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Investigation Discovery Announces Powerful New Slate of Originals for 2017-18 Upfront Season
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading mystery and suspense network, and the #1 ad-supported cable network for delivery of W25-54 year-to-date, today announced a powerful new slate of compelling, emotionally riveting programming featuring Real People and Real Stories. (more...)

ASU Gammage Announces 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

ASU Gammage has announced its historic 2017-2018 Desert Schools Federal Credit Union Broadway Across America - Arizona season. The season is anchored by HAMILTON and is packed with award-winning musicals, classics and the newest hits from Broadway. (more...)

Scoop: SWITCHED AT BIRTH on FREEFORM - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
by - Mar 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on SWITCHED AT BIRTH, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, April 11, 2017! (more...)

World Premiere of WET BREAD at Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Inspired by the aftermath of the 2015 General Election, the world premiere of Wet Bread comes to the Brighton Fringe. Written by BBC Trans Comedy Award winner Tom Glover, Wet Bread is a one-woman satire about left-wing activism in a right-wing world. (more...)

NBC Exec and Broadway Producer Robert Greenblatt Joins Center Theatre Group's Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Center Theatre Group welcomes NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt to its Board of Directors. (more...)

Robert A. Boyar, Broadway Insurer of PHANTOM's Chandelier and More, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Robert A. Boyar (1923-2017), the Dean of Broadway Insurance, died at his Manhattan home on March 16, 2017, due to complications from a fall, announced his wife Margery Boyar. (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS, OXY & THE MORONS and More Set for Autumn 2017 at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September. (more...)

Josh Harmon, Diane Paulus, Danny Burstein and More to Pull Back the Curtain in 'THE VISIBLE THEATER' Series at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Where do playwrights get their ideas? What does a producer do? How does the director choose his or her cast and collaborators? How do the performers stay fresh for eight performances a week? (more...)

SPAMILTON Will Slay Broadway Blockbuster in Open-Ended Run in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today, The Producers of 'Spamilton,' the critically acclaimed parody of 'Hamilton,' will extend its Chicago production for an open-ended run at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). (more...)

Monster of All Parodies, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, to Play Centenary Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway sensation, The Producers, comes this monster musical comedy, Young Frankenstein.  (more...)

Travis Greene, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, & More Celebrate Stellar Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

RCA Inspiration celebrated top honors this year on what's hailed as one of the biggest nights celebrating Gospel music, with 10 wins on the 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards. (more...)

HAMILTON Arrives in Historic Boston, Massachusetts Septmeber 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway In Boston has unveiled the upcoming 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway Season at its annual spring Announcement event this evening.  Eight theatrical productions take center stage at the Boston Opera House beginning next fall including the previously announced production of HAMILTON.  Over 1000 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today's announcement including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included video messages from WAITRESS composer and six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, seven time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan composers of ON YOUR FEET!, the cast of the National Tour of HAMILTON and live performances from cast members of FUN HOME, DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

Placido Domingo on Relatability of FIGARO (90210), Starting Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Following a critically-acclaimed run in 2016, ¬°Figaro! (90210) returns to the New York stage April 7th through April 23rd for 15 performances only. (more...)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum Have Movie Musical in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

In an exclusive tip, Variety has learned that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is in talks to direct and star in a movie musical. Channing Tatum is slated to co-star.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Super-Producer, Barry Weissler
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2017

The words 'Just Do It' should be emblazoned across the office walls of  Tony Award winning producer Barry Weissler. On a beautiful Spring day, Barry invited Rob and Kevin into his offices to discuss his career and how he produced the revivals of CHICAGO, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GREASE and gave power to new shows like THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, FALSETTOS, and WAITRESS. (more...)

Steel Beam Theatre Announces Casting for RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess - Mar 24, 2017

It is a known fact that any cold heart can be warmed by a seven foot mute monster in tap shoes singing Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz". If you happen to be a fan of Mel Brooks' film Young Frankenstein, you already know this. But, if you happen to be like me and have never seen the iconic film, you need to go see The Des Moines Playhouse's production of Young Frankenstein immediately. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, March 26, 2017
by - Mar 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, March 26, 2017! (more...)

Brian Mulay's THE LOVE CURRICULUM Cabaret Musical Headed to Dixon Place
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Mulay Initiatives presents The Love Curriculum, an entertaining evening of song and dance exploring our universal journey in the pursuit of love, written and performed by Brian Mulay (Yank, A New Musical).   (more...)

