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Photo Coverage: Allyson Briggs & Fleur Seule Band Play The Penthouse
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 29, 2017

When you're marketing a spectacular SoHo Penthouse that has a Steinway B piano and you come from the world of cabaret what do you do?  Super Real Estate impresarios Tom Postilio and Mickey Conlon filled it with the music of songstress Allyson Briggs with her band Fleur Seule, (a favorite of The Rainbow Room) and have a party for your eclectic group of friends. (more...)

Harlem Repertory Theatre To Revive Harburg & Saidy's JAMAICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Harlem Repertory Theatre, under the direction of its Founding Artistic Director Keith Lee Grant, has announced that it will present JAMAICA, Yip Harburg and Fred Saidy,'s powerful story about a Jamaican woman's dream of moving to New York City, July 29th - March 24th at The Tato Laviera Theatre (240 East 123rd Street). (more...)

SONGBOOK SUMMIT, Featuring Tunes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and More, Coming to 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

59E59 Theaters will welcome 59E59 favorites Peter & Will Anderson with SONGBOOK SUMMIT, featuring the music of Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and Richard Rodgers. (more...)

Photo Flash: SBCT Heads Down the Yellow Brick Road with THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

There's no place like Oz this summer. Join SBCT on July 14-30, and travel over The Rainbow to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and a wish-granting wizard. Join four friends as they discover wisdom, compassion, courage, and a way back home. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for Emery Entertainment's New Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Emery Entertainment is pleased to announce two new subscription packages available for the 2017-2018 season at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Fan favorites, Off-Broadway comedies, and a brand new Artists Lounge Live Series will enhance the exciting theatrical season at one of St. Louis' most intimate venues. (more...)

Genius Brands International, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNUS) Issues Shareholder Letter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

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BWW Picks for Best Cabaret Shows in NYC This Week, 6/26 to 7/2
by BWW Staff - Jun 26, 2017

Published every Monday, BroadwayWorld Cabaret writers will pick their top recommendations for shows throughout NYC during the upcoming week. (more...)

King Kullen Celebrates National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Happy June! With this new month comes National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month. This year, King Kullen is celebrating by sharing ways to use seasonal produce to add new flavors to dishes, and a few grilling tips to keep in mind during the spring and summer months. (more...)

2017 Marin County Fair Invites Visitors to 'Let the Funshine In!'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Marin County will celebrate the 2017 Marin County Fair Let The Funshine In! from June 30 to July 4, 2017.  The Marin County Fair: Let the Funshine In celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love emphasizing Marin's dedication to the things we value most in our community, Family, Art, Agriculture and the Environment. In 1967, the Summer of Love kicked-off with a two-day concert on Mt. Tamalpais called the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival. Nearly 100,000 young people converged on the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, turning the Bay Area into the epicenter of a cultural phenomenon known as the Summer of Love. During this transformative time, music, fashion, art and new ideas flourished and there was a feeling that everything was possible.   (more...)

RuPaul Crowns America's Next Drag Super Star on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

You're perfect, you're beautiful and you're a winner, baby! Sasha Velour was crowned the season nine winner of VH1's Emmy® Award-winning RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, after slaying the runway and competition in a season filled with jaw-dropping lip-sync battles, sickening fashions and unforgettably raw moments. (more...)

Uptown Players to Stage LA CAGE AUX FOLLES This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the hit musical La Cage Aux Folles, running July 14 - 30, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Tour-de-Force Performances Highlight DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by Shari Barrett - Jul 9, 2017

Every once in a while, I am treated to an amazing evening of theater featuring actors who step outside of themselves and totally encompass their characters every single moment they are onstage. With performances as riveting as any I have seen, Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley are marvels to behold as unlikely lovers Roberta and Danny in John Patrick Shanley's DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA, brilliantly directed with soulful abandon by Carl Weathers at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. The Rainbow Theatre Company production is the show to see this summer! (more...)

Union Savings Bank Partners with Warner Theatre for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The Warner Theatre has announced Union Savings Bank as their 2016-17 Daytime Performances for Young Audiences Series Sponsor. (more...)

Ruby Rakos, Jason Danieley, Max von Essen and More to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in 'CHASING RAINBOWS' Labs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Following two successful productions at Flat Rock Playhouse and Goodspeed Musicals, the producers of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz have announced three private industry lab performances on Thursday, July 13 and Friday, July 14 in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA at Edgemar Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Danny and the Deep Blue Sea starring Tanna Frederick and Robert Standley, and directed by Carl Weathers, opened on July 1 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Ariana Grande Marks Birthday of Manchester Bombing Victim with Special Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

During her show in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week, Ariana Grande performed 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow,' ending the number by looking skyward, blowing a kiss and saying 'Happy birthday, Saffie.' (more...)

