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Hottest Articles on BWW from Wednesday, Jul. 30|
(7/30/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
BWW Review: A Clevelander's View of the Stratford Theater Festival - A Season of Being Pushed to the Edge
by Roy Berko (Cleveland)
(7/30/2014) - The Stratford Festival of Canada, whose present artistic director is Atoni Cimolino, started on July 13, 1953, when Sir Alec Guiness walked onto a stage located in a large tent and spoke the first lines of what has become the internationally-recognized celebration of theatre. Now housed in five theatres, offering plays and other entertainment from late April to November, Stratford is the largest repertoire theatre in North America. The offerings are not only the writings of Shakespeare, but a variety of classical and contemporary works, including musicals.
BWW Review: Cyrano May Be Ready for the Stage, But CYRANO Is Not
by Jeff Davis (Austin)
(7/30/2014) - I wish I had Cyrano de Bergerac's way with words. If I did, maybe it would be easier to write what I'm about to say here. City Theatre's current production of the Edmond Rostand classic, Cyrano de Bergerac has several of the elements that a show needs to succeed. It has an incomparable lead actor, two amiable supporting leads, and a text beloved by many a theatergoer. Still, due to a lackluster ensemble and odd directing choices, the production fails to gel or leave a positive impression.
Andre Kasten, Jacob Jonas and Lindsay Nelko to Showcase Work at Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, 8/4-7
by BWW News Desk (Dance - New York City)
(7/30/2014) - Capezio A.C.E. Award Winners Festival, a competition dedicated to introducing the next generation of emerging and influential choreographers, announces its lineup for the winners performance festival, August 4 - August 7 at Ailey Citigroup Theater (405 West 55th Street at 9thAvenue).
Marin Shakespeare Co. to Stage AN IDEAL HUSBAND, 8/15-9/27
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(7/30/2014) - Marin Shakespeare continues its 25th Silver Season with Oscar Wilde's wonderfully witty story 'An Ideal Husband', a play about scandal, seduction and insider trading, directed by Robert Currier.
THE DISAPPEARING QUARTERBACK, HOLD THESE TRUTHS and More Set for Plays & Players' 2014-15 Season of One-Person Shows
by BWW News Desk (Philadelphia)
(7/30/2014) - Plays & Players, a Philadelphia institution for over 100 years, offers you theater that reflects our city. For the 2014-15 season, we take a look at what a single voice can and can't do. Those who speak up, those who speak out, and those who remain silent. Five one person shows. A chorus of voices. Join us in these amazing stories told with passion, humor, and strength.
Kat Wildish to Present Performing in NY Showcase at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 8/16-17
by BWW News Desk (Dance - New York City)
(7/30/2014) - Kat Wildish will present a 'Performing in NY Showcase' on August 16th at 7 p.m. and August 17th at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue), NYC.
Jake Simpson to Bring ISN'T HE LOVELY to Martinis Above Fourth, 8/7
by BWW News Desk (Music - San Diego)
(7/30/2014) - On Thursday, August 7 at 8:00 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage in San Diego is presenting R & B Soul Singer, Star Search Winner and "Oprah Discovered" Jake Simpson in "Isn't He Lovely - A Look back at the Wondrous Life of Stevie Wonder."
Film Society of Lincoln Center to Premiere THE DOG: IMAGES OF A REAL BAD BOY Exhibition, 8/6
by Movies News Desk (New York City)
(7/30/2014) - Drafthouse Films and the Film Society of Lincoln Center are thrilled to announce the Gallery opening of The Dog: Images of a Real Bad Boy - Photographs By Marcia Resnick, in conjunction with the theatrical release of Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's documentary The Dog.
William Peace University Renews with North Carolina Presenters Consortium for 2014-15
by BWW News Desk (Raleigh)
(7/30/2014) - William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, has announced its renewal as a member of the North Carolina Presenters Consortium (NCPC). Founded in 1991, NCPC is a not-for-profit membership association comprised of professional performing arts presenting organizations throughout North Carolina, and industry professionals from NC and beyond, who share the mission of bringing artists and audiences together. NCPC is supported by member dues, program fees, and grant subsidy from the North Carolina Arts Council. Additional in-kind support is provided by its NC statewide project partner, OUR STATE Magazine.
Carm Grisolla and Tom Hickey to Star in Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFE, Running 9/14-10/14
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(7/30/2014) - Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland have announced the first production in their 2014 - 2015 Hugen Hall season, Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler's Fail/Safe, adapted for the stage by ensemble members Nikki Klix and Anderson Lawfer, September 14 to October 14, direction by Anderson Lawfer at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street.
American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(7/30/2014) - Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love.
Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(7/30/2014) - Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season.
5 Seconds of Summer Comes to Hershey Next August; Tickets on Sale 8/5
by BWW News Desk (Music - Pennsylvania)
(7/30/2014) - Pop punk sensations 5 Seconds of Summer announced today their massive 2015 Rock Out With Your Socks Out Tour in support of their Billboard chart-topping, self-titled debut album. The band's first-ever North American headlining tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation and presented by Nabisco will perform at Hersheypark Stadium on Saturday, August 29, 2015.
Actors Co-Op to Present THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD at the Crossley Theatre, 9/17-10/26
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(7/30/2014) - Actors Co-op announces its first show in its 2014-2015 season (and 23rd year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with an immersive and environmental production of the five-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical 'Whodunit,' THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, choreography by Julie Hall, musical direction by Jake Anthony and directed by Stephen Van Dorn. THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD will begin previews on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 at 8pm and will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 26 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood.
