Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 31, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Brian d'Arcy James Makes us All Proud at the SAG AWARDSVIDEO: Brian d'Arcy James Makes us All Proud at the SAG AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Current SOMETHING ROTTEN! star Brian d'Arcy James took home a blue statue at last night's SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in SPOTLIGHT, alongside Broadway vets Billy Crudup, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, and John Slattery, as well as Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Stanley Tucci. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among NomineesCarol Burnett to Receive SAG AWARDS Honor Tonight; Uzo Aduba, Kevin Spacey Among Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Broadway veterans and theater stars abounded in this year's esteemed list of nominations. In film, the category of Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Lead Role included Bryan Cranston for TRUMBO, Michael Fassbender for STEVE JOBS and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne for THE DANISH GIRL. (more...)

Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!Hollywood Celebrates the 22nd Annual SAG AWARDS; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

Winners of the 22nd ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS were revealed tonight, Saturday, January 30th (beginning at 8PM) on a simulcast airing live on TNT and TBS. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Pops The Question-Just How Romantic Are You?BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Pops The Question-Just How Romantic Are You?
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jan 29, 2016

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY: Romantic Or Schmaltzy? (more...)

Photo Flash: SESAME STREET LIVE's Elmo & Grover Visit NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's HospitalPhoto Flash: SESAME STREET LIVE's Elmo & Grover Visit NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

In celebration of Sesame Street Live 'Let's Dance!' coming to The Theater at Madison Square Garden February 11-21, favorite Sesame Street friends Elmo and Grover made an appearance at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital yesterday, Wednesday, January 27. (more...)

Kathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella  in MTC's THE FATHER on BroadwayKathryn Erbe & More Join Frank Langella in MTC's THE FATHER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced complete casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), in a new production directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) atMTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray This MarchTHE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 Arrives on Digital HD, Blu-ray This March
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Suzanne Collins' best-selling book trilogy comes to a thrilling resolution in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2, arriving on Digital HD March 8 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack + Digital HD, DVD + Digital, and On Demand March 22 (more...)

Hotel Tell-All Oyster Publishes Editors' Choice AwardsHotel Tell-All Oyster Publishes Editors' Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Oyster.com, the hotel tell-all known for its independent and unbiased expert hotel reviews, today announced the winners of its Editors' Choice Awards. The site, which launched in June 2009 with just 250 hotels, was acquired by TripAdvisor, Inc., over two years ago and today has over 12,000 hotel reviews. Oyster's editorial team visits hotel properties around the world and takes photos of the properties that often differ from hotel-supplied photography of properties (famously known as 'Photo Fakeouts). (more...)

Experience Kenya and Tanzania's Breathtaking Highlights and Wildlife  on a Lion World Travel SafariExperience Kenya and Tanzania's Breathtaking Highlights and Wildlife on a Lion World Travel Safari
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Jan. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Lion World Travel is offering an exciting "Discover East Africa" safari to Nairobi, Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire. This package features a variety of luxury hotels and camps starting from $3,899, land only, based on two people traveling the May departure. There is no extra charge for single travelers. (more...)

Topgolf Acquires World Golf Tour, Launches New Media and International Divisions Plus Holding CompanyTopgolf Acquires World Golf Tour, Launches New Media and International Divisions Plus Holding Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

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HighQ completes $50 million growth financing round from One Peak Partners, Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking and Goldman Sachs Private CapitalHighQ completes $50 million growth financing round from One Peak Partners, Morgan Stanley Merchant Banking and Goldman Sachs Private Capital
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

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BWW Review: WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? at Island City StageBWW Review: WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD? at Island City Stage
by Roger Martin - Jan 27, 2016

These babes would stop a 747 in full flight at thirty-five thousand feet. (more...)

Ovation's New Documentary Programming Block Kicks Off 2/25Ovation's New Documentary Programming Block Kicks Off 2/25
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Ovation, America's only arts network, is launching a new, weekly documentary block beginning Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm ET that feature some of the world's biggest artists - and the contemporary stars who love them. (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen Abe Vigoda Dies at 94Star of Stage and Screen Abe Vigoda Dies at 94
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Abe Vigoda, best known for his roles as mobster Tessio in THE GODFATHER and as Detective Sgt. Fish in the TV comedy BARNEY MILLER has passed away at age 94. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play the Fabulous Fox, March 11-13Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play the Fabulous Fox, March 11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to St. Louis as part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 11 - 13. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

Brooklyn Repertory Theatre Presents Chekhov's THREE SISTERSBrooklyn Repertory Theatre Presents Chekhov's THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Brooklyn Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Elisabeth Ng and Managing Director Ilinca Tuvene have announced that A. P. Chekhov's Three Sisters, adapted and directed by Victor Cervantes Jr, will premiere Thursday, February 4th at The Fourth Street Theatre, at 83 East 4th Street. (more...)

London Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTYLondon Classic Theatre to Launch New Tour of Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Following successful tours of Alan Ayckbourn's Absent Friends and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot in 2015, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party. Cabot directs a cast including Jonathan Ashley (Goldberg), Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Stanley), Cheryl Kennedy (Meg), Ged McKenna (Petey), Declan Rodgers (McCann) and Imogen Wilde (Lulu). The production tours to 37 venues around the UK this spring/summer, starting at Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham on 17 February. (more...)

BWW Interview: DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Play Wichita Community TheatreBWW Interview: DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Play Wichita Community Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jan 23, 2016

The highly anticipated Wichita Community Theatre production of Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, opens January 27th. The process, according to the company, has been intense and academic. (more...)

Rita Moreno Cancels American Songbook Performance TodayRita Moreno Cancels American Songbook Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

This just in! Rita Moreno has cancelled this evening's Lincoln Center Performance. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National TourReview Roundup: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour
by Review Roundups - Jan 22, 2016

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, launched in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center with an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. (more...)

New Children's Book to Support National Reading DayNew Children's Book to Support National Reading Day
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Today, Navigant (NYSE: NCI) and author Craig Frazier announced the limited edition release of the children's book, Catch That Hat! The colorfully illustrated book about the importance of perseverance will be donated to children's libraries, nonprofit organizations, and schools across the globe in conjunction with National Reading Day in the United States. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE  at Keegan TheatreBWW Reviews: PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE at Keegan Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Jan 22, 2016

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WHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD Extends Run at Island City StageWHO KILLED JOAN CRAWFORD Extends Run at Island City Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Due to popular demand the world premiere of 'Who Killed Joan Crawford' has been extended through February 21. 'Some performances were sold out even before the production opened' said Artistic Director, Andy Rogow. 'The word of mouth has been terrific and we continue to work on the play to make it even more fun and entertaining'. (more...)

e-Shang and the Redwood Group Announce Strategic Merger--Creates Foremost Pure-play Pan-Asia Logistics Real Estate Platforme-Shang and the Redwood Group Announce Strategic Merger--Creates Foremost Pure-play Pan-Asia Logistics Real Estate Platform
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

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Final Season of STANLEY ON THE GO Premieres Next Week on RLTVFinal Season of STANLEY ON THE GO Premieres Next Week on RLTV
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

RLTV, the only cable network and online destination for Generation 50+, premieres the final season of Stanley On The Go on Tuesday, January 26 at 10:00PM ET. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MOUNTAINTOP Imagines Meeting the Real Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.BWW Review: THE MOUNTAINTOP Imagines Meeting the Real Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 8, 2016

How often have you wondered what it would be like to go back in time and talk to an historical icon? Katori Hall's THE MOUNTAINTOP is a gripping and often humorous re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that won London's 2010 Olivier Award for best new play. It's one of the best ways imaginable to honor Dr. King, Black History Month and the Black Lives Matter movement by experiencing its Los Angeles premiere at the Matrix Theatre, directed by Obie Award-winner Roger Guenveur Smith and starring Larry Bates and Danielle Truitt. I cannot imagine any two actors more suited to step into the shoes of these two characters, having worked together in a previous production of the play at San Diego Rep, also directed by Smith. (more...)

BWW Review: Bristling A CITY OF CONVERSATION at ArenaBWW Review: Bristling A CITY OF CONVERSATION at Arena
by Roger Catlin - Feb 8, 2016

When Anthony Giardina's The City of Conversation opened at New York's Lincoln Center Theater in 2014, the depiction of a Georgetown political salon seemed so perfectly reflective of Washington, Arena Stage's Molly Smith rushed to get it staged here, and even succeeded in obtaining the same director, Doug Hughes. (more...)

BET Teams with American Black Film Festival on 2016 ABFF AWARDS, 2/23BET Teams with American Black Film Festival on 2016 ABFF AWARDS, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Today, ABFF Ventures and BET Networks announced their partnership to produce the “ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps and premiering on BET and Centric Tuesday, February 23rd at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Stage Tony-Winning ALL THE WAYPlayhouse on the Square to Stage Tony-Winning ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Playhouse on the Square presents the regional premiere of Robert Schenkkan's political drama All The Way. The winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, All The Way takes us to November 1963. An assassin's bullet has just catapulted Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency. A man with a towering ambition and appetite, LBJ finds himself embroiled in passing the Civil Rights Act as he campaigns for re-election, and searches for the recognition he so desperately wants. (more...)

