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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.

RIOULT Dance NY to Celebrate 20 Years with Performances at The Joyce Theater, 6/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will present two unique programs during the June 17-22, 2014 New York Season at The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street), NYC. (more...)

EMERGENCY!!! OR THE WORLD TAKES A SELFIE to Open TNC Street Theater's 2014 Tour, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Theater for the New City's award-winning Street Theater Company opens its 38th annual tour August 2 with 'EMERGENCY!!! or The World Takes A Selfie,' a rip-roaring outdoor musical comedy about a New York EMT worker on a workingman's grand tour of the world, who decides to tackle global problems the way he does emergencies of his NYC beat. Free performances will tour City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs through September 14. The piece has book, lyrics and direction by Crystal Field and musical score composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. (more...)

Scoop: EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS on ABC - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
by - Jun 30, 2014

Get all the scoop on EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 15, 2014! (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre's Youth Ensemble to Stage PINS AND WITHERS, 7/11-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of Pins and Withers, written and directed by Susan E. Bowen in collaboration with the A Red Orchid Youth Ensemble. Pins and Withers runs July 11 - July 19, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. (more...)

2014 Deer Valley Music Festival to Open with Patriotic Lineup, Featuring Texas Tenors and Kenny Rogers, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Deer Valley Music Festival, summer home of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, opens their eleventh season with a holiday bang this year and two special Fourth of July concerts at the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. (more...)

Disney XD Announces July 2014 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Disney XD announces July 2014 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

CIRQUE SHANGHAI: WARRIORS Adds 7/4 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

In celebration of the Independence Day Holiday, "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors" has added additional performances Friday, July 4 at 2, 4 and 7 p.m. encompassing remarkable acrobatics, thrilling daredevil stunts and exhilarating demonstrations from Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters. Following the evening's final performance of "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors," the annual 4th of July Navy Pier fireworks display will begin at 9:30 p.m. accompanied by music. (more...)

Horse Trade Theater Group Presents BUSTER JANGLE AND THE SNAPPER TUMBLER REVIEW, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Horse Trade Theater Group in association with The Nefarious Laboratory are proud to bring you: Buster Jangle & The Snapper Tumbler Review Present The World Of Tomorrow: An Atomic Powered Show of Nuclear Nudity. (more...)

SPOON Announces North American Headline Tour - Tickets on Sale 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Spoon has announced a late summer North American headlining tour in support of their forthcoming eighth studio album, They Want My Soul. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Extend PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI for Final Time Through July 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

After an astounding record-breaking 22 month run, their award-winning production of PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI, San Francisco's longest-running Cockettes musical hit is back on The Hypnodrome stage for a Fifth Anniversary Revival production. The show has been extended for the final time and MUST CLOSE on July 26, 2014. (more...)

Jose Rivera and More to Bring New Works to Brooklyn College, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Brooklyn College Department of Theater will present its inaugural New Works Brooklyn festival on June 25-29. The series will feature staged readings of one-act plays written by Kia Corthron, Erin Courtney, Jose Rivera, Anne Washburn, and Mac Wellman, all of whom will take part in audience talkbacks during the week. In addition, Rivera will direct his own piece, and Corthron, Courtney, Washburn, and Wellman will take part in a panel discussion on the development of new plays on the closing day of the festival. (more...)

Pacific Symphony's 'arts-X-press' Program to Return for 14th Summer, Beg. 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Fostering artistic discovery and creative expression, Pacific Symphony's arts-X-press program returns for the 14th summer to provide 150 middle-school students with a safe and encouraging environment while exploring their love of the arts. Filled with exciting workshops led by arts educators, excursions to see performances and opportunities to meet artists behind the scenes, arts-X-press students are treated to experiences many have never had before. Each year, students from all parts of Orange County entering 7th and 8th grade are nominated by their teachers and apply for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. (more...)

Cartoon Network Dishes Up More Drama with TOTAL DRAMA PAHKITEW ISLAND, Premieres 7/7
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

All-new island! All-new cast! Even more nail-biting drama! Total Drama Pahkitew Island promises to be the toughest season yet with spine-tingling twists, explosive challenges and bust-a-gut laughs. Fan favorite 'host with the most' Chris has gone all out this season to put a fresh collection of contestants through the most grueling challenges yet! Be sure to watch the Total Drama Pahkitew Island one-hour premiere Monday, July 7 at 6 p.m. (ET, PT) and then watch the tension unravel for two weeks with a new episode each week night at 6 p.m. (ET, PT). In Total Drama tradition, fans will be able to vote for the winner on CartoonNetwork.com beginning Thursday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. (ET, PT) and then can tune in to see the results in the most action packed one-hour season finale yet on Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m. (ET, PT). (more...)

Dominique Fishback Presents SUBVERTED, 7/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

'Subverted is an explosive solo show by Dominque Fishback, a talented and dynamic new voice on the theatre scene.' -Lynn Nottage (more...)

Megan Hilty Will be the First Guest on AMERICAN BLEND, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

James Michael Angelo and Tiffany Haas are thrilled to announce that Megan Hilty (Smash, Sean Saves the World, Wicked and Nine to Five on Broadway) will be the very first guest on their new talk show, AMERICAN BLEND. The pilot episode will hit the web on Tuesday, June 17th on the AMERICAN BLEND website, (www.americanblend.tv). The duo plans to turn the talk show into a weekly series beginning in the fall of 2014, future guests will be announced soon. The series is co-hosted by Mr. Angelo and Ms. Haas. (more...)


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Tickets Now on Sale for 2014 WEST VILLAGE MUSICAL THEATER FESTIVAL, Opening 6/19
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2014

The West Village Musical Theatre Festival is currently the largest short-musical theater festival in the country! Currently in its fourth year, the Festival will host 25 brand new original 15-minute musicals. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/708446. (more...)

Bombshell Fitness Applauds Client Nia Sanchez, the First Miss USA from Nevada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

DAYTONA, Fla., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Bombshell Fitness client Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez was crowned MISS USA last night in Baton Rouge, LA. The 24-year-old Pageant queen is the first-ever winner from Nevada since the inception of Miss USA in 1952. (more...)

Go Behind the Headlines of Miss USA Winner on E!'s AFTER SHOCK: TARA CONNER, 6/14
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Tara Conner became infamous as the Miss USA winner who was nearly stripped of her crown when reports surfaced of drug use, underage drinking, and promiscuity. (more...)

Real Pageant Winners to Attend and Judge Cygnet Theatre's PAGEANT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

In Cygnet Theatre's hilarious production of the off-Broadway hit, Pageant, audience members help crown a different beauty contest winner each night. On July 20th, 7 PM, our Pageant contestants will have to perform for judges who really know their stuff! Miss California USA, Cassandra Kunze and Miss California Teen USA, Bianca Vierra will serve as Celebrity Judges and help evaluate our 'girls' on swimsuit, physical fitness, spokes model and beauty crisis counseling. They will also be on hand pre-show to sign autographs and pose for pictures. (more...)

Minnesota Fringe Festival Cast Set for Brazen Theater's THE MISS LONGVIEW TEXAS DRAG PAGEANT, 7/31-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Brazen Theater presents the Minneapolis premiere of The Miss Longview Texas Drag Pageant, a new play written and directed by Mark Hooker (Artistic Director, Brazen Theatre) and co-directed by Janice Orlandi ('Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies' 5 Star Edinburg Fringe 2013 ) and produced by Joel Thingvall (Producers Association, and Managing Director, Brazen Theatre) beginning July 31st at Theatre In The Round at 245 Cedar Avenue, Minneapolis. (more...)

Zack Dobbins & By The Way to Play Detroit's City Theatre, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Multi-talented, singer-songwriter Zack Dobbins is set to perform at the City Theatre with the local four-piece girl group By The Way for a show all ages can enjoy on Thursday, August 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

HERE to Open 2014-15 Season with TRADE PRACTICES, 8/31-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

HERE begins its 2014-2015 producing season with the premiere of the site-specific Artistic Director production, Trade Practices, by Kristin Marting & David Evans Morris. Trade Practices creates a living market where audience members, cash in hand, choose how to invest their time and money. Set in Pershing Hall, a historic building on Governors Island, Trade Practices kicks off Labor Day weekend, playing a limited engagement of 16 performances only, August 31 - September 21. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAGEANT Brings Laughs with Some Lovely Ladies
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 21, 2014

The Cygnet Theatre brings Pageant back to San Diego! SSix beauty contestants vie for the crown of Miss Glamouresse in this fun and frothy musical. This sparkly and revival is fun send up of all those ideals of feminitity, beauty, and the scholarship contests that are beauty Pageants. (more...)

SPOON's 'They Want My Soul' Out 8/5; Debuts New Video for Lead Single 'Do You'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Spoon has unveiled its eerie and destructive new video for They Want My Soul's lead single, 'Do You'. (more...)

Dance Center to Open Season with BalletX, 9/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago presents the Chicago debut of Philadelphia's premier contemporary ballet company BalletX as the opening performance series of its 2014-15 season. Performances are September 18-20, 2014 at The Dance Center, 1306 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. (more...)

BWW Interviews: James Vasquez Brings PAGEANT to the Cygnet Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 21, 2014

Pageant is back at the Cygnet Theatre and James Vasquez is happy to be the man that directs this new production. I was able to chat with him between rehearsals to chat about bringing the Glamouresse Pageant back to the stage. Pageant is playing at the Cygnet Theatre through Sunday, August 31. (more...)

Emmy Award Winner Hank Azaria Puts Down Roots in BORDERTOWN on FOX
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Multiple Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria (THE SIMPSONS) has been cast as BUD BUCKWALD, the lead voice role on BORDERTOWN, the new animated comedy from FAMILY GUY's Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane. Azaria joins the previously announced voice cast of Alex Borstein (FAMILY GUY, “Getting On”), Missi Pyle (“Jennifer Falls,” “Gone Girl”), Judah Friedlander (“30 Rock”), Nicholas Gonzalez (SLEEPY HOLLOW) and guest voice Efren Ramirez (“Napoleon Dynamite”). (more...)

SIGHTING: Miss USA Nia Sanchez and Shanna Moakler Host First Official Miss Nevada USA Recruitment Event at Towbin FIAT of Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

Newly crowned Miss USA Nia Sanchez hosted the Miss Nevada USA Organization's first official 2015 Pageant recruitment event yesterday at Towbin FIAT of Las Vegas alongside Executive Director Shanna Moakler and Miss Nevada Teen USA Alexa Taylor. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/14 - LADY DAY Hits 100, Ariana Grande Live, JUNE MOON Launches WTF & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LADY DAY marks the big 1-0-0, Ariana Grande debuts songs from her new album on MTV, and JUNE MOON starts this year's festival in Williamstown! (more...)

Sean Watkins 4th Solo Album 'All I Do Is Lie' Out Today Via Roaring Girl Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

During a nine year recording hiatus from his Grammy award winning band Nickel Creek, singer/songwriter/guitarist Sean Watkins released his third solo album Blinders On, teamed up with Switchfoot singer, Jon Foreman, to form the band Fiction Family, as well as co-founded the experimental supergroup Works Progress Administration (WPA). In addition, for the last decade Sean & his sister Sara Watkins (also from Nickel Creek) have hosted a monthly residency at the Hollywood club, Largo, for their popular music show, Watkins Family Hour, which has featured guests such as Fiona Apple, Jackson Browne, Booker T, Grant Lee Phillips, John C. Reily, among many others. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 12-18
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 18, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include the 16th Annual Broadway Barks, Malcolm Gets' upcoming 54 Below concert, a first look at Andrew Rannells in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and more! (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Extends Through Sept 21 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Pageant - THE MUSICAL announced on its Facebook page today that it will be extending through September 21, 2014 in its Off-Broadway return engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

