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Based on the film Big Deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli


BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with IN THE HEIGHTS' Justin Gregory Lopez
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 8, 2017

In his second stop at St. Paul's Ordway Center, Justin Gregory Lopez plays Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS and in this interview, gives us fans a fun story about his early association with Lin-Manuel Miranda, his candid thoughts on living in Manhattan and respect for TC theatre. (more...)

Review Roundup: Did the Critics Think Stephen King's IT had 'it?'
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Another day, another Stephen King adaptation.  This time, it is for King's thriller IT, which follows a band of kids in the 80s as they face the terrifying clown of their nightmares, Pennywise. (more...)

Recording Artist Lara Fabian to Release New Album 'Camouflage' This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

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Needs No Sleep Brings the Heat on 'Don't Trip' with BigRedCap
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Armed to the teeth with booming basslines, impressive dancefloor knowhow and plenty of attitude, Needs No Sleep has been powering through 2017 like a man on a mission. (more...)

$5 Real Big Deal from Church's Chicken' Gets Even Bigger Starting Sept. 25th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Ever since the launch the Church's Chicken $5 Real Big Deal, guests have been excited about the thousands of possible combinations of the brand's hand-battered, double breaded fried chicken, home-style sides, scratch-made Honey-Butter Biscuit, and signature Jalapeo pepper. Now, Church's is taking the delicious taste of choice even further with new feature items and new flavors. Beginning September 25 th, guests ordering a $5 Real Big Deal can enjoy the brand's best-in-class Tender Strips as the feature chicken choice, as well asJalapeo Cheese Bombers as one of the two included side items. As a bonus, Church's all new sweet-and-spicy Raspberry Habanero dipping sauce will be available to those wishing to add some extra "zing" to the $5 Real Big Deal. (more...)

September Is National Chicken, Biscuit And Honey Month At Church's Chicken'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Church's Chicken , one of the world's largest quick service restaurant chicken chains, will be throwing the spotlight on three of America's most beloved comfort foods during the month of September. National Chicken Month, National Biscuit Month and National Honey Month all occur between now and September 30th across the country, and what better way to celebrate than with Church's famous hand-battered, fried chicken and scratch-made honey-butter biscuits. Both are prepared in small batches all day long, and are the perfect way for chicken, biscuit, and honey lovers to enjoy their favorite tastes. (more...)

BWW Review: 'THE ODD COUPLE' at Elmwood Playhouse
by Peter Danish - Sep 14, 2017

In 1947, Harry Truman was president, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, the first Polaroid camera was introduced and a UFO landed in Roswell, New Mexico. Oh yeah, and The Elmwood Playhouse, in Nyack, New York first opened its doors! Since then Elmwood has staged over 367 main stage productions, and had over 250,000 audience members have passed through their doors. (more...)

Original WEST SIDE STORY Stars Chita Rivera, Carol Lawrence and More Will Reunite for Dancers Over 40 Event 'COOL!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Sixty years ago this month, West Side Story opened on Broadway to become one of the best-loved musicals of all time. To celebrate this historic event, Dancers Over 40 will assemble a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime panel of original cast members nearly to the day of their 1957 debut. (more...)

EIO Outgrows Third Location
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

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Sanguine Theatre Company to Premiere Patrick Vermillion's JESSICA at IRT Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Sanguine Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Patrick Vermillion's JESSICA, directed by Emily Jackson at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), July 22-August 5. (more...)

BWW Review: Emerging Playwright Olivia Cordell Gives Us a Glimpse into the Millennial Psyche with THIS OUR NOW
by George Brietigam - Jun 7, 2017

You will feel like you are drowning when watching this modern love tale (more...)

