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Theatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 28, 2016

Frances Seymour Fonda, actor Henry Fonda's second wife, was only 32 years old when the theater she commissioned architect Arthur W. Hawes to build opened in December of 1940. Originally known as the Westwood Theater, it was designed to be a performance space for live productions and for a short time it did fulfill that mission. Across town, movie musicals like Busby Berkeley's Strike Up the Band and Down Argentine Way were becoming box office hits as Tinseltown capitalized on the popularity of established young stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and soon-to-be stars like pin-up girl Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. (more...)

BWW Interview: What Attracts Michael Urie to BRIGHT COLORS, the Classics & Divas LuPone & Streisand
by Gil Kaan - Sep 26, 2016

Known to millions of television viewers as the snappy and charming Marc St. James on Ugly Betty, Michael Urie has since carved out a steady, thriving acting - and now directing - career; most effectively utilizing his training from Julliard. In between his current hosting gig on Logo's Cocktails & Classics, Michael is directing fellow C&C mate Drew Droege in his one-man show BRIGHT COLORS AND BOLD PATTERNS. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can Say When you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

BWW Fan Girl: Olivia Hardy Talks with Tony Yazbeck About His Work With The YoungArts Foundation
by Olivia Hardy - Oct 5, 2015

The YoungArts Foundation helps support young artists, ages 15 to 18. (more...)

Scoop: Freeform - November 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Oct 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on Freeform - November 2016 Programming Highlights (more...)

BWW Interview: Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Director of THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING Starring Kathleen Turner at Arena Stage
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 24, 2016

Director Gaye Taylor Upchurch makes her Arena Stage debut working with Kathleen Turner (MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN, MOLLY IVINS) in the play adaptation of Joan Didion's memoir THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING. Upchurch talked with Broadway World's Jeffrey Walker about directing the play, working with Turner, and the power of the witty and honest look at grief. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

The tea-guzzling Tiger will pounce into Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for the first time ever in the truly magical Olivier Award nominated production of The Tiger Who Came To Tea from 14 January 2016. (more...)

by Roger Catlin - Oct 17, 2016

One of the failings of human beings is the hesitance to visit those who have lost loved ones. We wonder about the right thing to Say When the actual requirement is to be present and to listen. That's all that's asked of audience members for 'The Year of Magical Thinking,' Joan Didion's adaptation of her own award-winning memoir into a one-woman play, now at Arena Stage. (more...)

SportsManias Introduces the First Fantasy Football Emoji Keyboard
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015


BWW Review: Australian Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - Oct 13, 2015

Just when you think you are Sleeping Beautied out, along comes another production. This one however, is being produced on the other side of the world by the Australian Ballet. That's a long way to travel to see something you've already encountered in 500 other productions. On the other hand, why not? I'd never been to Australia and needed a vacation. So a 27-hour flight didn't seem to faze me. Plus, I would see a company that was almost totally unknown to me. I'd seen them on You Tube and was highly impressed. I missed them in New York, so this would be my chance not only to see the company, but Australia! Of course, there were other reasons. Like a great love I had in college 40 years before and had left because he wanted me to move to Melbourne with him. And I was going to meet him again! So if you combine the meeting of a past love and a new Sleeping Beauty, the combination was almost irresistible, at least to me. (I'm told that my brain works in peculiar ways, and this was definitely one of them!) So I booked a flight and in two days I was transported to one of the loveliest cities imaginable. And I could have been there 40 years earlier! (more...)

