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Based on the play by Dion Boucicault

50th Anniversary of International LITERACY DAY Brings Together Global Stars to Raise Awareness
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

To celebrate the 50 th anniversary of International Literacy Day, 26 of the world's most high profile personalities from film, music, politics and the arts, have joined forces to raise awareness for literacy with one common goal in mind: by 2030, no child will be born at risk of poor literacy. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award nominated musical, 'West Side Story,' Oct. 7-30, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online, 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...)

Photo Coverage: BLUE MAN GROUP 25th-Anniversary World Tour Continues in Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 18, 2016

Part of its 25th-anniversary world tour, BLUE MAN GROUP, the world famous trio of bald, blue-skinned, and tight-lipped performing artists, brings on the fun at the Theater at Solaire now through Sunday, September 25. The tour premiered in Singapore last March and has already made stops in New Zealand and Macau. (more...)

BWW Interview: Betty Buckley at NJPAC
by Sean Quinn - Sep 15, 2016

Betty Buckley comes to NJPAC on Sept. 17. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BLUE MAN GROUP Finally Arrives in Manila Along With Odd Musical Instruments, Inflatable Balloons
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 12, 2016

Together with telecom giant Globe Telecom, Blue Man Productions Ltd., Lunchbox Productions Ltd., and Concertus Manila bring BLUE MAN GROUP to Manila. (more...)

Huntington Sets Special Events for SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Sunday in the Park with George, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. (more...)

Rooftop Films Announces Lineup for 20th Annual Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

When Rooftop Films began 20 summers ago on the roof of a tenement building in the Lower East Side it was a single evening of short films. 19 years later the organization has grown tremendously- hosting over 50 extraordinary events every summer, with live music and after-parties all across NYC- but they still strive to champion emerging in the short film community, and still believe that the medium is ripe for experimentation and opportunity. This season, Rooftop Films will present over 130 short films in over 13 programs, each curated with complementary and riveting themes. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Amazing Kreskin Visits, Gushes Over CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Amazing Kreskin attended last evening's performance of Cagney off-Broadway and stopped backstage to visit with the company. Scroll down for his heartfelt note of praise following the show and a picture of him with the cast! (more...)

BWW Interview: MARA DAVI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 4, 2016

Mara Davi to appear at the Long Wharf Theatre's play, My Paris by Alfred Uhry. (more...)

Kitty Genovese: The Murder That Shocked New York Set for Tonight's MetroFocus on THIRTEEN
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

The award-winning series MetroFocus premieres new episodes in the New York and tri-state region weeknights at 5 p.m. on WLIW21, 5:30 p.m. on NJTV and 6 p.m. on THIRTEEN. All episodes are available at following the broadcast. (more...)

Bravo Debuts New Series BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Bravo Media is bringing the thrill of the high seas to The Streets of New York City and across digital platforms in celebration of BELOW DECK MEDITERRANEAN premiering tonight, May 3 at 9pm ET/PT. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 6/3/2016 - 6/3/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 6/3/2016 - 6/3/2016! (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP To Make First-Ever Performance in Manila, 9/14-25
by BWW Staff - May 15, 2016

A show that has captivated more than 35 million audiences worldwide, across 15 countries, finally comes to Manila in a color that made its main performers the most recognizable bald trio on stage: BLUE! BLUE MAN GROUP, a performance art company that won numerous accolades including an Obie Award, a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, and a Grammy nomination for its debut album, "Audio," will surely give its first-ever predominantly Filipino audiences a great time enjoying its unique and percussion-filled non-verbal entertainment. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

While he was in a federal prison, author J.T. James wonders how, in spite of his efforts to remove himself from the cycle of abject poverty throughout his childhood to a level in the corporate world that is achieved by only a few, he still ended up with a tragic circumstance and returned to a life of near destitution. To make sense of it all, he had to reflect on the life he had led. This, in turn, prompted him to write his story in 'Strong at the Broken Places' (published by Xlibris). (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Appear in Celebrate Israel Parade This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

New this year, cast members from the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof will ride a specially designed float up Fifth Avenue, singing some of the most recognizable songs from the musical and performing live for the TV audience from the Grand Stand area. (more...)

