Theatre + Broadway News
BWW TV: AVENUE Q Cast Stirs up Broadway in Bryant Park!|
by BroadwayWorld TV
(7/30/2014) - The best of Broadway are being presented FREE on six consecutive Thursdays this summer by '106.7 LITE FM's Broadway in Bryant Park 2014' - a lunchtime series on the Bryant Park Stage. Last week's event featured performances from the cast of Avenue Q, including, 'When You Ruv Someone,' 'If You Were Gay,' and 'There's a Fine, Fine Line.' Check out the clips below!
Photo Flash: First Look at New Adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's GALAPAGOS at Parrish Art Museum
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(7/30/2014) - Galapagos is a newly adapted theatrical performance by Tucker Marder & Christian Scheider based on the 1985 Kurt Vonnegut novel. Galapagos is the first fully staged theatrical production presented by the Parrish Art Museum in the 200-seat Lichtenstein Theater, and is endorsed by the Kurt Vonnegut Estate. Scroll down for photos!
4:48 PSYCHOSIS, Kneehigh's TRISTAN & YSEULT, Wooster's CRY, TROJANS! and More Set for 2014-15 at St. Ann's Warehouse
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(7/30/2014) - While construction continues and St. Ann's works to raise the final $2 million of its $30 million capital campaign, the organization will present a stellar final season in its temporary home at 29 Jay Street in DUMBO. It kicks off this October when TR Warszawa and director Grzegorz Jarzyna return for the American Premiere of their internationally acclaimed production of Sarah Kane's 4:48 Psychosis, which St. Ann's Founder / Artistic Director Susan Feldman has wanted to bring to New York since she first saw it in February 2004 -- the same year St. Ann's presented the American Premiere of the original Royal Court production of Kane's play. St. Ann's Warehouse also announced the following season highlights today: Emma Rice and Kneehigh, The Wooster Group, the Slovenian choral group Carmina Slovenica, and The Tiger Lillies.
BOOK OF MORMON's Matt Doyle to Return to 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk
(7/30/2014) - Matt Doyle will follow up his sold-out 54 Below debut engagement in May with two additional shows on Friday, August 15 and Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Matt is excited to bring back an energetic night of his original music and crowd-pleasing pop classics. Arranged by Will Van Dyke and accompanied by the band The Whiskey 5, the light-hearted set will feature many songs Matt has always wanted to sing, but never had the chance to. He will be joined by special guests Bonnie Milligan, Katy Pfaffl, and Nicolette Robinson.
Photo Flash: First Look at Pepperdine Scotland's FORGET FIRE at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk (Scotland)
(7/30/2014) - 'The best story is the most fantastical story.' But when such a story on Facebook ends up making Jamie feel manipulated and powerless, she decides that getting offline is the only way to get back in control. 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. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
Tony Winner Laura Benanti Set for Recurring Role on ABC's NASHVILLE
by TV News Desk
(7/30/2014) - Tony Award winner Laura Benanti is heading to NASHVILLE.
INTO THE WOODS Movie Trailer To Premiere On ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT?
by Pat Cerasaro
(7/30/2014) - Eager fans awaiting Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS will apparently find some salvation later this week when the long-awaited teaser trailer premieres on ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT if new social media suggestions are correct.
Lerner and Loewe's BRIGADOON Comes to Music Circus, 8/5-10
by BWW News Desk (Sacramento)
(7/30/2014) - The musical theatre classic Brigadoon, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, is the fourth show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 5 - 10.
TUTS' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre to Stage BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, 9/12-13
by BWW News Desk (Houston)
(7/30/2014) - TUTS' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre presents Bring It On The Musical, September 12-13, 2014 at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts' Zilkha Hall.
Alliance Theatre to Premiere Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD, 9/26-10/19
by BWW News Desk (Atlanta)
(7/30/2014) - The Alliance Theatre has announced the world premiere of NATIVE GUARD. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD will be brought to the stage with actors, music, imagery, and visual art in a complete theatrical staging. NATIVE GUARD will open the Hertz Stage season at the Alliance Theatre September 26 - October 19, 2014. Opening night is Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
STAGE TUBE: First Look at Season Premiere of DATES, MATES & CLEAN SLATES!
by Stage Tube
(7/30/2014) - The brand new season of DATES, MATES & CLEAN SLATES starring Stephanie Gibson & Julie Lubeck will premiere on Wednesday, July 30th @ 1pm. A web series about two relationship experts who give good old solid love advice...that's just a little off.
