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Season Two of 'Indoor Boys,' Starring Wesley Taylor and Alex Wyse Premieres On Huffpost Queer Voices Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Indie Award-winning series 'Indoor Boys' returns today! The series is created, directed, and starring Broadway's Wesley Taylor (SpongeBob SquarePants; NBC's 'SMASH') and Alex Wyse (Spring Awakening; Marvel's 'Iron Fist'). With a total of eight new chapters, Season Two premieres TODAY, MONDAY, June 25, 2018 on HuffPost Queer Voices, with two episodes released each Monday for 4 weeks. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of SOFT POWER in San Francisco?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The world premiere of 'Soft Power' by David Henry Hwang (play and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music and additional lyrics) will open at the Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday, May 16. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new production, check out the photos below! (more...)

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Surprise Show To Take Place At Legendary Los Angeles Venue This Wednesday, June 27
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Today GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins announced an intimate, surprise show will take place at a legendary Los Angeles venue this Wednesday, June 27. Fans can tune in to 106.7 KROQ on Wednesday morning at 7:00am PST to find out the show's location and how to get tickets. (more...)

Breaking: Lilli Cooper, Sarah Stiles, and More Complete Chicago Cast of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The complete cast for the world premiere Chicago production of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE has just been announced. Joining previously announced Tony Award nominee SANTINO FONTANA as Michael Dorsey will be LILLI COOPER as Julie Nichols, SARAH STILES as Sandy Lester, JOHN BEHLMANN as Max Von Horn, ANDY GROTELUESCHEN as Jeff Slater, JULIE HALSTON as Rita Mallory, MICHAEL McGRATH as Stan Fields, and REG ROGERS as Ron Carlisle. (more...)

All-New Special 'iHeartCountry Festival,' Celebrating the Best in Country Music, To Air 8/5, on FOX
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), in partnership with iHeartMedia, will air the all-new special iHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL on Sunday, Aug. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 6/25 - 7/6 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Jun 25, 2018

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 6/25 - 7/6, airing on CBS (more...)

Photo Flash: CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens At Penguin Rep This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning professional Equity theatre under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, presents Clever Little Lies, a comedy by Joe DiPietro, the Tony Award-winning author of Memphisand I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, June 29 through July 22 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

The Legendary Tigerman Release New Album MISFIT in via London's Dirty Water Records
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

London's Dirty Water Records, together along Metronomo Management (Lisbon), Peer Music and Alter-K Records (Paris) and in cooperation with Sony Music/Jive Epic, are pleased to announce the US and UK album release of 'Misfit' by European blues-punk sensation, The Legendary Tigerman (A.K.A. Paulo Furtado). 'Misfit' will be released on Dirty Water Records in the US and UK territories on August 24th, 2018 and will feature limited edition white coloured 12' vinyl coupled with four exclusive and unreleased bonus tracks entitled 'Misfit Ballads EP'. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Broadway's Backbone with MY FAIR LADY's Cameron Adams
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 25, 2018

In this episode: My Fair Lady's Cameron Adams grew up in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and devoted her time to basketball and dance. At 16 years old, she was cast in Susan Stroman's The Music Man, and basketball become a spectator sport. A self-proclaimed tomboy, Cameron loves to play Broadway dress up and it's usually in period clothing. Her secret to having worked with all the top Broadway choreographers is that she shows up, works hard and is always authentic. Her favorite part is the rehearsal process because that's where she gets to make things. In Lincoln Center Theatre's My Fair Lady, she was allowed to be seen as an actor within the ensemble and that path she has made. (more...)

The San Diego Symphony Announces 2018-2019 Jazz At The Jacobs and City Lights Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The San Diego Symphony has announced its complete lineup for its Jazz @ The Jacobs and City Lights series for the 2018-19 season. Back for its fourth year, the successful Jazz @ The Jacobs returns with Gilbert Castellanos continuing in his role as series curator. From October through April, the five-concert series features a new and exciting lineup of programs and guest artists. The popular City Lights series also returns bringing the best of Broadway musicals and the American Songbook to San Diego in four exciting concerts. (more...)

