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FLASH FRIDAY: First Midnight! INTO THE WOODS Casts A Spell Onstage & Onscreen|
by Pat Cerasaro
(8/1/2014) - Today we are celebrating the lineage of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's family-friendly fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS now that we have gotten our very first glimpse of the new big screen edition starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp late this week via an attention-grabbing new teaser trailer and production photos.
Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 31
(7/31/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Thursday, July 31, 2014.
Ron Funches, Gilbert Gottfried, Rob Schneider and More to Bring Laughs to Caroline's on Broadway This August
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - New York City)
(7/31/2014) - Carolines on Broadway announces its all-star line-up of talent for the month of August 2014, highlighted by headliners Ron Funches, star of NBC's "Undateable," August 1 - 3; Donnell Rawlings, "Ashy Larry" from Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" and from MTV2's "Guy Code," August 7 - 10; Gilbert Gottfried, from Sirius XM's "The Howard Stern Show," one night only, August 14; Todd Barry, from FX's 'Louie' and his film 'Todd Barry: The Crowd Work Tour,' August 15 and 16; John Witherspoon, from the "Friday" films and Adult Swim's new comedy series "Black Jesus," August 21 - 24; and Rob Schneider, from NBC's "Saturday Night Live" and the films "Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo" and "Grown Ups," Labor Day Weekend, August 28 - 31.
Orpheum Theatre's Summer Movie Series Offers Free JAWS Tickets to Local Police, Fire Department, 8/8
by BWW News Desk (Memphis)
(7/31/2014) - The Orpheum Theatre's Summer Movie Series will show its appreciation for members of the local police force and fire department with up to two (2) free tickets per officer to see Jaws on Friday, August 8th at 7:00 PM at the Orpheum Theatre.
Brian Setzer Orchestra to Return to the State Theatre in Easton as Part of CHRISTMAS ROCKS Tour, 12/2
by BWW News Desk (Music - Pennsylvania)
(7/31/2014) - The annual Christmas tour from THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA has become one of the most exciting annual rockin' Christmas events on the planet and the iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist BRIAN SETZER and his 18-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA have announced the 11th annual "Christmas Rocks Tour." Pre-sale tickets for a select number of shows will be available beginning this week here: briansetzer.com/tour.
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Connecticut Cabaret Theatre's THE ADDAMS FAMILY - THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(7/31/2014) - The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is proud to be the first Non-Equity Theatre Company in Connecticut to be performing The Addams Family- The Musical. Scroll down for a first look at the cast!
Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center Opens Today in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(7/31/2014) - Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center, a Rockbridge Portfolio property, following a $25 million transformation. Managed by Wischermann Partners Inc., Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center provides a new lens on Western Chicago's sophisticated Oak Brook area, home to a multitude of upscale shopping and dining options as well as Fortune 500 business headquarters.
The Neo-Futurists and Salonathon to Present INFILTRATION on Fridays, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(7/31/2014) - Catch some of Chicago's hottest independent performers before Too Much Light... on Fridays at INFILTRATION. All performances take place at The Neo-Futurarium at 5153 N. Ashland.
Jake Costello's SPANK HOUSE to Play the Jack Studio, Sept 9-13
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(7/31/2014) - Jack Studio and Jake Costello present SPANK HOUSE, created by Jake Costello and running Tuesday 9 through Saturday 13 September at 8pm. Press Performance: Thursday 11 September at 8pm.
India Is Home to Assocom Institute of Baking Technology and Marketing
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)
(7/31/2014) - Assocom Institute of Baking Technology and Marketing (AIBTM) situated at (Knowledge Park III), Greater Noida has become the first choice for students seeking admission in Bakery Institute.
