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Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

LGBT Doc POLITICAL ANIMALS featuring Legendary Politicians Sheila Keuhl, Jackie Goldberg, Carole Migden, Christine Kehoe - out on DVD & VOD
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2017

New, award-winning LGBT knockout doc POLITICAL ANIMALS will release DVD & VOD on June 6th in the U.S. and Canada via Gravitas Ventures. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Series Extension for THE PRESIDENT SHOW
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

In a sweeping victory, Comedy Central has extended the inaugural season of THE PRESIDENT SHOW for an additional seven episodes, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. (more...)

Chuck E. Cheese's' Celebrates 40 Years Of Fun With The 'Biggest Birthday Ever'
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Chuck E. Cheese's has been the ultimate destination for birthday parties since it opened its door in 1977 and today hosts more than 10 million guests at birthday parties annually. Now, the family dining and entertainment leader is excited to host the 'Biggest Birthday Ever' in honor of its own birthday. On May 19, all 550 U.S. and Canadian Chuck E. Cheese's restaurants will join together to celebrate 40 years of fun by giving out more than 120,000 pieces of birthday cake, 40 tickets to every child and a free birthday party blower for all, in an attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TM title for the Most people blowing party blowers simultaneously (multiple venues). (more...)

Stay After the Show at TUTS to Hear from the Cast of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents a talk back with star of FUN HOME and President of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), Kate Shindle, following the performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017.   (more...)

It All Comes Back! FUN HOME Recoups on the Road
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman have announced that the national tour of the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME, has recouped its tour production costs in only eight months since opening in October 2016 in Cleveland, OH. (more...)

Breaking News + Photo: James Comey Attends FUN HOME Matinee in Washington, DC Today
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2017

The just fired FBI Director James Comey made his first public outing today at none other than the touring production of FUN HOME, currently playing at the National Theatre in Washington, DC.  (more...)

Nominees For 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards Revealed As The Entertainment Industry Celebrates The Best In Motion Picture Trailers And Television Marketing
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

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Meet the Family! Robert Petkoff, Susan Moniz, and More Announced for the Houston Engagement of FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Houston engagement of the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. (more...)

Kate Shindle to Lead FUN HOME in Houston This Month; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Houston engagement of the first National Tour of FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. (more...)

Chef Gordon Ramsay Announces First HELL'S KITCHEN Restaurant at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Celebrated multi-Michelin star chef and television personality Gordon Ramsay announced live to his fans on Facebook today his plans for the first-of its-kind Gordon Ramsay HELL'S KITCHEN located at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, set to open this winter. To commemorate the announcement, Ramsay skillfully ignited the series' 17-foot signature pitchfork - transported straight from the set of the hit FOX show - in the center of Caesars' iconic fountains. This marks Ramsay's fifth Las Vegas restaurant and extends his successful partnership with Caesars Entertainment. As is the case at Chef Ramsay's other restaurants, the quality of the food and dining experience is paramount for the HELL'S KITCHEN restaurant. (more...)

ESPN Radio and espnW Collaborate on The Trifecta: Women Making History Special
by TV News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Today, Tuesday, March 28, ESPN Radio and espnW collaborate on a three-hour The Trifecta: Women Making History Special, which will air 9 p.m. – Midnight ET on ESPN Radio and simulcast on ESPN3. (more...)

Peace Center Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The 2017-2018 Broadway season at the Peace Center features Tony Award® winners, poignant plots, rousing music, classic love stories and celebrated blockbusters. (more...)

HAMILTON Arrives in Historic Boston, Massachusetts Septmeber 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway In Boston has unveiled the upcoming 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway Season at its annual spring Announcement event this evening.  Eight theatrical productions take center stage at the Boston Opera House beginning next fall including the previously announced production of HAMILTON.  Over 1000 people from around the city gathered to celebrate today's announcement including Broadway In Boston's Season ticket holders, group leaders, arts and business leaders, city officials, partners from around the city, sponsors and the Boston media.  Highlights from the day included video messages from WAITRESS composer and six time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, seven time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and Emilio Estefan composers of ON YOUR FEET!, the cast of the National Tour of HAMILTON and live performances from cast members of FUN HOME, DISNEY'S ALADDIN, WAITRESS and LOVE NEVER DIES. (more...)

