Photo Flash: Today's the Day! GREASE LIVE Cast Wraps Final Dress RehearsalPhoto Flash: Today's the Day! GREASE LIVE Cast Wraps Final Dress Rehearsal
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

With just less than two hours before the big show, get a behind-the-scenes look at the final rehearsal moments with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen, and the cast of GREASE: LIVE as they finish up their preparation. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Scoops! 10 More Reasons to Tune Into GREASE: LIVE - Straight from the Studio Audience!BWW Exclusive Scoops! 10 More Reasons to Tune Into GREASE: LIVE - Straight from the Studio Audience!
by Maeve Riley - Jan 31, 2016

We're bringing you and and all things GREASE: LIVE today! Be sure to tune in at 7/6c on FOX! (more...)

Classic Western Music Comes to Duplex Cabarey and Piano Bar with COWBOY CHORALClassic Western Music Comes to Duplex Cabarey and Piano Bar with COWBOY CHORAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Pau Sheesley brings 'Classic Western' Music to NYC with Cowboy songs and ballads ie Hand Williams, Marty Robbins, Bob Wills etc. set in a circa 1950's television show in West Texas and the love that dare not speak it's name! With Paul Sheesley, Justin Gaynor, Beth CAllen, and Ian Kenselaar. (more...)

VIDEO: Anything Can Happen! Watch Live Backstage Stream of GREASE: LIVEVIDEO: Anything Can Happen! Watch Live Backstage Stream of GREASE: LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Tonight, FOX's GREASE: LIVE is not only LIVE on your TV but will be going LIVE backstage! Streaming exclusively on Facebook Live (more...)

BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Leave it to the network that reinvented television with AMERICAN IDOL and created SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, one of the most artistically significant shows in recent memory, to figure out the proper balance in merging musical theatre and live television. FOX's GREASE: LIVE learned from three years of live, middling musicals on NBC (the satisfying WIZ LIVE! notwithstanding) and produced the best, most thrilling live TV musical in half a century. (more...)

BWW Live Blog: Head Back to Rydell High with GREASE: LIVEBWW Live Blog: Head Back to Rydell High with GREASE: LIVE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 31, 2016

Tonight is the night, FOX's first live musical telecast!  The buzz about GREASE: LIVE couldn't be bigger, with a star-studded cast lead by Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough and direction from HAMILTON director, Thomas Kail, and  DANCING WITH THE STARS vet, Alex Rudzinski. BroadwayWorld has you covered tonight with a live blog of the show! So, if you had to run and pay the delivery guy or aren't home to watch, don't worry, you'll have minute to minute updates so you won't miss out on what the rest of the country is talking about!  (more...)

ole Acquires Production Music Library 5 Alarm Musicole Acquires Production Music Library 5 Alarm Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has acquired 5 Alarm Music, an important independent production music library, adding to what is already one of the most comprehensive production music resources in the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody's GREASE at North Carolina TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody's GREASE at North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is ready to electrify audiences this February with the world's favorite musical, Grease! Leading the cast is Broadway star John Arthur Greene who hails from Raleigh stepping into the role of teenage heartthrob, Danny Zuko.  John Arthur joins Broadway couple Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody, who will direct and choreograph the perennial favorite at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, February 9-14, 2016. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Stephen Belber's DUSK RINGS A BELL Opens This Month at The Lounge TheatreStephen Belber's DUSK RINGS A BELL Opens This Month at The Lounge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

AQUILA MORONG STUDIO and CALLIOPE PRODUCTIONS announce the opening of prolific award-winning playwright Stephen Belber's funny and poignant dramedy, DUSK RINGS A BELL, Directed by John Hindman.  This bittersweet drama opens at The Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA.  Tickets: www.plays411.com/dusk (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/8/16- Sherie Rene ScottSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/8/16- Sherie Rene Scott
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2016

Happy Birthday Sherie Rene Scott! On Broadway Scott has starred as Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, garnering nominations for a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award; Amneris in Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida (2000), for which she won the Clarence Derwent Award and was a Drama League Honoree; Sally in Tommy (1993); Marty in Grease (1995-96); Maureen in Rent (1997); and originated the role of Ursula in The Little Mermaid (2007). In 2010 Scott starred in the critically acclaimed production Everyday Rapture, which Scott wrote with co-author Dick Scanlan. She most recently starred as Pepa in the musical adaptation of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. (more...)

