Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Baskin-Robbins Rings in the Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Baskin-Robbins today announced a festive lineup of Frozen treats that is sure to make every ice cream lover jolly this holiday season. Baskin-Robbins is offering guests a new Ganache Poinsettia Cake, which is an elegant and decadent ganache cake topped with a wreath of Winter OREO Cookie pieces and an icing poinsettia. Baskin-Robbins is also expanding its Polar Pizza Ice Cream Treat lineup for a limited time with the addition of its Peppermint & Winter OREO Cookies Polar Pizza, which features a double fudge brownie crust with Peppermint ice cream, topped with Winter OREO Cookie pieces and drizzled with marshmallow and fudge toppings. Both of these desserts can be pre-ordered online or in-store. (more...)

Ann Arbor Symphony Presents HOLIDAY POPS, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Celebrate the holiday season with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra's annual Holiday Pops Concert on Friday, December 9th at 8:00pm at Hill Auditorium. (more...)

Avner Dorman's New Opera WAHNFRIED to Premiere in Karlsruhe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

In the annals of the Wagner family, the name Houston Stewart Chamberlain is but a footnote. Yet, argues Avner Dorman's new opera Wahnfried, he was in some ways the link between Richard Wagner and Adolf Hitler. Chamberlain was a failing English scientist who became obsessed with Wagner's music, after the composer's death marrying Wagner's daughter Eva and moving to Bayreuth. There he stayed close to his adopted family and, eventually, to Adolf Hitler, whom he hugely admired. Hitler for his part saw Chamberlain as a mentor and was highly influenced by his magnum opus, The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century - which codified Aryan supremacy and systemic anti-Semitism. Hitler so admired the older man that he often quoted him, and made the journey to Bayreuth for his funeral. (more...)

BWW TV: Next Stop, Opening Night! Watch Highlights from IN TRANSIT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 29, 2016

Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), IN TRANSIT began preview performances on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Circle in the Square Theatre(235 West 50th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway's IN TRANSIT!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), began preview performances on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and officially opens on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

PuSh Festival presents 2017 Global Lineup of Groundbreaking, Multi-Disciplinary Works
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh Festival) presents its 13th annual edition, taking place January 16 to February 5, 2017 at various Vancouver venues. Acclaimed artists representing 11 countries will descend on the city for the signature, three-week mid-winter event. From staggering spectacles to intimately immersive encounters, the 2017 PuSh Festival lineup showcases innovative, transformative art across a vast expanse of performance disciplines. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Comcast Presents IN TRANSIT: THE MAKING OF THE FIRST BROADWAY A CAPPELLA MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2016

 Today, Comcast and theatrical producer Janet B. Rosen announce "In Transit: The Making of the First Broadway A Cappella Musical," a new entertainment special now airing exclusively on Xfinity On Demand. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse Presents THE SNOW QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant, and recently honored with the most Suzi Bass Awards for a musical in Atlanta (Miss Saigon), is pleased to present the return of The Snow Queen, based on the original story by Hans Christian Andersen, and adapted by Rachel Teagle. The show was originally directed by Brian Clowdus and is getting a 2016 restaging by Ryan Oliveti with choreography by Bubba Carr. The show opens on December 1 and runs to December 30, only. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana Join NSO Holiday Pops in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Frequent collaborators, Broadway stars, and Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana join the NSO Pops and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for the National Symphony Orchestra's annual A Holiday Pops! concerts on Friday, December 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, December 10, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. (more...)


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Roman Messer ft. Christina Novelli 'Frozen' Gets LTN Sunrise Treatment
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

In February 2014, the world heard the hit track by Roman Messer & Christina Novelli called 'Frozen.' (more...)

First Look - Netflix to Premiere New Animated Comedy PACIFIC HEAT, 12/2
by TV News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Netflix's new original animated comedy PACIFIC HEAT premieres on Friday, December 2nd. “Pacific Heat” follows an unconventional, covert unit of police investigators fighting crime along the glitzy “Gold Coast” of Australia. (more...)

BWW Cooks: Plan to Switch Up Next Thanksgiving
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 27, 2016

How can you keep your favorite traditional side dishes on the table but improve on them without making Uncle Larry upset? Start practicing now! (more...)

MOANA Charts Way to the Top of the Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

There's just no telling how far she'll go! Moana, the latest Disney heroine, has rapidly found her footing among fellow Disney rulers; the film bearing her name (and featuring music and lyrics by Broadway's Lin-Manuel Miranda) swept past Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to claim the largest box office gross over the weekend. According to Variety, this places Moana third on the list of biggest 3-day Thanksgiving movie releases, just behind Frozen and Toy Story 2. Moana's total gross has reached a towering $81.1, putting the movie in the race alongside Frozen to become one of Disney's most successful titles of all time.  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/26-11/27/2016
by - Nov 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 27, 2016 - Sunday, November 27, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: NICE FISH, Harold Pinter Theatre, 25 November 2016
by Debbie Gilpin - Nov 26, 2016

After the Harold Pinter Theatre had its final Sunny Afternoon in October, it is now home to Nice Fish for a limited run. Coming over from a sold-out season at New York's St Ann's Warehouse, the play is a unique collaboration between Mark Rylance and Louis Jenkins, an American prose poet. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon & Jonathan Groff Sing HAMILTON's 'You'll Be Back'
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Jimmy Fallon decided to teach guest Jonathan Groff, who popularized the song as King George III in Broadway's HAMILTON, the proper breathing techniques for singing the song. (more...)

