Angelo McDonough, Molly Model, and Ariana Sepulveda Join 'BRIDGE THE GAP' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Angelo McDonough, Molly Model, and Ariana Sepulveda join NEXT in Concert: Bridge the Gap at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Fans Can Get Their Terrific Comic Con Tickets at Mohegan Sun
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016


Preston Truman Boyd Joins 'NEXT in Concert: Bridge the Gap' Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Preston Truman Boyd (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish), joins NEXT in Concert: Bridge the Gap at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert to Donate Portion of Proceeds to American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap will donate a portion of it's proceeds to the American Foundation for Suicide prevention.  (more...)

Disney XD Announces June 2016 Programming Highlights
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2016

Disney XD announces its June 2016 Programming Highlights. All programming subject to change (more...)

DHX Media & Dentsu Entertainment USA, Inc. Strike Global Deal On New Animated Mega Man Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016


Laura Michelle Kelly, Corey Cott & Christine Dwyer Join BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The complete lineup for the Best of Broadway Sings, the next concert in the Broadway Sings concert series at the Highline Ballroom, will feature Corey Cott (Newsies), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland). (more...)

Lauren Pritchard Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Lauren Pritchard, originated the role of Ilse in the Off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Spring Awakening. She wrote the music and lyrics of the Off-Broadway hit, Songbird, (book by Michael Kimmel). You can hear Lauren singing on the radio with bands like Fall Out Boy, Panic At The Disco, Lemaitre and artists like Matt Nathanson. You can see her perform as she tours across the country with her band...and you can also find her performing in the NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap concert at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 6th. (more...)

Daniel Plimpton Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' Concert Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Daniel Plimpton will be collaborating with Alicia Krakauer in NEXT Concert Series : Bridge the Gap (fun fact - they're cousins!) He is currently playing Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Engeman Theatre in Long Island, and was previously seen in the national tours of Book of Mormon and Spring Awakening.  (more...)

VIDEO: Laverne Cox Talks 'ROCKY HORROR' Role: 'I Put Everything I Had Into This'
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

'People can be very… challenging and critical, but I put everything I had into this. I gave 250 percent, and I hope people like what we came up with,' explains Laverne Cox of her role as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in FOX's upcoming ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. (more...)

William Shatner, Stan Lee & More Set for 2016 MegaCon Orlando
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

MegaCon Orlando is around the corner and bigger than ever! Taking place at the Orange County Convention Center from Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29, the multi-genre comic book convention, now 4 big days, will welcome legendary guests such as William Shatner, Stan Lee, John Cusack, and many more throughout Memorial Day weekend. (more...)

Broadway's Gabrielle Ruiz Upped to Series Regular for CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Season Two
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

Broadway's Gabrielle Ruiz made the venture from stage to screen last season on The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND - today, TVLine reports that the IF/THEN and IN THE HEIGHTS alum is sticking around the musical comedy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

The Actors Fund Taps DKC/O&M as New Reps
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Actors Fund has announced that, effective immediately, DKC/O&M will oversee public relations for the nonprofit organization. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!'s Jennifer Sanchez to Host BAC Open Mic & Mingle, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its eighth Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by 5 time Broadway Veteran, Jennifer Sanchez (ON YOUR FEET) on Monday, May 23rd at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros followed by selected 'aspiring artists & friends' at at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd Street. (more...)

The CW Announces 2016-17 Fall Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

The CW Network presented its 2016-17 schedule to advertisers, affiliates and national media at New York City Center in New York City today, kicked off by the rock band Fitz and the Tantrums performing their hit singles “Handclap” and “The Walker.” (more...)

International Dance Piece PEARL to Launch North American Tour in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

After a successful run at Broadway's Lincoln Center in August 2015, Pearl, the Canadian-American-Chinese dance theatre spectacular, inspired by the life of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Pearl S. Buck, begins its North American tour in Montreal. From June 14 to 18, there will be 5 nightly performances at 8pm in the Sandra and Leo Kolber Centre of the Imperial Theatre, located in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles at 1432 Bleury. (more...)

Starz Announces Launch of STARZ App on Select Android TV Devices
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Starz announced at INTX 2016, the Internet & Television Expo hosted by the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the successful launch today of its STARZ App on select Android TV devices. (more...)

British Composers Line Up for 'BRIDGE THE GAP' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Now, in the next phase of this concert series, writers from both sides of the pond will unite to share their work-featuring brilliant talent from the New York theatre community. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alison Luff & Brandon Victor Dixon Set for BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Broadway Sings concert series will continue at the Highline Ballroom its "Best Of Broadway Sings" concert, which will feature showstoppers from the series' previous 11 concerts. Some of Broadway's brightest, current talents, such as 2016 Tony Nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Shuffle Along), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town), and Alison Luff (Les Miserables), will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of pop superstars such as Adele, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, P!NK, Sara Bareilles, and Whitney Houston. Over 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing unique, original orchestrations created for the acclaimed series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent and More in BRAVE NEW WORLD Premiere at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The world premiere of the musical BRAVE NEW WORLD opened this past weekend at North Carolina Stage Company in Asheville, NC. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action, plus photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT Coming to Digital HD, Blu-ray Combo Pack This June
by Movies News Desk - May 16, 2016

“Tina Fey shines” (Scott Mendelson, Forbes) in the wickedly entertaining comedy WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, arriving on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand June 28, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

FOX Execs Hope to Announce 'At Least One If Not More' Live Musical Events; 'Rocky Horror' Set for October Debut
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Today the FOX network announced that its new musical event THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW will debut the week of Halloween this October!  (more...)

F. Michael Haynie Joins 'BRIDGE THE GAP' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

F. Michael Haynie (Wicked, Dogfight, NBC's Peter Pan LIVE!) has joined NEXT Concert Series: Bridge the Gap at Feinstein's/54 Below.  (more...)

Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, Ravi Coltrane and More Coming to Birdland This June
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its June 2016 schedule, featuring: Bill Charlap Trio, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Arturo O'Farrill Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Mike Stern and Bill Evans Quartet, Bucky Pizzarelli, Ravi Coltrane, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Birdland Big Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Evan Roe, Michelle Duffy & More Will Lead Reading of Charlie Zicari's Screenplay HEDGES This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The cast has been set for the reading of Charlie Zicari's new coming-of-age screenplay, 'HEDGES,' which will be presented at Shetler Studios on July 11th. (more...)

Maddie Shea Baldwin Joins NEXT IN CONCERT: BRIDGE THE GAP at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The NEXT concert series has run both in the US and in the UK as a platform for new musical theatre writers to share their work. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, opens tonight. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Underground Music Hang THE AFTER PARTY Set for Rockwood Music Hall on 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

The After Party was created out of an aspiration to foster a centralized nexus for the city's far-flung working-class musicians who had been yearning for an opportunity to network, perform, and simply "let loose." The After Party is simply the most prolific musical hang the downtown music scene has seen in years.  (more...)

Marvel Studios Characters to Appear in Upcoming SPIDER-MAN Film
by Louisa Brady - Apr 9, 2016

According to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige confirmed that Marvel Studios characters will be appearing in the untitled Spider-Man film, which is set to be released on July 7th, 2017. Given that Spider-Man is set to make an appearance in the Marvel Studios film Captain America: Civil War, it seems only fair that some of these characters would join Spidey in his solo ventures.  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season daring audiences to "dream the impossible dream" with the ever-popular musical Man of La Mancha running May 10-June 5.  With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and book by Dale Wasserman, the production is directed by Keith Baker and features the triumphant return of Gypsy star Robert Newman, joined by Sharon Alexander, Julian Brightman, Lauren Cupples, Robert Farruggia, Tamra Hayden, Christopher Roche, Danny Rutigliano, Dwayne Alistair Thomas, and Danny Vaccaro.  The cast is supplemented by the ensemble of Rajeer Alford, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, Will Connell, Stephan Dagrosa, John DiFerdinando, Adam Hoyak, Kevin Murray, and Victor Rodriguez. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- STRAIGHT's Jake Epstein
by BWW Staff - Apr 8, 2016

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Jake Epstein, who stars as 'Ben' in Straight, playing at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre. (more...)

