Theatre + Broadway News
BWW Review: Three's Company in Garden Theatre's BOEING BOEING|
by Matt Tamanini (Orlando)
(3/31/2015) - There is a lot wrong with the central conceit of Marc Camoletti's farce BOEING BOEING, playing at the Garden Theatre through April 4th. Set in Paris in 1963, Bernard, an insatiable womanizer (likely with undiagnosed obsessive compulsive disorder) has figured out that the best way to reap the benefits of having three live-in fiancees without any of them knowing about each other is to only propose to flight attendants on conflicting schedules. From there, the jokes nearly write themselves as schedules change and weather delays departures. Directed by Keith Smith, the Garden Theatre's six-person cast bounces through the madcap comedy with an abundant joy, despite all of the outdated gender politics. BOEING BOEING, translated from the original French by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans, stands up well as a time-capsule from a different time with a different perspective, and if you can get past the show's uncomfortable premise, you are sure to enjoy its charming cast and taut direction.
Raven Theatre's THE BIRD FEEDER DOESN'T KNOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(3/31/2015) - In Todd Bauer's world premiere play, The Bird Feeder Doesn't Know, an adult son living with cerebral palsy and dealing with the needs and demands of his aging parents learns that it's easier for birds to leave the nest than it is for humans to break away from their parents.. This tragicomic three-character play was developed by Raven Theatre Company [WORKING TITLE] New Play Development Series.
Syndee Winters Pays Tribute to Lena Horne at Duane Park NYC Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(3/31/2015) - For a second time, Broadway's Syndee Winters (Pippin, Motown:The Musical, The Lion King) will Grace the stage at the elegant Duane Park NYC with her one woman concert, 'LENA - A Moment with A Lady', celebrating American icon Lena Horne, tonight, March 31st, 7pm. Guest are invited to the decadent supper club for an exquisite 3 course dinner and the one night only performance by Winters and her enchanting jazz band.
Akashic Books and More Present Launch Event for LOVING DONOVAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)
(3/31/2015) - Akashic Books, Mosaic Literary Magazine, the African American Literature Book Club, Go On Girl! Book Club, Greenlight Bookstore & BRIC's Stoop Series present the launch event for Loving Donovan! Featuring author BERNICE L. McFADDEN in conversation with longtime friend TERRY McMILLAN (Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back). Moderated by TRACEY SMITH of Go On Girl! Book Club.
DVR Alert: THE AUDIENCE's Helen Mirren Visits Today's LIVE
by TV News Desk
(3/31/2015) - Helen Mirren, currently starring in Peter Morgan's The Audience on Broadway, will visit LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL today, March 31, 2015.
Rory Kennedy's LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM Hosts Two Public Screenings in Detroit
by TV News Desk (Detroit)
(3/31/2015) - There have been many movies and documentaries produced about the war in Vietnam, but none as inspiring and heart-wrenching as Rory Kennedy's Oscar-nominated film, Last Days in Vietnam, airing on Detroit Public Television/Ch. 56 on April 28 at 9 p.m. Presented by American Experience, the film tells the story of the final evacuation -- those who escaped and those who were left behind.
Reminder: Nominations for TONY AWARDS' Excellence in Theatre Education Award Due Today
by BWW News Desk
(3/31/2015) - The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University are looking for the teachers who create the next generation of theatre artists.
VSC Closes Season with BREATH & IMAGINATION, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk (Norfolk)
(3/31/2015) - Virginia Stage Company (VSC) will present its final show of the season, running tonight, March 31st through April 19th. Breath & Imagination, directed by Saundra McClain is the true and inspirational story of the life and struggles of Roland Hayes, the first African American classical vocalist of world renown. VSC's production will feature Travis Pratt, who appeared on season 8 of America's Got Talent, in the role of Hayes, and marks the first time a true tenor has portrayed this role. The show features operatic, classical and spiritual music.
'A CONNECTICUT YANKEE' Comes to West Cape May Elementary School Today
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(3/31/2015) - Today, March 31 at 7:00p.m., this Mark Twain classic adapted by East Lynne Theater Company's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth, will be performed by students at West Cape May Elementary School, 301 Moore Street, under Stahlhuth's direction.
