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Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Holds 'Rock-A-Long' Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only tonight 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, Audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

OWN's GREENLEAF is Most-Watched New Cable Show of the Summer
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

OWN's hit drama series GREENLEAF is the most watched new cable show of the summer, and year to date is the #1 original cable series on Wednesday nights for women. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD to Play the Orpheum This Winter; Tickets on Sale Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group is delighted to announce that the U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the historic Orpheum Theatre from January 24th to January 29th. Tickets will go on sale Friday, November 11th at 10 AM. (more...)

Judson Mills to Join Deborah Cox in THE BODYGUARD Tour, Launching at Paper Mill This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), directed by Thea Sharrock (Equus) and with choreography by Karen Bruce (Strictly Come Dancing). (more...)

Legendary Los Angeles Dance Icon Carmen de Lavallade to Celebrate 85th Birthday with AS I REMEMBER IT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

For almost seven decades, Carmen de Lavallade has led an unparalleled career in dance, theater, film and television that began in her hometown of Los Angeles.  Now, Ms. de Lavallade returns to celebrate her 85th birthday onstage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with As I Remember It, an intimate portrait of the legendary artist told through dance, film, music and her own personal writings. This one-night-only performance will take place on Friday, October 28 at 8pm. (more...)

Black Ensemble Theater Announces 2017 Season: A THEATRE SEASON OF DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 2017 Season: A Theater Season of Dance. All productions will spotlight African American dance and artists in different times in history including The Nicholas Brothers, Josephine Baker, The Harlem Renaissance, and Sammy Davis Jr., as well as an historical look at Hip Hop. Performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Friday for THE BODYGUARD's National Tour Launch in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust has announced that the U.S. National tour of the hit musical, THE BODYGUARD, launches in Minneapolis as part of the 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Jan. 10-15, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

DO PARIS LIKE HEMINGWAY! is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Each night at midnight, Owen Wilson's character travels back in time in Woody Allen's film 'Midnight in Paris.' He meets Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, Man Ray, Josephine Baker, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein and many other famous artists that lived in Paris at the dawn of the 20th Century. 'When watching the film a few years ago I started to wonder where all the artists used to hang out. Was it still possible to go to these places?' Lena Strand says, 'After a little research I found out that many of the places were still open!' (more...)

Vivian Reed to Hit the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE; Compilation Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - will return with her acclaimed show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room for two more performances this year on Thursday, November 10 at 9:30 PM and Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox and Judson Mills, in San Jose
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from April 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, Adds Two Shows at Paper Mill Before Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., has announced the addition of two Friday matinee performances due to the show's popularity among ticket buyers. (more...)

Vivian Reed Hits the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Vivian Reed - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist - will return with her acclaimed show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room for two more performances this year tonight, November 10, at 9:30 PM and Wednesday, December 14 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Arthur Mitchell to be Honored with Columbia Doctorate of Humane Letters
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Columbia University will confer the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters on the legendary dance pioneer and social activist Arthur Mitchell this month, the Arthur Mitchell Project announced today. (more...)

OWN's GREENLEAF, Featuring Oprah's Return to Acting on TV, to Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The new original series 'Greenleaf,' featuring Oprah Winfrey's first recurring scripted television role in two decades, will launch with a two-night premiere on OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK today, May 24 (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One of Broadway's funniest performers offers a backstage tour in a new Charitybuzz auction. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/22/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

VIDEO: OWN Unveils Extended Trailer for New Original Series GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today an extended trailer of its new, original drama series GRENLEAF, from Lionsgate and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”) (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Gay Men's Chorus of Washington DC & More Set for Signature's Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its' air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites, DC area stars, and some of New York's most exciting Broadway performers. The cabaret series runs July 5 through July 22, with a different performance every night. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Honored Tonight at 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Tonight, May 17, New York Drama Critics' Circle honors its 2015-2016 Best Play and Best Musical: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS and George C. Wolfe, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED. (more...)

OWN Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced its June 2016 programming highlights. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/15/2016 for St. Petersburg (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's New Star Rhiannon Giddens Gets Her First Taste of Tap Dancing
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

Her singing has helped her win a Grammy, but her Broadway debut will require her to learn tap dancing. (more...)

A.R. Gurney & Carmen de Lavallade to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at 61st Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney will each receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Annual Obie Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards are now available via www.ObieAwards.com. (more...)

Holly Penfield to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE RHYTHM OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of San Francisco native Holly Penfield with her newest show, The Rhythm of Life, for two performances only - Friday, July 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 16 (7 p.m.). (more...)

