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HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Broadway Run & Movie Musical Planned For 2016?HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Broadway Run & Movie Musical Planned For 2016?
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LOVE LETTERSBWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of LOVE LETTERS
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


Melissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's DeathMelissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's Death
Posted: Sep. 18, 2014


VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with Full Day of Special Programming TodayE! Celebrates Joan Rivers with Full Day of Special Programming Today
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


UPDATE: Character Names in Disney's INTO THE WOODS Movie Unchanged from Stage VersionUPDATE: Character Names in Disney's INTO THE WOODS Movie Unchanged from Stage Version
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


Photo Coverage: Be Their Guest! Meet the Company of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International TourPhoto Coverage: Be Their Guest! Meet the Company of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour
Posted: Sep. 14, 2014


UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


AUDIO: The Twins Are Back! First Listen of SIDE SHOW's Act One Closer- 'Who Will Love Me as I Am?'AUDIO: The Twins Are Back! First Listen of SIDE SHOW's Act One Closer- 'Who Will Love Me as I Am?'
Posted: Sep. 18, 2014


Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Album Out TodayBarbra Streisand's PARTNERS Album Out Today
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


Lea Salonga Confirms Performance At MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Along With Pryce & BowmanLea Salonga Confirms Performance At MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Along With Pryce & Bowman
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?INTO THE WOODS Movie Character Names To Be Disney-fied?
Posted: Sep. 19, 2014


Photo Flash: Meet the New Cast of ANYTHING GOES National Tour!Photo Flash: Meet the New Cast of ANYTHING GOES National Tour!
Posted: Sep. 18, 2014


BWW Recap: Mayberry Goes Rogue on SONS OF ANARCHYBWW Recap: Mayberry Goes Rogue on SONS OF ANARCHY
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


VIDEO: ELLEN Pays Tribute to Comedy Legends Robin Williams, Joan RiversVIDEO: ELLEN Pays Tribute to Comedy Legends Robin Williams, Joan Rivers
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics September 14 - Part 2 - PIPPIN Tour Shows Off in First SIP, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics September 14 - Part 2 - PIPPIN Tour Shows Off in First SIP, and More
Posted: Sep. 14, 2014


Lady Gaga Performs 'Bang Bang' Live In CHEEK TO CHEEK PreviewLady Gaga Performs 'Bang Bang' Live In CHEEK TO CHEEK Preview
Posted: Sep. 14, 2014


Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain Set For SALOME/WILDE SALOME Screening, Q&A TonightAl Pacino and Jessica Chastain Set For SALOME/WILDE SALOME Screening, Q&A Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro

(9/21/2014) - Internationally celebrated stage and screen superstars Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain star in the long-shelved film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's controversial banned play SALOME as well as a documentary all about the creation of the film directed by Pacino himself, titled WILDE SALOME, and both will be presented along with a special Q&A hosted by Stephen Fry at a special screening tonight.


Lady Gaga Says CHEEK TO CHEEK 'Isn't Broadway' & Talks Great American SongbookLady Gaga Says CHEEK TO CHEEK 'Isn't Broadway' & Talks Great American Songbook
by Pat Cerasaro

(9/21/2014) - Music icon Tony Bennett teams up with chart-topping pop superstar Lady Gaga for a new duets album titled CHEEK TO CHEEK containing multiple American Songbook standards and the outspoken Gaga opens up about the collaboration in a new interview.


Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Sep. 20Hottest Articles on BWW from Saturday, Sep. 20
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(9/20/2014) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Saturday, September 20, 2014.


Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/20/2014
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(9/20/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/20/2014.


Antonio David Lyons Presents Showcase Performance of WE ARE HERE, 10/10Antonio David Lyons Presents Showcase Performance of WE ARE HERE, 10/10
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(9/20/2014) - Artist and activist Antonio David Lyons will perform his one-man play, We Are Here, at the National Black Theatre Inc. in New York City on Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. This special showcase performance will be preceded by a 6 p.m. reception and followed by a talk-back session with Lyons and producer Refilwe Nkomo at 8:30 p.m.


BWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING LightBWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING Light
by Nancy Grossman (Boston)

(9/20/2014) - The national tour of THE LION KING returns to kick off the 10th Broadway In Boston season at the Boston Opera House, most fittingly as the musical reopened the venue following its historic renovation in 2004. Some of the effects have diminished over the years, but the opening night audience roared its approval.


Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, September 20 - HOLIDAY INN Wishes ON THE TOWN a Happy First Preview, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, September 20 - HOLIDAY INN Wishes ON THE TOWN a Happy First Preview, and More
by BWW News Desk

(9/20/2014) - It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's #SIP come from the casts of KINKY BOOTS, FABULOUS THE MUSICAL, the KINKY BOOTS and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tours, and more!


2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival Presents MITF Awards2014 Midtown International Theatre Festival Presents MITF Awards
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(9/20/2014) - The 2014 Midtown International Theater Festival culminates its 15th anniversary celebration with the MITF Awards recognizing the best of this summer's MITF and the February 2014 Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival. The night will be packed with special guests, outstanding performances and even a few surprises - including a special guest host!


Stop & Shop Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of M&M Brand Milk Chocolate Theater BoxStop & Shop Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of M&M Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box
by BWW News Desk (Food + Wine)

(9/20/2014) - PURCHASE, N.Y.and QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Following a recall by Mars Chocolate North America, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale M&M Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box which may contain peanut butter, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label on the outside box. The inside packaging is correctly labeled with the peanut butter ingredient. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy.


Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(9/20/2014) - Continuing its 8 year reign as the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway Performers and Nightclub Artists in concert, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri in their co-headlining concert debut of Together Again for the First Time, an evening of non-stop Broadway showstoppers with Musical Direction by Mark Vogel at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood Sunday, September 21, 2014.


BWW Reviews: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2014: 6 AND 7 Takes Dance in a New DirectionBWW Reviews: OZASIA FESTIVAL 2014: 6 AND 7 Takes Dance in a New Direction
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)

(9/20/2014) - In both works the incredible flexibility and strength of the dancers is pushed to the limits to create these amazingly intricate works.


BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking Satire THE WHY Investigates Who's To Blame for Senseless School ShootingsBWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking Satire THE WHY Investigates Who's To Blame for Senseless School Shootings
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)

(9/20/2014) - According to Blank Artistic Producer Noah Wyle, "THE WHY is a truly original take on a very serious and very complex subject: what is happening to the youth of America? Why are kids killing each other? Who or what is to blame? Through blended styles, mixed media, and a constant shifting between drama, farce, satire, and melodrama, THE WHY manages to debunk several popular theories being touted by 'experts' in the media. Its continued relevance is frightening." And personally, I love theater that makes you think, even if there is no apparent answer to the questions being asked.


Sonoma State University Student Actors Featured in THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK 10/16-25Sonoma State University Student Actors Featured in THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK 10/16-25
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(9/20/2014) - Sonoma State University's Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance presents "The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,' by Naomi Wallace, October 16-25. Ken Sonkin directs this dark and edgy coming-of-age story. Set in a small rural town during the Great Depression, two teenagers seek adventure and escape by racing trains.


Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is #1 On iTunes, Set To Make Recording HistoryBarbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is #1 On iTunes, Set To Make Recording History
by Pat Cerasaro

(9/20/2014) - World renowned stage and screen superstar Barbra Streisand released a new duet album titled PARTNERS this week and the album is currently #1 on iTunes, where it will make history for Streisand if it remains at the top.


BWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway ParkBWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway Park
by Nancy Grossman (Boston)

(9/20/2014) - It was a winning night at Fenway Park for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the hometown fans as they celebrated with an all-star roster for SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY. The one-night event had comedy, tragedy, and some extra excitement (not unlike the Red Sox) for a great start to CSC's 20th anniversary season.


