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WILL & GRACE Producer Says Revival Will Not Preach Politics
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Will & Grace is on its way back for a mini revival season, but producer David Kohan tells The Hollywood Reporter that the show will not play into the political atmosphere and start preaching a message.  (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Essex Books Presents Shelf Awareness: Summertime, and the Reading's Easy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Everyone knows that a sunny summer day wouldn't be complete without a good book. For a walk on the lighter literary side, try Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows (HarperCollins; reviewed below) by Balli Kaur Jaswal. It may sound titillating--and it is. But there's so much more to this hilarious and tender story of a London Sikh community's sexual awakening when an adult literacy course becomes an adult literature workshop. (more...)

David Sabella to Headline THE PHILLIE TRILOGY at 2017 Fresh Fruit Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

David Sabella, who originated the role of Mary Sunshine in the smash-hit revival of Chicago (currently running at the Ambassador Theatre), will head the cast of Doug DeVita's award-winning The Phillie Trilogy, opening July 19 at The Wild Project as part of the 15th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival. (more...)

Conductors Announced for 2017 Hart Institute at The Dallas Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Dallas Opera is proud to announce the names of the six distinguished professionals selected to participate in the third annual residency of the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute for Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera taking place November 5 - 19, 2017 in Dallas, Texas: (more...)

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England next season. Ms. Dronina will remain with The National Ballet of Canada as Principal Dancer and will be featured in The Winter's Tale, which opens the 2017/18 season, as well as The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Freddie Flintoff to Make Stage Debut in FAT FRIENDS - THE MUSICAL Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Former England cricket captain, and star of SKY's League of Their Own, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff will swap the cricket pitch to tread the boards as he joins an all star cast for the world premiere of Kay Mellor's Fat Friends - the Musical. (more...)


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Netflix Releases Key Art for MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Netflix has released the key art for the upcoming original series MARVEL'S THE DEFENDERS. Check it out at left!   (more...)

Choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans to Create New Work for Verb Ballets
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

It is with great excitement that Verb Ballets hosts guest choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans in-studio from June 26-30, 2017. (more...)

Mia Pinero and Stephen Mir to Star in WEST SIDE STORY at Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City in the breathtaking musical, WEST SIDE STORY which opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on July 5th. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original 1957 Broadway production ran for over 700 performances before going on tour, and garnered 6 Tony nominations. (more...)

Burn Up the Dance Floor Comes to Ailey Extension This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, Ailey Extension is launching new weekly classes and one-time-only workshops for adults and even for the entire family. From dance fitness to bellydance to yoga classes, there's something for students of all levels and backgrounds. Led by New York City's best choreographers and teachers, these classes are held at The Joan Weill Center for Dance - home of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Loudon and More in New Political Comedy JAMES BONNEY MP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

RedNeedle Productions presents the world premiere of James Bonney MP a new, highly topical political comedy by Ian Buckley. James Bonney MP runs from Tuesday 20 June - Saturday 8 July at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pigs Do Fly Productions Presents the World Premiere of Michael Leeds' IMPRESSIONS
by Carol Kassie - Jun 21, 2017

'I've always been drawn to the paintings of the great Impressionists,' award-winning playwright and director Michael Leeds mused recently.  'As opposed to the idealized forms and perfect symmetry that was the norm, the Impressionists chose subjects from all walks of life, capturing who they were and what they were doing in that fleeting moment in time.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Danza Helps Showcase the Stars of Tomorrow For The Police Athletic League's Teen Acting Program
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 21, 2017

Tony Danza is the 'Peoples Choice' not only because he won that award (among many).  He is also the choice for hundreds of New York City kids for whom he is a role model  in his capacity as Board Member of the NYC Police Athletic League (PAL).  Tony recently launched PAL's first acting program under the philosophy  'when you teach a kid how to act, you teach them how to act.' Alongside PAL's other athletic, academic, and artistic programs, the Acting Program has become an instant favorite.  Last night students were showcased in their stage debut at the Gerald w. Lynch Theater in Manhattan in a variety show which was developed over the last few months. (more...)