Review Roundup: CLEVER LITTLE LIES, Starring Marlo Thomas, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 12, 2015

Two-time Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro's critically acclaimed new comedy CLEVER LITTLE LIES opens tonight, October 12th at the Westside Theatre (Upstairs) (407 West 43rd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Interview: Ted Chapin Discusses CINDERELLA, SOUND OF MUSIC Tours, Future R&H Broadway Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 9, 2015

For generations, RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA existed only as a beloved television movie. First with a live broadcast in 1957 starring Julie Andrews; then in 1965 with Lesley Ann Warren, a version which was regularly re-broadcast into the 90s (which I grew up watching); and finally in 1997 with Brandy in the title role and Whitney Houston as her Fairy Godmother. However, in 2013, over 55 years after its first broadcast, led by Broadway's favorite princess Laura Osnes and crowned prince Santino Fontana, R&H 's CINDERELLA took its first Broadway bow. The show earned nine Tony nominations, running for nearly two years. Now, CINDERELLA's First National Tour sets up shop in its own little corner at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, with performances beginning on Tuesday night. (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA to Roar Back into the West End This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The tea-guzzling Tiger pounces back into the West End in this truly magical Olivier Award nominated production of THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA, opening at the Lyric Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue on Wednesday 25 November 2015 and running throughout Christmas to Sunday 10 January 2016. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Below, check out quotables from NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON for the week of October 26 - October 30! (more...)

Is There Data Mafia in Your Organization?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015


U.S. Bank Consumer Study Raises New Perspective on How Banks Balance Technology with a Human Touch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015


BWW Review: At Metropolitan Room, Singing Raconteur Eric Yves Garcia Gets Down and Revealing While Pouring Out Spirits and Stories From His Piano Bar Days
by Remy Block - Nov 16, 2015

Eric Yves Garcia has stepped away from the piano. I repeat, stepped away from the piano. The performer strides into the center stage light, his dark eyes twinkling, his jaw defined by just the right amount of stubble. This guy could be a movie star. I was excited. For the Metropolitan Room audience, Garcia's November 5 opening night of his new show Pour Spirits was about to be a down and dirty tell-all of some of New York's bacchanalian carousers as related by the handsome, attentive piano man of Chez Josephine, Bemelmans Bar, and other NYC nightspots. Garcia remained center stage for the better part of the show, allowing his inner storyteller and actor to take the reins, punctuating his alcohol-soaked dispatches from the wrong side of midnight with songs far afield of the traditional American Songbook. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Carlos, Tatiana, & Sandra Cantu of IN THE HEIGHTS at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - May 6, 2016

In the Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about community and family in a Dominican-American neighborhood in New York City, has a multi-layered meaning for its talented cast. The production, which is currently being presented at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, features veteran television actor Juan Carlos Cantu, returning to the stage after more than 30 years, to act besides his two daughters, Tatiana and Sandra. All three play major roles in the show, bringing the three together on stage for the first time. (Our review is in this week's Moorpark Acorn. We visited with the girls and their proud father before a Sunday matinee performance. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer Jessica Tamara
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 24, 2016

Jessica Tamara is a rising author whose debut novel Running Away From Love was self-published and released on July 18, 2015. She has had a passion for writing and also reading since she was a little girl. She has been featured as a rising urban fiction author at the Toronto Urban Fiction Book Expo. Her goal is to create female characters from all walks of life that evolve, but most importantly they inspire and live in their truths whether it is good or bad. She would describe her writing style as emotional and vivid, where she wants you feel and escape into the moment she has created. You laugh with the characters, get angry with them, cry with them, and root for them to overcome. If the reader can relate and connect on any level, then that makes the writing process that much more worthwhile. Jessica currently resides in Buffalo, NY where works in finance and writes in her spare time. She is currently working on creating her own publishing company, which she hopes to help authors like herself to share their work with the world. She is currently working on her 2nd novel slated to be released in September 2016 titled 'Season's Change....Autumn Leaves'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: How Brave! New Comedy Sketch on Meeting a Friend at the Stage Door
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2016

Trey Gerrald (Orange is the New Black, 4th Man Out) has just unveiled a new sketch about the awkwardness of stage-dooring a friend's show. (more...)

