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Ribbons Down Their Backs: The Supporting Ladies of HELLO, DOLLY!
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is one of the most famous Broadway star vehicles, and no production has yet made that clearer than the one with Bette Midler's name floating high atop the marquee (and the 'sold out' sign). But what about the supporting ladies that fill the stage alongside the whirlwind Dolly Levi? (more...)

I LOVED LUCY to Transfer to London's Arts Theatre for 7 Weeks
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play "I Loved Lucy" about his 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)

BWW Interview: Justin Sayre Discusses Bringing THE MEETING* to an End, Creating Queer Spaces, and What's Next For the Show's Creator
by Troy Frisby - May 13, 2017

Justin Sayre is calling the final editions of THE MEETING* to order. For eight seasons, over seven-and-a-half years, he has led the International Order of Sodomites---the IOS for short---as the Chairman of the "centuries-old organization promoting the lives and legacies of the LGBTQIA community." The final two shows of the acclaimed comedy/variety show, set for Sunday, May 14 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm at Joe's Pub, have long sold out. Yet they'll be broadcast online via Joe's Pub Livestream, with Sayre also taking over the Joe's Pub Instagram account that same day. Before he flew over from Los Angeles for those final shows, we spoke with Justin over the phone about what THE MEETING* has meant to him over the years, why it's time to call it quits, and what's next. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. "We are delighted to be bringing our subscribers and audiences this world premiere musical based on the life of one of country's most iconic characters, Roger Miller," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 3/16 - 3/17 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Mar 3, 2017

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 3/16 - 3/17, airing on NBC (more...)

New York Film Critics Series Announces Next National In-Theater Screening Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The New York Film Critics Series (NYFCS), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, has partnered with the nation's leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

VIDEO: Hayden Panettiere & Shirley MacLaine Visit LATE LATE SHOW
by - Mar 2, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, guest Hayden Panettiere talkeed about picking up Southern slang for her series "Nashville,"  and guest Shirley MacLaine remembers gaining 20 pounds while working with Alfred Hitchcock. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)

Historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre Gets Dedication and Renaming
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Jay Irwin & Pegge Forrest Producers and The Thalians proudly present Debbie…A Night to Remember: A Dedication and Renaming of the historic El Portal Mainstage Theatre at 5269 Lankershim Blvd in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, California on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Announces 2017 East to Edinburgh Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

59E59 Theaters announces the 2017 line up for the annual EAST TO EDINBURGH festival. EAST TO EDINBURGH begins on Tuesday, July 11 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 30. (more...)

University of Mississippi Library Launches Theatrical Archive
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Curators of the Mamie and Ellis Nassour Arts and Entertainment Collection at the University of Mississippi have created a unique archive to honor the late actress Marian Seldes and the Actors Fund of America, the latter for its generous donations of theatrical memorabilia. (more...)

Scoop: LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 6/30 - 7/7 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Jun 30, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 6/30 - 7/7, airing on CBS (more...)

Scoop: LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 6/28 - 7/7 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Jun 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 6/28 - 7/7, airing on CBS (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 9, 2017
by - Jul 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN on CBS - Thursday, July 6, 2017- Friday, July 14, 2017
by TV Scoop - Jul 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN, airing on CBS on Thursday, July 6, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 7/6 - 7/14 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Jul 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 7/7 - 7/14, airing on CBS (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Provincetown Debut at The Crown & Anchor This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producer Rick Murray will present two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in his Provincetown debut, Sunday August 6 for two performances only, 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Mitchell will be accompanied by acclaimed music director and conductor Mark Hummel. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre Tomorrrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done.  (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre Friday, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done.  (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS to Bring Beauty to Roxy Regional Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

This summer, beat the heat and come on down to Truvy's beauty shop, where the motto is 'there is no such thing as natural beauty' and all the ladies who are 'anybody' come to have their hair done. The Roxy Regional Theatre presents Robert Harling's stage hit STEEL MAGNOLIAS, July 28 through August 19. (more...)

Big Hair, Big Laughs and Big Heart in STEEL MAGNOLIAS at The Court
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Step back in time for big laughs, big tears and big hair. Steel Magnolias, opening at The Court Theatre, is a heart-warming celebration of togetherness and female friendship. (more...)

People's Light Announces Headliners for World Premiere of LIGHTS OUT: Nat 'King' Cole
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

People's Light is delighted to announce the headliners for the upcoming world premiere of Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole by Colman Domingo and Patricia McGregor, slated to open the Theatre's season in October 2017. Emmy-nominated actor Dule Hill (The West Wing) will play Cole, and Broadway regular Daniel J. Watts will appear as Sammy Davis, Jr. (more...)

Exclusive: In Rehearsals With Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - A Refugee Musical As Timely As Ever
by Alan Henry - Jan 31, 2017

Above the Elgin Theatre in Toronto on the 4th floor, magical things are happening. A company with 70 Tony Award nominations and 12 wins between them are gearing up to premiere a new musical, Sousatzka, based on the 1988 Shirley MacLaine film Madame Sousatzka. At the helm of the project, notorious theatre impresario Garth Drabinsky - who is making his comeback to 'artistic producing' following his convictions for fraud and forgery during his time as the head of Livent. Livent, of course, was once a division of Cineplex Odeon which produced the Sousatzka film before being bought out by Drabinsky and his then business partner Myron Gottlieb. (more...)

