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Babyface Talks Working With Barbra Streisand On PARTNERS
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 20, 2014

Iconic stage and screen superstar Barbra Streisand is set to release a new duet album titled PARTNERS later this week and a new promotional video featuring her duet with Babyface on her Academy Award-winning 'Evergreen' from A STAR IS BORN is now available to view. (more...)

Barbra Streisand & Andrea Bocelli Talk Duetting On PARTNERS
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2014

World renowned stage and screen superstar Barbra Streisand releases a new duet album titled PARTNERS this week and a new promotional video featuring her duet with Andrea Bocelli on the emotionally epic 'I Can Still See Your Face' is now available to view. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, & Jarrod Spector to Remain with Broadway's BEAUTIFUL into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Jessie Mueller, who won rave reviews and the 2014 Tony Award for her heartwarming portrayal of Carole King, has extended her contract in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical until March 6, 2015. Her co-stars, Tony Award-nominees Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector, who play Legendary songwriting couple Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, will remain in the show until September 2015. (more...)

Madame Tussauds San Francisco Immortalizes Rock Legend, Jimi Hendrix
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Unveiled for the first time today, the wax likeness of the late Jimi Hendrix, famed rock-and-roll musician, was unveiled by his brother, Leon Hendrix at Madame Tussauds San Francisco. (more...)

LIGHTS ALL NIGHT Music Festival in Dallas, TX Announces Full Talent Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The last major music festival of 2014 and the largest annual EDM event in Texas is putting out all the stops for their fifth anniversary. (more...)

Netflix Launches in France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium & Luxembourg
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Netflix, Inc. (NFLX), the world's leading Internet TV network, launches in Belgium and Luxembourg today, culminating a week of events that also introduced Netflix to France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 19, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include opening night of LOVE LETTERS, Barbra Streisand on Jimmy Fallon, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

Lee Ann Womack and John Legend Team for CMT CROSSROADS, 9/26
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend teamed up with Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lee Ann Womack last night in Nashville for one of the most special episodes of CMT CROSSROADS in franchise history. CMT CROSSROADS: JOHN Legend AND LEE ANN WOMACK premieres Friday, September 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on CMT. (more...)

Behind The Scenes With Barbra Streisand & Josh Groban On PARTNERS
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 18, 2014

Legendary stage and screen superstar Barbra Streisand releases a new duet album titled PARTNERS this week and a new promotional video featuring her duet with Josh Groban on the WEST SIDE STORY showstopper 'Somewhere' is now available to view. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Talks New Album 'Partners' & More on GMA
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Legendary singer Barbra Streisand sat down with GOOD MORNING AMERICA's Robin Roberts to talk about the inspiration behind her new duets album and the downside of fame. (more...)

OMAR MORALES Named Largest Comic Book Published
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

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Watch Rosie O'Donnell's Exclusive Interview with Barbra Streisand on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

'I think as everybody knows, my favorite human on the planet is Barbra Streisand,' said returning VIEW host Rosie O'Donnell, who had the pleasure of sitting down with the Legendary singer this week to talk about her new album 'Partners.' (more...)

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble to Present DON JUAN IN HELL, 9/24-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, brings back its summer hit, George Bernard Shaw's Don Juan in Hell. (more...)

Marlena Shaw to Play Feinstein's at the Nikko, 10/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Legendary jazz vocalist Marlena Shaw will make her debut at Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, October 11 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, October 12 (7 p.m.) Backed by the Marlena Shaw Quartet, Shaw will feature an evening of her greatest hits from throughout her 40-plus year career. Tickets for Marlena Shaw range in price from $35 - $50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Jessie Mueller Will Not Hit the Road with BEAUTIFUL National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Earlier this monthEarlier this month, the Toronto Star reported that Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut in 2012's Jesus Christ Superstar, would soon join the Broadway production of BEAUTIFUL as 'Carole King' in early 2015, when current star Mueller leaves to lead the national tour. BroadwayWorld has just learned from a show representative however, that the Tony winner will not hit the road with the touring cast. Casting is currently underway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Friars Club's SUNSHINE COMMITTEE ALL STAR COMEDY SHOW at The Jerry Lewis Monestery
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 18, 2014

