Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

'Death Touches Us, From The Moment We Begin To Love' Available Digitally This July
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

Death Touches Us, From The Moment We Begin To Love streamlines, crystallizes and solidifies Departures' already achingly melodic post-hardcore sound into something truly formidable. (more...)

ABC Launches VR Experience to Transport Fans to DANCING WITH THE STARS Ballroom
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

ABC is letting viewers take the lead on DANCING WITH THE STARS. For the first time ever, fans will be able to join the pro dancers and troupe members on the ballroom floor in virtual reality. (more...)

PORNO CHIC To Return To The Kings Arms
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Vertigo Theatre Productions bring smash hit fringe play 'Porno Chic' back to the stage as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe. (more...)

NJPAC to Host Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. The Doo Wop stellar line up includes Charlie Thomas' DRIFTERS 'Save the Last Dance for Me' 'Under the Boardwalk', THE DUPREES 'You Belong To Me' 'Have You Heard', LOU CHRISTIE 'Lightnin' Strikes' 'Two Faces Have', SHIRLEY ALSTON REEVES, The original lead of THE SHIRELLES 'Soldier Boy' 'Mama Said', Jay Siegel's TOKENS'The Lion Sleeps Tonight' 'Portrait of My Love', Tommy Mara and THE CRESTS '16 Candles' 'The Angels Listened In' and special Guest LADD VANCE son of KENNY VANCE. This will be an afternoon of classic Doo Wop and 1950s rock 'n' roll at it's very best on Sunday, June 5th, 2016 at 3PM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)

Guest Blog: Elizabeth Carter On SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Save The Last Dance For Me is a musical written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, with hits from Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, produced and directed by Bill Kenwright. The plot follows two sisters, Jennifer and Marie, on their first caravan holiday away from their parents. Set in the 60s the girls discover an American Air Force base near their holiday destination, Lowestoft. The sisters are invited to the airbase club to dance and meet the lively crew. The girls are quickly thrown into a whirlwind of romance, live music and dancing, energetically choreographed by the Olivier Award-winning associate director Bill Deamer. (more...)

Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH Coming to The Human Race Theatre, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Spring has sprung and while love is in the air at The Human Race, April showers loom for the characters of the theatre company's latest production, One Slight Hitch. Life in suburban Cincinnati is good for Doc and Delia Coleman on the morning they're about to throw their eldest daughter the perfect wedding they never had, that is until her vagabond exboyfriend arrives on their doorstep and turns their best laid plans into total chaos. The result is a zany, door-slamming comedy about stressed-out parents, less-than-helpful siblings and interruptions galore from the mind of comedian Lewis Black. Will their daughter make it down the aisle or will the day end up a perfect disaster? The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Margarett Perry and features actors Brian Dykstra and Rita Rehn, with Dana Berger, Alex Curtis, Cecily Dowd, Kyle Nunn and Alex Sunderhaus. The preview performance of One Slight Hitch is Thursday, April 7. Opening night is Friday, April 8. The production runs through April 24. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Kravis Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

One of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY won the 2014 Tony Awards® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The musical adaptation of the best-selling novel and popular film will play at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts April 26 - May 1. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

'X Factor' Finalist, Lola Saunders Joins SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME UK Tour - Further Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Further casting has been announced for the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me. Lola Saunders, a finalist on The X Factor 2014, will make her theatrical debut in the role of Jennifer starring alongside previously announced Antony Costa as Milton, with Wayne Robinson as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter returning to the role of Marie.  (more...)

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME with THE X FACTOR Finalist Lola Saunders Set for King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Final casting has been announced for the UK tour of Save the Last Dance for Me. Lola Saunders, a finalist on The X Factor 2014, will make her theatrical debut in the role of Jennifer starring alongside previously announced Antony Costa as Milton, with Wayne Robinson as Curtis and Elizabeth Carter returning to the role of Marie. (more...)

BWW Review: Dance Into the Night with MONSTER BOOGIE
by Amanda Finn - Mar 2, 2016

Monster Boogie, curated and directed by Matsushita, is a culmination of audio recordings, righteous dance moves, and the sharp wit of Jessica Jane Witham as the narrator. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company to Present Lewis Black's ONE SLIGHT HITCH, 4/7-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Spring has sprung and while love is in the air at The Human Race, April showers loom for the characters of the theatre company's latest production, One Slight Hitch. Life in suburban Cincinnati is good for Doc and Delia Coleman on the morning they're about to throw their eldest daughter the perfect wedding they never had, that is until her vagabond ex-boyfriend arrives on their doorstep and turns their best laid plans into total chaos. The result is a zany, door-slamming comedy about stressed-out parents, less-than-helpful siblings and interruptions galore from the mind of comedian Lewis Black. Will their daughter make it down the aisle or will the day end up a perfect disaster? The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Margarett Perry and features actors Brian Dykstra and Rita Rehn, with Dana Berger, Alex Curtis, Cecily Dowd, Kyle Nunn and Alex Sunderhaus. The preview performance of One Slight Hitch is Thursday, April 7. Opening night is Friday, April 8. The production runs through April 24. (more...)

