Broadway AM Report, 6/30/2016 - Vineyard Luncheon, Idina on THE TALK and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 30, 2016
Today's big news: Colman Domingo hosts today's Emerging Artists Luncheon at the Vineyard, and Idina Menzel co-hosts on THE TALK! (more...)
BWW Review: A Wondrous New World Washes Ashore in CCTC's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Kristen Morale - Jun 29, 2016
The Cape Cod Theatre Company (CCTC), home of the Harwich Junior Theatre, is now celebrating its 65th season with a beautiful rendition of Disney's The Little Mermaid. Based on Anderson's story and the original Disney film produced by Howard Ashman and John Musker, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright and hereby directed/choreographed by the incredibly gifted Ethan Paulini, CCTC's production of The Little Mermaid is really quite a wonderful collection of profound moments of storytelling. (more...)
World Premiere of AND STILL YOU MUST SWING to Premiere at Jacob's Pillow Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016
Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents the world premiere engagement of And Still You Must Swing with three of the world's most celebrated tap dance luminariesÂ—Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Jason Samuels Smith, and Derick K. GrantÂ—JulyÂ Â Â 6-10 in the intimate Doris Duke Theatre. The program embraces masterful technique, musicality, and improvisation including a live onstage band and a star-studded cast with critically-acclaimed guest artist and 2016 Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Camille A. Brown. (more...)
BWW Review: OYE MI CANTO a Thrilling Show for GMCLA
by Don Grigware - Jun 29, 2016
GMCLA never disappoints. Their summer concertÂ Oye Mi Canto, which took place at the Alex Theatre Saturday June 25 and Sunday June 26 featured the small Gay Men's Chorus of CubaÂ Mano a ManoÂ whose singing skill and artistry blew the roof off the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Combined with GMCLA, the Latin sounds were rhythmic to the point of heart-pounding and oh so moving in every way. This is the first time the five men chorus have performed outside of Cuba on tour, and their very presence with GMCLA shows the mission of Gay Men's Choruses everywhere to come together in unity to champion the causes of gay men worldwide, especially in light of the horrific Orlando, Florida massacre two weeks ago. It's hard to beat Latino rhythms. They pull you in and make you move and groove to the (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 6/29/2016 - EUGENIUS! in London and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 29, 2016
Today's big news: Warwick Davis and more lead EUGENIUS!Â in London tonight, and Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR hits the recording studio! (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 6/28/2016 - WAR PAINT, Barbara Cook and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 28, 2016
Today's big news: WAR PAINT, starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole,Â begins tonight at the Goodman, THE ROSE TATTOO with Marisa TomeiÂ starts in Williamstown and more! (more...)
BWW Blog: Casey Hebbel - Opening Weekend of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under the Stars'
by Guest Blogger: Casey Hebbel - Jun 24, 2016
Broadway AM Report, 6/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR and THE KING AND I Close and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 24, 2016
This weekend's big news: Goodspeed's starry new take on BYE BYE BIRDIE begins tonight, plus it's your last chance to see Broadway'sÂ BRIGHT STAR and THE KING AND I before they close Sunday! (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 6/23/2016 - The Rockettes' NEW YORK SPECTACULAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016
Today's big news: The Rockettes celebrate the grand opening of their NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City! (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 6/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Cyndi Lauper and Meryl Streep!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 22, 2016
Today's big news: It's Cyndi Lauper AND Meryl Streep's birthday! (more...)
Revolabs Premium Conference Phone Fully Interoperable with Chrome Devices for Meetings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016
Broadway AM Report, 6/21/2016 - Broadway Supports Orlando and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 21, 2016
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:Â Broadway's best will performÂ on NBC's MAYA & MARTYÂ to support Orlando'sÂ LGBT community! (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 6/20/2016 - Elly Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 20, 2016
Today's big news: TheÂ 6th annual Elly Awards luncheon will honor HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo and more! (more...)
Arlene Phillips Helms New British Rock Musical 27 at Cockpit Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 20, 2016
Director/choreographer Arlene Phillips is to helm the world premiere of new British rock musical, written and co-directed by Sam Cassidy. The show runs 8 September-22 October at London's Cockpit Theatre, with press night on 12 September. (more...)
