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Mikey Erg Shares 'Apart Time' via Stereogum
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

“The hardest working punk rocker in show business,” Mikey Erg, is releasing his first true solo effort, Tentative Decisions, set to drop June 24 via Don Giovanni Records. (more...)

BWW Review: KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse Will Keep Audiences Smiling
by Kelli Curtin - May 24, 2016

Act II Playhouse's production of KISS ME, KATE is a show that is imbued with energy and full of delightful musical numbers. It has a sensational score by Cole Porter that will please audiences. This show, under the direction of Peter Reynolds and with the incredible choreography by Maggie Anderson, is a reminder of the timeless melodies of Porter and it has a cast that will entertain audiences. KISS ME, KATE at Act II Playhouse shines and will have members of the audience smiling from start to finish. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Musical Takes First Step Toward Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Chazz Palminteri, Alan Menken and Glenn Slater's A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL is making its first move toward Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: Camp, Comic, Sugary Fluff, XANADU THE MUSICAL Is A Retro Feel-Good Night Of Nostalgia.
by Jade Kops - May 18, 2016

Douglas Carter Beane's (Book) Award Winning stage adaptation of XANADU THE MUSICAL comes alive at Hayes in a bright, shiny explosion of high camp colour. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.' (more...)

*Photos & Video* BWW Sydney Gets A Preview of XANADU THE MUSICAL At Hayes Theatre
by Jade Kops - May 13, 2016

*Photos & Video* BWW Sydney Gets A Preview of XANADU THE MUSICAL (more...)

Destination America to Premiere New Competition Series SMOKED, 6/1
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Rivalries abound in the cutthroat world of competition BBQ, where reputation and respect ride on one perfectly glazed rib or one lip-smacking bite of brisket. Whether friendly foes or full-on nemeses, the one thing every pitmaster can agree on: nothing settles the score like a cook off! (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Brings the Joy of Love and Family Traditions to Energetic Life on the Streets of Washington Heights
by Shari Barrett - May 11, 2016

Much like the much-loved musical "Fiddler on the Roof," IN THE HEIGHTS focuses on family love and traditions being challenged by the beliefs of the next generation. In our modern world where a good education can make all the difference, what does it take for a poor family to put a cherished only child through an expensive university? And what happens when the student cannot keep up and drops out and gets romantically involved with someone her parents don't think is good enough? And what happens when a neighborhood is challenged by urban renewal and its flavor is about to be lost? Can it be saved when local shop owners must leave their beloved neighborhood when rents rise? (more...)

BWW Interview: Sugar Blue Returns with New Album, 'Voyage'
by Tory Gates - May 11, 2016

'...as Willie Dixon has said so many times, 'the blues are the roots, the rest of the music are the fruits.' (more...)

BWW Review: DISASTER! is Goofy Fun Set To A Campy 1970's Beat
by Michael Dale - Mar 9, 2016

Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick's musical send-up of 1970s disaster flicks has a solid company of pros having fun. (more...)

NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/7 - 4/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (as of : 3/7/2016 ) Monday March 7, 2016 - Sunday April 3, 2016 (more...)

Theatre Aspen School to Present XANADU, JR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Theatre Aspen School today announced that the company for the Spring Youth Production of the musical comedy Xanadu, Jr. includes technical students from the recently formed Theatre Aspen School Tech Company. These students learn theatrical design and stagecraft from industry experts and gain practical experience working backstage. Tickets are on sale now for the run which includes four performances at the Wheeler Opera House, from April 14th through 16th. (more...)

Breaking News: Lucas Steele, Grace McLean, & More Will Join Josh Groban in GREAT COMET OF 1812 on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Nazareth College Department of Theatre and Dance to Present GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department and Theatre League are pleased to present Grease - the three-time Tony Award-nominated musical about 10 working-class high school seniors, that is as popular today as when it premiered in 1971 - as the fourth and final show in the department's 2015-2016 production season. The show will run for one weekend only: April 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and April 17 at 2 p.m.; in the Callahan Theater at Nazareth College Arts Center. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, March 28, 2016
by - Mar 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, March 28, 2016! (more...)

Arena Stage's Guy Bergquist Wins 2016 USITT Wally Russell Professional Mentor Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Arena Stage's Guy Bergquist received USITT's 2016 Wally Russell Professional Mentor Award Friday at USITT 2016 in Salt Lake City. (more...)

FOX to Air Special 'Tweet Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE This Sunday
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Don't miss a special 'Tweet-Along' Encore of GREASE: LIVE airing Easter Sunday, March 27 (7:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX! (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii to Showcase Local Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, is honored to shine the spotlight on local, Hawaii-based artists this spring with upcoming shows featuring award-winning artists such as Kalapana, Robert Cazimero, Willie K, and The Rough Riders. Expanding its commitment to showcase local artists and stars of the Hawaii music industry, Blue Note Hawaii begins a series of one-night only performances featuring Ginai on April 11, Natalie Ai Kamauu on April 18, the incomparable Willie K on April 19, trumpeter Mike Lewis on May 2 and Hiroshima-known for their unique East Meets West contemporary jazz sound-from April 26 to May 1. (more...)

Andrea McArdle & More Set for 14th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

MAD COW THEATRE announces the return of a singular downtown Orlando event - the 14th annual Orlando Cabaret Festival, featuring cabaret artists from Central Florida and beyond. Among the headliners for the 2016 Cabfest will be Broadway star Andrea McArdle, a leading lady ever since she played the very first Annie in the beloved Broadway show of the same name. (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, March 21, 2016
by - Mar 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, March 21, 2016! (more...)

Chan Centre to Welcome Arlo Guthrie for ALICE'S RESTAURANT 50th Anniversary Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents prolific singer-songwriter and American folk star Arlo Guthrie on April 21 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall.  The beloved icon & social commentator will delight audiences with fan favourites, and a performance of the complete 18-minute Alice's Restaurant Massacree, a song he only revisits every ten years due to its length. The evening will open with special guest, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Arlo's daughter who continues the Guthrie musical lineage with her signature pop-fused folk-rock sound.  (more...)

Sonny Rollins's 'Holding the Stage: Road Shows, Vol. 4' to Be Released This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

For his new album 'Holding the Stage: Road Shows, vol. 4,' the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins once again taps into his vast archives of his own concert recordings to compile superior performances for release in the acclaimed 'Road Shows' series. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Sidney Poitier Retrospective
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith & FABLIFE Host Joe Zee to Appear on GENERAL HOSPITAL
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith and “FABLife” host Joe Zee, editor-in-chief, Yahoo Style, both longtime “General Hospital” enthusiasts, will make cameo appearances on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1, respectively on ABC.  (more...)

American Theater Company Announces Cast of XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC), 1909 W. Byron Street, announces casting for the musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC May 27-July 17, 2016 (press opening Wednesday, June 8). The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: University of Memphis' CODY RUTLEDGE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

Whew! We need a vacation already, so you can only imagine how Cody, the guy with the enormous heart and brilliant imagination must feel! So, here's some quick and sage advice for you: Buy yourself some Cody Rutledge stock and watch its value increase, even as his reputation as both an actor and as a scenic designer continues to grow. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORIGINAL GREASE Is A Gritty, Honest Return To The Darker Side Of 1959 Working Class Chicago
by Jade Kops - Apr 9, 2016

Squabbalogic captures Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey's (Book, Music and Lyrics) original vision of the iconic story in THE ORIGINAL GREASE. (more...)

Spin Cycle to Release Self-Titled Debut CD on Their Sound Footing Records 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

With its strong melodies, tight rhythms, intriguing textures, and sophisticated interplay, Spin Cycle has got everything covered. What makes the band special is how everything fits together—or, by intention, doesn't. For listeners and band members alike, every tune is an adventure. (more...)

Experiments in Opera to Premiere VIDEO OPERAS at Anthology Film Archives This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Building on the pioneering work of composer Robert Ashley, who believed that the America of his time was a culture of TV, the fun and fearless composer collective Experiments in Opera presents VIDEO OPERAS, a collection of five premieres created specifically for the video screen (no live performers or musicians). (more...)

Scoop: THE REAL O'NEALS on ABC - Tuesday, April 19, 2016
by - Apr 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE REAL O'NEALS, airing on ABC on Tuesday, April 19, 2016! (more...)

Remembering Famed Photographer, Charles Gatewood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Charles Gatewood (http://charlesgatewood.com) passed away peacefully this morning at 12:30am at San Francisco General Hospital. The famed photographer, videographer, and cultural anthropologist, Gatewood was 73 years old. (more...)

Willie K, Mike Lewis & More Coming to Blue Note Hawaii in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, May begins with a bang with a music legend - Queen of Funk Chaka Khan Mother's Day week, followed up with guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan, saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and ground breaking acoustic guitarist Andy McKee in a series with local ukulele show openers Kalei Gamiao and Taimane Gardner, culminating with Christopher Cross. May also brings and a host of local talent including Willie K, Mike Lewis, Robert Cazimero, the Hawaii Jazz All-Stars, the Honolulu Jazz Quartet and a Mele Mei Celebration with Henry Kapono and Friends. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. showtime, with doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

bergenPAC to Welcome Six-Time Grammy Winner Dr. John 6/8 in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

? Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Dr. John-Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

THE DEATH OF A BLACK MAN (A WALK BY) Set for Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

You can't understand a man, the proverb goes, until you've walked a mile in his shoes. But who, among us, has tasted the paranoia, dread and loss from gun violence that is, shockingly, common to urban high schoolers and their families? 'The Death of a Black Man (A Walk By)' by William Electric Black suggests the experience poetically, using using hip hop verse, chanting, songs and poetry. The audience walks through a variety of uniquely-designed theater spaces and environments suggesting the events before and after a shooting in an urban playground. It's like a day lived with urban gun violence, complete with a candle lit memorial service, police investigations, protests and the actual shootings. This is the third in a series of five plays by William Electric Black, collectively called 'GUNPLAYS,' that address inner city violence and guns. Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave (East Village), will present the work June 2 to 19, 2016 directed by the author.  The piece was scheduled for June to support Gun Awareness Month. (more...)

Watch Gary Clark Jr.'s 'Can't Sleep' Video Trilogy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Gary Clark Jr. premieres his three-song 'Can't Sleep' video trilogy today on Noisey/VICE. Watch it here. (more...)

Broadway's Brian Gonzales to Star in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at WaterTower Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced casting and creative team details for the regional premiere of One Man, Two Guvnors, directed by Terry Martin. Written by Richard Bean, One Man, Two Guvnors will run August 5-28, 2016. Brian Gonzales, currently performing on Broadway as Babkak in Disney's Aladdin, will star as Francis Henshall. Gonzales, who last performed on the WaterTower Theatre stage in Laughter on the 23rd Floor (2010), will reprise the role he understudied in the Broadway production of One Man, Two Guvnors. (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

Act II Playhouse to Present KISS ME, KATE, 5/17-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

It's 'Too Darn Hot!' Act II Playhouse in Ambler presents the Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate, on stage from May 17-June 19, 2016. The classic musical comedy features a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Announces 2016 Program with Megan Hilty & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

Full program and tickets are on sale to subscribers from Sunday 3 April and the general public from Wednesday 6 April through BASS 131 246 or online www.adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au Program details are available in the Adelaide Cabaret Festival brochure, get one free by calling BASS 131 246 or log onto the Cabaret Festival website. (more...)

Northwestern University Sets Theater & Dance Programs for May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A re-envisioned Shakespeare play presented in cooperation with The Actors Gymnasium; a Pulitzer-Prize winning play by Nilo Cruz set in Cuba; and the 85th installment of The Waa-Mu Show are among the Northwestern University theater-related offerings taking place on the Evanston campus in May. (more...)

Cher Musical Could Soon Light Up Broadway; HAMILTON's Jeffrey Seller Producing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Cher's much-hyped biomusical could soon light up Broadway.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Marie Osmond and her latest album, MUSIC IS MEDICINE
by Kathy Strain - Apr 15, 2016

When people hear the name Marie Osmond, they conjure up visions of a squeaky clean lifestyle and big teeth. But, when you look beyond the superficial aspect, you see someone who has spent her entire life in show business rubbing elbows with such greats as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson and Lucille Ball. In recording her new album Osmond stated on her website, marieosmond.com, “I'm singing, with all my heart and soul. That's why this album is so special for me; each song has its own story and its own personal meaning. I hope you will find your connection and meaning in each song as well.” (more...)

NextStop Theatre Company Announces CITY OF ANGELS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

NextStop Theatre Company's third professional season comes to a close in May 2016 with the DC area regional professional premiere of the film noir jazz musical, City of Angels. NextStop's production will open May 12 and run through June 5, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Continue Season with West Coast Premiere of RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with the West Coast premiere of Lolita Chakrabarti's biographical play Red Velvet, directed by Margo Hall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CITY OF ANGELS at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Welcome to the CITY OF ANGELS, a musical that mixes the glamorously seductive world of 1940s Hollywood with a fish out of water romantic comedy. Add great songs and Jazz music and it all adds up to a rare theater experience. Join Maurer Productions OnStage as they present CITY OF ANGELS at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, May 6 and 13 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, May 7 and 14 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, May 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Rock Duo The Ries Brothers Kick Off Spring U.S. Tour in April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Ries Brothers, a young Alternative Pop and Rock duo from Clearwater, FL, who have twice toured nationally with the iconic band CHICAGO, will launch their U.S. spring tour beginning April 21 (more...)

EMMY Honors Voice of Scooby-Doo & Curious George Frank Welker
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) today announced that Frank Welker, legendary performer of the voices of Scooby-Doo and many others will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award (more...)

Sonny Bennett Shares CANCER: 3 DAYS TO LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Sonny Bennett, a Veteran and beloved Father, has completed his book 'Cancer: 3 Days to Live': a gripping and potent work that explains the author's life encounter with cancer and his last years of life. (more...)

Cher Gives Update on New Musical Based on Her Life: 'It Pushes the Envelope'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Cher turned to Twitter yesterday to give her fans an update on the progress of a new Broadway musical based on her life. The Grammy winner is currently collaborating on the project with JERSEY BOYS scribe Rick Ellice. (more...)

BWW Interview: Whitney Hayes of Dutch Apple's MENOPAUSE
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 1, 2016

Pittsburgh native Whitney Hayes plays a business executive with brain fog in Dutch Apple's MENOPAUSE. It's a part she's made her own. (more...)

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