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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...)

Wyclef Jean Releases Song Using Sounds of Jupiter with NASA's Juno Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Wyclef Jean has released his song “Borrowed Time” via USA Today. The track appears on his forthcoming album Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, out September 15 via Heads Music / Legacy Recordings (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Carlos Rivera y Fela Domínguez cantan ESTA NOCHE ES PARA AMAR
by Jos Germn Martnez Paneque - Sep 5, 2017

El pasado 2 de septiembre, Carlos Rivera ofrecio un concierto en el WiZink Center de Madrid, donde Fela Dominguez se le unio como invitada especial para cantar el tema Esta noche es para amar de EL REY LEÓN, teniendo asi la oportunidad de revivir sus papeles de Simba y Nala, que habian interpretado en la version mexicana del musical. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2017
by - Sep 4, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Aisha Jawando, Tony Whittle, Kat B, and More to Star in Hackney Empire's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Hackney Empire today announces casting for its highly anticipated 2017 Christmas pantomime, Cinderella, having last been staged at the venue in 2011. (more...)

BWW TV: EL GUARDAESPALDAS se presenta en Madrid
by Roberto Rodrguez - Sep 21, 2017

La productora Stage Entertainment ha presentado hoy a los medios el musical EL GUARDAESPALDAS en el Teatro Coliseum de Madrid. (more...)

San Francisco International Hip Hop DanceFest Announces Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

For one spectacular weekend, Micaya presents the SF International Hip Hop DanceFest (SFIHHDF), featuring groundbreaking hip-hop performances from 17 dance companies from around the globe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth and More Celebrate Kathy Najimy with GMHC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) on Monday night honored multitalented performer Kathy Najimy with the 2017 Howard Ashman Award for her contributions to the LGBT community and the fight against HIV/AIDS at Joe's Pub in New York City. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Wyclef Jean Releases New Album The Carnival III Today + Video For Borrowed Time
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Wyclef Jean has released his much anticipated new album Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, today via Heads Music / Legacy Recordings. Wyclef's first full-length album in eight years, (more...)

BECOMING SANTA CLAUS DVD/Blu-ray Goes on Sale Tomorrow
by Movies News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the eagerly awaited DVD and Blu-ray release of Mark Adamo's critically acclaimed new holiday opera, BECOMING SANTA CLAUS, distributed exclusively through CD Baby. (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead star and Philadelphia native Colman Domingo partners with nationally-acclaimed theatre-maker Patricia McGregor to co-author Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole, a surprising and unsettling exploration of race and the American Dream. McGregor will also direct. (more...)

Fiesta oficial de EL GUARDAESPALDAS en MARTA CARIÑO!
by Roberto Rodrguez - Sep 13, 2017

Para celebrar el inminente estreno del musical basado en la pel cula de Whitney Houston, la productora Stage Entertaintment ha organizado una fiesta el viernes 15 de septiembre en Marta Cari o! (C/ Luchana 38). (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Lena Hall and More to Help Honor Kathy Najimy with GMHC's 2017 Howard Ashman Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will honor multitalented performer Kathy Najimy with the 2017 Howard Ashman Award for her contributions to the LGBT community and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Najimy has been an outspoken advocate for more than three decades and has promoted social justice throughout her career, which includes the films Sister Act and Hocus Pocus and Off-Broadway acts including Kathy & Mo. (more...)

Lillias White to Lead TEXAS IN PARIS at the Eisemann Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Eisemann Center Presents continues the Theatre Series with the production Texas in Paris, a musical by Dallas' own Alan Govenar, based on true events, starring Tony Award winner Lillias White with Willy Welch for five performances November 16-19, 2017 at the Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive in Richardson, Texas. (more...)

Casting Revealed For UK's First All-Black GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

This Christmas director Michael Buffong transports the smash-hit musical GUYS AND DOLLS up-town to 1939 Harlem in the UK's first all-Black cast production of this iconic show. (more...)

BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report' Goes Inside the Numbers that Led to NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Closing
by OHenry Report - Oct 18, 2017

On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth goes inside the numbers of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to see what might have led the show's producers to take such drastic casting measures, as discussed and explained in Episode 2. (more...)