Dylan's Candy Bar to Curate Wonderful Concoctions for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Famed chocolatier Willy Wonka, on behalf of producers Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions, announces that Dylan Lauren (via her candy empire Dylan's Candy Bar) will be the official curator of all promotional things digestible, edible and wonderfully tasty for the new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

BWW Interview: MICHAEL BARRA (I) of A BRONX TALE
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Mar 22, 2017

Connecticut has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to established actors who have homes here, so it means that much more to Connecticut theatre lovers when one of their own residents works his way through any of its many community theatres and then gets to Broadway. One such actor is Michael Barra, a native of Durham. He is featured in the critically acclaimed musical, A Bronx Tale, now playing at the Longacre Theatre co-directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jenna Leigh Green, Michael Campayno, Ashley Kate Adams, Kate Loprest, David De Almo And Caitlin Cooke Discuss 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH
by MATTHEW BLANK - Mar 22, 2017

Matt Blank shares his experiences with suicide, depression and tragedy, and sits down with the stars of the March 26 performance of 54 LOVES YOU: A CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH. The evening features the best of stage and screen¬Ö and a few teen stars of our generation you just might want to see while supporting a vitally important cause. (more...)

Broadway Smash-Hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Open at Georgia Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will finish up its 24thseason with Million Dollar Quartet, the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Based on a true event, the production runs April 6th through 23rd, 2017 at the theatre's home in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center. Chris Damiano, as both Director and Music Director is at the helm of this fast-paced Broadway musical that serves up all the hits we know and love. Million Dollar Quartet is graciously sponsored by The Malon D. Mimms Company and Synovus/The Bank of North Georgia and is a co-production with The Atlanta Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden Voice
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 22, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The wicked tongue of Bea Arthur & the golden voice of Audra McDonald.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Michael Blakemore Talks Musical THE LIFE
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2017

Michael Blakemore's stellar directing career encompasses everything from landmark productions at the National, where he was associate director, to West End and Broadway hits. He was the first director to win a Tony Award for both Best Director of a Play and a Musical in the same year (for Michael Frayn's Copenhagen and Kiss, Me Kate). Now, he's helming the long-awaited UK premiere of Cy Coleman musical The Life - a gritty exploration of 1980s New York's underbelly - which he first directed on Broadway in 1997. The show begins previews at Southwark Playhouse on 25 March. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre moves into its third decade with a jam-packed season of three musicals, a heartwarming comedy and a contemporary drama.  (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)

ACE Productions' END OF THE RAINBOW to Bring Judy Garland's Final Comeback to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

ACE Productions presents the Canadian premiere of End of the Rainbow. This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you'd rather be. This show promises to be one of them. (more...)

Bryan Terrell Clark, Lora Lee Gayer, Kyle Scatliffe and More to Sing Bobby Cronin Tunes at BROADWAY AT W
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

On Sunday, March 26th, award-winning composer/writer Bobby Cronin makes an exciting return to the NYC concert stage in the exquisite W NY Times Square. As part of the new 'Live In The Living Room' series, brought to you by The Producers of BROADWAY AT W, Cronin's concert titled #LOVE IS LOVE will feature many of Broadway's favorite voices serenading the tunes of Cronin's catalogue. (more...)

WAITRESS Will Keep Opening Up on Broadway Through 2018; New Block of Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The Producers of the Waitress have announced tickets for the Broadway smash are now on sale through January 21, 2018. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Will Fly Into Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Coming to The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre this spring is the area's regional theatre premiere production of the high-flying musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The family friendly production, based on the classic film, was announced as part of the theatre's 2017 Mainstage Season last year by producers. The musical will take flight at the area's only year-round producing theatre beginning April 7th. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 21: Kings of Broadway! THE PRODUCERS Begins A Sold-Out Broadway Run
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2017

On this day in 2000, previews began for Mel Brooks' and Susan Stroman's hotly anticipated musical adaptation of his classic comedy The Producers. Now an obsolete tradition in the age of technology as well a sign of the success to come, on this historic morning, a lengthy line of ticket buyers made its way down the street from the St. James box office, welcoming the buzzy new show to the neighborhood.   (more...)


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BWW Review: LITTLE BLACK DRESS at Habima Theatre - These Girls Are On Fire And We're Feeling Good!
by Yuval Gerstner - Mar 21, 2017

A group of women go on stage wearing white bathrobes and start singing Natural Woman. They slowly begin to remove their bathrobes… only to reveal little black dresses underneath. This act pretty much symbolizes the entire show: A presentation of womanhood in all its aspects. This English On Stage production gives us 70 minutes of some of the world's greatest hits by Adele, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Kate Bush (and more) performed by four talented women and two male musicians, but this is more than just a cover show. It is a cabaret-like musical event for women to celebrate themselves through music in a women's empowerment environment. (more...)

