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Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert to Star in NC Theatre's ALWAYS…PATSY CLINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Emmy Award-winning actress, Sally Struthers, will return to the role of 'Louise Seger' in North Carolina Theatre's production of Always...Patsy Cline. Carter Calvert (Broadway: It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) will star in the title role. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Ring in the New Year at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The great Marilyn Maye delivers her annual one-two punch to ring in the new year at The Metropolitan Room with back-to-back shows on New Year's Eve, followed by two weeks of her incomparable "Marilyn by Request" party-shows from January 5 through January 14. (more...)

Acclaimed Actors Tovah Feldshuh and Fyvush Finkel in 'Hugs and Knishes' on PBS December 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions explores the rich history of Jewish food and its cultural impact on the community. The film visits a variety of Jewish homes, Ashkenazy and Sephardic, for anecdotes of Jewish life that represent a diverse cultural experience and demonstrate the universal cultural truth that 'we are what we eat.' (more...)

Candis C. Jones, Jesca Prudencio, and More Complete The Drama League's 'Directorfest 2016' Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2016: The 33rd Annual Directors Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by The Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Candis C. Jones, James Dean Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, and Shaun Patrick Tubbs. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY Comes to Memphis This February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 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 (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis February 10-12 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

Well-Strung Joins New York City Gay Men's Chorus, at Town Hall in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Well-Strung, the Singing String Quartet will be the special guests for New York City Gay Men's Chorus' "Xmas and Chill" concert at Town Hall on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM and Sunday, December 18 at 3:00 PM. In NYCGMC's own words, the concert "will feature some of the coolest arrangements of holiday favorites, spine-tingling traditional choral pieces, many other fabulous performances, filled with the spirit of the season." Xmas & Chill promises to be "the ultimate holiday date night for the whole city, warm-hearted, funny, nostalgic, uplifting, and always with an incredible sound, this is guaranteed to be the one holiday show in NYC that truly sleighs." For tickets and more information, please visit http://www.nycgmc.org/xmas-and-chill/ (more...)

BWW Interview: Veteran Actress MORGAN FAIRCHILD Continues to Cast a Spell in A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Film and TV actress Morgan Fairchild needs no introduction. She has been working for the past 40+ years, always recognizable as the glamorous blonde vixen from such series as Flamingo Road, Paper Dolls and Falcon Crest, as well as the soap Search For Tomorrow. Now about ready to start rehearsals for the Lythgoe Family's Christmas Panto, called A Cinderella Christmas at the Pasadena Playhouse, bowing December 8, Fairchild took time out of her busy schedule to chat with us about the role she is playing and her career. Has she been happy or does she long to change her sexy image? (more...)

BWW Review: SOHO CINDERS, Union Theatre, 27 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 28, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a tremendous show full of great songs wonderfully well sung with the added bonus of great dancing too! (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Comes to Milwaukee
by BWW News Desk - Nov 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 (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Marcus Center in Milwaukee on February 14-19 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

Justin Sayre Celebrates New Comedy CD THE GAY AGENDA at UnCabaret in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will celebrate Sayre's debut comed album "The Gay Agenda" with a  special night at UNCABARET at Au Lac (710 West First Street, LA 90012) on Sunday, December 4 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi in ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's gala benefit performance of Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue. (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA Slips Into New Shoes Full of Possibility at the Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 24, 2016

Once upon a time in 1957 there was a helpless young damsel who toiled tirelessly in rags while her cruel stepmother and self-centered stepsisters forced her into a life of servitude. One day, however, her Prince Charming swept her off her feet and she lived happily ever after, all with the help of a fairy godmother and a glass slipper left behind. Fast forward. It's now 2016 and gone are the days when a meek would-be princess sits around waiting for her prince to come, let alone even thinking about leaving a Venetian glass slipper behind. (more...)

Microbudget Projects Presents THE PARK BENCH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Microbudget Projects presents The Park Bench on December 2, December 3 and December 4 at Just Off Broadway Theatre, 3051 Penn Valley Drive, Kansas City, MO 64108. (Ticket information and directions below) (more...)

