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HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS Offers 75 Years of Popular Christmas Music
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

"Home for the Holidays" will fill the Catherine A. Daly Theatre on the Avenue with favorite holiday songs from the 1940s to the present day at the theater, 2656 Biddle in Wyandotte. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 3 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 at the playhouse.  (more...)

Elsevier Announces Updates to Two Virology Books
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of the latest editions of Fenner and White's Medical Virology by Drs. Christopher Burrell, Colin Howard and Frederick Murphy, and Fenner's Veterinary Virology by Drs. N. James MacLachlan and Edward Dubovi. These thoroughly revised books provide comprehensive coverage of viruses in humans and animals for students, researchers, educators, practitioners and public health officials. Elsevier also announced that it has published seven additional titles on virology and microbiology. (more...)

THE GREAT COMET Creator Dave Malloy Will Make His Broadway Debut as Pierre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Dave Malloy, creator of the "intoxicatingly good, rapturous" (Isherwood, NY Times) new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will make his Broadway performing debut in the show this spring, stepping into the role of 'Pierre' for 10 performances across May and June 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Folger Consort's Musical THE SECOND SHEPHERDS' PLAY
by Roger Catlin - Dec 6, 2016

Falstaff had the girth and beard to make for a decent Santa, but Shakespeare never wrote anything close to a Christmas play. (more...)

Meghan Trainor Writes & Performs 'I'm A Lady' For Sony Pictures Animation's SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

'I'm a Lady,' a new song fromthe multi-platinum reigning Grammy Awards Best New Artist Meghan Trainor, will be featured in Sony Pictures Animation'sSmurfs: The Lost Village. The song isperformed & written by Meghan Trainor and produced by Martin Rene, Monsters & Strangers and Meghan Trainor. (more...)

Jason Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society In 'Candles And Carrols'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Jason C. Tramm will conduct the Morris Choral Society as it opens its 2016-17 season with a holiday themed concert at the Bickford Theater, Morristown, New Jersey on December 10 and 11.th Candles and Carrols will feature works by Caldwell and Ivory, Leavitt, Praetorius, Respighi and Whitacre celebrating over three centuries of inspiring and beloved holiday choral music, essentially chronicling the existence of the Morristown settlement dating back to 1715. (more...)

BWW Review: Jane Austen Fans Embrace an Enchanting New MISS BENNET
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 6, 2016

It's the holidays at Pemberley. One might expect lavish decorations, ornate rooms, and a ball to be had any day now. But it's not the eclectic library or drawing room (more Longbourn than Pemberley in style) that stands out in Marin Theatre Company's latest production - although the tree does receive a few pleasant jabs throughout. Playwrights Laura Gunderson and Margot Melcon treat us to a family Christmas in which the Bennet sisters continue to meddle, prattle and all together steal our hearts. (more...)

Special Holiday Show Coming to Birmingham Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

It's the 100th annual Nativity pageant in the town of Goosepatch, Alabama and every young girl in town has got her heart set on playing Mary, and Edie May Tubbins wants to be the Virgin Mother more than anybody! (more...)

Karen Ziemba and More Tapped for KID VICTORY at Vineyard Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce casting for the New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. (more...)

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STAGE TUBE: Natalie Weiss, Nathan Lucrezio and Marty Thomas Get in the Holiday Spirit with 'Mary, Did You Know?'
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

ALADDIN's Nathan Lucrezio just covered the classic Christmas song 'Mary, Did You Know?' with Natalie Weiss (Dear Evan Hansen) and cabaret star Marty Thomas. Get in the holiday spirit with their rendition below! (more...)

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Washington Stage Guild
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 5, 2016

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Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Returns Tonight, Extends Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The encore engagement of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play opens tonight at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, has extended the encore engagement of the production through December 29.   (more...)

Comcast NBCUniversal to Offer Viewing Experience for Those with Visual Disabilities During National Broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Following last year's successful effort to add video description services to NBC's musical production The Wiz Live!, Comcast NBCUniversal will continue its commitment to accessible programming by offering video description with NBC's national broadcast of Hairspray Live! on December 7 at 8pm. (more...)

