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The Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre presents its wonderfully diverse fall-winter programming schedule during a private open house and reception on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. (more...)

From Backstage to Center-Stage, Tommy Tune's Production Manager, Patrick Rinn, Returns to The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

After receiving degrees in Performing Arts, Choreography and Directing from Emerson College, Patrick Rinn was whisked away to N.Y.C. with Grand Hotel - The Musical as a Production Assistant and found himself working for 10 Time Tony award winner, Tommy Tune as his personal assistant. After taking a brief break from his duties and dabbling in some TV and movie work. (more...)

The Wallis & LADCC Announce New Session of the Students Arts Reporters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

 Continuing its successful partnership, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) announce the second edition of the well-received education program designed for students, ages 12-18, interested in journalism and arts criticism.  (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sondheim's PASSION at Musically Human Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Musically Human Theatre's production of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musicalPassion, according to David Norwood, the company's producing artistic director and director of Passion. (more...)

Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas and More Coming Up This Fall at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for October 3-9, featuring the Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Natalie Douglas, Barbara Carroll, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Billy Lewis Jr. of Fox's Glee Will Star in Off-Broadway Rock Odyssey THE PORTAL at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The New York premiere of THE PORTAL will begin an Off-Broadway open-ended run on October 27, 2016 at the Minetta Lane Theatre. THE PORTAL is a rock odyssey conceived and directed by Luke Comer, with original music composed by Tierro Lee and Luke Comer, starring Billy Lewis Jr. (Mason McCarthy on the Fox series 'Glee'), and choreographed by Jessica Chen. Opening night is set for Sunday, November 13. (more...)

Jeremy Irvine Joins Golden Globe Winners and Oscar Nominees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan in BURIED CHILD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

One of the finest actors of his generation, Jeremy Irvine (Steven Spielberg's War Horse, The Railway Man, Now is Good and forthcoming films Fallen, Billionaire Boys Club, and This Beautiful Fantastic) will make his West End debut in Sam Shepard's Pulitzer & Obie prize winning play, Buried Child. (more...)

Alice Ripley to Open 2016-17 Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Producer Mark Cortale's acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series has announced a return to San Francisco for the 2016/17 season. Kicking off the series this season will be Broadway star Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama Presents NINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From the streets of Venice to the stages of the Syracuse University Department of Drama comes the classic 1982 Broadway musical Nine from September 30 to October 8 in the Archbold Theatre at the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. (more...)

STAR TREK BEYOND Sets a Course on Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD, On Demand & More 11/1
by Movies News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

STAR TREK BEYOND sets a course on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD and On Demand November 1, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The sci-fi adventure will also be available as part of the STAR TREK TRILOGY Blu-ray Collection. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre Presents THE MAN IN THE RING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Based on the true story of six-time world champion boxer Emile Griffith, Man in the Ring charts Emile's humble beginnings in the U.S. Virgin Islands to his infamous match against his archrival Benny "Kid" Paret. When Benny challenges Emile's sexual identity, Griffith responds in the ring and leaves a mark that lingers long after their legendary encounter. Man in the Ring is a story of violence, love, and life under the public eye-and one man's fight to get the world back in his corner. (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Tommy Tune, Stars of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More Set for CTFD's 2016 Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Actors Fund will honor Joe Lanteri / The NYC Dance Alliance, and philanthropists Barbara and Donald Tober at the Career Transition For Dancers (CTFD) 31st Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, September 26 at 6 pm at the New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway). (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents Kevin Black's SWING! SWING! SWING!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Kevin Black's recent hit production, The Soul of Motor City, had audiences on their feet and dancing in the aisles.  The show received a Carbonell recommendation, and was extended numerous times past its originally scheduled closing date.  It's no wonder then, that Stage Door Theatre's Executive Producer Derelle Bunn has asked Black to develop another brand new show for her ever-popular theatre. (more...)

Netflix Announces FULLER HOUSE Season 2 Premiere Date/Debuts New Key Art
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Today, Netflix announced the premiere date for FULLER HOUSE Season 2 which launches globally December 9, 2016 on Netflix, along with the debut of the new key art. (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 8, 2016
by - Sep 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, October 8, 2016! (more...)

