BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
by - May 1, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Hell Yes! Danielle Brooks Opens Up About Her Life-Changing Role in THE COLOR PURPLEBackstage with Richard Ridge: Hell Yes! Danielle Brooks Opens Up About Her Life-Changing Role in THE COLOR PURPLE
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 1, 2016

She's one of Broadway's sassiest new stars and she's making a splash this season as 'Sofia' in the critically acclaimed revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Danielle Brooks just told us all about her journey to TV and and Broadway in  SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as she explains to Richard Ridge how this role has changed her life- in more ways than one! (more...)

Jeremy Seghers Presents Peter Shaffer's EQUUS This Summer
by Louisa Brady - May 1, 2016

This Summer, Jeremy Seghers will direct Peter Shaffer's psychological drama 'Equus." Inspired by actual events, the play tells the story of Dr. Martin Dysart, a psychiatrist, who attempts to treat a young man named Alan Strang. While wrestling with his own sense of purpose, Dysart must discover why Strang suddenly and horrifically blinded six horses. (more...)

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by BWW - May 1, 2016

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by BWW - May 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWGeeksWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016Hottest Articles on BWWGeeksWorld.com for 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWGeeksWorld.com from 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016. (more...)

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by BWW - May 1, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com from 4/24/2016 - 5/1/2016. (more...)

GMHP Now Offering Morel Mushrooms Growing Kits for Mother's DayGMHP Now Offering Morel Mushrooms Growing Kits for Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Mother's Day is the heart of morel season across much of the United States. In many of the more southern states, morels start to appear in March and Mother's Day marks the last weekend of Morel hunting. Mother's Day usually signals the beginning of morel hunting season in the northern tier of states. (more...)

The Adobe Theater Presents THE WHITEHEADED BOY This SummerThe Adobe Theater Presents THE WHITEHEADED BOY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Who is "The Whiteheaded Boy"? He is the Irish equivalent of our 'Fair-haired child,' the one who can do no wrong, the one who is indulged in all that he does. He gets the largest piece of pie, the choicest piece of meat, and his favorite meal whenever he wants. He is the one who has been told since birth that he is 'different' from all the rest - special, better. He is the 'gifted' one, the boy for whom the gates of success will magically open simply because he asks. He is the one whose inevitable fall to Earth is especially painful because it is so unexpected. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 1
by Audition Roundup - May 1, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 1, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jon Robyns on LEGALLY BLONDE at Curve LeicesterBWW Interview: Jon Robyns on LEGALLY BLONDE at Curve Leicester
by Jenny Ell - Apr 30, 2016

Jon Robyns has had a sensational career in musical theatre over the last twelve years and has a CV that most performers could only dream of. He had had leading roles in productions such as Avenue Q, Les Miserables, Spamalot and Memphis to name but a few. Currently, he is playing Emmett Forrest in Curve's production of Legally Blonde in Leicester. BWW:UK speak to Robyns about his time on the show thus far, as well as career highlights and future goals. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kellie Pickler Talks Idol, Reality Series & Broadway DreamsBWW Interview: Kellie Pickler Talks Idol, Reality Series & Broadway Dreams
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 30, 2016

Today, Pickler speaks exclusively with BWW about her recent appearance on the Series Finale of AMERICAN IDOL, her recent partnership with Flonase Allergy Relief and her dream of one day starring in a Broadway musical! (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Presents Heath Saunders' Joe's Pub Debut on 5/9Musical Theatre Factory Presents Heath Saunders' Joe's Pub Debut on 5/9
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present Heath Saunders in concert at Joe's Pub featuring special guests Jason Gotay (Bring it On: The Musical), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Ashley Perez-Flanagan (Natasha, Pierre, & The Great Comet of 1812), Ally Bonino (Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat at MTF), Nikko Benson (Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat at MTF), and Trent Saunders (Aladdin) on May 9 at 9:30 p.m. at Joe's Pub. Tickets are $20 and available at http://bit.ly/1rFOGLR. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Manhattan Transfer to Perform at Blue Note Hawaii, 8/30-9/4The Manhattan Transfer to Perform at Blue Note Hawaii, 8/30-9/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, announces legendary vocal quartet The Manhattan Transfer in a series of shows in late Summer. (more...)

VIDEO: Simon Cowell Channels Hannibal Lechter in New AMERICA'S GOT TALENT PromoVIDEO: Simon Cowell Channels Hannibal Lechter in New AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Promo
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

In an all-new promo for NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, the show's newest judge Simon Cowell is placed in Hannibal Lecter-like restraints to spare this season's contestants. (more...)

CUNY Dance Initiative Now Accepting 2017 ApplicationsCUNY Dance Initiative Now Accepting 2017 Applications
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a citywide residency program in its third year, announces new and expanded funding, and a call for winter/spring 2017 applications. Designed to take advantage of underutilized spaces at City of New York University facilities while integrating New York City's diverse dance community with the public university system, CDI provides choreographers and dance companies with rehearsal and performance space on CUNY campuses across the five boroughs. (more...)

WEEKEND ROCKSTARS Coming to Woolwich & New CrossWEEKEND ROCKSTARS Coming to Woolwich & New Cross
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

A musical with a difference that took Edinburgh Fringe by storm last Summer has been snapped up by Greenwich Theatre boss James Haddrell and will play three dates in south east London between 10 and 14 May. (more...)

2nd ANNUAL MAMMOTH LAKES FILM FESTIVAL Announces Lineup2nd ANNUAL MAMMOTH LAKES FILM FESTIVAL Announces Lineup
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, set in the majestic setting of Mammoth Lakes, California, has announced its line-up of screenings and events for the festival's second edition. (more...)

Mercury to Conclude 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's NinthMercury to Conclude 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's Ninth
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Artistic Director Antoine Plane and Mercury close out a celebratory 15th Anniversary Season with Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony on Saturday, May 14 at 8 PM at the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater. Mercury presents this joyful and triumphant masterpiece on period instruments, as audiences would have heard at its premiere in 1824, alongside vocalists Mary Wilson (soprano), Sarah Mesko (alto), Zachary Wilder (tenor) and Tyler Duncan (baritone). Also joining the performance are select members of the Houston Symphony Chorus under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber. This performance is the culmination of Mercury's five-year Beethoven symphony cycle, described as the 'Mount Everest' of the orchestral repertoire. The evening also includes select opera arias by Vivaldi featuring each of the guest soloists. Major support for this concert comes from Houston Arts Alliance; Houston Endowment Inc.; Ting Tsung and Wei Fung Chao Foundation; Phillips66; Texas Commission on the Arts; Hans and Lili Kirchner; and Haynes and Boone, LLP. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.mercuryhouston.org or call 713.533.0080. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally TodayBRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell in digital formats today, Friday, April 29. (more...)

BOXX Named Platinum Sponsor of University of Wisconsin Hyperloop ProjectBOXX Named Platinum Sponsor of University of Wisconsin Hyperloop Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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Dorothy Announce Details on Highly Anticipated Debut Album 'Rockisdead'Dorothy Announce Details on Highly Anticipated Debut Album 'Rockisdead'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Today, DOROTHY announced they will be releasing their refreshingly raw debut album “ROCKISDEAD” (Roc Nation Records) on June 24th.  (more...)

Holy Ghost! 'Crime Cutz' EP Out Now (DFA) / Live TonightHoly Ghost! 'Crime Cutz' EP Out Now (DFA) / Live Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Today sees the release of Holy Ghost!'s highly anticipated Crime Cutz EP via DFA Records in the U.S. and Pias abroad. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Sets 2016 Musical Theater Summer CampThe John W. Engeman Theater Sets 2016 Musical Theater Summer Camp
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport is offering three sessions for its 2016 Musical Theater Summer Camp, beginning June 27. (more...)

Damn The Light Pays Tribute to Donna Summer & Stevie Nicks at The Cutting Room TonightDamn The Light Pays Tribute to Donna Summer & Stevie Nicks at The Cutting Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Damn The Light Productions Presents: ICONATHON: Showcase Series Donna Summer & Stevie Nicks Tributes at The Cutting Room. The night will open with a rock radio hits tribute, "The is How We Duet" featuring students selected to participate in DTL's Pop/ Rock performance lab from Marymount Manhattan College's Theatre Arts program. The spring intensive course was funded by The Lerner and Lowe Foundation. It will also feature special guest performances by Shannon Conley (Broadway's Hedwig and The Angry Inch) and Matt- Katz Bohen (Blondie). (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in NashvilleCritic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

NMI Sets Cast for Reading of Hollingsworth & Orris's New Musical INVISIBLENMI Sets Cast for Reading of Hollingsworth & Orris's New Musical INVISIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

New Musicals Inc. (in cooperation with 3-D Theatricals) has announced the cast for the upcoming staged reading of the new musical INVISIBLE, with book by David Hollingsworth and lyrics and music by David Orris. (more...)

National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, GENIUSNational Geographic Channel Announces Its First Multiseason Scripted Anthology Series, GENIUS
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

National Geographic Channel announced today that it will go straight to series with the first scripted series in the history of the network, the global anthology GENIUS from Fox 21 Television Studios (more...)

Green Screen Institute Announces Call for Applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality Startup AcceleratorGreen Screen Institute Announces Call for Applications for Virtual and Augmented Reality Startup Accelerator
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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New York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 SlateNew York Musical Festival Adds New Productions, Readings & More to 2016 Slate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, announced today additional productions and special events for NYMF 2016. THE GOLD, SINGLE, CAMP ROLLING HILLS, LUDO'S BROKEN BRIDE, ARTEMIS IN THE PARKING LOT, CRUDE, and MOLLY MURPHY & NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON ON OUR LAST DAY ON EARTHjoin the previously announced new musicals that will be presented at the 2016 New York Musical Festival from July 11 through August 7 in various venues in Midtown Manhattan. In addition, NYMF is proud to announce additional concerts and special events for the 2016 Festival. (more...)

Honest Tea's New Summer Campaign Is Inspiring People To Be More #RefreshinglyHonestHonest Tea's New Summer Campaign Is Inspiring People To Be More #RefreshinglyHonest
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Honest Tea is launching the #RefreshinglyHonest Project, a Summer-long campaign asking people to share their #RefreshinglyHonest thoughts with friends, family and their social networks. Recognizing that there are many things we all honestly feel and do but seldom say, the campaign aims to create fun connections by revealing the less-than-perfect but shared moments that make up our daily lives. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks SeriesCelia Keenan-Bolger, John Ellison Conlee & More Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2016 Summerworks Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for SummerWORKS, its annual series of new plays. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 5/2 - 5/8 on NBCScoop: TODAY 5/2 - 5/8 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY 5/2 - 5/8, airing on NBC (more...)

NBC Teams with Snapchat on Unique Perspectives of 2016 RIO OLYMPICSNBC Teams with Snapchat on Unique Perspectives of 2016 RIO OLYMPICS
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

NBC Olympics and Snapchat will partner to present unique perspectives from this Summer's 2016 Rio Olympics and the U.S. Olympic Team Trials (more...)

Broadway Experts Set for TexARTS Summer IntensiveBroadway Experts Set for TexARTS Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

?TexARTS will offer a series of Masters' Workshops led by Broadway veterans during its annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, this year's production will be Stephen Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Joining in the line-up is Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, premiere acting coach, Matthew Corozine and former Rockette Kelly King. (more...)

UNO Village Launches Open-Air Venue in MaltaUNO Village Launches Open-Air Venue in Malta
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Uno Village in Malta has been taken over by the 356 Entertainment Group, an experienced and music loving team that is to return it to its former glory in 2016 and beyond. (more...)

