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Nick Viall Will Look for Love Again on ABC's THE BACHELOR, Returning January 2017
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Nick Viall, 35, a technology salesman from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is back stronger than ever, ready and eager to begin his search for true love on the 21st season of ABC's hit romance reality series THE BACHELOR which will premiere in January 2017. (more...)

FOX Renews HELL'S KITCHEN for Seasons 17 & 18
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

FOX has ordered 17th and 18th seasons of the Gordon Ramsay culinary competition series HELL'S KITCHEN. In the hit cooking series, aspiring restaurateurs are put through an intense culinary academy to prove they have the endurance and skill to compete and win a life-changing grand prize. (more...)

Stages St. Louis Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce its spectacular 31st Season! The 2017 Season includes Andrew Lloyd Webber's inspiring JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Dolly Parton's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, and our TYA version of SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, the season "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." The fun kicks off June 2nd and runs through October 8th, 2017. (more...)

Copland House Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

An appearance by multi-Grammy Award winning clarinetist and composer Paquito d'Rivera; a world premiere by Rome Prize-winner Derek Bermel; a concert haunted by Bach, Schubert, and musical ghosts of past centuries; song settings of the mystical, powerful poetry of celebrated Austro-German author Rainer Maria Rilke; and music inspired by the American West highlight the 8th season of Copland House concerts at Westchester County's majestic Merestead estate in Mount Kisco, NY. (more...)

T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. (more...)

BWW Preview: NIRWATA, a Musical
by Albertus Raynaldi - Sep 8, 2016

The Indonesian Community in Nanyang Technology University (ICN), is bringing Bali, the Tropical Island of Gods to Singapore through an exceptional musical called 'Nirwata'. (more...)

Lindsey Ferrentino Receives 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting for UGLY LIES THE BONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The 2016 Kesselring Prize for Playwriting - given annually by the National Arts Club to an outstanding new playwright on the verge of national recognition - will be presented this year to Lindsey Ferrentino for her play UGLY LIES THE BONE, it has been announced by the Kesselring Prize committee. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY; Josh Groban Co-Hosts
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Josh Groban, who makes his Broadway debut this fall in NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, will join Kelly Ripa as co-host of LIVE WITH KELLY. Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth will also stop by the show to perform from her new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' (more...)

Travel Channel to Premiere New Season of HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE, 10/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Hotel expert Anthony Melchiorri returns for a new season of Travel Channel's hit series HOTEL IMPOSSIBLE and his newest show 'Hotel Impossible: Five Star Secrets.' (more...)

Tickets to AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Sale Tomorrow at Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

An American in Paris, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, comes to Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts this holiday season. The Orlando engagement will play the Walt Disney Theater December 13 -18, 2016. Tickets are on sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, September 23, 2016. (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...)

BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre welcomes back several Philly and Broadway talents for their glorious season opener. (more...)

TV Exclusive: On the Field and in Our Hearts! Listen to Kristin Chenoweth's 'I'm A Fool to Want You' from THE ART OF ELEGANCE
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' is set for a digital release this Friday, September 23rd, followed by a physical release on September 30th, 2016, featuring a collection of American Songbook standards. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive listen to 'I'm A Fool to Want You' from the album, set to footage from Chenoweth's recent appearance at the Patriots-Cardinals 'Sunday Night Football' showdown earlier this month. Check it out below! (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

BWW Review: MECHANICS OF LOVE
by Courtney Savoia - Sep 20, 2016

The way we love speaks volumes about who we are as people and how we relate to others. Dipika Guha's MECHANICS OF LOVE tests the boundaries of the power of love with a unique foursome who couldn't be more different. (more...)

The Performing Garage Presents Obie Award Winner Winsome Brown's Newest Work HIT THE BODY ALARM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS MARY BROWN at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.), with previews set to begin September 20 prior to the solo play's official opening night September 22. Directed by Brad Rouse and Winsome Brown, HIT THE BODY ALARM is scheduled to run through October 2, 2016. (more...)

LAURA BUSH KILLED A GUY to Play The Klunch Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Laura Bush is an enigma wrapped in another enigma. She's shy, beautiful, bookish, and in 1963, she blew through a stop sign and killed a guy. It was probably just an accident. Or maybe, just maybe… it was murder. Join Mrs. Bush for this hilarious and heartfelt evening of real-life reminiscences of her childhood in Texas (untrue?), of her marriage to George W. Bush (a sham?), and of their rapid ascent to the very pinnacle of world power (an abomination?). (more...)

