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Registration Now Open for Wharton Center's TAKE IT FROM THE TOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

TAKE IT FROM THE TOP is a series of exciting, interactive workshops offered through MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center. Participants - from pre-teens to young adults and beyond - receive a unique opportunity to train with a brilliant team of leading Broadway professionals. Former instructors include such talented Broadway performers as 2014 Tony Award® winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Billy Porter, who played Lola in Broadway's Kinky Boots, and Shoshana Bean, who played Elphaba in Wicked. (more...)

Full Rockaway Boardwalk to Open This Weekend for First Time Since Superstorm Sandy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The City today announced that - for the first time since Superstorm Sandy -- the full Rockaway Boardwalk will be open in time for the July 4th holiday weekend, including the latest section from Beach 117th Street to Beach 126th Street. With this newest section open, New Yorkers will be able to enjoy a continuous connection spanning from Beach 9th Street to Beach 126th Street - approximately 5.5 miles. Regular swimming operations will be in effect starting Saturday, July 2. (more...)

Tribeca PAC Sets 2016-17 Season; Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents Azul Dance Theatre, performing on Friday and Saturday November 11 and 12 at 7:30pm, A Musical History of the Lower East Side, performing on Friday, November 18 at 8:00pm,  Michael "Big Mike" Lynch (American Idol), performing Friday, January 6 at 8pm, Tiempo Libre performing Saturday, February 11 at 8pm, and more! We also continue to present a diverse slate of Family programming, free film retrospectives, and a variety of dance,  comedy, and special events., and more!  All 20164-2015 7 events are listed below with more information. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its fourth season in its comfortable, stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is proud to open their summer season on July 6 with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, Damn Yankees. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

New Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

SISTER CARRIE, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Returning for Sixth Installment of AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Cheyenne Jackson will officially be returning for more 'HORROR.' (more...)

Old School Square in Delray Beach Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Old School Square has served for over 25 years as the gathering place for Delray Beach, and the 2016-17 Season will launch a new era of arts and entertainment for all ages. (more...)

2016 Young Filmmaker of the Year Nominees Revealed
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

FTI are pleased to announce the 2016 nominees for the 28th Annual West Australian Screen Awards (WASAs) Young Filmmaker of the Year award are Briege Whitehead, Jess Black, Hayden Fortescue and Jordon Prince-Wright. (more...)

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS' Alan Mingo Jr. Chats About Stepping Into Lola's Sexy Heels
by Michael Dale - Jul 8, 2016

Broadway's Lola expected to have a career in classical drama, but that changed with an audition for RENT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron Walpole of KINKY BOOTS Appears at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Jul 8, 2016

Two hundred and seventy pounds in high heels is like Bambi on ice. @aaronwalpole #kinkybootstour (more...)

BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES a Hit Out of The Park
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 7, 2016

Baseball players doing pirouettes is not a typical pregame warm-up many major leaguers have, but that certainly doesn't stop the cast of Pittsburgh CLO's Damn Yankees from dancing their shoes off from left field to right, or rather, stage left to right. With bats in hand and led by a headstrong female reporter, the men of the Washington Senators deliver a power-packed, energized dance routine in 'Shoeless Joe' that reflects the charisma and passion displayed throughout the entire show. (more...)

Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle to Don KINKY BOOTS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Aaron C. Finley and Shannon O'Boyle will join the cast of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots this summer. (more...)

Winners Announced for 28th Annual WEST AUSTRALIAN SCREEN AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Over 500 filmmakers, celebrities, media and screen industry representatives turned out to celebrate the very best in Western Australian screen production at the 28th Annual WEST AUSTRALIAN SCREEN AWARDS, hosted by comedian Rhys Nicholson (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh and More in DAMN YANKEES at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: HAMLET - A Successful Contemporized & Humanized Re-Telling
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2016

Four Clowns' founder and former artistic director Jeremy Aluma has deftly infused his Four Clowns magic directing his contemporary version of the classic HAMLET just finishing its run at the Lyceum Theater. Eschewing Shakespeare's couplets and metrics, this normal-speak HAMLET could be in any time period where fedora-ed men wear three-piece suits and ties while women can wear baggy pastel-colored pants and a beret. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company to Host Fosse Dance Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which will be opening its summer season this week, is proud to announce that it will host a Master Class focusing on Fosse-style theatrical dance. The class will be taught by Lauren Gemelli, who comes directly to OSTC from the National Tour of Chicago. Ms. Gemelli will be portraying the role of Lola in OSTC's summer opener, Damn Yankees, which opens in previews on Wednesday, July 6. (more...)

BWW TV: The Cast of KINKY BOOTS Raises Up Broadway In Bryant Park
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2016

The best of Broadway will be performing FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer with '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2016' - a lunchtime series that continued this week, July 28 on the Bryant Park Stage. Hosted by LITE FM's on-air personalities, the 16th annual presentation of open-air, On- and Off- Broadway lunch hour performances will run through Thursday, August 11. (more...)

BWW Review: Entertaining Comedy BREATH OF SPRING Opens New Season at Theatre 40
by Shari Barrett - Jul 25, 2016

Production teams at Theatre 40 expertly present mid-20th Century British comedy better than almost any other theater in town. So it was no surprise to find out the group decided to present the riotous BREATH OF SPRING by Peter Coke to open their 51st season, directed by Bruce Gray and produced by David Hunt Stafford, the dynamic duo production team who have brought so many great shows to their stage. Written in 1958, BREATH OF SPRING has nothing to do with the season. In fact, it is a type of silver mink highly prized among fur aficionados. And while we may have differing opinions about wearing fur, there is no doubt in the mid-20th Century that lovely fur coats, stoles and jackets were often worn not only to keep warm but to show the wearer had "made it" into high society. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. to Close 30th and Final Season with Abbie Fest XXVIII
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. is ending its 30th and final season of theater with Abbie Hoffman Died For Our Sins XXVIII. This event will take place at The Den Theater at 1333 N. Milwaukee on August 19, 20, & 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of KINKY BOOTS Tour in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2016

After three years on Broadway, Kinky Boots is taking over the world, with productions in South Korea and now Japan. Below, check out highlights of the Tokyo cast in action! (more...)

Multi Olivier Award-Winning Hit Musical SUNNY AFTERNOON Confirms Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

It may be a dull morning here in Glasgow but we're holding out for a spell of brighter weather as the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical Sunny Afternoon confirms its cast. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group, the show, which received four awards at the 2015 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies, will open at the Manchester Opera House on Friday 19 August 2016 before rocking the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 11 until Saturday 15 October 2016.                                                                                       (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERICAN IDOL Star Kara DioGuardi Visits Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Kara DioGuardi of AMERICAN IDOL fame visited Broadway's KINKY BOOTS last night - check out photos of her with the cast below! (more...)

Telemundo Announces Nominees for 2016 PREMIOS TU MUNDO Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TELEMUNDO announced today the nominees for the 2016 PREMIOS TU MUNDO (Your World Awards) to be broadcast live on Thursday, August 25th, at 8PM/7c from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Say Yeah! KINKY BOOTS Arrives in Japan
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

After three years on Broadway, Kinky Boots is taking over the world, with productions in South Korea and now Japan. Below, check out highlights of the Tokyo cast in action! (more...)

See Blue's Anthony Costa in SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME Next Week In Cardiff
by Edward Baker - Jul 21, 2016

Join Antony Costa and Lola Saunders on a trip through the music and magic of the early sixties with SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME. Following the story of two teenage girls going on holiday without their parents for the very first time, this spectacular show will transport you back to music's golden era.  (more...)

Juan Gabriel to Premiere New Music Video 'La Muerte Del Palomo' on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

International icon Juan Gabriel will exclusively premiere his new music video, “La Muerte del Palomo,” today on TELEMUNDO's “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” (4pm/3c) today. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a Backstage Tour With KINKY BOOTS' Jeanna de Waal
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016

The British triple-threat shows the dressing areas where the cast dons their fabulous footwear and gets their wigs applied. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the SUNNY AFTERNOON Tour Cast; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

As the West End multi Olivier award-winning hit musical continues to excite audiences in the West End, Sonia Friedman Productions and Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the national tour of SUNNY AFTERNOON. Scroll down to meet the stars! (more...)


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BWW Review: COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA True and Authentic
by Dylan Shaffer - Jul 15, 2016

A 1950's house, complete with a rotary phone and tube radio, a milkman and rude jock, a sexist husband and loving wife, is the setting for Come Back, Little Sheba, the superb first play written by William Inge and produced by The Summer Company. Centering around Lola and Doc Delaney, a married couple of a couple decades, Come Back, Little Sheba delves into what it means to grow old and how to maintain a grasp on young beauty. (more...)

