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Stars of THE CHER SHOW Join Lineup at BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

BroadwayCon has announced today that the new bio musical The Cher Show has joined the BroadwayCon 2019 MainStage lineup. As part of the Spotlight series, the panel will feature cast members STEPHANIE J. BLOCK (Star), TEAL WICKS (Lady), MICAELA DIAMOND (Babe), JARROD SPECTOR (Sonny Bono), MICHAEL BERRESSE (Bob Mackie/Robert Altman/Frank), MICHAEL CAMPAYNO (Rob Camilletti/Lee), and MATTHEW HYDZIK (Gregg Allman/John Southall) on Friday, January 11, at 4:15 p.m. (more...)

Birdland Announces January 2019 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Inspirational True History Tale ALABAMA STORY Arrives on The Rep Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Alabama Story continues The Rep's Mainstage season with a potent collision of art and politics. Running January 2-27, this new play by Kenneth Jones is directed by Paul Mason Barnes. (more...)

PETER PAN Opens at St Helens Theatre Royal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Christmas has officially arrived in St Helens as Regal Entertainments' panto, Peter Pan, flies in to St Helens Theatre Royal opening to rave reviews from the public and press. (more...)

Artist Series Concerts/Managing Director John Fischer Announces His Retirement After 17 Years Of Service
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

John Fischer, managing director of Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, has announced that he will retire in June following the organization's 2018-19 season. He will have served as the organization's managing director for 17 years (more...)

Positions with the Public Theater, Pennsylvania Shakespeare, Pasadena Playhouse, More in this Week's BroadwayWorld Classifieds, 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 12/14/2018 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry. (more...)

Tommy Emmanuel And John Knowles Partner with Parade to Premiere HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Two of the three remaining Certified Guitar Players (an honor bestowed by Chet Atkins)--TOMMY EMMANUEL and JOHN KNOWLES--teamed yesterday (12/13) to premiere their rendition of The Bee Gees hit'How Deep Is Your Love' from their upcoming collaborative instrumental album, HEART SONGS. Due Friday, January 11 via CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers, the new full-length album spotlights the players' proficient ability to capture and radiate emotion through their instruments with special arrangements of 'Cold, Cold Heart,' the album's lead-off single written byHank Williams; 'Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)' written by Billy Joel; and'I Can Let Go Now' written by Michael McDonald, among other songs. (more...)

Charles Weldon, Artistic Director Of Negro Ensemble Company, Dies At 78
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Actor/Director Charles Weldon, who was Artistic Director of The Negro Ensemble Company (NEC) since 2005, died December 7 at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC. He was 78. (more...)

Paul Taylor-Mills Launches MT FEST UK, A Festival Of New Musical Theatre At The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Paul Taylor-Mills is delighted to announce MT Fest UK, a two-week festival of new musical theatre at The Other Palace from Monday 11 to Saturday 23 February 2019. The festival will present new work by both emerging and established writers, as well as programming talks and concerts from some of the most celebrated performers, writers and producers currently working in musical theatre. All tickets to events and performances will be between £10-15. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 14, 2018
by - Dec 14, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Steve Tyrell Returns To Café Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Grammy Award-winner and two-time Emmy nominee Steve Tyrell returns to Cafe Carlyle, April 16-27. Steve Tyrell is currently celebrating his 14th anniversary performing in Cafe Carlyle's revered holiday slot, having taken over for Bobby Short in 2005 after the legend's passing. The New York Times has declared, "Mr. Tyrell is a terrific storyteller… his sizable voice filters Louis Armstrong through Ray Charles and Dr. John." Ten of his eleven albums have achieved Top 5 status on Billboard's Traditional Pop Charts, with his most recent, A Song For You, reaching #1 earlier this year. In October, Steve Tyrell released a 21-song extended edition of his 2008 chart-topper Back to Bacharach. The album, an homage to Tyrell's friend and mentor, Burt Bacharach, features seven additional Bacharach classics. (more...)

