STAGE TUBE: Himmlische Premiere: SISTER ACT in Oberhausen|
by Iris Moebius (Germany)
(12/6/2013) - Oberhausen ist um einiges musikalischer und frohlicher geworden. Woran das liegt? Das Broadway-Musical Sister Act feierte im Stage Metronom Theater am CentrO Oberhausen schwungvolle Premiere.
BWW Reviews: WOODY SEZ Is Back, And As Foot-Tapping As Ever
by Andrew White (Washington, DC)
(12/6/2013) - The folks at Theater J have done us a huge favor by bringing back David Lutken and his band, so that we can have another visit with the great American songwriter and activist Woody Guthrie. Staged as an evening of down-home music, complete with opportunities for audience participation and sing-alongs, we can sit in on Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie and see America through the eyes of one of its most accomplished artists.
Phoenix Theatre to Stage TRIBES, 1/9-2/9
by BWW News Desk (Indianapolis)
(12/6/2013) - Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Indiana premiere of Nina Raine's Tribes. Opening January 9, 2014 in the Livia and Steve Russell Theatre at the Phoenix, this show runs through February 9, 2014 and will be directed by Purdue University Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Theatre Studies, Richard Rand.
Rivertown Theater Adds 12/19 Performance of ANNIE
by BWW News Desk (New Orleans)
(12/6/2013) - Due to popular demand for tickets, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts has added an extra performance of the heartwarming musical 'Annie' running December 6 - 22, 2013 on the Main Stage. The extra show will run Thursday, December 19 with 7:30 pm curtain.
Bay City Players Announces Cast of BORN YESTERDAY, Beg. 1/24
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(12/6/2013) - Bay City Players announces the cast for the comedy, "Born Yesterday" by Garson Kanin.
THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY to Return to NYC at Theatre 80, 1/9-11
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(12/6/2013) - Due to popular demand, THE IMPROVISED SHAKESPEARE COMPANY returns to New York City on January 9th, 10th, and 11th at Theatre 80 / 80 St Marks Place, NYC, NY.
the side project's F.X. Kroetz Double Bill Opens 1/5 with THROUGH THE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(12/6/2013) - Playwright Franz Xaver (F.X.) Kroetz is infrequently presented in Chicago, despite being Germany's most-produced living playwright during the 1980s and 90s. All that will change when the side project - known for its hyper-intimacy - takes on Kroetz, known for his hyper-realism and unrelenting depictions of loneliness, with a two-show rep in January and February.
The Expendables to Kick Off 'Winter Blackout Tour', Jan 24
by BWW News Desk (Music - Boston)
(12/6/2013) - For 15 years, The Expendables have been tearing down venues with their infectious blend of reggae and punk, littered with just a hint of 80's guitar. Silverback Management in conjunction with Golightly Media are excited to announce that the Santa Cruz locals will once again be hitting the road early next year for the annual, Winter Blackout Tour, with support from friends Stick Figure and Seedless.
KiT to Release TAMBUTRONIC, 1/14; Play NYC's Webster Hall, 1/12
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)
(12/6/2013) - Tradition is a tricky beast. There are those who would leave it as a dusty, living museum exhibit. Then there are others who see further, into thepossibility of tradition, a line that runs through history all the way to the present. They're the ones who respect the past but aren't going to be hidebound by it, who make it a very vital part of now. People like KiT, who've transformed the old tamb music of Curaao into the 21st-century phenomenon of Tambutronic (Jiga Musica; US release: January 14, 2014).
Terry Kinney to Join Letter of Marque Theater for GIFTS, 12/15-16
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(12/6/2013) - Emerging company Letter of Marque Theater Co. will be joined by Terry Kinney (co-founder of the Steppenwolf Theater Company) in LOM's premiere of their new holiday play, Gifts. Kinney, best known for his Tony winning revival of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, has agreed to collaborate directorially with the young LOM crew, lending his vision to the production which is set for a limited run at the Fifth Estate Bar in Park Slope.
Wilmington's Hotel du Pont to Host DOWNTON ABBEY-Themed Events, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(12/6/2013) - Hotel du Pont has announced an outstanding month of unforgettable events based on the hit drama, Downton Abbey, to begin January 2014.
Photo Flash: BARBIE Gets A Musical; Stops Over in Manila 12/11-15
by Oliver Oliveros
(12/6/2013) - When famous Mattel Inc. dolls Barbie and Ken rekindled their romance on Valentine's Day in 2011-- after their much publicized separation in 2004--throngs of people packed Times Square to witness the ex-couple's reunion, acted out by real-life Barbie and Ken dolls. So it is no surprise that a stage musical, featuring real-life Barbie and Ken dolls, and their friends, was in the offing.
