Theatre + Broadway News
BWW Blog: Jon Drake of DIRTY DANCING National Tour - Busy Week|
by Guest Blogger: Jon Drake (Cincinnati)
(10/2/2014) - Hi all!
Photo Coverage: First Look At Knight And Donnelly in MEMPHIS!
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)
(10/2/2014) - Take a sneak peek at these new pics of Memphis, starring Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly!
Webseries THE RESIDUALS' KickStarter is Fully Funded, Still Plenty of Rewards Left
by The Residuals
(10/2/2014) - THE RESIDUALS' KickStarter is currently 96% funded, but it's not there yet. So, check out their page and help push them over the top. Recently Gillian said, 'I feel like this is our George Bailey moment. Except that we won't be going to jail if we don't hit our goal. But the gratitude that George feels as his cousin is tallying up everyone's money is just about exactly how I feel.'
BWW Reviews: FRANCES RUFFELLE - PARIS ORIGINAL, St James Theatre Studio, October 1 2014
by Gary Naylor (UK / West End)
(10/2/2014) - Gary Naylor sees a fine cabaret that jumps in and out of French and English language songs before finishing with a classic in any language. You'll regret it if you miss it!
BWW TV: Entre Amig@s - 'Furtivo'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez (Spain)
(10/2/2014) - Fabian va a ver a Hector porque despues de esas reuniones... Ha estado super liado y ya pues mejor en persona.
TRIVIA 6: Win A Pair of Tickets to POTTED POTTER Tomorrow, 10/3
by Oliver Oliveros (Philippines)
(10/2/2014) - Back by magical demand, POTTED POTTER: The Unauthorized Harry Experience (A Parody by Dan and Jeff) returns to Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza in Makati City until Sunday, October 5. Good news, theater fans, #pottedpottermnl and BroadwayWorld.com (BWW) are hosting a trivia challenge, where a you can win a pair of tickets to the show tomorrow, October 3, at 5 p.m.! Winner will be drawn today!
BWW Reviews: SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE, Divorced From Emotions
by Michael Dale (Off-Broadway)
(10/2/2014) - Director Ivo van Hove has three pairs of actors simultaneously playing out Bergman's dissolving partnership.
Carl Labove and April Macie Appear at Side Splitters in Tampa This Month
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Miami)
(10/2/2014) - Side Splitters Comedy Club (12938 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618) has announced its upcoming headliners for the month of October. Details below!
BEAUTIFUL Cast Members Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk
(10/2/2014) - Tonight, October 2nd, Broadway Sessions welcomes cast members from Beautiful The Carole King Musical.
7 Stages Presents THE DOCTOR, THE DEVIL, & MY DAD, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk (Atlanta)
(10/2/2014) - Once upon a time, a legendary sci-fi television icon and an infamous biblical villain descended upon a woman trapped by her grief. This is the premise of 7 Stages' latest production by Atlanta playwright Suehyla El-Attar, The Doctor, The Devil, & My Dad, today, Oct. 2-26.
The Theater Project Presents Three School-Centered Plays, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(10/2/2014) - The Theater Project may be on a mission to find out whether there's a limit to the number of roles one actor can play in a single production. Each of the next three plays presented by The Theater Project will challenge a cast member's metamorphosis quotient.
Author Walter Newkirk Talks GREY GARDENS Doc, Musical and HBO Film in Chatham Today
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(10/2/2014) - Today, October 2 at 12:30pm Senior Services of the Chatham's in Chatham, NJ welcomes Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia : A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens for a lecture about Grey Gardens: the critically acclaimed documentary, the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, and the Emmy and Golden Globe winning HBO film film starring Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange. A free screening of the HBO film will be presented followed by a Q&A session with Walter, an expert on all things Grey Gardens.