'Veterans' Reflections' Launches New Marketing Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

At the conclusion of the 2007 Veterans' Day ceremony, several veterans stated that it was the first time anyone had taken the time to thank them for their service. Their appreciation for William R. Graser's thoughtfulness gave him the inspiration to record their accounts and write 'Veterans' Reflections: History Preserved' (published by iUniverse). (more...)

Harry Styles Live On Tour Expands World Tour Dates To 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, Harry Styles has added 56 new show dates in 2018 to his sold-out world tour. The freshly added dates will begin in March 2018 in Basel, Switzerland and will conclude in Los Angeles, CA in July. (more...)

Will Ryan Murphy Stage a 50th Anniversary Production of THE BOYS IN THE BAND?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

It has been reported that Ryan Murphy, the creator of 'Glee' and the FX series, 'Feud,' and 'American Horror Story' has optioned the rights to Mart Crowley's play 'The Boys in the Band,' Sources tell the New York Post that Murphy's goal is to bring the show to Broadway for a 50th anniversary revival next spring. (more...)

VIDEO: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES Featurette Explores Groundbreaking Technology
by Movies News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Below, watch an all-new 'Making History' featurette for WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES from 20th Century FOX. Directed by Matt Reeves, the film stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary and hits theaters on July 14th.  (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 10, 2017

Happy Tonys season BroadwayWorld! Is your CD collection and iPod Tonys ready? The big show-the 71th annual Tony Awards-is just over 24 hours away! Naturally, New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8/7c on CBS. As always, this Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

FUN HOME to Arrive at 5th Avenue Theatre This July; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Producers Fox Theatricals (Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson) and Barbara Whitman are thrilled to announce the casting for the Seattle engagement of the first National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical. The tour will premiere in Seattle at The 5th Avenue Theatre July 11-30, 2017. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD on ABC - Sunday, August 20, 2017
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Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, airing on ABC on Sunday, August 20, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD on ABC - Sunday, July 23, 2017
by - Jul 3, 2017

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, airing on ABC on Sunday, July 23, 2017! (more...)

Mario Cantone to Appear as Anthony Scaramucci on Comedy Central's THE PRESIDENT SHOW Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ladies and gentleman of the press, breaking news, Mario Cantone is set to make his first appearance as the newly appointed White House Communications Director, Anthony Scaramucci, on tonight's all-new episode of THE PRESIDENT SHOW at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. (more...)

Comedy Central Announces Another Series Extension for THE PRESIDENT SHOW
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Oh Boy Oh Boy! Comedy Central has extended THE PRESIDENT SHOW for an additional seven episodes for a total of 22 episodes, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Comedy Central. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Best Musical FUN HOME Comes Home to Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are thrilled to present the groundbreaking musical memoir, FUN HOME opening on the Ryan Main Stage Friday, July 28, 2017. (more...)

Girls Rising and Capital One Present 4th Annual BeachFest Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

World renowned country/rock group Antigone Rising, known for their Billboard Heatseekers chart topper 'Don't Look Back' and touring alongside The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, The Allman Brothers, Rob Thomas and more, are Making History again with their non profit Girls Rising and their BeachFest Weekend! (more...)

Jodie Whittaker Announced as New Star of BBC America's DOCTOR WHO
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

The BBC and BBC AMERICA today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new DOCTOR WHO. She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi who leaves the global hit show at Christmas. (more...)

Sarah Hicks and Kevin Puts Extend Contracts with Minnesota Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Minnesota Orchestra today announced that conductor Sarah Hicks will lead the Minnesota Orchestra's "Live at Orchestra Hall" concert series through the 2020-21 season, and that Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts will continue as director of the Orchestra's Composer Institute through the 2019-20 season. (more...)

Virginia to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor McAuliffe Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

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Victoria Theatre Association Reveals $23.5 Million Economic Impact at Annual Meeting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) presented its 2016-2017 Community Report at today's annual meeting, held in the Mathile Theatre at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. (more...)

FUN HOME Tickets Now On Sale for Boston Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will go on sale to the public on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Fun Home will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House October 17-29, 2017 as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

CCO Opens 35th Season with Premieres of Two Getty Operas
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)

Jane Wiedlin (The Go-Go's) & Pietro Straccia Are Elettrodomestico
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Often times, the lyrics of a song can get lost in the music. But for psych-pop's Elettrodomestico, the lyrics are as important as the groovy bass lines and dramatic melodies. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Emily Skinner, and Max Von Essen Lead 15th Annual BROADWAY UNPLUGGED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

This will be the fifteenth year in a row in which producer Scott Siegel is presenting an all-star cast singing famous Broadway show tunes the way they were originally performed on the Great White Way: without amplification! (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres New Late Night Weekly Series THE PRESIDENT SHOW, 4/27
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Just like a certain chief executive in Washington, The President Show gleefully tosses out the rulebook of its predecessors. Created by Anthony Atamanuik who hosts as Donald J. Trump, and produced by Clone Wolf Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, this weekly, topical series will air on Thursdays following The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. (more...)

