East Lynne Theater Company Announces Special Ticket Offers for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

?The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's 2016 season is underway, and includes ticket offers that are both flexible and affordable. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/16
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 16-2o. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 5/15/2016 - 5/22/2016. (more...)

Andra Day & More Team with Shazam on New Visual-Recognition Technology
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Coca-Cola and McDonald's recently announced a first of its kind collaboration: the Rise Up ESSENCE® Festival program. (more...)

VIDEO: Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie Discuss HBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAY
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

Bryan Cranston, Anthony Mackie were live In Times Square this morning to discuss their roles in the new HBO film, ALL THE WAY. (more...)

Man Shot in Times Square Not Broadway Employee
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that contrary to an erroneous WABC-TV report, Gary Conrad, the man shot by police today In Times Square, never worked at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, and was not an employee of THE BOOK OF MORMON. (more...)

VIDEO: Kygo Performs 'Stay' Live on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Norwegian DJ Kygo was joined by singer Maty Noyes live In Times Square on today's GOOD MORNING AMERICA for a performance of 'Stay.' (more...)

Broadway Pedestrian Plazas Getting Glitzy Permanent Makeover
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

The stretch of Broadway connecting Times Square and Herald Square will have trees and a raised road bed. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A PERSISTENT MEMORY, Coming to Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Mary J. Davis / MBL Productions will present the World Premiere of A PERSISTENT MEMORY by Jackob G. Hofmann, directed by Jessi D. Hill. A PERSISTENT MEMORY will begin performances on Friday, May 27th and celebrate its opening night on Wednesday, June 1st running through June 19th, 2016 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Streaming Video Alliance Releases Open Caching Functional Requirements and Streaming Quality of Experience Industry Guidelines
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

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Activision Blizzard Media Networks Announces Esports Broadcast Network
by TV - On the Road - May 12, 2016

Today at the IAB Digital Content NewFronts 2016, Activision Blizzard Media Networks (ABMN), a division of Activision Blizzard, Inc. ( ATVI), announced the launch of new content, broadcast experiences and distribution partnerships for its MLG.tv streaming platform. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK Supports Gabrielle's Angel Foundation with Denise Rich & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Denise Rich, co-founder of Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research, and singer Chloe Jane co-hosted a fundraising event last night with SCHOOL OF ROCK: THE MUSICAL on Broadway. Cancer survivors and their families joined supporters of the Foundation to enjoy a pre-show reception at The Palm In Times Square, followed by attending a performance of the show and post-show talkback with the kids who star in the show and actress Mamie Parris from the cast. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Batman, Joker Testify at City Council's Hearing on Times Square Costumed Characters
by Michael Dale - Mar 31, 2016

Read tweeted testimony from two men who earn a living mingling with tourists for tips. (more...)

Werther's' Original' Celebrates National Caramel Day By Filling Up Candy Bowls Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Spring in the Big Apple will be a little sweeter this year thanks to America's most beloved caramel brand, Werther's Original. In celebration of National Caramel Day on Tuesday, April 5, the iconic brand will distribute 1 million pieces of rich, creamy caramel. Commuters and candy lovers in the New York City area will have the chance to see a Werther's 6-foot-diameter candy bowl for themselves, located near the Times Square subway entrance. (more...)

Bar of the Week: HOWL AT THE MOON in Times Square
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 30, 2016

Howl at the Moon is our 'Bar of the Week.' The vibrant Times Square bar features live music and fantastic drinks. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, this year celebrating 25 years, will be held Monday, April 11 at The New Victory Theater. The evening will honor Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman with the Marian Heiskell Award and President of The New 42nd Street, Cora Cahan, with the New Victory Arts Award. Jane and Michael Eisner will serve as Gala honorary chairs.   (more...)

Seph Stanek to Host BROADWAY AT THE Y to Benefit Los Alamos Family YMCA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Curtains up! Los Alamos welcomes dynamic New York City performer Seph Stanek for two free concert events early next week to benefit the Los Alamos Family YMCA. (more...)

Times Square's Naked Cowboy Joins News Conference Addressing Costumed Characters & Hustlers
by Michael Dale - Mar 28, 2016

The city council has introduced legislation to regulate aggressive solicitation on pedestrian plazas. (more...)

Inappropriate Tickling! Elmo Dominates Times Square Alliance's Top Ten Tweets Complaining of Costumed Characters
by Michael Dale - Mar 28, 2016

Twitter documents instances of Times Square's costumed characters harassing pedestrians. (more...)

Suspicious Package in Times Square Shuts Down Parts of the Area
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 28, 2016

A spokesman for the NYPD's Office of the Deputy Commissioner for Public Information has confirmed that they evacuated an area In Times Square while a bomb squad investigated a suspicious package. (more...)

Elected Officials & New Yorkers to Push for Regulation Against 'Aggressive' Costumed Characters in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Times Square Alliance and elected officials will join people who've experienced aggressive solicitation and harassment on the Times Square plazas at a news conference on Monday, March 28th at 11:00 AM on Duffy Square, 46th Street and Broadway, to detail the need for the City to regulate pedestrian plazas and to recount their negative experiences with hawkers and hustlers In Times Square. (more...)

Photo Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Welcomes New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey' is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent Finals at The Elektra Theater on Tuesday April 26th. (more...)

OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Welcomes New Cast Members, Set for New York's Got Talent Finals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey' is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent Finals at The Elektra Theater on Tuesday April 26th. (more...)

VIDEO: AVENUE Q Celebrates World Puppetry Day In Times Square With a Crowd Of Hand-Held Pals
by Michael Dale - Mar 22, 2016

The celebration goes on despite a puppet Donald Trump's insistence that he was going to build a wall to keep all the puppets out, (more...)

AVENUE Q Hosts 'World Puppetry Day' Celebration in Times Square Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

AVENUE Q - the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that features a cast comprised of people and puppets - will celebrate the magic created by puppets on WORLD PUPPETRY DAY - today, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. with an unprecedented large gathering of professional and amateur puppeteers and their puppets In Times Square (on the Red Steps at 47th St. and Broadway). (more...)

Photo Flash: AVENUE Q Celebrates World Puppetry Day in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

AVENUE Q - the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that features a cast comprised of people and puppets - celebrated WORLD PUPPETRY DAY today, Monday, March 21 at 8:30 a.m. with an unprecedented large gathering of professional and amateur puppeteers and their puppets In Times Square on the Red Steps at 47th St. and Broadway. Included in the bunch were two Donald Trumps who faced off against a Bernie Sanders puppet - check out photos below! (more...)

Pre-theatre Pick on Broadway: TENDER STEAK AND SUSHI Prix Fixe at The Sanctuary Hotel
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 8, 2016

Visit Tender Steak and Sushi at the Sanctuary Hotel on West 47th Street just steps away from Broadway. This fine restaurant has a special pre-theatre prix fixe special with three delicious courses for $45. (more...)

New York City Council to Rein in Times Square Costumed Characters with New Bill
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 7, 2016

The New York City Council is moving forward with wrangling in the costumed characters of Times Square. (more...)

Tony Awards Administration Committee Rules on Eligibility for FIDDLER, SHE LOVES ME, COLOR PURPLE & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Tony Awards Administration Committee met today for the third time this season to determine the eligibility of 11 Broadway productions for the 2016 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards Administration Committee will meet a total of four times throughout the 2015-2016 season to decide the eligibility for the 70th Annual Tony Awards.   (more...)

FUN HOME Partners with StoryCorps to Preserve Audience's Experiences in Celebration of First Year on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Producers have announced that Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has launched a partnership with the national nonprofit oral history project StoryCorps, on the occasion of the show's one-year anniversary on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PFLAG Honors Kristin Chenoweth & More at Straight for Equality Gala
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 5, 2016

PFLAG National-the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)- just honored Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, speaker/author Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, and Wells Fargo at the 8th Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: TUCK EVERLASTING Asks, 'If You Could Live Forever, Would You?'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 5, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, is currently in previews at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). With direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting will officially open on Broadway on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The musical recently polled passerby In Times Square, asking 'If you could live forever, would you?' Watch our exclusive video below to hear their answers! (more...)

World Premiere of A PERSISTENT MEMORY to Open in May at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Mary J. Davis / MBL Productions will present the World Premiere of A Persistent Memory by Jackob G. Hofmann, directed by Jessi D. Hill. (more...)

Actor Sean Patrick Flanery Explores First Love and Heartbreak in Debut Novel, JANE TWO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

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Texas Blues Guitarist Lance Lopez to Release NYC Live Performance on CD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Texas blues rock king Lance Lopez takes his electrifying guitar virtuoso performance to the Big Apple on this extraordinary live album! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Among Honorees at PFLAG's 2016 Straight for Equality Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

PFLAG National-the nation's largest organization uniting families, allies, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ)-honors Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, speaker/author Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry, and Wells Fargo at the 8th Annual Straight for Equality Awards Gala. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/30/2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/30/2016. (more...)

