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Hangar Theatre Announces Michael Barakiva as its New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

After a nationwide search, the Hangar Theatre announces the appointment of Michael Barakiva as Artistic Director. His tenure will begin immediately as he transitions from Interim to full-time Artistic Director. Michael will be the Hangar's first full-time, in residence Artistic Director. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Theatre Nova to Premiere Daniel Beaty's MR. JOY This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Theatre Nova, an Ann Arbor company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, will premiere 'Mr. Joy' by Daniel Beaty this October. (more...)

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy).  (more...)

OVATION, Starring James Denton, Opens in Select Theaters & Comes to DVD This October
by Movies News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

OVATION, maverick writer/director Henry Jaglom's (“Eating,” “Festival in Cannes') wonderfully empathic and infectious comedy, will open October 7 22 in NY at The Cinema Village (22 E. 13th Street St., off 5th Ave,) from The Rainbow Film Company AND will be released on DVD Tuesday, October 11. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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Matthew Morrison to Play LIVE! from the Rainbow Room Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

LIVE! from The Rainbow Room, a series of intimate, live performances inside one of New York's most glamourous and iconic settings, announces its October lineup featuring performances by New York Yankee great and Jazz musician, Bernie Williams and his All-Star Band, as well as Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominee, Matthew Morrison. (more...)

Live! From The Rainbow Room Concert Series Announces October Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

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BWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye Give a Master Class in 'Summertime Swing' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Amy Oestreicher - Sep 6, 2016

Summertime brings to mind nighttime fireflies, lemonade that makes your lips pucker, rocking chairs creaking on the front porch, and, like the famous Porgy and Bess tune of the same name, melodies that trickle into the night. Summertime Swing is the latest masterpiece and collaboration at its finest by the legendary Michael Feinstein and Marilyn Maye, evoking a sultry, steamy love letter to the fleeting season and a prime example of craft, art, and passion. The moment I walked into the dining room at Feinstein's/54 Below, where Summertime Swing played through September 1 a fashionably dressed gentleman greeted me with, 'It's a fantastic show.' The packed house was already alive with thrilling enthusiasm as they eagerly waited for the show to start. When you attend a show headlined by a golden age cabaret great and a prolific 'music revivalist' who happens to have the venue named for him, you come expecting to be no less than entertained. Summertime Swing elevated the art of summer entertainment tenfold--- a tribute to anything we could hope for in the last days of summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Musical VANITIES
by Marianka Swain - Sep 6, 2016

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), and has its press night at Trafalgar Studios tonight. It plays until 1 October. (more...)

Mica Paris to Join CHICAGO UK Tour as 'Mama Morton' This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO, has announced that platinum selling singer, Mica Paris, will star as 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Sunderland Empire from 28 November to 3 December 2016 and Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre for the Christmas season, from 12 December to 31 December 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/30/2016 - A LIFE, Grumpy Cat in CATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 30, 2016

This weekend's big news: A LIFE, starring David Hyde Pierce, begins Off-Broadway tonight, Leslie Odom, Jr. kicks off the LIVE! from The Rainbow Room series, Tyne Daly stars in DEAR WORLD in concert tonight in L.A., and Internet icon Grumpy Cat joins Broadway's CATS this evening! (more...)

Luxury Developer Giving Away Free Lot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Skirball Cultural Center Presents L.A. Debut of THE LOVE SONG OF R. BUCKMINSTER FULLER
by Movies News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Skirball Cultural Center presents the L.A. debut of the 'live documentary' The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller on Thursday, November 10, at 8:00 p.m. In a one-night-only engagement, taking place in an intimate 300-seat venue, the screening will feature Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green narrating the film in person while the acclaimed indie rock band Yo La Tengo performs their original score. Described by author and Harper's Magazine contributing editor Rebecca Solnit as 'a movie being born as you see it and hear it, as alive as music,' the documentary traces the career of twentieth-century futurist, architect, inventor, and author R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983), who experimented for fifty years to find out what a single person can do on behalf of humanity. (more...)

