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BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint
by Tyler Hinton - May 9, 2016

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Compan's Premiere of THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO Thrills Through Simple Beauty and Restraint (more...)

BWW Blog: Emma Mueller - Let the Chips Fall Where They May
by Guest Blogger: Emma Mueller - May 3, 2016

I sat on a bench by myself beside a winding Staircase and several closed doors, where other 17-year-olds like me were pouring their hearts out in audition room. I smoothed my dark blue dress and twisted my perfectly curled hair in between my fingers anxiously. My right leg was crossed over my left, and my foot was tapping the air sporadically as if that would help ease the nerves. I looked at the clock and only 30 seconds had passed since I had last checked the time.  (more...)

BWW Review: Disney Premieres Gorgeous FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION
by Ellen Dostal - May 29, 2016

Frozen fans will be ecstatic with the way Disney has re-imagined its much-loved blockbuster film for the stage, now that the doors to FROZEN - LIVE AT THE HYPERION are open on the Hollywood backlot of Disney California Adventure. And with its stunning state-of-the-art visual technology and heart-opening theatricality, it's safe to say that even Uncle Walt would be proud of his studio's latest creation. (more...)

'CURIOUS INCIDENT' to Offer Specially Priced Lottery in Celebration of Book's Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME announces a $13 Ticket Lottery in celebration of the 13th Anniversary of Mark Haddon's book The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time on Tuesday, May 31 at 5:00PM. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Nathan Lane and Gregory Hines Get In Touch With Their Feminine Sides, 1995
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The evening's musical comedy highlight was the pair belting out a medley of musical theatre hits written for women. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS at North Fork Community Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - May 19, 2016

Indeed the talented cast is the highlight at the North Fork Community Theatre's adorable incarnation of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, the David Yazbek/Jeffrey Lane musical based on the Steve Martin/Michael Caine blockbuster movie. The comedic timing, witty quips, and a hilarious, unsuspecting story truly make this a laugh-out-loud event. Running through May 29th at the Mattituck, Long Island, venue, the terrific cast is excellently directed by Laura Pearsall. (more...)

BWW Preview: PARK AVENUE CHAMBER SYMPHONY: INTROSPECTIONS: ELGAR & MENDELSSOHN... at All Saints Church, NYC
by Peter Danish - May 11, 2016

The mighty Park Avenue Chamber Symphony presents a richly eclectic program of classical and romantic masterpieces they have entitled 'Introspection: Elgar and Mendelssohn.' The program includes Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major (K. 313), The Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, and Mendelssohn's Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish.' (more...)

Curio – A Collection by Hilton Expands Alabama Presence with Opening of Redmont Hotel Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

"We're thrilled to add this boutique hotel - celebrated for its original details, art deco design and local artwork - to our growing collection," said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio - A Collection by Hilton. "This hotel beautifully mixes local history with modern upscale decor and amenities, which are underscored by its incredible location in the great city of Birmingham." (more...)

The Renaissance at Shorelands Unveils its Dazzling Platinum Penthouses
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

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MCC Theater Will Break Ground on New Performance Space Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that it will break ground on its first permanent home on March 22, 2016. Set to open in 2018, the space will unite MCC's diverse roster of programs under one roof for the first time in the company's three-decade history. The new facility will also allow MCC to expand its programming and establish it as a cultural anchor within the Clinton neighborhood. One of New York's leading nonprofit Off-Broadway companies, the institution fosters the dynamic exchange of ideas between artists, audiences, and young people through its productions of world, American, and New York premiere plays and musicals, a robust playwright development initiative, and one of the nation's leading arts education programs. (more...)

New Verizon Survey Identifies the Worst Phone Owners in America
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

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Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

DIY to Premiere New Season of VANILLA ICE PROJECT 4/23
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Pop iconVanilla Ice, a.k.a. Rob VanWinkle, tackles his next house flip in a new season of DIY Network's popular series, VANILLA ICE PROJECT. (more...)

Photo Flash: MCC Theater Breaks Ground on New Home with Help from Zachary Quinto and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

MCC Theater broke ground today on its first permanent home, which will unite the company's diverse roster of programs under one roof for the first time in its three-decade history. MCC Artistic Directors Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, and William Cantler were joined by Executive Director Blake West, members of the Board of Directors, New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, and members of the Theater's extended community of theater artists. Scroll down for photos from the event, plus renderings of the finished project! (more...)

Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland Set for New DIY Series SIGHT UNSEEN This July
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Rock star Wes Borland, best known as the guitarist and backup vocalist for multi-platinum rock band Limp Bizkit, and his fiancée, fellow musician Carré Callaway, traded their guitars for sledgehammers in DIY Network's new series SIGHT UNSEEN. (more...)

Breaking News: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Will Conclude Broadway Run in September
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The Tony Award-winning production of the National Theatre's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will close on Sunday, September 4, 2016. It will have played 23 previews and 800 regular performances (including 1 Actors Fund performance). The production opened on October 5, 2014 (previews began September 10, 2014) at the Barrymore Theatre. (more...)

DIY to Premiere SIGHT UNSEEN
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rock star Wes Borland, best known as the guitarist and backup vocalist for multi-platinum rock band Limp Bizkit, and his fiancée, fellow musician Carré Callaway, traded their guitars for sledgehammers in DIY Network's new series Sight Unseen. The six-episode series, which premieres in July, features the couple as they move to Detroit to tackle a massive whole-home fixer upper - a seven-bedroom Art Deco mansion - that they purchased after seeing only photos of the property (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

The Friday 5: Circle Players' CHILDREN OF EDEN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 18, 2016

Cast members Wesley King and Cassie Donegan move into our spotlight today, taking on our Friday 5 questions, offering you some insight into how they got to where they are today, what informs their creative process and, perhaps more importantly, telling why they think you should come see their show! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Mar 18, 2016

“Man of La Mancha” opened at Westchester Broadway Theatre in the usual grand way. It is certainly exciting to have a robust Cervantes/Don Quixote and silver voiced Aldonza/Dulcinea, but the production, itself needs to iron out some kinks. (more...)

Critic's Choice: This Weekend's Openings...'And All That Jazz'
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 17, 2016

Shows are opening, shows are closing and the newly reimagined national tour of The Phantom of the Opera continues its run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center this weekend. Theater in Tennessee continues its fast-paced run through 2016 with a number of new openings this week, thanks to Bongo After Hours Theatre, Nashville Rep, Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Circle Players and more - and Cumberland County Playhouse, Arts Center of Cannon County, Street Theatre Company, Lakewood Theatre Company and ACT 1 continue runs of their latest shows - to give you even more opportunities to celebrate the magic of live theater in the Volunteer State! And on Monday night, The Chicago Talking Machine Company premieres its first Nashville show at the Centennial Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: DATELINE 3/18 & 3/19 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 15, 2016

Get all the scoop on DATELINE 3/18 & 3/19, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour of PHANTOM Continues to Enchant Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 12, 2016

After 28 years, more than 10,000 performances on Broadway (where it reigns as the longest running show in history), countless tours and with rabid fans greeting the show at every stop, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera continues to amaze and delight, as noted in its press opening at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on March 11. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at The Paramount: For Frankie Valli Fans Only
by Amelia Reynolds - Mar 10, 2016

Okay, readers. I will be doing my best attempt to review The Paramount's production of 'Jersey Boys' objectively, considering that I am not a fan of Frankie Valli or The Four Seasons. Based on conversations I had with the people in the audience-and conversations I overheard-I seemed to be the only one that had never seen the production before, so I am also coming at this with this one 'Jersey Boys' experience. Bear with me, if you would. (more...)

Ruby's Inn at Bryce Canyon Welcomes 2016 BryceCon Game Convention
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

BRYCE CANYON CITY, Utah, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Historic Ruby's Inn is one week away from welcoming board game enthusiasts from across the country as it hosts the BryceCon game convention at Utah's acclaimed Bryce Canyon National Park. (more...)

CBS's 48 HOURS is Saturday's #1 Broadcast in Time Slot with Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

48 HOURS: “The Sober Truth” was Saturday's #1 broadcast at 10:00 PM with viewers and adults 25-54, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 2. (more...)

BWW Review: Go Ahead. Have GREAT EXPECTATIONS. Portland Center Stage Won't Disappoint.
by Krista Garver - Jan 26, 2016

Don't miss Portland Center Stage's excellent production of Book-It Repertory Theatre's GREAT EXPECTATIONS. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MANOR Returns for its 14th Season at Greystone Mansion
by Shari Barrett - Jan 24, 2016

"The Manor" is by now a Los Angeles/Beverly Hills institution, now in its 14th year and having surpassed its 200th performance in 2014. The show is a roman a clef, a fictionalization based on real events with the actual historical characters given new names. "The names have been changed to protect the guilty," is shared during the show's introduction to the audience. To lend authenticity to the tale, the show is presented in the grand and glorious architectural landmark in which the events of 87 years ago actually took place. Audience members are led from room to room in the lovingly restored marvelous Greystone Mansion as different scenes of the narrative are portrayed, leading up to a shocking and apparent murder and suicide. (more...)

BWW Review: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Good Hands at Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 22, 2016

There's Sondheim music galore playing at the Lyric Stage Company as Producing Artistic Director and recognized Sondheim expert Spiro Veloudos directs an octet of Boston musical theatre performers in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. In effect, the composer/lyricist is the ninth member of the ensemble as he appears onscreen, larger than life, providing intimate commentary on his life, his process, and his words and music. The video affords the opportunity to sit through a master class with the master, and the living, breathing actors demonstrate his brilliance with their starry interpretations. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Jack Benny and George Burns in HELLO, DOLLY!?; It Might Have Happened
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

Producer David Merrick brought in a parade of stars to follow Carol Channing, but there was one that got away. (more...)

From John Lithgow to Kevin Kline- Fans Chime in on the Ideal Horace for HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Dolly is a great comic role, but it requires a great foil playing opposite her. (more...)

It Takes A Horace! Who Should Star In HELLO, DOLLY! Opposite Bette Midler?
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

Dolly is a great comic role, but it requires a great foil playing opposite her. (more...)

BWW Review: LYN STANLEY's CD Release Party for INTERLUDES a Lush Evening of Entertainment
by Don Grigware - Jan 18, 2016

On Friday January15 internationally renowned jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley brought her CD release party for her latest hit album Interludes to the beautiful Art Deco La Cicada Club in downtown Los Angeles. It was a lush evening of jazz with a fabulous onstage orchestra of seasoned musicians and some delightful singing and dancing guest stars. (more...)

SundanceTV to Make Award-Winning Series THE STAIRCASE Available On Demand, Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

SundanceTV will make their Peabody Award winning series THE Staircase available on demand via the Sundance TV app and website beginning today, January 15th. T (more...)

BWW Interview: Maurice Hines Is Tappin' Thru History
by Naomi Serviss - Jan 13, 2016

Hines has created a charismatic confection that incorporates vintage photos, bittersweet memories, enthusiastic tap dancing and a mega-talented all-female band. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Winners Announced - Alec Walberg, Vanessa Severo and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Kansas City Awards winners. Highlights include Alec Walberg who won 'Best Actor in a Musical' for his role in LEGALLY BLONDE at Stage Right Performing Arts, Vanessa Severo who takes 'Best Actress in a Play' for THE MIRACLE WORKER at The Coterie, and Wai Yim, winning 'Best Actor in a Play' for Unicorn Theatre's THE OLDEST BOY.  Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Theatre Week Menu, Sam Fazio Valentine's Day Event Coming Up at Palmer House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, is proud to announce that it will be hosting HiBall Events' Valentine's 2016 dinner & show for the second year, Saturday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. (more...)

The Plan Collection Shares 8 Tips for Childproofing Your Home
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2016 - SCHOOL OF ROCK Auditions, OSCARS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 26, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK is on the lookout for fresh talent, and the OSCARS are this Sunday! (more...)

BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD at The Larry Keeton Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 26, 2016

There is an iconic scene in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of Sunset Boulevard - based on the memorable film by Billy Wilder - in which Norma Desmond returns triumphantly (in Norma's myopic view of life since the talkies spelled an end to silent pictures, in which she made her fortune with her expressive face) to Paramount studios for an impromptu meeting with Cecil B. DeMille on the set of Samson and Delilah. Impressively played by Ginger Newman in the Nashville debut of Sunset Boulevard at The Larry Keeton Theatre, Norma is beautifully clad in haute couture, generating star power and unaware that she has slipped into obscurity for the most part, her legions of fans decimated by time and the general vagaries of life. (more...)