Magical Music's 5th Annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert Set for 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Magical Music for Life Foundation is thrilled to present its 5th annual TUNES In Times Square benefit concert Sunday, May 1, 2016 on Broadway between 42nd & 43rd Streets In Times Square. The goal of the concert is to raise financial support to produce a new original album of songs for water safety applicable to children with and without specials needs, awareness of our music, and funds to perform our musical written especially for children with autism and other special needs. The event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, where talented children and groups from six states will come together to share the same stage with over 70 Broadway performers from most of the current shows and many past shows. Online and at the event there will be many exciting items in the auction & raffle, including tickets to Broadway shows / other events often with backstage tours and/or signed memorabilia, travel, dining, unique & autographed items, etc. Highlights of the Day will probably include the following: •10:00 Opening •'Two Little Snowflakes' and 'A Day in the Life of a Child: a Musical Revue' songs •11:20 'We Are the World' Broadway performers •12:00 Broadway performers (adult & child actors) • 2:00 Special Dance performance with NCDA • 'The Adventures of Zak' songs • 4:30 Broadway performers (adult & child actors)and preview of coming Broadway show •Til 5:00 Auction of tickets for Broadway and other NYC shows and events, backstage tours,autographed items, etc. •Til 5:00 Raffle prizes •All Day Performances by the Magical Music Singing groups •All Day Performances by talented children and groups from six states •6:00 Closing SOME OF THE BROADWAY & OTHER PERFORMERS: Amada Anderson - Spotlight on Cabaret and The Tramp Major Attaway - Aladdin Noah Baird - Matilda Annie Baltic - Mary Poppins Gaby Bradbury - Annie Adriana Braganza - The King and I Amaya Braganza - The King and I Zach Brod - Freckleface Casey Butler - Finding Neverland: The Musical Christian Michael Camporin - Finding Neverland and Matilda Grace Capeless - The Lion King Lynn Masako Cheng - The King and I Adam Christoferson - singer Olivia Chun - The King and I Casey Erin Clark - Les Miserables Hana Colley - The King and I Ben Cook - Tuck Lilyana Cornell - Les Miserables Samantha Cutler - Billy Elliot Alex Dreier - Finding Neverland, Assembled Parties, and Billy Elliot Peyton Ella - NBC The Sound of Music Live and Little Princess Avery Oliver Espiritu - The King and I Bonale Fambrini - The King and I Sophia Genusa - Matilda and Dr. Zhivago Akira Golz - Matilda Abigail Dylan Harrison - Ruthless, The Musical James Ignacio - The King and I K'Lynn Jackman - The Lion King Andrew Johnson - Kinky Boots Darius Kaleb - Motown the Musical, A Raisin in the Sun, and Delores & Jermaine Jim Kaplan - The King and I Jake Katzman - Kinky Boots Tari Kelly - Something's Rotten, Anything Goes, and Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Christie Kim - The King and I Ethan Khusidman - School of Rock, Chaplin, and Soul Doctor Corey Mach - Hands on a Hardbody, Godspell, and Footloose: The Musical Tony Marin - The King and I Jibreel Mawry - Motown, the Musical Jack McCarthy - Finding Neverland Dante Melucci - The School of Rock: The Musical Jenny Mollett - The Color Purple Sydney Morton - American Psycho, Flashdance, Motown the Musical, Evita, and Memphis Angeli Negron - Les Miserables Sawyer Nunes - Finding Neverland and Matilda the Musical Shannon O'Boyle - Once Tyrah Syke Odoms - Annie and The Lion King Madeleine Pace - Once Luca Padovan - The School of Rock: The Musical Gabriella Palminteri - Blue Bloods Anthony Pierini - Big Fish, Les Miserables, and Mary Poppins Gabby Pizzolo - Fun Home Ellie Poon - A Christmas Story the Musical Sam Poon - The King and I, MacBeth, and Les Miserables William Poon - The King and I & Beauty and the Beast Rachel Resheff - Fish in the Dark, The People in the Picture, Shrek the Musical, and Billy Elliot Christopher Paul Richards - Finding Neverland Taylor Richardson - Smokefall, Annie, A Most Violent Year, and Jack of the Red Hearts Julianna Rigoglioso - Sound of Music, Far from Heaven, Mary Poppins, and Table 58 Kitana Goyena Rojanatavorn - The King and I Sofia Roma Rubino - School of Rock: The Musical and Matilda: The Musical Isabella Russo - School of Rock: The Musical Sadie Seelert - Mary Poppins and A Little Princess Julian Silva - The Lion King and Les Miserables Eli Tokash - Finding Neverland Nicky Torchia - The King and I Joshua Turchin - Christmas Story Jeremy Villas - Kinky Boots Ashton Woerz - Pippin and Priscilla Queen of the Desert Rocco Wu - The King and I Timothy Yang - The King and I ... a preview of a new Broadway show (more...)

