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ELVIS PRESLEY'S MEMPHIS Opens this March
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Elvis Presley's Graceland® announced the official opening date for its new, $45 million, 200,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment complex, now named "Elvis Presley's Memphis", which is currently under construction across the street from Graceland Mansion.   March 2-5, 2017 will be the Grand Opening Celebration weekend, as Graceland welcomes visitors from around the world to its largest and most significant expansion since first opening to the public in 1982.  The opening four days of Elvis Presley's Memphis will feature major celebration events each day, including live concerts that will celebrate Elvis' incredible life and career, and honor Memphis' rich musical legacy across genres, including Blues, Rockabilly, R&B, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll.    (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

WGN America Releases First Look of John Legend as Renowned Abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Season Two of 'Underground'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

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The Bickford Theatre to Mark 100th Anniversary of Scott Joplin's Death
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, died 100 years ago on April 1st and the Bickford Theatre pays homage to his memory with critically-acclaimed pianists Jeff Barnhart and Richard Dowling on Monday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

Netflix Announces Kevin James Stand-Up Comedy Special
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Kevin James is returning to his stand-up roots with an all-new comedy special for Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. The veteran comic's latest special, slated to shoot later this year, will launch globally on Netflix in 2018. (more...)

Priscilla Presley Opens Elvis Presley's Memphis Entertainment Complex At Graceland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Elvis Presley's Graceland® officially opened its new, $45 million, state-of-the-art entertainment complex, "Elvis Presley's Memphis" - 40 acres in size -- and welcomed visitors from around the world to its largest and most significant expansion since first opening to the public in 1982.  The four-day opening celebration features live performances that celebrate Elvis' incredible life and career, and honor Memphis' rich musical legacy across genres, including Blues, Rockabilly, R&B, Soul and Rock 'n' Roll.   (more...)

Sir Kenneth Branagh Announced as Olivier Awards' Special Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Acclaimed actor and director Kenneth Branagh will be presented with the Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard ceremony on Sunday 9 April at London's Royal Albert Hall. The award will be presented in recognition of his outstanding contribution to British theatre. (more...)

Annual Mother's Day Good Music Festival Announces Superstar Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

SJ Presents Inc. announces R&B superstars TYRESE, ANTHONY HAMILTON, KEM, BRANDY and introducing special guest, MAJOR, on the star-studded lineup for the 2nd Annual Mother's Day Good Music Festival. This year's celebration of mothers and music is set to take place on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8 p.m. at Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.  (more...)

Lineup Announced for 2nd Annual Mother's Day Good Music Festival at Barclays Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

SJ Presents Inc. announces R&B superstars TYRESE, ANTHONY HAMILTON, KEM, BRANDY and introducing special guest, MAJOR, on the star-studded lineup for the 2nd Annual Mother's Day Good Music Festival. (more...)

Graceland Celebrates Elvis' Birthday, Priscilla Presley to Attend Grand Opening of New Complex
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Graceland® celebrated Elvis' birthday as construction continues on schedule for the new, state-of-the-art "Elvis Presley's Memphis" entertainment complex across the street from the King of Rock 'n' Roll's Memphis mansion. Graceland guests, fans from around the world, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell officially celebrated with a proclamation of "Elvis Presley Day" on the front lawn of Graceland and by cutting the largest birthday cake in Graceland history. Other birthday events included concerts and panel discussions, with special guests including "Follow That Dream" movie co-stars Robin and Gavin Koon and award-winning filmmaker Andrew Solt, who made a number of acclaimed films and television specials about Elvis Presley. For the first time ever, birthday celebration events were hosted at Graceland's new AAA Four Diamond-rated resort hotel, The Guest House at Graceland. The birthday celebrations kickoff the 40th anniversary of Elvis' passing. (more...)

River Street Theatre in Jaffrey Presents Kenneth Branagh in THE ENTERTAINER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The new River Street Theatre in Jaffrey will present HD screenings of award-winning Kenneth Branagh starring in John Osborne's classic play, The Entertainer onWednesday, January 11 and Thursday January 12. There will be 4 performances of this critically acclaimed production that was staged from August to November of 2016. This is the premiere presentation of this play-on-film for the Monadnock Region. (more...)

THE COMEDY GET DOWN to Bring Comedy Royalty to Joe Louis Arena
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Numerous motion picture appearances, countless television shows, sitcoms and standup specials, a talk show, three radio shows, and three books; Cedric 'The Entertainer,' Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing the laughs for decades. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see five members of comedy royalty come together for the comedy event of the year, "The Comedy Get Down," on Saturday, May 13 at Joe Louis Arena at 8 p.m.; part of the Farewell Season at The Joe. (more...)