Hilton Worldwide Establishes First Curio – A Collection by Hilton in Atlanta with Candler Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

"We are excited to partner with Stephen Miller and the team at REM Associates to bring the Curio collection to Atlanta's downtown community," said Matt Wehling, senior vice president, development - North America, Hilton Worldwide. "Paying homage to the iconic Candler building and Atlanta's heritage, Candler Hotel Atlanta will be a wonderful addition to our portfolio and is an ideal illustration of how Curio hotels are embracing and preserving significant structures across the U.S." (more...)

BWW Review: LES BALLETS DE MONTE CARLO Brings the Cinderella of Jean-Christophe Maillot to New York City Center
by Rose Marija - Feb 25, 2016

Jean-Christophe Maillot has put his own choreographic stamp on Sergei Prokofiev's Cinderella. The music is faster than that used in the classical version. For this reason, the up-tempo pace keeps the viewers from getting bored. The story is basically the same Cinderella story we have come to know since childhood. What is unusual is in the telling. (more...)

MAD to Present Liz Collins' 'KNITTING NATION Phase 15: Weaving Walls' This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

On Sunday, March 6, 2016, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will present KNITTING NATION Phase 15: Weaving Walls, a time-based installation and live labor performance by textile artist and designer Liz Collins. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Furr Is Banged Up and Bruised in NOISES OFF
by Joseph F. Panarello - Feb 22, 2016

David Furr has bruises; lots and lots of bruises. In his stellar performance as Gary Lejeune in the current revival of Michael Frayne's hilarious NOISES OFF, Furr slides on a floor scattered with sardines, stumbles down one Staircase. slips across a balcony, gets his foot caught in a box of theatrical props, wields a hatchet and falls down yet another Staircase which crumbles apart as he does so. It's an understatement to say that his role is physically demanding. (more...)

BWW Review: Irreverent AN ACT OF GOD Brings Deliciously Funny SEAN HAYES to the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Feb 11, 2016

Years ago, comedian extraordinaire George Burns inhabited God on film; when he spoke, we listened. The world was in love with Burns, so who presently has the charisma, that same unmistakable appeal? Why, Sean Hayes, of course! Everybody loved him as rambunctious but likable Jack McFarland in TV's Will & Grace. He's the man. Even the voice of God admits up front in An Act of God, currently onstage at the Ahmanson Theatre through March 13, that if he is going to come down and meet the people, there are certain things that He lacks, which Hayes possesses. 'He acts, he sings, he dances, not exceedingly well; he just does them, but in the end we find ourselves rooting for him, don't we? The funny thing is, he has no idea he's here. My depthless profundities will be aided by his offbeat charm.' (more...)

BWW Review: Bright and Wholesome, GEORGY GIRL Reconnects Audiences With The Fabulous Music Of The Seekers
by Jade Kops - Apr 7, 2016

Hit songs of the 60's are recreated in GEORGY GIRL – THE SEEKERS MUSICAL as the scandal free history of The Seekers is recounted. (more...)

New York Next for Glenn Close, Back in SUNSET BOULEVARD?
by Jessica Khan - Apr 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, with Glenn Close reprising her role as 'Norma Desmond', opened to all-around favorable reviews this week at the London Coliseum. With all of the hype surrounding the English National Opera's stripped-down production, lyricist Don Black told the New York Post: 'But of course there is talk of doing it somewhere else. I think there is a very good chance of it going to New York.' (more...)

Auction Announced for Palazzo Di Mare, 'The Great Gatsby Estate', in Vero Beach, Florida
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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BWW Review: DETC Triumphs with its Production of BAD JEWS
by Audrey Liebross - Apr 12, 2016

The Desert Ensemble Theatre (DETC), in Palm Springs, has put together a fabulous production of Joshua Harmon's off-Broadway hit, BAD JEWS. The four young actors and director Rosemary Mallett have done a superb job with the one-act comedic drama that presents the story of two brothers and their cousin arguing over a piece of religious jewelry after the death of their grandfather. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE to Present COOKIN' WITH GUS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

After breaking box office records with the comedy 'Murder at the Howard Johnson's and Broadway Musical Revue, 'PUTTIN' ON THE GLITZ!', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE (5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652) presents the uproarious comedy 'COOKIN' WITH GUS', April 15th through May 15th, 2016. (more...)

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