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2017 Electronic Music Cruises Wrap with Two Stellar Sailings of Music, Fun & Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Premiere electronic music cruise HOLY SHIP! has completed its 2017 tours aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Epic, presented in partnership by HARD Events, Cloud 9 Adventures and The Bowery Presents. (more...)

Flat Stanley, Mary Poppins and More Set for young company's Winter Festival at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

the young company Winter Festival includes four fully-staged productions: family-friendly The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Junior takes us on an incredible adventure all across the globe, while The Emperor's New Clothes teaches us to open our eyes to what's right in front of us! Mary Poppins uses magic, common sense, and a spoonful of sugar to teach the entire Banks family to value one another. Lastly, the dark and edgy Sweeney Todd shows us just how far some will go for those they love. (more...)

ZOOLANDER, BATMAN V SUPERMAN Top Nominations for 37th Annual RAZZIE AWARDS; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive that this year's 37th Annual Razzie® Awards is expanding from 5 nominees to an unprecedented 6 contenders in each of its 9 Worst Achievement in Film categories. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Announces 2017 North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

February brings DSI Comedy Theater's largest event of the year. This year, it is giving DSI a chance to showcase a new direction and continue it's 16 year tradition of showcasing comedy from up and down the east coast and across the country. (more...)

Monterey Jazz Festival to Receive 30K Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $30 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: Brynn Bonne - The Top 10 Audition Song 'Dont's' for Teenage Actresses
by Guest Blogger: Brynn Bonne - Jan 23, 2017

I have been involved in theatre for a long time in many aspects. From being a performer, to doing tech to being an audition reader, I have heard, seen and participated in many auditions. Yes there are many overdone songs, and many posts about them too,  but there are many 'do nots' as well. Here are the top ten 'don'ts' for all you teenage actresses going on your next audition. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jeanie Hackett on Her LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Into O'Neill's NIGHT & Into the LA Theatre Scene
by Gil Kaan - Jan 23, 2017

A long-time Los Angeles Theatre contributor, Jeanie Hackett has acted, directed and overseen two theatre companies (so far) - Antaeus and The Classical Theatre Lab. Before her latest directorial project LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT opens January 31 at The Geffen Playhouse, Jeanie took some time out of rehearsals to chat with BroadwayWorld and myself. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 23, 2017

A lot can change in 500 years. Our world (and worldview) is so different than our ancestors who lived that long ago. But one thing that is as true in 2017 as it was back in the 16th century, is that audiences love a good comedy. And that is why William Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, now playing at Hartford Stage, still works, still gets laughs, and still ultimately entertains almost 500 years since its debut. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 82nd year with preview performances beginning on February 17, and the season officially kicks off Friday night, February 24, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (director, Shana Cooper). (more...)

Freeform Announces February Funday Weekend Long Programming Event
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Are you holding out for a hero? Wait no more. Freeform's Funday weekend features a horde of heroes from beloved Disney movies, including the premiere of Disney's “Big Hero 6,” starting SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18 and continuing through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Orders Season 2 of Hit Forensic Series THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today that production is currently underway on a second season of THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, the gripping series that brings audiences inside the work of seasoned coroner Graham Hetrick. (more...)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Will Write Next Chapter on the Road in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Audiences will get to know the next chapter of BRIGHT STAR's story on the road this season. Producer Joey Parnes announced today that the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will launch a national tour in 2017-2018 season. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jessica Lange & Susan Sarandon Star in FX Original Series FEUD
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

They drove fans wild. They drove each other crazy. FX's new original series FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN from Ryan Murphy premieres March 5th. (more...)

Latest Presenters Announced at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards
by Movies News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Millie Bobby Brown, Sophia Bush, Gabrielle Carteris, Common, Rashida Jones, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Alia Shawkat, Finn Wolfhard and Steven Yeun will be presenters at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

Behringer Harvard Sued in Federal Court for $100MM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

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Disney Jr's MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS Tracks as #1 Cable Telecast in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

After clocking 10 years of 'Mickey Mouse Clubhouse' success, Live + 3 day ratings for the premiere of the animated series MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS track as the #1 cable TV telecast in over one year among Kids 2-5 (more...)

BWW Review: ROE at Arena is Fiery, Funny and Heartbreaking
by Hannah Menchhoff - Jan 20, 2017

In Washington D.C. we are at the center of political activity. Today we inaugurate the 45th President of the United States and tomorrow thousands are expected to attend the Women's March on Washington. In light of this, the world premiere of ROE at Arena Stage was all the more timely. (more...)

Ars Nova and WP Theater Present SUNDOWN, YELLOW MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Ars Nova and WP Theater are pleased to present the world premiere of Sundown, Yellow Moon (February 28-April 1), a nighttime play, with songs, by Rachel Bonds, directed by Anne Kauffman (OBIE and Drama Desk Award winner), with songs by the indie-folk duo The Bengsons (Hundred Days) and additional lyrics by Bonds. (more...)

Idina Menzel, Ariana Grande & More Expected to Join Women's March in LA
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Nearly 70,000 people are expected to attend the Women's March in downtown Los Angeles this Saturday, January 21st. The event is one of several planned protests to be held throughout the country. (more...)

Nicholas Lyndhurst Joins Katherine Jenkins and Alfie Boe in CAROUSEL at the London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Nicholas Lyndhurst (Star Keeper) joins the previously announced Alfie Boe (Billy Bigelow) and Katherine Jenkins (Julie Jordan) in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, the third production in the partnership between The GradeLinnit Company and English National Opera (ENO). (more...)

Vision Latino Theatre Company to Launch Second Season with JUST LIKE US
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Vision Latino Theatre Company (VLTC) kicks off their Second Season with Karen Zacarias, Just Like Us. Performance of Just Like Us will be held at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W Chicago Ave.). (more...)

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for ONE LOVE: THE BOB MARLEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Full casting has been announced for One Love: The Bob Marley Musical which premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in March.  (more...)

Marcus Hiles -- On Creating Pet-Friendly Environment in Western Rim's Upscale Community Developments
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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NHS Nurses Offered Free Tickets to Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth are offering nurses free seats to see the Dress Rehearsal of their new musical comedy THE GIRLS at the Phoenix Theatre in London on Saturday 28 January at 2.30pm (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN on THE CW - Monday, February 6, 2017
by - Jan 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on Jane THE VIRGIN, airing on THE CW on Monday, February 6, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Adam Sandler Stars in Netflix Original Film SANDY WEXLER
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The '90s was the decade of Bill Clinton, the Macarena, dial-up internet… and Sandy Wexler. One thing is for sure - Hollywood wasn't ready for a talent manager like Sandy. (more...)

Ellen, 'Deadpool', Fifth Harmony Among PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS Winners; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 aired live on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER Kicks Off 15th Season on HBO, Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER kicks off its 15th season FRIDAY, JAN. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), with a replay at midnight, exclusively on HBO. (more...)

2016 BWW Cabaret Awards: Celia Berk and Sidney Myer Win Top Show Honors; Betty Buckley and Tony Yazbeck are Top Celebs
by Ashley Steves - Jan 19, 2017

BREAKING NEWS: The votes are in and the results are official for the fifth annual BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards. More than 32,000 votes were cast this year for the excellent performers and shows in 16 categories. BroadwayWorld would like to extend congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Daniel Jenkins and Melissa van der Schyff's BORROWED CASH: BUSTED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Tony Award Nominee Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) are teaming up to perform at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) in a creatively refreshing concert, 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM. The concert - performed completely in alter ego, blending comedy and documentary film within a live rock and blues concert setting - is directed by Gina Rattan (Matilda, Cinderella) with Jesse Weiner serving as music director and arranger.  (more...)

Stephen Rea and Richard Shiff to Guest Star in Starz Spy Thriller COUNTERPART
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Starz announced today that Oscar®-nominated actor Stephen Rea (The Honourable Woman, V for Vendetta, The Crying Game), Emmy®-award winner Richard Schiff (“The Affair,” “Ballers,” “The West Wing”) and Sarah Bolger (“Agent Carter,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Into the Badlands”) have joined the STARZ Original series COUNTERPART as recurring guest stars. (more...)

Jane Lynch to Portray Janet Reno in Discovery's 'Unibomber' Series MANIFESTO
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Discovery Channel announced today that Golden Globe and two-time Emmy winner Jane Lynch ('Glee,' 'Hollywood Game Night') has been cast in its upcoming highly-anticipated scripted series MANIFESTO (more...)

BWW Review: LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Jan 19, 2017

It's like 'Some Like It Hot' meets 'Nuns on the Run!' (more...)

