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by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 9, 2019


Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Steppenwolf Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Award-winning actor Carrie Coon to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. (more...)

2 DOPE QUEENS to Return to HBO in February
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

 2 DOPE QUEENS, featuring the hit comedy duo of Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson, returns to HBO next month for a second series of four themed hour-long specials adapted from the hit podcast of the same name. Taped again in front of a live audience at Kings Theatre Brooklyn anddirected by Sandra Restrepo, the first special debuts FRIDAY, FEB. 8 (11:00 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, followed by three more shows subsequent Fridays at the same time. Guests include Lupita Nyong'o (“Black Panther,” Oscar® winner for “12 Years a Slave”), Daniel Radcliffe (the Harry Potter films), Janet Mock (“Surpassing Certainty”), Lizzo (“Coconut Oil,” “Big Grrrl Small World”) and Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”). (more...)

BroadwayWorld UK's 100 People To Follow On Twitter In 2019
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 9, 2019

Team BWW have compiled the following list of their favourite Twitter users in the UK who post about theatre and the arts. Ranging from independent bloggers and theatre-makers to West End performers who are particularly engaging with their social media accounts. (more...)

LA TI DO DC To Present World Premiere Of SOUL REDEEMER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

LA TI DO Productions is proud to present the world premiere staged reading of SOUL REDEEMER, a musical play by playwright Paul Handy and composer Neal Learner. The readings, directed by Kevin Sockwell and produced by Don Michael Mendoza, take place Jan. 18 and 19 at 7pm at Bistro Bistro, 1727 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. (more...)

Post Malone, Drake, Ariana Grande Among Nominees for the 2019 iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

iHeartMedia and Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) announced today the nominees for the 2019 iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS airing Thursday, March 14 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, live from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The event also will be broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and iHeartRadio, the all-in-one digital music, podcast, on demand and live-streaming radio service. (more...)

Adam Lambert, Josh Groban, John Legend Among Stars Lined Up for NBC's Elvis Tribute
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

NBC has announced the lineup of performers for its “Elvis All-Star Tribute,” which will air on February 17 from 9-11 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

NJ Tap Dance Ensemble Celebrating HOMECOMING 25 at Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

New Jersey Tap Ensemble presents Homecoming 25, a concert performance recognizing the organization's 25th Anniversary, Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2pm at the Wilkins Theater on the campus of Kean University, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ. Under the Artistic Direction of its founder, Deborah Mitchell, the company has become New Jersey's most prominent tap dance company promoting and preserving the art form of rhythm tap dancing. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Chicago's favorite drag seniors start 2019 with LOVE in Hell in a Handbag Productions' beloved parody THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes - The Valentine Edition, written by Artistic Director David Cerda and directed by Jon Martinez. Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia and Rose return February 8 - March 10, 2019 at Stage 773, (more...)

World of Wonder's WOW Presents Plus SVOD New January Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

World of Wonder, the creative minds behind Emmy® award-winning RuPaul's Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing franchise, and Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, will roll out a new original series and all-new episodes of fan-favorite programming this month on its owned and operated subscription service WOW Presents Plus. Fans can look forward to the below all-new series and episodes: (more...)

Ainsley Melham, Michael James Scott, and Mike Longo Join Cast of ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

As it approaches its 5th anniversary, Aladdin welcomes three new principal cast members to the company. (more...)

MISS AMERICA'S UGLY DAUGHTER Returns to Greenway Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Writer/performer Barra Grant is back with her darkly hilarious mother-daughter story: the true, inside tale of Grant's seismic relationship with her mother, Bess Myerson. Pageant Productions andCanon Theatricals presentMiss America's Ugly Daughter: Bess Myerson & Me written by Grant and performed by Grant andMonica Piper. Eve Brandstein directs for a Feb. 8 opening at the Greenway Court Theatre, where performances continue through March 24. (more...)

EIGHTH GRADE, ROMA Nominated for Writers Guild Screenplay Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

 The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in screenwriting and videogame writing during 2018. Winners will be honored at the 2019 Writers Guild Awards on Sunday, February 17, at concurrent ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. (more...)

