Theatre + Broadway News
Ariana DuBose Awes With Amazing 'Ladies Who Lunch' At 54 Below SONDHEIMAS|
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/27/2015) - A Sondheim classic gets spectacularly reinvented!
New Works Festival to Run 4/24-26 at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(3/27/2015) - Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the 2nd ANNUAL NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, April 24-26. THE READINGS ARE FREE, WITH DONATIONS REQUESTED. Tickets FOR THE PANEL DISCUSSION ON SATURDAY EVENING are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open Tuesday through Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.
Amphibian Sets Second Staged Reading of 2015
by BWW News Desk (Dallas)
(3/27/2015) - Amphibian Stage Productions presents the second installment of its newly-formatted staged reading series. This year the series will host three playwrights in residence and exclusively feature unpublished works. Not Medea is written by award-winning Austin playwright Allison Gregory and will be directed by Gretchen Corbett.
Nathan's Famous Celebrates Play with Donation to Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)
(3/27/2015) - LISLE, Ill., March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ Nathan's Famous brought a taste of Coney Island to the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Houston on Thursday as part of its Ready. Set. PLAY. initiative, a partnership created in 2014 with KaBOOM!. Ready. Set. PLAY. celebrates play and the local leaders who are making active play possible in communities across the nation.
Sheffield Theatres Launch AMERICAN BUFFALO Ticket Raffle
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(3/27/2015) - Sheffield Theatres have launched a fundraising raffle to win tickets to see Homeland star Damian Lewis in the eagerly anticipated West End production of American Buffalo, directed by Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Daniel Evans.
1984 Opens 4/10 at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(3/27/2015) - On Friday, April 10, The Sherman Playhouse kicks off its 2015 theatrical season with George Orwell's dystopian classic '1984,' adapted for the stage by Robert Owens, Wilton E. Hall, Jr., and William A. Miles, Jr. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. on a four-week run.
Official: Joe Layton Will Join Cast of A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD at Jermyn Street
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)
(3/27/2015) - Joe Layton is joining the cast of Jonathan Lewis' new play A Level Playing Field in the role of the young teacher, Patrick Preston, from 14th April -9th May at the Jermyn Street Theatre.
Young People's Theatre to Present BEDTIME!, 5/6-14
by BWW News Desk (Montreal)
(3/27/2015) - Montreal's dynamic dance company Bouge de la returns to Young People's Theatre with their high-octane dance-theatre piece Bedtime! Presented on the Mainstage from May 6th to 14th, this fantastic new production explores the phases of childhood as seen in the bedroom - a place of dreams and solitude, but also a place for exhilarating exploration and exuberant play.
TfT to Conclude Season with LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)
(3/27/2015) - Theatre francais de Toronto is thrilled to end its 47th season with Moliere's Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid). Often referred to as the famed playwright'slast and funniest play, TfT's madcap production of this comic classic will be presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre May 6 to 24.
Idina Menzel Announces 2015 WORLD TOUR Dates!
by BWW News Desk
(3/27/2015) - Dates have been announced for Idina Menzel's 2015 World Tour! The Tony Award winner visit cities in Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Europe, Ireland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.
Michael Baron Named Producing Artistic Director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk (Oklahoma)
(3/27/2015) - Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's Board of Directors voted to promote Michael Baron, Lyric's artistic director, to producing artistic director. Baron began his tenure with Lyric in July of 2010, and continues to grow the organization with his leadership.
ANYTHING GOES Coming to King's Theatre Glasgow
by BWW News Desk (Scotland)
(3/27/2015) - tage Entertainment, in association with Sheffield Theatres, are delighted to announce full casting for the Sheffield Theatres production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy ANYTHING GOES at the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 21 to Saturday 25 April 2015.
