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BWW Review:  MEAN GIRLS Makes Strong World Premiere at DC's National Theatre BWW Review: MEAN GIRLS Makes Strong World Premiere at DC's National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry on November 19, 2017

I hope this one has great success on Broadway. It has the potential to be an audience favorite. (more...)
SPAMILTON to Close Off-Broadway SPAMILTON to Close Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

According to the New York Times, Gerard Alessandrini's musical parody Spamilton will close Off Broadway on January 7, 2018. (more...)
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes the Legendary Tovah Feldshuh Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes the Legendary Tovah Feldshuh
by Behind the Curtain on November 19, 2017

Come down from your balcony, Golda, because Tovah Feldshuh is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her incredible career in theatre, film, and television. Tovah dissects not only her process, but, her collaborations with countless directors, writers, and fellow actors. (more...)
Broadway Star and COSBY SHOW Alum Earle Hyman Dies Age 91 Broadway Star and COSBY SHOW Alum Earle Hyman Dies Age 91
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Deadline is reporting that Earle Hyman, best known for his role as Russelll Huxtable on 'The Cosby Show,' has passed away at age 91. (more...)
THE COVER OF LIFE Coming Spring 2018 to The Gene Frankel Theater THE COVER OF LIFE Coming Spring 2018 to The Gene Frankel Theater
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Miller-Coffman Productions Proudly Presents - The Cover of Life The Cover of Life to make way to the Gene Frankel Theater in 2018! Directed by Stephen S. Miller (more...)
FunikiJam HOLIDAY BEAT Returns to NYC for a Limited Engagement FunikiJam HOLIDAY BEAT Returns to NYC for a Limited Engagement
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

FunikiJam's Holiday Beat returns Off-Broadway at the Actor's Temple Theatre December 9, 2017 for a limited run. (more...)
VIDEO: Ben Platt Takes His Final Bow in DEAR EVAN HANSEN VIDEO: Ben Platt Takes His Final Bow in DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Ben Platt has been the star of the 2017 season, pouring his heart and tears out every night as troubled yet well-intentioned teenager Evan. Tonight he takes his final bow after a three year journey in the show. Watch below! (more...)
BWW Review: Central Florida Debut of DADDY LONG LEGS at Winter Park Playhouse BWW Review: Central Florida Debut of DADDY LONG LEGS at Winter Park Playhouse
by Kimberly Moy on November 19, 2017

DADDY LONG LEGS makes its Central Florida debut at Winter Park Playhouse. This charming newish musical is based on a novel by Jean Webster with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon. I found the music absolutely stunning. The two-person cast executed the piece beautifully in such a moving way; however, I got hung up on the plot holes and my jaded view of the world. Still, I left thinking, I wish I could see this again, because of the music and cast. (more...)
BWW Review: Lisa Lampanelli's Poignant and Funny STUFFED Explores Body Image and Relationships With Food BWW Review: Lisa Lampanelli's Poignant and Funny STUFFED Explores Body Image and Relationships With Food
by Michael Dale on November 19, 2017

Though her aggressive style of dishing out insults has earned her the title of standup comedy's Queen of Mean, Lisa Lampanelli comes somewhat closer to being the Empress of Empathy in her comedy revue about the serious subject of food and body image, STUFFED. (more...)
BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company BWW Review: THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
by Laura A. Hobson on November 19, 2017

A Cincinnati theater known for its excellent production of Shakespeare plays continues to broaden its scope and include plays designed to attract a wider audience. THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER fits the bill for families during the holidays. (more...)
VIDEO: Broadway's Beanie Feldstein Discusses LADY BIRD and BFF Ben Platt VIDEO: Broadway's Beanie Feldstein Discusses LADY BIRD and BFF Ben Platt
by Stage Tube on November 19, 2017

Beanie Feldstein currently leaves audiences infatuated with her adorable portrayal of Minnie Fay in Broadway's HELLO, DOLLY! Now she's delving further into film with this season's breakaway hit indie pic LADY BIRD. Feldstein visited Seth Meyers to chat about the film and her relationship with DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, watch below! (more...)
Save on the Final Weeks to See Roundabout's THE LAST MATCH Save on the Final Weeks to See Roundabout's THE LAST MATCH
by Contests - Broadway on November 19, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of Anna Ziegler's new play THE LAST MATCH. It's the semifinals of the U.S. Open, and two tennis greats are facing off in the match of their lives. Tim Porter, the aging all-American favorite, wants to prove to the world, his wife and himself that he's still a champion. Hot-headed rising star Sergei Sergeyev struggles to believe he truly deserves to beat his lifelong hero. (more...)
VIDEO: Guitarist Kapil Renders Unprecedented Guitar Version of Padmavati's Ghoomar Song VIDEO: Guitarist Kapil Renders Unprecedented Guitar Version of Padmavati's Ghoomar Song
by Stage Tube on November 19, 2017

