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Dance Umbrella Announces First Digital Series MY DANCE DNA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Following its recent announcement of the 2017 festival programme, Dance Umbrella, in partnership with The Space, today announces a brand new talks series that gets into the minds of Britain's top contemporary choreographers and finds out what makes their hearts beat faster. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET FRINGE 2017: CLUB GOTHAM: VILLAINS OF VAUDEVILLE at Nexus
by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2017

This show was dedicated to the late Adam West. (more...)

Celebrate July 4th at Open Air Theatre with STARS 'N STRIPES Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

A Fourth of July tradition returns to the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre stage with 'Stars 'n Stripes' a salute to America. Set for three performances, 'Stars 'n Stripes' will be performed on Friday, June 30, Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Carolee Carmello
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 25, 2017

You might not know this man but you sure will know this woman, the effervescent Carolee Carmello.  Carolee swings by to discuss FALSETTOS, PARADE, LESTAT, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, SCANDALOUS, TUCK EVERLASTING, and so much more! Carolee pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how a business major went on to become a three time Tony nominee, what song did she hear in someone else's dressing room that gave her a panic attack , and why she is not a fan of the rehearsal process! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch CONCERT FOR AMERICA LIVE Featuring Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Can't make it to San Francisco? Watch a livestream of CONCERT FOR AMERICA below! The concert starred Alan Cumming, Jane Lynch, Kate Flannery, Kevin Chamberlin, Faith Prince, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, and more. (more...)

OFF THE RAILS Re-Scheduled to July 27 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

In an ironic twist, 'Off the Rails: Songs of the Subway', has gone 'off the rails'. Due to a signal malfunction (aka unforeseen circumstances), this tongue-in-cheek cabaret about the trails and tribulations of the MTA has been re-scheduled to Thursday, July 27 at 9.30pm, from it's previous Friday, June 30 date. (more...)

Be Their Guest! North Shore Music Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is proud to be producing a new and original production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST uniquely conceived for our trademark theater-in-the-round. The beloved tale will delight New England audiences for three weeks starting Tuesday, July 11 and ending Sunday, July 30. (more...)

Hip Hop Icons Honored at 2017 ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

The ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards returned toThe Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 22, 2017 for its 30th annual ceremony. The invitation-only event celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the most performed ASCAP songs on the 2016 R&B/hip-hop, rap and gospel charts. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/24/2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/24/2017. (more...)

Jimmy Kieffer Sets Sail at NYMF In BACKBEARD: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Inspired by the popular children's books by Matthew McElligott and following its world premiere at the Theatre Institute at Sage College, Backbeard: The Musical will make its New York premiere as part of the New York Musical Festival.  (more...)

Second Show Added to Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Due to popular demand, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces an added second show of Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra's Vocal Jazz Summit. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful Princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a Prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

NPG Records & Warner Bros. Records Release Prince's Purple Rain Deluxe Editions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Today, NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records release Prince'sAcademy Award® and GRAMMY Award®-winning RIAA diamond-certified masterpiece Purple Rain in new Deluxe and Deluxe - Expanded Edition formats. (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to The Bristol Hippodrome this August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce casting for Curve's all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood and opening at Bristol Hippodrome on Mon 7 - Sat 12 Aug 2017. (more...)

'Now That's What I Call A Summer Party 2017' Drops Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

For lovers of summer everywhere, NOW's That's What I Call A Summer Party drops today, June to set the tone for the next few weeks, as the Great British public prepare to soak up the rays. Sun worshippers everywhere are rejoicing: summer has arrived in style. Get your BBQ's, ice cream and shorts out, because it looks set to be a scorcher. (more...)

BWW Interview: Go Under The Sea with Prince Eric Kunze
by Keith Tittermary - Jun 23, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid is coming to Wolf Trap from June 29 - July 2. The smash musical, based on the 1989 Disney film, will only be here for 5 performances. I had the opportunity to talk to Broadway Veteran, Eric Kunze, who plays Prince Eric. (more...)

