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Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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Didy Weldman to Present UMANOOVE in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT at The Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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BWW Review: DIVORCE PARTY and the End of Life As We [Don't Really] Know It
by Kristen Morale - Apr 25, 2017

What we have here is a masterfully crafted show called Divorce Party, something so wacky and farfetched but so rooted in the inward and outward complexities of life (as are so many absurd things) that it encapsulates life as we acknowledge it to be, but are not always so eager or able to share with others. Real, tangible life where the irony here is that everyone lives in an acknowledged fantasy - the worst kind of all, where you know you are falling and failing but can't help yourself or do anything to change the circumstances. Six friends who come together to witness how "happy" their two recently divorced friends are is already a precursor to disaster, an epiphany waiting to happen because of how "happy" they truly are not. This is the best new disaster happening in the East Village, and from the ingenious plot to the messed up crew who make it all too real, you are absolutely going to love this show. (more...)

BWW Review: Group rep May Be Proud with A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP
by Don Grigware - Apr 25, 2017

It is easy to find a play today about family dysfunction but one with a totally unpredictable and engrossing story line? Think again! Brent Beerman has come up with one called A Dull Pain Turned Sharp now onstage at Group rep in NoHo. The title may sound offputting but what audience have in store is witnessing a wonderful bonding experience with a top notch cast and meticulous direction from Kay Cole currently through June 4. (more...)

Former Software Executive Leaves Career to Become Fantasy Author
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Jay Feitlinger Releases New Book, 'Family 2.0'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Jay Feitlinger, founder & CEO of StringCan Interactive, digital marketing agency for multi-location businesses, today announces the release of his first book, 'Family 2.0.' For years, he and his company have been advising business owners and marketers how to strategically connect with their ideal audiences online and significantly grow their companies. As a husband and father to two young girls, Feitlinger realized that strengthening and growing one's own family (especially for entrepreneurs) could be viewed in much the same way. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Julie Dixon
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 25, 2017

Today's subject, Julie Dixon, is currently living her theatre life onstage at the Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts where she will be opening in the pop rock musical Chess. The production plays this weekend through May 6th. (more...)

Hong Kong Dance Company 2017-18 Season Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

This year, Hong Kong Dance Company (HKDC) opens a new chapter filled with cutting-edge performances and well-loved classics including romantic dance dramas, mindful theatre, family dance drama and a groundbreaking cross-cultural collaboration. (more...)

BWW Review: CLEVER LITTLE LIES at Bickford Theater At The Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - Apr 24, 2017

What does it mean to be happy, anyway? Can one maintain Happiness in the most stressful, unpleasant circumstances? Is Happiness a big picture idea; something we need to see through to the end to truly recognize? These are huge questions with even more massive answers but Clever Little Lies manages to unpack those answers with love and humor and yes, sometimes a ton of discomfort and strife. (more...)

In a Crowd of Thousands! Meet the Full Company of ANASTASIA, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, dances into Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) tonight, April 24, 2017, produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. Scroll down to get to know the company before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Love Your Life? You Could Win a Year's Worth of Free Groceries
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

True Citrus, the manufacturer of True Lemon and True Lime crystallized citrus replacements and low-calorie lemonades and limeades, announced today the launch of the True Love My Life Sweepstakes, which runs from April 24 to May 24, 2017. Inspired by the unique lives of its customers, True Citrus designed the True Love My Life Sweepstakes to celebrate what gives people true Happiness and joy while also providing tools to live the healthiest life possible, including a year's worth of groceries, a membership to a health club, an online session with a nationally renowned nutritionist and a year's supply of True Citrus products. (more...)

VIDEO: Phillipa Soo & Cast of AMELIE Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Tony nominee Phillipa Soo and the cast of the new Broadway musical AMELIE stopped by this morning's 'Today' as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway Week'. Below, watch the cast perform a medley of 'Times Are Hard for Dreamers' and 'Tour De France.'  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TransCanada Highwaymen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Four friends, four frontmen and four iconic Canadian rock bands ­- the TransCanada Highwaymen is a Canuck super group made up of Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness, Chris Murphy of Sloan, Craig Northey of Odds and Steven Page, formerly of Barenaked Ladies. (more...)

ARTWEEK Kicks Off Friday; Over 250 Creative Events Beginning 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Produced by the Boch Center, the award-winning innovative festival ArtWeek will officially kick off its largest festival ever this Friday, April 28, and run through Sunday, May 7. This season's festival offers more than 250 creative events in over 70 neighborhoods and towns across Eastern Massachusetts. In celebration of the region's rich cultural community, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has issued a proclamation declaring 'ArtWeek' to be observed from April 28 - May 7-a milestone for the creative festival. (more...)

Scoop: EMPIRE on FOX - Wednesday, April 26, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on EMPIRE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, April 26, 2017! (more...)