Birdland Presents The Birdland Big Band And More Week Of December 24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

BWW Review: Rich and Rewarding TALLEY'S FOLLY at Theater J
by Pamela Roberts - Dec 14, 2018

In the midst of DC's December winter holidays, Theater J brings to us … a valentine. "This story will unfold as a waltz, a valentine" we are told in the opening monologue - and in the gifted hands of director Aaron Posner, Talley's Folly delivers the beauty and rhythm of a waltz, and the big beating heart of a valentine. Actors John Taylor Phillips and Erin Weaver are well paired, their emotions ebb and flow like the current of the folly's nearby river. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Dec 13, 2018

The cheeky PG-rated fun of British Panto, courtesy of Lythgoe Family Productions, returns for more holiday silliness at Orange County's Laguna Playhouse, this time with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE, which continues through December 30, 2018 in Laguna Beach under the direction of Sheldon Epps. Fun, light-hearted, and a much-needed far-from-serious break from reality, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE is wonderful family treat the whole family can enjoy for the holiday season. (more...)

The Philly POPS Celebrates Philly Contributions To America's Art Form With January Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Philly POPS presents Jazzed! The Philly POPS BIG Band with Terell Stafford, a swinging program honoring Philadelphia's unique contributions to the history of jazz, January 18-20 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. This performance is a part of The Philly POPS 40th Anniversary Season, which celebrates artists and music with connections to Philadelphia and the POPS. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Restores Original Louis Sullivan Stencils
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Auditorium Theatre, a National Historic Landmark that celebrated its 129th birthday on December 9, 2018, recently restored intricate, Louis Sullivan-designed stencils in the theatre's north Dress Circle inglenook. Sullivan, considered the father of modernism and a mentor to Frank Lloyd Wright, is known for his ornate designs and painstaking attention to detail. In the theatre's earliest days, his designs covered the arches, ceilings, and columns of the Auditorium Theatre lobby spaces. The Auditorium Theatre will continue this restoration work in the south inglenook and the ceiling arches of the Dress Circle lobby, beginning in January.  (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Isaac Powell, & More Join 54 Sings Lady Gaga
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

"Just Dance," "Born This Way," "Edge of Glory," "You & I," "Million Reasons" - the music of six-time Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter and pop culture icon, Lady Gaga, comes to Feinstein's/54 Below for one night only! (more...)

BRIEFS: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Comes to Leicester Square Spiegeltent on New Years Eve
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Trash, glamour, disco, burlesque, circus and guaranteed hilarity from the Briefs boys and spectacular special guests. (more...)

Justin Willman Brings MAGIC IN REAL LIFE Tour to Music Hall Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Magician/Comedian, Netflix star, and social media sensation Justin Willman will bring his Magic in Real Life Tour to the Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom for one night only on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The show is part of Cincinnati Arts Association's 2018-19 Presenting Season. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

 REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL caps another season of enterprising reporting with a roundtable review of its most memorable moments this year when the series' 261st edition, available in HDTV, debuts TUESDAY, DEC. 18 (10:00 p.m. ET/PT & 9:00 p.m. CT) on HBO. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents GOOD FAITH By Karen Hartman, Directed By Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of Good Faith: Four Chats about Race and the New Haven Fire Department by Karen Hartman, directed by Kenny Leon, February 1-23, 2019 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 7. (more...)

Voting Open For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards Worldwide! Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Voting is now open for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards worldwide, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites. (more...)

Audible and NJPAC Present 'Jazz in the Key of Ellison' February 2019 Performances
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Audible today announce the first three national performance dates of “Jazz in the Key of Ellison,” celebrating the musical world of the esteemed African-American novelist, critic and scholar Ralph Ellison and his remarkable collection of jazz recordings. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces Formation of Department of Curiosity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the formation of a Department of Curiosity, which will now house its Department of Education and Department of Community Engagement. The department will be led by Lizzie Perkins, Director of Education, and founding Ensemble Member Andrew White, Director of Community Engagement. (more...)

Dean Martin Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Entry in Almost 50 Years With 'Let It Snow'
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

With the recent discussion of “Baby, It's Cold Outside,” Deana Martin, daughter of iconic superstar Dean Martin, appeared and performed on cable television's #1 morning show FOX & Friends (click here to watch) bringing awareness to her father's legendary holiday albums and his rendition of the controversial song. Martin also performed 'Let It Snow' during the live broadcast. (more...)