BWW TV: SHUFFLE ALONG Tony Nominees Celebrate the News; Plus New Performance Footage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened on April 28 on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. The musical nabbed a total of 10 Tony nominations this year, including nods for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor and Actress, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with the nominees -- hear what they had to say about the show, plus watch new performance highlights, in the video below! (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

VIDEOS: SHUFFLE ALONG's Grammy-Winning New Star Rhiannon Giddens Will Sub During Audra McDonald's Maternity Leave
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

The country blues singer will be making her Broadway debut as Lottie Gee. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Visits Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

The cast of Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG got a visit from Tinkerbelle the Dog recently - check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: New Musical ANASTASIA in World Premiere at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard - Jun 6, 2016

A distinguished creative team has hit it big with a rousing, new, heart-warming version of ANASTASIA, premiering currently at the Hartford Stage Company. This show has appeal for romantics and history buffs and musical comedy fans and dance aficionados and features no fewer than four strong female figures for audiences to identify with; in short, it's a potential blockbuster, for all kinds of worthy reasons. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for Tonight's 'Metrofocus' on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

When it comes to acting, Brian Stokes Mitchell has done it all from television, to film and Broadway. (more...)

FACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

The legendary dancer/director/choreographer and the great Broadway clown greet the Tony-winning star backstage. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Sets Sudden Broadway Closing After Audra McDonald Departs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The New York Times is reporting that Shuffle Along will close on July 24th, currently the date of Audra McDonald's departure citing a low advance for after she leaves the show.  (more...)

OWN's New Drama Series GREENLEAF Debuts as #1 Series Premiere in Network History
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network shatters ratings records delivering its biggest series premiere in network history on Tuesday night (6/21/16). (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016: DITA VON TEESE - BURLESQUE: STRIP, STRIP, HOORAY! Thrilled Her Many Fans
by Barry Lenny - Jun 17, 2016

For burlesque fans, this will surely go down in their diaries as the event of a lifetime. (more...)

VIDEO: Savion Glover & Cast of SHUFFLE ALONG Perform on NBC's 'Maya & Marty'
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

On last night's premiere episode of the new NBC variety series MAYA AND MARTY, Savion Glover and the cast of SHUFFLE ALONG performed 'The Pennsylvania Graveyard Shuffle,' from the new Broadway musical. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

The pregnant Broadway stars says she will definitely be showing the animated program to her little one. (more...)

Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT to Hold 'Rock-A-Long' Performance This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Green Day's hit musical, American Idiot, will be performing a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance for one night only on Thursday 8 September 2016. Following the huge success of last year's event, audience members are encouraged to 'ROCK OUT' with the cast, following the musical's return to its London home at the Arts Theatre in July. (more...)

BWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG will play its final Broadway performance today, July 24, 2016, the day six-time Tony-winning star Audra McDonald was already set to depart the production for a multi-month maternity leave. SHUFFLE ALONG began performances on March 15, 2016 and officially opened on April 28 at the Music Box Theatre. It will have played 38 previews and 100 regular performances by the time it ends. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's Broadway journey! (more...)

Over 50 Performances Set for Lincoln Center's 50th MOSTLY MOZART FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Lincoln Center and Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss announced today the 50th Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world's major music festivals and a beloved summer New York tradition, with events taking place across Lincoln Center July 22-August 27, 2016. (more...)

OWN Announces August 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK has announced August 2016 programming highlights, including new series and seasons and returning series and seasons. (more...)

Holly Penfield to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE RHYTHM OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of San Francisco native Holly Penfield with her newest show, The Rhythm of Life, for two performances only - Today, July 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 16 (7 p.m.). (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti Visit Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell at SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jul 14, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda tweets high praise for the show and for Audra McDonald's understudy Darlesia Cearcy. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Oprah Winfrey Featured in Tonight's OWN Original Drama GREENLEAF
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

An all-new episode of OWN's popular drama series GREENLEAF tonight, July 13 (10-11 p.m. ET/PT) features Oprah Winfrey in a recurring role as Mavis McCready and Grace's (Merle Dandridge) return to preaching for the first time since her return home. (more...)

Vivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VIVIAN REED - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post - will return with her acclaimed concert "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday,July 21 at 7:00 PM. Special guests for this show will be soprano Andrea Jones-Sojola, who appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and theater and nightclub star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. The show was recently extended through this fall and Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 26 and November 10, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. A recent rave review from BroadwayWorld.com praises "the profound originality of Reed's arrangements and interpretations. Reed dives headlong into the songs and emerges with something entirely new, fresh and hers." (more...)

Lincoln Center Highlights Mostly Mozart Festival 2016's Final Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

The fifth and final week of Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival concludes the celebration of its milestone 50th anniversary season with seven performances, including the revival of Mark Morris's triumphant and acclaimed Mozart Dances as well as three unique contemporary music events featuring the International Contemporary Ensemble. (more...)

WONDERFUL TOWN at Center of Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein's timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. (more...)

OWN's Drama Series GREENLEAF Delivers Most-Watched Wednesday Telecast in Network History
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The hit summer drama series GREENLEAF delivered OWN's most watched Wednesday telecast in network history last night (8/10) with 2.3 million total viewers and a 1.79 women 25-54 rating. It was also Wednesday night's #1 cable telecast for women. (more...)

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