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Stage Left Theatre's 34th Season to Feature THE FIRESTORM, MUTT & MoreStage Left Theatre's 34th Season to Feature THE FIRESTORM, MUTT & More
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Stage Left Theatre is pleased to announce the programming for its 34th season, which will feature three regional premieres. (more...)

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's BY THE SEA to Hit Theaters This FallAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's BY THE SEA to Hit Theaters This Fall
by Movies News Desk - May 7, 2015

Deadline reports that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's BY THE SEA will hit theaters on November 13, 2015 by Universal Pictures. The drama, which Jolie wrote and will direct, marks THE FIRST TIME the pair have starred together since 2005's MR. AND MRS. SMITH. (more...)

INVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 SeasonINVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Second Stage Theatre has announced two New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 37th season.  The season will kick off in fall 2015 with the New York Premiere production of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical, INVISIBLE THREAD (previously titled Witness Uganda), in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin).  The season will continue in early 2016 with the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly) critically acclaimed play, SMART PEOPLE, directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly). Two additional productions remain to be announced.  (more...)

GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens In New 'I Never Want To Go Home Again' VideoGIGI's Vanessa Hudgens In New 'I Never Want To Go Home Again' Video
by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2015

Preview GIGI in all her recorded glory! (more...)

The UUA Bookstore Presents MILES OF DREAM by Vanessa Rush SouthernThe UUA Bookstore Presents MILES OF DREAM by Vanessa Rush Southern
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Southern says that everything she knows deep in her bones she knows by stories, and then she shares her own life stories and reflects on them with us. She's wise and graceful and funny, and will get you thinking about your own stories.-Rev. Christine Robinson, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque     (more...)

Interview with Lindsay Mendez, Carra Patterson and Sas GoldbergInterview with Lindsay Mendez, Carra Patterson and Sas Goldberg
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 22, 2015

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VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Re-Enacts 'High School Musical' on Bravo!VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Re-Enacts 'High School Musical' on Bravo!
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2015

GIGI star Vanessa Hudgens stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and joined host Andy Cohen and fellow guest Kellan Lutz in Clubhouse Playhouse's re-enactment of 'High School Musical 2.' (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-  IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh GrisettiTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti
by BWW Staff - May 22, 2015

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Josh Grisetti, who stars as 'Marty Kaufman' in It Shouda Been You, currently playing at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (more...)

2015 Broadway Cast Recording For GIGI Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Streaming In Full2015 Broadway Cast Recording For GIGI Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Streaming In Full
by Pat Cerasaro - May 21, 2015

Preview GIGI in all her recorded glory! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Pint-Sized Critic Iain Armitage Chats with GIGI's Vanessa HudgensSTAGE TUBE: Pint-Sized Critic Iain Armitage Chats with GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

Everyone's favorite pint-sized theatre critic Iain Armitage stopped by after a performance of Broadway's GIGI to interview leading lady Vanessa Hudgens. Click below to see what she had to say!  (more...)

DISENCHANTED to Celebrate Broadway with 'The Tiara Awards'DISENCHANTED to Celebrate Broadway with 'The Tiara Awards'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Hear ye, hear ye! In honor of National Tiara Day this Sunday, May 24, the Off-Broadway hit comedy Disenchanted! announces the first ever Tiara Awards. Not your (Fairy God) mother's awards - 'The Tiaras' (#TheTiaras) are granted to the most enchanting ingenues, spellbinding performers, wicked scoundrels and perfect Prince Charmings of the Great White Way. (more...)

Russian Petrol Retailer EKA Launches Contactless EMV Cards From GemaltoRussian Petrol Retailer EKA Launches Contactless EMV Cards From Gemalto
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

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Roundabout's SIGNIFICANT OTHER, from BAD JEWS Playwright, Starts TonightRoundabout's SIGNIFICANT OTHER, from BAD JEWS Playwright, Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that the upcoming world premiere, Off-Broadway production of Joshua Harmon's Significant Other, directed by Trip Cullman, will feature Barbara Barrie (Helene), John Behlmann (Will/Conrad/Tony), Sas Goldberg (Kiki), Gideon Glick (Jordan), Lindsay Mendez (Laura), Carra Patterson (Vanessa) and Luke Smith (Gideon/Evan/Roger). (more...)

