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Photo Flash: Today's the Day! GREASE LIVE Cast Wraps Final Dress RehearsalPhoto Flash: Today's the Day! GREASE LIVE Cast Wraps Final Dress Rehearsal
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

With just less than two hours before the big show, get a behind-the-scenes look at the final rehearsal moments with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen, and the cast of GREASE: LIVE as they finish up their preparation. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

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BWW Exclusive Scoops! 10 More Reasons to Tune Into GREASE: LIVE - Straight from the Studio Audience!BWW Exclusive Scoops! 10 More Reasons to Tune Into GREASE: LIVE - Straight from the Studio Audience!
by Maeve Riley - Jan 31, 2016

We're bringing you and and all things GREASE: LIVE today! Be sure to tune in at 7/6c on FOX! (more...)

VIDEO: Anything Can Happen! Watch Live Backstage Stream of GREASE: LIVEVIDEO: Anything Can Happen! Watch Live Backstage Stream of GREASE: LIVE
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Tonight, FOX's GREASE: LIVE is not only LIVE on your TV but will be going LIVE backstage! Streaming exclusively on Facebook Live (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 31, 2016. (more...)

A Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical RootsA Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical Roots
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Like all theatre fans, we here at BroadwayWorld are excited to the max for Fox's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE tonight. Following in the footsteps of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, PETER PAN LIVE!, and THE WIZ LIVE!, Marc Platt and Thomas Kail have filled their cast with stars of both stage and screen. While not every T-Bird, Pink Lady, and denizen of Rydell High has Broadway credits on their resume, nearly all of them have some sort of theatrical related experience under their belts. (more...)

A Wap Bam Boom! Watch GREASE: LIVE Tonight with BroadwayWorldA Wap Bam Boom! Watch GREASE: LIVE Tonight with BroadwayWorld
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

GREASE is the word, because later tonight (8pm EST) FOX will transport us back to Rydell High with its highly anticipated GREASE: LIVE. There's just hours left to break out your poodle skirt and leather jacket for the broadcast, and we want you to be prepared for all things GREASE before Jessie J sings her opening notes. (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens' Father Passes Away; She'll Perform GREASE in His Honor TonightVanessa Hudgens' Father Passes Away; She'll Perform GREASE in His Honor Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

Ever the trouper, she also said she will perform tonight's show in his honor. (more...)

BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Leave it to the network that reinvented television with AMERICAN IDOL and created SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, one of the most artistically significant shows in recent memory, to figure out the proper balance in merging musical theatre and live television. FOX's GREASE: LIVE learned from three years of live, middling musicals on NBC (the satisfying WIZ LIVE! notwithstanding) and produced the best, most thrilling live TV musical in half a century. (more...)

BWW Live Blog: Head Back to Rydell High with GREASE: LIVEBWW Live Blog: Head Back to Rydell High with GREASE: LIVE
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 31, 2016

Tonight is the night, FOX's first live musical telecast!  The buzz about GREASE: LIVE couldn't be bigger, with a star-studded cast lead by Aaron Tveit and Julianne Hough and direction from HAMILTON director, Thomas Kail, and  DANCING WITH THE STARS vet, Alex Rudzinski. BroadwayWorld has you covered tonight with a live blog of the show! So, if you had to run and pay the delivery guy or aren't home to watch, don't worry, you'll have minute to minute updates so you won't miss out on what the rest of the country is talking about!  (more...)

Photo Flash: They Go Together! Inside GREASE: LIVE Rehearsals with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and MorePhoto Flash: They Go Together! Inside GREASE: LIVE Rehearsals with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

With just over 24 hours before the big day, take a trip onto the soundstage with Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen, and the cast of GREASE as they finish up their preparation. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/30/2016
by - Jan 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/30/2016. (more...)

