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Ocean State Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC) is thrilled to announce that its sixth season in its comfortable, stadium style theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick, will open with the five-time Tony Award-winning musical, Titanic: The Musical. (more...)

10HL Dance Company Returns to New Brunswick for 5th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

10 Hairy Legs returns to New Brunswick for its fifth consecutive season at a new location. Tickets for the weeknight show are $25 General Admission/Students at the Door and $20 for Artists, Students in Advance and Groups of 10 or more.  Tickets: 10HL.org. The performance features the New Jersey Premieres of 10HL 2016 Commissions by Doug Varone and Megan Williams, a Preview of a new Commission by New Jersey native Al Blackstone, and a new work choreographed by Artistic Director Randy James. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 3/27 - 2/2
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Below check out Jimmy Fallon's quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON opening monologues from February 27 – March 3. (more...)

FUN HOME Kicks off Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Portland Center Stage at The Armory kicks off its 30th anniversary season with the "heart-gripping and cathartic" musical Fun Home, which swept the 2015 Tony Awards with five wins. (more...)

Virginia Arts Festival and Norfolk State University Present Kathleen Battle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

One of the most famous renowned operatic sopranos of the past century, five-time Grammy Award winner Kathleen Battle brings her critically acclaimed Underground Railroad performance to Norfolk State University's Wilder Center on March 26, as part of the Virginia Arts Festival. (more...)

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Hallmark Channel to Premiere Inaugural Tourney MEOW MADNESS This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

This minor oversight finally gets rectified on Monday, April 3 (8 p.m. ET/PT) when, for the first time, the country will thrill to cat-letes from all paws of life playing in the inaugural kitten basketball championship, MEOW MADNESS. (more...)

The City of North Miami Honors LGBTQ Community With Sculpture
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The City of North Miami unveiled a new sculpture installation this past Saturday, March 4th, that was commissioned by the municipality to 'Celebrate the legacy of Miami-Dade County's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer champions and the historic milestones of the LGBTQ community,' said Scott Galvin, the Councilman for the City of North Miami who spearheaded this project. The artwork, created by Miami artist Alan Gutierrez, will remain permanently installed at Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park, located at 1725 NE 135th Street in North Miami. (more...)

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of March 5, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2017

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Liam Neeson Indicated to Join Viola Davis and Cynthia Erivo in Thriller Film WIDOWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

According to Variety, Liam Neeson is currently expected to join Viola Davis in the upcoming thriller WIDOWS. Neeson is a two-time Tony award nominee who was last seen on Broadway in 2002 in THE CRUCIBLE. (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY to Open Raven Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Raven Theatre Company, which will turn 35 years old in March of 2018, announced today that its upcoming 2017-18 season will give Chicago audiences their first looks at plays by three of America's most acclaimed young playwrights. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting for THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI Starring Lenny Henry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Bruce Norris' new translation of Bertolt Brecht's satirical masterpiece The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, directed by Simon Evans with design by Peter McKintosh. (more...)

33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Celebrates Global Writers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Author Services, Inc. and Galaxy Press will present The 33rd Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards celebrating the winners of the Writers and Illustrators of the Future Contests, honoring 12 writers and 12 illustrators from around the world in the genres of Science Fiction and Fantasy. (more...)

Dolly Wells Replaces Maura Tierney in Hamish Linklater's THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The New Group has announced that Dolly Wells will join Noah Bean, Norbert Leo Butz, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Zosia Mamet, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten in Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig. (more...)

Round of Applause: Aurora Theatre Sets Stage for Action-Packed April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

As the April showers roll in, theatergoers of all ages can take cover and enjoy the many spring happenings at Aurora Theatre! Young thespians can soak up the sun with beach-themed theatre activities and camps, while adults unwind and escape with a multitude of performances, including The Bridges of Madison County or Pais de Bicicleta / Bicycle Country. In addition to theatrical entertainment and glee, Lawrenceville neighbors can grab a lawn chair and enjoy a one-night-only screening of Hairspray, The Broadway Musical. Rain or shine, Aurora Theatre guests can look forward to a spectacular April lineup! (more...)

Simon McBurney's THE ENCOUNTER to Bring the Amazon to the West Coast This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Encounter - among the most compelling theatrical experiences ever staged on Broadway and in London - will make its West Coast debut in April at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Amazon to Develop One-Hour Original Limited Drama THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Amazon is currently developing a script-to-series one-hour original limited drama, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, based on Colson Whitehead's National Book Award winning novel. (more...)

Portland Blues-rockers BALTO Release Daytrotter Session + Announce US Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today, Portland blues-psych outfit Balto is releasing their Daytrotter session, recorded late last year during their cross-country tour. The session features tracks from the recently released Strangers, out now via Total Reality Meltdown. (more...)

