Broadway AM Report, 9/8/2016 - SPAMILTON Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 8, 2016

Today's big news: SPAMILTON (more here) and EDWIN, THE EDWIN BOOTH STORY open Off-Broadway, and the stars of OH, HELLO meet the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth to Perform National Anthem on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth, who will star in NBC's presentation of "Hairspray Live!" on December 7, will perform The National Anthem prior to coverage of the Patriots-Cardinals Sunday Night Football showdown (more...)

Lady Gaga to Headline 2017 SUPER BOWL Halftime Show
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Lady Gaga turned to Twitter on Thursday to announce that the rumors that have been circulating are indeed true - she will headline the 2017 SUPER BOWL halftime show. (more...)

Video Roundup: Au Revoir to HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

It's another sad day at Hamilton, as tonight the cast will wish au revoir to Tony winner Renee Elise Goldsberry, who will play her final performance as Angelica Schuyler. In honor of her last performance, we've collected some of our favorite moments of the star in action below! (more...)

STYX Salutes Pittsburgh Steelers in Concert; Will Perform National Anthem During SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

As any STYX fan in Pittsburgh, PA knows, their signature track 'Renegade' has been an adopted theme song of the Pittsburgh Steelers football team for over a decade. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Announces Winner of HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Dance-Off; Maddie Baillio Performs National Anthem
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On September 15th, NBC held a dance contest at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore to find one lucky dancer who will be part of the network's live telecast of HAIRPRAY LIVE! on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

RADA Presents Play Readings by StoneCrabs and Yellow Earth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

StoneCrabs Theatre and Yellow Earth Theatre Company, in partnership with Japan Foundation, present Winds of Change (Ashita No Kaze), a series of staged play-readings, of award-winning Japanese plays. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with Idina Menzel in New Album Trailer
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2016

Idina Menzel will release her highly anticipated new self-titled album this Friday, September 23rd. The Broadway icon goes in-depth on making the album and what she hopes fans get from it in a new trailer - check it out below! (more...)

Country Singer Kaitlyn Baker to Perform National Anthem at Reds-Mets Game
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Major League Baseball season may be winding down, but Kaitlyn Baker is ready to play. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Shares Stripped-Down Music Video for Album Single 'I See You'
by Stage Tube - Sep 2, 2016

Earlier this summer, Idina Menzel took to social media to announce her new self-titled album being released September 23rd. The actress just released a bare-bones music video for 'I See You' -- you can own the single ahead of the album if you place a pre-order at Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Kristin Chenoweth of AN EVENING WITH KRISTIN CHENOWETH at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by Leigh Scheps - Sep 19, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth opened the NFL season by singing The National Anthem at a New England Patriots versus the Arizona Cardinals game on September 11. Now, she's kicking off the North Jersey theater season with a concert at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. Kristen admitted she likes to shake up her shows a bit. 'I never want to get bored myself,' she explained over the phone in a soft spoken voice. 'I want to keep looking in different directions and try some new songs.' (more...)

Cast of Huntington's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE to Perform at Red Sox/Yankees Game
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The cast of the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Sunday in the Park with George will perform The National Anthem on Friday, September 16, 2016, at ALS Awareness Night at Fenway Park before the televised Red Sox versus Yankees game at 7:10pm. (more...)

SOUTH PARK Mocks Kaepernick Controversy with 'Updated' National Anthem
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

In a teaser for the new season of Comedy Central's SOUTH PARK, shared on the show's official Twitter account, the South Park gang sings an “updated” version of The National Anthem (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/13/2016 - ON THE RAILS Off-Broadway, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE & BEAUTIFUL on Tour!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 13, 2016

Today's big news: ON THE RAILS begins tonight Off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' on tour welcomes familiar faces in St. Louis, and BEAUTIFUL gets a new 'Carole King' on the road! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - SOUTH PARK Kicks Off Milestone 20th Season, 9/14
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Garrison is still on the campaign trail in the season premiere of SOUTH PARK titled “Member Berries” on Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. In the premiere episode, The National Anthem gets a reboot by an American Icon. (more...)

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kristin Chenoweth Performs National Anthem on NBC's 'Sunday Night Football'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth, who will take on the role of Velma Von Tussle in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7, performed The National Anthem prior to coverage of the Patriots-Cardinals SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL showdown. (more...)