Rare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This SpringRare Revival of ORPHEUS DESCENDING to Open at St. John's Lutheran Church This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

A rare revival of Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams will run for a limited engagement, April 23-May 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church, one of the oldest buildings in Greenwich Village. Directed by Austin Pendleton, the production features a 16-person cast lead by Irene Glezos, Thomas Beaudoin and Beth Bartley. Williams's modern version of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice opened on Broadway in 1957 and was revived in 1989 in a celebrated production directed by Sir Peter Hall and starring Vanessa Redgrave. It has rarely, if ever, been produced in New York since. (more...)

Scoop: GRANDFATHERED on FOX - Today, February 9, 2016Scoop: GRANDFATHERED on FOX - Today, February 9, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on GRANDFATHERED, airing on FOX on today, February 9, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: SECOND CHANCE on FOX - Wednesday, February 10, 2016Scoop: SECOND CHANCE on FOX - Wednesday, February 10, 2016
by - Feb 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on SECOND CHANCE, airing on FOX on Wednesday, February 10, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: DEADPOOL Shakes Up Superhero Genre with Profane PerfectionBWW Review: DEADPOOL Shakes Up Superhero Genre with Profane Perfection
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

When looking at the history of film, distinct well-worn patterns develop over time; tendencies turn into tropes and conventions become clichés. This has never been truer than in today's Hollywood as reboots and franchises have dominated the calendar for the last two decades, drowning out originality and creativity. However, once every generation or two, a film so exceeds the limitations that an assigned genre has placed on it that it is destined to change the way that we look at cinema forever; THE JAZZ SINGER, CITIZEN KANE, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE GODFATHER, PULP FICTION, and now DEADPOOL. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre's BLACK TIE BROADWAYBWW Review: Towne Centre's BLACK TIE BROADWAY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 6, 2016

Luckily, for audiences of Towne Centre Theatre's 2016 season-opening Black Tie Broadway, an original revue conceived by director/arranger John Ray, they are offered two hours of entertainment given a luxe treatment by a 13-member cast who are having a swell time singing the best of musical theater. Consistent and confident, Ray's cast bring a plethora of showtunes to the stage of the Brentwood theater - some you'll remember from the very first note, others you may be hearing for the first time. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE DVD Now Available for Pre-Order, Out 3/8GREASE: LIVE DVD Now Available for Pre-Order, Out 3/8
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The DVD may be pre-ordered here on Amazon.com for $21.99. The musical is also available in a digital HD version on iTunes for $9.99. Click here to purchase. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross TheatreIN THE HEIGHTS Extends at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?Initially booking for a limited 4 week run, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In The Heights has extended its run at King's Cross Theatre for a third time, now booking for an additional 6 months until Sunday 30 October 2016. Tickets for the new booking period are on sale now. In The Heights returns to London following a critically acclaimed sell-out UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2014. (more...)

Syracuse University Department of Drama to Stage PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens This MonthSyracuse University Department of Drama to Stage PUNK ROCK by Simon Stephens This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Syracuse University's Department of Drama tackles the volatile combination of adolescence and anxiety in Simon Stephens' 2009 play Punk Rock. Directed by Robert Moss, this production from one of Britain's most celebrated contemporary playwrights runs at the Storch Theatre February 19-28, 2016 in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex. Opening night performance is Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Paramount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers WorldwideParamount TV's GREASE: LIVE Tops 17 Million Viewers Worldwide
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Paramount Television's highly-acclaimed, breakthrough hit GREASE: LIVE delivered more than 17 million total viewers worldwide since it originally aired this past Sunday, Jan. 31. (more...)

Satirist Al Yankovic to Voice Title Role in Disney XD's Animated Comedy Series MILO MURPHY'S LAWSatirist Al Yankovic to Voice Title Role in Disney XD's Animated Comedy Series MILO MURPHY'S LAW
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Legendary satirist and Grammy Award-winning recording artist Al Yankovic (professionally known as 'Weird Al') will voice the title role in Disney XD's MILO MURPHY'S LAW (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.  "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham. LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Friday, February 19, 2016Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Friday, February 19, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 4, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAST MAN STANDING, airing on ABC on Friday, February 19, 2016! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Control Room Split Screen Perspective of GREASE LIVE's 'Greased Lightin'VIDEO: Watch Control Room Split Screen Perspective of GREASE LIVE's 'Greased Lightin'
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

In the recently edited video below, watch a split screen perspective of Associate director Carrie Havel working behind the scenes of the showstopping number 'Greased Lightnin'! (more...)

