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Prince & More Featured on New Season of Reelz Series AUTOPSY: THE LAST HOURS OF..., 5/20
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

REELZ today announced the return of AUTOPSY: THE LAST HOURS OF... original documentary series with a new episode about pop icon Prince on Saturday, May 20 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. (more...)

Sam Fazio and Kimberly Gordon to Headline LEGENDS OF THE EMPIRE ROOM
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Hiball Events and the Palmer House Hilton present this special evening that will revisit the glitz and glamor of the historic Empire Room. Spend the evening with vocalists Sam Fazio and Kimberly Gordon, along with a 6-piece band, to hear the music made famous by performers of the room like Bobby Darin, Pearl Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. After the show, guests can stay for dancing in one of the last great rooms in the city. (more...)

Karen Mason Brings CD Tour to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning, celebrated vocalist, Broadway star, and recording artist Karen mason returns with her first CD release in nine years. (more...)

SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING, Meaghan Burke, THE MEETING* and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup of nightly performances, May 10-21, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Janet Gigliotti Brings Stage Legend Judy Garland Back to Life in END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

ACE Productions presents the Canadian premiere of End of the Rainbow. This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you'd rather be. This show promises to be one of them. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 5, 2017

Between the two of them, drag icons Sherry Vine and Joey Arias have more than 50 years of performing experience combined. Not only that, but their working relationship and enduring friendship began more than 20 years ago. Though they've toured with one another around the world over the years, it's been a few years since they've teamed up for a big show in New York, where they first met. Thankfully, the legendary divas will reunite onstage in the city for a new show at Feinstein's/54 Below, as part of Garth Schilling's (also known as Miss Vodka Stinger) drag-themed Thursday night series called LATE NIGHT DRAG. The run will also include Cacophony Daniels, Marti Gould Cummings, Varla Jean Merman, Ray DeForest, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE star Alexis Michelle, and Miss Vodka Stinger herself with the Martha Rayes. Prior to Vine and Arias' show, the pair pressed pause on their first day of rehearsal to speak with us over the phone about their individual careers, more than two decades of collaboration, and reuniting onstage in the city that brought them together. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Return to San Francisco with Pride Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement with Michael Feinstein last year, celebrated singer and actress Lorna Luft-daughter of Judy Garland-returns to San Francisco during Pride Week with a brand-new show celebrating what it means to be proud. Join Lorna as she sings, tells stories, and focuses on the history behind Pride Week.  (more...)

BWW Previews: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 5, 2017

It is always sensational news when we hear Dann Dunn is returning to Candlelight to direct and choreograph. Coming off a most recent and successful WSS at Media Theatre, Dunn opens with Gershwin's CRAZY FOR YOU on May 13th at the newly renovated Arden barn. The existing show was adapted from the original Gershwin show, GIRL CRAZY. (more...)

Chad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

Joe's Pub Announces PRIDE WEEK Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Come celebrate Pride Week in June at Joe's Pub! (more...)

Rare and Important Disney Animation Art and Disneyland Treasures Up For Auction
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

On June 9th in Los Angeles, Profiles in History will auction off 50 rare Disney theme park cast member attraction costumes. I (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Comes to Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

One of the UK's best-loved plays, Jim Cartwright's The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, has gone into rehearsals at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. The show will open the theatre's summer season in June. (more...)

Share presents 64th ANNUAL BOOMTOWN 2017 GALA
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosted its annual Boomtown gala, "Let's Dance" tonight, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills.  The evening honored inspirational dance philanthropist Glorya Kaufman with the "Shining Spirit Award." (more...)

Calling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are Open
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the thirteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  (more...)

BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - May 19, 2017

I have great advice for The Gershwin Trust, those descendants of George and Ira who have clipped coupons all their lives by virtue of the brothers' genius and copywrite law. They wrote 17 Broadway shows. Only one, GIRL CRAZY (rewritten and renamed CRAZY FOR YOU, compiled without input from The Trust in 1992 and choreographed by Candlelight's own superstar Sue Stroman) is produced contemporarily (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Denis Jones on Tony Nomination and MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Bob Rizzo - May 19, 2017

Tony-nominee Denis Jones talks HOLIDAY INN, his journey as a choreographer, and MARY POPPINS at Papermill Playhouse (more...)

Carolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In May, June & July the NPR Program "Broadway to Main Street" hosted by Laurence Maslon which airs Sundays at 3PM on NY/Long Island NPR-member station WPPB/88.3FM will feature interviews with Tony Award-nominee & Sweeney Todd star Carolee Carmello (May 28); a retrospective of The 1967 Tony Awards (June 4); a 2017 Tony Awards Special on Tonys Sunday (6/11) with recordings of all the top nominees for Best Musical and the best musical performer nominees including Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Ben Platt and more; a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/18); a Hello, Dolly! themed show (6/25) with musical selections from Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, as well as selections from the new Bette Midler recording; and for a special July 4 holiday weekend show with original 1776 star William Daniels (July 3). (more...)

Seth Sikes Returns to Provincetown with Two Tribute Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Seth Sikes will return to Provincetown as part of the 2017 Broadway Series season at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre. Sikes is one of New York's best known nightclub performers and his debut at the Paramount last year sold-out as has each of his appearances at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Shaina Taub, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from May 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Mario Cantone Makes Café Carlyle Debut Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian Mario Cantone makes his Cafe Carlyle debut, June 20 - 23. (more...)

VIDEO: Creator Ray Rackham On The Inspiration For New Musical JUDY!
by West End Video - May 10, 2017

A series of three short documentaries will be released prior to the official opening of the beautifully poignant biographical musical 'Judy!'; charting the turbulent life of acclaimed chanteuse Judy Garland; opening this May at the Arts Theatre, in London's West End. (more...)

Ron Dabney Comes to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

'OH BROADWAY,  MY BROADWAY' … and not like you've ever heard before!  Come join us for this new show, featuring a fresh take on a few stage standards, along with other should-have-been classics from the less explored Great White Way. (more...)

NBC Has Heaven On Its Mind! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! to Air on Easter Sunday
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!,” a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.  (more...)

Tony Bennett Headlines his 30th Ravinia Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

On August 3rd TONY BENNETT, the master interpreter of The Great American Songbook, will celebrate his 91st Birthday! On SATURDAY evening, AUGUST 4th, at 8:30 PM, the beloved music icon will once again headline under the RAVINIA stars for his 30th spectacular season. He first performed at the renowned suburban Chicago venue (America's oldest outdoor music festival) in the summer of 1984! (more...)

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Peek At The Design Process For Judy Garland Musical JUDY!
by West End Video - Apr 30, 2017

A series of three short documentaries will be released prior to the official opening of the beautifully poignant biographical musical 'Judy!'; charting the turbulent life of acclaimed chanteuse Judy Garland; opening this May at the Arts Theatre, in London's West End. (more...)

SHARE, INC. to Host 64th Annual Boomtown Gala, LET'S DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

SHARE, INC., the 64 year-old philanthropic organization dedicated to raising funds for developmentally disabled, abused and neglected children as well as medical research, hosts its annual Boomtown gala, 'Let's Dance,' Saturday, May 20, 2017 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. The evening honors inspirational dance philanthropist and founder of the USC Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, Glorya Kaufman. (more...)

THE BOY FROM OZ Headed to Kelsey Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Forte Dramatic Productions partners with Pierott Productions to bring Allen's musical biography to the stage at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times are Fridays, May 12 and 19 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 13 and 20 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Haley Swindal Brings New Concert GOLDEN GIRL to Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Broadway powerhouse Haley Swindal is back at Feinstein's/54 Below by popular demand on May 30 at 7PM and June 6 at 9:30PM in Golden Girl - a brand-new concert event celebrating the music of an era that her heart and soul were born in - The Golden Age. (more...)

Julien's Auctions and Cunard Showcase the Largest Collection of Judy Garland Costumes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

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freeFall's END OF THE RAINBOW Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Due to overwhelming pre-sales and a sold-out opening weekend, freeFall Theatre is extending END OF THE RAINBOW through June 4. (more...)

May Entertainment Announced at Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

April showers bring May flowers, but Dino's Backstage and The Celebrity Room brings outstanding entertainment to the stage all month long in May! First, Michael Richard Kelly honors pays tribute to an icon with "Songs of Judy Garland" on May 5 and 6. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of Judy Garland Musical JUDY!
by West End Video - Apr 24, 2017

A series of three short documentaries will be released prior to the official opening of the beautifully poignant biographical musical 'Judy!'; charting the turbulent life of acclaimed chanteuse Judy Garland; opening this May at the Arts Theatre, in London's West End. (more...)

