Photo Flash: First Look at Shakespeare Theatre of NJ's PERICLES|
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(12/7/2013) - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey closes its 51st season with a sparkling and wintery new production of Shakespeare's Pericles. Performances continue through December 29th at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Ave. (at Lancaster Road) in Madison. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of WHITE CHRISTMAS at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
by Stage Tube (Pittsburgh)
(12/7/2013) - Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Professional Company debuts in time for the holidays with 'White Christmas', continuing today, December 7, and the 8th, 13th and 14th. Back by popular demand, 'White Christmas' features some of the area's most talented professionals under the direction of Gavan Pamer. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!
Photo Flash: First Look at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk (Indianapolis)
(12/7/2013) - In time for the holidays and on select dates only, Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre presents its special one-hour production of the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol. This timeless story is enhanced with music and live on stage through Dec. 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Photo Flash: Main Street Theater Extends A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS; Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk (Houston)
(12/7/2013) - Main Street Theater is extending the run of A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration through Dec. 29. Added performances are Dec. 26 at 7:30pm, Dec. 27 & 28 at 8pm, and Dec. 29 at 3pm. Scroll down for photos of the cast in action!
Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Cow Theatre's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk (Orlando)
(12/7/2013) - Mad Cow Theatre will present Tony Award winning The Light in the Piazza in The Harriet Theatre, now through January 5, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
BWW Interview: Melissa Errico on MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH and Her Year of Letters and Corsets!
by Nicole Rosky
(12/7/2013) - Errico took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the couple's romantic relationship, getting to reprise the role, working with Erica Gould, and more. Check out the full interview below!
La MaMa & St. Ann's Warehouse Present LA DIVINA CARICATURA, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(12/7/2013) - Presenters La MaMa and St. Ann's Warehouse, and producers piece by piece productions, Mabou Mines and Dovetail Productions-all ardent and longtime supporters of the 'bad boy of avant-garde theater' (Village Voice) Lee Breuer-unite for the World Premiere of Breuer's epic magnum opus, La Divina Caricatura. Breuer wrote and directs the work, a mixed-media pop-opera with Bunraku puppets, a cast of singers and live music composed by Lincoln Schleifer that ranges from Motown to Broadway and reggae to raga. La Divina Caricatura, a metaphorical send-up of Dante's classic, concerns Rose the Dog, who makes a pilgrimage through love to Paradiso. Rose thinks she's a woman and fantasizes a mad love affair with her master John, an East Village independent filmmaker. The show, Part 1 of a trilogy, draws on material that stretches all the way back to Breuer's doo-wop opera Sister Suzie Cinema (1975).
Shakina Nayfack Brings ONE WOMAN SHOW: A WORK IN PROGRESS to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(12/7/2013) - Tonight, December 7th Shakina Nayfack will present her debut performance of ONE WOMAN SHOW: A Work in Progress, a solo act tracing thirty-three eccentric years in a male body, featuring new takes on showtune standards and new songs by composers Joe Iconis, Julianne Wick Davis, Sam Salmond, and Nikko Benson.
Victor Legra Opens Ryan Scott Oliver Series THE REHEARSAL ROOM at Urban Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(12/7/2013) - Victor Legra presents a new concert in the Ryan Scott Oliver series THE REHEARSAL ROOM: New Writers Premiering New Work, featuring some of the best new composers and writers of contemporary musical theatre tonight, December 7.
STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/7- Stephanie D'Abruzzo
(12/7/2013) - Happy Birthday, Stephanie D'Abruzzo! Though D'Abruzzo has spent most of her career performing as a puppeteer in children's television, she is best known for originating the roles of single schoolteacher Kate Monster and sultry chanteuse Lucy the Slut in the Broadway musical Avenue Q. D'Abruzzo earned widespread acclaim for her performance of the dual role, including a nomination for the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, a Drama Desk nomination, the Theatre World Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Special Ensemble Award. Her other stage credits include I Love You Because (off-Broadway), If You Give A Mouse A Cookie (TheaterworksUSA), Carnival (for City Center Encores!), Kiss and Makeup (New York City Fringe Festival), and Austentatious (New York Musical Theatre Festival).
DVR Alert: Lea Michele to Perform 'Cannonball' from New CD on ELLEN, 12/12
by TV News Desk
(12/7/2013) - On Thursday, December 12th, GLEE star Lea Michele will appear on ELLEN. The actress will not only talk with Ellen, but also perform 'Cannonball' from her upcoming solo debut CD, 'Louder!'