Celebrated Chef Gordon Ramsay Makes Fiery Announcement Of The World's First 'HELL'S KITCHEN' Restaurant At Caesars Palace Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2017

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Irish Heritage Theatre Announces Upcoming Production of Brian Friel's MAKING HISTORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Irish Heritage Theatre has just announced their Spring 2017 production of Making History by Brian Friel. For the 2016-2017 Season, they decided to do two beautiful plays by Friel, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest Irish playwrights. (more...)

Comedy Central Premieres New Late Night Weekly Series THE PRESIDENT SHOW, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Just like a certain chief executive in Washington, The President Show gleefully tosses out the rulebook of its predecessors. Created by Anthony Atamanuik who hosts as Donald J. Trump, and produced by Clone Wolf Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment, this weekly, topical series will air todays following The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary Presents Visual Jazz in San Diego, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Searching for some soulful illustrations? Monarch | Arredon Contemporary is honored to present Visual Jazz by San Diego County native Chor Boogie. The one-of-a-kind solo exhibition will feature over 20 original works on canvas, with an opening reception on Saturday April 29th 2017 from 5p to 8pm at the La Plaza La Jolla. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT LIVE WITH BEN VEREEN at Stockton Symphony
by Courtney Symes - Apr 24, 2017

When an icon is as approachable, affable and humble as Ben Vereen is, it is easy to see why he has been so successful. The winner of a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for his role in Pippin, Vereen is, at the age of 70, showing no signs of slowing down. Luckily for us, he is bringing his energy and talent to our area to perform with the Stockton Symphony on May 6 and 7. (more...)

Perficient Digital Receives Internet Advertising Competition Awards for Carhartt, The Henry Ford Websites
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

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GLASS MENAGERIE's Madison Ferris Featured in People's 'World's Most Beautiful' Issue
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

This year's World's Most Beautiful issue of People features Broadway star Madison Ferris. She is honored for Making History at 25 as the first wheelchair user to score a leading role on Broadway. (more...)

CELEBRATION 2017 Kicks Off At Prince's Paisley Park Honoring His Life And Legacy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota started Celebration 2017 today with exciting speakers and performers participating in the four days of activities. All events are being held at Prince's historic recording sanctuary outside Minneapolis, honoring the life and legacy of the music icon Prince Rogers Nelson. (more...)

Talking With...NICOLE VAN GIESEN About FUN HOME And Why It Matters So Much
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 17, 2017

During the 2017-18 season reveal gala at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall last week, Nicole Van Giesen, a member of the show's original Broadway cast, was on hand to perform 'Telephone Wire' from the score by Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron. The response to the announcement that Fun Home will play Nashville October 10-15 was enthusiastic - some might even have called it 'thunderous' - and the audience filled with theater lovers rewarded Van Giesen with warm, generous applause. (more...)

San Francisco Ballet Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

San Francisco Ballet, long recognized for pushing boundaries in dance, has announced its 2017-18 Season program and schedule. This summer, SF Ballet will return to Festival Napa Valley for one performance only on Friday, July 21, 2017, accompanied by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. In addition, this October, the Company will once again participate in World Ballet Day LIVE, a day-long streaming event (details to be announced). (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

BWW CD Review: COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Resplendent and Uplifting
by David Clarke - Apr 11, 2017

COME FROM AWAY is the celebrated new musical with lyrics and music by Irene Sankokff and David Hein. COME FROM AWAY (Original Broadway Cast Recording) captures the resplendent, raw emotions of the Broadway production. Just be warned: the uplifting story of human kindness and charity packs an emotional wallop on the album, so you'll probably want to listen to it with tissues in hand. (more...)

Music Mondays at Bay Street Theater to Include Betty Buckley, Billy Porter, Stephen Schwartz, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the concert series Music Mondays, on Monday nights in July and August at 8 pm. (more...)

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