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Lyric Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Shaftesbury Avenue
London,

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Based on the novel Marion's Wall by Jack Finney


2016 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Winners Announced - Mark Koeck, Laura Hodos, Karissa Barber and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 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 Orlando winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

John Denver Songs Tell Story in New Musical BACK HOME AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

The new musical Back Home Again, featuring songs by John Denver with book by Stewart F. Lane will have a limited run at The Lesher Center For The Arts from January 11-21. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Let's Put It Back Together Again' Episode of NASHVILLE
by - Jan 6, 2017

On the next episode of NASHVILLE on CMT titled "Let's Put It Back Together Again," Maddie begins an internship at a recording studio and meets a street musician; Avery struggles producing a young YouTube sensation (more...)

BWW Album Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Remy Holzer - Jan 5, 2017

Skeptics of musical theater like to ask, 'But how do they know the song?' when characters join in during a musical number. One of the virtues of HAIRSPRAY is that the audience itself actually does this: the songs are so catchy that we start singing along. This is appropriate, given the show's message of inclusivity and empowerment of the ordinary. Marc Shaiman (music and lyrics) and Scott Wittman (lyrics) are responsible for the irresistible score of this show, set in Baltimore in the 1960s, that follows plucky, overweight teenager Tracy Turnblad's quest to integrate the 'Corny Collins Show,' an AMERICAN BANDSTAND-style teen dance party that she adores. Along the way, she falls in love with one of its stars, locks horns with another, makes new friends who are black and have a different perspective and a different way of dancing, and finds a place for herself on the show and in life. And her mother Edna and best friend Penny also benefit from Tracy's widening world. (more...)

CMT Announces 'Nashchat', First-Ever Social Interactive Fan Hangout for Hit Series NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

CMT today announced “NASHCHAT” the first-ever social interactive fan hangout and conversation companion to the hit series “Nashville,” across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat (more...)

Just $59 to See Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Reaser in LCT's THE BABYLON LINE
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 4, 2017

THE BABYLON LINE, by Richard Greenberg and directed by Terry Kinney runs through January 22nd. Starring Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Reaser, all tickets are just $59. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Carmen Cusack Croons Tunes at BRIGHT STAR's Reunion Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 3, 2017

On December 12, the company of BRIGHT STAR reunited for a one-night-only concert at Town Hall. In celebration of their recent GRAMMY Award nomination, BroadwayWorld has exclusive footage from the concert - listen to Carmen Cusack croon onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SKIT Presents MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto's Musical Tale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Award-winning ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) kicks off its season with Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto's Musical Tale.  Real boys and girls of all ages will delight in the classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet in this Disney gem. (more...)

ShowKids Invitational Theatre Presents MY SON PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

After 30 years of delighting audiences, award-winning ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) kicks off its season with Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto's Musical Tale. Real boys and girls of all ages will delight in the classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet in this Disney gem. (more...)

Bruised Sky Productions Presents VILLAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Suddenly you've got someone who's other, not a person not someone who is there in front of you and you would try to reason with or help. Suddenly it's OK to unleash all the darkness all the horrible things people have deep in the back of their mind that should stay there… (more...)

BWW Review: Jason Robert Brown's 13: THE MUSICAL Soars at the Manatee Performing Arts Center
by Peter Nason - Jan 16, 2017

With its lively teenage cast, it's funny, bawdy, and edgy, with a meaning that connects not just with teens, but with adults who remember the days of pimples and virginity pledges. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Roaring Twenties Roll Into Orlando Shakespeare Theater this Spring with their Production of THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby from February 8 - March 26, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Adapted for stage by Simon Levy, The Great Gatsby will play in repertory with William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost (February 22 - March 24, 2017). Tickets to both productions are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street). (more...)

Emmy Winner Travis Wall Brings New Show to Bay Area 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

TRAVIS WALL. the Emmy Award winning choreographer ('So You Think You Can Dance') and BREAK THE FLOOR PRODUCTIONS have announced national tour dates for the second show by America's hottest dance company, Travis Wall's SHAPING SOUND After The Curtain.  This groundbreaking live performance will come to the Bay Area for one appearance only: 7:30pm,March 22, at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, 255 S. Almaden Blvd. Tickets ($39 - $79) are available at www.SanJoseTheaters.orgor (408) 792-4111. Additional information on the show can be found at www.ShapingSoundCo.com. (more...)

