Theatre + Broadway News
BWW Interview: Live It Up Productions' Jim Casey and Brandon Alameda Reveal Details on TOP ROCK; Opens 8/1 at Hard Rock Palm Springs|
by Nicole Rosky (San Diego)
(7/31/2014) - Live It Up Productions will soon bring their hit show TOP ROCK to the Hard Rock Hotel, in Palm Springs (150 South Indian Canyon Drive). With edgy, elaborate costuming, spectacular light design, 'in your face' choreography, unforgettable arrangements and an ensemble of hard-core, exceptionally talented performers, this show embodies the true spirit of Rock 'n' Roll with hard-hitting highlights from both current and classic rock hits. Performances officially begin Friday, August 1 and are set to continue through September 20, 2014. The show's Executive Producer Jim Casey and Live It Up's Co-Creative Director Brandon Alameda just chatted with BroadwayWorld about the exciting new production and you can check out the full interview below!
BWW TV: First Look at John Lithgow, Annette Bening & More in Public Theater's KING LEAR in the Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV
(7/31/2014) - The Public Theater presents King Lear, the second show of The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park season at the Delacorte. Featuring John Lithgow as Lear, this enduring tragedy is currently in previews and runs through Sunday, August 17, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 5. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action!
Roger Bart, Fred Willard & More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 9/20-21
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(7/31/2014) - New York's 2009 Drama Desk Award winner CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is coming to San Francisco's Feinstein's at the Nikko (222 Mason Street) for two performances only - Saturday, September 20 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, September 21 (7 p.m.). Tickets for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY range in price from $35 - $50 and available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
Darlene Love Coming to Harris Center, 8/9
by BWW News Desk (Music - Sacramento)
(7/31/2014) - It's no wonder the New York Times raves: "Darlene Love's thunderbolt voice is as embedded in the history of rock and roll as Eric Clapton's guitar or Bob Dylan's lyrics." Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances
VIDEO: First Look - Michael Keaton Struggles to Mount a Broadway Play in New Film BIRDMAN
by Movies News Desk
(7/31/2014) - BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) -- famous for portraying an iconic superhero -- as he struggles to mount a Broadway play.
Hockeytown Cafe Reveals Updated Menu
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)
(7/31/2014) - Hockeytown Cafe is proud to announce the launch of an updated menu featuring 14 new pub-style classics to expand its appetizer and entree lineup, including a signature Baked Mac & Cheese.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater & Holocaust Center to Present THE BEST OF ENEMIES, 10/15-11/16
by BWW News Desk (Orlando)
(7/31/2014) - Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF and the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida are proud to present The Best of Enemies from October 15 - November 16, 2014 in the Goldman
Tits of Clay to Play Mercury Lounge Midnight Show on 9/4
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)
(7/31/2014) - Tits of Clay will play a special midnight show (doors at 11:30pm)-with surprise special guests-at NYC's Mercury Lounge on September 4.
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES to Open Actor's Express' 27th Season
by BWW News Desk (Atlanta)
(7/31/2014) - Passion and power collide in Actor's Express' 27th season opener Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Called 'a compelling evening of malicious wit' by The New York Times, this sizzling classic runs September 6 - October 5, 2014. Performances are Wednesday through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $26-$45 and may be purchased at actors-express.com or by calling 404.607.7469.
Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of Muny's GREASE
by BWW News Desk (St. Louis)
(7/31/2014) - The Muny presents the sixth show of its 96th season, Grease, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, with music direction by Michael Horsley. Grease is sponsored by Emerson. Check out the Instagram photos below!
Denver's Newest and Largest Floatation Center Opens
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(7/31/2014) - Astral Float Spa in Parker Colorado has just opened a new float center boasting 4 isolation tanks for sensory deprivation therapy making it the largest center in Colorado.
CATS to Run 9/10-10/12 at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(7/31/2014) - Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series.
Bobby Caldwell to Play Lackland Center, 8/9
by BWW News Desk (Music - New Jersey)
(7/31/2014) - From blue-eyed soul to pop, from R&B to jazz standards, singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell is truly one of the most respected members of the music industry. Bobby Caldwell's live performances are always electrifying and he's coming to The Lackland Center with his big band on Saturday, August 9 at 8 pm. Drawing from his vast repertoire including big band numbers by artists like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Bobby is the ultimate entertainer.