Culture Abuse Announce October UK Headline Tour
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

Following their supporting tour with The Bronx, Modern Life Is War and Cro Mags this month, Culture Abuse have announced a European headlining tour in October and November this year that kick off with  nine UK shows. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, June 27th at 10am local time. Please find the full list of dates below: (more...)

BWW Review: ANYTHING GOES at Sharon Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - Jun 24, 2018

For a great comedic musical with a first-rate cast, ANYTHING GOES at the Sharon Playhouse is highly entertaining. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 24
by Audition Roundup - Jun 24, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 24, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Spotlight Repertory Theatre's Inaugural Production Will Take You On A 'Folk Rock Road Trip'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2018

'Folk Rock Road Trip,' an original revue by Staten-Island based Spotlight Repertory Theatre, is set to etch a milestone as the company's inaugural production. And, according to the show's creators, 'You are guaranteed to sing along.' (more...)

VIDEO: Bill Maher Defends Comments on Wanting a Recession to Get Rid of Trump
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2018

In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher reiterates that economic recessions are survivable events; what Trump is doing to this country is not. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by Stacy Raphael - Jun 22, 2018

Saint Michael's Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin opens the Playhouse's 71st summer theater season of live professional theater with the Tony Award-winning Musical Once, based on the Academy Award-winning Irish independent film of the same name. (more...)

Jason Tramm And Long Island Concert Orchestra Set To Open The 59th Morgan Park Summer Music Festival July 1st
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Noted American conductor Jason Tramm and the Long Island Concert Orchestra will launch the 59th Season of the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival on Sunday July 1st in Glen Cove, New York. The concert program entitled Americana will feature a dynamic and dazzling selection of great American music performed by the Long Island Concert Orchestra (LICO). Accompanying the orchestra will be internationally renowned soloists soprano Indira Mahajan and baritone Jorell Williams. (more...)

Denise Richards Joins Will Rogers Institute's 2018 Theatrical PSA Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (WRMPPF), the operating organization for the Will Rogers Institute, announced today that actress Denise Richards has joined their longtime summer theatrical PSA campaign. The fundraising campaign, which plays in movie theaters nationwide, is a time-honored tradition that began in 1936 and featured James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, and Bette Davis in the first public service announcement. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Canceled In Hungary Over Concerns It Could 'Turn Children Gay'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Guardian reports that the Hungarian State Opera House has canceled 15 performances of the musical version of Billy ELLIOT after ticket sales dropped due to a media campaign by the government that referred to the show at 'a propaganda tool for homosexuality.' (more...)

Birdland Presents Veronica Swift and More Week of July 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Veronica Swift, David Damiani & The No Vacancy Orchestra, The Emmet Cohen Trio, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Netflix Shares A Behind The Scenes Look At the World of STRANGER THINGS
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

1984. Hawkins, Indiana. The Upside Down. The Tunnels. All of these elements come to life to create the world of Stranger Things 2. From arcade design to the tunnel design, from the perfect spiky baseball bat to the three muskateers candy wrappers. Every detail of the show is meticulously crafted by a creative team behind the camera. Step inside to meet the minds that create the physical world of Stranger Things and hear from the cast and creators who adore them. (more...)

New Season of Travel Channel's GHOST ADVENTURES Kicks Off with Record-Setting Ratings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

New Season of Travel Channel's GHOST ADVENTURES Kicks Off with Record-Setting Ratings (more...)

All-New Special iHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL to Air Sunday, August 5, on FOX
by TV News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), in partnership with iHeartMedia, will air the all-new special iHEARTCOUNTRY FESTIVAL on Sunday, Aug. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (more...)

Broadway Princess Party, Lindsey Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Celebration Extends CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Celebration Theatre is thrilled to announce that their smash-hit third and final show of its 2017-2018 season, CABARET, is extending through Sunday, August 5 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles (now known as the Kit Kat Klub!). (more...)

Fourth Annual Coltrane Day Music Celebration Returns to Huntington's Heckscher Park 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Fourth Annual Coltrane Day Music Celebration Returns to Huntington's Heckscher Park 7/21 (more...)

New Double Album 'Lost West End Vintage 2' Celebrates London's Forgotten Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Following last year's critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release') Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost West End Vintage 2' to be released on July 27th 2018. (more...)