Third Rail Projects Announces Trio of Immersive Shows Across the U.S. and Abroad
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Third Rail Projects, currently represented in New York with the long-running hit THEN SHE FELL and their critically acclaimed new work THE GRAND PARADISE, announce a trio of new projects for 2016. (more...)

THE GLENN MILLER STORY with Tommy Steele to Launch UK Autumn Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Following two triumphant tours, spectacular show The Glenn Miller Story extends into the autumn, opening in Southend-on-Sea on Friday 5 August. This extraordinary tale of America's most famous big band leader stars music legend Tommy Steele. (more...)

The Summer Is Heating Up As Concierge Auctions Releases Its Impressive June/July 2016 Auction Calendar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

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Children of Holocaust Survivors Set for Discussion at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

On Monday evening, July 11, at 6:00 PM, Cornelia Street Cafe will continue its performance series with author/international speaker Karen L. Kaplan and author, actor and Cornelia Street Cafe founder and owner Robin Hirsch, in conversation about their related life experiences as children of the Holocaust and the books they have authored. (more...)

George Lopez, Ne-Yo & More to Guest Judge on Season 11 of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Internationally known celebrities George Lopez, Reba McEntire, NE-YO and Louis Tomlinson join the AMERICA'S GOT TALENT panel for The Judge Cuts, slated to begin Tuesday, July 12 (more...)

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Alter Mink - Jul 4, 2016

When preparing to watch Lorna Luft perform in concert, it is impossible not to feel nostalgic about her late mother, the legendary Judy Garland. Perhaps no one is more aware of this conundrum than Luft herself. And yet, at her return engagement to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22 (the opening of a three-show run) performing a show celebrating Gay Pride Month, Luft managed to pay homage to both her mother's influence on herself as well as her enduring cultural impact, while also reminding audiences why she's had staying power in this industry in her own right. And yes, there was a juicy Judy story or two. (more...)

See Blue's Anthony Costa in SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME Next Week In Cardiff
by Edward Baker - Jul 21, 2016

Join Antony Costa and Lola Saunders on a trip through the music and magic of the early sixties with SAVE THE Last Dance FOR ME. Following the story of two teenage girls going on holiday without their parents for the very first time, this spectacular show will transport you back to music's golden era.  (more...)

Tommy Steele to Bring THE GLENN MILLER STORY to the Lyceum This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Show business legend Tommy Steele tells the extraordinary tale of America's most famous big band leader in The Glenn Miller Story from Tuesday 16 - Saturday 20 August at the Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PORNO CHIC Returns to The Kings Arms
by Craig Hepworth - Jul 16, 2016

One of Manchester's most successful fringe theatre companies have announced that they will be bringing back the smash hit show Porno Chic after a sell out 2nd run at The Kings Arms, Salford as part of the Greater Manchester Fringe. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

Anthony Costa to Lead SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

From the team that brought you the huge success that is Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save the Last Dance for Me will take you back through the 'music and magic' of the early 60's, a time when each passing week brought another Rock 'n' Roll classic. This nostalgic, feel-good journey will transport you back to music's golden era as we follow two teenage sisters through the summer of '63. The production will start its UK tour at New Wimbledon Theatre from 12th April. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Theatricals Name Kerry Washington 2016 Woman of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Golden Globe and Emmy Awards nominated actress, KERRY WASHINGTON as the recipient of its 2016 Woman of the Year Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look -Duane Adler's Dance Film HEARTBEATS
by Movies News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

HEARTBEATS tells the story of Kelli (Ellsworth), a feisty female American hip hop dancer who travels to India with her parents (McGillion and Zuniga) for a week long Indian wedding and falls in love -- both with a new style of dance and with a determined young man who introduces it to her (more...)

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME to Play King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

From the team that brought you the huge success that is Dreamboats and Petticoats, Save the Last Dance for Me will take you back through the 'music and magic' of the early 60's, a time when each passing week brought another Rock 'n' Roll classic. This nostalgic, feel-good journey will transport you back to music's golden era as we follow two teenage sisters through the summer of '63. The production will start its UK tour at New Wimbledon Theatre from Tuesday 12 April, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 3 until Saturday 7 May. (more...)

Pentatonix, Ne-Yo, Dick Van Dyke & More Join DISNEYLAND 60 Special
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fall Out Boy, Little Big Town, NE-YO and Pentatonix are just a handful of music's biggest superstars who'll take to the stage during THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISNEY: DISNEYLAND 60. (more...)

