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Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

INTERSTATE To Open NYMF On July 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Interstate, a new musical created by Melissa Li and Kit Yan, has been selected as one of 12 productions to take part in the 2018 New York Musical Festival Next Link Project. The workshop production will open the festival and features a diverse mix of talent while showcasing the journey of two Asian transgender artists. Interstate is directed by Jessi D. Hill, choreographed by Jessica Chen, with music direction by Karen Dryer. (more...)

Review Roundup: IN THE HEIGHTS at Playhouse on Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Things are heating up in WeHa with the arrival of the amazing In The Heights cast, set to open at Playhouse on Park on June 15! (more...)

The Magnificent Carey Mulligan: A Career Timeline of Stage and Screen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Cannes' Critic Week saw the premiere of this year's newest Carey Mulligan movie, Wildlife: a shattering, 1960s-set drama in which she co-stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal?. In it, she plays a woman who cheats on her husband. 'It's the kind of warts-and-all role that are usually reserved for men,' Mulligan said, according to Variety. However, prior to the film's fall release, Mulligan is getting back onstage and starring in Girls & Boys, a one-woman show that recently opened at the Minetta Lane Theatre after a sold-out run in London. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company Presents LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Shakespeare & Company presents William Shakespeare's comedy Love's Labor's Lost, directed by Kelly Galvin and performed outside in The Dell at The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home. This family-friendly, open-air production featuring Shakespeare & Company Education Artists runs from July 10th - August 18th. (more...)

Chris Young Extends 2018 LOSING SLEEP World Tour with Dan & Shay, Morgan Evans, and Dee Jay Silver
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

After playing more than 30 sold-out arena and amphitheater dates, being named an ACM Male Vocalist nominee and scoring his 10th No. 1 single, Chris Young has added 15 more shows to his “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.” Special guests Dan + Shay, Morgan Evans and Dee Jay Silver will join the multi-platinum entertainer, hailed “a true country singer” (Lincoln Journal Star) who has “handily made the leap to headliner status” (Green Bay Press Gazette) and puts on a “riveting performance” (La Crosse Tribune), on the added dates. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER on HBO - Friday, June 22, 2018
by TV Scoop - Jun 20, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, airing on HBO on Friday, June 22, 2018! (more...)

James Cromwell, Bruce Dern, Naturi Naughton, Harry Lennix, Kat Graham, Join Cast of Mark Amin's EMPEROR
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Sobini Films announced today that Oscar®-nominee James Cromwell, two-time Oscar®-nominee Bruce Dern and award-winning actress Naturi Naughton have joined Dayo Okeniyi in the cast in the Civil War-era EMPEROR, directed by Mark Amin, the veteran producer and former Vice Chairman of Lionsgate. Harry Lennix, Kat Graham, Ben Robson and Keean Johnson have also joined to round out the cast. Cromwell and Dern will play John Brown and Levi Coffin, respectively, two of the great heroes of the American abolitionist movement. Naughton plays the role of “Sarah Green,” the wife of abolitionist and runaway slave Shields Green. The film is produced by Reginald Hudlin for Hudlin Entertainment and by Cami Winikoff and Amin for Sobini, with a script co-written by Amin and Pat Charles. Sobini's Tyler Boehm is executive producing. UTA is handling domestic sales. EMPEROR is currently in production in Savannah, Georgia.  (more...)

The Apollo Theater Announces Two New Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The Apollo Theater today announced that it will bring to its iconic stage two new performances that continue its commitment to articulating and projecting the African American narrative through arts and culture.  In October 2018, The Apollo will celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud," the Godfather of Soul James Brown's seminal Black Power anthem, with the premiere of Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud at 50 under the musical direction of six-time GRAMMY®- Award-winner Christian McBride.  In May of 2019, in a co-production between The Apollo, Baltimore Center Stage, and Mosaic Theater, Kelvin Roston Jr. will pay homage to Donny Hathaway in the New York premiere of the one man play Twisted Melodies.  Tickets for both productions will go on sale July 1st. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out A Preview of Comedy Central's DETROITERS Season Two
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Season two of Detroiters is almost here! The series will premiere with back-to-back half-hour episodes tomorrow at 10pm ET/PT and then each Thursday at 10:30pm ET/PT through the finale. In the second season premiere titled 'April in the D,' Tim and Sam discover that a local attorney's ho-hum demeanor melts away the moment he picks up a guitar. Tim Meadows guest stars. Watch a preview clip below. (more...)

