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New Season of MONSTERS INSIDE ME Set for Animal Planet's Halloween Week
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Petrifying parasites, bacteria, viruses, fungi and oddities are back with a vengeance when Animal Planet plays host to an all-new season of MONSTERS INSIDE ME. (more...)

Kim Gambino and Polly Adams Cast for Reading of LIFE AND OTHER DISASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Polly Adams (Ensemble Studio Theatre founding member and recently seen as Frau Schmidt in The Radicalization of Rolfe, NY Fringe) has been cast in the role of Martha, and Kim Gambino (Bug by Tracy Letts) has been cast in the role of Brooke, for a reading of a comedy LIFE & OTHER DISASTERS by Julie Richardson on September 19, 7pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center as part of the 29th Street Playwrights Collective NEW WORKS SERIES. (more...)

Chicago Author Tami Gilbert Pens COURAGE TO PERSEVERE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Tami Gilbert should probably have ended up a statistic: someone bitter, broken and rootless. She beat the odds and it was no accident. Born and raised in Nigeria, she was abandoned by her father when she was only eight years old and then by her mother. After being taken in by relatives, she left Africa when she was 15, expecting to live with her father. Instead she found herself unwanted and living in a cousin's dark and cold basement in Chicago, resolving to triumph over the mean circumstances life had handed her. (more...)

Alec Mapa, Stars of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE and More Set for 2015 Holiday Lineup at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

The Laurie Beechman Theatre has announced its 2015 Alternative Holiday Show Lineup, running November 28 - December 21, 2015 and featuring Alec Mapa, Jackie Beat, the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race & more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 22, 2016
by - Oct 22, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: Exhilarating and Emotional THE BANDSTAND, An Original Musical That Soars With 1940s Swing
by Michael Dale - Oct 19, 2015

The pounding rhythms of 1940s dance music echo the horrors experienced by returning World War II soldiers. (more...)

BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL at the Segal Centre is a Spunky and Sassy Success
by Meghan Pearson - Oct 16, 2015

The “Barbra Question” can often plague theatre companies when the idea of producing a Funny Girl musical is brought up. How can one produce the show in a way that even comes close to the iconic version that Streisand led in her breakout role? They face the additional obstacle of satisfying audience members who have the same question on their mind; audiences who are predestined to be resigned to the fact that the musical won't be as enjoyable as the first time around, that is, the version that included Barbra tripping and schmaltzing her way into their hearts. (more...)

Tallgrass Film Festival to Screen Beth Dewey's 'Erasing Eden,' Starring Breeda Wool
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

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Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 11/29/2015
by BWW - Nov 29, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 11/27/2016
by BWW - Nov 27, 2016

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Alec Mapa, Stars of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE and More Set for 2015 Holiday Lineup at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

The Laurie Beechman Theatre has announced its 2015 Alternative Holiday Show Lineup, running November 28 - December 21, 2015 and featuring Alec Mapa, Jackie Beat, the stars of RuPaul's Drag Race & more! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 11/22/2015
by BWW - Nov 22, 2015

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BWW Recap: A Dark Secret in the ARROW Brotherhood
by Misha Davenport - Nov 18, 2015

Ollie (aka Green ARROW, played by Stephen Amell) and Diggle (David Ramsey) uncover the truth about Diggle's brother. Hint: it involves Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), Thea (aka Speedy, played by Willa Holland) loses it and Felicity (Emily Brett Rickards) is again adorkable in this week's ep, Brotherhood. Keep your eye on the target, we'll get you caught up. (more...)

Kelly Moore Releases BROKEN PIECES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Kelly Moore, a registered nurse, wife, mother, grandmother, avid reader, devoted romance writer and author, has completed her new book 'Broken Pieces': a gripping and potent work of romance that details the story of two people coming together and accepting each other's past in hopes of love. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Holzman's CHOICE Receives World Premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre
by Jan Nargi - Nov 11, 2015

This Fall two of Boston's finest theater companies have taken the discussion on abortion out of the public arena and made it much more personal. Last month Company One Theatre explored the devastating reality of do-it-yourself abortions among teenagers in Ruby Rae Spiegel's unflinching new play DRY LAND. Now the Tony Award-winning Huntington Theatre Company examines the lingering, long-range effects of abortion in CHOICE, a provocative new play by Winnie Holzman (Wicked, My So-Called Life) that has a woman caught in the throes of a mid-life crisis looking back on the choice she made in her feminist youth. (more...)

THE BIG DRY Opens in June at Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Imagine a world of dust. A future where water drips brown from the taps. Where dust storms reduce houses to rubble. Where a young boy, George (Rory Potter) and his younger brother, Beeper (played alternatively by Jack Andrew & Noah Sturzaker), fight to survive while waiting for their father to return home.  And where a young rebellious girl, Emily (Sofia Nolan), won't take No for an Answer. Imagine the future. Imagine The Big Dry. (more...)

Cast Announced for Broadway Method Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Broadway Method Academy, Fairfield County's premier musical theater training program, has announced casting for their summer production of the hit blockbuster, Legally Blonde. (more...)

Pop / Operatic Tenor Thomas Spencer Announced New Album 'The Journey'
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Thomas Spencer and his brother Oliver are the unlikely lads; the underdogs, fuelled by massive talent and no little grit, who have travelled from the tiny South Derbyshire village of Castle Gresley to Los Angeles, where they recorded The Journey, the sparkling, luscious second album under singer Thomas's name. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin and More Set for Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 this year, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California tonight, March 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Pays Tribute to Moms Everywhere in a Heartbreaking Episode; Ellen Pompeo Directs!
by Lauren Gienow - Mar 31, 2017

Tonight's emotional hour was entitled “Be Still My Soul” and it marked lead, Ellen Pompeo's directorial debut. Two weeks ago at Paleyfest, Ms. Pompeo commented on how the story in this episode had a great deal of meaning to her and it was important that this be the one that she direct. The episode centers on Maggie's struggle to come to terms with her mother's illness and eventual death. It also explores the beautiful relationship that exists between a child (of any age) and their mother. Guest star LaTanya Richardson Jackson is fantastic as Diane Pierce and Kelly McCreary (Maggie) breaks hearts with her performance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

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BWW Review: Is It Love Or Chemistry? Lucy Prebble's Intriguing THE EFFECT
by Michael Dale - Mar 21, 2016

Two volunteers for a pharmaceutical study fall in love, but is it a drug-induced emotion? (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

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LEGALLY BLONDE Begins 6/14 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Review: Smoothly Revised RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD Returns to LA at Kirk Douglas Theatre
by Don Grigware - Jul 18, 2016

The name of the game in show biz is never to settle for greatness, but rather to go that extra mile and make it better. Such is the case with Recorded in Hollywood. In its transferal from a smaller Hollywood space to the Kirk Douglas Theatre,  the show provides a book by Matt Donnelly and Jamelle Dolphin that opens up even more than before to tell the true story of record producer John Dolphin. The story takes place from 1948 to 1958 in South Central, Los Angeles, when blacks were arrested for the slightest infractions of the law. Since I did not see the initial production, I am basing my opinions on this newer version. It is slick, a very slick show with a dynamic, triple threat ensemble headed by Stu James, directed superbly by Denise Dowse and choreographed to the max by Cassie Crump. The bad feature is that it only runs through August 7. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 5, 2016
by - Jan 5, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PODCAST: New York City Center Celebrates The 75th Anniversary of Carol Channing's New York Stage Debut
by Michael Dale - Jan 5, 2016

The Broadway legend was first seen by New York audiences in a political operetta by Marc Blitzstein. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Readers Wish Carol Channing a Happy Birthday
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

The Broadway community celebrates the career of the larger than life star, Carol Channing today on the occasion of her 95th birthday. In honor of this, we asked our readers to chime in and give her their well-wishes on Facebook. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, Eden Espinosa, and Laura Bell Bundy Join Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld previously reported that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 today, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Hello, Carol! A Tribute to Carol Channing in Honor of Her 95th Birthday
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

Happy 95th birthday to legendary star of the stage and screen, Carol Channing! With three Tony Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Globe Award, plus an Oscar nomination, Carol is especially beloved and revered in the Broadway community. (more...)

FDU Theatre to Stage LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Students from Fairleigh Dickinson University's Visual and Performing Arts Department will be participating in the upcoming production, Legally Blonde, March 24-April 2 under the direction of Cindy Thole. (more...)

BWW Interview: Cessalee Stovall Is Helping Teens Follow Their Dreams with Music Dance Theatre Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Cessalee Stovall has been chasing her Broadway dreams since she was 4 years old and she still hasn't stopped. After booking The Book of Mormon, her NYC dreams were finally realized!! Then, she decided to give back! She started the Music Dance Theatre Workshop to help teenagers get on the right path to realize their own Broadway dreams.  (more...)

