Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'MAME', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK Vocal Selections Now Available
by Michael Dale - May 27, 2016

The published volume includes a dozen songs from the Broadway original cast recording arranged for voice with piano accompaniment. (more...)

Lady Antebellum & More Set for This Year's Country Summer Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

In its third year, Country Summer, Northern California's biggest country music festival, is June 3 to 5 at Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road (more...)

Opera on the Avalon to Premiere OURS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Newfoundland and Labrador's Opera on the Avalon proudly presents the world premiere of Ours, a new opera by Juno-nominated Canadian composer John Estacio with a libretto by Governor General Award-winning playwright Robert Chafe. Opera on the Avalon, led by Artistic Director Cheryl Hickman and based in St. John's, is Atlantic Canada's only professional opera company. Opera on the Avalon commissioned Ours to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, a WWI battle which devastated the ranks of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment on July 1, 1916. Internationally-acclaimed baritone Brett Polegato leads an all-Canadian cast of twelve, with full chorus, in the role of Thomas Nangle, chaplain to the Regiment. The singers and orchestra are conducted by Judith Yan with stage direction by Glynis Leyshon and design by Patrick Clark. Ours will be presented in two performances, on July 1 and 2 at 8pm, at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John's. (more...)

Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'MAME', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/26; TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 27, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Phoenix, Singapore and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a 'bold, new' THE TAMING OF THE SHREW in DC, HOSTAGES in Phoenix, and an interview with Simon Gleeson on the Singapore return of LES MIS, just to name a few. (more...)

DHX Media & Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. Strike Global Deal On New Animated Mega Man Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 26, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: May 20-26, 2016. (more...)

Casts of JERSEY BOYS, WICKED, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for WEST END LIVE 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

West End LIVE with MasterCard takes place in Trafalgar Square on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 June 2016. Celebrating its 12th year, the free musical extravaganza showcases the best of the West End. Attracting crowds of more than 500,000 people over the course of the weekend, West End LIVE with MasterCard is the largest event of its type in the world. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre, Philadelphia's only all-classical repertory theatre, announces its seventh season of progressive classics. Season 2016-2017 includes MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN in the fall, a world premiere family holiday classic WILDE TALES, a rotating repertory: LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in the spring, and UNCLE VANYA to close the season in the summer. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Mint Theater's A DAY BY THE SEA at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Coming up next for Mint Theater Company (Jonathan Bank, Producing Artistic Director; Jen Soloway, Managing Director) will be the first ever New York revival of A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton. This will be the Mint's first production as a resident theater company at Theatre Row. Performances will begin July 22nd and continue through September 24th at their new home at the Beckett Theater at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Opening Night is set for August 25th. (more...)

Neil Young to Visit CBS's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, 5/26
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

On May 26th, Neil Young will visit The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to sit down with host Stephen Colbert tomorrow night, Thursday May 26th to discuss the brand new album EARTH, by Neil Young + Promise Of The Real which will be released by Reprise Records on June 24th. (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE to Open 6/16 at GEM Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

BYE BYE BIRDIE, opens on June 16 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies. (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...)

BWW Preview: Take it Outdoors with AL FRESCO DINING in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 25, 2016

Check out our top 10 list for al fresco dining in New York City. There's something for everyone on our list. (more...)

Solar Street Lighting Market to Expand Rapidly at 23.23% CAGR 2016-2024, Poised to Reach US$17.78 Bn by 2024: TMR
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Dark Comedy STORYWORKS: TERRA INCOGNITA Premieres at George Street Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

An absurd, dark comedy about a New Jersey family who finds themselves suddenly dealing with an environmental cleanup in their backyard - literally - makes its debut at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., with a pair of 8pm performances June 3 and 4, with post-play discussions to follow each night. (more...)

West End's Kids Week Announces Schedule
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative, returns for the whole of August 2016, with more than 35 shows offering free tickets for children. (more...)

The Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands to Bring Large New Concert Venue to Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company and Las Vegas Sands Corp. announced today that they are bringing a first-of-its-kind, large-scale venue to Las Vegas that will re-define the live music and entertainment experience. The two companies, along with Azoff MSG Entertainment (Azoff MSG), Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) and Oak View Group, will work together to create a premier destination for people around the world who want to see today's biggest and best concerts and events. (more...)