Teatro Paraguas to Stage Reading of LOLA'S LAST DANCE by Tony Mares
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Teatro Paraguas will present a staged reading of LOLA'S Last Dance, a play by Tony Mares for two performances only, Saturday, February 27 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, February 28 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: A SHINING ATTRIBUTE – Short and Sassy
by Frank Benge - Feb 23, 2016

A SHINING ATTRIBUTE by Candyce Rusk is a one act, solo work that tells the story of Bijou, a spirit that haunts a former burlesque house in Boston's Combat Zone. The Combat Zone was the name given in the 1960's to the adult entertainment district in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. In the early 70's the suggestively blue entertainment that was burlesque became less tease and more blunt nudity. A SHINING ATTRIBUTE explores the life and loves of Bijou, one of the denizens of The Combat Zone. This is a look at her downward slide through her final abusive yet oddly loving romance when she consorted with Greek mob boss Black Jack for her survival. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 22-28, Featuring Josh Young, Will Van Dyke, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella and Special Guests; Turn the Beat Around - 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller in Sin Twisters, Too!; Michael Zahler & Will Van Dyke in Still It's True; and Josh Young Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber.  (more...)

Christine Andreas, Josh Young & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Preview: MURDER SHE WRITES at The Kings Arms
by Craig Hepworth - Feb 19, 2016

Vertigo Theatre Productions are back with a crazy new comedy (more...)

Funky Little Theater Company to Present [spectrum: lgbt new play festival]
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Funky Little Theater Company, the newest, grooviest, funkiest theatre in town, has seen the regional premiere of six productions and two world premieres, as well as many other productions and special events in its short time here in Colorado Springs. FLTC is now very proud to present its newest theatrical endeavor, [spectrum: lgbt new play festival], a world premiere of eight plays from playwrights around the country. This World Premiere event will have performances March 4th - March 19th, 2016 (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm). All tickets are $15 and can be purchased online or at the door (www.funkylittletheater.org). Thursday tickets are only $11 (great for students or date night). Funky Little Theater Company accepts cash, check or most major credit cards. All performances will be at Funky Little Theater Company located at 2109 Templeton Gap Road, 80907. (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!' (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, August 5, 2016
by - Aug 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, August 5, 2016! (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Raises Over $92,000 at 8th Annual CHEERS! Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

On Monday, August 15th, STAGES St. Louis hosted its 8th annual one-night only cabaret event, Cheers!, benefitting the organization's Education and Artistic Programs. (more...)

Vertigo Theatre's PORNO CHIC to Return to The Kings Arms This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

One of Manchester's most successful fringe theatre companies have announced that they will be bringing back for a record third time the smash hit award winning Porno Chic to The Kings Arms, Salford, this October due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Reprise Records to Release Vinyl Reissues of Four Classic Neil Young Albums
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Reprise Records will release vinyl reissues of four seminal Neil Young albums from the 1970s on September 6th. (more...)

2016 Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival Announces Six Winning Plays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Samuel French has announced the winners of the 2016 Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival, the nation's premier short play competition. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Human Race Theatre Co's ONE SLIGHT HITCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Spring has sprung and while love is in the air at The Human Race, April showers loom for the characters of the theatre company's latest production, ONE SLIGHT HITCH. The production at The Human Race's downtown Dayton home at The Loft Theatre is directed by Margarett Perry and features actors Brian Dykstra and Rita Rehn, with Dana Berger, Alex Curtis, Cecily Dowd, Kyle Nunn and Alex Sunderhaus. The preview performance of ONE SLIGHT HITCH is tonight, April 7. Opening night is tomorrow, April 8. The production runs through April 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CHICAGO, SISTER ACT & More Set for New Alexandra Theatre This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The internationally award-winning musical Chicago will be the Christmas show at the New Alexandra Theatre this year, it was announced today. (more...)

Damn The Light Pays Tribute to Donna Summer & Stevie Nicks at The Cutting Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Damn The Light Productions Presents: ICONATHON: Showcase Series Donna Summer & Stevie Nicks Tributes at The Cutting Room. The night will open with a rock radio hits tribute, "The is How We Duet" featuring students selected to participate in DTL's Pop/ Rock performance lab from Marymount Manhattan College's Theatre Arts program. The spring intensive course was funded by The Lerner and Lowe Foundation. It will also feature special guest performances by Shannon Conley (Broadway's Hedwig and The Angry Inch) and Matt- Katz Bohen (Blondie). (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016-17 Season on Sale 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to shine with its 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You! (more...)

Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo-Wop Concert to Feature The Drifters & More at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present for the first time Richard Nader's 27th Annual Summer Doo Wop Concert. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Anne Jackson
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Anne Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony in 1956 for MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and who enjoyed a long career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died Tuesday, April 12, in Manhattan. She was 90. (more...)

Tony Nominee Anne Jackson, Wife of Eli Wallach, Dies at 90
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Anne Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony in 1956 for MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and who enjoyed a long career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died Tuesday, April 12, in Manhattan. She was 90. (more...)

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