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STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!
Posted: Aug. 22, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Broadway's Resident 'Jean Valjean,' Ramin Karimloo, Takes ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeSTAGE TUBE: Broadway's Resident 'Jean Valjean,' Ramin Karimloo, Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Posted: Aug. 22, 2014


Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
Posted: Aug. 26, 2014


STAGE TUBE: 'Challenge Ice-cepted!' Tony Winner Neil Patrick Harris Takes ALS Ice Bucket ChallengeSTAGE TUBE: 'Challenge Ice-cepted!' Tony Winner Neil Patrick Harris Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Posted: Aug. 22, 2014


'The World Will Know!' The Original Cast of NEWSIES - Where Are They Now?'The World Will Know!' The Original Cast of NEWSIES - Where Are They Now?
Posted: Aug. 23, 2014


BWW TV: Boggess, Iglehart, Cantone, Skinner, Murney & More Go Back In Time in NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Concert!BWW TV: Boggess, Iglehart, Cantone, Skinner, Murney & More Go Back In Time in NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Concert!
Posted: Aug. 25, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Watch the NEWSIES Cast Take Their FINAL Energetic Curtain Call!STAGE TUBE: Watch the NEWSIES Cast Take Their FINAL Energetic Curtain Call!
Posted: Aug. 24, 2014


FLASH FRIDAY: Andrew Rannells Rocks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCHFLASH FRIDAY: Andrew Rannells Rocks HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
Posted: Aug. 22, 2014


GLEE's Lea Michele Joining AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW?GLEE's Lea Michele Joining AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW?
Posted: Aug. 27, 2014


Emmys 2014: Jessica Lange Wins 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie'Emmys 2014: Jessica Lange Wins 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie'
Posted: Aug. 25, 2014


SYTYCD Recap: Final Four Dazzle in Performance Finale; 8/27 Full Results!SYTYCD Recap: Final Four Dazzle in Performance Finale; 8/27 Full Results!
Posted: Aug. 27, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy AwardsSTAGE TUBE: Billy Crystal Honors Robin Williams at 2014 Emmy Awards
Posted: Aug. 25, 2014


BWW Profile: THE NORMAL HEART from Tony-Winning Play to Emmy-Nominated FilmBWW Profile: THE NORMAL HEART from Tony-Winning Play to Emmy-Nominated Film
Posted: Aug. 25, 2014


UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery ScareUPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery Scare
Posted: Aug. 28, 2014


Shuberts to Build NEW Broadway Theatre?Shuberts to Build NEW Broadway Theatre?
Posted: Aug. 22, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Watch New Music Video for Julian Velard's 'No One's Getting Married Tonight'STAGE TUBE: Watch New Music Video for Julian Velard's 'No One's Getting Married Tonight'
Posted: Aug. 27, 2014


New Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In INTO THE WOODSNew Production Photo Of Meryl Streep In INTO THE WOODS
Posted: Aug. 28, 2014


The Bottom Line- Broadway Bids Farewell to NEWSIES!The Bottom Line- Broadway Bids Farewell to NEWSIES!
Posted: Aug. 24, 2014


Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Broadway's Reimagined SIDE SHOW!Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Broadway's Reimagined SIDE SHOW!
Posted: Aug. 25, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Following Hometown ConcertSTAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Following Hometown Concert
Posted: Aug. 24, 2014


BWW Interview: Ute Lemper Previews 54 Below Return!BWW Interview: Ute Lemper Previews 54 Below Return!
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(8/29/2014) - Back by popular demand, 54 Below presents renowned international chanteuse and star of Broadway's Chicago Ute Lemper for a return engagement, running September 2-6.


Harrisburg Punk Band THE LEBOWSKIS Release First Full Length CD 'Tuesday Nights'Harrisburg Punk Band THE LEBOWSKIS Release First Full Length CD 'Tuesday Nights'
by Tory Gates (Central Pennsylvania)

(8/29/2014) - No apostrophe. No Dude. No references to the movie beyond the name. Together in various forms since 2004, the quartet has just released its first full-length CD, Tuesday Nights.


