BWW Review: PRAIRIE-OKE! -A Little House of Fun, Raunchy HIGH-larity!!!
by Gil Kaan - Nov 9, 2015

Dane Whitlock sharply directs his talented cast in his PRAIRIE-OKE! delivering a fast-paced, 100-minute, high-camp romp full of not-so-subtle double entendres via the not-so-pure underbelly of 'Little House on the Prairie' denizens. (more...)

Marc Kudisch's BARITONES UNBOUND Heads to the Royal George This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

Continuing to bring original musical stories and new productions to beloved Chicago audiences, 'Hershey Felder Presents' (George Gershwin Alone, Maestro Bernstein, The Pianist of Willesden Lane, Louis and Keely 'Live' at the Sahara) now brings BARITONES UNBOUND, a new play with music and baritone superstars to the Royal George Theatre as part of a continuing season of new productions. Performances begin at the Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted Street, on Friday, December 11th, 2015 and continue through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 with a press opening on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. A special New Year's Eve performance includes a champagne and dessert reception with the artists. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 8, 2015

Might I offer some perhaps unsolicited advice? If you are dreading the upcoming holidays - Thanksgiving is just under three weeks away and Christmas is fast on its heels - and the typical upheaval precipitated by a trip 'over the river and through the woods' into the bosom of your family's particular brand of dysfunction, perhaps taking in a performance of ACT 1's production of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County would help you to gain some much-needed perspective. Because, trust me, your family (no matter how off-the-rails they may be at any given moment) can only compare favorably to the extended Weston clan of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. (more...)

Unauthorized Karaoke Parody Musical PRAIRIE-OKE! to Return to the Cavern Club, 11/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

PRAIRIE-OKE!, the musical mash-up parody that rocked Los Angeles, returns for three weekends only to the Cavern Club Theater. (more...)

Kim Carsons, Aaron Ramey, Matt Wolpe, Bill Nolte and More to Star in MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at the Engeman; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL. Performances begin on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Hallmark Channel is Most-Watched Network Among Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Countdown to Christmas rings in another successful weekend with the most recent original premieres, Northpole: Open for Christmas and Merry Matrimony catapulting Hallmark Channel to be the most- watched cable network for the entire weekend among HHs, W18-49, W25-54 and total viewers. (more...)

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET Begins Tonight at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE MUSICAL. Performances begin tonight, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through January 3, 2016. (more...)

Rose Marie Honored w/Shirley Temple Award for Longest Active Career in Hollywood
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

With a career that began at age 3 on stage in vaudeville, at age 5 had her own national radio show on NBC and still working (primarily in voice over) today, Miss Marie, now has the longest active career in entertainment (more...)

COUNTDOWN TO CHIRSTMAS Makes Hallmark Channel Most-Watched Cable Network for 2nd Week Straight
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Hallmark Channel's Countdown to Christmas continues to spread holiday spirit with the most recent original premieres I'm Not Ready for Christmas and Christmas Incorporated (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Opens CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG in Berkeley Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang, TYA-a lively new child-friendly stage version of the popular book, movie and Broadway show about the adventures of the Potts family and their flying car-opens today, November 14, at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley 94703, at 11 a.m. (more...)

COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS Propels Hallmark Channel to Most-Watched Network for Entire Weekend
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Hallmark Channel continues to ring in the holiday spirit with its two most recent original premieres, Ice Sculpture Christmas and Charming Christmas, propelling the network to be the most-watched and highest-rated among HHs, W25-54 and total viewers for the entire weekend. (more...)

TV's Nasty Nellie, Alison Argrim, Is More Than Just Survivng
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Produer, Carolyn Peterson has created a series of lectures by women titled 'The Indomitable Spirit: Stories of Courage, Strength and Survival,' where interesting and inspirational women share their stories of survival, (Cancer, poverty, domestic violence, addiction, child abuse, etc.) (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint
by Tyler Hinton - May 9, 2016

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Compan's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint (more...)

Original COMPANY Cast Member & 'ALICE' Star Beth Howland Dies at 74
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

eth Howland, perhaps best known as sweet but clumsy waitress Vera Louise Gorman in the 1970's sitcom ALICE, passed away from lung cancer on Dec. 31, 2015, in Santa Monica, CA. She was 74 (more...)

Superstar Mariah Carey Inks 3-Picture Agreement with Hallmark Channel
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Hallmark Channel continues its successful creative partnership with the multi-platinum and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Mariah Carey for a three-picture executive producing deal with the superstar. (more...)

