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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses I LOVE MY WIFE and COLETTE COLLAGE
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 9, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Wife swapping set to music & Lady Holiday throws some shade! (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Head Talks BUFFY and LOVE IN IDLENESS
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2017

Anthony Head's diverse work ranges from popular TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Merlin, Little Britain and Doctor Who to theatre work like Ticking, Six Degrees of Separation and The Rocky Horror Show. He's currently starring as Sir John Fletcher in Rattigan's Love in Idleness at Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Trevor Nunn; the run begins on 10 March. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Actor Paul Kandel
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 5, 2017

Up there, high, high in the lovely apartment in midtown Manhattan, lives the mysterious Paul Kandel. Who is this creature? What is he? How did he come to be there? Hush! Rob and Kevin will tell you as they sit down with the wonderful Mr. Kandel, best known for his role as Uncle Ernie in THE WHO'S TOMMY and as the voice of Clopin in Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.  (more...)

Book Now For LOVE IN IDLENESS In The West End
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Following a sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Terence Rattigan's brilliant comedy Love in Idleness transfers to the Apollo Theatre for 50 performances only. This brand new production marks Trevor Nunn's exciting return to Rattigan's work, following the huge success of Flare Path. Book tickets now from £26 (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's Genius
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 29, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business.This Week: Revisiting an obscure Frank Loesser & praising the genius of Scott Siegel. (more...)

Freddie Jackson's New Album is Sending Out Love Signals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

For urban contemporary listeners and music critics alike; there is no doubt which R&B artists deserve a place among the greatest of all time. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Super-Producer, Barry Weissler
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2017

The words 'Just Do It' should be emblazoned across the office walls of  Tony Award winning producer Barry Weissler. On a beautiful Spring day, Barry invited Rob and Kevin into his offices to discuss his career and how he produced the revivals of CHICAGO, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GREASE and gave power to new shows like THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, FALSETTOS, and WAITRESS. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Defibrillator's Major New Revival of A LIE OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

With their critically acclaimed production of Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate running at the Trafalgar Studios, Defibrillator Artistic Director James Hillier today announces the full casting for their production of Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind. (more...)


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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden Voice
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 22, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The wicked tongue of Bea Arthur & the golden voice of Audra McDonald.  (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT at Candlelight Music Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Mar 21, 2017

After a 3-month hiatus to create a new stage at the 70-year-old barn, Candlelight opens their second season with CAMELOT. Congratulations must be extended to their non-profit board President Tom Hornung and major contributor State Senator Cathy Cloutier who called in all their chips to fund the $300,000.00 project. (more...)

Luke Bryan Comes Face-To-Face With New Madame Tussauds Nashville Wax Figure
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville on April 14, and Luke Bryan teamed up to reveal the country superstar's new wax figure in Time Square on March 1 prior to his sold-out show at Madison Square Garden this evening. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CAMELOT IN CONCERT at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. The production runs this weekend only, Thursday March 2nd, Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th at The Old Town Temecula Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Three-Time Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 19, 2017

The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in THE SECRET GARDEN, SHOW BOAT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MARY POPPINS, and FUN HOME, Rebecca makes a splash on today's episode! (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Presents Staged Reading of WH Auden's Translation of THE KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND TABLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Yes, it's King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Lancelot in Camelot but not as you might expect them. Written in 1937 when Jean Cocteau was emerging from opium addiction, he dreamed Camelot as a barren wasteland. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses COME FROM AWAY and 'Second Act Trouble'
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin invent the Broadway Home Shopping Network! Plus, a new musical and a good read!  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Chuck Cooper
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 13, 2017

It 'Don't Take Too Much' to be excited that Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his forty plus year career onstage in shows like THE LIFE, PASSION, and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. Chuck pulls back the curtain on his career, including how he survived GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, what was so magical about Cy Coleman's hands, and why he was the most musical washer machine you ever saw ! (more...)