Airline Outlook Report from CellPoint Mobile Stresses a 'Mobile-First' Payments Imperative for Airlines' Revenue Growth in 2016Airline Outlook Report from CellPoint Mobile Stresses a 'Mobile-First' Payments Imperative for Airlines' Revenue Growth in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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GREASE LIVE! se emitirá en España el 11 de febreroGREASE LIVE! se emitirá en España el 11 de febrero
by Felipe Velasco - Feb 3, 2016

GREASE LIVE! es una produccion para television que lleva en vivo a la pequeña pantalla, por primera vez, el exitoso musical GREASE, acercando sus canciones a una nueva generacion. Esta nueva version, que se acaba de estrenar en FOX TV con un enorme exito y superando las cifras de audiencia de otros musicales emitidos con similar formato, se emitira en España el dia 11 de febrero a las 22:00 en Canal +. (more...)

GREASE LIVE! Now Available on Digital HD; Coming to DVD 3/8!GREASE LIVE! Now Available on Digital HD; Coming to DVD 3/8!
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Grease is the word! The landmark, live television production of the beloved musical Grease makes its home entertainment debut with GREASE LIVE! now available on Digital HD and coming to DVD March 8, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Camera Magic Behind GREASE: LIVE!STAGE TUBE: Watch the Camera Magic Behind GREASE: LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Feb 2, 2016

FOX's GREASE: LIVE was an undeniable hit Sunday night, earning rave reviews, 12.2 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the all-important A18-49 demographic. Much of the success had to do not just with the stars in front of the camera, but the many people behind the scenes. Below, watch a video from Associated director Carrie Havel, showing you an inside look at 'Greased Lightnin.' (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Present FROST/NIXONMaltz Jupiter Theatre to Present FROST/NIXON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

In this presidential election year, nothing is more fitting then to look back at one of the nation's most complicated men ever to have served as leader of the free world. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE's Vanessa Hudgens Thanks Her Fans for Their SupportGREASE: LIVE's Vanessa Hudgens Thanks Her Fans for Their Support
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Yesterday, the actress took to Instagram to thank her fans for all the support they have shown over the last few days. (more...)

Lady Gaga & Marlee Matlin to Perform National Anthem at the Super BowlLady Gaga & Marlee Matlin to Perform National Anthem at the Super Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

/LADY GAGA will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl 50 pregame festivities at Levi's Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area on Sunday, February 7, the NFL and CBS announced today. The performance will be televised live on CBS prior to kickoff. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016
by - Feb 2, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/26/2016 - 2/2/2016. (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Official Soundtrack Album Debuts at #5 on iTunes!GREASE: LIVE Official Soundtrack Album Debuts at #5 on iTunes!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Adding to the news that last night's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE was a ratings bonanza, Showbiz 411 reports that the soundtrack to FOX's live musical has debuted at number 5 on iTunes (more...)

FOX Releases Entire Broadcast of GREASE: LIVE - Watch It Now!FOX Releases Entire Broadcast of GREASE: LIVE - Watch It Now!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

In case you missed last night's GREASE: LIVE on FOX or just want to re-live the exciting broadcast, the network has just released the entire show for viewing! (more...)

FOX Pays Tribute to Vanessa Hudgens' Father; Lin-Manuel Miranda 'In Awe' of Her PerformanceFOX Pays Tribute to Vanessa Hudgens' Father; Lin-Manuel Miranda 'In Awe' of Her Performance
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The actress bravely performed her heart out on Sunday night's broadcast (click here to watch her musical performances), and the FOX network paid tribute to her father as the final credits began to roll (more...)

