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Siriu2 Releases Debut Original Production Called 'Lift Off'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

The wait is over, Siriu2 has finally released his debut original production called 'Lift Off', and oh boy it does elevate up! (more...)

John Prine Wins 'Artist of the Year' at 2018 Americana Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

John Prine won “Artist of the Year” at last night's Americana Music Honors & Awards. This is Prine's third time receiving the prestigious award following previous wins in 2017 and 2005.   (more...)

10 on Tuesday with 90210 THE MUSICAL's Alexis Kelley
by Misha Davenport - Sep 12, 2017

10 on Tuesday with 90210 THE MUSICAL's Alexis Kelley (more...)

Beef & Boards Dives Into 2019 With Eight Exciting Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

Revealing a lineup that boasts eight exciting musicals, three of which are new to its stage, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents a sense of nostalgia for its 46th Season. (more...)

BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to Patchogue Theatre for One Night Only!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story - the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You - is back by popular demand and will perform at Patchogue Theatre for one performance only on November 16th at 8pm presented by The Gateway and Patchogue Theatre. Visit PatchogueTheatre.org or call the Box Office 631-207-1313. (more...)

Comedy Central's DRUNK HISTORY, THE PRESIDENT'S SHOW & More Head to NY Comic Con
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Comedy is heading to the Con. Comedy Central franchises South Park, Drunk History and The President Show will all be partaking in the festivities at 2017 New York Comic Con at Javits Center (more...)

FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Saturday, December 2 At 8 P.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

On the back of incredibly successful Tours in 2015 in 2016, Buddy The Buddy Holly Story - the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You - is coming to Jacksonville December 2, 2017 at 8 p.m. for one performance only! (more...)

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) and The Gateway are proud to present Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story; the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You. The nationally touring production is back by popular demand and will be co-presented with The Gateway at Patchogue Theatre for one night only on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Vienna's Pop/House Hybrid Mowe Unveil Next Track 'One Love'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

After quickly garnering attention with their unique fusion of deep house, pop and electronic characteristics, Vienna rising duo M WE unveil their next offering 'One Love' via esteemed imprint disco:wax. (more...)

BWW Blog: So Much Happened in So Little Time
by Student Blogger: Lea Passione - May 4, 2018

Hello, Everyone! Its Lea writing after a long absence and an eventful time. So much has happened within a short amount of time. I'm recapping this from my last article to finals week so bear with me. Time to recap. (more...)

BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY To Embark On 30th Anniversary Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Having just completed a hugely successful 6-month tour of the US & Canada, smash hit rock & roll musical Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary next year by making a triumphant return to its original opening venue and spiritual home, Theatre Royal Plymouth. Buddy will open on Tuesday 3rd September 2019 and play for 1 week before embarking on a UK wide tour. (more...)

Thank You, Places...Production Stage Manager CECILIA LIGHTHALL
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017

Today, we introduce you to PSM Cecilia Lighthall, one of Tennessee's finest: My first SM assignment in college was Selkie. I had been an ASM before that. But, that was my first one as lead. My first professional show was Cabaret at Chaffin's Barn in 2004. My most recent show was Posterity with Nashville Repertory Theatre. (more...)

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Headed to the Marlowe Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The world's most successful rock 'n' roll show comes to The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY in the Rehearsal Studio
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2017

The cast of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story presented musical excerpts of the production, and the producers of the historic Bucks County Playhouse and Philadelphia's thriving Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts shared insight into their unique collaboration on the musical, which will come to both venues this spring and summer. BroadwayWorld has footage from the rehearsal in NYC below! (more...)

Brendan Peyper Is The New Buddy Holly In BUDDY - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Lefra Productions has just announced that the South African superstar, Brendan Peyper, is to play the role of Buddy in the brand-new musical, BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, written by well-known West End author Alan James, which is to be presented at the Emperor's Palace's Theatre of Marcellus from 15 May to 10 June 2018. Bookings have just opened and can be made through Computicket. Call 0861 915 8000 or book with www.computicket.com. Special half-price tickets are available for the show of 15 May 2018. Ticket prices are from R300. (more...)

John Prine's GOD ONLY KNOWS Out Today + New Album Out April 13
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

John Prine's new song 'God Only Knows,' is premiering today.  (more...)