Laborers 1091 to Celebrate 80 Years of Achievements in the Northland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

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Kimberly Immanuel, Valarie Pettiford to Star in CITY OF LIGHT at SheNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

City of Light has a charming musical theater score with music by Jan Roper, lyrics by Julie Weiner, and book by Gabrielle Wagner. The show will star Kimberly Immanuel (Pacific Overtures, The Fantasticks) as Molly. It will also feature Tony nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse, Big Deal), Anthony Norman (Newsies Nat'l Tour), Darren Bunch, Keri Safran, and Jack Cotterell. (more...)

Electric Forest Celebrates Self Expression and Diversity with MONARCH RACHEL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The 7th annual Electric Forest (EF) festival returned to its home in the beautiful forest of Rothbury, Michigan for the first of two weekends, welcoming over 40,000 fans for four days and nights of camping, live music, incredible art installations and the magic of the enchanted Sherwood Forest. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Direct New Musical CITY OF LIGHT at SheNYC Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

City of Light, a new musical by Gabrielle Wagner, Julie Weiner and Jan Roper with direction by Tony Award-winner Cady Huffman, will play three performances at the SheNYC Summer Theater Festival.  (more...)

BWW Interview: FLY BY NIGHT's Jim Lichtscheidl
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 27, 2017

Learning more about an actor who you've seen a lot in a show you've never seen before can be a lot of fun. Local actor Jim Lichtscheidl answers 6 Questions and a Plug, and is going places but won't be going anywhere. (more...)

Centripetal Unveils CleanINTERNET' Managed Security Service
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

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BWW Interview: Broadway's Dana Moore: A Keeper of the Fosse Flame!
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 27, 2017

Dana Moore, having appeared in twelve Broadway musicals, is the true embodiment of a 'Broadway Gypsy.' She's worked with some of Broadway's most influential choreographers including Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Tommy Tune, Twyla Tharp, and Graciela Daniele. Dana currently teaches musical theater dance in New York City at Marymount Manhattan College and Steps on Broadway. (more...)

Original Cast Members of A BROADWAY MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Members of the original Broadway company of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL , which only played one night on Broadway in 1978, will reunite for a concert presentation of the musical at Feinstein's/54 Below on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Guest Blog: Passport to China Days 1 & 2
by Guest Blogger: Passport to Broadway - Jun 21, 2017

Two days after Typhoon Merbok descended on Guangdong province, three theatre professionals from New York descended on the American International School of Guangzhou to begin a ten-day intensive program for twenty-nine students from the fourth to the twelfth grade. In our first three days, we cast each participant and taught all the music and half the staging and choreography for our hour-long show. Much like the rain, our pace was strong and driving, and much like the ninety-degree temperatures, our energy was high and sweat-inducing. (more...)

2017 Running of The RollerBulls in New Orleans Turns It Up a Notch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Nola Bulls, LLC announces the full lineup for the 11th edition of the world famous San Fermin in Nueva Orleans (SFNO), a.k.a. 'The Running of the Bulls in New Orleans.' Organizers say they are committed to transcending the farthest reaches of joy currently known to mortal men, taking this event it to the ultimate limits good times, great food, tasty drinks, and general feelings of 'Por Que No?' or Why Not? (more...)

Theatre/Dance Crossover WHAT IF I TOLD YOU Set for English Preview Tour Before Edinburgh Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Pauline Mayers is used to people making assumptions about her based on her gender, background and skin colour; it's been happening all of her life. But she's defied those expectations at every turn, tearing up the narrative that society tried to impose on her. (more...)

Showcasing All The Awesome Books From The 2017 BookExpo YA Buzz Panel!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 16, 2017

Today, I get to reveal the five finalists from the BookExpo Young Adult Buzz Panel. I was lucky enough to walk out with all five nominated YA titles hyped to be a Big Deal when they debut!! (more...)

BWW Review: Things Get Freaky at the Alley In FREAKY FRIDAY
by Gary Laird - Jun 15, 2017

FREAKY FRIDAY, a new musical from Disney, is based on the 1976 original movie and 2003 remake of the same name. It's a simple premise. Career mother and teenage daughter don't get along. (Stop me if you've heard this one.) (more...)