BET Teams with American Black Film Festival on 2016 ABFF AWARDS, 2/23BET Teams with American Black Film Festival on 2016 ABFF AWARDS, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Today, ABFF Ventures and BET Networks announced their partnership to produce the “ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps and premiering on BET and Centric Tuesday, February 23rd at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

2016 Open Books Series to Feature David Scott Kastan, Yael Prizant & Ninotchka Bennahum2016 Open Books Series to Feature David Scott Kastan, Yael Prizant & Ninotchka Bennahum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience announces its 2016 Open Books series, featuring David Scott Kastan, Yael Prizant & Ninotchka Bennahum: three evenings of lively, engaging conversation with the authors of some of American theatre's most acclaimed new books. (more...)

Belgrade Theatre to Welcome World Premiere Stage Production of GANGSTA GRANNYBelgrade Theatre to Welcome World Premiere Stage Production of GANGSTA GRANNY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Curious kids from across Coventry and Warwickshire can look forward to a bumper programme of family-friendly activities taking place this February half term at the Belgrade Theatre. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016
by BWW - Feb 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE DVD Now Available for Pre-Order, Out 3/8GREASE: LIVE DVD Now Available for Pre-Order, Out 3/8
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The DVD may be pre-ordered here on Amazon.com for $21.99. The musical is also available in a digital HD version on iTunes for $9.99. Click here to purchase. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2016BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2016
by - Feb 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Legendary Singer Songwriter Marty Balin Releases New Album 'The Greatest Love'Legendary Singer Songwriter Marty Balin Releases New Album 'The Greatest Love'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Marty Balin, the voice, and hit song maker of Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and his own solo works, is releasing a new album of original material, The Greatest Love. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NCT's GREASE Stars Share Thoughts on 'My Carolina Today' ShowSTAGE TUBE: NCT's GREASE Stars Share Thoughts on 'My Carolina Today' Show
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional regional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is ready to electrify audiences this February with the world's favorite musical, Grease! Directed by Broadway veteran Hunter Foster, choreographed by his wife, Jennifer Cody, leading the cast of this upcoming production is Raleigh native John Arthur Greene as Danny Zuko and Emily Behny as Sandy Dumbrowski.  Check out the video below of the stars sharing thoughts on 'My Carolina Today.' (more...)

McClatchy Announces 12 President's Awards For Journalism Excellence, Digital Innovation And Public ServiceMcClatchy Announces 12 President's Awards For Journalism Excellence, Digital Innovation And Public Service
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

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VIDEO: Watch Control Room Split Screen Perspective of GREASE LIVE's 'Greased Lightin'VIDEO: Watch Control Room Split Screen Perspective of GREASE LIVE's 'Greased Lightin'
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

In the recently edited video below, watch a split screen perspective of Associate director Carrie Havel working behind the scenes of the showstopping number 'Greased Lightnin'! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Chicago Gay Men's Chorus LIPSTICK & LYRICS Drag ShowPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Chicago Gay Men's Chorus LIPSTICK & LYRICS Drag Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Chicago Gay Men's Chorus is gearing up for its annual presentation of Lipstick & Lyrics: Save the Unicorn Club! This vivacious drag show features 16 of CGMC's most colorful and talented performers and 16 sexy dancers. The premise: A gay bar is in trouble! A bus of drag queens breaks down out front and they must rescue the bar through song and dance. The show is a collaboration between Artistic Director James J. Morehead and long-time chorus member Marty Miller, who will be directing. Scroll down for a sneak peek at last year's show! (more...)

West Coast Premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP Begins 3/25 at Whitefire TheatreWest Coast Premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP Begins 3/25 at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

? K.I.S.S. Theatricals announces the West Coast Premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP, a zany one-woman musical created by multi-award winning writers and composers.  Directed by Holly Friedman. L.A. Music Awards' Singer/Songwriter of the Year Deedee O'Malley stars as the quirky Rita Donatella.  The show is set to open March 25th, at The Whitefire Theatre. Tickets available at:  http://johnnydepp.brownpapertickets.com/ (more...)

MusicWorks to Welcome The Weight to Amaturo Theater, 3/29MusicWorks to Welcome The Weight to Amaturo Theater, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

MusicWorks today announced that it is presenting THE WEIGHT at the Amaturo Theater in Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday, March 29, at 8 pm. THE WEIGHT is made up of talented members of the legendary roots rock groups The Band and The Levon Helm Band, fondly remembered for such traditional hits as The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up on Cripple Creek, It Makes No Difference, Rag Mama Rag, The Last Waltz and more. (more...)

