Theatre + Broadway News
BWW Reviews: Jessie Chang and Friends Shine in San Diego|
by Erica Miner (San Diego)
(9/30/2014) - Jessie Chang is known for her virtuosity, lovely tone, and unique, distinctive piano style.
BWW Reviews: NEW CHAMBER BALLET, A Tenth Anniversary Worth Celebrating
by Elizabeth Portnoy (Dance - New York City)
(9/30/2014) - On Saturday September 21st, the New Chamber Ballet, directed by Miro Magloire, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a five-piece program at the City Center Studios. The New Chamber Ballet features a small, but talented, company that showcases new choreography set to live music.
BWW TV: Entre Amig@s - '¿Son cuernos?'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez (Spain)
(9/30/2014) - Dairo en un reencuentro muy efusivo... Y con la clasica dudilla de si ese gloss sera o no hidratante... Termina por no estar seguro de si lo que ha pasado son o no son cuernos.
Tziporela's ODD BIRDZ Begins At The Players Theatre, 10/14
by Pat Cerasaro
(9/30/2014) - Israeli theatre ensemble Tziporela makes their United States debut with the NYC premiere of their new show, ODD BIRDZ.
Annie & Orphans Featured In New ANNIE Social Media Images
by Pat Cerasaro
(9/30/2014) - A new look at Annie and her best gal pals from ANNIE!
SPACE STATION 76 Out on DVD Today
by Pat Cerasaro
(9/30/2014) - Pick up your copy of SPACE STATION 76 on DVD, newly available today!
Third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Nurtures SA Playwrights, Now thru 4 Oct
by BWW News Desk (South Africa)
(9/30/2014) - The third SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition has given five local playwrights a chance to develop their work, with three grand prizes to be won when their plays are staged at the Cape Town Fringe Festival this week. The top entries for this annual competition will have their plays presented at nightly staged readings, with a professional director and cast, from today, 30 September to 3 October at the Garrick Theatre in the Waterfront Theatre School, with the winners being announced at an awards ceremony on 4 October. Each night will be hosted by a prominent member of the theatre community.
Pacific Symphony Partners With The Center for Autism for A NIGHT WITH PACIFIC SYMPHONY Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Los Angeles)
(9/30/2014) - Pacific Symphony partners with The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders to provide 'A Night with Pacific Symphony.' The first performance/discussion takes place tonight, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m.; the second on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. Both events takes place at The Center for Autism, located at 2500 Red Hill Ave., in Santa Ana
San Francisco Opera's MEFISTOFELE Comes to DVD and Blu-ray Today
by BWW News Desk (CD/Books/DVDs)
(9/30/2014) - Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House, comes to audiences on DVD and Blu-ray today, September 30, 2014 in San Francisco Opera's latest video release in partnership with EuroArts Music International.
Kelli O'Hara and More Celebrate The Breithaupt Brothers' CD Release Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk
(9/30/2014) - Don and Jeff Breithaupt, the award-winning composer and lyricist that comprise the Breithaupt Brothers, bring their 'gift for tuneful theatrical fare' (The New Yorker) back to Joe's Pub for another all-star Songbook Revue, this time celebrating the release of their new CD, 'Just Passing Through: The Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Vol. II.'
Broadway Honors Life of Seth Popper at Richard Rodgers Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk
(9/30/2014) - The Broadway community will celebrate the life of Seth Popper today, September 30th from 4:00pm - 5:00pm at the Richard Rodgers Theatre at 226 West 46th Street.
NATUREPALOOZA NEBRASKA Is Today at Hardin Hall
by BWW News Desk (Omaha)
(9/30/2014) - Have you ever explored a pit full of snakes or held giant insects in your hands? Or maybe you're curious about water-saving tips and how to be more eco-friendly. No matter what, 'NaturePalooza Nebraska' has something for the whole family.
Dee Roscioli Sings STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART in 54 Below Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk
(9/30/2014) - 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Dee Roscioli in 'Straight from the Heart,' tonight, September 30th at 9:30 pm. This will mark her debut at the supper club.
Judy Norton, Lynn Lowery and Jessica Snow-Wilson Star in 'I HEAR VOICES' Benefit at Rockwell: Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(9/30/2014) - I HEAR VOICES: SONGS FOR PSYCHOSIS, a benefit concert with proceeds going to Medicinal Missions, produced by Kevin Field and Adam Kern with music direction by Kevin Field and Bryan Blaskie, is set for tonight, September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM at Rockwell Table and Stage.
Darian Dauchan's BLACK SHEEP Set for All For One's Works-In-Progress Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(9/30/2014) - A drag queen standing up for herself on the subway, a black cop making sense of his chosen profession, and a black republican reeling at the election of Barack Obama are just a few of the characters brought to life in Darian Dauchan's new play Black Sheep. This solo show re-imagines the black experience through a host of characters as they battle the community they supposedly come from while fighting their own isolation in search of an identity that lives outside the box of tribalism.
Mary Dimino Brings BIG DUMMY to United Solo Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(9/30/2014) - Writer, actress and comedienne Mary Dimino is a FringeNYC Outstanding Solo Show Award Winner for her critically acclaimed solo hit Scared Skinny. Tonight, September 30th, United Solo presents Mary Dimino in her follow up hit one woman show Big Dummy, me and my old man written by and starring MAC Award winning comedian Mary Dimino at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (42nd Street) as part of the 5th Annual United Solo Festival. Christine Renee Miller directs.
