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Britni Leslie Brings BOURBON ST. TO BROADWAY to Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

How does a Southern Bell from Alabama end up somewhere over The Rainbow. Will her dreams come true?  (more...)

Karen Mason Brings CD Tour to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning, celebrated vocalist, Broadway star, and recording artist Karen mason returns with her first CD release in nine years. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 7, 2017
by - May 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Janet Gigliotti Brings Stage Legend Judy Garland Back to Life in END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 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...)

BWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 5, 2017

Between the two of them, drag icons Sherry Vine and Joey Arias have more than 50 years of performing experience combined. Not only that, but their working relationship and enduring friendship began more than 20 years ago. Though they've toured with one another around the world over the years, it's been a few years since they've teamed up for a big show in New York, where they first met. Thankfully, the legendary divas will reunite onstage in the city for a new show at Feinstein's/54 Below, as part of Garth Schilling's (also known as Miss Vodka Stinger) drag-themed Thursday night series called LATE NIGHT DRAG. The run will also include Cacophony Daniels, Marti Gould Cummings, Varla Jean Merman, Ray DeForest, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE star Alexis Michelle, and Miss Vodka Stinger herself with the Martha Rayes. Prior to Vine and Arias' show, the pair pressed pause on their first day of rehearsal to speak with us over the phone about their individual careers, more than two decades of collaboration, and reuniting onstage in the city that brought them together. (more...)

Hill Country Community Theatre to Host HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD Fundraising Event
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Hill Country Community Theatre will hold a fundraising event "Hooray for Hollywood!" on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BODYGUARD Opens at L.A.'s Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Former Secret Service agent, Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge a€' what they don't expect is to fall in love... (more...)

Syracuse University Drama Announces 17/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Great music, classics, comedy, a carnivorous space alien and a high-flying partnership with New York's 2 Ring Circus highlight the Syracuse University Department of Drama's 2017/2018 season. From Gershwin to Chekhov, from Paula Vogel to Isabel Allende, the season offers a rich and wide-ranging celebration of theatrical experiences. (more...)

GayCo Productions' Annual Open Bar Party OVER THE RAINBOW Returns
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Follow the yellow brick road and join GayCo Productions at their annual fundraiser! On Friday, May 12th, GayCo will have a 3 hour all-you-can-drink special on domestic beer, well cocktails, sangria, and house wine at the Waterhouse Tavern & Grill (3407 N. Paulina, Chicago) from 8pm-11pm. Strap on your ruby slippers and join the members of GayCo for a fun and festive evening that benefits their 2017 season! (more...)

Poignant Indigenous Drama THE 7 STAGES OF GRIEVING Comes to Riverside Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Remaining a vital masterwork 20 years after it was penned by Wesley Enoch and Deborah Mailman, The 7 Stages of Grieving is a wise and powerful play about the grief of Aboriginal people and the hope of reconciliation. (more...)

Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

Celebrate the Life of Gilbert Baker at Castro Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Gilbert Baker, creator of The Rainbow Flag (known affectionately as "The Gay Betsy Ross"), which became the international symbol for the LGBT community, died on March 31, 2017 in NYC. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Put on BROADWAY FIRECRACKER Summer Holiday Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway leading lady and Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico will return to the Broadway at Birdland Concert Series with 'Broadway Firecracker' on Monday, July 3 at 7pm at Birdland Jazz (315 West 44th Street), bringing this special summer holiday concert to her favorite jazz venue. (more...)

WICKED Announces New London Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda),Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq) and Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) will head the new London cast from Monday 24 July 2017, joining current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).  (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Jane Krakowski to Perform at LIVE! from the Rainbow Room This June
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On June 23rd, the LIVE! from The Rainbow Room concert series will continue with Tony Award winning actress and singer, Jane Krakowski. (more...)

Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix Join Anthony Warlow in a Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Producers John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix are joining the cast of the world's favourite musical, The Wizard of Oz, to play Glinda the Good Witch and The Wicked Witch of the West respectively, alongside Anthony Warlow who will be playing The Wizard and Professor Marvel. (more...)

Sony/ATV Signs Becky Hill to Worldwide Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with chart-topping British singer and songwriter Becky Hill. (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

Anthony Warlow to Head Behind the Curtain for THE WIZARD OF OZ - in Oz!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

John Frost and Suzanne Jones have announced that Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to Australia. (more...)

The Rock Will Hit the Road! COME FROM AWAY Set to Launch National Tour from Seattle in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the critically acclaimed new musical COME FROM AWAY, which is nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, won 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical and 4 Helen Hayes Awards including Outstanding Musical Production, and is nominated for 9 Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical and the Drama League Award for Best Musical, will launch a North American Tour across the United States and Canada at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in October 2018. COME FROM AWAY, which has been playing to standing room only audiences, features a book, music and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominees and Outer Critics Circle Award winners Irene Sankoff & David Hein, direction by two-time Tony Award nominee and Outer Critics Circle winnerChristopher Ashley (Memphis), musical staging by two-time Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky), and music supervision by Ian Eisendrath (A Christmas Story). (more...)

BWW Feature: Antonia Bennett Brings a Lifetime of Performing to Café Carlyle in Venue Debut
by Karis Rogerson - May 18, 2017

Antonia Bennett, daughter of Tony Bennett and accomplished vocalist in her own right, is a lifelong performer. Since she "could walk and talk," according to her bio, Bennett has been performing with artists of legendary status: Rosemary Clooney, Regis Philbin, and, of course, her father. For the last 10 years, she has served as Tony's opening act in live shows and, in addition, has performed duets with him, including on his holiday album, A SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS. On May 23, Bennett will make her Cafe Carlyle debut in New York with a set comprised of selections from the American Songbook, a perfect fit for her inherited charm and too-cool demeanor, paired with her uniquely coy voice. (more...)

Angelwalk Theatre Announces Cast/Creative of EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Angelwalk Theatre has just announced the cast/creative for EVERYBODY'S GOT A STORY! (more...)

The Flaming Lips Release 'There Should Be Unicorns (Live)' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Flaming Lips release a brand new video for 'There Should Be Unicorns (Live)' from the album Oczy Mlody today. (more...)

ARISE Festival Announces Headliners
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

ARISE Music Festival tops 2017's outstanding lineup with the addition of Lettuce and SunSquabi to  join fellow headliners ranging from hip-hop to funk, reggae to rock, folk to electronic for anticipated The 5th Year Celebration at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch. ARISE's 2017 headliners also include Atmosphere, TIPPER, Beats Antique, Ani DiFranco, Rising Appalachia, The Expendables, and Brother Ali as well as over 200 performances, presentations and more across seven stages this August 4-6. (more...)

Surprise! Those Bay Area Children's Theatre Construction Vehicles are Back!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) is celebrating its move to a new home in the downtown Berkeley arts district with a bang-and a rumble, and lots of swooping around-by remounting its award-winning production of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site-The Musical, featuring  the original cast. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to The Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Genius Brands International, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Business Update
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

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Uproar Entertainment Releases Debut Stand-Up Comedy CD by Gayla Johnson
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of 'Black Wives Matter' by Gayla Johnson. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Rainbow's Gets Help from Kermit for Latest Trump Parody - 'The Russian Connection'
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2017

Randy Rainbow is at it again with another song parody about Donald Trump. In his latest video, he parodies the famous Muppets song 'The Rainbow Connection' to be about Trump's questionable ties with Russia. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a full list of the Helen Hayes Awards winners updating LIVE below! Named for actor Helen Hayes - a Washington native and legendary First Lady of the American Theatre - the Helen Hayes Awards celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington region and has become a hallmark recognized by theatre makers and theatre lovers far beyond Washington D.C. (more...)

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski Concludes Tenure
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Michael Krajewski will take his final bows as Principal POPS Conductor of the Houston Symphony during the season finale concert, Classic Broadway, at 8 p.m. May 26-27 and 7:30 p.m. May 28 at Jones Hall. (more...)