BWW TV: Carol Channing Thanks Fans for Birthday Love!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2016

Larger than life star, Carol Channing celebrated her 95th birthday yesterday. With three Tony Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Globe Award, plus an Oscar nomination, Carol is especially beloved and revered in the Broadway community. Below watch as she thanks fans for all of the birthday love! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/06/2015
by BWW - Dec 6, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 12/04/2016
by BWW - Dec 4, 2016

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Open Book Theatre Company to Present BOY GETS GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2016

For three weekends, January 13-28, a gripping thriller will take the stage at Open Book Theatre in Trenton. Boy Gets Girl is in the same vein as recent hit books/movies Gone Girl and Girl on the Train. Open Book Artistic Director Krista Ewbank is featured as Theresa, who goes on an awkward blind date with Tony. Theresa she sees no reason to continue the relationship-but Tony thinks otherwise. Theresa's strength and independence begin to unravel as Tony continues to refuse to take No for an Answer. "This play has sparked great conversations among the actors and production staff during rehearsals," said Ewbank. "It fits right in to the larger discussion we are all having about the way women are treated and the subtle and not so subtle intimidations and sexualized assumptions that happen to us each day. We share our personal stories and talk about what's happening in the world today. We are excited to have the audience engage in these conversations with us." (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Lily Tomlin and More Set for Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 this year, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 12/13/2015
by BWW - Dec 13, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 12/11/2016
by BWW - Dec 11, 2016

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BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - Excellent Performers Brought Down By Technical Issues
by Lynn Beaver - Dec 11, 2015

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, currently playing at Georgetown's Palace Theatre exhibits some truly wonderful performances from many of the actors, unfortunately it is the technical aspects of the show that are less than stellar. (more...)

'Judy Garland & Liza Minnelli Live at the London Palladium' Celebrated with Remastered Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Universal Music Enterprises celebrates Judy Garland's incredible legacy with a trio of remastered, 180-gram vinyl reissues of her greatest albums (more...)

In The Wings Productions Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, Now thru 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Director Adam Glassman, is tickled pink to present Legally Blonde The Musical. Having won over audiences across the nation, Elle, Bruiser and friends will make their Snug Harbor Music Hall debut for a two week limited engagement, opening tonight, August 7 and playing through Sunday, August 16. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: WAITRESS Tests Its Recipe for Success at A.R.T.
by Jan Nargi - Aug 24, 2015

WAITRESS, the promising new musical adaptation of the 2007 indie rom-com that starred Kerri Russell and Nathan Fillion, may need a bit more shaking and baking before it's ready to contend for Broadway's Blue Ribbon. However, singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, screenwriter-turned-librettist Jessie Nelson, director Diane Paulus and star Jessie Mueller have stirred enough tasty ingredients into their bittersweet concoction to whet the audience's appetite for a second serving. (more...)

Bravo to Premiere Season Six of MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK, 5/25
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Bravo Media's favorite New York realtors are back and busier than ever when season six of the Emmy-nominated MILLION DOLLAR LISTING NEW YORK returns on Thursday, May 25 at 9pm ET/PT with a special supersized episode. (more...)

Casting Announced for LEGALLY BLONDE At Edinburgh's Festival Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 28, 2017

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to the Festival Theatre in November! (more...)

BWW Review: In Exhilarating and Moving BANDSTAND, War Veterans Use Music To Express What They Can't Put Into Words
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2017

As they sit in darkness, the first thing the audience hears is the sound of distant explosions. They come with an erratic frequency, edging frighteningly closer with each blast. But gradually, the sound becomes more rhythmic, adapting a fierce pulse until what we're hearing is a drum set beating out a swing tempo. (more...)

Rita Simons, Lucie Jones And Bill Ward Lead New UK Tour Of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

OMG you guys!!! Legally Blonde The Musical is going on tour! EastEnders' Rita Simon, Lucie Jones, who is representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest with 'Never Give Up On You' on Saturday May 13, and Bill Ward (Coronation Street and Emmerdale) are to star in a major new UK tour of  the smash-hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde The Musical.  (more...)


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A.C.T. Closes Out 2016–17 season with A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary Summer of Love in San Francisco-coinciding with A.C.T.'s 50th anniversary-American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will close out its 2016-17 season with Broadway's critically acclaimed musical A Night with Janis Joplin (June 7-July 2, 2017). (more...)

New Wispere Mattress Company Raises '200K in Funding to Improve Peoples Sleep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

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