Universal Cable Productions Inks Development Deal with Alfred Hitchcock Estate
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock once said, 'Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.' In that vein, Universal Cable Productions (UCP) has inked a deal with the Alfred Hitchcock Estate to develop 'Welcome to Hitchcock,' an inspired take on the master filmmaker's unique brand of storytelling (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BWW Preview: Pangdemonium Singapore to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of RENT
by Yuliani Supandji - Sep 29, 2016

This October, Pangdemonium is proud to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of revolutionary rock musical, Rent. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this unforgettable and timeless story of a group of friends, who despite poverty and illness, learn to fall in love and find their voices, will anchor Pangdemonium's 2016 Season of Love. (more...)

Idina Menzel and More Join LIVE IN THE VINEYARD November Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

"Live In The Vineyard" (LITV) today announced more artists for the eighteenth installment of the exclusive music, food and wine festival, which will include Tony Award winning icon Idina Menzel, Epic Records artist Wrabel, Big Machine Label Group's Drake White and singer-songwriters Brendan James and Zach Heckendorf. (more...)

Meet THE ADDAMS FAMILY of Athens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This weekend will be the first of Athens Theatre's run of 'The Addams Family: A New Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons they're so proud of the show: their cast! On Friday, September 30, the audience can join the company for their traditional - and  free! - Opening Night champagne toast. Sparkling cider will be available for those who are underage. (more...)

STARZ App Launches on Xbox One - STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS & More Available Now
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Starz announced today that the STARZ app launched on the Xbox One video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. (more...)

TICK, TICK...BOOM! Opens Tomorrow, Oct. 1; Meet the Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Originally conceived as a 'rock monologue'and first produced Off-Off Broadway in 1990, Jonathan Larson's TICK, TICK...BOOM! plays the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium starting tomorrow, October 1, until Sunday, October 23. (more...)

RENT Stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Return to The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

From their auspicious Broadway debut in Jonathan Larson's Tony Award winning musical Rent, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp have never lost their international fan base.  Now in a brand new show the two Broadway giants along with a full band, coming together to celebrate music, stories and their friendship!  The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp on Sunday, October 16 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

Megan Hilty, Broadway Inspirational Voices and More Join BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Megan Hilty (Wicked, 'Smash'), Alex Newell ('Glee') and Michael McElroy with members of the Broadway Inspirational Voices have joined the lineup of the first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER. (more...)

Pentangle Arts to Present CABARET Through Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Pentangle Arts invites you to leave your troubles outside and come to our production of CABARET based on the 1998 production directed by Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall. The show opens October 21, 2016, and closes with a special Halloween Performance on October 31, 2016. (more...)

The Nitty Gritty Behind HAMILTON's Landmark Profit-Sharing Deal: Read the Cast's Full Letter to Jeffrey Seller!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2016

If you were wondering how this landmark decision came about (because, let's face it, it's almost unprecedented), Bloomberg has now shared in detail how the deal came to fruition. The piece includes the letter sent Aug. 31, 2015 from 22 members of the cast to lead producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

Three-Time Grammy Winner Tom Petty to Be Honored as 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Tom Petty will be honored as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, it was announced today by Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the MusiCares Foundation (more...)

Amazon to Launch Original Kids Series BOOKABOO on Prime Video in the US and UK
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Amazon today announced its brand-new Amazon Original Kids Series, BOOKABOO, is set to premiere October 28 on Prime Video in the US and UK. (more...)

Here Are the Best (and Worst) Cities to Own Investment Property
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

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BWW Interview: Ian Stroughair On ICONIC: A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 27, 2016

BWW speaks to the writer creator and performer Ian Stroughair of Iconic: A Brief History Of Drag ahead of its world premiere at the St James Theatre on November 4th. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Explains Why Her Son Hates Her Singing & FROZEN
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

While discussing her new self-titled album with PEOPLE this week, star of stage and screen, Idina Menzel, explained why her son hates to hear her singing. (more...)

Amazon Studios Greenlights Three New Series for Prime Video
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Amazon Studios today announced I Love Dick, Jean-Claude Van Johnson and The Tick have been greenlit to become Amazon Original Series. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Iconotheatrix Brings New Life to Killer Classic in CARRIE: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Iconotheatrix presents Carrie: The Musical October 20-23, 2016 at The MATCH (Midtown Arts and Theatre Center Houston). In this revamped, contemporary version of the famous (and infamous) 1988 production, Carrie: The Musical follows a young woman, Carrie White (Courtlin Parisher) with telekinetic powers. An outcast at school, where she is bullied viciously for her differences, Carrie is also lost at home, with a fervently religious mother, Margaret White (guest artist, Rachel Landon) whose love traps her in its maw. When PE teacher, Miss Gardner (guest artist Morgan Kaupert), kind classmate Sue Snell (Jackie Cortina), and boyfriend Tommy Ross (Brendan Morrow) reach out to try and help Carrie, it seems that for once, Carrie might have a shot at being accepted. But Chris Hargensen (Cassidy D'Agostino), the class's most vicious bully, and Billy Nolan (Alex Kerry), her not-so-bright boyfriend, have other ideas. Pushed to the brink, Carrie's powers threaten to overwhelm her, and devour everyone around her in flame. (more...)

Idina Menzel & Jamie Foxx to Perform at 30th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel are set to perform at the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball on Saturday, October 8th in Beverly Hills. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Gushes About Engagement; Reveals Dream Duet Partner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Things are going from great to even greater for actress and singer Idina Menzel this week. Not only does she have a top 10 album on the iTunes charts but she got engaged to fellow theater star, Aaron Lohr. ET's Elvis Duran caught up with the songstress backstag (more...)

