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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
2019 a?oeAmerica's Got Talenta?? semi-finalists Dom Chambers and Eric Chien will join the cast of The Illusionists a?' Magic Of The Holidays for the show's record fifth holiday season, playing from Friday, November 29, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd Street).
by Andrew White - Sep 20, 2019
With this production of Jitney you're not just watching a play; you are immersing yourself in Wilson's world. And what a rich world it is, with folks dropping in and out, gossiping, swiping at each other, arguing, plotting, dreaming. You come to know and love every one of them; that love, however, tempered by the realization that Death hovers over these men and women, biding its time and waiting to swoop down and snatch his prey.
by Tina Wargo - Sep 12, 2019
The following is a list of notes I actually wrote down in the small breaks amidst moments of uninterrupted heart eye emojis beaming from my seat at Feinstein's/54 Below to the stage, where Krysta Rodriguez was taking on the second night of her first solo show.
by David McKibbin - Oct 28, 2019
Slow Burn Theatre Company begins its 10th season with an ogre-ific musical about self-acceptance and letting your freak flag fly. Shrek, The Musical, which opened on October 26 at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater, gives audiences the perfect blend of heart and gross-out humor. 
by David McKibbin - Oct 28, 2019
Slow Burn Theatre Company begins its 10th season with an ogre-ific musical about self-acceptance and letting your freak flag fly. Shrek, The Musical, which opened on October 26 at the Broward Center's Amaturo Theater, gives audiences the perfect blend of heart and gross-out humor. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Neil Simon Theatre box office (250 W. 52nd Street) opens today for The Illusionists a?" Magic Of The Holidays, the mind-blowing holiday spectacular that showcases the jaw dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Performances run Friday, November 29 through Sunday, January 5.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 1, 2019
One Performance Only! This Sunday, November 3, 2019! Long ago but not far away at all, there were many TV Variety Shows, Award Ceremonies, Music Centers and Theatre abounding with live Musical Performances, all with massive budgets; and dancers in this town, Los Angeles, made a darn good living, albeit having to work their asses off to do so, but it was a good and plentiful, fulfilling life. Besides myself, there was a plethora of working, professional dancers who ended up bonding together pretty easily, as a dancer's life is one of a nomad, or gypsy, going from one job to another, but in doing so, finding kindred spirits and lifelong connections. Jay Johnson, husband of one of these dancers and artistically gifted himself, was part of the artistic community, as was his wife, Sandi, and, typical with dancers, became close friends and comrades with other dancers, choreographers, and like-minded performers. As Jay was earning international fame as a ventriloquist, actor and comedian, and starring on the hit TV Series 'Soap,' us dancers were slaving away, happy to be able to make a living doing what we loved. Jay is best known for his role on ' Soap' as Chuck Campbell, a ventriloquist who believed his puppet Bob was real and demanded everyone treat Bob as human.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Today, Republic Records and Sony Pictures Entertainment release the year's biggest and most-anticipated album, Charlie's Angels (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). Co-executive produced by Grande, Savan Kotecha, and Scooter Braun the soundtrack leads up to the film's November 15, 2019 release two weeks from today.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Scotland's favourite kilted comedian, Craig Hill is delighted to be the latest celebrity House Guest to have been asked to curate a season of classic films at Edinburgh's iconic Filmhouse cinema. Starting on Monday, 13th May, when Craig will introduce What's Up Doc, his wonderfully eclectic selection of films will run until mid-June.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
The Grand Theatre has announced its 2020/2021 Season. Running from September 2020 to May 2021, it is a season that includes a grand re-opening of refreshed and updated lobby spaces, performances in ten venues that span both our city and the country, partnerships with Neptune Theatre and Shaw Festival, and the return of a record-breaking, made-in-London production. It will be a season of what Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum describes as a?oea highly-eclectic journey to unexpected and unexplored territory. The Grand will be in ten different venues across the country. You will see us in places you would never expecta?"from a circus tent, to a coffee shop, from intimate studio theatres, to the largest national stagesa?"it is a season of bold and exciting theatre that we are proud to present.a??