Photo Flash: NANCY DUSSAULT at Feinstein's 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On September 27 2016, Nancy Dussault presented 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Nancy took the audience on a musical journey, returning to the heady days of her Broadway life. Expect this Golden Age leading lady to sing the brilliant songs of Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne,Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim. Nancy also regaled the audience with tales of being the first co-host of Good Morning America, co-starring in the New Dick Van Dyke show, and starring with Ted Knight in 'Too Close For Comfort', before returning to Broadway in Side By Side By Sondheim and Into The Woods. In 'My Life-Upon The Wicked Stage' Dussault brought her musicality, comedic storytelling, and unique personal accessibility to songs including 'Getting Married Today', 'Look To The Rainbow', 'Where Is The Tribe For Me', 'Old Friend' and of course, ' Make Someone Happy'. (more...)

Brent Hunter Shares THE POWER OF KM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A wise man noted 'We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.' Recognizing how to shape, sculpt and effectively manage knowledge we need in myriad avenues for business and personal applications is a prevailing theme of 'The Power of KM: Harnessing the Extraordinary Value of Knowledge Management,' a mind-expanding new book from respected award-winning author and visionary Brent N. Hunter. (more...)

Louise Distras Reveals Video for New Single 'Aileen', Out 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

British firebrand singer-songwriter Louise Distras will release her brand new single “Aileen” on the 30th of September 2016. The song will be Distras' first new music since the release of her critically acclaimed 2013 debut album “Dreams from the Factory Floor”. (more...)

Harlem Rep to Stage Jazzy THE WIZARD OF OZ for Young Audiences
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 27, 2016

Harlem Repertory Theatre will stage 'The Wizard of Oz,' co-produced by the Yip Harburg Foundation, for young (and young-at-heart) audiences October 8 to December 13 at Tato Laviera Theatre at Harlem Prep Elementary School, 240 East 123rd Street (at 3rd Ave.), Manhattan. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Starring Melissa Errico, Finds Full Company at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced full casting for FINIAN'S RAINBOW. (more...)

WICKED Celebrates Years in the West End Tonight - and the UK & Ireland Tour Returns in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, celebrates an extraordinary 10 years at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre tonight (Tuesday 27 September 2016). Over the past decade, Wicked has attained many accolades and achieved numerous milestones to become 'one of the most popular West End musicals ever' (London Evening Standard). (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Philip Miller On PAPER MUSIC
by Guest Blogger: Philip Miller - Sep 27, 2016

The long collaboration between the South African composer Philip Miller and artist William Kentridge is celebrated in a new song-and-film cycle at the Print Room next month, featuring Kentridge's charcoal and ink drawings and animated films, and live musical performances. Miller explains the project's genesis. (more...)

Plays by Sarah Ruhl, Bryna Turner Join Lincoln Center Theater's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced two new productions for its 2016-2017 season: HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE, a new play by Sarah Ruhl, and an LCT3 production of BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, a new play by Bryna Turner. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE Finds Full Company, Kicks Off Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Rehearsals began today for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, and Tribeca Productions. (more...)

TV: Watch The Opening Number of Broadway Bound COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present the opening number from the Broadway bound musical Come From Away. The performance was recorded today in Toronto at the annual Mirvish season launch event, and features the entire Washington  cast! Check out the video below! (more...)

LA Children's Chorus Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), led by Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson and hailed for its agile bel canto sound that has transformed it into one of the world's foremost children's choirs, announces its 2016-17 season, entitled "Aspire," which spotlights works by composers who developed transformative approaches to musical education, Bartok, Kodaly and Britten, among them.   (more...)

Ryan Silverman to Co-Star with Melissa Errico in Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Ryan Silverman will be co-starring with pal Melissa Errico in the Irish Rep's upcoming production of FINIAN'S RAINBOW! The actor announced the news that he'd be joining the production last night at Errico's Feinstein's/54 Below concert (in which he was a guest star).  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with the Band for the Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Click below to go behind the scenes with the band at Ford's Theatre! (more...)

Michael McKean to Host New Season of Cooking Channel's FOOD: FACT OR FICTION?, 10/24
by TV News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Host Michael McKean returns to explore age-old food adages such as 'do carrots really improve our eyesight,' 'did salt win the Civil War,' and more in the second season of FOOD: FACT OR FICTION? premiering Monday, October 24th (more...)

MPAC to Host an Evening with Michael Feinstein
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling entertainer dubbed 'The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,' comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8 pm . Tickets are $60 - $100. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - An Interview With Matthew Morrison: 'There's always a little Mr. Schuester in me'
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Sep 21, 2016

Matthew Morrison is the prime example of a Renaissance man. From getting his big break as Link Larkin in Hairspray to starring in the cultural revolution of Glee to his time as J.M. Barrie in Finding Neverland, Morrison has showcased his ambition, passion and dedication as one of Broadway's leading men.  (more...)

