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Lacy Schwimmer Joins 'Legends Never Die' in the All-New 34th Season Beginning 2/11 at Flamingo Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Lacey Schwimmer has teamed up with Legends in Concert, the longest-running show in Las Vegas, to unveil a stunning new production number to open the show at Flamingo Las Vegas on February 11. (more...)

Cohesion Theatre Company to Present William Shakespeare's HENRY THE FIFTH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Cohesion Theatre Company is proud to announce the second main stage show of their 2016/17 Season, William Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth. (more...)

Tennessee Williams Festival Announces Annual Dinner in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival announces today that its Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2017. The gala will be held at Town Hall in Provincetown to support the organization's 12th-annual Festival, which will celebrate Tennessee Williams and William Shakespeare when performances around the world come to Provincetown from Sept. 21-24, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: RUN THE BEAST DOWN, Finborough Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 8, 2017

Run The Beast Down creates a world collapsing psychologically and socially as the foxes, real and metaphorical, close in on Charlie. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre Announces Lineup for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Following a record-breaking 2016-17 season,Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, announced last night the eight ambitious productions that will comprise the lineup for its 2017-2018 season. Highlights include the Peninsula premiere of the unforgettable musical, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; Larry Shue's award-winning comedy, THE FOREIGNER; the hit thriller, THE WOMAN IN BLACK; everyone's favorite musical,ANNIE; the Tony Award-winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER; the award-winning drama, THE ELEPHANT MAN; the national premiere of WHEN THAT I WAS…; and the raucous musical, THE FULL MONTY.  All performances will be held at Hillbarn Theatre, (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd. Foster City). Subscriptions ($210 - $336) are on sale now at hillbarntheatre.org or by calling 650.349.6411. (more...)

Dine and Imbibe with Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts This Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Love is in the air at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas Resorts this Valentine's Day with an array of delicious dining options and romantic restaurants perfect for sweethearts celebrating the special day. From fine dining to casual fare, love birds can enjoy menus for every palate this Valentine's Day including: (more...)

Kravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar Performers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in March 2017 with amazing performances from Hollywood to Bollywood, several fascinating lectures, two of Broadway's biggest hits, and the much-anticipated return of Michael Feinstein & the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. (more...)

Top Books in Honor of Queen Elizabeth's Sapphire Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee, marking the 65th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mile Square Theatre presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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New Fall 2017 Show Dates Announced For BRITNEY: PIECE OF ME At The Axis At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Following an incredibly successful 2016 and entering the fourth year of her wildly popular headlining residency, international megastar Britney Spears has announced 12 additional performances for her record-breaking residency. New dates for "Britney: Piece of Me" at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, will go on sale to the public Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. PT.  (more...)

BWW Review: Two Words for Seattle Shake's BRING DOWN THE HOUSE – Bad Ass
by Jay Irwin - Feb 6, 2017

Here in Seattle we are blessed to have an abundance of bad ass female theater professionals some you might even go so far as to call local theater royalty. Well now Seattle Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Upstart Crow Collective have taken those bad ass women and dropped them in a traditionally male dominated play, Shakespeare's Henry VI Trilogy which they have turned into a two parter and labeled "Bring Down the House". (more...)


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Comedy Central Premieres New Series THE HIGH COURT, Starring Doug Benson, 2/27
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The “highest court in the land” just took on a new meaning in THE HIGH COURT, a new Comedy Central series from comedian Doug Benson. (more...)

BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Mile Square Theatre
by Adam Cohen - Feb 6, 2017

Mary Catherine Burke, director of Mile Square Theatre's production of 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown' has a stated preference for comedy with bite. In this she successfully mines Charles Shultz' Peanuts comic strip for all the inherent anxiety and wit. Her team - including the cast - create a production with bark (sorry) that captures Shultz' philosophical musings and flights of fanciful imagination. With strong bright Sunday comic, Saturday morning cartoon candy colored lighting (Elaine Wong) and a wisely kid perspective skewing set (Jen Price Fick) and musical director (Terri Gorgone) at the keys, the intrepid, peppy cast of six sings and dances their way into your hearts. They are a wily charming bunch who radiate atomic warm into a smiling audience. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/4/2017
by - Feb 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/4/2017. (more...)

MAT FRANCO – MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY Celebrates 500th Performance in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Last night (Feb. 25, 2017), in recognition of 500 awe-inspiring performances of MAT FRANCO - MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, magician Mat Franco and the cast and crew of the hit stage production invited the entire audience at the 7 p.m. performance to join in the magical celebration with a presentation of 500 custom cupcakes. Prior to taking their seats for the milestone performance, guests were greeted at the door with their very own celebratory cupcake. After the show, the company continued the celebration backstage with a champagne toast while sharing laughs and stories from the sensational run. (more...)

BWW Review: Biting through the Dam with THE PROVIDENCE OF NEIGHBORING BODIES
by Kristen Morale - Feb 25, 2017

Written by Jean Ann Douglass and directed by Jess Chayes, The Providence of Neighboring Bodies comes to Theater 511 (in association with Ars Nova) for its World Premiere in New York. Featuring a powerhouse cast of only three and a truly thought-provoking plot that gets more intricate the more I think about it, Providence brings a lot of great artistic decisions together in such a small space, and in so short a time. The play's two main characters are like two sides of the thought process: one side allowing the open-mindedness and electricity of life permeate its every fiber, while the other dwells on the certainty that everything about its life (in Providence) is just not very promising. (more...)

Typhoid Rosie Ties You Up with New Video for 'Baby I Want You'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

TYPHOID ROSIE is BACK with their seductively captivating new video for 'Baby I Want You.' Offering up a unique blend of sultry Indie-Rock for your ears, the band entices with a steamy hint of Punk Rock. (more...)

Disney/Pixar's CARS 3 Gears Up for a Season-Long Ride with NASCAR
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Disney•Pixar's CARS 3 is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: 19 ANNIES Reunite In Honor of Musical's 40th Anniversary; Perform 'Tomorrow'
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The beloved musical ANNIE has been delighting audiences on stage and screen for forty years and now for the first time, Inside Edition gathered together four generations of actresses who have played the iconic character (more...)

Francois Archambault's YOU WILL REMEMBER ME Gets Quebec English-Language Premiere at Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Francois Archambault, the Governor General Award-winning Quebecois playwright, receives the Quebec English-language premiere of his 2015 play, You Will Remember Me (Tu te souviendras de moi), at Centaur Theatre from March 7th to April 2nd, 2017. The coincidentally titled production is the last play that Roy Surette will direct as Centaur's Artistic and Executive Director before returning to the West coast in June to helm Touchstone Theatre. (more...)

MVT Rocks Your World in ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Manoa Valley Theatre parties on in its 2016-17 season, with the rock musical, "Rock of Ages," by Chris D'Arienzo from the 2015 Broadway season. It's the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary rock and roll venues. The fairy-tale madness is about to end, though, when developers unveil plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can a pack of rock and rollers save the strip-and themselves-before it's too late?  Music of headliner pop bands from the era holds the answer. This is a Hawaii premiere. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE HANDS OF LIBERACE at Crest Theatre At Old School Square
by Debbie Hall - Feb 22, 2017

One of America's premiere virtuoso pianists Philip Fortenberry, who has performed on Broadway and the Las Vegas Strip, will debut his first solo tour in Florida. Celebrating the musical genius of Liberace in his concert, "The Hands of Liberace," Fortenberry will share his insights as well as play some well-known and loved pieces. (more...)

Crunch Fitness Launches Newest Location In Schaumburg, IL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Crunch, the health club chain best known for making serious fitness fun through unique programming and cutting-edge training, announces the opening of its newest franchise location at 616 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, Illinois. Open for workouts since December of 2016, Crunch Schaumburg brings its 'No Judgments' philosophy and fusion of fitness meets entertainment to this active community. (more...)

Comedian Carrot Top Returns to the State Theatre for First Time Since 2005
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????A pop culture icon returns to the State Theatre as comedian Carrot Top is set to take the stage on Sunday, March 19th.  This marks the 10th time Carrot Top is performing at the historic venue and the first since 2005. (more...)

Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Sam Hunt Lead The Way To Vegas' Fourth Annual Route 91 Harvest Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Route 91 Harvest will return for a fourth year to Las Vegas Village with high-rollers Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Sam Hunt leading the star-powered lineup. Artists including Lauren Alaina, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Kane Brown, Brothers Osborne, Josh Abbott Band, Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Michael Ray, High Valley and Brett Young are also slated to play.   (more...)

Celebrate Hollywood's Biggest Night at Caesars Palace and The Cromwell
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Celebrate the pinnacle of awards season at two of the hottest bars on the Strip - Alto Bar at Caesars Palace and Bound by Salvatore at The Cromwell, on Sunday, Feb. 26.  (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents THE FARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Textile Co. is presenting The Fare, a new play about how a dispute between a Pakistani cabbie and a banker sets off events that change both of their lives. The show, which  runs at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave., in Manhattan, March 16 to 26 Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 3 p.m., is an Actors' Equity approved showcase. (more...)

iSolved Network Sponsors IPPA 2017 Sales & Marketing Conference at Platinum Level
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

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Pittsburgh Opera To Collaborate Promoting THE SUMMER KING With Free Community Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera is partnering with The Josh Gibson Foundation and other organizations on a series of free community events, during Black History Month and beyond, to mark the world premiere of The Summer King - The Josh Gibson Story. (more...)

Scout Durwood to Release 'Take One Thing Off' via Blue Elan Records, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

As much as this is a story about a comedian, singer, and actress, it really starts with a kid who wore a tiara to school every day… That kid grew up to be Scout Durwood. Many years before she made audiences laugh starring on MTV's Mary + Jane and Oxygen's Funny Girls, she knew that being different was her greatest strength. (more...)

