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Shuler Hensley to Give a Close Shave in SWEENEY TODD at Atlanta Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will slay audiences at Atlanta Opera next June, starring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in his company debut in the title role. Meredith Arwady will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett. (more...)

The Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series Ends Season with AROUND THE WORLD!, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Fiddlesticks Family Concert Series wraps up the 2017-2018 season with “Around the World!,” a celebration of the music created in different countries  on Saturday, May 13 at 11:15 a.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

John Lennon Original 'Sgt. Pepper' Sketch Highlights Julien's Music Icons Auction
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Julien's Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, has announced one of the most remarkable auctions ever to take place in New York City — Music Icons 2017. (more...)

AMI This Week to visit five regions as part of ATW on the Road cross country trip
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Broadway Stars Abound In Upcoming Season At The Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Cabaret's next season of engaging, intimate performances continues at Indiana Landmarks Center's Cook Theater.  The Cabaret's 2017 Summer/Fall season, which includes nine Broadway stars and the debut of local chanteuse, Gail Payne, kicks off on Friday, June 30. (more...)

Real Talent. Real Beauty. Chanté Moore's New Single & Video 'Real One' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

'I done messed around and found a real one!' Saluting the magic of real love, Chanté Moore's new single 'Real One' now has beautiful visual accompaniment. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 27, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Odd marketing, SNL does theatre, political correctness in musical theatre, Hal Prince tackles racism, and Ethel Merman sings Nirvana. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Christine Pedi Talks S.T.A.G.E. Benefit IDOLS & ICONS To Be Performed One Night Only on May 13
by Don Grigware - Apr 26, 2017

Actress Christine Pedi is well known for her theatre/cabaret appearances as well as TV and SiriusXM radio. Her finest hour has come in Forbidden Broadway with her glorious singing impressions. She took time out from her busy schedule to talk about her upcoming appearance in LA for the last S.T.A.G.E. benefit on Saturday May 13 at the Saban Theatre. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ivan Hernandez Joins A CHORUS LINE at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ivan Hernandez has joined the cast of A CHORUS LINE, running at The Muny July 29-August 4. Hernandez will play Zach, joining previously announced: Caley Crawford (Bebe), Rick Faugno (Al), Hannah Florence (Diana), Jolina Javier (Connie), Madison Johnson (Kristine), Sean Jones (Mike), Evan Kinnane (Bobby), Sarah Meahl (Val), Matt Meigs (Larry), Ian Paget (Paul), Justin Prescott (Don), Drew Redington (Mark), Kiira Schmidt (Judy), Bronwyn Tarboton (Maggie), Sharrod Williams (Richie) and Victor Wisehart (Greg) join the previously announced Bianca Marroquin (Cassie) and Megan Sikora (Sheila).??????? (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic Presents Final Concert, CABRERA CONDUCTS BRUCKNER, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Las Vegas Philharmonic presents its final concert of the 2016 – 2017 concert season, Cabrera Conducts Bruckner on Saturday, May 27th at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center.  Music Director Donato Cabrera will host a pre-concert conversation at 6:30 p.m. for patrons to learn more about the history and meaning behind the music in the evening's program.  (more...)

Calling All Bakers, Witches and Princesses! Ahmanson to Throw Cast Party for INTO THE WOODS Actors Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

On Saturday, May 13, 2017, following the 2 p.m. matinee performance of Fiasco Theater's "Into the Woods" at the Ahmanson Theatre, Center Theatre Group will throw a cast party for all the Bakers and Witches, Cinderellas and Princes, Milky Whites, et al., who have ever appeared in a production of "Into the Woods." (more...)

Tonys Host Kevin Spacey to Bring CLARENCE DARROW to Flushing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Kevin Spacey will star in Clarence Darrow, the acclaimed solo show written by David. W. Rintels and directed by Thea Sharrock. First presented at the Old Vic Theatre in London, it will now come to New York for a unique two-night event at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York, on June 15th and 16th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Julianne Daly Lets It Go on the Disney Wonder
by Christopher Castanho - Apr 26, 2017

Currently sailing the high seas and freezing hearts with her magical powers in the new Disney Crusie Line production 'Frozen, A Musical Spectacular' is mainstage performer Julianne Daly. I was lucky enough to sit down and chat with the actress and hear about how her experience developing a new musical adaptation of this famous and well-loved Disney film, in addition to being a Disney Cruise ship performer. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents SEASON ENCORE PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The curtain comes down on Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2016-2017 season with its annual Season Encore Performance, a crowd-pleasing reprise of some of PNB's greatest hits. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere of GIRL SHAKES LOOSE Triumphs at Penumbra Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Apr 26, 2017

This fresh new musical is a terrific addition to the American musical canon, a show a lot of us have been waiting for. It's a rare thing: the main character is a young African-American woman struggling to find her way in present day USA. Without oversimplifying her struggles with love, sexuality, and work, it takes us all along on her search for self. Tuneful, funny, and soulful, GIRL SHAKES LOOSE is decidedly contemporary and honors the great Sonia Sanchez, a shining light of the Black Arts Movement. (more...)

