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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/8-3/9/2014
by - Mar 9, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet ROCKY's Creative Heavyweights Alex Timbers, Steven Hoggett & Kelly Devine!
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2014

The new musical Rocky is currently in previews at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre ahead of an official bow on March 13. ROCKY brings to life the iconic and inspiring story of struggling small time Philly boxer, Rocky Balboa, who gets a once-in-a-lifetime shot to go the distance against heavyweight champ Apollo Creed. The production is directed by Alex Timbers, and features choreography by Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine. BroadwayWorld was with the trio as they were hanging out In Times Square and you can check out photos from the special photo shoot below! (more...)

New Documentary on Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Set for PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/7
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

The eight young men who make up the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all sons of Phil Cohran, a legendary Chicago trumpeter who turned his back on commercial music to pursue astral jazz (with Sun Ra), proto-funk, and a passionately Afrocentric lifestyle. (more...)

Belden Announces Silver Sponsorship at Datacenter Dynamics Event in New York
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Belden's Technical Solutions Manager, Michael Salvador, will speak on "Transition to the Hyper Data Center: Information Anytime, Anyplace and on Any Device" in Hall 4 from 2:50 to 3:30 p.m. He will join more than 30 experts from across the country who will be delivering a broad range of sessions on the latest data center trends, practices and technologies. (more...)

BELLO MANIA Returns to New Vic, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Bello Nock, the gravity-defying dude with the foot-high hair, returns to 42nd Street! 'America's Best Clown' (TIME Magazine) will tower above the audience on a 44-foot sway pole in just one of his many daredevil stunts during the new incarnation of his 2013 Drama Desk-nominated Bello Mania at The New Victory Theater In Times Square from April 4 - 20, 2014. (more...)

April's MIDNIGHT MOMENT to Showcase Young NYC Filmmakers from The Tribeca Film Fellows Program, 4/1-30
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts have partnered with Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) for the second time to present April's Midnight Moment. This month's film, Local/Express, is made by some of the 20 participants in this year's Tribeca Film Fellows® program, a year-long fellowship for New York City students aged 16-18. The film will premiere on Times Square's spectacular billboards just before midnight on Wednesday, April 1st, and play every night throughout April from 11:57 p.m.-midnight. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

Escoffier Culinary Schools Bring Top Chefs To NYC For A Night To Celebrate The Next Generation Of Culinary Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On March 5, the Escoffier Online International Culinary Academy and the Auguste Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts will host a major event in New York City at the W Hotel In Times Square. School executives along with top advisory board members, students, and world-renowned chefs will gather to explore the future of culinary education. (more...)

Broadway Vet Tituss Burgess Joins New NBC Comedy TOOKEN
by - Mar 3, 2014

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Broadway Vet Tituss Burgess Joins New NBC Comedy TOOKEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Deadline reports that Broadway vet Tituss Burgess has joined the cast of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock's new NBC 13-episode series TOOKEN. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2014 MAC Awards Ceremony!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club In Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the MAC Awards with Linda Lavin, Cady Huffman & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club In Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Behind the Scenes of the 2014 MAC Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club In Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Mary Lahti, Billie Roe & More Take Home 2014 Mac Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, held their 28th Annual MAC Awards celebration last evening at BB King's Blues club In Times Square. Winners in twenty-five categories were announced. The show was hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, multiple MAC Award winner and 2014 Nominee, Terese Genecco. The gala was produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. Don Rebic served as Musical Director. Presenters included Will Friedwald of the Wall Street Journal and designer Bob Mackie. (more...)

Linda Lavin and Marilyn Maye Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at 2014 MAC Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC) will celebrate its annual Gala tonight, March 27, 2014 at BB King's Blues Club In Times Square, hosted by the vivacious singer, band leader, and multiple MAC Award winner, Terese Genecco. The gala will be produced by Julie Miller and directed by Lennie Watts, the current MAC President. (more...)

Eddie Marrero and His Big Band Orchestra Set for CON AMOR, A CONCERT FIESTA on Cinco de Mayo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Eddie Marrero and his Big Band Orchestra 'Con Amor, A Concert Fiesta,' Monday, May 5 at 7 pm in the Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe In Times Square. (more...)

