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LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Month for THE BODYGUARD at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from January 17-22. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. (more...)

NYU to Award Scholarships to World's Best Young Hackers, Protectors, and Information Security Researchers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

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THE BODYGUARD Brisbane Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

One of Australia's finest vocalists and performers, Paulini, will play the leading role of Rachel Marron in the international award-winning hit musical. Australia first fell in love with Paulini and her impressive five octave range during the inaugural series of Australian Idol. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deborah Cox In THE BODYGUARD at Papermill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock, choreography by Karen Bruce and music direction by Matthew Smedal, starring Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) as Rachel Marron with Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger) as Frank Farmer, the bodyguard. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, November 23, 2016
by - Nov 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, November 23, 2016! (more...)

Nashville Health Care Council Panel Calls for Leadership, Accountability in Addressing Cyber Threats
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

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Tickets to THE BODYGUARD Go on Sale in Chicago This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for THE BODYGUARD go on sale to the public Friday, November 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Show Choir Welcomes THE BODYGUARD's Deborah Cox to Paper Mill with Whitney Houston Medley
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse just announced the addition of two Friday matinee performances to its run of THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL due to the show's popularity among ticket buyers. Below, watch Paper Mill's Broadway Show Choir welcome Deborah Cox and the company to Millburn, NJ, with a Whitney Houston medley! (more...)

THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, Adds Two Shows at Paper Mill Before Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., has announced the addition of two Friday matinee performances due to the show's popularity among ticket buyers. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse to Collect Coats for Needy NJ Families, Jersey Cares
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is joining JERSEY CARES as a collection site for new and gently used coats to benefit to at-risk men, women, children and infants in our area.  (more...)

Tickets for Broadway's THE BODYGUARD Starring Deborah Cox Go on Sale 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The New Orleans Theatre Association is delighted to announce the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Saenger Theatre from April 4 - 9, 2017 as part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season. (more...)

HAMILTON, LOVE NEVER DIES and More Slated for Broadway at The Paramount's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of superb entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a roster of shows that spans the ages, featuring familiar titles and brand new productions. Seattle Theatre Group is proud to announce the Broadway Musical, Hamilton, will play its premiere Seattle engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season.  (more...)

US National Tour of THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL to Play Columbus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

CAPA and Broadway in Columbus are is delighted to announce that the first US national tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Ohio Theatre February 14-19. Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron. (more...)

Kip Gamblin Announced to Lead THE BODYGUARD Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that Kip Gamblin will be playing the title role of The Bodyguard, Frank Farmer, in the Australian tour of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Kip is most known to Australian audiences for his roles in a wide range of television dramas including Home and Away, All Saints, Tricky Business, Dance Academy and most recently Neighbours. Kip later gained international acclaim for his performances in the BBC London's drama series Casualty where he spent two years working as a series regular. (more...)

Trump Tower Border War & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at metrofocus.org following the broadcast. (more...)

Len Cariou, Liz Callaway & More Featured on New Compilation Album 'These Are My Friends'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Golden Stage Records has released 'These Are My Friends', a compilation of Broadway songs and reminiscences from some of the theater's greatest TONY award-winning artists. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD at Atlanta's Fox Theatre On Sale 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at Atlanta's Fox Theatre from March 28 - April 2 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

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...)

New Casting Announced for A CLOCKWORK ORANGE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Action To The Word's award-winning all-male production of Anthony Burgess' A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones, will return to London following its acclaimed premiere in Edinburgh in 2011 and an international tour. A Clockwork Orange opens at Park Theatre on 14 February and plays until 18 March, with a press night on Thursday 16 February. (more...)

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague to Lead PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at The Marlowe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague star in Pride And Prejudice at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD Announces Digital Lottery at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce a $25 ticket lottery for The Bodyguard, which will play the Fox Cities P.A.C. from January 17-22.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE BODYGUARD US Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The U.S. National tour of the hit musical, THE BODYGUARD, launched on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis as part of Hennepin Theatre Trust's 2016-2017 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Casting Announced For Channel 4 Playwrights Scheme Bursary Winning New Play
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

"I want to be rich. I was always fighting against it, like it was a dirty secret or something. And now I've got it, I can have whatever I want. I don't have to worry about anything. I don't have to care about anything. I don't even have to pretend I care." (more...)

