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Nick Kroll Wants Bernie Sanders & President Obama to Guest in Broadway's OH HELLO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

OH HELLO's Nick Kroll says his dream guest would be former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Announces 2017 Season of Women Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Coming off their second win for Outstanding Theatre of The Year from the Gregory Awards, Sound Theatre Company announces their most compelling and relevant season to date. (more...)

'Calling' by Label Boss DJ Licious Out Now on SHOMI Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Currently riding a wave of underground success with his track 'Calling', Belgian House DJ/producer DJ Licious is gearing up for the records global push via his imprint SHOMI Records. (more...)

Food, Glorious Food! PTC Partners with Utah Food Bank During Run of OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company, continuing a tradition that began in 2011, begins its annual holiday drive coinciding with the opening of the musical, Oliver! (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Present Staged Reading of AFTER ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players, in association with Missing Bolts Productions Inc. (Blair Baker & Zac Kline artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (Caridad Svich, founder) will present a staged reading of AFTER ORLANDO, two evenings of short plays in response to the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Performing Arts Fort Worth is Proud to Present the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth is proud to present the U.S. national tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, at Bass Performance Hall January 17-22. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE is a brand-new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's Family Holiday Spectacular MARY POPPINS Continues its Run at the Lackland Peforming Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Centenary Stage Company's high-flying Family Holiday Musical Mary Poppins continues its run now through December 11 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center.  This "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" musical adventure is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, astonishing stagecraft and a live orchestra.  Centenary Stage Company's Family Holiday Musical not only signifies the start of the holiday season for many but celebrates all of Centenary Stage Company's programming by combining local regional talent, CSC staff, Centenary University Theatre Department faculty and students, Young Performers Workshop students and professional guest artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the UK Premiere of ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS Starring George Maguire and Rachael Wooding
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The West End is coming to Bridge House Theatre this Christmas with the UK premiere of the festive musical Another Night Before Christmas. (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Lights Up The Holiday
by Lynn Beaver - Nov 29, 2016

A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted and directed by Dave Steakley, currently playing at ZACH Theatre, has become an Austin tradition and is by far the best way to kick off the holiday season. Retooled to include new contemporary songs every year, the musical is performed by a Broadway caliber cast. The Dickens' classic has never been more entertaining, and with the addition of GREATER TUNA star Jaston Williams as Scrooge, this year is an extra special treat with a cherry on top. (more...)

Danielle Hope to Join Star-Studded Cast of DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

With less than one month to go until the opening of Birmingham's favourite pantomime, Qdos Entertainment and Birmingham Hippodrome are delighted to announce that West End actress and singer DANIELLE HOPE will join JOHN BARROWMAN, STEVE MCFADDEN, THE KRANKIES, JODIE PRENGER and MATT SLACK in this year's magical, festive production of Dick Whittington from Mon 19 Dec 2016 - Sun 29 Jan 2017.  (more...)

MOONLIGHT, Casey Affleck Among Winners of 26th Annual Gotham Awards; Full List!
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) hosted the 26th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards last night, November 28th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (more...)

More Tuna! OH, HELLO Extends on Broadway Through January 22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Theatergoers just can't get enough of Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland! Once again, OH, HELLO on BROADWAY has extended its engagement by one week to Sunday January 22, 2017. This will now be the final chance for audiences to catch Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's inexplicably popular alter egos in their acclaimed Broadway masterpiece. (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Death by Audio with GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This week at the Alamo Drafthouse, Brooklyn takes center stage with the release of Matthew Conboy's documentary GOODNIGHT BROOKLYN: THE STORY OF DEATH BY AUDIO, following the last weeks of legendary Brooklyn venue Death by Audio. Founded by Oliver Ackermann, Edan Wilber, and director Matthew Conboy in 2005, Death by Audio served as an incubator for underground music, art, and a non-traditional living environment until Vice Media took over the space in 2014. To celebrate the film's release, Matthew Conboy will appear in person for Q&As on 12/2 and 12/3. Following the screening on 12/2, join Conboy and the Alamo in celebrating the life of Death by Audio with an afterparty in the House of Wax featuring a live performance by Drawing Boards. (more...)

Samuel L. Jackson to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Dubai Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Flm icon Samuel L. Jackson, long-celebrated as one of cinema's most talented and intuitive actors, will be the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). (more...)