2014 Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards to be Held 4/25 at Broadway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the third annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut Place) on Friday, April 25, 2014. Schools and students from the state of Illinois are invited to submit and 24 finalists (12 actors & 12 actresses) will be invited to participate in the program. Sponsored by Grosh Backdrops & Drapery, the newly-established Illinois chapter of the National High School Musical Theater Awards serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony Award Winner CHRISTIAN HOFF on THE MIDTOWN MEN, JERSEY BOYS, VINEYARDS and More!
by Michael Mulhern - Mar 21, 2014

We speak with Tony Award Winner Christian Hoff on the brotherhood of the Midtown Men, his love of Jersey Boys, dream roles, vineyards and so much more! (more...)

Melbourne Season of Spiegelworld's EMPIRE Extends Through May 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

EMPIRE by Spiegelworld opened its return Melbourne season on the Rooftop at Crown last week to glowing reviews. Due to popular demand, Spiegelworld is delighted to announce that three new weeks have been added to the Melbourne season, with the hit spiegeltent show from New York City now playing until May 11 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Baby T from WALKING WITH DINOSAURS Takes Over Times Square
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Mar 21, 2014

Dinosaurs once again roam the earth when the spectacular production, WALKING WITH DINOSAURS THE ARENA SPECTACULAR, based on the award-winning BBC Television Series, returns to North America this summer. The show that critics have called 'awesome', 'spectacular' and 'breathtaking' will commence a new tour in Cleveland from July 9-13, 2014. This updated production will showcase changes to the dinosaurs based on the latest scientific research including the likely feathering of some species. Worldwide, more than eight million people have seen this show in 243 cities and over 2,000 performances. A baby Tyrannosaurus Rex, star of WALKING WITH DINOSAURS, was In Times Square yesterday and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special event. Check out photos below! (more...)

THE COLUMBINE PROJECT to Return to LA, 4/5-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Columbine Project returns to Los Angeles after its 2009 premiere and three month Off-Broadway run. (more...)

Official 2014 Tony Awards Calendar Announced; Nominees to Meet the Press on 4/30!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Tony Awards have announced that the Paramount Hotel will also host the Meet the Nominees Press Reception on Wednesday, April 30th and the 2014 Tony Nominee Luncheon on Tuesday, May 20th. Additionally, the Paramount Hotel will host the 2014 Tony Honors Cocktail Reception on Monday, June 2nd, which will present the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre, the Regional Theatre Award and celebrate the 2014 Special Award Recipients. The 2014 Tony Award Nominations on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. The live ceremony will take place at the Paramount Hotel's newly renovated Diamond Horseshoe. (more...)

Julien's Auction to Host Music Memorabilia for THE BEATLES 5/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Julien's Auctions, the world's premier entertainment and music memorabilia auction house, has announced Music Icons 2014 to be held Friday, May 16, 2014 and Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Hard Rock Cafe New York located at 1501 Broadway In Times Square (more...)

Aerva: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by Showing Your Love for Green on a Times Square Billboard and Receive a Free Keepsake Photograph
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - With Aerva's NYC Pic2Screen 'Show us your Irish-ness' campaign, anyone can tweet a picture to @AervaNYC or email to nyc@aerva.com and have their image appear on Clear Channel Spectacolor's board In Times Square. Submitters will also receive a free keepsake photo. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Ann Hampton Callaway, THE VAUDEVILLIANS & More Score 2014 Mac Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), dedicated to advancing the art and business of live entertainment, has announced the nominees for the 2014 MAC Awards. Winners in twenty-five categories will be voted by the MAC membership by anonymous ballot and announced at the MAC Awards Gala on March 27th at BB King's Blue Club In Times Square at: 237 W. 42 St between 7th and 8th Avenues. Tickets start at $50.00. For additional information on MAC, to become a member, or to order tickets to the event, visit: http://macnyc.com. (more...)

GOOD MORNING AMERICA Heads to Hollywood for THE OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

ABC News “Good Morning America” is heading to Hollywood for the Oscars®. Leading up to Hollywood's biggest night, GMA will countdown to the awards with daily segments on entertainment news, red carpet fashion trends, and interviews with the nominees. (more...)

