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BWW Review: DREAM SUITE: SONGS IN BLUES & JAZZ Is An Exceptional Evening at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Jun 30, 2016

Though somewhat familiar with and already an admirer of actor/vocalists Carpathia Jenkins and Alton Fitzgerald White, I was, until tonight, unaware of the apparently prolific musician, songwriter, librettist, and educator Louis Rosen. Rosen's Dream Suite, which occupied the second part of this June 28 show at Birdland, unearths the music of poems by American poet, social activist, novelist, and playwright Langston Hughes (1902 -1967). (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Day-of-Show Drawing Begins Today in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a day-of-show drawing for the National Tour, which returns to Chicago by popular demand for a limited engagement. (more...)

Kris Jenner & More Set for New Season of HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM WITH TYLER HENRY on E!
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Season two of HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM WITH TYLER HENRY premieres Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm ET/PT on E! (more...)

Level 3 Sets Second Quarter 2016 Earnings Call Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

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THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record at DeVos Performance Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Grand Rapids, MI for the week ending June 26 at the DeVos Performance Hall grossing $1,324,577.50 for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)

1776 Half-Price Tickets to 'SPONGEBOB,' THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Disney's NEWSIES and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program Tuesday, June 28 beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 10.  (more...)

Local Students to Take Part in Paper Mill's 2016 Summer Conservatory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has selected students to be a part of the theater's prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2016. (more...)

E! Announces Premiere Date for New Series TOTAL BELLAS
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Two's company, three's a crowd, and these four – are just too much to handle. E! Entertainment exposes the Raw and real lives of WWE® Superstars Nikki and Brie Bella when TOTAL BELLAS spin-off of E!'s mega-hit series “Total Divas,” premieres Wednesday, October 5 (more...)

American Tap Dance Foundation to Host Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The American Tap Dance Foundation (ATDF), Tony Waag, Executive Director, has announced ATDF has been selected to administer the prestigious Fred and Adele Astaire Awards beginning with the 2016/2017 Broadway season. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 27-July 3, Featuring Rob McClure and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 26, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Little Shop of Horrors Reunion Concert; Blood Brothers in Concert; 54 Celebrates The Neil Simon Theatre; Rob McClure at 54 Below; and 54 Celebrates Prince. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: LITTLE SHOP's Original Urchins Discuss Upcoming Reunion Concert at 54 Below
by Louisa Brady - Jun 25, 2016

This upcoming Monday, June 27th, an exciting concert will be held at 54 Below...an 'unprecedented evening' that will bring original LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS performers together, spanning from the original production to the more-recent Broadway revival. Three of the performers: Jennifer Leigh Warren (Original 'Crystal'), Nikki Rene (Off-Bway 'Chiffon'), and Sheila Kay Davis (Original 'Ronnette') spoke with BroadwayWorld about their experiences, their favorite memories from the production, and what they are most looking forward to for Monday night's concert. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PILLARS OF NEW YORK at St. Luke's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Write Act Repertory's Producing Artistic Director John Lant is pleased to present the East Coast premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK, a new musical with book, lyrics and music by Michael Antin, and directed by Jim Blanchette.  (more...)

Rob McClure, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

2elements Releases TELL ME via Flamingo Recordings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

2elements' 'Tell Me' is out now via Flamingo Recordings. (more...)

Remember the Removal Bike Ride cyclists complete 950-mile journey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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Nikki Chooi Named New Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Metropolitan Opera announced that Canadian violinist Nikki Chooi has been named the company's new concertmaster. Mr. Chooi, 27, will serve a one-year term beginning next month and continuing through the end of the company's 2016-17 season. He joins current Met concertmaster David Chan, who will continue in the position, which he has held since 2000. (more...)

Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's ROMEO AND JULIET to Be Broadcast Live in Theaters Worldwide Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company in partnership with Picturehouse Entertainment, will broadcast Romeo and Juliet to more than 1200 cinemas worldwide live from the West End's Garrick Theatre at 19:00 on Thursday 7 July. Participating cinemas and screening dates can be found at branaghtheatrelive.com (more...)

Rooftop Films Sets 3 Nights of Documentaries
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Rooftop Films is excited to announce three evenings of ground-breaking and creative documentaries, presented in partnership with International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the world's largest documentary film festival. The three events will take place in various locations across New York City from Wednesday, July 20 to Friday, July 22.The program begins with a free screening of Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami's layered IDFA Audience Award-winner Sonita on July 20 at Socrates Sculpture Park. This will be followed by a collection of some of the best Dutch-made short films from recent festivals on July 21 at the Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts. The program concludes at Industry City on July 22 with a special screening of Jerzy Sladkowski's contemplative 2016 Jury Award-winner Don Juan. All three events will include live music and the latter two will include after-parties sponsored by Stella Artois. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PILLARS OF NEW YORK, Beginning Tonight at St. Luke's
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Write Act Repertory presents the East Coast premiere of PILLARS OF NEW YORK, a new musical with book, lyrics and music by Michael Antin, and directed by Jim Blanchette. The production will preview tonight, July 6, at 7:30 p.m. and open on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. Performances then run Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. from July 13 through September 7 at St. Luke's Theatre, located at 308 West 46th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Ryan Bondy Pitches, Sings National Anthem at Wrigley Field
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON star Ryan Bondy (Elder Price) delivered the Ceremonial First Pitch and sang the National Anthem at the Chicago Cubs game yesterday, July 5 at Wrigley Field. Scroll down for photos of Bondy with his co-star, Cody Jamison Strand, on the diamond! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer & Teaser for Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET, Hitting U.S. Cinemas This Week
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2016

Captured live from London's Garrick Theatre and presented in high-contrast black and white, Fathom Events will present Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company's modern take on Shakespeare's timeless love story ROMOE AND JULIET in a special one-night event on Thursday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. local time across the U.S. Below, watch a teaser for the event featuring a group of teenagers retelling the romantic tale in their own words, plus check out the trailer for the show! (more...)

Freeform Orders New Comedy Pilot ALONE TOGETHER from Andy Samberg
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

As Freeform's summer slate rolls out, Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, announced a new comedy pilot ALONE TOGETHER by The Lonely Island team of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patina Miller, Laura Osnes & More Support 6th Annual GenR Summer Party
by Walter McBride - Jul 22, 2016

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) just hosted its 6th Annual GenR Summer Party. GenR, short for Generation Rescue, is a group of young and influential humanitarians who have joined forces with the IRC to help people affected by crisis to survive and rebuild their lives. Proceeds from this event support the IRC's critical humanitarian work. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AD HOC [HOME], Opening Tonight at About Face Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

About Face Theatre presents the world premiere of AD HOC [HOME], a devised play exploring 'family' written by and featuring members of the the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble and directed by AFT Education and Outreach Director Ali Hoefnagel and Education Associate Kieran Kredell. AD HOC [HOME] will play now through July 31, 2016 at the Claudia Cassidy Theater at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. in Chicago. The press opening is tonight, July 22, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tony Award Winner, Laura Benanti, delighted the students of Broadway Artists Alliance's Summer Intensive program with a surprise visit this past Thursday! Benanti, who recently finished up a successful run of She Loves Me (2016 Tony Nomination for Leading Actress in a Musical), was as inciteful and entertaining off stage as she is on, during her Q&A with these aspiring young professionals. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Feature: HENRY AWARDS 2016 presented by Colorado Theatre Guild
by Chris Arneson - Jul 22, 2016

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LES MISERABLES Miniseries Heading to TV; BWW Looks Back at Many Adaptations!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

As BWW reported earlier today, Weinstein Television and the BBC will collaborate on a new version of Victor Hugo's LES MISERABLES. Below, BWW looks back on the many incarnations of the Victor Hugo classic (more...)

PTP/NYC's After Dark Series Begins Tonight with CRAB ON ITS BACK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project), in association with Middlebury College, continues its 30th repertory season (and 10th consecutive in New York City) celebration with a range of special events, all free of charge to audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Nikki M. James, Patina Miller and Laura Osnes Attend IRC GenR Summer Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

IRC Voice Morena Baccarin, Ben McKenzie, Patina Miller, Deborah Ayorinde, Laura Osnes and Nikki M. James were just a few of the many supporters who joined the International Rescue Committee last night for their annual GenR Summer Party at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. Scroll down for photos of the Broadway stars at the event! (more...)

Lil Rel Howery, Nikki Glaser and More to Headline Carolines on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Carolines on Broadway announces its line-up for the month of August, highlighted by headliners Lil Rel Howery, from NCB's 'The Carmichael Show,' August 4 - 6; Justin Willman, from his Comedy Central special 'Sleight of Mouth,' August 11 - 14; Nikki Glaser, star of Comedy Central's 'Not Safe with Nikki Glaser' and the film 'Trainwreck,' August 18 - 21; Gerald Kelly, from NBC's 'Last Comic Standing,' August 25; and Nate Bargatze, from his Comedy Central special Nate Bargatze: Full Time Magic, August 26 - 28. (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The season begins with King Lear by William Shakespeare. The production will coincide with the Folger Shakespeare Library's national tour of First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, which will bring a rare first folio to UConn's campus where it will be displayed September 1-25, 2016 in the William Benton Museum of Art. King Lear will be directed by Dale AJ Rose and play onstage in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre October 6-16, 2016. (more...)

Theatre Three to Stage THE WEDDING SINGER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Theatre Three presents the smash-hit Broadway musical THE WEDDING SINGER, with Music by Matthew Sklar, Book by Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy, and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin. (more...)

