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205 West 46th St.

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based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Itís got rock. Itís got gospel. Itís got soul. And oh my, the dancing! In a dream collaboration, Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the cityís oldest continuously operating dance company, fill the Wyly Theatre with dancing, singing and laughter for the dazzling musical that won seven Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1975. Featuring Brierley Resident Acting Company members Liz Mikel and Hassan El-Amin, this eye-popping, high-energy family hit starts with a tornado and keeps lifting from there, as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion ďEase on Down the RoadĒ and ultimately learn thereís no place like home.


Timbaland to Develop 'Opera Noir' Album into Hip-Hop Musical Event for TelevisionTimbaland to Develop 'Opera Noir' Album into Hip-Hop Musical Event for Television
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Timbaland has inked a deal with Leftfield Pictures to develop his forthcoming album 'Opera Noir' into a TV musical.   (more...)

Dances For A Variable Population Presents to Offer Public Performances of THE PHOENIX PROJECTDances For A Variable Population Presents to Offer Public Performances of THE PHOENIX PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Celebrating dance and the beauty of age, Dances For a Variable Population (DVP), will present three performances of The Phoenix Project, a citywide public dance project that empowers older adults and reevaluates the aesthetics of aging. (more...)

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TONY AWARD Nominations Announced LIVE Tomorrow; Nikki M. James to Replace Patina MillerTONY AWARD Nominations Announced LIVE Tomorrow; Nikki M. James to Replace Patina Miller
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Each spring the entire Broadway community gets ready for the biggest announcement of the year: which shows and artists will receive nominations for the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards¬ģ. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ebony Jo-Ann Reprises Nuttin' But the Blues and Celebrates Debut CD at Sugar Bar This AprilPhoto Flash: Ebony Jo-Ann Reprises Nuttin' But the Blues and Celebrates Debut CD at Sugar Bar This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, Film and television actress and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams & Kenny LeonBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams & Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On Thursday, April 14 (7pm), join us for a very special Q&A with Shanice Williams and Director Kenny Leon of The Wiz Live!, moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'. The event will take place at The New School - University Center (UL 105) 63 Fifth Avenue. (more...)

The Classical Theatre of Harlem Sets 2016 SeasonThe Classical Theatre of Harlem Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director), will open its spring season with their 2nd Annual Spring Fundraiser, April 11, 2016. An intimate evening of music featuring the breathtaking vocals of Mykal Kilgore, most recently seen at CTH as Benny Raindrop in The Classical Theatre of Harlem's original musical, The First Noel at The Apollo Theater, and NBC's The Wiz Live. The Classical Theatre of Harlem's 2016 season is rounded out with its yearly free Uptown Shakespeare in the Park production of Macbeth in the summer, a new production of Fit For the Queen by renowned playwright Betty Shamieh, its ongoing monthly Reading Series, and the Apollo Theater mainstage production of The First Noel.  (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes & More Featured on Frank Wildhorn & Friends Live Album!Jeremy Jordan, Laura Osnes & More Featured on Frank Wildhorn & Friends Live Album!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that Frank Wildhorn and Friends: Bonnie & Clyde and a Whole Lotta Jazz -- Live at 54 BELOW will be released digitally and in stores on June 3, 2016. (more...)

Alan Menken, Robert De Niro & More to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse's Annual GalaAlan Menken, Robert De Niro & More to be Honored at Paper Mill Playhouse's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 6, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band.  (more...)

Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee Host NYU Tisch School of the Arts' 50th Anniversary Gala TonightAlec Baldwin, Spike Lee Host NYU Tisch School of the Arts' 50th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

NYU Tisch School of the Arts fetes its alumni honorees at its 50th Anniversary Gala, 'Celebrating the Past/Creating the Future,' tonight, April 4, 2016, at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The gala event will be hosted by alumni Alec Baldwin ('94) and Spike Lee ('82). (more...)

BWW TV: Tracy Turnblads Everywhere! The Search Begins for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s StarBWW TV: Tracy Turnblads Everywhere! The Search Begins for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Star
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 30, 2016

There are still many parts yet to be cast (or at least announced), including the star of the show, Tracy Turnblad. Hundreds of girls turned up for an open call over the weekend to show Telsey + Company what they could do. Below, hear from some of the ladies and from casting director Bernie Telsey himself! (more...)

JUST IN: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Now Accepting Tracy Turnblad Video Auditions!JUST IN: NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE Now Accepting Tracy Turnblad Video Auditions!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Today it was announced that video auditions will now be accepted for the role. Check out all the details HERE! (more...)

