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BWW Review: HIROMI Duet Featuring EDMAR CASTANEDA at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival
by Taylor Long - Jun 30, 2017

Two musicians, engulfed by the spirit of jazz. Presented by the TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Hiromi played the Koerner Hall on Wednesday evening, joined by jazz harpist Edmar Castaneda. A melange of rock, pop, and jazz - the duo proved that the world needs more piano and harp. (more...)

Amazon to Premiere New Half-Hour Series COMRADE DETECTIVE on Amazon Prime Video 8/4
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Amazon Studios today announced COMRADE DETECTIVE, a new half-hour live action series that will premiere August 4 exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. (more...)

SONGBOOK SUMMIT, Featuring Tunes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and More, Coming to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome 59E59 favorites Peter & Will Anderson with SONGBOOK SUMMIT, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. (more...)

Vermont Premiere of MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Opens at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 5 opening of the Vermont Premiere of Tom Duzick's heartwarming Off-Broadway comedy Miracle on South Division Street, directed by Kenneth Kimmins. Performances are Wednesday – Saturday evenings 7/5 – 7/8, Tuesday – Saturday 7/11 – 7/15 (8pm curtain), and Saturday matinees 7/8 and 7/15 (2pm curtain). (more...)

Richard Schiff, Asia Kate Dillon, Molly Ranson and More Sign on for Vassar & New York Stage and Film's 2017 Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the latest wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through July 30, 2017: (more...)

Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Jun 28, 2017

Last night, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, made her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Let's see what the critics had to say! (more...)

VIDEO: Director Josh Rhodes Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Havana' from GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, will run July 2 - August 13, 2017, with opening night on Friday, July 7, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes as the cast rehearses 'Havana' from the show in the video below! (more...)

Yee-Haw! Bets Malone and Misty Cotton to Star in L.A. Premiere of Roger Bean's HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

YEE-HAW! Cazador Entertainment and Honky Tonk Productions present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. (more...)

BWW Review: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, Wyndham's Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 27, 2017

One American great inhabits another in this superior cabaret, as the Broadway legend Audra McDonald slips into the skin - and unforgettable voice - of jazz icon Billie Holiday. The emotional sensitivity makes it far more than just an immensely skilful impersonation, and makes McDonald's delayed West End debut well worth the wait. (more...)

Exclusive: Audra McDonald Gets 'Shooketh'; Talks LADY DAY on Facebook Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Audra McDonald took to Official London Theatre's Facebook page in partnership with BroadwayWorld following her opening performance of LADY DAY in the West End. The event was hosted by Jamie Lambert. Check out the video below! (more...)

Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Competes at the Switchfoot BRO-AM Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

For the first time in the event's history, Team CAF adaptive surfers will be competing in the same team contest as able-bodied pro and amateur surfers at the Switchfoot BRO-AM, presented by Hurley and iHeartMedia at Moonlight Beach on Saturday, June 24, 2017. They will participate against 12 other teams in 25-minute heats with a 30-minute final heat if they qualify. Team CAF Surfers are: (more...)

getTV Celebrates Legendary Entertainer Lena Horne With Evening of 1960s TV Appearances
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

In celebration of the 100 th anniversary of the birth of legendary star of music, stage, and screen Lena Horne (June 30, 1917 May 9, 2010), one of the most iconic African American stars of the 20 thcentury, getTV is proud to present a triple play of classic (and rare) Horne television appearances from the 1960s (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second musical of its 37th season, Moonlight Stage Productions plans to make a splash with Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 19 through August 5. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Announced Cast and Creative Team of PUMP UP THE VOLUME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Oh, snap! The 90's are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90's Palooza! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that journeys back to the 1990's. Kollar Smith helms the show as Director and Choreographer, with Lorenz working as Music Director and Arranger. Performances run July 28 - September 10, 2017, at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER, BEETHOVEN Shatters Records at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced today that its acclaimed current production, Hershey Felder, Beethoven, has established a new all-time box office record for the 48 year-old Bay Area theatre company - and it is not even halfway through its scheduled run. (more...)

