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WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/2015 - Tim Minchin Hits 40 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 2015

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: It's MATILDA composer/lyricist Tim Minchin's 40th birthday! Tweet him your best wishes @timminchin! (more...)

John Lahr Talks New Book 'JOY RIDE' at Theatre for a New Audience Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, will talk about his newest book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows (W. W. Norton: September 21, 2015), a collection of some of his most popular and engaging New Yorker pieces, which puts the plays on Mr. Lahr's watch in the context of the lives of the artists who created them. Lahr will speak tonight, October 7, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

Kevin Hart And Rally Health To Host Health Fair At The Dallas Farmers Market To Promote Healthy Habits
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015


Sarah Ruhl to Join John Lahr in Conversation at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for a New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room). Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak today, October 7, at 7:00pm at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place.  (more...)

Travel Channel to Premiere New Original Series 50/50, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2015

'50/50' is an action-packed, 50-hour getaway worth $50,000 that starts when two Travel Channel hosts find unsuspecting people on the street and ask a simple question -- can you leave right now? (more...)

Melissa Manchester, Tamara Tunie, Lena Hall Coming Up This Nov at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This November, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 10/3/2015
by - Oct 3, 2015's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 10/3/2015. (more...)

Music and Young Americans Help Orphaned Refugees Integrate Into German Schools
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015


Bitcoin Alternative NXT Announces Coordinated Marketing Project Codenamed 'Project Tennessee'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015


Detox to Rehab Debuts New Addiction Recovery Website
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015


ProductionPro Unveils First Visual Platform for Complete Show Development and Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015


Liz Robertson to Bring SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

British actress Liz Robertson is making her Manhattan cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below on Wednesday, November 18th at 9:30pm. Her show is called SONGS FROM MY TRUNK, which she brought over after performing it at London's Crazy Coqs. She will be accompanied by Mark Janas. A special treat will be a guest appearance by Broadway legend Len Cariou who not only co-starrred with her in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER, but was also the original 'Sweeney Todd' on Broadway. (more...)

New Historical Novel, UPROOTING THE KINGDOM is Released
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Eliezer, a farmer and traveling merchant in ancient Galilee, is a devout Pharisee and widower. He must care for his two children, Miriam and Yaaqov, in a time when his country is being changed by a man named Jesus. As neighbors of the mysterious man, Eliezer, his family and their friends will face trials and tribulations that will make them question the path of their lives and the role God plays in them. (more...)

BWW Review: 39 Reasons to See THE 39 STEPS at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Nov 27, 2015

Phenomenal tech work and fine performances combine in this hilarious take of the Hitchcock classic. (more...)

ChatGame Avatars - A New Blast in Video Calling Technology
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015


BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY Reminds Us That No Party Lasts Forever
by Frank Benge - Nov 23, 2015

THE WILD PARTY is a musical with a book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe and music and lyrics by LaChiusa. Based on the 1928 Joseph Moncure March poem of the same name, the show is about the masks that people wear culturally and the removal of those masks over the course of a party. The 2000 Broadway production was originally presented as a series of vaudeville sketches, with signs at the beginning and the end that announced the next scene with a show card propped on an easel at the side of the stage. In this UT Department of Theatre and Dance production, that device has been abandoned. The piece, in this incarnation, uses a vaudeville straw hat act to bookend the production at open and close. The remainder of the show, for the most part, is the actual party and I found the device to be most effective putting more heart into the piece than the original concept did. (more...)

BWW Interview:'s Carmel 'Cece' Carson
by Mark C. Lloyd - Nov 23, 2015

BWW Interviews:'s Carmel 'Cece' Carson (more...)

by Don Grigware - Nov 2, 2015

On December 12 singer Frank Sinatra Jr. will perform a 100th Birthday Celebration of his father Frank Sinatra's music at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills at 9 pm. In our talk he describes the concert in detail. He also talks about his mentors and what music he prefers to listen to nowadays. When and how did this celebration concert come about? When Frank Sinatra died back in 1998 I engineered a celebrational show which I intended to run for eighteen months to two years, to celebrate his life and his career. The show at that time was called Sinatra Sings Sinatra. As it turned out, the audiences and the people who hired our program wanted very much to keep Sinatra Sings Sinatra going long after two years had passed. By now we were getting close to going into the 21st century, and it has been so ever since. Now we come to December the 12th forthcoming here which will have been his 100th birthday. OK! Two years ago I discussed with my family and the people that we work with the importance of organizing a special series of events to commemorate his 100th year. I was wondering whether or not  this was a little bit of overkill at the time, but I have been told such things happen for people like Duke Wayne, Bing Crosby and people of that situation that they have these big festivals, recapitulations, tributes, you name it. In 2013 I started writing a show for the end of 2015. That show debuted in May this year. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ashley Brown of THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle West - Nov 2, 2015

Ashley Brown is no stranger to the stage, having originated the role of MARY POPPINS in New York City after making her Broadway debut in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST a few years earlier. Ashley is also no stranger to Dallas, as she is returning to town after recently being here for an engagement with the Dallas Symphony, not to mention a visit to Music Hall at Fair Park with the MARY POPPINS national tour several years ago. In addition, Ashley is not quite a stranger to me, as we have a quirky New York connection! Almost a decade ago, I briefly held a management position at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, where I'd leave Ashley a case of water in her dressing room weekly. I recently had the chance to catch up on Ashley's new adventure in THE SOUND OF MUSIC playing a role she wasn't sure she was ready for! Check out our conversation below. (more...)