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019
Every art form needs to be able to laugh at itself, and The Cleverlys, from the deep Ozark hollows of Cane Spur, Arkansas, do so on their latest album, Blue, available now from Mountain Home Music Company.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media
by TV News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Berlin by way of Paris singer and producer Aime Simone has released his debut single 'What's Up With The World?'.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018
Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. The production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com.
by Peter Nason - Jun 17, 2019
A perfect remedy for the summertime blahs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Wake up with Scott D. Stewart's entertainment talk show, 'What's Up Orange County' as it launches its 9th season premiering at 6:30am (PST) on KDOC Los Angeles on Saturday, June 23rd. KDOC Los Angeles, based in the heart of Orange County, broadcasts to the entire Los Angeles television market of 5.6 million homes, drawing nearly one million viewers per week.
by Don Grigware - Jun 12, 2018
A native of San Francisco, Doug Engalla first joined The Group Rep in 1997 as an Actor; while directing projects outside of the Company. In 2007, Doug's first full-length play as Director at the Group Rep was Arsenic and Old Lace, with Rumors being his seventh production as Director there. Other directorial projects included Harvey, A Nice Family Gathering, A Nice Family Christmas, Bless Me, Father (by late Playwright and Group Rep member, Craig Alpaugh); and four World Premieres in the Don't Hug Me musical comedy series by Phil Olson and Paul Olson. When did you first get interested in doing theatre or working on the stage?
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2018
The U.S. tour of the multi-Tony Award-winning THE HUMANS completes its coast-to-coast trek landing at the Ahmanson Theatre, with the reunion of five of its original Broadway actors, including Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell reprising their Tony Award-winning roles of the patriarch and matriarch of the Blake clan. We had the opportune chance to chat with Cassie Beck, who originated the role of Aimee, the older sister in this loving, but dysfunctional Blake family, as they gather for a Thanksgiving meal at the new apartment of younger sis Brigid and her boyfriend Richard.
by The Marriage Matinee - Jul 31, 2018
Our subject today is pretty simple… newspapers and the people who sell 'em. We are going to start this review by asking you to try to picture a special kind of super-tabloid. This Fort Wayne Civic Theatre adaptation of the 1992 Disney movie musical - itself inspired by the New York newsboy strike of 1899 comes roaring to life on stage, and this show certainly takes it to you. Seriously though… You don't hear lines like "We've got a union!" coming from "The Little Mermaid."
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2018
VIDEO: Watch New Clip From Sunday's Season Premiere of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
The following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with Canopy Growth Co-Founder Bruce Linton on CNBC's “Squawk Box” (M-F 6AM – 9AM) today, Wednesday, July 3rd – after the announcement that he would be stepping down as Co-CEO and board member. The following is a link to video of the interview on CNBC.com here!
by Richard Allen - Jul 29, 2019
The Charleston Light Opera Guild (CLOG) is currently hard at work preparing for their upcoming production of Shrek the Musical, based on the wildly popular Shrek film series. The play a?' which opened in 2008 on Broadway and features a book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori - follows essentially the same story as the first Shrek movie, albeit with the incorporation of multiple musical numbers and a few expanded set pieces.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Theater at Monmouth's Roar! Year of the Woman Season closes August 19th but don't fret, TAM's not done just yet. As the curtain falls on the summer season of classic plays, TAM will be right back at it with the Second Annual What's Next Fest: making old things new and new things classic. Every night at 7:30 p.m. from Tuesday, August 21 through Friday, August 24 TAM will present staged readings of adaptations of classic literature, new works, and more!
by Don Grigware - Jul 16, 2018
Actordirectorwriter Michael Arden needs no introduction. He was nominated for a second Tony this past season for directing the Tony winner for Best Revival of a Musical Once On This Island and is the first Artist.In.Residence at the Wallis Annenberg Theatre here in Los Angeles where he has directed Spring Awakening among many other productions. In our conversation he talks about directing Annie at the Hollywood Bowl, set to open next week Friday July 27. He also explores why the classic Award-winning show is still a popular revival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
La Femme Theatre Productions presents the revival of Tennessee William's A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur, directed by Austin Pendleton.After staging a string of successful co-productions with top Off-Broadway theater companies, La Femme is thrilled to debut its first solo production.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
There's only one week to go until the world masters of magic return to Brisbane with their spectacular production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway materialising in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a strictly limited season from 9 to 19 January 2019.
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
New York City electronic duo Black Caviar have unveiled their new 3-track EP Caviar Chronicles V1 set for release Friday, January 24th. 