CCRI Players to Present Rhode Island Premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Dramatist Sarah Treem once told an interviewer that for a good play, 'you put people in a room who have very good reasons to be furious at each other and you don't let them leave.' Treem's play When We Were Young and Unafraid receives its Rhode Island premiere when staged by the Community College of Rhode Island Players. (more...)

THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER at ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

ActorsNET celebrates the holidays with an American comedy classic - Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's riotous comedy, The Man Who Came to Dinner.  (more...)

32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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Shooter Jennings and Jason Boland Announce Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Jason Boland, one of the leading lights in the Red Dirt music scene, and eclectic singer/songwriter/producer Shooter Jennings have teamed up for a tour that will hit 10 markets beginning December 9, 2016. (more...)

Three Authors Receive Awards from NCTE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

ATLANTA, Nov. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Authors Jason Reynolds, Melissa Sweet, and Marilyn Nelson were just announced winners of prestigious literacy awards from the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 21, 2016

Joe Sirola, who has been seen or heard in over 10,000 commercials brought his one man show "With A Little Bit Of Luck" to the Metropolitan Room yesterday. The audience didn't need much selling to realize why this fantastic actor has had such a successful career in Film, TV and on the stage.  Unlike his commercials which were replayed many times (much to his financial pleasure) it was a one time event at the world famous Cabaret on 22nd street in Manhattan.     (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center's Broadway Close Up Series Concludes with Songs of Frank Loesser
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's 2016 Broadway Close Up series concludes on Mon, Dec 5 with an evening of songs by the great Frank Loesser. (more...)

Marta Sanders to Bring FOLLOW ME to the Beechman in February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The nightclub singer Marta Sanders follows her memorable Cabaret Convention appearance (she closed the Stephen Sondheim tribute with a soul-bearing 'I'm Still Here') with an encore of her latest show, 'Follow Me,' in February. The four-week major engagement performs at The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, on Thursday February 2; Saturday February 11; Thursday February 16, and Saturday February 25, all at 7pm. (more...)

THE MEETING* to Honor Angela Lansbury with Nathan Lee Graham & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - the monthly gathering of the International Order of Sodomites, the centuries-old organization which sets the mythic Gay Agenda - will continue its eighth and final season on Sunday, November 20 at 9:30 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ELECTRA at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Electra by Sophocles, translated by Nicholas Rudall and directed by Seret Scott. Electra runs now through December 11, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Casting Complete for The Drama League's DIRECTORFEST 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Drama League has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2016: The 33rdAnnual Directors Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by The Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Candis C. Jones, James Dean Palmer, Jesca Prudencio, and Shaun Patrick Tubbs. (more...)

BWW Review: Megan Hilty Pairs Vocal Prowess with Holiday Levity in Joe's Pub Christmas Concerts
by Casey Mink - Dec 8, 2016

Holiday cheer is considerably tenuous this year, in much of the country, anyway. But damn if that would prevent Megan Hilty from delivering abundant joy in her four-show engagement at Joe's Pub, a run which began December 2. The concerts were intended to celebrate the release of Hilty's new Christmas album, A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, which she recorded live with her four-musician band. Six months pregnant and glowing as bright as the Rockefeller tree herself, Hilty jovially commandeered the evening and not once acknowledged the state of the world outside, making it possible for a room full of New Yorkers to temporarily suspend their shared cynicism or desolation, and plunge into 80 minutes of glee. (more...)

SaraSolo Festival 2017 Returns to Sarasota for Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The 2017 SaraSolo Festival, the third annual celebration of theatre and solo artists returns to Sarasota over two weekends, January 28 & 29 and February 4 & 5, 2017. As one of Sarasota's newest and most exciting arts festivals, performances are again at Sarasota's Pioneer Park historic site venue, the Crocker Memorial Church, 1260 12th Street, Sarasota FL 34236. (more...)

