Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of SIDEWAYS, Opening This Month at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Daniel Weyman (Miles), Simon Harrison (Jack), Ellie Piercy (Maya), Beth Cordingly (Terra), Anne Kavanagh (Phyllis/Evelyn), Kirsten Hazel Smith (Rosie/Victoria) and Daniel Barry (Chris/Daryl) form the cast for the brand new production of Rex Pickett's critically acclaimed and much loved novel and play Sideways. Sideways opens at the St. James Theatre for its European premiere, directed by David Grindley (Daytona, Journey's End, The American Plan) for a limited run from 26 May until 9 July, with press night on 31 May.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bill Maher Uses MY FAIR LADY to Show the Evolution of Gender Stereotypes Since 1950s
by Stage Tube - May 8, 2016

This week on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, the host used footage from the 1964 film adaptation of MY FAIR LADY to highlight the evolution of gender stereotypes since the 1950s. Check out the full clip below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Aaron Weinstein Brings Violinspiration! to Pangea with Special Guest Rex Reed
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 6, 2016

Aaron Weinstein brought Violinspiration! to Pangea on 2nd Avenue last night with his special guest Rex Reed and musical guests Matt Minister and Tedd Firth.  The club was filled with some of New York's most knowledgeable music connoisseurs for this special event and BroadwayWorld was there.   (more...)

Industrial Wearable Robots, Exoskeletons Market to Reach $2.1 Billion by 2021
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

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Cam Anthony Releases 1st Music Video of One Direction's 'If I Could Fly'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Aftermath Entertainment teen singing sensation, Cam Anthony, recently announced the release of his first full-length conceptual music video, an original rendition of the One Direction song, “If I Could Fly.” (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Pair of Shows at The Iridium, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

?Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated "Hot Lips" Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H," will bring her acclaimed show "A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll," to the Iridium in New York on Thurs, May12 with two shows at 8:30 and 10:30 PM.  The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

Joseph Whittington Releases SCORCHING BARS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Joseph Whittington, an educator, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Scorching Bars': a gripping and potent work that keeps the reader mesmerized by the illegal and wrong actions of the main character. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through the Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through September 10th. (more...)

Plácido Domingo Selects Six Sings for LA Opera's Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. The artists were chosen from 650 applicants, 300 live auditions and, ultimately, 28 final candidates. The finalists auditioned in April for a panel led by Mr. Domingo that included Music Director James Conlon, President and CEO Christopher Koelsch and Senior Director of Artistic Planning Joshua Winograde, who directs the program, along with Nino Sanikidze, head coach for the program.  (more...)

Rex James Joins Delphi Technology as Vice President of P&C Sales
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

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West Coast Players to Stage Florida Premiere of LAST ROUND-UP OF THE GUACAMOLE QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

West Coast Players will present the latest Jones Hope Wooten farce, Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens, June 3 - June 19, 2016. (more...)

LA Opera Welcomes New Members to Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo announced today that he has selected six singers to join LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in the 2016/17 season. (more...)

Bats Welcomes REX Shares as New Issuer to The Bats ETF Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

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BEATLES BACK2BACK Tour to Return to Australia This August
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

The Beatles have been a part of the soundtrack of the last four generations.  Whether you're 60 or 20, odds are that there is at least one Beatles' song on your iPod and that it's from Abbey Road or Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. They are quite simply the two most iconic albums of rock's golden age. First presented in 2011 to full houses and unprecedented acclaim a national tour of BEATLES BACK2BACK featuring these 2 albums performed back to back and track by track live on stage will return this August. (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, June 15, 2016
by - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, June 15, 2016! (more...)

DHX Media & Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. Strike Global Deal On New Animated Mega Man Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Lua Hadar and Jazz Trio Twist Perform Jukebox Hits in WHEN IN ROME at The Italian Cultural Institute
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

International vocalist Lua Hadar and her jazz trio Twist perform Italian and American jukebox hits from the 1950s through 80s in their new show, WHEN IN ROME. Produced by New Performance Group and The Italian Cultural Institute at the Institute's new Opera Plaza location (San Francisco Civic Center), the show features popular Italian and American hits by Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota, Luigi Tenco, Henry Mancini, Domenico Modugno and more, including such favorites as Arrivederci Roma, Al di la, Volare and of course When in Rome. (more...)

