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432 West 42nd St. (between 9th & 10th Sts)

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Tom Papa's Latest Album 'Human Mule' to Be Released by Comedy Dynamics, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Tom Papa: Human Mule will be released by Comedy Dynamics on all digital audio streaming sites on December 16, 2016. A special of the same name will premiere on EPIX December 9, 2016. (more...)

Karney to Release Her New Singles Vol. 2: Restless Wind w/ Same Songt
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Karney is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter that has been making great music for many years, performing across the US and collaborating with many talented and notable artists. (more...)

BWW Review: GET ON UP JAMES BROWN CELEBRATION at NJPAC
by Adam Cohen - Nov 21, 2016

A winning powerful tribute to James Brown from those who sang and played with him. (more...)

Acclaimed Otis Redding Collection Available as 2-LP Red Vinyl Collection
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Just weeks after the CD release of Otis Redding: Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings (Stax records), the critically-acclaimed collection will be made available as a 2-disc vinyl release exclusively on Record Store Day's Black Friday Event (11/25). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE COMMITMENTS Dublin and UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Coronation Street legend, Kevin Kennedy, is to star as Jimmy's Da in the UK tour of the critically acclaimed musical The Commitments written by Roddy Doyle, starting in October 2016. (more...)

Brian Marcus Releases PAPA'S STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

'Papa's Stories': an essential model for building a closer relationship with God and family through focus, thoughtful contemplation, and daily prayer. 'Papa's Stories' is the creation of published author, Brian Marcus. (more...)

Critics' Choice Awards Rescind Nomination for Mandy Patinkin
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Showbiz411.com has reported that a previously announced Critics Choice Award nomination for 'Homeland' star and Broadway legend, Mandy Patinkin, has been rescinded. Citing a discrepancy with the show's finale date, the Critics' Choice committee was forced to rescind its nomination for the star, instead awarding the nomination slot to Better Call Saul's, Michael McKean. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Images Released for THE COMMITMENTS UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Last month the production had is Irish Premiere in Dublin, where Roddy Doyle's story of The Commitments was born, and is now touring across the UK, currently booking until 13 May 2017. (more...)

Ghost Unveils The Summoning VII: Are You Ready
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have unveiled a new clip entitled The Summoning VII: Are You Ready in the wake of the conclusion of their critically acclaimed 41-city headlining U.S. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Birdland Presents Joey DeFrancesco Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Week of 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Winter/Spring 2017 Events Announced at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

South Orange Performing Arts Center has released its lineup for the first half of 2017. See the newly released Winter-Spring events schedule below:  (more...)

Music Hall Presents BROWN BEAR, BROWN BEAR & OTHER TREASURED STORIES by Eric Carle
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Music Hall brings back the perennial favorite children's story theater-Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's acclaimed composite of storybook favorites, Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle, Sunday, January 15th at 4PM. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Bloodletting Never Stops! Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons!  Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is extending again through Sunday, February 26 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.  (more...)

Sony Animation Announces Details & Release Date for Lin-Manuel Miranda's VIVO
by Movies News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the award-winning (Emmy, Tony, Grammy, Olivier, Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur 'Genius Grant' recipient) creative force behind the groundbreaking Broadway musical HAMILTON, writes new songs for this musical animated feature. (more...)

Grammy Winners Ghost Reach No. 1 At Active Rock Radio With 'Square Hammer'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have topped the Active Rock chart with current single 'Square Hammer' and are the first Swedish band to have a No. 1 song on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart. (more...)

3-D Theatricals' ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Sail to Redondo Beach and Cerritos PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

From the creators of Broadway's RAGTIME and SEUSSICAL, 3-D Theatricals will present the eight-time Tony nominated ONCE ON THIS ISLAND. (more...)

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague to Lead PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague star in Pride And Prejudice at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month. (more...)

Ameranth Announces The Successful Lifting of The Stay Of Its Patent Infringement Cases; Trials to Begin in San Diego Within 12 Months
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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John Calipari's Cal Cast features UConn basketball coach Geno Auriemma in advance of historic record attempt
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

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Raquel Aurilia Kicks Off New Year with Shows in Nashville & L.A. Opening for Lisa Loeb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Singer-Songwriter Raquel Aurilia announced she is kicking off the New Year with live performances in Nashville and Los Angeles in January. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Court Theatre Celebrates Five Years In A Shed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

On December 10 The Court Theatre celebrates five years since opening The Shed, its temporary theatre in Addington, with one of its busiest weekends of the year.   (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Thursday, December 8, 2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS on Thursday, December 8, 2016! (more...)

Theatre Royal Presents the Scottish Premiere of THE COMMITMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Scottish premiere of The Commitments will hit all the right notes as it opens on Monday ahead of its three-week run at Theatre Royal, Glasgow. (more...)

Meghan Trainor Writes & Performs 'I'm A Lady' For Sony Pictures Animation's SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

'I'm a Lady,' a new song fromthe multi-platinum reigning Grammy Awards Best New Artist Meghan Trainor, will be featured in Sony Pictures Animation'sSmurfs: The Lost Village. The song isperformed & written by Meghan Trainor and produced by Martin Rene, Monsters & Strangers and Meghan Trainor. (more...)

BWW Review: A Festive CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for A Holiday Run at Candy Factory Center for the Arts in Manassas
by Jeffrey Walker - Dec 6, 2016

Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the quartet of seasonal spectres - if these characters are back in action, it must mean A CHRISTMAS CAROL has returned to spread humbug and cheer in the Kellar Family Theatre in Manassas. The resident community theatre at the Center for the Arts, Rooftop Productions, is offering their annual revival of the Dickens classic to delight audiences young and old. As a matter of fact, at the Sunday matinee I attended, there were nearly as many youngsters as grown-ups, which is a wonderful thing to see at a live theatre event. (more...)

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Through 1/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment is thrilled to announce that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed, Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JANUARY 1 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.   (more...)

Scoop: LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT 12/22 - 1/6 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Dec 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT 12/22 - 1/6, airing on CBS (more...)

BWW Interview: Shelby Maticic of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Brelby Theatre Company
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Dec 22, 2016

Molly is fierce. She's a brassy know-it-all, but she's always fighting for the greater good. She lost a parental figure at a very young age, and it's shaped her into a different person than she might have been otherwise. She's also at a turning point in her life during the course of this play. She's learning about what it means to be an adult, and to make the difficult decisions, even if you don't feel ready to. She has some of the wittiest lines in the show, and gets to be unapologetically confident. Especially when it comes to putting boys in their place. (more...)

January Brings Rolling Stones Show Tribute Band and Comedian Tom Papa to SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Kicking off the new year with high-energy and laughs, SOPAC presents the renowned Stones tribute band, Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show on January 13, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. and stand-up comedian Tom Papa on January 14, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MESHUGANUTCRACKER! Turns the Gindi Auditorium Upside Down
by Don Grigware - Dec 22, 2016

Looking for a different kind of entertainment this holiday season? Well, The MeshugaNutcracker!  may very well be the answer. It's a conglomeration of music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker ballet and an original book that incorporates eight stories of Jewish culture, making them simultaneously fun and enriching. (more...)

BWW Feature: Brelby Theatre Nourishes Historic Downtown Glendale
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Dec 21, 2016

Brelby is committed to encouraging, nurturing and producing the work of local playwrights. Their 2017 lineup features ten world premieres. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Adam Langdon to Lead 'CURIOUS INCIDENT' in Providence This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) has announced casting for the Providence engagement of the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, the Tony Award-winning new play by Simon Stephens, adapted from Mark Haddon's best-selling novel. (more...)

Let It Snow! THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends Again at Hudson Mainstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Six Actors! 51 Roles! Six Seasons! Royal Mile Entertainment has announced that the smash-hit, critically-acclaimed (Stage Raw Top Ten), Los Angeles Premiere of THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY, written by Chris Grace, Zach Reino, Al Samuels, Nick Semar and Dan Wessels, choreography by Kimberly McVicar and directed by John Flynn is extending again through Sunday, January 22 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Shop for the Holidays with THE GRINCH and More at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Old Globe has some great ideas to simplify your holiday shopping this year! Might we suggest tickets for the family to our 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, a San Diego multigenerational family tradition, which runs now through December 26. (more...)

Scoop: LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 12/2 - 12/9 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT 12/2 - 12/9, airing on CBS (more...)

Randy Rainbow, Ziegfeld Follies and More Slated for Birdland This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2017 schedule, featuring The Marcus Roberts Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Quartet, Natalie Douglas, John Abercrombie Quartet,  Randy Rainbow, Danny Bacher, Nicolas King, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Enjoy a Snowflake Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is once again hosting family-friendly fun over this year's holiday break! From December 22nd through January 3rd, the GRPM will celebrate Snowflake Break with additional hands on activities, all included with admission. (more...)

The CW to Present New Primetime Special HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA, 1/16
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

For the second year, in a strategic partnership with Just For Laughs, The CW Network today announced the brand new primetime comedy special, the HOWIE MANDEL ALL-STAR COMEDY GALA. (more...)

Broadway Vet Dale Soules Nominated for 3rd SAG Award for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Broadway veteran and two-time SAG Award winner DALE SOULES has just been nominated for her third Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy for her work on the smash-hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. (more...)

Comedy Dynamics Featured in Vulture Yearly Roundup
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Comedy Dynamics has two specials featured on the Vulture  '10 Best Comedy Specials of 2016' list, with Janeane Garofalo's 'If I May' and Ali Wong's 'Baby Cobra' rounding out the list. Read the reviews here: http://www.vulture.com/2016/12/10-best-stand-up-comedy-specials-of-2016.html  (more...)

Tom Papa At Landmark On Main Street for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Tom Papa brings his sharply observational and quick-witted standup to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater for one night only on Friday, January 13. (more...)

BWW Review: THE COMMITMENTS, Theatre Royal, Glasgow
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 13, 2016

The Commitments is a fantastically feel good celebration of soul. Direct from a phenomenally successful, record breaking two year run in London's West End, The Commitments is based on the BAFTA award-winning film classic. (more...)

BWW Interview: Andrew Linnie Talks THE COMMITMENTS
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 12, 2016

We speak to Andrew Linnie about his role in The Commitments which opens at Glasgow's Theatre Royal tonight and stops off in Edinburgh and Aberdeen in 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Welcome Yule with A NORDIC CHRISTMAS REVELS at Lisner Auditorium
by Jenny Minich - Dec 12, 2016

Journey into the wonders of Nordic winter traditions with A Nordic Christmas Revels! Explore the folklore of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway through music, song and dance. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at New Rep: In the Heights
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 10, 2016

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is not just a revival; it has the hallmarks of a revival meeting. It inspires the audience with its themes of tradition, community, and family, and, under the direction of Austin Pendleton, is a shofar call to stir the hearts and minds of all who would recall the Holocaust motto, "Never again." (more...)

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