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VIDEO: Meryl Streep's Performance Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Preview!VIDEO: Meryl Streep's Performance Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Preview!
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014


Photo Flash: Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick & More Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Cover ArtPhoto Flash: Streep, Kendrick & More Featured in New INTO THE WOODS Covers
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014


CBS's LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN Gets Premiere Date!CBS's LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN Gets Premiere Date!
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Volatile, Discomforting DISGRACED Earns Its PulitzerBWW Reviews: Volatile, Discomforting DISGRACED Earns Its Pulitzer
Posted: Oct. 24, 2014


Photo Flash: The Way Is Clear - More Stunning Images from INTO THE WOODS!Photo Flash: The Way Is Clear - More Stunning Images from INTO THE WOODS!
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014


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


THE VOICE Star Chris Mann, Katie Travis, Storm Lineberger and Anne Kanengeiser to Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National TourTHE VOICE Star Chris Mann, Katie Travis, Storm Lineberger and Anne Kanengeiser to Join THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
Posted: Oct. 22, 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


Neil Patrick Harris Among Barbara Walters MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE of 2014Neil Patrick Harris Among Barbara Walters MOST FASCINATING PEOPLE of 2014
Posted: Oct. 21, 2014


AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Finn Wittrock Talks PHANTOM Inspired Twisty The ClownAMERICAN HORROR STORY's Finn Wittrock Talks PHANTOM Inspired Twisty The Clown
Posted: Oct. 23, 2014


Alice Ripley Posts New JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Inspired 'Answer To Haterz'Alice Ripley Posts New JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Inspired 'Answer To Haterz'
Posted: Oct. 22, 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


INTO THE WOODS' Meryl Streep Reveals Why She Said 'No' to Previous Witch RolesINTO THE WOODS' Meryl Streep Reveals Why She Said 'No' to Previous Witch Roles
Posted: Oct. 22, 2014


Robert Askins' HAND TO GOD Will Open on Broadway in 2015; Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch & More to Reprise RolesRobert Askins' HAND TO GOD Will Open on Broadway in 2015; Steven Boyer, Marc Kudisch & More to Reprise Roles
Posted: Oct. 21, 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


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


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


Breaking News: IF/THEN's Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey Teaming on Broadway-Bound Musical THE VISITORBreaking: Kitt & Yorkey Teaming on Broadway-Bound Musical THE VISITOR
Posted: Oct. 20, 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 & More on 'Tonight'
Posted: Oct. 18, 2014


Academy and Grammy Award-Winner Jamie Foxx & His Sister Launches Down Syndrome World
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Down Syndrome World, the first national magazine dedicated to covering important topics affecting people with Down syndrome, their families, friends and caregivers. (more...)
Geva Theatre Center's Son House Project Launches 11/2
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

In December of 2013, Geva Theatre Center was selected as a recipient of a prestigious grant from the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation to create a multimedia celebration on the life and work of legendary blues guitarist, Son House. The 18-month project, entitled "A Journey to the Son," will bring together musicians, writers, artists and the area's leading regional theatre company in a "creative collision" to celebrate one of Rochester's own, Eddie "Son" House. The project will culminate in a four-day celebration in August weaving together stories, music, theatre, film, audio recordings, storytelling and lectures. (more...)
TastiSkank & An Evening with Nat Zegree Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)
Joel Bassin Named Producing Artistic Director of Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Firehouse Theatre has announced the appointment of Joel Bassin as Producing Artistic Director. He will take over leadership of the theatre at the end of Artistic Director Jase Smith's term in January 2015. Joel is the current Chair of Theatre at Hunter College in New York City. (more...)
Teatro Vista Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Teatro Vista has announced the addition of two new ensemble members and seven new artistic associates to the company. The new ensemble members include Ramon Camin and Tommy Rivera-Vega. New artistic associates include Jennifer Aparicio, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Isaac Gomez, Ayssette Muñoz, Yunuen Pardo and Jessie Prez. (more...)
Lauren Graham to Join Matthew Perry on CBS's ODD COUPLE Reboot
by TV News Desk on October 24, 2014

