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Manhattan Theatre Club (New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th & 7th Aves)

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ShiftPixy Launches App for Workers and Employers Navigating the Gig Economy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016


BWW Review: Still 'Chasing Dreams and Placing Bets,' Lynn Henderson Celebrates Life in T'AINT NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! at Don't Tell Mama
by Victoria Ordin - Sep 29, 2016

Lynn Henderson delighted a small but enthusiastic audience at Don't Tell Mama in the final performance of her new show, T'AIN'T NOBODY'S BIZNESS IF I DO! With musical director Douglas J. Cohen, a multi-award winning songwriter (including a Drama Desk Award nomination and the Noel Coward Prize), and bass player Bob Sabin (himself the winner of numerous jazz awards, who sits on the music faculty both at the prestigious Hunter College High School and NYU), the veteran big band, choral, and lounge singer combined material from her 2014 CD, If We Only Have Love, with classics from the Great American Songbook (George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Kander and Ebb, among others). Ably directed by 10-time MAC Award winner Barry Kleinbort, the show also included more contemporary material by Billy Joel, Jerry Herman, and Randy Newman. (more...)

NEA Releases 'Creativity Connects' Report on Trends Affecting U.S. Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Addressing the needs of artists in a world of accelerating change is the focus of a new report launched by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of the NEA Chairman's 50th anniversary Creativity Connects* initiative. Creativity Connects: Trends and Conditions Affecting U.S. Artists was produced in collaboration with the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI). (more...)

IQN Unveils Next Wave of Advanced Analytics for Industry Benchmarking of Contingent Workforce Data at CWS Summit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016


IQN Launches Request for Talent at CWS, Simplifying the Contingent Hiring Process
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016


BWW Interview: Joanna Connor Returns with 'Six String Stories'
by Tory Gates - Sep 10, 2016

'It was pretty hardcore, you sink or swim; I went into the deep end of the pool, but I was determined and I was just thrilled to be jamming with these guys. Meeting Otis Rush; playing with Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells. I can't believe I'm actually doing all this! I was 22, 23 years old.' (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian's OUT OF THE CITY to Make NJ Premiere at Passage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Passage Theatre Company, Trenton's Barrymore Award-winning theatre company, under the leadership of Artistic Director June Ballinger and Managing Director Damion Parran,  opens  its 2016-2017 season with Leslie Ayvazian's comedy, Out of the City.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lady Gaga Chats with FOX Sports About the Super Bowl Halftime Show!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2016

Lady Gaga dropped by the Fox Sports studio to chat about her upcoming half-time performance for the 2017 Super Bowl and how she reacted when she first heard the news that she'd gotten The Gig. Needless to say, she was pretty excited: 'I just burst into tears,' the singer said. According to Gaga, she's been planning this performance 'since she was four years old,' and she knows exactly what she wants to do—but she's keeping it a secret for now. (more...)

BWW Review: Alan Menken Debuts Fresh Retrospective Concert at Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 10, 2016

The prolific eight-time Academy Award-winning composer---perhaps best known for his decades of unforgettable work in several landmark Disney animated musicals---was on hand to unveil a world premiere concert entitled 'A WHOLE NEW WORLD WITH ALAN MENKEN' on September 30, 2016 at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Part cabaret concert, part one-man retrospective story time/show-and-tell, this 'trial' showcase, he hoped, would serve as the springboard for what is to become a series of similar concerts celebrating his enviable career thus far. (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

BWW Review: 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Clear Space Theatre Company
by Kevin Smith - May 11, 2016

What can I say about the Clear Space production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'? Go see it! That's my recommendation and it would be my review, but they don't pay me to be succinct. They don't pay me by the word, either. (more...)

Showbiz Runs in the Family! Son of Backstreet Boys Member Makes Broadway Debut in DISASTER!
by Nora Dominick - Mar 3, 2016

Showbiz runs in the family! 13 year-old Baylee Littrell, son of Backstreet Boys member, Brian Littrell, is making his Broadway debut with not one, but TWO roles in the hilarious new musical DISASTER! (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's COWGIRLS is Distinctive
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 28, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company's revival of COWGIRLS, two decades after it premiered off Broadway, is a strong production of the unique show. (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - Money Talk
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - Mar 22, 2016

Artists rarely choose to be artists for the money.  There are some who make a huge amount and the success from that can propel them into great big careers.  For many of us, we survive from gig to gig.  Regardless what the money turn out to be, or whether we get all the things we want from a contract, it's important to know what you're worth.  (more...)

54 Celebrates David Bowie, The Skivvies Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: ADAM RICHES IS COACH COACH, Soho Theatre, March 16 2016
by Gary Naylor - Mar 17, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a comedy full of laughs and energetic performances that draw on plenty of familiar characters, but is no less funny for that. (more...)