WAITRESS Auctions Off Prop and Meet and Greet with Sara Bareilles for Astonishing Sum for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Oh what baking can do. Sugar, butter, flour, and an apron added up to a huge donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids at WAITRESS recently. Following curtain call, the company held a live auction of a signed apron used in the show by star Sara Bareilles. (more...)

BWW Interview - John Tartaglia Gushes Over Netflix Co-Star Julie Andrews, Talks Broadway Return Hopes & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 23, 2017

Today, John Tartaglia speaks with BWW about the important new Netflix series JULIE'S GREENROOM, which teaches kids, 'the arts don't discriminate.' (more...)

A Tale of Passion for Nutrition and Health
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

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BWW Review: 5th Avenue's THE SECRET GARDEN Has the Talent But Not the Feels
by Jay Irwin - Apr 22, 2017

Way back in 1991 a young fledgling theater geek saw a performance from the new musical "The Secret Garden" by Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon on the Tony awards and he became obsessed with it. He listened to the cast album over and over and fell completely in love with it when he saw the first national tour as it came through town. That young theater geek was, of course, me. And since then the show has managed to work its way into being one of my all-time favorites. I've seen several productions over the years, some good and some not so good. I've even been fortunate enough to be a part of a production. So you'll understand, Dear Readers, that I'm quite picky about this show. Well there's a new reworked version of the show currently playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre and the best thing I can say for it is that there's a lot of talent up on that stage. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of missteps including the rework that does nothing to improve the already wonderful show. If fact it saps much of the heart in favor of making it shorter. (more...)

THE LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC Schedules Special Tuesday Matinee May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Arlene Hutton's The Last Train To Nibroc is a simply staged romance fit for Playhouse on Park's intimate theater. This drama hearkens a time when pen and ink was the most prevalent form of communication, chronicling two people's search for Happiness in 1940's America. A special Tuesday matinee has been scheduled for May 9 at 2pm. All tickets for this event are priced at $22.50, all seats reserved. (more...)

Breakout Global Star MO Debuts 'Nights With You' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Danish vocalist, songwriter and breakout star MØ premieres her first solo music of 2017 today. Listen to “Nights With You,” produced by Benny Blanco, Cashmere Cat and SOPHIE here.  (more...)

BWW Review: SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2017: SUMMER 1993 at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Apr 21, 2017

Summer 1993 is a beautiful, moving and positive film. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

BWW Review: RTW's Surreal THE VIOLET HOUR Subtly Colors The Future
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2017

Violet--The color and time of day named in T.S. Eliot's 1922 epic poem The Waste Land. This color permeates Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) season ending production figuratively and literally in the Studio Theatre titled The Violet Hour. Directed by Artistic Director Suzan Fete, the comedy infused with a surrealist happening sets a scene in 1919, a few years after World War I and before the Great Depression. The story tantalizes audiences with the question that is prophecy, knowing the future, a gift or a curse? Richard Greenberg's 2003 Broadway play explores this dilemma and models the period's hope and optimism after "a war to end all wars," on characters referencing Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald and chanteuse Josephine Baker. All celebrities who reached a zenith in their careers, and then ended their lives in some despair. When the audience sits in the theater watching from the 2017 perspective, what do they make of these questions, lives and future? (more...)

Broadway Musicians to Spread Happiness at EnoB Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Six incredibly gifted actors and actresses -- Adam Roberts, Sophie Kim, Carla R. Stewart, Brandon M. Nase, Nir Chalamish and Mick Bleyer -- will perform at EnoB BENEFIT Concert. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Closes Season with Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Town Hall Theatre Company (THT) is excited to announce the final show in its 2016-2017 Season, the witty and "Wilde" AN IDEAL HUSBAND. Oscar Wilde's scintillating and timely comedy, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, will have 12 performances, including two previews, June 1 through June 24, 2017, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $20 - $32, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Check out the top stories from Detroit you might have missed this week and more! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 4/21 - SPAMALOT and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Comic Drama A DULL PAIN TURNED SHARP Takes the Stage for Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Group Rep presents the world premiere of Brent Beerman's comedy drama A Dull Pain Turned Sharp, directed by Kay Cole, produced by Mannette Antill, about a mother's dream to be a grandmother, a daughter's dream of independence, and another mother's dream of carrying on the lineage of her deceased son. What happens when one's Happiness depends upon the actions of another? The play runs April 21 through June 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN to Play the Secret Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Charles Schulz's treasured comic comes to life in the classic musical, 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' Following our sold out run of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Secret Theatre Musicals is delighted to bring another fantastic show from the Peanuts canon to the Secret Theatre! The production will run May 3-8, 2017 (3,4,5,6,7,8 @ 7pm Matinees 6 & 7 @ 3pm). (more...)