BWW Interview: KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg Talks Chipotle, Her Childhood on Broadway and Panic! at the Disco Heartthrob Brendon Urie
by Matthew Blank - Jun 15, 2017

A chat with KINKY BOOTS' Blair Goldberg, who made her Broadway debut as a child opposite Bernadette Peters in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. (more...)

Strauss Square Announces 2017 Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today the 2017 Strauss Square fall season including Herbie Hancock. The 2017 lineup will feature a diverse schedule of world-renowned musicians, storytellers and songwriters. The season will kick-off with the most amazing and authentic tribute band ABBA The Concert - A Tribute to ABBA on August 19, 2017. All shows will take place at Annette Strauss Square in the downtown Dallas Arts District. Additional shows to be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW Interview: Walking the Tightrope with Angela Meade in Bellini's IL PIRATA at Caramoor
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 7, 2017

Being an opera singer is a little like walking a tightrope without a net--no matter who you're singing with, you're out there on stage, alone, for the crowd to cheer but, also for everyone to hear each glitch or misstep in your singing. Soprano Angela Meade--who's starring as Imogene in Caramoor's concert performance of Bellini's IL PIRATA, a role debut, on July 8--not only did her first wire-walking with a major role but at a big house: the Metropolitan Opera. (more...)

BWW Review: JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK at Adventure Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 3, 2017

WOWEE WOW WOW!! Junie B. Jones and all of her friends are inhabiting Adventure Theatre this summer for a fun-filled tale of missing gloves, true loves, and fast feet. Fueled by a super colossus performance from pint-size dynamo Megan Graves in the title role and helmed by master director Rick Hammerly, Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook proves that you can enjoy a Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) show at any age. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Mario Cantone Debuts as Anthony Scaramucci on THE PRESIDENT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Last night, Mario Cantone appeared as the newly appointed White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci in the hit Comedy Central series THE PRESIDENT SHOW. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY At Lyric Theatre Brings Surprising And Profound Depth Alongside Exquisite Dancing
by Ronn Burton - Jul 27, 2017

This updated retelling of Romeo and Juliet is set in 1950s New York City, yet its themes of racism and hatred of anything deemed "different" ring especially true in today's political climate, sadly. WEST SIDE STORY is a compelling reminder of just how much hatred, prejudice, and ignorance can destroy what we all hold so dear. One of Lyric's most fully realized productions I can think of in recent memory…do yourself a favor and allow the message of this piece to penetrate your heart and mind - for truly great art has the power to influence the world. (more...)

Broadway's Mario Cantone Wants to Play Anthony Scaramucci on SNL
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Broadway's Mario Cantone revealed that he would happily take on the role of newly appointed White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at New London Barn Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

New London Barn Playhouse presents West Side Story, running now through August 6, directed by Keith Coughlin and choreographed by Michael Jablonski, with music direction by Jonathan Parks. Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, West Side Story features book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DREAMGIRLS' Loretta Devine Signs On to Indie Comedy HEADSHOP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Loretta Devine, who starred as Lorrell Robinson in the original Broadway production of DREAMGIRLS, has signed on to star in the upcoming indie comedy HEADSHOP. (more...)

BWW Vlog: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa Mañana! Vlog #2: Meet Charlie H. Ray!
by Casa Manana - Jul 24, 2017

Catch up with Charlie H. Ray. Charlie plays Andrew Jackson in this years Apprentice Program! Some of Charlie's previous credits include Rock of Ages (Franz), Children of Eden (Adam/Noah), Next to Normal (Gabe), The Sound of Music (Rolf), West Side Story (Big Deal), and more. This is Charlie's sixth and final Apprentice Program production! (more...)

