Feinstein's at the Nikko to Launch 'Musicals in Concert' Series with HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

This summer, Feinstein's at the Nikko will present concert productions of two classic Jerry Herman musicals -- Hello, Dolly! and Mame -- as part of their new "Musicals in Concert" series. (more...)

DLC's Professional Training Program TYA to Present PARADE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Drama Learning Center's professional training company for emerging young artists will present period musical drama Parade next month. (more...)

Robert LaPenta to Lead New York City's 2016 Columbus Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER Returns to Comedy Central 6/7
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Still wondering what pegging means or how to conduct a foot fetish party? Comedy Central's new hit series NOT SAFE WITH NIKKI GLASER is back to answer your sex questions and more. (more...)

DELIRIOUS Dances to Present TO BEGIN THE WORLD OVER AGAIN, 6/30-7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

DELIRIOUS Dances presents To Begin The World Over Again, onThursday, June 30; Friday, July 1; and Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 8pm at Gibney Dance's Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53A Chambers Street). Tickets are $15 in advance at https://gibneydance.org/performance/pop/delirious-dances/ and $20 at the door. (more...)

Playhouse Square Announces Winners of First Annual Dazzle Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its inaugural Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 21. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ('The Jimmy Awards') presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

The Barn Theatre Announces 2016 Summer Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Barn Theatre, Michigan's oldest professional summer theatre, under the artistic leadership of Brendan Ragotzy, announced today the 70th Anniversary season of plays and musicals to be presented for the 2016 summer season at the landmark theatre. (more...)

PARADE Extends at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The long-awaited revival of the hit musical Parade at Manchester's new fringe theatre is now open to rave reviews at Hope Mill Theatre. The producers have also announced that the production is to be extended for an extra week by popular demand and will now run until Saturday 11th June. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playhouse Square Announces Winners of THE DAZZLE AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

With the aim of inspiring performance and recognizing the importance of musical theater and arts education in Northeast Ohio high schools, Playhouse Square proudly held its inaugural Dazzle Awards ceremony on Saturday, May 21. The Dazzle Awards are affiliated with the National High School Musical Theatre Awards ("The Jimmy Awards") presented by The Broadway League Foundation. (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Karen King to Perform New Cabaret Show at The Cutting Room, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

New York based multi-talented singer-songwriter/performer Karen King is back on the NYC stage, returning to The Cutting Room in Manhattan at 44 East 32nd Street on Thursday, June 22nd at 9pm. Back by popular demand, this new live concert show follows King's sold-out performance at The Cutting Room last October. (more...)

Philly POPS Sets Independence Day Concerts, Fireworks Show
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?On Independence Day Weekend, the Philly POPS will perform its annual free July 3 concert on Independence Mall, at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and Parade on Independence Mall, and as part of the city's July 4 concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (more...)

Caroline Neff Joins Cast of Steep Theatre's WASTWATER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Steep Theatre's upcoming U.S. Premiere of Wastwater marks the return of two notable members of the Steep family to the Edgewater theatre: Tony Award winner and Steep Associate Playwright Simon Stephens and Jeff Award winner and Steep Ensemble Member Caroline Neff. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and Gregory Treco in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger.  BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below! (more...)

MASTERS OF ILLUSION Returns to The CW for Third Season Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

MASTERS OF ILLUSION produced by Associated Television International and hosted by Dean Cain will return for a third season on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Riverside Children's Theatre Reveals Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Riverside Children's Theatre (RCT), the educational arm of Riverside Theatre, will present six shows this summer that will delight and entertain the whole family. The months of June, July and August will feature some of the most talented young actors, singers, and dancers in the area as they perform a classic Disney film on stage, relive popular songs from the 1980's, and dance with a professional dance company. (more...)

I'LL SAY SHE IS Opened 92 Years Ago Today; Revival to Begin May 28 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

I'LL SAY SHE IS, the legendary musical comedy that was the Broadway debut of the Marx Brothers, originally opened 92 years ago today -- on May 19, 1924 at the 875-seat Casino Theatre on Broadway at 39th Street. It played for 313 performances before being lost to history. Thanks to Grouch Marx enthusiast Noah Diamond, I'LL SAY SHE IS will return to the stage in a historic new production at The Connelly Theater beginning previews May 28. (more...)

