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

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Based on the screenplay by Jerry Belson

The cut-throat world of beauty contests is satired.



Martha Humler Asks WHY in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

A longtime retail and advertising executive shares customer service snafus - and how leaders, companies and managers can solve them in 'Why? Because You Get Paid to Smile and Serve' (published by Archway Publishing). (more...)

VIDEO: Belle Gets an Uninviting Dinner Invitation in New BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Clip!
by Movies News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Today, Yahoo Movies has shared an exclusive clip from Disney's upcoming (and highly anticipated) BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens. In this exclusive clip, the Beast (Dan Stevens) attempts to invite Belle (Emma Watson) to dinner, unaware that she is plotting an escape from her room. (more...)

Richard W. Block Releases LIFE AS I LIVED IT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Growing up and spending his life in a small river town in the Midwest, author Richard W. Block decided he wanted to share his true experiences with other people, utilizing wit and common sense in the process. His new book, 'Life as I Lived It: Small Town Country Living' (published by iUniverse), fulfills his wish to lighten readers' spirits. (more...)

Philip Shindler DDS, Dentist in Agoura Hills, is Offering a Limited...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

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Sima, The New Mama Africa Launches Her Debut Single
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Simangele “Sima” Mashazi the Hammersdale born singer/songwriter who now resides in Stellenbosch, is bound to make lyrical and musical waves in the South African music industry. (more...)

ALL OR NOTHING Announces Second Major UK Tour from March 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

???????ALL OR NOTHING, the new Small Faces musical sensation, will tour the UK in 2017 on its second major outing. (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Angelo Silvio Vasta
by Barnett Serchuk - Feb 27, 2017

Angelo Silvio Vasta is a New York-based filmmaker from Milan, Italy. His work explores the infinite ways choreography and performance can be expressed through moving images. In the past years he has produced a series of short dance films for dance companies and individual dancers both in New York City and abroad. His work includes music videos, short films, video-portraits, and promotional clips. In 2014 he was awarded for his excellence in Visual Design at the 35th Fine Cuts Film Show at The New School in NYC. Angelo received his BFA in International Politics from University of Milan, Italy and his Certificate in Film Production from The New School. (more...)

BWW News: Sahar Lev-Shomer Departs BILLY ELLIOT
by Yuval Gerstner - Feb 27, 2017

Sahar Lev-Shomer who played the role of Michael in the Israeli production of the hit musical Billy Elliot has had his last performance last Friday (24.2). Sahar took part in this production since it premiered on June 2016 after several months of rehearsals and training including tap, vocal and acting lessons. Sahar was also voted as 'Person to Watch' in the 2016 BroadwayWorld Israel Awards according to his performance as Michael. (more...)

Kyle Baldock Wins Overall at the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Monster Energy congratulates Kyle Baldock on being crowned the overall champion of the inaugural three-stop Toyota BMX Triple Challenge. A scaled-down event that's sole focus is to progress the level of tricks possible, the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge brought the best riders in the world to compete in a two jump, winner takes all huckfest. (more...)

Steve 'Mudflap' McGrew and Chad Prather Coming Up in March at Comedy Works
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Friends in Safe Spaces Tour Starring Steve 'Mudflap' McGrew and Chad Prather comes to Comedy Works, March 5-7, 2017. (more...)

California State University Long Beach Grapples With Race In THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

California State University Long Beach (CSULB) Theatre Arts presents The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, with book, music and lyrics by Kirsten Childs and directed by Dr. Jaye Austin Williams. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Enchanting THE FANTASTICKS
by Misha Davenport - Feb 24, 2017

BWW Reviews: An Enchanting THE FANTASTICKS (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNIE Comes to Arsht Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce that the national tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to Miami for a limited run this March 3 - 5, 2017 inside the Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House. (more...)

Review Roundup: LA Opera's SALOME, Starring Patricia Racette
by Review Roundups - Feb 24, 2017

Placido Domingo and LA Opera presents Richard Strauss's Salome, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. A revival of the production originally staged by Sir Peter Hall during the company's inaugural season, Salome stars soprano Patricia Racette in the title role, her fifth leading role in Los Angeles. Performances run February 18 through March 19. (more...)

BWW Review: FLEW THE COOP, New Diorama Tristan Bates Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 23, 2017

Gary Naylor sees an energetic, loud and often charming tale of love in a wartime POW Camp. (more...)