Eric Rosswood's JOURNEY TO SAME-SEX PARENTHOOD to Hit the Shelves This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Now that marriage equality is legal throughout the U.S., many same-sex couples are moving on to the next step in their relationships by starting families. But the road to parenthood is still a challenge for many people in the LGBT community. That's why author Eric Rosswood put together JOURNEY TO SAME-SEX PARENTHOOD, a new book designed to help people in the LGBT community start families of their own. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, with music & lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, additional material by Jay Reiss, choreographed by Misha Shields, music directed by Michael Ferrara, directed by Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Artie O'Daly & Theresa Ryan to Launch SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE Web Series This Month
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Writers Artie O'Daly and Theresa Ryan, better known as the popular Youtube duo Skip & Terri, met their first year in the acting conservatory at Purchase College and, in the years since, have watched many classmates go on to become successful people. Inspired by the struggle, they have written and star in the Youtube series SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE, which will premiere its first of eight 5-minute episodes on YouTube Tuesday, March 15, 2016. (more...)

WICKED's Kara Lindsay to Make Solo Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Fresh off playing Glinda in Broadway's WICKED, Kara Lindsay will make her solo concert debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 29th and March 31st. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's WHEN CALLS THE HEART Delivers 2.3 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016


FISHERS OF MEN to Return to the Hudson Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Faith and art intersect in Rick Segall's profoundly moving one-man show illuminating the final moments of Apostle Simon Peter's life, and how those moments changed the life of one man forever. FISHERS OF MEN opens March 4 in a limited three-week engagement at the Hudson Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Kara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard To Star in MARY POPPINS at North Carolina Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce the cast of its upcoming summer production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. Leading the cast in her North Carolina Theatre debut is Broadway sensation Kara Lindsay as everyone's favorite nanny, 'Mary Poppins' alongside Nicolas Dromard. NC native Eric Woodall is set to direct with choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. NC Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins will play July 26-31, 2016 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE BITE with Katie Lynch and BRIGHT STAR's Lizzie Klemperer
by Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch - Jun 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to add to our roster of exclusive talent and programing, Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch. Come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up in this new cooking show. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking! Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring Bright Star's Lizzie Klemperer! (more...)

Debbie Matenopoulos Named New Co-Host of Hallmark Channel's HOME & FAMILY
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Cristina Ferrare, longtime co-host of Hallmark Channel's Daytime Emmy(R)-nominated daily series HOME & FAMILY, will depart the network's popular original lifestyle program, it was announced today by Hallmark Channel. (more...)

IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL Opens Tomorrow at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Get ready to mash things up! In celebration of the opening night performance of IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL this Saturday, July 9, Mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed July 9, 2016 "IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL DAY" in Las Vegas. A proclamation ceremony will take place in Symphony Park at 6 p.m. that evening, which is open to the public, and will be followed by the opening night performance at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. The proclamation ceremony will take place in front of an epic 18-wheel, 6-ton Big Idaho Potato Truck, which will remain on display in Symphony Park through Tuesday, July 12. Tickets to this 'spudtacular' production are still available, and include admission to the Ida-Ho-Down after-party on Saturday night. For more information, please visit (more...)

James Denton to Star in Hallmark Channel Original Movie FOR LOVE AND HONOR
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Hallmark Channel's 'Summer Nights' programming event continues with the new, original movie FOR LOVE AND HONOR, premiering Saturday, July 30, 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 9, 2016

A surprising night of old-fashioned modern theatre in this 2014 Tony Award winning musical, playing at the Hennepin Theatre Trust's State Theatre. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's First-Ever Winterfest Programming Event is Ratings Hit
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Hot on the heels of a highly successful holiday season, Hallmark Channel jump-started the New Year with its first-ever Winterfest programming event, featuring new original movies every Saturday night in January. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's Original Movie UNLEASHING MR. DARCY Delivers 3 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Hallmark Channel's first-ever Winterfest programming event culminated Saturday night to resounding success, with the original movie premiere of UNLEASHING MR. DARCY (more...)

Hallmark Channel Teams with North Shore Animal League in Support of KITTEN BOWL III
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Hallmark Channel in partnership with North Shore Animal League America celebrates 'Kitten Bowl III' by hosting adoption parties for the third year in a row at over 35 local shelters across the nation. (more...)

Hallmark Channel Teams with Snaps on KITTEN BOWL III Emojis
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Hallmark Channel and the mobile messaging platform Snaps today announced the availability of KITTEN BOWL III Emojis on the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's Premiere of LOVE'S COMPLICATED Delivers 2.2 Million Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Hallmark Channel's inaugural Winterfest programming event continues to resonate with viewers in the New Year. The January 9th premiere of LOVE'S COMPLICATED averaged a 2.0 HH rating and 2.2 million Total Viewers (more...)