Rebecca LaChance to Make Solo Cabaret Debut with 'WHAT THE FOLK?' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents rising star Rebecca LaChance in her debut solo cabaret, BROADWAY: WHAT THE FOLK? on Thursday June 9th at 9:30PM. (more...)

Sheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8th
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Pre-orders for the Menier Chocolate Factory production that transferred to the West End's Savoy Theatre are now being taken by Amazon. (more...)

New Music from Country Star John Berry to be Released 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

After a three-year recording hiatus, Grammy-nominated country music star John Berry is back with new music. (more...)

Sandy Taylor and Justin Anthony Long to Star in MARY POPPINS at MPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayo Performing Arts Center (MPAC) presents its fourth annual spring production, MARY POPPINS, from June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016. (more...)

The Marabana Havana Half and Full Marathon Announces Partnership with Meli Cohiba Hotel, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

NEW YORK, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Want to see Cuba before it changes? Better run! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent and More in BRAVE NEW WORLD Premiere at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of the musical BRAVE NEW WORLD opened this past weekend at North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville, NC. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action, plus photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Saints Award $125,000 to Chicago Performing Arts Groups for 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Saints, Chicago's Volunteers for the Performing Arts, have announced that it is awarding $125,000 in grants to 28 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2016. (more...)

ESPN to Premiere Next 30 FOR 30 on Dwight Gooden & Darryl Strawberry, 7/14
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

The next installment in ESPN Films' Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 series will be DOC & DARRYL, premiering Thursday, July 14, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. (more...)

75-Year Old to Run 100 Marathons with Cancer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Patients Rising, a non-profit patient advocacy organization, announced today that 75-year old cancer patient Don Wright has entered the Fargo Marathon, on Saturday, May 21st. This will be his 96th marathon with cancer, while on active treatment, putting Don on the verge of achieving his goal to run in at least 100 marathons since his diagnosis 13 years ago. In December 2012, Don joined an elite group of runners who have completed at least one marathon in all fifty states. http://www.fargomarathon.com/ (more...)

28th Annual Special Olympics Georgia Comes to Emory University, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

ATLANTA, May 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ On the track and fields and in the pool and gym, over 2,700 athletes, coaches and unified partners will compete in the annual Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) State Summer Games May 20-22 at Emory University. (more...)

Sponsor, Volunteer or Join in the Parade for the 17th Annual Wilton Manors Stonewall Street Festival and Parade
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour Presents CARMEN, 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Known internationally as one the world's great opera events, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns in 2017 with one of the most well-known and loved operas of all time, Bizet's Carmen. (more...)

New Cast Begins Rehearsals for 1984 - Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 16-22, Featuring Laura Benanti, Matthew Morrison, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Victoria Shaw: 'Under the Covers' With Special Guests Matthew and Gunnar Nelson; Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; A Celebration of Laura Benanti Starring Laura Benanti and Friends; Matthew Morrison at 54 Below; and Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger: Springtime For Ruby - A Farewell Engagement. (more...)

BWW Review: Newbury Park High School's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND ¬Ė A Darker Version
by Jeffrey Scott - May 14, 2016

As the audience walks into the lobby of the performing arts center, we are greeted with glittery visions of teacups and saucers, large animated flowers, and welcoming oversized characters beckoning us with which to take a photo-op. Life is good and happy...just like a Disney Parade. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Margo Seibert & Zak Resnick in A.C.T.'s THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Following the wildly successful concert version at The Geary Theater in spring 2015, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents a brand-new, fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, now running through June 5, 2016. Under the direction of Michael Berresse - with Musical Direction by Matt Castle - THE LAST FIVE YEARS stars Margo Seibert (Rocky on Broadway, Tamar of the River at Prospect Theater Company) as Cathy and Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia on Broadway, Once Upon a Mattress at Transport Group) as Jamie. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the pair on stage below! (more...)

Commentators Announced for PREMIER LEAGUE 'Championship Sunday' on NBC
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

NBCUniversal presents Premier League ¬ďChampionship Sunday,¬Ē with all 10 matches presented live simultaneously on 10 different NBCUniversal television networks this Sunday, May 15 (more...)

