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BWW & MAC Award Nominee JEFF MACAULEY To Celebrate The Music of Michel Legrand in New Show at Metropolitan Room, 8/12 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

In what he is calling the third part of a “Cabaret Trilogy of Classic Hollywood Songwriters,” 2016 MAC Award nominee and 2015 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Award Nominee Jeff Macauley will launch his new show, Le Grand Tour: The Music of Michel Legrand, at the Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd St., New York, NY) on August 12 at 7 pm. Over the past four years, Macauley has celebrated the songbooks of Academy Award-winning and Grammy Award-winning songwriters of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, Norman Gimbel (It Was Me: The Lyrics of Norman Gimbel) and Henry Mancini (Mr. Lucky: The Songs of Henry Mancini). Now, Macauley will turn his evocative vocals and on-stage charm to exploring the work of the legendary French film composer who wrote the scores and themes to the movie musicals, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” “Young Girls of Rochefort” and “Yentl,” as well as countless other films. (more...)

Leanne Borghesi Will Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko in August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The sumptuously talented Leanne Borghesi returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her all-new comedic show, BDSM (Beautiful Dirty Sexy Me) for two performances only - Friday, August 5 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 6 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Best of Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival Coming to Cain Park, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

"Imagination" The Best of Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival comes to Cain Park on July 20 from noon to 2:30pm. A Dobama theater tradition, the Marilyn Bianchi Kids' Playwriting Festival is entering its 38th year of producing plays written by kids! Hundreds of plays are submitted by students throughout Cuyahoga County, grades 1 - 12. Dedicated to the memory of Marilyn Bianchi, the festival is the nation's first event of its kind, encouraging kids to celebrate the fun and joy of live theatre! (more...)

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch & More Set for First Dallas Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Denise Lee Onstage and Fair Park Dallas have set the stage for the first-ever Dallas Cabaret Festival, July 28-30, 2016. (more...)

Jane Lee Hooker, Ellen Kaye, Vernon Reid and More Set for The Iridium This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Coming up at The Iridium are: NYC's all-women blues band JANE LEE HOOKER on July 23; ELLEN KAYE with UK guitarist PAUL ROSE and Ethan Fein and the LiveIt!LIVE Band on July 26; VERNON REID POWER TRIO on July 29; and soul singer/songwriter/guitarist RAUL MIDON on September 24 & 25. Scroll down for details! (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

Cox and The Trust for Public Land Announce Finalists for Arizona's Cox Conserves Heroes Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

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Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/9/2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/9/2016. (more...)

Sheridan Smith Will Return to West End's FUNNY GIRL Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Sheridan Smith has taken a leave of absence from Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre due to 'stress and exhaustion.' Today, producers have confirmed that the actress will return to the West End production tonight in the role of Fanny Brice. Natasha J. Barnes has subbed for Smith since the end of May. (more...)

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to Host 20th Annual QFest, 7/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

From Thursday, July 21, to Sunday, July 24, Houston will host the 20th annual QFest, a LGBTQ film festival programmed by artistic director Kristian Salinas, with screenings in venues throughout the city. This year, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, screens six films examining familial bonds and connections, a recurring theme in this year's festival. Selections also include a tribute to Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, director of The Skin, an Italian war film, and The Night Porter, which follows the story of a former concentration camp victim who encounters a previous abuser. Visit www.mfah.org/qfest or www.q-fest.com for more information. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Sets New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the theatre's forthcoming season launching this September. The season opens with Counting Stars by award-winning playwright Atiha Sen Gupta which will transform the stage into a studio format nightclub installation for this funny yet heart-breaking tale directed by Associate Director at Stratford East, Pooja Ghai. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Marilyn Monroe Musical to Receive One-Night-Only Premiere in Glendale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

? Prospect House Entertainment, in association with Glendale Arts Productions, presents Marilyn!, a new original musical commemorating Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday at the historic 1400-seat Alex Theatre in Glendale. The one-evening-only July 29 event, celebrates the life Marilyn Monroe with a short documentary film featuring Monroe's former boyfriend Bill Pursel, Monroe's Bus Stop co-star Don Murray, Monroe author, Michelle Morgan, President of 'Marilyn Remembered' Greg Schreiner, and Actors Studio classmate, James Karen, among other key figures. (more...)

Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis Announces Lineup of Events for Elvis Week 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Elvis Week 2016 at Elvis Presley's Graceland will feature more than 25 events including live music, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, the Auction at Graceland and panel discussions with the musicians, co-stars and friends of Elvis that knew him best. (more...)

