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BWW TV: Meet Arnold! TORCH SONG Company Gets Ready for Broadway
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 22, 2018

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will begin previews Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). Under the direction of Tony Award nominee Moises Kaufman, Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song stars Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie and Tony and Academy Award®winner Mercedes Ruehl. Previews for this limited engagement will begin Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at the Hayes Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectacular Cast Gives Chaffin's Barn's NEWSIES A Fresh Appeal
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 22, 2018

For plenty of fast-paced action, along with some stellar performances by a fresh-faced cast of eager young theatrical triple threats and a coterie of Nashville stage favorites, one need look no further than Disney's Newsies, the latest onstage offering from Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, the iconic Music City venue that's been entertaining audiences for more than half a century. In its way, The Barn (as it is affectionately known in these parts) and its laudable history ensure that its treatment of the popular musical theater title lend the show's historical basis more than a little gravitas in the making of a stage spectacle. (more...)

BWW Review: RADIO GOLF at KC Melting Pot Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 22, 2018

'Radio Golf' is the tenth and final work of African-American Playwright August Wilson's 'Century Cycle' of plays. This simple, yet representative production by KC Melting Pot Theatre is performed at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of TORCH SONG Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2018

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will begin previews Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). The cast met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there! Check out the photos below! (more...)

American Dance Guild Festival Announces Updated Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Gloria McLean, President of the American Dance Guild, announced today the lineup for ADG Festival 2018, Visions Then and Now. Honors to choreographic luminaries Jane Comfort and the late Eleo Pomare will complement four days of performances by 32 multi-generational artists from across the United States. The Festival will take place October 25 through October 28 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: DANCING WITH THE STARS Vet Mark Ballas Struts Into KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Kinky Boots recently welocmed Emmy-nominated and two-time 'Dancing with the Stars' champion Mark Ballas, who took over the role of 'Charlie Price' in the Tony Award-winning musical. He will play a limited run through Sunday, November 4, 2018. Ballas succeeds David Cook who will play his last performance on Sunday, September 9, 2018. (more...)

Next Town Down Announce First-Ever Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Red hot R&B sensation Next Town Down will launch its first-ever headline tour this fall! It kicks off November 26 at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA and will roll through major markets across the U.S before concluding in Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero Balcony on December 10. Check out the full itinerary below. (more...)

Atlanta Artist K Michelle DuBois Previews ORCHID Off Coming HARNESS LP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Atlanta-based indie pop artist K Michelle DuBois presents her new 'Orchid' single ahead of releasing new 'Harness' LP, slated for release in October. She recently released the lead single 'Wild Weed'. (more...)

Up On The Marquee: TORCH SONG
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2018

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song will begin previews Tuesday, October 9 ahead of a Thursday, November 1 opening night at Broadway's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street). (more...)

Carl Wallnau Stars in Centenary Stage Company's DRACULA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

A potent and theatrical adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic horror novel that is strongly faithful to the original, Centenary Stage Company opens the 2018 - 19 mainstage theatrical season with Bram Stoker's Dracula adapted and directed by Charles Morey. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's NEWSIES! at The Public Theater Of San Antonio- Magnificent Fun for All Ages
by Ashley Corbaley - Sep 20, 2018

"EXTRA, EXTRA!" Disney's NEWSIES! is hot off the press at The Public Theater of San Antonio. Based on the real-life strike of 1899, NEWSIES! tells the story of Manhattan newsboys as they take a stand against publishing giant, Mr. Pulitzer, to get the pay they deserve. It is a powerful story of hope, loyalty, and fighting for what you believe in. (more...)

Theatre East Celebrates Romulus Linney's Birthday Tomorrow with HOLY GHOSTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Theatre East's 2018-19 season kicks off on Friday, September 21, with a celebration of Romulus Linney's masterful play, Holy Ghosts on what would be his 88thBirthday. The play, set in present-day rural Tennessee, a group of broken, Pentecostal outcasts find solace, understanding, and strength in one another as they wrestle with their own serpents and discover their divinity. (more...)

CURSED CHILD, MEAN GIRLS & More Earn Nominations for Casting Society of America's Artios Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Casting Society of America (CSA) announced today the list of nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Casting in the television, theatre, short form series and short film categories. Nominees will be recognized at the 34th Annual ArtiosAwards, taking place on January 31, 2019, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles & Stage 48 in New York City. (more...)