Scoop: LIMITLESS on CBS - Tuesday, April 19, 2016
by TV Scoop - Mar 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on LIMITLESS, airing on CBS on Tuesday, April 19, 2016! (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces the 98th Season - ROCK OF AGES, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The 98th season of theatre at the Des Moines Community Playhouse is announced! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Host Reading of THE LATE CHRISTOPHER BEAN, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

?Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of Sidney Howard's "The Late Christopher Bean," a comedy about paintings left to a family by a deceased artist suddenly skyrocketing in value, on Monday, June 27, at 7 p.m.  The play will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robert Creighton and Company Celebrate 100th Performance of CAGNEY!
by Walter McBride - Jun 30, 2016

Just yesterday, Robert Creighton, star and co-creator of Cagney, and company members celebrated their 100th performance on the stage of the Westside Theater. BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of AVENUE Q Marches in NYC Pride Parade!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

AVENUE Q celebrated NYC pride weekend on Sunday when puppet stars Rod and Lucy took to The Streets of New York City on board the Impulse Group NYC Pride Parade Float. Just 3 days after he renewed his vows with Ricky, Rod took Lucy to enjoy a fun filled day away from the New World Stages, where Avenue Q performs 8 times a week. Check out photos below! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: CAGNEY Celebrates 100th Performance in Yankee Doodle Style.
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

Co-author and star Robert Creighton celebrates with the cast of Off-Broadway's musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

This afternoon, Wednesday, June 29, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 100th performance at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. CAGNEY had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Explains Why The Rio Olympics Are In Total Disarray
by - Jun 29, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, corruption and crime aren't the only things plaguing the Summer Olympics: they're also facing actual plagues (more...)

NYC Pride Guide- All You Need to Know for 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Equality needs you! This weekend, the 2016 NYC Pride festivities kick off, featuring a roster of iconic LGBT events including the March, Rally, PrideFest, Teaze, and Dance on the Pier, along with a variety of other events for LGBT and allied people of all ages.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - A Week in New York Part 1
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - Jun 23, 2016

This past week, I took a visit to New York City. While I was there, I was able to partake in many activities, all centered around the arts. Here is what I did during a part of my week in the Big Apple! (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Charlotte Movizzo, Winner of the 2016 BOBBY G AWARDS
by Guest Blogger: Charlotte Movizzo - Jun 22, 2016

How has my life changed since the night of the Bobby G Awards ceremony? I have had some incredible opportunities. I was invited to sing to perform before the DCPA board, and at the Randy Weeks Memorial Golf Tournament, which raised more than $91,000 for the advancement of musical theatre for Colorado high-school students. Both events showed me what incredible people there are supporting the program, and high-school theatre. Otherwise, I have been very busy practicing and preparing music for New York. Accompanying video and photos:  (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Curtis Salinger, Winner of the 2016 BOBBY G AWARDS
by Guest Blogger: Curtis Salinger - Jun 22, 2016

 How has my life changed since the night of the Bobby G Awards ceremony? My life has been surreal. I still don't believe I won. Walking around town is a mess of congratulations and word has spread through a front-page newspaper story in my hometown of Durango. It's an indescribable feeling when someone you don't know congratulates you on the street for winning this award. It's also been a mad dash preparing material and forms and packing for a theatre camp to then leave right away for New York. (more...)

Chazmere Presents New Video for "Ten" (feat. ScienZe)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The self-produced and self-releasing hip-hop artist Chazmere reminds us what that NYC hustle is all about with his new music video for “Ten,” streaming now on Okayplayer. (more...)

CAGNEY to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 100th performance on Wednesday afternoon, June 29 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs.  Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Planet Connections Film Festival to be Held This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

From a village in India untouched by the footprint of technology, to four would-be private detectives on The Streets of New York, to the political situation in St. Petersburg, Russia, Planet Connections Film Festival offers a globe-spanning journey all without ever leaving your seat.   This year's Film Festival will consist of three separate series, all held on Saturday June 18th. (more...)

CHAZMERE Self-titled Album Now Streaming in Full via Impose
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

While many artists struggle to establish an identity, Baltimore-born and Bronx-bred Chazmere is surfacing invigorated and awakened. (more...)

Tim Harron Pens EL GUERO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Tim Harron, a devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'El Güero': a gripping and potent journey of intrigue, crime and fear with several unexpected moments. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft, Mario Cantone, Len Cariou and More Visit CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

This week, July 17, marks the 117th birthday of Hollywood legend James Cagney. This very same week, CAGNEY, the new hit musical about James Cagney, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theatre, upstairs. Among the stars who've recently come out to celebrate Cagney are Mario Cantone (Laugh Whore, 'Sex & the City'), Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island), Lorna Luft (Guys & Dolls, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Grease 2), and Tony Award winner Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture welcomes creative team members of the three-time Emmy nominated Netflix series Marvel's Daredevil. Casting Director Julie Schubert, Director of Original Programming at Marvel TV Matthew O'Brien, and the Rev. John Cush will serve on the panel in Speak of the Devil: A Conversation on the Hit Netflix Series Daredevil on Friday, July 29th at 7PM at The Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Beauty and The Barber? Susan Egan and Len Cariou Visit CAGNEY
by Michael Dale - Jul 13, 2016

Broadway's original Belle and Sweeney Todd pay visits to see the tough guy in tap shoes. (more...)

