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Teacher, inventor and future science fiction writer H.G. Wells creates a time machine and chases a friend, who turns out to be Jack the Ripper, into the present-day New York City. There, he meets a contemporary woman, Amy, and falls in love.

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016


THRILLER LIVE Announces a New West End Booking Period, a UK Tour - and Opens Tonight in China!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Record-breaking Thriller Live announces a new West End booking period to October 2017; a new Thriller Live tour hopes to have audiences dancing in the aisles across the UK and Europe from January 2017 - and the show opens tonight in the People's Republic of China, chosen as the opening production in a major new resort. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/30; THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 30, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Delaware, Cleveland, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE WAR OF THE ROSES in Delaware, ALL THE WAY at Cleveland Play House, and OCTOBER SKY at The Old Globe,  just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES Goes Big at the Israeli National Theatre Habima
by Ronit Suzan - Sep 29, 2016

With an all-star cast of over 40 actors, a 16-piece live orchestra, groundbreaking visual effects and numerous detailed settings there's no doubt that Habima Theatre has done it again with its exquisite modern revival of Les Miserables, directed by Moshe Kepten. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN's Will Chase Joins ABC's 'Time After Time' as Series Regular
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Will Chase, currently appearing on Broadway as William Shakespeare in SOMETHING ROTTEN, has joined the cast of ABC's new midseason drama Time After Time as a series regular. (more...)

Cast Announced for Light Opera Works JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITSOctober 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Joseph Gulfo Shares THE CARE QUOTIENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Being a great manager and leader really comes down to just one thing-selfless caring. Employees can sense when their manager and leader cares about the right things in the right ways. And, they are more likely to align themselves and genuinely follow your lead, as well as forgive some foibles and mistakes, if they sense that you care enough to do a great job for the business, communicate to them, and foster their development. Countless leadership and management books analyze emotional quotient (EQ) vs. intelligence quotient (IQ) but never has a case been made for caring, until now. (more...)

SLEEP NO MORE's William Popp Will Join Cast of WAITRESS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress announced today that William Popp will make his Broadway debut when he takes over the role of Earl on September 23. (more...)

BWW Blog: Tara Folio - The Faces Behind the Table
by Guest Blogger: Tara Folio - May 6, 2016

Theatre can be such a competitive industry, and at times it feels like you are under constant scrutiny. (more...)

'Flashback Concert Jam' Set for Orleans Arena, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Celebrated musical artists from the 1980s and 1990s will perform some of their greatest radio dance hits at the Orleans Arena for "Flashback Concert Jam," a concert presented by SUNNY 106.5 on May 14. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2016
by - May 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Trailers for ABC's 2016-17 Season Pickups!
by Stage Tube - 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. Check out trailers for the new pickups below! (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...)

Lorretta Henry Grant Pens GIVING UP WAS TOO EASY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Author Lorretta Henry Grant is a purpose-driven person who has always sought to experience life to the fullest. In 'Giving Up Was Too Easy,' (published by Trafford Publishing) she chronicles some of her experiences and details some aspects of her journey in life. Some things are pleasant, others are painful, but all are told with the candidness and honesty that she has come to be known for. (more...)

Christy Carpenter and Becky Hollaway Pen FOURTITUDE 1...2...3...4 CANCERS CHOSE MY SON
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Christy Carpenter and Becky Hollaway have completed their new book 'Fourtitude 1...2...3...4 Cancers Chose My Son' an inspirational and 'Sonsational' book about survival, strength, and fortitude. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Shonda Rhimes' STILL STAR-CROSSED & More New ABC Shows
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

ABC will announce their full programming slate next week, but has shared a first look at trailers for some of the most highly anticipated shows in the line up. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: AMELIA RYAN IS LADY LIBERTY Is Quite A Revealing Experience
by Barry Lenny - Mar 6, 2016

This is the usual high standard show that we have come to expect from Amelia Ryan. (more...)

VIDEOS: David Hirson, Lynn Nottage and Lynn Ahrens Show Their Support For The Drama Book Shop
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2016

After a broken pipe caused water damage and lost inventory, the Broadway community has been coming to the aid of its cherished book shop. (more...)

Regina Taylor, HBO & More to be Honored at Chicago International Television Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival honor the best in television programming and commercials at the 52nd Chicago International Television Awards April 20, 2016. Capping off a newly programmed three-day event of special screenings and panel discussions celebrating the importance and excellence in work being created for television, the annual awards ceremony will pay special tribute to some of the most respected, acclaimed personalities and entities working in television today. Receiving special awards this year are Director, Playwright and Emmy Award-Winning Actor Regina Taylor; Entertainment Reporter Janet Davies; Entertainment Reporter Bill Zwecker; and HBO. The celebratory evening, hosted by WGN's Dan Ponce and Robin Robinson, begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception at Lucky Strike Lounge (322 E. Illinois St.) followed by the Awards Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Lake FX to Welcome National Arts Leaders to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is pleased to announce the second-annual Lake FX Summit + Expo, the Midwest's largest FREE convening of artists and creative entrepreneurs, May 13-15. Following 2015's inaugural event, which drew 10,000 attendees, this year's event will feature nationally-renowned speakers, including: Charles Adler (tech entrepreneur/designer); Nick Cave(sculptor/dancer/performance artist); Graham Elliot (chef/restaurateur/television personality); Rodney Jerkins (producer/composer /musician); Ramsey Lewis (composer/pianist/radio personality); Maria Pinto (fashion designer/artist/entrepreneur); Tanya Saracho (playwright/television writer); Regina Taylor (television and film actress/playwright)-and many others. (more...)