Courageous Canine Who Survived Terrible Ordeal And Now Spends Life Helping Others Wins Top Title Of 'American Hero Dog' At The 2016 American Humane Hero Dog Awards'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2016


Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/10-9/11/2016
by - Sep 11, 2016

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, September 11, 2016 - Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/10/2016
by - Sep 10, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/10/2016. (more...)

Idina Menzel Opens Up in Revealing New Interview
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

In a vulnerable new interview with The Telegraph, Broadway Idina Menzel opens up about everything from Brexit, to the pressures of being considered a role model, and how she balances her career with motherhood. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Perform at NJ PAC, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Experience the exquisite Renee Fleming -- in recital, in the acoustic splendor of Prudential Hall, accompanied by pianist Gerald Martin Moore. One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renee Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. At a White House ceremony in 2013, the President awarded her the National Medal of Arts, America's highest honor for an individual artist. Known as 'the people's diva' and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo, she continues to grace the world's greatest opera stages and concert halls, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. In recent years, Renee has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS. She brought her voice to a vast new audience in 2014, as the first classical artist to sing The National Anthem at the Super Bowl. (more...)

StoneCrabs, Yellow Earth and Japan Foundation to Present WINDS OF CHANGE Readings
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Winds of Change (Ashita No Kaze) is a brand new monthly series of staged readings of Japanese plays to be presented at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Studio Theatre in London this winter. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

For their 2016-2017 season, American Classics takes a novel approach, drawing all three programs on great literature.  They open with Shakespeare in Song, in honor of the 400th anniversary of his death, with songs from The Boys From Syracuse (Rodgers & Hart, based on The Comedy of Errors), Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter, based on The Taming of the Shrew), West Side Story (Bernstein and Sondheim, based on Romeo and Juliet), The Lion King (Tim Rice and Sir Elton John, based on Hamlet), and some unusual songs from drawn from Shakespeare.  Caroline Musica, Cynthia Mork, Eric Bronner make up the quartet of singers, with Bradford Conner presiding at the keyboard.   (more...)

MOTOWN's N'Kenge to Sing the National Anthem at Knicks vs Nets Game
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Broadway Diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will grace the Stadium at Madison Square Garden singing The National Anthem for the NY Knicks vs Brooklyn Nets this Saturday, October 8, 2016. (more...)

NBC's THE VOICE to Welcome Music Superstars Faith Hill & Tim McGraw as Key Advisors
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Award-winning music superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will join “The Voice” in October as key advisers as NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series rolls on. (more...)

ESPN The Magazine's 'Great Debates' Issue on Newsstands This Friday
by TV News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

ESPN The Magazine's Great Debates Issue will be on newsstands this Friday. On the cover of this week's issue, An Oral History of Bill Belichick (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS to Skate Into the Orpheum Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Everybody will get in the holiday mood when the stage production of the beloved musical IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS plays at the Orpheum Theater November 15 through 20, as part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway Series. (more...)

William Michael Morgan to Perform National Anthem at Tennessee Titans Game
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville artist and traditional Country Music torchbearer William Michael Morgan will perform The National Anthem at the Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts game on Sunday, Oct. 23 (more...)

Jeri Sager to Sing THIS BROAD'S WAY at Nite Spot Nights Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Milford Arts Council, in association with Pantochino Productions Inc. announce the second show of their Nite Spot Nights series of cabaret entertainment for the coming season: Jeri Sager in 'This Broad's Way' on Saturday, November 5th, 2015 at 8 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall Performs National Anthem for Game 3 of NLDS
by Stage Tube - Oct 11, 2016

As if she didn't already have her hands full playing both Yitzhak and the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on tour, Tony Winner Lena Hall took time off from the stage to sing The National Anthem for game 3 of the National League Championship Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs. Check out the video below! (more...)

Dia de los Muertos Celebrations Coming to Segerstrom Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will celebrate Mexico's revered Dia de los Muertos with performances by Perla Batalla, La Santa Cecilia, Pacifico Dance and Quetzal on November 2, 2016 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall starting at 7:30 p.m. Four performances will take place in a single concert: Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Perla Batalla, LA bands La Santa Cecilia and Quetzal and Pacifico Dance Company. (more...)