Randy Houser's 'We Went Tour' Stops at The Morris Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

With his inimitably 'rich, purling baritone' (The Washington Post) Randy Houser has earned a reputation as 'one of Nashville's best voices around' (American Songwriter), but those who have experienced his show for themselves know that Houser's true strength is in his live performance. The chart-topping singer/songwriter, who is nominate for a 2015 CMA Award, and his band have logged thousands of miles on the road, and this fall they will set out for Houser's We Went Tour, playing arenas across the country accompanied by hitmakers Frankie Ballard and Craig Campbell - including MORRIS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER in SOUTH BEND, IN TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 19, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Liz Robertson Brings SONGS FROM MY TRUNK to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

British actress Liz Robertson is making her Manhattan cabaret debut at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, November 18th at 9:30pm. Her show is called SONGS FROM MY TRUNK, which she brought over after performing it at London's Crazy Coqs. She will be accompanied by Mark Janas. A special treat will be a guest appearance by Broadway legend Len Cariou who not only co-starrred with her in DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER, but was also the original 'Sweeney Todd' on Broadway. (more...)

Julia Murney, Andrea Burns & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for November 16-22, Featuring Adam Pascal, Julia Murney, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 15, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Liz Robertson: Songs From My Trunk; Julia Murney at 54 Below; Sally Ann Triplett at 54 Below; Feminine Persuasion: Ann Hampton Callaway Celebrates Women Songwriters; and Adam Pascal at 54 Below.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Chris Mann Aligns the Stars with 'Constellation'
by Tory Gates - May 6, 2016

Watchers of The Voice will certainly recognize Chris Mann; his run through Season 2, not to mention the show-stopping duet of 'The Prayer' with Christina Aguilera is merely one facet of a professional who turns his vocal skill to projects with almost deceptive ease. (more...)

CATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For Choreography
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

She became a major star with her choreography for the original production of CATS, and will be on hand as an associate for the upcoming Broadway revival. (more...)

Gerda Blokhuis Vandenhaak Pens GEERTJE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Author Gerda Blokhuis Vandenhaak's autobiographical account of World War II, 'Geertje: War Seen through the Eyes of a Child as an Adult' (published by iUniverse) portrays the hunger and fear she felt throughout the World War II in the Netherlands and memories of her father's blank expression when she visited him in a concentration camp. (more...)

Puppet Takeover at 32nd HELEN HAYES AWARDS
by Roger Catlin - May 24, 2016

Constellation Theatre's adult puppet musical Avenue Q swept the 32nd annual Helen Hayes Awards honoring professional theater in Washington, D.C., on Monday with seven awards including outstanding musical. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & A Plug with DON QUIXOTE's Jason Ballweber
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 16, 2016

Jason Ballweber and his Four Humors theatre company devises new works based on old stories; in this case, DON QUIXOTE. Catch their interpretation of the classic with projections and puppets and unique brand of storytelling through May 22, 2016, in the Guthrie's Dowling Studio. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Author Jerry D. Walker creates a truly inspiring read in 'One Mans Spiritual Journey' (published by AuthorHouse). In this beautifully written book of faith the author shows how God influenced him to lead a truly meaningful life. (more...)

Mustang Sally and Don Rashke Shares ADVENTURES OF MUSTANG SALLY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

If pets could talk, what would they say? Would they recount your good times together or remind you of what could have been? (more...)

Greendale Community Theatre to Stage Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Greendale Community Theatre (GCT) invites you to become 'part of their world' as it presents the Milwaukee area premier of Disney's The Little Mermaid. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its unforgettably singable songs like 'Under the Sea,' 'Kiss the Girl,' and of course, 'Part of Your World.' (more...)

Top 10 Finalists Selected Through Nationwide Search for 52nd Miss USA Contestant
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

The nationwide search for a 52nd contestant to join this year's MISS USA® competition has been narrowed down to 10 deserving women who are all one step closer to competing for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of becoming Miss USA. (more...)

AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins Launches DISRUPT AGING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ AARP today announced the forthcoming release of Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, the debut book from AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. The book is available for pre-order now. (more...)

TLC Announces New & Returning Programming at 2016 Upfront
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

TLC has been a top 10 ad–supported cable network in Prime with W25-54 for a decade, and closed out 2015 with 26 series reaching more than 1 million viewers, and eight new shows renewed for a second season. (more...)

5 Reasons to Make Apples Your Valentine This Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Move over, Cupid, the U.S. Apple Association (USApple) has found the perfect Valentine: Apples. February is American Heart Month, and USApple is reminding people that eating apples can be one of the most convenient and accessible ways to fight many of the factors that contribute to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. (more...)