Photo Flash: National Black Theatre Celebrates Black Excellence With Teer Spirit Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) put the spotlight on Black excellence in the spirit of joy at the ninth annual TEER Spirit Awards Gala on Wednesday, June 14. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Lindsay Mendez, Lily Rabe and More Join Vassar Powerhouse's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for their highly anticipated 33rd Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 23 and runs through July 30, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for Tarell Alvin McCraney's WIG OUT! at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The National Theatre will mark the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales by staging its first Queer Theatre event series from 6 - 10 July 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Audra McDonald in 'LADY DAY' in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - get a look a new photos of Audra in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At Audra McDonald In West End LADY DAY!
by Ana Maria Wiggins - Jun 18, 2017

This summer, Audra McDonald, the Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress, will be making her long-awaited West End debut as jazz legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - get a first look at Audra in action below!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Company of GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway - learn more about the company here and scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

The 2017 Ailey Spirit Gala Benefit Raises Record-Breaking $1.4 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Ailey Spirit Gala broke records last night as the centerpiece of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2017 Lincoln Center engagement, led by Artistic Director Robert Battle. With a record-breaking $1.4 million raised, the one-night-only benefit performance and party featured Honorary Chair Andre Holland, critically-acclaimed actor of the 2017 Oscar Best Picture Moonlight. The evening honored Ailey Board Vice Chairman Stephen Meringoff for his longtime support of Ailey, and his instrumental role in strengthening and sustaining AileyCamp. Gala Co-Chairs were Lynne & Anthony M. Carvette, Almaz & Marc S. Strachan, and Daria L. & Eric J. Wallach; and Vice Chairs were Michele & Timothy Barakett, Dr. N. Anthony & Robyn Coles, Jaishri & Vikas Kapoor, Ricki Lander, Leslie & Tom Maheras, and Pamela D. Zilly & John H. Schaefer. The funds raised support Ailey's extensive educational programs for young people, including AileyCamp and scholarships to The Ailey School. (more...)

Photos: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's MAN OF LA MANCHA At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Audra McDonald Auditions Pooches for 'LADY DAY' Companion in London
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Audra McDonald and director Lonny Price recently held auditions for the dog that will appear onstage with the actress as Billie Holiday's pup in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, which begins previews this Saturday at Wyndham's Theatre, London. Scroll down for some adorable photos! (more...)

Lilyfest Celebrates Art, Music, and Gardening in the Hocking Hills
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 15, 2017

A festival in the Hocking Hills that combines art, music, and gardening with outdoor education is happening July 14-16 in beautiful Southeastern Ohio. Lilyfest is a three-day festival that takes places at Bishop Educational Gardens, where three acres of artistically landscaped gardens are nestled in the woods and filled with thousands of colorful lilies, flowers and plants. (more...)

Theatre Artists-in-Residence Arrive for Summer Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Nettle Creek Players, a 501c3 not-for-profit arts organization, on Monday, June 19 will welcome to Hagerstown a troupe of visiting professional theatre artists who will live in the community for five weeks as they prepare and present the Nettle Creek Players 2017 Summer Stock Tent Theatre Season featuring productions of THE FANTASTICKS, THUMBELINA, BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET, and the NCP Young Actors Musical Theatre Workshop.  Performances of THE FANTASTICKS will be at 7:30pm on July 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 with BROADWAY ON MAIN STREET at 2:00pm on July 9, 16 & 23 and THUMBELINA at 11:00am and 1:00pm on July 15 & 22, 2017.  The Workshop will be offered from July 11-23, 10:00am-3:00pm.  (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Ushers In Pull-Tight Players' 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 8, 2017

One of the world's best-known and longest-runnng musicals - The Fantasticks by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt - ushers in the 2017-18 season at Franklin's Pull-Tight Theatre in a new production helmed by director Pat Street, running August 11-26. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Moonlight Stage Productions' THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

For the second musical of its 37th season, Moonlight Stage Productions plans to make a splash with Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 19 through August 5. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Wirtz Season Highlights Award-Winning Playwrights and New Voices
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

A young woman sacrifices her ambition and falls into the murky waters of life; a 17th-century witch hunt illuminates the modern-day oppression of women; a visit to post-Soviet Russia blurs the lines between folk tales and reality; and a band of teens strive to escape the residents of a villainous island. (more...)

Storytelling Website Launched To Celebrate 70 Years of Edinburgh International Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

This year the Edinburgh International Festival celebrates 70 years of unifying artists and audiences from across the world. With one month to go until the start of this year's International Festival on 4 August 2017, a new website has been launched which houses these memories and stories from the past 70 years: (more...)

BWW Interview: Jacob Haren Comes Home to San Diego with the BOOK OF MORMON Tour
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 20, 2017

Jacob Haren talks about falling in love with performing in San Diego, and being able to come back to town with the BOOK OR MORMON national tour! (more...)