Long Beach International Film Festival Announces its 5th Annual Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The 5th Annual Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) is thrilled to announce the musical entertainment line-up at this year's event, which runs August 3 - 5 in the City of Long Beach, New York.   The unique, beachfront film festival, presented by SVS Fine Jewelry Featuring Forevermark Diamond will screen an international slate of more than 40 films, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, as well as short and animated movies suitable for all ages. (more...)

California Teen Wins Top Honor at National Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Brighton Thomas is the 2016 winner of the Great American Songbook Youth Ambassador Award. The 17-year-old is from Burbank, CA. During the final concert on July 23, 2016, she sang American standards: "It Had to be You" and "Happy Days Are Here Again.' (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson, Anthony Ramos Talkin' Mets Baseball
by Michael Dale - Jul 20, 2016

The baseball-loving HAMILTON stars talk about their favorite players and Mets moments. (more...)

Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies Of Dallas Hosts 5th Annual Summer Olympics, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

DULUTH, Ga., July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ In just two weeks, the world will collectively tune into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academies, a national early childhood education franchise with three decades of experience, along with 835 students from 14 of its centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will gather on July 22 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas to host their own summer Olympics the 5th Annual Kids 'R' Kids Summer Olympics. The event will benefit the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC). The games will kick off at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony and The National Anthem sung by patient Skyler Wicke. Students will compete in 10 different events for trophies and celebrate a successful fundraising event with a closing ceremony and check presentation to the hospital from the school raising the most money on behalf of the organization. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Present AN EVENING WITH RENEE FLEMING, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular—“An Evening with Renée Fleming,” featuring “America's reigning diva” (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance! One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry and compelling stage presence. From the Metropolitan Opera and the White House to the Super Bowl and now the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the internationally sought-after soprano arrives to inaugurate the Symphony's 10th season in its home. There is no better place in the world to hear this modern diva's sumptuous voice and dazzling technique than in the opulent and acoustically superior Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus To Perform For United States Navy's Naming Ceremony Honoring Harvey Milk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) and Dr. Timothy Seelig, SFGMC Artistic Director, announced today that the Chorus will perform The National Anthem at the celebrated USNS Harvey Milk Naming Ceremony on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 2:00PM, held by the United States Navy. The event will take place on Treasure Island at the Great Lawn in San Francisco, CA.  (more...)

NYC Rising Star Competition Returns for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

After a tremendously successful first season, Rise Bar's talent contest returns! The new summer installment will be on TUESDAY nights! (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!' (more...)

Video: Idina Menzel Announces New Self Titled Album and Performs 'I See You'
by Alan Henry - Aug 5, 2016

Idina Menzel took to social media yesterday to announce a new self-titled album being released September 23rd. Coincidently her former Wicked co-star Kristin Chenoweth also announced a new album to be digitally released on the same day. (more...)

Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Scoop: THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC! on CBS - Saturday, September 3, 2016
by - Aug 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, September 3, 2016! (more...)

ESPN Coverage of U.S. OPEN Begins Today With First-Round Matchups
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The all-ESPN US Open starts Monday, Aug. 29 – rain or shine thanks to the new retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium – with a slate full of intriguing first-round matchups (more...)

David Berry Cast as 'Lord John Grey' in Hit Starz Series OUTLANDER
by TV News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced today that David Berry (“A Place to Call Home”) will play the role of “Lord John Grey” in the hit series OUTLANDER. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016


Explore Cole Porter's World with Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS heat up the Los Angeles County Arboretum on August 20th with an evening solely devoted to one of America's most beloved musical icons for Cole Porter Night. (more...)

Burr on the Court! Leslie Odom Jr. Launch 2016 US Open with Phil Collins Duet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The USTA today announced that 'Hamilton' star and Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. will return to his native Queens, NY to perform a special duet with cultural legend Phil Collins during the Opening Night Ceremony for the 2016 US Open on the evening of Monday, August 29, in Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series to Welcome The Boston Pops This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Boston Pops Esplande Orchestra comes to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 8 p.m. for one performance only. (more...)

Lexi Walker The 14-Year-Old YouTube Singing Sensation Releases Wishes & Dreams - 3-Song EP Available August 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016


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