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Matthew Morrison Weds Renee Puente in MauiMatthew Morrison Weds Renee Puente in Maui
Posted: Oct. 19, 2014


UPDATE: NY Medical Examiner's Office Reveals Joan Rivers' Cause of DeathUPDATE: NY Medical Examiner's Office Reveals Joan Rivers' Cause of Death
Posted: Oct. 16, 2014


BroadwayWorld Will Take Part in AT THIS STAGE Expo at the Minskoff Theatre on 10/27BroadwayWorld Will Take Part in AT THIS STAGE Expo at the Minskoff Theatre on 10/27
Posted: Oct. 15, 2014


First Video Promo For PETER PAN LIVE! With Christopher Walken & Allison WilliamsFirst Video Promo For PETER PAN LIVE! With Christopher Walken & Allison Williams
Posted: Oct. 19, 2014


Review Roundup: ON THE TOWN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: ON THE TOWN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Oct. 16, 2014


Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: Night Two of THE VOICE's Battle Rounds 10/14; Full Results, Reviews, & Pictures!Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: Night Two of THE VOICE's Battle Rounds 10/14; Full Results, Reviews, & Pictures!
Posted: Oct. 14, 2014


VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs New Single 'Something Blue', 'Cracklin' Rosie' on TONIGHT!VIDEO: Neil Diamond Performs New Single 'Something Blue', 'Cracklin' Rosie' on TONIGHT!
Posted: Oct. 18, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Future Valjean? Adam Pascal Sings 'Bring Him Home'STAGE TUBE: Future Valjean? Adam Pascal Sings 'Bring Him Home'
Posted: Oct. 18, 2014


Spoiler Alert! Recap and Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Creates Conflict, Context in Best Hour YetSpoiler Alert! Recap and Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW Creates Conflict, Context in Best Hour Yet
Posted: Oct. 15, 2014


FIRST LISTEN: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Hosting Oscars, Dream Duet Partner, AHS & More!FIRST LISTEN: Neil Patrick Harris Talks Hosting Oscars, Dream Duet Partner, AHS & More!
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Shia LaBeouf Explains What Led to CABARET ArrestSTAGE TUBE: Shia LaBeouf Explains What Led to CABARET Arrest
Posted: Oct. 14, 2014


VIDEO: Jay Leno Reveals Why He Kept Joan Rivers Off THE TONIGHT SHOWVIDEO: Jay Leno Reveals Why He Kept Joan Rivers Off THE TONIGHT SHOW
Posted: Oct. 15, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look at New ANYTHING GOES National Tour, Opening Tonight in Houston!Photo Flash: First Look at New ANYTHING GOES National Tour, Opening Tonight in Houston!
Posted: Oct. 14, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in ChicagoPhoto Flash: First Look at Josh Young, Erin Mackey and More in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014


FLASH FRIDAY: All Hail Dame Angela Lansbury! A Happy Birthday BonanzaFLASH FRIDAY: All Hail Dame Angela Lansbury! A Happy Birthday Bonanza
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014


First Look At Emma Stone In CABARETFirst Look At Emma Stone In CABARET
Posted: Oct. 15, 2014


Breaking News: HERE LIES LOVE to Dance Its Last NYC Disco in JanuaryBreaking News: HERE LIES LOVE to Dance Its Last NYC Disco in January
Posted: Oct. 17, 2014


VIDEO: Bradley Cooper Talks Broadway's THE ELEPHANT MAN; Plays Egg Russian Roulette on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Bradley Cooper Talks Broadway's THE ELEPHANT MAN; Plays Egg Russian Roulette on 'Tonight'
Posted: Oct. 18, 2014


YouTube Star Chester See to Make Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGESYouTube Star Chester See to Make Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGES
Posted: Oct. 14, 2014


VIDEO: Janel Parrish Performs Sexy Burlesque Number on Last Night's DWTSVIDEO: Janel Parrish Performs Sexy Burlesque Number on Last Night's DWTS
Posted: Oct. 14, 2014


BWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's BROWNSVILLE SONGBWW TV: Watch Highlights from LCT3's BROWNSVILLE SONG
by BroadwayWorld TV (Off-Broadway)

(10/21/2014) - LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater's production of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a new play by Kimber Lee, directed by Patricia McGregor, opened last night, October 20, at the Claire Tow Theater (150 West 65 Street). This New York premiere, which features Sheldon Best, Sun Mee Chomet, Lizan Mitchell, Chris Myers and Taliyah Whitaker, is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, November 16. Click below for a first look at highlights from the show!


STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; Watch Fridays at 10:30PM on Pivot!STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME; Watch Fridays at 10:30PM on Pivot!
by Stage Tube

(10/21/2014) - On October 17, Pivot will debuted a new series- Freestyle Love Supreme, a new comedic improv series inspired by the acclaimed stage show from Tony and Grammy award-winners, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Thomas Kail. Below, go behind the scenes of the show with several clips of the group in action!


STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!
by Stage Tube (UK / West End)

(10/21/2014) - The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Click below to watch highlights from the show!


Spoiler Alert!: Recap & Review of THE VOICE's Final Battle Round 10/21/; Updating LIVE!Spoiler Alert!: Recap & Review of THE VOICE's Final Battle Round 10/21/; Updating LIVE!
by Matt Tamanini

(10/21/2014) - We've been through 18 Battles so far on Season Seven of THE VOICE, which means tonight we have just six performances left in this round of the competition. If last week is any indication as to how this will play out, we will see three performances, and the other three will relegated to highlight clips.


STAGE TUBE: Highlights - 'Songs of Daniel & Laura Curtis' at Royal Albert HallSTAGE TUBE: Highlights - 'Songs of Daniel & Laura Curtis' at Royal Albert Hall
by Stage Tube (UK Regional)

(10/21/2014) - Cassie Compton (Wicked, Les Miserables), Katie Paine (We Will Rock You) and Ian Stroughair (Cats, Fame, Chicago, Rent) and more came together at the Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room to sing the work of British composers, Daniel and Laura Curtis on October 14. Click below to watch highlights from the concert!


Photo Flash: Lacey, Lawrence, Donovan, Diaz, Blaemire and More Perform in Signature's 25th Anniversary Concert in D.C.Photo Flash: Lacey, Lawrence, Donovan, Diaz, Blaemire and More Perform in Signature's 25th Anniversary Concert in D.C.
by BWW News Desk

(10/21/2014) - On October 20, 2014, Florence Lacey (Broadway's Follies, Evita and Signature's Sunset Boulevard), Megan Lawrence (Broadway's Hair and Signature's Cabaret), Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Broadway's Les Miserables and Signature's The Witches of Eastwick), Natascia Diaz (Broadway's Man of La Mancha and Signature's The Threepenny Opera) and Nick Blaemire (Broadway's Godspell and Signature's Glory Days) performed alongside 75 Signature Theatre artists and an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre celebrated its 25th Anniversary. With performances from 27 shows over the last 25 years, including Sweeney Todd, The Rhythm Club, Urinetown, The Boy Detective Fails, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dreamgirls, Chess, and many more. Scroll down for photos!


Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!
by BWW News Desk (Washington, DC)

(10/21/2014) - Complete principal casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Victoria Clark, who won a Tony Award for her luminous performance in The Light in the Piazza and was also Tony-nominated for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sister Act, will star as Mamita Alvarez. Dee Hoty, who has starred on Broadway in City of Angels, Me and My Girl and Mamma Mia! and is a three-time Tony Award nominee for The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose, will star as Aunt Alicia. Gigi also stars Vanessa Hudgens in the title role, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans.


AN EVENING WITH NORBERT LEO BUTZ Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 11/11AN EVENING WITH NORBERT LEO BUTZ Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 11/11
by Pat Cerasaro

(10/21/2014) - A new live recording of two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway star Norbert Leo Butz's benefit concert AN EVENING WITH NORBERT LEO BUTZ is now available for pre-order.


Photo Flash: LANCE HORNE & THE LADIES Sing at BirdlandPhoto Flash: LANCE HORNE & THE LADIES Sing at Birdland
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(10/21/2014) - The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the return of songwriter/performer Lance Horne to the series. The new show, 'Lance & the Ladies,' featured musical guests Leslie Gore, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Lauren Flanigan, Julia Murney, Gabrielle Stravelli, Stephanie d'Abruzzo, Julie Garnye, and Kate Rigg. Scroll down for photos!


New 2014 MISS SAIGON Live Recording Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 11/10New 2014 MISS SAIGON Live Recording Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 11/10
by Pat Cerasaro

(10/21/2014) - Reserve your copy of the new definitive MISS SAIGON recording now!


Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Honors Rosie Perez and More in BrooklynBedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Honors Rosie Perez and More in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk (Celebrities)

(10/21/2014) - Last night, the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation honored Rosie Perez, the Honorable William Thompson Sr. and Bruce Gordon at the Restore Brooklyn Annual Benefit Dinner held at Jazz at Lincoln Center. The evening featured a special performance by Grammy Award-winning R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele and was emceed by CBS anchorman Maurice DuBois.


