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Princesses is a musical within a musical about a group of "seen-it-all, too-hip-for-their-roommates private school girls" who are forced by an enthusiastic teacher (played by English) to put on a production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's Victorian classic, A Little Princess.

M6 Theatre's MAVIS SPARKLE to Launch UK Tour This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The award winning M6 Theatre Company's magical new production Mavis Sparkle, for children aged 4+ and families, is set to breeze into theatres this autumn from 8 October to 5 March 2017. (more...)

Alley Rep Announces 2016/2017 Series: KILL THE DARLINGS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Call it celebrity culture or just old-fashioned idolatry, but when we lavish more attention on characters and avatars than flesh-and-blood human beings, something essential is lost. In KILL THE DARLINGS, Alley Repertory Theater's 2016/2017 series, three comedic plays will confront the idols of politics, mythology, and pop in hopes of rediscovering our shared humanity. (more...)

Les Ballets Trockadero Return to Vancouver by Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Show One Productions presents the return of world-infamous Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo onJanuary 20 & 21, 2017 at 8pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

BWW Takes a Look at What's On at the King's and Theatre Royal this Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The King's and Theatre Royal jam-packed autumn season is already well underway with classics such as Cats and The Mousetrap earlier this with much more to come in the run up to the festive season and there's even got a glimpse as to what the new year will bring… (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: The Life and Times of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2016

It all starts very simple. A steady piano, a lilting flute. A young woman descending a staircase in the ballgown of every little girl's dreams, meeting her intended at the base. They beam at one another; she curtsies, he bows. As the iconic voice of Angela Lansbury enters the equation through an enchanted teapot, infusing the sequence with warmth and wisdom, the woman and her very unlikely suitor enter the ballroom. Finally having learned to ignore their differences, the two sway and twirl their way into happily ever after. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Season 2 of WE tv's GROWING UP HIP HOP, Premiering 10/13
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The princes and Princesses of the hip hop world are back for an explosive new season of WE tv's docu-series, GROWING UP HIP HOP premiering Thursday October 13th at 10pm ET/PT. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Launch in Singapore on StarHub TV
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Smithsonian Channel is set to launch on StarHub TV in Singapore on September 27, marking the network's first expansion outside of North America. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Laila, Age 4
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 21, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

Starvox Entertainment to Bring DISENCHANTED! to Toronto This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Starvox Entertainment has announced the hilarious hit musical, DISENCHANTED! playing at Toronto's Randolph Theatre from October 20th, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's Lushly Romantic CINDERELLA Opens the New Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 17, 2016

From the very first moment - when principal guest conductor Nathan Fifield raises his baton and the musicians of the Nashville Symphony play the very first notes of Prokofiev's lush score - it becomes apparent that Nashville Ballet's Cinderella is going to be something very special. And so it goes for the next two-and-one-half-hours: All the way to the final tableau in which the lovely young woman (danced with power and grace by the always-superb Kayla Rowser) finds herself upon a swing in an altogether bucolic setting, with the comforting and loving arm of her dashing prince (Judson Veach, handsome and steadfast) gently caressing her. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Teams with National Museum of African American History for Historic Opening
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On September 24, 2016, the Smithsonian will open the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history and culture. (more...)

Travel Through Time with SLEEPY HOLLOW – A MUSICAL TALE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Could time travel take you to the past? In a tale both spooky and hilarious, three modern day children in "Sleepy Hollow - A Musical Tale" get a Halloween trick they'll never forget at the old Crane house when they end up in 1790 in New Amsterdam, New York. (more...)

Paper Mill to Offer Free Summer Children's Book Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a new, free Summer Children's Book Reading Series in the lobby of the Millburn theater on select Saturdays at noon in July and August.  Each week the theater will present a different book (full schedule below).  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Gene Hackman Narrates Smithsonian Channel's THE UNKNOWN FLAG RAISER OF IWO JIMA
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Academy Award winning actor Gene Hackman has signed on to narrate Smithsonian Channel's THE UNKNOWN FLAG RAISER OF IWO JIMA, airing July 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Present WILD WEDNESDAYS Featuring World's Deadliest Predators
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Smithsonian Channel goes to where the wild things are this summer as the network ramps up WILD WEDNESDAYS with an exhilarating new block of wildlife programming beginning July 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

Lea Salonga Will Return to Feinstein's/54 Below for Record-Breaking Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

After a sold-out engagement in April 2016, Lea Salonga returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with an encore of the show that Stephen Holden of The New York Times called 'one of the year's most satisfying cabaret shows." Due to popular demand, Lea Salonga will now play a record-breaking 15 performances from May 9 to 22, 2017 - the most in a single run to ever play Feinstein's/54 Below.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES Is A Bizarre, Juicy, Fairytale Feast Of Color And Comedy
by Jade Kops - Jun 24, 2016

