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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


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


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


New Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin ChenowethNew Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin Chenoweth
Posted: Sep. 13, 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


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


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


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


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


Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This FallTeal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This Fall
Posted: Sep. 12, 2014


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


Photo Flash: First Look at Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd in Broadway's CINDERELLA!Photo Flash: First Look at Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd in Broadway's CINDERELLA!
Posted: Sep. 12, 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


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


Charles Herrera to Bring BY REQUEST to the Joslyn Center, 9/28Charles Herrera to Bring BY REQUEST to the Joslyn Center, 9/28
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(9/19/2014) - One of Palm Springs most popular singers will perform his new show, "By Request" at Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2 PM.


First Listen - Nat Jay's New Single 'Can't Getcha Out'First Listen - Nat Jay's New Single 'Can't Getcha Out'
by BWW News Desk (Music - Toronto)

(9/19/2014) - Canadian singer/songwriter Nat Jay has been making quite the name for herself over the last few years. Since her first EP release in 2008 with Lights Across The Sky, she's written consistently, had songs placed in such acclaimed shows as ABC's Men In Trees, been a showcasing artist at NXNE and featured performer at the Vancouver Folk Festival. Next week sees the release of her debut album, All I Think When I Wake Up on September 23rd.


Aurora Theatre's 'All Aboard Swing Nights' Move to Thursdays at 550 TracksideAurora Theatre's 'All Aboard Swing Nights' Move to Thursdays at 550 Trackside
by BWW News Desk (Atlanta)

(9/19/2014) - Aurora Theatre continues the popular Aurora Swing Nights concert series with All Aboard Swing Nights on September 25 at 8:00pm. This year the concerts will be on Thursday nights at one of the most spectacular event facilities in Gwinnett, 550 Trackside.


E!'s THE FASHION POLICE to Continue Without Joan RiversE!'s THE FASHION POLICE to Continue Without Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk

(9/19/2014) - THE FASHION POLICE will continue on without the late Joan Rivers.


Photo Flash: John Epperson and More at LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY PartyPhoto Flash: John Epperson and More at LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Party
by BWW News Desk

(9/19/2014) - After a 9-year absence, a triple dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will be doled out this fall when the 'Goddess of Showbiz' deigns to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY. Last night, the company held a cocktail party to celebrate the show, and BroadwayWorld has photos below!


New York Live Arts to Present U.S. Debut of KINDERTOTENLIEDER, 10/29-11/1New York Live Arts to Present U.S. Debut of KINDERTOTENLIEDER, 10/29-11/1
by BWW News Desk (Dance - New York City)

(9/19/2014) - New York Live Arts presents the U.S. premiere of Gisele Vienne's Kindertotenlieder, October 29 - November 1 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. As noted by Caden Manson in an article for Contemporary Performance, Vienne's Kindertotenlieder provides "The perfect breeding ground for the birth of the uncanny in our imagination, of the eerie blend of something that is equally familiar and strange."


SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts CenterSCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(9/19/2014) - Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to announce that the world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon will let YOU choose the killer! With three different alternate endings, this is the first theatre production that asks you to TURN ON YOUR PHONES during the show to vote!


Calvin Harris to Ring in 2015 at Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub, 12/31Calvin Harris to Ring in 2015 at Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub, 12/31
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)

(9/19/2014) - Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino today announced resident DJ Calvin Harris as its highly anticipated headlining artist for New Year's Eve Wednesday, Dec. 31. The Vegas hot spot will host the ultimate adults-only nightlife celebration as revelers and the world-renowned DJ are set to come together to say goodbye to 2014 and toast in a new year.


STAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Stars in THE NOBODIES Short Film on Funny or DieSTAGE TUBE: Sutton Foster Stars in THE NOBODIES Short Film on Funny or Die
by Stage Tube

(9/19/2014) - Funny or Die just unveiled a new short film called THE NOBODIES by Greg Bratman and Dusty Brown, with Broadway's Sutton Foster in a starring role! Click below to check out her performance alongside Jim Gaffigan, Tony Hale, Jack McBrayer, Ellie Kemper and Tommy Dewey.


