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Video: Highlights From This Week's REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2018

Check out highlights from “Real Time with Bill Maher” for Friday, March 16, 2018.  (more...)

BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR Burns Out Too Soon
by P'nina Topham - Mar 17, 2018

BRIGHT STAR follows two pairs of star-crossed lovers, two decades apart, all against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. And now through March 25, the Tony Award-nominated musical makes its home at the Hobby Center. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2018

Director and Producer, Bonnie Lythgoe is thrilled she now has the perfect cast announcing, MELISSA TKAUTZ will play the 'Good Fairy' in SLEEPING BEAUTY - "A KNIGHT AVENGER'S TALE" when it opens at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre on 29 June playing to 8 July and then to Sydney from 13 to 22 July 2018.  (more...)

IMPRINT Theatreworks Announces Cast of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

IMPRINT Theatreworks debuts All Star Cast and Creative Team for the DFW premiere production of the rock musical, MURDER BALLAD by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash. (more...)

Alison Chernick's ITZHAK Opens Today In Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

From Schubert to Strauss, Bach to Brahms, Mozart to…Billy Joel, Itzhak Perlman's violin playing transcends mere performance to evoke the celebrations and struggles of real life; “praying with the violin,” says renowned Tel Aviv violinmaker Amnon Weinstein. Alison Chernick's enchanting documentary looks beyond the sublime musician to see the polio survivor whose parents emigrated from Poland to Israel, and the young man who struggled to be taken seriously as a music student when schools saw only his disability. (more...)

BWW Review: Keegan Theatre Gives Them the Old Razzle Dazzle in CHICAGO
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 16, 2018

So "start the car, I know a whoopee spot. Where the gin is cold, but the piano's hot," and it is Keegan Theatre. (more...)

Birdland Presents The Tristano Project and More Week of March 26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The Tristano Project, Emilio Solla y La Inestable de Brooklyn, JayCee Driesen 'Born To Sing', and more head to Birdland the week of March 26! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

 Julio Martinez-hosts arts in Review, celebrating the best in theater and cabaret in the greater Los Angeles area, Fridays (2-2:30pm) on KPFK (90.7FM). Today, March 16, Julio will be talking to playwright Justin Tanner and director Lisa James, discussing the premiere run of 'El Niño,' running at Rogue Machine playing  April 2. (more...)

The RRazz Room Spring 2018 Cabaret Series Continues With Singing & Comedy Brother Duo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Will & Anthony put their fresh take on Jazz Standards, 60's Hits, Broadway Classics to Pavarotti, Billy Joel and Adele…"The New Classics" is an unforgettable evening of music and laughs where everything sounds new and always feels familiar.  (more...)

New Film GONE ARE THE DAYS Opens 3/23
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Oculi Entertainment, Directional Entertainment are proud to announce the release of their new film Gone Are the Days, an early twentieth-century Old West drama starring, Golden Globe nominee, Lance Henriksen and Academy Award nominee Tom Berenger, and also starring Danny Trejo, directed by Mark Landre Gould. (more...)

VIDEO: THE BAND'S VISIT Stars Sing for Artists For World Peace
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2018

Artists for World Peace, a nonprofit organization, recently hosted its 7th annual Broadway event at The Cutting Room. The show was produced by Broadway's own Sharone Sayegh and Wendy Black-Nasta, the founder of AFWP. Among the performers were stars of the Broadway hit THE BAND'S VISIT. Watch below to see the cast sing for world peace! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Announces the World Premiere of NATHAN GUNN FLYING SOLO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to present the sixth show in its 97th season, the world premiere of NATHAN GUNN FLYING SOLO, written and directed by Hershey Felder, with musical direction by Michael Bagby. (more...)

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express! Meet the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 16, 2018

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is ready to il-lumos-nate your mind, tug at your dragon heart strings, and most importantly, welcome you back home to Hogwarts as it begins previews tonight. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Ridgefield to Screen the Met's LUISA MILLER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

???????Placido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Metropolitan Opera career when he stars in Luisa Miller, a rarely performed Verdi gem that is a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. (more...)

