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FLASH FRIDAY: Musical Theatre Rocks! AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Cast Sings Coldplay, Maroon 5, Madonna & MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Musical Theatre Rocks! AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Cast Sings Coldplay, Maroon 5, Madonna & More
Posted: Apr. 11, 2014


VIDEO: Alan Cumming & the Cast of CABARET Perform 'Willkommen' on 'Fallon'VIDEO: Alan Cumming & the Cast of CABARET Perform 'Willkommen' on 'Fallon'
Posted: Apr. 11, 2014


Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 13, 2014


VIDEO: Cast of ALADDIN Perform 'Arabian Nights' on GMA!VIDEO: Cast of ALADDIN Perform 'Arabian Nights' on GMA!
Posted: Apr. 15, 2014


SOUND OFF: GLEE Gets TestedSOUND OFF: GLEE Gets Tested
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEWSTAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEW
Posted: Apr. 15, 2014


Review Roundup: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Opens - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Opens - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 10, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic TreatmentBWW Reviews: Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic Treatment
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp Lead IF/THEN Cast on RENT'S 'Seasons of Love!'STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp Lead IF/THEN Cast on RENT'S 'Seasons of Love!'
Posted: Apr. 13, 2014


James Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MENJames Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MEN
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 3, Episode 4 - with Joanna Gleason, Malcolm Gets & More!BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 3, Episode 4 - with Joanna Gleason, Malcolm Gets & More!
Posted: Apr. 14, 2014


BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Transform Into Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL!BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Transform Into Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL!
Posted: Apr. 14, 2014


Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald and LADY DAY Company Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald and LADY DAY Company Celebrate Opening Night!
Posted: Apr. 14, 2014


Ryan Murphy Reveals Final GLEE Scene Will Feature Lea Michele & Matthew MorrisonRyan Murphy Reveals Final GLEE Scene Will Feature Lea Michele & Matthew Morrison
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


VIDEO: Watch Teaser for First Official JERSEY BOYS Film Trailer!VIDEO: Watch Teaser for First Official JERSEY BOYS Film Trailer!
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


VIDEO: Jefferson Mays Talks 8 'Exhausting & Exhilarating' Roles in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERVIDEO: Jefferson Mays Talks 8 'Exhausting & Exhilarating' Roles in GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
Posted: Apr. 11, 2014


VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's ALADDINVIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's ALADDIN
Posted: Apr. 15, 2014


BWW TV: BroadwayWorld Launches Newest Exclusive TV Series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & Carly Rae JepsenBWW TV: BroadwayWorld Launches Newest Exclusive TV Series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & Carly Rae Jepsen
Posted: Apr. 11, 2014


Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Apr. 17Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Apr. 17
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(4/17/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Thursday, April 17, 2014.


BWW Reviews: SMUDGE - A Dark, Wonderfully Acted, and Bizarre ComedyBWW Reviews: SMUDGE - A Dark, Wonderfully Acted, and Bizarre Comedy
by Paul Hyde (South Carolina)

(4/17/2014) - 'Smudge,' which opened recently at Greenville's Centre Stage, has got to be one of the most bizarre plays I've ever seen: a dark comedy-drama-horror story by Rachel Axler about a couple who've just had a baby.


BWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS - A Smash Hit for Centre StageBWW Reviews: THE PRODUCERS - A Smash Hit for Centre Stage
by Paul Hyde (South Carolina)

(4/17/2014) - A big, ambitious musical like 'The Producers' was a great choice to help Centre Stage in Greenville (S.C.) celebrate its 30th season.


BWW Reviews: Classic Comedy Gifts Laughter and Romance to MCT's LEND ME A TENORBWW Reviews: Classic Comedy Gifts Laughter and Romance to MCT's LEND ME A TENOR
by Peggy Sue Dunigan (Milwaukee, WI)

(4/17/2014) - In a classic comedy to end the 2013-2014 season, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents the popular farce 'Lend Me a Tenor.' C. Michael Wright directs the internationally produced Ken Ludwig play featuring actors hiding behind or running through closed doors while mistaken identities almost ruin a Cleveland Grand Opera fundraiser.


Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Supports Northwestern University Performing Arts CenterChicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Supports Northwestern University Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - Chicago Blackhawks chairman William Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz and his wife, Marilyn, are supporting the Northwestern University School of Communication by creating an endowment that will fund innovative student and faculty projects in the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern -- and rename the center.


HAIRSPRAY, John Legend, Jeff Dunham and More Set for MPAC, June 2014HAIRSPRAY, John Legend, Jeff Dunham and More Set for MPAC, June 2014
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)

(4/17/2014) - MPAC has announced its schedule of events for June 2014. Details below!


