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TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING to Welcome Back Original Cast Members for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

This June, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the windy city's most beloved theatrical institutions. To honor the occasion, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE SWEETHEART DEAL Explores Struggle for Farm Workers' Rights
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

A woman finds her calling while volunteering for an underground political newspaper during the early years of the United Farm Workers movement. Written and directed by Obie Award winnerDiane Rodriguez, the world premiere of The Sweetheart Deal opens May 12 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center,presented by The Latino Theater Company in association with El Teatro Campesino. Low-priced previews begin May 4.  (more...)

Mastodon to Perform 'Show Yourself' Live on CONAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Mastodon will perform 'Show Yourself' live on CONAN tonight. Tune in to TBS stations at 11:00 p.m. PT/ET, 10:00 p.m. CT. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Lauren Gunderson's THE REVOLUTIONISTS at Shrewd Productions
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror (1793-1794). Playwright Olympe De Gouge, assassin Charlotte Corday, former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette, and Haitian rebel Marianne Angelle hang out, murder Marat, loose their heads, and try to beat back theextremist insanity in revolutionary Paris. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the Shrewd Productions cast in costume below! (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing TRUVoicesReservations@gmail.com. The three selected works are as follows: (more...)

Pacific Symphony to End 2016-17 Season with Mahler's Second Symphony
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

In true fashion, Pacific Symphony ends its 2016-17 season with a concert designed to make a lasting impression. In the spotlight is Mahler's epic Second Symphony, in which the composer ponders nothing less than life, death and transcendence-and in so doing pens some of his most sublime music. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to present Mahler's RESURRECTION
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh in Gustav Mahler's groundbreaking Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection," as part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics at Heinz Hall on June 2-4. (more...)

Alison Arngrim Set for LEGENDARY DRAG QUEEN BINGO to Support Life Group LA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

This Thursday, May 18th, actress/author, Alison Arngrim (Little House on the Prairie, Life Interrupted) will be the Legendary Drag Queen Bingo's celebrity ball caller at the 7pm game located at Hamburger Mary's West Hollywood (8288 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood,CA 90069). (more...)

TRU Announces TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC.  A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free.  (more...)

ABC Unveils 2017-18 Primetime Schedule ft. LITTLE MERMAID LIVE!, DWTS Jr. & More
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, will unveil the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities this afternoon at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall in New York City. (more...)

ABC Releases Trailers for Shondaland's FOR THE PEOPLE, Zach Braff's ALEX, INC & More!
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2017

ABC continues its commitment to distinctive storytelling with the announcement of its 2017-18 slate of programming. Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, unveiled the network's new lineup to the advertising and media communities. Check out trailers for the new shows below! (more...)

Shrewd Productions Presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror (1793-1794). (more...)

The 25th Anniversary Performance of TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This June, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the windy city's most beloved theatrical institutions.  To honor the occasion, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Tony n' Tina's Wedding played an incredible 16 years during its original run in Chicago, and during that time entertained more than one million audience members of all ages. The new, retro/flashback version of the show opened in September of 2016 and is now in an open-ended run. (more...)

Hershey Felder to Return to Hartford Stage in OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Hartford Stage will present Our Great Tchaikovsky, a celebration of the famed Russian composer, written and performed by internationally-acclaimed pianist, actor and playwright Hershey Felder, for a limited one-week engagement - August 19 through 27. (more...)

NBC Orders Fifth Season of Hit Drama Series THE BLACKLIST
by TV News Desk - May 11, 2017

NBC has greenlit a fifth season of its hit drama series THE BLACKLIST. As of now, no announcement has been made regarding the future of the show's spin-off series BLACKLIST REDEMPTION. (more...)

TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series to Kick Off with CATHARSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Catharsis, the first show of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. (more...)

Tribute to Sylvia Olden Lee Slated for Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

On Thursday, June 29, 2017, on the occasion of Sylvia Olden Lee's 100th birthday, the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture (www.fftrocc.org) will celebrate her life and achievements with African American spirituals, Verdi arias and choral music at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Dead Darlings Returns with SHAME EDITION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Dead Darlings is back this month on July 12 for Shame Edition at Judson Memorial Church. The show is free with a suggested donations. Hosted by Amanda Duarte (#Pussygrabsback) the show will be featuring Ashley Nicole Black, Kenny Mellman, and Adam Feldman. Show starts at 8pm, but get there early for tunes, snacks and booze at 7:30pm. (more...)

