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The Piano Guys' Debut Album Goes Gold
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

What began as a musical hobby and friendship quickly became an extremely successful worldwide career for The Piano Guys. Their innovative compositions which blend classical music with pop tunes, along with their compelling videos, gained millions of fans and led them to work with Sony Music Masterworks who released their debut self-titled album in 2012. Today the four dads from Utah celebrate an official RIAA Gold Album Certification for that first album - The Piano Guys. This is a spectacular achievement for any new artist, especially for an instrumental group. To date, the group has released five albums on Portrait/Sony Music Masterworks: The Piano Guys, The Piano Guys 2, A Family Christmas, Wondersand The Piano Guys: Live! Collectively these releases have spent 287 weeks at #1 on the combined Billboard Charts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ART at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, 'Art' and 'Red,' with each play alternating daily, now through May 29. 'Art' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and 'Red' by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. Each of the plays is about art: making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it. BroadwayWorld has a first look at 'Art' below! (more...)

Adam Sandler, David Spade, Nick Swardson & Rob Schneider to Bring Netflix's DO-OVER COMEDY TOUR to Chicago, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

? Netflix is sending Adam Sandler and his fellow THE DO-OVER stars David Spade and Nick Swardson on the road, along with longtime Sandler collaborator Rob Schneider, for The Do-Over Tour, where the comedians and longtime pals will deliver live performances for their fans. The Seven-city tour kicks off May 19 in San Francisco. The Do-Over Tour comes to The Chicago Theatre Monday, May 23, 8pm.  Tickets start at $45 at thechicagotheatre.com. THE DO-OVER will be available on Netflix May 27. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for The Muny's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Starring Robert Petkoff, Jen Cody & More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Young Frankenstein directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Rhodes and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Celebrate Dad with Freeform's 'Funday' Father's Day Weekend Programming
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Dad. He's always been there for you. School recitals, football games, family vacations. Now with the summer kicking into high gear, what better way to celebrate your beloved father than bonding over classic Disney movies in a weekend-long marathon? (more...)

Elastic City to Present THE LAST WALKS, 7/7-27
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

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Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/24/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

Sacred Circle Theatre Company to Stage Oscar Wilde's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Sacred Circle Theatre Company, a newly formed theatre company based in Brooklyn, will be performing its inaugural production, Oscar Wilde's SALOME, at The Alchemical in Chelsea. Performances will be June 16-18 and Pride Weekend, June 23-25. Performances are at 7:30pm at 104 West 14th Street. (more...)

The 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS to Make Television Debut on CBS
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

The 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS will make its television debut on the CBS Television Network. The ten-time Academy of Country Music Award-winning group Lady Antebellum will host the evening, dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the “51st Academy of Country Music Awards.” (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Begins 6/9 at Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Developed by Disney, 'Peter and the Starcatcher' brings rambunctious summer fun to Barter Theatre beginning June 9. (more...)

NeON Arts Sets Upcoming Public Events Celebrating Student Work
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute in partnership with the Department of Probation (DOP) today announced nine public events across all five boroughs of New York City in May and June celebrating creative work by members of the community as part of NeON Arts, a citywide arts education initiative. (more...)

Elton John, Julia Roberts & More Join NBC's RED NOSE DAY SPECIAL
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Elton John, Julia Roberts, Will Ferrell, Blake Shelton and Kobe Bryant are among the more than 65 stars who are coming together to have fun, raise money and change lives on “The Red Nose Day Special,” airing on Red Nose Day, Thursday, May 26 (more...)

Sweet Crude Release Track 'Isle Dans la Mer'
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Louisiana natives Sweet Crude have released their lead single “Isle Dans la Mer” today viaBrooklynVegan. (more...)

York Symphony Orchestra Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The York Symphony Orchestra announces its 2016-17 season, A Musical Journey Through Time, a series of eleven performances, which will include: a Classical series featuring six performances, inspired by some of the best known compositions of all time; three Pops performances, featuring the music of John Williams, the Titanic, and holiday selections audiences will know and love; along with two family-focused presentations, including the popular educational concert featuring Classical Kids from Chicago and a performance featuring National Public Radio's, From The Top, Christopher O'Riley. Music Director and Conductor, Lawrence Golan, returns to the stage after a successful 2015-16 season to lead the orchestra on this time-inspired journey. (more...)

