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(12/8/2013) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 8, 2013 - Sunday, December 8, 2013.
Hottest Articles on BWW from Sunday, Dec. 8
(12/8/2013) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Sunday, December 8, 2013.
A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to Return to Rockwell: Table & Stage, 12/10
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(12/8/2013) - Having established itself as the premier showcase of new musical theatre in Los Angeles, selling out its first two shows in May and September, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC is making its final return to Rockwell: Table & Stage in 2013 on December 10, 2013.
Oleg Frish to Appear with Rick Bogart Trio Every Saturday at Broadway Thai Jazz Restaurant
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(12/8/2013) - Oleg Frish, Russian radio personality and host of the radio show Standard Time on 970AM will be appearing with The Rick Bogart Trio Every Saturday night at The Broadway Thai Jazz Restaurant at 241 West 51st.
Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk (Pittsburgh)
(12/8/2013) - Pittsburgh CLO's 22nd annual holiday production of A Musical Christmas Carol will entertain audiences of all ages December 6-22 at the Byham Theater. Now is the perfect time to start a new holiday tradition with family and friends or rekindle a tradition from years past. Tickets are now on sale and start at just $28.75, with half-priced tickets available for children ages 3 to 14, sponsored by Macy's. Purchase tickets online at pittsburghCLO.org, by calling 412- 456-6666 or at the Box Office at Theater Square. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!
Photo Flash: Meet Nik Rabinowitz and KG from STAND UP at the Baxter
by BWW News Desk (South Africa)
(12/8/2013) - Nik Rabinowitz is back with an all-new show called STAND UP that takes the Pistorius out of everything South African, whilst simultaneously giving ourselves and the world a deep, full-cavity medical check-up. Embark on a thrilling journey through contemporary South Africa's political and social landscape and emerge at the other end, sane and happy to live in one of the most tjatjarag countries on planet earth. It's so funny, it's almost criminal.
Photo Flash: Jonathan Brielle Brings I SAW BROADWAY to Birdland
by BWW News Desk
(12/8/2013) - The legendary Birdland was packed to the gills for the latest presentation of Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland Series, Jonathan Brielle's I Saw Broadway. An all star gathering of Broadway's greatest vocalists and musicians wowed the audience with one crowd pleaser after another from the musicals of the prolific Brielle.
Ballet Austin's THE NUTCRACKER Now Playing
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Houston)
(12/8/2013) - Whether a first-timer or seasoned fan, you are in for a fabulous treat with the 51st annual production of The Nutcracker - Austin's premier holiday tradition. This season, Artistic Director Stephen Mills' acclaimed choreography and the beloved tale are enhanced by the World Premiere of spectacular new sets and costume designs.
Isabella Rossellini to Bring GREEN PORNO to Melbourne Arts Centre, 26 March
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Melbourne)
(12/8/2013) - Maggie Gerrand has announced that Isabella Rossellini will be performing Green Porno at Melbourne Arts Centre on Wednesday 26 March. Melbourne fans now have an opportunity to see the screen icon Isabella Rossellini perform her new, playful and wonderfully odd stage show Green Porno, a one-woman comedy about mating in the natural world.
All-Star CHESS Concert Set for Richland Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Central Pennsylvania)
(12/8/2013) - CHESS, the hit London and Broadway musical, will be performed in a concert presentation on December 8, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Richland Performing Arts Center, on the campus of Richland High School in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble to Present Tennessee Williams' TEN BLOCKS ON THE CAMINO REAL, 1/3-26
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(12/8/2013) - Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, will stage a production of Ten Blocks on the Camino Real by Tennessee Williams in January 2014. A preview performance is set for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. The show closes on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 at 6 p.m. Curtain times are Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 6 p.m. The theatre is located at 549 W. 52nd Street, 3rd Floor, near 11th Ave., subway C/E 50th St.
