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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Kimmel Center And Bucks County Playhouse Announce New Partnership And Cultural Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Thursday, January 26, 2017
by - Jan 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, January 26, 2017! (more...)

Kimmel Center to Launch Bucks County Playhouse Partnership with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

Birdland to host A VERY SQUIGS CAST PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

On Monday, January 9, Birdland is once again excited to host Justin "Squigs" Robertson as special guest artist-in-residence at Jim Caruso's Cast Party. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Winners Announced - Matt Doyle, Sergio Trujillo, Michael Blevins; Paper Mill Wins 7 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 6, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 New Jersey winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Philippe Bowgen, Donald Faison, Hal Linden, Justin Long, Luna Velez and More Tapped for PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for its revival of Steve Martin's clever and crowd-pleasing comedy hit Picasso at the Lapin Agile. (more...)

Boston Ballet Announces 2017 BB@HOME SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Boston Ballet is pleased to announce its BB@home performance series for the 2016-2017 season. Boston Ballet II (BBII), Boston Ballet's second company, will present a range of diverse repertoire January 21-22, 2017 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Winter/Spring 2017 Events Announced at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

South Orange Performing Arts Center has released its lineup for the first half of 2017. See the newly released Winter-Spring events schedule below:  (more...)

Battle of the Broadway Comedians Take the Stage at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

From the creator of 'My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish, and I'm in Therapy', comes the hilarious stand-up comedy from two of Broadway's best award-winning comedians! Battle of the Broadway Comedians hits the stage Sunday, January 8th at 3pm! (more...)

Casting Announced for MY FAIR LADIES at The Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

For four nights only, My Fair Ladies is appearing at The Crazy Coqs and promises an evening filled to the brim with the best songs made famous by Broadway's best divas. (more...)

Aisha De Haas, Capathia Jenkins, Judy McLane, Billy Stritch and More Set for TACT's I GOTTA BE ME Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

TACT has announced that Aisha De Haas (Rent, Caroline or Change), Peter Gregus (Jersey Boys), Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, Caroline or Change), Liz Larsen (Beautiful, Hairspray, The Most Happy Fella), Judy McLane (Mamma Mia!, Chess, Aspects of Love) and Billy Stritch (Liza's at the Palace, 42nd Street, Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall) will star along with newcomers Patrick Dunn, Kelly McIntyre and Zoe Kassay, in an evening of song to benefit the company, supporting TACT's mission and programming.  (more...)

Luke Frazier and The American Pops Return with THIRD THURSDAYS Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, January 19 at 12:15 PM. (more...)

HB Studio Joins THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT with Open Mic Event
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

HB Studio joins The Ghostlight Project this Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Miss Coco Peru Returns to Los Angeles LGBT Center for Two Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

In response to overwhelming popular demand, the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced the return of the legendary Miss Coco Peru in her latest solo show, A Gentle Reminder: Miss Coco Peru's Guide to a Somewhat Happy Life. There will be two performances only at the Renberg Theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11 at 8pm. (more...)

Stable Cable Lab Co. Announces Reading Series, Mainstage Production, and New Producing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Stable Cable Lab Co. has announced its 2017 season, which will launch in February with its annual reading series of new plays in process.  This free reading series will feature three plays in development including HOME CHURCH PLAY by Jacob Perkins on February 17th,DOLLFACE by Emily Daly on February 20th, and LITTLEGHOST by Liza Birkenmeier on February 27th.  Readings will take place at 7:30pm at South Oxford Space (138 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY) on February 17th and 20th, and at Simple Studios (134 W. 29th St, 2nd Floor, NYC) on February 27th.  To make a reservation, e-mail StableCableLabCo@gmail.com. (more...)

Theaters Comment About BWW NJ AWARDS
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 16, 2017

The BWW New Jersey awards focused on professional theatre, the actors, and the creative teams that make Garden State performances outstanding. (more...)

