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The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017 to Bring Uproarious Drag Queens to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

History will be made In Times Square in May when the 'Crossroads of America' plays host to The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017, featuring 10 of the most outrageous and uproarious drag queens to ever throw shade over the 'Great White Way.' Producer, celebutante and heiress Sasha Soprano presents the largest drag queen show ever served up to The Big Apple! (more...)

THEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion Program
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

THEATER TALK, the series devoted to conversation about the world of the stage, won a NY Emmy Award as Best NYC Interview/Discussion Program at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/New York Chapter's annual awards ceremony held on Saturday, May 6 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel In Times Square. (more...)

NFL Experience Times Square Unveils Sneak Peek of New One-Of-A-Kind Immersive Football Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

Red Lobster' Announces The Return Of Create Your Own Seafood Trio'
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Red Lobster's Create Your Own Seafood Trio event has returned featuring four brand new and five classic dishes. Beginning today and for a limited time, guests can build their perfect plate by choosing from three of nine delicious selections for only $15.99*. (more...)

It's a New Era of Lexus Performance and Design
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief May 19th, 2017 - Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: The 2017 Drama League Awards will be held today, and THE WHIRLIGIG, featuring Zosia Mamet, Waterwell's dual-language HAMLET, and Robert Schenkkan's BUILDING THE WALL all open Off-Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

Speeding Car Plows Into Pedestrians in Times Square; One Dead, Several Injured
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Gothamist.com reports that a speeding car has plowed into a crowd of pedestrians walking through New York's Times Square. According to sources, at least one person has been killed and 13 others have been injured. (more...)

Broadway Shows Will Go On Tonight After Times Square Crash; Active Investigation to Cause Travel Delays
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

All Broadway shows will play as scheduled, tonight, Thursday, May 18th. Theatregoers are advised to allow for additional travel time due to an active investigation in the Times Square area. (more...)

Fall Out Boy & Music Choice Team to Give Students Ultimate Chance to Create Music Video for Young and Menace
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Hot off the release of “Young and Menace,” Fall Out Boy is teaming up with Music Choice, the #1 music network, to encourage high school students to take part in the ultimate video challenge. (more...)

River To River Festival Kicks Off Next Month in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents the 16th annual River To River Festival, Downtown New York City's completely free summer arts festival, June 14-25. The 2017 edition presents an array of performances and events exploring and celebrating diversity in all its forms-often blurring the lines between genres including dance, music, theater and the visual arts-over the course of 100+ performances and events spanning 17 projects at 31 unique sites across Lower Manhattan and Governors Island. The Festival also offers opportunities for audiences to interact with artists, socialize and experience multiple facets of artists' work and the creative process. (more...)

Spanish Broadcasting System Announces 2017 Upfront In New York
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (OTCQX: SBSAA), ('SBS'), a leading Hispanic media company, announced today that it will host its upfront presentation for clients and advertisers in New York City on Tuesday, May 16 2017 starting at 6:00pm (EST). The upfront presentation will take place at The Copacabana In Times Square, 268 West. 47th Street, New York, NY 10036. (more...)

Tom Jones Restages Darker Version of 'Round and Round' in THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Playwright Tom Jones is making some changes to his 57-year-old musical THE FANTASTICKS. Mr. Jones has done a little bit of rewriting of the musical number "Round and Round" which he has always felt never quite conveyed the darker elements he intended. (more...)

M&M'S' Launches New Soft Caramel-Filled Chocolate Candies
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

PRNewswire/ Over the last 75 years, M&M'S has become known for making treats like peanuts and pretzels more fun. Today, the iconic brand is introducing its biggest product innovation ever: M&M'S Caramel Chocolate Candies. Long gone are the days of the square-shaped, square-wrapped caramel candies M&M'S has updated one of the most popular flavors by covering soft caramel in a delicious, candy coated shell. (more...)

BRIC Wins Two 2017 NY Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Television
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is pleased to announce that it received two New York Emmy Awards during the 60th annual ceremony that took place on Saturday, May 6 at the Marriott Marquis In Times Square, Manhattan. Hundreds of television and media professionals gathered to celebrate as The New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts conferred Emmy Awards for programmatic distinction in various categories among long-standing and prominent outlets such as WNBC-TV, WCBS-TV, Thirteen/WNET and HuffingtonPost.com. (more...)