Axis' Holiday Show for Families SEVEN IN ONE BLOW Returns 12/12/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This December, the acclaimed Off-Broadway Axis Theatre Company will present the 15th annual production of its beloved family holiday show, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid. Adapted from the classic fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, this festive, interactive winter play is written and directed by Axis Artistic Director Randy Sharp (Edgar Oliver's Attorney Street, In the Park and East 10th Street). Though the poignant tale was created for kids, the Axis production-which teases out some of the many plausible subtexts-resonates equally well for adults. (more...)

WATCH: The xx Release 'On Hold' Video Directed By Alasdair McLellan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The xx today release their video for “On Hold,” the first single from the trio's highly anticipated third album I See You. (more...)

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan "knee whack" ice skating scandal. With book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, direction and choreography by Jon Martinez and musical direction by Aaron Benham, TONYA AND NANCY will play November 26 - December 30, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

World-favourite Family Musical ANNIE for Festive Season Run at Artscape
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

ANNIE, the world's favourite family musical, will be presented by Pieter Toerien and Hazel Feldman at Artscape for the 2016 festive season. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID - Awash With Problems
by Lynn Beaver - Nov 28, 2016

There are problems inherent in producing a modern Broadway play. A musical based on an animated movie raises the difficulty level unbelievably high. The Georgetown Palace's current production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID is a prime example of just how high the bar is set in trying to reproduce what looks seamless in New York. Unfortunately the result is a somewhat bumpy voyage under the sea. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards Update - Brooks Ashmanskas, Anthony Rodriguez Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Nominees to be Announced for The Curtain Up Show Album Of The Year 2016 in Association with Todaytix
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Nominees for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2016 in association with TodayTix will be revealed live on Resonance FM this Friday at 4.00pm GMT. (more...)

Sue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-Olds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-nine- and ten-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished professional actors including Sue Jean Kim (theater: Aubergine; film: Maggie's Plan, Bachelorette), Omar Metwally (film: Twilight: Breaking Dawn II, Rendition; TV: "The Affair," "Mr. Robot"), Stephen O'Reilly ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Orange is the New Black," "Girls"), Annie Purcell (The Coast of Utopia, Awake & Sing) and others will perform in Infinity and Beyond: The Ultimate Plays, the Project's Fall 2016 Playmaking show. (more...)

Jobsite Theater to Present AS YOU LIKE IT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and woman merely players" begins one of the most iconic monologues written in any language. Join Jobsite Theater, resident theater company of the Straz Center, in the forest of Arden this new year for a timeless tale of love, liberation, and transformation! William Shakespeare's As You Like It runs Jan. 13 - Feb. 5, 2017, in the Straz's Shimberg Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EPAC's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Based upon Charles Dickens' classic novel Oliver Twist, this musical production debuted at London's Noel Coward Theatre in 1960, moving to Broadway in 1964. Oliver! has since experienced many revivals on both sides of the Atlantic, most recently in 2009 on the West End, in addition to a number of international productions. It was also turned into an Academy Award-willing film in 1968. Now it comes to EPAC! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for the World Premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells & Tom Macrae's New Musical EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the cast for the world premiere of Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae's new musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie. (more...)

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals at Michael Fowler Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

After a string of triumphant 2015 dates across North America, BEN HARPER and the Innocent Criminals will embark on a headline tour of Australia and New Zealand early next year, marking their first national headline tour in more than eight years. (more...)

One Night Only! Robert Lindsay, Giovanna Fletcher and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in London Musical Theatre Orchestra's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the cast for its much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol'. (more...)

Fundraising Endeavours by WICKED Raises Money for the Planting of Over 5000 New Trees by The Woodland Trust
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

Thanks to donations from Wicked fans from across the UK, over £8,500 has been raised in 2016 for the Woodland Trust to create new woods as part of the production's annual WICKED DAY charitable fundraising activities. (more...)

VELVET Returns to Adelaide For One Show Only
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The award-winning hit show VELVET returns to Adelaide for one performance only on Saturday 25 February 2017 at the Thebarton Theatre.    Nominated for an ARIA Award and winner of four Adelaide Fringe Awards, including "Pick of the Fringe" and "Best of Fringe", this special one-off performance has been added to VELVET's Australian and New Zealand 2017 tour by popular demand.   (more...)