Billy Eichner Joins Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!; Original Dynamites to Return!
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

BWW has just learned that funny man Billy Eichner has joined the cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! as Rob Barker, the Baltimore TV newscaster who reports on Tracy Turnblad and her escape from prison in an attempt to integrate the “Corny Collins Show.” (more...)

Molly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and More to Perform at American Theatre Wing's 2016 Gala Honoring Cicely Tyson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The American Theatre Wing is thrilled to announce that Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh will perform its annual Gala on Monday, September 26, 2016 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). (more...)

Scoop: ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING on THE CW - Saturday, October 1, 2016
by - Sep 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, October 1, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS New National Tour Begins at Landmark Theatre in Syracuse
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 20, 2016

JERSEY BOYS, the harmonious hit jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, is touring the country again. The latest national tour of the audience-pleasing Tony Award-winning musical started off last week in Syracuse's historic Landmark Theatre. Local audiences were treated to a stellar production under the superb direction of Des McAnuff. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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The All-New Star Trek Adventure Takes Off on 4K Ultra, Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs November 1, 2016
by Movies News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise returns in “the best action movie of the year” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”).  The “highly entertaining” (David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter) new installment in the iconic franchise, STAR TREK BEYOND sets a course on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD and On Demand November 1, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The sci-fi adventure will also be available as part of the STAR TREK TRILOGY Blu-ray Collection.  The film warp speeds to Digital HD four weeks early on October 4, 2016. (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

Stage and Screen Icon Rita Moreno to Perform in Queens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Rita Moreno's show-stopping performances from the American Songbook and Broadway classics will enthrall audiences at QPAC on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:00pm. (more...)

PROJECT RUNWAY Winner Christian Siriano to Headline South Walton Fashion Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

South Walton Fashion Week (SWFW), taking place October 5th through 8th in venues throughout South Walton, Fla., announces celebrity designer Christian Siriano as a 2016 headliner and emerging designer competition judge. (more...)

Carnival Corp Creates Three Original TV Series for National Networks
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest leisure travel company, today announced it has created three original TV programs that will air on major networks on Saturday mornings beginning October 1. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company to Honor William Finn at 'BSC IN NYC' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will host its annual New York City Benefit, BSC In NYC, on Thursday, October 13, 2016 to celebrate the acclaimed BSC Musical Theatre Lab and honor its co-founder and Artistic Producer William Finn. (more...)

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Set to Play at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), is thrilled to announce the opening of their fifth season in their comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick. The company's 2016-17 season begins with theRhode Island Professional Premiere of the ten-time Tony® Award-winning musical, Billy Elliot: The Musical, which opens in previews on September 28. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway to Honor Tony Nominated Director Leigh Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

This year, The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway will honor Leigh Silverman -- director of MCC's current production of Neil LaBute's All The Ways to Say I Love You starring Judith Light and The New Group's upcoming production of Sweet Charity starring Sutton Foster -- with the Artistic Inspiration Award. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Premieres in Manila, Sept. 23; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

Together with Metrobank Card Corporation, Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group's (ATEG) production of Broadway and West End smash musical JERSEY BOYS will premiere at Meralco Theatre in Pasig City this Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m. JERSEY BOYS is a biographical musical based on the story of the legendary American doo-wop group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. (more...)

Cloud City Presents IN A SEA OF FACES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

IN A SEA OF FACES: A New Folk Opera by Jahn Sood will be presented at Cloud City, an alternative arts space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, 85 N. 1st St, running September 15-22, 2016. The piece is made up of folk songs and movement and is a celebration of oral tradition, family and life near the ocean. (more...)

'Fiddler' Star Joins Cast of TV Land's YOUNGER for Season 3
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Ben Rappaport, currently starring in the Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, has been cast in a recurring role in the third season of TV Land's YOUNGER. (more...)

Ron Carter Big Band, Miss Coco Peru and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 26-October 2, featuring Ron Carter Big Band, Miss Coco Peru, Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, and more! (more...)

