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Barbra Streisand Planning to See BUYER & CELLAR at the Taper in LA?Barbra Streisand Planning to See BUYER & CELLAR at the Taper in LA?
Posted: Jul. 16, 2014


Tim Minchin Working on GROUNDHOG DAY MusicalTim Minchin Working on GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
Posted: Jul. 16, 2014


Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall Talk SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE's Journey from Screen to StageStoppard and Hall Talk SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE's Journey from Screen to Stage
Posted: Jul. 21, 2014


Letters Reveal Tragic Correspondence Between Alan Jay Lerner and Andrew Lloyd WebberLetters Reveal Correspondence Between Alan Jay Lerner and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Posted: Jul. 24, 2014


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Lindsay Lohan to Appear in West End's SPEED-THE-PLOW in NovemberLindsay Lohan to Appear in West End's SPEED-THE-PLOW in November
Posted: Jun. 18, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga and Darren Criss Sing 'A Whole New World' at Kennedy CenterSTAGE TUBE: Salonga and Criss Sing 'A Whole New World' at Kennedy Center
Posted: Jun. 16, 2014


Barbra Streisand Planning to See BUYER & CELLAR at the Taper in LA?Barbra Streisand Planning to See BUYER & CELLAR at the Taper in LA?
Posted: Jul. 16, 2014


Dallas Summer Musicals' 2014-15 Season to Feature THE KING AND I, PIPPIN & MoreDallas Summer Musicals' 2014-15 Season to Feature THE KING AND I, PIPPIN & More
Posted: Jun. 13, 2014


WICKED Author Gregory Maguire Sheds Light on Early Film Script of THE WIZARD OF OZWICKED Author Gregory Maguire Sheds Light on Early WIZARD OF OZ Script
Posted: Jun. 27, 2014


Exeter Northcott Theatre Announces Fall 2014 SeasonExeter Northcott Theatre Announces Fall 2014 Season
July 28, 2014

Exeter Northcott Theatre has put its hardworking staff centre stage as it launches its autumn 2014 Season. To celebrate receiving Arts Council funding, the new brochure pays tribute to the fantastic team at the theatre as they make a trip back to the 1940s through the costume store.
Musical Stars Michael Falzon and Bobby Fox Perform Legendary Costello and Bacharach Album 'Painted From Memory'Musical Stars Michael Falzon and Bobby Fox Perform Legendary Costello and Bacharach Album 'Painted From Memory'
July 28, 2014

In the late 1990's, music legends Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello united to create the timeless album Painted From Memory. Such was the significance of these legendary artists collaborating that a documentary (Because it's a Lonely World) was made to commemorate the occasion.
55th Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Programme Including 13 World Premieres, 25 September  12 October55th Dublin Theatre Festival Announces Programme Including 13 World Premieres, 25 September 12 October
July 28, 2014

The 55th Dublin Theatre Festival will stage 27 world-class productions across 21 different venues in Dublin city and suburbs this September and October. As always the range of work will be eclectic, bold and diverse, offering spectacular, large-scale presentations, intimate performances and theatrical firsts to appeal to both seasoned theatre-goers and first-time audiences alike.
Lorna Luft Set to Tour UK in PUTTIN' ON THE RITZLorna Luft Set to Tour UK in PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
July 28, 2014

According to What's On Stage, Lorna Luft will be touring the UK with Spirit Productions' 'Puttin' On The Ritz' Tour. The tour starts in August 2014, playing venues such as Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Eastbourne Congress, Hall For Cornwall, Edinburgh Playhouse, Opera House Manchester, and Norwich Theatre Royal.
Joanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End OpeningJoanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End Opening
July 28, 2014

A few months ago, it was announed that Joanna Froggatt, known for her role as DOWNTON ABBEY maid 'Anna,' would star as 'Becca' in the London premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE. The play was set to begin previews at the Vaudeville Theatre on September 11. But recently, The Stage reported that this date has been postponed due to 'scheduling issues.' Producers Creative Management and Productions, James Quaife Productions, and Celia Atkin released a statement saying 'Our production of Rabbit Hole will be postponed from the planned September opening at the Vaudeville Theatre as due to a late shift in schedules, it is unable to go ahead at this time.'
Letters Reveal Tragic Correspondence Between Alan Jay Lerner and Andrew Lloyd WebberLetters Reveal Tragic Correspondence Between Alan Jay Lerner and Andrew Lloyd Webber
July 24, 2014