Broward Cultural Division to Host Two 2014 'Covenings' on Arts Ed Policy and South Florida's Dance Community, 5/14Broward Cultural Division to Host Two 2014 'Covenings' on Arts Ed Policy and South Florida's Dance Community, 5/14
by BWW News Desk (Fort Lauderdale)

(4/17/2014) - On Wednesday, May 14, 2014, Broward Cultural Division will be hosting two (2) regional convenings: - one from 2 - 5 p.m. on Arts Education Policy, Equity and Action; the other, from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. on Cultivating South Florida's Dance Community at ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd.


MA College of Art and Design Student Artwork Inspired by Handel's SAMSON on View at Symphony HallMA College of Art and Design Student Artwork Inspired by Handel's SAMSON on View at Symphony Hall
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Boston)

(4/17/2014) - The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design are proud to announce the continuation of a unique creative partnership, now in its third year. Under the instruction of MassArt faculty members, junior class students in the Illustration department have created works of visual art inspired by Handel's Samson. Twelve works will be on view at Symphony Hall's Cabot-Cahners Room during the same weekend that H+H performs Handel's dramatic oratorio.


MACBETH, COSI FAN TUTTE and More Set for University of Cincinnati CCM's 2014-15 Mainstage SeriesMACBETH, COSI FAN TUTTE and More Set for University of Cincinnati CCM's 2014-15 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk (Cincinnati)

(4/17/2014) - The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is pleased to announce initial details for the 2014-15 Mainstage Series of opera, musical theatre and drama productions.


HESITATION WALTZ, MY LITTLE BRONY and More Set for '4@15' at The Playroom Theater, 4/18-19HESITATION WALTZ, MY LITTLE BRONY and More Set for '4@15' at The Playroom Theater, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(4/17/2014) - 4@15: Four New Fifteen-Minute Musicals, performed in conjunction with University of California, Irvine, will commence performances Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, for three performances only at the Playroom Theater. Tammy Holder serves as Music Director; Brian Blythe directs.


Photo Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre's MARIELA IN THE DESERTPhoto Flash: First Look at Aurora Theatre's MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk (Atlanta)

(4/17/2014) - Aurora Theatre continues the 2013-2014 Harvel Lab Series with a Teatro del Sol production, Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarias, now through April 27, 2014. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!


Berklee College of Music, Little Kids Rock and NYCDOE Partner for Amp Up NYC InitiativeBerklee College of Music, Little Kids Rock and NYCDOE Partner for Amp Up NYC Initiative
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)

(4/17/2014) - Berklee College of Music and Little Kids Rock have partnered with the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) to expand the district's Modern Band music program to an additional 60,000 students in 600 city schools. The Amp Up NYC initiative is the largest single private investment in a city's public school music education program in the history of the United States. The donated services and resources for this initiative are estimated at $10 million. Berklee College of Music and Little Kids Rock will contribute teacher training, Modern Band curriculum, and thousands of new musical instruments. Outside contributors include the Walker Family Foundation and Bohemian Foundation. The program is already live in more than 70 classrooms.


Photo Flash: First Look at Ruby In The Dust's DORIAN GRAY at Riverside StudiosPhoto Flash: First Look at Ruby In The Dust's DORIAN GRAY at Riverside Studios
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)

(4/17/2014) - Marking the theatrical debut of its two young stars; talented offspring of two of Britain's legendary acting dynasties, Ruby In The Dust's acclaimed DORIAN GRAY runs now through May 10 at Riverside Studios. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!


AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent HomeAMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent Home
by Matt Tamanini

(4/17/2014) - After a night of 20th Century Fox cross-promotion, we opened this week's results show with THE FOLLOWING's Kevin Bacon stealing Ryan Seacrest's signature line, "This is American Idol."


STAGE TUBE: MATILDA Stars Get Crafty with Easter EggsSTAGE TUBE: MATILDA Stars Get Crafty with Easter Eggs
by Stage Tube

(4/17/2014) - See the four girls sharing the title role in Broadway's MATILDA THE MUSICAL get crafty with Easter eggs on People.com. Click below ot see Ava Ulloa, Gabriella Pizzolo, Paige Brady and Ripley Sobo have fun with a damaged book, sparkles and paste!


The Ensemble Theatre to Stage THE OLD SETTLER, 5/3-6/1The Ensemble Theatre to Stage THE OLD SETTLER, 5/3-6/1
by BWW News Desk (Houston)

(4/17/2014) - The Ensemble Theatre presents its revival comedy, The Old Settler by John Henry Redwood and directed by Ensemble Artistic Director Eileen J. Morris.