Scoop: THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW on ABC - Monday, December 19, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, airing on ABC on Monday, December 19, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL ONEALS on ABC - Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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Get all the scoop on THE REAL ONEALS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, December 21, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW on ABC - Thursday, December 22, 2016
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Get all the scoop on THE GREAT AMERICAN BAKING SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, December 22, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: DR. KEN on ABC - Friday, December 23, 2016
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Get all the scoop on DR. KEN, airing on ABC on Friday, December 23, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Last Chance to See THE BODYGUARD in the West End at the Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The international hit musical The Bodyguard starring Beverley Knight reprising the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marronopposite Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron's bodyguard, will complete its run at the Dominion Theatre on 7 January 2017 as previously announced. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Round House
by Roger Catlin - Dec 5, 2016

When every theater company feels compelled to do something Christmas-themed come December, it can lead to either overusing certain titles or creating fluffy trifles. (more...)

Lin- Miranda Miranda Teases Track List for Second HAMILTON Mixtape!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Volume One of the highly anticipated HAMILTON Mixtape was released on Friday, December 2nd on Atlantic Records, but the show's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is already teasing a Volume Two! (more...)

Want Someone to Live Forever? Execute Her; THE JOY Comes to Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Renowned actor-playwright, Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop returns to Reno inThe Joy, a play about pre-First Amendment martyr, Mary Dyer. (more...)

Seize the Day! Tickets for Disney's NEWSIES Now on Sale at a Cinema Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Sideshow Theatre's GIVE IT ALL BACK at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company continues its 2016/17 Season with the wry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK by artistic associate Calamity West, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons, playing now through December 18, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a fresh look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

American Repertory Theater to Stage TRANS SCRIPTS, PART I: THE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, written by Paul Lucas and directed by Jo Bonney. Performances begin on Thursday, January 19 and run through Sunday, February 5 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Firehouse Theatre Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Come be a part of a live 1940's studio audience, as an ensemble of actors bring dozens of characters to life on the radio - to tell the story of George Bailey in this beloved American holiday classic!  It's A Wonderful Life the Radio Play directed by Derek Whitener (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mary Poppins, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Billy Elliot) and Musical direction and original composition by Scott A. Eckert.  (more...)

Scoop: THE YOUNG POPE on HBO on NBC - Sunday, January 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE YOUNG POPE on HBO, airing on NBC on Sunday, January 15, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Tougher Than The Rest' Episode of ONCE UPON A TIME
by - Dec 5, 2016

This March, the next chapter of ONCE UPON A TIME will be the most epic yet as the forces of magic, romance, danger, and hope collide along with spell-binding surprises. (more...)

BWW Review: Book Passage for MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESS
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 5, 2016

The Gold Dust Orphans' 2016 Christmas show features "The World's Foremost Drag Detective" Shirley Holmes and her sidekick Dr. Jody Watley attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths in Ryan Landry's MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESS. Directed by Larry Coen, it has an impressive roster of veterans and newcomers playing all of your favorite fictional Christmas characters, and a cameo appearance by Rhoda, the dog. Scott Martino's costumes are to-die-for, and Meredith Langton and the GlitterPuss Dancers kick up a (snow)storm. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Welcomes Five More Schools to Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has launched its second year of outreach to local schools under a two-year, $100,000 grant from Disney by selecting five elementary schools in Oakland and Richmond to participate in after-school musical theatre education. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Stages Bay Area Premiere of Amy Herzog's BELLEVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Custom Made Theatre Company opens 2017 with the Bay Area Premiere of Belleville, by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Herzog.  The thriller is directed by M. Graham Smith.  It runs January 4-28 at Custom Made Theatre, 533 Sutter Street in San Francisco. (more...)

CATCO Announces Appointment of New Apprentices
by Amanda Etchison - Dec 5, 2016

Five new faces are joining the CATCO family for the 2016-17 season. The Columbus-based professional Equity theater company announced via press release the appointment of five new apprentices, many of whom hail from Ohio universities. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's startingly relevant Depression-era play  opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on January 12. Director Rachel Walshe (Grizzly Mama, Marie Antoinette) directs a cast of Gamm veteran actors and newcomers, including local high school students, in an emotional journey exploring the power of a lie and the nature of public shaming. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Kicks off the New Year with World Premiere of MARCUS/EMMA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

