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Update: It's Official! Jennifer Hudson Will Make Broadway Debut Next Fall in Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE!Update: It's Official! Jennifer Hudson Will Make Broadway Debut Next Fall in Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Following Rumors earlier today that Jennifer Hudson would be making her Broadway debut in a revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, producers have now confirmed that the Oscar winner will indeed head to the Great White Way. Beginning next fall, John Doyle's critically acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Color Purple, the landmark musical will come to Broadway with the Grammy, Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner in the role of Shug Avery, despite earlier reports that she'd be taking on the role of Celie. (more...)

Starboard Delivers Letter to CEO and Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc.Starboard Delivers Letter to CEO and Board of Directors of Yahoo! Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Starboard Value LP (together with its affiliates, 'Starboard'), a significant shareholder of Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), today announced it has delivered a letter to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Yahoo's Board of Directors. (more...)

No More Wonder at C.WonderNo More Wonder at C.Wonder
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

It's all over for C. Wonder, the lifestyle chain created by Christopher Burch, Tory Burch's ex-husband reported BuzzFeed News. (more...)

Bradley Cooper to Take THE ELEPHANT MAN to London This Spring?Bradley Cooper to Take THE ELEPHANT MAN to London This Spring?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Confirming earlier Rumors, two production sources just told Deadline that Bradley Cooper will be heading across the pond with THE ELEPHANT MAN this April, following the play's final February 22 performance on Broadway. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL, Opening 1/31Theatre @ Boston Court to Present THE MISSING PAGES OF LEWIS CARROLL, Opening 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Theatre @ Boston Court presents The Missing Pages of Lewis Carroll by Lily Blau, developed in collaboration with Sydney Gallas, directed by Abigail Deser. Opening night is Saturday, January 31, 2015 on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Addresses Rumors of Drama on THE VIEW : 'I Am Finding My Way Through It'Rosie O'Donnell Addresses Rumors of Drama on THE VIEW : 'I Am Finding My Way Through It'
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

A viewer notes that the comedian seems 'out of place and sad' when hosting the ABC morning talk show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Joyfully Noisy MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Bucks County PlayhouseBWW Reviews: A Joyfully Noisy MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Bucks County Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 29, 2015

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is on tour, and it's as raucous as ever in New Hope on the Bucks County Playhouse stage (more...)

CELEBRITY APPRENTICE Star Leeza Gibbons Talks Joining 'Real Housewives', Remembering Joan Rivers & MoreCELEBRITY APPRENTICE Star Leeza Gibbons Talks Joining 'Real Housewives', Remembering Joan Rivers & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Celebrity Apprentice frontrunner Leeza Gibbons visits Maria Menounos' AfterBuzz TV, dishing on her co-stars, longtime friend Joan Rivers and that other reality show. (more...)

Norberto Vega Announces Debut BookNorberto Vega Announces Debut Book
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

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Bruce Jenner Documenting His 'Journey' with New E! DocuseriesBruce Jenner Documenting His 'Journey' with New E! Docuseries
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

According to TMZ, Bruce Jenner has been filming a docuseries, charting his evolving feelings and 'journey,' over the past few months. (more...)

Geoffrey Rush Set to Play OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical BiopicGeoffrey Rush Set to Play OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Musical Biopic
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

According to Deadline, Geoffrey Rush has officially signed on to play OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in Vadim Jean's upcoming musical biopic CONSIDER YOURSELF. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Present Neil Simon's RUMORS, 3/6-22BrightSide Theatre to Present Neil Simon's RUMORS, 3/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district continues its 4th season with Neil Simon's one and only farce - Rumors. Directed by Aaron Henrickson and playing March 6-March 22, 2015 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Aging Book, Refreshing Cast in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Bucks County PlayhouseBWW Reviews: Aging Book, Refreshing Cast in MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Bucks County Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Jan 26, 2015

It's an amusing show, and it's not so female-oriented that men won't be able to get a few laughs at it as well. It's surprisingly free of male-bashing, celebrating women rather than complaining about the opposite sex, and it's relatively gentle, although if you're easily embarrassed by the subject of masturbation, don't bring family members who will be dying to tease you about it after the section on sex. If you see it for no other reason, see it for the cast themselves. (more...)

Tom DeLonge Not Actually Leaving Blink-182Tom DeLonge Not Actually Leaving Blink-182
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Despite today's reports that Blink-182's Tom DeLonge would be leaving the group, he's assured Entertainment Weekly that's not the case. (more...)

Scoop: NASHVILLE on ABC - Wednesday, February 11, 2015Scoop: NASHVILLE on ABC - Wednesday, February 11, 2015
by - Jan 26, 2015

Get all the scoop on NASHVILLE, airing on ABC on Wednesday, February 11, 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Banished' Episode of The CW's REIGNVIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Banished' Episode of The CW's REIGN
by - Jan 23, 2015

On the next episode of The CW's REIGN titled "Banished", Mary (Adelaide Kane) finds out the truth from Greer (Celina Sinden) about Rumors going around Court (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2015 - Double-Dose of INTO THE WOODS, CHICAGO's New Roxie and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/22/2015 - Double-Dose of INTO THE WOODS, CHICAGO's New Roxie and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 22, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two productions of INTO THE WOODS launch tonight, Charlotte d'Amboise returns to CHICAGO, the Artios Awards are held tonight in NY and LA and more! (more...)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Finn Wittrock Talks Season Five & MoreAMERICAN HORROR STORY's Finn Wittrock Talks Season Five & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 21, 2015

Finn Wittrock dishes on AMERICAN HORROR STORY! (more...)

Official: THE VIEW's Rosie Perez to Return Next MonthOfficial: THE VIEW's Rosie Perez to Return Next Month
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Rosie O'Donnell began today's show by announcing that Whoopi Goldberg, who is recovering from back problems, will be back on Tuesday, adding, 'And no matter what you read anywhere, Rosie Perez is also coming back after she is done rehearsing her play.' (more...)

R&B Star Johnny Gill Reveals Upcoming 'Game Changer' TourR&B Star Johnny Gill Reveals Upcoming 'Game Changer' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

R&B singer Johnny Gill sat down for an interview on Black Hollywood Live's top-rated show “Next” to reveal his upcoming 'Game Changer' tour and more. (more...)

UltraStar Cinemas Leads Nation in Gross Tickets Sales for Christmas Day Release of THE INTERVIEWUltraStar Cinemas Leads Nation in Gross Tickets Sales for Christmas Day Release of THE INTERVIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

UltraStar Cinemas has announced that their west coast theater chain has led the nation in gross ticket sales for the nearly maligned Sony release of “The Interview.” (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Harvey Weinstein Confirm Judi Dench Has Tattoo in His Honor on Her ButtVIDEO: Watch Harvey Weinstein Confirm Judi Dench Has Tattoo in His Honor on Her Butt
by Movies News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Harvey Weinstein confirmed Rumors that Dame Judi Dench has a tattoo which reads, 'JD loves HW' on her butt as a way of thanking him for the critical role he has played in her successful career and numerous awards. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Jesse L. Martin Talks Possible All-Musical Episode of THE FLASHVIDEO: Broadway's Jesse L. Martin Talks Possible All-Musical Episode of THE FLASH
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

THE FLASH star Jesse L. Martin stopped by CBS's THE TALK and discussed Rumors of a possible all-musical episode of The CW show featuring his talented cast of co-stars with Broadway experience. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Thursday, January 29, 2015Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Thursday, January 29, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 15, 2015

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Thursday, January 29, 2015! (more...)

VIDEO: Patrick Stewart Debunks Pizza-Eating Rumors on CONAN!VIDEO: Patrick Stewart Debunks Pizza-Eating Rumors on CONAN!
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, Sir Patrick has eaten pizza before last year. Sort of. Below, check out the actor's appearance on CONAN in which he attempts to clear up recent false reports (more...)

First iPhone 6s Rumors - More RAM, Faster, Force Touch?First iPhone 6s Rumors - More RAM, Faster, Force Touch?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

It's only been a few months since the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but the rumor mills (and supply chains) are starting to see the first leaks of expected components for the NEXT iPhones which are expected in 2015. As usual, it's anticipated that we'll see the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, as Apple often will only change the design every other year. (more...)

THE VIEW's Rosie O'Donnell Denies Rumors of Rosie Perez ExitTHE VIEW's Rosie O'Donnell Denies Rumors of Rosie Perez Exit
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Rosie O'Donnell began today's show by announcing that Whoopi Goldberg, who is recovering from back problems, will be back on Tuesday, adding, 'And no matter what you read anywhere, Rosie Perez is also coming back after she is done rehearsing her play.' (more...)

