Tony Kushner & Ryan Murphy Comment On Societal Impact Of THE NORMAL HEART|
by Pat Cerasaro
(4/25/2014) - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner and acclaimed Emmy Award-winning director and writer Ryan Murphy discuss the impact of Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning play THE NORMAL HEART as part of a new interview in promotion of the forthcoming HBO small screen adaptation.
Billy Porter Joins #MyLoveIsEqual Campaign
by Pat Cerasaro
(4/25/2014) - Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS star Billy Porter lends his support to the marriage equality for all campaign #MyLoveIsEqual and a new video promo featuring the star is now available to view.
Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Apr. 24
(4/24/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Thursday, April 24, 2014.
BWW Preview: The Unicorn Theatre's 2014-15 Season - Trucks, Tigers and Tribes
by Steve Wilson (Kansas City)
(4/24/2014) - The Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. announced their 41st season for 2014-2015. The Unicorn utilizes two stages for productions, the Jerome stage, and the Levin Stage. Recently the name of The Mainstage as it had been known was changed to honor Producing Artistic Director, Cynthia Levin. The theatre also announced the Longevity Campaign, to raise funds to purchase their building, was successful and on April 17 they took custody of the theater building. The purchase of the building allows the Unicorn to cut production costs.
Garden Theatre Announces 2014 Summer Movie Series, Set for 6/12-8/22
by BWW News Desk (Tampa)
(4/24/2014) - The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce the 2014 Summer Movie Series, running from June 12 through August 22 at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street). This summer's line-up includes 20 feature-length films: Thursday Vintage Favorites and Friday Cult Classics.
BWW Interview: TUTS Undergrounds' MURDER BALLAD Love Triangle Talks About the Show
by David Clarke & Kristina Nungaray (Houston)
(4/24/2014) - TUTS Underground's National Regional Premiere of MURDER BALLAD is kicking off its second and final week of performances in the Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. This rocking 80-minute one-act is leaving Houston audiences electrified and exhilarated. In celebration of the amazing performances given so far and the ones still yet to come, we sat down with MURDER BALLAD's sultry and sexy love triangle gone awry (Pat McRoberts, Lauren Molina, and Steel Burkhardt) to further discuss MURDER BALLAD.
BWW Reviews: RENT Brings La Boheme to the Funk Zone
by Maggie Yates (Santa Barbara)
(4/24/2014) - SOPA's RENT: coming to Center Stage Theater, May 23rd-24th
Galactic, Keller Williams, Reed Mathis, Tribal Seeds, Quixotic and More Set for 2nd Annual ARISE Music Festival Lineup; Runs 8/8-10
by BWW News Desk (Music - Denver )
(4/24/2014) - The 2nd Annual ARISE Music Festival will kick off this August 8-10 and will showcase a stellar lineup including Beats Antique, Galactic with special guests Chali2na and Lyrics Born, Grateful Grass featuring Keller Williams, Billy Nershi (String Cheese Incicent) and Reed Mathis, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Polish Ambassador, Groundation, Tribal Seeds, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Everyone Orchestra featuring Steve Kimock and the return of Quixotic, among many other favorite performers.
Social Media Contest Celebrates National Parks, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(4/24/2014) - Veteran river outfitter and nature-based adventure travel company, O.A.R.S., has partnered with outdoor industry leaders The Clymb, Teva, and Klean Kanteen, along with the National Park Foundation for a social media contest that gives contestants a chance to win one of four guided National Park adventures. The launch of the contest is timed to coincide with National Park Week. To enter see: http://www.smarturl.it/NationalParks.
THE BOOK OF ODED: CHAPTER 2 to Begin Workshop Performances at Two Roads Theatre, 5/16
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(4/24/2014) - Alef Productions is thrilled to present a Workshop production of a World Premiere play, THE BOOK OF ODED: CHAPTER 2, written and performed by Oded Yosef Kassirer and directed by Sammie Wayne, IV. THE BOOK OF ODED: CHAPTER 2 will workshop for six performances only - Friday, May 16; Saturday, May 17; Friday May 23; Saturday, May 24; Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31 at 8pm at the Two Roads Theatre, 4348 Tujunga Blvd. Avenue in Studio City.
Photo Flash: NYC's Tavern on the Green Reopens to the Public
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)
(4/24/2014) - NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Liam Kavanagh, NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Dr. Feniosky Pea-Mora, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, State Senator Jose Serrano, Central Park Conservancy President Douglas Blonsky, restaurateurs Jim Caiola and David Salama, and executive chef Katy Sparks, today cut the ribbon on the newly restored Tavern on the Green. The restaurant opens to the public this evening, April 24, for dinner service. Scroll down for photos!
