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Barbra Streisand Shares GYPSY Movie Update: 'We Are Re-Writing Now'Barbra Streisand Shares GYPSY Movie Update: 'We Are Re-Writing Now'
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


Entertainment Industry Celebrates Life of Robin Williams in San FransiscoEntertainment Industry Celebrates Life of Robin Williams in San Fransisco
Posted: Sep. 28, 2014


THE SIMPSONS Pays Tribute to Comedian Joan Rivers in Season PremiereTHE SIMPSONS Pays Tribute to Comedian Joan Rivers in Season Premiere
Posted: Sep. 29, 2014


VIDEO: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick Talk IT'S ONLY A PLAY on 'Tonight' - Hilarity Ensues!VIDEO: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick Talk IT'S ONLY A PLAY on 'Tonight' - Hilarity Ensues!
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


Miss Last Night's Broadcast of SWEENEY TODD on PBS? Watch it Online!Miss Last Night's Broadcast of SWEENEY TODD on PBS? Watch it Online!
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek from Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse, with Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley & More!BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek from Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse, with Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley & More!
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


It's Official! The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger to Star as 'Grizabella' in London Revival of CATS!It's Official! The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger to Star as 'Grizabella' in London Revival of CATS!
Posted: Sep. 28, 2014


Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!Photo Coverage Special: 25 Billy Elliots Unite in Special Finale of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL for Live Taping!
Posted: Sep. 28, 2014


Barbra Streisand Answers 24 of YOUR Questions
Tonight at 9 PM EST on TwitterBarbra Streisand Answers 24 of YOUR Questions Tonight at 9 PM EST on Twitter
Posted: Sep. 27, 2014


FINDING NEVERLAND Finds Its Home on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!FINDING NEVERLAND Finds Its Home on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre!
Posted: Sep. 29, 2014


Extended Clip Of Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' From PBS SWEENEY TODDExtended Clip Of Emma Thompson's 'Worst Pies In London' From PBS SWEENEY TODD
Posted: Sep. 25, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Go Inside the MISS SAIGON Anniversary Gala with Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Bowman & More!STAGE TUBE: Go Inside the MISS SAIGON Anniversary Gala with Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Bowman & More!
Posted: Sep. 26, 2014


BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished StarBWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON ANGELA LANSBURY; Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the Accomplished Star
Posted: Sep. 29, 2014


Official Poster Unveiled For Lincoln Center's THE KING & I RevivalOfficial Poster Unveiled For Lincoln Center's THE KING & I Revival
Posted: Sep. 26, 2014


Review Roundup: Denzel Washington Stars in THE EQUALIZERReview Roundup: Denzel Washington Stars in THE EQUALIZER
Posted: Sep. 26, 2014


Penobscot Theatre Company to Present THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, 10/16-11/2
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

In the spirit of Halloween and the tradition of great theatre, Penobscot Theatre Company is staging a ghost story of fantastic proportions, complete with vampires, werewolves, and mummies. Charles Ludlam's The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful takes audiences from the haunted estate of Lord Edgar, where his new bride competes with the portrait of his first wife, to the tombs of Egypt and back again. Tensions and passions run high as beasts wander the moors and servants roam the manor halls. Is the portrait enchanted? Who-or what-killed Lord Edgar's son? Will the servants succumb to the romantic candlelight, or is the candlelight just creepy? (more...)
BABA Adds Third Show at United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The Fifth Annual United Solo Theatre Festival presents the World Premiere of Baba, written and performed by Alex Mahgoub at Theatre Row Studio Theatre. After the first two shows sold-out, a third show has been added on Sunday, October 20th. Armando Merlo directs. (more...)
Green Jam Sessions Set for QPAC, 17 October - 19 December
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The FREE Green Jam Sessions will once again take over the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) Melbourne Street Green every Friday afternoon, from 17 October to 19 December 2014. (more...)
QPAC to Participate in Brisbane Open House 2014
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

