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Eddie Redmayne to Lend Voice to Prehistoric Comedy Adventure EARLY MAN
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Aardman and StudioCanal revealed that Eddie Redmayne will lend his voice to Nick Park's new prehistoric comedy adventure EARLY MAN in the role of Dug. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

BWW Review: SUGAR Is A Real Crowd Pleaser
by Barry Lenny - May 9, 2016

Sugar is the musical adapted from the film, Some Like it Hot. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway Concludes 'But Beautiful' Run at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 8, 2016

Last night many beautiful people came to the concluding night of Ann Hampton Callaway's new show 'But Beautiful' at Birdland. BroadwayWorld was there for the final performance. Check out photos below! (more...)

RIPCORD, FULL CODE Premiere and More Slated for BETC's 11th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) is delighted to announce the lineup for the 2016-17 season, their 11th. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Artists in Partnership to Host 14th Annual Cabaret Festival, 5/19-22
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Artists in Partnership (AIP), a non-profit cultural arts organization, will host its 14th Annual Cabaret Festival May 19-22 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY. The festival will be a celebration of the cabaret genre honoring the Great American Songbook. All performances are FREE to the public. (more...)

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera Honors Patron with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presented Rita Tonitto of Bergen County, New Jersey with the organization's highest honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award, at its production of La Gioconda at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood, New Jersey.  Tonitto was recognized for 25 years of service and contributions to the organization and opera.  (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Names New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre's Board of Directors announced today that it has named Georgina Edwards as its new Managing Director. (more...)

Sony Classical Celebrates Carnegie Hall's 125th Anniversary with 43-CD Box Set
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Since its first Opening Night on May 5, 1891, Carnegie Hall has been the aspirational destination for the world's finest artists. In celebration of the Hall's 125th anniversary, Sony Classical in partnership with Carnegie Hall has released Great Moments at Carnegie Hall, an extraordinary 43-CD box set of treasures from the RCA and Columbia archives featuring live recordings capturing an array of unforgettable classical music performances spanning 1933 through 2007. (more...)

Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in April for a panel led by Mr. Domingo that included Music Director James Conlon, President and CEO Christopher Koelsch and Senior Director of Artistic Planning Joshua Winograde, who directs the program, along with Nino Sanikidze, head coach for the program.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique Space
by Gil Kaan - May 31, 2016

In their inaugural collaboration with Clifton's Cafeteria, Creating Arts Studios has produced THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN, a fitting and entertaining tribute to and for our servicemen and servicewomen during Memorial Weekend. Patterned after a USO show, each member of the troupe played a famous celebrity of the 1940s (save for the vocally gifted Lee Marshall and Jason Cichon as Army Guy Lee and Army Guy Jason). (more...)

BWW Review: 2015 MetroStar Champ Minda Larsen Delivers Another Winning Performance With MY SOUTHERN SONG at Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - May 30, 2016

The fourth time was the charm for Minda Larsen, winner of the 2015 MetroStar Competition: “I have an MFA in opera,” she joked during the debut of her show, My Southern Song, at the Metropolitan Room on May 21, “So it took four tries in six years to win that competition.” The remark is typical of the self-deprecating humor of the versatile singer from Jacksonville, FL, who spent time in Georgia and went to school in South Carolina. Itching all her life to get out of the South, now she longs to get back. Her new show (a four-date run that is her award for winning the MetroStar) captures that longing with love, laughter, and an occasional tear. (more...)

NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL to Play LOST Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

KSW Productions and The LOST Theatre will present NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL from May 30th - June 18th 2016 at LOST Theatre. Press Night: June 1st 2016, 7.30pm. (more...)

LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. (more...)

No Strings Theatre Company Announces May Events
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

No Strings Theatre Company, located at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las Cruces, presents a madcap comedy by New York playwright Nell Benjamin, The Explorers Club, as part of its 2015-6 season. The play opens on Friday, May 6 and runs through Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Seattle's Northwest Folklife Festival Announces Full Lineup for Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Seattle's Northwest Folklife today announced the full schedule of events for the 45th annual Northwest Folklife Festival, the country's largest community-powered arts and culture Festival. (more...)

