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Based on the career of Sir Winston Churchill and his activities during World War II.

BWW Review: WICKED Tour Soars Into The Saenger to Uproarious Applause
by Tara Bennett - May 31, 2016

If audience appeal is any indication of a show's worth, WICKED casts a spell that has created a multimillion-dollar treasure to the musical theatre world. (more...)

The Kinsey Sicks Returning to Los Angeles LGBT Center, 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

      The Los Angeles LGBT Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center has announced a one night only appearance of The Kinsey Sicks with their hit show Electile Dysfunction at the Renberg Theatre on Sunday, July 17 at 7pm. America's favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet has been described by the Washington Post as, "uproarious ... brilliant ... and authentically joyful."            (more...)

This Year Penguin Young Readers and the Roald Dahl Literary Estate Celebrate 100 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, the author of beloved stories such as Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The BFG. Two of Roald Dahl's most popular novels, James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, were written while Roald Dahl lived in the U.S. and were inspired by American culture-finding success here first before going on to become global bestsellers. (more...)

Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k Announce More Than $50 Million Raised for Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge is a fundraising program that provides a simple way for race participants to support local causes that have a significant impact on Canadian communities. Participating charities keep 100 per cent of the proceeds raised. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Host Third Year of Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will take its Disney Musicals in Schools program to four recently selected Title I public elementary schools during the 2016 - 2017 school year in the third year of the program. The schools are Las Positas Elementary (La Habra), Riverdale Elementary (Garden Grove), Mattie Lou Maxwell Elementary (Anaheim) and Santiago Elementary (Santa Ana). The 17-week musical theater residency begins in the fall and culminates with a 30-minute Disney KIDS musical to be performed by students at each school site. On March 21, 2017, Segerstrom Center will host a Student Share Celebration, when each school will have the extraordinary opportunity to perform a selection from their show in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall for an audience of fellow students, family members and friends. (more...)

2016 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5K Raises Over $860,000 for Charities
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC - Over 6,500 people took part in the 18th annual Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k on Sunday, June 26. The event raised more than $860,000 and counting for 81 local charities through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This amount is a significant contribution to the $50 million raised nationally in the lifetime of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge since its inception in 2003. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 Album to be Released in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed release of LOST WEST END in 2015, an album highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release"; Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with the release of LOST WEST END 2 on July 29. (more...)

Equinix Awarded 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Award for Data Center Service Provider of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

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Showtime to Premiere New Documentary MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP This Week
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Ahead of the premiere of its highly-anticipated music series ROADIES, SHOWTIME will debut a celebratory documentary, titled MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP, honoring the essential role of roadies on tour. The 35-minute film, directed and executive produced by Sam Jones (Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart) will premiere on Friday, June 24th at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  ROADIES, the new original series from Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe and executive producers Winnie Holzman and J.J. Abrams, will premiere Sunday, June 26th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.   (more...)


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Broadway Dreams Foundation's 2016 Summer Tour GENERAT10N Stops in Atlanta This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), the Atlanta-founded non-profit performing arts training program, is currently celebrating its 10th Anniversary with exciting new programming and expanded international destinations, including Russia and Brazil. The 2016 Summer Tour, GENERAT10N, will visit cities across the U.S. and Canada with a special stop in its home city, June 13 - 18, 2016. (more...)

Showtime Offers Viewers Chance to Sample New Music Series ROADIES Ahead of Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Starting today, SHOWTIME is offering viewers an early opportunity to sample the highly-anticipated music series ROADIES ahead of its linear premiere on Sunday, June 26th (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 11, 2016

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 70th annual Tony Awards, and New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies which will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8/7c on CBS. This Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

TADA! to Present ADVENTURES FROM EZRA JACK KEATS: SKATES and MAGGIE & THE PIRATE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In celebration of the centennial of the birth of trailblazing author, Brooklynite & pioneer in American children's literature, EZRA JACK KEATS (1916-1983), the Drama Desk Award-Winning TADA! Youth Theater will present ADVENTURES FROM EZRA JACK KEATS: SKATES and MAGGIE & THE PIRATE, original Off-Broadway musicals, performed by the talented kids from TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble, for kids of all ages. With book & lyrics by Winnie HOLZMAN & music by DAVID EVANS, SKATES and MAGGIE & THE PIRATE opens on July 9th & runs through August 4th at TADA!  15 West 28th Street.   (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at PPAC on Sale 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Providence's most popular musical, will return to the Providence Performing Arts Center, September 21 - October 8, 2016. In Providence, WICKED is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Celebrate TUCK EVERLASTING Album Release with Cast, Creators at Barnes & Noble 7/14
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 8, 2016

Celebrating the release of the original Broadway Cast Recording of TUCK EVERLASTING, cast members Andrew Keenan Bolger, Michael Park and Michael Wartella join composer Chris Miller, lyricist Nathan Tysen and co-bookwriter Tim Federle for a three-song performance, discussion and signing. *This is a wristbanded event. Priority seating with CD purchase from B&N Upper East. Participants subject to change. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the WICKED Tour Cast
by Marianka Swain - Jul 8, 2016

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released rehearsal pictures of Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Emily Shaw (Nessarose), who lead the UK/International Tour cast. (more...)