Stephanie Blythe Joins Tanglewood's DAS RHEINGOLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

On Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m., BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in one of the great highlights of the 2017 Tanglewood season: the orchestra's first-ever complete concert performance of Wagner's epic Das Rheingold, the first of the four dramas from Wagner's masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen, and a tour de force milestone for the festival. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 5, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 5, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Go Over The Rainbow To Stockport Plaza This Summer As Full Cast Announced For WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Regal Entertainments recently announced that their smash hit production of The Wizard of Oz would be heading to Stockport Plaza this summer, and producers are now excited to reveal the full cast. (more...)

Russell Tovey, Mark Bonnar & More Announced For QUEERS At Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century.  (more...)

Full Casts Announced for RULES FOR LIVING and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

The full casts are today announced for English Touring Theatre, Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Rose Theatre Kingston's production of Sam Holcroft's Rules for Living and English Touring Theatre and Mercury Theatre Colchester's production of Conor McPherson's The Weir, twenty years after its world premiere at the Royal Court. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 27, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

Stick Men Ft. King Crimson Members To Tour US & Canada In Support of 'Prog Noir'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

In support of their their critically acclaimed studio album “Prog Noir” and forthcoming digital only live album “Roppongi - Live in Tokyo 2017, Featuring Mel Collins,” Stick Men, featuring Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto of King Crimson and Markus Reuter, will tour North America starting in August. (more...)

Sony/ATV Signs Zak Abel to Worldwide Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed singer/songwriter and rising popstar Zak Abel to a worldwide deal. The agreement comes ahead of the release this autumn of Only When We're Naked, the debut Atlantic Records album by the British talent who initially rose to fame as the guest vocalist on Gorgon City's UK Top 20 hit “Unmissable”. (more...)

Classic Film Scores Featured on Judy Garland: Soundtracks, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Mint Audio Records is proud to announce the release on July 25, 2017 of a new 2-CD 48-track set, Judy Garland: Soundtracks. (more...)

Culver City Centennial's '1988' Series presents Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre's Technicolor Drip
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre (HDDT) will bring its innovative and unique site-specific dance to Culver City with Technicolor Drip. The third event in the 1988 series features Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre dancers in and around the parking garage windows and glass art vitrines (boxes) hanging on the exterior of the parking garage at Culver City's PLATFORM. Technicolor Drip, by contemporary artist Jen Stark is a mural located on the exterior wall of the PLATFORM parking garage, facing Landmark Blvd. The title references an old coloring process used in 20th century film production, while The Rainbow colors echo the song, Somewhere Over The Rainbow from a film made in Culver City: The Wizard of Oz. Jen Stark also created two temporary artworks, inspired by Technicolor Drip, installed inside the hanging glass art vitrines (boxes) on PLATFORM's parking garage exterior facing Washington Blvd. (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Return for BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Center Theatre Group has announced that Carmen Cusack will reprise her Tony- nominated role as Alice Murphy in 'Bright Star' at the Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

Theatre Next Door Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Theatre Next Door (TND) will present The Wizard of Oz (Oz) at The Bickford Theatre of Morris Museum in Morristown, NJ on August 10, 11, and 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Ruskin Group Constructs A Sturdy RAINBOW BRIDGE On The Road to Hilarity
by Gil Kaan - Jul 22, 2017

In Ruskin Group Theatre's world premiere of Ron Nelson's The Rainbow BRIDGE, Michael Myers briskly directs a concise 75 minutes of snappy dialogue led by the high-energy, powerhouse performance of Paul Schackman as the conflicted, haunted lawyer Jerry. Schackman nails Nelson's machine gun-spouting dialogue, full of witty angst and genuine emotions, with lots of laughs along the way. (more...)

Rainbow Colours Spread Love And Pride City Wide in Liverpool Including World Famous Liver Birds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Liverpool has turned all the colours of The Rainbow - and with the help of Liverpool Pride's headline sponsor Barclays, even the city's world-famous Liver Birds have become birds of paradise on their posts high above the River Mersey to celebrate the return of Liverpool Pride Festival 2017. (more...)

Sony/ATV & Estate of Michael Jackson Extend Mijac Administration Agreement
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the Estate of Michael Jackson today announced a long-term extension of Sony/ATV's worldwide administration of Michael Jackson's extraordinary Mijac Music catalog. (more...)

Tenor Anthony Kearns Headlines Veterans Tribute in Washington, D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

???????On June 27, 2017, the Sixth Annual Bipartisan Tribute to Veterans and Those Who Serve in Congress honored military veterans, including House and Senate members serving in the U.S. Congress, at a summer kick-off reception in the shadow of the nation's Capital. The program featured a powerful line-up of speakers and inspiring songs by renowned tenor Anthony Kearns.  (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe to Bring TOGETHER Tour to Australia
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2017

Following the phenomenal success of their double-platinum selling Christmas #1 UK album, Together and major sold out tours of the UK, Live Nation today announced that musical theatre legends MICHAEL BALL and ALFIE BOE will bring their Together tour to Australia this October. Ball and Boe are two of the most cherished performers in the UK, with two of the greatest voices. Between them, this legend of musical theatre and Britain's most popular and best-selling tenor, a favourite of the Royals, have achieved accolades and triumphs galore. (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 19, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 19, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. (more...)