Tommy Emmanuel Teams with Rolling Stone Country to Premiere 'Tall Fidler' Video
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Esteemed Grammy Award-winning guitarist TOMMY EMMANUEL today (5/15) has partnered with Rolling Stone Country to premiere the performance video of 'Tall Fiddler' from his upcoming LIVE! AT THE RYMAN album, out this Friday, May 19 via CPG Sounds. (more...)

BWW Review: Poetry is in Motion in Soulpepper's FOR COLORED GIRLS
by Taylor Long - May 15, 2017

Ntozake Shange's poetry is in very capable hands with Soulpepper Theatre Company's captivating production of FOR COLORED GIRLS…(for colored girls who have considered suicide/when The Rainbow is enuf). Described as a 'choreopoem', the work is a spirited unity of written word and dance. The text alone is provocative and beautifully rhythmic, but Djanet Sears' production elevates the work with choreography that accentuates the power of the words. A true ensemble piece, FOR COLORED GIRLS is an homage to the unique journey we are all on, and the healing power in sharing your voice. (more...)

Jim Parsons Ties the Knot with Todd Spiewak
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

After being together for over 14 years, AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons and Todd Spiewak finally tied the knot this weekend in New York City. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

Revival of CRIMES OF THE HEART Directed by Luke Yankee Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Luke Yankee directs a revival of Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning comic drama by Beth Henley, for a June 9 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on June 7 and June 8. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Celebrates Cast Recording Release with CD Signing
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records celebrated its cast album release of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble this week. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Australia You Might Have Missed 5/12 - MAMMA MIA and More! (more...)

He's The One That You Want! Jimmy Osmond to Visit Birmingham Hippodrome in New UK Tour of GREASE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Birmingham Hippodrome is thrilled to announce that global star Jimmy Osmond* (The Osmonds, I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here) will visit Birmingham Hippodrome in the UK Tour of Grease from 29 May - 3 June. (more...)

Rainbow Theatre Project Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

???????Rainbow Theatre Project Producing Artistic Director H. Lee Gable and Managing Director Michael Kelley announce the 2017/18 season, which will include two readings and two productions, one of which will be a part of the 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival. During Rainbow Theatre Project's fifth season, the company will be in residence at the District of Columbia Arts Center. (more...)

Lower East Side History Month 2017 Events Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Over eighty local museums, cultural groups, community organizations, gardens, and small businesses are participating in the 4th Annual Lower East Side History Month! For a full listing of all events and details, please go to www.leshistorymonth.org (more...)

Glasgow Drama Pupils Get a Taste for GREASE
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Two Glasgow drama pupils had a visit from the cast of Grease earlier today. (more...)

Photo Flash: All Colors of the Rainbow Take Part in RuPaul's DragCon 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Emmy Award winner RuPaul and World of Wonder ('RuPaul's Drag Race,' 'Million Dollar Listing', 'Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce,' 'Out Of Iraq') hosted more than 40,000 attendees during the third annual 'RuPaul's DragCon' at the Los Angeles Convention Center this past weekend. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Queens Theatre Introduces QUEENS PRIDE AT 25
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

On Tuesday, May 30th, Queens Theatre will host 'Queens Pride at 25', an event making the opening of a one week exhibition of photos, video and film of 25 years of Queens Pride by Richard Shpuntoff. (more...)

Tony Award Winning RENT Star, Wilson Jermaine Heredia to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

In The Wings Promotions is proud to be bringing Tony Award winning, original RENT star, WILSON JERMAINE HEREDIA to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on May 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: 15TH ANNUAL SPOKEN WORD PLAY at Theater Of The Seventh Sister
by Rich Mehrenberg - Apr 30, 2017

TRUTH is the word at the annual Spoken Word Play. (more...)

Anthony Warlow Leads the Return of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Australia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

John Frost and Suzanne Jones are delighted to announce that Andrew Lloyd Webber's London Palladium production of The Wizard of Oz is coming to Australia. The Australian Premiere will be held in Brisbane in November, then travel to Sydney in December, this new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic. (more...)

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