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Martina McBride Spreads Holiday Cheer on Her First Annual 'The Joy of Christmas' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Break out the Christmas lights and hang your stockings because Grammy Award® nominated country superstar, Martina McBride is hitting the road on her first annual holiday themed tour called, “The Joy of Christmas.” Tickets go on-sale to the general public on Friday, August 25th. (more...)

by Scott Shipman - Aug 21, 2017

Director Sarah Gay has deftly manipulated this show so that it works very well in the intimate theater out in Lakeway, and she has crafted a bright, entertaining piece that is full of fun and embraces a sense of stubborn nostalgia for small town Texas. (more...)

HOME by Frozen Light Comes to Edinburgh Fringe for One Week Only
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Following their sell-out 2016 Fringe debut with The Forest, Frozen Light return to the Fringe with Home, their latest bold and exciting production, devised specifically for audiences with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). (more...)

Fringe Festival Smash THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING Returns To The Theatre Centre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

In September of 1964, a chance meeting between two men - one white and one black - reveals the bond they share and the ties connecting them to America's most powerful leaders in playwright Steven Elliott Jackson's stirring THE SEAT NEXT TO THE KING. (more...)

KALETSKI This Side Up Exhibition Opens this Week at Ana Zorina Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Anna Zorina Gallery is pleased to present Alexander Kaletski's solo exhibition This Side Up featuring his latest series of cardboard paintings. (more...)

3rd Chicago Theater Bike Ride Benefits Actors' Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard, a 501(c)(3) organization, will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (, and The Emergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from the first two Rides. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lakewood Theatre Company to Open with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Lakewood Theatre Company begins its fall season on September 8th with the legendary landmark musical Cabaret directed by Ron Daum. Musical direction is by Beth Noelle, and choreography is by Laura Hiszczynskyj. (more...)

Aly & AJ Release First Track In Ten Year 'Take Me'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Musical duo, Aly + AJ, who have sold over 2 million records worldwide, return today after a 10 year musical hiatus, with their brand new track, 'Take Me'. (more...)

Fellowship for Performing Arts to Stage First New York Revival of William Nicholson's SHADOWLANDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today they will return to New York for their third season with the first New York revival of William Nicholson's award-winning play SHADOWLANDS. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Aug 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 8/18 - 8/25, airing on NBC (more...)

Grammy-Winner Lady Rizo's Indigo Out Today + Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

With the support of her fans and critics, the wildly creative, Grammy award winning Lady Rizo released her second studio album, Indigo, with Culture Collide. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Play Me Again Pianos to Host Ribbon Cutting for 10th Public Piano in Metro Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Play Me Again Pianos announced today its newest public piano will open in Atlantic Station on August 25th. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and join in the festivities at 6:00 p.m. Play Me Again Pianos, a Georgia non-profit charity, is working to install and permanently maintain 88 free public pianos throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan area for the community to play and enJoy. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the new piano below! (more...)

Rachel Platten Crashes The Ceiling With Brand New Single and Video 'Broken Glass'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Multi-platinum, award-winning pop star Rachel Platten returns with her powerful new single “Broken Glass,” the first taste of music from her forthcoming album, set to be released this fall via Columbia Records. (more...)

Photo Flash: WAR PAINT Cast Members Perform for Seniors at Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders in Midtown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Sing For Your Seniors brought cast members of Broadway hit 'War Paint' to perform for senior members of the LGBT community in SAGE's midtown headquarters on August 10th. They sang numbers from their show and some of their favorite Broadway standards for their enthusiastic audience. (more...)

JACK Unveils Fall 2017 Season of Key Experimenting Artists in Theater, Dance & Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Recognized by The Village Voice as 'Best Scrappy Brooklyn Theater' in their Best of 2016 issue, JACK presents a flurry of some of today's key experimenting artists in theater, dance and music, with new work by playwrights Virginia Grise, Azure Osborne-Lee, nicHi douglas, Karma Mayetand Justin Kuritzkes, by choreographer Nicole Bindler, and by composer Justin Hicks with director Charlotte Brathwaite. (more...)

Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions Present a New Expanded Production of Disney's ALADDIN - Dual Language Edition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The critically acclaimed smash hit musical, Disney's Aladdin, Dual Language Edition/Edicion De Lenguaje Dual will be presented by Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo and TNH Productions. (more...)

LA Children's Chorus Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC), one of the world's foremost children's choirs, announces its 2017-18 season, entitled 'And This Shall be for Beauty,' featuring exquisite repertoire that illuminates LACC's signature bel canto sound honed by highly regarded and much-loved Artistic Director Anne Tomlinson, who is stepping down at the conclusion of the season, her 22nd at the Chorus' artistic helm. (more...)

