BWW Review: NYCO, Back in Business and Boasting First-Rate Dancing Along With the Singing
by Sondra Forsyth - Sep 9, 2016

The New York City Opera, notably nicknamed 'The People's Opera' by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia when it was founded in 1943, succumbed to bankruptcy in 2013 after 70 glorious years but has risen from the ashes under new management. On the evening of September 8th 2016 at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, following a brief pre-season during the summer in Bryant Park, the company opened its first full season since the reorganization with a double bill of Rachmaninoff's 'Aleko' and Leoncavallo's 'Pagliacci' that featured first-rate dancing along with the superb singing. (more...)

VIDEO: WOLF CREEK & More Among Pop's October Horror-Themed Programming
by - Sep 8, 2016

This October, Pop will invite television viewers to "Dare to Pop," a month-long celebration of genre programming with dozens of cult classic movies, mini-series and TV shows leading up to Halloween. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Morgan McEwen
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 8, 2016

Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director, launched MorDance in January of 2013. This young organization, with dancers from some of the world's most prestigious companies, has playfully leapt to the edge of the classical ballet world. MorDance explores the use of athleticism in its aim to modernize and innovate, while honoring the grace and beauty of classical ballet. MorDance premiered at Manhattan Movement and Arts center on May 3, 2013. That same year, Ms. McEwen was selected to choreograph on MorDance at Socrates Sculptural Park and again at the Counterpointe Project, which celebrated female choreographers creating dances on pointe. In 2014, MorDance helped the Sheen Center open their doors by being the first company to perform in their new black box theater. The following season the Sheen Center named MorDance their resident dance company. MorDance has also been granted space residencies at the Silo at Kirkland Farm and Mana Contemporary. Ms. McEwen has been commissioned to create works on Columbia Ballet Collaborative and will create a new work for Eglevsky ballet in 2017. She has also had a successful career as a ballerina dancing with the Richmond Ballet, BalletMet, the Metropolitan Opera, and freelancing across the country. (more...)

GE Plans to Invest $1.4B to Acquire Additive Manufacturing Companies Arcam and SLM; Accelerates Efforts in Important Digital Industrial Space
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

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BroadwayWorld Expands Tri-State Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com, the #1 theater site on the net, announces its expansion of coverage in the tri-state area. We have you covered from NYC to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Connecticut and beyond, providing you the latest, up-to-date breaking news and information on all the local happenings in the area. New additions to the BroadwayWorld team have added to multimedia (photo + video) production along with expanded news, reviews and feature coverage. Also, we've launched an upgrade to the site's regional show listings making both free and sponsored listings and targeted show advertising even easier to post and enhance.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Bryce Pinkham in Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' 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, withCorbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, is currently in previews for an opening on October 6, 2016 at Studio 54. This is a limited engagement through January 1, 2017. With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Bring on the Blue Skies with Highlights from HOLIDAY INN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' 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, withCorbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, is currently in previews for an opening on October 6, 2016 at Studio 54. This is a limited engagement through January 1, 2017. With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn.  (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, OKLAHOMA, and RAGS for 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Today Michael Gennaro, Goodspeed's Executive Director, announced the six sensational shows set for next season. Gennaro explained, '2017 is going to be an exciting year at Goodspeed.  We're producing a classic musical comedy, bold new musicals, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre and holiday show for all ages.  Goodspeed's rich history is filled with spectacular seasons, and this is one that will stand out.  Our audiences expect only the best from Goodspeed, and we plan to give them exactly what they want: interesting, entertaining and inspiring stories along with plenty of song and dance.' (more...)

New Software Allows Tracking of Critical Event Details
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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Second Event Launches CT Chapter of LPTW
by Lauren Yarger - Sep 20, 2016

The second of two launch events kicks off the state's Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/2; SPRING AWAKENING in Tampa, Kathleen Marshall's LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at the Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in New Jersey, Tampa, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include IAGO in New Jersey, SPRING AWAKENING in Tampa, and LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at the Old Globe directed by Kathleen Marshall, just to name a few. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of David Hare's New Play Rehearses THE RED BARN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 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). The great detective writer Georges Simenon escaped France at the end of World War Two, and arrived in the USA to start again. With his American wife, he settled at Shadow Rock Farm in Lakeville, Connecticut. Years later, he wrote La Main, a psychological thriller set in a New England farmhouse. (more...)

BWW TV: Which Holiday is the Best? Get in the Spirit with the Cast of HOLIDAY INN!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2016

Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical tells the story of Jim, who 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 sensational performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July.  When it comes down to it though, which holiday is best? The cast of HOLIDAY INN weighs in below! (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens Season with Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2016-17 season with William Shakespeare's King Lear. Associate Artistic Director Dale AJ Rose will direct.  Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 6ththrough October 16th, 2016.  For tickets and information please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - One Of My Favorite Sounds
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 13, 2016

The resonance of an orchestra warming up before a performance is a very comforting sound for me: reminiscent of the nights at the theatre with my Meme. But there is something very special regarding the cadence of my first Broadway orchestra in preparation, that sound I will never forget. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Expands Tri-State Coverage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com, the #1 theater site on the net, announces its expansion of coverage in the tri-state area. We have you covered from NYC to New Jersey to Philadelphia to Connecticut and beyond, providing you the latest, up-to-date breaking news and information on all the local happenings in the area. New additions to the BroadwayWorld team have added to multimedia (photo + video) production along with expanded news, reviews and feature coverage. Also, we've launched an upgrade to the site's regional show listings making both free and sponsored listings and targeted show advertising even easier to post and enhance.  (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

Rock unites with two very different sounds (more...)

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...)

Richard Dreyfuss to Star in Mark St. Germain's New Play RELATIVITY in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today that Academy Award winner Richard Dreyfuss will be joining the cast of RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter In Connecticut. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN, Starring Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Corbin Bleu and More, Begins Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

A friendly reminder! Performances begin tomorrow, September 1, 2016, for Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' 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 by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn. (more...)

Melissa Etheridge Releases Full Solo Concert on TV series INFINITY HALL LIVE
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The fifth season finale of the Syndicated public TV music series INFINITY HALL LIVE features a terrific, intimate hourlong solo performance from Melissa Etheridge. (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
by - Aug 21, 2016

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...)

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