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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.

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Merlin was a musical based on a concept by popular illusionist Doug Henning and Barbara De Angelis, written by Richard Levinson and William Link, with music (and incidental music) written by Elmer Bernstein and lyrics by Don Black.

Merlin opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on February 13, 1983 and closed on August 7, 1983 after 199 performances and 69 previews. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and choreographed by Christopher Chadman and Billy Wilson. The cast included Henning as Merlin, Chita Rivera as an evil sorceress and, in supporting roles, newcomer Nathan Lane and a young Christian Slater.

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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016


BWW Preview: Shrek Meets Fantasia in New Take on CINDERELLA at PASA
by Backstage Bunny - May 24, 2016

Cinderella's Makeover, which has its world premiere at Performing Arts San Antonio (PASA) opening June 10, presents a Shrek-like version of the Cinderella story with music from some of the world's greatest classical composers. (more...)

Licensing Rights Now Available for GARFIELD and MAD LIBS Through R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers and Hammerstein, An Imagem Company, has acquired the worldwide licensing rights for the popular kid's musicals GARFIELD, The Musical with Cattitude and MAD LIBS Live! GARFIELD and MAD LIBS join the previously existing TYA (Theater for Young Audiences) Collection of titles including: The Adventures of Pinocchio, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Magical Adventures of Merlin, Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale and Red Riding Hood. (more...)

Rose Art Museum Launches Sam Hunter Emerging Artists Fund
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Christopher Bedford, Henry and Lois Foster Director of The Rose Art Museum, has announced the Sam Hunter Emerging Artists Fund, designed to discover promising artists, and the acquisition of the fund's first work, American painter David Schutter's “MMA 636 a2.” (more...)

Broadway Sound Designer Abe Jacob to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Live Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary theatrical sound designer Abe Jacob will be honored for his pioneering career achievements at the Live Design Awards on Monday, June 13 in New York. Another legendary icon, Chita Rivera, will present the award to Jacob, whom she has known since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO (1975). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Martin Short, Maya Rudolph Star in New NBC Comedy MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

NBC's new comedy series MAYA & MARTY premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m.  From executive producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces for an all-new comedy show (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT Raises the Bar at Downriver Actors Guild
by Anton Anderssen - May 12, 2016

Now on stage at Downriver Actors Guild in Wyandotte is the exuberant musical Camelot. Filled with spectacular color, easy to love tunes, graceful and festive costumes, Camelot has a forbidden love story iconic of the Middle Ages. (more...)

MEMEX Inc. Leadership Recognized Amongst Top 30 Advanced Manufacturing Visionaries
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016


Photo Flash: First Look - Martin Short, Maya Rudolph Star in New NBC Comedy MAYA & MARTY
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

NBC's new comedy series MAYA & MARTY premieres Tuesday, May 31 at 10 p.m.  From executive producer Lorne Michaels, the incomparable Maya Rudolph and Martin Short join forces for an all-new comedy show (more...)

Cast, Contributors Announced for History's Docu-Drama BARBARIANS RISING
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

HISTORY, announced today the cast and contributors for the global eight-part docu-drama, 'Barbarians Rising.' The cast portrays the legendary warriors as they're engaged in one of mankind's most timeless struggles - the fight for freedom. (more...)

Danny Lee Wynter, Tom Varey & Joseph Quinn Lead Jean Genet's DEATHWATCH at the Print Room
by Marianka Swain - Mar 9, 2016

The full cast is announced for the final production in the Coronet's spring season, DEATHWATCH, from April 11 to May 7. This new Print Room production of Jean Genet's powerful and provocative first play, in a translation by David Rudkin, marks its first major revival in almost 30 years. Deathwatch stars Danny Lee Wynter, Joseph Quinn, Tom Varey and Emma Naomi, and is directed by Geraldine Alexander, who received critical acclaim for the direction of her own play, Amygdala, at The Print Room's former space in 2013. The Coronet is also working with playwright David Rudkin on complementary activity around the production. (more...)

Anthony Stewart Head Joins Cast of Freeform Original Series GUILT
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Actor Anthony Stewart Head (“Dominion,” “Merlin,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) has been cast on Freeform's new original series GUILT in a recurring role as James Lahue (more...)