MDSN Debuts Official Video for Single 'Kerosene'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Integrity Music welcomes teen artist, songwriter and worship leader MDSN (“Madison”) who just debuted her single and video for “Kerosene,” to digital service providers and Christian radio. (more...)

Sam Feldt Releases 'YES' ft AKON and Announces Album 'Sunrise'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Platinum-selling Dutch DJ and producer Sam Feldt has unveiled his brand new single 'YES' featuring the vocals of legendary American hip-hop artist, AKON. The track will also mark the announcement of Sam's hotly anticipated debut album, Sunrise, which is due for release on 6th October 2017 via Spinnin' Records. (more...)

The Phantom Returns in LOVE NEVER DIES at Dr. Phillips Center; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America announce that tickets are now available to the general public for the Orlando premiere of Love Never Dies, coming to Orlando as part of the 2017 - 2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season during the show's North American tour. (more...)

Cast Announced for Andrew LLoyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Tour, Kicking Off in Detroit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Casting has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, that will kick-off its North American Tour at Detroit's Fisher Theatre on October 17 with performances through October 29.  (more...)

Scoop: TODAY 8/21 - 9/1 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Aug 18, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY 8/21 - 9/1, airing on NBC (more...)

Cast Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and LOVE NEVER DIES have announced full casting for the North American Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Industry: Theatrical Producer and Manager Stuart Thompson Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Stuart Thompson, a prolific theatrical producer and manager who brought plays by some of America's greatest contemporary playwrights as well as many of London's most prestigious productions to the Broadway stage over the last twenty years, died at his home in New York on the morning of Friday, August 18, 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: Dancing through the LET'S DANCE! Exhibit
by Caryn Cooper - Aug 18, 2017

Let's Dance! is an immersive exhibit for children and their families that showcases the Joy, beauty, and diversity of dance across New York City and the world. The exhibition, slated to run from July 1st to December 1st 2017, features a number of opportunities to learn about dance through daily live performances, various workshops, and a dance-portal projection dome! In conjunction with the ongoing initiative of the Children's Museum of Manhattan (CMOM), Gateway to the Arts, this project is designed to introduce children to dance as an art form, an expression of diverse cultures and traditions, and as a healthy physical activity. (more...)

Children's Adventure Book 'The Noodle Society' for True Pasta Lovers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017


Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival presents SWORD OF THE UNICORN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

'Sword of the Unicorn' is an original play written and directed by Harrison Stengle. Unlike the vast majority of fantasy and sci-fi stories, which exclude or ignore LGBTQ narratives, it takes on a surrealistic sci-fi interpretation of what it is like for the play's hero, Sebastian, to come out to his father. Sebastian travels across the cosmos to obtain the mythical Sword of the Unicorn while overcoming his fears and doubts about his sexuality. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charlie Cox on THE DEFENDERS from Netflix
by E.H. Reiter - Aug 18, 2017

Charlie Cox talks about his newest Netflix and Marvel series THE DEFENDERS, which premiers on Friday, August 18th. (more...)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Announces September Highlights
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has announced September 2017 highlights! Check out the listings below! (more...)

Investigation Discovery & PEOPLE Team for National Public Affairs Campaign INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Investigation Discovery (ID), America's leading crime and justice television network, announced today it will join with Time Inc.'s PEOPLE, America's leading multimedia brand mixing entertainment news, lifestyle coverage and human interest reporting, for INSPIRE A DIFFERENCE. (more...)

JC FRIDAYS is Back with a Full Lineup on 9/8!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Fall is on its way, and Art House's JC Fridays will kick off the season with 31 exciting visual and performing arts events! Come out and celebrate with this city-wide festival on Friday, September 8, 2017. (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale Next Month for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Fox
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Single tickets for most shows in the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2017 - 2018 U.S. Bank Broadway Series shows will go on sale Tuesday, September 5 at 10:00 a.m.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

In this dark, visceral comedy vegetables are transformed into semi-automatic weapons, Snow White becomes a spring-onion wielding Samurai, and Mars Bars represent the 'shit' of the world. (more...)

World Music Group Gives Themselves A Name In America
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017


The John W. Engeman Theater presents SEUSSICAL at Cohen Children's Medical Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

???????On Tuesday, August 15, 2017, actors and staff from the John W. Engeman Theater at Northport presented a fully staged production of the Broadway musical Seussical the Musical for over 100 patients at Cohen Children's Medical Center. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: BIG RIVER's Teal Davis & Elliott Robinson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 17, 2017

Among the show's stars are Teal Davis and Elliott Robinson, who portray the show's protagonists Huck and Jim and take audiences on a journey down the Mississippi River in the rollicking, rambunctious show. Somehow, the two actors found time in their hectic, tech week schedules and sat down to take on our questions in order to offer some insight into why they do what they do, as well as suggesting why you just can't miss Big River during its three-weekend run at 108 Donelson Pike. (more...)

Cirque du Soleil Commissions Mural for Chicago's Year of Public Art
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Cirque du Soleil announces a partnership with Columbia College Chicago and the Wabash Arts Corridor (WAC) that will add a new public mural downtown in honor of the city's Year of Public Art. Local artist Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes is creating the mural, commissioned by Cirque du Soleil and inspired by its highly acclaimed production LUZIA, currently playing a limited engagement in Chicago through Sept. 3. (more...)

Rachel Schmeling's YOU, ME, AND ANXIETY Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'You, Me, and Anxiety' is a solo cabaret show, written and performed by Rachel Schmeling, on the subject of mental health. This show is part stand up, part audience interaction, part musical journey and part panic disaster. Schmeling takes her audience on a wild one-hour ride into the mental state of someone dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. (more...)

BWW Review: CANTANDO NA CHUVA (Singin' In The Rain) Gives Brazil a Shower of Joy
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 17, 2017

Cantando Na Chuva (Singin' in the Rain) is set in the roaring '20s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood (Jarbas Homem de Mello) has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town, Lina Lamont  (Claudia Raia). But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with Kathy Selden (Bruna Guerin), a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever. ???????With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world's best-loved films, Cantando Na Chuva songs include Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin' in the Rain. (more...)

The Happy Mondays Talk Dennis & Lois in Upcoming Documentary Trailer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

They met at CBGB's in the 1970s, traversed the US and the UK with some of their favorite bands, and have now landed themselves at the center of a documentary. They are known simply as Dennis & Lois. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Rockettes Bring Joy to 6th Avenue with 'Christmas in August' Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Today, August 17, 2017 at Radio City Music Hall. The Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes kicked off the holiday season with its annual Christmas In August event in celebration of the 2017 production. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Piper Rasmussen's THE WOMAN ILLUSION to Play TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'The Woman Illusion,' written and directed by Piper Rasmussen, is a playful, wicked gallery of ways to be a woman, interspersed with parlor magic. (more...)

BWW Review: SYNCOPATION Doesn't Miss a Step at Penguin Repertory Theater
by Peter Danish - Aug 17, 2017

It's clear that Syncopation hasn't lost a step since its initial production. It's simply great theater. (more...)

Theater For The New City's Dream Up Festival Presents THE PHARMACIST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

'The Pharmacist,' written and performed by Samsun Knight, is a one-man show about a pharmacist who accidentally gives someone the wrong prescription, and then tries to fix his mistake. It's a story about depression and antidepressants, about heartbreak and love and about what happens when your worst mistakes hit the Internet. (more...)

VILLAGE, MY HOME to Premiere as Part of TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Marcina Zaccaria's provocative and timely new drama Village, My Home, about diverse New Yorkers confronting cultural and political uncertainties, will premiere at the 2017 Dream Up Festival for a special limited engagement. (more...)

Garth Fagan, Martha Myers, American Indian Dancers and More Set for 2017 American Dance Guild Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The rich diversity of contemporary dance will be on view for four nights, Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10 at this year's Annual Performance Festival of the American Dance Guild at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2 to Bring Puppets and Joy to HERE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Little Shadow Productions, in association with HERE, presents THE JOSHUA SHOW: EPISODE 2, written and performed by award-winning puppeteer Joshua Holden (Avenue Q National Tour), with live musical stylings by Jeb Colwell, and directed by Jessica Lazar. (more...)

Contemporary Tibetan Group Debuts 'THE VOICE OF NATURE' Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Contemporary Tibetan musicians, Yungdrung Gyal and Wangmo, debut their new album, 'The Voice of Nature- Tshang Yang Gya Tsho,' inviting listeners on the spiritual journey they took while creating their music. (more...)

4th Annual SOURCE360 Festival & Conference Reaches New Heights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017


BWW Interview: Coming Together to Bring Change, Panel Discusses NEWSIES
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 17, 2017

"Newsies is a hit wherever you take it; it had a highly successful Broadway run and national tour and now in these first regional productions, it is the kind of show that brings people from all over to see it again and again. It reaches so many people with its great music and dance and inspiring story. It's a brilliant piece of theatre, and I am honored to be a part of it." (more...)

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