Tickets On Sale Tomorrow For An Evening With DAVID CROSBY
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Tickets are on sale tomorrow an evening with legendary singer-songwriter and social activist David Crosby. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is performing at on July 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at four venues. (more...)

Tom Dudzick's DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS Comes To Circle Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

The third play in Circle Theatre's 35th anniversary season is Tom Dudzick's backstage comedy, DON'T TALK TO THE ACTORS. A budding playwright's dreams are swept away into a theatrical nightmare when his play is optioned for Broadway. Mr. Dudzick's semi-autobiographical tale is bound to be another fan favorite at Circle, like his previous productions Over the Tavern (2005); The Last Mass at St. Casimir's (2007); Hail Mary! (2009); and Miracle on South Division Street (2013).  (more...)

James C. Nicholson Shares THE NOTORIOUS JOHN MORRISSEY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

From gang member, political muscle, and prizefighter to New York State Senator, United States Congressman, and industry leader of the sport of kings—John Morrissey (1831–1878) was all of these and more. When the Morrissey family arrived in America in 1831, there were not many open doors for Irish immigrants, but he did not let his bloodline stop him. He was the kind of man who would challenge the infamous William Poole, better known as “Bill the Butcher,” just to make a name for himself. Morrissey knew that when there was an opportunity, he had to take it. This bravado led to more than one brush with death, but also to wealth and prestige. (more...)

Brett Donahue to Portray JFK in THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT on Reelz
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

REELZ today announced that after an international talent search Brett Donahue has been cast to play John F. Kennedy Jr. in Muse Entertainment's original four-hour miniseries THE KENNEDYS-AFTER CAMELOT. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & Jeanine Tesori to Lead Fundraiser Combating North Carolina's 'Bathroom Law'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized 'Bathroom Law.' The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance to prove that #WeAreNotThis. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside PARAMOUR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2016

Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR is the organization's first production created specifically for Broadway and it opened last night at the Lyric Theatre.  This marks the first opening of the 2016-17 theatre season! BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of recipient Justin Prescott with the company! (more...)

GameStop Reports First Quarter 2016 Results
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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BWW Review: Ray Charles Protégés Faithfully Honor the Icon's Songbook at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - May 26, 2016

Last Saturday night at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center presented a celebration on what would have been Ray Charles' 85th Birthday. The program was led by Musical Director and trumpeter Kenny Rampton (who once toured with the Ray Charles band), and included 10 longtime members of the icon's orchestra, along with the most recent “Rayettes” (backup singers Renee Georges, Katrina Harper, and Angela Workman). “Ray Charles Robinson, the genius of soul, his music was beyond genre,” Rampton told the audience. “Anything Mr. C. did from country to blues to the National Anthem was all Ray Charles . . .' (more...)

Rooftop Films Sets 2016 Summer Series Free Events
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Rooftop Films has announced free movies for the summer of 2016. This year Rooftop will help produce over 30 free outdoor screenings, many of which are new, independent films that will screen as part of the 20th Annual Summer Series. Rooftop Films will also partner with multiple New York cultural institutions to screen new independent films along with classics and recent blockbuster hits. (more...)

Citizen Cope & Moew Bring Music of Tennessee to Live Streamed Concert Events
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development live-streamed three concerts from West, Middle, and East Tennessee into Congress Park in Downtown Chicago as part of 'THE SOUNDTRACK OF AMERICA: MADE IN TENNESSEE' tourism program. (more...)

Cegedim: Revenues up in Q1 2016, but margin impacted by the transition to an SaaS model and to BPO
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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PUERTO RICAN MASTERS OF SALSA 2 Set for Lehman Center, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the return of the PUERTO RICAN MASTERS with Director Isidro Infante featuring three legends of salsa: Ismael Rivera Jr., Pedro Brull and Jose Mangual Jr., joined on stage by Hector Tricoche and Viti Ruiz of the new generation of salsa with a special appearance by Yolanda Rivera on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 8pm. The Puerto Rican Masters are a select group of the greatest stars of classic and contemporary salsa of the last forty years. The Orchestra, led by Maestro Isidro Infante, is composed of some of the best Puerto Rican musicians resident in New York City. Produced by Lehman Center and Leo Tizol. (more...)

Hudson Warehouse to Present MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING in June
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Hudson Warehouse celebrates its 13th Summer Season in Riverside Park with Much Ado About Nothing in June, Lysisarah: 'Let's Make America Great Again!' in July, and OTHELLO in August. (more...)

Wasatch Theatre to Host Page-to-Stage Festival, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Wasatch Theatre Company is pleased to present their Annual Page-to-Stage Festival, a showcase of works by local playwrights. (more...)

Review Roundup: Kenneth Branagh's ROMEO AND JULIET
by Review Roundups - May 26, 2016

The Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company presents Romeo and Juliet, the fifth production in the inaugural Plays at the Garrick season. The cast features Lily James (Juliet), Richard Madden (Romeo), Derek Jacobi (Mercutio), Meera Syal as the Nurse. Romeo and Juliet opened at the Garrick Theatre on 12 May until 13 August.  Press night was 25 May. The production will be broadcast live to cinemas on 7 July. (more...)

