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ALA.NI Premieres 'Cherry Blossom'; U.S. Debut 'You & I' Coming This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

British-born, Paris-based artist ALA.NI has announced that her debut album You & I will see release in the U.S. through Missing Piece Records (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Kris Kristofferson and More to Return to City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright for three back-to-back shows, two nights with Kris Kristofferson and more. (more...)

World Premiere of THE UNHAPPY HOUR at West of Lenin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Robert Lopez as "Mister Bob" performs a 70 minute journey of heartbreaking New American Standard delivered with world weary wit and warning … for the coming end of daze, accompanied by piano. Performed in a black suit…with humor even blacker. (more...)

Michael Matus and George Rae are Hopping into the West End to Star in Stephen Sondheim's THE FROGS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Michael Matus & George Rae will play Dionysos and Xanthias in the UK premiere of the latest Broadway version of the rarely performed musical, an hilarious send up of Greek comedy and satire, with a book revised and expanded by Nathan Lane. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Molly Pope in A STAR IS BORN, Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2017

Molly Pope will reprise A STAR IS BORN after her fall run at Feinstein's/54 Below on January 18 - get ready for her return with highlights from the show! (more...)

PGA Arts Center to Present Live Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens in 2017
by Carol Kassie - Jan 3, 2017

Palm Beach Gardens will add live theatre to its ever-growing cultural landscape when the PGA Arts Center opens its doors in late January.  Veteran producers Philip Roger Roy and Dana Matthow have taken a multi-year lease on the PGA Cinemas, located at 4076 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, and are in the process of converting two of the building's six auditoria to accommodate live productions. The two theatres will seat 260 and 280 patrons respectively.  They plan to adapt a third space - which will seat approximately 160, and be available for rentals - within the next year. (more...)

Landmark on Main Street Presents Rufus Wainwright in Concert at The Jeanne Rimsky Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Landmark on Main Street presents Rufus Wainwright in concert at The Jeanne Rimsky Theater on Friday, April 21 at 8 PM.   (more...)

Christchurch to Present World Premiere of ROPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Christchurch audiences are about to be treated to the world premiere season of the new comic-thriller, Ropable at The Court Theatre. This brand new production has been written by The Court's Artistic Director, Ross Gumbley, who is also directing the show, and Allison Horsley. (more...)

BWW Review: Will Friedwald Pays Tribute to Harold Arlen in New CLIP JOINT at 92Y
by Alix Cohen - Jan 26, 2017

On January 24, Will Friedwald, producer, feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, author of nine books on popular music, countless articles, and liner notes, moved his nostalgic CLIP JOINT series to Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street Y. For the uninitiated, CLIP JOINT offers curated video clips---many not seen in decades---from a huge vintage collection of quality sources, DVD and 16mm (not downloaded from YouTube). Each themed program features writers, musicians, and/or vocalists associated with our American Songbook. Friedwald's economic commentary, encyclopedic knowledge, and openness to questions is a unique resource for fans and professionals alike. (more...)

Metropolitan Room Welcomes JUDY & LIZA: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT - A TRIBUTE for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

New York City's famed Metropolitan Room (located at 34 West 22nd Street) welcomes "JUDY & LIZA: THE LONDON PALLADIUM CONCERT - A TRIBUTE" on Sunday, March 12th at 7:00 p.m.   (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS and More Highlight Winter Park Playhouse's 2017-18 Season of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Winter Park Playhouse, Central Florida's only professional musical theatre, announces their 2017-2018 Mainstage Series of musical productions. (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...)

27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Award Winners Announced - THE BOY FROM OZ, HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR and More Big Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The 27th Annual LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Tuesday, January 17, at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Encores at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'BEST DUO'in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been EXTENDED AGAIN through the Winter Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). Teaming up for an evening of 'Just POW!', these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history in 'a high energy evening with an abundance of laughs!' (Edge) . The gaiety continues with performances on Saturdays, January 21st and 28th, February 4th and 25th. There is a $25.00 cover charge and a 2 drink minimum. For reservations call: 212-757-0788 or make reservations online at www.donttellmamanyc.com (more...)

Orem Movie Lover Donates Albums of Classic Movie Star Autographed Photos to SCERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

When Betty Nichols was about 12 years old, she came down with rheumatic fever, and the treatment in rural Carbon County more than seven decades ago was to send people with the illness to bed for three months. That was the typical prescription, but awfully boring for a young child. (more...)