Ray Mang Remixes Phenomenal Handclap Band In First Part Of New Remix Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Gospelhouse from heaven! Yes - this is a very special record: NYC's Phenomenal Handclap Band meets London's Ray Mang - the psychedelic soul disciples meet the disco champ by way of remix. (more...)

OWN Announces New Unscripted Series Focusing On Love, Relationships And Marriage
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

OWN announced today new unscripted series that will join the network's successful Saturday night lineup: “Chad Loves Michelle,” “Family or Fiancé” and “Rocket City Revival” (working title). “Chad Loves Michelle” featuring Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child and Pastor Chad Johnson navigating the road from engagement to marriage will premiere Saturday, November 3 (9-10 p.m. ET/PT).  (more...)

Naturally '18 - A Tribute to the Grandassa Models Comes to The Dwyer Cultural Center In Harlem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

In 1962, what started as a one-off "fashion show" became a significant celebration of African-American beauty; the Grandassa Models had arrived. (more...)

Paul Rodriguez In STEAMBATH - Revival Of Cult-Classic, Off-Broadway Hit At Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

What if God turned out to be a Puerto Rican steam bath attendant, assisted by a butler named Gottlieb? Renowned stand up comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez stars in a revival of Steambath, the 1970 off Broadway hit comedy by Bruce Jay Friedman that also became a PBS television special. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble artistic director Ron Sossi directs for an Oct. 20 opening at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, where performances will continue through Dec. 16. (more...)

Confirmed! Lily James and Gillian Anderson to Go Toe to Toe in West End ALL ABOUT EVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Sonia Friedman Productions and Fox Stage Productions have today announced the world premiere of Ivo van Hove's highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve. (more...)

RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada announced today that Corps de Ballet members Hannah Galway and Alexander Skinner are the winners of the sixth annual RBC Emerging Artist Apprentice Award for their performances as Apprentices during the 2017/18 season. Ms. Galway and Mr. Skinner each received a $1,000 cash prize. The awards were presented in Toronto this evening by Artistic Director, YOU dance / Principal Ballet Master Lindsay Fischer and Flora Do, VP, Strategy and Client Insights, RBC Wealth Management, during the Patrons' Council 2018/19 season opening party.  (more...)

Thursday 5(+1): Ridley, Rankin, Petrille and Blake from Chaffin's Barn's NEWSIES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 20, 2018

Today, The Thursday Five(+1) shines the spotlight on four members of the Chaffin's Barn cast of Newsies - David Ridley, Samantha Blake, Natalie Rankin and Kayla Petrille - who took time out from their rigorous regimen of rehearsals to tell our readers more about themselves and to offer their own suggestions for why you should come see their show, which runs through October 22. (more...)

THE WHITNEY HOUSTON SHOW Comes To The State Theatre On Oct 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Showtime Australia's acclaimed music production The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show starring Belinda Davids is closing out its first US national tour with a stop at the State Theatre on Friday, October 19. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For DICK WHITTINGTON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theatr Clwyd today announces full cast for its Christmas pantomime, Dick Whittington - The Purrrrrfect Rock 'N' Roll Panto. Zoe Waterman directs Royce Cronin (King Rhydian the Rat), Toby Falla (Tomos the Cat), Phylip Harries (Sarah the Cook), Daniel Lloyd (Wally Fitzwarren), Alice McKenna (Scratch/Harriet), Peter Mooney (Dick Whittington), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Sultana), Emmy Stonelake (Alice Fitzwarren), Luke Thornton (Sniff/Tom/Guard) and Anna Westlake (Fairy Betty Bowbells). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 27 November, with previews from 23 November, and runs until 19 January 2019. (more...)

Recording Academy and its Members Celebrate the Passage of The Music Modernization Act
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The Recording Academy and its members across the country are celebrating today's passage of the Music Modernization Act by the Senate. This movement of the historic bill is a victory for all music creators, setting a clear path to the president's desk. (more...)

