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BWW TV: Here We Go Again! Go Inside Rehearsals for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl!BWW 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. (more...)

BWW Interview: Adam Shankman's Ever Stepping Up His Dizzy Feet to Share His Love For DanceBWW Interview: Adam Shankman's Ever Stepping Up His Dizzy Feet to Share His Love For Dance
by Gil Kaan - Jul 27, 2017

Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF), co-founded in 2010 by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman, will again host their annual National Dance Day (NDD) at The Music Center in Los Angeles and The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. this Saturday July 29, 2017. BroadwayWorld and I had the chance to quiz Adam on the importance of dance for him, and for countless others. (more...)


by Gil Kaan - Jul 27, 2017

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Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical ExtravaganzaInterview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood BowlTisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

The Kennedy Center to Celebrate National Dance Day with Shows, Lessons, Music & MoreThe Kennedy Center to Celebrate National Dance Day with Shows, Lessons, Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The Kennedy Center, in partnership with the Dizzy Feet Foundation and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), invites everyone to celebrate the art of dance as it hosts the East Coast's chapter of the annual National Dance Day on Saturday, July 29, 2017, from 2:00 to 10:30 p.m. (more...)

The Dizzy Feet Foundation to Celebrate National Dance DayThe Dizzy Feet Foundation to Celebrate National Dance Day
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The Dizzy Feet Foundation (DFF), co-founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman, is proud to announce that the 8th annual National Dance Day (NDD) will take place on Saturday, July 29 at Grand Park in Los Angeles, co-presented by The Music Center, and in Washington D.C., hosted by the Kennedy Center.   The event continues the ongoing alliance of some of the nation's leading cultural organizations, which once again join together to promote the benefits and joy of dance for everyone.  YouTube Red joins National Dance Day as the 2017 Title Sponsor. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp TheaterNUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlHere They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood BowlJANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, Teen Choice nominee, Imagen Award winner and Broadway actor Jaime Camil, of CW's Jane the Virgin, has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, the 2001 international phenomenon which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl. Camil will play the role of Sam Carmichael. (more...)

Adam Shankman to Direct Kate Beckinsale In THE CHOCOLATE MONEYAdam Shankman to Direct Kate Beckinsale In THE CHOCOLATE MONEY
by Movies News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Adam Shankman will helm a big screen adaptation of Ashley Prentice Norton's popular novel THE CHOCOLATE MONEY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Van Jones Talk Netflix's 13TH on MLK WeekendPhoto Flash: Oprah, Ava DuVernay, Van Jones Talk Netflix's 13TH on MLK Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

On Sunday night of Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and U.S. Ambassador Nicole Avant (ret.) hosted a reception and special conversation on behalf of Netflix's original documentary 13TH at their home in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

From DEAR EVAN HANSEN to INTO THE WOODS... Sing Along with the Talented Cast of PITCH PERFECT!From DEAR EVAN HANSEN to INTO THE WOODS... Sing Along with the Talented Cast of PITCH PERFECT!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 26, 2016

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt is not the only musical theater star to be featured in THE PITCH PERFECT franchise. Below, BWW takes a look at the musical careers of other talented cast members from the film! (more...)

BWW Interview - Special 'Tracy Trifecta' Series: Nikki Blonsky Shares Fond HAIRSPRAY MemoriesBWW Interview - Special 'Tracy Trifecta' Series: Nikki Blonsky Shares Fond HAIRSPRAY Memories
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 20, 2016

Today, Blonsky shares her fondest memories from the film, including meeting John Travolta for the very first time, and explains why she believes the message of Hairspray is one that still resonates today. (more...)

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces The World Premiere of WORKING IN PROCESS/ NEW BODIESWorks & Process at the Guggenheim announces The World Premiere of WORKING IN PROCESS/ NEW BODIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3pm and 7:30pm and Monday, November 14, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents Working in Process/ New Bodies, the culmination and World Premiere of choreographer Jodi Melnick's Works & Process residency with dancers Sara Mearns, Jared Angle, and Gretchen Smith at the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Peter B. Lewis Theater. Melnick's work weaves dance, spoken text, and moderated discussion with Claudia La Rocco, with live music for harpsichord by composer Gyorgy Ligeti, violin by composer Heinrich Biber, and newly commissioned music by Robert Boston. (more...)

Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Dax Shepard, Shay Mitchell and More Will Present at Outfest's Legacy AwardsJeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Dax Shepard, Shay Mitchell and More Will Present at Outfest's Legacy Awards
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Outfest, the non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced today that Jeffrey Tambor ('Transparent'), Amy Landecker ('Transparent'), Dax Shepard ('Parenthood'), Shay Mitchell ('Pretty Little Liars'), Teri Polo ('The Fosters') and Sherri Saum ('The Fosters') will be presenting Legacy Awards to Jill Soloway, Sean Hayes and Freeform, respectively. Singer Samuel Larsen ('Glee') is set to perform. (more...)

17 AGAIN Musical Based on Zac Efron Film Gets Fall Lab in NYC17 AGAIN Musical Based on Zac Efron Film Gets Fall Lab in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

According to an Equity casting notice, the new musical 17 AGAIN, based on the 2009 film starring Zac Efron and Matthew Perry, will be holding a developmental lab from November 4 - 17 at NYC's Pearl Studios. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016
by - Oct 11, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/4/2016 - 10/11/2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/7/2016 - KINGDOM COME, STUFFED and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!Broadway AM Report, 10/7/2016 - KINGDOM COME, STUFFED and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 7, 2016

This weekend's big news: Roundabout Underground's KINGDOM COME brings online dating to the stage tonight, Lisa Lampanelli's STUFFED premieres this evening Off-Broadway, and LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES begins on Broadway this Saturday! (more...)

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