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Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Aug. 28|
(8/28/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Thursday, August 28, 2014.
UPDATE: Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably' After Surgery Scare
by BWW News Desk
(8/28/2014) - UPDATE: According to new reports, Joan Rivers is now in stable condition. Her daughter said in a statement late today, Thursday, August 28: 'I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother. She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers.'
Hill Country Community Theatre to Stage THE HALLELUJAH GIRLS, 9/18-28
by BWW News Desk (Austin)
(8/28/2014) - Meet the feisty females of Eden Falls, Georgia, six women who decide to shake up their lives. Hilarity abounds in this rollicking Southern comedy that takes place in SPA-DEE-DAH!, an abandoned church-turned-day-spa where this group of friends gathers every Friday afternoon. After the loss of a dear friend, the women realize time is precious, and if they're going to change their lives and achieve their dreams, they have to get on it now! But Sugar Lee, their high-spirited, determined leader, has her hands full keeping the women motivated.
BWW Reviews: 'FORTRESS' a Strong Showing at Derby Dinner
by Todd Zeigler (Louisville)
(8/28/2014) - There is an oh-so-subtle dramatic bed upon which rides one of the funniest evenings of theater I've had the joy to partake of in quite a while.
BWW Reviews: Sights and Sounds Compete with Boomerang Theatre's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by Cindy Cardozo (Off-Off-Broadway)
(8/28/2014) - The sights and sounds of Bryant Park compete with what could have been an enjoyable production to make for a less than stellar evening.
BWW Reviews: Friday Night Laughs with the Ladies of CHICKSPEARE
by Ellen Dostal (Los Angeles)
(8/28/2014) - One of the best ways to end the stress of a busy work week is with a few laughs. Best place to find those laughs right now is at ComedySportz LA, where the classically-trained, comically-proficient ladies of CHICKSPEARE take over the courtyard on Friday nights and improvise a one-act Shakespearean comedy guaranteed to start your weekend right.
Gloucester Stage to Host Advance Screening of Israel Horovitz's MY OLD LADY, 9/15
by Movies News Desk (Boston)
(8/28/2014) - Gloucester Stage Company Founding Artistic Director Israel Horovitz hosts the only New England special pre-release screening of his new film, MY OLD LADY starring Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and Kristin Scott Thomas to benefit Gloucester Stage Company on Monday, September 15 at the Cape Ann Community Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street in Gloucester, MA.
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Present THE GOOD FATHER, 9/17-10/12
by BWW News Desk (Milwaukee, WI)
(8/28/2014) - Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Midwest premiere of THE GOOD FATHER by Christian O'Reilly. This contemporary Irish love story features local artists - and real-life married couple - Laura Gray and Jonathan Wainwright. THE GOOD FATHER performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. The show runs September 17 - October 12, 2014.
Vox Fabuli Adds Puppet Building to Fall 2014 Class Lineup
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)
(8/28/2014) - Vox Fabuli Puppets introduces a brand new puppet building class as part of their Fall 2014 class line-up.
Milagro Receives Nearly $40,000 in Grants to Support 31st Season
by BWW News Desk (Portland)
(8/28/2014) - In August 2014, Miracle Theatre Group aka Milagro, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization, was awarded two grants totaling $38,206 in project support for Milagro's 31st season.
AxS Festival 2014 to Mix Art and Science in Pasadena, 9/19-10/5
by BWW News Desk (Music - Los Angeles)
(8/28/2014) - Pasadena Arts Council (PAC) is proud to announce AxS Festival 2014 | Curiosity, in diverse venues throughout the greater Pasadena area from Friday, September 19, 2014, through Sunday, October 5, 2014.
LOVE IS..., HELLO, YELLOW BRICK ROAD and More Highlight Season 37 at San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus
by BWW News Desk (Music - San Francisco)
(8/28/2014) - Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the lineup for their 37th season, Journey. Featuring three seasonal concerts with the 250 men of the chorus, Journey includes the festive seasonal show Home For the Holidays at the Nourse Theater on December 12 and 13, 2014; a fearless performance of new commissioned works in Love is... at Davies Symphony Hall on April 1 and 2, 2015; and a celebration of the fabulous music of Sir Elton John in Hello, Yellow Brick Road at Nourse Theatre, June 24 - 26, 2015. Beginning with the annual kick-off preview event, Crescendo at the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday, September 28, the new season will also commemorate the 25th anniversary performance of Home for the Holidays at the Castro Theatre with three performances on December 24, 2014. In addition, SFGMC will take their legendary holiday performance to Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa on December 6 and Peace United Church of Christ in Santa Cruz on December 7.