BWW Interviews: Madalena Alberto, London's New EVITA!BWW Interviews: Madalena Alberto, London's New EVITA!
by Carrie Dunn (UK / West End)

(9/19/2014) - We talk to London's new Eva Peron about the West End run, filling the Dominion - and singing Don't Cry For Me Argentina eight shows a week.


STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Stages Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Opening TonightSTAGE TUBE: Highlights from Stages Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Opening Tonight
by Stage Tube (St. Paul)

(9/19/2014) - Stages Theatre Company kicks off their 2014/2015 Season - A Season Like No Other - with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH tonight, September 19. The show runs through October 19, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show!


Broadway Musicals to Be Broadcast in ChinaBroadway Musicals to Be Broadcast in China
by BWW News Desk

(9/19/2014) - The New York Times writes that Broadway Worldwide, the company behind movie theater screenings of Broadway's MEMPHIS, is partnering with Chinese media company New Sun Light to film and distribute two to four musicals, captured live in HD, each year.


BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from ALMOST HOME!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights from ALMOST HOME!
by BroadwayWorld TV

(9/19/2014) - The world premiere of Walter Anderson's play Almost Home, directed by Michael Parva and produced by The Directors Company, opened last tonight, September 18, at the Acorn theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Almost Home stars Joe Lisi (Take Me Out), James McCaffrey (FX's 'Rescue Me'),Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Brenda Pressley (The Lyons), and Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba (Contact). BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you exclusive highlights from the show below!


BLUE MAN GROUP to Return to the Orpheum Theater, 10/24-26BLUE MAN GROUP to Return to the Orpheum Theater, 10/24-26
by BWW News Desk (Omaha)

(9/19/2014) - BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Omaha Friday, October 24, through Sunday, October 26. Tickets starting at $35 are now on sale at Ticket Omaha* for the four performances at the Orpheum Theater.** The theatrical tour features brand new content highlighted by classic Blue Man favorites.


Photo Coverage: Inside the Theatre Arrivals for LOVE LETTERS Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Inside the Theatre Arrivals for LOVE LETTERS Opening Night
by Walter McBride

(9/19/2014) - Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy began performances in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre this past weekend on Saturday, September 13 and opened last night. BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities an you can check out photo coverage from the theatre arrivals below!


Gabriel Portuondo's THE RIME to Make World Premiere at United Solo, 9/22Gabriel Portuondo's THE RIME to Make World Premiere at United Solo, 9/22
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(9/19/2014) - Experience the World Premiere of THE RIME, a captivating one man theatricalization of 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic poem featuring Gabriel Portuondo: Monday, September 22 at 7:30 PM, Theatre Row, 410 W. 42nd Street, NYC, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival.


Stephen King Meets Judy Blume in ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, CARRIE at The Ringwald, 10/11-11/3Stephen King Meets Judy Blume in ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, CARRIE at The Ringwald, 10/11-11/3
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)

(9/19/2014) - The Ringwald Theatre is no stranger to the world of parody. And this October will prove to be no different as the merry pranksters open their latest production - a musical, no less - ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, CARRIE. Written by Lisa Melinn and Dyan Bailey, ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT'S ME, CARRIE combines the best elements of a Judy Blume novel with the creepiness of Stephen King.


Comedy Hypnotist Marc Savard Celebrates 2,000th Las Vegas Show at the V TheaterComedy Hypnotist Marc Savard Celebrates 2,000th Las Vegas Show at the V Theater
by BWW News Desk (Las Vegas)

(9/19/2014) - Comedy hypnotist Marc Savard celebrated his 2,000th Las Vegas show at the V Theater inside the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Thursday, September 18. In true Las Vegas style, the headlining hypnosis master hosted a party with Champagne and cake to commemorate the occasion after the show.


