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Academy of Country Music Celebrates Artists, Musicians & More at 11th Annual ACM HONORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Academy of Country Music® presented the 11th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. (more...)

Meet the Full Company of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Bowing Tonight on the Great White Way
by Meet the Cast - Aug 24, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opens tonight, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus go inside rehearsals with the company! (more...)

15th Annual New York Burlesque Festival to Sizzle in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The New York Burlesque Festival brings superstars from around the globe together with five shows in one sparkly long weekend, this September 21st through 24th. (more...)

Last Chance To See Audra McDonald In LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL at Wyndham's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning singer and actress Audra McDonald will complete her limited engagement portraying jazz Legend Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill on Saturday 9 September. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 23rd, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 23, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Finds New Stars, COME FROM AWAY Performs on GMA and More! (more...)

Mark Vincent Sings Mario Lanza & The Classics Across Australia
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Lunchbox Theatrical Productions is proud to announce Mark Vincent in Concert paying tribute to great Hollywood Legend and one of the most influential classical singers of the modern era, Mario Lanza. (more...)

Harlem Week Honors Musical Legend James Mtume
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Harlem Week will pay tribute to master composer & Legendary producer/activist James Mtume on August 23, 2017 starting at 6:00 PM. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for Broadway In Thousand Oaks' 2017-18 Season, Featuring KINKY BOOTS and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Theater League has announced that individual tickets go on sale for the 2017-18 Broadway In Thousand Oaks Series Monday, August 28, 2017. (more...)

Celebrate Halloween with Tony Clifton at the Iridium
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

In a rare appearance, the famous lounge lizard Tony Clifton will perform a pair of Halloween shows at The Iridium in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Jerry Lewis
by Walter McBride - Aug 23, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, comic Legend Jerry Lewis died at 91 years old at his home in Las Vegas. (more...)

Warner Classics Announces Maria Callas Live: Remastered Live Recordings 1949 - 1964
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

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BWW TV: The Prince is Back! Watch Highlights from PRINCE OF BROADWAY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opens tomorrow, August 24, 2017 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The PAC Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, PURCHASE COLLEGE (The PAC) is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with a step into the future and a nod to the past, with a curatorial eye towards honoring our history and prominently featuring the latest cutting-edge performances from artists who have been critical to our 40 years of success. (more...)

Showtime to Present Rare Prince Concert Film SIGN O' THE TIMES
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

SHOWTIME has acquired the rarely seen Prince concert film SIGN O' THE TIMES, which will air on American television for the first time in more than a decade, premiering September 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Bricolage Partners with Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh for Immersive Show DODO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Named one of '7 Companies Producing Groundbreaking Immersive Theater' by Backstage.com, Bricolage Production Company has been pushing the boundaries of the traditional audience-performance relationship since its nationally acclaimed production, STRATA, in 2012. (more...)

Michele D'amour and the Love Dealers Arise from Lost Nights at the Leopard Lounge
by Tory Gates - Aug 23, 2017

'I don't see any other genre that does not progress. Jazz progresses, hip-hop progresses, rock progresses, why shouldn't blues as well...?' (more...)

LIZZIE Rock Musical to Make Chicago Premiere as Firebrand's Inaugural Show
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to present its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden.  (more...)

Rod Stewart and DNCE to Perform 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy' at the 2017 VMAs
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

MTV today announced that Sir Rod Stewart, one of best-selling artists of all-time and a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, will perform with multi-platinum selling group DNCE for the re-imagined version of one of the most iconic dance tracks of all time, Stewart's “Da Ya Think I'm Sexy” at the 2017 “VMAs.” (more...)

KILLING BUDDHA Comes to Teatro Paraguas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Teatro Paraguas is proud to host Theatre Dojo, a touring 'raw theatre' company based in southern New Mexico, comes to the Philanthropy Theatre to present their award-winning original play with music, Killing Buddha, written by actor and director Algernon D'Ammassa with music by Randy Granger of Las Cruces, NM. The play premiered at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2015, where it was awarded the 'Fringe Pick' festival prize, and has toured several cities and states since then, picking up an 'Outstanding Storytelling' award at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. (more...)

Chick Corea Joins Lang Lang as Featured Soloists for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Carnegie Hall today announced that Legendary jazz artist Chick Corea will join world-renowned pianist Lang Lang as featured soloists at Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala concert on Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Comedy Legend John Cleese to Give Q&A After 'HOLY GRAIL' at the State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Living comedy Legend, John Cleese, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on Tuesday, September 19 at the State Theatre. Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only, please. (more...)