CMA Songwriters Series Presented By U.S. Bank Announces Chicago Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Country Music Association's critically acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank has announced a performance at Joe's Bar on Weed Street in Chicago Tuesday, July 24 at 8:00 PM featuring Illinois native Brett Eldredge as well as Ross Copperman, Tom Douglas and Jordan Reynolds. The series hosts intimate performances with some of Country Music's most exciting songwriting talent taking turns telling the stories behind their hit songs and performing them in the raw as originally written. Tickets for the performance are on sale now at https://joesbar.com/SuSF0. General admission tickets cost $40.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gloria Allred Women's Rights Champion Roasted at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 22, 2018

In 1983 Phyllis Diller had to dress up in drag to sneak into a men's only Sid Caesar's Friars Roast. Last night women's champion Friar Gloria Allred resplendent in an attractive pants and gold jacket was escorted through the front door of The Monastery for that time-honored Friar privilege of being Roasted. BroadwayWorld was there for photos only. What's said in the Friars, stays in the Friars. (more...)

The Orchard Project Announces Participants In New Episodic Lab For TV Writers
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Orchard Project, a nationally renowned performance laboratory, today announced the six original, independent pilots selected to participate in its first annual Episodic Lab. More than 430 artists applied to the inaugural year of the Episodic Lab, which will help writers develop television and episodic content, working with accomplished showrunners and producers as mentors. The pioneer artists include playwrights, cartoonist, and screenwriters — and they are working on a diverse set of pilots, focusing on everything from the world of rap to the world of celebrity cruises. Selected artists and projects include: BRIGHTSTAR! By Michael Cyril Creighton; CRACK'D by Nako Adodoadji; THE PARK by Amy Jephta; THE SHAMROCKS by Chris Sharp and Kate Barry; THE STRIP by Tom Toro; and TINO & HEDDY by Patricia Scanlon and Louis Mustillo. (more...)

BWW Review: SUPPER at CATNIP Divadlo
by Robert Sennett - Jun 21, 2018

CATNIP (which stands for Contemporary American Theater Now In Prague) has mined this territory before. Their productions of 'Glengarry Glen Ross' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire' were both well done and well received. But Phinneas Kiyomura is no David Mamet or Tennessee Williams. (more...)

Candidatos a las nominaciones de los Premios del Público BroadwayWorld Spain 2018
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jun 21, 2018

Os presentamos la lista de las producciones que se han podido ver en nuestro pais en la temporada 2017-2018 y que optan a las nominaciones para la octava edicion de estos galardones (more...)

Season Five of MASTERS OF ILLUSION Debuts on The CW Network Friday, June 29, 2018
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

MASTERS OF ILLUSION, produced by Associated Television International and hosted byDean Cain, will celebrate its fifth anniversary season premiering on The CW with two 30-minute episodes airing back to back onFriday, June 29, 2018 at 8:00 p.m./7:00 p.m. Central. (more...)

Uplifting Adaptation LITTLE WOMEN Takes the Stage at New London Barn Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Following the wildly successful run of Camelot, the New London Barn Playhouse invites you to continue our journey through the 86th Summer Season with a trip to Civil War-era Concord for the earnest and uplifting musical masterpiece Little Women, running June 27 - July 8, 7:30PM with Wednesday matinee performances at 2:00PM and Sunday matinee performances at 5:00PM. (more...)

Holler On The Hill Music Festival Announced for Indianapolis this September
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

MOKB Presents has announced details and the lineup for the inaugural two-day music event Holler On The Hill that is set to take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23 in Indianapolis at historic Garfield Park. The event will feature headlining performances by critically acclaimed six-piece soul outfit St. Paul & The Broken Bones and emerging indie-rock band Moon Taxi plus over 30 national, regional, and local performers. Tickets to the two-day music gathering are on sale now at holleronthehill.com. (more...)

Scoop: THE CW Shares Primetime Schedule for Week of 7/9
by TV Scoop - Jun 21, 2018

Get all the scoop on THE CW Shares Primetime Schedule for Week of 7/9, airing on THE CW on Thursday, June 21, 2018! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at RAGTIME at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2018

Ragtime, based on E.L. Doctorow's 1975 novel and featuring a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens will run June 13 - July 1 on the Main Stage at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University. (more...)

