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12 STEPS: THE MUSICAL by Elise Maurine Milner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

The funny thing about ADDICTION is, everyone has one! This comedic and heart warming story follows Graham Chili, a country boy from Texas who has just moved to New York City to follow his dreams as a wall street stock broker by day and a cabaret singer by night. Looking to make friends and connect with his new surroundings in the spirit of his hometown 'mega church capital,' and fresh off the bus in Timesquare, he enters a Manhattan Mega church in search of the 'choir practice' room. Instead he erroneously stumbles upon four different 12 step addiction meetings going on in the church basement that divert his attention, inspire his love life, and creates new friends and life realizations! '12 Steps' both entertains and educates also with light parody, both using the popularity and the mystery of the infamous self help program without mockery, but with clever direction and understanding using humor, gentleness, and ingenuity. Come get your 'Higher Power' on! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage Summer Youth Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents the summer youth production of the inspiring and exhilarating 2008 Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, actor-composer-lyricist of Broadway's sensational Hamilton. (more...)

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra & Pops 2016-17 Tickets on Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Single tickets for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops 2016-17 season at the Taft Theatre go on sale Monday, August 1 through the CSO and Pops Box Office at the Taft Theatre (513) 381-3300 and online at cincinnatisymphony.org and cincinnatipops.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: IN THE HEIGHTS at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Stage 2 at White Plains Performing Arts Center is excited to present Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award Winning musical, IN THE HEIGHTS, playing for two weekends only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center July 29-31 and August 5-7. (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL - Full Casting Announced
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...)

TV favourites Paul Nicholls and Jack Ellis Star in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Paul Nicholls (Eastenders), Jack Ellis (Bad Girls) and Ben Onwukwe (London's Burning) will star in the 2016 UK Tour of The Shawshank Redemption. Following its hugely successful launch last year, Bill Kenwright's new production of The Shawshank Redemption embarks on a national tour for 2016 coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Monday 21 until Saturday 26 November. (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2016

The LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line opening July 29 -31 for three performances has been in full tilt rehearsals since last week and BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling was there to talk to the stars and get a sneak peek at what audiences can expect on the legendary Hollywood Bowl's massive stage. (more...)

Just In: THE FLAMINGO KID Musical to Hit Broadway Spring 2018!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Producers Bob Israel and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Garry Marshall's iconic movie THE FLAMINGO KID is being developed as a musical, with sights set on a Spring, 2018 Broadway opening.  (more...)

Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis And Ben Onwukwe To Star In The 2016 UK Tour Of THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION
by Edward Baker - Jul 28, 2016

Paul Nicholls, Jack Ellis and Ben Onwukwe will star in the 2016 UK Tour of The Shawshank Redemption. Following a hugely successful 2015 tour, Bill Kenwright's production, inspired by the classic film and based on the short novel by Stephen King, begins performances 31st August at Theatre Royal Windsor. (more...)

Texas Ballet Theater Welcomes New Executive Director Vanessa Logan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Texas Ballet Theater (TBT), the resident ballet company of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth and AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas, has named Vanessa Logan as its new executive director, effective September 6, Anne T. Bass, chairman of the TBT Board of Governors, announced. (more...)

American Drama STRANGE COUNTRY Continues Through August at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

New Light Theater Project and Access Theater present STRANGE COUNTRY by award-winning playwright Anne Adams. Winner of the New Light New Voices award, it is directed by Jay Stull (Utility, Rantoul and Die). Performances run through August 13 at Access Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak-Peek at Mint Theater's Revival of N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA, Directed by Austin Pendleton
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

The Mint Theater Company brings back a forgotten work from one of England's most popular 1950s playwrights. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kokandy Productions is pleased to celebrate its fifth anniversary with an expanded season featuring four fully produced musicals, including two Chicago premieres and two guest directors. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops - adding fresh voices to Kokandy's "New Works Initiative" and emphasizing the company's commitment to becoming an increasingly relevant part of Chicagoland's musical theater and new work development communities. The new season also marks Kokandy's transition to a not-for-profit organization. (more...)

Broadway Icon Kristin Chenoweth to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth, star of Broadway's original 'Wicked' and Tony-winner for 'You're A Good Man Charlie Brown,' star of TV's 'Glee' and Emmy-winner for 'Pushing Daisies,' will perform solo shows for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard on August 14 at 6pm for one show only, and at Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on August 16 for two shows at 6pm and 8:30pm. (more...)

