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Blue Angel (New York, NY)
152 East 55th St.

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The last word in beauty. Pageant is a pageant. Judges selected from the audience actually vote and determine the winner who, therefore, may be different at each performance. The show takes its shots not by mocking the pageant from the outside, but by being one. The six contestants compete for the title of Miss Glamouresse (Glamouresse being a cosmetics company). Miss Deep South, Miss West Coast, Miss Great Plains, Miss Bible Belt, Miss Industrial Northeast. and Miss Texas and compete in evening gowns, talent, swim-wear and spokemodeling, plus the finalists answer actual calls from the Glamouresse Beauty Crisis Hotline.


Photo Flash: Seth Sikes Brings Liza Minnelli Tribute Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, 'may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook' returned to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Wednesday, June 8th in Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli, an evening of Minnelli's most popular songs. The show was performed to a capacity crowd that included legendary composer John Kander who wrote all of Minnelli's signature tunes along with Broadway director Susan Stroman and lyricist David Zippel. (more...)

StageOne to Present THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

StageOne is bringing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever back to the stage just in time for the Holidays! The Herdmans are the worst kids in the whole history of the world; they lie, steal and cheat. Now they have bullied their way into the church's annual Christmas Pageant! Slated to be the 'worst Pageant ever,' the whole town has gathered in anticipation, waiting to see the Herdmans ruin Christmas. (more...)

Salty Brine to Premiere New Cabaret Inspired by Modest Mouse at The Red Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Salty Brine announces the premiere of a new cabaret, Good News, or Harry the Dog, as the latest installment in his series, Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret. Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret, which performs every Wednesday as part of Brine's residency at The Red Room (85 E. 4th St.), explores a different iconic album each month in a live cabaret setting. (more...)

NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC Premieres Tomorrow on Seeso
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Emmy and WGA Award winning and Grammy-nominated comedian Wyatt Cenac brings his NYC stand-up comedy staple to Seeso today with “NIGHT TRAIN WITH WYATT CENAC,” a freewheeling mix of stand up, music and other surprises, where anything can happen and anything is welcome. (more...)

Seth Sikes to Make Provincetown Debut with Judy Garland Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, 'may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook' will make his Provincetown debut as part of the 2016 Broadway Series season at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7:30PM in his critically acclaimed show Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland, an evening of Garland's most loved songs. (more...)

ET's Nancy O'Dell to Host BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR on CBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Nancy O'Dell, co-host of the Emmy Award-winning “Entertainment Tonight,” is set to host the BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, a two-hour entertainment special to be broadcast live from the Charles River Esplanade in Boston, Monday, July 4 (more...)

Tanya O'Debra's RADIO STAR Set for UNDER St. Marks, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Watch (but mainly listen) as Tanya O'Debra lends her voice to ten characters while staging live sound effects in this naughty 1940's radio detective spoof. When a wealthy client hires Private Dick Nick McKittrick to find her husband's killer, she learns that he will literally stick his nose where it doesn't belong. Just like the golden age of radio. Only much, much dirtier. (more...)

2016 Miss Teen USA Competition Comes to The Venetian This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Miss Universe Organization announced today that the 2016 MISS TEEN USA Competition will stream live from The Venetian Las Vegas on Saturday, July 30. Additionally, the MISS TEEN USA Preliminary Show will be held at The Venetian on Friday, July 29. (more...)

'ARTURO UI', HIR, 'PRISCILLA' and More Highlight BLUEBARN Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

BLUEBARN Theatre introduces Season 28: identity. (more...)

Mrs. Wellington, Karyn Turk Crowned Mrs. Florida, U.S. Continental 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

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Out Front Theatre Company Reveals Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Out Front Theatre Company, Atlanta's foremost theatre that exists to tell stories of the LGBTQIA experience and community, is excited to announce their inaugural season and to erupt onto the Atlanta Arts landscape with a season of productions and events that will enthrall, entice and entertain audiences and artists alike. (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
by - Jun 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, July 13, 2016! (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present six productions in the 2016-2017 season, ranging from revamped classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

Marx Brothers Musical Revival I'LL SAY SHE IS Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

After selling out its initial run, I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, will extend its historic revival at The Connelly Theater through July 3. (more...)

Garbage to Perform Tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Pandora Releases Exclusive Garbage Mixtape
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

In celebration of the release of their critically acclaimed sixth studio studio album Strange Little Birds, Garbage will perform tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tune in to ABC at 11:35pm/10:35pm CST to catch the band's return to late night television. (more...)

The Skivvies to Join Off-Broadway's 'SEX TIPS' for Limited Run in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man, the hit comedy written by Matt Murphy, based on the best-selling book by Dan Anderson and Maggie Berman, is about to get even sexier. (more...)

