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Breaking News: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89Breaking News: Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dies at 89
Posted: Jul. 17, 2014


Rosie, Liza, Audra, Bernadette & More Remember Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch; All of Thursday's ReactionsRosie, Liza, Audra, Bernadette & More Remember Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch; All of Thursday's Reactions
Posted: Jul. 17, 2014


We Believe in Andrew Rannells! 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's Next Hedwig!We Believe in Andrew Rannells! 10 Reasons to Love Broadway's Next Hedwig!
Posted: Jul. 16, 2014


VIDEO: Watch Full Music Video of Disney Stars Performing FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'VIDEO: Watch Full Music Video of Disney Stars Performing FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
Posted: Jul. 21, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look at the New York-Bound INTO THE WOODS at The Old Globe!Photo Flash: First Look at the New York-Bound INTO THE WOODS at The Old Globe!
Posted: Jul. 16, 2014


BWW Flashback: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ends Broadway RunBWW Flashback: THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN, Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ends Broadway Run
Posted: Jul. 20, 2014


FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch MemorialFLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


VIDEO: Disney Channel Stars Perform FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'VIDEO: Disney Channel Stars Perform FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
Posted: Jul. 17, 2014


Disney to Bring Kermit, Miss Piggy & THE MUPPETS to Broadway?Disney to Bring Kermit, Miss Piggy & THE MUPPETS to Broadway?
Posted: Jul. 16, 2014


Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


John Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of ArtsJohn Kander, Bill T. Jones, BAM & More to Receive 2013 National Medals of Arts
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


First Look At Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCHFirst Look At Andrew Rannells In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


Andrew Lloyd Webber Comments On Considering Committing Suicide Post-SurgeryAndrew Lloyd Webber Comments On Considering Committing Suicide Post-Surgery
Posted: Jul. 19, 2014


VIDEO: First Look - Neil Patrick Harris Stars in New Campaign for Heineken LightVIDEO: First Look - Neil Patrick Harris Stars in New Campaign for Heineken Light
Posted: Jul. 19, 2014


Shailene Woodley, Lea Michele, Jason Derulo Among Nominees for 2014 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS; Full List Announced!Shailene Woodley, Lea Michele, Jason Derulo Among Nominees for 2014 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS; Full List Announced!
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


Neil Patrick Harris Offered Role On AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOWNeil Patrick Harris Offered Role On AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
Posted: Jul. 20, 2014


Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie to Be Featured at Toronto International Film Festival in September!Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick-Led THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie to Be Featured at Toronto International Film Festival in September!
Posted: Jul. 22, 2014


BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Scoop Me Gently with a ChainsawBWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Scoop Me Gently with a Chainsaw
Posted: Jul. 18, 2014


Michelle Williams Extends Run in Broadway's CABARETMichelle Williams Extends Run in Broadway's CABARET
Posted: Jul. 21, 2014


Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Company Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Company Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride

(7/23/2014) - Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You will begin previews on August 26, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), with an opening night set for September 28, 2014. The production will be directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winnerScott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776) and will play a limited run for 19 weeks only. Tickets are on sale by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visitingTelecharge.com. The company just met the press and you can check out complete photo coverage below!


Two River Theater Highlights Grants, New Programs, Partnerships and More in 2013-14Two River Theater Highlights Grants, New Programs, Partnerships and More in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)

(7/23/2014) - Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, has concluded its 20th Anniversary Season, highlighted by far-reaching new-play development activities supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The season was bookended by the Two River directorial debuts of acclaimed actors Joel Grey (Paul Osborn's On Borrowed Time) and Michael Cumpsty (Wendy Wasserstein's Third).


Hartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices FellowHartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow
by BWW News Desk

(7/23/2014) - Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced that playwright Kimber Lee will be the 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage.


El Capitan Theatre to Present Special Sing-A-Long Screening of Disney's FROZEN, 8/22-9/7El Capitan Theatre to Present Special Sing-A-Long Screening of Disney's FROZEN, 8/22-9/7
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(7/23/2014) - Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre presents a special engagement of Disney's 'Frozen' Sing-along version Aug. 22 - Sept. 7, 2014. Each screening will be accompanied by Elsa, live on stage, snow inside the theatre, plus the all-new short 'Feast' from Walt Disney Animation Studios.