NYTW's 2050 Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) is curRently accepting applications for the 2017/18 season of its 2050 Fellowship program for emerging playwrights and directors. Applications are due October 17, 2016 at 5pm EST. (more...)

Explore Santa Barbara County on a California Wines Road Trip
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

California's beautiful wine regions offer a wide variety of wines and experiences to enjoy and are a key reason that many travelers choose the Golden State as a vacation destination. To help visitors learn more, Wine Institute's California Wines Road Trip series highlights diffeRent regions. This month, take a trip to Santa Barbara County, a region with a 200-plus year history that was put in the spotlight by the indie hit film, Sideways, and travel magazines worldwide. Santa Barbara's "mountains meet the sea" picture-postcard geography produces diverse microclimates, making it possible for winegrowers to grow dozens of winegrape varieties especially Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. (more...)

Standing Room Only to Present One-Night Thomson & Desmon Musical Concert 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

New York songwriting team, Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon are each multi-award-winning theater artists, whose partnership has yielded all kinds of musical magic. The talented duo have teamed up on the full-length musicals 'Pump Up the Volume', 'The Oliver Experiment' and their latest commission, an all-new musical comedy based on famed teen super sleuth, Nancy Drew. Now they're bringing some of their favorite tunes to the Left Coast, with a show at Rockwell Table & Stage for one night only, September 28th 8:00pm. (more...)

Jemima Rooper to Feature in First New Musicals Network SNAPPY TITLE SPOTLIGHT Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

New Musicals Network (NMN) are proud to announce three exciting concerts coming up soon under the generic title Snappy Title Spotlight. (more...)

Congrats! Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr Are Engaged
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Idina Menzel is busy celebrating the release of her new album 'idina.' today, but the star has also shared some even happier news via Twitter: she's engaged! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at RENT, Coming to Broward Center; Ticket Special Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts announced today, that seats in the first two rows of the orchestra section will be available for $25 for every performance of Rent, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the touring cast in action below! (more...)

STORAGE LOCKER, a New Play About Some of City-Living's Joys, Comes to the IATI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

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'PHANTASMAGORIA' to Premiere at La MaMa This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

La MaMa presents the world premiere of Phantasmagoria; or, Let Us Seek Death!, conceived and directed by Obie Award winner Randolph Curtis Rand, written by Chana Porter and puppetry by Benjamin Stuber. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Anthony Lee Medina and More in IN THE HEIGHTS at TUTS
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In The Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, kicking off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season now. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DRAG WEEK and Anthony Rapp Comes to the West End!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The St. James Studio is delighted to announce that its first ever drag week will take place from 1 - 5 November. Three shows from some of the country's most acclaimed drag performers will take to the studio stage: super-group Denim, androgynous signer Jessica Walker and West End star Ian Stroughair as alter ego Velma Celli. (more...)

BWW Profile: Courtney Lomelo Wears Many Hats in THE MOTHERF*#KER WITH THE HAT
by Katricia Lang - Sep 23, 2016

This is the first installment of a two-part profile on actress, producer, director, and filmmaker Courtney Lomelo. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE Photo Coverage: Idina Menzel at the Brooklyn Bowl
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Sep 22, 2016

Idina Menzel brought her singular vocal talents to the Brooklyn Bowl this Thursday, September 22nd at 7:30pm to celebrate her new album 'idina.' out on September 23 and BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the action. Check out exclusive photos of the star's album preview concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Idina Menzel Performs From New Album on NBC's TODAY
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Broadway's Idina Menzel stopped by this morning's TODAY to discuss new self-titled album, out tomorrow, and perform her new song 'Queen Of Swords.' Check out photos below! (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Kick Off Broadway in Wilmington Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Playhouse on Rodney Square will kick off the Broadway in Wilmington season with the 20th Anniversary Tour of Rent October 28-30, 2016. (more...)

Six New YA Titles from Carolrhoda Lab are Released
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Brace yourself for the Fall 2016 lineup of gripping young adult novels from Carolrhoda Lab, an imprint of Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group! Six thrilling and engaging titles from acclaimed authors will enthrall YA fans of all ages. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Talks New Music, Performs New Song on TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Broadway star Idina Menzel stopped by this morning's TODAY to discuss her new album and perform 'Queen Of Swords'. Watch the videos below! (more...)

Evergreen Players present STEPPING OUT by Richard Harris
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Evergreen Players presents 'Stepping Out' October 21 through November 6 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Drive, Evergreen, CO. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 Adults; $16 students/seniors (60+), Youth (12 and under) $10 by calling 303-674-4934 or online at www.evergreenplayers.org. Group discounts are also available. (more...)

Staged Reading This Week for New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-nominated director Lynne Taylor-Corbett (Swing!) helms Part of the Plan, an original musical featuring the songs of the late, celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, curRently in development at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center which this week will receive a 29-hour Equity staged reading with three invitation-only presentations September 22-24. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Kyle Selig and More in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. OCTOBER SKY will run now through October 23, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, September 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Preview: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Comes to the Triangle
by Taryn Oesch - Sep 21, 2016

The 20th anniversary tour of Rent plays at the Durham Performing Arts Center October 11-16. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

Four Things to Consider if You Are Moving
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Idina Menzel in New Album Trailer
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2016

Idina Menzel will release her highly anticipated new self-titled album this Friday, September 23rd. The Broadway icon goes in-depth on making the album and what she hopes fans get from it in a new trailer - check it out below! (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Community Stage to Feature Local Students at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced the first four groups participating in the Center's new Community Stage program, a platform for student ensembles to perform at the Center. (more...)

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