Exclusive Photo Coverage: Harvey Fierstein, Annaleigh Ashford and KINKY BOOTS Cast Sing Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
(12/7/2013) - Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from Kinky Boots' recording session for 'Carol of the Boots' with castmembers Robert Pendilla, Kyle Post, Paul Canaan, Kevin Smith Kirkwood, Joey Taranto, Lucia Spina, Annaleigh Ashford, Cortney Wolfson, Ellyn Marie Marsh, Tory Ross, Adinah Alexander, Jennifer Perry and Harvey Fierstein.
Celebrity Eats: JENNIFER ANISTON - The Zone Diet
by Jean Hanks (Fitness)
(12/7/2013) - Jennifer Aniston, most recognized as Rachel from the sitcom Friends, would describe herself twenty or so years ago as chubby. You would never believe that now. At 44-years-old, the actress has been able to maintain a fit body that she reveals while playing a stripper in her latest movie We're the Millers. While she followed a strict diet for this particular role, the meal plan Aniston and other celebs have been said to follow is something called the Zone diet.
BWW Reviews: SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER Examines the Push and Pull in Relationships
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)
(12/7/2013) - Woody Allen famously said he would never belong to a club that would allow him to be a member. In SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER by Don Nigro, we meet two lonely people who attempt to fuse a relationship that works for both of them, but her deep seated emotional damage keeps forcing her to push him away for fear of getting to close and then having to endure the loss when it's over.
BWW Interviews: Garth Kravits Talks about Bucks County Playhouse's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS: A RADIO PLAY
by Kelli Curtin (Philadelphia)
(12/7/2013) - This year the holiday show at Bucks County Playhouse is MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS: A RADIO PLAY. They are keeping with the tradition of performing a holiday themed radio play where the audience plays the part of a live studio audience of the radio show. MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS: A RADIO PLAY is based on the 1944 movie-musical of the same name that starred Judy Garland and Margaret O'Brien. We had a chance to speak with one of the actors in the show at Bucks County Playhouse, Garth Kravits, about the musical, growing up in a theatre family and the importance of the arts to the community.
ADELAIDE CRITICS CIRCLE 2013 AWARD WINNERS
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)
(12/7/2013) - Members of the arts community, supporters, friends, and families all turned out to find out who were going to be the winners for 2013.
BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2013
(12/7/2013) - Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Review: WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? Rocks Out On Bacharach
by Michael Dale (Off-Broadway)
(12/7/2013) - Who knew Burt Bacharach was so emo?
Straight No Chaser Returns to Hershey with UNDER THE INFLUENCE Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Music - Pennsylvania)
(12/7/2013) - Acclaimed a cappella group Straight No Chaser will bring their 'Under The Influence' tour to Hershey Theatre tonight, December 7 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. The tour celebrates the upcoming release of their new album 'UNDER THE INFLUENCE.' Straight No Chaser are no strangers to Hershey. They have sold out Hershey Theatre consecutively for their past five performances.
Matthew Morrison Headlines The Grand's 2013 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk
(12/7/2013) - The 2013 Grand Gala, one of the philanthropic highlights of Wilmington's social calendar, will feature Emmy-nominee Matthew Morrison from Glee as the featured performer. Morrison will perform tonight, December 7, accompanied by the Delaware Symphony Orchestra led by DSO Music Director David Amado. The annual event, now in its 37th year, raises money for The Grand's acclaimed educational outreach and other engagement programs.
Children's Playhouse of Maryland Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR., Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)
(12/7/2013) - The Children's Playhouse of MD, in residence at CCBC Essex, will perform Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast, Jr.' the weekends of today, Dec. 7-8, 14-15, 21 and 22 at 1 pm in the Administration Building Lecture Hall at CCCB Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.
Youfit Partners with Pretty Muddy Women's Mud Run Today
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(12/7/2013) - Youfit Health Clubs is partnering with the Pretty Muddy Women's Mud Run in Lakeland, Fla. today, December 7. As a corporate sponsor, Youfit will be leading the warm-up exercises before the run and will have a booth featuring games, contests and giveaways during the event and after-party.
JIMMY OWENS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Set for Sista's Place Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)
(12/7/2013) - Jimmy Owens BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION is set for tonight, December 7th at Sista's Place, with sets at 9:00 and 10:30 PM.
Basement Arts Presents TREASURE ISLAND and AN ACTOR PEPPERS This Week
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(12/7/2013) - Basement Arts' 2013 Fall season is about to wrap up, but before we go we have plenty of events that you don't want to miss. Join us this weekend for our final production of the semester, Treasure Island, and our final LATE NIGHT of the semester, An Actor Peppers!