Columbus Native Returns to Perform with LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

The world's foremost all-male comic ballet company, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo was founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet in parody form and "en travesti" (males performing female roles). (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey to Star in Lee-Daniels-Helmed Remake of TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
by Movies News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Lee Daniels is in discussions to helm a remake of the 1983 Oscar winning film TERMS OF ENDEARMENT from Paramount Pictures. Oprah Winfrey will reportedly star as overbearing mother Aurora Greenway. (more...)

Shirley MacLaine to Receive KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

KCET announced today that legendary Academy Award® winning actress Shirley MacLaine (The Apartment, Terms of Endearment, The Turning Point) is set to receive the KCET Cinema Series Lumière Award at a special screening event for her new feature film THE LAST WORD (more...)

Halle Berry, Scarlett Johansson & More Join OSCARS Presenter's Lineup
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd today announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. (more...)

Scoop: LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 2/27 - 3/10 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Feb 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 2/27 - 3/10, airing on CBS (more...)

Meryl Streep, Matt Damon & More Among Final Slate of OSCAR Presenters
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. (more...)

Scoop: LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 2/24 - 3/2 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Feb 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 2/24 - 3/2, airing on CBS (more...)

Ryan Gosling, Meryl Streep and More Among Final Wave of Presenters for 89th OSCARS
by Movies News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars telecast. (more...)

Moscow's Sovremennik Theatre to Return to London This Spring with Trio of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Sovremennik Theatre (Russia's oldest theatre company) makes a welcome return to London this May, (following a successful season at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2011) with a triple bill of plays at the Piccadilly Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 216 - 3/1 on CBS
by TV Scoop - Feb 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN 216 - 3/1, airing on CBS (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2017 - KID VICTORY, James Corden and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Scroll down for the latest news, and click HERE to learn more about how we've revamped our morning brief for 2017! Want our morning reports delivered via email? Subscribe here! (more...)

Memoirs, Best-Selling Books and More by Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Carrie Fisher, who passed away on December 27th, wrote several best-selling books, which were mostly semi-autobiographical in nature. Among those were: (more...)

Pacific Mercantile Bank Financed Feature THE LAST WORD Starring Amanda Seyfried and Shirley MacLaine Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

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How Debbie Reynolds Saved 'Old Hollywood'
by Alan Henry - Dec 28, 2016

Debbie Reynolds is, of course, most fondly remembered as a star of musicals on stage and screen - but Reynolds did much more for Hollywood beyond standing in front of its shining lights. She is responsible for saving many of the items we today consider priceless historical artifacts, including an iconic pair of Dorothy's ruby slippers. (more...)

Update: Debbie Reynolds Tweets Carrie Fisher in 'Stable Condition'; Thanks for Prayers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

A new tweet by her mother, Debbie Reynolds updates fans noting 'Carrie is in stable condition.If there is a change,we will share it. For all her fans & friends. I thank you for your prayers & good wishes.' (more...)

The Dominion Theatre, Home to AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Completes £6m Refurbishment
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

London's Dominion Theatre, home to Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning Hollywood musical An American in Paris, has completed a £6 million restoration and unveils a brand new double-sided LED screen on Tottenham Court Road, the largest and highest resolution projecting screen on the exterior of a West End theatre.                                                (more...)

Greasepaint Presents THE PAJAMA GAME Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Greasepaint Theatre presents the musical, THE PAJAMA GAME, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. The show runs September 1 through September 10, 2017 at Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. 2nd St. in Scottsdale. (more...)

Sutton Foster Signs on for 'Broadway @ Town Hall' Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Mark Cortale's Broadway @ Town Hall series in Provincetown is set to welcome Sutton Foster, Tony Award winner for "Anything Goes" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and star of the hit TV Land series "Younger" by "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, on Sunday, August 13 at 6:30pm with Michael Rafter at piano. (more...)

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: THE LAST WORD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

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Maven Pictures and Jerrick Media to Produce Scripted Series on Life of Bob Guccione, Famed Media Magnate
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

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Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (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...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We wish you a wonderful start to your work week while posing the musical question: Are you as water-logged as we are? The rains in Tennessee over the weekend are, according to the Weather Channel, on their way out of the area and sunshine is just around the corner…just in time, we say! There's a lot of theater coming up this week and we've got shows to see and people to watch! Greetings to today's cover model Jordan Tudor Haggard who may or may not be enjoying a butterscotch sundae to kick off her day while she catches up on today's news of a theatrical bent. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of KING OF THE ROAD Rolls into Laguna Beach
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, a world premiere musical KING OF THE ROAD: THE ROGER MILLER STORY, written by Cort Casady & Mary Arnold Miller, music by Roger Miller, musical direction by Omar D. Brancato and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 19, 2017
by - Apr 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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