THE WIGGLES Come to Benedum Center Today
by BWW News Desk (Pittsburgh)
(9/30/2014) - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces that after years of captivating children from around the globe, the number one children's entertainment group, The Wiggles, are bringing their 'catchy brand of preschool pop' (Chicago Tribune) back to North American audiences. This Fall, 'the band that rocks the cradle' (The New York Times) will delight Pittsburgh families today, September 30, 2014 at the Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA.
Utah Symphony's 55th Annual Salute to Youth Set for Today
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Salt Lake City)
(9/30/2014) - Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic leads the Utah Symphony and seven special youth musical soloists in the 55th Annual Salute to Youth concert tonight, September 30 at 7 PM at Abravanel Hall.
RAM SLAM YOUR STORY, HENRY VI PART 2 and More Set for Suffolk University's 2014-15 Season at the Modern Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(9/30/2014) - The Modern Theatre at Suffolk University announces the programming lineup for its 2014-2015 season, featuring conversation, film, and new and classic plays.
World Premiere of SEEDFOLKS Opens Today at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)
(9/30/2014) - Children's Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Seedfolks, a world premiere developed by CTC through the new play development lab. Based on the Newbery Medal-winning book by Paul Fleischman, Seedfolks is about an immigrant neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio that is transformed by a community garden. Actor Sonja Parks embodies the eleven distinct voices of Gibb Street in this enthralling, one-woman production, directed by Peter C. Brosius. Seedfolks runs today, September 30 - November 16, 2014 on the Cargill Stage.
Boiler Room Theatre Brings LEGALLY BLONDE to the Franklin Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Nashville)
(9/30/2014) - The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT), Williamson County's original and longest-running professional theatre company opens its second show of their 14th season with the frothy, fun, and energetic LEGALLY BLONDE the MUSICAL playing today, September 30th through October 4th at the beautiful, historic Franklin Theatre. Having won over audiences across the nation, Elle, Bruiser and friends will make their BRT debut for a limited engagement! Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at I LOVE LUCY LIVE, Coming to the Adrienne Arsht Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Miami)
(9/30/2014) - The Adrienne Arsht Center, Broadway Across America and Bank of America present I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, running today, September 30 - October 5, 2014. I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below!
Finborough Presents RACHEL, First Play By An African American Woman Ever Produced, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(9/30/2014) - Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre -- the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season tonight, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm).
VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Joan Rivers Set for PBS Doc WOMEN IN COMEDY Tonight
by TV News Desk
(9/30/2014) - According to Deadline, one of Joan Rivers's last interviews before her death will be part of a PBS documentary called WOMEN IN COMEDY, airing tonight. Material from AOL's MAKERS will appear in the film, and you can watch a sneak peek at a segment below!
Soho Rep & PlayCo Present GENERATIONS, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)
(9/30/2014) - Soho Rep. and The Play Company, in association with John Adrian Selzer, announce casting and the creative team for the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's generations. The production, today, September 30-October 26, reunites the playwright with director Leah C. Gardiner, who worked together on the OBIE Award-winning 2011 production of born bad. generations features a 12-person community chorus led by music director Bongi Duma (The Lion King). The cast includes Shyko Amos (An Octoroon), Mamoudou Athie, Khail Toi Bryant (The Lion King), Ntombikhona Dlamini (Sarafina!), Thuli Dumakude (The Lion King, Poppie Nongena), Jonathan Peck (The Lion in Winter) and Michael Rogers (born bad, Breakfast With Mugabe).
Bristol Riverside Theatre Opens 28th Season with THE 39 STEPS Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Philadelphia)
(9/30/2014) - Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, the hilarious whodonit opening Bristol Riverside Theatre's season tonight, September 30-October 26. Directed by Gus Kaikkonen, the ensemble cast features Dan Hodge, Matt Leisy, Karen Peakes, and Adam Sowers.
ASU Sci-Fi TV Dinner Serves Up a Taste of STEM Tonight at Scottsdale Center
by BWW News Desk (Mesa)
(9/30/2014) - Scottsdale -- Arizona State University's Center for Science and Imagination will present an all-new ASU Science Fiction TV Dinner tonight, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
Shakespeare's Globe Production of KING LEAR, Starring Joseph Marcell, Begins Tonight at NYU Skirball
by BWW News Desk
(9/30/2014) - NYU Skirball presents Shakespeare's Globe's acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's KING LEAR. Directed by Bill Buckhurst and starring Joseph Marcell in the title role, KING LEAR begins performances at NYU Skirball (566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, New York, NY, 10012) tonight, September 30, 2014, with opening night set for Wednesday, October 1, 2014, and running through Sunday, October 12, 2014.
Marshall Tucker Band Unearths Vintage Live Concert Recordings for LIVE FROM ENGLISHTOWN Today
by BWW News Desk (Music - Nashville)
(9/30/2014) - This fall, the legendary MARSHALL TUCKER BAND (MTB) will release live recordings from its historic 1977 Englishtown, New Jersey concert that reportedly drew more than 150,000 fans. LIVE FROM ENGLISHTOWN is set to hit the marketplace today, September 30, 2014 via the band's Ramblin' Records and will be distributed nationally through RED Distribution.