Harold Pinter's THE BIRTHDAY PARTY to Play The Gaiety Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A shabby boarding house in a small English seaside town. An elderly couple take care of a solitary guest, who rarely ventures out. The arrival of two enigmatic strangers seems to offer a welcome distraction from their mundane existence. But when an impromptu, seemingly innocent birthday party abruptly turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse, there are horrifying repercussions. (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR, FINDING DR. RUTH & More Set for Penguin Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, announces its 2016 season, the professional Equity company's 39th at its home in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York, a season filled with current and controversial subject matter. (more...)

Jordin Sparks Signs On for ABC Time-Traveling Pilot TIME AFTER TIME
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Jordin Sparks has joined the cast of ABC's upcoming pilot Time After Time from Kevin Williamson. The role marks the pilot debut for the 'American Idol' champ. (more...)

Diet Doc Offers Sugar Cravers Diet Plans
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Millions of people throughout the country struggle with weight management, trying Time After Time and diet after diet to lose embarrassing and unhealthy excess fat, usually ending up feeling doomed to failure - all because of their love for sugary snacks. With this in mind, Diet Doc developed their Sugar Cravers diet plans, part of a new collection of diet plans, designed to target specific situations. In just four easy steps, people nationwide, many who have given up on ever regaining their health and restoring their figure, have safely, successfully and comfortably reached their ideal weight and are looking and feeling better than ever before. They no longer suffer sugar spikes followed by feeling sluggish and tired, feelings so often accompanied by sugar consumption, as they watch pounds melt from the belly, hips, thighs, underarms and buttocks at an amazing pace. The new Sugar Cravers Diet replaces high carbohydrate, sugary foods with healthy and delicious meal plans, prescription hormone treatments and supplements that suppress the appetite and reduce and, even eliminate, sugar cravings and addictions. By utilizing diet treatments that contain natural, prescription strength hormones, complemented with delicious weight loss shakes and supplements that suppress and control sugary cravings, while also naturally mobilizing stored body fat and quickly flushing it from the system, patients are able to safely and rapidly lose excess weight. Sugar Cravers diet patients report feeling comfortable and satisfied after meals with no uncontrollable urges for sugary snacks and no feelings of sluggishness or other unpleasant side effects. Many patients simply give up on their weight loss journey, becoming frustrated and discouraged if weight loss suddenly stalls. Because Diet Doc follows each patient throughout via scheduled weekly checkup calls, their doctors are able to quickly identify any issues that may be hindering weight loss. This personal, one-on-one connection also enables the doctor to access mood, attitude and comfort level and to modify the Sugar Cravers diet plan to reset the metabolism and thrust fast weight loss back into high gear. Diet Doc has become a nationally recognized, respected and trusted leader in the medical weight loss industry and urges those who have tried to kick their sugar addiction without success to call 888-934-4451 or visit Diet Doc's official website. About the Company: Diet Doc Weight Loss is the nation's leader in medical, weight loss offering a full line of prescription medication, doctor, nurse and nutritional coaching support. For over a decade, Diet Doc has produced a sophisticated, doctor designed weight loss program that addresses each individual specific health need to promote fast, safe and long term weight loss. Diet Doc Contact Information: Providing care across the USA Headquarters: San Diego, CA (888) 934-4451 (more...)

Jason Kravits to Bring OFF THE TOP Back to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

An entire cabaret made up on the spot. Who does that? Actor-writer-musical improviser Jason Kravits - perhaps you've seen him on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Madam Secretary - pulls off this neat trick Time After Time in his hilarious and unpredictable cabaret improv, OFF the TOP, scheduled to return to The Duplex in NYC on April 11th at 7pm. In his musical high-wire act, Jason, assisted by a fearless and agile band, spontaneously creates a character, a life story and an entire evening of original songs, all based on audience suggestions. Showstoppers, character songs, trifles, segues, backstories - Jason makes it all up in real time, off the top of his nimble and slightly demented brain, to the amazement of his audience. (more...)

21 Shows from Warner Bros. Television Group Heading to 2016 Comic-Con
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Never mind the summer heatwave, it's going to be a record-setting summer of different proportions when Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) heats up Comic-Con International: San Diego with 21(!) fan-favorite series. (more...)

ORPHAN BLACK Receives Fifth & Final Season Renewal from BBC America
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

BBC AMERICA announced the renewal of its award-winning original series ORPHAN BLACK for a fifth and final season. (more...)

