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Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Allison Janney
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Review Roundup: BIG NIGHT at The Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play NIG NIGHT runs at the Kirk Douglas Theatre through October 8, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Photo Coverage: MCC's CHARM Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 19, 2017

MCC Theater launches its 2017-18 season with the NYC premiere of the acclaimed transgender-themed play Charm- inspired by the real-life story of Miss Gloria Allen. Charm is a play by Chicago-based, Jefferson Award-winning playwright Philip Dawkins and will be directed by Helen Hayes Award winner Will Davis. Charm opened last night, September 18, at the Lucille Lortel Theater (121 Christopher Street). BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the Big Night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of BIG NIGHT, Starring Brian Hutchinson, Wendie Malick, and More at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opened Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the opening night below! (more...)

BWW Review: BIG NIGHT Starts Humorously but Changes Direction After a Senseless Attack
by Shari Barrett - Sep 18, 2017

Master satirist Paul Rudnick blends a deep humanity with a honed sense of hilarity in this powerful and funny play about family and fame, the personal and the political, and the drive to stand up and speak out. But it is also one that promotes a very progressive political stance on human rights, especially within the gay community, with much of the dialogue presented as if they are soapbox speeches meant to sway the listener to take action. But given our current political circumstances, there is nothing wrong with encouraging people to take a stand and speak out to make the world a better and more equal place for everyone. (more...)

Paul Rudnick's BIG NIGHT Opens Tonight at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opens tonight, September 16, at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' is currently in previews. Performances will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens Season with IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2017-18 season with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Jean Randich will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from October 5th through October 15 th, 2017. For tickets and information, please visit crt.uconn.edu or call (860) 486-2113. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at Brian Hutchison, Wendie Malick and More in BIG NIGHT at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night' opens Saturday, September 16 at 8 p.m. at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' is currently in previews. Performances will continue through October 8, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BIG NIGHT Comes to the Douglas This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

It is the night of the Oscars and a working actor turned Oscar nominee knows that his life is about to change he just doesn't know how profoundly. His transgender nephew has plans for his speech, his young agent has plans for his future, his unstoppable mother has plans for the catering and his partner is nowhere to be found. (more...)

Universal Windows Direct Customers Score Big with No-Cost Windows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look - THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens Tonight at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) opens its 2017-18 season with Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. Jean Randich will direct. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgenson Theatre from tonight, October 5th, through October 15th, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 30, 2017

RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD brings the music and lyrics of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter to the stage. This new musical set in 1920s Maryland tells the fantastical and comedic tale of Jackson Jones and his family of swindlers as they gamble their way to love and riches. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Stars Go 'Round the Red Carpet for Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 24, 2017

The 25th Anniversary Gala was held last night, October 23 at 8PM at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street), honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth. Check out photos from the Big Night below! (more...)

Kids Eat Free At McAlister's Deli' On Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

No tricks, only treats at McAlister's Deli this Halloween! On Tuesday, October 31, McAlister's is offering free kids meals to costumed guests ages 12 and under. Little goblins and ghouls can fill up on spooky sandwiches, magical mac & cheese and scary spuds from the Kids Menu before a Big Night of Trick-or-Treating. (more...)

Stephen Cole and Todd Ellison's New Musical THE BLACK AND WHITE BALL to Receive Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

It's 1966. Summer in New York City. America is a country in transition. Racial tensions are coming to a head. Black Power is a new catch-phrase in all the daily papers. The country is divided. Protests and violence are everywhere. The classes are ready to clash! (more...)

Tony Shalhoub and Brooke Adams to Star in Staged Reading of FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH at CSC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founding Artistic Director Steve Maler is pleased to welcome the return of Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to the Sorenson stage for the staged reading of Bertolt Brecht's drama Fear and Misery in the Third Reich. (more...)

Andy Cohen Replaces Kathy Griffin on Anderson Cooper's CNN New Year's Eve Special
by TV News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Bravo's Andy Cohen has officially replaced Kathy Griffin as Anderson Cooper's co-host on CNN's New Year's Eve Special, as reported by Deadline. (more...)