MANN... AND WIFE Concert Presentation Set for Feinstein's/54 Below, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

? The new musical MANN… AND WIFE arrives in New York directly from its world premiere at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma for a special one night only concert presentation at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, Cellar, New York, NY 10019) on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7pm. Tickets are on sale now at (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - Counting Chickens
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - Jun 7, 2016

What is the goal in an audition?  You want to book The Gig, right?  Who doesn't walk in the room hoping to book the audition?  That said, there are a multitude of reasons for why people audition, within that hope of getting a job. (more...)

NY Tech Summit to Focus on Technology Driving Business Growth on June 8-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016


Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, July 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jun 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 9, 2016! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMLAND Fails to Find Its Footing at NoHo Arts Center
by Stacy Davies - Jun 22, 2016

The main trouble with Dreamland is that it doesn't know what it wants to be. Billed as the tale of a Midwestern girl who aspires to become an actress and ends up mixing with sordid Hollywood types who show her that dreams shouldn't always come true - what happens on stage only supports this in theory. (more...)

KLANGHAUS to Play Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Welcome to KlangHaus a maverick collision between noise, concealed sound and visual imagery. In the unsung roof space above the Royal Festival Hall, and, weather permitting, on the roof itself, experimental art-rock collective The Neutrinos and visual artist Sal Pittman assemble a site-specific montage of light, sound and space in which sky, river, wave and cloud collide. (more...)

The Roundhouse Presents CURTAIN CALL: LIVE PERFORMANCES, Aug. 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

This August, Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, the annual season dedicated to introducing new audiences to innovative culture, returns for its fifth consecutive year with Curtain Call by internationally renowned artist, architect and designer Ron Arad.  Ron Arad's 360° floor-to-ceiling installation is made up of 5,600 silicon rods suspended and filling the Roundhouse's iconic main space. Alongside the installation the Roundhouse has announced seven unique music events, designed by an eclectic mix of artists to take place as one-off performances in and around the installation.    (more...)

by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016


Singer/Songwriter John Mayer to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 6/12
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

John Mayer, a singer-songwriter with a catalog of major solo hits, says in an interview with CBS SUNDAY MORNING that playing in the band Dead & Company is like being an actor working alongside a legend like Al Pacino. (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - Thems The Money Pits
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - Jun 1, 2016

As a child I was given the advice to do what I loved.  I suppose making music for a living is just that: doing what I love.  But there are times when I'm counting the hours, and calculating the fee, before The Gig even begins; I'm thinking about the paycheck rather than the music.  In any profession, we do need to be paid for our time and talents.  But we should also enjoy the work. (more...)

BWW Review: Lopez, Rodriguez, and Company Lead Sensational A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 30, 2016

Engaging, well-paced, aurally pleasing, and exceedingly entertaining from start to finish, the Hollywood Bowl's A CHORUS LINE is an exceptional presentation of this iconic show which celebrates those hard-working, ultra-talented, under-paid men and women who willingly choose a volatile career in which they sing and dance their hearts out in the background of a musical. It is set in the far out mid-70's, hence, the show is a retro-tastic trip down memory lane as it showcases a day of auditions for eight chorus member positions in a brand new musical opening on Broadway. For this Bowl version of A CHORUS LINE, producers enlisted TV host/actor Mario Lopez and then filling the rest of the large 17-member cast with a diverse group of proven triple-threat stage professionals. The resulting show is, hands down, one of the most well-performed musical productions that I have seen at the Bowl. From the execution of director/choreographer Baayork Lee's Michael Bennett-inspired choreography to the incredible singing performances of Kleban and Hamlisch's memorable classic songs, this is a production of A CHORUS LINE that can stand proudly side-by-side with any acclaimed full production of the musical, regional or otherwise. (more...)

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, 21 July 2016
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 23, 2016

Has it really been two decades since that definitive Lyceum production of Jesus Christ Superstar? Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's collaboration is in residence at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre this summer, and it is a production the like of which I have never seen before.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Alison J. Murphy and Mark Edward Lang in LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY'
by Kathy Strain - Jul 21, 2016

As the characters Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne, Mark Edward Lang and Alison J. Murphy seem to be a perfect fit in the play about the famous Broadway actors. Lang and Murphy are married in real life and have been performing together for many years. Recently visiting San Antonio, Texas, BWW had a chance to sit down and chat with them about their roles and about the show LUNT AND FONTANNE 'THE CELESTIALS OF BROADWAY.' (more...)

