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Holland Taylor, Rachel Dratch & Glenn Fitzgerald Join Cast of MTC's RIPCORDHolland Taylor, Rachel Dratch & Glenn Fitzgerald Join Cast of MTC's RIPCORD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) just announced Rachel Dratch (Love's Labour's Lost, "Saturday Night Live"), Glenn Fitzgerald (Hamlet, The Sixth Sense), and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Holland Taylor (Ann, "Two and a Half Men") will join Drama Desk Award winner Marylouise Burke in the cast ofManhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of Ripcord, the new comedy by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce. (more...)

Crashbox Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S)Crashbox Theater Company to Stage World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Crashbox Theater Company will present the World Premiere of KITCHEN SINK EXPERIMENT(S) by Colby Day. Director Andrew J Scoville will stage the production in an authentic Brooklyn apartment with a limited audience of 20 per performance. Previews begin October 16 with opening night slated for Wednesday, October 21 at Brian & Simone's Apartment. (more...)

RUNNING INTERFERENCE Set for FringeNYCRUNNING INTERFERENCE Set for FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

RUNNING INTERFERENCE, an exploration of the personal costs professional athletes pay to play, will receive its world premiere in the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival. Written by Broadway's MAMMA MIA / CBS' 'Blue Bloods' actor Eric William Morris and Yale graduate Ashley Rodbro, both members of musical theater writer Joe Iconis' 'family' of collaborators, RUNNING INTERFERENCE marks Morris and Rodbro's New York writing debut. Performances will begin August 15. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Adam Kaplan Join #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below 7/27Krysta Rodriguez, Adam Kaplan Join #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below 7/27
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 26, 2015

After a SOLD OUT engagement last fall, #SOBLESSED Live! returns to 54 BELOW on July 27th at 9:30 p.m., benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS! Krysta Rodriguez ('Smash') and Adam Kaplan (Newsies) join host Lesli Margherita (Matilda) in #SOBLESSED Live! featuring Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Chris McCarrell (Les Miserables), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Kate Shindle (Legally Blonde, AEA PRESIDENT!), Alex Wyse (Deaf West's Spring Awakening), Chelsea Nachman (Twitter) as Laura Benanti. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: FROZEN Is Aiming To Freeze Up Broadway In A Big WayFLASH FRIDAY: FROZEN Is Aiming To Freeze Up Broadway In A Big Way
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 24, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's big news that FROZEN will be hitting Broadway with a song-packed score! (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Talk Long-Awaited New Musical UP HEREBobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Talk Long-Awaited New Musical UP HERE
by Sally Henry - Jul 19, 2015

Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez's UP HERE might be new to public audiences, but to Lopez, it's the product of a lengthy process. (more...)

Tickets to FringeNYC's FringeFAVES on Sale TodayTickets to FringeNYC's FringeFAVES on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC), the largest multi-arts festival in North America, will present the 19th Annual Festival from August 14 - 30, 2015. This year the festival will present programming by 185 of the world's best emerging theatre troupes and dance companies in 16 venues in downtown Manhattan. With attendance topping 75,000 people, FringeNYC is New York City's fifth largest event (just behind New York International Auto Show, Tribeca Film Festival, New York City Marathon, and New York Comic Con). Tickets go on sale today -- Friday, July 17, 2015. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Re-Air 2012 Interview with Roger Rees This WeekTHEATER TALK to Re-Air 2012 Interview with Roger Rees This Week
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

THEATER TALK honors the late actor/director Roger Rees with an encore presentation of its 2012 interview featuring Rees and his husband, Rick Elice, discussing their three decades as life-partners, as well as their collaboration with Alex Timbers on the multi-Tony® winning play, Peter and the Starcatcher. (more...)

Sutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City CenterSutton Foster Leads Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY, Opening Tonight at the City Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Directed by Leigh Silverman and choreographed by Sonya Tayeh, THE WILD PARTY will run tonight, July 15, through July 18 at New York City Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part TwoPhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part Two
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part OnePhoto Flash: Remembering Roger Rees- Part One
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

As we previously reported, Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband,Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Roger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be SetRoger Rees 1944-2015 - Full Obituary and Memorial to Be Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Roger Rees, the legendary, Tony Award-winning actor, and Tony Award nominated director, passed away last night at his home in New York City, after a brief journey with cancer. His husband, Rick Elice, and family and friends were at his side. (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

It was just back in late-May when we reported that Roger Rees, then starring in THE VISIT on Broadway opposite Chita Rivera had departed the show on a medical leave. Today, we are sad to share the news that the star passed away on Friday evening, at home in New York at 71. According to a statement from his publicist, he passed away at home after battling a brief illness. (more...)

Photo Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in PhotosPhoto Special: Roger Rees, Celebrated in Photos
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 11, 2015

Below, we share photos from the site's archives of the star both onstage and off. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed.  (more...)

First Listen! New Musical SUMMER VALLEY FAIR to Premiere Next Week at NYMFFirst Listen! New Musical SUMMER VALLEY FAIR to Premiere Next Week at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) along with Sally Cade Holmes (Here's Hoover!, Les Freres Corbusier) and Patti Anne Miller (LOVEPLAY /PLAYMONEY, La Mama) present Summer Valley Fair. Performances will take place from July 16 through July 19 at THEATER 3 (311 West 43rd Street). Official Opening is set for July 16 at 8:00PM. (more...)

John Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps InJohn Ellison Conlee Departs Encores! Off-Center's THE WILD PARTY; Ryan Andes Steps In
by Jessica Showers - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned John Ellison Conlee, Tony nominee for THE FULL MONTY, has had to depart Encores! Off-Center's upcoming production of Andrew Lippa's THE WILD PARTY due to a scheduling conflict. Ryan Andes, who last starred on TV in PETER PAN LIVE! and in Broadway's BIG FISH, steps in. (more...)

Justin Bartha & Cast Of PERMISSION Say Farewell In Group ShotJustin Bartha & Cast Of PERMISSION Say Farewell In Group Shot
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 14, 2015

Justin Bartha and cast say goodbye to PERMISSION! (more...)

Kristen & Robert Lopez Set for FROZEN FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! at D23 ExpoKristen & Robert Lopez Set for FROZEN FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! at D23 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

D23 EXPO 2015 attendees are in for a fun-filled musical treat when Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! takes over the 7,500-seat Hall D23. The event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place at 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 16, at the Anaheim Convention Center. (more...)

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