A CHORUS LINE Set for First Spotlight Night of 5th Avenue Theatre's 2014-15 Season, 8/19
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)
(7/31/2014) - The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes audiences to the first Spotlight Night of the 2014/15 season with a free exclusive preview of the show where hopes and dreams take center stage, A Chorus Line. This Spotlight Night is an evening of story and song exploring what makes A Chorus Line one of the most enduring musicals of all time and the life of creative genius that crafted it. Hosted by Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong, Spotlight Night gives the exclusive backstage access and a sneak preview of this groundbreaking hit show.
The Colonel Mustard to Present SPIDER-MAN: THE MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk (Omaha)
(7/31/2014) - Far and away in a Midwestern land called Nebraska, The Colonel Mustard, a ragtag 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization, committed to 'living creatively and loving wholeheartedly', continues its mission to bring surprising, inspiring, and freeofcharge entertainment to the city of Lincoln.
Review Roundup: Atlantic Theater's BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY
by Review Roundups (Off-Broadway)
(7/31/2014) - Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere production of Stephen Adly Guirgis' play BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, directed by Austin Pendleton and starring Victor Almanzar, Elizabeth Canavan, Rosal Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Tony Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson, Michael Rispoli, and Ray Anthony Thomas. The production opens tonight, July 31 for a limited engagement through Saturday, August 16, 2014 off-Broadway. Let's see what the critics had to say...
Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)
(7/31/2014) - California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from now through August 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
STAGE TUBE: Go Backstage at GHOST THE MUSICAL at the Segerstrom Center
by Stage Tube (Costa Mesa)
(7/31/2014) - GHOST THE MUSICAL is currently playing at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, California, through August 10, 2014. Click below to go backstage and get a glimpse of where the magic happens!
STAGE TUBE: The Cast of Sierra Rep's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Shares Their Favorite Things
by Stage Tube (San Francisco)
(7/31/2014) - The foothills will come alive with The Sound of Music when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical returns, now through August 31 at Sierra Repertory Theatre's historic Fallon House Theatre in Columbia. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and learn about their favorite things!
STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Runaway Stage's NUNSENSE A-MEN
by Stage Tube (Sacramento)
(7/31/2014) - The Runaway Stage Productions 2014 Broadway Stage season includes a West Sacrament Community Center Black Box Theatre production of Nunsense A-Men. The musical plays now through August 16. Check out highlights from the show below!
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DTEG's SON OF A PREACHER MAN
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(7/31/2014) - Denman Turner Entertainment Group (DTEG, Inc.) and Rivers at Rehoboth are excited to present Son of a Preacher Man, written by Vascola Stoney with one performance, Friday, August 1st, on the Upper West Side. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal!
GYPSY Movie Finds New Scribe; Barbra Streisand to Star AND Direct?
by BWW News Desk
(7/31/2014) - As BWW previously reported, Matthew Warchus will not be joining Barbra Streisand as helmer for Universal's upcoming GYPSY big-screen adaptation, but now Nikki Finke writes that Babs could be considering a dual role as 'Mama Rose' and director for the project.
THE SHAMISEN SESSIONS, 'STORIES FROM THE WAR', Contemporary Dance Showcase and More Highlight Japan Society's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(7/31/2014) - Japan Society announces its 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in music, dance and theater. In this season, the Performing Arts Program presents two large-scale series of events: in music, The Shamisen Sessions in Fall 2014; and in Spring 2015, Stories from the War: Reflecting on WWII through Theater, a series of theater events marking the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII; in addition to long-running programs such as the Contemporary Dance Showcase, Annual Play Reading Series, a commission premiere and related events.
Chicago's The Claudettes to Perform Free Shows 8/10 & 8/20 at The McKittrick Hotel
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)
(7/31/2014) - After making their rousing NYC live debut in October, The Claudettes will be returning to the area for two special free shows on 8/10 (9:15 show) and 8/20 (11PM show) at The Manderley Bar at The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th St) at the conclusion of each night's performance of the acclaimed 'Sleep No More'. This time the duo will be joined by new band member, the bewitching Nigerian-American dancer/singer Yana Atim, who sings in French.