How Legends Are Made: An In-Depth Look at the Triumphs (and Flops) of Hal Prince
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2017

What makes a Broadway Legend? A formula for such a status doesn't exist, but one thing is for sure... Harold Prince is one. (more...)

TIFF Welcomes International Leaders to Discuss Compelling Political and Personal Stories
by Movies News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Toronto International Film Festival® invites Festival-goers to join the conversation! Returning for its sixth year, the TIFF Speaker Series will focus on compelling political and personal stories from around the world. Partnering with the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs, the programme offers audiences the opportunity to interact with filmmakers and scholars in extended discussions following each film's second public screening. This year's speakers include Aisha Ahmad, Robert Austin, Teresa Kramarz, Janice Gross Stein and Joseph Wong. (more...)

ImprovBoston Goes Back to the '80s with Hit Comedy Show OREGON FAIL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

ImprovBoston brings those who grew up in the 80s back to a simpler time when they trekked westward on their Apple II GSs - hunting, crossing rivers, and avoiding the dreaded dysentery outbreak. Based on the popular 80s video game Oregon Trail, ImprovBoston's hit comedy show Oregon Fail: You Have Died of Comedy combines thrilling adventure and whimsy in a completely improvised show set within the world of the game. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival's Women Artists Writing Group to Host 2nd Annual Retreat
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival is committed to cultivating female voices onstage through its Women Artists Writing (WAW) Group, helmed by actors Heidi Armbruster and Mary Bacon.  (more...)

Theatre Philadelphia Announces 2017 Barrymore Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Theatre Philadelphia, the region's marketing and leadership organization for theatre, has announced the 2017 nominees for the Barrymore Award for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

THE MINUTES, TREVOR THE MUSICAL, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Among League of Chicago Theatres' Fall 2017 Picks in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Fall 2017 will see Chicago continue to produce some of the most exciting theater in the country. Offerings from the city's more than 250 producing theaters include a range of special fall programming, featuring everything from the latest musicals to highly anticipated world premieres.    (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Legendary LA DJ Richard Blade Headlines LA Zoo's 80s-90s Roaring Nights
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Two favorite music eras go head-to-head for one very special L.A. Zoo Roaring Nights evening, a 1980-90s 'Battle of the Decades' for ages 18 and older featuring Legendary Los Angeles DJ Richard Blade on Friday, September 15, 2017, 6 to 10 pm. The summer music party features rare after-hours access to animal habitats, including an expanded route through the Zoo open from 6 to 8 pm, pop-up zookeeper talks and close-up animal experiences. Guests are encouraged to dress for the 80s-90s theme as they enjoy live music from the Boombox Heroes, who deliver favorite up-tempo 90s hits, L.A.'s favorite food trucks, full-service bars, a Game Zone, and more. DJ Johnny Hawkes spins fun, eclectic sets with hits from both decades, while DJ Richard Blade focuses on the era during which he first shot to fame, the 1980s. Food trucks include Baby's Badass Burgers, Pico House, Peaches Smokehouse, The Greasy Wiener, The Grilled Cheese Truck , Ragin Cajun , Lobsta Truck, Mandoline Grill, Kogi Truck, Joe's Pizza Truck, Border Grill, Austyn's Burger, The Paradise Truck, The Pudding Truck and Rice Balls of Fire. Full bars are available for guests 21 and older. (more...)

Robert Fairchild & Melanie Moore to Perform LA LA LAND Duet and More at 2017 Chita Rivera Awards; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The 2017 Chita Rivera Awards, will be presented on September 11, 2017, directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner, hosted by Two-time Tony and two-time Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins and Patricia Watt, announced additional performances today. (more...)

VIDEO: Liza Minnelli Joins Michael Feinstein for a Birthday Tune!
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2017

What's better than your actual birthday? Maybe a special birthday message from Liza Minnelli! Watch below as the stage and screen Legend performs 'Light Up the Candles on the Birthday Cake,' accompanied by the one and only Michael Feinstein! (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for SoCal Co-Production of BILLY ELLIOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) and California Ballet Company (CBC) announced today the complete cast and creative team for their upcoming co-production of Billy Elliot. This Tony Award-Winning musical includes music by Elton John, with book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Billy Elliot features direction by Neil Dale, who makes his San Diego directorial debut, music direction by Don LeMaster, and choreography by California Ballet Company Associate Artistic Director, Jared Nelson. Performances run from September 22 - October 8, 2017, at the Spreckels Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: In Rehearsal for the World Premiere of Northern Ballet's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Northern Ballet conclude the year with their third new full-length ballet of 2017 - The Little Mermaid. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the dancers in rehearsal below! (more...)

