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Winners of the 2017 London Marathon Announced! - Record-Breaking Numbers, New World Records and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

After a record number of runners crossed the Start Line of the Virgin Money London Marathon, more than 39,400 completed the gruelling 26.2-mile journey from Blackheath to Westminster, making the 37th edition of the race the biggest in its history by 347 runners. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 10, 2017! (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...)

NBC Sports Gold to Offer Commercial-Free Coverage & More with 'Pro Motocross Pass'
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

NBC Sports Gold -- NBC Sports Digital's direct-to-consumer live streaming product -- is launching a “Pro Motocross Pass,” giving fans access to the entire 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season. (more...)

THE WEDDING SINGER Starring Ray Quinn and Ruth Madoc is Coming to Manchester Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Dan Looney in association with Paulden Hall Productions, Tom O'Connell Productions, Jason Haigh-Ellery and Tim Lawson present The Wedding Singer. (more...)

JANE EYRE Comes to Theatre Royal in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic's co-production of Jane Eyre has just begun a major 21 city tour of the UK and will arrive at Theatre Royal, Glasgow on Monday 5 June. (more...)

The Lark Announces First-Ever Recipients of Venturous Playwright Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Lark and Venturous Theater Fund of the Tides Foundation have announced that the plays and playwrights selected for the pilot round of the Lark Venturous Playwright Fellowship program are For Want of a Horse by Olivia Dufault; Teenage Dick by Mike Lew; and Today is My Birthday by Susan Soon He Stanton. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of Judy Garland Musical JUDY!
by West End Video - Apr 24, 2017

A series of three short documentaries will be released prior to the official opening of the beautifully poignant biographical musical 'Judy!'; charting the turbulent life of acclaimed chanteuse Judy Garland; opening this May at the Arts Theatre, in London's West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: Houses on the Moon Theater Company Celebrates the Opening of THE ASSIGNMENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

It's a celebration! Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, CoFounder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) celebrated the Opening Night performance of the world premiere of The Assignment, an original play by Camilo Almonacid, developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company, a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats, on Saturday evening, April 22, 2017 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at the A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street). (more...)

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

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

Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Dog Days of Summer Arrive Early in SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife. (more...)

Lucille Carr-Kaffashan Returns to Don't Tell Mama with Bistro Award Winning Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

In celebration of her 2017 Bistro Award for Outstanding Theme Show, Lucille Carr-Kaffashan is bringing her critically acclaimed show, Unwritten, Celebrating 21st Century Female Singer-Songwriters, back to Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

BWW TV: Hard Hats at the Ready, Second Stage Announces Season from New Broadway Home!
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 22, 2017

Earlier this week, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) announced productions for its inaugural Broadway season at the historic Hayes Theater on Broadway. (more...)

SUNDAY in the Dark for Rush: Or How Fans Slept Their Way to See Sondheim
by Wayman Wong - Apr 21, 2017

Here's how I slept with dozens of guys and gals on Wednesday, April 19 ... to get bargain tickets to 'Sunday in the Park With George.' It's called 'rush,' and many Broadway shows offer discounted seats around $40-$50 (a pittance compared to the regular ducats that run $150 and up). They're sold as soon as the box office opens at 10 a.m., so the early bird gets the rush. At many shows, getting in line by 7 a.m. often does the trick. (more...)

HAPPY DAYS, Starring Dianne Wiest, Starts This Weekend at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Theatre for a New Audience presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Happy Days, beginning this Sunday, April 23. Two-time Academy Award-winner Dianne Wiest (Hannah and Her Sisters, Bullets over Broadway) plays Winnie, widely considered modern drama's pinnacle female role, alongside Jarlath Conroy, who plays Willie, directed by Yale Repertory Theatre Artistic Director James Bundy. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT. (more...)

BWW Review: Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 21, 2017

I witnessed a stellar and - dare I say - pretty flawless production that completely and utterly immersed me into Alison Bechdel's world. (more...)