VIDEO: Rose Byrne & Seth Rogen Perform Crosswalk the Musical: THE LION KING on 'Corden'
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, host James Corden welcomed Rose Byrne and Seth Rogen to his theater company ahead of their performance of THE LION KING in the crosswalk of Beverly Boulevard at CBS. (more...)

Eye Tracking Glasses at 120 Hz in 'Good Agreement' with 1000 Hz Systems, Trial Finds
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Pay Tribute to THE GOLDEN GIRLS, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Harry Pitz, father of Cherry Pitz, suggested to his friend Stanley Zbornak that he look up his daughter when in NYC. Little did Harry know Cherry was in dire need of a co-producer for the June show. Always quick to come up with a scheme to see some fast cash and lovely flesh, Stan messed the whole thing up and called in his ex-wife and her friends to save the day. But can even Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia help Cherry Pitz make the show happen? (more...)

CATS Pounces Back to Broadway with a Chart-Topping Star - Meet Leona Lewis!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2016

As reported earlier today, chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will officially take on the iconic role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, Cats. The production begins previews performances on Thursday, July 14, 2016, with an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016, at the Neil Simon Theatre. In celebration of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of Lewis' best performances! (more...)

Jane Horrocks, Celia Imrie & Morfydd Clark to Join Glenda Jackson in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

As previously reported, 79-year-old politician and Oscar-winning actress Glenda Jackson will return to the stage in the title role of KING LEAR at the Old Vic this autumn. (more...)

Etsy Canada Announces Finalists for Etsy Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

TORONTO, ON – Artisanal drumroll, please… Etsy Canada has revealed the 60 finalists for the Etsy Awards, Canada's inaugural design competition in search of the nation's great creative and craft talent. Voting is now open at etsyawards.com/ca, and the public is invited to vote for their Community's Choice Award winner beginning now through June 6.   (more...)

Diana Degarmo Begins Performances with THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

Producer/Directors Tom and Michael D'Angora are thrilled to welcome American Idol and Hairspray alum Diana Degarmo to The Marvelous Wonderettes! From May 25th through July 31st. Diana joins the production in the role of Suzy Simpson, the lovable bubble-blowing Wonderette who sings such hits as "Stupid Cupid", "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me", "Rescue Me", and "Respect".   (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Leaves Performance Following Act One
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

It appears that perhaps the events of the last few days may have been just a bit too much, even for a fireball such as Erivo. The (more...)

Dark Comedy STORYWORKS: TERRA INCOGNITA Premieres at George Street Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

An absurd, dark comedy about a New Jersey family who finds themselves suddenly dealing with an environmental cleanup in their backyard - literally - makes its debut at George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick, N.J., with a pair of 8pm performances June 3 and 4, with post-play discussions to follow each night. (more...)

BWW Review: Mandy Patinkin Performs Passionately for National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - May 25, 2016

In its robust 101st season, National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene is the longest consecutively producing Yiddish theater company in the world. Its mission: To celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit rich cultural legacy in exciting new ways. The theatre's Gala 2016 this past Monday evening at The Rose Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center honored Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek--long a leading figure in Yiddish performing arts--and his wife Debra Mlotek (a pediatric occupational therapist), who has been pivotal in creating educational children's programs. (more...)

5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results. (more...)

Punk Rock Pioneers Half Price Debut 'Straight Outta' (South) Africa' for U.S. Audiences.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

AIM Tell-A-Vision Group's Punk Outlaw Records announced the signing of their first band from the African continent with Half Price. Hailing from musical hot spot Cape Town, South Africa, Half Price has been rocking the African music scene for over 15 years. (more...)

First Trailer Released for MORGAN, Suspense-Horror Film Starring Kate Mara & Produced by Ridley Scott!
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

What is MORGAN? Find out in the exclusive teaser trailer. (more...)

Zack Academy Partners With ClickSafety to Offer Online Courses in OSHA Construction, Lead Awareness, Asbestos Awareness, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Laurel Harris, Rob Marnell and More Join Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Concert in NYC to Fight HB2 Law, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

On June 13th at The Cutting Room in New York City, over a dozen native North Carolina Broadway performers will join renowned composers Stephen Schwartz and Jeanine Tesori for Broadway Voices for NC: a concert and fundraiser aimed at combatting HB2, North Carolina's much publicized "Bathroom Law". The evening will feature an array of proud North Carolinians on a mission to celebrate tolerance and acceptance, and prove that #WeAreNotThis.  (more...)

FADE TO BLACK PLAY FESTIVAL Returns For Fourth Season at Queensbury Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016

 Building on the success of previous years, the 'Fade to Black' Play Festival returns with a line-up of ten new short plays. The event will be held at Queensbury Theatre on June 16-18, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Play nominee for Blackbird, Jeff Daniels, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

DWTS' Season Finale Delivers 6-Month Time-Slot High for ABC
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Opposite competition from the 2-hour finale of NBC's “The Voice,” ABC ran a strong second on the final Tuesday of the season in Total Viewers (8.4 million) and Adults 18-49 (1.4/5). In viewers and young adults, The Net marked its top Tuesday since November – since 11/24/15. (more...)