Photo Flash: Riant Theatre's 2017 Strawberry One-Act Festival Hosts Cocktail Reception
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The AUDELCO Award-winning Riant Theatre held a cocktail reception to celebrate NYC's upcoming Strawberry One-Act Festival. Proceeds from the event went to benefit The Riant Theatre's Youth Empowerment Scholarship Awards, which provides valuable hands-on internships for teenagers and college students in the arts. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bebe Neuwirth Honored with Helen Hayes Award at The Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth, the legendary actress, singer, and dancer whose extraordinary success spans theatre, television, and film, was honored with the The Players Helen Hayes Award on June 19th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Off Broadway Is Honored at the 7th Annual Alliance Awards
by Walter McBride - Jun 21, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing professionals, just presented the 7th annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards yesterday at Sardi's. Honorees were on hand to accept their awards and Signature Theater founder James Houghton was posthumously inducted into the Off Broadway Hall of Fame. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at California Shakespeare Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

Women Take Center Stage at the OC-Centric New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival returns for a seventh year August 17-27 with three superb new plays written and directed by women. This event - which has been named Orange County's 'Best New Play Festival' by the OC WEEKLY - is the lone theatre festival fully producing new work from dramatists who live in or hail from Orange County.  (more...)

Deborah Cox-Led THE BODYGUARD Musical to Make North Texas Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals and Performing Arts Fort Worth have announced a co-presentation of the first U.S. national tour hit musical THE BODYGUARD, to play at the Music Hall at Fair Park July 18-30, 2017. This sensational production will then head over to Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall August 1-6, 2017. (more...)

WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED to Play Chastain Park Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

'We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered,' a celebration of the Carpenters' legacy in words and music, is set for a one-night-only performance at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m. as part of the 2017 Delta Live Nation Concert Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Dominique Morisseau's PIPELINE at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Tasha Lawrence, Morocco Omari, Karen Pittman, Namir Smallwood, Jaime Lincoln Smith, and Heather Velazquez are featured in Lincoln Center Theater's production of Pipeline, a new play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, which is currently in previews at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street) for an opening on Monday, July 10. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Nickelodeon to Present All-New SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Halloween Special This October
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Nickelodeon will take viewers on a spooky Halloween adventure throughout Bikini Bottom with the brand-new, stop-motion special, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Comes to Antaeus, directed by Shakespeare Specialist Rob Clare
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Internationally recognized Shakespeare specialist Rob Clare directs one of the Bard's most popular and delightful romantic comedies, filled with shrewd observations about life, love and human nature. Antaeus Theatre Company presents a fully partner-cast production of As You Like It, opening July 27 and July 28 (one opening for each cast) at the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in Glendale. Low-priced previews begin July 20. (more...)

Trisha Yearwood to Keynote Nashville Lifestyles 2017 Women In Business
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Trisha Yearwood will conduct a keynote Q&A at Nashville Lifestyles' 4th annual Women in Business event on August 10th at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Lynn Cohen and More in THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. THE TRAVELING LADY will begin performances tonight and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

YITZHAK RABIN: CHRONICLE OF AN ASSASSINATION and More Set for Ford Theatres' 2017 Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Ford's 2017 season lineup celebrates diverse cultures through theatre and performing arts. Highlights include Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of an Assassination, presented with the Skirball Cultural Center, in association with The Lincoln Center Festival; and The Hubble Cantata - in association with the LA Opera - an hour-long, space-inspired cantata featuring music by composer Paola Prestini, libretto by Royce Vavrek and a cutting-edge virtual reality film, Fistful of Stars, by Eliza McNitt. (more...)

Beloved Children's TV Series MUSTARD PANCAKES Now Available
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The award-winning children's series MUSTARD PANCAKES starring beloved children's entertainer Courtney Campbell is now live on Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant! All 13 episodes of the first season are now available to stream with your Amazon Prime subscription. (more...)

SISTER ACT Returns To Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening next month at Manchester Palace Theatre from Mon 24 - Sat 29 July. (more...)

