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A musical celebration that chronicles the birth of rock 'n' roll, Memphis follows a deejay who dared to play the music of black and white America together.

BAD THEATRE FEST Celebrates 5 Years and Moves to Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bad Theater Fest, created as a supportive, fun and open environment for artists to present anything weird, different or unique has announced their lineup of dramatic short plays, comedy show, dance, musical theater and storytelling performances. As part of their 5th year celebration Bad Theater Fest moves to a Brooklyn venue: St. Paul's Upstairs Theater, 334 S. 5th St. (between Rodney and Keap St.), Brooklyn, NY, 11211. The festival takes place Tuesday through Saturday, November 1 - 5, 2016 with multiple performances each evening. Tickets are $15 and will be available soon at badtheaterfest.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin James' Action Comedy TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN, Coming to Netflix
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Today, Netflix releases the trailer and key art for the Kevin James starring original film TRUE MEMOIRS OF AN INTERNATIONAL ASSASSIN, premiering on Friday, November 11 to members worldwide. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mother-Daughter Bonding Gone Wrong! Watch the New Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show! (more...)

Meet THE ADDAMS FAMILY of Athens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This weekend will be the first of Athens Theatre's run of 'The Addams Family: A New Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons they're so proud of the show: their cast! On Friday, September 30, the audience can join the company for their traditional - and  free! - Opening Night champagne toast. Sparkling cider will be available for those who are underage. (more...)

Tyne Daly, Billy Porter, Bebe Neuwirth, Sierra Boggess and More Slated for Drama League's 2016 Gala Honoring David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Drama League has announced the roster of special guest performers for the 33rd Annual Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

ATWEC Technologies Provides Corporate Update
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Orpheum Family Series to Begin Next Month with CELESTE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre Group's 2016-2017 Family Series begins with Celeste on Friday, October 28th at 6:30 PM at the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre's Production of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Playing Through October 9th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The 2005 Tony Award Winner for "Best Musical," Monty Python's Monty Python's SPAMALOT is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their bumbling quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, a bevy of beautiful show girls, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences eat up MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT … and coming back for seconds. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour to Premiere in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tickets for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O'Brien are on sale now! This lavish new production will make its San Diego premiere November 15-20 at the San Diego Civic Theatre as part of Broadway San Diego's 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first glimpse at the artwork for the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: How Do You Become a Producer? The Producers of the North American Premiere of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Explain
by Charles Shubow - Sep 27, 2016

Jay and Cindy Gutterman bring a new comedy to the Wilmington Theatre Company in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson Featured in Tonight's Episode of BULL
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

HAMILTON star Christopher Jackson is featured in tonight's episode of the new CBS drama series BULL, titled 'The Woman in 8D.' In the episode, Dr. Bull and his Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) team must formulate a new defense strategy when they discover the jury has a subconscious gender bias toward their client (more...)

Mitch Greenberg, Erika LaVonn and More Set for Premiere Stages' MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT Benefit Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Premiere Stages at Kean University will host an exclusive benefit performance of the 2015/2016 Liberty Live Commission, My Lord, What a Night by Deborah Brevoort, at Liberty Hall Museum on Friday, October 14. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN'S Courtney Reed Takes Us Behind 'These Palace Walls' in New Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 27, 2016

Shining, shimmering inspiration! Explore beyond the palace walls with Aladdin the Musical's Courtney Reed. (more...)

Opera on Tap to Present World's First Virtual Reality Episodic Horror Opera THE PARKSVILLE MURDERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Opera on Tap has announced its most innovative project yet: an episodic horror opera created for Virtual Reality, entitled The Parksville Murders. (more...)

LaChanze, Adriane Lenox, Chuck Cooper and More Set for Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Series BC/EFA Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

On Monday, October 10 at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), Lee Summers' Just A Piano Concert Series is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in a Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS with ten Broadway Performers, representing each year. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Opens 2016-17 Season with Four-Time Tony Award-Winning Musical MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2016-2017 season with Broadway's smash hit musical Memphis, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 21 - November 6.  The winner of four Tony Awards, including 'Best Musical,' 'Best Original Score,' 'Best Book' and 'Best Orchestrations,'  is filled with roof-raising Rock & Roll, high-octane dancing, and an extraordinary tale of fame and forbidden love that sparked a cultural revolution.   (more...)