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
New York City electronic duo Black Caviar have released 'Mr Vain' -- the lead single off their forthcoming Caviar Chronicles V1 EP, out January 24th. 
by Jay Irwin - Jan 20, 2020
Everyone loves a good Romantic Comedy, and when people find a good one, they latch onto it. Such a RomCom was the 1937 play a?oeParfumeriea?? by Miklos Laszlo. Now, if you're not familiar with that one maybe you're more familiar with some of the films that were based on it. There was the 1940 James Stewart-Margaret Sullavan film a?oeThe Shop Around the Cornera??, or how about the 1949 Judy Garland-Van Johnson musical version a?oeIn the Good Old Summertimea??. No? Well I'm sure you remember the 1998 Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan feature a?oeYou've Got Maila??. And beyond those, the play also spawned one of the most underrated and underappreciated shows in American Musical Theatre, a?oeShe Loves Mea?? by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick with a book by Joe Masteroff, currently playing at Village Theatre. a?oeShe Loves Mea?? has been revived on Broadway since it's 1963 beginnings twice, plus a concert version in 1977, but still there are too many people who don't know the glory of this show. Well, Dear Readers, let's try and change that.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019
There's only one week to go until the world masters of magic return to Brisbane with their spectacular production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway materialising in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a strictly limited season from 9 to 19 January 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019
The world masters of magic have returned to Brisbane with their spectacular production, The Illusionists: Direct From Broadway materialising in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for a strictly limited season from tonight until 19 January 2019.
by David Clarke - Feb 5, 2020
The New Group is taking audiences back to the swinging 60's with BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE. The fascinating new piece has a lot to say about love, relationships, and - of course - sex. Following a recent performance, BroadwayWorld sat down with Joél Pérez, who plays Bob, to unpack the show and discover what's under the covers.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 29, 2020
Five Broadway shows of the past and three of the present all have one man in common... Thomas Schumacher. As the president and producer of Disney Theatrical Group, Schumacher has quickly become one of the most influential voices on Broadway, overseeing the development, creation, and execution of all Disney live entertainment around the globe.
by Jim Munson - Feb 25, 2020
Heather Orth stars as mysterious opium den proprietress Princess Puffer in Foothill Music Theatre's new production of Rupert Holmes' rollicking musical comedy a?oeThe Mystery of Edwin Drood.a?? A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, the show is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. As the novel was left incomplete, so is the show - up to a point. When the cast reaches the part in the story where Dickens left off, they put a vote to the audience at each performance as to how the show will end. Ms. Orth has been gracing Bay Area stages with astonishing frequency as of late. She possesses a big, flexible voice and the ability to charm the pants off you or break your heart with her emotional transparency. BroadwayWorld caught up with her recently while she was still in the thick of rehearsals for a?oeDrood.a?? She has often played characters older than she is, and as she matures one gets the sense she may just be coming into her own as a musical theater performer, and even bigger opportunities may be on the horizon.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
What the heck is love anyway? Whatever you think it is, think again. And understand that your definition of this elemental mystery just might change after seeing Sex, Addiction & Love in the 21st Century, the new salon show from Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) opening at The Braid in Santa Monica on March 14 and traveling across LA until March 24, with a special stop at the dnj Gallery to view how two Jewish women photographers capture love's magic.
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
NYC duo Black Caviar return with a banging remix of Dillon Francis' track 'DFR'. Set for release on Friday, February 21st via Mad Decent, the remix is accompanied with the official 'Magic Is Real' album remix package featuring other edits by Beauty Brain and SHNDO. The full package will also include tracks 'Go Off' and 'Barely Breathing' from Nuthin 2 It and King Arthur & Kevin Aleksander. 
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Norwegian electronic duo KREAM has teamed up with NYC duo Black Caviar for a new deep house cut 'Jack' out Friday, February 14th through Big Beat Records. An instant classic from the first beat, the song fuses elements from all over the house spectrum, including progressive house and bass house, featuring the best of both respective duo's signature sound.