Poliakov the Extreme Vodka Unveils Its Futuristic New Digital Experience: Poliakov Ice Quest
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

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BWW Interview: Disney Animation Supervisor Malcon Pierce Talks MOANA
by Katricia Lang - Nov 23, 2016

Disney Animation Supervisor Malcon Pierce Talks MOANA, a film about a spunky 16-year who sails out on a dangerous mission to save her people. (more...)

Disney's MOANA Sets Sail with Record-Breaking Numbers; Far Exceeds 'Frozen' Opening
by Movies News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Disney's newest animated adventure film MOANA kicked off the Thanksgiving holiday with record-setting numbers at the box office (more...)

Idina Menzel Responds to Midler's BEACHES Blessing
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

As BWW previously reported , Broadway's Idina Menzel will star in a reboot of Garry Marshall's 1988 tear-jerker BEACHES for Lifetime. The Frozen star will take on the role of CC, originated by Bette Midler in the film, and will perform the iconic songs 'Wind Beneath My Wings' and 'The GLORY of Love.' In addition, Menzel will record several other songs specifically for the project, which will be produced by Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan. The TV film is set to premiere in 2017. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, December 3, 2016
by - Nov 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, December 3, 2016! (more...)

Smart Home For The Holidays: Honeywell Offers Tips To Maximize Connected Home Technology While Enjoying The Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Multi-Year Expansion of Hong Kong Disneyland Announced by The Walt Disney Company and Hong Kong Government
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Frozen Mid-Song, Broadway Kids Take on #MannequinChallenge
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2016

Nearly 80 professional Broadway and theatre kids have banded together to say #IHaveAVoice with a special project, coming soon from Broadway Records. The participants recently took part in the now-viral #MannequinChallenge trend with their own amazing video, filmed at the DiMenna Center in NYC - check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Crackle's Animated Holiday Special SUPERMANSION: WAR ON CHRISTMAS
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The original special, SUPERMANSION: WAR ON CHRISTMAS debuts on Thursday, December 8 with voiceover stars Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad'), Emmy(R) Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key ('Key & Peele'), and Seth Green ('Family Guy') are joined by guest stars Jim Parsons ('The Big Bang Theory') and Gary Anthony Williams (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows). (more...)

BWW Cooks: Easy (No Work) Pumpkin Cake
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 21, 2016

No time to bake? Hate your pie crust? Last minute dessert? Here's the savior of Thanksgiving desserts, and you may like it better than pie. (more...)

BWW Review: BUYER & CELLAR with Nick Cearley Charms and Delights
by David Clarke - Nov 21, 2016

Playing Alex with aplomb, Nick Cearley instantly buries himself deep in the hearts of the audience. With a charming smile and glittering personality, he gently wraps the audience around his finger before the opening statements about the story being entirely fictional come to an end. (more...)

Serenbe Playhouse Announces Rebellious Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), and having recently produced the most Suzi Bass Award-decorated show of the 2015- 16 season, Miss Saigon, is excited to announce Season 8: A Season of Rebellion. The season includes a spring production of Grease, by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey; and in the summer, a new adaptation of Robin Hood, by Rachel Teagle; Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, and musical theatre favorite, Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff and John Kander and Fred Ebb. A reimagined Sleepy Hollow, adapted by Brian Clowdus, and perennial favorite, The Snow Queen, an adaptation by Rachel Teagle, will round out the calendar year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Imperial Ice Stars' THE NUTCRACKER ON ICE
by Marianka Swain - Nov 21, 2016

Following sold-out seasons at the Royal Albert Hall and several world tours, The Imperial Ice Stars have brought their dazzling production of THE NUTCRACKER ON ICE to London's Hyde Park. The show runs every day until 2 January, 2017 at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. (more...)

2017 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Award Finalists Unveiled by Toy Industry Association
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

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TNT Orders Pilot for Futuristic Thriller SNOWPIERCER from Tomorrow Studios
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

TNT, a division of Turner, has ordered a pilot for SNOWPIERCER, a futuristic thriller based on the award-winning film by Bong Joon Ho. A co-production of Tomorrow Studios and Turner's Studio T, (more...)