Scoop: STILL STAR-CROSSED on ABC - Saturday, July 8, 2017
by - Jun 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on STILL STAR-CROSSED, airing on ABC on Saturday, July 8, 2017! (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashley Gilmour Talks MISS SAIGON Tour
by Marianka Swain - Jun 23, 2017

Ashley Gilmour's previous work includes Link Larkin in Hairspray and the ensemble of the original revival cast of Miss Saigon. Now, he's graduated to playing Chris in the UK and Ireland tour of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical, which begins at Curve Leicester on 1 July. (more...)

Review Roundup: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Muny's opening night performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid took place last night, June 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jurgita Dronina to Dance with The National Ballet of Canada and English National Ballet Next Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that Principal Dancer Jurgita Dronina will be a Lead Principal Dancer with English National Ballet in London, England next season. Ms. Dronina will remain with The National Ballet of Canada as Principal Dancer and will be featured in The Winter's Tale, which opens the 2017/18 season, as well as The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. (more...)

Colony Theatre Announces Five-Show Series IT'S SHOWTIME!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced It's Showtime!, a new five-show series which features entertainment ranging from concerts to magic to comedy. Said Colony Director of Development Heather Provost, "We are thrilled to be able to offer this kind of programming over the coming months. The series is designed to provide something for arts lovers of all ages." (more...)

Jessica Tyler Wright Leads the Soccer Mom Wolf-Pack In PLAY LIKE A WINNER at NYMF; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Producers of Play Like A Winner, the new musical by Erik Johnke & David Wolfson and winner of last year's NYMF Developmental Reading Award, are thrilled to announce the complete casting for this July's limited run during the 2017 New York Musical Festival (NYMF). (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL Company Unveils Sing for Hope Piano!
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2017

Just yesterday, the cast of Broadway's Beautiful gathered for a pop-up performance of some of Carole King's most famous hits, at a piano designed by the cast to celebrate Carole King's story. Each of the records on the piano represent the 14 Carole King songs in the show with lyrics from the title song, "Beautiful," on the front of the piano. After the month of June, the piano will be donated to a school in need. (more...)

Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Be Screened Live with Philharmonia Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

London's Royal Albert Hall will present DISNEY IN CONCERT: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The 2017 blockbuster will be screened with a full orchestra. Tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday, June 23rd. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions to Present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

For the second musical of its 37th season, Moonlight Stage Productions plans to make a splash with Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 19 through August 5. (more...)

Additional Performance Announced for THE HAUNTING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

With over 12 different Melbourne reviewers praising the just opened production of THE HAUNTING, the producers (Prince Moo Productions) have just announced an additional Saturday matinee. (more...)

Cover Reveal! The long-awaited TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 22, 2017

The cover has been revealed for TEMPESTS AND SLAUGHTER by Tamora Pierce. It is the long-awaited first book in The Numair Chronicles which Tortall fans have been clamoring for since meeting Numair Salmalín in the early 1990s. Numair was featured in Pierce's highly-lauded Song of the Lioness quartet and was a major character in her The Immortals quartet. (more...)

Catherine Charlebois and Ben Michael to Lead North Carolina Theatre's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, has announced casting for the upcoming production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, playing July 25-30 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

The Company Theatre presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The award-winning Company Theatre presents an adult-cast production of Disney's The Little Mermaid from July 28 through August 20, at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Disney's The Little Mermaid music is by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, with book by Doug Wright. The show is directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, with music direction by Steve Bass and choreography by Sally Forrest. (more...)

Rec Room Arts Continues Inaugural Season with DEAD ROCKSTAR SING-A-LONG CLUB
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

George Michael, 53, born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963 in Finchley, North London, died December 25, 2016 and left the world broken-hearted. One of the greatest singers, songwriters, and pop sensations of our generation, his catchy, upbeat music demands that the listener move, dance, sing-along, foot-tap, shimmy/shake, and feel good. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Camp Wrap-Up - Volume Three!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

So, as we say in show business, 'That's a Wrap!' The dizzying creative and emotional 'hangover' of what transpired in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week, is still lingering... whether it's the students or the faculty. We have all been in constant communication, continuing to be in awe of what actually happened to ALL of us, between June 11 to 17. The work week was intense, long, and difficult, but the rewards and what we all got back, did more than make up for it. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre Offers a New Production of John Cranko's EUGENE ONEGIN, Courtesy of the National Ballet of Canada
by Sondra Forsyth - Jun 22, 2017

John Cranko's Eugene Onegin is often referred to as a “story ballet for grown-ups” since it is devoid of the fantasy birds and other magical creatures that populate so much of the classical ballet canon. The dancers portray real people with real emotions as Cranko brings to life Alexander Pushkin's iconic verse novel. Cranko's version of the tale has new plot twists that some critics have found dismaying while others have applauded them. I fall into the latter category. (more...)