Roundabout Cancels Tonight's First Performance of SIGNIFICANT OTHERRoundabout Cancels Tonight's First Performance of SIGNIFICANT OTHER
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Tonight's first preview performance of Roundabout Theatre Company's Significant Other has been cancelled due to a cast member becoming ill during technical rehearsals, BroadwayWorld has learned. Previews are now slated to begin tomorrow, Friday, May 22. (more...)

Find Out Which 2015 Tony-Nominated Shows - And Those Not Nominated - Will Take the Stage at This Year's Awards!Find Out Which 2015 Tony-Nominated Shows - And Those Not Nominated - Will Take the Stage at This Year's Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Tony Awards have announced a portion of the line-up of performances for the 69th Annual Tony Awards. The 2015 Tony Awards will broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 7th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay) and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

First Performers Announced for 69th Annual TONY AWARDSFirst Performers Announced for 69th Annual TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

The first group of performers have been announced for THE 69TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS, airing live on Sunday, June 7 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

ALADDIN'S James Monroe Iglehart Will Co-Host ABC's BROADWAY BACKSTAGE on 5/30ALADDIN'S James Monroe Iglehart Will Co-Host ABC's BROADWAY BACKSTAGE on 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Big-name stars, blockbuster musicals, riveting revivals and brand new dramas: "Broadway Backstage: Spring Preview" gives you a taste of them all.  This half-hour special airs on Saturday, May 30th at 7pm and is hosted by WABC-TV's Reporter/Anchor, Michelle Charlesworth and James Monroe Iglehart, the Genie in Disney's Aladdin, for which he won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.  (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

Philippines-Based BancNet Secures Its Mobile Banking Services With Gemalto's Strong AuthenticationPhilippines-Based BancNet Secures Its Mobile Banking Services With Gemalto's Strong Authentication
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

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THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second StageTHE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Interview with Actor: Gideon GlickInterview with Actor: Gideon Glick
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 18, 2015

Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks with actor Gideon Glick about his role as Jordan inSignificant Other. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places on PENNY DREADFULVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Evil Spirits in Heavenly Places on PENNY DREADFUL
by - May 18, 2015

On the next episode of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL, the history of witches are debated, Vanessa refutes she is being hunted, Ethan meets a stranger. (more...)

13 New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for 2015-16 Season13 New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for 2015-16 Season
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

 “We are extremely proud of the series the studio is producing for ABC and other networks. This TV season is especially exciting as we have increased the number of quality shows over last season,” said Patrick Moran, EVP, ABC Studios. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Vincente Minnelli Shimmers Onstage - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI & THE BAND WAGONFLASH FRIDAY: Vincente Minnelli Shimmers Onstage - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI & THE BAND WAGON
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2015

Today we are celebrating the mainstage musicals based on the films on Vincente Minnelli that have cropped up this season. (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Interview with Director: Trip CullmanInterview with Director: Trip Cullman
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 15, 2015

TED SOD: Will you give us some background information on yourself? (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight's SHINING LIVESPhoto Flash: Northlight's SHINING LIVES
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Northlight Theatre presents SHINING LIVES, now through June 14, 2015. Below, check out photos from Shining Lives: A Musical, opening this weekend at Northlight Theatre. (more...)

Cast Recording For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Available Early On iTunesCast Recording For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Available Early On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2015

Gigi hits the recording studio! (more...)

Calgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) May 2015 Event: SMByyc64 is a Delicious SecretCalgary Social Media Breakfast (SMByyc) May 2015 Event: SMByyc64 is a Delicious Secret
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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New Broadway Cast Recording of GIGI Now Available DigitallyNew Broadway Cast Recording of GIGI Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

DMI Soundtracks has announced the immediate availability on iTunes of the New Broadway Cast Recording for Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy.  The recording was produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti.  The CD is slated for release in June.  (more...)