Houdini's Hidden Treasure From Czar Nicholas Goes on Auction
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

One of the legendary items that belonged to the world's most famous magician, Harry Houdini, will soon become the property of the highest bidder at the “Houdini Auction” on April 8 2017, hosted by the respected auction house of Potter & Potter - The Royal Crown Brooch.   (more...)

Broadway in Miami Announces Twelfth Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its 12th season of showcasing Broadway's greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami season includes two anticipated South Florida premieres - ON YOUR FEET! (October 5 - 15, 2017), kicking off its first national tour at the Arsht Center, and THE BODYGUARD (April 3 - 8, 2018). (more...)

Broadway San Jose presents THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARDwill play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) from April 25-30, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Andrew Rannells Answers 'Shady' Theater Questions on 'HEDWIG', HAMILTON & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Little Shady Frannie was in the Clubhouse to ask guest Andrew Rannells some shady theatre questions about HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, HAMILTON and his GIRLS cast mates. (more...)

Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Joining the previously announced David Tennant who plays the title role, Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis are Theo Barklem-Biggs (Pete), Mark Ebulue (Aloysius), Mark Extance (ensemble), David Jonsson (Col), Dominique Moore (Lottie), Emma Naomi (ensemble), Alice Orr-Ewing (Mattie and Ruby), Himesh Patel (Vagabond), Adrian Richards (ensemble), William Spray (ensemble), Danielle Vitalis (Elvira) and Eleanor Wyld (Dalia) who complete the cast for Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho. (more...)

DRUMLINE LIVE WORLD TOUR Comes to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

DRUMLine Live comes to Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 at       7:30 p.m.  Tickets are available now at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at           (800) 228-9858 or (269) 387-2300 and online at www.millerauditorium.com. (more...)

NADA New York Announces Partnership With Kickstarter, 3/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) is proud to present a partnership with Kickstarter for the 6th edition of NADA New York, which will take place March 2-5 at Skylight Clarkson North (572 Washington St). Kickstarter will serve as the lead partner for NADA Presents, an interdisciplinary program of performances and conversations from exhibitors, artists, and cultural partners. This will be the program's third year. (more...)

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY on Digital HD March 24th and Blu-ray April 4th
by Movies News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Announced today on The Star Wars Show and StarWars.com, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” will be coming home on Digital HD on March 24th and Blu-ray on April 4th.  This news comes on the heels of the start of production announcement of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story.  “Rogue One” has established its place within the Star Wars universe and the hearts of moviegoers, becoming the seventh highest-grossing film of all time in the U.S.  (more...)

WICKED, LES MISERABLES, THE BODYGUARD and More Part of Broadway Grand Rapids this Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Broadway Grand Rapids next season begins with Broadway's biggest blockbuster WICKED, the untold story of the Witches of Oz on stage for an unprecedented 3 weeks at DeVos Performance Hall.  One of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history, LES MISERABLES returns in November.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE BODYGUARD in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced that the Melbourne season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at the Regent Theatre from 24 August. The 2017 Australian tour of THE BODYGUARD will commence at the Sydney Lyric Theatre on 21 April, before playing at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 19 July, then moving to the Regent Theatre, Melbourne. (more...)

BWW Review: You'll Wanna Feel the Heat of THE BODYGUARD at the Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 15, 2017

Love was in the air when a packed house celebrated Valentine's Day on opening night of THE BODYGUARD at the Ohio Theatre. Starting out with a bang (literally), Deborah Cox dominated the stage with her powerhouse voice and stunning presence as 'Rachel Marron', originally played by the late Whitney Houston in the feature film of the same name. But instead of embodying the fictional character Rachel Marron, this superstar channeled every nuance of legendary Whitney Houston in what felt more like a tribute concert to the late, great diva. In fact, it felt more like an actual concert by Whitney herself -- So much so, that during one of her climactic moments, someone in the audience even shouted, 'Whitney's in the house!' (more...)

National Tour of LES MISERABLES to Launch This Fall in Providence; PPAC Sets 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), is pleased to announce PPAC's 2017/2018 Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. The National Tour Launch of LES MISERABLES opens PPAC's 40th Anniversary Broadway Season in September and is part of the Encore Series. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON, FINDING NEVERLAND, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Headed to Kravis Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce Kravis On Broadway's 10th Anniversary Season, which will present seven smash hits from the Great White Way, including several multiple Tony Award winners. (more...)

