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Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

Lake Park Dental Welcomes New Patients for Clear Braces in Lutz, FL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

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Emmy Nominee Brian Tyree Henry to Join Michael Cera and Chris Evans in LOBBY HERO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Emmy Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry will join the cast of Kenneth Lonergan's LOBBY HERO, directed by Trip Cullman. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Opens Applications for 2018 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to invite high schools across the State of Illinois to participate in the Seventh Annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. The Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards celebrate excellence in high school theatre throughout the State of Illinois. (more...)

The Human Race presents LEGENDALE, 9/7 - 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company (HRTC) proudly launches its 2017-2018 Eichelberger Loft Season with the American Premiere production of Legendale. Created by Andrea Daly (music and story) and Jeff Bienstock (words and story), this new musical follows a 30-year-old IT manager named Andy, whose favorite way to escape his miserable job and humdrum life is the online game Legendale. He dreams of victory in its new tournament and winning the grand prize to become "the Lord of Legendale," but is stuck competing as a lowly milkmaid. When things in the online world suddenly take a strange turn, Andy and his avatar must both discover their inner warrior. A blend of romance, adventure and virtual reality with a pop-infused score, it's an inspiring tale like no other that's sure to delight. (more...)

Matisyahu and Common Kings Announce Coast-to-Coast 'Broken Crowns Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Few artists have left a lasting impression on live audiences like GRAMMY-nominated superstar Matisyahu and Common Kings. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG Extends Before First Preview at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Due to extremely strong ticket sales, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song has been extended for two additional weeks of performances, announced Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director). The production will now play through Sunday, December 3. (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Controversial New Play FERGUSON to Make World Premiere in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Theatre Verite Collective will present the world premiere of one of the most controversial plays in recent years, the World Premiere of Phelim McAleer's FERGUSON, directed by Jerry Dixon at the 30th Street Theatre (259 W 30 Street). (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse Announces Performers & Speakers for Sheldon Epps Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse (Producing Artistic Director, Danny Feldman) announced the line-up of performers and tribute speakers for the special event honoring Sheldon Epps, entitled SHELDON AT THE PLAYHOUSE Celebrating 20 Years of Artistic Excellence, hosted by Wayne Brady. (more...)

Three Day Hangover's David Hudson Named Executive Director of New Harmony Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The New Harmony Project, which has been faithfully serving writers for over three decades, announces that David Hudson will join the organization as its executive director beginning October 1, 2017. (more...)

3D Printing Metal Market Worth $2.86 Billion by 2025 CAGR: 31.0%: Grand View Research, Inc.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

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Photo Flash: First Look at Jim Stanek, Eve Plumb and More in FAMILY TIES at The Human Race Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

One of the most beloved television families of the 1980s is set to make a long awaited return in the world premiere of Family Ties, written by Daniel Goldstein (The Song of Songs, Unknown Soldier and Row), based on the classic television series, directed by The Human Race's President & Artistic Director Kevin Moore and produced by special arrangement by Araca Media & Entertainment. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CNFR's Companion Event Special Olympics Rodeo Gears Up for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The 2017 College National Finals Rodeo is on its way to Casper this June and the annual Special Olympics Rodeo is gearing up for another successful event! The Special Olympics Rodeo will take place on Saturday, June 17th at 9:00am at the Casper Events Center. Admission is free. (more...)

14th Annual Style Show To Benefit the NIRA Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The 2017 College National Finals Rodeo is on its way to Casper this June. Come support the NIRA Foundation in providing scholarships to CNFR participants at the 14th Annual Style Show at the Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center on Saturday, June 17 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway In Chicago Celebrates Winners of 2017 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago has announced the award recipients of the Sixth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards: Justin Smusz of Bolingbrook, IL (Benet Academy) as BEST ACTOR for his portrayal of Chad in ALL SHOOK UP and Carly Meyer of Northbrook, IL (Glenbrook North High School) as BEST ACTRESS for her portrayal of Hodel in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Justin and Carly will represent the state of Illinois at The Jimmy Awards in New York on June 26, 2017. Scroll down for photos of the winners! (more...)

BWW Review: Sassy, Sweet, Colorful, MSMT Launches Larger-Than-Life GUYS AND DOLLS
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 30, 2017

Part of the perennial appeal of Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls lies in the larger-than-life aura of its Damon Runyonesque roots - its fantasy land of gangsters and dolls, Broadway in the Prohibition era, and memorable characters who sing, dance, and deliver wise-cracks. Maine State Music Theatre's new production, the fifth in the company's history, brings this classic to life with a vivid freshness that embraces both the grand framework of the story and the intimacy of its essential heart. Sweet, sassy, and colorful, soaring and ambitious, MSMT's second show of the 2017 season is breathtakingly daring in the way it utilizes all the company's resources to their fullest, all the while that it demonstrates to a new generation why Guys and Dolls both invented and broke the mold for American musical theatre. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Travel Channel Premieres New Season of TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES 7/23
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Travel Channel has crisscrossed the globe to uncover the earth's most amazing, refreshing and off-the-beaten-path places to dive into in the new season of TOP SECRET SWIMMING HOLES premiering Sunday, July 23 at 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Local Students Recognized at National High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that Liz Valentin has been recognized at The Jimmy Awards/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards with both a Special Recognition Scholarship and the Spirit of the Jimmys award. (more...)

Recording Academy Announces Results of Board of Trustees Officers Elections
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Recording AcademyTM announced today that producer/engineer/songwriter John Poppo was re-elected Chair of its Board of Trustees and A&R executive Ruby Marchand was re-elected Vice Chair at its annual spring Board of Trustees meeting. (more...)