Daye Jack Unveils New Single, HEART SHAPED CULDESAC Alongside The FADER Mini-Doc
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Critically acclaimed rapper, singer, artist, and performer Daye Jackreturns with a brand new single entitled “Heart Shaped Culdesac” today via Warner Bros. Records. It marks his first release since 2017's tastemaker and fan favorite full-length debut No Data. Get “Heart Shaped Culdesac” HERE. (more...)

Final Casting Announced For Bucks County Playhouse's Concert Adaptation Of SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler announced final casting for Bucks County Playhouse's world-premiere concert adaptation of Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern's legendary musical, "Show Boat," which will set sail this Saturday, June 23 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Seattle (more...)

BWW Review: HOUSE OF BROADWAY, Live at Zedel
by Fiona Scott - Jun 20, 2018

Musical fans love a good 'songs from the shows' cabaret and House of Broadway present a polished evening packed with heart and humour as they share songs old and new from the musical theatre canon. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW - Jun 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Louisville (more...)

Kevin Costner Stars in New Scripted Dramatic Series YELLOWSTONE, on Paramount Network Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

YELLOWSTONE, Paramount Network's new epic scripted dramatic series, will premiere on the network, Today, June 20 at 9:00 pm, ET/PT. (more...)

Dates Set for Love, Liza: The Auction In Los Angeles, With Over 1,700 Lots From Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland & Vincente Minnelli
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Profiles in History is proud to announce the dates of Love, Liza: The Auction. The 3 day auction will be July 30th, 31st & August 1st, in Los Angeles.  (more...)

New Rehearsal Space Headed for Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Project Manager Jeff Whiting, in partnership with several notable Broadway industry members, today announced the plans to build Open Jar Studios, a new rehearsal space in Times Square for rehearsals, auditions, and support offices for large-scale Broadway productions. (more...)

LOVE NEVER DIES Will Make Stops in Memphis, Philadelphia, Denver, and More This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Complete 2018-2019 schedule has been announced for the North American tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. The tour launched in Fall 2018, and continues this week in Nashville, TN at TPAC June 19-24, followed by the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis, MN next week, June 26-July 1. A complete touring schedule is below. (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Kaplan, Ben Fankhauser, and More Sing Kelly Clarkson at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Last night, sixteen Broadway stars were featured in Broadway Sings Kelly Clarkson, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. The tribute concerts take the music of well-known music icons and create new, unique arrangements and orchestrations by twisting the style to fit the strength of the performer. Previous fifteen concerts have included Adele, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna. On August 20, the series will continue with Broadway Sings Alanis Morissette. (more...)

VH1's Record Breaking Phenomenon Continues with the Return of LOVE & HIP HOP: HOLLYWOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

On the heels of VH1's industry leading eleven consecutive quarters of year over year ratings growth, the best streak among entertainment networks in all of television, comes the return of Monday night cable's #1 unscripted franchise 'Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood' on Monday, July 23rd at 8:00PM ET/PT. (more...)

New Show Dates Announced for Miranda Sings Live NO OFFENSE Tour with Colleen Ballinger
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Internet superstar Miranda Sings brings her No Offense Tour to cities across the U.S. this summer with an all new show of music and laughs for all ages to enjoy! Also, for the first time ever,Colleen Ballinger, who is the creator of Miranda Sings, will perform half of the show as herself, and half of the show as the comedic viral video singing star Miranda. It's like two shows in one!  (more...)

MIRANDA SINGS LIVE...NO OFFENSE TOUR to Feature the Real Colleen Ballinger
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Internet superstar Miranda Sings brings her No Offense Tour to cities across the U.S. this summer with an all new show of music and laughs for all ages to enjoy! Also, for the first time ever, Colleen Ballinger, who is the creator of Miranda Sings, will perform half of the show as herself, and half of the show as the comedic viral video singing star Miranda. It's like two shows in one!  (more...)

Raul Esparza, Alice Ripley, and More Announced for Vassar's Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, July 29. Actors joining the annual summer play development incubator include Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza, Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, Tony Award nominee Denee Benton, Tony Award nominee Lauren Worsham, Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, Noah Galvin, Frankie J. Alvarez, Lesli Margherita, Michael Esper, and Carson Elrod. (more...)

NBC Announces Premiere Dates for New 2018 - 2019 Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

 NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2018-19 fall schedule, which includes broadcast television's #1 program,” “Sunday Night Football”; last season's #1 drama series, “This Is Us”; the launch of Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis' new drama, “Manifest”; TV's #1 alternative series and four-time Emmy Award winner, “The Voice”; Tuesday night's new Ryan Eggold-starrer “New Amsterdam”; the new season of beloved comedy “Will & Grace”; and the third season of Mike Schur's mind-bending comedy “The Good Place.”  (more...)

