Salty Brine to Premiere New Cabaret Inspired by Modest Mouse at The Red Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Salty Brine announces the premiere of a new cabaret, Good News, or Harry the Dog, as the latest installment in his series, Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret. Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret, which performs every Wednesday as part of Brine's residency at The Red Room (85 E. 4th St.), explores a different iconic album each month in a live cabaret setting. (more...)

Henry Jaglom's Smart Comedy OVATION! to Open Friday
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

'Ovation!,' maverick writer/director Henry Jaglom's ('Eating,' 'Festival in Cannes') wonderfully empathic and infectious comedy, will open July 8 in LA and July 22 in NY and platform to top markets in July and August from The Rainbow Film Company. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WAY WE WEREN'T IS MONU-YENTL! at Hayes Theatre
by Brodie Paparella - Jun 28, 2016

Readers can you hear me? Readers can you see me? Readers can you read me? And all the Barbra puns you can think of, whatever will get you to this irreverent, hilarious and vocally delightful cabar-gay that is so much more than an ode to Streisand! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016
by - Jun 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/21/2016 - 6/28/2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jonathan Groff Gets Frank & Funny at LOOKING Movie World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

By Wayman Wong Jonathan Groff and his cast ran The Rainbow of emotions at the world premiere of their 'Looking' movie Sunday night (June 26) at the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco. Their picture, which will air July 23 on HBO, capped the 40th anniversary of the acclaimed Frameline LGBT film festival on Pride Weekend. And Groff said he could not have been prouder than to have 1,400 fans cheer the sold-out, crowd-pleasing finale to his two-year-old cable series about gay friends seeking sex and love. (more...)

BWW Interview: SAM HARRIS HAMs It Up While Telling It Real
by Gil Kaan - Jun 27, 2016

This showbiz phenom has been making music and telling stories since he burst into the public's consciousness as the winner of the first season of Star Search in 1983. A multi-platinum recording artist, Broadway staple and frequent TV actor; Sam Harris has now added book author to his growing occupational categories of credits. (more...)

Top 10! Celebrate Kristin Chenoweth's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Role With Her Greatest Performances
by Nora Dominick - Jun 25, 2016

In honor of Kristin Chenoweth snagging the amazing role of Velma Von Tussle, BroadwayWorld has decided to round up ten of our favorite Chenoweth moments! Check them out below! (more...)

Music, Musicals, Art and More Slated for The Grand's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

As a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers 'living in the moment' entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences. Its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season will include many such memorable events. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR and THE KING AND I Close and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 24, 2016

This weekend's big news: Goodspeed's starry new take on BYE BYE BIRDIE begins tonight, plus it's your last chance to see Broadway's BRIGHT STAR and THE KING AND I before they close Sunday! (more...)

Broadway Palm to Partner with The Gulf Coast Humane Society This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

There's no place like home so Broadway Palm (and Toto, too!) are partnering this summer to raise funds for the Gulf Coast Humane Society. The Wizard of Oz lands on the Broadway Palm stage from July 7 through August 13, 2016 and during the run, the theatre will be selling paper paw prints for $1 each. The paws will be decorated by cast members and theatre patrons then displayed throughout the theatre. All proceeds from the paw print sales will go directly to the Gulf Coast Humane Society. (more...)

BWW TV: Lorna Luft Performs Moving 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' in Tribute to Orlando, Stonewall, and the Late, Great Judy Garland
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 23, 2016

It's been 77 years since Judy Garland made Harold Arlen and Yip Harburg's 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' forever famous. Just last night, her daughter, Lorna Luft, brought the beloved song back to life (something she has never done before now) at Feinstein's/54 Below, in a moving tribute to Stonewall, Orlando, and of course, her late mother. Check out the entire, emotional performance below! (more...)

BWW Review: THROUGH THE MILL, Southwark Playhouse, 8 July 2016
by Natalie Crofts - Jul 9, 2016

Set primarily in Los Angeles, where Judy Garland is filming a new CBS television series, The Judy Garland Show - one of many comebacks the ill-fated star made in her later life, Ray Rackham's play Through the Mill reveals a snapshot of Garland's tumultuous story, honing in on three key periods in her life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Broadway Palm for THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

There's no place like Broadway Palm this summer as THE WIZARD OF OZ lands on the Broadway Palm stage now through August 13, 2016. One of America's most beloved films comes to life in a musical that will captivate the entire family. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Mercury Theatre Company's FINIAN'S RAINBOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

With the hope for a better world through song, dance and the luck of the Irish, Mercury Theatre Company presents one of Broadway's classic and most original musicals: Finian's Rainbow, July 8-23, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Ray Rackham's July Garland musical THROUGH THE MILL comes to Southwark Playhouse this summer. It features musical supervision and arrangement by Simon Holt, musical direction by Jordan Li Smith, choreography by Chris Whittaker, set design by Johnson Williams and sound design by Ed Shaw. The show runs runs July 6-30, with press night tonight, July 8. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Linda Ann Watt - Jul 8, 2016

THE WIZARD OF OZ is a must see! (more...)

'BRIDGES' Tour Cast to Host LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER Benefit for BC/EFA in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The members of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY company are excited to host their final fundraising event, LOVE IS ALWAYS BETTER - An Evening of Music by Jason Robert Brown and More, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at Washington, DC's Town Danceboutique (2009 8th St NW, Washington DC 20001) on Monday, July 11 at 8pm. (more...)

The Flat Rock Playhouse to Present SHARON OWENS AS BARBRA STREISAND, 7/14-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with the return of Music on the Rock favorite and Las Vegas headliner Sharon Owens performing once again as Barbra Streisand. Sharon Owens as Barbra Streisand will run from July 14th through July 17th at the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock. (more...)

VANITIES: THE MUSICAL to Make European Debut at Trafalgar Studios This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

This Autumn, Lauren Samuels (Bend it Like Beckham, BBC's Over The Rainbow, Grease), Ashleigh Gray (Wicked, Cool Rider) and Lizzy Connolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Xanadu) star in the European debut of Vanities, a classic American story. This brand new production features never before seen material with all new direction and choreography from Racky Plews (Footloose, American Idiot). (more...)

BWW Blog: Anastasia Sims-Chin - The Rainbow Connection 
by Guest Blogger: Anastasia Sims-Chin - Jul 6, 2016

Everyone has heard about it, all around the world. The deadliest shooting in US history happened right here, in Orlando. As actors, it's mind boggling as to why anyone would be unaccepting to others because of their sexual orientation, race, gender, or otherwise. In theatre, we are a family, and everyone is accepted. The only good that could come out of a tragedy like this is the need for the community to come together and make a statement for the LGBTQ community. As an OCPS and Winter Park High School student I got the amazing experience of singing with 400 other students and teachers the song 'Beautiful City' from Godspell. This song represented how we can come together and make Orlando beautiful again. (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty & Matthew Morrison Spill Details on Upcoming New York Pops Concert
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Broadway stars Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the New York Pops Summer Concert taking place tomorrow evening. (more...)

JUDY GARLAND IN CONCERT 50th Anniversary Celebration Comes to the London Palladium, Oct. 15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Senbla Presents in Association with John Kimble, Phil Sandhaus and Royal Rainbow Productions, the 50th Anniversary Celebration of JUDY GARLAND IN CONCERT, at the London Palladium, 15th October 2016.  On the Big Screen with Full Live Orchestra, accompanied by exclusive exhibition.  Tickets go on Sale Monday July 4th.  (more...)

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning Team to Stage 'THE WIZARD OF OZ'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Glasgow Theatres' Creative Learning team is thrilled to announce the casting for its second Stage Experience production - The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Run 7/20-8/13 at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Follow the yellow brick road to Bill Hanney's award-winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) for THE WIZARD OF OZ,. This twister of a tale begins Wednesday July 20 through Saturday, August 13. Press night is scheduled for Friday, July 22 at 8p.m. (more...)

