Renowned Fashion Icon Tim Gunn Returns as Guest Speaker for ideation2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

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HOLIDAY INN Finds Its Broadway Cast; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Universal Stage Productions, just announced complete casting for the first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nomineeMegan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof. With music and lyrics byIrving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film,Holiday Inn. (more...)

Writers in the Loft to Welcome DEVIL WEARS PRADA Author, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series will present the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada Lauren Weisberger with her latest novel, THE SINGLES GAME - a dishy tell-all tennis tale based on Weisberger's extensive research and behind-the-scenes interviews with tennis celebrities. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge, Ani DiFranco & More Set for Connecticut Public Television's Infinity Hall Live Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as Infinity Hall Live, the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July with some of today's most intriguing established and emerging artists: Rhiannon Giddens, Galactic, Joss Stone, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Ani DiFranco, and Melissa Etheridge. Infinity Hall Live Season 5 airs nationally on public television beginning July 2016 - check local listings or http://ihlive.org/watch-local-pbs-station/ for broadcast times.  ihlive.org will also stream the series weekly beginning Friday, July 8 through Friday, August 26. (more...)

Joss Stone & More Set for New Season of INFINITY HALL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Catch the waves of refreshing melodies, driving grooves, and spirited vocals ideal for summertime as INFINITY HALL LIVE , the award-winning national music series produced by Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), kicks off its fifth anniversary season in July (more...)

BWW Preview: CHICAGO at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 6, 2016

Mac-Haydn Theatre is almost ready to razzle dazzle audiences with their upcoming production of the longest running American musical, Chicago. The show runs July 7 through July 24 in Chatham, New York. Stepping into the iconic roles of Roxy and Velma are Caitlin Wilayto and Bridget Elise Yingling, respectfully, who were kind enough to speak with us via phone last week. (more...)

Adam Berry & Amy Bruni to Host New Desination Series KINDRED SPIRITS
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

KINDRED SPIRITS (wt) will premiere in 2016 exclusively on Destination America following the fearless duo as they help real families tormented by paranormal activity at home, with the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members. (more...)

Destination America Orders KINDRED SPIRITS, Hosted by Adam Berry & Amy Bruni
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Destination America today announced that it has begun production on an all-new series hosted by world-renowned ghost hunters Adam Berry and Amy Bruni. KINDRED SPIRITS (wt) will premiere in 2016 exclusively on Destination America following the fearless duo as they help real families tormented by paranormal activity at home, with the added stress that the spirits may be their own late family members. Scared by the mysterious happenings but hesitant to pick up and leave their homes, these families have turned to two of America's leading paranormal investigators to capture evidence, try to guide the wayward spirits into the light, and bring closure to each home. (more...)

Pantochino Teen Theatre Journeys INTO THE WOODS in Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

 Pantochino Teen Theatre will offer Milford an amusingly different way to think about everyone's favorite fairy tale characters through their production of Into the Woods JR., it was announced today by Freddie Gershon, CEO of Music Theatre International (MTI).  The show featuring  (more...)

National Theatre of the Deaf & American School for the Deaf Announce the 2nd Annual Theatre Immersion Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2016

The National Theatre of the Deaf announced the Second Annual Theatre Immersion Program (TIP) in association with the American School for the Deaf from August 8 through 18th at the ASD Campus at 139 North Main Street in West Hartford, CT. (more...)

Washington National Opera Names New Director of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month, at Washington National Opera. (more...)

VIDEO: HOLIDAY INN's Megan Sikora and Darien Crago Sing The Irving Berlin Classic, 'White Christmas'
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

Visitors to the Museum of the City Of New York's presentation of 'The Genius of Irving Berlin: A New York Story' got a preview of the newest Broadway adaptation of a Berlin movie musical classic, (more...)

BWW Interview: Jackie Burns of IF/THEN at Bushnell Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 25, 2016

Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if you had made different choices? Would you have a different job? A different love? Would your life have been better, or maybe worse? In the first show of Hartford's 2016-2017 Bushnell Broadway Series, IF/THEN, one woman finds herself at the intersection of choice and chance, and takes audiences on a journey guided by the whims of fate. Playing, Elizabeth, the woman whose life splits into parallel paths due to one fateful choice, is Jackie Burns, a Connecticut native who is returning to her home state to bring this contemporary musical to the Bushnell stage. I caught up with Jackie to talk about the show and hear how it feels to return home with IF/THEN. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HOLIDAY INN
by Walter McBride - Jul 21, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Universal Stage Productions, just announced complete casting for the first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof. With music and lyrics byIrving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn. (more...)

Dance, Bluegrass, Music, Comedy, Lectures and More Set for Schimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Schimmel Center is proud to announce the 2016-2017 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, near City Hall, the new Fulton Street stop and the Brooklyn Bridge. (more...)

