Theatre + Broadway News
BoHo Theatre to Present DOGFIGHT, ORDINARY DAYS & More in 2015|
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(7/22/2014) - Following up the success of its landmark 10th anniversary season, BoHo Theatre has announced its lineup for its 11th Season. BoHo has gained widespread acclaim for the quality and range of its programming, including leading Chicago with the most non-Equity Jeff Award nominations for the past two years. In choosing its next season, BoHo continues its commitment to celebrating the Bohemian Pillars of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love and exploring them through the lens of human relationships.
BWW Blog: Jesse Swimm of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - The Day Off
by Guest Blogger: Jesse Swimm (Blogs)
(7/22/2014) - Boy have I been looking forward to this one all week long, lol. This was an especially tough week for a lot of us as we not only had our normal 8 show week, we also had some understudy rehearsal on Thursday and Friday to be ready if the chance arose when we would have to go on. Don't get me wrong, I really do appreciate being able to work on the material in a different way and it is always a treat when you get to hear different interpretations of the story. However, with all that said and done I was still extremely exhausted at the amount of work we had been doing. So the prospect of two days off was a spectacular one. It started out rather a bit intense and not necessarily what one would think would be a relaxing morning. However getting to the gym is something important and actually was the perfect way for us to gear up for our epic day off. Since I have started this job, and a bit before, I have been trying to keep up with a regular routine of gym as well as eating a much more strict diet. So far it has been going well, but there are definitely those times where I would love a large pizza and some beer, ha!!!
VIDEO: Christopher Gattelli & NEWSIES Cast Teach 'Get Up and Go' Workout on GMA
by TV News Desk
(7/22/2014) - Below, check out the appearance of the cast of Broadway's NEWSIES, who shared their Broadway-style workout routine on this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, live from Times Square!
Ultrarunner Lisa Smith-Batchen Runs Record-Breaking 584 Miles to Benefit Cleaner Water
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(7/22/2014) - Renowned ultra-distance runner Lisa Smith-Batchen finished a 584 mile run in California's Death Valley last week, becoming the first female ultramarathoner in the world to cross the famed Badwater-to-Mt. Whitney course four times back-to-back in an effort to fundraise for cleaner, healthier water across the world.
BlueRock Energy Partners With NFL Star Aaron Williams
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(7/22/2014) - SYRACUSE, N.Y.and BUFFALO, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ BlueRock Energy, Inc., the premier provider of electricity, natural gas and green energy products to businesses and residents in New York State and official energy supplier of the Buffalo Bills, today announced that it has engaged NFL star Aaron Williams as an official spokesperson and brand ambassador for the company.
Sport Chalet Offers Gear to Workout And Cool Down This Summer
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(7/22/2014) - LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ With summer in full swing, many plan to spend more time enjoying the sun and taking their workouts outside. Premier specialty sporting goods retailer Sport Chalet encourages consumers to partake in outdoor activities this summer while utilizing a number of cooling and hydration products to stay safe in the heat.
Music Academy of the West to Present CARMEN in Honor of Opera Great Marilyn Horne on 8/1 & 8/3
by BWW News Desk (Santa Barbara)
(7/22/2014) - The Music Academy of the West will present a new, fully staged production of Georges Bizet's timeless operaCarmen in honor of celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre. Directed by David Paul and conducted by James Gaffigan, the performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Friday, August 1, and at 2:30 pm on Sunday, August 3. Tickets start at $15.
Hayes Theatre Co Announces Free PRODUCERS SEMINAR on 8/11
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Sydney)
(7/22/2014) - Hayes Theatre Co (HTC) is holding a Producers Seminar for current and would be producers, on Monday, 11 August at 6.30pm.
Throughline Theatre Company Announces Talkback with A NEW DEATH Playwright C.S. Wyatt on 7/24
by BWW News Desk (Pittsburgh)
(7/22/2014) - Join Throughline Theatre Company on Thursday July 24th for a Talkback with the Playwright of A NEW DEATH: C. S. Wyatt!
South Australia Announces New World-Class Aboriginal Art Festival TARNANTHI for October 2015
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Adelaide)
(7/22/2014) - South Australia's new world-class Aboriginal visual arts festival will be known as Tarnanthi. Premier Jay Weatherill has announced the festival's name and the convening of cultural advisers to guide Tarnanthi organisers and the Art Gallery Board ahead of next year's festival.
Le Petit Theatre and Junior Achievement to Teach the BUSINESS OF THEATRE to 300 NORDC Campers on 7/22
by BWW News Desk (New Orleans)
(7/22/2014) - Three hundred campers from the New Orleans Recreation Department Commission will learn about the business side of theatre as part of a program produced by Le Petit du Vieux Carre's Because We Can educational program and Junior Achievement of Greater New Orleans on Tuesday, July 22 beginning at 10 AM.
BWW TV: PIECE OF MY HEART Company Celebrates Bert Berns on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV
(7/22/2014) - Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas(Executive Producer), opened last night, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the festivities and you can check out what the full gang had to say after the curtain went down below!