JENNA ESPOSITO Launches 2017 New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Season at Metropolitan Room With Award-Nominated CONNIE FRANCIS Tribute Show, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Singer/Actress Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. Esposito is perhaps best known for her tribute to iconic pop singer Connie Francis-Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis-a show that has been a smash hit among audiences and critics since it debuted in 2009. Connie Francis herself has praised Jenna's work, raving, 'I've known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I'm so grateful for the love and respect she shows to the catalog of songs that has been so good to me through the years.' Now Esposito will be reprising her critically acclaimed show to launch the 2017 season of the BroadwayWorld.com Award-Nominated series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at the Metropolitan Room on February 13 at 7 pm. (more...)

Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Thursday, February 2, 2017
by - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, February 2, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: Performers Gifted with Squigs Drawings at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

On Monday, January 9, Birdland once again hosted Justin "Squigs" Robertson as special guest artist-in-residence at Jim Caruso's Cast Party. Over twenty impromptu performers were delighted by the gift of an original "Squigs," swiftly drawn during their performance on the Birdland stage. (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Bruce Hornsby to Perform at Sedona International Film Festival; Tickets on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Tickets for three-time Grammy Award-winner Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemaker's Sedona International Film Festival opening concert on Saturday, Feb. 18 and five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein's performance of the Great American Songbook on Friday, Feb. 24 go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16.  (more...)

Teatro Paraguas Presents ENFRASCADA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Enfrascada, by Tanya Saracho, is "a jarring comedy of hoodoo proportions." The play opens with best friends Alicia (Roxanne Tapia), Yesenia (Juliet Salazar) and Carolina (Alix Hudson) watching a concert in summer: Yess is checking out her new man playing in the band, Caro is concerned with buying a house and getting pregnant, and Ali is thrilled about working on a thematic of Grace for the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Arts. It's a typical day for the trio. But when Alicia finds out that her long-term boyfriend, Diego, has left her for another woman, her world is turned upside down.  She moves in with her eccentric cousin Lulu (Liza Frolkis), goes to therapy, eats ice cream from the container. When therapy and yoga fall short in providing closure, however, she is persuaded by her two best friends to delve into the occult.  (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Announces Publication of REVERSE SHOT Book on Martin Scorcese January Screenings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Museum of the Moving Image will publish the tome Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema, a Reverse Shot. To celebrate the book's release the Museum of the Moving image is hosting a week of events. See the full schedule below:  (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce to Chat New Musical KID VICTORY at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre in February. (more...)

SETH SIKES SINGS BERNADETTE PETERS at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, "may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook" will return to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Saturday, February 25th at 9:30PM (EST) in Seth Sikes Sings Bernadette Peters, a brand new show in which he sings the Broadway star's most popular songs. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Oz to Oz, An Interview with WICKED Tour's Isabel Keating
by Kimberly Moy - Jan 10, 2017

WICKED is flying into Orlando this week and those familiar with the story know that it's a story about friendship, acceptance, and connection. I had the opportunity to chat with Drama Desk winner and Tony Award nominee Isabel Keating, who is currently playing Madame Morrible on the WICKED tour. From the moment we began talking, I felt a radiating kinship that made me think twice about Madame Morrible as the 'bad guy' of the show. (more...)

Opera & Ballet International Proudly Presents VERDI AIDA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Aida, the grandest of all Ellen Kent's operas, returns in Spring 2017 to the UK with a stunning new traditional production, boasting an impressive new set built by Set-Up Scenery in the UK, who also build sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden. (more...)

Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Thursday, January 19, 2017
by - Dec 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, January 19, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER on ABC - Thursday, January 19, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 30, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, airing on ABC on Thursday, January 19, 2017! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christine Pedi Gets 'Sirius' About Christmas at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 29, 2016

All the sold out Christine Pedi Show's audience got for Christmas last night at Feinstein's 54/Below was Barbra Streisand, Patti Lupone, Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing and her favorite divas stuffed into one big Christmas stocking and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Chris Gillespie, Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch and More Slated for Bemelmans Bar This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, will welcome Chris Gillespie, Champian Fulton and Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch to Bemelmans Bar for Sunday night residencies throughout the winter 2017 season. (more...)