Photo Flash: First Look at Walter Mosley's LIFT at 59E59 TheatersPhoto Flash: First Look at Walter Mosley's LIFT at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(10/21/2014) - 59E59 Theaters hosts the New York premiere of acclaimed novelist Walter Mosley's first full length play LIFT, directed by Marshall Jones, III. Produced by Crossroads Theatre, LIFT began performances on Friday, October 17 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 30. Opening Night is Tuesday, October 28 at 7 PM. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Preview Jessica Lange's Cover Of Lana Del Rey's 'Gods & Monsters' On AMERICAN HORROR STORYPreview Jessica Lange's Cover Of Lana Del Rey's 'Gods & Monsters' On AMERICAN HORROR STORY
by Pat Cerasaro

(10/21/2014) - Jessica Lange trades in David Bowie for Lana Del Rey this week!


VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kevin Spacey's NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE Comes to OvationVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Kevin Spacey's NOW: IN THE WINGS ON A WORLD STAGE Comes to Ovation
by TV News Desk

(10/21/2014) - Kevin Spacey's NOW: In The Wings on a World Stage will have its world television premiere on Ovation, America's only arts network, on Sunday, November 9 at 8:00pm ET. The engaging documentary film chronicles Spacey's collaboration with director Sam Mendes on an ambitious stage production of "Richard III" as it travels around the world. Click below to watch a promo for the special!


Mykal Kilgore and More Set for Tracy McDowell's 'STORY OF A GIRL' at 54 Below, 10/29Mykal Kilgore and More Set for Tracy McDowell's 'STORY OF A GIRL' at 54 Below, 10/29
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(10/21/2014) - 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club invites you to join Tracy McDowell (Motown, RENT, The Next Big Thing) as she shares the story of her life thus far and the music that got her through it. From Scary Au Pairs from Germany, to mental breakdowns, family drama, sex, addiction, quitting the biz, then not quitting the biz, and everything else crazy that has made her who she is today. She has the proof.


STAGE TUBE: Maiden High School's Canceled ALMOST, MAINE Launches Kickstarter CampaignSTAGE TUBE: Maiden High School's Canceled ALMOST, MAINE Launches Kickstarter Campaign
by Stage Tube (Raleigh)

(10/21/2014) - As previously reported, Maiden High School in Maiden, North Carolina, recently canceled its upcoming production of ALMOST, MAINE due to controversial content, specifically, a single scene, 'titled The Fell,' in which two male characters realize their feelings for one another. The Maiden High School principal made the decision to cancel the romantic comedy soon after rehearsals began, after receiving complaints from both parents and churches in the area, despite permission slips being signed. Now, Maiden's ALMOST, MAINE has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund that effort. It has already met (and surpassed) its $1,000 goal, with 41 backers, $1,363 donated, and 13 days to go. Watch their Kickstarter video below!


Video Roundup: New ROCK OF AGES Star Frankie Grande Sings LITTLE SHOP, NEXT TO NORMAL & More!Video Roundup: New ROCK OF AGES Star Frankie Grande Sings LITTLE SHOP, NEXT TO NORMAL & More!
by Stage Tube

(10/21/2014) - As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages announced today that 'Big Brother' star Frankie J. Grande will return to Broadway in the smash-hit musical beginning November 10, 2014. Grande will star in the role of 'Franz' - the free-spirited son of German developer Hertz Klineman, who threatens to tear down the Sunset Strip - through January 18, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld celebrates his return to Broadway with a collection of some of his past performances, including some duets with his Broadway veteran sister, Ariana Grande!


Entire PIPPIN National Tour Dedicated to Denver Center's Randy WeeksEntire PIPPIN National Tour Dedicated to Denver Center's Randy Weeks
by BWW News Desk

(10/21/2014) - The entire national touring production of PIPPIN, which launched in Denver last month, has been dedicated to Denver Center for the Performing Arts President Randy Weeks, who died suddenly on Oct. 9 in London.


BWW Reviews: SHREK – DAS MUSICAL feiert märchenhafte deutsche Uraufführung in DüsseldorfBWW Reviews: SHREK – DAS MUSICAL feiert märchenhafte deutsche Uraufführung in Düsseldorf
by Iris Moebius (Austria)

(10/21/2014) - Am vergangenen Sonntag war es endlich soweit: Shrek Das Musical erlebte seine mrchenhafte Deutschland-Premiere im Capitoltheater Dsseldorf unter der Leitung von Andres Gergen. Das Musical aus der Feder von Janine Tesori (Musik) und David Lindsay-Abaire (Text), welches 2008 am New Yorker Broadway uraufgefhrt wurde, wird in den kommenden Wochen zuerst in Dsseldorf und spter in Berlin, Mnchen, Zrich und Wien zu sehen sein.


