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BWW Exclusive: Behind the Numbers of Tony-Winning Broadway Debuts
by Daniella Parcell - May 28, 2017

This year's Tony nominations, announced earlier this month, brought a slew of renowned names. Performers such as Kevin Kline (PRESENT LAUGHTER), Nathan Lane (THE FRONT PAGE) and Patti LuPone (WAR PAINT) are no strangers to the Tony Awards, let alone to the Broadway stage. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2017
by - May 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Big Red's BBQ Across America Promotion Kicks Off The Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Big Red, America's original and bestselling Red soda, kicks off the grilling season and their 80 th Anniversary with its "BBQ Across America" promotion. Known for its sweet and smooth flavor, Big Red drinkers love to pair the soft drink with bold flavors such as BBQ.Big Red will reward fans with BBQ-related prizes all summer long, from Memorial Day to Labor Day, including a grand prize Ultimate Summer BBQ Party for the lucky winner and 50 guests. (more...)

THE RED GUITAR Comes to Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Imagine receiving an invitation to a gala featuring John Coltrane, Sigmund Freud, and Faust. Bruce Forman's "The Red Guitar" is all that and more performing this June at the Hollywood Fringe Festival - Stephanie Feury Theater, 5636 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling, Timely SIDE EFFECTS at Taffety Punk
by Roger Catlin - May 27, 2017

As Capitol Hill seems to talking nonstop about the state of American health care at a time when it all might change, a couple of one-man plays at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop was breaking down the issues in terms that are immediate, emotional and human. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 27, 2017
by - May 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Theater with a View Announces RABBIT HOLE Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Theater with a View, Pottstown's professional site-specific theatre company, returns this July with a brand new production of David Linday-Abaire's award-winning drama Rabbit Hole. The production, which will be staged entirely outdoors at the Sycamore Hill estate (481 Ebelhare Road, Pottstown, PA), begins previews on Wednesday, July 12 and will run through Saturday, July 29. (more...)

BWW Review: MASSACRE (SING TO YOUR CHILDREN) at Convergence-Continuum
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2017

"Massacre (Sing to Your Children)" is an abstract play whose meaning will depend on an individual's views of the world, and their willingness to search for the author's intent and purpose. This is a script and production for playgoers who like to probe for ideas with no need for clarity of ideas or outcomes. (more...)

LA Premiere of One Woman Show About Love with Willy Shakespeare Comes to Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Award-winning actress and playwright, Terra Taylor Knudson, premiere's her one-woman show 'Willy's Lil Virgin Queen', at Hollywood Fringe Festival June 4th, 10th, 17th, 21st and 24th at Asylum@ Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. This seventy-five minute piece is a mad-cap, comic romp as Willy Shakespeare teaches a 20th century 'lil virgin' how to skip the prince and be the queen she was always meant to be. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/27/2017
by - May 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/27/2017. (more...)

BWW Review: ABT Introduces Ballet to Children
by Rose Marija - May 27, 2017

On Saturday morning, May 20, 2017, ABT gave an hour length performance designed to introduce children to the ballet, as they do every year. The Metropolitan Opera House was full of excited young ones. I had a running commentary from a boy of about 4 years old, sitting next to me on his father's lap. It is a performance composed of excerpts from several ballets. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Cast of LOVE ACTUALLY in 'Red Nose Day' Reunion Film
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

Writer-director Richard Curtis and the cast of his beloved holiday film LOVE ACTUALLY came together again for 'Red Nose Day Actually,' a short film that aiRed as part of 'The Red Nose Day Special' last night on NBC. Check out the reunion in full below!  (more...)

Jonathan Jackson + Enation's 'Revolution Of The Heart Video Premieres on CMT
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Today, CMT is exclusively premiering the new music video for “Revolution Of The Heart”  (Watch it HERE), the first single off Jonathan Jackson + Enation's forthcoming album Anthems For The Apocalypse out July 14, 2017 (more...)

Joshua Harmon's Hit Play BAD JEWS Returns to the LA Area for One-Week Run
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The critically acclaimed Joshua Harmon play Bad Jews will be making a brief return to the Los Angeles area June 19th-25th at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. The production, starring Jeanette Deutsch, Ryan Phillips, Andrew Fromer and Bailey Humiston, is directed by Anna Steers and is the debut production of the newly formed AFDF Productions. (more...)

