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The Canadian Premiere of the West End Hit Musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS Begins 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

David Mirvish, Michael Harrison, John Reid and Paul Elliott are delighted to present the Canadian premiere of the new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, based on the smash-hit film.  Performances begin Wednesday March 15 through April 23 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Media night is Wed March 22, 2017 (more...)

Sing Songs with the Cast of THE BODYGUARD at the Ed Mirvish Theater 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Everyone knows and loves the songs from THE BODYGUARD. A lot of people even sing them to themselves without even realizing it. The lyrics are simple, the melodies infectious and the ideas they express are emotional.  Why not celebrate the songs, familiarity and comfort with a large sing-a-long the show's most popular titles? (more...)

Trump Senior Advisor Kellyanne Conway Opens Up on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 3/5
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

President Donald Trump's senior advisor Kellyanne Conway talks with CBS SUNDAY MORNING about her work in the White House, Mr. Trump as a leader, her credibility and the impact her new job is having on her family, in an interview to be broadcast Sunday, March 5 (9:00 AM ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Reggie Lee to Be Honored at Annual Gala HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Playwrights' Arena, the only theater created and dedicated to producing new works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, will be marking its 25th Anniversary at their annual gala HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at Barnsdall Gallery Theater in Hollywood. (more...)

On The Road with Jonathan Hadley and THE BODYGUARD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 20, 2017

After some 2,200 performances as the legendary Bob Crewe in the Broadway company of Jersey Boys, Jonathan Hadley is more than happy - maybe even contented - to update his resume with the words "journeyman actor," as he adds the role of Sy Spector in The Bodyguard to the list of roles for which he is justifiably well-known. (more...)

Young Actors Revealed for Sydney Season of THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Producers Michael Harrison, David Ian and John Frost today announced the four young actors who will share the role of Fletcher, the son of the Rachel Marron character, during the Sydney season of the international award-winning hit musical THE BODYGUARD. The young actors are Rome Champion (10 years old, of Pyrmont), Tyrese Medina (8, Russell Lea), Chetachi Nwaogazi (10, Yagoona) and Joshua Scott (11, Carss Park). (more...)

The Bushnell Announces 2017-18 Broadway Series Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts announced today the productions that will make up its 2017-2018 Broadway Series season.  Beginning this summer, The Bushnell will bring seven exciting titles to Hartford as part of the Series, along with additional off-Series hits to round out a strong season lineup. (more...)

Shea's Announces Exciting 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2017-18 Broadway Series, featuring multiple Tony-Award® winning musicals, Broadway hits, and the FIRST NATIONAL TOUR of ON YOUR FEET LAUNCHING IN BUFFALO! (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Announces Student Rush for THE BODYGUARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Local college students looking for show-stopping deal are in for a treat as Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is offering a special $25 Student Rush Ticketfor the debut engagement of THE BODYGUARD, playing at Atlanta's Fox Theatre March 28 - April 2 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

Eccles Center Announces 2017- 2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tonight the curtain was raised on the Zions Bank 2017-2018 Broadway at the Eccles season which includes the long-anticipated Utah debut of Hamilton. (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...)

LOVE NEVER DIES Leads Broadway in Detroit's Upcoming Line Up, HAMILTON Scheduled for 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Broadway In Detroit will present six "S'Wonderful!" musicals for the 2017-18 Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season, sponsored by Chrysler, along with four extra blockbuster shows! As an extra bonus, 2017-18 Broadway In Detroit season ticket holders will have first access to Hamilton tickets when they renew their subscription for the 2018-19 series that will include Hamilton. Current Broadway. New Subscription sales will begin April 1, 2017. (more...)

Meryl Streep, Matt Damon & More Among Final Slate of OSCAR Presenters
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. (more...)

Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep and More Among Final Wave of Presenters for 89th OSCARS
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. (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...)

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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