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(10/24/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Friday, October 24, 2014.
GIRLS ONLY Extends Through Nov 16 at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Buffalo)
(10/24/2014) - Ladies, gather your gal pals and get ready to have a girly great time! Girls Only -- The Secret Comedy of Women has been extended at Downstairs Cabaret at Winton Place through November 16, 2014.
Utah Shakespeare Partners with Frontier Homestead Museum for CHRISTMAS AT THE HOMESTEAD, 12/8-13
by BWW News Desk (Salt Lake City)
(10/24/2014) - ?This December, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is partnering with the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum to present Christmas at the Homestead from December 8th through the 13th. The weeklong holiday celebration will feature local entertainment, pioneered-themed crafts, an arts festival, tasty treats and nightly appearances from St. Nicholas. Activities start at 5:30 p.m. during the week with an all day event-taking place on Saturday, December 13. Entry is only $5 per family or $1.50 for individuals.
BWW Reviews: Factory Theatre Laid to Rest with LANGUAGE OF ANGELS
by Nancy Grossman (Boston)
(10/24/2014) - Happy Medium Theatre starts its sixth season by ending the run of the Factory Theatre with LANGUAGE OF ANGELS, a testament to the ambience and creative possibilities of the soon-to-be-defunct space. Director Lizette M. Morris does a masterful job of building and prolonging the suspense, with a strong assist from her design team and ensemble cast.
The Ringwald to Stage STUPID F**KING BIRD, 11/14-12/8
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(10/24/2014) - Aaron Posner's Stupid Fucking Bird, a "sort of" adaptation of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, makes its Michigan premiere beginning November 14 at Ferndale's The Ringwald Theatre. After previous productions played in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and Los Angeles to great acclaim, The Ringwald is honored to bring the play to Detroit.
JULIA MATTISON IS RUBY MANGER to Play 54 Below, 10/27
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(10/24/2014) - On Monday, October 27th at 9:30PM, JULIA MATTISON IS RUBY MANGER will play 54 Below. Written and Created by Julia Mattison, with songs written by Julia Mattison and Noel Carey, the evening is directed by Max Friedman with musical direction and arrangements by Charlie Rosen. Produced by Stage 17.
Photo Flash: First Look at Tacoma Little Theatre's DIAL M FOR MURDER
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)
(10/24/2014) - Tacoma Little Theatre presents the classic mystery Dial 'M' for Murder, by Frederick Knott, and directed by pug Bujeaud. This suspense filled thriller inspired Alfred Hitchcock to film the 1954 movie of the same name. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
CAPTAIN AMERICA's Sebastian Stan Joins Meryl Streep in RICKI AND THE FLASH
by Movies News Desk
(10/24/2014) - ComingSoon.net reports that CAPTAIN AMERICA star Sebastian Stan will appear opposite Meryl Streep in Jonathan Demme's upcoming movie musical RICKI AND THE FLASH. He will play Streep's estranged son Joshua.
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Connecticut Cabaret Theatre's THE BEVERLEY HILLBILLIES
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(10/24/2014) - The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is proud to be the first theatre company in Connecticut to be performing David Rodgers' The Beverly Hillbillies. Join all your favorites from the '60s TV comedy. The production will run October 17 through November 22, 2014, directed by Kris McMurray. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!
MCT to Present THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED], 11/19-12/14
by BWW News Desk (Milwaukee, WI)
(10/24/2014) - Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) celebrates the holiday season with THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) [REVISED]. Ray Jivoff directs this literary romp featuring Chris Klopatek, Rick Pendzich, Chase Stoeger and Marcus Truschinski. The cast of MCT favorites are also all alumni of the UW-Whitewater theatre program. Performances are November 19 - December 14, 2014 at the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
Photo Flash: First Look at Sinking Ship's POWERHOUSE at New Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(10/24/2014) - Sinking Ship Productions presents the World Premiere of Powerhouse, a new devised play created by director Jon Levin, writer Josh Luxenberg and the Sinking Ship ensemble. Powerhouse runs from November 3 - 23, 2014 in a limited engagement at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Previews begin November 3 for a November 6 opening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
Photo Flash: Terri White, Sam Harris, Damon Kirsche, Hannah DeFlumeri and More in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: AN EVENING OF CY COLEMAN at Pace
by BWW News Desk
(10/24/2014) - AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: AN EVENING OF CY COLEMAN, WITH THE FRED BARTON ORCHESTRA was held at the Michael Schimmel Center at Pace University on Saturday, October 18, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below!