THE UNSILENT PICTURE Starring Bill Irwin Premieres October 5 At Philipsburg Manor
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Historic Hudson Valley announces the expansion of its Halloween-themed events, the largest in the tri-state area, with The Unsilent Picture, an immersive theater experience coming to Philipsburg Manor in October 2018. (more...)

Tobacco Factory Theatres To Re-Open Following £1.6 Million Redevelopment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Artistic Director Mike Tweddle has today confirmed that Bristol's Tobacco Factory Theatres has reached the campaign target for its £1.6million transformation. Construction began in January 2018 and, after a year of fundraising, is set to be completed in October. (more...)

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation To Host Angel Ball 2018 Honoring Dottie Herman, Monte Lipman, Avery Lipman And Harvey Spevak
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that they will honor Dottie Herman, Douglas Elliman CEO; Monte Lipman, Founder and Chairman of Republic Records, Avery Lipman, Founder and President of Republic Records; and Harvey Spevak, Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Equinox at Angel Ball 2018 on Monday, October 22nd at Cipriani Wall Street. (more...)

La MaMa Presents Coffeehouse Chronicles #149 "Andrei Serban" With Special Guest Liev Schreiber
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

LA MAMA, the 2018 Tony Award winning theater presents, COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #149 "ANDREI SERBAN" - Saturday, September 29th at 3:00pm?at The Ellen Stewart Theater (66 East 4th Street), in the Manhattan. (more...)

Gangbusters Theatre Brings The Big Event To The Complex Hollywood!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

The famous Billy Wilder quote serves as the backbone of a poignant, ambitious and disturbingly funny project from acclaimed local playwright Christian Levatino and his gangbusters theatre company. Now in their 15th season, gangbusters is partnering with the newly reorganized Complex Hollywood to launch a repertory run of three dark comedy plays from Levatino's "Black Bag Pentalogy," a series of works that holds a magnifying glass to five very distinct moments in American history between 1954 and 1972.  Sunny Afternoon, King Dick and ...meantime at HoJo's will run in rep from Oct. 19 to Nov. 18 at The Complex Hollywood, including "The Big Event" on Sundays, which will feature all three shows performed back to back to back. (more...)

New Show Announced, MIRACULOUS LIVE! On Sale This Week at State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

It's SPOTS-ON when Miraculous Live: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir leaps onto the stage of the State Theatre on Friday, March 29, 2019.  Tickets for this high-flying musical go on sale to State Theatre members at 10AM on Wednesday, September 19th and to the general public at 10AM on Friday, September 21st. (more...)

VIDEO: Howie Mandel Predicts the AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Winner on STEVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Steve Harvey has comedian and America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel as a guest on his show STEVE, and Mandel predicts who he thinks will win America's Got Talent.  During the interview, Howie discusses with Mr. Harvey, serious matters of the heart and the reasons behind his America's Got Talent winner prediction in our show airing tomorrow, Wednesday, September 19. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming Guests on STEVE
by TV Scoop - Sep 18, 2018

Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on STEVE! (more...)

HARVEY BIRDMAN, ATTORNEY GENERAL Returns to Adult Swim
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Adult Swim brings back everyone's favorite superhero/attorney with a brand new half-hour special Harvey Birdman, Attorney General premiering Sunday, October 14th at Midnight ET/PT. (more...)

EmiSunshine, Grant Maloy Smith Release New Christmas Novelty Song 'Fly Possum Fly'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Possums save Christmas in the twangy new novelty song “Fly Possum Fly” (Suburban Cowboy Records), from singer/songwriter Grant Maloy Smith and rising teen country music star EmiSunshine. (more...)

AN INSPECTOR CALLS At The Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Winner of 19 major accolades, including multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards, Stephen Daldry's (Billy Elliot, The Crown) multi award-winning production of J.B. Priestley's classic thriller An Inspector Calls will kick off a four-city U.S. tour at Shakespeare Theatre Company from November 20 through December 23, 2018. (more...)

New Sales Book Teaches 19 Ways Salespeople Can Win More Deals at the Prices They Want
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

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Cast + Tour Announced For Clean Break / Theatr Clwyd's THICK AS THIEVES By Katherine Chandler
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Polly Frame and Siwan Morris have been cast in the roles of Gail and Karen in Thick as Thieves, a new play from Wales Drama Award winning playwright Katherine Chandler. (more...)