Hypokrit Theatre Company Announces Line-Up for TAMASHA: FESTIVAL OF SOUTH ASIAN PERFORMING ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Hypokrit Theatre Company, in association with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, is pleased to announce the line up for Tamasha: Festival of South Asian Performing Arts. The festival will take over the entire Paradise Factory (64 East 4th St) to spotlight over fifty South Asian performers. Tamasha takes place September 26th through October 2nd, 2016. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Move Into Melbourne's Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Shaun Micallef and Francis Greenslade star as the famous mismatched duo in comedy classic The Odd Couple. Directed by comedy specialist Peter Houghton, this hilarious story about friendship, marriage and unexpected flatmates opens on Thursday 10 November at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

R. G. McQueen Shares PECKERWOOD IN PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

R. G. McQueen, a dedicated writer and author, has completed his new book 'Peckerwood in Paradise': a fairytale-like fictional story about a man whose life is turned upside-down by an unexpected twist of fate. (more...)

2016 Bessies to Honor Choreographer Brenda Bufalino with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announce legendary tap innovator and choreographer Brenda Bufalino as the recipient of the 2016 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance; and The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Alex Smith, Executive Chairman of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, as this year's recipients of Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance. (more...)

Just a week remains to enter the DIY Network Blog Cabin Giveaway 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Always Love Lucy Theatre Presents Tennessee Williams' OUT CRY Featuring All-South Asian Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Always Love Lucy Theatre, a New York theater company, has announced the premiere production of Tennessee Williams's Out Cry- with a twist: South Asian actors will perform it. Tamasha, a Festival for South Asian Performing Arts, hosts this limited run on September 28th and October 1st. (more...)

Little Black Afro Theatre Presents SWAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Part thriller, part horror fantasy, Little Black Afro Theatre is proud to announce its next production: Swan, a new play by Hamilton-born, Toronto-based playwright Aaron Jan. Gruesome, spine-tingling, and unrelenting, Swan follows a group of young queer women as they piece together a vicious, disturbing episode from their school days 10 years ago. Swan will be produced in association with Filament Incubator from November 3 - 13, 2016, and will be presented at Theatre Passe Muraille's Backspace. 10% of the box office proceeds from this production will be donated to DAREarts, a Canadian children's charity that uses educational experiences in the arts to empower children and youth facing life challenges. (more...)

Singapore Literature Festival Presents An Evening of New Theatrical Work
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

 The Singapore Literature Festival Closing Night: OUTSIDE THE LINES features theatrical performances of works by Alfian Sa'at (Hotel), Ovidia Yu (The Woman in a Tree On the Hill), and Marcus Yi (After the Merlion Returned Home). The staged readings will be performed on September 30, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the National Opera Center at 330 7th Ave, New York, NY. Free and open to the public. Registration is required. The show runs approximately 90 minutes. Talk-back and reception to follow. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Amy Adams & More at TIFF: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Red Carpet Premiere
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2016

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal and Armie Hammer headline the second feature from director Tom Ford (A Single Man), about a woman who is forced to confront the demons of her past as she is drawn into the world of a thriller novel written by her ex-husband. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

Kara Tointon to Lead A Major New Production of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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National Geographic Channel to Present Unprecedented Global Event Series - MARS
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Of all the planets in our solar system, none has captured our collective imagination like Mars — a mysterious, indelible part of the zeitgeist. (more...)

VIDF to Bring Alonzo King LINES Ballet and Dairakudakan to the Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) announces two captivating highlight presentations as part of the 2017 line up: San Francisco's Alonzo King LINES Ballet (March 3 & 4, 2017) and Japan's Dairakudakan (March 10 & 11, 2017), at the Vancouver Playhouse. (more...)

ICWP Announces Record-Breaking Number of 50/50 Applause Awards This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) is thrilled to report that a record-breaking number of recipients will receive the 2016 50/50 Applause Awards, which recognizes theatres that produced 50% or more women playwrights in their 2015/16 season of shows. ICWP defines 50/50 by the number of qualifying performances in a theatre's season. This allows a concrete measurement of the resources being devoted to women playwrights. (more...)

World's First Immersive Storytelling Festival to Hit NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Future of StoryTelling (FoST) today announced the debut of The Future of StoryTelling Festival (FoST FEST), taking place October 7-9 in New York City and featuring 75,000 square feet of exhibitions and other programming--including more than 50 hands-on technology demos, virtual-reality (VR) and augmented-reality (AR) exhibits, interactive installations, panel conversations, 360 films, games, live theater performances, and a multiperson VR theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Natalie Douglas Brings Glitter and Magic to Birdland in STEVIE SONGS
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 15, 2016

For her soulful, imaginative rendering of jazz, pop, and R&B music, Los Angeles native and septuple MAC Award winner Natalie Douglas has earned raves for two decades from American and British critics alike. Superlatives like 'transcendent,' 'heart-stopping,' and '[the] greatest' pepper reviews both of her live performances and work in the studio. Douglas' new show, STEVIE SONGS, which marked her 50th performance at Birdland, made clear why Clive Davis of The New York Times wrote, 'By the end [of a show], you want to her to carry on into the small hours.' (more...)