National Youth Orchestra of the USA Goes Coast-to-Coast on U.S. Tour, 7/20-8/4
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Boston)
(4/24/2014) - This summer, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), featuring 120 outstanding young musicians from across the country, will come together for a second annual year of extraordinary music-making.
MusicalFare Opens New Gallery Space at Premier Center Cabaret
by BWW News Desk (Buffalo)
(4/24/2014) - MusicalFare Theatre has announced the creation of a new art gallery space as part of its recent expansion: The George and Mary Bobinski Gallery. The gallery officially opened on April 23rd as part of the official opening of the Premier Center Cabaret at MusicalFare, where it is located.
Updates: Canadian Stage Releases Timeline of Events in HELEN LAWRENCE Controversy
by Alan Henry (Toronto)
(4/24/2014) - Canadian Stage has publicly released a detailed timeline of events relating to the Helen Lawrence controversy after BroadwayWorld sent requests for transparency in this matter to both the producing company and Canadian Actor's Equity. The CAEA replied that 'Arden R. Ryshpan's statement [the first and only statement available] stands as Equity's official response on this issue. Out of respect for the affected Equity members, the Association will not provide any further comment'
AMERICAN IDOL Recap: How Shocked Were You?
by Matt Tamanini
(4/24/2014) - I always get a little nervous when American Idol starts advertising a 'shocking' result, and after C.J.'s horrendous performance last night, anyone going home other than him would be a shock. So, I braced myself for the worst tonight.
Donald Margulies to Speak at 5th Annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival, 5/31
by BWW News Desk (Indianapolis)
(4/24/2014) - Fort Wayne Civic Theatre has announced that the featured speaker for the 5th Annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival will Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Donald Margulies. Margulies' award winning play Dinner With Friends ran on Broadway earlier this year.
Mo Rocca Pushes Ridgefield Playhouse Appearance to Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(4/24/2014) - The Saturday, May 3, event at The Ridgefield Playhouse with Mo Rocca -- humorist, actor and star correspondent of CBS Sunday Morning -- is being rescheduled for the fall due to scheduling conflicts.
BWW Review: Boston Theater Top to Bottom
by Nancy Grossman (Boston)
(4/24/2014) - There's something beautifully poetic in juxtaposing two current offerings by small theater companies in Boston. Bad Habit Productions celebrates ambitious women in Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS at the Boston Center for the Arts, while Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans are light years removed from Walt Disney in SNOW WHITE AND THE 7 BOTTOMS at Machine Nightclub in the shadow of Fenway Park.
Photo Flash: First Look at What Dreams May Co Theatre's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(4/24/2014) - After receiving praise from audiences and critics alike for their smash hit productions of Hamlet and Macbeth in 2013, What Dreams May Co Shakespeare explores the dangers and the delights of love. It's risks, it's rewards, it's passion and it's price. Join the company for their 2014 season as they bring to life two couples whose tales embody all these qualities...with uproarious laughter, with unrestrained joy, and with unfathomable sorrow. First upMuch Ado About Nothing.
Guerilla Opera to Present World Premiere of GALLO: A FABLE IN MUSIC IN ONE ACT, 5/22-31
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(4/24/2014) - Guerilla Opera presents Gallo: a fable in music in one act, a world premiere chamber opera with music and libretto by Rome-Prize winning composer Ken Ueno, and direction by Metropolitan Opera stage director Sarah Meyers. The world premiere chamber opera investigates how the landscape and man shape and transform each other. It also addresses the fundamental question of ontology, "the chicken or the egg," and features a soprano in a Houdini box filled with Cheerios and a countertenor in a chicken suit. Gallo plays Thursday through Saturday, May 22-24 and 29-30, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 at 2 p.m. with talk-backs on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24. All performances are in The Zack Box at The Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston, MA. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors and free for students with valid IDs; tickets can be purchased from The Boston Conservatory Box Office by phone or in person only. Call (617) 912-9222 beginning Monday, May 12, 2014 to reserve tickets. Please visit www.bostonconservatory.edu/tickets for more Box Office information. Gallo is sung in English and 70 minutes in duration. The audience will be asked to remove their shoes before they enter the theater and invited to lie down during a portion of the performance. Please let The Box Office know if you require special assistance.
BWW Preview: The Coterie Theatre's 2014-2015 Season - From Rosa Parks to Frog and Toad
by Steve Wilson (Kansas City)
(4/24/2014) - The Coterie Theatre in Kansas City, Mo. announced, "A miraculous journey is about to begin . . . 2014-2015 Season of Live Theatre." The new season will bring six productions to the stage, each lasting between 50 minutes and an hour and 15 minutes.
SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK, IMAGINOCEAN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS - BOOK THREE and More Set for Segerstrom Center's 2014-2015 Family Series
by BWW News Desk (Costa Mesa)
(4/24/2014) - Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its 2014 - 2015 Family Series. Eight shows will feature an array of talented international artists who will entertain and inspire families gathered for the spontaneous thrill and joy of live theater. Each performance will be preceded by an hour of free audience engagement activities themed to the show. Performances are in the Center's Samueli Theater unless otherwise noted.
Megan Fairchild Joins Faculty of Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program, 6/10-12
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Dallas)
(4/24/2014) - Megan Fairchild, principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, will be a member of the faculty for the Allen Civic Ballet's Summer Program from June 10-12, 2014 in Allen, Texas.
The Ordway to Present 2014 FLINT HILLS INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL, 5/27-6/1
by BWW News Desk (St. Paul)
(4/24/2014) - The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today the lineup for the 14th annual Flint Hills International Children's Festival from May 27-June 1. Minnesota's signature arts festival for children and families-one of the largest of its kind in the nation-features local, regional and international artists representing 25 countries on seven indoor and outdoor stages. The Festival fills downtown Saint Paul's Rice Park, Landmark Center, Landmark Plaza, Hamm Plaza, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and the Lehr and Lab Theaters.
Theatrical Designers Invited to Submit 'Weather' Work for PQ 2015; Deadline 7/14
by BWW News Desk (Prague)
(4/24/2014) - Theatrical designers are invited to submit work in a 'weather' vein for a display of the best of American performance design between 2013 and 2016.
Photo Flash: PORGY AND BESS Celebrates Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk
(4/24/2014) - The Tony Award-winning musical 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess' made its triumphant debut at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre, opening last night, April 23 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. Performances continue through June 1, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!
COME HOME AMERICA Tour, Featuring Marcus Goldhaber, to Honor America's Military During FLEET WEEK NY, 5/23
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)
(4/24/2014) - Acclaimed NYC vocalist-songwriter Marcus Goldhaber will be singing for the troops with his 6-piece band in an all-new concert production that celebrates "The New Greatest Generation" with the Memorial Day Weekend launch of the 2014 "Come Home America Tour" during Fleet Week New York.
PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, AT THE HOP and More Make Up FST's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk (Tampa)
(4/24/2014) - Florida Studio Theatre presents an exciting new Summer Mainstage and Cabaret Season. The Mainstage kicks off with the foot-stomping musical Pump Boys and Dinettes, the humorous and inspirational drama Becoming Dr. Ruth, and the thought-provoking Taking Shakespeare. The Summer Cabaret Season will consist of At The Hop, by America's Premiere Doo-Wop group, The Alley Cats, Clearly Invisible: Magic Up Close with Carl Seiger, and Somewhere Over the Rose, The Songs and Stories of Judy Garland and Bette Midler.
Review Roundup: CABARET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups
(4/24/2014) - Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret on Broadway, starring Alan Cumming in his Tony Award-winning role as 'Emcee' and three-time Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams as 'Sally Bowles' opens tonight, April 24, 2014 and runs through January 4, 2015 at at the newly transformed Kit Kat Klub at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 West 54th Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...
Director Esther Anderson to Appear at Screening of BOB MARLEY: THE MAKING OF LEGEND at Moving Image, 4/27
by Movies News Desk (New York City)
(4/24/2014) - Bob Marley: The Making of Legend screens as part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner, Inc. on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. at The Museum of the Moving Image. Comprised of never-before-seen archival footage, this enthralling 2011 documentary, directed by Esther Anderson and Gian Godoy, unveils rare glimpses into Bob Marley and The Wailers's rise to stardom, including the band's first rehearsal. Director Anderson will appear in person at the screening. Moderating the post-screening Q&A will be Warrington Hudlin, President of the Black Filmmaker Foundation, Museum trustee, and Changing the Picture co-curator.
Squeaky Bicycle Productions to Present TALES OF LOVE & LASERS, 5/6-21
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(4/24/2014) - Tickets to the world-premiere production of Tales of Love & Lasers are on sale to the general public. Following the critical success of 2013's Alligator Summer, Squeaky Bicycle Productions presents an evening of innovative comedic adventures by W.M. Akers. The stories in Tales of Love & Lasers explore the unique pitfalls that come with interstellar love and friendship, utilizing the same group of actors in the repertory production. The collection was developed through Squeaky Bicycle's annual Winter Reading Lab.