I don't think that there has ever been a person that has been in the Friars club who has not shared a laugh or left the Monastery not smiling. That in itself is a huge accomplishment, but the Friars do so much more than entertain themselves and enjoy their camaraderie. The Friars Club's Sunshine Committee (Tom DeBow chairman) is to the Friars Club what Ronald McDonald House is to McDonald's-they bring a ray of sunshine to those who need it most! (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television Legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Yo Gabba Gabba! & REVERB Team for Yo Gabba Gabba! LIVE! Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

DJ Lance Rock and the colorful cast of characters from Yo Gabba Gabba! will join REVERB at the Westside Global Awareness Magnet School on September 30th to help students with projects to improve their school garden program. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome to Present RINGSIDE Film Series to Accompany THE RING CYCLE This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

This coming November, Birmingham Hippodrome will present Wagner's epic The Ring Cycle in its entirety. Conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera, it is the only UK date in 2014. (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH - *Series Premiere* on THE CW - Tuesday, October 7, 2014
by - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH - *Series Premiere*, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, October 7, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Wednesday, October 8, 2014
by - Sep 18, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, October 8, 2014! (more...)

Battle of the Strands to be Presented Live by Fathom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Subtlety will be verboten, ambition will be unrestrained and the glamour is sure to be off the charts as 16 winning hair salon teams from around the world descend on Las Vegas on October 6 for the fourth annual 'Battle of the Strands Live.' The finals of the international salon competition that has the entire beauty industry buzzing will be streamed live to more than 360 movie screens nationwide, courtesy of Fathom Events. Captivating and enlightening, it showcases professionals, students and fashionistas with some of the best fantasy designs in the world of hair, makeup and nail art. Finalists were chosen after winning qualifying rounds throughout the year in key U.S. cities and around the globe. (more...)

Carnegie Hall's Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing Opens this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

After four years of construction, Carnegie Hall's Judith and Burton Resnick Education Wing opens to the public this weekend, providing a new home within the Hall's landmark building for a wide range of music education and community programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) and Ensemble ACJW. (more...)

SLEEPY HOLLOW THE MUSICAL Opens 10/4 at Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

As long autumn shadows cast their spell across Greenwich Village, the days grow shorter and the nights grow restless and long, enticing the Headless Horseman to realize his lonely, faithful quest. Sleepy Hollow, an original musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell, which begins previews on September 20th at The Players Theatre in New York City's Greenwich Village, reveals a haunting deeper than the woods of the hollow. Its shadows are cast from the darkness of the human soul. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Center to Unveil New Exhibit The Maj 100
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

To coincide with the launch of Her Majesty's Theatre Building Fund, The Performing Arts Collection and Adelaide Festival Centre have meticulously looked through 100 years of history to create The Maj 100 - an exhibition 100 years in the making. One significant image, (be it a photograph, poster or event) from each of the years Her Majesty's Theatre has been in operation has been selected to bring this breathtaking exhibition to life. The Maj 100 will highlight the importance of Her Majesty's Theatre to Adelaide's history and the many ways in which it has shaped our city. (more...)

BABA to Premiere at United Solo Festival Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The Fifth Annual United Solo Theatre Festival presents the World Premiere of Baba, written and performed by Alex Mahgoub at Theatre Row Studio Theatre. After the first performance on October 1st sold-out, a second show was added on Wednesday, October 8th. Armando Merlo, who won a FringeNYC Solo Show Excellence Award in 2012 for his solo show, Salamander Starts Over, directs. (more...)

Melissa Rivers to Make First TV Appearance Since Passing of Joan Rivers on Special E! Tribute
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Joan's daughter, Melissa will make her first TV appearance since the passing of her mother when she joins Fashion Police's Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos for a 90-minute special honoring the Legendary comedienne. (more...)

UPDATE: Liza Minnelli Resting Comfortably Following Back Surgery
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Liza Minnelli is reportedly resting comfortably in a California hospital following back surgery. (more...)

2014 Feast Festival Program Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Adelaide is set to sparkle this November as the Feast Festival brings icons of stage, stand-up and screen from around the globe as part its 2014 program, officially launched in Adelaide last night. (more...)