'ROCKY HORROR', RENT and 'TRAILER PARK MUSICAL' Make Up m.a.d. Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (Tampa)
(7/31/2014) - Today, m.a.d. Theatre of Tampa is proud to announce their 2014-2015 season.
Australian Made Entertainment to Bring THE CLUB to Urban Stages This September
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)
(7/31/2014) - AUSTRALIAN MADE ENTERTAINMENT has announced their production of The Club, written by David Williamson (Winner of the Australian Writer's Guild Award for Best Play) and directed by Andrew H. Lyons. The Club will play a three week limited engagement Friday, September 12 through Sunday, September 27, 2014 at Urban Stages (259 W. 30th Street, Manhattan).
Mu Performing Arts' Ivey Awards to Celebrate 10 Years of 'Theater Forever', 9/22
by BWW News Desk (Minneapolis)
(7/31/2014) - The 10th Anniversary Ivey Awards announced today that Mu Performing Arts Artistic Director Randy Reyes will return as event co-host along with new co-host actor-singer Christina Baldwin, "a staple in the Twin Cities theater community" (Minnesota Original).
The Hope Players' INTO THE WOODS to Support Hope for Change Foundation, 8/15-17
by BWW News Desk (Rockland / Westchester)
(7/31/2014) - Local non-profit theater group The Hope Players announces the latest in their signature series of fundraising performances - Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's masterpiece Into the Woods. The group is affiliated with The Hope for Change Foundation (HFC) - a Westchester-based non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research through theatrical endeavors.
INSTAPLAY Comes to CSz Richmond Theater, 9/2-14
by BWW News Desk (Norfolk)
(7/31/2014) - InstaPlay is a new art form, never before seen here in Richmond. This talented troupe has been rehearsing the skills required to improvise a full length play for nearly a year under the tutelage of AMY BERLIN, an award-winning, Richmond-based improviser, actress, director, and playwright. In a risky and bold move, Amy has formed a troupe combining experienced improvisers with classically trained actors and actresses to create a group able to instantly create new plays on the spot. These plays may be comedies, dramas, mysteries, or a mixture, but they all will contain the wit and immediacy of improvisation and the honesty and emotions of a scripted play.
Ben Frost to Bring 'A U R O R A' to St. Paul's Amsterdam Bar & Hall, 10/30
by BWW News Desk (St. Paul)
(7/31/2014) - "Best Independent Producer" Kate Nordstrum and "Best New Venue for Classical Music" Amsterdam Bar & Hall (Star Tribune, Best of Minnesota 2014) team to bring Reykjavik-based electronic musician and composer Ben Frost to Saint Paul on the heels of his recently released, acclaimed album A U R O R A, out now on Mute / Bedroom Community. Already a critics' favorite, A U R O R A has been featured heavily in the "Albums of the Year (So Far)" lists and is described by The Wire as "Frost's most fully realized work to date." Resident Advisor called A U R O R A "the darkest and most powerful recording of his career."
Quatuor Mosaiques, Charles Owen, Ruby Hughes and More Set for 2014-15 Concert Series at The Frick
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(7/31/2014) - This fall, The Frick Collection presents its seventy-sixth anniversary season of classical music concerts. Debuting in 1938-just three years after the museum opened to the public-the concert series is one of the most celebrated in New York City and over the years has delighted thousands of visitors with a wide range of world-class performances by soloists, chamber music groups, and early music ensembles.
Gulfshore Playhouse to Continue Book Club in 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (Ft. Myers/Naples)
(7/31/2014) - As a part of their Synergy Series, The Gulfshore Playhouse Book Club will continue in the 2014-2015 Season. The Book Club will focus on titles that relate to the themes being shown on the Gulfshore Playhouse stage throughout the season. From October 2014 to April 2015, he Gulfshore Playhouse will focus on 6 books, with one meeting to discuss each book. The genre of books will vary based on the play that is concurrently in production, and may include fiction, non-fiction, plays, and educational titles.