Metropolitan Ballet Academy Alumnus Joins Next Generation Ballet as New ArtistMetropolitan Ballet Academy Alumnus Joins Next Generation Ballet as New Artist
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Pennsylvania)

(8/29/2014) - Metropolitan Ballet Academy alumnus, Peter Weil, age 18, will join the Next Generation Ballet as a New Artist for the 2014 -2015 season, and as a former YAGP Medal winner, has been invited by Youth America Grand Prix to appear in the International Young Medal Winners Ballet Performances at the XIX Annual International Ballet Festival of Miami, on September 6th, 2014.


Lesli Margherita & Alexis Fishman to Join Patty & Emily at The Laurie BeechmanLesli Margherita & Alexis Fishman to Join Patty & Emily at The Laurie Beechman
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(8/29/2014) - After two successful shows in the winter, Patty & Emily are bringing their special brand of fangirl enthusiasm to The Laurie Beechman! Join in the obsessive Broadway chat with this late night talk show. Patty & Emily, along with their music director Jeremy Robin Lyons, will welcome Broadway guests Lesli Margherita, Alexis Fishman, and more for performances and interviews, all the while gushing over them embarrassingly. There will be gasping, laughing, probably a lot of tears, and a whole lot of Broadway love.


Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Open Season with LES MISERABLES, 9/10-10/12Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Open Season with LES MISERABLES, 9/10-10/12
by BWW News Desk (Orlando)

(8/29/2014) - Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF will present Les Miserables from September 10 - October 12, 2014 in the Margeson Theater. Featuring a talented mix of Broadway veterans and Orlando Shakes favorites, the production will be the largest musical in the Theater's history. Single tickets to Les Miserables ($15 - $55) are available now by calling (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visiting www.orlandoshakes.org, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).


Pumpkin Theatre to Present ALADDIN, Begin. 9/20Pumpkin Theatre to Present ALADDIN, Begin. 9/20
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)

(8/29/2014) - Pumpkin Theatre opens its 47th Season "A Season of Princes and Princesses" with Aladdin & the Magic Lamp. What would you do with three wishes? This is the question that haunts the humble tailor Aladdin as he stumbles across a magic lamp and falls head first into adventure. This Arabian tale features blazing deserts, fierce villains, a beautiful princess and one really, really valuable lamp. Performances take place on September 20, 21, 27, & 28. All shows are at 1 and 3pm and take place at 2905 Walnut Ave, Owings Mills 21117. Affordable 5, 4, & 3 play Subscription packages still available. Individual tickets are $14 in advance, $16 at the door and available by calling the box office at 410 902 1814 or purchasing ONLINE by visiting the website at www.pumpkintheatre.org


WORDLESS STORIES Set for United SoloWORDLESS STORIES Set for United Solo
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(8/29/2014) - WORDLESS STORIES - The celebrated Romanian one-man-show premieres in the US as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival.


Endless Shrimp Returns to Red LobsterEndless Shrimp Returns to Red Lobster
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)

(8/29/2014) - Starting Monday, September 1 st, Red Lobster'sEndless Shrimp, the number one guest-requested promotion, is back for a limited time. This year, guests can satisfy their shrimp cravings through one of the most excitingflavor selectionsin Endless Shrimp history. The promotion features six delicious shrimp varieties, including new Sriracha Grilled Shrimp that's paired with a creamy Sriracha aioli, classic guest favorites and the back by popular demand flavor, Parmesan Shrimp Scampi.


NYC Parks & Council Member Open New Tennis Courts in Lincoln Terrace ParkNYC Parks & Council Member Open New Tennis Courts in Lincoln Terrace Park
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(8/29/2014) - On Thursday, August 28, NYC Parks' Brooklyn Parks Commissioner Kevin Jeffrey joined Council Member Darlene Mealy to cut the ribbon on 11 new tennis courts in Lincoln Terrace Park.