Photo Coverage: First Look at West End's SUNNY AFTERNOON
by Roy Tan (UK / West End)
(10/24/2014) - The critically acclaimed new musical, Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks and began previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014 with press night on 28 October 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Gaelic Storm to Perform Live at Kingsbury Hall, 11/13
by BWW News Desk (Music - Salt Lake City)
(10/24/2014) - Gaelic Storm, the energetic, indie-folk Celtic band, brings their Full Irish tour to Salt Lake City. Gaelic Storm is performing at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Paul Mecurio to Hit Comix at Foxwoods, 11/6
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Connecticut)
(10/24/2014) - Comix At Foxwoods will host Emmy Award-winning Daily Show Correspondent and Providence, RI native Paul Mecurio for a three-night, four-show performance, which kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Tyler M. Perry Wins Kitchen Theatre's 2014 Norma Fire Emerging Artist Award
by BWW News Desk (Central New York)
(10/24/2014) - To remember and honor our dear friend and colleague, actor Norma Fire, Kitchen Theatre Company will present an annual award, the Norma Fire Emerging Artist Award. This award will go to a young theater artist age 30 or younger whose work in the previous season was exemplary and demonstrated great professional potential. The young theater artist may be an actor, director, playwright or designer.
National Theatre Live's FRANKENSTEIN, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, to Encore Next Week
by BWW News Desk
(10/24/2014) - Due to unprecedented audience demand, National Theatre Live and Fathom will present special encore screenings of The National Theatre of Great Britain's acclaimed Olivier Award winning production of FRANKENSTEIN, a play by Nick Dear based on Mary Shelley's novel. The production stars Olivier Award winners Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, and directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle, in select cinemas worldwide on October 27 & 29, 2014. Watch the trailer below!
Photo Flash: Open Auditions for THE RAILWAY CHILDREN at King's Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk (UK / West End)
(10/24/2014) - The Olivier Award-winning production of Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Railway Children will be returning to London on 16 December 2014, but moving to a new home, the King's Cross Theatre, where a purpose built 1,000-seat theatre, complete with a railway track and platforms, and with a state of the art heating system, will be specially created. The site, on King's Boulevard, behind King's Cross Station, has been loaned to the production for the duration of the run by Google, who own the land. The York Theatre Royal production, which is in association with the National Railway Museum, will once again feature a live 60-tonne steam locomotive and Gentleman's Carriage. The Railway Children, which previews from 16 December, with a press night on 14 January, is booking until 1 March 2015. Open auditions for children aged between 9 and 13 to star in the children's ensemble were held on Saturday 18 October at Jacksons Lane Arts Centre, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! Casting will be announced shortly.
La Lugones en el Cultural - 'CELEBRACION DEL CINEMA DU REEL'
by BWW News Desk (Argentina)
(10/24/2014) - ?En el marco de las actividades transitorias de la Sala Leopoldo Lugones en el Cultural San Martin, el Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires y la Fundacion Cinemateca Argentina, en colaboracion con el Institut Francais d'Argentine, han organizado el ciclo denominado Celebracion del Cinema du reel, que se desarrollara todos los jueves, del 6 de noviembre al 11 de diciembre, en la sala 2 del CCSM.
David Mixner to Debut Autobiographical Show OH HELL NO! This Monday
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)
(10/24/2014) - Legendary civil rights activist and author David Mixner will premiere Oh Hell No!, an evening autobiographical storytelling, in a special one-night-only event this Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Taking place at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), Oh Hell No! will benefit Point Foundation. Amy and Jeff Towers will present the evening, which will be produced by Tim Ranney.
Copland House to Celebrate Irving Fine, 11/16
by BWW News Desk (Music - New Jersey)
(10/24/2014) - In Grateful Rejoicing honors the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Irving Fine, one of America's most richly-gifted composers, will be celebrated in a program featuring his impressive Violin Sonata and his delectable song cycle, Childhood Fables for Grown-Ups, along with Copland's epic Piano Quartet.
Django Reinhardt NY Festival, Anita Gillette and More to Play Birdland, Beg. 11/3
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(10/24/2014) - Birdland Jazz Club has announced their line-up of talent for November 3 - November 9, including Django Reinhardt NY Festival's 15th Anniversary, Anita Gillette, Barbara Carroll, The Birdland Jazz Party Featuring Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli and more. Details below!
Theatreworks USA's FLY GUY AND OTHER STORIES Comes to the Landmark, 11/23
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(10/24/2014) - ?LANDMARKids! loves presenting Theatreworks USA works because they have consistent high quality family programming. Their new musical revue featuring - Fly Guy and Other Stories that will appear on Sunday, November 23 at 2 PM is no exception.
Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Is Heading to Seoul; Sneak Peek at the Korean Cast!
by BWW News Desk (South Korea)
(10/24/2014) - KINKY BOOTS is heading to South Korea! This will be the first international production of the Tony-winning musical. The show is set to run December 1, 2014 through February 22, 2015 in Seoul at the Chungmu Art Hall Grand Theatre. Opening night is December 5. Scroll down for photos of the Korean principal cast!
CHOSEN CHILD to Play Boston Playwrights' Theatre, 10/30-11/22
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(10/24/2014) - Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2014-15 season of new plays next week with Monica Bauer's Chosen Child.
STAGE TUBE: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Rehearse 'Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered'
by Stage Tube
(10/24/2014) - Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! - an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and solo performances - airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, tonight, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. In anticipation, the pair have debuted a video from rehearsal, featuring 'Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered.' Check it out!
THE LITTLE RED HEN and More Set for Great AZ Puppet Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk (Phoenix)
(10/24/2014) - The Great Arizona Puppet Theater has announced its upcoming productions for November 2014. Details below!
'Check Yo Ponytail' Tour, with The Presets, Le1f, Antwon, Chela & Franki Chan, Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Music - Denver )
(10/24/2014) - The Presets make their first visit to North America for 2014 as headliners of the 2014 Check Yo Ponytail Tour, which kicks off in Denver this weekend at the Ogden Theater this Sunday October 26.
Photo Flash: Highlights From 'Acting Out on the Hangar Stage' Charades Challenge
by BWW News Desk (Central New York)
(10/24/2014) - The Hangar's Acting Out on the Hangar Stage, Community Charades Challenge took place on Saturday, October 18. With the support of the community - through donations to four teams of participants, the purchase of auction items, and ticket sales - the Hangar was able to reach its fundraising goal for the event, which supports the theatre's educational programming, raising a total of $26,000. Scroll down for photos!
BWW Reviews: Denver Center's Matthew Gumley on Broadway Beginnings, Bullying Impacts, and the Personalization of Piggy!
by Michael Mulhern (Denver)
(10/24/2014) - We speak with Piggy in the Denver Center's LORD OF THE FLIES on his impressive Broadway background, his thoughts on the misunderstood Piggy, and his own experiences with bullying.
The Capitol Steps to Return to the Van Wezel, 11/1
by BWW News Desk (St. Petersburg)
(10/24/2014) - The Capitol Steps, a Washington DC-based comedy troupe that began as a group of Senate Staffers, will present a show based on songs from their 2014 album How to Succeed In Congress Without Really Lying at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Nov. 1. Just in time to help you laugh off the chaos of the mid-term election.
Stories on Stage to Present TO THE LIGHTHOUSE, 11/15
by BWW News Desk (Denver)
(10/24/2014) - Stories on Stage presents 'To the Lighthouse' Saturday, November 15 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO.
Austin Playhouse to Stage SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE JERSEY LILY, 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk (Austin)
(10/24/2014) - In this comic twist on a classic sleuthing caper Oscar Wilde's muse, actress Lillie Langtry presents Holmes with what seems like an open and shut case. But with his superior powers of deductive reasoning, Sherlock wastes no time in exposing a much more sinister conspiracy. In a fast-paced ride full of surprises and disguises, Holmes and Watson must do whatever it takes to help their friends...while facing their greatest foe.
BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' PSYCHO BEACH PARTY Flounders in the Water
by Christi Esterle (Denver)
(10/24/2014) - You'd think a play called Psycho Beach Party would be a little more, well....crazy. But Charles Busch's affectionate parody of 1960s beach movies seldom seems more unhinged than the cheerful teen romps it draws inspiration from. Oh, it's not all sun and fun in the sand, to be sure. There's a fair amount of sexual kink, a domineering mother who could give Margaret White a run for her money, and revelations of a tragic past, but it all feels so light. The poster for the Theatreworks production, featuring a knife-wielding beach bunny, promises a gruesome good time that the play never really delivers.
Skylight Music Theatre to Follow the Yellow Brick Road in THE WIZARD OF OZ, 11/21-1/4
by BWW News Desk (Milwaukee, WI)
(10/24/2014) - ?Skylight Music Theatre is creating a new production of the award-winning musical The Wizard of Oz. The production runs November 21, 2014 through January 4, 2015 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center (158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI).
Texas State University to Present A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE, 11/6-9
by BWW News Desk (Austin)
(10/24/2014) - Texas State University's Department of Theatre and Dance is presenting the play A Behanding in Spokane Nov. 6-9.