WILLY'S LIL VIRGIN QUEEN to Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Award-winning actress and playwright, Terra Taylor Knudson, premiere's her one-woman show "Willy's Lil Virgin Queen", at Hollywood Fringe Festival June 4th, 10th, 17th, 21st and 24th at Asylum@ Studio C - 6448 Santa Monica Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90038. This seventy-five minute piece is a mad-cap, comic romp as Willy Shakespeare teaches a 20th century "lil virgin" how to skip the prince and be the queen she was always meant to be. (more...)

Dispatch Shares 'Painted Yellow Lines'; New Album 'America, Location 12' Out This June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Dispatch are gearing up for the release of their new album America, Location 12 on June 2nd, 2017 via their label Bomber Records/Kobalt by sharing another brand new song from the record, “Painted Yellow Lines,” today, May 26th. (more...)

Blue Star Award Winners Announced at Starlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

For the 15th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre has publicly applauded the outstanding achievements and talents of local high school musical theatre students. Last night's 2017 Blue Star Awards Ceremony gave hundReds of area teens an opportunity to perform musical numbers on Starlight's Cohen Community Stage while their teachers, peers, parents and others cheeRed them from the seats. Many of the students took home Blue Star Awards in recognition of their high school theatrical accomplishments. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

Christina Pazsitzky and Ralphie May Available in Comedy Works Studio Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Christina is available in Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square studio Thursday June 1 & Friday June 2. Ralphie May is available in Comedy Works South at the Landmark studio Thursday June 1. (more...)

Catch WHERE THE NUMBERS END:  A Hell's Kitchen Love Tragedy at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Just four performances remain of the Whitefire Theatre's world premiere of "WHERE THE NUMBERS END: A Hell's Kitchen Love Tragedy" written and directed by Amanda Moresco, running Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, May 27, June 3 and 10 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. (more...)

VIDEO: WAR PAINT Cast Album Out Today; Go Inside the Studio with New Medley!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Ghostlight Records has released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical War Paint - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, May 26. Watch a special new 'War Paint Medley' music video featuring three of the show's most acclaimed songs - 'Forever Beautiful,' 'Pink' and 'Face to Face' - below! The video includes exclusive footage from both the recording studio and the stage production, in addition to historical photography. (more...)

Ambassadors Theatre Summer Season of Musicals to Feature THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO and 13 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Following their triumphant sold-out gala fundraising concert of The Color Purple last Sunday featuring major stars from shows including Dreamgirls, the British Theatre Academy today announces a double bill of musicals this summer at London's Ambassadors Theatre. (more...)

Bobby Bare's New Album 'Things Change' Available Today
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Country Music Hall of Famer and GRAMMY® award-winning living legend Bobby Bare will be all over SiriusXM this Memorial Day weekend to celebrate the release of his first studio project in five years, Things Change, AVAILABLE TODAY (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Gilbert Baker at Castro Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag (known affectionately as "The Gay Betsy Ross"), which became the international symbol for the LGBT community, died on March 31, 2017 in NYC. (more...)

BWW Review: DAMN YANKEES Is a Home Run at Warsaw Federal Incline Theatre in Cincinnati
by Laura A. Hobson - May 26, 2017

Local Cincinnati theater produces DAMN YANKEES, a Tony award winning musical. In a variation of the legend of Faust, Mr. Applegate (the devil) offers middle-aged Joe Boyd the opportunity to become young Joe Hardy, a baseball player, and win the World Series against the New York Yankees. (more...)

3rd Annual RED NOST DAY Raises Over $35 Million for Children In Need
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

The third annual Red NOST DAY took place today concluding a six-week campaign of activity across the country. The campaign raised at least $35 million to help children in need, and has now raised more than $95 million in its first three years in the U.S. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 26, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Niall Horan Performs New Single 'Slow Hands' on TONIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Niall Horan interrupted Jimmy's monologue to have him do the Gangnam Style dance in honor of Red Nose Day. Later, the singer performed his new single 'Slow Hands.' (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE BROADWAY Set for Pride Month at PFP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The fourth installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series - entitled 'Broadway at the Broadway' will be performed on Thursday, June 8 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

New Ohio Theatre Announces Ice Factory Festival 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. (more...)