Hallmark Hall of Fame Moves to Hallmark Channel
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Hallmark Cards, Inc., today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Crown Media Holdings, Inc. for the Hallmark Channel to become the producer and home for the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame television series. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Valentine's Day' Original Premieres Average Over 2M Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Hallmark Channel capped off its Countdown to Valentine's Day programming stunt this past weekend with new original movie premieres, Valentine Ever After and Anything for Love, garnering a 2.3 and 1.9 HH rating, respectively. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/16/2016 - SILVER CHALICE at Joe's, MRS. HENDERSON in London!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 16, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Joe's Pub welcomes a new interactive show, and MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS opens in London! (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Robert Loggia, Known for Mobster Roles, Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Robert Loggia, known for his roles in SCARFACE and THE SOPRANOS, died today, December 4, 2015 after a battle with Alzheimer's. He was 85. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's WHEN CALLS THE HEART: NEW YEAR'S WISH Delivers 2.5 M Total Viewers
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Hallmark Channel gave dedicated When Calls the Heart fans a festive treat with the Saturday, December 26th special event, WHEN CALLS THE HEART: New Year's Wish, which garnered a 2.1 HH rating and 2.5 million total viewers. (more...)

Hallmark Channel's 'Countdown to Christmas' Delivers Ratings Win
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

Hallmark Channel is unbeatable this holiday season, remaining the reigning champ in cable as the most watched network in primetime and total day among women 25-54, as well as #1 in primetime among total viewers (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Music Hall & Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse are pleased to announce four Broadway veterans to star in the beloved holiday classic White Christmas at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, December 9 to 20. Jeffry Denman will reprise his role as Phil Davis, which he played to critical acclaim on Broadway, Joey Sorge will play Bob Wallace, Kate Loprest debuts as Betty Haynes, and Vanessa Sonon plays Judy Haynes in this heartwarming musical adaptation that features the book by David Ives and Paul Blake and seventeen Irving Berlin songs including 'Blue Skies,' 'Sisters,' 'Count Your Blessings,' and the perennial favorite, 'White Christmas.' (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Premiere Four Original Movies This January
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

On the heels of Hallmark Channel's #1 rated Countdown to Christmas, the network continues to roll-out seasonal programming with its inaugural 'WINTERFEST' event featuring four world premiere original movies every Saturday in January 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Child Stars & Moms from Stage, TV & Film Gather at Hollywood Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Almost 80 students from The Dolores Mission School gathered for a wonderful opportunity to visit Hollywood and tour the recently decorated Hollywood Museum, enjoy the beautiful holiday decorations by Dr Christmas (Bob Pranga), as well as hear inspirational stories with interesting messages from local politicians and personalities. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Kara Lindsay Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

After two sold-out shows in March, Kara Lindsay returns to Feinstein's/54 Below on May 5th with an encore presentation of her debut solo concert. Audiences can expect to hear a range of musical styles as she sings the songs that hold a special place in her heart, professionally and personally. (more...)

Hallmark Channel to Celebrate June Weddings with Four New Original Movies
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Hallmark Channel says 'I do' to new original movies every Saturday night this June celebrating wedding bells and romance with its annual June Weddings programming event (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Sara Jean Ford in 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM', Coming to Reilly Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Broadway's Sara Jean Ford (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) appears live in her concert DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM: The High Notes and Hijinks of a Broadway Soprano at Reilly Arts Center (500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL 34470) on Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3pm. Presented by Artists Lounge Live. Scroll down for a sneak peek at her onstage! (more...)

Season 2 Premiere of Hallmark Channel's GOOD WITCH Works Its Ratings Magic
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Hot on the heels of the successful Season 3 denouement of When Calls the Heart, another of Hallmark Channel's original programs, GOOD WITCH, worked its magic over the weekend with the bow of its second season. (more...)

by Don Grigware - Apr 20, 2016

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at the Ahmanson Theatre. He chats with us about the challenges of playing the role and other theatrical interests. What is the biggest challenge in playing Monty 8 times a week? Staying hydrated!  I have to make sure I drink enough water during the day. I hardly have a chance to drink any water during the course of the show, because I am onstage 99% of the time!   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the High Chaparral Reunion 2016
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2016

All roads lead to Tucson for the 2016 High Chaparral Reunion, which took  place March 17-20, 2016 at Casino del Sol Resort and Old Tucson Studios. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Susan McCray Performs at The High Chaparral Reunion
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2016

All roads lead to Tucson for the 2016 High Chaparral Reunion was held March 17-20, 2016 at Casino del Sol Resort and Old Tucson Studios. (more...)

IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL Will Debut at Smith Center; Tickets Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

'A tale of love on the prairie baked to bawdy perfection,' IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL will make its highly-anticipated debut on Saturday, July 9 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Serving as The Smith Center's second, home grown production, IDAHO! tells the story of wife stealin', spud peelin', double dealin', and so much more. Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday, April 1 at 10 a.m. PT. For more information, visit (more...)

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