Theatre + Broadway News
16th Street Theatre Presents GRAVEYARD EMPIRES|
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(2/28/2015) - 16th Street Theater is proud to present the world premiere of GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES written by ELAINE ROMERO and directed by KEVIN CHRISTOPHER FOX March 26 - May 2, 2015 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with a press opening on Thursday, April 2 @ 7:30 PM.
World Premiere Theatre at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(2/28/2015) - This week Connecticut Repertory Theatre will open a new adaptation of Lysistrata by Jen Wineman and the world premiere of Band of the Black Hand, a collaboration with Split Knuckle Theatre. CRT launched its season with Michael Bradford's Olives and Blood, a new play that had only been produced twice before.
Photo Flash: First Look- Interrobang Theatre's REALLY REALLY
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)
(2/28/2015) - Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the Midwest premiere of REALLY REALLY by contemporary American playwright Paul Downs Calaizzo, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, playing February 13 - March 15, 2015 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production!
STAGE TUBE: First Look- Theatre Latte Da's INTO THE WOODS
by Stage Tube (Minneapolis)
(2/28/2015) - Director Peter Rothstein sets Sondheim's fairytale mashup in a Bavarian beer garden with ten actors who take on more than two-dozen characters in this highly theatrical tour-de-force. Check out a promo for the show below!
One Night Only Report & Photos: Deborah Voigt in VOIGT LESSONS at the 92nd Street Y
by BWW Special Coverage
(2/28/2015) - There was a seismic event and emotional roller coaster onstage Thursday night at the 92nd Street Y, in the Kaufmann Concert Hall theatre. Her name is DEBBIE ..... DEBORAH VOIT. It was the first performance in New York City of a piece called VOIGT LESSONS. The piece was co-created by Voight, Terrence McNally and Francesca Zambello, years ago, at Glimmerglass and the diva told us that it has been performed 'very few times, let alone in New York City.' The crowd proceeded to go crazy. The piece- so simple, yet brilliantly calibrated.
BWW Previews: KISS ME LIKE A STRANGER ONCE AGAIN at Moscow 57 in NYC
by Marina Kennedy (Music - New York City)
(2/28/2015) - Ellen Kaye and Jed Distler and their musical guests will present 'Kiss Me Like a Stranger Once Again' for three upcoming performances. The shows will be held on Friday, March 27th and Friday April 17th at Moscow 57 in New York City. An additional show will be performed on April 9th at Cornelia Street Cafe.
Producers of THE RIDE Present THE TOUR
by BWW News Desk (Travel)
(2/28/2015) - Due to popular demand, the producers of the critically acclaimed and award-winning THE RIDE, New York's only travelling theater, have created THE TOUR. Powered by THE RIDE.
Winners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are Announced
by BWW News Desk (St. Louis)
(2/28/2015) - The winners of the 44th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
UP ON THE MARQUEE: FINDING NEVERLAND
by Walter McBride
(2/28/2015) - Finding Neverland, the glorious new musical under the visionary direction of Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus, will soon arrive on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the new marquee below!
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/28/15- Bernadette Peters
by Stage Tube
(2/28/2015) - Happy Birthday, Bernadette Peters! Over the course of a career that has spanned five decades, she has starred in musical theatre, films and television, as well as performing in solo concerts and recordings. She is one of the most critically acclaimed Broadway performers, having received nominations for seven Tony Awards, winning two (plus an honorary award), and nine Drama Desk Awards, winning three. Four of the Broadway cast albums on which she has starred have won Grammy Awards. Regarded by many as the foremost interpreter of the works of Stephen Sondheim, Peters is particularly noted for her roles on the Broadway stage, including in the musicals Mack and Mabel, Sunday in the Park with George, Song and Dance, Into the Woods, Annie Get Your Gun and Gypsy.
BWW Interviews: SUE ELLEN GERRELLS Does It All
by Marietta Lunceford (Birmingham)
(2/28/2015) - As the artistic director for South City Theatre, a sought after stage director and award winning actress, Sue Ellen Gerrells is one of the leading figures in area theatre.