DGA Awards Announces TV, Documentary & Commercials Nominations
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

The Directors Guild of America  today announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2018. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents MOUTHPIECE, a production by Quote Unquote Collective in association with Why Not Theatre for a four-night engagement from Wednesday, Feb.6 to Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Royce Hall Rehearsal Room, UCLA. (more...)

HONKY TONK LAUNDRY Washes Away Winter Blues
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Move over Thelma and Louise! The Maine premiere of Honky Tonk Laundry, a boot-scootin', musical jukebox-treat hits all the right notes at the Bangor Opera House from January 31 - February 24. (more...)

Ray Of Light Theatre Announces 2019 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

Ray of Light Theatre, San Francisco's non-profit musical theatre company, today announced its 2019 season of musicals featuring the satirical thriller American Psycho, the awe-inspiring Caroline, or Change and a new interpretation of the annual Halloween favorite, The Rocky Horror Show. This season of politically and socially relevant musicals follows a critically-acclaimed 2018 season that included the all-female production of Jesus Christ Superstar and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

As part of its Open Spectrum series, New York Live Arts is hosting a discussion on mental health in the arts community. Moderated by Latina feminist mental health activist Dior Vargas, the panel will include multidisciplinary artist A'Driane Nieves aka addyeB, poet/artist/cultural worker Caits Meissner, writer/photojournalist Loubna Mrie, and professional ballerina/mental health advocate/singer Sydney Magruder Washington. The forum is curated by culture creator/marketing strategist Brian Tate. (more...)

VIDEO: Carol Burnett Receives the Inaugural Carol Burnett Award at the GOLDEN GLOBES
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2019

On Sunday night's broadcast of the 76th Golden Globe Awards, five-time Golden Globe winner and the most decorated of all time in the television category, Carol Burnett received the new Golden Globe top honor for achievement in television, the Carol Burnett Award. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Fra Fee, 54 Below Sings Lady Gaga & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: Chita Rivera, Fra Fee, and a benefit concerts for A Thousand Oaks, California. (more...)

Bid Now on 2 Tickets to the American Music Awards Plus 2 Passes to the Official After Party in LA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2019

You and a guest will enjoy tickets to the 2019 American Music Awards in LA along with 2 passes to the official after party! (more...)

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For THE HEIRESS At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Ruth and Augustus Goetz's melodrama, The Heiress, suggested by the Henry James novel, Washington Square. After growing up subjected to her father's disinterest and strong resentment, a young woman in the 1850s discovers what love is in her journey towards independence, growth and strength, without an impactful female role model in her life. Directed by Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko, The Heiress runs February 8 - March 10, 2019 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Andy Kelso Returns to the Cast of KINKY BOOTS Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Andy Kelso will return to the Tony Award-winning musical at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on Friday, January 11, 2019. (more...)

Fra Fee, John Lloyd Young, Chita Rivera, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

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...)

CBS Announces the 21 Performers for the 2019 CBS DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

CBS today announced the 21 performers participating in the 2019 CBS DIVERSITY SKETCH COMEDY SHOWCASE which will begin its run of six shows on Jan. 15 at the El Portal Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

New Casting Announced for World Premiere BREAKING OUT OF SUNSET PALACE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of Breaking Out of Sunset Place, playing January 24 - February 10, 2019. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Musiqa, two-time winner of the Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, starts 2019 at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston with Traces of Blue, a program which explores the intersection of music and visual arts. In addition to four musical works, the concert also features a live-painting performance by Houston artist Geraldina Interiano Wise. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Annie Golden (Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black"), Isabelle McCalla (The Prom), Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels), Joseph Allen (Something Wicked This Way Comes), Mackenzie Dade (The Sound of Music), Morgan Siobhan Green (Be More Chill), F. Michael Haynie (Charle and the Chocolate Factory), Charlotte Maltby (The Sound of Music), Destinee Rea (The Book of Mormon), Brian Charles Rooney (The Three-Penny Opera), David Rowen (Bob Marley's Three Little Birds), and Nathan Salstone (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) have joined the cast of 54 SINGS LADY GAGA at Feinstein's/54 Below, Tuesday, January 8th, 2019, at 9:30PM. (more...)

