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Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney, currently plays at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves). During Thanksgiving weekend, Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo visited the show. Check out photos below! (more...)

Contessa Gallery Presents New Artwork by Mr. Brainwash, Gilles Cenazandotti, David Datuna, David Drebin & Hijack at Art Miami 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

CLEVELAND, Nov. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Contessa Gallery will be participating in the 27th annual Art Miami Fair. Over these past 27 years, Art Miami has established a well-known reputation for providing fine art collectors with the latest in high quality Contemporary and Modern Art. The fair will begin on November 29 and run through December 4, 2016. Contessa Gallery is thrilled to present the most recent works by Mr. Brainwash, Gilles Cenazandotti, David Datuna,David Drebinand Hijack at Art Miami 2016 (Booths #D407 & #D407a). This will be the highly anticipated Art Miami/Basel Week debut of Hijack's artwork with the gallery, David Datuna's Unity Series project and David Drebin's latest masterpiece, Etching on Crystal Starfire Glass,Lips of Love. (more...)

'The Hip Hop Nutcracker' Is The 'Must See' Family Holiday Tradition This Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

No TuTu's or toe shoes needed for The Hip Hop Nutcracker. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of HOLIDAY INN, PARAMOUR & More Rehearse for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 22, 2016

The special event will feature performances from some of Broadway's hottest shows, including Holiday Inn, Cats, Paramour, Waitress, Hairspray Live!, The Color Purple, On Your Feet!, School of Rock and the Radio City Rockettes. Check out photos from rehearsals below!??????? (more...)

BWW Review: Leigh Silverman and Sutton Foster Discover Fresh Nuances In Intimate SWEET CHARITY
by Michael Dale - Nov 21, 2016

Ever since it opened in 1966 as the Broadway production that made the Palace Theatre go legit, the final scene of Neil Simon (book), Dorothy Fields (lyrics) and Cy Coleman's (music) hyper-swinging Sweet Charity has been a trouble spot. (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME Celebrates the Search for Freedom and Equality at the Turn of the 20th Century
by Shari Barrett - Nov 17, 2016

RAGTIME: The Musical, currently being presented brilliantly by Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center through December 4, 2016, is set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York. Based on the classic E. L. Doctorow novel, featuring a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, RAGTIME weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled suburban mother represented by Mother, the matriarch of a white upper-class family in New Rochelle, New York; Tateh, an inventive Jewish immigrant from Latvia; and Coalhouse Walker Jr., a daring young Harlem musician - all united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future in America at the turn of the 20th Century. (more...)

More Broadway Performances Announced for MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE on NBC
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

A dazzling lineup of Broadway's best will take part in the milestone 90th MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, broadcast live on NBC. (more...)

Marcus Goldhaber Launches Kickstarter for CARRY YOU ON Album to Support Veterans
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Today at 11 a.m. EST, while America's largest traditional celebration of our veterans overtook The Streets of New York City, a bold new chapter in a heralded music project honoring our military heroes was officially launched through Kickstarter. (more...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER with Special Guest Kurtis Blow to Hit NY Metro This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, is a holiday mash-up sure to please the entire family. Produced by the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and co-commissioned by United Palace of Cultural Arts, The Hip Hop Nutcracker makes two NY Metro-area stops during its second North American tour of 23 cities from Los Angeles to New York. (more...)

Bold New Musical Project to Honor Military Heroes Launched Through Kickstarter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Today at 11 a.m. EST, while America's largest traditional celebration of our veterans overtook The Streets of New York City, a bold new chapter in a heralded music project honoring our military heroes was officially launched through Kickstarter. (more...)

VIDEO: Vin Diesel Returns in Official Trailer for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Below, check out the first official trailer for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, in theaters April 14th!   (more...)

CAGNEY to Conclude its Celebrated Run this May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will conclude its celebrated run atThe Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21 previews).   (more...)

John Paciga Soars Across 88 Keys In His New Video 'Tickling The Ivories'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

“Tickling The Ivories,” the lead single from his Gotta Play EP, is, superficially, a love song to the act of playing the piano – Paciga tells his listeners that he'd rather stay in the studio and make music than go out and par (more...)

Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

Park City Institute to Present Nellie McKay in A GIRL NAMED BILL at Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Park City Institute presents actress-singer-songwriter-musician, Nellie McKay, performing 'A Girl Named Bill - the Life and Times of Billy Tipton,' on the Eccles Center Main Stage, Saturday April 15. The evening begins at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Nckelodeon to Debut New Animated Series RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES This Fall
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Nickelodeon, the number-one kids' network, will reimagine its iconic, global franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with an all-new, 26-episode 2D-animated series, RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (more...)

T.J. Hemphill's Powerful Stage Play PERILOUS TIMES Comes to Brooklyn King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Jammins Events proudly presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre.  Grammy award-winning Gospel recording artist, Fred Hammond alongside multi-award winning Gospel legend, Vickie Winans join forces with recording artist Tim Bowman Jr., Actors Clifton Powell, Christian Keys and VH1 Love & Hip NY cast member and The Wire actress Snoop, just to name a few to headline the Easter weekend festivities. (more...)

PERILOUS TIMES to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jammins Events presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper Partners with Omaze Release Official T-Shirt
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning artist and activist Cyndi Lauper has designed and released her official “Girls Just Want To Have Fundamental Rights” t-shirt. Inspired by the menagerie of protest signs using this empowering slogan during the worldwide Women's March that took place on January 21st, Cyndi has partnered with Omaze in honor of Women's History Month to raise vital funding for Planned Parenthood and the True Colors Fund. (more...)

Nellie McKay to Revive Transgender Stage Show A GIRL NAMED BILL on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Nellie McKay is reviving the acclaimed transgender stage show for a US tour. 'A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton' will hit eight cities in April. Scroll down for dates! (more...)

SOTTO VOCE, ROZ AND RAY and More Set for Theater J's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theater J, the nation's pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, announces its 2017-2018 season, comprised of six diverse plays, including one world premiere and two regional premieres.  Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr has selected works by Jonathan Safran Foer, Alfred Uhry, Nilo Cruz, Mark St. Germain, Karen Hartman and Lindsay Joelle, as well as a stellar line-up of directors and actors. (more...)

CAGNEY Goes on Tonight, Offers $25 Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Outside there is snow, but on with the show! Now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for tonight's performance, Tuesday, March 14, at 7PM. (more...)

Jeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning Wednesday, January 11th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of CAGNEY Gathers at New York Stock Exchange to Ring Closing Bell
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Led by star Robert Creighton, the cast of Cagney celebrated a visit to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday December 30th to ring the closing bell. Cagney is the dramatic new musical that follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from The Streets of New York to his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood, from a vaudeville song-and-dance man to the cinema's original tough guy. Broadway's Robert Creighton, in the role he was born to play, joins the cast who tap dance through a score that blends original music with classic George M. Cohan favorites. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nellie McKay Previews A GIRL NAMED BILL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jan 27, 2017

Now through January 28 at Feinstein's/54 Below, Nellie McKay returns with A GIRL NAMED BILL - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BILLY TIPTON. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Eichner & Stephen Colbert Talk to New Yorkers About Donald Trump
by - Jan 25, 2017

Just a few days into Trump's America, Billy Eichner hits the street with Emmy winner Stephen Colbert to ask New Yorkers what they'd like to say to President Donald Trump (more...)

BWW Audio: 'King of Voice-Overs' Joe Sirola Records TV Spot for Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Joe Sirola, who has been called the 'King of Voice-Overs' - having been heard or seen in over 10,000 commercials throughout his long and fun career - co-starred with the great Jimmy Cagney in his last film (Terrible Joe Moran). Lately, Joe has turned his talents to the New York stage as a producer, and one of his shows is the current off-Broadway hit, CAGNEY. Today, Joe recorded the new radio advertisement for his, and Jimmy's, musical. Below, listen to a clip from Joe's radio spot for CAGNEY! (more...)

