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VIDEO: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy React to HOCUS POCUS 2 Tease Photo VIDEO: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy React to HOCUS POCUS 2 Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Disney+ has shared a video of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reacting to the new teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2. In the highly-anticipated sequel, it's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge.

Photos/Video: First Look at HOCUS POCUS 2, Premiering on Disney+ in September Photo Photos/Video: First Look at HOCUS POCUS 2, Premiering on Disney+ in September
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2022

An all new trailer and photos have been released for for the highly anticipated Disney+ Original movie “Hocus Pocus 2,” which will reunite Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy! Learn more about the film here!

Taraji P. Henson to Host the BET AWARDS Photo Taraji P. Henson to Host the BET AWARDS
by Michael Major - May 5, 2022

BET has announced Academy Award¼-nominated and Golden Globe¼-winning actor, writer, director, producer, and philanthropist Taraji P. Henson will return to host the “BET AWARDS” LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

HOCUS POCUS 2 Producer Adam Shankman Teases Halloween Release Date Photo HOCUS POCUS 2 Producer Adam Shankman Teases Halloween Release Date
by Michael Major - Jan 31, 2022

Adam Shankman, producer of Hocus Pocus 2, has announced a Halloween release date for the highly-anticpated sequel. Bette Midler recently celebrated that the film had wrapped production. Midler will be joined by her previous co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in the new film. Hannah Waddingham, Doug Jones, and more round out the cast.

Photos: Donna McKechnie, Max Von Essen & More With Melissa Errico at Feinstein's/54 B Photo Photos: Donna McKechnie, Max Von Essen & More With Melissa Errico at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2021

Last week, the final encore of her acclaimed concert “Melissa Errico Sings Her New York” at Feinstein’s/54 Below had some very special guests in the audience, including Tony-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie, David Cone of the New York Yankees, plus Errico’s 3 daughters and her husband, tennis star and ESPN commentator Patrick McEnroe.

PHOTO: Disney Reveals First Look at Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Kathy Najim Photo PHOTO: Disney Reveals First Look at Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, & Kathy Najimy in HOCUS POCUS 2
by Michael Major - Nov 12, 2021

Disney has revealed a first look photo of Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker on the set of Hocus Pocus 2! Production on the live-action comedy, the haunting sequel to Disney’s Halloween cult classic, is currently underway in Rhode Island. Check out the new photo now!

Disney Begins Production on HOCUS POCUS 2; Full Cast & Release Announced Photo Disney Begins Production on HOCUS POCUS 2; Full Cast & Release Announced
by Michael Major - Nov 1, 2021

Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy, and Doug Jones have been announced to return, along with Hannah Waddingham, Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham, and Belissa Escobedo rounding out the cast. The new film is currently in production in Rhode Island.

National Dance Day Coming To Segerstrom Center For The Arts Photo National Dance Day Coming To Segerstrom Center For The Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2021

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the 12th annual National Dance Day (NDD) in partnership with American Dance Movement (ADM). Segerstrom Center joins The Kennedy Center as the official site of this year's National Dance Day celebrations on Saturday, Sept. 18. Recognized by Congress as a national day of dance, NDD promotes dance as a form of valuable exercise and artistic expression.

The Kennedy Center Announces 2021 National Dance Day Celebration Photo The Kennedy Center Announces 2021 National Dance Day Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 19, 2021

Invite your friends and break out those dancing shoes September 16–18 for three days of in-person activities for National Dance Day! This annual event invites people of all ages and abilities, from the littlest dancers to professionals, to participate in a free celebration of the joy of dance and movement.

VIDEO: Spotlight on FIRST DATE Star Diana DeGarmo! Photo VIDEO: Spotlight on FIRST DATE Star Diana DeGarmo!
by Team BWW - Jul 14, 2021

Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young - former 'American Idol' contestants who are married in real life - will co-star in a new virtual production of the 2013 Broadway musical comedy, First Date. The production, directed by Meg Fofonoff, will stream for five performances from July 23-25 on the ticketing platform, Stellar. Be sure to tune in to BroadwayWorld on Friday, June 23 for our exclusive red carpet event celebrating opening night! But while we wait, we're studying up on one of the show's stars, Diana DeGarmo.