Opera Australia's interpretation of Sergei Prokofief's THE LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES returns to delight and entrance Sydney audiences. An explosion of colour, light, and fabulous physicality, this work breaks the mould of traditional opera with animated, accessible music and clever lyrics. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Upper Darby Summer Stage to Open 41st Season with DISNEY PRINCESSES & HEROES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Audiences are invited to hear their favorite Disney songs in a musical revue as Upper Darby Summer Stage opens its 41st season with 'Disney Princesses & Heroes.' Performances are July 6, 7 and 8 at 10:30 a.m. and on July 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere THE UNKNOWN FLAG RAISER OF IWO JIMA, 7/3
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The full forensic investigation unfolds with never-before-seen evidence in THE UNKNOWN FLAG RAISER OF IWO JIMA, premiering Sunday, July 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Zachary Levi, Jeremy Jordan & More Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

On June 20th, Broadway's Cinderella, Tony nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted the third installment of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below, featuring Adrienne Warren, Taylor Louderman, Zachary Levi, Jeremy Jordan, and and over a dozen more Princesses and special guests. Check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 20-26, Featuring Alexandra Silber, Laura Osnes, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 19, 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: Al(exandra) Silber's Casual Monday, The Broadway Princess Party feat. Laura Osnes, Barbara Cook, Lorna Luft Celebrates Pride Week, and Anything But Love the Musical in Concert. (more...)

POP-UP TALES Returns to Galloway Theatre with More Choose Your Own Adventure Style Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Back by popular demand, Tangible Productions brings POP-UP TALES back to the Galloway Theatre this July holiday. POP-UP TALES is interactive, improvised storytelling for children, where the audience gets to decide the "who", "what" and "where" of their very own fun-filled adventure. (more...)

Barbara Cook, Lorna Luft & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Join Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for Concert, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

PITTSBURGH – Rock 'n roll icons Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on stage for a night of symphonic rock at Heinz Hall on June 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

30 New Shows at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

?30 new shows form a new season of entertainment at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre featuring Sir Roger Moore, Lesley Garrett, Brendan Cole, the return of The Fizzogs, Meera Syal's new production of ANITA & ME, David Walliams' acclaimed GANGSTA GRANNY and the West End celebration of Michael Jackson - THRILLER LIVE. (more...)

BWW Review: Pearls of Talent Abound In THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Herbert Paine - Jun 13, 2016

SPECTACULAR is the key word for Valley Youth Theatre's current production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, directed by Bobb Cooper and featuring enough pearls of talent to fill an oyster bed or two. Karol Cooper's lavish costumes, Dori Brown's sets, Mike Eddy's lighting, Mark Fearey's orchestra all add up to an exhilarating hit for the family. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK at the Fulton Delivers Fun Life Lessons
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 8, 2016

Randall Frizado directs a short, fun-filled version of the children's production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL with a top-notch veteran Shrek and Donkey pair. (more...)

Disney/Pixar's FINDING DORY to Make a Splash in Disney On Ice Presents 'Follow Your Heart'
by Movies News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Disney•Pixar's record-breaking animated feature FINDING DORY makes a splash this September in Disney On Ice presents Follow Your Heart, produced by Feld Entertainment, Inc. (more...)

Smithsonian to Celebrate 80th Anniversary of the Queen Mary with All New Special, 8/21
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

MIGHTY SHIP AT WAR: THE QUEEN MARY, a new one-hour special timed to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the famed ocean liner's maiden voyage, will premiere Sunday, August 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of National Park Service with One-Hour Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

It began as a radical idea to preserve a mysterious land of “boiling sulpher springs.” Now the National Park Service is 100 years old – with more than 400 places we've seen fit to save forever. Smithsonian Channel will celebrate the centennial with AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS AT 100 premiering Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Lea Salonga Announces Upcoming Tour Dates and the Launch of Revitalized Website
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

 Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7thand will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

Lea Salonga Will Launch World Tour from UK This August!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Lea Salonga, world-renowned singer and actress returns to the stage with new tour dates through 2017. The concert tour kicks off in Lytham, UK on August 7th and will travel from Hong Kong to New York City (full listing of cities below). Tickets for Salonga's concert series are available on LeaSalonga.com. (more...)