BWW Preview: DA TOMMY OSTERIA Hosts Vegetarian Dinner with Green Thumb Farm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The West Village's cozy da Tommy Osteria will go green on September 19th and 20th, when the rustic Italian restaurant will partner with Southampton's organic Green Thumb Farm to present a six-course vegetarian dinner designed by Executive Chef Alfio Longo to be as appealing to carnivores as it is to vegetarians. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company PresentsConor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Quotidian Theatre Company opens its amazing 2017 season with the haunting and darkly funny THE NIGHT ALIVE, by Conor McPherson. The often dark, at times violent, drama about the relationship among five highly imperfect people is also infused with black comedy as these sad souls fumble in the darkness toward the light. The piece is set in a run-down house in Dublin which is now inhabited by Tommy, a fifty-something layabout. He does odd jobs with his friend, Doc, and has a tense relationship with his Uncle Maurice, who owns the house. These men on the margin of society live day to day, barely surviving in the junk and squalor of the bedsit. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

Naomi Wallace's ONE FLEA SPARE Gets 20th Anniversary Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will present the 20th year anniversary production of 'One Flea Spare' by Naomi Wallace, directed by Caitlin McLeod, Off-Broadway October 16 to November 13 at Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street. The production will feature Broadway vets Concetta Tomei, Gordon Joseph Weiss and Remy Zaken. (more...)

BLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

Tickets Now Available for JERSEY BOYS at New Orleans Saenger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. for the returning New Orleans engagement of the Tony®, Grammy® and Oliver Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, JERSEY BOYS will make its Saenger Theatre debut Dec. 13 - 18, 2016, as a show option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Imani Enterprises Presents SHE SAID/ HE SAID
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Imani Enterprises presents the Toronto premiere of She Said/He Said, created and directed by award-winning artist Anne-Marie Woods (aka Amani). She Said/He Said is a play where spoken word, theatre, conflict and comedy join hands for a tragi-comic and complex look at relationships. The female/male rapport is laid bare in this battle of wits with the multi-talented Woods starring as SHE and Dora Mavor Moore Award winner Matthew G Brown as HE. She Said/He Said runs Wednesday, September 14 through Sunday, September 18 (with Media Night September 15) at Native Earth's AKI Studio (inside Daniels Spectrum) in Regent Park. (more...)

Licensing Rights to HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has made available worldwide licensing rights to Broadway's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. (more...)

Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley Will Join JERSEY BOYS Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The producers of the Tony, Grammy & Olivier Award-Winning Best Musical Jersey Boysannounced today that Nicolas Dromard and Drew Seeley will join the Broadway cast in the roles of Tommy DeVito and Bob Gaudio (respectively) beginning Tuesday, September 20th. Richard H. Blake and Quinn VanAntwerp will play their final performances this Sunday, September 18th. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Andy Karl & Orfeh in SONGS FROM THE CRYPT and More Set for October at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2016 schedule, featuring Pharoah Sanders Quartet, Ron Carter Big Band, Eliane Elias, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Jane Monheit, Kurt Elling, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Natalie Douglas, Bryce Pinkham, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore to Open Season with CURTAINS Comedy Murder Mystery
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Players Club of Swarthmore opens its 106th season of spectacular theater with the Kander and Ebb murder mystery musical comedy Curtains, Sept 23 to Oct 8, for ten performances at 614 Fairview Ave. in Swarthmore.  (more...)

WICKED to Hold Day-Of Ticket Lottery at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) with performances from Wednesday, September 21 - Saturday, October 8, 2016. In Providence, WICKED is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: James L. Nederlander and ON YOUR FEET! Cast, Creatives Attend 2016 Great Sports Legends Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, honored an unparalleled group of Hall of Famers, Gold Medalists, World Champions and philanthropists in front of a crowd of over 1,300 supporters tonight at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, raising millions toward spinal cord injury research during the 31st Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner. Scroll down for a photo of honoree James L. Nederlander with Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! stars Ektor Rivera and Ana Villafane and creators Gloria and Emilio Estefan! (more...)

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