Grand Hyatt Unveils RAINBOW LOVE Sculpture by Laura Kimpton
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Grand Hyatt San Francisco has unveiled 'Rainbow LOVE,' a site-specific sculpture by local artist Laura Kimpton. (more...)

Algonquin Arts to Welcome Chris Pinnella & Chloe Lowery, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

ALGONQUIN ARTS (Manasquan, NJ) presents nationally acclaimed, classical crossover duo Chloe Lowery & Chris Pinnella (Trans Siberian Orchestra, Yanni, Chris Botti) on SUNDAY AUGUST 28TH AT 3:00PM. (more...)

VTA's Films Series to Continue with THE WIZARD OF OZ & DAFFY DUCK's QUACKBUSTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association continues its 2016 Films Series with the Family Flix Matinee Series presentation of Daffy Duck's QUACKBUSTERS on July 14 and the beloved THE WIZARD OF OZ on the Cool Films Series July 15-17 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage. To purchase, call (937) 228-3630, toll free (888) 228-3630 or purchase online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

BWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Alter Mink - Jul 4, 2016

When preparing to watch Lorna Luft perform in concert, it is impossible not to feel nostalgic about her late mother, the legendary Judy Garland. Perhaps no one is more aware of this conundrum than Luft herself. And yet, at her return engagement to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22 (the opening of a three-show run) performing a show celebrating Gay Pride Month, Luft managed to pay homage to both her mother's influence on herself as well as her enduring cultural impact, while also reminding audiences why she's had staying power in this industry in her own right. And yes, there was a juicy Judy story or two. (more...)

Houston Symphony's September Slate Goes From Classic Rock to Judy Garland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

September 2016 marks the beginning of the Houston Symphony's 103rd season and the diverse orchestral programming Houstonians have come to love. From classic rock to Judy Garland, Seth MacFarlane and Mahler, the season's first month of concerts will span several decades and genres of music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's WIZARD OF OZ
by Jerri Shafer - Jul 23, 2016

Like so many girls her age, little Dorothy Gale of Kansas dreams of what lies over The Rainbow. One day a twister hits her farm and carries her away over The Rainbow to another world. Come join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto as they travel the universe of Dorothy's imagination. You do not want to miss this special engagement! This family fun show promises to have something for everyone! (more...)

VIDEO: Celine Dion Performs 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Celine Dion took the stage for NBC's Citi Concert Series on TODAY. The multi-Grammy Award winner performed such classic as 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' and 'Because You Loved Me.' (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Starts Rehearsals with a Bark at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Dress rehearsals for this year's Stage Experience production of the Wizard of Oz started off with a bark today as cast members welcomed a real life Toto to the stage of Theatre Royal. After weeks of searching for the perfect Cairn Terrier, Angus, who lives with Sara Hollaran and Eunice Smith of Pollock, Glasgow got stuck into life as an actor this morning ahead of the curtain going up on Oz tomorrow at 7pm. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Arnetia Walker, Michael Cumpsty and More Set for MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at Two River Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Two River Theater announces the cast and creative team for its production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson. The production will run September 10-October 9, 2016, with the opening night on Friday, September 16 at 8pm. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Chad Kimball, Kendra Kassebaum & More Will Lead COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway in February 2017 at a Shubert Theater to be announced, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 9, 2016), and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017). (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ and BRING IT ON to Play The Redhouse Arts Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Redhouse Arts Center in Syracuse, NY presents two familiar and popular summer shows in an alternating schedule: Bring it On the Musical and The Wizard of Oz. Both productions feature a cast of professional actors along with child actors from the Redhouse Theatrical Institute. Performances run alternating days July 28th through August 13th.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Morgan Reynolds of THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour - An Exclusive Look at 8 Months on the Road, Filmed 1 Second Each Day
by Guest Blogger: Morgan Reynolds - Jul 18, 2016