Pete Holmes Stars in New HBO Comedy Series CRASHING, Debuting 2/19
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Starring Pete Holmes, the comedy series CRASHING launches its eight-episode season SUNDAY, FEB. 19 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch James Corden & Billy Eichner in Carpool Karaoke-Inspired 'Curbside Conga Line'
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In a desperate attempt to appeal to the masses with his own version of Carpool Karaoke, Billy heads to LA and teams up with James Corden for the Carpool Karaoke inspired segment, Curbside Conga Line! (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Happy! LORNA LUFT Opens Up About The Judy Garland Songbook And More
by David Green - Feb 9, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood. At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.' At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Luft as she was preparing for her upcoming engagement in the desert. Her are some excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

Katy Dimbleby Launches New Album and Announces UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

February 23 sees the release of Kate Dimbleby's 6th album, entitled SONGBIRDS. It is a unique recording of eleven original self-penned songs featuring nothing other than Kate's sublime voice (more...)

Snow Day Deal! Get $25 Rush Tickets to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Today's forecast... flurries with a chance of Cagney! The show must go on folks, and now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for the 2PM matinee today, Thursday, February 9. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - truTV Presents President's Day Marathon of BILLY ON THE STREET: Political Comedy!
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

truTV will celebrate President's Day with a special two-hour marathon of Billy on the Street, the popular variety sketch series created by and starring Billy Eichner and produced by Funny Or Die, the network announced today. (more...)

Cristiano's Exvolver 360 VR Experience to Host Release Party at Jump Into The Light
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Cristiano's new 360VR music video Exvolver New York release party will be on February 21st, at 7 p.m., at Jump Into the Light, America's leader in first Virtual Reality Cinema Experience. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer & Title Revealed for Eighth FAST & FURIOUS Film!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Universal Pictures has reveiled the first trailer and the title of the eighth Fast & Furious movie, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS.  The film opens in theaters on April 14, 2017. (more...)

DreamWeaver to Stage YES, VIRGINIA THE MUSICAL at College of Idaho
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

DreamWeaver Theatrical production will be on stage with Yes, Virginia the Musical December 16th and 17th at Jewett Auditorium on the campus of College of Idaho. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER at NJPAC 12/17 with Special Guest Kurtis Blow
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 7, 2016

'The Hip Hop Nutcracker,' a contemporary dance spectacle will be on the NJPAC stage on Saturday, December 17th at 3:00. (more...)

BWW Interview- Charlie Frye (aka 'The Eccentric') Talks Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 6, 2016

Today, THE ILLUSIONISTS' Charlie Frye speaks exclusively with BWW and explains why he takes his art seriously, but never takes himself seriously! (more...)

Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from The Streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on. (more...)

Carla Hall & More to Judge New Centric Competition Series QUEEN BOSS, Premiering 1/14
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Over 500,000 new businesses start up each month in the United States, and African-American women represent the fasting-growing group of entrepreneurs. (more...)

CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Irish Rep to Present the cell's Production of CRACKSKULL ROW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre will present the cell's (Nancy Manocherian, Founding Artistic Director and Kira Simring, Artistic Director) production of CRACKSKULL ROW, by Honor Molloy. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Adorable Child Star Jacob Tremblay Guests on BILLY ON THE STREET
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, it's BILLY ON THE STREET's  first time hitting the streets with a child star! (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

CAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance on Wednesday afternoon, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Beef & Boards' 2017 Season to Feature Four Shows New to Its Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

There's more to be seen in 2017 as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents four new shows to its stage for its 44th Season. Plus, a musical theatre classic returns after 20 years, two beloved stories are revisited, and the year is capped off with the silver anniversary of Beef & Boards' own holiday production. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY, THE MUSICAL Company Toasts to One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrated one year of performances at The Westside Theatre with a champagne toast onstage, last night, April 4. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

CAGNEY Marks One Year Off-Broadway This Week; Broadway Run in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will celebrate one year of performances at The Westside Theatre on Tuesday, April 4. (more...)

Universal Studios Hollywood is Headquarters for Blockbuster Movie THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk become headquarters for Universal Pictures' blockbuster new movie THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, inviting fans to see the No. 1 film in the world at the all-new Universal Cinema (more...)

Kate Chadwick & Josh Freilich's EXCUSE ME! Song Cycle Set for The Playroom Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

NYSP Presents, in conjunction with the University of California, Irvine, will commence performances of EXCUSE ME! on Saturday, April 22, and Monday, April 24, at The Playroom Theatre. Lex Leigh serves as Music Director. Myrona DeLaney directs. (more...)

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