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Hugh Hefner Musical Heading to the Stage?Hugh Hefner Musical Heading to the Stage?
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

Could Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner be the next public figure to be immortalized in a musical? Theatre buzz has surfaced suggesting just that. (more...)

Disney's TRON 3 Drops Off the GridDisney's TRON 3 Drops Off the Grid
by Movies News Desk - May 29, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has dropped its plans for TRON 3.  (more...)

Joni Mitchell 'Improving' After Brain Aneurysm, Now In RehabJoni Mitchell 'Improving' After Brain Aneurysm, Now In Rehab
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Showbiz411 reports that Joni Mitchell, influential and beloved musician, is recovering after having a brain aneurysm on March 31st. (more...)

Broadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at LunchBroadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at Lunch
by Richard Ridge - May 28, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant earlier this week, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Hosted by Liz Smith and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., a slew of special guests came to celebrate the Broadway icon. Scroll down to see what they had to say about Chita, and click here for all the photos from the luncheon! (more...)

Disney Channel Announces June Programming HighlightsDisney Channel Announces June Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

Disney XD announces June 2015 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

AstonRep to Stage Chicago Premiere of THE LYONS This FallAstonRep to Stage Chicago Premiere of THE LYONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick-off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing August 27 - September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago.  (more...)

CHF to Close Spring Season with Judy Blume & Judd ApatowCHF to Close Spring Season with Judy Blume & Judd Apatow
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) will close out its Spring 2015 season with two literary events in June, featuring writers Judy Blume and Judd Apatow. On Wednesday, June 17 at 7 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School, CHF and the Chicago Tribune will welcome literary icon and number one New York Times bestselling author Judy Blume to talk about her new novel, In the Unlikely Event (June 2, 2015), with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens. The next day, Thursday, June 18 at 12:30 p.m. at the Art Institute of Chicago Rubloff Auditorium (230 S Columbus Dr), Hollywood film writer (Knocked Up, This is 40), producer (Bridesmaids), and director (The 40-Year-Old Virgin) Judd Apatow will speak about his new book, Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy (June 16, 2015). Tickets are on sale now at chicagohumanities.org or by calling 312-494-9509. (more...)

Harry Nilsson Revue EVERYBODY'S TALKIN' Eyeing Broadway This Season?Harry Nilsson Revue EVERYBODY'S TALKIN' Eyeing Broadway This Season?
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 2015

Is a new musical revue heading for Broadway later this season? (more...)

Colin Firth to Take On Henry Higgins in Broadway Revival of MY FAIR LADY?Colin Firth to Take On Henry Higgins in Broadway Revival of MY FAIR LADY?
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2015

Reports of an upcoming Broadway revival of MY FAIR LADY from James Nederlander Sr continue to surface and according to Page Six of the New York Post, the lead role has already been cast. (more...)

Summer Stages: Cool Theatre for Hot Times in the Valley of the SunSummer Stages: Cool Theatre for Hot Times in the Valley of the Sun
by Herbert Paine - May 27, 2015

Theater lovers have a sizzling menu of choices for their viewing pleasure this Summer in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area ~ from delightful old chestnuts to spirited and timeless musicals. Here are the picks of the crop. (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, June 1, 2015Scoop: THE BACHLORETTE on ABC - Monday, June 1, 2015
by - May 26, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE BACHLORETTE, airing on ABC on Monday, June 1, 2015! (more...)

Patty McCormack Joins Cast of MISERABLE WITH AN OCEAN VIEW at Whitefire TheatrePatty McCormack Joins Cast of MISERABLE WITH AN OCEAN VIEW at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Patty McCormack, star of stage, screen and television, joins the cast of the world premiere of the new play "Miserable with an Ocean View" written and produced by Howard Skora, directed by Jim Fall, scheduled to open Saturday, June 6th, at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, California. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 80th Season Company; Kicks Off 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces company members for its 80th season, running June 16 through October 18, 2015. The mix of plays includes a world premiere comedy, a classic thriller, a madcap comedy, a sweet and prickly Irish love story and a nun habit-forming musical comedy.       (more...)