Tony Nominee Michel Bell Joins SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell will make his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this July!  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Will Arnett, Seth Rogen & Alison Brie Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, James asked guest Will Arnett about a recent trip to London and learned Prince Harry appreciates a text message when passing by his grandmother's house. (more...)

BWW Review: American Ballet Theatre's SWAN LAKE is a Swimming Success
by Christina Pandolfi - Jun 21, 2017

If ever someone were to look up “classical ballet” in the dictionary, an image captured from Swan Lake would certainly accompany its definition, thanks to its timeless grace and poise. On Wednesday June 14, 2017, American Ballet Theatre more than lived up to Swan Lake's storied reputation, as the company danced with both precision and pixie dust to create lyrical beauty that echoed Tchaikovsky's magical score. (more...)

David Bowie, Prince, Michael Jackson Items & More Set for Profiles in History's Hollywood Auction 89
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Profiles in History is proud to announce theperformance worn costumes from music icons will be going up for auction at their three day, Hollywood Auction 89, next week in Los Angeles. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

Brown Box Theatre Project to Return for 7th Year of Free Shakespeare with HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Brown Box Theatre Project returns for a seventh year of Free Outdoor Shakespeare with their largest and most ambitious production yet. The troupe's much-anticipated presentation of Hamlet will enjoy a three-week tour to seven outdoor venues throughout Greater Boston August 11-27. (more...)


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BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Photo Scrapbook - Volume Two!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 21, 2017

As you know, Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp wrapped up its third year on Friday night, with a live show at The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, in her home state of Oklahoma. The show also gave birth to the first-ever KRISTI Awards (named for Kristi Dawn Chenoweth) … the star's name commonly used, while growing up. (more...)

AVENUE Q Partners with Pride to Benefit Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Tony Award winning and coming of age musical comedy, Avenue Q, will celebrate NYC PRIDE WEEKEND by donating $25 for every ticket purchased to Point Foundation, the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit.  (more...)

Watch American Opera Projects' AS ONE Online in Celebration of Pride Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

In celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, American Opera Projects (AOP) will make available to the public the video of their 2014 World Premiere production of the opera As One from June 23-30, 2017 on the AOP website. (more...)

Donja R. Love's SUGAR IN OUR WOUNDS to Explore Civil War LGBT Love at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Just announced, Manhattan Theatre Club will produce the world premiere of Sugar in Our Wounds, a new play by Donja R. Love and directed by Saheem Ali (Twelfth Night for the Public Theater's Mobile Unit), as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Skinner Performs POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the video below! (more...)

SAINT JOAN to Play the Fred Stone Theatre at Rollins College
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

This summer, Jeremy Seghers will direct Bernard Shaw's complex and compelling drama based on the rise and fall of Joan of Arc, an uneducated but brilliant farm girl, who famously lead the French army to victory over the English. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner, and Emma Degerstedt and More in Highlights from The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the video below! (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD on ABC - Sunday, July 9, 2017
by - Jun 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 9, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emma Degerstedt, Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner and More Making a Splash in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Muny's opening night performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid took place last night, June 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VTA's Reel Late at the Vic features Rock Musical PURPLE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association's 2017-2018 Reel Late at the Vic Series is taking Dayton back to the '80s, specifically 1984 with the cult classic rock musical drama PURPLE RAIN! Enjoy the electrifying music of rock legend, Prince, in the first film of the 2017-2018 Reel Late at the Vic on Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $6 or passbooks of 10 tickets for $35. To purchase, visit Ticket Center Stage, located in the Wintergarden of the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, call 937-228-3630, toll free 888-228-3630 or purchase online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

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