Harbourfront Centre to Kick Off SHIELD TO SHORE Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Harbourfront Centre is excited to present the inaugural Shield To Shore Festival, showcasing the cultural riches of the St. Lawrence River corridor, from Ontario to Atlantic Canada, July 22-24. (more...)

Luciole International Theatre to Translate Photography to the Stage in PANGEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Luciole International Theatre continues their inaugural season with passion, risk and awe. Houston has been named one of the most diverse cities in the United States. (more...)

Awestruck Orders Second Season of Hit Reality Series SNOOKI & JWOWW: MOMS WITH ATTITUDE
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Awestruck, AwesomenessTV's network and lifestyle entertainment brand for millennial moms, announced today that Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley are returning for a second season of their popular digital series, Snooki & JWOWW: Moms With Attitude. (more...)

CBS Moves Sci-fi Comedy BRAINDEAD to Sundays to Make Room for Political Conventions
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

BRAINDEAD will move to Sundays beginning July 24 at 10 PM, replacing encore broadcasts of Elementary, in order to make room for coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Playhouse Square Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Back by popular demand, the National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold out and record-breaking engagements in 2013 & 2015, returns to Cleveland for a strictly limited, one-week run September 12-17, 2017, a FirstMerit Diamond Performance at Playhouse Square. (more...)

NYMT's PRODIGY Original Cast Recording Set for Release This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Auburn Jam Records and National Youth Music Theatre are excited to be releasing the Original Cast Recording of PRODIGY, the new musical from Jake Brunger and Pippa Cleary, commissioned and developed by NYMT for its premiere production at The St James Theatre in August 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Mentors Broadway Artists Alliance Students
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony Award Nominee and School of Rock's leading man, Alex Brightman, visited the students of Broadway Artists Alliance on Thursday, July 7th. Brightman spoke of how his career journey led to originating the role of Dewey Finn, which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

ZviDance Names Allen Maniker M.D. as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

New York based contemporary dance company, ZviDance, now in its 25th year, has appointed a new executive director, Allen Maniker M.D. (more...)

MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

Disney Channel's ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING is #1 Cable TV Telecast of 2016 in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The premiere (Friday, June 24) of Disney Channel's ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING ranked as the No. 1 cable TV telecast of 2016 to-date among kids and tweens and the No. 1 cable TV movie of 2016 in Total Viewers. (more...)

The Wilma Theater, William Way LGBT Community, Philadelphia Fight and More Team Up to Provide Community Spaces for #PHILLY4PULSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

On June 14, 2016, owners and representatives from some of the Philadelphia's most popular LGBTQ bars and clubs along with the William Way Community Center, announced a huge historic fundraiser, PHILLY4PULSE, to support victims of the recent attacks at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub. The community is producing a one night massive event for the victims and families of Pulse Nightclub on July 21, 2016. The William Way LGBT Community Center has released additional details about their portion of PHILLY4PULSE, as well as additional community partners. (more...)

Diversionary Theatre to Present [manhandled]
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Renowned choreographer Michael Mizerany (bare: a pop opera, A New Brain), returns to the Diversionary stage with [manhandled], a provocative dance program from his company Compulsion Dance & Theatre. Mizerany, a long-time collaborator of Diversionary Theatre, says he was inspired to create the piece after people-watching in airports: (more...)

Rockers United Foundation to Host ROCK FOR FREEDOM Benefit Show
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Veteran photographer Kevin Estrada has shot some of rock's biggest names over the years - Nirvana, Kiss, REM, Green Day, Fergie, etc.  Once more, he is using his connections in the world of rock for a good cause - to fight human trafficking, through the celebrity charity event, 'Rock For Freedom,' on July 28th at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood fueled by Monster Energy. (more...)

Kris Jenner & More Set for Season 2 of HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM WITH TYLER HENRY on E!
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

HOLLYWOOD MEDIUM WITH TYLER HENRY will continue to follow the 20-year-old medium, clairvoyant and medical intuitive as he sits down with a vast variety of both believers and skeptics, to convey messages from beyond (more...)

FEARLESS! THE GOLDEN LOVE MUSICAL Continues This Month at Cookeville Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Actors Valerie Connelly (second from left) and John Armstrong celebrate after performing as characters Nikki and Daniel in the Broadway-style show 'FEARLESS! The Golden Love Musical'. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returning to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON , which played a sold out two-week run in 2015 returns to Milwaukee for a one-week only limited engagement on October 25-30 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10:00 am. Tickets will be available at the Marcus Center box office (929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee), all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting MarcusCenter.org or by calling 414-273-7206. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. (more...)

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by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

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Photo Flash: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Casts Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Little Shop of Horrors, the stage and screen musical that has circled the globe for over 30 years, consuming audiences with chills, thrills and laughter, arrived Monday night at Feinstein's/54Below. One unprecedented evening brought together performers from the original production through the Broadway revival for stories told, reminiscences shared, and songs sung. (more...)

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