Tony-Winning Band Red Clay Ramblers to Release New Album Next WeekTony-Winning Band Red Clay Ramblers to Release New Album Next Week
by BWW News Desk

(8/29/2014) - The Red Clay Ramblers, the celebrated, Tony Award-winning American folk music band, will release a new album, Carolina Jamboree, on Monday, September 1 on the Longleaf Pine label. The recording will be available on CD and download from amazon.com and cdbaby.com, also by download on iTunes.


Photo Flash: THE LION KING Celebrates 7000 Performances; Meet the New CastPhoto Flash: THE LION KING Celebrates 7000 Performances; Meet the New Cast
by BWW News Desk

(8/29/2014) - Disney's landmark musical event, THE LION KING, will play its 7,000th Broadway performance at 7:00pm on Wednesday, September 3rd. Only three shows in Broadway history have reached this milestone.


Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9Premiere Reading of BLUEBIRDS by Joe Brondo Set for John Drew Theater, 9/9
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(8/29/2014) - The premiere reading of Bluebirds by Joe Brondo will be held as part of the John Drew Theater Lab (JDTLab) on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30pm at the John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. For more information, visit http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=605&mode=id.


VIDEO: Ed Sheeran to Play ANNIE in Live ABC Production?VIDEO: Ed Sheeran to Play ANNIE in Live ABC Production?
by TV News Desk

(8/29/2014) - On JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE last night, Kimmel announced that in order to compete with NBC's PETER PAN, who would be played by a woman, ABC would be producing a live production of ANNIE, starring, music superstar Ed Sheeran in the title role.


Southern Rep Adds A CHRISTMAS CAROL to 2014-15 Mainstage SeasonSouthern Rep Adds A CHRISTMAS CAROL to 2014-15 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk (New Orleans)

(8/29/2014) - Southern Rep Theatre has announced details about its 2014-15 Mainstage Season, including new information on locations, dates and times, as well as unveiling a new addition to its Lagniappe Series: A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted by Doris Baizley and featuring John 'Spud' McConnell who returns as the iconic Scrooge in December 2014.


Patchogue Theatre Announces Musicians for Fundraiser ELTON IN THE LOBBY, 9/18Patchogue Theatre Announces Musicians for Fundraiser ELTON IN THE LOBBY, 9/18
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)

(8/29/2014) - The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts has announced the local musicians that have volunteered alongside the Live in the Lobby team to be a part of the annual 'Covers in the Lobby' show this year to celebrate the music of Elton John. This show will raise funds for the Tenth season of Live in the Lobby at The Patchogue Theatre that starts October 23. Elton in the Lobby is featuring performances by Featuring performances by JellyBand, Guilty Pleasures, Cheap & Dirty, Hank Stone, Cassandra House, Sim Urivetzky, Valery Levine, Leah Kay, Carl Ferrara, Dan Donnelly, Jonathan Evensen, Andrews-Blessing Band, Chris J. Connolly... and more!


Cumberland County Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES Begins 9/12Cumberland County Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES Begins 9/12
by BWW News Desk (Nashville)

(8/29/2014) - Beginning September 12, Cumberland County Playhouse promises audiences a devilishly good time as they present Damn Yankees, the Tony Award-winning musical that's all about America's favorite pastime, baseball! Middle-aged Joe Boyd (Jim Crabtree) will do anything to see his beloved Washington Senators win the pennant-even sell his soul to the Devil. So when charming Mr. Applegate (Jason Ross) offers him the chance to dethrone the Yankees and lead his team to the pennant, Joe can't resist the temptation. But when transformed into the baseball sensation of the year, young Joe Hardy (Blake Graham) must decide if the life he gave up is more important than youth and fame. Only with the help of the Devil's sultry seductress Lola (Leila Nelson) does Hardy have a chance at redemption.


SWEENEY TODD to Open Tennessee Rep's 30th Season, 10/2-25SWEENEY TODD to Open Tennessee Rep's 30th Season, 10/2-25
by BWW News Desk (Nashville)

(8/29/2014) - Tennessee Repertory opens its 30th season of live, professional theatre with Stephen Sondheim's musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Sweeney Todd runs October 4 -October 25 at TPAC's Johnson Theater (with preview performances October 2 - 3). Tennessee Rep's 2008 production of this multiple Tony Award-winning musical had a completely sold out run, and was a smash hit with critics and theatre-goers alike.


SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/29/2014SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/29/2014
by BWW

(8/29/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/29/2014.


Helaine Levy to Receive Georgy Award at Arizona Theatre Company's 2014 Gala, 9/27Helaine Levy to Receive Georgy Award at Arizona Theatre Company's 2014 Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk (Tucson)

(8/29/2014) - Helaine Levy, Executive Director of the Diamond Family Philanthropies, will receive the Georgy Award from Arizona Theatre Company in recognition of the foundation's consistent support of ATC, her personal ongoing support of Tucson's not-for-profit community and her role in establishing the Non-Profit Loan Fund that assists not-for-profits with cash flow.


THAT 80'S TIME TRAVEL MOVIE to Play Encore Performance at People's Improv Theater, 9/4THAT 80'S TIME TRAVEL MOVIE to Play Encore Performance at People's Improv Theater, 9/4
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(8/29/2014) - The first parody of six in the UNAUTHORIZED! Musical Parody Series receives an encore performance after a sold out performance last week at the People's Improv Theater.


Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Launch UK Tour in January 2015Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Launch UK Tour in January 2015
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)

(8/29/2014) - English Touring Theatre & Theatre Royal Brighton Productions announced today its spring tour of Tom Stoppard's masterpiece, Arcadia, which will open at the Theatre Royal Brighton on 30 January 2015 before touring the UK. The production will be directed by Blanche McIntyre. Full tour dates and casting to be announced.


Off-Broadway's Hit THEY CALL ME Q Now on Sale Through 10/18Off-Broadway's Hit THEY CALL ME Q Now on Sale Through 10/18
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(8/29/2014) - Due to overwhelming demand, the hit Off-Broadway play THEY CALL ME Q today put a new block of seats on sale through October 18th. The award-winning THEY CALL ME Q opened on June 4th to unanimous rave reviews, led by the Village Voice which lauded the emotionally charged comedy for delivering "a winning tale thanks to author and actor Qurrat Ann Kadwani's dead-on impersonations of New Yorkers and some unselfconscious spoofing of her own immigrant iterations growing up tough in the Bronx."


THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Off West End Premiere Pushed to 2015THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Off West End Premiere Pushed to 2015
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(8/29/2014) - The Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie is being postponed to 2015.


Rover Dramaworks to Close Season with SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, 9/11-10/4Rover Dramaworks to Close Season with SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, 9/11-10/4
by BWW News Desk (Dallas)

(8/29/2014) - Rover Dramawerks will conclude their 14th Season with the regional premiere of the mystery/comedy Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily by Katie Forgette at their new theatre venue in Plano, located in Ruisseau Village at 221 W. Parker Rd, Suite 580, at the northwest corner of Parker and 75. Performances are September 11 - October 4, with shows on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., plus an additional matinee performance on Saturday, September 20 at 2:00 p.m.


VIDEO: Ariana Grande Rocks TODAY SHOW PlazaVIDEO: Ariana Grande Rocks TODAY SHOW Plaza
by TV News Desk

(8/29/2014) - Broadway fans have known about her talent for years, but now the entire world is aware of just how special Ariana Grande is, and today she drew enormous crowds to Rockefeller Plaza as part of the TODAY SHOW's Summer Concert Series. In the videos below, the pint-sized Grande chats with Matt Lauer, performs her hit 'Problems,' has a special message for her fans, sings 'Bang...Bang,' and has a dance party with Al Roker after trying to steal his job (prepare yourself for that one).


STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/29- Lea MicheleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/29- Lea Michele
by Stage Tube

(8/29/2014) - Happy Birthday, Lea Michele! Best known to theatre audiences for her role as 'Wendla' in the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Spring Awakening, Michele was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance. She also starred in the Broadway productions of Les Miserables, Ragtime and Fiddler on the Roof. For her work on GLEE, Michele was honored with a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Actress - Comedy or Musical and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.