TheatreWorks Hosts Creative Workshop on July 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

On  Saturday, July 30, from 10AM to 1PM, TheatreWorks New Milford will host a dynamic creative workshop, 'Die Vampire, Die,' led by Broadway's Susan Blackwell. The workshop, appropriate for individuals of all ages, is inspired by the popular song 'Die Vampire, Die' from the hit Broadway musical [title of show], currently running at TheatreWorks New Milford through July 31. Miss Blackwell was also a member of the original Broadway cast of [title of show].    (more...)

Mark Strong and Hope Davis Lead David Hare's THE RED BARN at National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jul 18, 2016

THE RED BARN, a new play by David Hare, based on the novel, La Main, by Georges Simenon opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 6 October (press night 17 October). (more...)

Fundraiser at TheatreWorks New Milford this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

The New Milford Historical Society and TheatreWorks New Milford have teamed up to bring Cocktails and Cabaret 2016 to local residents.  This event will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm.  All profits will be split between the organizations to support much needed capital projects.  (more...)

Technavio Announces Top Eight Vendors in the Foodservice Market in the US from 2016 to 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

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[TITLE OF SHOW] Opens 7/15 at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

? On  Friday, July 15, TheatreWorks New Milford will debut the musical comedy [title of show] with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The curtain goes up at 8:00 p.m. on a three-week run.  (more...)

In the Spotlight: The Company of HOLIDAY INN
by Walter McBride - Aug 9, 2016

The first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving BerlinMUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones.  (more...)

Roller Coaster Race Hosts 5K/10K at Lake Compounce, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Registration is open for the Roller Coaster Race, a 10K race and 5K run/walk set to take place at Lake Compounce New England's Family Theme and Water Park in Bristol, Connecticut, on Sunday, September 4. As featured in Runner's World magazine, the family-friendly event encourages fitness and entertainment for all skill levels and ages in conjunction with the original-concept roller coaster event, Roller Coaster Ride. (more...)

Theatreworks New Milford to Present THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

On September 16, TheatreWorks New Milford will host the East Coast Premiere of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance by Jethro Compton, a drama set in the days of the wild west and based on the short story by Dorothy M. Johnson. (more...)

BWW Review: Rob Thomas and COUNTING CROWS Hit Mohegan Sun
by Carissa Chesanek - Aug 8, 2016

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Maned Wolf Productions Announces Its Inaugural Production LONG DISTANCE DRUNK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Maned Wolf Productions presents its inaugural production with a new work, Long Distance Drunk, in the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre August 19th - August 21st, 2016. The play is written by Corey Pajka, and is directed by Kristan Seemel an Associate Artist and director at the The Flea Theatre. (more...)

BWW TV: HOLIDAY INN Brings the Blue Skies to Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2016

This Thursday's show included a performance by the Broadway-bound cast of Holiday Inn. Cast members for the event included,  Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer, Megan Lawrence and Bryce Pinkham performing the numbers, 'Cheek to Cheek', 'Shaking the Blues Away', and 'Blue Skies.' (more...)

BWW TV: HOLIDAY INN Shakes the Blues Away in Rehearsal for the Great White Way!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2016

The first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture interviews with the cast, plus a peek at them in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Coverage: HOLIDAY INN Cast Gets Ready for Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2016

The first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of HOLIDAY INN on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Aug 3, 2016

The first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving BerlinMUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones. (more...)

Baseball Comedy GOING… GOING… GONE! by TV Writer & Sportscaster Ken Levine Gets World Premiere at Hudson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Our universal need to be remembered is the underlying theme of a behind-the-scenes baseball comedy by Ken Levine, an Emmy Award-winning writer (Cheers, M*A*S*H, The Simpsons), acclaimed sportscaster and former host of Dodger Talk. Andrew Barnicle directs the world premiere of Going... Going... GONE! for an Oct. 1 opening at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School to Stage RED, WHITE AND TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Get ready for a side-splitting, patriotic laugh riot starring two Barn favorites, Joe Aiello and Scott Burkell! The Barn Theatre School presents RED, WHITE AND TUNA, a comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard playing ONE WEEK August 30 - September 4. (more...)

Tony Award Winner LaChanze set for Trent Armand Kendall Broadway Download 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

Rhonda LaChanze Sapp, better known by her stage name LaChanze (Creole: the charmed one), taken from her grandmother, was born in St Augustine, Florida. Grew up In Connecticut, her parents nurtured her love for performing by enrolling her in high schools for the performing arts. After high school, LaChanze studied Drama at Morgan State University, before transferring to the University of the Arts, she studied Theatre and Dance. Her first Summer job was as a tap dancer in the ensemble of out of town tryout of 'Uptown...It's Hot!.' She made her Broadway debut in the same show in 1986. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/20-8/21/2016
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 21, 2016 - Sunday, August 21, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Corbin Bleu, Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer and More for Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

With music and lyrics byIrving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, HOLIDAY INN will begin preview performances on September 1, 2016, and open officially on October 6, 2016, on Broadway at Roundabout Theatre Company's Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

The Music Paradigm to Bring InSight Concerts to the DiMenna Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Over the past twenty years, conductor Roger Nierenberg has led hundreds of sessions with his company The Music Paradigm, taking executives from organizations such as Google, AT&T, Pepsi, Wal-Mart and more, and placing them amidst a symphony orchestra in order to draw parallels between leading a rehearsal and leading a workforce. Now, Maestro Nierenberg will take his immersive experience from the boardroom to the concert hall, presenting InSight Concerts. (more...)