Broadwaysted Drinks Cabernet in Sippy Cups with PARAMOUR's Ruby Lewis
by Broadwaysted - Jul 26, 2016

Eyes on the center ring for this week's episode of Broadwaysted with The Leading Lady of Cirque du Soleil's PARAMOUR-Ruby Lewis! Ruby pours some cabernet into her show sippy cup and spills about her 10-hour trip to Vegas, her journey with PARAMOUR from inception to Broadway, and her stressful childhood experience warming up for the Petite Miss Dance of America Competition. We play 'Dirty Hands on a Hardbody' and a new game called 'Is that a Cirque Title?' before we have a great round of Lights of Broadway Showcards Against Humanity (with a big shout out to Sydney Lucas!). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman & More in OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY
by Movies News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Below, check out the just-released teaser trailer for OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY, hitting theaters December 9, 2016 from Paramount Pictures. (more...)

Broadway & HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Alum Corbin Bleu Ties the Knot
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

A rep for Corbin Bleu has confirmed to US Weekly that the HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star wed his longtime fiancée Sasha Clements on Saturday, July 23rd. (more...)

BWW Review: Thought-Provoking REDDER BLOOD Premieres at The Hub Theatre
by Barbara Johnson - Jul 25, 2016

The Hub Theatre's REDDER BLOOD, co-produced with the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, is many things: a dysfunctional family drama, a romantic sitcom, and a philosophical exploration. But what it does most successfully is encourage thought-provoking discussion about the vast topics it covers. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Meet the Company of NYMF's MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Richard Ridge - Jul 25, 2016

One of the most eagerly awaited new shows of this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF) is the special event 'Midnight at the Never Get' which will be presented at 42WEST (514 West 42nd Street) for three (3) performances: Thursday, July 28 @ 9pm; Sunday, July 31 @ 9pm; Monday, August 1 @ 8pm. Produced by Michael Chase Gosselin, the musical is conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with musical direction and arrangements by Adam Podd, choreography by Andrew Palermo and directed by Max Friedman. Audiences will be transformed back to 1965 when they enter the venue to the back room of The Never Get.  Featuring a sultry score fashioned after the American Songbook, 'Midnight at The Never Get' imagines two men who never existed at a time that very much did. (more...)

Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Saturday, August 13, 2016
by - Jul 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAST MAN STANDING, airing on ABC on Saturday, August 13, 2016! (more...)

Vanessa Maltese Exhibit Up for Final Week as Artforum Critic's Pick
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Vanessa Maltese has chosen the tondo, a circular panel common during the Renaissance, as the shape for her latest suite of four paintings at the Cooper Cole Gallery. (more...)

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by BWW - Jul 24, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWDanceWorld.com from 7/17/2016 - 7/24/2016. (more...)

Groundbreaking Musical IN THE HEIGHTS Comes to PCPA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Exhilarating dance, to a hip and joyful score, propels the new musical In the Heights, Broadway's Tony winner for Best Musical, which plays in the Marian Theatre August 11 - 20 then under the stars in Solvang August 26 - September 11. (more...)

Fall in Love with the Award Winning Musical, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Winner of six TONY Awards including Best Original Score, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is set to romance Melbourne audiences this year when it opens at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse for 2 weeks only from 28th October. Tickets on sale from Ticketmaster on Thursday 28th July. (more...)

Telemundo Announces Nominees for 2016 PREMIOS TU MUNDO Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TELEMUNDO announced today the nominees for the 2016 PREMIOS TU MUNDO (Your World Awards) to be broadcast live on Thursday, August 25th, at 8PM/7c from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (more...)

American Repertory Ballet's Executive Director Vanessa Logan to Join Texas Ballet Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

American Repertory Ballet and Princeton Ballet School announced today that Vanessa Logan will resign, effective July 29, 2016, as Executive Director. Logan will join Texas Ballet Theater, based in Fort Worth and Dallas, as their new Executive Director. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting, Schedule for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Sarasota Opera – Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

BET Announces 'Unconventional' Coverage of 2016 Republican & Democratic National Conventions
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

BET Networks continues its nationwide efforts to urge viewers to “Vote Your Voice” and inform on the issues that matter most to the African-American community with its upcoming voting campaign and election coverage specials of the 2016 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Original Stars Return for ONWARD VICTORIA: IN CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Last night, a one-night-only concert of the short-lived musical ONWARD VICTORIA was presented at Feinstein's/54 Below. The 1980 musical chronicles the life of the first female candidate for President of the United States, Victoria Woodhull. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Broadway Bootcamp's THE WIZ to Open This Weekend at Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Broadway Bootcamp as part of Manatee Performing Arts Center's Conservatory Program presents The Wiz! (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Thrilling music, exciting new voices, and compelling theater will launch Sarasota Opera into its 58th Season of presenting grand opera on the south Florida gulf coast, the first season in 28 years to not include any operas by Giuseppe Verdi. (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Touring Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

?Full casting is confirmed for hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors, bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to bringing everyone's favourite carnivorous plant to the Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 14 until Saturday 19 November 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour. (more...)