MetroPCS, Virgin Mobile, and TracFone Earn Top Customer Experience Ratings for Wireless Carriers, According to Temkin Group
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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Tony Awards Close-Up: Scenic Designer Beowulf Boritt Picks Up His Third Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2016

He filled Studio 54 with water (yes, really!) and now is his being recognized for his ingenuity! Beowulf Borit picked up his third Tony nomination for his brilliant design of Therese Raquin and now he is telling us what the honor means to him! (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Sets 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

In Theatr Clwyd's 40th anniversary year, Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, today announces full casting for her Theatr Clwyd directorial debut production of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Harvey directs Lisa Palfrey in the role of Beatrice and John Ramm as Benedict. They are joined by David Bark-Jones, Jonathan Harden, Sian Howard, Nakay Kpaka, Steven Meo, Catherin Morris, Lowri Palfrey, Kerry Peers, and Sion Pritchard. (more...)

BWW Review: Raymond Marc Dumont Directs a Difficult, Disturbing, and Brilliant THE WILD PARTY
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - May 21, 2016

An air of curiosity and expectation was in the air at the opening of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY at South Portland's Portland Players. The 1997 musical with book, music and lyrics by Lippa is not a familiar piece for many musical theatre audiences. What they experienced in a little over two hours, created in the searing vision of director/choreographer Raymond Marc Dumont, was a theatre piece that is difficult, disturbing, and absolutely brilliant! (more...)

JASPER IN DEADLAND World Premiere Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?Ghostlight Records releases the world premiere recording of the acclaimed musical Jasper in Deadland online and in stores today, Friday, May 20. The show - with music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver and book by Oliver and Hunter Foster - was hailed as "a playful, silly-smart, new musical" by The New York Times, which called the score "buoyant and wide-ranging, with rich harmonies." The recording is produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and John Clancy. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/jasper-in-deadland. (more...)

Rich Pisarkiewicz and Patrick Blindauer Join The Muny's 42ND STREET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of 42nd Streetdirected and choreographed by Denis Jones and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet The Kid Company of York's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 19, 2016

The York Theatre Company, in association with Van Dean, Tony Heyes/Mia Moravis and Sister Productions presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. BroadwayWorld introduces you to the cast and creative team below! (more...)

BWW TV: The Comical Kids of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Give a Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 19, 2016

The York Theatre Company, in association with Van Dean, Tony Heyes/Mia Moravis and Sister Productions presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer. BroadwayWorld brings you a preview of the cast in action below! (more...)

Taylor Stanley Promoted to Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

New York City Ballet announced today that Taylor Stanley has been promoted to principal dancer, effective immediately. (more...)

LIKE YOU LIKE IT Gets Studio Cast Recording, Out This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that the star-studded studio cast recording of LIKE YOU LIKE IT will be released digitally and in stores on September 23, 2016. (more...)

The Motet to Release New Album TOTEM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Today, Colorado-based funk rock band The Motet announce the release of their new studio album, Totem, due out July 8th, 2016.  Produced by Lettuce and Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno, Totem was written collectively by The Seven members of the band.  The future of funk music is clear on Totem; each song is steeped in The Motet's signature style that slaps you in the face with sounds that are fresh and unique.  Listen to the first single “Damn!” HERE.  (more...)

ABC Unveils 2016-17 Programming Slate Including Nine New Series
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2016-17 slate of programming, including the addition of nine new series. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall, in New York City. (more...)