STAGE TUBE: Phyllis Smith Talks Muny's GREASE
by Stage Tube (St. Louis)
(7/31/2014) - The Muny presents the sixth show of its 96th season, Grease, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, with music direction by Michael Horsley. Grease is sponsored by Emerson. Check out a look at Phyllis Smith as Miss Lynch in the video below!
Towne Centre Theatre to Present THE ODD COUPLE (FEMALE VERSION), Begin. 8/15
by BWW News Desk (Nashville)
(7/31/2014) - Never send a man to do a woman's job... that seems to be the governing philosophy in Neil Simon's The Odd Couple (Female Version), opening at Towne Centre Theatre on August 15th.
Kimberly Faye Greenberg Releases 'FABULOUS FANNY' Album
by BWW News Desk (CD/Books/DVDs)
(7/31/2014) - Kimberly Faye Greenberg is quickly becoming the 'go-to' gal for Fanny Brice, the legendary first female torch singer and comedienne of her time. A 1920's Ziegfeld Follies star, recording artist, film actor and voice of 'Baby Snooks' on the radio for 25 years, the Broadway musical Funny Girl, which then became a movie, was based on her life. Kimberly has been said to be 'the closest you will ever get to the real Funny Girl'. She won critics over when she appeared as 'Fanny' in the solo show One Night with Fanny Brice, Off-Broadway, receiving critical acclaim and a nomination for an IBTA Best Solo Performance Award.
Angelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk
(7/31/2014) - A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street).
Seattle Musical Theatre to Open Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA, 8/12-28
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)
(7/31/2014) - Seattle Musical Theatre kicks off its 2014-2015 season with Tony Award winning classic MAN OF LA MANCHA, book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Score and Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA follows the eccentric Don Quixote, his faithful manservant Sancho, and the tough, but beautiful Aldonza in a mythic and spiritual quest for the impossible dream. With Director Rick Wright at the helm, MAN OF LA MANCHA runs August 12-28, 2014 at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($20-$35) are available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
The Biggest Loser Resort in Utah Rebrands as Fitness Ridge
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(7/31/2014) - Ivins, Utah
DTEG, Inc. & Rivers At Rehoboth to Present SON OF A PREACHER MAN this Week
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(7/31/2014) - Denman Turner Entertainment Group (DTEG, Inc.) and Rivers at Rehoboth are excited to present Son of a Preacher Man, written by Vascola Stoney with one performance, Friday, August 1st, on the Upper West Side.
Tickets to DIRTY DANCING at Sydney Lyric Theatre On Sale 4 August
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Sydney)
(7/31/2014) - Tickets for the tenth anniversary season of international hit musical Dirty Dancing will go on sale to the public next Monday, 4 August. Returning to Sydney a decade after its World Premiere, Dirty Dancing will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 November 2014.
New Tickets to LES MISERABLES at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Melbourne)
(7/31/2014) - After wowing audiences and due to unprecedented demand, new tickets to the acclaimed new production of Cameron Mackintosh's legendary musical LES MISERABLES have just been released and go on sale today through Ticketek.
Converse Announces Fall 2014 Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni Collection
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(7/31/2014) - Today, Converse Inc. debuts its Fall 2014 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Missoni collection featuring Missoni's signature zigzag designs on Converse's iconic All Star silhouettes. Since 2010, Converse and Missoni have partnered together to create eight premium First String sneaker collections. Converse First String is a limited-edition collection that celebrates craftsmanship, authenticity and collaboration at the highest level. This fall, Converse and Missoni take their partnership to the next level with an expansive all-new Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker offering for both men and women. The new collection features Missoni's iconic patterns printed on the signature Chuck Taylor All Star and Chuck Taylor All Star Fancy sneakers.
Nike and AS Monaco Announcd New Away Kit for 2014-15
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(7/31/2014) - This season AS Monaco will wear a bold new away kit that reinvents their traditional blue away color celebrating their position on the coast and the nautical influence in the principality.
GLEE's Chris Colfer to Bring His 'Land of Stories' Book Series to Big Screen?
by TV News Desk
(7/31/2014) - Chris Colfer is currently in discussions with 'major movie executibes' to bring his best-selling book series, 'The Land of Stories,' to the big screen.
Photo Coverage: Susan Blackwell, Krysta Rodriguez & More Serve Up VOLLEYGIRLS Benefit at 54 Below
by Kevin Thomas Garcia
(7/31/2014) - Chicago Fire's Monica Raymund of Sisu Theatrical Productions, LLC, Jacob Harvey of Cave 76 Productions, LLC and Jordi Coats presented a cabaret-style concert of VOLLEYGIRLS last night at 54 Below, which included tunes from the breakout hit from the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. The concert, hosted by Susan Blackwell ([title of show]), served as a benefit for the It Gets Better Project. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the evenet below!
