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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON Is The Master Parodist's Masterpiece
by Michael Dale - Sep 9, 2016

'I am not gonna let Broadway rot,' raps a rising musical theatre artist who describes himself as being 'just like a savior / With Mobb Deep misbehavior,' in Gerard Alessandrini's positively brilliant spoof of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony and Pulitzer winner, repackaged as SPAMILTON. (more...)

Melisa Camba Wins 2016 Your Voice Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

After a very close contest, the winner has been confirmed as 23-year-old Melisa Camba from Manila in the Philippines. (more...)

Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In On Hamilton Parody SPAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Spamilton, a sneak peek into Forbidden Broadway creator, Gerard Alessandrini's ongoing obsession with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, much like its source material, has taken off-Broadway by storm. The musical, which promises an evening that celebrates, roasts and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster, celebrates its official opening night tonight. (more...)

Cricket Wireless Smartphone Plans Now Start at $30/Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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BWW Dance Interview: Morgan McEwen
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 8, 2016

Morgan McEwen, ballerina turned artistic director, launched MorDance in January of 2013. This young organization, with dancers from some of the world's most prestigious companies, has playfully leapt to the edge of the classical ballet world. MorDance explores the use of athleticism in its aim to modernize and innovate, while honoring the grace and beauty of classical ballet. MorDance premiered at Manhattan Movement and Arts center on May 3, 2013. That same year, Ms. McEwen was selected to choreograph on MorDance at Socrates Sculptural Park and again at the Counterpointe Project, which celebrated female choreographers creating dances on pointe. In 2014, MorDance helped the Sheen Center open their doors by being the first company to perform in their new black box theater. The following season the Sheen Center named MorDance their resident dance company. MorDance has also been granted space residencies at the Silo at Kirkland Farm and Mana Contemporary. Ms. McEwen has been commissioned to create works on Columbia Ballet Collaborative and will create a new work for Eglevsky ballet in 2017. She has also had a successful career as a ballerina dancing with the Richmond Ballet, BalletMet, the Metropolitan Opera, and freelancing across the country. (more...)

Millbrook Press Announces Four New Picture Books from Jane Yolen, Michele Wood, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Celebrate a new selection of captivating picture books from Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, this fall! Four new highly compelling titles from acclaimed authors and illustrators will engage and delight readers, teachers, librarians, and families. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

VIDEO: Rapper Vince Staples Performs 'Smile' on TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest and rapper Vince Staples performed 'Smile'. His EP and short film 'Prima Donna' is available now. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye Give a Master Class in 'Summertime Swing' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Amy Oestreicher - Sep 6, 2016

Summertime brings to mind nighttime fireflies, lemonade that makes your lips pucker, rocking chairs creaking on the front porch, and, like the famous Porgy and Bess tune of the same name, melodies that trickle into the night. Summertime Swing is the latest masterpiece and collaboration at its finest by the legendary Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye, evoking a sultry, steamy love letter to the fleeting season and a prime example of craft, art, and passion. The moment I walked into the dining room at Feinstein's/54 Below, where Summertime Swing played through September 1 a fashionably dressed gentleman greeted me with, 'It's a fantastic show.' The packed house was already alive with thrilling enthusiasm as they eagerly waited for the show to start. When you attend a show headlined by a golden age cabaret great and a prolific 'music revivalist' who happens to have the venue named for him, you come expecting to be no less than entertained. Summertime Swing elevated the art of summer entertainment tenfold--- a tribute to anything we could hope for in the last days of summer. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - Be A Malleable Collaborator
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 6, 2016

Every artist has a way of working, whether it's using 'counts' in choreography, or being an auditory learner, the list goes on and on. We all have ways that we learn and function as a creative individual, and I have discovered, as you probably have, that we don't all work the same way. (more...)

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

The Pennsylvania Blues Festival Marks its 25th Anniversary in Style!
by Tory Gates - Sep 23, 2016

“The blues will always be alive, the blues doesn't need our help.' -- Bill Wax, host of 'Roots and Fruits,' WPFW Radio, Washington, DC (more...)