Chichester's NEVILLE'S ISLAND to Play the Duke of York's Theatre from 10 October
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)
(8/28/2014) - Jamie Hendry Productions is delighted to announce the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's critically-acclaimed production of Neville's Island which will run at the Duke of York's Theatre from 10th October with opening night for press on 21st October 2014.
Electric Zoo 2014 Announces Food, Fun and More; Runs This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)
(8/28/2014) - With Electric Zoo 2014 in just a few days, NYC is gearing up for the biggest electronic music dance party of the summer on August 29, August 30, and August 31 in Randall's Island Park. Electric Zoo is thrilled to announce delicious and varied food options, exclusive live broadcasts on SiriusXM, exciting interactive environments, and this year's sponsors & partners.
EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL Comes to Salt Lake City Comic Con, 9/4-6
by BWW News Desk (Salt Lake City)
(8/28/2014) - The 2nd Annual Salt Lake City Comic Con, which runs from Thursday 9/4 through Saturday 9/6, is proving to be an impressive affair, with over 200 guests from film, television, and comic books - including Bruce Campbell. Among these guests will also be Las Vegas' very own EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL. Ash and the Gang have been invited to join in the fun at Utah's comic convention. They will be taking pics with fans and other celebrities at their booth near ARTIST ALLEY, giving away tickets to the show throughout the convention, selling exclusive merchandise, and more.
City Winery Resumes at the Napa Valley Opera House
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)
(8/28/2014) - City Winery at the Historic Napa Valley Opera House will resume full operation starting today with the David Grisman Bluegrass Experience in the theater (6 PM Doors, 8 PM Show), a very special Vintner Vinyl in the Restaurant and Tap Bar featuring Sequoia Grove Winery (6:30 PM), and a visit from the Do Napa Culinary Crawl celebrating that Downtown Napa is open and ready for business.
Ludovic Morlot to Lead LA Phil in Mozart, Mendelssohn, Barber and More, 9/2 & 4
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Los Angeles)
(8/28/2014) - Conductor Ludovic Morlot ushers in the month of September by leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two classical performances, Tuesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 4, both at 8 pm.
EVERYTHING BY MY SIDE to Make U.S. Premiere at Hudson River Park as Part of 2014 Crossing the Line Festival, 9/26-28
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(8/28/2014) - Performance Space 122 (PS122), Hudson River Park, and the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, present the U.S. premiere of Fernando Rubio's Everything by my side as part of FIAF's Crossing the Line 2014 festival. Everything by my side marks the U.S. debut of Buenos Aires-based, award-winning theater and visual artist Fernando Rubio. Performances will take place in English and Spanish.
Harris Diamant's HEADONICS Exhibition to Open 9/6 at Luise Ross Gallery
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(8/28/2014) - Harris Diamant's HEADONICS exhibition will open September 6 at Luise Ross Gallery in New York City.
Theatre Classes Now Enrolling at Dreamcatcher Rep
by BWW News Desk (New Jersey)
(8/28/2014) - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will offer Improv, Acting and Audition classes for kids, teens and adults this fall and winter, with the first class beginning on September 20.
Company of Fools' Denise Simone Among 2014 Governor's Awards in the Arts Recipients; Ceremony Set for 12/2
by BWW News Desk (Boise)
(8/28/2014) - Company of Fools and Sun Valley Center for the Arts are pleased to announce that Core Company Artist Denise Simone is among the 2014 recipients of the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Governor C. L. Butch Otter and First Lady Lori Otter announced this year's honorees in August. Simone received the Excellence in the Arts distinction.
20th Anniversary Concert to Introduce New Sound System at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 9/12
by BWW News Desk (Thousand Oaks)
(8/28/2014) - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza 20th anniversary free concert will feature David Benoit, Brooke White, Wendy Liebman and the new state-of-the-art sound system, Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Doors will open at 6:30 for open seating.
