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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Metropolitan Playhouse Opens 25th Season with END OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives END OF SUMMER, S.N. Behrman's 1936 comedy of opportunists in an age of unequal incomes, to be directed by prolific author/director Alexander Harrington, at the Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), running October 7 - November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Livesays to Release New Album HOLD ON... LIFE IS CALLING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Livesay and his band The Livesays will be releasing their new album 'Hold On... Life Is Calling' on October 3, 2016! (more...)

David Kigers' Four Steps to Running Highly Effective Meetings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

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Photo Flash: Metropolitan Playhouse Opens 25th Season with END OF SUMMER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives END OF SUMMER, S.N. Behrman's 1936 comedy of opportunists in an age of unequal incomes, to be directed by prolific author/director Alexander Harrington, at The Playhouse (220 E 4th Street, New York City), running tonight, October 7, through November 6, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Judith Light to Talk Life and Career with Leigh Silverman at NYPL for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

As previously announced, the League of Professional Theatre Women will present Judith Light for its next Oral History interview. Just confirmed, Light will sit down with two-time Obie-winning director Leigh Silverman to discuss her extensive body of work on and off-stage. (more...)

Ballerina Misty Copeland to Headline MadameNoire's SHE'S THE BOSS Season 3
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

MadameNoire, the leading lifestyle and news website for Black Women, announces the return of one of the site's premiere content franchises, 'She's The Boss', presented by innovative hair care brand African Pride. Since 2014, the franchise has showcased some of the country's most successful, business savvy, stylish and spirited Black Women. She's The Boss: Season 3, launches with emotional Prima Ballerina Misty Copeland interview. (more...)

BWW Review: TUTS Teaches a Lesson In HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Gary Laird - Oct 31, 2016

'60s musical comedy confection HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is all about climbing the corporate ladder by hook or (mostly) crook. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Reveals How the Saga of Peter Pan Began
by Shari Barrett - Oct 3, 2016

Before Peter had the last name Pan, he was a browbeaten 13-year old orphan shipped off with his two mates from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. The boys know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain's cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo, given to a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk's precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. During the journey, the ship is taken over by pirates - led by the fearsome Black Stache (who will later be known as Captain Hook in The Adventures of Peter Pan) - a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own, making the journey quickly become a thrilling adventure. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. (more...)

Bree Kayson Launches Memoir of Her Battle With CANCER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Author Bree Kayson doesn't just want to provide readers with a voyeuristic glimpse into her battle with breast cancer; she wants to inspire others to step into their own power and become The Boss of their own bodies. In 'Cancer Wasn't On My Bucket List! A Personal Journal' (published by Balboa Press), Kayson shares her journey of self-discovery following her cancer diagnosis, offering a story of hope and inspiration. (more...)

Maguss Brings Magic Into Real World. Wizard battles Are No Longer a Fantasy.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

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Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

"Follow your bliss" is the order of the day when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents the uproarious comedy, You Can't Take It With You, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn, from November 11 through December 4. (more...)

Cockroach Theatre 2016-2017 Opens With THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, by Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Kate St-Pierre, runs at Cockroach Theatre Company October 13 - 30, 2016. (more...)

Hot Creations Set to Release PARADISE ON EARTH DJ Mix Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

As BPM Festival draws closer, Hot Creations get set to launch the new 'Paradise on Earth' DJ Mix series with the first installment coming as a Mexico special from Paradise residents and label regulars Nathan Barato and Patrick Topping. Each mix is expertly crafted, fusing musical influences with exclusive new material alongside current favourites for your listening pleasure. (more...)

Barnes & Noble Hosts Tabletop Gaming Meet Up, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced that it will be hosting a Tabletop Gaming Meet Up at all of its stores nationwide on Saturday, October 15, starting at 7 p.m. This past April, Barnes & Noble hosted its first-ever gaming meet up at all of its nearly 640 stores across the country, and as a result of its huge popularity with customers, the Company is once again inviting customers to visit their local store and come together to enjoy a leading selection of great games with friends and family. (more...)