Monkey Baa Theatre to Bring NELLA'S WINGS and CURIOUS JAC to Sydney, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Sydney)
(12/6/2013) - Monkey Baa Theatre Company is giving children the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild and experience the magic of theatre and storytelling presenting two fun pieces Nella's Wings playing from 16 to 18 January and Curious Jac playing 23 to 25 January. Both shows will captivate and enthral the young and young at heart!
Hampstead Downstairs Adds THE BLACKEST BLACK and THE MYSTAE to 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(12/6/2013) - Hampstead Theatre/The Peter Wolff Trust are delighted to announce two new plays from award winning writers for Hampstead Downstairs in the New Year: Jeremy Brock's The Blackest Black and Nick Whitby's The Mystae.
Theatre Raymond Kabbaz to Welcome Sheetal Gandhi in BAHU-BETI-BIWI, 2/6
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Los Angeles)
(12/6/2013) - Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, the performance space at Le Lycee Francais de Los Angeles, is pleased to present Bahu-Beti-Biwi, a stunning solo performance that weaves together dance, theatre, live singing and more, by multi-talented performer Sheetal Gandhi on Thursday, February 6, 2014.
Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue to Play the Fox Theatre, 1/11
by BWW News Desk (Music - Denver )
(12/6/2013) - Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 11th, 2014. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, December 6th at 12:00pm for $10 advanced and $12 day of show.
Romesh Ranganathan, Rory O'Hanlon, Tania Edwards and More Set for Amused Moose Soho, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(12/6/2013) - Amused Moose Soho has announced its January 2014 lineup. Details below!
Visionbox to Present Open Rehearsal of A NIGHT OF LAUGHS: AMERICAN & BRITISH COMEDY, 12/8
by BWW News Desk (Denver)
(12/6/2013) - Visionbox, a professional actors' studio and intermedia production company in Denver, will present an open rehearsal of A Night of Laughs: American & British Comedy on Sunday, December 8. Doors will open for food and drink at 6:00pm. This Visionbox event will feature Visionbox Ensemble Members and Visionbox Actors. Join Visionbox for this free event at their location in the heart of the Art District on Santa Fe, 910 ARTS, in the Skylite Station courtyard and gallery. Nova Catering will provide delicious food.
Paul Winter's 34th Winter Solstice with Ivan Lins Set for Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 12/19-21
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - New York City)
(12/6/2013) - The sunny and rhythmic music of Brazil will warm the hearts of New Yorkers this December when Brazilian superstar Ivan Lins and colleagues join with the Paul Winter Consort in the 34th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration, Dec. 19 through 21, at New York's Cathedral of St John the Divine, the world's largest cathedral.
VIDEO: Leslie Uggams, Kelli O'Hara, Kevin Cole and More in PBS' MARVIN HAMLISCH: WHAT HE DID FOR LOVE Doc Extras!
by Movies News Desk
(12/6/2013) - The 'American Masters' documentary 'Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love' premieres Dec. 27 on PBS. Below, watch three new film extras, featuring interviews with Leslie Uggams, Christopher Walken, Raul Esparza, Kelli O'Hara, Kevin Cole and more!
Ridgefield Theater Barn to Host 'Holiday Piano Bar...n' Event, 12/13-14
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(12/6/2013) - The holidays put almost everyone in the mood to sing. You find yourself singing along to carols on the radio, or just randomly humming a few bars of Jingle Bells. So the Ridgefield Theater Barn has decided to adapt their wildly popular Piano Barn event in a special holiday offering! If you've been to the annual April event, you know it's a wickedly entertaining evening filled with live music, talented performers and good company where you may even be shaken out of your comfort zone to hop on the stage yourself. (Don't worry, they won't force you). All that and more await you December 13th & 14th at 8pm, when the Theater Barn brings the Manhattan club scene to Ridgefield, this time with a holiday theme.
Tacky Sweater Saturday and More Set for ComedySportz Houston, 12/9-16
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Houston)
(12/6/2013) - Here's what we've got going on this week at ComedySportz: Tacky Sweater Saturday, ComedySportz Matches, Ampersand, and Christmas Carol: Unscripted.
Colin Quinn, Robert Irvine, THREE PHANTOMS and More Set for Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in 2014
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(12/6/2013) - Wells Fargo Center for the Arts rings in the New Year with performances in comedy, cooking, and music in the newly renovated Ruth Finley Person Theater (50 Mark West Springs Road, Santa Rosa). The 2013-2014 season continues with a line-up of renowned comedians, including Colin Quinn's Unconstitutional (January 16), Larry the Cable Guy (January 29) and Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again (February 15). The star of TV's Restaurant: Impossible will cook up an entertaining evening in Robert Irvine Live! (January 17), while a legend of romance, Engelbert Humperdinck (February 9), and legends of rock, Chicago (February 11), perform just in time for Valentine's Day. Additionally, the 9th season of the Symphony Pops Series continues with Three Phantoms in Concert on February 23.