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Hottest Articles on BWW from Tuesday, Sep. 23|
(9/23/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Tuesday, September 23, 2014.
Barbra Streisand Makes Music History with PARTNERS; It's Officially Her 10th #1 Album + 6 Decades on Top of the Charts
by BWW News Desk
(9/23/2014) - It's official! Barbra Streisand is the voice of a lifetime, OUR lifetime. Legendary singer Barbra Streisand has made music history yet again- this time for having ten of her albums reach #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her latest album 'Partners,' was just released on September 16th from Columbia Records, and sold over 196,000+ copies in its first week. This makes Streisand the female artist with the most #1 albums and the first artist with #1's in each of the past six decades. It's no wonder she remains Broadway's greatest export.
BWW Recap: DANCING WITH THE STARS Eliminates Another Pair
by Gabrielle Gervais
(9/23/2014) - The DANCING WITH THE STARS Results Show started off on a high note with an opening dance number to British pop group Little Mix's 'Salute.' It's one of my favorite songs right now, so that was fun for me.
STAGE TUBE: MISS SAIGON Revival Cast & Crew Says 'Happy Anniversary'
by Stage Tube (UK / West End)
(9/23/2014) - Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Miss Saigon hosted its 25th anniversary gala performance of the musical in the West End on Monday, September 22, 2014, featuring original stars Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Bowman and other original cast members and alumni. The cast and crew of the West End's current revival of Miss Saigon put together a fun video to celebrate the musical's 25th Anniversary. Check it out below!
Michigan Shakespeare's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST and More Top 2014 Wilde Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(9/23/2014) - Michigan's 2013-14 professional theater season was a tempestuous one, an even more unsettled year than usual for the state's theaters. So perhaps it was appropriate that this year's Wilde Awards were the 13th annual edition.
VIDEO: New 'Two-Faced' Promo for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk
(9/23/2014) - FX just unveiled another teaser for AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW. The anthology series returns to the network on October 8th. Check it out below!
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Roundabout's INDIAN INK
by Stage Tube
(9/23/2014) - Roundabout Theatre Company's Indian Ink officially opens next Tuesday, September 30, at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 46th Street). This is a limited engagement through November 30, 2014. Click below to learn more about the production in behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative team!
Rialto Chatter: MAD MEN's John Slattery and Jon Hamm Headed for Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter
(9/23/2014) - The New York Post writes that John Slattery is looking for his next project now that AMC's MAD MEN is over. And it's a play.
BWW Reviews: CAROLEE CARMELLO: THE BOSTON CONCERT
by Nancy Grossman (Boston)
(9/23/2014) - Three-time Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello wowed 'em in a one-night only performance presented by FUDGE Theatre Company Founding Artistic Director Joey DeMita, in association with Matt Phillipps. With her virtuoso piano accompanist/Music Director Phil Reno, the versatile artist stormed through a set list of eleven o'clock numbers from Broadway musicals. It was an unusual way for her to spend her night off from FINDING NEVERLAND at the A.R.T., but the appreciative audience at the Arsenal Center for the Arts didn't seem to mind.
It's Official: Barbra Streisand Makes History With No. 1 Album in Each of the Last Six Decades
by BWW News Desk
(9/23/2014) - Barbra Streisand has done it. Her new duets album PARTNERS hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart as of the week ending September 21, having sold 196,000 copies. The singer is now the first to nab No. 1 albums in each of the last six decades.
NBC Developing Pediatrician Comedy Series With Craig Zadan & Neil Meron
by TV News Desk
(9/23/2014) - According to Deadline, NBC is developing a comedy based on Beverly Hills pediatrician Dr. Scott W. Cohen's book "Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby's First Year".
San Francisco Opera's MEFISTOFELE Comes to DVD and Blu-ray Next Week
by BWW News Desk (CD/Books/DVDs)
(9/23/2014) - Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House, comes to audiences on DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2014 in San Francisco Opera's latest video release in partnership with EuroArts Music International.
First Floor Theater Announces Staff Changes; Sets MATT & BEN, 'AMERICAN POLITICS' & More for 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(9/23/2014) - Heading into its third season, First Floor Theater continues its commitment to visceral acting, immersive design, and collaborative dramaturgy with a new artistic process, refined mission statement and staff changes reflective of this new approach. This new process explores radical collaboration between actors and designers, where all are invited to define the world of the stories we stage.
Hale Center Theater Orem to Open DAMN YANKEES, 10/2
by BWW News Desk (Salt Lake City)
(9/23/2014) - Based on the novel 'The Year The Yankees Lost The Pennant' by Douglass Wallop, Damn Yankees the Broadway mega-hit and winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during the 1950s in Washington, D.C.
Flat Rock Playhouse to Present A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 10/2-26
by BWW News Desk (Charlotte)
(9/23/2014) - Flat Rock Playhouse and Eblen-Kimmel Charities presents the Tony Award winning musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, from October 2 - October 26 at the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. Part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love,' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer Broadway's greatest farce and one of the funniest musicals ever written, created by the legendary Stephen Sondheim and Larry Gelbart.
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL Show
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(9/23/2014) - Barrel of Monkeys invites you to celebrate the warmth and joy of the holiday season at THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: THE HOLIDAY SPECIAL, featuring a festive array of holiday-themed sketches like Santa and Taco Bell, The Crazy Reindeer, Snowmen From Pluto, Santa's Mean Day and many more -- all written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Scroll down for a sneak peek!
THE WALL and 'THE MUSE'S SONG' Set for NY Shakespeare Exchange Reading Series, 10/15-25
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(9/23/2014) - New York Shakespeare Exchange, producer of the internationally-acclaimed The Sonnet Project and ShakesBEER: NYC's Original Shakespearean Pub Crawl, is pleased to announce their upcoming 2 Plays. 1 Conversation Reading Series. The annual series, featuring lightly staged readings of two plays, explores the intersection of classical and contemporary theater and engages artists and audiences in an open dialogue about the place of Shakespeare in today's society.
BWW Interviews: Potomac Playmakers Production of PROOF to Feature the Mathematics of Mental Instability
by Johnna Leary (West Virginia)
(9/23/2014) - How can you prove to the people you love that your work is your own, when you can't even be sure of your own sanity? This is one of the key dramatic issues in the Potomac Playmaker's production of David Auburn's Pulitzer Prize winning drama, Proof, directed by Barb McCormick and premiering Friday, September 26 at the Hagerstown Women's Club.
John Eaton to Explore the Music of Jerome Kern at The Alden in McLean, 10/4
by BWW News Desk (Music - Washington, DC)
(9/23/2014) - Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton will return to The Alden at the McLean Community Center this fall with his popular program, "Jazz Masters with John Eaton." Eaton will present "The Master: The Glorious Songs of Jerome Kern" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for MCC tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue.
CM Performing Arts Center to Stage YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 10/10-11/2
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(9/23/2014) - It's alive! The electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film will leave you in stitches.
Photo Flash: First Look at New Line Theatre's BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk (St. Louis)
(9/23/2014) - New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running Oct. 2-25, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below!
LEAF Vodka Expands Distribution to Six States
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)
(9/23/2014) - LEAF Vodka is actively expanding distribution of its award winning vodka to a number of key markets in the U.S., according to Julius Criscione, National Sales and Marketing Director for Megapolis USA, the American subsidiary for Global Spirits, owners of LEAF Vodka. The markets include New York, Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan and Tennessee.
Leo Hurley's FARMER'S EYES ON CITY SKIES Set for The Duplex, 9/26
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(9/23/2014) - Composer Leo Hurley has announced his debut cabaret -- FARMER'S EYES ON CITY SKIES -- on September 26th at The Duplex. Tickets are on sale today.