EdR Announces Leasing Results for 2016-2017 Lease Term
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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Auto Parts: How Small Online Retailers Can Compete and Thrive in a World of Giants
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

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COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

Celtic Woman Announces 2017 North American Tour & New Album 'Voices of Angels'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Multi-platinum international music sensation, Celtic Woman, are returning with a brand new live show, 'Voices Of Angels' for an extensive North American tour in Spring 2017. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

TV: Watch The Opening Number of Broadway Bound COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present the opening number from the Broadway bound musical Come From Away. The performance was recorded today in Toronto at the annual Mirvish season launch event, and features the entire Washington  cast! Check out the video below! (more...)

Scoop: SHARK TANK on ABC - Friday, October 14, 2016
by - Sep 26, 2016

Get all the scoop on SHARK TANK, airing on ABC on Friday, October 14, 2016! (more...)

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre Present THE TOXIC AVENGER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre is thrilled present the regional premiere of the 2009 Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best Off-Broadway Musical, The Toxic Avenger, running October 7th through October 23rd. Based on the campy cult classic movie and featuring a wailing rock score, The Toxic Avenger is written by the award-winning duo behind the hit musical Memphis, with book and lyrics by Broadway veteran Jo DiPeitro and music and lyrics by David Bryan. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JERSEY BOYS in Manila; Show Runs Thru Oct. 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) production of Broadway and West End smash musical JERSEY BOYS 'opened to a thunderous standing ovation on Friday at the Meralco Theatre. JERSEY BOYS is fashioned like a behind-the-scenes documentary, using the four seasons--winter, spring, summer, fall--as a device to neatly tell the story of the group's rise and fall--and subsequent rise.' -ABS-CBNNews.com (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Georgia Ensemble Theatre's GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, opens its 24th Season with the Southeastern premiere of Ghost The Musical at the Theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Performances have limited run dates for three weeks only from September 15th  through October 2nd,  2016, Wednesdays through Sundays.  GET's Co-founder and Artistic Director Robert Farley will direct the production. Sponsor for this blockbuster show is longtime GET corporate partner, Macy's. (more...)

The ROCKETBOYS Announce New Song and Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Texas indie rock band The Rocketboys release their newest song "You and Everyone Else" today at all digital retail outlets. The song is the first new music the band has released from their as yet untitled forthcoming full-length, due out in early 2017. Fans can find the track now at Apple Music and on Spotify. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with the Band for the Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Click below to go behind the scenes with the band at Ford's Theatre! (more...)

Sting to Attend THE LAST SHIP Regional Premiere Tonight in Utah
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company is hosting world-renowned musical icon, Sting, author of their production of THE LAST SHIP, in the audience for tonight's performance. (more...)

Future Productions Planned for New Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES Following Goodspeed Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A Sign of the Times, the new pop-fueled musical featuring songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the 1960s, recently wrapped up a successful five-week run at Goodspeed's Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. where the show played from July 29 - September 4 to packed houses. News of an upcoming production will be announced. (more...)

American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks to Play the Halloran Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The On Stage at the Halloran Centre series continues with Season 5 American Idol winner TAYLOR HICKS on Saturday, October 29th at 7:30 PM.  This genre-spanning artist and platinum entertainer is no stranger to the Bluff City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hilarious #TBT! Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Plays '90s Aladdin Video Game
by Stage Tube - Sep 22, 2016

The cast of Aladdin experienced some major nostalgia (and laughs) when they played the iconic 16-bit Aladdin video game from the '90s - check out their Throwback Thursday moment in the video below, then download the game to try it yourself! (more...)

Cherry Creek Theatre Company THE LAST ROMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

A crush can make anyone feel young again - even a widower named Ralph. On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk…one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol. Defying Carol's reticence - and his lonely sister's jealousy - Ralph embarks on the trip of a lifetime, and regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. The Last Romance is a heart-warming comedy about the transformational power of love. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season opens with Broadway's thrilling new mystery, THE OTHER PLACE. Written by Sharr White and directed by Dan Olmstead, the production begins with previews onOctober 4th, opens October 6th and continues through October 30th. (more...)