THE WIZARD OF OZ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR played its final performance on Sunday, July 17 at the Straz Center in Tampa, FL.  During the tour, Morgan Reynolds (Scarecrow) took fans on a backstage journey down the yellow brick road.  Here is the final installment: An incredible look at 8 months on the road, captured in a second each day.  Check out the video below!  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 7/17/2016
by BWW - Jul 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/17/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

TO STAND SOMEWHERE To Play the Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

TO STAND SOMEWHERE is an hour-long solo storytelling piece, written and performed by Ter Hollmann and directed by Moses D. Rasekele. The production will be performed at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre for three performances this July. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZARD OF OZ at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

As the final production for the 2015 - 2016 season, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts is proud to present one of the most beloved musical tales from film, 'The Wizard of Oz' performed live by adults and children on the Main Stage now through July 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

JUDY GARLAND GREATEST HITS LIVE Out on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Savoy Jazz is excited to announce the release of "Judy Garland Greatest Hits Live" on limited edition audiophile quality colored vinyl as part of Amazon's "Prime Day" sale today. (more...)

'Judy Garland Greatest Hits Live' Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Savoy Jazz is excited to announce the release of 'Judy Garland Greatest Hits Live' on limited edition audiophile quality colored vinyl as part of Amazon's 'Prime Day' sale today. (more...)

BWW Interview: Composer Richard Hartley Discusses THE STRIPPER
by Marianka Swain - Jul 11, 2016

Prolific composer Richard Hartley has written for stage and screen, including film scores for The Romantic Englishwoman, The Lady Vanishes, Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing, Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and an Emmy-winning score for Channel 4's Alice in Wonderland. He's also worked extensively in theatre, but is perhaps best known for his partnership with Richard O'Brien, which began in 1973 with the iconic Rocky Horror Show - Richard Hartley arranged the score and performed in the original band, and went on to arrange music for the film adaptation. (more...)

BWW Interview: Faith Prince of FANCY FAITH at Hudson Stage Company
by Kathryn Kitt - Jul 11, 2016

Tony award winner FAITH PRINCE in concert to benefit Hudson Stage Company. All proceeds directly benefit the upcoming season of Hudson Stage Company - a non-profit professional theatre dedicated to producing provocative, affordable and transformative theatre to its audiences. (more...)

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse to Present THE WIZARD OZ, 7/21-9/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is proud to present the Royal Shakespeare Company version of 'The Wizard of Oz' by Frank Baum with book adaptation by John Kane and with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg.  This adaptation follows the famous MGM musical the closest of any stage adaptation.  This production is the last show of Candlelight's award-winning Season 8 and plays July 21 through September 11, 2016. (more...)

Awards Morning at the 2016 National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Outgoing National Arts Festival Artistic Director, Ismail Mahomed, was celebrated at the National Arts Festival yesterday morning, in a ceremony during which the winners of the 2016 Standard Bank Ovation Awards were revealed. (more...)

BWW Review: Megan Hilty, Matthew Morrison Join The New York Pops
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

Taking a break from Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops travels to Forest Hills Stadium for summer fun with two Broadway favorites. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 7/10/2016
by BWW - Jul 10, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/10/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

VIDEO: Emma Hunton's Thrilling Rendition of 'Over The Rainbow' at STAND UP AND SING Orlando Benefit
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2016

New York audiences have been wowed by Emma Hunton's dynamic vocals in SPRING AWAKENING, NEXT TO NORMAL and RENT. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/9-7/10/2016
by - Jul 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 10, 2016 - Sunday, July 10, 2016. (more...)

BP Publishing Announces Winners of American Songwriting Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The American Songwriting Awards released the winners for 2016 today. Taking the grand prize for his song entitled 'End of Our Rainbow' was Eric Blossmanhailing from SpicewoodTexas (more...)

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