Theatre + Broadway News
Humber Theatre Presents Original Production THIS SIDE OF HEAVEN, 2/13-21|
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)
(2/1/2015) - From February 13 to February 21, Humber Theatre presents the provocative This Side of Heaven, an original production co-created and directed by Varrick Grimes and Kiersten Tough, featuring the work of graduating Theatre Performance and Theatre Production students.
Photo Coverage: Karen Wyman Plays the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff (Cabaret)
(2/1/2015) - KAREN WYMAN - the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist currently celebrating a renaissance since her days performing on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' and 'The Dean Martin Show' - returned to The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, January 31 at 7:00 PM. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of her performance below!
STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes With PITCH PERFECT 2 as The Green Bay Packers Take on Collegiate a Capella!
by Stage Tube
(2/1/2015) - The Barden Bellas are back this summer in PITCH PERFECT 2, which also features Green Bay Packers players Clay Matthews III, David Bakhtiari, TJ Lang, Josh Sitton, Don Barclay and Jordan Rodgers. Below, go behind the scenes and watch what happens when these football stars take on collegiate a capella!
Photo Coverage: Jessye Norman, Vivian Reed, KT Sullivan at Requiem Mass for Jean-Claude Baker
by Stephen Sorokoff (New York City)
(2/1/2015) - Some of the best musical experiences have taken place in houses of worship. Sadly, Holy Cross Church in Times Square was the location of such an occurrence on Saturday as a Requiem Mass for Jean-Claude Baker who committed suicide on January 15th 2015 was held at the historic church. The Romanesque Revival style building was constructed in 1870 and is the oldest building on 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the performances below!
Broadway-Themed BIRDMAN Tops 2015 AACTA Awards- Full Winners List!
by BWW News Desk
(2/1/2015) - AACTA today announced seven winners nominated across the following categories Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for the 4th AACTA International Awards.
Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 2-8, Featuring Marin Mazzie, Jenn Colella, and More!
by Louisa Brady (Cabaret)
(2/1/2015) - Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Jenn Colella & Nina Storey; RSO at 54 Below with Lindsay Mendez; Marin Mazzie; Greg Hildreth; and #SOBLESSED: Live.
BWW Interview: Composer Lucy Simon Preps for an Epic Broadway Return with DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!
by Nicole Rosky
(2/1/2015) - As the company prepares for rehearsals to begin, Simon chatted with BroadwayWorld about her sweeping score, choosing the new cast, and so much more! Check out the full interview below!
Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com for 1/25/2015 - 2/1/2015
by BWW (Fitness)
(2/1/2015) - Hottest Articles on BWWFitnessWorld.com from 1/25/2015 - 2/1/2015.
Hottest Articles on BWWTravelWorld.com for 1/25/2015 - 2/1/2015
by BWW (Travel)
(2/1/2015) - Hottest Articles on BWWTravelWorld.com from 1/25/2015 - 2/1/2015.
Bakehouse Theatre Presents Premiere Production, [title of show], at Adelaide Fringe
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Adelaide)
(2/1/2015) - During this year's Adelaide Fringe Festival the Bakehouse Theatre will be introduced to the magical world of the Broadway musical.
Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Jan. 31 Part 2 - ON THE TOWN Ladies Bundle Up Backstage, and More!
by BWW News Desk
(2/1/2015) - BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our Jan. 31 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE.
BWW Review: LASSO OF TRUTH Opens at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson (Kansas City)
(2/1/2015) - Lasso of Truth, a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, opened on Saturday night January 31 at the Unicorn Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri. Johnny Wolfe directs this multimedia experience, which looks at the life of William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector and creator of the comic book hero Wonder Woman. The use of video and comic book style slides add additional humor to an already amusing and sensual production. Lasso of Truth is a co-production with the University of Missouri at Kansas City Theatre.
First Listen- Jeremy Jordan and Jarrod Spector Sing New Frank Wildhorn Tune From DEATH NOTE
by BWW News Desk
(2/1/2015) - The first song from Frank Wildhorn's latest musical, DEATH NOTE, has been released! Click here and listen as Tony Award nominees Jeremy Jordan (NEWSIES) and Jarrod Spector (BEAUTIFUL) sing the first song from the new show!
Justin Timberlake Confirms Jessica Biel's Pregnancy With Sweet Instagram Post
by BWW News Desk (Celebrities)
(2/1/2015) - Justin and Jessica are having a baby!
Helen Mirren Calls the Late Geraldine McEwan's Stage Acting 'Miraculous'
by BWW News Desk
(2/1/2015) - BroadwayWorld previously reported that stage and screen actress Geraldine McEwan passed away earlier this week, and her contemporaries have been voicing their condolences and memories of the award-winner.
MATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details Announced
by BWW News Desk (Houston)
(2/1/2015) - BroadwayWorld previously reported that the Tony Award-winning musical romance THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will be presented by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) next January. Now, TUTS has revealed more details regarding their full 2015/2016 season in Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Filled with a spoonful of sugar, one small girl with extra big dreams and a show that will have you "dying" with laughter, this season is sure to hit everyone's "sweet" spot.
SEXERCISE - The Musical Comes to Melbourne, Feb. 24
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Melbourne)
(2/1/2015) - For the first time in Melbourne, Aleksander Vass & Malcolm C. Cooke present the hilarious, brand new production, Sexercise - The Musical. This enormously entertaining comedy about relationships makes its world premiere at Melbourne's newest live performance venue, Alex Theatre, St Kilda on 24th February 2015.
Super Bowl Sunday Special: Broadway Gets Patriotic with the National Anthem!
by BWW Special Coverage
(2/1/2015) - While sports-lovers are gearing up for football's biggest night, theatre people are busy sending positive thoughts to Tony winner Idina Menzel, who tonight will likely perform for an audience of more than 100 million. Menzel will join the ranks of such music legends as Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ray Charles, Beyonce and many more, in singing the National Anthem for Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Tune in tonight at 6:30 PM to cheer her on live! In preparation of her big performance, BroadwayWorld is celebrating all of the Broadway performers who have performed the song in the past, including a previous rendition by Menzel herself. Which version is your favorite?
Photo Flash: More Shots of ANYTHING GOES UK Tour Cast in Action!
by Roy Tan (UK Regional)
(2/1/2015) - The critically acclaimed production of Cole Porter's classic musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES, sets sail on a UK and Ireland tour in 2015; opening on Thursday 29 January at the New Wimbledon Theatre. The production is playing at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre until 17 January 2015. Full tour dates: www.anythinggoestour.com/tour-dates. Check out more photos from the production below!
Casey Tuma and OU-Israel Free Spirit to Take Annual Israel Arts and Entertainment Trip
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(2/1/2015) - Casey Tuma (Rock of Ages, Annie), along with OU-Israel Free Spirit and the popular 10-day free trip to Israel from Taglit-Birthright Israel, announce their fifth trip specifically for those interested in arts and entertainment.
Upcoming Theater Book Releases for February 2015
(2/1/2015) - Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre Books and DVDs for February 2015.
Upcoming CD Releases for February 2015
(2/1/2015) - Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for February, 2015.
Marinas Menu: POTATOPIA Fast Casual and Delicious
by Marina Kennedy (Food + Wine)
(2/1/2015) - One visit to Potatopia will never be enough.
BWW Blog: Winter Running Gloves - Product Review of Brooks, Saucony and More
by Guest Blogger: Kevin Kraft (Fitness)
(2/1/2015) - So, a few days ago the Blizzard of 2015 started, which is by all prophetic meteorological accounts was supposed to be historic. It wasn't. But it did make me think about how runners prepare themselves for the sometimes brutal climes of the northeast. Treadmills are an option, but they not appealing to those who actually enjoy GOING somewhere when they run, who enjoy the change in scenery and the sense of accomplishment of having actually traveled a distance, not just running in place. I am definitely one of those people. Outdoors for me.
BWW Previews: THE MAIN STAGE, INC. Prepares For a Thrilling 2015 Season
by Alex Price (South Bend)
(2/1/2015) - Looking for a place to 'act out' in 2015? The Main Stage, Inc. could be the place for you. The Main Stage is kicking it into gear with their 2015 season, and there's no slowing them down! They have included four productions, as well as a youth summer camp that will take place in June of 2015. I recently sat down with the Executive Director of The Main Stage, Jon West, to find out what makes this season much more special than the previous years. Let's take a look at the 2015 season for The Main Stage, Inc.
BWW Reviews: Playhouse Does the 'Time Warp' Again
by Joseph Baker (Memphis)
(2/1/2015) - It's an interesting and unintentional coincidence: PETER PAN, which wrapped up Playhouse on the Square's Holiday Season, offered the younger set its first taste of transvestism, with musically gifted actresses alternating in the role of 'Peter' (talk about the incipience of gender confusion); now, as the New Year has begun, the older set has its exposure with Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. This isn't the first time Playhouse has allowed a cast and crew to indulge themselves in fishnet hose and makeup; I can recall previous performances of this guilty pleasure with the remarkable Mark Chambers (anyone who ever saw him 'strut his stuff' is not likely to forget his performance - 'boomers' who 'time warped' in the aisles still talk about it). I imagine that everyone involved in this production dived headfirst into their costume fittings with all the giddy zeal of children glamming it up at Halloween.
BWW Reviews: A Winning Sweetness in SPT's HUMBLE BOY
by Jay Irwin (Seattle)
(2/1/2015) - Charlotte Jones' "Humble Boy", currently playing at Seattle Public Theater, may not rock your world or alter your perceptions on life or anything like that but this sweet family dramedy has plenty of charm and humor. True it's a bit long winded at times but with such engaging performances and interesting characters, you can get over that and still walk away with a contented little sigh.
BWW Reviews: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Ends An Era
by Marietta Lunceford (Birmingham)
(2/1/2015) - For its last offering at its current location, South City Theatre presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.The iconic Tennessee Williams play is one you should see at some point in your life. Take this opportunity to see a classic at SCT.
BWW Reviews: Ensemble's THURGOOD is a Perfect Black History Month Treat
by Roy Berko (Cleveland)
(2/1/2015) - Thurgood Marshall has been called the 'greatest lawyer of the 20th Century,' 'Mr. Civil Rights,' and is credited with doing 'more than any other American to lift the burden of racism from our society.' It is only appropriate that his life and judicial story be told during Black History month. Ensemble is doing exactly that by presenting multi-award winner George Stevens, Jr.'s THURGOOD.
BWW Reviews: Timely BIRDS OF A FEATHER at Stageworks
by Peter Nason (Tampa)
(2/1/2015) - It's a light-hearted romp with four actors playing every role. Underneath the sweetness and humor lies a deep, heart-warming view of love and marriage equality.
BWW Reviews: HAVING OUR SAY is Another Brilliant CVRep Production
by Audrey Liebross (Costa Mesa)
(2/1/2015) - The Coachella Valley Reportory Theatre has scored a coup with HAVING OUR SAY. The top-notch acting of H. Chris Brown and Regina Randolph, the brilliant set design by Jimmy Cuomo, the imaginative props by Doug Morris, and the professionalism of the entire crew make Emily Mann's script sparkle.