Music Connects Us All! Meet the Full Company of THE BAND'S VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 9, 2017

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT opens tonight, November 9, 2017, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Get ready for tonight's official bows and scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

TONIGHT SHOW Dominates Week with Biggest Margin of Season in Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON has dominated the ratings week of Nov. 20-24 in the key late-night demographic of adults 18-49, with Tonight's biggest margin over #2 so far this season, according to live plus same day results from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

James Lecesne in EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES, Reading Series Coming Up This December at Abingdon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

This December, Abingdon Theatre Company continues its 25th Anniversary Season with two very special events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Allison Janney Named Honorary Chair of 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

The Women's Voices Theater Festival has announced that Allison Janney, award-winning star of stage, screen, and film, is the 2018 Festival's Honorary Chair. (more...)

Citizens Theatre Announces Full Spring 2018 Season Listings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

The Citizens Theatre has announced details of the final season to be presented at its home at 119 Gorbals Street before work commences on a major redevelopment of the iconic Glasgow venue. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw Presents-VOTES FOR WOMEN
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 21, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group continued its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presented its 128th concert presentation, Votes for Women, a rare staging of the 1907 play by Elizabeth Robins, for one night only, on Monday, November 20th, at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld attended the Big Night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HOT MESS at the Jerry Orbach Theatre
by Linda Lenzi - Nov 17, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree(The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), opened last night, November 16th at the Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the Big Night and you can check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE BAND'S VISIT Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT opened officially just last night, November 9, 2017, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and you can check out photos from the curtain call and after party festivities below! (more...)

BWW TV: Dark, Thrilling, Strange & Sweet- Go Inside THE BAND'S VISIT's Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT opened officially just last night, November 9, 2017, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and we're taking you inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for THE BAND'S VISIT!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 10, 2017

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT opened officially just last night, November 9, 2017, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the Big Night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

Allison Janney Wins GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD for Best Supporting Actress
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2018

Allison Janney has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for her performance in I, TANYA. (more...)

Chance Theater's 20th Anniversary Season Kicks Off On February 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Chance Theater is thrilled to announce its 20th Anniversary Season, which will be the fourth to employ both stages in its home at the Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Next year will feature eight fully-staged productions, and two workshops and three staged readings of new plays still in development. (more...)

BWW TV: John Lithgow Tells His Story on Opening Night of STORIES BY HEART!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Jan 13, 2018

Virtuosity and imagination combine in one utterly unique event, as Tony and Emmy Award winner John Lithgow creates a singularly intimate evening. With equal measures of humor and heart, he evokes memories of family, explores and expands the limits of the actor's craft, and masterfully conjures a cast of indelible characters from classic short stories by Ring Lardner and P. G. Wodehouse. Lithgow elevates the magic of storytelling to masterful new heights. (more...)


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Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, The Official Bubbly Of Times Square New Year's Eve, Kicks Off 'Bring the Bubbly' Nationwide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Today, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, America's favorite wine brand and the Official Bubbly of Times Square New Year's Eve, is kicking off the Bring the Bubbly tour. This nationwide journey will transport the official bottles of New Year's Eve bubbly from Barefoot's home state of California to the home of New Year's Eve, Times Square in New York. The Bring the Bubbly tour will be hosted by Allison Hagendorf, the official host of New Year's Eve Times Square, who will board the Barefoot Bus in California and bring the magic of Manhattan to cities around the country, helping to raise money for local charities that embody Barefoot's unique brand spirit. (more...)

Allison Janney to Receive Palm Springs Film Festival's Spotlight Award
by Movies News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Allison Janney with the Spotlight Award - Actress at its annual Film Awards Gala for her performance in I, Tonya. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Tuesday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-15, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Live From the Red Carpet at the Opening of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2017

It's the Big Night for the company of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND! The show opens tonight, December 3, at the Circle in the Square. Follow along with our Facebook Live video, featuring Richie Ridge, as the stars arrive on the red carpet! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jason Danieley, Julia Murney, Bryce Pinkham & More Sing from Transport Group's MAN OF LA MANCHA!
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2017

Transport Group just presented Man of La Mancha - its first musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series. The special event starred John Cariani (Tony nominee, The Band's Visit), Jason Danieley (Drama Desk nominee, The Visit), Santino Fontana (Tony nominee, Cinderella), Marc Kudisch (Tony nominee, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Julia Murney (Drama Desk nominee, The Wild Party), Bryce Pinkham (Tony Nominee, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Andrew Samonksy (Drama Desk nominee, Queen of the Mist) and Mary Testa (Tony nominee & Drama Desk winner, The Portuguese Kid). (more...)