Jennifer Woods Pens CREEPY HOUSEJennifer Woods Pens CREEPY HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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Tritonal & Cash Cash Join Forces for 'Untouchable' Summer Anthem! Tritonal & Cash Cash Join Forces for 'Untouchable' Summer Anthem!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Two rising titans from the US electronic dance music scene, Tritonal and Cash Cash, join forces to deliver fans this summer's hottest festival anthem, a brand new collaboration 'Untouchable' (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Still Packs a Punch at ArouetBWW Reviews: THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Still Packs a Punch at Arouet
by Jay Irwin - May 18, 2015

You might not think that a play from the 1930's would be so resonant today. But in our world where it's so easy to slander someone and spread malicious Rumors at the click of a mouse, a play like "The Children's Hour", currently playing from Arouet, feels like an ominous precursor of things to come. And while the attitudes about the situations may have changed, the hurtful nature of gossip remains the same and Arouet's production deftly examines what that kind of hurt can do. (more...)

Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY Heads to Miami This MonthJim Caruso's CAST PARTY Heads to Miami This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Recently, Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch have taken the extreme open mic on the road, celebrating talent in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Chicago and London. Now, the dynamic duo will bring the musical madness to Miami, debuting at Cabaret South Beach on May 28.  (more...)

Global Superstar Jennifer Lopez Lands Headlining Residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & CasinoGlobal Superstar Jennifer Lopez Lands Headlining Residency at Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Confirming Rumors that have been circling for months, Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will soon shine a little brighter with the landing of a new star. Jennifer Lopez announced during tonight's 'American Idol' Season 14 finale that she will begin a Las Vegas headlining residency show beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Actress PATTY McCORMACK is Miserable with an Ocean ViewBWW Interviews: Actress PATTY McCORMACK is Miserable with an Ocean View
by Don Grigware - Jun 9, 2015

The Bad Seed, she has worked on stage, in film and on television to great acclaim for over 60 years. Now she is onstage once more in a hilarious world premiere dark comedy Miserable with an Ocean View playing Saturdays only at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. She recently sat down to chat about the play and about highlights of her long career. (more...)

Will Wochi Be the Killer Apple Watch App of the Year?Will Wochi Be the Killer Apple Watch App of the Year?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

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BWW Reviews: RUMORS Has It!BWW Reviews: RUMORS Has It!
by Herbert Paine - Jun 8, 2015

A bullet train of laughs is reverberating across the Opening Night walls of Desert Stages Theatre, thanks to the deft direction of Virginia Olivieri and Gary Zaro and the quirky comic thespians who breathe fire into the script of Neil Simon's elegant farce, Rumors. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/6-6/7/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/6-6/7/2015
by - Jun 7, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 7, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 39 STEPS at Antrim PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE 39 STEPS at Antrim Playhouse
by Peter Danish - Jun 7, 2015

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VIDEO: Alan Cumming & Kristin Chenoweth Mock Bradley Cooper 'Gay' Rumor at TONYSVIDEO: Alan Cumming & Kristin Chenoweth Mock Bradley Cooper 'Gay' Rumor at TONYS
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

On tonight's TONY AWARDS, hosts Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth shared some quick wit just prior to introducing presenter and Tony nominee Bradley Cooper, mocking recent Rumors that Cooper is gay. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Those Championship Seasons! Saluting Current Shows With Tony Awards Clips To RememberFLASH FRIDAY: Those Championship Seasons! Saluting Current Shows With Tony Awards Clips To Remember
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 5, 2015

Today we are celebrating the 2015 Tony Awards this weekend with a look at some of the best Tony performances from current shows! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/5; World Premiere in Long Island, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in San Diego and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/5; World Premiere in Long Island, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in San Diego and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 5, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Long Island, Kansas City, San Diego, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include a World Premiere in Long Island, MOTHER FREAKING HOOD! in Kansas City, and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at San Diego Musical Theatre, just to name a few. (more...)

Rogue Shakespeare to Premiere LOVE LABOURS WON in the U.S. This MonthRogue Shakespeare to Premiere LOVE LABOURS WON in the U.S. This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Rogue Shakespeare (theatre company) are delighted to announce the long-awaited U.S. premiere of celebrated poet Ryan J-W Smith's award-winning third verse play, Love Labours Won. (more...)