Photo Flash: First Look at Diana Huey, Eddie Egan, Mel Maghuyop and More in MISS SAIGON at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk
(7/30/2014) - Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, now through August 24 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. As part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
Alan Cumming's Opening Night Inspiration, Otto Dix
by Roundabout Theatre Company (Blogs)
(7/30/2014) - Following the opening night performance of Cabaret, actor Alan Cumming (Emcee) surprised and awed the guests of the opening night bash. Inspired by German artist Otto Dix, Cumming emerged from his dressing room as the subject of one of Dix's most famous paintings, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926). Brandishing a red-checkered jumpsuit, a monocle fixed over his right eye, a cigarette holder and slicked-back hair, the Cabaret star looked almost identical to the 1926 painting. In an interview with NPR, Alan explained, " I decided that I would do my own thing and have a modern interpretation of an image that is very much an inspiration for the production. We have those images of Otto Dix all over the walls, and [George] Grosz and all those painters. ... I'm going to go as that painting." The portrait, a mixed media work on wood, is currently housed at the Musee National d'Art Moderne in Paris. At the time of its creation, Dix had just been discharged from service in World War I and was working in Dresden during the Weimar Republicof Germany.
Lifetime to Air Special Six-Part Series BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA This August
by TV News Desk
(7/30/2014) - Award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on Lifetime is excited to announce that it has recently completed shooting a special six-part series "Broadway Balances America," sponsored by Broadway Across America. The series is slated to begin airing in August, 2014.
Ogunquit Playhouse Mourns the Loss of Henry J. Weller, Jr., Board of Directors Emeritus
by BWW News Desk (Maine)
(7/30/2014) - The Ogunquit Playhouse lost a dear friend when Henry J. Weller, Jr. passed away on June 25, 2014. Mr. Weller was the General Manager of the Ogunquit Playhouse from 1950 to 1997, and worked in partnership with John Lane from the beginning when John first purchased the theatre in 1950, during the heyday of the Summer Stock Circuit and the establishment of the Council of Summer Theatres (COST) that John Lane initiated.
Hubbard Street, Bill T. Jones, Lil Buck and More Set for NY City Center's FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL at The Delacorte in September
by BWW News Desk
(7/30/2014) - Following the overwhelming success of New York City Center's sold out FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL last year in Central Park, New York City Center will once again present two free evenings of dance in association with The Public Theater at The Delacorte on Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Photo Flash: New Shots of Justin Matthew Sargent, Howie Michael Smith, Robert Cuccioli and More in Bay Street's MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk
(7/30/2014) - Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL now through August 31. This musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe& Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below!
The New GEL-Pursue Wins 'Best Debut' In Runner's World
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(7/30/2014) - IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ It's yet another distinguished accomplishment for ASICS in the performance running category as the September 2014 Shoe Guide issue of Runner's World bestowed the ASICS GEL-Pursue as the winner of 'Best Debut Shoe.' As the go-to resource for runners across the country, the Runner's World Shoe Guide highlights the most relevant and innovative footwear technologies in the running category. This award win for the GEL-Pursue is a true honor for the brand and strengthens the ASICS reputation as a leader in the run specialty space.
BWW Interview: AEDIN MALONEY in 'The Alchemist' at The Shakespeare Theatre of NJ
by Marina Kennedy (New Jersey)
(7/30/2014) - Aedin Maloney stars as Dol Common in The New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre's production of 'The Alchemist' directed by Bonnie Monte. Performances begin on August 6th. Maloney chatted with Broadwayworld.com about her role in the show.
