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BWW REVIEW: Christopher Chew Is Razor Sharp in Lyric's SWEENEY TODD|
by Jan Nargi (Boston)
(9/15/2014) - Revenge is anything but sweet in the Lyric Stage Company of Boston's compelling, often gut-wrenching take on Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's musical masterpiece about Victorian London's notorious demon barber of Fleet Street.
Hottest Articles on BWW from Monday, Sep. 15
(9/15/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Monday, September 15, 2014.
Jerry Seinfeld Finds 'Hearbreaking' Text; Remembers Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk
(9/15/2014) - Jerry Seinfeld shared a tribute to Joan Rivers today on the COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Facebook page after discovering the legendary comedienne had agreed to appear on his show.
VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of The Midtown Men's 'Happy Together' Music Video
by BWW News Desk
(9/15/2014) - They took Broadway by storm in one of the biggest hits of all-time. Now on their 5th national tour, THE MIDTOWN MEN are bringing their magic to audiences everywhere, singing their favorite 'Sixties Hits' from their album, The Midtown Men: Sixties Hits. Click below to go behind the scenes of their 'Happy Together' music video shoot, plus watch the finished product!
The New Colony's THE GOLDFISH PROJECT: PROCREATION to Play Dank Haus, Beg. 10/3
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(9/15/2014) - The New Colony has announced an exciting free line-up of Side Stage programming this fall, kicking off with a new installment of THE GOLDFISH PROJECT, Shawn Bowers' uproarious (and a little bit creepy) adventures posing as a women on popular online dating sites.
The truTV Impractical Jokers Feat. The Tenderloins Come to PPAC, 11/23
by BWW News Desk (Rhode Island)
(9/15/2014) - Come see The truTV Impractical Jokers Tour featuring The Tenderloins live on stage at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in this interactive comedy show with improv, never before seen videos inspired by the hit television show Impractical Jokers on TruTV, and more. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr have been entertaining each other for years with the most hilarious dares they could imagine. Now you can watch them on stage with their signature brand of comedy!
All Puppet Players Launches Kickstarter Campaign, Looks for New Home
by BWW News Desk (Phoenix)
(9/15/2014) - Owner/Artistic Director Shaun Michael McNamara, has announced the All Puppet Players commitment to a permanent residence in Arizona with their new Kickstarter Campaign to procure the funding for a theatre HOME to call their very own.
Leticia Rodriguez Garza to Perform New EP on Seattle's KEXP, 9/16
by BWW News Desk (Music - Seattle)
(9/15/2014) - Leticia Rodriguez Garza's in-studio performance with Seattle's KEXP will air September 16th at 6:30pm PST. The performance will stream via kexp.org, and local listeners can tune in to 90.3FM.
Talib Kweli to Play with Live Band at the Blue Note, 9/18-19
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)
(9/15/2014) - Blue Note Jazz Club is proud to present world-renowned hip-hop artist and activist Talib Kweli, Thursday and Friday, September 18-19. Kweli appears in support of his most recent album, Prisoner of Conscious (released in mid-2013).
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to the Fox Performing Arts Center, 11/18-19
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)
(9/15/2014) - Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, premieres in Riverside as part of the Broadway in Riverside 2014-15 Season. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fox Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. doors).
THE 39 STEPS to Open Long Beach Playhouse's 86th Mainstage Season, 9/27
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(9/15/2014) - The 39 Steps, a suspenseful-romantic-comedy, based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, opens the Mainstage Season on Saturday, Sept. 27. Four actors play over 100 characters in this Tony-winner that kept Broadway rollicking for the past three years. It is part juicy spy novel, part Monty Python, and it preserves the brilliance originally created by the master of suspense.
The Venetian Las Vegas to Feature 'GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles', 9/18-10/29
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)
(9/15/2014) - The Venetian Las Vegas will GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating The Music of Ray Charles. Starring award-winning artists Clint Holmes, TAKE 6, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, with special guests The Las Vegas Mass Choir and Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, the show runs September 18 through October 29.
