHISPERS, airing on ABC on Monday, July 13, 2015! (more...)

Cast of ALADDIN Performs at Today's Kids White House State Dinner; Watch Live!Cast of ALADDIN Performs at Today's Kids White House State Dinner; Watch Live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Cast members from the Broadway company of the hit Disney musical will be performing at the White House for the Kids' State Dinner this Friday, July 10, First Lady Michelle Obama announced. The performance will be streamed live tomorrow around 12:30 p.m. at this link: http://wh.gov/live. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN Cast Gets Standing Ovation, First Lady's Praise at the White HousePhoto Flash: ALADDIN Cast Gets Standing Ovation, First Lady's Praise at the White House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Earlier today, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed ALADDIN stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), James Monroe Iglehart (Genie), Courtney Reed (Jasmine) and several members of the Aladdin ensemble to perform a selection of highlights from the Tony-winning hit musical at The White House Kids' State Dinner. The performance garnered a standing ovation, with the First Lady thanking the cast, calling the performance 'perfection.' She even joined in on a sing-along version of one of the show's most popular numbers, 'Friend Like Me.' Scroll down for photos from the performance! (more...)

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