SOAP to Bring THE MESSY SHOW to Williamsburg This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

NYC sketch group SOAP will host three different performances of "The Messy Show" this summer at a secret DIY outdoor venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

RED to Ask the Question, 'What Is Art?' at COM Community Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The two-man drama Red, winner of six Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards, is showing through June 4 at College of the Mainland Community Theatre. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE to Take the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite Red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is consideRed one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

HelloFresh Turns (RED) In June 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

HelloFresh, one of the world's leading meal kit delivery companies, has partneRed with (Red) for the EAT (Red) SAVE LIVES campaign to engage the culinary community in the fight against AIDSby offering limited edition (HELLOFRESH) Redmeal kits to home cooks across the country. Throughout the month of June, recipes from (Red) chef ambassadors Mario Batali, Emeril Lagasse, Carla Hall and Rachael Ray will be available in HelloFresh meal kits. HelloFresh will offer $20 off, as well as donate $20 to the Global Fund from every order made by a new customer during the month of June using codeHelloRed. Additionally,The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationwill matchevery dollar raised, up to $500,000.This is the first time that home cooks across the country can support the AIDS fight in their own kitchens through a variety of chef-designed recipes, with the goal to #86AIDS. (more...)

THE RED SHOES at Glasgow King's Arrives in Two Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

???????New Adventures are delighted bring Matthew Bourne's production of THE Red SHOES to King's Theatre, Glasgow on Tuesday 5 June as part of its world premiere tour. (more...)

Marathon Performance of Henry Ong's Adaptation of DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

'Why Dream in Inglewood?' presents the entire six-hours of playwright Henry Ong's stage adaptation of 'Dream of the Red Chamber,' based on the epic Chinese classic by Ts'ao Hsueh-Ch'in Saturday, May 27 at various locations in the Edward Vincent Jr Park in Inglewood (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 IN AN INSTANT on ABC - Saturday, June 10, 2017
by - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on 20/20 IN AN INSTANT, airing on ABC on Saturday, June 10, 2017! (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Host Reading of ANGELS IN AMERICA to Benefit the ACLU
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre hosts a benefit reading of Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. Conceived as a response from Chicago theatre artists to the current political climate, the event's proceeds will benefit A Red Orchid Theatre and the Chicago chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Jinsoo Lim Dances Over the Strings
by Erica Miner - May 25, 2017

Michael Jinsoo Lim's capable hands have serenaded music lovers in the top halls of the US (more...)

Norm Macdonald, Katherine Ryan, Maz Jobrani and More to Bring Laughts to Carolines on Broadway This June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Carolines on Broadway, New York City's premier comedy venue, presents its talented line-up for the month of June. (more...)

Majestic Theater Announces New 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Gettysburg College's Majestic Theater hopes to "rock your world" of entertainment with its 2017-2018 Celebrity Season. "Every year I try to book a line-up of shows featuring popular headliners, as well as introducing the stars of tomorrow," said Jeffrey W. Gabel, the Majestic's Founding Executive Director. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'Enough of This Pious Waffle!' Bay Area Creative Forces Walter Mayes and Anita Carey Discuss Our Inexplicable Obsession With CHESS
by Matthew Blank - May 25, 2017

South Bay Musical Theatre, a renowned Bay Area company for over 50 years, will present CHESS IN CONCERT May 28 and June 3. We speak with the creatives about the show's appeal and have a little fun with the material. (more...)

British Piano Great Neville Dickie and New Jersey's Own Midiri Brothers Reunite at Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Neville Dickie, one of the greatest boogie-woogie and stride pianists to ever come out of Britain, will be reunited with New Jersey's own Midiri Brothers at the Bickford Theatre on Monday, June 5. (more...)

There's No Day But Today! Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

Colorado Music Hall of Fame Announces VIP Fundraising Reception Honoring the Grateful Dead
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Colorado Music Hall of Fame will host a VIP fund raising reception honoring the Grateful Dead on Saturday, June 10, 4-6 p.m. at the South Stadium Club, located at Folsom Field in Boulder. (more...)

Joel Grey to Appear Before Screening of GEORGE M! at Paley Center
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Legendary stage and screen star Joel Grey will be interviewed at 12 noon on Sunday, May 28 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City (25 West 52nd Street, NYC), preceding a screening of the 1970 NBC Telecast of George M! from 12:15 to 1:45 PM. The interview and screening are free and open to the public. (more...)

Scoop: MOM on CBS - Thursday, June 8, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on MOM, airing on CBS on Thursday, June 8, 2017! (more...)

World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)

Ina Garten Launches BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO on Food Network 5/28
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

In BAREFOOT CONTESSA: COOK LIKE A PRO, Ina will help viewers bring their cooking to the next level, by sharing foolproof recipes and tips for delicious food made easy. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre presents Free Reading of South Florida Playwright's New Play GOY TOY on 6/19
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Then you won't want to miss the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's staged reading of Goy Toy, a coming-of-age story about a young couple torn apart by religion by South Florida playwright Hannah Benitez. The play reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 19, in the Theatre's upstairs Green Room Club Level Lounge. The event is free and open to the public, though reservations are requiRed by calling the box office. (more...)

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