Beverly Bryann Pens 'The Best Cocktail Hour War Stories, Vol. I'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Beverley Bryann, GMCHC (Gold Medal Cocktail Hour Chitchat), business woman, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'The Best Cocktail Hour War Stories, Vol. I': a light-hearted and amusing compilation of the best cocktail hour stories. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Mark DeGarmo
by Barnett Serchuk - Dec 7, 2016

Entering its 30th anniversary year, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a not-for-profit that integrates three focal concerns: educate underserved New York City communities, especially children, through dance arts; create, perform and disseminate original dances, artistic and scholarly work; and build intercultural community. The organization's vision is to enliven bodies, shift perspectives and change lives. With programming that has been called 'a national model' by the National Endowment for the Arts, Mark DeGarmo Dance has maintained New York City Department of Education contracts for arts education services since 1987. MDD's artistic pillar in particular presents original artist-scholar works that reflect and celebrate the multicultural experience of our communities. Mark DeGarmo has created and produced over 100 dances and 28 international tours involving cultural diplomacy and exchange in 12 countries across Latin America and Europe. In 2015, DeGarmo received the Martha Hill Dance Fund's 15th Anniversary Mid-Career Award and the Sophie Gerson Healthy Youth Foundation's Recognition. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents SQUEEZE MY CANS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Due to popular demand, Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to announce the return of Cathy Schenkelberg's hit one-woman show SQUEEZE MY CANS, directed by Shirley Anderson, playing February 16 - March 12, 2017 at 2016 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Schenkelberg's evocative and humorous account of life as a Scientologist returns for a full run following a limited engagement last summer during the Greenhouse's popular Solo Celebration! Series, now being produced by the Greenhouse Theater Center.  (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Marilyn Monroe Tribute, Starring Erin Sullivan, to Play The Cutting Room This Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate romantic. Lovers come and go in this musical journey 'With Love, Marilyn,' a sensual and playful one-woman tribute performance which pays homage to the many loves and romances in the life of the iconic ingenue. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Launch 2017 Pop-Up Concert Season with Marilyn Nonken
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today's most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select Tuesday evenings. Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts has announced its winter 2017 season of Pop-Up Concerts, launching with Marilyn Nonken on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. (more...)

MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Recipients Announced for 2nd Annual 'Made in NY' Diversity Fellowships
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP today announced the recipients of the second year of Made in NY Fellowships, a year-long program to provide expanded resources and opportunities for New Yorkers to bring their media projects to the next level. (more...)


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Julien's Auctions Ends 2016 With Another Guinness Book of World Records Entry
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house to the stars is now in the Guinness Book of World Records for the second time, having sold the most expensive dress ever to be auctioned. (more...)

Arrows & Traps' CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Adaptation to Play Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Arrows & Traps Theatre returns to the Jack Studio with an award-winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky's literary masterpiece Crime & Punishment by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus. (more...)

THE CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN Announces First US Tour in 47 Years!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

After a highlight performance at Psycho Las Vegas 2016, hugely influential UK heavy psychedelic progressive oddities The Crazy World of Arthur Brown announce their 2017 "ZIM ZAM ZIM" tour - their first run of US shows since 1969. (more...)

Madonna Raise Over 7.5 Million Dollars for 'Raising Malawi'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Madonna's evening of music, art, mischief and performance raised over 7.5 million dollars for the superstar's Raising Malawi foundation during Art Basel on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Faena Forum in Miami Beach, FL. (more...)

Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Robert Creighton (Cagney), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will join some of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards Update - Atticus Shaindlin, Emily Liberature Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld St. Petersburg Regional Awards Update - Jonathan Harrison, Scott Daniel Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Minnesota Orchestra Reports Fiscal 2016 Balanced Budget
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Minnesota Orchestra's 2016 Annual Meeting today celebrated the artistic and financial milestones of the Orchestra's 2015-16 season, a year in which the Orchestra returned to Carnegie Hall and Europe, completed its celebrated Sibelius symphonies recording cycle, launched a new education program for high school students—and achieved a balanced budget. Marilyn Carlson Nelson, who was announced as the Orchestra's Chair Elect in September, was elected Board Chair by the Orchestra's Board of Directors, succeeding Warren Mack, who completed a two-year term.  (more...)

Miranda Lambert to Headline CBS's A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, 12/23
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

CBS today announced that Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert will headline the 18th annual A HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, to be broadcast Friday, Dec. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Court Theatre to Present Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky runs January 12 - February 12, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

American Lyric Theater and MasterVoices to Present 'InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turingon on January 12, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum Announces Public Program Schedule For December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of programs for adults, teens, and kids in December. Public programs include talks, performances, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and permanent collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)

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