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DISASTER!'s 'Never Can Say Goodbye' Now Available for Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Disaster! producers Robert Ahrens and Hunter Arnold and Broadway Records President Van Dean today announced the release of 'Never Can Say Goodbye,' the first single from the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording (out Friday, September 9, 2016), available for digital download on the label's website at BroadwayRecords.com. The classic 70's single is performed by 2016 Tony Award nominee Jennifer Simard of the critically-acclaimed new musical comedy. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, You Can't Stop Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur in HAIRSPRAY, 2003
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

Broadway favorite Harvey Fierstein took Best Actor In a Musical honors while his newcomer co-star claimed Best Actress. (more...)

BWW Review: SOCIETY OF DANCE HISTORY SCHOLARS' Special Topics Conference
by Melia Kraus-har - May 31, 2016

With over fifty presenters, conference attendees engaged in a vibrant discourse on ballet structure, technique(s), and form; race; gender; and, sustainability at New York University's Center for Ballet and the Arts and Barnard College, Columbia University. (more...)

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...)

Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & Ryan Silverman to Lead Workshop of New Musical TABLE
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico, who just finished an acclaimed run starring in the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz? ("transformative" & "an exquisite interpretation" - The New York Times) is set to star in a workshop this week of the David Shire & Adam Gopnik (of The New Yorker) musical Table. (more...)

John Wilson & Sydney Symphony Orchestra to Perform Hollywood Classics
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Charismatic British conductor John Wilson will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for an exciting journey through the golden age of Hollywood when he takes the podium for a program of cinematic highlights from classic films such as Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur, Psycho and Casablanca. (more...)

CABARET Opens the 2016 Summer Season at Theatre in the Park
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

The musical CABARET, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Lost in Line Productions Set for Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Lost in Line Productions will make their grand debut in the Toronto Fringe Festival, with an original comedy by Joseph Garrett. (more...)

Cortland Rep Announces 2016 Pavilion Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Cortland Repertory Theatre has announced the nominees for their fourteenth annual "Pavilion Awards" which recognize Outstanding Achievement in local high school theatre. Musicals in consideration were held at the Cortland, Dryden, Groton, Homer, McGraw and Tully High Schools. Non-musical plays were also presented at Cortland, Homer and Tully.  The nominees are as followings: (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From SHE LOVES ME's Laura Benanti, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance to meet the Tony-winner while benefiting Transport Group. (more...)

TITUS ANDRONICUS Comes to Rose Playhouse As Part of Contemporary Shakespeare
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS comes to Rose Playhouse, Bankside, this summer, running from 5th to 30th July. This new production is presented by New York-based company Luvas Theatre and London's Time Zone Theatre in association with the Rose Playhouse. It will be directed by South Korean director Jung Han Kim, who trained with renowned The Living Theatre in New York, and will devise the play using original and new text, movement and sound. Part of Contemporary Shakespeare, a project that brings together artists from different countries to present Shakespeare's plays in London and New York City this summer. (more...)

10 Hairy Legs Sets 2016 New York Season, 6/23-26
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

10 Hairy Legs, the all-male repertory dance company, returns to New York Live Arts for its fourth consecutive New York Season for four performances June 23-26.  Continuing to showcase the company's extensive repertory that celebrates and explores the artistry of the male dancer, this season features 3 World Premiere works and the return of David Parker's “Slapstuck.”  (more...)

Cacophony Daniels Returns in Howard Ashman Tribute UNDER THE C
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

On June 10, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Laura Osnes Performs at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented Broadway leading lady Laura Osnes, who returned to the historic stage on Monday, May 30. (more...)

LOFT Pride 2016 Set for 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

In June of 1969 the Stonewall Riots occurred sparking a unified uprising of the LGBT community. The LGBT community and our allies honor and celebrate June as Pride month. The LOFT: LGBT Community Services Center invites all to be part of Westchester's annual celebration at LOFT Pride 2016 on Saturday, June 4th. (more...)

BWW Review: Must See STEEL MAGNOLIAS Filled With Pathos and Comedy at Hanna
by Roy Berko - May 31, 2016

STEEL MAGNOLIAS is now in an extended run at the Hanna Theatre, as part of the Key Bank Broadway series. It is based on author Robert Harling's sister's 1985 death from diabetic complications following the birth of his name-sake nephew. (more...)

