Leigh Scarritt Brings STARS OF THE FUTURE to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage Tonight|
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(3/11/2014) - Tonight, March 11 at 7:30 PM, Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events are presenting 'Leigh Scarritt Presents 'Stars of the Future.'
Jasper Redd's Stand-Up Special JAZZ TALK Out Today via New Wave Dynamics
by BWW News Desk (Comedy - Los Angeles)
(3/11/2014) - Jasper Redd's new stand-up special Jazz Talk will be released by New Wave Dynamics on CD and digital audio today, March 11, 2013.
Erica Lustig Brings THIS IS 30 to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(3/11/2014) - 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, and The New York Musical Theatre Festival(NYMF) will proudly present the winner of the 2013 'NYMF's Next Broadway Sensation,' Erica Lustig, in a special one-night-only concert tonight, March 11, 2014. The talented Florida native took the competition by storm when she walked away as the winner of this highly competitive program, which has become not only a highlight of the NYMF season, but a New York musical theatre tradition among those in the know.
Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein Hosts Reddit AMA Today
by BWW News Desk
(3/11/2014) - Jed Bernstein, the new President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts who assumed office in January, will take questions on Reddit as part of its popular Ask Me Anything (AMA) series. Bernstein will take and respond to questions about Lincoln Center in this special open-forum session today, March 11, 2014 at 3:30 p.m., at reddit.com.
THE LION KING: Up Close Exhibit Opens at Center for Puppetry Arts Today
by BWW News Desk (Atlanta)
(3/11/2014) - In partnership with Disney's THE LION KING and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta, four iconic masks and a puppet from the world famous Broadway musical will soon be on display for Atlanta fans to enjoy. Beginning today, March 11, THE LION KING: Up Close will be featured at the Center for Puppetry Arts, leading up to the limited engagement of THE LION KING at the Fox Theatre, April 10-27. The exhibit will run through Sunday, April 27.
Fulton Theatre Presents YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk (Central Pennsylvania)
(3/11/2014) - The 2013/2014 Season at the Fulton Theatre takes a decidedly madcap turn with its latest production, Mel Brooks new musical Young Frankenstein, based on his 1974 black and white comic masterpiece motion picture of the same name.
Las Casas Foundation Celebrates The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre Centennial in 2014
by BWW News Desk (San Antonio)
(3/11/2014) - Comedy, romance, music and drama-the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre has shared it all with San Antonio since it opened its doors in 1914 and now Las Casas Foundation is marking the treasured theatre's 100th birthday with a year-long celebration-and you're invited! From concerts, plays, scholarship competitions and a camp for aspiring entertainers to a special gala honouring the theatre's namesake, the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre will be feted throughout 2014 and there's something for everyone to enjoy.
Tokyo Philharmonic Makes U.S. Debut at Lincoln Center on Anniversary of Tsunami Tonight
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(3/11/2014) - The Tokyo Philharmonic has the longest history and tradition of any orchestra in Japan. As plans were being made for its 100th anniversary celebrations in 2011, a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan. The orchestra's centenary plans were scuttled, as an entire culture adjusted to a solemn new reality.
I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE Makes Texas Premiere at Bass Hall, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk (Dallas)
(3/11/2014) - Performing Arts Fort Worth will present the Texas premiere of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, the brand-new, nationally touring hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history. The show runs today, March 11-16, 2014, at Bass Performance Hall.
Children's Theatre Company's World Premiere of THE SCARECROW AND HIS SERVANT Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk (St. Paul)
(3/11/2014) - Children's Theatre Company's upcoming world premiere brings together an impressive team of 2013 Ivey Award winners. Peter C. Brosius directs lauded actor Dean Holt who will bring his comedic physical prowess, for which he won a 2013 Ivey Award, to the title role in The Scarecrow and His Servant by Philip Pullman, adapted for the stage by Jeffrey Hatcher, recipient of the 2013 Ivey Award for Lifetime Achievement. Brosius received the 2013 Ivey Award for his direction of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, also featuring Dean Holt. This fast-paced, physically adept world premiere runs on the UnitedHealth Group Stage tonight, March 11 through April 6 after years of development, including workshops at the Kennedy Center's New Visions/New Voices festival.
Daren A. Herbert, Kevin McNulty, Krystin Pellerin and More Star in FLOYD COLLINS Vancouver Premiere at PSP, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk (Vancouver)
(3/11/2014) - Patrick Street Productions (PSP) and Talk is Free Theatre present the Vancouver premiere of the bold and brilliant Floyd Collins at the newly opened York Theatre on Commercial Drive, today, March 11-30, 2014. Based on the haunting true story of an American explorer and entrepreneur, this riveting musical is composed by Adam Guettel, who also wrote PSP's 2011 award-winning hit, The Light in the Piazza. Directed by PSP Co-Artistic Producer Peter Jorgensen, Floyd Collins features a star-studded cast including Arctic Air's Kevin McNulty and Republic of Doyle's Krystin Pellerin, led by the dynamic Bermuda-born Daren A. Herbert in the title role.