Gregory Darling Releases New MY SLEEPING HEART Video + New Album MADLY Out April 27
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

American singer, songwriter and musician GREGORY DARLING partnered with Elmore Magazine (3/13) to premiere the lead single 'My Sleeping Heart' and itsofficial video. The song is from DARLING's forthcoming U.S. debut solo album MADLY, due out April 27 on FOD Records. Click here to watch the performance-style video which features DARLING and his bandmates: Manny Elias (Tears For Fears) on drums, Nigel Harrison(Blondie) on bass and Dani Robinson (Billy Cox Band of Gypsies Experience) on guitar.   (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Jordan Brings New Show EXPOSED to Catalina Bar & Grill For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Emmy Award-winner Leslie Jordan appeared in his new show Exposed for one night only at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, March 11, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Madison Square Garden Announces Billy Joel's 57th Consecutive Show, On Sale 3/23
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today the unprecedented 57th consecutive show by legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The October show is part of his residency at The World's Most Famous Arena, which began in January 2014 with Joel playing one show per month at The Garden. The October 2018 show will be Joel's 103rd all-time performance at The Garden. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Omaha Community Playhouse Reveals its 2018-2019 Season to a Packed House
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 15, 2018

Omaha Community Playhouse revealed its 2018-2019 Season to an eager audience on Tuesday night. From SHREK to OF MICE AND MEN, there will be something for everyone. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK Star To Lead The BSP's Cast Recording Experience
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

After two successful consecutive runs on School of Rock (Broadway and Broadway's First National Tour as Tomika), 13-year-old star Gianna Harris will lead young aspiring artist ages 9-17, in The Broadway Star Project's Cast Recording Experience! (more...)

Arts & Ideas Presents Mark Morris' PEPPERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The 2018 International Festival of Arts & Ideas will welcome back Mark Morris Dance Group for the New England premiere of Pepperland for two performances, June 21 and 22 at 8PM, at the Shubert Theater (247 College Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Platt Shares WEST SIDE STORY Audition Tape Performance of 'Maria'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Ben Platt took to Twitter today to share an audition tape of himself singing 'Maria' from West Side Story. A film remake by Steven Spielberg is currently in the works but no word on if that's the project Platt was auditioning for or his involvement, if any. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces April 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Operadagen Rotterdam 2018 Launches Programme And Ticket Sales
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Operadagen Rotterdam, the festival for contemporary opera and music theatre, will be held from 18 through 27 May 2018. The programme was launched today as online ticket sales commence. 100+ performances can be enjoyed in Rotterdam's major theatres as well as at exciting inside and outside locations across the city. This year's festival theme is Heroism, with narratives revolving around the challenges and trials inherent to every hero's journey. Operadagen Rotterdam is an important meeting place for opera and music theatre professionals from around the world. This year the festival will host a programme developed by the international network organisation Opera Europa for the second time. Operadagen Rotterdam awards prizes to makers of innovative music theatre during the GALA!, now in its second edition. (more...)

BWW Review: BILLY ELLIOT at D Cube Art Center- An Invitation From Billy has Arrived in 7 Years!
by Jimin Lee - Mar 15, 2018

It has been 7 years since the last performance of Billy ELLIOT (Korean production). Ever since that, it has been one of the shows that fans highly requested for a second production. However, there was no news until last year when Seensee Company dropped hints of the return of Billy ELLIOT. Soon enough, the cast was announced and the Korean audiences were invited to join Billy's journey from November 29th, 2017. (more...)

THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY Comes To The 14th Street Y As Part Of The Genesis Plays
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

THE IN[HEIR]ITANCE PROJECT and THE 14TH STREET Y are pleased to present THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY, as part of The Genesis Plays, a collection of plays inspired by stories in the book of Genesis, and devised with communities in different US cities. Created in a collaborative process led by Jon Adam Ross and directed by Chantal Pavageaux, featuring a film directed and produced by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Ilana Trachtman (Praying with Lior), THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY performs in rep (with four other plays) during a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St at 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003). Performances begin Tuesday, May 1st and continue through Wednesday, May 16, 2018. (more...)

Disney Junior Orders Third Season of Hit Series MICKEY AND THE ROADSTER RACERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Disney Junior has ordered a third season of the animated 'Mickey and the Roadster Racers,' Disney Channel's #1 series among Kids 2-5. Production will continue as season two of the hit series – with a remarkable guest cast throughout – debuts FRIDAY, APRIL 13 (9:30 a.m., EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel.  New episodes will also be available on the DisneyNOW app and Disney Junior VOD that day. (more...)