The Maxamoo Podcast Reviews CAUGHT, THE JAMB, THE WOLVES, AUBERGINE, BEARS IN SPACE, More
by Maxamoo - Sep 14, 2016

Seeing good shows produces good episodes and the shows we saw this week were great! David, Diep and Lindsay discuss the latest beyond Broadway in New York City theater.  (more...)

Theatre Pro Rata Stages HENRY V and 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

On Friday, November 5, Theatre Pro Rata will open Henry V by William Shakespeare and a special three performance remount of 44 Plays for 44 Presidents by Andy Bayiates et al. (Nov. 6-8) at the brand new Nimbus Theatre in Minneapolis. (more...)

Lyric Hammersmith Announces Casting for SHOPPING AND F***ING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Shopping and Fucking. Alex Arnold will be playing Robbie, Ashley McGuire will be playing Brian, David Moorst will be playing Gary, Sam Spruell will be playing Mark, Sophie Wu will be playing Lulu. (more...)

National Theatre of the Deaf to Present Excerpts of Deaf Theatre Adaptation of KING LEAR at Eugene O'Neill Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The National Theatre of the Deaf is pleased to announce a performance of excerpts from John Basinger's THE KING, based on the title character in William Shakespeare's KING LEAR. Mr. Basinger will also direct this production for NTD. Patrick Graybill plays the lead character.  Graybill is responsible for the Sign Language adaptation of THE KING.    (more...)

Opera Naples Announces 2016-2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Opera Naples has announced its first opera of the  "Come Alive!" 2016/2017 season, Puccini's Turandot, performed at Artis Naples on November 9, 2016 at 8pm. It's chilling storyline includes a vengeful, beautiful princess playing a deadly game of riddles with noble pursuers and a prince that challenges her to the very end. This international favorite will be scheduled for one night only at Artis Naples located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents World Premiere of TRIDENT MOON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the world premiere of Trident Moon by multi-award-winning Canadian playwright Anusree Roy in her UK debut runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Monday and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 9 October 2016.  (more...)

IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp to Attend Reeling Film Festival in Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago Filmmakers and Showtime Networks have announced that Broadway legend Anthony Rapp, from the original casts of Rent and If/Then, will attend the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. (more...)

URINETOWN, EVITA, GOOD PEOPLE and More Set for Lake Worth Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Lake Worth Playhouse has announced its 2016-17 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

ABC's BACHELOR IN PARADISE Finale Is Up Year to Year and Hits Season Highs
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

During the week of September 5, 2016, ABC was the 2nd most-watched TV network (4.5 million) to an NFL-fueled NBC, which carried primetime games on both Thursday and Sunday. ABC grew its overall audience year to year (+5% - 4.5 million vs. 4.3 million on w/o 9/7/15) for the 3rd week in a row. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces Full Casting for Bonnie Greer's THE HOTEL CERISE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Kerry Michael today announces the cast for the world premiere of Bonnie Greer's new play The Hotel Cerise, directed by Femi Elufowoju, jr. Inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard the production is a key part of the theatre's focus on commissioning new work and adaptations. Ellen Thomas leads the company, with El Anthony, Madeline Appiah, Michael Bertenshaw, Nicholas Beveney, Andrew Dennis, Abhin Galeya, Lacharne Jolly, Corey Montague-Sholay, Claire Prempeh, Alexis Rodney and Angela Wynter. The production opens on 25 October with previews from 20 October and runs until 12 November.   (more...)

BWW Blog: Meggie Cansler - The Final Weekend
by Guest Blogger: Meggie Cansler - Sep 12, 2016

It's the final weekend of Broadway Under the Stars for 2016! Let's check in with Transcendence Artist Meggie Cansler... (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

MOBILE UNIT'S HAMLET, Starring Chukwudi Iwuji, Begins Next Week at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Public Theater will begin previews for the MOBILE UNIT'S Hamlet on Monday, September 19. (more...)

Aaron Neville Performs 'Hard To Believe' on TODAY; Debuts 'Stompin' Ground' Lyric Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

American music legend Aaron Neville performs “Hard To Believe” on the Today Show, watch his performance here http://smarturl.it/an_todayshow. (more...)

Scoop: HAWAII FIVE-O on CBS - Friday, September 30, 2016
by - Sep 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on HAWAII FIVE-O, airing on CBS on Friday, September 30, 2016! (more...)

BWW Interview: Back to School [of Rock] with Horace Green's New Lady in Charge- Jenn Gambatese!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2016

She has talked to apes, crooned Elvis' greatest hits and done time at the big dollhouse. Now Jenn Gambatese is back on Broadway, and this time she's ready to rock. (more...)

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