Scenebot Enlists Top Celebs to Serve as Virtual Scene Partners for Auditioning Actors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Entertainment industry app Scenebot launched the ACT BACK TRACK today as the newest feature for actors to maximize their audition and "get scene" by leading executives in the entertainment industry.  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Sioux Falls Awards Winners Announced - Prairie Repertory Theatre's HAIRSPRAY Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 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 Sioux Falls winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Production Begins on Disney's Live Action Comedy MAGIC CAMP
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Production has begun on Disney's “Magic Camp,” a live-action comedy starring Adam Devine (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates,” “Pitch Perfect”), Gillian Jacobs (“Community,” “Girls”) and Emmy® and Golden Globe® winner Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) directed by Mark Waters (“Bad Santa 2,” “Mean Girls”). (more...)

CMT's NASHVILLE is Most-Watched Original Cable Program of the Night
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed season premiere of NASHVILLE was the most watched original cable program of the night, generating record-breaking numbers and now ranks as the most-watched original telecast in CMT history (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Winners Announced - Ocean State Theatre Wins Big With 17 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 10, 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 Rhode Island winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Billboard Names Republic Records the Music Industry's 'Top Label' of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Billboard once again named REPUBLIC RECORDS the music industry's 'Top Label'on the publication's year-end charts.The label accomplishes the best overall performance across the Billboard 200 albums chart and Billboard Hot 100 songs chart combined. Read about it HERE. (more...)

NBC to Air Reprise Telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Can't get enough of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!? Then tune in to NBC for a reprise telecast of the musical on Monday, December 26th from 8-11 p.m. ET! (more...)

Ariana Grande Shares Emotional Message to Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 9, 2016

Yesterday, Ariana Grande, who starred as Penny Lou Pingleton in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, turned to Instagram to share an emotional message with the cast and crew of the musical (more...)

VIDEO: Re-Live the Magic - Watch NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! In Full Now!
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Miss last night's live broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on NBC or just need to re-live the magic all over again? Below, watch the musical in full! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lo mejor de HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Dec 8, 2016

Disfruta de los mejores momentos de HAIRSPRAY LIVE! que se emitio anoche en NBC (more...)

VIDEO: See Harvey Fierstein Be Welcomed Back to the '60s in HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Welcome back to the '60s, Harvey Fierstein! The Tony Award winner reprised his role last night as Edna Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE, and we've got the video for you below! Also, keep an eye out for some other performers from the original Broadway cast of HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

Roaring '20s Will Roll Into Orlando Shakespeare Theater with THE GREAT GATSBY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, The Great Gatsby from February 8 - March 26, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Early Ratings: Down from 'The Wiz'; Matches 'Peter Pan Live'
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NBC has just released early ratings results for last night's broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! BWW will be updating these results as more numbers become available. (more...)

Review Roundup: Run & Tell That - Critics Weigh In On NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE aired last night, Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and originated from Los Angeles. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ready to Blow Us All Away- Meet HAMILTON's Newest Star, Jordan Fisher!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2016

Just under a year ago, Jordan Fisher was melting the hearts of millions from behind the television screen. Now he's doing it live, eight times a week from the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)


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Disney Channel is No. 1 in Total Day for 6th Consecutive Year Among Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

For 2016, Disney Channel ranked as the #1 Total Day TV network for the 6th consecutive year among its two key demographics (more...)

The Dirty Blondes' THE RESISTER PROJECT Will Present Performances Inspired by the Election Outcome
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with The Dirty Blondes and Rebecca Aparicio will present The Resister Project, a variety show of performances inspired by the recent Presidential election outcome. (more...)

Encore Telecast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Delivers 2.5 Million Viewers Overall
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Last night, NBC aired an encore telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! The broadcast delivered a 0.5/2 rating in the 18-49 demographic as well as 2.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET. (more...)

Amazon Prime to Offer Free Streaming of MOZART IN THE JUNGLE & More This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

Amazon Prime Video is making the first seasons of some of its most popular, critically-acclaimed and award-winning original series available for one week (more...)