BWW TV: Mark Rylance & Company Celebrate Opening Night of FARINELLI AND THE KING
by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Farinelli and the King, starring three-time Tony Award-winner (Twelfth Night, Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies) Mark Rylance, opened last night, December 17, 2017 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The production plays a strictly limited engagement for 16 weeks only through Sunday, March 25, 2018. (more...)

Paramount Network Presents Star-Studded LIP SYNC BATTLE LIVE: A MICHAEL JACKSON CELEBRATION, 1/18
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

'LIP SYNC BATTLE LIVE: A MICHAEL JACKSON CELEBRATION' will be a landmark television event celebrating the legendary entertainment icon, The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00pm. (more...)

Scoop: LIP SYNC BATTLE LIVE: A MICHAEL JACKSON CELEBRATION To Launch Paramount Network 1/18
by TV Scoop - Dec 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on LIP SYNC BATTLE LIVE: A MICHAEL JACKSON CELEBRATION To Launch Paramount Network 1/18, airing on CBS on Wednesday, December 13, 2017! (more...)

Everyman Theatre Has Instituted A Collaboration Of Its Plays With The Snf Parkway Movie Theater
by Charles Shubow - Dec 13, 2017

Erich Hatch, Director of Programming for the SNF Parkway Theater and the Maryland Film Festival hopes this program will enhance the enjoyment of its plays at the Everyman Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 11th, 2017: DAMN YANKEES Benefit Concert, CRUEL INTENTIONS Opens, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 11, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top news: Cruel Intentions opens off Broadway, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Earl Jones join forces for Roundabout's DAMN YANKEES Benefit, and more! (more...)

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, The Official Bubbly Of Times Square New Year's Eve, Kicks Off 'Bring the Bubbly' Nationwide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Today, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, America's favorite wine brand and the Official Bubbly of Times Square New Year's Eve, is kicking off the Bring the Bubbly tour. This nationwide journey will transport the official bottles of New Year's Eve bubbly from Barefoot's home state of California to the home of New Year's Eve, Times Square in New York. The Bring the Bubbly tour will be hosted by Allison Hagendorf, the official host of New Year's Eve Times Square, who will board the Barefoot Bus in California and bring the magic of Manhattan to cities around the country, helping to raise money for local charities that embody Barefoot's unique brand spirit. (more...)

BWW TV: Finding the Colors of Christmas- William Ivey Long Explains the Costumes of A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE!
by TV - Press Previews - Dec 10, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in California. That's because the cast and creative team of Fox's next big live musical, A CHRISTMAS STORY, are busy making final preparations for the Big Night. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hal Prince Joins PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast for Royal Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opened just last night, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opened just last night, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Prince Hal Makes a Royal Return to Broadway with PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opened just last night, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

MTV Partners with Facebook, Holo, Instagram and More Ahead of the 2017 VMAs
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

MTV today announced two augmented reality (AR) experiences, including a partnership with Viacom NEXT to launch the VMA AR studio Moon Person camera effect on Facebook. (more...)

Broadway Jukebox: Sing Along to the Shows of Hal Prince!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

In anticipation of the Big Night, we're bringing you a Princely playlist that covers all of his greatest hits (and even some flops)! Tune in below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for Paul Rudnick's New Play BIG NIGHT at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Rehearsals have begun for the world premiere of Paul Rudnick's new play 'Big Night.' Directed by Tony winner Walter Bobbie ('Chicago' and 'Bright Star'), 'Big Night' begins previews September 10, opens September 16 and continues through October 8, 2017, at Center Theatre Group's Kirk Douglas Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

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