Graham Norton to Host his Fourth Quiz Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Graham Norton is all set for hosting his Fourth Quiz Night in Ahakista, West Cork, on Friday the 29th of July8pm and it is anticipated to be the most exciting one so far according to organisers and locals alike!  Graham has continued to support the event. (more...)

The Joan Rivers Tribute Show THE BITCH IS BACK, Starring Joe Posa
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Celebrity Management Presents, for three nights only: The Joan Rivers Tribute Show 'The Bitch is Back', starring Joe Posa as Joan Rivers with Comedy writer and 'Fashion Police' Executive Producer, Tony Tripoli. The Provincetown Theater, August 19 though August 21. (more...)

HARRY POTTER Fans Celebrate Upcoming Release with Massive Flash Mob #MuggleMob in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

More than 300 Harry Potter fans formed a massive flash mob or 'Muggle Mob' today, taking over Broadway in front of the Scholastic headquarters building in New York City, just 10 days before the highly anticipated release of the eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two. The fans, all Scholastic employees and their children, flooded onto the street reading from a favorite Harry Potter book and stopping traffic in the busy SoHo area. At the culmination of the estimated two-and-a-half minute event, the fans lowered their books and raised up paddles showing the cover of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, drawing cheers throughout the neighborhood. As the crowd dispersed, 'Muggle Mob' participants handed out their Harry Potter books from the Harry Potter series 1-7 to Lucky passersby, sharing the gift of books and reading. Scholastic released photos and video footage from the flash mob which can be found: http://mediaroom.scholastic.com/press-release/flash-mob-harry-potter-fans-muggle-mob-stops-traffic-scholastic-headquarters-new-york-. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedy Central Gives Season Two Renewal for LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS at Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Winners before their season even gets started! Comedy Centralhas renewed the urban, coming-of-age animated series LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS for a second season, months before its debut, it was announced today at Comic-Con. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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'Letv Membership for Z-Generation' Brand Debuts Globally at SDCC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

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THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NYMF Edition with Josh Davis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Josh Davis, who stars in the new musical THE GOLD, playing at NYMF August 1-6. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Announces New President of the Board
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek announced Dr. Robert Braun has been selected president of the Long Beach Opera (LBO) Board of Directors, succeeding Sue Bienkowski, long-time board president. He has been on the board for five years, previously serving on both the development committee (chair) and executive committee. (more...)

Panda Express Gives Fortune Cookies A Bake-Over To Share Spirit Of Giving And Gratitude Through New #ShareGoodFortune Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Panda Express, America's favorite Chinese kitchen, has announced the launch of #ShareGoodFortune, a campaign to redefine the meaning of "fortune" and inspire thoughtful generosity. Starting today, National Fortune Cookie Day, Panda Express will kick off its first Fortunate Cookie Season. Now through Aug. 10, all fortune cookies in restaurants will be replaced with "Fortunate Cookies." (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

I LOVE DICK & More Set for Amazon's 2016 Comedy Pilot Season
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Amazon today announced the lineup for its 2016 comedy pilot season which will debut August 19 in the US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Japan. (more...)

HARRY POTTER Fans Form 'Muggle Mob' Outside Scholastic Headquarters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

More than 300 Harry Potter fans formed a massive flash mob or 'Muggle Mob' today, taking over Broadway in front of the Scholastic headquarters building in New York City, just 10 days before the highly anticipated release of the eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two. (more...)

Martin McDonagh's THE LONESOME WEST Opens August 6th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Keegan Theatre closes out its record-breaking 19th season with Martin McDonagh's brutally funny dark comedy, The Lonesome West. Set in the tiny Irish backwater of Leenane, warring brothers Valene and Coleman live to torment each other, baiting and brawling over every petty grievance, from would-be girlfriends to cheap potato chips. Only Father Welsh, the local parish priest, will try to save them before their sibling rivalry explodes into a hilarious and brutal finish. (more...)

Amazon Debuts Original Live-Action Kids Series The Kicks on August 26 on Prime Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

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2nd & Charles Announces Harry Potter Midnight Release Party, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Extra, extra, read all about it! 2nd & Charles management announced today that fans of the wizarding world will get a special first look at its newest store in the Detroit's Utica suburb during the Harry Potter Release Party on Saturday, July 30! Located in the Utica Park shopping center at 45290 Utica Park Blvd, the specialty shop will hold an enchanting event celebrating the countdown to the highly-anticipated script book release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts I & II,' the theatrical eighth installment of JK Rowling's best-selling series. 'Muggles' can expect to experience magical festivities well into the night, as Potter mania gears up for the big reveal at midnight! (more...)

The Dance Center Aids Chicago Companies with Driehaus Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, long committed to offering Chicago's small and mid-sized contemporary dance companies opportunities for artistic development and performance, is piloting an expansion of its Subsidized Theater Rental Program and a Production Residency program, thanks to a 2016-17 season grant from The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. (more...)

