Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

John Wilson & Sydney Symphony Orchestra to Perform Hollywood Classics
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Charismatic British conductor John Wilson will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for an exciting journey through The Golden Age of Hollywood when he takes the podium for a program of cinematic highlights from classic films such as Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur, Psycho and Casablanca. (more...)

Segal Centre to Present THE PRODUCERS: A NEW MEL BROOKS MUSICAL IN YIDDISH, 6/19-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

For the first time, the Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (DWYT), Canada's oldest Yiddish-language theatre, is teaming up with the vibrant, META Award-winning Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society to produce the Yiddish World premiere of The Producers: A New Mel Brooks Musical. The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present this hilarious, record-breaking musical in Yiddish with English and French supertitles on the Segal stage from June 19 to July 10, 2016. (more...)

TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL Now Available on iTunes & Digital HD
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

Allan Glaser Productions has announced the nationwide cable and digital release of TAB HUNTER CONFIDENTIAL. (more...)

Fourth Plett Fringe Festival to Play The White House Theatre this June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Kids of Kurland will present the fourth annual Plett Fringe Festival at The White House Theatre in Plettenberg Bay this June. The festival is in its fourth year and 2016 has an exciting line-up, the proceeds of which will provide a large economic and cultural boost for the Plettenberg Bay community and creates awareness of the Kids of Kurland charity. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: How Does Jeff Daniels Make It Through the Brutality of BLACKBIRD? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2016

Jeff Daniels has done it all. The actor is well known for his performances on TV and the big screen as well as his work as a musician and playwright. This season he has picked up his second Tony nomination (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play) for his portrayal of Ray in BLACKBIRD, opposite Michelle WIlliams. Below watch as Daniels admits that the news might make playing the brutal role every night a little less difficult. (more...)

TV One to Present Live Broadcast of Muhammad Ali's Memorial Service, Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

TV One is pre-empting its regularly scheduled programming this today, June 10, to broadcast live the Memorial Service of American Olympic and 3-time World Heavyweight Champion Boxer Muhammad Ali. (more...)

DVR Alert: BLACKBIRD's Jeff Daniels Visits TODAY This Morning
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tony nominee Jeff Daniels visits NBC's THE TODAY SHOW this morning, where he'll discuss his role in Broadway's BLACKBIRD, co-starring Michelle Williams. (more...)

The 14th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Excited high school students, educators and supportive friends and family members packed McCaw Hall to celebrate The 14th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater. The highly anticipated event, directed by Kat Ramsburg, handed out awards in 21 categories ranging from Outstanding Overall Musical Production to Outstanding Lobby Display. The crowd eagerly cheered for Washington's finest teenage performers as awards were accepted, local celebrity presenters spoke and nominated students performed musical excerpts from their acclaimed shows. This Tony Awards style program hosted by The 5th Avenue Theatre is proudly sponsored by Wells Fargo with additional support from Alaska Airlines and The Boeing Company. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 6-12, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Tom Wopat, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 5, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella with Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, and Rachel Bay Jones; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; Kurt Weill on Broadway with Mary Testa and Friends; Victoria Cook at 54 Below; Women in the World of Sondheim: Katie Welsh and Emily Whitaker. (more...)

COUNTRY'S FAMILY REUNION to Bring NASHVILLE to Fans Next Month on RFD-TV
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

The popular “Country's Family Reunion” television series will bring the “Nashville” episode series to fans in July, airing nationally on Friday at 7 pm CST on RFD-TV. (more...)

New Ghosts Theatre Company Present the Sydney Premiere of FRACTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

New Ghosts Theatre Company will present the Sydney premiere of the psychological drama, FRACTURE, from August 2nd-12th at the Old Fitz Theatre. Exploring both the naturalistic and psychological, FRACTURE invites audiences into a world of personal isolation and reveals the dangers that lurk within. (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre Looking for Creative Teens to Participate in New 10-MINUTE MUSICAL PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Seattle's The 5th Avenue Theatre is seeking the most creative and ambitious teens with a love for the stage to participate in an exciting new program called the “10-Minute Musical Project,” which involves local students in the process of creating new works in the musical theater genre. Washington State students ages 14-19 are eligible to apply for a variety of roles: composer, lyricist, playwright, stage manager, director, music director and marketer. Students will participate in workshops throughout the summer, culminating in a two-week long intensive rehearsal process and a staged reading presented as part of The 5th Avenue's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals in October 2016.  (more...)