Witness WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at Bristol Riverside Theatre 5/9-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Community, collaboration and crime capture the mood at Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution, running May 9-May 28.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the high-voltage thriller by the Queen of Crime drama, which concludes BRT's 30th Anniversary Season, features an ensemble of professional actors Sharon Alexander, Keith Baker, Kenneth Boys, Hanna Gaffney,  Leonard C. Haas, Eleanor Handley, Thomas-Robert Irvin, Kyra Leeds, Matt Leisy, James Luse, William R. McHattie, Christopher J. Perugini, Carl Wallnau, Paul B. Weagraff, and Kylie Westerbeck performing alongside Bucks County community members Missy Andrews, Mari Bernhagen, Drew Burke, Melissa Bushey, David Owen Cashell, Sybil Cooper, Matthew DiMarino, Ginny Fairweather, Maryann Fanning, Michael Gearty, Regina Gluhski, Terri Hall, Sarah Konyves, Donna Rae Lee, Matt Lydon, Sr., Matt Lydon, Jr., Donna McCole, Ronald Pae, Eileen Peters, Dottie Polsenberg, Lesia Pryor, Patricia Rooney, Kurt Scholer, Marion M. Walter, Harriet Zeff, and Margie Zielinski. (more...)

NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES Audience Engagement Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The current state of criminal justice and incarceration in Illinois will be discussed following two performances of Not About Nightingales - the play Tennessee Williams wrote in response to a real-life 1938 atrocity in which four inmates of a Philadelphia prison were literally roasted to death. (more...)

World-Renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir to Release New Album ft. Legendary Guest Artists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square announced today the launch of their latest album, Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends to be released on May 12th, which features some of the world's top artists (more...)

Bard SummerScape 2017 Presents First Fully Staged Production Of DIMITRIJ, 7/28-8/6
by Molly Tracy - Apr 25, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself “an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape” (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonín Dvo?ák's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in “Chopin and His World” is no exception. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces Three Youth Theatre Summer Camp Experiences
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce a series of Youth Theatre Summer Camps, perfect for theatre-loving young people to come, learn and explore their love for theatre this Summer! Youth Theatre Director Donna Inglima comments, "This is our most extensive and exciting series of youth Summer camps ever.  Everything from Hamilton to Panto and three amazing, life-changing experiences for kids of all ages!"  (more...)

Didy Weldman to Present UMANOOVE in THE HAPPINESS PROJECT at The Place
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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HBO to Debut 2017 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, 4/29
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

ELO, Joan Baez, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Journey and Pearl Jam are the inductees in the exclusive HBO special 2017 ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY, debuting SATURDAY, APRIL 29 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

Cleveland Orchestra Announces 2017-18 American Greetings Family Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Cleveland Orchestra announces its 2017-18 American Greetings Family Concert series, for children ages 7 and older, and PNC Musical Rainbow series, for children ages 3 to 6.  Both concert series are designed to introduce young people to classical music, and feature performances by Cleveland Orchestra musicians with special guest artists. Subscriptions for both series are now available by visiting the Severance Hall Ticket Office, clevelandorchestra.com, and by calling 216-231-1111 or 800-686-1141.  Tickets to individual performances go on sale in late summer.  (more...)

Live Nation Celebrates Beginning Of Summer Concert Season With 'National Concert Day' & Special Offer For Fans
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

From experiencing live music under the stars at an outdoor amphitheater, to rocking out at an arena, or taking a road trip to a music festival, there is something special about summer concerts, and Live Nation is celebrating the start of the season with National Concert Day (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, May 12, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN , airing on THE CW on Friday, May 12, 2017! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre's Stage Readings of LOVE AND REAL ESTATE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings of Love and Real Estate, three one-act musicals with book and lyrics by Sean Hartley and music by Sam Davis. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 Summer Season Promises 'Most Diverse Season Ever Produced'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

As the curtain goes up the stage heats up with an amazing presentation of musicals for Moonlight Stage Productions' 2017 summer season at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces the 15th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Mad Cow Theatre announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 15th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. This year's cabaret festival has a new look and feel as we move our festival from an annual event to a year-round series with a cabaret event during every season of the year! (more...)

Further Casting Announced for TREVOR THE MUSICAL World Premiere at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. (more...)