Music Academy of the West Posts Record Attendance, Revenue Totals in 2014
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Los Angeles)
(9/15/2014) - Santa Barbara, CA -- The Music Academy of the West has posted its highest attendance and revenue totals in its storied 67-year history, campus officials have announced. Sales revenue for the Music Academy's 2014 season, which concluded August 9, was up 3.5 percent over the previous year, while overall attendance grew to just shy of 35,500. Driving much of the gains were two sold-out performances of Carmen -- presented in honor of legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne's 80th birthday -- at Santa Barbara's Granada Theatre on August 1 and 3. The 2014 Summer Festival also saw the Music Academy net a record $459,000 for its full-scholarship program through its annual Cabaret gala fundraiser on August 7 at Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort.
Photo Coverage: Inside TIFF Photo Call for ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST
by Walter McBride
(9/15/2014) - The Toronto International Film Festival just concluded yesterday, September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films were shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the presentation for ESCOBAR: PARADISE LOST.
MELODIAS DE DIVAN, una pieza teatral musical del multipremiado director Gastón Marioni, Teatro Estudio
by BWW News Desk (Argentina)
(9/15/2014) - Desde el pasado sabado 23 de agosto en el Teatro Estudio, se presenta Melodias de Divan una comedia dramatica musical de Gaston Marioni que reune a cinco reconocidas actrices de la escena local: Irene Bianchi, Alejandra Bignasco, Graciela Sautel, Maria Ines Portillo, Bettina Giorno y a la pianista Flor Zerillo. Con escenografia de Enrique Mario Caceres, vestuario de Mariano Toffi y produccion integral de Teatro Estudio, esta obra se podra ver todos los sabados hasta el 9 de Noviembre, a las 21:30, en el Teatro Estudio de la ciudad de La Plata en la calle 3 N 386, entre 39 y 40.
New Look At Jamie Foxx In ANNIE Movie Remake
by Pat Cerasaro
(9/15/2014) - Academy Award-winning superstar Jamie Foxx is showcased in a new production photo from the upcoming ANNIE remake now available to view.
Mark Vincent to Make Music Theatre Debut as 'Billy' in DIRTY DANCING Australian Tour from Nov 28
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Brisbane)
(9/15/2014) - Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced that young classical music singer Mark Vincent will make his musical theatre debut in the role of Billy in the new Australian production of Dirty Dancing. The leading roles of Johnny Castle and Baby will be announced in coming weeks. Dirty Dancing will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 November this year, then Melbourne's Princess Theatre from March and the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from May.
Photo Flash: First Look at Sound Theatre Company's BLOOD RELATIONS
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)
(9/15/2014) - Sound Theatre Company's Seattle professional premiere of Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock continues its limited run at Center Theatre at the Cornish Playhouse Studio, 305 Harrison St. through September 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Mildred's Umbrella Theater Wins ICWP Applause Award
by BWW News Desk (Houston)
(9/15/2014) - The International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP) reports the extraordinary level of international support that is represented by the recipients for this year's 50/50 Applause Awards, which sets out to recognize theatres that produced 50 percent or more women playwrights in their season of shows. In the spring, for the first time in the history of the awards, ICWP invited the public to nominate theatres that had produced the work of women playwrights throughout the world.
Ken Ludwig's POSTMORTEM to Open 10/17 at The Old Opera House Theatre
by BWW News Desk (West Virginia)
(9/15/2014) - The Old Opera House Theatre Company presents POSTMORTEM, a thriller by Ken Ludwig.
Photo Coverage: Inside the TIFF Presentation for MAPS TO THE STARS
by Walter McBride
(9/15/2014) - The Toronto International Film Festival just concluded yesterday, September 14, 2014. A total of 393 films were shown, including 143 world premieres. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the presentation for MAPS TO THE STARS.