BWW Review: MARY POPPINS takes flight at Midtown Arts Center
by Felicia Tassone - Jul 8, 2016
As many of you might know, it is always a 'Jolly Holiday' with Mary. Poppins that is. This Practically Perfect Nanny first burst on the scene in 1934, in the children's books written by P.L. Travers. In 1964, the beloved Disney movie starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke was released. This is where most of us fell in love with Mary Poppins. Mary was once again transformed in 2004, when she was brought to life on stage in London's West End. While not especially faithful to the movie, the show morphs into a crafty Broadway musical. As with many Disney adaptations, new songs have been added, and you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the iconic Sherman Brothers tunes and those penned by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. They fit flawlessly, and the up-tempo 'Anything Can Happen' is as good as anything from the film. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/8/2016 - CHERRY ORCHARD, Brian Dennehy and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 8, 2016
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)
BWW Interview: Choreographer Al Blackstone Talks FREDDIE FALLS IN LOVE for the Fire Island Dance Festival
by Bob Rizzo - Jul 7, 2016
Popular choreographer Al Blackstone, known for his Broadway style routines on So You Think You Can Dance, is excited to be returning for his third season at the Fire Island Dance Festival. Blackstone will be presenting an excerpt from his new work, Freddie Falls In Love, which recently had its premiere at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City. The show was also a benefit performance for DRA and Blackstone figured it would be a perfect fit for this year's festival. (more...)
BWW Review: Rivertown's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Succeeds... Without Really Trying!
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jul 7, 2016
Ok, so maybe the title of this article is only halfway true. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts ended a successful run of the musical comedy HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING successfully... except it's obvious they tried really hard. And the hard work paid off! (more...)
Cinedigm Acquires North American Home Entertainment Rights to THE ULTIMATE GIFT Movie Series
by Movies News Desk - Jul 6, 2016
Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired North American home entertainment rights to THE ULTIMATE GIFT movie series, which includes THE ULTIMATE GIFT (2006), THE ULTIMATE LIFE (2013) and the third and most recent entry, THE ULTIMATE LEGACY (2017). (more...)
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Announces Full Cast - Simon Green, Andre Torquato, Bryan Buscher-West and More; Oct. 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016
Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and Nullabor Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for the New Zealand production of the international smash hitÂ PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, THE MUSICALÂ opening on Friday, 14 October 2016 at The Civic in Auckland. (more...)
BWW Review: Fresh-Faced Fitness - MAXINUTRITION CYCLONE
by Michael Goodacre - Jul 5, 2016
This will be my first ever product review, and to be honest I don't think it will be a regular feature as I tend to be relatively set in my ways regarding the products I buy. If anyone reading this happens to want to send me some samples though, don't let my opening put you off though! I've been aware of MaxiMuscle, now MaxiNutrition, since before I started training, so a big shout out goes to their marketing team (or marketing budget). However, their prices have always been a bit offputting, at around ÂŁ30 per kilo for any of their protein products. (more...)
BWW Interview: KATIE MILLIGAN Displays Great Diversity
by Marietta Lunceford - Jul 3, 2016
There are those people that just get your attention when they are on stage. Katie Milligan has done that every time I have seen her perform. (more...)
Kyle Selig, Ron Bohmer, Kerry O'Malley and More to Look to the Stars in OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY, which will blast off the Globe's 2016-2017 Season with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/29/2016 - CATS Returns, Jenna Ushkowitz Joins WAITRESS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 29, 2016
This weekend's big news: CATS claws its way back to Broadway on Sunday,Â GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz joins Broadway's WAITRESS tonight, and GHOST QUARTET plays in concert in Brooklyn today! (more...)
Second Star Theatre Debuts in South Bend with THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016
SecondÂ StarÂ TheaterÂ will present the Jason Robert Brown musical, "The Last Five Years," Â starring Justin Williams and Alyssa Atkinson. When: OpeningÂ Thursday, August 18thÂ @Â 8:00Â p.m.with shows runningÂ Friday, August 19th at 8:00 p.mÂ and a matineeÂ Sunday, August 21st at 2:00 p.m. (more...)
