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Des Moines Playhouse Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award nominated musical, 'West Side Story,' Oct. 7-30, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'West Side Story' is sponsored by The Principal Financial Group. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet CAGNEY'S Newest Bob Hope, Jeffry Denman
by Marissa Sblendorio - Oct 31, 2016

CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, just recently welcomed Broadway's Jeffry Denman  to the company.  Denman is best known for starring in the original company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas for which he was nominated for a Fred & Adele Astaire Award. He was Munkustrap in the final cast of Cats (original Broadway production) and was featured in the original company of The Producers which led him to pen the memoir, A Year with The Producers.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 29, 2016
by - Oct 29, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

'WIMPY KID' to Be New Character Balloon at 90th MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

On Thursday, Nov. 24, more than 3.5 million spectators and more than 50 million television viewers will marvel as the newly colorful Greg Heffley takes a tumble down the route for his first chilly flight down The Streets of New York City. (more...)

CLOSED EYES AND PARTED LIPS Set for United Solo This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

A story of PTSD but told like an Ali Wong special, Jacob-Sebastian Phillips's Closed Eyes and Parted Lips is a brave and hilarious account of one man's struggle to navigate his own PTSD as a result of childhood sexual abuse. (more...)

Matt Harnick's MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE: A NEW YORK CITY HOLIDAY TRADITION Book to Commemorate the Annual Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

'Let's have a Parade!' This is the iconic phrase that kicks off the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade each and every year. Since 1924 the spectacle has delighted millions of fans in Herald Square and around the world. Celebrating its 90th march in 2016, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has proudly marked the official start of the holiday season for several generations of fans, and MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE: A NEW YORK CITY HOLIDAY TRADITION is the official commemorative keepsake for this big anniversary. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER Heads to the Fabulous Fox for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, is a holiday mash-up for 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 will kick off its second North American tour on November 17, spanning 23 cities including at stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Lucie Arnaz, Bob Costas and More Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Not even five and half feet tall, James Cagney's oversized talent catapulted him from scrappy Irish kid on The Streets of New York to Hollywood legend on "the top of the world." A Vaudeville hoofer turned actor, Cagney made a splash on Broadway before Hollywood called and made him one of the Silver Screen's most iconic tough guys in legendary films including The Public Enemy, The G Men and White Heat.  But it was his turn as song and dance man George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy that earned him the Academy Award and forever cemented his place as one of America's most beloved movie legends alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart and Fred Astaire. Now his off-Broadway debut is being visited by some of the biggest names in theatre. Check out some shots of the exciting backstage visitors that have been turning up at Cagney the Musical. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The original New York cast recording of Cagney is out digitally, at the theatre, and in stores as of today, October 14th. (more...)

Jeffry Denman Takes First Bows in Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes Broadway's Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers) to the company. Starting tonight, October 14, Denman assumes the roles of Bob Hope (and others) when Jeremy Benton, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave of absence from the production through the year's end. (more...)

CLOSED EYES AND PARTED LIPS Set for United Solo This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

A story of PTSD but told like an Ali Wong special, Jacob-Sebastian Phillips's Closed Eyes and Parted Lips is a brave and hilarious account of one man's struggle to navigate his own PTSD as a result of childhood sexual abuse. (more...)

Dave Heath Exhibition MULTITUDE, SOLITUDE to Open This Month at the Nelson-Atkins
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath will be on view at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art from Nov. 19, 2016-March 19, 2017. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/1/2016 - 11/8/2016
by - Nov 8, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/1/2016 - 11/8/2016. (more...)

The Breathtaking HOLIDAY RIDE Premieres Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The ICONIC 5th Year HOLIDAY RIDE is now on sale at THE RIDE'S new Box Office (584 Eighth Avenue - between 38 and 39 Streets) preparing for a repeat of last Season's ticket-buying frenzy. (more...)

Performers, Marching Bands, Balloons & More Set for Macy's THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

It's that time of year again! On Thursday, November 24th (9 a.m.-noon in all time zones), the 90th MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE will march down The Streets of New York as millions celebrate with family and friends. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing Tonight at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), tonight, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

CAGNEY Sets Holiday Schedule Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Cagney, the new hit Off-Broadway musical, has announced its 2016 holiday schedule. Scroll down for details on Thanksgiving, Christmas/Hannukah and New Year's week! (more...)

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...)

Carlos Ponce & Jessica Carrillo to Host MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE on Telemundo
by TV News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

America's favorite holiday tradition will once again kick-off the season of joy as the 90th Annual MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE returns to TELEMUNDO on Thursday, November 24 (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 Holiday Season at NJPAC - Cinderella, Handel's Messiah, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, Broadway Sings the Muppet Christmas Carol and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Check out the holiday season lineup at NJPAC! (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...)

Universal Orlando Resort Reveals New Details About Hilarious & Thrilling Ride, 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon'
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

In Spring 2017, fans will be immersed in the world of America's No. 1 late-night talk show 'The Tonight Show' in a brand-new attraction 'Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.' (more...)

CATS, HOLIDAY INN, HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Among Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Performance Lineup
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

On Thursday, Nov. 24, (9 a.m.-noon in all time zones), the 90th MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE will march down The Streets of New York as millions celebrate with family and friends. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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