Raue Center to Host Inaugural Williams Street Fest, 6/4Raue Center to Host Inaugural Williams Street Fest, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Attention festival-goers: Save the date! Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce the first annual Williams Street Fest! The festival will take place from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 4, 2016. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage THE DIVINE SISTER This SummerCelebration Theatre to Stage THE DIVINE SISTER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Celebration Theatre will present the Houston premiere of Charles Busch's raucous and bitingly funny comedy, THE DIVINE SISTER. (more...)

BABY OH BABY Celebrates BritWeekLA This Spring at Whitefire TheatreBABY OH BABY Celebrates BritWeekLA This Spring at Whitefire Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Scarpaci/Kelly Productions celebrates BritWeekLA offering parties and discount ticket specials Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 pm at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks. (more...)

LTN Remixes Adara's 'Dose of You'; PEOPLE I'LL NEVER FORGET Album Out This SummerLTN Remixes Adara's 'Dose of You'; PEOPLE I'LL NEVER FORGET Album Out This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Is there another producer in the world right now as consistent as LTN? The Indonesian DJ and songmaker has been on a steady climb for almost two years with hit after hit across the trance and deep progressive house realms. (more...)

CHARLIE AND SHARON World Premiere Set for Shetler Studios, 6/2-19CHARLIE AND SHARON World Premiere Set for Shetler Studios, 6/2-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the world premiere of CHARLIE AND SHARON, a fantastical tragical comical haunting, in NYC June 2 running through June 19. (more...)

Boyd Gaming Celebrates May with Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day Multipliers and MoreBoyd Gaming Celebrates May with Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day Multipliers and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Boyd Gaming properties are bursting with ways to win this May, including A-May-Zing May Spin to Win Drawings, Memorial Day and Cinco De Mayo promotions, and much more! (more...)

City Council Declares 5/2 as 'KC Loves Starlight Day'City Council Declares 5/2 as 'KC Loves Starlight Day'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

In advance of the kickoff of Starlight Theatre's biggest season yet, the City Council of Kansas City has declared Monday, May 2, 2016, as KC Loves Starlight Day in Kansas City. (more...)

Register for 2016 Summer Workshop, Dance Intensive at Centenary Stage CompanyRegister for 2016 Summer Workshop, Dance Intensive at Centenary Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Centenary Stage Company opens registration for Summer programs.  Summer programs include the critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop Summer Intensive, TYRO I and II, and the ever popular Summer Dance Intensive. (more...)

BASIS Independent Manhattan Launches Fall 2017 Admissions CampaignBASIS Independent Manhattan Launches Fall 2017 Admissions Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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Season 8 Winner Sawyer Fredericks & DNCE to Perform on THE VOICE Next WeekSeason 8 Winner Sawyer Fredericks & DNCE to Perform on THE VOICE Next Week
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

 Season eight winner Sawyer Fredericks will make his return to “The Voice” on Tuesday, May 3 to perform his new Pharrell Williams-produced single, “4 Pockets,” from his new album, “A Good Storm” (Republic Records), due May 13. On the same night, the Joe Jonas-led group DNCE will perform a medley of their singles “Cake By the Ocean” and “Toothbrush.” (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE COUNTRY HOUSE at The Circuit PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THE COUNTRY HOUSE at The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

In THE COUNTRY HOUSE, what The New York Times calls 'a valentine to the artists of the stage,' a group of famous and would-be-famous creative artists have come to their Summer home during the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The weekend takes an unexpected turn, and everyone is forced to come to terms with the roles they play in each other's lives. Scroll down for a first look at The Circuit Playhouse's production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at OxfordPhoto Flash: Dame Maggie Smith Opens SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD Exhibition at Oxford
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Dame Maggie Smith visited the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries yesterday to open SHAKESPEARE'S DEAD, the Libraries' Summer exhibition. The celebrated actress joined donors and special guests, including renowned playwright Alan Bennett and Lord Patten of Barnes, the Chancellor of the University of Oxford, at the Bodleian's newly-refurbished Weston Library for the official opening of the exhibition, which runs until 18 September. Scroll down for photos from the opening! (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of May 2, 2016Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of May 2, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of May 2, 2016! (more...)

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