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BWW Review: Christian Murder Mystery, 'Bad Manners At The Dinner Table'
by Vickie Evans - Jul 31, 2017

'Bad Manners At The Dinner Table' is a Christian Murder Mystery, written by Aalani Necole that is based on the principle of the Seven Deadly Sins. Performed in Charlotte, NC at the Little Rock Cultural Center. (more...)

MISS AMERICA Announces Preliminary Competition Week Judges for Non-Broadcast Segments
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Miss America Organization and dick clark productions announced today the panel of judges for the non-broadcast preliminary rounds of THE 2018 MISS AMERICA. (more...)

L'Ermitage Foundation To Present Cellists Ruslan Biryukov and Nathan Le, World Premiere Performance of New CD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

L'Ermitage Foundation, will present Cello Teacher Ruslan Biryukov and his Cello Student Nathan Le, in the World Premiere Performance of their new CD titled, CELLO PINNACLE, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard, at the intersection of I 405, in Bel Air, CA  90049. (more...)

Iconic Rapper T.I. Announces the First-Ever Hustle Gang Album & World Premiere for 'Do No Wrong' Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Rap Music's undeniable “King of the South”, Tip “T.I.” Harris, has just announced the official release of the new Hustle Gang album. Entitled “We Want Smoke”, this collaborative effort set for a September 15th release, will be a first for T.I. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Lyric Opera Announces Casting for Spring Run of FELLOW TRAVELERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lyric Unlimited has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of Fellow Travelers. Tenor Jonas Hacker and baritone Joseph Lattanzi will sing the lead roles of Timothy Laughlin and Hawkins Fuller, two men who fall in love during the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington D.C. Devon Guthrie will sing the role of Mary Johnson, Hawkins's assistant and Timothy's confidante. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 27th, 2017: REBEL VERSES Kicks Off with Daphne Rubin-Vega and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Daphne Rubin-Vega will appear at REBEL VERSES today! (more...)

DVR Alert - Sutton Foster, Michael Moore Stop by LATE SHOW on CBS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

BWW has learned that on Monday, July 24th, Broadway alum Laura Benanti will stop by THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on CBS. Will the Tony winner make another appearance as First Lady Melania Trump? (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 26th, 2017: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Begins at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' begins as part of the Encores! Off-Center series tonight! (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Explains Why 'We Are All Melania Trump' on LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti recounted the quick turnaround required to pull off her impression of the now-First Lady on a live taping of the show. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 25, 2017
by - Jul 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

EPIX Sets Premiere Dates for Original Fall Programming
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Premium network EPIX®, an MGM company, has set premiere dates for three of its fall originals, it was announced today at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. (more...)

Liverpool Pride To Fly The Flag This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Liverpool Pride is back this weekend with a two-day celebration of all things LGBT+. Following the successful relocation of the festival in 2016, Liverpool Pride will return to St Georges Quarter for the second year on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th July sponsored by Barclays.  (more...)

BWW BLOG: Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz
by Jessica Vanek - Jul 24, 2017

Ann Hampton Callaway Presents THE ELLA CENTURY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz at the Smith Center in Las Vegas (more...)

Broadway's Laura Benanti Talks Spot-On Melania Trump Impersonations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 24, 2017

In a new interview with USA Today, Laura Benanti discusses her recent appearances on CBS's LATE SHOW on which she does a spot-on impersonation of Melania Trump. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 23, 2017
by - Jul 23, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/22/2017
by - Jul 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/22/2017. (more...)

TLC Presents Hour-Long Special GROWING UP EVANCHO, 8/9
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Get a glimpse into the life of Jackie Evancho and her family in the hour-long special GROWING UP EVANCHO on Wednesday, August 9 at 10/9c on TLC. (more...)

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for The Jim Henson Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

At a celebratory opening ceremony for The Jim Henson Exhibition, housed in a new gallery at Museum of the Moving Image funded by The City of New York, the First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray, the Museum's Executive Director Carl Goodman, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer were joined by Jim Henson's daughter Cheryl Henson, and special appearances by Abby Cadabby, Red Fraggle, and Fozzie Bear, among other guests. This major new exhibition is dedicated to the life and legacy of Jim Henson, who was a singular creative figure in the realms of television, film, and puppetry-and a New Yorker who made the City his base for family and work. The Jim Henson Exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, July 22. (more...)

VIDEO: New2NY Series presents ME & ELLA
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017

Next up in the New2NY Series is 'Me & Ella'. Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook. Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson's Me & Ella is a valentine to the 'First Lady of Song.' Ms. Frierson's personal storytelling and song stylings provide a loving glimpse into why Ella's music, heart and determination to overcome the challenges in her life and career continue to inspire. Me & Ella was featured last season as part of the York's Developmental Reading Series and commemorates the centennial of the legendary songstress. (more...)