Carrie Ann Inaba to Host Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Carrie Ann Inaba, celebrated choreographer and judge on ABC's Emmy Award-winning Dancing with the Stars, will host this summer's Fire Island Dance Festivalon July 20-22, 2018, in Fire Island Pines, NY. (more...)

The National Theatre Announces More Season Details, Including FOLLIES Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

The National Theatre announces new information, and recaps its upcoming season. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Peach State Summer Theatre!
by Amy Zipperer - Jun 19, 2018

Disney's Newsies is currently playing at Peach State Summer Theatre in Valdosta, and if you're looking to get out of the hustle and grind of Atlanta for a weekend road trip to a place where they're not paving I-285, this is definitely your best-bet theatre destination. Peach State Summer Theatre's energetic production, propelled by a solid book by Harvey Fierstein and memorable music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, showcases how well this 2011 tuner has aged. It's a story about bucking the corrupt establishment and fighting for an America where everyone has a chance at a piece of the dream-pie (or at least a piece of bread) in exchange for hard work. And Peach State Summer Theatre's talented cast, led by a dazzling Andrew Poston in the role of Jack Kelly and supported by Jason Lee Courson's effective scenic design and Jason Celaya's urban choreography, knows exactly how to tell this story. (more...)

Gideon Glick, Lee Pace, Mark Ruffalo, and More Will Lead a Reading of Larry Kramer's THE DESTINY OF ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

On Monday, June 25, Ellen Barkin, Eric Bogosian, Edie Falco, Gideon Glick, Josh Hamilton, Lee Pace and Mark Ruffalo will appear in a one-night-only reading of Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me, to benefit The New Group. Trip Cullman directs with an introduction by Tony Kushner. This special event takes place at 7:00pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Tulsa Premiere Of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Celebrity Attractions brings the most awarded new musical of 2015, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement of only eight performances June 19-24. The Tony Award-winning production's tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Review Roundup: GUYS AND DOLLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) final Mainstage show of the 49th Season, Guys & Dolls! Carlos Lopez leads the cast as 'Nathan Detroit' with Madison Claire Parks as 'Sarah Brown', Michelle Aravena as 'Adelaide', and Omar Lopez-Cepero as 'Sky Masterson'. (more...)

A Sensible Theatre Co., Seattle's Newest Queer Theatre Company Premieres Its Inaugural Production, PAGEANT, The Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

A Sensible Theatre Co. opened Pageant: The Musical as their inaugural 'coming out' production to be co-presented with ACTLab this past weekend! This fabulous production coincides with Seattle PRIDE 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Costner Opens Up About Whitney Houston and His Upcoming Series YELLOWSTONE on GMA
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Kevin Costner visits Good Morning America to dish on 'The Bodyguard' 25 years later and his new series Yellowstone, appearing on Paramount Network. Check out the clip below! (more...)

Vista Kicks Release Second Single from Upcoming TWENTY SOMETHING NIGHTMARE Album Out July 15
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

VISTA KICKS--the hotly-tipped Los Angeles-based indie rock 'n roll band--have released their second two-sided single, 'Victim Of The Times' and'Live, You're Gonna Die' (today, 6/15), from their forthcoming full-length album, TWENTY SOMETHING NIGHTMARE, due out Friday, July 13 via their own Little Hook Records. Click here to listen via Spotify. (more...)

Broadway on TV: Josh Gad, Billy Porter, Sara Bareilles & More for Week of June 18, 2018
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

From stage to screen, Broadway will be represented on TV for the week of June 18, 2018! (more...)

BROADWAY BARES: GAME NIGHT Raises Over $1.8 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Broadway's hottest dancers and two explosively responsive audiences came together for a fierce and steamy evening of fun and sensational striptease at Broadway Bares: Game Night, this year's record-breaking edition of the annual spectacular. (more...)

Global Humanitarian and Music Icon Janet Jackson to Receive Inaugural 'Impact' Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Global music icon, multiple GRAMMY® Award winner and multiplatinum-selling artist Janet Jackson will receive the first-ever “Impact” Award at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families, airing SATURDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT), on Disney Channel as well as multiple Disney-branded platforms, including Radio Disney, the Radio Disney app, the DisneyNOW app and Disney.com/RDMA. Ms. Jackson joins previously announced honorees including Carrie Underwood, who will be receiving the “Hero” Award, and Kelly Clarkson, who will be receiving the “Icon” Award. (more...)

Kevin Smith Kirkwood Returns to Joe's Pub with CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD - currently appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots - will bring CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! back to JOE'S PUB at The Public for a four performance limited-engagement residency this summer after a series of smash, sold-out shows. Due to popular demand, CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! 'The Greatest Hits: Volumes 1 & 2' will serve four nights with two different shows and set lists! 'The Greatest Hits: Volume 1' will be performed on Sunday, August 5 and Monday, August 13 with 'The Greatest Hits: Volume 2' on Monday, August 6 and Sunday, August 12. (more...)