Todd Dulaney Set to Release New Single, 'The Anthem' with video 5/18Todd Dulaney Set to Release New Single, 'The Anthem' with video 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Nashville, TN (May 14, 2015) – On Monday May 18th, Entertainment One Music artist and songwriter Todd Dulaney will be releasing his latest track, “The Anthem” to radio, as well as launching an accompanying music video and iTunes pre-order for the song. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Patti LuPone is Unrecognizable in PENNY DREADFUL Guest Role!VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Patti LuPone is Unrecognizable in PENNY DREADFUL Guest Role!
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

Two-time Tony Award® winner, Patti LuPone (American Horror Story, Life Goes On, Evita, Gypsy), captivates this week's episode of PENNY DREADFUL in a special guest appearance on Sunday, May 17 at 10PM ET/PT on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Vanessa Kirby in Talks to Join THE AUDIENCE-Based TV Series THE CROWNVanessa Kirby in Talks to Join THE AUDIENCE-Based TV Series THE CROWN
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Vanessa Kirby is in talks to join the Netflix series THE CROWN, based on Peter Morgan's THE AUDIENCE. She would play Princess Margaret for the TV adaptation, helmed by Stephen Daldry. (more...)

Italian Dance Connection New York City Announces 2015 Events, 5/19-23Italian Dance Connection New York City Announces 2015 Events, 5/19-23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

IDaCo (Vanessa Tamburi, Founder & Artistic Director; Enzo Celli, Founder) announced its 2015 platform of programming. The events-ranging from performances to panels to workshops-will showcase extraordinary Italian choreographers and dance companies over five days, May 19th through 23rd, at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York (686 Park Avenue), DANY Studios (305 West 38th Street) and the Sheen Center (18 Bleecker Street). (more...)

South Florida Theatre League Sets Summer Theatre Fest ActivitiesSouth Florida Theatre League Sets Summer Theatre Fest Activities
by Carol Kassie - May 14, 2015

The Theatre League's Summer Theatre Fest has become an integral part of South Florida's cultural landscape, and this year, South Florida audiences will once again have the opportunity to see theatre for free, check out new plays in development by South Florida playwrights, and tell the world what the arts - and theatre - mean to them. The success of last summer's Come Under Our Umbrella program and play reading series indicated to the League that theatre patrons are ready and willing to try new theatrical experiences, and even cross county lines to do it. (more...)

THE TRAINWRECK COMEDY TOUR to Kick Off in Boston Next MonthTHE TRAINWRECK COMEDY TOUR to Kick Off in Boston Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Universal Pictures and CrowdRise today announced the launch of the upcoming 'The Trainwreck Comedy Tour,' presented by Live Nation, a tour of some of the greatest comics of this generation, which kicks off at Boston's The Wilbur on June 14, and concludes in Los Angeles at The Wiltern on June 21. (more...)

Paul Gross and Martha Burns to Lead Bruce Norris' DOMESTICATED in Canadian Premiere, Nov 17-Dec 13Paul Gross and Martha Burns to Lead Bruce Norris' DOMESTICATED in Canadian Premiere, Nov 17-Dec 13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Company Theatre will present the Canadian premiere production of DOMESTICATED, a new play by Pulitzer and Tony award-winning author, Bruce Norris. The play, starring Paula Gross and Martha Burns, will run November 17 - December 13, 2015, directed by Philip Riccio at Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Guest on USA's ROYAL PAINSVanessa Williams to Guest on USA's ROYAL PAINS
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tony Nominee Vanessa Williams will soon head to USA Network's ROYAL PAINS. (more...)

VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Chats Overcoming Her Fear of Heights on 'The Talk'VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Chats Overcoming Her Fear of Heights on 'The Talk'
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens stopped by THE TALK, airing from New York City this week, to chat about her Broadway play 'Gigi.' (more...)