BWW Interview: Investigating the Twists and Turns of MCC's THE NETHER with Ben Rosenfield!
by Nicole Rosky
(2/28/2015) - Rosenfield, who plays 'Woodnut' in the production, just chatted with BroadwayWorld about opening night, the twists and turns of this plot, and so much more! Check out the full interview below!
BWW Reviews: Premier Arts Opens World Premier of HARRIET THE MUSICAL
by Alex Price (South Bend)
(2/28/2015) - On February 27, 2015, the Premier Arts located in Elkhart, Indiana opened the musical, "Harriet The Musical" for the world to see for the very first time. This new musical, with an all-local creative team, impressed the audience with its original score, and original book. This musical presented a Historical Fiction take of the life of Harriet Tubman, a true American Hero who lived during the 1800's in the time of slavery. Premier Arts took on this giant task of writing an original musical, and succeeded in bringing it to life on stage this weekend in Elkhart.
Photo Coverage: Gary Barlow & Bryan Cranston at the FINDING NEVERLAND - THE MUSICAL UK Launch
by Jamie Scott-Smith (UK / West End)
(2/28/2015) - Multi-award winning songwriter and composer of Finding Neverland, GARY BARLOW was joined by actor and producer BRYAN CRANSTON for a brief talk about the new musical and an upcoming concept album of music from the show. The presentation ended at the grand piano with a spell-binding performance of two songs from the show by Gary Barlow; NEVERLAND and FEET DON'T TOUCH THE GROUND.
Glee-Cap: 'Child Star': The New-New Directions Shine, Find Romance, and Begin A New Dynasty!
by Robert Lawlor
(2/28/2015) - Last week, wedding bells rang for two of Glee's finest couples, and there was lots of bliss and good times for all involved. With Brittany and Santana's wedding, one didn't expect anything less than something grand, and it was certainly grand. Brittany planned a big wedding in the barn she was born in, and despite panicking over all the details and things that could go wrong, Brittany had her lady there to give her an open mind. Of course, Santana was determined to keep Sue from attending their wedding and ruining the spirit of their love with her usual ways, but in usual Sue form - she got her way in the end and made a big splash by bringing Santana's Abuela to boot. After some real talk, Santana's Abuela was on the bandwagon, and Sue was part of the Brittana walk down the aisle.
BWWS Sorteos: Consigue una entrada doble para 'Mi me conmigo'
by Javier A. Gabrielssön (Spain)
(2/28/2015) - BroadwayWorld y Candileja Producciones te ofrecemos la posibilidad de descubrir el nuevo musical 'Mi me conmigo', una aventura a tres bandas, o mejor dicho, a tres personalidades.
BWW's On This Day - February 28, 2015
(2/28/2015) - Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
AVAC Announces the Return of Supersprint Triathlon, Today
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(2/28/2015) - SAN JOSE, Calif.
Paula Poundstone to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, Today
by BWW News Desk (Connecticut)
(2/28/2015) - With her razor-sharp wit and impeccable comedic timing, Paula Poundstone is the star of NPR's hit radio show "Wait, WaitDon't Tell Me". She will perform a night of comedy today, February 28, at The Ridgefield Playhouse at 8 p.m. Her latest book is There's Nothing in This Book That I Meant to Say...very funny.
BPA to Present AMERICAN CHAMBER WORKS, Today
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Seattle)
(2/28/2015) - Join us February 28 for "American Chamber Works," a special chamber-music prelude to the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra's winter-evening concert showcasing rarely-performed works by American composers. Repertoire includes music by Glass, Ginestera, Riley, and others. Performers include The Narrows Brass, Meg Tolley, Priscilla Jones, George Sale, Jenny Weaver, Leanna Glasby, Jon Brenner, and more.
BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Coming to Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Today
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(2/28/2015) - Gentlemen, here's the ideal Valentine's Day gift for your ladies: tickets to romantic "Ballroom with a Twist," coming to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts today, February 28, 2015 at 8pm. Combine this star-studded event with a starlit Dinner on the Plaza and you have the perfect date night. Featuring stars of the vigorous Dancing with the Stars and finalists of the spunky So You Think You Can Dance and American Idol, "Ballroom with a Twist" features a brilliant new fusion of Broadway, classical, contemporary, modern freestyle and international style dance and song. This exciting new production reminds audiences nationwide of the power and passion of the performing arts.
THE AMAZING MAX Will Now Play White Plains Performing Arts Center on Today
by BWW News Desk (Rockland / Westchester)
(2/28/2015) - The Amazing Max, bursting with striking visual magic, comedy and loads of audience participation, will be on-stage at the White Plains Performing Arts Center today, February 28 at 2:00 pm. Magician Max Darwin makes objects appear out of thin air, defies the laws of physics, and performs miracles inches from spectator's faces. 'An awesome and hilarious live magic show' PBS Kids. 'Max Darwin is indeed amazing' Time Out Kids. This show is the wackiest, most interactive, highest energy magic show for families today. The Amazing Max selects all of his assistants at random from the audience, and each adds a unique element to the show. 'His ability to astound is something to see.' (The Huffington Post).
Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk (Off-Off-Broadway)
(2/28/2015) - 59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. LONG STORY SHORT begins performances on February 28 for a limited engagement through March 29. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM, Friday at 8:15 PM; Today at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note the following schedule adjustments: there are no matinee performances today, February 28 and Today, March 7; the performance on Sunday, March 1 is at 7:15 PM only. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
The Miller Theatre Continues Its 2014-15 Early Music Series with FROM THE IMPERIAL COURT featuring Stile Antico, Today
by BWW News Desk (Classical - New York City)
(2/28/2015) - Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2014-15 Early Music series with FROM THE IMPERIAL COURT featuring Stile Antico.On Today, February 28, 2015, 8:00 p.m.at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin (145 West 46th Street)
ThrillSeeker 5K Stunt Run Launches in San Antonio, Today
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(2/28/2015) - San Antonio, TX
BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center to Present THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, Today
by BWW News Desk (New York City)
(2/28/2015) - BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar, in conjunction with Mermaid Theater of Nova Scotia, today, February 28 at 1:30PM. The Very Hungry Caterpillar is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2014-2015 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.
2015 Ben Vereen Awards Announce Student Health Initiative Essay Contest; Deadline Today
by BWW News Desk (San Diego)
(2/28/2015) - Ben Vereen and Broadway/San Diego are pleased to announce the inaugural Student Health Initiative Essay Contest as part of the 2015 Ben Vereen Awards (BVA) High School Musical Theatre Competition, sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), takes place Sunday, April 26 at 5 PM at the Historic Balboa Theatre.
OTHELLO to Open The Porter's Ninth Season, Today
by BWW News Desk (Los Angeles)
(2/28/2015) - OTHELLO kicks off The Porters' ninth season, returning Artistic Director Charles Pasternak to the boards for The Porters for the first time since his award-nominated performance playing King Henry V just one year ago. Since then he has worked with The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles in The Merchant of Venice, The Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis in Henry IV and Henry V, Indiana Repertory Theatre in The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Much Ado About Nothing.
Revgear Competition League Host Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling Tournament , Today
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(2/28/2015) - Van Nuys, CA
BALLROOM WITH A TWIST Comes to San Diego, Today
by BWW News Desk (Dance - San Diego)
(2/28/2015) - Gentlemen, here's the ideal Valentine's Day gift for your ladies: tickets to romantic Ballroom with a Twist, coming to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts today, February 28, 2015 at 8pm. Combine this star-studded event with a starlit Dinner on the Plaza and you have the perfect date night.
BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of FINDING NEVERLAND; Plus Preview!
Granddaughter of Maria Von Trapp Calls Gaga's OSCAR Performance 'Exquisite'
VIDEO: Watch Andrew Rannells & Jimmy Fallon Audition for GLEE's Series Finale
VIDEO: Streep Performs INTO THE WOODS Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'
TV: Disney's INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Trailer with Meryl Streep's 'She'll Be Back'