THE PINK ROOM Set for Winter Burlesque Blitz, 12/27
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(12/8/2013) - The Pink Room: David Lynch Burlesque is taking it's show from it's usual Twin Peaks Roadhouse & Bookhouse setting to a sultry theater reminscient of Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive. The Pink Room joins forces with Horse Trade in this Winter Burlesque Blitz to bring you a night of sexy, Lynchian fever dreams on the burlesque stage. Chanteuse, Francine "The Lucid Dream" channels nightclub singer Dorothy Vallens in this celebration of what might be an undesputed element of David Lynch's films - it's haunting music. In order to learn the secret behind why Francine is also considered to be "The Blue Rose of Burlesque" you will have to act fast and grab tickets to this limited seating engagement. This mix of neo-burlesque and Lynchian cabaret is sure to entertain burlesque fans and cinema afficionados alike.
National Tour of Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Play San Diego Civic Theatre, 1/7-12
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(12/8/2013) - Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, is returning to the San Diego Civic Theatre January 7-12, 2014 as part of Broadway/San Diego's 2013-2014 Season. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life once again!
Bryan Duncan to Play Grove Theatre, 12/21
by BWW News Desk (Music - Los Angeles)
(12/8/2013) - The Grove Theatre welcomes legendary Grammy Award winner Bryan Duncan for a Christmas concert on December 21st at 7:00 pm. This exciting holiday concert is chock full of Christmas classics like "Please Come Home for Christmas" and includes Duncan's new holiday singles "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" and "This Christmas."
Photo Flash: GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER with Malcom-Jamal Warner Opens at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)
(12/8/2013) - Malcolm-Jamal Warner makes his D.C.-area theater debut as Dr. John Prentice in Todd Kreidler's stage adaptation of GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER directed by Kenny Leon (Arena's every tongue confess and Stick Fly). Warner first rose to national prominence appearing as Theo in the television series THE COSBY SHOW. His work on the show garnered him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. He is not only a seasoned actor, but an accomplished musician, director and producer. GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER runs through January 5, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. Below, check out a look back at the opening night festivities!
Exclusive Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Records Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy
(12/8/2013) - Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's recording session for 'Gloria in Excelsis Deo' with castmembers Bill Kazdan, Joy L. Matthews-Jacobs, Cindy Hoxie, Wade Walfon, Kenneth Kantor, Angie Finn, Rose Mary Taylor, Laird Mackintosh, David Michael Garry, Victoria Toelker, Marni Raab, Mary Michael Patterson, Lynne Abeles, Elizabeth Welch, Nathan Patrick Morgan, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Jeremy Hays, Duane McDevitt, Michele McConnell, Santomi Hofman, Katherine McNamee, Tim Jerome, Heather Hill, Grace P. Jones, Arlo Hill, Elena Pellicciaro, Richard Poole and Sarah Bakker.
CABARET LIFE NYC: Rave Ann Hampton Callaway Reviews--Let's Get an 'Ann App' for That
by Stephen Hanks (New York City)
(12/8/2013) - Ann Hampton Callaway's latest show in late November at 54 Belowher new home away from homewas another one of those slam dunk entertainments she's produced in the past year or so that clearly have put her near the top, if not at the very top, of the female cabaret performer depth chart. Listen, not counting the Broadway stars like Patti LuPone (who are now doing cabaret, mainly at 54 Below), or the top-notch jazz singers like Jane Monheit, you be hard-pressed to think of any major veteran cabaret singer in the countryand that includes Barbara Cook, Marilyn Maye, Andrea Marcovicci, and Amanda McBroomwho are plying the trade better these days than Ann Hampton Callaway.
Photo Flash: First Look at Burning Coal's (THREE MAN) TEMPEST
by BWW News Desk (Raleigh)
(12/8/2013) - Burning Coal Theatre Company will present (Three Man) Tempest by William Shakespeare, adapted and directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, tonight, December 5 - 22, 2013. The production runs Thursdays through Saturdays, December 5 - 7, 12 - 14 and 19 - 21 at 7:30 pm and Sundays, December 8, 15 and 22 at 2 pm. All tickets are $25, or $20 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students. All Thursday evening tickets are $15. Tickets and further information may be obtained by calling 919.834-4001 or visiting www.burningcoal.org. Check out a first look below!
