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

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Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING - Season Premiere on ABC - Friday, September 23, 2016
by - Sep 7, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAST MAN STANDING - Season Premiere, airing on ABC on Friday, September 23, 2016! (more...)

Tim Allen Returns for Sixth Season of LAST MAN STANDING
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Tim Allen is back for a sixth season of “Last Man Standing” as Mike Baxter, the straight-talking champion of common sense in a politically correct world. The season premiere will air FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (8:00–8:31 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

PROPER CARE OF THE PEACE LILY Premieres September 28th at United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

PROPER CARE OF THE PEACE LILY, a new play written and performed by Alec Seymour, will be presented September 28th and 29th in the seventh annual United Solo Festival. United Solo is the world's largest solo theatre festival, a resident company at Theatre Row. PROPER CARE OF THE PEACE LILY has already proven to be one of the festival's top sellers. United Solo will announce additional performances for their bestselling entries once the festival is underway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Gets Ready for US Tour- Meet the Cast!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 7, 2016

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, will soon launch its North American tour. (more...)

Nigel Lindsay Joins Sarah Ridgeway in HighTide's Production of Al Smith's Debut Play: HARROGATE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Casting was announced today for the HighTide production of Al Smith's debut play Harrogate. Nigel Lindsay joins Sarah Ridgeway, who starred in the original production at HighTide Festival 2015, for the London premiere at the Royal Court Theatre from 20 - 29 October and UK Tour. Richard Twyman, the newly appointed Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre, returns to direct Harrogate, which had an acclaimed sell-out run at the influential annual HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh, Suffolk.   (more...)

Grammy Winners Ghost Enter Top Rock Albums Chart at No. 1 With Popestar EP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Grammy Award-winning band Ghost have earned the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts with their new EP Popestar. (more...)

3 Doors Down Joins Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Many Others for Charlie Daniels' 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

American Rock Band 3 Doors Down have been added as the final artist to join Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock, Larry The Cable Guy, Luke Bryan and Travis Tritt to celebrate with Charlie Daniels at his 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam on November 30 at Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

French Art Rockers The Dukes Sign with Concrete Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Dynamic French art rockers The Dukes have signed a worldwide management agreement with Bob Chiappardi and Erik Baker of Concrete Entertainment, the sister company of legendary Concrete Marketing. (more...)

Ice and Fire Announces Full Cast for World Premiere of THE ISLAND NATION at the Arcola
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

ice&fire today announces the full company for the world premiere of The Island Nation, written by its Artistic Director Christine Bacon.  Ria Parry directs Claire Dargo, Ayesha Dharker, Bally Gill, Clive Hayward, Nikki Patel and Neran Persaud in the production which opens at the Arcola Theatre on 28 October, with previews from the 26 October, and runs until 19 November 2016.  (more...)

Casting for HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS Among 2017 Artios Awards Theatre Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The Casting Society of America has announced the nominees for the 32nd Annual Artios Awards. The ceremony, which honors excellence in casting in all forms of entertainment, has included some of the theatre's finest among their 2016 nominations. (more...)

Production Begins on Stephen Frears' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, Starring Judi Dench
by Movies News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Production has begun on Working Title Films' VICTORIA AND ABDUL, to which Focus Features holds worldwide rights as part of the company's renewed global initiative. (more...)

Discover LITTLE GERMANY Inside the Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre will host a one night show specifically for the German community, an evening of sketch comedy written and played in German by Oskar Brown and Sofie Junker.  (more...)

Playhouse Square's State Theatre to Host THANKSGIVING SOUL JAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The most memorable hits from the decade of Motown, disco and dance join soul forces Sat., Nov. 26 at 7 pmin Playhouse Square's State Theatre for "Thanksgiving Soul Jam."  Tickets are on sale as of 11 am Sat., Sept. 24 priced at $89, $75, $65 & $55 at . 216-241-6000 and the Ticket Office (more...)

