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New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Justin Audibert Directs Chris Thorpe's New Version of BEOWULF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Justin Audibert directs Debbie Korley as the brave, bold and charismatic Beowulf in Chris Thorpe's searing new version of this epic masterpiece opening in October at the Unicorn Theatre. (more...)

Music of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter Headed Off-Broadway in RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

MWM Live (formerly Relevant Theatricals), the company that brought you the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet, is proud to announce RED ROSES, GREEN GOLD, a new musical featuring music & lyrics by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, set to open this fall at Greenwich Village's Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane). (more...)

Broadway's Laurissa Romain Releases New Single 'Marathon'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Laurissa Romain, aka 'Lala' is excited to announce the release of her new song, 'Marathon', which was created at Cove City Sound Studio. 'Marathon' was written by herself and Eren Cannata and recorded and mixed by John Arbuckle. (more...)

Billy Crudup to Star in World Premiere of HARRY CLARKE at Vineyard Theatre; Audible to Record as Audio Play
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have announced that Tony Award-winner Billy Crudup (THE COAST OF UTOPIA, Spotlight, THE METAL CHILDREN) will star in the world premiere production of HARRY CLARKE by Obie Award-winner David Cale (LILLIAN) and directed by Leigh Silverman (VIOLET). (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

HAMILTON's Jordan Fisher to Compete on DANCING WITH THE STARS; Full Cast Revealed!
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 6, 2017

The exciting new cast of the 25th season of DANCING WITH THE STARS was revealed live today on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA. The competition kicks off Monday, September 18th at 8pm/ET on ABC. (more...)

BWW Picks the Best and Worst Character Arcs on Television
by Brooke Yunis - Sep 6, 2017

Today, we've assembled our picks for the best and worst character arcs on television, featuring characters that have grown immensely on their respected shows and others who have greatly deteriorated over time. (more...)

Douglas Turner Ward's #LegacyLeaders Video Slates Screening Tour to Celebrate Negro Ensemble Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and Project1VOICE (P1V) have announced a screening series tour for the #LegacyLeaders video of Douglas Turner Ward coming to three cities this fall. (more...)

Meet the Cast of DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 25!
by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

DANCING WITH THE STARS is gearing up to celebrate its 25th season, and the new celebrity cast are sparkling up their wardrobe, breaking in their dancing shoes and readying themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, as the season kicks off on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (more...)

Continuity Recipient of Marcum Tech Top 40 Award; Tenth Annual Event to Honor Continuity as one of 40 Fastest Growing Tech Companies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

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BWW Morning Brief September 20th, 2017: WILLY WONKA to Sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 20, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: WILLY WONKA to sweeten Hollywood Bowl, KINKY BOOTS announces new tour cast, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES Tour Celebrates Starry Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of 'The Red Shoes,' presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, is making its American premiere now through October 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. Opening night was last night, September 19, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and starry festivities below! (more...)

Julie Brown's HOMECOMING QUEEN'S GOT A GUN: THE MUSICAL Opens 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Julie Brown's Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun: The Musical returns to the stage with a special two weekend run in October 2017 at the Celebrity Cavern Club Celebrity Theater (1920 Hyperion Ave, Silverlake, CA 90027 ). (more...)

Patti Smith to Headline & Be Honored at 37th Annual John Lennon Tribute in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Theatre Within, the grassroots non-profit behind the Annual John Lennon Tribute charity concert since 1981, will honor music legend Patti Smith as the fourth recipient of the John Lennon Real Love Award at its 37th Annual John Lennon Tribute on Friday, December 1 at Symphony Space, NYC. (more...)

CM Performing Arts to Celebrate 30 Years of Live Theatre at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

In the North West Corner of the Lighthouse Commons Shopping Center on an Island called Long Island, there's a Dance Studio, and next to it is a Theatre called The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center. On Saturday September 23 at 8PM, CM Performing Arts honors what was lost, but we also commemorate what we found. (more...)

Andy Brady and More Join NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jamie Wilson, Entertainment One (eOne), Ramin Sabi and Belgrade Theatre Coventry have just announced the full casting for the World Premiere of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre's production of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL opening at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday 20 October 2017. (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, October 5, 2017
by - Sep 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, October 5, 2017! (more...)

