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VIDEO: Viola Davis Pays Tribute to August Wilson in Moving Acceptance Speech
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Last night, Viola Davis picked up the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for FENCES. Watch her moving acceptance speech below! (more...)

VIDEO: Final Trailer for KONG: SKULL ISLAND + VR Experience Announced!
by Movies News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Below, check out the final trailer for KONG: SKULL ISLAND, hitting theaters on Friday, March 10th. Before that, enter the world of Skull Island and experience a face-to-face encounter with The King. (more...)

Kneehigh's 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS to Make New York Debut at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

St. Ann's Warehouse will welcome back Kneehigh, Cornwall's beloved theatrical alchemists, and their former Co-Artistic Director Emma Rice - now the Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe - for the New York Premiere of the acclaimed production 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips. (more...)

THE HUMANS, HEISENBERG and More Set for Pittsburgh Public Theater in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas today announced five of the six plays comprising the 2017/2018 subscription series at Pittsburgh Public Theater and one very special event. Included are works by William Shakespeare, Stephen Sondheim, and Peter Shaffer, as well as two hot new Broadway plays in a season exemplifying the company's range as a producing organization. (more...)

BWW Review: Finding Laughs at LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Orlando Shakes
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 27, 2017

Research tells us that LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST could be Shakespeare's first comedies. It is also a Shakespearean comedy that stands the test of time with a plot that could be in any modern day romantic comedy film. While the verse is long winded, the plot is easy to follow and provides great belly laughs that are worth sticking through. (more...)

WeSoHapa Talks Being American and Multi-Racial in AMERICAN OTHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

For one night only, some of the most dynamic and diverse faces in American theatre will join WeSoHapa for an evening of song and spoken word questioning the nature of what it means to be American and Multi-racial. (more...)

Broadway San Jose Announces 2017–18 Season, including the RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, announced today the six productions that will comprise the lineup for its 2017-18 season -- Broadway's under the sea spectacular DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID (September 26-October 1, 2017), the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL (November 13-19, 2017), Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece RENT 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR (January 23-28, 2018), Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King AND I (February 20-25, 2018), Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, LOVE NEVER DIES (March 13-18, 2018), and the breathtaking smash-hit musical FINDING NEVERLAND (April 17-22, 2018). The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS (June 5-10, 2018) returns to San Jose by popular demand as a special season add-on.  (more...)

Special Free Screening of Carlisle Floyd and Hal Prince's: WILLIE STARK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Paley Center for Media in New York City (25 WEST 52ND ST., NYC) will screen the complete 1981 PBS Great Performances telecast of WILLIE STARK starring Timothy Nolen on Saturday, February 25, from 1 to 3:30 pm. (more...)

Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Will Dazzle Audiences Next Month at Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play Miller Auditorium for a limited engagement from March 24-26, 2017. (more...)

Dana B. Alber Releases 'Some True Facts on the Easter Bunny with Colored Eggs and Baskets'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Dana B. Albert, a wife, mother, grandmother, educator, traveler, outdoors and exercise enthusiast, devoted writer and author, has completed her new book 'Some True Facts on the Easter Bunny with Colored Eggs and Baskets': a vibrant work about a brother and sister who create a colorful way to catch rabbits during the winter season. (more...)

Individual Tickets Now On Sale for THE ROLLING STONES' EXHIBITIONISM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, sold out its limited time early bird offer due to strong demand.  Individual tickets are now on sale to the general public today, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season - World Premiere, Tony Winner Christopher Wheeldon's New NUTCRACKER, Balanchine/Robbins Premiere and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2017-18 season including a world premiere by Joffrey Ballet Master Nicolas Blanc, the North American Premiere of Midsummer Night's Dream by acclaimed chorographer Alexander Ekman plus Chicago Premieres by George Balanchine, Lola de Ávila and Jerome Robbins.  (more...)

BWW Review: MADAM BUTTERFLY, King's Head Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 24, 2017

The wonderful thing about fringe theatre is the variety and quality of what can be produced in a tiny space, with very little budget. Creativity is key to make an audience return to what is essentially the back room of a pub with slightly uncomfortable seating. Madam Butterfly is the latest creative offering from The King's Head Theatre, who has a well-known reputation for producing innovative and unique shows in such a room. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF presents William Shakespeare's comedy, Love's Labour's Lost now through March 24, 2017 in the Margeson Theater. Set in the Roaring Twenties, Love's Labour's Lost will play in repertory with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (now through March 26, 2017). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Gardell Knows More Than A Little About Elvis
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, 'Mike and Molly' star Billy Gardell discussed growing up with an Elvis-obsessed dad, and now he's playing The King's manager in CMT's 'Sun Records.' (more...)

Disney/Pixar's CARS 3 Gears Up for a Season-Long Ride with NASCAR
by Movies News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Disney•Pixar's CARS 3 is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017. (more...)

The Met Opera's LA TRAVIATA and IDOMENEO Come to the Big Screen in HD at The Ridgefield Playhouse, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Sonya Yoncheva brings her acclaimed interpretation of the doomed courtesan Violetta Valery to Live in HD audiences for the first time, opposite rising American tenor Michael Fabiano as her lover, Alfredo.  Don't miss a LIVE in HD transmission of The Met Opera's La Traviata on Saturday, March 11 at 12:55 p.m. as part of the Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series.  Violetta, a young and consumptive courtesan is exhausted after years of service, and wants nothing better than to relax and enjoy the time that she has left, free and footloose from men and worries. However, a chance meeting at a party she hosts, with the handsome yet naive Alfredo sees her question her existence and her loneliness without a lover to call her own. She encourages his love. (more...)

BWW Feature: Throughout the Years, Movie Musicals have been Overlooked for Best Picture
by Rachel Crawford - Feb 23, 2017

In the 89 years that the Academy Awards have been held, over 40 musicals have either been nominated for or have won an Oscar for Best Picture, including this last December's LA LA LAND. The first musical to ever win Best Picture was THE BROADWAY MELODY at the second Academy Awards in 1929. The film starred Charles King, Eddie Kane, Bessie Love and Anita Page (more...)

Ben Hall to Lead ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

???????Following the welcomed announcement of a new 30th anniversary production of Alex Harding's beloved Australian musical Only Heaven Knows at Hayes Theatre Co later this year, Luckiest Productions is thrilled to reveal their leading actor and hero images. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Continues its 30th Anniversary Season with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues its 30th Anniversary season with the hit rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, running March 21-April 16.  With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and features Julian Alvarez, Derrick Cobey, Patrick H. Dunn, Robert Farruggia, Adam Kemmerer, Ciji Prosser, Darren Ritchie, Danny Rutigliano, and Steve Steiner.  The ensemble features Jason Taylor Armstrong, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, John DiFerdinando, Maggie Griffin-Smith, Megan Helen Jones, Lauren Krigel, Caitlin Ort, William Pazdziora,  Miriam Grace Payne, Christopher J. Perugini, Dominick Sannelli,  Keith L. Watford, and Timothy Walton. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline THE MAIN EVENT Fundraiser in Norfolk
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On March 26, 2017, THE MAIN Event: A Celebration for the Arts, presented by TowneBank, will bring a private weekend celebration of arts and culture to downtown Norfolk. (more...)

Martin Scorsese to Present Chaplin Award to Robert De Niro This May
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces that legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese will present the 44th Chaplin Award to honoree Robert De Niro on Monday, May 8, 2017. The pair have worked together on eight films, beginning with Mean Streets in 1973. (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

More Stars Sign on for Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Additional casting has been announced for the revival of John Guare's critically acclaimed play Six Degrees Of Separation starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train) as Ouisa, Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') as Flan and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') as Paul. (more...)

ALADDIN Finds Princess, Genie, Villains and Band of Thieves for National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago have announced full casting for the eagerly-anticipated North American tour of Disney's Aladdin, which begins rehearsals in Chicago on Monday, February 27. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and HEARTBREAK HOTEL to Premiere at Ogunquit Playhouse This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse, one of the Northeast's cultural jewels and a cornerstone of America's theatrical heritage, is celebrating its 85th Anniversary Season, and, true to its legacy, the 2017 season will be filled with the newest and brightest musicals, world and national premieres and a timeless classic, all complete with top-notch professional casts and creative teams direct from Broadway, Los Angeles, and London. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions presents THE SORROWS OF SATAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Sorrows of Satan is written by musical theatre writing duo Bateman and Conley and directed by Adam Lenson (Songs for a New World, St. James Theatre) and runs at Tristan Bates for six weeks, opening on 21 February with previews from 14 February (more...)

Fantasy Author Brandon Mull to Sign 'DRAGONWATCH' in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Mull will be signing copies of Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, the highly-anticipated sequel series to the best-selling novel Fablehaven, on March 20th at the Thousand Oaks Barnes and Noble. (more...)

Fantasy Author Brandon Mull Will Sign 'DRAGONWATCH' at Children's Book World
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Mull will be signing copes of Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, the highly-anticipated sequel series to the best-selling novel Fablehaven, on March 21st at Children's Book World in West Los Angeles. (more...)

Iwan Rheon Cast in Lead Role for New ABC Series MARVEL'S INHUMANS
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Prominent actor Iwan Rheon ('Game of Thrones') has been cast in the lead role of Maximus in the MARVEL'S INHUMANS television series. (more...)

Marco Raye Releases THE KING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

'The King': a gripping and immensely entertaining story that strives to fill in the blanks and bring the story of King David to life. 'The King' is the creation of published author, Marco Raye, a free-spirited individual with a passion for embracing life's emotional landscapes through his writing. (more...)

