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...)

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...)

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 IdinaMenzel.com. 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

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

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 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

BroadwayWorld.com'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...)

Craig Morgan to Play SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre, 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?Country music superstar Craig Morgan burst onto the music scene 16 years ago, bringing with him the depth of a nearly decade-long military career in the U.S. Army and the country passion of his Tennessee roots. (more...)

DVR Alert - Idina Menzel to Co-Host THE TALK on CBS This Week!
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

CBS has announced that Tony Award-winning actress and singer Idina Menzel will be co-hosting CBS's THE TALK this Thursday, June 30th! (more...)

Chris Luciani Releases New Single 'Overload'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

? New Jersey based singer/songwriter Chris Luciani is proud to announce the release  of his new rock single 'Overload.'  Recorded with producer Alex  Morelli of AMM, the single features infatuating hooks and  powerful vocals by Luciani that drive this emotionally thrilling song.  The release of 'Overload' announces a new and exciting  voice in American music in Chris Luciani. This performer and  writer incorporates the music of his influences into his own  unique sound.  (more...)

Opera at the Ballpark to Feature Georges Bizet's CARMEN, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

San Francisco Opera partners with the San Francisco Giants and presenting sponsor Taube Philanthropies for Opera at the Ballpark-a free live simulcast of Georges Bizet's Carmen-on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Baseball fans, opera lovers and tens of thousands from the Bay Area community will have the chance to experience a live performance of one of opera's most beloved and tuneful works while seated on the field or in the stands of San Francisco's AT&T Park. Register now for early entry to ensure best seating at sfopera.com/simulcast. (more...)

Make Music Day 2016 to Be Celebrated In Over 38 U.S. Cities Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration featuring more than 3,000free, outdoor music making events in the United States, returns tomorrow June 21. (more...)

VIDEO: Nick Jonas & Demi Lovato Talk Touring Together & Lovato Takes the 30-Second 'Star Spangle Banner' Test
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Demi Lovato and her touring mate Nick Jonas shared that they are often too busy to shower on tour, so they do it during photo shoots. Watch the clips below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Ryan Bondy Pitches, Sings National Anthem at Wrigley Field
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON star Ryan Bondy (Elder Price) delivered the Ceremonial First Pitch and sang The National Anthem at the Chicago Cubs game yesterday, July 5 at Wrigley Field. Scroll down for photos of Bondy with his co-star, Cody Jamison Strand, on the diamond! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/5/2016 - PTP/NYC, Fourth of July Hangover and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 5, 2016

Today's big news: 'NO END OF BLAME' and GOOD begin this evening off-Broadway! (more...)

Who Sang It Best? Watch Broadway Get Patriotic with the National Anthem!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 4, 2016

Oh, say can you see... all the Broadway stars who have sung this song? Well now you can! It's America's birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with some of Broadway's best renditions of our national anthem. Which version is your favorite? (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...)

Opera Diva Renee Fleming to Launch Pacific Symphony's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Pacific Symphony launches its upcoming 2016-17 season in glorious style this September with a one-night-only spectacular-'An Evening with Renee Fleming,' featuring 'America's reigning diva' (The Washington Post) for more than a decade in a rare Orange County appearance. (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel Reveals 'Wicked' Crush on Matt Damon: 'He's My Soulmate'
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

While guest co-hosting yesterday's THE TALK on CBS, Tony winner Idina Menzel confessed to having a 'wicked' celebrity crush on 'Bourne' star Matt Damon joking, 'Celebrity crush, please! I believe he's my soulmate.' (more...)


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Rubicon Theatre Company to Present JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Students from Rubicon Theatre Company are currently in rehearsals for what is sure to be a 'master-peach' of a production - a delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved book James and the Giant Peach JR. (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...)


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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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