BWW Blog: Michael Hartung - Photos Make Tech Week Look So Glamorous
by Guest Blogger: Michael Hartung - Jul 20, 2016

You guys. Today our day off. I don't know if I've ever been more thankful to not have to set an alarm in the morning. Granted, I'll be honest in saying that's not the first time I've ever uttered those words, but it's been a long week of tech and previews here at PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage. As I write this, I am sitting outside in a rocking chair (how Berkshires of me, I know), sucking on a Manuka honey lozenge (my dressing-room-mate, Alex Gibson turned me on to them...he's so fancy) and sipping on a nice glass of water. That is how long of a week it's been! So long that I'm drinking water instead of whiskey and about to make myself an Epsom salt bath.  (more...)

Writer, Director Lisa Peterson Named Associate Artisitic Director at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone today announced the appointment of Lisa Peterson as the artistic director. (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND Coming to Bridge Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's 'The Property Known as Garland', slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

Amazon to Debut Original Live-Action Kids Series THE KICKS, 8/26
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, THE KICKS, is scheduled to premiere on Friday, August 26 on Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Audiences Adore LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Now Playing at the Nevada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Audiences are offering high praise for the Sierra Stages production of the hit musical 'Little Shop of Horrors' now playing through August 6 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. 'A truly great show! The cast was wonderful and we had a terrific Sunday afternoon.' - Anne S. 'We considered the whole experience 'Over the Top WOW'!!! I'm so Lucky to get to see it TWO more times!' - Aileen T. 'What a fabulous show! This is a fun one, and so well presented, I might have to try to see it twice! - Gypsy K. 'The cast was first rate, with Seymour and Audrey just packing in the fast songs, the street girls perfect, loved the dentist! What a treat.' - Susan G. 'A garden of talent with great voices, a marvelous band and some wonderful surprises. Really thoroughly enjoyed this production!' - Sallee K. 'Best musical I've ever seen in my almost 30 years in Nevada County! (and I've seen a lot!) Loved everything about it - Linda K. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Don Darryl Rivera, and Joshua Dela Cruz Join Tribute Concert to Ahrens & Flaherty
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 19, 2016

Adam Jacobs, Don Darryl Rivera, and Joshua Dela Cruz, current cast members of the Broadway smash musical Disney's ALADDIN, are joining the cast of Broadway Barkada's tribute concert to Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty titled 'Make Them Hear You: The Songs of Ahrens & Flaherty' on Sunday, July 24, 7 p.m. at the Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St., between Park and Madison). (more...)

Presenters, Performers Set for 16th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. (more...)

New Twist on Tequila Coming to On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina' for National Tequila Day
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Leave it to the lively liberator and life of the party to come up with an exciting new way to celebrate National Tequila Day. On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina has announced it will be unveiling a never-before-seen tequila cocktail on July 24, but there's a catch- they need help naming it. (more...)

Bootless Stageworks Remounts MUSICAL OF THE LIVING DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Brains, glorious brains, and blood, lots of blood. The highly-creative and quirky Wilmington based theater company, Bootless Stageworks, brings back their troupe of singing and dancing zombies for another round of campy bloody summer musical brain-eating fun. (more...)

Lillias White Visits Trent Armand Kendall's BROADWAY DOWNLOAD Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The world has loved the show-stopping Lillias White since she made her Broadway debut in Barnum in 1981. A Brooklyn native, White understudied the role of Effie in the original 1981 production of Dreamgirls and performed in the role in the 1987 revival. Since, Lillias White has taken television, film, and the stage by storm! (more...)

BWW Blog: Actor Brendan Cowell On Simon Stone's YERMA at Young Vic
by Guest Blogger: Brendan Cowell - Jul 18, 2016

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BWW Interview: Phyllis Logan Talks DOWNTON and PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 18, 2016

Scottish actress Phyllis Logan has enjoyed a stellar career on stage and screen, with notable performances in Mike Leigh's Secrets & Lies and two British TV smash hits: Lady Jane in Lovejoy and, of course, eminently sensible housekeeper Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey. She's returned to the stage to join Samuel West in Noel Coward's comedy Present Laughter - currently touring the UK. (more...)

BWW Review: Waiting Never Felt So Good in WAITING FOR GODOT
by Brendan Daly - Jul 18, 2016

“Nothing happens,” thunders Estragon, “nobody comes, nobody goes – it's awful!” We are, of course, in the existential nowhere of Waiting for Godot, Samuel Beckett's modern masterpiece, which flings metaphysical anguish up against slapstick comedy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stu James and More in RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Veteran Broadway actor Stu James (Benny in RENT, national tour of The Color Purple) will reprise the role of black entrepreneur and music mogul John Dolphin when last season's smash hit musical RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD gets an all-new production at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Previews began July 8, with the press opening was held on July 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Two Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Contests - Jul 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our Lucky readers a chance to win two tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on Broadway! The contest winner will get two tickets to a performance at The Majestic Theatre in New York City for a  Tues eve, Wed eve, Thurs mat or Thurs eve performance from now through Sept 3. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ana Nogueira Chats About New York Premiere of ENGAGEMENTS at Second Stage Theatre
by Nora Dominick - Jul 18, 2016