ALICE IN BLACK AND WHITE, the Story of One of the First Female Street Photographers Alice Austen, Premieres at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

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Photo Flash: Shoe Designer Jimmy Choo Steps Into KINKY BOOTS in London
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Renowned fashion and shoe designer Jimmy Choo recently attended a performance of London's KINKY BOOTS and took a moment to pose -- in the show's famous boots -- with the company backstage. Check it out below! (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Helm Huntington Theatre Company's TOPDOG/UNDERDOG in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Tony Award winner Billy Porter will return to the Huntington to direct next seasons Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. Mr. Porter directed the Huntington's 2015 production of George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum and is currently performing on Broadway in Wolfe's production of Shuffle Along, or, the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. Topdog/Underdog will perform March 10 - April 9, 2017 at the BU Theatre/Avenue of the Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Montana High School Recreates KINKY BOOTS' Gender Identity Acceptance Music Video 'Just Pee'
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

KINKY BOOTS' message to politicians opposed to gender identity acceptance inspired the drama students of Chinook High School. (more...)

BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES at Ocean State Theater Company Lose Some But Winsome
by Larry O'Brien - Jul 11, 2016

Ocean State Theater Company (OSTC) opens its summer season with the 1955 Tony Award winning musical, DAMN YANKEES. The show may be sixty years old, but as long as the Yankees play ball and there are fans that despise them, it will have a place in many a heart. (more...)

Up and Coming Theatre Company Will Present HEATHERS; Begins Performances July 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2016

Up and Coming Theatre Company invites you to travel back to the '80s for some "Big Fun" as it presents "Heathers: The Musical." (more...)

Alex Newell, Sasha Allen, Mykal Kilgore and More Join BAPTIZED BY BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Following two sold-out performances of their debut show last fall, Nick Rashad Burroughs (Kinky Boots) and Marisha Wallace (Something Rotten!) are back and bigger than ever. BAPTIZED BY BROADWAY: Live at BB King on Sunday, August 28th at 8pm. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Telemundo's New Biopic Series HASTA QUE TE CONOCI
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The much anticipated biopic series HASTA QUE TE CONOCI, based on the life of musical icon, Juan Gabriel, comes to the TELEMUNDO screen after the record rating success in Mexico and Latin America. (more...)

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Patricia Milton's HEARTS OF PALM Extended at Central Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Central Works (CW) world premiere of Patricia Milton's political comedy Hearts of Palm has been extended through Sunday, August 21. (more...)

Toddy's Back in Town! Meet KINKY BOOTS' New Lola, YouTube Sensation Todrick Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Todrick is no stranger to Broadway, but it's YouTube where he has made the biggest impression on the world. Need a refresher on some of his most genius videos? Check out a collection of our favorites below! (more...)

VIDEO: Everybody Say Yeah For The Sparkling New West End KINKY BOOTS Trailer
by Michael Dale - Aug 17, 2016

Matt Henry, who received the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, is extending his acclaimed performance as Lola, and is joined by David Hunter, who takes on the role of Charlie Price. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/17/2016 - SCHOOL OF ROCK Tributes Jimi Hendrix and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 17, 2016

Today's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK star Brandon Niederauer celebrates Jimi Hendrix and more! (more...)

Ego Soleil Reveals a S/S 2017 Collection in Demand at Soho House in Anticipation of NYFW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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YouTube and Broadway Star Todrick Hall to Strut Into KINKY BOOTS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Todrick Hall will join the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical, beginning November 1, 2016 through March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the New Cast of KINKY BOOTS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The new cast for Kinky Boots gives their first performance at the Adelphi Theatre this evening, Monday 15 August. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Say Yeah to KINKY BOOTS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2016

We are continuing the series with Tai (9), Isabella (11), and Charles (8), who just stopped by the Al Hirschfeld Theatre to check out Kinky Boots. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below! (more...)

SNL's Jay Pharoah Cast in Lead Role for Showtime Comedy WHITE FAMOUS
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

SHOWTIME has cast actor and comedian Jay Pharoah (Saturday Night Live) in the lead role for the new pilot WHITE FAMOUS, a half-hour comedy executive produced by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx and showrunner Tom Kapinos (CALIFORNICATION). (more...)

VIDEOS: Meet The September Stars of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT: Billy Porter, Justin Bartha and Stana Katic
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

At every performance of Nassim Soleimanpour's play, a different actor is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage. (more...)

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