Patchogue Theatre Opens 2017-18 Season with The New Voice of American Soul
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to present the new voice of American Soul, Brian Owens, in 'What's Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience,' on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Aretha Franklin to Bring Diva Classics to Fox Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, will be performing one-night only in Atlanta at the Legendary Fox Theatre on Friday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Warner Theatre Welcomes Arlo Guthrie Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Warner Theatre will welcome folk Legend ARLO GUTHRIE in a rare solo appearance to the Main Stage on Saturday, September 16 at 8 pm.  Arlo Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, to America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie and Marjorie Mazia Guthrie.   (more...)

Single Tickets on Sale This Week for SCHOOL OF ROCK in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway Legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL have announced that individual tickets for SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, August 25, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for the UK Premiere of TENDERLY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The UK Premiere of Tenderly - The Rosemary Clooney Musical is being produced at the New Wimbledon Studio from 1st to 23rd September 2017 with press night on 4th September, at 7.45pm. (more...)

Grammy Winner B.J. Thomas Coming to Harris Center This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

A five-time Grammy winner who has sold more than 70 million records and is ranked in Billboard's Top 50 most played artists over the past 50 years, the charismatic performer comes to Stage One at Harris Center with a classic songbook known to nearly everyone. He continues to do 60-80 shows annually throughout the U.S. and internationally. (more...)

Scoop: THE GONG SHOW on ABC - Thursday, September 7, 2017
by - Aug 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE GONG SHOW, airing on ABC on Thursday, September 7, 2017! (more...)

LGBTQ Film Festival Comes to The Hanover Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

qFLIX Worcester: New England's LGBTQ Film Festival presents a series of films that seek to educate and entertain at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Thursday, September 14 through Sunday, September 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 18 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Princess Diana Commemorated in ROYAL VAUXHALL's 20th Anniversary UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

In 1988, Freddie Mercury and Kenny Everett reportedly helped Princess Diana escape the pressures of palace life by dressing her in drag and smuggling her into London's notorious gay pub: the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. (more...)

Jazz House Kids Turns 15 With Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E, Kenny Barron, & Christian McBride
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Jazz House Kids. JAZZ HOUSE KIDS returns to its roots in Newark with this stylish, all-star celebration featuring Andra Day, David Sanborn, Sheila E and Kenny Barron, all under the musical direction of virtuoso bassist and bandleader Christian McBride. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 21st, 2017: Broadway Community Rallies for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out' and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: over 70 members of the Broadway community will rally tonight for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out!' (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces The First Major London Revival Of BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announced the first major London revival of BARNUM. Gordon Greenberg's production opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. The production goes on sale to supporters of the Menier on 31 August, and to the general public on 11 September. (more...)

Soulo Theatre Announces Pop Up Show for NEWSGIRL 9/21-24!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Toronto's Soulo Theatre is excited to announce a Pop Up showing of Newsgirl, created by Savoy Howe and Tracey Erin Smith and performed by Toronto Legend Savoy Howe, founder of Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club. Under the direction of Soulo Artistic Director Tracey Erin Smith, Howe brings 25 years of herstory of women's boxing and mind-blowing stories of how she broke all barriers - and one nose - into Newsgirl which she performs in a real boxing ring (!) at Toronto Newsgirls Boxing Club (388 Carlaw Ave #108) for four shows only - September 21-24. (more...)

Khalid, Gucci Mane & More to Perform at 2017 VMA's
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

MTV today announced additional performers set to take the stage at the 2017 “VMAs” airing live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Presents First Documentary On 'Bambi' Artisy Tyrus Wong
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Filmmaker Pamela Tom (A Tribute to Sir Sidney Poitier, Two Lies) corrects a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal, but heretofore under-credited, figure in American Masters: Tyrus, premiering nationwide Friday, September 8 at 9 p.m. on PBS (more...)

TNT Brings Theatrical Legend Charles Busch to Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

TERRIFIC NEW THEATRE presents Charles Busch: That Boy, That Girl for one night only on September 23, 2017. This is the first time this theatrical delight will play his solo show in Alabama. (more...)

Breaking News: Jerry Lewis Dies at 91
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that comic Legend Jerry Lewis died at 91 years old this morning at his home in Las Vegas. (more...)

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