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BWW Profile: Courtney Lomelo Wears Many Hats in THE MOTHERF*#KER WITH THE HAT
by Katricia Lang - Sep 23, 2016

This is the first installment of a two-part profile on actress, producer, director, and filmmaker Courtney Lomelo. (more...)

Lionsgate Delays Limited Theatrical Release of Musical Drama LA LA LAND
by Movies News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Lionsgate has announced that the limited theatrical release of LA LA LAND, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling will now begin on December 9th, one week later than the original December 2nd release date. The Damien Chazelle-directed musical drama will still hit theaters nationwide on December 16th as planned. (more...)

BWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing Experience
by Mike Mekus - Sep 22, 2016

Ben Vereen takes audience members through a poignant and mesmerizing night, reliving his fondest performance memories, emotional triumphs and tribulations from his career, homage to his idols, and all of his best Broadway highlights. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, Dan Soder to Star in Subversive Romantic Comedy IT HAD TO BE YOU
by Movies News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today they have acquired North American rights to writer / director / composer Sasha Gordon's IT HAD TO BE YOU, starring Cristin Milioti (FX's "Fargo," Wolf of Wall Street, CBS's "How I Met Your Mother") and Dan Soder (MTV's "Guy Code," Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer"). (more...)

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern's CHARMING DICK Comes to The Cockpit this Christmas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern's smash hit, 2015 adult panto Charming Dick is coming to The Cockpit Oh yes it is! (more...)

Geffen/UMe to Reissue Weezer's First Six Albums On Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Geffen/UMe is reissuing Weezer's first six albums on standard 140-gram vinyl on October 28. The quartet's incredible run of Geffen Records releases 1994's Weezer (The Blue Album),1996's Pinkerton,2001's Weezer (The Green Album), 2002's Maladroit, 2005's Make Believe and 2008's Weezer (more...)

Goodman's Glorious WONDERFUL TOWN
by Misha Davenport - Sep 21, 2016

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Christine Rotsaert Shares CHERRY MOUSE BABIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

'Cherry Mouse Babies' (published by AuthorHouse UK) is the story of a happy mouse fairy named Weefeefee and a cherry fairy named Leebeebee who fall in love in a green-aqua valley. (more...)

BWW Breakdown: 'SHEquels,' Y'all! RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE ALL STARS
by Maggie Yates - Sep 20, 2016

Last week's dramatic elimination prompts real talk amongst the remaining queens about how the 'rules' of the game. Alyssa Edwards explained that her decision to give Ginger Minj the heeled boot was because she felt other bottom-runner Katya had been better in the competition on a more consistent basis. Phi Phi and Roxxxy see Alyssa's decision to eliminate based on personal choice rather than the judges' critiques as a betrayal of the sisterhood, though Roxxxy has the good sense to only voice her opinion on the confessional camera. A note from Ginger asking the girls to 'play a fair game' incites the ladies to squabble, but Katya (thank you, Katya!) shuts them down. It's a competition, after all, and Alyssa can choose whomever she wants to kick out of the game. (more...)

Spooky Sticks & Party Pack Tricks Are Bringing Even More Fun to Hot Dog on a Stick' this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Spooky Sticks and Party Pack tricks are bringing even more fun to Hot Dog on a Stick this Fall. With a new online ordering platform, Fall Party Packs, and a special $1 "Spooky Stick" item offer on Halloween*, Hot Dog on a Stick has everything you need to make the most of the season. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Tori Bates Cast as First Bi-Racial Actress in ANNIE; Full National Tour Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

After touring the production to over 100 cities across the nation and recently overseas to Jakarta and Singapore, Troika Entertainment LLC is pleased to announce the casting for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Jenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett Set to Reprise Roles in Fountain Revival of BAKERSFIELD MIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Bakersfield Mist by Stephen Sachs, the Fountain's smash hit comedy that went on to see productions around the world including London's West End, will return to the Fountain for a limited 4-week engagement beginning Nov. 19. Sachs will again direct, with Jenny O'Hara (Transparent, The Mindy Project) and Nick Ullett (As the WorldTurns) reprising the roles they created. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meggie Cansler and Casey Hebbel - Final Season Wrap Up
by Guest Blogger: Meggie Cansler - Sep 20, 2016

Here we are… 4 amazing concerts, nearly 90 artists from across the country, over 300 volunteers, and too many magical moments to count later, and we have reached the end of our FIFTH season of Broadway Under the Stars!! (more...)

PROJECT RUNWAY Winner Christian Siriano to Headline South Walton Fashion Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW), taking place October 5th through 8th in venues throughout South Walton, Fla., announces celebrity designer Christian Siriano as a 2016 headliner and emerging designer competition judge. (more...)

Meadow Brook Announces 2016-2017 Children's Series Schedule and Sponsors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Children Series Season, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union. Each year, Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) presents a series of performances designed to introduce children to the wonder of theatre and the arts. Now in its 9th year, the Children's Series offers six performances certain to entertain the entire family. (more...)

BWW Interview: For The Record, Anderson Davis' Currently Making CRIME Pay Everywhere He Can
by Gil Kaan - Sep 19, 2016

For The Record has come a long way from their humble East Los Angeles small bar beginnings in 2010. With ongoing, full-scale productions in Las Vegas, a permanent venue on the Norwegian Cruise Line's Escape, and shows across the country; FTR has just contracted with dick clark productions and ABC to develop For The Record Live for television viewers. (more...)

BWW Blog: Simona Berman - Men Can Have Periods, Too
by Guest Blogger: HAT Ensemble - Sep 19, 2016

"What do you mean when you say 'men can have periods, too'? How is that possible?!" As the words came out of my mouth, suddenly everything turned to slow motion as my shoulders crept up to whisper in my ear: "You  ignorant fool.  You will be kicked out of here for sure for that insulting remark." Here being the rehearsal room that Honest Accomplice Theatre (HAT) was awarded through a space grant by the Drama League for the amazing work they do.  I was thrilled when I was told that I would be a member of the company, though now it feels more like a family. I was invited to be apart of their latest show ReConfigured, a show about the body on many diverse levels. My body had been my enemy for more than 20 years: eating disorders, exercise binging, body dysmorphia, sexual deviance, drugs, the this diet, the that diet, the everything in between diet (rinse and repeat).  Part of the healing for me has been in sharing my stories in the hopes that it may shine a light on someone else's battles. This production seemed perfect for me. And we would also be bringing awareness to the trans community's experience of the body. Bonus!  But at the time of the seemingly ignorant remark I made in the rehearsal room, I was brand spankin' new and not as educated on the trans community nor the many facets of gender identity yet as I thought.  Being a bisexual and a supporter of the LGBTQ community, I thought  I was pretty well informed, at least on those topics. I would come to find out through many incredible devising sessions with HAT that I had a LOT more to learn.  More so, just how important it was for me as a cis woman-someone who identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth-to spread this knowledge.  This helps to alleviate the trans community as being the sole educators all the time.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ryan Gosling & More Attend TIFF: LA LA LAND Red Carpet Premiere
by Walter McBride - Sep 19, 2016

An ambitious jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) fall in love while pursuing their dreams of stardom, in this dazzlingly stylized homage to the classic Hollywood musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. (more...)

Beloved Senior Vice President of Music Theatre International, Richard Salfas, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Music Theatre International has released the sad news that Richard Salfas, the Senior Vice President, International Licensing & Concert Promotions at Music Theatre International, has passed away. The letter below was shared with BroadwayWorld from the President of MTI, Drew Cohen: (more...)

BWW Review: Ogunquit's SEVEN BRIDES Offers Sweetness and Smiles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Sep 16, 2016

One of the most popular movie musicals adapted for the stage, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers has enjoyed several notable regional productions in the past few seasons, and the Ogunquit Playhouse's current staging demonstrates once again the nostalgic appeal of this sweet and folksy romantic tale set in America's pioneer days. The Kasha/Landay/Mercer/DePaul/Hirschhorn 1954 movie musical based on a Stephen Vincent Benet story, though it proved a disappointment when first adapted for the musical theatre stage in 1982, seems in the turbulent first decades of the 21st century to have struck chords in audiences who may hunger for the innocence and vibrant energy at its core. (more...)