On Saturday 11 October 2014, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) will be one of around 90 buildings to open its doors to the public as part of Brisbane Open House 2014. (more...)
California Theatre Center's ANDROCLES AND THE LION to Play Harris Center, 10/25
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Chortle at this refreshing treatment of this popular Aesop's fable, written in the style of Italian Commedia dell'Arte by the award-winning playwright and author Aurand Harris as the nationally-recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for the first of its four performances this season. This zany comedy with its delightful songs glows with the warmth of friendship, using authentic staging and stock characters of Commedia plus an endearing Lion for a truly colorful theatrical experience. Suggested for grades K-5 (more...)
Michael Praed & Colin Buchanan to Star in J. B. Priestley's DANGEROUS CORNER at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

A brand new production of J.B. PRIESTLEY'S classic play DANGEROUS CORNER, starring Robin of Sherwood's MICHAEL PRAED and Dalzeil and Pascoe's COLIN BUCHANAN will be at Birmingham Repertory Theatre for one week only this November. Directed by the former head of London's acclaimed Almeida Theatre, MICHAEL ATTENBOROUGH, DANGEROUS CORNER opens at The REP from 3 - 8 November. (more...)
Planet Ant Theatre to Debut Two New Late Night Shows
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Planet Ant Theatre will present two original late night comedy shows this fall; The Birth of Chad by 2014 Colony Fest winners We Have Your Son October 10 - 25, and The Dogman Prophecies by the theatre's The Ant Process class October 31 - November 8. Each show will appear at 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday evenings. A complete performance schedule follows this release. (more...)
No Name at Word Up 'Super Storytellers' Edition' Continues 10/7
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The long-running No Name Comedy / Variety Show brings New York's best established and upcoming authors and storytellers including Matthew Mercier, Robin Bady, Susan Kent, and Liam McEneaney to Washington Heights on Tuesday, October 7th for their monthly series: 'No Name @ Word Up Super Storytellers' Edition', at the Word Up Community Bookshop (165th Street & Amsterdam Avenue). (more...)
BWW Review: Rollins' Students Shine in True-to-Life Musical, WORKING
by Matt Tamanini on October 02, 2014

As its opening song, and the Walt Whitman poem from which it was inspired, says, WORKING is all about the 'varied carols' of working Americans. For nearly four decades, this musical has been celebrating the high (and low) lights of the American workforce. Conceived and adapted by Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, WICKED) and Nina Faso, the show employs no fictional characters, instead, it draws from real-life individuals and the stories that they told legendary author and historian Studs Terkel for his book of the same name. The Rollins College production of the musical, running now through Saturday, October 4th at the Annie Russell Theatre is a joyful, if not over-stuffed, examination of this ultimately uplifting material. (more...)
LCT3's BROWNSVILLE SONG Begins Previews this Weekend
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Previews begin this Saturday, October 4 at 7pm for the LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater production of brownsville song (b-side for tray), a new play by Kimber Lee, directed by Patricia McGregor, 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, opens on Monday, October 20, and will play a 6-week limited engagement through Sunday, November 16. (more...)
Songwriter Scott Alan Will Return to Rockwell Table and Stage in November
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Acclaimed songwriter Scott Alan returns to Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday, November 10th. The 8pm concert will feature guest vocalists performing Alan's Greatest Hits in an intimate night of supreme storytelling and vocals. (more...)
Joseph Haj Receives SDC's Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Joseph Haj, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the 2014 recipient of The Zelda Fichandler Award, an award to recognize an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through imaginative, brave work in theatre. The $5,000 award, given by Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, heralds both accomplishment to date and promise for the future, and lauds deep commitment to a community. (more...)
Vagabond Players to Present AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', 10/17-11/23
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The Vagabond Players continues its 99th season with Ain't Misbehavin' with music by Thomas "Fats"Waller and conceived by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. The production opens on Friday October 17 and runs through November 23. It is directed by Rikki Howie Lacewell with musical direction by LeVar Betts. (more...)
Harold Clurman Playwrights Division Reveals Winners of 10-Minute Play Search
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has announced the results of its search for ten-minute plays with social impact. In early 2014, the division sought plays that address issues of the environmental crisis or global violence against women and girls. Over sixty plays were received. Seven of them will be read on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 7pm as part of the Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts, an annual event that highlights the relationship between art and social activism. The cast will be comprised of studio alumni and faculty. The selected plays and authors follow: (more...)
Applications Now Being Accepted for Brighton Fringe 2015
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Winners of last year's 'Best Venue' award at Brighton Fringe 2014, The Marlborough Theatre, are now welcoming applications to their programme for next year. (more...)
Neighbors to the President Consortium to Host Fall Festival
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Fall Fest, hosted by the Neighbors to the President Consortium (NTPC), will offer free fall activities throughout the week of October 13?18. Families and museum goers are encouraged to get into the autumn spirit and spend the day touring the various cultural sites located in the White House neighborhood and participate in a full schedule of free activities, tours, and gallery talks (more...)
BWW Reviews: WUNDERKAMMER Thrilled With Their Circus For The New Century
by Barry Lenny on October 02, 2014