BRIC Wins Two 2017 New York Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2017

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, has announced that it received two New York Emmy Awards during the 60th annual ceremony that took place on Saturday, May 6 at the Marriott Marquis In Times Square, Manhattan. (more...)

Gender-Reversed Debate Play HER OPPONENT to Close Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Prismal Productions has announced that HER OPPONENT, a new event that re-stages verbatim excerpts from three of 2016's deeply contentious presidential debates (replicating the actual text, gestures, and movements of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with gender-reversed casting) will end its run In Times Square at The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, on May 24. (more...)

NBC Greenlights Third Season of Hit Drama Series BLINDSPOT
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

BLINDSPOT executive producer Martin Gero turned to Twitter to announce the news that the hit NBC drama series has been renewed for a third season. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Celebrate 57th Anniversary This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Off Broadway's longest running musical, The Fantasticks will celebrate its 57th Anniversary on Wednesday, May 3rd at 7PM. (more...)

Red Lobster'' Launches Lobster Lover's Lunch During Lobsterfest''
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Red Lobster is giving lobster lovers another reason to celebrate with the launch of the new Lobster Lover's Lunch. Available in restaurants starting today, the new limited-time offer available only during Lobsterfest features NEW! Lobster Roll with French Fries, NEW! Lobster-Topped Caesar Salad or one-half Lobster and Langostino Pizza paired with guests' choice of a side salad or cup of soup, giving guests a craveable weekday lunch option for $9.99*. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: Sara Bareilles Watches Over Times Square in New WAITRESS Billboard
by Walter McBride - Mar 31, 2017

Multi platinum-selling Grammy and Tony nominated singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author Sara Bareilles, who composed the music and lyrics for the hit Broadway show Waitress, will make her Broadway acting debut tonight, March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson for a limited engagement of 10 weeks, through June 11, 2017. Joining her are TV star Chris Diamantopoulos as Dr. Pomatter, who inspires the expert pie-maker to create an 'I Wanna Play Doctor with my Gynecologist' pie, and beloved Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson as Earl, Jenna's ne'er-do-well husband. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Assistant Curator Annemarie van Roessel on the Designs of Jo Mielziner
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Mar 30, 2017

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Annemarie van Roessel, Assistant Curator of the Billy Rose Theatre Division on: The Designs of Jo Mielziner. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/25/2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/25/2017. (more...)

Curator and On-Air Personality Savona Bailey-McClain Partners with Airbnb for Harlem Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Airbnb wants visitors to have immersive experiences when they stay in New York City, and Harlem is their No. 1 neighborhood for Airbnb guests. (more...)

SCHNIPPERS for Fast-Casual Goodness
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 24, 2017

Stop by Schnippers for lunch, dinner, or an anytime snack. It's the spot in New York City where you can have delicious and wholesome fast-casual food with appealing choices for all tastes and dietary preferences. (more...)

Join Van Wezel Center at UNDER THE STREETLAMP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Under the Streetlamp featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including Jersey Boys,comes to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Tuesday, April 18 at 8PM. Under the Streetlamp is a celebration of classic hits from the American Radio Songbook covering the 1950s through the 1970s. The show features tight harmonies and slick dance moves that take audiences back to an era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers. A flashback to a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing their favorite rock and roll songs. (more...)

THE GREEN ROOM 42 in Times Square for Music, Meals, and More
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 23, 2017

If you haven't been to The Green Room 42 yet, plan your visit now. Located in the heart of the theatre district at YOTEL, they offer a fantastic menu in a club setting with outstanding musical entertainment. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 22, 2017
by - Mar 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS to Close this June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

 Producers of Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS have announced that the long runningmusical will close on June 4, 2017   - in its the 57th year. The production originally opened in 1960. (more...)

Tony Nominee Martha Plimpton Will Be Feted at PFLAG's 2017 Straight for Equality Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

PFLAG National - the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) - today announced it will honor Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Martha Plimpton with the Straight for Equality in Entertainment award at the Ninth Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis New York In Times Square. (more...)

