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BWW Review: 'Merry Christmas!' from Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 29, 2016

While there are always Rumors of closings and real estate transactions happening willy-nilly, Chaffin's Barn continues to thrive and to entertain and to give both audiences and theater folk an opportunity to get to know one another better and to be transported and transformed via the magic of live theater. I hope that Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre remains a vital part of Music City long after I've been reassigned to review shows in the afterlife. (more...)

CORRECTING and REPLACING 4G Smartphones to Surpass 1 Billion Mark in Shipments for 2016 as Emerging Markets Play Catch Up, According to IDC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016


Chance Theater Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Chance Theater is thrilled to announce its lineup for 2017, which will be the third to employ both stages in its new home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature nine fully-staged productions, a workshop production, and three staged readings of new plays still in development. (more...)

2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016

Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

Scoop: PITCH on FOX - Thursday, December 1, 2016
by - Nov 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on PITCH, airing on FOX on Thursday, December 1, 2016! (more...)

The BPM Festival 10th Anniversary Announces YA'AH MUUL Full Lineups
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

After making waves amongst the dance music community with the announcement of its Phase 1 artist lineup that featured over 100 of the world's finest DJs accompanied by its first twenty showcases made up of some of the most respected labels and party brands, The BPM Festival welcomes ten additional showcases for its 2017 tenth anniversary edition in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, taking place January 6-15, 2017. (more...)

Cesar L. Baquerizo's A SAFE PLACE WITH YOU Chronicles Dangers of Conversion Therapy
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

'A Safe Place with You' is a LGBTQ fiction coming out story inspired by the horror true events of Conversion Therapy, an evil 'medical' experiment to 'cure' homosexuality. The pages follows a young man named Tomás Díaz and his group of new found friends forced to be in a clinic to 'cure' their homosexuality as they try to find themselves during an era of heightened ignorance and hatred. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Mike Plays His Last Game for the Team on Next PITCH
by - Nov 18, 2016

On the next episode of PITCH on FOX titled "Scratched", Mike becomes the biggest news story in the MLB when Rumors start about him waiving his no-trade clause. (more...)

It's Official! Wayne Brady Will Play 'Aaron Burr' in Chicago's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Confirming earlier Rumors, producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago have announced five-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will join the Chicago company of Hamilton as Aaron Burr for a limited engagement Tuesday, January 17 thru Sunday, April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Batter Up! Bryan Cranston to Pitch for DAMN YANKEES on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

ALL THE WAY Tony winner Bryan Cranston has a Broadway musical in his dugout. (more...)

Bookworks Albequerque Presents January Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

January brings events to Bookworks that explore transformations, education, social issues like war and charity, and great new literature. (more...)

Ilana Becker to Join Company of Fools in New Associate Artistic Director Position
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Company of Fools (COF) is pleased to announce that Ilana Becker has been appointed to the new position of Associate Artistic Director. After conducting a national search that yielded more than 80 qualified applicants, Company of Fools' and Sun Valley Center for the Arts' leadership determined that Becker's expertise and passion for theatre made her the ideal candidate for the position. In her new role, Becker will assist newly promoted COF Artistic Director John Glenn and contribute to The Center's education initiatives and BIG IDEA programs. Glenn, who was recently honored with the 2016 Idaho Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, assumed leadership of Company of Fools following the recent departure of his co-artistic director, Denise Simone. (more...)

Global Superstar Janet Jackson Welcomes Baby Boy Elissa Al Mana
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Janet Jackson and husband Wissam Al Mana welcomed their first child yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 3rd. (more...)

UPDATE: Debra Messing Says WILL & GRACE Revival 'Nothing Beyond Talks' For Now
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Yesterday, Debra Messing, who portrayed Grace Adler on the hit sitcom, took to Twitter to say her co-star was sadly mistaken when he shared his news (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017
by - Jan 3, 2017

Hottest Articles on 12/27/2016 - 1/3/2017. (more...)

The Rockettes Saga Continues: MSG Fires Back at Marie Claire for Article on Private Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the The Rockettes are performing for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20th. Madison Square Garden executive chairman James Dolan called an impromptu meeting with the Rockettes on December 27th to discuss - in a 'safe setting' - the controversy surrounding MSG's decision to have the dancers perform at the event. Marie Claire published Dolan's and several Rockettes' statements from the meeting in a new piece this morning. Now, Madison Square Garden Company has released a statement regarding Marie Claire's coverage of the private meeting. (more...)

Scoop: RIVERDALE on THE CW - Thursday, February 9, 2017
by - Jan 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on RIVERDALE, airing on THE CW on Thursday, February 9, 2017! (more...)

Movie Trilogy In the Works Based on HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Play?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Will the hit West End play and soon to be Broadway smash HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD be the basis of an upcoming movie trilogy? (more...)

Wendy MacLeod's WOMEN IN JEOPARDY! to Play Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Women in Jeopardy! by Wendy MacLeod, a comedy reviewers have described as 'Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club,' running February 10 - February 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT at Third Wall Productions Lights the Light of Hope
by Kristen Price - Jan 20, 2017

On a day that saw Rumors of a possible shutdown of the National Endowment for the Arts, artists from around the country came together to prove their lights would not be extinguished. (more...)

Bunny Ranch Owner Calls On Trump To Stand Up For US Prostitutes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017


Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 1/10 - 1/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Below, check out quotables from 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON from January 10 - January 13. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 15, 2017
by - Jan 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/14/2017
by - Jan 14, 2017's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/14/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2017
by - Jan 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Scoop: RIVERDALE on THE CW - Thursday, February 2, 2017
by - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on RIVERDALE, airing on THE CW on Thursday, February 2, 2017! (more...)