Photo Coverage: On the SEX WITH STRANGERS Opening Night Red Carpet with David Hyde Pierce, Kristine Nielsen & More
by Walter McBride
(7/31/2014) - Second Stage Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer and starring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. The production opened last night, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture opening night arrivals, featuring appearances by Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce, Lauren Molina and more!
BWW Reviews: A.C.T. Stages an Exuberant, Crowd-Pleasing HOW TO SUCCEED
by Jeff Davis (Austin)
(7/31/2014) - Want to know how to succeed at producing an entertaining musical comedy? Check out Archangel Community Theatre's current production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The production, which is packed with top tier talent, is an unbridled success from beginning to end.
BWW Reviews: 'Roxie Rocks CHICAGO'- As Does the Rest of Summer Stock Austin
by Wendi Reichstein (Austin)
(7/31/2014) - As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, I have a bit of an embarrassing confession: I have never seen Chicago on stage. I've belted the soundtrack, seen the movie countless times, and even walked past the Ambassador Theater on Broadway (that counts-right?). But I had not yet seen this musical favorite live, until Wednesday night at the opening of Summer Stock Austin's Chicago. And yes, was it all that and a side of jazz.
Jessica Lange to Receive Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence at SBIFF
by TV News Desk
(7/31/2014) - The Santa Barbara International Film Festival's ninth annual KIRK DOUGLAS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN FILM will be presented to two time Academy Award-winning actress JESSICA LANGE.
Great AZ Puppet Theater to Present OLD MACDONALD and THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
by BWW News Desk (Phoenix)
(7/31/2014) - The Great Arizona Puppet Theater is located at 302 W. Latham St. in Phoenix. Please call 602-262-2050 for reservations, directions and additional information; also, visit the theater online at www.azpuppets.org.
Long Beach Playhouse Extends 'FIDDLER' Through 8/23
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(7/31/2014) - Due to sell-out crowds, the Long Beach Playhouse is extending its production of Fiddler on the Roof for one additional weekend: August 22 and 23. 'The production has received outstanding reviews and audience response has been overwhelming,' said Andrew Vonderschmitt. 'The shows have sold out and this give people who want to see it but couldn't get tickets another chance.'
Christine Ebersole, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka & More to Honor Elaine Stritch with One-Night-Only Concert at 54 Below this Fall
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(7/31/2014) - Broadway vets and friends of the late stage legend Elaine Stritch will gather at 54 Below for a one-night-only concert on September 12, it was announced today. Scheduled to perform at this time are Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, Jeremy Benton, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, and Lindsie VanWinkle, with more appearances to be announced as the date draws closer.
'MULLINGAR' MOTHERS & SONS and More Set for Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk (Philadelphia)
(7/31/2014) - An all-star Philadelphia cast kicks off Philadelphia Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary season with the Pulitzer Prize finalist Detroit by Lisa D'Amour running October 10-November 9 at Philadelphia Theatre Company's Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Maria Mileaf, the cast features K.O. DelMarcelle, Tom McCarthy, Genevieve Perrier, Steven Rishard, and Matteo J. Scammell.
WestHouse Hotel New York Unveils The Terrace
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(7/31/2014) - WestHouse Hotel New York, the luxury lifestyle hotel innovating Manhattan's hospitality landscape with its distinct "house away from home" concept, is pleased to unveil The Terrace, a stylishly refined enclave will offer WestHouse guests a luxurious, private sanctuary. Perched high above the city on the hotel's 23 rd floor, The Terrace's expansive space boasts panoramic views of Manhattan and offers guests an assortment of breakfast presentations, afternoon teas, hors d'oeuvres and evening canapes in a venue that is exclusively their own.
Schoenfeld Theatre Box Office Now Open for Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk
(7/31/2014) - The box office officially opened today for the star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, which will play a limited 18-week engagement at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Thursday, August 28, 2014 and an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. Tickets are available by visiting the Schoenfeld Theatre box office Monday - Saturday, 10am - 8pm (also Sundays, beginning August 31st); or online at Telecharge.com. For groups of 20 or more, call 855-329-2932. It's Only A Play is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport. For more information, visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com.