Idina Menzel to Lead 'Let It Go' Sing-a-Long on GMA
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The sing-a-long will include musician and Tony Award winner Idina Menzel and surprise cameos from celebrities, You Tube versions from kids around the world, and 'Frozen' character's Princess Elsa and Princess Anna from Disney World.  (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks OSCAR Performance on GMA
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

In an interview with GMA, Idina Menzel, the Tony Award-winning singer behind the song's original vocals, said she's surprised by the way the song has caught on. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel & Cast of IF/THEN Lead FROZEN Singalong on GMA
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Thousands joined together for an epic coast-to-coast 'Frozen' singalong live today on 'Good Morning America,' from Tony Award-winning singer Idina Menzel and the cast of her highly anticipated new Broadway musical If/Then, to the New York City Children's Chorus, to fans who gathered In Times Square (more...)

CUNY TV to Air Encores of KINKY BOOTS - THE ROAD TO BROADWAY this Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Kinky Boots - The Road to Broadway, a presentation of CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY, returns for five encore broadcasts over the weekend beginning Friday, Feb. 28 (2014). Hosted by New York entertainment reporter Pat Collins, the popular show will air at 9am, 2pm and 8pm, and will repeat on Saturday 3/1 at 7pm and Sunday 3/2 at 8:30am. (more...)

MIDNIGHT MOMENT Presents Zach Nader's Film on Times Square Screens
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

March's Midnight Moment, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, features artist Zach Nader's film optional features shown, examining what happens when the product for sale is a mere ghost and the background comes to the foreground. The video will premiere on Times Square's billboards just before midnight on Saturday, March 1st, and play every night throughout March from 11:57 p.m.–midnight. For March'sMidnight Moment, TSAC and Times Square Arts have partnered with Moving Image, a video, film, and new media art fair that will take place March 6-9, 2014, at the Waterfront Tunnel event space in Chelsea. (more...)

Zach Nader's Films Are March's Midnight Moment in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

March's Midnight Moment, a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts, features artist Zach Nader's film optional features shown, examining what happens when the product for sale is a mere ghost and the background comes to the foreground. The video will premiere on Times Square's billboards just before midnight on Saturday, March 1st, and play every night throughout March from 11:57 p.m.–midnight. For March's Midnight Moment, TSAC and Times Square Arts have partnered with Moving Image, a video, film, and new media art fair that will take place March 6-9, 2014, at the Waterfront Tunnel event space in Chelsea. (more...)

Michael Riedel & More At IMUS ON BROADWAY Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 24, 2014

Controversial long-running radio personality Don Imus will return to New York for the fourth annual IMUS ON BROADWAY event next week, with a host of Broadway shows lined up for performances as well as an appearance by theatre gossip columnist Michael Riedel. (more...)

Ultra Clean Technology to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT),  a developer  and supplier  of critical subsystems, for the semiconductor capital equipment, medical device, energy, research, and flat panel industries, announced that Clarence Granger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Casey Eichler, Chief Financial Officer, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite In Times Square. In honor of the occasion, Clarence Granger will ring the Closing Bell. This event celebrates the 10 year anniversary of Ultra Clean's initial public offering. (more...)

Off-Broadway's PERFECT CRIME Celebrates 11,000th Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

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 celebrate a record breaking 11,000 performances today, February 19th at 2PM - continuing its record as the longest running play in NYC history. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Wild World of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 19, 2014

It's coming. Yes, it's really coming. 50 Shades! The Musical is about to open in Los Angeles on February 25th and audiences have never been crazier over a show than this one. (more...)