Runway Theatre Troupe Campaigns to Help Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING Perform at 2016 Tony Awards
by Kyle Christopher West - May 27, 2016

Runway Theatre's production of Spring Awakening will continue to sing the song of purple summer as they begin to collect donations to aid in the effort to send the cast of Deaf West's Spring Awakening to the Tony Awards. Beginning with this Friday's performance, Runway Theatre patrons will be able to donate money that will go towards allowing the Deaf West cast to perform on the 2016 Tony Awards. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown on August 21 for one show only, joined by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson.  Matthew Morrison star of "Glee" and "Finding Neverland" is also slated to join pianist & host Seth Rudetsky for the Broadway @ Town Hall series on August 7th.  The Art House's hotly anticipated 2016 summer season will also include artists like Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty, Judy Kuhn, Gavin Creel and Steve Grand, among others. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Justin Sayre's Debut Comedy Album THE GAY AGENDA Out on iTunes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Acclaimed performer, writer and activist JUSTIN SAYRE - hailed as one the "Funniest People in Brooklyn" by Brooklyn Magazine and among "LA's 16 Most Talented LGBT Comics" by Frontiers Magazine - has released his debut comedy album The Gay Agenda today, Friday, May 27 in digital formats. (more...)

Brett Donahue to Portray JFK in THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT on Reelz
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

REELZ today announced that after an international talent search Brett Donahue has been cast to play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's original four-hour miniseries THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT. (more...)

ZIEGFELD GIRLS to be Held at Lang Recital Hall, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City will present ZIEGFELD GIRLS, a multi-media event hosted by Martin Schneit, with special guest stars Jamie Buxton, Erin Cronican and Candice Oden, on Saturday, May 28th, 2016. The event will take place at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue), and tickets for the 3:30pm performance are now on sale. (more...)

Vorschau: neue Revue MARLENE, JUDY, MARYLIN - ENDSTATION HOLLYWOOD wird in Mönchengladbach uraufgeführt
by Iris Moebius - May 25, 2016

Als Auftragswerk fur das Gemeinschaftstheater Monchengladbach/Krefeld hat sich Roland Huve, Regisseur der Erfolgsproduktion 'My Fair Lady', mit den Biografien der Superstars Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland und Marilyn Monroe beschaftigt und daraus einen zauberhaften, kurzweiligen Abend geschaffen: Zwischen den großen Songs, die untrennbar mit den drei Diven verbunden sind, bleibt Raum fur Schlaglichter auf ihre Lebensgeschichten, fur emotionale Momente und Situationskomik... Die Premiere findet am 29. Juni in Krefeld statt, Vorstellungen laufen dann von Oktober diesen Jahres bis April 2017 im Theater Monchengladbach. Der Vorverkauf beginnt in Kurze. (more...)

Filming Has Begun on Christopher Nolan's Epic Action Thriller DUNKIRK
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2016

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that principal photography on the epic action thriller DUNKIRK is underway in Dunkirk, France. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie Award® for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie Award® for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors Guild® Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

PHOTO: Jason Derulo Meets His Wax Double for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Hit maker, global superstar and So You Think You Can Dance judge Jason Derulo met his wax double yesterday at Madame Tussaud's Hollywood and struck a pose side-by-side with the figure (more...)

ART/WNY Announces Casts of AMERICAN IDIOT, THE UNDERPANTS & More
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

A great week of general auditions and callbacks for the 2016-17 season with 60+ talented individuals attending the two-night and three days of callbacks seeking to fill roles for all four ART/WNY productions. Maura Nolan, director for Halley Fieffer's HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND THEN KILL THEM, Jeffrey Coyle, director for Steve Martin's THE UNDERPANTS, Matthew LaChiusa, director for A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE and alongside Billy Horn, musical director for AMERICAN IDIOT, had the difficult decision to chose from all those who attended. Once the dust settled, two of the four shows have been fully cast with the other two in the process of finalizing cast lists. (more...)