Justin Bieber Leads Final Wave of TEEN CHOICE 2016 Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

The final wave of the TEEN CHOICE 2016TM nominations have been announced, with music superstar Justin Bieber leading with five nominations. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com for 7/24/2016 - 7/31/2016
by BWW - Jul 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWBooksWorld.com from 7/24/2016 - 7/31/2016. (more...)

LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS - CD Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Stage Door Records' compilation CD LOST WEST END 2 - LONDON'S FORGOTTEN MUSICALS is released in stores today July 29th. (more...)

KARTEMQUIN AT 50 to Celebrate Docs Exploring Social Justice at Moving Image
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Museum of the Moving Image will present Kartemquin at 50, a major retrospective devoted to the not-for-profit documentary collective Kartemquin Films, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. (more...)

David Spade, John Mellencamp & More to Guest Star on ROADIES on Showtime
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The hits keep coming and so do the guest stars on the first season of the SHOWTIME series ROADIES, which airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre has announced its upcoming season and it's a blockbuster by any measure - packed with Broadway hits, family favorites, special holiday performances, and shows for the younger set. Says M. Kitty Getlik, Kelsey's Artistic Director, 'As the college celebrates its 50th anniversary, we have created a lineup worthy of that milestone.' She notes the major Broadway shows on this year's schedule including 'Miss Saigon,' Lin Manuel-Miranda's 'In the Heights,' 'Billy Elliot, The Musical,' and Disney's 'A Little Mermaid.' Rounding out the schedule are comedies, dance and the Kelsey Kids Series, offering six shows for the younger set. PlayFest 2017, the college's - and the state's - very first new play festival for current and former community college students takes place in March. (more...)

Andra and Morgan Ebert Pen WINNIE THE MINI HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Can we teach our children to be open to new experiences? Horse enthusiasts Andra and Morgan Ebert believe children should be armed with the ability to accept change instead of fearing it. This lesson will help young children to be better equipped to handle life's biggest surprises as they grow and mature. (more...)

Michael Campayno to Make Broadway Debut as 'Fiyero' in WICKED
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Beginning Monday, August 1, MICHAEL CAMPAYNO will assume the role of Fiyero in the Broadway company of WICKED. He will be making his Broadway debut with this production. (more...)

America's Largest Food Truck Festival is Back
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Don't miss what has been hailed as America's largest food truck festival by media outlets across the country. According to festival organizers Mike Gallicchio and Chas Kaplan, 'We are going to top last year with more music and activities for two full days of fun for all ages.' This marks the six year anniversary for this critically acclaimed foodie festival and there is something for everyone from tasty treats to entertainment to activities. (more...)

Breaking News: Stephen Schwartz Reveals WICKED Movie Details, New Songs!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

WICKED composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz made his first appearance at San Diego Comic-Con this year, at CW3PR's 8th Annual Behind the Music Panel, where he announced the first details of the Universal Studios Wicked movie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Miller & Tysen and More Sign TUCK EVERLASTING Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Celebrating the release of the original Broadway Cast Recording of TUCK EVERLASTING, cast members Andrew Keenan Bolger, Michael Parkand Michael Wartella joined composer Chris Miller, lyricist Nathan Tysen and co-bookwriter Tim Federle for a three-song performance, discussion and signing at the Barnes and Noble at 86th & Lexington Ave (150 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028) earlier this month. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: I've Always Had A Dream From The Upcoming LOST WEST END 2 Album
by Edward Baker - Jul 18, 2016

Stage Door Records are pleased to make available a 'first listen' of the complete track 'I've Always Had A Dream' from the forthcoming album 'Lost West End 2'. The song is from the 1977 musical 'Drake's Dream' which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on December 7th 1977 and ran for 82 performances. The track is performed by leading actor / singer (and former lead vocalist of Manfred Mann) Paul Jones. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Revere to Anatevka: The Odyssey of Actress Susan Cella
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 18, 2016

"I haven't specifically counted," the dynamic actress sitting opposite me replies. "Somewhere between 1000-2000 performances, I think. I've done the role with Theodore Bikel and Harvey Fierstein, on both national tours, and in regional and stock houses all over the country." Susan Cella is speaking of her signature portrayal of Golde, the vehicle which has brought her to the latest stop in her artistic journey, Maine State Music Theatre in a new production of the Bock-Harnick musical, Fiddler on the Roof, that opens July 20. (more...)

Enginuity Communications, Inc. Acquires Assets of Pulsecom
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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Dianne Wiest in HAPPY DAYS, Four Shakespeare Plays and More Slated for Theater for a New Audience's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Theatre for a New Audience, Founding Artistic Director Jeffrey Horowitz, announces its 2016-17 season at the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, featuring four productions of Shakespeare alongside major American and European authors. (more...)

