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Broadway Catch Up: July 27 - Jelani Alladin, Christiani Pitts, Gavin Lee, J. Michael  Photo Broadway Catch Up: July 27 - Jelani Alladin, Christiani Pitts, Gavin Lee, J. Michael Finley, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2020

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out this weekend's highlights from some of your favorites, including Jelani Alladin and Christiani Pitts, Gavin Lee and J. Michael Finley, original Hamilton cast members, and more!

Wake Up With BWW 7/27: A CHORUS LINE Reunion on Backstage LIVE, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 7/27: A CHORUS LINE Reunion on Backstage LIVE, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2020

Today's top stories: Watch original cast members and creatives of A Chorus Line reunite on Backstage LIVE, and more!

VIDEO: Gavin Lee and J. Michael Finley Perform 'You Rule My World' From THE FULL MONT Photo VIDEO: Gavin Lee and J. Michael Finley Perform 'You Rule My World' From THE FULL MONTY
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2020

Gavin Lee and J. Michael Finley performed 'You Rule My World' from The Full Monty as part of the Broadway Isolation Project!

Casting Announced for LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theater in Waterbury Photo Casting Announced for LES MISERABLES at the Palace Theater in Waterbury
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2019

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated Waterbury engagement at the Palace Theater, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. To purchase tickets visit www.palacetheaterct.org, call 203.346.2000, or in person the Box Office 100 East Main Street, Waterbury. Ticket prices start at $46.50. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com.

Casting Announced for LES MISERABLES' Waterbury Engagement the Palace Theater Photo Casting Announced for LES MISERABLES' Waterbury Engagement the Palace Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2019

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced for its much anticipated Waterbury engagement at the Palace Theater, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement. To purchase tickets visit www.palacetheaterct.org, call 203.346.2000, or in person the Box Office 100 East Main Street, Waterbury. Ticket prices start at $46.50. For a sneak peek, please visit www.LesMiz.com.

BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About Roosevelt University in 2019/20 Photo BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About Roosevelt University in 2019/2020
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 24, 2019

With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the most prestigious theatre programs from all across the United States to give you insight into what to expect from their programs, from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're chatting with faculty from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts about its Senior Showcase, auditions for professional productions in Chicago, and more.

Prentice Penny's UNCORKED Adds Kelly Jenrette, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri Photo Prentice Penny's UNCORKED Adds Kelly Jenrette, Matt McGorry, Sasha Compere, Gil Ozeri and Bernard David Jones
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 10, 2018

Kelly Jenrette (The Handmaid's Tale), Matt McGorry (How to Get Away With Murder, Orange is the New Black), Sasha Compere (Miracle Workers), Gil Ozeri (Big Mouth) and Bernard David Jones (The Mayor) join Mamoudou Athie, Courtney B. Vance and Niecy Nash in 'Uncorked.'

Mamoudou Athie, Niecy Nash, and Courtney B. Vance to Star in UNCORKED for Netflix Photo Mamoudou Athie, Niecy Nash, and Courtney B. Vance to Star in UNCORKED for Netflix
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 7, 2018

Mamoudou Athie, Niecy Nash, and Courtney B. Vance will star in the new film, 'Uncorked,' for Netflix.  Uncorked is a father/son story about love, sacrifice and following your heart and is loosely based on writer/director Prentice Penny's own family history.

FOX Sports Films' MAGNIFY Celebrates One Year Anniversary with THEY FIGHT Photo FOX Sports Films' MAGNIFY Celebrates One Year Anniversary with THEY FIGHT
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 31, 2018

FOX Sports Films is pleased to announce the television premiere of the documentary film, 'They Fight,' airing nationwide Sunday, Nov. 11 on FOX. It also debuts in select New York City and Los Angeles theaters on Friday, Nov. 9. This is the fourth film in the critically-acclaimed 'MAGNIFY' documentary film series, which debuted one year ago, November 2017.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Arrives on Digital 6/5 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on Today Photo I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Arrives on Digital 6/5 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when¬†I Can Only Imagine¬†arrives on¬†¬†Digital¬†June 5¬†and on¬†Blu-ray¬†Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand¬†June 12¬†from Lionsgate. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby,¬†Moms' Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe's iconic, history-making song ‚ÄúI Can Only Imagine.‚ÄĚ Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (West End Production's¬†The Book of Mormon) and Golden Globe¬ģ¬†nominee Dennis Quaid (2011,¬†Best Actor ‚Äď Limited Series or Television Motion Picture,¬†The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor ‚Äď Motion Picture,¬†Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer,¬†Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show,¬†Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped).