Charles Busch, BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

HAVANA CLUB Puerto Rican Rum Rolls Out National Market Expansion with the Unveiling of A'ejo Cl'sico and 'The Golden Age, Aged Well' Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Marking two decades of U.S. presence and celebrating the peak of Cuba's cultural resurgence, HAVANA CLUB Puerto Rican rum is rolling out an exciting national market expansion. The expansion features new bottle packaging, the introduction of a dark rum variant, HAVANA CLUB Aejo Clsico, to complement the existing HAVANA CLUB Aejo Blanco offering, and the launch of a new brand campaign titled "The Golden Age, Aged Well." The HAVANA CLUB Aejo Clsico will make its debut in Florida this June, with expansion continuing throughout the United States this summer. (more...)

Exciting New Shows At Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The new season at Sheffield Theatres includes an exciting line-up of West End and Broadway musicals, witty comedy, chart-topping music, poignant drama and family fun. Booking for the new shows will open to Centre Stage Members on Saturday 11 June and to the general public on Saturday 18 June. (more...)

Freddie Fox, Clare Foster, Amy Morgan and More Announced for TRAVESTIES Revival
by Marianka Swain - Jun 29, 2016

Menier Chocolate Factory has announced further casting for its major revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES. Joining Tom Hollander are: Clare Foster (Cecily), Freddie Fox (Tristan Tzara), Forbes Masson (Lenin), Peter McDonald (James Joyce), Amy Morgan (Gwendolen) and Sarah Quist (Nadya). Patrick Marber directs, and the production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch & More Set for First Dallas Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Denise Lee Onstage and Fair Park Dallas have set the stage for the first-ever Dallas Cabaret Festival, July 28-30, 2016. (more...)

Tanya O'Debra's RADIO STAR Set for UNDER St. Marks, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Watch (but mainly listen) as Tanya O'Debra lends her voice to ten characters while staging live sound effects in this naughty 1940's radio detective spoof. When a wealthy client hires Private Dick Nick McKittrick to find her husband's killer, she learns that he will literally stick his nose where it doesn't belong. Just like The Golden Age of radio. Only much, much dirtier. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANYTHING GOES at Lyric Stage
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 24, 2016

There may only be a few remaining performances of Lyric Stage's ANYTHING GOES, but there's still plenty to see and hear before the ship sails beyond closing night this Sunday. The show (which features a cast of 37 actors and an astounding 33-piece orchestra) appears as a never-before-seen edit, written exclusively for Lyric Stage by musical director and conductor Jay Dias. With over three hours of old fashioned musical theatre comedy on stage, there's surely something to please the whole family in this lavish, timeless tale. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Hosts Free 'Spotlight Night' for 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes audiences to Spotlight Night, an exciting and exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse at the final production in the 2015/16 season, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. (more...)

Elizabeth Cooper Named Dean of The Hartt School
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Elizabeth 'Betsy' Cooper, director of the Hunter College Dance Program, has been named dean of the University of Hartford's The Hartt School. University Provost Sharon Vasquez announced that Cooper, who has extensive academic leadership and professional experience, will assume her duties as dean of the University's performing arts conservatory on August 15. (more...)

Patrick Marber Directs Tom Hollander in TRAVESTIES at Menier Chocolate Factory
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces a major new revival of Tom Stoppard's TRAVESTIES - the first London revival in over 20 years. Patrick Marber directs Tom Hollander as he returns to the stage to play Henry Carr. The production opens on 4 October, with previews from 22 September and runs until 19 November. (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jun 21, 2016

BWW Sydney attended the announcement of the 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS at Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 2 Theatre. (more...)