MIRACULOUS: Tales Of Ladybug And Cat Noir To Come To Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

'Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir' is coming to Hershey Theatre on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Then and Now: Harvey Fierstein Poses with the TORCH SONG Marquee at the Hayes Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Rehearsals commence today for the new Broadway production of Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song, which will play Broadway's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street), the same Broadway stage where the Tony Award®-winning production premiered in 1982. (more...)

THE BAND'S VISIT Welcomes Brandon Uranowitz to Nowhere, Replacing John Cariani
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Uranowitz will join the cast of THE BAND'S VISIT as 'Itzik.' Uranowitz will begin performances in The Band's Visit on Tuesday, October 9, 2018. (more...)

Molly Burch Drops Video for Latest Single 'To The Boys'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Burch is both gentle and commanding on “To The Boys”, her enchantingly deep and smoky vocals are wrapped around shimmering guitar riffs. She says, I've been called soft-spoken a lot in my life and I feel like I've carried that around with me. It seems like a lot of us have internalized this image of what a 'powerful' person looks and sounds like, what a leader looks and sounds like. Hopefully that's changing. This song is about finding your power and holding it with confidence, and not apologizing for being yourself.' (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents Aurora Theatre's Production Of NEWSIES!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents this sparkling, larger than life production October 19-November 4, 2018. After a fabulous run in Gwinnett county, the Lyric is pleased to bring this exciting collaboration with Aurora Theatre to its audiences. Based on the 1992 motion picture, NEWSIES features a score by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy). NEWSIES, performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit www.AtlantaLyric.com or call 404-377-9948. (more...)

A BRONX TALE, ANASTASIA, CATS and More Announced for Broadway in Chicago Off-Season; Tickets On Sale This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will go on sale to the public this Sunday, September 23. The season includes: A BRONX TALE, ANASTASIA, CATS and Tony Award-winning COME FROM AWAY, FALSETTOS and A BAND'S VISIT. (more...)

Podcast: Broadway Bullet Welcomes Adam Heller, Julia Knightel, Raquel Suarez Groen, Robert Diamond
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

We're meeting people all over the theatre scene in this episode. A Letter to Harvey Milk recently concluded it's Off-Broadway run, and I am sure it will become a regional staple. Adam Heller & Julia Knightel, the utterly astounding leads of the show are here to talk about the show and their careers. (more...)

Les Enfants Terribles Announce Casting For THE TRENCH At Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Les Enfants Terribles announce casting for World War One drama "THE TRENCH" which will have a strictly limited run at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 10 October to Saturday 17 November 2018. Press Night is Tuesday 16 October 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: See the Character Images Debut for CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Netflix has released the character images for CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA. Along with the photos, character names and descriptions can be found below! (more...)

Robert Cuccioli to Star in FUN HOME at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announced the cast for the New York Regional Premiere of FUN HOME, playing October 12-28, 2018. Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, FUN HOME's story centers around graphic novelist Alison. When her father dies unexpectedly, Alison dives into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, XANADU Reunion, and More Take 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal For the UK Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Rehearsals are underway for the national tour of Kinky Boots! Check out the photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)

THE BLOODY DEED OF 1857 Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Following two weeks of sold out previews, The Bloody Deed of 1857 opens tonight at the landmark Colonnade Row for an open ended run. The new play is based on the actual murder of Dr. Harvey Burdell on January 30, 1857 on nearby Bond Street. The scandalous crime captivated the city, filling the columns of every newspaper for months because all evidence pointed at his rejected lover, a devoted mother and conniving widow named Emma Cunningham. But the jury didn't believe a woman could commit such a violent act. Officially, the case remains unsolved, leaving restless ghosts behind to sort through the truth for eternity. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY ~ Banned in Boston (1928), Red Hot In Phoenix (2018)
by Herbert Paine - Sep 14, 2018

A/C Theatre Company's staging of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY, is a wildly engaging tribute to the roar of another decade and its edgy underbelly. Featuring Alanna Kalbfleisch in a defining role, the show runs through September 23rd at Phoenix Theatre's Hardes Theatre. (more...)

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