Michael Riedel & More At IMUS ON BROADWAY, 2/24
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 18, 2014

Controversial long-running radio personality Don Imus will return to New York for the fourth annual IMUS ON BROADWAY event next week, with a host of Broadway shows lined up for performances as well as an appearance by theatre gossip columnist Michael Riedel. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE FANTASTICKS, 4/17-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the world's longest running musical in the history of musicals, The Fantasticks, from April 17 - May 11 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Part of its "Season of Laughter and Love" presented by The Cliffs, the Playhouse is pleased to offer this installment of love, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, loosely based on the play "The Romancers" by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

Taking The Lid Off America's Trash Cans: GLAD Uncovers Country's Waste Habits With Photojournalist Peter Menzel
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ On average, Americans send about half of their waste to landfill. Focused on spreading awareness about this eye-opening issue, The Glad Products Company sponsored award-winning photojournalist Peter Menzel and writer Faith D'Aluisio's newest photo series, a project called 'Waste in Focus,' that takes a real life, moment-in-time look at what eight families around the country are recycling, composting and sending to landfill in a recent week. (more...)

WOMEN to Play Peoples Improv Theater, 4/15-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, the record- breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, will be running for a limited engagement from April 15 to May 6. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls', delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Rhode Island (more...)

THE COLUMBINE PROJECT Returns to LA, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

The Columbine Project returns to Los Angeles after its 2009 premiere and three month Off-Broadway run. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PRISCILLA Meets the Press; Show Opens 5/9
by Jory Rivera - Apr 4, 2014

The main cast of the Philippine premiere of Sydney-London's West End-Broadway musical PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT: Leo Tavarro Valdez (Tick/Mitzi), Jon Santos (Bernadette), Red Concepcion (Adam, Felicia), Michael Williams (Miss Understanding), Bituin Escalante (Diva), Lani Ligot (Diva), Timmy Canlas (Diva), and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (Marion), donned for the first time their '80s retro costumes, mainly designed by Edgar San Diego, before the members of the press Thursday, April 3, at Taps, Genting Club, Maxims Hotel. (more...)

Firsthand Account: Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir Launch HONEYBEELUJAH! in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Last night In Times Square, Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, launched their new campaign, HoneyBeeLujah!, with an hour-long action/performance in which the Reverend delivered the Choir's new manifesto, about big corporations' role in climate disruption and, specifically, the plight of the Honey Bee. (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the world's longest running musical in the history of musicals, The Fantasticks, from today, April 17 - May 11 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown. Part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by The Cliffs, the Playhouse is pleased to offer this installment of love, with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones, loosely based on the play 'The Romancers' by Edmond Rostand. (more...)

Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Announces Finalists; Ceremony Set for 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the twenty-four finalists for the Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. The finalists (12 young actors & 12 young actresses) have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) on Friday, April 25, 2014. (more...)

Reverend Billy & Stop Shopping Choir to Kick Off New Campaign in Times Square Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Reverend Billy & The Stop Shopping Choir, who first rose to international attention for their music-based challenge to consumerism, have turned their attention to big corporations' role in climate disruption. They take up the plight of the Honey Bee in their new campaign, HoneyBeeLujah!, which launches with an hour-long action this Thursday, April 17, In Times Square. The event will begin in front of the U.S. Armed Forces Times Square Recruiting Station at 6pm with the Reverend delivering the Choir's new manifesto. Then the activist-performers, adorned and accompanied by hundreds of Honey Bees handmade by Savitri D. and the Choir, will move throughout what Reverend Billy calls the "Stonehenge of Logos" at New York's most famous intersection. (more...)

Eddie Marrero & Big Band Orchestra to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Eddie Marrero and his Big Band Orchestra 'Con Amor, A Concert Fiesta,' Monday, May 5 at 7 pm in the Laurie Beechman Theatre at West Bank Cafe In Times Square. Eddie Marrero is bringing plenty of Latin heat to rat-pack era standards from his latest album: 'Con Amor,' a compilation of classic songs made famous by the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole such as All of Me, Besame Mucho, My Way, I've Got You Under My Skin, and many others. The Songs are performed in Spanish and English in what can only be described as a thrilling experience that is not to be missed; where cultural barriers are broken and Latin Jazz and Pop take on new meaning as they soar into the stratosphere in the universal language of love. The Great American Songbook never sounded so good and will have audiences dancing in their seats if not on their feet. Caliente! (more...)

WOMEN Plays Peoples Improv Theater, Now thru 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, the record- breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, will be running for a limited engagement from today, April 15 to May 6. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls', delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show. (more...)

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