Lauren Graham will sign off on the final season of ABC's 'Parenthood' and head right over to CBS's upcoming reboot of THE ODD COUPLE for a guest starring role. (more...)
THE GAME'S AFOOT Begins 12/5 at TheatreWorks New Milford
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

This Holiday Season, TheatreWorks New Milford will present the hilarious Ken Ludwig whodunit, THE GAME'S AFOOT OR HOLMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. (more...)
Birmingham Hippodrome Announces Ballot Tickets for Mariinsky Theatre's Staging of Wagner's THE RING CYCLE
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

This November, Birmingham Hippodrome will present a once in a lifetime event as Wagner's epic RingCycle conducted by Maestro Valery Gergiev with his world-famous Mariinsky Opera makes its Birmingham Hippodrome debut with four performances over five nights; more than 250 artists will travel from St Petersburg to Birmingham, along with 10 trucks of scenery for this large scale undertaking. (more...)
Chef's Spotlight: Brandon Kida of CLEMENT at The Peninsula in New York City
by Marina Kennedy on October 24, 2014

Brandon Kida of Clement at the Peninsula Hotel on Fifth Avenue and 55th Street in New York City is in our 'Chef's Spotlight.' (more...)
Tony Winner Michele Pawk to Star in OUT OF ORBIT Staged Reading at Wagner College Theatre, 10/26
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Wagner College Theatre presents a staged reading of the 2014 Stanley Drama Award, OUT OF ORBIT by Jennifer Maisel, on Sunday, October 26 at 1pm at Stage One. Directed by WCT Professor Mickey Tennenbaum, OUT OF ORBIT stars Tony winner and WCT Professor Michele Pawk. (more...)
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Fri, Oct. 24th: Tony & Gaga Get CHEEK TO CHEEK
by Matt Tamanini on October 24, 2014

9:00pm: GRIMM | NBC 9:00pm: CHEEK TO CHEEK w/ Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett | PBS 10:00pm: CONSTANTINE | NBC Click for more picks! (more...)
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Sing-Off Competition Now Accepting Submissions
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Ready, Set, Sing! The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the fifth annual vocal competition for talented student singers! The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's Sing-Off Competition is part of the upcoming Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2015, and is aimed at providing a unique and creative opportunity for young people in the greater Pittsburgh region. (more...)
Florida Rep to Present THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS as Part of Lunchbox Series, Begin. 11/1
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Florida Rep's Education Department will present The True Story of the Three Little Pigs as part of the Lunchbox Theatre Series in the Historic Arcade Theatre. (more...)
Chromolume Theatre at the Attic Presents PUTTING IT TOGETHER 11/14-12/21
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Chromolume Theatre has announced its final production of 2014, Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together, opening on Friday, November 14 at 8pm. Devised by Sondheim and Julie McKenzie with music and lyrics by Sondheim and musical direction by Richard Berent, Putting It Together will be directed and choreographed by Ovation Award-winner Cate Caplin. The show will play a strictly limited engagement through December 21 only. (more...)
VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher in Promo Shoot for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!
by Stage Tube on October 24, 2014

ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY is the hilarious Tony-winning musical comedy that is back in the spotlight nearly 40 years after making its Broadway debut. (more...)
AEA Welcomes New Western Regional Director
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Actors' Equity Association ("AEA" or Equity) has announced that Gail E. Gabler will be the union's new western regional director/assistant executive director effective Monday, December 1, 2014. (more...)
SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 10/24/2014
by BWW on October 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 10/24/2014. (more...)
BWW Reviews: LEND ME A TENOR Opens Fulton Season With Laughter
by Marakay Rogers on October 24, 2014

Director Charles Abbott and actor Jeremiah James fill the Fulton stage with area native Ken Ludwig's best farce (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look - Jennifer DiNoia Goes Green for West End Debut in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