Andrew Sussman, Ken Jankura & More Among Arts Events In Waynesboro, 12/13-14
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(12/8/2013) - Destination ARTS! activities continue in Waynesboro, PA, with live music every weekend, and multiple events and artist demonstrations scheduled throughout December at Gallery 50 and 42 West Arts Co-op.
Doreen Taylor to Play Theater of the Living Arts, 1/24
by BWW News Desk (Music - Pennsylvania)
(12/8/2013) - Whether your musical palette drives you toward powerhouse vocals, engaging and tireless showmanship or homegrown country roots, there's a strong and mighty fusion of all three in DOREEN TAYLOR LIVE- a special one-night only Vegas-style "feast for the senses" that brings the sultry Philadelphia based songstress back home following four sold out shows on her 2013/2014 National "MAGIC" Tour.
Thomas Michael Campbell Launches Indiegogo to Bring DESCARTES A LA Mode to the Stage
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(12/8/2013) - Descartes a la Mode by Thomas Michael Campbell is a new play that examines what happens when the pressures of recovering alcoholic Mal Barron's love life, teaching career, and curriculum standards clash as he struggles to balance his beliefs with his responsibilities. As much sexy as it is intelligent, Descartes a la Mode is a beautiful, poignant new drama about pride, love, sex, and the forbidden. Help us bring this play to life by donating anything you can to our indiegogo campaign (http://igg.me/at/descartesalamode/x/5662556) and by purchasing your tickets (http://descartesalamode.eventbrite.com/)!
Photo Flash: Mario Lopez & Bella Twins Host Sugar Factory American Brasserie's Town Square Las Vegas Grand Opening
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)
(12/8/2013) - 'Extra' and "X-Factor" correspondent Mario Lopez and E! Entertainment Television's 'Total Divas,' The Bella Twins, hosted Sugar Factory American Brasserie's new Town Square Las Vegas grand opening Friday evening. Check out a look back below!
Frank Ocean Dines at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)
(12/8/2013) - On Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and rapper Frank Ocean dined at Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant located inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino with his mother. The mother-son duo enjoyed a rich array of dishes including starters such as the Seared scallop with fresh mango in chili sauce and Crispy duck roll.
Spotlighters Theatre Now Accepting Production Submissions for 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk (Baltimore)
(12/8/2013) - Directors are encouraged to submit a Production Proposal for the show they are passionate about directing. Proposal Forms are found on the website - http://www.spotlighters.org/production-proposal-submission-form.html
Tom Pryor's CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS Set for Cornelia Street Cafe, 12/10
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(12/8/2013) - Author and storyteller Tom Pryor's next CITY STORIES: STOOPS TO NUTS show is scheduled for Tuesday, December 10TH at 6:00 p.m. at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Manhattan.
Melbourne Theatre Company 'Disappointed' by QTC Artistic Director Wesley Enoch's Comments in Age Newspaper
by BWW News Desk (Australia - Melbourne)
(12/8/2013) - Melbourne Theatre Company is extremely disappointed by QTC Artistic Director Wesley Enoch's comments quoted in today's Age newspaper, accusing the Company of immorally refusing to pay artists in its landmark NEON Festival of Independent Theatre.
Jennifer Jasper & Teatro Paraguas to Present I CAN HEAR YOU...BUT I'M NOT LISTENING, 1/9-10
by BWW News Desk (Albuquerque)
(12/8/2013) - Jasper, in association with Teatro Paraguas, presents a night of twisted and hilarious personal storytelling from Jennifer Jasper in I Can Hear You ... But I'm Not Listening. Unscripted and improvised, Jasper explores her experiences as the middle daughter in a family of five girls with colorful (and off-color) stories. From her early efforts at speech therapy to her Laura Ingalls Wilder obsession to her discovery of her grandfather's "interesting" hobby, Jasper's expert comic skills and her gift for wringing laughs from the dark and uncomfortable moments of growing up make each performance unique and revealing.