Alexander Rodriguez to Return to Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

iHeartRadio and Universal Broadcasting Network's 'On The Rocks Radio Show host Alexander Rodriguez will be making his fourth return to Rockwell Table & Stage hit the stage on January 30th - with 'Sippin On A Song' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and guest performers, belted out by your host featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

BWW Review: Molly Pope Meets Classic Hollywood in the Energetic and Captivating A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Jan 12, 2017

Starting in the back of the packed Feinstein's/54 Below house with 'It's a New World' (Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin), Molly Pope has your attention. The band has played the overture; now it is her turn, crooning in silence. As suddenly as the first number ends, you're launched into the energetic 'Gotta Have Me Go with You,' Pope working her way through the crowd to the stage to join Brian Beach and Danny Bevins, her pair of enthusiastic backup dancers for the evening and the final pieces of her very complete transformation into Vicki Lester. (more...)

Jury Members Announced for 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sundance Institute will convene 24 experts in film, art, culture and science to award feature-length work shown at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival (more...)

Scientific Games Wins First In Three Categories In Strictly Slots' The Best Slots Of 2016 Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

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Irvine Barclay Theatre Announces February Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced its events lineup for February. See the full schedule below: (more...)

BWW Interviews: Luke Frazier of DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE: 75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND with The American Pops Orchestra
by Jamie McGonnigal - Jan 11, 2017

We've all got our divas. And Luke Frazier is no different. He's going to be spending this Friday night celebrating that Funny Girl, Barbra Streisand for her 75th birthday. (more...)

SETH SIKES SINGS BERNADETTE PETERS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, "may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook" will return to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Saturday, February 25th at 9:30PM (EST) in Seth Sikes Sings Bernadette Peters, a brand new show in which he sings the Broadway star's most popular songs. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Oz to Oz, An Interview with WICKED Tour's Isabel Keating
by Kimberly Moy - Jan 10, 2017

WICKED is flying into Orlando this week and those familiar with the story know that it's a story about friendship, acceptance, and connection. I had the opportunity to chat with Drama Desk winner and Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating, who is currently playing Madame Morrible on the WICKED tour. From the moment we began talking, I felt a radiating kinship that made me think twice about Madame Morrible as the 'bad guy' of the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Happy! LORNA LUFT Opens Up About The Judy Garland Songbook And More
by David Green - Feb 9, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood. At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.' At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Luft as she was preparing for her upcoming engagement in the desert. Her are some excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

JayCee Driesen to Celebrate Barbra Streisand and Friends in Boca Raton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Powerhouse vocalist JayCee Driesen takes the stage with her ensemble. (more...)

Kravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar Performers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in March 2017 with amazing performances from Hollywood to Bollywood, several fascinating lectures, two of Broadway's biggest hits, and the much-anticipated return of Michael Feinstein & the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

MargOH! Channing Returns to Pangea for Encore of HUNG in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

2014 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is returning to Pangea with her all new show MargOH! Channing is HUNG on March 10 at 9:30PM. (more...)

MargOH! Channing to Return to Pangea for Encore of HUNG This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

2014 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is returning to Pangea with her all new show MargOH! Channing is HUNG on March 10 at 9:30PM. (more...)

THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW Channel Comes to StreamNet.TV ft. Streisand, Minnelli & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

LAStreamNet.TV is adding 26 one hour episodes of THE Judy Garland SHOW Channel to its platform. This historic collection of 26 one-hour-long episodes includes an unprecedented list of guests (more...)

BWW Review: TITLE OF SHOW A Charming Winner
by Frank Benge - Feb 6, 2017

TITLE OF SHOW is a one-act musical, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. The show is pretty much the Urban Dictionary definition of "meta". It not only chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, it also chronicles the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist as they create a musical about creating a musical. It's sort of like those endlessly reflective fun house mirrors. TITLE OF SHOW was chosen for production by the Musical Theatre Festival and premiered there, in September 2004. It later transferred to Off-Broadway in 2006, picking up three Obie Awards, and finally made it to Broadway later that same year, where it was nominated for Best Book of a Musical. In this production by Austin Theatre Project, the show has been reconfigured as two acts with no noticeable difference for the audience. (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! WIZARD OF OZ Skips Into Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Beginning February 12, families can follow the Yellow Brick Road in Jersey City. (more...)

CHICAGO CABARET CONVENTION to Spotlight Local, National Talent This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, announced today that it will return to the Midwest this spring for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth 'Chicago Cabaret Convention.' (more...)