While editing a book on Alan Jay Lerner's life and career, Dominic McHugh, a musicology lecturer at Sheffield University, came across tragic letters between the My Fair Lady lyricist and Andrew Lloyd Webber. According to The Stage, the letters reveal Lerner's intention to help Lloyd Webber with The Phantom of the Opera, but his inability to do so upon the discovery that he had lung cancer.
Tom Stoppard and Lee Hall Talk SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE's Journey from Screen to StageTom Stoppard and Lee Hall Talk SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE's Journey from Screen to Stage
July 21, 2014

Shakespeare in Love, starring Tome Bateman and Lucy Briggs-Owen, is currently in preview performances at the Noel Coward Theater in London and officially opens on Wednesday, July 23rd. But its journey to West End was not as easy as one would think. A few years ago, Academy-Award winning scriptwriter of Shakespeare in Love Tom Stoppard agreed to write a stage adaptation of his honored and beloved 1998 Oscar-winning film. In a recent interview with the New York Times, he revealed that he quickly realized that the task was much too difficult; he feared that the play would be a disappointing version of a project that he (and audiences worldwide) treasure so deeply.
Keira Naughton Opens Up About Directing Father James Naughton in CEDARS at Berkshire Theatre FestivalKeira Naughton Opens Up About Directing Father James Naughton in CEDARS at Berkshire Theatre Festival
July 21, 2014

One could say that the Naughton family has dabbled in the theatre. The father, James, is a two-time Tony Award-winning actor-director who starred in Broadway's City of Angels and the rivival of Chicago. Daughter Keira is an actor-singer/songwriter who recently appeared in Yale Repertory Theatre's production of These Paper Bullets. And Greg, James' son, founded off-Broadway's Obie Award-winning Blue Light Theater in addition to acting, directing, and singing himself. To top it all off, Greg is married to five-time Tony-Award nominated actress Kelli O'Hara.
Update: Tension Continues Over South Williamsport's Cancelled SPAMALOTUpdate: Tension Continues Over South Williamsport's Cancelled SPAMALOT
July 21, 2014

A few weeks ago, we learned that South Williamsport, a high school in Lycoming County, PA, had been forced to cancel their spring production of Monty Python's Spamalot due to 'controversial content,' which includes a homosexual marriage. According to WNEP, the administrators thought that the musical's subject matter was too inappropriate for students. After attracting considerable coverage in the media, this issue is still under review by the South Williamsport district and the state of Pennsylvania. But despite the fact that no new information has been released, Hesherman reporter Howard Sherman has been taking the matter into his own hands.
Nuffield Theatre Announces Full Cast for THE SAINTS, 1-17 AugustNuffield Theatre Announces Full Cast for THE SAINTS, 1-17 August
July 18, 2014

This August Nuffield presents Matthew Le Tissier and Francis Benali in their acting debuts in its production The Saints, where the renowned ex-Saints players will feature as themselves in cameo roles in pre-recorded film segments. Matthew Dunster will direct Nuffield's latest new commission, written by Luke Barnes and the cast will include Scarlett Alice Johnson, Cary Crankson, Claire-Louise Cordwell, Harry Hepple, Tendayi Jembere, Carl Prekopp, Matthew Raymond and Will Stokes.
Manatee Performing Arts Center Adds New Shows Including ALMOST MANILOW, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: GREATEST HITS & moreManatee Performing Arts Center Adds New Shows Including ALMOST MANILOW, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: GREATEST HITS & more
July 16, 2014

In an effort to bring a wider variety of entertainment to our patrons, several shows have been added to the Manatee Performing Arts schedule! Tickets to these added shows are $24 for adults and $12 for students under 18. Tickets to these and all the shows currently scheduled at the Manatee Performing Arts Center are available by calling the ticket office at 941-748-5875 or online at www.manateeplayers.com. Watch for more exciting shows to be announced soon! The Manatee Performing Arts Center is located at 502 3rd Avenue West in Bradenton, FL.
Tim Minchin Working on GROUNDHOG DAY MusicalTim Minchin Working on GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
July 16, 2014

Today, MATILDA composer and lyricist Tim Minchin hosted a question and answer session on The Guardian website. Minchin discussed his appreciation of Roald Dahl, writing music, and his newest project: a stage adaptation of the Howard Ramis film 'Groundhog Day.'
Barbra Streisand Planning to See BUYER & CELLAR at the Taper in LA?Barbra Streisand Planning to See BUYER & CELLAR at the Taper in LA?
July 16, 2014

