BWW Preview: Dine AL FRESCO in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 8, 2016

Check out our first roundup for great al fresco dining in New York City and stay tuned to Broadwayworld.com Food and Wine for more outdoor and rooftop dining suggestions. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Pair of Shows at The Iridium, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated "Hot Lips" Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H," will bring her acclaimed show "A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll," to the Iridium in New York on Thurs, May12 with two shows at 8:30 and 10:30 PM.  The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

Teams Revealed for BATTLEBOTS: THE GEARS AWAKEN Preview Special, 5/10
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

The epic robot-fighting tournament “BattleBots” is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23, and kicks off with a preview special entitled BATTLEBOTS: THE GEARS AWAKEN on TUESDAY, MAY 10 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

BWW Review: Stellar Performances in A COCK AND BULL STORY, Though the Production Itself Pulls its Punches
by David Fick - May 27, 2016

Even if A COCK AND BULL STORY ultimately pulls its punches. the two performances around which the production is built are stellar, most likely some of the best work South African audiences will see onstage this year. (more...)

BWW Review: A Vision's Just A Vision If It's Only In Your Head, EYES SHUT. DOOR OPEN. Returns To Boston
by Justin J Sacramone - May 26, 2016

Art isn't easy. From Edvard Munch's agoraphobia to Sarah Kane's depression, the art world's rap sheet for its dense population of individuals with mental illness is haunting. Just ask Turner, the newest 'it talent' on the Chelsea art scene, who is struggling with a myriad of emotional and psychological trauma. Set on the night of Turner's newest art exhibition, Eyes Shut. Door Open. explores the tortured artist archetype by chronicling Turner's existential crisis. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

2016 VIVO Indian Premier League Half Season Package Now Available on ESPN Cricket Pass
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

ESPN continues with coverage of the 2016 VIVO Indian Premier League season by offering a half season package through ESPN Cricket Pass, a subscription streaming service accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through a dedicated website and app. (more...)

truTV Announces May 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

truTV announces its upcoming May programming highlights. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Michael Strahan & More Set for ABC's CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

The primetime summer hit CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, produced by FremantleMedia North America, returns for a second season on SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

BWW Review: Ocean State Ends Season with Effervescent ANYTHING GOES
by Robert Barossi - May 2, 2016

Like any art form, theatrical musicals can run the gamut in tone, style, tenor and execution. You can find everything from dark, serious brooding drama to light-as-a-feather, fluff-filled entertainments. Which is not to say that either side of the spectrum is better or worse than the other, there are highs and lows at both ends of the spectrum. When it comes to the lighter, fluffier fare, there are few as effervescent and entertaining as Cole Porter's Anything Goes, now receiving a top-notch production at Ocean State Theatre Company. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Catalina Jazz Club, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated 'Hot Lips' Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film 'M*A*S*H,' will bring her acclaimed show 'A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll,' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., June 1 at 8:30 PM. The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

Turner Comes to 2016-17 Upfront with Powerful Brand Portfolio & Bold Moves
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Turner, the global content leader across all screens and platforms, is lighting up The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City this morning with a powerful message that includes premium content from its portfolio of top-rated media brands, as well as forward-thinking innovations for advertisers and especially consumers. (more...)

DISASTER! Cast Will Reunite to Record Cast Album; Release Set for September 9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The company of the critically acclaimed musical comedy Disaster! will reunite to record the original Broadway cast album on Monday, May 16.  The cast recording will be released by Broadway Records onFriday, September 9, 2016. The album is produced by Michael Croiter, Bart Migal and Seth Rudetsky, with executive producers Hunter Arnold, Robert Ahrens, Carl Daikeler, Sandi Moran and Daniel Rafinejad. The album is now available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and on Amazon. (more...)

VIDEO: WICKED's Christine Dwyer Defies Gravity For President Obama at Hannover Messe
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

The frequent Elphaba performer gave a Knockout performance of WICKED's inspirational theme for the annual fair's opening ceremony. (more...)

truTV Announces 2016-17 Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

As one of Turner's youngest, most socially-engaged networks, truTV enters the 2016-17 Upfront season with news of a robust slate that builds on its roster of original programming from some of the industry's freshest new comedic talent. (more...)

BOXEO TELEMUNDO FORD to Present Third Fight of Spring Lineup This Friday
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

'Boxeo Telemundo Ford,' the number one boxing program on US Hispanic television, presents the third fight of its Spring Season as Mexico's Carlos 'Fino' Ruiz defends the WBO Latin Super Featherweight title against his countryman Joel 'Jooe' Montes de Oca this Friday, March 11. (more...)

Breaking News: NERDS Postpones Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Producers Carl Levin, Vicki Halmos, Elizabeth Williams, Greenleaf Productions and Clear Channel Spectacular announced today that nerds, a new musical comedy about the rise and rivalry of tech trailblazers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, will postpone its Broadway run. A national tour of the production is in the works. (more...)

