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BWW Review: 'MAMMA MIA!' at Kansas City Starlight Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Jun 26, 2017

Combining ABBA's greatest hits, including 'Dancing Queen,' 'S.O.S' 'Super Trouper,' 'Take a Chance on Me' and 'The Winner Takes It All,' with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship Catherine Johnson has crafted a plot to expertly string together these more than 20 songs (written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Andersson) in a show that is in the top ten longest running Broadway shows list. This production serves up both the bouncy electronic music that is familiar, with Mother-vs. -daughter story about contrasting views of what constitutes a family. (more...)

BWW Review: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN rocks the Geary Theatre
by Robert Sokol - Jun 26, 2017

While not particularly illuminating on the life of the singer, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (now extended to July 9) delivers powerful vocal performances from Kacee Clanton and a strong supporting cast including Sharon Brown. (more...)

BWW Review: I AM NOT A COMEDIAN - I'M LENNY BRUCE Will Open Your Eyes to his Comedic Genius and Dedication to Free Speech
by Shari Barrett - Jun 25, 2017

An undisputed comic legend, Lenny Bruce was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His life and work have had an impact on poetry, politics, music, film and comedy from Don Rickles to Richard Pryor and Chris Rock, and any other comedian who is now free to speak his/her mind without fear of legal retribution thanks to Bruce challenging our First Amendment freedom of speech rights. Lenny's tempestuous personal and professional life which Marmo embodies with his body, heart and soul, was marked by great passion and great pain, thanks to his unwavering commitment to free speech, which led to numerous obscenity charges and arrests. (more...)

BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

Direct from NYC, Empire Stage presents the South Florida premiere of Thank You For Being a Friend - A Golden Girls Musical Parody, written and directed by Nick Brennan. This new musical is a parody of the classic 1980's Television sitcom, The Golden Girls. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lynn Ahrens Attends RAGTIME Opening Night at Barrington Stage Co.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 25, 2017

Union Street in Pittsfield MA had all the excitement of a Broadway Opening as the Tony Award Winning Ragtime opened on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage of Barrington Stage Co. and Broadway and lyricist Lynn Ahrens were there.   (more...)

Oyster Mill Playhouse to Present Comic Drama HOLLYWOOD ARMS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

The Oyster Mill Playhouse will present the comedy/drama HOLLYWOOD ARMS, by Carrie Hamilton and Carol Burnett, July 7 through July 23. Curtain is at 8 p.m. for all Thursday, Friday, and Saturday shows, and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Tickets are $18. Visit our website at www.oystermill.com or call the box office at 717.737.6768 for tickets. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Across America production of the musical Finding Neverland featuring music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kenned, and a book by James Graham. The musical stage adaptation is inspired by the 1998 play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, and his 2004 film adaptation Finding Neverland. (more...)

BWW Review: BASTARD JONES Rocks the House at the Cell Theatre
by Kristen Morale - Jun 25, 2017

"It's not unusual to be loved by anyone…" Admittedly, this is the wrong Tom Jones and yes, I may have stolen this little pun from the show's opening narrative, but that Mr. Jones was on the perfect track to describing what chaos ensues in the life of a man whom everyone adores: the literary Tom Jones. A man who cannot limit his constant self-indulgence but is yet still seen as a good man despite his ill reputed sexual conquests. As a disgrace to both his family and a disappointment to those who truly feel for him, his reputation is one that follows him as a sort of fate; and to reverse fate, some pretty drastic things have to happen. Turn all of this into a musical and what we now have is Bastard Jones, an incredibly clever, zany and sexy raucous of a show that is as funny as it is profound. Now in performances at the Cell, this is just the sort of guilty fun that everyone is looking for and, for a little over two hours, will bring such joy to your heart and a "tingle" to everywhere else - prepare yourselves indeed. (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Hunton Performs 'No More Fear' from FREAKY FRIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Freaky Friday is one amongst the many musicals based on movies spearheading its way across the country to Broadway. Check out a preview of the show as star Emma Hunton belts out 'No More Fear' on Great Day Houston. (more...)

BWW Review: 1070 at Herberger Theater Center
by Lee Cooley - Jun 24, 2017

New Carpa Theater's #1070theplay shows the impact S.B. 1070 had on one Mexican family and the damage done to @ArizonaTourism. (more...)

Broadway's Arbender Robinson Sings 'How Did We Get Here?' in New Single and Lyric Video
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Brooklyn-based 74Aderemi Productions is proud to announce the single and lyric video release for 'How Did We Get Here?' Performed by acclaimed Broadway star Arbender Robinson, the song details singular and multi-person reflections on conquering demons, and soaring to new heights with newfound inner peace. (more...)

