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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 19Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 19
by - Oct 19, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 19, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14Photo Coverage: CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre Celebrates its 10th Birthday in Culver City on 10/14/14
by Shari Barrett - Oct 19, 2014

The Kirk Douglas Theatre was originally an historic 1940s Streamlined Moderne-style movie house called the Culver Theater, and it is believed that Kirk Douglas' movie "Spartacus" played there in the early 1960s. In 2003 it was transformed into an intimate 317-seat live theatre venue and named for the theatre's initial major donor: Kirk Douglas. On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre celebrated its 10th birthday with Anne and Kirk Douglas in attendance. (more...)

Brooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS Next MonthBrooke Adams and Tony Shalhoub to Star in Commonwealth Shakespeare's HAPPY DAYS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/7Virginia Rep to Open THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of They're Playing Our Song on Friday, November 7 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, January 4. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams to Star in CSC's HAPPY DAYS, 11/18-23Tony Shalhoub & Brooke Adams to Star in CSC's HAPPY DAYS, 11/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) will present its first indoor production as ?Theatre Company in Residence at Babson College, Samuel Beckett's classic Happy Days featuring Brooke Adams* (Lend Me A Tenor, CSC's The Last Will) and Tony Shalhoub* (Act One, Monk) November 18 - 23 at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College. (more...)

Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

New York Stage and Film has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. (more...)

Brian Dennehy & Neil McDonough Join Cast of TNT's PUBLIC MORALSBrian Dennehy & Neil McDonough Join Cast of TNT's PUBLIC MORALS
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

According to Deadline, Brian Dennehy, currently starring in LOVE LETTERS on Broadway, and Neil McDonough have signed on for TNT's upcoming drama PUBLIC MORALS. The pair will recur on the series produced by Steven Spielberg, premiering in 2015. (more...)

Sheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena StageSheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. This modernized production features new orchestrations for classic songs, including 'Let the Good Times Roll' and 'Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby,' and a contemporary twist on the five Moes, now a hit boy band set in 2014. This dynamic musical revue features musical direction by Darryl G. Ivey (assistant music director for original Broadway production of Five Guys Named Moe) and choreography by Byron Easley (off-Broadway's Langston in Harlem). A co-production with Cleveland Play House, Five Guys Named Moe runs November 14-December 28, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Present TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY at the Pantages, 11/17The Actors Fund to Present TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY at the Pantages, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY with Michael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' on November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and More in Highlights of CTG's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFULSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood and More in Highlights of CTG's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2014

The Center Theatre Group engagement of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece 'The Trip to Bountiful,' began performances at the Ahmanson Theatre tonight, September 17, and continues through November 2, 2014. Below, check out photos from opening night! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Luminous Cicely Tyson Makes TRIP TO BOUNTIFULBWW Reviews: Luminous Cicely Tyson Makes TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Don Grigware - Oct 3, 2014

In his timeless and invigorating script The Trip to Bountiful Horton Foote engages our attention with his keen appraisal that 'The world can't be bought'. Believing the best things in life are free - well, almost..., elderly Carrie Watts (Cicely Tyson), in her Tony-winning role, proves just how healing a return to one's roots, however brief, may be. This Broadway revival directed by Michael Wilson also stars Vanessa Williams from the original New York production and Blair Underwood replacing Cuba Gooding Jr. It's a stellar cast, achieving a truly beautiful representation of Foote's infreqeuntly seen work. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood, Opens at the Ahmanson!Photo Flash: THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood, Opens at the Ahmanson!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The Center Theatre Group engagement of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece 'The Trip to Bountiful,' began performances at the Ahmanson Theatre tonight, September 17, and continues through November 2, 2014. Below, check out photos from opening night! (more...)

BWW Special Feature: From The Park to Central ParkBWW Special Feature: From The Park to Central Park
by BWW Features - Sep 29, 2014

Sat in Scealta Mora's spacious rehearsal room overlooking Vauxhall Park, Warde Street's director Jenny Eastop is partaking in an animated discussion with the show's cast on the role of terrorism in politics, one of the play's themes. Set in the aftermath of the 2005 London Bombings, Warde Street looks at what happens when you are unable to forgive and instead seek revenge, and at how politics and terrorism have become intrinsically linked in particular when it comes to election time. (more...)

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood, Opens Tonight in L.A.THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, Starring Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams and Blair Underwood, Opens Tonight in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Center Theatre Group engagement of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece 'The Trip to Bountiful,' began performances at the Ahmanson Theatre tonight, September 17, and continues through November 2, 2014. The opening is tonight, September 26. (more...)

Simon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourSimon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The producers of the North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT announced today that Simon Jones ("Hitchhiker's Guide, The Real Thing) will return to the role of Dr Bradman, which he performed during the sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams & Blair Underwood in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at CTG/AhmansonPhoto Flash: First Look at Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams & Blair Underwood in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL at CTG/Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The Center Theatre Group engagement of the Tony-nominated Broadway revival of Horton Foote's American masterpiece 'The Trip to Bountiful' opens Friday, September 26 at the Ahmanson Theatre. The production continues through November 2, 2014. (more...)

2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow2014 LA STAGE ALLIANCE OVATION AWARDS Nominees Announced - Theatre at Boston Court Leads; Geffen, La Mirada Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!Theatre @ Boston Court, the Geffen and La Mirada Lead 2014 Ovation Award Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Nominees for the 2014 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on the evening of Monday, September 22 at Native Voices at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. The nominations were revealed by past Ovation Award recipients Gigi Bermingham, Brighid Fleming, Parmer Fuller, Jennifer Haley, Brian Kite, Glynn Turman, and John Zalewski, along with LA STAGE Alliance Chief Executive Officer Terence McFarland. (more...)

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