ArtReach Educational Theatre to Present Disney's TARZAN, 10/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

ArtReach Educational Theatre is staging Disney's Tarzan. Music by Phil Collins, Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Book by David Henry Hwang. Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film - Tarzan. Performed by a Cast of Chicago Professional Actors and the Students of the ArtReach Theatre Mentoring Program. (more...)

La MaMa Opens 53rd Season with TEMPEST 3, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

La MaMa - the world-renowned theatre complex in the heart of New York City's East Village - today announced the cast for its first production of its 53rd Season entitled "LA MAMA EARTH," featuring works that raise awareness of world ecology and social justice both locally and globally. The centerpiece will be three diverse, international productions and adaptations of William Shakepeare's The Tempest from the US, Korea and Italy. All performances will be at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 East 4th Street, between Bowery & 2nd Avenue). (more...)

hhgregg Hosts Grand Opening at Columbus, Ohio Store Location
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Along with the Sawmill store opening, all hhgregg stores across the Columbus area will host Grand Opening Sales from Sept. 18-20, giving customers access to hhgregg's market-leading national brands at exceptional prices. Through Sept. 20, the store will offer special pricing on products such as the latest in TV technology, home appliances, furniture and electronics. (more...)

hhgregg Hosts Grand Opening at Columbus, Ohio Store Location
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Along with the Sawmill store opening, all hhgregg stores across the Columbus area will host Grand Opening Sales from Sept. 18-20, giving customers access to hhgregg's market-leading national brands at exceptional prices. Through Sept. 20, the store will offer special pricing on products such as the latest in TV technology, home appliances, furniture and electronics. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Cast Celebrates Pleasant Valley Sundae at Serendipity 3
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 17, 2014

Just yesterday, beloved songwriters Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, along with cast members from Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, gathered at Serendipity 3 to celebrate their 60th Anniversary with the unveiling of a new treat, the 'Pleasant Valley Sundae': a chart-topping concoction of three scoops of vanilla and chocolate ice cream, drizzled with 'Some Kind of Wonderful' caramel, chocolate, and white chocolate sauces, balancing a solid dark chocolate Baby Grand Piano, holding yet another scoop of vanilla ice cream rising to stardom and completed with a dark chocolate piano lid, grasping a music Legend cloud of whipped cream, leading down to a 'Pleasant Valley Sunday' sprinkled with candy musical notes to surely make 'The Earth Move' under your feet! BroadwayWorld was there for the special unveiling and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LOVEBiTES explores love via a series of vignettes with lots of laughs and a few tears
by Jade Kops - Sep 17, 2014

Peter Rutherford and James Millar's LOVEBITES is a witty musical that explores a number of different types of relationships from the perspectives of new love and the effect of time with the occasional twist. This latest staging makes good use of the intimate space at Hayes Theatre and is a tight and polished performance that incites laughter, knowing groans as the audience relates to the cliches, and tears as the show proves that love is complicated. (more...)

Class Act Books Announces September Titles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Class Act Books releases three new titles in paranormal and horror genres for September: The Irish Lady's Spanish Lover (Paranormal) by Icy Snow Blackstone When only the Nightmare Remains (Horror) by Rick McQuiston Balec (Horror) by James Austen McCormick James Austen is a newcomer to the Class Act Book listings and his novel Balec, of an ancient horror coming alive in a contemporary metropolis is his second novel with the publisher. Rick McQuiston is Class Act's newest acquisition, with his novel When Only the Nightmare Remains, the tale of a small town sheriff and three teenagers who face a living nightmare. Veteran Icy Snow Blackstone, who now has eight novels published with Class Act Books, brings her skill to the paranormal The Irish Lady's Spanish Lover, weaving history and Legend into a contemporary love story. Class Act Books is celebrating its first year under new ownership. Its novels and ebooks are available through the publisher's website and also the amazon site. (more...)

National Geographic Channel to Premiere Season 2 of THE LEGEND OF MICK DODGE, 9/30
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The man. The Mick. The Legend. After entertaining audiences with his quirky lifestyle last winter, Mick Dodge returns to National Geographic Channel (NGC) on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 (more...)