Omotenashi Journey Performs at New York's Got Talent Finals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey' is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent competition at The Elektra Theater tonight on Tuesday, April 26th. (more...)

Pepsi Unveils All New Emoji Collection So Fans Can #SayItWithPepsi
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Pepsi announces the expansion of its global PepsiMoji campaign, inviting fans across the U.S. to #SayItWithPepsi this summer. Emojis have evolved to become a truly universal language. They've grown to be more than mere icons, but cultural conversation starters. In fact, today, there are more than two billion smartphone users globally who send over six billion emojis on a daily basis*. (more...)

Scoop: GOOD MORNING AMERICA on ABC - Week of April 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, airing on ABC for the week of April 25, 2016! (more...)

MUSIQA to Present Mark Flood: Gratest Hits at CAMH This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Musiqa, two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, presents a free LOFT concert, Mark Flood: Gratest Hits at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston on Thursday, May 5 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Star Abigail Harrison to Perform at TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

10-year-old Abigail Harrison, who currently understudies Tori Murray in the award-winning musical smash RUTHLESS!, is set to perform at the 5th annual 'Tunes In Times Square' charity event on Sunday, May 1. (more...)

Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir Will Lead MATILDA in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Hannah Levinson, Jaime MacLean, and Jenna Weir will share the title role of Matilda. The rest of the cast will include: Paula Brancati (Miss Honey), Dan Chameroy (Miss Trunchbull), Keisha T. Fraser (Mrs. Phelps), Brandon McGibbon (Mr. Wormwood), and Darcy Stewart (Mrs. Wormwood).  (more...)

Lady Bunny to Perform TRANS-JESTER at The Stonewall Inn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

In The New York Times review of Lady Bunny's sold out solo show at La Escuelita, the legendary gay Latino nightclub In Times Square, reviewer David Rooney hailed Bunny as "authentically scary, sewer-mouthed, gutter-glam fierceness".  "She made me weep with laughter," he wrote, "often while groaning with disgust. And isn't that what the best low comedy is all about?" (more...)

NY Salsa Icons Larry Harlow and Marlow Rosado to Celebrate Album Release in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

?Critically-praised multi-GRAMMY Award winning artists, pianists, composers and orchestra directors, pioneering Salsa icon, Larry Harlow and Two-Time Grammy Award winning talent, Marlow Rosado will electrify New York City with their musical prowess during a landmark performance. (more...)

Under the Streetlamp, Featuring JERSEY BOYS Cast Members, Coming to Sioux Falls
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

UNDER THE STREETLAMP is coming to The Washington Pavilion for a live, one-night-only performance on April 20 at 7:30 p.m.  Featuring four leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including "JERSEY BOYS," UNDER THE STREETLAMP is a concert celebration of classic hits of American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s featuring 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...)

Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Performances Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

PERFECT CRIME, the Off-Broadway 'whodunit' that New York Magazine calls "a true New York murder mystery" and the New York Times calls "a crackling thriller" will start its milestone 30th year of performances on Monday, April 18th at 8PM - continuing on as the longest running play in the city's history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater in The Theater Center In Times Square (1627 Broadway) will have played over 11,899 performances since it first opened in 1987. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kelli O'Hara & More Set for New 42nd Street's Annual Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The New 42nd Street hosts its annual Gala, this year celebrating 25 years, tonight, April 11 at The New Victory Theater. The evening will honor Douglas Durst, Bruce C. Ratner, Daniel R. Tishman, and Mortimer B. Zuckerman with the Marian Heiskell Award and President of The New 42nd Street, Cora Cahan, with the New Victory Arts Award. Jane and Michael Eisner will serve as Gala honorary chairs. (more...)

Peter Gelb, Nina Stemme and More Discuss Patrice Chéreau's 'Elektra' at FIAF, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and the Metropolitan Opera in association with the International Friends of the International Lyric Art Festival Aix-en-Provence will present the talk Discovering Chéreau'sElektra at the Metropolitan Opera, on Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm at FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

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