GREASE LIVE! Now Available on Digital HD; Coming to DVD 3/8!GREASE LIVE! Now Available on Digital HD; Coming to DVD 3/8!
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Grease is the word! The landmark, live television production of the beloved musical Grease makes its home entertainment debut with GREASE LIVE! now available on Digital HD and coming to DVD March 8, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Camera Magic Behind GREASE: LIVE!STAGE TUBE: Watch the Camera Magic Behind GREASE: LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2016

FOX's GREASE: LIVE was an undeniable hit Sunday night, earning rave reviews, 12.2 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the all-important A18-49 demographic. Much of the success had to do not just with the stars in front of the camera, but the many people behind the scenes. Below, watch a video from Associated director Carrie Havel, showing you an inside look at 'Greased Lightnin.' (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Present FROST/NIXONMaltz Jupiter Theatre to Present FROST/NIXON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

In this presidential election year, nothing is more fitting then to look back at one of the nation's most complicated men ever to have served as leader of the free world. (more...)

Cult Classic H.R. Pufnstuf to Return to TV on Nickelodeon's MUTT & STUFF, 2/15Cult Classic H.R. Pufnstuf to Return to TV on Nickelodeon's MUTT & STUFF, 2/15
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Sid and Marty Krofft's most beloved characters from their cult classic H.R. Pufnstuf return to kids TV for the first time in over 45 years in the Kroffts' latest live-action preschool series, Mutt & Stuff (more...)

Scoop: NCIS: LOS ANGELES on CBS - Monday, February 22, 2016Scoop: NCIS: LOS ANGELES on CBS - Monday, February 22, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on NCIS: LOS ANGELES, airing on CBS on Monday, February 22, 2016! (more...)

Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. Acquires IT Service Business, Computer GalleryAccent Computer Solutions, Inc. Acquires IT Service Business, Computer Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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16th Irish Film Festival to Run 3/10-1316th Irish Film Festival to Run 3/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Irish Film Festival (IFF), Boston presents a riveting lineup of events, screenings and awards at the 16th annual Irish Film Festival, from March 10 through 13 at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA. A complete schedule of events is available at www.irishfilmfestival.com. (more...)

The Friday 5: CFTA's DREAMGIRLS' Leading LadiesThe Friday 5: CFTA's DREAMGIRLS' Leading Ladies
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 12, 2016

Doubtless, there's a lot of hustling, bustling and what-not going on at Murfreesboro's Center For The Arts today as the company prepares for tonight's premiere of the musical extravaganza Dreamgirls. Directed by 2013 First Night Most Promising Actor Matthew Hayes Hunter (who may or may not answer to the name of "Matt" these days), the grand-scale production features four of the loveliest, most talented and mesmerizing leading ladies to be found on any stage, anywhere: Ra'Shaun Simon (playing Deena Jones), Brianna Booker (Lorell Robinson), Brittany Easley (Michelle Morris) and Robbyn "Vyrgo" Daniel, who plays the clarion-voiced Effie Melody White, the part made famous on Broadway by Jennifer Holliday. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRIDE Examines The Expression And Repression Of Love In Two Different Eras And Explores The Progression And Distance Still To Go For Acceptance.BWW Review: THE PRIDE Examines The Expression And Repression Of Love In Two Different Eras And Explores The Progression And Distance Still To Go For Acceptance.
by Jade Kops - Feb 12, 2016

Confronting, heartbreaking, and also hilarious, THE PRIDE draws the audience into two worlds, 50 years apart, highlighting that the horrific denial of love was not such a distant memory and still remains a challenge. (more...)

ole Renews Worldwide Admin Deal with National Film Board of Canadaole Renews Worldwide Admin Deal with National Film Board of Canada
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

ole, the world's fastest growing independent rights management company, has renewed its worldwide administration deal with the National Film Board of Canada (more...)

2015 Nominees for the 51st Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Announced2015 Nominees for the 51st Annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The 51st annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards has announced its 2015 nominees, reflecting a rich realm of theatre talent seen on stages throughout the Western Cape. The glamorous awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, 20 March, at 18:00 at the Baxter Theatre in Cape Town and will personify a fusion of cultures, food and Fleur du Cap win (more...)