Eddie Bruce to Celebrate Mother's Day with Dinner and Show at the Parx Casino, 5/11Eddie Bruce to Celebrate Mother's Day with Dinner and Show at the Parx Casino, 5/11
by BWW News Desk (Music - Pennsylvania)

(4/17/2014) - Celebrating Mom has never been so jazzy as it will be in the 360 Club at Parx Casino on Sunday, May 11 from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia's popular singer Eddie Bruce stars in "The Music & Magic of Tony Bennett" with The Tom Adams Trio.


Monmouth Park, AEG Live and The Thoroughbred Management Inc. Join Forces for New Concert Venue, Opening May 2015Monmouth Park, AEG Live and The Thoroughbred Management Inc. Join Forces for New Concert Venue, Opening May 2015
by BWW News Desk (Music - New Jersey)

(4/17/2014) - Oceanport, N.J. - Monmouth Park, AEG Live, and The Thoroughbred Management, Inc. (TTM) have entered into an exclusive booking agreement for a new 7,500-seat, outdoor concert venue slated to open its doors May 2015.


Les Enfants Terribles to Bring ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON to TOM for Brighton Fringe, May 21-22Les Enfants Terribles to Bring ERNEST AND THE PALE MOON to TOM for Brighton Fringe, May 21-22
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)

(4/17/2014) - Following their acclaimed tour of The Trench, which played at TOM May 2013, award-winning Theatre Company, Les Enfants Terribles tour with their new show, Ernest and The Pale Moon, adapted for the stage with Pins and Needles Productions.


Charles Court Opera to Debut New Production of Gilbert & Sullivan's PATIENCE, June 4-28Charles Court Opera to Debut New Production of Gilbert & Sullivan's PATIENCE, June 4-28
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)

(4/17/2014) - Charles Court Opera presents PATIENCE, or Bunthorne's Bride, by W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Directed by John Savournin with Musical Direction by David Eaton, the show features designs by Simon Bejer and lighting by Nic Holdridge.


Lisa Barton Directs BYE BYE BIRDIE at Desert Stages Theater, Now thru 5/4Lisa Barton Directs BYE BYE BIRDIE at Desert Stages Theater, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk (Phoenix)

(4/17/2014) - At the tender age of 10 Lisa Barton stepped onto the stage at Desert Stages Theater and never looked back. She grew up in that theater and it set the course of her life as an adult. Barton has directed 7 consecutive On Stage shows at DST including the currently playing Bye Bye Birdie, now running through May 4th.


Hole in the Wall Theater to Throw Shakespeare a Birthday Party, 4/23Hole in the Wall Theater to Throw Shakespeare a Birthday Party, 4/23
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(4/17/2014) - In honor of William Shakespeare's 450th birthday, the Hole in the Wall Theater will be holding a celebration after their general meeting at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, April 23rd.


The Hole in the Wall Theater to Stage A CUP OF JOE AT THE IFFY FISH, 4/18-5/10The Hole in the Wall Theater to Stage A CUP OF JOE AT THE IFFY FISH, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)

(4/17/2014) - Submitted for your approval: a seemingly ordinary diner, the kind where weary travelers can get some greasy food and a hot cup of coffee. But your meal comes with a side of the unexpected and you're just as likely to get vampires, aliens, and ghost cowboys as you are home fries. This is the Iffy Fish Diner, the setting for Hole in Wall Theater's third original play this season, and likely its strangest.


Canned Rice's UNDERSTUDY BLUES Comes to Cape Town from May 21Canned Rice's UNDERSTUDY BLUES Comes to Cape Town from May 21
by BWW News Desk (South Africa)

(4/17/2014) - UNDERSTUDY BLUES, the debut production from Canned Rice Productions, will open at the Galloway Theatre in Cape Town for a nine-performance run in May 2014.


Zephyr Quartet to Present BETWEEN LIGHT at the Queen's Theatre, May 21-25Zephyr Quartet to Present BETWEEN LIGHT at the Queen's Theatre, May 21-25
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Adelaide)

(4/17/2014) - Experience Zephyr Quartet in a new light from May 21-25 as this inventive South Australian ensemble continue their 15th Anniversary celebrations with a new performance project, Between Light, at Adelaide's historic Queen's Theatre. Collaborating for the first time with esteemed lighting designer Geoff Cobham, Zephyr Quartet will take their audience on a literal, visual and sonic journey that explores notions of light and dark.