Portland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Portland Stage mounts the annual Little Festival of the Unexpected with new play workshops from May 10 through May 13, 2017. Little Festival is a week-long event dedicated to public readings of new American plays. Three playwrights are in residence at Portland Stage throughout the week developing their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and audience members. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Final 5 Wild, Crazy, Juicy & Sexy Episodes of EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The final five episodes of EMPIRE will be the wildest, craziest, juiciest, sexiest yet! Below, watch an all-new promo featuring Eva Longoria, Demi Moore, Phylicia Rashad, Nia Long, Rumer Willis and Taye Diggs. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's THE SECRET GARDEN Starring Tam Mutu, Daisy Eagan, Josh Young and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu stars as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tam Mutu, Daisy Eagan, Josh Young and More in 5th Avenue's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Broadway and West End star Tam Mutu stars as Archibald Craven in The 5th Avenue Theatre's enchanting Broadway-bound revival of The Secret Garden. Mutu joins a phenomenal cast including Tony Award winner Daisy Eagan, Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Lizzie Klemperer, Charlie Franklin and Sean G. Griffin. (more...)

National Black Theatre Closes Season with the Provocative KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Ryan Jamaal Swain, Donnell E. Smith, Clinton Lowe and Sidiki Fofana will star in the award-winning playwright James Ijames' "Kill Move Paradise," opening at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) this spring. The world premiere production is also the New York City debut of Ijames, a Whiting Award winner. Saheem Ali ("Nollywood," "The Booty Call," and "The Erlkings") will direct. The provocative production closes the historic theater's 48th season, "In Pursuit of Black Joy," and runs from May 31 through June 25. (more...)

CABARET to Open Arden Theatre Company's 2017-18 Lineup; Children's Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announced today that the musical CABARET will open their 30th Anniversary Season and the 2017/18 20th Anniversary Arden Children's Theatre Season. (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Zinn Brings AMELIE from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Zinn, who acted as both scenic and costume designer for Broadway's playful, imaginative, Amelie. (more...)

Hugh Masterson to Release Lost + Found in June; May Tour Dates Planned
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Hugh Masterson is set to release a new album, Lost + Found, his first solo effort, on June 2, 2017 via Rock Ridge Music. (more...)

IMAX And Omnijoi Cinemas Expand Partnership In China With 40-Theatre Agreement
by Movies News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX), IMAX China Holding Inc. (HKSE: 1970) and Jiangsu Omnijoi Cinema Development Co., Ltd. today announced an expansion of the parties' hybrid revenue-sharing arrangement with the addition of 40 new IMAX theatre systems to be located in new multiplexes across Tier One to Tier Four cities in China. (more...)

Japan Society's Children's Day Expands with Peach Boy Theatrics
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Hang the koi-nobori (carp streamers) and don your kabuto (samurai helmets): Japan's Children's Day is on its way! (more...)

Hugh Masterson to Release 'Lost + Found'; Announces Tour Dates with Brian Elmquist
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Hugh Masterson is set to release a new album, Lost + Found, his first solo effort, on June 2, 2017 via Rock Ridge Music. (more...)

PEN World Voices Festival Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The thirteenth annual PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature will focus its lens on today's fractious relationship between gender and power. Taking place in New York City, May 1-7, 2017, the weeklong Festival will use literature and the arts to address how gender both enables and impairs full participation in politics and society. (more...)

Photo Flash: She's Opened Up! First Look at Sara Bareilles in WAITRESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Waitress continues on a winning streak at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, once again breaking the weekly gross sales record by bringing in $1,381,419.90 for the 8-performance week ending on Easter Sunday (April 16, 2017). The previous record, $1,331,954.30, was set with the nine (9) performance week ending January 1, 2017. (more...)

2017 Holi Hai Spring Color Festival Comes to Governors Island
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Holi Hai, the 8th annual free springtime celebration of the triumph of good over evil and spiritual renewal has grown in popularity making Governors Island the venue of choice this year. (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

Author Shares 'Positive Power & Happiness!'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Managing one's professional and personal life has become a greater topic of discussion and is the primary focus in Carolyn van Ravenhorst's book 'Positive Power & Happiness!' (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Michael Kostroff and Blair Brown Join MasterVoices' Star-Studded BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Scoop: OWN May 2017 Highlights
by TV Scoop - Apr 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on OWN May 2017 (more...)

Star of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Rachel Bloom is Writing a Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

According to Entertainment Weekly, Rachel Bloom, star of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, is currently in the process of writing a book. The publisher describes the book as 'hilarious, irreverent, and deeply relatable personal essays, fictional stories, poems, opinions, and more.' (more...)

BWW Preview: 2017 - 2018 Season Preview at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park Offers Strong Shows
by Laura Hobson - Apr 16, 2017

See previews of 2017-2018 season of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park on BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)

Canyon Entertainment Announces Launch of New All-Girl Pop Rock Group - Girl Pow-R
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

Canyon Entertainment Group is proud to announce the addition of two world-class organizations to the Girl Pow-R team who will be instrumental in the training and development of this band, a new all-girl pop rock group for young women ages 11 to 14. (more...)

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