Theatre for Young Audiences' 2014-15 Season to Include THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA, I HAVE A DREAM & More
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(7/30/2014) - Theatre at the Center's Theatre for Young Audiences, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN, recognized for presenting exciting, fun and educational productions, announces their 2014-2015 season. Meet Princess Penelope and her wacky friends in The Princess and the Pea, the musical comedy running October 9 through 11; journey to Hundred Acre Woods and experience A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, a merry musical December 1-2, 4-6 and 8-13; I Have A Dream, a captivating performance that honors the spirit of one of America's most influential leaders, held January 20 through 23; and a rendition of the classic fantasy tale Peter Pan and the Pirates, comes to life on stage April 8 through April 12.
Twitter Watch: Lena Dunham Weighs in on Allison Williams as Peter Pan!
by BWW Staff
(7/30/2014) - On Twitter Watch, Lena Dunham wrote ' Allison is about to undertake one of the greatest drag roles in history and we are so proud we could burst. She will slay.'
STAGE TUBE: First Look at Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in Highlights of NCT's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube (Raleigh)
(7/30/2014) - North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, presents their original production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out a first look at highlights below!
Hannah D. Scott Replaces Isobel Pravda in THE GOOD AND THE TRUE Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)
(7/30/2014) - Owing to an indefinite delay in the processing of international work visas, British actress Hannah D. Scott has assumed the role of Hana Pravda in the American premiere of the award-winning Czech stage drama THE GOOD AND THE TRUE, now in previews at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre (103 E. 15th St.).
Nightwood Theatre's New Groundswell Festival to Return 9/8-14
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)
(7/30/2014) - Nightwood Theatre launches its 2014/15 season with the return of our popular festival of new works, the New Groundswell Festival, in The Historic Distillery District from September 8 to 14, 2014. Featuring workshop productions of Obeah Opera by Nicole Brooks and With Individual Desire by Susanna Fournier from an original idea by Kelli Fox and Sarah Kitz, the festival also features a National Play Reading Series, and late-night Saloon Salons on topical themes. The talents of more than 50 women artists will be showcased over the seven days of the festival.
Road Theatre Company to Present MELISSA ARCTIC, Begin. 9/21
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(7/30/2014) - THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the first show of their 24th season, the West Coast Premiere of MELISSA ARCTIC written by Craig Wright and directed by Scott Alan Smith (Sovereign Body, That Good Night, Lady). MELISSA ARCTIC will preview on Sunday, September 21 at 2pm; Wednesday, September 24 at 8pm and Thursday, September 25 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 26 at 8pm and run through Saturday, November 15 at The Road On Magnolia 10747 Magnolia Blvd. (inside the NoHo Senior Arts Colony) in North Hollywood.
BWW Reviews: Inspiration Theatre's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a Bloody, Good Show
by Katricia Lang (Houston)
(7/30/2014) - Good job, Inspiration Theatre. Good job.
Chris Martin to Bring RESPONSIBILLINESS National Tour to Swindon, 20 September
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(7/30/2014) - Chris Martin will be embarking on his first national tour from 14th September with his brand new stand-up show Responsibilliness.
Fitness Tip of the Day: Prevent Weight GAIN During Marathon Training
by Christina Mancuso (Fitness)
(7/30/2014) - Sadly, many runners have reported weight GAIN while logging in countless hours and miles during their training runs. This is often due to a feeling of entitlement where they make poor food choices thinking it's well deserved to eat a pan of brownies or a carton of ice cream.
Behind The Scenes Video For Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER
by Pat Cerasaro
(7/30/2014) - The poster for the upcoming Kennedy Center premiere production of the new Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty musical LITTLE DANCER is now available to view.
The Jersey's to Bring Four Seasons Tribute to Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, Begin. 8/1
by BWW News Desk (Denver)
(7/30/2014) - The singing group, The Jersey's, will pay tribute to Franki Valli and The Four Seasons in this interactive and highly energetic show opening Friday, August 1st at 8pm and continuing Fridays, August 8th and September 5th and 12th at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret at 1601 Arapahoe Street in downtown Denver.
Seattle Public Theater's Youth to Present AS YOU LIKE IT, 8/15-23
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)
(7/30/2014) - Seattle Public Theater's (SPT) Youth present a festive, grunge-era take on William Shakespeare's classic comedy-romance, As You Like It.