Classic Jean-Jacques Perrey Title 'Moog Indigo' to be Reissued on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Vanguard Records, a division of Concord Bicycle Music, is proud to announce the vinyl reissue of Moog Indigo, one of the most iconic and influential titles from the catalog of French electronic music innovator Jean-Jacques Perrey. (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Offers Discounted College Student Rush Tickets for ANNIE at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will offer a special $25 Student Rush Ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of ANNIE, playing at the Fox Theatre March 17 - 19 as a special to the 2016/2017 season.  (more...)

Tony DeSare to Make Cleveland Debut with Cleveland Pops Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

???????The Cleveland POPS Orchestra's Severance Hall concert on Saturday, March 25th is titled "I Love a Piano," appropriately features Tony DeSare, one of today's hottest new pianists. (more...)

Lori Williams Pens I AM MOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

'I Am Mom': a testimony to the power of Faith and Opportunity. 'I Am Mom' is the creation of published author, Lori Williams, native of Crab Orchard, Kentucky and lifelong Christian who listened to God's plan. (more...)

New Children's Book IS-SO DISCOVERS IS-SO is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

YEADON, Pa. - The new book, 'Is-So Discovers Is-So' (published by WestBow Press), by Robert Lee Strother Jr. encourages children who are insecure to believe they can accomplish anything. The book also shows how teachers can impact their students' lives. (more...)

Shelter Mini Album on International Feel; 'Zon Zon Zon' Out 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Shelter is one Alan Briand, a young Parisian producer with a strong melodic centre producing a sound that pulls on the Zouk, the Afro, the Balearic and the Ambient palette. (more...)

Rock Legends The Doobie Brothers Are Taking It to the Sturgis Buffalo Chip
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

After five fruitful decades the Doobie Brothers have produced a bedrock of classic hits that resonate with Sturgis Buffalo Chip fans. Now, this long-time fan favorite will be bringing their powerful live performance to the venue's Wolfman Jack main stage on Monday, Aug. 7. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater Amuses with New Video Game-Inspired Musical CLAUDIO QUEST
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 20, 2017

Video games get the musical comedy treatment in CLAUDIO QUEST, a clever new musical now having its West Coast Premiere performances at Orange County's Chance Theater through February 26 in Anaheim. Those familiar with the 8-bit characters of games like Super Mario Bros. will be amused by the adventures of a pair of heroic brothers whose mission is to save the kidnapped princess from the clutches of a fire-breathing platypus terrorizing the kingdom. When the game suddenly changes players, the heroes are thrown for a loop and must figure out how to navigate and triumph this glitch-filled new world. (more...)

HONK! THE MUSICAL Returns to London this Easter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

This Easter, Honk! the musical returns to London in a brand-new, actor-musician egg-stravaganza, filled with puppetry, magic and illusions. And water guns! (more...)

Acting Troupe of Lambert to Host SMILEY FOR KYLIE CABARET This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

On February 25th, 2017 at 6:00PM, the Acting Troupe of Lambert is sponsoring our annual 'Smiley for Kylie Cabaret' in the Lambert High School auditorium (805 Nichols Rd, Suwanee, GA 30024), to raise money for childhood cancer research. We created our event three years ago to honor Kylie Myers, beloved sister of two of our ATL members, who lost her battle with cancer at the age of 12. (more...)

BWW TV: Adam Langdon of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Feb 20, 2017

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from February 21st-26th is the national touring production of the Olivier & Tony-Winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-TIme. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shelley Keelor, 'Stage Mom' Extraordinaire
by Trevor Durham - Feb 20, 2017

Keelor is a pure ball of sunshine with the performative strength of a bomb, even as she raises a son and tours the world. (more...)

BWW Review: RING OF FIRE at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - Feb 19, 2017

Much has changed in Buffalo, including is storied theatrical past. A coming home of sorts is happening at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE. RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH has returned to the stage where the production began. In 2005 Studio Arena Theatre produced this jukebox musical created by Richard Maltby Jr and conceived by William Meade. After a short run that earned much local praise, the production moved to Broadway, something not typical for Buffalo. Unfortunately the New York critics and audiences were less enthusiastic, and the production shuttered after a very brief run. But RING OF FIRE, much like Studio Arena and Buffalo itself, was to have it's own rebirth. A reworked version in 2013 by Maltby and Jason Edwards has become much more of a success and audiences across the United States have been quite receptive. Amherst's MusicalFare Theatre presentation from last season is now playing out in a lively and pitch perfect production. (more...)

