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Des Moines Playhouse Drive-in Adds Performance of THE ROOMMATE Photo Des Moines Playhouse Drive-in Adds Performance of THE ROOMMATE
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2020 in Des Moines

The Des Moines Playhouse has added a performance of Live Theatre Drive-In: The Roommate, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 7:00 PM. Shows are free a?" donations are accepted a?" but reservations are requested due to limited availability. Reservations for all performances are available online at dmplayhouse.com or by calling The Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.
9 Liz Callaway Videos We Can't Get Enough Of! Photo 9 Liz Callaway Videos We Can't Get Enough Of!
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2020 in Des Moines

We're looking back at these past performances by Liz Callaway before her Seth Concert this weekend!
Charles Theatre Cuts Back Schedule Due to 'Disappointing Attendance' Photo Charles Theatre Cuts Back Schedule Due to 'Disappointing Attendance'
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2020 in Des Moines

The Charles Theatre in Iowa has announced that it will be cutting back its schedule, to just weekend performances, due to 'disappointing attendance' this weekend.
Follow Our Student Blog Instagram Account! Photo Follow Our Student Blog Instagram Account!
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2020 in Des Moines

We're highlighting our student bloggers on Instagram!
Orpheum Theatre Reschedules THREE DOG NIGHT Concert For 2021 Photo Orpheum Theatre Reschedules THREE DOG NIGHT Concert For 2021
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2020 in Des Moines

Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, scheduled at the Orpheum Theatre for October 3, 2020 has been rescheduled for Saturday, October 2, 2021.
Birdland Jazz Club Brings Concert Series To BroadwayWorld Events: Max Von Essen, Photo Birdland Brings Concert Series To BWW; Von Essen, Vosk, Rockwell, Leung, Szot & More
by BWW News Desk on August 04, 2020 in Des Moines

Each concert will kick off with a live premiere event, featuring a special chat (which will include the performer) and will then be on-demand for 30 days on BroadwayWorld Events.
5 Lena Hall OBSESSED Performances We're Obsessed With! Photo 5 Lena Hall OBSESSED Performances We're Obsessed With!
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2020 in Des Moines

Lena Hall's popular series Obsessed is returning next weekend with the music of Alanis Morissette! We're looking back at some of our favorite past performances-- which one is your favorite?
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with Bette Photo Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Bette Midler's DIVA LAS VEGAS
by Ben Rimalower on August 03, 2020 in Des Moines

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk about Bette Midler's 1997 HBO special 'Diva Las Vegas,' filmed at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. They also discuss Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Elaine Paige, Tyne Daly, Angela Lansbury, and 'Gypsy.'
Charles Theatre Reopens This Weekend With Safety Guidelines in Place Photo Charles Theatre Reopens This Weekend With Safety Guidelines in Place
by BWW News Desk on August 01, 2020 in Des Moines

The Charles Theatre is officially reopening this weekend for the first time since March 12.
Photo Flash: The Des Moines Playhouse Gears Up for THE ROOMMATE And MISS ELECTRI Photo Photo Flash: The Des Moines Playhouse Gears Up for THE ROOMMATE And MISS ELECTRICITY
by BWW News Desk on July 30, 2020 in Des Moines

The Des Moines Playhouse is keeping theatre LIVE in Des Moines with a unique new initiative: Live Theatre Drive-in.
Iowa Teen Presents HEMOPHILIA: THE ZOOMSICAL to Raise Awareness for Disorder Photo Iowa Teen Presents HEMOPHILIA: THE ZOOMSICAL to Raise Awareness for Disorder
by BWW News Desk on July 29, 2020 in Des Moines

An Iowa teen has spent the last three months in virtual rehearsals for Hemophilia: The Zoomsical, as featured in The Gazette.
Stephanie J. Block, Rachel Bay Jones, & Liz Callaway Will Join Seth Rudetsky For Photo Stephanie J. Block, Rachel Bay Jones, & Liz Callaway Will Join Seth Rudetsky For LIVE Concerts
by BWW News Desk on July 28, 2020 in Des Moines

Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, and Rachel Bay Jones will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with THE F Photo Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams Continues with THE FIRST WIVES CLUB!
by Ben Rimalower on July 27, 2020 in Des Moines

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk about the 1996 hit movie 'The First Wives Club.' In addition to their in-depth analysis of the comedic talents of Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton, they also discuss Eileen Heckart, Sarah Jessica Parker, Stockard Channing, Elizabeth Berkley, Timothy Olyphant, Victor Garber, Bronson Pinchot, Dan Hedaya, Lea Delaria, Debra Monk, J.K. Simmons, Kate Burton, Marc Shaiman, and Maggie Smith. Ben and Daniel also share personal stories of when they discovered the film and how it's stayed with them since.
Exclusive: Megan Hilty Sings 'Moving The Line' as Part of The Seth Concert Serie Photo Exclusive: Megan Hilty Sings from Smash; Concert Re-Airs Today!
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2020 in Des Moines

Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 is now a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Megan Hilty's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET.
Englert Theatre Renovations Will Cause Street Closures in Iowa City July 27 Photo Englert Theatre Renovations Will Cause Street Closures in Iowa City July 27
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2020 in Des Moines

The Englert Theatre's renovations will cause street closures in Iowa City today.
Save 10% On Online Acting, Singing, And Dancing Classes With Our Summer Sale! Photo Save 10% On Online Acting, Singing, And Dancing Classes
by BWW Staff on July 23, 2020 in Des Moines

BroadwayWorld and The Institute for American Musical Theatre have joined forces to bring online triple threat classes to students around the world. Now, for a limited time only, you can save 10% with our summer sale! Freshening up those triple threat skills is a great way to get ready to go back to school or get a leg up in the audition room.
9 Megan Hilty Videos We Can't Get Enough Of! Photo 9 Megan Hilty Videos We Can't Get Enough Of!
by BWW News Desk on July 23, 2020 in Des Moines

Megan Hilty is stopping by The Seth Concert Series this weekend and we wanted to look back at some of our favorite past performances of hers!
Des Moines Performing Arts Center Reschedules Willis Broadway Series Photo Des Moines Performing Arts Center Reschedules Willis Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2020 in Des Moines

As the Des Moines Performing Arts Center continues to keep its doors shut during the current global health crisis, they have made the decision to reschedule their upcoming Willis Broadway series, according to the Des Moines Register.
QUIZ: Create a Broadway Playlist and We'll Determine Which New Off-Broadway Show Photo QUIZ: Create a Broadway Playlist for an Album Recommendation!
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2020 in Des Moines

From the best opening numbers to that dazzling 11 o'clock number... create a Broadway playlist for an Off-Broadway album recommendation!
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams with Instagrammer @d Photo Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams with Instagrammer @dublin_zoetrope!
by Ben Rimalower on July 20, 2020 in Des Moines

In this episode, Ben and Daniel are joined by Instagram sensation @dublin_zoetrope to discuss the 2016 HBO documentary 'Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds.' In addition to Carrie and Debbie, they also discuss Glenn Close, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, 'The Hours,' Barbra Streisand, Patti LuPone, and Shirley MacLaine.
Lena Hall Announces OBSESSED: ALANIS MORISSETTE Live Streaming Concert 8/14 Photo Lena Hall Announces OBSESSED: ALANIS MORISSETTE Live Streaming Concert 8/14
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2020 in Des Moines

Lena Hall announced today a new concert, OBSESSED: ALANIS MORISSETTE, coming to BroadwayWorld Events on August 14th at 9PM ET. Audiences will have the option of a VIP concert experience, joining Hall on zoom for the event as well as an additional post show performance/virtual meet & greet.
By Popular Demand: Watch Norm Lewis & Seth Rudetsky Live In Concert On Demand Photo Watch Norm Lewis & Seth Rudetsky Live In Concert On Demand
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2020 in Des Moines

Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, Norm Lewis's live concert is now available on demand for a limited time only, through August 5th!
Des Moines Playhouse Adds Performance of Live Theatre Drive-In: ROUNDING THIRD Photo Des Moines Playhouse Adds Performance of Live Theatre Drive-In: ROUNDING THIRD
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2020 in Des Moines

The Des Moines Playhouse has added a performance of Live Theatre Drive-In: Rounding Third, on Tuesday, July 14, at 7:00 PM. Shows are free - donations are accepted - but reservations are requested due to limited availability. Reservations are available online at dmplayhouse.com or by calling The Playhouse ticket office at 515-277-6261.
QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Broadway Fonts? Photo QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Your Broadway Fonts?
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2020 in Des Moines

How well do you know your Broadway fonts? Take our quiz to find out if you can figure out the show from the font!
BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams- JACKIE'S BACK with Photo Ben Rimalower's Broken Records QuaranStreams- JACKIE'S BACK with Jenifer Lewis!
by Ben Rimalower on July 13, 2020 in Des Moines

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk about the 1999 Lifetime TV movie 'Jackie's Back,' starring legendary actress Jenifer Lewis. They also discuss Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Tim Curry, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Penny Marshall, Joan Rivers, Kathy Najimy, Marc Shaiman, Julie Hagerty, 'Sunset Boulevard,' 'Hello Dolly' David Hyde Pearce, Loretta Divine, and Kathy Griffin.