Future of bricks-and-mortar stores in question as a third of consumers would rather 'wash the dishes' than shop in-store
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017


Susan Stroman and John Kander at Work on New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The New York Post has reported that Tony Award-winning, director Susan Stroman, composer John Kander and playwright David Thompson are at work on a new musical. (more...)

Fall in Love All Over Again with Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. Directed by Adam Immerwahr, Last of the Red Hot Lovers begins previews in Philadelphia on January 10th, opens January 12th and continues through February 5th. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Laughter on the 23rd Floor will begin performances the on the Mainstage on January 17th. (more...)

Sarah Jessica Parker Sets the Record Straight on SEX AND THE CITY 3 Rumors
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Good news and bad news for SEX AND THE CITY fans. E! News caught up with Sarah Jessica Parker at THE GOLDEN GLOBES to set the record straight (more...)

HBO to Premiere BIG LITTLE LIES, Starring Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman, 2/19
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, nothing is quite as it seems. Doting moms, successful husbands, adorable children, beautiful homes: What lies will be told to keep their perfect worlds from unraveling? (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017
by - Jan 10, 2017

Hottest Articles on 1/3/2017 - 1/10/2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES at Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Chance Theater presents its 13th annual production of the irreverent, raunchy and pitch-black dark holiday satire... The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Written by Jeff Goode, directed by Resident Artist Alex Bueno, and associate directed by Resident Artist James McHale. The Eight: Reindeer Monologues performs now through December 23 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken Theater Arts Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Megan Mullally Teases WILL & GRACE Revival: 'There's a Very Good Chance!'
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 7, 2016

In a new interview with PrideSource today, Megan Mullally all but confirmed that the show will indeed return to the airwaves.  (more...)

Burn Book on Broadway? MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Premiere in D.C. Next Fall
by Jessica Khan - Dec 30, 2016

Confirming earlier Rumors (that's why her hair is so big - it's full of secrets!), the new MEAN GIRLS musical will be making its World Premiere at the National Theater in Washington, D.C. in Fall 2017. A spokesperson for the show just confirmed the timeline and venue to The New York Times. (more...)

Nashville's Historic Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre Sold to New Owner
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - the nation's longest running and continually operating dinner theater - has been sold just as the company is nearing the completion of its 50th season of shows in Nashville. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERSTORE on NBC - Thursday, January 12, 2017
by - Dec 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on SUPERSTORE, airing on NBC on Thursday, January 12, 2017! (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

Meet the Bird Girls of Little Radical Theatrics' SEUSSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

As we get closer to opening night, meet some of the incredible cast that is working so hard to bring the Seussiverse to the Grinton Will Library January 13th-15th.! Meet Moriel Behar, Sofia Newman and Adriana Nocco who play The Bird Girls! (more...)

Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

Rockettes Dancer Gives Inside Perspective at the Prospect of Performing for Trump: 'It's A Basic Human-Rights Issue'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

In the midst of this maelstrom are the dancers themselves. Finally, in an anonymous interview with Marie Claire, one has spoken out. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norm Lewis' Gift to New York City at Feinstein's / 54 Below
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 24, 2016

I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is what Norm Lewis named his show this year, his 2nd consecutive holiday booking, at Feinstein's / 54 Below. (more...)

Update: Rockettes Union Calls Boycotting Inauguration 'Invalid'
by Alan Henry - Dec 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld has come across an email sent from the American Guild of Variety Artists to what appears to be Rockettes in its membership as a response to the announcement that some Rockettes do not want to participate in the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. (more...)

Flappers and Speakeasies Highlight Orlando Shakespeare Theater's Production of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost from February 22 - March 24, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. (more...)

by Peter Danish - Dec 21, 2016

Christian Gerhaher Triumphs in all-Mahler recital at Tully Hall. (more...)

LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS Opens In Studio 3, 1/10-2/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre's 2016-2017 Independence Studio on 3 season continues with one of Neil Simon's funniest plays, Last of the Red Hot Lovers. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the seventh national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. (more...)

Sneak Peek - Tai Babilonia & More Set for Next OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In this week's all-new episode of the popular series OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, celebrity updates include actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner, New Edition's Johnny Gill and figure skater Tai Babilonia. (more...)

Road Theatre Company Presents Los Angeles Premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere of WHITE GUY ON THE BUS, written by Bruce Graham and directed by Stewart J. Zully.  WHITE GUY ON THE BUS will begin previews on Monday, January 23 at 8pm; will open on Friday, January 27 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Road Theatre Company's second home, The Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Danny Aiello & Julie Budd Visit 'The Late Joey Reynolds Show'
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 12, 2016

Some of the best stories begin in the "Green Room" at the 77WABC studios where "The Late" Joey Reynolds broadcasts very live. Last night's guests included Academy Award Nominated Actor and Cabaret performer Danny Aiello, Super Singer Julie Budd, and comic Steven Scott. KT Sullivan was also scheduled, but was having so much fun at that Green Room party that she didn't make it into the studio on time. Danny Aiello talked about his Annual Christmas Party which takes place at The Triad on December 19th and Julie Budd, who appeared with "The Chairman" many times appropriately brought her new album for his birthday -  Mr. Sinatra. Joey Reynolds' famous Cheese Cake also made an appearance on the show.    (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lady Gaga Performs New Single MILLION REASONS on Alan Carr's HAPPY HOUR
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2016

A sign that says 'free Lady Gaga' concert sounds like a scam, but for a few lucky fans, it led to a unique opportunity to see Lady Gaga perform her newest single, Million Reasons, live on Alan Carr's Happy Hour. Gaga recently sat down with Carr to chat about her new album, and Rumors surrounding whether or not she'll be performing at next year's Glastonbury Festival. (more...)

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