Jason Mraz Announces LIVE IN STEREO Fall Tour Dates
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Jason Mraz has announced plans for a very special fall tour. “Live In Stereo” will see the multiple GRAMMY® Award winner partnering with longtime percussionist Toca Rivera for intimate acoustic performances beginning November 23rd at Newport News, VA's Ferguson Center for the Arts and then continuing through late December (see attached itinerary). For complete details, and ticket information, please visit jasonmraz.com. (more...)

BWW Review: MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS at Bunbury Theatre
by Keith Waits - Jun 18, 2018

Bunbury Theatre has offered an impressive season this year, with John Logan's Red serving as its crowning jewel. I have to say I was unfamiliar with Master Harold and the Boys going into this production, but it is safe to say that Bunbury rides the momentum generated by Red and ends this stellar season on a high note. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters Closes 2017-18 Season With DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

As part of its Summer Theater Festival for Families, Rivertown Theaters will close out its 2017-2018 season with a lavish production of one of Disney's timeless Broadway musicals that continues to be a favorite with multi-generations July 12 - 22. (more...)

Emmy Winning Comedian Paul Mecurio Announces New Off-Broadway Show PERMISSION TO SPEAK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian, Paul Mecurio, announces his new Off-Broadway show: PERMISSION TO SPEAK WITH PAUL MECURIO. With over a decade of television appearances including his own comedy special, his longtime association with Stephen Colbert through multiple stand-up appearances on and as being the opening act for The Late Show, and headlining comedy shows throughout the U.S. and Europe, Mecurio is prepared for this next great challenge. PERMISSION TO SPEAK WITH PAUL MECURIO will play at the Jerry Orbach Theater at NY's Theater Center (1627 Broadway, New York), with previews beginning Monday, July 16, 2018 and opening night scheduled for Monday, July 23, 2018. (more...)

LIVE With Kelly and Ryan Sets a New Guinness World Records Title
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

On this morning's “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest took a fun and simple science experiment to new lengths, setting a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the Largest Elephant's Toothpaste Fountain. (more...)

Soho Rep. Extends Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep. (Sarah Benson, Artistic Director; Cynthia Flowers, Executive Director) extends the world premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview, directed by Sarah Benson, through July 22. In Fairview, the Frasier family (MaYaa Boateng, Charles Browning, Roslyn Ruff, and Heather Alicia Simms) is gearing up for Grandma's birthday, and Beverly needs this dinner to be perfect. But the silverware's wrong, the radio's on the fritz, her sister Jasmine is drinking, her husband Dayton isn't helping, her daughter Keisha is a typical teenager, and her brother Tyrone might not show up at all! (more...)

Reelz Announces Summer 2018 Premiere Schedule Changes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Reelz Announces Summer 2018 Premiere Schedule Changes (more...)

Max Frost Kicks Off THE GOLD RUSH TOUR This Week
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Atlantic recording artist Max Frost has announced plans for a wide-ranging North American headline tour. “The Gold Rush Tour” hits the road beginning October 9th at Santa Cruz, CA's The Catalyst Atrium and then travels through mid-November (see attached itinerary). For complete details and ticket availability, please see maxfrost.net/tour. (more...)

Ken Burns' THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH, HOPE, SCIENCE to Debut September 25 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

PBS announced today that THE MAYO CLINIC: FAITH - HOPE - SCIENCE, a new two-hour documentary executive-produced by Ken Burns and directed by Burns, Erik Ewers and Christopher Loren Ewers will air this fall on Tuesday, September 25 at 9 pm ET with a repeat broadcast on Wednesday, September 26 at 10 pm ET (check local listings). (more...)

Kiki Ball Closes Out Performance Space New York's East Village Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Performance Space New York closes out its by-turns pensive, provocative, and radically festive East Village Series with The Independence Day Ball, a Kiki ball from the organization's neighbors at Alliance for Positive Change (June 29). (more...)

BWW Review: SONGBIRD at Two River Theater is a Must-See
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 17, 2018

Not to be missed! Two River Theater is now presenting 'Songbird.' Set in Nashville, Tennessee, it is an intriguing story based on Anton Chekhov's 'The Seagull' that deals with the complexities of human relationships. Written by Michael Kimmel, with music and lyrics by Lauren Pritchard, the show features the finest direction by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, choreography by Marc Kimelman, and musical direction by Kris Kukul. (more...)

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