Spark Movement Collective to Present ALICE IN WONDERLAND on 3/12 - 3/13
by Louisa Brady - Mar 5, 2016

Spark Movement Collective's newest production will be a modern-day interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, set to premiere in March. Breathing new life into this literary classic, Alice in Wonderland will follow Victorian-era Alice as she travels through the rabbit hole to find herself in present day New York City. As Alice encounters tourists, a sea of iPhones, tea drinking street vendors, and other curiosities, Spark examines how one person's perception of 'normal' may be weird and zany to another. The production will feature choreography by Artistic Director Chelsea Koenig featuring an eclectic array of music. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON !/21 - 125
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Below, check out quoatables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' - March 21 – March 25 (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MAMMA MIA! Coming to Jackson, 5/16
by Stage Tube - Mar 28, 2016

MAMMA MIA! comes to Jackson at the Jackson Theater THALIA MARA HALL, May 16, 2016.  Check out a preview of the show below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Bryce McDonald Comes Home to Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2016

Should you ask Bryce McDonald to point out the year of his life in which it was changed - irrevocably, but most certainly, for the better - chances are he would have difficulty in pinning down the most significant time in his life. He might select 1984, the year he first attended a show at Cumberland County Playhouse (it was Annie), or 1996 when he first stepped onto the CCP stage as a young man (in Oliver!) or it might be 1999, when he first began to train as a stage manager at the iconic Crossville theater (again, it was Annie) that has become 'home' for countless theater artists over the years. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Sofie Hagen
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 27, 2016

BWW speaks to comedian Sofie Hagen ahead of her 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show 'Shimmer Shatter'. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 26, 2016
by - Jun 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Roars Into Cadogan Hall
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

The Tiger Who Came to Tea roars into Chelsea this summer in the truly magical Olivier Award nominated West End production opening at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 6 August 2016 and running through to Sunday 4 September 2016. For tickets, call 020 7730 4500 or visit (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Set for Limited Summer Season at Cadogan Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The Tiger Who Came to Tea roars into Chelsea this summer in the truly magical Olivier Award nominated West End production opening at Cadogan Hall on Saturday 6 August 2016 and running through to Sunday 4 September 2016. (more...)

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Bonnie Brown Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Bonnie Brown Ring, one-third of one of Country Music's most enduring family groups as a member of The Browns, passed away on July 16th at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas following complications from lung cancer. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

AKRON, Ohio, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Accomplished educator and author Brett Tipton's ( newest book wrestles with a question that has tested the faith of many since the beginning of time: What is the purpose of pain, suffering and death? When his father was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in October 2013, this question became personal. With the goal of helping others who may be facing similar challenges, he has collected his thoughts and conclusions in 'How Could a Loving God Allow Dad to Get Cancer?', which is available now in paperback and Kindle editions from Amazon. (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

Elizabeth Berg to Launch Raue Center's 2016-17 'Artful Women' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce the 2016/2017 Season of Artful Women. (more...)

VIDEO: Comedian Jamie Lee Performs on LATE LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, comedian Jamie Lee shared 10 excuses to Say When your New Year's resolutions fail. Later, the comedian performed jokes about her dog and muscular fiance. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Hannah Love - Community vs. School Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Hannah Love - Jan 21, 2016

Growing up in a pretty big town in Georgia has had a lot of perks. One of them includes the amount of amazing school theatre programs we have in the area around us, and it's inspiring to see others working hard as you while balancing tedious hours of homework and studying and maybe even a job. Then there are also the community theatre productions, whether it is at the church down the street or at a cool studio you've heard so many people praising. Opportunity has always been available around me. Still, there's the question of what to do with my free time. Do I audition for the big school musical, or do I test the waters at a creative theater down the street with a director I've never worked with? Maybe you've had the same dilemma as a young, aspiring theatre nerd. Both have their advantages. It's up to the artist to decide. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016
by BWW - Jan 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on from 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016. (more...)