Something's Coming: A First Look at the Broadway Season Ahead!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 19, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the 2016-2017 Broadway season. With new musicals and plays about to descend to Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving next season! (more...)

Dallas Summer Musicals Announces 2016-2017 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) and Performing Arts Fort Worth (PAFW) are thrilled to announce their 2016-2017 Broadway seasons! Once again, the two performing arts groups will come together to co-present four titles, allowing patrons across North Texas ample opportunities to experience the Best of Broadway. (more...)

LA LA LAND Musical, Starring Emma Stone, to Open 73rd Venice Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

LA LA LAND, written and directed by Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) and starring Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling, John Legend and J. K. Simmons (winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in Whiplash), is the opening film, in Competition, of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: The Golden Age of Broadway at The Boston Pops
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 17, 2016

The Boston Pops has been winning the affection of audiences in Boston and beyond for 131 seasons with programs like The Golden Age of Broadway and featured performers Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Laura Osnes, and Justin Hopkins. Keith Lockhart was on the podium and Lidiya Yankovskaya was Guest Chorus Conductor with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. (more...)

BWW Dance Review: PENNSYLVANIA BALLET Presents 'Balachine and Beyond'
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 16, 2016

"Balanchine and Beyond," the Pennsylvania Ballet's strangely named program that I saw Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Merriam Theater in Philadelphia, was a very satisfying evening. Of course, beyond can mean anything, so the choice of Trisha Brown, Hans van Manen and Jean-Pierre Frohlich was a very strange, or very apt, combination, depending on how you view and take your ballet. So I decided, if this is what they are presenting, I'll sit down and enjoy myself. And, for the most part, I did. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Celebration with Tour de Force III Dance Spectacular
by Louisa Brady - Jun 16, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts begins its 30th Anniversary celebration with another one-night-only star-studded evening of dance: Tour de Force III. The performance will be the first event to represent the array and diversity of the Center's artistic programming, in this case, 30 years of presenting the greatest ballet companies and the world's most celebrated dancers. Tour de Force III will be on Saturday, August 27 in Segerstrom Hall. Produced in collaboration with Ardani Artists, the program will include four Center premieres: Clay by Vladimir Varnava, Zeitgeist by Alastair Marriott, Tristesse by Marcelo Gomes and Le Divertissement du Roi by Maxim Petrov. The international cast includes Diana Vishneva, Joaquin de Luz, Marcelo Gomes, Denis Matvienko, Marcelino Sambe?, Friedemann Vogel and Edward Watson, as well as members of the The Royal Ballet, Mariinsky Ballet and the National Ballet of Canada. (more...)

Lehigh University Faculty Announces Summer Reading Picks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ A diverse group of faculty members from all four of Lehigh University's colleges in departments from Theatre to Entrepreneurship to Chemical Engineering share their picks for summer reading below following the lead of Lehigh President John D. Simon who discussed the impact of a recent read in the May 27 th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Will Reappear on Broadway This Holiday Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, MagicSpace Entertainment, and Road Show Entertainment LLC just announced that THE ILLUSIONISTS will return to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season for a limited engagement, playing November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017, this year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th St). (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: South African Theatre Pros on the 2016 Tony Awards
by David Fick - Jun 12, 2016

All eyes are on New York as the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League prepare to present the Tony Awards at the seventieth ceremony of its kind. On the morning of the awards, BroadwayWorld South Africa asked six local theatre professionals what the Tony Awards means to them and who they were hoping would bring home the bacon. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andrew Abrams on Bringing GYPSY to Madison
by Angie Stanton - Jun 10, 2016

Capital City Theatre (CCT) is presenting GYPSY this week at the Overture Center featuring a stellar cast from Broadway, Chicago and Madison. In its sophomore year, CCT has proven its chops with last year's stunning production of VIOLET. I had the opportunity to sit down with Artistic Director and one of the founding members, Andrew Abrams to talk GYPSY, CCT, & more. (more...)