British Museum Acquires New Middle Eastern Photography With Help Of Art Fund
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The British Museum has acquired photographs by nine artists from across the Middle East with support from Art Fund. This new acquisition takes the British Museum's Middle East art collection in new directions capturing moments in time and engaging with recent and current histories. (more...)

Entertainment One, Philly Films & BET Offer All-Access Pass into MEEK MILL's World
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Global independent studio Entertainment One (eOne), Philly Films, and BET Networks premiere an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at rap superstar Meek Mill and his star-studded homecoming show, 'Meek & Friends,' in the new special On Tour with Meek Mill. (more...)

Tribeca Shortlist Acquires Exclusive Subscription Video-On-Demand Rights to Documentary 24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Tribeca Shortlist, the premium subscription video on demand service created by global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A., LGF.B) and Tribeca Enterprises, announced today that it has acquired exclusive U.S. SVOD rights to Kevin Burke's documentary 24x36: A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS. Th (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Honor Service Men & Women at AMERICANA CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

In collaboration with Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra offers a free performance in honor of American service men and woman. "In Honor of Service - An Americana Concert" is Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Shubert Theatre Gets Ready for Donna Murphy!
by Walter McBride - Jun 14, 2017

Fresh off of the show's four Tony wins, Hello, Dolly! just welcomed two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, stepping into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances beginning last night, June 13. (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

Theresa Rebeck-Helmed THE WAY OF THE WORLD, All-Star THE WINTER'S TALE and More Set for Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

After closing its widely successful 25th anniversary season, and recently garnering six Helen Hayes Awards (including 'Outstanding Production, Play'), Folger Theatre announces the upcoming 2017/18 season. Cited as 'the go-to local troupe for classical innovation' (The Washington Post), Folger Theatre will present a season of epic tales of power, passion, and politics to spark the imagination. (more...)

Hello, Donna! Donna Murphy Joins HELLO, DOLLY! Once a Week Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Fresh off of the show's four Tony wins, Hello, Dolly! welcomes two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, stepping into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances beginning tonight, June 13. (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

Mastodon Announce Fall North American and U.K. Headline Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Internationally celebrated heavy rock icons Mastodon have extended their U.S. headline tour starting on September 26 in Orlando, FL at Hard Rock Live with continued support from Eagles of Death Metal and Russian Circles. (more...)

Ocean Grove's 63rd Annual Choir Festival Coming Up This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

One of Ocean Grove's most steadfast and beloved traditions, the Annual Choir Festival, now in its 63rd season, returns on Sunday July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in The Great Auditorium This year's theme is 'In The Footsteps of Our Savior.' (more...)

Stephanie Blythe Joins Tanglewood's DAS RHEINGOLD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

On Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m., BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in one of the great highlights of the 2017 Tanglewood season: the orchestra's first-ever complete concert performance of Wagner's epic Das Rheingold, the first of the four dramas from Wagner's masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen, and a tour de force milestone for the festival. (more...)

Programme Announced For Ocean Grove's 63rd Annual Choir Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017

One of Ocean Grove's most steadfast and beloved traditions, the Annual Choir Festival, now in its 63rd season, returns on Sunday July 9 at 7:00 p.m. in The Great Auditorium. This year's theme is “In The Footsteps of Our Savior.”  (more...)

PURE COUNTRY: PURE HEART Available On DVD, Blu-Ray Combo Pack & Digital HD Today
by Movies News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Kick up your boots and get ready to sing your heart out as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE® Studios bring you a touching, tune-filled All-American tale of family in Pure Country: Pure Heart today, August 1. Featuring country music icon Willie Nelson, Tony Award nominee Laura Bell Bundy, WWE Legend Shawn Michaels in a feature-length film filled with both new and popular songs, Pure Country: Pure Heart is priced to own on DVD ($18.94 SRP), Blu-ray Combo Pack ($24.98 SRP) and Digital ($19.99 SRP). The DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack are available exclusively at Walmart. (more...)

BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons Returns to Tanglewood, 8/19-27 to Lead Four Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

One of Tanglewood's most popular summer traditions, John Williams' Film Night, takes place on Saturday, August 19. Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams shares the podium for this performance with BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, who will lead the first half of the concert, including music from classic cinema scores by (more...)

Playwright, Director and Actor Sam Shepard Passes Away at 73
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. He was 73 years old. (more...)

California Roller Derby Blood Drives Draw Record Crowds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

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CBS News Nominated for 43 EMMY AWARDS; More Than Any Other News Organization
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

CBS News earned 43 News & Documentary Emmy Award nominations, more than any other news organization, and more than its two main broadcast network rivals, it was announced today by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. (more...)

Theatre NOVA Kicks Off 2017-2018 Season with THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the Michigan premiere of "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

17th Annual HELPMANN AWARDS: All the Winners!
by Jade Kops - Jul 24, 2017

The 17th Annual Helpmann Awards will be announced at a ceremony on starting at 7pm EST Monday 24th July at the Capitol Theatre Sydney. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Alan Vega 'DTM' Music Video Out Now + LP Out Friday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Today, FADER Label announced the official music video for Alan Vega's track “DTM” off his posthumous album IT, due out this Friday, July 14th. (more...)

Actress/Singer Taveeta Releases Music Video for 'Paradise'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Actress/Singer Taveeta releases music video for debut single 'Paradise' off her forthcoming album Resurrection and will appear in the upcoming MGM Film 'Every Day,' and the sci-fi television series '12 Monkeys' (more...)

Review Roundup: HELLO (Again), DOLLY! with Donna Murphy
by Review Roundups - Jul 10, 2017

Fresh off of the show's four Tony wins, Hello, Dolly! just welcomed two-time Tony Award®-winner and one of Broadway's most treasured stars, Donna Murphy, stepping into the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi for Tuesday evening performances (Ms. Murphy will also take over the role during Ms. Midler's vacations.) (more...)

BWW Review: HANSEL & GRETEL AND THE WITCH BABA YAGA, St Paul's Church, Covent Garden
by Gary Naylor - Aug 9, 2017

Director, Amy Draper, packs plenty into realising writer Daniel Winder's ambitious take on the Grimm fairytale, but the show needs to be edited back to two hours maximum running time to succeed fully. (more...)

Tanglewood OPERA GALA PROGRAM Begins 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

On Saturday, August 26, at 8 p.m. soprano Kristine Opolais and bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel join BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for an evening of opera and song,including Act II of Puccini's Tosca. In addition to Ms. Opolais in the title role and Sir Bryn as Scarpia, the Tanglewood Festival performance of Tosca will feature tenor Russell Thomas as Cavaradossi, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel as Scarpia, tenor Matthew DiBattista as Spoletta, and baritone Douglas Williams as Sciarrone (in his BSO debut). Ms. Opolais and Sir Bryn recently performed Tosca in concert together at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on July 4, 2017, under conductor Gareth Jones. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pasek & Paul Among World Soundtrack Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The World Soundtrack Academy has announced the first wave of 2017 World Soundtrack Award nominees. Among those nominated are Tony winners Justin Paul and Benj Pasek and Lin-Manuel Miranda. (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...)

Opera Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE on Tap for 59E59 Theaters' Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2017.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)

NY Philharmonic's 176th Season to Open with 106 ALL-STARS Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden will open the New York Philharmonic's 176th season, leading two programs that feature the virtuosity of the musicians of the Philharmonic in repertoire both central to the Orchestra's history and new to Philharmonic audiences. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center's 2017-18 Season to Showcase 29 Premieres Across Disciplines
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Abrons Arts Center's 2017-18 season, the first season to be curated by new Artistic Director Craig Peterson, celebrates the idea that a community is a place of intersecting ideas and action. Peterson believes that artists push society forward in ways that challenge our assumptions, politics and social welfare; that artists make room for voices that are too often silenced or sidelined. Gun violence, gentrification, immigration, income and power inequality, freedom, gender, and race are just some of the social issues artists are grappling with this season. (more...)

Patti Smith Remembers Her Friend, Sam Shepard: 'We Were Just Ourselves'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, playwright, actor, author, screenwriter, and director Sam Shepard has passed away. Shepard, who had been ill with ALS for some time, died peacefully on July 27 at his home in Kentucky, surrounded by his children and sisters. He was 73 years old. (more...)

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