Theatre Memphis Hires New Staff Member
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Justin Dowdy has been added to the staff of Theatre Memphis recently as the Assistant Technical Director. Originally from New Castle, Virginia, Dowdy comes to the Theatre Memphis position from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he served as the designer and actor supervisor for Ripley's Entertainment "Haunted Adventure." (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Miller Theatre to Open Jazz Series with Vijay Iyer Trio
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts opens the 2016-17 Jazz series with the Vijay Iyer Trio, featuring Vijay Iyer, piano, Stephan Crump, bass, and Tyshawn Sorey, drums, on Saturday, October 22, 2016, 8:00 p.m. at Miller Theatre (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

The New Colony Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2017 Season, featuring four world premiere productions by four Chicago playwrights. The season kicks off this winter with ensemble member Sean Kelly's fantasy adventure PSYCHONAUT LIBRARIANS, directed by Krissy Vanderwarker. (more...)

ESPN/ABC Announce Week 4 of College Football Schedule
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

ESPN/ABC's college football schedule for week 4 includes No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Clemson and No. 7 Stanford in conference play and two ranked matchups of SEC teams. (more...)

LIBERACE! Re-Dazzles at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Liberace! returns September 30 and runs until October 16, 2016, in the Next Stage at Theatre Memphis as an encore performance of the 2015 summer fundraising hit. Featuring Gary Beard as the title character, this moving and highly entertaining tribute to the performer and musician famous for his charm, glitz, and glamour relives the highs (and lows) of Liberace's prolific life revealing the real person behind the persona. Interwoven with a rollicking piano score spanning classical and popular music from Chopin to "Chopsticks" and Rachmaninoff to Ragtime, this production will have the audiences cheering the life of a unique American icon. (more...)

'Real Housewife' Sonja Morgan to Make Stage Debut in 'SEX TIPS' Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

?Sonja Morgan, star and fan-favorite of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of New York City,' will make her stage debut in New York's longest running comedy Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man for a limited four-week engagement this October. (more...)

Photo Flash: GHOST THE MUSICAL Now Playing at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, opens its 24th Season with the Southeastern premiere of Ghost The Musical at the Theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Performances have limited run dates for three weeks only from September 15th  through October 2nd,  2016, Wednesdays through Sundays.  GET's Co-founder and Artistic Director Robert Farley will direct the production. Sponsor for this blockbuster show is longtime GET corporate partner, Macy's. (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

Red Hot Chili Peppers Announce 2017 North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce the first three legs of their 2017 North American Tour today. The band is touring in support of its 11th studio album, the worldwide No. 1 The Getaway. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGEright's TOXIC AVENGER – Fun but as Solid as Toxic Waste
by Jay Irwin - Sep 19, 2016

There's nothing wrong with a bit of mindless fun at the theater. Some of my happiest memories are sitting in a darkened theater laughing hysterically at Mormons or man eating plants or oversexed puppets. But while the fun in those instances may be base and mindless they were all still backed up by a well crafted and well put together show and that's where "The Toxic Avenger Musical", currently being offered from STAGEright, falls flat. Sure, it's goofy, in your face, over the top fun but appealing to our love of things a little bit gross and repeatedly calling someone a slut cannot replace good writing and pacing. (more...)

Christopher Jackson to Juggle HAMILTON with Role on New CBS Drama Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

As BWW has previously reported, Tony nominated actor and HAMILTON star Christopher Jackson takes on the role of fashion-conscious stylist Chunk Palmer on the new CBS drama BULL, premiering tomorrow night 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Entertains at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 19, 2016

The latest production entertaining audiences at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, New York is the highly entertaining Tony-nominated musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. Featuring the familiar and classic tunes of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins, the rock n' roll musical provides loads of entertainment with a 'whole lotta shakin' going on. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Premieres in Manila, Sept. 23; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

Together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) production of Broadway and West End smash musical JERSEY BOYS will premiere at Meralco Theatre in Pasig City this Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m. JERSEY BOYS is a biographical musical based on the story of the legendary American doo-wop group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. (more...)

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