Vivian Reed and Allan Harris to Bring CENTRAL PARK & OTHER DREAMS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

On Friday, May 19, 2017 at 9:30 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, 'Central Park & Other Dreams,' under the musical direction of Marty Ashby, the GRAMMY Award Executive Producer of MCG Jazz, will celebrate the sights and sounds of the Big Apple with performances by the jazz world's coolest musicians, featuring multi-award winning artist Vivian Reed (Bubbling Brown Sugar) and internationally acclaimed vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, the Utah Symphony embarks upon a 1,200-mile tour of Utah from August 29 to September 2, 2017, connecting with rural communities through free outdoor performances and educational activities that pay homage to the state's landscape and the country's Native American heritage. Supported by Signature Sponsor the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, this “Great American Road Trip” tour comprises three full orchestra concerts and two chamber performances at state parks and national monuments. Maestro Fischer conducts symphonic works that complement the natural beauty of Utah, as well as music by Native American composer Brent Michael Davids, who performs in his own work as a wood flute soloist. The tour's educational outreach includes in-school assemblies and pre-concert interactive presentations revolving around the role of wind in music making and the region's natural sciences, while post-concert “star parties,” hosted by local astronomy groups and park rangers, allow visitors to experience and learn about Utah's night sky. Utah Symphony's “Great American Road Trip” tour builds on the successes of the orchestra's 2014 Mighty 5® Tour and its collaboration with KUED on the 2015 Emmy Award-winning documentary National Park Symphony. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre presents the regional premiere of award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale, a powerful family drama about a burned-out social worker who faces an increasingly complex moral dilemma as she tries to determine the best home for an at-risk infant.  (more...)

DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST On Sale Now at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

 Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the first Disney production produced at the Omaha Community Playhouse, will run in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at OCP May 26 - June 25, 2017. Tickets are available now at the OCP box office or online at OmahaPlayhouse.com  (more...)

Photo Flash: BEACH BLANKET BABYLON Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love in San Francisco, Beach Blanket Babylon is currently featuring a host of groovy characters, including Haight-Ashbury gals, Hippie Gal, The Beatles, Hippie Peanut and many more. (more...)

Jason Forbach and Phoenix Best Sign on for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Jason Forbach, who was recently featured in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables and Phoenix Best who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple will star in this summer's production of Evita at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

The Drama League Announces the 2017 Fellowship Recipients of the Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks) has announced the eleven exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2017 Directing Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project. (more...)

Winners of the 2017 London Marathon Announced! - Record-Breaking Numbers, New World Records and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

After a record number of runners crossed the Start Line of the Virgin Money London Marathon, more than 39,400 completed the gruelling 26.2-mile journey from Blackheath to Westminster, making the 37th edition of the race the biggest in its history by 347 runners. (more...)

Orphans, Lucky Breaks and Hard Work! Seven Rags-to-Riches Musicals from ANNIE to ANASTASIA
by Jessica Khan - Apr 24, 2017

Broadway loves a good orphan story, or the classic came-from-nothing and rose-to-something plot line. There's something heartening about those who 'make it' despite all the odds. In honor of ANASTASIA's opening tonight, we've rounded up some of Broadway's rags-to-riches tales! (more...)

New Works by Lisa Kron, Duncan Sheik, Josh Radnor, Stephen Trask, Lynn Nottage and More Set for Knockout 33rd Season at Vassar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the programming lineup for their upcoming 33rd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season, which brings together some of the most influential theatrical voices working today for fully-staged productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, April 30, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, April 30, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D on ABC - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on MARVEL'S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D, airing on ABC on Tuesday, May 9, 2017! (more...)

Rock Artist Debra Devi Premieres First Single and Video From Upcoming EP
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

“Butterfly” is the deliciously sexy first single from '70s-influenced rocker Debra Devi's Wild Little Girl EP (True Nature Records). (more...)

BWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Brings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Apr 24, 2017

BWW Review: Shanghai Ballet Bings SWAN LAKE Back to Melbourne at Regent Theatre (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 24, 2017

Today's subjects, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp, are most commonly associated with one particular Broadway show – Rent. This Friday night, April 28th, you can see them join forces once again at the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda, Maryland, and it promises to be a really good time. It may also introduce you other aspects of their theatre lives since that groundbreaking 1990s musical. (more...)

First Full U.S. Staging of Dvorak's DIMITRIJ Highlights Opera at Bard SummerScape
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Committed since its inception to reviving important but neglected operas, Bard SummerScape has long proven itself 'an indispensable part of the summer operatic landscape' (Musical America). With the long overdue American staged premiere of Antonin Dvorak's Dimitrij as its operatic centerpiece, this year's immersion in 'Chopin and His World' is no exception.  (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway hit will run at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited time starting May 9 through May 14, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'The Black Fairy' Episode of ONCE UPON A TIME
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

On the next episode of ONCE UPON A TIME titled 'The Black Fairy', Storybrooke braces for the final battle and uncovers a heart-wrenching secret. (more...)

Hit Potter Play PUFFS to Mark 100th Magical Show Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic will celebrate its landmark 100th performance Off-Broadway at The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street) on Saturday, April 29. Due to popular demand, the show will add a regular Thursday evening performance at 7:30 PM beginning June 8. PUFFS - presented by TILTED WINDMILLS THEATRICALS - takes a second look at everyone's favorite world of wizards through the eyes of the Puffs, a lovable group of magical misfits. (more...)

Saxophonist Elan Trotman Adds EDM Beats to Caribbean-Jazz Fusion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his committed to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, but after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles that made him a permanent fixture on radio playlists, the Barbados native is “shaking it up” by going electronic on “Electro Sax.' (more...)

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