Wyclef Jean Releases New Video + Announces Deluxe Edition of The Carnival III
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

It's Wyclef Jean's birthday today! In celebration he has released the video for his song Turn Me Good via Vibe today. The track appears on his new album The Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, out now via Heads Music / Legacy Recordings. (more...)

Potter Play PUFFS to Present Reading of 'DUDE, WHERE'S MY FANTASTIC BEAST?'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - which recently celebrated its one-year anniversary as a hit Off Broadway - will hold its 'November Fan Appreciation Night' on Wednesday, November 1 at 8:00 PM. The evening will feature a special reading of a new play by Matt Cox in the Puffs family, 'Dude, Where's My Fantastic Beast or; 30 Short Films About Magical New York in 1926 When a Puff Came for a Quick Visit and the Disaster that Followed...Film 1 of 5.' (more...)

Major Lazer Premieres Video for 'Particula' ft. DJ Maphorisa & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Major Lazer's Johannesburg, South Africa-shot video for Particula - watch it here. Directed by South African filmmaker Adriaan Louw, the video features appearances from native South Africans Maphorisaand Nasty C, Nigerian rapper Ice Prince, and Nigerian-American recording artist Jidenna. (more...)

Anunciado el reparto completo de EL GUARDAESPALDAS
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jun 26, 2017

Ya se ha anunciado el reparto completo del musical EL GUARDAESPALDAS, la nueva gran produccion de Stage Entertainment que llegara al Teatro Coliseum de Madrid el proximo mes de septiembre. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

River Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from some of the UK's leading arts and culture organisations will once again arrive at London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (more...)

Wyclef Jean Announces New Album Carnival III + Releases Two New Tracks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Wyclef Jean has announced the release of his first full-length album in eight years, Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, out September 15 via Legacy Recordings. (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...)

Lafa Taylor & Aabo Share 'Already Found' w/ CLASH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

California-based powerhouse duo Lafa Taylor & Aabo are preparing to release their debut collaborative LP FEEL on July 21st via Mixto Records. (more...)

Potter Play PUFFS Apparates to New Off-Broadway Home This Saturday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic continues its remarkable journey as it moves from Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway-er with a transfer to its new home at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).  (more...)

Sydney Fringe Festival Announces Program Highlights and 2017 Ambassadors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Sydney Fringe Festival - New South Wales' largest independent arts festival - today announced its 2017 Festival Ambassadors and the next wave of program highlights set to enliven inner Sydney from 1- 30 September 2017. For the first time in 2017, Fringe will be presenting a new Festival Hub, a 7000m2 warehouse at Sydney Park in Alexandria, transformed into multiple performance and exhibition spaces. During Sydney Fringe Festival, the hub will be home to immersive light, art and theatre experiences, music and theatre performances, a 200-seat vegan feast, a masquerade ball and numerous installations. (more...)

Sydney Fringe Festival Reveals Full 2017 Program 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

The Sydney Fringe Festival has revealed its full 2017 program, opening ticket sales for more than 300 productions presented from 1 - 30 September at 42 partner venues across inner Sydney. (more...)

Lincoln Center Out of Doors' Celebrates Traditional Eastern European & Central Asian Folk
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Lincoln Center Out of Doors, one of the country's longest-running free outdoor summer festivals, opens this year on July 26 and runs through August 13. The 47th edition of the popular festival will fill the Lincoln Center campus with a diverse range of music, dance, spoken word, and family events, featuring dozens of artists from across the city, country, and world-all completely free and open to the public. (more...)

Blair Brown, Tedra Millan and More to Lead Simon Stephens' ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD at the Atlantic; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere of Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens' (Harper Regan, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) Olivier Award winning play On the Shore of the Wide World, directed by Neil Pepe (Marie and Rosetta, Hands on a Hardbody). (more...)

World Music Institute Announces 2017-18 Season of Music and Dance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Building off the momentum of WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE's acclaimed 2016-17 season, which boasted a record number of sold-out shows, WMI announces an ever-expansive 2017-18 program: over 40 performances by remarkable talents from 28 countries across six continents. The New York Times reports on the new season here. (more...)