Tweet Night Returns to Cygnet Theatre During 8/1 Performance of PAGEANT
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(7/30/2014) - After Cygnet's first successful TWEET Night with Spring Awakening, the theatre is once again inviting audience members to 'keep their phones on during the show!' at PAGEANT on Friday, August 1st at 8 p.m. The cast and crew will also be live-posting.
Review Roundup: Second Stage's SEX WITH STRANGERS
by Review Roundups (Off-Broadway)
(7/30/2014) - Second Stage Theatre continues its 35th Anniversary Season with Laura Eason's SEX WITH STRANGERS, directed by David Schwimmer and featuring Anna Gunn and Billy Magnussen. The show opens tonight, July 30, off-Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say...
Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(7/30/2014) - Cape Rep Theatre presents THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, the Tony Award winning musical by Craig Lucas (book) and Adam Guettel (music) running now through August 23, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Continues Tomorrow at 54 Below with Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Christine Pedi and More
by BWW News Desk
(7/30/2014) - Tomorrow night, July 31, is the second of three performances of 'Villain: DeBlanks' benefitting BC/EFA. Written by Billy Mitchell, "Villain: DeBlanks" is a late-night fundraiser where the cast needs the audience as much as the audience loves the cast.
Ariella Serur's NOW I KNOW to Feature Songs by Gasparini, Oliver and More, 8/8 & 8/17
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(7/30/2014) - Join actor/singer Ariella Serur for her cabaret debut as she explores the many discoveries of love as expressed by some of the most exciting writers in today's world of musical theater. 'NOW I KNOW: Ariella Serur Sings Love Songs Of The Contemporary Musical Theater' comes to Don't Tell Mama NYC, 343 West 46th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues on Friday, August 8th, 7pm and Sunday, August 17th, 4pm. Directed by Max Friedman.
Photo Flash: First Look at Iris Theatre's ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(7/30/2014) - After last summer's critical success with a promenade adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Iris Theatre are returning to the gardens and grounds of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden for a sixth year of family-friendly theatre, and its sequel, Alice through the Looking Glass. Alice through the Looking Glass, by Lewis Carroll in a new adaptation by Daniel Winder and Candida Caldcott, will be presented from today, 30 July - Saturday 30 August. Press night is Monday 4 August at 7 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below!
Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk (Kansas City)
(7/30/2014) - Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available.
John Goodman to Join Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in TRUMBO Film?
by Movies News Desk
(7/30/2014) - The Wrap reports that John Goodman is in negotiations to join previously announced cast members Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren in Jay Roach's upcoming indie drama film TRUMBO. The movie is based on the life of blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo.
Photo Flash: First Look at Tiler Peck in Title Role of Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)
(7/30/2014) - The Kennedy Center just released a photo of Tiler Peck in the title role of Little Dancer and you can check it out below! The costuming and pose reflect that of Edgar Degas' masterpiece, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, which may be viewed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. The Gallery will mount a special exhibition of the statue beginning October 5 in conjunction with the musical.
Photo Flash: First Look at Cortland Rep's SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Central New York)
(7/30/2014) - For the fourth show in their 43rd annual summer season, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the New York State premiere of the new mystery/comedy 'Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily' by Katie Forgette. Performances will run from tonight, July 30th, through August 9th with evening performances at 7:30 PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
ANNIE's Jamie Foxx to Headline Mike Tyson Biopic
by Movies News Desk
(7/30/2014) - According to Variety, the upcoming ANNIE film's Jamie Foxx will star in a new biographical movie about the life of boxer Mike Tyson.
BWW Recap: SYTYCD Eliminates Four, Announces All-Stars! Full Results!
by Matt Tamanini
(7/30/2014) - I am all kinds of conflicted coming into tonight's 'So You Think You Can Dance.' At the end of this week's episode, we have to lose four dancers to get to the Top-10. Now, I am all for getting straight to the Top-10 partnering with the All-Stars, but the prospect of dropping four is a little scary. At this point in the season, there are still a number of really talented individuals that haven't seemed to catch on yet, and I'm afraid with four cuts that someone really good is going to go home tonight. So, we shall see.
Mike Birbiglia to THANK GOD FOR JOKES at BAM This Fall
by BWW News Desk
(7/30/2014) - On Friday, September 5 at 8pm, comedian Mike Birbiglia comes to the BAM stage with THANK GOD FOR JOKES, a new show about jokes and how they can get you in trouble. The performance takes place in the Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House.
VIDEO: Sneak Peek at John Leguizamo, Billy Joel, Kim Cattrall and More in PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS: THE BOOMER LIST
by TV News Desk
(7/30/2014) - From the time of its birth, the baby boomer generation (1946-1964) has significantly and uniquely changed our world. 2014 marks an important shift in American culture, as the last boomers turn 50. American Masters: The Boomer List, premiering nationwide Tuesday, September 23, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), tells the story of this influential generation through the lives of 19 iconic boomers-one born each year of the baby boom-including New Age guru Deepak Chopra (b. 1947), singer-songwriter Billy Joel (b. 1949), fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger (b. 1951), author Amy Tan (b. 1952), actor Kim Cattrall (b. 1956), environmentalist Erin Brockovich (b. 1960) and artist David LaChapelle (b. 1963). Click below for a sneak preview of the documentary!
Photo Flash: SSMT's 'Practically Perfect' MARY POPPINS Flies Into Final Week
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)
(7/30/2014) - Tickets are flying out the door for Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre's (SSMT) practically perfect musical Mary Poppins, which opened to sold-out audiences and standing ovations last week and continues its run for eight more performances through August 3. Scroll down for new photos from the production!