LES BRERS Announce Additional Fall Dates; ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Alumni Touring Northeast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

LES BRERS--the group comprised of key ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND members and associates--has announced a new string of fall concerts.  They have only performed a handful of dates in 2016 so far--including a thunderous set at this past weekend's PEACH MUSIC FESTIVAL--and are excited to get back on the road. (more...)

From FX TV's SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL Robert Kelly September 9th In Westport
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Robert Kelly is in his second season playing Bam, Denis Leary's drummer in the aforementioned FX comedy series airing weekly on Thursday nights. Robert was thrust into the national spotlight when he was one of three comedians who toured with Comedy Superstar Dane Cook as part of HBO's hugely popular comedy series "Tourgasm". (more...)

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes With HOLIDAY INN's Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer and Corbin Bleu
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

While it's always great to have exciting new voices writing scores for Broadway musicals, it's also thrilling to hear the classics from long ago that thrilled young audiences in their day. (more...)

Connecticut Gained Manufacturing Jobs for the First Time in a Decade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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NBC Sports to Present PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

NBC Sports Group presents Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) this Sunday, August 21, at 5 p.m. ET on NBC, with undefeated rising star Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) set to face Leonard “The Lion” Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) in a 12-round welterweight world title eliminator from Coney Island Boardwalk in Brooklyn, N.Y. (more...)

New UConn Innovation Fund Provides Business Startups with Important...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Nothing But Blue Skies in New TV Spot for Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

The first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, with Corbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, will be directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Denis Jones. The show just released a buoyant new TV spot, and you can check it out below! (more...)

Save $40 on Orchestra Seats to Roundabout's HOLIDAY INN
by Contests - Broadway - Aug 16, 2016

Save $40 on orchestra seats to HOLIDAY INN!. Jim leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down on his farmhouse In Connecticut... but life just isn't the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim's luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. But when Jim's best friend Ted tries to lure Linda away to be his new dance partner in Hollywood, will Jim be able to salvage his latest chance at love? (more...)

Roberto Iarussi Releases Album I BELIEVE Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Roberto Iarussi is a classically trained singer whose extraordinary vocal talent, and musical sensibilities enable him to perform across a wide variety of musical genres. Though recognized as an Opera Singer, the second generation Italo American found his inspiration from great singers of many different musical styles, most notably Barbra Streisand, to whom Iarussi dedicates his recently completed milestone recording, entitled 'I BELIEVE' which was recorded with London Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2016

Bruce Yeko is one of the most fascinating men in show business. If it wasn't for Bruce we wouldn't have the original cast recordings of such musicals as THE BAKER'S WIFE, IN TROUSERS, PRETTYBELLE, and countless other musicals that no commercial record company would have produced. Selling off his massive baseball card collection, Bruce used those funds to  produce over 300 cast recordings, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/12/2016 - Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2016

This weekend's big news: ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Annie Golden stars in Joe Iconis' BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, starting tonight in Boston, and Baz Luhrmann's THE GET DOWN debuts on Netflix! (more...)

Author and Photographer Michael Belardo Shares ITALY, THRU MY LENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Photographer/author Michael Belardo paints a beautiful picture of scenic Italy in his new book 'Italy, Thru My Lens: A Photographer's Guide to Italy.' (more...)

Technavio Announces Top Five Vendors in the Global Smart Oven Market from 2016 to 2020
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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Chester Theatre Company presents THE MOUNTAINTOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

The Mountaintop comes to the foothills of the Berkshires when Katori Hall's award-winning play opens at Chester Theatre Company on Thursday, August 18th at 8:00 p.m. A bold re-imagining of the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Mountaintop runs through August 28 at the historic Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA. (more...)

Minnesota Opera Announces Robert Ainsley as New Director of Young Artist Program & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (July 29, 2016) – Minnesota Opera today announced that Head of Music Robert Ainsley has accepted the position as the new Director of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, effective next month. For the last three years, Rob has served as the Head of Music Staff, Chorus Master and Coach at Minnesota Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. He has worked on several world premiere and American operas at both companies, including Minnesota Opera's The Dream of Valentino, The Manchurian Candidate and The Shining. (more...)

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