SamulNori Performs at Harris Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Music - Sacramento)
(3/11/2014) - SamulNori will perform tonight, March 11, 2014 at 7 pm. Tickets are priced at $19-$29; Premium $39; Students with ID $12. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
BLUE MAN GROUP Visits the Community Center Theater, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk (Sacramento)
(3/11/2014) - NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions are pleased to announce a new theatrical touring production will visit Sacramento from today, March 11 - 16.
Nightwood Theatre Continues Season with THE CAROUSEL, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk (Toronto)
(3/11/2014) - Nightwood Theatre continues its 2013/14 season with the English-language premiere of The Carousel by Governor General Award-winning playwright Jennifer Tremblay at Berkeley Street Theatre, Downstairs from today, March 11 to 30, 2014.
FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL Comes to Boston, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk (Boston)
(3/11/2014) - Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer.
ONCE National Tour Plays Benedum Center, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk (Pittsburgh)
(3/11/2014) - ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Benedum Center for a limited engagement from today, March 11 through Sunday, March 16, 2014. ONCE is part of the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Broadway Across America and Pittsburgh Symphony.
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SATAN SINGS MOSTLY SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at Jermyn Street
by BWW News Desk (UK Regional)
(3/11/2014) - SJC Productions in association with Jermyn Street Theatre present SATAN SINGS MOSTLY SONDHEIM a new comedy, with some music, written and directed by Adam Long. The show, starring Adam Long and Mark Caven, runs today, 11th to 29th March 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below!
Walnut Street Theatre Presents ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk (Philadelphia)
(3/11/2014) - Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 205th season with Broadway's classic madcap comedy, ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. Directed by Charles Abbott, this 75th Anniversary production begins previews tonight, March 11th, opens on March 19th and runs through April 27th on the Walnut's Mainstage.
2013-14 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival Showcase Set for DTC Today
by BWW News Desk (Delaware)
(3/11/2014) - Delaware Theatre Company has announced the six finalist plays in the 2013-2014 Delaware Young Playwrights Festival!
Regional Finalists Compete Tonight in CTG's August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(3/11/2014) - Center Theatre Group has announced that 12 students have been selected to participate in the August Wilson Monologue Competition Los Angeles regional finals to be held at the CTG/Mark Taper Forum today, March 11, 2014. L.A.'s AWMC, part of a larger national program, is hosted by Center Theatre Group and presented by the Center Theatre Group Affiliates.
Ken Barnett, Susan Bott & More Star in AND BABY MAKES SEVEN at New Ohio Theater, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(3/11/2014) - New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater have announced casting for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Marc Stuart Weitz will direct ensemble including Ken Barnett (Wonderful Town, Julie Taymor's The Green Bird) as Peter, Susan Bott (Julie Kramer's The Best of Everything) as Ruth and Constance Zaytoun (Moby Pomerance's Broken Hands) as Anna. And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place today, March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Critics are welcome as of March 19 for an opening of March 23.
MEMPHIS National Tour Plays Saenger Theatre, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk (New Orleans)
(3/11/2014) - MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Saenger Theatre today, March 11 - 16, for a limited engagement!
New Ohio Theatre Presents Paula Vogel's AND BABY MAKES SEVEN, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk (Long Island)
(3/11/2014) - New Ohio Theatre Artistic Director Robert Lyons in association with Purpleman Theater presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel's And Baby Makes Seven. Directed by Marc Stuart Weitz, And Baby Makes Seven is an uproarious and timely comedy that has not been seen professionally in New York in 20 years. Performances will take place today, March 11-April 12 at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, between Washington and Greenwich Streets). Opening night is set for Sunday, March 23 at 7:00pm.
SPANK! Musical Sequel Plays City Theatre, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk (Detroit)
(3/11/2014) - SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody took Detroit's City Theatre by storm earlier this year, delivering a sold out debut engagement featuring seven nights of naughty and wildly hilarious fun. Now, SPANK! Harder continues where the original left off, parodying not only Fifty Shades but also taking aim at a variety of women's pop culture favorites from books, film, tv and beyond. Join SPANK!'s 'author,' E.B. Janet, as she pens her next novel and takes audiences on her newest wild adventure fantasy which promises to be an even more exciting girls' night starting today, March 11 through Sunday, March 16 at the City Theatre. Get ready to be SPANK'd, Detroit... this time HARDER.
BWW Reviews: HAND TO GOD is a Chilling Puppet Drama
by Michael Dale (Off-Broadway)
(3/11/2014) - Steven Boyer repeats his Obie-winning performance as a shy Christian teen whose sock puppet is possessed.