Warner Bros. Television Group Holds the Keys to the Kingdom at Comic-Con 2016!
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Warner Bros. Television Group's Super Heroes are back at Comic-Con for 2016, but the only question is which one will you take back to your room? Supergirl? The Flash? The Green Arrow? One of the Waverider's crew? A resident of Gotham? Or maybe even H.G. Wells! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The full cast has been announced for STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, with an international company coming together ahead of the first UK staging of the musical, which is to premiere onWednesday 30 November at West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds. (PressNight: Tuesday 6 December at 7.30pm). (more...)

Tech Industry CIO Offers Insights on Metrics for Women in Technology
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016


Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of ICON, a romantic new musical with book by Sebastian Michael and music & lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor.  Paul Stancato directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes Colin Anderson*, Leslie Becker*, Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*, and Sam Simahk*.  With a seven piece orchestra, ICON is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  *Member, Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Balqees Fathi Named Planet 50-50 Champion for the Arab States Region
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016


BWW Review: CFTA's Remarkable DREAMGIRLS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 27, 2016

Directed with confidence by a young director - Matthew Hayes Hunter, who was a 2013 First Night Most Promising Actor - and performed by an eager and energetic cast (led by a quartet of extraordinary actresses portraying the four Dreams and another First Night MPA [who very nearly steals the entire production right out from under everyone else onstage] in the role of James 'Thunder' Early - CFTA's Dreamgirls delights its audience from the beginning, engaging them with focused performances that come from the heart to inspire and entertain. (more...)

Managing Director Michael G. Murphy to Depart The Old Globe for Buffalo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

The Board of Directors of The Old Globe today announced the departure of Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, who has accepted an appointment as the President and CEO of Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York. (more...)

Ray Wilson's MAKES ME THINK OF HOME Out This Fall; 'Amen To That' Video Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Makes Me Think Of Home, the 6th solo studio album from former Stiltskin and Genesis frontman, Ray Wilson, will be released on 7th October. (more...)

Jana Robbins I'M STILL HERE! One Night Only at Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jana Robbins "I'M STILL HERE!" on Wednesday, September 7, 2016. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Light Opera Works will present LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS, October 7 through 16 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Tom Fall & Jes Release 'Come Back (Torio & Lakeshore Remix)'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Torio and Lakeshore are two of the hottest names on the current Dance music scene thanks to their tasty productions and unique musical approach. Their latest release is a joint remix of Tom Fall & Jes' 'Come Back', on the shelves now (more...)

Light Opera Works Announces Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Light Opera Works' 2016 season continues with MAME (August 20-28), LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS Songs from GYPSY, FUNNY GIRL and more, (October 7-16), and DIE FLEDERMAUS (December 26-January 1, 2017). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 8/19; Signature's JELLY'S LAST JAM, BILLY ELLIOT in Israel and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 19, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Milwaukee, Israel and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, ARCADIA in Milwaukee, and BILLY ELLIOT in Israel, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT Amazes in Israel
by Ronit Suzan - Aug 18, 2016

Israeli productions of musicals are recently getting better with each new show and raising the bar even higher is the most impressive production of Billy Elliot, a musical based on the successful 2000 film under the same title, with music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall. (more...)

I SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

BWW Review: freeFall Theatre's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Is Out of This World Fun
by Peter Nason - Aug 15, 2016

Gilbert and Sullivan meets 80's synth-pop and 'Star Wars' in this brilliant adaptation by Eric Davis and Michael Raabe. (more...)

Torio & Darkmada Re-Touch 'Lullaby'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

After the success of their collaborative remix of Manufactured Superstars monster track 'Party All The Time', Torio and Darkmada have returned to the studio to produce their stunning take on Bassanova's latest release 'Lullaby', which features the infectious vocals of Lux. (more...)

SECOND CHANCE PROM Set for Orleans Arena, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Celebrated musical artists from the 1980s and 1990s will perform some of their greatest radio dance hits at the Orleans Arena for "Second Chance Prom," a concert presented by SUNNY 106.5 on May 14.    (more...)

Judy Kuhn's 'Just In Time' Album Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

 Four time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn's debut solo album, Just in Time: Judy Kuhn Sings Jule Styne, is now available digitally for the first time.  The album, originally released in 1995 and featuring some of the most beloved songs from Jule Styne, the composer of classic musicals like Gypsy and Funny Girl, can now be downloaded on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and more. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Shakes With Hilarity
by Herbert Paine - Apr 1, 2016

Southwest Shakespeare Company's TWELFTH NIGHT, directed by David Vining, is a skillfully and smartly constructed and masterfully played production with scene pictures and performances that will linger well after the lights dim. (more...)

USA Orders Additional Episodes of CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Driven by ratings success, usa network has ordered eight additional episodes of the original hit reality series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST, bringing the season four total to 20 episodes. Currently underway, part one of the fourth season airs Tuesdays at 10/9c, with the back eight episodes set to premiere this fall. (more...)

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