Audition for The AG!D Intensive Professional Project YOU & GONE!, 10/4
by BWW News Desk (Dance - New Jersey)
(9/23/2014) - The AG!D Intensive Professional Project -- YOU & GONE! -- offers emerging and professional dancers and dance instructors an opportunity to investigate and experience the creative process and choreography of renowned choreographer Karole Armitage.
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of 42nd Street Moon's SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(9/23/2014) - 42nd Street Moon presents a 20th Anniversary edition of one of its earliest hits -- the hilarious farceSOMETHING FOR THE BOYS, November 26 - December 14, 2014. Press opening is set for November 29. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!
FIESTA NAVIDAD to Return to the Segerstrom Center, 12/23
by BWW News Desk (Music - Los Angeles)
(9/23/2014) - Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes back the world renowned, Grammy- winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano for a celebratory evening of Mexican and American holiday songs, inspired choreography performed by Folklor Pasio?n Mexicana as well as audience sing-alongs in Fiesta Navidad on December 23 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.
Utah Shakespeare to Mark 'Hunger Action Month' With SINGING FOR SUPPER Benefit, 10/2
by BWW News Desk (Salt Lake City)
(9/23/2014) - On account of September being Hunger Action Month, Utah Shakespeare Festival actors, musicians and company members will be hosting a special, one-night only benefit concert with all proceeds being donated to the local food pantry, the Iron County Care and Share. Singing for Supper will take place on October 2, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. at the Iron Gate Inn. Suggested donation at the door is $10 or $7 with six canned food items. The Iron Gate Inn is located at 100 North 200 West in Cedar City.
Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan at The Colonial Theatre on 10/16
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(9/23/2014) - Berkshire Theatre Group presents folk music duo Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, October 16 at 8pm. 'Fans and students of the banjo and fiddle know Stuart Duncan and Noam Pikelny as among the very finest to have ever plied their trade, with all the attendant awards and critical acclaim that entails. This should be a must see event!' -Bluegrass Today
Ryan Opera Center Announces 2015-16 Season Ensemble
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(9/23/2014) - Dan Novak, director of The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, have announced that soprano Diana Newman, mezzo-sopranos Lindsay Metzger and Annie Rosen, tenors Alec Carlson and Mingjie Lei, baritone Takaoki Onishi, and bass Patrick Guetti have been accepted into the prestigious program beginning April 27, 2015.
WHINGEING WOMEN to Play the King's Theatre Glasgow, Oct 9-11
by BWW News Desk (Scotland)
(9/23/2014) - Grumpy Old Women meets Mums the Word meets The Vagina Monologues meets Calendar Girls and even 50 Shades in this hilarious new production, WHINGEING WOMEN, at the King's Theatre Glasgow, Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 October 2014.
2014 Montreal English Theatre Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for Oct 20
by BWW News Desk (Montreal)
(9/23/2014) - In celebration of excellence in English-language theatre in Montreal, the Montreal English Theatre Awards Committee is pleased to release its list of 2013-2014 nominees. The second annual METAs gala will take place on Monday October 20th at 7:45pm at the Rialto Theatre (5723 avenue du Parc).
Photo Flash: First Look at York Little Theatre's GREASE
by BWW News Desk (Central Pennsylvania)
(9/23/2014) - GREASE is the word at York Little Theatre (YLT) now through October 5. YLT'S GREASE is ready to rock its way onto the main stage to start the theatre's 82nd season with a cast and crew of over 35, a two story set with a full size Greased Lightning car, special permission and rights to add the movie songs that are not normally performed in the stage version, and heart thumping choreography. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
THE SECRET GARDEN to Begin 10/10 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(9/23/2014) - An 11-year-old girl is about to bring some joyful changes to a household desperately in need of better times. Pierrot Productions presents the Tony Award-winning musical based on the children's classic, "The Secret Garden," at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre.
The Marlowe Theatre Up for UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(9/23/2014) - The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, is encouraging everyone to vote for it in the UK's Most Welcoming Theatre Award.