Amazon Announces Best-Selling Books of 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

(NASDAQ:AMZN) - Amazon today announced its best-selling books of 2016, best-selling Kids & Teens books of 2016, as well as the Most Gifted and Most Wished For books of the year-just in time for holiday gifting. The best-selling book of the year is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2, Special Rehearsal Edition Script by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany followed by When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is also the best-selling book in the Kids & Teens category and Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11: Double Down by Jeff Kinney is number two. Rowling's bestseller also tops the lists for both the Most Gifted and Most Wished For book of the year, confirming that Harry Potter continues to be a favorite for readers across genres. The best-selling book lists are first editions published in 2016 comprising both print and Kindle purchases. To see the full top 100 list of Amazon's best-selling print and Kindle books of 2016, visit www.amazon.com/bestsellingbooks2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dionne Warwick Stops by THE BODYGUARD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2016

Dionne Warwick stopped by to visit the cast of THE BODYGUARD at the Paper Mill Playhouse opening. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: The BODYGUARD at Paper Mill Playhouse is Thrilling
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 6, 2016

See 'The Bodyguard' now though January 1st at Paper Mill Playhouse. Based on the hit 1992 movie, this thrilling production is directed by Thea Sharrock, choreographed by Karen Bruce and features an all-star cast that includes Grammy Award noninee, Deborah Cox. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of THE BODYGUARD Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Deborah Cox & More in THE BODYGUARD!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 5, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock, choreography by Karen Bruce and music direction by Matthew Smedal, starring Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) as Rachel Marron with Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger) as Frank Farmer, the bodyguard.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Last Chance to See THE BODYGUARD in the West End at the Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The international hit musical The Bodyguard starring Beverley Knight reprising the role of Oscar-nominated superstar Rachel Marronopposite Ben Richards as Frank Farmer, Marron's bodyguard, will complete its run at the Dominion Theatre on 7 January 2017 as previously announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE BODYGUARD Takes Opening Night Bows at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 5, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse, in association with Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book by Alexander Dinelaris, direction by Thea Sharrock, choreography by Karen Bruce and music direction by Matthew Smedal, starring Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox (Jekyll & Hyde) as Rachel Marron with Judson Mills (Walker, Texas Ranger) as Frank Farmer, the bodyguard. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Tom Cruise Stars in New Action Adventure THE MUMMY
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Tom Cruise stars in Alex Kurzman's action adventure THE MUMMY, hitting theaters this June. The cast also includes Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance  and Oscar winner Russell Crowe. (more...)

Live Nation Expands to Australia with Acquisition of SECRET SOUNDS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.(NYSE: LYV) today announced that it has acquired 51% in Secret Sounds Group, the Australian company led by Jessica Ducrou and Paul Piticco, which owns and produces two of Australia's leading festivals: Splendour in the Grass (located in Byron Bay New South Wales) and Falls Music & Arts Festival (located in Byron Bay, Lorne Victoria, Marion Bay Tasmania and Fremantle Western Australia).  (more...)

Prinnie Stevens Joins THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

Producers John Frost, Michael Harrison and David Ian today announced that one of Australia's most exciting triple threat performers, Prinnie Stevens, will be joining the cast of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Prinnie will play the role of Nicki Marron, the sister of Rachel Marron, played by Paulini, in the 2017 Australian tour. Prinnie has appeared in such musicals as Rent, Thriller Live and Oh, What A Night! for which she was nominated for a Helpmann Award, and is best known to television audiences as a finalist on The Voice. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD THE MUSICAL to Come to the Fox Theatre: Tickets on Sale 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is delighted to announce that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD will play at Atlanta's Fox Theatre from March 28 - April 2 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

THE BODYGUARD to Arrive at Fox Cities P.A.C. This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will welcome the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. The show will play Fox Cities P.A.C. from January 17-22.  (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION's Renaissance Man/Alchemist Benjamin Scheuer Roars
by Gil Kaan - Dec 19, 2016

Singer/songwriter Benjamin Scheuer has been sharing his most recent creation - his autobiographical, one-man show THE LION playing in various cities in the US (and the UK) the last two-plus years. Benjamin will be completing his current tour with his Los Angeles premiere performances at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

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