Chen Dance Center Presents NEWSTEPS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Chen Dance Center presents newsteps, its semi-annual emerging choreographer's series, May 11-13 at 7:30 PM. Since 1994, its theater has supported and presented hundreds of young dancers and choreographers developing innovative new works through space and production grants.  (more...)

Scoop: SUPERGIRL on THE CW - Monday, May 8, 2017
by - Apr 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERGIRL, airing on THE CW on Monday, May 8, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT! For the first time in the Kavli theatre, Cabrillo will present this hilarious new musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, musical direction by Kyle C. Norris, choreography by Michelle Elkin and direction by Misti B. Wills. (more...)

Racial & Sexual Tensions Ignite in Theatre Exile's Premiere of BUZZER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

After a sold-out run for Lost Girls, Theatre Exile closes their 20th anniversary season with Buzzer by Tracey Scott Wilson. Gentrification comes to a head as the thought-provoking social drama fans the flames of love, race, class and privilege. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Los Angeles You Might Have Missed 4/21 - HAIRSPRAY LIVE Exhibit and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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

John Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Back by popular demand! After 4 packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theater Gets Ready for Its Inaugural Broadway Season
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 20, 2017

Earlier this week, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) announced productions for its inaugural Broadway season at the historic Hayes Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First look at GALA's Hispanic Theatre Spanish Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The U.S. premiere in Spanish of the ground-breaking musical In The Heights. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda will conclude the 41rd main stage season of Teatro Gala. Check out the cast in dress rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Toronto Breaks Ground on The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences broke ground today in Lubbock, Texas, setting a milestone for this major arts project in the hometown of the iconic 1950s pop legend Buddy Holly. (more...)

CTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Houses on the Moon Theater's THE ASSIGNMENT at A.R.T./New York
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Houses on the Moon Theater Company presents the world premiere of The Assignment, an original play by Camilo Almonacid, developed by Houses on the Moon Theater Company, a co-production with Rhymes Over Beats, and directed by Emily Joy Weiner. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at IN THE HEIGHTS' US Spanish Language Premiere!
by Isabella Basco - Apr 20, 2017

The U.S. premiere in Spanish of the ground-breaking musical In The Heights. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda will conclude the 41rd main stage season of Teatro Gala. Check out the cast in dress rehearsal photos below! (more...)

Philip Dawkins' THE BURN to Debut with Steppenwolf for Young Adults in 2017-18; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2017/18 season: The Crucible, the Tony Award-winning American classic by Arthur Miller directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry, and the world premiere of The Burn by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins directed by Devon de Mayo. SYA's 2017/18 Season explores the question, When you Say it Enough, Does a Lie Become the Truth? (more...)

Universal Studios Hollywood is Headquarters for Blockbuster Movie THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk become headquarters for Universal Pictures' blockbuster new movie THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, inviting fans to see the No. 1 film in the world at the all-new Universal Cinema (more...)

Rachel Bloom, Megan Hilty and Chita Rivera to Appear in L.A. Edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tickets are on sale now for the May CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!, featuring Chita Rivera (The Visit), Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Wayne Brady (Whose Line Is It Anyway?), recording artist Helen Reddy, Megan Hilty (Smash), Wilson Cruz (13 Reasons Why), Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal), Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles), Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray Live!) and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pittsburgh Opera to Present the Premiere of SUMMER KING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The very first world premiere in Pittsburgh Opera's distinguished 78 year history hits close to home. The Summer King tells the story of baseball legend Josh Gibson. Josh went from the sandlots of Pittsburgh's North Side to the pinnacle of greatness in the Negro Leagues, before ultimately being enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Miriam Margolyes, Frances Barber and Jonathan Forbes for MADAME RUBINSTEIN at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Park Theatre's Artistic Director Jez Bond will direct Miriam Margolyes, Frances Barber and Jonathan Forbes in the world premiere of Madame Rubinstein, a brand new comedy by John Misto, playing at Park Theatre from 26 April - 27 May, with a press night on 3 May. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the trio in rehearsal below! (more...)