Sarah Darling Premieres Video For 'Halley's Comet' With The Huffington Post
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Singer-songwriter, Sarah Darling, has premiered the video for her new single, 'Halley's Comet', exclusively with The Huffington Post. (more...)

R&B Icon Charlie Wilson Adds Performance to IN IT TO WIN IT Tour at Barclays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

SJ Presents Inc., a leading NY based concert promotion and lifestyle entertainment company, announced today that eleven-time Grammy nominated R&B superstar, Charlie Wilson, has added an additional tour date to his "In It To Win It" national tour stopping at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, with special guests Fantasia and Johnny Gill.   (more...)

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Presents 10th Annual PRYSM Festival Concert, 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

After months of practice, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM-YA (PRYSM Young Artists) will showcase their skills at the tenth annual PRYSM Festival Concert on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3 p.m. It will be held in Centennial Hall at the Haverford School in Haverford, PA.  General admission tickets are $15. For information, call (215) 545-0502. (more...)

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 17, 2017

Casting Announced for Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE At Edinburgh's King's Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC - Sunday, January 22, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jan 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on TO TELL THE TRUTH, airing on ABC on Sunday, January 22, 2017! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Norm MacDonald Guests on COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
by - Jan 11, 2017

Norm MacDonald is Jerry Seinfeld's next guest on COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. The episode airs January 12th on Crackle. Get a first look below! (more...)

Amy Schumer's All-New Original Stand-Up Comedy Speciala Launches on Netflix 3/7
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, is bringing its members an all-new stand-up special from one of the leading forces in entertainment and comedy today, Amy Schumer. (more...)

Sarah Darling Exclusively Streams New Album 'Dream Country' With Popdust
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Singer-songwriter, Sarah Darling, is streaming her new album, Dream Country, exclusively today via Popdust. (more...)

Bryan Cranston Stars in WHY HIM?, Coming to Blu-ray/DVD 3/28
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The question every father has asked, why him? is answered on on March 28 with WHY HIM?, available on 4KUHD, Blu-ray and DVD (more...)

Adrian Scarborough, Gawn Grainger, and More Join David Tennant For DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Joining the previously announced David Tennant who plays the title role, Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis are Theo Barklem-Biggs (Pete), Mark Ebulue (Aloysius), Mark Extance (ensemble), David Jonsson (Col), Dominique Moore (Lottie), Emma Naomi (ensemble), Alice Orr-Ewing (Mattie and Ruby), Himesh Patel (Vagabond), Adrian Richards (ensemble), William Spray (ensemble), Danielle Vitalis (Elvira) and Eleanor Wyld (Dalia) who complete the cast for Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Goes Gatsby
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

???????Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce its second night of musical entertainment with a GREAT GATSBY NIGHT on Saturday 1 April 2017. Following on from the reopening Gala night on 10 September 2016, the theatre will once again host an evening of live music, both in the auditorium and front of house. (more...)

Tracy Morgan Comes to Netflix With All-New Stand-Up Comedy Special STAYING ALIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Tracy Morgan is making his much-anticipated return to stand-up with STAYING ALIVE, an all-new comedy special exclusively for Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network. The stand-up special, shot before a packed house at New Jersey's landmark Count Basie Theatre, will launch globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (more...)

Ice Cube, Amber Rose & More Set for New Game Show VH1 HIP HOP SQUARES
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

VH1 today announced the network's highly anticipated game show VH1 HIP HOP SQUARES, hosted by comedian DeRay Davis, kicks off Monday, March 13th at 10PM ET/PT with two new episodes per night for a branded 'VH1 Hip Hop Squares Week.' (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Stand-Up Comedian D.L. Hughley Returns to The Orleans Showroom April 7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Actor, radio personality and comic D.L. Hughley will bring his stand-up comedy act to The Orleans Showroom April 7-8. (more...)

Scoop: TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC - Sunday, February 19, 2017
by - Feb 2, 2017

Get all the scoop on TO TELL THE TRUTH, airing on ABC on Sunday, February 19, 2017! (more...)

RSC's THE TEMPEST to Storm Into U.S. Cinemas This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Beginning March 1, 2017, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's The Tempest will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)


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Keith Urban Leads Nominations for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year®, honoring country music's superstars and hottest emerging talent. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. (more...)