The Rep Presents THE DINING ROOM PLAY PROJECT Tonight at Emmanuel Episcopal Church
by BWW News Desk (St. Louis)
(3/31/2015) - Members of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Congregation B'nai Amoona and teaching artists from The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis will present The Dining Room Play Project at Emmanuel Episcopal Church's Parish Hall, 9 South Bompart Avenue, Webster Groves, MO, tonight, March 31, from 7pm - 9pm. The event is free and open to the public. A reception, including a discussion with the congregations, teaching artists and audience will follow the presentations.
Geva Theatre Center Presents THE MOUNTAINTOP, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk (Buffalo)
(3/31/2015) - Geva Theatre Center presents The Mountaintop - a soul-stirring reimagining of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last night on earth by playwright Katori Hall, directed by Skip Greer. The Mountaintop begins performances tonight, March 31, opens April 4 (the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination), and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through April 26.
CORONATION STREET's Wendi Peters Stars in OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR at Belgrade Theatre, Now thru April 4
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(3/31/2015) - Following a sold-out run in spring 2014, Terry Johnson's hit revival of Oh What A Lovely War will visit the Belgrade Theatre from today 31st Mar - Sat 4th Apr as part of a major new U.K tour. It will be produced by Christopher Malcolm Productions Ltd and Matthew Mitchell.
ANNIE National Tour Comes to the Orpheum Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)
(3/31/2015) - The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Annie is coming to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre today, March 31- April 5, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. ). Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the historic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center.
VIDEO: Susan Sarandon and More Star in AOL's CONNECTED, Beginning Today
by TV News Desk
(3/31/2015) - AOL Originals will launch their new digital series, CONNECTED, today, March 31. Click below to watch the trailer, featuring stage vet Susan Sarandon and more!
Harold Sanditen Kicks Off World Tour of FLYIN' HIGH Today
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(3/31/2015) - Harold Sanditen, the versatile performer and host of the uber-popular Open Mic Night at London's Crazy Coqs, is taking his newest show, Flyin' High, on, as he puts it, 'a California tour that now includes London, New York, Paris and Montenegro.'
MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Plays Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk (Tempe)
(3/31/2015) - Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will present the international smash hit Menopause The Musical for an eight-show engagement, today, March 31 to April 5, in the Virginia G. Piper Theater.
Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to Heinz Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Pittsburgh)
(3/31/2015) - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to Pittsburgh. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, from tonight, March 31 to Sunday, April 5, 2015, as a season special part of the 2014-2015 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. This production is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony, and Broadway Across America.
'Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin' Opens Today at MAD
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(3/31/2015) - On view from today, March 31 to August 30, 2015, Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin is the first museum exhibition to explore the work of renowned New York-based designer Ralph Pucci, widely regarded for his innovative approach to the familiar form of the mannequin.
Asolo Repertory Theatre Presents SOTTO VOCE, Now thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk (St. Petersburg)
(3/31/2015) - Asolo Repertory Theatre recently announced a casting update for its upcoming production of SOTTO VOCE. Marcel Mascaro will be playing the role of 'Saquiel/Ariel'.
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to The Buell Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Denver)
(3/31/2015) - Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy present the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, which plays The Buell Theatre tonight, March 31-April 19 only. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below!
MARY POPPINS Flies Over the Rooftops of Summerlin Library & Performing Arts Center, Now thru 4/25
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)
(3/31/2015) - Expect the winds to change as Signature Productions brings everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny to the stage for a 'Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' musical adventure. 'Mary Poppins' is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center tonight, March 31 for a limited engagement of four weeks through April 25. Opening Night is Friday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Disney's THE LION KING Roars Into Cincinnati Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Cincinnati)
(3/31/2015) - Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway in Cincinnati present Disney's THE LION KING at the Aronoff Center stage tonight, March 31 for a limited engagement of 4 weeks through Sunday, April 26.