Frank Wildhorn's New CASANOVA Musical to Debut in Vienna Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Vienna's Vereinigte Buhnen Wien (VBW) has announced it will present the world premiere of the musical CASANOVA, from Frank Wildhorn and Don Black. (more...)

Update: ABC Renews Shondaland Dramas, MODERN FAMILY, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. & More
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

As of this afternoon, ABC has begun handing out early renewals for the 2016-17 television season. (more...)

Immersive Multimedia Work IDIOT to Play HERE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Producing Season, HERE presents the Artistic Director production, IDIOT, conceived by writer Robert Lyons (Text) and HERE Artistic Director Kristin Marting (Director, Choreographer), adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky's The Idiot. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, March 28, 2016
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Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Saturday, April 2, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 28, 2016

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Joan Jonas, Charles Atlas, Xiu Xiu & More Set for The Kitchen's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016


DreamWrights to Present YOUNG KING ARTHUR, Opening 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Opening on April 8, DreamWrights Center for Community Arts will be performing Young King Arthur. Written more than a decade ago by DreamWrights' Artistic Director and Playwright-in-Residence, Diane Crews, this was the first production performed in DreamWrights' new black box theatre space in 2006 and now it will be her last before she retires in a few short months. (more...)

'FIDDLER' Cast Member Adam Grupper Featured on LA Theatre Works Audiobook TRADITION!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Who hasn't seen the play or the movie or listened to the music from Fiddler on the Roof? Since it first opened on Broadway in 1964, Fiddler has become beloved around the world for its humor and cultural relevance.  (more...)

Katrina Lenk to Lead Reading of New Musical BEGINNINGS, Featuring Score by Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Michael Cunio (Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp) and Katrina Lenk (Once, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) will lead the first private industry reading of this new musical at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios on Monday, March 28, at 2pm. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Saturday, March 26, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 21, 2016

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Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, March 21, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on LUCIFER , airing on FOX on Monday, March 21, 2016! (more...)

Cast Set for World Premiere of DARKNET at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Potential Difference today announces the world premiere of Darknet, a new play by Rose Lewenstein. Russell Bender directs Robin Berry as Steve/Mitch, Greer Dale-Foulkes as Candy, Jim English as Jamie, Naveed Khan as Gary/John, Ella McLoughlin as Kyla, Gyuri Sarossy as Allen, Rosie Thomson as Stacey. Darknet opens at Southwark Playhouse on 18 April, with previews from 14 April, and runs until 7 May 2016. (more...)

Arizona Artists to Create Awards for 2016 Governor's Arts Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Artists from Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Tempe, Tucson and the Hopi Nation have been chosen by Arizona Citizens for the Arts to create awards for winners at the 35th annual Governor's Arts Awards, Wednesday, March 23 at the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N. 3rd St. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Some Want Him Dead on Next Episode of A&E's DAMIEN
by - Mar 16, 2016

Below, check out a promo for the next episode of DAMIEN, airing Monday, March 21st on A&E. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Priest Walks Into a Bar' Episode of LUCIFER
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

On the next episode of the new FOX series LUCIFER titled 'A Priest Walks into a Bar' , a priest seeks out Lucifer's help when he suspects an underground drug operation has set up shop at a neighborhood youth center. (more...)

CeBIT Premiere: New App-Based, CRM-Cloud Solutions for Small Companies
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016


Super Channel Original Series SLASHER to Premiere 4/1
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Super Channel, Canada's only national English pay television network, is pleased to announce that SLASHER, an eight-episode psychological thriller from Shaftesbury, will tear up Canadian television screens, on Friday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET (SC4). (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016


4Net Software, Inc. Announces Investment by Affiliates of Ancora Advisors, LLC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016


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by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016


VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Temptress' Episode of A&E's DAMIEN
by - Apr 6, 2016

See what’s to come on the next new episode of DAMIEN titled 'Temptress.' The episode airs Monday, April 11th 10/9c on A&E following 'Bates Motel.' (more...)