EMMY AWARD Roundup - Which Broadway Stars Took Home the Trophy?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The 69th annual primetime Emmy Award winners were announced live from Los Angeles on CBS. Stephen Colbert served as host of the annual event. As usual, Broadway was well represented among the nominees and winners. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominated Leading Man Ron Husmann
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 17, 2017

One of Broadway's greatest leading men, Ron Husmann, joins Rob and Kevin in a telephone discussion about his incredible Broadway career that started with FIORELLO and was a whirlwind of big shows, big stars, and big hurdles. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 16, 2017
by - Sep 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Joint Starts Jumpin' in La Mirada's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first show of its 2017-2018 season, and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre with American Idol's Frenchie Davis starring in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lawrence Fox in Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Cambridge Arts Theatre and Rose Theatre Kingston today release production images for Tom Stoppard's poignant classic The Real Thing, directed by Stephen Unwin. (more...)

CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE Opens 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

At Main Street Theater, we know how important it is to begin to introduce some sort of normalcy to our children, to help them to grieve, to talk, to feel, to smile, to laugh, says Vivienne M. St. John, Theater for Youth Producing Director at Main Street. Our upcoming production of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is the perfect respite the children need from the Hurricane: a chance to engage with something familiar (the production is based on the beloved children's book), a chance to laugh and be silly, a chance to be with family and friends. (more...)

It Takes A Woman: Bette Midler Finishes Performance Like A Boss Following a Fall in HELLO DOLLY!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2017

It has been reported that tonight's performance of Hello Dolly! was stopped after the show's star, Tony Award winner, Bette Midler fell from a moving set piece during the show. (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Premiere on NBC - Monday, September 18, 2017
by - Sep 14, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS Season Premiere, airing on NBC on Monday, September 18, 2017! (more...)

Hallmark Channel Announces Premiere Dates for 'Countdown to Christmas' Holiday Programming
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Everyone needs a happy place and Hallmark Channel offers viewers the perfect escape with the network's premier programming event, 'Countdown to Christmas.' (more...)

12 ANGRY JURORS Opens This Friday in Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

12 Angry Jurors, a blistering character study of the American melting pot, opens at Theatre Memphis in the Next Stage September 15 and runs through October 1, 2017. Centered around the U.S. judicial system, 12 Angry Jurors, tells the story of a single juror holding the rest of the jury from a guilty verdict in a patricide trial, as she sets her sights on getting the others to look at the situation in an objective, unbiased way. What develops is a picture of America at its best and its worst. (more...)

A SPACE ODDITY: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience Comes to El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

El Portal Theatre proudly presents SPACE ODDITY: The Ultimate David Bowie Experience featuring David Brighton on the Debbie Reynold's Mainstage at the historic El Portal Theatre in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA. This special one-performance only engagement will be presented Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8pm. (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Today, September 13, 2017
by - Sep 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on today, September 13, 2017! (more...)

Audrey Hepburn SABRINA Gown Going Up For Auction
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Profiles in History is proud to announce one of the most important dresses in film history is going up for auction during their three day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction on October 7th, 8th and 9th in Los Angeles. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take That Joins the Cast of THE BAND in Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Last night, Monday 11 September, Take That surprised audiences of their new musical THE BAND with a special performance, during the show's finale, at the Manchester Opera House. BroadwayWorld has photos of their appearance below! (more...)

Rob Colletti to Shred in Chicago When SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Arrives This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber have announced that casting has been finalized for the national tour of the high-octane Broadway and West End hit, SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and Family Ranch Up for Auction in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Profiles in History has announced the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and Debbie's personal family ranch will both be going up for auction at the Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction on October 7th, 8th and 9th in Los Angeles. (more...)

Main Street Theater Looks to Post-Harvey, On Stage and Off
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Since Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Main Street Theater has held Hurricane Camps (both free & deeply discounted) and taken storybook characters to shelters and bookstores to engage with and cheer children. National and international media outlets shared news of MST's efforts (American Theatre Magazine shared news of our Hurricane Camp, BBC World Service's The Cultural Frontline spoke with MST's Mark Roberts re his social media updates about the Houston theater community and damage status/reports, and TYA Today Online, the nationally and internationally respected magazine for the field of theatre for young people published by Theatre for Young Audiences/USA, requested and published a reflection on the Hurricane and the Houston theater community by MST. (http://tyatodayonline.org/2017/09/07/tya-after-hurricane-harvey-main-street-theater/) (more...)

Vegas Entertainers to Unite to Fight Neurofibromatosis at 7th Annual NF Hope Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Las Vegas' most prominent entertainers will take the stage at Las Vegas' 7th Annual NF Hope Concert on Sunday, Oct. 22 at 1 p.m. at The Palazzo Las Vegas. (more...)