BWW Review: Capital Fringe's LANCER AND LACE Asks What If?
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 18, 2017

What could have been a thoughtful examination of what a Kennedy Presidency could have looked like instead comes off like a cheap political thriller and soap opera. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ME & ELLA Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 17, 2017

The York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced') opened last night, July 16. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ME & ELLA at the York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Set against the restless backdrop of the 20th Century and the lush serenity of the Ella Fitzgerald songbook, Broadway veteran Andrea Frierson's Me & Ella is a valentine to the "First Lady of Song." (more...)

BJ's Wholesale Club and Celebrity Chef Ellie Krieger Team Up to Help Families Save on Fresh, Delicious Summer Recipes
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

BJ's Wholesale Club is joining forces with Ellie Krieger, host and executive producer of the Public Television cooking series "Ellie's Real Good Food" and leading go-to nutritionist, on a summer series of fresh, healthy recipes and food-shopping tips. Throughout the summer, BJ's and Krieger will share original recipes on their social media platforms and offer expert tips on how to shop smart and save smart when it comes to food. (more...)

York Theatre Company's ME & ELLA Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella (more...)

Ford Amphitheatre Reopens with Civic Dedication Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre reopened today with a civic dedication ceremony, marking the completion of a multi-year construction project that has restored, upgraded and enhanced this iconic and historic venue on Cahuenga Boulevard East in the Hollywood Hills. Dancers and musicians from the troupe Viver Brasil, among the artists to be featured in the 2017 Ford summer season, led a celebratory procession to the venue's completely new stage, where LA County 3rd District Supervisor Sheila Kuehl cut a red ribbon to inaugurate an era of broadened programming, national artistic partnerships, and improved technical facilities and audience amenities. The latter includes the new Ford Terrace Cafe on the new Zev Yaroslavsky Terrace, "The Zev," which was dedicated today in honor of retired LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who championed the Ford's revitalization during his 20 years as 3rd District Supervisor. (more...)


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BWW Morning Brief July 14th, 2017 - New 'Roxie' in CHICAGO, ME & ELLA and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Robyn Hurder joins Broadway's CHICAGO tonight for a limited run as 'Roxie', and ME & ELLA opens at York Theatre Company on Sunday! (more...)

Vocal Legend Marilyn Maye to Launch American Pops Orchestra's Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will launch their all-star third season with a special benefit event featuring a rare DC-area appearance of vocal legend Marilyn Maye. (more...)

Kevin Durant, Simone Biles Among Winners of The 25th ESPYS; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

On Wednesday evening, the biggest stars from sports and entertainment converged at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles to celebrate the year's best moments in sports at “The 25th ESPYS Presented by Capital One.” The show was hosted by five-time NFL MVP and two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning and aired live on ABC. (more...)

Mark DeGarmo Dance Celebrates 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Mark DeGarmo Dance (MDD) is a not-for-profit charity founded in 1987 with a three-part mission: Education, Performance and Intercultural Community. For 30 years, MDD has provided interdisciplinary dance arts education programs to disenfranchised, economically challenged kids, families, and schools across New York City's five boroughs. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aalani Renee Necole: Bad Manners At The Dinner Table
by Vickie Evans - Jul 13, 2017

'Bad Manners At the Dinner Table', written by Aalani Renee Nicole, will be performed at the Little Rock Cultural Center, in Charlotte, NC, July 29th and August 26th. It is a Christian murder mystery characterizing the 'seven deadly sins'. (more...)

Michael Harrington Joins Theatreworks USA as New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

After an extensive search, Artistic Director Barbara Pasternack and the Board of Theatreworks USA have announced that Michael Harrington has been tapped to be the new Managing Director of the award-winning 55-year-old organization. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast, Creatives of ME & ELLA at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Below, meet the cast and creative team of the York Theatre Company's 2017 summer New2NY Series presentation of the new musical Me & Ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson (Once on This Island, The Lion King), direction by the Tony Award-winning team of Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only), with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel (Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, 'Happily Divorced')! (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Premiere Michael McKeever's FINDING MONA LISA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre will cap off the 2016 - 2017 Mainstage Season with the World Premiere of Finding Mona Lisa, an intriguing new play written by South Florida's prolific award-winning playwright Michael McKeever, from July 12 - August 13, 2017. (more...)

The Barn Players to Present GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to present the Tony Award winning musical "Grey Gardens," Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. Based on a 1975 documentary, the musical tells the true life story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows this mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to recluses in a crumbling house filled with memory and cats.  (more...)

PRiMA Theatre Announces Cast of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

PRiMA Theatre is offering a fresh imagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA, known to theatre audiences as a musical masterpiece. "Our take on EVITA will offer a new look at a historic story that carries universal themes." (more...)