Sony/ATV Signs Maluma to Worldwide Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that it has signed a worldwide publishing deal with songwriter and artist Maluma. (more...)

Paisley Park Sets Dates for CELEBRATION 2018 to Honor Prince Rogers Nelson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced that attendees to Celebration 2017 can reserve tickets to next year's planned Celebration 2018 now, past attendees can make reservation deposits for a comparable 2018 ticket; Celebration tickets will require a $100 deposit and VIP Celebration tickets, $200. (more...)

Photo Flash: Summer Orlando Becomes First Male Actor to Play 'Dorothy' in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Ben Orlando AKA drag performer Summer Orlando stars in The Wizard of Oz, the first male actor to ever play the role of Dorothy in an officially licensed production of the show in the world. Scroll down for a first look! (more...)

Vocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch their all-star third season with a special benefit event featuring a rare DC-area appearance of vocal legend Marilyn Maye. (more...)

Theatre Royal Stratford East Presents the Premiere of SUMMER IN LONDON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Theatre Royal Stratford East today announces casting for the world premiere of Summer in London, a new romcom about four young homeless men living in Stratford during a summer heatwave, with an all-transgender cast. (more...)

Philly Actor Bob Weick Celebrates 200 Year Birthday of Karl Marx with Tour of MARX IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Actor Bob Weick has played Karl Marx in his acclaimed production of Howard Zinn's Marx in Soho over 300 times. Now, to celebrate the 200-year anniversary of Marx's birth in 2018, Weick is launching a national and international tour of Zinn's one-man show. (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Salute the Kings of Swing with the Pasadena Pops
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein puts down the conducting baton and picks up the microphone for one night only to celebrate Swing, the Rat Pack and more on Saturday, July 29 at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. (more...)

UPDATE: Ariana Grande Officially Named 'Honorary Citizen' of Manchester, England
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The city council of Manchester, England is introducing a new system which will recognize outstanding people who have made significant contributions to the city. First in line for the honor may be pop singer Ariana Grande (more...)

Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for July 12, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 12, 2017

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)

BWW Vlog: WaterTower Theatre's RUNNING RIOT: Episode 1
by Garrett Reeves - Jul 12, 2017

As WaterTower Theatre's anticipated production of HIT THE WALL approaches, cast member Joshua Gonzales documents the production process with this new vlog series, RUNNING RIOT. Episode 1: This week, Joshua landed in Texas from NYC for the first rehearsal of HIT THE WALL and the screening of the powerful documentary RAID OF The Rainbow LOUNGE, by filmmaker Robert L. Camina. Check out the first vlog entry below, and check back soon for more videos. (more...)

BWW Previews: Exciting Broadway Season at Gate City Bank Theatre At The Fargodome
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Gate City Bank Theatre at the Fargodome in Fargo, ND will play host to an exciting line-up of Broadway shows for the 2017-2018 season. Here's the line-up! (more...)

Davis Gaines to Star in MAN OF LA MANCHA in the Round at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Broadway veteran Davis Gaines and innovative in-the-round seating will be featured in Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF's (Orlando Shakes) production of Man of La Mancha. (more...)

City Theater Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Travel over The Rainbow at City Theater to a magical kingdom filled with munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, and wizards. Join four unlikely friends as they set out to discover wisdom, compassion, courage, and the way home. The Wizard of Oz runs for three weekends, July 21st-August 6th. (more...)

Reign Morton In ICONversations Set For The Colony Theatre In Burbank this Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

ICONversations, a musical journey with vocal artist Reign Morton, will play four performances only at the Colony Theatre in Burbank from July 20-23. Singing the songs that have stood the test of time from musical artists like Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Prince, Whitney Houston, Donny Hathaway, and Michael Jackson, Morton weaves a musical love letter to his father via creative storytelling and incredible music. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Signs on for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced that Sarah Uriarte Berry, Philip Boykin, and Jonathan Groff will complete the cast for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

Ruskin Group Theatre to Premiere THE RAINBOW BRIDGE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Directed by Michael Myers at Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica, California, the world premiere of Ron Nelson's The Rainbow Bridge opens July 21st. Lynne Marie Stewart stars alongside an award winning cast which includes Mary Carrig, Emily Jerez, Jaimi Paige, Paul Schackman, L. Emille Thomas, and Mouchette Van Helsdingen. (more...)

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