MotorCity Casino Hotel to Welcome Vanessa Williams This FallMotorCity Casino Hotel to Welcome Vanessa Williams This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

MotorCity Casino Hotel will welcome Vanessa Williams Live in Concert at Sound Board on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and MorePhoto Flash: TACT Spring Gala Honors Cynthia Harris with Angela Lansbury, F. Murray Abraham and More
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre celebrated its 22nd Anniversary at its annual Spring Gala last night, May 11th at The University Club (One East 54th Street @ 5th Avenue). The celebratory evening kicked off with a cocktail reception featuring a silent auction and the popular 'Pick-a-Prize' Raffle, followed by dinner and live auction featuring celebrity auctioneer David Silverman. Scroll down for phtoos of honoree Cynthia Harris and more! (more...)

BWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season LaunchBWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season Launch
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2015

The Program Launch for the second half of 2015 shows that the Independent Music Theatre team comprising Luckiest Productions (David Campbell, Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll), Neglected Musicals (Michelle Guthrie), and Neil Gooding Productions, the driving force behind Hayes Theatre Company, have no intention of slowing down are staying true to their vision to provide a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. (more...)

ABC Officially Unveils 2015-16 Primetime Schedule!ABC Officially Unveils 2015-16 Primetime Schedule!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

ABC continues its commitment to great storytelling with the announcement of its 2015-16 slate of programming, including the addition of 10 new series. Paul Lee, president, ABC Entertainment Group, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Coming to Theaters This June!THE AUDIENCE, Starring Helen Mirren, Coming to Theaters This June!
by Movies News Desk - May 12, 2015

Peter Morgan's The Audience, starring Academy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Helen Mirren and directed by Stephen Daldry, along with an exclusive Q&A, comes to select U.S. cinemas on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. local time. (more...)

Azteca America Unveils New 2015-2016 Programming Slate at Upfront PresentationAzteca America Unveils New 2015-2016 Programming Slate at Upfront Presentation
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2015

Azteca America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A.B de Cv., one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language content in the world, announced its 2015-2016 programming line-up at its annual upfront presentation in New York at the Best Buy Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FAIRFIELD Delights and Challenges Beliefs at CPHBWW Reviews: FAIRFIELD Delights and Challenges Beliefs at CPH
by Roy Berko - May 11, 2015

Cleveland Heights School Board member, Eric Coble, has an inside track on understanding the way schools work. In his play, FAIRFIELD, he starts with the premise of an elementary school whose motto is, 'Peace. Love. Respect for all.' And then asks, 'What could possibly go wrong?' (more...)

ABC's LAST MAN STANDING Gets Greenlight for Fifth SeasonABC's LAST MAN STANDING Gets Greenlight for Fifth Season
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2015

ABC has renewed LAST MAN STANDING for a fifth season. The news was shared by series star Tim Allen on Twitter (more...)

Children's Museum of Manhattan to Present FROLIC! This SummerChildren's Museum of Manhattan to Present FROLIC! This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Rock on, kids! The Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) today announced the opening of Frolic! a new interactive rock 'n' roll-themed pop-up play space that offers children ages 0-5 a unique set of music, movement and imaginative play experiences that support social, emotional and physical development. The rockin' fun learning environment at CMOM (212 West 83rd Street), featuring daily programs, workshops and live performances, will run from June 5 through Dec. 31, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Kelly Ripa's Inspiring GLAAD Media Award Acceptance SpeechVIDEO: Watch Kelly Ripa's Inspiring GLAAD Media Award Acceptance Speech
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2015

GLAAD honored actress and Emmy Award-winning talk show host Kelly Ripa at the 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the Waldorf Astoria New York on May 9, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: American Stage in the Park's Lively IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Reviews: American Stage in the Park's Lively IN THE HEIGHTS
by Peter Nason - May 11, 2015

American Stage in the Park celebrates three decades of great outdoor theatre with a lively, lovely production of IN THE HEIGHTS that showcases an amazing cast. It's more than just a show; it's an Experience. (more...)

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