Clarence Brown Theatre Presents THE MIRACLE WORKER, Now thru 10/19
by BWW News Desk (Nashville)
(10/2/2014) - Few stories are as timeless -- or reveal the courage and resilience of the human spirit -- as 'The Miracle Worker,' which will run on the Clarence Brown Theatre mainstage today, October 2 - 19, 2014.
Hale Center Theater Orem Opens DAMN YANKEES Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Salt Lake City)
(10/2/2014) - 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 Presents A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk (Charlotte)
(10/2/2014) - Flat Rock Playhouse and Eblen-Kimmel Charities presents the Tony Award winning musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, from today, 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.
Utah Shakespeare Marks 'Hunger Action Month' With SINGING FOR SUPPER Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Salt Lake City)
(10/2/2014) - 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 tonight, 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.
Group .BR Presents INFINITE WHILE IT LASTS, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(10/2/2014) - What would happen if we all decided to love and let ourselves be loved without any limitations? Infinite While It Lasts, a play conceived by Group .BR and inspired by the works of the founding father of the Bossa Nova, Brazilian poet and composer Vinicius De Moraes, explores this idea of uninhibited love, no matter how temporary.
Jet City Improv Presents CLUES, Now thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Seattle)
(10/2/2014) - This fall, Jet City Improv is putting out the heavy candlesticks and dusting up the parlor once again for the return of the hit murder mystery, Clues.
Ridgefield Playhouse Welcomes The Bangles Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Music - Connecticut)
(10/2/2014) - With catchy lyrics and unforgettable hooks, 'Manic Monday' became The Bangles' first hit, charting on the No. 2 spot in the United States. Other Bangles hits include 'If She Knew What She Wants',' and the smash dance track 'Walk Like an Egyptian'. One of the greatest all-female bands, The Bangles will make everyone want to get up and dance at The Ridgefield Playhouse tonight, October 2, at 8 p.m.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens Tonight at Judson Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk (Raleigh)
(10/2/2014) - Two weeks from tonight is opening night for the Judson Theatre Company production of To Kill a Mockingbird, the final show of JTC's 2014 season. The production will open tonight, October 2 and run through Sunday, October 5 at Owens Auditorium at Sandhills Community College, located at 3395 Airport Road in Pinehurst.
Arches LIVE 2014 Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk (Scotland)
(10/2/2014) - The Arches' annual festival of new work by Scotland's most exciting performance makers is back, featuring artists brought together by a shared determination to subvert and surprise.
UCT Drama Stages Howard Barker's WOUNDS TO THE FACE, Now thru 7 Oct
by BWW News Desk (South Africa)
(10/2/2014) - The University of Cape Town's Drama Department will present a production of Howard Barker's WOUNDS TO THE FACE, directed by Geoffrey Hyland, who recently directed a highly acclaimed production of the same playwright's SLOWLY.
Basetrack Live Comes to Harris Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Sacramento)
(10/2/2014) - Basetrack Live is a unique and ambitious theatrical collaboration between award-winning theatre company En Garde Arts and corpsmen from Marine 1/8. It explores the impact of modern warfare on soldiers, their families and communities across the U.S.A. Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is proud to be among the few performing centers previewing this new work before it premieres on Veterans Day 2014 at the internationally renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Candoco Dance Company's PLAYING ANOTHER to Kick Off UK Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(10/2/2014) - Candoco Dance Company, the acclaimed contemporary dance company of disabled and non-disabled dancers, is twisting perceptions of what dance is, who can dance and who enjoys it in Playing Another, an evening of two new full company works that will be touring nationally this Autumn. PLAYING ANOTHER, featuring Let's Talk About Dis and Notturnino, will be on tour today 2 October - 10 December in London, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Lancaster and Salford.
About...Productions Presents PROPERTIES OF SILENCE Reading at Pasadena Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(10/2/2014) - About...Productions presents a concert reading of the critically-acclaimed drama 'Properties of Silence', about Mexican poet Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz as part of AxS Festival 2014. Admission is FREE.