Today the New York premiere of ENGAGEMENTS begins previews at 2econd Stage Theatre. Before tonight, BroadwayWorld caught up with Ana Nogueira, who stars as Lauren. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 18, 2016

"I haven't specifically counted," the dynamic actress sitting opposite me replies. "Somewhere between 1000-2000 performances, I think. I've done the role with Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, on both national tours, and in regional and stock houses all over the country." Susan Cella is speaking of her signature portrayal of Golde, the vehicle which has brought her to the latest stop in her artistic journey, Maine State Music Theatre in a new production of the Bock-Harnick musical, Fiddler on the Roof, that opens July 20. (more...)

Crazy 8 Looking for 'Life Of The Party' Fan to Star in Upcoming Kidz Bop Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The #1 music brand for kids, KIDZ BOP, and children's fashion brand, Crazy 8, are teaming up to celebrate that anything is possible when you rock your own style. (more...)

Greencard Wedding and Blues Singer Ainsley Matich to Play The Way Station
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Indie folk rock band Greencard Wedding (Jody Christopherson and Ryan McCurdy of ONCE) is coming back to Brooklyn with whiskey soaked heart soaring harmonies and company from the Big Easy. Join the internationally influenced duo, as they play a double bill with visiting New Orleans blues singer Ainsley Matich at one of Brooklyn's best music venues, The Way Station, referred to by locals as 'The Dr. Who Bar'. (more...)

AIDA Sets Pittsburgh CLO Debut at the Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

A gripping tragedy of love that transcends all, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA follows a courageous Nubian princess as she is forced to choose between passion and allegiance.  This poignant musical features HAMILTON's own Emmy Raver-Lampman as Aida and Broadway's Mark Evans as Radames. (more...)

BWW Review: GAZILLION BUBBLE SHOW Is A Pure Delight
by Barry Lenny - Jul 15, 2016

This is a family show in every sense of the term, and you will not forget it in a hurry. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- The Skivvies: Lauren Molina & Nick Cearley!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Cassius Mullen and Betty Byron Pen LIVING FOR THIS MOMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Cassius Mullen and Betty Byron, happily married couple and prolific writing team, have completed their new book 'Living for This Moment': a riveting account of a man who will stop at nothing to avenge his wife's death, and whose Lucky break may just lead to that moment which he has been living for. (more...)

Sean Campion, Niamh Cusack, Ruta Gedmintas, Matthew Lewis Set to Star in the London Premiere of UNFAITHFUL at Found111
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed, sold out productions of The Dazzle and Bug at Found111, Emily Dobbs Productions is thrilled to present the London premiere of Unfaithful, a blackly comic new play starring Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Tudors) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate). (more...)

'KIMMY SCHMIDT's Tituss Burgess & Ellie Kemper React to EMMY Noms
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This morning it was announced that UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Ellie Kemper and Tituss Burgess received EMMY nominations for the hit Netflix comedy. (more...)

MATILDA, Sarah Blasko and More Set to Perform at 16th Annual Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, July 30, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 30, 2016! (more...)

MITF 2016 to Kick Off with Two Dozen Plays in Two Days
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016 will open with two dozen plays in two days in the MITF Short Play Lab, culminating with the opening of Midtown Variety Jewel Box, 312 W. 36th Street. (more...)

Star Performers and Hosts Announced for the 2016 Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The 16th Annual Helpmann Awards, presented by Live Performance Australia, will be held on Monday 25 July at 7.30pm at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors. Nominations for this year's 41 awards were announced on 20 June across the country. Excitement is building for the announcement of the 2016 winners on Monday 25 July. (more...)

Terlato Wines Pops the Top on Seven Daughters Wines in Cans
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Terlato Wines today announced the launch of two of its Seven Daughters wines in fun, portable, pop-top cans. This represents a major growth opportunity for the popular Millennial female-focused brand in a category dominated by value-priced wines. (more...)

CORONA Invites Instagram Enthusiasts to Capture Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Corona brand is on the hunt for Instagram-savvy fans to join a unique, 10-day excursion and share on its Instagram handle with more than 150,000 followers. (more...)

Country Artist Moe Bandy to Release New Album LUCKY ME This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Country traditionalist Moe Bandy, known for dozens of chart-toppers like 'I Cheated Me Right Out of Her,' 'Bandy the Rodeo Clown' and 'Americana,' will release Lucky ME July 29. (more...)

BWW Interview: 2016 National High School Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl!
by Maeve Riley - Jul 14, 2016

2016 National Musical Theatre Award Winner, Josh Strobl, sits down with BWW to give us the onstage AND backstage scoop from the Jimmy Awards and Jerry Herman Awards! (more...)

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