New Documentary ALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY to Precede ALLEGIANCE in CinemasNew Documentary ALLEGIANCE TO BROADWAY to Precede ALLEGIANCE in Cinemas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

"Allegiance" returns to cinemas nationwide for an encore event on December 11. In addition to the film of the original Broadway production, Fathom Events is premiering a new documentary, "Allegiance to Broadway: The Dream. The Story. The Journey of A Musical," by director/filmmaker Greg Vander Veer on December 4, which gives audiences an in-depth look into the making of "Allegiance". (more...)

George Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Return to Cinemas This FallGeorge Takei's ALLEGIANCE to Return to Cinemas This Fall
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

In its annual return to screens around the anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, Fathom Events is bringing George Takei's ("Star Trek," "Heroes") moving Broadway musical "Allegiance," also starring Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan) and Telly Leung (Godspell, "Glee"), back to cinemas nationwide for an encore event on December 11. In addition to the film of the original Broadway production, Fathom Events is premiering a new documentary, "Allegiance to Broadway: The Dream. The Story. The Journey of A Musical," by director/filmmaker Greg Vander Veer on December 4, which gives audiences an in-depth look into the making of "Allegiance". (more...)

Veteran Entertainment Publicist Emily McGill Announces Boutique PR Firm Press PlayVeteran Entertainment Publicist Emily McGill Announces Boutique PR Firm Press Play
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

After a decade working in the New York City entertainment industry, veteran publicist Emily McGill founded Press Play, a boutique public relations firm serving the entertainment community. Prior to her most recent position with Disney Theatrical Productions where she handled the Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aladdin, Emily worked with boutique theatrical PR agencies The Hartman Group and Philip Rinaldi Publicity, as well as the 2015 New York Observer's number one public relations agency, DKC Public Relations. (more...)

Telly Leung to Debut New Concert SING HAPPY at Birdland in NovemberTelly Leung to Debut New Concert SING HAPPY at Birdland in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

TELLY LEUNG - currently starring as the title role in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway - will return to the "Broadway at Birdland" concert series to premiere his new show "Sing Happy" at Birldand Jazz Club (more...)

Telly Leung Will Take Final Bow in ALADDIN in FebruaryTelly Leung Will Take Final Bow in ALADDIN in February
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

It's time to get off of the magic carpet! Telly Leung, who stepped into the title role in Aladdin last June, has just announced that he will depart the production early next year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's ALLEGIANCEPhoto Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Allegiance, directed by Lily Tung Crystal, with music direction by Kenji Higashihama and choreography by Allison Paraiso. This musical about the World War II experiences of Japanese-Americans in the US, with book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo, and Lorenzo Thione, and music by Jay Kuo, makes its Bay Area premiere September 21 through October 21 at CCCT. For tickets and information visit the theatre's website at www.ccct.org or call 510.524.9012. (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego's Full Film Lineup Includes 34 Untold, Diverse Military StoriesGI Film Festival San Diego's Full Film Lineup Includes 34 Untold, Diverse Military Stories
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

The fourth annual GI Film Festival San Diego is getting ready to roll from Tuesday, Sept. 25 through Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. Organizers have once again curated a film lineup to feature the untold and underrepresented stories of America's military through film. The six-day San Diego military film festival features 34 films, including nine world premieres and five West Coast premieres, as well as several screenings, filmmaker appearances, and panel discussions. GI Film Festival San Diego attendees have opportunities to watch the films, meet filmmakers and film subjects, and have conversations to tackle topics that are usually unspoken. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Josh Groban, George Takei, and YOSHIKI Attend the Japan House Los Angeles Grand OpeningPhoto Coverage: Josh Groban, George Takei, and YOSHIKI Attend the Japan House Los Angeles Grand Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

YOSHIKI stunned an invitation-only audience at Hollywood & Highland with an emotional musical performance at the Japan House Los Angeles grand opening ceremony on Friday, August 24th.   (more...)

George Takei to Be Master of Ceremonies at Grand Opening of Japan House Los Angeles; YOSHIKI to PerformGeorge Takei to Be Master of Ceremonies at Grand Opening of Japan House Los Angeles; YOSHIKI to Perform
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

YOSHIKI has created a special musical performance to celebrate the Grand Opening of Japan House Los Angeles-a new cultural center between Japan and the world--at Hollywood & Highland on Friday, August 24th. (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre Opens 59th Season With Bay Area Premiere Of ALLEGIANCEContra Costa Civic Theatre Opens 59th Season With Bay Area Premiere Of ALLEGIANCE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced the cast for its season-opening production, Allegiance, directed by Lily Tung Crystal, with music direction by Kenji Higashihama and choreography by Allison Paraiso. (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Now Accepting Applications For Musical Theater Composition ProgramNew York Youth Symphony Now Accepting Applications For Musical Theater Composition Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Now entering its 56th season, the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) is launching a Musical Theater Composition (MTC) program, to be led by newly-appointed director Anna K. Jacobs. In a partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts, this new program aims to diversify the world of musical theater by creating opportunities for young composers to have their compositions workshopped and performed by both peers and professionals. (more...)

