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BWW Review: PPT's Regional Premiere ALABAMA STORY Defends Freedom to Read in Poignant Production
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 30, 2016

Once again, Peninsula Players imports a fresh new play first produced in 2015 direct from Utah to Door County. Playwright Kenneth Jones' Alabama Story received a first regional premiere at the award-winning Fish Creek theater in a story where an innocent children's book by Garth Williams--'The Rabbits' Wedding'-incites civil unrest in Montgomery, Alabama, 1959. (more...)

MAN IN THE RING to Make World Premiere at the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the World Premiere of Man in the Ring by Michael Cristofer, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Star in TV Land Pilot AMERICAN WOMAN Based on Real Housewife Kyle Richards
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Cheyenne Jackson and Jennifer Bartels have signed on to star in TV Land's upcoming pilot AMERICAN WOMAN. (more...)

Sagan, Van Avermaet and Bardet head Peloton at 2016 Grands Prix Cyclistes de Qu'bec et de Montr'al
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

MONTRAL, Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -For their seventh edition, the Grands Prix Cyclistes de Qubec et de Montral (GPCQM) are honoured to welcome an especially impressive field this year. The peloton at the only two UCI WorldTour races in the Americas will comprise 21 teams of eight riders eachthe 18 UCI WorldTeams, two Professional Continental teams, Bora-Argon 18 and Team Direct Energie, as well as Team Canadafor a total of 168 athletes representing some thirty nationalities and four continents. (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
by - Aug 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, September 14, 2016! (more...)

Broadway Vet Phylicia Rashad to Recur on Hit FOX Drama Series EMPIRE
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Phylicia Rashad will recur in the role of Taye Diggs' mother on the hit FOX drama series EMPIRE. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Star Michael Longoria to Encore BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Original "Jersey Boy" Michael Longoria will return to Joe's Pub at The Public to perform BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK on Sunday, September 18 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/27-8/28/2016
by - Aug 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 28, 2016 - Sunday, August 28, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Patti LuPone's Autobiography Continues as She Lands EVITA!
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 28, 2016

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to Patti LuPone's autobiography- this time recalling how she landed her role in EVITA. Will she make it back to LA in time to save her Hollywood career? The saga continues! (more...)

Last Chance to Enter Visit Albuquerque's Route 66 Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2016

Visit Albuquerque, along with the City of Albuquerque's Cultural Services Department, is offering travelers a chance to celebrate 90 years of the Mother Road through its Route 66 Sweepstakes. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lauren Samuels On Sisterhood, Sexual Liberation and VANITIES
by Marianka Swain - Aug 27, 2016

Lauren Samuels became a household name thanks to BBC reality show Over the Rainbow, and has since had starring roles in Bend It Like Beckham, Grease and We Will Rock You in the West End and The Last Five Years at Tabard Theatre. Now, she's joining Ashleigh Gray and Lizzy Connolly in the European debut of American show Vanities: The Musical at Trafalgar Studios, directed and choreographed by Racky Plews. It follows the travails of three friends as they go from from cheerleading and sororities to jobs, families and hard-won wisdom. (more...)


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Melissa Errico Tackles Middle Age and Musicals in New Essay for the New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Is 46 too old to play the ingenue? This is the question asked by Broadway leading lady, Melissa Errico, in a new essay for the New York Times. (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)

Adrienne Truscott, Fendika and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances now through September 4. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off the new year presenting the West Coast concert debut of chanteuse Carmen Cusack as part of the 2016-17 season at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m.  (more...)


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Cheryl Ann Allen to Star in I'M A NEW YORKER at Don't Tell Mama's
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Cheryl Ann Allen will return to the stage with a new show entitled I'm A New Yorker written and directed by Ian Finkel. I'm A New Yorker will debut at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street) on Wednesday, September 14 at 6:30. (more...)