A Valentine for the Desert! Lorna Luft SIngs THE JUDY GARLAND SONGBOOK at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Feb 2, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment.  A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood.  At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.'  At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. (more...)

EL VIAJE A OZ...una nueva meta para BROADWAY MEXICO ESTUDIO
by Clemente Sanchez - Feb 2, 2017

EL VIAJE A OZ...una nueva meta para BROADWAY MEXICO ESTUDIO (more...)

Steven Chera To Present THE CLASSIC STANDARDS at ZincBar
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Steven Chera returns LIVE! at the Zinc Bar with some old classics with a fresh, NEW, jazzy sound of tunes from his most recent album, The Classic Standards - Volume 1. Known for performing American songbook classics while adding his crooner touch, Chera has captivated audiences nationwide for almost two decades. (more...)

Karen Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will celebrate her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

FAITH HEALER to Open in Melbourne Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Brian Friel's enduring work of art, Faith Healer, is an extraordinary creation presented in four beautifully sculpted monologues. Under the direction of Judy Davis, the transcendent, intricate drama will open in Melbourne on Thursday 9 March at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Encores at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

'Judy and Liza Together Again,' starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'Best Duo' in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been extended again through the Winter Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN, Ali Taylor's GOTH WEEKEND and More Set for Summer 2017 at Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

A summer season of plays celebrating the often extraordinary stories of people leading ordinary lives has been announced at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE & More on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tony winner discusses starring in the Broadway revival of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, six weeks after having a baby. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christina Bianco of DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 13, 2017

BWW caught up with acclaimed YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco as she prepares to perform her hit solo show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda and The Hayes Theatre in Sydney. It couldn't be harder to put into words an interview with the effervescent star as she launches into her famous impressions left right and centre but here's what she had to say: (more...)

Karen Mason to Celebrate Marriage Equality, Judy Garland and More on New Album IT'S ABOUT TIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will release her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records on March 3, 2017. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Encore Elaine Stritch's 88th Birthday Bash This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

In a notable episode from 2013, Broadway diva Elaine Stritch stopped by THEATER TALK to celebrate her 88th birthday. (She was born February 2, 1925.) This was the late performer's final of six appearances on THEATER TALK before her death. (more...)

BWW Feature: Our Favorite Moments of 2016
by Kyle Christopher West - Dec 31, 2016

By all accounts, 2016 has been quite the rollercoaster ride. Fortunately for DFW audiences, the local theatre community and many of the touring productions delivered nothing short of a stellar year, setting quite a high bar for upcoming performances. As we say goodbye to another December, we'd like to look back on a handful of memories that stood out among the long list of Playbills we've gathered. And like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these live theatre moments will be remembered as a few of our favorite things. We present this list in no particular order, and without awards or titles bestowed upon those listed. To everyone who contributed to the DFW theatre community in 2016, we thank you for sharing your time and talents with us. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Broadway Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 29, 2016

Don't pack away your favorite Christmas sweater quite yet. You have one more opportunity to celebrate Christmas in full color: The national tour of White Christmas the musical visits Sacramento through this Sunday only. It's a quick-paced production that never quite finds its heart, but you can't deny the feel-good nostalgia associated with White Christmas, nor help but love all its impressive dance numbers. And when those barn doors finally open to reveal a gorgeous snowy landscape, the day undoubtedly becomes merry and bright. (more...)

Waukesha Civic Theatre to Present Screening of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

WCT is bringing the silver screen back to the PIX. The Wizard Of Oz is one of Hollywood's most iconic movie musicals! It's the 1939 adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. Judy Garland plays Dorothy, a Kansas girl who feels somewhat out of place growing up on her uncle's farm. She captured hearts and imaginations with her rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow, which stands out as one of the best known musical numbers of the twentieth century. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Performers Pay Homage to the Golden Era of Movie Musicals
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2016

Broadway performers Deanna Doyle (Tuck Everlasting, Phantom of the Opera) and Netanel Bellaishe (Aladdin) just unveiled a new video nodding to classic movie musicals and honoring legends such as Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, and Judy Garland. Watch Doyle & Bellaishe singing, dancing, and reminiscing about the glorious days of black and white and technicolor below! (more...)

How Debbie Reynolds Saved 'Old Hollywood'
by Alan Henry - Dec 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds is, of course, most fondly remembered as a star of musicals on stage and screen - but Reynolds did much more for Hollywood beyond standing in front of its shining lights. She is responsible for saving many of the items we today consider priceless historical artifacts, including an iconic pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers. (more...)

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