THE ALBUM PROJECT: RUMORS to Debut at King King Hollywood in JulyTHE ALBUM PROJECT: RUMORS to Debut at King King Hollywood in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Album Project returns with its latest musical presentation, The Album Project: Rumours. The t re-imagining of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 album will debut on July 8th at King King Hollywood. (more...)

Garth Drabinsky, Producer Convicted of Fraud, Prepping 'HARD TIMES' for Broadway?Garth Drabinsky, Producer Convicted of Fraud, Prepping 'HARD TIMES' for Broadway?
by Jessica Showers - Jun 30, 2015

The Rumors are true -- stage producer Garth Drabinsky, who served time in Canada for fraud and forgery, is aiming for a Broadway comeback. (more...)

UPDATE: Legendary Singer Joni Mitchell is 'Speaking, and Speaking Well'UPDATE: Legendary Singer Joni Mitchell is 'Speaking, and Speaking Well'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

In the wake of Rumors and speculation over the last several days, Leslie Morris, the conservator for legendary musician Joni Mitchell, shared an update on the singer's condition on her official website (more...)

Ante Perry ft. Cosmo Klein Releases "One More Try"Ante Perry ft. Cosmo Klein Releases "One More Try"
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

German duo Paul Drynda and Daniel Bolinger, then men behind the Dry & Bolinger moniker, have build up a remarkable reputation with their top-notch remixes. (more...)

Harry Potter's Parents to Take Center Stage in New West End PlayHarry Potter's Parents to Take Center Stage in New West End Play
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2015

You won't need a Time Turner to flash back to the days before Harry Potter became a legend. The Daily Mail writes that HARRY POTTER author J.K. Rowling and ONCE director John Tiffany have crafted a new play centered on the literary icon's parents -- Lily and James. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Corbin Bleu Chats About High School Musical 4, Broadway Dream Roles, Fake Off! and Much More!STAGE TUBE: Corbin Bleu Chats About High School Musical 4, Broadway Dream Roles, Fake Off! and Much More!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 24, 2015

Stage and screen veteran Corbin Bleu joins Michael Korte on the rooftop for a compelling, hilarious episode of CITY OF MICHAEL. The duo talks High School Musical, Broadway Dream Roles, Bullying and Corbin Bleu's new show, Fake Off! (more...)

BWW Interview: ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck on His Birdland Concert and Debut Album!BWW Interview: ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck on His Birdland Concert and Debut Album!
by Joseph F. Panarello - Jun 23, 2015

ON THE TOWN star discusses his show as well as his upcoming show at Birdland and his debut album. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage WAIT UNTIL DARK, 7/1-11Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage WAIT UNTIL DARK, 7/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

?Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the July 1st opening of Jeffrey Hatcher's area premiere adaptation of Wait Until Dark, written by Frederick Knott at Saint Michael's Playhouse (July 1 - 11).  Directed by Sarah Carleton the cast features Abby Lee as Susan, John D. Alexander as Roat, Christian Kohn as Mike, Bill Carmichael as Carlino, David Rossetti as Sam, and introducing Jillian Kenny as Gloria. (more...)

Prong Investigates Rumored New Features for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S PlusProng Investigates Rumored New Features for the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

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Charles Edwards Signs on for WASTE at the National This AutumnCharles Edwards Signs on for WASTE at the National This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Charles Edwards will star in WASTE at the National this autumn. (more...)

Caleb Pirtle Pens NIGHT SIDE OF DARKCaleb Pirtle Pens NIGHT SIDE OF DARK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

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Dry & Bolinger Release Milk & Sugar Summer Sessions 2015 - 'Got Back' & 'Raise Up'Dry & Bolinger Release Milk & Sugar Summer Sessions 2015 - 'Got Back' & 'Raise Up'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

Renowned DJ and production duo Dry & Bolinger have been behind some remarkable releases in the past months, and their creative streak is showing no signs of halting. (more...)