Colman Domingo, Danai Gurira, Savion Glover, Norm Lewis, Lisa Kron and More to Present at 2016 Obie Awards; OITNB, Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voic have just announced the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 61st Annual Obie Awards. (more...)

Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan and More to Honor Prince at THE MEETING* at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

THE MEETING* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater to conclude its Spring 2016 season on Sunday, May 22 at 7:00 PM. The May show will honor the beloved late superstar Prince, with music director Tracy Stark leading a four-piece band and special musical guests Tony DeSare, Bridget Barkan, Michael Cavadias, Mark Aaron James and Ali Grieb. (more...)

Smash Mouth to Open New Concert Series on Catalina Island on Memorial Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Smash Mouth is kicking off a new concert series on Memorial Day Weekend at Descanso Beach Club, next to the crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean, on beautiful and romantic Catalina Island. (more...)

North/South Consonance, Inc Continues Season with Julia Heinen & Richard Kravchak, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

North/South Consonance, Inc continues its 37th consecutive season of free-admission concerts on Tuesday evening June 7. Clarinetist Julia Heinen and oboist Richard Kravchak will join conductor Max Lifchitz and the North/South Chamber Orchestra to perform for the first time in New York recent works by Jose Luis Gomez, Daniel Kessner, Max Lifchitz and Marilyn Ziffrin. Ziffrin is celebrating her 90th birthday this season. The concert will take place at the auditorium of Christ & St Stephen's Church (120 West 69th Street) on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The free-admission event will start at 8 PM and end around 9:30 PM. The auditorium is ADA accessible. No tickets or reservations needed. (more...)

Photo Coverage: SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Win Big at the 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 18, 2016

The New York Drama Critics' Circle just presented its 2015-2016 Best Play and Best Musical: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS and George C. Wolfe, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED. The selections were made at the organization's 81st annual voting meeting. (more...)

THE WHITE WHORE AND THE BIT PLAYER Opens Tonight at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

A new production of Tom Eyen's THE WHITE WHORE AND THE BIT PLAYER, directed by Christopher Weare and starring Jazzara Jaslyn and Donna Cormack-Thomson, will open at the Alexander Bar tonight. (more...)

Grammy Winners Ghost Add Dates to Headlining 'Black To The Future' U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have added dates to their current 'Black To The Future' tour, which is currently hitting venues across the country. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye Continues 'Highlights' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 15, 2016

Marilyn Maye's current engagement titled 'Highlights' continues at Feinstein's/54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there last night, along with Len Cariou and singer Julie Budd in the audience. Marilyn and music director Billy Stritch on piano and vocals are appearing at 54 Below through May 20th. Check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: Newbury Park High School's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND – A Darker Version
by Jeffrey Scott - May 14, 2016

As the audience walks into the lobby of the performing arts center, we are greeted with glittery visions of teacups and saucers, large animated flowers, and welcoming oversized characters beckoning us with which to take a photo-op. Life is good and happy...just like a Disney Parade. (more...)

A.R. Gurney & Carmen de Lavallade to Receive Lifetime Achievement Honors at 61st Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced that legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney will each receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 61st Annual Obie Awards, which will be held on Monday, May 23, 2016 at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). Tickets to the 2016 Obie Awards are now available via www.ObieAwards.com. (more...)

Springer Publishes New John F. Dooley WWI Memoir
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

When the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917, the Americans were woefully unprepared to wage a modern war. Whereas the Europeans had already three years of experience in using code and cipher systems in a war, American cryptologists had to build a military intelligence unit from scratch. This is described by a collection of articles written by John Matthews Manly, a former cryptologist in the American Military Intelligence Division. In the new Springer book Codes, Ciphers and Spies: Tales of Military Intelligence in WWI by John F. Dooley these articles are published for the first time. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

THE MEETING* Returning to San Francisco, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return  to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, May 28 at 7:00 PM after three packed shows last year. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The New York run of The Meeting* - currently running monthly at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater - has been sold out since the New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. Tickets are $20 and are available at SFOasis.com. (more...)