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Opens at Omaha Community Playhouse 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Rock of Ages, running March 3 - April 2, 2017 in the Hawks Mainstage Theatre at Omaha Community Playhouse, is set in L.A.'s infamous Sunset Strip in 1987. It tells the story of Drew, a boy from South Detroit, and Sherrie, a small-town girl, both in L.A. to chase their dreams of making it big and falling in love. This jukebox musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It uses the hits of the 1980s to tell its story, including "Sister Christian," "We're Not Gonna Take It," "Dead or Alive," "I Want to Know What Love Is," "Here I Go Again," "Don't Stop Believing" and many more. Rock of Ages takes you back to the times of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! Contains mischievous behavior, suggestive and adult dialogue and comedic reference to drug usage. (more...)

Miranda Hart To Make West End Stage Debut As Miss Hannigan In ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Multi award-winning comedy writer, actor and author Miranda Hart, will make her West End Theatre debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie opening in the West End in May 2017.  Previews at the Piccadilly Theatre will begin on 23 May 2017 with opening night on 5 June 2017. (more...)

Albuquerque Little Theatre Announces 88th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Albuquerque Little Theatre has announced the details for its 88th season! See the  full lineup below: (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents THE SUMMER KING - THE JOSH GIBSON STORY, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pittsburgh Opera's 2016-'17 season concludes with the first world premiere in our illustrious 78-year history. Opera lovers, baseball fans, and Pittsburghers of all stripes will be dazzled by Daniel Sonenberg's The Summer King - the Josh Gibson Story, at the Benedum Center April 29th - May 7th. (more...)

Pakistani Cabbie and Banker's Lives Collide in New Play at TNC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Textile Co. is presenting The Fare, a new play about how a dispute between a Pakistani cabbie and a banker sets off events that change both of their lives. (more...)

Plain White T's to Perform Two Night Engagement at Caesar's Palace
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Celebrated rock 'n' roll band Plain White T's will perform a two-night engagement at the iconic Cleopatra's Barge at Caesars Palace with a unique acoustic show March 30 and 31, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY - A Dazzling Debut
by Lynn Beaver - Feb 14, 2017

Texas State University Musical Theatre Department has long been an exemplary program, but with the debut of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY, they move into the realm of the best professional companies around. (more...)

Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill Headed to the Strip for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra has announced the initial casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Researchers engineer 'thubber,' a stretchable rubber that packs a thermal conductive punch, for heated garments and robot muscles
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

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STUFISH Takes London by Storm with SOHO World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The world premiere of SOHO - a thrill ride of circus, street and theatre performance, re-creating the exciting, edgy and voyeuristic world of London's Soho - created by rock'n'roll global power house Stufish, opens at West End's THE PEACOCK from Saturday 6 - Saturday 20 May 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer and Poet Dominique Venzella Woods
by Mark C. Lloyd - Feb 13, 2017

BWW Interviews: Writer Dominique Venzella Woods (more...)

AMERICAN RADICAL to Spotlight Women's Rights at Middlebury Actors Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Middlebury Actors Workshop will present Kate Redway's new play, American Radical at Town Hall Theater March 3 - 5.    (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Due To Popular Demand, Pitbull Returns To Headline Limited Las Vegas Engagement TIME OF OUR LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

After extremely successful runs in 2015 and 2016, international music sensation Pitbull will return to The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in 2017 to headline an eight-night limited engagement with his unique Vegas show, "Time Of Our Lives," July 21 through August 5. The show is being presented jointly by Caesars Entertainment and Live Nation. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Cirque Alfonse Blends Traditional Circus With Contemporary Culture In A Night Of Bearded Hipster Athleticism And Humour.
by Jade Kops - Feb 12, 2017

Canadian circus troupe Cirque Alfonse returns to Australia, bringing their Hipster circus BARBU, filled with hirsute men to Sydney Opera House to delight audiences. (more...)

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Presents Magic and Mystery with MYSTERIES OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????Cortland Repertory Theatre prepares audience members to be astonished with mentalist and magician Paul Draper in his unique and fascinating show MYSTERIES OF THE MIND on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30.  (more...)

Shapov Releases 'Four Corners EP'; Out Now on Axtone Records
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Russian starlet Shapov follows up his Axwell collaboration 'Belong' with a 4 track EP, titled 'Four Corners'. Showcasing both his talent and his taste for bold electronic music, the EP will be released via Axtone Records on the 10th February. (more...)

MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY Celebrates 500 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

In celebration of 500 awe-inspiring performances of MAGIC REINVENTED NIGHTLY at The LINQ Hotel & Casino, magician Mat Franco is receiving a prime piece of Las Vegas real estate - joining the ranks of resident performers like Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Donny and Marie, and others with his very own larger-than-life-sized building wrap on The Strip. The 7 p.m.performance on Saturday, Feb. 25 will mark the production's 500th performance at The LINQ since opening in Aug. 2015. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES and THE MUSIC MAN IN CONCERT Coming to Cain Park This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The City of Cleveland Heights announces the regional premiere of ROCK OF AGES will be produced in the Alma Theater June 8-25 as part of Cain Park's 2017 season. The beloved songs from Meredith Willson's classic, THE MUSIC MAN, will be presented in a concert version August 5-6 in the Evans Amphitheater with Liza Grossman's Contemporary Youth Orchestra. (more...)

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