The Kaleidoscope's TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

TRIASSIC PARQ THE MUSICAL, winner of the 2010 New York Fringe Festival, is a raunchy ride through the Triassic period! Utilizing the basic plot of the iconic dinosaur film, Jurassic Park, TRIASSIC PARQ reveals "the true story," as told from the perspective of the dinosaurs. The Kaleidoscope is thrilled to announce the return of this sidesplitting musical comedy to their stage May 27 through June 12, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford & Ty Stephens Bring A SOPHISTICATED REUNION to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present 'A Sophisticated Reunion' on Monday, May 23. The one-night-only event starred Terri Klausner, Valarie Pettiford and Ty Stephens, who met in Sophisticated Ladies, a Broadway musical review based on the music of Duke Ellington, which opened in March of 1981. (more...)

NYMF Adds Works by Zoe Sarnak, Richard Allen & More to 2016 Slate; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, confirmed the complete slate of programming and venues for NYMF 2016, taking place from July 11 through August 7 in Midtown Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

BWW Interview: Barbara Andres in I REMEMBER MAMA at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - May 20, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Barbara Andres about her career and upcoming performance in 'I Remember Mama' at Two River Theater. Directed by Jack Cummings III, the show will be on the Red Bank stage from Saturday, June 4th to Sunday, June 26th. (more...)

Richard Madden and Lily James's ROMEO AND JULIET Leads May's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - May 2, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From two buzzy Shakespeare productions and satirical opera to dance at the Old Vic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, June 8, 2016
by - May 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, June 8, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Great Lakes Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS is a Pleasant Experience
by Roy Berko - May 19, 2016

THE FANTASTICKS, the Tom Jones (book and lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music) musical holds the honor of being 'the only Off-Broadway show to have won a Tony.' In addition, the show, which has been playing in New York for 56 years, is also the longest running theatrical production in American theater history. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Catalina Jazz Club, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated 'Hot Lips' Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film 'M*A*S*H,' will bring her acclaimed show 'A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll,' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Wed., June 1 at 8:30 PM. The show is a celebration of her 40-year cabaret career, from early years at Reno Sweeney in Greenwich Village up to recent performances in New York, L.A. and San Francisco. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company to Host ROCK OF AGES Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Rock of Ages, the hit show that rocked Broadway, will soon rock the Bangor Opera House, and Penobscot Theatre Company is eager to get the community in on the act. The nonprofit has planned a Live Band Karaoke Fundraiser for opening night, June 11, and two winners will walk away with walk-on roles at selected performances later in the run. (more...)

Shutterstock Launches Microsoft PowerPoint Plug-in
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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NBC Sports to Deliver Most Live Coverage Ever for 145th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP This July
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

With the most live hours of tournament coverage ever dedicated to one of golf's major championships, The R&A and NBC Sports Group's long-term media partnership kicks off its inaugural year with a record number of planned programming hours. (more...)

Teal Wicks, Natalie Weiss and More to Join Carner & Gregor at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Songwriters Sam Carner and Derek Gregor return to 54 Below on June 2nd for a 9:30 concert of their songs from various upcoming projects. (more...)

THE JOEY CANYON SHOW Returns to RFD-TV for Second Season
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

In the midst of a successful debut season that has received rave reviews, fan praise, and industry recognition, 'The Joey Canyon Show,' has been confirmed for renewal for a second season. (more...)

CABARET Gets Spanish Translation with 'Broadway en Espagnol' Program at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that great seats in all price levels are available for its ongoing program BROADWAY EN ESPAÑOL for the Friday, June 3, 8:00 p.m. performance of Roundabout Theatre Company's national tour of Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Rex Knowland Pens TO HELL WITH SMACK!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Rex Knowland was a boxer, biker and footballer in Sydney in the early 1970s, but it wasn't as glamorous as it may have seemed. It was there that he began taking drugs recreationally. After graduating college, he travelled to Asia where he developed an addiction to heroin. 'To Hell with Smack! Life beyond Heroin Addiction' (published by Balboa Press AU) is Knowland's story about his addiction and eventual recovery. (more...)

The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 5TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

MadLab to Host 2016 Young Writers Short Play Festival This July
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

MadLab's Young Writers Short Play Festival, in its 5th year, will feature a collection of ten short plays written by 11 Columbus area high school students. (more...)