BWW Review: FENCES Charges In at the Pollard Theatre
by Ronn Burton - Feb 17, 2017

The Pollard Theatre Company continues their 30th Anniversary season with August Wilson's FENCES. The Pollard production opens on the heels of the Oscar-nominated film adaptation starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Comparisons to the current movie are inevitable, but Pollard's production holds its own thanks to sound performances from the lead performers. (more...)

BOYS' NIGHT: An All-Male Cirquelesque Revue Returns to The Slipper Room 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Created and produced by Ben Franklin,  Jason Mejias,  Joshua Dean and Mr. Gorgeous, this 'All-Male Cirquelesque Revue' is celebrating 4 years of playful and saucy extravaganzas showcasing the arts of circus and burlesque. With a BRAND NEW SHOW EVERY MONTH, 'The Boys' entertain packed houses with diverse aerial and ground performances with a wink, a Smile and a lot of creativity.  'Boys' Night' is the place to be for both boys and girls looking for a humorous and slightly naughty evening out with some of the best and brightest talents in New York.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Make a New Friend with SESAME STREET LIVE's Ernie, Kayla Renee Smith
by Marissa Sblendorio - Feb 17, 2017

SESAME STREET LIVE is a fun way for your kids to experience live theatre while seeing their favorite, familiar characters come to life right before their eyes. Because the show has made its way to the Theater at Madison Square Garden, BroadwayWorld was able to chat with Kayla Renee Smith, who portrays everyone's favorite roommate (except Bert's) Ernie.  (more...)

Sony/ATV Music Publishing Signs Tori Kelly to Worldwide Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a long-term worldwide deal with Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and recording artist Tori Kelly. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE Captures The Spirit Of The American West
by Herbert Paine - Feb 16, 2017

Doug Morrione's EVERYTHING IN THE SONG IS TRUE is a beautifully crafted chronicle of four individuals whose personalities and perspectives define the American West. The film is one of the selected features at this year's Sedona International Film Festival, February 18th through the 26th. (more...)

The Knitts Premiere New Song; New Debut Album 'Retreat' Out 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

In a gritty industrial area of Van Nuys, California, behind a powder-coating plant, lie a dozen neatly stacked repurposed shipping containers. One of these is 'home' to The Knitts, a band with a surprisingly long history and a short fuse, ready to explode onto the music scene with the release of their upcoming debut full-length album Retreat. (more...)

Celtic Crossings: Featuring Phil Coulter and Andy Cooney Comes to Music Hall 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Music Hall and The Fraternal Order of United Irishmen Charities present an evening of Irish Entertainment. Celtic Crossings is a delightful concert of Celtic tranquility with the great songs of Phil Coulter sung by the magnificent voice of Andy Cooney, with special guest Geraldine Branagan, and the Irish Pops Ensemble, Thursday March 09, 2017 at 7:30 PM on Music Hall's main stage. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nikka Graff Lanzarone on Debuting HERO WORSHIP at Feinstein's/54 Below and Performing SWEET CHARITY in the Aftermath of the Election
by Casey Mink - Feb 16, 2017

Audiences may know Nikka Graff Lanzarone from her role in the recent Off-Broadway production of SWEET CHARITY, or as the co-creator and host of the Broadway-centric podcast THE ENSEMBLIST, in which she and her co-host Mo Brady delve into each facet of creating a Broadway show with an emphasis on all those names that aren't above the title. Now, the multifaceted talent prepares to make her Feinstein's/54 Below debut on February 23, with a show she's co-created called HERO WORSHIP. Before descending to the sublevel venue, Lanzarone, billing the concert as an "eclectic whirl through the songs and performers who shaped [her] into the human she is," discussed with BroadwayWorld how she found her way into the show conceptually. She also shared details of what it was like to be a part of the feminist interpretation of SWEET CHARITY in the aftermath of the election, and how she hopes her podcast breaks down the stigma of ensemble work on Broadway. (more...)

Albuquerque Little Theatre Announces 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Albuquerque Little Theatre has announced the details for its 88th season! See the  full lineup below: (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): MY FAIR LADY at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2017

Lerner and Loewe's classic Broadway musical My Fair Lady - based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - opens tomorrow night at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, featuring Erica Patterson (and her understudy Ashley Wolfe, who takes on the iconic role for three performances) as Eliza Doolittle, surrounded by a bevy of Nashville's finest leading men, including Cavender Lane, Elliott Winston Robinson, Chris Cavin, Austin Jeffrey Smith and George Hardimon IV. (more...)