Shakespeare Meets Circus in Immersive AS YOU LIKE IT at The Savill Garden
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

Run away with the circus this summer and weave your way through an array of hidden gardens and spectacular lawns at The Savill Garden in this immersive production of Shakespeare's much loved AS YOU LIKE IT from 22 June to 24 July 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: The Voice Behind So Many Legendary Movie Stars Comes Out of The Shadows in UNSEEN: A TRIBUTE TO MARNI NIXON
by Jade Kops - Jul 9, 2016

Melody Beck presents a wonderfully researched insight into career of the woman who made so many legendary movie stars sound good in her cabaret UNSEEN: A TRIBUTE TO MARNI NIXON. (more...)

Tony Dokoupil Named Correspondent for CBS NEWS
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Tony Dokoupil has been named a correspondent for CBS News based in New York. Dokoupil will report for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms beginning in August. (more...)

GREAT DETECTIVES OF OLD TIME RADIO LIVE to Tour in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Preachrs Podcast OnLine & OnStage is delighted to announce that a revised version of their 2015 Adelaide Fringe smash-hit show, Great Detectives of Old Time Radio Live will be touring to 9 Australian cities beginning September year. (more...)

Last Chance to Catch Roland Perold's A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK at #NAF16's Albany Cabaret Club
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

With more than half of its run at the National Arts Festival's Albany Cabaret Club done, audiences have only a few more opportunities to see Roland Perold in his charming cabaret, A GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II with SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conductor and Co-Creator George Daugherty Shares His Passion And Enthusiasm With BWW Sydney
by Jade Kops - Jul 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld Sydney was given the chance to chat to George Daugherty, Conductor and Co-Creator of BUGS BUNNY AT THE SYMPHONY II ahead of the concerts with Sydney Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

More Lead Cast Announced for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2016

Producer John Frost today announced the casting for four principal roles in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical, which plays at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 22 September for a strictly limited season. Caroline O'Connor, Bert LaBonte, Martin Crewes and Marney McQueen will join David Campbell as Bobby Darin and Hannah Fredericksen as Sandra Dee in the extraordinary tale of the Grammy award-winning singer and Oscar nominated actor, Bobby Darin. (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS ***Article to be Updated Live *** Please Refresh Browser ***
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2016

*Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* BWW Sydney will be attending the 16th Annual HELPMAN AWARDS being presented by Live Performance Australia (LPA) at Sydney Lyric Theatre on Monday 25th July. *Please Refresh Browser To Stay Updated* (more...)

Little-Known Alan Menken Musical KICKS May Get a Second Life
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 20, 2016

According to The New York Post's Michael Riedel, a little known Broadway musical from Alan Menken called KICKS may be getting a new life. (more...)

Mainstage at Upper Darby Summer Stage Sets NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents its crown jewel of the 41st season, the mainstage production, "Nice Work If You Can Get It" on July 29, 30 and August 5, 6 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.   (more...)

Sony Music to Produce Cast Album for DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The producers of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical and Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced today that Sony Music will produce a cast album for the World Premiere musical, which will be released in August. The single 'Dream Lover' will be available on iTunes today, Friday 15 July. (more...)

Photo Flash: They've Got Magic to Do- First Look at Broadway-Bound THE ILLUSIONISTS: TURN OF THE CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

THE ILLUSIONISTS will return to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season for a limited engagement, playing November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017, this year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th St). (more...)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE LAST TYCOON to Play the West End This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

F Scott's final novel, THE LAST TYCOON, unfinished at the time of his death, is coming to London's West End this summer, to the Arts Theatre (Upstairs at the Arts) for a four week run this summer for its European premiere. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Captivates Sydney With A High Energy Explosion of Color And Copious Amounts Of Rain
by Jade Kops - Jul 11, 2016

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is a marvellous blend of singing, dancing, celluloid snippets and 12,000 litres of recycled water. (more...)

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