Nashville-Area Auditions Calendar 5/17/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2016

Theaters and production companies throughout Middle Tennessee are looking for directors, crew members and cast members for several upcoming productions, including Young Frankenstein at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts and Peter and the Starcatcher at Dickson's Renaissance Players. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Nominee Beowulf Boritt On Creating a River Onstage in THERESE RAQUIN
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2016

Today, Beowulf Boritt speaks exclusively to BWW about the challenges and triumphs of designing an actual river on stage in the beautiful and haunting production of Therese Raquin. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in GYPSY at Sharon Playhouse; Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Franz & More Also on Tap for 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces casting and creative teams for the 2016 summer season of musicals and plays Gypsy; Big River; Quartet; I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change; and the new musical, Judge Jackie: Disorder in the Court. (more...)

LACO @ THE MOVIES: AN EVENING OF DISNEY SILLY SYMPHONIES Set for 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) showcases the interplay of music and film with 'LACO @ the Movies: An Evening of Disney Silly Symphonies,' a program of dazzling and delightful Academy Award-winning animation created by Walt Disney Studios between 1929 and 1939, with orchestral scores performed live by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra led by six-time Emmy award-winning composer Mark Watters, on Saturday, June 4, 2016, 7 pm, at the historic Orpheum Theatre movie palace in downtown Los Angeles. Based on timeless fairy tales and fantastical scenarios, The Seven classic animated Silly Symphony shorts include five Academy Award-winners, the first Silly Symphony short produced and directed by Walt Disney, the first commercial color short and the first to utilize a multiplane camera to create depth of field. With animation by a number of Disney legends, these films are set against a backdrop of lively music. From symphonic to jazz, and featuring the Orpheum's 1927 Wurlitzer, one of only three remaining original theatre organ installations in theatres in Southern California, the music by such luminaries as Leigh Harline and Carl Stalling is arranged for live orchestra by Watters and Alex Rannie. The magical event for adults and children six and older benefits education and concert programs of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, considered one of the world's premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Academy Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman serves as Honorary Chair. Film tickets and exclusive sponsorship packages, including a post-film cocktail party, are available. (more...)

Accomplice Announces New Adventures in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Accomplice, an interactive theater group that blends the fun of a scavenger hunt with smart improvisational theater for a one of a kind experience, announces two new shows for the summer season. Beginning June 2016, tourists and native New Yorkers alike will be able to experience The Quest for The Seven Teeth, a children's experience through Central Park; and The Quest for the Missing Slipper, a ladies night out based on the Cinderella fairy tale. For a limited time, show-goers can take advantage of special pricing during three previews for each show on select dates in the month of June, with a cost of $40 for the children's experience and $70 for the ladies night out experience. (more...)

BWW Review: HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL a Big Hit With the Film's Fans
by Paul Batterson - May 14, 2016

If it were a high school student, HEATHERS would've been voted 'Least Likely To Become A MUSICAL.' Released in 1988, the dark comedy about an outsider's plot of murderous revenge against the popular kids' clique almost seems like a backlash to the sunnier view of high school life like THE BREAKFAST CLUB (1985), PRETTY IN PINK (1986) and FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986). (more...)

IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Cast Album To Be Released on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - May 14, 2016

The premiere recording of ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' which was developed at the 13th Street Theater in New York City, will be released June 3rd.  Jed Peterson, who's starred Off-Broadway in such shows as 'Hard Times' and 'Nevsky Prospect,' and has been featured on television's  'Madame Secretary,' stars as Mr. Berlin.  Richard Danley is musical director.  Choreography and tap-dancing are by Rayna Hirt.  Hawkins Gardow is special guest artist. Music preparation is by Donald Brown.   Peter Charney and Matthew Nardozzi are assistants to the producers.  The CD, being distributed exclusively in the United States via CDBaby, will be available on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, iTunes, Footlight Records, Google Music, etc. (more...)

New Play STICKY FINGERS Steals into 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Based on conversations with real women shoplifters, 'Sticky Fingers' is a one-hour, monologue-driven, ensemble dramedy about women who steal. In this age of soul-baring 12-step programs, admitting to shoplifting seems to be one of society's final taboos and as such, most shoplifters are ashamed to talk about their crimes. Most people are unaware that many shoplifters (especially women) do not steal out of need or greed, but often steal because of deeper psychological reasons that they may not know or are unable to acknowledge. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Audra McDonald at 67th Annual Spring Luncheon!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just celebrated six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special day below! (more...)