Photo Flash: First Look at GOOD PEOPLE at Capital StagePhoto Flash: First Look at GOOD PEOPLE at Capital Stage
by BWW News Desk (Sacramento)

(4/17/2014) - GOOD PEOPLE runs April 30 - June 1, 2014 at Capital Stage in its Sacramento premiere. Scroll down for a first look at the cast!


Review Roundup: ACT ONE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: ACT ONE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups

(4/17/2014) - The Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Producing Artistic Director Andre Bishop) production of Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart, opens tonight, April 17, at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say...


Photo Flash: ABSINTHE Celebrates Third Anniversary at Caesars Palace in Las VegasPhoto Flash: ABSINTHE Celebrates Third Anniversary at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)

(4/17/2014) - On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, the captivating acro-cabaret variety show, ABSINTHE, celebrated its third anniversary at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Following a full standing ovation during the show's finale, ABSINTHE's eccentric producer - The Gazillionaire - took the stage to address the crowd, expressing gratitude for the community's ongoing support of the show. At the conclusion of his speech, the company was presented with a commemorative Spiegeltent-shaped cake onstage featuring The Gazillionaire, his zany assistant Penny Pibbets and her infamous sock puppets, and ABSINTHE's 'Green Fairy' Melody Sweets. In conjunction with the anniversary celebration, the ABSINTHE tent was adorned with red and white LED lights, beautifully illuminating the outside of the venue. Scroll down for photos!


It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!
by Movies News Desk

(4/17/2014) - The first official trailer for the big screen adaptation of Jersey Boys just debuted! The Warner Bros. film, directed by Clint Eastwood, will hit theaters on June 20th. Watch the trailer below!


The Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE Headed to the West End This FallThe Public Theater's HERE LIES LOVE Headed to the West End This Fall
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(4/17/2014) - The Daily Mail writes that David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's HERE LIES LOVE will open at the National's revamped Dorfman Theatre this October, directed by Alex Timbers. The show is just about to begin a second run at The Public Theater on May 1 in New York City and will transfer to the West End in the fall.


Geoffrey Rush to Star as OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Upcoming Musical BiopicGeoffrey Rush to Star as OLIVER! Composer Lionel Bart in Upcoming Musical Biopic
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(4/17/2014) - According to the Daily Mail, Geoffrey Rush will once again bridge the stage-screen gap by playing OLIVER! composer Lionel Bart in an upcoming biopic, directed by Vadim Jean. Filming is set to begin this fall.


Photo Flash: Amanda Green's SPRING TRUNK SHOW at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Amanda Green's SPRING TRUNK SHOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk

(4/17/2014) - On Monday, April 14, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Tony and Drama Desk Award nominated songwriter Amanda Green and her Broadway friends in 'Amanda Green's Spring Trunk Show'. Scroll down for photos from the concert!


Dallyn Vail Bayles to Star in THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE at OBERON; Cast Announced!Dallyn Vail Bayles to Star in THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE at OBERON; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk (Boston)

(4/17/2014) - The casting has been announced for the world premiere of THE WEAVER OF RAVELOE, a new musical by Erica Glenn and Melissa Leilani Larson based on the classic novel Silas Marner by George Eliot, which will be opening at the OBERON in Boston on May 29, 2014.


USHERS: The Front of House Musical to Transfer to the Charing Cross Theatre, May 13-June 7USHERS: The Front of House Musical to Transfer to the Charing Cross Theatre, May 13-June 7
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)

(4/17/2014) - After receiving a clutch of 5-star rave reviews and great audiences in a late night slot, USHERS: The Front of House Musical has been promoted! USHERS: The Front of House Musical will now get a month-long West End residency as the main show at Charing Cross Theatre from Tuesday 13 May to Saturday 7 June. Press night is Wednesday 14 May at 8.00pm.


ROCKY's Margo Seibert and More Set for Reading of Matthew-Lee Erlbach's KEVIN LAMB at the Vineyard, 4/21ROCKY's Margo Seibert and More Set for Reading of Matthew-Lee Erlbach's KEVIN LAMB at the Vineyard, 4/21
by BWW News Desk

(4/17/2014) - Vineyard Theatre will present a reading of Matthew-Lee Erlbach's KEVIN LAMB, directed by Michael Berresse and starring Adriane Lenox, Margo Seibert, Chris Sarandon, Peter Francis James, and Sheldon Best. The reading is set for Monday, April 21, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the DR2 Theatre, 101 E. 15th Street (Union Square), New York, NY.



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