ChEckiT!Dance Sets Fifth Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival, 7/18ChEckiT!Dance Sets Fifth Annual ChEck Us OuT Dance Festival, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

ChEckiT!Dance presents the fifth annualChEck Us OuT Dance Festival: A Celebration of Female Choreographers, an eco-friendly evening of dance celebrating female choreographers,on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 5pm at Solar One on the East River, NYC. Admission is free. For more information visit www.checkitdance.com or email checkitdance@gmail.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Pulitzer Prize winning THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA at Beck CenterBWW Reviews: Pulitzer Prize winning THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA at Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Jun 1, 2015

On the surface, Horton Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA, now in production at Beck Center, tells the tale of the Kidders (Will and Lily Dale), a Houston, Texas couple who, in 1950, take different paths in coping with the death of Bill, their only son. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 6 of MTV's TEEN MOM 2, Premiering 7/9VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season 6 of MTV's TEEN MOM 2, Premiering 7/9
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

From crumbling marriages and chaotic custody battles, to newfound love and wedding proposals, MTV's “Teen Mom 2” will rejoin the journeys of Kailyn, Leah, Jenelle and Chelsea with the highly anticipated sixth season premiere on an all-new night, Thursday, July 9 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

TampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth SeasonTampaRep Presents THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and More in Fifth Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2015

Tampa Repertory Theatre is presenting THE ICEMAN COMETH, THE CHILDREN'S HOUR, and more in the 2015-2016 season. Find out more below! (more...)

The Promenade Playhouse Announces Cast of THE PORCINI TESTThe Promenade Playhouse Announces Cast of THE PORCINI TEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Announcing the stellar cast of THE PORCINI TEST, will be ready to open at The Promenade Playhouse on July 17th. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Celebrate America's Independence at the TheaterCRITICS' CHOICE: Celebrate America's Independence at the Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 2, 2015

Can you believe that it's already time to celebrate Independence Day – aka The Fourth of July – with the biggest-in-the-country fireworks display right here in Music City USA? We know how to celebrate America's Independence right here in Nashville and we expect even more tourists (playwright/actor/director/producer/bon vivant Del Shores is in town, for example, to get a taste of a down-home good time) than normal to fill our city's streets over the four-day holiday weekend. (more...)

DIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula PlayersDIAL M FOR MURDER to Open 7/8 at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season July 8 through 26 when it presents the classic suspense-filled thriller, 'Dial M for Murder' by Frederick Knott. 'Dial M for Murder' was first staged on Broadway in 1952 and Knott adapted the script for Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 classic film. (more...)

WHBPAC to Screen THE FAREWELL PARTY, 7/21WHBPAC to Screen THE FAREWELL PARTY, 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

As part of its World Cinema series, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts  Center will screen director Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon's bittersweet comedy, The Farewell Party, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 21-23 at 8pm.  The film is in Hebrew with English subtitles, is Not Rated and is 95 Minutes long. Tickets to all films are $15 for adults, $9 for students/seniors, and $5 for WHBPAC Film Society members and can be purchased online at www.whbpac.org. Join our Film Society and receive 20 discounted admissions per calendar year, free admittance to a film on your birthday, and two free film tickets for each new member you refer.  Start enjoying member perks today! Call (631) 288-1500 to sign up. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2nd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Kicks OffBWW Reviews: 2nd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Kicks Off
by Patrick O'Brien - Jul 2, 2015

Underscore Theatre's Musical Theatre Festival is back with a bumper crop of new and original musicals. What's chaff and what's wheat? Read on! (more...)

LOVE LABOURS WON Takes Home Two Hollywood Fringe AwardsLOVE LABOURS WON Takes Home Two Hollywood Fringe Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Written, directed by and starring, Ryan J-W Smith, Love Labours Won not only won the Hollywood Fringe Festival's highly coveted International Award, it also won an Encore! Producers' Award. As such, Rogue Shakespeare® is delighted to announce the unlimited extension of the U.S. premiere of Smith's award-winning third verse play, Love Labours Won. Now transferring to the Dorie Theatre on Hollywood Theatre Row and extending through August 6, and beyond. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 1, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2015! (more...)

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