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 3, 2019

Imagine combing through 500 diverse submissions of new works to choose selections to perform during the third annual 21ST CENTURY VOICES: NEW PLAY FESTIVAL at American Stage. Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte and a committee of 40 members read and evaluated each new play and selected five outstanding plays for staged readings on January 3-6, 2019. (more...)

World Premiere By Juan Pablo Contreras Opens L.A. Chamber Orch's IN FOCUS Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's virtuosic musicians serve as musical tour guides for In Focus, the Orchestra's compelling chamber music series curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, which provides insights into the quintessence of some of the great chamber music repertoire through the lens of LACO artists in an intimate setting. This spring LACO offers three In Focus programs, each presented at both the Moss Theater at New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica and Rothenberg Hall, The Huntington in San Marino. Batjer leads a LACO-commissioned world premiere by Juan Pablo Contreras; LACO violinists, stand-mates and husband and wife Carrie Kennedy and Joel Pargman are showcased on Prokofiev's Sonata for Two Violins; and the series concludes with impressionistic gems by Ravel, Debussy and Kodaly. (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS: The 90's Musical To Get Cast Album Release This March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

ABKCO Records will release Cruel Intentions: The '90s Musical Original Cast Album on CD and digital platforms on March 8.  (more...)

Ryann Redmond to Take Over as Olaf in FROZEN; Joe Carroll and Noah J. Ricketts Assume Male Leads
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

As it approaches its first anniversary, Frozen is pleased to announce that Joe Carroll (Once, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bandstand) and Ryann Redmond (Bring It On The Musical, If/Then) will join the company as Hans and Olaf, respectively, and current cast member Noah J. Ricketts will assume the role of Kristoff. (more...)

BWW Flashback: No Fixer Uppers Here! Meet FROZEN's New Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

As it approaches its first anniversary, Frozen is pleased to announce that Joe Carroll (Once, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bandstand) and Ryann Redmond (Bring It On The Musical, If/Then) will join the company as Hans and Olaf, respectively, and current cast member Noah J. Ricketts will assume the role of Kristoff. (more...)

THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Comes to Maplewood's Burgdorff Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

New theater company comes to Maplewood, NJ from the prolific vision of Gregory Omar Osborne. The launch of Progressive Theater is made possible through the support of South Orange/Maplewood Coalition on Race & Maplewood Township bringing you THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN in lieu of Black History Month, February 16th & 17th. Progressive Theater aims to tell culturally enriched stories that empower people of color, and captivate all audiences with the focus being on the change we want to see in the theater community. (more...)

Dance/NYC Announces Recipients Of New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2019

The service organization Dance/NYC has announced recipients of the New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program. Administered by Dance/NYC and made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program offers support over a 36-month period to 15 NYC-based organizations in order to provide subsidized rates for dance rehearsal space. (more...)

SIX Announces A West End Booking Extension To January 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

With many sold out performances and limited availability in the first booking period, the producers of SIX today announce that it is extending to January 5, 2020. (more...)

Lady Gaga, Glenn Close, and More Win Critics' Choice Awards - Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Last night, the Critics' Choice Awards were announced. Taking home the top prize of Best Picture was Roma. Also, in a surprising turn of events, both Lady Gaga and Glenn Close took home the award for Best Actress, for A Star is Born and The Wife, respectively. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of ARROW on THE CW - Monday, January 28, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 14, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ARROW, airing on THE CW on Monday, January 28, 2019! (more...)