The HBO Documentary Films to Present IT'S A HARD TRUTH AIN'T IT
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The HBO Documentary Films presentation IT'S A HARD TRUTH AIN'T IT, filmed during the production of O.G., will be available for streaming SATURDAY, FEB. 23 starting at 11:45 p.m. (ET), following the debut of O.G. earlier that evening, and debut MONDAY, FEB. 25 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on the main HBO channel. (more...)

A COMEDY OF TENORS Continues Walnut Street Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 210th season with the uproarious Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. Directed by and starring Frank Ferrante, this over-top-top comedy from Tony Winner Ken Ludwig begins previews on January 15th, opens on January 23rd, and runs through March 3rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Palace Theater Presents LATE NIGHT CATECHISM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Palace Theater is presenting Late Nite Catechism on Saturday, January  26,  for two performances only at 2 and 8pm. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. (more...)

The Broad Stage Welcomes Pussy Riot and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, Santa Monica, and Sotheby's Institute of Art, Los Angeles, a partnership with Claremont Graduate University are delighted to welcome acclaimed, international artists Nadya Tolokonnikova, Founding member of Pussy Riot, Shepard Fairey, Catherine Opie and Tavares Strachan to the stage for "Artists, Activism, Agency", the third program in the ARTISTS TALK series celebrating Los Angeles's vibrant contemporary art scene. Moderated by Jonathan T. D. Neil, PhD, Director of Sotheby's Institute of Art - Los Angeles, the artists will speak to their ideas, actions and agency in visual and performance art on the subjects of radical protest and resistance, gender and sex, abuses of power, freedom and incarceration, truth, community, identity and pushing the limits at an unprecedented moment of political and social upheaval. (more...)

Miranda Otto, Zoë Chao, Zach Woods Join the Cast of DOWNHILL
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Miranda Otto, Zoë Chao, and Zach Woods have joined the cast of Downhill, according to Deadline. They join previously announced stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell. (more...)

Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer Join Voice Cast of Disney/Pixar's ONWARD
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Pixar Animation Studios revealed today four members of its voice cast for its original new feature film “Onward,” including Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”), Tom Holland (“Spiderman: Homecoming”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) and Octavia Spencer (“The Shape of Water”). Directed by Dan Scanlon and produced by Kori Rae, the team behind 2013's “Monsters University,” “Onward” is slated for theaters on March 6, 2020. (more...)

Todd Snider Announces Spring Tour Dates and New Album Cash Cabin Sessions, Vol. 3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Musician Todd Snider announces new tour dates to support his upcoming album Cash Cabin Session, Vol. 3 to be released on March 15 through Aimless Records/Thirty Tigers. The new tour starts March 13 at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City (full tour below). (more...)

by Emma Watkins - Dec 12, 2018

It would be hard to find a classier and more joyful Christmas treat than Joe Stilgoe's one-night-only show Christmas at the Movies, featuring special guests Louise Dearman, saxophonist Jess Gillam and Rob Brydon. Highlights of the show will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 at 18.00 on Christmas Day. (more...)

BWW Interview: June (Squibb) Is Bustin' Out All Over! WAITRESS' Newest Star Is Opening Up About Her Broadway Past
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 12, 2018

It's been nearly six decades since June Squibb's last Broadway bow, but she's back now and better than ever eight times a week at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. (more...)

Sasha Morfaw, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Sufe Bradshaw, Sydelle Noel To Star In RISE
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Sasha Morfaw (Black Panther), Jimmy Jean-Louis (Claws, Heroes), Sufe Bradshaw (Veep), Sydelle Noel (GLOW), and Peter Mensah (300) are set to star in the film 'Rise,' according to Deadline. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018


Immersive, Limited Engagement Of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Comes To Long Island City This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Queens-based Rude Grooms ( announced details for their production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, led by actor-manager Montgomery Sutton (Twelfth Night at Shakespeare's Globe; Much Ado About Nothing with Rude Grooms), produced in partnership with Long Island City Artists at the Plaxall Gallery and sponsored by Mikkeller Brewing NYC. The show runs January 4-6 at the Plaxall Gallery (5-25 46th Avenue, LIC) at 7:30pm, with a Twelfth Night Party beginning at 6:30pm each night for VIP ticket holders featuring a variety of musical guests to be announced in the coming days. Tickets are limited and on sale now at (more...)

Jodie Whittaker, Hugh Grant Among BAFTA's 2018 New Members - See Full List
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

BAFTA has revealed the intake of new members for 2018. (more...)

Muny's Legacy Society To Be Renamed Henry Kiel Society
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The Muny announced today plans to rename its planned giving society in honor of St. Louis' 32nd mayor, Muny founding father, Mayor Henry Kiel, who also served as Muny Board President from 1919-1942. Since The Muny's beginning, Mayor Kiel played a leading role in making the civic institution a St. Louis summer staple; even playing King Richard in the Playground Pageant's 1918 staging of Robin Hood, held on what would later become The Muny grounds. In Mayor Kiel's honor, The Legacy Society takes the new name The Henry Kiel Society. (more...)

CBS News Names Major Garrett Chief Washington Correspondent
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Major Garrett has been named CBS News' chief Washington correspondent, it was announced today by Christopher Isham, Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief for CBS News. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. (more...)

Meet the Cast of CHOIR BOY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Dec 12, 2018

Manhattan Theatre Club is hosting the Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, by Tarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Trip Cullman. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Cast Announced for STC's RICHARD THE THIRD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

After his hit production of King Charles III, David Muse returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to direct Shakespeare's Richard the Third, a mesmerizing chronicle of the megalomaniac's rampage to the throne. The production will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from February 5-March 10, 2019. (more...)

Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns For 8th Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The 8th ANNUAL BOSTON ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its eighth year, in partnership with Boston Playwrights' Theatre. The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 60 established and emerging Boston area playwrights and directors plays three performances only. Saturday, January 5th at 8pm, Sunday, January 6th at 8pm, & Monday, January 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Come Swing That Music With Tom Burlinson, Emma Pask And Ed Wilson At Qpac This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

Get in the mood with swinging sensation, Tom Burlinson, (Now We're Swinging, Frank - A Life in Song), jazz vocalist prodigy Emma Pask, (Some Other Spring, Cosita Divina and The Voice Australia season 2), talented musician Ed Wilson, (Daly Wilson Big Band) and the highly-acclaimed 'All Star Big Band', (Frank- The Sinatra Story In Song), in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Concert Hall on Friday 8 February 2019. (more...)

High Concept Labs To Kick Off 10-Year Anniversary With New Hideout Residency Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

High Concept Labs (HCL), an innovative arts service organization based in Pilsen, and the Hideout, a historic neighborhood bar and performance venue located in Chicago's North Branch Industrial Corridor, today announced HCL's new Hideout Residency Series, taking place throughout January 2019. (more...)

Tedeschi Trucks Band Concludes Wheels Of Soul 2019 Tour At The Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Tedeschi Trucks Band's increasingly successful Wheels of Soul tour returns to the road in 2019, for one of the most anticipated concert events of the summer. The five-week slate of 24 shows concludes with two nights at the famed Fox Theatre on August 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Atlanta. (more...)

Arts And Education Council Names 2019 Katherine Dunham Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) has named Jenisha McDonald the 2019 Katherine Dunham Fellow. McDonald, a junior studying business administration at University of Missouri-St. Louis, currently works at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The Katherine Dunham Fellowship, created and funded by Sara and Jack Burke and managed by A&E, promotes diversity in arts leadership by giving African-American students and opportunity to explore, gain experience and be mentored in arts administration. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Presents HOMEWARD SOUNDS With Pianist Javier Perianes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

On Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra presents Homeward Sounds, a program delving into the sounds of Mozart and Dvo?ak's rich lives in Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague. The concert features the New York premiere of Dvo?ak's Bagatelles, Op. 47 arranged for chamber orchestra by conductor/arranger Dennis Russell Davies, as well as Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 with Spanish pianist Javier Perianes, and Mozart's Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319. These works will provide a springboard for New York composer James Matheson's Still Life, which opens this program and reflects contemporary American sensibilities. This piece was made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation. (more...)

Understudies From KINKY BOOTS, WAITRESS and More Announced for AT THIS PERFORMANCE.. At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Stephen DeAngelis continues his ongoing salute to Broadway and Off-Broadway Standbys, Understudies and Alternates with its next edition of AT THIS PERFORMANCE… to be held on Monday, December 17th at The Green Room 42, Green Fig, Fourth Floor, Yotel NYC, 570 Tenth Avenue (at 42nd Street), New York, NY 10036 at 7 PM.  (more...)

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