This Circa production is fresh and innovative circus at its best. (more...)
Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass to Play Winter Center of Millersville University, 10/16
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The jazz ensemble of the Department of Music of Millersville University will join America's top brass musicians of the Rodney Mack Philadelphia Big Brass in concert at the Winter Center of Millersville University on Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. The Winter Center is located at 60 W. Cottage Ave, Millersville. The concert, which is open to the public, is made possible by the Melva S. McIllwaine Concert and Masterclass Endowment. (more...)
38th Annual Shakespeare Competition at the Festival Draws Over 3,000 Students
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Over 3,000 students and 118 schools will participate in the 38th annual Shakespeare Competition hosted by the Utah Shakespeare Festival and Southern Utah University. From October 9 to 11 student thespians from across the Intermountain West will compete as actors, dancers, musicians, and theatre technicians before panels of theatre, dance and music professionals in the largest scholastic Shakespeare competition in the country. (more...)
MTC Now Accepting Applications for 2015 Women Directors and Assistant Directors Programs
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company has announced that applications for its 2015 Women Directors and Assistant Directors Programs are now open. (more...)
ONCE National Tour to Play The Orpheum, 10/28-11/5
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 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 Orpheum Theatre for a limited engagement from October 28th through November 2nd, 2014. Tickets for ONCE are on sale now and available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)
Pepperdine Fine Arts Division o Present INTO THE WOODS, 11/13-22
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division presents its Luciana and Daniel Forge Fall Musical, a new production of Into the Woods at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday from November 13 to November 22, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, November 16, at Smothers Theatre on Pepperdine's Malibu campus. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil Will Create Show for EXPO MILANO 2015
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Expo 2015 has selected the Cirque du Soleil Group, Events and Special Projects, to create an engaging and unique show concept to be presented during the Universal Expo taking place in Milan, Italy from May 1 to October 31, 2015. (more...)
Photo Coverage: National Arts Club Celebrates Opening of CHARLES JAMES: BENEATH THE DRESS
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

On Monday August 23rd, Cornelia Guest, Amanda Hearst, Anne Hearst McInerney, Patricia Hearst Shaw, Gillian Hearst Simonds and Kimberly Rockefellerhosted a reception for 400 and a dinner for 104 guests at The National Arts Club to celebrate the opening of 'Charles James: Beneath the Dress.' The exhibition of 100 fashion and erotic drawings from the private collection of R. Couri Hay, photographs by Anton Perich and a screening of the Charles James documentary by Angela Bernhard Thomas will run until October 5th. (more...)
New York Comedy Festival Adds 60 Shows to Lineup - Jim Gaffigan, Ilana Glazer, Pete Holmes and More!
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The New York Comedy Festival (NYCF), in association with Comedy Central, announced today the addition of more than 60 shows including Comics to Watch, the New York's Funniest Stand-Up competition finals, and events featuring Jim Gaffigan, Bob Odendkirk, Pete Holmes and Sommore. In addition NYCF in partnership with The Paley Center for Media announced three new dynamic panel discussions with the creative teams behind the hit shows "Late Show with David Letterman," "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Broad City;" The 11th annual festival runs from November 5 - 9 at more than 20 venues throughout New York City. (more...)
BWW Review: CHEEK TO CHEEK, THE SONGS OF FRED ASTAIRE Opens at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson on October 02, 2014

Cheek to Cheek, the Songs of Fred Astaire opened the 2014-2015 season for the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, MO. The season pays homage to the magical music from the movies with their series Hooray for Hollywood. (more...)
Centenary Stage Company's Young Audiences Series to Continue with IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE, 10/14
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

