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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.

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, 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...)

Houston Symphony Adds Second FINAL FANTASY Concert to Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Houston Symphony announced today an additional performance of Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23. The second performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. the same day. (more...)

Nicole Kidman to Bring Off-Broadway Vampire Drama CUDDLES to Big Screen
by Movies News Desk - May 25, 2016

Nicole Kidman has optioned the film rights to playwright Joseph Wilde's off-Broadway vampire-themed drama CUDDLES via her shingle Blossom Films. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Host Princess Breakfast 2016, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Way Off Broadway has announced that it is once again time for all of the young Princesses in the land and their families to come together for this year's Princess Breakfast, The Fairytale Forest Fashion Show. This special family event will be held on Saturday morning, August 13th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the theatre. (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma VanDeVelde - The Blumey Awards: That's What It's Really About 
by Guest Blogger: Emma VanDeVelde - May 23, 2016

On May 22, 2016 at approximately 6:55 pm, nearly 100 high school students anxiously stood behind a curtain on the stage of the Belk theater. At 7:06 pm, this curtain rose to reveal a completely sold out house comprised of parents, classmates, theater educators and industry professionals and acted as the beginning of one of the raddest nights of their lives. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel Names Joanna Brahim to Newly Created Role
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Smithsonian Channel, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution, announced that Joanna Brahim has joined the network in the newly created role of Vice President, Communications. (more...)

Christian Youth Theater Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL This May
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho's production of the Broadway hit, Shrek the Musical, to the S.A. Kroc Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID, May 20-29, 2016.  Seventy local children ages 8-18 currently enrolled in CYT-NI's theater arts spring classes are busy in rehearsals for their latest production.   (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Comes to Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center and Starvox Entertainment are pleased to announce the hilarious hit musical DISENCHANTED! will play in Milwaukee at the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on October 11-16. (more...)

BWW Feature: An Inside Look at Dr. Phillips Center's School of the Arts' Master Class
by Kimberly Moy - May 12, 2016

While you may think actors flock here to become Princesses or superheroes, Orlando is also quickly becoming a training ground for up and coming talented students. The Dr. Phillips Center has been the two year reigning pinnacle of the Orlando theater arts scene. To complement this world-class facility, the School of the Arts sits behind the Dr. Phillips Center and hosts a variety of performing arts classes for all ages. (more...)

CYT-North Idaho to Present SHREK THE MUSICAL, 5/20-29
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Christian Youth Theater-North Idaho (CYT-North Idaho) is bringing, Shrek the Musical, to the S.A. Kroc Theater, 1765 W. Golf Course Rd, Coeur d'Alene, ID, May 20-29, 2016. Seventy local children ages 8-18 currently enrolled in CYT-NI's theater arts spring classes are busy in rehearsals for their latest production. (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Celebrates 'The Greatest' w/ Muhammad Ali Docs This Week
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Smithsonian Channel will honor the life and legacy of Muhammad Ali this week with the airing of two programs about the man who transcended his sport to become one of the world's most beloved public figures. (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...)

THE KING & I Opens 6/17 at The Belmont Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

?York Little Theatre, now named The Belmont Theatre, will present the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I, a musical on the main stage, June 17-19 & 23-26. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, to serve as tutor to the king's many children and wives.  With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, they both grow to understand and respect one another in a truly unique love story.  The classic musical includes well known favorites including "Whistle A Happy Tune," "Getting To Know You,"  "We Kiss In A Shadow," "Something Wonderful," and the show stopping "Shall We Dance," to name a few. (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...)

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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