Laura Lima's THE INVERSE Opens This Week at ICA Miami
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is pleased to present its summer 2016 exhibition program, featuring major solo presentations by Laura Lima, Ida Applebroog, Renaud Jerez, and Susan Te Kahurangi King. ICA Miami's summer season spotlights the creative output of four artists at vastly different stages in their careers, each of whom innovatively approaches gender, identity, politics and the role of the artist. As ICA Miami looks forward to the opening of its new permanent home next year, the summer program reflects the museum's continued commitment to providing an international platform for a wide range of contemporary artists with innovative and experimental approaches to their practices. (more...)

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS Coming to IMAX 6/2
by Movies News Desk - May 31, 2016

Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies and IMAX Corporation today announced that “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS,” the latest installment in the blockbuster franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® 3D theatres domestically for a special one-week run (more...)

Behind the Wheel: Designing a Memorable Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

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RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN Comes To Out of Box Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Can any woman really 'have it all?' Gina Gionfriddo's comedy RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN features two women, Cathy and Gwen, who took different paths after college and are asking the same question. While Cathy (Shakespeare Tavern's Laura Cole) built a career as a 'rock star academic,' Gwen (Jill Hames Graham) built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, when Cathy returns home, Cathy and Gwen realize the depth of their unfulfillments and so begin a risky game of musical chairs as each tries to claim the other's territory. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Australian Premiere Screening of Royal Ballet's FRANKENSTEIN at Verona Palace Cinema
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

This is a first for Australian ballet lovers! The Friends of The Australian Ballet are delighted to announce the Australian Premiere screening of the Royal Ballet's new production of FRANKENSTEIN at Verona Palace Cinema. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/28-5/29/2016
by - May 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 29, 2016 - Sunday, May 29, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 30-June 5, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Barrett Foa, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 29, 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: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs; The Songs of Carner & Gregor; Barrett Foa: Grin and Barrett; and 54 Sings How to Succeed. (more...)

Monsta Productions' THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Play Chester & Shrewsbury
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

North West based Monsta Productions is delighted to announce their first professional production of Jason Robert Brown's heart-breaking musical The Last Five Years. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- SHE LOVES ME's Laura Benanti
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for She Loves Me, Laura Benanti, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 5/30 - 6/10 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 5/30 - 6/10, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - Hello, BroadwayWorld!
by Chelsey Robichaud - May 26, 2016

Since discovering BroadwayWorld.com in freshman year of high school, I have been hooked! No other website makes me feel as 'in the loop' with New York as this site. Being from a small town in Canada, I enjoy everything BroadwayWorld has to offer. It's been my home sweet homepage ever since! (more...)

Paines Plough Reveals Line-up for COME TO WHERE I'M FROM: LONDON
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Artistic Directors of Paines Plough James Grieve and George Perrin today revealed the line-up for COME TO WHERE I'M FROM: LONDON, which will take place across six London venues from 27 June until 6 July. Partnering with new writing theatre company Tamasha, Paines Plough will present 26 writers from across London performing short plays about the place they call home. Tickets are on sale now at www.painesplough.com  (more...)

BOGO Any Size Slurpee' at 7-Eleven' Will Keep You Cool This Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

7-Eleven kicks off the "Hundred Days of Summer" with a four-day, Buy One-Get One Free Slurpee event at participating 7-Eleven locations for a limited time beginning Friday, May 27 and ending Monday, May 30, any size, all day for four days. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - James Caan & Melanie Griffith Star in Hallmark's J.L. FAMILY RANCH
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

J.L. FAMILY RANCH? an original movie for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries premieres on Sunday, August 21, at 9pm ET/PT. T (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Corey Cott & Christine Dwyer Join BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The complete lineup for the Best of Broadway Sings, the next concert in the Broadway Sings concert series at the Highline Ballroom, will feature Corey Cott (Newsies), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland). (more...)

Alley Theatre to Present Agatha Christie's SPIDER WEB, 7/12-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

This summer, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's Spider's Web during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills Series July 12 - August 14. In addition, the Alley is launching a new Summer Thrills Series inviting audiences to the concert musical - A Night With Janis Joplin - the first rock & roll theatre piece on the new Hubbard stage, August 19 - September 18, 2016. Tickets will go on sale June 1 and will be available online (alleytheatre.org) or by phone (713.220.5700). (more...)