The Illusionists Coming to Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, will perform a limited one week engagement from September 27 - October 2 at Atlanta's Fox Theatre to kick off the 2016/2017 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Series. THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY is currently on its North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

UMe Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Diana Ross' 'Love Hangover' With Vinyl Reissue
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Diana Ross was six years into her wildly successful solo career from the Supremes when she outdid herself, releasing a self-titled project, her seventh studio album, that included two No. 1 pop smashes (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Billy Porter & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 13th season of presenting world-renowned Broadway, pop and jazz vocalists, announces the 2016-2017 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). (more...)

Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra's Relationship Exposed in New Play
by Edward Baker - Jul 5, 2016

This acclaimed new play tells the little known, exhaustively researched, story of the relationship between showbiz icons Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, who lived together for five tempestuous weeks in 1955 and remained close right up until her death. On the night she died, Marilyn played nothing but Sinatra albums on her record player. It turns out the last voice she heard meant a great deal to her. (more...)

Stephen Bishop to Release New Album 'Blueprint,' 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Acclaimed songwriter STEPHEN BISHOP has announced details for the release of his new album BLUEPRINT. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - Live from Broadway, Comes to New Orleans this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, will arrive in New Orleans Oct. 25 - 30, 2016, at the Saenger Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. Tickets for THE ILLUSIONISTS will go on sale Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE ILLUSIONISTS is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS to Launch Broadway in Orlando Series; Tickets on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live from Broadway will play the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Walt Disney Theater from October 4 - 9, 2016 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

Photo Flash: Art Garfunkel Visits 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Art Garfunkel recently stopped by to see a performance of 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at St. Luke's Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a photo of him with the cast below! (more...)

Leslie Jones Among Celebs Set for Next MATCH GAME on ABC
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

It's an hour of _______ inducing bawdiness during an all-new MATCH GAME airing SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Photo Flash: Art Garfunkel Visits 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, are pleased to present 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON andKINGDOM OF EARTH, a limited engagement directed by Marilyn Fried and starringKathryn Luce Garfunkel.  (more...)

Superhero Celebration at Friendship Village
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

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Marni Nixon, Singing Voice Behind WEST SIDE STORY, THE KING AND I & More, Dies at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The New York Times reports that Marni Nixon, perhaps most famous for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

Nadine Sierra Opens Mostly Mozart (July 25) and Paris Opera Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

On the heels of her Tanglewood debut in Carmina Burana with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, fast-rising soprano Nadine Sierra—who, after four major debuts last season alone, is quickly becoming a fixture at important houses around the world—returns to New York to debut at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival on July 25, in an all-star opening night “operatic fantasy” called The Illuminated Heart. After an auspicious debut as Gilda at the Met last season, she returns this fall for a house role debut as Zerlina inDon Giovanni, and in the spring makes both her role and Live in HD debuts as Ilia in Mozart's Idomeneo under the baton of James Levine. Following last season's Paris Opera debut, she opens the 2016-17 season at the Palais Garnier with the role of Flavia in a new production of Cavalli's Eliogabalo. This is one of three Paris Opera productions to feature her this season: she also appears as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Gilda inRigoletto at the Opéra Bastille, where she sang her first Zerlina last season. Other highlights in the new season include a return to Zurich Opera—where she won acclaim for her 2015 house and role debuts as the title character in Lucia di Lammermoor—to sing her first performances as Elvira in Bellini's I Puritani. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE with Jonathan Pryce
by Review Roundups - Jul 25, 2016

London's critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe, under the artistic direction of Emma Rice, will light up US stages and screens this summer and fall, with a three-city limited engagement of The Merchant of Venice, which will play limited engagements in New York, Washington, D.C. and Chicago in July and August. Two-time Olivier- and Tony Award-winner Jonathan Prycestars as Shylock. The production is directed by Jonathan Munby. (more...)

2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON & KINGDOM OF EARTH at St. Lukes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, are pleased to present 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON andKINGDOM OF EARTH, a limited engagement directed by Marilyn Fried and starringKathryn Luce Garfunkel.  (more...)

SHEAR MADNESS Extended at Stages Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Audiences and critics are loving Shear Madness! Many dates are already full, so due to popular demand, Stages Repertory Theatre is thrilled to announce FOUR MORE WEEKS of performances. (more...)

Opera Santa Barbara Launches Youth Opera Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Young singers will enjoy unparalleled exposure to the workings of a professional opera company under an exciting new educational program offered by Opera Santa Barbara. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Reduced Shakespeare Company
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 21, 2016

We speak to the Reduced Shakespeare Company about their 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play. (more...)