Sarah Silverman to Bring All-New Stand-Up Comedy Special to Netflix, 5/30
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, is bringing its members an all-new stand-up special from one of the most versatile talents in entertainment today, Sarah Silverman. The comedy special, slated to shoot later this month, will launch globally on Netflix Tuesday, May 30th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Clint Holmes Concludes Run at The Colony Hotel
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 12, 2017

Like Elvis, Clint Homes creates the kind of excitement during his performance that causes the audience to flock into the lobby after his show and wait to get a glimpse of probably one of the most talented jazz pop entertainers on the planet.  An electrified  Palm Beach crowd filed out of The  Colony Hotel's Royal Room last night to purchase   his new CD 'Rendevous' and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Romola Garai and Emma Cunniffe to Star in the West End Transfer Of QUEEN ANNE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

New Stage Thriller From The Queen Of Psychological Crime at Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Eunice struggles to fit in. When she joins a wealthy family as their housekeeper the very reason for her awkwardness, long hidden and deeply buried, leads inexorably to a terrible tale of murder in cold blood on Valentine's Day. Ruth Rendell's brilliant plot unravels a lifetime of deceit, despair and cover-ups which, when revealed, brings a shocking revelation almost as grizzly as murder itself. (more...)

Scoop: TO TELL THE TRUTH on ABC - Sunday, January 15, 2017
by - Dec 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on TO TELL THE TRUTH, airing on ABC on Sunday, January 15, 2017! (more...)

Actor, Producer & Comedian Rick Harris Passes Away at Age 54
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Actor, producer and comedian Ricky Harris passed away on Monday, December 26th at the age of 54. His manager, Cindy Ambers confirmed the news. (more...)

Ruth Rendell's A JUDGEMENT IN STONE To Tour Starring Andrew Lancel, Sophie Ward and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Building on the phenomenal decade-long success of The Agatha Christie Theatre Company, which sold over two million tickets and continually played to packed houses around the UK, Bill Kenwright presents a new production adapted from one of the most celebrated works of the writer often hailed as the successor to Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell's A Judgement In Stone. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kristen Wiig & More on New Season of COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Crackle, Sony's streaming network, today released the new season trailer and key art for season nine of Jerry Seinfeld's Emmy(R) nominated series COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Seared's Production Of Michael Mclean's YEARS OF SUNLIGHT 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Seared, in association with Theatre 503, today announces the full company for its production of Years of Sunlight, a new play by Michael McLean which opens Lisa Spirling's inaugural season as Artistic Director of Theatre 503. (more...)

Scoop: THE TALK on CBS - 12/12- 12/16/2016
by TV Scoop - Dec 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE TALK, airing on CBS on Monday, December 12, 2016! (more...)

Nominations Announced For The 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

At a ceremony held today at London's Cafe de Paris, host Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards, the only major theatre prize-giving decided entirely by the theatregoers themselves. (more...)

VH1 Greenlights Season 2 of Hit Series HIP HOP SQUARES
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

VH1, Ice Cube and his Cube Vision production company in conjunction with Jesse Collins Entertainment, Scott St. John and Jeff Kwatinetz's The Firm, today announced that HIP HOP SQUARES has been renewed for a second season. (more...)

Professional Dancers Society to Honor Carol Channing at 2017 Gypsy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Legendary performer Carol Channing has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) annual Gypsy Awards Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. (more...)

John Epperson Returns to Joe's Pub Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Back by popular demand! After 4 packed houses and critical raves at Joe's Pub in 2016, and fresh from his acclaimed Off Broadway role in The New Group's production of Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, John Epperson returns to Joe's Pub in John Epperson: The Artist Principally Known as Lypsinka, a delightful evening of classic entertainment filled with stories, tunes, and a twist. (more...)

BWW Review: HADLEY FRASER & WILL BUTTERWORTH, Live at Zedel
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 2, 2017

Music is the centrepiece at Hadley Fraser and Will Butterworth's show at Zedel. During the evening, they revisit classics - ranging from Broadway's beloved Stephen Sondheim, and touching Paul Simon, Harry Connick Jr, Nat King Cole, and Stevie Wonder - as if Tony Bennett and Bill Evans were to produce the arrangements. (more...)

Scoop: SUPERIOR DONUTS on CBS - Monday, May 1, 2017
by TV Scoop - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on SUPERIOR DONUTS, airing on CBS on Monday, May 1, 2017! (more...)

Drake & The Chainsmokers Tie for All-Time Record for Most BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

dick clark productions and ABC today released the nominees for the "2017 Billboard Music Awards," honoring the year's most successful artists in 52 categories of music. (more...)

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