Linbury Prize 2017 Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The Linbury Prize is the UK's most prestigious award for Stage Design, providing a unique opportunity for graduating designers to work with some of the UK's leading theatre, opera and dance companies. (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Thursday, September 28, 2017
by - Sep 11, 2017

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Thursday, September 28, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: My, My! MAMMA MIA Opens at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Kicking off the 2017/2018 season with the unforgettable songs of ABBA, Mamma Mia! follows Sophie and her journey to nd the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. What Sophie hopes to be a joyful reunion before her wedding quickly turns hilariously complicated. (more...)

Tamsin Greig Replaces Sarah Lancashire in MGC and Headlong's LABOUR OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

MGC and Headlong today announce that Olivier Award-winning actress Tamsin Greig will now play Jean Whittaker opposite Martin Freeman as David Lyons in the world premiere of James Graham's Labour of Love. (more...)

Scoop: GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC - Wednesday, September 20, 2017
by - Sep 1, 2017

Get all the scoop on GREY'S ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, September 20, 2017! (more...)

Timeless Courtroom Drama Convines on the Next Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

12 Angry Jurors, a blistering character study of the American melting pot, opens at Theatre Memphis in the Next Stage September 15 and runs through October 1, 2017. Centered around the U.S. judicial system, 12 Angry Jurors, tells the story of a single juror holding the rest of the jury from a guilty verdict in a patricide trial, as she sets her sights on getting the others to look at the situation in an objective, unbiased way.  What develops is a picture of America at its best… and its worst. (more...)

Lyric Opera to Present Immersive CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago will present international singing phenomenon Choir! Choir! Choir! at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) on Saturday, October 21 at 8pm. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center Announces Off Broadway On Flora 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the Off Broadway On Flora 2017/2018 season, featuring a diverse range of shows ranging from immersive theatre to improv comedy to searing satire, many of which have enjoyed sold-out success in New York, Chicago and London. (more...)

Endeavor Schools Opens First High School and IB Program in Georgia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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Rare Norman Rockwell Painting Owned by Debbie Reynolds Up for Auction
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Profiles in History is proud to announce a very rare and historic Norman Rockwell painting will be going up for auction during their 2-day Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds Personal Property Auction, October 7th and 8th. (more...)

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Presents LOTUS: Tap Stars Reunite to Celebrate the Art Form
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

For one night only, October 7, 2017, six award-winning tap artists, connected through their Broadway background in Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, reunite to celebrate their art form in the newly renovated Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Featuring D.C. natives Joseph Webb and Baakari Wilder along with Omar Edwards, Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards, Derick K. Grant, and Jason Samuels Smith, this unique performance is choreographed to honor the roots of tap dance, their predecessors, and each other, all to live jazz music by the Lafayette Harris Jr. Quintet. (more...)

Out of the Box Theatrics Announces New 'Building the Box' Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Elizabeth Flemming and Out of the Box Theatrics has announced the new reading series Building the Box. (more...)

Ann Reinking Returns to NYC: A Night of BRIGHT LIGHTS AND SHINING STARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

 The New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (NYCDAF), a forward-thinking charity committed to shaping the future lives and training of young dancers, returns to NYU Skirball Center, October 1, for an eclectic and star-studded gala event to raise funds for college scholarships. With over 200 dancers sharing in $2 Million dollars to attend the colleges of their choice since the Foundation's inception in 2010, NYCDAF's Annual 'Bright Lights Shining Stars' brings together performers and dance educators to further its mission to broaden and advocate for performing arts awareness and training. The evening's presenters include Joel Grey (Cabaret, Chicago, Goodtime Charley), Bebe Neuwirth (Sweet Charity, Chicago) and Patricia Birch (Over Here!)-more appearances to be announced. (more...)

Andrea Frierson at RUSS KAPLAN'S BROADWAY JAZZ SESSION this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Andrea Frierson (Me & Ella, Once On This Island) and Chris Dilley (Broadway Inspirational Voices, Voca People) will be the featured vocalists in the September 10th installment of 'Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz Session,' the popular monthly series which presents In Transit composer Kaplan's innovative jazz interpretations of current Broadway favorites. Guests slated to appear later this year include Tony-winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Chicago) on October 1, and Marva Hicks (Motown; Caroline, or Change) on December 10. (more...)

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