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Island City Stage Opens 5th Season with PERFECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Island City Stage opens it's fifth season with the regional premiere of Topher Payne's "Perfect Arrangement" which The New York Times heralded as a "clever canape of comedy" during its premiere Off-Broadway last fall at Primary Stages, the same company that will be producing Michael McKeever's play "Daniel's Husband" this coming Spring which had its world premiere at Island City Stage. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

BWW Review: ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL, Finborough Theatre, 30 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees an award-winning musical that provides few catchy tunes, but revels in a marriage of music and vocals that lays feelings bare and says much about life today. (more...)

BWW Interview: Troubie's Matt Walker on Parodies, Funky Punks & Garry Marshall
by Gil Kaan - Nov 7, 2016

Establishing the Troubadour Theatre Company in 1995, Matt Walker today wears three hats quite well as its founder, artistic director and director. Matt found some time before prepping his latest Troubie production LITTLE DRUMMER BOWIE (opening November 30 at the Falcon Theatre) to enlighten us on Troubie, Funky Punks, and the late Garry Marshall. (more...)

BWW Review: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Entertains at The Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Nov 7, 2016

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BWW TV: The Ensemble Company of Broadway-Bound JITNEY Meets the Press!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Michael Potts, Andre Holland & More Join JITNEY on Broadway; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). (more...)

BWW Interview: Director/Choreographer Dana Solimando on RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL
by Bob Rizzo - Nov 29, 2016

Director/Choreographer Dana Solimando discusses adapting RUDOLPH, the iconic television special, for the stage. (more...)

53% of Employees Are Using Time at Work to Shop Online, Increase From Last Year, Finds Annual CareerBuilder Survey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

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BWW Review: DISASTER!, Charing Cross Theatre, 20 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Nov 21, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a brilliantly executed musical spoof of the 70s disaster movie genre that needs to find a home in the West End soon. (more...)

Rediscovered Tony Harrison Play Opens 2017 at the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the rediscovery of Tony Harrison's The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus in its first London production for nearly 30 years opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Present TONY DANZE: STANDARDS AND STORIES 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 3pm with the beloved star of stage and screen turned song-and-dance man Tony Danza performing his new hit show, Standards & Stories. Accompanied by his talented four-piece band, Brooklyn-born Danza will perform a selection of his favorite standards from the Great American Songbook, along with selections from the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas (in which Danza starred), while interweaving stories about his life and personal connection to the music. Tickets are $36-$55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Photo Flash: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Begins Tonight at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival presents 'Smokey Joe's Café' from tonight, Nov. 2, through Nov. 19 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse to conclude the Festival's 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DJ Khaled to Perform 'Do You Mind' ft. Nicki Minaj & More on 2016 AMA's
by TV News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Music producer, recording artist and social-media superstar DJ Khaled will be joined on stage by Nicki Minaj, August Alsina, Future and Rick Ross to perform their hit new song, "Do You Mind," at the '2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

BWW Review: Park Square Theatre's Powerful A RAISIN IN THE SUN Closes this Weekend but Continues for Students through December
by Jill Schafer - Nov 17, 2016

Langston Hughes' poem DREAM DEFFERRED is the source of the title of short-lived but influential playwright Lorraine Hansberry's classic play A RAISIN IN THE SUN. She died at the age of 34 just six years after the play opened on Broadway in 1959, but her work still resonates today. The story of a black family's struggle in 1950s Chicago to accomplish their dreams in a world that didn't want to let them can be palpably felt in the context of today's world. It's a great choice, then, for Park Square Theatre's 2016-2017 season and for their student matinee program, which serves over 30,000 students every year. And it's an incredibly moving production that brings out all the richness of Hansberry's writing. The fantastic local cast and the intimacy of the Andy Boss thrust stage making you feel as if you're in the Younger living room with them, experiencing this devastating, life-changing, and hope-inspiring event. (more...)

The Boss on Broadway? Bruce Springsteen Open to Idea of Musical Based on His Life!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 16, 2016

From Asbury Park to Broadway? According to today's New York Post, The Boss, Bruce Springsteen is very open to the idea of turning his recent critically acclaimed memoir into a Broadway musical! (more...)

Island City Stage Opens 5th Season with PERECT ARRANGEMENT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Island City Stage opens it's fifth season with the regional premiere of Topher Payne's "Perfect Arrangement" which The New York Times heralded as a "clever canape of comedy" during its premiere Off-Broadway last fall at Primary Stages. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. JITNEY is now in previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) for a Thursday, January 19 opening night. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

Review Roundup: August Wilson's JITNEY- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 19, 2017

The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).  (more...)