MTN Delivers Yachts the First Dual Ku/Ka-band Ultra-High Speed Satellite Solution to Further Enhance Its Powerful Maestro Service
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

MIRAMAR, Fla., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ In a yacht industry first, for delivery of ultra-high speed connectivity and content in the Mediterranean, MTN Communications (MTN) is launching a Ka-band-ready satellite solution. Coupled with the MTN Maestro communications management solution, the company will offer customers the Skytech BB75 dual Ku/Ka-band satellite antenna. Complementing today's MTN Ku-band service optimized through MTN Maestro, this is the first Ka-band satellite solution available for delivery to the yacht market. (more...)

Barbra Streisand's 'Partners' Soars to Number 1 on Amazon Following TONIGHT SHOW Appearance
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Looks like Barbra Streisand's hour-long appearance on Monday night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON has paid off for the Legendary singer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A 'Just Sensational' MAME Plays at Allenberry
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 17, 2014

Dann Dunn and cast give Central Pennsylvania a production that revives the Old South,Jerry Herman, and audience spirits (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SLEEPY HOLLOW at the Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

As long autumn shadows cast their spell across Greenwich Village, the days grow shorter and the nights grow restless and long, enticing the Headless Horseman to realize his lonely, faithful quest. Sleepy Hollow, an original musical by Michael Sgouros and Brenda Bell, which begins previews on September 20th at The Players Theatre in New York City's Greenwich Village, reveals a haunting deeper than the woods of the hollow. Its shadows are cast from the darkness of the human soul. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

Aretha Franklin to Release Surprise Album Later this Month?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Following in the footsteps of Beyone and U2, Legendary singer Aretha Franklin is set to release her own surprise album this month, according to Showbiz411. (more...)

Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS on Track to Hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Barbra Streisand's latest album PARTNERS already soared to No. 1 on Amazon.com, and now according to Billboard.com, the duets CD is projected to hit the top slot on the Billboard 200 by the end of this week (as of September 21). This would be Streisand's 10th No. 1 album on the chart. (more...)

E! to Celebrate Joan Rivers with Full Day of Special Programming, 9/19
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

E! is celebrating the laughter that comedy icon Joan Rivers brought to viewers around the world with 'Joan Day' on Friday, September 19th. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 17, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. '50 Shades' joins the fall-winter lineup at the Broadway Playhouse, 'Stomp' and 'Rain' join BIC, Halloween musicals begin, two sketch musicals at pH, the Muellers and Mason headline FWD's gala, Weill and Porter shows prepare to open, and Barbra goes for six straight decades! (more...)

Barbra Streisand On Recording With Elvis Presley For PARTNERS
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 17, 2014

Internationally recognized industry icon Barbra Streisand releases a new duet album titled PARTNERS this week and a new promotional video featuring her discussing her posthumous duet with the Legendary king of rock n roll himself, Elvis Presley, is now available to view. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater Legend Larry Yando in the title role. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala Raises Record-Breaking Amount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The American Theatre Wing announced today that its annual gala, held this past Monday evening at the Plaza Hotel, was the most successful in the organization's history, raising over $750,000 (besting the previous record, which was set in 2013, by more than $50,000). All proceeds from the evening will benefit the education and outreach programs of the American Theatre Wing, which include SpringboardNYC, the Theatre Intern Network, the National Theatre Company Grants and the Jonathan Larson Grants, and will also support free access for students, aspiring professionals, and the general public to programming on AmericanTheatreWing.org, including the long running 'Working in the Theatre' media program. (more...)

BWW Webseries THE RESIDUALS Announces Guests Sanz, Green, Torpey
by The Residuals - Sep 17, 2014

In the tradition of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, BroadwayWorld is proud to announce that Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed comedy webseries THE RESIDUALS will premiere exclusively on BWW in early 2015. THE RESIDUALS' team is now in pre-production for its second season, featuring guest stars Horatio Sanz (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Jenna Leigh Green (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, Broadway's WICKED), and commercial acting Legend Michael Torpey. (more...)

Visible Fictions to Bring THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD to the Segerstrom, 11/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Bringing in a new and surprising take on the Legend of Robin Hood, Visible Fictions makes a stop at Segerstrom Center for the Arts with a production The Scotsman newspaper calls, "A timely contemporary twist on the story." Created by the company that brought the hit show Jason and the Argonauts to stages all over the world, The Adventures of Robin Hood breathes life into the outlaw we all know so well. Co-Commissioned by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., Robin Hood comes to Samueli Theater on November 8 & 9 for three performances only. (more...)

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