VIDEO: WGN America Reveals Full-Length Trailer for New Season of SALEM
by - Jul 20, 2016

In advance of the SALEM panel event at San Diego Comic-Con 2016 on Friday, July 22, WGN America released the season three full-length trailer for the network's hit supernatural thriller, set to premiere Halloween week. (more...)

THE RIVER'S TREMBLING EDGE to Play 2016 Kansas City Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The River's Trembling Edge returns to the stage at the 2016 Kansas City Fringe Festival, produced by Central Standard Theatre. (more...)

Harbourfront Centre to Welcome Return of ISLAND SOUL During Caribbean Carnival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Harbourfront Centre is excited to announce the return of Island Soul, during the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, with a focus on a renaissance of Caribbean culture and traditions, July 29 - August 1. (more...)

Romeo Castellucci, Forced Entertainment and more at FIAF's Crossing the Line Festival 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, is thrilled to announce the full program for the Crossing the LineFestival 2016, the tenth annual edition of its celebrated fall arts festival, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world. Crossing the Line runs from September 22 through November 3 in venues and public spaces throughout New York City. Tickets will go on saleAugust 15. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/2/2016
by - Jul 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/2/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: SHEAR MADNESS takes over Stages Repertory Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Jul 19, 2016

Stages Repertory Theatre's creation of this SHEAR MADNESS is buoyed by an outstanding cast that handles comedy and improvisation with ease. The six actors onstage are quick on their feet, and so funny they can break each other up in many instances as the story unfolds. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, are pleased to present 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON and KINGDOM OF EARTH, a limited engagement directed by Marilyn Fried and starring Kathryn Luce Garfunkel. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Kyra Sedgwick to Direct Husband Kevin Bacon in STORY OF A GIRL for Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actress Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer) will have her directorial debut with Lifetime's STORY OF A GIRL, based on the novel of the same name by Sara Zarr. (more...)

BWW Review: History Comes Alive with Eight O'Clock Theatre's Winning 1776: THE MUSICAL
by Peter Nason - Jul 18, 2016

EOT proves once again that they are several notches above other community theatres; this is one terrific show where everything comes together. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Andy Mientus Join Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in RAGTIME on Ellis Island
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Ragtime On Ellis Island just announced that Tony Award winner and Original Broadway cast member Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along, Man of La Mancha) and acclaimed stage and television star Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening, Les Miserables) have joined the lineup of the highly anticipated site-specific developmental concert on Monday, August 8. The all-star cast, directed by Sammi Cannold (Violet on a moving bus at A.R.T; Assistant Director for Diane Paulus & Rachel Chavkin), will perform a selection of songs from the Tony Award-winning musical that features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally. The concert is being presented by Suzanne Friedman with an eye towards an immersive, full production of the acclaimed American musical on Ellis Island in 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Dominates Musically In Annapolis
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jul 18, 2016

If you belong to a particular subset of music aficionados, you may love this show. Vocally and instrumentally, the performers do an excellent job of animating beloved legends.Their musicianship is impressive and Musical Director Amy Jones has done a terrific job creating authentic-sounding renditions of well-known songs. JP Coletta's athletic interpretation of Jerry Lee is absurdly fun to watch. As Elvis, Travis Artz is enthusiastic and delivers excellent footwork. Adding some feminine energy to the show, Elvis' girlfriend 'Dyanne,' portrayed by Bella Muller in a saucy, sultry performance, blows the audience away singing 'Fever.' (more...)

CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Adds New Stars to Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Charlie and Algernon: In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. As previously reported, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only, with the show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more). (more...)

Cast Recording Of FUNNY GIRL Featuring Sheridan Smith To Be Released 5 August 2016
by Edward Baker - Jul 13, 2016

Sheridan Smith brings her unique vocals and phenomenal performance as Fanny Brice to the London cast recording of the critically-acclaimed West End production of Funny Girl, to be released on Decca Records on 5th August. (more...)

Scoop: MATCH GAME on ABC - Sunday, July 17, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 13, 2016

Get all the scoop on MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 17, 2016! (more...)

Northern Virginia Technology Council Names New Officers and Members to...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Returns to Emerald City Theatre this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre are pleased to announce A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Charles M. Schulz returns to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) November 11, 2016 through January 8, 2017, after playing to sold-out houses during the 2015 holiday season. Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson and adapted for the stage by Eric Schaefferby special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson,  this newly-staged production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will be directed by Ann Filmer. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Sets 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

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