Gloria Musicae Announces New Name and New Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Gloria Musicae launches its 38th season with more of the innovative, cutting-edge programming that has become the organization's hallmark under the artistic direction of Dr. Joseph Holt. It also has a brand-new name-the Choral Artists of Sarasota. (more...)

JUDY! Launches 18-25 Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A new Ticket lottery, aimed solely at 18-25 year olds, is launched today. Sponsored by leading life insurer Rothesay Life, the 'Judy!' Ticket Lottery will enable young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 a chance to win two top price seats for each performance of 'Judy!' Ray Rackham's play charting the life and career of acclaimed actress and singer Judy Garland. (more...)

Dan Fishback with Chip Zien, Molly Pope & More Set for May Musical Theater Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Long acclaimed as New York's premiere cabaret space, Joe's Pub continues to present a diverse and exciting array of theatrical programming in the month of May. (more...)

Julian Clary, Paul Zerdin, and Nigel Havers Return to the London Palladium in DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Initial casting is announced today (20 April 2017) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Dick Whittington.  Following the success of Cinderella last year, the production will see the return of Julian Clary who will play Spirit of the Bells, Paul Zerdin as Idle Jack and Nigel Havers as Captain Nigel.  Further casting and creative team will be announced shortly.  (more...)

Curran Presents PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN Event Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Carole Shorenstein Hays and the Curran are excited to present PLUGGED IN AT CURRAN, a series of events that invites you to explore your relationship with sound in unique and innovative ways. (more...)

The Hub Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Hub Theatre announced their 2017-18 season today. Featuring two World Premieres that resonate mightily in our current climate; and the return of their Inaugural production. Season 10 continues Hub's record of staging intricate, honest and magical plays. (more...)

Karen Mason to Present MASON AT MAMA'S IN MAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - comes home with her new show "Mason at Mama's in May" at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street in Manhattan), which will be performed every Sunday and Monday in May at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Announcing the 3rd Annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST: Duets Edition!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik is pleased to announce the 3rd annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 15 at 8 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. Featuring 40 award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago and musical direction by Aaron Benham, this year's benefit will feature a record number of performers and a brand new theme: Duets! Tickets, priced at $25, are currently available at uptownunderground.net or by calling (773) 867-1946. Uptown Underground is a 21+ venue; advance reservations strongly recommended. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian Mulay of THE LOVE CURRICULUM at Dixon Place
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 17, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Brian Mulay of 'The Love Curriculum' that will be performed at Dixon Place on April 23rd and April 24th. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Connecticut (more...)

JUDY AT THE GREENROOM: The MGM Years Comes to New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

In JUDY AT THE GREEN ROOM, drag artist Gloria Swansong presents her one-woman tribute to the legend of legends: Judy Garland. In this 90-minute entirely lip synced performance, Ms. Swansong becomes Judy at the beginning of her stardom. From 'Meet Me In St. Louis' to 'The Wizard of Oz' to 'Summerstock', Judys life unfolds through song, dance and costume in what were her most joyous, iconic and sometimes painful performances (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering The Best and Worst of Mr. Blackwell at the Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

From Broadway and B-Movies to fiascoes in fashion, Mr. Blackwell was the original arbiter of wrong and right on the red carpet. From Carol Channing ('Finger paints, chicken feathers, and glue thrown into an electric fan'-1966) to Bette Midler (Potluck in a laundramat'-1973), Blackwell remarked, 'I'm only saying out loud what everyone else is whispering.' (more...)

Tom Judson to Present MOSTLY FROM THE MOVIES at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Tom Judson, lately best known as musical director and accompanist to the legendary Charles Busch, will present Mostly From the Movies, a rare solo evening of cabaret at Pangea on Monday evening, May 8 at 7 PM. (more...)

La Voix Comes to San Diego in RED HOT GLOBE TROT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

La Voix is a woman on a mission - to bring back the glamour! In this hilarious one-woman show, La Voix will take you on a journey exposing, analyzing and satirically delivering an evening of Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli, Shirley Bassey, Cher and many more! (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Perform at Club 11 London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Club 11 London and The Hippodrome Casino are thrilled to bring star of the worldwide hit series Glee and Broadway's Matthew Morrison to London for three intimate concerts at 8pm and 11pm on Tuesday 16th and 11pm on Wednesday 17th May 2017. (more...)

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