Summer Shorts 2018 Festival Of New American Plays Returns To 59E59 Theaters For Its 12th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to welcome Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Artistic Director) with SUMMER SHORTS 2018, the annual festival of six short plays tailor-made for summer viewing, now celebrating its 12th season. SUMMER SHORTS 2018 begins on July 20 and runs through September 1. The general performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday & Sunday at 2:15 PM and 7:15 PM. Please note, there are no matinee performances on Saturday, July 21, Sunday, July 22, or Saturday, July 28. Individual calendar schedule of performance dates for Series A and Series B is available for viewing/download. Press Opening for Series A is Sunday, July 29 at 2:15 PM. Press Opening for Series B is Sunday, August 5 at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). A Pair of Shorts (a ticket package to both Series A & B, available through August 15) is $55. To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

The Gateway Announces MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Broadway's smash hit musicalMemphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, will open at The Gateway on July 6th and run through July 21st with preview performances on July 5th. (more...)

BWW Review: IRISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL Comes to the Jersey Shore
by Pati Buehler - Jun 21, 2018

There's nothing more exciting than a new theater in a bustling historic shore community! (more...)

Broadway's WAITRESS Celebrates The Season With 'Summer Sweets'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Broadway's hit musical Waitress kicks off their six week Summer Sweets today, June 21, which goes until August 2. (more...)

Foreigner Announces Massive Reunion Concert August 4
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

“I Want To Know What Love Is.” “Cold As Ice.” “Hot Blooded.” “Juke Box Hero.” FOREIGNER, the band behind these classic and iconic songs, recently kicked off their 29-city “Juke Box Heroes“ tour as they rock  across the US with one of the hottest Live Nation tours of the summer. Last night in Syracuse, New York, history was made after FOREIGNER  – Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar) and Chris Frazier (drums) – played the latest stop on their “Juke Box Heroes” tour. (more...)

Buddy Guy Comes to Morrison Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

??????? Buddy Guy will be taking the stage at the Morrison Center Today, June 21st at 7:30 pm.  At age 81, Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago's fabled West Side sound, and a living link to the city's halcyon days of electric blues. Buddy Guy has received 7 GRAMMY Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its '100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.' (more...)

China Everbright Limited Proudly Sponsors HU XUEYAN, MY DEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Hong Kong Repertory Theatre The late Qing merchant Hu Xueyan had incomparable experiences in his life. Apart from opening banks, trading in tea and silk, and offering free medicine to the poor, he was also the court-appointed Inspector of Zhejiang. How did he manage to dominate both the political and business worlds. (more...)

Shefik Wins Communicator Award In 2018 For His Syndicated Radio Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The winners of the 24th Annual Communicator Awards have officially been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). With over 6,000 entries received from across the United States and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals. (more...)

Classic Theatre Project Announces Cast of THE CHERRY ORCHARD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

The Classics Theatre Project's Artistic Director Joey Folsom today announced casting and creative team details for the Company's inaugural production, in a new adaptation by Ben Schroth of Anton Chekov's The Cherry Orchard. The Cherry Orchard, directed by Joey Folsom, will run June 21 - July 14, 2018 in the Kim Dawson Theatre at the The Trinity River Arts Center. (more...)

NBC Announces the Eight Contestants for Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman's MAKING IT
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Eight Makers will vie for the title of “Master Maker” and a $100,000 grand prize on NBC's “Making It,” which premieres Tuesday, July 31 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Jamie Bell to Play Bernie Taupin in Paramount's Upcoming Elton John Biopic ROCKETMAN
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

According to Variety, Jamie Bell is in negotiations to play Bernie Taupin, the famed songwriter who collaborated on 30 albums with Elton John, in Paramount's biopic "Rocketman" starring Taron Egerton as John. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up On All New MASTERS OF ILLUSION on THE CW - Friday, July 13, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jun 21, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up On All New MASTERS OF ILLUSION, airing on THE CW on Friday, July 13, 2018! (more...)

Brief 6/21: SKINTIGHT Starring Idina Menzel Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 21, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Skintight starring Idina Menzel officially opens tonight, and more! (more...)

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