A family favorite returns to the Centenary Stage Company's Young Audiences Series on Tuesday, October 14th at 11 am. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, based on the popular children's book written by Laura Joffe Numeroff is a story about a young child whose run ragged by an energetic little mouse with cookies and milk on the brain. Children and the young at heart can enjoy a live performance of a story that has endured for over 25 years. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie will perform in CSC's Little Theatre at 400 Jefferson Street at 11 am on Tuesday, October 15th. (more...)
VIDEO: First Look - Benedict Cumberbatch Stars in Award-Winning THE IMITATION GAME
by Movies News Desk on October 02, 2014

Below, check out the new UK trailer for THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. (more...)
DON'T HUG ME, WE'RE MARRIED Begins Tomorrow at Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical comedy Don't Hug Me, We're Married with book and lyrics by Phil Olson, music by Paul Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, choreography by Stan Mazin, and produced by Laura Coker for the Group Rep. The fifth in the popular Don't Hug Me series of musicals is set for a limited run, October 3rd through November 15th, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in the NoHo Theatre and Arts District - North Hollywood, CA. (more...)
Howard County Center For The Arts to Offer LARAMIE PROJECT Talk Back Panel, 10/12
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Following the October 12th final performance of THE LARAMIE PROJECT, a special audience 'Talk Back' discussion will take place on the subject of hate crimes, the impact of the play, and to help those better process what they have just seen in ways that can be life changing. (more...)
Macy's Family Night for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at PPAC Set for 11/5
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

The Providence Performing Arts Center announced today that Macy's will sponsor Family Night at JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT on Wednesday, November 5 at 7P. (more...)
Facebook Changes Real Name Policy; Apologizes to LGBT Community
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Just yesterday, Facebook sent out an apology to LGBT users following its recent policy that forced real names on individual's Facebook profiles. In the past, users have been able to make profiles using whatever name they go by in day-to-day life, but in recent cases concerning transgender users and drag performers, this policy has not been upheld. One specific user, Sister Roma, was told to either change her profile to reflect her legal name or convert her profile to a fan page. Read Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox's full statement below: (more...)
DVR Alert: LOVE LETTERS Star Carol Burnett to Guest on 'Fallon', 10/6
by TV News Desk on October 02, 2014

LOVE LETTERS star and Broadway vet Carol Burnett will stop by NBC's 'Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on Monday, October 6th. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Lea Salonga Sing 'A Whole New World' on Tour with Il Divo!
by Stage Tube on October 02, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony Award-winning performer and world renowned vocalist Lea Salonga is currently traveling the world with supergroup Il Divo for their 'A Musical Affair' tour. The group just made a stop in Vienna, with upcoming performances in Geneva, Zurich, Berlin, Frankfurt, and more, before moving to the UK later this October. Below, watch Salonga return to her Disney roots with a stunning performance of 'A Whole New World'- a song from ALADDIN that she made famous. (more...)
Cady Huffman, Marc Kudisch & Deborah Rayne Set to Lead CHASING THE RIVER Reading
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

An invitation only reading of Jean Giebel's new play Chasing the River will be presented at New World Stages on Monday November 10th. (more...)
Aretha Franklin on Her New Album: 'I Don't Think I Have Ever Been as Excited'
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

In an interview on Wednesday, Aretha Franklin shared that she has not felt as exclted about an album release in years. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/2- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Stage Tube on October 02, 2014

Today in 2003, Little Shop of Horrors opened at the Virginia Theatre (now the August Wilson Theatre), where it ran for 372 performances. Little Shop of Horrors is a comedy horror rock musical, by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, 'Skid Row (Downtown)', 'Somewhere That's Green', and 'Suddenly, Seymour'. (more...)
Andrew Lloyd Webber Will Make Appearance at Cheltenham Literature Festival
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Award-winning composer and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber is the latest name to join the line-up for The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival this weekend. Andrew is appearing with Geoffrey Robertson QC in the Profumo affair event, 'Stephen Ward was Innocent, OK', on Saturday 4th October at 9 pm. (more...)
Leah Brotherhead, Anna Elijasz, Rob Heaps and Robert Lonsdale Will Lead ANOTHER PLACE at Theatre Royal Plymouth
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2014

Leah Brotherhead, Anna Elijasz, Rob Heaps and Robert Lonsdale will form the cast of the world premiere of DC Moore's new play Another Place, produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth and previewing in The Drum from 6 November 2014. (more...)