Museum Mile Festival Set for 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Now celebrating its 38th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception.  Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting seven of New York City's finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening.  The Museum Mile Festival's opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street).  Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival.  Details on the Festival's offerings can be found at MuseumMileFestival.org. (more...)

Brimmer Street Theatre Co. to Host Public Staged Readings of COMMUNION
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As part of its 2016 Breaking Ground play development program, Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced two public staged readings of Communion by Christina Cigala. The readings will be presented on Sunday, May 22 at 2pm and 4:30pm at Moving Arts, 1822 Hyperion Avenue, in Silver Lake. Running time is 70 minutes with no intermission; admission is free and no reservations are required. Following each reading, audiences will be invited to engage in a brief discussion with the playwright and participating artists.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

Holly Penfield to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE RHYTHM OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of San Francisco native Holly Penfield with her newest show, The Rhythm of Life, for two performances only - Friday, July 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 16 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Terrence Absher Shares SEVEN STARR RANCH
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Terrence Absher, an avid and passionate author, has completed his new book 'Seven Starr Ranch': an epic country western tale that begs the question, will a long lost father be accepted and forgiven? (more...)

Audra McDonald Honored Today at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will celebrate six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Full Creative Team Set for OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES at Cherry Lane with Estelle Parsons & Judith Ivey
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES -- a new comedy by Israel Horovitz (MY OLD LADY), with a cast starring Oscar winner and 5-time Tony nominee ESTELLE PARSONS, two-time Tony winner JUDITH IVEY, along with ANGELINA FIORDELLISI (ZORBA on Broadway opposite Anthony Quinn) and FRANCESCA CHOY-KEE (DISGRACED) - begins rehearsals May 12 prior to the start of previews June 7 and opening June 19, in a world-premiere production by Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village.  The play is directed by Barnet Kellman. (more...)

Matthew E. May Pens WINNING THE BRAIN GAME: FIXING THE 7 FATAL FLAWS OF THINKING
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

NEW YORK, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ 'People may want to pause before voting a politician into office simply because they have a brain for business,' claims business strategist Matthew E. May, author of the newly released book WINNING THE BRAIN GAME: FIXING THE 7 FATAL FLAWS OF THINKING (McGraw Hill, May 2016). 'Business thinkers are susceptible to several fatal thinking flaws that can render more nuanced and complex political challenges nearly impossible to solve.' (more...)

RTST and Sheffield Theatres Announce Shortlist for RTST Director Award 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Royal Theatrical Support Trust (RTST) and Sheffield Theatres are delighted to announce the shortlist for the RTST Director Award 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Hosts YOUNG TALENT BIG DREAMS Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor The Children's Trust, are proud to announce the 2016 winners of Young Talent Big Dreams, the most widespread local youth talent contest in Miami-Dade history. A marathon of semifinal competitions for student performers ages 8-17 culminated in the finals competition held this past Saturday, May 7, at the Miracle Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the big event below! (more...)

New Leadership Book WHY LEADERS FAIL is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

DENVER, May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Thousands of leadership books tell you how to be a great leader, yet dramatic leadership failures are still broadcast daily on the news. Now there's a book, 'Why Leaders Fail,' that dives deeper into the surprisingly common mistakes managers, CEOs and supervisors unknowingly make that ultimately derail their success. (more...)

LOCKE & KEY to Be Developed as a TV Series; Creator Joe Hill to Pen Pilot
by TV News Desk - May 10, 2016

IDW Entertainment ('IDWE') announced today that the award-winning, fan-favorite property Locke & Key is being developed as a television series. Author/creator Joe Hill will be writing the pilot and serving as an executive producer. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Apollo Theater Appoints New Executive Producer
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Apollo Theater today announced the appointment of Kamilah Forbes as the Theater's new Executive Producer. A director, producer, and co­founder of Hi­ARTS/Hip Hop Theater Festival, Forbes will join the Apollo in September 2016. (more...)

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