BWW Previews: DINO FAMILY DAY at Morris Museum
by Jaclyn Layman - Mar 26, 2018

Dino Family Day Saturday, April 7, 2018, 11:00AM - 4:00PM Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed New Jersey over 65 million years ago! Examine real fossils, meet a paleontology expert and participate in a fossil hunt by Field Station: Dinosaurs. Enjoy a Touch the Music workshop, engage in experiments in BASF's Kids' Lab and create a paper dinosaur. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Caps 25th Season With BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will cap its 25th Silver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with what's been dubbed as the world's most successful rock & roll musical, Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story. (more...)

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to MPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story - the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling jukebox musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You - is back by popular demand! (more...)

Extra Performance Of BUDDY Added For June 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Lefra Productions' Musical, BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY plays at Emperors Palace until 10 June 2018. Due to high demand for tickets, Lefra Productions and Emperors Palace decided to schedule an extra performance this coming Sunday, 10 June at 11:00. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Winn Heider, author of THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON
by Bonnie Lynn Wagner - Jun 8, 2018

Today, BroadwayWorld is sitting down with Mary Winn Heider to pepper her with questions regarding her new novel and, of course, the world of theatre! Heider is also an ensemble member with the theater company Barrel of Monkeys, and, of course, we had to ask her about her favorite plays! (more...)

An Inside Look Behind the Scenes of BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)

BWW Review: Stage Adaptation of THE BODYGUARD Makes OC Debut at Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - Jun 6, 2017

First, let's get this out of the way: while sitting through the national tour production of THE BODYGUARD---the stage adaptation of the late Whitney Houston's 1992 film that boasts the best-selling soundtrack of all time---one thing is absolutely for certain: chart-topping recording artist Deborah Cox is unquestionably a spectacular singer. But sadly, it pains me to say, that Cox's musical contributions---and Houston's musical gems themselves---are pretty much where THE BODYGUARD itself excels. When Cox and company aren't singing or dancing up a storm, the audience is left with mostly cheesy, overly-exaggerated melodrama, flat, one-dimensional characters, and even at times over-done 'thrills' that make you laugh instead of feel any suspense. (more...)

An Inside Look Behind the Scenes of BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)

DAVID MCIVER IS A NICE LITTLE MAN Comes to Opium
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Highly inventive stand-up and character comedian David McIver (as heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and seen on BBC Three) will perform his debut hour David McIver is a Nice Little Man at Opium as part of PBH's Free Fringe at 2:30pm, 4st-25th August (except 14th). (more...)

Cast Complete for John Dewey-Led BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Chromeo Announce Alice Ivy and Sam Bluer As Special Guests For Much-Awaited Australian Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Making up for lost time, Chromeo will heat up dancefloors in Melbourne and Sydney next month with their first Australian shows in six years. It's clear that fans down under are still Head Over Heels for the Canadian electro-funk duo, with only a handful of tickets remaining for their Melbourne show and Sydney close behind. (more...)

The Barn Theatre School Presents BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2017

BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY is the multi- award winning, worldwide smash hit musical celebration of the life and tragic death of Buddy Holly who shot to stardom in 1957. This rockin' musical plays June 27-July 9. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 13th, 2017 - Starry SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Irish Rep hosts its star-studded SONDHEIM AT SEVEN gala, featuring an intro by Angela Lansbury! (more...)

The Beatles Celebrate 50th Anniversary of 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

It was 50 years ago, this June 1st, when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a ground-breaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. (more...)

A Buddy Holly Tribute Opens At Lakewood Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Girls, grab your poodle skirts and boys, slick back your hair. Pretend it's 1958 with Lakewood Theatre Company! In Buddy Returns! A Buddy Holly Tribute, Lakewood Theatre Company stages a musical revue concert that tells the enduring tale of the musical icon's meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Together, with the Crickets, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, the multi-talented cast will perform three shows on August 16, 17 & 18, 2018 at 7:30 PM. The concert features music with over 20 of his greatest hits, including the timeless classics 'That'll Be The Day,' 'Peggy Sue' and 'Oh Boy." (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...)

MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE) to Premiere at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

A fast paced, raucous performance from the Hodgkiss Award winners weaving together time travel, intertwining narratives and songs performed live on guitar to predict what might happen between now and a future general election in 2022. (more...)

Cast Announced for Robbie Florian's THE CADAVER SYNOD: A POPE MUSICAL at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Robbie Florian's farce, The Cadaver Synod: A Pope Musical will debut at this year's New York Musical Festival, playing from July 17 - 23 at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 W 42nd Street). The Cadaver Synod is directed by Ryan Emmons with musical direction by Dan Garmon and choreography by Gina Duci. Tickets are $27.75 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS National Tour's Ben Michael
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 30, 2018

Calling all humans! Tonight, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, and this is a show you absolutely don't want to miss. With music by the Gershwin brothers, book by Craig Lucas, and with the choreography and direction of Christopher Wheeldon, this show brings beauty and light to the aftermath of World War II in Paris. We follow three young men who are on a journey to find love and to find their way in the world through making art in a time when the world was struggling to recover. (more...)

