SES launching capital raising to fund move to 100% of O3b Networks
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

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Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Pay Tribute to THE GOLDEN GIRLS, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Harry Pitz, father of Cherry Pitz, suggested to his friend Stanley Zbornak that he look up his daughter when in NYC. Little did Harry know Cherry was in dire need of a co-producer for the June show. Always quick to come up with a scheme to see some fast cash and lovely flesh, Stan messed the whole thing up and called in his ex-wife and her friends to save the day. But can even Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia help Cherry Pitz make the show happen? (more...)

The Puzzle Theatre Festival Announces 2016 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The 6th Annual The Puzzle, a theatre festival at the historic Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, has announced its 2016 line-up which begins Monday, June 20th and runs until Saturday, June 25th.  (more...)

SPYR's Pocket Starships to Complete 'Soft Launch' in 2016 with Significant Content Expansion
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Simic declared Special Guest Poet for the 13th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Susan Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, announced that Charles Simic, former United States Poet Laureate (2007-2008) and 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner, will serve as Special Guest Poet at the 13th annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, which will be held next January 16-21 at Old School Square in Delray Beach. (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, today announced the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to the animated feature film PLAYMOBIL (more...)

MY BROTHER ELVIS Be Released Worldwide on 39TH Anniversary of Presley's Passing
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

David E. Stanley, Elvis Presley's step brother whom Elvis took under his wing as a young adolescent to work with him on tour in the 70's, will release his new book, My Brother Elvis, worldwide on Amazon on August 16. (more...)

Ivan James Pens 'The Life and Death of Hobby Horse Hall Race Track'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Ivan James has always enjoyed horse racing, even describing it as an 'unmatched passion' of his. His fascination with this sport has evolved from pastime to an intellectual pursuit, the result of which is his book 'The Life and Death of Hobby Horse Hall Race Track' (published by Xlibris). A new marketing campaign is all set to promote James' work which was first published in 2015. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 6 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks can advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN with a Game 6 victory in the Western Conference Final against David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. (more...)

Theatre in the Park Opens 2016 Season with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The musical CABARET, with music by Kansas City's own John Kander and lyrics by partner Fred Ebb, opens the 2016 summer season at Theatre in the Park on Friday night, June 3. The powerful musical about life in Berlin in the 1930s as the Nazi party begins its rise to power continues through Saturday, June 5, and again the following Wednesday, June 8 through Saturday, June 11. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates to the seating bowl open at 6:30 p.m.; the show begins at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: NEW YORK CITY BALLET's 'Classic NYCB II' Is a Reminder of Why the Company in an Artistic Treasure
by Sondra Forsyth - May 24, 2016

On the afternoon of May 22nd 2016, audience members at a nearly sold out performance of New York City Ballet's 'Classic NYCB II' program at the Koch Theater in Lincoln Center were treated to five selections that underscored the impressive range and enduring excellence of the troupe's repertoire. (more...)

IoT in Healthcare Market to be Worth $409.9 Billion by 2022: Grand View Research, Inc
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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NBC Brings in Big Numbers for the Week in Adults 18-49 with THE VOICE & BLINDSPOT
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

 NBC has delivered an average 1.1 rating, 4 share in adults 18-49 and 5.0 million viewers overall for the primetime ratings week of May 16-22, according to “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research.  (more...)

'Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions' is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

GHENT, Belgium, May 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In this anticipated follow-up toMergers and Acquisitions Integration Handbook, distinguished M&A expert Scott Whitaker delivers his popular brand of solid, actionable guidance to the complex process of cross-border M&A. With contributions from 10 Global PMIPartners from 9 countries, Whitaker's newest book is available fororder now. This book is a practical toolbox for corporate strategy and development professionals dealing with the many challenges involved in cross-border M&A. (more...)

Tickets to Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Broward Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning, worldwide smash hit, Broadway musical is returning to Fort Lauderdale as a 2015-2016 Broadway in Fort Lauderdale season option.  Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 15-19, 2016. For information on the production, visit www.BeautyAndTheBeastOnTour.com. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Offer Inside Look at Set Transformation
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

  In response to audience interest, Everyman has announced a unique experience that invites patrons to watch backstage crews transform the set from Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman into Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire - the two classics making up the Theatre's Great American Rep. This free, ticketed experience will begin immediately following matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays, starting May 28 and running through June 12. (more...)

Fred Armisen-Hosted SNL Ranks #1 for the Night in Metered Markets
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

The May 21 telecast of 'Saturday Night Live,' with host Fred Armisen and musical guest Courtney Barnett, averaged a 3.7 rating, 10 share in household results from the 56 markets metered by Nielsen Media Research and a 1.7/9 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters. (more...)

Stanley Martin Homes breaks ground for new condos at West Broad Marketplace
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Bradley M. Towson Joins Atlanta Retirement Partners
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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NT LIVE's THE AUDIENCE, ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS & More Returning to Select Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

A selection of National Theatre Live's most celebrated and acclaimed broadcasts will be returning to cinemas in 2016. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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

Booz Allen Hamilton Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering by Affiliate of the Carlyle Group
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

NBCSN Airs Western Conference Final Game 5 Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBCSN presents a crucial Game 5 of the 2016 Stanley Cup Western Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET, as Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis Blues host Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks with their best-of-7 series tied at two games apiece. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/22/16- Laurence Olivier
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2016

Happy Birthday, Laurence Olivier! Born in 1907, Olivier remains one of the most revered actors of the 20th century. He was the first artistic director of the National Theatre of Great Britain and its main stage is named in his honour. Olivier's career as a stage and film actor spanned more than six decades and included a wide variety of roles, from the title role in Shakespeare's Othello and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night to the sadistic Nazi dentist Christian Szell in Marathon Man and the kindly but determined Nazi-hunter in The Boys from Brazil. Olivier played more than 120 stage roles: Richard III, Macbeth, Romeo, Hamlet, Othello, Uncle Vanya, and Archie Rice in The Entertainer. He appeared in nearly sixty films, including William Wyler's Wuthering Heights, Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca, Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus, Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake Is Missing, Richard Attenborough's Oh! What a Lovely War, and A Bridge Too Far, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Sleuth, John Schlesinger's Marathon Man, Daniel Petrie's The Betsy, Desmond Davis' Clash of the Titans, and his own Henry V, Hamlet, and Richard III. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/21-5/22/2016
by - May 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Sunday, May 22, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents the Midwest Premiere of Richard Bean's One Man, Two Guvnors, based on Carlo Goldoni's The Servant of Two Masters, with songs by Grant Olding and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. One Man, Two Guvnors runs May 12 - June 12, 2016 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Showtime Sports to Sample New Series ALL ACCESS: QUEST FOR THE STANLEY CUP Today
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

SHOWTIME Sports is giving viewers an opportunity to sample the first episode of the anticipated new series 'ALL ACCESS: Quest For The Stanley Cup' across multiple platforms and devices as well as on NHL Network following the series premiere on Friday, May 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

BWW Review: Abbey Theatre's THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS Mixes Classic with Modern at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - May 20, 2016

it's a shame this production only played the Kennedy Center for two performances, but for the lucky theatergoers that had a chance to see it, it is certainly a memorable one. (more...)

Blues-Sharks Western Conference Final Game 4 Airs on NBC This Saturday
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

This weekend's Stanley Cup Conference Finals coverage is highlighted by Game 4 of the Western Conference Final on NBC in primetime this Saturday, immediately following the Preakness Stakes, when Brent Burns and the San Jose Sharks host David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. Puck drop of Saturday's Game 4 on NBC is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. ET. (more...)

New York Zen Center Shares AWAKE AT THE BEDSIDE
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

NEW YORK, May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being. Awake at the Bedside supports this development of love and compassion.' His Holiness the XIV DalaiLama (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Winner Joanna Gleason Attends JCCA's 'CELEBRATION OF HOPE' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

More than 300 people attended JCCA's annual Celebration of Hope: A Gala to Benefit Children and Families at Jazz at Lincoln Center May 18, 2016. The festive event raised more than $700,000 to help the 16,000 vulnerable, abused children and families served by JCCA, one the national's oldest child and family services agencies. One of the highlights of the evening was Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason's song 'Lullaby.' She dedicated it to the 'beautiful children JCCA serves.' Scroll down for a photo of Gleason at the event! (more...)