THE ILLUSIONISTS - Live from Broadway, Comes to New Orleans this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016
On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show,Â THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, will arrive in New OrleansÂ Oct. 25 - 30, 2016, at the Saenger Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. Tickets forÂ THE ILLUSIONISTSÂ will go on saleÂ Friday, Aug. 5, 2016,Â atÂ 10 a.m.Â Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association,Â THE ILLUSIONISTSÂ is part of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.Â (more...)
THE ILLUSIONISTS to Launch Broadway in Orlando Series; Tickets on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016
On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live from Broadway will play the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in the Walt Disney Theater from October 4 - 9, 2016 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/28/2016 - ENGAGEMENTS, QUIETLY, Darlene Love & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 28, 2016
Today's big news: ENGAGEMENTS opens at Second Stage Uptown, QUIETLY officially bows at Irish Rep, Darlene Love joins TRIP OF LOVE Off-Broadway, and BROADWAY AT BRYANT PARK continues with GREAT COMET's Denee Benton and more! (more...)
Acrobats, Broadway's FUN HOME, Jazz Greats and More Slated for Kimmel Center's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces programming for the 2016-17 season featuring internationally-acclaimed superstars in rock, dance, comedy, and jazz; family shows as part of the Family Discovery Series, returning favorites, the best of touring Broadway, and more! (more...)
EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Knightmare Live
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2016
BWW speaks to the creators of Knightmare Live: The Game Has Changed ahead of its run at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)
Broadwaysted Drinks Cabernet in Sippy Cups with PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis
by Broadwaysted - Jul 26, 2016
Eyes on the center ring for this week's episode of Broadwaysted with The Leading Lady of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR-Ruby Lewis! Ruby pours some cabernet into her show sippy cup and spills about her 10-hour trip to Vegas, her journey with PARAMOUR from inception to Broadway, and her stressful childhood experience warming up for the Petite Miss Dance of America Competition. We play 'Dirty Hands on a Hardbody' and a new game called 'Is that a Cirque Title?' before we have a great round of Lights of Broadway Showcards Against Humanity (with a big shout out to Sydney Lucas!). (more...)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 Coming to Netflix; New Cast Announced
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016
The new season of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 will be available exclusively on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. (more...)
TRANSFORMERS THE MOVIE 30th Anniversary Edition Arrives This September
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2016
Experience the enormously popular animated feature The TRANSFORMERS Â– THE MOVIE like never before! In celebration of the film's 30th anniversary, The TRANSFORMERS Â– THE MOVIE has been meticulously restored and remastered (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/22/2016 - Happy Birthday, Alan Menken!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 22, 2016
Today's big news: The newÂ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST movie previews tonight on Disney Channel, andÂ SUMMER SHORTS 2016 kicks off at 59E59 today!Â (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- NYMF Edition with Josh Davis
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016
In this week's edition, we caught up with Josh Davis, who stars in the new musical THE GOLD, playing at NYMF August 1-6. (more...)
Broadway's LION KING, ALADDIN and More to Offer Autism Friendly Performances This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016
Theatre Development Fund (TDF), the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, today announced their sixth season of autism-friendly performances presented through its Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI) for 2016-17.Â (more...)
BWW Review: Holy Ogre! SHREK THE MUSICAL Is A Blast!
by Herbert Paine - Jul 20, 2016
Arizona Broadway Theatre's staging of SHREK THE MUSICAL exceeds expectations. Mace Archer has gone beyond the norm, directing something more than a lively and exhilarating show. He's fashioned a distinctive and incredibly intimate and engaging experience that speaks with authenticity to audience members young and older. Archer is aided and abetted in this theatrical coup by a gangbuster cast, featuring the awesome foursome of Jason Simon as the 'big stupid ugly ogre,' Liz Fallon as Fiona, Deonte Warren as Donkey, and David Brumfield as Lord Farquaad. (more...)
ELVIS & NIXON Among New Titles Coming to Amazon Video & Prime Video This August
by Movies News Desk - Jul 20, 2016
Below, check out a list of new titles arriving on Prime Video and Amazon Video in August, along with notable highlights from Amazon Channels. (more...)
