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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...)

VIDEO: THE GREAT COMET Cast Celebrate Female Empowerment with PUSSY POWER
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Three "Great Comet" Broadway cast members - Cathryn Wake, Mary Page Nance, and Lauren Zakrin - created a music video for the original song "Pussy Power", featuring women and all-gendered allies celebrating female empowerment while reclaiming the word "pussy". Check out the video below! (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre Takes Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Arizona Broadway Theatre will celebrate its fifth annual "ABT Takes Manhattan" trip to New York City and Broadway in early June. Thirty-two patrons will join representatives from the ABT staff for six days and five nights in the Big Apple. Highlights of the trip will include Broadway shows, behind-the-scenes theatre experiences, and unique dining opportunities. (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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'SWINGING WITH SINATRA' to Benefit Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation at UCPAC
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

'Swinging with Sinatra, A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack' event will take place at 8:00 p.m. on June 3, 2017 at Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065. All profits from the event will be donated to Children's Specialized Hospital Foundation. (more...)


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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...)

National Geographic Encounter 'OCEAN ODYSSEY' to Open This Fall in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Opening October 2017 and located in the heart of New York City's Times Square, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey will be a first-in-kind immersive entertainment experience that transports audiences on an incredible, never-before-seen undersea journey. (more...)

Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Following three previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young for three performances only-Thursday, August 10 (8 p.m.), Friday, August 11 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 12 (7 p.m.). (more...)

BWW Review: HAVEN ROOFTOP for Prix Fixe Pre-Theater Dining in Times Square
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 4, 2017

Haven Rooftop has a wonderful prix fixe 3-course pre-theatre dinner special for only $49.00. It is served from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm daily, ideal timing for after a matinee or before evening performances. (more...)

FLYER GUY, One-Man Show About Working in Times Square, to Play FringePVD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

On July 26th (8PM) and July 27th (10PM) Flyer Guy, David Lawson's one-man show of his funniest and wildest stories from four years of handing out flyers In Times Square, plays the Waterfire Arts Center as a part of FringePVD. (more...)

BWW Review: 1984 Takes Playgoers Back To The Future
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2017

Ronald Reagan was re-elected president, the first human baby conceived by artificial insemination was born and the Tigers won the World Series, but for much of the world, the public perception of the year 1984 was forever shaped in 1949, with the publishing of George Orwell's dystopian novel, titled 'Nineteen Eighty-Four.' (more...)

Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Juan Carlos Ortega of BLUE FIN in Times Square
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 21, 2017

Juan Carlos Ortega, the Executive Chef of Blue Fin at the W Hotel In Times Square, is in our 'Chef Spotlight.' (more...)

Sony Pictures & Dell Team Up on SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Global Integrated Campaign
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

When SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING swings into theaters July 7, Dell will be at Sony Pictures' side for all the action. Dell teamed up with Sony Pictures, a long time Dell customer and partner, to take collaborations to the next level with Spider-Man: Homecoming. (more...)

Photo: Jeremy Jordan, Shoshana Bean Open TrevorLIVE with Original Musical Number
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Last night The Trevor Project hosted its 2017 TrevorLIVE New York gala at the Marriot Marquis In Times Square. The event featured special performances by Grammy Award-winning rock band Imagine Dragons and Broadway stars Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan. (more...)

Red Lobster' Celebrates Lobster & Shrimp Summerfest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Red Lobster is celebrating summer with the return of Lobster & Shrimp Summerfest, featuring six limited-time seasonally-inspired dishes, including NEW! Cape Cod Shrimp and Chips featuring Cape Cod kettle chip-crusted shrimp. (more...)

OUTFRONT Media Partners with Brooks Brothers To Debut Its New Collection Featuring Supima' Cotton Across Innovative Out-Of-Home Properties in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

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Aman Mojadidi's ONCE UPON A PLACE Brings Phone Booths and Immigrant Histories to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Times Square Arts and artist Aman Mojadidi bring Once Upon a Place, an interactive public art installation that creates a platform for immigrant voices, to Duffy Square (46th Street and 7th Avenue) from June 27- September 5. Visitors will be invited to open the door of one of three repurposed telephone booths, pick up the receiver, and listen to oral histories of immigration from the newest New Yorkers. Visitors can also open the phone book inside each booth to read more about the storytellers' communities both here in New York and the countries they have traveled from, and to leave behind a part of their own story if they wish. The installation will include 70 different stories that will last anywhere between 2 and 15 minutes.  There will be a press opening ceremony on Tuesday, June 27th at 11:00 am after which the installation will be open to the public.   (more...)

79-Foot-Tall Amazon Echo Replica Takes Over Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

As part of a groundbreaking advertising campaign for Amazon Music, OUTFRONT Media Inc. (NYSE: OUT), one of the largest out-of-home media companies in North America, and Rapport, the out-of-home media buying and planning agency of IPG Mediabrands, today unveiled a 79-foot-tall Amazon Echo replica in New York City's Times Square. (more...)

Scoop: DOWNWARD DOG on ABC - Tuesday, June 27, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOWNWARD DOG, airing on ABC on Tuesday, June 27, 2017! (more...)

World Renown Music Artists BTS Celebrate 4th Anniversary as a Band
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

World renowned music artists BTS, tomorrow celebrate their fourth Anniversary as a band. With internationally viral videos and an ARMY of fans pushing the band to unprecedented fame, BTS thanks fans for the well wishes releasing a steady stream of content since the end of last week. (more...)

June 6th Folk Song Festival Hunan (Nanshan) Makes Appearance in Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

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Algonquin Theater Productions Presents THE BET as Part of Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Algonquin Theater Productions, in association with What If Productions is proud to present The Bet, a new musical by Tony Sportiello and David Wolfson, as part of this year's Midtown International Theatre Festival. The two person musical is directed by Tom Herman, and features the talents of Dana Aber and Spencer Plachy. Performances are Wednesday, July 26th at 6pm, Friday, July 28th at 7:15pm and Saturday, July 29th at 4pm. The show is slated to run Off Broadway in the fall of 2017. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

River To River Festival 2017 Kicks Off June 14-25 Across Lower Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 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...)

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...)

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