Flappers and Speakeasies Highlight Orlando Shakespeare Theater's Production of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost from February 22 - March 24, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)

Scoop: Disney Channel - January 2017 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Dec 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on Disney Channel - January 2017 Programming Highlights (more...)

MOONLIGHT, LOVE AND FRIENDSHIP Lead London Film Critics' Circle Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Nominations for The London Film Critics' Circle Awards were announced this afternoon. Winners will be revealed on January 22, 2017 at the annual awards ceremony taking place at the May Fair Hotel in central London. (more...)

Maddie Hasson, & More Join Cast of YouTube's Sci-Fi Thriller Pilot IMPULSE
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Universal Cable Productions (UCP) and YouTube revealed the casting for the pilot IMPULSE (working title), a 60-minute genre-bending action-thriller directed and executive produced by Hypnotic's Doug Liman ('Bourne Identity,' 'Live. Die. Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow'). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, Ending This Weekend at OCTA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

This Christmas, OCTA offered a wild take on the Christmas story with The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, directed by Lana Jensen. This family comedy closes this Sunday, December 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Cole Swindell Among Entertainment Line-Up for Capital One Orange Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

outh Florida's Capital One Orange Bowl is highly anticipated and fast approaching! As Florida State and Michigan are gearing up to go 'head-to-head' at Hard Rock Stadium, ACT Productions is gearing up to bring 'back-to-back' star performances by multi-platinum-selling, CMA and VMA Best New Artists! ACT Productions has booked and produced the entertainment for 12 consecutive years! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Whoa, Mama! Inside BRIGHT STAR's Reunion at Town Hall!
by Walter McBride - Dec 14, 2016

On Monday night, the company of BRIGHT STAR reunited for a one night only concert at Town Hall. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BRIGHT STAR with Steve Martin, Edie Brickell & Company!
by Walter McBride - Dec 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld was backstage at the one night only BRIGHT STAR - The Concert last night. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/6/2016 - 12/13/2016
by - Dec 13, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/6/2016 - 12/13/2016. (more...)

Breaking: BRIGHT STAR Will Launch A National Tour in Salt Lake City in 2018
by Alan Henry - Dec 12, 2016

Laura Heywood (@BroadwayGirlNYC) has confirmed to BroadwayWorld that at the Bright Star concert tonight, music supervisor Peter Asher confirmed that the production will tour in 2018, beginning in Salt Lake City. No further details on dates or casting have yet been announced. (more...)

Artisan Center Theater Presents NUNSENSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

NUNSENSE opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, January 6, 2017 and runs through Saturday, January 28, 2017.  The 196 seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.  Performances are at 7:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with 3:00pm matinees on Saturdays beginning January 14. Reserved seating tickets are $24.00 for adults, $22.00 for students and seniors, and $12.00 for children 12 and under.  Monday through Thursday tickets are $22.00 for adults and $10.00 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at ArtisanCT.com, or by calling the box office at 817-284-1200. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Hudson and HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Say 'Thank You' to Producers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

The gratitude and nostalgia run deep for the cast of Hairspray Live!, who are continuing to share their thoughts about the special experience on social media. Today, Jennifer Hudson (Motormouth Maybelle) posted an Instagram of her with the live musical's producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, thanking them for believing in her and giving her an opportunity to be a part of Hairspray Live! On the heels of her post, we received a mega thank you photo of the entire cast and members of the creative team. One thing's for sure: we'll be feeling the beat from Hairspray Live! for some time to come! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale" Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, "Desperate Housewives"), Barry Pearl ("Grease"), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), "American Idol" finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

Photo Flash: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Members Share Photos of Memories and Life After HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

It's only been three days since NBC's latest installment in their series of annual live musical events, Hairspray Live!, but the stars of the production are already being hit hard with nostalgia! Several members of the cast, including Ephraim Sykes (Seaweed), Ariana Grande (Penny), and Tracy herself, Maddie Baillio, have taken to Instagram to express their post-Hairspray feelings. BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the most adorable posts below-let us know which ones we missed, and fingers crossed Ephraim keeps his promise to flood our timelines with more precious behind-the-scenes memories! (more...)

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