Photo Flash: Independent Shakespeare Co Invites Audiences to Vienna in MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

This summer take a trip to a decadent Vienna as INDEPENDENT SHAKESPEARE CO. opens the season with the wild and wonderful MEASURE FOR MEASURE. The plot twists come fast and furious in this production that is equal parts screwball romantic comedy and deliciously dark social satire. (more...)

Vocalist Teri Roiger Releases 'Ghost Of Yesterday Shades of Lady Day'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

New York based vocalist Teri Roiger recently released her fourth recording as a leader, 'GHOST OF YESTERDAY: Shades of Lady Day', a heartfelt tribute to Billie Holiday. Since Ms. Holiday provided the initial spark that led to a lifelong commitment to jazz, this one is especially personal to Teri. (more...)

BWW Review: WIG OUT! at Studio Theatre
by Jenny Minich - Jul 19, 2017

Director Kent Gash charges the space with electricity and ardent, sincere emotion. Gash asks a lot of his cast in an intimate setting; Wig Out! is a physically immersive experience. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - James Franco, Seth Rogan Star in THE DISASTER ARTIST
by Movies News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Based on Greg Sestero's best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy Wiseau's cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), THE DISASTER ARTIST, stars James Franco, Dave Franco, and Seth Rogen. (more...)

BWW Review: HOT DUB TIME MACHINE, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 17, 2017

'If I could turn back time, if I could find a way…' Well, now you can. Hot Dub Time Machine is a touring musical event of theatrical proportions, bringing the songs of yesteryear into the 21st century through DJ-ing and digital media. (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen Pittman Fights the Forces of The PIPELINE
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 17, 2017

A teacher struggles against the chaos of a tough inner city public school and the system that threatens her son. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Comes to Moonlight Amphitheatre 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Moonlight Stage Productions continues its 37th season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterful homage to the golden age of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, Aug. 16 - Sept. 2, at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Capturing Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Book of a Musical, the show is based on Billy Wilder's classic 1950 film noir which featured such highly quoted lines as "I am big. It's the pictures that got small" and "I'm ready for my close up." Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit (more...)

Cygnet Theatre presents SPAMALOT for Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Billed as 'lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail', SPAMALOT is coming to Cygnet Theatre for a staged concert reading. For two nights only, audiences can enjoy an epic search for the Holy Grail all while supporting Cygnet Theatre Artists! (more...)

REELZ Announces Summer and Fall 2017 Programming Slate ft. 5 New Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

ELZ today announced original programming for summer and fall 2017 including five new original series, new episodes of three returning viewer favorites and a never-before-seen Elvis special hosted by Natalie Morales. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

Summer Variety Show TOMFOOLERY to Hit North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'. (more...)

FUN HOME to Headline Young Vic's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The new 2017-18 season at Young Vic was announced today. (more...)

The Final Entries of THE FRANK SINATRA COLLECTION on DVD & Digital 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

On September 8 2017, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the final three titles in The Frank Sinatra Collection on DVD and digital formats. On license from Frank Sinatra Enterprises (FSE), the definitive collection pulls together some of the finest performances on television, in the recording studio and in concert from the greatest entertainer of the 20th century. (more...)

Motown, Comedy, Magic and More Coming Up at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Westchester Broadway Theatre has announced its upcoming special shows. Scroll down for details! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Terence Archie and Company Roll the Dice in 'Luck Be A Lady' in The Old Globe's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Old Globe presents Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. This classic musical, the first production of the Globe's 2017 Summer Season, running now through August 13, 2017, presented in association with Asolo Repertory Theatre. Watch Terence Archie and the cast perform the iconic 'Luck Be A Lady' below! (more...)

BWW Review: Creativity Flourishes with MOONLIGHT SESSIONS
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2017

International jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley has done it again. Her newest project The Moonlight Sessions Volume One is a knockout with some of the finest orchestrations and vocal arrangements to be heard anywhere  ... period. This is her fourth major album in five years, with Volume Two to be released in August. Stanley puts a lot of love into the enterprise; this goes without saying. Especially with ths project which had its beginning on FB with a secret society of members who helped with the promotion. She generated interest by letting FB members join and then make decisions about the choice of songs and the recording and engineering processes. Their d (more...)

TIFF Announces Return of Digital Short Film Competition
by Movies News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

TIFF is proud to announce the return of the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, TIFF's digital short film competition. Beginning today, aspiring filmmakers from around the world can submit their pint-sized films for consideration. (more...)

MOONLIGHT Star Mahershala Ali May Lead Season 3 of TRUE DETECTIVE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moonlight Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is in talks to lead the third season of the HBO anthology series 'True Detective.' The show has yet to confirm a third season, but the interest is there. (more...)

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