WICKED, the award-winning musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released the first pictures of Jennifer DiNoia as she prepares for her West End debut on Monday. (more...)
Repertory Dance Theatre Presents SURPRISE PACKAGES, 11/22
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Repertory Dance Theatre presents a special concert designed to entertain children of all ages. In their 49th year, RDT will perform the fun and refreshing concert by choreographer, Tim Hadel, SURPRISE PACKAGES. The show is inspired by rhymes, games, puzzles and hijinks to delight audiences from age 3-103. To kick off the holiday season, RDT will offer this gift to the community with tickets just $10, or $40 for a family of 5. (more...)
The Firm's Final 2014 Concert to Feature Langbein String Quartet, Marianna Grynchuk, 11/3
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Four of the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's finest string players, performing as The Langbein String Quartet, will join forces with young piano virtuoso, Marianna Grynchuk, and local accordion legend, Gareth Chin, to present the final concert in The Firm's 2014 season on November 3, 8pm, in Elder Hall. (more...)
The OH YEAH! Tour Coming to Harris Center, 11/19
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Jazz fans will have a rare chance to see two celebrated New Orleans jazz icons in the same performance at Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom. The celebrated Preservation Hall Jazz Band and one of New Orleans favorite sons, Allen Toussaint, are touring the United States in a joint tour for the first time ever. Unlike many tour packages, where two artists tour together but perform their own shows, this tour will be a combined show, with lots of interaction between the two legends (more...)
The Illusionists 1903 Coming to QPAC in January
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

The team behind the biggest selling magic shows in the world will hold the world premiere of their brand new production, The Illusionists 1903 in the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from 4 January 2015. (more...)
Melville Theatre to Present WIFE AFTER DEATH
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

A SECRET life will soon be exposed at a funeral and the bombshell will cause tempers - and ashes - to fly. (more...)
Quintessence Extends AS YOU LIKE IT & RICHARD II Through 11/16
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Quintessence Theatre Group has launched its fifth season of progressive classic theatre with an all-male Shakespeare repertory: AS YOU LIKE IT presented in rotating repertory with RICHARD II. (more...)
AVENUE Q Returning to NCTC this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

This holiday season, get ready for more outrageously delightful songs and charmingly naughty puppets, as New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the return of its sold-out, record-breaking hit Avenue Q, with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, book by Jeff Whitty, based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. (more...)
Performance Dates Change For Cal Rep's THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

California Repertory's second production of their 2014-2015 season, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch, will now open on Friday, November 14th. There will be three matinee performances on Saturday, November 15th; Saturday, November 22nd; and Saturday, December 6TH, all beginning at 4PM. (more...)
Photo Flash: Try and Tear Him Down - New Photos of Michael C. Hall in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall is currently in performances in the title role of Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you additional photos of Hall and the company of HEDWIG in action! (more...)
2-Disc Deluxe Edition INTO THE WOODS Soundtrack to Be Released 12/16!
by Movies News Desk on October 24, 2014

The official soundtrack recording for Disney's hotly anticipated big screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS will be released on Tuesday, December 16th. (more...)
Jason Manford to Star in THE PRODUCERS 2015 UK Tour
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Award winning comedian Jason Manford will star in a brand new UK Tour of The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks' beloved Academy Award winning movie, The Producers is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards; it opens its UK tour in March 2015. (more...)
Andrea Martin-Led NOISES OFF Will Begin Previews December 2015; Opening Night Set for January 14
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced dates for Michael Frayn's comedy Noises Off, starring Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Andrea Martin as 'Dotty.' Jeremy Herrin will direct the new Broadway production as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. Noises Off will begin previews on Thursday, December 17, 2015 and open officially on Thursday, January 14, 2016 on Broadway. This will be a limited engagement. (more...)
Official: James McAvoy Will Lead THE RULING CLASS at Trafalgar; Jamie Lloyd to Direct
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

BAFTA winning and Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy (Filth, The Last King of Scotland, Atonement, X-Men) returns to Trafalgar Transformed, following his performance in Jamie Lloyd's Macbeth, which launched the first Trafalgar Transformed season and earned him an Olivier award nomination for Best Actor, and for the production a nomination for Best Revival. McAvoy will play Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Artistic Director, Jamie Lloyd. The production runs from 16 January to 11 April 2015, with press night on 27 January. Design is by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Jon Clark and sound by Ben and Max Ringham. (more...)
Review Zusammenfassung - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR premiert in Dortmund
by Iris Moebius on October 24, 2014