New Preschool Adventure Series RAINBOW RANGERS in the Works from 'Frozen' & 'Lion King' Creators
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Global brand management company Genius Brands International, Inc. ('GBI') (OTCQB: GNUS) is partnering with Rob Minkoff, Director of Disney's Lion King, and Shane Morris, co-writer of Frozen, on the development and production of a new animated preschool series, 'Rainbow Rangers. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of The Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Motown Records Founder Berry Gordy Awarded National Medal of Arts by President Obama
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

President Obama will award the 2015 National Medal of Arts to Motown Records founder Berry Gordy on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in the East Room of The White House accompanied by The First Lady. (more...)

Nancy Dussault to Bring MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in 'MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE' on September 27, 2016 at 7:00PM. (more...)

WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS Scribble Towards their Seventh Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

THE WICKED YOUNG WRITER AWARDS, created and sponsored by the award-winning musical Wicked in association with the National Literacy Trust (www.literacytrust.org.uk), is pleased to announce that the acclaimed author and illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon books, Cressida Cowell, will return as Head Judge for the awards for the third consecutive year. Jonathan Douglas, Director of the National Literacy Trust, will also be returning as part of the judging panel. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Seeks Female Singers - Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is seeking a Female Singer ages 18-45 for upcoming musical: Babes in Hollywood - The Music of Garland and Rooney. To schedule an audition please email headshot and resume to ctcabaret@msn.com Those auditioning will be asked to prepare 2 songs showcasing vocal range. Also prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty and Dee Hoty to Star in Two River Theater's THE LION IN WINTER; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the cast and creative team for its production of James Goldman's The Lion in Winter, directed by Tyne Rafaeli. (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...)

Temple Theaters Opens with Lynn Nottage's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2016

Temple Theaters opens its 49th anniversary season with Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynne Nottage. Directed by Lee Kenneth Richardson, this memory play is a thought-provoking coming-of-age story set in 1950s New York City. Featuring a small cast of undergraduate and graduate student actors the production runs September 21 - October 2 in Temple University's Randall Theater. (more...)

First Look as Rachel Tucker Returns from Broadway to Lead 10th ANNIVERSARY WEST END Cast of WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

WICKED, the award-winning musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release new production pictures of Rachel Tucker as Elphaba. Rachel Tucker returns to the West End production at the Apollo Victoria Theatre following an acclaimed engagement on Broadway. Her remarkable performance has won her both a WhatsOnStage Award and a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award. (more...)

Breaking News: COME FROM AWAY Lands Its Home on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

NUNSET BOULEVARD Next Up at Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre's 16th anniversary season continues with the latest musical from Dan Goggins: Nunset Boulevard - The Hollywood Bowl Show. Everyone's favorite Little Sisters of Hoboken take the stage once again in the musical comedy. This time, they have been invited to Tinseltown to sing at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

IF/THEN's Anthony Rapp to Attend Reeling Film Festival in Chicago
by Movies News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Chicago Filmmakers and Showtime Networks have announced that Broadway legend Anthony Rapp, from the original casts of Rent and If/Then, will attend the 34th edition of Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Johanna Allen Pays Tribute To The Man Behind The Music, Harold Arlen, In THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY
by Jade Kops - Sep 13, 2016

Johanna Allen brings her one woman tribute to Harold Arlen, THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY, back to Sydney to treat Northern Beaches audiences to a night of history and fabulous music. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Play San Diego Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage presents multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter and Tony-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway in "Diva Power." The show features a soaring celebration of the legendary ladies who helped shape the soundtrack of our lives - Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Tickets for the Tuesday, September 27 performance at 8PM are available atwww.ma4sd.com/shows. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund to Go Presidential for 2016 GREAT WRITERS THANK THEIR LUCKY STARS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Dramatists Guild Fund President Andrew Lippa and Executive Director Rachel Routh announced today this year's gala theme will be Great Writers Thank Their Lucky Stars: The Presidential Edition taking place the evening before Election Day on November 7, 2016 (6:30 PM). (more...)

CHICAGO to Bring the Cell Block to Marlowe Theatre This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: Chicago comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (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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