NBCSN Airs Game 3 in the Western Conference Final Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2016

NBC Sports Group's Stanley Cup Playoffs coverage shifts to the west coast tonight at 9 p.m. ET on NBCSN for a pivotal Game 3 in the Western Conference Final, whenBrent Burns and the San Jose Sharks host David Backes and the St. Louis Blues. (more...)

NBC Sports to Present Game 3 of NHL Eastern League Conference Final Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

NBCSN presents a pivotal Eastern Conference Final Game 3 matchup tonight at 8 p.m. ET, as Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Tampa to face Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning with their series tied at one game apiece. (more...)

Samantha Ponder & More ESPN Commentators to Have New College Football Roles
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

Four prominent ESPN commentators will have new college football roles for the upcoming 2016 season, it was announced by Mark Gross, ESPN, senior vice president, production & remote events. (more...)

Taylor Stanley Promoted to Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

New York City Ballet announced today that Taylor Stanley has been promoted to principal dancer, effective immediately. (more...)

Henry Schein's Chairman and CEO To Discuss The Future of Health Care At The World Summit On Innovation & Entrepreneurship
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Frank Langella-Led THE FATHER get One Week Extension at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Father, the new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, with a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage) and directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt, Outside Mullingar, City of Conversation) will extend by one week at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement, which opened on April 14 to critical raves, has been extended through Sunday, June 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tom Hibberd Honored at Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

On Friday May 13, The Media Theatre was packed with a near capacity crowd. The production of '1776' was to begin at 8pm, but the real draw for the evening was the tribute held prior to the show for one of the most popular and beloved members of the Media community, Mr. Stanley T. 'Tom' Hibberd III.  (more...)

Digital Realty Prices Common Stock Offering
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Hershey Felder Set for George Gershwin Event at The Jewish Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The Jewish Museum will present WISH YOU WERE HERE: GEORGE GERSHWIN on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:30pm. Jens Hoffmann, Deputy Director, Exhibitions and Public Programs, will speak with 'George Gershwin' as portrayed by pianist and playwright Hershey Felder. (more...)

NBCSN Airs Game 2 of the Western Conference Final Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

NBCSN presents Game 2 of the Western Conference Final tonight at 8 p.m. ET, when David Backes and the St. Louis Blues host Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks, as San Jose looks to even the series at one game apiece. (more...)

All-Star Line Up Joins Grant Cardone TV
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

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Sharks/Blues & Lightning/Penguins Matches Break Records on NBCSN
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

NBCSN's Game 1 presentations of the Western Conference Final last night and the Eastern Conference Final on Friday night, featuring the San Jose Sharks vs. St. Louis Blues and Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, delivered the second- and third-best Conference Final Game 1 overnight ratings ever on NBCSN, according to the Nielsen Company. (more...)

Scoop: Movie Special: EASY A on FOX - Friday, May 20, 2016
by - May 16, 2016

Get all the scoop on Movie Special: EASY A, airing on FOX on Friday, May 20, 2016! (more...)

NBC Sports Scores Record Overnight Rating for PREMIER LEAGUE 'Championship Sunday'
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Despite Leicester City winning the Premier League title two weeks ago, the three clubs assured of relegation already determined, and the postponement of Manchester United-Bournemouth, NBCUniversal scored a ratings record for yesterday's “Championship Sunday” programming. (more...)

Opera San Jose Names New Resident Singers for 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opera San José is pleased to announce it has added four new singers to its resident company, bringing the total number of members to six for the 2016-17 season. The new singers are soprano Sylvia Lee, soprano Ksenia Popova, baritone Brian James Meyer, and bass-baritone Colin Ramsey. (more...)

August Wilson's JITNEY and COST OF LIVING Added to MTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced two additional productions as part of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2016-2017 season: The Broadway premiere of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson and the New York Premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Mandy Greenfield Artistic Director. Cost of Living will have its World Premiere at Williamstown Theatre Festival on the Nikos Stage from June 29 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

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