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Hottest Articles on BWW from Friday, Jul. 25|
(7/25/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Friday, July 25, 2014.
Texas Singer Maddie Baillio Wins Michael Feinstein's 2014 Great American Songbook Competition
by BWW News Desk
(7/25/2014) - Maddie Baillio is the 2014 winner of the Great American Songbook Vocal Academy and Competition. The 18-year-old is from League City, TX. During the finals concert tonight, July 25, she sang two American standards: "Misty," and "Murder, He Says."
Patti LuPone Remembers Elaine Stritch in TIME Magazine Piece - 'I've Seen Greatness'
by BWW News Desk
(7/25/2014) - Following the passing of stage legend Elaine Stritch last week on July 17, TIME Magazine published a remembrance piece by Patti LuPone.
BWW Reviews: Farcical BOEING BOEING Soars at Hendersonville's Playhouse Downtown
by Paul Hyde (South Carolina)
(7/25/2014) - For a witty summertime romp, it's hard to beat the Playhouse Downtown's production of "Boeing Boeing" in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
BWW Reviews: Intelligent Laughter at Hub Theatre's COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE [ABRIDGED]
by Alex Lonati (Boston)
(7/25/2014) - The Hub Theatre Company of Boston is presenting The Complete Works of Shakespeare [Abridged], a hilarious, highly physical, wacky portrayal of all of the Bard's plays originally conceived by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.
BWW Reviews: Texas Reps Southern Invites a Grand Ole' Time with PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Nyderah Williams (Houston)
(7/25/2014) - This summer the Texas Repertory Theatre Company serves up a slice of apple pie and southern charm with PUMP BOYS AND THE DINETTES. Prior to the show, I wasn't really sure what to expect. It certainly sounded like something that had country charm splattered all over it. Turns out, I wasn't too far off. Being born and bred in Texas along with an affinity for diners this was a great treat.
INCREDIBLE INDIA, CINDERELLA IN SPAIN, THE INTERGALACTIC NEMESIS and More Set for Miller Outdoor Theatre's Sept 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk (Houston)
(7/25/2014) - There's something for everyone on stage at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. From daytime programs especially for young children to family friendly evening performances of music, dance, theatre and more, this is Houston's best entertainment value.
Single Tickets for The Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Go on Sale 7/28
by BWW News Desk (Indianapolis)
(7/25/2014) - Single tickets for the 2014-15 season at the Center for the Performing Arts -- home of the Palladium, the Tarkington Theater, and Studio Theater -- are available for purchase on Monday, July 28. Starting at 6 a.m. Monday, single tickets are available for purchase online at www.TheCenterPresents.org. At 8 a.m. tickets are on sale at the Palladium box office (Third Avenue SW & City Center Drive). At 10 a.m. phone sales begin at 317-843-3800.
WHAT THE BUTLER SAW to Open 8/1 at Theater at Monmouth
by BWW News Desk (Maine)
(7/25/2014) - Joe Orton's frenetic farce, What the Butler Saw, opens at Theater at Monmouth on Friday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. The perfect blend of Oscar Wilde's wit, Monty Python's physical comedy, and Benny Hill's lewdness, What the Butler Saw bursts with mistaken identities, catastrophic complications, and rapid-fire dialogue. Orton's ribald examination of societal attitudes toward sexuality is a rampaging celebration of licentiousness and free-will.
Four Festive Holiday Shows Make Their Way to Segerstrom Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk (Costa Mesa)
(7/25/2014) - Even with its 'endless summer' weather, Orange County certainly embraces the spirit of the holidays. This year, audiences can look forward to four unique and fun-filled seasonal shows at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. The holiday concert season at the Center kicks off with beloved American singer/songwriter Judy Collins in her show, Holidays and Hits (December 6) performing an array of holiday classics as well as her inspiring interpretations of folk standards. This is followed by the whimsical and critically acclaimed show DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL (December 10 - 14). The enchanting and ever popular Celtic Woman returns with the spirited show Home for Christmas - The Symphony Tour (December 15), and, finally, the popular Fiesta Navidad with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano (December 23) rounds out the holiday programming with an evening of traditional Mexican songs and dance.
Stepinac Graduate Receives WBT's 2014 Bob Fitzsimmons Arts Scholarship
by BWW News Desk (Rockland / Westchester)
(7/25/2014) - This year's recipient of Westchester Broadway Theatre's Bob Fitzsimmons Scholarship is Christopher Guzman, a 2014 graduate of Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains, NY.
Peggy King to Make First LA Appearance in Over 30 Years at the Catalina Jazz Club, 7/27
by BWW News Desk (Music - Los Angeles)
(7/25/2014) - Peggy King, one of the most popular TV and recording stars of the 1950's, will make her first Los Angeles appearance in more than 30 years on Sunday, July 27 at 7:30 PM at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. Joining her will be acclaimed pianist, harpist and vocalist Corky Hale, leading an all-star quartet including Lymon Medeiros on bass, Jack LeCompte on drums and John Chiodini on guitar.
American Candy and Playhouse Creatures to Host Blood Drive at The Actors Fund Arts Center, 8/4
by BWW News Desk (Brooklyn)
(7/25/2014) - Monday August 4th, American Candy, Brooklyn's hottest Comedy group, and Playhouse Creatures Theatre will host a daylong blood drive at The Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn.
The Barn Theatre to Present HAIR, 8/5-17
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(7/25/2014) - The Barn Theatre presents HAIR, the first and most famous of rock musicals, with music by Galt MacDermot and book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado.
Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver Join LINCOLN'S FAVORITE SHAKESPEARE Benefit Performance in MA
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(7/25/2014) - Acclaimed actors Chris Noth and Fritz Weaver join the cast of Lincoln's Favorite Shakespeare with John Douglas Thompson and Kathleen Chalfant. On August 14 at 4pm at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage, this noted quartet of actors are donating their performances to the event and will present scenes and soliloquies known and loved by Abraham Lincoln from the canon of Shakespeare with a reception immediately following at Chesterwood.
San Diego Musical Theatre Moves to New Home at Spreckels; Sets 2015 Season With WEST SIDE STORY and More
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(7/25/2014) - San Diego Musical Theatre's 2015 Season brings your favorite movies to the stage at its new home at the Historic Spreckels Theatre, on Broadway, in downtown San Diego. Scroll down for details!
VIDEO: The O'Neill Center Takes Center Stage on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by TV News Desk
(7/25/2014) - Last Sunday, July 20, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center was featured on CBS Sunday Morning. Actor Michael Douglas spoke about his time at the O'Neill and its lasting legacy as a launchpad of the American theater. Watch the full segment below!
New Opera Based on George S. Kaufman's DINNER AT EIGHT Set for St. Paul in 2016
by BWW News Desk
(7/25/2014) - Last month, the Minnesota Opera announced its commission of Dinner at Eight, a new comic opera by composer William Bolcom and librettist Mark Campbell, based on the play by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber. Minnesota Opera will give the world premiere during its 2016-2017 season at Ordway Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Sings 'Some Other Me' and 'You Learn to Live Without' from IF/THEN!
by Stage Tube
(7/25/2014) - Idina Menzel recently stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck to talk about playing 'Liz' and 'Beth' in the new musical IF/THEN, then performed selections from the show alongside composer Tom Kitt in the studio. Watch her sing 'Some Other Me' and 'You Learn to Live Without' below!
Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Walter McBride
(7/25/2014) - THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME will begin performances on Wednesday, September 10 and officially open on Sunday, October 5 at the Barrymore Theatre on Broadway (243 West 47th Street). The company met the press today, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the whole team below!
Patrick Wilson, Matt Gerald, and Kevin Weisman Depart Marvel's ANT MAN
by Movies News Desk
(7/25/2014) - According to Deadline.com, Patrick Wilson (All My Sons), Matt Gerald, and Kevin Weisman have departed Marvel's 2015 film Ant Man. This of course means that none of them will be part of Marvel's upcoming Comic-Con presentation.
Photo Flash: First Look at ACT San Diego's ANNIE JR.
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(7/25/2014) - Leapin Lizards! Actors Conservatory Theatre San Diego (ACT San Diego) presents ANNIE JR., now through July 27 at the Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego. The show is Directed by Bernard Baldan, with Musical Direction by Tim McKnight, Choreography by Athena Espinoza and Stage Management by Mandy Wirt. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company in action below!
BWW Reviews: DANGEROUS TO DANCE WITH and Hard to Sit Through at the KC Fringe Festival
by Steve Wilson (Kansas City)
(7/25/2014) - The World Premiere of Dangerous to Dance With continues at the Off Center Theatre in Crown Center through Saturday July 26. Written by Bill Rogers Dangerous to Dance With is produced in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. Diane Bulan directs the Martin Tanner Production starring Victor Raider-Wexler, Vincent Monachino, Jim Hopkins, Kelsea McLean, and Coleman Crenshaw.
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Marilu Henner and the Cast of 'VANYA AND SONIA' at Bucks County Playhouse
by Stage Tube
(7/25/2014) - Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - makes his debut in the role of 'Vanya' at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA, through August 10. The cast of the play also features Marilu Henner, the beloved actress best-known for the long-running TV series TAXI. Click below to go behind the scenes with Henner and the rest of the company!
Mary Louise Parker and Peter Sarsgaard to Lead New NBC Series THE SLAP
by TV News Desk
(7/25/2014) - According to Deadline.com, Broadway vets Mary Louise Parker (Proof) and Peter Sarsgaard (The Seagull) are starring in NBC's new 8-episode miniseries, THE SLAP. John Robin Baitz (Brothers and Sisters) is set to write and Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids are Alright) to direct. Click here for the original story.
NEWSIES' LaVon Fisher-Wilson Welcomes Baby Girl
by BWW News Desk
(7/25/2014) - She's just a Broadway baby! LaVon Fisher-Wilson, (Broadway's Newsies, The Color Purple and Chicago) and husband Darrell C. Wilson Sr. are excited to announce the arrival of their first daughter, DaVonna Bessiella Wilson.
Adrienne Warren Joins Bucks County Playhouse's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Beginning Next Month
by BWW News Desk
(7/25/2014) - Bucks County Playhouse is proud to welcome Adrienne Warren to the cast of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN, running August 14 through September 7, 2014.
Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(7/25/2014) - The New York Musical Theatre Festival presents Propaganda! The Musical, A New Musical Comedy, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera and Matt Webster. Directed by Nathan Brewer, the show runs through this weekend in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Tahni Holt, Cherdonna Shinatra and Tere O'Connor Set for Velocity's Fall 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Seattle)
(7/25/2014) - Velocity's exciting Fall Season includes two world-premieres -- celebrated Portland choreographer Tahni Holt, and Seattle's drag community premiere provocateuse, Cherdonna Shinatra -- and the arrival of major American choreographer, Tere O'Connor, in Seattle for a nine-day Velocity Open For(u)m.
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THUS SPOKE... from Daniel Leveille Danse at SummerWorks 2014
by BWW News Desk (Dance - Toronto)
(7/25/2014) - Montreal's Daniel Leveille danse presents THUS SPOKE... as part of SummerWorks. The piece is a new dance-theatre genre choreographed by Frederick Gravel and written by Etienne Lepage. THUS SPOKE... explodes the codes and conventions of theatre and dance as it bodily takes hold of our era to disrupt the established order. Scroll down for a sneak peek!