The National Tour Of THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes To Folsom For Four Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Now in its 27th year, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story tells the enduring tale of the musical icon's meteoric rise to fame and his final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death at the age of 22. In 18 short months the Texas-born boy revolutionized the face of contemporary music, influencing everyone from The Beatles to Bruce Springsteen. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport's 2018 Season to Include NEWSIES, ELF, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport (Kevin O'Neill, Managing Director and Richard T. Dolce, Producing Artistic Director) announces its 2018-2019 Season. (more...)

The Greatest Music of the 1950s Comes to Life in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia and Million Dollar Quartet, BUDDY: The Buddy Holly Story comes to The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now to theatre members and go on sale the general public on Tuesday, January 9 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Highlights From SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Highlights From SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's Weekend Update with Colin Jost and Michael Che (more...)

John Prine To Release THE TREE OF FORGIVENESS First Album of New Songs in 13 Years This April
by TV News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer John Prine will release his highly anticipated new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, April 13 on his own independent label, Oh Boy Records (pre-order now). Produced by Grammy Award-winning Dave Cobb, the album is Prine's first featuring new material in over 13 years. In advance of the release, the song “Summer's End” is premiering today. Listen/share HERE. (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN 1808, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 14, 2018

Liberties have been taken with Bizet's opera, but none are diabolical, and what emerges is something which is sometimes less and sometimes more than its inspiration. (more...)

John Prine Confirms 2018 Tour Dates; New Album Coming This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer John Prine will embark on a select series of tour dates in 2018. The tour includes a very special co-headline show at New York's Radio City Music Hall on April 13 with Sturgill Simpson (more...)

John Prine Announces Select Series of Tour Dates in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Legendary singer, songwriter and performer John Prine will embark on a select series of tour dates in 2018. The tour includes a very special co-headline show at New York's Radio City Music Hall on April 13 with Sturgill Simpson (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Amber Paige McGinnis
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 4, 2017

Today's subject Amber Paige McGinnis is currently living her theater life at Theater J as the director of the Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo. The production runs through December 31st. (more...)

BWW Review: LA BOHEME, Trafalgar Studios
by Gary Naylor - Dec 12, 2017

Stripped back and startlingly intimate, Puccini's great tunes are given full value by wonderful voices and sensational acting in a production that raises boutique operas to a new level. (more...)

MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE) to Premiere at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2017

A fast paced, raucous performance from the Hodgkiss Award winners weaving together time travel, intertwining narratives and songs performed live on guitar to predict what might happen between now and a future general election in 2022. (more...)

BWW Interview: Linda Purl Gets Ready to Make Her Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Richard Ridge - Aug 31, 2018

Renowned actress and singer Linda Purl, best known for 'Happy Days', 'Matlock' and 'The Office' will make her solo cabaret debut at Feinstein's 54 Below on September  4th and 5th with her sensational new show 'Big Band Romance' featuring the all- female Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bruce Davison's Dramatic & Funny in All His NATIVE Nomenclatures
by Gil Kaan - Aug 29, 2018

Known to generations of theatre aficionados, film enthusiasts and television devotees, Bruce Davison will be appearing at The Pasadena Playhouse beginning September 5, 2018 in playwright Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS. Directed by Seinfeld's Jason Alexander, this surprisingly topical tale of neighbors fighting over their shared fence features Frances Fisher as Virginia Butley (wife to Bruce's Frank Butley), with Christian Barillas and Jessica Meraz as Pablo and Tania Del Valle, the newbie couple on the block. (more...)

Brendan Peyper Is The New Buddy Holly In BUDDY - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2018

Lefra Productions has just announced that the South African superstar, Brendan Peyper, is to play the role of Buddy in the brand-new musical, BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, written by well-known West End author Alan James, which is to be presented at the Emperor's Palace's Theatre of Marcellus from 15 May to 10 June 2018. Bookings have just opened and can be made through Computicket. Call 0861 915 8000 or book with www.computicket.com. Special half-price tickets are available for the show of 15 May 2018. Ticket prices are from R300. (more...)

GET's BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opens April 12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will cap its 25th Silver Anniversary Season sponsored by The Thoresen Foundation, with what's been dubbed as the world's most successful rock & roll musical, Buddy - the Buddy Holly Story. (more...)

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