BWW Fitness News: The Freeman Fitness Center Reopens in Sea Colony, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Baltimore-based Whiting Turner, a global construction company with offices in Salisbury, Md., and Newark, Del., started the renovation project in July 2015. Shortly after Labor Day, the facility closed, and 10 months later, the fitness center is nearly doubled in size and definitely embodies an amenity fitting a premier family beach and tennis resort community. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Max Lisa to Release 'Road to Heaven' 6/3; Single Taylor Swift (Smile) Already Charting
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Fans of country music will want to circle the date of June 3 on their calendar as the singer/songwriter/guitarist Max Lisa will release his studio album that day, titled Road to Heaven. (more...)

2015 Fred Ebb Award Winner MY HEART IS THE DRUM to Receive Presentation Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer, winners of the 2015 Fred Ebb Award, will present an invitation only showcase of their acclaimed work MY HEART IS THE DRUM on Monday, June 6th at 5 PM at the York Theatre (619 Lexington Avenue at East 54th Street, New York City)   (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Broadway Remembers
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - May 31, 2016

Some of the most iconic musicals are inspired by American Heroes. (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - Thoroughly Modern Sutton
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - May 31, 2016

Boston is really the only city where you can be leaving the Boston Symphony Hall after seeing the Boston Pops and be walking alongside Boston Red Sox fans leaving Fenway Park. This past Thursday I had the opportunity to see my Broadway idol, Sutton Foster, with the Boston Pops. (more...)

RING OF FIRE, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE & More Set for WaterTower Theatre's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Main Stage Season.  The 5-show subscription season, planned by Martin, includes four Regional Premieres. Highlights of the season include a Stephen Sondheim classic, a musical Tribute to American music legend Johnny Cash, two plays by leading female playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Karen Zacarias, plus a holiday extra.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique Space
by Gil Kaan - May 31, 2016

In their inaugural collaboration with Clifton's Cafeteria, Creating Arts Studios has produced THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN, a fitting and entertaining Tribute to and for our servicemen and servicewomen during Memorial Weekend. Patterned after a USO show, each member of the troupe played a famous celebrity of the 1940s (save for the vocally gifted Lee Marshall and Jason Cichon as Army Guy Lee and Army Guy Jason). (more...)

BWW Review: PETER MURPHY Strips at Le Poisson Rouge
by Matt Hanson - May 31, 2016

In old England, life revolved around the pub, the brothel, and the stage. At times the bar scene feels like all three. That ambiance is in full color with the Stripped tour, the latest from the raging musical iconoclast Peter Murphy. (more...)

FSLC and Subway Cinema Announce Full Line Up for 15th New York Asian Film Festival
by TV News Desk - May 31, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Subway Cinema announced today the complete lineup for the 15th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), which will take place from June 22 to July 5 at the Film Society (more...)

Cacophony Daniels Returns in Howard Ashman Tribute UNDER THE C
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

On June 10, Cacophony Daniels (Courter Simmons) will return 'Under the 'C',' in a fun and inspirational cabaret Tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.  (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Bette Midler Says 'Hello, Carol!' to Original HELLO, DOLLY! Star Carol Channing
by Michael Dale - May 31, 2016

The new HELLO, DOLLY! star posts a photo of her introduction to the role's creator. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/24/2016 - 5/31/2016
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TheatreState to Bring TRIBUTE ACTS to London
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Everyone wants their dad to be a hero. But what happens when your heroes let you down? Cheryl and Tess of London based theatre company TheatreState have childhood memories that are full of smiling men in suits promising to make life better: Tony Blair winning the 1997 election, Bill Clinton playing the saxophone, Pierce Brosnan saving the world. Their left-wing, suited Dads felt like they were one of these 90s new-men, too. (more...)

RAVE ON: THE BUDDY HOLLY EXPERIENCE Begins at the Omaha Community Playhouse Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Rave On: The Buddy Holly Experience will run the Howard Drew Theatre at the Omaha Community Playhouse June 10-26, 2016. (more...)

Vorschau: SUGAR und deutsche Erstaufführung von SHYLOCK! am Theater Pforzheim
by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2017 des Theater Pforzheim fugt sich in ein großes Jubilaum der Stadt ein - 2017 wird  feiert Pforzheim den 250. Geburtstag der Schmuck- und Uhrenindustrie. Dementsprechend stehen Sinn und Unsinn des Goldrauschs, das Funkeln und die Widerspruchen des Strebens nach Macht und Reichtum auch im Zentrum des Programms. In der Sparte Oper stehen zwei Musicalpremieren auf dem Program, SUGAR basierend auf dem Billy Wilder Film, und die deutsche Erstauffuhrung von SHYLOCK! inspiriert von Der Kaufmann Von Venedig. Aus der letzten Saison wiederaufgenommen werden WEST SIDE STORY und das Tribute TO THE BLUES BROTHERS. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

BWW Review: 2015 MetroStar Champ Minda Larsen Delivers Another Winning Performance With MY SOUTHERN SONG at Metropolitan Room
by Victoria Ordin - May 30, 2016

The fourth time was the charm for Minda Larsen, winner of the 2015 MetroStar Competition: “I have an MFA in opera,” she joked during the debut of her show, My Southern Song, at the Metropolitan Room on May 21, “So it took four tries in six years to win that competition.” The remark is typical of the self-deprecating humor of the versatile singer from Jacksonville, FL, who spent time in Georgia and went to school in South Carolina. Itching all her life to get out of the South, now she longs to get back. Her new show (a four-date run that is her award for winning the MetroStar) captures that longing with love, laughter, and an occasional tear. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

Anthony Kearns to Open National Memorial Day Parade Program
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

World-renowned tenor Anthony Kearns will open the 2016 National Memorial Day Parade Program in Washington, D.C., on Monday, May 30, 2016 at 2 p.m. Eastern., it was announced. (more...)

BWW Interview: Reji Woods, Portrait of an Actor/Cabaret Producer
by Marakay Rogers - May 29, 2016

Reji Woods, a Lancaster area stage and song fixture, has a full plate this summer, with his PORTRAIT OF A LADY series and two summer shows in Philadelphia and Vermont. He talks about producing and performing at the same time. (more...)

Hottest Articles on for 5/22/2016 - 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

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BWW Review: Ballet And Cacti? Yes, Please! Houston Ballet Captivates With Spring Mixed Repertory Program
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - May 28, 2016

BWW Review: Houston Ballet Presents A Riveting Collection Of Dance (more...)

Maureen Taylor Brings Back Critically Praised 2009 Tribute Show to Songwriter Bob Merrill in NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at Metropolitan Room, 7/13 at 7 pm
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2016

In 2009 and 2010, opera singer turned cabaret performer Maureen Taylor staged a cabaret show Tribute to Bob Merrill's music at the Metropolitan Room in New York and critics raved. Six years later, on July 13 at 7 pm, Maureen Taylor will reprise her highly praised show, Taylor Made: Bob Merrill, at the Metropolitan Room in cabaret's hottest monthly series, New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits, produced by Stephen Hanks (with Fr. Jeffrey Hamblin, MD, Associate Producer). Taylor's Musical Director is Matt Castle on piano, with Joe Brent on guitar, mandolin, and violin. Her special guest performer is two-time MAC Award winner Rev. Yolanda (Roger Anthony Yolanda Mapes). (more...)

Gannon, Smith Star in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at ACCC
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2016

Savannah Gannon and Mary Ellen Smith star in Arts Center of Cannon County's Always Patsy Cline, the award-winning play by Nashville's own Ted Swindley, running June 3-18 in Woodbury. (more...)

BWW Fitness News: 23rd Annual 'Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run' Kicks Off, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

CHICAGO, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ More than 4,000 people are expected to participate in the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University's 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors' Celebration Walk & 5K Run in Chicago's Grant Park on Sunday, June 5 - National Cancer Survivors Day. One of the nation's largest cancer survivorship events, the celebration brings cancer survivors, families and friends together with the physicians, scientists and health professionals who support them in a Tribute to cancer survivors and the breakthroughs being made in cancer treatment and research. Participants will have the option of joining a non-competitive walk or a chip-timed 5K along the lakefront. (more...)