Hail a Cab for August Wilson's JITNEY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A friendly reminder! The long-awaited Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), opens tomorrow, today January 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents Valerie Perri in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Star of stage, screen, and television, Valerie Perri continues to dazzle audiences with starring turns in Los Angeles' first run of Evita, Musical Theatre West's Sunset Blvd., and most recently, 3D Theatricals Hello, Dolly!  (more...)

Action-Packed Prelude to Valentine's Day Anticipates 70th Birthday of Iconoclastic Genre Actress
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Known for her fashionable modern style, long black tresses and piercing gaze, the inimitable Meiko Kaji rose to the top of the Japanese film industry in the late 1960s and '70s, working with some of the era's most talented filmmakers to create several now-classic genre film archetypes along the way-from hard-boiled girl gang bosses to kimono-clad, sword-wielding assassins. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2017

Only one of the ten plays in two-time Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's masterful The American Century Cycle has never been seen on Broadway - until now. JITNEY is now in previews at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) for a Thursday, January 19 opening night. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

IDT Corporation Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2017 Results
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

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JITNEY Helmer Ruben Santiago-Hudson Will Be Honored in Harlem This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

First Corinthian Baptist Church Dream Center in association with The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, HARLEM WEEK, Harlem Arts Alliance New Heritage Theatre Group, and Walk Tall Girl Productions on Wednesday, December 7 at 7PM at Harlem Hospital's Mural Pavilion, 136th Street and Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Avenue) presents An Evening with Ruben Santiago-Hudson: Celebrating the Broadway directorial debut of August Wilson's Jitney, opening January 19, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Portrait of a Neighborhood - JITNEY Begins Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Performances begin tonight, Wednesday, December 28, for the Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean). The limited engagement of August Wilson's Jitney opens Thursday, January 19 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down for a portrait of the cast! (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY APPRENTICE on NBC - Monday, January 9, 2017
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Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, airing on NBC on Monday, January 9, 2017! (more...)

Loudon Wainwright III to Perform at People's Light This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

People's Light presents the regional premiere of Loudon Wainwright III's Surviving Twin. Created and performed by the Grammy Award-winner as a 'posthumous collaboration' with his late father, an esteemed writer and Life Magazine columnist, the production serves as both a moving homage, and 'a pointed musical meditation on the complexities of familial relationships' (Hollywood Reporter). (more...)

New Plays by Neil LaBute and More on Tap for La MaMa's 3rd AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

New plays by Neil LaBute, Marta Buchaca and Marco Calvani - leading writers/directors representing contemporary voices in drama in the U.S., Spain and Italy, respectively - will be given their U.S. debuts in the 3rd edition of the ambitious, provocative series of one-act plays, AdA: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR, running Off-Broadway at La MaMa's Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 E. 4 St. NYC) with previews starting January 19, 2017 prior to opening January 23. Ada: AUTHOR DIRECTING AUTHOR is a unique evening of theater: the three playwrights direct one another's work. (more...)

UPDATE: Additional Critics Weigh In on Denzel Washington's FENCES
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis reprise their roles in a big screen adaptation of August Wilson's 1983 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play FENCES. Washington directs the film, hitting theaters on Christmas Day, December 25th from Paramount Studios. (more...)

Bette Midler Talks HELLO DOLLY! Broadway Revival: 'It's A Tall Order!'
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

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Broadway Vet Dale Soules Nominated for 3rd SAG Award for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Broadway veteran and two-time SAG Award winner DALE SOULES has just been nominated for her third Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy for her work on the smash-hit Netflix series ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Trailer for DreamWorks Animations' THE BOSS BABY, Featuring Alec Baldwin
by Movies News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Below, watch the all-new trailer for DreamWorks' The Boss BABY. Featuring the voice talent of Alec Baldwin, the animated comedy hits theaters on March 31st! (more...)

Blues Legend Popa Chubby Releases New Album 'The Catfish'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Popa Chubby Is The Catfish. Popa Chubby sits alone at the river's edge, guitar in hand he serenades the waters knowing if the song is sweet and the wind is right The Catfish will bite. (more...)

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