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Review Roundup: Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Sep 18, 2014

ALLIANCE THEATRE just opened the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nomineeRon Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, 'one of the most innovative songwriters working today.' Broadway veterans John Behlmann, Melissa Errico, and Will Swenson star as the Veteran catcher 'Crash' Davis (Swenson), rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin 'Nuke' LaLoosh (Behlmann) and Annie Savoy (Errico). (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Perform Songs of Miller and Tysen at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented 'The Songs of Miller and Tysen' last night, September 15th, 2014. Described as equal parts James Taylor and Stephen Sondheim, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's songs have been performed everywhere from East Village folk clubs, to Off-Broadway theaters, to Sesame Street. The concert featureed some of Broadway's best performers singing never-before-heard material from Tuck Everlasting, which premieres at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta this winter. The concert also included favorite tunes from The Burnt Part Boys, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. (more...)

Blackfriars Welcomes New Artistic & Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Blackfriars Theatre (Blackfriars) welcomes Danny Hoskins as Artistic and Managing Director of the organization. Mr. Hoskins inherits the position from Blackfriars current Artistic and Managing Director, John Haldoupis, who will step down as artistic leader of the organization after the close of the 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

TCG Sets Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships 9th Round Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, have announced the ninth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients. The program is designed to support actors' professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to live theatre. Funded by the Fox Foundation and administered by TCG, the fellowship is one of only a few programs of its kind for actors in the country. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Rachel Bay Jones and More Sing Miller and Tysen at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Songs of Miller and Tysen' tonight, September 15th, 2014. Shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Described as equal parts James Taylor and Stephen Sondheim, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's songs have been performed everywhere from East Village folk clubs, to Off-Broadway theaters, to Sesame Street. The concert will feature some of Broadway's best performers singing never-before-heard material from Tuck Everlasting, which premieres at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta this winter. The concert will also include favorite tunes from The Burnt Part Boys, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 14, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: An Evening of Song Benefiting 'Art Attack', The Songs of Miller & Tysen: Tuck Everlasting & More, Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton', Sondheim Unplugged, and @Actor_Friend @54Below. (more...)

Peak Performances Presents Liz Lerman's HEALING WARS, 9/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Liz Lerman's "Healing Wars," the first dance event of Peak Performances 2014/15 season, opens at the Kasser Theater for three days only, September 25-27, following three weeks of sold-out performances at the Arena Stage in Washington D.C this past June. (more...)

Alliance Theatre, Actor's Express, Serenbe's OKLAHOMA! and More Among 2013-14 Suzi Bass Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

The Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. revealed nominations for the 2013-2014 Atlanta professional theatrical season this evening to theatre patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party, which rotates venues, was hosted this year by Actor's Express in the King Plow Arts Center of Atlanta. Guest announcers included performers Christy Baggett, Laura Cole, Danielle Deadwyler, and Tess Malis Kincaid. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

ASO Management & Musicians Unable to Reach Agreement; 2014-2015 Season Cancelled?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2014

Despite months of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) discussions, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Players Association and Orchestra management have not reached an agreement on a new contract. As a result, the contract with the musicians' union has expired, effective 12:00 midnight on Saturday, September 6, 2014. This development may delay or cancel portions of the scheduled 2014-15 season, which is set to open on Thursday, September 25, 2014. (more...)

Georgia Shakespeare Cancels Upcoming HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Due to insufficient financial resources, Georgia Shakespeare announced that it has cancelled its production of Henry V, scheduled to open October 1. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsals for Alliance's BULL DURHAM with Melissa Errico, Will Swenson & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 02, 2014

ALLIANCE THEATRE will present the world premiere of BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. The production hits the Alliance Stage on September 3rd. Directed by Kip Fagan (Off-Broadway: The Revisionist), BULL DURHAM has a book by Academy Award-nomineeRon Shelton (director and screenwriter of the Bull Durham movie) and music and lyrics by Susan Werner, whom the Chicago Tribune called, 'one of the most innovative songwriters working today.' Check out some behind the scenes footage from rehearsals in the video below! (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Rachel Bay Jones & More Set to Sing Miller and Tysen at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents "The Songs of Miller and Tysen" on Monday, September 15th, 2014. Shows at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Described as equal parts James Taylor and Stephen Sondheim, Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen's songs have been performed everywhere from East Village folk clubs, to Off-Broadway theaters, to Sesame Street. The concert will feature some of Broadway's best performers singing never-before-heard material from Tuck Everlasting, which premieres at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta this winter. The concert will also include favorite tunes from The Burnt Part Boys, and The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. www.MILLERandTYSEN.com (more...)

Craig Jessup Sings THE GLORY OF LOVE, 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Acclaimed Bay Area crooner Craig Jessup returns to the concert stage with another collection of classics from the Great American Songbook on September 19 at 8pm at 142 Throckmorton Theatre (142 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley). (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Lark Play Development Center Announces 2014-15 Playwrights Workshop Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The Lark Play Development Center named five New York City-based playwrights as Playwrights' Workshop Fellows for the 2014-15 season. The group spans a wide range of backgrounds and professional experiences and will meet regularly throughout the year to develop new plays. (more...)

Alliance Theatre Promotes Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The ALLIANCE THEATRE is pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher Moses to Associate Artistic Director. Moses joined the education staff of the ALLIANCE THEATRE in 2000 and has served as the Alliance's Director of Educational Programs since 2011. This transition reflects the Alliance's ongoing commitment to artistic integration in education. (more...)

L. Scott Caldwell to Star in Colony Theatre's WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the second production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS by Pearl Cleage. The production stars Tony winner L. Scott Caldwell, and is directed by Saundra McClain. WHAT I LEARNED IN PARIS will preview on Wednesday, September 3; Thursday, September 4; andFriday, September 5 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, September 6 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, October 5 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

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