Ralph Presley III Release JUST THE TWO OF US
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Six years ago, Ralph received a book entitled 'Just The Two Of Us' from his wife, as a first Father's Day gift. Written by Will Smith and illustrated by Kadir Nelson, this children's book was written using the song lyrics from Will Smith's hit song single 'Just The Two Of Us' in which he used beautifully drawn artistic illustrations to describe each of his song verses. Motivated by such an inspirational work of authorship and artistry, Ralph decided to take one of his musical compositions, written in 2010 as a dedication to the city of New Orleans, and do the same. His book was written as a Tribute to and reflection of his childhood years of growing up in the city of New Orleans. The book was written with the theme 'everything New Orleans' from a true New Orleanian perspective; to be appreciated by true New Orleanians whom still reside in the city and by those that have relocated to other places. This book was written with the intent of being a true memoir of New Orleans of which one generation could pass down to future generations; describing the spirit of New Orleans and the good side of life that so many of us experienced growing up in such a great city; with the hopefulness that someday soon that spirit could return. Ralph Presley III, a native of uptown New Orleans, is a graduate of Jesuit High School and Xavier University of New Orleans where he received a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management. Now an educator in Houston, Texas, Ralph hopes to come home someday. Copies of Can we get back? are available from,, local book stores and other online retailers. There are no scheduled events for Ralph at this time. He is interested in speaking at churches, youth organizations, High schools, etc., for bookings or more information contact Your Time Publishing, LLC 504 606-9462, or (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?The Kennedy Center today announced R&B singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. will replace Michael Buble as the headline talent for its upcoming Spring Gala, How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Due to required vocal cord surgery, Buble has withdrawn from this performance. (more...)

Theater Works 2016 New Works Festival to Pay Tribute to Dan Schay
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

In honor of Theater Works' late Executive Director, the Fourth Annual New Works Festival will be named after Dan Schay. Dan was dedicated to providing new experiences for playwrights, actors and our community through the New Works Festival each year. It is in his honor that tradition is continued by presenting the work of five playwrights and three young playwrights beginning Friday, July 8 in the McMillin Theater of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. The New Works Festival is a platform for artists to launch their new work. Each work will be performed as a staged reading. (more...)

Ria Jones Performs at Birmingham Hippodrome's Gala Dinner, Helping Raise Over £50,000
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

On Saturday 14 May, Birmingham Hippodrome held its sixth successful Gala Dinner on its famous stage for nearly 300 guests.  Over £50,000 was raised for the theatre's award-winning Hippodrome CREATIVE programme of learning, access and free community performance.   (more...)

Pink Talking Fish Set for Fox Theatre, 8/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

PINK TALKING FISH's PRE-PHISH DICKS PARTY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS is set for Fox Theatre on August 31st, 2016. Doors:  8:30 pm | Show:  9:00 pm. Tickets on sale May 27th - $15 Advanced, $17 Day of Show. (more...)

Blue Note Hawaii Sets June Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

For Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists, June begins with one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in recent history, Christopher Cross, followed by a Reggae Meets Jazz series with Monty Alexander Harlem Kingston Express, contemporary jazz instrumentalist group Acoustic Alchemy and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton. June also brings a host of local talent including Adagio, Willie K, Paula Fuga, Darren Benitez, Hotclub of Hulaville, Rolando Sanchez, Little Albert and Jake Shimabukuro. Blue Note Hawaii also continues Gospel Brunch every Sunday with a 1:00 p.m. show time and doors opening at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Ladies and Gentlemen, Remember Jones!'
by Kevin Pollack - May 26, 2016

For those of you who don't know Remember Jones, you should now. The brainchild of Remember Jones comes from New Jersey native (more...)

The MAC Sets 2016 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD) in Glen Ellyn, is pleased to announce the 2016 Lakeside Pavilion Free Outdoor Summer Series. Programming runs July 14-Aug. 26 and includes a Friday evening Pop Music Series, a Thursday evening Jazz Concert Series and Thursday evening Family Movie Series. Parking is always free. (more...)

BWW Review: Ray Charles Protégés Faithfully Honor the Icon's Songbook at Jazz at Lincoln Center
by Alix Cohen - May 26, 2016

Last Saturday night at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center presented a celebration on what would have been Ray Charles' 85th Birthday. The program was led by Musical Director and trumpeter Kenny Rampton (who once toured with the Ray Charles band), and included 10 longtime members of the icon's orchestra, along with the most recent “Rayettes” (backup singers Renee Georges, Katrina Harper, and Angela Workman). “Ray Charles Robinson, the genius of soul, his music was beyond genre,” Rampton told the audience. “Anything Mr. C. did from country to blues to the National Anthem was all Ray Charles . . .' (more...)