FOX Sports Films Acquires THEY FIGHT Boxing Documentary from Argent Pictures and Comm Photo FOX Sports Films Acquires THEY FIGHT Boxing Documentary from Argent Pictures and Common's Freedom Road Productions
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 11, 2018

FOX Sports Films Acquires THEY FIGHT Boxing Documentary from Argent Pictures and Common's Freedom Road Productions

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Arrives on Digital 6/5 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on 6/12 Photo I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Arrives on Digital 6/5 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when¬†I Can Only Imagine¬†arrives on¬†¬†Digital¬†June 5¬†and on¬†Blu-ray¬†Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand¬†June 12¬†from Lionsgate. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby,¬†Moms' Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe's iconic, history-making song ‚ÄúI Can Only Imagine.‚ÄĚ Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (West End Production's¬†The Book of Mormon) and Golden Globe¬ģ¬†nominee Dennis Quaid (2011,¬†Best Actor ‚Äď Limited Series or Television Motion Picture,¬†The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor ‚Äď Motion Picture,¬†Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer,¬†Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show,¬†Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped).

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Arrives on Digital 6/5 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on 6/12 Photo I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Arrives on Digital 6/5 and Blu-ray Combo Pack on 6/12
by Tori Hartshorn - May 15, 2018

Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when¬†I Can Only Imagine¬†arrives on¬†¬†Digital¬†June 5¬†and on¬†Blu-ray¬†Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand¬†June 12¬†from Lionsgate. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby,¬†Moms' Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe's iconic, history-making song ‚ÄúI Can Only Imagine.‚ÄĚ Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (West End Production's¬†The Book of Mormon) and Golden Globe¬ģ¬†nominee Dennis Quaid (2011,¬†Best Actor ‚Äď Limited Series or Television Motion Picture,¬†The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor ‚Äď Motion Picture,¬†Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer,¬†Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show,¬†Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped).

Lionsgate to Release I CAN ONLY IMAGINE On DVD & Blu-Ray June 5 Photo Lionsgate to Release I CAN ONLY IMAGINE On DVD & Blu-Ray June 5
by Macon Prickett - May 9, 2018

Experience the uplifting story that shares the power of forgiveness when I Can Only Imagine arrives on ¬†Digital June 5 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand June 12 from Lionsgate. Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms' Night Out) and written for the screen by Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, the film tells the incredible true story behind Christian band MercyMe's iconic, history-making song ‚ÄúI Can Only Imagine.‚ÄĚ Starring in the film are up-and-coming Broadway star J. Michael Finley (West End Production's The Book of Mormon) and Golden Globe¬ģ nominee Dennis Quaid (2011, Best Actor ‚Äď Limited Series or Television Motion Picture, The Special Relationship; 2003, Best Supporting Actor ‚Äď Motion Picture, Far From Heaven), as well as Trace Adkins (The Lincoln Lawyer, Traded), Priscilla C. Shirer (War Room), Cloris Leachman (The Last Picture Show, Spanglish), and Madeline Carroll (Flipped).

Oklahoma Shines In Impressive Theatrical Debut of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE Photo Oklahoma Shines In Impressive Theatrical Debut of I CAN ONLY IMAGINE
by Macon Prickett - Mar 21, 2018

Distributed by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, the Oklahoma-made film ‚ÄúI Can Only Imagine‚ÄĚ shattered box office expectations bringing in $17.1 million during its opening weekend in theatres across North America. The film also ranks as the #1 independent film released in America this week and marks Roadside Attractions highest theatrical debut ever.

VIDEO: Netflix Shares AMATEUR Official Trailer Photo VIDEO: Netflix Shares AMATEUR Official Trailer
by Macon Prickett - Mar 20, 2018

Netflix shares the official trailer for the upcoming film AMATEUR. In the film, 14-year-old basketball phenom Terron Forte has to navigate the under-the-table world of amateur athletics when he is recruited to an elite NCAA prep school.

Wingspan Arts 15th Anniversary Benefit to Take Place Monday, 5/22
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2017

Join Wingspan Arts on Monday, May 22 for their 15th Anniversary Benefit fundraiser from 6:00-9:00PM at the Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Music Center in Manhattan.

Daniel Goldstein Directs This Week's Readings of New Musical LOVE AND WAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The new World War II era romantic musical Love and War announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with book by J. Todd Allan, music by Peter B. Allen, and lyrics by Peter B. Allen, Mathayu Warren-Lane, and J. Todd Allan. Ken Davenport will serve as Executive Producer.

Daniel Goldstein to Direct Reading of New Musical LOVE AND WAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The new World War II era romantic musical Love and War announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), with book by J. Todd Allan, music by Peter B. Allen, and lyrics by Peter B. Allen, Mathayu Warren-Lane, and J. Todd Allan. Ken Davenport will serve as Executive Producer.

Nate Parker and The Birth of a Nation Team Announce New Fellowship for Young Filmmakers
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 12, 2016

 Nate Parker and the cast, Producers, and Executive Producers of The Birth of a Nation are investing in the next generation of diverse independent creativity with the Sundance Institute | The Birth of a Nation Fellowship for 18-to-24-year-old filmmakers participating in the Institute's Ignite program. Parker shared details at Sundance Institute's NIGHT BEFORE NEXT benefit at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles this evening, where he also received the Institute's annual Vanguard Award presented to him by actor and Sundance alum Michael B. Jordan. Parker's The Birth of a Nation was supported by the Institute's renowned Feature Film Program for three years before its premiere, and won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

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