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announce Chris Pratt as 2015 Man Of The YearThe Hasty Pudding Theatricals Announce Chris Pratt as 2015 Man Of The Year
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, announces Chris Pratt as the recipient of its 2015 Man of the Year Award. (more...)

Melissa McCarthy to Star in Next GHOSTBUSTERS Film?Melissa McCarthy to Star in Next GHOSTBUSTERS Film?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

Could Melissa McCarthy be the next sci-fi star? (more...)

Taron Egerton in Talks to Play 'Young Cyclops' in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE?Taron Egerton in Talks to Play 'Young Cyclops' in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

Taron Egerton may have just confirmed that he is up for the role of young Cyclops in next year's X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. (more...)

VIDEO: SEX AND THE CITY 3 or a Return to HBO? John Corbett Says He'd Prefer a New Series!VIDEO: SEX AND THE CITY 3 or a Return to HBO? John Corbett Says He'd Prefer a New Series!
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

Today, on E!, John Corbett, who starred on the series as 'Aiden', boyfriend to Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie revealed that 'There's a lot of story left to tell with those women and if HBO got it together, I'd like to see the show come back for a couple of seasons like The Comeback. I'd like to see them come back for, you know, eight or 10 episodes a year for a couple of more years.' (more...)

TrendForce: DRAM Players Stay Profitable with Overall Revenue to Rise 16% YoY in 2015TrendForce: DRAM Players Stay Profitable with Overall Revenue to Rise 16% YoY in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

TAIPEI, Dec. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ 2014 has been a fruitful year for the DRAM industry. Tier-one manufacturers, benefiting from the global smartphone boom, have all stepped up mobile memory production. According to DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce, mobile memory will account for 36 percent of overall DRAM production this year and is very likely to surpass 40 percent of production in 2015. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch Officially Set for DR. STRANGEBenedict Cumberbatch Officially Set for DR. STRANGE
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed, after much back-and-forth, that Benedict Cumberbatch has officially signed on for Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE. (more...)

E! Premieres TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: REALITY SPLITS TonightE! Premieres TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: REALITY SPLITS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

These reality stars were looking for love, but when fame came knocking their fairytale was nowhere in sight. In the new one-hour 'E! True Hollywood Story: Reality Splits,' E! reveals the off-screen relationship drama surrounding some of the most buzzed-about reality personalities. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 31st, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 31st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 31, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Braodway. It's the Top Ten Hot Topix for the last half of 2014, and the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015! (more...)

E! to Premiere TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: REALITY SPLITS, TodayE! to Premiere TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: REALITY SPLITS, Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

These reality stars were looking for love, but when fame came knocking their fairytale was nowhere in sight. In the new one-hour 'E! True Hollywood Story: Reality Splits,' E! reveals the off-screen relationship drama surrounding some of the most buzzed-about reality personalities. (more...)

BWW Discussion: Death, Development, and Scaredy-Priests; THE WALKING DEAD Fall Finale Had It AllBWW Discussion: Death, Development, and Scaredy-Priests; THE WALKING DEAD Fall Finale Had It All
by Kara McCoy - Dec 3, 2014

Last night's mid-season finale of AMC's THE WALKING DEAD delivered yet another gut-wrenching episode complete with twists, turns, and plenty of tears. Basically, everything we've come to expect from this zombie hit, still going strong with record-breaking ratings at season five. Even though we have to wait until February to see what's next for Rick Grimes and the gang, these two recappers still have a lot to talk about. Check out my conversation with THE WALKING DEAD recapper Jennifer McHugh, because a lot happened, and you need to know about all of it. Spoilers abound, so proceed with caution. (more...)

First Look - Trailer for Premiere of MTV's THE CHALLENGE: BATTLE OF THE EXES IIFirst Look - Trailer for Premiere of MTV's THE CHALLENGE: BATTLE OF THE EXES II
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Unable to escape the cold this winter? Heat things up with the premiere of The Challenge: Battle of the Exes ll on Tuesday, January 6 at 11/10c on MTV (more...)

Idris Elba Addresses James Bond Speculation Via Humorous Twitter PostIdris Elba Addresses James Bond Speculation Via Humorous Twitter Post
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2014

With the recent speculation about the casting for the title character in the newest JAMES BOND film, Idris Elba has been at the top of the rumor mill. (more...)