First Wave of TEEN CHOICE 2016 Nominees Announced
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

TEEN CHOICE 2016 TM, the summer's hottest show is back with a brand new wave of nominees! (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

The Washington Ballet's Julie Kent Announces Schedule for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Washington Ballet's (TWB) new Artistic Director Julie Kent unveiled the Company's 2016.2017 40th Anniversary Season to a crowd at the Company's England Studio at its Northwest headquarters in Washington, DC on Tuesday.  (more...)

MANHATTAN LOCKDOWN by Paul Batista is Now Available in Hardcover and Digital Formats
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Story: A birthday party on a beautiful summer Sunday afternoon on the roof Garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the guest of honor, Roland Fortune, mayor of New York City. (more...)

Dominique Lévy to Display Chung Sang-Hwa Exhibit, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

NEW YORK...Dominique Lévy Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of Korean artist Chung Sang-Hwa (b. 1932). Presented jointly with Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, this first solo exhibition of Chung's work in the United States will span the artist's career, with a survey of Chung's work on view at Dominique Lévy and recent paintings displayed at Greene Naftali.  (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Seasons at New King's Cross Temporary Theatre and in New York
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Artistic Director Josie Rourke and Executive Producer Kate Pakenham announce today that the Donmar Warehouse will launch two ambitious seasons of work in London's King's Cross and in New York. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 6 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks can advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a Game 6 victory in the Western Conference Final against David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Ensler Premieres IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - May 24, 2016

At one point during her new one-woman play IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD, based on her highly acclaimed 2013 memoir of the same name, Eve Ensler repeats a phrase over and over to one of her doctors: "You're going to radiate my vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My vagina. Radiate. My. Vagina." A pause, and then: "Do you know who I am?" (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Shares Her Favorite Things About Each City on Upcoming Tour; Tickets on Sale Tomorrow!
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Barbra Streisand, who last year became the only recording artist or group to achieve #1 albums in each of six decades, will bring her legendary live performances to 9 cities in August. Tickets to Streisand's stops go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th, and will be available online, via charge-by-phone and venue box offices. In anticipation of the on-sale date, the legendary performer partnered with her beloved pup Sammie to share her favorite things about each city she'll soon visit - check out the video below! (more...)

Trumpet Player Wayne Tucker to Release Debut Album 'When I Was A Child' in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

 Trumpet player Wayne Tucker will release his debut album When I Was A Child on OneTrickDog* Records June 14, 2016.  (more...)

Jaunt Collaborates with Paul McCartney on 6-Part Documentary Series PURE McCartney VR
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Jaunt, the leading producer and publisher of fully-immersive cinematic virtual reality experiences, and legendary singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, today released the first two episodes of PURE McCartney VR (more...)

Jaunt Collaborates with Paul McCartney to Produce PURE McCartney VR, Six-Part Documentary Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Jaunt, the leading producer and publisher of fully-immersive cinematic virtual reality experiences, and legendary singer-songwriter Paul McCartney, today released the first two episodes of PURE McCartney VR, a six-part series of virtual reality (VR) documentary shorts. (more...)

Scoop: THE CHEW on ABC - Week of May 30, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CHEW, airing on ABC for the week of May 30, 2016! (more...)

Eddie Izzard Coming to The Beacon Theatre for Pair of Performances This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

WestBeth Entertainment and The Madison Square Garden Company announced that Eddie Izzard will return to the Beacon Theatre on Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 8:00PM as part of his Force Majeure world tour. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

SIGNATURE PLAYS Gets One-Week Extension at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced a one week extension for Signature Plays, which revisits the work of three Legacy playwrights with Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, and Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro. Directed by Lila Neugebauer (A.R. Gurney's The Wayside Motor Inn), this trio of plays, all produced during their author's original Playwright-in-Residence season and presented together for the first time, celebrates Signature's rich and diverse history over the past quarter century. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour Set
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In the midst of the world's largest yearlong celebration of Shakespeare, which brings 850 events to more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors throughout 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. In its fifth anniversary year, the FREE FOR ALL tour is the largest citywide event of the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare's delightful romantic comedy Twelfth Night tour to 19 neighborhood parks across the City, July 14-August 14, 2016. Adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly, this jubilant, music-infused production features some of Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry and riotously comedic characters-in a 75-minute theatrical event for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Conclude Season with World Premiere of New Musical LOBSTER GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Stoneham Theatre closes its 16th Season with Lobster Girl, a World Premiere musical written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes with music and lyrics by Steven Barkhimer. Choreography is by IRNE and Elliot Norton Award-winner Ilyse Robbins. When Hank invites his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter, Cora, out for the day on his lobster boat off of Cape Ann, things go swimmingly until his assistant lets it slip that wedding bells will soon chime. That's when the seas start to get a bit choppy. Performances run from June 9 - 26, 2016. Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 3:00pm. (more...)