BWW Interviews: Austin-Based Band Edison Chair Has a Bright FutureBWW Interviews: Austin-Based Band Edison Chair Has a Bright Future
by Kathy Strain (Austin)

(10/21/2014) - To look at Austin-based band Edison Chair, you would never know that they were veteran performers. No one is older than 23 yet they have years of experience between them and lots of dreams ahead of them.


Harvard's BAT BOY to Feature New Material by Creators Laurence O'Keefe, Keythe Farley and Brian FlemmingHarvard's BAT BOY to Feature New Material by Creators Laurence O'Keefe, Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming
by BWW News Desk

(10/21/2014) - The Office for the Arts at Harvard has announced that its upcoming undergraduate production of the cult hit Bat Boy: The Musical will debut new scenes and songs by the show's original writers. Composer/lyricist (and Harvard alum) Laurence O'Keefe and bookwriters Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming have been holding writing sessions and workshops at Harvard, working directly with the undergraduate cast and crew to develop the new material.


Off-Broadway's PAGEANT to Welcome Miss America at Final Performance this WeekendOff-Broadway's PAGEANT to Welcome Miss America at Final Performance this Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(10/21/2014) - Producers have announced that the limited engagement of PAGEANT will celebrate its final performance on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 7:30pm, with special guests, including Miss America 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev (Miss New York) and other Miss America 2015 finalists. All audience members in attendance on Sunday are invited to join the company immediately after the show at Boxers (742 9th Ave) for a free drink with ticket stub and $3 drink specials all night.


Step Up Productions' 2nd Annual HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21Step Up Productions' 2nd Annual HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(10/21/2014) - 'Tis the season! Step Up Productions will continue its 2014-15 season with the return of its wildly popular HoliDaze, a hilarious and heartwarming line-up of original holiday-themed short works by Kristiana Rae Colon, Dana Lynn Fromby, Aline Lathrop, Steven Peterson, Joshua Rollins and Steve Simoncic playing November 21 - December 21, 2014 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling (312) 316-8255. The press performance is Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 pm.


BWW Reviews: Bloomington Civic Theatre's Brilliant Musical NEXT TO NORMAL is Beautiful and HeartbreakingBWW Reviews: Bloomington Civic Theatre's Brilliant Musical NEXT TO NORMAL is Beautiful and Heartbreaking
by Jill Schafer (St. Paul)

(10/21/2014) - Diverging from the usual feel-good classic musicals, Bloomington Civic Theatre is currently presenting NEXT TO NORMAL, one of the few musicals to win a Pulitzer Prize for drama and perhaps the most brilliantly written musical of this century. Unlike shows like Guys and Dolls or Singin' in the Rain, you won't leave the theater feeling happy and carefree. You'll leave feeling emotionally exhausted and perhaps continuing to think heavy thoughts for several days. NEXT TO NORMAL is not an easy show to watch, but it's such a rich and rewarding experience. I couldn't be happier that there are not one but two local productions if it this season, at BCT now through November 15, and at Yellow Tree Theatre next spring. This was my fifth time seeing NEXT TO NORMAL, and BCT's production is as beautiful and heartbreaking as ever.


Vanessa Hudgens is Both 'Terrified' and 'Stoked' to Star in GIGI on BroadwayVanessa Hudgens is Both 'Terrified' and 'Stoked' to Star in GIGI on Broadway
by BWW News Desk

(10/21/2014) - As previously reported, Vanessa Hudgens will soon hit Broadway in the revamped revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, GIGI.


Julia Stiles, Josh Charles, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's 2014 CELEBRITY CHARADESJulia Stiles, Josh Charles, Daphne Rubin-Vega & More Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's 2014 CELEBRITY CHARADES
by BWW News Desk

(10/21/2014) - Labyrinth Theater Company (Artistic Director, Mimi O'Donnell, and Executive Director, Danny Feldman), the award-winning, downtown ensemble, has announced its star-studded lineup of players for this year's signature annual benefit Celebrity Charades 2014: Judgment Day, which will take place on Monday, October 27, 2014, at Capitale (130 Bowery).


SHEILA THE GREAT to Play TPAC, 11/15SHEILA THE GREAT to Play TPAC, 11/15
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)

(10/21/2014) - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Judy Blume's Otherwise Known As Sheila The Great, in conjunction with ArtsPower, on Saturday, November 15 at 1:30PM. Sheila The Great is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2014-2015 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.