Bellarine to Present DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Set in the early 1960's, three young marines, Eddie Birdlace and his two best friends Bernstein and Boland, or as they like to be called the 'Three B's', are fresh out of training and about to be deployed into the small but growing war in Vietnam. These 'Three B's' consider this war a calling for heroes, and picture themselves returning for a 'Hometown Hero's Ticker Tape Parade'. Rambunctious, fearless, and bloated with confidence, these three best friends set out to enjoy one last boy's night, waging a cruel and heartless bet on who can get the homeliest date. Yet when Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and practical waitress, this despicable game becomes less amusing. See how the rest plays out when Bellarine Theatre Company presents Dogfight, The Musical from May 19th to the 22nd. (more...)

Uptown Underground Announces Cabaret Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, adds new variety into its already packed weekly lineup of top-shelf retrotainment. (more...)

CBS's SUPERGIRL, Starring Melissa Benoist & Jeremy Jordan, Moving to The CW This Fall
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

The new CBS action-adventure drama SUPERGIRL, starring GLEE's Melissa Benoist in the title role and Jeremy Jordan (SMASH, NEWSIES) as Winslow 'Winn' Schott, will move to The CW Network in the fall. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre to Host Fifth Annual Playwrights' CageMatch, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) is excited to announce our Fifth Annual Playwrights' CageMatch: PUBLIC SQUARES, PRIVATE STORIES on Monday June 13, at 8:00pm. Five playwrights will enter but only one will emerge victorious! Join us as playwrights far and wide square off. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Shoshana Bean-Led FUNNY GIRL at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is announcing full cast and creative team is being announced for the sparkling new production of FUNNY GIRL. They will be joining Shoshana Bean who was previously announced in the role of Fanny Brice. FUNNY GIRL starts performances on Tuesday, June 7 and plays thru Sunday, June 19, 2016.  (more...)

This Pride Season, Marriott Rewards Invites You To Share An Artistic Expression Of Love In Support Of Transgender Lives
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, Marriott Rewards is launching a creative movement to amplify support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community through a powerfully vibrant art installation that encourages everyone to see themselves and to be themselves. #LoveTravels' newest chapter will lend support directly to transgender lives and leaders through the dedication of the art installation. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS - Week of May 16, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, airing on CBS for the week of May 16, 2016! (more...)

Graham 2 Sets 2016 New York Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Graham 2's 2016 New York season opens on June 2 with a special benefit performance honoring renowned choreographer and Graham Company alumna Patricia Birch. The opening night program will feature a film by Nancy Stevens, Graham's Maple Leaf Rag, the Puritan Duet from American Document, the premiere of Cyclical Journey by Virginie Mécène, and a special restaged sequence from Grease by Birch. The season also includes Lament from Acts of Light, excerpts from Night Journey and Plain of Prayer, and a duet by guest choreographer Amanda Kreglow. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre to Welcome Broadway's Stephen Schwartz
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

During the past several years, PRiMA Theatre, a non-profit organization that produces theatrical experiences at a variety of venues in the region, has brought some of musical theatre's top actors and vocalists to the area. This upcoming season boasts a bevy of Broadway's biggest stars. (more...)

Prince Tribute Band The Purple Xperience to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo This June
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce a concert by Prince tribute band, The Purple Xperience at Four Winds New Buffalo's Silver Creek Event Center (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals and Behind-the-Scenes of I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 11, 2016

Producer Corky Hale's I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU - The Life and Lyrics of Al Dubin, features lyrics by Al Dubin, most music by Harry Warren, a book by Jerry Leichtling and Arlene Sarner, and musical direction by Gerald Sternbach.  The production is directed and choreographed by  Kay Cole.  BroadwayWorld TV's own LA on-air Host Michael Sterling was invited to take a sneak peek at rehearsals last week and interview some of the show's stars and creative team.   (more...)

AMERICAN BUFFALO, WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST and More Set for Keegan Theatre's 20th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Keegan Theatre announces its 2016-2017, 20th anniversary season. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two ¬Ė Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

STG's Silent Movie Mondays: Flapper Era Series to Feature CHICAGO & More
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

STG proudly presents its Silent Movie Mondays: Flapper Era Series, running throughout the month of June. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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