Disney's FROZEN to Make Network Broadcast Premiere on ABC, 12/11
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Disney's Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, will make its network broadcast premiere as part of the Wonderful World of Disney on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11 (8:00-10:04 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Introducing The Ultimate Holiday Centerpiece: Sister Schubert's' Tech-Savvy Bread Basket
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2016

As America prepares to gather and give thanks next week, Sister Schubert's, the baked goods brand dedicated to encouraging family connections through warm family dinners, has developed the ultimate tool to help families disconnect from technology and reconnect with each other. (more...)

Omaha Steaks Partners with the Crock-Pot Brand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Omaha Steaks, a fifth generation family-owned company and the nation's leading provider of exceptional grain-fed beef and premium gourmet foods, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive strategic alliance with the Crock-Pot brand to launch a new line of meals. The two iconic brands, Omaha Steaks and Crock-Pot, will co-brand the new meals which are specifically designed to make preparing high-quality family meals convenient and easy using the slow cooker. (more...)

SweetLeaf Brings Joy to The World with Sugar-Free Sweeteners for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Replacing sugar with SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener in holiday food preparation can reduce or eliminate added or hidden dietary sugars in a delicious way. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), reducing added sugar lowers your risk of several life-threatening diseases, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and dental cavities in children. (more...)

Make, Share, Give With Kellogg's' Rice Krispies' This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

In partnership with Toys for Tots and treat-maker extraordinaire Misterkrisp (aka Jessica Siskin), Kellogg's Rice Krispiesis encouraging families to embrace this season of giving with the Rice Krispies "Treats 4 Toys" program. For every Rice Krispies treat they make and share using #Treats4Toys, Rice Krispies will donate a gift to Toys for Tots to help bring a little joy to a child in need. 1 (more...)

BWW Interview: Husband-Wife Vocalists Jessica and Santino Fontana Talk Houston Symphony's VERY MERRY POPS
by Katricia Lang - Dec 2, 2016

For the Houston Symphony holiday concert VERY MERRY POPS, not only does Santa Claus come to town but so do the sweeter-than-honey honeys, Jessica and Santino Fontana. In the interview, the Fontanas talk to Broadway World about VERY MERRY POPS and the joys and challenges of being a show business married couple, all while being as cute as a basket of puppies. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Freeform Promises Bigger & Better '25 Days of Christmas' Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year and in honor of their 20 years of Christmas cheer, Freeform is making this year's “25 Days of Christmas” the merriest one yet. (more...)

Sneak Peek - National Geographic Channel's Documentary Series CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Viewers will have unprecedented access to the leading scientists of New Zealand's Scott Base and their missions, and the men and women behind the scenes who are responsible for keeping everyone alive. CONTINENT 7: ANTARCTICA (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra's 2016 Annual Meeting today celebrated the artistic and financial milestones of the Orchestra's 2015-16 season, a year in which the Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall and Europe, completed its celebrated Sibelius symphonies recording cycle, launched a new education program for high school students—and achieved a balanced budget. Marilyn Carlson Nelson, who was announced as the Orchestra's Chair Elect in September, was elected Board Chair by the Orchestra's Board of Directors, succeeding Warren Mack, who completed a two-year term.  (more...)

On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina Turns Traditional Celebration Cocktails Upside Down!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The holidays just got a lot more toast-worthy at On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina thanks to the recently released Celeb'Rita cocktail a festive take on the restaurant's popular Grande House Margarita that includes a mini-bottle of DaLuca sparkling Prosecco tipped inside the glass. It's the perfect answer for margarita lovers who want to celebrate the holiday spirit with a little bit of bubbly, without having to give up the delicious signature taste of On The Border's (OTB's) classic margaritas. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends RIDE THE CYCLONE Due To Popular Demand – Now Through December 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Scoop: Disney Channel - December 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Dec 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on Disney Channel - December 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

Iconic Classic Drama A DOLL'S HOUSE to Begin This Winter at the Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Huntington Theatre Company presents the iconic classic drama A Doll's House, by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Bryony Lavery, and directed by Boston favorite Melia Bensussen (Awake and Sing!, Luck of the Irish, and Circle Mirror Transformation at the Huntington). Performances run January 6 - February 5, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Sets Cast for Chicago Debut of Complicite's A DISAPPEARING NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 20th Anniversary season with a daring new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, the exquisite 2007 play by Complicite about love, math and how the past and future connect. Winner of the 2007 Critics' Circle Theatre, Evening Standard, and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play, it was originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney and devised by the original company. TimeLine's new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling. (more...)

The Elisabeth Morrow School Orchestra Perform Holiday Prelude in NJPAC's Lobby; Violin Camerata Will Perform Live on Stage with The Piano Guys
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present The Piano Guys' on Friday, December 9th at 8pm. A special addition to this show will be the inclusion of eight Elisabeth Morrow School students who were selected out of a competitive audition by Elisabeth Morrow's Music Director, Amelia Gold. The Camerata of accomplished 14-year-old violinists - Names below: (more...)

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