Ronald Rand to Host Panel for New Book 'CREATE' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

On July 12th, 6-7pm - International Goodwill Cultural Ambassador/performing artist Ronald Rand will be joined by legendary film star Brian Cox, stage and screen actress Nicole Ansari, one of America's greatest sculptors Carolyn D. Palmer, singer extraordinaire Julie Budd, Encompass New Opera Theatre artistic director Nancy Rhodes, Broadway and film director Michael Pressman, historian Louise Hirschfeld, and legendary portrait painter Everett Raymond Kinstler for an exciting panel discussion about creativity in film, theater, music and art at Barnes & Noble-Union Square, 33 East 17th Street, NYC. (more...)

Craig Morgan Returns for 8th Season of Award Winning TV Show on Outdoor Channel
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Country music entertainer, military veteran and award-winning TV host CRAIG MORGAN is setting the stage for the eighth season of his hit television show  "Craig Morgan: All Access Outdoors," premiering June 30 at 7pm on Outdoor Channel. (more...)

BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/19 to 6/25
by BWW Staff - Jun 19, 2017

Published every Monday, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi and Karen Akers to Star in WE'LL TAKE A GLASS TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Tony Award winner Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in in The Ziegfeld Society's We'll Take a Glass Together: The Songs of Wright & Forrest from MGM to Grand Hotel, the final event of The Ziegfeld Society's 2016-2017 season. The musical revue will be presented for one performance only, on Saturday, June 24th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington). (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, June 20, 2017
by - Jun 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, June 20, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Maliakel Hopes 'MONSOON' Takes Broadway by Storm
by Wayman Wong - Jun 19, 2017

'Monsoon Wedding,' the new musical based on Mira Nair's acclaimed 2001 movie, has been showered with praise at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif. Karen D'Souza of the San Jose Mercury News writes: 'You are swept up' by its 'swirling typhoon of sound and color.' This Indian musical has curried such favor with its audiences that it's been extended through July 16. (more...)

The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Five Promotions for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced five promotions for the 2017/18 season: Emma Hawes, Hannah Fischer and Brendan Saye to First Soloist and Félix Paquet and Ben Rudisin to Second Soloist. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program Internationally Recognized
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Trinity Repertory Company is proud to celebrate the recent accolades of its Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA programs and the successes of the programs' alumni. The master's degree in acting was recently ranked as the sixth best program in the world by The Hollywood Reporter and in the top twenty-five best programs across the U.S. and U.K. in Backstage. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark Sendroff
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 18, 2017

Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You'll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job. (more...)

BWW Review: RUMORS at Woodstock Opera House
by Kate Curtin - Jun 17, 2017

Picture it, an anniversary party with your dear friends, all dressed up with your spouse, and everything is not quite right. Town Square Players of Woodstock offers us a chance to escape our realities and join Neil Simon on the wildly hilarious ride known as 'Rumors' (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/17/2017
by - Jun 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/17/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Present Its Annual Festival Of NEW SUMMER SHORTS
by Herbert Paine - Jun 16, 2017

At the end of every Season, the members of the creative collective known as Theatre Artists Studio put their muses to work and author, produce, direct, and act in a series of playlets. This year's installment of NEW SUMMER SHORTS, the company's 11th, includes a mix of eight 10-15 minute plays, each of which has something to satisfy one's theatrical palate. Some amusing, some inspiring, some provocative, some whimsical ~ all together, a satisfying potpourri. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 6/19 - 6/30 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 6/19 - 6/30, airing on NBC (more...)

KARON THE BARBARIAN a Dad's Garage World Premiere, Shows that Strength Comes from the Heart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Sometimes the heart of the biggest warrior can come in the smallest of packages. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at HSC and Central PA's Shakespeare Season
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 16, 2017

In a busy year for Shakespeare in Central Pennsylvania, Harrisburg Shakespeare Company gives the Scottish Play some twists and turns for the summer's biggest production. (more...)

Netflix Aquires International Rights to British comedy AMAR, AKBAR & TONY
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

A Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic take stock of their lives in contemporary London in Atul Malhotra's coming of age comedy drama Amar Akbar & Tony. This landmark independent film is the first western film to feature a turbaned Sikh in the lead. (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana, conceived by Brett Macias and Christina Quintana, which are being developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-24. Scott Frankel is the Artistic Advisor, and Catherine Sheehy is the resident Dramaturg for this year's Institute, which culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas on June 23 and 24. (more...)

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