India's top guitarist Kapil Srivastava has rendered an unprecedented beautiful guitar version of Ghoomar Song from Padmavati Movie starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and directed by Sanjey Leela Bhansali. (more...)
BWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at Dallas Children's Theater BWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS at Dallas Children's Theater
by Jared West on November 19, 2017

As the Christmas holiday approaches, people turn to family, friends and traditions. One tradition that continues to connect generations is A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS, and you can now see it come to life onstage at Dallas Children's Theater. (more...)
Photo Flash: Historical Drama BELFAST GIRLS Makes West Coast Premiere Photo Flash: Historical Drama BELFAST GIRLS Makes West Coast Premiere
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Launching their 2017-18 season with a gripping historical drama that nods to today's relevant questions of how the elite endeavor to remove undesirable residents from their country, Corrib Theatre presents Jaki McCarrick's U.S. West Coast Premiere of Belfast Girls. Corrib Theatre's production of Belfast Girls runs for four weeks, from November 17 through December 10 at Shaking the Tree Theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: It's Like We Have ESPN or Something! First Look at MEAN GIRLS Photo Flash: It's Like We Have ESPN or Something! First Look at MEAN GIRLS
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

It's time to find out who can sit with them. MEAN GIRLS opens tonight at the National Theatre in DC and they've just revealed the first production photo via the show's Facebook. Check out The Plastics' first meeting with Cady! (more...)
Chip Deffaa's New IRVING BERLIN: RAGTIME RARITIES Album Out Now Chip Deffaa's New IRVING BERLIN: RAGTIME RARITIES Album Out Now
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

ASCAP Award-winning playwright/producer Chip Deffaa's latest album, 'Irving Berlin: Ragtime Rarities,' is out now. The CD, featuring an all-star New York cast performing two dozen rare--and, in many cases, never-before-recorded--ragtime numbers, is the 24th CD that Deffaa has produced and the tenth dealing with master songwriter Irving Berlin. (more...)
SOCIAL: Goodbye, Goodbye - Stars Bid Ben Platt Happy Trails As He Exits DEAR EVAN HANSEN SOCIAL: Goodbye, Goodbye - Stars Bid Ben Platt Happy Trails As He Exits DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Julie Musbach on November 19, 2017

The heartbreaking, heartwarming day has arrived. Today Ben Platt exits DEAR EVAN HANSEN, leaving Evan's journey to continue with Noah Galvin on November 21. Friends, colleagues, and celebrities alike have reached out to Ben to wish him well and thank him for his extraordinary work on this phenomenal show. Take a look at the impressive list below. (more...)
BWW Review: HERE'S TO THE LADIES at Desert Ensemble Theatre BWW Review: HERE'S TO THE LADIES at Desert Ensemble Theatre
by Stan Jenson on November 19, 2017

Once again, Desert Ensemble Theatre has kicked off its new season with an Opening Gala, and once again, it was an unabated delight! I found myself smiling broadly throughout the 75-minute revue, and those around me were tapping toes, clapping, hooting, and occasionally singing along. (more...)
Golden State Warriors VS. Brooklyn Nets: Highly Anticipated Game For Filipinos Golden State Warriors VS. Brooklyn Nets: Highly Anticipated Game For Filipinos
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Tanduay Rum from the Philippines, Asia's first and the world's largest dark rum brand, is now actively available in America and is highly anticipating the 2017 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors go head to head with the Brooklyn Nets this Sunday at the Barclays in Brooklyn, New York! Both NBA teams are official partners of Tanduay Rum, making this basketball game in particular a must watch for Filipinos around the world! (more...)
Twinings' of London and National Radio Personality Delilah Invite Busy Americans to Relax With New Herbal Tea Blends to Become Their Own 'Best Blend' Twinings' of London and National Radio Personality Delilah Invite Busy Americans to Relax With New Herbal Tea Blends to Become Their Own 'Best Blend'
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Twinings invites new and seasoned tea drinkers to unwind with their three latest herbal tea blends Lemon Delight TM, Berry Fusion TM and Buttermint. For more than 300 years, Twinings has been providing quality tea experiences by expertly crafting flavorful blends from the finest ingredients available. (more...)
SlimFast' Launches Advanced Energy with an Upbeat New TV Commercial SlimFast' Launches Advanced Energy with an Upbeat New TV Commercial
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Famous for its easy-to-follow diet plan, and for helping millions of Americans lose weight and keep it off for the past 40 years, SlimFast will introduce Advanced Energy with a new exciting TV commercial. (more...)
Houlihan's Celebrates Black Friday with Drink Specials and Gift Card Deal Houlihan's Celebrates Black Friday with Drink Specials and Gift Card Deal
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Whether you're working the crowds on the busiest shopping day of the year or recovering from a turkey feast and football, Houlihan's has announced special deals for Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. (more...)
Ovation Brands' And Furr's Fresh Buffet' Help You Stress Less On Thanksgiving, Restaurants Open On Nov. 23 Ovation Brands' And Furr's Fresh Buffet' Help You Stress Less On Thanksgiving, Restaurants Open On Nov. 23
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Ovation Brands' portfolio of restaurants - Old Country Buffet , Ryan's , HomeTown Buffet and Country Buffet - and Furr's Fresh Buffet are helping you take the stress out of Thanksgiving Day. Let them do the cooking and the dishes this year by visiting any of their 125 restaurants that will all be open on Thursday, November 23, 2017. All restaurants will feature special holiday menus. The menu selections vary by location. (more...)
Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Announces Inaugural Rye Whiskey Single Barrel Release Kentucky Peerless Distilling Co. Announces Inaugural Rye Whiskey Single Barrel Release
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

This Saturday, Peerless will open their doors to offer for the first time the tasting and sale of three Peerless Straight Rye Whiskey Single Barrel picks hand selected by Head Distiller, Caleb Kilburn. Since releasing the Rye in the Spring of this year, the distillery has been giving tastings of the two-year-old product along with a sample of Rye new make. With the single barrel picks being offered, it will give the consumer the opportunity to taste up to four different Peerless Rye Whiskies. (more...)
SCDS Presents Thorton Wilder's OUR TOWN – A Historic Moment At Yeshiva University SCDS Presents Thorton Wilder's OUR TOWN – A Historic Moment At Yeshiva University
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

OUR TOWN marks SCDS' first time performing in Yeshiva University's Schottenstein Theater in Washington Heights. (more...)
Centerstage Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Centerstage Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Centerstage Theatre is pleased to announce the second show of our 2017-18 season! This Holiday, we celebrate TEN years of British Pantomime memories with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, an adaptation of the classic fairy tale, by Vince Brady. (more...)
Adrian Holmes, Tammy Gillis Among Winners At 2017 UBCP/ACTRA Awards Adrian Holmes, Tammy Gillis Among Winners At 2017 UBCP/ACTRA Awards
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

The 6th annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards took place this evening honouring five members for their work in the creative industries over the past year. (more...)
Broadway's Peggi Blu to Perform SINATRA IN BLU at the Triad Theatre Broadway's Peggi Blu to Perform SINATRA IN BLU at the Triad Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

On Sunday, December 3rdth at 8:00 pm Lee Summers' 'Just A Piano' Concert Series presents Broadway's Peggi Blu in a return to the Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street. In Sinatra in Blu, Ms. Blu demonstrates her gospel/soulful beginnings; her Broadway brilliance and Recording Artist chops in a virtuosic evening of classic song and story telling (more...)
BWW Interview: Ally Borgstrom in CINDERELLA at The Growing Stage 11/24 to 12/17 BWW Interview: Ally Borgstrom in CINDERELLA at The Growing Stage 11/24 to 12/17
by Marina Kennedy on November 19, 2017

Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Ally Borgstrom who plays Cinderella in CINDERELLA: A Holiday Musical at The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey. (more...)
Theatre9/12 Announces YOU ARE RIGHT, IF YOU THINK Theatre9/12 Announces YOU ARE RIGHT, IF YOU THINK
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

The circus of current politics adds new acts almost daily, but a persistent cloud hanging over the country is the tunnel-vision view of our own opinions that prevents honest exchange, compromise and growth. (more...)
Swedish Tour de Force Sophie Dunér to Embark on US Mini Tour Swedish Tour de Force Sophie Dunér to Embark on US Mini Tour
by BWW News Desk on November 19, 2017

Dynamic Swedish composer, lyricist, vocalist & visual artist Sophie Dun r embarks on a US Mini Tour this December. Celebrating her most recent release, The City of Dizzy, a unique and darkly beautiful collaboration with cellist Jeremy Harman, Dun r will perform duos together on Friday, December 1st at ShapeShifter Lab in Brooklyn at 9:30pm; then on to The Lilypad in Cambridge on Saturday, December 2nd at 7:30pm. (more...)
BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING: A ROCK MUSICAL at University of Nebraska-Omaha Theatre Will Touch You BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING: A ROCK MUSICAL at University of Nebraska-Omaha Theatre Will Touch You
by Christine Swerczek on November 19, 2017

This is not just a raunchy peek into bedrooms of the teens. It is a sober look into the hearts and minds of these kids on the cusp of adulthood as they navigate their turbulent lives. It is a moving, heartfelt story that reaches beyond the centuries. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19
by Audition Roundup on November 19, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 19, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)