Turnaround Artists to Bring the 1940s to The Playhouse with IN THE MOOD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

IN THE MOOD, A 1940s Big Band Music Revue presented by Turnaround Artists will appear at The Playhouse on Rodney Square for two shows on Thursday, April 6 at 2PM & 7:30PM. (more...)

The Heat Is On! Meet the Full Company of MISS SAIGON, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Tina Mabry to Receive Fusion Achievement Award at 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Writer-director Tina Mabry (Mississippi Damned, “Queen Sugar”) as the recipient of their Fusion Achievement Award. Mabry will receive the award at the Fusion Gala during the 2017 Outfest Fusion LGBT People of Color Film Festival (more...)

New American Theatre to Present Gender-Bending MACBETH: REVISITED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The New American Theatre celebrates their 21st Anniversary season with William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth: Revisited.' (more...)

Lacey Chabert Stars in Original Hallmark Channel Movie MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT, 4/8
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Lacey Chabert ('Party of Five,' 'Baby Daddy') and Carlo Marks ('Chesapeake Shores,' 'Pretty Little Liars') star in Hallmark Channel's Moonlight IN VERMONT, a Hallmark Channel Original Movie premiering Saturday, April 8, 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

comScore Announces Official Worldwide Box Office Results for Weekend of March 19, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

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Mind The Gap Theatre Presents PERFECTING THE KISS: A MOCKUMENTARY FOR THE STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A 'Noises Off' for Off-Off Broadway audiences, PERFECTING THE KISS tells the story of one stage manager's struggles to navigate the artistic and romantic tribulations of working on a very bad... bad play. (more...)

Oceanside Theatre Company Welcomes Ted Leib as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) named Ted Leib as their new Artistic Director, effective March 1, 2017. Leib will direct PICNIC, by William Inge - the final production of OTC's 2016/2017 Season running from May 5 - 21 and will be announcing the company's 2017/2018 Season in April. (more...)

Morgan Heritage's New Album, 'Avrakedabra' Out 5/19, Pre-Order Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

In the wake of their historical GRAMMY win for Best Reggae Album as the Producer and Artist for “Strictly Roots”, which was released under their own independent label CTBC Music Group, the Iconic GRAMMY Award-Winning cultured driven band has managed yet again to deliver another classic album. (more...)

Amazon Extends Deal with A24, Brings MOONLIGHT to Amazon Prime Video
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Amazon Prime Video today announced the extension of an exclusive content agreement with A24, making Prime Video the only premium subscription home for all upcoming A24 films. (more...)

Orb Events Reveals Full Music Line-Up for New Brighton Seaside Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

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New Public Sculpture Honors LGBTQ Champions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The City of North Miami unveiled a new sculpture installation this past Saturday, March 4th, that was commissioned by the municipality to "Celebrate the legacy of Miami-Dade County's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer champions and the historic milestones of the LGBTQ community," said Scott Galvin, the Councilman for the City of North Miami who spearheaded this project. (more...)

A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes
by David Green - Mar 16, 2017

The Desert Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Gary Berkson, is celebrating its 28th Anniversary with a Gala and Concert starring the incomparable LeAnn Rimes. The event will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm at The McCallum Theatre. In addition, the Desert Symphony will be honoring Ruta Lee, whose career has included both stage and screen, with the Amadeus Award for her philanthropy and dedication to the Performing Arts. She is the first woman to receive this prestigious award and joins the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, John Tesh, Jack Jones, Ted Giatas, and last year's recipient Harold Matzner. (more...)

NJPAC Welcomes Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for Mother's Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Elegant, electrifying and marvelously athletic, this always dazzling company returns with programs that include some of its newest works along with Alvin Ailey's classic Revelations at NJPAC May 12-14. Tickets start at $25 for each performance. (more...)

HAMILTON Stars, Activists to Gather for RISE UP for ACLU of IL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Members of the cast of Hamilton and other artists are hosting Rise UP, a night of music and entertainment at Moonlight Studios, on April 3, 2017 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with proceeds going to support the work of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois. (more...)

Russell Simmons' All Def Digital to Create Documentary THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF HIP HOP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Russell Simmons' All Def Digital, the fastest growing platform in hip hop and urban youth culture and Emmy award winning producers Stephen David Entertainment announced today a partnership with GroupM Entertainment, a global content investment and rights management company, to develop and produce THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF HIP HOP (more...)