What does it mean to be radical? InterAct Theatre Company presents a vision of two of America's wildest activist leaders, Marcus Garvey and Emma Goldman, in Mary Tuomanen's poignant, twisted, and darkly funny MARCUS/EMMA.  This gripping play could not be more relevant, challenging the audience to relate Garvey's and Goldman's subversive ideas surrounding tensions of race, gender, sexuality, culture, capitalism and socialism to our current political climate.  Tuomanen's voice is fresh and exciting -- a luminary in Philadelphia's arts scene, she was recently rated Best Theatre Talent 2015, by Philadelphia Magazine. (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for David Ives's THE LIAR at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company will present the comedy THE LIAR by David Ives, adapted from the play Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille, and directed by Michael Kahn, beginning previews Wednesday, January 11 at CSC (136 East 13th Street).  THE LIAR will have its official press opening Thursday, January 26 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, February 26.  (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Gallery Players' 13: THE MUSICAL Brings Back All Painful Awkwardness of Middle School
by Paul Batterson - Dec 5, 2016

Ahhh, the joys of middle school: three years of bad skin, Mrs. Goldsmith's English class, bullies, popularity contests, and enough deep, emotional scars to fill therapists' offices for years to come. The Gallery Players production of 13: THE MUSICAL, the witty and at times painfully accurate depiction of that delightful time right before high school, is dead on the money. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Justin Bieber Makes Big Announcement on Today's ELLEN!
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

During his 26th appearance on Ellen's show, Justin Bieber discussed life on tour, dating, and shared a big announcement! Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 4, 2016

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Omaha Community Playhouse Announces New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) and its Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Omahan Katie Broman has accepted the position of executive director of the Playhouse. After a national search, Broman has been chosen to fill the position in early January 2017. She will work with current OCP President Tim Schmad before his retirement on January 31, 2017. Omaha Community Playhouse is the nation's largest community theatre and is currently in its 92nd season, producing nine regular season productions each year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Arrivals at Screening of Dramatists Guild Fund's THE LEGACY PROJECT VOLUME III
by Walter McBride - Dec 4, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the arrivals of the artists and guests! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dramatists Guild Fund Presentation of THE LEGACY PROJECT VOLUME III
by Walter McBride - Dec 4, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND, Birmingham Rep, 29 November 2016
by Emma Cann - Dec 4, 2016

Originally commissioned by the National Theatre two years ago, Bryony Lavery's adaptation of Treasure Island swings into the Birmingham Rep for a lengthy Christmas run. This classic tale of adventure, buried treasure and dastardly pirates follows Jim Hawkins on a voyage to find the lost treasure of Captain Flint, with her friends Doctor Livesey and Squire Trelawney. When the unwitting squire hires a crew of undercover pirates, led by Long John Silver, the treasure hunt becomes a fight for survival.  (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society CHORUS AND CARROLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Jason C. Tramm To Conduct Morris Choral Society "Candles And Carrols" with special guests soprano Andrea DelGiudice, Japanese soprano, Mizuho Takeshita and tenor Theodore Chletsos in Ottorino Respighi's "Lauda Per La Nativita Del Signore' December 10 -11th At The Bickford Theatre (more...)

Alex Newell Joins Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Concert Starring Shoshana Bean and Morgan James
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Morgan James, Richard Amelius and Torya Beard present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, featuring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked) and Big Beat Records recording artist Alex Newell (Glee). The one- night-only female-centered concert of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius (Time Between Us, Empty City), with musical direction by Julie McBride (Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland). A cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by an all-female band. Full cast to be announced. (more...)

Photo Flash: FROZEN Receives a Special Visit, KING AND I Gets Merry, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's edition features the King and I tour dusting off their holiday spirit, a special Pixar visit for the cast of Frozen at Disneyland, and more! (more...)

The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of all women-identified playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

City Lights Launches LIGHTS UP! A Three-Day Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Mark your calendars: City Lights is planning a new festival of fresh theater for April 28-30, 2017. 'Lights Up! Three Days of New Plays' will introduce theatergoers to exciting new voices in the Bay Area playwriting scene, presenting full-length and one-act plays, and a series of shorts. (more...)

George Bailey Lassos Juneau This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Perseverance Theatre actor-in-residence James Sullivan loves It's a Wonderful Life so much he will do it all for you-every character and all your favorite scenes. It's one of those films that becomes a part of you. You watched it every year as a kid; lines bubble up when you least expect it-"Susu's petals," "no man is a failure who has friends," "Atta boy, Clarence!" Revel with your friends and neighbors in this generations-old story that magically remains part of our collective imagination.??????? (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...)

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