Joy Behar to Bring ME, MY MOUTH & I Reading to Cherry Lane's 'Tongues' Series, 9/23Joy Behar to Bring ME, MY MOUTH & I Reading to Cherry Lane's 'Tongues' Series, 9/23
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)

(9/19/2014) - Cherry Lane Theatre's TONGUES: a reading series presents 'Me, My Mouth & I', written and performed by Joy Behar on Tuesday, September 23 at 2pm at Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, NYC


Kacey Coppela Joins Theatre 68's SERIAL KILLER BARBIE, Opening 11/7Kacey Coppela Joins Theatre 68's SERIAL KILLER BARBIE, Opening 11/7
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(9/19/2014) - Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to announce the new addition of KACEY COPPELA, to the Musical Cast of the World Premiere 'SERIAL KILLER BARBIE' - Scheduled to open November 7th at The NoHo Arts Center.


Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12Berliner Ensemble, Robert Wilson, and Rufus Wainwright to Bring SHAKESPEARE'S SONNETS to BAM, 10/7-12
by BWW News Desk (Music - New York City)

(9/19/2014) - The Bard is more modern and alive than ever in visionary Robert Wilson's Shakespeare's Sonnets, a contemporary take on 25 specially chosen sonnets from Shakespeare's canon. Set to a sweeping score composed by the renowned Rufus Wainwright, a genre-bending mix of medieval German Minnesang, classical, pop, and cabaret rock is performed by Bertolt Brecht's historic Berliner Ensemble. The sonnets were pared down and selected by Berliner dramaturge Jutta Ferbers who deftly adapted these captivating poems that were not originally intended for the theater. The production was first staged in Berlin in 2009 for the fourth centennial of the publishing of the sonnets. The production's world premiere was in April 2009 in Berlin and still runs in the Berliner Ensemble's repertory.


SMOKE, Part Two of 'True Stories' Trilogy, Comes to SoSE, 10/9-11/2SMOKE, Part Two of 'True Stories' Trilogy, Comes to SoSE, 10/9-11/2
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)

(9/19/2014) - Smoke is the second installment of the "True Stories" trilogy created by the Circle Collective, which was preceded last year by the company's inaugural production, Embers.


Piffaro to Perform Music from Historic Manuscript in HIDDEN TREASURE, 10/17-19Piffaro to Perform Music from Historic Manuscript in HIDDEN TREASURE, 10/17-19
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Pennsylvania)

(9/19/2014) - On October 17, 18 and 19, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band will perform music from a unique manuscript - one that was hidden inside the case of an organ in Spain for 400 years and not discovered again until 1980. For Renaissance wind players especially, its rediscovery was a soul-stirring windfall.


THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage

(9/19/2014) - Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include opening night of LOVE LETTERS, Barbra Streisand on Jimmy Fallon, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, and more!


Nike Launches We Run Series Inspiring Athletes to Achieve their Personal BestNike Launches We Run Series Inspiring Athletes to Achieve their Personal Best
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)

(9/19/2014) - What does it take to achieve a personal best? Runners need the right equipment, the right training plan and the right motivation. From August until February, Nike's We Run Race Series will reach more than 140,000 runners in 14 races around the world. These athletes will be supported with the latest footwear and apparel innovations to take their race goals to the next level, including the new light, responsive and supportive Nike Air Zoom Structure 18 as well as the latest performance Dri-FIT Knit tops. And the Nike+ Running app will provide athletes everywhere with the motivation, inspiration and coaching they need to train for races no matter the distance.


Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Dr. Phillips Center On Sale 9/25Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Dr. Phillips Center On Sale 9/25
by BWW News Desk (Orlando)

(9/19/2014) - The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, announces that tickets for Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Friday, September 26 at 10 a.m. for the premiere Orlando engagement at the Dr. Phillips Center. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, the most successful musical of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. To purchase tickets, visit www.DrPhillipsCenter.org, call 844-513-2014 or visit the Dr. Phillips Center box office located at 155 East Anderson Street in downtown Orlando. Ticket prices start at $38.


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
by BWW News Desk

(9/19/2014) - This just in! Theatre fans need not worry, as we're told that the character names in Disney's upcoming film of INTO THE WOODS *are* faithful to the original material. Some incorrect names were published online in error and have now been corrected.


Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Company Cuts the Ribbon at the New Lyric Theatre!Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Company Cuts the Ribbon at the New Lyric Theatre!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

(9/19/2014) - This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The cast of ON THE TOWN just reopened the Lyric Theatre with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on this afternoon, September 19th, along with producers Howard and Janet Kagan, in advance of the show's first preview performance tomorrow, September 20th. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below!


Feinstein's at the Nikko to Present RadioTheatre's MADHOUSE, 10/30-31Feinstein's at the Nikko to Present RadioTheatre's MADHOUSE, 10/30-31
by BWW News Desk (San Francisco)

(9/19/2014) - Get ready to be spooked, San Francisco! Just in time for Halloween, Feinstein's at the Nikko presents Radiotheatre's MADHOUSE for two performances only - Thursday, October 30 (8 p.m.) and Friday, October 31 (8 p.m.). Based on the format of an old-time radio broadcast of horror and suspense programs, Radiotheatre's MADHOUSE is a unique theatrical experience combining music, sound effects and old fashioned storytelling to create a new, hybrid aural experience to whet your imagination. Guaranteed to make you shiver and scream, MADHOUSE will reveal tales of mad men - really mad men - locked away and forgotten about in dark asylums! Now entering their 10th year, Radiotheatre has produced over 60 show, was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, has won two New York Innovative Theater Awards, and was nominated 13 times - five years back-to-back - as Best Performance Group. Tickets for Radiotheatre's MADHOUSE range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.


BWW Reviews: DRACULA Scares Up Successful Return at Actors TheatreBWW Reviews: DRACULA Scares Up Successful Return at Actors Theatre
by Todd Zeigler (Louisville)

(9/19/2014) - A few years ago, in a different publication, I gave Actors Theatre's "Dracula" a somewhat mixed review. I didn't get it. Boy, do I get it now.


BWW interviews: Director LEE SANKOWICH Discusses LOW HANGING FRUITBWW interviews: Director LEE SANKOWICH Discusses LOW HANGING FRUIT
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)

(9/19/2014) - After serving sixteen years as Artistic Director of the Marin Theatre Company, Lee Sankowich resigned in 2006 to return to producing and directing independently. Among the forty five plays he directed at Marin, there were two Estate sanctioned world premieres of previously unproduced Tennessee Williams' plays. His career began with a jump start with his successful productions of ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOOS' NEST which ran for two and a half years in New York, five and a half years in San Francisco, a year and a half in Boston, and in Israel. Since then he has worked in Regional Theatres across the country including Baltimore Center Stage, The Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Rep, Florida Stage, Geva, Jewish Repertory Theatre, City Theatre, Center Rep, San


James Snyder, Dave Liebman Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 9/29James Snyder, Dave Liebman Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 9/29
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)

(9/19/2014) - Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 29 - October 5, featuring Dave Liebman Big Band, If/Then's James Snyder, Kurt Elling, Jay Leonhart Duo, and more!


THE UNCANNY VALLEY to Play The Brick, 10/8-19THE UNCANNY VALLEY to Play The Brick, 10/8-19
by BWW News Desk (New York City)

(9/19/2014) - After a successful premiere in The Brick's 2014 Game Play Festival THE UNCANNY VALLEY, written and directed by Francesca Talenti will return to The Brick Theater (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn) for a limited two-week run October 8-19. The production will feature a RoboThespian actor along with human actors Katja Hill and Alphonse Nicholson (Dominique Morisseau's Autumn's Harvest at Lincoln Center Theater). The creative team will include Puppeteer/Robot Manager Jim Bulluck, Software Designer Adrian Ilie, Robo Explorer Henry Fuchs, Set Designer David Navalinsky, Lighting Designer Kathy A. Perkins (Daniel Sullivan's In Real Life with Manhattan Theatre Club), and Stage Manager Alex James.


Megan Hilty Welcomes Baby Daughter Viola Philomena!Megan Hilty Welcomes Baby Daughter Viola Philomena!
by TV News Desk

(9/19/2014) - The 'Smash' star and Broadway vet welcomed baby daughter Viola Philomena yesterday, Thursday, September 18th in New York City!