THE CALAMARI SISTERS to Play Bristol Riverside Theatre, 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The riotous and wacky Calamari Sisters return to Bristol Riverside Theatre from July 27-July 31 to dish out another helping of their special brand of musical culinary education with The Calamari Sisters' Clam Bake starring Delphine and Carmela Calamari. These plus-size siblings teach the ins and outs of an Italian clam bake, singing, dancing and cooking their way through the perfect summer picnic to make the juiciest clams in town. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

HOME Announces Complete Programme for Edinburgh Fringe Showcase ORBIT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

HOME has announced the complete programme for ORBIT - its very first international theatre festival showcasing 10 of the most exciting and critically acclaimed productions from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - on sale from today, Fri 17 June. (more...)

The Friday 5: OKLAHOMA's Baugher, Bupp, Riggs and Lamb
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

2015 First Night Honoree Martha Wilkinson directs - with musical direction by Tim Fudge, and choreography by Curtis Reid and Lauri Gregoire - the first collaboration from Music City Theatre Collective and Metro Parks Theatre Department of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, running at the Centennial Park Bandshell June 17-July 2. (more...)

Netflix Finds Fans of Orange is the New Black Are Repeat Offenders
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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Ardea Arts to Host Showcase Performances of BOUNCE THE BASKETBALL OPERA at Paerdegat Park, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Ardea Arts announces BOUNCE The Basketball Opera, their latest project in development. Showcase performances will take place at Paerdegat Park in East Flatbush, Brooklyn Saturday-Monday June 25-27, 2016 at 6pm. BOUNCE is a free, non-ticketed event, open to the public. For more information, visit www.ardeaarts.com/bounce/. (more...)

Grammy Winners Ghost Announce 'Popestar' U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have announced the Popestar U.S. headlining tour - a 35 city run that will include two rituals at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this coming October. Tickets for these dates will be available for purchase beginning Friday, June 17th at 10:00 AM local time. Tickets purchased for select shows will include a digital download of new music that will be made available the day their Fall rituals begin. Check out http://ghost-official.com for participating dates and details. VIP packages are also available. See below for a complete list of dates and for more information on upcoming appearances, click HERE. (more...)

BWW Review: Shakespeare Brushes Up His Friedan in Phyllida Lloyd's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Michael Dale - Jun 14, 2016

Janet McTeer and Cush Jumbo lead an all-woman company in a play that can be troublesome for contemporary audiences. (more...)

Grammy Winners Ghost Announce 'Popestar' Headlining U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Grammy Award-winning band Ghost have announced the Popestar U.S. headlining tour - a 35 city run that will include two rituals at The Wiltern in Los Angeles this coming October. (more...)

BWW Review: PAGEANT is Pink Cotton Candy Escapism
by Frank Benge - Jun 13, 2016

Pageant, when it originally opened in 1991, was almost ground breaking. The idea of doing a musical parody of a beauty Pageant performed by men in drag was fresh… and a little bit crazy in all the good ways. However, twenty five years later, in 2016, the concept creaks in a world where we have RuPaul's Drag Race and traditional beauty Pageants have been relegated to cable channels few people watch. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Conclude 2015-16 Season with MOON VINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The final show in the Playhouse on the Square 2015/2016 season is the World Premiere Production of Moon Vine at TheatreWorks! (more...)

Garbage's New Album 'Strange Little Birds' Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Garbage's sixth studio album Strange Little Birds is now available in stores and at all digital retailers. The album was recorded and produced by the band (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) in Los Angeles and released via their own STUNVOLUME Records. (more...)

IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL Opens Tomorrow at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Get ready to mash things up! In celebration of the opening night performance of IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL this Saturday, July 9, Mayor Carolyn Goodman has proclaimed July 9, 2016 "IDAHO! THE COMEDY MUSICAL DAY" in Las Vegas. A proclamation ceremony will take place in Symphony Park at 6 p.m. that evening, which is open to the public, and will be followed by the opening night performance at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall. The proclamation ceremony will take place in front of an epic 18-wheel, 6-ton Big Idaho Potato Truck, which will remain on display in Symphony Park through Tuesday, July 12. Tickets to this 'spudtacular' production are still available, and include admission to the Ida-Ho-Down after-party on Saturday night. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Perez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Perez Hilton has been set to host Broadway Under the Stars - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of 'Dreamgirls' - on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. (more...)

Miss Asia North America to Host Official 2016 Pageant Events at The Venetian This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Miss Asian North America is taking over The Venetian Las Vegas for a collection of events in honor of its fourth annual Pageant with delegates from all over the United States and Canada.  (more...)

TNC's 40th Street Theater Tour ELECTION SELECTION, OR YOU BET! Begins in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company will open its 40th annual tour August 6 with 'Election Selection, or You Bet!,' a rip-roaring musical in which three everyday New Yorkers are galvanized into community activists. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 18. Book, lyrics and direction are by Crystal Field; the musical score is composed and arranged by Joseph Vernon Banks. (Schedule follows at bottom of this document.) (more...)

Fun House to Mount Original Play About Barack Obama's Presidency
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Twenty-five young actors aged 6-17 will bring Jeff Swearingen's original allegorical satire, Old McDonald's Farm: A Children's Fable About the Obama Presidency to life August 19-27. (more...)

Soho Rep. Presents Jomama Jones in World Premiere of DUAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

At the Connelly Theater (220 E. 4th St.), Soho Rep. welcomes the return of legendary entertainer Jomama Jones in the world premiere of Duat by Daniel Alexander Jones, running October 11-November 6. Five years ago, New York audiences and critics alike swooned over the Soho Rep. production of Jones's Radiate. David Rooney in his New York Times Critics' Pick review declared, 'Radiate glows, making it hard not to surrender to this sequin-encrusted earth mother's soulful embrace.' Hilton Als in The New Yorker said, 'What we learn from Jomama's very particular radiance is this: you don't have to reduce the musical form to a musical just to make it more digestible. If you make a good, less reductive, and more grownup show, the people will come.' (more...)

Opening This Week, Award-Winning Documentary, HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY SALON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

PALADIN PRESENTS HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY SALON DIRECTED BY: GLENN HOLSTEN (THE BAREFOOT ARTIST, OC87) OPENS IN NEW YORK ON FRIDAY, JULY 29 AT THE VILLAGE EAST CINEMA WINNER! 2016 SAMSHA VOICE AWARD (Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) (more...)

'Unauthorized': Just An Eye-Catching Word or A Legal Necessity?
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The word 'unauthorized' has been used to promote numerous musical spoofs, but does the word protect the creators from claims of copyright infringement? (more...)

VIDEO: Max Crumm, Ellyn Marsh Join The Skivvies For a Post-Show Set at SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

Broadway's favorite undie-wearing duo have joined the cast of SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN for a limited three week run. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - TLC's TODDLERS AND TIARAS Returns with Big Hair & Bigger Stakes
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Olympics aren't the only high stakes competition in town! TLC brings back fan-favorite TODDLERS AND TIARAS for 13 for 13 episodes on August 24TH at 9/8c. (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

VIDEO: Lesli Margherita Joins The Skivvies For a Post-Show Set at SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN
by Michael Dale - Jul 18, 2016

The Olivier-winning star is the first special guest during The Skivvies' 3-week run in SEX TIPS. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have announced that tickets for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 22. (more...)

TheatreZone Stages Gershwin's Political Satire OF THEE I SING AT YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Find out the answer when non-profit Equity group TheatreZone and Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music and The Arts debut George Gershwin's legendary political satire Of Thee I Sing in the intimate 190-seat U.Tobe Recital Hall on the campus of FGCU in Fort Myers in October. (more...)

HOPPING ON DOWN THE BUNNY TRAIL to Play The Eclectic Company Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

If you like 'Modern Family' and its juxtaposition of humor and the realities of familial and societal evolution, but crave a tiny bit more depth, this production is for you. 'Hopping On Down The Bunny Trail,' a new play written by Mark Hooker, premieres Thursday, August 11th at The Eclectic Company Theatre, near the North Hollywood Arts District. (more...)

Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

KAREN OLIVO, who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, returns to the stage as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Joining Ms. Olivo in Chicago are Broadway veterans MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton, and ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III. (more...)

MAMMIA MIA! Set to Open Playhouse on the Square's 48th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

On August 12th, Playhouse on the Square's 48th season opens with the smash-hit musical Mamma Mia! (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Returns to Emerald City Theatre this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre are pleased to announce A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS by Charles M. Schulz returns to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) November 11, 2016 through January 8, 2017, after playing to sold-out houses during the 2015 holiday season. Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson and adapted for the stage by Eric Schaefferby special arrangement with Arthur Whitelaw and Ruby Persson,  this newly-staged production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS will be directed by Ann Filmer. (more...)

Jeff Perry & Ora Jones to Star in LOVE KILLS Concert Reading at Steppenwolf, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added an additional offering to the LookOut summer lineup in the new 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted. Love Kills: A Concert Reading by writer/composer Kyle Jarrow is a new rock musical about the famous teen spree killer Charlie Starkweather starring Steppenwolf ensemble members Jeff Perry and Ora Jones with Patrick Rooney. Directed by Kent Paul with musical direction by Matt Hinkley, there will be five performances: Friday, July 1 at 8pm, Saturday July 2 and Sunday, July 3 at 2:30 and 8pm. The producers are Ellen Raphael, Kent Paul and Tommy Russell. Tickets ($25) are available now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted) 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Shakespeare & Company Present Regional Premiere of THE TAMING
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 1, 2016

Shakespeare & Company opened its 39th Performance Season on  May 27 with the regional premiere of The Tamingand Broadwayworld was there for one of the performances. Written by award-winning playwright Lauren Gunderson, and directed by Company veteran Nicole Ricciardi, the outlandish and politically charged comedy is playing at the Elayne Bernstein Theatre running through July 30, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: CEO Griff O'Neil Discusses WCOPA Championships Set to Open in LONG BEACH JULY 8
by Don Grigware - Jul 1, 2016

Singers, dancers, actors, models and instrumentalists will compete at the 20th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) July 8 - 17, 2016 in Long Beach, California. This international meet is often cited as the official 'Talent Olympics' for performers and is the only event of its kind! (more...)

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