2014 FESTIVAL LATINO to Be Held in Bicentennial Park, 8/9-10
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Cleveland)
(7/22/2014) - Festival Latino, the two-day, family-friendly, free celebration of family, community, and Latin American culture, will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 9 and 10, from 11 am-8 pm each day. Due to City construction in Genoa Park, the 2014 Festival Latino will shift across the river to Bicentennial Park.
Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Ocean Grove's Summer Stars Classical Series Finale, 7/31
by BWW News Desk (Classical - New Jersey)
(7/22/2014) - On Thursday July 31 at 7:30 pm Maestro Jason C. Tramm will conduct the Ocean Grove Summer Stars Classical Series season finale concert at the magnificent 6,500 seat Great Auditorium in Ocean Grove, NJ. The concert 'Grand Orchestra and the Great Organ' will feature the 65 member MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra, renowned soloists and rare instruments in a program of masterworks for organ, orchestra and violin. The concert will include Saint-Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor, Charles Marie Widor's Symphony in G Minor, and Horatio Parker's Concerto in E-flat Minor.
CTC to Close 25th Anniversary Season with THE AMISH PROJECT, 8/14-24
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(7/22/2014) - Chester Theatre Company will complete its 25th Anniversary Season with Jessica Dickey's THE AMISH PROJECT. The production, which runs from August 14th through August 24th at the Chester Town Hall in Chester, MA, will feature CTC favorite Allison McLemore, star of last season's smash hit production of Tryst.
Patchogue Theatre to Premiere WELCOME HOME/BIENVENIDO A CASA, 9/17
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(7/22/2014) - The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will premiere 'Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa' on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 PM. 'Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa' will be performed Live in the Lobby and is a production of The New Musicals Project, which began its run at the PTPA in 2011, and is now a cooperative venture between PTPA and Worldwide Voices, both 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, volunteer driven organizations. The New Musicals Project is the only Long Island repertory company whose primary mission is to develop and produce original musical plays. Company members include theatre folk, playgoers and volunteers who are passionate about being part of the future development of the uniquely American art form of musical theatre. 'Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa' is an interactive musical comedy with songs in English and Spanish written by Patchogue resident and Berlitz Publishing's 'musical language guy' Howard Beckerman. 'Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa'
Culture Xplorers' Jim Kane Shares Five Food Experiences in Peru
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites! Inside BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
(7/22/2014) - The New York Civil Liberties Union, the New York State affiliate of the ACLU, just welcomed an array of award-winning performers for Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, its annual benefit concert, which was held last night, July 21, at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, NYC). Special guests included: Adam Chanler-Berat, Justin Guarini, Zach Unger, Barrett Foa, Lena Hall, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Condola Rashad, Robin de Jesus, Seth Rudetsky, Telly Leung and more! BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from inside the concert below!
Theatre at the Center to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(7/22/2014) - In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, September 11 through October 12, with a press opening on September 14. With an irresistible Latin-infused score by Tony Award-nominated David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane (the team behind past Theatre at the Center hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is a touching and hilarious story of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a whirlwind of emotions- love as they find them, confusion as they lose them and passion when they need them. This regional premiere is directed by William Pullinsi with Choreography by Danny Herman and Musical Direction and Orchestrations by William Underwood.
Tim Quartier, Lianne Marie Dobbs & More Join Cast of Orlando Shakespeare Theater's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk (Orlando)
(7/22/2014) - Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF has announced partial casting for LES MISERABLES.
Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION Finds a Home on Stage in Calgary
by BWW News Desk (Vancouver)
(7/22/2014) - Quentin Tarantino's Academy Award-winning film PULP FICTION is coming to the stage! Qulum Entertainment will present the stage version at the University Theatre in Calgary, Alberta. In a recent interview with the Calgary Sun, Producer Quintin Pomeroy revealed: 'The elements that made Pulp Fiction one of the top five American films of all time are elements that work just as well on stage especially Tarantino's dialogue. We saw what a huge success Scorpio Theatre had with its production this year of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and we felt Pulp Fiction was an even better candidate for a stage version.'
WOB Names Dee Buchanan as New Resident Choreographer
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)
(7/22/2014) - The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's Executive Producer & CEO, Bill Kiska, announced that Dee Buchanan has been named the theatre's new Resident Choreographer.
Transcendence Theatre Company to Present Carrie Manolakos & Morgan Karr in Concert, 8/1-2
by BWW News Desk (Music - San Francisco)
(7/22/2014) - The Transcendence Theatre Company will present Carrie Manolakos and Morgan Karr in concert at Landmark Vineyards as the second offering from the Transcendence Artist Series on August 1st and 2nd.
KC Rep Launches Our Town Heroes to Celebrate 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk (Kansas City)
(7/22/2014) - Kansas City Repertory Theatre Executive Director Angela Gieras today announced the launch of the Our Town Heroes campaign in honor of the KC Rep's 50th Anniversary to identify and celebrate local heroes from the community. Our Town heroes can be from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area whose actions impact, inspire and influence our community. Nominations can be submitted online here and winners will be announced throughout the 2014-2015 season opening production, Our Town, running September 5 through the 28th. The deadline for submission is August 15, 2014.
