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BWW Exclusive: Dame Judi Dench Discusses Shakespeare, Her Passion, CATS, Potential Broadway Return
by Matt Tamanini - May 27, 2016

Only some are able to ever identify their specific passion, far fewer are able to achieve, and only a select handful are able to make their passion their life's work; Judi Dench is one of those few. When I asked her why, despite a career spanning more than five and a half decades, and nearly every major acting award the world over, she continues to return to the plays of William Shakespeare, in a tone exceedingly gentle, yet slightly dismayed that the question need even be asked, she said, 'Cause that's my passion, Matt.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'MAME', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

Gannon, Smith Star in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at ACCC
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Savannah Gannon and Mary Ellen Smith star in Arts Center of Cannon County's Always Patsy Cline, the award-winning play by Nashville's own Ted Swindley, running June 3-18 in Woodbury. (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...)

Lady Antebellum & More Set for This Year's Country Summer Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

In its third year, Country Summer, Northern California's biggest country music festival, is June 3 to 5 at Sonoma County Event Center at the Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road (more...)

Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith to Receive Inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at Illuminate Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Honorable Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema and founder of the culturally, racially and spiritually diverse trans-demoninational Agape International Spiritual Center, will receive the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award at the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival following the world premiere of Love, Sweat and Tears at 7 p.m. on June 3 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Jackob G. Hofmann's A PERSISTENT MEMORY Begins Tonight at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?Mary J. Davis / MBL Productions will present the World Premiere of A Persistent Memory by Jackob G. Hofmann, directed by Jessi D. Hill.  A Persistent Memory will begin performances on Friday, May 27th and celebrate its opening night on Wednesday, June 1st running through June 19th, 2016 at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $49.50 and can be purchased by visiting Telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Christy Altomare, Derek Klena & More in World Premiere of ANASTASIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The world premiere of the new musical ANASTASIA, starring Christy Altomare and Derek Klena, opens tonight, May 27 at Hartford Stage. The show plays through June 19. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Charlotte d'Amboise Will Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise in a special return engagement as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, June 6. One of the most celebrated members of the worldwide Chicago family, d'Amboise holds the record for having played Roxie Hart more than any other actress in the history of the production -- more than 2,500 performances on Broadway and the road combined to date. (more...)

The Orpheum Theatre Announces the Winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

On Thursday, May 26, 2016 The Orpheum Theatre announced the winners of the 2016 High School Musical Theatre Awards show. (more...)

Angela Lansbury & More Celebrate MAME's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'MAME', starring Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago! Last evening Thursday, May 26th, members of that company gathered for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's. (more...)

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Announces the Winners of the BOBBY G AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts announces the 2016 recipients for The Bobby G Awards, a regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Charlotte Movizzoand Curtis Salinger, the 2016 Bobby G Award recipients of the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, progress to represent Colorado atThe National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Charlotte Movizzo played Charity Hope Valentine in Ponderosa High School's production of Sweet Charity. Curtis Salinger played Emmett Forrest in Durango High School's production of Legally Blonde. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jaime Camil as CHICAGO's Billy Flynn!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Check out a first look at Camil in costume below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Chance of a Lifetime: Singing with Kristin Chenoweth
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - May 27, 2016

Imagine: your childhood hero, the woman who coined one of your 8-year-old self's favorite songs, holding your hand in front of hundreds of people, the renowned Phoenix Symphony gushing in gorgeous melodies behind you. You are surrounded by your friends and classmates, and bowing in front of an ocean of applauding strangers. No, this is not a dream. This was very much reality. Last weekend I had the opportunity of performing backup vocals with fifteen of my classmates at Arizona State University, for Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth.  (more...)

Student Roundup: Top 10 Student Bloggers Around Our Broadway World!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 27, 2016

We have so many new student bloggers around our Broadway World! From Los Angeles to Nashville to NYC and even in New Zealand, we feature talented students who are involved in their school productions on a college, high school, and even elementary school level. Below, we round up our Top 10 student bloggers! (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?The Kennedy Center today announced R&B singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. will replace Michael Buble as the headline talent for its upcoming Spring Gala, How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Due to required vocal cord surgery, Buble has withdrawn from this performance. (more...)