Django Coffee Co: Speciality Roasters
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

LIVERPOOL, England, January 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW Interview: Aidan Lang and Seattle Opera Form a Perfect 'Marriage' - Part 2
by Erica Miner - Jan 12, 2016

You can almost take any two characters in a room and there's a story line between them (more...)

LOW CUT HIGH TOPS Reveals 'Let's Runaway' Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Seattle's Low Cut High Tops is the identity of 23-year-old musician and art school dropout, David Burns, who is set to release his debut album Eh, Whatever this Friday. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/27/16- Debra Monk
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2016

Happy Birthday, Debra Monk! The Tony Award winner made her Broadway debut in PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES in 1982. Her Broadway credits include PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, PRELUDE TO A KISS, NICK & NORA, REDWOOD CURTAIN, PICNIC, COMPANY, CHICAGO, STEAL PIER, AH, WILDERNESS!, THOU SHALT NOT, RECKLESS, CHILDREN AND ART, and CURTAINS. Monk won the Tony Award in 1993 for REDWOOD CURTAIN and was nominated for Tony Awards in 1997 and 2007 for both STEEL PIER and CURTAINS. (more...)

Finalists in 13 Categories Announced for 19th Annual SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016


BWW Interview: Motivational Speaker Kyle Cease Uses Comedy to Transform Ideals and Bring His Event to a New York Stage
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 19, 2016

Kyle Cease is a keynote speaker, transforming audiences through his unique blend of comedy and transformation, who has racked up millions of views on both Youtube and Facebook with his inspirational teachings. Following his 2 day seminar in Los Angeles, Kyle has brought his event, EVOLVING OUT LOUD to New York City at the New World Stages. While preparing for his show, Broadway World had the opportunity to talk to Kyle about his ideals and taking his event to brand new audiences. (more...)

BWW Interview: SPRING AWAKENING's Alex Wyse Talks 'An Autocorrect Nightmare' & More
by Kali Wright - Dec 28, 2015

The current revival of SPRING AWAKENING by Deaf West Theatre has made its one year journey from a small theatre, to the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts, and is now on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The year long experience has united the cast and their deep chemistry is apparent- both on and off the stage. Just one aspect that makes the show so magical is the coming together of the Deaf and hearing theatrical communities, and their endless creativity can be seen in everything they do. One recent example is the hilarious video An Autocorrect Nightmare directed, written, and produced by cast member, Alex Wyse. (more...)

Ellee Ven Featuring Prodéje Releases Music Video, 'You Me Us Oui'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2015

Hot Sauce Records recording artist ellee ven released her newest video 'You Me Us Oui' featuring rapper Prodéje, this month. Click here to watch the music video. Directed by David Donihue (who has done videos for underground sensation John Dahlback and Bang Bang Brokers among others) and featuring a driving, uptempo beat and chunky, funky guitars, 'You Me Us Oui' showcases ellee ven's haunting French/English vocals that play off Prodéje's husky, assertive rapping - very reminiscent of Blondie's 1981 ground-breaking song, 'Rapture'. (more...)

Personal Capital Launches eBook: A BETTER FINANCIAL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Personal Capital, the leading online financial advisory firm, today released its first eBook, A Better Financial Life. Written by Craig A. Birk, executive vice president of portfolio management and a certified financial planner at Personal Capital, the book is a guide to managing money in the digital age. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Animal Trainer Bill Berloni Is Getting Toto in Top Shape for THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld was on set earlier this month as the company was readying for the big night and we checked in with animal trainer BIll Berloni, who is working with Toto (played by Scooter), to find out how rehearsals have been going so far. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Review: AN IRISH CAROL Warms at Keegan Theatre
by Emma Kouguell - Dec 15, 2015

This holiday season, Dublin, Ireland has its own 'Scrooge' to reform on a windy Christmas Eve in the Keegan Theatre's beloved holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL. Written by Matthew J Keenan and directed by Mark A. Rhea, AN IRISH CAROL is back on stage for its five year anniversary. (more...)

FISH IN THE DARK's Rita Wilson Shares: 'I Am Cancer Free'
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Actress Rita Wilson, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in March had some happy news to share at yesterday's The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment Breakfast presented by Lifetime. (more...)

David Bowie Tribute; Over 50 Past Finalists & More Set for Tonight's Emotional AMERICAN IDOL Finale
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who was responsible for bringing the UK's 'Pop Idol' to America back in 2002, reveals details about tonight's Series Finale, airing at 8/7c on FOX. (more...)

Take Oldways' 'How Mediterranean is Your Diet?' Quiz for International Mediterranean Diet Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Despite the lure of glitzy fad diets, one centuries-old approach to eating and living is still the gold standard for good health and great taste: the Mediterranean Diet. (more...)

Rooftop Films Sets Opening Weekend Lineup for 20th Annual Summer Series
by TV News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Rooftop Films is proud and excited to announce the Opening Weekend lineup and the first batch of our feature film slate for the 20th Annual Summer Series. (more...)

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