Ira Glass to Bring Newest Live Show to Houston, 9/20
by BWW News Desk (Houston)
(8/28/2014) - Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host featuring Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass will make its Houston debut Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 8 p.m., in the Wortham Center's Cullen Theater presented by Society for the Performing Arts.
A Noise Within to Open 2014-15 Season with THE TEMPEST, 9/13-11/22
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(8/28/2014) - ?A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, inaugurates its 2014-2015 REVOLUTIONary season with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Directed by Timothy Douglas in his ANW debut, the show opens on Saturday, September 13 and runs through Saturday, November 22, 2014. This will be the third production of The Tempest for A Noise Within, which also mounted the play in 1993 and 2006; going against the grain in true revolutionary form, Prospero will be cast with a woman in the role, ANW favorite Deborah Strang.
FULL GALLOP, ORAL FIXATION, BONNIE & CLYDE and More Set for WaterTower's 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk (Dallas)
(8/28/2014) - WaterTower Theatre's has announced its calendar of events, this month through December 2014. All performances held at The Addison Theatre Centre unless otherwise noted. Scroll down for details!
CIRQUE SHANGHAI: WARRIORS to Close on Labor Day at Navy Pier
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(8/28/2014) - Only a few performances remain to experience edge-of-your-seat excitement with "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors" at Chicago's Navy Pier Pepsi Skyline Stage, 600 E. Grand Ave. "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors," the summer spectacle encompassing remarkable acrobatics, thrilling daredevil stunts and exhilarating demonstrations from Chinese Kung Fu and Wu Shu masters, will close on Monday Sept. 1, 2014 (Labor Day). Special Labor Day performance times have been added at 2 and 4 p.m. and will mark the end of the summer 2014 run of "Cirque Shanghai: Warriors".
Adriana Jones' AN ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTOR to Premiere at 2014 WOMEN AT WORK Festival, 9/22 & 9/26
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(8/28/2014) - An Anonymous Contributor, an original solo show about the shadowy world of academic ghostwriting, will receive its premiere production as part of the 2014 Women at Work Festival at Stage Left Studio (214 W 30th Street, 6th floor). Performance dates are September 22nd at 7:30 pm and September 26th at 9 pm. The show is written and performed by Adriana Jones and directed by Christine Zagrobelny.
Lifeline Theatre to Open KidSeries with THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, 10/18-11/23
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(8/28/2014) - Lifeline Theatre opens its 2014-15 KidSeries season with The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the beloved classic by Margery Williams, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link.
Henry Cho's FUNNY BUT CLEAN COMEDY TOUR to Stop in Lawrenceville, 9/12-13
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Atlanta)
(8/28/2014) - Comedy giant and sitcom regular Henry Cho of The Henry Cho Funny But Clean Comedy Tour will take his talents to Gwinnett County Friday, September 12-Saturday, September 13. As host of Comedy Central Special What's That Clickin' Noise? and previous host of NBC's Friday Night Videos, his talents have also landed him appearances in several featured films and on radio programs across the country.
Producer Reveals More on ABC's 'THE STORY OF FROZEN' Special; Confirms Broadway Plans
by Movies News Desk
(8/28/2014) - In an interview with TVGuide.com, FROZEN producer Peter Del Vecho revealed more details about ABC's upcoming 'STORY OF FROZEN' behind-the-scenes special, set to air next Tuesday, September 2. He also confirmed plans for the upcoming Broadway musical adaptation of the film as the 'next logical step' for the FROZEN universe.
Stages Repertory Theatre to Present MARIE ANTOINETTE, 10/8-11/2
by BWW News Desk (Houston)
(8/28/2014) - Stages Repertory Theatre will present MARIE ANTOINETTE by David Adjmi, October 8 - November 2, 2014. Produced in cooperation with the University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance, the play will be directed by Leslie Swackhamer and stars Emily Neves in the title role.
Broward Cultural Division to Host Creative Investment Program Workshop for Broward-Based Artists, 9/9
by BWW News Desk (Fort Lauderdale)
(8/28/2014) - Broward Cultural Division invites interested Broward-based artists to a grant workshop for the Creative Investment Program (CIP), offered on Tuesday, September 9 at 5:30 PM in the Broward County Main Library, Cybrary Computer Lab, 7th Floor, 100 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale.