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BWW Review: JULIA MIGENES SINGS KURT WEILL European Style at the Odyssey
by Shari Barrett - Nov 30, 2015

Migenes' performance was like taking a step back to the 1930s, watching the remarkable Lotte Lenya performing her husband's songs during the time he collaborated with Bertolt Brecht to create atonal melodies meant to shock audiences into realizing the masses were, like today, being controlled by the wealthy, upper 1% of society. "Lotte Lenya herself came backstage after I performed Mahagonny and gave me a rose," Migenes says. "That is one of my most precious memories." No doubt the two women were connected to their souls, given how Migenes interpreted her songs. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/30/2015 - Fred Ebb Awards, Charlie Brown's 50th Christmas and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer are honored with 2015 Fred Ebb Awards tonight; and be sure to set your DVR! Kristen Bell hosts ABC's IT'S YOUR 50TH CHRISTMAS, CHARLIE BROWN this evening. (more...)

Thanksgiving Video Dish: Five Broadway Turkeys That Made Delicious Leftovers
by Michael Dale - Nov 26, 2015

Sometimes a flop Broadway show is better appreciated after closing, and may even return as a hit! (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, November 23, 2015
by - Nov 23, 2015

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, November 23, 2015! (more...)

Photo Flash: JULIA MIGENES SINGS KURT WEILL Comes to the Odyssey Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Julia Migenes (Diva on the Verge) returns to the Odyssey Theatre with her newest show, once again directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak. JULIA MIGENES SINGS KURT WEILL opens at the Odyssey Theatre tonight, November 18, running Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. for five weeks through December 19. BroadwayWorld has a look at Migenes in performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JULIA MIGENES SINGS KURT WEILL at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Celebrated mezzo-soprano Julia Migenes (Diva on the Verge) returns to the Odyssey Theatre with her newest show, once again directed by Academy Award-nominated director Peter Medak. Julia Migenes Sings Kurt Weill opens at the Odyssey Theatre on November 18, running Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. for five weeks through December 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Migenes in performance below! (more...)

Donny Most Set to SING AND SWING at Vitellos on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - May 8, 2016

Donny Most, best known as "Ralph Malph" of the long- running hit television show Happy Days, and his 7-piece band, bring the songs of Sinatra, Darin, Martin, and more to life through his interpretations and creative arrangements. The swing era and 50?s cool are fused together in one very unique show. The next engagement of their show will be held at Vitello's on Tuesday, May 10th. (more...)

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at Metropolis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE concert series announces a new season line up for Chicagoland's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (more...)

MARX IN SOHO, SPRING AWAKENING and More Set for Spotlighters Theatre's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

This season holds a wealth of 'theatre magic' for you! A little frightening, and a lot of fun! Spotlighters tackles a variety of genres, and takes our audiences on some dark travels into the world of politics, feuding families and neighbors, gossipy friends, crime, murder and Dungeon & Dragons. (more...)

by Brodie Paparella - May 2, 2016

They say it's never one moment that turns paradise into peril, but a series of small, indiscernible hairline fractures that suddenly at the most innocent of moments cause a shattering from which no hope of rebuilding can be drawn. Although the events that transpire in Belleville bear a little more drama, the suspense and fragility of human romance connected audience and actor alike at Old Fitz Theatre for a thrilling weekend in Paris. (more...)

BWW Recap: Jon Snow Heads 'Home' in GAME OF THRONES
by Jessica Naftaly - May 2, 2016

Episode two of Game of Thrones just aired tonight and with it, we got a lot of what we had last week, shocking deaths and violence, but we also got the answer to everyone's burning question. Is Jon Snow really dead? The episode, entitled “Home” not only was named so because of the word being dropped quite often in dialogue, but several of our primary characters dealt with their families, identities and “homes”. I would say this is one of the closes instances we've gotten on this show of having the title actually play a key role in the total events of the narrative, but alas, it still struggled to remain thematically relevant, despite it's frequent usage.  (more...)

HAPPY DAYS Star Donny Most to Sing and Swing at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Donny Most, veteran of the hit series 'Happy Days,' is taking his (musical) act on the road, Singing and Swinging at Feinstein's/54 Below with a nine-piece band. (more...)

BWW Review: Audience Directs HAPPY HOUR at Spooky Action
by Roger Catlin - May 16, 2016


Prominent Cigar Retailer Introduces Baptiste by Oliva Cigars
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016


by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

According to Deadline, ABC has cancelled its country musical series NASHVILLE, as well as freshman drama THE FAMILY, as first orders for the 2016-17 television season come in. (more...)

Ed Murray Celebrates Mother's Day at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Ed Murray in Songs My Mother Loved: A Walk Down Memory Lane. A True Mother's Day Card for Mothers Everywhere! Bring your mom to celebrate HER and the music of our lives  (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present SISTER ACT, 4/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Sister Act, Broadway's feel-good musical comedy at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 8-24.  Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg hit film, written by Joseph Howard, the five-time Tony nominated Broadway sensation features an award winning creative team with original score and music by composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, Little Shop Of Horrors), lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Tangled), book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (Cheers), additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed ).  The reinvented musical adaptation is filled with heavenly music with a disco beat, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!  Tickets are now on sale at or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

by Brodie Paparella - Mar 27, 2016

There comes a moment for every child when you realise that the floor is not made of lava, and not because it suits you for it to be carpet so you can stop playing and have dinner, but because lava and carpet are completely different things that can never be the same or cross-mutable. Suddenly your entire scope of possibility changes and you realise you will never make-believe the floor is lava again. That Eye, The Sky is a piece of work nurtured in this very emotion of sad clarity, this point of the mind that reaches its tipping point past imagination into maturity. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre to Present THE CARDIGANS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre will present THE CARDIGANS, a musical conceived by Rick Lewis, produced and directed by Kris McMurray, and musically directed by Sean Lewis. The production runs April 1st through May 7th, 2016. (more...)

Pepperdine Theatre to Present THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division Theatre Department will present Bertolt Brecht's groundbreaking musical The Threepenny Opera at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 through Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 9, at the Malibu campus' Smothers Theatre. (more...)

Scott Coulter to Bring THE FELLA SINGS ELLA to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Lauded for his soaring high notes, purity of tone and way with a lyric, Scott Coulter has been called 'the male Ella Fitzgerald,' which explains why his show celebrating the songs made famous by this iconic singer has been so successful. Scott Coulter brings his acclaimed show, The Fella Sings Ella, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. Tickets for Scott Coulter range in price from $30 - $50 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting (more...)

PICT to Host 3rd Annual UNCOMMON PLEAS Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Passions will run high at PICT Classic Theatre's third annual UnCommon Pleas. The Court of UnCommon Pleas will convene on April 7, 2016, at 6 p.m., at the Duquesne Club- a fitting forum to hear the appeal of The Merchant of Venice. (more...)

Tony Winner Mandy Patinkin to Perform in Concert at NJPAC, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Broadway's master song man, Mandy Patinkin will bring his critically acclaimed theater concert Dress Casual to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, May 22 at 3pm. In this powerful, passionate afternoon of popular song, Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, takes his audience on a dazzling musical journey from Irving Berlind to Stephen Sondheim, from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: #NOFILTER Is One Of The Most Incredible Pieces That You Will Ever See
by Barry Lenny - Mar 16, 2016

I see no reason why this should not tour overseas and, in fact, it should. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Among 2016 Honorees for Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 37th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

Historical Fiction Novel 'The Fine Line: The Ancients Part II' Receives Official Selection Honors in the New Apple Indie E-Book Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

'The Fine Line: The Ancients Part II' by JC Brennan receives Official Selection Honors in the Historical Fiction category of the 2015 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing. Book Synopsis War is coming... Is William's family ready? The mysterious appearance of a young girl-brutalized and half dead-has thrown the Crew into a heightened state of disquiet. Aurora and her evil pack of Damned have declared war, and William now wonders if, somehow, the seemingly-innocent girl may be employed in some way as a dangerous weapon in the coming battle. Once she has recovered from her injuries, the girl's lost memories present a new puzzle the Crew desperately needs to piece together if they are to gain any advantage over their cruel enemies. The revelation of an ancient relic may deliver the critical aid the Crew so direly requires. Its newly-discovered power enables William to delve into the strange girl's memories, but will the answers be too horrifying for the Crew to accept? Along with the newfound strength found in this lost treasure comes a treacherous caveat, and William must decide if all of the gains gifted to his family are worth the precarious risks it demands. After a gruesome discovery in the woods surrounding their home, the Crew are left with another rose among the thorns. But, true to form, Aurora comes to tear that flower away from the vine and claim an advantage for herself. During the family's valiant efforts to stop her, Brimmount is critically injured, leaving him with a handicap the rest of the family fear he may not be able to overcome. Caroline, William's wife, fears her own growing powers, brought to fruition by the duplicitous relic. One of the family members remains missing...and yet another is discovered by happenstance. Can the Crew turn disadvantage to advantage in time to thwart Aurora's intent to, literally, tear the family to pieces? Will yet another unexpected, but fortunate, homecoming prove enough to turn the tide in the bloody war, the outcome of which will spell the very fate of the human race, as well as that of the ancients? A Fine Line: The Ancients Part II is the continuing story in the A Fine Line series. This third book chronicling the story of William Healthaway and his family-the descendants of an ancient race possessed of powers they are only just learning to control. Fans of historical high drama, with traces of fantasy thrown into the mix, will enjoy this sweeping saga of romance, war, family, death and the supernatural. Enter a world where no one is safe from the wicked clutches of the Damned. Where love, laughter, family and all that is held dear wavers on The Knife-edge between life and our eternal slumber. Read now to discover who will survive Aurora's unrelenting wrath. About the Author JC Brennan grew up in a small village in Michigan called Skidway Lake. In Brennan's own words, 'The small town life was a fantastic way to grow up but I always wanted more. My life was a difficult one and being a single mother most of my life made me realize that willpower is a person's greatest friend. I found my calling in the arts at Central Michigan University but with the birth of my son I could not pursue that adventure. I currently hold three degrees and live in Arizona were I have found a beauty that is without compare. I have struggled most of my life to get where I am and know that there are more battles yet to face. However, with will, strength, and the love of my family and friends, ?I know I can accomplish anything.' About the New Apple Book Awards The New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press that met the Awards' guidelines was eligible for entry. One book was chosen in each category as the Medalist Winner receiving the highest honors. In addition, the judges were permitted to choose up to three Official Selections for category distinction. Contact Information The Fine Line: The Ancients Part II is available in paperback and eBook and can be purchased at Amazon. To find out more about the New Apple Book Awards, visit 'The Fine Line: The Ancients Part II' Author: JC Brennan Publishing House: CreateSpace ASIN: B015AR3U1I Amazon: Author website: Twitter: @jcbrennan New Apple Contact Information New Apple Literary Services (more...)

Broken Cabaret's SOMETHING SOMETHING LAZARUS to Debut at the King's Head This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Broken Cabaret presents SOMETHING SOMETHING LAZARUS, March 8th - April 2nd, 2016 at 9.30pm at the King's Head Theatre. Press Night is set for March 10th, 2016 at 8.30pm. (more...)

FST to Stage Regional Premiere of OUTSIDE MULLINGAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre presents the warm and witty Irish comedy, Outside Mullingar as the third show in the Winter Mainstage Season. Complete with deep humor, unplanned discoveries, and a wee bit of Irish charm, this REGIONAL PREMIERE opens on February 5 in FST's Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions for three Mainstage shows can be purchased for as little as $59 online at, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Lerner Publishing Group Wins Michael L. Printz and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Lerner Publishing Group has received two 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards. The ALA announced at the Midwinter Meeting in Boston today that Out of Darkness by Ashley Hope Pérez is the recipient of a Michael L. Printz Honor, and The Book Itch: Freedom, Truth & Harlem's Greatest Bookstore written by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson and illustrated by R. Gregory Christie is the recipient of a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. (more...)

DEATH'S WITNESS by Paul Batista is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Story: Prominent defense attorney murdered in Central Park-A random attack, or part of a wider conspiracy? (more...)

VIDEO: Alan Cumming Premieres Sneak Peek at 'Hoover Dam: The Musical' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Alan Cumming premiered a sneak peek of his new upcoming Broadway musical HOOVER DAM: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Extends Final Production AMERICAN BUFFALO by Two Weeks; Welcomes New 'Bobby'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Due to popular demand, Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co.'s sell-out production of AMERICAN BUFFALO will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through March 20, 2016. The company is also pleased to announce actor Spenser Davis will join the cast in the role of Bobby beginning March 10, 2016.   (more...)

Lifetime Orders More Episodes of Hit Series DANCE MOMS and BRING IT!
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

There is no break in dancing! On the heels of a 2016 Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards nomination for 'Favorite Television Competition Show,' Lifetime orders more episodes of Dance Moms, extending its 6th season run. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2016
by - Feb 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rayna Campbell's LAPSE OF HONOUR to Screen at LA's Pan African Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

LAPSE OF HONOUR was created by Rayna Campbell and has not only been making its mark in the film world, it stars some familiar British faces including Gary McDonald (EastEnders), Tom Collins (Waterloo Road), Lady Leshurr (English rapper) and Louis Emerick (Brookside).  Now this exciting British film will next be shown at the Pan African Film Festival in LA. (more...)

Theater for the New City Sets Cast of ONE LOVE: A NEW PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Casting is complete for Theater for the New City's premiere production of One Love: A New Play. Director-playwright Peter Zachari returns to Theater for the New City after his successful productions of Fat Asses: The Musical and Under The Knife: A Farce with this serio-comic valentine. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Closes Final Season with AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. closes its 30th and final season with David Mamet's gripping and often hilarious drama AMERICAN BUFFALO, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, playing January 28 - March 6, 2016 at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Recap: A Legendary Crossover on THE FLASH
by Misha Davenport - Dec 2, 2015

Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) threatens Kendra (aka Hawkgirl, played by Ciara Renee), Barry (aka THE FLASH, played by Grant Gustin) has her hold up in Star City under the watchful eye of Ollie (aka Green ARROW, played by Stephen Amell) in part one of the two-night crossover event. We've got our running shoes on, we'll get you caught up in a flash. (more...)

NEOMFA Playwrights Festival, BOOTYCANDY and More Set for convergence-continuum's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The convergence-continuum 2016 Season includes a Playwrights Festival, two world-premiere productions, two regional premieres, an Ohio premiere, a modern American classic, and a series of one-weekend special-event performances. (more...)

Sinatra Centennial Celebration Set for MPAC in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Crooner Steve Lippia interprets the music made famous by Frank Sinatra in honor of the hundredth anniversary of Sinatra's birth at Mayo Performing Arts Center, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets are $39-59. (more...)

Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company to Stage AMERICAN BUFFALO This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company are proud to announce its production of the award winning drama AMERICAN BUFFALO by David Mamet. (more...)

BWW Review: Café Nordo's TO SAVOR TOMORROW Flies High with Laughs
by Jay Irwin - Apr 8, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, please fasten your seatbelts, put your tray tables and seat backs in the upright position and hang on as Cafe Nordo presents an evening of fun and food with their 60's spy send up, "To Savor Tomorrow". And as usual with the Cafe Nordo shows, if the laughs weren't enough for you then the delectable food will be. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of ONE LOVE at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

From the brain of Peter Zachari, who brought you Under The Knife: A Farce, Fat Asses: The Musical and Parker & Dizzy's Fabulous Journey to the End of the Rainbow, all of which premiered at Theater for the New City, comes One Love: A New Play. Cast includes Alex J. Moreno (Hunter), Russell Norris (Bryce), Joey Mirable (Logan), Itanza Wooden (Afrodite), Thomas Royce Daniels (Brett), Scott Salame (Tyler), Brian Anthony Simmons (Fantasy Man #1) and William Chang (Fantasy Man #2).  (more...)

David Campbell to Lead the World Premiere of DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. (more...)

David Campbell to Star in DREAM LOVER - THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical. (more...)

Victoria+Jean Debut Album 'Divine Love'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Swedish-Belgian avant-gritty-pop duo Victoria+Jean just announced a full stream of their highly anticipated album Divine Love that will be available via AllMusic starting Wednesday, April 27. Divine (more...)

Scoop: GOTHAM on FOX - Monday, April 25, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on GOTHAM, airing on FOX on Monday, April 25, 2016! (more...)

Victoria+Jean Share Sensual 'Takes You Like A Rose' Remix
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Swedish-Belgian avant-gritty-pop duo Victoria+Jean recently dropped a remix of their song “Takes You Like A Rose,” taken from their new album, Divine Love (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Perform in Toronto This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theatre concert, MANDY PATINKIN in Concert, Dress Casual, to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for two performances only on June 15 and 16, 2016, at 8 PM. Tickets go on sale to Mirvish subscribers today, Monday, April 18, to American Express cardmembers on Wednesday, April 20 and to the general public on Tuesday, April 26. Mandy Patinkin has been fortunate to carve out a varied career including theatre, the concert stage, film, television, and as a recording artist. (more...)

Photo: First Look - Kesha Guest Stars on ABC's Musical Drama NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Kesha will guest star on ABC country-music drama NASHVILLE on May 11 at 10 p.m. on ABC. PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first look at the appearance (more...)

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