BWW Blog: Naomi Melvin - Somebody's Eyes: Life in Double
by Guest Blogger: Naomi Melvin - Jul 20, 2016
Theatre in Toronto is moving and shaking. This city has a consistent flow of productions year-round, but the summer is a particularly exciting time to celebrate home-grown work. On June 27, the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards took place at the Harbourfront Centre. The ceremony recognizes Toronto-based creators in theatre, dance and opera spanning 48 categories. I had the honour of attending the awards on behalf of Randolph Academy and was reminded of how diverse, vibrant and hard-working our theatre community is. Many post-Dora commentators regarded Bruce Dow's outstanding job as host. His undeniable humour did not deter from socially charged commentary on the state of our community's compensation. Bruce also directed the audience's attention to the world stage, advising that artists must continue to unite globally in the wake of political events happening around the world. The breadth of work being created in this city is astounding. Repeatedly, I heard award recipients talk about persistence in this industry. Years and years of creative trial have led to works formally recognized. It is a profession worth its weight in blood, but worth every beautiful drop. I left the awards wanting to see more theatre, learn more about the veterans in the room and take a whole list of people out for coffee.Â (more...)
BWW Interview: Teresa Sanderson and LL West on Utah Rep's CABARET
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 20, 2016
Utah Repertory Theater Company will present the award-winning musical CABARET from August 26 to September 11, 2016 at the Sorenson Unity Center Black Box Theater. Master of Ceremonies Teresa Sanderson and director LL West took time out of their busy schedules to answer questions from BroadwayWorld about this new production. (more...)
eureka!' Organic Bread Announces National Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016
eureka! Organic Bread, makers of rich and flavorful organic bread, announced today the national launch of its six organic bread varieties that are full of taste and rich flavor. Since day one, eureka! Organic Bread has been passionate about baking rich, flavorful organic bread with high-quality ingredients that contains no artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or high fructose corn syrup and is USDA Organic, Vegan Certified and most recently Non-GMO Project Verified. (more...)
Oxygen to Premiere BAD GIRLS CLUB: SOCIAL DISRUPTION, 9/20
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2016
BGC looks to social media divas for its newest crop of Bad Girls as these insta-famous ladies move into the mansion on BAD GIRLS CLUB: SOCIAL DISRUPTION premiering Tuesday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT on Oxygen. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/15/2016 - Will Swenson in 'PIRATES', THE BODYGUARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 15, 2016
This weekend's big news: Will Swenson stars in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, beginning tonight at Barrington, THE BODYGUARD returns to London with Beverley Knight, and more! (more...)
Awestruck Orders Second Season of Hit Reality Series SNOOKI & JWOWW: MOMS WITH ATTITUDE
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2016
Awestruck, AwesomenessTV's network and lifestyle entertainment brand for millennial moms, announced today that Nicole Â“SnookiÂ” Polizzi and Jenni Â“JWOWWÂ” Farley are returning for a second season of their popular digital series, Snooki & JWOWW: Moms With Attitude. (more...)
Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016
Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)
ANIMAL HOUSE in HD this August at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016
It's time to grab your toga and return to Faber College for the wildest frat party ever when "National Lampoon's Animal House" joins the lineup of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies' TCM Big Screen Classics series. This special screening will take place on Wednesday, August 17 at 7 p.m. as part of the AAA Northeast at the Playhouse Live in HD Series, and includes specially produced commentary from a TCM host before and after the feature. For tickets ($10), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/13/2016 - Ektor Rivera, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 13, 2016
Today's big news: Ektor Rivera joins Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! this evening, The Muny's starry YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN begins,Â and SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS opens tonight off-Broadway! (more...)
The Wilma Theater, William Way LGBT Community, Philadelphia Fight and More Team Up to Provide Community Spaces for #PHILLY4PULSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016
On June 14, 2016, owners and representatives from some of the Philadelphia's most popular LGBTQ bars and clubs along with the William Way Community Center, announced a huge historic fundraiser, PHILLY4PULSE, to support victims of the recent attacks at Orlando's Pulse Nightclub. The community is producing a one night massive event for the victims and families of Pulse Nightclub on July 21, 2016. The William Way LGBT Community Center has released additional details about their portion of PHILLY4PULSE, as well as additional community partners. (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com for 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016
Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com from 7/3/2016 - 7/10/2016. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 7/1/2016 - It's Independence Day Weekend!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 1, 2016
This weekend's big news: It's the 4th of July this holiday weekend, and HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson is among the lineup for PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH, plus WAITRESS composer Sara Bareilles will perform onÂ NBC's 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS! (more...)