The Theatre Company of University of Detroit Mercy Opens 2016-17 Season With ALABAMA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The 46th season of The Theatre Company of the University of Detroit Mercy will launch Sept. 22-Oct. 9, 2016, with the Michigan premiere of Kenneth Jones' fact-inspired drama Alabama Story, a play with unique ties to The Motor City.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Demi Lovato & More Lend Voices to Animated SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Below, check out the teaser trailer for SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE. Directed by Kelly Asbury and based on the charaters and works of Peyo, the film features the voice talents of Demi Lovato (Smurfette) Rainn Wilson (Gargamel) Joe Manganiello (Hefty) (more...)

BWW Review: The African Company Presents RICHARD III Timidly Important work.
by Scott Rawson - Sep 20, 2016

Did you know that there was an African Theater Company in 1821? We learn during American Players Theater production of 'THE AFRICAN THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS RICHARD III, that 6 years before New York abolished slavery and 20 years before the beginning of the Civil War, this company existed. (more...)

Papa Gino's Relaunches All You Can Eat Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

All You Can Eat Pizza and Pasta for just $4.99 per person with additional $1 sides, including meatballs and breadsticks. Papa Gino's recently re-launched their popular All You Can Eat Program, where guests can visit any participating Papa Gino's restaurant and enjoy endless cheese and pepperoni pizza slices and pasta marinara for just $4.99 per person. The program is available Monday - Wednesday, 4PM - 8PM (dine in only). A new feature of the All You Can Eat Program is the availability of $1 add-on sides, including 3 meatballs, 4 breadsticks or a side garden or Caesar salad ($1 per side per person). Great for family nights out or bringing the team in after the game, Papa Gino's All You Can Eat is great for filling up without breaking your wallet. If you're from New England, you know nothing else tastes like Papa Gino's. Every Papa Gino's pizza starts with dough made fresh with just five simple ingredients and is made locally in Walpole, Mass. With a family recipe that is 80 years strong, every bite of a Papa Gino's pizza slice on an All You Can Eat night is sure to satisfy. About Papa Gino's, Inc. Based in Dedham, Massachusetts, Papa Gino's, Inc. is the parent company of D'Angelo Grilled Sandwiches and Papa Gino's. As New England's local pizza, Papa Gino's has defined the pizza palate for generations. For over 53 years the company remains a family favorite offering a delicious menu of pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads at a great value across its 150 locations. Papa Gino's is the Official Pizza of the New England Patriots. For more information about Papa Gino's, Inc. and its brands, please visit (more...)

Boston, Mass. Celebrates The 243rd Boston Tea Party Anniversary & Annual Reenactment On Dec. 16, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016


New Docuseries LITTLE FUNNY, from Ellen DeGeneres, Heading to A&E
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

A&E Network has ordered the new nonfiction series LITTLE FUNNY (working title) from This is Just a Test, Telepictures and A Very Good Production, it was announced by Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming at A&E Network. (more...)

Soul and Funk Legend Maceo Parker Comes to SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Soul and Funk music legend Maceo Parker appears on the SOPAC stage OCT 9 at 7:30PM in a performance that promises to embellish on the soul/funk traditions first made popular in the 1970s. As an integral part of 'the Godfather of Soul' James Brown's band, Parker appeared on many of his best-selling recordings including 'I Feel Good,' 'Out of Sight' and 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag.' (more...)

Grammy Winners Ghost Release New EP, POPESTAR, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Grammy Award-winning band Ghost have declared the arrival of a new EP entitled Popestar, available today online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital via Loma Vista Recordings. (more...)

Grammy® Winners Ghost Announce New EP, Popestar
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have declared the arrival of a new EP entitled Popestar, available today online and in record stores on CD, vinyl, and digital via Loma Vista Recordings. (more...)