VH1 to Premiere New Late Night Entry THE AMBER ROSE SHOW, 6/17
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

VH1 announced Friday, June 17th at 11PM ET/PT as the premiere date for its highly anticipated THE AMBER Rose SHOW. (more...)

Celebrate Dad with Freeform's 'Funday' Father's Day Weekend Programming
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dad. He's always been there for you. School recitals, football games, family vacations. Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon? (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...)

U.S. Fintech Deal Activity Increases To $1.7B In Q1'16 After Cooling Off Last Two Quarters Of 2015: KPMG & CB Insights Report
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Audra McDonald, Adam Jacobs, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for Covenant House's A NIGHT OF BROADWAY STARS Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Stars from Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin, Shuffle Along, Leap of Faith, Newsies, Cinderella, Spring Awakening and more to perform for - and with - Covenant House kids at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall to give hope to homeless youth on June 6th in New York City. (more...)

Lauren Pritchard Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Lauren Pritchard, originated the role of Ilse in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Spring Awakening. She wrote the music and lyrics of the Off-Broadway hit, Songbird, (book by Michael Kimmel). You can hear Lauren singing on the radio with bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Lemaitre and artists like Matt Nathanson. You can see her perform as she tours across the country with her band...and you can also find her performing in the NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 6th. (more...)

Carol Stein to Perform at Winter Park Playhouse, 6/15-16
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series features the immensely popular and uniquely talented Ms. Carol Stein Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16. Premiering her new solo cabaret entitled, Travels With Carol, she will take you on a musical travel adventure with, as expected, Carol at the piano and microphone! (more...)

Augustus Van Logan Pens THROUGH THE LATTICE: WICKED PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Augustus Van Logan, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Through the Lattice: Wicked Paradise': a gripping and potent work that delves into the age-old idea of good versus evil. (more...)

Vorschau: neue Spielzeit in Hildesheim mit AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH, EDWIN DROOD & DOGFIGHT
by Iris Moebius - May 25, 2016

Die  MusicalCompany des Theater fur Niedersachsen in Hildesheim feiert im kommenden Jahr ihr 10-jahriges Jubilaum, und so stehen in der Spielzeit 2016/2017 auch wieder 5 Musicals auf dem Programm, darunter mit DOGFIGHT eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung. Außerdem werden AVENUE Q, CABARET, UNFASSBAR NAH (CLOSER THAN EVER) und DAS GEHEIMNIS DES EDWIN DROOD aufgefuhrt. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Wynonna and The Big Noise with Special Guest Scott DeCarlo, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Wynonna and The Big Noise with Special Guest Scott DeCarlo-Sunday, July 10, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

New York City Opera Will Include Hal Prince's CANDIDE and ANGELS IN AMERICA in 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

New York City Opera General Director Michael Capasso today announced the 2016-17 season of City Opera, a full season of new productions, concerts, and presentations for the "people's opera." New York City Opera will offer five operas (including a double bill) at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater; two chamber operas, including a Spanish baroque work at Harlem Stage as part of its O?pera en Espan?ol series, and New York City Opera Concerts at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera and concert. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company Announces Special Ticket Offers for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

?The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's 2016 season is underway, and includes ticket offers that are both flexible and affordable. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELORETTE on ABC - Monday, May 30, 2016
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, May 30, 2016! (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Nick Blaemire, Jessica Vosk & More to Lead Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

What would you sacrifice for your American dream? Must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity? These are the questions at the center of The New York Musical Festival's Developmental Reading of BREAD AND RoseS, a new musical with book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Brad Alexander, inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach. The cast features Genny Lis Padilla (On Your Feet, In The Heights), Nick Blaemire (Godspell, The SpongeBob Musical), Jessica Vosk (Fiddler, Finding Neverland), Mandy Gonzalez (In The Heights, Wicked) Ta'Rea Campbell (Book of Mormon, Little Shop) Wally Dunn (West Side Story, All Shook Up), Diomargy Nuñez (Frida Liberada) and Jon Rua (Hamilton). (more...)

Elton John, Julia Roberts & More Join NBC's RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton and Kobe Bryant are among the more than 65 stars who are coming together to have fun, raise money and change lives on “The Red Nose Day Special,” airing on Red Nose Day, Thursday, May 26 (more...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens Next Week at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Last seen on the West End, Amelia Bullmore's new play Di and Viv and Rose crackles with wisdom and wit. (more...)

Daniel Plimpton Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Daniel Plimpton will be collaborating with Alicia Krakauer in NEXT Concert Series : Bridge the Gap (fun fact - they're cousins!) He is currently playing Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Engeman Theatre in Long Island, and was previously seen in the national tours of Book of Mormon and Spring Awakening.  (more...)

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