NERDS Cast Reacts to Broadway Postponement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, nerds, a new musical comedy about the rise and rivalry of tech trailblazers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, will postpone its Broadway run. A national tour of the production is in the works. The show had just finalized and announced its cast in late February, at the start of rehearsals. nerds was scheduled to begin previews on April 1 and open on April 21 at the Longacre Theatre. How is the cast reacting to the news?  (more...)

NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/7 - 4/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (as of : 3/7/2016 ) Monday March 7, 2016 - Sunday April 3, 2016 (more...)

BWW Review: Kokandy's So Very Chicago Premier of HEATHERS
by Misha Davenport - Mar 6, 2016

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Grammy-Nominated Singers & World-Class Athletes Set for New Season of TANKED on Animal Planet
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Designing more than 200 aquariums in five seasons, Wayde King and Brett Raymer begin the sixth season celebrating their 100th episode of Animal Planet's TANKED premiering on Friday, April 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Animal Planet to Celebrate 100th Episode of TANKED on Season 6 Premiere
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Designing more than 200 aquariums in five seasons, Wayde King and Brett Raymer begin the sixth season celebrating their 100th episode of Animal Planet's TANKED premiering on Friday, April 15 (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Vet Alisan Porter Delivers Emotional Cover of 'River' on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

On last night's THE VOICE, powerhouse singer and Broadway vet Alisan Porter selected a riskys ong for the Knockout round, but delivered an emotional performance. (more...)

Sierra Stages to Present Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 4/28-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

There are two sides to every love story, as evidenced in the upcoming Sierra Stages production of "THE LAST FIVE YEARS", an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about the ups and downs of a relationship and marriage between two 20-somethings (Cathy, an aspiring actress, and Jamie, an aspiring writer) over the course of five years in New York City. The show plays for eight performances only from April 28 through May 8 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley, and is directed by Susan Mason, with musical direction by Ken Getz, who conducts the 6-person band. The cast includes local actors Jonathan Hansard and Tinley Ireland.  (more...)

Scoop: THE VOICE on NBC - Tuesday, April 19, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VOICE, airing on NBC on Tuesday, April 19, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Charms the Crowd at The Alley
by Alexander Garza - Mar 28, 2016

The feel-good family friendly show is fast paced, well-performed, and will have you laughing out loud. The show is full of wit, quips, and charm. The show will close in less than a week, and it's one that you do not want to miss this season. Don't forget to bring the kiddos. The comedy was adapted by Playwright Mark Brown, based on the 1873 novel by Jules Verne, and the production is directed by Mark Shanahan. The story is about Phileas Fogg's attempt to circumnavigate the globe within eighty days as a result of a wager with members of the London-based aristocratic group, the Reform Club. (more...)

THE JUICE LADY'S SUGAR KNOCKOUT Tackles Dietary Challenge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS, CN, tackles a widespread dietary challenge and helps people kick the sugar addiction with 'The Juice Lady's Sugar Knockout.' (more...)

Rattlestick Extends IRONBOUND New York Premiere, Starring Tony Nominee Marin Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater have announced a two-week extension to the limited engagement of IRONBOUND at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place). Previously set to end on Sunday, April 10, the production - which opened on Wednesday, March 16 to widespread critical acclaim - will now play its final performance on Sunday, April 24, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOTYCANDY: Shock Therapy
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 18, 2016

The New England premiere of Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at SpeakEasy Stage Company is based on the author's own experiences of growing up black and gay in America. Similar in structure and tone to THE COLORED MUSEUM, it is a series of loosely connected vignettes that rely on humor and satire to confront racial, sexual, and cultural stereotypes. Summer L. Williams directs an outstanding cast of five actors who portray nearly two dozen characters. (more...)

Glenn Slater's BEATSVILLE Musical Will Premiere in Asolo Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Today, March 14, 2016, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their 2016-17 seasons to more than 350 patrons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

THE VOICE Wraps Blind Auditions
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

ast night, coaches from NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series “The Voice” completed selection of their 12-member teams and now advance to the Battle Rounds phase of the competition. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - WE tv's Cutting-Edge Dating Series DRIVEN TO LOVE, Premiering 4/1
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Hosted by multi-talented artist, and now the ultimate pick-up artist, Ray J; DRIVEN TO LOVE premieres Friday, April 1 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv (more...)

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING Returns to NBCSN This Saturday
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

 World Series of Fighting returns to NBCSN this Saturday, Mar. 12, live at 10 p.m. ET, with the undefeated Justin 'The Highlight' Gaethje (15-0) defending his lightweight title against Brian Foster (25-8) from Bank of Colorado Arena in Greeley, Colo. (more...)

Thomas Gold Announces 'On Fire' U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Internationally recognized, Berlin-based DJ and producer, Thomas Gold, announces his “On Fire” tour of the U.S. The tour kicks-off March 3rd and runs through the end of April, hitting the leading electronic dance music venues in the U.S. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne to Host Jazz High Tea 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Step back to a time of tea dresses and lounge suits for luxurious afternoons of delicious sweet treats and sophisticated jazz at Arts Centre Melbourne. Returning after two sell-out seasons in The Famous Spiegeltent, Jazz High Tea features a different act on the first Sunday of every month until October. Jazz-lovers and newcomers alike will enjoy Knockout vocalists delivering jazz classics and derivatives of the chic genre, including blues, soul and gypsy swing. (more...)