PUERTO RICAN MASTERS OF SALSA 2 Set for Lehman Center, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the return of the PUERTO RICAN MASTERS with Director Isidro Infante featuring three legends of salsa: Ismael Rivera Jr., Pedro Brull and Jose Mangual Jr., joined on stage by Hector Tricoche and Viti Ruiz of the new generation of salsa with a special appearance by Yolanda Rivera on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 at 8pm. The Puerto Rican Masters are a select group of the greatest stars of classic and contemporary salsa of the last forty years. The Orchestra, led by Maestro Isidro Infante, is composed of some of the best Puerto Rican musicians resident in New York City. Produced by Lehman Center and Leo Tizol. (more...)

Karen Mason & Lee Roy Reams to Pay Tribute to Jerry Herman at The Iridium, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Karen Mason and Lee Roy Reams will be saluting Jerry Herman on Tuesday May 31st at the Iridium, in a show called 'IT'S TODAY' with Alex Rybeck at the piano. The show is at 8:30. (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Pay Tribute to THE GOLDEN GIRLS, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Harry Pitz, father of Cherry Pitz, suggested to his friend Stanley Zbornak that he look up his daughter when in NYC. Little did Harry know Cherry was in dire need of a co-producer for the June show. Always quick to come up with a scheme to see some fast cash and lovely flesh, Stan messed the whole thing up and called in his ex-wife and her friends to save the day. But can even Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia help Cherry Pitz make the show happen? (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon & Adam Sandler Pay Tribute to The Troops in Honor of Fleet Week
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, in honor of Fleet Week in New York, Jimmy and Adam Sandler performed 'Friends on All Bases' (a parody of 'Friends in Low Places'). (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Honored at John Jay College Educating for Justice Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The annual Educating for Justice gala sponsored by the John Jay College Foundation Board of Trustees raised over $800,000 gross - a record amount - and drew 325 friends and supporters of the College. Proceeds from the gala will support scholarships and programs that help students achieve their academic and career goals. Check out photos below! (more...)

Open Road Films Acquires Animated Feature Film PLAYMOBIL Based on Iconic Toy Brand
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films, today announced the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to the animated feature film PLAYMOBIL (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

VIDEO: Tyler Perry Recalls Playing That Funky Music with Prince
by - May 25, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Tyler Perry talks about receiving his first honorary degree from Tuskegee University and explains how Chris Rock is responsible for his next Madea film. (more...)

Midsummer Night Swing 2016 Kicks Off in June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Three exciting nights of blues, rock 'n' roll, and rhythm and blues, including a special Tribute to late music icon Allen Toussaint, will delight dancers at Midsummer Night Swing, New York's premier summer dance party, when it returns for its 28th season, June 21-July 9. Single tickets and multi-evening passes are now on sale. (more...)

Carol Stein to Perform at Winter Park Playhouse, 6/15-16
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series features the immensely popular and uniquely talented Ms. Carol Stein Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16. Premiering her new solo cabaret entitled, Travels With Carol, she will take you on a musical travel adventure with, as expected, Carol at the piano and microphone! (more...)

Exit 12 Dance Company to Perform Memorial Day Tribute, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Exit 12 Dance Company of New York City will pay Tribute to Memorial Day on Saturday May 28th with a performance of its new work Odyssey aboard The Intrepid Air & Space Museum in New York Harbor. (more...)

Chris Isaak Coming to Pantages Theatre, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Rockabilly singer-songwriter, guitarist and actor CHRIS ISAAK performs with his band Silvertone to Minneapolis for one night only at the Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. The Grammy-nominated Isaak is known for supreme showmanship with his haunting voice, fierce guitar and glittered outfits entertaining fans for decades. Isaak and his band will perform new material from "First comes the Night," his first recording of original songs in six years. (more...)

Judy Garland Tribute Set for Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

A Tribute to Judy Garland will be performed in a cabaret concert on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2 PM in the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. "Judy! Judy! Judy!" will star local singer Loretta Siani with piano accompaniment by Joel Baker. Tickets are $11 cash only, and it is presented by Les Michael's Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

The Barn Players to Present SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Benefit, 6/24-26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Barn Players, Kansas City's largest, oldest and most renowned community theatre, will present a special 61st Anniversary musical benefit fund raiser, with three performances of the outstanding musical "SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM", at the Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway in suburban Mission. The annual benefit raises funds for production expenses, Barn Junior and Barn Kids activities and for operational needs. The Barn Players is a 501-3-c, not-for-profit organization; ticket price of $25.00 is 100% tax deductible. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Announces Upcoming Premier Cabaret Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

MusicalFare Theatre has announced four upcoming events in their Premier Cabaret. (more...)

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