THE WHO'S SENSATION: THE STORY OF TOMMY Out on Blu-ray & DVD Today
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/11/2014) - A fascinating and revealing documentary tracing the creation and subsequent success of internationally adored rock band The Who's rock opera TOMMY titled THE WHO'S SENSATION: THE STORY OF TOMMY is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Blu-ray Edition Of EQUUS, Starring Richard Burton, Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro (CD/Books/DVDs)
(3/11/2014) - Legendary stage and screen star Richard Burton recreates his celebrated stage performance in Sidney Lumet's oft-overlooked film adaptation of the Peter Shaffer play EQUUS in a new Blu-ray edition, out today, March 11.
Harvey Fierstein Set For CASA VALENTINA Talkback Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/11/2014) - Multi-Tony Award-winning writer, actor and activist Harvey Fierstein will be featured in a discussion all about his eagerly awaited new play CASA VALENTINA at a talkback tonight, March 11.
Gail Maidman Models Stephen Sondheim Dress On SWEENEY TODD Red Carpet
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/11/2014) - NYC socialite Gail Maidman recently attended the opening night of the NY Philharmonic's rapturously received production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's celebrated musical SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET outfitted in a dress emblazoned with a particularly pertinent pattern - that of the acclaimed composer/lyricist himself!
Barry Manilow Reveals New Details On The Development Of HARMONY
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/11/2014) - Internationally celebrated pop music hit-maker Barry Manilow opens up about his long-aborning stage musical HARMONY and the future plans for the project as part of a new interview.
Lea Michele's LOUDER Hits #1 In Nearly 30 Countries!
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/11/2014) - Broadway headliner and GLEE breakout star Lea Michele has found considerable success in just a week with the international embrace of her new solo album LOUDER.
BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Performances Tonight at the St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk
(3/11/2014) - The world premiere production of Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman on Broadway. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will begin preview performances tonight, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre.
BWW Reviews: PRC Brings New Work to the Triangle with LOVE ALONE
by Larisa Mount (Raleigh)
(3/10/2014) - Those who enjoy medical or legal dramas are ideal audience members for this show, though it has elements that will appeal to plenty of other folks as well. It is always a privilege to see new work, and this regional premier of Love Alone is no exception.
BWW Reviews: THE CALAMARI SISTERS' BIG FAT ITALIAN WEDDING Takes Over Penn's Landing
by Marakay Rogers (Philadelphia)
(3/10/2014) - Someone let the Calamari Sisters back into Philly, and this time there's a wedding. Or is there? And did someone leave a cake out in the rain? 'Mangia Italiano!' is back, and things will never be the same.
BWW Reviews: Delightful PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Peabody Opera House
by Chris Gibson (St. Louis)
(3/10/2014) - Local author Ridley Pearson, along with Dave Barry, crafted an interesting "prequel" to the story of Peter Pan with their entertaining novel PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. The stage production of this tale, written by Rick Elice, is a similarly imaginative effort that's utilizes a relatively small cast, with just about everyone playing multiple roles, and a frenetic pace that captures the same qualities that distinguished the original work. An engaging touring production with a very talented cast played the Peabody Opera House this weekend (March 7-9, 2014), and it was well worth the trip.
BWW Reviews: Molotov Theatre Group Horrifies with Macabre NORMAL at DCAC
by Elizabeth Bruce (Washington, DC)
(3/10/2014) - For theatregoers leery of cheery froth on stage---perky, feel-good family shows like 'The Lion King' or 'Matilda'---Molotov Theatre Group's production of Anthony Neilson's NORMAL at DC Arts Center, should be just the antidote for such sentimentality. Dark and sinister, Director Jay D. Brock's NORMAL falls perfectly into Molotov's mission to preserve the Grand Guignol French Theatre of Horror (which translates as 'The Theater of the Big Puppet'), which operated in Paris from 1897 until 1962. For those unfamiliar with this particular institution, its bloody, naturalistic lineage draws from Shakespeare's gruesome 'Titus Andronicus' to the shockingly violent 'splatter films' like 'Blood Feast.' With a heydey between the two world wars, the theatre's form specialized in portraying the lumpenproletariat who were deemed unsuitable material for the legitimate stage: prostitutes, criminals, street urchins, and others deep in the margins of Parisian society.
YouthQuake! Showcase Set for 3/13 at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(3/10/2014) - YouthQuake! helps LGBTQ youth realize their dreams in the performing arts by guiding their professional success. Our second public showcase of talent-- an evening of song, dance and performance by the first YouthQuake participants: Reki*, Edgar Banuelos, Kit Dezolt, Miko Greganda, Quelnick Hoff, Travis Lionel, Shane Ivan Nash, and Shahin Saboonpaz. Directed by Alexander Rodriguez with music director Bryan Blaskie.