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the cast and artistic staff of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS, September 9 - October 16, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Celebrate ONWARD VICTORIA at Feinstein's/54 Below with #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

To celebrate the life of Victoria Woodhull and promote ONWARD VICTORIA, the team created a hashtag: #34DaysOfVictoriaWoodhull. The first female Presidential candidate was only 34 when she ran for President in 1872. For 34 days, facts from her remarkable life were shared. BroadwayWorld has exclusive access to all 34 below! (more...)

THE GUN SHOW, BABY BOOM and More Continue Inaugural Women in Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

The inaugural Women in Theatre Festival (WiT) has announced its remaining performances. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

42nd Street Touring Company 'Dares To Dance' To Raise Awareness
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 18, 2016

42nd Street Touring Company 'Dares To Dance' To Raise Awareness (more...)

BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Gets Stirring Production in Wimberley
by Frank Benge - Jul 18, 2016

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR started out in 1970 as a rock opera concept album with music by Andrew Lloyd-Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The response to the album was so great that a stage version debuted on Broadway in 1971. Like opera, the musical is sung-through, with no spoken dialogue. Loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the final week of Jesus life, the story begins with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ends with the crucifixion. Unlike the narratives in the Bible, the show focuses on the interpersonal and political struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus. A large portion of the plot centers on Judas, depicting him as a tragic figure who is unhappy with the direction in which Jesus is steering his disciples. The show contains many intentional anachronisms, including slang and ironic allusions to modern life and attitudes. (more...)

Vanessa Stalling Named Artistic Director as Oracle Moves to Larger Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Board of Directors, Staff and Company Members of Oracle Productions are thrilled to announce that Vanessa Stalling has been named Oracle's new Artistic Director. Stalling has been involved with the Chicago theatre community for over a decade, and is the current Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at The Goodman Theatre. (more...)

LOS FABULOSOS ¡BUU!, 19 de julio, Teatro 25 de Mayo
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Estrena en la cartelera teatral infantil Los Fabulosos ¡BUU!, un musical monstruoso, original, lleno de musica, humor y diversion que se presentara en el Teatro 25 de Mayo, con entradas a un precio popular, para que los chicos disfruten junto a toda su familia. (more...)

Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Saturday, July 30, 2016
by - Jul 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAST MAN STANDING, airing on ABC on Saturday, July 30, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Saturday, August 6, 2016
by - Jul 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAST MAN STANDING, airing on ABC on Saturday, August 6, 2016! (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Joins Broadway at Town Hall Concert Series in Provincetown on August 7th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Matthew Morrison has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee." He will make his anticipated concert debut in the critically acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall series, at Provincetown's Town Hall on Sunday, August 7 at 6:30 PM, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Scoop: LAST MAN STANDING on ABC - Saturday, August 6, 2016
by - Jul 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAST MAN STANDING, airing on ABC on Saturday, August 6, 2016! (more...)

Barbara Cook, 54 SINGS HAIR and More Slated for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Women in Theatre Festival Opens at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Project Y Theatre Company will open 2 weeks of new plays by women in New York City as part of the first annual Women in Theatre Festival (WiT), the festival that pushes past the notion of 'Gender Parity' by going 'Beyond Parity' with an entirely women-led lineup. For the inaugural year of the curated festival, there will be a run of new plays and performances by diverse women artists with July dates at  Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street) in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: GREASE LIVE Makes EMMY History - Thomas Kail, Marc Platt, David Korins & William Ivey Long React!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2016

This morning, FOX's live broadcast of GREASE LIVE made history by collecting a total of 10 nominations, the most Emmy nominations ever received for a live musical. (more...)

Nigel Baker's New Show TOP PHOTOGRAPHER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, announced today the launch of a brand new reality web series competition for every type of photographer: TOP PHOTOGRAPHER WITH NIGEL BARKER. Open to all photographers across the nation, from professional shooter to hobbyist to iPhoneographer, five contestants will be hand-picked by Nigel Barker himself to compete in the AdoramaTV original series, where they will be challenged to prove they have not only the skills, but the vision to become the next Top Photographer. (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn Joins Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Judy Kuhn is currently starring in the Tony Award winning Broadway musical 'Fun Home,' for which she was nominated for Tony and Drama League Award Nominations and won the Lucille Lortel Award. On July 29 and 30 at 7:00 pm she joins the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

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