CAGNEY The Musical Celebrates James Cagney's Birthday with New Block of Tickets on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Happy Birthday, James Cagney!  This week marks the 117th birthday of James Cagney (he was born on July 17, 1899). Also this week, Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, plays its 117th performance at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves.).  (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Artistic Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain "one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown" (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique to the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. In a 2015 New York Times profile, Wegman says Abrons is "a place for people to succeed or fail or land somewhere in between." (more...)

THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER to Bring Reimagined Classic to the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The Hip Hop Nutcracker, the contemporary re-imagining of the magical ballet returns to the Fox Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Guest Blog: Playwright Elinor Cook On The Hero, The Lone Woman and PILGRIMS
by Guest Blogger: Elinor Cook - Aug 26, 2016

Elinor Cook on her play Pilgrims (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Orlando Shakespeare Theater Presents WEST SIDE STORY COVER BATTLE
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2016

From the Theater that brought you 2014's 'Les Miserables Flash Mob' and 2015's 'Monty Python's SPAMALOT Sing-along,' Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) presents a 'West Side Story Cover Battle!' (more...)

Chris Hanson Named New Host of CRIME WATCH DAILY; New Season Premieres 9/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Emmy(R)-nominated syndicated series CRIME WATCH DAILY will have a new host and a new name when the show premieres its second season on Monday, September 12, 2016, with veteran investigative journalist Chris Hansen joining the show (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald, Laura Osnes, Rory O'Malley Among Stars Supporting Covenant House at Broadway Sleep Out
by Michael Dale - Aug 2, 2016

Over 50 theatre community members are participating in Covenant House's annual Broadway Sleep Out (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Laura Osnes, Stephanie J. Block, Rory O'Malley, Keala Settle Among Stars Sleeping In The Street at Covenant House's Broadway Sleep Out
by Michael Dale - Aug 16, 2016

Eighty members of the Broadway community spent the night sleeping on the street to raise funds for Covenant House. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Heads to the Recording Studio; Cast Album Out This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Broadway Records enters the studio today to record the original New York cast recording of Cagney, which will be released digitally and at the theatre on Friday, September 30, 2016, and in stores on October 14th. (more...)

BWW TV: CAGNEY Cast Transports Bryant Park Back in Time!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 14, 2016

This week's final installment included a performance by the Broadway cast of Cagney, including: Jeremy Benton, Robert Creighton, Danette Holden,Freddie Kimmel, Joel Newsome, Matt Perri, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi. Watch below as they perform highlights from the show! (more...)

Huntington and Coolidge Corner Theatre 'Stage & Screen' Series Starts Sept. 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Stage & Screen, a collaboration between Coolidge Corner Theatre and Huntington Theatre Company that explores the depictions of shared themes in Huntington productions and acclaimed films, announces four upcoming film screenings and post-screening conversations with Huntington artists and experts. Tickets to each screening are $12 ($9 for Coolidge members with member ID and Huntington Theatre Company subscribers with promo code) and may be purchased online at or at the Coolidge box office, located at 290 Harvard Street, Brookline. (more...)

VIDEO: Lupita N'yong'o, John Oliver Among Guests for New Season of BILLY ON THE STREET
by TV News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

To kick off the Billy on the Street panel at TCA, the network announced via video that Aziz Ansari, Jon Hamm, Lupita N'yong'o, John Oliver and Seth Rogen will join pop culture provocateur Billy Eichneras they hit The Streets of New York City (more...)

Photo Coverage: Trekkie Monster Debuts the New AVENUE Q Taxi!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

You might be seeing a little bit more of AVENUE Q on The Streets of New York City- that's because the show will appear on some NYC taxis this spring. Trekkie Monster just celebrated with a ride in his own cap and you can catch photos below! (more...)

Danica Patrick to Drive TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 400 at NASCAR Sprint Cup Race
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Nickelodeon today announced that it is the entitlement sponsor of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Sept. 18, dubbed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400 at Chicagoland Speedway. (more...)

CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Due to popular demand and following the announcement of its three 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, including 'Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical,' a new block of tickets is now on sale through September 25, 2016 for the new hit Off-Broadway musical, CAGNEY with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, at The Westside Theatre -Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). In addition, beginning July 7, 2016, CAGNEY will play Thursday afternoon matinees at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

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