Jane Martin's H2O Runs Next Month at Rep Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Rep Stage, the regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), continues its 24th season with Jane Martin's "H2O," directed by Kasi Campbell. "H20" transports audiences into the reclusive, madcap world of Jane Martin's drama/comedy/love story about self-destruction, notoriety, and the dark journey to purity and salvation. "H2O" opens February 15, 2017, with a limited run through March 5. (more...)

Mystery Writers of America Announces the 2017 Edgar Award Nominations; Gala to Take Place in NYC, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Mystery Writers of America celebrates the 208th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe by announcing the Nominees for the 2017 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2016. The Edgar Awards will be presented to the winners at the 71st Gala Banquet, April 27, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ford the River for a First Look at THE OREGON TRAIL at Fault Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Fault Line Theatre presents THE OREGON TRAIL, a new play written by Bekah Brunstetter ('This Is Us,' Be A Good Little Widow) and directed by Geordie Broadwater (The Flies, And to the Republic). THE OREGON TRAIL began previews on January 13, 2017 at WP Theater (2162 Broadway at 76th Street, New York, NY 10024), with an opening night currently scheduled for January 22, 2017. THE OREGON TRAIL will run through February 12, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New British Musical, THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017. (more...)

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on CRIMINAL MINDS, airing on CBS on Wednesday, February 1, 2017! (more...)

Casey Affleck, Octavia Spencer & More to Preseent at 23rd Annual SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Lucas Hedges, Taraji P. Henson, Brie Larson, Janelle Monáe, Viggo Mortensen and Octavia Spencer will be presenters at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

Scoop: JANE THE VIRGIN on THE CW - Monday, January 30, 2017
by - Jan 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on Jane THE VIRGIN, airing on THE CW on Monday, January 30, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lisa Loomer's ROE Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Following an acclaimed run at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Lisa Loomer's world-premiere drama Roe makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Directed by Bill Rauch, the drama focuses on the two women at the heart of the landmark Roe v. Wade case-plaintiff Norma McCorvey and her attorney Sarah Weddington-and documents their shockingly divergent journeys following the case, that would come to mirror the polarization in American culture. Roe is a co-production with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory Theatre and runs January 12-February 19, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities in D.C. below! (more...)

New Jack The Ripper Musical LIGHT & SHADOW to be Presented in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

No witnesses. No evidence. All that remains are the chilling photographs of the victims. How do you root out a killer? (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Announces New Board of Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Jacob's Pillow Dance announces today the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees: MacArthur Genius Fellow and Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Kyle Abraham; former New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan; lawyer, teacher, and active member of the Massachusetts community Diane Patrick; and Berkshires-based gallerist Sienna Patti. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals! Continues 2nd Season with Sondheim's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, continues its second season with the acclaimed tribal Stephen Sondheim musical,Assassins. A multiple Tony Award-winning theatrical tour-de-force, Assassins combines Sondheim's signature blend of intelligently stunning lyrics and beautiful music with a panoramic story of our nation's culture of celebrity and the violent means some will use to obtain it, embodied by America's four successful and five would-be presidential assassins. Bold, original, disturbing, and alarmingly funny, Assassins is perhaps the most controversial musical ever written, making a great show for Bay Area Muscials' second season. (more...)

ASSASSINS to Open Lyric Theatre's 2017 Season with a Bang
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Lyric Theatre will open its 2017 season next month at the Plaza Theatre with the powerful Tony Award-winning musical ASSASSINS. (more...)

Jussie Smollett Added to Performance Lineup for Langston Hughes Celebration 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph St, presents a star-studded celebration for legendary American author, activist and thinker Langston Hughes' 115th birthday on Wednesday, February 1 at 8:00 p.m. which is also the first day of Black History Month. Performances include readings of poetry by Hughes plus music that he wrote, inspired and/or enjoyed. (more...)

Meet the Full Cast of NOLI ME TANGERE, THE OPERA 60th-Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) and J&S Productions Inc., in cooperation with Ayala Foundation, have announced the full cast for the 60th-anniversary production of the Philippines' first full-length opera, Noli Me Tangere, an opera by National Artists Felipe de Leon and Guillermo Tolentino, directed by Jerry Sibal, featuring the newly formed 53-piece Noli Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera. (more...)

LiveConnections Celebrates Black History Month With Innovative Partnerships
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

LiveConnections, Philadelphia's collaborative music-making nonprofit in residence at World Cafe Live, is hosting a series of unique and innovative programs throughout the month of February that celebrate Black History Month through education programs, live performance, and more. (more...)

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