Gallery Players Open EQUUS Tonight
by Courtnie Mele (Brooklyn)
(12/7/2013) - Boasting a magnificent slate of actors and highly original design, Gallery's Equus is stampeding on stage tonight, December 7th. Developing a reputation for high-production value among black box theatres, the story of Alan Strang, the boy who has explosively blinded six horses, sets a new standard. Equus is quite a part of the New Gallery, not your same old theatre.
Classic Theatre Stages IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, Now thru 12/15
by BWW News Desk (San Antonio)
(12/7/2013) - It's the holiday season once again, and Classic Theatre is going to be providing some holiday cheer to the San Antonio area once again. Last year, Classic presented its live radio broadcast of Joe Landry's 'It's a Wonderful Life.' This production takes Frank Capra's American holiday classic and brings it to captivating life as a 1940s style radio broadcast.
Hudson Stage Company Hosts Reading of SENIOR MOMENT Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Central New York)
(12/7/2013) - Hudson Stage Company presents another look at the new play SENIOR MOMENT by Jeannie Zusy (which was previously presented at our reading series at Woodward Hall Theatre at Pace University last May) tonight, December 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Dr., Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. No reservations necessary; admission free. Q&A immediately follows with the company.
Christmas In Little Italy Begins Tonight with Tree Lighting
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(12/7/2013) - The Little Italy Merchants Association (LIMA) will begin its 13th Annual Christmas in Little Italy celebration tonight, December 7, 2013 at 6:30 PM with a gala Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in the Patio of Most Precious Blood Church, 109 Mulberry Street, between Canal and Hester Streets.
LACT Kicks Off First Annual Children's Theater Festival Today
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(12/7/2013) - Los Angeles Children's Theater (LACT) Presents First Annual Children's Theater Festival at The Little Theater. This holiday season, LACT presents magical stage adaptations of two of the most popular children's stories!
William Peace University Hosts 4th Annual Holiday Story Hour With Santa Today
by BWW News Desk (Raleigh)
(12/7/2013) - William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced that it will host the fourth annual Children's Holiday Story Hour today, Dec. 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Main Building, located at 15 E. Peace St. Joined by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, children are invited to listen to two holiday stories read by Debra M. Townsley, Ph.D., president of William Peace University, as well as have their photo taken and receive a surprise gift from Santa Claus himself. Refreshments will be served in the university's Main Parlor, where guests will enjoy carols sung by William Peace University Singers.
PRE-FAME Sketch Comedy Show Opens Tonight at The Public House Theater
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Chicago)
(12/7/2013) - Fame is fleeting, but PRE-FAME is forever. Unless you get famous.
CM Performing Arts Center Presents SHREK THE MUSICAL, Now thru 1/5
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(12/7/2013) - SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly swamp dwelling ogre - not a handsome prince - goes on a life-changing adventure and shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real yet, unlikely, hero. Luckily, there's one on handand his name is Shrek.
Holiday Edition of An Evening with Neil Diamond Set for Downtown Cabaret Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(12/7/2013) - The Holiday Edition of An Evening with Neil Diamond, featuring Tom Sadge will play Bridgeport's Downtown Cabaret. The return engagement is scheduled for two performances tonight, December 7 at 5:30pm and 8:30pm. The Downtown Cabaret Theatre is located at 263 Golden Hill Street in downtown Bridgeport, Connecticut.
yeye asa festival Set for Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(12/7/2013) - YeYe Asa Festival/NY; Celebrating African women succeeding, changing their culture for the better is set for tonight, December 7, 2013 at 8:30pm at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space 2537 Broadway at 95th St. New York, NY 10025
A Christmas Carol + The Magic of Bill Blagg Set for Dec 2013 at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(12/7/2013) - If your family is making a to-do list for the holidays, check it twice to make sure it includes the must-see seasonal classic A Christmas Carol, and a family-friendly, winter break presentation of The Magic of Bill Blagg, both playing at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora this December.
Commedia Beauregard Brings A KLINGON CHRISTMAS CAROL to ECC Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(12/7/2013) - Commedia Beauegard brings their new production of 'A Klingon Christmas Carol' written by Christopher Kidder-Mostrom and Sasha Walloch and translated into Klingon by Laura Thurston, Bill Hedrick, Chris Lipscombe, and Christopher Kidder-Mostrom, to the ECC Arts Center, on the Elgin Community College Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, for one performance only, tonight, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Peppermint Bear Returns to Lakewood Theatre Company for Holiday Show, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk (Portland)
(12/7/2013) - Lakewood Theatre Company will present in December 2013 an all-new version of their annual Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre production with the presentation of The Peppermint Bear Show: Seasoned Greetings.