BWW Review: THE PUNCH ESCROW by Tal M. Klein
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 24, 2017

Sci-Fi is always an area that's touch and go for me. Oftentimes, it stretches my mind to the point where I feel dumb because I'm not good enough at math/science to understand the concepts making up the book's core. Thankfully, in Tal. M. Klein's debut novel THE PUNCH ESCROW, the science is broken down in a way that anyone can understand. And you never feel stupid about it, either. (more...)

Readers Respond: Sondheim Weighs in on Female Bobby in COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Stephen Sondheim has allowed the upcoming West End production of Company to feature a female Bobby. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ronny Merhavi, Maor Maimon And Talli Oren Talk HAIRSPRAY
by Ronit Suzan - Jul 15, 2017

The highly anticipated musical of the summer is almost here and during this week's presentation producer and senior entrepreneur Maor Maimon as well as Ronny Merhavi (Tracy) and Talli Oren (Velma Von Tussle) shared a bit about the Israeli production of Hairspray. (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY MCGUIGAN'S ROCK TWIST at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek - Jul 13, 2017

Billy McGuigan runs on high-octane fuel and you can feel his energy emanating from the stage. This is an entertainer who works the crowd and works for the crowd. Everyone will get more than their money's worth. Believe the hype. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Set for Summer at New London Barn Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

New London Barn Playhouse presents West Side Story, running July 19 - August 6. It will be directed by Keith Coughlin and choreographed by Michael Jablonski, with music direction by Jonathan Parks. (more...)

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU Opens Friday at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

A new theatre/dance crossover exploring personal boundaries and histories opens at Summerhall's new venue. Directed by multi Fringe First winner Chris Goode. (more...)

TAJMO to Bring the Blues to the McCoy, 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band sees blues titans Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' share the stage with their bands for an exciting night of music, performing songs from their long-anticipated collaborative album TajMo released in May 2017. Each multi-Grammy Award winners in their own right, this is the first formal collaboration between the two artists. (more...)

Kendra Erika Ranks #6 on Billboard Dance Chart for 'Under My Skin'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

After releasing “Under My Skin” in Spring 2017, Kendra Erika Visionary deep house/pop singer-songwriter has reached #6 on the Billboard Dance Club chart with the alluring blend of smooth vocals, poignant lyrics and fresh, playful but precise production, making up a diverse yet consistent and edgy sound. (more...)

BWW Review: Taylor Caldwell Leads a Terrific Young Cast in Carole King and Maurice Sendak's REALLY ROSIE
by Michael Dale - Aug 6, 2017

New York City wasn't exactly the most magical place for a child to grow up in back in 1975. Crime and poverty rates were inhumanely high and when the city begged for federal assistance, the president, at least according to a Daily News headline, replied 'Drop Dead.' (more...)

Dan Wilson's 'Re-Covered' out Today via Big Deal Media, Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Today, August 4, Dan Wilson releases Re-Covered, a unique album that finds the Grammy-winning songwriter reinterpreting songs from his storied career that he wrote for and with other artists like Adele, Chris Stapleton, The Dixie Chicks and even his own band Semisonic. (more...)

BWW Interview: David Edward Hughes and His New Company SING OUT LOUISE! THEATRICALS
by Jay Irwin - Aug 18, 2017

Hello, Dear Readers. I recently got the chance to sit down with Seattle Theater staple David Edward Hughes to pick his brain on his career, his views on the state of local theater and, most importantly, his new theater company Sing Out Louise! Theatricals which will be announcing their inaugural season at their gala event on August 26th. An evening guaranteed to be filled to the brim with songs old, new and strange. (more...)

RHINOCEROS Opens Next Week at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

When a brutish rhinoceros storms through their quiet neighborhood, the townsfolk are alarmed, but gradually become supporters of rhino-ism and one by one begin to turn into rhinoceroses themselves. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORY
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 13, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Professor and Student Together on Hack Stage This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

???????For now, for this month, the two women are colleagues at Hackmatack Playhouse, bound together as actors in a story of motherhood, life, friendship and death. Next month they will again be professor and student. (more...)

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