In an interview with the LA Times this week, playwright Jonathan Tolins and actor Michael Urie discussed their award-winning off-Broadway one-man show, Buyer & Cellar, and the possibility that the legendary Barbra Streisand may come to see it within the upcoming weeks. The show, which is playing at the Mark Taper Forum through August 17th, is about an unemployed Los Angeles actor who gets a job manning a pretend mall in Barbra's basement. Read the original article here.
Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Presents GEIN'S FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 1 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 24 AugustLee Martin for Gag Reflex Presents GEIN'S FAMILY GIFTSHOP: VOLUME 1 at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 30 July - 24 August
July 14, 2014

"A TOUR DE FORCE...REALLY HIT HOME WITH THE AUDIENCEI IMPLORE YOU TO WATCH THIS ACT AS SOON AS YOU CAN" - Salfordian Lee Martin for Gag Reflex is proud to present the debut full-length show from Gein's Family Giftshop. An hour of dark, absurd and fast paced sketches marrying the tragic with the riotous. This unique trio has rapidly (or should that be rabidly) become known for applying their very own warped world vision to the hilarious subject matter of abject misery and human tragedy.
Old Trunk/Metal/Escalator East to Edinburgh Present THE BASTARD CHILDREN OF REMINGTON STEELE, 31 JulyOld Trunk/Metal/Escalator East to Edinburgh Present THE BASTARD CHILDREN OF REMINGTON STEELE, 31 July
July 7, 2014

St. Agatha's Convent Orphanage, the 1980s. Four orphans who have been allowed to grow up in the full freedom of their imaginations in a convent attic. Under the influence of Beatrice, a mysterious girl who appears in the attic, the children start to believe that their father is 80s TV detective Remington Steele; that he will one day return for them.
Evanston's Next Theatre Company Faces EvictionEvanston's Next Theatre Company Faces Eviction
July 7, 2014

Due to its failure to keep up with rent payments for the past two years, Evanston's Next Theatre will be forced to relinquish its space in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. Since the theatre is indebted for over $76,000, city officials will be holding a meeting today to 'authorize enforcement' of the collection of the deficit. The council will also discuss plans to decline renewal of the theatre lease when expires in May 2015.
Laura Fitzpatrick, Luigi Lucente & More Set for Australian Premiere of PARADELaura Fitzpatrick, Luigi Lucente & More Set for Australian Premiere of PARADE
July 7, 2014

This morning, The Collective announced that it will be the first Australian theatre company to put on a production of Jason Robert Brown's PARADE. The show will open on September 17th at fortyfivedownstairs in Melbourne.
CPCC Summer Theatre to Perform OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, 7/5 - 7/12CPCC Summer Theatre to Perform OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, 7/5 - 7/12
July 5, 2014

WHAT: CPCC Summer Theatre is pleased to perform 'Over the River and Through the Woods' for July 5 - 12 in CPCC's Pease Auditorium. A delightful family comedy, 'Over the River and Through the Woods' is about four grandparents who will do whatever it takes to keep their only grandson from moving from New Jersey to Seattle to take a new job. Over a series of Sunday dinners, Nick's scheming grandparents pull out all the stops so he'll keep visiting them. This includes bringing to dinner the lovely, and single, Caitlin O'Hare.
Malachite Theatre Company to Present RICHARD II at St. Leonard's Church, Begins TodayMalachite Theatre Company to Present RICHARD II at St. Leonard's Church, Begins Today
July 2, 2014

Richard II by William Shakespeare, presented by Malachite Theatre Company, is playing at St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch between Wed 2nd July and Sat 2nd Aug 2014. Richard II is a story of plotting, intrigue, betrayal and power. Shakespeare's lyric masterpiece, it is a unique production taking place in the stunning site-specific location of St Leonard's Church, Shoreditch.
WICKED Author Gregory Maguire Sheds Light on Early Film Script of THE WIZARD OF OZWICKED Author Gregory Maguire Sheds Light on Early Film Script of THE WIZARD OF OZ
June 27, 2014

Gregory Maguire was just a kid when The Wizard of Oz film came out, but every year, he and his family would cuddle up in front of their black-and-white television to watch the annual television broadcast of their favorite musical movie. It wasn't until years later that that same enchanted, young boy would grow up to author the untold story of the witches of Oz: Wicked.


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