Taye Diggs to Host Hypnotizing Comedy Game Show YOU'RE BACK IN THE ROOM on FOX
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Taye Diggs ('The Best Man Holiday') will host YOU'RE BACK IN THE ROOM (working title), the new eight-episode one-hour hypnotic comedy game show. Additionally, award-winning hypnotist Keith Barry, who stars in the original U.K. show, will join as resident hypnotist. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The PBS summer schedule offers comprehensive election coverage, as well as specially themed programs around the 31st Olympiad in August 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short and Emmy Award-winner Derek Hough have joined the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers to Debut Spring Festival of Shows, 5/27-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the culmination of their training session and this spring is no exception. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 to the Little Theater with their annual Spring Festival of Shows May 27 through June 5.  This year's festival features a variety of musical favorites to entertain audiences of all ages.  Hailed as a "state treasure" by Peter Filichia of the Star Ledger and bringing in youth from Morris, Warren, Hunterdon and Sussex counties, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performance Workshop is one of the few young actor training programs in the country that combines formal training with practical application. (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT - Royally Entertaining
by Lynn Beaver - Apr 27, 2016

CAMELOT by Lerner and Loewe, currently playing at the Georgetown Palace Theatre is certainly a bright, shining moment on stage. (more...)

MEMEX Launches MERLIN OPTime -- a FREE Real-Time Dashboard for Manufacturing Analytics
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016


Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, April 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on LUCIFER , airing on FOX on Monday, April 25, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Take Me Back to Hell' Season Finale of LUCIFER
by - Apr 21, 2016

On the next episode of LUCIFER on FOX titled "Take Me Back To Hell" (Season Finale), when Lucifer is framed for murder, he and Chloe must work together to clear his name and prove the identity of the true killer. (more...)

Birmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

One of the most highly acclaimed new play of the last decade, THE FATHER, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May, with Olivier Award Best Actor winner, Kenneth Cranham recreating his West End role direct from a celebrated second London run. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A hero's journey tale based on the legendary character Merlin, 'The Last True Merlin of Britain: A Memoir' (published by iUniverse) traverses the British Isles in the late 5th and early 6th centuries. When the current iteration of Merlin suffers betrayal at the hands of one of his pupils, he vanishes, embarking on a final voyage that takes him to the shores of a new continent. (more...)

Scoop: LUTHER on FOX - Monday, April 18, 2016
by - Apr 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on LUTHER, airing on FOX on Monday, April 18, 2016! (more...)

Free Online Collaboration Platform for Independent Film and Games Industry
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016


Calidore String Quartet Makes Carnegie Hall Debut on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

The acclaimed Calidore String Quartet caps their artistic residency at Stony Brook University with a Carnegie Hall debut performance on Tuesday, May 10th at 8 p.m. in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. The concert propels the quartet into their next high-profile residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II, slated to begin in the 2016 fall concert season. CSQ is the first North American ensemble to be awarded the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni fellowship. This Carnegie recital will feature string quartet works by masterful composers, including two late works by Mozart and Mendelssohn - Mozart's String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 and Mendelssohn's String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 - and an early yet radical chamber work by Hindemith, String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22. Tickets start at $35 and are available via CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, at the box office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue or online at (more...)

6th Annual Bayou 'n Brooklyn Music Festival Set for 5/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Bayou 'n Brooklyn and Jalopy Theatre bring local talent together with an amazing line-up of Louisiana musicians for three full days of music, dance, workshops, community jam sessions, and food in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Louisiana-born Courtney Granger and Blake Miller are this year's headliners, and to welcome back long time supporter of the festival, Jesse Lege. Also in this year's line-up are Amelia Biere and Darren Wallace. The celebration kicks off with dance hall bands on Friday May 13, 2016 at 8pm, and the party continues until late Sunday night May 15, 2016. This three-day festival takes place at Jalopy Music Theatre (315 Columbia Street, Between Hamilton & Woodhull, Brooklyn, NY 11231). Three-day Weekend Passes are available for $60, and attendees may participate in music workshops in guitar, Cajun Song, Country Song, Cajun fiddle, Cajun accordion and bass for $30 each. Admission for day passes ranges from $25 to $35. For more information and to purchase workshop tickets, visit (more...)

Rupert Young Leads Cast of George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2016

Casting has been announced for George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at the Orange Tree Theatre. Rupert Young (High Society at the Old Vic, Sir Leon in BBC's Merlin) plays Leonard Charteris, the philanderer of the title. He's joined by Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, April 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on LUCIFER , airing on FOX on Monday, April 11, 2016! (more...)

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