BWW TV: Patti's Back! Watch Preview from Patti LuPone's THE LADY WITH THE TORCH at 54 BelowBWW TV: Patti's Back! Watch Preview from Patti LuPone's THE LADY WITH THE TORCH at 54 Below
by Randy Rainbow (Cabaret)

(7/23/2014) - In an evening, conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone will perform an eclectic collection of torch songs by songwriters including Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn,Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Don Heckman of The Los Angeles Times described the show as 'a beautifully paced, marvelously delivered torch-song exploration of the pleasures and pains of love; LuPone's remarkable, larger-than-life qualities and stunning musicality are distilled into the pure essence of her art.' BroadwayWorld was there for a special press preview with Patti and you can check out a sneak peek of the concert below!


STAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of 'Climb Every Mountain' from Different Stages' THE SOUND OF MUSIC!STAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of 'Climb Every Mountain' from Different Stages' THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by Stage Tube (Cincinnati)

(7/23/2014) - There are only six more chances to see the first show of Different Stages Theater's inaugural season at the award-winning New Huntington Theater in downtown Huntington Indiana- The Sound of Music. Presented three-quarter arena style, this exciting new production is led by Lauren Lukacek (Maria) and Robert Teasdale (Captain von Trapp). Below, check out a clip of 'Climb Every Mountain' as performed by Becky Rosky.


Nike SB Berlin Open Brings Top Skateboarding to German CapitalNike SB Berlin Open Brings Top Skateboarding to German Capital
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Since the opening of the Nike SB Shelter in Berlin earlier this year, the progressive skate park hosted several videos and crew battles, and represents the heart of skateboarding in Berlin today.


Photo Flash: Ramin Karimloo and More in VICTORIA SHAW: UNDER THE COVERS at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Ramin Karimloo and More in VICTORIA SHAW: UNDER THE COVERS at Birdland
by BWW News Desk

(7/23/2014) - This past Monday marked the fifteenth edition of 'Victoria Shaw: Under The Covers' in the past ten years of the Broadway at Birdland concert series That's a lot of really great music and insider stories told by some of country music's top hit-makers, superstars and up-and-comers. Scroll down for photos!


Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Continue Irish Rep's Reading Series, 7/28Jen Silverman's THE MOORS to Continue Irish Rep's Reading Series, 7/28
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(7/23/2014) - The Irish Repertory Theatre, which 'encourages the development of works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures,' continues the eighth season of its Reading Series with Jen Silverman's play The Moors, directed by Jackson Gay. The reading will take place on Monday, July 28 at 3pm on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 W. 22nd Street). The reading is FREE and open to the public. An RSVP to the Irish Repertory Theatre Box Office at (212) 727-2737 is strongly suggested.


Galatasaray and Nike Announce New Kit for 2014-15 SeasonGalatasaray and Nike Announce New Kit for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - This season Galatasaray will play in a new kit infused with their history, character and status as a modern European club.


'Extreme Weight Loss' Features Cassie's Journey'Extreme Weight Loss' Features Cassie's Journey
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - AURORA, Colo.


Photo Flash: Tony Danza Celebrates PAL's Summer Playstreets OpeningPhoto Flash: Tony Danza Celebrates PAL's Summer Playstreets Opening
by BWW News Desk

(7/23/2014) - On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the Police Athletic League celebrated 100 years of PAL with the opening of the 2014 Summer Playstreets Program. Hundreds of children gathered on a PAL Playstreet at West 151st in Manhattan to play classic street games including marbles, skelly, hopscotch, traditional Double Dutch jump rope, Nok Hockey and the NYPD provided a portable rock climbing wall. Children cooled off under a fire hydrant opened by PAL Chairman Robert M. Morgenthau. Scroll down for photos of new PAL board member Tony Danza and more at the event!


Just In From the Musicians Union: Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Threatens Lockout and Cancellation of SeasonJust In From the Musicians Union: Met Opera General Manager Peter Gelb Threatens Lockout and Cancellation of Season
by BWW News Desk

(7/23/2014) - Local 802, American Federation of Musicians, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra musicians are dismayed that Peter Gelb has pursued a cynical strategy calculated to result in a lockout of his artists and craftspeople and imperil the upcoming Met Opera season. His callousness, combined with his attempt to cover up his failed management and lack of artistic vision that has resulted in declining audiences and plummeting ticket sales, jeopardizes the livelihoods of his employees and the many businesses in New York City's cultural sector and the Lincoln Center area that depend on the Metropolitan Opera for their incomes.


Youth1 and GenNexxt Announce PartnershipYouth1 and GenNexxt Announce Partnership
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. and FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Youth1 Media, one of the Web's top provider of youth sports news, and Generation Nexxt Youth Sport Network, award-winning producers of youth sports television shows on NBCs affiliate in South Florida and FoxSports, announced a strategic partnership to offer a superior national multimedia youth sports outlet for content and programming that will combine Youth1's top ranked national sports platform and network with Generation Nexxt's nationally recognized production of youth sports programming and coverage. This partnership supports the companies' shared vision of continuously offering the highest quality of unbiased youth sports news coverage in the country. Providing coverage to a market of 70 million youth athletes, this strategic partnership will revolutionize the youth sports world.


BWW Reviews: MACBETH in the Outdoors Makes a Great Date NightBWW Reviews: MACBETH in the Outdoors Makes a Great Date Night
by Teresa Rodrick (Boise)

(7/23/2014) - From what I have been able to gather, Encore Theatre Etc puts on their own version of 'Shakespeare In the Park' over at the Brandt Center at NNU in Nampa. This year their Shakespeare of choice was MACBETH.


JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Launches Spa by JWJW Marriott Hotels & Resorts Launches Spa by JW
by BWW News Desk (Travel)

(7/23/2014) - JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts is pleased to unveil Spa by JW. Created to demystify and re-imagine the spa experience, this new concept offers guests an intuitive experience that is luxurious yet purposeful with treatments and products designed to address four core benefit states: Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew. The first Spa by JW will debut in September at the new JW Marriott Houston Downtown, followed by the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar in December, with more than 20 Spa by JWs in the pipeline. [Spa by JW video - http://youtu.be/JvbZWYic0RU.]


Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, Begin. 8/17Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre to Present SPAMALOT, Begin. 8/17
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)

(7/23/2014) - After being nominated for 7 MD Theatre Guide Reader's Choice Awards for their production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The BTCT presents the Tony Award winning musical comedy, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, on August 18th, 20th, and 21st at 7:00 pm, and a matinee performances on August 17th at 2:00 pm. All performances will take place in the Mintzes Theatre at the H. Morton Rosen Arts Center, located at Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School at 3300 Old Court Road in Pikesville, Maryland.


Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre Company's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, Begin. 8/29Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre Company's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, Begin. 8/29
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(7/23/2014) - Aurora Theatre Company opens its 23rd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Obie-winning playwright Gina Gionfriddo's (After Ashley,Becky Shaw) RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN. Can any woman have it all? After graduate school, Catherine and Gwen chose different paths. Catherine built a career as a rock star academic and media darling, writing books linking Internet pornography with 9/11, while Gwen built a home with her husband and children. Decades later, unfulfilled in polar opposite ways, each woman covets the other's life. When Catherine returns home to look after her ailing mother, a risky game of musical chairs begins as three generations of women struggle with feminism's foibles.


Segerstrom Center Sets Audience Engagement Activities During GHOST  THE MUSICAL, 7/29-8/10Segerstrom Center Sets Audience Engagement Activities During GHOST THE MUSICAL, 7/29-8/10
by BWW News Desk (Costa Mesa)

(7/23/2014) - The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End show GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on July 29. Employing special effects never before seen in an on-stage musical, GHOST - THE MUSICAL features illusions that continually leave audiences astonished and questioning if what they just saw was real.


Huntington-Codman Summer Institute to Present JULIUS CASEAR this WeekHuntington-Codman Summer Institute to Present JULIUS CASEAR this Week
by BWW News Desk (Boston)

(7/23/2014) - Huntington Theatre Company and Dorchester's Codman Academy Charter Public School's nine-year collaboration, the Huntington-Codman Summer Theatre Institute, will culminate in two public performances of Julius Caesar on Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25 at 7pm at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The public is invited to the free performance - no tickets are required to attend.


Adam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team AnnouncedAdam Kantor, Hubert Point-Du Jour, Kristin Villanueva & More to Star in The Old Globe's TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)

(7/23/2014) - The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Renowned director, Globe alumnus, and Tony Award nominee Mark Lamos (Compleat Female Stage Beauty, Pentecost, Resurrection Blues) returns to the Globe with one of Shakespeare's most delightful and boisterous comedies. The final production of the 2014 Summer Season will be presented in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, August 10 - September 14, 2014.


Woody Allen Comments On Elaine Stritch's Death & Shares StoriesWoody Allen Comments On Elaine Stritch's Death & Shares Stories
by Pat Cerasaro

(7/23/2014) - Multi-award-winning actor, writer and director Woody Allen discusses his multiple collaborations with recently deceased stage and screen icon Elaine Stritch as part of a new interview.


Special Offers, Breaking News & More - Follow BWW on Twitter & Facebook!Special Offers, Breaking News & More - Follow BWW on Twitter & Facebook!
by BWW News Desk

(7/23/2014) - Are you one of the hundreds of thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com on Twitter and Facebook?


Keystone Repertory Theater to Present SWEENEY TODD, 7/31-8/3Keystone Repertory Theater to Present SWEENEY TODD, 7/31-8/3
by BWW News Desk (Pittsburgh)

(7/23/2014) - Keystone Repertory Theater (KRT), IUP's summer theater, is proud to present SWEENEY TODD the Demon Barber of Fleet Street.


Photo Flash: Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT,' Now Playing Through 8/30Photo Flash: Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT,' Now Playing Through 8/30
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing through August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.ticketweb.com or by calling the box office at (773) 871-0442. The press performance is Thursday, July 24 at 8 pm.


Lark Hotels Opens 21 Broad in NantucketLark Hotels Opens 21 Broad in Nantucket
by BWW News Desk (Travel)

(7/23/2014) - Lark Hotels expands its designer hotel meets historic property concept upon the grand opening of Nantucket's 21 Broad, which began welcoming guests July 19. Boasting designs by Boston's award-winning Rachel Reider Interiors, 21 Broad is a fully renovated, 27-room hotel located within a 1876 structure and just a minute's walk from the Steamship Authority and iconic island restaurants.


Columbus Children's Theatre Receives Major Arts GrantColumbus Children's Theatre Receives Major Arts Grant
by BWW News Desk (Columbus)

(7/23/2014) - Columbus Children's Theatre (CCT) has received a major arts grant in the amount of $38,414 from Abigail Simpson, Martha G. Staub and Porter Stark Family funds of The Columbus Foundation. This grant will support CCT's mission to inspire, enrich, and empower the imaginations of children and their families through live theatre and theatre education.


Asheville Mayor Declares 7/18 'ACA DAY'Asheville Mayor Declares 7/18 'ACA DAY'
by BWW News Desk (Charlotte)

(7/23/2014) - Co-founders Abby Felder and Robbie Jaeger announce that In honor of the cultural contributions made by Asheville Creative Arts (ACA), July 18, 2014 was declared 'ACA Day' by Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer. Asheville City Council Member Cecil Bothwell attended the opening production of CHARLOTTE'S WEB to read the Mayor's proclamation from the stage, which encouraged audience members to commemorate the occasion with celebration and revelry.


Jungle Theater to Present THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/29-10/19Jungle Theater to Present THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 8/29-10/19
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)

(7/23/2014) - Like the vampire and Egyptian princess who appear in Charles Ludlam's high-camp classic, THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP returns to life at the Jungle Theater (2951 Lyndale Ave. So., Minneapolis), August 29-October 19, 2014. One of the Jungle's 'most-requested' favorites, award-winning director Joel Sass reprises the over-the-top farce with Bradley Greenwald and brings Stephen Cartmell into the fray.


Gemma Bodinetz to Direct Bristol Old Vic's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCKGemma Bodinetz to Direct Bristol Old Vic's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)

(7/23/2014) - Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock in a major co-production with Bristol Old Vic. The cast will be led by Niamh Cusack as the eponymous Juno and Des McAleer as her husband Jack Boyle. The production is at Bristol Old Vic from 5 to 27 September before moving to the Liverpool Playhouse from 1 to 18 October.


Toledo Troopers Inducted In the Women's Football Foundation Hall of FameToledo Troopers Inducted In the Women's Football Foundation Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(7/23/2014) - Toledo, Ohio


Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues 8/10Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues 8/10
by BWW News Desk (Classical - New York City)

(7/23/2014) - The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, August 10 at 11 am with a service featuring Josquin's Missa L'Homme Arme Sexti Toni. Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521) is regarded to be the central figure in the Franco-Flemish school and the first master of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal composition. He served as music director for the chapel of the Duke of Ferrara in Italy and the collegiate church of Notre Dame in Conde-sur-l'Escaut on the border between France and Belgium near his birthplace.


MTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project TheaterMTC's Lisa McNulty Named New Producing Artistic Director of Women's Project Theater
by BWW News Desk

(7/23/2014) - Women's Project Theater today announced the appointment of Lisa McNulty to become the Off-Broadway theatre's new Producing Artistic Director. Ms. McNulty, who has been Artistic Line Producer at Manhattan Theatre Club since 2006, will assume her new position as of August 11, 2014.




 
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