Like Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTVLike Lightning! GREASE: LIVE Brings Record Audience to CTV
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Like greased lightning! CTV's very big January concluded last night with 1.7 million viewers for GREASE: LIVE preliminary overnight data from Numeris reveals, making it the #1 entertainment program Sunday with total viewers and all key demos. The special peaked with 2.37 million viewers, tuning in to Sandy and Danny's dance solo during 'Born To Hand Jive'. (more...)

N'Kenge to Grace the Stage for CLASSIC FM Show with the Naples PhilharmonicN'Kenge to Grace the Stage for CLASSIC FM Show with the Naples Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Naples Philharmonic presents symphony siren and Broadway diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) in their Classic FM - Four Decades of Radio Hits show. (more...)

Scoop: GRANDFATHERED on FOX - Today, February 2, 2016Scoop: GRANDFATHERED on FOX - Today, February 2, 2016
by - Feb 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on GRANDFATHERED, airing on FOX on today, February 2, 2016! (more...)

GREASE: LIVE Executive Producer Marc Platt Reveals the Biggest Challenges of the BroadcastGREASE: LIVE Executive Producer Marc Platt Reveals the Biggest Challenges of the Broadcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

FOX's GREASE:LIVE was an undeniable hit last night, earning rave reviews, 12.2 million viewers and a 4.3 rating in the all-important A18-49 demographic. Executive producer Marc Platt has a lot to be happy about today, and he spoke with the Hollywood Reporter about his big night. (more...)

Scoop: SECOND CHANCE on FOX - Friday, February 5, 2016Scoop: SECOND CHANCE on FOX - Friday, February 5, 2016
by - Feb 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on SECOND CHANCE, airing on FOX on Friday, February 5, 2016! (more...)

BWW Shares Our Favorite Theater Stars' Tweets on GREASE: LIVEBWW Shares Our Favorite Theater Stars' Tweets on GREASE: LIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

As America tuned in by the millions to watch last night's broadcast of FOX's GREASE: LIVE, some of our favorite theater stars took to Twitter to share their thoughts and reactions to the latest interpretation of the musical classic. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All the GREASE: LIVE Memorable Performances Here!VIDEO: Watch All the GREASE: LIVE Memorable Performances Here!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Last night FOX presented a systematic, hydromatic, ultramatic live production of GREASE, and we still can't get enough of it. Check out some of the night's most memorable performances below! (more...)

UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'UPDATE: GREASE: LIVE Officially Beats NBC's 'The Wiz'; Closes In on 'Sound of Music'
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The first ratings are in for FOX's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE and from the initial numbers, it appears that viewership was strong. (more...)

Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!Review Roundup: Tell Me More - Critics Weigh In on GREASE: LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 1, 2016

GREASE: LIVE aired last night Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 on FOX and BWW has the reviews hot off the presses. (more...)

Photo Flash: They Go Together! Cast of GREASE: LIVE Take Their BowsPhoto Flash: They Go Together! Cast of GREASE: LIVE Take Their Bows
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

At the end of last night's GREASE: LIVE on FOX, the talented and hard-working cast took their well-deserved bows during a spectacular outdoor finale. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Amoralists' UTILITY Premiere at RattlestickPhoto Flash: First Look at The Amoralists' UTILITY Premiere at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Amoralists present the world premiere of UTILITY, written by Emily Schwend and directed by Jay Stull. UTILITY runs now through February 20, 2016 in a limited engagement at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, located at 224 Waverly Place between Perry & West 11th Streets in New York City. The production opens tonight, February 1, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: FOX Shares Behind-the-Scenes Pics of GREASE: LIVE Broadcast!Photo Flash: FOX Shares Behind-the-Scenes Pics of GREASE: LIVE Broadcast!
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

FOX has shared a slew of behind-the-scenes photos from last night's live broadcast of GREASE: LIVE. Check them out below! (more...)

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