Luann De Lesseps Returns to 54 Below with #COUNTESSANDFRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

Everyone's favorite Countess from Bravo's hit series "Real Housewives of New York" brings her cabaret show  #countessandfriends back to Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 West 54th Street for five performances - May15 at 9:30 pm; May 18 at 7:00 pm, May 19 at 7:00 pm, May 30 at 7:00 pm and May 31 at 9:30 pm.  Tickets to the public go on sale on Friday , March 16 at 12 noon. (more...)

The Barrow Group's A WALK IN THE WOODS Begins Saturday, March 17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Barrow Group Theatre Company (Seth Barrish and Lee Brock, Co-Artistic Directors; Robert Serrell, Executive Director), recipient of aDrama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award, concludes their 2017-2018 season with the New York revival of A Walk in the Woods, a play by Lee Blessing. Directed by Donna Jean (DJ) Fogel, the two-member cast features K. Lorrel Manning as John Honeyman, an American negotiator and Martin Van Treuren as Andrey Botvinnik, a career Russian diplomat. (more...)

The In[heir]itance Project And The 14th Street Y Present THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

??????? THE IN[HEIR]ITANCE PROJECT and THE 14TH STREET Y are pleased to present THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY, as part of The Genesis Plays, a collection of plays inspired by stories in the book of Genesis, and devised with communities in different US cities. Created in a collaborative process led by Jon Adam Ross and directed by Chantal Pavageaux, featuring a film directed and produced by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Ilana Trachtman (Praying with Lior), THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY performs in rep (with four other plays) during a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St at 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003). Performances begin Tuesday, May 1st and continue through Wednesday, May 16, 2018.   (more...)

El Portal Theatre Presents THERE ARE WORSE THINGS I COULD DO: An Evening With Adrienne Barbeau
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

El Portal Theatre proudly presents, There are Worse Things I Could Do, An Evening with Adrienne Barbeau on the Debbie Reynolds Mainstage at the historic El Portal Theatre in the NOHO Arts District.  This two night only special engagement will be presented April 6 & 7, 2018. El Portal Theatre is located at  5269 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, California.  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams with Ben Platt for the Next #Hamildrop!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

What's the next #Hamildrop? Lin-Manuel Miranda just announced via Twitter that the March installment will feature fellow Tony winner Ben Platt! (more...)

GLEE Alum Harry Shum Jr. Joins Josh Hutcherson for Upcoming Thriller PLUME
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

According to Deadline, Harry Shum Jr. and Shiloh Fernandez have signed on for key supporting roles in the Mike Gan written and directed thriller Plume, joining previously announced cast Josh Hutcherson, Suki Waterhouse, and Tilda Cobham-Hervey. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Rachel Channels Her Inner Fraulein Maria in the Latest Episode of Rachel Unraveled!
by Rachel Unraveled - Mar 14, 2018

It's time for another episode of BroadwayWorld's newest web series, Rachel Unraveled. In this episode, Rachel channels Fraulein Maria when she is asked to babysit for Jaclyn, the casting director.cStarring Rachel Ravel, Austin Spero, Olivia Caridi, Jon Rua, Maria-Christina Oliveras. Directed by Rachel Ravel and Austin Spero. Written by Billy Recce, Rachel Ravel, and Austin Spero. Original music and lyrics by Billy Recce. (more...)

A TRIBUTE TO THE DIXIE CHICKS Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "A Tribute to the Dixie Chicks" on March 29, 2018. (more...)

Kokandy Productions Presents GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the final production of its fifth anniversary season: the Tony Award-nominated musical GRAND HOTEL, playing April 15 - May 27, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Featuring a book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the Kokandy production will be directed by Artistic Producer John D. Glover, with music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Brenda Didier. (more...)

LEGENDS OF AIRPOWER Returns to Public Television this Summer
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Legends of Airpower, the groundbreaking aviation history series that has been broadcast on Public Television, Speed Network, Discovery Wings and Discovery Military Channel is set to take-off again this May. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare to Present World Premiere of BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, and More in 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare announces today fourteen productions in the Theater's 2018/19 Season-encompassing the dynamic and diverse range of offerings which have come to characterize a company that defies theatrical category. The season features programming across Chicago Shakespeare's performance spaces-the Courtyard Theater, the theater Upstairs, The Yard, and even in the lobby's Pub-fully activating the Theater's vibrant and multifaceted campus on Navy Pier. (more...)