THE LION KING Announces Open Auditions for 'Cub School'!THE LION KING Announces Open Auditions for 'Cub School'!
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(8/29/2014) - Open auditions are to be held for 'Cub School' - the programme where children who have the potential to play Young Simba and Young Nala in Disney's musical THE LION KING have the opportunity to hone the skills required to take on these challenging roles.


Photo Coverage: The Shapiro Sisters Celebrate CD Release at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: The Shapiro Sisters Celebrate CD Release at 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

(8/29/2014) - The Shapiro Sisters' debut album LIVE OUT LOUD: LIVE AT 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. The Shapiro Sisters are returned to 54 BELOW last night, August 28th at 7:00 PM, for an encore performance to celebrate the launch of their new CD. Check out photos from the special event below!


Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Stars Greet Fans at Schoenfeld Theatre Stage Door!Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Stars Greet Fans at Schoenfeld Theatre Stage Door!
by Jennifer Broski

(8/29/2014) - The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, began preview performances last night at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) with an opening night set for Thursday, October 9, 2014. As previously announced, Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham, Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, Emmy and Tony Award winner Stockard Channing, international film sensation Rupert Grint, Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, Emmy Award winner Megan Mullally, and newcomer Micah Stock star in It's Only a Play. 3-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien directs. The cast greeted fans outside of the stage door and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the excitement. Check out photos below!


VIDEO: Reese Witherspoon Channels Elle Woods in Support of Ailing ChildVIDEO: Reese Witherspoon Channels Elle Woods in Support of Ailing Child
by Movies News Desk

(8/29/2014) - Recently, Reese Witherspoon stepped back into her Elle Woods persona to lift the spirits of a young fan. In the video below, the Academy Award-winning actress recorded a special message for a four-year-old boy who was fighting cancer, and relied on LEGALLY BLONDE to lift his spirits.


WAKE UP with BWW 8/29/14 - It's Labor Day Weekend!WAKE UP with BWW 8/29/14 - It's Labor Day Weekend!
by Jessica Showers

(8/29/2014) - Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's Labor Day weekend! Go do something artsy!


VIDEO: Hilary Swank Battles ALS in Tony-Winner George C. Wolfe's YOU'RE NOT YOUVIDEO: Hilary Swank Battles ALS in Tony-Winner George C. Wolfe's YOU'RE NOT YOU
by Movies News Desk

(8/29/2014) - Tony-winning director George C. Wolfe directs an All-Star cast in the new movie YOU'RE NOT YOU. The film tells the story of Kate (Hilary Swank), an accomplished woman in her 30s whose perfectly-ordered life is suddenly upended when she is diagnosed with the devastating and incurable disease ALS. Kate and her husband Evan (Josh Duhamel) must find a full time caregiver to help, and so they meet college student Bec (Emmy Rossum), who has impulsively answered their ad despite her complete lack of experience.


Botanica Day Spa in Clearwater, FL Adds Cupping Massage to List of ServicesBotanica Day Spa in Clearwater, FL Adds Cupping Massage to List of Services
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(8/29/2014) - Clearwater, FL


Jason Gotay Directs Narrows Community Theatre's Youth Production of SHREK, Begin. This WeekendJason Gotay Directs Narrows Community Theatre's Youth Production of SHREK, Begin. This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)

(8/29/2014) - Narrows Community Theater brings the talent of Bay Ridge youth to the stage as it presents its fourth annual summer youth show, Shrek The Musical. Directed by Broadway star Jason Gotay, this stage adaptation is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek.


Silvia Luchetti llevará 'Apuesta por el amor' al Café GaldósSilvia Luchetti llevará 'Apuesta por el amor' al Café Galdós
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez (Spain)

(8/29/2014) - La actriz que protagonizo recientemente Sonrisas y Lagrimas invita a descubrir un show intimo y cercano con 'Apuesta por el amor' el proximo 5 de septiembre en el Cafe Galdos de Madrid.


BWW Interviews: Brynn O'Malley Talks About Playing Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEBWW Interviews: Brynn O'Malley Talks About Playing Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Charles Shubow (Baltimore)

(8/29/2014) - Broadway awaits O'Malley to star in her first original role in HONEYMOON AND VEGAS.