VIDEO: Celine Dion Talks to Katie Couric About Her Life After Loss
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Eight months after the passing of her beloved husband and manager, René Angelil, and her brother, Daniel, to cancer, Céline Dion is—as the title of her newest single says—recovering. (more...)

ESPN's College GameDay to Make First-Time Stop at Louisville, 9/17
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

ESPN College GameDay Built by The Home Depot – college football's longest-running and most-celebrated pregame show – will make a first-time stop in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, Sept. 17 (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Announces World Premiere of Charles Johnson's RUTHERFORD'S TRAVELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago -Pegasus Theatre Chicago announces the world premiere of Rutherford's Travels, the adaptation of Charles Johnson's beloved National Book Award-winning novel, "Middle Passage," November 2 - December 4 at Pegasus's resident home Chicago Dramatists, 773 N. Aberdeen. Rutherford's Travels is co-adapted and directed by Pegasus Theatre Producing Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and co-adapted by David Barr, III, music directed and composed by Shawn Wallace and choreographed by Nicole Clarke-Springer. (more...)

College Football's First Top 10 Matchup of the Season Highlights ESPN/ABC's Week 3 Schedule
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

ABC televises college football season's first top 10 matchup of the season when No. 2 Florida State travels to No. 10 Louisville (Noon ET) with Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Samantha Ponder calling the game from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. (more...)

Mia Borders Releases Fifth LP 'Fever Dreams'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

New Orleans soul songstress Mia Borders has released her fifth studio LP, entitled Fever Dreams. The album, available now on all digital platforms, will be available as a CD on September 30 and a vinyl record on December 30. (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet To Hold Audition For THE NUTCRACKER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Yes, it's Christmas time for AC Ballet. So grab your mistletoe and candy canes and get ready for Nutcracker children's auditions. In its 34th year, the Atlantic City Ballet is preparing to give area dance students an opportunity to work alongside its professional company of dancers. It is an opportunity most students will never forget and memories that will last a lifetime. (more...)

AT&T Audience Network to Broadcast Garth Brooks Exclusive Concert Event at Yankee Stadium
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

AT&T's AUDIENCE Network will present the exclusive concert event 'GARTH BROOKS/YANKEE STADIUM/LIVE.' Filmed in 4K this past summer, the spectacular concert event will broadcast nationwide on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT across all AT&T platforms. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

The Warner Theatre will welcome The Temptations and The Four Tops as they perform together on the Main Stage on Friday, March 3 at 8:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 7 at 10:00 am. (more...)

Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts Presents ALL SHOOK UP at Seacoast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Seacoast Repertory Theatre's Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts is getting ready to kick off their Youth Mainstage offering, All Shook Up, which premiers on Friday, November 4th at 8pm. (more...)

CUNY Graduate Center to Host Symposium in Celebration of Haitian Playwright Marie Chauvet 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Join us for a celebration of the 100th birthday of Haitian playwright and novelist Marie Chauvet. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Music from Best-Selling Solo Artist Garth Brooks Now Available to Stream Exclusively on Amazon Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Amazon today announced that music from the best-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks, is now available to stream exclusively on Amazon Music. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration! with Christian McBride, Sharon Jones, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields, Ryan Shaw, Terrace Martin, and James Brown Band alumni Pee Wee Ellis, Danny 'The Cape Man' Ray, Robert 'Mousey' Thompson and Fred Wesley is set for Friday, November 18 at New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark NJ.  (more...)

Teatro Paraguas to Stage Reading of I KILLED MUSSOLINI This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Santa Fe Woman's Club Theater presents a staged reading of a new play: I KILLED MUSSOLINI by local playwright, Michael Burgan and directed by Kathi Collins. (more...)

The Orpheum's Family Series to Continue with Eric Carle Stories Onstage in 'BROWN BEAR'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The Orpheum's Family Series continues with Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories on Friday, November 11th at 6:30 PM. Doors open at 5:30 PM and guests are encouraged to arrive early to create a unique show-themed craft. (more...)