NYC's Timothy Dark Announces DOG DAY AFTERNOON EP, Previews SHE PUTS A SPELL ON ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

New York-based artist Timothy Dark has announced his forthcoming EP 'Dark Day Afternoon', which is slated for release on March 30. This five-track offering is preceded by the release's lead single 'She Put a Spell on Me'. The EP was co-produced by Robb Torres and Timothy Dark for Darkseed Entertainment at Quartier General Studios in Los Angeles. (more...)

Broken Box Mime Theater Presents DESTINATION EVERYWHERE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

???????The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF) are pleased to announce programming for the third annual Tilt Kids Festival, featuring six premieres of whimsical, thoughtful, and rigorously made works for children across six venues throughout New York City, March 3-18. Described by The New York Times as "French in origin, fantastical in concept, and freewheeling in execution," the festival will engage kids of all ages with the work of renowned artists across multiple disciplines. Many events are free; for ticketed events, please visit (more...)

The Supergroup That Never Was, Pompeii, Releases Long Lost Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Known as “The Supergroup That Never Was,” Corky Laing's POMPEII recorded The Secret Sessions between 1976 and 1978 after a re-introduction to old friend Ian Hunter via Steve Wax of Elektra / Asylum. Laing recalls, “The late 70s was a turbulent time as the musical taste went through a generational change. Punk was just beginning to surface in the rock landscape. It replaced the increasingly complacent era of glam and classic rock with a new confrontational and rebellious attitude. (more...)

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz Presents THE MILLENIAL'S MEET THE MASTERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

The Highlights In Jazz 46th Season continues Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 8 P.M., when The Millennials Meet The Masters. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents KING LEAR Starring George Ball
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter). (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse Announces 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP), the nation's largest community theatre, announces the lineup for its 94th season, the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

The Irish Are Coming To Shakespeare Theatre Company in WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) will host Druid, Ireland's most celebrated theatre company, and their critically acclaimed production of Waiting for Godot. Directed by Tony Award-winner Garry Hynes, Druid's production of Samuel Beckett's absurd, anarchic masterpiece will make its regional premiere at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street, NW) from April 17 through May 20, 2018 before it travels on to Chicago. (more...)

Liz Kennedy Features Blues Legend Taj Mahal On New Single And Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

San Francisco based singer-songwriter Liz Kennedy finds fresh ways to define rootsy - including bringing in legendary bluesman Taj Mahal who contributes his inimitable vocals and banjo to the buoyant tune 'Everyone Knows How It Goes.' (more...)

BWW Live Chats with SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS' Wesley Taylor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Do you have a burning question for Wesley Taylor? On Tuesday, March 13, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with SpongeBob Squarepants' most maniacal character. Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskWesBWW. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Legendary Singer-Songwriter Valerie Simpson Makes Broadway Debut In CHICAGO
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 13, 2018

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago, which recently celebrated its 21st anniversary, just welcomed legendary singer-songwriter Valerie Simpson making her Broadway debut in the role of 'Matron 'Mama' Morton' at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). Joining Ms. Simpson is Chaz Lamar Shepherd (original Broadway production of The Color Purple; Dreamgirls national tour) as 'Billy Flynn.' (more...)

Firestone Gets Ready For The Ol' Razzle Dazzle with CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Firestone Theatre will give it the ol' razzle dazzle as part of the popular musical Chicago. Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 5, 6, and 7, 2018. A matinee performance will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $13.00 at the door, and $17.00 for reserved, VIP seating. A special preview performance of Chicago will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018. All seats for this preview performance cost $10.00. Tickets are available online at and by mail-in order form. Tickets will be available at the school between 11 and 1:00 p.m. starting Monday, April 2, 2018. Tickets will also be available at the door on the evening of performance. (more...)

Lily Tomlin Joins Voice For The Animals Comedy Night, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Emmy and Tony-winning, Academy Award-nominated actress and animal advocate Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie) joins co-star June Diane Raphael (Grace and Frankie) and other comedic guests to bring the laughs to "Wait Wait...Don't Kill Me!," a night of unforgettable comedy and entertainment benefiting Voice For The Animals Foundation (VFTA) that will hilariously take on the year in animal news, views and other topical animal events. This annual fundraiser, hosted by actor Paul Scheer (The League), will take place Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. at the Broad Stage Theatre in Santa Monica. All proceeds will support VFTA as they continue their fight for creating respect and empathy for animals through education, rescue, legislation and advocacy. (more...)

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