JUSTICE DISORDERED Gets Reading as Part of Kennedy Center's Page-to-Stage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Justice Disordered, a co-production between The Rainbow Theatre Project and The Law Theater Project, will be presented as part of the Kennedy Center's annual Page-to-Stage Festival. Along with two other works by playwright Dr. Samantha McDermitt, Justice Disordered will be performed on Monday, September 5 at 6pm in the Israeli Lounge. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Logo Reality Dating Series FINDING PRINCE CHARMING, Hosted By Lance Bass
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Logo today announced that its brand new reality dating competition series, FINDING PRINCE CHARMING will premiere on Thursday, September 8th at 9:00 PM ET/PT with a special 90-minute episode immediately following an all-new episode of 'RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars” and will simulcast on VH1. (more...)

Big Band Monday Brings the Swing-Era Back to the Flatiron District
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

SO LONG, SWEET SUMMER Free Concert to Close 2016 Summer Series at Red Caboose
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Join The Red Caboose Motel for their final farewell to summer with the last of the 2016 Summer Entertainment Series in The Barn! 'So Long, Sweet Summer' features four area performers and friends singing their favorite Broadway tunes, spirituals and Disney music. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below with FUNNY! I'M A WOMAN WITH CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Tony Award-nominated singer & actress Melissa Errico (Amour, White Christmas, My Fair Lady, High Society), who is set to star in Irish Repertory Theatre's fall production of Finian's Rainbow from October 26-December 18, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W. 54th St.) September 20-24, following a sold-out run at the venue this past April. (more...)

WICKED'S Emma Hatton Set to Perform Solo Cabaret Show SONGBIRD Live at Zedel This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Aug 24, 2016

Known and loved by thousands for her portrayal of the iconic character Elphaba in the West End hit Wicked, Emma Hatton brings her timeless vocals to Live at Zedel based at Crazy Coqs on 28 October, with a celebration of Eva Cassidy, whose stirring and emotional interpretation of iconic songs coupled with her untimely death at the young age of 33 touched the world. (more...)

Casting Announced for THE GREATER GAME at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

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SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (more...)

Louise Distras to Release New Single 'Aileen' 9/30; Tour Dates Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras will release her brand new single “Aileen” on the 30th of September 2016. The song will be Distras' first new music since the release of her critically acclaimed 2013 debut album “Dreams from the Factory Floor”. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CHEWING THE SCENERY- Randy Has the Latest Scoop on NEWSIES, GROUNDHOG DAY & More!
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 22, 2016

It's time for the newest episode of BWW's exclusive TV series - CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH Randy Rainbow! In this edition, Randy returns to the CTS Newsdesk to go over all of the latest Broadway headlines, including what's going on with the NEWSIES movie, Lady Gaga in A SATR IS BORN, GROUNDHOG DAY on Broadway and so much more! Click below to check out the latest episode. (more...)

IRELAND ON BROADWAY Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

In addition to St. Patrick's Day, let's all be Irish on Friday, September 2nd and celebrate the crossroads of Ireland and Broadway! (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Aug 22, 2016

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse presents The Wizard of Oz, initially an adaptation of the 1900 book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," by L. Frank Baum. This Royal Shakespeare adaption is perhaps the most well-known due to how closely it mirrors the 1939 movie starring Judy Garland.  (more...)

National Gay Media Association Announces Inaugural Ad POP Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The National Gay Media Association has announced the winners of the inaugural Ad POP awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: La Mirada Symphony Honors Roy E. Disney, Supervisor Don Knabe, Shirley Jones, And Paul Williams At The First Annual GOLDEN CLEF AWARDS GALA
by Lily Lim - Aug 22, 2016

The La Mirada Symphony presented the first annual Golden Clef Awards Gala Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The event honored individuals and organizations that have made Williams, Roy Disney, and Supervisor Don Knabe. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the event below! (more...)

Scoop: BLACK-ISH on ABC - Wednesday, September 7, 2016
by - Aug 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on BLACK-ISH, airing on ABC on Wednesday, September 7, 2016! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Israeli Stage Announces Seventh Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to announce Season 7! The season will feature two plays presented as Staged Reading in Fall 2016, Olivier Award Nominee Joshua Sobol: In Residence at Israeli Stage in March/April of 2017 and Israeli Stage's Third Full Theatrical Production, Days of Atonement by former Playwright-in-Residence Hanna Azoulay-Hasfari. Dialogue Reflections led by local thinkers, authors and artist will follow all performances. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

Old Mill Theatre Presents Season of Short Plays: MOBY DICK, WIDOW'S PEAK, and UNDER THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