BWW Review: ELF - THE MUSICAL Jingles into OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Dec 26, 2016

Upon learning that part of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' holiday programming this season was to finally bring a national tour production of ELF - THE MUSICAL---the 2010 Broadway stage musical adaptation of the popular Will Ferrell holiday movie---to its stage, I was pretty ecstatic. For the most part, ELF---which performs at SCFTA through January 1, 2017---delivers enjoyable laughs sprinkled here and there throughout its two acts, and even offers up a non-equity cast equipped with lovely singing voices. But while ELF - THE MUSICAL is certainly festive and has lots of smile-inducing moments, overall, I felt the presented production felt surprisingly subdued. While, sure, it had plenty of genuinely funny and heart-warming moments, many aspects of the NETworks Presentations production needed to be much more over-the-top, manic, and downright silly. (more...)

Homenaje a Liza Minnelli con CLOSE TO LIZA
by Felipe Velasco - Dec 23, 2016

CLOSE TO Liza sera un recital inspirado en la figura de Liza Minneli de la mano de Xavi Casan, Dani Campos y Virginia Martinez. Estara disponible en el Malda del 2 de enero al 27 de febrero de 2017, los lunes a las 21:00 horas. (more...)

Mary Bridget Davies, Christine Ebersole, BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY and More Will Warm Up 54 Below This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

This January, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for more details! (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Leslie Odom Jr. Will Be Home for Christmas
by Jim Caruso - Dec 22, 2016

I'm pretty sure there's nothing Leslie Odom, Jr. can't do. This recording of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" perfectly shows off his good taste, style and that exemplary voice. The song is, of course, an American classic, with lyrics by Kim Gannon and a melody by Walter Kent. Gannon wrote it from the point of a World War II soldier stationed overseas, telling his family that he'll be home for the holidays, and to prepare the Christmas fun. Of course, the last lyric is one of the most melancholy ever written - "I'll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams." When the song was first pitched to folks in the music business, it was roundly refused, since it all seemed incredibly sad. But Bing Crosby smartly threw caution to the wind and recorded the tune, with immense success. Interestingly, after the lyricist's death, he left the royalty rights to the American Heart Association, which has benefitted greatly ever since. (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Barbra Streisand Reinvents a Classic
by Jim Caruso - Dec 21, 2016

Love it or hate it, this souped-up arrangement of 'Jingle Bells?' has become an iconic recording by the one and only Barbra Streisand. Of course, it's from her first Christmas album, which came out in 1967, but I was introduced to it in 1970 when it was released on a special promo album for Maxwell House coffee, along with cuts by Doris Day and (yes) Jim Nabors. I thought it was funny then, and I think it's funny now. I especially love the Brooklyn-ese reading of the word 'upsot.' It was all very sophisticated and slightly oddball to the young Jimmy Caruso, and takes me right back to Wexford, Pennsylvania, where I'd listen over and over on my little record player. (Google that word, kids.) (more...)

Stella Adler Studio Announces Actor Warrior Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The Harold Clurman Lab Theater, the professional wing of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City, is proud to announce its first 2017 offering. (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Ring in 2017 with Tunes from MY FAIR LADY, SOUND OF MUSIC and More on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

This New Year's Eve, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER rings in 2017 with the New York Philharmonic as international opera star Joyce DiDonato and Tony Award winner Paulo Szot join Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert for an Enchanted Evening. Humorist and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca hosts the broadcast from David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Kay Cole Releases New Album on Kritzerland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In 1975, A Chorus Line took Broadway by storm and ran a then astonishing fifteen years, at that time the longest running musical in history.  Featured in that original brilliant company was a diminutive powerhouse named Kay Cole as Maggie.  In the song “At The Ballet,” composer Marvin Hamlisch wrote her one of the greatest money notes in history and when Kay hit it it was like the heavens opened – it was a great Broadway voice of incredible purity and power, but also subtlety and nuance.   (more...)