NOT THAT JEWISH Launches Fundraising Campaign to Provide Free Tickets to Jewish Community Centers in NY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Producers of the hit show Not That Jewish have launched an IndieGogo campaign to provide free theater tickets to Jewish Community Centers in the New York metropolitan area, who've been the target of increased bigotry, antisemitism and threats of violence. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Ready to Roast in BARBECUE at the Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston has announced its cast and creative team for Barbecue by Robert O'Hara, directed by Summer L. Williams and running April 7 - May 7, 2017. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 104th Annual Mountain Play: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which will enchant the San Francisco Bay Area this May. Beauty and the Beast will take place every Sunday fromMay 21 to June 18, 2017. www.MountainPlay.org (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford Talks Relevance of SUNDAY and Children and Art
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Following its four night concert, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE jumped into a limited Broadway run and has made a paint splash in the theatre community. Star Annaleigh Ashford says she has forged a strong connection with the show and its message.  (more...)

Laugh Out Loud Comedy A SKETCH OF NEW YORK Comes to Producers Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

Sketch comedy is a laugh out loud riot in the hands of Joe DiNozzi and Darien De Maria, the creators, and Co - writers and directors of A Sketch of New York Alumni Show, that will play three show this coming weekend at The Producers Club, 358 West 44th Street. The show consists of eighteen comedic sketches of varying lengths about everyday chaotic and complex Big Apple life. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Three-Time Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 19, 2017

The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in THE SECRET GARDEN, SHOW BOAT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MARY POPPINS, and FUN HOME, Rebecca makes a splash on today's episode! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE FLASH/SUPERGIRL Musical Crossover Scoop and More from Paleyfest
by Lauren Gienow - Mar 19, 2017

Saturday afternoon at the Dolby Theatre, the four CW Network Super Hero television programs were all celebrated at Paleyfest. On hand, were some executive producers and members of the casts of ARROW, THE FLASH, SUPER GIRL, and DC LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Moderating the panel was comic book super fan, Kevin Smith. (more...)

Actress/Comedian Nicky Sunshine Brings CONFESSIONS OF A MASSAGE PARLOR MADAM to Producer's Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2017

Actress / comedian Nicky Sunshine brings her dramatic and comedic talents to The Producers Club Actors Studio (358 W. 44th Street) in Manhattan for three special shows on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Nicky, whose credits includes appearances on several Off-Broadway stages and NYC-metro area comedy clubs, will present her new solo work 'Confessions of A Massage Parlor Madam' at the Times Square area-located venue at 5:00pm. A second performance of "Confessions" is scheduled for 7:30pm and will be followed by a 'Power To The Pink' / Women's History Month standup comedy showcase @10:00pm where Sunshine will be joined by an all female lineup of comedy talents who've made a splash on Comedy Central, HBO, BET and MTV. Shows will / may feature adult themes, language and content . The evening is produced by Top Knotch Ent and admission to a "Confessions" performance and the comedy show is @10.00 in advance, $20.00 at the door (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Documentary 'The Last Laugh' Premieres on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS, 4/24
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Last Laugh is a documentary based on the premise that the Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy. But is it? (more...)

NBC Sets Summer Schedule Reality, Comedy and Drama
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Building on the momentum of another highly successful season in which NBC once again ranks #1 in adults 18-49, the network has announced the rollout of an ambitious summer schedule that includes the premiere of new dance competition series ¬ďWorld of Dance¬Ē with judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, NE-YO and host/mentor Jenna Dewan Tatum; the return of the #1 show of summer, ¬ďAmerica's Got Talent,¬Ē with new host Tyra Banks; and the network's obstacle course sensation, ¬ďAmerican Ninja Warrior.¬Ē (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at Episode 4 of the National Ballet of Canada's PINOCCHIO
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2017

Pinocchio is onstage until March 24 only at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (more...)

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, March 19, 2017
by - Mar 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on 60 MINUTES, airing on CBS on Sunday, March 19, 2017! (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Return to Glasgow Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Due to overwhelming public demand, The Producers of JERSEY BOYS are delighted to announce a second UK & Ireland Tour with a two-week run at the King's Theatre, Glasgow next year. (more...)

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