Gender-Reversed Presidential Debates to Hit the Stage in HER OPPONENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Prismal Productions has announced that HER OPPONENT, a dynamic new event that re-stages verbatim excerpts from three of 2016's deeply contentious presidential debates (replicating the actual text, gestures, and movements of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with gender-reversed casting) is headed Off Broadway, for an open ended run in the Jerry Orbach Theatre at The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, In Times Square. (more...)

All TKTS Booths Open Today; Discounts Up to 50% Off!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, announces that all of its TKTS Discount Ticket Booths will be open and maintain their regular hours throughout today's storm. (more...)

UNDER THE STREETLAMP to Feature Original Cast Members of JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Under The Streetlamp is coming to the Warner Theatre for a live, one-night only performance on Friday, March 24 at 8:00 pm.  Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "Jersey Boys," Under The Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sas Goldberg's Kiki Is Her Own SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by Naomi Serviss - Mar 12, 2017

What happens to a gay man looking for Mr. Right when his three best girlfriends marry off? (more...)

SPEECH & DEBATE Film Steps Up to the Mic in Theaters, on iTunes and VOD Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Sycamore Pictures (Begin Again, The Hollars, The Way Way Back) presents SPEECH & DEBATE, based on the critically acclaimed comedy by Tony Award winner Stephen Karam (The Humans) and directed by Dan Harris. (more...)


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MSNBC Calls Off Broadway's Political Experiment HER OPPONENT 'Absolutely Fascinating'; Previews Continue at The Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

HER OPPONENT, the dynamic new experiment that re-stages verbatim excerpts from three of 2016's deeply contentious presidential debates (replicating the actual text, gestures, and movements of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with gender-reversed casting) is garnering rave reviews, with the first coming from MSNBC's Political Writer and Television Host Steve Kornacki, calling it 'absolutely Fascinating.'  (more...)

John Lennon Original 'Sgt. Pepper' Sketch Highlights Julien's Music Icons Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced one of the most remarkable auctions ever to take place in New York City — Music Icons 2017. (more...)

Tonia DeCosimo Releases Her New Book 'Single And Not Settling: A Journey Of Surviving The Dating World'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming & Pilobolus to Launch 10th Annual World Science Festival in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The World Science Festival will culminate its groundbreaking first decade by bringing science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across New York City's five boroughs, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

The Drag Queens of Comedy Invade New York City For Two Shows This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

History will be made In Times Square in May when the "Crossroads of America" plays host to The Drag Queens of Comedy 2017, featuring 10 of the most outrageous and uproarious drag queens to ever throw shade over the "Great White Way." Producer, celebutante and heiress Sasha Soprano presents the largest drag queen show ever served up to The Big Apple! (more...)

Time Square Arts Presents I LIVE HERE By Joshua Frankel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In partnership with Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Municipal Art Society of New York, Times Square Arts presents artist Joshua Frankel's I LIVE HERE, Animation from “A Marvelous Order” on Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in May. This (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/22/2017
by - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/22/2017. (more...)

TNT to Hand Out Shakespeare-Inspired Tote Bags to Broadway Theater-Goers This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

This Sunday, TNT will be handing out Shakespeare-inspired tote bags to Broadway theater-goers with a street team in contemporary punk style Elizabethan garb. (more...)

Peepla Mobile Live Streaming Platform Launches
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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PERFECT CRIME Becomes the First Off-Broadway Play To Ever Reach 30 Years of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The long running Off-Broadway show PERFECT CRIME will make history tonight, Tuesday, becoming the first play in New York City to ever reach its 30th anniversary. (more...)

enCourage Kids Foundation and Leif Becker Host Breaking Barriers, a World Record Setting Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

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Sara Bareilles Hits Times Square with the WAITRESS Band in Tow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2017

Last night WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles made her much anticipated Broadway debut in her own show, taking over the starring role of Jenna from the recently departed Jessie Mueller. Prior to show time yesterday, Bareilles led the WAITRESS band in a rendition of 'What Baking Can Do,' followed by a walk and a jam session In Times Square. Check out the video from the WAITRESS Facebook page below! (more...)

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