VIDEO: Sean ¬ĎDiddy¬' Combs Talks ¬ĎBad Boy¬' Reunion, VMAs & More on TODAY
by - Aug 31, 2016

Hip hop Legend Sean ¬ďDiddy¬Ē Combs is ready to kick off his ¬ďBad Boy¬Ē reunion, but first he visits TODAY to talk about the charter school he¬ís opening in Harlem, saying it was always his dream because of his strong education he received growing up. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for MY FAIR LADY, Directed by Julie Andrews in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews, just started performances at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at Sydney Opera house, and will travel for seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne following its time in Sydney. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Scoop: Disney Channel September 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Aug 31, 2016

Get all the scoop on Disney Channel September 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

BWW Interviews: Joshua Finkel of PARADE at Panic! Productions
by Cary Ginell - Aug 31, 2016


Athletic Trainer Carolyn Peters and Hall of Famer Charlie Joiner Honored by San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation at the 'Taste at the Cove' Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

On Thursday, Aug. 25, La Jolla Cove played host to all things outstanding in the fields of sports and medicine. San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation's (SDSMF) annual fundraiser, Taste at the Cove, returned for its 15th year, bringing food, one-of-a-kind auction items and professional athletes together. In addition to the festivities, Taste at the Cove honored one community Legend and one medical champion. The five-star charity event took place in the open-air place at Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove. (more...)

Emmy-Nominated TRANSPARENT Director Silas Howard Returns
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Director Silas Howard burst into the spotlight with his directorship on the previous season of Amazon's Transparent, and he'll be returning to the director's chair once again for the upcoming season (more...)

Nick Cordero, Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose and More to Lead A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions have just announced casting for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

The Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall Ranked 20th Highest Ticket-Selling Venue Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

?The Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall has consistently landed on the list of top selling venues in Pollstar, the only worldwide publication covering the concert and tour industry. This year's list of Top 100 Theatre Venues worldwide includes The Kentucky Center at number 20. (more...)

Jackie Burns, Robert Creighton, Felicia Finley and More Set for BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who has produced over 200 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States, will return to his native Rhode Island to produce his first concert in his home state. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Announces Repertory for 45th Summer Festival Season and 2017 2nd Stages Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Michael Egel, General and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, has announced the repertory for the 2017 Summer Festival Season and 2nd Stages Series. (more...)

Connecticut Fall Preview
by Lauren Yarger - Aug 31, 2016

What Not to Miss on Connecticut Stages this Fall (more...)

Vieux Farka Tour to Kick Off WMI's 'Desert Blues' Series at (Le) Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

World Music Institute launches its brand new concert series, Desert Blues, with Vieux Farka Toure on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8 p.m. (dj.henri from Radio Africa Online to spin a set at 7:00 p.m) at (Le) Poisson Rouge, located at 158 Bleecker Street. This second-generation Malian guitar hero-'the Hendrix of the Sahara'-  is the son of Legendary guitarist Ali Farka Toure. (more...)

NBC Sports Presents Original Special SOUTHERN SPEED: THE LEGEND OF DARLINGTON Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Produced in partnership with NASCAR Productions, SOUTHERN SPEED: THE Legend OF DARLINGTON premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents THE BURIALS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone,the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Turns Out for André De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld has your inside look at Chicago's celebration for Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens! Check out photos below! (more...)

Honey Fest Gets Buzzed This Year with Exclusive New Ice Cream from Little Baby's and Bartram's Garden
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Bartram's Garden (54th Street & Lindbergh Blvd.) has been busy as a bee preparing to host its first 'BUZZED' Ice Cream Social during the Philadelphia Honey Festival. On Sunday, September 11, 2016, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm, enjoy an exclusive ice cream flavor created by Little Baby's Ice Cream using ingredients found in the Garden, plus cool off with Art in the Age cocktails and boozy ice cream floats. Treats for children will also be available. While you enjoy, explore the historic gardens and try your hand at period lawn games and authentic country dances. All ages welcome. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for Bartram's Garden members. Tickets available at Proceeds benefit Bartram's Garden. (more...)

45 Tommy Tune Awards Schools Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2017 Tommy Tune Awards. This year will mark the Tommy Tune Awards 15th Anniversary. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942 'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. (more...)