BWW Review: EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - Feb 15, 2017

This new musical from Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae fizzes with energy and warmth - a must-see! (more...)

Tabard Theatre Announces Stage Premiere of DOG ENDS As Part Of Theatre's Re-Launch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tabard Theatre today announced the stage premiere of Richard Harris's black comedy Dog Ends. (more...)

Rachel Lindsay Named Next THE BACHELORETTE; New Season Premieres 5/22
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rachel Lindsay, a fan favorite on the 21st season of ABC's hit romance reality series “The Bachelor,” starring Nick Viall, was named as the next woman to hand out the roses and attempt to find her own happy ending when THE BACHELORETTE premieres for its 13th season, MONDAY, MAY 22 (more...)

BWW Interview: Noah Becker: An Interview with the Interviewer
by Barry Kostrinsky - Feb 14, 2017

Noah Becker has published over 3500 interviews and did hundreds himself with artists, but has the tables turned as I ask this Painter, Founder and Editor-In-Chief at Whitehot magazine questions about his art, writing career and his preferences when compelled to choose between Chinese soups. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - The 14 Best Theatre Love Songs
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Feb 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day, Drama Kids! I can't wait to spend the whole day with my true love, the Fiddler revival soundtrack. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre's BAD JEWS Is Best-Selling Play in 14 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

A record 6,430 tickets were sold at Cygnet Theatre in Old Town to see the recent production of Bad Jews (more...)

South Camden Theatre Company to Stage THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

South Camden Theatre Company, a nonprofit professional theatre organization located in Camden, New Jersey will present 'The Miss Firecracker Contest' by Beth Henley. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman are pleased to announce the 2017/18 Season with 13 productions in four venues spanning September 2017 - May 2018.  With the start of the 2017/18 Season both Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman will renew their contracts with Milwaukee Rep for an additional four and six years respectively.  Artistic Director Mark Clements began his tenure at Milwaukee Rep in 2010 by introducing a musical into the Quadracci Powerhouse season, creating the New Play Development program, and adapting and directing the world premiere production of A Christmas Carol this past December.   With this contract renewal through 2021 he will continue his commitment to presenting world class works on all three stages.    Managing Director Chad Bauman came to The Rep in 2013 and will continue through 2023 per his contract renewal.  In his time here he has implemented a fruitful strategic business model that supports the theater's artistic vision with a focus on quality, inclusion, citizenship, innovation, and stability. (more...)

'Gideon: The Sound and the Glory' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Joseph Ganci has recently written and published an epic novel that shines a new light on the Old Testament. 'I'm supposed to be retired,' says Houston author Joseph Ganci. 'But I'm all about working hard on my third career.' (more...)

New eBook by HDI 2017 Speakers Offers Tips for Top Technical Support Challenges
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ HDI, the first membership association and certification body created for the technical support industry, today announced the release of its 'best of' eBook, which compiles insightful, expert-authored articles on a variety of trending IT service and support topics. The eBook, Expert Insights on 8 of Your Biggest Tech Support Challenges, contains content provided by respected industry practitioners presenting at this spring's HDI 2017 Conference & Expo, the technical support industry's most comprehensive event. To download the complimentary eBook, visit: hdiconference.com/eBook (more...)

Baby Crow Productions presents 13 AND NOT PREGNANT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

 If your loneliness is killing you and you must confess you still believe, your best bet is to grab a ticket for 13 and Not Pregnant, an original devised 1-woman show by the imaginative and inspiring Joy Donze. The bulk of the text for 13 and Not Pregnant is sourced directly from Donze's Middle School journals, and the entries do not disappoint. Whether it's her first French kiss, a Halloween extravaganza, best friend/enemy Mandy's birthday, or public school boyfriends, one thing always remains constant: the deeply honest and private perspective of a blossoming teenager in the mid-ninties. (more...)

Peepshow Menagerie presents OH! THESE PRETTY THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

It's been a year since we lost musician/actor/producer/fashion icon DAVID BOWIE which happened just before the 3rd edition of this show. But while the man may be gone, his work will continue to live on and so we are happy to be bringing you the 4th annual edition of one of our most popular shows dedicated to the music, art, and glamour of David Bowie brought to you by many of the top burlesque stars of L.A. as well as special guests! (more...)

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