Colorado Ballet's Principal Dancer, Maria Mosina Announces Retirement After 26 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

After 21 seasons as a Principal Dancer at Colorado Ballet and 26 seasons as a professional dancer, Maria Mosina announced her plan to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Reform the Debates & More on Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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...)

Olivier-Nominated POTTED PANTO is Back in the West End - 7 pantos in 80 mins at the Garrick Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Potted Panto, the spectacularly funny Olivier-nominated show, that crams seven pantomimes into just 80 minutes, is to return to the West End for a fourth festive season of silliness. (more...)

Graham Hill Gutting Shares TR'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'TR's Dream: Never Give Up Your Greatest Desires': an encouraging tale of belief and dedication sure to bring a Smile to the faces of children everywhere. 'TR's Dream: Never Give Up Your Greatest Desires' is the creation of published author, Graham Hill Gutting, a US Air Force veteran who has spent most of his life working with children and youth in both secular and church positions. (more...)

BWW Review: The Dark Side of TRUE WEST
by Alexander Garza - Sep 15, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company has hit the ground running this season with its opening production of Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated play, TRUE WEST. The piece explores a dualism of personalities, sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what defines a man. Sometimes funny, sad, and frightening, the play never ceases to stir emotions from the audience. The story is interesting, timeless, and was well-told by Kim Tobin-Lehl. Of all the fantastic shows coming this season, this is one you don't want to miss. (more...)

Kaminski Auctions Announces Summer Asian Auction
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Kaminski Auctions presents its Summer Asian Auction August 27, 2016. On offer is an impressive assortment of ceramics, jade, bronze, furniture, embroidery, watercolor and thangka paintings. In particular the sale emphasizes a wide variety of fine antique Chinese pottery and porcelain spanning the Han, Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties selected from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas and California private collections. (more...)

Bonny Duhon Jordan Releases HEY, MAMA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

'Hey Mama': a delightful and vividly illustrated story of a child with a boundless imagination and his realization that he was made just as God wanted him to be. 'Hey Mama' is the creation of published author, Bonny Duhon Jordan, a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner with both a bachelor's and master's degree in the science of nursing. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT - Hilarity at the Market
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 13, 2016

Present Company's current production of Shakespeare at the Market, TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare is beautiful, hilarious ode to the Bard. (more...)


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The Giant's Loo Roll rolls into the Arts Theatre this October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Edinburgh kids show hit The Giant's Loo Roll transfers to London! This fabulously funny and brilliantly bouncy musical adaptation of Nicholas Allan's much loved book will play lunchtimes at the Arts Theatre this October. (more...)

Partner Communications Will Enter the Television Services Market in the First Half of 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

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BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Sep 12, 2016

Director Stephanie Gularte leads a brilliant ensemble in an astounding season opener. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brian Lobel On A PACIFIST'S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER
by Marianka Swain - Sep 12, 2016

Performance artist Brian Lobel has spent 12 years creating innovative work out of difficult personal experiences and tough topics. He's now joined forces with Bryony Kimmings and Complicite to create the highly anticipated new musical A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer, which premieres at Manchester's HOME on 20 September, then plays Exeter Northcott and the National Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: The Stirring New Musical COME FROM AWAY Plays Ford's Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 11, 2016

Featuring a book, music, and lyrics by the married Canadian duo of Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Come From Away explores a subject area that's bound to bring up some painful memories for some. It's a September 11th musical, but not in the way you might expect. It's not about the towers, the Pentagon, or even really the loss of life. it is a story of a community bonding together to embrace passengers on the 38 planes that were diverted to Canada - specifically Newfoundland - when the U.S. Government closed American air space for the first time in U.S. history. It's one of those untold stories that is practically perfect for an original musical. (more...)

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