Adam Shankman Videos

VIDEO: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy React to HOCUS POCUS 2 Tease VideoVIDEO: Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker & Kathy Najimy React to HOCUS POCUS 2 Teaser Trailer
by Michael Major - Jun 29, 2022

Disney+ has shared a video of Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy reacting to the new teaser trailer for Hocus Pocus 2. In the highly-anticipated sequel, it's been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge.

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interv VideoBWW EXCLUSIVE: Rehearsal Clips From INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Plus Interviews With the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2019

Michael Sterling, BroadwayWorld's LA On Air Host and Co-Producer for BWW TV and Jerry Evans of JLE Media in Los Angeles spent the day at rehearsal for Hollywood Bowl's upcoming, new production of Into the Woods.

VIDEO: Trailer Released for STEP UP: HIGH WATER Season 2, Premieres 3/20 VideoVIDEO: Trailer Released for STEP UP: HIGH WATER Season 2, Premieres 3/20
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2019

YouTube today dropped the highly-anticipated trailer for the new season of its hit dance drama STEP UP: HIGH WATER. Series regulars NE-YO, Naya Rivera and Faizon Love will be returning along with Jade Chynoweth, Eric Graise, Terrence Green, Petrice Jones, Marcus Mitchell, Carlito Olivero, Kendra Oyesanya, alongside newcomers Ashley Greene, Robin Givens and Jeremy Copeland in recurring roles. Produced by Lionsgate, the second season of Step Up: High Water will debut on YouTube Premium on March 20th, 2019.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WHAT MEN WANT Starring Taraji P. Henson VideoVIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WHAT MEN WANT Starring Taraji P. Henson
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2018

WHAT MEN WANT is the latest comedy starring Taraji P. Henson from director Adam Shankman (HAIRSPRAY) and producers Will Packer and James Lopez (GIRLS TRIP). The film is set to open in theaters on January 11, 2019.

BWW Exclusively Premieres Clip from STEP UP: HIGH WATER ft. Savion Glover VideoBWW Exclusively Premieres Clip from STEP UP: HIGH WATER ft. Savion Glover
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 19, 2018

Today, BWW exclusively premieres a clip from STEP UP: HIGH WATER, featuring international tap sensation and Broadway veteran Savion Glover teaching a class to series regulars Tal (Petrice Jones) and Poppy (Kendra Oyesanya).

BWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl! VideoBWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 28, 2017

Summer wouldn't be the same in Los Angeles without the Hollywood Bowl's annual offering of a star-studded Broadway musical; and this year will be no different when the mega-hit Mamma Mia! getting ready to ignite on one of the world's most iconic stages July 28 - 30.  BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling dropped in at rehearsals earlier this week to get a sneak peek at rehearsals and to speak with members of the cast.  Featured in Mamma Mia! are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Jaime Camil as Sam, Tisha-Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, Hamish Linklater as Harry, Jennifer Nettles as Donna, and Steven Weber as Bill.

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.

VIDEO: DANCING WITH THE STARS Recreates HAIRSPRAY's 'You Can't Stop the Beat'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 26, 2016

Opening the night was celebrity contestant Kim Fields and her partner Sasha Farber who danced a Jive to 'You Can't Stop The Beat' from HAIRSPRAY.

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 29, 2015

The much anticipated 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical - Monty Python's Spamalot - has finally arrived and is in rehearsal in Los Angeles for its July 31 - August 2, 2015 run at the historic Hollywood Bowl; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the cast.

VIDEO: Adam Shankman Talks Early Influences, Show Business Career & More
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 2, 2015

Adam Shankman, a final judge on the show, speaks with SCAD founder and President Paula Wallace about his successful show business career and more in the video below!