Sneak Peak: Jennifer Hudson Rehearses HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

As previously reported, Jennifer Hudson will be taking on the role of Motormouth Maybelle in NBC's production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE on December 7th. Check out a sneak peak of J-Hud rehearsing the iconic, I KNOW WHERE I'VE BEEN below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The Firehouse Theatre
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BWW Review: THE MAIDS Misses the Mark at Mildred's Umbrella
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jul 29, 2016

BWW Review: Mildred's Umbrella Present Jean Genet's THE MAIDS (more...)

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Ziegfeld Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Continuing its season "The Best of Times is Now," The Ziegfeld Theater presents a limited run of La Cage aux Folles, the only Broadway musical to win the Tony for Best Revival twice, and precursor to the film The Birdcage. (more...)

Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)

Kennedy Matriarch Rose Kennedy Portrayed in ROSE this August at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

As part of the Solo Celebration series, the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) will present "Rose," the Chicago area premiere of best-selling Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer's one-woman play about Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Aug. 19 - Sept. 25.  The play is directed by Goodman Theatre Producer and Artistic Collective Member Steve Scott and will star six-time Joseph Jefferson Award recipient Linda Reiter.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

BWW Interview: Elliott Forrest Rocks the Arts in Rockland County
by Erica Miner - Jul 28, 2016

On July 1, Forrest added the title Executive Director to his ongoing role as Artistic Director of ArtsRock (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2016

The LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line opening July 29 -31 for three performances has been in full tilt rehearsals since last week and BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling was there to talk to the stars and get a sneak peek at what audiences can expect on the legendary Hollywood Bowl's massive stage. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Gets Crabby With Marc Shaiman
by Michael Dale - Jul 28, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth will be taking on the role of the deliciously evil Velma Von Tussle, a/k/a the former Miss Baltimore Crabs. (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Examines the Enduring Appeal of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 28, 2016

One week into the virtually sold-out run of MSMT's Fiddler on the Roof, cast members, Bill Nolte, Susan Cella, Erick Devine, and Rachel Rhodes-Devey, together with MSMT's Managing Director Stephanie Dupal convened in the third Peek Behind the Curtain panel discussion at the Curtis Memorial Library on July 27, 2016, to examine the phenomenon of the show that continues to mesmerize audiences fifty-two years after its Broadway debut. In response to moderator Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold's observation that Fiddler is a show which - like its characters - survives, the participants discussed their individual perspectives on the show, their characters, and the universal themes that continue to speak powerfully to audiences. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/27/16- A CATERED AFFAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

Today in 2008, A Catered Affair closed at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 116 performances. A Catered Affair is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino. It is based on both the 1956 film The Catered Affair written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. John Doyle directed the production, which starred Fierstein, Faith Prince and Tom Wopat. (more...)

Leslie Jones Among Celebs Set for Next MATCH GAME on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

It's an hour of _______ inducing bawdiness during an all-new MATCH GAME airing SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Exclusive Breaking News: Disney to Film NEWSIES Live in August; Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay to Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Now IS the time to seize the day! BroadwayWorld has learned that Disney will film NEWSIES this August, at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Returning for the filming will be original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay. The production, currently on tour plays the Pantages from Aug. 30, 2016 - Sept. 4, 2016. There is no word yet if the production is headed towards the big or small screen, or who else might be joining or re-joining the cast for the filming. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents the Hilarious Comedy MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents Moonlight and Magnolias, the hilarious fly on the wall comedy by Ron Hutchinson about how the most iconic film in Hollywood history almost didn't get made. Directed by Stephanie A. Coltrin, this production features the same principal cast members from her critically acclaimed staging of Moonlight and Magnolias at Hermosa Beach Playhouse in 2010. Just in time for the 80th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, 'Gone With the Wind,' Rubicon brings this wildly funny, behind-the-scenes farce to Ventura on Saturday, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. with an after party to follow atThe Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood. Previews are August 31, Sept. 1 and 2. The show runs through September 18. (more...)

POSTER BOY, Starring Taylor Trensch and More, Opens This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for the third Nikos Stage production of the 2016 Season Saturday, July 30th at 8:00pm with the world premiere of POSTER BOY (July 27th-August 7th). (more...)

'Indulgere' in Delicious Lasagna: BRAVO! Cucina Italiana Offers Half-Priced Lasagna on July 28 in Honor of National Lasagna Day
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

With its layer upon layer of savory deliciousness, lasagna is one of the world's best-loved pastas. Now, there is no better time to enjoy delectable lasagna and commemorate what may very well be the oldest pasta on the planet. BRAVO! Cucina Italiana locations across the nation will celebrate National Lasagna Day on Thursday, July 28 with 50 percent off two special lasagna dishes. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Two major revivals of sorts are occurring at The Historic Rialto Theatre at 1023 Fair Oaks Ave in South Pasadena, Calif. (more...)

Templewood Launches UK's First Accredited Training Course in Response to Terrorist Attacks in Major Cities
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

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Steve Martin's Starry METEOR SHOWER Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Old Globe today announced that, due to popular demand, another additional week has been added to the world premiere run of Steve Martin's new play Meteor Shower, which will now play July 30 - September 18, 2016, with opening night on August 7. (more...)

Chicago Comedian to Bring Interactive Solo Show SPELL to Annoyance NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Take your seat for SPELL, an interactive solo show, where the audience is engaged, volunteered, and messed with in every scene. Zach Zimmerman (The Second City Theatricals, Baby Wants Candy) brings his critically-acclaimed third solo show to the Annoyance NYC for this one-night theatrical experiment. (more...)

Imperva Named by Gartner as the Only Leader in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for Web Application Firewalls for the Third Straight Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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Deirdre O'Connell Will Lead MTC's FULFILLMENT CENTER in Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Fulfillment Center, a new play by Abe Koogler (Kill Floor), directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love at MTC). (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Thursday, August 11, 2016
by - Jul 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Thursday, August 11, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD on ABC - Sunday, August 14, 2016
by - Jul 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 14, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of KINKY BOOTS Tour in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

After three years on Broadway, Kinky Boots is taking over the world, with productions in South Korea and now Japan. Below, check out highlights of the Tokyo cast in action! (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's NEWSIES in Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Charlotte engagement of Disney's  NEWSIES.   The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, August 9 for a limited engagement through Sunday, August 14.  (more...)

Dinner & Show: PROSPECT THEATRE - a True Dinner & Show Venue
by Gil Kaan - Jul 23, 2016

Prospect Theatre, a combination restaurant/bar/cabaret/theatre has just recently opened up in the heart of Hollywood. A substantially sized venue seating 150+, Prospect Theatre plans to complement immersive entertainment (from full-production live theatre to jazz quartets to more intimate cabarets) with fine dining, overseen by Executive Chef Kyle Schutte. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella Presents: THE MAIDS by Jean Genet
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Mildred's Umbrella Theatre Company opens its 2016-2017 season with THE MAIDS by Jean Genet. Loosely based on the infamous Papin sisters who brutally murdered their employer and her daughter in Le Mans, France, in 1933, THE MAIDS tells the story of two servants who act out elaborate role-plays while their mistress is away, all centered around killing her. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MATCHMAKER Opens Tonight with MainStage Irving-Las Colinas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

MainStage Irving-Las Colinas closes its 2015-16 Light the Lights! season with Thornton Wilder's classic comedy, THE MATCHMAKER. The production will open tonight, July 22, and run through August 6 at the Irving Arts Center's Dupree Theater (3333 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, TX 75062). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Miniseries Heading to TV; BWW Looks Back at Many Adaptations!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

As BWW reported earlier today, Weinstein Television and the BBC will collaborate on a new version of Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES. Below, BWW looks back on the many incarnations of the Victor Hugo classic (more...)

London's Hit Thriller, BLOODSHOT Makes US Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

"Bloodshot" makes its U.S. debut at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) Aug. 10 - Sept. 10 as part of Greenhouse's "Solo Celebration!" series. Starring acclaimed international actor, the multi-talented Simon Slater, written by award winning Chicago playwright Douglas Post and directed byPatrick Sandford, "Bloodshot," is a one-man murder mystery following the character Derek Eveleigh, a photographer in 1957 London. The thriller is co-produced by Ingenious Purpose Ltd.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Arrives in Japan
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

After three years on Broadway, Kinky Boots is taking over the world, with productions in South Korea and now Japan. Below, check out highlights of the Tokyo cast in action! (more...)

The Met's CRIME STORIES Exhibition to Close, 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Some 70 works from The Met collection—ranging from 19th-century 'rogues galleries' and photographs of crime scenes to work by contemporary artists inspired by criminal transgression—are featured in this installation. Highlights include Alexander Gardner's documentation of the events following the assassination of President Lincoln; rare photographs by Alphonse Bertillon that are precursors of the modern mug shot; and a vivid selection of vintage news photographs of the Depression-era gangster John Dillinger, Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, and Patty Hearst captured by bank surveillance cameras in 1974. Also included are works by artists who have drawn inspiration from the criminal underworld, including Richard Avedon, Larry Clark, Walker Evans, John Gutmann, Andy Warhol, and Weegee. (more...)

PTP/NYC's After Dark Series Begins Tonight with CRAB ON ITS BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, continues its 30th repertory season (and 10th consecutive in New York City) celebration with a range of special events, all free of charge to audiences. (more...)

SEVEN RESPONSES & More Set for Week Four of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The fourth and penultimate week of the 50th anniversary season of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival presents nine performances featuring the best of Mozart's operatic and choral repertoire as well as a highly-anticipated New York premiere. (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

Six-Part LES MISERABLES Miniseries Coming to Television
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 21, 2016

Weinstein Television and the BBC will collaborate on a new version of Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES. (more...)

THELMA & LOUISE to Ride Back Into Theaters Nationwide This August
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Twenty-five years ago, in one of the greatest road movies of all time, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon rode to everlasting fame as two women who embark on a crime spree across the American southwest in THELMA AND LOUISE (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

LICENSED TO TRILL - Australian Brandenburg Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

LICENSED TO TRILL The story of Melissa, Mikaela, Howard and Fred. SYDNEY, MELBOURNE & BRISBANE from 27 July. (more...)

TV One Greenlights Third Season of Hit Docu-Series RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

TV One has announced the third season renewal of the heartwarming comedic docu-series RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL. (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Sunday, July 24, 2016
by - Jul 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 24, 2016! (more...)

The Hudson Village Theatre to Present PRIVATE LIVES This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Hudson Village Theatre continues its Games We Play theme with Noel Coward's hilarious romp, Private Lives, playing August 10 to 28. (more...)

Fire Island Dance Festival Shatters Fundraising Record with $560,133
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

On a picturesque waterfront stage overlooking the Great South Bay, this year's Fire Island Dance Festival welcomed ballet, modern and contemporary dance powerhouses on July 15-17, 2016.  (more...)

Donald Corren to Continue Run at The Metropolitan Room This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Broadway's DONALD CORREN continues his run at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday, August 4 @ 7:00, with his intimate evening of comedy and music, recounting a career that took him from playing piano in dive bars to leading roles on Broadway. (more...)

Steve Pacek to Star in HAND TO GOD at Alley Theatre; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Robert Askins' Tony-nominated play Hand to God, which opens the 2016-2017 Season on August 19 in the Neuhaus Theatre.  (more...)

Regional Premiere: BILLY ELLIOT the Musical at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Next up at The Firehouse Theatre - Billy Elliot the Musical - a regional premiere - opens July 29th and runs through August 14, with preview set for July 28 th . Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall with Music by Elton John - this show has 10 Tony awards, including Best Musical, to its credit! Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Based on the international smash-hit film, this show will encourage audiences to BE YOURSELF. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrate ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below with #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

To celebrate the life of Victoria Woodhull and promote ONWARD VICTORIA, the team created a hashtag: #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull. The first female Presidential candidate was only 34 when she ran for President in 1872. For 34 days, facts from her remarkable life were shared. BroadwayWorld has exclusive access to all 34 below! (more...)

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