GI Film Festival San Diego 2018 Opens With Film Starring George TakeiGI Film Festival San Diego 2018 Opens With Film Starring George Takei
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Now in its fourth year, the GI Film Festival San Diego, San Diego's six-day military film festival, is back to feature more untold and underrepresented stories of America's military through film. The six-day, San Diego military film festival kicks-off with the ever-popular Opening Night Screening and Reception on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Museum of Photographic Arts in iconic Balboa Park. The evening includes screenings of the narrative short “American,” followed by the documentary short, “The Registry.” Special guest, George Takei, is anticipated to attend the Opening Night Screening and Reception as the leading actor in the film, “American.” Both films focus on World War II events and emphasize the important roles and services that Japanese-American military members provided throughout the war. In addition to Takei, the directors of each film are expected to attend the Opening Night celebration and will participate in a panel discussion after the screenings. (more...)

Rachel Hollis' Inspirational Documentary MADE FOR MORE Premieres in Cinemas Nationwide 8/2 OnlyRachel Hollis' Inspirational Documentary MADE FOR MORE Premieres in Cinemas Nationwide 8/2 Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

Moviegoers nationwide will experience a night of encouragement, laughs and motivation with Fathom Events' one-night screening of “Rachel Hollis Presents: Made for More.” The feature content will be followed by an exclusive Q&A with Rachel Hollis, a popular motivational speaker and the best-selling author of “Girl Wash Your Face.” The cinema event gives viewers the ultimate girls' night out with a behind-the-scenes look into the production of Hollis' two-day RISE conference, a life-changing motivational event series that brings women of all backgrounds together with the common goal of chasing their biggest dreams. (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of Wolf Trap's BERNSTEIN 100 With Tony Yazbeck Today!Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of Wolf Trap's BERNSTEIN 100 With Tony Yazbeck Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Go behind the scenes of Wolf Trap's Bernstein 100 celebration today as Tony Yazbeck takes over our Instagram account to give you a behind the scenes look at rehearsal! (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN, Telly Leung, Debuts at Provincetown's Crown & AnchorBroadway's ALADDIN, Telly Leung, Debuts at Provincetown's Crown & Anchor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Broadway's current Aladdin, Telly Leung, to Provincetown for one performance only, Sunday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Accompanied by acclaimed music director Gary Adler (Alter Boyz, Avenue Q) and violist J. J. Johnson, Telly will take you on a musical carpet ride through his life and Broadway career in this evening of great music, personal stories, and backstage anecdotes. (more...)

Additional Performance Added For INTERSTATE At The NYMFAdditional Performance Added For INTERSTATE At The NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Melissa Li's and Kit Yan's new musical Interstate, has been extended due to popular demand. Interstate, which opens the 2018 New York Musical Festival tonight at Theatre Row, will play to a sold-out house. An additional performance, has been added on Sunday, July 15 at 5:00 pm. (more...)

Gianmarco Soresi's Unromantic Comedy LESS THAN 50% Arrives At 59E59 TheatersGianmarco Soresi's Unromantic Comedy LESS THAN 50% Arrives At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome Gianmarco Soresi's unromantic comedy LESS THAN 50%, directed by Jen Wineman. Produced by Robin Milling in association with James Brent White, Todd & Elizabeth Donovan, Joann Farda, Jesse Kearney, and New Light Theater Project, LESS THAN 50%, begins performances on Friday, August 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 1. (more...)

The Bolshoi Ballet Returns to U.S. Cinemas This July With First-Ever Summer Encores SeriesThe Bolshoi Ballet Returns to U.S. Cinemas This July With First-Ever Summer Encores Series
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

For three Monday evenings in July, ballet fans nationwide can enjoy the Bolshoi Ballet's awe-inspiring performances from the comfort of their local cinemas. The “Bolshoi Ballet Summer Series” brings three classic events back to the big screen for one-evening-only presentations. The series includes Giselle on July 9, featuring ballet superstars Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Polunin, Alexei Ratmansky's poetic staging of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on July 16, and classical ballet's most beloved story, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, Swan Lake on July 23. All performances were captured live from the Bolshoi Theatre stage in Moscow, Russia. (more...)

Casting Announced For THE DOOR TO AMERICACasting Announced For THE DOOR TO AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Carol Weiss's new musical, 'The Door to America', has released it's official cast for the 2018 She LA Arts Summer Theater Festival. (more...)

Bolshoi Ballet Reaches Audiences Across The Country In New Summer SeriesBolshoi Ballet Reaches Audiences Across The Country In New Summer Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

For three Monday evenings in July, ballet fans nationwide can enjoy the Bolshoi Ballet's awe-inspiring performances from the comfort of their local cinemas. The "Bolshoi Ballet Summer Series" brings three classic events back to the big screen for one-evening-only presentations. The series includes Giselle on July 9, featuring ballet superstars Svetlana Zakharova and Sergei Polunin, Alexei Ratmansky's poetic staging of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on July 16, and classical ballet's most beloved story, born at the Bolshoi Theatre, Swan Lake on July 23. All performances were captured live from the Bolshoi Theatre stage in Moscow, Russia. (more...)

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