CSO's Free Happy Hour Concert Series Returns Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Cleveland)
(10/2/2014) - Due to its success last season, the Columbus Symphony will continue its Happy Hour free concert series in the 2014-15. The first concert will feature guest conductor Stephen Squires tonight, October 2, at the Ohio Theatre. The performance will last approximately 90 minutes and feature Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music, Stacy Garrop's Thunderwalker, and Mozart's Symphony No. 40. The 2014-15 Happy Hour concert series is presented by PNC Arts Alive with additional support from Watershed Distillery and the Johnstone Fund for New Music.
University of Adelaide Presents HANSEL AND GRETEL Opera, Now thru Oct 5
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Adelaide)
(10/2/2014) - Elder Hall presents its first fully-staged opera in its 100+ year history: Hansel and Gretel, By Engelbert Humperdinck, today, Oct. 2-5, performed by Two Casts from The Elder Vocal School, The Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Keith Crellin OAM Conductor David Lampard, Director and Designer and Guila Tiver, Producer.
New Line Theatre Opens Season with BONNIE & CLYDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk (St. Louis)
(10/2/2014) - 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 tonight, Oct. 2-25, 2014.
Illusion Theater Presents JEFFREY HATCHER'S HAMLET, Now thru 10/25
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)
(10/2/2014) - JEFFREY HATCHER'S HAMLET, the latest piece by Minnesota's own acclaimed playwright, was originally seen in a workshop as part of the Illusion Theater's 2013 Fresh Ink series. Last winter, it hit the road for a successful tour throughout Minnesota. Now, the one-man show comes full circle, back at the Illusion for its premiere and first full-run staging from today, October 2-25 during the theater's 40th anniversary season.
Davidson Community Players Present DIXIE SWIM CLUB, Now thru 10/9
by BWW News Desk (Charlotte)
(10/2/2014) - The best things about friends? They know all your faults and still love you. This October come meet the Dixie Swim Club. Five Southern women, whose friendships began on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every summer to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on the Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The play takes place over four weekends spanning three decades. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on each other to get through the challenges that life flings at them.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE Runs Now thru 11/2 at Pittsburgh Public Theater
by BWW News Desk (Pittsburgh)
(10/2/2014) - The Glass Menagerie was the first play produced by Pittsburgh Public Theater when it opened on September 17, 1975. Now the company begins its 40th anniversary Season of Legends with a brand-new production of Tennessee Williams' masterpiece. Directed by Pamela Berlin, The Glass Menagerie runs today, October 2 - November 2, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District.
WRITTEN IN THE SAND Begins Tonight at Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(10/2/2014) - Karen Finley, a name synonymous with performance art, will present the New York premiere of her new work WRITTEN IN THE SAND at Baruch Performing Arts Center on beginning tonight, October 2. WRITTEN IN THE SAND includes performance pieces and writings on AIDS Finley wrote between 1983 and 1994, many performed publicly for the first time. Opening night, October 2, is a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets for opening night are $40 and include a champagne afterparty with Ms. Finley; the remaining dates are $30 (students and seniors $20 at the box office only). Tickets are available online at www.SpinCycleNYC.com and by phone at 212-352-3101.
The Hungarian Cultural Center New York Presents Modern Art Orchestra & Dave Liebman Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Classical - New York City)
(10/2/2014) - Hungary's internationally renowned Modern Art Orchestra is joined by legendary saxophonist Dave Liebman for a special one-night engagement at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Symphony Space tonight, October 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., sponsored by the Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center New York.
Sigourney Weaver Hosts THIRTEEN's Weekly Series THEATER CLOSE UP, Premiering Tonight
by TV News Desk
(10/2/2014) - Beyond the bright lights of Broadway - the electric signage that led to its moniker as 'The Great White Way' -- exists another world: Off-Broadway, a varied and rich wellspring of creativity and innovation.
Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running Now thru 10/12
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(10/2/2014) - Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre today, October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda.