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Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Jul. 28|
(7/28/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Monday, July 28, 2014.
James Shigeta, Star of FLOWER DRUM SONG Film, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk
(7/28/2014) - According to Variety, Asian-American actor James Shigeta, known for his role as 'Wang Ta' in the 1961 film adaptation of the Broadway musical FLOWER DRUM SONG, died today, July 28, 2014. He was 81.
BWW Review: ABOMINABLE Explores the Beast Lurking Within and Beyond
by Pamela Roberts (Washington, DC)
(7/28/2014) - Abominable delves deeply into what is hidden on the inside versus what is visible on the outside. What is needed? What is safe? What is seen? What is missed? What is not to be missed is Abominable, a masterful world premiere at The Hub Theater; a poignant tale of fear, connection and humanity told with humor and compassion.
BWW Reviews: CATF 2014 - In THE ASHES UNDER GAIT CITY, Old Sociological Problems Face a Social Media Conflict
by Johnna Leary (West Virginia)
(7/28/2014) - Written by Christina Anderson and directed by Lucie Tiberghien, the World Premiere production of The Ashes Under Gait City displays an age-old conflict through the modern lens of our reliance on social media technology.
Next Wave Welcomes New Artistic Director and Co-CEO Georgie Meagher
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Melbourne)
(7/28/2014) - After a rigorous nation-wide and international search, Georgie Meagher has been appointed Next Wave's incoming Artistic Director and co-CEO. Commencing 7 September, 2014, Meagher will relocate to Melbourne from Sydney for the role and comes with a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion cultivated from her previous roles at Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Performance Space at Carriageworks and artist-run-initiative Firstdraft.
ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre Join Forces for Seattle Premiere of DOGFIGHT This Fall
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)
(7/28/2014) - ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are excited to announce the joining of forces this fall for the Seattle premiere of Dogfight. This production will be the second of the season for both companies and the first collaboration between them. ArtsWest and Balagan Theatre are looking forward to this exciting opportunity to work together and to continue reaching out and fostering new relationships.
Pegasus Theatre to Present NONE OF THE ABOVE, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk (Dallas)
(7/28/2014) - None of the Above by Jenny Lyn Bader will be presented by Pegasus Theatre as a Churchmouse production at the Bath House Cultural Center August 14 - 30, 2014. None of the Above will be directed by Jared Culpepper.
Pepperdine Scotland to Bring FORGET FIRE to Edinburgh Fringe, July 30-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk (Scotland)
(7/28/2014) - 2012 Fringe First winners Pepperdine Scotland return to the Fringe with another world premiere, FORGET FIRE, devised by the company with Scottish playwright J.C. Marshall.
Sheena Metal to Celebrate 20 Years as LA Radio Host at Hollywood Improv, 8/3
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Los Angeles)
(7/28/2014) - Sheena Metal is set to celebrate 20 years as a Los Angeles radio host with an anniversary party at the Hollywood Improv on Sunday, August 3 at 9pm. For the very first time, Metal will broadcast her LA Talk Radio program, The Sheena Metal Experience, live from the historic comedy club.
Tickets Go on Sale 8/1 for Complicite's MNEMONIC at Red Tape Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(7/28/2014) - Casting has been completed for Red Tape Theatre's (RTT) upcoming production of Mnemonic by Complicite, presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Ray. (Full cast list below) Tickets for this Chicago Premiere will go on sale Friday, August 1st, 2014 at www.redtapetheatre.org.
True-Crime Story THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY to Play Melbourne Festival, Oct 18-Nov 9
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Melbourne)
(7/28/2014) - Melbourne Festival heads Northside in 2014 for Melbourne-premiere season of MKA's The Trouble with Harry by Lachlan Philpott from Saturday 18 October to Sunday 9 November, 2014.
Staveley Theatre Academy to Host Free Musical Theatre Workshops This August
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(7/28/2014) - Staveley Theatre Academy are holding FREE musical theatre workshops this August.
pH Productions to Stage ASSEMBLERS 3 and DON'T PASS GO, Fall 2014
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Chicago)
(7/28/2014) - pH Productions announces the start of their fall season with the latest installment in their Assemblers series, Assemblers 3: Countdown to Assemblers 4! and the board game-inspired musical Don't Pass Go!. Both shows play at the pH Comedy Theater, 1515 W. Berwyn, Aug. 29 to Nov. 22.
EL VORTICE, Viernes 1 de Agosto, en Espacio Cultural Dinamo
by BWW News Desk (Argentina)
(7/28/2014) - La madre del hermano del amante de la novicia tiene pesimas noticias.
Karsh Kale, Puddles Pity Party, John Early, Natasha Diggs and More to Play Joe's Pub, 7/30-8/10
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(7/28/2014) - Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 30 - August 10, 2014. Details below!
Filibusta and Pleasure to Play the Fox Theatre, 9/13; Tickets on Sale 8/1
by BWW News Desk (Music - Denver )
(7/28/2014) - Z2 Entertainment presents Filibusta & Pleasure with Proper Motion and Casual Commander at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, September 13th, 2014.
The Parklot to Host WORKDAY AFTERPARTY and FOOD FOR THOUGHT Series, Now thru Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)
(7/28/2014) - From now through September 2014, The Parklot, Minneapolis' new, first-of-its-kind pop-up park, will be the site of Workday Afterparty, a free music/entertainment series on Tuesdays from 5 to 6 p.m.; and Food for Thought, a free lunchtime speaker series on Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., paired with a local food truck. The Parklot is located in the parking lot adjacent to the Orpheum Theatre between 9th and 10th Streets in downtown Minneapolis on Hennepin Avenue. Events are held as weather permits.
RIOULT Dance NY to Perform at 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival, 8/3
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(7/28/2014) - RIOULT Dance NY, a leading American modern dance company with a classic sensibility, will perform on August 3, 2014 at 8:30pm as part of the 48th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival at Chapin Rainbow Stage, Heckscher Park in Huntington, NY.
16th Street Theater to Present MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A PUPPET TRIPTYCH, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(7/28/2014) - 16th Street Theater announces MARIPOSA NOCTURNA: A Puppet Triptych conceived and created by Stephanie Diaz coming to North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, for 3 special shows, August 15, 16, 17.
Peoria Center for the Performing Arts to Host Zombie FX Makeup Workshop, 8/9-10
by BWW News Desk (Phoenix)
(7/28/2014) - Theater Works at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts is holding a two-day Zombie FX Makeup Workshop August 9 - 10, 2014.
Senior Housing Options to Open ON GOLDEN POND 7/31 at The Barth Hotel
by BWW News Desk (Denver)
(7/28/2014) - "On Golden Pond," written by Ernest Thompson and directed by Ashlee Temple, is the seventh annual summer theater fundraiser for Senior Housing Options (SHO), a non-profit organization providing quality affordable housing and services for 500 adults in Colorado. The production is SHO's major -- and only -- annual fundraiser and builds on the success of past runs such as "Steel Magnolias" (2013), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (2012).
Maltz Jupiter Theatre Teens to Produce, Perform THE CRUCIBLE, 8/16
by BWW News Desk (Fort Lauderdale)
(7/28/2014) - You may have read Arthur Miller's landmark 1953 play The Crucible. But seeing it produced and performed entirely by local students is an entirely different experience -- and one that you won't soon forget.
The Music Hall Adds Six Shows in 2014-15, Including Pink Martini, Sean Hayes, Skyler and More
by BWW News Desk (New Hampshire)
(7/28/2014) - The Music Hall has announced seven new shows coming to its already robust and diverse 2014-2015 season of performances, cinema, and literary events on stage and on screen in two theaters. Tickets for the season go on sale first to Music Hall members Saturday, August 7 and are on sale to non-members starting Saturday August 16.
ONCE UPON A TIME Casts FROZEN's Pabbie and Hans!
by TV News Desk
(7/28/2014) - Creator Adam Horowitz took to Twitter today to reveal two new members of the FROZEN storyline for ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME. John Rhys-Davies is lending his vocal talents to the role of Pabbie the Troll King -- adoptive father to Kristoff -- with Tyler Jacob Moore playing Hans, Anna's first suitor.
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Will Amber Riley, Sarah Hyland and Kristen Bell Be Stripping Down for Hollywood Bowl's HAIR?
by Stage Tube (Los Angeles)
(7/28/2014) - ET went behind the scenes with HAIR stars Kristen Bell, Amber Riley, Sarah Hyland and more in rehearsal for The Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of the musical and asked if any of them will be baring it all onstage as part of the show's 1960s 'free love' vibe. Find out in the video below!
BWW Reviews: Consummate Vocalist Jeanne Page Knocks Her CD Preview Show REBOOT Out of the Park
by Don Grigware (Cabaret)
(7/28/2014) - On Sunday July 27 powerhouse vocalist Jeanne Page made a stylish return to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal for a marvelous evening of standards done her way, entitled Reboot. This lady has a unique brand of humor that is intoxicating and infuses every song she sings with the true colors they deserve. She is about to release a CD of her work, so Reboot was a preview of the album. Believe me, it's a knockout!
SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY Rounds Out New Rep's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(7/28/2014) - New Repertory Theatre announces the final show of the 30th Anniversary Season, the Next Rep World Premiere: SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY by Ronan Noone, June 6 through June 21, 2015 at the Boston University Theatre, Lane-Comley Studio 210. SCENES FROM AN ADULTERY is co-presented with Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP).
Fiasco Theater's INTO THE WOODS Extends Through August at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(7/28/2014) - The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the second production of the 2014 Summer Season, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods, which made its World Premiere at The Old Globe in 1986. The production is an inventive reimagining by Fiasco Theater, directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, in a production that originated at McCarter Theatre Center. By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 17. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, July 29 at noon.
BWW Recap: Broadway's Patti Murin Breaks Down THE BACHELORETTE Finale: Updating Live!
by Patti Murin
(7/28/2014) - Tonight, Broadway's favorite cheerleader, Patti Murin, is sharing her expert insights into THE BACHELORETTE's season finale. Patti is going to be live-tweeting throughout the show before writing her full recap after 'The Final Rose.' We will be updating this article with Patti's live-tweets along with some other goodies throughout the night. So make sure you follow her on Twitter, @PattiMurin, and keep checking this page throughout the night.
Over 125 Playwrights to Participate in WRITE OUT FRONT Live at the Drama Book Shop in August
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(7/28/2014) - Theaterspeak will present WRITE OUT FRONT, an installation of over 125 award-winning and up-and-coming playwrights writing new plays in the storefront window of the Drama Book Shop during store hours, August 1st - 31st. In each two-hour time slot for WRITE OUT FRONT, a different playwright will write a new play on a laptop, while the screen shot of their computer is projected onto a 42" monitor facing the passersby on the street, making their normally private creative process public.
Photo Flash: First Look at Mark H. Dold and More in Barrington Stage's BREAKING THE CODE
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(7/28/2014) - Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents Breaking the Code, Hugh Whitemore's biographical drama of Alan Turing, starring BSC Associate Artist Mark H. Dold. Directed by Joe Calarco, performances of Breaking the Code run now through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action!