PUFFS Summons New Sets, New Creatures and More for New World Stages Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic continues its remarkable journey as it moves from Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway-er with a transfer to its new home at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

Lafa Taylor & Aabo Share One-Shot Video w/ Noisey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

California-based powerhouse duo Lafa Taylor & Aabo will release their collaborative album FEEL next Friday, July 21st on Mixto Records. (more...)

Wyclef Jean Launches #FelaFootwork Campaign Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

To celebrate the release of his new track “Fela Kuti, ” Wyclef Jean has launched a dance challenge with his song “Fela Kuti” today (now #FelaFriday) to run thru July 21st where he has challenged his fans and his fellow artist friends to show him their '#FelaFootwork'. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

NJPAC Welcomes ADP As Its Inaugural Community Engagement Partner
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

As part of the celebration of its 20th anniversary season for 2017-18, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to designate Roseland-based ADP as its first Community Engagement Partner. (more...)

El Teatro Musical que viene: Temporada 2017/18
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 7, 2017

Repasamos los espectaculos que llenaran las carteleras en Madrid, Barcelona y giras en la nueva temporada. (more...)

On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' We Break Down Replacing a Broadway Star
by OHenry Report - Aug 7, 2017

On the second episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor, Oliver Henry Roth talks to four Broadway professionals about the ins and outs of replacing principal cast members in a Broadway show. (more...)

BWW TV: Entrevista con los protagonistas de EL GUARDAESPALDAS
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 30, 2017

Hablamos con Fela Dominguez, que da vida a Rachel Marron, e Ivan Sanchez, Frank Farmer en el musical, y tambien con el productor del espectaculo, Fernando Olives. (more...)

BWW TV: Ensayos de EL GUARDAESPALDAS en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 29, 2017

Disfruta de dos de los numeros de EL GUARDAESPALDAS interpretados por Fela Dominguez y la compañia del musical que se estrenara en el Teatro Coliseum el proximo 28 de septiembre. (more...)

World Music Institute Presents 3 African Shows in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE presents three African shows in September! (more...)

Lillias White, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Adam & Arielle Jacobs, Jane Lynch and More Slated for Bay Area Cabaret's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 14th season of presenting world-renowned Broadway, pop and jazz vocalists, announces the 2017-2018 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). This marks the seventh consecutive season at the legendary 'grand dame' Fairmont San Francisco and the stellar lineup of performers features some making their Bay Area Cabaret debuts, as well as the return of several favorites. (more...)

Potter Play PUFFS Transfigures Schedule at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Puffs or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - which won another set of rave reviews this summer after its recent transfer to an open run at its new home, New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) - has announced a new performance schedule starting on September 7. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Comienzan los ensayos de EL GUARDAESPALDAS (Madrid)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 23, 2017

Los protagonistas del musical, Fela Dominguez, Ivan Sanchez y Maxi Iglesias, cuentan su experiencia al inicio de los ensayos del musical junto a la compañia. (more...)

National Theatre to Take Over River Stage for Bank Holiday Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

This weekend The River Stage Festival comes to an end with a jam-packed bank holiday weekend of music, performance and workshops from the National Theatre all completely FREE. (more...)

Wyclef Jean Releases Video for What Happened To Love Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Wyclef Jean has released the video for his song “What Happened To Love” today via Uproxx. The song appears on his forthcoming album Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee, out September 15 (more...)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, John Zorn, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and More Set for Symphony Space's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Symphony Space, one of New York's best-loved cultural destinations, is pleased to announce a new season of lively and diverse programming, running from October 2017 through June 2018. Returning this season are Projects conceived by Artistic Director Andrew Byrne, each uniting Symphony Space's multidisciplinary events around a shared theme. A month-by-month listing of featured events follows. (more...)

Talawa Theatre Company Presents BITE YOUR TONGUE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Talawa Theatre Company has announced details for Bite Your Tongue: a new devised theatre production from London's emerging Black talent. Coming to Hackney Showroom from 31 August - 2 September, Bite Your Tongue is a response from the city's young theatre makers to issues with language and communication in a multi-cultural city. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Se desvela el cartel oficial de EL GUARDAESPALDAS (Madrid)
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 10, 2017

El musical con las canciones de Whitney Houston se estrenara en el Teatro Coliseum el 28 de septiembre, con Maxi Iglesias, Ivan Sanchez y Fela Dominguez como protagonistas. (more...)

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