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MAKE IT BETTER: SONGS BY HYEYOUNG KIM Set for Indian Road Cafe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Award-winning songwriter Hyeyoung Kim (SUNFISH, CAFE-IN) will present a one-night only concert of original material Thursday, August 21st, 2014, 8pm at the Indian Road Cafe, 600 W. 218th Street, New York, NY. There is no cover or food/drink minimum. (more...)

Ann Arvia to Join Jonathan Hadary in Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Broadway production this fall, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater mounts a new staging of Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Helmed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, the production features choreography by Arena favorite Parker Esse, who adapts the original Jerome Robbins choreography for an in-the-round staging, and a 10-piece orchestra led by Musical Director Paul Sportelli (Arena's My Fair Lady, Light in the Piazza). (more...)

BWW Blog: Melissa Errico of Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM - Silliness & Garter Belts
by Guest Blogger: Melissa Errico - Aug 19, 2014

I'm sitting in rehearsal watching Will Swenson (brilliantly) do 'Crash At The Plate' and everyone is laughing so much we are taking a break now. Benny Elledge who plays the umpire, marking Crashes strike outs, is so nuts and can make a meal out of the word 'Steeeeeee' which is (I quote) 'a derivation of the word STRIKE' Benny says umpires in general don't always finish words. He grunts grotesquely to teach me this moments later, as I interview him for this blog. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Will Swenson, Melissa Errico and John Behlmann in Alliance Theatre's BILL DURHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 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. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

MOUNTAINFILM ON TOUR ATL Returns to Plaza Theatre This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Mountainfilm on Tour ATL, a part of the Mountainfilm in Telluride family, makes its second annual appearance at the Plaza Atlanta Theatre in August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Alliance Theatre's BULL DURHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for the ALLIANCE THEATRE's upcoming world premiere 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-nominee Ron 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 character portraits of the cast below! (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 17
by - Aug 17, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

Gary Griffin Set to Direct Manhattan Concert Productions' PARADE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The TONY Award-winning score from Parade will be brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on February 16, 2015. Recent TONY-winner, and original composer, Jason Robert Brown will be at the helm to direct a star-studded cast and full chorus as Music Director, joined by Olivier Award-nominee Gary Griffin as Director. (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Company Releases Leadership Update
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

The board of directors of Penobscot Theatre Company has announced that Artistic Director Bari Newport has been named producing artistic director, and Mary Budd, who had served as the theatre's interim managing director since February, has been named executive director. (more...)

Photo Flash: Batter Up! Melissa Errico & Will Swenson Prep for BULL DURHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for the ALLIANCE THEATRE's upcoming world premiere BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. The production hits the Alliance Stage on September 3rd. Recently, the BULL DURHAM cast took a break from rehearsals to take a field trip to Coolray Field, home to the Triple A minor league team, the Gwinnett Braves, where Braves coaches and Manager Brian Snitker provided training and tips for the talented actors. BroadwayWorld brings you more photos from the special event below! (more...)

Aurora Theatre Academy Announces Fall 2014 Programs for Adults and Kids Alike
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

With school back in session and families settling into the school year, Aurora Theatre announces an amazing array of classes for students this fall. The acclaimed Aurora Theatre Academy offers sessions for any student. From beginners to advanced and covering students in 1st-12th grade programs as well as, an Adult Acting Class. Aurora Theatre Director of Education, Jaclyn Hofmann, has put together an incredible team of teaching professionals, who you may have spotted on stage around Atlanta or on screen anywhere from Georgia Lottery commercials to HBO. (more...)

Nicholas L. Ashe, Grantham Coleman and Jeremy Pope to Star in West Coast Premiere of CHOIR BOY at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the complete cast for the West Coast premiere of Choir Boy. This new production -- featuring gospel music -- will highlight several performers from the Manhattan Theatre Club run. Nicholas L. Ashe and Grantham Coleman will join the previously announced Jeremy Pope. (more...)

Photo Flash: Will Swenson & BULL DURHAM Cast Get Baseball Training from Braves Triple A Team
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The BULL DURHAM cast took a field trip to Coolray Field, home to the Triple A minor league team, the Gwinnett Braves, where Braves coaches and Manager Brian Snitker provided training and tips for the talented actors. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Star in Lincoln Center's THE OLDEST BOY; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nami Yamamoto will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY. The play, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Open 2014 Season with Bellini's NORMA, 9/5-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

San Francisco Opera's 2014-15 Season opens September 5, 2014 with a dramatic new production of Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto masterpiece Norma, starring American soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in one of opera's most dazzling and demanding roles. American mezzo-soprano Daveda Karanas is the young priestess Adalgisa; Italian tenor Marco Berti is Pollione; and American bass-baritone Christian Van Horn is Oroveso. Music Director Nicola Luisotti conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus and Director Kevin Newbury and set designer David Korins return to San Francisco Opera to premiere this vivid, large-scale new co-production with Toronto's Canadian Opera Company, Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Norma runs for seven performances through September 30. (more...)

Stark Naked Theatre to Present THE GOD GAME Through 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

Following a critically-acclaimed third season, Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its fourth season on September 5th with the southwest regional premiere of The God Game, written by award-winning playwright Suzanne Bradbeer. Critics praised The God Game in its world premiere earlier this year, calling it "a superb new drama" and "the sort of new work that theatre fans long to see." And just in time for election season, Houston audiences will likewise be enthralled with Stark Naked's production of this exciting political drama. The God Game is a relevant and thought-provoking new play that deftly examines the role of faith on the national political stage. Running through September 20th at Stark Naked Theatre's STUDIO 101, The God Game is directed by Jennifer Dean and features perennial favorites Justin Doran, Philip Lehl, and Kim Tobin-Lehl in the lead roles. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Melissa Errico, Will Swenson, & John Behlmann in BULL DURHAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 02, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for the ALLIANCE THEATRE's upcoming world premiere BULL DURHAM, a new musical based on the beloved 1988 film. Melissa Erico, one of the stars, posted the show's first picture to Twitter, saying, 'Our first promo photo shoot yesterday for #BullDurhamMusical at @alliancetheatre w/ @thewillswenson & @johnbehlmann!' (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway-Bound Tony Yazbeck Reveals Details on Toe-Tappin' 54 Below Debut, ON THE TOWN and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 02, 2014

Yazbeck, who is currently in rehearsals for a concert version of KISS ME KATE at London's Royal Albert Hall, recently took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the concerts, preparing for ON THE TOWN, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Alliance Theatre to Premiere Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD, 9/26-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The ALLIANCE THEATRE has announced the world premiere of NATIVE GUARD. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey's NATIVE GUARD will be brought to the stage with actors, music, imagery, and visual art in a complete theatrical staging. NATIVE GUARD will open the Hertz Stage season at the ALLIANCE THEATRE September 26 - October 19, 2014. Opening night is Wednesday, October 1, 2014. (more...)

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