SNOWDEN's Rhys Ifans to Play the Fool in The Old Vic's KING LEAR
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Upcoming SNOWDEN star Rhys Ifans is the latest to sign on for the Old Vic's KING LEAR. (more...)

BRIDGE THE GAP to Continue NEXT Concert Series at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BRIDGE THE GAP - the next segment of the NEXT Concert Series. (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Carly Hughes & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON Encore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

After a sold-out show this month at the Highline Ballroom, the 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series will repeat its performance of Broadway Sings Whitney Houston. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Ain Gordon World Premiere Set for Painted Bride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

1972: Dr. John Fryer dons an oversize tuxedo and rubber joke shop mask to become Dr. Henry Anonymous and confront the American Psychiatric Association with these words: 'I am a homosexual, I am a psychiatrist.' The latest work by renowned theatre artist Ain Gordon, 217 Boxes of Dr. Henry Anonymous, is a new play drawn from the 217 boxes of archive materials from national LGBT activist of Dr. John Fryer discovered by Ain Gordon during his two-year embedded artist status at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP). This new work is set to run, May 5-7, at the Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street. All performances are at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Painted Bride and Historical Society of Pennsylvania members can save $5. Tickets and more information are available online at or by phone at 215.925.9914. (more...)

BACK TO THE FUTURE's Lea Thompson & More Join Motor City Comic Con 2016
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

BAM! POW! WOW! Superhero-sized news is creating excitementas Motor City Comic Con 2016 announces that more comic and media guests have been added to its 27 th annual, three-day, celebrity-filled metro Detroit comic event. (more...)

Winners Announced for LMGI Awards Show; THE REVENANT and SICARIO Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

The Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) announced the winners of its 3rd Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards tonight. The event honored the outstanding and creative international contributions of location professionals and film commissions in seven categories of film, television and commercials. The black-tie awards ceremony took place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale before an audience of 500, including LMGI members, industry executives and press. Location Manager David Doumeng served as host. (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

Justin Matthew Sargent and More to Star in NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) will welcome Broadway's Justin Matthew Sargent as the lead for its world premiere of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Paramount Pictures & DreamWorks Pictures' GHOST IN THE SHELL Begins Production
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures have announced that production is underway on “GHOST IN THE SHELL,” starring Scarlett Johansson (“AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON,” “LUCY”) and directed by Rupert Sanders (“SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN”). (more...)

Recipients of the 2016 TONY Honors for Excellence Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

It was announced today that attorney Seth Gelblum, vocal coach Joan Lader and costume shop proprietor Sally Ann Parsons will be the recipients of the 2016 Tony Honors for Excellence (more...)

Move Over Barbie! EMPIRE Doll Line Debuting This Fall
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Emerging doll company, Tonner-One World today announced that it has entered into a two year licensing agreement with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to create a line of collector dolls based on the beloved characters of critically-acclaimed, hit television series, EMPIRE. (more...)

Broadway's Jelani Remy, Apollo Link and More Set for NNJ Autism Speaks Walk This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The New Jersey Chapter of Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, will host the 2016 Northern New Jersey Autism Speaks Walk on Sunday, May 22 at Metlife Stadium. (more...)

Sony Pictures Reveals 'Spider-Man' Movie's Official Title!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

At yesterday's CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Sony Pictures revealed that the upcoming Spider-Man movie will be officially titled Spider-Man: HOMECOMING. (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Michael Keaton in Talks to Play Villain in Marvel & Sony's SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Michael Keaton may soon join the Marvel Universe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danielle Brooks, Ciara Renee & More Honor Whitney Houston at Latest BROADWAY SINGS Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, Broadway Sings Whitney Houston, in which a cast of 15 Broadway stars sang completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations, was held April 10 at Highline Ballroom. Check out photos from the evening below, featuring Danielle Brooks, Ciara Renee and more! (more...)

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