Announcing Theatrical Outfit's 2017-2018 SEASON OF CHARACTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's second-oldest continually-operating professional theatre, aspires to create a compassionate, joyful and just community by starting the conversations that matter. From The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a timeless, epic musical co-production with Aurora Theatre (our third year in a row), to the conversation-starting new play Boy about gender reassignment, to the Atlanta premiere of GA native Lauren Gunderson's new, co-authored, Jane Austen-inspired holiday hit Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, to an intimate look at one of legend Billie Holiday's final solo appearances in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, to the Atlanta professional homecoming of Perfect Arrangement, local writer Topher Payne's mid-century gay-rights comedy, to a world premiere collaboration with Atlanta Opera, to T.O.'s non-traditional update on the sizzling Broadway classic 110 in the Shade, to year two of our Unexpected Play Readings, our 2017-2018 Season of Character truly offers something for everyone. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

SOUTH AFRICA: THEN & NOW—Two Monumental Plays by Two South African Icons in Rep at Mosaic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Mosaic Theater Company of DC presents South Africa: Then & Now, a dynamic spring repertory that takes audience members back to the depths of Apartheid, before moving forward to the ongoing search for truth and reconciliation in a wounded country. The repertory launches with Athol Fugard's seminal masterpiece, BLOOD KNOT (March 29-April 30, 2017)-an intimate parable about a brotherhood devastated by the constraints of Apartheid-under the direction of Studio Theatre Founding Artistic Director Joy Zinoman, making her Mosaic Theater Company debut. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 1st, 2017 - SWEENEY TODD, ALL THE FINE BOYS, MISS SAIGON and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: London's immersive SWEENEY TODD bows this evening at Barrow Street, ALL THE FINE BOYS, starring Abigail Breslin, opens Off-Broadway, and MISS SAIGON lands at its original Broadway home this evening! (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 2/27
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Beloved 'Saturday Night Live' personality - and the longest serving 'anchor' on the show's wildly popular 'Weekend Update' - Seth Meyers takes over as host of NBC's 'Late Night,' home to A-list celebrity guests, memorable comedy and the best in musical talent. (more...)

Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten Join THE WHIRLIGIG Off-Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The New Group has announced full casting for Hamish Linklater's The Whirligig, with Noah Bean, Jon DeVries, Alex Hurt, Jonny Orsini and Grace Van Patten, and as previously announced, Norbert Leo Butz, Zosia Mamet and Maura Tierney, set to appear in this world premiere directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

VIDEO: James Corden Recreates LA LA LAND Audition Scene in 'Ode to the Oscars Mix-up'
by TV News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, following the Best Picture mixup that mistakenly awarded 'La La Land' Best Picture over 'Moonlight,' James recreated Emma Stone's audition scene from La La Land, set to lyrics recapping the Oscars. (more...)

City Of Miami Gardens To Award Keys To The City To Moonlight Academy Award Winners And Miami Gardens' Residents Alex Hibbert And Jaden Piner At The 12th Annual Jazz In T
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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VIDEO: Wrong Best Picture Winner Announced in History-Making Oscar Moment; PwC, Academy Issue Statements
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 27, 2017

In a history-making Oscar moment, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway erroneously announced that LA LA LAND was the winner of Best Picture, the evening's final prize. (more...)

TiVo Reveals Top Five Moments from 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

As the after parties wind down, TiVo Corporation (TIVO), a global leader in entertainment technology and audience insights, today unveiled its post-show report from Sunday's star-studded night at the 89th annual Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. (more...)

Octavia Spencer, Janelle Mon'e, Halle Berry, and Giuliana Rancic Sparkle in Forevermark Diamonds at the 89th Annual Academy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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Avid Customers Bring Home the Oscars at the 89th Annual Academy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, MOONLIGHT Among 2017 Film Independent Spirit Awards Winners; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the LA Film Festival, handed out honors to Moonlight, The Witch, Other People, Manchester by the Sea, Elle and Hell or High Water at this afternoon's 32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards. (more...)

BWW Experts and Stage and Screen Stars Pick the 2017 Academy Award Winners
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 24, 2017

Time is running out to get your 2017 Oscars Pool picks in, so we here at BroadwayWorld have put together a team of experts and stage and screen stars to help you in your prognostication. The stars lending their acting and filmmaking expertise are Broadway and CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND star Donna Lynne Champlin; UNDATEABLE and the West End's Dewey Finn in SCHOOL OF ROCK, David Fynn; Broadway and CHICAGO MED star Patti Murin; and one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Caesar Samayoa. (more...)

Coronado Playhouse Presents THE 39 STEPS, Running March 24-April 23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Coronado Playhouse continues its 71 st Season with The 39 Steps, from March 24 to April 23, 2017. Hitchcock meets Hilarious in this multi-award- winning stage adaptation of "The Master of Suspense's" murderous classic thriller. Director Desha Crownover (Seussical, 2016) makes a welcome return to Coronado Playhouse to direct this ingenious and entertaining theatrical extravaganza. (more...)

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