BWW Special Feature: This Week in Idina Menzel's World- December 14-19BWW Special Feature: This Week in Idina Menzel's World- December 14-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Since Idina Menzel is having a whirlwind month of both performing on Broadway and releasing a chart-reaching (and wonderful) holiday album, we decided to follow this 'Broadway stars goes big' as she travels the world's stages, the small screen and beyond with all sorts of wonderful appearances this season. For a look at what she's been up to this week, read on! (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Addresses FROZEN 2 Rumors on 'The View'VIDEO: Idina Menzel Addresses FROZEN 2 Rumors on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Idina Menzel stopped by yesterday's THE VIEW on ABC and addressed Rumors of an upcoming FROZEN 2. (more...)

GlobalGiving Crowdfunds More than $3 Million for EbolaGlobalGiving Crowdfunds More than $3 Million for Ebola
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ On December 17, 2014, GlobalGiving announced that it has raised more than $3 million for Ebola relief from donors in 68 countries through the GlobalGiving crowdfunding community. (more...)

USPokerSite.net Reports Adelson's Plan for Anti-Poker Bill Rider a FailUSPokerSite.net Reports Adelson's Plan for Anti-Poker Bill Rider a Fail
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

PHOENIX, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The RAWA (Restore America's Wire Act) anti-online gambling bill did not pass through Congress hidden in the federal budget bill as some speculated. Las Vegas-based casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, was expected to have enough clout to get the bill passed. But it didn't happen, thus impeding the anti-online gambling efforts of Adelson and his alleged cohort that includes various lobbyists and surprisingly Internet gambling's top proponent Senator Harry Reid. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Sings 'December Prayer' on THE VIEWVIDEO: Idina Menzel Sings 'December Prayer' on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony Award winner Idina Menzel performed 'December Prayer' from her new album HOLIDAY WISHES today on ABC's THE VIEW. Watch her sing below! (more...)

Tim Burton Says He's 'Closer Than Ever' to Finishing BEETLEJUICE Sequel ScriptTim Burton Says He's 'Closer Than Ever' to Finishing BEETLEJUICE Sequel Script
by Movies News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

After years of Rumors, Tim Burton just revealed to ComingSoon.net that he and Michael Keaton are “closer than ever” to working on a BEETLEJUICE sequel. (more...)

Gucci Loses Their Top TwoGucci Loses Their Top Two
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

Let the search for a new creative director begin. (more...)

HORSE GIRLS Extends Through 1/23 at the cellHORSE GIRLS Extends Through 1/23 at the cell
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

After selling out their initial 3-week run, the cell will extend the New York Premiere of HORSE GIRLS, a black comedy by Jenny Rachel Weiner. Directed by Sarah Krohn, performances have been added January 6 - 23 at the cell where performances began on December 3. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Releases New Ariana Grande Single 'Brand New You' from Jason Robert Brown's 13Ghostlight Records Releases New Ariana Grande Single 'Brand New You' from Jason Robert Brown's 13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the two-track single by pop sensation Ariana Grande from the Broadway show 13 - The Musical. Grande made her acting debut in the 2008 Broadway production, which has music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Fans of the chart-topping singer can hear her earliest recorded work as the songs 'Brand New You' and 'A Little More Homework' are now available together for the first time on iTunes here. A special new lyric video of 'Brand New You' is available on YouTube here. The full original Broadway cast recording of 13 - The Musical, as well as the London cast recording, is available from Ghostlight Records. Since its Broadway premiere, the show has had over a thousand productions around the world and is being developed as a movie musical by CBS Films. (more...)

A TODA GLORIA to go Backstage at Gloria Trevi's Concert in LAA TODA GLORIA to go Backstage at Gloria Trevi's Concert in LA
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

In Sunday's new episode of “A Toda Gloria” (Dec. 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on mun2), get an all-access pass to music icon Gloria Trevi's highly-anticipated concert at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Also, in honor of Jenni Rivera and mun2's week-long tribute programming to the legendary artist, the episode will feature part two of Gloria Trevi's emotional sit down with Chiquis Rivera where the young artist opens up about the painful Rumors she endured and why the song “La Malquerida” means so much to her. (more...)

TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON Quotables - Week of 11/24TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON Quotables - Week of 11/24
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Below, check out quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON for the week of November 24 - November 27! (more...)

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