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(10/22/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Wednesday, October 22, 2014.
Broadway, TV Actors Come Together for BY WHEEL AND BY WING Industry Reading, 11/3
by BWW News Desk
(10/22/2014) - A stellar cast of Broadway, film and television actors will come together under the direction of two-time Tony Nominee Jayne Atkinson on Monday, Nov. 3 to present By Wheel and By Wing, an original production that had its birth in front of sold-out audiences in Atlanta, Ga. (https://www.facebook.com/BWandBW).
Photo Flash: Timberland Celebrates Fall 2014 Collection with Michelle Rodriguez and More
by BWW News Desk (Music - Los Angeles)
(10/22/2014) - Timberland, legendary lifestyle and fashion brand celebrated its Fall 2014 collection with an evening of music featuring a full set by Young The Giant and DJ Michelle Rodriguez last night, October 21, 2014 at The Sayers Club in Hollywood. Scroll down for photos!
THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)
(10/22/2014) - Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with a magical, fresh new take on a beloved classic - The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O'Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker makes its area premiere at Round House Theatre from November 26 thru December 28, 2014. Opening night is Monday, December 1, 2014.
NEXT UK to Showcase New British Musical Theatre Writers at The Duplex, 11/2
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(10/22/2014) - NEXT: Now Entering the Crossroads of Theatre presents 'NEXT UK - An Evening of New British Musical Theatre Writers,' also featuring the music of Bobby Cronin, on Sunday, November 2nd at 7pm at The Duplex (61 Christopher St @ 7th Ave). Tickets are $10 with a reservation ($12 at the door) plus a 2 drink minimum.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs Presents Beats CEO/Chairman Jimmy Lovine With Award at RMC 2014
by BWW News Desk (Music - Miami)
(10/22/2014) - The Inaugural REVOLT Music Conference took over Miami, Florida this weekend, with REVOLT Chairman Sean 'Diddy' Combs leading a rousing keynote address entitled '#AskDiddy' in front of a packed house during a Gala Dinner at the Fountainebleau Miami Beach, offering invaluable career insight and advice to the standing-room-only crowd. The gala dinner included a classic performance by Ne-Yo.
R&B Artist Bobby Brooks Wilson Comes to Sam's Town Live!, 12/5
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)
(10/22/2014) - R&B and soul singer Bobby Brooks Wilson will perform at Sam's Town Live! on Friday, December 5.
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Coming to Broward Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk (Fort Lauderdale)
(10/22/2014) - Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group present their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, currently on sale for the premiere Fort Lauderdale, FL, engagement at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast onstage!
THE GAME'S AFOOT to Begin Performances 11/14 at the Santa Paula Theater Center
by BWW News Desk (Thousand Oaks)
(10/22/2014) - The Santa Paula Theater Center will close out their 2014 season with Ken Ludwig's hilarious comedy The Game's Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays from November 14 - 21 at the Santa Paula Theater Center, 125 South 7th Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060. Performances are at 8 pm Friday and Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sundays.
21st Century Steel Band to Perform at HistoryMiami, 10/25
by BWW News Desk (Music - Miami)
(10/22/2014) - The 21st Century Steel Band will perform on Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 pm at HistoryMiami, 101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130. Admission: FREE.
Hip Hop Group Dilated Peoples to Stop By the Fox Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk (Music - Denver )
(10/22/2014) - Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Dilated Peoples at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, December 6th, 2014.
First All-Woman Cast of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER Takes on Breast Cancer Awareness
by TV News Desk (Fitness)
(10/22/2014) - With the historic season of The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned in full swing, the 16 fighters vying for the opportunity to be the first UFC female 115-pound champion have shown the world they are both strong and beautiful, inside and out. Each has pushed herself to peak athleticism - prepared for any battle.
Quebec English-Language Premiere of SOCIAL STUDIES to Open Nov 1 at the Centaur Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Montreal)
(10/22/2014) - From November 1 to 30, 2014 Centaur Theatre presents the Quebec English-language premiere of Tricia Cooper's, Social Studies, featuring an intimate four-member cast directed by triple threat playwright, actor and director, Paul Van Dyck (Sahara Crossing, Haunted, Miss Sugarpuss Must Die!, Paradise Lost, Blood Wild and the META-winning Oroonoko).
THAT PLAY: A SOLO MACBETH Comes to Stage Left Studio, 10/28-11/8
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(10/22/2014) - THAT PLAY: A Solo Macbeth, the 2013 Drama Desk Nominee for Unique Theatrical Experience, will offer 3 performances, Oct 28, Nov 4 and Nov 8 at Stage Left Studio.
Review Roundup: THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Opens at the Public
by Review Roundups (Off-Broadway)
(10/22/2014) - The Public Theater presents The Fortress of Solitude, a world premiere musical with a book by Itamar Moses, and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin, The Fortress of Solitude runs through Sunday, November 2, with an official press opening tonight, October 22. Let's see what the critics had to say...
The Orion Ensemble Expands 'Janet's Stage' at Fox Valley Schools
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Chicago)
(10/22/2014) - Following a successful debut year, The Orion Ensemble, winner of the prestigious Chamber Music America/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, is expanding its commitment to making chamber music more accessible through 'Janet's Stage,' adding Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn to its existing partnerships with high schools in Batavia and Geneva.
Smuin's CHRISTMAS BALLET, UNCORKED! Returns This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk (Dance - San Francisco)
(10/22/2014) - The Bay Area's hottest holiday ticket gets a 21st season kick when Smuin Ballet's The Christmas Ballet, Uncorked! makes its sassy return, a perfect gift for audience members of all ages.