BWW Reviews: Michael Feinstein Takes Audience Over the Rainbow with Tribute to E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg at Carnegie Hall
by Alix Cohen (New York City)
(3/27/2015) - Wednesday night, Michael Feinstein's estimable series Standard Time once again held forth in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, this time celebrating lyricist E.Y. Yip Harburg. Feinstein was joined by guest vocalists Catherine Russell, Nancy Anderson and Malcom Gets. The evening was beautifully put together with anecdotes, history, film clips, and Harburg's amusing poetry. Michael Feinstein's erudition weighs in with his meticulous treatment of The American Songbook and his suave and savory role as host.
Review Roundup: NEW YORK SPRING SPECTACULAR Opens at Radio City Music Hall
by Review Roundups
(3/27/2015) - The brand new, awe-inspiring theatrical New York Spring Spectacular, which is jointly produced by Madison Square Garden Entertainment and Weinstein Live Entertainment, opens tonight, March 26, 2015 and runs through May 3, 2015 at Radio City Music Hall. Let's see what the critics had to say...
UK Premiere of Tennessee Williams' ONE ARM, Adapted by Moises Kaufman, to Open at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)
(3/27/2015) - Alex Turner Productions today announce the UK premiere of Tennessee Williams' One Arm adapted for the stage by Moises Kaufman. Josh Seymour's production opens at Southwark Playhouse on 12 June, with previews from 10 June, and runs until 4 July.
Helen Mirren, Matthew Morrison to Visit Next Week's TONIGHT SHOW
by TV News Desk
(3/27/2015) - NBC has announced that on Monday, March 30th, THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, along with Oscar Isaac and musical guest Wale with The Roots.
BWW Reviews: The New Jewish Theatre's Compelling SIGHT UNSEEN
by Chris Gibson (St. Louis)
(3/27/2015) - Art is something that can be entirely subjective. Everyone can have their own opinion, with different people viewing a particular work and coming away with distinctly unique perspectives on its merit, or lack thereof. That's part of what makes SIGHT UNSEEN, by playwright Donald Margulies so intriguing. We're presented with a modern artist whose pieces are often categorized as obscene or shocking, although we're only allowed to glimpse an early canvas, so it's up to us to envision in our mind's eye the kind of product he has been creating that has presented him with such fame and success. And, like all people who work in the cultural arts fields, a muse is often instrumental in providing inspiration. When that muse is gone, does the work continue, and does it change? These elements are all examined quite thoughtfully in this play, and with an excellent cast and expert direction they come together in truly compelling fashion in The New Jewish Theatre's current production.
CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players to Present EPIC: IN OR OUT, 4/24-5/9
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(3/27/2015) - The CSULB Theatre Arts Department University Players will present EPIC: IN or OUT, a new devised work directed by Juliette Carrillo, playing April 24th through May 9th. Set in a gay conversion camp, EPIC: IN or OUT offers a comedic glimpse into the challenges facing the LGBTQ community.
Desert Ensemble Theatre to Close Season with MISS GULCH RETURNS!
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(3/27/2015) - Desert Ensemble Theatre concludes its fourth season beginning on April 17 with a two-weekend run of Miss Gulch Returns!, Fred Barton's cabaret cult classic about the feisty Kansas spinster from The Wizard of Oz.
Berkshire Theatre Group Welcomes Tony Simotes as Managing Director, Artistic Associate
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(3/27/2015) - Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, have announced the addition of Tony Simotes as Managing Director, Artistic Associate. Simotes will assume the position with BTG on March 30, 2015.
Primal Forces Productions' REDWOOD CURTAIN to Benefit South Broward Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8195
by Carol Kassie (Fort Lauderdale)
(3/27/2015) - Landford Wilson's Redwood Curtain is a thought-provoking exploration of memories - of families, of secrets, and of war - set in the towering redwood forests of Northern California. The play stunned 1992 Broadway audiences with its unique spin on a Vietnam veteran and the mysterious young Asian woman who tracks him down.
Karin Schaupp & Tama Matheson to Bring DON JUAN to QPAC
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Brisbane)
(3/27/2015) - Internationally acclaimed guitarist, Karin Schaupp, and renowned actor and director Tama Matheson are set to sizzle as they unite to bring Lord Byron's greatest literary work Don Juan to life on stage in a way the poem has never been experienced before.
East West Players to Open The Who's TOMMY on 5/13
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(3/27/2015) - East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, continues its 50th Anniversary Season, Golden, with 'The Who's TOMMY,' Music and Lyrics by Pete Townshend, Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff, Additional Music and Lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon. 'The Who's TOMMY' was originally produced on Broadway by Pace Theatrical Group and Dodger Productions with Kardana Productions. The production is directed by Snehal Desai (EWP's 'A Nice Indian Boy') with musical direction by Marc Macalintal (EWP's 'Chess,' 'Krunk Fu Battle Battle') and choreography by Janet Roston (Ovation Award and NAACP Award winner for 'The Color Purple' at Celebration Theatre). Generous support for this production is provided by the S. Mark Taper Foundation Endowment for East West Players.
VIDEO: ONCE Composer Glen Hansard Performs New Single on LETTERMAN
by BWW News Desk
(3/27/2015) - Oscar winning musician Glen Hansard stopped by LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN to perform 'Being In Love,' from his new EP, 'It Was Triumph We Once Proposed... Songs of Jason Molina.'
NEWSIES National Tour & Lisa Vanderpump to Launch Online Auction Benefiting BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk
(3/27/2015) - The North American Tour of the Broadway hit musical NEWSIES, premiered in Los Angeles on Thursday, March 26th at The Pantages Theatre in Hollywood.
SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/27/2015
(3/27/2015) - BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/27/2015.
STAGE KISS, DOGFIGHT & More Set for San Francisco Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(3/27/2015) - San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English and Producing Director Susi Damilano announced selections today for the 2015-2016 Mainstage season. Three additional world premieres will be announced soon as part of their Sandbox Series of new plays.
Enrollment for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Training Camps Now Open
by BWW News Desk (Memphis)
(3/27/2015) - Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, is offering two unique, immersive Shakespeare Training Camps to be held for the first time on the campus of the University of Memphis this June.
ABSINTHE Offering Free Tickets to First 175 Poker For Hope Tournament Registrants
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)
(3/27/2015) - Registration for the Second Annual Poker for Hope tournament is now open online. Taking place at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Saturday, April 11 at 12:30 p.m., Poker for Hope is held in support of TIA'S HOPE - a foundation whose mission is to bring joy to hospitalized children who are receiving treatment during the holiday season by providing them with a holiday gift.
ABT's 2nd Annual Broadway Ball Brings in More Than $60,000
by BWW News Desk (Phoenix)
(3/27/2015) - Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) recently hosted its Second Annual ABT Broadway Ball to raise awareness of and funds for the artistic, educational and charitable programs presented by the organization.
FitBody Personal Training Announces 5-Week Session Dates for Cardio Blast Class
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(3/27/2015) - Kimberton, PA
BWW Interviews: LMNOP's Madeline Trumble Talks MARY POPPINS, Actor's Survival, And The Importance Of Being Nice
by Jenny Taylor Moodie (Houston)
(3/27/2015) - BWW Interviews: Actress Madeline Trumble Talks LMNOP, Surviving The Cut-throat World Of Theatre, And The Virtues Of Being Nice
Steppenwolf to Host Red or White Ball 2015 Next Month
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(3/27/2015) - The Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council hosts one of Chicago's most exciting spring events, the 2015 Red or White Ball on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 9pm. The signature event for the city's most influential young professionals begins with the highly anticipated VIP Reception at 7:30pm, featuring restaurant stations presented by Chicago's leading chefs, followed by a party with open bars, food, exciting auction and raffle packages and D.J. Matt ROAN spinning late into the night.
Alex Trebek & Florence Henderson to Host Creative Art EMMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk
(3/27/2015) - The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced today that Jeopardy! game show icon, Alex Trebek and Florence Henderson, stage and television star of Oklahoma and The Brady Bunch, will host the Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Friday, April 24, 2015.