InDepth InterView: Morgan James Talks HUNTER, NYC Concert, Viral Videos, European Tour, Dream Roles & Theatre Background
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/31/2015) - Today we are talking to one of the biggest stars to break out of Broadway and make a major mark on the music scene in recent years thanks to her hit album HUNTER and an ever-expanding series of incredibly impressive viral music videos, the soulful and passionate Morgan James. Discussing the impetus behind many of the selections on HUNTER as well as sharing stories of how the album all came together, James generously details the process in creating her first album of original material while looking ahead to this week's live concert event at the Highline Ballroom which will showcase many of the standouts from the album as well as some special surprises. Furthermore, James opens up about her growing series of music videos covering many classic pop and R&B songs, both vintage and brand new, as well as the worldwide acclaim she has received for them - enough to inspire a recent European tour with innovative music collective Postmodern Jukebox, as matter of fact. Plus, James gives the 411 on her theatre background and Juilliard training while also reflecting on some of her Broadway appearances in musicals such as MOTOWN, GODSPELL, THE ADDAMS FAMILY and WONDERLAND while also commenting on some dream roles she would ideally enjoy pursuing in the future, near and far. All of that, thoughts on social media, favorite albums and much, much more!
New Musicals CAKE OFF and GIRLSTAR Will Premiere at Signature Theatre; Full 2015-16 Season Announced!
by BroadwayWorld TV (Washington, DC)
(3/30/2015) - Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2015/16 season. Signature's 26th season continues our commitment to presenting new works and reinventing great American musicals. We're proud that this season also highlights daring new plays by female playwrights, stated Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. I'm excited to work with so many talented artists in the coming year.
11th NYC Musical Saw Festival Comes to Astoria, 5/30
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)
(3/30/2015) - The 11th Annual NYC Musical Saw Festival is set for Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 2 p.m. in Astoria.
Gillian English's GET AROUND ME Comes to Theatre Elusive, May 3-4
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)
(3/30/2015) - The Theatre Elusive presents Get Around Me, written & performed by Gillian English at the Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, on May 3 at 8:00pm and May 4 at 8:00pm.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES Movie, Starring Lily James, Sets Feb 2016 Release
by Movies News Desk
(3/30/2015) - Variety writes that PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, starring CINDERELLA's Lily James and Sam Riley, will hit theaters on February 19, 2016, via Screen Gems.
'THE DEVILISH CHILDREN' to Play the Dream Laboratory This May
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(3/30/2015) - Dream Theatre Company announces the next production of 2015 -- The Devilish Children (and the Civilizing Process) written by Dream Theatre Company Artistic Director, Jeremy Menekseoglu in 2009 and based on the cautionary fables written by German psychiatrist, Heinrich Hoffman, in Struwwelpeter.
OH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)
(3/30/2015) - Musicals Tonight! has announced its 2015-16 season. Scroll down for details!
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Commedia Beauregard's MASTER WORKS: THE INTUIT PLAYS
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(3/30/2015) - Commedia Beauregard is pleased to present MASTER WORKS: The Intuit Plays, six new short plays inspired by pieces of artwork from the permanent collection of one of Chicago's most fascinating museums, Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Curated by company member kClare Kemock*, the six plays will be performed April 2 - 11, 2015 at the museum itself, allowing the audience members to view the works of art firsthand. Guests will also have an opportunity to vote for 'Audience Favorite' and 'Best Translation.' The press opening is Thursday, April 2 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Quattro to Perform at TOPAC, 4/24
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Los Angeles)
(3/30/2015) - It's "classical with an edge" when Quattro performs at the Scherr Forum Theatre, Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm.
Chaka Khan, Stephanie Mills, Culture Club and More Set for NJPAC This Summer
by BWW News Desk (Music - New Jersey)
(3/30/2015) - Get ready for a spectacular summer at New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark, New Jersey announces new shows!
NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!
Craig Zadan Offers Update On Next NBC Live Musical; Announcement Monday?
Tale As Old As Time- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Company Takes Shape; Meet the Cast!
STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from La Mirada's CARRIE THE MUSICAL!
BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Back in the Habit!