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VIDEO: Meek Mill Tells Jimmy Fallon on THE TONIGHT SHOW He's Working to Reform the Criminal Justice SystemVIDEO: Meek Mill Tells Jimmy Fallon on THE TONIGHT SHOW He's Working to Reform the Criminal Justice System
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2018

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” returned with a new season of shows last night, and kicked off the first episode with a powerful interview featuring Meek Mill. In the segment, Meek Mill explains how an arrest at 19 years old put him on probation for his entire adult life and why he teamed up with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin to reform the criminal justice system. (more...)

DATELINE Exclusive: Rapper Meek Mill Speaks To Lester Holt In First In-Depth Interview Since Prison ReleaseDATELINE Exclusive: Rapper Meek Mill Speaks To Lester Holt In First In-Depth Interview Since Prison Release
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

In his first television interview since being released from prison, rapper Meek Mill tells NBC News' Lester Holt: “I think we always been divided in America where it's always black and white. I don't really call it black and white. A lot of black people are in prison, a lot of Spanish men are in prison. A lot of these laws and policies are made to keep most of these minorities trapped forever.” Mill adds, “I had eight years of probation that turned to 16 years of probation. Something is not working. I'm still doing time for that case.” To watch the preview, click here, and the transcript of the excerpt is provided below. (more...)

NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals Launches TodayNAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents its 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, set for today, October 19, and tomorrow, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicked off yesterday, October 18, with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Launches Four New MusicalsSheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Launches Four New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), where the hit Broadway musical Come From Away was first developed, will provide audiences with the chance to be among the first to see CMTP's four new projects. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Recoups in Less Than 8 Months on BroadwayCOME FROM AWAY Recoups in Less Than 8 Months on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical Come From Away recouped its $12 million capitalization in less than 8 months on Broadway. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New MusicalsChilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces additional casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning COME FROM AWAY Exceeds $12 Million in Ticket Sales in TorontoTony Award-Winning COME FROM AWAY Exceeds $12 Million in Ticket Sales in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Tickets to the return engagement of COME FROM AWAY have been on public sale for only a week and already the multi award-winning musical has achieved $12M at the box office. That's a new record for theatre sales in Canada. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Monday for COME FROM AWAY Toronto Return Engagement; Performances Begin February 2018Tickets on Sale Monday for COME FROM AWAY Toronto Return Engagement; Performances Begin February 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Tickets for the highly anticipated return of the Tony Award-winning musical COME FROM AWAY will go on sale Monday October 2 at 9 AM in-person at the Royal Alexandra Theatre Box Office, 260 King Street West. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Team for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of directors and initial casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

The Grand Theatre Announces EVITA as 2017 High School ProjectThe Grand Theatre Announces EVITA as 2017 High School Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Grand High School Project, the only program of its kind in North America, returns with the blockbuster musical, EVITA.  This limited two-week engagement begins in previews on September 19, opens September 22, and runs thru September 30 on the Spriet Stage.  (more...)

NMI Live-Streams 20th STAGES Festival of New Musicals for the First TimeNMI Live-Streams 20th STAGES Festival of New Musicals for the First Time
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

A 20-year musical theatre tradition was streamed live for the first time this year. (more...)

STAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming LiveSTAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

A twenty-year musical theatre tradition will be streamed live for the first time this year.  New Musicals Inc. will host the 20th STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS from July 28th through July 30th in North Hollywood, and streamcast it across the globe. (more...)

STAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming LiveSTAGES Festival of New Musicals Streaming Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

A twenty-year musical theatre tradition will be streamed live for the first time this year. New Musicals Inc. will host the 20th STAGES FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS from July 28th through July 30th in North Hollywood, and streamcast it across the globe. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for the FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for the FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the line-up of new musicals for their 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Lineup Announced for NAMT's 2017 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALSLineup Announced for NAMT's 2017 FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Sheridan, Where COME FROM AWAY Began, Celebrates Success at Dora AwardsSheridan, Where COME FROM AWAY Began, Celebrates Success at Dora Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Come From Away, the hit, new musical that began its life and development at Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) had a strong showing at the 38th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, presented at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto last night.  (more...)

Sheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Announces 2017 Line-UpSheridan's Canadian Music Theatre Project Announces 2017 Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Sheridan College's Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), under the leadership of Michael Rubinoff, Associate Dean, Visual and Performing Arts, is an international centre of excellence for the development of new musicals in Canada. Since its inception in 2011, 15 shows have been incubated and continue their development in various stages: Four have enjoyed professional premieres, including Come From Away, which opened on Broadway in 2017 and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations  - See All The Nominees!COME FROM AWAY and MATILDA Receive 14 Dora Award Nominations - See All The Nominees!
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2017

At a press conference held May 30 in the lobby of the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 235 nominations for the 38th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in the performing arts in Toronto. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Producers Talk Lasting Impact On Audiences and Connection With CanadaCOME FROM AWAY Producers Talk Lasting Impact On Audiences and Connection With Canada
by Stephanie Wild - May 12, 2017

With Come From Away establishing itself as one of the frontrunners at this year's Tony Awards, people are buzzing more than ever. In a recent article by the Washington Post, the producers of the hit new musical discussed the lasting impact that it has been having on its audience. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

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