WHAT happens when you take a classic 685-page novel about a large aquatic mammal and try to encapsulate it in a 25-minute play? The answer lies in Moby Dick, adapted by Michael Green from the original Herman Melville tale, and directed by Sarah Christiner as part of the Old Mill Theatre's short play season this September. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/20-8/21/2016
by - Aug 21, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 21, 2016 - Sunday, August 21, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Chats with Trump Attorney, Michael 'Says Who' Cohen
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

What Happens when Randy Rainbow chats with Michael 'Says Who' Cohen, executive VP of the Trump Organization, about Donald's dwindling poll numbers. Find out below! (more...)

Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Gets A Theater in the Park for the Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

August in August' is a brand new annual live performance series teaming Joseph Grant Jr., ambassador of arts and culture for the councilman and theatrical producer Andrea J. Fulton of the Anderson & Bert Cade Fulton Foundation. Joint efforts result in the mounting of August Wilson's Tony nominated Two Trains Running directed by Sabura Rashid as its upcoming offering starting August 26th 2016. The production of 'Two Trains Running' will be featured at Fulton Park in Brooklyn on Aug. 26 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 27 at Herbert Von King Park from 4 to 7p.m. Both performances are FREE. August in August actually began Aug. 13 with the first installation of the series 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom performed at Fulton Park in Brooklyn, produced by the Bed-Stuy Theatre Group. (more...)

Bid To Meet WAITRESS' Christopher Fitzgerald, Support Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance to meet one of Broadway's funniest performers. (more...)

The Kennedy Center Sets 15th Annual PAGE TO STAGE New Play Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

The Kennedy Center hosts its 15th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 3 to Monday, September 5, 2016, featuring more than 50 theaters from the D.C. metropolitan area, all with a mission to produce and support new work. (more...)

Michael Feinstein and Lorna Luft to Perform a Salute to Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated Michael Feinstein returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with a special salute to the one-and-only Judy Garland for four performances only - September 28 - October 1, 2016. Celebrated singer and actress Lorna Luft, daughter of Judy Garland, will join Feinstein's onstage nightly throughout the engagement. Together, Feinstein and Luft will take audiences on a nostalgic musical journey performing songs from throughout Garland's illustrious career. (more...)

BWW Interview: Between Universal and Silly: MSMT Panel Discusses MAMMA MIA!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 18, 2016

"It's the music and the storytelling; the storytelling walks a fine line between being universal and silly. There is a lot of humor and a lot of warmth and so many relationships you can connect with. All that coupled with joyful, upbeat, recognizable music - those crazy tunes by those inspired creators - make for magic." Leading lady Lauren Mufson is explaining what she believes to be the enduring appeal of the joyous ABBA musical, Mamma Mia! In which she is currently playing Donna Sheridan, a role she performed on Broadway and national tour. She is joined by a panel of other artists - actors Ian Knauer (Sam Carmichael), Mylinda Hull (Rosie), Chelsea Williams (Sophie) and stage manager Mark Johnson - all involved with the stunning revival that opened to rave reviews at Maine State Music Theatre on August 11th for the last in the Peek Behind the Curtain series of interviews by Broadway World's Carla Maia Verdino-Sullwold, held at Brunswick's Curtis Memorial Library on August 17th. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/18/2016 - Joe Iconis, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 2016

Next up in our series of stars introducing BWW's morning feature is Joe Iconis (portrait by Walter McBride), whose BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER is currently premiering in Boston! (more...)

2016 TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS Shortlist is Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

THE TOTAL THEATRE AWARDS SHORTLIST 2016 is announced! (more...)

Michael Bolton, Lorrie Morgan, Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular Coming to King Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Multiple Grammy Award-winner, Michael Bolton; Country artist, Lorrie Morgan and the longest touring laser show in history, Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular have all been added to the King Center's amazing lineup.  (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. to Board Kenneth Branagh's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS Remake?
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Leslie Odom Jr. is certainly keeping busy after his Tony-winning run on Broadway in HAMILTON. Variety writes that the actor is in talks to join Kenneth Branagh's new big screen adaptation of Agatha Christie's iconic detective novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS. (more...)

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