New Relic to Present at Upcoming Investor ConferencesNew Relic to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

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Learn to Love I HATE HAMLET at Playhouse on Park This SpringLearn to Love I HATE HAMLET at Playhouse on Park This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

I HATE HAMLET is next up in Playhouse on Park's Mainstage series. Opening night is Friday, February 26, at 8:00 pm with a wine and cheese reception to proceed the show. (more...)

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE to Air on Reel 13 This MonthTHE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE to Air on Reel 13 This Month
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

John Frankenheimer's nail-biting black-and-white Cold War thriller The Manchurian Candidate is featured in the February Reel 13 lineup. (more...)

Saudi Arabia Oil Minister to Deliver Special Address at IHS CERAWeek 2016Saudi Arabia Oil Minister to Deliver Special Address at IHS CERAWeek 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

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Broadway's Tony Shalhoub to Star Opposite Aaron Tveit in New CBS Series BRAINDEADBroadway's Tony Shalhoub to Star Opposite Aaron Tveit in New CBS Series BRAINDEAD
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway's Tony Shalhoub has signed on for the lead role in CBS's upcoming comedy thriller series BRAINDEAD. (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Stanley Consultants Acquires Colorado Transportation FirmStanley Consultants Acquires Colorado Transportation Firm
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Bob Dynko and Ed Haski Join Strategic Risk Associates; Firm Expands in...Bob Dynko and Ed Haski Join Strategic Risk Associates; Firm Expands in...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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Washington Capitals to be Showcased Three Times This Week on NBC & NBCSNWashington Capitals to be Showcased Three Times This Week on NBC & NBCSN
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The league-leading Washington Capitals will be showcased three times on NBC and NBCSN this week, including a showdown with the Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL Game of the Week this Sunday at Noon ET on NBC, as NBC Sports Group begins second-half coverage of the 2015-16 NHL regular season. Coverage begins tonight with a matchup of the top two teams in the Eastern Conference, when Evgeny Kuznetsov and the Capitals host Jaromir Jagr and the Florida Panthers at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN (more...)

City Theatre's ISLAND SHORTS Returning to Key Biscayne, 2/5-7City Theatre's ISLAND SHORTS Returning to Key Biscayne, 2/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Back by popular demand, City Theatre's ISLAND SHORTS returns to Key Biscayne for a limited engagement of only three performances in the Island Room of the Key Biscayne Community Center on February 5, 6 and 7, 2016. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT Now Available on Digital HD, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand 2/23SPOTLIGHT Now Available on Digital HD, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD & On Demand 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The riveting true story of the dedicated investigative team that blew the lid off a monumental cover up, Spotlight is now available on Digital HD, and comes to Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and On Demand on February 23, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

CPCU Society Installs 2016 Leadership Council MembersCPCU Society Installs 2016 Leadership Council Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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DEATH OF A SALESMAN to Run 2/19-3/13 at Lakewood PlayhouseDEATH OF A SALESMAN to Run 2/19-3/13 at Lakewood Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

2016 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME Scores Big Ratings on NBCSN2016 HONDA NHL ALL-STAR GAME Scores Big Ratings on NBCSN
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Fueled by a new 3-on-3 tournament format and a two-goal performance by Pacific Division captain and All-Star Game MVP John Scott, the 2016 NHL All-Star Game on NBCSN was the most-watched and highest-rated All-Star Game in the network's history, averaging 1.595 million viewers and a 0.90 household rating, according to Fast National data from The Nielsen Company. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Alan Cumming's SAPPY SONGS Album Set for Release This WeekAlan Cumming's SAPPY SONGS Album Set for Release This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

BroadwayWorld already announced Alan Cumming's star-studded SAPPY SONGS concert at Carnegie Hall, and we're now excited to report that Yellow Sound Label will release ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS -- the new solo recording from the eclectic and electric Tony Award-winning performer -- on Friday, February 5, ahead of the event. (more...)

Spike TV to Develop New Scripted Drama PENDERGASTSpike TV to Develop New Scripted Drama PENDERGAST
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Spike has teamed up with Paramount Television and Universal Cable Productions to develop a scripted dramatic series, PENDERGAST. (more...)

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