Dances for a Variable Population Presents THE PHOENIX PROJECT, 6/4Dances for a Variable Population Presents THE PHOENIX PROJECT, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

 Celebrating dance and the beauty of age, Dances For a Variable Population (DVP), will present three performances of The Phoenix Project, a citywide public dance project that empowers older adults and reevaluates the aesthetics of aging. This world premiere collaboration will take place in three boroughs-Bronx, Queens and Harlem-over three Saturdays, June 4, 11 and 13. The Phoenix Project will make its Bronx debut at the New York Botanical Garden's award-winning and picturesque Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden on June 4. In the subsequent weekends, the piece will move with excerpts of the full work to Queens at the Queensbridge Riis Senior Center on June 11, and close their performances as part of the Summer on the Hudson Festival at the West Harlem Piers Park on June 18 as part of a Family Day event. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on BroadwaySimply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Breaking News: Martin Short & Derek Hough Join Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Martin Short and Emmy Award-winner Derek Hough have joined the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

BWW Preview:  DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain Benefit Arts for All at 42West on 5/16BWW Preview: DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain Benefit Arts for All at 42West on 5/16
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 27, 2016

Jacob Langfelder, along with two-time TONY and GRAMMY nominated producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. will present a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain, on Monday, May 16th at 8 p.m. at 42West to benefit Arts for All. (more...)

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Lena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Will Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West in MayLena Hall, Robin De Jesus & More Will Pay Tribute to Prince at 42West in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Jacob Langfelder, along with two-time TONY and GRAMMY nominated producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, On The Town, Big Fish, A Night With Janis Joplin), will present a one night only encore performance of DEARLY BELOVED... A Concert Tribute to Purple Rain, on Monday, May 16th at 8 p.m. at 42West (514 West 42nd Street, www.42WestNY.com). (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the WAITRESS Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the WAITRESS Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2016

WAITRESS is officially serving it up on Broadway! Earlier this week, the company of the new musical took their first bows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Charity Angel Dawson with the company! (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Carly Hughes & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON EncoreLilli Cooper, Christine Dwyer, Carly Hughes & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS WHITNEY HOUSTON Encore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

After a sold-out show this month at the Highline Ballroom, the 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series will repeat its performance of Broadway Sings Whitney Houston. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Original HAIRSPRAY Star Matthew Morrison Throws His Hat in the Ring for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Original HAIRSPRAY Star Matthew Morrison Throws His Hat in the Ring for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! is starting to come together! As BroadwayWorld reported just yesterday, Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' This still leaves many roles that have yet to be cast, and we've learned that another original star has his eyes on a new part.  (more...)

Scoop: NBC's HAIRSPRAY to Air from L.A.; Will Feature Multiple Locations, Live AudienceScoop: NBC's HAIRSPRAY to Air from L.A.; Will Feature Multiple Locations, Live Audience
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that production for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! will be the first NBC musical to shoot out in Los Angeles, instead of New York. (more...)

BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!BREAKING: Jennifer Hudson, Harvey Fierstein to Star in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 25, 2016

Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG and Grammy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson and multiple Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein will headline the cast of NBC's 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's next live Broadway musical holiday event following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' (more...)

The Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on BroadwayThe Filling Makes the Pie! Meet the Full Cast of WAITRESS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 24, 2016

Broadway's WAITRESS began performances on Friday, March 25 with a bang, setting a house record for a single performance the Brooks Atkinson Theatre and announcing a new block of tickets on sale through January 1, 2017. WAITRESS opens today, April 24, 2016. Get ready for tonight's opening bows by scrolling down to learn more about the company, plus watching highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hundreds of Tracy Turnblad Hopefuls Attend Open Call for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVEPhoto Flash: Hundreds of Tracy Turnblad Hopefuls Attend Open Call for NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the open call for the role of Tracy Turnblad in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! is being held today, April 24th, from 10am-2pm. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at photos from the event; check them out below! (more...)

Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree Announce Collaboration on CATSPentangle Arts and ArtisTree Announce Collaboration on CATS
by Louisa Brady - Apr 24, 2016

Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree are thrilled to announce the opening of their collaborative stage production of CATS The Musical. The show runs from April 29th to May 8th, 2016, and features local and professional talent. Both organizations are thrilled to offer this rare opportunity to see CATS The Musical in the Upper Valley -- before it returns to Broadway this summer! The music is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the story is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot. CATS ran on Broadway from 1982 to 2000, making it the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

23rd Annual Kenny Awards to be Held in May at Shea's Performing Arts Center23rd Annual Kenny Awards to be Held in May at Shea's Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation present the 23rd Annual Kenny Awards ceremony, an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our area high school youth. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Photo Flash: NBC Releases New Artwork for HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

NBC is assembling an all-star team of Broadway's finest and most talented creatives for its upcoming production of 'Hairspray Live!,' the network's latest stage musical following the phenomenal success of 'The Wiz Live!' The telecast will air Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT. Check out the just released artwork for the show below! (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

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Marty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature JERSEY BOYS' Michael Longoria Next WeekMarty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature JERSEY BOYS' Michael Longoria Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA is in its 4th strong year of residency at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. It's the CATS of NYC nightlife, come see why! There's a brand new live vocal concert every Monday at 11, never a cover charge. This week's cast features Samia Mounts, Brie Cassil and Samantha Duvall. (more...)