Celebrate Black History Month At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture celebrates Black History Month with three special events featuring and representing some of the preeminent Black writers, artists and activists of our time. Tickets/reservations are available online at, by phone at 212-925-2812, or in-person at The Sheen Center box office.   (more...)

by Richard Allen - Jan 14, 2019

Storming Heaven, the acclaimed novel by West Virginia based writer Denise Giardina released in 1987, is being made into a musical and will have a pre-Broadway staged reading in Morganton, WV thanks to a collaboration with the West Virginia Public Theatre (WVPT). (more...)

2019 Kennedy Center Arts Summit Opens This April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

The 2019 Kennedy Center Arts Summit: The Human Journey: Creating the Story of US will take place Monday, April 29, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Kennedy Center. The one-day annual convening brings together thought leaders from the arts and related fields to investigate the power and potential of the arts. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of SPEECHLESS on ABC - Friday, February 1, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 14, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC on Friday, February 1, 2019! (more...)

BWW Review: Marin Ireland Rages Against Patriarchy in Abby Rosebrock's BLUE RIDGE
by Michael Dale - Jan 12, 2019

If the majority of Broadway ticket-buyers valued great acting as much as they valued celebrity, Marin Ireland would have been an above-the-title, name-in-lights star a long time ago.  Certainly New York's reviewing press, as a whole, has been doing its part to advise playgoers of the strength, intelligence and complexity she consistently brings to her contrasting portrayals in works such as THE RUBY SUNRISE, KILL FLOOR and IRONDALE. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Matters Announces A Call For Artists For We Ain't Done Yet Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Arizona Theatre Matters announces a call for actors, directors and playwrights, for their first annual We Ain't Done Yet Theatre Festival at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, 9am-10pm November 9, 2019. (more...)

STORMING HEAVEN: New Musical Based On West Virginia Novel Receives Staged Reading In Morgantown
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

West Virginia Public Theatre (WVPT) is collaborating with New York City composers, country music artist Tracy Lawrence, and West Virginia author Denise Giardina to develop Storming Heaven: The Musical. Their work will conclude with a staged reading of the musical at 7:30pm on Saturday, January 19 in the Gladys G. Davis Theatre (WVU Creative Arts Center) in Morgantown. This is a non-ticketed event, free, and open to the public. (more...)

Winners Revealed For The Curtain Up Show Album Of The Year 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

With over 21,000 votes cast, the winners have today been announced for The Curtain Up Show Album of the Year 2018. (more...)

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jennifer Schwed And Doug Bradshaw of 19: THE MUSICAL at The Hill Center
by Rachael Goldberg - Jan 10, 2019

'19: The Musical' is the brainchild of Through the 4th Wall co-founders, Jennifer Schwed and Doug Bradshaw. Both DC natives, Schwed and Bradshaw conceived the idea of a musical about the passage of the 19th Amendment back in 2016, and have been overseeing workshops and concert performances for a little over a year, with an eye toward a full production in time for the Amendment's centennial in 2020. (more...)

Linzi Hateley Reprises Her Role As Mrs Johnstone In BLOOD BROTHERS 2019 Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Bill Kenwright's 'Dazzling' (Sunday Telegraph) production of the international smash hit musical Blood Brothers announces its 2019 Spring tour, opening on Tuesday 29th January at Malvern Festival Theatre. This iconic musical has been visiting theatres across the country throughout 2018, performing to sell-out houses and receiving standing ovations. (more...)

NCTC Presents Hilarious And Heartfelt Comedy, STEVE By Mark Gerrard
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

In March, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents Steve, written by Mark Gerrard and directed by local favorite, Becca Wolff. Named one of Ben Brantley's Top Ten in 2015 in The New York Times, this uproariously funny comedy is "the ultimate theatre-geek's tragicomedy" (Newsday). What happens when you get bored with "happily ever after"? Steve got his happy ending, but years later, his Prince Charming is sexting another man, his best friend is ill, and he's hitting the expiration date on his desirability. Chock full of acidic wit, musical theatre references, and plenty of heart, Steve is a hilarious and relatable comedy about growing up, without growing old. (more...)

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