Multi-Award Winning Actor A. Russell Andrews to Star in Dark Comedy BECOMING HUMAN at McCadden Place Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

A. Russell Andrews will star in BECOMING HUMAN, a new dark comedy written by Dr. Nicki Joy Monti and directed by Diana Wyenn. (more...)

Second Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an added second show of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit. (more...)

Former Mickey Mouse Club Star Jennifer McGill to Release Faith-Based Debut Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Two decades after her wildly successful Disney Channel series "The All-New Mickey Mouse Club" came to an end, Jennifer McGill is stepping back into the spotlight with her upcoming debut full-length solo album, "Unbreakable" - to be released in August. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

Boston Court Announces 13th Annual New Play Reading Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Boston Court, Pasadena's Intimate Home for the Performing Arts, today announced the full details of its 13th annual New Play Reading Festival. Curated by Literary Manager Emilie Beck, in concert with Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti, the New Play Reading Festival is a key component of Boston Court's commitment to nurturing playwrights and new work, and continues the company's core mission of developing and programming works that are inherently theatrical, textually rich, and visually arresting. (more...)

Sean Melia's HANK BOYD IS DEAD is an Off-the-Wall Horror Comedy
by Movies News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Terror Films is set to release HANK BOYD IS DEAD across multiple digital platforms on Tuesday, June 27. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Awarded Grant from The Shubert Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, Door County's premier professional theater, has been awarded a $15,000 grant for general operating support from The Shubert Foundation, Inc., which is dedicated to sustaining and advancing the live performing arts in the United States.   For information on Peninsula Players 2017 season visit www.peninsulaplayers.com or call 920-868-3287. (more...)

BWW Feature: John Davidson Flies into Baltimore Joining the Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2017

So who is John Davidson? He is an actor, comedian, author, musician, TV host, singer, and entertainer. And Baltimore/Washington audiences should be in for a treat watching this consummate performer live on the boards of the historic Hippodrome Theatre as he stars in the acclaimed musical FINDING NEVERLAND from June 27 to July 2, 2017. (more...)

Lady Gaga Teams with Staples to Support Education & Inspire Positive Classroom Experiences Nationwide
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Lady Gaga is teaming up with Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLS) to support education and create a positive classroom experience through its Staples for Students program. The partnership builds on Staples's long-standing commitment of supporting education and helping teachers and students. (more...)

Scoop: 48 HOURS on CBS - Today, June 24, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on 48 HOURS, airing on CBS on today, June 24, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Sings Out at The Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 23, 2017

Can a disco diva save a convent choir from the pits? Put on your dancing shoes and boogie like you've never boogied in church at The Belmont's SISTER ACT. (more...)

Actress, Singer Raffaela Capp to Star in High School Bully Dramedy REACH
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Following the release of her single and music video “Hurricane”, it was recently announced that Actress and Singer/Songwriter RAFFAELA will star in new film “REACH” with Garrett Clayton (Disney's Beach Movie, Hairspray Live!) and Joey Bragg (more...)

Scoop: THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, July 11, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, July 11, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: PENN & TELLER: FOOL US on THE CW - Friday, June 23, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on PENN & TELLER: FOOL US, airing on THE CW on Friday, June 23, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: RIVERDALE on THE CW - Friday, July 14, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on RIVERDALE, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 14, 2017! (more...)

THE LADIES OF LAUGHTER Come to bergenPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Ladies of Laughter comes to bergenPAC Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 8 p.m. (more...)

The Kilroys Unveil 4th Annual List of Recommended Plays, Featuring Works by Nwandu, FastHorse, Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Continuing the fight to achieve gender parity in the American Theater, LA-based playwright/producer collective The Kilroys has facilitated its fourth annual List of industry-recommended new plays. (more...)

BWW Interview: James Hadley Marvels at Directing Spider-Man (A Childhood Super Hero) & His Cohorts
by Gil Kaan - Jun 23, 2017

The national tour of MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! AGE OF HEROES lands in Southern California beginning July 7 at STAPLES Center. Enhancing the tale of the Super Heroes' recovery of the Wand of Watoomb from the clutches of Loki and his crew of fellow villains will be massive video projections, advanced special effects, and stunts from aerialists, acrobats and motorcycle riders. We had the chance to catch director James Hadley during a break from his New Orleans rehearsal. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Welcomes Artist In Residence Dani Borak
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP) has announced that world-renowned performer, choreographer and teacher Daniel 'Dani' Borak is its Artist In Residence (A.I.R.). Borak's three-year residency will be longer and more expansive in scope than previous CHRP artist residencies, with his responsibilities encompassing not only performing, teaching and choreographing but also artistic planning for multiple programs, beginning this spring. (more...)