BWW Audio Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings from AN AMERICAN VICTORY Album!BWW Audio Exclusive: Ramin Karimloo Sings from AN AMERICAN VICTORY Album!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2016

Broadway Records announced today the official release of An American Victory: A New Musical. The studio cast recording is now available for pre-order at http://www.broadwayrecords.com and Amazon, and will be available on iTunes and other retailers on April 22, 2016. Featuring an all-star cast headlined by Ashley Brown, Adam Jacobs, John Owen-Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Hugh Panaro and Aaron Tveit, this sweeping, epic album features twenty-one songs from the musical written by new composer Louis R. Bucalo. An American Victory is set in 1801, as America experiences brutal attacks on its ships by government sponsored pirates, whose extortion demands have grown to reach twenty percent of the entire government's budget. Based on actual historical events, An American Victory tells the story of an audacious act of defiance against organized terror that forever changes the lives of all those caught in the swirling struggle, and the path of a nation. Below, we are excited to bring you an exclusive track from the album- 'All I Am,' performed by Ramin Karimloo. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/15; HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere in Chicago, LES MIS in Singapore and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/15; HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere in Chicago, LES MIS in Singapore and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 15, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Chicago, Singapore and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include ARCADIA in Boston, Victory Gardens Theater's World Premiere of HILLARY AND CLINTON, and a special feature on LES MIS in Singapore, just to name a few. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and Kenny Leon Q&A with Richard RidgePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and Kenny Leon Q&A with Richard Ridge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Last night, April 14, Shanice Williams and director Kenny Leon of The Wiz LIVE! stopped by for a SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' at the The New School - University Center (UL 105) 63 Fifth Avenue. Scroll down for photos from the discussion! (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS, RAGTIME and More Coming Up at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center This YearIN THE HEIGHTS, RAGTIME and More Coming Up at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center This Year
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center has announced updates to its 2016 schedule. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BROOKLYN CRUSH Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This MayBROOKLYN CRUSH Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that BROOKLYN CRUSH (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on May 20, 2016. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR Digital Lottery Launches This WeekendCirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR Digital Lottery Launches This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Cirque du Soleil Theatrical has just announced its digital lottery policy for Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR, the organization's first musical. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Goes Gold- Listen to the Ultimate, Certified Broadway Playlist!BWW Exclusive: Broadway Goes Gold- Listen to the Ultimate, Certified Broadway Playlist!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, after winning big at this year's GRAMMYs, the cast recording for Broadway's HAMILTON has reached a another huge milestone -- going gold. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & James Monroe Iglehart Will Announce 2016 Drama League Award Nominees; BWW to Livestream!ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & James Monroe Iglehart Will Announce 2016 Drama League Award Nominees; BWW to Livestream!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream at www.broadwayworld.com, and will be hosted by National Life Group, a longstanding Drama League partner and supporter of the arts. Since 1848, National Life has lived its corporate values of do good, be good, and make good by offering financial solutions to those it serves. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th SeasonJen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron At Work on Flint Water Crisis Film for LifetimeCraig Zadan & Neil Meron At Work on Flint Water Crisis Film for Lifetime
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Wiz LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are working on a television film for Lifetime based on the drinking water contamination disaster in Flint, Michigan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danielle Brooks, Ciara Renee & More Honor Whitney Houston at Latest BROADWAY SINGS ShowPhoto Flash: Danielle Brooks, Ciara Renee & More Honor Whitney Houston at Latest BROADWAY SINGS Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The 11th installment of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, Broadway Sings Whitney Houston, in which a cast of 15 Broadway stars sang completely new arrangements of the legendary diva's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations, was held April 10 at Highline Ballroom. Check out photos from the evening below, featuring Danielle Brooks, Ciara Renee and more! (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Announces 2016 Movie Mondays Line-UpSegerstrom Center for the Arts Announces 2016 Movie Mondays Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The weather is warming and summer is just around the corner, which means movie fans can look forward to another summer of Segerstrom Center's FREE Movie Mondays, returning for its tenth season on the Arts Plaza. Movie-goers can look forward to casual evenings full of fun-filled activities, picnic dinners or specialties from popular food trucks and watching five fan-favorite films on consecutive Mondays. (more...)

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the PublicHEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Extends Again at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced an additional one-week extension today for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. (more...)

BWW Review: BE A LION By Rory D. SheriffBWW Review: BE A LION By Rory D. Sheriff
by Vickie Evans - Apr 11, 2016

'Be A Lion', inspired by the Broadway musical and film, 'The Wiz', opens its third season at The Duke Energy Theater, at Spirit Square in Charlotte, NC (more...)

Mark Your Calendar! NBC Will Broadcast HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7Mark Your Calendar! NBC Will Broadcast HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on December 7
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

NBC will have an open casting call for the lead role of Tracy Turnblad in the upcoming holiday special HAIRSPRAY LIVE!. The network has also set an air date for the live broadcast of Wednesday, Dec. 7th! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in AprilSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ebony Jo-Ann Celebrates New CD 'Please Save Your Love for Me' at Sugar Bar in April
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2016

Ebony Jo-Ann, a 'Blackgold' acclaimed Blues vocalist, multiple award winning Broadway, film and television actress, and social activist, is in residence during the month of April at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar, 254 W. 72nd St. in New York, for the first time since 2011, to reprise Nuttin' But the Blues, the Sugar Bar's weekly Blues series, which she co-created with the late Nick Ashford. Check out a preview here! (more...)

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