Breaking: Broadway's NERDS Announces its Gates & Jobs; Plus Full Cast - O'Malley, Fenkart, Murin, Mendez & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The producers of NERDS, a new musical dot-comedy about the rise and rivalry of tech trailblazers Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, have announced the full cast! (more...)

Tony Nominee Marin Ireland to Star in New York Premiere of IRONBOUND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Rattlestick Playwright's Theater and Women's Project Theater have announced that Tony Award nominee Marin Ireland (Reasons to be Pretty) will star in the New York premiere of IRONBOUND by Martyna Majok (Petty Harbor). (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Afternoon Coffee Break with WAITRESS Star Jessie Mueller!
by Nora Dominick - Apr 8, 2016

Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller has taken Broadway by storm. From her Knockout performance as Carole King in Beautiful, to now turning heads as Jenna in Waitress, Mueller can do it all. And her credits don't stop there. (more...)

Canelo Alvarez to Battle Amir Khan Live from Las Vegas on the Big Screen This May
by Movies News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

On Cinco De Mayo weekend, Golden Boy Promotions, Fathom Events and O'Reilly Auto Parts will present a match-up between two of boxing's biggest stars with Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan, broadcast live from Las Vegas' new T-Mobile Arena to select movie theaters across the U.S. (more...)

ESPN Launches Cricket Pass App Ahead of 2016 VIVO Indian Premier League Season
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Ahead of this weekend's season-opening of the 2016 VIVO Indian Premier League, ESPN Cricket Pass has launched its dedicated app accessible on smartphones, tablets and connected devices. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Iridium and Rrazz Rooms This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated "Hot Lips" Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H," will bring her acclaimed show "A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll," to the Iridium in New York on May 11-12, the Rrazz Room at the Prince in Philadelphia on May 13 and the Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA on May 14. (more...)

Crystal Johnson's THE DAY BEFORE HEAVEN Musical Comes to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

THE DAY BEFORE HEAVEN, a dramatic, autobiographical musical chronicles the journey of Crystal Johnson as she goes from early developmental stages as a vocalist and thespian on Off-Broadway blossoming into a Broadway actress, singer and songwriter signed to a major record label. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL Strikes a Boomer Chord
by Perry Tannenbaum - Apr 21, 2016

With two Broadway-calibre voices hitting the hits out of the park, BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL is pure gold (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR and More Set for Woolly Mammoth Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 season, beginning with a world premiere and continuing with hotly-anticipated new plays by award-winning playwrights. (more...)

Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51, Starring Nicole Kidman, to Open on Broadway Later This Year?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Nicole Kidman could be on the brink of a Broadway return. (more...)

NBC's Premier Boxing Champions Returns to NBC Saturday
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

NBC's Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) returns to Brooklyn in primetime this Saturday, April 16 live at 8:30 p.m. ET, highlighted by a 10-round welterweight bout between the undefeated Errol 'The Truth' Spence Jr. (19-0) and former champion Chris Algieri (21-2) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. (more...)

VIDEO: Trailer for truTV's New Competition Series COMEDY KNOCKOUT Hosted by Damien Lemon
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Below, check out the newly released trailer for truTV's new comedy competition series COMEDY Knockout, hosted by stand-up comedian Damien Lemon, which premieres on Thursday, April 21 at 10:30pm ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Review: Resplendent RAGTIME Brings Elite Syncopations to Providence Performing Arts Center
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 10, 2016

Rhode Island audiences, prepare to be dazzled. RAGTIME is - deservedly - one of the most highly acclaimed musicals of the last two decades and the touring production now playing the Providence Performing Arts Center does the show's rich legacy proud. (more...)

BWW Review: Liz Callaway Holds a Love Fest for Richard Maltby & David Shire at Lincoln Center's American Songbook
by Alix Cohen - Apr 1, 2016

There are audible sighs of pleasurable recognition from the audience at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center (on March 30) when Liz Callaway's band plays opening bars from "The Story Goes On" (Baby)." Songwriting partners Richard Maltby & David Shire have been "in" Liz Callaway's life since she was a teenager with exposure to her parents' extensive Barbra Streisand collection (the icon sang Maltby/Shire) and a recording of Starting Here, Starting Now. Her first New York cabaret presentation (at The Duplex) opened with "Just Across the River" from the revue. That show lead to an audition for a piece directed by Richard Maltby Jr. which eventually paved the way for Callaway's role in the collaborators' musical Baby. The young actress thought she was helping out writers she admired by letting them hear new material out loud, but, in fact, was auditioning. (This is actually not difficult to believe.) And the rest is history. (more...)

truTV Announces April 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Tuesday, April 5 HACK MY LIFE – New Episode – Tuesday, April 5, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT Hacks for Work and Play: Brooke and Kevin discover the best – and most unconventional (more...)

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