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Fresh from the announcement of their upcoming performance at Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa, Black Caviar are back with the official remix for their single 'What's Up Danger' featuring New York rapper Blackway, from the Spiderman: Into The Spiderverse Soundtrack. Set for release February 1st  onRepublic Records, the remix will be included in the deluxe version of the soundtrack.
by Gil Kaan - Dec 7, 2019
A workshop production of Pure Imagination Projects' MARVELS OF MAGIC will have its world premiere the weekend of December 13, 2019 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre. Written by Andrew Simmons and directed by Enrico De La Vega, this coming-of-age story of Pure Imagination Projects' creator Derek McKee will follow his path in his teens to becoming the magician/producer/humanitarian Derek is today. I had the chance to discover some of the behind the scenes magic that Derek conjures up in MARVELS OF MAGIC and POLYGRAPH.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
It was announced today that Australian daredevil Sam Powers, aka The Enigma, will join the Melbourne season of The Illusionists: Direct from Broadway at The Regent Theatre from 22 January 2019. Described by critics as a new breed of escape artist, Powers will attempt a world first, death defying escape in a nail biting, edge-of-your-seat spectacle that would have Houdini turn in his grave.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
The Duluth Playhouse presents Leiber and Stoller's hit musical revue, Smokey Joe's Cafe, at the NorShor Theatre beginning September 19 through September 29, 2019. This production is directed by returning guest director, Michael Matthew Ferrell.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Following their performance at Lollapalooza this weekend, SHAED has announced additional dates for their Fall headline tour, including stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver and more. This week, the DC trio's breakout single 'Trampoline' also climbed to #23 at Top 40 as it is officially added to New York's Z100 and breaks 200 Million streams across digital platform
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
The Illusionists a?' Magic Of The Holidays will return to Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52nd Street) for a record fifth holiday season, playing from Friday, November 29, 2019 through Sunday, January 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018
Tony nominated theatre luminary Austin Pendleton directs and adapts a new stage version of Richard III, Shakespeare's greatest villain, in WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III, which begins performances August 1st at the 124 Bank Street Theatre. The play combines texts from William Shakespeare's Henry VI Part 3 and Richard III, to create a version, which has never been seen before. Produced by Ruth Stage, the production stars Pendleton as Henry VI and Matt de Rogatis as Richard III, while giving a fascinating take on one of history's most notorious villains. The opening is set for Saturday, August 4th at 7PM. WARS OF THE ROSES: HENRY VI & RICHARD III will play a limited engagement through August 19th. Tickets are $25, for tickets and further information visit www.proveavillain.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Audiences have just two weeks left to catch the world's biggest selling magic spectacular, The Illusionists a?" Direct From Broadway, which returned to London's West End this summer with a brand new show. The strictly limited season runs until Sunday 1st September at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
by Lynn Beaver - Aug 13, 2019
Tarik Daniels, recent winner of an Austin Under 40 Award for his mental health advocacy using his theatre company Whatsinthemirror? presents FIREFLIES by Donna R. Love opens August 14th at Santa Cruz Center For Culture. A quiet young man with an ever ready megawatt smile, Tarik's joy in life is infectious as we sat down with him recently for a chat.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC interview with Dallas Maverick owner Mark Cuban and CNBC's Scott Wapner on CNBC's 'Fast Money Halftime Report' (M-F 12PM – 1PM) today, Monday, August 13th. Watch video of the full interview on CNBC.com here! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Bobby Moresco (Producer) Bobby is an Academy Award-winning writer, director and producer, hailing from Hell's Kitchen, New York. In 2007, Moresco received an Oscar for co-writing the feature film 'CRASH'. Other features include, Academy Award-winner 'MILLION DOLLAR BABY' and '10TH & WOLF', starring James Marsden, which was his directorial debut. Moresco's TV credits include 'EZ Streets', 'Falcone', 'The Black Donnellys', and a soon TBA Comedy Special with Colin Quinn.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Today, rising country star Levi Hummon kicks off the “Closer to You Tour” with Hunter Hayes in Atlanta, GA. The tour will continue to make its way across the country with stops in major cities such as Chicago, St. Paul, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles before wrapping in Cincinnati on June 1st. Tickets are available HERE. Hummon will also open select dates this summer for Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The team behind 2016's acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' rarely-seen Kingdom of Earth, is back - this time, with Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Jack Heller directs Susan Priver (down-on-her-luck showgirl Myrtle in Kingdom of Earth, LA Weekly award-winning The Lover by Harold Pinter) as Blanche DuBois and Max E. Williams (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., numerous productions with Elephant Theatre Company) as Stanley Kowalski in a visiting production at the Odyssey Theatre presented by Dance On Productions in association with Linda Toliver and Gary Guidinger. Passions flare and cultures collide in the sultry streets of New Orleans beginning May 25, with performances continuing though July 7.