VIDEO: Freeform's New Digital Short-Form Series DINNER WITH DAD, Starring Jason Alexander
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

DINNER WITH DAD chronicles a young man's weekly get-together meal with his father. Only what does that look like if your father happens to be Jason Alexander from “Seinfeld”? (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 10th, 2017 - PRESENT LAUGHTER, 'HONEYMOON' in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 10, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: PRESENT LAUGHTER, starring Kevin Kline, begins on Broadway tonight, and Samantha Barks and Arthur Darrell headline HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in London on Sunday! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates a Great Director and a New Book
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 1, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Remembering a great director and celebrating a new book! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Lyricist Lee Adams
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 27, 2017

Because he had a whole lot of livin' to do, Rob and Kevin's time with Tony Award winning lyricist Lee Adams was short but it did make them feel happy and rosy (or Rosie). The 93 year old Adams joined Rob and Kevin on the phone from his home in Briarcliff, NY.  (more...)

Finger Lakes Winery Invests in New Winemaking Equipment
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

When the Missick family purchased Bellangelo Winery in 2011, they purchased an existing, operational winery, but in many ways, had to start from scratch when it came to cellar equipment. With only a couple stainless steel tanks, the family knew it would take heavy investment to acquire the machinery necessary to produce premium wines. No stranger to investing in equipment, for the 2012 vintage, a new de-stemmer, crusher, must pump, tanks from Vance Metal Fabricators in Geneva, NY, and a gently used press were in place. A new robust chilling system, and forklift were also added. In anticipation of the 2017 vintage, the Missick family has made a series bold investments in the future of their wines and their winemaking program. (more...)

Pacific Symphony To Show KING ARTHUR AND THE LEGENDARY DRAGON LAIR At Family Musical Mornings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Journey back in time to the wondrous kingdom of Camelot, where gallant knights and fair damsels rule the land! Pacific Symphony's "Family Musical Mornings" concert-"King Arthur and the Legend of the Dragon's Lair"-is a rollicking ride, full of adventure, heroism, danger and excitement! (more...)

MEMEX Recognized as one of the Strongest Performing Companies on the TSX Venture Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

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Soothplayers to Present COMPLETELY IMPROVISED POTTER Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????From the company that brought you Completely Improvised Shakespeare, Soothplayers proudly present Completely Improvised Potter. They also offer their signature guarantee: laugh or get your money back! (more...)

Hulu Acquires Subscription Streaming Rights to Award-Winning Starz Series BLACK SAILS
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

In a new deal with Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), Hulu has acquired the subscription streaming rights to the hit, STARZ Original series premium cable network drama, BLACK SAILS. (more...)

Times Square Attraction Receives Huge Delivery From Legendary Pictures & Warner Bros' KONG: SKULL ISLAND
by Movies News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Madame Tussauds have partnered with Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures to bring a larger than life KONG: Skull Island experience to the iconic wax attractions in New York and London, complete with an 18-foot high interactive animatronic head of the mythical monster. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Santiago Cabrera to Star in New CBS Suspense Drama SALVATION, Premiering This Summer
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Santiago Cabrera will star in SALVATION, a new suspense drama series that centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a Pentagon official a staggering discovery (more...)

Upcoming CAMELOT IN CONCERT with Symphony Onstage!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Martin Kildare, Amy Gillette and Paul Kehler to Lead The Barn Stage Company's CAMELOT IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

LEGOLAND Parks to Celebrate THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE with Exclusive Special Event in 2017
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Super Hero. Crime-fighter. Master Builder. LEGO Batman is all of those and so much more. With the scene-stealing star of 'The LEGO Movie' returning in his very own, highly anticipated big-screen adventure, 'The LEGO Batman Movie,' from Warner Bros. Picture (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Celebrate Women's History Month with Two New Premieres
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Smithsonian Channel is celebrating Women's History Month with new specials that highlight two of the most courageous and independent-spirited women of their time, both leaving a lasting impression for centuries to follow. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Eric Church Meets Madame Tussauds Nashville Wax Figure Backstage at Sold-out Staples Center Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville next Friday, April 14, debuted its brand-new Eric Church wax figure to the Country music superstar backstage at his sold-out Staples Center show (more...)

ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Unveils Madame Tussauds Nashville Wax Figure
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville on April 14, and two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean, revealed the Country music superstar's first-ever wax figure at the Las Vegas MGM Grand during ACM Awards weekend. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: On New 'Behind the Curtain,' Mark Twain Needs a Melody & Nathan Lane Needs a Nyquil
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 5, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Nathan Lane needs a Nyquil & Mark Twain needs a melody! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Director, Producer, Actor Don Scardino
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 3, 2017

Yes, he has directed some of entertainment's greatest comedians, including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Carrey, BUT its onstage where Don Scardino first made a name for himself. As one of Broadway's most sought after young actors, he appeared in such cult musicals as ANGEL, KING OF HEARTS, and PARK! But, then he donned his directing cap to bring A FEW GOOD MEN, LENNON, and countless others to life!  (more...)

Cast Announced for Alan Ayckbourn's HOUSE and GARDEN at The Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast of Alan Ayckbourn's duo of comedies, House and Garden, two major productions at the heart of the theatre's 50th anniversary celebrations. (more...)

Harry Melling and Jasmine Hyde Star in JAM at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

"They said I was violent. You're the 'victim' - what do you think?" (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 27, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Odd marketing, SNL does theatre, political correctness in musical theatre, Hal Prince tackles racism, and Ethel Merman sings Nirvana. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue Frost
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 24, 2017

Sue Frost is one of the most inspirational producers working on Broadway. In addition to her indefatigable generosity, Sue is one of the theatre's loudest advocates for new musicals. In addition to the Tony Award winning Memphis, Sue also produced MAKE ME A SONG, FIRST DATE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, and one of Behind the Curtain's favorite musicals, this season's COME FROM AWAY. Sue pulls back the curtain on her career, including how a train ride to Washington DC cemented her journey, what was the impetus to produce COME FROM AWAY, and why she refunded 1,506 people in one night! Also, Sue walks us through the process of producing a new musical!  (more...)

Nearly 7,500 Comcast Utah Employees, Friends and Family Volunteer at 14 Schools and Community Organizations across the State on Comcast Cares Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

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New Play by YouTubers Tin Can Brothers THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS Coming This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the newest live show from YouTube comedy group the Tin Can Brothers, THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS. The one-act play follows the adventures of a group of former kid detectives. After 20 years of growing up and apart, they must return to the scene of their greatest unsolved case: the murder of their trusty dog Cluebert. A send-up to classics like Scooby Doo, The Hardy Boys, and Nancy Drew, THE SOLVE IT SQUAD RETURNS puts its own dark, twisted spin on these beloved characters. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 19, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and 'second act'-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 16, 2017

'I had such a great time with those two sessions, I'm wondering if you'd like to do a third. With MISS SAIGON opening in March, I wouldn't mind doing a detailed description about how that show was written. There's a real story there and it's never been told.' (more...)

Trisha Yearwood Meets Trisha Yearwood at Madame Tussauds Nashville Opening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction, opened its newest location at Opry Mills in Nashville today by hosting a celebrity grand opening event where country superstar Trisha Yearwood revealed her first, never-before-seen wax figure. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Four Legends No Longer with Us
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 12, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Celebrating four legends who are no longer with us! Plus, Rob and Kevin recount some of the most bizarre theatre they have ever seen. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita Gillette
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 10, 2017

The Secret Service might make her nervous but it doesn't stop the wonderful Anita Gillette from telling all in this fascinating interview. Anita invited Rob and Kevin over to her apartment to look back on her Broadway credits including GYPSY, ALL-AMERICAN, MR. PRESIDENT, CABARET, and many others.   (more...)

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