Jungle Theater's Founder & Artistic Director Bain Boehlke to Retire in 2015
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)
(7/22/2014) - The Jungle Theater announced today that Founder Bain Boehlke will step down from his current duties as Artistic Director, effective June 30, 2015. An interim director will be appointed while the Jungle Board of Directors searches for a permanent replacement. Margo Gisselman will continue in her role as Executive Director.
Kimmel Center Elects New Chairman of Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk (Philadelphia)
(7/22/2014) - The Kimmel Center is proud to announce that the Board of Directors of Kimmel Center, Inc. elected David P. Holveck as its Chairman, effective July 1, 2014. Dave Holveck brings over 40 years of executive experience in long-term growth initiatives for Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric Company, Johnson & Johnson and most recently served as President, Chief Executive Officer of Endo Pharmaceuticals. He has been an active member of the Kimmel Center Board since 2012, serving most recently as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Holveck succeeds Paul A.Tufano as Chairman of the Kimmel's Board of Directors.
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New Discovery Opens the Door to Possible Cure for Heart Disease
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(7/22/2014) - Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., today announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis - the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly in the very near future, that prevent the most common forms of heart disease.
Southern Cross Soloists to Perform at QPAC, 26 October
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Brisbane)
(7/22/2014) - Join Brisbane's own Southern Cross Soloists for the last concert in their 2014 series, the entertaining and cheeky Travels of a Trickster, in Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC) Concert Hall on Sunday 26 October.
Vineyard Theatre Adds BILLY & RAY to 2014-15 Season; Garry Marshall to Direct
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)
(7/22/2014) - Legendary director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the Vineyard Theatre's New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's comedy BILLY & RAY this fall, with performances set to begin October 2 and an opening night scheduled for October 20 at The Vineyard, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director, and Sarah Stern, Co-Artistic Director.
Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(7/22/2014) - From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today.
THE JOSHUA PLANT Takes Top Honors at 2014 Tabby Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk (Norfolk)
(7/22/2014) - The Joshua Plant, which made its world premiere at CAT Theatre in January, took top honors at CAT's 2014 Tabby Awards, held Sunday, July 20. Written by Amy Berlin and P. Ann Bucci, The Joshua Plant was the winner of CAT's 50th Anniversary Original Play contest and was chosen from dozens of entries. The Joshua Plant began as a ten-minute play that was a finalist in the 2005 Chicago Dramatist Fall Ten Minute Workshop. Since then, it has had three developmental readings with Phoenix Theatre and a staged reading at the Pandora Festival, as well as a reading at the Richmond Public Library as part of the Richmond Writer's series.
New Magazine HAMPTONS DOG Launches in New York
by BWW News Desk (Pets)
(7/22/2014) - Lisa Hartman's' new magazine "Hamptons Dog" celebrates the 'Healthy, Active, Outdoor Lifestyle of East End Dogs and Their Owners.' Beautiful, exciting photography will be a hallmark of the magazine. It will also place emphasis on interesting, local stories of real dogs and businesses, as well as fresh stories from beyond the Hamptons on incredible dogs, training, animal care, and more. Ms. Hartman has rounded up the finest talent as contributors, many of whom are colleagues and friends she has previously or presently works with. The inaugural issue features columns by Celebrity Veterinarian Dr. Cindy Bressler, as well as exceptional dog sport photography such as high flying Frisbee dogs by noted photographer Steven Donahue.
Pets Best and NAVTA Announce Contest to Recognize Outstanding Vet Techs
by BWW News Desk (Pets)
(7/22/2014) - Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet insurance agency based in Boise, Idaho, announced today it has partnered with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) to host the Why I Love Being a Vet Tech contest. Pets Best and NAVTA developed the contest to recognize the outstanding work of veterinary technicians across the nation.
Homeless Dogs as Rescue Remedy to Relieve Stress of Workers in the City
by BWW News Desk (Pets)
(7/22/2014) - Stressed business people in downtown Minneapolis will get the chance to experience the calming influence of petting man's best friend, thanks to some tail-wagging rescue pups and local online dog training company, DogSense Unleashed.
Lucky Pet Brands Will Showcase Premium, Made in USA Dog Treats at SuperZoo in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk (Pets)
(7/22/2014) - Lucky Pet Brands will showcase its new line of heart-shaped dog treats and colorful new packaging at SuperZoo, the country's most popular pet store industry trade show.
Pigs Do Fly Productions to Present Encore Production of FIFTY PLUS - A CELEBRATION OF LIFE... AS WE KNOW IT! in Boca Raton, 8/14-24
by Carol Kassie (Miami)
(7/22/2014) - Pigs Do Fly Productions' Fifty Plus - A Celebration of Life... As We Know It sold out almost every performance when it played at Empire Stage in May. The good 'word of mouth' and positive reviews intrigued Showtime Performing Arts Theatre's Marilyn Perry; she attended a performance and liked what she saw - so much so that she issued an invitation to Pigs Do Fly producer Ellen Wacher to reprise the production at Perry's own theatre in Boca Raton.