THE GRINCH Is Running For Office; Vows to Repeal Christmas
by BWW News Desk (St. Paul)
(10/22/2014) - In a shocking announcement, The Grinch revealed he will be running for office......any office...preferably the largest one...maybe one with a plant. His primary political objective is to be TOUGH on Christmas. Two years ago, he challenged then Mayor of Minneapolis, RT Rybak to cancel Christmas; however he only succeeded in getting fruitcake banned. This year, he is taking the issue to the people!
GRUMPY OLD WOMEN to Launch Australian Tour on Nov 10
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Sydney)
(10/22/2014) - Back to knock some sense back into the nation, The Grumpy Old Women return with their brand spanking new show FIFTY Shades of Biege!
LPTW to Honor Patricia Ariza with 2014 International Theatre Award, 10/27
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(10/22/2014) - The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW) and its International Committee are pleased to present the recipient of the LPTW Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award 2014, Patricia Ariza, legendary producer, director, actress, playwright, and poet from Colombia.
Playwright Hero's NO ONE LIKE HUGH to Play MainLine Theatre, Nov 26-30
by BWW News Desk (Montreal)
(10/22/2014) - MainLine Theatre will present Playwright Hero's No One Like Hugh by Jimmy Karamanis, Travis Martin and Alexander Smith, directed by Jimmy Karamanis. The show runs Wednesday, November 26, through Sunday, November 30, 2014.
BWW Exclusive: Photos from LES BELLES SOEURS in Montreal
by Racheal McCaig (Montreal)
(10/22/2014) - BroadwayWorld has exclusive new photos of LES BELLES SOEURS at the Segal Centre in Montreal. All photos by Racheal McCaig. Tremblay's landmark play, Les Belles Soeurs, is re-imagined in this explosive new musical adaptation playing at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts now through November 9th.
LI Cabaret Theatre to Stage THE MUSIC OF OUR LIVES - THE BUCKET LIST, 11/1 & 8
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(10/22/2014) - Tickets are on sale for LI Cabaret Theatre's musical production of 'The Music of Our Lives--The Bucket List'!
Chichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)
(10/22/2014) - Jonathan Church's world premiere production of Taken At Midnight, a new play by Mark Hayhurst, will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season previewing from January 15th. Returning to the West End after a five-year absence, Penelope Wilton reprises her role as Irmgard in this production which is currently enjoying a sold-out season in Chichester.
Trustus Theatre to Revive A CHRISTMAS CAROL This November
by BWW News Desk (South Carolina)
(10/22/2014) - Trustus Theatre is reviving its hit production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol on the Thigpen Main Stage this November.
EL RETO 'THE CHALLENGE' Flamenco Show Comes to Sherman Oaks This Saturday
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Los Angeles)
(10/22/2014) - Spontaneous, authentic and commanding -- raw emotion is on tap this Saturday when the original contemporary flamenco production EL RETO 'THE CHALLENGE' presents a line-up of artists from the heartland of France, Spain, Israel, Cuba and Los Angeles for one night only show at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8:00pm.
Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's 'Cheek To Cheek' From CHEEK TO CHEEK: LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro
(10/22/2014) - Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett team up for 'Cheek To Cheek'!
BLITHE SPIRIT Comes to Artists Rep, Beginning 11/25
by BWW News Desk (Portland)
(10/22/2014) - Artists Rep will present Noel Coward's elegantly comedic classic, Blithe Spirit, this holiday season. This production is directed by Christopher Liam Moore, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival company member, who directed our 2013 hit comedy Red Herring, and who recently returned from a stint on Broadway with the Tony Award-winning All the Way. Blithe Spirit starts previews November 25 and runs through December 21.
TDPS Production 'COLLIDESCOPE' to Expand National Discussion on Race in America, 11/7-14
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)
(10/22/2014) - In response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America, internationally acclaimed auteur Ping Chong and noted director and dramaturg Talvin Wilks createdCollidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America in collaboration with UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' graduate and undergraduate designers and performers. The show runs November 7-14 in the Kogod Theatre at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and is a world premiere performance.
Photo Flash: First Look at The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(10/22/2014) - The Ruffians have announced the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring most of the original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play for three weeks only December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
JOHN WICK to Open Tomorrow at Newly Renovated AutoNation IMAX Theater
by Movies News Desk (Fort Lauderdale)
(10/22/2014) - John Wick, the stylized action film from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) company, will open at the newly renovated AutoNation Imax Theater on October 23 through November 3, 2014. The highly buzzed-about film features action super star Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyvquist, Alfie Allen, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters, with Ian McShane, with John Leguizamo, and Willem Dafoe.
CHRISTMAS AT DOWNTON ABBEY Two-CD Set Out Nov 17
by TV News Desk
(10/22/2014) - Carnival Films, producers of Downton Abbey, together with Warner Bros. Records today confirm the release of Christmas at Downton Abbey, an official collection of festive hymns and classic carols evoking a simpler time, from the much loved, award-winning television series.
OCPA to Present New Plays Next Month with 'Discoveries' Series
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(10/22/2014) - Stepping out of yourself and your world and into a new costume, persona or identity can make for both drama and comedy. The Orange County Playwrights Alliance provides both in its next Discoveries staged readings on Saturday, November 15 at Anaheim's Stage Door Repertory Theatre. This OCPA event presents new one-acts from 3 playwrights who have been produced across the Southland and the nation.
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THE VOICE Star Chris Mann, Katie Travis, Storm Lineberger and Anne Kanengeiser to Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
Neil Patrick Harris Among Barbara Walters MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE of 2014