Rockwell: Table & Stage to Welcome Bravo's Scott Nevins, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Rockwell: Table & Stage will present award-winning TV personality, comedian and one of the breakout stars of Bravo's new series "The People's Couch," SCOTT NEVINS as he returns to L.A. with his scandalous comedy romp Scott Nevins Live! on Tuesday, July 29th at 8:00pm ! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAGEANT Wins For Congeniality
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2014

A revival of the 1991 drag musical beauty contest spoof is a pleasing ninety minutes of good, clean fun. (more...)

Two Pence Theatre Company to Present WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, 9/4-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Two Pence Theatre Company announces their 2014 production of Thomas Middleton's Women Beware Women, Thursday, Sept. 4 - Saturday, Sept. 27 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The production is directed by Two Pence Theatre Company Member Kathryn Walsh. Previews run Thursday, Sept. 4, Friday, Sept. 5 and Saturday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is Monday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. The regular production schedule, September 11 - 27, is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets prices are $25 ($20 for previews) and are now on sale. To purchase tickets visit www.twopencetheatre.org/see and for more information about the company visit www.twopencetheatre.org. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, Pageant - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu),Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night festivities and you can check out interviews with the full company below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Beauty Queens Take Opening Night Bows in PAGEANT- THE MUSICAL!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, Pageant - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/14/14 - PAGEANT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY at the Muny, Justin Timberlake, Bastille Day and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 14, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Pageant returns to the stage, Rob McClure and Jenny Powers star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY in St. Louis, and Tony-winner Lena Hall and more gather at 54 Below to belt out songs by Justin Timberlake! (more...)

Comedian Nick Swardson Announces Taste It Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Every so often, a comedian comes along who emerges as a triple threat: comedian, actor and writer/producer. (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, Pageant - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Previews began Sunday, June 29, 2014, and the show will officially open tonight, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. (more...)

What Does Donald Trump Think of O'Donnell's Return to THE VIEW? Bet You Can Guess!
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Donald Trump turned to Twitter to share his thoughts on the news that Rosie O'Donnell would be reclaiming her spot on the ABC daytime talk show. (more...)

AUGUST EVOLUTION Comes to the Powerhouse Events Center, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Join us for this special all ages fundraising event highlighting local talent in the Treasure Valley at the Powerhouse Events Center on Saturday August 30, 2014 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Miss USA Nia Sanchez Returns to Nevada for Official Homecoming this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Newly crowned Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez, will return to her home state of Nevada for her official homecoming trip Wednesday, July 16 through Sunday, July 20. This will be Sanchez's first celebration trip since becoming the first Miss USA from Nevada since she was crowned on Sunday, June 8. (more...)

SIGHTING: Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014, Alexa Taylor, Celebrates Sweet Sixteen at Sugar Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Miss Nevada Teen USA 2014, Alexa Taylor, celebrated her Sweet Sixteen at Sugar Factory Town Square in Las Vegas Friday evening, along with close friends and family. (more...)

Photo Flash: Taye Diggs, Nick Cearley & the Cast of PAGEANT Visit Bravo's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Taye Diggs, currently starrng in the new TNT series 'Murder in the First,' stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo - and was joined by Nick Cearley and the cast of Pageant The Musical! Check out photos from their visit below! (more...)

Sneak Peek - Vanessa Williams Featured on Next OPRAH'S MASTER CLASS, 7/13
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

An all-new episode of the Emmy nominated series "Oprah's Master Class" with multiple award-winning singer and actress Vanessa Williams airs Sunday, July 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. (more...)

'Extreme Weight Loss' Shares Brandi's Journey at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

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Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

John Bolton Set to Join Cast of PAGEANT on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Producers of Pageant - THE MUSICAL have announced John Bolton (A Christmas Story, "Gossip Girl") will join the cast beginning Sunday, July 6, 2014, taking over for a previously announced Kevin Meaney. (more...)

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