Music From The Roaring Twenties to Play PCPA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Theater Works presents The Best Things In Life Are Free, a tribute to Ray Henderson this Wednesday, February 10 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jane Austen's EMMA Comes to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company continues its season with Jane Austen's "Emma" by Jon Jory. This production is directed by Kelly Mengelkoch. This production features Cincinnati Shakespeare's Resident Ensemble members including Courtney Lucien and Jeremy Dubin. Sponsors for this productions are LPK and Graydon Head. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here! (more...)

BWW Review: Next Act's Riveting TWILIGHT Opens Milwaukee's Eyes, Hearts and Minds
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 3, 2016

Milwaukee's Next Act theater needs to be filled to overflowing and sold out each performance this winter for their new production: Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Artistic Director David Cecsarini co-directs the play with Jonathan Smoots in a compelling evening where 37 characters, individuals, appear on stage courtesy of a spectacular theatrical company  The six actors represent the diverse human milieu affected by the Rodney King beating, and then the subsequent looting and riots devastating Los Angeles in 1992.  (more...)

Aggregion is Launching a Universal Library System: Content Now Makes More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016


BWW Interview: Catching up with Kristen Beth Williams
by Caroline Sposto - Feb 11, 2016

The wildly popular musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder will be at The Memphis Orpheum February 9 - 14th. This daring, dark comedy hails from Roy Horniman's 1907 novel, Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal, told through the eyes of a man who bumps off the aristocrats standing in the way of his title. In 1949, the book was loosely adapted into the movie, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' which starred Dennis Price, Joan Greenwood, Valerie Hobson, and Alec Guinness. In 2014, Robert Freedman and Steven Lutvak set the story to music. It has been nabbing awards and slaying audiences ever since. (more...)

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Coming to Her Majesty's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The tea-guzzling Tiger pounces into Adelaide at Her Majesty's Theatre from 22 - 24 January. THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA is a musical play adapted and directed by David Wood. This truly magical production is based on Judith Kerr's best-selling children's book. (more...)

TeamViewer Finalizes TeamViewer 11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015


Raue Center's Artful Women Finds Inspiration with Elizabeth Berg
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Raue Center's Artful Women is excited to welcome celebrated author, Elizabeth Berg, with "The Story Behind the Stories: Finding Inspiration" at 3 p.m. on August 28, 2016. The New York Times best-selling author will share personal stories that served as inspiration for her award-winning novels and take questions from the audience. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lewis Griffiths On Playing Johnny In DIRTY DANCING
by Marianka Swain - Aug 3, 2016

Lewis Griffiths' numerous credits include tours of Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde and Ghost - The Musical and Priscilla Queen of the Desert in the West End. He's now taking on the iconic role of Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing, which begins a UK tour from this month. (more...)

Acclaimed Eagles Tribute Band, EagleMania, to Perform at SOPAC September 17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Acclaimed Eagles tribute band, EagleMania, will return to the SOPAC stage September 17 at 8:00 p.m. The veteran musicians that comprise EagleMania have made a name for themselves throughout the East Coast by dedicating themselves to faithfully reproducing the iconic sound of the Eagles. (more...)

Interview with a Vampire... Meet East Lynne Theater's DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Count Dracula must leave Transylvania for England, where, as he says, there are more "opportunities." (more...)

forge by Xura gets real: Team wins Best Social Integration Award at Real Time Web Solutions Conference for its RTC features used in new social fitness app, Weqool
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016


forge by Xura gets real: Team wins Best Social Integration Award at Real Time Web Solutions Conference for its RTC features used in new social fitness app, Weqool
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016


by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Marie Spaulding, an in-home care provider, mother, grandmother, volunteer, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'How To Be An In Home Care Provider For The Disabled & Elderly': an enlightening work based on the author's years of experience in the personal care field. (more...)

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Backstage with Richard Ridge
Back to Falsettoland w/ OBC - Passing the Torch
Backstage Bite
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Turning the Tables
Randy Rainbow w/ FIDDLER Cast
  Chewing the Scenery with Randy Rainbow
SPAMILTON Takes Over at Broadway Sessions!