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St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Good News is a musical with a book by Laurence Schwab and B.G. DeSylva, lyrics by DeSylva and Lew Brown, and music by Ray Henderson. The story is set in the Roaring Twenties at Tait College, where football star Tom Marlowe falls in love with studious Connie Lane, who is tutoring him so he can pass astronomy and be eligible to play in the big game.



Salty Brine Announces Extension of WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Salty Brine announces two added performances of his hit cabaret show, Welcome to the Jungle, as part of his cabaret series, The Living Record Collection.   (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR 5/26/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Rhett Guter and Samantha Bruce to Headline OKLAHOMA! at Goodspeed; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017]. (more...)

BWW Review: A SECOND HELPING at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

You might be surprised by this, but A Second Helping, the musical now onstage through the weekend at Cumberland County Playhouse' Adventure Theatre, has more in common with The Godfather, Part II than you might expect. Both of them, as sequels to the original material that spawned them, do something sequels usually are incapable of: They're better than their precursors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bootleg Theater presents I CARRY YOUR HEART
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

BOOTLEG THEATER is thrilled to announce the Los Angeles premiere (second half of a rolling world premiere) of I CARRY YOUR HEART, written by Georgette Kelly and directed by Jessica Hanna (as part of the Hope & Optimism Initiative's 'Hope On Stage' playwriting prize project (www.hopeoptimism.com). (more...)

Blond Ambition Releases New Video 'Stupid Boy / Girl'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Blond Ambition's captivating debut album Slow All Over is out now on Swoon City Music. The solo pop project of former Ex Cops frontman Brian Harding, Blond Ambition's songs are astute dance-pop numbers (more...)

LPTW to Host 'Women Stage The World' March Through Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

On June 13th at 6:00pm, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization promoting visibility and increased opportunities for women in the field, will lead their 5th Annual Equality March through Times Square to advocate for equal representation and pay for women in theatre, Women Stage The World. (more...)

Hot Toronto Condo Market Showing Signs of Stabilizing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

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BWW Feature: GODSPELL at Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School
by Natalie McGovern - Jun 6, 2017

Congratulations to all the schools that participated in this year's Nebraska High School Theatre Awards, and to all the ones that were nominated! Here's a spotlight on one high school musical with unique qualities based on freedom of expression, and executed an open-ended script. This production of Godspell was recognized by the Nebraska High School Theatre Awards for Outstanding Ensemble: (more...)

Barnes Fringe Festival Returns for Third Year Next Month, Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Barnes Fringe is back on 9-15 July for its third year, featuring a stellar line-up of household names and rising stars, previewing their material before they head up to the Edinburgh Fringe. (more...)

Review Roundup - Steven Carell, Kristen Wiig Lend Voices for DESPICABLE ME 3
by Movies News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The DESPICABLE ME franchise centers on Gru, a super-villain now turned dad and superhero; his yellow-colored Minions; his three orphan girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes; and his wife, Lucy Wilde. (more...)

Arts Council England Announce Four Year Funding for Exeter Northcott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Arts Council England has recognised the invigorating work and vision of the Exeter Northcott Theatre and has awarded £125,000 a year over the period of the National Portfolio Programme for 2018 - 2022. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Expiration Date of Jonas Muller
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 27, 2017

BWW speaks to the creator of The Expiration Date of Jonas Muller (aged 70) ahead of their run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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PNC Broadway Lights Announces Season Ticket Waiting List
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Blumenthal Performing Arts will offer the opportunity to purchase PNC Broadway Lights season tickets to the general public through a random selection process from a season ticket waiting list, while supplies last. (more...)

Guest Blog: Road to the Jimmys - All In A Day's Work (Day 3/4)
by Guest Blogger: 2017 NHSMTA - Jun 23, 2017

Time is precious on the road to the Jimmy Awards, and no time was wasted on Day 2 as John and Shelby hit the ground running at 7:30am. Their first full day included vocal rehearsal, dancing, a costume parade, surprise guests and some really Good News! John and Shelby were both selected to be in the medley group for the Jimmy Awards. In addition, Shelby will be working with Broadway Director, Schele Kleinberger and John will be coached by Broadway veteran, Michael McElroy. Looks like their week is off to a great start! (more...)

Voice of Love Island and Comedian Iain Stirling Headed Out on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The voice of Love Island, host of CelebAbility (both ITV2) and BAFTA-winning comedian Iain Stirling is set to embark on a 30-date tour, following performing a month-long run with brand-new stand-up show U OK HUN? X at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. (more...)

BWW Feature: THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Jun 22, 2017

Madison is about to witness a brand new theatre experience--combining cinema with live music this weekend as the Overture Center hosts Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in concert. (more...)

Guest Blog: Road to the Jimmys - All In A Day's Work (Day 2)
by Guest Blogger: 2017 NHSMTA - Jun 21, 2017

Time is precious on the road to the Jimmy Awards, and no time was wasted on Day 2 as John and Shelby hit the ground running at 7:30am. Their first full day included vocal rehearsal, dancing, a costume parade, surprise guests and some really Good News! John and Shelby were both selected to be in the medley group for the Jimmy Awards. In addition, Shelby will be working with Broadway Director, Schele Kleinberger and John will be coached by Broadway veteran, Michael McElroy. Looks like their week is off to a great start! (more...)

BWW Review: Snaps! Cupcake Theater Stages Elle Woods' Adventure to Law School in LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL!
by George Brietigam - Jun 19, 2017

The technical bloopers this show experienced would give Spiderman: Turn off the Dark a run for its money. While I still loved this production, I feel like it opened a week before it should have (more...)

Photo Flash: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opens at Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita opens its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the 2002 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, playing June 14-18 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The first of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Thoroughly Modern Millie launches the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

Stuart Black Presents IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

The worse the world gets, the funnier Stuart Black gets. So there's Good News and bad news. (more...)

BWW Review: Tarnished CABARET at Paramount Shows How Good This Classic Can Be
by Jay Irwin - Jun 14, 2017

The 1998 Sam Mendes staging of Kander and Ebb's classic "Cabaret" has come through the Paramount several times. And why not? It's a great show and a big crowd pleaser. But it requires a cast that gets the show and the tone to be done right. Fortunately for us the current tour at the Paramount is a shiny (or rather intentionally not shiny) example of how good this show can be and why it's still an enduring classic. (more...)

ANNIE KORZEN FAMOUS ACTRESS to Play The Braid This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent's obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line. Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, 'Annie Korzen is a force of nature - hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 1, 2017
by - Jun 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Freedom Leaf, Inc. Acquires The Oldest, Largest and Most Visited Spanish Speaking Cannabis Web Portals in The World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

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Sinbad and Hari Kondabolu Come to ComedyWorks Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

One of America's funniest and most-loved comedians, Sinbad has been doing comedy for over 30 years.  His stage presence is very physical with plenty of movement and interaction while his delivery and phrasing is as good as it comes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre Wichita presents SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with a new rendition of the vibrant 1954 movie musical turned stage show Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which opened June 28 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The second of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

MetroStage Announces Fall/Winter 2017 Lineup and Summer Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has just announced the 2017 fall/winter season at MetroStage, which actually begins with a limited engagement weekend reprisal of Anne & Emmett in July. (more...)

BWW Review: Howl In The Time Of Trump By Sanctuary Theatre & The Performing Knowledge Project  At Capital Fringe Festival
by Jenny Minich - Jul 25, 2017

Oliver takes Ginsberg's words and applies an emotional intelligence that resonates with the beleaguered Capital Fringe Festival audience of 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Innovocative Theatre, A New Theatre Company, Debuts with David Auburn's PROOF
by Peter Nason - Jul 23, 2017

A satisfying play with strong performances and a great script. (more...)

BWW Review: Gremlin Theatre Opens Their New St. Paul Performance Space with DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER - Escapist Entertainment Perfect for a Warm Summer Night
by Jill Schafer - Jul 21, 2017

Good News friends, Gremlin Theatre is back with a new performance space in St. Paul! Four years after losing their space on University and Raymond, which also hosted other theater companies and the Minnesota Fringe Festival, they've opened a brand new space just a few blocks away on Vandalia. They are continuing to make improvements to the space that includes a spacious lobby and an intimate thrust stage, conveniently located near the Green Line, just off highways 94 and 280, and right next door to Lake Monster Brewery, whose libations can be brought into the theater. And there's also free parking! What more could you ask for from a theater space? Just one more thing, and that's great theater. The inaugural production at the new Gremlin fulfills that last requirement - the hilarious and tight comedy DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER. It's a really funny and fast-moving show with a fantastic cast, and a great way to christen this exciting new St. Paul theater space! (more...)

Cisco 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report Predicts New 'Destruction of Service' Attacks, Scale and Impact of Threats Grows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

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Gen X Homeowners Lag Behind in Building Equity, Showing Scars from Housing Crash
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

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Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 19 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/11/2017 - 7/18/2017
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Conductive Ink Markets 2017-2027: Forecasts, Technologies, Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

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Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita presents HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2017 Season, 'Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre' by welcoming patrons to the 60s with a new version of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray, which runs July 12-16 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The third of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Hairspray is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 13th, 2017 - Oscar Isaac-Led HAMLET Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: HAMLET, starring Oscar Isaac, opens tonight at The Public Theater! (more...)

Wisconsin Woman Wins HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2017
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Planned by local architect Candelaria Design Associates and constructed by local builder Eagle Luxury Properties, the home is part of a grand prize package valued at more than $1.5 million (more...)

A Flock of Seagulls & Jimmy D Robinson Announce 'Living in Time' Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

It was announced today by Mind Juice Records, that the collaboration between American poet Jimmy D Robinson and A Flock of Seagulls, with the band's original lead singer Mike Score, will be releasing the full-length “Living In Time” album near summer's end—to ensure qualification for the 2018 Grammy Awards. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Carl Donnelly
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017

BWW speaks to Carl Donnelly about his 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show The Nutter On The Bus. (more...)

Newsboys and Friends Rev Up for Big Church Night Out Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Ever wanted to go to church with your favorite Christian artists? The Big Church Night Out Tour is not your typical tour! It's going to be a time of meaningful worship that also will include fun for the whole family and church groups, entertainment, great music and more! (more...)

Breaking: Jackie Burns Will Make Long-Awaited Return to WICKED This Summer; Amanda Jane Cooper, Rondi Reed & More Also Join Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Good News! The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre beginning Monday, July 31. (more...)

Wendy's Has Found a Cure for Your Queso Obsession
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Wendy's knows how passionate people have become about queso. In fact, this passion often turns into obsession. Good News for those folks, Wendy's is also obsessed! To celebrate this obsession, Wendy's created three new limited-time Queso products the Bacon Queso Burger, Bacon Queso Chicken Sandwich and Bacon Queso Fries. Inspired by the queso obsessed, for the queso obsessed. (more...)

Annie Korzen's New Hit Solo Show Opens in Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Annie Korzen, best known for her role as the Seinfeld parent's obnoxious Boca Vista neighbor, has written and will perform an original show about her hectic, eclectic and electric life on the big and small screens. Producers from Jane the Virgin to Brooklyn 99 call Korzen in when they need someone who can get a laugh on one line.  Jill Soloway, creator of the Emmy-winning Transparent, says, "Annie Korzen is a force of nature - hilarious, brilliant, and a true inspiration."   (more...)

Ovalhouse Receives £3 Million Grant for their Move to Brixton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

As Ovalhouse prepare to move from their current small-scale theatre in Oval to a new building in Brixton, this latest Good News takes them several steps closer to their opening in late 2019. (more...)

Hip Hop Newcomer Benji Releases Inspirational Debut Album 'Come Home Now'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Hip hop newcomer Benji released his self-penned debut album Come Home Now Friday. The 13 tracks, available on iTunes and other digital platforms, showcase his personal journey in faith and celebration of spiritual freedom. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre to Premiere THE RAINBOW BRIDGE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Directed by Michael Myers at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, California, the world premiere of Ron Nelson's The Rainbow Bridge opens July 21st. Lynne Marie Stewart stars alongside an award winning cast which includes Mary Carrig, Emily Jerez, Jaimi Paige, Paul Schackman, L. Emille Thomas, and Mouchette Van Helsdingen. (more...)

Book Review: ALL CHANGE PLEASE, Lucy Kerbel
by Marianka Swain - Jul 10, 2017

Enter Lucy Kerbel's eminently practical book All Change Please. (more...)

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