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Breaking: Farewell, Phil- GROUNDHOG DAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This SeptemberBreaking: Farewell, Phil- GROUNDHOG DAY Will Play Final Broadway Performance This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Today, Tuesday, August 15 at 6:15pm, the producers of the Olivier Award-winning Best New MusicalGroundhog Day, which opened on Broadway to critical acclaim this spring, announced that the show will end its run at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) on Sunday, September 17, following 176 performances and 32 previews. (more...)

Toronto International Film Festival Unveils Contemporary World Cinema ProgrammeToronto International Film Festival Unveils Contemporary World Cinema Programme
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® revealed today the 48 titles from international filmmakers that make up the Festival's Contemporary World Cinema slate. This year's programme features a powerful lineup that covers disparate regions of the world (more...)

SINFUL SUNDAY HALLOWEEN PARTY! Comes to Fox Theatre 10/29SINFUL SUNDAY HALLOWEEN PARTY! Comes to Fox Theatre 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

In June of 2017 Midnight North is slated to release their third studio album: Under the Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under the Lights features their 11 best new tunes. Expect flares of country on tracks like "The Highway Song" and "Greene County", tinges of soul on the likes of "Back To California", but mostly good solid rock and roll. With strong melodies and stronger harmonies, for this band it comes down to one thing: the song. (more...)

David Shannon, Gina Beck, Tom Edden, and Marianne Benedict Join MATILDA THE MUSICALDavid Shannon, Gina Beck, Tom Edden, and Marianne Benedict Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Matilda The Musical has announced its new adult cast with David Shannon playing Miss Trunchbull alongside Gina Beck as Miss Honey and Tom Edden and Marianne Benedict as Mr and Mrs Wormwood. The multi award-winning production is currently playing its sixth year in the West End and is booking until 27 May 2018. (more...)

MATILDA Concludes Australian TourMATILDA Concludes Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

The Royal Shakespeare Company's Australian leg of the Australasian tour of Matilda The Musical will conclude in Adelaide today after a record-breaking five-city run. (more...)

Midnight North Premieres New Album 'Under The Lights' on Live for Live MusicMidnight North Premieres New Album 'Under The Lights' on Live for Live Music
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Head over today to Live for Live Music for the first listen of Under The Lights, the upcoming full-album release from California Country-Folk ensemble Midnight North. (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 SeasonNational Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

VIDEO: Find Out What the Matildas Would Do if They Were Prime MinisterVIDEO: Find Out What the Matildas Would Do if They Were Prime Minister
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

What would the four Matildas do if they were Prime Minister? See the hilarious girls get political in the video below! (more...)

62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, Full List of 2017 Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2017

The 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards, hosted by Michael Urie, were held at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) tonight, June 4th. (more...)

Raise Your Voice and Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!Raise Your Voice and Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

What Are You Waiting For? Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!What Are You Waiting For? Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Adelaide Festival TheatreBWW Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - May 27, 2017

Take the whole family, but book now. (more...)

There's No Day But Today! Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!There's No Day But Today! Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

Make Them Hear You! Vote Today for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!Make Them Hear You! Vote Today for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY Celebrates Cast Recording Release with In-Store Appearance at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY Celebrates Cast Recording Release with In-Store Appearance at Barnes and Noble
by Jennifer Broski - May 19, 2017

The Groundhog Day cast recording peeked its head out in public this week and the cast of the hit Broadway musical was on hand at Barnes and Noble this week to celebrate with a CD signing! See all the images from the event below! (more...)

18 Days to Go! Make Your Voice Heard and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!18 Days to Go! Make Your Voice Heard and Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

BWW Interview: GROUNDHOG DAY's John Sanders Is Happy to Repeat Himself, Repeat HimselfBWW Interview: GROUNDHOG DAY's John Sanders Is Happy to Repeat Himself, Repeat Himself
by Naomi Serviss - May 10, 2017

Playing the role of Ned Ryerson, Sanders has found that the bumpkin insurance man has his own cheering section. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at The Old VicFull Casting Announced for GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Casting is today announced for Girl from the North Country which previews from Monday 10 July 2017 with a press night on Wednesday 26 July 2017. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make Bass Hall Debut This JuneMATILDA THE MUSICAL to Make Bass Hall Debut This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Performing Arts Fort Worth presents MATILDA THE MUSICAL June 13-18 at Bass Performance Hall, as part of the 2016-2017 Broadway at the Bass season. (more...)

Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!Breaking: HELLO, DOLLY!, ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY Lead the Pack in Drama Desk Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Earlier this morning, Laura Benanti (She Loves Me, Gypsy) and Javier Muñoz (Hamilton, In the Heights) announced the nominations for the 62nd Annual Drama Desk Awards. (more...)

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