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BWW Review: Sun City Shines in its Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 30, 2017

The Sun City Palm Desert Performing Arts Club has done a wonderful job with its annual musical for 2017, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Although the production ran for only one weekend, the club has other offerings coming up. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Details Changes Made to NBC's BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 30, 2017

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Harvey Fierstein explains that NBC's upcoming BYE BYE BIRDIE LIVE, starring Jennifer Lopez, will get a fine tuning prior to its December broadcast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Production Images Released of UK Premiere of BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The UK premiere production of BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO, a new comedy musical featuring eighteen hits by singer songwriter Neil Sedaka is now in previews at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village ahead of press night on Friday 31st March 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Winners of the Inaugural Tonic Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The winners were announced at the ceremony last night for the inaugural Tonic Awards, at the May Fair Theatre hosted by Jenni Murray DBE. The Awards were initiated to celebrate the achievements of game-changing women who are redefining theatre and the performing arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Say Yeah and Watch Highlights from TDF's Salute to KINKY BOOTS!
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2017

On Monday March 20, TDF honored the entire production of Kinky Boots with a one-night-only concert TDF HONORS KINKY BOOTS to raise funds for TDF's access and education programs.  Composer Cyndi Lauper and director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell welcomed the crowd followed by performances by the show's original stars Billy Porter, Annaleigh Ashford and Stark Sands, former "Lolas" Todrick Hall and Alan Mingo, Jr.; former "Lauren"  Jeanna de Waal, former "Charlie" Andy Kelso, the entire current Broadway cast and "Angels' from previous casts.  (more...)

Hear Giant Drag's Annie Hardy Solo Debut 'Rules' via NPR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Annie Hardy began her illustrious career as lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of Giant Drag over a decade ago and she has returned to the public eye with her critically acclaimed debut solo debut, Rules, set for release on April 7. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aileen-Marie Scott of DOGFIGHT at Camarillo Skyway Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Mar 30, 2017

Director Aileen-Marie Scott discusses directing techniques and the 2012 Off-Broadway musical, 'Dogfight,' about a special relationship that develops on the eve of the Vietnam War. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand-New Shots from West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Motown The Musical, which recently celebrated its first birthday in London, is currently booking at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 24 February 2018. With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, the production features a sixteen-piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain't No Mountain High Enough, I'll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine. Charles Randolph-Wright's production tells the story behind the classic hits. Check out brand-new production shots below! (more...)

Matthew Morrison: Broadway's Song-and-Dance Man Heads to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 29, 2017

No matter how you go about it - regardless of the circuitous route you take to divine an answer - Matthew Morrison just won't give any details away about his upcoming stint on the TV behemoth Grey's Anatomy. Forget that it's been the subject of pop culture buzz and an internet frenzy earlier in the week, the actor, who refers to himself as 'a song and dance man,' won't give up any spoilers to satisfy clamoring fans and inquisitive reporters. (more...)

Nadine Khouri Shares Sublime 'I'm On Fire' Springsteen Cover Off Digital Single
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Nadine Khouri is set to release the 4-track digital single I Ran Thru The Dark (To The Beat Of My Heart) via One Flash Records and headline a sold-out at London's St. Pancras Old Church this Friday March 31st. (more...)

Trans Day of Visibility Comes to Harvey Milk Park 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The City of Long Beach, in collaboration with Work Evolution, will be hosting Trans Day of Visibility (TDOV) at Harvey Milk Park and Equality Plaza (Harvey Milk Park) on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The public is invited to come and enjoy opera, theater, and spoken word that celebrates and raises awareness on the current struggle and discrimination faced by transgender people. (more...)

The Old Globe to present Reading of ANDA'S LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Old Globe is proud to participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. The Globe will present a reading ofAnda's Love by Joshua Sobol, directed by the Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, featuring Globe favorites Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony) and Natacha Roi (The Winter's Tale), with Talley Beth Gale (M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program) reading stage directions. (more...)

The Recording Academy to Honor Keith Urban at Grammys On the Hill Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Representatives of the worlds of music and politics will come together at The Recording Academy®'s 2017 GRAMMYs on the Hill® Awards on April 5 to honor four-time GRAMMY® winner Keith Urban. (more...)

Mosheh Yehudah Yisrael Releases 'Where Eagles Dare to Fly'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Mosheh Yehudah Yisrael, a survivor of abuse and published author who attended Oliver Harvey Junior College, has completed his new book 'Where Eagles Dare to Fly': a thought-provoking book of advice to parents wishing to raise their children according to biblical precepts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe, with Tonye Patano and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Old Globe presents Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Harvey Fierstein and More in GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Public's world premiere of Gently Down the Stream, written by Martin Sherman and directed by Sean Mathias, has been extended to run through May 14, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 5. Tony winner Harvey Fierstein takes the stage in a ravishing world premiere by one of the most influential playwrights of our time. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Courtney Thorne-Smith to Star in Hallmark Movies & Mysteries' SITE UNSEEN: AN EMMA FIELDING MYSTERY
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Courtney Thorne-Smith ('Life with Jim,' 'Melrose Place') stars as Emma Fielding in SITE UNSEEN: AN EMMA FIELDING MYSTERY a Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original World Premiere, Sunday, May 21 (9 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Jenny Groom, Lesley Cerwin & Shelby Shaftel Promoted in Alternative NBC Department Restructure
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Ensuring its continued dominance as the network with the highest-rated alternative programs on broadcast television today, NBC has restructured its alternative departmen (more...)

Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin & More Join Cast of Event Series WACO on Spike TV
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Actors Andrea Riseborough, Rory Culkin, Paul Sparks and Shea Whigham have joined the cast of WACO, a six-part event series based on the gripping true story of the 51-day standoff that began with an ATF raid of a religious sect in Waco, Texas and resulted in a deadly fire. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES, Starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, Starts Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, March 29, for Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes under the direction of Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces 2017 Summer and Autumn Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

As she completes her first year as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 Summer and Autumn seasons for the company. These include four world premieres; BoHo, a co-production with Hijinx Theatre which features both learning disabled and non-disabled actors, and, after a successful collaboration on the production of Love Lies and Taxidermy, Theatr Clwyd reunites with Paines Plough to open the 2017 Roundabout Season with co-productions of Black Mountain, Out Of Love and How To Be A Kid in collaboration with the Orange Tree Theatre. The Theatr Clwyd and Sheffield Theatres co-production of a new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, by Welsh Playwright Peter Gill, will be directed by Harvey and will open at Clwyd from the 21 September ahead of transferring to Sheffield Theatres as part of Robert Hastie's inaugural season. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Launches Late Night Drag Series with Miss Vodka Stinger, Cacophany Daniels & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

After years of presenting some of New York's most beloved and fabulous drag performers, Feinstein's/54 Below launches an ongoing Late Night Drag Series. Curated by Garth Schilling (also known to the drag community as Miss Vodka Stinger), the new Late Night Drag Series features a rotating roster of up-and-coming and legendary New York City drag performers on select Thursday nights at 11:30PM with $20 tickets and a two-drink minimum. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

Sara Rue to Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie ALL FOR LOVE, 5/13
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Sara Rue ('Less Than Perfect,' 'Popular') and Steve Bacic ('When Calls the Heart') star in Hallmark Channel's ALL FOR LOVE, a new original movie premiering Saturday, May 13 (9 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

USA Wins 108 Medals, 42 Gold At World Masters Indoor Track Championships In Daegu, South Korea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

DAEGU, South Korea and WASHINGTON, March 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Team USA won 108 medals, including 42 Gold, 34 Silver, and 32 Bronze, at the World Masters Indoor Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea. At the week-long track & field meet, concluded Saturday, two age group world records were set by 65 year-old distance runner Kathy Martin of Northport, New York, in the 3000 and 1500 meters, and two by 80 year-old sprinter Bob Lida of Wichita, KS in the 400 and 200 meters. Throwers made an exceptional showing; ten of twelve left with medals according to Masters Vice-Chair Jerry Bookin-Weiner, among the 102 Americans entered. 85 year-old Gloria Krug of New Oxford, PA topped individual golds with seven field event wins. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Silvestri is the Definition of Fabulous in Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Mar 27, 2017

Join the party and be prepared to be entertained and moved, especially by Silvestri's brilliant turn as Albin/Zaza. (more...)

Pushcart Players Awarded Grant for 'Readers Theater' Project in Passaic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Pushcart Players, the renowned touring theater for young audiences celebrating its 43rd year, has been awarded the contract for Non-Profit Arts Partner of "Readers Theater - AIM to Achieve Project" at Martin Luther King School No. 6 in Passaic New Jersey. (more...)

Broadway Stars Judy Kuhn, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Karen Mason Lead Songs in the Key of Equality Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Songs in the Key of Equality is proudly teaming up again with Swish Ally Fund for a night of inspirational performances by Broadway and NYC cabaret performers. This annual event will be held on Monday, April 3 at 8 p.m. at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. (more...)

John Leguizamo Joins Cast of 6-Part Event Series WACO on Spike TV
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Multifaceted performer and Emmy(R) Award-winner John Leguizamo has joined the cast of WACO, a six-part event series based on the gripping true story of the 51-day standoff that began with an ATF raid of a religious sect in Waco, Texas (more...)

High-heeled Musical Hit KINKY BOOTS Struts Into Brisbane
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Hot on the heels of its Australian premiere season in Melbourne, the multi-award winning, big-hearted musical Kinky Boots, will strut into the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 22 August 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 24th, 2017 - SWEAT, VANITY FAIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SWEAT opens on Broadway this Sunday, and the world premiere of VANITY FAIR starts tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Yale Repertory Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Mar 24, 2017

The American Dream. Disillusionment. Political, and personal alienation. The right to be happy. All of these concepts come to vivid life on stage in Yale Rep's latest production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's dark, but brilliant musical ASSASSINS. (more...)

1812 Productions to Present Marc Camoletti's HAPPY BIRTHDAY Farce
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

1812 Productions, Philadelphia's all comedy theatre company, will present the Philadelphia premiere of Marc Camoletti's raucous farce Happy Birthday. (more...)

The Philippines' Elha Nympha, Noel Comia Jr. Cover BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

As Walt Disney's “Beauty And The Beast” waltzes its way to the top of the box office, professional singers and netizens alike continue to create countless viral covers of the classic title song from the movie. The latest take on the iconic track “Beauty and the Beast” is from two of the most talented young performers from the Philippines: Elha Nympha and Noel Comia Jr. who both deliver an adorable yet heartwarming rendition of the 1992 Oscar winner for Best Original Song. The local cover, produced by MCA Music, comes out just in time for Billboard 200's Top 5 Albums debut of “Beauty And The Beast” Original Motion Picture soundtrack this week. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY's Bailey, Sanford, Ragland and Ray-Jones
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

We managed to corner Vickie and three of her actors - Drew Sanford, Tabby Ragland and Mandy Ray-Jones - and convince them to answer our famous Friday 5 (+1) questions, giving us some insight into why they do what they do (and how they do it), as well as to offer up some suggestions about why you should make certain you don't miss their show… (more...)

Broadway Stars Join Benefit BREATHE to Fund a Mother's Medical Bills
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Performer Lauren Testerman (Love Quirks; Off-Broadway's The Black Book) and performer/composer Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight the musical; Off-Broadway's YES) will co-direct and star in a benefit concert entitled BREATHE: AN EVENING OF LIFE, LOVE AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN on April 4th at 9:00 PM at the Triad Theatre in New York City. They will be joined on stage by some of NYC's best talent, including stars from television and the Broadway stage. (more...)

Volante, Mossman to Headline KINKY BOOTS in Manila; Show Opens 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) is thrilled to announce the full cast for KINKY BOOTS, Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, which opens on June 30, 2017, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. (more...)

JANE EYRE Begins Performances at Milwaukee Rep 4/25 - 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic storyJane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles.  The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. (more...)

Little Theatre of Manchester to Stage All-Female Version of GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

After a false start with a cancellation of last month's NEVER THE SINNER - to be rescheduled sometime in 2017 - Evenings@7 begins on April 11, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. with a reading of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. (more...)

ONCE UPON A TIME's Jennifer Morrison and More Round Out Cast of Matthew Perry's THE END OF LONGING at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

MCC Theater today announced complete casting for the American Premiere of the play The End of Longing, a new play written by and starring 'Friends' star Matthew Perry in his NYC playwriting and stage acting debuts. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for the Mountain Play Presentation of HAIR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The Mountain Play - Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of HAIR In Concert, which will be presented as part of the Magic Mountain Play Music Festival commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and the first ever outdoor rock festival - the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. HAIR In Concertwill take place on Saturday, June 10, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org   (more...)

Documentary ROBERT KLEIN STILL CAN'T STOP HIS LEG to Make TV Debut on Starz, 3/31
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Starz announced today the documentary, ROBERT KLEIN STILL CAN'T STOP HIS LEG, directed by respected journalist and longtime film critic, Marshall Fine, and executive produced by Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein and David Glasser, will make its national television debut on Friday, March 31st (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere New Original Movie THE PERFECT CATCH, 4/22
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

THE PERFECT CATCH, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie World Premiere, Saturday, April 22, 2017 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Starring Nikki DeLoach ('Awkward,' 'Days of Our Lives') and Andrew Walker ('Love on Ice'), the film is currently in production in Vancouver, British Columbia. (more...)

Lady Rizo, Megan Mullally and More Set for 'Spring of Songwriters' at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

This spring, Joe's Pub at The Public welcomes a lineup of singer-songwriters that redefine the traditional conventions of the title. A Joe's Pub favorite, Lady Rizo is a cabaret star with songwriter chops, who will debut a new show, Red, White & Indigo, all about her love-hate relationship with America, and tease her forthcoming album Indigo from March 23-25. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals for Neil Sedaka Musical BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The eagerly awaited UK premiere of Breaking Up is Hard to Do, a new musical featuring the songs of Neil Sedaka opens at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, from March 29th. (more...)

Experimental Performers Take the Stage in Annex's Research & Development Wing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Annex Theatre experiments with a slew of collaborators, curated by Artistic Director Catherine Blake Smith & company member James Weidman, in a truly 'Annex' style. (more...)

Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN Set to Transfer to Broadway This Fall with London Cast; ACTUALLY Will Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two productions as part ofManhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: 14th Street Y's 2017 PURIM Gala Raises Over $200,000
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The 14th Street Y raised more than $200,000 at its 2017 PURIM Gala at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC. More than 200 attendees joined for cocktails, dinner and entertainment. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts Final Weeks with the NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert begins his final weeks by leading the New York Philharmonic in Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. The program juxtaposes the tragedy and optimism of human experience through Schoenberg's depiction of the horror of the Holocaust and the message of hope, brotherhood, and joy in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw will feature Gabriel Ebert as narrator (in his Philharmonic debut) and the men of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. Beethoven's Ninth Symphony will feature soprano Camilla Tilling, mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack (debut), tenor Joseph Kaiser (debut), bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the Westminster Symphonic Choir, directed by Joe Miller. The performances will take place Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS at Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Everyman Theatre presents the Baltimore/DC Premiere of Los Otros, a timely new reworking of the musical from Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa (music) and Ellen Fitzhugh (book and lyrics). Los Otros opens tonight, March 22, for a run through April 23, 2017. Watch highlights from the show in the trailer below! (more...)

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