The Bushwick Starr's 2016-17 Season Announcement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

The Bushwick Starr is proud to announce our 2016-17 Season of Programming. The Season begins with our developing work program, the Propeller Project, which this year introduces a new piece by eclectic performance artist, Shasta Geaux Pop, aka Ayesha Jordan (Enter & Exit, Living Room Dance Breaks). Our Main Stage shows feature an ambitious and exciting line-up of world premiers from: award-winning theater ensemble The Mad Ones (The Essential Straight & Narrow, The Tremendous Tremendous), celebrated downtown duo Kate Benson and Lee Sunday Evans (A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes), rising star playwright Phillip Howze(abominable, Tiny Boyfriend), and multi-media cult favorites Royal Osiris Karaoke Ensemble(Everything One in the Disc of the Sun). Our ongoing community events and festivals, Puppet Kitchen, Brooklyn Gypsies, and Big Green Theater, will continue to present new collaborative work geared towards our Bushwick neighborhood audience, including a multi-lingual partnership between playwright William Burke (Comfort Dogs, the food was terrible) and Modesto Flako Jimenez(Brooklyn Gypsies). And finally, our free Starr Reading Series will cultivate new plays in development from some of NYC's most exciting young playwrights. (more...)

The Candy Project to Present DISENCHANTED this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The musical is set for a 9-show run at FLIXX Cabaret Showbar, located in in downtown Omaha (1019 S. 10th Street) August 5-6, 12-14, 18-21. All performances have a 7:30pm showtime. (more...)

Tut'Zanni Theatre Company to Premiere BEEP & BOP at San Francisco Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Tut'Zanni Theatre Company presents Beep & Bop, a part of the 25th Annual San Francisco Fringe Festival, running September 9 - 24, 2016. Where hunger and imagination collide, there you will find Beep & Bop. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Host 4th Annual Open House
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

?Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF kicks off its 28th Season with an Open House on Saturday, August 13, 2016. (more...)

Lea Salonga in Concert - Australia 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Tony® and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga will return to Australia next February marking her Sydney Opera House debut with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She will also perform concerts at Arts Centre Melbourne with Orchestra Victoria. (more...)

SARTA Announces 2016 Elly Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

More than 410 Elly nominees for the 2015-16 season were announced at an informal nomination reception on Sunday, August 7, 2016 beginning at 7pm. More than 100 actors, directors, technicians, and producers were on hand to listen excitedly for their names to be called.  This year's theme is Some Enchanted Ellys.  (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces Preview Of 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

With its 103rd season in full swing, the Houston Symphony will present five distinctly different concerts for Houston audiences during October 2016, from the sounds of a 60s folk-rock duo to a Greek violin virtuoso and a lecture on wildlife in between. (more...)

Due To Overwhelming Demand Lea Salonga Announces 3rd Sydney Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Tony and Olivier Award winning star Lea Salonga returns to Australia next February, and due to demand producers are thrilled to announce a 3rd and final Sydney show has been added to the tour on Saturday 4th February at 8pm. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Premiere New Series WWII'S MOST DARING RAIDS, 9/18
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The new Smithsonian Channel series WWII'S MOST DARING RAIDS explores some of the most dangerous and remarkable commando raids of the war. It goes into the heart of the action with elite Allied soldiers facing deadly odds to pull off missions that can change the course of the war. (more...)

New Smithsonian Series SACRED SITES to Explore Hallowed Shrines, Temples & Monuments
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Smithsonian Channel will offer fascinating new perspectives on some of the world's most remarkable and mysterious religious locations in the new five-episode series SACRED SITES, premiering on Monday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel's Digital Series WILD INSIDE THE NATIONAL ZOO Returns Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Following a successful first season that garnered over 10 million video views, Smithsonian Channel's original digital series - WILD INSIDE THE NATIONAL ZOO returns on August 20. (more...)

Seattle Shakespeare Co. Presents THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

 It's a fantastical, fairytale-like story with lost Princesses, sea journeys, rascally tricksters, and a magical moment that reconciles a family. Seattle Shakespeare Company will present The Winter's Tale at the Leo K. Theatre. Sheila Daniels directs Shakespeare's enchanting intergenerational saga September 7 through October 2.   (more...)

Larry & Family Continue Their Winter Getaway on Sunday's LARRYMANIA
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel will premiere episode 5 of hit reality series LARRYMANI - Season 5, starring regional Mexican singer Larry Hernández this Sunday, August 21 at 9PM ET/8C (more...)

Free Festival to Celebrate Mesa Arts Center's 16-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Mesa Arts Center will celebrate the start of its 2016-17 season with a free, family-friendly kickoff festival titled Between the Lines on Friday, September 9, 2016, 6-10 p.m. The event is inspired by the theme of exhibitions opening in Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum that same evening, which is contemporary art inspired by literature. Festival goers will see live performances, hear nonstop live music, watch live street artists and see artist demonstrations on the campus Shadow Walk, tour Mesa Arts Center's art studios and enjoy delicious foods from local vendors such as Paleta's Betty, Waffle Love food truck, and Firehouse Kettle Corn. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Opens Its Doors for Their Fourth Annual Open House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

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GIRL X and More Set for Japan Society's 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Japan Society announces its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in dance, music and theater, along with one-of-a-kind related workshops and events. (more...)

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