BWW TV: Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lillias White & More Preview WHILE I YET LIVE at Primary StagesBWW TV: Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lillias White & More Preview WHILE I YET LIVE at Primary Stages
by Randy Rainbow

(9/20/2014) - Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), present the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). Poor Behavior plays a limited, six-week engagement September 23 - October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 7PM. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was there for the big event. Check out a behind the scenes look below!


Special Offers, Breaking News & More - Follow BWW on Twitter & Facebook!Special Offers, Breaking News & More - Follow BWW on Twitter & Facebook!
by BWW News Desk

(9/20/2014) - Are you one of the hundreds of thousands already following BroadwayWorld.com on Twitter and Facebook?


Broadway Vet Polly Bergen Dies at 84Broadway Vet Polly Bergen Dies at 84
by BWW News Desk

(9/20/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing.


NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on FIDDLER and IN THE HEIGHTSNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on FIDDLER and IN THE HEIGHTS
by NYPL for the Performing Arts

(9/20/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and IN THE HEIGHTS:


AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 2 - G Company BluesAUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 2 - G Company Blues
by BroadwayWorld TV

(9/20/2014) - Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 2 (Disc 1)- 'G Company Blues.'


Mazarin to Make The Bitter End Debut 10/18Mazarin to Make The Bitter End Debut 10/18
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)

(9/20/2014) - Direct from their smash hit performance at the Hard Rock Cafe in Miami, MAZARIN, the original "Slaves to Rock and Roll," returns to Manhattan for its debut at The Bitter End Saturday, October 18, at 8 p.m., with some classic "Rock 'n' Roll." The whole band is ready and set to rock the house!


PSC Presents Youth Theatre, 9/27PSC Presents Youth Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk (Montreal)

(9/20/2014) - Registration for the new Youth Theatre program takes place on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 - 12:30pm at the YMCA - 255 Ash St.- in the Point. This program is open to all young people between the ages of 7 years and 16 years old.


Seattle Playwrights' Collective Rebrands to 'Seattle Theatre Works' and Presents PROCESS AT THE POCKET READING, 9/24Seattle Playwrights' Collective Rebrands to 'Seattle Theatre Works' and Presents PROCESS AT THE POCKET READING, 9/24
by BWW News Desk (Seattle)

(9/20/2014) - The newly re-branded Seattle Theatre Works - formerly the Seattle Playwrights' Collective - has a few announcements about an upcoming reading on September 24, a playwriting opportunity through those wild kids over at Fantastic Z Theatre Company, a word about our name change, and some information about our next Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets event.


CHILDREN ARE FOREVER Performance Added 10/04CHILDREN ARE FOREVER Performance Added 10/04
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(9/20/2014) - United Solo Theatre has added another performance of CHILDREN ARE FOREVER on October 4, 2014 at 2pm. In CHILDREN ARE FOREVER, Julia never bought a baby before. Okay, she's adopting, but the agency sure makes her feel like she's buying a baby. Couples competing in the free market of love. Bad ovaries but good credit? Step right up! Did you know some kids are discounted? A black baby--which is what Julia and her wife are seeking?costs 1/2 of a white baby. Almost makes Julia and Amy want to run out and start a chapter of the Black Panthers - and Amy's white!


STAGE TUBE: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISHSTAGE TUBE: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by Stage Tube (Dallas)

(9/20/2014) - The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is presenting the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. In the following video blog, entiteld 'Zachy Files,' the cast takes us through a rehearsal.


Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Meets The PressPhoto Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

(9/20/2014) - Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee(Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below!


Playwright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This YearPlaywright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This Year
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(9/20/2014) - Most playwrights would be happy to have one script of theirs produced in New York in a year. "Theater Boys"--which opens tomorrow, September 21st at the 13th Street Repertory Theater--is the third show by ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa to open this year.


This Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre: with CARRIE The MUSICAL's Chelsea GibbThis Is Your Brain On Musical Theatre: with CARRIE The MUSICAL's Chelsea Gibb
by Jacqueline Bublitz (Australia - Melbourne)

(9/20/2014) - From classic musicals like CHICAGO, and THE KING AND I, to newer works, including WILD PARTY and the original Australian production, DREAMSONG, Gibb has played lead roles across a wide range of musical theatre genres - and now she's adding horror to the list in CARRIE the MUSICAL.


Harris Center Presents GET THE LED OUT- THE AMERICAN LED ZEPPELIN 10/09Harris Center Presents GET THE LED OUT- THE AMERICAN LED ZEPPELIN 10/09
by BWW News Desk (Sacramento)

(9/20/2014) - They aren't an impersonation band; this musical tribute band is made up of six professional musicians who are passionate about their love of the music of Led Zeppelin on October 9, 2014. It is their mission to bring the studio recordings of 'the might Zep' to life on the big concert stage. These musicians are fans first, striving to do justice to one of the greatest bands in rock history and Harris Center for the Arts is pleased to have them here in Folsom.


BWW TV: Belle is Back! Inside Rehearsal for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International TourBWW TV: Belle is Back! Inside Rehearsal for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour
by Randy Rainbow (Singapore)

(9/20/2014) - In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group will present the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Raindy Rainbow was there for the big event. Go inside rehearsal below!


Premi BroadwayWorld 2013-14: novitÓ dal Presidente di GiuriaPremi BroadwayWorld 2013-14: novità dal Presidente di Giuria
by Nino Prattico (Italy)

(9/20/2014) - Cinque giorni al grande giorno: il 23 settembre, data in cui tutti i nodi si scioglieranno e verranno finalmente annunciati i vincitori dei Premi BroadwayWorld Italia 2013-14. Proprio mentre scriviamo, i giurati stanno visualizzando il materiale delle produzioni candidate per selezionare le loro preferenze ed esprimere i voti nelle categorie in gara. Dopo attente osservazioni e discussioni in seno alla giuria di qualita, il Presidente di Giuria, riconosciuto nella persona del presentatore Giampiero Ingrassia, ha deciso - nell'esercizio dei poteri conferiti a lui e alla giuria che presiede (qui l'articolo) - di avvalersi della facolta del ripescaggio, vale a dire, della facolta di suggerire alcuni nomi, eventualmente esclusi nella prima scrematura delle candidature, da aggiungere ai candidati gia in gara. Un ripescaggio che equivale ad una presa d'atto dell'effettiva partecipazione di quell'artista e/o creativo alla stagione 2013-14.


Annie & Sandy In New Production Photo From ANNIE RemakeAnnie & Sandy In New Production Photo From ANNIE Remake
by Pat Cerasaro

(9/20/2014) - A new production photo featuring the stars from the forthcoming big screen edition of beloved family-friendly musical ANNIE is now available to view in anticipation of the film's December release.


BWW's On This Day - September 20, 2014BWW's On This Day - September 20, 2014
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(9/20/2014) - Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!


BWW Reviews: PRICE OF MONEY, Albany Theatre, September 17 2014BWW Reviews: PRICE OF MONEY, Albany Theatre, September 17 2014
by Gary Naylor (UK Regional)

(9/20/2014) - Gary Naylor sees a company brimming with talent and anger deliver a crushing critique of capitalism through dynamic, demanding drama - and plenty of well-placed sweary bits.


BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Twickenham Theatre, September 19 2014BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, Twickenham Theatre, September 19 2014
by Gary Naylor (UK Regional)

(9/20/2014) - Gary Naylor sees a remarkable production of a classic musical, one that brings the audience right into Sweeney's shop for a shave almost too close for comfort.


Alice Ripley Covers ELO's 'Telephone Line'Alice Ripley Covers ELO's 'Telephone Line'
by Pat Cerasaro

(9/20/2014) - Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has recently been utilizing her SoundCloud account to share a series of intriguing and entertaining clips and she now presents an impressive new selection, a cover of the ELO track 'Telephone Line'.