Photo Flash: John Bolton, Allison Blackwell and New York Theatre Ballet Join the New York Pops for Family Holiday Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The New York Pops & New York Theatre Ballet performed along with John Bolton who has returned again this year as performer and narrator, special guest Allison Blackwell, and the 'Essential Voices USA' led by Judith Clurman at the the Carnegie Hall Family Holiday Concert: The New York Pops 'Twas the Night before Christmas on December 18, 2016 at 3pm at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Broadway in Casper Presents ANNIE, THE ILLUSIONISTS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Broadway in Casper is proud to return with exciting new entertainment to spice up the nightlife and fill your social calendar.  Whether it's a date night, an evening with the girls, or family fun that you are looking for, we have something for everyone! (more...)

New Soap Opera Series TAINTED DREAMS to Premiere on Amazon Prime 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

TAINTED DREAMS, the Emmy nominated web-series about the 'behind the scenes' drama of the fictitious soap Painted Dreams is slated to start streaming on Amazon on December 26, 2016. (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Nat King Cole Wishes You a Merry Christmas
by Jim Caruso - Dec 20, 2016

I don't care how old you are, I'm pretty sure this recording sounds like home. Nat King Cole, with his velvety croon, sings one of the more perfect songs ever written with simplicity and good taste. It's been recorded thousands of times, in every conceivable style - with riffs and shrieks and all kinds of dazzlement. But this arrangement and performance is the only one I want to hear. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Make North Texas Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play the Music Hall at Fair Park January 31 - February 12, 2017, for two weeks presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Miranda Sings Gets Into the Holiday Spirit
by Jim Caruso - Dec 19, 2016

If you have spent more than twelve minutes with me, you know that I am in love with a fake person named Miranda Sings. I first saw her on YouTube when she gave a 'free voice lesson' to the interwebs. I thought she was a neo-Florence Foster Jenkins, as did most everyone. I wrote to 'her,' inviting her to Cast Party, my weekly open mic night at Birdland. I heard back from her creator, Colleen Ballinger, a wildly intelligent and brilliantly funny actress. That was the beginning of a wonderful friendship and subsequent business relationship. 'Miranda' became a regular on my Broadway at Birdland concert series, until our walls couldn't hold her fan base. Now, she's playing the biggest theaters in the world (Kennedy Center!), just signed for the second season of her Netflix sit-com 'Haters Back Off,' had a #1 book on the New York Times Bestseller List, has guested on the Tonight Show, and hangs with Jerry Seinfeld. Colleen's online following rivals the Catholic Church (almost a billion hits), yet she's still as funny and normal and adorable as ever. This insane video clip makes me hysterical, as do most of her awkward shenanigans. (more...)

Jim Caruso's Sixth Day of Christmas... Get Jolly with the Carpenters!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

This ravishing song has an interesting history. The lyric was written in 1946 by a nineteen-year old Frank Pooler, as a gift to a girlfriend he was missing. Twenty years later, a nineteen-year old Richard Carpenter set it to music. In four years, this recording by The Carpenters went to #1, which it did for three consecutive holiday seasons. It sounds as fresh today as it did in 1970, partly because of Richard's lush arrangement and backup vocals, and that famous tenor sax solo. But honestly, it's all about Karen. For my money, Karen Carpenter had one of the warmest and truest voices in the history of popular music. Sometimes the universe makes a terrible mistake and we lose someone way too soon…long before they've finished. That's how I feel about Karen Carpenter. (more...)

Lehmann Maupin Announces LEE BUL, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Lehmann Maupin is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Lee Bul, who is considered to be one of the leading Korean artists of her generation. For her fifth exhibition with the gallery, Lee Bul will present a series of recent mixed media works and immersive installations. (more...)

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