BWW Review: KURTIS SIMMONS Rocks Rockwell Table and Stage in his LA Solo Cabaret Debut
by Don Grigware - Aug 31, 2016

On Monday August 29 actor/singer Kurtis Simmons made his solo cabaret debut at Rockwell Table and Stage to a SRO crowd of adoring fans and well-wishers. Simmons is no stranger to Los Angeles audiences, as he has appeared onstage in such popular shows as Forever Plaid and premiered his musical Hipster Sweatshop at Rockwell in the company of co-creators Kyle Puccia and Darryl Stephens, in May of this year. But, there is something special about a solo show. As good as a performer is - and Simmons is very good indeed with a phenomenal voice - there's always that question, 'Can he carry a show by himself?' The answer is a resounding 'Yes!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Sondheim & Hal Prince Discuss the Creation of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Lonny Price's New Documentary
by Stage Tube - Aug 31, 2016

Lonny Price's 'Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened' is set to screen as part of the Special Events of the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16).  Below, check out a clip from the documentary, in which Hal Prince and Stephen Sondheim discuss their new 'show about kids.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BEOWULF: A THOUSAND YEARS OF BAGGAGE at Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Tony Award-winning Trinity Repertory Company kicks off their 2016-2017 season, Ghosts of the Past, Dreams of the Future with Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage, directed by Curt Columbus. Beowulf: A Thousand Years of Baggage running September 8 - October 9, 2016 in Trinity Rep's Chace Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Playwright David Henry Hwang Writes on the Passing of Gene Wilder
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Playwright David Henry Hwang, who worked with Wilder briefly in the early stages of his play M. Butterfly, just wrote a tribute to the stage and screen Legend. Wilder was cast as Rene Gallimard- a role that was later played by John Lithgow after Wilder withdrew from the production. (more...)

Must-Watch VIDEO: TONIGHT SHOW Outtake - After Goofs, Jimmy Fallon Joins Barbra Streisand & Alec Baldwin for Duet!
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In this outtake from last Thursday's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin turned their duet of 'The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened' into a trio when they invite Jimmy Fallon to sing along (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Leslie Odom Jr. & Phil Collins Perform at 2016 U.S. Open
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

HAMILTON star and Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. returned to his native Queens, NY to perform a special duet with cultural Legend Phil Collins during last night's Opening Night Ceremony for the 2016 US Open. (more...)

Frank Sinatra's 'World On A String' 4CD/DVD Box Set to Be Released 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Frank Sinatra never had a problem with language barriers, he spoke to the heart. His songs served as the soundtrack to people's lives around the world. (more...)

September's 'Midnight Moment' to Bring TANTRIS to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

In partnership with the Metropolitan Opera and Gallery Met Shorts, Times Square Arts brings Elizabeth Peyton and Kristian Emdal's Tantris (Young Tristan) to Times Square's electronic billboards from 11:57 p.m. to midnight every night in September. This project is a part of Midnight Moment, a monthly presentation by The Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.  (more...)

Champagne Jerry, Michael Shannon, Justin Vivian Bond and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances for August 31 - September 11, 2016. Scroll down for details, or visit for a complete list of shows! (more...)

City Of L.A. To Declare September 3 DONOVAN DAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The City of Los Angeles will officially declare SEPTEMBER 3 as'DONOVAN DAY.'? (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN on Broadway, Starring Derek Hough, Delayed Indefinitely
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Earlier this year it was announced that Emmy winner Derek Hough would soon be dancing through the rain-soaked streets of Broadway in an upcoming production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN. Now the show has been delayed indefinitely due to lack of available theatres. Hough writes:  (more...)

Scoop: Disney Junior - September Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Aug 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on Disney Junior - September Programming Highlights (more...)

Guitar Legend And Singer Robert Randolph Signs to Sony Music Masterworks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Sony Music Masterworks signs Robert Randolph & The Family Band, led by pedal steel guitar Legend, Robert Randolph. (more...)

VIDEO: Sean 'Diddy' Combs Talks New Tour & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Hip-hop Legend Sean "Diddy" Combs joined the TODAY anchors on the plaza to talk about his ongoing tour with The Family, the charter school he's opening in Harlem. (more...)

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Open Bristol Riverside Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 30th Anniversary Season with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan on September 27-October 16. (more...)