BWW Review: Roxy Regional's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Takes You Back Home
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 8, 2017

Nothing seems to spark so much debate among the theaterati than the announcement of an upcoming production of a show considered overdone, old-fashioned or somehow hackneyed and quasi-provincial. Take for example, Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias - the somewhat nostalgic and Southern-fried seriocomic tale of six women who gather every Saturday morning in a Louisiana beauty shop to have their bouffants teased, their shags trimmed, popular recipes swapped and the lives of their neighbors vivisected in the relative sanctity of a women-only establishment - that has been a part of contemporary literature since its 1987 premiere at off-Broadway's WPA Theatre 'up north' in New York. (more...)

Breaking: Amy Schumer, Laura Benanti, Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk to Lead Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just officially learned that Steve Martin's new play METEOR SHOWER will be coming to Broadway's Booth Theatre this fall starring Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian Amy Schumer, Tony-winner Laura Benanti, another Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Keegan-Michael Key, and Alan Tudyk. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kate Rockwell & More Join THE CREATIONS OF KATIE THOMPSON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Katie Thompson in New Writers at 54: The Creations of Katie Thompson on Sunday, August 13 at 7:00 PM. Katie Thompson (Giant, Big Fish) brings her talented Broadway friends to Feinstein's/54 Below to debut original songs from this songwriter's many projects in the making. The concert will also feature selections from her new musical one act "Sleeping in the Ground" which recently had its first developmental lab directed by Andy Sandberg, and choreographed by Shea Sullivan. www.katiethompson.com (more...)

Ruth's Chris Steak House To Host Dinner Featuring The World's Best Champagnes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2017

Continuing the TasteMaker tradition, Ruth's Chris Steak House is serving an exceptional five-course dining experience featuring the world's best Champagnes. Hosted exclusively at Ruth's Chris Steak House locations across the nation on August 17 and 18, the dinner celebration will be the fifth in a series of acclaimed TasteMaker Dinners. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in the Nashville Area (8/4/17)
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 4, 2017

Looking for a challenging role or to embark upon a new onstage adventure? Here is the latest audition information to come to the BroadwayWorld Nashville newsdesk. (more...)

Real Life Tragicomedy Takes the Stage in GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to present the Tony Award winning musical 'Grey Gardens,' Friday, September 15th through Sunday, October 1st. Based on a 1975 documentary, the musical tells the true life story of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Set in 1941 and 1973 at the Bouvier mansion in East Hampton, this bold musical follows this mother and daughter on their hilarious and heartbreaking journey from glamorous aristocrats to recluses in a crumbling house filled with memory and cats. (more...)

Review Roundup: EVITA Arrives on the West End!
by Review Roundups - Aug 4, 2017

Following its smash hit run at London's Dominion Theatre, Bill Kenwright's production of the extraordinary musical, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, is thrilling audiences once again across the UK. Taking on the iconic role of Eva Peron is one of musical theatre's most exciting leading ladies today, Emma Hatton. Making his UK debut is leading Italian performer Gian Marco Schiaretti as Che. Joining them will be Kevin Stephen-Jones, set to play Argentine President Juan Peron. (more...)

Rachel Crow Debuts Official Music Video for 'Dime'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Singer-songwriter and actress Rachel Crow releases her new dance-floor ready video for“Dime” TODAY via S-Curve Records. The infectious new track, co-written by Rachel with producers Jack and Ryan Met from the group AJR, finds the songstress professing her self-worth over spellbinding layers of drums and synths. (more...)

Gloria Estefan, Carmen de Lavallade Among 2017 KENNEDY CENTER Honorees
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The Kennedy Center Honors announced today that its honorees for 2017 will be actress, dancer and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, singer-songwriter and actress Gloria Estefan, hip hop artist LL COOL J, television writer and producer Norman Lear and renowned musician and record producer Lionel Richie. (more...)

Pashion Duncan Cast in THE DISAPPEARANCE OF EARTHA KITT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Vincent Victoria is proud to announce the casting of actress Pashion Duncan as the legendary entertainer Eartha Kitt from ages 45-50 in his upcoming play The Disappearance of Eartha Kitt. Duncan, a versatile singer/actress, has toured in plays across the United States including Lorraine Hansberry's Too Be Young Gifted and Black and works by local favorite Thomas Meloncon. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Feature Michelle Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA — Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra — have announced their all-star 2017-2018 season. The diverse line-up will include a tribute to legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin, a special evening combining yoga with the APO's favorite standards, a new family show based on the classic tale Around the World in 80 Days, and a program celebrating the wit of iconic songwriter Cole Porter. Unless otherwise noted, all shows are at the Orchestra's new home, Arena Stage at The Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth Street SW). Tickets to all shows are now on sale at www.AmericanPops.org. (more...)

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