Michael Stiggers to Headline Hip Hop Musical iLLA! at O'Neill Center; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Producers have announced the full cast for iLLA! A Hip Hop Musical at the 2017 Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's National Music Theater Conference (NMTC) this July. (more...)

RuPaul Crowns America's Next Drag Super Star on RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

You're perfect, you're beautiful and you're a winner, baby! Sasha Velour was crowned the season nine winner of VH1's Emmy® Award-winning RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE, after slaying the runway and competition in a season filled with jaw-dropping lip-sync battles, sickening fashions and unforgettably raw moments. (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Notable Stage Artists Join Planet Connections' PLAYWRIGHTS FOR A CAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

A notable company of stage artists join a powerhouse team of playwrights and directors for Planet Connections' Playwrights for a Cause, Sunday, July 23, 2017 (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops Season to Close with 'ELLA & LOUIS'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing —the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Lawrence Loh celebrate the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong during the final weekend of the 2016-2017 PNC Pops season on June 16-18 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The First Annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards winners were announced Sunday, May 28 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)

40th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm-Wrestling Championships Set for Cheap Shots Sports Bar
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The New York Arm Wrestling Association (NYAWA) announced today that the 40th Annual NYC Big Apple Grapple International Arm-Wrestling Championships and Crowning of the King and Queen of Arms will be held on Sunday, July 9, 2017 at 1 PM. (more...)

Tracy Letts's MARY PAGE MARLOWE Finds Its Director at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Obie and Drama Desk Award winner LILA NEUGEBAUER will direct the New York Premiere of TRACY LETTS' acclaimed play, MARY PAGE MARLOWE, in June of 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theatre. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Rock Pittsburgh CLO for the First Time This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO presents the rock 'n roll hit MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET for the first time, August 8 - 13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at 2ST.com or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

CROWNS The Gospel Musical Comes to Raleigh Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Regina Taylor's moving and celebratory gospel musical "Crowns" opens at Raleigh Little Theatre on Friday, August 25. "Crowns" is based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry, which features portraits and stories of black women in church hats. RLT's production is directed by Terra Hodge.. (more...)

BWW Review: DICKIE BEAU: RE-MEMBER ME, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly - Jul 19, 2017

'Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you: trippingly on the tongue.' Without uttering almost a single word until the final scene, Dickie Beau speaks volumes in his latest show. Mixing mediums, lip synching and Shakespeare, Dickie Beau: Re-Member Me is an eclectic Hamlet mixtape. (more...)

Singer Alicia G Debuts New Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Acclaimed pop singer/hip hop artist Alicia G is debuting her new music video for her upcoming single “Ca$h & Nap” this week. To celebrate, Alicia G is also launching her all new OneAvenue Fanmoji app, giving fans a chance to download fun new emojis featuring cartoon versions of Alicia G. (more...)

More Than 100 E-Book Deals From 99¢ - $4.99!
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jul 16, 2017

Want some new books to curl up with this summer? Check out some of the fantastic e-books currently on sale!! The publishers have made it really easy to stock up--and a lot of books have the ENTIRE SERIES on sale, so you can buy them in one swoop without hurting your wallet too much!!! (more...)

Greg Pierce's CARDINAL to Open Winter 2018 at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that the world premiere of GREG PIERCE's play, CARDINAL, directed by KATE WHORISKEY, has been added to the 2017-18 season. The production will open in Winter 2018 at the Tony Kiser Theater (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

THE TEMPEST, CINDERELLA, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and More Set for Raleigh Little Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre has announced its 2017-2018 season - scroll down for highlights! (more...)

Veronica Reyes-How, Erin Leigh Peck and Harriett D. Foy to Star in MOTHERFREAKINGHOOD! at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

The full cast and creative team for the New York Premiere of MotherFreakingHood!, the show that celebrates the mother you never thought you should be, has been announced. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

The New Harmony Project Now Accepting Submissions for 2018 Conference
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

The New Harmony Project announced today that it is now accepting submissions for the 32nd annual conference in May of 2018. Since 1986, the secluded town of New Harmony, Indiana has hosted artists from around the world for two-weeks of dedicated script development. Over the course of the conference, The New Harmony Project offers a retreat from the outside world, and space for writers to fully immerse themselves in their work. The peaceful serenity of New Harmony, the site of two former utopian societies, is a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, to Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams To Participate In RLT's Post-Show Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Raleigh Little Theatre will present a post-show discussion featuring United States Congresswoman Alma S. Adams immediately after the 3:00 P.M. performance of "Crowns" on September 10th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Metropolitan Room Crowns New MetroStar Emily Ellet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

It's reigning Em! Last night, Monday August 21, the actress and singer Emily Ellet was mobbed by her many friends and admirers in the audience when it was announced that she had eeked out a photo-finish win in one of the most competitive MetroStar contests in years. Her outstanding mini-set, in which she delivered a dazzingly original interpretation of the '80s disco anthem 'It's Raining Men,' put her ahead of the other four MetroStar finalists, each of whom delivered nearly flawless performances. Scroll down for photos from the final! (more...)

InJupiter Wins Award for Florida's Best New Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

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Virginia Stage Season 39 is Off to Record Start
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Tickets for Virginia Stage Company's Season 39 have been on sale for just a few days and have broken multiple sales records, seeing more than a threefold increase on opening day over last season. This combined with season membership sales, that have already exceeded all of last season, shows promise for what was anticipated to be Virginia Stage's most blockbuster season in years. (more...)

Food Network Crowns Its Newest FOOD NETWORK STAR in Season Finale
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Jason Smith has been named the newest winner of Food Network Star, beating out 12 other finalists as the season came to an exciting conclusion on Sunday, August 13th. (more...)

Jarrott Productions Announces Casting for PRODIGAL SON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Jarrott Productions has announced the cast of Prodigal Son, the first production in its 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

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