Cast Announced For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Union Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Union Theatre's final show in its current home. THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE stars Charlotte Gorton (Memphis, Viva Forever!) as Mari Hoff, Carly Thoms (Thoroughly Modern Mille, Sound Of Music) as LV and Ken Christiansen (Lord Of The Flies, An Inspector Calls) as Ray Say, with Glenn Adamson as Billy, Mandy Dassa as Sadie and James Peake as Mr Boo/Phone man. Alastair Knights directs. (more...)

On Site Opera's THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO to Run 6/14-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Just four years into its existence, On Site Opera (OSO) has established itself as one of New York City's most imaginative, nimble opera companies by doing more than simply staging musically and dramatically rich works outside of the opera house. (more...)

Fells Point Corner Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with 10x10x10 Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Fells Point Corner Theatre's explosive 2015­-2016 Season (#FIREintheHOUSE) concludes with its original 10-­minute play festival, 10x10. This year, FPCT has added an extra 'x10' to the title, as all roles will be played by an ensemble cast of just 10 talented actors! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marilyn Maye brings HIGHLIGHTS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 11, 2016

Marilyn Maye returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with her new show Highlights, last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

CELEBRITY SPIES E-book Series is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Eye Spy Publishing Ltd, has released the first e-book in a new series featuring true stories about 'real-life' spies. 'Celebrity Spies' covers forty-three professions and industries whose famous members 'spied for the side' and include fascinating trivia and hundreds of images. Book 1, Hollywood Actors, features over 50 celebrities. Did you know? Cary Grant was a spy hunter. Frank Sinatra lent the CIA his jet for rendition flights. Marilyn Monroe assembled drones during WWII. Dr. Seuss produced instructional cartoons for the US Army Signal Corps. Lucky Luciano, head of the mafia crime family, worked with the CIA. The US Secret Service and hired Harry Houdini to train agents in escapology. Alfred Hitchcock was an MI6 contact man. Walt Disney became an undercover spy for the FBI. Miles Copeland Jr's father worked for the CIA. The brother of the Dalai Lama worked for the CIA? 'We are excited about the new series and although a departure from the sobering material in Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, we hope our readers will enjoy it.' - Mark Birdsall / Managing Editor In the series: Actors, Actresses, Adventurers, Archaeologists, Artists, Astronauts, Astronomers, Authors, Businessman, Cartoons, Chefs, Clergy, Cowboys and Indians, Criminals, Dancers, Directors, Engineers, Entertainers, Explorers, Fashion, Groups, Historians, Inventors, Journalists, Movie Producers, Musicians, Mystics, Naturalists, Patriots, Photographers, Physicians, Playwrights, Poets, Politicians, Producers, Royalty, Scholars, Scientists, Sculptors, Singers, Sons and Daughters, Sportsman and 'The Watched'. Book I - Actors. Features over fifty actors who actively participated in or with the intelligence services. (more...)

Wayne Hosford, Spencer Day & Ariana Savalas Head to The Colony Hotel's Royal Room Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

?The Colony Hotel - which The Palm Beach Post has hailed as 'probably the best place for cabaret on the planet' - is continuing its Young Stars Summer Residency Program with several Royal Room audience favorites on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout June & July. (more...)

Kristen Hager & More Join Cast of Reelz Original Miniseries THE KENNEDYS - AFTER CAMELOT
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2016

As principal photography begins today REELZ announces additions to the cast and crew of Muse Entertainment's original four-hour miniseries The Kennedys-After Camelot. (more...)

2016 Indie Book Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

CHICAGO, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group has named the best indie books of 2016. (more...)

Julien's Auctions Presents Most Important Marilyn Monroe Collection from Estate of Lee Strasberg
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced on offer one of the most personal collections of Marilyn Monroe from the estate of Lee Strasberg. (more...)

STRICTLY COME DANCING Star Joanne Clifton to Lead NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL at LOST Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

KSW Productions and the LOST Theatre have announced the cast of their upcoming production Norma Jeane: The Musical, including Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton as Marilyn Monroe. (more...)

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