Vitech Announces Conference Agenda for V3 Connect
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016


An Interview with East Lynne Theater Co.'s Vampire Killer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Now that "Dracula," after enjoying many sold out evenings and ovations, is in its final week, the actor playing Van Helsing, James Rana, had time to answer a few questions asked by Gayle Stahlhuth, East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director who also directed this spellbinding play based on Bram Stoker's gothic novel. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Shorts Programs and New Section Explorations
by Movies News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Explorations, a new section featuring bold selections from the vanguard of contemporary cinema, and Main Slate shorts for the 54th New York Film Festival (September 30 - October 16). (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Talks Politics, New Album & More on 60 MINUTES
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The singer sat down with the show's Michael Usher to discuss politics, her successful career in entertainment and her newest album 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway'. (more...)

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen to Bring Hall of Fame Repertoire to CCA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen bring their Hall of Fame repertoire to life at the Capitol Center for the Arts (CCA) in Concord, New Hampshire on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8PM. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Season of NBC's CELEBRITY APPRENTICE!
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Launching the new year in dramatic style, NBC has set January premiere dates for three key midseason series ¬ó ¬ďThe New Celebrity Apprentice,¬Ē now in Los Angeles and starring master of the boardroom Arnold Schwarzenegger; ¬ďGrimm,¬Ē which will begin its sixth and final season; and the epic, romantic and wondrous ¬ďEmerald City.¬Ē (more...)

Crystal Bowersox, Capitol Steps, TAJ EXPRESS & More Set for Poway Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Poway OnStage has announced its exciting 2016/2017 Professional Performance Series. (more...)

Charles Busch to Return to Provincetown Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret with Legendary performer Charles Busch returning to Provincetown for one performance only, Monday, September 5 at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Punk Legend to Release LEARN FROM THE RIKK AGNEW BAND This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Frontier Records announced today that punk Legend Rikk Agnew is set to release the debut full-length LP Learn from The Rikk Agnew Band on October 14 on vinyl and digital formats. (more...)

Emily Watson to Take On Role of Elsa Einstein in Nat Geo Channel's GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Academy Award- and Golden Globe-nominated actress Emily Watson ('Theory of Everything,' 'The Book Thief') is set to join National Geographic Channel's upcoming global anthology series GENIUS, from Fox 21 Television Studios (more...)

Photo Flash: Christie Brinkley, Susan Lucci, Brooke Shields and More in CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY in The Hamptons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

New York's funniest show Celebrity Autobiography had two special performances last week in The Hamptons on Friday, August 26 at 7pm & 9:30pm at Guild Hall, which featured stars of stage and screen Christie Brinkley, Susan Lucci, Brooke Shields, Colin Jost, Dick Cavett, Tovah Feldshuh, Richard Kind and Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Erika Amato, Tom Byrn and Mike Newman to Lead BIOGRAPHY at East Lynne Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The award-winning East Lynne Theater Company of Cape May, NJ has announced complete casting for S. N. Behrman's effervescent 1932 comedy, Biography. (more...)

VIDEO: Are Those My Lips? Barbra Streisand Presented with New Caricature at Sardi's!
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

In a special bonus clips from Barbra Streisand's appearance on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the Legendary star visits the iconic New York eatery Sardi's, renowned for its caricatures of Broadway luminaries. (more...)

First Look - Showtime Airs Award Winning Documentary WEINER, 10/22
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

SHOWTIME will debut the world television premiere of the critically-acclaimed documentary WEINER on Saturday, October 22nd at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Weill Hall At Sonoma State University's Green Music Center Announces 2016-17 Fifth Anniversary Season, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Weill Hall at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center (GMC) announces plans for the 2016-17 Fifth Anniversary Season Opening Weekend. The opening night performance Saturday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m., features the unparalleled kings of Jazz, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. A Gala Dinner will be held at Prelude Restaurant and Patio following the concert, with cuisine provided by Stark & Co. Catering. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andre De Shields' CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From the heat of urban insurrection in Baltimore, Maryland to the incandescent glare of New York's Great White Way, 'Jelly Belly' has many stories to tell. Through song, dance, and spoken word, join Victory Gardens Theater's Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow Andre De Shields in this riveting solo-performance as we follow this adventure from inner city impoverishment to self-actualization. BroadwayWorld has your first look below! Check it out! (more...)

ASTERION by Liz Duffy Adams Gets Reading in Mesa on Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

A World Premiere reading of Asterion by Liz Duffy Adams will be produced by The Bridge Initiative and Southwest Shakespeare Company this September. (more...)

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