LES MISERABLES Continues Through 12/29 at Imagination Theater
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(12/8/2013) - Les Miserables continues through December 29 at Imagination Theater Les Miserables, the world's longest-running musical has opened to positive reviews and standing ovations from the audience. The show continues with a selection of matinees and evening performances at Imagination Theater through December 29.
Live Source to Present BOHEMIAN LIGHTS Workshop at Pregones Theater, 1/11-12
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(12/8/2013) - Live Source presents a workshop production of BOHEMIAN LIGHTS, a new interdisciplinary theatre piece directed by Tyler Mercer, choreographed by Jose Rivera Jr., and adapted by Live Source with Fernando Gonzalez after Ramon Valle-Inclan's Luces de Bohemia. BOHEMIAN LIGHTS will be performed at Pregones Theater (575 Walton Avenue, Bronx NY) on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12, 2014, through Pregones Theater's ASAP / Artist Space At Pregones Program, and in partnership with Spain Culture New York - Consulate General of Spain.
Geoff Hoyle's GEEZER to Move to The Marsh Berkeley, 1/23
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(12/8/2013) - The Marsh announces that Geoff Hoyle's hit solo show GEEZER will move to The Marsh Berkeley January 23 - March 1, 2013, following its multi-extended runs at The Marsh San Francisco. This vivid look at NOT 'going gentle into that good night' by one of the era's most acclaimed physical comedy actors will play Thursdays at 8pm and Saturdays at 5pm at The Marsh Berkeley Main Stage, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley. For tickets ($25-$50), the public may visit www.themarsh.org or call 415-282-3055 between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Photo Coverage: Cynthia Farrell Brings FOR REAL 2.0 to Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff (Cabaret)
(12/8/2013) - Cynthia Farrell brought her evening of song 'Cynthia Farrell ForReal 2.0' to the Metropolitan Room on Dec. 7th. Musical direction and arrangements were by Fran Minarik. The evening was directed and co-written by James Horvath. .
ZACH to Present IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, 1/29-2/23
by BWW News Desk (Austin)
(12/8/2013) - ZACH Theatre is pleased to bring you IN THE NEXT ROOM OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY playing January 29-Feburary 23, 2013 on stage at the Topfer Theatre. A stimulating, funny and provocative new Broadway hit set in a prim upper class Victorian home, where a gentleman doctor has invented an extraordinary and mysterious device for treating "hysteria." His wife overhears mystifying sounds emanating in the next room and sees patients leaving in blissful health. This smart comedy ponders marriage and intimacy, and what it truly means to find connection. Contains adult situations and brief nudity.
Brooklyn's Ifetayo Arts Cultural Academy Honored by First Lady Michelle Obama
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)
(12/8/2013) - The holiday season is off to a great start for the Brooklyn-based Ifetayo Arts Cultural Academy recently honored by the White House as a recipient of the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the highest honor offered in the United States for after-school programming.
UpStage at 2nd Story to Present SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE, 1/24-2/23
by BWW News Desk (Rhode Island)
(12/8/2013) - UpStage at 2nd Story Theatre will present SEVEN KEYS TO BALDPATE by George M. Cohan and directed by Ed Shea on January 24 - February 23, 2014.
Photo Coverage: Inside Broadway & CINDERELLA Welcome NYC Students for 'Creating the Magic' Program
by Stephen Sorokoff
(12/8/2013) - It was a full house of New York City school children at The Broadway Theatre on December 5 as 'Inside Broadway' presented another afternoon of 'Creating The Magic' at Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Below, check out a look back at the event, featuring Laura Osnes and the cast!
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Director Dies at 85
by Movies News Desk
(12/8/2013) - Molinaro's passing was confirmed by the office of French President Francois Hollande's, in a statement that called him 'great, appealing and original,' a director who 'conquered the public and the admiration of his peers at the same time.'
Photo Flash: Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald & More Celebrate at NBC's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Wrap Party
by BWW News Desk
(12/8/2013) - NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! aired last December 5; and it's all the theatre world has been talking about since. Below, check out a photo from the wrap party, in fact, it's the very first photo taken on the sound stage after the broadcast! The special, which premiered to record ratings, will be released on DVD on Dec. 17, 2013.