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Walter Kerr Theatre (New York, NY)
219 West 48th St.

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of DADDY LONG LEGS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2016

From the creator of Jane Austen's EMMA and the adaptor of Les Miserables comes an intimate musical valentine that captivated the Bay Area and has since charmed audiences in London, Tokyo, and New York. Its joyous return for the holidays is set in suffragette-era New England, where a spirited orphan girl is sent to a prestigious college by a mysterious benefactor. Her heart-warming journey to independence, education, and romance is chronicled in a wealth of witty letters and glorious songs.  Watch highlights of the show below! (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Post +11% Year-to-Year Audience Increase
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the nation's #1 Sunday morning news program, posted an +11% year-to-year audience increase, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Sunday, Dec. 4. (more...)

BWW Review: Jane Austen Fans Embrace an Enchanting New MISS BENNET
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 6, 2016

It's the holidays at Pemberley. One might expect lavish decorations, ornate rooms, and a ball to be had any day now. But it's not the eclectic library or drawing room (more Longbourn than Pemberley in style) that stands out in Marin Theatre Company's latest production - although the tree does receive a few pleasant jabs throughout. Playwrights Laura Gunderson and Margot Melcon treat us to a family Christmas in which the Bennet sisters continue to meddle, prattle and all together steal our hearts. (more...)

Netflix Announces Slate of Originals at 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Netflix unveiled its expanded slate of diverse originals making their world premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which will include four original features, one original documentary feature, and episodes of two hotly-anticipated doc series. With a roster of talent including Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford, Elijah Wood, Rashida Jones, Melanie Lynskey, Riley Keough, Jesse Plemons, and Alfre Woodard, the titles selected for Sundance Film Festival highlight the diversity and breadth of creativity found at Netflix. (more...)

Scoop: MADAM SECRETARY on CBS - Sunday, December 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on MADAM SECRETARY, airing on CBS on Sunday, December 25, 2016! (more...)

PHOTO: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch & More Attend Wedding of GLEE Star Rebecca Tobin
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

On Saturday, December 3rd, GLEE star Jane Lynch officiated at the wedding of her cast mate Becca Tobin, who tied the knot with her boyfriend, Zach Martin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Ends 2016 With Another Guinness Book of World Records Entry
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for the second time, having sold the most expensive dress ever to be auctioned. (more...)

by Don Grigware - Dec 5, 2016

One thing is perfectly clear. Jane Wagner's perspective of the 80s, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a brilliant piece of writing. When Lily Tomlin performed it in the 80s (the film version was released in 1991) as a one-woman play, portraying all twelve characters, the charm of the play was watching Tomlin's ingenious skill. She flawlessly slipped in and out of all the characters, female and male, without changing makeup, hair or clothes. It was a phenomenal performance. Now thirty years later, Wagner and Tomlin have adapted the work for a cast of 12 actors under the direction of Ken Sawyer, which opened in October and has been extended until December 11 only at the LGBT Center on the Ed Gould Plaza at McCadden Place, Hollywood. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Greenlights Scripted True-Crime Movie FINAL VISION Starring Scott Foley & Dave Annable
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today the greenlight of a new scripted movie, FINAL VISION from Lincoln Square Productions. (more...)

by Roger Catlin - Dec 5, 2016

When every theater company feels compelled to do something Christmas-themed come December, it can lead to either overusing certain titles or creating fluffy trifles. (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Releases Official Trailer & Key Art for Unscripted Series CHASING CAMERON
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

From live chats to quick snaps and everything in between, prepare to put your best face forward as Netflix releases the official trailer for its new unscripted series CHASING CAMERON, which follows digital influencer Cameron Dallas. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Stages Bay Area Premiere of Amy Herzog's BELLEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Custom Made Theatre Company opens 2017 with the Bay Area Premiere of Belleville, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog.  The thriller is directed by M. Graham Smith.  It runs January 4-28 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in San Francisco. (more...)

Scoop: SCREAM QUEENS on FOX - Today, December 6, 2016
by - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on SCREAM QUEENS, airing on FOX on today, December 6, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Laura Osnes Invites Her Audience to Ponder What Ifs in THE PATHS NOT TAKEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Dec 5, 2016

Laura Osnes, Tony-nominated for originating title roles in BONNIE & CLYDE and CINDERELLA, has devoted an entire cabaret act to pondering that hypothetical what if. Bringing an updated version of her show THE PATHS NOT TAKEN back to Feinstein's/54 Below for a four-performance run beginning November 27, Osnes exclusively performed songs which have never seen the light from shows that she nearly booked and either didn't get or had to back out of for one reason or another. (more...)

Production Begins on Investigation Discovery's First Movie DATING GAME KILLER
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Today, Investigation Discovery (ID) announced the commission of DATING GAME KILLER from Thinkfactory Media. Production is currently underway for ID's first ever true-crime movie, set to premiere in early 2017 on America's leading mystery and suspense television network. (more...)

BWW Review: Gallery Players' 13: THE MUSICAL Brings Back All Painful Awkwardness of Middle School
by Paul Batterson - Dec 5, 2016

Ahhh, the joys of middle school: three years of bad skin, Mrs. Goldsmith's English class, bullies, popularity contests, and enough deep, emotional scars to fill therapists' offices for years to come. The Gallery Players production of 13: THE MUSICAL, the witty and at times painfully accurate depiction of that delightful time right before high school, is dead on the money. (more...)

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Jermyn Street Theatre, 3 December 2016
by Cindy Marcolina - Dec 4, 2016

Two Bit Classics, Joannah Tincey and Nick Underwood have brought their successful touring two-actor production of Pride & Prejudice to London. Through a mixture of dialogue and third-person narrative, Tincey and Underwood inhabit all the characters of Jane Austen's beloved novel, which means quick successions of back-and-forth exchanges, sometimes even carried out by the same actor. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 4, 2016


The Seeing Place Announces Modern-Dress, Uncut Production of MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

What do you feel you are owed in this world? What are you willing to do to get it? To complete the season's theme, 'But Who Am I, Really,' The Seeing Place presents one of Shakespeare's greatest stories in a way rarely seen it before: with a deep emphasis on text that's understandable, presented in modern dress to deeply connect the audience to the play's relevance today. (more...)

PHOTO: Lea Michele Shares Photos from Mini GLEE Reunion at Becca Tobin's Wedding!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Several of your favorite Glee actors had a mini-reunion up in the mountains this weekend, and for the sweetest reason: former cast member Becca Tobin married Zach Martin in a ceremony officiated by Jane Lynch, and many of Tobin's fellow co-stars were on hand to celebrate. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016. (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2016

'Something that's sure to please everyone in 2017,' is the promise of Cumberland County Playhouse producing director Bryce McDonald while announcing the upcoming season at the award-winning theatrical venue located in the hill of Tennessee. (more...)

BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS at GSP is an Enthralling New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 3, 2016

'Daddy Long Legs' is now onstage at George Street Playhouse through December 24th. Directed by Michael Mastro and starring Ben Michael and Elise, Vannerson, this enthralling new musical is sure to please metro area audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: Nick Cordero Leads Robert De Niro/Jerry Zaks-Directed A BRONX TALE To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2016

When the new musical based on Chazz Palminteri's autobiographical solo play, A BRONX TALE had its world premiere at New Jersey's Paper Mill Playhouse earlier this year, it boasted a solid first act, a terrific star performance by Nick Cordero, an Alan Menken/Glenn Slater song that every Sinatra-styled saloon singer will want to grab. It also featured some of those traditional second act problems that often plague new musicals looking for a Broadway home. (more...)

West Michigan Expressions of Faith: Religious Artwork and Rare Manuscripts at the Muskegon Museum of Art
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present Expressions of Faith: Religious Works from the Permanent Collection with Rare Manuscripts from the Van Kampen Collection as its main winter exhibition. (more...)

'ALLO 'ALLO Star Arthur Bostrom to Join Cast of OUT OF ORDER UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Full casting has been announced for Out of Order, the Olivier Award-winning comedy returning to the stage in 2017 a gleeful new production directed by playwright Ray Cooney, ('THE MASTER OF FARCE' - The Telegraph), who is celebrating seventy years in the industry. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsals for Sheffield Crucible's Christmas show, Annie Get Your Gun, in which she plays gun-totin' Annie Oakley. Previews begin on 9 December. (more...)

'tis the Season For a Merry Mikado in Port Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Taking the sea air on the historic ketch Falie at Port Adelaide are two Yum Yums from the Mikado in Port Adelaide. Sarah Jane Pattichis and Grace Bawden both play Yum Yum, one of the three little maids, but on alternate nights on 9 and 11 December at 7.30pm at the Harts Mill Complex Port Adelaide. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

Give the Gift of Theatre This Season at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Looking to share the joy of live theatre with those around you this holiday season? George Street Playhouse can be your one-stop shop for gifts and stocking stuffers this year. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Richard Ridge Chats with Heidi Blickenstaff, Terrence Mann, and More on the Red Carpet of A BRONX TALE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was live on the red carpet at the opening night of A BRONX TALE. See who he got to chat with below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16, airing on NBC (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards Update - Julian Decker, Sarah Watts Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Salt Lake City Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards Update - Randall Scott Carpenter, Callan Barth Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Dreambeach Announce Phase One Line-Up with Marco Carola, Maya Jane Coles, Andy C, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Ahead of its fifth-anniversary celebrations, Dreambeach Festival have announced the first wave of names for their beachside festival set to take place on 10-15th August 2017. (more...)

ADVENTURE CLUB Debut Album 'Red // Blue' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Montreal electronic music duo Adventure Club-Christian Srigley and Leighton James-celebrate the release of their full-length debut album RED // BLUE today (December 2) via BMG (more...)

BWW Interview: IMPRO's Producing Artistic Director DAN O'CONNOR Talks Holiday Extravaganza
by Don Grigware - Dec 2, 2016

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents the World Premiere of Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza, from LA's Impro Theatre, the creators and performers of the wildly popular Jane Austen UnScripted. Impro Theatre's 1966 Holiday Variety Extravaganza is created especially for The Broad Stage. Over their history, the company has produced a bevy of mainstage shows including: Shakespeare UnScripted, Film Noir UnScripted, Twilight Zone UnScripted, Sondheim UnScripted, Dickens UnScripted, The Western UnScripted, Tennessee Williams UnScripted, Chekhov UnScripted, along with Fairytales UnScripted and Jane Austen UnScripted, which both previously ran at The Broad Stage. This new production marks the group's 10th anniversary. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Musical Adaptation of SOAPDISH in London in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sources report that Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth may be making her return to the London stage in in George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics) musical SOAPDISH. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct Michael Weller's JERICHO Reading at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company continues its Ghostlight Reading Series with JERICHO by Michael Weller on Monday, December 19 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Austin Pendleton is set to direct. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Street Playhouse Presents DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

George Street Playhouse presents Daddy Long Legs, a romantic holiday musical running from November 29 through December 24 at the New Brunswick theatre. The musical, with book by two-time Tony Award winner John Caird(Les Miserables, Nicholas Nickleby) and music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Jane Eyre), stars Ben Michael as Jervis, the titular 'Daddy Long Legs' who anonymously sponsors the college education of Elise Vannerson's Jerusha. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Cast Announced for Lawrence Dial's DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA at 4th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Wheelhouse Theater Company is pleased to present the World Premiere of Lawrence Dial's DANNYKRISDONNAVERONICA, directed by Jeff Wise at the 4th Street Theater (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) January 7-28. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards Update - Dan Chameroy, Sara Farb Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra's 2016 Annual Meeting today celebrated the artistic and financial milestones of the Orchestra's 2015-16 season, a year in which the Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall and Europe, completed its celebrated Sibelius symphonies recording cycle, launched a new education program for high school students—and achieved a balanced budget. Marilyn Carlson Nelson, who was announced as the Orchestra's Chair Elect in September, was elected Board Chair by the Orchestra's Board of Directors, succeeding Warren Mack, who completed a two-year term.  (more...)

Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 12-18, featuring Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's Guide to Christmas, Frank DiLella's "ShowBiz After Hours" with Nikki M. James, Matt Doyle, Michael Longoria & Alysha Umphress, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Teen Angels Compete For A Second Chance in RIDE THE CYCLONE
by Michael Dale - Dec 1, 2016

For a musical about the accidental death of six teenagers and a contest to select just one of them to return to life, Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond's Ride the Cyclone, mounted by MCC after development in Canadian cabarets and a successful Chicago run, is curiously lacking in any kind of emotion or tension. (more...)

Lorna Landvik's PARTY IN THE REC ROOM to Open New Year's Eve at Bryant Lake Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Laughter is the best medicine - and PARTY IN THE REC ROOM will help fill much-needed prescriptions! Ready to wring out 2016 and ring in 2017? Join host Lorna Landvik as she opens her all-improvised, one-woman comedy extravaganza on New Year's Eve in a special 10:00pm show, and continues through the month of January on Friday and Saturday nights at 7:00pm at the Bryant Lake Bowl, 810 W. Lake St. in Minneapolis. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Marin Theatre Company decks the halls-and stage-this holiday season with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,by Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, and  MTC's former Director of New Play Development Margot Melcon. This light-hearted continuance of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice picks up two years after the end of Austen's tale, with the focus this time on middle sister Mary Bennet, now a talented and confident young woman who comes into her own with curiosity and wit while visiting the Darcy household at Pemberley for the winter holiday.  (more...)

LIE, CHEAT, GENUFLECT Takes to the Stage at Carrollwood Players
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Carrollwood Players Theatre opens the new year on January 6 with the comedy LIE, CHEAT, AND GENUFLECT by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore. Loaded with sight gags and puns, LIE, CHEAT AND GENUFLECT tells the tale of two brothers, Billy and Tom, part of the black sheep side of the family, who are convinced they've been left out of their millionaire Grandpa Buckle's will. (more...)

Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing at Irish Arts Center 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Irish Arts Center, which projects a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, is pleased to present Voices Carry: A Celebration of Women Writing, December 6. Organized by author and playwright Honor Molloy and directed by Kira Simring, the event features Ms. Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai and Orlagh Cassidy in dramatic readings of 20th Century works spanning a variety of forms, including memoir, novels, poetry, drama, and radio. The featured texts-by renowned contemporary authors Anne Enright andEdna O'Brien; playwright Gina Moxley; and late writers including Leland Bardwell, Maeve Brennan, Elizabeth Bowen, Lucy Grealy, Maura Laverty, and Claire McAllister-explore the humor, depth, and resilience of Irish and Irish American women. (more...)

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