5TH ANNUAL BLUMEY AWARDS: Recognizes Excellence in High School Theater
by Quinn Austin - May 27, 2016

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BWW Review: TINY PLAYS FOR IRELAND AND AMERICA for the IRELAND 100 Festival
by Hannah Menchhoff - May 27, 2016

A show with a lot of potential needed more time. (more...)

AT&T California And Statewide Electric Vehicle Collaborative Kick Off A Series Of Summer Ride-And-Drive Education Events To Help California Reach 250,000 EV Milestone
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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BWW TV Exclusive: Merri Sugarman, CSA Auditions for LES MISERABLES' Fantine on TURNING THE TABLES!
by Turning the Tables - May 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch as Merri Sugarman auditions for Fantine in Les Miserables! (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Comes To Circle Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013).  (more...)

Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Saturday, June 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Saturday, June 11, 2016! (more...)

FORAGERS in Chelsea for Memorial Day Brunch
by Marina Kennedy - May 26, 2016

Foragers in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City will be serving a Memorial Day brunch on Monday, 5/30 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm. (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD) in Glen Ellyn, is pleased to announce the 2016 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. Programming runs July 14-Aug. 26 and includes a Friday evening Pop Music Series, a Thursday evening Jazz Concert Series and Thursday evening Family Movie Series. Parking is always free. (more...)

Attorney James P. Robinson Examines Formal Business Structures
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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CADsoft Consulting Launches New Website
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Chris Hoch, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in WAR PAINT at the Goodman; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces the full company for War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. As previously announced, John Dossett portrays Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing manager, and Douglas Sills portrays Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. Completing the cast of the world premiere production are Mary Ernster, Leslie Donna Flesner,David Girolmo, Joanna Glushak, Chris Hoch, Mary Claire King, Steffanie Leigh, Erik Liberman, Barbara Marineau, Stephanie Jae Park and Angel Reda. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO's Next Leading Man, Jaime Camil, Meets the Press!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil steps into the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel - check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Magloire to Present New Chamber Ballet, 6/17-18
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Miro Magloire announces performances of his New Chamber Ballet, featuring the world premiere of Constantine Baecher'sLost & Found, and Magloire's complete version of Ravel'd, a fast-paced trio set to Ravel's Sonata for violin and piano, # 2. (more...)

John Grade's VIEW FROM UP HERE On Display at the Anchorage Museum, Thru 10/2
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

In View From Up Here, the new exhibition at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska, conceptual artist John Grade explores sculptural forms based on Japanese fishing floats. For the past century, floats made of thick, hand-blown glass have traveled to the Arctic coast from Asian waters, buoyed by harsh, ocean currents. They can get trapped in sea ice for decades, ultimately washing up on the Alaskan shoreline -- often in pristine condition. Grade created his own versions of blown glass forms, many of which are encased in a wood exoskeleton inspired by other organic, ocean bound elements.   (more...)

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Begins This Weekend as Part of Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

A Woman of No Importance, Oscar Wilde's stylish comedy that exposes the cynicism and hypocrisy that underlies high "society", begins previews Sunday, May 29 at the Festival Theatre. This dangerous drama, directed by Eda Holmes, is the fourth major Wilde play to be presented under Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell's tenure - completing Wilde's brilliant, scalpel-like study of the world around him. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Tomé Cousin
by Barnett Serchuk - May 26, 2016

Tome Cousin is an interdisciplinary artist who has molded an award winning international career that includes collaboration and performance on Broadway, television, film, dance, theater, music, photography, and literature. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Dance History and Choreography and a Masters of Fine Art in New Media Art and Performance. He is an Associate Professor of Dance at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama. (more...)

BWW Interview: Wendy Worthington is Madame Morrible in WICKED
by Heidi Scheuermann - May 26, 2016

The wildly popular show about the witches from Oz is returning to New Orleans for the third time in recent years to share the magic!  WICKED, a musical adaptation of the book by Gregory Maguire, tells the story of two young girls who meet at Shiz University, and go on an adventure that will lead them to become Glinda the Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.  If you grew up with THE WIZARD OF OZ, you're going to love WICKED.  Think of it as a behind the scenes look at everything that took place before Dorothy and her little dog too were dropped into the Emerald City. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ilana Levine Dishes Little Known Facts About Her New Podcast
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 26, 2016

Little Known Facts is a podcast hosted by stage and film actress, Ilana Levine, best known for her role of Lucy in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN.  With her unique style of hosting, best described as "Podcast Verite,' actress Ilana Levine gives her listeners access to conversations with today's most fascinating celebrities -- with her raw, honest and hilarious interviews. (more...)

CBS's FACE THE NATION Delivers Largest Audience in At Least 28 Years
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

CBS News' FACE THE NATION finished the 2015-2016 television season with its largest audience in at least 28 years and as the #1 Sunday morning public affairs program for the fourth consecutive year (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present SISTER ACT, 6/17-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?The final musical in the Playhouse on the Square 2015 - 2016 season is Sister Act! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put into protective custody in a convent! The New York Times cries "when the wimples start quivering, the pinched mouths break into sunbeam smiles, and the nuns start rocking to raise the gothic rafters, all's right in the kingdom of musical comedy." Based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, Sister Act is filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

bergenPAC to Host An Evening With Peter and Paul, 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

?Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents An Evening With Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, Peter and Paul of "Peter, Paul, and Mary"-Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform with the Baltimore Symphony, 6/2-5
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

N'Kenge, symphony siren and Broadway Diva (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim on Sondheim), is back with Master Pops conductor Jack Everly in "HairSpray : In Concert" at the Baltimore Symphony, Thursday-June 2,2016- 8pm at the Strathmore Theatre, Friday-June 3rd,2016-8pm at the Meyeroff Theatre, Saturday June 4th- 3pm and 8pm at the Meyerhoff, and Sunday-June 5th, 2016- 3pm at the Meyerhoff Hall.  (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Now Booking in the West End Into 2017!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

With 315 hours of rehearsals now complete; 68 tonnes of scenery hung at the Prince Edward Theatre; and 337 custom-designed, hand-made costumes created from over 1,225 varieties of fabric, adorned with millions of Swarovski crystals, Disney's new musical Aladdin will begin previews in the West End tonight. (more...)

BWW TV: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn, Jaime Camil, on Stepping Into Broadway's Long-Running Hit
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel, and BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand. Below, find out what the Latin superstar had to say about joining the production, returning to Broadway and more! (more...)

BWW Preview: Take it Outdoors with AL FRESCO DINING in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - May 25, 2016

Check out our top 10 list for al fresco dining in New York City. There's something for everyone on our list. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 17th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 17th Annual MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, running July 16 - August 7, 2016 at The WORKSHOP'S MAIN STAGE & JEWEL BOX, 312 W 36TH STREET. (more...)

Photo Flash: 2016 Kaufman Music Center Gala Brings Together Artists, Musicians, & Philanthropists to Celebrate Music, Theatre & Dance
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On Tuesday, May 24, philanthropists, artists, musicians and others gathered together at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square to celebrate music, theatre and dance, and recognize community members who have made exceptional contributions to the world of music education at the 2016 Kaufman Music Center (KMC) Gala. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

Hudson Village Theatre to Present THE LADIES FOURSOME, 6/22-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

HVT (Hudson Village Theatre) presents The Ladies Foursome, from Canada's well-loved and prolific playwright, Norm Foster. An instant hit when it debuted at the Upper Canada Village Playhouse in July of 2014, this 'hijinks on the links' comedy, running from June 22 to July 10, is directed by Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre's Co-founder and Co-artistic Director, Alison Darcy. (more...)

Writers on a New England Stage to Welcome GRUNT Author Mary Roach, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On Thursday, June 30, the bestselling author of Packing for Mars, Stiff, and Gulp will take the stage at The Music Hall to present her new work, GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War. Author Mary Roach will explore the curious science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Michael Arden has just concluded a weeklong research and development session led by Broadway and television star Tituss Burgess, Tony Award-winners Steve Kazee and Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Tony Award-nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), in advance of a new production of the Stephen Sondheim masterwork Merrily We Roll Along, set to hit the stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts November 22, 2016 through December 18, 2016. Casting for the fall production will be announced at a later date. Check out photos from the session below! (more...)

Theatre in the Park Opens 2016 Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The musical CABARET, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Finalists Announced for the Fourth Annual Bobby G Awards; Ceremony to Take Place, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Finalists for the fourth annual Bobby G Awards were released this afternoon. The awards program, which culminates in a Tony Awards-style ceremony and performance on May 26 at the Buell Theatre, celebrates outstanding achievement in high-school musical theatre in Colorado. This year the program was expanded to include 40 schools across Colorado, up from 30 the year before. (more...)

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