Red Snow Collective presents COMFORT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Red Snow Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Comfort, written by Canadian playwright and performer Diana Tso (Red Snow), and directed by William Yong (Zata Omm). Comfort, a poetic yet disturbing drama that features live music, innovative staging, and stylized movement, will be presented at the Aki Studio Theatre from November 24 - December 10, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anna-Jane Casey Talks ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Marianka Swain - Dec 2, 2016

Anna-Jane Casey made her West End debut in Cats, and has since starred in Chicago, West Side Story, Sunday in the Park with George and Billy Elliot, among others. She's currently in rehearsals for Sheffield Crucible's Christmas show, Annie Get Your Gun, in which she plays gun-totin' Annie Oakley. Previews begin on 9 December. (more...)

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in UK Tour of LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Hollywood legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal star in the upcoming UK tour of LOVE LETTERS, celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the European Debut of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Audiences will take an unforgettable journey through the Neverland they never knew this Christmas, as Northampton's Royal stage is transformed for the much-anticipated European Premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, now through 31 December. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: AMC Shares First Look Photos from Season 2 of INTO THE BADLANDS
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Today, AMC released first look photos from season two of its martial arts drama INTO THE BADLANDS.  The series has scored with critics and fans for its immersive world and the artistry of its elaborate fight sequences. (more...)

Scoop: ARROW on THE CW - Wednesday, December 21, 2016
by - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on ARROW, airing on THE CW on Wednesday, December 21, 2016! (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Opens THE SANTALAND DIARIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre announces a third holiday offering to Lancaster audiences - and beyond. The Santaland Diaries has been called "A sardonic, merrily subversive tale" (New York Newsday) and will have a limited run of six performances in the Tell Studio Theatre at the Fulton. (more...)

'THELMA BEE' Children's Author Erin Petti to Return to ImprovBoston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Fans of The Goonies, Goosebumps, and Coraline can now escape with The Peculiar Haunting of Thelma Bee. Its author Erin Petti will join the ImprovBoston Mainstage cast on December 8th for fast-paced games and hilarious scenes. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards Update - Tiziano D'Affuso, Jaysen Wright in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BabyNames.com Announces Top Baby Names of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

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Tickets on Sale This Month for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE in Winnipeg
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway Across Canada announced today that individual tickets for the Winnipeg premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Monday December 12 at 10am. (more...)

For the Holidays, Stageworks Theatre Presents the Touching Story of OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

How can one small boy defy cruel taskmasters, abusive authority figures, thieving friends, and even a heartless murderer? Join Stageworks for Oliver!, now through December 18, to find out. (more...)

Artists To Create Converse 'Chucks' to Raise Awareness For Ocean Conservation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Select artists, celebrities, and entrepreneurs are helping raise awareness for ocean conservation through a Design Collaboration with Converse, in which each of them will custom design a pair of Converse Classic Chuck Taylors. Participants include entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, actors Patrick Dempsey and Leo Fitzpatrick, The Kills singer-songwriter Alison Mosshart, Incubus drummer Jose Pasillas, designers Dee & Ricky and Sam Snyder, as well as world-renowned artists: Domingo Zapata, Emilio Perez, Uri Dotan, and Andre Saraiva. These one of a kind shoes will be auctioned off to raise funds for ocean conservation during the silent auction launching November 17th, 2016 for this year's Second Annual Ocean Gala in San Francisco on December 3, 2016, produced by MaiTai Global and OceanElders. (more...)

HBO and Cinemax Now Available for Amazon Prime Members with Amazon Channels
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Amazon today announced the launch of HBO and Cinemax on Amazon Channels. Prime members can now sign up for a monthly HBO subscription to get HBO's award-winning content for just $14.99 per month. (more...)

Robert Lindsay and Alex Gaumond to Reunite in London Debut of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the addition of  Alex Gaumond  to their much anticipated Christmas concert; the hit Broadway musical, 'A Christmas Carol,' with Robert Lindsay taking on the lead role of Scrooge, and Alex Gaumond playing Bob Cratchit. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Memphis Regional Awards Update - Justin Asher, Jo Lynne Palmer in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Signature Theatre's Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. Get ready for the show's big send-off with the company's rendition of 'Godspeed Titanic' below! (more...)

Actor Therapy Launches First Solo Cabaret Featuring Mathieu Whitman at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Actor Therapy will present Mathieu Whitman at Don't Tell Mama, December 7th, 2016.  The 9:30 PM concert is produced by Actor Therapy co-founders Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver, and will feature resident music director Rodney Bush on piano. (more...)

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