NICE Reports 6% Revenue Increase and 17% Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Increase For The Full-Year 2015NICE Reports 6% Revenue Increase and 17% Non-GAAP Earnings Per Share Increase For The Full-Year 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

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BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASEBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASE
by Jeffrey Kare - Feb 10, 2016

Set in 1959, Grease tells the story of ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love in their senior year of high school. (more...)

CFTA's DREAMGIRLS Opening Night Set for Friday 2/12CFTA's DREAMGIRLS Opening Night Set for Friday 2/12
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2016

Dreamgirls – the Tony Award- and Oscar-winning musical by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Tom Eyen – opens at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts this Friday night, running February 12 through Sunday, February 28. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Stage NOW YOU SEE ITNorth Coast Rep to Stage NOW YOU SEE IT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Hasty entrances and exits, jealousy bordering on paranoia, a philandering husband, hypnotism, a spurned lover and a scandalous discovery. Here is classic French farce as only North Coast Rep can do it! NOW YOU SEE IT, written by the French master of the form, Georges Feydeau, in a brilliant translation by British playwright Kenneth McLeish, takes audiences on a dizzying escapade. Furiously fast and clever, this visual and verbal treat is guaranteed to tickle your funny bone. You won't want to miss this hilarious  U.S. premiere. (more...)

FOX Releases Entire Broadcast of GREASE: LIVE - Watch It Now!FOX Releases Entire Broadcast of GREASE: LIVE - Watch It Now!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

In case you missed last night's GREASE: LIVE on FOX or just want to re-live the exciting broadcast, the network has just released the entire show for viewing! (more...)

Like Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTVLike Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTV
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Like greased lightning! CTV's very big January concluded last night with 1.7 million viewers for GREASE: LIVE preliminary overnight data from Numeris reveals, making it the #1 entertainment program Sunday with total viewers and all key demos. The special peaked with 2.37 million viewers, tuning in to Sandy and Danny's dance solo during 'Born To Hand Jive'. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Executive Producer Marc Platt Reveals the Biggest Challenges of the BroadcastGREASE: LIVE Executive Producer Marc Platt Reveals the Biggest Challenges of the Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

FOX's GREASE:LIVE was an undeniable hit last night, earning rave reviews, 12.2 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the all-important A18-49 demographic. Executive producer Marc Platt has a lot to be happy about today, and he spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about his big night. (more...)

Druid Sets 2016 ProgrammeDruid Sets 2016 Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

With the curtain about to go up this evening on Druid's much-loved production of Big Maggie at The Gaiety Theatre, the company announced an exciting programme of work for 2016. Following their recent national and international success with DruidShakespeare (nominated in 10 categories in the forthcoming Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards), the multi Tony Award-winning company revealed an impressive slate of work, cementing their place as Ireland's premier independent touring theatre company at home and on the world stage: (more...)

BWW Shares Our Favorite Theater Stars' Tweets on GREASE: LIVEBWW Shares Our Favorite Theater Stars' Tweets on GREASE: LIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

As America tuned in by the millions to watch last night's broadcast of FOX's GREASE: LIVE, some of our favorite theater stars took to Twitter to share their thoughts and reactions to the latest interpretation of the musical classic. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All the GREASE: LIVE Memorable Performances Here!VIDEO: Watch All the GREASE: LIVE Memorable Performances Here!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Last night FOX presented a systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic live production of GREASE, and we still can't get enough of it. Check out some of the night's most memorable performances below! (more...)

UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The first ratings are in for FOX's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE and from the initial numbers, it appears that viewership was strong. (more...)

Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2016

GREASE: LIVE aired last night Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 on FOX and BWW has the reviews hot off the presses. (more...)

Photo Flash: They Go Together! Cast of GREASE: LIVE Take Their BowsPhoto Flash: They Go Together! Cast of GREASE: LIVE Take Their Bows
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

At the end of last night's GREASE: LIVE on FOX, the talented and hard-working cast took their well-deserved bows during a spectacular outdoor finale. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

Photo Flash: FOX Shares Behind-the-Scenes Pics of GREASE: LIVE Broadcast!Photo Flash: FOX Shares Behind-the-Scenes Pics of GREASE: LIVE Broadcast!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

FOX has shared a slew of behind-the-scenes photos from last night's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE. Check them out below! (more...)

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