Michelle DeYoung to Replace Eric Owens with the New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung will replace The Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence Eric Owens, who has withdrawn due to illness, on advisement from his doctor, in selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, led by John Storga?rds in his Philharmonic debut, Thursday, May 12, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Sally Kellerman to Play Iridium and Rrazz Rooms This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Sally Kellerman, the Oscar-nominated "Hot Lips" Houlihan of the original Robert Altman film "M*A*S*H," will bring her acclaimed show "A Little Jazz, A Little Blues, a Little Rock and Roll," to the Iridium in New York on May 11-12, the Rrazz Room at the Prince in Philadelphia on May 13 and the Rrazz Room in New Hope, PA on May 14. (more...)

MasterVoices to Open 75th Season with New York Premiere of 27 This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale)will open its 75th anniversary season with Ricky Ian Gordon's 27, with libretto by Royce Vavrek, starring Stephanie Blythe, Heidi Stober,Theo Lebow, Tobias Greenhalgh, and Daniel Brevik, conducted by Ted Sperling, and directed by James Robinson, with Orchestra of St. Luke's on October 20 and 21, 2016at New York City Center. (more...)

Election Coverage, New & Returning Drama Series & Olympic-Themed Specials Set for PBS Summer Programming
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The PBS summer schedule offers comprehensive election coverage, as well as specially themed programs around the 31st Olympiad in August 2016. (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Wednesday, June 1, 2016
by - Apr 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Wednesday, June 1, 2016! (more...)

Full Service Digital Creative Agency AvatarLabs Wins Webby Award for Best Display & Banner Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

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Alhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The story line of Blithe Spirit could be anyone's fantasy: return to life as a ghost and haunt your former spouse and newly betrothed partner. Such is the premise of Noel Coward's comedy opening May 4 at the Alhambra Theater & Dining for a four-week run. Blithe Spirit has been heralded as one of three jewels in Coward's crown. It's most recent Broadway and touring revival from starred Angela Lansbury received rave reviews around the country. The Alhambra performances will feature Lisa Valdini-Booth in the lead role of medium, Madame Arcati, who leads the seance that brings back the ghost of Charles Condomine's wife. (more...)

Scoop: NASHVILLE on ABC - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on NASHVILLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 11, 2016! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Birmingham Stage Company to Present HORRIBLE HISTORIES - THE BEST OF BARMY BRITAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Ahead of their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company today announces Horrible Histories - The Best of Barmy Britain! This special production marks Barmy Britain's 5th anniversary in the West End, holding its position as the longest running children's show in West End history. This special instalment of Barmy Britain follows the sell-out successes of Horrible Histories - Barmy Britain - Parts One, Two and Three and will feature the horribly best bits from all three productions. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Shtetl Diet
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - Apr 20, 2016

I must have been an incredibly naive 12 year old. As my family and I were leaving the Marriott Marquis Theatre after a performance of the revival of Annie Get Your Gun, we passed by the stage door. A hoard of people were crowded behind the barricades, eagerly clutching their playbills, sharpies, and cameras in hopes to snag an autograph or photo with Bernadette Peters and Tom Wopat. We were watching from across the street. A security person was guarding the door, and would escort Bernadette and Tom as they made their way through the crowd, greeting their fans. Once they were done, they each got into the back seats of their respective black Lincoln town cars and rode off into the night. What I couldn't wrap my head around, at the time, was....where do they go? (more...)

Tickets to ROCK OF AGES at Penobscot Theatre Company on Sale 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Tickets to the Maine premiere of Rock of Ages, produced by Penobscot Theatre Company, will go on sale to the general public, April 26, 2016. The hit Broadway musical will run from June 9 to July 2 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances. 'This hot show is the perfect summer kick-off,' said Bari Newport, producing artistic director. 'Let's get this party started!' (more...)

Nina Dobrev in Talks to Join Ellen Page in FLATLINERS Remake
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Ellen Page is currently in discussions to star in a reboot of the 1990's sci-fi thriller FLATLINERS. (more...)

VIDEO: Crackle Announces Programming Offerings; Previews Scripted Drama STARTUP
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

At Crackle's upfront presentation held in New York today, Sony's streaming service announced the network's program, advertising and virtual reality offerings. (more...)

BWW Preview: The Musical Theater Project Goes Behind the Scenes of THE FANTASTICKS
by Roy Berko - Apr 19, 2016

What is the longest running musical in New York City history? No, it's not PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO or THE LION KING. It's that little musical, THE FANTASTICKS, with book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. It's been on the boards in Manhattan for over 56 years. (more...)

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