Illustrious Conductor James Levine is Back Home at Ravinia for Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

James Levine has returned to Ravinia for the first time since completing his music directorship in 1993 to prepare the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for the Ravinia Women's Board's 50th Anniversary Gala. On Saturday, July 23, Levine will celebrate the 45th anniversary of his concurrent Ravinia and CSO debuts, by conducting Mahler's Second Symphony, the first piece he ever conducted at Ravinia-on June 24, 1971. Saturday's soloists will be soprano Ying Fang and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill. A large video screen will be erected on the lawn to show the concert in detail. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Jonathan Cerullo on LISA AND LEONARDO at NYMF
by Bob Rizzo - Jul 19, 2016

Choreographer Jonathan Cerullo returns to the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) with the new musical, Lisa and Leonardo. His mentor, acclaimed choreographer Patricia Birch, first introduced him to the festival in its inaugural season. Cerullo had been assisting Birch for thirteen years, and moved into the role of executive producer with her NYMF production of Orphan Train. Subsequently, he went on to stage two other musicals at the festival and also became an evaluator reading new scripts. (more...)

Starsailor to Headline Warrington Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Warrington Festival is pleased to announce Starsailor as the latest band to be confirmed for this year's line-up. (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, July 23, 2016
by TV Scoop - Jul 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 23, 2016! (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of CHASING RAINBOWS: THE ROAD TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Goodspeed is thrilled to announce the cast of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, abrand-new musical that chronicles a time before "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Easter Parade," and "A Star is Born"-a time when Judy Garland was simply, "the girl with the great big voice." Filled with many beloved songs sung by Judy Garland throughout her career, Chasing Rainbows will run September 16 - November 27 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. The show is sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts, Eversource Energy, ConnectiCare, Comcast, and Webster Bank. (more...)

CURTAIN CALL to Feature Eclectic Live Music Programme at the Roundhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

With under a week until Ron Arad's installation Curtain Call opens Bloomberg Summer at the Roundhouse, the Roundhouse have announced new information about the eclectic live music programme. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild Set to Present CHILDREN'S LETTERS TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016


BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - The Key To A Great Audition
by Christopher Castanho - Aug 23, 2016

An Optimist's Outlook on Auditioning (more...)

BWW Interview: Julie Charnet in DECADES: THE LADIES OF JAZZ at the Ethical Society of Philadelphia
by Donna Marie Nowak - Aug 18, 2016

Philadelphia chanteuse Julie Charnet brings her blend of jazz and swing to the Ethical Society of Philadelphia and other venues. (more...)

VIDEO: Would Anderson Cooper Co-Host LIVE? Check Out His Answer!
by - Apr 29, 2016

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, a caller asked journalist Anderson Cooper if he would consider co-hosting “Live” with Kelly Ripa and Andy Cohen pushes him for a definitive answer should he be offered The Gig. (more...)

BWW Review: SH*T-FACED SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Leicester Square Theatre, April 26 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show that places an actor who is somewhat the worse for wear into Shakespeare's most loved play and then sees what comes of it - the title admirably clear! (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: What's This Week's Gossip?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2016

At long last, Music City Confidential is back to help you get caught back on the talk of the town - all the news that's fit to print about the Nashville theater community - and to immerse you in the minutiae of life in Theater City (a term we've been trying to copyright since we were in junior high with Thespis, Aristophanes and Martha Wilkinson). (more...)

VIQ Solutions and PESA Win Best of Show Award at NAB 2016 for PESA ACES Collaborative Content Manager Solution
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016


CeeLo Green Coming to The Marlowe Theatre in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

MULTI-award-winning singer CeeLo Green is coming to Canterbury next month (May). (more...)

Idina Menzel Says Guest-Starring Role on GLEE Was 'Bittersweet'
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Yesterday, Broadway's Idina Menzel headed one the Tribeca Film Festival's talks titled STORYTELLERS - IDINA MENZEL, in which she talked about her life and career in front of a audience. (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - On Second Thought
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - Apr 18, 2016

If only we knew what people wanted, life would be easier, right? If we could read each other's minds and anticipate every step along the way in work and personal related matters, what a world this would be. Yet, we do try to do just that, and it ends up in second guessing decisions. (more...)

BWW Blog: Micah Young - The Inner Game Of Auditions
by Guest Blogger: Micah Young - Apr 11, 2016

When I was a teenager I played tennis on the school team. I wasn't particularly advanced, and whenever we played the other middle school I was always paired with the more outstanding player. It comes as no surprise that I lost. A lot. (more...)

BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID, St James Theatre Studio, April 8 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 10, 2016

Gary Naylor sees the kind of show that will never will never appear in the nominations for prestigious awards, but was an ideal way to spend a Friday night up West. (more...)

BWW Interview: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN's Danny Young
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

As adept as he is on the drums - and make no mistake about it, Danny Young is headbangingly assertive and confident on the aforementioned drum kit - it might surprise you to know that at the ripe old age of eight, he actually started out as a singer in his family's quartet. And, to top it all off, he got his start in the business of show as a boy soprano. (more...)

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