BWW Interview: Ilana Levine Dishes Little Known Facts About Her New Podcast
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 26, 2016

Little Known Facts is a podcast hosted by stage and film actress, Ilana Levine, best known for her role of Lucy in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  With her unique style of hosting, best described as 'Podcast Verite,' actress Ilana Levine gives her listeners access to conversations with today's most fascinating celebrities -- with her raw, honest and hilarious interviews. (more...)

YouTube Red Comedies BAD INTERNET & SING IT! Out Now
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

Get ready to laugh at a behind the scenes look at a popular music competition show and a satire about the technology that dominates our daily lives as two, new must-see scripted comedy series BAD INTERNET and SING IT! premiere today on YouTube Red (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for THE BROTHERS SIZE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the haunting contemporary drama The Brothers Size, which will take the Zehngebot-Stonerock Theatre stage June 10, 2016 as the eighth production of Mad Cow Theatre's Season 19. (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform with the Baltimore Symphony, 6/2-5
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

N'Kenge, symphony siren and Broadway Diva (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim on Sondheim), is back with Master Pops conductor Jack Everly in "HairSpray : In Concert" at the Baltimore Symphony, Thursday-June 2,2016- 8pm at the Strathmore Theatre, Friday-June 3rd,2016-8pm at the Meyeroff Theatre, Saturday June 4th- 3pm and 8pm at the Meyerhoff, and Sunday-June 5th, 2016- 3pm at the Meyerhoff Hall.  (more...)

Dance Source Houston Sets 2nd Annual Barnstorm Dance Fest Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Dance Source Houston (DSH) has announced the line up for the second annual Barnstorm Dance Fest taking place at The Barn - Dance Source Performing Arts Space June 16-25, 2016. This year's festival will feature works by 21 different dance makers across three unique programs, offering Houston audiences a diverse selection of local and out of town artists, both emerging and established. (more...)

Terrence 'J' Jenkins to Host 2016 MISS USA on FOX; Backstreet Boys & More to Perform
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

This year's MISS USA® competition is a not-to-be-missed three-hour special programming event, airing Sunday, June 5 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, which will conclude with Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan crowning her successor. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Goes 'Live' This Spring with Facebook Streaming
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

People all over the world are going live this spring. That's thanks to Facebook Live- which allows users to interact with viewers in real time. That means celebrities can answer our burning questions, hear what's on our minds and give us access into their everyday lives.  Happily for us, Broadway is catching up on the trend. (more...)

Breaking News: Pasek & Paul's Hit Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN to Open on Broadway This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Producer Stacey Mindich has announced today that the new musical Dear Evan Hansen will begin performances on Broadway in November 2016 at a Shubert theater to-be-announced. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 17th Annual MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, running July 16 - August 7, 2016 at The WORKSHOP'S MAIN STAGE & JEWEL BOX, 312 W 36TH STREET. (more...)

NO MAN'S LAND Set for Dixon Place, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

No Man's Land, created by The Anthropologists, is a devised theatre piece, being presented for one night only at Dixon Place on June 17, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Head Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME; Album Out in June!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me from Roundabout Theatre Companyin digital formats on Friday, June 10, with physical copies online and in stores on Friday, July 8. In celebration of the announcement, Ghostlight has also unveiled a new preview of the cast in the recording studio - check it out below! (more...)

Mike Schleifer Named New Managing Director of Alliance Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Alliance Theatre announces today the appointment of Mike Schleifer to Managing Director. Schleifer has been serving the organization in the capacity of General Manager since March 2014, having arrived from a thirteen-year run at Baltimore's Center Stage. The promotion comes ahead of three transformative years for the Alliance as the organization embarks on an exciting renovation.  (more...)

Audra McDonald, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for Covenant House's A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Stars from Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin, Shuffle Along, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Cinderella, Spring Awakening and more to perform for - and with - Covenant House kids at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall to give hope to homeless youth on June 6th in New York City. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride! (more...)

Massey University selects SaaS-based assyst to power service management beyond IT
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Film Festival to be Held in June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Celebrating the vibrant art of dance, Dance Camera West, in association with the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, presents the 15th Annual Dance Camera West Dance Media Festival, a public event incorporating dance explored through film and live performance. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Opens 2016 Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The musical CABARET, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

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