Author Brandon Mull to Sign 'DRAGONWATCH' Sequel Series at Skokie Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

NYTimes bestselling author Brandon Mull will be signing copies of Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, the highly-anticipated sequel series to the New York Times best-selling Fablehaven on March 13th at 6pm at the Skokie Barnes and Noble. (more...)

Bestselling Fantasy Author Brandon Mull to Sign 'DRAGONWATCH' at Boise Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

New York Times bestselling fantasy author Brandon Mull will be signing copes of Dragonwatch: A Fablehaven Adventure, the highly-anticipated sequel series to the best-selling novel Fablehaven, on March 15th at the Boise Barnes and Noble. (more...)

Original Off-Broadway Star Jaygee Macapugay, Pop Star Mark Bautista to Lead HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the star-studded cast of its highly anticipated immersive theatrical event, Here Lies Love. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Help Turn Highland Farm Into the Hammerstein Museum!
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2017

Will Hammerstein, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II and President of the Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, needs your help! In the video below, he is standing outside Oscar's former home, Highland Farm, where all Oscar's most famous works where created - including the landmark musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. The property is being turned into a museum and is seeking donations to make the project a reality.  (more...)

Comedian Carrot Top Returns to the State Theatre for First Time Since 2005
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

???????A pop culture icon returns to the State Theatre as comedian Carrot Top is set to take the stage on Sunday, March 19th.  This marks the 10th time Carrot Top is performing at the historic venue and the first since 2005. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Feb 21, 2017

Pippin is another Tony Award-winning musical from Stephen Schwartz, (Wicked, Godspell). The story is a spectacle representing a troupe of actors performing in a play about a young prince named Pippin, (Naysh Fox), in an anguishing search for his life's purpose. As his character comes to life, Pippin meets an odd array of circus-type characters along the way. (more...)

Salty Brine Announces Extension of Latest Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Salty Brine announces two added performances of his hit cabaret show, Dean. Maybe Frank. Maybe Sammy. (Time Out New York Critics' Pick) as part of his cabaret series, The Living Record Collection.  Dean. Maybe Frank. Maybe Sammy., inspired by Radiohead's album Ok Computer, is currently running at Pangea (178 2nd Avenue) with performances on Februrary 7, 21, 28 and March 7 and 14.  Performances have been added on March 21 and 28, with doors opening at 6:30pm and performances beginning at 7:30pm for all dates. (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

WICKED, LES MISERABLES, THE BODYGUARD and More Part of Broadway Grand Rapids this Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Broadway Grand Rapids next season begins with Broadway's biggest blockbuster WICKED, the untold story of the Witches of Oz on stage for an unprecedented 3 weeks at DeVos Performance Hall.  One of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history, LES MISERABLES returns in November.  (more...)

Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today the Orpheum Theatre Group unveiled the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Season at an announcement party at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Attendees were the first to hear about next season's exciting offerings. HAMILTON was officially announced as part of the Orpheum's 2018-2019 Broadway Season. (more...)

Help King Center 'STOMP' Out Hunger This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

While many people donate to food drives during the holiday season, hunger is a problem all year long. That's why The King Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with the touring percussion show STOMP to collect food items through the April 22 performances of STOMP at The King Center. (more...)

Photos and Footage: First Look at INTO THE WOODS at Briarcrest High School
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Don't miss the Briarcrest High School spring production, INTO THE WOODS, continuing February 23-25, featuring six performers from the nationally renowned a cappella group OneVoice. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mare Nostrum Elements Presents EMERGING CHOREOGRAPHER SERIES, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Currently in its 15th year, Mare Nostrum Elements (MNE), a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to supporting performing artists and creating original works for the stage, will present the culmination of its fourth annual Emerging Choreographer Series on Monday, February 27 andTuesday, February 28, 2017 at La Guardia Performing Arts Center's The Little Theater (31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

James Barry, Scott Moreau, Jake Rowley and Nat Zegree Headline MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. (more...)

Dialogue with Three Chords Kick Off Spring Season with THE MADNESS OF GOTHAM 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Dialogue with Three Chords (D3C) launch their spring season of independent theatre in Greenwich Village with THE MADNESS OF GOTHAM, a series of short plays written by Stephen Gracia and directed by Michael LoPorto. The show includes the acoustic punk of Rich Stremme (The Deacons, M13) and starts at 8pm on Thursday, February 23, downstairs at Mr. Dennehy's on 63 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014. Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation. (more...)

It's Official! Angela Lansbury Joins MARY POPPINS RETURNS as 'Balloon Lady'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Disney has confirmed rumors from back in December that Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of 'Mary Poppins Returns,' the all-new sequel to Disney's 1964 film 'Mary Poppins' currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers' series of Mary Poppins children's books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018. (more...)

Utah Symphony Announces 2017-2018
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony's 2017-18 season, which includes a Saint-Saens symphony cycle recorded live for the Hyperion label, marking the first recording of the composer's complete symphonies by an American orchestra. (more...)

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