Buckcherry to Play White Eagle Hall Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum rock band Buckcherry plays historic White Eagle Hall in Jersey City on July 6th. (more...)

16-Time Grammy Winner David Foster to Be Honored at 2017 Grammy Museum Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The GRAMMY Museum® is pleased to announce it will honor 16-time GRAMMY® Award winner David Foster at its third annual Gala, taking place Sept. 19 at The Novo in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: MCC'S Moon Over Buffalo Brings Out the Laughs and Comedy to McHenry
by Kevin Pollack - Jun 22, 2017

In the McHenry County area, there's always such great theatre going on, and that's what I got when I went to see McHenry County College's hilarious production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo directed by the wonderful Regina Belt-Daniels. (more...)

CPCC Summer Theatre to Perform MAMMA MIA! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

CPCC Summer Theatre is pleased to wrap up its 2017 season with the local premiere of ABBA's Tony Award winning musical "Mamma Mia!" on the Halton Theater stage. (more...)

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts 'Princess Mermaid Sweets Buffet' Commemorating the Fairy Tale Written by Hans Christian Andersen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Scoop: BLUE BLOODS on CBS - Friday, July 14, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on BLUE BLOODS, airing on CBS on Friday, July 14, 2017! (more...)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater to Return to Paris, Basel, Germany and Copenhagen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, recognized by U.S. Congress as 'a vital American cultural ambassador to the world,' returns to Paris, Basel, several German cities, and Copenhagen to perform 15 ballets from July 4 - September 10. (more...)

Scoop: DOUBT on CBS - Saturday, July 15, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on DOUBT, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 15, 2017! (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere One-Hour Timely Special BLACK AND BLUE, 6/25
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Produced exclusively for ID by NBC News' Peacock Productions, and featuring investigative reporting from Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris, BLACK AND BLUE premieres this Saturday, June 24 at 8/7c. The special will be available on Investigation Discovery's TV Everywhere app, ID GO, beginning Sunday, June 25. (more...)

ONE FUNNY MOTHER to Return to Old School Square to Benefit Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

After its recent sell-out success, the hilarious ONE FUNNY Mother starring comedian Dena Blizzard is returning by popular demand to Old School Square on Thursday, July 20, for a special one-night-only performance benefitting the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce. (more...)

Review Roundup: Big Brother Has Its Eyes on Opening Night of 1984
by Review Roundups - Jun 22, 2017

Adapted and directed by Icke and Macmillan, 1984 officially arrives in New York this evening on the heels of four wildly successful U.K. runs. The strictly limited engagement began performances on May 18, 2017, and tonight is opening night on Broadway at the new Hudson Theatre. (more...)

Jason Alexander Leads Voice Cast of Animated Sprout Series KODY KAPOW
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Sprout, the preschool destination within NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's Universal Kids network, announced the upcoming July 15 premiere of its newest original, KODY KAPOW, with Jason Alexander leading the voice cast. (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

Paul Taylor Dance Company and the U.S. Debut of Roy Assaf Dance at Jacob's Pillow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Based in Israel, Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut with a program of clever and heartfelt works in the Doris Duke Theatre July 12-16. A rising choreographic star, Assaf has been commissioned by companies across the globe including Batsheva Dance Company, The Royal Swedish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales, and LA Dance Project. The program opens with Assaf's embracing duet Six Years Later which is praised for its "beauty, nuances, and intricate, astute movements" (Ora Brafman, Jerusalem Post), and closes with his powerful all-male trio The Hill, inspired by veterans' experiences and based on the Hebrew song "Givat Hatachmoshet". (more...)

Conor McPherson's THE VEIL Opens Next Month at Town Players
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

THE VEIL, a tale of suspense by Conor McPherson, opens July 14 at Town Players. (more...)

Like The Ocean Moves: New Christian Suspense Novel by Nashville Author
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

On July 7, 2017 Liz Mitchell is set to publish her first novel, Like The Ocean Moves, Book One of the Torchbearer Series. The author chose the publication date for this powerful work of Christian Suspense for a very personal reason. (more...)

Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bradley Bredeweg, Ryan Bernard Tymensky & Kate Pazakis Present a resistance benefit concert and fundraiser called "Resist. Insist. Persist." at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday July 17th. This is a benefit for ONWARD TOGETHER in partnership with GLAAD. (more...)

Scoop: SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MEGYN KELLY on NBC - Sunday, June 25, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUNDAY NIGHT WITH MEGYN KELLY, airing on NBC on Sunday, June 25, 2017! (more...)

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