Southbank Centre Announces Winter Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Southbank Centre's Winter Festival supported by NatWest returns for the holiday season with a packed programme of festive fun and entertainment for all the family from performances including a new version of hit show BIANCO by UK's leading circus company NoFit State Circus, the Tony award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet and cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat's first ever work for children (and the young at heart) Duckie, to festive concerts, social dances, creative workshops, choirs and a weekend of events inspired by the theme of giving and charity. The 21 acre site is transformed into a winter landscape with a Nordic feel, designed by Hemingway Design, with a sky-high Norwegian tree, Nordic 'Gonks'- mythological Scandinavian creatures, hundreds of Christmas trees, walks of twinkling lights and the return of the bustling Winter Market.  Alternative treats are also on offer across the season including BUMP Rollerdisco and the return of the spectacular Vintage New Year's Eve Party. With the full programme on sale from today, Southbank Centre's Winter Festival programme is guaranteed to get everyone in the festive spirit this Christmas. (more...)

Breaking News: Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey Will Return to Broadway in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Producer Stuart Thompson announced today that John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees of Separation will return to Broadway this spring in a revival starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa and Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan. Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Punk Rock) will direct the production, which is set to open at the Barrymore Theatre in April 2017 and will run for 15 weeks only. (more...)

Ghost Unveils The Summoning VI: The Proceedings Intensify
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Grammy® Award-winning band Ghost have unveiled a new clip entitled The Summoning VI: The Proceedings Intensify in the wake of the release of their new Popestar EP which debuted at the No. 1 position on Billboard's Top Rock Albums (more...)

Comedy Central Greenlights Fourth Season of Hit Stand-Up Series THIS IS NOT HAPPENING
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Comedy Central's storytelling stand-up series, THIS IS NOT HAPPENING will return for a fourth season in 2017, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. (more...)

Atlantic City Ballet Presents DRACULA
by Molly Tracy - Oct 12, 2016

Atlantic City Ballet haunts their new home with a performance of their time honored tradition, Dracula. Halloween just wouldn't be the same without taking in a performance of Atlantic City Ballet's "Dracula". (more...)

Il Sistina in collaborazione con MFProduzioni Presenta ENRICO MONTESANO è IL MARCHESE DEL GRILLO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

IL MARCHESE DEL GRILLO Il 15 ottobre riparte il tour della Commedia Musicale tratta dal film di Mario Monicelli scritto con Benvenuti, De Bernardi, Pinelli, Zapponi Adattamento teatrale di (more...)

Nigel Harman to Direct a Steven Berkoff West End LUNCH and THE BOW OF ULYSSES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Nigel Harman is to head a first class creative team when he directs a major West End season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses at Trafalgar Studios for five weeks from Thursday 6 October - Saturday 5 November. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Upcoming Dark Night Series Productions
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to announce two upcoming productions of its newly relaunched Dark Night Series. (more...)

Patrick Breen, Sophina Brown and Arden Myrin Join Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER at Long Wharf Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, in conjunction with the Old Globe in San Diego, presents the world premiere of Steve Martin's Meteor Shower, directed by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein, running from September 28 through October 23, 2016. The full cast has just been announced! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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, has just revealed casting for its North American tour. (more...)

BWW Interview: FIDDLER's Michael C. Bernardi Takes On His Father's Iconic Role of 'Tevye'
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 29, 2016

Forever bonded with his father through this experience (even wearing pieces of his father's original costume for the role!), the moment marked the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Today, Bernardi speaks exclusively with BWW about his profoundly sentimental and history-making performance! (more...)

Telly Leung to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with SONGS FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Telly Leung, the Broadway and television star of 'Glee,' Godspell, Rent and more, returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for two shows only on Tuesday, September 13 and Wednesday, September 14 after a two-year hiatus and a 'star turn' (NBC New York) in Broadway's Allegiance opposite George Takei and Lea Salonga. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

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