CABARET Joins Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce Kander and Ebb's 12-time Tony Award-winning musical, 'Cabaret' as part of its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Black Sheep Productions Presents FULL CIRCLE at Theatre N16 in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

After a critically acclaimed run at the Arts Theatre in 2015, Madelaine Cunningham's Full Circle plays London again at Theatre N16 this May, which she first performed in her native South Africa. (more...)

Patina Miller and Bebe Neuwirth Kick Off Awards Season with Drama League Nominees; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Tony Award-winners Patina Miller (Pippin) and Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago) will announce the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award later this morning, April 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). (more...)

Performing Arts Center, Purchase College Celebrates Sonny Rollins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (PAC) is pleased to present A CELEBRATION OF SONNY ROLLINS, the latest in their JAZZ AT THE CENTER series. Ravi Coltrane, James Carter, Jimmy Heath, James Brandon Lewis, and Joe Lovano are headlining this evening honoring one of the jazz world's living legends. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Freeform's New One-Hour Drama SIREN, Premiering Summer 2018
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Freeform has given a 10-episode order to the new one-hour drama SIREN, premiering Summer 2018. (more...)

A Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

The Hub Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Hub Theatre announced their 2017-18 season today. Featuring two World Premieres that resonate mightily in our current climate; and the return of their Inaugural production. Season 10 continues Hub's record of staging intricate, honest and magical plays. (more...)

Wines of Greece Announces 11th Annual Winemakers Roadshow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Wines of Greece announces 11th annual Road Show event to be held on Tuesday, May 9, at City Winery in New York City. This event will highlight Greece's wine, gastronomy and culture with a focus on the nation's top wines and culinary delicacies to media, trade, and consumers. The Wines of Greece tasting aims to celebrate the rising growth of Greek wine consumption in the U.S. The second and third Roadshow events will take place in Chicago and Houston on May 11 and May 16 respectively. (more...)

So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE WOMEN OF PADILLA at TRT is an Extraordinary and Affecting Play
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 18, 2017

'The Women of Padilla,' an extraordinary show, is now being performed at Two River ater (TRT) through April 30th. Written Tony Meneses with direction by Ken Rus Schmoll, the show features an all-female cast that brings the play's characters to life on the Red Bank Stage. (more...)

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 3, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM.   (more...)

FROM THE HORSE'S MOUTH Celebrates Indian Dance, April 27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

In celebration of the history and scope of Indian dance in America, From the Horse's Mouth will dedicate its next theater/dance performance event to this storied art form, including its early connections to Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, Jack Cole, and the fascinating early Indian dancers in America Balasaraswati, Ragini Devi, Indrani, and many more. Live music will be included in this colorful tribute, curated by Rajika Puri, doyenne of Indian Dance in NYC. (more...)

Community Celebration Takes Center Stage at 2017 Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The 33rd annual Helen Hayes Awards will be celebrated at the historicLincoln Theatre at 7:30 pm on May 15, with accomplished actors E. Faye Butler and Lawrence Redmond as hosts. The line-up of award presenters includes artistic leaders from across the Washington region, highlighting the depth and breadth of a theatre community recognized worldwide for the quality and diversity of its work. Following the awards, a roof-raising dance party gets underway at the world-renowned 9:30 Club. Both events honor 236 Helen Hayes Award nominees drawn from 200 eligible productions presented in 2016. Tickets for the combined Awards Ceremony and Dance Party are $275 for premium seating, $150 for balcony seating, and can be purchased online. (more...)

5th Annual Indie Boots Theatre Festival Opens 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The fifth annual Indie Boots Theatre Festival 2017: The Zoe Plays celebrates new short plays featuring underrepresented perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what's funny, and how the world works. (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...)

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