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MCC Theater (New York, NY)
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Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Other Theatre Company Announces Casting for the Return Holiday Hit BARNEY THE ELF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit With a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, music arrangements by Jermaine Hill, original direction by Carin Silkaitis, additional direction and choreography by Tommy Rivera-Vega, music direction by Ali Goodman, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Previews are Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Thursday, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 8 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Additional shows on Tuesday, Dec. 20 and 27, and Wednesday, Dec. 21. No shows on Dec. 24 and 25. Tickets for previews are $20 and for the regular run $25. Tickets are on sale now at theothertheatrecompany.com. (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD for three performances only, December 16, 17 & 18, 2016.  The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre celebrates the fifth anniversary of its creation at the theater where it was born, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at brownpapertickets.com.   (more...)

WINTER RHYTHMS 2016 Launches This Week at Urban Stages with KT Sullivan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Denver Regional Awards Update - Caleb Baze, Colleen Johnson in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Delaware Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN and More Set for Exeter Northcott Theatre's 2017 Spring/Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced its exciting spring/summer 2017 season. (more...)

Candlebox, Stephen Lynch, Josh Ritter & More On-Sale at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces an intimate acoustic duo performance by '90s Seattle rock & roll band Candlebox, comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor Stephen Lynch, contemporary folk artist Josh Ritter andmore. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, December 1, at noon at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)

VIETGONE and SELL/BUY/DATE Enter Final Week of Extended, Acclaimed Engagements at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) critically acclaimed, extended fall productions of Veitgone and Sell/Buy/Date at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street) are both entering their final week of performances.  (more...)

Royal Family Productions Presents a Reading of Keenan Scott II's THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

 Royal Family Productions (Chris Henry, Artistic Director) will present a stage reading of Keenan Scott II's Thoughts of a COLORED MAN on a day when the sun set too early,  directed by Chris Henry  as part of its developmental series.  The reading will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 2pm at the Royal Family Performing Arts Space (145 West 46th Street, 3rd Floor). Tickets are FREE and available to the Public. Limited seating, please RSVP to marybrennanrfp@gmail.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Surprises Jim Caruso's Cast Party Audience
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 29, 2016

Jim Caruso's Cast Party, the wildly popular happening that has brought Broadway glitz and urbane Wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City every Monday night since 2003 was very special Monday night as stage, screen and TV star Michele Lee surprised and wowed the audience which included Michael Feinstein. (more...)

Combined Artform presents The 15th year of THE SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

This year we celebrate the 15th anniversary of everyone's favorite mall elf, Crumpet, in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted to the stage by Joe Mantello.  The very talented Zac Schuman (Avenue Q) and A.J. Roy are back again sharing the iconic role over the course of this limited run. So come see the show that has become the cult classic of the 'anti-holiday tradition' for San Francisco's audiences, come escape the craziness of the holidays With Combined Artform at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

MAGIC AT CONEY in Brooklyn this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Magical Promotions, together With Coney Island USA, presents an afternoon of fun and wonder for the entire family. "Magic at Coney!!!" is a magical variety show highlighting a vast array of magicians; featuring illusionists, escape artists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world. (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns With a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 11/29 - 12/6 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Nov 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 11/29 - 12/6, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Late Night Hosts Take 'Closer Look' at Trump's False Claims & Foreign Policy
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth Meyers took a closer look at Presidential-elect Trump's willingness to make false claims and his shoot-from-the-hip foreign policy approach. (more...)

Naked Girls Reading to Present A VERY NAKED HOLIDAY at the DC Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The holiday season is no reason to turn into a Scrooge. Join us for Naked Girls Readings Presents: A Very Naked Holiday and you'll be filled With so much holiday cheer your wee heart will grow three sizes this year. (more...)

VIDEO: Kate McKinnon Talks New Film 'Office Christmas Party' on LATE NIGHT
by - Dec 6, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Kate McKinnon chatted With Seth about how disgusting "party in one night" movie sets like "Office Christmas Party" get during filming. (more...)

Check Out Monologue Highlights from LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 12/6
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Below check out monologue highlights from last night's broadcast of LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Doctor Strange Helped Benjamin Bratt Score Cool Points with His Son
by - Dec 6, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Benjamin Bratt chatted With Seth about playing hard to get With his 11-year-old son by using his starring role in "Doctor Strange" to win him over. (more...)

BWW Review: Jane Austen Fans Embrace an Enchanting New MISS BENNET
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 6, 2016

It's the holidays at Pemberley. One might expect lavish decorations, ornate rooms, and a ball to be had any day now. But it's not the eclectic library or drawing room (more Longbourn than Pemberley in style) that stands out in Marin Theatre Company's latest production - although the tree does receive a few pleasant jabs throughout. Playwrights Laura Gunderson and Margot Melcon treat us to a family Christmas in which the Bennet sisters continue to meddle, prattle and all together steal our hearts. (more...)

BWW Interview: THE LION IN WINTER's Michael Hanna
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 6, 2016

Michael Hanna plays middle son Geoffrey in James Goldman's tale of a king and his family on the eve of Christmas that's a complete change from the happy holiday show across the building. THE LION IN WINTER plays through Dec. 31. (more...)

HEISENBERG, Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Denis Arndt, Starts Final Week on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed world premiere of Heisenberg, the new play by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Mark Brokaw, starring Denis Arndt and Tony and Emmy Award winner Mary-Louise Parker, begins the final week of its sold-out, critically heralded run tonight at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). The limited engagement will play its final performance at the Friedman on Sunday, December 11. (more...)

Geoff Tate, Jon B., Josh Ritter and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Geoff Tate, 90's R&B artist Jon B, Russian crossover artist Emin, Academy of Country Music award-winner Jack Ingram and more. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION IN WINTER at Guthrie Theater
by Karen Bovard - Dec 5, 2016

Holiday gatherings of dysfunctional families are nothing new. James Goldman's crackling script for THE LION IN WINTER is set at Christmas 1183, and since the family is a royal one With questions of succession looming, the scheming and double-crossing are fevered. (more...)

Matthew Bourne and New Adventures Commemorates 30 Years with a Year Long Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Matthew Bourne, New Adventures and Re:Bourne are delighted to announce a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the company. (more...)

BWW Review: Pass the Eggnog and Settle in for EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD at Orlando Shakes
by Kimberly Moy - Dec 5, 2016

Let's face it there are a lot of Christmas stories out there. From the moment Thanksgiving is over, the holiday movies begin to play non-stop and people begin blasting Christmas music. For theaters around the world Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL is that holiday staple sure to bring in audiences of all ages. EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD takes that idea and turns it on its head. (more...)

Preview, On-Sale Dates Set for Paula Vogel's INDECENT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The producers of Indecent - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's newest work, one of the most acclaimed plays of 2016 when it debuted in New York Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre following productions at Yale Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse - have announced that the production will begin performances on Broadway at the Cort Theatre (138 W 48th St New York, NY), on April 4, prior to its official opening night on April 18. (more...)

BWW Review: Book Passage for MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESS
by Nancy Grossman - Dec 5, 2016

The Gold Dust Orphans' 2016 Christmas show features "The World's Foremost Drag Detective" Shirley Holmes and her sidekick Dr. Jody Watley attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths in Ryan Landry's MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESS. Directed by Larry Coen, it has an impressive roster of veterans and newcomers playing all of your favorite fictional Christmas characters, and a cameo appearance by Rhoda, the dog. Scott Martino's costumes are to-die-for, and Meredith Langton and the GlitterPuss Dancers kick up a (snow)storm. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 5, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Coverage: Marty Allen Brings HELLO DERE To Boca Black Box
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 5, 2016

Remember in the golden era of live night club shows when the star of the show had a great opening act?  A Boca Raton audience got a double dose of entertainment last night as legendary actor, comedian, (and if you didn't know it WW ll hero) Marty Allen brought his show to the Boca Black Box.  In true show biz tradition the audience was warmed up, or more accurately put thrilled and fired up by the exciting vocalist pianist, and songwriter, Karon Kate Backwell.  She possesses all the excitement and talents of a Wayne Newton, Jerry Lee Lewis and Celine Dion. The audience gave her a standing ovation and so did her husband of 31 years Marty Allen.   (more...)

L.A. Christmas Comedy SANTASIA to Return to St. Luke's This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

SANTASIA, L.A.'s hilarious holiday musical sketch comedy show that embraces and skewers all the iconic moments of the Christmas season is returning to St. Luke's Theatre, (308 West 46th Street) in Manhattan December 13th through December 28th. (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN, National Theatre, 2 December 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 4, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a show soar, like Peter, beyond expectations - a delight for all the family. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 12/2- 12/9 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 12/2- 12/9, airing on NBC (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards Update - John Arthur Greene, Judy McLane Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Cirque Mechanics to Bring Steampunk-Inspired PEDAL PUNK to Pepperdine
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Step right up and marvel at the daredevil antics and mechanical wonders of Pedal Punk, Cirque Mechanics' steampunk-inspired show at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 13. (more...)

Regional Roundup: 'Tis the Season! Top 10 Holiday Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/2; BLACK NATIVITY in DC, A CHRISTMAS CAROL in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

Scoop: CHELSEA on Netflix 12/7 - 12/9
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on CHELSEA on Netflix 12/7 - 12/9 (more...)

WEISENTHAL Riveting One-Act Theatrical Performance Presented at the Grand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Grand 1894 Opera House presents writer and actor Tom Dugan in the one-act, off-Broadway theatrical performance, Wiesenthal, on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

George Bailey Lassos Juneau This Winter!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Perseverance Theatre actor-in-residence James Sullivan loves It's a Wonderful Life so much he will do it all for you-every character and all your favorite scenes. It's one of those films that becomes a part of you. You watched it every year as a kid; lines bubble up when you least expect it-"Susu's petals," "no man is a failure who has friends," "Atta boy, Clarence!" Revel With your friends and neighbors in this generations-old story that magically remains part of our collective imagination.??????? (more...)

Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for December 12-18, featuring Karrin Allyson, Daniel Reichard's Guide to Christmas, Frank DiLella's "ShowBiz After Hours" With Nikki M. James, Matt Doyle, Michael Longoria & Alysha Umphress, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Opens At Stageworks Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Stageworks Theatre presents its fourth production of the season, THE ODD COUPLE by Neil Simon, running January 27 through February 19. (more...)

BWW Review: ANOTHER NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Bridge House Theatre, 30 November 2016
by Gary Naylor - Dec 1, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a magical Christmas show that sets up the festive season even for an old Bah Humbug! man like him. (more...)

MCC Theater Extends RIDE THE CYCLONE Due To Popular Demand – Now Through December 29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 12/1 - 12/ 8 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 12/1 - 12/ 8, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR - Nostalgically Witty
by Lynn Beaver - Dec 1, 2016

Neil Simon's autobiographical comedy about his days as a writer in 1950's television, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, currently playing at City Theatre is an excellent way to spend an evening With charm and nostalgic Wit. (more...)

MTC's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBLERLEY Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Marin Theatre Company decks the halls-and stage-this holiday season With Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,by Playwright in Residence Lauren Gunderson, and  MTC's former Director of New Play Development Margot Melcon. This light-hearted continuance of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice picks up two years after the end of Austen's tale, With the focus this time on middle sister Mary Bennet, now a talented and confident young woman who comes into her own With curiosity and Wit while visiting the Darcy household at Pemberley for the winter holiday.  (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 12/1 - 12/7 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 1, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WitH SETH MEYERS 12/1 - 12/7, airing on NBC (more...)

MTV2 to Bring Back MTV's Classic HOTTEST MC'S Franchise, Starting 12/16
by TV News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MTV2 is bringing back MTV's classic 'Hottest MCs' franchise With 'MTV2 Presents: Hottest MCs in the Game 2016,' airing on Friday, December 16 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

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