In diesem Herbst widmet sich das Theater Dortmund in einer Co-Produktion mit dem Theater Bonn einer neuen, englisch-sprachigen Inszenierung von Andrew Llyod Webber's und Tim Rice's Rock-Oper 'Jesus Christ Superstar'. Musikalische Auseinandersetzungen mit Jesus Christus und der Passionsgeschichte haben eine lange Tradition, selbst Musicals zu dem Thema gab es schon vor Lloyd Webber. Was die konservativen Kreise damals jedoch befremdete, war der Ansatz von Tim Rice, die letzten sieben Tage Jesu aus der Sicht von Judas zu erzahlen. Judas, nicht ein Verrater, sondern ein Freund und Anhanger von Jesus, der besorgt beobachtet, wie ihre gemeinsame Bewegung aus dem Ruder lauft: Die immer fanatischer werdenden Anhanger machen aus Jesus eine Kultfigur, erheben jedes seiner Worte zur absoluten Wahrheit, wahrend er selbst zunehmend launischer und unzuganglicher wird. Tim Rice entwirft das Bild eines zutiefst menschlichen Jesu, den aber Anhanger und Gegner gleichermaßen zum Superstar stilisieren. In Zeiten des Starkults, der Sehnsucht nach Leitfiguren und verbindlichen Werten sind die Fragen, die Jesus Christ Superstar aufwirft, nach wie vor hoch aktuell. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Spit-Polishes THE HEIRESS
by Joseph Baker on October 24, 2014

THE HEIRESS, Ruth and Augustus Goetz's 1947 adaptation of Henry James' WASHINGTON SQUARE and currently occupying the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis, has had a long and steady run on stages throughout the world - and why not? Tightly corseted, polite to a fault, and observing proprieties, this intelligently written script captures the essence of the James source material without the convoluted, complex sentences that, alas, repel many readers. As tautly drawn as the material on one of the samplers for which its heroine is noted, when one of the characters punctuates the prevailing politeness with a barbed or telling line of dialogue, it's as if a sharp and jagged blade suddenly ripped through the fabric of the needlework itself. All this play needs for a successful run is a handsome set, period costumes - and four or five gifted players. (more...)
Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE to Bow at Dominion Theatre Following World Tour, March 9
by BWW News Desk on October 24, 2014

Due to popular demand, following a sold-out run at the London Palladium, Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games, will transfer to the Dominion Theatre next year, running for six months from 9 March 2015. Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games had its West End premiere at the legendary London Palladium in early September with an exclusive and limited run, featuring Michael Flatley in his final West End performances. The show has its final performance this Saturday 25 October, ahead of a World Tour. (more...)
Allison Williams Talks NBC's Live PETER PAN Broadcast: 'I'm Not Scared'
by TV News Desk on October 24, 2014

Allison Williams spoke from a West Side rehearsal space about starring in NBC's highly anticipated live broadcast of the classic musical PETER PAN. The production airs on Thursday December 4th. (more...)
VIDEO: John Lithgow Talks Return to Broadway: 'I Feel Like a Kid Again!'
by TV News Desk on October 24, 2014

Two time Oscar nominee and Tony Award winner John Lithgow stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about co-starring opposite Glenn Close in the revival of Edward Albee's play A DELICATE BALANCE on Broadway. (more...)
Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 & More Set for CBS Holiday Special A VERY GRAMMY CHRISTMAS, 12/5
by TV News Desk on October 24, 2014

CBS Television Network's new one -hour entertainment special, A VERY GRAMMY® CHRISTMAS, will feature singer/songwriter Ariana Grande, three-time GRAMMY AWARD®-winning group Maroon 5 (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY
by BroadwayWorld TV on October 24, 2014

ELMER GANTRY is a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. Signature Theatre's presentation will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre now through November 9, Signature's production includes several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the production below! (more...)