The Seriously Most Amazing Halloween Party of All Time! Coming to Grand Rapids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

In partnership with Big Brothers/Big Sisters Grand Rapids, AIGA West Michigan's Design For Good and the Grand Rapids Art Museum are collaborating to throw The Seriously Most Amazing Halloween Party of All Time!, an inaugural Halloween bash on October 29th benefitting West Michigan kids. (more...)

Theater Wit Extends Coffee Shop Play NAPERVILLE Into November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, announced today a three-week extension of its current hit Chicago premiere, Naperville. (more...)

COMMUNION Playwright Daniel MacIvor Set for Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

This Saturday, October 1, 2016 between 1-2pm, celebrated Obie Award-Winning playwright, Daniel MacIvor, who will be at The Drama Book Shop to meet and greet fans and sign copies of his plays. (more...)

State Theatre New Jersey Presents THE MIDTOWN MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

State Theatre New Jersey presents¬†The Midtown Men¬†on¬†Thursday, October 6, 2016¬†at¬†8pm.¬†The Midtown Men is a group featuring four of the original Broadway cast members of the Tony¬ģ and Grammy¬ģ Award-winning hit Broadway musical¬†Jersey Boys.Tickets range from $35-$75. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT - Hit Musical Makes its South Africa Debut with Local Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

???????Get ready for the musical journey of your life!  The critically-acclaimed hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert based on the Oscar-winning hit film makes its South African premiere at Artscape, Cape Town on Tuesday, 28 March 2017.  Presented by Showtime Management in association with Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullarbor Productions, and featuring an all South African cast, Priscilla will be on stage at Artscape until Sunday, 23 April, thereafter moving to Montecasino's Teatro from Friday, 28 April to 18 June 2017. Tickets are now on sale at Computicket. Hashtag: #PriscillaSA. Brought to South Africa in association with BBC First. (more...)

The PACE Center Celebrates 5 Years of Entertaining and Educating the Community
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On October 28, the PACE Center will commemorate its 5th anniversary with a VIP dinner and performance from comedian Wayne Brady. This celebration caps off five years of bringing quality entertainment to Parker and the surrounding communities. (more...)

The Lyric Hammersmith's ALADDIN Announces Its Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for its Christmas show, Aladdin. The Lyric's annual panto returns when Aladdin flies into Hammersmith on his magic carpet for some festive fun in true Lyric style. Fresh for 2016, the show will be full of colourful characters, live music, lots of laughs and of course the magical Genie. (more...)

ABC's MODERN FAMILY to Feature First-Ever Openly Transgender Actor
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

An upcoming episode of ABC's MODERN FAMILY will feature the first-ever openly transgender child, 8-year-old Jackson Millarker. The actor will portray Lily's new friend Tom. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS Begins Performances Tomorrow at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, launches the 2016-2017 season with Mel Brooks' award-winning musical The Producers, directed by Don Stephenson and choreographed by Bill Burns. The Producers features music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, and the original Broadway direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson Featured in Tonight's Episode of BULL
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

HAMILTON star Christopher Jackson is featured in tonight's episode of the new CBS drama series BULL, titled 'The Woman in 8D.' In the episode, Dr. Bull and his Trial Analysis Corporation (TAC) team must formulate a new defense strategy when they discover the jury has a subconscious gender bias toward their client (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's LEXIE McENTIRE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2016

Which brings us to this year's first installment of our popular feature/interview series, Collegiate Theatrics, featuring Belmont University sophomore Mary-Alexis McEntire, who is perhaps better known to friends, family and fans as Lexie McEntire. The Fairfax, Virginia, native is in the initial throes of her second year at the school - known widely for its theater and dance and musical theatre programs - as another young artist in a long line of Belmont students (then and now) making their names known on stages all over the globe. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Prepare to Be Scared with Syfy's Annual '31 Days of Halloween' Celebration
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The scare is everywhere during Syfy's 31 DAYS OF HALLOWEEN! All October, the network will unleash a mix of spooky Syfy originals and nightmare-inducing horror movies, in a cross-platform celebration of the most wickedly wonderful time of the year. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Launches LUNCHTIME CONCERT SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch the 12:15 PM lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001). Admission to the 30 minute events are free, but a free-will offering will benefit the DC Youth Orchestra Program, where Mr. Frazier is an Artist-in-Residence.  (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of SIMON DAWES BECOMES A PLANET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The world premiere of award-winning playwright Alex Moggridge's unique & compelling new play with music Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet is currently getting a limited engagement at the Access Theater (380 Broadway, 4th Fl.) through Saturday, October 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Corbin Bleu, Lora Lee Gayer and Bryce Pinkham in Broadway's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Universal Stage Productions' first-ever Broadway production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW Irving Berlin MUSICAL, starring Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham, Lora Lee Gayer, Tony Award nominee Megan Lawrence, Megan Sikora, withCorbin Bleu and Tony Award nominee Lee Wilkof, is currently in previews for an opening on October 6, 2016 at Studio 54. This is a limited engagement through January 1, 2017. With music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge's new book is inspired by the Academy Award-winning film, Holiday Inn. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic Auditorium
by Cary Ginell - Sep 26, 2016

You've seen them. Gaudy costumes worn by Hollywood and Broadway stars, preserved and on display in museums and galleries. It's a great way to witness first-hand the trappings of the pretend, magical worlds brought to us on celluloid, television, and the live stage. But when you see those famous outfits, hanging stiffly on mannequins, you get the sense something is missing. It's as if they were embalmed mummies from ancient Egypt, beautiful but lifeless. That's what makes a show like Hollywood Revisited, which played Sunday afternoon at the Oxnard Civic Auditorium, so valuable and different as a unique piece of show business entertainment. (more...)

'Pumpkinfest in Disguise' to Take Over Zeeland This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The countdown is on for Zeeland's Pumpkinfest - Celebrating community, family fun, and fall activities for over 30 years. The theme for 2016 is 'Pumpkinfest In Disguise!' (more...)

LUCHA VAVOOM Announces Special Guest for Halloween Shows: RuPaul's Season 7 Winner Violet Chachki
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

If you're chasing down absolute madness this Halloween, look no further thanLUCHA VAVOOM'S annual spectacular. The two-night celebration just got even crazier with the addition of RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 winner, VIOLET CHACHKI, who is bringing her tiny, 18-inch waist and ferocious glamazon style to slay LUCHA VaVOOM's audience in Downtown Los Angeles at The Mayan. The innovative Violet will perform an aerial act for her sensational L.A. Burlesque debut. (more...)

BWW Review: SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Wedding Bell Blues
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 23, 2016

SpeakEasy Stage Company is presenting the New England premiere of a new comedy by Joshua Harmon (BAD JEWS) prior to its scheduled Broadway run in February, 2017. Under the insightful direction of Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault, SIGNIFICANT OTHER offers a cornucopia of talented players (Greg Maraio atop the list), pointed humor, and poignant commentary on the universal human condition. (more...)

My Chemical Romance 'The Black Parade/Living With Ghosts' 10 Year Anniversary Edition Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Warner Bros. Records releases digital and physical versions of My Chemical Romance's The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts (The 10th Anniversary Edition) today via all DSPs including Spotify (more...)

Olivia Newton-John Serves As Grand Marshal of 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

???????The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, announces that Olivia Newton-John has been named the Grand Marshal for this year's landmark anniversary event.  Presented and produced by Associated Television International, the live Parade, taped for network television, will take place on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, November 27 at 5:00 p.m.  The Parade's telecast will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.  The event will include live musical performances (to be announced) that will take place on two stages;  benefiting The Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. (more...)

BWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime. Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

HONK NYC! Festival 2016 Comes to Brooklyn This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

HONK NYC!, the raucous annual international street band extravaganza, celebrates 10 glorious years in 2016 with a fresh batch of riotous rhythms and jubilant jams. More than 300 musicians from 20 ensembles will march through Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Jersey City from October 11 to October 15, presenting a cavalcade of free and low-priced performances in clubs, parks, gardens, schools, museums, and other public spaces. (more...)

Iridesense Releases New Single 'One Heart' Today for World Peace Day
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

With the International Day of Peace a.k.a. 'World Peace Day' today, September 21st, Long Island's own Iridesense (who've been together with the same lineup for over 20 years!) is getting ready to release their new single 'One Heart'. (more...)

New Software Allows Tracking of Critical Event Details
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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COME INSIDE - Portland Gets Naughty
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Portland Theater luminary Mary Macdonald-Lewis adds a saucy soupcon of Victorian sexual rebellion to Portland's first-ever festival of sapiosexual storytelling and titillating theatricality. Her staged reading, The Age of Arousal, joins a heady line up of sex-positive performance ranging from genderqueer exploration to dungeon mistress confessions, all part of Come Inside: A Sex & Culture Theatre Festival curated by Dance Naked Productions. (more...)

Bergen PAC Announces Its Halloween Weekend Dress-Up Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey present its Halloween weekend shows: Laser Spectacular's The Spirit of Michael Jackson: A Zombie-Friendly Performance-Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8PM and David Caserta's Haunted Illusions-Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 4PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Presents Shakespeare's Most Notorious King
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will be available through the month of October when The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, in partnership with Drew University, presents a "double-bill" experience for students and adults. From October 6th - 30th, a single copy of the original First Folio, one of the world's most valuable, rare and influential books will be on public display at Drew University's Mead Hall. The renowned Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. launched an historic tour of the book in early 2016 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. (more...)

20th HalloWeekends Arrives at Cedar Point
by Anton Anderssen - Sep 21, 2016

Cedar Point's fall festival of fright is here, and family fun is lurking around every corner! This is scary theatre at it's best, with costumes to die for. From The Great Pumpkin Fest to Haunt, the spectacular 20th year of HalloWeekends is set to delight and scare beginning Friday night, Sept. 16. (more...)

Award-Winning MOVE ON THE CHA-CHA'S Returns to United Solo Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, life's journey is all about taking the next step.  Move on the Cha-Cha's is written and performed by Boston-based playwright and actress Diane Ripstein.   'I'm not the first Baby Boomer to look at my life and wonder what the legacy might be,' says Diane. 'Like many others, I'm trying to age gracefully and find meaning, while keeping a sense of humor about the whole thing!'    (more...)

Alabama Leads the U.S. with Largest Number of FORTIFIED Homes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

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VIDEO: Sofia Veraga Dishes on New Season of ABC's MODERN FAMILY
by - Sep 21, 2016

Sofia Veraga stopped by today's GMA to dish about the new season of ABC's hit comedy MODERN FAMILY. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Molly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Her Highness, Lesli Margherita
by Broadwaysted - Sep 20, 2016

All Hail the Queen! This week the Broadwaysted crew is holding court with the beautiful and fantastic Lesli Margherita! All Hail the Queen! This week the Broadwaysted crew is holding court with the beautiful and fantastic Lesli Margherita! We pour out some Maker's Mark and chat about Lesli's wild experience winning the Olivier Award for her West End debut as well as her current gig recreating her original turn in Matilda the Musical on Broadway. Lesli dishes about the ironic text message she got about Cats, her Star Wars wedding and ranking of the seven films in the franchise, and the time she died twice on stage (I smell a rat!). Kimberly recently attended Miss America and informs us all about the 'Show Us Your Shoes' Parade and the entire group casts a fantasy version of Real Housewives of Broadway with famous wife characters. We play Lights of Broadway Show Cards 'Heads Up!' and Lesli shares her story about working on stage with artist and #FriendOfTheShow Squigs. (more...)

Sheridan Smith To Reprise Fanny Brice On UK Tour of FUNNY GIRL
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

Following critically acclaimed and record-breaking sold-out runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Savoy Theatre, Sheridan Smith will reprise her highly praised performance of Fanny Brice at selected venues for the UK tour of Funny Girl - she is set to perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. Further casting will be announced shortly, and patrons should check with venues for the performance playing schedule. (more...)

Chcago's Smart Art Theater to Serve Up New Dramatic Comedy NAPERVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Theater Wit, Chicago's premiere 'smart art' theater, looks forward to presenting the Chicago premiere of Naperville by acclaimed young playwright Mat Smart. (more...)

Diamond-Selling Band Journey's Jonathan Cain To Release 'What God Wants To Hear' Oct. 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Fiddlehead Theatre Company Presents Boston Premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Meg Fofonoff and Stacey Stephens, Producing Artistic Directors of Fiddlehead Theatre Company, today announce the cast and production team for the exclusive Boston premiere of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT: The Musical.  Priscilla will run for 10 performances from September 30- October 9, 2016, at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre (265 Tremont Street, Boston).  This spectacular production will star Broadway's Larry Daggett (Ragtime) as Bernadette, the dignified "Mother" figure leading a trio of glamorous drag performers on the ride of their lives across the Australian Outback.  (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Seeks Female Singers - Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is seeking a Female Singer ages 18-45 for upcoming musical: Babes in Hollywood - The Music of Garland and Rooney. To schedule an audition please email headshot and resume to ctcabaret@msn.com Those auditioning will be asked to prepare 2 songs showcasing vocal range. Also prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. (more...)

Sonoma State University's Department of Theatre Arts & Dance presents WAITING FOR THE PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Set in Calgary during World War II, five women gather to work for the war effort while men they love are away. The women discover their own battles as they respond to civilian life during the war. (more...)

Scoop: MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, September 23, 2016
by - Sep 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, September 23, 2016! (more...)

Macy's Announces New Products Inspired by DreamWorks Animation's TROLLS
by Movies News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

This fall, Macy's stores nationwide will be the center of happiness, as the retailer invites customers to #gethappy through a multifaceted entertainment collaboration with DreamWorks Animation, celebrating the upcoming animated feature film TROLLS. (more...)

Christopher Jackson to Juggle HAMILTON with Role on New CBS Drama Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

As BWW has previously reported, Tony nominated actor and HAMILTON star Christopher Jackson takes on the role of fashion-conscious stylist Chunk Palmer on the new CBS drama BULL, premiering tomorrow night 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. (more...)

Divi Resorts Celebrates Barbados' 50th Anniversary of Independence
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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Ason Knapp & Chris Waddel to Host NBCSN'S Coverage of RIO 2016 PARALYMPIC GAMES Closing Ceremony
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Jason Knapp and 13-time paralympic medalist and Paralympic Hall of Fame member Chris Waddell will host NBCSN's coverage of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Closing Ceremony, being held at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this Sunday night, September 18 at 10:30 p.m. ET. (more...)

Cast Announced for Light Opera Works JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITSOctober 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Fall Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements byRon Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

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