Showtime Wraps Production of ROADIES with Star-Studded Music Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Today, SHOWTIME wrapped production on the first season of the freshman music series ROADIES with an impressive roster of musical acts set to appear in the season finale, which will air on Sunday, August 28th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WICKED Tour Cast
by Marianka Swain - Jul 13, 2016

WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is pleased to release the first pictures of Jacqueline Hughes (Elphaba), Carly Anderson (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Steven Pinder (The Wizard and Doctor Dillamond), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Iddon Jones (Boq) and Emily Shaw (Nessarose), who will lead the UK/International Tour cast at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford from 20 July 2016. (more...)

WICKED Tour to Welcome New 'Fiyero' in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston. Just in, the WICKED tour will welcome Jeremy Woodard as Fiyero beginning Tuesday, August 2 at the Hobby Center in Houston.  (more...)

Miners Alley Children's Theatre to Present THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES, 7/23-8/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

The Shoemaker is not very good at making shoes.  Along come a couple of elves and help him to make the best shoes around, but why?  Only one way to find out:  Come see the show and help the Shoemaker find the answer to the mystery of the magnificent shoes! (more...)

WHITE WAVE Dance to Present 2016 DUMBO Dance Festival This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

On Thursday, September 29, 2016, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates the 16th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The WICKED Good Pairing of Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel
by Michael Dale - Aug 5, 2016

In 2003, both of WICKED's leading ladies seemed just one great vehicle away from achieving major Broadway stardom. (more...)

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1. (more...)

BWW Feature: WICKED Touring Cast Visits Local High School in Columbus, Ohio
by Christina Mancuso - Aug 25, 2016

Today, theatre students of Gahanna Lincoln High School in Columbus, Ohio (with Director Cynthia Macioce) had a rare treat when members of the touring company of WICKED visited them to offer an informative talkback on the makings of a touring production. The talkback was open to members of Gahanna Lincoln High School's International Thespian Society, whose Vice President, Camille Mancuso, orchestrated the event based on her previous professional experience on tour and on Broadway. (more...)

Showtime's ROADIES Season Finale, Inspired by Jackson Browne Classic, to Air 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The death of a rock and roll legend brings together music's greatest for an all-star memorial at the famed L.A. Forum in the season finale of ROADIES, airing this Sunday, August 28 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin to Fly Into WICKED Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The WICKED tour has just announced it will welcome Jessica Vosk as Elphaba and Kristen Martin as Nessarose beginning Wednesday, September 7 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend. (more...)

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces Autumn Season of Work by Classic Writers
by Edward Baker - Aug 2, 2016

Comprising works by two luminaries of twentieth century literature, a giant of European Theatre and one of the great English novelists, the season kicks off with Winnie The Pooh creator, A A Milne's 1921 theatrical work The Dover Road, which runs from September 6 to October 1 and is directed by Nichola McAuliffe. The Dover Road, which was first performed in 1921, is a light- hearted comedy set in a mysterious house just off the Dover Road, inhabited by the enigmatic Mr Latimer. Two runaway couples find themselves enjoying the hospitality of a complete stranger, who seems to have an underlying purpose of his own... (more...)

BWW Preview: 2016-2017 Theatre Season Guide - Full of Promise - We Review, You Decide!
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2016

A full and diverse menu of theatrical offerings for young and old and every persuasion is on tap for the 2016-2017 Season in the Phoenix region. It is reflective of the evolution of the performing arts in the Valley of the Sun. Lots ~ old and new, comforting and provocative, comedy and drama ~ for the savvy theatre-goer to see and assess. (more...)

WICKED's Elphie Award Honors Those Who Defy Gravity For Good
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2016

Honorees include a man who volunteers to transport disabled people in Nairobi and a 16-year-old who invented a new way to preserve water in drought-stricken South Africa. (more...)

Samuel French Nabs Rights to Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Samuel French, the world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, has announced their representation for performance rights of the acclaimed musical Tuck Everlasting. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 Seats at the Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Ohio Theatre with performances from August 17-September 4. (more...)

Jermyn Street To Stage Revival of A.A. Milne's THE DOVER ROAD
by Marianka Swain - Aug 10, 2016

In the 60th anniversary year of A.A Milne's death and the 90th anniversary of Winnie-the-Pooh's publication, Close Quarter Productions, in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, today announces a new production of Milne's play THE DOVER ROAD. Nichola McAuliffe directs Stefan Berdnarczyk, Tom Durant-Pritchard, Katrina Gibson, Georgia Maguire, Gareth McLeod, Patrick Ryecart and James Sheldon in the production opening at Jermyn Street Theatre, on Tuesday 6 September running until Saturday 1 October. (more...)

BWW Review: Lost West End 2 Album
by Jenny Ell - Aug 10, 2016

Following the success of the previously released Lost West End comes the aptly named Lost West End 2 - of course! The albums, produced by Stage Door Records, are revisiting forgotten musical numbers from shows that sadly didn't enjoy a long run in London. Lost West End 2 features songs that date back to 1970, then ventures through successive years up until 2008. (more...)

Will Van Dyke & Allison Seidner to Bring A BEER AND A SONG to The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Songwriter Will Van Dyke and cellist Allison Seidner are set to perform an evening of original music entitled 'A Beer And A Song' at The Duplex on Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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