American Ballet Theatre Launches YouTube Channel
by BWW News Desk (Dance - New York City)
(9/15/2014) - American Ballet Theatre has launched the ABT YouTube Channel, under the channel name of "ABTBalletTheatre." Offering an in-depth and candid look at the Company, the ABT YouTube channel showcases current dancers in two or three minute vignettes. Taped segments explore experiences and points of view of ABT dancers, while adding to the experience of ABT performances with behind-the-scenes footage of rehearsals and day-to-day Company life. Videos featuring special events and Company activity will also be posted.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Music SPACE Fall 2014 Series at SPACE Gallery
by BWW News Desk (Music - Pennsylvania)
(9/15/2014) - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the Music SPACE fall concert series, featuring all-ages shows inviting audience members to experience a wide variety of musical talent based in the Pittsburgh area at SPACE gallery.
Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Barbra Streisand's Appearance on Tonight's JIMMY FALLON!
by TV News Desk
(9/15/2014) - Tonight, NBC's 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' will welcome Barbra Streisand for a night of talk, comedy and performance to celebrate the upcoming release of her new album 'Partners.'
The Musical Theater Project to Present ETHEL MERMAN: LOUD BUT HONEST, 10/12
by BWW News Desk (Cleveland)
(9/15/2014) - The Musical Theater Project honors a legendary Broadway performer in "Ethel Merman: Loud but Honest," to be presented at Stocker Arts Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College. Curtain time is 2 pm on Sunday, October 12.
MotorCity Casino Hotel to Host APA 10K Challenge, 11/20-23
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(9/15/2014) - MotorCity Casino Hotel is proud to host the Motor City Invitational APA 10K Challenge Thursday, November 20, 2014 thru Sunday, November 23, 2014.
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions Postponed
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Atlanta)
(9/15/2014) - The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) auditions, set for September 20 and 21, 2014, will be postponed indefinitely due to communication from the American Federation of Musicians requesting that their members, including Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) musicians, not participate in any ASYO affiliated events.
Pinchas Zukerman to Replace Hilary Hahn for BSO Concerts, 9/18-21
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Baltimore)
(9/15/2014) - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) regrets to announce that due to muscle strain, Hilary Hahn has cancelled her engagement with the Orchestra slated for this Thursday, September 18 at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, September 19 and Sunday, September 21 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. In her place, the BSO and Music Director Marin Alsop welcome Pinchas Zukerman, internationally acclaimed Israeli violinist, violist and conductor.
Tony Nominee Keith Hermann to Debut Original Song at MPAC's Ribbon Cutting, 9/29
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(9/15/2014) - Tony-nominated composer Keith Hermann (Romance/Romance) will debut an original song inspired by the Mayo Performing Arts Center's 20th Anniversary at the Theatre's ribbon cutting ceremony on September 29 at 7pm.
Super Summer Theatre Begins Classes at the New Studios for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)
(9/15/2014) - A long-standing Las Vegas institution for almost forty years, Super Summer Theatre has entertained over a million audience members with its highly polished Broadway-style plays and musicals. Now they are proud to announce the opening of their new professional training program: Super Summer Theatre Studios for the Performing Arts.
BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Vaudeville Theatre, September 15 2014
by Carrie Dunn (UK / West End)
(9/15/2014) - As you'd probably expect, Forbidden Broadway pokes fun at itself from the outset, before anybody else can get a jab in, pointing out its swift (and perhaps a little surprising) transfer and its less-than-prime location.
Photo Flash: First Look at DIVIDING THE ESTATE at The Sherman Playhouse
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(9/15/2014) - On Friday, September 19, the curtain will rise on DIVIDING THE ESTATE, a Texas-sized comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Horton Foote. The show begins at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
CCM's GOLD RUSH Expedition Race Documentary Film Series Coming to Universal Sports Network This Fall
by TV News Desk (Cincinnati)
(9/15/2014) - The University of Cincinnati's student-produced Gold Rush Expedition Race documentary film series will be coming to television sets nationwide this fall courtesy of a new broadcast agreement with Universal Sports Network.
Staged Reading of THE HARLEM LADIES' KNITTIN' & BITCHIN' SOCIETY to Benefit EAG, 9/18
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(9/15/2014) - Don't miss this chance to see a staged reading of Roger Feuerman's musical comedy The Harlem Ladies' Knittin' and Bitchin' Society, with proceeds going to support the charitable programs of The Episcopal Actors' Guild.
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