DELIRIOUS Dances to Present TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

DELIRIOUS Dances presents To Begin The World Over Again, onThursday, June 30; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8pm at Gibney Dance's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street). Tickets are $15 in advance at https://gibneydance.org/performance/pop/delirious-dances/ and $20 at the door. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)

Unbound Productions to Present HISTORY LIT at the Pasadena Museum of History
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Unbound Productions Executive Director  Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced their newest immersive theatre event -  HISTORY LIT: A Festival Of Timeless Stories (July 9-31, 2016) at the Pasadena Museum of History. Unlike it's award-winning cousin Wicked Lit, HISTORY LIT will present stage adaptations of timeless literature that reflect history in creative ways (and not Gothic tales of classical horror).  (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to present the acclaimed Los Angeles musical theater series, A Little New Music, on Wednesday, September 7 at 7 p.m. A project of New Musicals Inc., a non-profit organization committed to discovering and nurturing promising new works of musical theater, A Little New Music is a fast-paced hour of the best new or unheard musical theater songs performed by a mix of Broadway and premier West Coast performers. Whether it's a recent premiere from an established writer or an undiscovered tune from a promising up-and-comer, this is an evening guaranteed to entertain with a program that keeps your finger on the pulse. Tickets for A Little New Music range in price from $25-$45 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

The 2016 MAY FESTIVAL to Conclude This Weekend at Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The 2016 May Festival, which celebrates and concludes Music Director James Conlon's 37-year tenure, ends Friday and Saturday, May 27-28 with grand scale performances at Music Hall. These will be the final performances at Music Hall prior to its closing for renovation. On Friday, May 27 at 8 p.m., Mr. Conlon leads Dvo?ak's deeply personal cantata, Stabat Mater, a work was written during a time of deep grief for the composer following the death of his children. This rarely-performed work is full of symbolism, following a journey of mourning to hope of Paradise. At the invitation of James Levine, Mr. Conlon made his May Festival debut in 1978 conducting Stabat Mater (the following year he began his storied tenure as Music Director). Joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and May Festival Chorus will be soloists Julianna DiGiacomo (soprano), Elizabeth DeShong (mezzo-soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (tenor) and Kristinn Sigmundsson (baritone). (more...)

Lake Forest Theatre to Kick Off its Inaugural Season with THE SECRET GARDEN on June 10
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET Garden, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with a press opening on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of SIGNATURE PLAYS
by Jennifer Broski - May 23, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Signature Plays: Edward Albee's The Sandbox, Maria Irene Fornes' Drowning, Adrienne Kennedy's Funnyhouse of a Negro, featuring Frank Wood, Alison Fraser and more.  Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

GROWING SIMPLE Shares Healthy, Natural Recipes
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Jim and Mary Competti grew up playing outdoors, tending their families' Gardens and helping make dinner from scratch with ingredients they'd picked just hours before. But as adults, with four kids heavily involved in extracurricular activities and their own busy professional careers, those slower, simpler family moments seemed harder to come by. (more...)

Tickets to 2016 Princeton Festival Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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3rd Annual Night at the Museums in NYC Set for 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Downtown Culturals Group presents the third annual Night at the Museums, bringing visitors and locals of Lower Manhattan unique experiences at 15 of the area's most diverse and culturally significant institutions. The event is presented as a part of River To River Festival 2016, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's annual summer arts festival. Night at the Museums takes place on Tuesday, June 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission is free and many of the sites include special programming and tours. (more...)

Louis C.K. Adds Third Madison Square Garden Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that due to overwhelming demand award-winning comedian Louis C.K. will add a third show to his Madison Square Garden run on Thursday, September 15, 2016.  Previously announced shows will be Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 8:00PM and Monday, September 12, 2016 at 8:00PM. Tickets are on sale now and will be available through Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Leading U.S. Home and Lifestyle Channel HGTV to Launch in New Zealand
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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